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It was such a great trip. Really rewarding to clean up the beautiful beaches up there - we found lots of ghost nets, which made us all feel glad to be there so we could get rid of them (didn't find any trapped turtles but saw lots of turtle tracks on the beaches) - and to hang out with the Dhimurru rangers and learn a bit about Yolngu culture. ....weather was sunny most days, and warm but not too hot - we even went swimming in the sea most days.
60th Anniversary Everest Treks
2013 marks the 60th anniversary of the first ascent of Mt Everest in 1953 by Tenzing Norgay and the late Sir Edmund Hillary. It was a momentous event in history and we’re celebrating it with a series of Everest region 60th Anniversary Treks. There are five different treks varying in duration and intensity, and all of them will culminate at the 3800m Thyangboche Monastery on May 29th 2013 where we will host a special dinner.
Thyangboche Monastery is the most important Buddhist spiritual site in the Nepal Himalayas and this amazing setting, ringed by soaring Himalayan peaks in all directions, is a fitting place for celebration. Dinner will be a special black tie event held in our specially constructed dining tent. The commemorations include a sumptuous banquet meal and the company of famous guests (including Greg Mortimer and Brigitte Muir) who have been influential in Everest’s history.
The treks range from 12-23 days from introductory to challenging. Regardless of your age, ability or experience there is an adventure for you to step foot on. These treks are only offered every five years and always sell out so be quick to put your name against a spot.
Remote Passes of Everest 60th Anniversary Trek , 19 days, moderate to challenging
Cross remote passes on an incredible journey into the highest mountain range on earth
Everest Base Camp 60th Anniversary Trek, 19 days, moderate
Trek the classic expedition approach to the base of Everest
Everest 60th Anniversary Trek, 12 days, introductory
Anniversary Trek - a classic short trek combining Sherpa culture with views of Everest
Everest Circuit 60th Anniversary Trek, 23 days, moderate to challenging
View the summit of Everest from Gokyo Ri and traverse the Cho La to the base of Everest
Gokyo Lakes 60th Anniversary Trek, 18 days, moderate
Gokyo is one of the most spectacular treks in the region with its serene turquoise lakes and stunning views of Mount Everest
Junbesi Medical Centre Waste Management Project, 20 days with a 3 day community project
A unique opportunity to construct a safe waste management solution for a medical centre in the Solukhumbu region of Nepal culminating at Thyangboche to celebrate the 60th Anniversary
Under 30s Everest Anniversary Trek with James Castrission - 16 days, moderate
A special trek for people under 30, with a pioneering young adventurer. View more details on our World Youth Adventures website.
Everest 60th Anniversary Trek with George Negus - 12 days, introductory
Classic short trek combining Sherpa culture with views of Everest led by veteran of Australian television George Negus.