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Trekking Encounters offers charity treks and tours throughout Nepal. We also offer a discount travel package to the organizations that are working for physically disabled people and visually impaired persons. Our trips are operated fully with the ethics of responsible travel codes.

Trekking Encounters ran Charity Treks to support in the ‘Rebuilding Nepal’ mission after the devastating earthquake of April 25 and May 12 in 2015. The popular Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp and Poonhill Ghorepani Trek were made available to book where 10% of the trip cost was allocated to its ‘Charity Fund’.

Trekking Encounters ran a Charity Trek to Everest Base Camp in October, 2010.

Trekking Encounters operated a Charity Trek to the Mount Everest Base Camp. However, they were only able to reach up to Tengboche due to bad weather which trapped them for some days in Kathmandu. There were seven VIPs (Visually Impaired Persons) in the team namely Drew, Eddie, Fiona, Jacky, Jen, Natalie, Dean and seven UK guides Amanda, Bob, Derek, Diana, June, Linda and Rhona. The team also supported Bright Land School in Kathmandu with some stationery and books.

We would like to send our very special thanks to Dean and Rhona who supported the school financially to build up some funds for scholarships. Trekking Encounters aims to find more opportunities in building up scholarship funds for the remote and underprivileged children of Nepal.

Trek Itinerary:

Day 1 – (Mon) 11th October – Flew from Kathmandu to Paphlu, which sits at 2500m

Day 2 – (Tues) 12th – Paphlu 2500m – Tacshindu 2740m, Ascent 800m / descent 560m

Day 3 – (Weds) 13th – Tacshindu 2740m – Kharicola 1970m, Descent 1450m / ascent 680m

Day 4 – (Thurs) 14th – Kharicola 1970m – Puiyan 2635m, Descent 100m / ascent 765m

Day 5 – (Fri) 15th – Puiyan 2635m – Chaurikhark 2645m, Descent 300m / ascent 310m

Day 6 – (Sat) 16th – Chaurikhark 2645m – Phakding 2610m, Descent 1030m / ascent 990m

Day 7 – (Sun) 17th – Phakding 2610m – Namche 3465m, Descent 230m / ascent 1085m

Day 8 – (Mon) 18th – Namche 3465m – Everest view point 3880m – Namche 3465m, Ascent 416m / descent 416m again

Day 9 – (Tues) 19th – Namche 3465m – Kumchung 3790m, Descent 90m / ascent 415m

Day 10 – (Weds) 20th – Kumjung 3790m – Tenboche 3860m, Descent 435m / ascent 535m; A small group of us then went up a local hill to clear the 400m mark. We finished at 4210, adding an extra 350m to our day’s trek.

Day 11 – (Thurs) 21st – Tenboche 3860m – Namche 3465m, Descent 695m / ascend 300m

Day 12 – (Fri) 22nd – Namche 3465m – Phakding 2720m, Descent 1020m / ascent 275m

Day 13 – (Sat) 23rd – Phakding 2720m – Lukla 2860m, Descent 135m / ascent 275m

Day 14 – (Sun) 24th – Flew back to Kathmandu, from Lukla.

To read more about the training and trek, and see more photos, please check out the official website – Trekking Nepal – 2010