Trekking Everest Base Camp for a CAUSE! Raise funds for \"Nepal Children\'s Home\" - A home for children in need. As
you may know VIN has planned to construct an orphanage home by 2015 to
accommodate 50 + orphan, abandoned children. The project will cost VIN
VIN has been organizing Base Camp (EBC ABC) Charity Treks in an on going basis. We organize group trekking to Everest / Annapurna Base 4th and 18th of each month. We aim to raise at least $45,000 from these treks for our Nepal Children\'s Home\" construction project. The construction will commence as soon as we have $110,000 raised.
Experiencing the challenge and thrill of
the Everest / Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a must-do, once in a lifetime achievement. The
trek up to the base of the highest mountain on Earth, and the even higher climb
to the peak of Kalipattar (Everest) for the best view of the Himalayan peak, is an
experience that will remain with you forever.
Volunteer’s Initiative Nepal is seeking
participants for the inaugural Everest Base Camp Fundraising Trek – people who
wish to experience this breath taking 13 / 14 days trek, with the added objective of
raising money for VIN’s children\'s home dream project.
With every metre you
climb, and every sky-touching mountain you pass, you will be raising crucial
funds that allow VIN to empower marginalised communities, through various
ongoing education, construction and awareness programs.
VIN is inviting individuals and/or small
groups (7-10 people) to accept the challenge of raising $5000 US per group. Participants,
either as a group or individually, could raise money in various ways:
You will be climbing 2564 meters from the Lukla airport to EBC. Kathmandu altitude 1355 meter (4504 ft), The altitude of the Lukla airport is 2800 Meter (9100 feet) and South Base Camp of Everest is at an altitude of 5364 metres (17598 ft).
· Collecting outright donations
from various sponsors, with the group goal of raising $5000 US in total per group.
· Raising donations based on
the days spent trekking (e.g. $5 for each day = $70), or based on distance
traveled (e.g. a donation amount for every metre of elevation reached, or
kilometre traveled). This means, if you ask for $1 donation for every 5
meters climbing, you will raise $513 and if you ask for $1 donation for
every meter climbing you will raise $2564.Alternative Cause -Collecting donations to reach a
particular monetary goal that would VIN to make specific purchases, or
complete a specific project (e.g. $15,000 would allow VIN to build a complete community
toilet, improving sanitation and health awareness, and $300 could fund a month of the community vegetable
With a fundraising goal in mind, the EBC
Trek will be an adventure with an incentive far beyond the mere physical
achievement of reaching Everest Base Camp. Every step and every day traveled
will be making a critical difference to the work that VIN is currently
undertaking, and planning for the future, in Nepal.
Program dates: 4th and 18th of each month
Program duration: 12 -14 days
Group size: 2 to 10
Program Fee per participants: EBC - $1100 & ABC - $770
Program fee includes:
- Airport pick up and drop off
- Accommodation at budget hotel in Kathmandu;
- Round trip flight fare to Lukla & Kathmandu worth $330;
- Round Trip Bus fare to Pokhara & Kathmandu;
- An experienced guide and a porter (shared with other trekker);
- Your food and accommodation during the trek ;
- Food (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) and accommodation for your guide, porter during the trek;
- Salary, insurance for your guide and porter;
- All trekking and climbing related fees as required
- A half day sight seeing in Kathmandu to world heritage sights, e.g.Patan darbar Square, Pashupati / Baudhnath, Swyambhu (monkey Temple.
Prices Exclude :
- Round trip international air fare to Nepal;
- Food and accommodation if flights gets delayed due to bad weather before or after the trek days.
Extra personal expenses for food, water;
Entry Visa fees ;
Travel and medical Insurance;
Tips for guide and porter
Soft / hard drinks
Gifts for staff