Saint Michael’s is offering budding adventurers a fantastic opportunity to trek to base camp of the world’s highest mountain while also helping to raise vital funds to help Harrogate people living with terminal illness or bereavement.
The adventure will start in Lukla, a village set deep in the mountains, from where our party will trek through the homelands of the Sherpas, among their villages and Buddhist monasteries. One rest day will be spent at Namche Bazaar, the bustling market town in the heart of Sherpa country, and the other at Pheriche, a cluster of houses set among the high summer grazing pasture of the region.
For many, the highlight will be the most awe-inspiring views which unfold from the summit of Kala Pattar – the amazing ice sculptures of the Khumbu Glacier, Nuptse and the south-west face of Everest itself. Each day’s trek is between five and eight hours in duration.
Previous trekking experience is not required but a good level of training and fitness is required. It is recommended that you train for at least six months prior to departure.
There is a £300 registration fee and a minimum Sponsorship of £3400 to be raised prior to departure.
See www.saintmichaelshospice.org/fundraising/events/everest-base-camp for more details.