Everest Base Camp

18 October - 4 November 2018
Mount Everest, Nepal

Everest Base Camp Trek 2018

18 October 2018, Mount Everest, Nepal

Conquer Mount Everest in the ultimate charity challenge!

Eight of the world’s 14 giants meet in the Nepalese Himalayas, including the greatest of them all: Mount Everest standing at a formidable 8,848m.

 

Beginning in Lukla, we will follow in the footsteps of the Sherpa on this epic quest trekking at high altitude. You will take in the overwhelming panoramic views of deep gorges and glaciers whilst sampling traditional Sherpa hospitality along the way.

 

Cross numerous rivers along the way until we reach the highest point at Kalapathar (5,545m). Take in the astonishing array of peaks and glaciers below before celebrating in the Nepal’s mystical capital city of Kathmandu.

 

Highlights

 

What's included

 

Book your place on this once in a lifetime experience by visiting the Charity Challenge website and selecting MHA as your chosen charity.

 

 

 

Location

Venue

Mount Everest,

Nepal

Event Essentials

General Information Event starts from: Oct 18, 2018 to Nov 04, 2018 Contact number: 01332 221641 Course detail:
Trekking at altitudes of up to 6,000m until you reach Mount Everest Base Camp

Your entry

Self funder option:

Pay a registration fee of £495 when you book, then a balance of £2,083 (8 weeks before your challenge).

 

Raise as much as you can for MHA.

 

Minimum sponsorship option:

Registration fee of £495 when you book.

 

Raise a minimum of £4,250 for your nominated charity.

Event registration

To book your place on this once in a lifetime experience, please visit the Charity Challenge website or contact the MHA Fundraising Team by emailing events@mha.org.uk or calling 01332 221641.

 

If you are unable to take part in this challenge alternative dates are available in 2018. Find out more>>

This event is organised Charity Challenge - to view full details of this challenge or apply online please visit www.charitychallenge.com

For more information about this event please contact the MHA Fundraising Team by calling 01332 221641 or emailing events@mha.org.uk

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• raffle tickets
• entry to an event
• sponsorship from close family members for some challenge events
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Matched Funding

Some companies have a match-funding scheme which could double the amount you raise. Speak to your employer to see if you could take advantage of this.

Fundraising Online

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A large opening donation can have an impact on the average amount the rest of your supporters donate - so ask a generous friend or family member to get things going!

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