In October 2016
JR Mountaineering is taking an intrepid team of 15 people to Everest Base
Camp for the trip of a lifetime, and are looking for people who would like take part. They are waiving guiding fees for the expedition, which means the trip will pay for new toilets at Pangboche School. Their existing toilets
were devastated in the earthquake which now has an impact to sanitation and attendance. All expedition participants will be invited to the school to see
what they have helped create and also have their names immortalised on a flag to be put up in the hall.
This is an opportunity to challenge yourself, be immersed in a stunning
culture/environment and give something to the wonderful people of Nepal.
Help the next generation of Nepalese kids with their education and
create the right environment for them to learn.
Arrive Kathmandu 15th October 2016 (depart day before from
country of origin)
Depart Kathmandu 31st October 2016 (arrive day after in country of origin)
- Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu
- Day 02 Flight to Lukla (2900m) & Trek to Phakding
- Day 03 Trek to Namche (3440m)
- Day 04 Trek to Pangboche (3900m)
- Day 05 Project/school day in Pangboche (3900m)
- Day 06 Trek to Pheriche (4270m)
- Day 07 Acclimatization day in Pheriche (4270m)
- Day 08 Trek to Lobuche (4930m)
- Day 09 Trek to Gorak Shep (5184m) and attempt at Kalar
Pattar Peak (5585m)
- Day 10 Everest Base Camp (5350m) - Return To Gorak Shep
- Day 11 Trek to Pheriche (4270m)
- Day 12 Trek to Deboche (3600m) - or continue on to
- Day 13 Trek to Namche (3450m)
- Day 14 Trek to Lukla (2900m)
- Day 15 Flight to Kathmandu
- Day 16 Kathmandu and sight seeing/shopping
- Day 17 Fly home
What JR Mountaineering Have to Say
Nepal has a very special place in the hearts of JR Mountaineering for some of the following reasons as explained by MD Jason
My first trip to the region changed them. At that point in my life I was
measuring my life success as a percentage against a target or the type of
car being driven. The simplicity of life in Nepal is refreshing and the
beauty of the culture will knock you sideways. Imagine waking up and living
every second of your day for the good of others. This is what Nepalese
Two people I cared for died in the avalanche that swept through Everest that
was initiated by the earthquake. Such an unfair card to be dealt to people
who give their all, for everyone and everything, rather than themselves. It
was then that we made the decision to run commercial operations to Nepal, as
our money being pumped in to their economy will help far more than a couple
of nice Facebook posts.
Iím sure youíve all seen pictures. The scenery is nothing
short of staggering. Still, after many trips, I am left breathless by what
unfolds in front of me. Youíll see famous mountains, monasteries,
architecture, rivers, gorges and much, much more. But sometimes you have to
remember to put the camera down and just soak it all up as a picture wonít
recreate what your eyes are absorbing.
Being at high altitude is hard and back to back days on your
feet can debilitate. While these words may project difficulty, and it is,
what it also represents is a challenge. We all love a challenge donít we?!?
My promise is, if we work together in advance, and we plan correctly, youíll
be able to achieve this and youíll revel in a new found confidence and
belief in capability.
Whatís also really important is that this expedition provides an experience
way beyond what other operators can offer. We bring fair wages to sherpaís
and porters and we consider the local guides as friends and I personally
know, and care for, their families and children.
We go to places and see things that other treks cannot offer or get access
to because of the deep relationships we have.
With 15 people confirmed on this trip we will be able to pay for toilets to
be rebuilt in a local school where we have connections, which will help the
next generation be more educated. The earthquake devastated the existing
ones and letís not forget, the kids donít have to go to school, hence we
want to create an environment where they want to. Would you go to school if
you got sick due to poor sanitation...?
We also know the area like the back of our hands and have extensive
experience at high altitude including dealing with medical issues and having
the correct safety management procedures in place.
Expedition life is fantastic. We stay in lodges along the
way which means we get to immerse ourselves more deeply in to the culture.
We have discussions with the owners and get stuck in to conversations about
religion and the way of life. As we pass through villages we talk with the
kids, and play games as we stop for tea and cake. While we have rest breaks
to help acclimatise there is also an ever changing environment to make you
go WOW with every second, of every day.
Want to Get Involved? Find Out More:
What we are hoping from this article is that we spread the word. Not just of this
expedition but of the wonderful people in Nepal. Putting 15
people on this trip will ensure we pay for a toilet rebuild, and it becomes
our project Ė so, yes, please think about coming along with JR Mountaineering. What we do, is very personal, and no other company can do
what we offer.
If you would like to be part of something AMAZING please
JR Mountaineering website , drop them an email and they'll send more
The people of Nepal are our friends, letís get out there and show our love
while embarking on a challenge that will change your life, and outlook.