These photos were taken on our recent successful Everest Basecamp Service Trek where members trekked to the Deboche Nunnery and Everest base camp and returned home safely. Photos in the Everest Basecamp Service Trek slideshow: Marcia MacDonald, Elselien te Hennepe, Dan Mazur, Tunc Findik, Bruce Manning, and Mike Martin. For caption information on these photos, please visit our Everest Basecamp Service Trek photo gallery .
Support trek to visit and help restore the Pema Choling Buddhist women’s convent, also known as the Deboche Nunnery
Includes a walk to the world' s most famous basecamp and enjoy a beautiful trek with our friendly team.
Walk up the famous Kala Patar for fabulous Everest views.
Trek to the Deboche Nunnery and base camp on snow-free paths through green terraced villages, rushing rivers, suspension bridges, lush forests, stay in civilized 'teahouses' and camp in verdant meadows beneath towering peaks.
We welcome all members to join this trek, including medical practitioners, educators, farmers, gardeners, technicians, builders, foresters, renewable energy professionals, and everyone else. You don't have to be an expert to make a difference.
We offer 5% discounts for carpentry and building specialists, medical practitioners, environmental energy and sanitation engineers who perform service work along the trek.
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Recent news: Our November Rural Nepal Service Trek has just returned. Please check the news for recent dispatches and updates from the trek. Please also visit our "Archived News" for more stories of past trips.
First ring your airline and request their "sport baggage allowance". Many airlines allow it, and often provide this for golfers, bicyclists, surfers and skiers. Quite often they extend it to climbers. Some of our members have had good luck bringing a ski bag and filling it with climbing equipment. Before arranging cargo shipping, ring your airline and explain what you are climbing/trekking and need to bring extra food/equipment, etcetera. Airlines often allow you to carry extra bags when you fly for a reduced charge, when you arrange it all in advance. The big advantage is that the bags should travel with you all of the time, don't have to be cleared through customs, etcetera. WARNING: They might not give the same allowance on the inbound portion. Be sure to check this and request it if not given, or you could incur high baggage charges when coming home. The documentation of this allowance may take the form of a letter from the baggage officer at the airlines, or the allowance may be printed on the ticket itself (the best form of documentation by far).
If you do arrange cargo shipping, its not difficult but takes a little more time. Always put your name and expedition name on the first two lines, as this will clarify that you are personally using these items for climbing and they are not the property of our local agent, nor are they for resale in Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu you will go to the Customs Hall (near the airport) in the morning and go through a one day process required to clear your cargo through Nepal Customs. So, if you are planning to ship cargo, be sure to arrive in Kathmandu on a weekday (M-F) before the scheduled beginning of our expedition, so you don't miss any critical team orientation meetings, etcetera. You may need to pay some fees to the Nepal Government at the time of pickup. Always be sure to speak to the government officer in-charge there, not a middleman from a freight forwarding company, as they will add on a lot of needless charges. If you have filled out the packing list with amounts stated minimally at point of origin, its mostly used equipment and personal food, and everything is for your personal use during the expedition only, and you say you will take the rest back to your country, your fees payed to the Nepal Government will be very small indeed.
Your First and Last Name: ie: "John Doe" Everest Basecamp Service Trek Nepal International Expedition 2009 Care of: Everest Parivar Expedition Inside Beijing Hotel Intl., Jyatha, Thamel Murari Sharma Jyatha Tole Kathmandu, Nepal
tel: 4249825, 4248813 Mobile: 985102 3985
You will have to request shipping times and charges from your local agent as we don't know the details from your country.