Sherpa Family Service Trek

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Sherpa Family Service Trek

Date : 17 to 25 November and 1 to 9 December 2024 and 2025. 9 Days in Nepal. (Call for flexible date options)

Price - Donation: $1,950, £1,550, €1,850 (fixed in USD)

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Visit a beautiful, quiet, and pristine remote region on the "wrong side" of Everest where no tourists go.We offer 5% discounts for teachers, medical practitioners, environmental, energy and sanitation engineers who perform service work along the trek.

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Sherpa Family Service Trek Overview

Trek to remote Nepal and deliver needed medicine and supplies, visit health clinics, schools, temples, explore beautiful forested valleys, and meet some of the charming local families. We trek through remote Nepal at low altitude on snow-free paths, up and down hills, through green terraced villages, over suspension bridges, ancient old-growth forests, and stay in rustic inns and camp in verdant meadows beneath towering peaks. There is ample time to experience the friendly and exotic culture, as we walk through some of the most spectacular natural settings and mountain scenery in the world.

Charity/Non-Profit. Please visit the sites of the groups who support our Service Trek, and help local people to help themselves:

Mount Everest Foundation
Deboche Nunnery Project
Jonathan Peacock Memorial Fund


Sherpa Family Service Trek. By Glenn and Camille Nyberg, Brian Rolfson, Lisa McLellan, Murari Sharma, Squash Falconer, Shelley Bloom and Deha Shrestha.

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Remote Service Trek Donation

Our full-service expedition includes:

What is not included?

  • International flights to/from Kathmandu
  • Mountain climbing rescue and travel insurance
  • Personal climbing equipment and clothing
  • Gratuities for staff
  • Nepalese visa
Remote Service Trek Itinerary
Day 1 - Arrive Kathmandu
Day 2 - Briefing, gear check, shopping, visit the famous Monkey Temple
Day 3 - Drive to Dhap, then Jamphre (2820 metres/9252 feet)
Day 4 - Trek to Patle Village
Day 5 - Puja ceremony in the morning. Medical professional members work in the health post,other members walk down to Maidane School and teach
Day 6 - Medical professional members work in the health post, other members walk to Dhaurakharkha School and teach there. In the afternoon, team volunteers in the health post. Ceremonies and a celebration that night
Day 7 - Say farewell to Patale, trek to Jamphre, and bus ride back to Kathmandu
Day 8 - Relax in Kathmandu. Last minute shopping, say goodbye to new friends
Day 9 - Fly back to your home country.
Remote Service Trek Leadership and Staff
Organizer: Dan Mazur He has led and organized more than 25 treks and expeditions to Everest, AmaDablam, Pumori, Mount Kailash, Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya, and many others. He has lead this remote service area numerous times, and knows the local people who we shall be meeting.

Sherpas: We hire Sherpas and porters in a support capacity, and now have 23 of these very experienced, friendly, strong, helpful, and loyal people on our staff, including some of Nepal's best climbers and some of Nepal's only women Sherpas. Some of our Sherpas have been to the summit of Everest more than 7 times and led treks to rural Nepal on our Service Trek, Everest Basecamp & up Island Peak countless times. One of our female Sherpas just became the first Nepalese woman to reach the summit of AmaDablam, Pumori, and Cho Oyu. Many of our Sherpas have personally assisted foreign climbers to the summits of more than ten of the highest peaks in the Himalaya.
Remote Service Trek Personal and Team Equipment

Upper Body:

  • 1 cotton t-shirt
  • 1 cotton long sleeved shirt
  • 1 polypropylene warm but light thermal long shirt
  • 1 fleece jacket
  • 1 wind/waterproof jacket with hood
  • Umbrella (optional)


  • 1 pair warm poly thermal gloves, with waterproof wind shell (the latter is optional)


  • 1 cotton sun hat
  • 1 scarf (optional)
  • 1 fleece balaclava or warm hat
  • 1 head torch/headlamp with extra batteries
Lower Body:
  • 2 pair underwear
  • 1 pair walking shorts
  • 1 pair long trousers
  • 1 pair warm but light thermal leggings
  • 1 pair fleece/pile pants
  • 1 pair wind/waterproof pants
  • 2 pair socks
  • 1 pair sandals for use in hotel
  • 2 pair medium weight wool socks
  • 1 pairof sturdy, leather trekking boots ("broken-in" please)
  • 1 pair trainers/lightweight running shoes for trekking on flat, easy trails
  • Sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C or 10 degrees F)
  • Closed cell foam kari-mat/sleeping pad (optional).
Rucksack and Travel Bags:
  • Medium backpack (40-60 liters)
  • Waterproof rucksack cover (optional)
  • 1 large kit-travel bag with lock (80-120 liters)
Personal Hygiene:
  • Toothpaste and toothbrush
  • Bar of soap and small towel
  • Female or male hygiene supplies
  • Earplugs
  • Face Mask
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Disposable gloves
  • Disinfectant wipes

Medical: Medications are inexpensive and readily available in Kathmandu without a prescription.

  • Small personal first-aid kit: blister repair, first-aid tape, plasters/ Band-Aids, personal medications, etc. The leader will have an extensive first-aid kit.
  • 10 anti-diarrhea pills (Imodium, Loperamide)
  • 10 anti-headache pills (Paracetamol, Tylenol)
  • 10 anti-inflammatory pills (Ibuprofen)
  • 20 cough lozenges, cough sweets, Strepsils, Halls
  • 1 small bottle anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox, Acetylzolamide
  • 10 stomach antibiotic pills: (Ciprofloxacin, Norfloxacin)
  • 6 broad spectrum antibiotic pills: (Azithromycin)
  • Do not bring sleeping pills. They are a respiratory depressant
  • Steripen, bottle of water purification tablets, or water filter
  • Small bottle of hand-sanitizer
  • Sunscreen for skin and lips. At least 30SPF

Personal Food:

  • We ask that you bring or buy your own "snack" or daily cold energy food. 2 kilos/4 pounds is a good amount.
  • Bathing suit
  • Trekking poles
  • Glacier glasses
  • 1 liter water bottle
  • 1 small roll of repair tape
  • Small multi-purpose knife
  • Battery powered alarm clock/watch
  • Camera, extra batteries, charging cords
  • 4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks
  • passport, 2 extra passport photos, flight ticket, flight itinerary
  • separate photocopies of passport and relevant visa pages, proof of insurance
  • Dollars, Pounds or Euros cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc
  • Contact lens supplies and an extra set of prescription glasses
Remote Service Trek Experience and Training
It's not necessary to be in extremely good shape to enjoy this trek. If you can have fun walking for 3-6 hours with a few 20 minute breaks mixed in, you can accomplish this trek.

Prior to joining our group, please see your doctor and obtain the necessary permission and advice, as well as medications for travel in extremes of altitude, and also for exotic locales
Remote Service Trek Application Forms

Please fill out an application and return it to us with your refundable ten-percent deposit to hold your place on the team.

Remote Nepal Service Trek for World Team Members (UK Office) :  PDF Form or MS Word Doc

Remote Nepal Service Trek Application for US Team Members (US Office) : PDF Form or MS Word Doc

In addition to your application, we will need the following at least two months before the Remote Nepal Service Trek

trip begins:

  • Completed Payment
  • Oxygen order (if any)
  • Sherpa order (if any)
  • Trip Registration form
  • 1 Passport sized photo
  • A scan of your passport identification pages
  • Complete flight itinerary
  • Proof of travel, accident, and repatriation insurance. We strongly recommend Global Rescue, with at least $50,000 worth of helicopter rescue insurance.
  • Trip cancellation/interruption insurance is recommended

Please contact us with any questions you may have.

Remote Nepal Service Trek Review

Here is what Barbara K says:

We had a wonderful time in Nepal, summit climbs met us at the airport and supported us through our trip. We went trekking in the hills in a remote area to volunteer at the clinic. It was wonderful. We purchased requested medications which were very, very inexpensive to purchase. Stayed at our cooks house.

Here is what Lisa from Phoenix had to say: "We are absolutely overwhelmed by the hospitality of our hosts who have made us feel incredibly welcome. Last night we were treated to a Sherpa song and dance presentation and this morning we were visited by children from the village school, to whom we presented backpacks donated by our friends Maya & Arnold. Our stay has gone by very fast. We have some extra baggage due to the generous offerings of dozens of kata (scarves which are a cultural symbol of hospitality.) Our backpacks are decorated with fresh flower garlands made by local sherpa children and given to us by their mums as a going away present. "

Here is what Kanad from New Jersey had to say: "Our trek was a wonderful and exciting experience. We had the opportunity to participate in the lives of people who don't often see tourists. It is certainly a worthwhile venture to see the beautiful and wild areas of this country, but to be able to experience the people's hospitality and hopefully give them something back in the process is something special indeed. We left with the hope that our presence planted the seed in the minds of the people of Patale that their way of life is something valued by people of other nations. May all subsequent Service Treks meet with the success that ours enjoyed!"