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Work in a Sherpa village in Nepal and trek to 5545 metres on Kala Pattar above Everest base camp.

We will assist the local community to construct a new trail to the Monastery that is situated approximately 150 metres above the main village on the valley hillside. The village is situated at almost 3000m in the Khumbu region of Nepal. Take a 15 days trek through the spectacular scenery of the Khumbu's high mountains to the peak of Kala Pattar at 5545 metres, overlooking the Base Camp of Mount Everest with spectacular views of the mountain

Outline Itinerary

Day 1-2 : In Kathmandu - Orientation, sightseeing tours, permits, equipment checks etc.
Day 3 - 11 : In the village - Flight from Kathmandu to the Khumbu where the village is situated, time as required building trail and generally interacting with village
Day 12 - 26: On trek - Leave village and trek to Kala Pattar return flight to Kathmandu from Lukla.
Day 27 - 29 : In Kathmandu at leisure before departure, optional trips etc available, further sightseeing and shopping



Key Facts

Trip Duration : 29 days ex Kathmandu (32 days UK/UK)
Village Project : 9 days
Trekking : 15 days
Maximum Altitude : 5545m
Accommodation : Camping in the village, lodges on the trek, hotels in Kathmandu
Special Notes : Days are built into the itinerary to allow for possible delays on flights from Lukla to Kathmandu because of the weather.

This project is ideal and suitable for a mixed age group made up of interested individuals from all backgrounds. With a second group, possibly made up of individual gap year students or a group from a youth organisation or similar, a range of experiences and skills would be available. It is open to all and you can make a difference, minimum age 18 no maximum age limit, however a good level of general fitness will be essential. The departure date will be during the October/November season 2009.

Update July 2009 - Pangum Village Project :

Project Dates Oct/Nov 2009 - Please Note change to published date:

This proposed project will not go ahead in Oct/Nov 2009 as planned. This is due to a number of interested groups withdrawing the project from their programmes due to financial considerations existing in the UK and World economy presently. The project has been postponed for 2009 and after discussion with the villagers and the Head Lama of the Monastery in Pangum efforts will be made to revise the projected work in the village to try and reduce the overall costs in view of the difficult financial situation prevailing at the present time. Please see our News pages and Watch This Space for the new date.

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