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Trek to Everest Base Camp

Friday, March 22, 2013
Our newest Adventure Travel trek is a big one: Everest Base Camp. Here is our official press release announcing the trek and our partnership with NYC based non-profit Kids of Kathmandu.

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Kids of Kathmandu and Discover Outdoors are excited about our fundraising trek to Everest Base Camp. Our two organizations have combined resources to offer a unique two week experience in Nepal. Kids of Kathmandu supports an orphanage in Bhaktapur* and other projects concentrating on children, education, and solar energy. Discover Outdoors has established themselves by leading some of the most unforgettable adventures around the world.

This Fundraising Trek is an ideal experience to combine a true adventure while helping to make an everlasting, substantive change in the lives of the children of Nepal. Everest is one of the most sought after treks in the world, and joining that journey with Kids of Kathmandu, trekkers will have a chance to feel the heart of soul of the country on a very personal level.

The trek Sept. 26 thru Oct. 13, will begin in Kathmandu and Bhaktapur, visiting Unesco World Heritage sites and a few of the non-profit projects that KoK has partnered with, such as Eco Farm, and other inspiring children's homes before flying to Lukla to begin the trek.

The visits to the orphanage and school will provide the donors a chance to meet very special kids and to share their knowledge and insights. We hope that the trekkers will share their life and work experiences with the kids. The children are hungry for stories and new perspectives. Exposure to different opportunities and experiences helps to open doors for them by opening their eyes and minds, inspiring them to challenge the path into which they were born.

Our two organizations have been founded on the principles that education, combining traditional methods and non traditional, out of classroom experiences, is essential to helping students achieve their fullest potential.

Our organizations support kids from opposite ends of the world, and our combined efforts and achievements illustrate that kids, regardless of their upbringing and location, benefit from concerted efforts. Teaching them about the global impact that they and their peers can have on the world is where our trek takes off from.

Discover Outdoors, with their deep experience in guiding novice to professional trekkers, will lead us from Kathmandu on to Base Camp. And back. You will travel from temperate regions up to snow line through rhododendron and pine forests, traversing rivers and touring Buddhist monasteries en route to a new teahouse every day. Regarded as the best view of the Himalaya, this trek traces the main route through Khumbu Valley from the Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar. Trekkers get an up-close, unobstructed view of world's greatest mountains: Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, Tawache and more.

The trek will have 12-16 participants/donors who will commit to raising funds that cover their trek as well as a donation to Kids of Kathmandu. This time spent visiting the projects of Kids of Kathmandu will allow trekkers/donors to guide their donations towards projects that appeal to them personally, and to see exactly where their money will go.

Together as trekkers, donors, and children we all share the same goal of traveling in the world and learning to leave it in a little better place every step of the way.

*Kids of Kathmandu is just over 2 years old supports an orphanage in Bhaktapur, Nepal by funding education for 49 kids, nutrition (3,100 meals a month), medicine, a solar power system (panels, inverter, batteries and lights), water filtration system, all as a way to provide better opportunities for learning and opportunities for a better future.

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