Trek for Charity

Experience the wonders of Nepal. Help local children. Take part in a DOCS Foundation Nepal Trek for Charity.

DOCS Foundation Nepal, in conjunction with tour operator Nepal Cultural Tours, is organising a Trek for Charity in Nepal. Help us raise funds to support our orphanages which provide food, shelter, education and healthcare to disadvantaged children in Nepal.

Further Information:

Trek for Charity
DOCS Foundation Nepal
Lalitpur Sub-Metropolitan City Ward #13
Ekantakuna
Kusunti (Aadarsa Marg)
Nepal

Telephone:

+977 1 5527162

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The Treks

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek for Charity – 10 days
Everest Base Camp Trek for Charity – 16 days
Jomsom Muktinath Trek for Charity – Itinerary coming soon…
Annapurna Base Camp Trek for Charity – Itinerary coming soon…

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek for Charity

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is an interesting and most famous expedition for nature lover into the Annapurna region. The trail winds through valleys, dense green forests and icy waterfalls where you can stop to cool your face. Around every corner is a tantalizing glimpse of the high mountains, whole horizons of which will be revealed to you as you reach the high points of your trek.

This trek in the Annapurna foothills to the view point on Poon Hill offers all the best of trekking in Nepal. Enjoy trekking in the spectacular mountain scenery through charming villages inhabited by the Gurungs, Magars, and other mixed communities, rhododendron forests full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys, all set below the Annapurna range with the picturesque peak of Machhapuchhare also known as Fishtail dominating the skyline. At the climax of this trek you will climb Poon Hill at dawn to enjoy one of the most spectacular mountains on Earth.

As the sun touches the snow-capped summits the Himalayan giants, Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and Annapurna (8,091m) along with a maze of other peaks.

  • Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, 
Meet our representative at Arrival Hall and transfer to hotel. 
Check-in at Hotel, rest at hotel to relief from jetlag. Our representative will brief about further program, collects your passport with two PP size photos for TIMs card and Trekking Permit. 
Evening introduction with Your Trekking Guide and handover of TIMS CARD and Permit.
  • Day 02: Breakfast at Hotel, Your Guide will receive you at hotel. Leave for Pokhara -7hrs scenic drive by Tourist Bus or 5hrs by Car/Jeep/ Van, or 30min/By Air, Overnight at hotel. Dinner and Overnight at hotel in Pokhara
  • Day 03: Pokhara – Nayapul – Tikhedhunga
Breakfast at hotel, Take a Car/Jeep/Van to Nayapul – Trek Starting point, and trek to Tikhedhunga (4hrs easy Walk) Lunch-en route. 
Dinner and Overnight at Tikhedhunga in a simple lodge.
  • Day 04: Tikhedhunga – Ghorepani, 6-7hrs
Breakfast at hotel, Leaving Tikhedunga, Trek steep up to Ulleri, and then the trail continues to ascend more gently, through forests of oak & rhododendron. Lunch-en route, dinner and overnight at Ghorepani (2775m) in a simple lodge.
  • Day 05: Ghorepani – Tadapani, 6-7hrs
At dawn Hike to Poonhill for Sunrise View over Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain range – back to Ghorepani for Breakfast, and trek to Tadapani.
  • Day 06: Tadapani – Ghandruk, 4hrs 
Have Breafast at lodge and Trek down to Ghandruk, and typical Gurung Village. Arrive Ghandhuk and have lunch, explore village life and museums about ethnicity. Dinner and Overnight in a lodge.
  • Day 07: Ghandruk – Birethanti – Nayapul – Pokhara.
Breakfast at lodge, today we have easy day to walk, all downhill to Nayapul, we drive to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 08: Pokhara – Kathmandu
Leave for Kathmandu by Air/ car / van/ bus. Check-in at hotel, overnight at hotel
  • Day 09: City Tour of Kathmandu and Visit Children (A Big Day)
Full day sightseeing tour of Historical Sites of Kathmandu, Afternoon Visit children at the orphanage; provide some candy or school supplies or something you have, Evening Farewell Dinner at city restaurant with Cultural program, overnight at hotel.
  • Day 10: Breakfast and Transfer to Airport for your onward Journey.

Price per person: US$759.00

– 50% of profits donated to DOCS Foundation Nepal

Price Includes:

  • 
Hotels in Kathmandu & Pokhara (including breakfast)

  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • 
English-speaking guide and porters
  • 
TIMS Card and Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Entrance fees

  • Trekking crew’s salary, food and insurance

  • All meals during trek (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • 
All accommodation for duration of trek at best available lodges

  • Refreshments twice a day for duration of trek
  • 
Sleeping bag and down-jacket if required
  • Loan of 
Nepali SIM Card for duration of trek

Price Excludes:

  • International airfares
  • Travel Insurance
  • Emergency Evacuation services
  • International telephone calls
  • Bar bills and other personal expenses
  • Gratuities for guides and porters

Everest Base Camp Trek for Charity

The Everest Base Camp trek is arguably the most famous trekking route in the world and this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see some of the most breath taking scenery imaginable. Nepal is a fascinating country and the trek gives an insight into the lives and culture of the Sherpa people. Our ascent is steady and well-paced to best suit the acclimatization needed. Sunrise on the snow-capped peaks above the Khumbu Glacier is an unforgettable sight from the summit of Kala Pattar. This trek is one for the lover of high places and those wanting to push themselves to the limit. It is a tough challenge and not to be taken lightly with generally well graded paths but some tougher sections along the Khumbu glacier.

When we fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and the adventure begins as we land at tiny airstrip. We spend several days trekking through the homelands of the Sherpa people, among the most beautiful mountains in Nepal. A day is spent at Namche Bazaar, the bustling market town in the heart of Sherpa country, and at Pheriche a cluster of houses set among the high summer grazing pastures of the region. These rest days allow time to explore further and to acclimatize, an important factor in your enjoyment of the trek. Those who have fully acclimatized may trek to the Everest Base Camp but without doubt, the highlight for most will be the awe-inspiring views which unfold from the summit of Kala Pattar – the chaotic ice sculptures of the Khumbu Glacier, Nuptse and the south-west face of Everest itself. Not forgetting, of course, the personal sense of achievement that many experience at the end of their trek, when it is all over and we fly back to Kathmandu.

  • Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, 
Meet our representative at arrival hall and transfer to hotel. 
Check-in at Hotel, rest at hotel to relief from jetlag. Our representative will brief about further program, collects your passport with two PP size photos for TIMs card and Trekking Permit. 
Evening introduction with Your Trekking Guide and handover of TIMS CARD and Permit.
  • Day 02: Rest and preparation day in Kathmandu.
    The day starts with a slow and easy morning. The day is for rest after your long journey to Nepal and to prepare for your trip, for example to sort out the things you may need during the trekking. In the morning not much to do but in the afternoon your trekking guide will meet you and gives detail information about your trip. If you need any help, feel free to ask with your guide, he would be happy to settle your problem.
  • Day 03: Fly to Lukla (Tenzing and Hillary airport at the altitude of 2800masl) in the morning and trek 3hours to Phakding (2640masl).

    Tour trek begins here at Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla (2804m), leaving early in the morning from your hotel in Kathmandu, carrying a box of packed breakfast provided by your hotel which you ordered previous night. On your arrival at the Lukla airport after35 minute scenic flight from Kathmandu, you will be introduced with your porters, who are eagerly waiting for your arrival, and your guide will brief shortly about today before we begin our trek towards Phakding (2610m).

    Here, now you have some spare time to explore the town and probably you would like to take some pictures of the shortest and most technical air strip in the world, while the small planes are landing and taking off. Then we begin our trek walking along the Dudh Kosi River, descends gently until Thado Koshi and passing through Chaurikharka and Ghat, to approach Phakding. Overnight at lodge.

  • Day 04: Trek 6 hours to Namche Bazaar (3440masl).
    Now we head on to Namche Bazaar, walking along the bank of the Dudh koshi river, crossing Dudh Koshi river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering Sagamartha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views. Namche Bazaar known as the Gateway to Everest which is home to many quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, Money exchange, internet cafe and a bakery. Namche is one of the biggest villages along the whole Everest trail. Overnight at lodge.
  • Day 05: Hike up to Everest View Hotel (3880masl) for acclimatization and back to Namche.
    Day begins with nice and easy morning. We are spending here one more night to be acclimatized. After your breakfast we hike up to the Everest view Hotel from where you can enjoy 360 degree view of Himalaya including Everest, Passing through the Syangboche airport(3700m), spend about an hour at the hotel with a cup of drink and back to Namche Bazaar for your lunch. Now you are free for whole afternoon to explore the town by your own. Overnight at lodge.
  • Day 06: Trek 6 hours to Tengboche (3868masl), visit Tengboche monastery in the evening.
    We head towards to Tengboche at the elevation of 3868m, 15 minutes up to Chorkyang as a starter, the trek continues along the western slope of Dodh Koshi River enjoying the magnificent views of the mountains and drop down Funki Tenga at the elevation of 3200m, where you are stopping for lunch, and steep ascend after lunch to approach the famous Tengboche Monastery. Now here you are at the Tengboche monastery, Standimg on the top of the hill offering the stunning views of Himalayan panorama blessing you for your success, where Hillary And Tenzin get blessed on way to their historical summit of Mt. Everest. The regular prayer ceremony in the Monastery commence at around 3-4 in the evening where you will be taken to observe the ceremony. Stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 07: Trek 6 hours to Dingboche (4410masl).
    From Tengboche the trail drops down to Debuche, walking along the dense rhododendron forest, and crosses a modern iron bridge on the Imja Khola from where the trail rises to Pangboche passing by several Mani walls and Manis. The trail continues gently up to Somare, where we are stopping for lunch, and another 2 hours gentle up to Dingboche which offers you superb views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. Stay overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 08: Hike up to Nangkarsang Peak (5100masl) after breakfast for acclimatization and back to Dingboche.
    Today is your second acclimatization day of your trek being first in Namche Bazaar earlier. After your breakfast we hike up to Nangkarsang peak (5100m), from where your first sight of mount Makalu and 360 degree view of Himalayas are available, and back to Dingboche. Whole afternoon after your lunch is free; you may wish to explore the town by your own.
  • Day 09: Trek 5 hours to Lobuche (4910masl).
    Today we are continuing for Lobuche, gaining 500m vertical height, begins with 15wminutes steep up to a Chorten and the trail climbs through the valley gradually to Dugla at the end of the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. Â An hour steep climb pulls you up to the emotional ridge where there are hundreds of memorials in praise to the climbers who have died in this region and from where we will find ourselves surrounding by beautiful peaks, again the trail climbs gradually to Lobuche, a small town with just a few lodges, from where you can enjoy the beautiful view of sun set on Nuptse. Stay overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 10: Trek 5 hours to Everest Base Camp (5360masl) via Gorakshep and back 3 hours to Gorakshep (5180masl).
    Your trekking is getting harder and harder as you are getting close to your goal. Today is for the Everest base camp, your most awaited dream land, begins early in the morning from Lobuche to Gorakshep walking along the left side of the well-known Khumbu glacier and after having lunch at Gorakshep we march on to Everest base camp which takes about 5 hours round trip from Gorakshep. Head back to Gorakshep after enjoying the spectacular view of Khumbu Icefall. Overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 11: Climb up to Kalapatthar (5555masl) early in the morning and back to Gorakshep 3 hours then trek another 4 hours down to Pheriche (4200masl) total 7 hours.
    Today is another tough but one of the most precious days of your trekking. The day begins with the steep ascend to Kalapatthar, a small peak which has the most magnificent views of the mountains together with the closest view of Everest, though the climbing is demanding but it is rewarding too. Now it is time to descend to Pheriche via Gorakshep picking our stuff up from there, taking slightly different route from Dugla to Pheriche. Dinner and Overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 12: Trek 6 hours to Namche Bazaar. Today we are heading down to Namche Bazaar, taking almost the same route we took on our ascending, passing through the Tengboche monastery where you may wish to have a piece of fresh baked bakery. Dinner and overnight at lodge
  • Day 13: Trek 7 hours to Lukla.
    Today we are walking all the way to Lukla from where you had started your trek, stopping in Phakding for lunch, to finish your great trip to Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar. The night may take a place as a party night. Stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 14: Fly out from Lukla to Kathmandu in the morning. Finally you have completed your great trip. Flying out to Kathmandu enjoying 35 minutes scenic flight is extraordinary too, relax afternoon in Kathmandu, Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 15: Full day sightseeing tour of Historical Sites of Kathmandu, Afternoon Visit children at the orphanage; provide some candy or school supplies or something you have, Evening Farewell Dinner at city restaurant with Cultural program, overnight at hotel.
  • Day 16: Breakfast and Transfer to Airport for your onward Journey.

Price per person: US$1409.00

– 50% of profits donated to DOCS Foundation Nepal

Price Includes:

  • 
Hotel in Kathmandu (including breakfast)

  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • 
Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flights
  • 
English-speaking guide and porters
  • 
TIMS Card and Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Entrance fees

  • Trekking crew’s salary, food and insurance

  • All meals during trek (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • 
All accommodation for duration of trek at best available lodges

  • Refreshments twice a day for duration of trek
  • 
Sleeping bag and down-jacket if required
  • Loan of 
Nepali SIM Card for duration of trek

Price Excludes:

  • International airfares
  • Travel Insurance
  • Emergency Evacuation services
  • International telephone calls
  • Bar bills and other personal expenses
  • Gratuities for guides and porters