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Nepal: Connecting People And Places With A Trail Construction Project

“We had a great time in Nepal and wanted to thank you for the extraordinary experience. Having a local person… ”
Mt. Everest
, Everest Base Camp Trek
, Himalayan Trek
, Himalayan Trekking
, Volunteer in Nepal
, Volunteer Everest
, Kathmandu
, Volunteer in Himalayas, Nepal, Lukla, Sengma, Asia, Himalaya, Himalayas

from $2,970* per person 14 Days April
Simple accommodations Exertion level: 5
Operator: inside/out Adventures 12 people max
  • Kathmandu, nepal
  • Volunteer Vacations trips
Join me and our local guide, a native of the Khumbu region of the Nepal Himalayas, on this spectacular adventure along the foothills of some of the world’s highest peaks. We will travel into the heart of the majestic Himalayan mountains and into the rarely visited Lumding Valley. Very few Westerners have ever ventured into this completely unspoiled valley which lies in close proximity to the Everest Base Camp Trek route. Enjoy the spectacular scenery without the crowds and other undesirable effects of the over-touristed Base Camp Trek.

The focus of this tour will be hands on work in improving the primitive trail that connects the tiny village of Sengma with the town of Lukla, the villagers source for food, supplies and other necessities of life. You will stay in the homes of the local villagers we are serving during our trail project for a unique cultural experience. For our trek, we will connect to the wilderness, camping in expedition tents. A team of local sherpas will carry all of the necessary equipment so that you will only be required to carry a small day pack with personal gear.

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Mt. Everest , Everest Base Camp Trek , Himalayan Trek , Himalayan Trekking , Volunteer in Nepal , Volunteer Everest , Kathmandu , Volunteer in Himalayas, Nepal, Lukla, Sengma, Asia, Himalaya, Himalayas

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  1. Reviewer: located in Denver, CO USA
    We had a great time in Nepal and wanted to thank you for the extraordinary experience. Having a local person guide us made the trip more meaningful than any other trip we have been on. Always knowing the right thing to do in every moment made us all feel very taken care of!
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Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive in Kathmandu, met by staff and transport to lodging in Kathmandu
Free time to explore Kathmandu
Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 2
Morning flight departure from Kathmandu to Lukla
Walk through Lukla, the starting point for all Everest expeditions, then across the valley to our host village of Sengma with our trekking guides, yaks, porters and cook. Our crew will carry our gear for this 2-3 hour trek.
Overnight in Sengma. Homestay in village homes or option to camp

Day 3
Project introduction and work on trail building project with local villagers
Overnight in Sengma. Homestay in village homes or option to camp

Day 4
Work on trail building project with local villagers
Overnight in Sengma. Homestay in village homes or option to camp

Day 5
Work on trail building project with local villagers
Overnight in Sengma. Homestay in village homes or option to camp

Day 6
Work on trail building project with local villagers
Overnight in Sengma. Homestay in village homes or option to camp

Day 7
Rest day. Free time to explore village, work with local villagers or relax. Overnight in Sengma. Homestay in village homes or option to camp

Day 8 Panjung (10,500 ft.)
Trek to Panjung. This portion of the trek passes through magnificent fir forest and rhododendrons and magnolias grace the landscape, in colorful bloom at this time of year. As we climb up to our camp site at Panjung, we will catch our first glimpses of some of the most impressive peaks of the Himalayan Mountain Range. We'll relax for the evening around a campfire.

Day 9 Lumding Valley (12,500 ft.)
We continue on our journey towards the long hidden and rarely visited Lumding Valley bounded to the West by the tumbling glaciers of Karyolung, Khargang and Numbur. The first exploration of Lumding Valley by a Westerner was made in 1953 by Jimmy Roberts and was followed in 1954 by Fred Becky. During his attempt on Kwangde Shar, he discovered one of the world’s highest mountain lakes, Lumding Tsho Teng, which can only be reached by experienced climbers and mountaineers. Lumding Valley itself is a green oasis, an emerald blanket spread along the foothills of the snow-covered summits looming in the distance, with fresh mountain streams glistening in the mid-day sun and its landscape dotted by a few secluded sherpa huts. We will set up camp near Lumding River and listen to the sherpas tell stories about many of the long forgotten expeditions to this remote corner of the world.

Day 10 Chedigma Valley (11,500 ft.)
As we leave Lumding behind, we climb along a wide ridge and descend by about 500 feet until we reach another off the beaten path camp site in Chedigma Valley.

Day 11 Sewangma (8,900 ft.)
Today we descend down to Sewangma, our guide's home village. All the local people gather in his house, delicious meals are prepared, traditional music is played and the sherpas dance and sing until the early morning hours. You are welcome to join the singing and dancing for as long as you can stay awake!

Day 12 Lukla (9,350 ft.)
We continue on the final leg of our “off-the-beaten-path” trek back towards Lukla. The town is always bustling and busy with expeditions getting ready for their Himalayan adventure. Here we will settle into a comfortable guest house overlooking the little airstrip.

Day 13 Kathmandu
We will take an early morning flight departing from the Lukla airstrip back to Kathmandu. Remainder of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 14 Kathmandu
Free day in Kathmandu. Relax by the pool or finish some last minute souvenir shopping.
Depart Kathmandu or opt to extend your stay. Our local guides can help you extend your time in Nepal and can plan and guide peak climbing opportunities for you.

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