Imagine yourself walking through one of the most beautiful mountain landscapes in the world, the Mt. Everest region of Nepal. Now imagine yourself working in hand with the local Sherpa people building a safe drinking water system in the Junbesi School Hostel for the students and teachers.
The current system does not provide safe drinking water and increase the risk of sickness. The school committee, teachers, students and heads of the local community determined that safe drinking water was a high priority and a long term solution needed. The safe drinking water project was developed.
Striving to deliver improved health outcomes in the local community, Ang Tshering and Keep Walking Nepal (KWN) is inviting you to volunteer and work with the local community to construct their safe drinking water project. After completing the three-day project, KWN will organize a friendly social four-day trek for the participants. This trekking tour will employ graduates from the Junbesi High School (to provide trekking experience for the local village youth) so that they may generate income to support their continued education.
On a personal note, you as part of our volunteering family will gain first-hand knowledge into the unique natural systems and cultural practices of the local area. You will explore remarkable mountain views not normally experienced by other tourist groups and walk through remote and rarely visited isolated monasteries while on the trek. This community safe drinking water project and employment option for graduating students provide you with an opportunity to trek, explore and give back to the mountain environment we have all grown so fond of.
KWN cordially invites you to join us on this community project.
On the trek and during the safe drinking water project work all accommodation and food are provided. During your stay in Junbesi and along the trek you will be accommodated in tents and supported b KWN staff.
For more information, please contact Ang Tshering Sherpa at Keep Walking Nepal email@example.com.
The best known and admired of all of Nepal’s ethnic groups, the Sherpa migrated to the high valleys south of Mt Everest from eastern Tibet about 450 years ago. Their Tibetan origins are reflected in their language, customs, and religion. Our staff and crew will all be local Sherpa people from Solukhumbu, the valley adjacent to the Everest region. The walk is in their ’back yard’, so the many questions about the land and its people can be answered promptly and accurately. The Sherpa people were originally employed by the first mountaineers attempting to climb Mount Everest. It is from the courage and strength of these local people that the name ‘Sherpa’ has been collectively adopted and used to describe a climbing guide working across Nepal.
- Scenic flight Kathmandu to Phaplu and Kathmandu
- Walk through beautiful rhododendron & pine forest observing rare wild animals & birds
- Explore Sherpa villages, Monasteries & lush valleys with the spectacular view of the Himalayas
- Amazing view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku
- 3 days community project with local's
- Experience highland Sherpa people’s lifestyle and their unique cultural hospitality
- Day 1 :Arrival at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to your hotel
- Day 2 :Fly to Phalpu and drive to junbesi (2750m) for 1 hours
- Day 3-5 :Community project: Drinking Water project Junbesi Hostel
- Day 6 :Side treks around Junbsi
- Day 7 :Trek to Taksindhu (2785) (approx. 6-7
- Day 8 :Trek to Ratnage Danda (hill) 2800m walk approx. 6-7 hours
- Day 9 :Walk to Phaplu (3-4 hours - 2400m)
- Day 10 :Flight to Kathmandu
- Day 11 :Leisure time
- Day 12 :Journey concludes
Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to your hotel
Your group leader will meet you at the airport and transfer to your hotel where there will be a short arrival briefing and
then trek briefing at 5 pm at this time your group leader will distribute sleeping bag, down jacket and kit bag. Evening
meal with the Keep Walking Nepal family.
Day 2: Fly to Phalpu and drive to junbesi (2750m) for 1 hours
A social trek to Junbesi village begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Phaplu then drive and to Junbesi, a beautiful Sherpa village which lies on the original trekking route to Mount Everest .The first part of the route that the 1953 expedition team including Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay took on the way to their epic climb atop Everest for the first time.The drive to Junbesi takes you through a few small villages. You will be completely mesmerized by the colorful houses and the views across the valley. Arrival at Junbesi at lunch time. Stay overnight in tents.
Day 3-5: Community project: Drinking Water project Junbesi Hostel
Over the 3 days you will be supported by local carpenters during construction work. On the first day you will be cordially welcomed by local Sherpa community and entertained with a cultural program.At the end of the final work day, there will be opportunity to experience dancing with local residents and taste the local beverages.
Day 6: Side treks around Junbsi
Today you will be walking up to Thuptengcholing monastery a larger number of Tibetan settlement and visit medical center. Overnight at camp.
Day 7: Trek to Taksindhu (2785) (approx. 6-7
After breakfast we make our way through vibrant rhododendrons, whispering pines and ancient bamboo forests laden with waterfalls and streams. We will take lunch break at the half way point and follow the wide trail ascending east through juniper woods past some rectangular Mani walls to Taksindu village where we stay overnight at a lodge run by a local Sherpa family. During the trek you will find villagers of the entire area are welcoming and friendly.
Day 8: Trek to Ratnage Danda (hill) 2800m walk approx. 6-7 hours
Gradually up till you get to Takshindu ridge and after
that trails follows the ridge though the forest of pine
and rhododendron with views of mountains. Today we
have a pack lunch as there are no water available so make sure you have enough water for the day. Overnight at camp
Day 9: Walk to Phaplu (3-4 hours - 2400m)
Wake up early and walk to view point 10 to 15 minutes.
Returning for breakfast we will then walk down to Phaplu. This is the last night with the full crew of porters
and Sherpa guides, cook and kitchens and a time to
celebrate with a meal together and distribute your tips
Day 10: Flight to Kathmandu
Return flight to Kathmandu, and a rest of day at leisure
before joining again for an evening meal.
Day 11: Leisure time
In Kathmandu free leisure day.
Day 12: Journey concludes
Journey formally concludes after breakfast with transportation to the airport, unless other arrangements have began.
- Airport pick up and drop offs by private vehicle as
per the itinerary.
- Accommodation in the hotel at Kathmandu, including
breakfast on a twin share basis.
- Flight Kathmandu to Phaplu and return. Transport
Phaplu to Junbesi.
- Accommodation in tents during the trek on a twin share basis
- All Meals (i.e. breakfast, lunch & dinner while trekking when not in Kathmandu)
- Dinner day 1 and day 13 included in Kathmandu.
- Highly experienced local trek leader and Sherpa porters.
- Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) permit fees.
- Sagarmatha (i.e. Mt Everest) National Park entrance permit and fees.
- Use of and access to a First Aid medical kit by trained and certified staff (if you require first aid assistance)
- All trek camping and kitchen equipment, including
- Duffle Bag
- Sleeping bag
- Down Jacket
- Other meals are other than what has been described above.
- International airfares.
- Nepal entry visa fee.
- Rescue & travel insurance.
- Items of a personal nature
- Alcoholic drinks, hot shower, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, and internet.
- Tips (average daily rate is USD 8 to 9 per person