AUSTRALIAN HIMALAYAN FOUNDATION JOURNEYS
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AHF/Kathmandu Summit Club Trek to Nepal
Oct 03-15, 2017
We start with sightseeing in Kathmandu before flying to Phaplu, the administrative centre of the Solu Khumbu district. Beginning our trek with visits to some of the educational schools supported by the AHF, we slowly ascend to the Everest region. We spend two nights in the renowned Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar before trekking to Tengboche with mountain views of Everest and Ama Dablam. Morning prayers at Tengboche Monastery before trekking down the valley to Khumjung & Khunde where the original Sir Edmund Hillary school and hospital were constructed.
The April trek will be led by Jackson Bursill, one of the Australian Himalayan Foundation's Youth Ambassadors. Jackson has represented Australia in cross-country skiing, and is also the creator of Neverest, a hike/cycle fundraising event which in two years has raised over $80,000 in funding for AHF's programs in Nepal.
AHF/Kathmandu Summit Club Trek to Bhutan
Nov 5-12, 2017
Imagine a kingdom where happiness is paramount, where culture and tradition remain intact and where Buddhism has predominated since the 7th century. This country is Bhutan, the ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’ and this is an invitation to step inside a mystical kingdom floating high among the clouds in the Himalayas, a place often romantically referred to as the Last Shangri‑la. This tour takes you on a magical journey across the country from east to west. We will journey alongside the rushing rivers that snake through the valleys of Paro, Thimphu and Wangdi with time to explore the local villages and mingle with the people that live there. Discover the fertile rice paddies, verdant valleys, lush forests, magnificent mountains and pristine rivers that comprise this magical land.
AHF/Kathmandu Summit Club Trek to Ladakh
Jul 01-10, 2018
This is an opportunity to experience the rich Buddhist culture of Ladakh. Ladakh is a region of the Himalaya that is not so well known, it comprises many hidden valleys where ancient culture is largely untouched, and centuries old traditions still survive and flourish. We explore ancient monasteries dating back to the 14th century, take time to visit the AHF projects in the region such as the Snow Leopard Conservancy, and trek over high passes of the Indian Himalaya.
AHF/Kathmandu Summit Club Nepal Trek
Oct 01-17, 2018
A trip into the real Nepal, off the beaten track in the famous Everest region of Nepal. The main focus of this trip is to visit the Australian Himalayan Foundation projects and to participate in the rebuild of the region's schools after the devastating earthquakes of 2015. Not only does this trip offer magnificent trekking in unrivalled mountain scenery, it is also a rare opportunity to experience at a grass roots level, the hard work and commitment of the Australian Himalayan Foundation in Nepal.
AHF Explore Ladakh Trek
Sept 11-25, 2017
with AHF Director Cheryl Bart
Accompanied by AHF director Cheryl Bart you will gain an unrivalled insight into the rich cultural history of the Indian Himalayas. The trip will provide the opportunity to appreciate the innovative AHF health care and snow leopard conservation programs. This in-depth trek extends to remote settlements and villages that still reflect a deep-seated Tibetan culture, and where the turn of the prayer wheel is still in harmony with the seasons.
AHF Classic Nepal
Sept 30 - Oct 14, 2017
with AHF Director Greg Mortimer
Accompanied by AHF director Greg Mortimer we start with sightseeing in Kathmandu before flying to Phaplu, the administrative centre of the Solu Khumbu district. Beginning our trek with visits to some of the educational schools supported by the AHF, we slowly ascend to the Everest region. We spend two nights in the renowned Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar before trekking to Tengboche with mountain views of Everest and Ama Dablam. Morning prayers at Tengboche Monastery before trekking down the valley to Khumjung & Khunde where the original Sir Edmund Hillary school and hospital were constructed.
AHF Himalaya Schools Trek
Sept 30 - Oct 14, 2017
with AHF Chairman Simon Balderstone
Travel with AHF Chairman Simon Balderstone AM, on an itinerary developed exclusively for this trek. We start in Kathmandu before flying to Phaplu and trekking through the lower Solu Khumbu region, enjoying the remote trails and communities and visiting AHF schools and rebuilding programs. We slowly ascend to the Everest region, joining the main trail and spending two nights in the renowned Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar before trekking to beautiful Tengboche with its beautiful monastery and mountain views of Everest and Ama Dablam. We trek back down the valley to Khumjung & Khunde, and then on to Namche and Lukla, and back to Kathmandu on another magnificent mountain flight.
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Off the Beaten Track in Bhutan
Oct 6 - 25, 2017
with Heather McNeice and Krista Waddell
This unique journey provides an opportunity to discover the secrets of Bhutan on a challenging trek with AHF supporters and Bhutan experts Heather McNeice and Krista Waddell. The trip starts with a relaxing sojourn in beautiful central Bhutan, acclimatizing and taking in ancient monasteries, Buddhist temples and a visit to a local primary school. Your pace picks up on day 5, with a fully-supported 12 day trek that follows a spectacular and remote trail through the Eastern Himalayas and takes you close to the base of Gangkar Punsum, the highest unclimbed peak in the world. This tour includes 11 nights camping and 7 nights in hotels, with a touch of luxury on the hotel nights. Bring your heart, your humour and your sense of adventure on this amazing journey, and experience a thrilling world most people will never see.
Tenzin Choegyal Bhutan
Oct 4 - 13, 2018
with Tenzin Choegyal
Join renowned Tibetan musician Tenzin Choegyal for a wandering journey through Bhutan. Tenzin will share his inspiring and unique musical talent throughout the trip, and we will enjoy both set and impromptu performances in amazing venues. This trip combines music, some gentle day walks and visits to AHF projects to form an unforgettable journey.
10 Summits, 4 days, 1 big challenge
Nov 17-20, 2017
with Mike Edmonson, Zac Zaharias, CSM and Andrew Lock, OAM
Climb the 10 highest peaks in Kosciuszko National Park (NSW) with K7's experienced mountain guides! Raise money for AHF’s work in remote communities of the Himalaya and start preparing for your own Himalayan adventure at the same time!
Cost per person is as follows:
- Two days, two nights, 17-18 Nov $500
- Three days, three nights, 17-19 Nov $750
- Four days, four nights, 17-20 Nov $1,000
Price includes accommodation, meals, guides and ski lift passes.
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