AUSTRALIAN HIMALAYAN FOUNDATION JOURNEYS
travel that makes a difference
AHF/Kathmandu Summit Club Trek to Nepal
Apr 13-25, 2017 | 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 Indian Himalaya (Ladakh)
June 10-17, 2017
This introductory trip to the remote region of Ladakh in the Indian Himalaya provides an unrivalled insight into the rich cultural history of the area. The trip is based in the high-desert city of Leh, and gives participants the opportunity to appreciate the innovative AHF health care and snow leopard conservation programs. With 5 nights in hotels and two nights camping in the Rumbak Valley, the specially devised walks extend to India's largest national park, and remote settlements and villages that still reflect a deep seated Tibetan culture.
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.
One Man, One Million Dollars Everest Trek
Apr 30 - May 20, 2017
with AHF Ambassador Andrew Lock
Escorted by AHF Ambassador and one of Australia’s greatest adventurers, Andrew Lock, this is a unique adventure. Combining a classic Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes trek with a stunning crossing of the non-technical Cho La pass provides an unsurpassed circuit trek of the Everest region. We will view Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Cholatse, the beautiful pyramid of Ama Dablam, as well as countless other Himalayan peaks. Each night you will be accommodated in our private eco campsites as well as handpicked eco lodges. Another dimension to this adventure is the famous Sherpa culture providing a truly unforgettable experience.
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.
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!
Price includes accommodation, meals, guides and ski lift passes.