The breathtaking views you will have of the Himalayas during your mountain trek make the tough trek to Everest base camp well worth the effort. The ascent will take you through picturesque meadows and mountain villages, so make sure to have plenty of space on your camera’s memory card…! You will be spending your nights in tea houses (lodges) and meals will be provided. Expect to be tucking in to local food such as spring rolls, fried rice, boiled vegetables, Momos (dumplings) and noodles.
During your volunteer placement, you will work in a care centre, school or children’s home, according to your skills and the needs of the community at any given time. In planning and supervising English language lessons, sports and educational games, computer skills workshops or conservation-community based initiatives, you will be heavily involved in the children’s education.
Days can be long and demanding so you will need to be as energetic as the children!