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Since 1988 we have been involved with many community projects in the Khumbu (Everest) region.

Our first projects were based around pollution control; the first ever clean-up of Mt Everest Base Camp, then the lower valleys and Namche Bazaar.  We helped establish the very successful Sherpa led Sagamartha Pollution Control Committee, who to this day keep the area relatively pollution free..

Some of the projects Everest Treks have supported include:

  • First ever clean-up of rubbish from Everest Base Camp
  • Clean up of rubbish at Namche Bazaar
  • Installation of solar panels in selected lodges
  • Establishment of Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee
  • Donation of books to Sano Gumela School
  • Construction of toilet block at Sano Gumela School
  • Social Studies programme for Sano Gumela School
  • Donation of chemical analyser to Lukla Hospital     

We have also supported many Sherpa families with:

  • Rice supply
  • Farm labour assistance
  • Greenhouses for vegetable growing 
  • Education & schooling
  • Clothing
  • Water supply
  • Bridge building
  • Medical assistance

After the earthquakes in April 2015 we are committed to rebuilding projects assisting Sherpa villages and families, some who have worked with us for three generations.  In April/May 2016 we rebuilt the Community Centre in Khunde which was damaged beyond repair.  Through the generosity of past trekkers and families we raised over UD$20,000 to buy materials.  

Our rebuilding projects are managed by Chhepal Dorje Sherpa, who started with us in 1997 as a Porter, has been promoted through to Sherpa Guide, Sirdar (Head Sherpa), and now Nepal Operations Manager.  Chhepal is from Khunde village, has an engineering/drafting qualification, and has climbed to Camp Four on Chomolungma (Mt Everest).