Sherpa Villages of the Khumbu Trek. Departing January 2020


You contribution to the Australian Himalayan Foundation will help to reduce infant and maternal mortality.

Do you want to help to make a significant difference to the lives of a remarkable group of traditional people living deep in the remote Himalaya?

Join Mark Morrissey and an experienced Sherpa guide on a 9 day trek into the Everest region of the Himalayan mountains to explore the historical and scenic villages of the Khumbu. At all times you will supported by Mark, an experienced trekker who is familiar with the areas within which we will be travelling. 

Upon arrival in Kathmandu you will be met at the airport and accompanied to your accomodation in the Thamel. A wide range of hotel options are available to suit your budget. The day prior to departure on the trek you have the option a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu. The evening prior to departure there will be a trek briefing and Q&A for participants.  

Early the next morning we will fly from Kathmandu to the famous mountain village of Lukla and commence our trek into the Khumbu region. Visiting Namche Bazaar and beyond we will explore historical Sherpa villages and temples. We will stay in tea houses and enjoy traditional Sherpa meals. 

At the conclusion of the trek you have the option of flying out of Lukla back to Kathmandu.

Or alternately you can join Mark Morrissey and trek down the Mountain to Phaplu, then via a four hour jeep ride to visit Waku. Waku is one of the villages supported by the Nurses for Nepal program. We will spend time in the village and observe for ourselves how our support is making a significant difference to the lives of these remarkable people.

Boudhanath Stupa Kathmandu. Photo by Morrissey
Phaplu (near Salleri) – Gateway to Everest. Photo by Morrissey
Namche Bazaar, Late January 2019. Photo by Morrissey
Leaving Lukla into the Khumbu. Photo by Morrissey

For more information please contact Mark Morrissey on I will respond promptly. 

Optional Visit to Waku Health post-at the conclusion of the Khumbu trek.

Overview. Travel from Lukla to Phaplu/Salleri. Distance is 45 kilometres. (Phaplu and Salleri are 10 minutes apart on foot)

Anticipated 3 day journey Lukla to Phaplu. Then 2 day journey From Phaplu to Waku return. Fly from Phaplu to Kathmandu on next day morning flight.

In total approximately 6 days from leaving Lukla, visit Waku Health Post and return to Kathmandu.

(1) Lukla to Kharikhola is trekking (19 k) approximately 2 days. The section of trek is strenuous at times.

(2) Kharikhola to Phaplu (26k) can now be taken by jeep. This journey takes 4-5 hours. Scenic and great views.

Map below. Lukla to Kharikhola is on foot/trekking (19 K)

Map below. Kharikhola to Phaplu/Salleri. Is by jeep – approx 4-6 hours (26 kilometres)

Map below. Phaplu to Waku is 4-5 hours. Early morning jeep. Return trip is also early morning. Arriving back in Salleri/Phaplu about midday.



Support Nurses for Nepal Project.

Earlier this year I travelled to the remote villages of Waku and Chheskam, in the Solukhumbu region of the Himalayas. I am returning to these two communities in late January 2020.The remote Himalaya is one of the poorest and most isolated places on earth. The traditional people who live here have little to no access to adequate health care. They have very few resources. The winters are bitterly cold, rapid climate warming is affecting their ability to grow their crops and the 2015 earthquake has significantly impacted on their housing and infrastructure. 
The Villagers of these two communities asked me to share their story with others back here in Australia, who may be able to help contribute to improve their health outcomes. I made a commitment to do all I am able, to support them to improve the health of their mothers, infants and children.  
In particular mothers, babies and children experience unacceptable rates of preventable death and illness. Mothers die due to lack of access to skilled birthing care and support.  
Your tax deductible gift will help to save lives and improve the life outcomes of these remarkable people. 
Thanking you in anticipation of your gift/donation to the Nurses for Nepal Project. Starting at a few dollars…