What is the Everest Base Camp Trek 2019?

This is our first-ever trek to Everest Base Camp in the name of gynaecological cancer research!  Challenge yourself and become part of our adventurous team prepared to step up for the women we cherish.

Our plan is simple! With this trek, we will raise funds to support the 6,000 women and girls diagnosed with gynaecological cancer each year in Australia.  We will carry these women in our hearts and minds as we walk to Everest Base Camp through lush forests and stunning mountain scenery in March & April 2019.

Let our Cherish Chair and Head of Research Professor Obermair explain why to step up for the women we cherish.

Expert mountain guides

While Professor Obermair is an expert in gynaecological cancer and its research, he is not a qualified mountain guide.  That is why we have chosen Satori Adventures  as the tour guide operator to support our team every step of the way.

Got more questions?

Why not read the  event details and decide if you would like to be part of our team?  Places are limited so don’t take too long to make up your mind.

You may have a million questions.  That’s OK.  Please check our  FAQ’s. If you can’t find an answer for your question, contact us.   We’d love to help you work our if this adventure is for you.

One step closer to joining us?

We know this is a big commitment.  But, we are confident that it will be the adventure of a lifetime.  Here are three big, bold reasons to join us:

  1. This is your opportunity to do something extraordinary for a good cause;
  2. You’ll connect with some amazing individuals and inspire others;
  3. You will help to change lives forever, including your own.

Itinerary Details (subject to change)

DayActivityHours TrekingAccommodationElevation
1Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and transfer to request category hotel accommodation in KathmanduHotel1350M / 4430ft
2Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla; Trek to Phakding lodge accommodation.4-5Lodge2650m / 8695ft
3Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar6-7Lodge3440m / 11287ft
4Acclimatization Day,Hike to Everest view hotel for sunrise or panoramic view of Everest Lhotse face, after lunch explore Sherpa and Hilary museum at modern village of Namche.Hotel3800m / 12468ft
5Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche5Lodge3860m / 12665ft
6Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche5Lodge4250m / 13943ft
7Acclimatization Day at Dingbotche. Hike to chhukung for better acclimatization before climbing up to Kalapatther and Everest base camp.Lodge4750m / 15584ft
8Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche4Lodge5018m / 16464ft
9Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep3Lodge5170m / 16962ft
10Trek from Gorakshep to Kalapatther and back to Lobuche6Lodge5200m / 17060ft => 5018m / 1646ft
11Trek from Lobuche to Dingboche5Lodge4250m / 13943ft
12Trek from Dingboche to Tyangboche4Lodge3860m / 12665ft
13Trek from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar5Lodge3440m / 11287ft
14Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla4Lodge2860m / 9383ft
15Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to HotelHotel1350m / 4430ft
16 Free day at Kathmandu for shopping and explore around Thamel, farewell dinner with culture program In the EveningHotel
17 Drop to airport for final departure

Join our team as we trek to Everest Base Camp in Nepal on a 16-day adventure in March and April 2019 to raise funds for vital gynaecological cancer research.  If you’d like more information about the trek, please see our Event Details or FAQ’s, or if you’re ready to register, please contact us.

Once Committed

Once you have committed to The Cherish Base Camp Trek you will want to set up your fundraising page and get your fundraising started towards your $10,000 goal.

  1. Here are the instructions on how to set up your fundraising page.
  2. Here are some ideas to help you kick start your ‘fun’draising.
  3. Here are some tools to help you share the news of your trek of a lifetime with others to either join you or to donate and support your fundraising goal.

Please contact the Cherish team if you need any further information or assistance with registration and/or fundraising.


On this page you will find all communications sent to trekkers. If you have just signed up or missed this in your inbox (check your spam) you can catch up on everything we’ve sent here.

Welcome email | 18 October 2018

Tools & Templates

Once you have decided you would like to join us on this trek of a lifetime, you will need some tools to promote your involvement in the Base Camp Trek!

Email Cherish – obermair@cherish.org.au – and ask to be added to the Trek subscriber list to stay up-to-date with the latest Base Camp information and news sent directly to your inbox.

Subscribe to Cherish on our Homepage (scroll down to Keep Updated with Cherish) to receive our newsletters (every 1-2 months) and special event alerts.

Contact us  to discuss your queries or fundraising ideas.