The Australian Youth Climate Coalition

The trip itself

The trip itself

What is a typical day on the trip? 

Together the team and your Inspired Adventures experienced tour guide you will trek slowly and steadily, with several rest days so you can acclimatise to the increasing altitude. As you trek, accompanied by a local Himalayan Climate Initiative representative, you’ll witness firsthand the toll climate change is taking on the Himalayas and local villages. With our incredible challenge complete, we’ll return to Nepal’s capital city, Kathmandu, to volunteer with HCI. Together with locals, we will work on community sustainability projects and have the opportunity to learn from young leaders in Nepal.

What happens if I can’t go?

If for some reason during the year you are no longer able to attend the adventure. The funds you have raised so far will remain with the AYCC and HCI to ensure that the projects they have committed to doing with this funding can continue.

How fit do I need to be?

This adventure is ranked 5/5 (challenging). Our adventures are specifically designed for people who are relatively fit and willing to train. Trekking to Everest Base Camp is a physical challenge, and the fitter you are, the more you’ll enjoy the experience. We recommend that in the months leading up to your trip, you increase your physical fitness with aerobic exercise. Walking, cycling, running and stair climbing will all strengthen your legs and improve stamina.

Who can I talk to for more information?

For more information regarding the project please email or call Gemma Borgo-Caratti on 0403 979 724 or gemma@aycc.org.au and she will be able to provide you with more information. Alternatively if you have already expressed interested through the online form an Inspired Adventures representative will be in touch with you shortly and will be able to answer and travel related questions you might have.

Who else is going on the trip? 

In 2013 the trip was made up of current AYCC volunteers, AYCC online supporters, members of the community who support climate change ranging in age from 17-55.

How do I register?

Register your interest here.