What our clients say
"Fantastic trip, from beginning to end the service that we received was exemplary."
Stella & Michael
"An absolutely amazing experience, one that we will never forget as long as we live. ."
Nigel and Jonathan
Private Himalaya specialises in tailor-made charity challenge treks to Everest base camp. Our tailor-made charity treks helped over 150 trekkers to raise more than £150,000 last year. We do not offer the complicated sponsor funded treks offered by most of the charity challenge business. What we do offer is the best value, highest quality charity treks so you have a great experience and more of your money goes to your chosen charity
We do not cut costs by paying porters and guides low wages and we do not cut corners by leaving out critical things: like pulse oxymeters or being fully bonded and insured with ABTA. But if you find a charity trek with everything we include at a lower price just let us know and we will do our best to price match.
Even though we do not offer any sponsor funded treks more people every year choose us to run their charity trek. These are the reasons they give us for choosing Private Himalaya.
Whatever their reason for choosing this challenge all our trekkers found that the trek to Everest base camp for charity was a life changing experience. Why not sign up today for the charity challenge of a lifetime?
Quick links for planning a to trek to Everest for charityAdvice on the best route for a charity trek to Everest base camp
Advice on the best time to trek Everest for charity
Prices for open group charity Everest treks
Private charity Everest treks
Open group treks to Everest base camp for charity
Check out the small print in the standard "charity challenge" trek
Time and time again people come to us after they have finally worked out the small print of how the charity challenge schemes work. These are the main things they say.
- The total cost of the "charity trek" is often over the top, sometimes £500 more than a competitive price
- There is a big up front deposit– up to £500 before you can even register and you lose all of this if you don't do the climb
- The total amount you are required to raise can be huge, often well over £4000pp when the cost of the trek and flight is no more than £2000
- If you don't raise the full amount then you either lose the deposit and cannot do the climb or you have to make up all of the difference yourself
- If you do not raise the full amount or are unable to trek for any reason, donations that have already been passed onto the charity by your friends cannot be returned- this has proven to be very embarrassing in a number of cases!
- The charity challenge companies use undisclosed sub-contractors to run their treks and so you don't know who you are trusting with your safety