The Summit Challenge

Climb the height of Everest during May 2019 and raise funds to continue Sir Ed’s legacy of helping the people of Nepal.

Join the Summit Challenge 2019 and help mark 100 years since the birth of Sir Edmund Hillary.

The Himalayan Trust and Kathmandu challenge you to climb a total of 8848m during the month of May and help raise funds to bring quality education, vital healthcare and safe drinking water to the people of Nepal.

Sign up to our enews below to hear as soon as registration for the 2019 event is open.

Keep in touch about the Summit Challenge

Thank you so much to everyone who took part in the Himalayan Trust Summit Challenge 2018. Together, you raised over $50,000 for community development in the Everest region of Nepal.

Walk it, bike it – it’s up to you!

You can run, walk, bike or do a combination of activities to ascend the height of Mt Everest during your Summit Challenge. You can climb as an individual, or get together with friends, family, classmates or tramping club to reach the summit as a team. Or you could swim 8848m or do 8848 push ups!

How quickly you complete the challenge is up to you. Go hard out and climb 8848m in one weekend, or spread the challenge over the whole month.

However you do it, the Summit Challenge is a chance to follow in Sir Ed’s footsteps, challenge yourself, help others, and having fun doing it.

And if outdoor action isn’t really your thing, you can get creative – how about reading 8848 pages or even baking 8848 cupcakes.

Make a difference in Nepal

Every dollar you raise as you climb towards the summit will help open up new opportunities for communities in the Everest region and we’ll be there every step of the way to help make your fundraising as easy and effective as possible.

Get your free t-shirt thanks to Kathmandu

As an incentive to get in quick, the first participants to start fundraising will receive a free Summit Challenge T-shirt from our principal sponsor Kathmandu!

Inspiring Summit Challenge stories


Thanks heaps to our principal sponsor Kathmandu.