Information for trekkers

Frequently asked questions

What gear will I need?

World Expeditions can give you detailed advice on what you need to take.  You may also find this Kathmandu Gear Guide for the Himalayas useful.

When will I receive my $250 Kathmandu e-voucher?

Kathmandu will send you your e-voucher when you have paid the full balance on your trip.  The e-voucher can be used in-store or online. 

When will I receive my copy of Edmund Hillary: A biography?

World Expeditions will send you your copy of the book together with your final documentation, 4-6 weeks prior to the trek.

How much do I need to contribute to the Himalayan Trust and where will the money go?

All trekkers are required to contribute a minimum of $600 to support the Himalayan Trust’s work in the Everest region.  Your contribution of $600 could help build a new seismic-resistant water system to supply safe drinking water in a remote mountain village or help train local health workers in neonatal health to improve the life expectancy of new babies and their mothers.  A contribution of $900 could provide three weeks of in-classroom coaching to empower primary teachers to teach reading and writing more effectively and give young children the best possible start to their education.

Can I make a donation or do I need to fundraise?

It is entirely up to you whether you choose to fundraise through your networks or simply make a donation – either way, your contribution will be supporting some of the life-changing projects in the Everest region that you visit in May. 

When is my contribution payable?

Your contribution is payable by one month before your departure.

How do I make my donation?

The easiest way to make a donation is by bank transfer to the Himalayan Trust account: BNZ 02 0256 0031716 001.  Alternatively, you can donate by credit card online though our website. We will send you a tax receipt when we receive your donation.

Do you have any ideas for fundraising?

Our Fundraising Guide has lots of useful ideas and tips from previous fundraisers, and we’re here to help every step of the way. 

You can contact us on 0800 786 647 or

How do I set up an online fundraising page?

Setting up an online fundraising page in Everydayhero is really straightforward. 

  1. Go to the 2018 Trek page and click on the Join Team
  2. Set up a new Everydayhero account (or login to your existing account if you have one).
  3. Enter your details to create a supporter page.
  4. Personalise your page by adding a photo, your fundraising target and a personal story about why you are raising funds for the Himalayan Trust.

You are now ready to send the link out to your friends, family and colleagues, asking them to support your efforts.  

All donors will automatically receive a tax receipt through Everyday Hero.

How can I make my online fundraising as effective as possible?

Here are our top tips:

  • Make it personal. Personalise your fundraising page and let people know why YOU are supporting the Himalayan Trust.
  • Make sure the first donation is a good one. The size of the first donation influences future donations to your page, so you might want to ask your most generous friend or family member to make the first donation – or make it yourself.
  • Email everyone you can think of! Friends, family, colleagues. You’ll be surprised how many people want to support you.
  • Remind your friends by email two or three times. With our busy lives, we all need a few reminders!
  • Email is king. While social media is great for sharing updates, email is still more effective at generating donations.