The Summit Challenge

Climb the height of Everest in one month and raise funds for Nepal!

Join the Summit Challenge in 2020 and help make a difference for communities in the Everest region of Nepal.

The Himalayan Trust and Kathmandu challenge you to climb 8848m, the height of Everest, during one month to bring quality education, vital healthcare and safe drinking water to the Everest region.

Online registration for the 2020 will be open soon. In the meantime, register your interest and we’ll let you know as soon as online registration opens.

Register your interest

Climb it, bike it, run it, hike it – it’s up to you!

You can run, walk, bike or do a combination of activities to ascend 8848m, 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.

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

However you reach 8848, the Summit Challenge is a chance to follow in Sir Ed’s footsteps, challenge yourself, help others, and having fun doing it.

Make a difference in Nepal

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

Easy online fundraising

As soon as you register, you will be able to set up your personal online fundraising page. You’ll be able to track your elevation, track your fundraising against your goal, and share your progress with family and friends – all on your personal fundraising page,

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!

Join the Summit Challenge 2019!

Register now!

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Thanks heaps to our principal sponsors Kathmandu and Salomon.