Trip Overview

Join an incredible group of people on a once in a lifetime hike to Everest Base Camp and visit missions projects in Nepal August 5-20, in partnership with Venture & North Central University.

Led by North Central University President: Scott Hagan, and Venture Executive Director: Paul Hurckman, the Everest Base Camp Leadership Trek begins in Kathmandu. While there, we’ll be introduced to the work of some incredible orgs that are engaging in biblical justice in Nepal.

You’ll then fly to Lukla where your trek to Everest begins, revealing some of the most breathtaking scenery in the Himalayas. From Lukla, you will begin hiking through the ever-changing terrain of Nepal. As you climb in elevation to Lobuche, the temperature drops revealing an icy wilderness of frozen rivers. The journey continues to Gorak Shep, where the team will take in the breathtaking views at the foot of the world’s highest peak. The next day brings you to the final highlight – summiting Kalar Patar (5545m) with stunning views of Everest and the Khumbu Glacier cascading below.

Along the way you will engage with the local Nepali Church and the inspirational work they are doing. This is truly an unparalleled experience filled with adventure and discipleship that will leave you feeling inspired to live out biblical justice in your everyday life.

Cause Information

Venture works with local ministry leaders to rescue girls from being trafficked.

This trip will give you the unique opportunity to experience the beauty of Nepal AND be introduced key partners addressing injustices. Lighthouse Foundation, KI Nepal, and Kingdom Trekking, all work in Nepal and throughout SE Asia to support anti trafficking efforts, provide shelter, food, education, and the Gospel to those who need it most. In the villages these partners work, up to 70% of the children will be sold/trafficked due to their beliefs, the oppression of the caste system, lack of food/living resources, and because they don’t know the saving hope of Jesus.

Venture currently provides housing for more than 500 girls, education for over 1,000, and discipleship and training for all we encounter.

In the end, you will get to meet with local ministry leaders, collaborate on leadership topics, expand your worldview, and deepen your passion for the Lord and the some of the least reached people in the world.


Trip Details

Dates: August 5-20

 Cost: $3,599 + Airfare

Payment Deadline: May 31

Airport: TIA (Kathmandu)


Day 1: Arrival to Kathmandu and Hotel stay in Kathmandu

Day 2: Fly from KTM to Lukla (2850m) trek to Phakding (2660m)

Day 3: Namche (3440m)

Day 4: Namche: Acclimatization and rest. Hike to Everest View point

Day 5: Tengboche (3890m)

Day 6: Dingboche (4410m)

Day 7: Dingboche: Acclimatization and rest.

Day 8: Lobuche (4940m)

Day 9: Gorak Shep (5180m) & Base Camp (5364m)

Day 10: Kala Patthar Summit (5545m) & descent to Phiruche (4320m)

Day 11: Namche (3440m)

Day 12: Phakding (2660m)

Day 13: Lukla (2850m)

Day 14: Fly to Kathmandu

Day 15: Depart to International Flight

Application Process

Here’s how to join your team.

  • Apply for the Trek.
  • Speak with a Venture staff member.
  • Make a $200 Deposit within 2 weeks of applying.
  • Receive a participant guide and start training.
  • Pay remaining $3,399 trip cost by May 31, 2019 to confirm your spot on the team.
  • Purchase airfare and send itinerary to Venture team.

Questions? Email us.