Himalayan Trust

Be part of Nepal’s recovery

Donate now to the Himalayan Trust, every contribution will help bring better education, safe water and better healthcare to remote villages in the Everest region, and will help communities rebuild following the devastating earthquakes in 2015.


Nepalese girl at a remote school
Donate to the Himalayan Trust and help make a difference to remote schools and communities

Ever since the 1960s when Sir Edmund Hillary built the first schools and hospitals in the Everest region of Nepal, the Himalayan Trust has been working with friends and partners in Nepal to reduce poverty and build the resilience of local communities in Solukhumbu in the Everest foothills.

In 1961, Sir Ed built a school in the village of Khumjung in response to a request from his Sherpa friends and over the years went on to build an additional 27. Today, the Himalayan Trust continues to give young people new opportunities through education. It is working to rebuild over 150 seismic-resistant classrooms at schools that were damaged during the devastating 2015 earthquakes, so that children are able to continue their education in a safe environment. It is providing teaching resources and equipment, training for teachers and scholarships for local schoolchildren.

Sir Ed built Kunde Hospital, the first hospital in the Everest region, in 1966 and provided the first modern health care service with remarkable results. The hospital was run by volunteer doctors from New Zealand for many years, but is now run by an experienced team of Nepali medics, who all began their education at schools built by the Himalayan Trust. Today the Himalayan Trust continues to work to improve the health and well-being of people in remote mountain villages, by helping them to access medical care and invest in safe drinking water.

Summit Club Exclusive Treks

Each year we invite our Summit Club members on unforgettable treks that give you the chance to meet the real people of Nepal. Each Summit Club member is encouraged to raise funds for the Himalayan Trust to help improve health, education, and general well being in the Everest region.

The funds raised will contribute directly to the communities that Summit Club members visit on the trek

For more information on the Himalayan Trust and how you can help through donations, or by volunteering, visit the Himalayan Trust website.