Announcing the 2016 Education Elevated Fundraising

Trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp!!


Education Elevated in cooperation with Sherpa Adventure International invites you to the Fall 2016 Fundraising Trek to Nepal (September 27th - October 17th).  Education Elevated & Sherpa Adventure International will lead this exciting expidition to Nepal to raise funds for the Chyangba Village that was recently ravaged by the 2015 earthquake.



Education Elevated

Gerri Kier – Founder and President

Greetings! My name is Gerri Kier and I am a Colorado native and have been a Rotarian for 24 years.  My husband Greg and I have been married for 30 years and we both enjoy the outdoor adventures Colorado has to offer.  Besides spending my summers hiking in the beautiful mountains of Colorado I am a nutrition counselor with Complete Nutrition Alliance and founded Education Elevated. In my journey of life the most amazing people and opportunities have been literally dropped into my path; and trekking in Nepal and helping the school in the Chyangba Village is no exception. I look forward to the lives that will be touched through the efforts of Education Elevated and the blessings that will flow from the trekking trips.

Sherpa Adventure Interntational

Pem Dorjee – Owner and Treck Team Head Guide

Pem Dorjee Sherpa was born in 1982 in  Chyangba Village south of the Mt. Everest region. Moni was born in 1981 in BhaktpurNepal. Pem & Moni climbed Mt. Everest in 2005.  On the summit they followed through on a plan they had kept secret from their parents and became the first couple to be married on top of Mt. Everest. Moni is the first non-Sherpa and the fifth Nepali woman to reach the summit of Mt. Everest. They also hoisted the flag of Rotary International on Top of Mt. Everest in honor of its centennial year. Aside from their mountaineering achievements, Pem & Moni have demonstrated an admirable commitment to improving the quality of life in Pem’s home village of Chayangba. Pem and Moni reside in Ann Arbor Mi.  with the daughter Pelzom.

Chyangba Village School

ChyangbaVillage lies at a height of 3500m (11,482ft in elevation), in the northern region of Kathmandu and is approximately 400km (248 miles) away from the city. The village does not lie on the trekker's trail so development has been very slow. Yet the natural beauty and the rich cultural heritage has made this village a unique place on earth. There are about 150 houses inhabited by many ethnic groups such as Sherpas, Rai, Magar, Newar, Tamang, Chhetris, Brahmins, Viswakarma, and Sunuwar.  People here are mostly farmers growing potato, apple, maize, wheat, barley, peach, radish, buckwheat, and millet and every Friday, people bring their crops to sell or exchange for rice, tea, salt, oil, butter, spices, and soaps.


Wongchu Biswa Darshan Junior High School was established in 1990 with support from Wonghe Sherpa & Goran Kropp, a world famous Swedish mountaineer.  The school lost all of its financial support when Mr. Kropp died in a mountaineering accident in Washington state on September 30, 2002.  As a result the school has fallen into disrepair and now needs to be rebuilt and your support and participation is urgently needed. 


The trek lies in the Solu region which is located in a remote area where with few tourists. We will go trek through interesting villages with monasteries, temples and pilgrimage places on and will experience the sites of Mt. EverestMt. MakaluMt.Kanchenjunga, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mera Peak, Numbur Himal, Gauri Shankar, Dudh Kunda Himal and many other peaks of the region. During the expedition, you will learn about different cultures including the Sherpa culture and you’ll see the many different plants, vegetation and animals.  Also, we will visit the Wongchu Biswa DarshanJunior High School and have the opportunity to spend time with the students and meet their families.

Trip Itinerary

September 27th Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu

September 28th Day 2 Sightseeing in Kathmandu

September 29th Day 3 Fly to Lukla (9,240ft) and trek to Phakding

September 30th Day 4 Trek to Namche (11.352ft)

October 01st Day 5 Rest day in Namche and acclimatization hike

October 02nd Day 6 Trek to Tengboche (12,771ft)

October 03rd Day 7 Trek to Pheriche (14,031ft)

October 04th Day 8 Rest day in Pheriche and acclimatization hike

October 05th Day 9 Trek to Lobuche (16,269ft)

October 06th Day 10 Trek to Gorak Shep (17,094ft) hikes Kalapathar (18,300ft) - Gorakshep

October 07th Day 11 Trek to Everest base camp (17,598 ft)and back to Lobuche.

October 08th Day 12 Trek to Pangboche

October 09th Day 13 Trek to Namche

October 10th Day 14 Trek to Lukla

October 11th Day 15 Fly to Chyangba Village

October 12th Day 16 Visit School and other project support by Education Elevated

October 13th Day 17th Work (like panting/ help decorate library and class rooms)

October 14th   Day 18th Work in village

October 15th Day 19th Drive back to Kathmandu

October 16th Day 20th Rest day  & Shopping in Kathmandu

October 17th Day 21st Fly back to Home.


Trip Cost:  $3700.00 ($3200 and $500 donation to Education Elevated)




Trip Cost Includes:

Airports pick up & drop

4 nights hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast

Welcome and farewell dinner

Teahouse/Lodge accommodation during trek

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner during the trek

A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and entrance fees

Kathmandu To Lukla Flight

Lukla to Chyangba village by Helicopter

Chyangba Village to kathmandu by Jeep

An experienced English-speaking trekking guide 

All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS)


Trip Cost Does Not Include:

Nepal visa fee

International airfare to and from Kathmandu

Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu

Travel and rescue insurance

Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, bottle or boiled   water, shower etc.)

Tips for trekking staffs






For more information contact

Gerri Kier

President/Founder -  Education Elevated Inc.

PH: 303-815-3567      


Pem Dorjee Sherpa  (Guide)

PH: 303-834-5512