Announcing the 2018 Education Elevated Fundraising

Trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp!!


Education Elevated in cooperation with Sherpa Adventure International invites you to the Fall 2018 Fundraising Trek to Nepal (October 1st - 20th).  Education Elevated & Sherpa Adventure International will lead this exciting expedition to Nepal to raise funds for the Chyangba Village Girls Dormitory & Education Project. (See itinerary below.)






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.  (See itinerary below.)

Education Elevated 10 Year Anniversary Trip Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2 Sightseeing in Kathmandu

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

Day 4 Trek to Namche (11.352ft)

Day 5 Rest day in Namche and acclimatization hike

Day 6 Trek to Tengboche (12,771ft)

Day 7 Trek to Pheriche (14,031ft)

Day 8 Rest day in Pheriche and acclimatization hike

Day 9 Trek to Lobuche (16,269ft)

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

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

Day 12 Trek to Pangboche

Day 13 Trek to Namche

Day 14 Trek to Phakding

Day 15 Trek to Lukla

Day 16 Fly to Chyangba Village

Day 17 Visit School and other project support by Education Elevated

Day 18 Drive back to Kathmandu

Day 19 Rest day  & Shopping in Kathmandu

Day 20 Fly back to Home.

Total Trip Costs:  $3900

  • Trip $3400
  • $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