Showcasing some of the world’s most dramatic landscapes, Nepal is home to ten of the highest mountain peaks. The renowned Mount Everest, is the highest of them all at 8848 metres.
Nepal is a country of contrasts. Showcasing spectacular natural riches with a vibrant culture and sense of history. A spiritual destination, Nepal is known for its picturesque monasteries perched on stunning cliff tops. It is also the birthplace of Lord Buddha.
A rugged mountain kingdom, stretching over the Himalaya Mountains, Nepal offers an astonishingly diverse array of attractions and landscapes. With its vast range of altitudes, it is home to an incredible variety of plant and animal species, including more than 300 species of orchid. And with over 800 bird varieties, it accounts for almost 10% of the world’s avian species.
Adventure tourism in Nepal dates back to the early attempts to scale the world’s highest peaks. It has come a long way since. While trekking, mountaineering and game viewing have long been popular, an entire range of adventure possibilities have erupted.
Now, travellers to Nepal can enjoy excursions such as rafting, biking, fishing, rock climbing, paragliding, hot air ballooning, boating, canyoneering and bungee jumping…
Epic offers travellers the opportunity to experience Nepal and the magnificent Himalayas. Trek to Everest Base Camp with us – an epic journey and unforgettable life experience.
Giving Back – For many years Brad and Epic have supported the indigenous charity Yalari, founded by an old school mate, Waverly Stanley. Yalari is all about the education of indigenous Australians and it is a charity that is changing lives.
Brad’s Everest fundraising efforts raised over $12,000.
Outside of Australia, Brad supported The Juniper Fund. This is a U.S based charity (with 501C3 status) that provides assistance to individuals, families and communities in underserved countries adversely impacted by their work for the mountain-based adventure industry. Its efforts are currently focussed on Nepal and Brad’s wish was for some benefit to flow through locally.
Thank you to everyone who supported Brad’s climbing expedition by donating to his chosen charities.
In April, 15 year old Ella Horn is heading off on a Everest Base Camp trek with her father Brad Horn.
She will be fundraising for The Juniper Fund , a not-for- profit organisation set up specifically to provide support to these families.
…The mountaineering industry in the Himalayas is built on the support of local staff. Their jobs carry great risk as they assist climbers to scale the world’s highest peaks.
On Mt Everest, for instance, a third of all deaths on the mountain are climbing support staff (guides, camp staff, porters etc.). In most cases these people are principal “bread winners” so when tragedy strikes it has a very deep flow on effect to family members left behind…
“I am 15 years old in Grade 10 at St Peters Lutheran College in Brisbane. It is a great privilege to be afforded the opportunity to trek to Base Camp so I want to make the most of it by raising money and awareness for The Juniper Fund. 100% of all donations will go to the Fund.
I would be extremely grateful for any funds donated no matter how small!”
– Ella Horn, February 2019
To support Ella’s efforts, please donate here