This Fall, National Geographic Adventurer and Explorer Wasfia Nazreen will lead a RESET journey to Everest Basecamp.
Journey into the Himalayas with one of the region's top climbers, women leaders and activists.
Wasfia is the first Bangladeshi and only Bengali to complete the Seven Summits, and has won numerous national and global awards for her activism and commitment to empowering women. Wasfia is a student of HH the 14th Dalai Lama and HH the 17th Karmapa, and is a certified yoga instructor.
October - November, 2017
Everest’s daunting summit soars so high that trekking to its base camp (17,590') is still an adventure of the highest sort. This 19-day Himalayan trek to Everest’s Southern Face Basecamp will take a small group through some of the world’s most spectacular mountain and glacier scenery. Spend two days discovering the historic treasures of Kathmandu; stay in villages set against soaring, jagged pinnacles; get to know the unique cultures of the Sherpa people and other mountain ethnicities; and walk trails lined with mani stones, and engraved with Tibetan Buddhist prayers.
Connection to place, people, purpose.
RESET journeys align with our mission, to 'connect individuals to self, humanity and the planet, so the together we can reset our collective course towards a more resilient future.'
- Connection to place and people: Guided by Wasfia, you will discover and connect with remote mountain monasteries through the eyes of someone who has lived and worked there for more than a decade. In addition to trekking, the program includes meditation and yoga, and exposes you to the Sherpa peoples’ spiritual perspective on the mountains they call home.
- Connection to purpose: The Himalayas, referred to as the earth's 'Third Pole,' are being drastically impacted by climate change, which is in turn affecting agriculture and livelihoods in the foothill regions. Throughout the journey, you will hear first-hand from local experts on how our practices - both individual and professional (via specific industries) - impact these fragile ecosystems and communities, and how you can take straightforward but significant steps towards making a difference.
Proceeds from the journey will benefit the Nepali community's work to rebuild after the 2015 earthquake.