Native Women's Wilderness is organizing a 15-day trek to the base camp of Mt. Everest. We intend to decolonize the alpinist journey to Mt. Everest. We are committed to:
Creating this opportunity for Indigenous Women to experience Mt. Everest and strengthen relationships with each other
Being fully immersed in the cultures of the tribes we will be engaging with
Creating relationships with our porters and guides, and the women of the villages we will be visiting
Why are we community fundraising?
While we have received grants and gifts from brands, some trip expenses still fall under each woman’s budget. Most of us had no plans of trekking to Everest until a few weeks ago when the opportunity materialized, so we are trying to prepare for the additional costs.
$15,000 - This is our minimum goal, which would support covering about 50% of each woman’s flights
$25,000 - At this level, we would be covering 100% of our flights
$35,000 and more - If we can reach this level, we will be able to cover most of the additional travel expenses like travel insurance, airport meals, additional gear and clothing needs, visa fees, and all the other expenses we are yet to discover we will incur.
This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the women participating in this journey. Thank you so much for visiting our fundraising page. Please know that your support, whether sharing our page or donating a few dollars, means the world to us!
The Names of Everest:
The Tibetan name for Mount Everest is Chomolungma, which means “Mother Goddess of the World.” The Nepali name is Sagarmatha, which has various meanings, including “Goddess of the Sky”. Learn more here.
Native Women's Wilderness was created to bring Native women together to share our stories, support each other, and learn from one another as we endeavor to explore and celebrate the wilderness and our native lands.