‘A safe, warm, fit for purpose lodge for the Porters of the Everest Base Camp Trail’
The growing rise of adventure tourism and specifically ‘mountaineering’ tourism, has escalated way beyond the imagination of those climbing pioneers of a bygone age. Each year more and more people attempt to summit the world’s highest mountain, whilst thousands more trek to Everest Base Camp.
Visitor statistics show that 57,690 tourists visited Everest and the Khumbu valley during 2022-23. None of these visitors would be able to achieve their goal if it wasn’t for the ‘unsung heroes of the mountains’ - the Porters.
A Porter is an individual that carries, transports, or assists with the movement of goods, luggage, or equipment. Porters play a crucial role in carrying supplies, equipment, and even the belongings of trekkers or climbers during expeditions in challenging terrains. They provide essential support to ensure the smooth progression of journeys and the safety of all the trekkers.