Trekking Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp

18 Days / Nepal
Inclusions
training weekend
accommodation
parkfees
meals
international
internal
intl guide
doctor
transfers
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Overview

This historic trek to Everest Base Camp (5,364m 17,598ft) is one of the most famous expeditions in the world. Mt Everest (8,848m), the world’s highest mountain is known as Sagarmatha “sky head” in Nepalese and Chomolungma, and “the mother goddess of the earth” in Tibetan.

The scenery is truly breathtaking with mixed forest, flower-filled meadows, glaciers, rivers and spectacular mountainous panoramas throughout. Located in the Khumbu region of eastern Nepal, we go through Sherpa villages, bazaars and Buddhist monasteries. Trekkers will leave with a great appreciation of the Sherpa way of life, their mountain culture, and unique traditions.

Our itinerary includes 12 days of trekking and has been designed with acclimatisation in mind. This makes the trip more enjoyable and gives everyone the best possible chance of reaching Everest Base Camp.

We also spend two nights in Kathmandu and enjoy time to explore the city. This unforgettable adventure is perfect for those looking for a challenging trek to the foot of the world’s highest mountain.

We did a talk in the Great Outdoors in Dublin about our Everest Base Camp Trek. We also have a slight variation of this trek that includes Island Peak after we reach Everest Base Camp which is included in this video too.

Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Depart Dublin.

    Depart Dublin for Kathmandu.

    plane
    hotel
  • Day 2

    Arrive in Kathmandu.

    Arrive in Kathmandu. Relax or explore!

    breakfast
    relax
    hotel
  • Day 3

    Kathmandu to Lukla to Phakding (2,650m), 3 hrs trekking.

    Fly to Lukla in the morning and trek to Phakding.

    breakfast
    plane
    trek
    lunch
    dinner
    tea house
  • Day 4

    Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,450m), 8 hrs.

    Trek along the Dudh Kosi River and then through pine forest to reach Namche Bazzar.

    breakfast
    trek
    lunch
    dinner
    tea house
  • Day 5

    Rest and Acclimatisation Day.

    Rest day for acclimatisation at Namche Bazaar. Explore the village market and surrounding area.

    breakfast
    trek
    lunch
    dinner
    tea house
  • Day 6

    Namche Bazaar to Phortse (3,840m), 5 hrs.

    Enjoy a scenic walk to Phortse with stunning views of Ama Dablam.

    breakfast
    trek
    lunch
    dinner
    tea house
  • Day 7

    Phortse to Dingboche (4,410m), 6 hrs.

    Another stunning day on the trail today which offers views of Everest if the weather is clear.

    breakfast
    trek
    lunch
    dinner
    tea house
  • Day 8

    Rest and Acclimatisation Day.

    A rest day in Dingboche.

    breakfast
    relax
    lunch
    dinner
    tea house
  • Day 9

    Dingboche to Lobuche, 6 hrs.

    We trek past the climber’s memorial to reach Lobuche.

    breakfast
    trek
    lunch
    dinner
    tea house
  • Day 10

    Lobuche to Everest Base Camp to Gorakshep (5,140m), 9 hrs.

    Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,364m) before descending to Gorakshep.

    breakfast
    trek
    lunch
    dinner
    tea house
  • Day 11

    Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5,550m) to Pheriche (4,410m,) 10 hrs.

    An optional trek to Kala Patthar in the early morning is followed by a long walk out to Pheriche.

    trek
    breakfast
    lunch
    dinner
    tea house
  • Day 12

    Pheriche to Tengboche (3,860m), 4 hrs.

    Descend to Tengboche with great views throughout the day.

    breakfast
    trek
    lunch
    dinner
    tea house
  • Day 13

    Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3,450m), 4 hrs.

    Descend all the way back to Namche Bazaar.

    breakfast
    trek
    lunch
    dinner
    tea house
  • Day 14

    Namche Bazaar to Phakding (2,650m), 5 hrs.

    We retrace our steps to reach Phakding.

    breakfast
    trek
    lunch
    dinner
    tea house
  • Day 15

    Phakding to Lukla (2,850m), 3 hrs.

    Our last day of trekking takes us back to Lukla.

    breakfast
    trek
    lunch
    dinner
    tea house
  • Day 16

    Lukla to Kathmandu.

    Fly back to Kathmandu in the morning. Enjoy a special celebratory meal in the evening.

    breakfast
    plane
    relax
    dinner
    hotel
  • Day 17

    Depart Kathmandu.

    Free day in Kathmandu. Evening departure for Dublin. Overnight flight.

    breakfast
    relax
    plane
  • Day 18

    Arrive in Dublin.

    Arrive back in Dublin.

    plane
    arrive

Facts

In 1856, the mountain was named after George Everest, a retired Surveyor General who never even saw the peak.

The mountainous north of Nepal is home to eight of the world's ten tallest mountains, including the highest point on Earth, Mount Everest. It is also home to more than 240 peaks over 6,000 metres above sea level.

The oldest person to reach the summit of Everest is Yuichiro Miura (80 yrs old) of Japan in 2013 and the youngest person is Jordan Romero (13 yrs old) of The USA in 2014.

Nepal and Sherpa Facts

Nepali Flag - Everest Base Camp Expedition

Nepali Flag

The national flag of Nepal is the world's only non-quadrilateral national flag. The two triangles represent the Himalayan Mountains and the two major religions Hinduism and Buddhism.

Nepalese people don’t usually greet each other by a shake of hands or hug. They hold both of their palms, bow down and say ‘Namaste’. Mythically this means that they salute the God living inside the soul.

People of the Khumbu region are called Sherpas who have adapted to living in high altitude conditions for generations. Sherpas are key sources of climbing expertise, advice and help. Most Sherpas under the age of 50 tend to have a good level of English.

Best time to trek to Everest Base Camp

The best time to attempt your Mount Everest Base Camp trek is in March through to mid-May and September through to mid-November. Summer months are considered too wet for climbing and Everest views are likely to be obscured by low clouds and fog.

The temperature at the summit never rises above freezing, averaging -36C in winter and -19C in summer. Every year the mountain grows taller by 4mm as a result of the upward thrust generated by two opposing tectonic plates.

Everest Base Camp Blog

If you want to visit Everest Base Camp from Ireland but you're unsure of what's in store for you, have a read of THIS TRIP REPORT from one of our previous explorers!

Available Dates

  • Sep 4th, 2019 - Sep 21st, 2019
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  • Sep 11th, 2019 - Sep 28th, 2019
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  • Oct 2nd, 2019 - Oct 19th, 2019
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  • Oct 9th, 2019 - Oct 26th, 2019
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  • April 6th, 2020 - Apr 23rd, 2020
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  • Oct 2nd, 2020 - Oct 19th, 2020
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  • March 29th, 2021 - Apr 15th, 2021
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  • Oct 6th, 2021 - Oct 23rd, 2021
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