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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3,499.00

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Overview

We are the only company in the world who send an international guide and doctor on all Everest Base Camp (5,364m) expeditions while keeping group sizes sustainably small. Established in 2007, we offer high altitude trekking and mountaineering in some of the most breath-taking locations around the world.

Trekking Everest Base Camp

Our 18-day itinerary takes you on the historic trek through the Khumbu Valley to Everest Base Camp sitting at the foot of Mt Everest (8,848m). This is arguably one of the best-known expeditions in the world and one of the most popular routes for trekkers to undertake. 

We move upwards through the valley at a slow, steady pace taking the time to meet the locals and to absorb the sights and scents of traditional Nepalese life. Each night we stay in locally run tea-houses, enjoying the warm welcome of our hosts. We spend time in Namche Bazaar and get to see this busy market town in full flow. As well as this, we visit the local Sherpa museum, the statue of Tenzing Norgay, the Tibetan mountaineer who became the first to step-foot on “top of the world” alongside Sir Edmund Hillary in 1953. 

We spend 8 days trekking to Everest Base Camp, allowing for two rest and acclimatisation days which greatly increase the chances of reaching our goal comfortably and safely.

You will come away from this trek with a great appreciation of the Sherpa way of life, getting the opportunity to experience their unique mountain culture and traditions. We also spend time in Nepal’s main city – Kathmandu. This bustling city is a melting-pot of ethnicities and a great contrast to the relaxed pace of life in the mountains.

Everest Base Camp Expedition Costs & What’s Included

The total cost of trekking Everest Base Camp is highlighted above. You are required to pay a 399.00 deposit. You can pay the remaining balance by instalments or in full. All fees must be paid two months prior to departure.

Your fees include the following;

  • International flights from Dublin to Kathmandu return (Economy Class) (UK flights not included)
  • Internal flights in Nepal
  • Experienced Irish/UK expedition leader
  • Experienced Irish/UK expedition doctor
  • Training Weekend
  • Local English speaking guides, cooks and support team
  • All accommodation based on twin sharing in hotels in Kathmandu and in guest houses elsewhere
  • All meals and drinking water except in Kathmandu where accommodation is based on B&B
  • A celebratory dinner
  • All transport throughout the expedition
  • All group gear consisting of first aid kits, mountaineering equipment, cooking equipment etc

Flying from the UK? 

You are more than welcome to join us from the UK. If so, you can select the ‘exclude flights’ option on the checkout. You can then book your own international flights to Kathmandu.

Watch our Info Talk

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
  • Day 2

    Arrive in Kathmandu.

    Arrive in Kathmandu. Relax or explore!

    arrive
    breakfast
    relax
    hotel
  • Day 3

    Kathmandu to Lukla to Phakding (2,610m), 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 (3,440m), 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 (3,950m), 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 (5,164m), 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 (4,371m,) 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 (3,440m), 4 hrs.

    Descend all the way back to Namche Bazaar.

    breakfast
    trek
    lunch
    dinner
    tea house
  • Day 14

    Namche Bazaar to Phakding (2,610m), 5 hrs.

    We retrace our steps to reach Phakding.

    breakfast
    trek
    lunch
    dinner
    tea house
  • Day 15

    Phakding to Lukla (2,860m), 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 to explore Kathmandu before departure. 

    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 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.

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.

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. 

What you need to trek Everest Base Camp?

We have an extensive packing list on what you should bring with you when trekking Everest Base Camp. You can view this packing list here.

How to prepare to trek Everest Base Camp

We have classified Everest Base Camp  as a level 4 expedition, for more information about our levels system click here. This trek is suitable for those with a good level of fitness. The group moves at a comfortable pace and nobody is ever left behind. Nevertheless, it is your responsibility to contact us if you have any concerns regarding your level of fitness, health or ability to complete the trek. We strongly recommend that you read our information pack, which gives in detail on how you should prepare for trekking Everest Base Camp. You can read this document here.

Available Dates

  • Sep 22nd, 2021 - Oct 9th, 2021
    Full
  • Sep 29th, 2021 - Oct 16th, 2021
    Limited availability
  • Oct 1st, 2021 - Oct 18th, 2021
    Good availability
  • Oct 6th, 2021 - Oct 23rd, 2021
    Limited availability
  • Oct 13th, 2021 - Oct 30th, 2021
    Full
  • March 30th, 2022 - Apr 16th, 2022
    Good availability
  • April 8th, 2022 - Apr 25th, 2022
    Good availability
  • Sep 21st, 2022 - Oct 8th, 2022
    Good availability
  • Sep 26th, 2022 - Oct 13th, 2022
    Good availability
  • Oct 7th, 2022 - Oct 24th, 2022
    Good availability
  • Oct 12th, 2022 - Oct 29th, 2022
    Good availability
Deposit 399.00

3,499.00

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I couldn't have asked for a better trip with Earth's Edge. The office support and administration, the organisation of the trip, the trekking, the leader, the doctor and the local support were all top class. I will most definitely be a returning customer!

Anne Marie Lowry. Dublin

I really enjoyed my experience with Earth's Edge from start to finish, well organized and everything you need included. If I am ever going anywhere again I would definitely go with Earth's Edge and I would highly recommend them to anyone.

Tommy Colfer. Waterford

Amazing life changing trip to EBC! The organization was fantastic; from months before, to starting in Dublin Airport, to returning 18 days later with so many new friendships. What an adventure and experience and so much fun, laughter and enjoyment with the full group including the Irish & Nepalese Earth's Edge teams. Total respect for everyone involved and so proud of my new & old friends for the daily support they showed me on this trip.

Mairead Griffith. Dublin

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