We are the only company in the world who send an International guide and doctor on our Everest Base Camp (5,364m) treks while keeping group sizes sustainably small. Sending an international guide and doctor on all our Everest Base Camp treks allows us to deliver an unrivalled level of safety and service for each and every one of our clients. Having smaller group sizes allows us to minimise our environmental impact and foster a stronger team dynamic.
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). The world’s highest mountain is known as Chomolungma “the Mother Goddess of the Earth” in Tibetan and Sagarmatha “Sky Head” in Nepalese.
This is arguably one of the best-known expeditions in the world and one of the most popular routes for burgeoning adventure trekkers to undertake. It’s easy to see why as you take in the stunning scenery that awaits around every turn on the trail. We move upwards through the valley at a slow, steady pace taking the time to meet the locals in the villages we pass and absorb the sights and scents of traditional Nepalese life. We stay in locally run tea-houses each night, enjoying the warm welcome of our hosts and the inviting heat of the stove as we remove our boots after a long day’s trekking.
We spend time in Namche Bazaar and get to see this busy market town in full flow. Sitting on the side of a hill in a near-perfect horse-shoe shape Namche Bazaar has become an iconic stop en route to Everest Base Camp. 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 and hopefully get our first views of the incredible mountains of the valley including Everest, Lhotse (8,511m), Nuptse (7,879m) and Ama Dablam (6,856m).
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. An international guide and doctor lead each expedition and work in tandem with our incredible local team of Sherpas and porters to deliver an exhilarating experience every day on the trail! This trek is suitable for those with a good level of fitness and a desire to see these majestic Himalayan peaks up close.
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.
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.