Everest Base Camp

Nepal

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Duration: 18 Days


Inclusions

Training Weekend Accommodation Park Fees Meals International Internal Intl Guide Doctor Transfers

Deposit: $399.00

Total incl. Deposit: $4,271.00


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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.

Read our Everest Base Camp blogs

Do you fancy having more information on this expedition? We have lots of extra insight into our Everest Base Camp trips here.

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


Depart Dublin for Kathmandu.

Depart Plane

Arrive in Kathmandu. Relax or explore!

Arrive Relax Breakfast Hotel

Fly to Lukla in the morning and trek to Phakding.

Plane Trek Breakfast Lunch Dinner Tea House

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

Trek Breakfast Lunch Dinner Tea House

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

Trek Breakfast Lunch Dinner Tea House

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

Trek Breakfast Lunch Dinner Tea House

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

Trek Breakfast Lunch Dinner Tea House

A rest day in Dingboche.

Relax Breakfast Lunch Dinner Tea House

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

Trek Breakfast Lunch Dinner Tea House

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

Trek Breakfast Lunch Dinner Tea House

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

Descend to Tengboche with great views throughout the day.

Trek Breakfast Lunch Dinner Tea House

Descend all the way back to Namche Bazaar.

Trek Breakfast Lunch Dinner Tea House

We retrace our steps to reach Phakding.

Trek Breakfast Lunch Dinner Tea House

Our last day of trekking takes us back to Lukla.

Trek Breakfast Lunch Dinner Tea House

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

Plane Relax Breakfast Dinner Hotel

Free day to explore Kathmandu before departure. 

Plane Relax Breakfast

Arrive back in Dublin.

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

22 September 2021 - 9 October 2021


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29 September 2021 - 16 October 2021


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1 October 2021 - 18 October 2021


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6 October 2021 - 23 October 2021


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13 October 2021 - 30 October 2021


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30 March 2022 - 16 April 2022


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8 April 2022 - 25 April 2022


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21 September 2022 - 8 October 2022


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26 September 2022 - 13 October 2022


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7 October 2022 - 24 October 2022


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12 October 2022 - 29 October 2022


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Deposit: $399.00

Total incl. Deposit: $4,271.00


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What Our Clients Say

I participated in the 0ctober 2nd expedition to Everest Base Camp. An absolute trip of a lifetime. The group gelled brilliantly with one another and supported each other throughout the expedition. Although it was demanding, and tiring, we all started and finished each day as…

Ivan Barrett, Co. Cork

I went on the EBC trip on 9/10/2019. This is not a holiday or a trek it’s a life-changing experience. From the first day, I rang Joyce in the office to inquire about this trip Earth’s Edge could not have been more helpful. The training…

Noel O'Connor, Co. Tipperary

EBC is the trip of a lifetime made even better by Earth’s Edge. Everything was so well organised and everything was thought of which meant that we were all able to enjoy the trip so much more. I made so many great new friends and…

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