We are the only company in the world who have an expedition leader 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 13 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 deposit to secure your spot. A part payment of €1,000 is due six months prior to departure. You can pay the remaining balance by instalments or in full. All fees must be paid three 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 expedition leader
- Experienced expedition doctor
- Training Weekend
- Earth’s Edge team of 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 and Ramechhap 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 blogs
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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.
Day 1 Depart Dublin.↓
Depart Dublin for Kathmandu.
Day 2 Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to Ramechhap↓
Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to Ramechhap.
Day 3 Ramechhap to Lukla to Phakding (2,610m), 3 hrs trekking.↓
Fly to Lukla in the morning and trek to Phakding.
Day 4 Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m), 8 hrs.↓
Trek along the Dudh Kosi River and then through pine forest to reach Namche Bazaar.
Day 5 Acclimatisation Day↓
A full day for acclimatisation at Namche Bazaar. Explore the village market and surrounding area.
Day 6 Namche Bazaar to Phortse (3,950m), 5 hrs.↓
Enjoy a scenic walk to Phortse with stunning views of Ama Dablam.
Day 7 Phortse to Pheriche (4,371m), 6 hrs.↓
Another stunning day on the trail today which offers views of Everest if the weather is clear.
Day 8 Acclimatisation Day.↓
A full day in Pheriche with an acclimatisation hike.
Day 9 Pheriche to Lobuche (4,940m), 6 hrs.↓
We trek past the climber’s memorial to reach Lobuche.
Day 10 Lobuche to Everest Base Camp to Gorakshep (5,164m), 9 hrs.↓
Today is the day! Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,364m) before descending to Gorakshep.
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.
Day 12 Pheriche to Tengboche (3,860m), 4 hrs.↓
Descend to Tengboche with great views throughout the day.
Day 13 Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m), 4 hrs.↓
Descend all the way back to Namche Bazaar. You have time for some final shopping in the afternoon.
Day 14 Namche Bazaar to Phakding (2,610m), 5 hrs.↓
We retrace our steps to reach Phakding.
Day 15 Phakding to Lukla (2,860m), 3 hrs.↓
Our last day of trekking takes us back to Lukla.
Day 16 Lukla to Ramechhap, transfer to Kathmandu.↓
Fly back to Ramechhap in the morning and transfer back to Kathmandu. Enjoy a special celebratory meal in the evening.
Day 17 Depart Kathmandu.↓
Free time to explore Kathmandu before departure.
Day 18 Arrive in Dublin.↓
Arrive back in Dublin.
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.
Earth's Edge is a certified B-Corp. In fact, we are the highest scoring B-Corp in Ireland. We are passionate about sustainable travel, bettering the lives of the people connected with the company and minimising our environmental impact.
We plant 30 native trees in Nepal for each person that travels with us in partnership with Eden Reforestation Projects. If you would like to plant more, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Each extra tree costs €0.15 cents. Learn more about our tree planting here.
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