Nadia El Ferdaoussi Everest Base Camp Expedition




Duration: 18 Days


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

Deposit: $399.00

Total incl. Deposit: $4,423.00

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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. Nadia El Ferdaoussi Everest Base Camp expedition is a bespoke expedition that we are very excited to launch with Nadia. This trip is perfect for those who love a challenge.

Nadia El Ferdaoussi Everest Base Camp Expedition

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.

About Nadia

Born in London and a true city girl in her 20s, it has only been in recent years that Nadia has discovered her passion for the outdoors and nature. However, now she’s making up for lost time! Most recently, Nadia summited Kilimanjaro with Earth’s Edge in 2022.

Through her career as a travel writer, Nadia found herself trying new outdoor activities all over the world and as a total newbie started sharing her experiences in real time. With this came a relatability that her social media followers resonated with. Roll on a few years later and now she’s ready to bring them along with her for the ride. Moreover, where better than Everest Base Camp!

Nadia has enjoyed meeting like-minded people throughout her years of travelling. She cannot wait to bring a new group together for the experience of a lifetime.

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 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
  • Two Training Weekends
  • 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
  • An Earth’s Edge bandanna for all participants

Added Extra’s for Nadia’s Expedition

There are a number of added extras that Nadia is offering with her expedition. They are all optional, but we would love you to partake in them all.

Training Weekends

Nadia will be hosting two full pre-departure training weekends. One in Kerry in October and one in Wicklow in February. Participants will get a chance to meet an expedition leader and their fellow adventurers! On the training weekend in Kerry an experienced expedition leader will lead two training hikes and offer expert advice on all aspects of the expedition. On the training weekend in Wicklow an experienced expedition leader will be giving a full expedition brief including training, equipment, weather etc. and lead two training hikes. Training days are included in the price of the trip. Food and accommodation required for the training events are not included.

Adventurers WhatsApp Group

Nadia would like to invite you to a closed group where you can meet each other, share pictures and advice. Equally important, you will be able to stay in touch and get excited for your adventure in Nepal.

Mountain Cleanup

We are bringing three litter pickers on the expedition with us. While walking you will have the option to help us gather rubbish which we will dispose of responsibly after the climb.

Tree planting

We are planting one native tree on your behalf in December 2024 in an effort to reduce your carbon footprint. If you would like to plant more, please contact Each extra tree costs €5.



Depart Dublin for Kathmandu. Overnight flight.

Depart Plane

Arrive in Kathmandu. Relax or explore!

Arrive Relax Breakfast Hotel

In the early morning we take the exciting flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. The views from the 14-seater planes are amazing. From Lukla we trek to the village of Phakding. The trail starts by descending Northwest to the village of Choblung in the Dudh Kosi Valley. From here we follow the Dudh Kosi River passing through Ghat and then into Phakding. Overnight tea house. Altitude 2,610m.

Plane Trek Breakfast Lunch Dinner Tea House

After breakfast we start walking, following the Dudh Kosi River. After some time we reach the confluence of the Bhote Kosi and Dudh Kosi and cross a large suspension bridge. The trail then ascends through pine forest and some small meadows to reach the distinctive horse-shoe shaped village of Namche Bazaar. It’s a tough day on the trail but the possibility of great views of Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,511m), Nuptse (7,879m), Ama Dablam (6,856m) and Taweche (6,542m) make all the effort worthwhile. Overnight tea house. Altitude 3,440m.

Trek Breakfast Lunch Dinner Tea House

As the name suggests, Namche is famous for its local market. After breakfast we climb to the ridge above the village to marvel at the panoramic views of the Khumbu peaks including Everest, Nuptse and Ama Dablam. If people are feeling strong we have the option of ascending further to the air strip above the village. We then visit the National Park
museum with the option of visiting the Sherpa museum too. The rest of the day can be spent exploring this colourful village or relaxing in the tea house. Overnight tea house. Altitude 3,440m.

Trek Relax Breakfast Lunch Dinner Tea House

Today's route has some stunning views of the surrounding landscape, dominated by Ama Dablam, which towers over us for the day. Towards the end of the route we have a steep descent to the Dudh Kosi and then a big climb up a steep trail to reach Phortse. Overnight tea house. Altitude 3,950m.

Trek Breakfast Lunch Dinner Tea House

Another stunning day on the trail, which offers views of Everest if the weather is clear. We ascend over 500 metres today so it’s important to take it slow and acclimatise correctly. Today we walk above the tree line and experience a more barren but equally beautiful landscape. Overnight tea house. Altitude 4410m.

Trek Breakfast Lunch Dinner Tea House

After a lazy start we go for an acclimatisation hike ascending the high ground near the village. We then return to the tea house for a hot lunch. The afternoon is free to relax and explore Dingboche which is home to a number of good bakeries and a pool table! Overnight tea house.

Trek Relax Breakfast Lunch Dinner Tea House

We start from Dingboche with a steep climb onto the ridge above Pheriche. Upon reaching the top of the ridge we are greeted with fantastic views of our route so far and Ama Dadlam. After about three hours we stop for lunch in Dughla and then ascend a long hill to reach the memorials for climbers who lost their lives climbing Mt Everest. The last section of the walk is quite flat and takes us right into Lobuche. Altitude 4,940m.

Trek Breakfast Lunch Dinner Tea House

We start early and climb almost 300 metres to Gorakshep for lunch. The terrain is rough in places as we pick our way through the Khumbu glacier. From Gorakshep it’s two and half hours to reach Everest Base Camp (5,364m). After eight days on the trail there is a real sense of achievement upon reaching base camp! After taking in the atmosphere and
sights we walk back down to Gorakshep. Overnight tea house. Altitude 5,164m.

Trek Breakfast Lunch Dinner Tea House

For those with the energy there is an optional early start to climb Kala Patthar (5,550m). It’s a tough trail to the top but Kala Patthar offers some of the best views of Everest in the entire region. Afterwards we return to Gorakshep for breakfast. From Gorakshep we descend all the way back to Pheriche. Overnight tea house. Altitude 4,371m.

Trek Breakfast Lunch Dinner Tea House

Today we descend to Tengboche. The route offers amazing close-up views of Ama Dablam (6,856m) widely considered one of the most stunning peaks in the world. In the afternoon, we can visit Tengboche monastery the largest and most significant monastery in the region. Overnight tea house. Altitude 3,860m.

Trek Breakfast Lunch Dinner Tea House

From Tengboche we descend for one hour to reach the Dudh Kosi river. We then climb for over an hour and follow the river canyon to Namche Bazaar. In the afternoon, there is plenty of time for shopping in the market. Overnight tea house. Altitude 3,440m.

Trek Breakfast Lunch Dinner Tea House

Today we retrace our steps all the way back to Phakding. We notice a big change in the landscape as we drop almost 1,000 metres to Phakding. Overnight tea house. Altitude 2,610m.

Trek Breakfast Lunch Dinner Tea House

Our last day of walking always brings out mixed emotions. The trail follows the Dudh Kosi river and then climbs into Lukla. There is plenty of time for reflection and to enjoy the last views of the highest mountains in the world. We say goodbye to our support team in Lukla and enjoy our last dinner on the trail. Overnight tea house. Altitude 2,860m.

Trek Breakfast Lunch Dinner Tea House

We fly back to Kathmandu in the morning and check into our hotel. We then have some free time for resting at the hotel or exploring the surrounding area. In the evening, we enjoy a celebratory meal in one of Kathmandu's best restaurants. Overnight hotel.

Plane Relax Dinner Hotel

Enjoy a free morning in Kathmandu for some exploration and shopping. In the evening, we depart for Dublin. Overnight flight.

Plane Relax

Arrive back in Dublin in the morning. Expedition ends.



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

27 April 2023 - 14 May 2023

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Deposit: $399.00

Total incl. Deposit: $4,423.00

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