(Prepare For) The
Ultimate Everest Base
Camp Trekking

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11-17 days





Fitness Level



Year Round




11-17 days





Fitness Level



Year Round

Explore Everest's Majesty

Ready for an unforgettable experience in the stunning Khumbu region and Himalayan foothills? Our Everest Base Camp trek is your ticket to adventure amidst the world’s highest peaks, including the legendary Mount Everest. The time has come to soak in the rich culture of the Himalayan communities, connect with fellow adventurers, and witness landscapes that will leave you in awe, all with our seasoned guides by your side, ensuring your safety and comfort.

Why Travel to Kilimanjaro With Pat Falvey

Altitude Experts:

We specialise in high-altitude trekking and are among the world’s leading experts in remote regions. Our comprehensive acclimatisation formula maximises your chances of success, prioritising safety and minimising risks associated with high altitudes or mountain sickness. Our experienced guides keep a close eye on the group, providing a secure and enjoyable adventure.

Passionate Experts

At Pat Falvey Irish & Worldwide Adventures, our passion for adventure defines us. With 25 years of global travel, our team remains curious, enthusiastic, and dedicated to sharing the world’s wonders with you.

Global Family

Our staff and partners across Nepal, Russia, Africa, Argentina, Peru, and Antarctica are more than just collaborators – they’re our extended family. Treated fairly and honourably, they bring invaluable local knowledge, ensuring your trips are safe, well-supported, and filled with fun.

What's included?

Land-only €3,750

The land-only cost is €3750, and additional details about inclusions/exclusions can be provided upon request. If booking your own flights, note that airport transfer costs apply. Secure your spot with a refundable €500 deposit at booking. Flight expenses are settled upon confirmation. Full payment is due 16 weeks before departure.


Not Included:

Optional extras

If you wish to arrange and pay for your own flight to Nepal, we will meet you at the airport in Kathmandu. A full refund applies only if cancellation is received and acknowledged 20 weeks or more prior to departure. For bookings where flights have to be paid for in advance, the flight cost is non-refundable once paid.

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Dates 2024

*Flights are subject to final confirmation from airlines.

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A Once-in-a-Lifetime Adventure to Everest Base Camp

From the vibrant streets of Kathmandu to the towering peaks of the Himalayas, experience the beauty and culture of this epic trek. Our 18-day itinerary ensures safety, allowing you to savour every moment. Rest, acclimate, and relish local hospitality before reaching the iconic Everest Base Camp. Capture memories against the backdrop of Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu. Explore our gallery for a sneak peek into the breathtaking landscapes and cultural wonders.

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Everest FAQs

Pat answers all your most frequently asked questions.
How challenging is the Everest Base Camp trek?
The Everest Base Camp trek is considered moderately challenging. It involves daily trekking for several hours, with varying altitudes. Adequate physical fitness and acclimatisation are essential.
What is the best time to undertake this trek?
The optimal trekking seasons are pre-monsoon (spring) from late April to early June and post-monsoon (autumn) from September to November when the weather is stable and visibility is clear.
What happens in case of bad weather or flight delays?
Our itinerary includes buffer days to accommodate potential delays. In case of bad weather, our experienced team will adjust the schedule to ensure safety and a fulfilling experience.
How is acclimatisation managed during the trek?
Our itinerary includes rest days in Namche Bazaar and Pheriche for acclimatisation, and we gradually ascend to higher altitudes to allow proper adjustment to the thinning air.
What is the accommodation like during the trek?
Accommodations range from teahouses in villages to basic lodges at higher altitudes. They provide essential amenities, and while not luxurious, they offer a unique experience in the heart of the Himalayas.
Is previous trekking experience necessary?
While prior trekking experience is beneficial, it’s not mandatory. A good fitness level, mental resilience, and a spirit for adventure are crucial. We provide experienced guides to ensure a safe and enjoyable trek.

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Pat answers all your most frequently asked questions.
Travel Insurance
We can recommend our preferred partnered Accident & General for this new travel insurance policy which covers trekking up to 6000 meters but does not cover technical climbing. Please check out the policy details and cover.
Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Depart Ireland. Fly from Dublin Airport to Kathmandu.

Day 2: Arrive in Kathmandu. Overnight in city centre hotel. Depending on the time of arrival at the airport, day 3 may become a free day in Kathmandu.

Day 3: Fly Kathmandu – Lukla (2,860m). Trek to Phakding (2,610m). Overnight in Phakding. 

Day 4: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m). Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Day 5: Rest day. Rest day with acclimatisation trek to 3,800m.Time to chill out and explore the village. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Day 6: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dingboche (4,410m). Overnight in Dingboche. 

Day 7: Trek from Dingboche to Pheriche (4,371m). Overnight in Pheriche.

Day 8: Rest day. Rest day in Pheriche with acclimatisation trek to 4,500m.

Day 9: Trek from Pheriche to Lobuche (4,940m). Overnight in Lobuche. 

Day 10: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,164m). Overnight in Gorakshep. 

Day 11: Trek from Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp (5,364m). Return to Lobuche (4,940m). Overnight in Lobuche.

Day 12: Trek from Lobuche to Dingboche (4,410m). Overnight in Dingboche. 

Day 13: Trek from Dingboche to Monjo (2,835m). Overnight in Monjo.

Day 14: Trek from Monjo to Lukla. Overnight in Lukla.

Day 15: Fly Lukla – Kathmandu. Free day to relax and explore Kathmandu.

Day 16: Free day. Day to explore Kathmandu and the surrounding area. This day may also be used as a bad weather day in the case that flights from Lukla are delayed

Day 17: Depart Nepal and fly to Dublin

Day 18: Arrive in Ireland

Note: This itinerary is for adventure travel and is subject to travel

Preparation & Training

Our Everest Base Camp trek is suitable for all ages as long as you have a good general fitness level. Much of the trekking is moderate, but certain parts can be described as strenuous. Most days include between four and six hours of trekking, with the exception of acclimatising days.

We recommend that you attend our free Meet Weekend in County Kerry to say hello to the group and meet with our guides. This is an ideal opportunity to check out your fitness levels when you are assessed by our experienced guides on this preparatory hill walk. The day also provides a good opportunity to get any questions answered or concerns you may have concerning the trip. We talk about dealing with altitude and different weather conditions and giving tips on gear and general training.

We consider ourselves among the world’s leading experts in high-altitude trekking and pride ourselves on putting together trips that provide the best possible opportunity to succeed. Acclimatisation is key to success and it’s important that you don’t underestimate the time you allow yourself to adjust to your new environment. Pace is key to preventing AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), and our guides monitor the group at all times for signs and symptoms.

On the Saturday of our Meet Weekend, we climb one of Ireland’s highest peaks during the day while, very early on Sunday morning, we undertake a night hike. The hike simulates the requirements on the summit day/night of the actual trek, taking you out of your comfort zone and helping you learn how to prepare your mind and body for the challenge ahead.

For beginners, we offer fitness testing weekends and a variety of hillwalking options (see our Courses &Training section) and recommend a 12-month personal training programme for Everest Base Camp. If you have some degree of fitness and experience, we recommend a six-month training programme to ensure that you can trek comfortably between 4,000m and 6,000m. Our suggested programme is as follows:

  • Months 1-2: These should include fortnightly hillwalking treks lasting three hours and including carrying a small/medium pack weighing approximately 5kg.
  • Months 3-4: Increase your fortnightly treks to last six hours plus and increase your pack weight to 7kg approx.
  • Month 5: Do two walks on consecutive days twice during the month. Do a five-hour walk the first day and a six-hour trek on the second day. Be careful to avoid injury.
  • Month 6: Continue with some hillwalking but reduce to lower peaks and durations of a maximum of four hours.

Ask your GP for advice on vaccinations, keeping in mind your travel history to date.

You will need a valid full passport. Please ensure it has six months before expiry prior your departure date. All visitors are obliged to get a visa at the airport in Tanzania, so please ensure you have four passport-size photos of yourself before we depart.
It is advisable to bring some money in cash for the trip. ATMs are not always reliable or might have a low daily withdrawal limit. Once en route, Euro or US Dollars in cash are the best way to pay for services, including porters, tips, etc.
Necessary Gear


  • Lightweight long thermal underwear – tops and bottoms
  • Short and long-sleeved t-shirts
  • Expedition-weight long underwear – tops and bottoms
  • Fleece jacket – mid-weight to heavy-weight; wind stopper an advantage
  • Fleece trousers
  • Parka jacket – down or synthetic parka with hood
  • Jacket – waterproof and breathable
  • Over-trousers, waterproof and breathable


  • Sun hat with good visor and white bandana or buff for protecting your neck
  • Balaclava/facemask – 1, lightweight
  • Wool or pile ski hat
  • Head torch (inc. spare bulbs & spare batteries); suggested: Petzl LED
  • Sunglasses – UV & IR protection


  • Liner gloves
  • Synthetic gloves – lightweight, pile or polypropylene
  • Waterproof mittens – 1 pair (optional)


  • Light hiking boots or trekking shoes
  • Sandals or runners for tea house
  • Socks – lightweight (2-3 pairs), sock liners, warm trekking socks (2-3 pairs)
  • Foot powder
  • Sleeping bag – -15 ºC comfort rating
  • Water bottles – 1 or 2 x 1-litre wide-mouth water bottle, Nalgene
  • Pee bottle – 1 x litre-wide mouth water bottle (optional)
  • Pee funnel – for women (optional)
  • Sunscreen – SPF 30-40
  • Lipscreen – SPF 20-40, at least 2 sticks
  • Sunblock
  • Personal First Aid kit


  • Large duffel bag 100 litre
  • Smaller duffel with a lock to store excess gear in the hotel
  • Plastic bags to line stuff sacks to keep gear dry or a dry bag
  • Travel clothes
  • Travel towel
  • Toiletry bag
  • Camera gear

Miscellaneous items

  • Travel insurance certificate
  • Passport, visa and copies of all travel and insurance documents
  • Money in Euro or US Dollars
  • Earplugs and nail clippers
  • Spare boot laces, bulbs, batteries, memory cards, etc
  • Cold water detergent and some toiletries
  • Small sewing kit
  • A penknife and small scissors
  • Diary or notebook and book for downtime
  • Camera
  • Insect repellent
  • Toilet paper – it is good practice to bring your own, but it is provided to anyone if needed
  • Baby wipes/hand wipes
  • Hand gel
  • Water purification tablets
  • Personal medication

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Dates 2024

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