5,550M Peak

Everest

Base Camp Trek

To see the top of the world.

Duration

15 Days

Location

Nepal

Best value for money

Only €1600 avoiding hidden costs, this is an all inclusive price. Internal flights, guides, porters, transport, accommodation and Meals.

Expert Guidance

The worlds leading high altitude specialist Jason Black, a seasoned 8000m mountaineer, ensuring your safety & fun throughout the expedition.

Everest Basecamp

Our trips are more than just a trek, every bend on the trail provides amazing culture insights into Sherpa life and endless high mountains.

DESTINATION

Nepal

Mt Everest is more than a mountain and the journey to base camp is more than just a trek. The route through the kumbu provides amazing photo opportunities — beautiful forests, glacial moraines, sherpa villages filled with culture and finally the steps to heaven leads you to the roof of the world.

Highlights

  • Opportunity to sleep under the stars at Everest base camp during our April (*) expeditions.
  • Conquer high passes and glaciers
  • Experience sherpa villages and cultures with panoramic views
  • Meet locals during tea house stays.

Route : Kumbu Valley

Price

Country

Nepal

DURATION

14 days

Grade

Moderate

MAX ALTITUDE

5550 m
18208 ft

Daily Activity

Approx
4-7 hrs

Season

Spring
& Autumn

About The Climb

Everest Base Camp Trek is a dream destination for trekkers around the world. This 14 day demanding trek really has got everything from lovely Sherpa villages to the classic trekking trails found nowhere else. Let’s not forget the obvious, the famed Himalayas and the world’s highest mountain, Mt. Everest! Your domestic flight (Kathmandu to Lukla and back) and all meals on the trek are included. 

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The hotel in Kathmandu is a wonderful 3 star, just what you need after the achievement of a lifetime! Prices are based on two adults sharing. Solo travellers will be paired with someone of the same gender. You can book your own room by paying a little extra single supplement.

Details

Day 1
Arrive Kathmandu airport and will be met by JasonBlackMountaineering Guide and brought to the hotel – Gear check & expedition briefing. Your free for the rest of the day to explore the magic that is kathmandu

Day 2
Depart by bus to Ramechhap airport (5hrs) Fly to Lukla and Trek 3hrs to Phakding (2660m)

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Day 3
Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) – 8 hours

Day 4
Acclimatisation day at Namche

Day 5
Trek to Tengboche (3860m) – 5 hours 

Day 6
Trek to Dingboche (4410m) – 5 hours

Day 7
Acclimatisation day at Dingboche

Day 8
Trek to Lobuche (4910m) – 5 hours 

Day 9
Trek to Everest Base Camp (5360m) via Gorkashep (5181m) – 9 hours 

Day 10
Hike to Kala Patthar (5545m) and trek to Pheriche (4200m) – 6 hours 

Day 11
Trek to Namche Bazaar or Kenjuma - 8 hours 

Day 12
Trek to Lukla (2800m) – 8 hours 

Day 13
Fly Back to Kathmandu 

Day 14
Transfer to International Airport for final departure

Tourist Visa

Purchase your visa on arrival at kathmandu airport  at a cost of $50 or €50 or you can book your visa online in advance at Nepal’s Department of Immigration’s official visa website. Your visa application form may require you to state the dates on which you enter and exit that country. We suggest you list your date of entry a few days before and the date of exit a few days after your intended dates in case you encounter any delays or problems en route.

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Getting in Nepal

There are many entry points in Nepal but most of you will take a flight to Kathmandu which is the only entry point for travellers who are entering by air. Your expedition will officially begin after flying to Kathmandu where you will be picked up by Jason Black Mountaineering at the airport, so you need to provide your arrival details in advance. And also lets us know if your flight gets delayed right away so we can manage everything accordingly.

Domestic Flights
Domestic flights in Nepal are the main pathway to reach the mountainous regions where you are going for your expedition as most of these regions are disconnected by road transport. Your flights into the Khumbu and any other region that are mentioned in your trip program will be reserved by us on your behalf. Due to the terrain and landscapes of Nepal domestic flights might get caught in weather delays which is why we recommend your return flight back to home be changeable at any time.

OUR ALTERNATIVE ITINERARY DUE TO FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS:
Weather conditions in the Himalayas can change rapidly, which can result in the need for changes to be made to our intended itineraries. Flights throughout Nepal – particularly in high mountain areas – are often delayed or cancelled due to poor weather conditions. Flights between Kathmandu/Ramechhap and Lukla are particularly prone to these delays which has the potential to vary the itinerary of our tour departures. Our contingency plans in case of bad weather preventing the fixed wing aircraft flight from Kathmandu/Ramechhap to Lukla are as follows:

Day 2 – We will try again and attempt to board our booked fixed-wing plane as per the itinerary. If this flight is cancelled, we will return to our hotel in Kathmandu/Ramechhap for an additional night.

Day 3 – We will again attempt to board our booked fixed-wing plane. If this flight is cancelled we will endeavour to charter a helicopter to transport the group, provided helicopters are available and weather does not prevent them from flying to Lukla. There may be delays for helicopter flights due to limited availability of safety audited helicopter operators. 

Travellers will need to use their emergency fund to cover the cost of the chartered helicopter. The exact cost will depend on how many travellers are in your group and could be up to US 500 per person. It is common practice for the helicopter company to charge varying prices, so you may pay different amounts to others on the flight. If we reach Lukla on day 3 by either fixed wing aircraft or helicopter we will then follow the same itinerary to Everest Base Camp but descend over one less day in order to take our return flight from Lukla on day 14.

Day 4 – If both fixed-wing planes and helicopters are unable to reach Lukla on the morning of day 3, then on day 4 we will drive back to Kathmandu by private vehicle.
While sadly we will not be able to reach Base Camp our altered itinerary to Langtang - Gosainkunda Trek,  travellers have still find it a highly enjoyable trek with superb views of snow caped mountains and we visit the beautiful lake - Gosainkunda. This lake is sacred for both Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims.

We also advise allowing a few extra days at the end of your trip should your return flights from Lukla be delayed due to weather conditions.

Money
There is good access to ATMs anywhere in most city areas, however, you will find it hard in rural areas. Different banks have their maximum withdrawal amount limit. Most hotels, restaurants, airlines, and travel agents accept cards as well. It is more important to have enough cash as there will be very limited or no ATMs access in trekking areas and also some reserves cash for emergencies. USD is selectively acceptable in Nepal but still, you need to make sure you have Nepalese currency on hand during the expedition.

Drinking-Water
The water quality in Nepal isn’t the greatest so it is better  to buy bottled water. However you can drink boiled water if you like. Make sure to drink a lot of water during the expedition as your body requires more at a higher altitude.

Safety
Nepal is safe, there is a low rate of serious crime however you should still take sensible safety measures. 

Internet and SIM Card
There is extensive access to the internet, hotels, restaurants, and cafes offer free WIFI. But outside the cities, in the remote trekking areas, it’s fair to non-existent. During the expedition, the internet is available from lodge to lodge for a certain amount of cost. You can easily purchase a SIM card at an affordable cost. You can use the data package using the SIM card as well.

Vaccinations & Immunisation
Before traveling to Nepal, please consult your travel clinic for updated information on vaccinations and immunisations. 

  • Round trip flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu
  • All transport throughout the expedition
  • Experienced expedition leader
  • Experienced mountaineering high altitude specialist
  • Jason Black mountaineering team of guides, cooks and support staff
  • All accommodation based on twin sharing in hotels in Kathmandu and in guest houses elsewhere
  • All meals and drinking water in the mountains, except in Kathmandu  where accommodation is based on B&B
  • All group gear consisting of first aid kits, mountaineering equipment, cooking equipment etc.
  • Sagarmatha National Park permits and rubbish fees
  • Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality entry fees
  • Government taxes and service charge
 

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Accommodation

Twin-share 4 Star Hotel (2 Nights) Twin-share Local Lodges & Tea Houses (11 Nights)

Meals

Breakfasts: 13, Lunches: 11, Dinners: 11

Vegetarian options are available on all meals throughout the adventure. Vegetarian options are available

Local Guide

This adventure is led by an experienced high altitude specialist and Emergency first responder on every expedition. The main language of this adventure is English. Please contact us for other languages available.

  • Travel insurance
  • Guide tip $130
  • Kathmandu hotel single room supplement $50 per-night
  • Optional extra helicopter transfer from Lukla to kathmandu $350 per person
  • Additional accommodation & food costs due to been stuck in lukla or ramechhap due to poor weather delays will cost an additional $100 per day

Practical Info

Frequently asked questions

The following frequently asked questions may help answer any queries you have about Jason Black Mountaineering, what this expedition involves, and what is required. If your question isn’t answered here please check our dedicated Expert Advice page, otherwise don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Is there any age limit trekking to EBC ?

There’s no limit on our adventures, as long as participants are healthy and willing! We have had families with kids as young as 7 years do the Everest Base Camp Trek and our eldest trekkers have been in their late 70s. We generally suggest that families schedule a private trek and schedule a few extra days. Don’t hesitate to ask us about arrangements.

Is previous experience really necessary ?

We get a lot of first time trekkers in our groups so even if you don’t have experience you will be in good company. Your fitness level should be such that your comfortable walking all day. Previous, hiking or trekking experience is always a plus.

Can I use credit card in Nepal trekking ?

Generally, most places in Kathmandu do take credit cards however on the trek its cash. There are ATMs in Kathmandu and you can get a good exchange rate withdrawing rupees.

What extra cost can I expect ?

Our trekking packages are pretty much all inclusive from the time you arrive in Nepal, except accommodation and meals in kathmandu. We generally suggest you plan on about 300 or 400 euro for extra expenses including tips. Other expenses include items such as: Your Nepal Visa, Phone sim card, extra snacks and charging electrical devices at tea houses along the way.

What about if I need extra hotel nights ?

We can arrange extra hotel nights for you in Kathmandu before or after the trek at additional cost. Please let us know before you arrive in Nepal so we can make the arrangements as required.

How difficult is the trekking ?

Trekking in the Everest Region is challenging but leisurely, but comfortable with good fitness from training and determination.
We’re here to enjoy ourselves take in the surrounding its not a race.

The trek consists of 5 to 8 hours of walking a day. In general, we start trekking around 9 am after breakfast and reach the destination for the day around 4 pm.

How fast do we move in the trek ?

We encourage everyone in the group to keep a slow pace at our pre-trek briefings. It’s about enjoying the mountains and not a race to the next tea house. The head guide will normally stay at the back of the group with the slowest trekkers.

How big should my day pack be for trekking ?

Generally, we recommend a day pack of about 40 L, or roughly the size of a school backpack to hold your extra layers as well as essentials for the day.

What about weight limits ?

The main limitation on the weight is the luggage limit on the flight to and from Lukla which is 10kg (22lbs) and another 5kg (11lbs) for a carry-on for a total of 15Kg or 33lbs.

What should I do with my passport medicines and valuables ?

Make sure to keep all of the items in your carry on during the flight. You don’t want to be without important documents or medication if your luggage is delayed for some reason. You should carry these in your day pack on the trek as well.

Can I leave luggage in kathmandu during the trek ?

Yes, you can leave any luggage at the hotel during the trek.

Will I be met at kathmandu airport ?

Yes, either myself or our airport representative will be there to greet you as you step out of the airport. Please look for our driver with a Jason black adventures signboard.

Visa for Nepal on arrival in Kathmandu ?

Most guests are eligible to get a visa on arrival at the airport and it takes between 30 minutes to an hour depending on the rush. Guests are responsible to check and verify all visa requirements before arriving, and that includes your current Covid vaccine card. (you will not get in if not vaccinated). Your passport needs to have at least 6 months validity on the date you are entering Nepal. Check this as soon as you book your trek.

Accommodation on the trek ?

We use tea houses for lodging on all of our treks. This is probably the most popular style of trekking and simply involves going from teahouse to teahouse. Teahouses are essentially small hotels found in local villages that offer both a place to sleep as well as home cooked meals. Rooms are typically shared with 2 trekkers per/room. Bring your own pillow case and sleeping bag. Bathrooms are shared as well and in the Everest region they usually have running cold water and western style toilets.

Food is on the trek ?

Food on an Everest Base Camp trek is very good quality, a mixture of local Nepali / Sherpa food and western recipes. Omelets, toast, boiled eggs, noodle soup, fried rice, macaroni, momo, vegetarian curries, pizza or chow mein.Burgers and chips are a common meal, as is dal bhat with rice. You will find everything from fresh pastries to beer, stir fries to deep fried Mars bars available in the lodges and shops. And there are many shops selling all types of drinks and snacks, sweets and chocolate. The biggest challenge will be avoiding all the unhealthy foods and sticking to a simple diet of rice and dal!

Can you accommodate Vegetarian and other dietary requirements

This is not a problem and in fact we recommend that everyone stick with a vegetarian diet on the trek as the local meat is not refrigerated properly. If you have special dietary requirements just let us know and we will make sure to assist with the proper menu.

Charge my devices on the trekk ?

They have electricity at the tea houses in the common areas. They do charge an extra fee of $1 to $4 an hour for charging.

Wifi and phone calls ?

Some of the lower elevation tea houses offer wi-fi for an extra charge of $3 to $10. Another option is to get a Nepalese SIM card in Kathmandu for both internet and calls. Even if you have a SIM card data use is mainly limited to lower elevation tea houses.

Toilet facilities on the trek like ?

Most of the tea houses have western style flush toilets and cold running water. In almost all cases the bathrooms are shared and not attached to the individual rooms. Some of the higher elevation tea houses have the Asian style toilets which consists of a ceramic basin on the ground.
Most of the time you can use the bathrooms in one of the tea houses or lodges, but if it’s urgent you can go off the trail and find some privacy.

It’s always a good idea to take toilet paper in your day pack. I use kleenex tissues small and compact. 

Altitude ?

The best way to avoid problems with altitude is to ascend slowly and all of my Everest treks are designed to average about 300m or 1000ft a day in elevation gain which helps to minimize any elevation problems and is the rate recommend by high altitude doctors. Jason Black is a high altitude expert  experienced at recognizing symptoms related to AMD and carries a pulse oximeter and will monitor your blood oxygen level on a regular basis.

What happens if I get sick or injured on the trek ?

We take all possible precautions to proactively ensure the safety and wellness of our trekkers, but rest assured that our guides are trained and experienced in dealing with emergencies. If necessary, your guide will utilise your travel insurance information to call a rescue helicopter, and you will be flown to Kathmandu for medical attention.

What safety measures are in place ?

All of our guides are certified wilderness first aiders and also have an international WAFA certification. Wilderness Advanced First Aid is comprehensive medical training designed for remote professionals or wilderness leaders who venture into remote and challenging environments. Our guides are all equipped with pulse oximeters and in addition to keeping a close watch of your condition they will take daily readings of your blood oxygen saturation levels. In addition our guides carry a basic first aid kit and have a mobile phone. In an emergency situation the guide will coordinate rescue efforts with the office in Kathmandu where our team is available 24/7.

What sort of footwear is recommended ?

Comfortable, sturdy trekking shoes or boots are a must. Look for shoes with ankle support, and ideally your footwear will have Gore-Tex or similar lining, along with thick soles. This will ensure that your feet stay warm and dry, and that you are comfortable walking on rocky paths. It’s always best to break your boots in before you arrive and make sure they are comfortable. If you start to get a blister it’s best to stop immediately and cover it with duct tape or moleskin.

Is all the food and water safe in nepal ?

All of the water in Nepal needs to be treated before drinking. If you want to avoid treating the water you can buy bottled water on the trek or in Kathmandu. Whether trekking or in Kathmandu its best to avoid uncooked vegetables. To be on the safe side make sure all your meals are cooked and avoid meat on the mountain.

What immunisations do I need ?

We strictly follow the nepalese government health guidelines and vaccine entry advice. We generally recommend the standard vaccinations as per the CDC (See link). If you have any pre-existing medical conditions please let us know at the time of making the deposit.

Tip's ?

Tipping is customary and always appreciated in Nepal and on our treks. Tipping is a great way to show your appreciation for the team’s hard work and devoted attention to your happiness. A personal $100 is a sufficient tip.

How much daily money should I bring along ?

Our treks are all-inclusive and cover accommodation, food, park fees, permits, and many other costs, as a means of making your adventure as stress-free and convenient as possible.. Travelers generally bring a small amount of pocket money to cover bottled water, snacks, or tea beyond your included meals, souvenirs, tips, or donations to monasteries along the route (if you are inclined to give one). Trekkers find that around $15 to $20 USD a day is reasonable for these extras although if your on a tight budget you can get by with less.

Can I get a refund if I stop trek early ?

It’s sometimes the case that trekkers finish ahead of schedule or they end up stopping the trek early for health or personal reasons. If this is the case please understand that we do not offer any refunds for unused days on the trek. Please understand that our costs are the same as we have an obligation to pay our guides and porters for the time they have committed.

Who else is in my trekking group ?

Jason runs small number unique trekking groups. He never shares personal data but we can give you a general idea on nationalities, sex and approximate age ranges, if you contact us directly.

What the most important thing to bring on the trek ?

Your smile and an open mind and an open heart.

What about travel insurance ?

Do i need Travel Insurance

On any trip it is MANDATORY to take out travel insurance appropriate to the countries you are visiting and what you will be doing when you get there. It is important to take out your policy as soon after booking your trip as possible. If you need to cancel for a legitimate reason then your trip costs and flight costs will be covered. 

Our recomended Insurance provider is 

https://www.trailfinders.ie/insurance#/

Single trip - world wide excluding north America.

Proof of travel insurance is mandatory before starting the trek. Standard policies often only cover medical evacuation to 4000m so make sure the policy you get covers trekking as an activity up to the trek max altitude. Some policies require that you pay for evacuation up front and will reimburse you when you get home and submit the documents. Evacuation can cost up to €5000 so make sure that your policy will actually pay for any expenses while you are travelling. You only need to be covered on the policy for the days you will actually be trekking.

It does not happen often but if you are evacuated and want to make an insurance claim its mandatory to get a hospital report in the country as soon you get off the mountain. Often, trekkers with altitude sickness feel better once they get to a lower elevation, but it's important to get the proper medical documentation for claims. The hospital will charge you a fee of $150 for the medical report required by your insurance. You are responsible for any evacuation or medical bills that are incurred. Most insurance companies will cover these costs for you before you leave the country, but some will want you to pay all costs out of pocket and then reimburse you. We suggest that you check your insurance policy and ensure that they will cover all costs upfront in the event of an evacuation.

We allways encourage you to know what your insured for and check specifics before you arrive. 

Measure twice cut one. 

Jason Black 

Do i need a visa

You will need to check if you require a Visa to enter the country of the trip. Please ensure you do this immediatley as it generally can be a lenthly process. 
Google the visa requirements required on the internet. If you have any diffictult reach out to Jason for advice. 

When do i book my flights

Once you have booked your trip you can book your flights to coinside with the arrival and departure date's required for the expedition. 
Check in with Jason on exact arrival and departure dates. 

There is no experience required however there is no doubt that trekking at altitude to Everest Base camp is a significant endeavour for anyone, but with our expert guidance, achieving this goal may be closer than you think.

Print Packing List

Base Layers

  • Merino wool Underwear (2-3 pair): cotton smell
  • 1 x Lightweight Long leg Base Layer.
  • 2x long sleeve base layer merino wool doesn’t smell
  • 2x Short Sleeve Synthetic Shirt or T-shirt for low down on the trail.

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Mid Layers

  • 1x Trekking shorts for low down on trail.
  • 1x Soft Shell or hoodie or fleece top to be worn over other layers
  • 1x Lightweight  walking Pants
  • 1 x Heavyweight walking Pants (higherup)

Windproof/Rain Layers

  • 1x Hard Shell Jacket with hood: waterproof and breathable
  • 1x Hard Shell Pants: waterproof and breathable

Insulation Layers 1x good quality heavy Insulated Down fill puff Jacket with hood (gets cold at night) Headwear

  • 1x Warm Hat: synthetic or wool hat (ski hat)
  • 1x Baseball Cap or other sun hat: to shade your face/neck from the sun on a hot day
  • 2x Buff: to protect your neck/face from the sun and high winds

Eyewear 1x Good quality Sunglasses. Gloves

  • 1x Lightweight  Base Layer Gloves: for wearing on cool morning starts.
  • 1x heavier ski Gloves: to wear for cold days, Cold nights or days with high winds

Footwear

  • Comfortable Wool or Synthetic hiking Socks (3 pairs)
  • Hiking Boots/Shoes: comfortable boots or shoes for the trek to base camp.
  • crocs style footwear for wearing in lodges with good thick warm socks

Sleeping Equipment

  • Sleeping Bag: rated to at least -4°F
  • Pillow case to put over the pillow supplied in the tea houses.
  • Earplugs (A must if a light sleeper)

Trekking Gear

  • Trekking Backpack: to carry on the trek to base camp. Simple and light 40ltrs.
  • Compression Stuff Sacks: for reducing the volume of the sleeping bag, down parka, etc., in your pack/duffels
  • A few strong trash/Black Bag: to line backpack.
  • Trekking Poles adjustable
  • Headlamp: with 2/3 extra sets of new batteries or can charge each night in tea houses

Travel Items

  • Large 120L Duffel Bags with Locks  for porters to carry each day transporting your gear head
  • 2 sets of Travel Clothes, for days while back  in kathmandu
  • Wait and do your currency exchange (in kathmandu) to purchase SIM cards or merchandise in cities and villages

Other Equipment

  • Water Bottles (2): wide mouth bottles with 1-liter capacity (easy buy in KMD)
  • Water Treatment (optional): UV-based or tablets
  • Sunscreen: SPF 50 or better
  • Lip Screen (2 sticks): SPF 30 or better
  • Toiletry Bag: include small towel, toilet paper and hand sanitizer
  • Pee bottle: 1-liter minimum bottle for convenience at night (personally a must, to avoid cold night walk to outdoor toilet)
  • Female Urination Device (FUD)
  • Small Personal First-aid Kit: include athletic tape, band-aids, Ibuprofen, blister care, cough drops, etc.
  • Medications and Prescriptions: bring antibiotics (Azithromycin, etc.), and altitude medicine such as Diamox and dexamethasone
  • Country-appropriate plug adapters to charge phone camera etc.
  • Camera: bring charger, and memory cards.

Optional Electronics

  • books, iPad or Kindle

You may pay your deposit and balance using any lawful means. If sending money by electronic bank transfer then you will be responsible for covering the cost of the fees associated with the transfer, so that the company receives the full amount shown on your invoice, in the denomination shown on your invoice.

In case the client decides to cancel their trip, at any time between booking and the time of the trip, some deduction will be made to the advance amount. This is due to the company’s obligation to pay a certain amount for personnel and resources while booking them.

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The following cancellations charges will apply if you decide to cancel the booking:

  • Cancellations made 90 days or before are entitled to full deposit return.
  • 90 days passing will incur in loss of 30% of the deposit paid.
  • 60 days prior to the departure date will incur a loss of 50% of the deposit paid.
  • 45 days before the departure date will incur a loss of the full €399 deposit paid.
  • 30 days or less before the departure date will incur a loss of 100% of the total trip cost.

NB: All refund requests must be made in writing to jason@jasonblack.ie and be received in our office within the notice period stated above.

For all cancellations, the company must be notified in writing. Acceptable means of communication include letter and email.

We require every one of our clients to get acceptable and proper insurance. We highly recommend the basic single trip insurance;  https://www.trailfinders.ie/insurance#/step1

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Due to unanticipated reasons, for example, injury, family issues, work commitments, etc., clients may need to cancel their trip before the start or during the expedition. Considering these factors, it’s better to be prepared for the possibilities.

As mentioned in the Terms and Conditions of Jason Black mountaineering, the company is exempt from being liable for different expenses that may occur in case of different emergencies or unforeseen situations. Both facts point out the requirement of a client to purchase an elaborate travel insurance plan in their place of origin that protects their interest in case of trip cancellation, helicopter evacuation, medical emergencies, other illnesses, lost luggage, theft, disasters, death, and so on.

You are free to pick your insurer however look for an arrangement that covers trip postponement and cancellation, rescue, and covers medical as well. Guarantee it doesn’t have limitations on the height you will climb, prohibitions on the exercises you are embracing, or the places you will be visiting. Protect yourself with the right insurance so you can go on your expedition with peace of mind and focus more on your climbing.

Please make sure to send us a copy of your insurance policy before you start your expedition so that we can assist you in any case of an emergency.

Adventure + Expertise + Purpose
Jason Black

Jason Black

International Expedition Leader

Commitment to Safety and Environment

Jason’s commitment to safety standards, extensive mountain knowledge, and adventure travel experience set him apart. 

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The small group approach adopted by Jason Black Mountaineering offers significant advantages, including a better guide-to-client ratio, reduced environmental impact, and a stronger team dynamic. Putting purpose before profit, the agency prioritizes empowering local communities by employing locals and supporting local businesses, aiming to contribute to the balance of global inequalities.

World Leading Mountaineer

At the helm of Jason Black Mountaineering is Jason Black himself, a renowned International Expedition Leader and International Mountain Leader.

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With a remarkable list of achievements, including summiting Mount Everest and the formidable K2, Jason holds multiple world records in high-altitude mountaineering. His feats, such as being the fastest to summit Kilimanjaro twice and completing the Aconcagua traverse in record time, establish him as one of the world's leading high-altitude mountaineers.

As an endurance athlete, Jason's passion for testing his physical and mental capabilities remains undiminished. His accolades include being awarded Ireland's National Outdoor Athlete of the Year for his historic summit of K2.

The Future of Adventure

 inspiring individuals and organizations, and leaving a lasting positive impact on both the adventure and humanitarian fronts. 

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We are Inspiring individuals and organizations, and leaving a lasting positive impact on both the adventure and humanitarian fronts. Join us on a transformative expedition, where purpose, passion, and the thrill of the great outdoors converge.

What our clients say

Bernadette GlancyBernadette Glancy
23:26 26 Nov 22
On the 23rd July 2022 I arrived in Moshi ,Tanzania Africa. I had not been to Africa before.From all angles I could see the "Mountain" Kilimanjaro after arrival.. It was very clear to me from the engagement with the locals ,the Mountain is everything to the native people of Moshi, its their livelihood. They get no support from the government, even during covid virus .They depend on us visitors coming to climb there Mountain .That's how they earn the salary ,I seen the guides that accomplished my group for the week on the mountain , form a queue to collect the salary the day we returned from summitting the great Mountain. .Jason Black has built a relationship with these local guides ,everything is transpairable and a trust has been formed between Jason and the Lipman team(African guides). The same team that accomplished him in 2014 to accomplish a world record on that same Mountain. It occurred to me the day we arrived all the natives knew Jason Black, they were shaking his hand in the markets and almost everyone seemed to know him. He has such respect for this tribe of Moshi people and there Mountain. Jason was the perfect choice of Mountaineer for me to accomplish my goal/to Summit Kilimanjaro at 59yrs my age at time of achievement. The miracle is ,I choose Jason Black as my leader and anything is possible after that I discovered.AmenBernadette Glancy >Carrick on Shannon
Donal Mc GuinnessDonal Mc Guinness
15:32 24 Nov 22
I climbed Kilimanjaro with Jason in August 2022. This trip was truly amazing. From the first moment I contacted Jason I knew this trip would be a genuine African experience. We visited local villages, attractions and a coffee plantation. For me this part of the trip was as good as the Kilimanjaro experience. The Porter crew on the mountain were excellent and very friendly. The food was great and I am very proud to say that my whole group made it to the top! We all had the same mindset of wanting to take our time on each walk, taking lots of photos and having lots of breaks. I cant wait for my next adventure with Jason Black.
Jennifer DohertyJennifer Doherty
13:18 24 Nov 22
In May 2022 I trekked to Everest base camp with Jason and a group from Donegal. It was an amazing experience that I will never forget. Jason prepared us so well before and answered every question we had. We experienced the busyness of Kathmandu before taking the non-commercial route to base camp which was really special. Jason’s love of Nepal and respect for the local people was evident every day. He took time to get to know everyone in our group on a personal level and allowed everyone to be themselves. The fact that I am blind was never an obstacle and he made sure to describe everything and let me touch as much as possible on the way so that I didn’t miss out on anything. He challenged us to push ourselves more every day but we always had lots of fun. He is such a positive person to be around with a great respect for nature and other human beings. I’ve learned a lot from him and I’m looking forward to more adventures in the future 🙂
Gerardine O'ConnorGerardine O'Connor
11:25 19 Jun 22
Walking in Donegal - what a fantastic weekend in a beautiful place!As a lone traveller, my time at Everest Lodge was more than I could have expected. The warm Donegal welcome, the wonderful homemade food and the easy comfortable atmosphere all made for an unforgettable time. Jason's intuitive capacity to support and guide enabled me, and I believe all of us in the group, to leave on Sunday with a sense of accomplishment, awareness, and the inspiration to crack on with the next adventure, whether big or small. I had the best time ever.
Imelda HurleyImelda Hurley
23:11 31 May 22
May 2022 - I had a fantastic weekend hiking with Jason and staying at the lovely Everest Lodge - with four others who were also there for the weekend. Despite Jason’s incredible achievements, his demeanour is so ‘down to earth’ and his focus during our stay was on ensuring we were appropriately challenged while hiking, we felt fully at home at Everest Lodge and we had a lot of fun along the way. The ‘Ireland Walking Weekend’ surpassed my expectations at every level and I’d highly recommend hiking with Jason whenever the opportunity arises.
Yvonne SlatteryYvonne Slattery
19:13 29 May 22
I had a wonderful weekend with Jason and a number of walking enthusiasts in May - would recommend it to anyone, regardless of level of experience in the mountains. Whilst somewhat familiar with the main mountains in Donegal Jason showed us other areas which are kept "under wraps" and hence felt very special to a non-local. I found the guidance with navigation on the mountain particularly helpful and the food over the course of the weekend was amazing!
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