WALKING WEEKENDS

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The weekends are filled with fun, great food, indulging treats and designed for beginners new to the outdoors right up to the advanced enthusiast’s looking for new walking trails and adventure.
You will be guided for the weekend through the hidden gems of Donegal with in-residence host and Mt Everest and K2 mountaineer Jason Black.

Bookings per weekend are reserved for small private groups of 6 persons staying at Donegal’s very famous Everest Lodge accommodation, idyllically located overlooking the beautiful Hornhead and Atlantic shore line, it’s simply jaw dropping beautiful and peaceful. This private weekend walking retreat is for 3 days and 2 nights full board accommodation with stunning expert designed hikes daily, all meals provided and three powerful after dinner accounts with pictures and footage of Jason Black’s climbs on the greatest mountains on the planet.

We can tailor special packages to accommodate all physical or nutritional needs.

All walks and hikes can be easily adapted in length and intensity from beginners to the outdoors to the most advanced. The greatest advantage of these private walking weekends is that you will only do what you really want to do, and i can switch up any walk for a cultural activity. It’s your weekend, it’s your adventure.

WEEKEND COST

395 €149 deposit on booking, pay balance on arrival.
  • 10-12 December 2021 (booked out)
  • 21-23 January 2022 (booked out)
  • 25-27 February 2022 (1 left)
  • 25-27 March 2022  (booked out)
  • 22-24 April 2022 (booked out)
  • 20-22 May 2022 (5 left)
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INCLUDED

  Costs Include:

  • Stay at the famous Everest Lodge
  • Full board basis
  • All your Meals are provided
  • All transport to and from the trails
  • Fully Covid refundable
  • Stress-free experience
  • Small group travel
  • Homemade local produce
  • Professionally guided
  • Expert designed itinerary
  • Exclusive hidden gems
  • Mt Everest experience
  • The K2 experience
  • New friendships
  • A load of laughs & fun

    Costs Do Not Include:
  • Beers, wine or Alcoholic beverages, however your very welcome to bring your own for dinner or relaxing at night. 
  • Good weather. 

FRIDAY DAY 1

Arriving anytime after 4pm on Friday for orientation, meet and greet and settling in to Everest Lodge accommodation. Dinner 7pm, discuss weekend walking plans and Jason Black presents with pictures and personal footage on the challenge of climbing Mt Everest on the North Face.

SATURDAY DAY 2

(Loads of options) Saturday morning big breakfast early start sunrise climb.
Full day spectacular views hike, packed lunch provided. Dinner back at Everest lodge that evening and Jason presents climbing the mighty K2 “The stone in my shoe”.

SUNDAY DAY 3

(Loads of options) Sunday morning big breakfast early start 8am, Trek until lunchtime day spectacular views hike, treats provided. Back to Everest lodge for late lunch 2.30pm, hot showers and Jason’s final presentation on “The power of now” an insightful look into a powerful mindset to dream and unlocks limitations to help achieve your goal, and aspirations in life. Say our goodbyes and depart for your home around 4pm. 

DISCOVER DONEGAL

Donegal’s very famous Everest Lodge boasts the most impressive views of Horn Head and the wild atlantic coastline and the beautiful Killahoey beach. The accommodation wall’s speak a thousand words filled with magical photos and artifacts from expeditions to the greatestest mountains in the world. This unique property is kept in the highest standard with each spacious bedroom all ensuite with power showers. The house boasts two large sitting rooms a welcome open fire, a modern kitchen and a beautiful outside BBQ dining area. This is a very unique comfortable private weekend with everything adventure on your doorstep.

From its elevated site your weekend home enjoys panoramic views over the local coastline. To the front of the house there are wonderful views over New Lake towards the Atlantic Ocean. To the side of the house there are views towards the dramatic Horn Head Peninsula and Sheephaven Bay.

Everest lodge is located in the heart of Donegal adventure surround with all the derryveagh mountains, glenveagh national park and forest and beach walks to take your breath away. It’s certainly the outdoor enthusiasts ideal holiday base. There are 4 superb beaches within a short driving distance. The closest if the superb Blue Flag Killahoey Beach in Dunfanaghy itself. This large beach is popular for walking, swimming, kite flying and windsurfing and is also used for pony trekking by the local equestrian centre.

The smaller Portnablagh beach with its quaint harbour is a popular boating venue. Just a few kilometers further along the coast is the magnificent Marble Hill Strand. And just to the north of Dunfanaghy is Tramore Strand – a totally unspoilt beach that is ideal for bracing walks.

In addition to the beaches the keen rambler will find numerous other walking terrains in the Dunfanaghy area. In the nearby Ards Forest Park there is good choice of woodland trails. There is also a beautiful walks around Horn Head. This spectacular headland offers some fine cliff scenery and views across the wild waters of Sheephaven Bay to the Rosguill and Fanad Peninsulas.

Muckish Mountain, which provides a dramatic backdrop to Dunfanaghy, is popular among hill walkers. Glenveagh National Park, with its mountains and glens, is a walker’s paradise.

If your partner is a keen golfer while you’re out on the trails, Dunfanaghy Golf and links courses at Rosapenna the 36 hole Tom Doak designed course is the best in Ireland. This friendly course borders Killahoey beach and enjoys lovely views of Horn Head, Sheephaven Bay and Muckish. Equally avid anglers have a choice of 3 local lakes – Purt, Sessiagh and New Lake (Permits required). Portnablagh pier is a popular sea angling venue.

During the holiday season Dunfanaghy is a vibrant resort with a good choice of cafes, craft shops, art galleries and restaurants including the award winning Mill restaurant. The lively pubs have music sessions on a regular basis. Dunfanaghy can also claim to be the festival capital of north Donegal. Annual events include the St Patrick’s Day Parade, a Seafood Festival, the August Fair, the Dunfanaghy Jazz and Blues Festival and the Halloween Madness festival.

Everest Lodge weekend walks provide a very unique experience in a beautiful rural irish setting. Whether you want to enjoy the great outdoors or simply want to unwind and relax from the madness of the world this charming cottage and walking weekend provides the ideal base.