Sleeping at Everest Base Camp Overnight Trek

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Trip Overview
  • Duration: 16 Days
  • Trip Grade: Strenuous
  • Trip Start and End: Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Trip Area: Everest Base Camp
  • Trip Style: Active/Adventure Trekking
  • Age Group: 16 or Above
  • Trip Type: Private and Group
  • Trip Method: fully Guided
  • Booking Type: Instant Booking Confirmation
  • Max. Altitude: 5367m
  • Best Season: March - May and Sep- Nov
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Everest Base Camp Trek with overnight sleeping at EBC.

Travellers hike up to Kala Patthar for the ultimate view of Everest, Nuptse, and many peaks. After spending some time sightseeing, they return to Gorak Shep. And later, they hike down to Lobuche, Pheriche, and Namche. But have you ever wondered what it feels like to sleep ovenight at Everest Base Camp? Touring on Khumbu icefall and overnight at Everest Base Camp makes your trekking in the Himalayas a sublime experience.

Trekking to Everest Base Camp is the best way to explore the Himalayas. It lets you know that nature has many things to offer. The scenic Lukla, pristine Dudh Koshi river and several suspension bridges greet you as you enter the Everest region for this trek. The lush forests of oak, rhododendrons, and beautiful Namche Bazar makes the hike exciting as you start trekking. Further, the world's highest Everest, Ama Dablam, and Lhotse make sightseeing joyous. The alpine and rugged landscape of the Everest region is an aesthete to witness in this trek. The glacial lakes, icefalls, glaciers on the route make the day hike scenic all to the top. On top of that, the unmatched view from Kala Patthar makes this trip one of a kind.

Everest Trek with Sleeping at base camp

On the 12th of April, 1953, a group called "Icefall Party" reached Everest Base Camp for the first time. Since then, both expedition and trekking have been prominent activities in the Everest region. The lack of proper equipment in the past prevented trekkers from sleeping overnight in the EBC. They had to hike to Gorak Shep to sleep overnight. Still, many trekkers follow the hike down to Gorak Shep. But, with the advanced trekking gears, tents, and oxygen supplements, it has been possible for trekkers to sleep overnight at Everest Base Camp.

Trekking up to Kala Patthar and hiking to the Everest Base Camp for sightseeing is incomplete without spending a night at base camp. Yes, sightseeing has already made the trip remarkable. But, sleeping at EBC is the icing on the cake to your memorable Everest trekking.

We will manage the overnight to be the best in accommodation and safety. Our chefs will prepare mouth-watering foods for you. To make you breathe comfortably, we'll arrange an oxygen supplement with a mask for each individual. If required, you'll get any form of first aid treatment. Also, to ensure a night of proper sleep, you'll get warm sleeping bags and blankets. Watching stars as you roll inside a warm tent while being on the lap of Everest is once in a lifetime experience. You'll fall asleep as you count the countless shooting stars in the sky. This moment will remain in you forever.

Before heading for the Everest Base Camp trek and sleeping overnight on it, you'll have your trek briefings in Kathmandu. For the rest of the day, you can spend the time sightseeing around UNESCO world heritage sites.

In the early morning the next day, you'll take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. After landing at Lukla airport, you'll hike up to Phakding at 2,600 metres. As you hike up to Phakding, you'll start glimpsing mountains like Thamserku and Kusum Khangkaru from the trail. 

You'll then stop at Namche Bazar for a day to acclimatise. From here, you'll hike to Tengboche, Deboche, and Dingboche. You'll spend a day acclimatising at Dingboche. Mountains like Nangkartshang, Pumori, Lhotse, Everest start appearing visible from here. 

The trek to Lobuche, Gorak Shep, and ultimately to Kala Patthar marks the first half of the Everest trek. With sightseeing at Kala Patthar, you'll hike to Everest Base Camp, where you'll be sleeping overnight. Sleeping in the lap of mighty Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse is what makes this day awe-inspiring. 

After an overnight sleep at Everest Base Camp, you'll then start the descent and return to end the trek.

What makes sleeping at Everest Base Camp Overnight trek special?

After the sightseeing, travellers head back to Gorak Shep overnight. But, it's not as thrilling as sleeping in a tent at Everest Base Camp. Watching twinkling and shooting stars while curling inside a warm blanket is an unmatched experience. Also, the vibe of being around the mighty Everest and other peaks makes you calm. This fashion of Everest trek is popular among travellers.

Sleeping at Everest Base Camp Overnight Trek Highlights

Sleeping at Everest base camp is the dream of every adventure lover. How could not it be when you trek to Everest base camp for 2 weeks and return home without spending time at the lap of Mount Everest. So, we at Sublime Trails thought of bringing you Everest base camp with overnight sleep there at the tented camp.

  • Sightseeing around the world's tallest Everest from a possible close range. 
  • If you cannot climb Mount Everest at least sleep at base camp for 1 night by avoiding lodge trek every day.
  • Sleeping overnight at the Everest Base Camp, surrounded by the mighty mountains.
  • Walk over the lush alpine forest and the alluring shore of Dudh Koshi River.
  • Trekking on a trail traversed by the legendary climbers of Everest. 
  • Scenic flight to/from Lukla.
  • Sightseeing around Kathmandu.

How safe is sleeping at Everest Base Camp Overnihgt trek?

Safety comes first when you are travelling over 5,000 metres. Further, while sleeping at Everest Base Camp, it has to be with utmost comfort and safety. To keep health safety in the first place, we will provide oxygen supplements with the mask to individuals. Our chefs will serve you quality food for an overnight sleep at EBC. Warm sleeping bags and blankets are also crucial to keep you warm all night. Not to worry, we will manage each item that keeps you warm and safe. Our seasoned guides with more than a decade of guiding experience will be there for your service. 

Best time for sleeping at Everest Base Camp Overnight trek.

Spring and Autumn are the best time for sleeping at the Everest Base Camp trek. Also, in some months, the trekking to Everest is doable.

Spring months like March, April, and May are warm. The best weather in these months makes the sightseeing undisturbed. The day temperature of 9°C - 15°C makes the daytime hike comfortable. Also, the night temperature of -10°C would be bearable with warm jackets and proper sleeping bags.

In Autumn months like September, October, November, and December, the daytime temperature at Everest Base Camp average to 17°C. This warmer temperature makes daytime hikes a lot easier. Also, the nighttime temperature is not that cold in these months in the base camp. The average nighttime temperature at EBC falls to -6°C in October and -12°C in November.

As in Spring, the proper gear, down jackets, and warm sleeping bags let you curl comfortably.

Accommodation in sleeping at Everest Base Camp trek.

Throughout the Everest Base Camp overnight trek, you'll get tea house-based accommodation. Thus, you'll get quality food and sleep for the overnight stay. You can drink coffee in places like Namche Bazar. Also, you'll get a hot shower here. For the rest, you'll get protein and carbohydrate-rich breakfast, meals, and dinner.

But you'll stay in tents on the day at base camp overnight. It is what makes this trekking extra special. It makes the trekking experience enthralling.

Itinerary

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1:Arrival in KathmanduAltitude: 1345m
  • Day 2:Kathmandu sightseeing and pre-trek presentationAltitude: 1345
  • Day 3:Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding:Altitude: 2,600m/8,531ft, Duration: 4-5hrs
  • Day 4:Trek to Namche Bazzar:Altitude: 3,450m/11,319ft, Duration: 6-7hrs
  • Day 5:Rest and acclimatization day:Altitude: 3,450m/11,319ft, Duration: 3-4hrs
  • Day 6:Trek to Deboche:Altitude: [3,720 m/12,205ft], Duration: 6-7hrs
  • Day 7:Trek to Dingboche:Altitude: 4,412m/14,475ft, Duration: 5-6hrs
  • Day 8:Acclimatization hike to Nagartsang Peak:Altitude: 5,083m/16,625ft, Duration: 5-6hrs
  • Day 9:Trek to Lobuche:Altitude: 4,910m/16,109ft, Duration: 6-7hrs
  • Day 10:Trek to Gorak Shep:Altitude: 5,140m/16,864ft, Duration: 4 hrs
  • Day 11:Hike up to Kalapathar (5,545m) and trek to Everest Base Camp for an overnight:Altitude: 5,364m/17,559ft, Duration: 6-7hrs
  • Day 12:Trek to Pheriche:Altitude: 4,371m/14,340ft, Duration: 6-7hrs
  • Day 13:Trek to Namche Bazar:Altitude: 3,450m/11,319ft, Duration: 7-8hrs
  • Day 14:Trek to Lukla:Altitude: 2,800m/9187ft, Duration: 7-8hrs
  • Day 15:Fly back to KathmanduAltitude: 1,350m/4,430ft, Duration: 30 min
  • Day 16:Departure

Detail Itinerary

Day 1:Arrival in Kathmandu

Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude1345m
  • Accommodation3-star hotel
  • MealsNone

You will land at Kathmandu airport on your arrival in Nepal. After luggage checks, you have to go through some on-arrival visas and documentation work.

In the meantime, a representative from Sublime Trails will be there to greet you at the airport. As he will be carrying a display board with your name on it, you shouldn’t find it difficult to recognize him.

Our representative will then drop you off at the hotel. Resting this day will be a good option as chances are that you will be jet-lagged. Before heading off on the trek to Everest Base Camp where you will sleep overnight, you should make sure that you don’t carry the hang of a long flight to Nepal.

Day 2:Kathmandu sightseeing and pre-trek presentation

  • Max Altitude1345
  • Accommodation3 star hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

When you freshen up in the morning, having got rid of the effects of jet lag, you’ll take a tour of Kathmandu.

Kathmandu’s culturally rich history and artefacts are the reasons why there are many UNESCO World Heritage Sites in this ancient valley. Swoyambhu, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath are the most visited places as they offer glimpses into the religions and religious practices of the people here. Likewise, Durbar Squares in Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, and Kathmandu have ancient museums, which are treasure troves of information about the history of this city.

If you have already been to these places before and want to travel to off-beat locations, don’t hesitate to let us know. We can also arrange that.

We will also brief you on the trek this day. The tour guide and manager of Sublime Trails will deliver a presentation related to the Sleeping at Everest Base Camp trek. This session will cover almost all the information you need beforehand. Since this will be a cozy, conversational style of presentation, you should feel free to ask anything you need to know about this trek.

Also, If there is clothing or gear that you have not purchased for our trek, this is the day to do so.

Day 3:Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding:

  • Max Altitude2,600m/8,531ft
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

A 30-minute scenic flight from Kathmandu takes you to Lukla airport. Located at an altitude of mighty 2800 meters, a flight to this airport is a dream for many travel enthusiasts as you will be able to get glimpses of the beautiful mountains in the country.

You will feel a discernible change in the climate once you reach Lukla. Its cold breeze, and the mountains, and hills that surround this airport are not like anything you might have experienced before.

The first day's walk from Lukla to Phakding will take you close to 4 hours. Phakding is a beautiful village at 2610 meters. With only 30-40 houses, it might not be the biggest of villages but certainly is amongst the most picturesque ones.

Along the trekking trail which is rocky, you can see lush forests. You will also encounter the Dudh Koshi river along with many fellow trekkers along the way to your overnight stay in a lodge at Phakding.

Day 4:Trek to Namche Bazzar:

  • Max Altitude3,450m/11,319ft
  • AccommodationTea Hosue
  • MealsBLD

On this day, you leave for Namche Bazaar after having a hearty breakfast at Phakding. With a duration that is close to 6-7 hours, this day’s trek will be your first glimpse into the challenges of the Sleeping at Everest Base Camp Overnight Trek.

As a foreign national, you must submit trek permits at Monjo. You will be entering Sagarmatha National Park from here. The tea house at Monjo is a stopping place for lunch. It is also a perfect resting spot before continuing the walk to Namche.

From Monjo, the trek is more or less an ascent to Namche Bazaar. There are suspension bridges along the way where many people tie prayer flags. The waters of the Dudh Koshi river that you encounter along the way can be resounding at times- and so can the clarity of its waters.

Namche Bazar at 3,440 meters is the busiest and perhaps the last commercial travel hub in the Everest Region. If you have some energy to walk around Namche, you can do that in the evening. If not, we will explore this town the next day where we will be acclimatizing.

Day 5:Rest and acclimatization day:

  • Max Altitude3,450m/11,319ft
  • AccommodationTea Hosue
  • MealsBLD

As a change in altitude from 1400 meters in Kathmandu to 3400 meters in Namche in a space of fewer than 2 days- coupled with the tiring walks along the way- can be exhausting and cause altitude sickness, Namche serves as the first acclimatization place for this trek.

Hiking to the surrounding villages like Khunde and Khumjung will help you adjust to the climate of the Everest region. You can also trek to the Everest View Hotel for some splendid views of the whole of the Everest region.

Khumjung is home to some brilliant monasteries- one of which houses the supposed skull of Yeti. You can also see a rendition of how the Yeti looks at an art gallery there. If you’re someone who has a lot of strength and stamina and feels that the trek has been mild, you can go to vantage points like Hillary View Point.

You can also visit Khumjung Secondary School, which was built by Sir Edmund Hillary. After the acclimatization hike, we stroll back to our lodge at Namche for dinner.

Day 6:Trek to Deboche:

  • Max Altitude[3,720 m/12,205ft]
  • AccommodationTea Hosue
  • MealsBLD

All of your days begin with breakfast that prepares you for the rest of the day’s trek. Today is no different. After all, you’ll be hiking close to 12 kilometers- averaging 2 kilometers per hour in the terrains of this region.

The trail to Deboche first takes you to Kenjoma. The trail is more or less flat at the beginning and you’ll be able to see the confluence of several hills from the vantage point of the trek.

From Kenjomaa, you’ll be steeply ascending to Tengboche, a village that houses the famous Tengboche Monastery. Tengboche is a hill where the Imja Khola Rivers and Dudh Koshi converge. You can have fairly decent views of mountains such as Ama Dablam and  Everest from Tengboche. It might come as a surprise that Tenzing Norgay, the man who was the first to summit Everest along with Sir Edmund Hillary, was once sent to Tengboche Monastery to become a monk.

The trek from Tengboche to Deboche, the place where you stay overnight today,  is gentler as it is a gradual hike downwards.  Deboche greets you with the views of other peaks like Nuptse, Kantega, and Thamserku.

Day 7:Trek to Dingboche:

  • Max Altitude4,412m/14,475ft
  • AccommodationTea Hosue
  • MealsBLD

Today is the hike to the second place in the trek where you will be spending a day acclimatizing i.e. Dingboche. The hike is 13 kilometers in length and should take about 6 hours. You’ll first descend to  Imja Khola valley before heading upwards to Pangboche, a small village that is also home to a primary-level school.

You will reach Dingboche around the evening. There are a few ridges in Dingboche which will obstruct your view of the Everest. But there are other peaks like Nuptse, Lhotse around. Island Peak and Ama Dablam that make for splendid viewing.

As you head to Dingboche, you’ll feel a certain thinning of vegetation and your trail is getting more and more devoid of tree lines. As the treks get to high altitude, you’ll also feel that walking a kilometer is taking more of your strength. So we will make sure that we stay at Dingboche tomorrow as well giving ourselves enough time to acclimatize and not become prey to altitude sickness.

Day 8:Acclimatization hike to Nagartsang Peak:

  • Max Altitude5,083m/16,625ft
  • AccommodationTea Hosue
  • MealsBLD

As with our stay at Namche, we will walk around the beautiful places at Dingboche to get ourselves acclimatized and prepare for our ascent to the Everest Base Camp. This will also be the first day in your journey where you will touch an altitude of 5000 meters.

The acclimatization hike will take you to Nangkartshang peak, which lies at an altitude of 5083 metres. A popular sightseeing spot, Nangkartshang Peak takes about 5 hours to reach and offers delightful views of prominent mountains of the Khumbu region like Tawache, Pumori, Everest, Lhotse, and Island Peak.

If you want to, you can also decide to go to Chhukung, which is great place to view Mount Makalu. After your acclimatization hike, you will come back to Dingboche and splend a night here.

Day 9:Trek to Lobuche:

  • Max Altitude4,910m/16,109ft
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

Day 9 of your Everest Base Camp trek is a five-hour hike from Dingboche to Lobuche.

After having breakfast at Dingboche, you’ll start your hike and reach Pheriche. There’s a trekker’s post office here and the village also offers medical assistance for someone who has caught an injury.

The next resting spot in this day’s trek is Thugla, which is 4600 meters high. The upward ascent to Lobuche will be quite strenuous as the depleted oxygen levels are bound to make the hike a bit of a drag. Along the way, you will also witness the memorial of dreamers, who failed but tried their whole life to get to the top of Everest. Lobuche offers you glimpses of Khumbu glacier, Nuptse, and Tawache.

Day 10:Trek to Gorak Shep:

  • Max Altitude5,140m/16,864ft
  • AccommodationTea Hosue
  • MealsBLD

After all the hardship that you undertook to reach Lobuche, you’ll rip off the rewards for your perseverance as today is the day you will reach the Everest Base Camp. But before getting there, you have to trek along the rugged trails that take you to Gorak Shep in 4 hours.

For lunch and some rest, you’ll stop at Gorak Shep for an hour. After a proper meal, the hike to Everest Base Camp gets exciting as you’ll get closer to the Khumbu glacier. Walking over a frozen lakebed is a once-in-alifetime experience after all.

After some steep climb and descent, you’ll head to the base camp of Everest. It might come as a surprise that the Everest Base Camp is not the place where you get the most wonderful views of the Everest. The early hike tomorrow orning is where  you get the best views of the Everest. But in order to make that possible, you’ll descend down to Gorak Shep and get a proper night’s seep there.

Day 11:Hike up to Kalapathar (5,545m) and trek to Everest Base Camp for an overnight:

  • Max Altitude5,364m/17,559ft
  • AccommodationTented Camp
  • MealsBLD

After having breakfast at Gorak Shep, you’ll hike to Kala Patthar for 3 hours to witness the golden hue of Everest as it basks in the morning sunrise. The most iconic pictures that you might have seen of the Everest Base Camp come From Kala Patthar. From the vantage point of this place, you can also see the Base Camp, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makalu.

Hiking to Khumbu icefall is another attraction of the excursion of this day. The icefall gives you a unique view of Lhotse. With the help of fixed lines, you'll experience some walks on the icefall. A pleasant round of sightseeing around concludes the day.

After sightseeing, we head to the main attraction of this trek: your overnight sleep in the Everest Base Camp. With the proper tent setup, utmost health safety, supplemental oxygen, foods, and warm sleeping bags that we manage for you, you’ll have a sound sleep at the Everest Base Camp..

Day 12:Trek to Pheriche:

  • Max Altitude4,371m/14,340ft
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

After the successful overnight stay at Everest Base Camp, you'll head back to Pheriche via Gorak Shep and Lobuche. The distance to Pheriche is 14 km, and it takes approximately seven hours of trekking.

Your descent to Pheriche starts with heading back to the picturesque village of Gorak Shep. From here, we'll descend to Lobuche with a slow-paced hike. Pheriche will be the place for overnight on this day.

The trek now becomes more pleasant as you’ll not have any more strenuous hikes like you did while heading to the Everest Base Camp. The fact that you’ve ascended to the Base Camp will also give you a lot of confidence to mount the various small ascents along the way.

Day 13:Trek to Namche Bazar:

  • Max Altitude3,450m/11,319ft
  • AccommodationTea Hosue
  • MealsBLD

Trek to Namche from Pheriche is a seven-hour walk covering almost 3 kilometers per hour. The descent down of almost 1000 meters will has some rugged trails with some ups and downs. The suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River and the quiet tranquility of the hills and mountains that you’ll experience adds to the whole experience of the trek. If you're lucky, you'll get some glimpses of wild goats and pheasants of Sagarmatha National Park.

You'll stop at Sansa for some rest. From here,, you can enjoy the majestic view of Ama Dablam and Thamserku. Traversing the trail and some lush forests takes you to Namche Bazar. This is where you spend the night.

Day 14:Trek to Lukla:

  • Max Altitude2,800m/9187ft
  • AccommodationTea Hosue
  • MealsBLD

Although the walk of 19 kilometers to Lukla can feel daunting because of the sheer number, you will know that it is not as difficult as it seems. This is because of the fact that the trek until Monjo is a fair decent.  Sure there are a few ascents that you have to make, but none of them is remotely as difficult as the ones you have made during your trek to the Base Camp.

Further, the fact that you have walked so rigorously during this time will have prepared your body for the mild ascents along the way. After hiking for 6-7 hours, you will reach Lukla- the last resting place in the Everest Region before you head out to Kathmandu.

Day 15:Fly back to Kathmandu

  • Max Altitude1,350m/4,430ft
  • Accommodation3 star hotel
  • MealsBD

As the weather in Lukla is really dynamic, most of the flights take place in the early morning. The early mornings are also the time when the Sun has its golden hue that is rubbed quite splendidly along the mountains of the Everest region. You get to experience the mountains of the Everest region in all its glittering gold for the very last time on this flight.

After you land in Kathmandu, you can take a shower and freshen up for strolls around Kathmandu valley. Given that you’ll be heading home the next day, this day will be your last chance to get some souvenirs for your loved ones back home.

Day 16:Departure

  • AccommodationNone
  • MealsBreakfast

Today is the day when this tour ends with your departure to your home. Make sure that you have checked your travel documents before you head out to the airport.

We hope that your trek with Sublime Trails was as sublime as we are always looking out to make. If you want to extend your stay in Nepal or travel to other places, we hope that you reach out to us.

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What's Included

  • 3 Nights Hotel in Kathmandu
  • 11 nights comfortable lodge during the trek
  • Guides and porter for the trek
  • 13 Dinner, 16 breakfast, and 13 lunch
  • Airport transfers
  • first aid kit
  • 1-night camping tent at Everest base camp with all the camping material
  • Entry permit and Tims card
  • Flight fare from Kathmandu to Lukla and return

What's not Included

  • International airfare
  • Travel Insurance 
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Personnel expenses ( phone bill, cold and alcoholic drinks, laundry bills)
  • Personnel trekking gears
  • Tipping fo the trekking helper

Accommodation

Everest bae camp trek accommodation

Bed Rooms After Nacmche - Everest Base Camp Trek

Bed Rooms in Namche - Everest Region trek

Bed Rooms in Namche - Everest Region trek

Lodges - Everest region

Lodges - Everest region

This type of lodges building will be available during the Everest base camp trek.

Departure Dates & Price

Departure dates are scheduled for 2022 and 2023. The best month for this trek is September-November and March to May. We only operate the scheduled departure for the given 6 months and in other months we only operate this trek on request. Grab your seats for April and May 2023, during the peak season of the Everest expedition. Spend your night at base camp with climbers.

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Additional Information

Meals in Everest Base Camp Overnight Trek

Everest Base Camp trek and sleeping overnight at the base camp is an exciting trip for you. While staying at the base camp, our kitchen staff prepares nutritious and warm meals for you. The food you'll eat at base camp includes cereals, pancakes, bread, noodles, rice, fruits, vegetables, warm soups etc.

We make sure that you get adequate nutritious foods at the base camp.

On the trek from Lukla to Gorak Shep, you'll stay overnight at tea houses. The tea houses offer varieties of decent meals. The trek package includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Tea, coffee, toast, omelette, porridge with honey, soups, and other foods are breakfast items for you. For lunch, you'll get Thukpa, Spaghetti, Pizza, Sandwiches, and Nepali Dal Bhat, which contains rice, vegetables, lentil soups and pickles. The meal menu for dinner will be similar to that of lunch.

While you stay in Kathmandu, you can enjoy the meals of your choice. We only offer breakfast at the hotel you accommodate in Kathmandu but not lunch and dinner.

Safety and Security while Sleeping at Everest Base Camp Trek for Overnight

Sleeping at Everest Base Camp overnight can be risky without proper plans and logistics. Hence, to minimise the potential risk, Sublime Trails commits the 100% arrangements of safety materials like bottled oxygen, nutritious meals, warm overnight sleeping bags, tents at secured places, far from avalanche-prone areas and much more.

Our primary concern is the safety and security of clients joining the Overnight Sleeping at Everest Base Camp trek. Hence, our expert guides and porters will assist you throughout the trip. If necessary, the proper medical attention during emergencies with helicopter evacuation will always be within reach.

The porters will carry up to 15kg backpacks and ensure that your gears are safe. You can carry important stuff like documents, money, passports, cellular devices, and gadgets on your own for better safety and worry-less hike.

Baggage weight limit for airlines and porters 

We recommend you carry a medium-lightweight backpack that can accommodate approximately 10kg of gear and essentials. You don't need a porter if you include your bags within this weight limit and can take the backpack the entire trekking period. But if you can't, then you have to get a porter.

In the Sleeping at Everest Base Camp trek, we provide one porter for two trekkers. In this way, a porter carries not more than 30kg of two on shared. But, if the weight limit crosses 30 kilograms, you must hire a new porter, and the expense will increase.

Similarly, the airlines allow a 15kg baggage weight limit for trekkers at the airport, 10kg on a backpack and 5kg on hand carry. For weight exceeding the limit, airlines charge fees as per their policies.

Make a decent plan on what to carry and what not to carry based on your preferences.

Trek Difficulty

Trekking to Everest Base Camp and sleeping overnight at the base camp is easy to moderate grade difficulty.

The trek from Lukla to Phakding and Namche Bazaar is easy and comfortable. The well-maintained trekking trails with a single route are easy to hike and navigate. The acclimatisation at Namche Bazaar prepares you well for future hikes to Tengboche, Dingboche, and Lobuche. The rugged landscape of Lobuche, Gorak Shep, and base camp is moderately challenging. The fatigue from the previous day's hike and low oxygen levels will make you feel tired.

You won't have difficulty accommodating at the base camp in tented camps. Our trek crew with the best kitchen staff will prepare meals and make you feel at home.

Flight Delays and Transportation 

We operate sleeping Everest Base Camp overnight trek in Autumn and Spring. During these two seasons, the weather clears, the temperature becomes mild, and significantly, no rainy days. In such ideal conditions, the Kathmandu Lukla flight takes place every day.

Flight delay happens during high air traffic, but there's a rare chance of flight cancellation in Spring and Autumn. Plan one or two extra days as buffer days for possible bad weather conditions. But for rest, you'll be fine.

Porters and mules carry all the backpacks and items for camping at Everest Base Camp. If you cannot hike due to tiredness, you can get the horse ride service from any point in Khumbu to Everest Base Camp.

As a complimentary ride, upon arrival and departure, a Sublime Trails representative will pick you up and drop you at/from your hotel.

Guides and Porters Safety

Sublime Trails employs fit and experienced guides for Everest trekking. Our porters and guides have health insurance covering medical emergencies and issues. Like we commit to the safety of clients joining Overnight sleep at Everest Base Camp trek, we prioritise our guides and porters equally.

Altitude sickness and prevention

You may experience some symptoms of altitude sickness like headaches, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, shortness of breathing etc.

With common medicines like paracetamol, trekkers become able to dodge these symptoms. But, for some, the body reacts differently to the altitude, and signs grow severe.

If you feel discomfort with these symptoms, we encourage you to talk to your trek guide. Your trek guide will act according to your health issues. If you recover with essential medications, guides will take care of you. But, if things get serious, the manual calls a helicopter for emergency evacuation.

Avoid drinking caffeinated and alcoholic beverages throughout the trek to prevent altitude sickness. Also, drinking plenty of lukewarm water and eating adequate meals help you to avoid high altitude sickness. If you want to take some medicines, we recommend carrying one or two tablets of Diamox, which allows trekkers to prevent altitude sickness.

At Everest Base Camp, while accommodating and sleeping for a day, you'll get bottled oxygen if you feel difficulty breathing.

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is the most important document you must carry while trekking at high altitudes. Trekkers joining the group for Everest Base Camp Trek in Autumn with overnight sleeping at base camp must have a copy of the insurance document.

In unforeseeable situations during altitude sickness and health injuries, helicopter evacuations can only be the last hope. So, to call a helicopter on time, you just need travel insurance. Decent travel insurance covers the expense of helicopter and medication bills. So, travel insurance lets you enjoy the worry-less hike on the Everest trekking route.

Respect to ethnic cultures and values

Sherpa people are inhabitants of the Khumbu region. These people's lifestyle, culture, tradition, festivals, and values lure thousands of trekkers to trek to Everest and witness these elements. Some festivals like Mani Rimdu and Buddha Purnima at Tengboche, for which many trekkers plan their visit in August.

There's no denying that excessive tourism and trekking in this region has caused some imbalances environmentally, culturally, and economically. Increased human activity in these areas has brought cultural differences. Hence, to lower the conflict between cultures and lessen the environmental impact, we encourage our clients to join Everest Base Camp Trek to practice sustainable trekking and respect the locals.

In most situations, these people become helpful and assist you on multiple occasions. Passing a smile to locals won't cost you a penny. But, it creates a harmony of peace and love among travellers and locals.

Tip for trek Guides and Porters

At the end of successful overnight sleeping at the Everest Base Camp trek, you must tip the trek guides and porters. You can list them as much as you like, but the common practice among trekkers is tipping 10% of the trek cost to the guide and porters. They expect some tips from you at the end of the trip.

Your tip can be a hope of encouragement for them to continue working and assisting trekkers to reach the wonderful place of Everest.

Clients Reviews

5.0based on 12 reviews
  • Louisana
    LouisanaSeptember 23, 2022
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    16 days trip to Everest Base Camp

    Mr Ram from Sublime Trails was very communicative and friendly from the start to the end of this adventure; we went to Everest Base Camp. We arrived in early September this year in Nepal. Mr Ram was at the airport to welcome us and also dropped us at the hotel.

    The flight to Lukla and hike to Namche Bazaar and Hotel Everest View was a fantastic hiking experience. My trek guide, Mr Shiva, was a very cheerful person. He was constantly asking us about how we were doing throughout the hike. He also did a fantastic job setting the base camp tent. Other trek crews and our chef for the base camp were also very wonderful and supportive.

    The feeling of sleeping close to Everest is indescribable. It was cold, but sleeping bags were good enough to warm us. Everything was excellent, and Sublime Trails well managed the logistics.

    I recommend anyone joining this trip to at least communicate with Sublime Trails and Mr Ram to check the availability of this trip. These guys are the absolute best for tour in Nepal

  • Josh Hart
    Josh HartMay 19, 2022
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    Cosy night at Everest Base Camp, but a fantastic experience sleeping on it.

    It was some cold and cosy night at Everest Base Camp. Sleeping here was best experience I had in long time. I had been planning for this trip some years ago but this May, i finally managed to plan the trip, went on a fixed departure, and enjoyed the best of it.

    Sublime Trails became my travel companion for this trip. Also, my guide was fantastic person. Also, he took best photographs. 

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