Sleep at Everest Base Camp Trek - Sleeping Overnight at EBC

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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/September - November
  • Foot Print:Carbon Neutralleaf

Sleeping at Everest Base Camp is an unforgettable experience that will test your limits and reward you with stunning views of the world's highest mountain. This trek gives you a unique insight into the Everest region otherwise impossible on classic trekking styles.

Everest Base Camp is the starting point to scale Mt. Everest. It is where mountaineers set up their camps before daring to ascend this highest peak in the world. But the Everest Base Camp is no longer only for mountaineers and expeditionists.

Sublime Trails has come up with an ingenious experience where you can sleep overnight at the Everest Base Camp.

You'll trek through some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, learn about the local culture, and have the chance to meet other travelers from all over the globe. After a productive journey, you will then spend a memorable night under the canopy of stars at Everest Base Camp.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see one of the most amazing natural wonders on Earth.

Happening at Everest Base Camp During the Trek

Sleeping at Everest Base Camp Overnight Trek Highlights

  • Sightseeing at the lap of the world's tallest mountain, Mt. Everest.
  • Sleeping overnight at Everest Base Camp, surrounded by mighty mountains.
  • Walk over lush alpine forests and the alluring shores of the Dudh Koshi River.
  • Trekking on a trail traversed by legendary Everest summiteers.
  • Scenic flight to/from Lukla.
  • Learn about the Sherpa culture and way of life.
  • Sightseeing around Kathmandu.

Can You Really Sleep at Everest Base Camp?

Yes, you can sleep at Everest Base Camp even if you're not with the Everest expedition groups. 

In the past, only experienced mountaineers could hope to reach Everest Base Camp (EBC). The journey was long and arduous and required months of preparation. With our coordination, now even novice hikers can experience the thrill of sleeping at EBC.

Sublime Trails and other companies offer guided treks to EBC that take hikers through some of the most stunning scenery in the world. The trek begins in Lukla, a small town in Nepal. From there, hikers hike through the Khumbu Valley, past glaciers and mountains, until they reach EBC.

Hikers who reach EBC can stay in one of the many camps that have been set up by expedition groups. These camps offer basic accommodations, such as tents and sleeping bags. They also have kitchens where meals are prepared.

Sleeping Tent at Everest Base Camp
Sleeping Tent At Everest Base Camp

60 years after it was first mounted, Everest Base Camp has changed drastically, and so have the places around it. There is habitation in nearby villages, medical emergencies can be easily attended to, and food supplies that were, during the times of Hillary, unavailable, can be easily accessed. Therefore, many people these days have a view that is opposite to what Hillary had about EBC. He thought that the Everest Base Camp was not a special place and that it wasn’t a decent place to relax too.

But with the effort of companies like Sublime Trails, which transports many mountaineers and trekkers to the dreamland that is Everest, people now put reaching and sleeping overnight at the Everest Base Camp on their bucket list.

Why Sleep at Everest Base Camp?

Sleeping at Everest Base Camp is an extraordinary experience that we offer to trekkers seeking a unique and memorable adventure in the Himalayas.

This trip allows trekkers to fully immerse themselves in the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas. Surrounded by towering peaks, pristine glaciers, and stunning landscapes, trekkers can appreciate the magnificence of this iconic region.

Nestled high amidst the Himalayan peaks, the Everest Base Camp overnight trek provides trekkers with an unparalleled view of the night sky. Far from pollution and city lights, it offers a pristine and unobstructed canvas for stargazing. 

The brilliance of the night sky is a sight to behold, with countless stars twinkling brightly against the dark expanse. You will be treated to a celestial spectacle, where you can witness constellations, shooting stars, and even the mesmerizing glow of the Milky Way. 

Additionally, waking up to the sight of Everest and its neighboring summits is an awe-inspiring moment that will be etched in your memories forever.

All in all, spending a night at Everest Base Camp is a breathtaking experience that connects trekkers to the vastness of the universe and instills a sense of wonder and awe.

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Sleep at Everest Base Camp Trek - Sleeping Overnight at EBC Itinerary

  • Day 1:Arrival in KathmanduAltitude: 1345m
  • Day 2:Fly to Lukla and trek to PhakdingAltitude: 2,600m/8,531ft, Duration: 4-5hrs
  • Day 3:Trek to Namche BazaarAltitude: 3,450m/11,319ft, Duration: 6-7hrs
  • Day 4:Rest and Acclimatization DayAltitude: 3,450m/11,319ft, Duration: 3-4hrs
  • Day 5:Trek to DebocheAltitude: [3,720 m/12,205ft], Duration: 6-7hrs
  • Day 6:Trek to DingbocheAltitude: 4,412m/14,475ft, Duration: 5-6hrs
  • Day 7:Acclimatization Hike to Nangkartshang PeakAltitude: 5,083m/16,625ft, Duration: 5-6hrs
  • Day 8:Trek to LobucheAltitude: 4,910m/16,109ft, Duration: 6-7hrs
  • Day 9:Trek to Gorak ShepAltitude: 5,140m/16,864ft, Duration: 4 hrs
  • Day 10:Explore Kala Patthar (5,545m) and trek to Everest Base Camp for an overnightAltitude: 5,364m/17,559ft, Duration: 6-7hrs
  • Day 11:Trek to PhericheAltitude: 4,371m/14,340ft, Duration: 6-7hrs
  • Day 12:Trek to Namche BazaarAltitude: 3,450m/11,319ft, Duration: 7-8hrs
  • Day 13:Trek to LuklaAltitude: 2,800m/9187ft, Duration: 7-8hrs
  • Day 14:Fly back to KathmanduAltitude: 1,350m/4,430ft, Duration: 30 min
  • Day 15:Buffer or Sightseeing Day in Kathmandu
  • Day 16:Departure

Trip Map

Sleep at Everest Base Camp Trek - Sleeping Overnight at EBC Map

Day 1: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 pick you up at the airport. 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.

Day 2: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. During peak expedition seasons, we'll board a plane from the Ramechap airport instead. You'll be shuttled to the Ramechap airport on a private vehicle, and the additional travel takes 4 hours.

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. The first day's hike from Lukla to Phakding will take you close to 4 hours.

Day 3:Trek to Namche Bazaar

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

You leave for Namche Bazaar after a hearty breakfast at Phakding. This day will be your first glimpse into the challenges of the Sleeping at Everest Base Camp Overnight Trek.

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. If you have some energy to walk around Namche, you can do that in the evening. Otherwise, we will explore this town the next day while acclimatizing.

Day 4:Rest and Acclimatization Day

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

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 splendid views of the Everest region.

Khumjung is home to 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. You can also visit the Khumjung Secondary School.

Day 5:Trek to Deboche

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

The trail to Deboche takes you to Kenjoma. From Kenjomaa, you follow a steep ascent to Tengboche, a village that houses the famous Tengboche Monastery. You can have fairly decent views of mountains such as Ama Dablam and Everest from Tengboche.

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 views of peaks like Nuptse, Kantega, and Thamserku.

Day 6:Trek to Dingboche

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

The trek to Dingboche is 13 kilometers and should take about 6 hours. You’ll first descend to  Imja Khola Valley before heading upwards to Pangboche.

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

Day 7:Acclimatization Hike to Nangkartshang Peak

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

The acclimatization hike will take you to Nangkartshang Peak, at an altitude of 5083 meters. 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 (Imja Tse)

You can also visit Chhukung, a great place to view Mount Makalu. After your acclimatization hike, you will come back to Dingboche and spend a night here.

Day 8:Trek to Lobuche

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

Day 8 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. 

The next resting spot is Thugla, at 4600 meters. 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. Lobuche offers you glimpses of Khumbu Glacier, Nuptse, and Tawache.

Day 9:Trek to Gorak Shep

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

You will reach the Everest Base Camp today. But before getting there, you will trek along the rugged trails to Gorak Shep for 4 hours.

After a proper lunch in Gorak Shep, the hike to Everest Base Camp gets exciting as you get closer to the Khumbu glacier. Walking over a frozen lakebed is a once-in-a-lifetime experience after all. With a steep climb and short descent, you’ll reach the Everest Base Camp.

Day 10:Explore Kala Patthar (5,545m) and trek to Everest Base Camp for an overnight

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

After breakfast at Gorak Shep, you’ll be set on a 3-hour hike to Kala Patthar to witness the golden hue of Everest as it basks in the morning sunrise. The most iconic pictures of the Khumbu region come from Kala Patthar.

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, food, and warm sleeping bags that we manage for you, you’ll have a sound sleep at the Everest Base Camp.

Day 11:Trek to Pheriche

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

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.

Day 12:Trek to Namche Bazaar

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

This is a seven-hour trek. The descent of almost 1000 meters will have rugged trails and ups and downs. If you're lucky, you'll get 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 13:Trek to Lukla

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

The 19 km descent to Lukla is not as difficult as it seems. Further, the fact that you have walked so rigorously all this time will have prepared your body for the mild ascents along the way. After trekking for 6-7 hours, you will reach Lukla- the last resting place in the Everest Region before you head out to Kathmandu.

Day 14: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. 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 the Kathmandu Valley. Given that you’ll be heading home the next day, this day will be your last chance to get souvenirs for your loved ones back home.

Day 15:Buffer or Sightseeing Day in Kathmandu

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast and Dinner

This is a buffer day just in case you cannot fly out from Lukla due to the bad weather. Else, if everything goes well and you can board a flight back to Kathmandu, we can use this day for historical and cultural sightseeing in Kathmandu.

The ancient city of Kathmandu is affluent in culture, monuments, and spiritual places. The day tour can be customized to suit your taste. Nonetheless, the 7 UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu (Swoyambhu, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, etc.) are travelers' favorite picks. Likewise, Durbar Squares in Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, and Kathmandu are also popular excursion sites.

Day 16:Departure

  • 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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Cost Details

Included

  • 3 Nights Hotel in Kathmandu ( 4-star hotel Ramada Encore or Similar category)
  • 11 nights comfortable lodge during the trek (Attached Bathroom in Namche-3 nights, Phakding-1 night, and Lukla-1 night)
  • Guides and porter for the trek (Guide can Speak good English and porter can carry up to 25kg sharing between 2 trekkers)
  • 13 Dinners, 16 breakfasts, and 13 lunches (Veg meals)
  • Domestic and international airport transfers as per itinerary
  • First aid kit in case of emergency carried by our guide
  • 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
  • Sleeping bag, down jacket, Sublime T-shirt and duffel bag to use for the trekking (Sleeping bag and Down jacket subject to return after the trek)

Excluded

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

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.

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Why Sublime Trails for Sleeping at Everest Base Camp Trek

Sublime Trails has been organizing numerous treks to the Everest region since its inception. Here's why we are your best travel partner:

Our Team

At Sublime Trails, our team comprises the most experienced guides and porters. We ensure that they are locals of the places you visit. They have completed the overnight EBC trek numerous times, allowing them to share unique stories about the history, culture, and heritage of the Everest (Khumbu) region.

We also provide proper training to our porters, allowing them to eventually mature into guides and climb up the social ladder. Both our guides and porters are properly insured, ensuring their safety.

This commitment ensures that the community of the various villages where you trek during your Everest Base Camp trek continues to grow. Most of the time, we provide one porter per trekker, and one guide caters to five trekkers.

Proper Training Advice

Most of the people who come for the Sleep at Everest Base Camp trek come with a mentality that they will rely on helicopters when things get a tad challenging during the trek. This mindset is often what deters them from completing the proper physical training that is needed to complete the EBC trek. 

The trek takes you to an altitude of more than 5500 meters. This is why you need to get into shape with exercises that build your endurance. This includes strength training or taking a hike for a few days before you attempt the overnight Everest Base Camp trek. 

If your health deteriorates to a point where evacuation becomes mandatory, helicopters are always there.

First Local Company to Offer the Trip

Sublime Trails has been doing the Everest trek with overnight stays at Base Camp for a long time to our direct clients. 

After we received rave reviews from them, we became confident that we could go beyond and offer our services to new and enthusiastic trekkers who would want to experience not only the trek to the Everest Base Camp but sleep at the Base Camp overnight. Because we have the tinge of being the first local company to offer the trip, we feel deeply for the community there. 

This is why we focus on traveling sustainably to the pristine region that is the Everest Base Camp. And also support the community there.

Our Amenities

We make sure that you bask in the warmth of regular tea houses until you reach the highest settlement during the trek i.e. Gorak Shep. And that comes with all-inclusive food. Your concern might be your sleep during the Everest Base Camp trek. 

But you don’t need to worry. We provide the best quality tents for one night at the Everest Base camp. They come with the best insulation against the chill of the Everest region. We also provide you with a sleeping bag with an inner fleece liner for extra warmth. 

In addition, we provide good food during the night stay at Base Camp and sufficient hot drinks. 

Altitude Precautions

Our guides are properly trained in basic first-aid and carry the corresponding tool with them at all times during the Everest Base Camp trek while sleeping overnight. 

The medication includes Diamox in proportion to the number of people that are trekking and the number of days it takes you to get to the Base Camp and back. The guides will also carry other medication in need. Further, we also have the provision of oxygen facilities for people in need. 

And if trekkers are sick during the night time, we help the trekkers descend via horse. We are always doing the extra mile in order to save people that have traces of altitude sickness during the EBC trek with an overnight at the Base Camp.  

Environmental Concern

Preserving the environment of the Base Camp falls among our topmost priorities when we are doing the Everest Base Camp trek. We often see pictures of mounds of oxygen cylinders that mountaineers leave during the ascent to the top of Mt. Everest. 

In order to not make the same mistake, we bring all the garbage that we produced during the one-night stay at the Everest Base Camp. The other thing on our checklist is to bring back all the waste including toilet paper so that we dispose of them at the proper place.

And the motto of sustainable travel and carbon-neutral travel that we have at Sublime Trails doesn’t budge during the trek to the Everest Base Camp.

Better Lodge and Better Food

We understand the importance of good lodges and even better food while you are trekking to the Everest Base Camp trek with overnight sleeping. This is why we make sure that the lodges you go to are well insulated and provide the necessary warmth that is needed to enjoy a relaxed sleep. 

The rooms are well made and come with blankets and pillows that are warmly comforting. The same is true of food. We serve the standard 3 meals a day to you. We make sure that the food comes with nutrition that matches the energy that you spend during the trek. 

During your overnight Everest Base Camp trek, we serve you vegetables that are locally grown. This ensures that the Carbon footprint of transporting vegetables from other areas is cut down.

Trip Essential Information

How Safe is Sleeping at Everest Base Camp Overnight Trek?

Safety comes first when you are traveling over 5,000 meters. Further, while sleeping at Everest Base Camp, it has to be with utmost comfort and safety.

To ensure health safety in the first place, we provide oxygen supplements with masks in case of an emergency. Our chefs 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

All trekkers with a veritable enthusiasm to trek to Everest Base Camp might already know that Spring and Autumn mark the best time to Sleep at Everest Base Camp Overnight trek. During these months, the rains are not as heavy as some other months of monsoon nor is the temperature unbearably cold like in the winter.

March, April, and May- which mark the spring season- are the three months when expeditionists visit the Everest Base Camp and set up their tents before marching off to the highest peak in the world. Another season where you can enjoy the Everest Base Camp Overnight Trek is the months of autumn- September, October, and November.

For more details, read our detailed blog on the best time to travel in the Everest region.

Meals and Accommodation in Sleeping Overnight at EBC Trek

We make sure that you get adequate nutritious food and comfortable accommodation on the entire Sleeping at Everest Base Camp Overnight Trek.

The arrangements at Everest Base Camp are of the highest quality since expedition teams want to ensure maximum service to mountaineers. You'll also be enjoying the same luxury that they get before their important journey. 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. All in all, services at the base camp are comparable to a 3-star service provider, which is more than what anyone could ask for in the remote location.

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

Tea, coffee, toast, omelet, 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. You are hosted at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu. We offer breakfast at the hotel you're hosted in Kathmandu. 

Safety Equipment 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 minimize 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, 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 gear is safe. You can carry important stuff like documents, money, passports, cellular devices, and gadgets on your own for better safety and a 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. If you need help packing for the trek, read our detailed packing checklist for Everest trekking.

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 acclimatization 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 at 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. As we commit to the safety of clients joining the Sleeping at Everest Base Camp Trek, we also prioritize the well-being of our guides and porters. 

The guides are required to be on a call with the management team at the end of every day. This allows the management team to ascertain the mental and physical state of the team and guests on the Sleeping at Everest Base Camp Trek. The daily call also lets the management team hold discussions if the trek isn't going as planned, which greatly improves the team's reaction time.

Additionally, both our guides and guests have a 24-hour call line they can access to check up with their family and friends. Their family and friends can also contact the Sublime Trails office to take note of their condition.

Altitude sickness and prevention

You may experience some symptoms of altitude sickness like headaches, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, shortness of breath, etc during the Sleeping at Everest Base Camp Trek.

With common medicines like paracetamol, trekkers can 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 have difficulty breathing.

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is the most important document you must carry while trekking at high altitudes. Trekkers joining the group for Sleeping at Everest Base Camp Trek in Autumn 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 a worry-less hike on the Everest trekking route.

Respect for 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 have 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 you 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 peace and love among travelers and locals.

Tip for Trek Guides and Porters

At the successful completion of Overnight Sleeping at Everest Base Camp Trek, you are expected to 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.

Related Trips in the Everest Region

Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek | Classic EBC Trek | Everest Helicopter Tour | EBC Trek with Helicopter Return | Scenic Mount Everest Sightseeing Flight

FAQs

  • At Everest Base Camp, you sleep in tents set up by expedition groups during their journey to scale Mt. Everest.

  • No, there are no shower arrangements at Everest Base Camp. When at the base camp of the highest peak in the world, showering is not on the bucket list of many travelers. Nonetheless, you can get cleaning and showering facilities at the lodge in Gorakshep before ascending to the base camp.

  • Trekkers and mountaineers are not recommended to consume alcoholic beverages when at Everest Base Camp. Located at a critical altitude and temperature, the base camp is already a challenging environment if not for proper acclimatization. Alcohol induces dehydration and reduced oxygen saturation levels, both of which can be fatal at higher altitudes.

  • No, you don't need oxygen at Everest Base Camp. Although oxygen concentration is much lower than normal, it is enough for humans to breathe comfortably. Nonetheless, in case of emergencies, Sublime Trails maintains a reserve of oxygen cylinders with masks.

  • No, you do not have to worry about a sleeping bag to sleep at Everest Base Camp. Sublime Trails makes all necessary arrangements to ensure you only think about sleeping under the stars at this majestic location.

  • No, you don't need a personal tent for Everest Base Camp if you're on a trek with Sublime Trails. You can sleep at the base camp in tents arranged by Sublime Trails.

  • Everest Base Camp has numerous temporary toilets set up during the expedition seasons. On the Sleeping at Everest Base Camp Overnight Trek, you can rest assured of having proper sanitation facilities.

  • At Everest Base Camp, a sleeping bag should be 0 to 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Also, make sure it is big enough so that sleeping with a puffy jacket or pants is comfortable.

  • Yes, there will be WiFi at Everest Base Camp in April and May. The WiFi setup is done by the expedition groups.

  • Yes, breathing isn’t as easy at Everest Base Camp. The altitude gain might cause you to have heavy breathing at first. But the oxygen level isn’t too low to require oxygen masks. You can breathe without any special equipment.

  • Trekkers generally lose from 12 to 18 pounds after a trek in the Everest region. This has mostly to do with the loss of appetite and stress caused by demanding trekking days.

Sleep at Everest Base Camp Trek - Sleeping Overnight at EBC Reviews

5.0based on 25 reviews
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    Stacey PittOctober 26, 2023
    TripAdvisor

    Amazing Trek, Best Guides

    We were a little concerned about doing this classic Trek in early autumn. It did rain in the lower areas but only briefly. Mr. Ram from Sublime Trails got the best guides for our group and we were fully taken care of during the entire trip. The views got splendid with each passing day as our guides ensured we were hydrated and acclimatizing well to the terrain. I'll never forget how I felt reaching the Everest Base Camp, which had been my dream destination for as long as I remember

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    David K HandersonOctober 26, 2023
    TripAdvisor

    Simply the Very Best!!

    Absolutely top-notch company!! I couldn't have asked for any better people or resources for my trekking experience. The owner of the company was involved from day one of planning until the last day of the trek itself. Our guide and porter were fabulous! Always smiling and helping in any and every way possible. Even when we decided to make changes to the trek they were more than willing to assist us in getting exactly what we wanted. I wholeheartedly recommend Sublime Trails without any reservation! Simply the very best!! Thanks to each and every one of the company that helped to make this trek a great success!!

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