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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 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.

Everest Base Camp Trek with One Night at Everest Base Camp

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 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 the 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.

Sleeping at Everest base camp Trek

What makes sleeping at Everest Base Camp 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.

 

How safe is sleeping at Everest Base Camp 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 trek.

Spring and Autumn's months 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 gears, down jackets, and warm sleeping bags let you curl comfortably.


Accommodation in sleeping at Everest Base Camp trek.

In Kathmandu, you'll stay at a three-star hotel with luxury service.

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 of Everest Trek With Sleeping at Base Camp

Day 1 - Arrival in Kathmandu

 Accommodation: 3-star Hotel 

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 works. 

In the meantime, a representative from Sublime Trails will be there to greet you in Nepal. You'll find it easy knowing our representative as he will carry a display board with your name on it.

Our representative will then drop you off at the hotel. A good rest for the day at the hotel would be wise to freshen the jet lag.

Day 2 - Kathmandu sightseeing and pre-trek presentation

 Accommodation: 3-star Hotel 
 Transport: Private vehicle
 Meals: Breakfast

If you are new to Kathmandu, it is the best place for a day of sightseeing. Also, if you have already been here, there are still many places for you to explore around this city. 

The ancient city of Kathmandu is affluent in culture, monuments, and spiritual places. Based on your interest, you'll have a choice for a day tour. UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu are travellers' pick. Swoyambhu, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath are the most visited places here. Likewise, Durbar Squares in Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, and Kathmandu are popular excursion sites. 

For an evening out, you can stroll around local pubs in Thamel. You can also go for the local dishes.

Also, on this day, you'll have your trek briefings. The tour guide and manager will deliver a presentation related to the Sleeping at Everest Base Camp trek. This session will cover almost all the information you need beforehand. 

You can also go shopping around Thamel. There are many international climbing gear brands where you can buy trekking gear of your choice. 

Day 3 - Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding [2,600m/8,531ft]

 Accomodation: Comfortabel Lodge 
 Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 Transport: Aeroplane
 Trek Duration: 4-5hrs


A 30-minute scenic flight from Kathmandu takes you to Lukla airport at 2800 metres. This flight to Lukla gives you a glance at the scenic beauty of the mighty Himalayas. 

Lukla, the gateway to Everest, steals your heart right away. Travellers land at Lukla airport with the dedication to reach the Everest Base Camp and witness its sheer beauty.

The first day's walk from Lukla to Phakding is a 4-hour hike. Phakding is a beautiful village at 2610 metres, settled by 30-40 houses. This walk on the stone-paved trail, lush forests, along the shore of Dudh Koshi river is therapeutic. Overnight will be at lodges in Phakding. 

Day 04 - Trek to Namche Bazar [3,450m/11,319ft]

 Accomodation: Comfortabel Lodge 
 Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 Walking duration: 6-7hrs

The third day of the Everest Base Camp trek with sleeping is a 7-hour walk to Namche Bazar from Phakding.

The serenity of landscape along the shore of the pristine Dudh Koshi river never lets your tire. The verdant forest of oak and pine makes the day hike comfortable. On top, Mt. Thamserku, Lhotse, Nuptse greet you as you ascend to Namche Bazar.

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 spot for rest before continuing the walk to Namche. 

Namche Bazar at 3,440 metres is the busiest and commercial travel hub in the Himalayas. Even if you miss buying outing gear from Kathmandu, you can buy them here. But the prices for items here get expensive due to fares of deliveries. 

Namche is a cosy place to stay overnight where you get a decent meal before falling asleep.

Day 05 - Rest and acclimatisation day [3,450m/11,319ft]

 Accomodation: Comfortabel Lodge 
 Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 Walking duration: 3-4hrs

Namche is the first acclimatisation place for sleeping at the Everest Base Camp trek. Hiking to the surrounding locales like Khunde and Everest View Hotel for excursions helps get acclimatised.

The best way to acclimatise is hiking around the landscape. Some prefer Everest View Hotel for the tea break. Moreover, travellers can get glimpses of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam from the hotel's courtyard.

People also hike to Khumjung Village to visit some ancient Buddhist monasteries. Some often call the skull at the monastery is of yeti, but who knows if it's real. But people love to witness it anyway.

A school built by Edmund Hillary in Khumjung is also the most visited place by tourists. Khunde village and Khunde Hospital are some other popular places where you can hike. Overnight at the lodges in Namche.

Day 06 - Trek to Deboche [3,720 m/12,205ft]

 Accomodation: Comfortabel Lodge 
 Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 Walking duration: 6-7hrs

The trek to Deboche begins with a proper breakfast at Namche Bazar. Deboche at 3,720 metres, a village of the Khumbu region, is 12 km away from Namche Bazar. 

The trail to Deboche comprises several suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River. Further ahead, from Kenjoma, you will get glimpses of Everest and Amadablam.

There is a place called Tengboche, a home for centuries-old Buddhist monasteries, which celebrates colourful Tibetan Buddhist carnivals throughout the year. The hymn of mantras recited by monks in the evening soothes your fatigue of a day-long walk. Descend walking for some time from Tengboche takes you to Deboche. 

On reaching Deboche village, you'll see some other peaks too. Nuptse, Kantega, and Thamserku are a few of many peaks visible from here.  

In spring, the landscape gets covered with tenfold varieties of rhododendrons. The view of the blossoming of rhododendron melts your heart if you manage to trek in spring. Overnight at the teahouse in Deboche.

Day 07 - Trek to Dingboche [4,412m/14,475ft]

 Accomodation: Comfortabel Lodge 
 Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 Walking duration: 5-6hrs

The more you traverse the trail to Everest, the more you will feel close to it. You'll even admire the utmost beauty of this rustic wonder of the Himalayas. 

Hiking 13 km from Deboche to Dingboche takes almost 6 hours. The descent to Imja Khola valley and ascend to Pangboche makes the walk notable. The view of Everest from Dingboche gets obstructed by ridges. But you can still feel the presence of Nuptse and Lhotse around. Island Peak and Ama Dablam are the prominent peaks visible from Dingboche. 

Falling asleep by staring at the sky full of stars at Dingboche makes the sleep tranquil.

Day 08 - Acclimatization hike to Nagartsang Peak [5,083m/16,625ft]

 Accomodation: Comfortabel Lodge 
 Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 Walking duration: 5-6hrs

It is wise to get acclimated to the rapidly increasing altitude. And for that, you need proper rest at Dingboche. Some trekkers often avoid acclimatisation, and as a result, they suffer altitude sickness. 

You can hike to various places around Dingboche on this day. 

Hike to Nangkartshang peak at 5083 metres for 5 hours is a popular spot for sightseeing. From here, you will see some peaks like Tawache, Pumori, Everest, Lhotse, and Island Peak. 

If you wish to hike to Chhukung at 4750 metres, it will also be a perfect choice of excursion for the day. On viewing, you will get a clear view of Makalu and several different peaks from this spot. Overnight will be at the teahouse in Dingboche.

Day 09 - Trek to Lobuche [4,910m/16,109ft]

 Accomodation: Comfortabel Lodge 
 Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 Walking duration: 6-7hrs

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

After having breakfast at Dingboche, you’ll hike to Pheriche. Trekker’s post office in Pheriche marks that you are on an appropriate trail to the Lobuche. If you catch any minor injuries on the way, you can get medical assistance here. 

Thugla, at 4600 metres, will be another stop for rest. Lobuche from the post office is somehow a strenuous walk of two hours as the trail gets somehow rocky. The awe-inspiring sights throughout the walk keep you motivated to continue walking.

You will also witness the memorial of dreamers, who failed but tried their whole life to get to the top of Everest. You’ll get glimpses of Khumbu glacier, Nuptse, and Tawache from this point. For dinner and overnight rest, you’ll sign off for the day at the teahouse in Lobuche.

Day 10 - Trek to Gorak Shep [5,140m/16,864ft]

 Accomodation: Comfortabel Lodge 
 Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 Walking duration: 6-7hrs

Finally, with all the hardship along the way to reach Lobuche, you’ll be at the Everest Base Camp on this day. But first, you have to traverse Gorak Shep for 4 hours. The rugged trail to Gorak Shep will make an arduous walk.

Yet, the sighting of snow-capped peaks around keeps you inspired to keep up the pace. Our experienced tour guides provide you with the guidance to keep up the motivation.

For lunch and some rest, you’ll stop at Gorak Shep for an hour. After a proper meal of the day, the hike to Everest Base Camp gets exciting as you’ll get closer to the Khumbu glacier. Walking over a frozen lakebed injects a jaw-dropping experience for a lifetime. 

After some steep climb and descent, you’ll head to the base camp of Everest. You will witness the utmost beauty of the Everest region along with the world’s highest peaks. Lhotse, Khumbutsu, and Everest stand tall in front of you from the base camp. 

But, to witness Everest with a decent view, you will have to hike to Kala Patthar the next day. 

To call off the day, you’ll head back to Gorak Shep for proper rest and dinner.

Day 11 - Hike up to Kalapathar [5,545m/18,193ft] and trek to Everest Base Camp [5,364m/17,559ft] for an overnight

 Accommodation: Tented Camp at Everest base camp 
 Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 Walking duration: 6-7hrs

Cheers to life as you have witnessed the greatness of Everest firsthand. Oh, wait!

After having breakfast at Gorak Shep, you’ll hike to Kala Patthar for 3 hours to witness the picturesque view of Mt. Everest. The glittering yellow of early sunrise over the landscape is a jaw-dropping experience. Base Camp, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu stands tall to the view point of Kala Patthar. Make sure you carry the camera to capture these once-in-a-lifetime moments. 

Give a pat to yourself. You have come to Kala Patthar and marked the Everest sightseeing successfully.

Exploring around the base camp and then hiking to Khumbu icefall makes this excursion worthy. You'll also see some faces of Lhotse from the icefall. With the help of fixed lines, you'll experience some walks on the icefall. The sightseeing around concludes the day.

But, the main attraction of sleeping at Everest Base Camp remains. It is the best moment of this whole trek. Imagine how lively the warmth of this experience will attach to your heart. The proper tent setup, utmost health safety, supplemental oxygen, foods, and warm sleeping bags ensure your sound sleep at the base camp of Everest.

Day 12 - Trek to Pheriche [4,371m/14,340ft]

Accomodation: Comfortabel Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Walking duration: 6-7hrs

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 long hours of trekking. 

The descent walk to Pheriche starts as we head back to 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 stream of the Khumbu river and picturesque landscape makes the day hike scenic. The sightseeing will soothe your tiredness to some extent. 

A good meal and decent bed at Pheriche will make you sleep soundly. Also, the tired legs will make you fall asleep in minutes.

Day 13 - Trek to Namche Bazar [3,450m/11,319ft]

Accomodation: Comfortabel Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Walking duration: 6-7hrs

Trek to Namche from Pheriche is a seven-hour walk over 20 km. From Pheriche at 4,371 metres to Namche at 3,440 metres, you'll hike down to almost 1000 metres today. 

The day hike is over the rugged trail with some ups and downs. The alpine landscape decorated by rhododendrons and lush juniper trees makes this day hike tranquil. Also, the suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River are a joy to cross. 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, in the meantime, you can enjoy the majestic view of Ama Dablam and Thamserku. Traversing the trail and some lush forests takes you to Namche Bazar. 

Finally, you can enjoy some hot showers to wipe off the sweat and fatigue. You can also opt for coffee and beers. Overnight at Namche Bazar.

Day 14 - Trek to Lukla [2,800m/9187ft]

Accomodation: Comfortabel Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Walking duration: 6-7hrs

Lukla at 2,860 metres is a seven-hour walk from Namche Bazar. The distance of the trek for the day is a staggering 19 km. But, it's more like a complete descent that will make the walk easy. Walking across several suspension bridges and the shore of the Dudh Koshi River makes the day walk serene. Overnight at a lodge in Lukla.

Day 15 - Fly back to Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]

 Accommodation: Hotel 
 Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

The early morning flight from Luka to Kathmandu is scenic. The glittering sun over the mountains makes the sightseeing experience unmatched. A 40-minute flight will take you to Kathmandu.

For freshening, take a good shower in the hotel where you'll be staying. For the day, you can stroll for some sightseeing. Also, for souvenirs, you can buy handicrafts and attires in Thamel.

Day 16 - Departure

Today is the day you leave Nepal with a heart full of scenic outing experience. You have seen the true wonder of nature, and to aid you, we have been a part of this 12-day long adventure. 

It would be our pleasure to be with you on similar trekkings in the coming days. If you wish to stay longer to explore other regions of Nepal, we would be more than happy to assist you.

We are glad that you are here. We have been conducting sleeping at Everest Base Camp trek service to our valued customers. If you are looking for this trip, feel free to communicate with our representative regarding this trek.
For availability and bookings of the flight, reach out to our tour manager Mr Ram Khadka at +977 9851183278 or email at [email protected].

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
  • 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

Availabilities

Start DateEnd DateDurationStatusPrice 
28 May, 202212 Jun, 202216 DaysAvailableUS$2150
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Customer Reviews

  • A sublime night at Everest base camp

    - Jane Louise, United Kingdom

    Spending a night at Everest base camp is exactly what I was looking for. I saw sublime trails is offering the trek with sleeping at Everest base camp. I contacted Sublime Trails and Ram responded so quickly and gave all the necessary information about the trek. He is very good at giving all the information and eager to make a successful trip. Finally, I decided to book the trip with them. The trip was fantastic and the guide Mr. Suman is very professional and helpful. Porters were very hardworking and responsible for the baggage. They took us to Gorakshep following the other regular Everest base camp trekkers. After Gorakshep the real story began only for us, All the other trekkers return down from touching Gorakshep. Sleeping at Everest base camp under the million stars and hearing the sound from insane nature is so amazing. Of course, it is cold and little thinness on the breath but the feeling is inexpressible for us. Million stars for this trip only with these young and amazing guys!!