Everest Base Camp Sleeping Trek
Everest Base Camp Sleeping Trek
Everest Base Camp Sleeping Trek

Everest Base Camp Sleeping Trek

Duration16 Days
Trip GradeChallenging
CountryNepal
Maximum Altitude5364 M
Group Size1-12
StartsKathmandu
EndsKathmandu
ActivitiesTrekking/Hiking
Best TimeMarch-May & Sep- Nov

The Everest Base Camp Sleeping trek of 16 days in Nepal, is a special trek organized by Nepal Trekking Routes. Instead of following the classical itinerary and just making a short visit to Everest Base Camp. You will be able to overnight in a tented camp at the foot of Mt Everest! Follow in the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tensing Norgay and join Nepal Trekking Routes in this special trek in Nepal to Everest Base Camp.

Start your adventure in Nepal, Kathmandu:

Eager to start your booked trek in Nepal, you’ll be arriving at the international airport in Kathmandu. Our Nepal Trekking Routes team will already be awaiting you at the arrival section of the airport. After a short and warm welcome, we shuttle you to your booked hotel and help you check in. We plan to meet back tomorrow morning, after your breakfast at the reception of the hotel. For your first night in Kathmandu, you’ll want to explore Thamel, a cultural, and tourist district. Here you’ll find everything you might need during your trek in Nepal. Also called trekkers or backpacker’s paradise, Thamel is filled with boutique and souvenir shops, trekking gear outlets, hotels, and restaurants! Try one of the local delicacies called MoMo (Nepalese dumplings) or enjoy a night out.

The next day, while our team prepares your Nepal trekking permits for the Overnight Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal, you’ll be enjoying a guided sightseeing tour around Kathmandu! With over 7 UNESCO Heritage sites in the valley, one day is not enough to see all the places, hence we go sightseeing at the most famous landmarks Kathmandu has to offer! We start with a visit to the huge white stupa Boudhanath. This very important Buddhist pilgrimage site is visited every day by devotees seeking inner peace and enlightenment. After this, we drive to the Holy Hindu Temple Pashupatinath. Located near the north-east of Kathmandu on the banks of the Bagmati River this temple is the most important in Nepal for Hindus.

According to legend a part of Shiva’s Trident is placed here! The third is a visit to the Monkey Temple of Swayambunath. This temple which is a Buddhist Stupa is located atop a forested hill on the outskirts of Kathmandu City. The forests are inhabited by hundreds of local Macaques families, dubbing the Stupa the name “Monkey Temple”. Lastly, we visit the Royal Durbar square of Patan. Filled with Hindu Temples and ancient palace buildings, Patan is most famous for the Krishna Mandir or Hindu Temple. In the late afternoon, we head back to your hotel and go over a detailed version of the Everest Base Camp Sleeping trek.

Journey to Everest Base Camp:

On day three of your Overnight at Everest Base Camp trek package in Nepal we leave Kathmandu behind and fly to Lukla. Known as the world’s 38th highest airport flying to Lukla can be quite spectacular. With only a few designated pilots available to make the flight there can be some delays during the peak seasons. Once aboard and taking off, you can take in the aerial views of Nepal’s highlands. The landing is amazing, Lukla’s runway is located just on top of a ridge with zero margins for errors! Landed now at Lukla we gather ourselves and meet up with our local porter team. These super guys will be in charge of carrying all heavy bags during the trek! We hold a final trek safety briefing and check our gear one final time.

Ready? Now we take our first steps of the Everest Base Camp Sleeping trek and head for our first Himalayan village, Phakding (2,610m/8,563ft). The trail starts of easily with a short descent towards the Dudh Khosi River. Once at the river, we follow it upstream until reaching a suspension bridge that leads us into the village. Still at a fairly low elevation and fit for the trek we continue on the next day with as our destination the Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286ft)! To reach here we need to head on through jungle trails following the river ever upstream. We pass by Monjo to check our permits for the Everest Base Camp Sleeping trek in Nepal and enter the Sagarmatha National Park.

Once at a descend elevation, we see the tree line disappearing and the environment transforming into a more trans-Himalayan landscape. Namche Bazaar, known as the largest Sherpa village of the area is located on a hilly ridge and has the iconic shape of a horseshoe. In the village, you can find many different lodges, restaurants, and even a German bakery. On this special trek in Nepal, we hold our first acclimatization day. We hold a day hike up to the famous Everest View Hotel from where the first nice views of Mt Everest can be seen. Depending on your choice we can either hike back to Namche Bazaar and explore the town or hike further to Khumjung’s Monastery and Hillary School. At the monastery, it is said you can see a real Yeti Scalp!

Heading on with your trek to Everest Base Camp, next on our itinerary is Tengboche (3,860/12,664ft). Entering now into pure Buddhist lands you’ll quickly notice that the local wildlife is more open and active. While trekking through the forest uphill you’ll be able to see a few Himalayan species. Tengboche is known for its monastery. A huge Buddhist complex with colorful murals and golden accented roofs overviewing the snowy Himalayas.

We spend the night here and can observe the monks with their daily tasks of prayer and devotion. Our next destination on this incredible trek in Nepal is Dingboche (4,410m/14,469ft). Located in the Imja Valley Dingboche is also where we hold our second acclimatization day. The views alone from here are amazing. Mt Ama Dablam, Mt Lhotse, Mt Everest, and Island Peak are the main highlights of today! During our acclimatization day, we hold a day hike up the Nagarjung Hill (5,073m/16,644ft). Not only will this greatly help us acclimatize for the coming altitudes, this hike also rewards you with incredible Himalayan views!

Ready to head on further up the next day we follow the trail to Lobuche (4,910m/16,109ft). This crossroad village can get busy as it serves as an intersection point for those coming or going to the Gokyo Lakes. We spent the night here and continued on the trail leading to EBC. The last village before Everest Base Camp is Gorekshep (5,170m/16,962ft). The trek is short but scenic.

We cross the moraines of the Khumbu Glacier. The longest and highest glacier of the world! We cross the Lobuche Pass and visit the Stone Memorial site. A bit further ahead we find the village of Gorekshep. Since we will be arriving quite early here, we take the rest of the day to enjoy the sights of Mt Pumori, Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse, Mt Nuptse, etc. For those who want we can take an evening hike up to Kala Patthar to catch the sun setting over Mt Everest as well.

The main highlight of the Everest Base Camp Sleeping trek comes on 11! We wake up in the early hours while it’s still dark outside and make the hike up to Kala Patthar. Seeing the sun rising and casting a warm golden glow over the snowy white Himalayas is a sight you won’t forget for a lifetime! We enjoy our time up the hill and head back to Gorekshep for breakfast. Now we make the trek to Everest Base Camp. We follow the trail leading along the Khumbu Glacier straight into Base Camp. Our porter team will be busy setting up our tented camp while we enjoy the sights and meet up with mountaineers aiming to summit the giant. We enjoy lunch and dinner with them and spend the night at the foot of the world’s highest mountain.

The trek back to Lukla is quite the same except for overnighting at Pheriche village for a different experience. From here we spend two days trekking back to Lukla via Namche Bazaar. To celebrate the success of your trek you can optionally party with our porter team as they will not be returning with us to Kathmandu. The next morning we take the early flight out of Lukla after our last breakfast in the Himalayas. Back in Kathmandu, we shuttle to your hotel, and in the evening Nepal Trekking Routes invites you to a special thank-you dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant.

Have you ever dreamed of sleeping under the stars at the top of the world? Book today with Nepal Trekking Routes the Everest Base Camp Sleeping trek in Nepal of 16 days and experience the real Himalayas!

Everest base camp sleeping Trip highlights:

  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu (Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Patan, and Swayambunath)
  • A scenic short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and back
  • Trek on the world’s most popular trekking trail
  • Visit and overnight in traditional Sherpa villages
  • See the highest Himalayan Mountains up close including Mt Everest
  • Witness a beautiful sunrise view from Kala Patthar Hill
  • Visit and overnight at Everest Base Camp (Tented camp)

Short Note: We do recommend for all Everest trips to book an additional day in case of flight delays to Lukla. This occurs often due to bad weather, when flights are grounded and wait times increase.

Itinerary

Short Note: We do recommend for all Everest trips to book an additional day in case of flight delays to Lukla. This occurs often due to bad weather, when flights are grounded and wait times increase.

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  • Our team eagerly awaits you at the airport
  • Hotel transfer by private vehicle and check in
  • Rest of the evening is free at leisure
  • Overnight at your booked hotel
Accommodation: Deluxe Hotel
  • Enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast at your hotel
  • Meet up with our guide at the reception for sightseeing;
  • Make a tour around the huge Buddhist Stupa in Boudhanath
  • Visit the Holy Hindu temple of Pashupatinath
  • Explore around the courtyards of Patan’s ancient Durbar Square
  • Head up the Swayambunath hill and visit the Monkey Temple
  • Meet back at the hotel for a detailed trek briefing
  • Rest of the evening is at leisure
  • Overnight at your booked hotel
Meals: BreakfastAccommodation: Deluxe Hotel
  • Enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast at your hotel + check out
  • Pick up and transfer to the national airport
  • Scenic ±30 min flight to Lukla
  • Meet up with our professional and local porter team
  • Final gear check and prep
  • Start the trek to Phakding
  • First follow the trail to Chhiplung
  • Head on north to Thado Koshi
  • Continue on via Ghat
  • Trek along the Dudh Khosi River
  • Cross the suspension bridge to enter Phakding
  • Dinner and overnight at the local best available tea house
Max Altitude: 2610 M Meals: B.L.DAccommodation: Tea HouseDuration: 3 Hrs
  • It’s your first morning in the Himalayas
  • Enjoy a hearty Sherpa breakfast and get ready for departure
  • We follow the trail towards Monjo
  • Mostly ascending through green jungle with the Dudh Khosi ever close by
  • At Monjo we have our permits for the Everest Base Camp trek checked
  • Enter the Sagarmatha or Everest National Park
  • Ascend further up to Jorsalle
  • Make the suspension bridge crossing at Larja Dobhan
  • Continue on gradually up leaving the tree line behind
  • Bend along the ridge and reach Namche Bazaar
  • Dinner and overnight at the local best available tea house
Max Altitude: 3440 M Meals: B.L.DAccommodation: Tea HouseDuration: 6 Hrs
  • Breakfast
  • Today we hold our 1st acclimatization day to prevent AMS
  • Explore around Namche Bazaar, visit the Sherpa Museum and the Hall of Fame
  • Hike up to Syangboche’s Everest View Hotel for spectacular views of Mt Everest
  • Visit the Hillary School and the Khumjung Monastery to see a Yeti scalp
  • Hike back to Namche Bazaar
  • Dinner and overnight at the local best available tea house
Meals: B.L.DAccommodation: Tea House
  • Breakfast and departure
  • Follow the rugged trail to Tengboche
  • We enter deep Buddhist territory now
  • Cross through the jungle up the hill
  • Reach at the Tengboche Monastery
  • (October visitors can witness the Mani Rimdu Festival)
  • Dinner and overnight at the local best available tea house
Max Altitude: 3878 M Meals: B.L.DAccommodation: Tea HouseDuration: 6 Hrs
  • Breakfast and departure
  • Take the trail leading to the Imja Valley
  • Make the suspension bridge crossing over the Imja Khola River
  • Follow the trail passing by Mani stones
  • Reach at Pangboche and visit the oldest Buddhist Monastery of the area
  • Continue now ascending up to Dingboche
  • Enjoy some of your first good views of Mt Ama Dablam, Mt Lhotse and Island Peak
  • Dinner and overnight at the local best available tea house
Max Altitude: 4410 M Meals: B.L.DAccommodation: Tea HouseDuration: 6 Hrs
  • Breakfast
  • Today we hold our 2nd acclimatization day to prevent AMS
  • Take an adventurous hike up the Nagarjung Hill (5,073m/16,644ft)
  • Explore around Dingboche village
  • Interact with the local Sherpas
  • Dinner and overnight at the local best available tea house
Meals: B.L.DAccommodation: Tea House
  • Breakfast and departure
  • Go across the moraine of the world’s largest and highest glacier, the Khumbu Glacier
  • Trek passed the Stone Memorial site, in honor of fallen Everest summiteers
  • Continue on the rocky trail until reaching Lobuche village
  • Dinner and overnight at the local best available tea house
Max Altitude: 4910 M Meals: B.L.DAccommodation: Tea HouseDuration: 5 Hrs
  • Breakfast and departure
  • Take the trail pointing to EBC
  • Cross the Lobuche Pass (5,110m/16,765ft)
  • Continue on to Gorekshep the last village
  • Optional afternoon hike to Kala Patthar for a magical sunset view
  • Dinner and overnight at the local best available tea house
Max Altitude: 5164 M Meals: B.L.DAccommodation: Tea HouseDuration: 3 Hrs
  • Early wake-up call (4am)
  • Hike up to Kala Patthar for a spectacular sunrise view
  • Head back to Gorekshep for breakfast and departure
  • Trek on for a few hours along the Khumbu Glacier to Everest Base Camp
  • Roam around, while our Sherpa team sets up camp
  • Enjoy lunch and dinner with the Everest mountaineers
  • Overnight at our tented camp at Everest Base Camp
Max Altitude: 5364 M Meals: B.L.DAccommodation: TentDuration: 3 Hrs
  • Breakfast and departure
  • Retrace back to Lobuche via Gorekshep
  • Take the trail south to Thukla
  • Continue on until reaching Pheriche village
  • Dinner and overnight at the local best available tea house
Max Altitude: 4250 M Meals: B.L.DAccommodation: Tea HouseDuration: 8 Hrs
  • Breakfast and departure
  • (Optional visit the HRA Healthpost)
  • Make your way back to Tengboche out the Imja Valley
  • Retrace all the way back to Namche Bazaar
  • After check in at the tea house you can explore the Sherpa village for a last time
  • Dinner and overnight at the local best available tea house
Max Altitude: 3440 M Meals: B.L.DAccommodation: Tea HouseDuration: 8 Hrs
  • Breakfast and departure
  • Make your way back down to Monjo via Jorsalle
  • Exit the Sagarmatha National Park
  • Trek back to Pangboche
  • Continue on now ascending back to Lukla
  • (Optional farewell party with our porter team)
  • Dinner and overnight at the local best available tea house
Max Altitude: 2860 M Meals: B.L.DAccommodation: Tea House/HotelDuration: 8 Hrs
  • Breakfast and check out
  • Fly back to Kathmandu
  • Transfer back to your hotel in Kathmandu
  • Nepal Trekking Routes invites you to a special farewell dinner
  • Overnight at your booked hotel
Meals: BreakfastAccommodation: Deluxe HotelDuration: 30 Minutes
  • Breakfast at your hotel + check out
  • Transfer to the airport approx. 3 Hours before your
  • Nepal Trekking Routes hopes you enjoyed the Everest Base Camp Sleeping trek of 16 days and hope to see you soon for another adventure

 

Meals: Breakfast
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Included
  • Nepal Trekking Routes Provide Airport Pick up and airport drop off service
  • Three Nights Deluxe hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on Breakfast plan
  • One Night Tent accommodation in Everest base camp
  • Three Time Meal with cup of Hot drink during the trek
  • All tea house accommodation during the trekking.
  • Trekking permit for National park
  • Local body entry fee,
  • Kathmandu to Lukla round trip flights fare,
  • Fluent English speaking trekking guide,
  • Helpful Trekking porter in ratio 2:1
  • All paper work and documentation
  • If group size will be 5+ we will arrange 1 Sherpa assistant guide
  • First aid kit box carried by our travel guide
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation which will paid by your travel insurance
  • Farewell dinner with Nepal family in Nepali style
Excluded
  • Nepal arrival visa fee
  • International airfare and travel insurance
  • All the bar bill and drinks
  • Tips for trekking crew member
FAQs

This trek is considered a bit more difficult than the classical Everest Base Camp trek, due to having an overnight at base camp at a high altitude. Pre-training your cardio is the best way to fully enjoy this trek to Everest Base Camp!

No, you do not need a guide to trek in the Everest region of Nepal. However, trekking with a guide is always recommended. Not only will you be safe during the trek, but also gain more info about the area, mountains, and locals. Nepal Trekking Routes works closely together with professional Sherpa guides to guide you safely to Everest Base Camp!

Tea houses in the Everest region have recently been updated, and offer travelers comfortable two or three person bedrooms with a sharing bathroom. They also provide payed Wi-Fi and charging services as well as hot water facilities. All tea houses have options between veg and non veg items as well as traditional and international dishes on the menu.

As with most treks in Nepal the best time to do the Everest Base Camp Sleeping trek is during the peak seasons. Spring (March to May) or fall/autumn (end-September to mid-November) during these times the weather will be at its best, the views far and clear and flight delays will happen less often. The only downside is that since it is a popular trek, trail might get crowded.

The Everest Base Camp Sleeping trek is not a dangerous trek, but can be if you do not follow the proper guidelines. Not counting Kala Patthar Hill will be ascending and overnighting at a max altitude of 5,364m/17,598ft at Everest Base Camp. The risk of getting altitude sickness becomes very real if you do not take the proper acclimatization steps!

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