Sleeping at Everest Base Camp Trek

16 Days

starting from $2000

$ 1800

Grade:

Strenuous

Group Size:

Min 1 person

Transport:

Plane, Car, Jeep

Altitude:

5,545m/18,193ft

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Available Months:

This tour is available only during Everest climbing periods that are April and May months.

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Everest Base Camp Sleeping Trek Highlights

  • Sleep at the Base Camp of the world’s highest mountain amidst the gigantic towering mountains.
  • Scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.
  • Traverse, alluring forest of rhododendrons, conifers, and highland meadows.
  • Journey to Everest Base Camp following the trail through the Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Walk by picturesque Sherpa villages, ancient monasteries, mani walls, and gompas.
  • Witness gorgeous mountain vistas, stunning landscapes, the magnificent Khumbu Glacier, and Khumbu Icefall.
  • Enjoy warm Sherpa hospitality and experience their unique culture and tradition.

Introduction to Sleeping at Everest Base Camp Trek

The Sleeping at Everest Base Camp Trek in the Everest region is a fantastic blend of adventure in the laps of the world’s highest mountain, awe-inspiring moments, and cultural experience. It offers a unique opportunity to sleep under the starry sky of the Himalayas, surrounded by giant mountains. 

Everest Base Camp is one of the most popular trekking destinations. It offers a serene experience and mesmerizing mountain views. The remote route to reach Everest Base Camp allures numerous trekkers who want an up-close and personal view of Mount Everest’s tallest mountain (8848). The Everest view and other vistas will keep you company throughout the trek. 

To further enhance the Everest Base Camp Trek experience, Glorious Himalaya presents you with the Sleeping at Everest Base Camp Trek. Now, you can briefly witness the stunning views of the mountain vistas and enjoy overnight at EBC surrounded by them.

Can You Sleep at Everest Base Camp?

Yes, you absolutely can spend a night at the Everest Base Camp. You can camp out at the base camp and sleep overnight under the starry sky of the Himalayas. You do not have to be part of the Everest expedition team or be an Everest climber to stay overnight at the world’s tallest mountain base camp. 

Previously, the Everest Trek only offered a climb up the mountain and a short time of exploration before descending. Only expedition teams camped at the base camp as their stop before climbing the mountain. The high altitude can be a concern. However, we have carefully planned and prepared the itinerary so that you can enjoy your journey to the fullest.  

But now, you can boast of staying overnight at Everest Base Camp. It is a unique chance that will last you for a lifetime. Additionally, you will trek on the classic route while enjoying the scenery and rich culture of the Everest region.

Why Sleep at Everest Base Camp?

Sleeping at the Everest Base Camp overnight trek will undoubtedly be a memorable experience for a lifetime. The view is breathtakingly beautiful, and the sky is clear blue without pollution. The atmosphere is serene and something out of a fantasy novel. Participating in this journey offers you a unique opportunity to meet Everest summiteers and listen to their thrilling expedition stories firsthand during your stay at Everest Base Camp. Engage with these seasoned climbers, gain insights into their incredible adventures, and be inspired by their tales of triumph and challenge amidst the world’s highest peaks.

You will trek past the dense verdant and alpine meadows to reach the base camp of Everest. You can witness Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and several peaks. Likewise, you can also see the gorgeous Khumbu Icefall and glaciers. At nighttime, you can see the sky lit with bright stars. 

Hence, it is an adventure you must take once in a lifetime. With our trek, you will spend the night in the tranquil Himalayan atmosphere and wake up with a view of Mount Everest and some of the world’s tallest mountains. It is truly an experience worth boasting about.

Is EBC Sleeping this trek for you?

The Sleeping at EBC Trek is suitable for all trekkers, including beginners. However, the trek is physically demanding and mentally challenging. Despite physical fitness, you may not have the mental resilience to join the trek. Therefore, you must research and adequately understand the challenges of the trek. 

During our trek, you will spend 11 nights at local lodges and one at a tented camp. There are no luxurious facilities other than basics. The daily trek is physically tiring and will get more difficult with the growing elevation. Our itinerary also has proper acclimatization days and a well-paced trek to help you with the challenges. 

So, before you embark on the journey, research and familiarize yourself with the route and its difficulties. No prior experience is necessary, but you must prepare yourself physically and mentally. After you have complete information, you can decide whether the trek is for you.

Why trek with Glorious Himalaya?

Glorious Himalaya is a responsible trekking company registered by the Nepal government. Our team members have over a decade of experience and knowledge about trekking and touring in Nepal. We believe in providing quality services at a reasonable price. Additionally, we follow sustainable tourism practices. 

We have carefully crafted the Sleeping at EBC Trek and are mindful of all the challenges. Our itinerary has adequate acclimatization days to minimize the risk of altitude sickness. The daily trek is well-paced and does not cross your physical limits. Likewise, our guides follow proper precautions and safety guidelines to make your trek safe.

At Glorious Himalaya, we care about our clients and creating unforgettable memories. We can also customize the trips to match your preferences. We are here to make every trekker’s dream trip come true.

Customize this trip?

Of course, you can customize your trip. You can join our packages as they are if they match your preferences. However, you can add more services or customize the itinerary. We understand that every trekker has their own preferences, budget, timeframe, and other constraints. You can tell us your needs, and we will prepare an itinerary that matches your ideal.

Note: This tour is available only during the Everest expedition periods which are March, April, and May months. 

Itinerary

01 DAY

Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel. (1,400m/ 4593ft)

Our representatives will be waiting at the Tribhuvan International Airport’s exit terminal in Kathmandu. They will have a Glorious Himalaya placard with your name on it. Similarly, they will greet you with a fresh flower garland in the traditional Nepalese way. Then, they will transfer you to your respective hotel.

You will have some time for refreshment. You can also roam around the hotel area. Your trek leader will come to your hotel in the evening and hold a briefing session. They will give you details about the package. Likewise, they will also check your equipment. If you need any equipment, the leader will assist you in buying or renting one. With the remaining time, you can explore the city before retiring for the night.

02 DAY

Exploration of Kathmandu Heritage Sites and trek preparation (1,400m/ 4,593ft) - 7 hours tour

On this day, we will explore Kathmandu’s historical, religious, and cultural sites. The capital city of Nepal is a melting pot of diverse ethnic communities, cultures, and traditions. You will find a temple in every other corner of the city. However, since we only have one day to explore, we will visit four UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It includes Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Boudhanath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square.

We will set off for our tour after breakfast. Your tour guide will pick you up at your hotel at 9 AM. Your guide will provide you with valuable insights and knowledge about the sites. It is a beautiful opportunity to learn about the rich history and culture of the city. We will begin with Swayambhunath Stupa, then move to Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath Stupa, and Pashupatinath Temple.

After a full day of sightseeing, we will return to your hotel. Your leader will then give you an orientation session for the upcoming journey. You can also buy any equipment and gear missing for the trek. Then,  you can retire for the night.

03 DAY

Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,600m/ 8,531ft) - 3/4 hrs trek

Your guide will come to pick you up early and transfer you to Tribhuvan International Airport’s domestic terminal. We will get on a scenic 35-minute flight to Lukla. You will get on a twin-otter plane for the journey. During the flight, you will get your first glimpse of the mountains and landscapes of the Everest region.

The plane will land at Tenzing-Hillary Airport, Lukla. We will have a short tea break and meet with our porters (if included in your package). Then, we will begin our journey to Phakding. The hike on this day is relatively easy. We will gradually ascend through the alpine forest along the Dudh Koshi River. Likewise, we will cross a suspension bridge while witnessing wonderful scenery. We will stay overnight at a local teahouse in Phakding.

04 DAY

Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/ 11,286ft) - 6 hrs trek

This day’s destination is the famous Sherpa Capital, Namche Bazaar. After a relaxing breakfast at Phakding, we will set off on our journey. The trail crosses the Dudh Koshi River, passing several suspension bridges and the Monjo village before entering the Sagarmatha National Park. The national park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to diverse Himalayan flora and fauna.

Once again, we will cross a suspension bridge. Then, we will pass the Jorsale village and begin our hike alongside the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi Rivers. For the final stretch, we must make a steep ascent to reach Namche Bazaar. The town is a trading hub of the region and offers stunning mountain vistas. It also has restaurants, pubs, ATMs, and souvenir shops. We will stay and also take an acclimatization day here.

05 DAY

Rest and acclimatization day (3,440m/ 11,286ft)

On this day, we will explore Namche Bazaar and allow our bodies to acclimatize. The horseshoe-shaped town sits between two ridges amidst the giant mountains of the Everest region. You can stroll around the town or take a short hike. 

The Everest View Hotel is an hour’s walk from Namche. It offers a fantastic view of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam. Likewise, you can also observe stunning sunsets from the hotel. You can also visit the Khunde Hospital and a school in Khumjung, both established by Sir Edmund Hillary.

06 DAY

Trek to Deboche (3,720m/ 12,205ft) - 5/6 hrs trek

With our bodies ready to ascend to a higher altitude, we will head toward Deboche. The trail enters dense rhododendrons and pine forests. Likewise, we will pass through steep valleys, small monasteries, and chortens. It also passes by several small Tibetan settlements. During the hike, you can get a clear view of the mountains. 

Then, we will cross a suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River and ascend towards Tengboche Monastery (3867 meters). It is a sacred and famous monastery of the Everest region. It also holds cultural, religious, and spiritual importance to the locals. The monastery provides panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, and Ama Dablam. 

Deboche is a 20-minute hike from the Tengboche monastery. We will stay overnight at a teahouse in Deboche.

07 DAY

Trek to Dingboche (4,410m/ 14,468ft) - 5 hrs trek

We will enjoy a hearty breakfast with the gorgeous mountain view at Deboche. We will then head towards Dingboche. The trail first descends through a dense woodland and crosses the Imja River. Then, we will gradually begin our ascend toward the village of Pangboche. You can get the best view of the gleaming Ama Dablam peak from Pangboche.

The trail will then head alongside the glacial river. En route, we will pass several Tibetan settlements, monasteries, mani walls, colorful prayer flags, prayer wheels, and chorterns. After a while, we will reach the small village of Dingboche. It is one of the highest permanent settlements surrounded by stone walls.  We will stay overnight and also take an acclimatization day here.

08 DAY

Acclimatization Day. Hike to Nagartsang Peak (5,083m/ 16,625ft) or view point

We will spend an acclimatization day at Dingboche. Since it is important to stay active, we will take a short hike to Nagartsang Peak (5083 meters) or Dingboche view point. It is a tough hike on rugged terrain, but once we reach the top, we can get a panoramic view of the Himalayas. After feasting our eyes, we will descend back to Dingboche.

09 DAY

Trek to Lobuche (4,910m/ 16,109ft) - 5 hrs trek

Our destination for the day is Lobuche. We will slowly begin our ascent while enjoying the view of Mount Cholatse (6335 meters) and Mount Tawache (6367 meters). Then, we will take the right trail and climb a steep hill towards the Khumbu Glacier. We will cross a stream and make our ascend to Duglha.

From Duglha, we will again begin our ascend to the steep moraine of Khumbu Glacier. En route, we will pass by a Chupki Lhara ridge adorned with colorful prayer flags and stone cairns. These stone cairns are memorials for Sherpas who lost their lives during the Everest climb. The trail begins to ascend gently towards the glacier moraine and reach Lobuche.

10 DAY

Trek to Gorekshep (5,180m/ 16,995ft) - 4/5 hrs trek

After breakfast, we will ascend through alpine pastures and moraines to Changri Nup Glacier. The scenery gradually changes into barren landscapes with sandy moraine. The terrain also gets rocky and rugged while the towering mountains begin to come closer. Then, we will reach Gorakshep.

Gorakshep is a remote village, and the last stop before Everest Base Camp climb. We will stay overnight at the local teahouse.

11 DAY

Hike up to Kalapathar (5,545m/ 18,193ft) and trek to Everest Base Camp (5,364m/ 17,559ft) for an overnight stay at a tent - 5 hrs trek

Early in the morning, we will hike up to Kalapathar. The viewpoint is slightly higher than the base camp itself. The name Kalapathar translates to black rock. It offers a stunning and unobstructed 360-degree view of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Pumori, Thamserku, and others. After enjoying the wonderful sight, we will head back to Gorakshep.

We will first slowly ascend towards the Khumbu Glacier and then make our way towards the Everest Base Camp. The base camp offers a grand view of the mountains, the Khumbu Glacier, and the icefall. We will set up camp and enjoy our evening amidst the gigantic mountains. We will stay overnight at the base camp in a tented camp. During your stay at Everest Base Camp, you’ll have the incredible opportunity to meet and converse with experienced Everest climbers, sharing stories and insights from their remarkable expeditions.

12 DAY

Trek to Pheriche (4,371m/14,340ft) - 6/7 hrs trek

You will wake up early to a gorgeous view of the snow-capped peaks and fresh mountain air. We will enjoy a sunrise and breakfast amidst the mountains before making our descent. The trail descends along the Khumbu Glaciers and down towards Lobuche.  

We will cross the Khumbu River, passing ancient monasteries and prayer flags. Similarly, we will again pass by the highland pastures and several Tibetan settlements before reaching Pheriche.  Periche is a windy village with a stunning view of Mount Cholatse and Tawache.

13 DAY

Trek to Namche Bazar (3,440m/ 11,286ft) - 7/8 hrs trek

After breakfast at Pheriche, we will retrace our step back to Namche Bazaar. The hike on this day is mostly downhill through the dense woodland. After 7 to 8 hours of hike, we will reach the Namche Bazaar. You can explore and enjoy a cold beer at the world’s highest pub.

14 DAY

Trek to Lukla (2,800m/ 9187ft) - 7/8 hrs trek

Today is the final day of our journey in the Everest region. We will again retrace our steps back to Lukla, passing by the Sagarmatha National Park and Phakding village. Then, we will hike along the Dudh Koshi River again and towards Lukla. For our final day, we will stay at a teahouse in Lukla and celebrate our achievements.

15 DAY

Fly back to Kathmandu (1,400m/ 4,593ft) - 35 minutes flight

We will take an early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu to avoid high winds. It will take around 35 minutes to reach the capital city. During the flight, you can get one last glimpse of the Himalayas and the landscapes. 

In the evening, we will hold a farewell dinner for you. At a local restaurant, we will treat you to traditional Nepalese cuisine and a cultural dance show. You can provide us with your feedback or share your experience.

16 DAY

International Departure

Our representative will pick you up at your hotel. You will have breakfast and hop on a vehicle to the International Airport three hours before your flight time. 

It was a great honor to meet and participate in your journey. We wish you a safe trip and thank you for the wonderful memories. We hope to see you back in Nepal soon.

Price Includes

  • All the airport pick-ups and drop-offs are by private vehicles.
  • Total 15 nights of accommodations on this tour.
    (3 nights of a 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu city with breakfast.)
    (11 nights of twin-sharing basis local lodges accommodations with breakfast, lunch & dinner while on the trek.)
  • 1-night stay at Everest base camp in a tented camp with full board meals.
  • 3 Meals per day while on the trek in the mountain region (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
  • We serve seasonal fruits every day after your dinner during the trek.
  • One day Kathmandu sightseeing tour guided by a city tour guide with private transport.
  • Experienced and government-certified trekking guide for the trek.
  • Supporting porters to carry your belongings during the trek. (1 porter for 2 clients)
  • An assistant guide for a group above 10 people.
  • Salary, accommodations, transport, meals, and accidental insurance for all our trekking guides and porters.
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu), including airport taxes.
  • All the necessary paperwork and trekking permits for the trek.
  • Emergency helicopter rescue service in case of health issues while on the trek. (In this case, you should have travel insurance)
  • Rain protection duffel bag and sleeping bag to use for the trek. (provided on request)
  • A comprehensive first aid medical kit and an oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen level while on the trek are useful for high-altitude sickness.
  • Trip achievement certificate after the successful trip.
  • All government taxes and company service charges.
  • In the end, we offer a Nepalese cuisine farewell dinner in Kathmandu with a cultural dance performance.
  • Pre-meeting at Kathmandu before the trek.

Price Excludes

  • International airfares.
  • Nepal entry visa fees. Visit the link for the Nepal tourist visa information.
  • Your personal entrance fees for Kathmandu sightseeing.
  • Your extra expenses include WIFI, a hot shower, and battery charging while on the trek.
  • Alcoholic beverages and cold drinks during the trek.
  • Extra hotel night accommodation in Kathmandu or Lukla if other than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Your personal trekking equipment and travel insurance.
  • Gratitude to the trekking guides and porters.
  • Excess baggage of more than 15 kg for Lukla flight.

Frequently Asked Questions By Travellers

Is it possible to sleep at the Everest Base Camp?

Yes, it is possible to sleep at the Everest Base Camp. Hence, we have designed a perfect Sleeping at Everest Base Camp Trek package for a unique and memorable experience. You will spend a night at Everest Base Camp in a tented camp.

How difficult is the Sleeping at Everest Base Camp Trek?

The Everest Base Camp Trek with overnight stay at the base camp is moderately difficult. The route is physically demanding, with steep ascends and descends and trek along narrow sections. Likewise, you should be ready to hike 6 to 7 hours daily. As you ascend to higher regions, the high altitude and rougher terrains make the journey more challenging.

Can beginners do the Sleeping at Everest Base Camp Trek?

Yes, beginners can do the Sleeping at Everest Base Camp Trek. There is no need for prior experience. Anyone with a good level of physical fitness can participate. However, they must thoroughly prepare for the trek and acclimatize properly.

When is the best time for the trek?

The Sleeping at Everest Base Camp Trek is doable throughout the year. However, for the best and most comfortable experience, spring (March, April, May) and autumn (September, October, November) are the best times. It offers the best weather and temperature. Likewise, you can witness the stunning mountain vistas without any obstruction.

Is safe drinking water available during the trek?

Yes, safe drinking water is available along the route. You can find bottled water along the Everest Base Camp route’s shops and teahouses. But we suggest you carry a water bottle and fill it with boiled or filtered water. Bottled water is not friendly to the environment. You can also bring water purification tablets or portable filters.

What accommodations can I expect?

During the Sleeping at Everest Base Camp Trek, you will find teahouses, lodges, and guesthouses along the route. We will arrange your accommodations at local lodges. We will arrange a tented camp for your overnight stay at the base camp.

Is there a risk of altitude sickness during the trek?

The Everest Base Camp is 5364 meters above sea level. The risk of altitude sickness begins at 2500 meters when the oxygen level decreases in the atmosphere. Therefore, there is a risk of altitude sickness. It is crucial to acclimatize properly and take proper precautions.

Are there toilets at the Everest Base Camp?

Yes, there are numerous temporary toilets at the Everest Base Camp. So, you will have access to proper toilet facilities during our Sleeping at Everest Base Camp Trek. You should carry toiletries and personal hygiene products.

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The Difficulty of the Trek

Sleeping at Everest Base Camp Trek is a moderately challenging trek into the Everest region of Nepal. The trail consists of steep ascends and descends on varied terrains. Although there is no need for technical skills, you must have a good fitness level, stamina, and endurance

While on the trek, you must walk 5 to 6 hours on average daily. The rugged terrain, uphill climb, and downhill climb further drain you. As you ascend higher, the climb becomes more strenuous. The lack of oxygen and growing altitude make the journey more challenging. 

Furthermore, the weather becomes unpredictable, and the temperature begins to drop. As a result, trekkers may succumb to altitude sickness. Taking proper precautions and having an acclimatization day is extremely important to minimize the risk.   

Best Season For Sleeping at Everest Base Camp

Spring and autumn are The best seasons for Sleeping at Everest Base Camp Trek.

Spring (March to May)

Spring brings the best out of the EBC Trek route. The trail adorned with rhododendrons fully blooms in red, pink, and white. The weather is favorable, with mild and warm temperatures. The precipitation level is low, so the chance of rainfall is minimal.

The visibility is also clear at this time of the year. Likewise, the days are bright and sunny. The average daytime temperature is 15 degrees Celsius. Meanwhile, the nighttime temperature is -1 degrees Celsius.

Autumn (September to November)

The next best season is autumn, with clear skies and crisp air. Autumn has the most stable weather with warm temperatures. The monsoon season leaves by mid-autumn, leaving the vegetation fresh and green. It is the best time to relish the stunning mountain vistas.

The average daytime temperature ranges around 17 degrees Celsius. Meanwhile, the nighttime temperature is around -8 degrees Celsius. Dashain and Tihar, the biggest Nepalese festival, also coincides with autumn. So you can enjoy the trek and the festive atmosphere.

Previous Experience

You do not need any previous experience for EBC Trek. Anyone with good fitness can participate. It is a moderately challenging trek that requires good physical stamina and strength.

Although prior experience is not a must, it is undoubtedly beneficial. You already have an idea about trekking in remote areas on varied terrain. Hence, you can better prepare yourself for the trek. But there is no need for beginners to worry. We have prepared our itinerary bearing all the challenges of the trek and your safety in mind.

Anyone joining the trek should undertake exercises and training a few months prior. Cardiovascular exercises such as jogging, running, hiking, swimming, or cycling are especially beneficial. Similarly, strength-building exercises can help make your journey into the Himalayas more comfortable and enjoyable.

The Meal Throughout Trek

You can find Nepali, Tibetan, and a few Western cuisines during the trek. The menus vary depending on the accommodation, but most places serve Dal Bhat, momo, thukpa, and other local delicacies. They source the ingredients locally and prepare them fresh. During our stay at Everest Base Camp, we will have a chef who will prepare your meal.

Some of the menus you can find during the Sleeping at Everest Base Camp Trip are bread (Tibetan/chapati), oatmeals, cornflakes, pancakes, eggs, porridges, Dal Bhat, momo, thukpa, soup, Sherpa stew, pasta, sandwiches, pizza, and desserts (rice pudding, apple pie, etc.). For drinks, you can find tea, coffee, lemon tea, ginger tea, milk, and alcoholic beverages.

Although meat options are available, we highly advise you to eat vegetarian meals during the trek. Similarly, avoid dairy products, caffeine, and alcoholic beverages. You can carry snacks and energy bars to energize you during the trek.

Note: Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions during your booking. We will make the arrangements accordingly.

Accommodations for the Trek

During the Sleeping at Everest Base Camp Trek, you will have 15 nights of accommodations.

Your accommodation during your Kathmandu stay will be in a 3-star hotel. We will arrange your stay in the tourist hub of Kathmandu, Thamel. The hotel will also provide breakfast. The accommodation will be on a twin-sharing basis. However, if you prefer, we can arrange a single room, but you have to pay the room cost as required.

While on the trek, we will arrange your 11 nights’ accommodation at local lodges. The teahouses and lodges along the Everest Base Camp route offer basic facilities and amenities. Since the region lies in a remote area with limited infrastructure, luxury lodges are non-existent. You will have a room on a twin-sharing basis.

The lodges offer cozy rooms with beds, mattresses, pillows, and blankets. These accommodations mostly have shared squat-style bathrooms. They also have a communal dining space with a massive stove in the middle. These local lodges are a great way to experience authentic rural Nepal.

We will arrange a tent with full board meals for your Everest Base Camp sleeping trek. Two trekkers will share a single tent, but we can also arrange a single tent for single trekkers.

Required Permit For Sleeping & trekking to Everest Base Camp

Khumbu Rural Municipality Permit

The Khumbu Rural Municipality Permit costs NPR 2000 per person for the first four weeks. After four weeks, the cost increases to NPR 2500 per person.

Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit

The Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit costs NPR 1500 per person for SAARC nationals and NPR 3000 per person for non-SAARC nationals.

Fitness and Experience Requirements

You must be physically fit to participate in the Sleeping trek at Everest Base Camp. We advise our trekkers to undertake exercises and training a few months before the trek. It helps to increase your physical strength and stamina.

There are no age restrictions, but trekking agencies can have one for safety. It is ideal for beginners and trekkers of any experience level. You do not need any previous experience, but having one is helpful.

Typical Trekking Day

Our typical day starts early, around 6 AM to 7 AM. We will have our breakfast before we begin. The departure time can vary depending on the day’s destination. Therefore, we will inform you of the time the night before.

During the trek, you must carry a duffle bag to carry your valuable and personal items. The porters will carry the rest of your luggage. We usually stop for lunch around midday. The hike can take 6 to 7 hours on average, depending on our destination.

After reaching our destination, you can rest or explore. You are free to stroll around until dinner time. After dinner, we will hold a small briefing for the next day’s journey and time. We will retire for the night.

Other Information

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory for the trekking in Nepal. Despite the safe route and guide accompanying you, the trek has risks. It is a high-altitude trek in a remote region. There is no roadway or proper medical facilities along the EBC route. In case of emergency, helicopter rescue is the only option. Hence, travel insurance provides a safety net and peace of mind during the trek.

The insurance must cover an altitude of up to 6000 meters, altitude sickness, medical expenses, and helicopter rescue and evacuation. In addition to these crucial points, travel insurance should cover trip cancellation, delay, baggage loss, damage, etc.

Before getting travel insurance, ensure you understand the terms and conditions. It must also provide adequate protection and safety for the trek.

Climate and Weather

The seasons greatly influence Nepal’s climate and weather, including Everest Base Camp. Mount Everest has a mountain plateau climate and is cold throughout the year. The temperature at higher elevations is also relatively colder than the lower region. Especially at nighttime, the temperature tends to drop to below freezing.

The weather changes rapidly as you ascend to the higher elevations. It also becomes very windy. So, trekkers must prepare for the unpredictable weather and fluctuating climate during the trek. They must also carry adequate clothing and proper gear to match the varying weather and climate.

Safety and Security

Your safety and security are our number one priority. Therefore, we always design our itinerary with our client’s safety in mind. During the trek, we ascend to higher elevations gradually and take a proper acclimatization day. Similarly, we devise our itinerary by properly calculating the walking hours and distance to cover.

Our guides have intensive first-aid training and carry a first-aid kit during the trek. They also carry altitude-sickness medications. In an emergency, guides analyze the situation and take action that is in the best interest of our clients.

Acclimatization

For any high-altitude trek, acclimatization is essential. When you ascend to an altitude higher than 2500 meters, the oxygen level gradually depletes, and air pressure reduces. As a result, trekkers may experience slight discomfort or symptoms of altitude sickness. Thus, to prevent these symptoms, acclimatization plays a crucial role.

Acclimatization or rest days allow your body to adapt to the changing elevation and its changing surroundings, temperature, and humidity. During our Sleeping at Everest Base Camp Trek, we will take an acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar and Dingboche. It is essential to stay active. Thus, we will take short hikes and prepare to ascend to Everest Base Camp.

Trekking Group/Single

Whether to trek in a group or single is solely your preference. Some prefer to trek alone in a peaceful atmosphere and connect with their inner spirituality. At the same time, others prefer to trek with family or friends to make memories together.

We can arrange group or solo treks for the Sleeping at EBC Trek. If you want to trek in a group, we suggest keeping your group small. This will make it easier to coordinate during the trek.

If you join our fixed departures, other fellow trekkers may join you. We provide one guide for a group smaller than 10 people and one porter for two clients. For a group with more than 10, we provide an assistant guide. Point of Arrival

Your adventure will begin after you arrive in Kathmandu on day one. The following day, we will take a sightseeing tour around Kathmandu. We will visit different UNESCO World Heritage Sites, such as Swayambhunath stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, and Bouddhanath.

On day three, we will take a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. This adventurous flight offers an aerial view of stunning landscapes and the first glimpse of the Himalayas. We will land at the Tenzing-Hillary Airport, Lukla. Our trekking journey will begin from here onwards.

Meeting Instructions

On your arrival in Kathmandu, we will hold a briefing session at your hotel in the evening. Our trek leader will provide all the necessary information about Sleeping at EBC Trek. If you have any queries, you can ask them. Likewise, they will also revise the itinerary and check the equipment. If any equipment is missing, they will assist you in renting or buying one near your hotel. The leader will inform you about the departure time for the next day.

Airport Pickup and Drop

Glorious Himalaya’s representative will pick you up at the Tribhuvan International Airport’s exit terminal. They will be holding a placard with your name on it. They will greet you in a traditional Nepalese way with fresh garland. Then, they will transfer you to your respective hotel in our vehicle.

After completing our trip package, our representative will drop you off at the airport. Our vehicle will escort you to the airport three hours before your flight schedule.

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