Trek to the base camp of the world’s highest mountain and sleep at Everest Base Camp [5,364m/17,559ft]. Stay overnight at Everest base camp with the Everest expedition team and get a peek into the lives of climbers while confronting the highest peak in the world and the numerous peaks surrounding your very presence.
- A night in the confines of the Himalayas at Everest Base Camp
- A peek into the lives of climbers at base camp
- Trek to the Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar for scintillating views of himalayan range.
- Explore the rich biodiversity of the enchanting Sagarmatha National Park
Trek to the base camp of the world’s highest mountain (Mt. Everest) and sleep overnight at Everest base camp confronting the highest peak in the world. Numerous peaks surrounding your very presence, the warm breath of your nose turns misty telling you are amidst the Himalayas. Views of jagged peaks blanketed by snow as in a fairytale and a chance to spend the night in this dreamland. Of sublime excitement are the experiences offered by the Sherpa villages and culture while on the trek. These are what make our Sleep at Everest Base Camp trip one of the most exclusive adventure trekking.
Everest base camp overnight trek starts with your arrival in Kathmandu and a sightseeing tour of UNESCO World Heritage sites in this beautiful city. The warmth of this city will fade as you catch a scenic mountain flight to Lukla with guaranteed cool weather and a gorgeous landing at an exciting airport. The beautiful Himalayas expose themselves as you begin on a trail to Phakding.
In no time the journey begins to entice you with striking views of vast valleys and glimpses of snowcapped peaks including Kusum Khangkaru (6367m) and Thamserku (6603m). Namche Bazaar is a major tourist hub and a stop for acclimatization. Enjoy glorious views of Mount Everest (8848m) from Namche as you saunter through thickets of rhododendron and pine trees onto the spiritual hub of the Khumbu region- Dingboche, Pangboche, and Tengboche.
A trek during the spring season, the blooming season for floras including rhododendron, will colour the hills red and the bliss of toiling through the trail is second to none. And then the colourful aura turns stark and barren with nothing in contrast but crystal snow which engulfs a strenuous rocky terrain.
The stops at Gorakshep and Kalapatthar are for the exquisite views of the Himalayas. Nothing stands between you and Mount Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8414m), Pumori (7165m), and Khumbutse (6636m) among others. Top it off with a night among these gigantic wanders of the world with nothing but the sparkling sky as the roof. Hopefully, this moment will be your nirvana.
What makes Everest base camp overnight trek different?
Unlike the standard Everest Base Camp Trek which takes you to the Everest base camp and retraces back to Gorekshep for overnight, Highland Expeditions offers you this once in a lifetime opportunity to trek to the base camp of the world’s highest mountain and sleep at Everest base camp.
Stay overnight at the Everest base camp for 1 night. Boasting an experienced lineup of professionals and having served the tourism industry for more than 30 years, we request you to give us an opportunity to make your visit worthwhile.
Is this trek for you?
Our sleep at Everest base camp trek is a total of 16N/17 days trip with 12N/13 days on trek including one night at Everest base camp [5,364m/17,559ft] on tented camping. The trek is physically challenging due to trekking at higher altitudes for longer days and the maximum elevation you gain is [5,545m/18,193ft] at Kalapathar.
No previous experience of trekking at a higher altitude is required but you should be comfortable walking 6-8 hours per day and adaptable to high altitude conditions. Our itinerary is designed keeping every aspect in mind such as well-paced walk, acclimatization, good campsites, etc
Why trek with Highland Expeditions?
At, Highland Expeditions it is our aim to provide a wonderful holiday in our part of the world and ensure that our clients enjoy the holiday as much as possible with minimized risks and the worry-free trip should it be monetary, physical or emotional.
All the logistical arrangements required for the trip will be done prior to your arrival providing you with a hassle-free journey and on the trek, you will be led by an experienced and medical trained guide/leader with a high staff ratio.
Considering the safety of our utmost priority, all our Everest Base Camp trek groups are backed up with a Supplementary oxygen system, oximeter, and medical kit be it a group of 1 participant or 15 participants.
On the trek, all meals and accommodation are included too and we provide you with an option of OPEN/CHOICE menu meaning you can choose your meal straight from the menu. Our itineraries are also devised keeping every aspect in mind such as acclimatization, good campsites, real-life experiences, etc.
We also provide a sleeping bag, down jacket, and waterproof duffel bag to each participant. Last but not least, Highland Expeditions has been awarded as a trekking company for the year 2018/19 in Nepal by Travel and Hospitality Awards, USA.
Customize this trip?
If you wish to make any changes to this itinerary please feel free to contact us and we will tailor the trip as per your preferences. You can add Gokyo Lakes Trek, an Island peak climb or Lobuche East Climb on this itinerary, or perhaps take a helicopter flight to Kathmandu from the base camp instead of walking all the way back down.
Kindly let us know your preferences should you wish to make any changes and we will tailor an itinerary exclusively made for you.
Add On: Sleep at Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Chola Pass: 01 to 20 April 2023 (Guaranteed with spaces available)
Important Note: Your safety is of imperative concern while travelling with Highland Expeditions. Please take care to note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to your safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The trek leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
Dates & Price
Our trips are available on both fixed departure and private group basis.
If you are looking for a group to join this trip please click the Fixed Departures tab for more information on departure dates, availability and price. All our fixed departures are guaranteed to run. Or, if you would like to do this trip alone, or with your friends, families & colleagues in a private group style, please fill out the contact form in Private Group tab and send us your message. We will organize a private trip for you at your preferred dates catering any request you may have.
- All meals (B,L,D) included during the trek with tea & coffee.
- Hot boiled water for drinking purposes
- Twin-sharing accommodation at Kathmandu guest house or similar category for 4 nights with breakfast
- Twin-sharing accommodation at teahouses/lodge on the trek
- Overnight at the Everest base camp in a tent with all meals included
- All required permits for the trek
- Domestic flights to and from Lukla with airport taxes and 15 kgs baggage allowance
- Experienced local trek leader
- Full support crew (1 assistant guide for every 3 trekkers & 1 porter for every 2 trekkers)
- Half-day sightseeing of Kathmandu's highlights including guide and entrance fees
- International/Domestic airport transfers as per your flight time
- All ground transportation as per mentioned in the itinerary on private vehicle
- Comprehensive first aid kit with high-altitude medicines
- Supplementary oxygen system with mask and regulator for emergency purposes on the trek
- Duffel bag, Sleeping bag with liner and Down Jacket (Sleeping bag and down jacket must be returned after completion of the trek)
- Staff equipment, insurance and allowances
- Trek completion certificate (Upon request)
- Group welcome or farewell dinner at Kathmandu
- International airfare, Visa and travel insurance
- Meals at Kathmandu
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu or on the trek for any reason (Early arrival or delay, Early arrival from trek due to any reason)
- Personal expenses
- Gratuities for staff
The gear listed below is recommended for the Sleep at Everest Base Camp Trek. We encourage you to get all equipment listed below for the trip and kindly ensure you check and try every piece of equipment. You can also buy or hire the same in Kathmandu as they are available in the many trekking shops from branded to local manufacturers in Kathmandu.
- Warm hat (should cover head & ear comfortably)
- Buffs X 2
- Sunglasses (High-quality, UV-blocking sunglasses with good all-around protection)
- Headlamp with spare batteries (200-300 lumens output)
- Thermal or fleece base layer top X 2
- Short Sleeve Trekking shirts X 2
- Full Sleeve trekking shirts X 2
- Soft-shell jacket/fleece jacket X 2
- Light down jacket X 1
- Hardshell jacket with a hood X 1
- Insulated Down Jacket (provided by us at request)
- Thermal or fleece base layer bottom X 2
- Trekking trousers/pants X 2
- Warm trekking trousers X 1
- Hardshell pants (Non-insulated and waterproof)
- Insulated down pants (optional)
- 4 pairs of synthetic or wool fabrics only
- Waterproof Hiking Boots (GoreTex and Good Tread)
- Hiking socks X 4 pairs medium to heavy (synthetic and wool)
- Liner socks X 2
- Camp shoes to wear at the teahouse
- Gaiters (If you are trekking in March)
- Softshell gloves X 1
- Heavyweight gloves X 1
Gears / Personal equipment:
- Daypack 30-35 litres with rain cover
- Waterproof Duffel bag (provided by us at request)
- Down Sleeping bag (-15 C rated) (provided by us at request)
- One-litre capacity water bottle X 2 (Nalgene & Thermos)
- Trekking poles
- Camera with charger or spare batteries
- Personal snacks and energy bars (you can buy them during the trek too)
- Laundry bag to keep the dirty clothes
- Rain Poncho
- Large plastic bags to keep the clothes dry
- Extra clothes to wear in Kathmandu when you come back from the trek.
- Flip flops
Toiletries and hygiene
- Quick-drying towel
- Small face towel
- Toothbrush &Toothpaste
- Face mask
- Water treatment tools or tablets (Recommended: Aquatabs)
- Deodorants, Soap and Shampoo (Smaller bottle)
- Face and body moisturizer
- Sunscreen SPF30+ and Lip balm SPF 30+
- Hand sanitiser/Antiseptic wipes
- Hygiene products
- Basic first aid kit (Pepto Bismol, Cipro (500mg tablets), Metronidazole, Hydration salts, Eye drops, Azithromycin (250mg tablets), Diamox (250mg tablets, approx. 35 total), and variety of standard painkillers including Tylenol, Ibuprofen, etc)
- Passport with visa and validity of 6 months after your trip completion
- 2 copies of passport-size photos (For sim card and travel purposes)
- Credit cards in case of emergencies
- Driving ID or any other ID in case of loss of your passport
- Travel Insurance and Flight tickets
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What an absolute delight to have been guided by Highland professional Team to Everest Base Camp !
From Passang /admin to Passang Sherpa leading guide , Dandi Sherpa and the unique wise Kunga Senior Sherpa, they all made our journey unforgettable. Their passion, genuine friendliness and admirable attention to details make this true local company a must in their field !
Papa & Kanchi from Australia
May 2023 my son and I made the trek to Everest Base Camp (EBC) with Helicopter return. We were also fortunate to be able to spend the night at base camp on May 16, 2023. One of the reasons I picked Highland Expeditions was because they offered the option to sleep at base camp.
The team at Highland Expeditions did an excellent job taking care of every detail of our trek. Passang was very responsive to my pre-trip email questions and provided a sense of confidence that they were experienced and knew what they were doing.
We were fortunate to travel with another couple from Germany which made the trip even more enjoyable. The weather was very much in our favour, it rained the first day but after day one it was sunny and perfect. Our group consisted of one guide, one assistant guide, two porters and four trekkers. We rarely saw the porters as they left out early each morning carrying our duffle bags. The trail was a bit more crowded than we thought it would be.
You must prepare yourself that the Tea Houses are not luxurious and the trek is very physical. There is no heat in the Teahouse bedrooms. Even with pre-trip physical conditioning and taking Diamox, it was still a challenging trek. Kalapathar was the most difficult part of the trek.