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Everest base camp trekking in September, October and November

July 30, 2018

Everest base camp trekking in September, October and November

The Everest base camp trekking is one of the most visited high-altitude trekking routes in Nepal. EBC trek begins from Kathmandu with a scenic flight to Lukla about 30-minute &  ends at Kathmandu.

Everest base camp trekking in September, October, and November are the best months especially two months October & November are even better months to trek in the Everest region (Gokyo valley trek, Ranjolapass trek, Gokyo Chola pass trek, 3 Pass trekking so on) September to November in Nepal is an Autumn season meaning, the monsoon is over and the weather is dry and clear every day, The temperature will be stable for few months and not so cold for trekkers this is why Everest base camp trekking in September, October, and November is the best to do as it is best 3 months for Trekking in Nepal. Autumn season is relatively easy also for the Everest base camp trekking in September, October, and November for Guide, Porters, and trekkers to walk because the walking paths will be dry and clean, Almost every day in September & November in the Everest region weather is just stable every day that means these months are not risked at all from the weather.

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In the Mountain region, the weather is unpredictable we never know about the weather, It can be the major obstacle of your trek at any time so that Everest base camp trekking in September, October, and November also should be well Prepared from every perspective. Trekking in the autumn season is a wonderful opportunity to explore the High towering peaks, green lush Forest, rugged landscapes, and indescribable scenic view.

Everest base camp trekking in September, October, and November these 3 months we can have an absolutely great time that we can find many colorful Flowers, green lush valley – vegetation beside that we also visit the Monastery, Stupa, Museum & Sherpa local traditions.

Trekking in Nepal in the Autumn season is the relatively best time because of weather especially but besides that, during this season there are so many festivals such as Dasain, Deepawali, Teez, Mani Rimdu, Makar Sankranti soon.., therefore, trekking in Nepal in Autumn(Sep-Nov), is not only a good time for Trekking it is also a good time to see the local culture as they have many festivals during this season.

There are hundreds of trekkers who fly every day from Kathmandu to Lukla for Everest base camp trek, Gokyo trek, Chola pass trek, high pass trekking, etc so that your accommodation and field staff(Guide & porters), need to be booked in advance as it very important because in September to November the volume of trekkers are just overflow can’t get Everything easily this is why if you are planning your holiday in autumn than you better book your all your essential things in advance for your secure trekking holiday in Nepal.

Seasonal conditions of Everest Base camp trekking: Autumn Season

The Monsoon has dwindled but a few tail-end clouds and showers ( or short-lived snow at altitude)must be expected. Locals and trekkers simply take cover in the nearest tea house and wait for the afternoon shower out. There is also a chance that the monsoon may quite have ended. staging a dramatic return for a fee week. The Jiri to Namche Bazaar section is either hot and sweaty under the fierce sun or perpetually grey and cloudy. While higher up it’s pleasant with cool but mostly frost-free nights.  If you skip the lower country, this is a particularly pleasant and under-trekked season. At this, the whole country changes from a lush verdant green into the harvest colors.

The weather condition in September, October & November for Everest base camp trekking:

in Autumn Season in the Everest region, the average temperature at night is a minimum of -4c & on Average, the day temperature above Lukla will be about 10c we can estimate. At the beginning of September and December, the temperature will be minus every day at least  -10 degrees Delicious.

The weather is clear every day early in the morning in the autumn season therefor if you are there to explore the high mountain peaks and valley views then you have to wake up early morning to see the stunning towering mountains.

What to sleep in when  it’s cold:

Surprisingly, if put on all your clothes to go to bed you feel constricted and you don’t get warm. using a -10 sleeping bag and underwear will be very comfortable to sleep and might be warm enough but if you are still cold you can ask a hotel owner or with your guide/porter before you go to bed if they have no extra blanket then but your down jacket on top of your sleeping bag. Alternately wear your down jacket but with only a t-shirt or thermal top on underneath. the main is trapping the air inst materials for your good sleep. you have a sleeping bed ensure that your window is closed or not, window cords are closed or not also your door then you can make it a warm bed with your clothes.

What are the major trekking gears we need to take with us for the EBC trek?

If you are trekking in the Autumn season which is mainly 3 months September, October & November then normal trekking gear will be enough.

There are many things for trekking and hiking but the major trekking equipment is as below:

  • Sleeping Bag-    Autumn Season trekking in Everest base camp quite crowded but good for weather and temperature. If you have a -10 c sleeping bag then it will be more than enough for this trek but make sure if you are renting from Kathmandu or another town your sleeping bag is -10 or just writing on. your sleeping bag must be fluffy and light to carry.
  • Sleeping bag liner-     Liner is very light to carry and also cheap to buy however it is really useful while you are trekking. in peak season there are hundreds of trekkers, local porters, Guides using the Lodges and blanket but the hotel doesn’t have enough time in high season to wash it meaning most of the blankets are smelly can’t sleep, so if you have your own liner for your sleeping bag then you can use it inside your sleeping bag which is very warm. if you cotton liner with is even better comfortable to sleep.
  • Boots:    Everest base camp trekking itself is a high region trek, and takes about 2 weeks ago and back from Kathmandu so you should have very good Boots for your trek as it is very important. if you have comfortable and waterproof Boots you can walk very easily, you don’t get any blisters while you are walking and also in case if there is snow on the way it is very important. when choosing boots look for good ankle support, plenty of toe room essential for the long descents (don’t overdo this) & furthermore remember that the boots should not be very heavy, check the inner liner-leather is OK & Cambrelle is even better if you have.
  • Down jacket-       It is one of the most useful trekking equipment for the high-altitude trek. find one of the fluffy and hand covering long light jackets with also hood. every day you have to wear it till you are back in Kathmandu so you should have good quality down jacket and very light to carry.

Similarly, you should take a good quality bag pack, paint long and short, warm hat, cap or hat, Sun Glasses, watch, Torchlight, socks, fleece jacket, general medical kid box, thermal, underwear, knife, Gloves, towel, sunglasses Toiletries so on…

Accommodation-      The Everest Base camp trekking is a popular trekking route in Nepal where hundreds of trekkers visit every day. in the high season, September to November your accommodation should have Pre-booked either thought your agency who organize your trip or your guide because we can’t find Accommodation in a tea house in peak season.

when you begin your walk from Lukla all the way to Everest base camp and back to Lukla you don’t need to bring a tent or similar like that you can find lodges, the Tea house at each camp we stay. nowadays if you google the name of the hotel/ lodges you can find the contract number though but if you tell about your accommodation reservation in advance with your travel agency or Guide then it is confirmed. The lodges are limited because there are sort of rules from Sagarmatha national park and from Sherpa communities hence, over 4000 m especially there are just a few small lodges. you will have private rooms in the lodge but they twin sharing bedroom in general. the rooms you have during the trek will be quite nice insulated made by ply and teen so if you have a quite quality sleeping bag then you can sleep comfortably. there are many different categories of lodges in the Khumbu region especially till Namche Bazaar, the normal rate for a tea house cost you about 5 to 10 $ for a twin bedroom and if you are staying very well-insulated building with a comfortable bed and all then the cost will be about 40$ however, the accommodation will be cheap during Everest base camp trek.

About Food on the Everest Base Camp Trek:

Everest base camp trek is one of the high altitude region treks in the world in this reason there are so many people every day to get the experience of a lifetime. Food during your trek in a high altitude area is one of the most important things that you need energy for your body while you are walking. The food relatively in Everest base camp trek is much better than other parts of the trekking region here in Nepal however, you have to expect mountain-style taste and try don’t expect western cooking and all as you are in the high mountains where only limit foods supply and many people’s visits.

The foods are easily available in each lodge during Everest base camp trek as it is readily available. When you are checking in to the tea house/lodges then you can have hot meals there according to the menu. The price of food and accommodation, in general, is the same wherever you stay in the tea house. There are all imported food supplied by yaks and porters from Namche and Lukla so the foods are quite expensive compared to other trekking routes in Nepal.

Vegetable item food is relatively safe to eat if you have sensitive stomach than just take vegetable food instead of meat items because all meats are supplying all the way from Kathmandu -Lukla and furthermore till EBC so takes quite some time to reach at the lodge so we highly recommend you to take fresh food till you are back to Lukla.

Every lodge during the Everest base camp trek serves you western food, Chinese foods, Nepali, Indians, and Italians so on your choice, you can have food from the lodges. The meals generally cost 5 $ Up to 10$ and drinking water cost from 0.5$ up to 4$ per liters.

Guide and Porters:

In Everest base camp trekking you better go with a guide or porter for your safety and comfort because in high season if you are alone or with guide porters you have to wait very long for your food because there are many people inside and the fact is that most of the guides know the person inside the kitchen so if you have a guide with you your food comes on the table very quickly.

There are many categories of guides most of the smarts guides are quite expensive to hire from 30 up to 100$ a Day, but they can tell you each and every single story about the region. As you know that Everest base camp trekking is going through Sherpa villages and they are all buddies people meaning we get to see so many Stupas, monasteries, Mani walls prayer flags and Museum, so if you have good English speaker guide he can explain you everything about local culture, traditions, what to do, what not to do during the trek, so having a guide or at least porters is a good idea to make your lovely holiday. If you are a budget Everest base camp travelers then you can have a freelance guide who will guide you to Everest base camp and back and pay just his salary of about 25$ – 50 $ a day.

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