Trekking at the lap of the world Mount Everest is a dream come true for many trekkers. This trek is one of the most exciting and adventurous journey anywhere in the world. Everest Base Camp trek is possible in every season except winter season. But Everest Base Camp Trek in Autumn will ensure your trek to be fruitful because you will be able to view the mountains clearly and walk in clear paths.
Autumn season is the king of season for trekking in Nepal. You can view breath taking views from distance with clear skies and snow capped mountains.
Everest Base Camp Trek Highlights
- View of the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest
- Experience traditions, cultures, and lifestyle of the “Sherpa” people and other local ethnic tribes
- Tengboche Monastery, the oldest monastery of the region
- Magnificent views of some of the highest mountains in the world like Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Changtse, Ama Dablam, and other famous peaks in the region
- Namche Bazaar (3,450 m), the highest trade center in the world
- One of the most exciting flights in the world: to and from Lukla.
- The Everest region is rich in flora and fauna and a unique Himalayan ecosystem.
- The region is home to exotic wildlife- snow leopard, Himalayan bear, red panda, musk deer.
- Khumbu glacier, the largest glacier of Nepal.
Everest Base Camp Trek in Autumn ( September, October & November )
Autumn ( September, October & November ) is the peak season for trekking in Nepal.
September mark the start of the peak season for trekking in Nepal. With the start of September thousands of travelers come to Nepal, to experience Everest Base Camp Trek. Although, you can expect minimum rainfall during early days of September. The rainfall usually occurs during the morning and the evening, so you will have clear sky during the day time and can continue your trekking.
October is the middle of Autumn season in Nepal. You can expect clear skies during day time and at night. The temperature during this month is moderate throughout the day and night. You can expect a healthy number of trekkers during this month.
November is the best time for Everest Base Camp trek. You don’t need to worry about rainfall, snowfall or extreme cold. This month is perfect for trekking.
Weather at Everest Base Camp Trek in Autumn
The clear skies offer you magnificent views of the beautiful, surrounding mountains and landscapes. The monsoon clouds can still linger in early September in Nepal. But the weather is clear from Mid September to November.
The weather and climate in Autumn are reliable and pleasant. It beats the summer heat, torrential rainfalls, and cold freezing winter.
During Autumn, the nights and early mornings at the mountain region is cold but not as cold as in winters. The day temperature varies from 18 degrees Celsius to 24 degrees Celsius. During the nights, the temperatures drop to 5 – 7 degrees Celsius.
At higher altitudes, the temperatures vary between 10-20 degrees Celsius. So, be sure to pack your clothes, equipment and supplies accordingly.
You need to have light, summer clothes for the warm days, warm, winter clothes for the nights and cold mornings. Be sure to pack rain/windproof jacket, pant and backpack cover for the occasional downpour during early September.
Accommodation during Autumn
This season is peak season for trekking in Nepal. So, almost all the tea houses in every trekking routes are pack during this season. Therefore, you should consult a professional travel agency to assist with your accommodation.
You don’t need to be a professional climber or athlete to trek to Everest Base Camp. However, you need to be fit enough to walk 6/7 hours on rough terrains to safely and comfortably do this trek.
Training for trekking in Nepal will provide you a guideline about things you can do to prepare yourself physically and mentally.
The best way to train is to do frequent hikes to your nearby hills at least a month before your actual trek.
Autumn season is the peak season for trekking in Everest region. But this can also bring complexity like finding a suitable tea house for your stay at night.
So, we recommend that you take guide during Everest Base Camp trek because it will ensure you a perfect place to stay at night and it will help you reach your destination without any problems.
Walking on rough terrains 6/7 hours on a daily basis will be a challenge for most people. Having an extra burden to carry will make it more difficult and uncomfortable. Having a porter minimizes this.
You will also be free to explore the landscape, trails, and villages.
If you are trekking during Autumn, you may not have to pre-book.
From mid-late September, you may have a difficult time finding good places to stay and eat at if you don’t pre-book.
We recommend you to pre-book everything so that you get the best of everything while on your trek in Autumn season.
Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary – 15 Days
Day 01: Pick up from Airport and drive to your hotel (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Day 02: Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu
Day 03: Fly to Lukla from Kathmandu Airport and trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft)(8km) (3 – 4 hours) (Tea House)
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar Trek (3,438m/11,280 ft): 11km, 5 – 6 hours (Tea House)
Day 05: Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,284ft (Tea House)
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 10km, (5 – 6 hours) (Tea House)
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 9km, 5 – 6 hours (Tea House)
Day 08:Acclimatization at Dingboche (Tea House)
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 7km, 5-6 hours (Tea House)
Day 10: Trek to Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594 ft): 13km, 6-7 hours (Tea House)
Day 11: Trek to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) to Pheriche (4,288m/14,070ft): 16km, 7-8 hours (Tea House)
Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280 ft): 20km, 6 – 7 hours (Tea House)
Day 13: Flight from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,860m/9,186ft): 19km, 6 – 7 hours
Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla
Day 15: Final Departure
Everest Base Camp Trek Map
Trekking in Nepal to the Everest Base Camp is possible throughout the year including August with the right preparation, equipment, gear and flexible number of trekking days.
It is adventurous, challenging and thrilling experience. The rainfalls are usually sharp and short and should not bother your trek.
You will never have to worry about accommodation or meals as the trails will be less crowded.
Due to the rain, the forest, terrace farms, valleys, hills and the trails will be more lush and green making for spectacular views of the landscape and surrounding. You can enjoy the forests at their best along with the blooms of alpine flowers.