Nepal has altogether four climatic seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. The best time to trek Everest Base Camp (EBC) is during September because you will only experience some traces of monsoon in early September. While in late September the rainfall decreases and starts the dry season.
Many trekkers prefer to visit Nepal for trekking in September due to the perfect weather and spectacular view of mountains. During this time, the weather is bearable in the Everest Base Camp and the skies are also clear.
This is an ideal time for trekking in the Himalayan region as you will get the best views of nature and its diversity.
You will get to witness stunning peaks including Mt. Everest, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse and much more in Everest region.
- A scenic flight to and from Lukla.
- Trekking to the lap of world’s highest mountain, Mt. Everest.
- Breathtaking view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, and many more.
- Sagarmatha National Park
- The culture of Khumbu Sherpa
- Exotic flora and fauna.
Everest Base Camp In September- Weather Condition
During this time, the weather of Everest Base Camp is relatively firm. It provides a pleasant temperature for trekking. The days are not much hot. So, you will have pleasant walks on the trails while witnessing the traces of monsoon rain.
The average temperature of September is around 15℃. In sunny days, the temperature may reach up to 20℃. While it reaches around -10℃ in the morning and at night.
In September, you can enjoy around 7 to 8 hours of sunshine per day. This represents the average numbers of hours in the daytime that the sun is visible and not conceal by cloud. So, you will have best views of mountains and the surroundings. For better visibility, you can trek early as the sky could turn cloudy in the afternoon.
Compared to other months, September is a relatively serene month. The average daily wind speed is around 8-11km/hr (roughly 5-7 mph).
Since Everest Base Camp is a high altitude trek, temperature and sunshine hours are not predictable due to changing weather conditions. There is a high chance of seeing clear sky letting you get the better view of mountains. But sometime, you may face with rain and snow falls.
So, it is better to be ready for any weather changes that may occur anytime in the mountains.
Trekking In September Packing List
You should always have a proper backpack before heading towards your trekking destination. It depends on where are you traveling and at what time you are traveling.
With proper packing you can make your treks easy at any time of the year. If you plan to trek in September it is good to wear and carry waterproof stuffs.
Some essential for Everest Base Camp Trek in September are:
- Hiking boots
- Sleeping Bag
- Trekking trousers and shorts
- Fleece jacket
- Insulated jacket
- Rain gear
- Bathing Suit
- Trekking Poles
- Hydration Bladder
- Sun protection hat
- Thermal socks
- Insect repellent
- Raincoat and umbrella
- Wet wipes
- Personal towel
Tips To Trek Everest Base Camp In September
- Set your own pace, walk slowly and let the way to yaks.
- At higher altitudes, your body will dehydrate faster. Make sure you drink enough water (3-4 liters per day).
- You need to be physically fit to hike along the trails.
- You can also trek with local experts.
- Always wear light T-shirts and breathable jackets and pants.
- Make sure you have a map and Everest Base Camp trekking book.
- Avoid consuming meat after you ascend higher from Namche Bazar.
- Have a good first aid kit with you.
- Bring chocolates and any treats that you want.
- ring water purifier or purification tablets.
Alternatives to Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest Panorama Trekking
If you are time-bound and want to avoid high altitudes, this trek is perfect for you. It is a 10 days trek for those who wish to get a closer glimpse of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Thamserku.
This trek begins from Lukla after taking a short flight from Kathmandu. Your final destination will be Tengboche village, encircled by snow-capped mountains. The Tengboche Monastery located here is also a spectacular viewpoint of the Everest Panorama.
The Everest Panorama trekking is the best way to explore the rich cultural heritage and the natural beauty of the Everest region within a short period of time.
- The short and thrilling journey towards Mt. Everest.
- Breathtaking views of the Everest Region
- Tengboche Monastery
- Lukla airport
- Explore the Sherpa culture, tradition and lifestyle.
- Experience the hospitality of the Sherpa People.
Everest Three High Pass Trek
This trek consists of three high altitude passes Kongma La Pass (5,535m), Cho La Pass (5,420m), Renjo La Pass (5,465m). You need to have a high stamina for this 16-day trek.
This trek consists of different places and lakes, along with the usual trail. You can even see the highest freshwater lake in the world, Gokyo Lakes.
- Lukla Airport- Known for its short runway.
- Gokyo valley and glacial lakes.
- Cho la (5420m) is a challenging pass that connects Dzongla and Thaknak villages.
- The trail is also famous for ice falls, glaciers, frozen lakes, and peaks.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How much does Everest Base Camp trek cost?
It generally costs around $1300-$1600 per person depending on the number of days you spend on the trek.
Please check Everest Base Camp Trek for more information.
What are trekking permits for Everest Base Camp Trek?
For regular Lukla to Everest Trek, you will need two different permits. These are Trekkers Information Management Systems (TIMS) and Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit. It is available both in Kathmandu and Lukla.
Cost of TIMS card:
Group trekker: NRs 1000,
Free individual trekker: NRs 2000 per person per entry.
SAARC countries cost of TIMS Card :
Group trekker: NRs 300,
Free individual trekker: NRs 600 per person per entry.
Is it necessary to have travel insurance for trekking to EBC?
Yes! Injury and altitude sickness are too common on this trek. So, it is best to pick up insurance before you go. Make sure the policy covers height up to 6,000 meters. in case of emergency.
Better safe than sorry!
How to Avoid Altitude Sickness while trekking to EBC?
These are some advice for you to avoid Altitude Sickness:
- Drink at least 4 liters of water a day.
- Don’t skip the acclimatization days.
- Ascend gradually and use the “trek high – sleep low” method.
- Make sure to avoid smoke and alcohol while trekking.
- Do not feel pressure to keep up with the group if you experience symptoms- go slowly
How busy are the trails in September?
During this time, the trails can get a little crowded. You will meet yaks, porters, and locals along the way. Make sure to book your hotels or tea houses early as it is a peak month. You will also find the best accommodation according to your budget on EBC trails.
Everest Base Camp Trek in September is the best time for you to get a perfect view of the mountains. During this time, the weather is perfect so the trek isn’t too hot and sweaty. Temperature is also bearable in the morning and at night.
If you are planning to trek to Everest Base Camp in September, please feel free to contact us. We are always there to help you with your trip.