Everest Base Camp Trekking – the No. 1 trekking of Nepal which is the dream of trekkers. To reach the summit of Everest is a grandeur success but not everyone can be successful. Hence, to be at the base of Mt. Everest is also a dream come true. Many trekkers every year visit Nepal with the main aim of trekking to Everest Base Camp and achieve their lifetime goals and enjoy the amazing moments there. Everest Base Camp Trekking can be done any time of the year but during winter, the temperature lowers to minus that makes some trekkers ill and high risk of avalanche or snowfall. Likewise, during the rainy season, the roads become so slippery difficult to walk through the roads. That's why autumn is considered to be the best season of the year for Everest Base Camp Trekking. Autumn season starts from September month till the end of November in Nepal.
Every trekker wants to have the delightful trekking. The weather after the summer and monsoon seasons are perfect and stable for trekkers to go for an adventurous trek. Every season has its distinctiveness but still these three months: September, October, and November are said to be the best months for trekking to Everest. Among these three months, September is more preferable and advisable.
Highlights of Trekking to Everest Base Camp in September
- Exciting flight forth and back from Kathmandu to Lukla
- Mind-blowing bird's eye view of the landscapes of Khumbu region
- Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar, the central hub for trade and gateway of Everest region
- Visit Tengboche monastery, the oldest monastery of Khumbu
- Astonishing cultures and traditions with amazing hospitality and amiability of the local Sherpa people
- The Khumbu icefall and Glacier
- Ngozumpa Glacier, the largest glacier in Nepal
- Sagarmatha National Park and its unique surroundings
- Traditional beautiful villages like Tengboche, Lobuche, etc. en route to Everest Base Camp
Why trek to Everest in September?
September is the transition month between monsoon and autumn season. The clear sky, the perfect range of temperature, the flawless climate during these months let you have the beautiful views of mountains, Himalayas, and surrounding landscapes. The post-monsoon weather might bring some occasional rainfalls and the pre-winter lets you feel cold climate. The temperature during early September usually ranges from 12 to 15 degrees Celsius at day time and minus 3 to 7 degrees Celsius during nights. Likewise, late September temperature ranges from 8 to 13 degrees Celsius during days and minus 1 to minus 4 degrees Celsius during nights. So, it is always advisable to carry rainproof gears as well as lightweight, warm gear. This is one of the reasons why late September is really considered to be the best time for trekking to the Everest Base Camp.
Plusses of trekking to Everest in September
Another advantage of trekking to Everest during September is fewer crowds. This lessens the traffic as the Everest Base Camp route and the tea houses as well are usually occupied. Less chance of getting good accommodation and the interest declines. September month actually provides the serenity you expect and desire. Like it is mentioned earlier, the soothing temperature, less windy environment, the clear backdrop of the Himalayas with exceptional views, and the greeneries of the surrounding, dirt, and pollution-free post-monsoon weather give you a pure perk of trekking to Everest. Be aware and be prepared for any minute changes in the weather as it is uncertain in the mountains.
The originality of local people is their peculiarity
Finally, the trail to the top of the world is a "Never to miss" opportunity to explore the dainty villages and feel the depth of the ancient cultures and traditions. The hospitality and amiability of the local people make you feel so comfortable that you will just relax and enjoy it. The traditional food items are yummy. The elegant villages, beautifully colored monasteries, the prayer walls, etc. enhance your spirituality. The tranquility and calmness en route to Everest Base Camp are simply soothing. You can even enjoy the sunrise and the sunsets from the tea houses you are staying in.
Be prepared with early preparations
Hence, to feel and gather as much as possible incredible mementos at Everest region, few suggestions are: Book Early to start Early September, Do light exercise daily to maintain the pace while walking, Carry a first aid kit including basic medications and insect repellents, protection gears for rain and cold climate, Basic toiletries, etc. Try to be light by avoiding unnecessary items during the trek. It will be easier to maintain pace while walking. Since this is the best time of the year to trek to Everest Base Camp, it is always recommendable to inform your agent ahead of time so that the hotels/teahouses/lodges can be booked at the right time to avoid any hassle during the trek. Always recommendable to our valued guests, plan any treks during September just to make sure you will get the best of what you desire. Time, Money, and Safety matter a lot.
Author: Step On Himalaya
Date: 11th September, 2019