Everest Base Camp Trek in September is good time for trekking in the Himalayas. The weather is good even there is a little change of raining.
Nepal is a mountainous country along home of thousand of Himalayas. It is most famous country for activities like trekking, mountaineering, mountain climbing, mountain expedition, etc. Huge number of trekkers visits Nepal by year for dreaming their success of climbing over the Everest Base Camp. The most another factor which is important for all these is climate. There’s no value if you face climatic problem in your trip. You can’t enjoy as you thought and may not satisfy in your trekking journey. Thus, Everest Base Camp Trek in September is the perfect Month. September is a perfect month seems for trekking in Everest Base Camp. September approaches in the Everest Region as this month is the end of monsoon season. The month welcomes the autumn season by ending rainy. Everest Base Camp Trek is most desired trekking destination.
The monsoon of beginning season cleans up the atmospheres’ dust. It makes the view and scenes clear and beautiful. The tower peaks are amazingly viewed. The day time is mild which makes the day hikes suitable. You will love the traditions and cultures of Himalayan Sherpa peoples. The hospitality of local Sherpa people is inspiring to all visitors. Trekking to Everest Base Camp in September is really an amazing trip. You can enjoy the magnificent landscapes and diverse natural flora and fauna in the Everest Base Camp.
Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek in September
- The short scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.
- Thrilling experience of flight
- Aerial views of high hills, impressive mountains, snowy peaks and ice glaciers.
- Everest Base Camp Itself
- Unique tradition and culture of Sherpa people
- Getting insight into day to day lifestyle of Tibetan people
- The monasteries like Tengboche and Dingboche
- Sagarmatha National park, UNESCO world heritage sites
- Diverse range of Flora and fauna
- Magnificent view of panoramas of the Himalayas including Lhotse, Pumori, Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest, etc.
Temperature of Everest Base Camp Trek in September
There is always a huge difference between the day time temperature and night time temperature in Everest Region. September let experience us the pre winter weather at the Everest base camp. Temperature gets cold in late September than in early September. Day time temperatures are mild while night time temperature gets chilly. The temperatures in night decreases to 0 degree Celsius or below it and in day time, the temperature ranges from 8-15 degree Celsius. During September, temperature in nights become from 7 to -1 degree Celsius.
Benefits of Trekking Everest Base Camp Trek in September
Less Crowded Trails
September is less popular month for trekking in autumn rather than others. The post monsoon weather can make rain sometimes. Though the region still remains affected by monsoon weather, the trail becomes peaceful. Thus, the trails are less crowded. If you love quieter trails than September it is good for you to travel in this month rather than other. Trekking Everest Base Camp in September is the best option.
The air and dust are clean away from the atmosphere due to the previous monsoon months. The views on the atmosphere get so clear and amazing. You can view the magnificent Himalayas closer to you. The sunny sky for the amazing inspiration inspires you along the whole way. Diverse flora and fauna on hills are major attraction for trekking Everest Base Camp in September.
The beginning monsoon rains give the life for vegetation on the autumn over the trail. The greenery forest starts blooming with buds and looks denser. Leaves and branches of trees grow on green and beautiful. The pastures even grow with shrubs and small grasses. You may see herd of yaks grazing on the green pastures on the trail. The clean and green surrounding is the best highlight of trekking Everest Base Camp in September.
September is the starting month of trekking season. There will be lesser number off trekkers on the Everest trails. You will have many options in food and accommodation in the trail. You won’t have to stand in queues for food and other things unlike in popular months like October. Trekking Everest Base Camp in October is very seasonal month. There you may face many problems regarding accommodation. Trekking Everest Base Camp in September is the actual month for trekking freely with adequate facilities of accommodation and foods.
Fewer Chances of Flight Delays and Cancellation
The weather in September remains stable generally. So, you will not face problem of flight delays and cancellation. Trekking Everest Base Camp in September is easy due to this climatic sense.
Difficulties during Everest Base Camp trek in September
You have to reach at the altitude of 5643m at Kalapathar above sea level for Everest Base Camp trek. Altitude is one of the biggest challenges during the trek. You may face altitude sickness in the trek along Everest base camp trek. The altitude also may vary with ascending and descending trail. So, be safe with this problem. Do not try to ignore the symptoms of altitude sickness if you start feeling it. It may take you to serious sickness later. It may be better if you take rest if such problems occur you instead of trekking hardly.
Unpredictable Temperature at Base Camp
The Everest Base Camp has unpredictable weather and temperature. The first half, almost 15 days of September experiences with monsoon season. The trails become difficult when it rains. It may slip your feet on way of path during trail. The temperature in night becomes cold severely rather than in days. It will be tough to stay in cold temperature at base camp.
As, the Everest Base Camp trek- trek to the world highest mountain of course the trail becomes difficult. The trail routes are not well developed still. The paths are rough and not well managed. In September, sometimes it may rain. It more causes difficulty in travel. You may fell low in energy walking through some difficult section in trek. We suggest you to carry some energy drinks and bars which will supply you some instant energy.
When the altitude rises, then it challenges to budget too. The cost of food, facilities and accommodation increases along increasing in altitude. So, we suggest you to carry extra money for the trip. It avoids the budget problem.
Tips for Everest Base Camp Trek in September
There are high chances of raining in early September. It may rain in lower altitudes. It may snow in higher altitudes. Mornings usually becomes clear. Generally, we see raining in noon only like in evening and during late afternoons. So, we give you a tip that starts your trip early to reach your destination before you encounter with rain and snow. It will be better to start your trip since morning time for trekking Everest Base Camp in September. You can enjoy the views more clearly in the morning time. The cloud blocks the enchanting peaks in noon if it is going to rain.
Carry Insect Repellent and Tablet Salts
You need to carry some insect repellent and tablet salts while you may find some leeches and earthworms in the way at lower altitude. Due to previous monsoon regions those insects appear till mid September on the lushes’ way. So, carrying insect repellants help you to escape from leeches. Though, density of leeches gets low on ascending altitude. Tablet salts help you to avoid leeches to stick on your body.
Carry a piece of Leech socks
It will be worse to find blood thirsty leeches attaching on your feet during the trek. You have to prevent yourself during the trek in leech bites at lower terrains. You can get pair of leech socks. It will be perfect to avoid leeches.
Carry Waterproof Backpacks
The weather on the higher altitudes is always unpredictable. Everest Base Camp could have been worse or better in September. Though, September rains till mid month. So, waterproof backpacks help you to protect your necessaries from water in Everest Base Camp Trek in September.
Permit and Fees for Trekking Everest Base Camp in September
Permit and Fees are the most important things for trekking Everest Base Camp Trek in September. You need to collect the respective permit to trek in Everest Region. In general one should obtain TIMS card for trekking in Nepal. TIMS card should be compulsory with every trekkers. The price of TIMS card is US $10 and local charge is US $20/person. In the term of Everest Base Camp Trek, the permits you need are:
One can get the local permit at khumbu region in Monjo. You should pay US $20. You also can get it at Tourism Board at Kathmandu even.
Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit
Mt. Everest lies inside the National Park of Solukhumbu. Thus, Trekkers needs to get the necessary park entry permit to enter Sagarmatha National Park. You should show those permit cards in the checkpoint of Monjo. There are away few checkpoints on the way where you need to show your permits. If you are travelling through the trekking agency, they will manage all the permits of yours. The permit price for Sagarmatha National Park is US $34/ person.
You can get permits in both Kathmandu and Monjo. Price reasonable is also same on both places.
Our price term is decided according to the group size of people. We can organize the trekking with minimum 2 people and maximum 12 for Everest Base Camp Trek in September. It will be easier to you if you have your group. If you are solo traveler the price will be bit expensive. If you trek in group, price will be cheap as well. The more number of trekker, the less you should pay.
Packaging List for Everest Base Camp Trek
- Money (there are less ATM in this regions)
- Pen and Note (to note the details and account of the experience of the trek)
- Sunglasses (UV protection)
- Water Purification Tablets
- Favorite Snacks (Chocolate bars, nuts, Etc.)
- Toilet papers
- Thermal Flask
- Trekking Map
- Two base layer shirts (long sleeves)
- Two trekking shirts (short sleeves)
- Two pairs of trekking pants
- Down jackets or fleece
- Fleece pants
- Sweat Shirts
- Rain proof jacket and pants
- Winter hat
- Disposable underwear
- Leech Socks
- Hiking boots
- Tennis Shoes (optional)
- Flip Flops
- Thick socks
- Hiking poles
- Stuff Sacks
- Sleeping Bags
- Liner for Sleeping bags
- Sanitary napkins/tampons
- Wet wipes
- Face Towel
- Sun block
- Body Lotion
- Lip Balm
- Mobile Phones
- Power Banks/ Adapters
- Solar torch
- Personal Prescriptions
- Medical Tapes (for blisters)
- Antibiotics (for diarrhea)
- Diamox (for altitude sickness)
- First Aid Medical kit
- Insect Repellant and Tablet Salts