Everest Base Camp Trek in October

Everest Base Camp Trek in October

Everest Base Camp Trek in October is the best time for adventure trekking in Everest. The EBC trekking package is best in October to explore the high Himalayas.

Everest: The dream adventure of many trekkers. Mount Everest is a region with an ultimate territory of majestic mountains, glaciers, Iceland and deep settlements. This is an area where people spell out a word “heaven” after visiting the Everest. Among all the visitors who visit Nepal every year or once a year, Everest is a most popular trekking place and everyone desires to visit the Everest base camp trek. Huge numbers of passionate trekkers visit Nepal to success the Everest Base Camp trekking adventure.

Similarly, October season is taken as the best season to trek over the Everest base camp. October season is end of monsoon season. This season have ultimate guaranteed clean weather almost. Due to the perfect climatic condition  Trekkking in Everest in October is damn perfect. The white snows and landscapes define the shapes of mountains in these days. The white eye scenic views of beautiful Himalayas comes near your eyes. The wind blowing slowly with small noise welcomes you  to the Everest region heartly.

Major Highlights of the Trek

  • You will start a trek from capital city, Kathmandu; sightseeing around.
  • Experience of cultural celebration (October is a season of festivals in Nepal)
  • The beautiful and adventurous flight to Lukla airport
  • Amazing scenic eye catching Himalayan views and landscapes surrounding around
  • Getting involve with Sherpa along their local traditions and accommodation
  • Visiting famous Buddhist Monasteries: Tengboche and Pangboche
  • Kalapathar Hiking
  • Panoramic view of Mount Everest
  • Walking through UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sagarmatha National Park
  • Witness the beauty of waterfalls, rivers and mountain trails

Weather at Everest Base Camp in October

Although, October has best weather to trek in Everest Base Camp, nobody wants to trek their trip in bad weather conditions. Everyone wants to trek in the best weather conditions which facilitate them. October has the weather condition which everyone wants.

PlaceElevationAvg TempMin TempMax Temp
Lukla2,829m10.9°C5.8°C16°C
Namche3,463 m7°C1.4°C12.7°C
Dingboche4,483 m1.8°C-5.3°C8.9°C
Lobuche4,910 m-0.7 °C-7.8°C6.5°C
Gorak Shep5180 m-1.8°C-8.9°C5.4°C

Benefits of Everest Base Camp Trek in October

Ideal Climate for Trek

Ideal Climate for Everest Base Camp Trek
Ideal Climate for Everest Base Camp Trek

October is the best season to trek over the Nepal. It offers the best weather conditions and temperature for the trek. The days becomes neither too hot nor too cold. The days become clear, high, warm and dry along fewer winds.

You can enjoy your trek without getting sweaty and chilly. October makes your trekking experience more enjoyable also. That bright and comfortable climate makes your route relax without any rush. The scenery in these months gets clear. Mountains get shapes with the clouds and snow with bright light rays of sun. The imagination can make you to close your eyes and remember the view. You can enjoy your trip to Everest Base Camp Trek in October freely.

Festival Month in Nepal

Festival in October
Festival in October

October is a season of festivals in Nepal. This offers you to test the local traditions of Nepalese people living around the Himalayas. The greatest festival of we Nepali people celebrate our huge culture in these months. Dashain and Tihar fall in these months. You can find the people celebrating the festival in each house. Everyone decorates their homes and temples with lights and color. You have great chance to experience the Nepalese culture and traditions in these months. So, you are heartly welcome to trek in Everest region in October.

Scenic Views

Scenic Views Everest Base Camp Trekking in October
Scenic Views Everest Base Camp Trekking in October

October is the most scenic months for trekking n Nepal. You will have a chance to view the exceptional views in day as well as night in these months. Those views of mighty mountains, surrounded landscapes make your trip relax able. The monasteries decorated in term of festivals with colorful flags give you the extra views. It gives you the great witness of tough high mountains and beautiful waterfalls with ice lands and glaciers. The sunny days offers you the clear view of amazing mountains. You can enjoy the clear nights with cloudless sky where you can view the uncountable bright stars and a moon. One also can enjoy the incredible view of sunrise and sunset from the mountains.

Vegetation

flora and fauna of everest base camp
flora and fauna of Everest base camp

In the route of Everest Base Camp Trek, you should pass through the Sagarmatha National Park. Sagarmatha National Park is the home to diverse alpine vegetation. October gives you the chance to enjoy the diverse flora and fauna. You can get the chance to walk over the forests. This month blows a red national flower Rhododendron. The orchids and oak trees give you the climatic experience of October. October is perfect month to enjoy the diverse flora and fauna. You also can walk along the forests with different medicinal plants and herbs. The lush greenery forest makes your trip enjoyable.

In lower region, you get chance to see the local production of vegetation field crops like paddy and millet.

Health Facilities

Health Facilities
Health Facilities

October is the busiest seasons for treks in the Everest region.  The Himalayan Rescue Association runs their health post at Pheriche region in this month. They offer emergency treatment as well. It holds free session talks on sickness, dangers and precautions to take the high altitude risks of the Everest region. Some professional doctors come here to consulate during this month.

Things to consider while trekking towards Everest base camp

Proper Gearing Up

Proper Gearing Up
Proper Gearing Up

In October, dressing in layer is important. The higher altitudes are colder. The morning and evening are colder than the days.  So make sure you pack all the essentials for you trek. Your clothing layers should include the three layers part of base layer, insulation layer and outermost layer. You outermost layer should be windproof and warm which will make you better warm and protect from wind. You should be ready with sleeping bags, pair of trekking boot, trekking poles and sleeping bags suitable for -20 degree celsius for the trek in October.

For lower regions you can pack a wide brimmed sun hat.

Guides and Porters

Guide and Porter
Guide and Porter

It is always safe to travel with guide and porter during the trek. They can ensure you the safe trails and give you the safety tips. A porter is always there to help relieve you of your burden. Nepal Trekking Company offer every one porter for every two trekkers. Proper guide can suggest you the best rest stops and tea houses along the safe way. They also can book all these in advance as October is the busiest season. Guide can tell about you the surrounded flora and fauna, landscapes and mountains. They can help you to interact with local people and local experiences. Be free we will offer you the reliable and professional guide and porter.

Insurance

Travel insurance is the best way to measure your good safety. As Everest Base Camp Trek is high altitude trek the weather in mountains can change drastically even in October. High altitude problem can be faced by anyone at anytime. Even accidents are also possible as the path is rough. Thus, going along insurance can come handy. Sometimes trek operators also don’t accommodate if you don’t have insurance. You need to get insurance from your own home country. Nepal is not full of such facilities yet. Make sure it covers the altitude up to 6000m in foreign countries like Nepal when you get insurance. Also be sure it covers helicopter rescue and emergency evacuation.

Preparation

It is always good to prepare yourself for the any trek you are going for. You should prepare yourself physically and mentally. During trek in Everest base camp you should walk daily for 4-5 hours. You have to trek to the altitude of 5545m. Hence, you should prepare well for the Everest Base Camp Trek. For physical preparation you can have training in some institutes which also might give you mental preparation solutions.

Difficulties during Everest Base Camp Trek

Difficulty in finding Lodges and Teahouse

Lodges and Teahouses
Lodges and Teahouses

As there are lots of hotels, lodges and teahouse in Everest region trek route, you might have problem in accommodation and staying. Many of the sources of accommodation get occupied easily in this season. Because October is a season where large numbers of trekkers visit in this season. You have to stand in queues for food even. Sometimes you also have to share room with other group of trekkers (of same sex).

Altitude

Altitude
Altitude

Those who haven’t travelled in mountains earlier might get altitude sickness in Everest Base Camp Trek. There are many altitude variations in ascending and descending the trekking trail.

Trail Itself

Trail Path to Everest
Trail Path to Everest

Everest Base Camp Trek has a rough trail. The trail is long and tedious for those who didn’t use to trek/hike earlier for long distance. The crazy mountain trails are daring. You may face many obstacles during the trek. There are even narrow trails in trek. You should be careful and confident. Nothing can stop your passion to complete the trek.

Permit and Fees

Trekking Permit and Fees in Everest Base Camp Trek
Trekking Permit and Fees in Everest Base Camp Trek

Permit and Fees are the most important things for trekking. 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:

Local Permit

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

Sagarmatha National Park
Sagarmatha National Park

Mt. Everest lies inside the National Park of Solukhumbu. Thus, Trekkers needs to get the necessary park entry permit to enetr 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.

Group Size

Group Everest Trekkers
Group Everest Trekkers

Our price term is decided according to the group size of people. We can organize the trekking with minimum 2 people and maximum 12. 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

Miscellaneous

  • Passport
  • 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
  • Goggles
  • Favorite Snacks (Chocolate bars, nuts, Etc.)
  • Toilet papers
  • Thermal Flask
  • Trekking Map

Clothing

  • Two base layer shirts (long sleeves)
  • Two trekking shirts (short sleeves)
  • Two pairs of trekking pants
  • Down jackets or fleece
  • Fleece pants
  • Sweat Shirts
  • Shorts
  • Rain proof jacket and pants
  • Winter hat
  • Gloves
  • Disposable underwear

Footwear

  • Hiking boots
  • Tennis Shoes (optional)
  • Flip Flops
  • Thick socks

Hiking Gear

  • Hiking poles
  • Stuff Sacks
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Liner for Sleeping bags
  • Headlamps

Personal Hygiene

  • Soap
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Mouthwash
  • Sanitary napkins/tampons
  • Hairbrush
  • Wet wipes
  • Face Towel
  • Sun block
  • Body Lotion
  • Lip Balm
  • Moisturizer

Electronics

  • Camera
  • Mobile Phones
  • Battery
  • Power Banks/ Adapters
  • Solar torch

Medication

  • Personal Prescriptions
  • Ibuprofens
  • Medical Tapes (for blisters)
  • Antibiotics (for diarrhea)
  • Diamox (for altitude sickness)
  • First Aid Medical kit
  • Oxygen

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