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Everything you need to know about trekking Everest base camp in October

While trekking Everest Base Camp in October temperature is moderate. October is an autumn season in Nepal and is one of the best months to trek in Nepal including Everest Base Camp.

  • Author: TRA
  • Posted on: Mon Oct 21, 2019
Everest base camp trek in october

Trekking Everest Base Camp in October: Weather, Temperature

Pleasant weather and the best view of dramatic mountains is what you experience in your Everest Base Camp trek in October. Uninterrupted views of high mountains in warm weather attract thousands of trekking enthusiasts to Everest region each year. 

October has one of the most stable weather in comparison with other months of the year. Nevertheless, be prepared for a sudden change in weather as weather changes in no time in the Himalayas. Looming uncertainties your trip could tarnish your entire trip. Learn what to expect from your Everest Base Camp hike in October and know how to make most out of your trek to EBC. Keeping expectations closer to reality will save you from disappointment. This is a must-read blog if you are trekking to EBC in October.

Temperature And Weather On Your Trek To Everest

October is an autumn season in Nepal and is one of the best months to trek in Nepal including Everest Base Camp. While trekking Everest Base Camp in October temperature is moderate. It is neither too hot nor cold perfect to enjoy the trek in this pleasant weather. Expect nights to get colder as you trek to the higher elevation. It’s hard to predict the weather high in the mountains with precision. However, to give you a rough idea, expect temperatures at night to dip below freezing point when trekking above 4000 meters.  Also, the temperature at nighttime can become as low as -11 degrees Celsius. 

The minimum and maximum temperature of three consecutive years will give you an idea of the weather condition of the Everest region. 

Place

Elevation

2017

2018

2019

Max temp

Min Temp

Max temp

Min Temp

Max temp

Min Temp

Lukla

2840 m

19

-11

18

-11

24

-5

Namche Bazaar

3440m

19

-11

18

-11

18

-5

Tengboche

3860m

19

-11

18

-11

18

-9

Pangboche

3930m

19

-11

18

-11

18

-9

Dingboche

4410m

19

-11

18

-11

18

-12

Lobuche

4940m

19

-11

18

-11

18

-12

Source: accuweather.com

Hiking Everest Base Camp in October will give you a chance to enjoy the uninterrupted views of stunning mountains against the blue sky. There might be light rainfall in the month of October but is least problematic. Monsoon would have ceased away by this time of the year, spreading greenery and filling up rivers and lakes. 


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What To Expect On Your Everest Base Camp Trek In October?

October is certainly a popular month for a trek to Everest Base Camp. Like you everyone wants to enjoy the best views while trekking in Everest Region so be prepared for the crowd. 

It’s possible to enjoy the majestic views of mountains while flying in and out of Lukla airport. Don’t miss out on this opportunity! Breathtaking views of mountains will leave you spellbound, on a clear day. Try to sit on the left side of the airplane while flying into Lukla and on the right side of the plane on your flight back to Kathmandu. The flights to and from Lukla will be thrilling which will be etched in your memory forever. 

If you like interacting with people then you will get a lot of such opportunities. Everest Base Camp trek is more about the journey than the destination. You will get to meet people from different parts of the world and exchange experiences. Trekking with people with whom you share a common love for trekking in the mountain will enrich your experience. 

The trek to Everest Base Camp will help you know about your strengths and weaknesses. After a point trekking becomes more about your mental strength and will-power than physical fitness. While trekking in a group, you will be motivating and pushing each other. Standing in the Everest Base Camp surrounded by mountains will be individually unique experience and with a group of trekkers cheering each other makes the trek more special. Moreover, trekking has turned strangers into friends for life. 

It’s necessary to ask yourself if you are trekking Everest in October to find solitude. Thousands of trekking enthusiasts come to Nepal with a dream of trekking Everest Base Camp in October. Experiencing solitariness in this month might be difficult but is achievable. 

Make most out of your once in a lifetime trek to Everest Base Camp with the following tips. 

Tips To Make Most Out Of Your Everest Base Camp Trek In October

  • Book your trip at earliest with a reliable company. A good night's sleep after a long day trek in a clean and comfortable bed will become a luxury. During high season like October, a guide from a trusted company can arrange better. Enjoy the unobstructed dramatic views of high mountains in pleasant weather without worrying about accommodation and food.  
  • If trekking in the Himalayas means finding solitude then it might be difficult to experience. You can take alternative routes to Everest Base Camp but it will be slightly challenging than the regular hike route to Everest Base Camp. 
  • One of the famous festivals of the Everest region, Mani Rimdu falls either in October or November. Mani Rimdu is celebrated grandly in the popular Tengboche monastery with sacred mask dances performed by monks. The biggest monastery of the Khumbu region, Tengboche is also the vantage point to have a closer look at stunning Mount Ama Dablam. 
  • If you are a novice trekker then October is the best month to trek as you will face fewer challenges in regards to weather. Good weather is an important factor in making your trek wonderful. 
  • Dress appropriately to enjoy your trip to Everest Base Camp in October. Dress in layers. Include only those clothing items in your packing list that are made up of a wickable fabric. Avoid using cotton clothes at all costs as it traps sweat and takes longer to dry. You need to be able to layer up or down as per the change in temperature. 
  • It’s best to expect the unexpected on your hike to Everest Base Camp in October as well. The weather is mostly stable in October. Least chances of flight cancellation exist. You should not have a problem getting in and out of Lukla due to weather conditions. No one takes a guarantee of weather in the Himalayas so keep buffer days so that you don’t miss your international flight back home. 
  • Although ATMs are available in Lukla or Namche Bazaar, during high season they may run out of cash. Carry cash to save from a probable problem. 
  • Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is real and can happen to anyone regardless of one’s age, gender, physical fitness, etc. Ignoring the symptoms of AMS and not being honest with your guide regarding your health can become a fatal mistake. Acclimatization days will help you cope with altitude sickness and medicine is available to treat mild altitude sickness. 

Trekking Everest Base Camp April-May Versus October-November

 April-May is spring and October-November is an autumn season in Nepal. You will experience moderate temperatures in months of April-May and October-November. Daytime will be warm but temperatures at night can dip below freezing point. 

Your trail will be filled with rhododendron blooms and will be walking in the forest-covered with red, white, pink, yellow flowers. You can enjoy this colorful sight only in spring. 

The weather is mostly clear but the chances of haze covering the view of mountains cannot be ignored in April-May. However, you can enjoy the undisturbed views of snowcapped mountains in October-November or autumn. 

The possibility of rainfall or snowfall is high in April-May in comparison with that of October-November. 

If you are asking, ‘Is October is a good time to go to Everest Base Camp?’ then the answer is ‘Yes.’ You will get to enjoy the best views of breathtaking mountains in pleasant weather. If you are a novice trekker then trek to Everest in October as the month possesses the least threat in regards to weather. Also, you are less likely to get stuck in Lukla due to bad weather conditions. Trek with a reliable company to ward off problems arising due to high season with a high influx of trekkers. 


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Book with a Trust Worthy Company

Make sure you book your trek to Everest Base Camp with a reliable company like Third Rock Adventures. In a season with a high influx of trekkers, only a good guide from a trustworthy company can make necessary arrangements. Leave the hassle of making arrangements to us while you enjoy your Everest Base Camp trek. 

When you are in a place as beautiful as Everest, you will wish for more enjoyment and fewer worries. Trek at your own pace. Keep your trekking experience prior to the destination. Savor the dramatic views of the Everest region and experience unique Sherpa culture and tradition. 

At the time when solo traveling or an unguided trek is gaining popularity, trekking unguided in high altitudes like Everest isn’t advisable. Acute Mountain Sickness is real and emergency evacuations aren’t unheard of. Trekking in the Himalayas involves risk and trekking under the supervision of an experienced guide mitigates lots of risk. Also, a guide equipped with wilderness first aid training is an asset to any trekking group. 

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