Everest Base Camp Trek in autumn is one of the best times to relish the exhilarating beauty of the Himalayas. Starting from September to November, the adventure of the Khumbu region is considered supreme during this peak trekking season. The stable weather, blue skies, clear visibility, and the chill morning and evening with a moderate temperature make it a perfect time for an outdoor adventure.
The fresh terrain washed by the monsoon rain, soaring rivers, and sparkling mountains on a clear day make the adventure on the ‘steps-to-heaven’ actually seem like a hearty piece of paradise left behind for us.
But that’s not all that makes the autumn season the best time to set out on the exploration to admire the glorious Himalayas; autumn is also the season that boasts some of the major festivals in the Hindu religion. Nepal, being a Hindu-majority country; you will get an opportunity to explore the cultural and religious prospects throughout the country during this season.
Expedition Packages– Everest Base Camp Trek in Autumn
If you are looking for the exploration that takes you to the heart of the Khumbu region and, of course, to the foothills of the greatest snow-capped wonder in the world, Mt. Everest (8,849 meters), here are two of our most loved and adored packages that have won heart adventuring soul that collaborated with us.
12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Overview- Regular 12 Days Everest Base Camp
1 pax – USD 1385,
2-5 pax USD 1285
5-10 Pax USD 1250
This exciting 12-day EBC Trek has been tailored specially to explore the full glory of the Everest region. This beautiful trekking experience follows the enchanting paths to the Khumbu region from diverse natural landscapes and passes some of the most iconic Himalayan landmarks and high-altitude civilizations. And, of course, the clear, unobstructed views of the Himalayan massifs will make every day’s adventure an exhilarating and gratifying experience.
Commencing after a short cross-valley flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, this 12-day EBC Trek will take you to Phakding on the first day of the trek. Then you will gradually follow the route towards the trading hub of Khumbu, Namche Bazaar, and head towards Tengboche, walking parallel to the Dudh Koshi River and Imja Khola. After that, in the latter part, you will trek to Dinboche, pushing toward Lobuche, from there you will hike up to Gorak Shep, the last residential civilization en route to Everest Base Camp, and finally stand at the foothills of the tallest mountain in the world.
But the adventure doesn’t end here; the exploration of the Khumbu region wouldn’t be complete without standing at the top of Kalapatthar to take a deep breath and embrace the magnificence of the whole Khumbu region. After concluding the expedition, you will follow the downward trail to Pherice and retrace your steps back to Namche Bazaar– Lukla.
12 Days Outline Itinerary
Day 1: Flight to Lukla (2860m) from Kathmandu and short trekking to Phakding (2,804 meters)
Day 2: Uphill trekking from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3.445 meters)
Day 3: Acclimatization day and short exploration in Namche Bazaar
Day 4: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,850 meters) trek
Day 5: Trekking upto Dingboche (4,350 meters) from Tengboche
Day 6: Rest-acclimatization and exploration day at Dingboche
Day 7: Dingboche to Lobuche (4,950 meters)
Day 8: Morning trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,160 meters), pushing for the Everest Base Camp (5,364 meters) and trekking back to Gorakshep
Day 9: Early morning hike to Kalapatthar (5,554 meters) for sunrise view and descending to Pheriche (4,371 meters)
Day 10: Trekking downhill from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,445 meters)
Day 11: Retracing steps back to Lukla (2860m) from Namche Bazaar
Day 12: Early morning short flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
9 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Overview- Everest Base Camp Helicopter Return 9 days
1 pax – USD 2700
2-5 pax USD 2500
Specially designed for those adventurous souls who don’t have enough time on their hands (of course, vacation days, not the counting days) and those who want to soak in the natural allurements of the Khumbu region without putting too much strain on their body (always respect your elders), this is wonderful Himalayan exploration that blends well with traveling in style is an ideal package.
The trekking distance from Lukla to the Everest Base Camp is approximately around 65 km (40 miles), so including the return trek to the starting point, you would have to cover a total trekking distance of 130 km (80 miles). But, instead of retracing your steps back to the gateway of Everest, you will return to Kathmandu via a scenic helicopter flight in style.
Like the Regular 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek, this expedition also starts with an early morning flight to Lukla and a trek to Phakding. Following the routes of the Himalayas, you will not miss any highlight points of the Khumb expedition, like Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorakhep, and Kalapatthar.
9 Days Outline Itinerary
Day 1: An early morning flight to Lukla (2860m) from Kathmandu and descend to Phakding (2,804 meters)
Day 2: Phakdin to Namche Bazaar (3.445 meters) trekking
Day 3: Acclimatization and exploration day of the Sherpa capital
Day 4: Ascending to Tengboche (3,850 meters) from Namche Bazaar
Day 5: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,350 meters) trek
Day 6: Acclimatizing at Dingboche
Day 7: Trekking to Lobuche (4,950 meters) from Dingboche
Day 8: Conquest day, trekking from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,160 meters) to Everest Base Camp (5,364 meters) and back to Gorakshep
Day 9: Early morning trek to Kalapatthar (5,554 meters) and back to Gorakshep, flight back to Kathmandu via helicopter from Gorakshep
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Why Autumn is the Best Time?
Here are a few reasons why you should consider setting out on the adventure to the Everest Base Camp during the autumn season.
- Considered to be the best time for high-altitude trekking adventures in Nepal, pleasant weather perfect for outdoor adventures
- Unobstructed clear views of the serenity and magnificence of the Himalayan massifs
- Cool breezy mornings and evenings that rile up the adventurous spirit ad make exploration fulfilling
- No risks of heavy downpours and foggy days that cover the entire region
- Fresh and pleasant hikes on terrains washed up by monsoon rain
- Greener forests, lively rivers, and waterfalls nourished by monsoon
- The festive season that houses some of the major festivals in the Hindu religion, like Dahsain, Tihar, and Chhath
- The best and low-risk season that bypasses natural disasters
Overview of Everest Base Camp Trek in Autumn?
Although both spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are considered the peak season for high-altitude trekking adventures in Nepal, most experienced mountaineers and trekkers the latter season. The unobstructed view of the glorious Himalayan region with favorable and stable weather, with cool and mild temperature days, attract a lot of trekking enthusiast to the country.
The autumn season officially starts in the month of September, and the climate is normally friendly and stable. As it is the month that declares the start of the post-monsoon season, the monsoon rain may still linger around for a bit and you might see some light rainfall. But, it also means that the trace of flourishing green due to rainfalls makes the lower region lush and colorful.
In the early part of September, the trails in the lower regions are still wet, but it will start to get dryer at the end of the month. The temperature in this month is pretty stable; you will see the maximum elevation of the temperature from 15°C to 20°C during the days and can drop upto 1°C to -5°C during early morning and night.
After the trace of monsoon completely wipes off during mid-September, this is ideally the best time for outdoor adventure in the autumn season. As it is a great balance between the stable season and mild temperatures, many experienced trekkers choose this month to set out on the exploration of the Khumbu region. The dry trails, unparalleled views of the magnificent Himalayas, with consistent outdoor walking temperatures make October a top-recommended period for Everest Base Camp Trek in Autumn.
Also, the flights to Lukla have a very low probability of getting canceled during this month for an unimpeded adventure.
The temperature in the month of October is around 12°C in the daytime and can go about -5°C at night; so, balancing everything out, it is neither too cold nor too hot during this month. And it is also the month where the biggest festival in the Hindu religion of the country takes place, Dashain, which lasts approximately around 15 days.
Although the cold winter days start to bud from the latter half and end of November, it is still a favorable month for Everest Base Camp Trek in Autumn. If your trekking adventure is pushing around the latter half of this month, it won’t be unusual for you to see light snowfall at the higher altitude points of this trekking. The closer your adventure is to the end of the month, the more you will feel the winter breeze and the weather that gradually overtakes the autumn season. And the days will start getting shorter and shorter, making the cold nights longer.
The temperature in the region is around 4°C during the daytime at a minimum and can drop to a minimum of -15°C during nighttime. Due to the gradual drop in the temperature at high altitudes, you will start seeing foggy mornings, but the days are still usually bright and clear. If you are planning an adventure to the heart of Khumbu in this month, you need to prepare yourself to embrace the cold and pack the right thermal wear for the expedition.
Hindu festivals like Tihar ‘Deepawali,’ a 5 days festival, and Chhath, a four-day celebration fall in this month. So, if you pick the right time, you can add the exploration of cultural and religious perspectives of the country in your Himalayan exploration.
Everest Base Camp Trek in Autumn is certainly an exhilarating experience that blends well with the weather and temperature for the outdoor adventure. If you do not want to miss the exploration of the heart of the Khumbu region in this perfect season that rewards you with an unforgettable immersive experience, book your adventure with us today!!
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