Everest Base Camp Trek in September

Everest Base Camp Trek in September

Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trek in September is one of the best trekking destinations in the world. A glorious view of Mt Everest is what awaits you at the end of your EBC trek in September.

Sun rays in all its glory of colors fill skies at dawn and dusk similarly. It is just a glimpse of what you will experience on your trek to Everest Base Camp in September. It adds to an exceptional adventure, thrill, and wonder.

EBC trek in September itself is iconic. But, while you follow the route to Everest Base Camp, you will see much more than just Mt Everest. Mountains such as Mount Ama Dablam, Mount Nuptse, and Mt Lhotse.

Mount Everest stands at the height of 8,848m from sea level while the Base Camp stands at an altitude of 5,380m. So, trekking to the lap of this giant peak will be an adventure throughout the year. And the alluring month of September is one that no one should miss!

EBC Weather in September

EBC Weather in September

September at EBC brings an excellent atmosphere that you will enjoy to experience. It is the peak season for trekking to Everest Base Camp. The monsoon ends in August and then Autumn begins from September in Nepal. It means that the skies will be bound to open clear. And the views of the majestic mountains look even more beautiful.

Temperature of EBC in September

As the winter nears, it does mean the mercury falls, especially during the night time. The average daytime temperature ranges from 18 to 24 degrees Celsius. So, it is pretty warm and welcoming.

At night the temperatures drop significantly and occasionally reach below freezing point. The average temperature at night remains between 5-7 degrees Celsius.

Wind

The wind is also a significant factor in determining the temperature. The average daily wind recorded in September is around 8—11 km/hr (roughly 5-7 mph). You should pack insulating or windproof jackets to protect yourself from the wind.

You will always encounter extreme weather conditions at the passes and in Everest Base Camp.

A more detailed estimation of the temperatures in September is as follows:

Place Elevation Average Temperature Minimum Temperature Maximum Temperature
Lukla 2,829 m 13.5°C 9.5°C 17.5°C
Namche 3,463 m 10.1°C 5.8°C 14.5°C
Dingboche 4,483 m  5.9°C 0.3°C 11.5°C
Lobuche 4,910 m 3.9°C -1.7°C 9.6°C
Gorakh Shep 5,180 m 3.0°C -2.6°C 8.7°C

EBC Food and Accommodations in September

EBC Food and Accommodations in September

The autumn season is one of the peak seasons for trekking. It means that the tea houses, as well as the trekking routes, will be quite overcrowded. But, this also means that most of the hotels and tea houses will remain operated.

So, you will get a chance to enjoy a comfortable stay. But you need to book them in advance.

Due to the high number of trekkers, the prices may go slightly higher than the off-seasons.

You are served rice, lentils, and local vegetables throughout the trek. But, don’t worry as other alternatives will also be available.

EBC Trek Difficulty in September

EBC Trek Difficulty in September

Everest Base Camp trek is one of the most difficult ones. You have to walk for about 6 to 7 hours each day. And sometimes the trekking routes are quite steep.

Compared to monsoon and winter seasons, Everest Base Camp trek in September is less stressful. It is among the best time for the trek in the Everest region. The Monsoon will be over by this time so the rain won’t bother you at all.

Also, winter is yet to arrive, and the cold will not be a problem either. Thus, the difficulty of the trek is quite less during September.

Porter Services

Porter Services

The temperature gradually decreases in September. You need to pack clothes for both cool summer and cold weather. You will have to take some winter-climbing equipment if you trek at the end of September.

You should hire a porter to carry your luggage. A porter can help lighten your load, leaving you free to explore the trails and villages.

Items to carry to EBC during September

Items to carry to EBC during September

The temperature gradually decreases during September. You will need to pack clothes for both cool, summer weather and cold weather. You might also have to take some winter-climbing equipment if you trek at the end of September.

You should hire a porter to carry your luggage. A porter can help lighten your load leaving you free to explore the trails and villages.

Clothing

  • Well insulated jacket and trousers
  • Few pairs of thermals
  • Few pairs of warm full sleeve breathable t-shirts
  • Few pairs of warm trousers
  • Fleece-lined jacket/insulating jacket
  • Trekking Trousers
  • Waterproof gloves
  • Water insulating trekking boots
  • Warm socks
  • Warm cap
  • Few pairs of clean underwear
  • Sun hat

Gear

  • Trekking Poles
  • Gaiters
  • Handspikes
  • Toiletries

Documents

Travel documents and your personal documents to keep in check.

  • Trekking permits
  • Passport

Cash

An ATM is available at Lukla and Namche Bazaar, but you cannot entirely rely on it. Therefore, we recommend you exchange your foreign currency into Nepalese currency in Kathmandu. Some hotels provide this service, but money changers in market areas offer the best rates. Your daily expenses during the trek will be around US$ 25 per person.

For a general idea on official exchange rates, please follow https://www.nrb.org.np/fxmexchangerate.php

Trekking Trail Options for September

Here are some of the rustic and classic routes that you can take.

Short Trekking Trails for September

Everest Base Camp Short Trek – 10 Days

Everest Base Camp Short Trek - 10 Days

The Everest Base Camp Short Trek in September is a perfect trek for anyone who wants to go trekking to Everest Base Camp within a limited time. You will take the same trail as the regular trek but will not have the acclimatization days.

The paths in September become quite dry, providing an opportunity not to face any delays caused by weather. Plus, you will catch the pleasant views from Kala Patthar in a short time. But if you are very sensitive to altitude, this short trek may not be an option for you.

Namche Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek – 8 Days

Namche Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek - 8 Days

The Namche Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek is a short trek that takes you up to the Everest Base Camp in style. You will receive a chopper trip as well as a trek.

At first, you’ll fly from Kathmandu to Syangboche and hike down to Namche Bazaar. You will take the regular classic route up to Everest Base Camp from Namche. You will also stay at a 3-star hotel in the area. A fantastic way to experience delicious food and vibrant cultures, indeed!

The trip in September is particular as the clear skies allow you crisp views of the majestic mountains.

Everest Panorama Trekking – 10 Days

Everest Panorama Trekking - 10 Days

The Everest Panorama Trekking is an ideal trek for the trekkers who don’t have enough time. You will not only see the Everest up-close but also experience the vigorous cultures of the locals.

You will have the opportunity to experience the hospitality of the Sherpas. They constitute a significant section of the population in the villages. The trek takes you to the beautiful Buddhist monasteries.

The authentic local delicacies along the way will attract you to be here once more!

Long Trekking Trails for September

Classic Everest Base Camp Trek

Classic Everest Base Camp Trek

Classic Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular treks among travelers from all across the world. You will experience splendid views of the charming landscapes.

The Everest Base Camp Trek in September promises the best of all things. The 16-day trek allows you to rest and acclimatize between varying elevations. And it gives you a chance to explore the fascinating villages.

The perfect weather in September enhances your experience even better with the clear skies. Plus, the landscape glitters in a full spectrum of colors.

Gokyo Cho La Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek

Gokyo Cho La Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek

Gokyo Lake-Cho La Pass-Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most adventurous trails. The trekking route has become one of the most popular trekking trails to Everest Base Camp.

This trek will offer you an experience of the biodiversity in the Everest region. The red panda, musk deer, snow leopards, and mountain goats roam around the area. Additionally, the famous Tengboche Monastery will show you spiritual and religious aspects here.

The famous Gokyo Lake in the Khumbu region, on the foothill of the Gokyo Ri peak at 5,357m, is breathtaking. You feel proud of the experience for the rest of your life!

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the longest and oldest trails to Everest Base Camp. It is the same trail taken by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay when they first scaled Mt. Everest. The 22-day long trek is quite tricky. It requires both physical and mental determination to complete it.

The September trees shedding leaves bring the gentle wind making it heavenly. You begin your trek from Jiri. The journey will end at the iconic Everest Base Camp after a long but memorable trek.

Renjo Pass Everest Base Camp Trek

Renjo Pass Everest Base Camp Trek

Renjo Pass Everest Base Camp Trek is a long trek of 21 days. The challenging trek makes its way through green fields and yak pastures. Moreover, the snow-capped mountains of the Khumbu region mark the final destination of the trek. And you will trek to the Cho La Pass and Renjo Pass that are among the highest passes in the world.

Although the Everest Base Camp trek in September is the peak season, you will get a chance to walk in peaceful trails.

Some Tips for Everest Base Camp Trek in September

  • Teahouses, as well as trekking routes, will be quite packed. So, pre-booking is an absolute must.
  • As the end of September approaches, so does winter. If you are traveling at the end of the month, carry extra warm clothes.
  • Do get yourself engaged in physical and mental preparations before the actual trek. It is best to do so about 3-months before your trek.

Conclusion

Everest Base Camp Trek in September is a perfect getaway for a beginner and experienced trekkers alike.

September provides a fantastic experience and majestic views of mountains, forests, and the rural villages of Nepal. The skies remain clear, and the scenes are crispier. Everest Base Camp in September looks captivating and mystical.

If you want to avoid the hardships and don’t worry about expenses, opt for the helicopter trip to Everest Base Camp.

If you are more curious about Everest Base Camp Trek in September or book a trek, contact us. We are happy to help you.

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