Everest Base Camp Trek in September

  • Last Updated on Aug 8, 2022

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September is the ultimate time for Everest Base Camp Trek as it indicates the begging of autumn season. As a soon as September approached monsoon ends in the Everest region. In September people find trekking lot easier due to its suitable temperature and weather condition.

The rain of monsoon clears the dust from atmosphere; dust enhances the scenic views of towering peaks. With clear blue sky green hills and pasture land also looks lovely. The visibility at this time of year is at its peak in Everest region. You can witness many soaring snow-copped peak including Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8515m), Nuptse (7861m) etc.

You will be fascinated not only by amazing scenic views but also by the popular culture and traditional practices of Himalayan Sherpa. The lifestyle of Sherpa is primitive, yet inspiring. The hospitality of the Sherpa is best, they treat guest as god.
Sometimes monsoon doesn’t end in September also thus you must take rain protection; nights are colder in September, so peak warm gears also.

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek in September

  • Short and scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu, is a thrilling and memorable experience.
  • The impressive Arial views mountains, hill, and pasture land so on.
  • Mesmerizing Everest Base Camp it self
  • The popular culture, tradition and lifecycle of Sherpa can be witnessed.
  • Famous Sherpas monasteries at Tengboche and Dingboche.
  • The 360` view of soaring Everest massif, Khumbu glacier and ice fall from kalapatther.
  • Exploration of various species of flora and fauna in Sagarmatha National park UNESCO world heritage site.


Everest Base Camp Weather in September.

Post-Monsoon weather

Right after the ending of monsoon, September arrives. So anyone who treks in September experiences post –monsoon weather. Early September experiences some light rainfall at lower altitudes. Thus, trails can be wet and slippery.

Stable weather

Early September might experience some rainfall but late September comes with stable weather.
All the dust and dirt present of atmosphere gets cleaned with monsoon rain, hill forest and grasslands looks greener.
In late September skies lack clouds and is clear .the visibility is spot on, offering amazing distant visits and panorama of mountains.

Pre-winter weather

September also experiences pre- winter weather at Everest base camp. Even though days are warm, nights are cold. Here, in September nights gets colder day by day. You need to have warms years with you, if you wish trekking Everest base camp in September month.

Everest Base Camp Temperature in September.

At such high elevation, it is common to have huge difference in between daytime and night time temperatures. As we have already mentioned, September experiences pre- winter weather. Thus, temperature in late September is lot more colder than in early September.
Despite, day time being warmer, night time are colder and feels chilly. The temperature at nights can go below zero degree. At day time average temperature ranges from 8 to 15 degree. Whereas at night time it ranges from 7 to -1 degree in Everest base camp.

Note: Note carry warm and rainproof trekking gear with you, while trekking Everest base camp in September.

Accommodation, Food and Drinks.

September marks the beginning of autumn; however at this time of year EBC trails are less crowded. So you will have easy access to accommodation as well as food.

Accommodation.

Everest Base Camp Trek is listed in tea house trek route , so you will find plenty of tea house along the trekking route. Otherwise you can do camp trekking also. September favors camp trekking as well.

Everest Base camp trekking trail is less crowed in September. Thus, you won’t have to worry about rooms and early booking. You will have lots of choices for stays.

Tea houses along the trekking route are simple and provide only basic facilities. Do not expect for big rooms and standard facilities. Usually, every tea house of the region provides a single room on a twin sharing basis. But in September, like we said trials are less crowded, you might get a single room also.

Note: carry a sleeping bag with you as nights are colder. Even though tea house provides you blankets (some extra) in September, it is better to have you own sleeping bag.

Food and Drinks

Varieties of food are served by tea house such as bread, pancakes, porridge, fries, rice, pasta, beans, momo and so on. You can also eat some famous cuisines. But remember the increase in altitude, decreases the food options. The food menus are shorter and mainly include their local dishes.

During your Everest Base Camp tour you will consume three meals a day breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dinner and breakfast will be served by the teahouse where we are accommodating. But you will have lunch at some lodges or tea house on trekking route.

On the other hand, various beverages such as water, juices, alcohol beer are available as drinks in Everest region. We suggest you do drink 3-4 Lt of water every day during the trek to keep yourself hydrated. Strictly avoid alcohols, while trekking because it dehydrate you body. This makes you body prone to altitude sickness.

Perks of Trekking to Everest Base Camp in September

Trekking to Everest Base Camp in September has it is own perks and challenges. Plan your trek pack all necessary equipment’s, so that you will have an amazing trek.

Less crowded trials.

In September, Everest region still gets affected by monsoon weather. So, less people prefer trekking in September. Hence, trials are less crowded and peaceful. For someone who gets frustrated with noise trekking in peaceful environment of September will be wonderful.

Clear views

The clean and fresh environment is the best highlights of EBC trek in September. Due to monsoon rain of Everest region is at this time of year air is dust and smoke free. The visibility spot on complementing to the magnificent views.

Greenery Everywhere

With all the monsoon rain, the vegetation along the trails flourishes. The forest seems greener and denser. The green hills and pastures are mind-blowing. The green environment adds extra flvour in your Everest Base Camp trek.

Easy Accommodation.

The numbers of trackers trekking on Everest region trial in September are comparatively fewer. So, you will have lots of choice for foods and accommodations. Single room is also possible in September.

Fewer Chances of Flight Delays and Cancellation

Usually, the weather in September is stable. Thus, there is less chance of flight delays and cancellations.

Difficulties during Everest Base Camp trek in September.

  • Altitude challenges you the most during the Everest Base Camp Short trek – 12 days. You are likely to suffer from altitude sickness throughout the trek.
  • In mountain weather and temperature are so unpredictable. Thus, you might get tested with some new challenges.
  • Temperature at nights is very cold, in September month. You will be in deep trouble, if you lack the appropriate trekking year.
  • While walking through difficult sections inadequate in energy. It is handy to carry some energy bars and chocolates with you along for instant energy.

Essential Gear and Equipment’s of Everest Base Camp trekking in September.

  • Waterproof jackets for early September
  • Standard quality sleeping bag
  • Waterproof trekking trousers
  • Trekking T- Shirts
  • Down and fleece jackets
  • Caps or hats
  • Good quality trekking socks.
  • Moisturizer and sunscreen lotions (according to your preference)
  • Sunglasses with UV rays protection.
  • Trekking poles
  • Torch (solar or battery)
  • Water bottles with water purifiers
  • Toiletries such as toothbrush, paste, tissues, soaps, towel etc
  • First aid box with necessary medicine.

Conclusion:

The begging of autumn, September is considered as beautiful time for trekking in Nepal. Many people take Everest base camp trekking in September as a perfect outdoor activity to do in Nepal. With perfect weather and temperature September perfectly fits for remarkable trek

Do you want to trek to the lap of Everest? If the answer is yes, then start planning your trek with us. We will organize trek as per your preferences. All of our treks are flexible and customizable. We assure you a perfect trek. Contact us for more details.

Suman Aryal

Suman Aryal

Suman Aryal is Travel and Tour operator in the Himalaya since long. He organizes tours, trekking, hiking and climbing in Nepal. He loves writing related to travel and trekking in Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan.