October is one of the best months to travel in Nepal. Everest Base Camp Trek in October gives you a spectacular trekking experience.
The amazing autumn weather calls for magnificent views and clear skies. The dreamy sunsets and changing color of the leaves will leave you in awe. October is just a perfect time to go out and explore the nature.
It is the season chosen by most trekkers. October comes right after the monsoon in Nepal, so you will be able to see clear skies most of the time.
October is also a great time to observe the socio-cultural activities of the locals. You get to witness the locals busy in celebrating Mani Rimdu festival and in mask dance.
Well, the festivities and celebration are not only at the higher altitudes, you will also be enjoying some merrymaking in Kathmandu. Kathmandu prepares for the grand festival Dashain during October.
Everest Base Camp in October is the right time for spectacular views of beautiful snow-capped mountains. Mount Ama Dablam, Mount Nuptse, Mt Lhotse are some of the mountains you’ll see during the trek.
Weather During October
The weather is quite stable during October with the recent end of monsoon. The weather is neither too cold nor too hot.
The average daytime temperature is around 12 ℃ – 16 ℃ (53 °F -60 °F) degree Celsius and will drop as you climb to higher altitudes. The average night temperature is around -5℃ to 2 ℃ (23 °F to 35 °F).
Early mornings and nights are usually freezing cold so you need to pack accordingly.
The weather is quite stable this month. Because it is a mountain trek and weather in mountains go unpredictable at times. You may experience rain showers and even some snowfall at times. But this is normal. So, simply prepare yourself well.
The wind is another thing to keep in mind at high altitudes. They can be up to 10 km per hour.
Everest Base Camp Trekking Route in October
The Everest Base Camp is one of the more challenging trekking routes. It is perfect for adventure seekers. The path or route of Everest Base Camp during October is quite crisp with the clearer views.
The monsoon rain washes away most pollution and makes the path less dusty. You might feel the traces of monsoon in the slippery trails. But, with the right gear, it won’t be a problem.
Many trekkers prefer October over other months to go trekking in Nepal. It is one of the best months to trek to the Everest Base Camp. Which is why the route is quite crowded. So, you should be ready to meet a lot of amazing trekkers who share the same passion for traveling as you.
The tea houses will be full of travelers from all around the world. You will have the chance to meet them and hear amazing traveling stories. You might end up camping outside if you do not pre-book your accommodation for Everest Base Camp Trek in October.
But if you are not a fan of the crowd and want to take a rather peaceful route, you can. There are some off beaten paths which are sure to provide you with the same experience.
Let us know about your needs, we will do our best to get you the experience you seek. Also, we ensure your safety during the treks by arranging the professional guides for your trek.
Clothing and Gear for EBC trek in October
Everest Base Camp is no doubt a rather cold place. The high altitude also invites fast wind into the mix. At night time the temperature in higher altitudes reaches below freezing.
And, despite the bright sun and the temperature during the daytime, it can get chilly due to cold mountain breeze in the nights. But, as you will be walking most of the time you may not feel the chill. The hike and long walks will get you sweaty. So, you should carry clothes made of breathable fabrics.
Allow us to share a guideline on what you should consider while you pack for the Everest Base Camp trek in October.
You must be very careful on what to wear during your trek. Because, nobody wants to feel discomfort because of the clothes s\he has worn.
Here’s a list of few clothing which is a must during your EBC trek in October.
- 2 pairs of a well-insulated jacket
- Few pairs of warm thermal
- A down jacket/ fleece lined jacket
- Few pairs of Warm trousers
- 3 Pairs of Trekking Trousers
- Waterproof Trekking Shoes
- Warm Waterproof Gloves
- A few pairs of warm trekking socks
- A few pairs of full sleeve shirts
- Clean underwear enough for the whole trek. (You may not get to wash your underwear so make sure you take enough to last the trek)
- Sun Hat and warm caps
Along with the clothing, you should also carry important gear. The following list should give you an idea of what kind of gear you may need.
- Sturdy Trekking shoe
- Rain Jacket and Trousers
- Trekking Poles
- Anti leech lotion/ Insect repellent
- First aid kit
You may also want to carry some essential toiletries. You may want to refer to the list below:
- Toilet paper
- Toothpaste and toothbrush
- Sanitary napkins/tampons
- Hand sanitizer
Besides these items do not forget to carry your permits along with some local currency. (There are no ATMs along the routes so, your credit/debit card might not be of much use).
There are a lot of packages for the Everest Base Camp Trek. Since October is the best time for the trek here, there are a couple of trekking packages that you might want to consider. These packages are customizable as per the demand and need of the trekkers or a group.
Some packages and the detailed itinerary are:
Some extra tips for trekking Everest Base Camp in October
- October along with other autumn months are the most preferred trekking period. Thus, the trek booking gets full pretty fast. So, be sure you book your trip in advance.
- During October the monsoon will have just ended. Due to this, you may find leeches problematic throughout the trek. Insect ointments and sprays come in handy.
- Although the weather is stable during this period you may have to experience some rainfall. Do pack your rain jacket, rain-fly or covers.
- Though winter approaches, you might feel the heat and get sweaty during the hike. Wear in layers and also pack light clothing.
The Everest Base Camp trek is one of the most beautiful treks in Nepal. It is a popular one too. The Everest Base Camp trek is doable throughout the year. But in October the trek is the best option because of many reasons.
You will enjoy the crystal clear views of the mountain vistas and the sky.
It is simply perfect. Breathtaking sunrise and mellow sunsets are spectacular.
Allow us to help you out with your trek. Do contact us to book your trek.