Everest Base Camp Trek in November
  • Nov 29, 2022
  • Raj Kumar Basnet
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Everest Base Camp is one of the popular treks in Nepal. It is a thrilling experience full of wonder and joy. This trek offers unmatched adventure throughout the year. The two preferred seasons to trek to Everest Base Camp (EBC) are the spring and autumn seasons. The month of November is especially favorable for this trek.

It should come as no surprise that the Everest region attracts trekkers all year because of the awe, thrill, and adrenaline it delivers. Nevertheless, the number of trekkers in November is astounding.

If you plan your trek in November, you will experience all the glory of the autumn season. During the autumn season, you will spectate lush green forest, crisp sky and unobstructed view of the Himalayan Massifs. The month of November is a perfect time to trek in the Everest Region.

In November, you will enjoy your trek with splendid weather and less rainfall. Thus, November is one of the most favorable trekking months. Autumn is without a doubt the peak season for a trek to Everest Base Camp.

Due to these reasons, you will come across a large number of trekkers and climbers on the Everest Base Camp trail in the autumn season, especially in November. Winter starts at the end of November. Sheets of snow cover the towering mountains like Mount Everest, Mount Amadablam, and Mount Nuptse in November. As a result, trekking in November is a delight.

The stable weather condition with some of the lowest levels of rainfall makes the trekking experience to Everest Base Camp full of wanderlust and aesthetics. The chance to interact with plenty of travelers around the world is another thing you should be looking for while trekking to Everest Base Camp in November.

If you are planning an EBC trek in November, join us. We will try our best to ensure you have the best trek in November!

Let’s learn why November is so far the ideal season to trek to the Everest Base Camp.

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Highlights of EBC Trek in November

  • A scenic mountainous flight to the Lukla airport.
  • Splendid panoramic view of Mount Everest.
  • Experience native Sherpa culture and lifestyle.
  • Crisp sunrise and sunset view.
  • Experience the immortal Mountains of Nepal up-close (Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Ama Dablam).
  • Explore the ancient Buddhist Monasteries.
  • Breathtaking view from the point of Kala Patthar (5,643 m).
  • Trek through the World Heritage Site Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Hike the thrilling and adventurous mountain trails.
  • Temperature and Weather in the Everest Region

The Temperature of Everest Base Camp in November

  • Lukla's maximum temperature is 12.2°C, while the average temperature is 6.5°C and the minimum temperature is 6.5°C
  • Namche Bazaar’s maximum Temperature is 9.2°C, while the average temperature is 2.9°C, and the minimum temperature is 3.4°C
  • Lobuche’s maximum temperature is 2.8°C, while the average temperature is -5.5°C, and the minimum temperature is -13.8°C
  • Dingboche’s maximum temperature is 5.3°C, while the average temperature is -2.9°C, and the minimum temperature is -11°C
  • Gorak Shep’s maximum temperature is 1.8°C, while the average temperature is -6.6°C, and the minimum temperature is -14.9°C

The temperature is perfect during November. November falls under the post-monsoon and early winter season. Generally, you will experience warm, sunny days. The nights, on the other hand, are colder but bearable.

The temperature is comforting for a trek in the daytime. So, you need to wear light to moderate clothes while trekking to Everest Base Camp in November. The temperature starts to drop below 12 degrees at the end of November.

The temperature is very low at altitudes above 5380m. You need to prepare for the possibility of extreme temperature in the Everest region as the weather might also turn out to be unpredictable.

The lower elevation is comparatively warmer and the temperature decreases as you ascend the elevation. During the nighttime in November, the temperature may drop as low as -15 degrees in regions like Gorak Shep.

Weather in November

The weather condition is fantastic throughout the EBC trek. In November, the sky is clear and the surrounding is dry. You will have sharp views of the mountains because of the low humidity level.

This month's precipitation is almost non-existent. So, if you want to avoid getting wet on your treks, November is the time to go. Because there will be no rain and the temperatures will be mild, you will have a better grip on the ground when travelling. So, there are low chances of downpour and dark clouds will not obstruct the marvelous views.

November is a dry month, unlike March and May, so there will be no rain or snow to make your journey difficult. The weather is steady in comparison to other months, with reduced humidity.

Because of the low humidity, there is little chance of fogging up the view. Thus, you can unwind and enjoy your hike to the utmost. Trekking to EBC in November is possible due to the steady weather conditions.

You will simply fall in love with the crystal clear weather and beautiful mountain vistas. The weather condition at a higher elevation is unpredictable. So, you should prepare yourself for the unlikely condition of random rain showers and snowfall in November. You might face unpredictable hindrances momentarily on your EBC trek this month.

Because November has the clearest skies, you can get the most out of everything. During November, the sights are unlike any other. When you trek to Everest Base Camp in November, you can be certain that you will embark on a journey of self-discovery. The beautiful Himalayas, lush foliage, and pleasant weather will undoubtedly convince you that something is amazing here!

View of Everest Base Camp Trekking

Why Trek to Everest Base Camp in November?

The Peak Season to Trek

November is a peak season to trek to the Everest Base Camp. Huge numbers of trekkers set off on their trek in the Everest region because of the moderate climate. You will witness a crisp and stunning view of the Mountains. You will come across an astonishing number of travelers. So, you should not worry about getting lost midway even if you are a solo trekker.

November offers a great panorama of the mighty Himalayan range, glaciers, farmlands, villages, rhododendron woodland, Nepali Himalayan Rivers, and pure blue sky. The routes and weather become clear and good, ensuring a safe and enjoyable voyage.

Jaw-dropping Himalayan vistas

November offers you magnificent views of jaw-dropping Himalayan ranges. The crisp and clear atmosphere allows you to witness an enhanced view of the panoramic Himalayas. The vivid image of the Everest region will forever play in your mind. It’s hard to forget the majestic view of the Himalayas during the Everest Base Camp November trek.

With amazing vistas of snowy peaks, rocky terrains, and green hills, the Everest region's atmosphere is breathtaking! The beauty of the Everest region will never be enough for your camera or eyes. This place resembles a mythical bride, ready to enchant you with her beauty. There are not only mountains and terrains to admire, but also ancient monasteries and rich traditional villages to add to the beauty.

You can also observe animals feeding on pastures near the villages. The majority of trekkers, though, come in the hopes of seeing Mount Everest.

High alpine forests at their best

You will walk across the Sagarmatha National Park during much of the trek. The trek will lead you through the dense alpine vegetation. So, you will walk across forests full of Pine, Birch, Juniper, Fir, and Hemlock. You will enjoy a pleasant walk through the relishing green forest. The magnificent view of the sun traveling beyond the colorful hills is the best medicine for your fatigue. You can make the most of this if you trek to Everest Base Camp in November.

The Everest Trails are home to a diverse assortment of plants when there is no snow on the ground. A varied diversity of alpine vegetation can be found in Sagarmatha National Park. In November, the wildlife in the Khumbu region appears to be very beautiful. Thanks to monsoon rain and the warm sun of fall, the different flora and fauna come to life with a new charm and natural beauty.

Hillsides covered in Flowers

Flowers oozing with a spectrum of the rainbow surround much of the Everest Base Camp trail in November. As you walk through the trail, you will be mesmerized by the fragrance of wildflowers. The landscape in the Everest region will be blooming with rhododendrons in November. The diversity in vegetation colors the hills green as you hike across diversified colors of nature. This trek will become one of the most romantic treks of your life due to the captivating beauty of rhododendron flowers.

The Everest Base Camp

Accommodation in November

You will find a large number of tea houses for accommodation. The available teahouses provide you with proper hospitality and homestay facilities. In higher altitudes, the options of accommodations will be lower compared to the lower altitudes. So, you will need to make proper reservations before the trek.

There is a lack of lavish restaurants during the Everest Base Camp trek. There is a five-star hotel in Namche (Everest View Hotel). It provides you with lavish facilities of private rooms, western-style toilets etc. As you trek higher, the accommodation gets more and more basic.

The tea houses in the higher altitudes have shared toilets behind the hotel. They will provide you with a bucket full of lukewarm water for a quick shower. You might end up paying US$ 3 - US$ 5 for a hot shower in high-altitude regions. In a few cases, the teahouses do not provide blankets. So, you must carry your sleeping bags for ease.

If you are planning an Everest Base Camp trek in November, join us. We will leave no stones unturned to make your trip memorable.

Food in November

Most meals tend to be made up of non-perishable ingredients because the region is remote and all food must be carried up to the numerous communities by foot. Cereals, rice, and grains will be the main ingredients in most cuisines. Dal, a prepared lentil soup, is the most typical side dish to accompany the basic grain. This makes up the most well-known cuisine in Nepal, Dal bhat, which can be found in all tea places along with steaming rice.

The other items on the menu are typically variations of the standard side dish dal bhat or a soup cooked with different veggies. You'll quickly notice that the selection of cuisine is extremely limited.

You can also try some of the other cuisines such as sandwiches, burgers, noodles or pizzas. If you still want to go local, Momo is something you can try out. Momo is a Tibetan-influenced Nepali dumpling and is among the most popular snacks in Nepal!

Most tea houses have meat on their menus, although we generally advise against eating animal products, especially at higher altitudes. The freshness of the meat cannot be assured because it must be transported from the lower levels of the mountain to the communities by foot or by yak.

Alternative Trails for Base Camp to Everest in November

Travelers flock to the Everest Base Camp trail in November. You can enjoy optional trails like Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek, Everest Base Camp Three passes trek, Everest Panorama trek, and Gokyo Valley Trek. These treks might provide rustic and classic trails during this month to avoid the crowds. Here are a few details of some of these treks:

Everest Base Camp Helicopter trek

Everest Base Camp Helicopter trek is one of the more luxurious options for your expedition for your journey to the Everest Base Camp. It is a great option for those who are not on a budget tour. You will enjoy crystal clear views of the Everest region in fashion. Also, you will return in the comfort of a helicopter after you reach the Everest Base Camp.

Gokyo Valley and Renjo La Pass Trek

Gokyo valley and Renjo la pass trek are open trails and safe to commence. You will explore the Everest region up close. Along with the magnificent Everest Base Camp, you will be trekking to the wonderful Renjo La Pass. In addition, you will also get to explore the fantastic Gokyo Valley.

Jiri to Everest Base Camp

Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek is one of the longer routes to Everest Base Camp. Jiri trail is a great option for those who are willing to avoid the crowds of November. Besides, it is the best trail to the Everest region if you are looking for great acclimatization.

Everest Base Camp Route map

Guides and Porter while Trekking Everest Base Camp in November

It is highly recommended to hire a guide and porter for trekking in the Everest region. The guide and porter can give you a recommendation for places to sleep, eat and drink. In November, the number of travelers is high, so the guide can help you pre-book the best tea houses for rooms and meals.

Most guides are pre-booked for the peak season. You will have to contact your traveling agency to hire yourself a guide full of information and experience. We can help you arrange a guide for the Everest Base Camp November Trek.

Porters will carry your luggage and help you lighten up to explore the trails and villages. The trail goes through steep terrains. So, you will need a reliable porter to handle your luggage through the entire trek.

You will have an amazing time as the guide suggests routes to improve your trekking experience. The guide and potters will suggest to you places to explore with great photography potential.

A good guide can mean the difference between reaching Everest Base Camp and not reaching Everest Base Camp. And we can tell you that your trip to the Everest Base Camp will be both pleasant and fun thanks to our experts at Outfitter Nepal!

Tips to Trek in November

Start your trek early in the morning, this will give you adequate time to explore the splendid beauty of Everest. You will spend most of the day hiking for hours. The early start will also give you a chance to witness the sunrise and sunset view from the Everest region.

Your body will dehydrate quicker at higher altitudes. So, you must drink a lot of water and stay hydrated. We highly recommend you drink 3-4 liters of water per day. Drinking juices will also help replenish used fluids from the body.

The Himalayan region of Everest is a mysterious place. Bad weather can spell heavy rainfall and fog upon the Himalayas at any time of the year. It is hard to cope with the weather. It is always wise to follow the guidelines from your trek leader or guide.

November is the most popular trekking season in Nepal. So, you need to pre-book your food and lodging. You might have difficulties in finding lodges and tea houses in the peak season. Hence, it is always for the better that you book accommodation and food earlier.

You should make sure your travel insurance is up to date. Your Travel agency should cover high-altitude treks in Nepal. We recommend you get the insurance that covers emergency evacuation and rescue.

Don’t forget to obtain two permits for your trek in November. Location Entry Permit NRs. 2000 (US$ 20) and Sagarmatha Conservation Area Entry Permit Rs.3400 (US$ 34). You can get both of them in Kathmandu.

Packaging Lists for EBC Trek in November

  • Sleeping bag
  • Waterproof Fleece Windstopper Jacket
  • Lightweight cotton T-shirts
  • Undergarments
  • Waterproof Lightweight pants
  • Rucksack Bag with a waterproof shell
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Water bottles
  • Guide Book with a Trail map
  • Binoculars
  • Toothbrush and Toothpaste
  • Moisturizer
  • Sunscreen Creams
  • Warm Trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Scarf
  • UV Sunglasses
  • Hiking socks and boots with sturdy soles
  • Camp shoes (Sneakers and Sandals)
  • Gloves

Are the tea houses and lodges open during November?

Without a doubt!! Both the restaurants and the tea houses are open all year. Some trekking trails may be blocked in the winter, but November is barely a winter period.

Trekking trails, as well as lodging, will be plentiful in Nepal during the autumn season's final flourish. You might just have to share lodging on some days if the number of trekkers is high.

November is the best time to enjoy the beauty of the Everest region. Nevertheless, the EBC trekking trail will be oozing with an aura of fellow travelers this month. November offers favorable weather conditions in the region for the trek to Everest Base Camp. The bewitching landscapes encourage you to explore the hidden valley and pursue this fantastic Himalayan adventure.

The presence of pleasant weather indicates a high flow of tourists in the region, implying that tea houses and lodges are scarce. Even if you are fortunate enough to locate one, the cost will be more than usual. If you're travelling with a company, don't worry; everything will be planned ahead of time for you; nevertheless, if you're going alone or without a group, you may find it difficult to find places to stay the night. Thus, if at all feasible, book your accommodation ahead of time.

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Raj Kumar Basnet holds more than two decades of travelling experience in different regions of Nepal. He has trekked in both popular and off-the-beaten-path Nepali trekking trails which have allowed him to gain expertise in tourism. With years of field experience under his belt, he is now concentrating on sharing as much of his tourism knowledge as possible. Now, the co-owner of Outfitter Nepal, he hopes that the knowledge he’s gained over the years would deem helpful for the travellers visiting Nepal!

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