Everest Base Camp Trek in September

02 February 2019 | Arjun Rijal

September is a perfect time for Everest Base Camp Trek as the Monsoon ends as the month of September approaches in the Everest region. It is the official beginning of Autumn. The temperature and weather in September are suitable for Everest base camp trekking.

The monsoon cleans up the atmosphere enhancing a clear and beautiful atmosphere. The scenic views of the towering peaks are amazing. The green hills and the pastures are lovely. The mild daytime temperatures are suitable for day hikes.

You can enjoy the alluring vistas of sugar-coated peaks including Mt. Everest (8848 m), Lhotse (8,515m), Nuptse (7,861m), Ama Dablam, etc. You will also love the unique culture and traditional practices of Himalayan Sherpa people. The lifestyle and hospitality of the Sherpas are inspiring.

While trekking to EBC in September, you must take rain protection gear. In some years, monsoon continues till September. Do not forget to pack warm gears for nights. Nights in September are cold.

Enjoy the views of the magnificent landscape, diverse nature, and culture in the Khumbu region with us. You will love the majestic mountains, diverse flora and fauna on the Everest base camp trekking trail.

Everest Base Camp Trek in September

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek in September

  • The short and scenic flight Kathmandu - Lukla. Flying to Lukla is quite a thrilling experience.
  • The aerial views of the impressive mountains, high hills, and the snowy peaks.
  • The Everest base camp itself.
  • The Unique Sherpa culture and traditions of the Sherpa people of the Khumbu region.
  • Getting an insight into the day to day lifestyle of the Sherpas.
  • The impressive Sherpa monasteries at Tengboche and Dingboche.
  • The 360 degrees panorama of gigantic Everest massif, Khumbu glacier, and icefall from Kalapatthar.
  • Sagarmatha National Park, a natural UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • The diverse flora and fauna in the Everest region.
  • Magnificent panoramas of the Himalayas including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Pumori, Ama Dablam, and others.

Everest Base Camp Weather and Temperature in September

Everest Base Camp Weather September

Post-Monsoon Weather

September arrives right after monsoon ends officially. If you are trekking in September, you will experience post-monsoon weather. During early September, it might rain at the lower elevations. The trails might get wet and slippery.

Stable Weather

The weather in late September is much stable.

The monsoon rain washes away the dust and dirt on the atmosphere; also, it nourishes the vegetation. The hills, forests, and the grasslands look greener.

The skies become cloudless and blue. The distant vistas and the panorama of snowy peaks will look more attractive.

Pre Winter Weather

At Everest base camp, the month of September experiences pre-winter weather. Days are warm. Daytime temperature is mild. However, the nights are colder. Nights get colder day by day. You will need warm gears for the nights while trekking to the Everest base camp in September.

The Temperature of Everest Base Camp in September

In the Everest region, there is always a huge difference between the daytime and nighttime temperatures. September experiences pre-winter weather at the base camp. At the base camp, temperatures in late September is colder than in early September.

Daytime temperatures are mild. However, the nights feels chilly. The temperature at nights can drop even to zero degrees or below. The temperature at Everest base camp ranges between 8 to 15 degrees in the daytime. In September, temperatures at nights range between 7 to -1 degrees.

Note: Get some warm trekking gear for your Everest base camp trek in September. We also advise you to carry rainproof gear.

Everest Base Camp Trek in September

Accommodation, Food, and Drinks

Even though September marks the beginning of autumn, the EBC trails are less crowded. This means you will have easier access to accommodation and food.

Accommodation

Everest Base Camp Trek is a popular tea house trek route. You will find plenty of tea houses for accommodation. There are some people who love to do camp trekking also. September is a good time for camp trekking as well.

The EBC trail isn’t so busy in September. So, it will be easier for you to get rooms for staying at the teahouses. You will have lots of choices for stays. Early booking isn’t mandatory for Everest base camp trek in September.

The tea houses en route are basic. Do not expect big rooms and high facilities. The tea houses provide basic services. In general, they provide a single room on a twin sharing basis. But in September, you might also get a single room.

Note: Nights are cold. Carry a sleeping bag. The tea houses will provide you with blankets. You can ask for some extra blankets in September.

Food and Drinks

The higher you trek, fewer will be the options for food. You will eat three meals a day during your Everest base camp trek: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. The tea houses where you stay for overnight will serve you dinner and breakfast. You will eat lunch at some lodges or tea houses en route.

The food menus are short at higher places. They serve some of their local dishes. Most of the foods include cereals and flour products. You can also eat some famous international cuisines also.

Most of the tea houses have similar menus. You can eat bread, pancakes, porridge, fries, rice, pasta, beans, yak cheese, Dal Bhat, garlic soup, yak steak, momo, etc. Consume a balanced diet. Eat something that supplies you sufficient energy for the trek.

For drinks, we advise you to drink 3 to 4 liters of water every day on the trek. It is essential to keep your body hydrated. Keep distance with alcohols and beverages while you are trekking. Consuming alcohol might dehydrate your body. This will increase the risk of altitude sickness.

Perks of Trekking to Everest Base Camp in September

Trekking in September has its own pros and cons. Plan your trek, pack all the essentials and you will have a wonderful trek.

Less Crowded Trails

Due to the post-monsoon weather, it might rain sometimes. The region still remains affected by the monsoon weather. So, September is less popular than the other autumn months. Hence, that makes the trails peaceful. If you are someone who loves quieter trails, September is a good time for you to go.

Clear Views

The air is clean and dust free. The Himalayas exhibit their best forms during the bright and sunny days. The clear blue sky complements to the magnificent views.

Greenery Everywhere

The monsoon rain gives life to the vegetation along the trail. The forests look greener and denser. The pastures are green and beautiful. You’ll also see the herds of Yaks grazing on the pastures. The clean and green surrounding is one of the best highlights of the EBC trek in September.

Easy Accommodation

There will be a lesser number of trekkers on the Everest region trails in September. So, you will have options for accommodations and foods. Also, unlike in popular months like October, you won’t have to stand in queue for food.

Fewer Chances of Flight Delays and Cancellations

The weather in September generally remains stable. So, there are lesser chances of flight delays and cancellations in September.

Everest Base Camp Trek in September

Difficulties during Everest Base Camp Trek in September

  • Altitude is one of the biggest challenges during the Everest base camp trek. You will reach an altitude of 5643 meters at Kalapatthar. You are prone to altitude sickness throughout the Everest base camp trek.
  • The weather and temperature at the base camp are unpredictable. The first half of September still experiences monsoon weather. Thus, the trail can be more difficult to trek on.
  • The temperature at nights is very cold. The cold temperature will be very tough to stand if you lack appropriate trekking gear.
  • You might feel weak and low in energy while walking through some difficult sections on the trek. Carry some energy bars and chocolates that will supply you instant energy.

Some Tips to Trek to Everest Base Camp in September

  • Start early. The mornings in September are clear. It might rain in the afternoon or in the evenings. Better reach your destination before the sun sets.
  • You will experience the leftovers of monsoon in early September. You should take precautions against the summer bugs and the leeches. So, carry insect repellents and table salts for leeches.
  • Maintain a constant pace of the walk. Take rest at intervals. Do not try to overdo. Walking slowly is key to a successful trek.
  • Drink plenty of water on the trek. Your body tends to dehydrate faster at the high altitudes. Make sure you stay away from getting dehydrated.
  • We advise you to carry your own refillable hot water bottle. The bottled mineral water is quite expensive on the trail. Do not forget to get the water purifying liquids or tablets.
  • Watch out for the symptoms of altitude sickness. As soon as you see any symptoms, talk about it with your guide or a trekking partner. You must descend to a lower altitude as soon as possible.
  • The unpredictable monsoon rain may come along with the trek. Pack the rain protection gears. Wear hiking boots with sturdy soles to walk over the wet trails.
  • The temperature at nights is very cold. Get a good quality sleeping bag. You can buy or rent the sleeping bag at many shops in Thamel.
  • Budget management is a challenge during the EBC trek. You must carry sufficient hand cash before you go on the trek.

Everest Base Camp Trek in September

Essential Gears and Equipment for Everest Base Camp Trekking In September

  • Rain Jackets for early September
  • A good quality Sleeping Bag
  • A pair of comfortable trekking boots (waterproof)
  • Trekking trousers (waterproof)
  • Trekking shirts
  • Jackets(Down and fleece)
  • Caps or Hats for head
  • Trekking socks
  • Moisturizer and sunscreen lotions
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Trekking Poles for ascends and descends
  • Solar Torch
  • Refillable hot water bottles with water purifiers
  • Toiletries including toothbrush, toothpaste, dry and wet tissues, soaps, shampoos, Sanitizer gel or hand wash gel, a lightweight towel, etc.
  • First aid kit with essential medicines.

Conclusion

September is a beautiful time for trekking in Nepal. Everest base camp trekking in September is a perfect outdoor activity in Nepal. The beautiful weather and mild temperature in September are so perfect for a remarkable trek.

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