Everest Base Camp Trek in September

Everest trek is the dream and the craze for enjoying the glimpse of Mt Everest. And other peaks above 8,000 meters bring many trekkers every year to the Everest region.

If you wish to go for this trek, no season, no weather can actually lessen your enthusiasm. You can go any time of the year with the appropriate backpacks.

Well! late September is the best for treks as the weather is moderate and the visions more focused. Least chance of rainfall in the lower parts and little snowfall in the higher elevations.

But if you choose early September a few preparations and detailed information ease the trek.

Why Trek Everest Base Camp in September?

Fewer crowds

If you are planning to trek this time, feel privileged. You will encounter fewer crowds and more time with nature. The route will be all yours!!

More clear views

The stable weather and the sunny days with deep blue skies offer the clearest views for the trekkers. Sometimes in the afternoon, clouds may block the view of snow-capped peaks. Else, you will have the sharp sight of the landscape, mountains, and beauty the place holds.

Mild temperatures

The temperature during this time is the most favorable as you can trek in light clothes except for the nights. Even at night, you do not need extra jackets or sleeping bags. A few warm backpacks work.

Greenery everywhere

In the lower elevations and forest areas, you will enjoy the lush green vegetation everywhere and paddy plantations. The landscape blooming in the monsoon flowers and the new twigs in trees makes the surroundings enjoyable.

Easy accommodations

Lesser the crowds higher are the alternatives for accommodations. You get many choices at a quite cheaper price than in peak seasons. Also, you do not have to compete for comfortable beds, washrooms, hot showers, and meals.

Fewer winds

The wind condition of the Everest region during September has records of 4 km/hr. It means fewer chances of weather change. You do not have to worry about the weather rather can enjoy the trek to the fullest.

Frequent flights

The stable and crisp weather offers the best visibility which means lesser are chances of flight cancellations and delays. You do not have to wait longer for the regular flights.

The temperature of EBC in September

Usually, it ranges from 15 degrees- to 20 degrees during sunny days. And -2 degrees during nights, mornings. It is the time when the days are neither too hot nor too cold. You will have moderate walking in the rugged terrains.

Weather in September

Stable weather

The weather in September is normally stable. Although, you cannot predict the exact weather of Everest. The days are usually sunny and the night mild colder. Occasional rains or snowfall may occur.

Pre-winter weather

It is the time of pre-winter weather in the mountain regions. The days are hot and sunny while nights are colder but not much colder than in winter. The nights are bearable.

Clear weather

In lower elevations, the landscaped washed in the monsoon rain makes the surroundings clear and crisp. Fewer chances of dark clouds blocking the visibility.

For more detail: Everest Base Camp Weather

Tips for EBC Trek September

Start early

In early September, chances are high of the rainfall. It usually occurs during the evening and late afternoons. So, it is better to leave early so that you reach your destination before rain catches you.

Also, you can enjoy the fresh, sharp view of the majestic peaks which the cloud often blocks in late afternoons.

Carry table salt and insect repellent

Due to monsoon rain, you may find leeches and earthworms while walking in lower elevations. So, it is better to carry table salt or minor insect repellents to escape the insects and leeches.

Carry waterproof backpacks

You never know the weather in the mountains. Also, September is the time of late monsoon chances are high of rainfall. So, it’s wise to carry waterproof backpacks to protect the necessities.

Packaging lists for September

  • Rain Jackets
  • Light Sleeping Bag
  • Trekking boots(waterproof)
  • Trekking trousers (waterproof)
  • Trekking shirts
  • Jackets(Down and fleece)
  • Caps
  • Trekking socks
  • Moisturiser
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Trekking Poles
  • Solar Torch
  • Water purifiers
  • Water bottles

For more detail: EBC Trek packing list

Alternatives to Everest Base Camp Trek

Gokyo lake trek

Gokyo is an enticing yet novel trek in the Everest region. The Gokyo valley jeweled in freshwater lakes and sleeping glaciers add wonderful memories to your trek. This trek offers spectacular views of majestic peaks and the biggest glacier of Nepal- Ngozumpa Glacier.

The hike to Gokyo Ri offers you a unique view of peaks above 8,000 meters from a completely different setting. It includes Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu. The most stunning feature of the place is the ice point between Cho Oyu and Gyachung resting in the Khumbu region.

It is suitable for those who cannot complete the Everest Base Camp Trek due to extreme weather conditions. The beginning of September offers the most stunning views of surrounding landscapes.

It is the time when the forests turn into dark green and the monsoon flowers bloom beautifying the entire valley. What else does a trekker need than a heavenly walk in the bounty surrounding?

Cultural tour in Kathmandu

Kathmandu Durbar Square

September is a season of cultural celebration in Nepal. Hindu women observe their major festival Teej- a monsoon festival dedicated to Goddess Parvati. They observe a day-long fast along with singing and dancing. They also visit different temples and religious spots for special prayers.

Married women observe the fast for the long life and prosperity of their spouse. And the unmarried ones keep fast to find a good partner (a part of belief). You will get to observe the whole surrounding beautified in red and yellow.

Also, late September is the time of the Hindu biggest festival “Dashain”. You get to be a part of 15 days long celebration if you wish to.

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If you have a keen interest in this trek, no season stops you. You may feel the trek a bit difficult, but the adventure you will have beats every hardship. If you need any further information to plan this trek, feel free to contact us. We promise to design the best itinerary at your convenience.

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Article by Pradeep Guragain

Pradeep is the co-founder of Magical Nepal. He was born and bred in Nepal and is a seasoned hiker and rider.

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