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Everest Base Camp Trek in October

If you’re thinking of starting the Everest Base Camp trek in October, you’ll experience a life-changing adventure.

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One of the most loved and dreamed treks of people worldwide is trekking in the Everest base camp. Everest base camp is at a height of 5,364 m (17,598 ft) above sea level. It is a stunning and exciting place for trekking.

Your journey begins with a 30-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. You’ll pass through the bridge of Dudhkoshi and reach the Sagarmatha National Park where you’ll be able to see different rare plants and animals.

Trek can be done during the whole year but it is all about how much comfort you are and how much you enjoyed that trek.

Autumn season is known as the best and peak season for trekking in the Everest base camp. During the autumn season, October is the busiest month of the year.

Climate and weather For EBC Trek in October

The trek offers an attractive journey through the stunning environment, historical Sherpa villages, and amazing mountain views situated between the high peaks of the Himalayas.

The temperatures in the Everest region are warm and pleasant in October. Daytime temperatures in lower regions including Lukla and Namche Bazaar range from 12- 15 degree Celsius and 2 degrees Celsius to -5 degrees Celsius at night.

Daytime temperatures in higher elevations in the EBC route, like Gorak Shep and Everest Base Camp, range from 3 to 6 degrees Celsius.

October is the beginning of the autumn season in Nepal, with monsoon rains ending and environments recovering their brightness.

It is the perfect season for a trek to Everest Base Camp because of the beautiful weather and clear visibility.

Compared to the monsoon season, October also has dry stable weather, less rainfall, and less wet paths. You can enjoy clear paths without the danger of rain and storms.

The temperature during the trial of the EBC Trek in October

The temperature in Everest base camp depends upon the weather; if the weather is raining day will be cooler and if it is a sunny day there won’t be too cold. The temperatures shown below are an average temperature that will help you to plan your journey to the Everest region.

Temperature during Day

PlaceAltitudeAverage temperatureMinimum temperatureMaximum temperature
Lukla2,860 meters (9,383 ft)13 °C9 °C20 °C
Namche3,440 meters (11,286 ft)12 °C7 °C18 °C
Dingboche4,410 meters (14,470 ft)10 °C5 °C15 °C
Lobuche4,940 meters (16,210 ft)7 °C4 °C13 °C
Gorakshep5,164 meters (16,942 ft)6 °C2 °C12 °C

Temperature during night

PlaceAverage temperatureMinimum temperatureMaximum temperature

Panoramic views of mountains

You will fall in love with the Himalayan mountain range’s breathtaking beauty, which is home to some of the world’s highest peaks.

 During the Everest Base Camp trek in October, you will be welcomed by the beauty of mountains like Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and many more.

The Mount Everest

Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak, is the crown gem of the Everest region. Clear skies in October provide an uninterrupted view of the high peak, allowing trekkers to see the amazing beauty of Everest from close.

Lhotse and Nuptse

Lhotse and Nuptse, two nearby peaks, provide an outstanding view of the Everest region. Trekkers can enjoy the beauty of these huge mountains close to Mount Everest, providing beautiful scenery throughout the trek.

The stunning views of mountains at Everest Base Camp during October provide an amazing journey for nature lovers, adventure seekers, and photography lovers.

During the night, you can enjoy a beautiful view of stars with a clear sky, while in the morning, you can enjoy the amazing view of the sunrise in the mountains.

Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulties In October

Altitude sickness

Altitude sickness is a major and common issue for trekkers while moving to higher altitudes. The trek to Everest base camp begins at 1350 meters in Kathmandu and ends at 5550 meters in Kala Patthar. As a result, many trekkers get altitude sickness.

 A pleasant and secure trekking journey requires understanding the cause, symptoms, and preventative measures.

Maintaining a stable plan, drinking enough water, and getting enough rest,  can reduce their risk of altitude sickness and completely enjoy the outstanding beauty of the Everest region

Crowd Season

October is Nepal’s most popular trekking season, increasing prices and great numbers of people together are natural.

 The region’s amazing views and beautiful weather attract many trekkers in the October month which directly impact accommodation, food, pollution, privacy, and environmental effects.

Food and Accommodation in the October season

The busiest time of year for trekking is October. So it may be difficult to find a suitable hotel. You’ll only have a limited selection of good rooms and teahouse services.

You can stay in the tea houses with simple accommodations.  However, in October, you could have to share a room with your fellow trekkers. The rooms can be small but comfortable and warm.

Even though October is a busy month for Everest Base Camp Treks, you won’t have any problem finding a variety of delicious food. The area offers a variety of food options.

Local foods like Dal Bhat, beans, Momo, pancakes, bread, Dhindo, and many others are served to you. Due to the high cost of transporting goods to the higher location, the price of food will increase with the increase in altitude.

Festival season

Nepal is not only known for its amazing natural beauty and Himalaya peaks, it is also rich in cultural heritage and festivals.

EBC Trek in October is not only the peak season for trekking but also the starting season of festivals in Nepal. Where you can participate in the National festival of Nepal and have an extra experience than trekking.

Here are the two national festivals celebrated in Nepal which mostly fall during October month:


Dashain is the most important festival in Nepali society which usually falls in October. Dashain lasts for 15 days each day holding an important role.

While we are trekking to Everest base camp during Dashain you will be able to see the surroundings of the festival in the village from where you are passing through.

The beautiful decorations, traditional music, and cultural performances add an extra attraction to the trekking experience.


Tihar is another big festival of the Nepalese community, which is celebrated for five days. This festival is also known as “Deepawali” and is the festival of colors.

Trekkers can have the chance to see how the people decorate their homes for Tihar with colorful rangoli and light oil lights, providing a beautiful environment along the trekking route.

Besides, Dashain and Tihar Mani Rimdu are other festivals that are celebrated at the Tengboche Monastery in the Everest region. Mani Rimdu usually falls in either October or November month which lasts for seven days.

Trekkers who plan their Everest Base Camp trip around the Mani Rimdu Festival get the rare chance to see the Sherpa community’s huge cultural and religious diversity.

During the festival season, trekkers on the Everest Base Camp trek can get traditional Nepali sweets in teahouses and lodges. Participating in festival activities, such as dancing, singing, and traditional practices, creates unforgettable memories.

Frequently Asked Questions: Everest Base Camp Trekking in October Month

Is there snow at Everest Base Camp in October?

October is the month between the monsoon and winter season, there is no chance of snow.

What is the temperature in Nepal trekking in October?

The daytime temperatures are +22 degrees and at night temperatures are around 8 degrees.

Is October a good time to trek in Everest Base Camp?

yes, it is one of the most popular months for the trek in Everest base camp.

Is October rainy in Nepal?

The weather is unpredictable it may rain a little during October

Are there vegetarian options available in tea houses during the October season?

Yes, tea houses in the Everest region offer vegetarian options To fulfill the food requirements of trekkers.

Advice for Everest base Camp Trek in October

Make reservations in advance

The month of October is the busiest for trekkers to Everest base camp. The Everest Base Camp trek this season is highly awaited by the trekking world.

Due to the overcrowding on the Everest Base Camp routes, it is difficult to get a room in the tea house and guesthouse.

You might not be able to find affordable tickets, a place to stay, and services. Therefore, making reservations in advance will help and improve your journey.

Start early for the trek

Although the weather is constant in October, bad weather in the Himalayas can occur at any time. So it makes sense to get started as soon as possible your trek as early as possible.

Starting early allows you to spend more time in nature. You’ll reach your destination early and get to take in the beautiful view that you’ll able to see in the daytime.

By doing this, you may avoid dealing with unexpected rain. Also, you’ll have extra time in the evenings to enjoy the stunning sunset.

Take preparation

It’s important to be ready for a difficult trek, especially during the Everest Base Camp journey in October. 130km of long difficult trek must be covered in the 5–6 hours of daily walking required for the trek.

It is important to prepare yourself both physically and mentally and exercise like running, swimming, and cycling develop strength in the body.

Wearing layers of clothes makes you easy to change clothes easily while on a trek. Proper trekking equipment and clothing are important for bad weather.

Stay hydrated

Staying hydrated is necessary for finishing the trek. Your body rapidly loses water, which might make the trek difficult.

Staying hydrated reduces the chances of altitude sickness, dizziness, and headache. Make sure you drink lots of water and take short breaks during the trek.

Travel agencies, Guides, and porter

Trekking in the Everest Region during the high season and festival season is a memorable and amazing journey.

Although you might think about hiring guides and porters yourself, doing so might be difficult because of the high demand.

Trekking with a travel agency is recommended for a perfect and satisfying trekking experience.

These agencies’ planning, transportation, safety, and local knowledge abilities not only reduce the stress of trek preparation but also allow trekkers to fully engage themselves in the Everest Region’s natural and cultural beauties.

Gear and equipment


  • Base layers: Wear absorbable wicking base layers to keep sweat away from the skin, and protective outerwear to take body heat for warmth.
  • Waterproof and Windproof dress: Waterproof jacket and pants are necessary to protect yourself from rain, snow, and strong winds.
  • Comfortable trekking pants: comfortable and durable pants that provide freedom of movement.
  • Headwear: Take a warm hat to keep your head warm and a multifunctional towel to keep the wind and dust from your face.
  • Gloves: Bring thinner gloves for trekking and warmer gloves for cold weather.
  • Boots: To avoid rashes and provide ankle support, have a pair of durable, supportive, trekking boots.

Sleeping equipment

  • Sleeping bag: For a relaxing and comfortable night’s rest at higher altitudes, have a high-quality sleeping bag suitable for cold temperatures.
  • Sleeping pad: A good sleeping pad protects from cold ground, providing warmth during the night.

Hydration and nutrition

  • Water bottle: Take refillable water bottles to stay hydrated on the trek.
  • Snacks: Take foods with lots of energy to keep you active during long treks.

Trekking Equipment

  • Trekking Poles: Have a trekking pole to provide support and balance difficult treks.
  • Headlamp with extra batteries: A headlight and extra batteries help with directions during early-morning or night treks.
  • Sunglasses and Sunscreen: have sunscreen and sunglasses to protect your eyes and skin from sunlight.

Personal essentials

Personal Medicine and First Aid Kit: Have all-important personal medicines also a tiny first-aid kit for minor injuries.

Final Words

The month of October is a popular time for trekking with clear, consistent weather. This time of year provides less high-altitude sickness and a chance to interact with other trekking teams. Everest Base Camp offers an experience of a lifetime, where nature and emotions mix to create an unforgettable memory in the heart. The trek is special because of the colorful environment, clean air, and friendly people.

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