You seem pretty interested in doing Everest Base Camp Trek in September. But are you making a wise or worse decision? Well, you will find your answer by the bottom line of this article. Let’s start this!
September, the month you are preferring, is the beginning of something great in Nepal. It is the start of Autumn in Nepal, one of the best times to travel in Nepal. So the month is just more than fine for Everest Base Camp Trek.
You’ll experience the beauty of the trek and the Everest Region right when everything gets back to its best. September is when the Monsoon leaves and hands to Autumn by washing all the dust off the landscapes. It is prime time to enjoy the fresh view.
As you opt for Everest Base Camp, You’ll have a fantastic time in the Everest Region this month. The eternally beautiful region, Everest Region, will greet you with the snowy mountains, crystal clear landscapes, fueled rivers, and streams.
Likewise, the temperature, which was a little chilling during the Monsoon, becomes quite reasonable. As said earlier, all of the things will fall in the right place in September. And you will conveniently reach the Base Camp.
Nevertheless, there can be some little rainfall during the first half of the month. But as we move across the second half, the precipitation level also becomes null. So it is not a big challenge for you.
To give a verdict, September is the ultimate month for living the dream of Everest Base Camp Trek. You’ll relish the exquisite views in September that the trek has to offer you.
- The weather of the Everest Region in September
- Detailed Itinerary of Everest Base Camp Trek in September
- Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport
- Day 02: Fy from Kathmandu to Lukla(2,860m) and trek to Phakding(2,600m) | 3-4hrs trek
- Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar(3,450m) | 6-7hrs
- Day 04: Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar
- Day 05: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche(3,865m) | 5-6hrs
- Day 06: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche(4410m) | 5-6hrs
- Day 07: Acclimatization Day in Dingboche
- Day 08: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche(4,940m) | 5-6hrs
- Day 09: Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp through Gorakshep(5140m) | 3-4hrs
- Day 10: Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar(5545m) and then descend to Pheriche
- Day 11: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar | 7-8hrs
- Day 12: Trek from Namche To Lukla | 6- 8hrs
- Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla | 40 minutes
- Day 14: Departure from Nepal
- Step 1 of 2
- Reasons to do Everest Base Camp Trek in September
- Tips for those doing Everest Base Camp Trek in September
- Other Routes in the Everest Region
- The Bottom Line
The weather of the Everest Region in September
Conditions start to change with the return of September. Monsoon, which has been in the country for three months, begins to pack its backpack. The wet landscapes of the Everest Region start to see bright and sunny days. As a result, the temperature also drives towards the warm position.
However, the first two weeks of the month can still be a little wet and rainy. This is because the monsoon will take the first two weeks to vanish as everything takes time. But it’s not that you have to deal with vast and continuous rainfall in those weeks; just a minor and little water showering.
Once we finally reach the middle of the month, Autumn becomes more prevalent and visible. The surrounding now gets to enjoy Autumn’s conditions. You may know why Autumn is termed the best of all seasons. It is undoubtedly for the stable and warm weather. On this trail, you will start to taste the enjoyable conditions and serenity of the region from mid-September, if not in the first half.
The temperature of the various places of the Everest Region in September is as below:
Place: Lukla | Elevation: 2,829m/9281ft | Avg Temp: 13.5°C | Max Temp: 17.5°C
| Min Temp: 9.5°C
Place: Namche | Elevation: 3,463m/11,361ft | Avg Temp: 10.2°C | Max Temp: 14.5°C | Min Temp: 5.8°C
Place: Dingboche | Elevation: 4,483m/14,708ft | Avg Temp: 5.9°C | Max Temp: 11.5°C | Min Temp: 0.3°C
Place: Lobuche | Elevation: 4,910m/16100ft | Avg Temp: 3.9°C | Max Temp: 9.6°C
| Min Temp: -1.7°C
Place: Gorak Shep| Elevation: 5,180m/17000ft | Avg Temp: 3.0°C | Max Temp: 8.7°C | Min Temp: -2.6°C
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Detailed Itinerary of Everest Base Camp Trek in September
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport
We will meet you at Kathmandu Airport for a warm reception. From there, we will drive towards your hotel. You will settle there for refreshment and rest. Later in the evening, we will meet up once again for an introduction meeting. You will get to know about your team and its members. Overnight back in the hotel.
Day 02: Fy from Kathmandu to Lukla(2,860m) and trek to Phakding(2,600m) | 3-4hrs trek
We will now set up for a flight to Lukla and ultimately begin the trip. Some 40 minutes in the air and enjoying the flight views, we will make a safe landing in Lukla.
Then, We will commence our trek to Phakding as we finish breakfast in Lukla. It will begin with a descending hike before joining the banks of the Dudhkoshi River. Then, walking side by side of the river, we will make it to Phakding. Overnight in a Teahouse of the village.
Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar(3,450m) | 6-7hrs
Without much delay in the morning, we will join the trail that ends up in Namche Bazaar. The walk will be along the river and peaceful forested area. We will cross several high suspension bridges dotted with prayer flags.
Likewise, at Monjo, we will run into Sagarmatha National Park. We will reach Namche by spending half of the day on this serene trail full of bridges and trees. Overnight in the town.
Day 04: Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar
We will have a rest day in Namche Bazaar to do some hikes to the nearby places. It will help us to become familiar with the heights before we start to gain more highs.
Then, along with a detailed exploration of Namche Bazaar, we will set out for Everest View Hotel and Khunde Hospital, the two must-visit places nearby. Later, we will revert to our hotel in Namche Bazaar for the night.
Day 05: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche(3,865m) | 5-6hrs
Now we shall leave Namche to progress on the trek. Beginning with an uphill climb from Namche, we will trek along the valley. That is when we will start seeing majestic glimpses of Mt Everest, Ama Dablam, and several other peaks.
There will be some chortens and lots of woods along the trail today. The beautiful trek will slow down as we find ourselves in Tengboche by the monastery here. Overnight in the village.
Day 06: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche(4410m) | 5-6hrs
Waking up to breathtaking mountain views, we will prepare to leave the place for Dingboche. Firstly, we will descend from Tengboche to the sounding Imja Khola(River). Then we will trek upwards to and through Pangboche Village.
All this time, we will be blessed with the exquisite close views of Mt Ama Dablam. Besides, we will cross many beautiful forested sections, gompas, and mani walls. Finally, by dusk, we will reach Dingboche to settle for the night.
Day 07: Acclimatization Day in Dingboche
Just like the other day in Namche, you’ll have a rest day in Dingboche to acclimatize properly. We will spend this day hiking up to Nakartsang Gompa that lies nearby. From there, we will capture the unreal sights of the majority of the Everest Region’s peaks. After all of that, we will trace back to the hotel.
Day 08: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche(4,940m) | 5-6hrs
Joining the treeless landscapes, we will begin moving out from Dingboche. As we walk on, we will trek on a sandy and dusty trail surrounded by giant mountains. We will also come across the memorial stop where there are memorials of multiple mountain souls.
Crossing all of the glacier moraine and rough trail, we end up in Lobuche. From the place, we will be able to see creamy mountains. Overnight in a teahouse in the village.
Day 09: Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp through Gorakshep(5140m) | 3-4hrs
With a push to a ridge from Lobuche, we will begin the Everest Base Camp Day. The track is rough and half-deserted due to the terminal moraines. Finally, we will trek across Gorakshep to reach the legendary base camp area.
From Base Camp(5,364m), we will catch breathtaking scenes of Everest and other mountains along with the glaciers and rough landscapes. After the view, we will head back to Gorak Shep for the night.
Day 10: Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar(5545m) and then descend to Pheriche
Now we will hike in the direction of Kala Patthar, where the best views of Mt Everest will await us. It will be an early morning walk over a steep trail. We will get mountain views along the trek, but the best views will be only from Kala Patthar. As we reach, we will relate the breathtaking views in Kalapatthar before descending to Pheriche. It will be a comfortable hike down to Pheriche for the night.
Day 11: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar | 7-8hrs
From Pheriche, we will join a retracing trek back to Namche Bazaar. The trek will be through the beautiful vegetation and away from the mountains. Eventually, we will slowly leave the mountains back as we reach Namche through Tengboche by descending the same trail.
Day 12: Trek from Namche To Lukla | 6- 8hrs
We will continue retracing the trail as we leave Namche Bazaar. The already been places will come along once again; we will recall them too. In this way, we will reach Lukla by the evening after trekking for 7 to 8 hrs. And this is where our trek will get concluded.
Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla | 40 minutes
With an early morning scenic flight, we will make it back to Kathmandu. The rest of the day, we will walk around the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. The night’s rest back in the hotel.
Day 14: Departure from Nepal
The adventure of the trek will come to finish as you will prepare for your departure. Ultimately, we will arrange a transfer for you to the airport.
Reasons to do Everest Base Camp Trek in September
There are some top reasons to choose September for Everest Base Camp Trek. We’ll describe all of them here:
September is a transition month when Autumn substitutes Monsoon. During the month, a lot of changes happen in the environment, and you’ll experience that. You’ll live through that in one of the best treks in the world. You’ll be there when the clouds finally leave the skies and mountains start to open freely. And ultimately, you’ll experience the region in two seasons on a trip.
Everest Region, which is never too dull but ever beautiful, looks unique in September. Wherever you point your head, it will only bring picturesque views for your eyes. The thanks go to Monsoon and its heavy rainfall.
As of the earlier wettest three months, the region gets a new look. And the dusty views get washed by the rain, and there you receive the exquisite views. Mountains, deep valleys, villages, or a simple suspension bridge, everything turns magical.
Less Crowded Trail
Usually, Autumn is the busiest time on the Everest Base Camp’s trail. People know it is an excellent season, and as a result, everyone is there on the trail. But, thankfully, the number of trekkers is relatively low during September. Most of them plan for the later months, October and November. If you cannot help crowds during a trip, September is your time for the trek.
Everest Base Camp Trek commences with a scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. But if you plan for September, the view is unreal and breathtaking. As the flight touches the clouds, you will be able to see a crystal clear view of the entire Himalayas, including several of the world’s tallest peaks. Not only that but the terrains of the country will also impress you. So for a scenic mountain flight only, you should choose September.
Along with the trek, you will observe and be part of some of the festivals of Nepalese. The much-celebrated carnivals like Indra Jatra and Teej fall in September. You’ll get invites from the lovely people to enjoy the food and be part of the celebration. Therefore, the trek is a perfect time for this specific reason too.
Tips for those doing Everest Base Camp Trek in September
Choose the Right Agency
If you are not a solo trekker, it is better to go through local agencies. The local trekking agencies arrange everything from tickets to accommodation. But make sure you are picking the right and experienced one. The expert group of the team will only provide you the best and safe deal.
We at Base Camp Adventure provide organized trekking activities in Nepal. Our team is highly experienced, one from a trekking guide to the driver. You’ll have a good trek with us.
Get Yourself Insured
You should possess travel insurance when you are trekking in the mountains. The situation can turn against you anytime from anywhere. When everything is uncertain, you can stay safe by having insurance. The insurance will cover the cost of emergencies like helicopter rescues, injury treatment, and more. That is why you should get yourself insured while you come for the trek.
Right sort of Packing
What you have in your backpack is more important than anything during the trek. The reason is it’s September, and there will be little rainfall. Likewise, the temperature is also chilly during the night hours. If you do not have clothes and gear to keep you safe in those conditions, you are finished. Thus, make sure you have the correct packing before you join the tour.
Rushing on the trail is not a good thing, especially when you are in the mountains. It may take you to your destination quickly, but it may take you to the doors of altitude sickness. Not taking rest and trekking continuously is a significant factor of altitude sickness. So a better decision is to walk slowly and calmly. Make sure you do the same.
Water saves life
We all know what the importance of water in our life is. Well, it helps you trek safely on a high-altitude trek. If your body is hydrated, you will not be affected by the mountain sickness. In case if you are not drinking enough water, your body is more prone to disease. That is why you should fill your stomach with water on the trek.
Other Routes in the Everest Region
Classic or Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek
If you seek a more extended Everest Base Camp Trek version, this classic option will complete you. It is called classic for some reason; this is the actual trail to the foothills of Mt Everest before the establishment of Lukla Airport.
Trekkers, including the early climbers of the mountain, walked the same trail. You will retrace the footprints of those legends and have a widened trekking experience of the trek.
As its path tells, the trek starts from Jiri and moves towards the base camp. It is a 21 days long package with the team of Base Camp Adventure. With the added distance and days, you will experience the legendary trail and its offerings as the legends.
So, it can be a great alternative to Everest Base Camp Trek in September.
Everest Three Pass Trek
Everest Three Pass Trek is an 18 days long journey to the three highest passes in the Everest Region. It will be a quest to find Kongma La(5,535m), Renjo La(5,360m), and Cho La(5,420m).
Each of the passes is unparalleled when it is about mountain views. You’ll have some climbs to scale every one of them; it is even more adventurous than Everest Base Camp Trek.
It can be a great alternative who loves more and more thrills every day. Along with those mountain passes, the trek goes through Base Camp and Kala Patthar also. So this trekking option is an exclusive deal for the tour of the Everest Region.
Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return
Or you can simply choose this itinerary which ends with a helicopter return. You’ll trek all the way to Base Camp, but you will not walk a step while returning; the helicopter will bring you back. That means you will trek half of the trek. In the timeline of 9 days, you’ll dare to reach the base camp of the world’s highest peak.
This program aims to reduce the trekking days by half to save energy and time. If you also have the same desires, take this plan over Everest Base Camp Trek in September.
Find more details here.
Everest View Trek
Everest Base Camp Trek and other challenging treks are not everyone’s cup of tea. But, luckily, people can still explore the Everest Region without taking the difficult road. This Everest View Trek is the option for such avid trekkers. On the nine days of the trek, trekkers will reach Tengboche Monastery(3,860m), the trip’s highest point. From Tengboche, they will scrutinize the beautiful edges of Mt Everest and other peaks.
Without taking much risk, you will traverse and know what it is like to be in the Everest Region with this option. If you are also looking for an easy and less demanding option to trek in September, this can be your apple to pick up.
Gokyo Valley Trek
Last but not least, Gokyo Valley Trek is one fine alternative to Everest Base Camp Trek. This trek is more about the beautiful Gokyo valley and the lakes there. On this trek, you’ll trek a little away from the base camp on the sides of the valley.
You will view Mt Everest, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam too on this trek but from a distance only. This trek will be solely about exploring the picturesque valley and seven pristine Gokyo Lakes.
Base Camp Adventure has a 13 days long Gokyo Valley Trek for you if you do not want to do Everest Base Camp Trek. Choose this option and see the less popular side of the Everest Region.
The Bottom Line
Everest Base Camp Trek in September is a promising plan to make it happen. As you already know, you will have nothing but a memorable experience in the foothills of Mt Everest during this month. Therefore, You should perform Everest Base Camp Trek in the month.
The best in the business, Base Camp Adventure, is always there to organize your adventure. The team will look after everything to make sure you have a safe and comfortable travel time.