• Aug 29, 2019
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The month of September is a special month. It occurs as a transition month. With the arrival of September, monsoon goes away and autumn begins. Trekking to Everest base camp in September is an amazing experience. You can experience different kinds of weather conditions at Everest.

The early September is the time when you can still experience the leftovers of monsoon. The time is beautiful with green hills and lush jungles creating alluring surrounding views. Days aren’t so hot. You might encounter a few rainfalls too.

The peak trekking time begins from the second half of September in Nepal. The weather becomes more stable with lowered chances of rainfalls or snows. The trek route becomes more cheerful with lots of trekkers trekking towards the base camp and other treks in Everest.

While trekking to Everest base camp, you’ll have the best trekking experiences. You will love trekking over the beautiful and scenic trek routes. Walking through the green jungles, streams, and waterfalls is an incredible feeling.

The enchanting views of the snow-covered Himalayan peaks including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Ama Dablam, etc will amaze you. The blue sky and bright radiance of sun make the days more radiant. Standing at the base camp of the world’s tallest mountain, Mt. Everest, 8848 meters, is an out of the world feeling.

The Everest base camp trek is a precious journey. The trek is a blend of hundreds of natural and cultural wonders at the high Himalayas. You’ll love the bright eyes and inspirational smiles of the Sherpas with red cheeks. You’ll also come along various ancient monasteries. The monasteries hold spirituality and keep religious beliefs alive.

Trek through the amazing EBC trek where you can rejoice the stunning views of variable landscapes, diverse wildlife and plants, impressive ethnic settlements, and High mountain ranges.

If you want to go on a trek to Everest base camp with us, feel free to contact us. Index Adventure is a renowned trekking agency in Nepal that organizes best treks and tours.

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek in September

  • Thrilling mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and back
  • Namche Bazaar, 3450 meters, the major Sherpa hub in Nepal
  • The oldest monastery in Khumbu region, the Tengboche monastery
  • Traditional Sherpa village with cheerful people, and their warm hospitality
  • The unique Sherpa culture in the mountains
  • Astonishing views of Mount Cho Oyu 8201 meters, Mount Makalu 8463 meters, Mount Lhotse 8516 meters, and Mount Everest 8848 meters, and other ranges.
  • The Khumbu glacier and Khumbu icefall
  • Ngozumpa Glacier, the largest glacier in Nepal
  • Walking through the lush forests and green hills
  • The exotic wildlife and plants in the Sagarmatha National Park

everest base camp trek in september

Everest Base Camp Weather in September

September is the month when monsoon officially ends inviting Autumn to rule over the Everest region. Since this is a transition month, you might experience variable weather and climatic conditions.

While trekking to the base camp of Everest in September, you might experience the following weather conditions:

Post-Monsoon Weather

With the arrival of September, monsoon officially ends. However, you’ll still experience the leftovers of monsoon while trekking to the Everest base camp in September. During the early monsoon, you might meet a few occasional rainfalls.

Due to the rainfall, the trekking trail will be quite wet. Wear trekking boots with sturdy soles for gripping footsteps. You must also carry the rainproof gears. Get rainproof covers for your backpack and luggage to prevent them from getting wet when it rains.

Clear and Stable Autumn Weather

September is the month of autumn. Autumn is the best time for trekking in Nepal because of its stable weather. The weather at Everest base camp in late September is perfect for trekking. This is the ideal time to trek.

Pre-Winter Weather

Autumn is the season before winter. So, the month of September also experiences pre-winter weather at the Everest base camp. Days are warm. However, the nights are colder as the temperature might drop below the freezing point. You need to pack some lightweight warm gears for nights. Get a down jacket and a good quality sleeping bag.

Are you planning your Everest Base Camp Trek in September? Don't hesitate to contact us. Tell us your requirements, we can help you to make your trip memorable. 

everest base camp temperature in september

Temperature of Everest Base Camp in September

The temperature at the Everest base camp is an interesting factor. The daytime temperature and nighttime temperature have a huge difference. In September, the temperatures during days are moderate whereas nights are colder. Temperatures at nights can drop down below the freezing point.

Temperature in Early September

In early September, the daytime temperature at the base camp reaches up to a maximum of 15 and a minimum of 12-degree Celsius. The temperature at nights is colder. The temperature at nights varies between a maximum of 7 and a minimum of 3-degree Celsius.

Temperature in Late September

In late November, the temperature at the Everest region gets lowered. Daytime is warmer with temperature ranging from 8 to 13-degree Celsius. The temperature at nights can even fall down to minus degrees at the end of September. It varies between -1 to 4-degree Celsius.

Perks of Everest Base Camp Trekking in September

Fewer Crowds Than Other Autumn Months

During early September, the Everest region trekking trail sees less traffic than in the other Autumn months. The Everest base camp trek route is less occupied and so are the tea houses. Thus, you will have chances to explore the outstanding sceneries in a peaceful environment.

Best Scenic Views

The monsoon rain just washes down the dirt and pollution from the air. Also, it brings the greenery back to the Everest region. As a result, you’ll see the best scenic views while trekking in Everest base camp in September. Also, the best scenic views in September makes it a perfect time for the Everest view trek as well.

Pleasing Temperature

The moderate daytime and nighttime temperature in September makes it very pleasing to trek. Trekkers should not worry about feeling too hot or too cold even at the higher temperatures. You should not wear extra clothing. You can trek in lightweight and comfortable clothes.

Fewer Winds

The average speed of the wind in September at the Everest base camp marks 4 kilometers per hour. This means you’ll experience lesser windy conditions while trekking. Trekking without having to worry about harsh winds and varying weather conditions is highly enjoyable.

Can you trek Everest Base Camp Without A Guide?

September is the time of the year that tends to bring stable weather and temperature at the base camp. Everest base camp is a challenging high altitude trek. Due to its high altitude and challenging weather conditions, the trek is a tough one. Thus, we always advise you to trek with a guide.

However, if you want to trek alone in September, you may. If you have a strong physique, strong determination, and adequate gears, this trek is absolutely possible. Make sure you plan and prepare to encounter any sorts of risks on the trek.

The major difficulty that you must focus on as a solo trekker to Everest is the risk of altitude sickness. Thus, do broad and detailed research on the altitude sickness, its symptoms, precautions against it, and its preventive measures.

Also, you must take care of your own personal safety while trekking without a guide. You must take care of all your trekking gears as well. When you trek with a guide, s/he will take care of your safety and will hel[p you out if you get into any trouble.

You can also make a study on the trekking experiences of solo trekkers in the Everest base camp. Furthermore, you must practice training to increase your physical and mental endurance. Be confident, keep faith in your ability and you can go on a solo trek to the base camp of Everest in September.

Are you planning your Everest Base Camp Trek in September? Don't hesitate to contact us. Tell us your requirements, we can help you to make your trip memorable. 

tips for everest base camp trek in september

Tips for Everest Trekking in September

Book Early

September is the starting month of Autumn season. As the autumn arrives, the number of trekkers in the popular trekking routes of Everest and Annapurna regions start increasing. But there are few and limited options for accommodation in the Everest base camp trekking route. Thus, if you are trekking to Everest base camp in September, you must book early for your accommodation and food.

Carry Insect Repellants

The early September is the time when the Everest region still experiences monsoon. So, the insects and some bugs en route might be active on the trekking trails. So, carry some insect repellant as the precautions against the summer bugs.

Start Early

Starting early is always a good aspect of trekking. Starting early means you’ll reach your destination on time. In September, mornings are clear and crisp. However, it may rain in the evening.

Walk Slowly

You are going to very high altitudes during your Everest base camp trek. So, make sure you take into account the risks of altitude sickness during Everest base camp trek. Be careful always, watch out for the symptoms of altitude sickness. To reduce the risk of altitude sickness, you must maintain a constant pace of the walk. Also, you must drink plenty of water and take rest at intervals.

Carry Rain Protection Gears

It might still rain in early September. So, we recommend you to get some rain protection gears. Wearing rainproof gears will prevent you from getting wet. Also, get rain cover for your trekking gears. Find the trekking shoes having sturdy soles. They will make it easy to walk over the wet trails.

Carry Extra Hand Cash

This tip is suitable for trekking in Everest at all times. There are no ATM machines or banks en route. The tea houses and lodges will charge you some extra cash for the extra services. Thus, you should carry enough hand cash before you leave for the trek.

everest base camp packing list for september

Packing Lists for Everest Base Camp Trek in September

  • Rainproof gears for early September (Rain Jacket, trousers, and rainproof hiking boots)
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Comfortable trekking boots (waterproof)
  • Down and Fleece Jacket
  • Head Cap or a Hat
  • Trekking socks
  • A pair of Sandals or Sneakers
  • Moisturizer and sunscreen lotions with high SPF (for face and body)
  • A pair of sunglasses with UV protection
  • Trekking Poles (easy for ascends and descends)
  • Solar Head Lights or Torches with extra batteries
  • Refillable hot water bottles with water filters (carry some water purifying tablets)
  • Toiletries including toothbrush, toothpaste, dry and wet tissues, soaps, shampoos, antibacterial hand wash gel, a lightweight towel, and other essentials
  • First aid kit with essential medicines against altitude sickness, diarrhea, cold, allergies, and many others

At Last,

September is a beautiful time for Everest base camp trekking. This trek is an amazing trek that takes you to the base camp of gorgeous Everest. You will have an opportunity to see the amazing settlements of Himalayan Sherpas, their rituals, traditions, customs, and way of life.

If you are willing to go to Everest base camp in September, Index Adventure can arrange a perfect EBC trek for you. Let us know about your preferences and date of departure.

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Are you planning your Everest Base Camp Trek in September? Don't hesitate to contact us. Tell us your requirements, we can help you to make your trip memorable.