Everest Base Camp Trek in November offers you an opportunity to walk in favorable weather and enjoy crystal clear views. Hence, you will see a large number of trekkers on the trails. And, because of the clean weather and perfect climatic conditions, Everest Base Camp Trek in November is just perfect. All those white snows, rugged landscapes, mountains and awe-inspiring sceneries of Himalayan ranges welcome you.
November falls in the autumn season and is considered as one of the last months of the autumn trekking season. It is still the peak trekking season in Nepal, including the Everest Region. In the month of November, you will enjoy your trek with splendid weather and limited to nil rainfall.
The temperatures in both daytime and nighttime are moderate, suitable and offer clean weather all throughout Nepal. However, the nights might be little bit chillier than in September and October.
Nothing can be more desirable than deep blue sky over your head and the soft breeze of wind accompanying you throughout the journey.
Among many tourists who visit Nepal this month, trekking to Everest Base Camp is one of the most popular activities. Enthusiastic trekkers and hikers from all around the world visit Nepal to trek to Everest Base Camp for their lifetime experience and adventure.
The Everest Base Camp trek is already popular throughout the year. It offers great adventure, thrill, and wonder. Hence, in November, you can enjoy the trek with spectacular weather and least chances of rainfall.
Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek in November
Here are some of the main highlights of Everest Base Camp in November
- Have the most scenic flight to the Lukla Airport which is considered as one of the most adventurous airports in the world. The views are clearer in this season.
- The weather in this month makes it very easy for people to have their best viewing experience and minimize their number of trekking hours/days that might be lost due to rain.
- Get the chance to see the most compelling view of the sunrise with the clear sky above you.
- Hike up to Kala Patthar (5,555 m) and watch the whole Everest region in a great panoramic view.
- Walk past the Khumbu glacier and Khumbu icefall with remarkable views. The views are clearer in this time of the year.
- Stroll around Namche Bazaar and have an interaction with Himalayan Sherpas and experience their culture and lifestyle.
- Walk through the Sagarmatha National Park and get to know about the unique vegetation of Everest region.
- Have an excursion in many Buddhists monasteries. Old monasteries, prayer flags, prayer wheels and Mani walls are the other attractions of this trek.
- Since this is the peak tourist season, enjoy the company of many trekkers like you who are magnetized by the beauty of the Everest Base Camp and other places in its sight.
Why Everest Base Camp Trek in November?
Here are some of the reasons on why you should trek to Everest Base Camp in November.
1. Peak trekking season
November is the last month of the autumn season. It is one of the peak periods of the year to trek in the Everest Region. All travel enthusiasts from all around the world will be visiting Everest Base Camp in this month.
You will meet frequent trekkers in the route which means you do not have to walk alone. Interaction with other trekkers along the trail will surely bring you many joys.
2. Clear weather with amazing views
By November, monsoon season ends completely. So, there are little chances of rain. The weather condition across the Everest region in November is almost perfect. The whole region is dry and clear during this month.
The month offers the clearest views due to the stable weather and the day being almost sunny with deep blue skies. The perfect weather enhances the clarity in the atmosphere. So, you can observe sharp and majestic views of the panoramic Himalayas.
3. Moderate Temperature
November is the post-monsoon season and early winter season. Due to this reason the temperature of Everest Base Camp is perfect during this month. You will feel the warm sun rays of the sun during day time. Nights and early mornings are colder, yet bearable.
During the day, the temperature usually ranges from 12℃ to 16℃ whereas nights are quite chilling with the general temperature of -15℃ in higher altitudes and 2℃ in lowers altitudes. While in this trek, you need not worry about becoming frustrated about cold, nor the heavy snow, nor the excessive heat.
4. Green environment and vegetation
It is a well-known fact that Sagarmatha National Park is home to diverse alpine vegetation. This is the time when different flowers bloom in the valleys and the forests turn the deep green. While going through the park you will come across various lush trees as well as all various wonderful rhododendron with different colors.
Due to the monsoon season from the previous month, the whole Everest region gets the new life of vegetation in this month. The forest looks greener, dense and lovely. The clean and green surrounding will surely be one of the best highlights of the EBC trek in November.
5. Mani Rimdu Festival
Mani Rimdu is the most important and famous festival of Sherpa people in the Everest region. It is celebrated for 3 days by Buddhists in the Himalayas to mark the founding of Buddhism by Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava. This festival is one of the oldest traditions passed down from many generations.
In this festival, the monks perform special masked dance to worship some of the protective deities as manifestation of the legendary saint Guru Rinpoche, the founder of Tibetan Buddhism. The dance numbers also display the defeat of demons and the initiation of Buddhism to Tibet.
This 3 days festival is only celebrates once a year. Hence, Trekking Everest Base Camp in this time of the year is the best idea to observe this huge festival.
6. Less chances of flight delays and cancellation
The clear and stable weather means lesser chances of flight cancellations and delays. You don’t need to wait longer for the regular flights. The flight will be operated normally without any troubles.
Difficulties during Everest Base Camp Trek in November
Since November is the most peak trekking month, there is a high chance of the place being overcrowded. You can go to our previous blog on “How Difficult Could Everest Base Camp Trek Be” to know about in more details.
Important Note: The weather conditions in high altitudes are always unpredictable. So, please prepare yourself to encounter rain showers or even snowfalls. Also, bad weather may lessen your trekking hours or days. Thus, be prepared for unpredictable hindrances.
Packaging lists for November
Everest Base Camp is a cold place no matter what the month or the season. Because of the high altitude, snow and fast wind into the mix, it might get freezing cold. At night time the temperature in higher altitudes eve reaches below freezing.
Although it is warm in daytime, it will surely get little bit chilly because of the cold breeze of the mountain at night.
Going there prepared on what you should wear is the best option. Here are some of the packaging lists for your trek in November.
- Rain Jackets ( recommended)
- Trekking shirts
- Down Jackets
- Trekking trousers
- Trekking boots
- Trekking socks
- Hiking Gloves
- Light Sleeping Bag
- Trekking Poles
- Solar Torch
- Water purifiers
- Water bottles
Note: Waterproof jackets, trousers, and boots are more preferable.
The Everest Base Camp trek is amazing all year round and it depends on your own preference. November is the month that is just great for all kinds of treks in Nepal. Above are the reasons why the month of November can be the best time to trek to Everest Base Camp.
The whole trip can be a memorable experience. Come on, give it a try and add all those breathtaking mountain views, beautiful sceneries, clear view of floras and faunas into your memories.