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Everest Base Camp Trek in September

Everest Base Camp Trek in September has a lot to offer to its travelers. Watching mesmerizing and breathtaking scenery with clear blue sky and observing the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets are simply awesome. It offers a stunning view of snow-covered mountains, green hills, with fresh air throughout the whole trip.

The season of autumn starts from the month of September. The season marks the transition from summer to winter where the duration of daylight becomes noticeably shorter and the temperature cools considerably. In this season, one can witness the clear blue skies and amazing vegetation. This is also the season where the leaves change colors and start to fall down.

Since Everest Base Camp Trek is a dream trail of many trekkers, trekking in this month of the year might be the best time to trek the trails of the Everest Region.  With the end of the monsoon season and the winter still months away, this month might be the perfect month for trekking.

Here are some of the more detailed information on why Everest Base Camp Trek in September is considered as one of the best time to trek.

Clear and amazing views

Since the month of September marks the beginning of the autumn season, travelers there can enjoy the blooming flowers, different color leaves and greenery with crystal clear weather. The month offers the clearest view due to the stable weather and the day being almost sunny with deep blue skies.

Due to the weather being crystal clear, the snow-capped mountains, lush green hills, waterfalls and rice fields are definitely the most significant view one can expect in their Everest Base Camp trek.

clear view of snow-caped mountain
Mild and moderate temperatures

The temperature during this time of the year is not too hot as the summer and not too cold as the winter. The temperature will be in the most favorable condition as you can trek in light clothes in the day time. The nights do get cold but less than the winter season. You don’t need any extra jackets or sleeping bags. Just some of the few worm backpacks will get you through the night.

The temperature usually ranges from 15 degrees to 20 degrees during sunny days. And -2 degrees during nights and mornings.

To know about the temperatures of Everest Base Camp throughout the year, read our blog Weather & Temperature during Everest Base Camp Trek

Less crowd

You can find a fewer crowd in early September. The trek is perfect for people who are searching for a peaceful trek. With lesser crowds, you can feel that the entire route as yours own and you can have more time with the nature in solitude.

Easy and better accommodations

Since there are lesser crowds, it will be easier to find the most suitable accommodation for you. You can get many choices at a quite cheaper price than in peak seasons. You do not have to compete with others and you can get better accommodation options. Also, you will have access to better options with food, rooms, and other services.

Frequent flights

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.

Lukla Airport. Gateway to the Everest. Photo Flickr/Petr Meissner
Lukla Airport. Gateway to the Everest. Photo Flickr/Petr Meissner
Month of festivals

In Nepal, the month of September is famous for its festivals. And since Nepal is full of people with different religions and cultures, you can observe and even take part in the celebrations.

The main two festivals that you can enjoy in the month of September are Teej and Indra Jatra. Dashain which is considered as the biggest festival of Nepal starts in late September. Although there wont be any grand celebration in Everest region, you can enjoy those festivals fully in Kathmandu area. You can plan your trek accordingly and enjoy the festivals.

Children playing bamboo swing in Dashain. Photo Flickr/Bhuwan Maharjan
Packaging lists for September

Here are some of the packaging lists for your trek in September

Upper Body

  • Rain Jackets
  • Trekking shirts
  • Down Jackets
  • Caps

Lower Body

  • Trekking trousers

Foot Wear

  • Trekking boots
  • Trekking socks

Hand Wear

  • Hiking Gloves

Other Items

  • Light Sleeping Bag
  • Moisturizers
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Trekking Poles
  • Solar Torch
  • Water purifiers
  • Water bottles

Note: Waterproof jackets, trousers, and boots are more preferable.

Everest Region Treks in the Month of September

Here are some of the types of treks that you can do in this month. You can find the trek that is suitable for you in the list below.

  1. Everest Base Camp Heli Trek – 9 Days
  2. EBC Trek with Heli Flight from Gorakshep – 12 Days
  3. Everest Base Camp Trek – 13 Days
  4. Everest Base Camp Trek – 14 Days
  5. Everest Base Camp Trek – 16 Days
  6. Classic Everest Base Camp Trek – 18 Days
  7. Gokyo to Everest Base Camp Trek – 19 Days
  8. Everest Base Camp with Island Peak – 21 Days
  9. Everest High Passes Trek – 22 Days
  10. Everest High Passes and Island Peak – 25 Days
  11. Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek – 26 Days
Tips for trekking Everest Base Camp in September.

To know about some of the tips you can visit our blog Tips to Improve Your Everest Base Camp Trekking Experience for the better experience while trekking.

It will make your trekking experience easier.

Conclusion

It is a well-known fact that Everest Base Camp Trek is great all year round, but the trek in September is quite different and special. You can experience a little bit of all the weather in this season.

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 trekking memories.