Everest Base Camp Weather October

Among four different weather season in Nepal, October is one of the best, this is what the internet says If you search online. The month of October is not only for Everest Base Camp but also the best time for all trekking route in Nepal.  In addition to that, when to visit Everest Base Camp while not a lot of hikers on the trail.    

Weather change is real especially country like us with the verities of natural diversity we can feel a constant weather change. The month of September was supposed to be clear sky but past few years we are challenging non-stop rain throughout the month. Travelling to Everest Base Camp within a certain time frame makes a lot difficult if you get stuck waiting for a flight to Lukla and a lot of time this happen due to the bad weather. Plan a perfect EBC itinerary here

From the first week of October, most of the time weather will remain constant and clear sky views. However small short duration rainfall might accompany your trip. I would highly suggest planning to start EBC trek from the end of the first week of October, especially if you are travelling Nepal in a shortened time frame.  During this month the rain will not last longer than expected. Everest Base Camp weather in October might vary with change in climate as nowadays everywhere we can see effect of global warming affecting weather condition so high alpine weather cannot be predicted however if you are looking for weather, in general, all over Nepal in average then here is one link where we had briefly discussed about Trekking in Nepal best time of the year.
    Everest Base Camp Trekking Route Weather in October
Camp Location Altitude Max. Temperature Min. Temperature Wind Speed Sunshine
Lukla, Namche, Tengboche 3,000 4,000m 16 (°C) / 60.8 (°F) 2 (°C) / 35.6 (°F) 9km/h 6 hour
Dingboche, EBC, Kalapatthar 4,000-5,500m 10 (°C) / 50.8 (°F) -7 (°C) - 19.6 (°F) 14km/h 6 hour


All data sourced from Nepal Government Weather Forecasting Division

Here are some pictures from Everest Base Camp Trekking taken during the last week of October that also help to see a pictorial view of the weather in Everest Base Camp during October.

Packing list for Hikers hiking EBC in October

Trek essentials (What to pack for Everest Base Camp If you are planning to visit during October) 
No climbing Ropes needed
No Ice axe required
No Goretex or high altitude expedition jacket needed, Down jacket with -10 works fine. 
No climbing shoe needed, General high ankle hiking boots work excellent. 

Crampon may/may not require (Ground is not paved – rough, rocky and gravel strewn But please check the trail condition with your local company. If the trail has left with heavy snowfall, the path might get quite slippery with melting ice. In this case, crampon is a lifesaver)

What you need are:
Hiking boot (high ankle boot recommended)
Sleeping bag (-10-20 'C)
Down Jacket
Pair of the thermal sweater to keep you warm inside
Pair of comfortable dry hiking pants
Hiking socks (woollen socks are recommended)
Hiking bag (minimum 50l+10)
Additionally, you could consider taking, warm hat/ head cover, scarf, sunglass, lip guard, sun cream, trekking pole, headlamp, windproof gloves, water bottle, water purification drop, camera accessory, first aid kit etc.

If you are not a regular hiker, don't have all those lists you can also rent a hiking gear in Kathmandu. Which might be an ideal and cheaper option.  Detailed trekking essential list will be provided upon request. Please email us.Everest Base Camp Trek October General infographic information image

Lukla Airport Nepal

Fig - Lukla airstrips, Tara Airlines almost ready to take off

Mount Everest Picture

Fig - Mount Everest as seen behind huge Lhotse wall, as seen from above Namche

Tengboche Monastery, Tengboche View Trek

Fig - Aerial view of Tengboche Monastery, as seen from helicopter

Everest Base Camp Trek, Trekking, Weather and Itinerary

Fig - Viallge of Dingboche early morning, looking back toward Namche

Everest from Kalapatthar Nepal

Fig - Mount Everest as seen from summit of Kala Patthar

Here are some facts about Nepal Everest Base Camp Trek during October that helps you on packing your backpack and prepare other necessary arrangements for EBC. The first things you need to figure out is flight ticket to and from Kathmandu Lukla as it will be season time in Everest after that while packing things just make sure you includes one down jacket and wind stopper which is more than enough because the weather will not be such cold during October in Everest Base Camp. During day walk you can adjust with thin clothes like t-shirt and shorts, however, no matter what ankle boots are always recommended cause trail are jig jag.  Just in case if you are planning for Island Peak Expedition too then you need to prepare a bit like gloves, glasses special shoes etc. and other necessary climbing gears cause mountain will still be colder. General Itinerary for Nepal Everest Base Camp Trekking is illustrated as follow –One thing to remember Everest Base Camp trek is one in the high rated trek for the high altitude sickness. Planning a perfect Everest Base Camp trek itinerary helps prevent not to being sick in this region (In most cases) 

Everest Base Camp Trekking Itinerary

# Day 01 – Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and Trek to Phakding
# Day 02 – Trek from Phakding to Namche
# Day 03 – Acclimatization Day in Namche
# Day 04 – Trek form Namche to Tengboche
# Day 05 – Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche
# Day 06 – Acclimatization day in Dingboche
# Day 07 – Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche
# Day 08 – Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (Trip to Everest Base Camp)
# Day 09 – Trek to Kalapatthar and descend to Pheriche
# Day 10 – Trek form Pheriche to Tengboche
# Day 11 – Trek from Tengboche to Monjo
# Day 12 – Trek form Monjo to Lukla
# Day 13 – Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
However this is just a general suggested itinerary, one can trek with a different itinerary. Here is one useful link where you can get some idea about Nepal Everest Base Camp Trekking in depth, Everest Base Camp Trekking. In one sentence as a conclusion of Everest Base Camp Weather October is perfect and one of the best for Everest Base Camp Trekking in Nepal.

About Rajendra Khanal (Raj)

Rajendra Khanal (Raj) Born and raised in Gorkha, Nepal, I am proud to call the Manaslu region my home! I have been in the travel business for over a decade from being assistance guide to being a guide/leader to being a manager and finally a founder of NEST Adventure. So you could say, I know my way well enough in the Himalayas especially in some of the off-the-beaten trails in Nepal like Manaslu, Kanchenjunga or Mustang

I am passionate about travelling and I strongly believe that seeing the world shouldn't break the bank (at least not too much!).  I have backpacked to over 15 countries in Asia, Central Americas USA and Canada, one-third of Europe, Caribbean Island and  Latin America.

I studied in the UK and moved to the United States. During that period, I had an opportunity working with multinational companies which taught me, how to deliver quality customer service in the business? As a world travelling backpacker myself, and travel expert of Nepal Himalayas, I started writing about my own country.  Incase, If you required free information about Nepal, please do not hesitate to visit my office in Thamel. We are located in the centre of Kathmandu Thamel. I am happy to share a cup of Nepali tea and free information.  Our team at NEST has earned 5/5 star ratings on TripAdvisor from about 200 satisfied customers. Don't forget to visit our customer feedback page on TripAdvisor.
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Hi I need more inod about the different treks to the EBC (the easiest would be better since never done home in high altitude)
- Mariana Zubeldia

Hi Mariana, 

Thank you for the comment. EBC trek is one of the highest altitude sickness prone trek in Nepal. However, giving yourself extra days for the acclimatisation would accrue. and Yes, indeed the classical EBC trek is the easiest one.  Let me know if you have any questions. 

- Nepal Explore Summit Treks Pvt. Ltd.

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