Among four different weather season in Nepal, Everest Base Camp Weather in 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 countries like us with the verities of natural diversity, we can feel a constant weather change. The month of September was supposed to be a clear sky, but past few years, we are challenging non-stop rain throughout the month. Traveling to Everest Base Camp within a specific time frame makes a lot troublesome if you get stuck waiting for a flight to Lukla and a lot of time, this happens due to the bad weather. Plan a perfect EBC itinerary here 

Sherpa village

From the first week of October, most of the time, the weather will remain constant and precise sky views. However, little 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 traveling 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 the effect of global warming affecting weather conditions. So high alpine weather cannot be predicted; however, if you are looking for the weather, in general, all over Nepal, on average, then here is one link where we had briefly discussed Trekking in Nepal best time of the year.


Everest Base Camp Trekking Route Weather in October

    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 ax 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 (woolen socks 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. You can get a detailed trekking essential list if you want. Please email us.

Here are some facts about Nepal Everest Base Camp Trek during October that help you with packing your backpack and prepare other necessary arrangements for EBC. The first thing you need to figure out is the flight ticket to and from Kathmandu Lukla. As it will be season time in Everest after that while packing things, make sure you include one down jacket and windproof jacket, 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 a t-shirt and shorts. However, no matter what, we always recommend ankle boots, cause trail is 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 the mountain will still be colder. General Itinerary for Nepal Everest Base Camp Trekking illustration is as follows –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 be 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 from 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 from Pheriche to Tengboche
# Day 11 – Trek from Tengboche to Monjo
# Day 12 – Trek from Monjo to Lukla
# Day 13 – Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

However, this is just a general suggested itinerary; one can trek with a different course. 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.

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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, leader, to being a manager. And finally today I am the 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 and Mustang!

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