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Everest Base Camp Trek in October

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Everest Base Camp Trek in October

Are you planning to trek in Everest in the months of October? If, yes! This is your wise decision to visit Everest Base Camp in October.

In Nepal two seasons are best for trekking spring and autumn. The month of October falls in the autumn season.
Everest Base Camp Trek in October month is the perfect time to explore the Himalayan vistas and experience the local festivals and culture simultaneously.
The Dream adventure of many trekkers and nature enthusiasts: Everest Base Camp Trek lies in the ultimate territory of majestic mountains, dramatic glaciers, deep settlements, and unrivaled landscapes.

Why Everest Base Camp Trek is best in October?

Trekking is most rewarding if the weather favors and no time of the year matches the pleasantness of October. If you are the one who loves striding with fellows, join the thrilling adventure of trekking to the foot of the highest mountain in the gratifying ambiance of October.

Good Weather for Flight and Mountain Views

October signifies the end of the monsoon and the beginning of autumn in Nepal. The goodbye bidding Monsoon also takes away dust and leaves greenery in vegetation. In addition, autumn sprinkles sunny days and clear nights. Although windchill can hit you at times, the warmth of the sun during the day lets you have a nice walk. October mostly holds stable weather but mountains can have changes in weather pattern sometime. Generally, the Everest region has a distinct weather pattern of flaunting colder nights than days, and so does October. The daytime temperature ranges from 12-20 degrees Celsius. Don’t panic to know that places like Gorakshep and Lobuche have a temperature below freezing points, as you can endure the challenge wisely with good packing and carrying your own sleeping bag.

Time of Festival and Cultural Experience

Nepal with its diverse religions and ethnic communities celebrates the greatest festival Dashain. Nepalese celebrate remarking the victory of good over evil for 15 days long.
People return to the village on a long vacation making the city quiet. But you shall be astonished to witness the crowd of people in incense cloaked temples, ringing bells, and Bhajans playing around chowks.
The mountain region has fluctuating weather. Trekking thrill directly depends on the climate of the place. October tranquil and sunny days are just perfect to hike the pastures and cliffs of the Everest region. Nature paints the sky in absolute blue without cloud spots and windchill calms the tiredness of long walks.

Warm and Sunny Days

The sunny days of October definitely offer unobstructed views of the Himalayan range. Watch the panoramic eight thou sanders encompassing Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and surrounding picks which are equally captivating. Apart from mountains, vast pastureland and landscapes from the ridges make the journey more worthwhile. Everest Base Camp Trek trail is carved through the conserved Sagarmatha National Park. The national park is home to varieties of endangered flora and fauna. Lush Rhododendron, Orchids forest, pheasants and wild herbs fragrance decorates the trail more. In October you will witness the greenery of dense forests to fullest revived from the monsoon rain.

What to Pack in October?

Unlike packing for the EBC trek in winter or summer, you can do light packing for the trek to the Everest region in October. The weather condition and the bearable temperatures do not demand heavy packing in October. But before you pack you must be attentive to what you actually need in the trek.
Here is the general list of trekking clothes and equipment that you need for the Everest Base Camp trek in October.

  • Trekking T-shirts
  • Trekking Trousers
  • Breathable underwears
  • Fleece Jackets/Pullovers
  • Windproof Jackets
  • Light Thermals
  • Down Jackets
  • Trekking Socks
  • Trekking Boots
  • Trekking Gloves
  • Woollen Cap
  • Cap
  • Headlamp
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Pair of Sunglasses
  • First-aid Box
  • Trekking Poles
  • Water Bottles and water purifying tablets or purifiers
  • Moisturizers, sunscreen, and sanitizers

Summary

October is the best time for trekking to Everest Base Camp. The clear views of high Himalayas in warm and sunny days gives best experience of trekking and adventure. It is the permit season for trekking in Nepal

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