One of the treks on the bucket list of every other individual is The Everest base camp trek. With Everest base camp trek in October is an amazing, and adventurous destination. Click here to travel by HAPPYLAND TREKS
Short Descriptions about Everest Base Camp
Everest Base Camp is here to serve you with some exotic highest peaks, green farmlands, and rare flora fauna. Besides, old Buddhist culture, their traditional habitat, natural beauty, and the wonderful swinging suspension bridges are along its way.
The trek takes you to an altitude of about 5555 m. can be completed in many different ways. Even though it’s tough to conquer the peak of Everest, for being on the lap of the Himalayas, you need to be physically fit. A personality full of self-confidence, and you are good to make it through the base camp witnessing all the spectacular beauty of this region.
Major Highlights of the trek
- Spend your nights in the lap of the Himalayas, with the highest peak standing tall right behind you.
- the sunset from Everest Viewpoint.
- Explore the Tibetan people and get a chance to learn about their culture.
- Dig into the wonderful experience of the world’s shortest runway at Hillary Tenzing Airport at Lukla.
- Chance to walk along with the footprints of the first Everest trekker Sir Edmund Hillary, and many others.
- Witness the stupefying beauty of Sagarmatha National Park and its vegetation.
- Feel the perplexing beauty of monasteries along with the Khumbu glacier, icefall, suspension bridges, and many more.
Everest base camp is a fun trip and an experience to preserve for a lifetime.
Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary
1, Land in Kathmandu (1400 m) and overnight in a hotel.
2, From Kathmandu to Lukla (by flight) and trek to Phakding (2651 m)
3, Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m)
4, Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar, Walking around, hiking to Everest View Hotel, exploring and enjoying the Himalayas views.
5, Trek Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3868 m)
6, Trekking Tengboche to Dingboche (4410 m)
7, Day acclimatization at Dingboche, Walking few hours, Photography, and enjoying the scenery.
8, Trek Dingboche to Lobuche (4938 m)
9, Trek Lobuche to Gorakshep (5180 m)-Hike to EBC. (5364 m)
10, Gorakshep hike to Kala Patthar-View point ( 5550 m) to Pheriche (4240 m)
11, Trek Pheriche to Namche (3440 m)
12, Namche Bazaar trek to Lukla (2860 m)
13, Lukla to Kathmandu (1400 m) by flight.
14, Departure day from Kathmandu or you can do other activities.
Everest Base Camp Trek in October
One of the best months to travel to the world’s highest peak in October. It is the autumn season in Nepal and the most crowded and peak time for travelers across the world. This time of the month you are sure to explore the best weather with very less risk of rain.
The clear sky glazing with its wonderful blue color makes the view of the highest mountain peaks, so amazing that you will fall in love with them. The autumn season clarifies the weather, thus making the weather stable, sunny, warm, and very pleasant.
Why Everest Base Camp Trek in October
Apart from the astonishing weather, there are many other benefits during October. Here are a few reasons why?
Best climate and views
For staggering views of diamond-like shining Himalayas with sun rays striking over, October is the best time to travel. Due to the comfortable and bearable cold, you don’t have to pack up bulky clothes. You are safe enough because the slopes are not very slippery and of course the weather is fantastic.
Besides the fact that October serves a wonderful climate, it is also the month for the two biggest festivals of Nepalese, i.e., Dashain, and Tihar – Lighting festival. You can see people walking around with red tikka, and Jamara on their foreheads. You can be a part of our main festivals and eat delicious food. specially made for the festivals.
Flora and Fauna
During October, the rainfall and the shine of sun rays make the vegetation extraordinary. The flowers, diverse flora, and fauna come to life with new beauty and charm. You can make evident not only the oak trees, pastures, and lush forests but also the beautifully grown rhododendron flowers all along your way.
Sagarmatha National Park which you will encounter during your journey to Everest Base camp is a mixture of the Sherpa community and the diverse ecosystem preserved to this date. It’s the belief and Interconnection of people of Sherpa culture who have wished to save the ecosystem.
Loads of tourists along the way
October is a wonderful month for trekking in Nepal, and thus you can meet up with so many tourists along the way even if you started your trek alone. You can merge in with so many different kinds of people.
However, this serves one disadvantage: the trails get crowded, and the teahouses fill up quickly. So to travel during this time of the year, you must have a guide who can reserve teahouses for you and make your journey remarkable. Happyland Treks are the leading trekking agency serving a similar purpose for a very long time.
Fewer chances of flight delay and cancellations
Everyone knows that most flights back or to Lukla get delayed because of the weather conditions. So when you travel during October, the weather is very stable and hence it reduces the chances of flight delays and cancellations.
Although the weather is perfect, there can be some difficulties that you might face, and some of them are listed below:
- October is the peak season for people to trek in Nepal, and hence the teahouses and all the trails are very crowded. You might not find any place to rest easy, and there might be chances for you to stand in a long queue for food as well.
- The major challenge of any trek is the altitude. We trek at an altitude of 5555 m, making you prone to altitude sickness throughout the journey. Hence acclimatize as much as you can and trek shorter distances.
- Apart from the fact that October has a very stable climate, this is not fixed. The climate is very unpredictable, and thus the trial might get difficult. Be prepared. and weather can change any time of the year.
- During October, it is true that the temperature is quite hot during the daytime, compared to many other times of the year; however, the nights get very cold. So in case, if you don’t carry any necessary gear for yourself, you might face trouble.
- If you are not a regular trekker, you might easily feel a loss of energy and tiredness during the journey. Always carry some chocolates, bars or something you can eat while walking and drink loads of water.
What’s it like to trek Everest Base Camp in October?
On top of breathtaking scenery and wonderful monasteries along the way, you will be blissful watching all the colorful prayer flags. You can get a chance to witness the hospitality Sherpa culture and learn more about their community.
You can enjoy your day with full energy, because of the weather and trek to nearby villages in the evening, and get along with local people who treat guests as gods. People in Nepal have this feeling of “Atithi Devo Bhava,” which means Guests are gods, and you truly feel the sensation of togetherness among them.
The best part of traveling during October is the perfect blend of natural beauty, fantastic scenery, and the hospitable nature of local people.
What to Bring during your Trek to Everest Base Camp Trek in October?
Most of the teahouses you make your stay in provide you with good thick blankets; however, not all of them are washed off well. So it is always a better idea to bring your sleeping bag just for comfort reasons, and also in case, the weather doesn’t go in your favor. Apart from that, a good raincoat, a windproof, waterproof jacket is also a good idea to keep with. Besides, the chances of rainfall are low. You never know when you might need that.
Things to consider during your trek to Everest Base Camp in October
Guide and Porter
Everest Base Camp serves no restrictions for people who want to trek alone without any guide. However, getting a guide and a local porter is always a good idea. Not only does this help you, but hiring a local guide, porter is like supporting the employment of people in rural areas and helping them earn a living. and even traveling with the company you’re in safe hands.
On top of that, the local guides were experienced enough that they can help you know so much about the area or the location you will hop on. They help you learn many comfortable trails as well.
Happyland Treks are one of the leading trekking agencies in Nepal. that benefit you with amazing package deals that save you money and time.
Although the difficulty level to trek to Everest base camp is moderate, you need to have a good level of physical fitness to enjoy every bit of it. Else you will be complaining about the painful knees rather than enjoying the beauty of the Himalayas. So for people who are planning their trek to base camp, make sure you take a week or so and start doing walking practice.
-Climb up and down the stairs whenever possible.
-Don’t trek more than you can just people your group is pressurizing you.
-You can prepare yourself by giving your body a similar level of tiredness by cycling, jogging, walking, hiking, improving your cardio, endurance, and so on.
Even very frequent people with hiking and long trekking can have altitude sickness. It is not a shame to accept that you will also go through this. Breathing shortness, vomiting, nausea, etc., will be common as the altitude increases. So as you step up, make sure you:
– Rest well between your long hike days.
– drink a large amount of water and keep yourself hydrated.
– don’t eat nonveg and very heavy /oily food if you ain’t comfortable.
– be with a guide and be honest about your situation to them as they can help you get better.
– Always carry some medications that you might need in case of an emergency.
The most important thing you need to have during your trip to Everest base camp is travel insurance. Because traveling to a greater altitude is a risk, mishappenings can occur anytime. To be on the safer side, travel insurance is essential.
You may never know when it’s your time to get evacuated to a hospital via helicopter. You must know that ambulances are not available at such an altitude. And the cost is way too much. Just for such situations and any other kind of inconvenience, you would have something to look further. You can either have your travel insurance on your own and most of the time, the trekking agencies or options you choose help through an insurance company. So be prepared to choose one before the trip. For instance, Happyland Treks have been providing amazing travel service for ages.
Permits and fees
To trek to the Everest Base Camp in any season, you need to have some travel permits that you can easily get during your trip. If you are traveling with a trekking agency like Happyland Treks, they arrange it all for you within the package most of the time. You need a local permit to enter the Sagarmatha National park in Nepal.
Sagarmatha National Park Permit
To enter the Sagarmatha National Park in Solukhumbu District, you again need a permit. It costs about $30 with 30% VAT. This is one of the UNESCO-listed heritage sites that has been conserving the unique and diverse flora fauna and several endangered wild species.