• Raj Kumar Basnet
  • Last Updated on Dec 30, 2023

Everest Base Camp is one of the most popular treks in Nepal, in fact, in the world! It is a thrilling experience full of adventure, wonder, and joy. This trek offers unmatched experiences throughout the year. It should come as no surprise that the Everest region attracts trekkers all year because of the awe, thrill, and adrenaline it delivers. However, the two most preferred seasons to trek to Everest Base Camp (EBC) are spring and autumn. The month of November in autumn is especially favorable for this trek for its own reasons.

If you plan your trek in November, you will experience all the glory of the autumn season. During the autumn season, you will spectate a lush green forest, crisp sky, and unobstructed view of the Himalayan massifs. In November, you will enjoy your trek with splendid weather and less rainfall. Thus, November is one of the most favorable trekking months. Autumn is undoubtedly the peak season for a trek to Everest Base Camp.

Due to these reasons, you will come across a large number of trekkers and climbers on the Everest Base Camp trail in the autumn season, especially in November. Winter starts at the end of November. Sheets of snow cover towering mountains like Mount Everest, Mount Amadablam, and Mount Nuptse. As a result, trekking in November is a delight.

The stable weather condition with some of the lowest levels of rainfall makes the trekking experience to Everest Base Camp full of wanderlust and aesthetics. The chance to interact with plenty of travelers around the world is another thing you should be looking for while trekking to Everest Base Camp in November. Not only EBC but the trekking routes of the entire Everest region and the whole Himalayas are lined by travelers worldwide in November due to its favorable pre-winter weather.

Your time in the Everest region would be so wholesome that it can't be described in words, but we'll try our best to show you the gist of trekking to Everest Base Camp in November in this blog post. Let's learn why November is so far the ideal season to trek to the Everest Base Camp.

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Highlights of EBC Trek in November

  • Pleasant weather conditions and mild temperatures
  • No Lukla flight cancellations and delays 
  • Splendid panoramic view of Mount Everest
  • Crisp sunrise and sunset views with clear sky
  • Experience of native Sherpa culture, lifestyle, and festivals occurring in November
  • Up Close view of the mountains of Nepal (Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Ama Dablam)
  • Interacting with fellow trekkers from around the world

How are the Weather and Temperature conditions in the Everest Base Camp in November?

The weather and temperature vary constantly in the Everest region, especially in the upper areas. However, the autumn months, including November, are somewhat stable in terms of weather and temperature.

The weather of EBC in November

The weather condition in November is fantastic throughout the EBC trek. The sky is clear, and the surrounding is dry. You will have sharp views of the mountains that will transcend you to a different world because of the low humidity level.

November is a dry month, unlike March and May, so there will be no rain or snow to make your journey difficult. This month's precipitation is almost non-existent. So, if you want to avoid getting wet on your treks, November is the time to go. The weather is steady in comparison to other months, with reduced humidity. Because there will be no rain and the temperatures will be mild, you will have a better grip on the ground when trekking. Because of the low humidity, there is little chance of fogging up the view, but the low chances of downpours and dark clouds will not, in any way, obstruct the marvelous views. Thus, you can unwind and enjoy your hike to the utmost.

The weather condition at a higher elevation is unpredictable. So, you should prepare yourself for the unlikely condition of random rain showers and snowfall in November. You might face unpredictable hindrances momentarily on your EBC trek this month.

You will simply fall in love with the crystal clear weather and beautiful mountain vistas. Because November has the clearest skies, you will get the most out of everything. When you trek to Everest Base Camp in November, you can be certain that you will embark on a journey of self-discovery. The beautiful Himalayas, lush foliage, and pleasant weather will undoubtedly convince you that something is amazing here!

The Temperature of EBC in November

November falls under the post-monsoon and early winter seasons. Generally, you will experience warm, sunny days. The nights, on the other hand, are colder but bearable.  

The temperature is comforting for a trek in the daytime. So, you need to wear light to moderate clothes while trekking to Everest Base Camp in November. The temperature starts to drop below 12 degrees at the end of November.

The temperature is very low at altitudes above 5380m. You need to prepare for the possibility of extreme temperatures in the Everest region, as the weather might also turn out to be unpredictable.

The lower elevation is comparatively warmer, and the temperature decreases as you ascend the elevation. During the nighttime in November, the temperature may drop as low as -15 degrees in regions like Gorak Shep. 

Namche Bazaar, a popular Himalayan town in the Everest region, at an elevation of 3440 meters, experiences an average low temperature of -3 degrees Celcius and the average high temperature of 9 degrees Celcius in November.

What is the Everest Base Camp Accommodation in November like?

Tea houses, as well as mountain lodges, will be plentiful in Nepal during the autumn season's final flourish. You might just have to share lodging on some days if the number of trekkers is high. The presence of pleasant weather indicates a high flow of tourists in the region, implying that tea houses and lodges are scarce. Even if you are fortunate enough to locate one, the cost will be more than usual. If you're traveling with a company, don't worry; everything will be planned ahead of time for you; nevertheless, if you're going alone or without a group, you may find it difficult to find places to stay the night. Thus, if at all feasible, book your accommodation ahead of time.

The available teahouses provide you with proper hospitality and homestay facilities. In higher altitudes, the options for accommodations will be lower compared to the lower altitudes. However, there's no lack of fancy hotels on the EBC route. You'll find a five-star hotel in Namche (Everest View Hotel) and similar other hotels in the region. It provides you with lavish facilities of private rooms, western-style toilets, etc. As you trek higher, the accommodation gets more and more basic.

The tea houses in the higher altitudes have shared toilets behind the hotel. They will provide you with a bucket full of lukewarm water for a quick shower. You might end up paying US$ 3 - US$ 5 for a hot shower in high-altitude regions. As the nights are cold, the blankets provided by the teahouses might not be enough. So, you must carry your sleeping bags to keep yourself warm at night.

How is the Food in November in the Everest region?

Most meals tend to be made up of non-perishable ingredients because the region is remote, and all food must be carried up to the numerous communities by foot. Cereals, rice, and grains are the main ingredients in most cuisines. Dal, a prepared lentil soup, is the most typical side dish to accompany the basic grain, along with greens, vegetables, and pickles. This makes up the most well-known cuisine in Nepal, Dal Bhat, which can be found in all tea places along with steaming rice. 

You can also try some of the other cuisines such as sandwiches, burgers, noodles or pizzas. If you still want to go local, Momo is something you can try out. Momo is a Tibetan-influenced Nepali dumpling and is among the most popular snacks in Nepal. You'll love it!

Most tea houses have meat on their menus, although we generally advise against eating animal products, especially at higher altitudes. The freshness of the meat cannot be assured because it must be transported from the lower levels of the mountain to the communities by foot or by yak.

What makes the Trek to Everest Base Camp in November the best?

While the EBC trail is open to trek in any month, there're a few perks of trekking to Everest Base Camp in November. Let's find them out!

The Peak Season to Trek

November is a peak season to trek to the Everest Base Camp. Huge numbers of trekkers set off on their trek in the Everest region because of the month's moderate climate and weather conditions. You will witness a crisp and stunning view of the mountains. You will come across an astonishing number of travelers. So, you should not worry about getting lost midway, even if you are a solo trekker. The ambiance of the teahouses in the evening brightens the mood with stories from the locals and travelers.

November offers a great panorama of the mighty Himalayan range, glaciers, farmlands, villages, rhododendron woodland, Nepali Himalayan Rivers, and pure blue sky. The routes and weather become clear and suitable, ensuring a safe and enjoyable voyage.

Jaw-dropping Himalayan vistas

November offers you magnificent views of jaw-dropping Himalayan ranges. The crisp and clear atmosphere allows you to witness an enhanced view of the panoramic Himalayas. The vivid image of the Everest region will forever play in your mind. It's hard to forget the majestic view of the Himalayas during the Everest Base Camp November trek.

With amazing vistas of snowy peaks, rocky terrains, and green hills, the Everest region's atmosphere is breathtaking! The beauty of the Everest region will never be enough for your camera or eyes. This place resembles a mythical bride, ready to enchant you with her beauty. There are not only mountains and terrains to admire but also ancient monasteries and rich traditional villages to add to the beauty.

You can also observe animals feeding on pastures near the villages. Most trekkers, though, come in the hopes of seeing Mount Everest, which you will see from Kala Patthar (the highest point of the trek).

Fewer Lukla Flight Delays and Cancellations

The only means of transportation to the Everest region is a flight from Kathmandu/Ramechhap to Lukla. Even if the weather is marginally uncertain, it is unsafe to travel since Lukla Airport's small, sloping runway finishes at the brow of a hill. As a result, there is a potential for flight delays and cancellations during the monsoon and winter, which could cause your schedule to change.

Due to the clear skies and suitable flying visibility in November, which has the greatest weather conditions throughout the year, flight cancellations and delays are less likely to happen. Therefore, there is no need to put off catching a flight to Lukla any longer or for another day.

High alpine forests at their best

You will walk across the Sagarmatha National Park during much of the trek. The trek will lead you through the dense alpine vegetation. So, you will walk across forests full of Pine, Birch, Juniper, Fir, and Hemlock. You will enjoy a pleasant walk through the relishing green forest. The magnificent view of the sun traveling beyond the colorful hills is the best medicine for your fatigue. You can make the most of this if you trek to Everest Base Camp in November. 

The Everest Trails are home to a diverse assortment of plants when there is no snow on the ground. A varied diversity of alpine vegetation can be found in Sagarmatha National Park. In November, the wildlife in the Khumbu region appears to be very beautiful. Thanks to monsoon rain and the warm sun of fall, the different flora and fauna come to life with a new charm and natural beauty.

Hillsides covered in Flowers

Flowers oozing with a spectrum of the rainbow surround much of the Everest Base Camp trail in November. As you walk through the trail, you will be mesmerized by the fragrance of wildflowers. The diversity in vegetation colors the hills green as you hike across diversified colors of nature. This trek will become one of the most beautiful treks of your life due to the captivating beauty of the region's green vegetation and colorful flowers.

Are Guides and Porters necessary while Trekking to Everest Base Camp in November?

It is highly recommended to hire a guide and porter for trekking in the Everest region. The guide and porter can give you a recommendation for places to sleep, eat and drink. A good guide can mean the difference between reaching Everest Base Camp and not reaching Everest Base Camp. In November, the number of travelers is high, so the guide can help you pre-book the best tea houses for rooms and meals.

Most guides are pre-booked for the peak season. You will have to contact your traveling agency to hire a guide full of information and experience. We can help you arrange a guide for the Everest Base Camp November Trek.

Porters will carry your luggage and help you lighten up to explore the trails and villages. The trail goes through steep terrains, so you will need a reliable porter to handle your luggage through the entire trek.

You will have an amazing time as the guide suggests routes to improve your trekking experience and share any knowledge they have about the villages, mountains, and local culture. The guide and potters will also suggest to you places to explore with great photography potential.

Tips to Trek to Everest Base Camp in November

  • Start your trek early in the morning. This will give you adequate time to explore the splendid beauty of Everest. You will spend most of the day hiking for hours. The early start will also give you a chance to witness the sunrise and sunset views from the Everest region.
  • Your body will dehydrate quicker at higher altitudes. So, you must drink a lot of water and stay hydrated. We highly recommend you drink 3-4 liters of water per day. Drinking juices will also help replenish used fluids from the body.
  • The Himalayan region of Everest is a mysterious place. Bad weather can spell heavy rainfall and fog upon the Himalayas at any time of the year. It is hard to cope with the weather. It is always wise to follow the guidelines from your trek leader or guide.
  • November is the most popular trekking season in Nepal. So, you need to pre-book your food and lodging. You might have difficulty finding lodges and tea houses in the peak season. Hence, it is always better for you to book accommodation and food earlier. 
  • You should make sure your travel insurance is up to date. We recommend you get insurance that covers emergency evacuation and rescue. 
  • Don't forget to obtain two permits for your trek in November. Location Entry Permit NRs. 2000 (US$ 20) and Sagarmatha Conservation Area Entry Permit Rs.3400 (US$ 34). You can get both of them in Kathmandu.

Packaging Lists for Everest Base Camp November Trek

  • Sleeping bag
  • Down jacket 
  • Waterproof Windstopper Jacket
  • Waterproof Lightweight pants
  • Fleece jacket
  • Thermal wear
  • Lightweight cotton T-shirts 
  • Trekking pants 
  • Undergarments
  • Backpack
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Water bottles
  • Guide Book with a Trail map
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Toiletries
  • Moisturizer
  • Sunscreen Cream
  • Sun hat
  • Scarf
  • UV Sunglasses
  • Hiking socks and boots with sturdy soles
  • Camp shoes (Sneakers and Sandals)
  • Gloves

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Raj Kumar Basnet holds more than two decades of travelling experience in different regions of Nepal. He has trekked in both popular and off-the-beaten-path Nepali trekking trails which have allowed him to gain expertise in tourism. With years of field experience under his belt, he is now concentrating on sharing as much of his tourism knowledge as possible. Now, the co-owner of Outfitter Nepal, he hopes that the knowledge he’s gained over the years would deem helpful for the travellers visiting Nepal!

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