Everest Base Camp Trek in November
Spring and Autumn are the best and peak season for Everest Base Camp Trek. Among them, November is considered to be the clearest month of the year which is the last month of trekking season in Nepal before the winter arrives. Thus, trekkers from across the world flock to Nepal to do Everest Base Camp Trek in November.
Unlike the extreme heat of summer, wetness of monsoon and freezing coldness of winter, autumn is the best season for cool, mild and favorable weather conditions. Views during Everest November Trek is splendorous and clearer.
Trekking Everest Base Camp in November is the best option for those who want to experience the true beauty of Mt.Everest (8,848m) along with other 3 highest peaks in the world. That are Makalu (8,481m), Lhotse (8,516m) and Cho Oyu (8,201m).
Things Need to Know About Everest Base Camp Trek in November
Everest Base Camp Weather in November
Autumn season starts in September and ends in November, from then the winter season kicks off. So, Everest Base Camp November weather is mild, cool, warm and clear. Days are quite warm not as hot as summer and night are cooler not freezing as winter.
November is considered the clearest month of the year as the monsoon season clears out the sky making it more clear and blue. This leads to a pellucid picture of sky touching snow-capped peaks of Mt.Everest, Mt.Lhotse, Mt.Makalu, Mt.Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, etc.
The views and scenery from various Everest Base Camp Trek viewpoints such as Kalapathar, Everest Base Camp offers magnificent clear 360- degree panoramic snow-capped mountains views, enough to make your trip memorable and long-lasting.
The temperature gradually starts to decrease in late November and finally reaches minus degrees Celsius during winter.
The temperature can reach 12° Celsius to max 16° Celsius during daytime while at night 2°Celsius to -7°Celsius which is regarded as a moderate temperature for trekking.
Major Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek in November
- Scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.
- 360°degree panoramic views of snow-capped summits from Kalapathar.
- Magical sunrise views from Kalapathar viewpoint.
- Weather is very favorable and mild that decreases trekking time as compared to the monsoon, summer and winter season.
- Beautiful villages of Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lukla, Gorakshep, and Lobuche.
- Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
- Largest monastery of Khumbu region, Tengboche Monastery.
- The highest altitude glacier, the Khumbu Glacier.
- Face to face closeup with the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest.
- Religious temples and monasteries, prayer flags and wheels, chants carved stones, etc along the routes.
- Alluring forest of rhododendron.
- Exciting Dudh Kosi, Imja, Khumbu rivers, suspension bridges, cheese factory, etc.
Trails of Everest Base Camp Trek in November
Trekking Everest Base Camp in November is one of the peakists and busiest season of the year trekking to Everest Base Camp. Thus, EBC trek in November trails follows a number of popular trek routes which are;
The direct route to Everest Base Camp is suitable and short for beginners as compared to other routes and also the best option for Everest solo trekkers
Everest Base Camp Permits
Trekking in the Everest Region requires permits and you get your Everest Base Camp Trek in November permits easily from your Trekking Agency in Kathmandu and another at the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. Everest Region Trekking requires two permits i.e.
- Tims (Trekkers Information Management System): $10
- Sagarmatha National Park Entry: $35
- Pasang Lamu sherpa V.municiplity special Permit $20
Everest Base Camp Trek Flights in November
Trek to Everest Base Camp begins from a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. But, due to the maintenance and reconstruction process going on, Kathmandu to Lukla flight is closed and diverted to Ramechhap Airport (Manthali Airport). It takes 4 hours drive from Kathmandu to Ramechhap so you have to leave early in the dark to catch Ramechhap to Lukla flight. Lukla Airport is also known as Tenzing Norgay Airport is the gateway for most of the Everest Region Trek.
The flight duration to Lukla from Kathmandu is 25 minutes whereas Ramechhap to Lukla flight takes 30 minutes to reach.
Since November is the peak season, the flight to Lukla must be pre-booked as there will be a shortage of flight tickets.
Daily Popular Kathmandu to Lukla flight Airlines are;
Established in 2009, this airline is the biggest airline operator in the mountain region of Nepal which includes Lukla as well.
It is a popular mountain region airline operator which has been serving air transport services since 2003.
Goma Airlines (Summit Airlines)
This is the newest as compare to other airlines which were founded in 2011 and has been serving thousands of trekkers from all over the globe.
Airlines Flight Schedule from Kathmandu to Lukla (1st Flight)
Airlines Schedule for Ramechhap to Lukla Flight are;
Advice for EBC Trek in November
Take 2-3 months of physical and mental preparation or training before starting your trek to Everest Base Camp in November.
Weather is unpredictable at higher altitudes so prepare yourself for it.
Take slow and easy steps, it is not a competition.
Take a rest when you feel it not when guides say.
Frequently Asked Question on Everest Base Camp Trek in November
What to pack for EBC Trek in November?
Well insulated clothing which includes;
- Base layer shirts, trousers, thermals, etc.
- Middle layer light jackets, pants.
- Outer layer windproof jackets and trousers.
- Sunglasses and sunscreen lotions.
- Scarfs to protect the neck from cold.
- Trekking shoes and socks.
- Camera and chargers
- Water bottles
- Windproof sleeping bags.
- Basic Toiletries
Does tea houses/hotel open in Everest during November?
Well, of course, it remains open throughout the year even in the off-season. But during the month of November, the teahouses and hotels are packed with trekkers and travelers hence recommended pre-booking hotels before starting the Everest Base Camp Trek in November.
Is it necessary to book guide/porters for Everest Base Camp Trek in November?
It could be yes as well as no. It all depends on your physical strength, experience level and how well you know the trek routes. If you are physically fit and have experience of EBC trek then you don’t need guide/porters to guide you as well as to carry for bags. But if you are beginners then you must have guides to lead you and if you are unable to carry your bags while trekking then you can book porters to have ease while trekking.
Should I visit Trekking Agency for consultancy?
Yes, it is very important to visit the Trekking agency as they provide the best and high-quality services related to this trek. Authorized trekking agency provides experienced and authorized guides and porters who are responsible for making your trip memorable, fun, safe and healthy. Also, it reduces the chances of getting robbed. Always choose the Trekking Agency which is authorized and licensed by reputed trekking organization.
If you want to avoid trekking during the heat of summer, rains of the monsoon, and coldness of winter then November (the last month of autumn), is best for the trek to EBC. Make sure you choose the right month for trekking to have clear and breathtaking views and scenery of the great Himalayas. If you are planning for Everest Base Camp Trek in November then contact us (Nepal Everest Base Camp). We believe in best and high-quality services and make sure your trip to Everest becomes a lifetime experience.