The Everest region is a popular trekking route in Nepal. The region is full of wonders and thrilling excitements. And, November trek to Everest Base Camp is simply amazing.
To trek in Mt Everest, there are two seasons: Spring and autumn season. When you choose November, you choose the autumn. Autumn season means you will see the green hills, blue sky and clear view of the Himalayas.
November is the perfect time to trek in the Everest Region. The climate is moderate and the precipitation is little. Thus, November is one of the most favorable trekking months.
As November ends, winter starts off in the Everest region. Astonishing mountains like Mount Everest, Mount Amadablam, Mount Nuptse, etc bear hats of snow.
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Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek in November
- A beautiful flight to the Lukla airport
- A great panoramic view of Everest
- Interaction with native Himalayan Sherpas
- Experience of Sherpa culture and lifestyles
- Views of Everest during the sunrise and sunset.
- Great mountain views.
- The ancient Buddhist Monasteries.
- The viewpoint point of Kala Patthar (5,643 m).
- Walk through the Natural World Heritage Site( Sagarmatha National Park)
- Adventurous mountain trails
- Enjoyable company of many other trekkers
EBC Trek in November: Temperature and Weather
November is post-monsoon and early winter season in the Everest region. Generally, the temperature of Everest Base Camp is perfect during November. Days are warm. Nights and early mornings are colder, yet bearable.
The daytime temperatures are most comfortable to trek. So, you can trek in light clothing. Light body means light soul. Thus, you will have a soulful experience while hiking.
At altitudes of 5380m above sea level, the temperature is very low. Whereas in altitudes averaging around 2000m above sea level, the temperature is milder.
The lower elevation is warm. But, the temperature decreases as we ascend the elevation.
Assure yourself! The weather condition across Everest Base Camp in November is super fantastic.
The Everest region is dry and clear during November. The precipitation is the lowest. Low humidity encourages pin sharp views.
By November, monsoon ends completely. So, there is little chance that you will see the rain. Also, the chances that the dark clouds spoil your marvelous views are less. You will fall in love with the clear weather and beautiful mountain vistas.
Note: The weather conditions in high altitudes are unpredictable. So, prepare yourself to encounter rain showers or even snowfalls. Also, bad weather may lessen your trekking hours or days. Thus, be prepared for unpredictable hindrances.
Why Everest Base Camp Trek In November?
Peak season to trek
November is a peak season to trek in the Everest Region. The number of trekkers in November is astonishing.
Besides the Everest Base Camp trekking, there are various famous trekking routes in the Everest region. Some of them are Everest panorama trek, Everest High Passes Trek, Gokyo Lakes, and Gokyo Ri trek.
Interaction with other trekkers along the trail brings you joy. Also, you can make new teams for camping in several parts of the trek.
Dry and clear weather
November, the autumn in the Everest Base Camp offers you the dry and clear weather. The chances of precipitation are little. The humidity in the atmosphere is low.
Less Humidity means sharp and clear views of the spectacular Himalayas. Unlike Monsoon, the trials are dry and easy to walk on.
You will see the perfect panoramic views of the rugged mountains. Fabulous views of yaks grazing on the pastures are worth capturing.
Besides, there are many shooting spots for the photographers.
November has the most reliable temperature. Days are sunny and bright. The fear of extreme cold is negligible. The temperature during days is suitable to trek.
The temperature decreases with a rise in altitude. Don’t worry, temperatures at high altitude are bearable. You can carry light warm clothes, for altitudes where temperature decreases.
Even if you are a beginner, there is nothing to worry about the temperature. Mild and favorable temperatures in the Everest region during November is adaptive.
You can walk free in light clothes. So, you will have a pleasant walk throughout the trek.
Jaw-dropping Himalayan vistas
November is famous for splendid views of Jaw-dropping Himalayan ranges. The perfect weather enhances the clarity in the atmosphere. So, you can observe sharp and majestic views of the panoramic Himalayas.
Once you catch the sight of Himalayas in the Everest Region, it’s hard to erase them off your memory. The view when sky bows to the majestic Himalayas is magnificent.
Connect with the native Sherpas
Hospitality and culture of the native Sherpas are heartwarming. Their ancient culture and traditions are mystical. The Sherpa settlements in various regions like Namche Bazaar are fascinating.
Smiles of cracked lips of little Sherpas is remarkable. Stories of wrinkles of old Sherpas are motivating. Tales of the adventurous altitudes are thrilling. The rituals and traditions that they are continuing are inspiring.
High alpine forests at their best
While trekking to the Everest Base Camp, you will walk across Sagarmatha National Park. The park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a home of alpine vegetation.
The vegetation varies with the altitude. In the lower elevation, you will see Forests of coniferous trees. Trees like Pine, Birch, Juniper, Fir, and Hemlock make most of the forests.
The clean and green forests are worth watching. You will feel awesome while walking over the dry fosters relishing the music your feet make.
Hillsides covered in flowers
Whoa!! Forests of flowers blooming with the spectrum of the rainbow. The fragrance of wildflowers, they are intoxicating. The diversity in vegetation colors the hills in green.
Difficult landscapes, they blush with red of Rhododendrons (National flower of Nepal). You will have a lovely experience walking across diversified colors of nature.
The magnificent view of sun traveling beyond the colorful hills is the best medicine for your fatigue.
Accommodation and Food
During the trek to Everest Base Camp, you will find abundant tea houses for accommodation. They may be good or poor depending upon the altitude.
The available lodges and tea houses will provide you with the rooms to stay in. In the lower altitudes, you will have more options to stay.
In Namche, there is a five-star hotel (Everest View Hotel). It provides features like pavement cafes, private rooms, indoor Western-style toilets.
But in higher altitudes, options for accommodations are less and so are the features.
You will get a bucket full of lukewarm water for a bath. The toilets are the latrine behind the hotel. The private room is a wooden cell with a bed, mattress, and curtain in place of the door.
In a few cases, they may not provide blankets. So, carry your own sleeping bag for ease.
November is a peak season to trek to the Everest Base Camp. So, the tea houses may be full before your arrival. You may find it difficult to sort a place to stay. In some cases, you may have to share your room with fellow trekkers.
During the Everest Base Camp trek, you will see many tea houses dotted along the trails. These teahouses provide trekkers with rooms and hot meals.
Since November is a peak season to trek the Everest Base Camp, you will have to encounter more crowds.
In the lower elevations, you will find many teahouses. But with the increasing altitude, the place becomes more remote. Hence, you will have lesser food and lodging options.
Three meals a day on the Everest Base Camp trek is all you will get. It is better to know what food will be available along the trekking routes.
For breakfast, most of the tea houses offer you a set breakfast. It consists of toast or fresh chapatis, eggs, potatoes, and tea or coffee in general.
For lunch and dinner, you can enjoy some of the popular meals in the Everest region. Dal Bhat, Sherpa Stew, Yak Steak, Fried Mars Bars, Yak cheese, Garlic soup, Nepalese bread, Momo, etc are few.
The food will not be a five-star dining experience. Yet, it will be satisfying and tasty than you will expect in such a place.
Foods and other essential material will be more expensive with increasing altitude. The porters or the Yaks carry the materials to these places. Hence, the cost becomes more.
The choice of food becomes less with ascending altitude. The food menu gets pretty monotonous. But they provide you with a good meal to fuel your adventure.
Tips to Trek in November
Start early in the morning. The early you start, the more time you will have to explore the splendid beauty of the Everest. You will have plenty of trekking hours per day which is a bonus. The chance that you miss the sunset view is less.
Drink plenty of water. The dehydration of your body is speedy at higher altitudes. So, you must keep yourself hydrated. We recommend you to drink 3-4 liters of water per day. You can also drink juices, if available.
Trek with an experienced guide. The Himalayas are mysterious. Bad weather can cast a magical spell upon the beautiful Himalayas any time of the year. It will be hard to cope with the weather change if you are alone. But an experienced guide will assist you in your hard times.
Plan your trek earlier. You will have more time to prepare for the trek if you start to plan earlier. Sorting a travel agency and arranging proper packaging earlier is more effective.
Pre-book the food and lodging. November is amongst the most popular trekking seasons in the Everest. So, you might have difficulty finding lodges or tea houses. Better that you book for accommodation and food earlier.
Be sure! Carry a comfortable backpack. A comfortable backpack is necessary for all trekking. When you have a comfortable backpack to carry, you will feel more energetic. An uncomfortable backpack can spoil your trek sometimes.
Carry lightweight warm clothes. Everest Base Camp experiences a pre-winter Weather in November. Winter may start earlier sometimes. Thus, you will need warm clothes to keep your body warm.
Difficulties during EBC Trek in November
While trekking in Everest Base Camp, the change in altitude is dynamic.
You may have difficulties to adopt the varying altitude. If you have Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), the trail will be tougher. Shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, headache, fever, etc are the symptoms.
Walk slow, hydrate yourself by drinking water time to time, and take proper rest. You can reach your destination with determination and courage.
Temperature and Weather
Always keep in mind, the weather in Himalayas are puzzling. The time of bad weather is a secret.
Early November is Autumn in the Everest region. But the mid-November calls for a pre-winter weather. So, you may encounter a freezing rain or dense snowfall in late November. If so, the atmospheric temperature may decrease.
In Everest Base Camp, the higher altitudes are remote. There are no roads there, but man-made paths for trekking and transportation.
The hard-working Yaks, Donkeys, and the porters are the delivery vans in the region. So, the costs of foods and other accessories are higher than in general towns in Nepal.
So, be sure you carry enough money while trekking the Everest Base Camp trail.
Difficulty in finding lodges and teahouses
November is a peak season to trek to the Everest Base Camp. Enthusiastic travelers from around the world visit Everest Base Camp this month.
The lodges and teahouses may be full already. So, pre-booking the lodges and teahouses may ease your stay.
Packaging Lists for EBC Trek in November
- Sleeping bag
- Fleece Windstopper Jacket (Waterproof)
- Lightweight cotton T-shirts
- Lightweight pants (Warm and waterproof)
- Warm Trousers
- Sun hat or scarf
- UV Sunglasses
- Hiking socks and boots with sturdy soles
- Camp shoes (Sneakers/Sandals)
- Gloves (Lightweight and warm)
- Rucksack Bag with a waterproof shell
- Basic First Aid Kit
- Water bottles
- Guide Book with a Trail map
- Toothbrush and Toothpaste
- Moisturizer, Sunscreen Creams
November is the tourist season in the Everest region. Most of the trek routes are bustling with trekkers. You can enjoy the company of other travelers while camping.
Favorable weather in November encourages perfect views of the snow-capped peaks. The surrounding landscapes are bewitching.
Everest Base Camp welcomes is waiting with a warm welcome and wondrous hospitality. Be brave enough to pursue the Himalayan adventure. You will have an amazing experience while trekking to the Everest Base Camp in November.
For more information on the Everest Base Camp trek or any other treks in Nepal feel free to contact us.