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Everest Base Camp Trek in November

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  • Destination: Khumbu / Everest
  • Group Size: 02(minimum)
  • Maximum altitude: 5554m
  • Best Season: All around the year
  • Grade Info: Moderate to Strenuous
  • Transportation: Plane
  • Total Days: 14 (130 KM approx.)
  • Walking Hour: 5 to 7 hours

November, the last month of the trekking season, is one of the best times to trek Everest Base Camp at 5,364 m (17,598 ft). But why November? Everest Base Camp Trek in November is neither freezing cold nor super hot or wet. Further, the stable weather provides clear skies, which makes the views of the mountains heavenly.

Also, there is a high chance to encounter Himalayan fauna such as musk deer, Yellow-throated marten, Himalayan tahr, Himalayan blue sheep, Himalayan wolf, and Snow leopard, among others.

Just imagine how it would feel to walk in the great trails of the EBC in November with pleasant weather, playing hide and seek with mountains, and a surprise encounter with Himalayan Fauna. Of course, roaming in wonderland.

Indeed, the Everest Base Camp trek is a world-popular destination for enthusiastic trekkers, with almost 40,000 people in a year from Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla (2,846 m). Since November is the highly trekked season, Kathmandu to Lukla flight is quite busy. But there is nothing to worry about. There is lots of other alternative: Ramechhap Airport which is 4 hours drive from Kathmandu. Further, trekking to Luka is possible but it consumes more time and effort. Since no road directly connects Kathmandu to Lukla, the airways have become the sole means of transportation in the Everest region.

Let’s explore the EBC route in November: From Lukla, trekkers ascend upward to reach the popular Sherpa capital, Namche Bazaar, passing through the valley of the frothy white river, the Dudh Kosi. Usually, people rest at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization, side by side exploring the Sherpa community.

Trek to Tengboche (3,860m/12,661ft) and then Dingboche (4,410m/14,465ft). Dingboche is the second acclimation point of this trek. It takes another two days to reach Everest Base Camp, hiking via Lobuche and then Gorak Shep 5,164 meters (16,942 ft), the original Mt. Everest base camp, and finally, the awaiting destination, EBC. Wait, it’s not an end.

From EBC, trekkers ascend to Kala Patthar (5550m/18,204ft); Kalapathar offers majestic views of the world’s highest mountain, Everest (8,848.86 m, 29,031 ft), and other peaks such as Nuptse 7,861 m (25,791 ft), Changtse (7,543 m (24,747 ft)), and Lhotse (8,516 m (27,940 ft)) among others. Now, trekkers descend to Pheriche (4,240m/13,908ft). From Pheriche, get down to Namche Bazaar and to Lukla, and back to Kathmandu.

What’s more? If you’re trekking the Everest Base Camp in early November, you may witness the three-day festival of Sherpa, Mani Rimdu, at Thyangboche Monastery. The celebration is renowned for its colorful masked dances: the twirling ‘Black Hat’ dancers chase away evil demons. Further, the monks play Tibetan horns.

Must Read: Information on Itinerary Alteration and Kathmandu to Lukla flight information

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek in November

  • Scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Exploring Sherpa Community
  • Sherpa Cuisine
  • Mani Rimdu Festival
  • Various landscapes
  • Largest gompa in the Khumbu region, Tengboche Monastery (3,867 meters (12,687 ft))
  • Exploring Sagarmatha National Park
  • Walking through Pine Trees Forest
  • Close look of Mt Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Mt Cho Oyu
  • Golden Mountain sunrise views from various viewpoints
  • Catch sight of Himalayan flora and fauna
  • Teahouse trekking

Outlined Itinerary :

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m)

Day 02: Free and arrangement day

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla(2860m;35 mins flight), then trek to Monzo (2840m; 4 hrs trek)

Day 04: Trek from Monzo to Namche Bazaar ( 2,835 m; 3 hrs trek)

Day 05: Rest Day in Namche Bazaar (3445m; 2 hrs hike)

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3850m; 5/6 hrs trek )

Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4350m; 6 hrs trek)

Day 08: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4950m; 6/7 hrs trek)

Day 09: Lobuche to Ghorakshep (5160m; 3 hrs), Trek to Everest Base camp (5,364 m; 2.5 hrs trek), and down to Ghorakshep (2/3 hrs trek)

Day 10: Trek from Gorak Shep to Kalapathar (5554m; 2/3 hrs trek), Trek down to Pheriche (4,371 m; 6 hrs trek)

Day 11: Trek from Pheriche to Khumjung Village (3,790 m; 9 hrs trek)

Day 12: Trek from Khumjung Village to Monjo (2840m; 5 hrs trek)

Day 13: Trek from Monjo to Lukla (2860m; 4 hrs trek)

Day 14: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (1400m; 35 mins flight)

14 Days Itinerary For Everest Base Camp Trek In November

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.

Elevation: 1400m

Overnight: Hotel In Kathmandu

Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), our agent will be on standby to warmly welcome you. It will take anywhere between 25 to 30 minutes by car to reach the hotel. Your arrival time determines the first-day activity in Kathmandu.

Meet With our trekking guides in person. Discuss the itinerary.

Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Free and arrangement day

Overnight: Hotel In Kathmandu

Wake up early and grab a tasty breakfast at Hotel. If you have not yet arranged your gear, Thamel is the best spot for purchasing trekking gear. Go shopping!! The products are genuine and come with reasonable prices. Otherwise, you can just rent trekking gear.

Have typical Nepali Thali Set for lunch; you will mesmerize by the flavored spicy food, which comes with the JuJu Dhau (sweet curd) as a dessert to calm your tastebud. Further, you can go for a food hunt to try different street food such as MOMOs, Newari Khaja Sets, Kima Noodles, Chatamari, Gwaramari, Anda Keema, Pani Puri, Sekuwa, Choila, Lassi, Samosa, etc.

Further, you can wander around the city, visiting historical and religious places like Durbar Squares of Hanuman Dhoka, Bhaktapur and Patan, Swayambhu, Bauddhanath, or Pashupati Temple. Also, Thamel nightlife is popular among tourists.

Have dinner at the hotel and Night!!!

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla, then trek to Monzo

Elevation: Lukla (2860m) and Monzo (2804m)

Trekking Distance: 10 KM Approx

Overnight: Teahouse at Monzo

You will be thrilled with an adventurous flight to Lukla, notorious as one of the most dangerous airports in the world. The 35 minutes flight is a scenic flight you will ever experience in your lifetime, observing various landscapes from valleys to hills to high snow-capped mountains within a few minutes.

After landing at Lukla, get your luggage. Ask your guides for potters if you want your luggage to carry by them. They will make the service available at a reasonable price, Today, we will trek to Monzo, which is usually about 4 hours. After reaching Monzo, have lunch at the tea house.

We will spend our night at the teahouse in Monzo.

Day 04: Trek from Monzo to Namche Bazaar.

Elevation: (3445m),

Trekking Distance: 4 KM Approx.

Overnight: Teahouse at Namche Bazzar

Wake up and have breakfast. Today you will have a short trek, walking about 2-3 hours to reach the capital of the Khumbu region, Namche Bazar. There is no need to hurry; take your time and ascend at your own pace. Exposing quickly to the high altitute can cause altitude sickness.

Overnight at the teahouse of Namche Bazaar.

Day 05: Rest Day in Namche Bazaar.

Gateway to the High Himalayas, Namche Bazaar is a prominent destination for altitute acclimatization. You will be astounded to see that this high-altitude town owns several lodgings, cafes, German bakeries, Irish pubs, and many restaurants. A popular local meal in the town is yak steak. Try it!!

Besides, here is a Tibet market where clothing and Chinese goods are available at good prices. Moreover, Namche Bazaar serves astonishing sights of snowy peaks: Thamserku, Kongde Ri, Khongeta, and Kusum Khangaru, among others.

Don’t just lie down in bed only because it’s a rest day. If possible, hike for 2 hours and return to the tea house at Namche Bazaar.

Overnight in the teahouse of Namche Bazaar.

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche

Elevation: 3850m

Trekking Distance: 9.5 KM Approx.

Overnight: Teahouse at Tengboche

With two-day acclimatization, your body has probably adapted to the new climate. After having breakfast, it’s time to say goodbye to Namche. Namche to Tengboche trail is quite a challenging.

After a couple of hours of walking, you will reach Kyangjuma. You can have your lunch here. The tea house in Kyangjuma is so good. After some time in Kyangjuma, walk down the Dudh Kosi River following steep steps, passing a Pine Forest, and ascending to the Tengboche.

On your Tengboche trail, you will encounter various monasteries and temples. You will witness the peace in Tengboche Monastery, the spiritual center of Khumbu, at an elevation of 12,700ft.

You will spend the night in a tea house in Tenboche.

Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche

Elevation: 4350m

Trekking Distance: 11 KM Approx.

Overnight: Dingboche Teahouse

Wake up early today; the journey is quite long. After breakfast at Tengboche, we will descend into the forest. Soon you will see a suspension bridge leading you to the valley's left-hand side, trekking along the valley walls. You will see Ama Dablam and the surrounding mountain landscape on the trail.

At Pangboche, you can take a break for lunch. With each route passing by, you will steadily gain elevation. While ascending, you can only observe a little sliver of the top of Everest, but Nuptse and Lhotse will be in greater view.

Shomare village is the last village you come across before reaching Dingboche.

After reaching Dingboche, head to a teahouse for dinner and an overnight stay. Take rest!!

Day 08: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche

Elevation: 4950m

Trekking Distance: 11 KM Approx.

Overnight: Teahouse at Lobuche

Dingboche is the second resting point. If you are in good shape, you can head further for Lobuche today. On the Lobuche trail, you will encounter several memorials stone in honor of climbers who failed to summit Mt. Everest.

Furthermore, this route comes with amazing mountain views of Nuptse, Cholatse, and several other peaks. As we reach the Khumbu Glacier moraine, we will have a close view of Khumbutse (06,636 m (21,772 ft)), Lingtren (6,749 m (22,142 ft)), Pumori 7,161 m (23,494 ft), and Other Mahalangur Peaks.

Overnight at Lobuche tea-house.

Day 09: Lobuche to Ghorakshep, Trek to Everest Base camp, and down to Ghorakshep

Elevation: Ghorakshep (5160m) & Everest Base camp (5,364 m)

Trekking Distance: 15 KM Approx.

Overnight: Tea Houe In Ghorakshep

Lobuche to Ghorakshep climbing isn’t intense, long, or steep, but the elevation could be the problem. Take one step at a time. Walking alongside the Khumbu Glacier, you will move closer and closer to a majestic view of the world's pinnacle, Mt. Everest, and other peaks in the surrounding.

Ghorakshep, the original Mount Everest Base Camp, is said to be steps to heaven. Moreover, Gorakshep is defined as a lakebed covered with sand.

After reaching Gorakshep, rest for a while and ascend to the Everest Base Camp, which typically takes 1.5 to 2.5 hours of hiking. The path is rocky and rough terrain. And finally, the Everest Base camp. Don't forget to take a picture of the famous rock of the Everest Base Camp.

Then trek back to Ghorakshep, where most trekkers stay overnight because trekking permits prevent trekkers from camping at Everest Base Camp.

Day 10: Trek from Gorak Shep to Kalapathar, Trek down to Phireche,

Elevation: Kalapathar (5554m), Phireche (4,371 m)

Trekking Distance: 13 KM Approx

Overnight: Teahouse at Gorak Shep

The 10th Day is divided into the ascent to Kalapathar and the trekking to Phireche. Wake up early in the morning; it takes four hours to reach and return from Gorak Shep to Kalapathar. Kalapathar gives you the most stunning view of Mt. Everest; however, the trail is quite challenging. Besides, it offers views of Khumbu icefalls.

After having lunch at Gorak Shep, it’s time to get down to Phireche. You will descend, passing Khumbu glacier, Lobuche pass, Italian camp, Memorial park, and Thukla pass to reach Pheriche Valley. It takes 6 to 7 hours to reach Pheriche and feels easier to trek downhill.

Overnight the teahouse to Pheriche.

Day 11: Trek from Phireche to Khumjung Village

Distance: 23km

Elevation: 3753 m

Overnight: teahouse in Khumjung Village

The trek into Khumjung is one of the longest days of hiking downhill. After breakfast, go a reverse direction: Pheriche pass, to Pangboche to Deboche to Thyangboche to Phunki Thanga until you reach Khumjung Village.

After you reach Khumjung village, the must-visit place is a monastery in Khumjung that has a purported Yeti scalp. Further, Khumjung is the place where the Khumbu Valley got its first school with the aid of Sir Edmund Hillary.

Overnight at the teahouse in Khumjung.

Day 12: Trek from Khumjung Village to Manjo

Elevation: 2840m

Distance: 5.9 KM

Overnight: Teahouse in Monjo

Khumjung to Manjo is a trekking downhill all day. It takes 5 hours to trek down to Monjo, a small village in the Dudh Kosi river valley just north of Phakding. On the way, you come across various beautiful landscapes.

Plenty of guest houses are found in Monjo. Overnight at the tea house in Monjo.

Day 13: Trek from Manjo to Lukla

Distance: 9.5 km

Overnight: Teahouse in Lukla

This would be our last day in the Himalayan environment, concluding in Lukla. It is basically 3-4 hours of trek. After reaching Lukla, you have the whole day to roam around Sherpa City. It is best to immerse yourself in the nightlife of the Lukla. Various bars and restaurants in the city offer cocktails and mouthwatering dishes.

Overnight at the lodge of Luka.

Day 14: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu.

Have your breakfast sighting beautiful Himalayans in Lukla. It’s time to say goodbye to your Everest Base Camp journey. Within 35 mins of the flight, you will land at Kathmandu and then transfer to International Airport.

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Trip Cost US$ 1,350 USD Per person
Cost Includes:
  • Airport to Hotel pick up & drop by private vehicle
  • Two-night hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Your entire stander Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek, a Cup of Tea/ Coffee During Breakfast, and seasonal Fruits
  • Tea House hotel accommodation attached is the bathroom Namche and Lukla.
  • Professional Guide
  • Porter
  • Trekking route map.
  • Round Trip flight fare Kathmandu - Lukla-Kathmandu
  • Check-in Baggage 10 KG, and Hand carries 5 KG (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu)
  • First aid kit box
  • Medical supplies
  • Oximeter and pulse meter checker
  • Sagarmatha National Park permits.
  • TIMS (trekkers’ information management System.)
  • All ground transportation.
  • All our government taxes.
  • Official expenses.
Cost Excludes:
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa fee. Click here for more details.
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal trekking Equipment
  • Laundry
  • Snacking during trek
  • Extra baggage check-in during round flight to Kathmandu to Lukla and back
  • Tips to guides, porters, drivers, or any service
  • Additional hotel stay in Kathmandu.
  • Activities in Kathmandu

Everest Base Camp Trek Weather in November

everest region

November is the last month of Autumn which is a peak season for trekking and travel in Nepal. The weather remains wonderful and you will get clear blue skies. The temperature is also moderate in the daytime which is ideal for a trekking adventure. Besides, there are occasional rainfall and snowfall but mostly it remains dry in November.

People from all around the world flock to take Everest Base Camp Trek in November. November has mild temperatures but it increases and decreases based on elevation.

The temperature lowers as you move up along trails and vice versa. Plus, mornings and nights are quite colder.

Furthermore, you can observe some negative temperatures in the higher areas. November is also the last month of Autumn before the Winter season. So, the latter parts of November can get quite cold. Hence, you should pack warm clothes for the EBC trek in November. Read on for the temperature at various points of the Everest Base Camp Trek.

Temperatures of various points in the Everest region in November

Lukla - Maximum Temperature: 12.2°C, Average Temperature: 6.5°C, Minimum Temperature: 6.5°C

Namche Bazaar - Maximum Temperature: 9.2°C, Average Temperature: 2.9°C, Minimum Temperature: 3.4°C

Lobuche - Maximum Temperature: 2.8°C, Average Temperature: -5.5°C, Minimum Temperature: -13.8°C

Dingboche - Maximum Temperature: 5.3°C, Average Temperature: -2.9°C, Minimum Temperature: -11°C

Gorak Shep - Maximum Temperature: 1.8°C, Average Temperature: -6.6°C, Minimum Temperature: -14.9°C

Difficulties of Everest Base Camp Trek in November

There are many difficulties that you might face while on your EBC in November. Trekkers need to pack well with proper arrangements and take necessary precautions to complete their trek with ease.

High altitude conditions

Everest Base Camp Trek is a high-altitude trek that moves above 5000+ altitude. Mountain sickness or altitude sickness is quite common among trekkers. The altitude sickness can turn serious and some people have to return or cancel from the middle of the trek. So, you should acclimatize well and hydrate regularly to tackle mountain sickness along trails.

Long-distance trails

Trekking distance is another difficult aspect of these high-altitude treks. EBC trek has a total distance of around 130 km in total. The rough and rugged treks can get taxing and slippery at times. Similarly, trekkers need to trek for around 6 to 8 hours. Hence, a basic level of physical and mental fitness will help you along your trek. Trekkers should take regular breaks and acclimatize to tackle the difficulty of this long-distance trek to Everest Base Camp.

Finding accommodation

Autumn is a peak season for travel and trekking in Nepal. The Everest region remains crowded with trekkers and thus teahouses in the region get easily and overly packed. In fact, there will be fewer choices to choose from and you might have to stay in dining halls or share rooms. However, if you book your accommodations in advance, you will not have any trouble finding accommodations.

Extreme weather and temperature

The weather in high altitude regions, especially near mountains, is quite unpredictable. The temperature also drops drastically as you move up along the trail. The occasional snowfall makes the trail slippery. Harsh weather conditions and freezing temperatures can cause difficulties among trekkers. However, with proper packing and preparation, you can complete the trek with ease.

Adjusting to the services

The trekking journey to Everest Base Camp is a Himalayan trek that takes you to remote landscapes. This means that services along trails are not that great quality. Also, the accommodation and food services are quite basic. You will have to make adjustments and compromise facilities for the duration of the trek.

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Spectacular mountain vista

Everest Base Camp Trek is also known for its incredible snow-capped mountain vista. You can observe awe-inspiring views of Mt Everest, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Pumori, Makalu, Nuptse, and others. There are many viewpoints along trails that provide you with 360-degree views of snow-capped mountains. Clear unobstructed views of mountains are the highlight of the trek in November.

Stable weather and favorable climate

November is an ideal time to trek the Everest region when it comes to the weather. Also, there are stable weather conditions with the occasional chances of rainfall. You should not worry about the weather while trekking in November. Similarly, the trails of this trek get flocked with fellow trekkers and you can get a feel of great companionship even if you trek solo.

Lively Trail

Everest Base Camp trek in November remains crowded as it is a peak season for trekking in Nepal. The trail and teahouses get packed and you will have to share rooms, lunch tables, and even toilets. You will share stories and make new friends. So, November is ideal for you if you want to trek into a company of trekkers.

Vibrant flora and fauna

The Everest region has green vegetation and looks incredibly beautiful during November. The scenario of a beautiful mountain vista alongside green vegetation will make this trip enchanting. The world heritage site of Sagarmatha National Park passes through some of the best wood trails. Their forest trail will allow you to spot the rare and endangered wildlife of the region.

Moderate and mild temperature

The EBC trails have moderate temperatures in November. The bearable conditions in the Himalayas have warm temperatures in lower altitudes and cold temperatures in higher altitudes. Therefore you must pack warm clothes for higher altitude conditions and nighttime.

Cultural exploration

There are many cultural festivals in the Everest region in November. The Mani Rimdu Festival is one of the most famous festivals in November. The festival is widely celebrated by locals of the Everest region. You will get to experience celebrations in Tengboche Monastery and also get a chance to learn about their culture and lifestyle.

Factors To Consider on Everest Base Camp Trek in November

Everest Base Camp Trek

Acclimatize well and hydrate

Acclimatization And hydration are the two most important aspects of any high altitude trek. These ways you can cope with altitude sickness or mountain sickness along the trail. Dehydration is the primary cause of altitude sickness and therefore you should keep your body hydrated.

Trekking gradually is another way to tackle altitude sickness. So, you should take breaks in the middle, hydrate regularly, and then trek gradually to remain safe from altitude sickness along the trail.

Book accommodations in advance

You should book accommodation of your choice in advance for the EBC trek in November. You can contact the hotel owners and ask them to book you a room for a particular date.

If you travel through a trekking agency, you do not have to worry as they take care of all of your accommodation and meal facilities. So, if you don't want to spend nights at dining halls or share rooms with other trekkers, you should book accommodations in advance.

Physical training and mental preparation

Everest Base Camp Trek requires proper physical and mental preparation. Cardio-vascular training like hiking, jogging, cycling, swimming, is essential ahead of the trek. You should perform these activities at least 2 to 3 months before the trek.

Likewise, these training activities help you immensely along the trek. Having a positive attitude and strong mentality is another important part of the Everest Base Camp Trek in November.

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Pack light with necessary items

Trekkers need to pack lightly and only those stuff that is necessary. EBC trek has a lot of ups and downs in rugged and remote terrain. A lightweight backpack is always easy to carry and keeps you relaxed. Trekkers should pack their warm clothes in high altitude conditions where temperatures drop significantly. Hence, this important tip will help you immensely during your trek.

Hire a professional guide

Everest Base Camp Trek is a well-trodden trek. You can take this trek solo as well but you will have to deal with the hassles of finding accommodations, bargain, and others on your own. And you will also have to deal with your luggage as well.

Hence, you will find these activities tiresome and difficult. However, if you hire a professional guide, you will have no hassles as experienced guides will take care of all hassles. You will get assisted in all activities so that you can trek in a relaxed manner.

Get a porter to carry your luggage

A porter is also essential for the trek. They will carry your load and you can pay the fee according to the weight of your luggage. Some guides also work as porters and get called porter-guides and can save you money. However, it entirely depends upon you whether you want to hire a porter or not.

Food and Accommodation During Everest Base Camp Trek in November

Accommodations and meal facilities in the Everest Base Camp trek are quite basic. The trekkers will stay in the local community-run teahouses. There are lots of tea houses along trails that provide you with twin bedrooms, a clean mattress, a pillow, and a blanket. You’ll need to share the bathroom along with fellow trekkers.

Moreover, WiFi and hot showers are available at some extra charges. The tea houses along the trail cost around 3$ to 6$. Some of the tea houses also provide free accommodation if you decide to have meals at the same teahouses. The Nepalese meal of Dal Bhat'' is quite famous along the trail.

You can also get another world cuisine including Chinese, and Indian meals. Tea, coffee, and other hot beverages like garlic soup, mint tea, rhododendron tea, butter tea, etc are available too. Trekkers can also carry snickers, chocolate bars, granola bars, and others so that you can get charged along for the trek.

Packing List for Everest Base Camp Trek in November

Annapurna packing list

The packing list for the Everest Base Camp trek depends upon the season of the trek. A winter’s packing is completely different from the packing list of Autumn. Therefore, we have come up with a packing list for Everest Base Camp Trek in November:

Clothing

  • Long-sleeved Trekking shirts
  • Short-sleeved Trekking shirts
  • Trekking boots
  • Comfortable Trek Pants and jackets
  • Trekking Gloves
  • Thermals underwear
  • Woolen cap
  • Insulating down jackets
  • Raincoats

First Aid

  • Band-aids
  • Anti-nausea Medicines
  • Diamox tablets
  • Mosquito and insect repellents

Toiletries

  • Soap
  • Toilet Paper
  • Sunscreen
  • Shampoo
  • Moisturizer
  • Hand sanitizer

Accessories

  • Sunglasses
  • Sleeping bag
  • Solar Chargers
  • Water Bottle
  • Cameras
  • Hot water Thermos

Important Documents

  • Passport
  • Travel Permits

Alternative Treks in the Everest Region

Budget Everest base camp trek

November is the peak season for the EBC trek. The trails of this trek remain crowded and not all trekkers might like these crowded trails. So, these trekkers can select the alternative less crowded hiking trails of the Everest region:

Gokyo and Cho La Pass Trek

This Gokyo and Cho La Pass trek takes you to serene lakes and the majestic Cho La Pass. The scenic views of the Himalayas and Himalayan lakes will enchant you along the trek. This shorter trek is only around 14 days long but provides you an opportunity to explore all major landscapes of the region.

The trekkers can observe the beautiful snow-capped mountain vistas from the top of the pass. Moreover, the glacier Gokyo lakes will spellbind you along the trail. Hence, the trek is a complete tour of the Everest region.

Everest Three High Passes Trekking

The Everest Three High Passes trek is one of the most challenging treks in the world. The trek is an off-the-beaten adventure that takes you to remote landscapes of the Everest region. The trekkers will pass through three high mountain passes of the region including Kongma La (5,535m), Renjo La Pass (5,340m), and Cho La Pass (5,420m).

Kala Patthar, Gokyo Ri are some of the trekking peaks that you can climb along the trail. Likewise, this trek goes up and down and takes around 20 days. Overall, Everest's three high passes trek is one of the best treks in the region.

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the earliest trek routes taken by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa on their journey to Mount Everest expedition. This journey starts with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Jiri Bazaar and the classical trek route starts from there.

This trek was commonly used before the establishment of Lukla Airport. You will trek for around 20 days to reach the Everest Base Camp starting from the Jiri and meeting at Phakding to coincide with the regular EBC trek.

Gokyo Lake Trek

This Gokyo Lakes trek is especially dedicated to the pristine lakes of the Everest region. Trekkers can observe six different lakes along the trek. Besides, the attractive lakes look incredibly beautiful from the top of a viewpoint.

The Gokyo Ri (5,357m) climb is another essential part of the trek. Mt Everest and Lhotse are some of the best mountains you can observe from the top of Gokyo Ri. Also, the dense vegetation of Sagarmatha National park is another great aspect of this trek in the Everest region. In particular, the trek is one of the best treks in the Everest region.

Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

Everest Base Camp trek with helicopter return is a luxury trek that combines adventure with premium facilities and services. You can take this package if you cannot trek for a long duration or do not have much time on your schedule.

Everest Base Camp trek with helicopter return allows you to trek stunning landscapes of the Everest region from Lukla to EBC. Trekkers will then take a magical helicopter ride from where you can observe snow-capped mountains and hilly green landscapes. Overall, this short trek is one of the best alternate treks in the Everest region.

Can beginners trek to Everest Base Camp In November?

Everest Base Camp Trek is relatively moderate if you are in good shape with a sound mind. Though you don't need any specific climbing techniques or past experience, however, getting yourself into the Everest Base Camp is not an easy game. You must be disciplined and have great patience along with a great physique. The highest point you will step in this trek is at 5,550m in Kala Patthar. However, you will not be resting overnight at this elevation.

The standard itinerary of the EBC trek is 14 days. In this journey, you will spend 11 days on the trail. That means 10 days of total hiking and one day of acclamation at the Namche Bazaar. Preparing yourself beforehand for your trek by adding cardio into your daily routine. Avoid alcoholic beverages and quit smoking.

The trekking path is not so gentle; you will find yourself on an unpaved gravel route with some steep uphill portions and downhill. You will walk on the trail for a minimum of 3 to a maximum of 8-hour elevation gain of 400 to 600 meters daily. The walk will not be continuous, though. You can rest for some time during your walk and stop at the tea house for lunch and snacks.

Nevertheless, the accommodation is first class, though at a high altitude. You will rest at a cozy tea house available on the trails at night.

Temperatures of various points in the Everest Base Camp Trek in November

Point Maximum Temperature Average Temperature Minimum Temperature
Lukla 12.2°C 6.5°C 6.5°C
Namche Bazaar 9.2°C 2.9°C 3.4°C
Lobuche 2.8°C -5.5°C -13.8°C
Dingboche 5.3°C -2.9°C -11°C
Gorak Shep 1.8°C -6.6°C -14.9°C

Lukla Flight

Getting into the Everest region is an adventure of its own, and the Lukla flights add extra flavor to it. Almost every trek in the Everest region starts with a flight from Kathmandu to the Tenzing-Hillary airport in Lukla, situated proudly at 9400 feet elevation (2,860 m).

Notorious as the most dangerous in the world, the Tenzing-Hillary airport is the main transportation means for the Everest Base Camp trek and many other trekking regions in Everest.

The flying time is short, only varying from 30 to 45 minutes. Look down from your window seat, and you will drop your jaw witnessing various landscapes within a few minutes. From the valley to green hills to mountains.

Since November is the peak time of the trekking season, some flights are diverted to the Ramechap Airport.

Internet Connection

In the early days, satellite phones, including Everest Base Camp, were highly preferable in the Everest region. Coming to 2023, the internet has played a vital role in this region too. Despite the fact that the EBC Trek is the world’s highest trekking trail, it possesses the internet accessibility.

Now, share the live views of your Everest Base Camp trek moments with your loved ones through video calls. Update daily Everest posts.

In the lower region, Wi-fi is easily available at all teahouses and free at some as well up to Gorak Shep. The tea house does cost a penny for the wifi service at Lukla, Phakding, and Namche Bazaar. After that, Khumjung to Gorakshep, and the tea house charges $3 to $7 per hour for wifi service.

Besides wifi, mobile data has become a good option nowadays. Both leading network of the country: Nepal Telecom and Ncell, provides data internet services in the Everest region.

What’s more? A local internet-providing service called Everest Link is available in the region, which provides internet access on the trail, charging for a certain amount.

Availability Of Drinking Water

Being hydrating on a trek is very important. Walking and climbing the whole day exposes your body to dehydration, which is riskiness. It is highly recommended that trekker should drink at least 3-4 liters of water daily.

Like every single product, bottled water is expensive. Hence, carrying a reusable water bottle to refill water from available spots is a great idea. However, drinking water directly from the tap or anywhere else is no less than dangerous. Then what to do?

Water purification tablets (chlorine or iodine tablets) can be used to treat the water, which is easily available in pharmacies. But the use of those tablets can alter the taste of water. For better taste, you can add flavored electrolyte powder which is beneficial as it provides the minerals like magnesium, sodium, and potassium.

Moreover, teahouses provide boiled drinking water at an additional cost between $1 to $4. The higher you ascend, the higher the cost of water.

Travel Insurance

If the Everest Base Camp trek is on your list, travel insurance is significant in the first place. Since EBC takes you to high as 5644 m, getting your travel insurance done is the safest step.

Though our experience agents take safety as the number one priority, no one can rule out emergencies and accidents that may happen. Trekkers may experience Acute Mountain Sickness at a higher altitude due to low oxygen availability. If not treated on time, it turns fatal. Furthermore, trekking in a mountainous area always comes with unreliability.

Therefore, ensure that your insurance policy protects you from the cost of all injuries and, most importantly, helicopter evacuation and hospitalization in case of a severe medical emergency

Please read all the policies before you sign.

Accommodation

The Everest Base Camp trek in November is entirely the teahouse trek. Teahouses on the trail come with various grades depending upon the price range. Higher the price, higher room standard, and vice versa.

How are rooms in the trails? Well, most of the single rooms consist of two single beds and some furniture like chairs and tables. Furthermore, there is less chance you have an attached bathroom. Basically, there is a common bathroom.

You may find a Western-style toilet in the lower elevation, but as you ascend to the higher elevation, you will find a squat toilet or just a small hut outside the teahouse with a hole in the floor above a deep pit.

Moreover, the tea house provides cold showers for free, but they will charge you $1-$3 for hot showers. Additionally, some tea houses demand $2-$3 per hour to charge your electronic devices.

Foods

Choose wisely what to eat while trekking in the high-altitude mountaineering area. Try to have meals that give you energy. Basically, your itinerary provides three times meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Breakfast

  • Bread (Plain, Toast, French Toast, Toast with eggs, Jam, honey, butter, and cheese)
  • Eggs (Plain Omelette, Poached, Boiled or Scrambled)
  • Chapati/Pancakes
  • Oat porridge
  • Muesli
  • Cornflakes

Lunch & Dinner

  • Rice Main course: (Rice, lentil curry, Vegetable, Pickle, dal, bhat, achar, Papadum, and meat items)
  • Fried rice (Mixed, Veg, Egg, or Tuna Fish)
  • Noodles items (Chow Mein or Thukpa)
  • Thukpa Sherpa Stew Garlic soup
  • Momo (fried or steamed)
  • Pasta/ Macaronis
  • Spaghetti
  • Pizza
  • Sandwich

Dessert

  • Rice Pudding
  • Pastries

Among all items: Nepali Dal-bhat in lunch is highly recommendable as a lunch and dinner because it is high in carbohydrates and protein that give energy to the body.

Beverage

  • Tea (Milk, Black, Masala, Lemon, Green)
  • Coffee (Cappuccino, Americano, Espresso, Latte)
  • Hot Lemon
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Fruits Juice

See also: Food, Drink & Accommodation Required for Trekking

Packing List for Everest Base Camp Trek in November
Clothing

  • A pair of trekking pants
  • Trekking boots
  • Insulating down jackets
  • Windcheater
  • Long-sleeved Trekking shirts
  • Short-sleeved Trekking shirts
  • Trekking Gloves
  • Thermals underwear
  • Shocks
  • Caps/Hat
  • Scarfs
  • Flipflop
  • Raincoats

First Aid

  • Band-aids
  • Insect repellents
  • Diamox tablets
  • Anti-nausea Medicines

Toiletries

  • Soap
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wet Tissue paper
  • Sunscreen
  • Shampoo
  • Lip Balm
  • Moisturizer
  • Hand sanitizer

Accessories

  • Sunglasses
  • Torch Light
  • Sleeping bag
  • Solar Chargers
  • Water Bottle
  • Cameras
  • Hot water Thermos

Important Documents

  • Passport
  • Travel Permits

How Much Does Everest Base Camp Trek In November Cost?

Trip Cost USD 1,350 Per person

Factors To Consider on Everest Base Camp Trek in November

Acclimatization

Acclimatization is an important aspect when you are trekking in a high-altitude area. You need two to three days of acclimatization. Your body needs to properly adapt to the new high altitude while trekking the Everest Base Camp.

How to acclimate to a high altitude quickly? Trek gradually, Don't force your body limit, Stay hydrated, Get Enough Sleep, Consume More Calories, Protect Yourself From the Sun, and Limit Your Alcohol Intake.

Book accommodations in advance

As November is the peak season of the EBC trek, you should book accommodations in advance. If you are traveling through a trekking agency, they will take care of it, providing the best of the best.

Physical training and mental preparation

Everest Base Camp Trek in November demands sound mental and physical health. Add Cardio, jogging, cycling, swimming, or any exercise before 2 - 3 months of the trek, which would prepare you physically. is essential ahead of the trek.

Not only training but a positive attitude and strong mentality is another important part of the Everest Base Camp Trek in November.

See also: How to Train for Everest Base Camp Trek

Pack light with necessary items

Be mindful while packing for Everest Base Camp in November. Take light and necessary stuff in your backpack, which is comfortable for carrying ups and downs in the mountain area. Everest base camp in November offers pleasant weather and temperature, so you don't have to carry heavy warm clothes.

Hire a professional guide & Porters

Authorities do not allow solo treks in Everest Base Camp. Hiring a guide would be a better choice, even if you are in a group. Professional guides help you with your whole journey guiding you about the trek, famous spots, accommodations, bargains, and whatnot.

Get a porter

Carrying your heavy luggage in the high altitude area is a challenging task in itself. Hence, remove extra challenges from your trek and hire a porter to carry your luggage: it easily comes on your budget. It also supports the local economy.

Climate Change

Global warming is the biggest problem worldwide. The Everest base camp of Nepal is located in Khumbu Glacier, which is speedily melting and destabilizing due to global warming, making it dangerous for trekkers. As per the source, the authority have been planning on moving the base camp to a lower altitude by 2024.

Responsible Tourist

The term "Responsible Tourist" is a trending topic in the travel industry. Let's learn how to become a responsible tourists while trekking in EBC.

  • Being respectful to people and their culture
  • Exchange of culture and tradition
  • Supporting local economy
  • Avoid taking pictures without permission
  • Using biodegradable products
  • Avoiding the buying of endangered species products

Final Say - Everest Base Camp Trek in November

Everest base camp trek is ideal throughout the year. However, peak seasons of spring and autumn are ideal for trekking in the Everest region. November in autumn is one of the best times to trek the foothills of the highest mountain in the world. There are stable weather conditions and moderate temperatures that make trekking a great adventure in November.

There is only the slightest precipitation and temperatures remain warm. Trekkers can also explore the culture, traditions, and heritage of the local community. November lies in Autumn with many festivals including the famous Mani Rimdu festival. Hence, you can trek the beautiful foothills of the Himalayas in November without any hassle.

We hope you learned about Everest Base Camp Trek in November in detail through this article. You can contact us for booking this incredible trip and trekking without any hassle. We are providing this trek package in the Everest region at a reasonable cost.

Happy traveling!

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Mr. Subash K.C ventured into the tourism industry after completing his studies in Management Stream in 2001 at Tribhuvan University. Mr. K.C, born and brought up in the Lalitpur district, is keenly interested in exploring the different trekking routes. Getting the opportunity to work in the tourism industry helped him gather insights about trekking across Nepal. In addition, he also learned about customer care and group management.
By leading solo and group trekkers himself, he started collecting data about many trekking destinations in Nepal. He creates an enriching experience for national and international travelers through exceptional hospitality.

Apart from managing trekking and tours, Mr K.C also handles client inquiries, accommodation reservations, arrangements of transportation and flights, and other logistics. Recognizing the importance of personalized service, he proactively takes care of clients' needs and requirements. He is fluent in English and excels in organizing treks, tours, and adventure sports in Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan.

He is highly committed to promoting responsible tourism and prioritizes client satisfaction by providing top-notch service through his well-organized company. He believes that through responsible traveling, we can protect the natural environment and promote sustainability. He has expanded his knowledge by traveling to various countries worldwide, such as India, Bhutan, Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy, Thailand, China, Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam, USA, Japan, UK, Canada etc and is passionate about exploring more destinations.

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