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Everest Base Camp Trek October 2020

Mt Everest is the pride of the world and the dream destination of trekkers anywhere in the globe. Everest Base Camp Trekking is one of the most difficult and adventurous trekking routes of Nepal. Passionate hikers from all around the world visit Nepal to trek to the Everest Base Camp and considered the trek as a lifetime adventure. 

On Everest Base Camp Trek in October 2020, we experience shocking mountain views, get looks at the life of the world well-known hikers (the Sherpas), enter Sagarmatha National Park, a world legacy site and visit high elevation Buddhist religious communities. In addition, we move to Kala Patthar to appreciate the all-encompassing perspectives on Mount Everest and the different Himalayas Range.

Why Everest Base Camp Trek in October 2020

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You must have heard Nepal is celebrating Visit Nepal 2020. Government of Nepal is providing heavy discounts on trekking in Nepal this 2020. More security, more discount and more amazing adventures add the beauty of Nepal in 2020. Autumn(October-November) is the peak time of trekking in Nepal and hence Everest.

October is the season of the festival in Nepal and the end of monsoon. During October the climate is so perfect. It offers almost guaranteed clear and shines weather in Nepal. Because of the perfect weather, The Everest Base Camp Trek is more adventurous and fruitful in October. Some of the highlights of EBC Trek in Autumn are:

  • The trek starts from the side scene of Kathmandu, The city of temples and the capital of Nepal 
  • October is the season of festivals, and you will be fortunate to celebrate the greatest festival of Nepal with Nepalese people. 
  • The closest view  Extraordinary art of nature and nature protecting their masterpiece on their own.
  • The unique culture of the  red-cheeked Sherpas and the best chance to practice the typical sherpas traditions 
  • Visit popular Buddhist religious communities like Tengboche and Pangboche Monastery 
  • Trekking to Kalapatthar to see the divine and the purest closest view of the Great Mount Everest 
  • Witness the beauty of the Mt Everest, The Sagarmatha conversation area and the jaw-dropping panoramic view of Mt Everest. 

Everest Base Camp Temperature in October

The temperature of the Everest Base Camp in October is quite perfect. October offers the best and the perfect guaranteed temperature for Everest Base Camp Trek. As we know, the more the altitude less the temperature. And the temperature is minimum at the top. And in October, the climate is neither too cold nor too hot. And during the day time, the weather is so blessing.

The average daytime temperature is around 14°C. And during the sunny days, the temperature reaches 20 °C. 

The least temperature drops down to -6°C during the night. During the cold morning, the temperature drops down to around -10 °C in an area above 4000m.

Better to know about October Temperature

  • Temperatures at the summit are always below freezing
  • Places such as Gorak Shep (-0.7℃) as well as Lobuche (-1.7℃) have temperatures below freezing in average
  • Windchill is the biggest issue faced by the trekkers.

What about Everest Trek Permits in October?

For trekking in Everest in any season, you need Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit and Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit. Previously, you need to have a TIMS card. Instead of TIMS card, you now need Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit.

Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit costs you $20 and Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit costs $30. You can get both the permits in Lukla or Jiri. However, you can have Sagarmatha National park entry permit in Kathmandu as well but not Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit. The price of permits is not effected by Visit Nepal 2020.

You can get these permits by showing your passport. You must carry these permits and your passport along the trail. You may be checked for permits anywhere in the route. You have to pay fine if you do not have enough documents needed to trek in the Khumbu Region.

EBC Trekking Itinerary

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The following 14 days Everest Base Camp Trekking itinerary will let you see World’s highest Mt. Everest, Kalapatthar viewpoint, Tengboche monastery, Nepal’s biggest Khumbu and longest Ngozumpa glaciers. Moreover, we will also visit Three high passes (Kongma-la, Cho-la & Renjo-la pass), Edmund Hillary Museum, Namche Bazaar, Sagarmatha National Park. Finally, enjoy traditional Sherpa villages & experience their culture, traditions. This is probably the best route to Everest. Our trek experts have included all the must-visit places of Everest in this route. However, we are comfortable changing the itinerary as per your interest.

DAYS ITINERARY
Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2 Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
Day 3 Kathmandu to Lukla Flight and Trek to Phakding
Day 4 Phakding to Namche
Day 5 Acclimatization Day in Namche
Day 6 Namche to Tengboche
Day 7 Tengboche to Dingboche
Day 8 Acclimatization Day in Dingboche
Day 9 Dingboche to Lobuche
Day 10 Lobuche to Gorakshep
Day 11 Gorakshep to Pheriche
Day 12 Pheriche to Namche
Day 13 Namche to Lukla
Day 14 Lukla to Kathmandu

EBC Trek Cost [ 2020 OFFER ]

We are offering Everest Base Camp Trek October 2020 just at a cost of $1000/person. This includes almost everything you need for trekking in EBC. Generally, the cost of trekking increases in October as it is the peak time of trekking. But, tourism is our tradition, not a business. This is a very good deal for Everest in October 2020. Your cost will include:

  • Aeroplane terminal pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star inn settlement in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse convenience during the Everest base camp trek ( which generally costs 5-10$ per night)
  • All suppers (breakfast, lunch and supper) during the trek ( food costs you $5-10 per breakfast or lunch or supper )
  • All transportation during the trek
  • Local flights Cost (Kathmandu-Lukla – Kathmandu) (one-way airfare to Lukla is 190$*2 )
  • Guided city visit in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • All essential desk work and trekking licenses (Sagarmatha National Park Permit, Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit ) – $50 in total
  • Government Licensed experienced trekking guide and porter fees ( guide charges $30/day and porter $20/day ).

The OFFER ends in August

DON’T MISS!!

Is it more difficult to trek in Everest in October?

Everest Base Camp trek is one of the most difficult trek routes of Nepal. On the other hand, October is the best season for the trekkers to explore Everest. So there will be more traffic compared to other seasons. And it’s 2020, it’s obvious to have more visitors. Some of the trek difficulties of Everest Base Camp Trek in October are:- 

Difficulty in finding lodges and teahouses

There are numbers of hotels, lounges and tea houses along the route, but they get easily occupied during October. You have to stand in a queue for the foods and you may not be granted the appropriate hospitality. No doubt, the season is best for the trekking but you have to be well prepared for the possible outcomes. 

Altitude

Altitude is always a risk factor. There are variations on the altitude. And if you haven’t travelled the mountains earlier, there will be a serious problem with the altitude sickness. The maximum altitude of the Everest Base Camp trek is Kala Patthar (5643m) and with that altitude, there is a maximum chance of altitude sickness. So be prepared. Drink enough water, Walk Slowly and have enough diets.

Crowd

October is the best season for the Everest Base Camp Trek, and during this season, thousands of travellers all over the world visit Everest. So the trekking route will be so busy and possibly polluted too. Exploring the Everest in a peaceful environment is everything you want in the Everest Base Camp Trek, and this may be quite affected by the travellers themselves.

Trail itself

Everest Base Camp trail is the long trail and for the beginners, the trail may be quite difficult. A good level of physical fitness is required to complete the trail. Obstacles in every step of the crazy and rough mountain trails are too daring and that makes your trek quite adventurous. You need to be more careful about your steps. Be careful and confident.

What type of Foods and Accommodation can I find during the Trek?

During the Everest Base Camp Trek, you stay in various lodges and teahouses. You can get the best possible hospitality. You will be served with the local and restaurant-level foods there and comfortable rooms. Bookings are not quite accepted during the best seasons. If you get rooms then also there may be the condition you have to share the room with the other visitors. The room costs you about $5-10 depending upon the service. Most of the teahouses have wifi and charging facilities. You have to pay some bucks for these services as well.

Since October is the main season to trek, the number of visitors on October season is more than other seasons, so that there may be a chance that the teahouses and the lodges may be already occupied. So there may be difficulty in finding the places to stay. Trekking with us, you won’t have any such issues.

There are numerous lounges and teahouses but the wide varieties of dishes are not available. You need to compromise with the local foods with their local recipes. You will be adding or removing some of the food courses from your regular diet plan.

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You should consume food that is altitude-friendly. Mostly liquid foods like soups, noodles, hot tea, coffee, etc. Eat just enough of healthy fibre-based food items Generally, three meals are planned for treks, breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

For breakfast, you will get

  • Toasted bread
  • Bread and Pancakes
  • Boiled and fried eggs
  • Porridges
  • Muesli with hot milk

Lunch at Everest Base Camp

  • Rice meals veg and non-veg
  • Noodles
  • Thupkas
  • Momo – steam, fried
  • Pasta and Macaroni
  • Pizza and Sandwiches
  • Spaghetti

Dinner at Everest Base Camp

Good dinner will provide you with a night of good sleep. It will give your body proper rest. The menu for the dinner is typically a Nepalese thali set of Daal-Bhat. But you can also order from the menu but if you are so passionate to feel everything about Everest than just go with the traditional Daal-Vaat course.

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About the author

Mr. Kanchan Bhatta is a professional IT student. Being traveling as his hobby he has trekked almost every part of Nepal. You can also call him Travel Vlogger and Writer. Interested in traveling, he aims to provide a better time and memory in Nepal. He will be sharing travel facts, trips and blogs about trekking in Nepal. Enjoy :D
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