November is the last month of autumn in Nepal. It is still the peak trekking season in Nepal, including the Everest Region. The Everest Base Camp trek in November has favorable weather and crystal clear views during this time. Hence, you will see a large number of trekkers on the popular trails of Nepal.
The Everest Base Camp trek is popular throughout the year. It offers great adventure, thrill, and wonder. In November, you can enjoy the trek with spectacular weather and least chances of rainfall.
Everest Base Camp Weather in November
November is the last month of the autumn season so you can expect great weather during this month.
The temperature ranges between 18-25 degrees Celsius during the day in Kathmandu. During the nights the temperatures can drop to 7 degrees Celsius.
You will enjoy crystal clear views with amazing visibility. Chances of clouds are very low during November. In the last week of November, the temperature starts to drop. It can reach 12 degrees Celsius during the day during the final days of November.
Always expect extreme weather conditions at the passes and in Everest Base Camp.
A more detailed estimation of the temperatures at various points of your Everest Base Camp trek in November is as follows:
Note: Keep in mind that the weather in the higher regions is subject to change. Hence, you should prepare for changes in weather conditions and temperatures. Blizzards can and do occur anytime in the trials.
Recommended Trails for Everest Base Camp Trek in November
Everest Base Camp Trek is the most popular treks to do in Nepal. Hence, there is more than one way to do this trek. In November, all of these routes are open and safe to do. Some of the recommended routes are:
Gokyo Valley and Renjo La Pass Trek
With perfect weather conditions and crystal clear views, the Gokyo Valley and Renjo La Pass trek is a great route. In November, all the passes are open and safe to do.
On this route, you will get to explore the Everest region more closely. Along with the magnificent Everest Base Camp, you will be trekking to the wonderful Renjo La Pass. You will also come across majestic lakes and mountains of the Gokyo Valley region on this trek.
Everest Base Camp Helicopter trek
This is one of the more luxurious options for your Everest Base Camp Trek. The Everest Helicopter trek is one of the shorter treks in the Everest region.
In November, Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is a great option for those who are not on a budget. With crystal clear views and great weather, you can enjoy the spectacular views of the Everest region in fashion.
Jiri to Everest Base Camp
If you want to avoid the crowded trails and the plane ride, this route is the best. You can reach Jiri by road transport from Kathmandu. Jiri is the place where your actual trek will begin. This trek gives you more time to acclimatize.
Yet this route is one of the longer ones. You will need to be physically fit and require proper training to do this route. This route is also a great option for those who want to avoid the crowds of November.
Accommodation in Everest Base Camp Trek in November
Almost all of the tea houses, restaurants in the Everest region are open year round. November being peak season, the locals will not close except for rare occasions.
Yet, due to a high number of trekkers in the region, you may need to book your rooms in advance. Else, you may need to trek a bit further for accommodations.
Most of the restaurants and tea houses are open during November. You can easily find places to eat and drink at on the trails.
You may have to queue for your meals in November. If you don’t prefer that, let the staff know in advance what you want. This way, you will not have to queue for long.
Guides and Porter for Everest Base Camp Trek
A guide and porter is absolutely suggested for high altitude treks like the Everest Base Camp trek. In November, the number of trekkers is high. The guide and porter can also recommend good places to rest, eat and drink.
They can also recommend the routes you can choose to improve your trekking experiences. They suggest you the best places with great photograph potentials to any upcoming festivals or events of the region.
During peak seasons a lot of porters and guides are pre-booked. So, it is best to book your trek so that we can arrange the best guides for you.
Festivals in November
Mani Rimdu is a Sherpa festival. It is a festival celebrated during the fall at Tengboche Monastery in the Everest region. The Sherpas follow the Lunar calendar. So, the dates of the festivals do change.
Mani Rimdu is a series of sacred ceremonies. The monks and the locals of the region gather for “the good of the world.” There are plays, masked dances, prayers, and feasts. The monks of Tengboche Monastery perform the masked dances and dramas.
Mani Rimdu lasts for 19 days. The major celebration takes place for 3 days.
Equipment and Supplies for Everest Base Camp Trek In November
November is the last month of autumn in Nepal. The temperature gradually drops to welcome winter in December. Hence, you will have to prepare for warm days, cold nights during early November.
By late November, the weather becomes colder. You will need more warm clothes.
Knowing the packing essentials for an Everest Base Camp trek in November is a great help. A guideline for your packing is as follows:
Base layers: Synthetic shirts and trousers (choose a fabric that wicks moisture away)
Insulation layers: Lightweight fleece jackets and pants (soft and warm for cold nights)
Upper Layers: Warm and waterproof jackets and trousers
- Wide-brimmed hat
- Buff or balaclava (during late November)
Hands and Feet
- Gloves (light, insulated)
- Hiking boots (comfortable ones with ankle support)
- Breathable, moisture-wicking socks
- Trekking sandals (great for exploring villages, tea houses, cafes)
Bags and Others
- A good, waterproof day backpack
- Good Quality Duffel or a heavy duty backpack
- Sleeping bag with liner (easier to warm up than the blankets provided)
- Trekking poles (great for balance and descents)
- Torchlight (great for early morning treks)
- Water bottle
- Portable chargers
- Books or Kindle
- Games (cards, monopoly)
- Easy to dry towels
- Travel size toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, hand sanitizer, wet wipes, tissue paper)
Extra Tips for Everest Base Camp Trek in November
- Decide what you want from the trek
The type of experience you want from the trek helps determine the route you should take. In November, all the routes to Everest Base Camp trek are open and safe.
If you enjoy trekking with groups and having great conversations with fellow trekkers, then the direct way to Everest Base Camp is the best.
If you want to avoid the crowds and don’t mind long duration treks then Jiri Everest Base Camp is a great option.
For an in-depth look into the culture and lifestyle of the locals in the region, let us know about your interest. This way we can arrange an experienced guide for explaining the cultural aspects.
If you have mountain climbing experience, then Everest Base Camp with Island Peak climbing is also an excellent choice.
- Advance Booking
November is the peak season for trekking in Nepal. Thousands visit the country this month. Advance booking is the way to go during November.
You will not have to worry about finding the ideal tea houses, places to eat and drink. You may also get discounts on your flights, tour packages.
Due to the diverse landscape of the trekking trails, layering is the key. It gives you the freedom to add or remove a layer of clothing at will.
During the early morning walks, the weather may be cold and windy. Later on, it becomes dry and warm. Hence, layering makes it easy for you to adjust to the weather.
- Travel Insurance for Everest Base Camp Trek
Most of the reputable tour agencies will not accept you if you don’t have a travel insurance. Make sure your travel insurance is up to date. It should cover high altitude treks in Nepal. It is also good if it covers emergency evacuation and rescue.
Having a travel insurance is a great safety measure. You should get this from your home county.
- Start early in the morning
The earlier you start, the more time you will get to explore the splendid beauty of the Everest region.
You will have plenty of trekking hours per day. This can be an added bonus. It gives you time to trek at your own pace, reach your destination as scheduled.
This also gives you free time in the afternoon and evening. You can spend these at the comforts of your tea house or explore the villages and local lifestyle of the area. The chance that you miss the sunset view is less.
November is great for all kinds of treks in Nepal. In the Everest region, you can do all the short and long duration treks. Hence, You will have lots of choices for your Everest Base Camp trek in November.
The trails of Everest Base Camp trek will be bustling with the energy and aura of the trekkers and climbers. With great views and favorable weather, you are bound to have a great time on your trek.
You must pre-book everything in November. You need to book your flights, meals, tea houses, tour packages in advance. You can contact us for these, we can take care of it for you.