Dec. 1, 2022
By mid-to-late September, the monsoon rains will have passed, and the weather will be suitable for trekking in Nepal once more. Although constant humidity may hide particular mountain views, there's still a possibility to see spectacular views early in the morning. In addition, in September, the famous Everest Base Camp path is less crowded than later in the fall season.
Welcome to a town tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city- Kalimpong. This scenic hill station will offer you one of the most divine experiences to relish on. Get ready to indulge yourself in its lush green vegetation, local food, and many tourist attractions. Kalimpong promises you a stay that you will carry home with yourself in photographs and in memory alike. Let's begin with the most important question-
Weather of Everest Base Camp During September?
The monsoon season in Nepal usually begins in June and lasts until early September. Although September isn't as rainy as July or August, rain should still be expected. By the middle of the month, it should be raining every few days rather than every day, and by the end of the month, it should have nearly altogether ceased pouring.
Temperatures in the Everest Region are seldom 'hot.' Still, September is a pleasant month to visit, with temperatures dipping to below freezing only at higher elevations (i.e., closer to Everest) and only at night. In September, for example, Namche Bazaar (11,290 feet/3440 meters) had an average low of 42°F (6°C) and a high of 59°F (15°C).
Spring and fall are our two most recommended seasons to visit Kalimpong. Clear skies, fresh air, chirpy conversations and joyful faces only escalate your journey further.
Now that we have covered the months to plan your trip to Kalimpong, let's discuss the places you must see.
Crowds And Cost in EBC in September
While September marks the beginning of Nepal's bustling fall season, the trails do not get very congested until October. After a monsoon hiatus, most trekking route accommodation reopens this month, and it's still not too difficult to secure a room in the finest spots.
Preferred Routes to Everest Base Camp
The monsoon in Nepal creates landslides, which limit access to distant places, which is an awful aspect of life (and travel). The hiking trails in the Everest area, on the other hand, are as well-developed as they get in Nepal, so sticking to the more popular routes will reduce your chances of encountering slips—and if you do, they'll be swept up relatively soon. Although persistent rains in September might delay flights from Kathmandu to Lukla, this is still a more reliable alternative than overland paths that rely on road access to trailheads (like the Pioneers' Route that starts from Jiri).
While we usually encourage visitors to wander off the beaten path and find alternate routes in the Everest area (and across Nepal), September is one month when it's best to stick to the well-trodden tracks for the reasons stated above. In September, the famous Everest Base Camp climb (EBC), shorter treks to Namche Bazaar and the surrounding area, or the Gokyo Lakes trek are all viable alternatives.
Things To Bring For The Trek
For showery weather, many individuals feel that umbrellas are handier than full-on rain gear, especially at lower elevations when temperatures are likely to be warm and damp. Of course, any trekker's luggage should include a light raincoat.
Carry lots of extra socks, so you don't have to hike with wet feet, and make sure you have at least one change of clothes set out for the nights, so you don't have to sit around in damp clothing. Light wool (such as merino) is ideal for keeping warm even when wet.
On the EBC trip, like in all other seasons, it's a good idea to pack your sleeping bag. While most teahouses supply adequate blankets, they are not always clean, and you will appreciate the extra warmth at higher elevations. For September hikes, a two- or three-season pack will suffice.
Reaching Everest Base Camp And Back
Flying to Lukla is the shortest method to go from Kathmandu to the Everest Region. While including buffer days in your schedule is crucial at any time of year to prevent missing an essential international connection, it is especially critical in September. Rains during the monsoon season can last long into the month, slowing flights to and from Lukla.
Festivals In EBC During September
Dashain, Nepal's most significant yearly celebration, occurs in September. Dashain is essentially a Hindu holiday, and the Everest region's residents are mostly Tibetan Buddhists; thus, the Sherpas don't celebrate it as enthusiastically as some other Nepali ethnic groups. It's crucial to plan if you're visiting Kathmandu during Dashain. Much of the city shut down during the festival's most important days, with fewer restaurants and stores open and taxis challenging to get by. Consider Dashain to be similar to Christmas Day in many Western countries—essential services continue to operate, but obtaining non-essential services is more complicated.