• Last Updated on Dec 22, 2023

Everest Base Camp Trek in November 2024- End of Peak Trekking Season, Nepal

Trekking to Everest Base Camp in November offers a unique experience with its snowy landscapes, clear skies, and peaceful atmosphere. While the temperature remains on the colder side with potential snowfall, the breathtaking beauty of the region makes trekking in this month of the year phenomenal.

November is the end of autumn season (post-monsoon) in Nepal. It is also the last peak trekking time in the Himalayas, including the Everest Base Camp. With the beginning of November, the climate begins to get colder and dry, and by the end of the month, winter is here.

Compared to October, the temperature in November is a few degrees cooler. The humidity is lowest, and the average temperature ranges from -3°C (26°F) to 9°C (48°F) above 2,500 meters. Likewise, the daylight hours slowly begin to get short, but you will still get ample time to enjoy the walk gradually.

If you are planning to do the Everest Base Camp trek in November, this blog will provide you with all the information related to weather and temperature in this month. You will learn the smallest details that will help you to prepare and pack for the journey smartly.

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The weather during the Everest Base Camp trek in November

The weather during November is one of the finest of the year for Everest Base Camp trekking. It is stable and enjoyable. As it is the post-monsoon period, the environment remains fresh in the lower part of the trail till November. There is very little trace of pollution in the air once you are at the trailhead.

Everest Base Camp Trek in November

Everest Base Camp Trek in November

Likewise, due to the stable weather, the Lukla flights are also mostly on time. There is less chance of flight delays and cancellations. The sky is clear, so the views are stunning. The climate is not that cold yet, so you do not have to pack heavy winter clothes- a few warm pieces will do.

The temperature along the Everest Base Camp trail in November

The temperature along the Everest Base Camp tail in November differs at different altitudes. You can notice the region getting colder as you climb the upper part of the trail. The higher you will ascend, the lower the temperature will get. Starting the trek from Lukla, you will have a moderate temperature.

As you go above Dingboche and Lobuhe villages, you can feel a decent drop in temperature and cold air. At lower elevations such as Lukla and Namche Bazaar, daytime temperatures can range from 5 to 15 degrees Celsius (41 to 59 degrees Fahrenheit). As trekkers ascend towards Everest Base Camp, temperatures progressively drop.

In the Everest Base Camp area, daytime temperatures typically hover around 0 to 5 degrees Celsius (32 to 41 degrees Fahrenheit). However, nighttimes temperatures can plunge below freezing, reaching as low as -10 degrees Celsius (14 degrees Fahrenheit) or even colder. Trekkers should be well-prepared for sub-zero temperatures and the associated challenges.

Average temperature at different points along the Everest Base Camp trail in November


  • Maximum temperature: 12.2°C (53.6°F)
  • Average temperature: 5°C to 10°C (41°F to 50°F)
  • Minimum temperature: 0°C to 5°C (32°F to 41°F)

Namche Bazaar

  • Maximum temperature: 10°C (50°F)
  • Average temperature: 0°C to 5°C (32°F to 41°F)
  • Minimum temperature: -5°C to 0°C (23°F to 32°F)

Tengboche village

  • Maximum temperature: 5°C to 10°C (41°F to 50°F)
  • Average temperature: 0°C to 5°C (32°F to 41°F)
  • Minimum temperature: -5°C to -10°C (23°F to 14°F)

Dingboche village

  • Maximum temperature: 5.3°C (41.5°F)
  • Average temperature: -2.9°C (26°F)
  • Minimum temperature: -11°C (12°F)

Lobuche village

  • Maximum temperature: 2.8°C (37°F)
  • Average temperature: -5.5°C (22°F)
  • Minimum temperature: -13.8°C (7°F)

Gorak Shep

  • Maximum temperature: 1.8°C (35°F)
  • Average temperature: -6.6°C (20°F)
  • Minimum temperature: -14.9°C (5°F)

Everest Base Camp

  • Maximum temperature: -5°C to 5°C (23°F to 41°F)
  • Average temperature: 0°C (32°F)
  • Minimum temperature: -10°C to -20°C (14°F to -4°F)

Kala Patthar

  • Maximum temperature: -5°C to 0°C (23°F to 32°F)
  • Average temperature: -10°C (14°F)
  • Minimum temperature: -15°C to -20°C (5°F to -4°F)

The trail condition of Everest Base Camp in November

In November, many trekkers do the Everest Base Camp trek, making the trail quite crowded. However, towards the end week of the month, most of the trekkers have either left the Khumbu region or are at the end of their journey. So, if you are trekking around the end of November, you will have most of the trail to yourself.

Everest Base Camp and Khumbu Glacier!

EBC and Khumbu Glacier

*Note: If you are thinking of trekking in the Everest region in early November but want to have a peaceful venture, you can opt for the Everest Panorama trek, Gokyo Valley trek, 3 Passes trek, etc.

Similarly, in November, there is no risk of landslides or slippery tracks. However, the trail may be covered with fallen leaves and occasional snow, especially as you gain elevation. So, proper footwear with good traction is crucial to navigating these conditions safely.

Pros and cons of trekking to EBC in November

Below, we have mentioned the pros and cons of Everest Base Camp trekking in November:

Pros of Everest Base Camp trekking in November

Clear and crisp views

November offers excellent visibility with clear skies, providing trekkers breathtaking views of the iconic Himalayan peaks, including Mount Everest.

Snow-covered landscapes

The possibility of light snowfall in November enhances the scenic beauty, transforming the landscape into a winter wonderland and adding a unique charm to the trek.

Less crowded trails

As the peak trekking season toward the end, the number of trekkers on the trail decreases, providing a more peaceful and intimate experience with nature.

Lower precipitation

The low chance of precipitation reduces the likelihood of muddy and slippery trails, making the trek more stable and manageable.

Favorable temperatures

While cold, the temperatures in November are generally more comfortable for trekking, avoiding the extreme cold of winter while still offering a chilly and refreshing atmosphere.

Availability of accommodation

Easy to get accommodation compared to the busier months.

Cons of Everest Base Camp trekking in November

Cold temperatures

November brings colder temperatures, especially at higher altitudes. Trekkers must be well-prepared with proper cold-weather gear to stay warm.

Possibility of snowfall: While snow can enhance the landscape, it may also make the trail more challenging, requiring careful navigation and proper equipment.

End of peak season

Some services and amenities may wind down as the peak trekking season concludes.

Variable weather

Weather conditions in mountainous regions can be unpredictable. Trekkers should be prepared for sudden changes in weather, including the possibility of snowstorms.

Limited daylight hours

November has relatively shorter daylight hours, and trekkers should plan their daily itineraries accordingly.

Cost for Everest Base Camp trek in November

The cost associated with the Everest Base Camp trek may differ from one trekking season to another. As November falls in the peak trekking season- autumn, hundreds of trekkers visit this month, making the overall cost of accommodation, meals, and other things high.

Everest Base Camp Trail in November

EBC trail in November

The cost for the Everest Base Camp trek in November is approximately USD 1,500 per person if you are trekking alone with our guide and porter. Likewise, for groups of 2 to 4 trekkers, our Everest Base Camp trek cost is USD 1,400 per person, and if your group has 6 or more trekkers, you can do an EBC trek at just USD 1,300 per person in the month of November valid till 2024 and the price may increase little for coming years.

Below, we have a further breakdown of the EBC trek cost for your better understanding. You will get to learn all the expenses involved in the Everest Base Camp trek and how trekking with a local company like us, Outfitter Himalaya, is a much more reasonable option.

First, our package cost covers domestic transportation (Lukla flights) and all the airport transfers as per our itinerary. It costs around USD 350 to USD 500, depending on the airline and availability. The prices are higher during the peak trekking seasons.

Then you need to hire at least a guide for the EBC trek and a porter who will carry the heavy duffel bag and let you walk freely, enjoying the surroundings. You can expect to pay up to USD 400 to the porter for the entire trip. Similarly, the cost for a guide goes up to USD 600 for the entire trip.

The Everest Base Camp trek permit in November costs USD 30 per person for the Sagarmatha National Park permit and USD 20 per person for the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality entrance permit.

For accommodation, you can expect to pay USD 25 to USD 30 per person.

Your per-night stay in Kathmandu can go up to USD 50 for a standard deluxe room. Likewise, budget money for meals as per your choice.

Given all the above costs and hassle associated with arranging all the logistics, especially in peak trekking months like November, we suggest doing the Everest Base Camp trek with a local operator like us. We not only offer the best deal for this trek but also take care of all the logistics. You can trek without any worries as we will be taking care of all the little details.

By doing the Everest Base Camp trek in November with us, you will only be responsible for expenses like international flight fares, travel insurance, tips, extra services like hot showers, charging, and WiFi along the EBC trail, emergency funds, souvenirs, and trekking clothes and equipment. All other big expenses are covered in our package cost.

Reasons to do the Everest Base Camp trek in November

November stands out as an optimal month for the Everest Base Camp trek, offering a harmonious blend of favorable weather, cultural experiences, and a better, serene trekking environment. Below, we have mentioned the reasons that make trekking to the base of the highest mountain in the world ideal in November:

Best trekking time

November means the start of the end of the autumn season. So, the final month to enjoy trekking to EBC before the winter starts. The first 2-3 weeks of this month welcome hundreds of trekkers, making the atmosphere bustling and lively. Suddenly, this part of the Himalayas becomes the melting pot of global culture.

The Gorekshep and Pumori Himalaya view in November


The weather is stable, with clear skies and dry conditions. This makes for comfortable trekking conditions and ensures excellent visibility, allowing trekkers to enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks.

Less crowded trails

By the beginning of the last week of November, the Everest Base Camp trail begins to empty. Therefore, you can enjoy a less crowded trail. Moreover, November is considered a shoulder season, with fewer trekkers compared to the peak months of spring (March, April, and May).

Clear skies and breathtaking views

In November, the weather in the Everest region is ideal, providing clear skies and breathtaking views. The entire area is dry, and the weather is stable, offering the best visibility of the majestic Himalayas. With sunny days and deep blue skies, the clarity of the surroundings is fantastic. This favorable weather condition allows you to relish sharp and breathtaking views of the majestic mountain landscape.

Moderate weather

November brings the early winter season to Everest Base Camp, offering moderate and pleasant weather. Days are comfortably warm, while nights and early mornings bring a chill yet still pleasant atmosphere. In the daytime, temperatures typically range from 12°C to 16°C (53°F to 61°F).

As the sun sets, higher altitudes experience a drop to around -12°C (10.4°F), while lower altitudes see temperatures around 2°C (35°F). This moderate weather in November creates a balanced and enjoyable climate for trekking in the Everest region.

Mani Rimdu festival

The Mani Rimdu festival stands as the Everest region's most significant and widely celebrated annual event among the Sherpa community. Lasting for three days, this festival holds great importance for Himalayan Buddhists, marking the commemoration of Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava's establishment of Buddhism.

This three-day festival features monks engaging in a unique masked dance, a ritual dedicated to worshiping protection deities believed to be manifestations of the legendary Guru Rinpoche. Through these dance performances, the community symbolically celebrates the triumph over demons and the introduction of Buddhism to Tibet.

For those seeking a profound cultural experience, trekking to Everest Base Camp during the Mani Rimdu festival is an excellent idea. It is cleared as per the Lunar calendar and mostly falls in November.

Lukla flight delays and cancellations are less

The likelihood of Lukla flight delays and cancellations is minimal in November. Clear and stable weather conditions contribute to a reduced risk of disruptions. Waiting times for regular flights are short, as operations proceed smoothly without significant troubles. Travelers can expect flights to operate normally and with minimal inconvenience.

Wildlife spotting

With the quieter trails, there's a higher likelihood of spotting local wildlife. Himalayan fauna, such as Himalayan tahr, musk deer, and various bird species, might be more active and visible during this time.

Tips for Everest Base Camp trek in November

Trekking to Everest Base Camp in November offers a fantastic experience, but it's important to be well-prepared for the conditions. Here are some tips to make your November trek a successful and enjoyable one:

  • The weather can vary throughout the day. Bring layers to adjust to temperature changes. A base layer, insulating layer, and waterproof outer layer are essential.
  • Nights can be cold, especially at higher altitudes. A high-quality, warm sleeping bag is recommended for a comfortable night's rest.
  • Ensure you have comfortable and sturdy trekking boots with good ankle support. Well-fitted boots will help prevent blisters and provide stability on uneven terrain.
  • The sun can be intense at higher altitudes. Pack sunscreen, sunglasses with UV protection and a wide-brimmed hat to shield yourself from the strong mountain sun.
  • Trek at a comfortable and sustainable pace. Avoid rushing; it's not a competition. Relax, enjoy the scenery, and acclimatize properly to reduce the risk of altitude-related issues.
  • Stay well-hydrated, even if you don't feel thirsty. Dehydration can worsen the effects of altitude.


I hope that you enjoy reading the above information and it is was useful to you. Beside of November, the Everest Base Camp Trek is doable all around the year. The month of September, October, November, March, April and May are the best months.

Arjun Rijal

Arjun Rijal

Hello, Hi & Namaste from the Himalayas !!!

I am Arjun Rijal, Founder Director of the Outfitter Himalaya Holidays P. Ltd & working as a travel planner/consultant for Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet Travel. I love hiking, trekking, and traveling.

I have been in most of the trekking regions in Nepal, that include Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base camp, Annapurna Circuit, Manaslu, and Langtang. I also have travelled to Bhutan, India & planning further travel to many other countries in the world.

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