Everest Base Camp Trek - October
Replies: 2 - Last Post: May 22, 2013 1:49 PM Last Post By: keithmoon66
May 22, 2013 12:57 PM
May 22, 2013 1:18 PM
I agree with both statements:
October is the busiest month in Nepal for trekking in general and on EBC in particular. Typically. historically the weather is excellent and makes trekking very popular; It's post-monsoon (little precipitation) with low humidity (so the views are crystal clear) and temperatures are comfortable when walking and not too cold in the evenings and nights at higher altitude. Having said this, in recent years the rains have tended to last into October and who knows what this year will bring.
There are plenty of people on the main trail and this makes finding the right trail no problem at all - just follow the lines of people - but finding the correct route is easy anyway and a guide is not required. Arranging food and accommodation is easy too - the lodges are by the trails and it's just a case of walking and looking around, checking the cost of the room (negotiating is unlikely to yield a discount in high season). The section from Jiri to the main trail (just below Lukla) is much less busy and route finding is a little trickier in parts but a guide is still not needed - you are still likely to see other trekkers - with or without guides - and locals will put you right if needed (they know where you are going). A guidebook is a good investment.
A good guide can add much to the trek in the way of information and culture.
May 22, 2013 1:49 PM
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