Dingboche, Nepal: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Dingboche, Nepal? If you're planning to go to Dingboche, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Dingboche, Nepal

Based on the climate and weather in Dingboche, the best time to go is October. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Dingboche, Nepal by month

January

If you go to Dingboche in January, you will notice that it can be bitter cold. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Thermal undergarments
  • Waterproof boots
  • Goggles for eye protection
  • Thick pajamas
  • Insulated boots
  • Fleece for under jacket
  • Umbrella
  • Neck gaiter
  • Extreme cold weather gear
  • High performance gloves
  • Coveralls
  • Waterproof coat
  • Multiple layer jacket shell

February

February in Dingboche is beyond freezing. Temperatures average in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost almost every day of the month. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Insulated boots
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Gloves
  • Sweaters
  • Very heavy socks
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof coat
  • Scarf
  • Waterproof boots
  • Thermal undergarments

March

If you go to Dingboche in March, you will notice that it is freezing. Expect it to rain once in a while.

Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost almost every day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Scarf
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof coat
  • Umbrella
  • Gloves
  • Very heavy socks
  • Sweaters
  • Insulated boots
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Waterproof boots
  • Pajamas, such as sweats

April

April in this region can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost most days. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Heavy jacket
  • Waterproof coat
  • Umbrella
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy socks
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Sweaters
  • Waterproof boots

May

May here is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost about two thirds of the time. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Jacket or coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Fleeces

June

June here can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost 5-10 days this month. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Standard footwear
  • Jacket or coat
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Light gloves or mittens

July

July for Dingboche can be brisk. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost once in a while. It rains most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear

August

Traveling to Dingboche in August, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Expect it to rain most days. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 40s F (single digits C). There is frost once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Jacket or coat
  • Rain coat
  • Fleeces
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Umbrella

September

Traveling to Dingboche in September, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Expect it to rain about half of the time.

Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat

October

If you are traveling to Dingboche in October, you will notice that it is cold. Expect it to rain sometimes. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 30s F (single digits C). There is frost most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Heavy socks
  • Waterproof coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Heavy jacket
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Waterproof boots
  • Sweaters

November

If you are traveling to Dingboche in November, you will notice that it can be extremely cold. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost almost every day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof boots
  • Insulated boots
  • Scarf
  • Umbrella
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Sweaters
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Waterproof coat
  • Gloves
  • Very heavy socks
  • Fleeces

December

December in this region can be bitter cold. Temperatures average in the low 10s F (single digits below 0 C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost almost every day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Very heavy socks
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Scarf
  • Insulated boots
  • Sweaters
  • Fleeces
  • Gloves
  • Thermal undergarments

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Dingboche, Nepal

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Dingboche, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there. Dingboche is at a very high altitude, and may result in altitude sickness.

For that reason, you will want to pack strong altitude sickness prevention products and treatments.

  • Consider asking your doctor about Diamox
  • Oximeter to check blood oxygen
  • Ibuprofen
  • Ginko biloba or other supplements (ask your doctor)
  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C, D and M
  • A SIM card that works in Dingboche

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