Khumbu, Nepal: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Khumbu, Nepal? If you're planning to go to Khumbu, I have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Khumbu, Nepal

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

Important essentials for Khumbu, Nepal

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Khumbu, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently wear out. An unreadable vaccination card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection possible.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry plane-friendly choice.

General health necessities

Khumbu 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.


  • Over-the-counter medicine

    Ibuprofen


  • Oximeter to check blood oxygen

    Like this

  • Consider asking your doctor about Diamox

  • Supplements

    Ginko biloba or other supplements (ask your doctor before using)


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas of this country may have unreliable tap water, so it's useful to have an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb option.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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

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January

Traveling to Khumbu in January, you will notice that it is freezing. Daytime temperatures are in the 30s F (single digits C). There is frost nearly every day this month.

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February

February in Khumbu is very cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C). There is frost most days.

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March

March in Khumbu is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C). There is frost most days.

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April

April in this region can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day. There is frost most days. It rains or snows sometimes.

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May

Traveling to Khumbu in May, you will notice that it is brisk. Expect it to rain or snow 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost about half of the time.

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June

If you vacation in Khumbu during June, you will probably notice that it can be chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain or snow/sleet about half of the time. There is frost about a third of the time.

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July

July for Khumbu is crisp. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. There is frost once in a while. It rains most days.

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August

August in Khumbu can be chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) to 50s F (low 10s C).

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September

If you visit Khumbu during September, you will probably find that it is brisk. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain or snow/sleet about half of the time. There is frost regularly.

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October

October in Khumbu can be brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost about two thirds of the time.

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November

November in Khumbu can be brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C). There is frost most days.

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December

Traveling to Khumbu in December, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the high 30s F (single digits C). There is frost nearly every day this month.

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