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

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

When to go to Tengboche, Nepal

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

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

January

If you are traveling to Tengboche in January, you will notice that it is frosty. Daytime temperatures are in the 30s F (single digits C). There is frost almost every day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you are traveling to Tengboche in February, you will notice that it is frosty. Daytime temperatures are in the 30s F (single digits C). There is frost most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you go to Tengboche in March, you will notice that it can be brisk. Expect it to rain or snow once in a while.

Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C). There is frost most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Tengboche can be very chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

Traveling to Tengboche in May, you will notice that it is cold. Expect it to rain or snow regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in Tengboche is chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) to high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August in Tengboche is relatively cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). There is frost once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in this region is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. There is frost about a third of the time. It rains or snows about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October for Tengboche is brisk. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day. There is frost about two thirds of the time. It rains or snows occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you go to Tengboche in December, you will notice that it is brisk. Daytime temperatures are in the high 30s F (single digits C). There is frost almost every day of the month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

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

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