Everest Base Camp trek, without a doubt, is the best trekking experience you will ever have. Watching Everest standing so close and the 360-degree view of the glacial, flame crystal mountain will be an unforgettable memory for you. You'll be in awe standing in front of a high and cold, glacial Mt Everest. Your journey will be filled with the beauty of the Khumbu region. The stunning mountain ranges are unlike any of one that you have even seen in your life.
As you progress during the trek, the beauty outshines anything you have laid eyes on—the terrain changes from green farmlands to lush jungles, colorful flowers, and clear blue rivers. You won't be experiencing any more significant achievement and adventure better than this. Nepal for all seasons isn't an understatement. God has graciously blessed Nepal with beautiful weather. All four seasons, spring, summer, autumn, and winter, have spread their wings in this country. This helps Nepal show off its charms in every kind of weather.
Tourism is the primary source of Nepal's economy. And with favorable weather throughout the whole year, trekking has become one of Nepal's popular adventure activities. The Everest Base Camp trek has much to offer at any given temperature. The Everest base camp seems beautiful in all seasons. Just read more to choose the perfect season for you to trek.
From September to November, autumn starts. This is the peak season for Everest Base Camp Trek as the weather becomes more comfortable for trekking. Autumn initiates at the end of the monsoon season, and as there are no rainfalls, soft trekking can plan during the time. It is the perfect period to trek as the weather is neither too hot nor too cold.
Weather difficulties like summer heat haze and windy weather won't be a problem. This offers a clear blue sky, crystal clear views of Mt. Everest and surrounding peaks.
The temperature during this season ranges from an average of 15 to 25 degrees Centigrade. With the altitude increase, the temperature changes from 20 degrees Celsius in the day to -10 degrees Celsius at night. As the days pass by, mornings and nights get colder, whereas the days are comparatively warmer. Favorable, good weather makes the trekking smooth, on schedule, and stress-free.
Everest Base Camp Trek in spring has the 2nd highest number of trekkers from all around the world. Spring brings colorful landscapes and lush forests with it. The weather is kindest in spring at Everest Base Camp. The rhododendron (National flower of Nepal) trees garnish the trails making them insanely beautiful. Colorful flowers bloom in the houses and the parks around.
In Kathmandu, the temperature ranges from 15 to 20 degrees Centigrade. With an increase in the altitude, the temperature drops to -2-10 degrees Centigrade.
The chances of avalanche and heavy snowfall during the hike are rare in this season. The crowd is comparatively less in the trails. So, you can enjoy your trekking to Everest Base Camp in peace.
Also, in this season, the snow-capped Himalayas add the beauty of nature even more. As the days are longer, you have ample time to walk slowly and still complete trekking in the daylight. It is also a good time for the Lukla flights and Helicopter rides, making springs a festive period for a smooth trek.
Monsoon in Nepal begins from June and to the end of August or more. Nepal has an average rainfall of 500-550 mm. The temperature gets hot and humid. It reaches a maximum of 10° C and a minimum of -2° C.
Because of rain, the cloud covers the sky. And sometimes, the sky clears up in the morning, providing a serene view of Mt Everest. The vegetation becomes greener because of the rainfall, and the jungles and mountains' views are fantastic.
Monsoon is considered off-season, so with more discounts and fewer crowds in the trails, you can enjoy peace in nature with more availability of the tea houses and facilities. However, the paths get muddy, wet, and slippery, so good-quality boots with solid grips and waterproof clothes are a must-have during the trek. Everest Base Camp Trek in monsoon is a little harder but one experience, the unique biodiversity, and adventure.
Everest Base Camp Trek in Winter (December-February)
Trek to Everest Base Camp in winter is too harsh. The temperatures frequently change and range between -10° C to -15 ° C at night and can't be predicted as the climate changes from a sunny day to a snowstorm. During this season, the weather is very challenging and cold, but the view of snow-capped Mount Everest and the surrounding peak makes the struggle worth it. The days are shorter during this season so, there is less time to trek per day.
Nevertheless, the trails are less crowded, making the trek easier to walk and spot the best views. If one is well-prepared and can endure the harsh weather, trekking in EBC in this season is the best as they can trek without any obstruction. But one has to choose the perfect month.
December is ideal as the trails have fewer crowds. However, it is pretty risky so, you have to get as much information and a valuable guide to go through this adventure. You require warm clothes and proper trekking equipment as the weather gets pretty harsh.
Everest Base Camp Trek is the best trekking experience for a travel enthusiast if you want a thrilling experience. For an unforgettable journey, you have to select a proper season suitable for you. If you are interested, contact us, Nepal Hiking Team is always more than prepared to help you with your trekking venture.