Everest Base Camp Trek in January
January is one of the coldest months for the Everest Base Camp Trek. Although a lot of snow will be dumped on the trail due to heavy snowfall, it is very much possible to reach the base camp. You will have to be careful and layer up properly with warm clothes as it gets pretty chilly up there.
There is an advantage of trekking to EBC in January- you will witness a very less number of trekkers, which means less obstruction for viewing the stunning panoramas in the Himalayas! The average temperature during the day is 4 degrees Celcius and it may drop to - 18 degrees Celcius by night.
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Everest Base Camp Trek in February
February marks as the end of winters in the Himalayas even though it is pretty chilly up there. The sky gets a clear blue colour and the trails are still less crowded. The teahouses and mountain lodges will also be emptier, quieter and more economical, which would give you a true sense of adventure in the mountains. Booking flights to Nepal during this time will surely save you some bucks.
The average daytime temperature goes up to 4 degrees Celcius and during the night, it might dip down to -15 degrees Celcius. For these many reasons, you can consider this month for visiting as the best time to Everest Base Camp.
Everest Base Camp Trek in March
From this month, spring season commences with the celebration of Holi in the country. As the weather starts to get balmy, the ice starts to melt away and the days seem longer. You will be able to see the beautiful sights of Rhododendrons starting to bloom along the trail, with a backdrop of snow-capped Himalayan ranges.
The average temperature during the day is around 7 degrees Celcius and the night temperature can be around -12 degrees Celcius making this month a favourable one to trek.
Everest Base Camp Trek in April
April is also a great month to plan the EBC Trek. It is warmer at the lower elevation and moderately chilly at the higher altitude. With such a fascinating spring season in the lofty mountains, the flora is also in full bloom. The days will be sunny and it will be neither too hot nor too cold.
In the trails bustling with a lot of trek enthusiasts, you will be able to meet and interact with several of them see numerous tents on the way for the base camp. Although the day temperature on an average is 10 degrees Celcius, at night it drops down to -5 degrees Celcius.
Everest Base Camp Trek in May
May is the time when spring ends and summer starts. By taking advantage of this favorable weather, a lot of experienced trekkers try aiming for the Everest Summit. It gets warmer day by day which makes it easier for them to attempt for the summit. As for the base camp, it is a very favorable time to easily finish the trek.
It is the best season to visit Everest Base Camp Trek for those who cannot bear much cold. With longer sunny days, the average temperature goes up to 15 degrees Celcius and at night it gets cold at 0 degrees Celcius.
Everest Base Camp Trek in June
June is the month when monsoon clouds start to hover over the Himalayan region. The beginning of June is still acceptable to plan your trek but as the days move forward, frequent showers start and make the trails wet and sloppy. It is not recommended to trek for the base camp during this time of the year as the risk of slipping on the trail increases.
There are even chances of avalanches, landslides, snowfall and the pesky leeches which could keep you from reaching the base camp within the stipulated timeline. The average temperature goes up to 16 to 17 degrees Celcius during the day and may reduce to 0 degrees Celcius.
Everest Base Camp Trek in July
The weather in July is still heavy with rainfalls and the air is a lot more hot and humid. Although it is not impossible to go on this trek during this month, there are chances that the flights from Kathmandu to Lukla get canceled due to an overcast.
Because of the everyday rains as well as humidity, the trails get muddy and you have a higher risk of slipping through the risky trails. The temperature averages around 18 degrees Celcius during the day and up to 2 degrees Celcius at night.
Everest Base Camp Trek in August
By August, the rains and humidity start to recede and the skies slowly start to clear up. Yet, we recommend not to plan your trek in this month as the trails will still be soaked with mud, slippery and risky. You will also not be able to enjoy spectacular views because of the frequent overcast.
The still-surfacing landslides and leeches are at a high recurrence which would be the main reasons to disrupt your hike. The sky will be usually murky, making your excitement for the trek shrink. Just like July, the average day temperature remains at 18 degrees Celcius and around 2 degrees during the night.
Everest Base Camp Trek in September
The autumn season prevails generally from mid-September. For the people who are waiting eagerly for the monsoons to end, now is the right time to plan out your Everest Base Camp Trek.
The crisp air and bright blue skies along with a clear view of the lofty mountains make the scene more alluring while trekking. The average minimum temperature at night grows colder up to -10 degrees Celcius. During the day, the maximum temperature can get as high as 17 degrees Celcius.
Everest Base Camp Trek in October
This month showcases the most enjoyable scenes of the snow-capped mountains, trails surrounded by different shades of lush greens and overall pristine surroundings. There is also the most important festival in Nepal carried out during late-October and September.
It is the 15-day long Dashain (similar to Dussera in India) celebration when they celebrate the victory of Goddess Durga over evil by sacrificing several animals. For these reasons, this month is visited the most for the best time to Everest Base Camp by the trekkers.
So, be ready to engage with different trek enthusiasts as well as the humble locals on your way to Everest Base Camp. The average temperature generally lies at 12 degrees Celcius during the day and -10 degrees Celcius at night.
Everest Base Camp Trek in November
On the verge of arriving winters, the starting of November can still be an option to trek to the Everest Base Camp. Although this month won’t be as temperate as the spring or autumn season, you can still enjoy fewer crowds and the quietude during this trek.
The cold winds start to cover the whole Himalayan region with temperatures dropping to 6 degrees Celcius in the daytime and -10 degrees Celcius at night.
Everest Base Camp Trek in December
Nepal in December becomes a winter wonderland for the people who enjoy an uninhabited environ during their voyages. The trails will be usually empty with a few trekkers peppered across the thick white sheets of ice.
You will have to be extra careful while trekking in this month as the sub-zero temperatures at such high altitudes can get the best of us. The temperatures drop to 4 degrees Celcius during daytime and -18 degrees Celcius during the night.