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Best Time for the Everest Base Camp Trek

Best Time for the Everest Base Camp Trek

Picking out the appropriate time of the yr to trek to EBC (Everest Foundation Camp) is an significant choice. How cold and soaked it performs a really crucial function in convenience, route, itinerary and what you pack for your EBC trek. At higher altitude temperature variances concerning seasons are extraordinary.

Best Time for the Everest Base Camp Trek
Crystal clear skies with Everest in the qualifications on a beautiful crisp day trekking in February.

Finest months for hiking Everest Base Camp trek

There are two distinctive seasons for trekking to EBC. The best months to trek to Everest foundation camp are in the pre-monsoon time through March, April, and May well, or in the post-monsoon season from late September, October, November.

If you decide to trek on the border of the monsoon season hold in brain that occasionally the season commences earlier or finishes later and unanticipated rainfalls could influence your Everest Foundation Camp trek itinerary.

Namche Bazaar EBC in February
Namche Bazaar in February when hiking to Everest Base Camp.

Pre monsoon (Feb-May well) the temperature really should be largely secure and dry, good for trekking. We have done a good deal of trekking in Nepal among February and April. We loved the landscapes on the EBC trek in this period of time. Late February and early March is our favorite time for trekking in Nepal. We loved the apparent skies, crisp air and magnificent views late February/early March. Trekking on EBC this time of the calendar year was even so freezing chilly, so be well prepared. Comparing the photo above and down below you can see there was a large amount much more snow and colder problems in February than in April in Namche Bazaar.

If you want to hike to Gokyo Lakes just be conscious that in yrs with a good deal of snow Cho La Move at 5420m on the way to Gokyo Ri is frequently shut in February and you could not be equipped to cross.

EBC Namche Bazaar in April
Climbing to EBC in April at Namche Bazaar. It was dry with minor snow or rain.

Post monsoon (late Sept-Nov) with a lot less haze and clouds in this time period it will normally supply greater sights of these breathtaking mountains. This time is colder but a wonderful time to hike to Gokyo Lakes. This is a great year for trekking, but from October it can be nuts active with packed teahouses, merge this with frozen water pipes can make for some frustrations.

Winter season (Dec-Feb) Climbing nevertheless attainable but pretty chilly, up to -30C at night! Some occasions a ton of snow falls on the trail, passes may possibly be shut. Stay away from the crowds but carry proper machines!

Monsoon (June-September) – heat temperature (22C), but pretty moist. Trails get quite muddy, not great trekking ailments.

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See the very first episode of our trek to EBC, a cold day in February trek from Lukla.

Temperature per month in Pre monsoon on Everest Foundation Camp

February – it is however extremely cold on the trail, -20C not uncommon. Sunburn can happen with crystal clear skies, high UV index and reflection from the snow. The trails and teahouses are continue to quite silent, targeted traffic commences finding up from conclude of February. Be geared up for pretty chilly weather (frost bite is feasible on extremely cold times if you are not prepared) and solar security (sunscreen, buff, sunglasses). Pack micro spikes to hike on icy sections. Sunlight sets early, so if you walk from your teahouse at Gorakshep to EBC do not attempt this also late. The sun sets early and temperatures drop quickly!

tenboche ebc trek february
Tengboche in February.

March – spring is here, temperatures start mounting, snow melts (so bit muddy on the trail occasionally). Day duration starts raising. Skies are still very clear with astounding sights. From center March the path commences to get chaotic with team tours starting up to get there.

April – most well-liked month in pre-monsoon, trail can get quite crowded. Comprehensive teahouses, loads of persons on Kalapatar. Very pleasant heat temperature, can hike in shirt and rain jacket a good deal of the time. Some rain storms, we bought quite moist all around Lukla in April, still typically wonderful sunny days with obvious skies, but put together for rain, snow, and UV.

ebc trek april
Reduced altitudes in April I was trekking in a T-shirt.

Might – temperatures now really decide up, not substantially rain yet, but undoubtedly extra damp than in April. Days usually start off out wonderful and apparent with rain and snow in the afternoon. Path results in being a bit significantly less crowded once again.

This time of the calendar year is wonderful trekking circumstances, but it can be really fast paced with a lot of hikers. Trekking here in February/March we experienced dry, but chilly ailments. I was wearing an hiking shirt, down jacket and trekking trousers. On very chilly days I wore a rain jacket as outer shell about the down jacket, so not seriously distinctive cold weather conditions clothing. Climbing to EBC in April I was warm sporting only a shirt and rain jacket most of the time.

Weather for each thirty day period in Submit monsoon on Everest Foundation Camp

September – The autumn trekking year for EBC commences with monsoon rain commencing to reduce. Temperatures are average and good for trekking. Early in September is commonly even now really moist, weather conditions gets dryer towards the finish of the thirty day period. Starting of September flights to Lukla are typically canceled, possibility decreases as the weather enhances in the course of the month. There is usually a lot of snow on the superior passes and A few Passes at times shut, primarily before in the thirty day period. The path receives active in direction of conclude of the thirty day period.

Oct – The most well-liked month to trek to Everest Foundation Camp. Monsoon rains finished, usually pretty a dry thirty day period with great reasonable temperatures. The most effective month to system mountaineering the 3 Passes for. Flights to Lukla has a quite little likelihood of receiving cancelled in October with superior climate.

November – Wonderful temperature for trekking, apparent skies, average temperatures and pretty little snow or rain. Times acquiring shorter and finding colder in the evenings.

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