Best time of year to do Everest base camp trekking in Nepal
17 Aug

Best Time Of Year To Do Everest Base Camp Trekking In Nepal

Mount Everest Base Camp Treks Every adventure lovers have it on their bucket list to view the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest from the closest possible place. Some have the courage, resource, and determination to go all the way to the top but everyone is not as lucky. Visit Himalaya Treks offers Everest Base Camp Trek directed by professional and experienced local leaders, who make the trek their mission to make your dream trip, a safe and equally memorable experience of your lifetime.

Mount Everest sunset view from Kala Pattar 35 minutes of exciting scenic flight to Lukla (Tenzing Hilarry Airstrip) kick starts the adventure and every day keeps getting better throughout the trek. The prayer walls, monasteries, high suspension bridges, and mountains that grow bigger with each day of the trek are the rewards for tackling the mountainous terrain. Namche Bazaar and Tengboche Monastery add a different feel to the trek and provide a view of the lives of the Sherpa people.

Higher up the valley, gems of Khumbu Valley like Amadablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, and of course, the most important of them all, Everest start to dominate most of the space in the sky. After reaching the goal of getting to Everest Base Camp, climbing Kala Pattar, (a view 5545 meters point) provides the best view of the South-West face of Everest of the trek along with Lohtse, Nupse, Ama Dablam. These 13 days Everest Base Camp Trek is often regarded as one of the best treks in the world and makes everyone fall for the country and its mountain by the time it ends.

Selecting Perfect time Trekking Everest Base Camp
Nuptse, Everest, Lho la, and Khumbutse view from Kala Patthar View Point. 

Selecting the Perfect Time for Trekking to Everest Base Camp.

Everest Base Camp is nestled in the northeastern territory of Nepal in Solukhumbu district. The trek to EBC traverses via small Sherpa villages of the district. Before you opt for this trek, it is paramount to choose the perfect time of the year. Since you will be walking for at least 12 -13 days, the weather window will be an issue if not chosen properly.

Nepal has 4 distinctive weather patterns: Spring (March to May), Autumn(September to November), Winter(December to February), and Summer(June to August). Among these, Summer and Winter times of the year are the harshest. And most people opt for Spring or Autumn trekking to Everest Base Camp. 

To provide a brief insight, here are a few characteristics of these seasons:

Spring season Trekking In Everest Base Camp
Thamserku, Kangtega, and Malangphulang view during the Spring season.

Spring season Trekking In Everest Base Camp.

Springtime in Nepal begins at the end of February and lasts till the end of May. This time of the year provides a clear weather window and mild temperatures. The trek to EBC in Spring is perfect with clear trails and open sky visible throughout these 3 months. It is the peak season for trekking in Nepal and provides an amazing experience.

Summer season trekking to Everest
Pheriche Valley and Ama Dablam View during Summer Season.

Summer season trekking to Everest.

Right after the end of the Spring season is Summer time which starts in early June and lasts till the beginning of September. Nepal is covered with monsoon clouds from the east during Summer time. It is characterized by regular rainfall and thunderstorm. These 3 months are the most humid and receive high precipitation throughout. The trail becomes muddy and slippery with partial visibility of the mountains. 

Additionally, there are several flight delays and rescheduling during Summer owing to the weather factor. You might want to skip summer trekking to Everest. There are a few Summer treks in Nepal in the rain-shadow areas, like Upper Mustang Trek which is semiarid land connected with Tibet and Upper Dolpo Trek. 

Autumn Season Trekking In Everest Base Camp
Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Everest view from Everest Hotel during the Autumn season. 

Autumn Season Trekking In Everest Base Camp.

Autumn months like Spring are the best time to trek to Everest Base Camp. Autumn begins in late September and lasts till November. This time of the year is perfect weather-wise and is full of colorful flora and natural wonders. These months are also the time for the biggest festivals in Nepal, Dashain, and Tihar. The temperature is a bit colder during the night but daytime is just fine for trekking.

Winter season Trek to Everest Base Camp.

The period beginning from December till the end of February is winter in Nepal. Winter times are colder with heavy snowfall during January and February. If you are planning for a winter trek to Everest Base Camp, December can be your last bet. There is heavy snowfall in the elevation beyond 4000 meters which makes trekking challenging.

Winter season Trek to Everest Base Camp
Winter view on the way to Everest Base Camp Trek.

Use a Tour Company.

The safest way to trek in Nepal would be to take a tour company. Tour companies provide all the necessary arrangements, and using a Reputable Trekking Company In Nepal makes your trip of lime time more memorable in the safest way.

It is possible to do the Everest Base Camp Trek on your own. But you will be required to go through the entire process on your own, which quite frankly is time-consuming. So, opting for a tour company would be a smart decision. They will arrange everything and all you need to do is show up.

In case you’re wondering if language will be a problem, Tour and Trekking companies provide English-speaking guides for the entirety of the trek. Also, these guides are well-versed in the route. So, you won’t miss out on anything. If you want a hassle-free trip, you should opt for a tour company.

The Everest Base Camp Trek will surely be an adventurous trip for you. It has everything you want from a trek. I hope the tips provided will be of great help to you. we design trip itineraries well planned with include enough days to acclimatization, therefore Choosing the Best time to trek Everest Base Camp and the Best Company to complete the Everest Base Camp Trek full of enjoyment with our experienced guides and supporters staffs. Also, we at Visit Himalaya Treks would be honored to be at your service. Please get in touch with us if you require any trekking packages.

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