Best time to Trek Everest Base Camp

Choosing the best time to Trek Everest Base Camp can lead you to the best moments of your life. Everest Base Camp Trek takes you to the lap of the highest peak in the world. But before trekking to Everest base camp you need to be aware of certain things.

One of them is the best time to trek to EBC. When you do the trips like Everest Base Camp, you want them to last for a lifetime. So, to get most of the EBC trek weather is really important. When the weather is stable and good, you will see panoramic views of mountains above 8000 meters. Moreover, the trek rewards monasteries, glaciers, villages, flora, fauna, local people’s lifestyle, etc. 

The best time to trek Everest Base Camp is Spring and Autumn. But, it depends on what kind of traveler you are. Some people even prefer the winter or cold weather. So, even you can do trekking in winter. But, we do not suggest trekking during monsoon season.

However, we do have options if you want to see Everest during the monsoon. We plan the Everest Helicopter Tour for those who don’t have time apart from Monsoon season. Below, you will find some important tips regarding the best time to trek EBC. Hope it will help you to choose the best time to trek in Nepal as well. 

Best time to Trek Everest Base Camp

Spring (March to May)

Spring is, perhaps the best time to do tourism activities in Nepal. Furthermore, it is the best time to trek Everest Base Camp as well. There are reasons why spring is the best time to trek. As March starts you can find people starting the trek on this trail. The trail starts getting busy after the mid of March.

April is the busier month in the Everest region. Mostly, the weather is steady and the views are clear. The temperature is quite cool with less heat and fog. You will meet many other trekkers and climbers during the trek this month. You can see rhododendron flowers blooming on the trail.

Likewise, the month of May is the warmest time to be in the Everest region. However, you can see occasional clouds or fogs. It is because May is a pre-monsoon month. And, you may experience little rainfall in late May as well. But, all together spring is the best time to be in the Everest region.

Autumn Season (September-November)

Another best time to trek Everest Base Camp is the months of the Autumn season. This season starts in September and ends in November. It is one of the seasons when the Everest region sees a huge number of trekkers and climbers. From the start of mid-September, traveler starts to visit the Everest region.

Till mid-September, you can experience some rainfalls. Generally, in September the temperature is warm and you can see clear views of landscapes. Moreover, the green vegetation on the lower part of the trail is very interesting.

Likewise, the month of October is the busiest month of this season. The views with clear skies and stable temperature are amazing. Due to the stable temperature, it is easy to trek as well.

Also, November is another best time to trek to Everest Base Camp. If you like to trek in cold weather then November is the best option. The temperature during these months is chilly at night and 5 to 15 degrees Celsius. Similarly, the trail is less crowded during this month. So, you can enjoy the trek solitary.

Best Time Everest Base camp

Winter season (December-February)

The winter season is not a bad time to trek to Everest Base Camp. But, it is off-season to do trekking in Nepal. The temperature is really cold and you should be ready for the freezing condition. You will see a lot of snow on the trail. Similarly, you can find the high passes closed during this time.

However, the skies remain clear and you can see amazing views of the mountains. The trail is empty due to the off-season. Also, you may find tour costs slightly cheaper price as it is off-season. There are travelers around the world who like to trek even in the winter. So, if you want to enjoy the solitary trek to Everest then winter is the best time for you. 

Monsoon season (June-August)

The months of the Monsoon season are not the best time to trek to the Everest region. Not only on Everest but trekking in the Himalayas is challenging during the monsoon. The main challenge is either to get in or out of the Himalayas. The trek to Everest starts with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.

Sometimes due to bad weather, it is really difficult to get a flight to/from Lukla. Likewise, there can be rainfalls for the number of days during the trek. Rainfalls make the trail difficult to walk on. Even it is quite dangerous to fly to Lukla in bad weather.

However, you can reach the Everest region in the Everest Heli tour during this season. If you are planning to see Everest any time a year then the Everest Heli Tour package is an ideal option. A helicopter tour offers fantastic views of mountains and glaciers from the air. 

Join us

Everest Base Camp trek is on the top list of all travelers around the world. However, you need to be well ready and plan your trek wisely. Life Himalaya Trekking is operating Everest region trekking and Heli Tours anytime a year. Similarly, we also organize Everest region trekking with Helicopter Tour at the same time. During the peak season, you can do both trekking and Heli tours. We will suggest to you the things you need to do before heading to the Everest region.

To know more about the best time to trek to Everest Base Camp please feel free to contact us. Also, we provide all the information you need regarding tourism activities in Nepal. So, what are you waiting for? Book a trip with us and have the best moments of your life. 

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