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Everest Base Camp Trek Best Time Of Year

Posted On : July 3, 2016

Generally, during the months of March to May and Late August to September are  Everest Base Camp Trek best time of the year. During these months, mostly the days are clear that offers great views of Mt. Everest with, you will have an excellent opportunity to capture stunning panorama of great Himalayas during both day and night(star trails at Himalayas).

Whereas, during the months of June and July are rainy season in Nepal with huge black cloud at the sky obstructing the view with less chances of clear Himalayan views. On the other hand, during the months from December to February, its freezing cold out there with high chances of snowing that blocks the routes. However, off seasons are best regarded for keen botanists and natural explorers.

Best Seasons

Everest himalaya range

Spring Season: From Early March to Late May

Early March to Late May is a peak season or Everest base camp trek best time of year because of the warm sunny days just appearing out of winter. There may be occasionally, winter rain but most days will be dry with clear views. As this is the best time of the year for Everest base camp trek, there will be more crowd on the trails. It is also the Everest expedition season, so, you get an opportunity to meet the mountaineers who will be attempting to climb Everest. This spring season also gives you an opportunity to trek through blossoming rhododendron trees that adds as a major highlight of the trip.

Autumn Season:  From Late August to Early November

From Late August to Early November is also the Everest Base Camp Trek best time of year as it offers trekkers with clear views of snow capped mountains. Even though it is not the warmest season, these times offer splendid temperature and surroundings with great time even during night which wouldn’t be freezing like in winter. As it is a best time for Everest Base Camp Trek, expect lot of visitors during this time. Get the best trekking experience during the best seasons for EBC.

Off Seasons

journey to Everest base camp

Winter Season: From November to January

During the months of November to January the temperate is very cold at higher altitudes. And it is also the coldest time in Nepal. However for adventure enthusiasts out there, the weather usually remains dry, so if you can digest the cold, then you can surely join EBC during these months too with extra layers of thermal clothes and outfits. There will be less crowded during these times.

Monsoon Season: During the months from June to August

The months from June to August are monsoon time and it is the wettest period in Nepal. The clouds forming from Indian Ocean strikes sharp rain and you will be most likely to be drenched in rain. Not many foreign trekkers hike during the monsoon period as mud, rain, leeches and, most importantly, lack of mountain views, put most hikers off. Although not the best time to trek in Everest, it is the high time to for rain shadow area trekking trips like Upper Mustang trek.

Our Suggestions

As it is always possible to trek in Nepal, the best time to trek for Everest Base Camp is in during the spring and autumn seasons as the days are clear and warm with stunning views of Himalayas. If you prefer to visit off the beaten adventure at Everest or less crowded one than EBC, then, we would like you to have a look for Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri trek.

Most of the trekking companies in Nepal won’t operate Everest base camp treks during low seasons and it would be certainly unfair for travelers like you. So, at Icicles, we can do arrange private departures and fixed departures even during the off seasons. Plan for Everest Base Camp Trek during any season and visit at the time that best suits you. In-depth weather forecast of Nepal is given here.

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