Best Time to Trek to Everest Base Camp

  • Last Updated on Mar 19, 2024

Best time for Mt. Everest base camp trekking in Nepal

The best time for Everest base camp trek is in the spring, fall seasons and winter (with precautions). Because March to May, September to November and December to Feburary offer the most favorable weather conditions for trekking, with clear skies, mild temperatures, and little rainfall. The spring season is also when the rhododendrons are in bloom, adding a touch of color to the landscape.

Spring (March-May)

The spring season is the most popular time to go trekking at Everest. The weather is generally mild and sunny, with average temperatures ranging from 5-20 degrees Celsius. The skies are clear, and there is little rainfall. This is also the time of year when the rhododendrons are in bloom, adding a touch of color to the landscape.

Fall (September-November)

The fall season is another good time to trekking to Everest. The weather is similar to the spring, with mild temperatures and clear skies. However, there is a slightly higher chance of rainfall in the fall.

Winter (December-February)

The winter season is considered a ideal time to trek with cautiously. The weather is cold and snowy, with temperatures dropping below -20 degrees Celsius at night. The trails can be icy and dangerous, and there is a high risk of avalanches. However, if the weather is favorable, it can also be done in January and February.

Monsoon (June-August)

The monsoon season is the wettest time of year in Nepal. The weather is hot and humid, with heavy rainfall. The trails can be muddy and slippery, and there is a risk of landslides.

Things to consider when choosing a time to trek Everest Base Camp

  • Weather: The weather is the most important factor to consider when choosing a time to trek. The spring and fall seasons offer the most favorable weather conditions, with mild temperatures, clear skies, and little rainfall.
  • Crowds: The spring and fall seasons are also the most popular times. The trails are more crowded during these seasons, and it may be difficult to find accommodation and permits.
  • Cost: The cost of trekking base camp varies depending on the time of year. The spring and fall seasons are the most expensive times to trek, as this is when the demand is highest.

Weather table for the best time to trek 

MonthAverage Temperature (°C)Average Rainfall (mm)

As you can see, the best time to trek to Everest Base Camp is during the spring (March–May) and fall (September–November) seasons. The weather is mild and sunny during these seasons, with little rainfall. The spring season is also when the rhododendrons are in bloom, adding a touch of color to the landscape.

Tips for trekking Everest Base Camp

  • Hire a reputable local trekking company: It is important to hire a reputable local trekking company when trekking Everest Base Camp. A good company will have experienced guides and porters, and they will be able to provide you with all the necessary equipment and supplies.
  • Get fit and acclimatize before you go: Trekking Everest Base Camp is a challenging undertaking, and it is important to get fit and acclimatize before you go. You should start training several months in advance, and you should gradually increase the distance and elevation of your hikes.
  • Be prepared for the altitude: The altitude can be a challenge when trekking Everest Base Camp. It is important to be prepared for the altitude sickness, and you should bring medication to treat it.
  • Respect the environment: Trekking  in mountains is a privilege, and it is important to respect the environment. Do not litter, and do not damage the vegetation.

I hope this information helps you plan your Everest Base Camp trek and Everest base camp trek with Helicopter Return

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Best Months to Visit Everest Base Camp

The best months to visit the Everest base camp are the best times to trek in the Everest region, Khumbu Glacier. To do the other trekking in Everest region and its base camp, 6 months (September, October, November, March, April, May) are the most suitable and most recommended. These months lie in the autumn and spring seasons. Trekking in the best months provides a perfect view of the Himalayan arena. The masterpiece of flora and fauna, mountain ranges, and overall exotic environment are the major attractions that welcome most of the national and international tourists in the Nepalese Himalayas.

Best Months to visit Everest base camp

The weather in these months of best seasons remains clear amidst this time which offers a sky view with fewer clouds, distant flora, and fauna. You can enjoy the Everest base camp helicopter tour during these months in Nepal. For a country like Nepal with huge land and natural diversity, it is common to gain knowledge about all the possible seasons, their climates, and the months lying in those seasons to be aware of possible situations. Reaching the height of 5,380m (17,600ft) is something really admirable.

You will encounter a number of tourists moving to reach a common destination, Everest base camp. This snowy landscape will surpass your excitement level of the mountain experience. The temperature remains moderate and the cold remains bearable (but only with proper clothing). Keeping these months insight as the best time for Everest base camp trek, you could not act negligently as anything can happen in the Himalayas. Rather you need to be ready for any kind of occurrences by concentrating on the aspects like the chance of rainfall, icefall, snowfall, unpredicted weather change, natural calamities, and so on.

If everything goes well with nature and environmental conditions, you will be able to gain perfect Himalayan memory to store in mind and take it along with you for a lifetime. Now, let’s check out more about the best months in which you can explore the Everest region with full-fledged enjoyment.

Everest base camp in March

March is the welcoming month for autumn. The days are longer, warmer and the weather is more ideal. This season is busier than February (end of winter season) but not more than April and May. The temperature of the Everest region during this month is 25°C in daytime and -15°C at night time respectively. Everything is perfect with the weather in this month, as the sky remains clear with a small number of wandering clouds, the environment remains green, and the route remains less dangerous as many trekkers visit this arena during this period. It makes this trekking experience more memorial and unique.

Everest base camp in April

April falls in the autumn season when the weather is warmer and days are longer. The beautiful views of the Himalayas, flora, fauna, and overall landscape are the major attractions in this season. This season is completely safe and the climate and weather complement the place. The temperature of the Everest base camp is 10°C during daytime and -5°C during nighttime. In this season the place gets about 7 hours of sunlight which makes the place just perfect for sightseeing and photography. Wind speed also favors the Everest trek in April.

Everest base camp in May

May is marked as the ending of spring and the start of the summer (or monsoon) season. But as the highest number of days fall in the spring season, this month is considered as the spring-seasoned month. The temperature of the Everest Region remains 10°C at daytime and -5°C at night time. The trekking in the season of May will give a lifetime unforgettable memory rewarding you with incredible sunrise and sunset views in the Himalayas. But, as the temperature increases, the number of bugs and insects rises. For this, the use of ointment and sprays will do the necessary job.

Everest base camp in September

September is one of the best times to visit Everest Base Camp and explore the surrounding. This month falls on the autumn season. The average temperature of the Everest area during the daytime is 15°C and falls to a minimum of 2°C during nighttime. In this time, the environment is so clear that trekking can be done with full excitement viewing all the scenarios of mountains, flora, and fauna around the territory. You can choose any packages from our list for this trekking but the most suitable one is EBC Trek which is the standard route for exploring Mount Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar. The auspicious festivals of the nation like Rishi Panchami and Teej offer heart-whelming cultural warmth which increases the flow of tourists to its higher level.

Everest base camp in October

Best Time to Trek to Everest base camp

According to the researchers, it is proved that October is the best time to explore the heavenly Everest Base Camp. The second week of October is the most appropriate time for this trekking as the skies remain clear, and if rainfall occurs, then also it will not last for a longer time. The average temperature during daytime remains 25°C and falls to -25°C during night time which is the lowest at this time. The rain falls during this month, but it won’t last for a long period. Hence, the weather becomes more attractive after the rain stops and a small amount of sun shines on the mountain and clear skies.

Everest base camp in November

November is also one of the best months for trekking to Everest Base Camp. This month, it is a little snowy in the Lhasa area, because of which there is the necessity of extra clothes.  The area remains clear because the surrounding area is clear and extreme. The area remains peaceful full of snow and water ponds, bringing more sparks in the scenario. The average temperature of Everest Base Camp during daytime reaches its maximum temperature of 12°C to 16°C during daytime and minimum to -7°C to 2°C during night time. During this period, you need not worry about excessive cold and heavy snow as it is the moderate temperature for Everest Base Camp.

Trekking in the Everest Region may be the dream for many trekkers as well as commoners. Nepal Trek Adventure has provided a huge opportunity to explore around the Everest Region as well as specific Base Camp with many packages and offers with the best costs.

Here's the list of best packages provided to you for you upcoming trip to Everest base camp:

Besides these packages, you can do solo trekking to EBC, free/discounted trekking, and many more. To enjoy the Himalayan panorama with us, you can simply call us on +9779851017030 (Binod) or write us an email. All your queries will be sorted and your beautiful trek will be managed along with all necessary preparations.

Bijay Chaurasia

Bijay Chaurasia

Bijay Chaurasia is a travel photographer who was born and raised in Rajbiraj. Since he was a little child, he has pursued his passion for photography, and he is now continuing his successful journey with a pocket full of passion and determination. Despite his intense passion for photography, he also excels in other areas such as UI/UX design, content creation, media marketing, and so on. He has been actively participating in Wikimedia Commons as a Photographer and Editor in Maithili Wikimedia. He is a versatile individual with various qualities. He has worked for the company since 2015 and is currently a senior manager who has been developing and executing IT rules and best practice guidelines for the business.

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