Selecting the best time of the yr to trek to EBC (Everest Base Camp) is a vital resolution. How chilly and moist it performs an important position in consolation, route, itinerary and what you pack in your EBC trek. At excessive altitude temperature variations between seasons are excessive.
Greatest months for mountaineering Everest Base Camp trek
There are two distinct seasons for trekking to EBC. The finest months to trek to Everest base camp are within the pre-monsoon season by way of March, April, and Might, or within the post-monsoon season from late September, October, November.
In case you resolve to trek on the border of the monsoon season take into account that typically the season begins earlier or finishes later and sudden rainfalls would possibly affect your Everest Base Camp trek itinerary.
Pre monsoon (Feb-Might) the climate needs to be largely secure and dry, nice for trekking. Now we have performed plenty of trekking in Nepal between February and April. We beloved the landscapes on the EBC trek on this interval. Late February and early March is our favourite time for trekking in Nepal. We beloved the clear skies, crisp air and spectacular views late February/early March. Trekking on EBC this time of the yr was nevertheless freezing chilly, so be ready. Evaluating the picture above and under you’ll be able to see there was much more snow and colder situations in February than in April in Namche Bazaar.
If you wish to hike to Gokyo Lakes simply remember that in years with plenty of snow Cho La Cross at 5420m on the best way to Gokyo Ri is usually closed in February and also you won’t be capable of cross.
Submit monsoon (late Sept-Nov) with much less haze and clouds on this interval it’ll usually present higher views of those spectacular mountains. This time is colder however a good time to hike to Gokyo Lakes. This can be a good season for trekking, however from October it may be loopy busy with packed teahouses, mix this with frozen water pipes could make for some frustrations.
Winter (Dec-Feb) Mountaineering nonetheless potential however very chilly, as much as -30C at night time! Some instances plenty of snow falls on the path, passes is likely to be closed. Keep away from the crowds however carry correct gear!
Monsoon (June-September) – heat climate (22C), however very moist. Trails get very muddy, not good trekking situations.
Climate per 30 days in Pre monsoon on Everest Base Camp
February – it’s nonetheless very chilly on the path, -20C not unusual. Sunburn can occur with clear skies, excessive UV index and reflection from the snow. The paths and teahouses are nonetheless pretty quiet, visitors begins choosing up from finish of February. Be ready for very chilly climate (frost chunk is feasible on very chilly days in case you are not ready) and solar safety (sunscreen, buff, sun shades). Pack micro spikes to hike on icy sections. Solar units early, so in the event you stroll out of your teahouse at Gorakshep to EBC don’t try this too late. The solar units early and temperatures drop quickly!
March – spring is right here, temperatures begin rising, snow melts (so bit muddy on the path typically). Day size begins rising. Skies are nonetheless clear with superb views. From center March the path begins to get busy with group excursions beginning to arrive.
April – hottest month in pre-monsoon, path can get very crowded. Full teahouses, a great deal of folks on Kalapatar. Very good heat climate, can hike in shirt and rain jacket plenty of the time. Some rain storms, we received very moist round Lukla in April, nonetheless largely good sunny days with clear skies, however put together for rain, snow, and UV.
Might – temperatures now actually decide up, not a lot rain but, however undoubtedly extra moist than in April. Days normally begin out good and clear with rain and snow within the afternoon. Path turns into a bit much less crowded once more.
This time of the yr is nice trekking situations, however it may be very busy with many hikers. Trekking right here in February/March we had dry, however chilly situations. I used to be carrying an mountaineering shirt, down jacket and trekking pants. On very chilly days I wore a rain jacket as outer shell over the down jacket, so probably not particular chilly climate garments. Mountaineering to EBC in April I used to be heat carrying solely a shirt and rain jacket more often than not.
Climate per 30 days in Submit monsoon on Everest Base Camp
September – The autumn trekking season for EBC begins with monsoon rain beginning to lower. Temperatures are reasonable and good for trekking. Early in September is normally nonetheless fairly moist, climate turns into dryer in the direction of the top of the month. Starting of September flights to Lukla are sometimes canceled, threat decreases because the climate improves in the course of the month. There’s usually plenty of snow on the excessive passes and Three Passes typically closed, particularly earlier within the month. The path will get busy in the direction of finish of the month.
October – The most well-liked month to trek to Everest Base Camp. Monsoon rains ended, normally fairly a dry month with good reasonable temperatures. The perfect month to plan mountaineering the Three Passes for. Flights to Lukla has a really small probability of getting cancelled in October with good climate.
November – Improbable climate for trekking, clear skies, reasonable temperatures and little or no snow or rain. Days getting shorter and getting colder within the evenings.
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