Everest Base Camp Trek in February

  • Dec 19, 2019
  • Ishwar Pyakurel
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Everest Base Camp Trek in February is the real adventure for those trekkers who wish to experience the snowy trails under the deep blue sky. This is the best time to witness the peaceful, sleeping beauty of the Everest region. The chilling weather and the warm hospitality is all you get in this winter trek to Everest Base Camp.

This trek takes you to the lap of the highest peak in the world. And to reach there in February you walk past the iced glaciers, waterfalls and the rivulets. White everywhere, serene views, and the peaceful trail the trek will be beyond awesome. Isn’t it?

On walking, you get to spend time with the local Sherpa people and share your table of warm tea/coffee/soup. Such a blissful time you will have on this winter trek.

EBC trek in February offers those heavenly experiences that no other season offers. It offers the glistening valleys, crisp surrounding, and the perfect photographic views.

The Weather of Everest Base Camp Trek in February

The weather and temperature of the Everest Base Camp trek changes with the change in season. In this month of February, the temperature of Everest Base Camp will measure from 4 degrees C to 15 degrees C. But basically, temperature varies depending on the altitude. At night it drops down to minus degree.

The days are normally clear but in the late afternoon, few clouds can appear in the sky. During the clear days, the white snow-covered peaks shining under the clear blue skies make the perfect views. By the end of February, you will start noticing the traces of Spring’s arrival in the region.

You need to pack layers of warm clothing and sleeping bags too. Because sometimes weather can be opponents to your trip.

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek in February

Electrifying Lukla Flight

Lukla flight really makes you feel the adventure of the lifetime. Lukla is the most important part of your Everest Base Camp trek journey. Your trek starts from this point. And catching the snowy world from the Lukla flight is simply awesome and electrifying at the same time.

The gateway of Namche Bazaar

Namche Bazaar is the gateway of Mount Everest and the trekkers can take rest here at the altitude of 3,440 m from the sea level. You can see some qualities of this bazaar for a traditional trading hub of this Khumbu region. The dazzling lights of the town on the backdrop of the snowy surrounding is amazing to look at.

The Tranquility of Tengboche Monastery

It is a very important place to be there because this Tengboche Monastery situated at the 3,867 m from sea level. And this is one of the large Monasteries in Khumbu region. Trekkers can take bless from Rimpoche with the supernatural power. This place remains tranquil in February with fewer crowds. So you can stay as long as you want in the monastery.

The spectacular view from Kala Patthar

The Kala Patthar is very beautiful and the important place which situated at the foot of Mt. Pumori. This point is important from this way, which is a most accessible point to view Mt. Everest and you can able to see the spectacular view of Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam and Mt. Nuptse etc. And, in February the place is like a cherry on top to catch best views.

If you are planning to trek Everest Base Camp in February and need help, do not hesitate to contact us. We will help you to make your trip memorable.

Difficulty During the Everest Base Camp Trek in February

February is among the off-season for trekking in the Everest region. The snow and cold along with the high chances of snowstorms and blizzards in the high mountains stops many trekkers from opting this trek.

Also, the trails may remain slippery due to snow. The weather could change frequently during this time. And, the high humidity may affect the clear visibility.

Further, you may find difficulty in finding the best rooms for you since many tea houses may remain closed during the extreme weather. So, it is always a good idea to pre-book for the room and food. However, due to fewer trekkers in the region, you may get extra blankets during the night as well.

This high altitude trek is a bit challenging in winter but it is adventurous at the same time. You will recollect the lifetime memories with different experiences than trekking in other seasons.

And for this, you must be well prepared physically as well as mentally. You must be careful before packing for the trek. And you should have the strong patience to overcome any possible hindrances or difficulties that may come along.

With proper physical and mental training and appropriate packing, neither the cold nor the snow of the trail stop you from venturing into this amazing trip.

Are Permits Available for EBC Trek in February?

Despite the season of trekking, the permits to walk inside the Khumbu region is available all year round.

To trek to the Everest region you need two different types of permits. They are

Local Area Permit: USD 20 per person

Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit: USD 30 per person

You can get these permits either at Nepal Tourism Board, Kathmandu or at the trailhead at Monjo.

Why Everest Base Camp Trek in February?

Clear view

In February, the air is dry and all of the area's view will be clear and clean. With this advantage, you can see a beautiful view of Himalayas.

Least crowd on the trail

In this time you will encounter low numbers of crowd and visitors. As it is the time of winter many trekkers rather postpone this trek for other seasons fearing the cold.

Better rooms

In this time you can find a lot of better rooms. Plus, you do not have to compete for those rooms. The least number of people on the trail in this season means you will find ample services for food and accommodation there.

Off-season offers

In this time you can get a lot of discounts and off-season offers for the visitors. The teahouses and lodges usually have fixed price in a certain amount for specific period. But at this time they can provide several basic facilities and attractive offers too.

No bugs

One of the best aspect about trekking during this time that is you do not face any mosquito and any insect in that area. Nor you have any fear of leeches or earthworms. The trail is dry and free of such bugs and insects.

Bearable Temperature

In this time you do not feel the extreme cold like in January. Towards the end of February, the temperature starts increasing thus, warming the Everest region. Although it is the mountainous area so there is temperature will be definitely low. Yet, it will be bearable in comparison to other winter months.

If you are planning to trek Everest Base Camp in February and need help, do not hesitate to contact us. We will help you to make your trip memorable.

Some Tips for Everest Base Camp Trek in February

Do research and prepare well

With your better research, you can make a good plan and make good preparation for your trip. The severe storms, rainfall, and other weather changes can make changes to your perfect trip. So, you have to make a good plan, which should be applicable and suitable for the upcoming condition. You will be spending your time in the snow and in cold for more than two weeks. So, you must pack the necessary winter gears to fight back the hostility of mountains.

Be careful about protection

You have to be careful about protection from sun and snow. Also, during cold your major concern should be to protect yourself from frostbites. So, you must pack warm layers of gloves, wet wipes, and a high SPF sunscreen. Plus, you may forget to drink water because of the cold. But remember it is a key to protect altitude-related sickness. So, you must maintain hydration.

Go with Guide

If you have a guide and porter for EBC trek they will be a real help in many ways. They can assist and communicate with the local people for the different proposes of your trek. They ensure your safety and give support during the trek. On the way, they will navigate the path. They can manage some needy materials and room too. Plus, since there will less traffic in the trails in this month skipping guides/porters is not a good option. There are many chances that you may lose the trails.

Proper medicine

If you carry a certain pack of medicine when you are going to trek, you won't feel sick. You may get tonsils due to cold, in that case, if you have the medicine packed with you, you can help yourself. Plus, carry along the water purification tablets to make sure you drink healthy water during the trek.

Soft wear

You can choose soft wear which can be easy to wear and easy to pack in any condition. Instead of packing the bulky gears you can opt for the soft, comfortable winter gears. As you will dress in layers you do not have to pack all the thick woolen clothes. Just pack those clothing that keeps you warm.

Packing Lists for Everest Trek In February

Everest Base Camp trek in February takes you to the wonderlands of the snow-covered Everest region. You will have the most adventurous trekking but challenges as well during the trek. So, it is very important to know what to pack for EBC trek in February.

Here's a general list of February packing for EBC, but you can add/remove gears as per your preference. But remember, whatever you pack, pack wisely, pack lightly.

  • Sleeping bag
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof trekking boots
  • Down jackets
  • Windcheater
  • Breathable underwears
  • Layer of Thermals
  • Waterproof trekking trousers
  • Trekking T-shirt
  • Woolen cap or beanie
  • Water purifying tablets
  • Thermos
  • Hand washing liquid
  • Camera
  • Power bank
  • Mobile
  • Notebook and pen
  • Sun hat

Final Say,

Everest Base Camp Trek in February is suitable and interesting time to explore the snowy beauty of the Himalayas. Reaching to base camp is the best moment to capture and the happiest moment to achieve with the satisfaction. This trek will add some adventure with the thrill of snowfall and mystery of nature.

To make your trip best, you can do research with your own idea and make judgments about trekking and make a reasonable trek. For more help on this trek, contact us.

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