Everest Base Camp Trek Weather

  • Dec 19, 2019
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Everest Base Camp is among the most sorted trekking destinations in Nepal. To trek in this high altitude mountainous region, you need to be clear about the Everest Base Camp weather.

The Everest Base Camp is situated at an altitude of 5364 m from the sea level. Thousands of trekkers from around the world come here to witness Mt. Everest, the highest peak in the world.
While trekking to the Everest Base Camp, it is really important to get basic information about weather in the area. This way, you will have ideas on how to prepare for the trek. If you have proper information on the weather of the trek, you will have easy time packing for the Everest Base Camp Trek.

Since this is a high altitude trek, the weather normally remains unpredictable. The weather forecast may not work at times. So, if you are planning for this trek, you must prepare yourself physically as well as mentally for the unpredictables that may happen while on the trek route.

Everest Base Camp Trek Weather in Different Seasons

Weather at the Everest Base Camp is usually unpredictable. This is because of the high altitudes and closeness to the mountains. A sunny day at EBC is sometimes followed by snowfall or blizzards. The weather change is drastic.
Everest region is a dry region. Temperatures at the higher altitudeds are never above freezing. The Everest Base Camp is never so hot, not even in summer.

There are five seasons in the Everest Base Camp. Each season is unique. In every season, you will witness differences in precipitation, humidity, and wind. Also, there is a great difference in the daytime and nighttime temperature at the Everest Base Camp.

The weather challenges vary according to the seasons. Thus, for your EBC trek in different seasons, you must have proper preparation with suitable gears. So, before you start packing for this trek, you must collect the detailed information on Everest Base Camp Trek weather.

Summer (Monsoon) at Everest Base Camp

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June, July, and August are the summer months in the Everest Base Camp. Summer notifies hot temperature and sweaty walks.

Monsoon and the summer coincide in the region. Everest Base Camp is a dry high altitude region. It receives only about 18 inches rainfall in the higher altitudes during the rainy season.

Although there is rain, the monsoon is still warmer. The sun shines brightly at times when the sky is clear.  Sometimes, you will encounter the sun shining and the rain pouring down at the same time.

June
The temperature at the Everest Base Camp remains about 17 degrees maximum and 5 degrees minimum in June. This is the hottest temperature at the base camp. While the temperature during nights can drop up to -1 degree in June.

June is a rainy time. The region is humid. After a rainfall, the temperature drops down. The views may not always be clear. The clouds and moist air decreases visibility.
You must bring rain gears and some thick clothes for Everest Base Camp trek in June.

July
The maximum temperature is 16 degree. Whereas, the minimum average temperature in the Everest region marks 8 degrees.

Everest Base Camp sees frequent downpours during July. The night temperatures can decrease up to 2 degrees. The weather conditions are similar to that in June.
Bring rain gears and warm clothes for EBC trek in July.

August
During August, the maximum and minimum temperatures experienced at the base camp are 16 and 6 degrees respectively.
Due to the monsoon, the trails are slippery and tough in the lower altitudes. You may face difficult time while trekking due to the unstable weather conditions.

Trekking in August means a high possibility of downpours and dark clouds. The temperatures at nights averages to 4 degrees. You must bring warm clothes, a sleeping bag, and a rain jacket. Wear trekking boots having sturdy soles for easier walks.

Autumn at Everest Base Camp

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Autumn is the most popular season to trek to the Everest Base Camp. The most stable and clear weather during autumn gives you a great view of the Himalayan landscapes.

The time is not the warmest or the coldest. Autumn is a comfortable time for the trek. You will see quite a lot of waterfalls in the lower regions on the trail.

September

The daytime temperature at the Everest Base camp averages around 7 degrees in September. However, the nights are colder with a temperature average of 2 degrees.

There is a possibility that you may see a few spots of rain in early September. The weather is clear and stable. You will see more serene and tranquil views.

Temperature is not as hot as in summer. So, for Everest Base Camp trek in September, bring warm gears.
You should bring more clothes than in summer. Bring gloves, sleeping bags, fleece jackets, and warm pants.

October

This is the peak season to visit the Everest Base Camp. The weather and temperatures are perfect for a trek. You will see the most static weather and perfect panoramas.

You will experience warm sunlight of around 12 degrees during the daytime. However, the temperature at night drops sharply to around - 5 degrees. Nights are cold than days. So, you must wear thick clothes for nights.
You must bring warm gloves, sleeping bags, snow jackets, and snow pants.

This is the month with the least precipitation and harsh winds. So, you will enjoy the warm and pleasant weather and temperatures on your trek.

November

November is the last month of autumn. Cold starts to set as November traverse towards its end. However, you will still get the most beautiful mountain vistas.

The average maximum temperature (daytime temperature) at November is around 7 degrees. However, the campsite gets so cold during nights.

In early November, the night temperature will be around -7 degrees. This decreases to around -12 degrees towards the end of the month.

Nights are freezing! Wear thick clothing, especially during nights. Gloves, sleeping bags, snow jackets, and snow pants are the must carry items.

This is a dry month with the least chances of rainfall and dense snow. So, you will have easy time trekking on the trails to the Everest Base Camp.

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.

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Winter at Everest Base Camp

It is freezing cold at the Everest Base Camp in winter. Days are shorter and the nights are a lot colder. The weather is dry.  Mornings are usually not so clear.  You will see morning mists and snow falls as well.
There are chances of big winter snowstorms sometimes. The storms often bring piles of snow, over a meter.  However, on a clear day, you can get a spectacular view of the mountains.

December
The daytime temperature at the Everest Base Camp is nearly 4 degrees. The nights are terribly freezing. The temperatures at night is around -15 degrees.
Get a warm sleeping bag and thick clothes to cover yourself at night. Daytime is also cold. So, wear the winter clothing and carry the winter gears for the trek.
You will see beautiful snow-covered Himalayas and surrounding landscapes. The weather is typically dry. You may encounter rainfalls with snow as well.

Winter trek is really hard and demanding. You must carry proper winter gear, else it will be very hard for you to stand the cold nights. Also, the weather changes frequently. So, you must come prepared for that too.

January
January is the mid-winter time at the Everest Base Camp. The camp experiences the coldest weather. During daytime, the sunrays are mild. It is not as intense as in other seasons. The daytime temperature remains around 4 degrees generally.

However, nights are chilling. The temperature drops to nearly -17 degrees at night. If you aren’t carrying suitable winter gears, it will be so hard to adjust at the base camp in January.
In case of clear weather, you will see beautiful vistas around. Be ready to encounter drastic weather variations. The weather is more likely to fluctuate. It can even get worse.
 

February
The daytime temperature in February is again circling around 4 degrees. However, the nights are again extreme. You will experience temperatures around -15 degrees at nights.

We cannot assume the weather conditions to be stable. You must prepare for any conditions that you might face. Weathers can even get worse.

Sometimes in winter, there are chances when the passes or trails can be blocked by piles of snow. Winter in the Everest region adds a quite difficult for the Everest Base Camp Trek.

Spring at Everest Base Camp

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Everest Base Camp is glorious in Spring. The weather and temperature are excellent for a comfortable trek. The sky is clear with the best visibility. Spring is the best time to trek in the most bearable temperatures with the stable weather conditions.
Spring is the season of blossoms. You can rejoice the colors of different flowers in the lower altitudes. It is pleasing to see how gorgeously Rhododendron blooms.
 

March
March is when the winter just ends. Nature shines with the sunrays after the chilling winter during the Everest Base Camp Trek in March.

The region tends to get warmer with sharp sunrays. The daytime temperature averages around 7 degrees. However, nights are still colder. The night temperatures can drop to -12 degrees.

The sky is bright and clear. The distant sceneries are clearly visible. Weather tends to be more stable than in winter and monsoon. Bring necessary clothes with you. You might need to wear a lot sometimes.

April
April is the time when the flower buds become young and attractive. You will see the hills in the lower altitudes covered in colorful flowers during the April trek to Everest Base Camp.

Sometimes,the days get very windy but warmer at the same time. Maximum daytime temperature during April is 10 degrees. Nights are colder. The temperature can hit the least of -5 degrees at nights.

The weather is so lovely. And nature is alluring! Bring windproof trekking gears to stand out in the wind chills.

May
It is time that the forests are dipped in magical aromas of wildflowers. The weather is stable and dry. Sometimes, it turns out to be windy. However, May is a beautiful time to visit.
The Everest Base camp gets hotter and hotter day to day. Days are quite warm. The temperature at daytime reaches up to 15 degrees. However, the night temperature fluctuates somewhere in between 0 to -5 degrees.
But, towards the end of May you may notice the arrival of monsoon rain while on the trekking trails to the Everest Base Camp.

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.

Conclusion

Everest is a peak that is always covered in ice. The repetitive cycles of the season, and the movement of ice and snow results in changes in the Everest Base Camp Trek weather conditions.
Spring and Autumn have the most stable and pleasing weather. Winter and Monsoon offer difficulties and challenges to the trekkers.

With perfect planning, no weather can pull you back from visiting the Everest Base Camp.
Everest welcomes you, and so do we!

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