June, July, and August lie in the rainy season in Nepal. These months are also known as also summer season months. During this season, the monsoon blows from the southeast direction and brings rain to the country. Also, the regional distribution of rainfall varies from one to the other area. During this time of the year, the temperature slightly drops due to frequent rainfall. But the humidity increases and makes the heat muggy.
Are you planning the Everest Base Camp trek in a monsoon? If yes, then you don’t have to worry!
Since most of the mountains of Nepal are situated on the southern side, the temperature is relatively mild even at high altitudes. Also, at high altitudes, you'll see far less precipitation than in the lower regions of Nepal.
Although rainfall usually occurs during the evening and nighttime, it is unpredictable in the Everest region. The rainfall might occur anytime during the day.
Normally, during these months, the weather across Everest Base Camp is moderate. The precipitation in the regions with an altitude of more than 4000 m is very low even in the monsoons.
While in low altitudes, rainfall occurs frequently. Even though it’s a good thing as after the rain the weather is clear and you’ll get a breathtaking view of the mountain.
You need to keep in mind that in monsoon the trail is muddy and slippery. You might encounter bugs and leeches along the trail so, you need to be extra careful while trekking.
These are the main reasons why popular trekking routes such as Everest Base Camp Trek, Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Trek, Gokyo Valley Trekking, and Everest Panorama Trekking become less crowded.
Generally, Everest Base Camp weather during June, July, and August is hot in the daytime and mild at night. If you're trekking at high altitudes, dressing layering is recommended.
The average temperature during these months is 18 °C. The sunny days can bring temperatures reaching about 25 °C whereas the cold morning and night have a -15 °C area above 4000 meters. So the weather will be nice and pleasant and nice except during rainfall.
The advantage of trekking during monsoon season is that you have the trails to yourself. The tea houses will not be crowded so you can get any rooms you desire according to your preferences. During the trek, you will get the chance to get a closer insight into the culture and lifestyle of the local people.
The Everest Base Camp trek leads to the most beautiful place in the world, Kala Patthar. Kala Patthar is one of the best viewpoints of the Everest region. You will get the closest-ever look of Mt. Everest and its adjacent mountains such as Nuptse, Lhotse, etc. The landscapes and the transformation of the clouds are fascinating to observe during the monsoon season.
Besides this wonderful EBC trek, the Annapurna Circuit Trek, Upper Mustang Trek, and Manaslu Circuit Trek are also doable during these months. Since all these trekking regions lie in the rain-shadow areas in Nepal you don’t have to worry about the rains at all.
Everest Base Camp Weather in June
June indicates the beginning of the monsoon season as the temperature starts to increase and the weather gets hotter. However, there is a chance of a little cold in the high-altitude region during the nighttime. During the first half of July, there is little to no rainfall and in the second half the frequency of the rainfall starts to increase but it will not downpour. So June is considered an appropriate time to trek to the Everest region.
Temperature: Throughout June daytime temperatures will generally reach highs of around 16°C. At night the average minimum temperatures drop down to around -1°C. However, the temperature may change drastically during rainfall if there happens to be rainfall. So, you are recommended to wear a layered and waterproof outer layer which will help you stay warm and dry during rainfall.
Estimated Hours of Sunshine per Day: For June expect the sun to shine for an average of 11 hours per day. This represents the average number of hours in the daytime when the sun is visible and not obscured by the clouds. This month has longer daytime and shorter nighttime as compared to other seasons.
Wind: The average daily wind speed in June has been around 16 km/h. The morning and evening times are usually chilly in the higher regions.
Everest Base Camp Weather in July
July is another monsoon month in Nepal. During this month, the weather starts to turn hotter than in June and is still hot and humid. As this is the major monsoon month amounts of rainfall are generally high. However, there will still be a low amount of rainfall in the higher-altitude regions. The weather becomes inconsistent due to rainfall. You are recommended to wear clothes in layers and the outer layer of your clothes should be waterproof.
Temperature: Throughout July daytime temperatures will generally reach highs of around 15°C. At night the average minimum temperatures drop down to around 2°C.
Estimated Hours of Sunshine per Day: For July expect the sun to shine for an average of 6 to 7 hours per day. This represents the average number of hours in the daytime when the sun is visible and not obscured by the clouds.
Wind: The average daily wind speed in July has been around 16 km/h.
Everest Base Camp Weather in August
In Nepal, August is the end of the monsoon season just before autumn arrives. In August, you can expect bright sunshine and r nice weather across most of Everest Base Camp. The days get warmer as the number of rainfall decreases. As there will still be a few rainfalls, you should prepare yourself accordingly.
Temperature: Throughout August daytime temperatures will generally reach highs of around 16°C. At night the average minimum temperatures drop down to around 2°C. Hence the weather is usually nice and warm. However, there are still some chances of rainfall so, you need to prepare yourself for such conditions.
Estimated Hours of Sunshine per Day: For August expect the sun to shine for an average of 6 to 7 hours per day. This represents the average number of hours in the daytime when the sun is visible and not obscured by the clouds.
Wind: The average daily wind speed in August has been around 16 km/h.
Note: All these available data are only estimated data based on our past forecast data.
Tips for trekking in June, July, August
- As these are monsoon months, there will be frequent rainfalls so, pack warm clothes with waterproof outer layers.
- You might encounter bugs and mosquitos in lower regions so, carry mosquito/bug repellant with you.
- Be extra careful while walking as the trail might be slippery due to rainfall. It is better to trek in a group or with a guide for your own safety.
- Wear shoes with good grips as that will help you walk on slippery trails.