June, July, and August lie on the wettest season in Nepal. These months are known as also summer seasons. During this season, monsoon blows from south-east direction and bring 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 down due to frequent rainfall. But the humidity increases and making the heat muggy.
Are you planning 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 the lower regions of Nepal.
Although rains usually occur during the evening and night, so you can expect anything
Normally, during these months, the weather across Everest Base Camp moderate. During this time of the year, at the high altitude areas above 4,000 m remain dry i.e rainfall is very rare.
While in the low altitude 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’ll get encountered with leeches and bugs.
Thus, these are the main reason why the popular trekking route such as Everest Base Camp Trek, 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 are hot in the daytime and mild at night. If you're trekking at high altitudes, while 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 -15 °C area above 4000 meters.
The advantage of trekking during monsoon season is that you have the trails to yourself. This means you'll get the full attention of the local tea houses and you'll get a very close insight of local culture too.
The Everest Base Camp trek leads to the most beautiful place in the world, Kala Patthar. From this best viewpoint, you get the close view of the tallest mountain in the world.
Beside this wonderful EBC trek, 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 so you don’t have to worry about the rains at all.
June is the beginning of the monsoon seasons and also the weather starts to get hot.
During June, temperatures start to increase, but there is still a chance of a little cold in the High Himalayas during the night time.
Throughout the June daytime temperatures will generally reach highs of around 16°C. At night the average minimum temperatures drop down to around -1°C.
For June expect the sun to shine for an average of 11 hours per day. This represents the average numbers of hours in the daytime that the sun is visible and not obscured by cloud.
The average daily wind speed in June has been around 16 km/h.
July is another monsoon month in Nepal. During this month, the weather starts to turn hot more than June and the weather is still hot and humid.
As the weather condition during this time is not too cold. Thus, in terms of temperature, it is considered as the best time for Everest Base Camp trekking. That’s why nowadays lots of travelers visit Nepal during monsoon season to enjoy the solitude with little compromising on a wet trail.
Throughout the July daytime temperatures will generally reach highs of around 15°C. At night the average minimum temperatures drop down to around 2°C.
For July expect the sun to shine for an average of 6 to 7 hours per day. This represents the average numbers of hours in the daytime that the sun is visible and not obscured by cloud.
The average daily wind speed in July has been around 16 km/h.
In Nepal, August is the end of monsoon seasons just before the autumn arrived. In August, you can expect bright sunshine or warm sunny weather across most of Everest Base Camp.
Throughout the August daytime temperatures will generally reach highs of around 16°C. At night the average minimum temperatures drop down to around 2°C.
For August expect the sun to shine for an average of 6 to 7 hours per day. This represents the average numbers of hours in the daytime that the sun is visible and not obscured by cloud.
The average daily wind speed in August has been around 16 km/h.
Note: All these available data are an only estimate data based on our past forecast data.
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