Everest Base Camp Weather March, April, May

  • February 28, 2018
  • Ram Khadka
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March, April, and May fall during Nepal’s spring season, also known as the ‘dry season.’ 

This pre-monsoon time is widely considered the best time to travel to Nepal. At the same time, it is one of the busiest times to travel. One highlight, though, of trekking during these months is that you’ll see rhododendrons blooming everywhere, filling the mountain trails with different colors.

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During this time of the year, you’ll have more variable weather with clear mornings and partly cloudy afternoons. Due to its geography and topography, the climate on and around Everest Base Camp varies widely.

Normally, during these months, the climate around Everest Base Camp is fantastic with the clear blue sky.   Of course, this is the one 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 the go-to spots.

It's base camp, at 5380 meters of elevation, shows very low temperatures. So, If you're trekking at high altitudes, you'll need more layers of clothes.  Whereas the lower areas, averaging around 2000 meters above sea level, have a milder climate.  Generally, Everest Base Camp weather during March, April and May is mild i.e, hot in the daytime and cool at night.

Nepal's spring weather can range from cold and frosty to warm and hot. The average temperature during these months is 17 °C.  The sunny days can bring temperatures reaching about 25 °C whereas the cold morning and night have -15 °C in areas above 4000 meters.

Everest Base Camp Weather in March

March marks the beginning of the Spring season when the weather starts to warm up.  Generally, all plants, animals, and birds dormant throughout the winter back to life feeding and breeding in the warming temperatures.  During March, temperatures start to increase, but there is still a chance of cold in the High Himalayas.

Temperature

Throughout March, daytime temperatures will generally reach highs of around 7 °C. At night, the average minimum temperatures drop down to around -12 °C.  You might feel warm during the day while ascending up the mountain, but you’ll want to bring some extra layers for the chilly nights.

Estimated Hours of Sunshine per Day

During March, expect the sun to shine for an average of 7 hours per day. This represents the average number of hours in the daytime that the sun is visible and not obscured by cloud cover.

Wind

The average daily wind speed in March is around 15 km/h (roughly 9 mph).

Everest Base Camp Weather in April

April is another outstanding time to embark on the Everest Base Camp trek. In fact, it is considered the best month to trek during the spring season.  During this month, the weather starts to become even warmer than March and it is still in the dry season.  The climate during this time is neither too cold nor too hot. It's a perfect scenario for mountain trekking in Nepal, particularly in the Everest (Khumbu) region.

Temperature

Throughout April, daytime temperatures will generally reach highs of around 10°C. At night, the average minimum temperature drops down to around -5°C.

Estimated Hours of Sunshine per Day

For April 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 that the sun is visible and not obscured by the cloud.

Wind

The average daily wind speed in April has been around 15 km/h (roughly 9mph).

Everest Base Camp Weather in May

In Nepal, May is the end of the spring season, just before the monsoon arrives. In May, you can expect bright sunshine or warm sunny weather across most of Everest Base Camp. Everest summits occur during this month, so you know the weather must be ideal.  Thus, you'll likely come across with many climbers, summiteers, and their crew members.

Temperature

Throughout May, daytime temperatures will generally reach highs of around 15 °C. At night the average minimum temperatures drop down to around 0 °C.

Estimated Hours of Sunshine per Day

During May expect the sun to shine for an average of 8 to 9 hours per day. Of the three months of spring, May provides the most sunshine.

Wind

The average daily wind speed in March is around 15 km/h (roughly 9 mph).

Note: All these available data are only estimated data based on our past forecast data.

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Ram Khadka

Ram Khadka

Hi There! I'm Ram Khadka, Founder of Sublime Trails Ltd. My main focus is to help travellers plan a perfect holiday in Nepal through trekking in sacred regions of Himalayas and tours in radiant cities with various historical and cultural sites. Besides, I am passionate about helping solo and guided travellers in Nepal find out about the best time, weather conditions and many more. Blogs I write are mainly about tips, facts and suggestions about trekking in the Himalayas to help you make your trip a perfect one!

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