Mount Everest Base Camp Weather

  • May 06, 2019
  • Ram Khadka
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Everest Base Camp 5,380m is one of the famous trekking trails in the world. Travelers and trek enthusiast from all around the world to quench their thirst from the adventure on the EBC trek. You will witness the glory and magnificence of the world’s tallest mountain on your trek expedition to the Everest Base Camp. However, the weather and climate condition of the Everest region will play a huge role in your experience of the trek.

The weather pattern on the Everest Base Camp trek in unpredictable and can change radically in higher altitude regions. The temperature will gradually change as you gain altitude and elevate throughout the Everest Base Camp trek. However, you will experience sunny days with slight snowfall and blizzard in the trek.

You need to be aware of the fact that the weather conditions vary according to every season on the Everest Base Camp trek. Normally, the temperature ranges up to 25 d°C at day and  -10 °C at night on the Everest Base Camp. On the other hand, you will experience minimum rainfall of 18 inches during your trek in the rainy season.

Nonetheless, you can prepare yourself for the unpredictable weather conditions and enjoy the best part of the trek in any type of situation. You will need to arrange and plan your packing list for the Everest Base Camp trek according to the weather condition. In addition, you will need need to stay up to date with the weather updates through various sources

Furthermore, we have broken down the temperatures and the weather conditions of our seasons of spring, summer, autumn, and winter. The detail information will help you get a practical insight into the temperature and weather of every season and every month of the year.

 

Everest Base Camp Weather (Season)

Everest Base Camp Weather in Spring:

The months of March, April, and May fall under the season of Spring in Nepal, therefore, it slowly starts to get hotter in the Everest region. The days are warm and clear with little clouds in the sky and the temperature is perfect for a splendid trek. Furthermore, you will enjoy the daily sunlight for 7 hours during the months of the spring season.

Usually, the temperature ranges about 15°C during the day and a minimum of -14°Cat night. In addition, the season of Spring is the windiest time among the 4 seasons. Therefore, you will experience the strong wind as it reaches up to 38 km/h during the season of Spring.

 

Everest Base Camp Weather in March:

 

The weather conditions start to get warmer during Early march as the average temperature ranges 7°C  and drops to -12°C at night. Nevertheless, the temperature is perfect for a moderate trek to the Everest Base Camp.

You will experience the warm sunshine throughout the day as enjoy the soothing, pleasant hike during the months of March. We highly recommend you to plan your trek to the Everest Base Camp trek in the months of March.

 

Everest Base Camp Weather in April:

April is one of the best months to travel to the Everest Base camp as it offers the perfect weather conditions for an amazing trek experience. You will come across many trekkers and climbers on the trail and tea houses during the month of April.

The temperature during April is neither hot or nor too cold during the trek expedition. The temperature in day time rises up to 10°C  and falls to a minimum of 5°C at night. In addition, the chances of a sudden downpour of rain are to a minimum during your Everest Base Camp Trek in April.

 

Everest Base Camp weather in May:

The temperature during the month of may ranges from around 15 °C  at the day to 0 °C at night. However, the weather condition is still ideal for a decent trek to the Everest Base Camp. For those who do not prefer the extremely cold temperature, this is a perfect time to plan your Everest Base Camp trek.

Moreover, the month of may indicates the end of Spring season in Nepal. Therefore, you will experience slight rainfall on your trek as the summer season brings in the monsoon rain after the end of Spring Season.


 

Everest Base Camp Weather Conditions in Summer

The month of June to August falls under the season of Summer/Monsoon in Nepal. Trekkers do not prefer this season of the possibility of frequent rainfall and cloudy weather condition.

However, you will enjoy the trek if you are an aspiring botanist or you enjoy the lush vegetation and surrounding nature of the Everest region.

In addition, due to the rainfall dark clouds and fog cover the high mountains. Normally, the temperature ranges from 18°C  during the day and 5°C Celsius at night. You will enjoy pleasant sunshine for about 6 hours a day during the summer season. However, you will still feel the chill of the freezing wind as it speeds increase up to 16 km/hr.

 

Everest Base Camp Weather in June:

The month of June embarks the start of the Summer season as the temperature increases radially downpour of rain is felt throughout the Everest region. Temperature ranges from 18°C at day and 0°C  at night. So, you won’t have to deal with the freezing temperature on your trek.

However, the trail gets slippery and difficult as the rainfall is frequent during the second week of the month of June. Therefore, a lot of travelers do not plan Everest Camp Trek in June but with proper equipment and clothing trekking is possible.

 

Everest Base camp weather in July:

You will experience frequent rainfall on the trail during the month of July on your Everest Base Camp trek. The weather conditions start to get hotter and humid as the temperature ranges from around 18°C to a minimum of 5°C.

In addition, you might have to deal with flight delay and cancellation during the month of July. The trek to the Everest Base Camp during July is slightly uncomfortable but impossible. However, you can complete the trek with convenience by the help of expert guides and right trekking gears.


 

Everest Base Camp weather in August:

The month of August marks the end of the Summer season on Nepal. The possibility of frequent rainfalls down to a minimum at the end of August. Therefore, you will enjoy a trek with no threat of sudden rainfall during a mid-hike to the Everest Base Camp. Moreover, the average temperature ranges about 18°C  to 7°C s at night.

The early monsoon rain would have washed all the pollution and dirt from the surrounding atmosphere of the Everest region. Therefore, you will enjoy clear mountain views with no signs of fog, mist and dark clouds. You can also plan your trek at the end of August to enjoy the early phase of the Autumn season.



Everest Base Camp weather in autumn season:

The beautiful season of Autumn starts right off the bat after the farewell of the summer season. The Season of Autumn embraces its splendid beauty on the months of September, October and November in Nepal.  

The downpour of rain slowly stops at the start of the Autumn season offering crystal clear view of the distant Himalayas. Autumn season has the best weather condition for a magnificent trekking experience to the Everest Base Camp. You will enjoy war daylight for 7 hours each day on your trek expedition.

The month of Autumn season is dry and the temperature is neither too cold or hot at the Everest region. The temperature reaches a maximum of 20°C at day time and falls to a minimum of -10°C at night.

 

Everest Base Camp in September

The month of September indicates the end of the monsoon season as the temperature starts to decrease in the Everest Base Camp area. Furthermore, you will experience no heavy rainfall during your trek and chances of the slippery trail is at a minimum.

You will enjoy a warm trek during the day time as the temperature is at a max of 15°C on the Everest region. Whereas, it is cold during the early morning and night time because the temperature falls down to 2°C. Furthermore, you will enjoy splendid views of the mountains on your trek on the months of September.

 

Everest Base Camp in October

October is one of the three months which falls under the Autumn season. It is one of the best seasons for trekking as the weather condition offers low chances of rain and snowfall.  Therefore, you will overlook beautiful views of the mountains without any hovering fogs and clouds over them. Trekkers prefer the season of Autumn because it has the most stable weather conditions among all the seasons.

Moreover, the temperature is neither too nor too cold during the trek as it ranges Temperature from 12°C  in the daytime. However, you will need warm sleeping bags for the night as the temperature falls down to -6°C. On the other hand, you must be aware of the busy trails and long queue at the tea houses.

 

Everest Base Camp in November

The month of November offers sunny and bright days with scenic mountain views to all the travelers on their Everest Base Camp trek. It is the last month of Autumn and also it indicates the start of the Winter season in Nepa. Therefore, you will experience temperature rising to 6°C  in the daytime and -12°C in the night.

The temperature tends to keep decreasing from the start of November. So, you will need to prepare yourself with proper trekking gear and warm clothing during this month of the year.

 

Everest Base Camp Weather Conditions in Winter

The Winter season in the Everest region is usually dry with temperature ranging between 10°C in the day to -15°C  at night. The temperature gradually decreases at a higher elevation and the chances of snowfall are comparatively high.

However, you can still enjoy the serene mountain views of the snow peak during the Winter season. The wind speed increases at a higher elevation to 40 km/hr speed. So, you will need the right trekking gears and packing to cope with the freezing temperature and wind.

Despite the cold weather condition, you will enjoy a 7-hour long sunny trek during the Winter season in the Everest Base Camp trek. In addition, you will have plenty of option for accommodation along the trek. It is a quiet trek along the winter wonderland overlooking majestic view of the snow-capped mountains.

 

Everest Base Camp in January

 

The cold weather conditions are the most active during the months of January. However, on a sunny day, you can spectate a clear blue sky and breathtaking mountains and landscape. The temperature usually reaches 4°C during the day and to a minimum of  -20°C at night.

Therefore, January is the coldest month of the year. Hence, you will experience a lot of snowfall on the trail to the Everest Base Camp. You will need a reliable sleeping bag to keep yourself warm during the freezing temperature at night.  

 

Everest Base Camp in February

 

The month of February marks the end of  Winter season in Nepal. During the months of February, the temperature is slightly warmer than January.  The temperature around the Everest Base Camp ranges from max 4°C in the daytime too -15°C at night.

Moreover, you will experience mild and more humid weather condition at a lower elevation on the trek. Therefore, you can enjoy a comfortable hike with a moderate temperature at the beginning of the Everest Base Camp trek. In addition, the days are brighter with clear sky perfect for visibility of jaw-dropping snow-peak mountains

 

Some Extra Tips to trek Everest Base Camp

 

We recommend you to travel on the months from February to May and September to October for your Everest Base Camp Trek. The weather conditions in these months are stable and pleasant than other months of the year.  

It is is not impossible to trek on a month like June to August. Despite the wet and muddy trails, you can complete the trek comfortably with proper rain gears. Therefore trekking in summer can be a pretty fun experience to the Everest Base Camp.

If you prefer a quiet trail, winter season is the best option for you because a lot of travelers plan their trek on this season. Therefore, you can enjoy and relish the winter aesthetic avoiding all the crowd along the trail. However, you need to prepare yourself some proper cold-weather gadgets for your trek in the winter.

Despite your choice for the trekking season, you must maintain your physical fitness and health. In addition, you need to watch out for your body for an energetic trek in the high altitude sickness region. Furthermore, a stable hike and hydrating yourself on the trek can avoid the risk of altitude sickness.

You must include snacks like protein bars, nuts, cheese and dark chocolates on your packing list. The extra snack like these will recharge the calories burn throughout the day.

 

Final Thoughts

The weather patterns in the high Mountain is notoriously unpredictable. However, the changing climate and weather condition add the charms to the Everest Base Camp trek. The equipment and clothing will depend on the season you’re trekking.

Nevertheless, the Everest Base Camp Trek is doable throughout the Year with proper preparation and training. Therefore, you can enjoy the unique feature of climate and weather conditions of each season on your trek to the Everest Base Camp.

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Ram Khadka

Ram Khadka

Hi There ! I'm Ram Khadka Founder of Sublime Trails Ltd.  One of the Nepal's top featuring travel tips and blog, Featuring travel inspiration, Travel guides and itineraries.  I want to deliver best suggestion for Nepal tour planning on weather, best times, best places, best itineraries and best companion. 

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