When to Go Trekking to Everest Base Camp

  • Updated on Feb 23, 2020
  • Ram Khadka
Everest Base Camp Trek Best Time of Year

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Are you wondering when to visit Nepal? Have you ever dreamt of seeing heaven on the earth? If yes, have no worries because Nepal is a stupendous country with the abundance of prodigious creations of nature. Situated in South Asia, Nepal experiences three climatic zones throughout the year. Flatland is moderately hot, hilly is moderate chill and Himalayan is moderate cold. In between these climatic zones, three different forest environments can be observed. Sub-tropical, temperate and alpine forests belts are common in Nepal. The garden of more than 19000 lofty mountain peaks and a plethora of green lush vegetations Nepal has been the fairyland for nature lovers. There are numerous places where one can observe the magical phenomena of nature rejoicing up in the Himalayas, hills, and flatlands of Nepal. Among these wonderful holiday destinations, Everest Base Camp Trek stands at the top in terms of history, landmarks, adventure, and legends.

Behold the colorful creations of almighty and relish the swashbuckling Himalayan beauty during the spring season in Nepal. Though throughout the year Nepal can host the trekking or touring activities the major trekking season is deemed to between March-May and September-November. In between these trekking seasons, spring is considered as the most suitable and best time for Everest Base Camp Trek. During this time of the year blooming rhododendron forests, green lush forest belts and soothing chill mountain breeze make environment vivacious. No fear of rain, snow, and wind prevails during this season apart from occasional differences in climate.

Why is spring season considered as Everest Base Camp Trek Best Time of Year?

1. Blooming colorful forests

During the spring season, the trail is full of colorful flowers blooming alongside the trail. From rhododendron to typical flowers available in the Khumbu region of Nepal bloom magnificently. The trees get reinvigorated green lush leaves. As you land in Lukla the temperate forests will welcome you while upon ascendancy the varieties of colorful rhododendron forests greet you. The dull color of trees got wet by snow gets the new phase of vibrancy. If you love vegetations and flowers then you will find more than 100 varieties of flowers during this period of the year.

2. Less Climatic Variations

During spring season there are more chances of having morning flights of Lukla. The world’s most extreme airport is the gateway towards Everest Base Camp. However, during other times of the year because of excessive fog, the air route might be unpredictable. During the spring season, the flights are operated comparatively comfortably than during winter or monsoon season. The temperature on the trekking spots is also not inexplicably high.

3. Clear View of Mountains and surrounding

Though high altitude trekking can’t be as predicted due to changing weather conditions, during spring season there is a high chance of seeing the clear sky which paves way for the better view of mountains. If you are a photographer or want to capture the amazing scenery then this is probably the best time of the year to visit Everest Base Camp.

4. Dumji Festival of Sherpa people

During the spring season, the natives of the Khumbu region of Nepal Sherpa people celebrate this iconic festival. Together with the Himalayan wilderness walking holiday, witness the culture of Sherpa people as well. Intrepid mountaineering expert Sherpa people endow the unique traditions of their lives. Observe closely about their celebrations and traditional values. At the end of the spring season every year you can observe this major festival of Sherpa people.

Whenever your visit is Nepal never fails to raise the spirit of adventure and holidaying inside your soul. However, for the creation of momentous holiday moments choose Spring Season or autumn season as well for quintessential adventurous Everest Base Camp Trekking.

Ram Khadka

Ram Khadka

Hi there! I'm Ram Khadka, Founder of Sublime Trails Ltd. My main focus is to help travelers 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 travelers 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!