What is the best time of the year to trek Everest Base Camp?
What is the best time of year to trek Everest Base Camp? This depends on the experience you are looking to have. Everest base camp trek is one of the most popular trek route in Nepal Himalayas. It is an easy and shorter trek than other high altitude treks in Nepal Himalayas.
This trek incorporates diverse terrain, tradition, and wildlife. Along with the most spectacular and close up view of Everest mountain range, Amadablam, Lhotse and Cho Oyu.
Trekking to Everest Base Camp and hike to Kala Patthar viewpoint is one of most favorite things to do. I have climbed Kala Patthar and trekked to Everest base camp over 30 times taking group. I always prefer when there are going to be less people on the trial.
The Everest region has it all, sheer beauty, dramatic massive mountains, friendly people, adventure trails and an experience that will stay with you forever. The exciting expansive views will leave you mesmerized. Standing at the base camp of the world’s tallest mountain and trekking up to the famous and classic view of Mt. Everest from Kala Patthar is truly breathtaking. If you really want to enjoy going to altitude you need 2 nights in Namche Bazaar on the way up.
There are two specific trekking seasons. The best months to trek to Everest base camp are pre-monsoon (February, March, April and May) and post-monsoon (late September, October, November and December). It is possible to make this iconic journey in February and September but we prefer the above for our treks into Everest base camp. My personal favorites are March, April, Mai, late October, November, and December.
You can trek to Everest Base Camp in January and February but it can be very cold higher up (-20C/-4F to – 30C/-22F) and it can dump snow on the trail at any time of year. If you are planning on trekking to Everest Base Camp in these months, you are definitely going to need more time for weather delays. Weather conditions can be more challenging in these winter months.
When planning your trek into the Everest region you need to consider the months listed above. Do you want to be there when base camp is very busy and alive with climbers aiming for the summit? Do you want to have clearer sky’s for good photography? You need to consider this in your planning.
The best climbing season for Everest in April and May each year. Although the last couple of years of climbing on Everest have been stopped by a massive avalanche and earthquake. But the trail back to full capacity with lots of people in the Everest Trek. The better weather months are always going to have more people and its crowded on the trek route.
In addition, many people know a few about Nepal but they know much about Mount Everest. And trekking in the Everest region is the dream for everyone. This trek starts from Lukla – a gateway to the Everest region around 45 minutes flight from Kathmandu or from Phaplu.
Spring and Autumn are the preferred time to trek to the Everest region. During this time, you can see the trail is very busy with trekkers caravan. Sometimes difficult to get cozy rooms. To avoid all these, and walk in the complete wilderness, why not trek in December? This time when many avoid treks fearing the cold. But trust us! You will not regret on decision.
Best time of the year to trek Everest Base Camp is either on Spring (March to May) or Autumn (October to December) stays clear skies. Moreover, There are many other popular trek routes connecting with ebc. Take a review about ebc trekking in Tripadvisor.