Choosing the proper time of the yr to trek to EBC (Everest Base Camp) is a vital determination. How chilly and moist it performs an important function in consolation, route, itinerary and what you pack to your EBC trek. At excessive altitude temperature variations between seasons are excessive.
Finest months for mountain climbing Everest Base Camp trek
There are two distinct seasons for trekking to EBC. The greatest months to trek to Everest base camp are within the pre-monsoon season via March, April, and Might, or within the post-monsoon season from late September, October, November.
When you determine to trek on the border of the monsoon season remember the fact that typically the season begins earlier or finishes later and sudden rainfalls may affect your Everest Base Camp trek itinerary.
Pre monsoon (Feb-Might) the climate must be largely secure and dry, nice for trekking. Now we have achieved loads of trekking in Nepal between February and April. We beloved the landscapes on the EBC trek on this interval. Late February and early March is our favourite time for trekking in Nepal. We beloved the clear skies, crisp air and spectacular views late February/early March. Trekking on EBC this time of the yr was nevertheless freezing chilly, so be ready. Evaluating the picture above and under you’ll be able to see there was much more snow and colder circumstances in February than in April in Namche Bazaar.
If you wish to hike to Gokyo Lakes simply remember that in years with loads of snow Cho La Cross at 5420m on the way in which to Gokyo Ri is usually closed in February and also you won’t have the ability to cross.
Submit monsoon (late Sept-Nov) with much less haze and clouds on this interval it’s going to usually present higher views of those spectacular mountains. This time is colder however a good time to hike to Gokyo Lakes. It is a good season for trekking, however from October it may be loopy busy with packed teahouses, mix this with frozen water pipes could make for some frustrations.
Winter (Dec-Feb) Mountaineering nonetheless doable however very chilly, as much as -30C at evening! Some instances loads of snow falls on the path, passes could be closed. Keep away from the crowds however carry correct gear!
Monsoon (June-September) – heat climate (22C), however very moist. Trails get very muddy, not good trekking circumstances.
Climate per thirty days in Pre monsoon on Everest Base Camp
February – it’s nonetheless very chilly on the path, -20C not unusual. Sunburn can occur with clear skies, excessive UV index and reflection from the snow. The paths and teahouses are nonetheless pretty quiet, visitors begins choosing up from finish of February. Be ready for very chilly climate (frost chew is feasible on very chilly days if you’re not ready) and solar safety (sunscreen, buff, sun shades). Pack micro spikes to hike on icy sections. Solar units early, so when you stroll out of your teahouse at Gorakshep to EBC don’t try this too late. The solar units early and temperatures drop quickly!
March – spring is right here, temperatures begin rising, snow melts (so bit muddy on the path typically). Day size begins rising. Skies are nonetheless clear with wonderful views. From center March the path begins to get busy with group excursions beginning to arrive.
April – hottest month in pre-monsoon, path can get very crowded. Full teahouses, a great deal of folks on Kalapatar. Very good heat climate, can hike in shirt and rain jacket loads of the time. Some rain storms, we acquired very moist round Lukla in April, nonetheless largely good sunny days with clear skies, however put together for rain, snow, and UV.
Might – temperatures now actually choose up, not a lot rain but, however undoubtedly extra moist than in April. Days normally begin out good and clear with rain and snow within the afternoon. Path turns into a bit much less crowded once more.
This time of the yr is nice trekking circumstances, however it may be very busy with many hikers. Trekking right here in February/March we had dry, however chilly circumstances. I used to be sporting an mountain climbing shirt, down jacket and trekking pants. On very chilly days I wore a rain jacket as outer shell over the down jacket, so probably not particular chilly climate garments. Mountaineering to EBC in April I used to be heat sporting solely a shirt and rain jacket more often than not.
Climate per thirty days in Submit monsoon on Everest Base Camp
September – The autumn trekking season for EBC begins with monsoon rain beginning to lower. Temperatures are reasonable and good for trekking. Early in September is normally nonetheless fairly moist, climate turns into dryer in the direction of the top of the month. Starting of September flights to Lukla are sometimes canceled, danger decreases because the climate improves in the course of the month. There may be typically a lot of snow on the excessive passes and Three Passes typically closed, particularly earlier within the month. The path will get busy in the direction of finish of the month.
October – The most well-liked month to trek to Everest Base Camp. Monsoon rains ended, normally fairly a dry month with good reasonable temperatures. The perfect month to plan mountain climbing the Three Passes for. Flights to Lukla has a really small probability of getting cancelled in October with good climate.
November – Implausible climate for trekking, clear skies, reasonable temperatures and little or no snow or rain. Days getting shorter and getting colder within the evenings.
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