Everest Base Camp Trek Weather

Everest Base Camp Trek Weather

What to Expect from the Weather in Everest!

Anyone who has ever gone on a hike understands how important the weather is to the success of your journey. However, various people have different interests. While some trekkers tolerate the busy paths in exchange for beautiful weather, others relish the calmer trails and deserted hotels that the winter delivers. A breakdown of what to expect when is provided below. However, the Everest Base Camp awaits you with adventure and cultural events throughout the year.


Many of the high crossings will be blocked in January, and snow will blanket the paths above Namche and beyond. A number of the hotels and teahouses in Dingboche, Namche, Khumjung, and Khunde will be closed for the winter as many residents migrate to Kathmandu. Those that are still open will be extremely chilly, especially at the ends of Renjo La Pass and Cho La Pass. Be advised that not only is the Gokyo Lake extremely cold, but the lakes will be frozen when you visit. Moreover, January is not the climbing season, so you won’t be able to see any of the Everest expeditions that are making their way to the top.


January conditions and those of the first half of March are strikingly comparable. As the month of March draws to a close, the lakes begin to gradually melt, prompting residents and hotel operators to return and get ready for the upcoming season. Even if it’s not as cold as it was in January, snow still occasionally falls.

April and May 

Climbers and trekkers alike love these months for their popularity. Indeed, climbers will be occupying Short Everest Base Camp Trek as they await the perfect weather to continue their ascent of the peak. The weather is often beautiful, with sporadic snowfall and wind.

June to August 

There won’t be many hikers on the routes because it is Nepal’s monsoon season. Once more, there won’t be any climbing expeditions during the low season and a lot of hotels will be closed. Generally speaking, it will rain below Dingboche and snow above this settlement. When hiking from Jiri to Everest Base Camp, be prepared for extremely muddy, treacherous, and leech-filled conditions all the way to Phakding. 

From September to December 

Trekkers love this time of year the most because of the greatest weather, especially in October and November.  EBC Trek Consequently, even though there are more flights every day—some even go until 5 p.m.—because of the favorable weather, flights are more difficult to come by. The paths and lodgings will undoubtedly be extremely congested. At Gorakshep and Lobuche, you might even have to share a sleeping room with other hikers. The people move down to the cities in December and stay there until March.

What Time of Year Is Ideal for Traveling to the Everest Region? 

Mid-September to mid-December and mid-March to mid-May are the ideal times to visit Mount Everest Base Camp. The best weather, smoother and drier routes, and delicious meals from skilled chefs at hotels and teashops. However, this must be counterbalanced by the abundance of hikers on the paths, full lodging, and packed overlooks!

Happy hiking!

Harold Ayres

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