Best Season for Everest Base Camp Trek
Trekking in Everest Region is dream of every trekker from all over the world. Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular trekking routes in Nepal. The famous routes pass through wonderful spots like Dudh Kosi river, local villages, rhododendron forest, farmlands, challenging trails, dramatic scenery, high mountains and many more. What is the “Best Season for Everest Base Camp Trek”? Well, it depends on the experiences you are looking for.
EBC Trek main attraction is Mt. Everest (8848 m) along with with kalapathar, Buddhist monasteries, Khumbu glacier, ethnic villages, endangered flora and fauna, national park and heart melting sceneries. To view these amazing spots choosing right season (time) is important.
Everest Base Camp Trek routes passes through rough roads, sloppy hills, narrow and slippery pathway, high altitude places. Here, the climate plays a vital role. If chosen wrong season for travel then the entire trip becomes difficult and travelers cannot view the true nature of Mt. Everest and other higher peaks. Choosing the right season makes the trip heavenly and memorable.
Traveling in best season offers clear view of Himalayan range, glacier, farmlands, villages, rhododendron forest, dazzling rivers, and clear blue sky. The routes and weather become clear and favorable making the journey safe and joyful.
Best Season for Everest Base Camp Trek is breakdown into two distinct seasons i.e. pre-monsoon (February, March, April, and May) and post-monsoon
Below are a detailed description of Everest Base Camp Trekking season;
1. Everest Base Camp Trek in Spring Season (Early March to Late May)
Being a peak season of the year it is considered the best season for traveling and it is overcrowded compared to other seasons.
Because of sunny days, the weather is warmer and dry making the views and scenery more clear and sharp.
Occasional snowfall occurs which makes the night a bit cold but hiking in days is warmer.
During this period the entire Everest Region is blossoms with seasonal flowers including Nepal's national flower “ Rhododendron or laliguras”.And crossing the UNESCO World Heritage “ Sagarmatha National Park” this season offers a view of endangered animals, birds, vegetation, and more. Whole forest lights up with red rhododendron which is only possible in the spring season.
Spring season offers panoramic view of high peaks like Mt. Everest (8848 m), Mt. Cho oyu (8201 m), Mt Makalu (8481 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6812 m) and more.
2. Everest Base Camp Trek in Winter Season (November to January)
Winter season starts from November to January, which is the coldest season of Nepal. The weather is quite dry; days are mild cold but nights are extreme cold where temperature goes below -20 C.
Trekkers that can bear coldness can hike in this season with well-equip materials which includes warmer clothes, thermal jackets, thick socks, gloves, first aid and more.
Hiking in this season is less crowded which gives the true adventure experiences.
3. Everest Base Camp Trek in Autumn Season (Late August to Early November)
Along with spring season, Autumn season is also considered the best for EBC Trek. As for the climate, it is neither warmer at day nor not freezing cold night as winter season.
Due to favorable climate, it is crowded as spring season. The teashop, cafe, and hotel are filled with tourists and visitors.
Perfect view of Mt. Everest along with other surrounding high summits, fresh air, blue sky, buzy local markets, friendly people, etc. are some features of traveling in this season.
4. Everest Base Camp Trek in Monsoon Season (June to Mid- August)
In Nepal, monsoon starts from June and ends at August. Also called wet season of the year.
It is the least traveling season as the rain cause mud, landslide risks, blurred views, diseases, leeches that disappoint trekkers from traveling.
Constant raining and cloudy sky makes the trip boring and irritating and taking flight to/ from Lukla can be risky too. Everest Base Camp Trek attracts fewer tourists in this season.
If you are planning for Everest Base Camp Trek then spring season (early March to late May) and autumn season (late August to Dec ) is the best for trekking. A highly recommended season to explore Everest Region as it offers extravagant views of World Highest Mountain “ Mt.Everest (8848 m)” along with other 8000 m above mountain peaks. Climate and weather both are in favor of travelers in this period. Extraordinary scenery, local festivals, blossom rhododendron, cool breeze adds extra bonus to this trip while traveling in this time of a year. Everest Base Camp Trek Costs starts from $1330 per person which is 15 days package tour. Nepal Everest Base Campbelieves customer satisfaction and claims to make your journey with everlasting memories, exciting and peaceful moments.