• Oct 3, 2022

No doubt Everest base camp is the landmark top 10 adventure destination on the planet. Adventurers' most desirable wish is to witness the tallest mt Everest in a lifetime. The most popular and a lifetime adventure to Mt Everest is to walk up to the base camp to feel the adventure being alive. Though trekking is the best way to get there, few having less time also takes shortcut options such as Everest Mountain Flight or Day Helicopter ride to have a glimpse of majestic mountains and Himalayas. Whatever the way you choose to witness Mt Everest and the Himalayas, it is very important you choose the right time to do so. Thus, the big question: When is the best time to do the Everest base camp adventure?

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Everest Base Camp in Spring or Autumn!

Traditionally speaking March, April, and May the spring season, and September, October, and November the Autumn season are the best time to do the Everest base camp trekking adventure. Relatively less cold at night in the Spring season than in the Autumn season. Similarly, the autumn season has stable and clear weather whereas some of the afternoons are likely to get cloudy toward the end of the spring season due to the early monsoon. Likewise, slightly cloudy in the month of September due to the late monsoon in the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal. Monsoon time the month of June, July, and August is not the ideal time for any adventure hike to the Everest region due to the rain though it won’t rain every day. December, January, and February are categorized into the winter season with cold nights in Nepal.

Best time/ season to do Everest base camp trek

No doubt spring (March, April, May) and autumn season (September, October, November) are the ideal and best times to do the Everest base camp trek in Nepal. Being the best time of year for the trekking adventure it is likely to have crowded at some time of the year. Normally we can avoid the popular Everest base camp route crowd doing this trek in the month of March, May, and November. Normally, April and October are likely to be crowded on the popular and direct route to Everest base camp. We can easily avoid the popular base camp trek crowd most of the time by carefully selecting the alternative and less trodden trekking route to the base camp of Everest.

Can we do the Everest base camp trek in Winter December?

Besides the popularly known best time of Spring and Autumn season, mid-winter December is also a great and ideal time to do the Everest base camp trek. Though it gets colder at night the sky remains clear in winter offering the tantalizing view of stunning peaks. Nowadays we have many standard teahouses all around the Everest region thus we can handle the cold nights with good gear and better accommodation than what we used to have the only option of tented camping to Everest base camp earlier. Having the festival holiday in December, it is a great idea to plan and join the Everest base camp trek in winter to celebrate the festival and new year standing next to mt Everest.


Thus, the best time and great adventure trip to Everest base camp trek mainly depend on the holiday time duration and month you have and the itinerary you choose to do the adventure of a lifetime to the Himalayas.

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