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Everest Weather

Anyone who has ever hiked knows that the weather can make or ruin your trip. However, everyone has different tastes. Some hikers like the calmer paths and empty motels that winter provides, while others tolerate the busy trails in exchange for beautiful weather. Here's a rundown of what to anticipate and when. But, whichever time of year you visit the Everest Region, you will find adventure and cultural activities.

Seasons of Everest

Mount Everest is located 28 degrees north of the equator and follows a normal northern hemisphere seasonal trend. It is at the mercy of the Indian Monsoon, which delivers rain and clouds from June to September. The coldest months are December and January, and the finest hiking is done between these two months. when the weather is mild (March to May and October to November).

 

  1. Winter Weather at Everest:  Winter weather (Nov to Feb) is dominated by the southward migration of the northern hemisphere jet stream which brings high winds, cold temperatures and on occasion heavy snowfalls. Winter can be a great time for trekking as the crowds trying to avoid the cold clear out. Day temperatures are comfortable and sunny skies generally prevail although it can get well below freezing at night.

 

  1. Spring (preMonsoon)Weather at Everest:  One of the best periods to trek is from March through the end of the Monsoon season. Rain is uncommon, and the days are warm. Many hikers and climbers are dressed in t-shirts.

 

  1. Monsoon Season Everest: The Indian Monsoon influences the summer weather (June to September), bringing frequent rain and gloomy days. You may find seclusion at this time, but clouds and rain typically conceal the peaks, making it an unsuitable time to visit.

 

  1. Fall Weather (postMonsoon) at Everest:  The fall season, from the end of the monsoon, until temperatures begin to drop in December, is ideal for trekking due to typically clear days and pleasant temperatures.

 

We don't advocate visiting the region between June and September when the monsoon arrives because gloomy weather and rain conceal the peaks, and you'll be lucky to view Everest at all.



Everest Base Camp Weather in March

The commencement of the spring season occurs in March when the temperature begins to warm. In general, when temperatures rise, all plants, animals, and birds begin to eat and reproduce again. Temperatures begin to rise in March, although there is still a danger of frost in the high Himalayas, particularly at night.

Despite the fact that March is prime trekking season, the routes aren't as busy as they will be next month. This means you have the benefits and drawbacks of trekking to Everest Base Camp in early spring. As a result, the whole hiking experience will be fantastic around March.

Temperature: Daytime temperatures will normally reach approximately 7 °C during March. The average lowest temperature at night is roughly -12 °C. You may feel warm throughout the day as you climb the mountain, but carry some additional garments for the frigid nights.

 

Estimated Hours of Sunshine per Day: In March, the sun will shine for an average of 7 hours every day.

 

Wind: In March, the average daily wind speed is approximately 15 km/h (roughly 9 mph).



Everest Base Camp Weather in April

April is another fantastic month to hike to Everest Base Camp. Indeed, it is regarded as the greatest month to travel during the spring season. During this month, the temperature begins to warm up even more than in March, and the dry season continues. The weather is neither too chilly nor too hot at this time of year. It's an ideal setting for mountain trekking in Nepal, particularly in the Everest (Khumbu) region, while you may experience cooler evenings in high-altitude areas for a few days.

Trekking to Everest Base Camp in mid-spring provides an excellent opportunity to experience the Himalayan nature at its best, with vibrant woods full of flowers and greenery and spectacular vistas of mountains against a bright sky.

Temperature: Throughout March, daytime temperatures will generally reach highs of around 7 °C. At night, the average minimum temperatures drop down to around -12 °C. You might feel warm during the day while ascending up the mountain, but you’ll want to bring some extra layers for the chilly nights.

 

Estimated Hours of Sunshine per Day: In April, the sun will shine for an average of 7 hours every day.

Wind: In March, the average daily wind speed is approximately 15 km/h (roughly 9 mph).



Everest Base Camp Weather in May

May marks the conclusion of the spring season in Nepal, right before the monsoon starts. In May, most of Everest Base Camp may expect brilliant sunlight or mild sunny weather. Everest summits take place during this month, thus the weather must be good.

Temperatures are more pleasant even at high altitudes such as the Everest Base Camp, while in lower elevations, you may hike with only one layer of clothing on. As a result, you'll most likely encounter other trekkers, climbers, and summiteers on their way to the many locations in the Everest area, including Mount Everest.

 

Temperature: Daytime temperatures will often reach approximately 15 °C during May. At night, average temperatures fall to roughly 0 °C.

 

Estimated Hours of Sunshine per Day: In May, the sun will shine for an average of 8 to 9 hours every day.

 

Wind: During the month of March, the average daily wind speed is approximately 15 km/h (roughly 9 mph).



Tips for trekking in March, April, and May

  1. It is suggested that you dress in layers because early spring might still be cold in the mornings, late afternoons, and at night.
  2. Spring is the busiest trekking season, thus lodgings and other amenities must be reserved early.
  3. Trek in the early days of spring if you want to avoid crowds and are prepared to deal with cooler evenings. Alternatively, you can hike to alternate routes in the Everest area, such as Gokyo lakes or High Passes.
  4. During the spring, the views of the mountains and surrounding landscapes are spectacular; you may want to photograph these stunning sights. So remember to bring your cameras.

 

Everest Base Camp Weather in December

December marks the start of the winter season. Temperatures dip far below freezing at night, as does the majority of the path. During the day, though, it is frequently bright and clear. The snow-capped mountains against the bright blue sky are breathtaking. Trekking in December may be a fantastic experience with a rewarding view of the landscapes if properly equipped and prepared. 

 

Temperature: The average daytime temperature in December will be approximately 4°C. The average lowest temperature at night is rough -14°C.

 

Estimated Hours of Sunshine per Day: The sun will shine for an average of 5-7 hours every day in December. This is the average number of hours each day when the sun is visible and not blocked by clouds.

 

Wind: In December, the average daily wind speed is between 12 and 19 kilometers per hour (about 8-12 mph). Because of the strong wind, it is frequently chilly in the mornings and nights. The daylight, on the other hand, is normal.



Everest Base Camp Weather in January

In Nepal, January is the coldest month. Throughout the Everest area, temperatures fall below freezing at night. During the day, it is usually pretty sunny, and you will keep warm while walking. The harsh winter weather in Nepal reaches its apex in January. It's pretty windy, so you'll have to contend with the windchill. There are a few days that are sunny, clear, and brilliant. If you insist on trekking or if January is your only free month, it is achievable with good instruction and planning. You must prepare for adverse weather conditions while packing your stuff. Snow Billards may occur in high-altitude places, therefore warm clothing is required.

 

Temperature: Daytime temperatures will normally reach a high of 4°C during January. The average lowest temperature at night is rough -17°C.

 

Estimated Hours of Sunshine per Day: The sun will shine for an average of 5-7 hours every day in January. This is the average number of hours each day when the sun is visible and not blocked by clouds.

 

Wind: In January, the average daily wind speed is between 12 and 19 kilometers per hour (about 8-12 mph).



Everest Base Camp Weather in February

In Nepal, February marks the conclusion of the winter season, right before the arrival of spring. In February, the majority of Everest Base Camp should expect pleasant weather during the day.

Visibility is also pretty excellent around the end of the month. The temperature steadily rises, making the days warm. As the snow along the route begins to melt, you must be extra cautious while walking as it may get slippery. Remember to wear shoes with a strong grip. There may still be snowfalls, so plan to be comfortable in cold weather.

 

Temperature; The average daytime temperature in February will be approximately 4°C. The average lowest temperature at night is rough -14°C.

 

Estimated Hours of Sunshine per Day: In February, the sun will shine for 6 to 7 hours every day on average. This is the average number of hours each day when the sun is visible and not blocked by clouds.

 

Wind: In February, the average daily wind speed was approximately 12-19 k/hr (about 8-12 mph).

 

 

Tips for trekking in December, January, and February