Why trek to Everest Base Camp?
When is the best time to trek to Everest Base Camp?
The months outside of the summer monsoon season offer the best conditions for trekking. Pre-monsoon from March to May is the main climbing season for Everest and at this time there will be many expeditions at the base camp. This is the time to go if you want to interact with climbers and get the ‘feel' of the climbing season on the world's highest peak. The post-monsoon months of October and November usually offer the clearest skies and the most settled weather before the onset of winter and this would be the best time to choose for photography of the mountains. Fewer people trek in the winter months between December and February but although cold and with more likelihood of encountering snow, this can be a magical time to visit the Khumbu with less trekkers and pristine landscapes under clear blue skies. Daytime temperatures for trekking are usually very pleasant with shorts and tee shirts often enough until above the last habitations. Even in winter in the mid-day sun it can be quite warm. At night at any time of the year, in the thin air of the Himalaya it can get very cold and during the winter months, temperatures will be below freezing on most nights.
Average Temperatures and Rainfull
|Jan||Feb ||Mar ||Apr ||May||Jun ||Jul ||Aug ||Sep ||Oct||Nov ||Dec |
|Kathmandu (oC)||17 ||18||20||25 ||28||28||27||27||26||25||21||18|
| Namche (oC)||-1||0||7||12||14||15||16||16||15||12||7||2|
| Base Camp (oC)||-5||-2||5||10||12 ||12||14||14||12 ||10||5||0|
| Rainfall (mm)||25 ||15 ||5||5||50||140||300 ||200 ||150 ||25 ||0 ||5 |