Best Time For Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Sep 6, 2020
  • Rajesh Thapaliya

Everest base camp trek is one of the popular and beautiful trekking in Nepal. Everest base camp trekking is not difficult trekking as physically but it is quite challenging for high altitude problem because trekkers will fly directly to two thousand and eight hundred above the sea level and trek to five thousand and five hundred.  You need to have at least twelve days from Kathmandu – Everest base camp – Kathmandu including two acclimatization spare days.

Everest base camp trek
Mt. Everest


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You need to know well about the best time or season to go to the Everest base camp. If you don't choose a good season, you might not enjoy the trip. So, When is the best time for the Everest base camp trek? Check below then you will be clear when to go to the Everest base camp? This post can make you easy to plan your trek to the Everest base camp.

Everest region is the Sherpa land. Local people are Sherpa who is famous as the climber for the expedition. Sherpas are practising a Buddhism and doing tourism worker, tourism business and farming. Lots of attractive big the White Mountains, river valleys, green hills, colourful flowers, local settlements, waterfalls, wild lives, Buddhist monuments and many more are the main attractions of Everest base camp trek. Rare animals like red panda, musk deer, and snow leopards are found in Everest base camp trekking. Yaks are the main animal of Everest base camp trekking region for milk, meat and transport to supply foods and materials to the Everest base camp. Festivals like mani Rimdu, Lhosar and many more Buddhist festivals are celebrated by the people of Everest base camp trekking region in different months of the year.

Best season to the Everest base camp trek

Everest Base Camp
Everest Base Camp


  1. Everest Base Camp Trek
  2. Gokyo Lake Trek
  3. Everest View Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek in Autumn Season

The months of the autumn season are the main trekking season in Nepal and also to the Everest base camp trek. September to November are the best months for the Everest base camp trek but, the first two weeks of September will have some rainy days. It may be some unclear days with poor visibility.

From mid-September to November in autumn are the best timings for Everest base camp trekking. But, until mid-September will rain some time then it can be difficult to fly to Lukla. After the second week of September to November, the weather will be perfect for the flight and clear visibility mostly. Autumn is the best time for Everest base camp trek but late months of this season will be freezing temperature.

Everest Base Camp Trek in Spring

Spring is the second high trekking season to the Everest base camp trek and all other trekking in Nepal. It is also the expedition season for the Everest and other high mountains. 

Spring starts in Nepal from March and stays till May. The visibility is the fairly clear and warm temperature in spring. the months of spring are dry and there should be haze so, it can be difficult to see high Himalaya from a far distance. You need to go loser to the mountain to see it. The temperature in spring will be warmer compared to the months of autumn.

Forest will be colourful with blooming rhododendron all around in this season. You can meed lots of Everest summiteers during a trek in spring to the Everest base camp. Late May starts raining mostly so, this timing could be as the beginning of September to the Everest base camp trek.

Everest Base Camp Trek in Winter

Winter begins in December and stays until February in Nepal. All people know that winter offers cold months and temperatures. There is very few trekkers trek to the Everest base camp in winter. If you don't care facing cold temperature and would like to trek with quite and no crowed, winter can be the best. December offers one of the best visibility in the mountain.

Summer usually rains a lot and will be poor visibility. Also, will be very hard to fly to Lukla because of mostly bad weather. The trails will be slippery and dangerous because of the wet floor made by lots of rain. It is not the recommended trekking season to the Everest base camp. 

The view of nature is wonderful during this time. And March to May is better for those people who scare to trek with too cold. It will be warmer than autumn but it can snow sometimes this time. The land will be warm so the snow will melt within a few hours so it won't be difficult but the trail somewhere could be the muddy cause of melting snow. This is the main season to climb Everest so you will see lots of colourful tents at the base camp. Everest base camp looks like a little city of the mountain during this time. The view of the mountain is very pretty too.


  1. Everest High Passes Trek
  2. Cho La Pass Trek
  3. Renjo La Pass Trek

When many trekkers do Everest base camp trek, there will be less chance to get the flight ticket to Lukla by earlier flights. Earlier flights may have more chance to fly to Lukla because during the afternoon there will be wind and fog and there are some busy places with limited lodges so it can be full if you don't book in advance. The guest houses of Everest base camp trekking region are clean and comfortable to stay. You will get private rooms and foods are prepared by a locally trained cook with hygienic way. You can find many verities of the food in the Everest trekking region

Rajesh Thapaliya

Rajesh Thapaliya

Namaste! I am Rajesh, Nepal travel blogger providing Nepal travel tips to the travellers who are planning to travel Nepal and know about Nepal.

I am a tourism service provider in Nepal So far, I have been to the Nepalese Himalayan base camps as a tour leader and collected lots of information about the Nepalese Himalayas. You can find my experiences in my travel blogs so it may make a lot easier you to travel to Nepal.

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I was born in the countryside and finished my high school from there. After my high school, I came in Kathmandu and started to work as a trekking porter then I improved my English and started to work as a trekking guide at the same time I was a university student. While I was working as a tour leader, I visited all the Himalayan base camps in Nepal and collected lots of information about these areas. So my work inspired me to write and provide information about travelling Nepal to the visitors.