Everest Base Camp Trek Weather and Temperature

  • Jul 22, 2019
  • Rajesh Thapaliya
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The world highest peak, Everest Base Camp trek is one of the most adventurous trekking destinations in the mighty Himalayan region of Nepal. This legendary trek of Everest Base Camp takes you from the village of Lukla, the trekking point of Everest Region, which is situated at the elevation of the 2860meters, all the way to the Everest Base Camp, at the altitude of the 8,848 meters. Before making a vacation trip to Everest Base Camp trek, trekkers should know the weather and temperature of the Everest Region in Nepal. In Nepal, there are four seasons and each season has its advantage and disadvantage. Some trekkers prefer one season while the same season may be quite challenging for others. According to the seasons, the weather and temperature are different and depending on the weather and temperature of the season, trekkers should pack essential gear and equipment before heading toward Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal

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Everest Base Camp
View from Thukla Top

Everest Base Camp Trek weather in Spring (March, April, and May)

the season consists the month of March, April, and May, in which months are the perfect months for making Everest Base Camp trek In Nepal. Everest Base Camp Trek up to the mighty Mt. Everest offers its own astonishing, and remarkable moments in once life, which will live in the heart and minds of the trekkers. The weather of Everest Base Camp is one of the most unpredictable elements that trekkers should know before making Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal. In the spring season, the days are quite long as compared to other seasons in Nepal. Spring season is the season of blooming, where travellers can witness a variety of flowers are blooming on the way during their trekking. The blooming surrounding will add more excitements to your trek. Due to pleasant weather and moderate temperature, many trekkers or travellers prefer this season as an ideal season to explore Everest Base Camp in Nepal.

The temperature in March for Everest Base Camp Trek

Location and Altitude

Average
Temperature

Maximum TemperatureMinimum Temperature

Precipitation
(MM)

Lukla (2829meter/9281ft)7°C3°C

2°C

40
Namche Bazar (3436meters/11361ft)4°C10°C-3°C30
Dingboche (4483meters/14708ft)-1°C7.5°C-12°C5
Lobuche (4910meters/16100ft)-5.6°C2.1°C

-13.3°C

9
Gorak Shep (5180meters/17000ft)-6.5°C0.9°C-14.5°C8

The temperature in April for making Everest Base Camp Trek

In the April season of Everest Region, the temperature is moderate and keep increasing temperature in a day. In this month, there will be a maximum of 10 degree Celsius in a day while -10 degree Celsius at night.

Location and AltitudeAverage TemperatureMaximum TemperatureMinimum Temperature

Precipitation
MM)

Lukla (2829meters/9281ft)11˚C17˚C6 ˚C57
Namche Bazar (3436meters/11361ft)7˚C13˚C1˚C37
Dingboche (4483meters/14708ft)2˚C6˚C-5 ˚C12
Lobuche (4910meters/16100ft)-1˚C6˚C-10 ˚C12
Gorak Shep (5180meters/17000ft-2˚C5˚C-9 ˚C10

The temperature in May for Everest Base Camp Trek

The month May is the end of the spring season, in which the maximum temperature is 15 degree Celsius in a day and -6 degree Celsius in a night. In this month the weather is warm and a bit humid in the Everest Region of Nepal. In this month the possibilities of rainfall are quite impossible, even though sometime there might be rainfall in the ending part of the season.

Location and AltitudeAverage TemperatureMaximum TemperatureMinimum Temperature

Precipitation
(MM)

Lukla (2829m/2981ft)13˚C18 ˚C8 ˚ C97
Namche Bazar (3436m/11361ft)9 ˚C15 ˚C4 ˚C56
Dingboche (4483m/14708ft)6 ˚C17 ˚C-5 ˚C27
Lobuche (4910m/16100ft)2 ˚C9 ˚C-4.5 ˚C10
Gorak Shep (5180m/17000ft)1 ˚C8 ˚C-5.5 ˚C10

Is spring the best time to explore Everest Base Camp?

Spring season is one of the best times to explore Everest Base Camp in Nepal. In this season, there will be relatively less precipitation in the Everest Region of Nepal, where trekkers will get a golden opportunity to have a stunning view of mountains during their trekking days. The weather is clear and the environment is so pleasing that everywhere they can witness blooming flowers along the side of trekking trail which will add more excitements and energy to trek in the higher altitude of Everest Base Camp. So, most of the trekkers make spring season as their ideal season to explore and trek in the Everest Region of Nepal.


Everest Base Camp Trek Weather in Summer (June, July, August)

Summer seasons consists of three months of the year that include June, July, and August. Many trekkers around the world prefer to trek in the summer seasons. While talking about the weather in this season is very clear to have amazing scenery of the Himalayas from the Everest Base Camp and during the trekking days. Considering temperature in this season is too hot, even though frequent rain makes the lower part of the trail muddy, slippery and wet. In this season, days quite longer and nights are shorter as compared to other seasons of Nepal. Due to heavy downpour environment in the Everest Region of Nepal, most of the trekkers don’t desire to make their vacation trip. While talking about the weather and temperature of this season, the season is less preferred because weather is foggy and there will be greater chances of covering stunning views of the Himalayas by cloud. The visibility of the Himalayas is quite difficult in this season. In June the temperature will be 16-degree Celsius maximum in a day while -1 degree Celsius in the night. In June and August months, the temperature is slightly different, in a day there will be 15 degree Celsius while -2 degree Celsius in a night.

Everest Base Camp
Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp Trek Temperature in June

If you are peace lover and eager to make trekking vacation towards the world highest peak (Everest Base Camp), then this season is perfect f

Location and AltitudeAverage TemperatureMaximum TemperatureMinimum Temperature

precipitation
(MM)

Lukla (2829m/9281ft)14 ˚C19 ˚C11 ˚C281
Namche Bazar (3436m/11361ft)11 ˚C16 ˚C7 ˚C170
Dingboche (4483m/14708ft)11 ˚C19 ˚C0 ˚C41
Lobuche (4910m/16100ft)6 ˚C12 ˚C-1 ˚C44
Gorak Shep(5180m/17000ft)5 ˚C11 ˚C-1 ˚C3

Everest Base Camp Trek Temperature in July

Location and AltitudeAverage TemperatureMaximum TemperatureMinimum Temperatureprecipitation (MM)
Lukla (2829m/9281ft)15 ˚C19 ˚C12 ˚C500
Namche Bazaar (3436m/11361ft)12 ˚C16 ˚C8 ˚C290
Dingboche (4483m/14708ft)12 ˚C19 ˚C5 ˚C123
Lobuche (4910m/16100ft)7 ˚C12 ˚C2 ˚C113
Gorak Shep (5180m/17000ft)6 ˚C11 ˚C1 ˚C104

Everest Base Camp Trek Temperature in August

Location and AltitudeAverage TemperatureMaximum TemperatureMinimum Temperature

precipitations
(MM)

Lukla (2829m/9281ft)15 ˚C19 ˚C11 ˚C446
Namche Bazaar (3436m/11361ft)12 ˚C17 ˚C8 ˚C263
Dingboche (4483m/14708ft)12 ˚C18 ˚C5 ˚C136
Lobuche (4910m/16100ft)6 ˚C11 ˚C0.6 ˚C125
Gorak Shep (5180m/17000ft)5 ˚C10 ˚C-0 ˚C117

Is Summer a good time to visit Everest Base Camp?

Usually, the summer season is considered as an off-season to make Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal. If you are a keen lover of solitude and desire to discount for Everest Base Camp trek package then this season is the perfect time to make our vacation trip to Everest Base Camp in Nepal. In this season, sometime there may be occasional interruptions in Everest Base Camp trek in Everest Region of Nepal due to uncertain rainfall. In such a case, Frolic Adventure will extend extra days in your itinerary of Everest Base Camp Trek. In this season, early morning there will be clear whether that is why trekkers should trek early in the morning to have clear and amazing views of the Himalayas. You have to follow some instructions of your guide.

Everest Base Camp Trek Weather in Autumn (September, October, November)

Autumn seasons consists of three months of the year that include September, October, and November. Many trekkers around the world prefer to trek in the Autumn seasons. While talking about the weather in this season is very clear to have amazing scenery of the Himalayas from the Everest Base Camp and during the trekking days. Considering temperature in this season is not too cold nor too hot. Due to perfect temperature and weather, Everest Base Camp trek is mostly crowded in this season because most of the trekkers come to visit and make their trekking destination. In this season, some trekker may not prefer to trek Everest Base Camp who really loves peace and calm environment. In this season, the temperature of Everest Base Camp is 15 degree Celsius in a day and 2 degree Celsius in the night.

Everest Base Camp
On the way to Kalapatthar
Everest Base Camp Trek Temperature in September

The month of September is the beginning of the autumn and end of the summer season in Nepal. In this season, there will be unpredictable weather, wherein most of the case the temperature will be 15 degree Celsius in a day and 2 degree Celsius in a night in the Everest Region of Nepal.

Location and AltitudeAverage Temperature

Maximum
Temperature

Maximum
Temperature

Precipitations
(MM)

Lukla (2829m/9281ft)14 ˚C18 ˚C10 ˚C266
Namche Bazaar (3436m/11361ft)11 ˚C15 ˚C6 ˚C161
Dingboche (4483m/14708ft)6 ˚C12 ˚C0 ˚C64
Lobuche (4910m/16100ft)4 ˚C10 ˚C-2 ˚C51
Gorak Shep (5180m/17000ft)4 ˚C9 ˚C-3 ˚C43

Everest Base Camp Trek Temperature in October

Most of the trekkers preferred to trek in the month of October because in this month the temperature is maximum 12 degree Celsius in a day and -9 degree Celsius at a night.

Location and Altitude

Average 
Temperature

Maximum
Temperature

Minimum
Temperature

Precipitations (MM)

Lukl a(2829m/9281ft)11 ˚C17 ˚C6 ˚C91
Namche Bazaar (3436m/11361ft)8 ˚C13 ˚C2 ˚C61
Dingboche (4483m/14708ft)2 ˚C9 ˚C-5 ˚C7
Lobuche (4910m/16100ft)-1 ˚C7 ˚C-8 ˚C22
Gorak Shep (5180m/17000ft)-2 ˚C6 ˚C-9 ˚C21

Everest Base Camp Trek Temperature in November

The month November comes at the end of the autumn and the beginning of winter in Nepal. In this month, the temperature will be slightly moderate, where the temperature will be maximum 6 degree Celsius in a day and -15 degree Celsius in a night. So, trekkers should have proper gear such as sleeping bag and warm clothes while trekking in this month to Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal. This month, you can breathtaking views of the Himalayas and Everest Base Camp in high definition.

Location and Altitude

Average
Temperature

Maximum
Temperature

Minimum
Temperature

Precipitations (MM)

Lukla (2829m/9281ft)7 ˚C2 ˚C1 ˚C12
Namche Bazaar (3436m/11361ft)3 ˚C10 ˚C-3 ˚C9
Dingboche (4483m/14708ft)-2 ˚C6 ˚C-10 ˚C3
Lobuche (4910m/16100ft)-6 ˚C3 ˚C-12 ˚C4
Gorak Shep (5180m/17000ft)-5 ˚C2 ˚C-15 ˚C4

Is Autumn a good time to visit the Everest Base Camp?

Autumn season is best known for its stable and clear weather and not too cold and not too hot temperature. Due to great and clear-cut visibility of the stunning Himalaya ranges, most of the trekkers prefer to make their vacation trip in the autumn season to explore the world highest peak (Everest Base Camp) in the world. In this season, there will be excessive crowed due to the numbers of a trekker in the Everest Region of Nepal. This season may not be ideal for those trekkers who love peace environment during their trek to Everest Base Camp.

Everest Base Camp Trek Weather in Winter (December, January, February)

Winter season consists of the month December, January, and February, which are the coldest season of the year in Nepal. This season falls between after autumn and before spring. In this season, the days are shorter and the nights are longer as compared to another season of the year in Nepal. In this season, most of the trekking trail of Everest Base Camp is dry and the temperature is bearable in the low altitude of trekking trail. In the Everest Region, the average temperature range around 20 degree Celsius in a day and -17 degree Celsius in a night. At night, you might experience freezing cold, so you have to care about proper gear before going for trekking to Everest Region in this season.

Everest base Camp
Mt. Pumori

Everest Base Camp Trek Temperature in December

Location and Altitude

Average
Temperature

Maximum
Temperature

Minimum
Temperature

Precipitations
(MM)

Lukla (2829m/9281ft)5 ˚C10 ˚C-2 ˚C10
Namche Bazaar (3436m/11361ft)1 ˚C8 ˚C-5 ˚C11
Dingboche (4483m/14708ft)-2 ˚C9 ˚C-10 ˚C1
Lobuche (4910m/16100ft)-7 ˚C2 ˚C-17 ˚C6
Gorak Shep (5180m/17000ft)-9 ˚C0 ˚C-18 ˚C4

Everest Base Camp Trek Temperature in January

Location and Altitude

Average
Temperature

Maximum
Temperature

Minimum
Temperature

Precipitations
(MM)

Lukla (2829m/9281ft)3 ˚C9 ˚C-3 ˚C20
Namche Bazaar (3436m/11361ft)-1 ˚C6.4 ˚C-7 ˚C15
Dingboche (4483m/14708ft)-2 ˚C6 ˚C-13 ˚C5
Lobuche (4910m/16100ft)-10 ˚C-1.1 ˚C-17 ˚C11
Gorak Shep (5180m/17000ft)-11 ˚C-2.1 ˚C-20 ˚C9

Everest Base Camp Trek Temperature in February

Location and Altitude

Average
Temperature

Maximum
Temperature

Minimum
Temperature

Precipitations
(MM)

Lukla (2829m/9281ft)5 ˚C9.5 ˚C-1 ˚C28
Namche Bazaar (3436m/11361ft)0 ˚C6 ˚C-5 ˚C6
Dingboche (4483m/14708ft)-1 ˚C5.5 ˚C-16 ˚C8
Lobuche (4910m/16100ft)-9 ˚C-0.5 ˚C-18 ˚C12
Gorak Shep (5180m/17000ft)-10 ˚C-2 ˚C-17 ˚C7

Is winter a good time to visit the Everest Base Camp?

As compared to another season in Nepal, Winter season is a least preferred season because, at the higher altitude, there will be heavy snowfall which will make your trekking quite challenging as well as tough in Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal.

Conclusion

The weathers and temperatures of the Everest Region in Nepal are varying according to the seasons. Although all seasons are perfect for Everest Base Camp trek, trekkers should know which season is the best suit for them to explore Everest Bas Camp. By looking above mention weather and temperature data, you can organize your vacation trip and pack all the essential gears according to the seasons.

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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