Weather and Temperature In Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Apr 10, 2022
  • Rajesh Thapaliya

The world's 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 the Everest Region, which is situated at the elevation of the 2860meters, all the way to the Everest Base Camp, at an altitude of 8,848 meters. Before making a vacation trip to the Everest Base Camp trek, trekkers should know the weather and temperature of the Everest Region in Nepal.

There are four seasons and each season has its advantage and disadvantage in Nepal. 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 the Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal

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

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Everest base camp trek in May

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

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Everest Base Camp Trek Temperature in March

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

Base Camp Trek Temperature in April

In the April season of the Everest Region, the temperature is moderate and keeps increasing temperature in a day. This month, there will be a maximum of 10 degrees Celsius during the day while -10 degrees 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

EBC Trek Temperature in May

The month of May is the end of the spring season, in which the maximum temperature is 15 degrees Celsius a day and -6 degrees Celsius 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 sometimes 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?

The Spring season is one of the best times to explore Everest Base Camp in Nepal. During 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 the 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 the trekking trail which will add more excitement and energy to trek at the higher altitude of Everest Base Camp. So, most trekkers make spring season their ideal season to explore and trek in the Everest Region of Nepal.

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

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Everest base camp in summer

The summer season consists of three months of the year which 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 are quite long and nights are shorter as compared to other seasons of Nepal.

Due to the heavy downpour environment in the Everest Region of Nepal, most 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 the 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 during the day while -1 degrees Celsius at the night. In June and August months, the temperature is slightly different, in a day there will be 15 degrees Celsius while -2 degrees Celsius a night.

Everest Base Camp Trek Temperature in June

If you are a peace lover and eager to make a trekking vacation towards the world's 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

Base Camp TrekTemperature 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

EBC 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 off-season to make the Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal. If you are a keen lover of solitude and desire to discount for the Everest Base Camp trek package then this season is the perfect time to make our vacation trip to Everest Base Camp in Nepal. During this season, sometimes there may be occasional interruptions in the Everest Base Camp Trek in the 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 from your guide.

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

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Everest base camp trek in autumn

The Autumn season 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, the Everest Base Camp trek is mostly crowded in this season because most of the trekkers come to visit and make their trekking destination. During this season, some trekkers may not prefer to trek Everest Base Camp who really loves peace and calm environment. During this season, the temperature of Everest Base Camp is 15 degrees Celsius a day and 2 degrees Celsius at the night.


Everest Base Camp Trek Temperature in September

The month of September is the beginning of autumn and the end of the summer season in Nepal. During this season, there will be unpredictable weather, wherein in most cases, the temperature will be 15 degrees Celsius during the day and 2 degrees Celsius 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

Base Camp TrekTemperature in October

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

Location and Altitude

Average 
Temperature

Maximum
Temperature

Minimum
Temperature

Precipitations (MM)

Lukla(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

EBC Temperature in November

The month of November comes at the end of the autumn and the beginning of winter in Nepal. This month, the temperature will be slightly moderate, where the temperature will be a maximum of 6 degrees Celsius a day and -15 degrees Celsius a night. So, trekkers should have proper gear such as a sleeping bag and warm clothes while trekking 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?

The Autumn season is best known for its stable and clear weather and not too cold and not too hot temperature. Due to the great and clear-cut visibility of the stunning Himalayas ranges, most trekkers prefer to make their vacation trip in the autumn season to explore the world's highest peak (Everest Base Camp) in the world. In this season, there will be excessive crowed due to the number 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.

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

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Everest base camp trek in winter

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

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

Base Camp TrekTemperature 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

EBC 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 other seasons in Nepal, the Winter season is the 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 the Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal.

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Conclusion

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

Rajesh Thapaliya

Rajesh Thapaliya

Namaste! I am Rajesh, a Nepal travel blogger who provides Nepal travel tips to travellers who are planning to visit 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 it a lot easier for you to travel to Nepal.

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