Everest Base Camp is situated in the northeastern Nepal of Solukhumbu district. This trek runs through the Khumbu region of Nepal, starting and ending at Lukla, with destinations Everest Base Camp (5364 m) and Kala Patthar (5555 m).

The journey and destination to Everest Base Camp Trek comprise beautiful landscapes, majestic sight mountains, unique flora fauna, and an authentic Himalayan lifestyle. The main reason is the presence of the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest (8848 m). That’s why trekkers from all over the world aim to trek this region.

To trek any region, you must be familiar with its weather conditions. Though Everest Base Camp Trek is achievable throughout the year, only some seasons are feasible.

It’s up to you to choose a seasonal trek or an off-seasonal trek. If you are a beginner and want a comfortable journey, a seasonal trek is best for you, whereas if you are an adventure-loving trekker, an off-seasonal trek suits you.

In this blog, let’s learn further about the weather conditions of Everest Base Camp throughout the year. Everest Base Camp is extremely cold, with severe weather conditions throughout the year, and the cold wind of the Himalayas makes it colder. But there are times when the weather stabilizes, making it favorable for trekking.
Knowing about the region’s weather conditions is important before your trek. If you want to enjoy your trek to the fullest, then consider the weather, route conditions, and availability of a guide before your trek.

Check out the weather of Everest Base Camp in four seasons with us!

Spring Season (March-May)

Spring season is the best time to trek Everest Base Camp. It starts in March and ends in May. After the harsh cold winter, a blooming season with warm temperatures begins. The temperature during the day is 17 degrees and drops to -8 degrees during the night, but still acceptable. The wind speed is 11 km/hr.

This season is peak season, with a busy route filled with many trekkers, mountaineers, and submitters. The weather is very dry and stable, making it perfect for trekking. The bright weather and clear skies with few clouds make the view majestic. Rhododendrons blooming all along the way make the trail even more breathtaking.

You can explore more in natural light as Spring provides you with longer days and shorter nights. You can also encounter occasional snow showers in early spring and at the end of winter. April and May are more feasible due to the temperate climate.

Autumn Season (September – November)

Autumn is another best season for trekking due to its moderate climate. Autumn means September, October, and November. After a lot of downpours in Summer, Autumn starts. The temperature during the day is 15 degrees and drops to -10 degrees during the night. Wind speed is 22 km/hr, which leads to biting cold but bearable with warm clothes.

It is a peak season when you encounter many fellow trekkers along the route. The moderate climate, neither too hot nor too cold, makes it perfect to enjoy the nature of the Himalayas.

Though it is colder than Spring, especially during nights, it is still bearable. The clear days without heavy clouds make the lush landscapes even more beautiful.

Among the three months of Autumn, September, and October are best suited for trekking as it is away from winter. In November, the weather starts to drop. The days are longer, giving you enough time to explore in natural light.

Summer Season (June – August)

Summer is the worst time to trek Everest Base Camp Trek. It starts in June and ends in August. After the blooming spring season, the hot and rainy summer days start. The temperature is 22 degrees during the day and drops to 4 degrees at night. Wind speed is 10 km/hr.

It is off-season time with few trekkers. It is also called the monsoon season due to a lot of downpours. It doesn’t rain every time, but rains daily, making the trail slippery and muddy. It is not safe to trek in this trail condition. Also, the bugs and leeches make trekking more troublesome. The views are not clear due to cloudy skies.

If you are a true adventure lover, you can also trek in this season. But be aware of the weather forecast and avoid heavy rainfalls because landslides are possible. Also, contact your travel guide beforehand to know more about weather details.

Winter Season (December – February)

Winter is another off-seasonal time to trek Everest Base Camp. It starts in December and ends in February. After moderate Autumn, the extremely cold winter season starts. The temperature is -5 degrees during the day and drops to -30 degrees at night, which is unbearable. However, wind speed is only 7-8 km/hr, preventing it from being more cold.

There are few trekkers in this season. It is an extremely cold time of the year. The days are shorter, which reduces the time to explore. The heavy snowfall blocks some routes. However, the wind dies off, making the weather stable and dry. The clear, bright light during daytime makes the view of snow-capped mountains panoramic.

If you can bear the cold temperature and don’t want the hustle of the crowd, then you can choose this season. But make sure to enquire about the routes as they can be blocked due to heavy snow. Make sure to stay warm, and bring enough equipment with you.


Therefore, April-May and September-October are the most feasible times to trek. But this is the season with more crowds. You can also choose off-season time if you prefer adventure with less disturbance. Make sure to be safe, as it is risky during the off-season. Amidst the difficult weather conditions, this trek is worth it. So, enjoy your trek to the fullest.

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