What type of weather and temperature do I expect on trek to Everest base camp?

By Tika Prasad Regmi

The weather at Everest Base Camp trek varies greatly depending on the season. During the peak trekking seasons of spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November), the weather is generally favorable with clear skies, mild temperatures during the day, and cold nights. However, sudden weather changes are common, with the possibility of snowfall or rain even during these months. In the winter (December to February), temperatures plummet, and the region experiences harsh conditions with heavy snowfall and extremely cold temperatures, making trekking more challenging and potentially dangerous. In the summer months (June to August), the region experiences monsoon rains, which bring cloudy skies, reduced visibility, and slippery trails, making trekking conditions difficult and potentially hazardous due to landslides.

March/April/May/June (Spring)

During springtime, the average temperature is 20°C (68°F), with a high of 25°C (77°F) during clear days and a low of – 15°C (5°F) overnight above 4000 meters.

July/August through early-September (Monsoon)

During the monsoon, the average temperature is 22°C (71.6°F), with a high of 30°C (86°F) during clear days and a low of- 5°C (23°F) overnight above 4000 meters.

Mid-September/October/November (Autumn)

The average temperature in autumn is 17°C (62.6°F), with a high of 20°C (68°F) during clear days and a low of – 15°C (5°F) overnight above 4000 meters.

December/January/February (Winter)

The average temperature is 10°C (50°F), with a high of 17°C (62.6°F) during clear days and a low of – 20°C (- 4°F) overnight above 4000 meters.

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