“The trouble with Everest Base Camp Trek Weather forecasting is that it’s right too often for us to ignore it and wrong too often for us to rely on it”, Patrick Young. No other line can best describe the weather of the Everest Base Camp than this line. Yes, the weather of the Everest Base camp, the most unpredictable element of the Everest region, can neither be ignored, nor can be relied upon. Situated 28 degrees north of the equator, the base camp weather is very changeable and it is contingent on a regular northern hemisphere seasonal pattern. In no time the day temperature that gets as high as 25 degrees C can sharply drop down to -20 degree C. Therefore, it’s really difficult to accurately forecast the weather of this region. However, the weather can somewhat be predicted depending upon season.
Spring, starting mid-March until the onset of monsoon and Autumn, starting September until the onset of winter is the most supportive months in the Everest region of Nepal. The day temperature is warm and comfortable, rain is infrequent, the sky is vivid, the trails accompanied by greenery and chirping birds are simply a feast for the eyes and ears. As a whole the weather is very pleasant. Trekkers can simply trek on their t-shirt. During these seasons, the trekkers are accompanied by other trekkers en route – some heading towards the base camp, while others returning from the base camp.
Winter, starting mid-December to Feb are the coldest days of the year in the Everest Base Camp. Trekkers will have to face extremely cold Everest Trekking Weather , which even gets below freezing level during the night, high chilling winds (chilling enough cause frostbite) as well as heavy snowfalls. Especially from mid December till the end of January the average temperature of the base camp is -17C. One should be strongly prepared with fleece and down jackets and synthetic insulated waterproof pants to endure this weather in winter.
Monsoon, starting June till September are the days of the year highly influenced by the Monsoon in India. Therefore, one can expect regular rainfall and cloudy days. During this season of the year, the trails are slippery, the sky is cloudy and the views of the mountains are also highly affected by the rain and cloud. So, it would be wise not to plan trekking to the base camp of Everest in this time of the year.
Trekking is a recreational activity. It is suppose to be fun. However, if not planned on the right time, the fun can be a complete disaster. Weather plays one of the one of the most important role in making your trip a success. Therefore, let’s plan your trip to the base camp of Mount Everest at the right time of the year. Looking for a reliable agent? Amigo Treks and Expedition P. Ltd, a local trekking agent located in Kathmandu, can successfully guide you to your destination.