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Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp is the best way for trekkers to get close to the world’s highest mountain, plus it’s a great insight into Sherpa culture and the Nepalese Himalayas. Very few of us will ever get to stand on top of Mount Everest – expeditions to the top of the planet’s highest peak (8,848m) take around 70 days, costs in excess of £30,000 and require a special combination of fitness, skill and craziness. However, the trek to Everest Base Camp (5,380m) is a much more achievable goal for those trekking in Nepal – and almost as rewarding. It takes about 14 days from Lukla airport.

Best Time To Visit EBC

The best, most suitable times to visit Everest Base Camp are from the beginning of March to mid-May and from the beginning of September to mid-November. You can enjoy here very cold and snowy weather in winter, but it is difficult to travel higher. Summers are wet and it is a good time to see the trees abounding in bloom. You can trek to Everest Base camp elevation located at around 5,380m on the south side of Everest in Nepal.

Everest Base Camp Weather

The weather is the most irregular element in the Everest region. If you do not visit with proper preparation, there is a possibility to face an uncomfortable and unpleasant situation at the Everest base camp. During the day, you can normally see the temperature as high as 25 degrees C, which can also decrease down as low as -20 degrees in less than 24 hours.

In spring, i.e.March, April, May, and June, the average temperatures during sunny days are 17 degrees C with a maximum of 25 degrees C. In the morning, it is a minimum of -15 degrees C and at night for areas above 4000 meters. During the Monsoon season, i.e. from July, to Mid-September, the base camp’s weather is on average 25 degrees C during sunny days with a minimum of -15 degrees C in the morning and at night for altitudes above 4000m.