Everest base camp
is one of the most destined and desired treks among the trekkers across the world. The Everest base camp weather
is pretty unpredictable, however, March to May, and September to November are considered the best time for favorable weather in the Everest region. Being ready for the unpredictable weather is really required while trekking in the Everest region. The nights can be quite cold and the daylight brings some of the best views, depending upon the time you trek. You may be surprised to find that the weather ranges from as high as 250C and drop as low as -200C in a single day. Despite the accurate unpredictability of the weather, depending upon the month of the trek, you can get a gross picture of what the weather might be like.
However, the weather in the base camp isn’t such a problem in comparison to the forceful hurricanes that might come occasionally the speed of which goes as high as 285 km per hour. You might not face the wind if you are trekking during the month of May, which is why May is one of the months favorable for the trek. Trekking during March to May is prone to encounter with crowd. If trekking in a busy route isn’t what you like, your trekking experience can be ruined during these months. The sky is clear and the bright day offers you the spectacular views of soaring high mountains. In the spring season, the temperature as high as 250C, but remains at an average of 170C. For areas with more than 4000m altitude, the temperature can drop as low as -150C.
Everest base camp Climate
during the Monsoon season isn’t favorable, as the areas lower than 3,500m altitude are prone to high rainfalls. Through the areas above 4,000m altitude during this season remain occasionally dry, rain fall occur very frequently. Monsoon season doesn’t necessarily become bad; after the rain, as the weather clears, you shall get to see breathtaking views of mountains and waterfall. On the top of that, you shall find very less people trekking in this season. The autumn season brings heavy crowd of trekkers from across the world. The sad fact of trekking in this season is that you shall not get to see the beauty of flowers, and the clear sky. Winter lasts from late November to the late February; and the temperature during this period ranges from 0 to 4 degree Fahrenheit in the day, which drops drastically during the morning and night.
Trekking during the months of winter isn’t impossible, on the flip side, it comes with breathtaking views of mountains. However, trekking during this season can be quite miserable for you. From among all the months of the year, October is considered the most favorable one, during which the Everest base camp weather remains favorable and quite predictable. However, this is not the month for trekking for all the trekkers who love to trek alone, absorbing everything the Everest region has to offer you. Everest base camp trek isn’t quite challenging even if you will be trekking at the base of the world’s highest peak. You aren’t required to have any athletic body fitness to complete the trek; a moderately fit body capable enough to endure long hour of walking in the rugged surface for some days continuously is sufficient to do the trek. If you do have some previous experience of trekking in the hilly and mountain region, it might benefit you; your body becomes familiar with the changing weather and air.
Do not worry about the Everest base camp temperature
even if you don’t have any prior trekking experience. If this is your first time trek, you can do some cardiovascular exercise to be physically prepared for the trek. Both, the previous trekking and exercise bring your body in proper shape and physical condition to do the trek successfully. However, adopting some measure of caution is very much important in the trek, no matter how many times you have done the trek. Everybody is prone to the altitude sickness, to avoid which, trekking slowly, taking frequent amount of rest is very much important.
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