Before you go for any international holidays or destinations you must choose the best time to travel in the particular part. And Climatic condition plays an important role to bring out the variation in the best time to travel. If you are planning for Everest then you must know the Best period to hike in Everest Region. You must be well conscious of the climatic condition there. You must know what are the minimum and the maximum temperature you will be facing during your journey. Otherwise, you may face lots of difficulties and also may lead to serious health problems. We recommend that you consider some of the factors before you decide when you want to trek in the Everest Region. Most important of these is undoubtedly the weather which sees huge swings in temperature and rainfall.
As Nepal is stationed in the Northern Hemisphere; its main variations in temperature coincide with the European seasons. You must know well the problems and difficulties you will be facing and the measure to control and solve them too. It would be easy for you if you are traveling through an agency if not you are traveling on your own then it’s damn sure you will be facing lots of obstacles.
You may have read about how critical the timing is for the attempts to climb Everest. This is because there is a very short window when the winds from the North and South cancel each other out creating a period of calm. Affect of altitude on the temperature at base camp is an important factor to be remembered. Altitude is really an important factor to be conscious about. As you go higher the oxygen level gets decreased and you must be capable enough to face them. So, besides the main climatic factors, which drive the seasonal variations in weather. The other big factor affecting the weather at Everest Base Camp is the altitude. You can see the altitude profile of the classic Everest trek and the huge monthly difference in temperature compared to Lukla.
Our Recommended Best Period to Hike in Everest Region is classified below:
Taking into account all of the issues surrounding weather, these are our recommendations.
February – May
February to May is a suitable period to trek with clear, bright days and warmer conditions. Just coming out of winter, you can still expect the occasional short shower. But most days will be fairly stable and dry. And look out for the marvelous Rhododendrons on display during May!
This time is the busiest period or most occasional period for attempting Everest Region. Expect this period to be busy though, as this is the time of year when most Everest summit attempts occur. That being said, if you’re into the mountaineering scene, this is a great time to actually meet people attempting the summit and to feel the activity and buzz surrounding the climbing expeditions. Bharal Adventure uniquely offer the chance to spend the night at base camp with a Bharal Adventure expedition team
September – October
September to October is the most popular time of the year for trekkers, as it provides the most stable and clear weather. This is a bonus as most treks offer stunning views which, on a clear day, are simply spectacular. Although not the warmest time of the year, this period provides a pleasant temperature for trekking and the nights do not get super-cold like they do in winter. You will have to contend with a fair amount of traffic. As the popular routes get very busy around this time. This a good time to consider the option of one of the routes that will get you off the beaten track and away from the crowds. Although usually clear, storms occasionally hit during this period and you should bring suitable gear in case of this.
November – January
November through to January is the coldest period on the Nepalese calendar. But hardy travelers, Everest can still trek. Although very cold, the weather is generally fairly stable and dry. The coolness of the weather will very much depend upon how high you want to trek. If you are going to Everest Base Camp for example, then expect overnight temperatures of around -20 to -30 degrees Celsius. However, if you stay down in the valleys the temperatures will remain fairly moderate and you will have no problem. Although far less crowded, please remember that routes over any high passes such as the Gokyo trail or Mera Peak trek are closed during this period and the days will be much shorter.
June – August
June through to August is the wettest period in the Himalaya because of the monsoon. The characterized monsoon period are short, sharp, torrential downpours. Even if you are trekking high you will get rain or very heavy snowfalls. Not many foreign trekkers hike during the monsoon period as mud, rain; leeches and lack of mountain views combine to make it a pretty miserable experience. If you are keen to trek in Nepal during this period we would strongly recommend you look at the Everest region which has much drier conditions during the summer months