Are you an adventure lover? And planning a trip to Everest, Nepal in 12 days time frame? Well, this Mount Everest Base Camp trek is designed for those adventure lovers who want to explore EBC in short period with small budget.
Everest Base camp considered most popular trekking trail in the world, is applicable for all travelers, a person who can walk around 6-7 hours every day in rocky trail can accomplish this trip easily. Also, no special training and previous hiking experience require to-do this beautiful EBC trek.
Mount Everest Base Camp Trek trip is full exciting adventure, which will give you a marvelous lifetime experience. It’s also blend of the natural and cultural wonder of the Himalaya.
Our EBC and Kalapathar Trek starts with short scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2880m), then we start our walking to Phakding, stay overnight in Phakding. From Phakding we continue our trekking Namche, most beautiful Sherpa capital. Then we continue the trip until EBC via Tengboche, Locuche, Gorakshep Kalapathar and bet back the same way.
The most beautiful place of this Mount Everest Base Camp trek is Kala Pathar (5545m), from where we can enjoy the most beautiful views of Mount Everest (8848m), Mt. Makalu, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu & many other Himalayan peaks. If you are looking all inclusive package trip, please check our Everest Base Camp Trek – 16 Days. And another option for short trek seeker is Everest Base Camp Trek – 7 Days
Mount Everest Base Camp Trek Weather
Everest base camp is sited in the mountainous section of Nepal. The elevation gain during the Everest base camp is significant. As a result, the weather of Everest base camp is exceedingly unpredictable and hard to forecast.
Your trek begins with a flight from Kathmandu to lukla and finally ends at Everest base camp. Kathmandu is situated at an altitude of 1400m whereas Everest base camp is situated at an elevation of 5380m.
Thus, in total you will gain an elevation of 4000m. As a result, there will be variation in the weather of various places during the trek.
As you ascend higher, the weather turns out to be more unpredictable in this trek. Therefore, it is best to prepare well before the actual trek. Everest offers four different seasons- summer, spring, autumn, and winter.
Summer Season for Everest Base Camp Trek
In Everest summer falls in the months of June, July, and August. During these months, the minimum temperature at the highest point of this trek is around 0 degree Celsius. This is very delightful temperature considering the fact that you will be at the highest base camp of the world.
Howbeit, it is considered as the offseason for trekking due to the fact that monsoon coincides with it in Nepal. Anyway, if you plan your trek taking monsoon into account with appropriate trekking gear, summer trek in Everest could be a memorable experience.
Winter Season for the Base Camp Trek
In Everest the months of December, January, and February comprises the winter season. At this time of the year, Everest experiences minimum amount of rainfall. As a result of which, most stunning pictures of mountains are captured in this season. However, due to the heavy snowfall some trekking routes does not function in this season.
Furthermore, some places along the trek have extreme temperature of -20 degrees in winter. Thus, winter treks in Everest is least popular among trekkers. Nevertheless, for the people who like to trek in solitude, this season is ideal.
Autumn Season for Mt. Everest Base Camp
In Everest region, autumn falls in the months of September, October, and November. Autumn has moderate temperature and a slim chance of rainfall, as a result of which trekking in this season is extremely popular. This means you will have a pleasant trekking experience during this time of year. The day time temperature is mild and that of night time is also not that extreme.
Mount Everest Base Camp Trek Spring Season
Spring season in Everest base camp falls in the months of March, April, and May. During this time of year the natural vegetation of the region gets exceptionally verdant, especially of Sagarmatha national park. The walk through the pristine forest of rhododendron and pine is an amazing experience. Also, the temperature offered at this season is perfect for trekking.
Furthermore, the mountains, glaciers, and archaic villages are at their excellence during spring. Thus, photography becomes wonderful in the great environment of spring season.