Tour itinerary: Kathmandu
Being the highest peak in the world with an altitude of 8,849m Mount Everest beautifully and proudly stands between the Nepal and Tibet border and in the Solukhumbu district of Nepal. The Sanskrit name for Mount Everest is Sagarmatha which means “peak of heaven” justifying the name it gives us the vibes of heaven itself. It is believed in history that, On July 20, 1919, Sir Edmund Percival Hillary who was with Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay, they were the first person to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Apart from being amazingly beautiful Mount Everest or base camp may have some disadvantages like suffering from altitude sickness. It is most likely to have breathing difficulties when you are at such heights. Many accidents have been reported on Everest base camps and Mount Everest peak itself. That is why you need to be more careful when you decide to trek to EBC. Mount Everest is certainly the highest peak on earth. You must expect the temperature likewise. The temperature in Everest base camp (EBC) can be extremely cold. Generally at the altitude of 5,200mwhich is definitely above sea level has characterized a climate called mountain plateau climate which is coldest throughout all the months. The coldest months in EBC are November-February when the temperature reaches -17 degrees Celsius. July and August are rainy seasons they are comparatively warmer. Spring in EBC i.e. (April – May) generally has the daytime temperature around 15 degrees celsius whereas at night it can fall to -1 degrees Celsius. With this bearable temperature, the spring season is definitely the best time to visit EBC providing clear and blue skies, and a view of the summit.
During the monsoon season (June to September) the temperature is good. At day time reaching up to 22 degrees Celsius and at night falling around 4 degree Celsius this season seems to have a warmer climate. But due to heavy rainfall, the roads might be muddy and may cause some trouble to trekkers. During autumn the daytime temperature reaches 17 degrees Celsius and falls around -8 degree Celsius at night.
Well, winter is cold everywhere. In EBC, being the coldest season the temperature in winter (November to April) can be around -5 degrees Celsius in day time whereas, it greatly falls to -10 to -15 degree Celsius at night. However, if you really like the cold, you can still visit EBC in early winter. In fact, you will get an amazing view of clear blue skies and bright sunshine.
Best time to visit EBC
Even though EBC welcomes everyone almost all the months, still the best time to visit EBC is April to May and September to October. At this time the temperature is moderate with slight rainfall. You get the chance to see the dazzling view of mountains, clear blues skies, and snow. However, if you are on a limited budget the best time for you is early winter. You can actually get cheaper accommodation and food in early winter.
Note: it is almost impossible to trek in mid and late winter due to extreme cold and snowfall and higher chances of avalanches.
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