Nepal is known globally as the home to the world’s highest peak in the world and a lot of people every year pursue tiresome yet adventurous trekking journeys there. The people you will come across during your trip will be one of the most friendly people you will come across in your whole life.Β 

To enjoy your trip, the time you decide to visit is of the essence. It could make or break your experience, so you don’t need to take it lightly.Β 

However, there is no single answer to what is the best time and the choice totally depends upon your personal preferences. Let’s see how! 

Weather Considerations 

First off, February to May is a fairly clear season, and it is perfect for people who avoid chilly weather and freezing nights. The weather is the most stable during these months, which is the reason why a lot of beginner trekkers choose this time to trek. 

The second period ranges from September to October with relatively colder temperatures. However, it’s not freezing and is easily bearable, especially when it comes to trekkers having a bit of experience.  

The most unstable weather conditions approach in the months of November through January. And even if the weather seems to be fair, it doesn’t take long for things to go downhill fast. 

Mostly, the nights are when it becomes the hardest as temperatures start to collapse under -20 degrees and up to -30 degrees. Trails can be totally blocked due to the dumping of snow causing fairly long delays.Β 

Lastly, make sure you stay away from the trails throughout the monsoon season. Conditions are not as safe as the tracks are wet and un-enjoyable. Moreover, it may become impossible for you to take breathtaking pictures of the mountain peaks, which basically make up a large part of your trip.Β 

Trekkers On The Trails 

Some people might want to watch hundreds of people descend the Everest Base Camp and like to have company around them, making them feel alive and somewhat secure. While, some would rather appreciate the beauties nature has to offer without any distractions, the peace-lovers. 

The peak trekking months are February through May and September to October. Due to the stable and bearable weather, the busyness of the trails increases, and you could expect a decent amount of people around. This could actually somewhat distract you from the views. So, if you can bear the cold but want a peaceful trek, you could go for the winter season.Β 

However, be prepared for any weather delays or other inconveniences and make sure to have proper cold-weather gear. 


So, we arrive at a conclusion that deciding the best time to Trek to Everest base camp is rather a question that you have to answer based on your personal preferences.Β 

We have seen the time when the weather is favorable as well as the time when you can avoid all the distractions, the factors which help you decide the best time for you to trek.Β 

Hence, if you are an experienced trekker and really want a challenging trip, go for the winter season however if you’re somewhat inexperienced with trekking and don’t want to take any risks, go for Feb-May or September to October season!