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Everest Base Camp Trek in Monsoon Season

Rajan Jung Adhikari

Everest Base Camp Trek in Monsoon Season

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Everest Base Camp Trek in Monsoon Season, Don’t you want to have an experience of the same thing in a different way from others? Do you experience trekking in Nepal in an off-season? Do you love travelling along the least crowded trekking trails to Everest Region?

All you have to do is book Everest Base Camp Trek in Monsoon Season with us. Spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November) are the best seasons of Everest Base Camp Trek.

Since these are peak seasons of Everest Trek, the entire region remains busy and occupied by international trekkers from all over the world.

Trips - Everest Base Camp Trek in Monsoon Season

Everest Trek in Monsoon Season is the best way to experience the natural and cultural attractions of the Khumbu Region from a different perspective. Yes, it frequently rains in the monsoon season all over Nepal except in the rain shadow areas of Upper Mustang Trek and Upper Dolpo Trek.

The Everest Base Camp Trekking trails remain muddy and slippery due to heavy rainfall in the monsoon season. You need to be extra cautious while trekking to the base camp of Mt. Everest (8,848.86m) in the rainy season in Nepal.

There are a few challenges of Everest Base Camp in Monsoon Season that you have to get ready to cope with. The muddy and slippery trails, disturbance in flight schedule, showers and rainclouds, leeches and bugs are the most common challenges of this trip.

However, our professional trekking guide and his expertise definitely assist you to overcome these challenges though. Our ethics and friendly company will make your offs-season trekking in Nepal more a lifelong memory.

This article aims at giving you detail knowledge about Everest Base Camp Trek in Monsoon Season.

Everest base camp trek Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,429ft)

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing

Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,860m/9,383ft) and Trek to Phakding (2,610m/8,563ft) -4 Hours

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/10,958ft) -6 Hours

Day 05: Acclimatization Day

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3,860m/12,664ft) -5 Hours

Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4,410m/14,469ft) – 5 Hours

Day 08: Acclimatization Day

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4,910m/16,109ft) -5 Hours

Day 10: Hike to Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,598ft) and Trek to Gorak Shep (5,140m/16,864ft) – 8 Hours

Day 11: Hike to Kala Patthar (5,550m/18,209ft) and Trek to Periche (4,240m/13,911ft) – 7 Hours

Day 12: Trek down to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286ft) – 6 Hours

Day 13: Trek down to Lukla – 7 Hours

Day 14: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu – 45 Minutes

Day 15: Fly Back to Home Country

Weather Challenge 

While doing Everest Base Camp Trek in Monsoon Season, you have to be ready for frequent changes in weather condition. In the monsoon season, Everest Region remains cool in mornings and nights while warmer in daytime.

The average temperature of the region ranges from 22ºC in the daytime to -5ºC at nights. Although the weather remains unpredictable during the monsoon season, it does not rain all the time.

Rainclouds may obstruct the scenic beauty of the gorgeous Himalayas, lush valleys, and green hills in monsoon season. However, Everest Base Camp Trek in Monsoon Season is the best time for witnessing the most pleasant scenery of the Himalayas and the skies. After the rainfalls, the skies and the surrounding look amazingly refreshing. This is the right moment everyone loves to witness at least once in a lifetime!

While in Everest Trek in Monsoon, we advise you to wear layered clothes to adjust in changing weather condition. As it rains all of a sudden, you had better wear waterproof clothes as the outermost layer.

Everest Base Camp Trek Flight Condition

Everest Base Camp Trek in Monsoon Season

Flight condition is one of the challenges of Everest Base Camp Trek in Monsoon Season. All of a sudden, the skies might be covered by rainclouds that cause poor visibility.

Lukla Airport, also called Tenzing Hillary Airport is the only airport to begin Everest Base Camp Trek and Gokyo Lakes Trek.

The thick fog and rainclouds might frequently disturb the Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flights.

Thus, it is wise to keep a few days extra for doing Everest Base Camp Trek in Monsoon Season.

Trail Condition in Monson season 

The best time for Everest Base Camp Trek is either spring (March, April, and May) or autumn (September, October, and November).

During the peak seasons of Everest Trek, the trail condition remains comparatively busy. International trekkers from all over the world prefer doing Everest Base Camp Trek in either of the peak seasons.

Trail condition is another challenge of Everest Base Camp Trek in Monsoon Season. As it frequently rains in this season, the trail remains muddy and slippery.

You have to be more careful while ascending or descending through the steep trails during the monsoon season.

Next, leeches and bugs also create some kind of challenge while Monsoon season trekking to Everest Base Camp.

Most of the trails of EBC Trek lie within the Sagarmatha National Park forests. These forests remain damp and wet with wild weeds during monsoon season. And these insects are more active in wet season causing more challenge to the trekkers.

Nevertheless, you can take a few precautions to fight against the challenge of leeches and bugs. Wear long sleeve clothes and carry a handy bug repellent to get rid of these insects. Regularly check if any of these parasites are about to attack you.

Trekkers Population

Everest Base Camp Trek in Monsoon Season is the best package of trekking in Nepal for those who prefer less crowded trekking trails.

As very limited trekkers make Everest Base Camp Trek in rainy season, the trails remain far less busy. You can enjoy the full vistas despite the threats of rain and fog.

At a glance, it seems as if the entire Everest Region is only yours because you don’t see many other fellow trekkers.

Fewer travelers mean that you can befriend with the trekkers from other parts of the world. In a sense, Everest Base Camp Trek in Monsoon Season is a way to expanding your personal and professional bonding as well.

Scenic Attraction while you are in Everest Base Camp Trek in different Season

The most beautiful reward of Everest Base Camp Trek in Monsoon Season is scenic attraction. Although it rains without prior warning, the scenery after the rain stops is so attractive that no words can describe them in words.

The skies look really freshening after the rainfalls that the entire surrounding looks as if burning to welcome you there. The snowcapped peaks glitter in the sunrays after the rainfall stops.

The lush valleys, icefalls, glacial lakes, glaciers, and the green forests combined with the blue skies are beyond description. I think we need William Shakespeare or Spencer or Homer to reflect the beauty of Everest Region after rainfalls in any words!

Food and Accommodation

Another charm of Everest Base Camp Trek in Monsoon Season is easy management of food and accommodation during the trip. No matter how large your group size is, food and accommodation management remains the game of the left hand!

The number of trekkers remains very few in Monsoon season trekking to the Everest. So, you don’t have to worry about food and accommodation services. You can even find the services on arrival at the teahouses or lodges in Everest Region.

You know, sometimes you might even get some discounts on food and accommodation services while on EBC Trek in Monsoon Season!

As usual, Everest Base Camp Trek in Monsoon Season is fully teahouse trekking in Nepal. It is the best time for leisurely trip to the base camp of Mount Everest (8,848.86m).

Conclusion: Everest Base Camp Trek in Monson

Everest Base Camp Trek in Monsoon Season is a different experience of trekking in Nepal from other treks in other seasons. This trip is the ultimate Nepal trekking package for those who prefer leisurely trekking through the less crowded trails and region.

Although occasional rainfall may be one of the challenges of EBC Trek in Monsoon Season, we recommend you this as a must-do activity once in a lifetime

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