Trek to the mountains is not as easy as it seems. It is very important that you select the time of year that is the most suitable for travel.
While planning a trek to EBC, the foremost decision to be made is the time of year you are planning to travel. Although the EBC trail is open throughout the year, it is best to choose the trekking season beforehand. March to May and September to November are considered the best months for trekking at high altitudes, with October being the optimal month and the right weather season.
The EBC trail from March to May is the start of the warmer season and a fresh environment. The days are warm and sunny with a temperature ranging from 26 degrees Celsius to 30 degrees Celsius whereas during the night time the temperature ranges from 5 degree Celsius to 8 degrees Celsius. However, the travel during April may call for some trouble due to unpredictable weather. The mountain region is closed due to raise in temperature during the month of May. This season welcomes the bloom of the National flower, the rhododendron making the scenery beautiful. The greenery all around will amaze you with its beauty alongside the site of the cold mountain peaks
Another preferred season for trekking is September to November. During this trekking season to EBC, October is considered the most appropriate month for traveling. September marks the end of the monsoon and the Everest Base Camp trail awaits travelers once more. The forests and the lush green vegetation along with the paddy plantation in the lower elevation are gorgeous to watch. As the monsoon ends and the trekking season just starts, the crowd is fewer in September in comparison to other months. Fewer crowds mean easy accommodations and easier travel.
October is the festive season which is why you will indulge yourself in the most beautiful culture of the Nepali people during this month. The most awaited festival, Dashain is celebrated in October which has a huge effect on the trip. The trek this month, is not only limited to trekking and nature but the overwhelming celebration of the great festival of “Bada Dashain”. The celebration of those festive days will add to your experience. The colors, the costumes, the largest bamboo swings, and with this, the gorgeous vegetation and forest, the rocky terrains, and the mesmerizing view of Mount Everest. The beauty of the mountains and the pathway through the woods and the plains itself is enough to mesmerize you. But with the added joy of the festival, the celebration among the various ethnicities of the Nepali people along with their varied culture and traditional folk music will never fade from your hearts.
Then comes November, which is also one of the suitable seasons for a trek to the foot of Mount Everest. The weather however is on the colder side than any other trekking season. Days are warmer and the nights colder. With the autumn season nearing an end, the weather seems to be appropriate and the views are clear. Temperature ranges from 18-25 degrees Celsius during the day while 7 degrees Celsius during the nighttime. In addition to all the astonishing experiences of the journey to the world’s highest peak, you will explore other breathtaking mountains such as Ama Dablam, Mt Lhotse, and more. If you are lucky you will also be able to witness and celebrate the festival of lights also known as Tihar.
No matter when you chose to travel to the Everest Base Camp, it is going to be the most thrilling, exciting, adventurous, and unforgettable journey that you will forever cherish in your heart. All in all, the entire journey to the mountains is a journey toward heaven here on Earth.