With the lively aura of the lower vegetation alpine to the highest glacier and snowy atmosphere, descend deeply into the eastern Nepalese Himalayas with the Everest Base Camp Trek. The Khumbu region provides you with vast Himalayan sights, including the iconic Mount Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and up to Kanchenjunga throughout the East. Relish the exquisite panorama, which includes an entirely different angle on the mountain scenery and outstanding local and cultural ambiance in eastern Nepal.
Weather Patterns of the Everest Region
Similar to how a chameleon changes color, so makes Eastern Nepal’s weather pattern. Weather patterns likely vary depending on the altitude from Lukla up to Lobuche. In essence, during the monsoon season, this area experiences tremendous rainfall. In addition, severe snowfall falls from Lukla to Upper Dingboche. In all other words, comprehending the weather phenomenon can give you a better trek throughout the EBC. Similarly, the four seasons affect EBC’s weather events. And every season has an effect, both favorable and unfavorable, on the weather in the Everest region.
Ultimately, the delightful sensation won’t stop you from trekking the EBC year-round. The fact is that spring and autumn are the best times to be on the EBC trials. The Himalayas and the surrounding region of Khumbu are crystal clear in both seasons, leaving you chills. It is worth going to the Everest region from March through May and September through November. In these two seasons, the whole perspective of Namche Bazaar, Khumjung Valley, Kalapathhar, Gokyo valley, and Imja Tse glaciers appears abundantly clear.
Nevertheless, the temperature will be ideal, and there will be no substantial snow or precipitation in the Khumbu Region during these two seasons. However, there will be severe showers and snowstorms from June to August and from December to February. It will be tricky with the dense snow, gloomy conditions, and steep trail obstructing the panorama of the mountains and townships. However, if you can foresee and analyze weather events before leaving the Everest base camp trek, you can make the most of this adventure.
The route from Lukla to the Everest Base Camp
Witness the daring twin otter flight across canyons and picturesque scenery as it leaves Kathmandu for Lukla. The trek begins in the city of Lukla, where the substantial snowy Himalayas surround you. Within a few hours of beginning your trek, you will arrive at Phakding. Following the Sherpa dwellings, you will go to Namche Bazaar from Phakding. The bustling hamlet at the base of Mount Everest, Namche Bazaar, is where you can get the necessary appliances and food supplies.
Tengboche greets you as you exit the Namche Bazaar after your take the trial from the northwest. Moreover, passing through the chanting vibrations of monasteries, another major settlement of shrines, Dingboche bewilders you with its incredible generosity amidst the Himalayas. Envision yourself amid the vibrant greenery and pine forest as the route steadily rises to the Lobuche. From the edge of the Imja Tse glacier, you will cross the Gorakshep to reach Everest Base Camp. As you return to Gorakshep, you will follow the western trail, taking you to the peak of Kala Patthar at an elevation of more than 5000m. From here, the marvelous stances of the cyan icebergs, sharp gorges, and chilly eastern Himalayas will make you shudder with delight. Backtracking and using the same route will bring you to Lukla via Tengboche, Namche Bazaar, and Phakding.