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Best time to travel to Everest Base Camp

Author: Catherine Go

Last Updated:Dec 02, 2015 See More at
Mt. Everest is reputed as the highest mountain in the world, but the height of this peak is decreasing day by day due to the global warming. The official height of the Everest is 8848.13 meters above sea level, but it is 8844.43 meters above sea level in 2005 according to the latest survey. Every year, lots of people from all over the world come here to visit this greatest mountain which belongs to the Himalayan ranges. The best time to travel to the Mt. Everest is from April to May and from September to November or we can say in spring and autumn. 


The Mount Everest is located at the border between Nepal and Tibet. Its northern part is located in Tingri County in southwestern Tibet. There are two Everest base camps on opposite sides of Mount Everest, namely South Everest Base Camp in Nepal and North Everest Base Camp in Tibet. The best place to view the Mt. Everest is at the EBC in Tibet. At the Everest Base Camp in Tibet, travelers can see the magnificent northern face of this highest peak on the earth.

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Many experienced mountaineers also choose to climb the Mt. Everest from the north side as it is more challenging than the south side. Tibet EBC is located at an altitude of 5,200 metres (17,056 ft) and is used when climbing via the northeast ridge. The North Base Camp has vehicle access (at least in the summer months) through a 100km road branching to the South from the Friendship Highway near Shegar. Climbers typically rest at base camp for several days for acclimatization to reduce the risks and severity of altitude sickness. In fact, the "tourists Base Camp" is located about half-way between Rongbuk Monastery and the actual climbers Base Camp at the foot of Rongbuk glacier.




To get a better understanding of the best time to go to Tibet, let’s see the below monthly temperature of Everest Base Camp in Tibet. Weather in the mountains is notoriously difficult to predict. At night it is generally cooler, while the days are generally warm. 

Monthly Temperature of Eeverst Base Camp 














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Its winter generally starting from January to March will be bit colder but you can see the Mount Everest really clear and great. Actually, the days can be quite beautiful and warm if the sun is out. There will be bit of snow during the month of January, February and December. It is also important to make sure that you can stay warm and dry in just about any conditions. It is really unpredictable. The temperature could be as high as 20° C and as low as -15°C. 


From April to May, even mid-June, it is really the greatest time to go there because it is not as cold as in winter and also you will be able to see the peak very clear and sometimes lots of mountaineers for April and May is also the best time to climb the Everest. 


From mid-June to August, it is summer and also the monsoon season there when it receives lots of rainfall. During the monsoon season, the Mt. Everest might be covered by mist and disppoint you if you are eager to see its real appearance. However, it is very cool in this season in Tibet and you can enjoy good weather in other parts of Tibet. So summer is actually the best time to visit Tibet though it is not the best time to visit the world’s highest peak. 



Then from September to November, after the monsoon passes and before the harsh winter moves in, there is a small window of opportunity available to view the best state of the Mt. Everest. In this season, there will also be much more climbers than in spring. 


If you are interested in a trek from Tingri to Everest Base Camp, the best time extends from mid-September to May. From early September when the monsoonal rains decrease. By end of September through to December the weather is usually stable with mild to warm days, cold nights. February, March, April, May, October, November, December are favorable to do Everest base camp trek.


Since 2010, a visit to the North Base Camp in Tibet requires a permit called Alien’s travel permit from the Chinese government, on top of the Tibet entry permit required to visit Tibet itself. At this time such permits must be arranged via Tibet travel agencies as part of a package tour that includes hiring a vehicle, a driver and a guide. can help you arrange it perfectly, so what you should do is to pack up your bags and come to Tibet at the best time.  

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  1. Feb 06 , 2015 04:10
    Asked by jit Charles** from USA

    Visit t to Monastry to view Mt. Everest

    Hi! If we are flying in from the US (we are also Indian Nationals), what is the easiest way to get to Rongbuk Monastery?

    Is that the place to get the best view of Mt. Everest (without climbing) it?  

    Should we fly into Kathmandu and Lukhla or is there a better way to get to Rongbuk Monastery?

    How long will it take to get to Rongbuk Monastery from the nearest airport?

    What travel services do you offer?


    Ranjit Charles (rcharles@biztech

    Feb 09, 2015
    Answered by Tibettravel.Org
    Hello Ranjit, thanks for your question. Actually normally our customers will take a flight to Lhasa and then go to the Everest by road. In this way you can get used to the high altitude step by step. If you want to go to Tibet by air, there are 2 ways: 1. fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa 2. fly from Mainland China to Lhasa. Our company could provide tour package services and air ticket booking service to you. We have assigned one professional trip advisor to you, who will contact you within 24 hours. :)
  1. Mar 14 , 2015 04:24
    Asked by Smerdon** from USA

    Are there minimum group numbers to enter the area?

    I have heard you need a minimum number of people in a group to go.  Is this the case, or can a small party of only two arrange to travel there.


    Mar 18, 2015
    Answered by Tibettravel.Org
    We just have maximum group size, which is limited to 12PAX in a group and we guarantee the departure of the tour! I will send you an Email to let you know about it!
  1. Jul 03 , 2015 19:10
    Asked by k Shek** from United States

    Best chance for clear view

    We're doing research to this topic.  Our plan is to travel to the base camp area to just "view" Mt. Everest.  So, good weather is the ultimate desire.  So far, this is the best summary of weather patterns up there.  We're getting conflicting recommendations.  As we will likely have 1 to 2 days there, would September just be the best month, offering the better, if not best (Mother Nature permitting, of course) chance to see clearly to the

    Jul 06, 2015
    Answered by Tibettravel.Org
    Yes, Sep is the best moment to travel to Tibet and I will send you an Email to let you know more about it!
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