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Best Time to Visit Tibet Mt. Everest Base Camp

Every tourist's destination has a best time to visit, and Tibet Mt. Everest Base Camp is not exceptional. For most of tourists, Tibet is not only a dreamed land but also a tough land, and to pick up a good time to travel to Tibet Mt. Everest Base Camp must be stressed.

Winter is obviously too cold and summer sees more rains and clouds; see below what are the best times to visit Tibet Mt. Everest Base Camp

Top Best Time A: Mid-April to Mid-June

From April, May and middle-June is said to be the best time to visit the base camp. During this time period it's not as cold as in winter and the peak of Mount Everest can be seen very clearly. April and May are also the best times for people climbing to the top of Mount Everest.

Mt. Everest Base Camp in May
Mt. Everest Base Camp in May

 

Top Best Time B: Mid-September to Mid-October

After the monsoon and before the harsh winter, there's a small window of seeing the best state of Mount Everest. It lasts from September to November and there will be also many people trying to climb to the top of Mount Everest than in the spring.

Mt. Everest Base Camp in October
Mt. Everest Base Camp in October

Seasons of Everest

  • Winter: November to February, dominated by the southward migration of the northern hemisphere jet stream which brings high winds, cold temperatures and on occasion heavy snow falls. Winter can be a great time for trekking as the crowds try to avoid the cold clear out. Day temperatures are comfortable and sunny skies prevail, however it can get well below freezing at night.
  • Spring (pre monsoon): March until the unset of the monsoon. Ideal times to trek. Rain is infrequent and day temperatures are warm. Lots of trekkers and climbers are out in t-shirts
  • Monsoon season: From end of June to end of August is influenced by the Indian monsoon, which brings frequent rainfall and cloudy days. Clouds and rain generally obscure the peaks and it's not an ideal time to visit compared with other seasons. But since precipitation in Tibet is one of the least in the world, so there is still some chance to see despite the monsoon rain. Mt. Everest in clouds
    Mt. Everest in clouds
  • Autumn (post monsoon): from the end of monsoon until temperatures get cold in December. Good time for trekking with generally clear days and comfortable temperatures.
  • It's not ideal to travel to the region between July and August once the monsoon sets in. Cloudy weather and rain obscure the peaks and it's harder to see the peak of the Everest.
  • Most of the precipitation that falls in the base camp region occurs during the monsoon season of July and August, the rest of the year is fairly dry
Travelers' Questions Might Help

The questions raised by our past customers can help you get a more clear picture about tours to Tibet, read them or tell us your own questions via the form on the right side, our specialists will reply you within 24 hours.

user portrait Mr. St*** from: Kailash Circuit ( 18 Days )

ello, we are willing to organized a tour of Kailash from Lhassa for a group of 4 persons (3 french and 1 from Kazakstan) around end of august. Could you provide a private tour for 4 persons ? and for what price ?

Thank you very much

St***

Answered by Helen

Dear St***, 

Greetings from Helen at Budget Tibet Tour, thanks for visiting our website and sending your inquiry. I do not know if your friend who hold Kazakstan can apply China visa, as it is quite strict for them to get China visa, and almost the embassy would turn them down. So please tell your friend about it. No offence, and we had Kazakstan clients before but failed to get China visa so cannot come to join in the tour. If there are 3 or 4 of you, and I just wonder whether it will be OK for you to join in a group tour, and we have the group tour on 12th Sept, which I can provide you some discount if all of you would like to join in, and also our group size is 4 to 12 people, so not large group.  I will provide you the private tour quote too with 3 people and 4 people and also you can start it in Aug or Sept any time you want. And 30th Aug. will be Tibet Shoton festival which will last about 1 week in Lhasa, and the highlight will be the first day in Drepung Monastry for Thangka Buddha Show there. Best regards.

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user portrait Ms. jo*** from: 10 Days Tibet Mt. Everest Base Camp plus Namtso Lake Group Tour

hi

I am interested in your 10D Tibet Mt. Everest Base Camp plus Namtso Lake Group Tour for the departure date on 20 May. However I may likely book the flight arriving Lhasa on 17 May. is it possible to arrange the Tibet tour permit from 17 May before start of tour?

as my flight will be arriving at around 6pm after the free airport pick up time, can I take the airport shuttle bus by myself to my accommodation without a guide? how do I arrange pick up from my own-arranged hotel to the hotel booked by this tour on day 1 of itinerary?

also I am booking for one pax only and will like to share room. currently only one pax has booked. may I know if there is a minimum group size for the tour to be confirmed? or will it be last minute cancelled if the tour booking does not meet the minimum pax requirement.?

Answered by Helen

Dear Ms. jo***,

Thanks very much for your inquiry, and we currently have one departure date on 20th of May, you are quite welcome to join us! I was wondering whether you could fly to Lhasa on 20th or not. Well, you can also arrive in Lhasa on 17th, but there is extra fee. When you arrive in Lhasa at 6pm of 17th, you'll miss our free pick up on 20th, please note that you can't take bus or taxi from airport to hotel by yourself, because when you enter Lhasa, you must be escorted with a guide according to the policy (there will be policeman check-point on the way from airport to downtown), so the guide will pick you up at the airport and help you pass the check-point, and there is extra pick up fee. There is one tourist who has booked this tour, but he will stay in a single room. We will try our best to find a roommate for you, but if we fail, I was wondering whether you mind staying in guesthouse (dorm-bed, public bathroom, with breakfast), which can avoid single room supplement fee for you. The minimum group size is two persons, now there is one tourist has booked this tour, if you book this tour, there are two persons together, we won't cancel it. I will send detailed itinerary to you by email, please check it. Warm regards.


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user portrait Mr. Ro*** from: Mount Kailash Tour Cost

Hi ,

Can I get information to do the Inner Kora Darshan of Mount Kailash. I am planning to start my tour from Lhasa. Appreciate if you could provide details//// Tour Operators . Please note I will flying from Canada to Lhasa and I do have a mutiple Chinese Visa.

Answered by Helen

Dear Mr. Ro***, 

Greetings from Helen at Budget Tibet Tour, thanks for visiting our website and sending your inquiry. Normally people are not allowed to take the Inner Kora unless they finish the 13 circles outside kora, so at present we never managed it successful for the inner Kora tour there. And we only have the 15 days Tibet Mount Kailash Trekking plus Mt. Everest Base Camp tour available every month from April to Oct. Please kindly let me know when you would like to do this tour? So I can recommend you the proper date. Your visa will be No problem for us to apply Tibet permit. I will send you more details by email. Best regards.


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