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Best Time to Trek Everest Base Camp (Tibet)

Every tourist 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 the best time to trek Everest Base Camp in Tibet matters.
Winter is obviously too cold and summer sees more rains and clouds. Check below what are the best time to visit Mount Everest Base Camp in Tibet.

Part 1. Best Time To Trek Everest Base Camp 
Part 2. Everest Base Camp Weather
Part 3. Special Attentions for Tibet Mount Everest Base Camp Trek

Part 1. The Best Time To Trek Everest Base Camp 

Best Time to Trek Everest Base Camp: Mid April - Mid June

From April, May and middle-June is said to be the best time to visit Mount Everest Base Camp. During this time, 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
Best Time to Trek Everest Base Camp - May

Best Time to Trek Everest Base Camp: Mid September - Mid October

After the monsoon and before the harsh winter, there's a small window to see the best state of Mount Everest. September to November is also one of the best time to trek Everest Base Camp. And there will be many people trying to climb to the top of Mount Everest as well.

Mt. Everest Base Camp in October
Best Time to Trek Everest Base Camp - October

Part 2. Everest Base Camp Weather

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

Part 3. Special Attentions for Tibet Mount Everest Base Camp Trek

  1. It usually takes 4 days to complete the Tibet-side Everest Base Camp trek. You start from Old Tingri and end at Rongbuk Monastery, the highest monastery in the world.
  2. The cost of a Tibet Everest Base Camp trek usually include seven parts - vehicle, guide, hotel, travel permits, entrance fee, meals, porters and animals.
  3. To trek at the Everest Base Camp in Tibet, besides Tibet Travel Permit, two more documents - Aliens Travel Permit and Tibet Border Pass are required also. Your travel guide will help you get it.
  4. For the Tibet Mount Everest Base Camp trek, you need to prepare a light down-filled sleeping bag, a pair of hiking sticks, a headlight, sleeping pad and a power bank.
  5. As for clothing, prepare something warm, including sun hat, gloves, down jacket, wind and water proof jacket, long underwear, warm pants, shirts, warm socks as well as a pair of strong and well-fitting boots.
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user portrait Ms. Ho*** from: When to get my Tibet permit

Hello, we are considering to travel in Tibet in summer. We are a family of 5, two adults and three kids, age 13(then), 10, 8. We are interested in the 10 days Mt. EBC & Namtso Lake Group tour. We are US citizens with valid 10-year Chinese multiple entry visa, which we have applied when we went to Beijing in 2019. We are currently living in South Korea.  


1. Are kids suitable (or even allowed) for this tour?  

2. If kids can join, are there any discount deals for kids?

Answered by Helen

Dear Ms. Ho***,

    Greetings from Helen at Budget Tibet Tour and welcome you to join our 10 days Mt. Everest & Namtso Lake group tour. For your questions: 1. Your kids are suitable for this tour. Travelling in Tibet is as safe for kids as it is for their parents. While the high Tibetan plateau may be the highest place on the planet, very often, the kids that visit this region are more adaptable and have fewer problems than their parents. We also have arranged wonderful Tibet tours for many families with kids such as a tour to EBC for a family with a 3-year-old son, a 9-year-old girl and a 11-year-old boy, they did have fun in Tibet and there is no problem for them. Or you can take some medicine under the guidance of doctor to prevent high altitude before enter Tibet. 2. If kids travel with you, we'll offer some discount for them, please check your email and find more detailed information. Thanks & Regards

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