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Best Time to Climb Mount Everest

The world's highest peak, Mount Everest, is the main peak of the Himalayas, located in the magical Tibet. It is known as the third pole of the world as well as the most beautiful valley in the world. This magical land with its splendor and magnificence makes every tourist moved.

However, the climate of Everest is changeable and extremely harsh, so it is necessary to choose the right time to travel to mount Everest. When is the best time to climb mount Everest?

The best time to climb Everest is the seasons of late spring, early summer and early autumn. That is to say months of April, May, and some days in September, October, and November. Because during this period, the weather can most likely to be fine with good visibility so that tourists can have more chances to appreciate the whole view of mount Everest. And more important, it is relatively more secure.

But actually, traveling in different seasons you can enjoy different sceneries of mount Everest.

Best Time to Travel Everest Base Camp

Best Time to Climb Mount Everest

Travel Mt. Everest in Spring

Dust from the plains of India during the spring routinely provides less than ideal conditions for clear mountain views. April and early May is a good time to see the hedgerows and trees bursting into bloom, with Rhododendrons, in particular, adding a spectacular splash of color to the landscape.

Best Time to Climb Mount Everest

Travel Mt. Everest in Summer
In summer, Everest is in the rainy season. Although the misty rain will block the sight and make tourists unable to see the full view of mount Everest, the scenery of the misty rain is really intoxicating. 

In summer, please pay attention to the threatening monsoon season. July and August are not good choice. The views will be much better after the summer monsoons have cleared the atmosphere of dust, but the days are shorter and cooler. 

Best Time to Climb Mount Everest

Travel Mt. Everest in Autumn
The people who visit Everest in autumn are not so much (except for the China's National Day holidays 1, Oct. to 7, Oct.), so you can have a leisure time to go to mount Everest. The cost will be much cheaper than in other months. 

Best Time to Climb Mount Everest
Travel Mt. Everest in Winter

The winters are cold and snow may make it much more difficult to climb Everest. But the majestic mount Everest will be a little bit higher in winter than in other seasons, and it will appear even great and splendid.

The snowy plateau with bright sunshine is not as cold as it seems. In the daytime, areas with direct sunlight is even warmer than most parts of China.

The exodus of tourists gives the vast land a peaceful place, leaving only the warm sun, the Tibetan people and the scenery that they had never seen before.

Best Time to Trek Everest Base Camp without Rainy Days: Sep to Jan

Sept to Jan are excellent months to travel to Everest base camp because these days are quite dry. The weather is beginning to get warmer with the particular periodic quick shower. It is sometimes quieter than the other peak period of Sept to Nov.

Best Time to Trek Everest Base Camp Fast: January to February

These months can be very cold but it is generally dry and clear and all the routes are very quiet which is great.

Temperature of Mt. Everest

Its summit temperatures in January average -33° F (-36° C) and can drop to -76° F (-60° C), and its average summit temperature in July is -2° F (-19° C).
At night it is generally cooler, while the days are generally warm.
Winter (January and February) will be bit colder but 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.

Climbing seasons of Everest:

The 6 weather periods of EVEREST (not definitive)
Very Wet
June 7 to Sep 30
Autumn Window
Dry, Warm, Calm
Oct 1 to Oct 20
Very Windy, Cold, Very Dry, Dark
Oct 20 to Nov 30
Very Windy, Very Cold, Dry, Dark
Dec 1 to Feb 28
Windy, Cold, Dry
Mar 1 to May 20
Spring Window
Dry, Warm, Calm
May 20 to June 6

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