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Everest Base Camp Trek in August

Published 17th Jun, 2019

Everest Base Camp Trek in August is not recommended time for trekking in Nepal but an adventure lover and daring people can do this trek.

Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular and thrilling adventure around the world, you had ever experience in your lifetime. This trek apart you away from people, their stress, large noises of city areas and gives you perfect indulgence.

August is a wet monsoon season of Nepal, but still it is preferred by many tourists to trek at this time. The trekking routes are often quite and risky, as the ways are slippery all along due to frequent occurrence of rain. So, most of the trekking routes are often closed, but you can still go for Everest Base Camp Trek. The route is open all year round.

Since, it is a monsoon season; there is a huge chance of lightening, thundersome and even landslides. Thus, only few numbers of people prefer to trek during this season. You will see very less number of people trekking to this Everest Base Camp Trek.

Possibility to trek in Everest Base Camp during August

When you are fully strong-minded about trekking to EBC during August, you have to be fully prepared to face the obstacles that you may come your way. During this season, rainfalls are usually very heavy. Normally, weather is moderate during this season, as daytime is hot while night is fairly cold.

If you choose to trek during this season, you will definitely be in benefit as trekking trails and tea houses are least crowded. There is also high chance of occasional mountains views. So, it is better to start your trekking early in the morning, as you can enjoy verdure view of hills and mountains at their best.  Higher attitude above 4000m is dry, thus rainfall is rare here.

This beautiful trek will leads to the most beautiful place of the world i.e. Kala Patthar, which provides a complete package to view the tallest mountain of the world.

Everest Base Camp weather and temperature in August

As August is the end of monsoon season just before Autumn, you will experience vibrant sunlight and warm sunny weather here. This period of time is prejudiced by cloudy days and repeated raining. The temperature here may go high around 16 to 18℃ at daytime and may drop around – 1 to 2℃ at night. You may expect the sun to rise for about 6 to 7 hours per day. The average wind speed in the month of August is 16 km/h.

Tips to Trek in Everest Base Camp in August

  • It is better to begin your trek in the early morning as it usually rain in the evening.
  • Make sure to wear light T-shirt and water proof jackets and pants.
  • It is very necessary to carry raincoat or umbrella with you.
  • As it is monsoon season, you will be prone to leaches, insects, snakes and mosquitoes in lower attitude. So you should carry repellent and salt with you.
  • Do not use heavy shoes as it tends to get wet during rain. Its better to wear light shoes.

If you are trekking alone in EBC during August, make sure to hire a local tour guide as it is very risky to travel alone. In this monsoon season, there is high chance of landslides, which can affect your trekking trails.

Thus, you need to make sure, to take precautions and safety tips from your tour guide. You should also always remember to take updates from travel agency.


August is one of the best time to trek to Everest Base Camp, if you want to experience more adventure. Most of the people avoid trekking in August due to leeches, rainfalls and slippery routes, landslides. You may experience rainfall almost every day in the month and mountain views will be hidden behind clouds during daytime.

Trekking trails will also be very muddy which is affected by monsoon. So, you should always prepare yourself according to situations. It is considered as one of the best time for trekking. You can easily find accommodation and likeness service for your trek. It is good choice to trek to EBC in August as it won’t rain much there even in monsoon season.

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