The diverse landscape, scenic, natural beauty along with giant mountains makes Nepal a paradise for the adventure seeker and travel enthusiastic. Nepal is the home of the world’s highest mountain (Everest– 8,848m) along with eight of fourteen eight-thousand mountains in the world. The undisturbed natural beauty, traditional lifestyle, unique cultures, and the sense of trekking halfway up Everest, the world’s highest mountain is simply amazing.
Normally, Nepal has five seasons: Spring, Summer, Monsoon, Autumn, and Winter. Out of these, Spring & Autumn is considered as the best trekking season in Nepal, because these seasons have ideal weather which helps to see the crystal clear mountains and beautiful landscape. Generally, In Nepal monsoon starts from mid of June and gets in peck around August and goes down in early September.
If you trek Everest Region during the rainy season (we called monsoon) will be more interesting for the adventure seeker trekkers. Trekking in the rainy season can add difficulty for you. Weather fluctuation in each hour, rainfall, water everywhere, slippery trail, sometimes having chances of landslides and difficult pathways. But, if you have experienced monsoon in its full glory, then you realize there is no other season like it. Gloomy, mischievous sky, fresh air, the sound of raindrops, waterfalls, and rivers everywhere, green forest, and cool weather makes your trip memorable. The most important part, there are fewer trekkers on the way which means, you don’t need to be stuck in traffic jams during crossing suspension bridge, narrow trails, and checkpoint. The hotels and lodges have fewer crowds.
Here are more photos of Everest Base Camp Trek during Monsoon:
When you are trekking in the off-season, the safety things are most important. Here are some safety tips for you,
- Rainproof jackets, pants, trekking bags, long raincoats, and fast-drying socks are a must.
- To protect your trekking stuff, you must carry backpack cover waterproof protection.
- Monsoon means slippery trail, so bring a pair of fast-drying and if possible waterproof boots.
- Bring some dry fruits and chocolates along with hot water and keep a bottle with you. There might be closed hotels and tea houses during lunchtime.
- Since you are traveling in the monsoon season, there might be chances of landslides, so make sure to speak with every checkpoint, locals, and weather forecast. Preferably, more contact with the locals, they know weather conditions more than international weather stations, because the weather in the Mountains is normally hard to predict.
Normally, Everest Base Camp trek is 12 days moderate level trekking, which includes 35min thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and 10 days normal hiking which starts from 2,840m (Lukla) to 5545m (Kalapatthar) along with 5,364m (Everest Base Camp).