Trekking in Nepal is dream for many trekkers.Everest Base Camp is the best trekking destination in Nepal. But is it possible for Everest Base Camp Trek in July? What are the weather, temperature and terrain is like during July. This blog will discuss everything that we need to know about Everest Base Camp trek in July.
July is Monsoon season in Nepal and off-peak season for trekking in Nepal. Therefore, there are few trekkers travelling in mountain regions. Generally, the rainfall occur during the morning and evening, so you can walk in clear environment during the day. On the bright side, the reain clears the weather and you will be able to view beautiful mountain peaks.
Having the right plans, preparation, guide, trekking agency can be a great help in making your trek to Everest Base Camp a great one in July.
Highlights of trek in Everest Base Camp in July
- Trekking to the footsteps of Everest, the highest mountain of the world
- Short yet thrilling mountain flight to and from Lukla
- Namche Bazaar (world’s highest trade market)
- Full gush of rivers and waterfalls
- Enjoy Trekking in Rain
- The air will be clean as the dust settles down.
- Numerous stupas and prayer wheels along the way
- Experience of a unique culture and lifestyle of remote mountain region of Nepal
- View of the majestic, snow capped mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori on clear days
- Lush, green forest, blooms of wildflowers, alpine flowers
- Tengboche Monastery (largest monastery of Khumbu region)
- Khumbu Glacier (largest glacier of Nepal)
- Quiet and less crowded trails, tea houses.
- Some tea houses and agencies offer discounted monsoon packages and flights
Everest Base Camp Trek in July
There are various aspects you need to consider before you plan your EBC Trek in August.
July falls in the start of the monsoon season in Nepal. It can get very humid, hot and wet on most of the trekking trails in Nepal. This month sees maximum rainfall along with thunderstorms.
For the lower regions of your trekking, you can expect temperatures above 16 degrees Celsius for the days and around 5 degrees Celsius during the nights throughout the trekking route.
The weather conditions and temperatures change and become less stable as you go higher up in altitude. You should always be prepared for this during treks to passes and to base camps.
The weather in Everest Base Camp is slightly colder and drier than the lower regions of the trek.
Most of the tea houses in the Everest region are open throughout the year except for the months of December and January with a few exceptions.
This month sees very less number of trekkers, so you can get your pick from the available tea houses, suitable rooms. Some of the packages do come with a pre-booked tea houses.
Food and Water
One of the best things about trekking in July is not having to queue for your food. You can eat when you please without having to wait for your turn.
Most of the tea houses, restaurants along the trails will be open for business during this month and will have less occupancy.
It is also recommended to have purification-tabs or gels for safety against water contamination.
You can purchase bottled water, hot water, soda, coffee, tea along the way. However, the prices do go up with the increase in altitude. It is always recommended to pay for refilling your water bottle over buying a new one.
With or without a Guide
Trekking with a guide especially during the month of July is strongly recommended. An experienced guide will make sure that you have a comfortable and safe trek.
Experienced guides have the knowledge on the changing weather conditions in Nepal and so will have all the necessary and latest information of the trails.
They will know which trails to take and to avoid, the landslide and mudslide areas, any recent trail damage that may have occurred and so on.
Trekking solo or without a guide is possible on these trails, however, your trek may be halted on the trails for your safety by the authorities during rainfalls, thunderstorms.
Duration of the Trek
The number of days for your trek depends on which package you are comfortable with. The duration of the treks depends on where you choose to start your trek, the transportation you use, the number of acclimatization days and so on.
Almost all these trekking packages require you to walk on rough terrain for at least 5/6 hours on a daily basis. The uphill and downhill treks can be more comfortable if you prepare in advance.
Physical Fitness and Experience
Trekking to Everest Base Camp is slightly more adventurous during the month of July.
It is suitable for anyone who is comfortable walking uphill, downhill on rough, uneven trails in all weather conditions for 6/7 hours on a daily basis.
The experience of trekking to Everest Base Camp during the month of July will be unique in many ways: unexpected clear days, muddy and slippery trails, blooms of wildflowers, less crowded trails, your pick of tea houses and rooms, no queue for meals.
Trekking in Nepal to the Everest Base Camp is possible throughout the year including July with the right preparation, equipment, gear and flexible number of trekking days.
It is adventurous, challenging and thrilling experience. The rainfalls are usually sharp and short and should not bother your trek.
You will never have to worry about accommodation or meals as the trails will be less crowded.
Due to the rain, the forest, terrace farms, valleys, hills and the trails will be more lush and green making for spectacular views of the landscape and surrounding. You can enjoy the forests at their best along with the blooms of alpine flowers.
For further information regarding your trek in August to Everest Base Camp or any other regions of Nepal, feel free to contact us.