Everest Base Camp Trek in JuneMay 2, 2018 No Responses Mosaic Adventure
June, a rainy month is on its way now !!!
It is the month when the earth smells fresh and the mountains and hills are decorated with the layers of lush green carpets.
There are many trekking routes in all parts of the country. Also, there are several trekking trails that can be enjoyed even during the monsoon season.
As most of Nepal will experience rainy seasons during June month, but the northern regions of Nepal are the exception.
The trekking region comes alive during monsoon months and the flora and fauna here will make great company.
Basically, Nepal offers a four climatic season in a year. Thus, every time trekking in the Himalayas is going to be a different experience. Just as every changing season provide different conditions while trekking in Nepal.
Undoubtedly, the fall and spring are the best seasons for trekking in Nepal. During this time, the popular trekking trails like Everest, Annapurna, and Langtang region gets lots of visitors.
But there are also several treks which are still possible during monsoon season. Everest Base Camp trek is one of them which are still possible to trek during this time.
Everest region is one of the most demanding areas for trekking activities. Everest Base Camp trek is one of the most famous treks in the world.
The trekking trail of the Everest Base Camp has to offer a plenty of things. It is one of the most adventurous places in the world you should not miss !!!
While having Everest Base Camp trek in June, you’ll get the best experience of going through some village of Sherpa people. You’ll get a plenty of opportunities to learn about their culture, traditions, and lifestyle.
You’ll surely be happy to see the welcoming attitude of the local Sherpa people. You’ll absolutely memorize the quality time during this trek for a lifetime. If you’re interested to get trekking experience in this month then contact us.
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Table of Contents
- Highlights of Everest Base Camp trek in June
- Weather conditions for Everest Base Camp Trek in June
- Tips for Everest Base Camp Trek in June
- What to wear during Everest Base Camp Trek in June?
- Essential Equipment List for Everest Base Camp Trek in June
Highlights of Everest Base Camp trek in June
- A scenic flight from and to Lukla
- Sagarmatha National Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
- Namche Bazaar, a heartland of Sherpa people
- Tengboche Monastery, one of the largest monasteries of Khumbu region
- Kala Patthar, the best vantage point for panoramic views of the entire Mount Everest massif
- Khumbu Glacier, one of the world’s highest glacier
- Everest Base Camp,
- Astonishing view of Mt. Ama Dablam most beautiful mountain of Everest region
- Ancient Buddhist monasteries, Chortens, Mani walls, and prayer flags
- Close up exploration of Sherpa culture and traditions.
- Green lush vegetations
- Trails are more clean and beautiful
- Less crowd
- Different options for accommodation
Weather conditions for Everest Base Camp Trek in June
June marks the start of the rainy season in Nepal that continues until the end of September.
Nepal has a great deal of variation in climate. Weather conditions in Nepal vary from region to region. Rainfall in Pokhara is 3,345 mm but in Mustang it is below 300 mm.
The Kathmandu valley has a pleasant climate in all year around. The annual rainfall in Kathmandu generally exceeds 1300 mm.
In Nepal, altitude also affects the annual rainfall or precipitation patterns. Up to about 3,000 m, annual rainfall increases with the altitude and thereafter diminish with increasing altitude.
Despite the arrival of monsoon can vary by as much as a month, in Nepal, it arrives in mid-June. Generally, it is preceded by the violent thunderstorm and lightning. Monsoon in Nepal last still mid-September or sometimes at the end of September.
During monsoon, plains and lower Himalayas receive more than 70 percent of annual precipitation. Normally, the amount of rainfall declines from southeast to northwest.
Generally, the monsoon patterns in Nepal is it almost rains throughout the night and by the early morning, the sky starts clearing up.
In summer temperatures range more than 40-degree Celsius in Terai region. Whereas in the hilly region, temperatures range about 28-degree Celsius.
Average max temperatures during June is 25-degree Celsius in the sunny days and minimum -15-degree Celsius in the morning and night time.
During June, around Everest Base Camp area the temperatures start to increase around 16-degree Celsius. At night the temperatures drop downs to around -1 degree Celsius.
June features the longest days of the year, you can enjoy around 12-13 hours of sunshine each day. The length of a day is essentially constant. According to the previous record, the shortest day of this month is June 1 with 13 hours 47 minutes of daylight and the longest day is June 21, with 13 hours, 54 minutes of daylight.
The relative humidity during this month ranges between 32 % to 86 % rarely falling below 36 % or reaching as high as 100 % (very humid).
Compared to other months, June is a relatively calm month. The average daily wind speed is around 16 km/hr.
Tips for Everest Base Camp Trek in June
Always start as early as possible
Since June is one of the off-season months you’ll hardly see hikers on the trails for miles. In case, if anything happens there might not be anyone else on the trails. The best things to avoid any potential problems is to start as early as possible (around 6 or 7 am). Most of the trekkers try to finish by the time it gets dark as they don’t want to be last on the trails.
Keep yourself updated with the weather condition
While trekking in the monsoon month, it’s wise to keep yourself updated with the current weather conditions. So, keep an eye on the daily news can really help. The local news serves as a warning. Beside this, it’ll also assist you in preparing for the trek as to what to take and wear.
Keep buffer days in hand
As you all might know that the weather in the Himalayas is unpredictable most of the time. Thus, it is wise to set aside two-three extra days in hand. In case something unavoidable situations like landslides, floods, flight cancellation may occur.
Walk at your own pace
Trek slow and steady also don’t take too much tea breaks along the way. Since it’ll be raining, the trails will be muddy and slippery so walking slowly and steady is important.
Don’t miss catching up the sunrise views
In the monsoon time, normally you can see the best mountain views in the early morning. So, try to get up before 5 AM to see the stunning snow-capped mountains. Generally, the views disappear at around 7 AM when the fog rises. You have to hike Kala Patthar early in the morning. The view of the sunrise over the Everest Himalayas from Kala Patthar is breathtaking !!!
Beware of leeches and avoid them
This small creepy creature will be definitely the worst aspect of the trek. But you can adopt the strategy of using salt and turmeric around your shoe and ankle area. You can also tuck your shirt into your pants and pants into your socks. This will prevent the leeches from entering into your unexposed body.
Don’t forget to get off-season discount
In the low season, you can easily negotiate the price of accommodation with the teahouse owners. Also in some tea houses, they’ll let you stay for free if you agree to order food from them.
Hire a professional trekking guide
The trekking trails through steep stones, streams, waterfalls, and forests are rough and dangerous. It is always better to listen more carefully to the guide as they know more than anyone on the trails. So don’t ignore any warning issued by your tour guide, as it may cost you a lot.
Keep a mosquito repellent
Rainy season means a lot of mosquitoes. In monsoons, the stagnant water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes causing diseases like malaria. Thus, to avoid getting sick, wear enough insect repellent to keep yourself covered.
What to wear during Everest Base Camp Trek in June?
We all know that rain during the June month is mandatory and so you should be well prepared. The rain can make your clothes stick to your skin, which ultimately reduces the fabric breathability.
Thus, you need to skip cotton when it comes to monsoon treks. Since the cotton holds water, gets very heavy with showers. So, I recommend you synthetic full sleeve t-shirt and synthetic full-length trekking pants. Cotton doesn’t dry easily while most synthetic fabrics dry with body heat.
Without any doubt, you must be ready for not-so-easy trail during June month. An only good grip on your shoes will be your savior against the slippery, muddy trails, wet vegetation and more. Waterproof hiking boots with good ventilation can help control blisters on the trek.
So, you need to take care of your feet while trekking in monsoon. Being continuously wet due to rain, the skin of your feet might turn soft and can get infected fungal infections.
If you wish you can pack thermal underwear and tights. Hard shell jackets, ponchos, waterproof gaiters, windcheaters, hats, raincoats, waterproof trousers should be kept.
Here is a checklist of essential trekking gears for Everest Base Camp trek in June:
- Thermal tops/bottoms
- Synthetic long sleeve t-shirts
- Convertible hiking pants
- Hiking undergarments
- Waterproof trousers
- Synthetic insulated jacket
- Windstopper jacket
- Waterproof shell jacket
- Down jacket
- Hiking boots
- Hiking socks
- Camp sandals
- Waterproof gaiters
- Sun hat
- Bandana or scarf
- Polarized UV Sunglasses
- Gloves (Waterproof)
Essential Equipment List for Everest Base Camp Trek in June
Here is the list of other essential equipment that you may require while Everest Base Camp trek in June.
All these trekking gears and equipments can find in all the stores in Kathmandu, Pokhara and even in Namche Bazaar. So, don’t worry you don’t have to bring all these from your home country.
Duffel Bag and Backpack
- Duffel backpack
- Sleeping bag
- Sleeping bag liner (Optional)
- Sleeping Pad
- Trekking Poles
- Water bottle or Hydration bladder
- Quick drying towel
- Small locks
- Water purification tablets
- Basic First Aid Kit
- General medications
- Sunscreen / Lip balm
- Wet wipes
- Toiletries (Toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo)
- Hand sanitizer
Q1. Is June a good time to go for an Everest Base Camp Trek?
For some of you who enjoy the solitude and being alone with nature, then the June is a good time for Everest Base Camp trek. Come and explore the trail, though the trail get bit slippery and the challenges raise a notch for delighted trekkers.
The monsoon rains help the meadows become greener, while the entire route is filled with freshly bloomed flowers. And obviously, there are the rhododendron and pine trees with stunning views of snow-capped peaks for nature lovers.
The breathtaking views of the mighty Everest peaks from base camp are worth braving the challenge of trekking Everest Base Camp in June.
Q2. Are tea houses on the trekking trails are opened in June?
Yes, the tea houses on the trekking trails are opened in June. Though, June is one of the off-season trekking months in Nepal you don’t have to worry about the accommodation As you’ll find a variety of accommodation during the Everest Base Camp trek throughout the trail.
During the peak season, you might get difficult to find a suitable accommodation but this is not same during the off-season. One good news- tea houses are opened with heavy off-season discount. The cost of accommodation drops significantly during this month.
Q3. How long does it take to finish the Everest Base Camp trek?
Trekking to Everest Base Camp area takes around 8 to 14 days depending on your pace and how well you acclimatize. You need to be in good shape and can normally walk about 5-6 miles per day. The altitude makes a significant difference in the walking speed. As you start to gain the altitude, the walking speed slower significantly. You need to allow yourself for the extra time to acclimatize.