Everest base camp trekking in January

Everest base camp trekking in January

Everest base camp trekking in January is crowd free and trekkers may enjoy the peace of the Everest trekking trails. Everest base camp trek in January is doable with most impressive views comparing the spring and autumn season. Trek to Everest base camp in January is quite pleasant with moderate temperature during the day. January is a peaceful and pretty trekking month for Everest Base Camp treks . Everest base camp hiking in January offer exclusive mountain panorama of  Mount  Everest 8848 m, Mount Lhotse 8516 m, Mount Makalu 8463m, Mount Cho Oyu 8021 m and 23 snowy capped mountains of  Khumbu trekking trails. One and all stated Everest base camp trek in October is the best month  even though more packed  but trekkers join for EBC trekking in January for peace and more pleasant trip.

Everest base camp trek route is enlisted world’s 2nd most popular hiking destination and annually millions of tourist visit in Everest base camp  each year specially September, October , November, March, April thus tally as one of the most teeming  trekking routes in Nepal. Everest base camp trip in January more enjoyable, will get accommodation at your choice, direct Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu flight ,walk on the snow path with awesome views and exotic mountain trekking experience of  Nepal Himalayas. Lots of the trekkers has desire walk on the snow trail while choose the Everest base camp trekking tour but  only rare travelers get chance in  spring and autumn season and only the  Everest base camp trek in winter season fulfill the desire hike in snow. Trekkers may enjoy with  snowfall ,blue icy Khumbu Ice fall and Khumbu Glaciers while trekking in Everest base camp in winter season.

Trekking in Everest Base Camp  in January and February can be a rewarding experience for those who are well-prepared for the cold weather but highly recommended  to use professional Nepal trekking guide make sure before get on the journey. Trekkers will get slightly discounted price for Everest base camp trek in winter season . Might be difficult for  Gokyo cho la pass Everest base camp trek in January as high passes are fully covered by snow. Sometime hard to find the Everest base camp treks route due to the snow thus professional and experienced guide is essential hiring through government registered local Nepal trekking company. Winter season Everest base camp trekking itinerary slightly different as below mentioned but trekkers may extend or shorter journeys to EBC as per requirements. Suggested all the  travelers  do the Nepal Everest base camp trekking through government registered local Nepal trekking company recommended by Lonely planet Nepal travel guide book for the secured journeys in Himalaya. 

Need to Know before Everest base camp hiking in winter season:

Everest base camp trek packing list:
  • Trekking bag pack
  • Waterproof cover for a daypack
  • Water bottles or hydration bladder (i.e., CamelBak)
  • Sleeping bag rated to -18°C/ 0°F (available for rental if you’re trekking Everest Base Camp through Himalaya Journey Trekking )
  • Trekking poles
  • Trekking boots
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Lightweight water filter or iodine water tablets (personal preference)
  • Hand warmers
  • Travel pillow or pillowcase
  • Sleeping bag
  • Stuff sacks for dirty clothes/shoes
  • Sleeping bag liner (optional) Moisture-wicking long-sleeve t-shirts (2)
  • Moisture-wicking short-sleeve t-shirt (1)
  • Heavy fleece or down jacket
  •  Gortex or waterproof jacket with hood
  •  Windbreaker
  •  Rain poncho
  •  Fleece pants
  • Trekking pants (2)
  •  Hiking shorts (1)
  • Waterproof pants
  • Long underwear (2)
  • Underwear (10)
  • Light inner gloves/glove liners
  • Insulated wool or down mittens/gloves
  • Sunglasses
  • Broad-brimmed hat
  • Neck gaiter or bandana (for sun protection)
  • Wool hat or balaclava (should cover ears)
Temperature of Winter Everest base camp trekking

Lukla (2,829 m): This is where most treks to Everest Base Camp begins and ends. Here, the average temperature is around 2.8°C. During the days, it can reach 8. 5°C. During the nights, it can drop to -2.8°C.

Namche Bazaar (3,480m) is a popular acclimatization stop. It is also the highest trade center in the world. Here, the average daily temperature is around -6°C. During the nights, it can drop to -10°C. Yet, during the days, you can enjoy cool temperatures of around -3°C.

Dingboche (4,483 m) is another popular acclimatization or rest day stop. At this altitude, the average daily temperature is around -7.2 °C. The nights have an average temperature of -15.3°C while the days are around 1°C.

Lobuche (4,910 m) sees an average daily temperature of -9.7°C. During the nights and early mornings, the average temperature can drop to -18.3°C. Yet, during the days, you can get average temperatures of -1.1°C.

Gorak Shep (5,180 m) is the highest sleeping point for your Everest Base Camp Trek. Here, the average daily temperatures are around -10.9°C. The nights and mornings are colder with an average temperature of around -19.6°C. The days are warmer with average temperatures of -2.1°C

Everest base camp (5463 m) is the least destination of this trekking . Here, the average daily temperatures are around -15.9°C. The nights and mornings are colder with an average temperature of around -24.6°C. The days are warmer with average temperatures of -3.1°C

Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary in winter season :

Day 1: Kathmandu (1,400 m / 4,593 ft)

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu International airport, you’ll find yourself in the vibrant capital city of Nepal. Spend the day preparing for your trek, obtaining necessary permits, and getting any last-minute supplies. The bustling streets, ancient temples, and diverse culture provide a captivating introduction to your journey ahead.

Day 2: Kathmandu to Lukla, then Phakding (2,800 m / 9,186 ft)


An early morning flight takes you to Lukla, where the adventure begins. The dramatic landing at the Lukla airstrip sets the tone for the trek. As you start walking, the trail meanders through picturesque villages, crossed by suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River. Your first day of trekking brings you to Phakding, a serene village nestled amidst the mountains.

Day 3: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m / 11,286 ft)

The trail leads you along the riverbank and into lush forests. You’ll cross several suspension bridges, offering glimpses of the mighty Himalayas. The uphill climb to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Everest, is invigorating. The vibrant town, nestled in a natural amphitheater, offers your first panoramic view of Everest and surrounding peaks.

Day 4: Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar

This day is dedicated to adapting to the altitude. Explore Namche Bazaar’s narrow alleys, bustling markets, and charming cafes. An acclimatization hike to Everest View Hotel rewards you with breathtaking mountain vistas, allowing your body to adjust while taking in the majestic scenery.

Day 5: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,860 m / 12,664 ft)

As you continue your trek, the landscape evolves, with rhododendron forests and hidden monasteries along the path. The highlight of the day is Tengboche Monastery, enveloped in spiritual serenity and offering awe-inspiring views of Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam.

Day 6: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410 m / 14,468 ft)

The trail leads you to Dingboche, winding through landscapes that transition from greenery to more barren terrain. The crisp mountain air and thinning atmosphere remind you of your increasing altitude, while the majestic peaks remain an ever-present companion.

Day 7: Acclimatization Day in Dingboche

Another acclimatization day, allowing your body to better adapt to the higher altitude. The optional hike to Nagarjun Hill presents an opportunity for stunning views and introspection, as you continue to prepare for the higher reaches of the trek.

Day 8: Dingboche to Lobuche (4,910 m / 16,109 ft)

The trail ascends further as you head to Lobuche. The landscape becomes more rugged, and the air noticeably thinner. Magnificent views of Nuptse, Pumori, and other peaks reward your efforts as you approach the destination for the day.

Day 9: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,140 m / 16,863 ft.), then Everest Base Camp (5,364 m / 17,598 ft.)

The day starts with a trek to Gorak Shep. After dropping off your bags, the trail takes you to Everest Base Camp, a monumental achievement. Standing at the foot of the world’s highest peak, you’ll be immersed in a sense of awe and accomplishment, surrounded by towering Himalayan giants.

Day 10: Hike to Kala Patthar (5,545 m / 18,192 ft.), then Pheriche (4,240 m / 13,910 ft.)

An early morning hike up Kala Patthar provides an unforgettable sunrise over Everest. The panoramic view is a testament to your determination. As you descend to Pheriche, you’ll feel the effects of descending altitude, breathing easier as you lower down the mountain.

Day 11: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar

The return journey begins as you head back to Namche Bazaar. Descending further, the air becomes thicker, and the surroundings shift from the stark mountains to the verdant landscapes below. Your accomplishment is celebrated as you retrace your steps.

Day 12: Namche Bazaar to Lukla

The final trekking day leads you back to Lukla, where it all began. The sense of achievement and the memories of the trek will stay with you as you descend to lower elevations. Reflect on the incredible journey and the challenges you’ve overcome.

Day 13: Lukla to Kathmandu

A short flight takes you back to Kathmandu, where you’ll have the chance to unwind, shop for souvenirs, and immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of the city. It’s a day to reflect on your adventure, the breathtaking landscapes, and the camaraderie you’ve experienced along the way.

Conclusion: Everest base camp trek in winter season is doable with most comfort, discounted price , direct Kathmandu Lukla flight , on time meal service , accommodation available in twin sharing room and crystal clear mountain vistas of whole Everest trek routes.  For instant travel service call whatapps / Messenger / Viber : 977-9851007829 or e-mail: [email protected]

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