Mt. Everest, the roof of the world, is one of the natural wonders and prides in the world. Trekking to the base camp of Everest has been a popular activity among the adventure seekers in the world. Trekking to Everest base camp is possible a year-round.
While trekking in Autumn and Spring is the most popular activity in Everest, there are some who look out for Everest Base Camp trek in June. June, basically, is summertime in Nepal. But since there is a collision of summer and monsoon in the country, it is monsoon by default.
When I say monsoon, you might imagine rainfalls and muddy roads on the trek. You’re imagining it right. From the early beginning of June, there are possibilities of rain. The rainfall pattern becomes more frequent as the month advances towards July.
Now, how will you conquer trekking in Everest base camp in June? Though the roads are wet and muddy, can you still go? What if it rains on the trails? You might have many queries emerging out of nowhere. This is reasonable.
Now, for your answers, you should go through the entire article. We will be discussing almost every possible thing that might come along while you go trekking to Everest Base Camp in monsoon.
If you still have queries after reading, you can contact us. We’ll be happy to solve all your queries. Also, you should know Exciting Nepal is a reputed trekking agency in Nepal. We’ve been conducting successful and beautiful treks and tours in several destinations in Nepal. We can also organize helicopter tours if you have interests.
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Weather at Everest Base Camp in June
June is the beginning of the summer season in Nepal. The temperature of the Everest region increases day by day. Also, with summer comes monsoon. So, Everest will be both hot and wet in June.
If you are trekking before mid-June, maybe 15th, you are less likely to see heavy rains on the trail. But in some years, monsoon is much active starting even before June.
So, the weather is mainly rainy and cloudy weather at evenings and nights. Whereas the mornings are clear followed by a beautiful day. Rainfall is lesser as you go to higher altitudes. At the high altitudes, there are possibilities of snow.
The surrounding views can get blurry while it rains. But the mornings, generally, are clear and beautiful. The views after rainfall are clear and more beautiful. Also, rain brings life to the vegetation. So, you’ll see the clean atmosphere and green hills.
Weather in June might not be very difficult. But when it’s Everest, you always have to be extra cautious. Especially, while you are at higher altitudes, the weather can be more variant. Besides this fact, June is a beautiful time to trek in Everest.
Estimated Hours of Sunshine per Day
In June, the sun will shine for approximately 11 hours every day. During these hours, you will see the sun. (Sometimes, rain may continue for a few days. In such cases, you may not see the sun for days.) Else, you will have a long day to do the trek without having to rush while trekking.
You have to wear your hats and mufflers during mornings and evenings. It will be quite windy and chilly during these times of the day. The average wind speed at Everest in June is nearly 16 kilometers per hour.
The Temperature at Everest Base Camp in June
In June, the Everest region is warmer than in winter, autumn, and spring. Days are sunny and bright, hence warm. The daytime temperature at the lower regions can reach the highest of around 16°C. Nights at higher altitudes are colder. At nights, the temperature can easily drop below the freezing temperature. You might experience the lowest of -1 degree celsius there.
These are the temperatures of a normal day (not rainy). If it rains, the temperature can drop and you might feel colder. So, it is always necessary to carry some warm clothes for your head and neck even if June is summer.
Some Reasons Why You Should Do EBC Trek in June
While a lot of people are doing EBC trekking in April and Spring, why do I choose to do it in June? It is obvious to have such queries. Here are some reasons why you should do Everest base camp trekking in June.
Less crowd and Empty Trails
Since June is an offseason to trek, there will be very few trekkers trekking in the trails of EBC. This implies that you’ll have a more beautiful time with nature. The trails will be much quieter. However, you will still meet the local people and the porters transporting goods between the upper and the lower regions.
Easy Accessibility to Teahouses and Lodges
Believe me, one of the major difficulties during Everest Base Camp trek is finding good accommodation and food. So, what happens in June? Because of the very small influx of international tourists en route, you can get good places to stay. Also, you can have good food.
The Arrival of Monsoon: Greenery Around
As it starts raining, the vegetation becomes more alive. This is why the lower cultivable lands, the forests, and the hills look cleaner and greener. Walking through the lush jungles, you will have the best experiences. The white Himalayas and the green hills complement the beauty of the entire Everest region in June.
Discounts and Offers on Food and Stay
Most of the teahouses in the Everest base camp trek route offer certain discounts and offers on stay and food during June. Also, you can have enough extra blankets, a good pillow, bed sheets, and good rooms as well. This is because you will have a lot of choices to make.
Trek Difficulties During Everest Base Camp Trek in June
Slippery Trails and Potential Risks of Landslides
Since June is the beginning of the rainy season, prepare yourself for the slippery trails. Also, there are some portions of the trail that are prone to mudslides and landslides. So, you should be extra careful while trekking through such sections.
Weather: Thunderstorms and Lightening
During the evenings, it might rain heavily. Sometimes, the rainfall is scary with lightning and thunder. Make sure you stay in a safe place. You can’t go out when it’s lightning. Keep an update on the weather prevailing in the region at the time of trekking.
Health and Hygiene
Waterborne diseases can spread much easily in monsoon. So, you must avoid drinking tap water. Avoid drinking direct water from natural sources like rivers and waterfalls. A lot of trekkers trekking in Everest say that they had upset stomach while trekking. So, eat healthily. Trying new food items on the trek isn’t a really good idea.
Altitude sickness is there when there is Mt. Everest. You will be playing with higher altitude; 5555 meters at Kalapathar being the highest. So, there is a risk of altitude sickness.
But, this does not mean you will suffer from it. Taking some precautions will help you keep away the risks. Drink plenty of water while you trek. Also, walk slowly. Take a rest. Schedule your trek so that your body gets good acclimatization.
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Tips for Trekking to Everest Base Camp in June
Check the Weather: Keep Some Spare Days
If you have scheduled your trek to Everest base camp in June, you should keep updated on the weather conditions at Everest. Sometimes, it can continuously rain for days. In such cases, you might have to halt for some days and continue to trek after then.
You are taking a flight to Lukla while you do an EBC trek. Because of bad weather, sometimes the flights might get delayed and even canceled.
So, keeping some spare days on stock will definitely help you if you are going in June. This tip is also valid for winter treks in Everest.
Table Salts And/Or Insect Repellants
Do you know why do you have to carry the insect repellants while trekking in Nepal in June? Well, It’s because, during monsoon, more insects and bugs like leeches and mosquitoes will be more active.
Now, you might ask yourself, will the table salt do? The table salt is for leeches. Table salt is good to apply on leech bites. For mosquitoes and other insects, insect repellants will be more useful.
Rainy Afternoons: Begin Early
Generally, in June, it starts raining in the evenings. So, earlier you start, easier will it be. Mornings are best for views after rains. Also, the cold aroma of wet muds, fogs, and the Himalayas, you can breathe it in. And, you will reach your destination in time without having to hustle.
Going with Guides and Porters?
If you are planning on hiring a guide and a porter, you are doing the right thing. A guide will always be there to help you in every phase of the trek. Tackling all the obstacles while trekking during June is tricky. A guide will make sure that you are safe and you are enjoying the trek.
Hiring a porter, on the other hand, is equally beneficial. While going with a porter, you will not have to worry about your trekking gears and its load, of course! You will have a smooth trekking experience.
What to Bring on your EBC Trek in June?
When we discuss June, we are discussing monsoon and rains. Also, you should be well-prepared for the slippery trails, insects, and bugs on the trail. The beauty of Everest brings you to Everest base camp. But, going there is not a simple thing. There are a lot of things that you should be preparing for a healthy trek.
Here are the lists of appropriate clothing, toiletries, handwear, footwear, and other things that you must include in your duffle bag as you leave for the trek.
June is a hot month. Along with being hot, it is wet as well. So, choose lightweight dry fits to wear. Also, do not forget the raincoats and rain covers.
Now, here is the clothing you should bring:
- Rain jacket and trousers
- Down and Fleece Jackets
- Lightweight and comfortable t-shirts or tops
- Lightweight trekking trousers
- Gloves and warm caps (for mornings and nights)
- Some pair of Socks
EBC, despite being the most popular trek route in Nepal, isn’t highly advanced. The teahouses en route are basic. In most places, you will be sharing bathrooms. It is always good to take your skincare and toiletries with you while you trek. Here is a list of some:
- Sanitizer gel
- Antibacterial handwash
- Shampoos and Soaps
- A lightweight towel
- Waterproof sunscreen with high spf
- Moisturizer for face and body
- Lip Balm
- Toothbrush and Toothpaste
- Toilet roll
- Tampons or sanitary pads (if you are menstruating)
- Refillable water bottle and water purifying tablets
- A good quality sleeping bag
- Lightweight Snacks
- Bug spray and Table Salt
- A pair of Trekking Poles
- Rainproof backpack cover
- Waterproof Hiking boots
- Medical Kit with first aid and essential medicines
Experience a wonderful adventure trekking to Everest base camp with us. June, despite being a less popular one is a beautiful month to trek. If you want to take guides and porters with you, let us know. We have experienced guides and porters who’ve been working in the sector for a long time. We will arrange the best of we can. Have a good time. See you soon in Nepal!
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