Everest Base Camp Trek in January

Everest Base Camp in January can be a question for some of the trekkers. For those thinking of trekking to Everest Base Camp during January the answer is absolutely ‘Yes’. What else could be a great and fresh start of the year than doing a trek to the base camp of highest summit? Though, January is the coldest season of the year but still it can be a great choice for Everest Base Camp. The routes are less crowded during January and the most noteworthy fact is that the mountains like Pumori, Everest, Lhotse, Lobuche looks stunning with white layers of snow. Your trial becomes more challenging than that of the peak tourist seasons here because of the snow covered trials. The temperatures decreases to minus thus you need to have extra protection of the warm clothes.

Though not the best season but Everest Base Camp in January can be a great choice and rewards you with numbers of lifetime experience. During winter the Everest region has colder days and warmer nights. The nights are warm in comparison to days. The views get clear and eye catching than other seasons. The temperature of Everest Base Camp Trek during January is mentioned as below,

Place     Elevation Avg Temp Min Temp Max Temp
Lukla 2,829 m/9281 ft 2.8°C -2.8°C 8.5°C
Namche 3,463 m/11,361 ft -6°C -10°C -3°C
Dingboche 4,483 m/14,708 ft -7.2 °C -15.3°C 1°C
Lobuche 4,910 m/ 16100 ft -9.7°C -18.3°C -1.1°C
Gorak Shep  5180 m/ 17000 ft -10.9°C -19.6°C -2.1°C

Further more, with extra precautions Everest Base Camp Trek can be a great choice. So, if you are thinking for Everest Base Camp Trek in January, Congrats you’re having a great year indeed and will surely climb new heights!                

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