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1. Posted by mogwaiYT (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi there

Is it realistic to spend time in Nepal trekking/going to the base camp of Everest in January, from what I gather it's mid winter here at this time and very cold? Unfortunately I only have January-April.

Thanks very much


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5. Posted by stevieh (Respected Member 615 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi Davie,
Don't know about you but I'm getting a little tired of people advertising on TP - now they're fighting over you. I'd ignore both and speak to people who've paid for treks with their own hard-earned.
I haven't been in the period you've got available, but I know that November and May are the two peaks (pardon the pun). So I would think that April will be fine.
I went in November and had fantastic weather until mid-afternoon, when the cloud rose and it went dull and cold - every day. We were sleeping in tents, but you could arrange to sleep in lodges instead, which might gain you a degree or so, or at least keep you out of the breeze. There is always a good atmosphere inside the lodge kitchens - full of strangers sharing stories, and Sherpas singing interminable songs!
Weather can vary year-on-year anyway. We walked through a village where, five years previous, people had died in an avalanche in a major blizzard, but it never once snowed while we were there.

[ Edit: Edited on Apr 20, 2007, at 1:31 AM by stevieh ]

6. Posted by mogwaiYT (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Thanks Stevie, sounds like a great place to go, will have to seriously think about the time I'm going though. Although finding a travel company to go with should be no problem!

Cheers, Davie.

7. Posted by runfrank (Budding Member 10 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!


I'd suggest you to go as late as possible.
For no other reason than that spring starts then, you might see some more flowers and so on in this period.
Higher up it will be cold always- especially at night-, don't worry.

In case you need some more tips; go ahead, i am married with a Nepalese lady.. [living in the Netherlands].


8. Posted by bob flinn (Full Member 173 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi Davie,
We were in Nepal in March last year for a Vedic wedding and we contacted a couple of local trekking companies who gave good advice and seemed well organised, with all the expedition trekking plans; we really only did two one day trips to the foothills of the mountains with them.
I can pass on their contact e-mail addresses to you if you get back to me direct (not advertising on this site).
The weather was really great then, not oppresively hot or humid.
We did the flights to Mt Everest and took some good pics, I have uploaded some of all the pics we took during our stay on this site.
Bob Flinn