Everest Base Camp Trek in January

  • Mar 18, 2022
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  • Scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu.
  • Explore Sherpa culture along the journey.
  • Wonderful 360-degree mountains views from Syanbuche.
  • Less crowded with a peaceful environment for hike.
  • Requirement winter trek equipment.

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If you are well prepared for the cold temperatures and snowfall in the Himalayas, Everest Base Camp Trek would be the best ideal month. You can see clear Mountain View around the Everest region but the high passes trekking trail will be totally close in fact that you’ll have the walking path to yourself making this a surprisingly great time to trek through the Everest region.

Trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp, January is firmly in Nepal’s trekking offseason, with a low visitor number across the country. The capital of Kathmandu gets quite cold in the evenings, and it’s even colder up in the Mountain at higher elevations.


The weather condition in the month of January trek to Everest base camp is really cold, the skies will be crisp and clear, and the mountain views at their best. It can snow at a high altitude zone at any time. The higher in altitude you climb, the colder the temperatures will become. Average January temperatures in Namche Bazaar (11.290 feet) are between 18 and 43*F (-8 to 6C). It’s not as high as points further along the trail, which will be very colder at Everest base camp at 5,364m.

Crowds, Accommodation & Costs

Due to the winter being the low trek season, you will have no trouble getting a bed at teahouses along the Everest Base Camp Trek or in the wider Everest region. However, some teahouses- especially at higher elevations- may be closed, as many of the local inhabitants head to Kathmandu for the winter. It is one reason (of many!) why trekking with a guide is a good idea-they know with places wt which settlements remain open during the offseason.

The trekking path in the Everest region will be much less crowded in January than in the peak month of October or April, meaning you will have the best clear views almost to yourself. As the Everest Base Camp is Nepal’s most popular and crowded trek, this has the potential to make a huge difference to your experience.

Everest base camp trek in January, the cost of accommodation, food, and transport are unlikely to be much different than the rest of the year, the fact that there will be fewer travelers on the trail means you may be able to get better value for money. For example, flights to Lukla as well as the best teahouses fill up fast in peak season, meaning that if you don’t book early, you might not get your first pick of flight times of will have to settle for lower-quality accommodation.

Recommended Trek Routes in January

While the January month is winter season some higher-elevation treks are not possible even you want to make it the trek trail will be difficult because of the very cold temperatures and full of snowfall. Treks that require crossing high passes (such as the Three Passes Trek) are not recommended in January, as they’re likely to be snowbound. You should also expect to have to turn around at any point on any route if the weather turns had your guide thinks it’s unsafe to continue.

Trek in January from my last experience better prepare and start below 13,000 feet will be more comfortable as well as safer but even so, it’s essential to check (or have your guide check) the weather condition as you progress along the trek. Unless you’re a very experienced trekker and know you’ll be comfortable with colder temperatures at high altitudes, you might prefer to take the Everest base camp trek too.

In January, the Everest view trek can be the best choice for a wonderful Mountain View even temperature would be could. Trekkers can also enjoy their winter holiday doing hiking into Annapurna Panorama trek or Langtang valley hiking can be also the trips in January.

What to Bring

Before you start any trek in January, we must be well prepared for the cold weather. It is not for your comfort but also for your safety. A sleeping bag made to keep you warm in -30C conditions are ideal. While the sun will warm things up in the day, at the higher altitudes you will still need to trek in warm clothes, so bring a warm down jacket (down is ideal because it’s light, so if you need t take it off and carry it in your bag during the day, you won’t be weighed down by something bulky).

Remember, warm clothes for the evenings and nights are also essential as well as good woolen hats, gloves, socks, and scarves. If you don’t have winter EBC trek equipment that can be bought or rented at a trekking shop in Kathmandu let’s look up some trekking equipment.

Events in January

Trekking in the Everest region could be the most memorable New Year’s Eve you have ever spent! To experience the nightlife and local bars in the mountains, aiming to be in Namche Bazaar on December 31 to enjoy the festivities.

Traditional Nepali festivals (both Hindu and Buddhist) usually follow a lunar calendar (this means that a festival that falls in January one year may fall in December of February the next). A festival that is often, but not always, held in January is Lhosar. This Buddhist festival is held on the first day of the New Year for Nepali ethnic groups that trace their history to Tibet, especially the Gurung, Tamang, and Sherpa people. Most people who live in the Everest area are Sherpa’s, if you happen to be traveling here during Lhosar, you may experience some festivities.

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