When is the Best Time for Everest Panorama Trek?
Rajesh Neupane Written By: Rajesh Neupane
Published On : 2nd January, 2024

When is the Best Time for Everest Panorama Trek?

Everest Panorama Trek is a short trek for the heavenly view of the World’s Highest Peak, Mount Everest (8848 m). This trek takes you to the lap of Mount Everest with warm, welcoming Sherpa people. To complete this trek, you must be aware of the weather in this region. 

This 11-day trek in Khumbu Region takes you to the paradise of the Himalayas. You can enjoy the sights of Mount Ama Dablam, Nuppse, and Lhotse, including Mount Everest. This trek starts with a thrilling flight to Lukla. 

After the flight, you trek to the Phakding the same day, heading to Namche the next day. You will acclimatize in Namche for 2 days. Then, you head to Tengboche, famous for its monastery, Khumjung, and finally to Everest View Hotel, the final destination of this trek. Mount Everest is seen from this hotel. 

Seeing the sunrise through the world’s highest peak warms your heart. The snow-capped mountain summits are peaceful and heal us. The colorful trails and the landscapes keep you busy throughout the journey. 

You can experience trekking throughout the year, but some seasons favor you with their perfect weather conditions. Autumn and Spring provide the most feasible weather for trekking, whereas Winter and Summer make trekking challenging. 

Weather is a prime priority to discuss whenever you plan to trek. Let’s see how the weather affects trekking. 

Spring Season (March-May)

Spring includes three months: March, April, and May. It is the best time to trek the Everest region. The weather is very warm, comfortable, and cozy during Spring. Spring comes with beauty. The Rhododendron starts blooming along the trails, and the forest feels alive, with animals coming out from their habitat for sunbathing. 

The blooming season extends its beauty with lush green landscapes. The natural beauty flares its color during this time of year. The weather is mild and stable. It is mildly warmer in lower regions and moderate in higher regions. The dry trails favor trekkers. 

Spring comes after winter, so March is still chilly in the morning and evening with warmer days. From April till May, hills start getting colorful with wildflowers, 

Rhododendron, primroses, and orchids, and the forest turns green and thick. The warm weather persists with clear skies and perfect views, and snow begins to melt.

The snow-capped mountains are visible, making trekkers amazed by its beautiful presence. This season attracts many trekkers for a glance at panoramic mountains, landscapes, flora, and fauna. That’s why the routes are crowded. 

Autumn Season (September – November)

Autumn is the best season for trekking due to its moderate climate. It is a mild and dry season with moderate temperatures during the day and chilly during the night. It is more chilly than Spring but completely acceptable.  

September, October, and November belong to Autumn. It comes after the monsoon. The monsoon rain clears out everything, making Autumn very clear. The clear sky during Autumn provides stunning views that will surely melt your heart. 

Autumn is also known as the fall season; the leaves of deciduous trees change color into arrays of yellow, orange, and red. Crops like rice, corn, wheat, and many others are ready for the harvest in this season. 

You can encounter migrating birds along the trail. The stunning visuals of Rhododendron and alpine forest encourage you to trek further. This is the peak season for many trekkers. You can also witness Hindu festivals, Dashain and Tihar in this season. You get to know more about culture and tradition. 

Winter Season (December – February)

The winter season is extremely cold and challenging. The temperature at lower elevation ranges from 5 degrees to 15 degrees, while temperature at high altitude ranges from -10 degrees to 5 degrees. The nights in winter are extremely cold, with temperatures dropping to -15 degrees.

December, January, and February cover this season. Trekking in this season is very unique and rewarding. You can experience the snowfall of the Everest region with snow-capped mountains expressing its beauty to the utmost. 

If you enjoy cold weather, you can trek during this season. Taking precautions for cold and snowy conditions makes trekking easier. Travel with an experienced guide to avoid any risk. Carry appropriate gear and equipment with you. 

It is not a feasible time, so the trails are less crowded. You can complete the trek without any disturbances. Many tea houses remain closed due to extreme coldness.

Summer Season (June – August)

Summer is the least favorable trek season. The weather is very hot and dry, making trekkers uncomfortable. It is the rainy season with regular rains. The trails are muddy and slippery. There are leeches and bugs everywhere. It is very risky to trek on this kind of trail. There is a huge chance of injury.

You can still enjoy lush green landscapes, forms, and mosses that survive in damp conditions. Before rain, the weather is warm but gets cold after rain. The view also clears out after the rain.  

Summer is the off-season with less crowd. Trekking this season is only recommended if you are a professional and love the rain. Carry waterproof backpacks and wear waterproof boots. Be careful of slippery trials. Take care of yourself. 

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the best time for Everest Panorama Trek?

  • Autumn and Spring are the best times for Everest Panorama Trek. 

Are permits necessary for the Everest Panorama Trek?

  • Yes, Permits are mandatory for the Everest Panorama Trek.

Is this the shortest trek?

  • Yes, this is the shortest trek of the Everest Region, which can be completed in around 4 days.  

What is the situation of Accommodation in this trek?

  • You have to stay in small tea houses during the whole trek. They are not luxury but comfortable.   


Therefore, you can enjoy this view trek in a short period. This trek is moderately difficult but worth the pain. If you don’t have enough time for Everest Base Camp Trek but want to see Mount Everest, then this trek is the best option. 

The best seasons for trekking Everest Regions are Autumn and Spring. You can choose other seasons, but extra precautions are required. Select the best season if you want comfortable trekking without any weather obstruction. Enjoy the trek to the fullest.

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