Aug 11 - Aug 17, 2022 | Change

Overland Start side trek (7 days)
Everest Region, Nepal

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Highlights: Junbesi

Difficulty: challenging
Overland Start

With roads being extended further into the region there are now a few options for those who want to trek in rather than fly. Starting from Dhap allows you to take in the famed views of Pikey Peak on the trek in before joining the main trail at Junbesi. For the traditionalist, with bus service now extending to Bhandar the classic Jiri start can now be reduced by a day. Starting from Bhandar allows you to follow the route of early climbing expeditions into the Khumbu. While not that high by Himalayan standards, the trekking routes into the Khumbu are surprisingly strenuous. Since the path cuts across the valleys that descend from the high Himalayas, there is a lot of up and down climbing as you climb out of one valley and descend down to a river only to climb out the other side. This area sees far fewer trekkers than the trails above Lukla, but still has a pretty good lodge infrastructure.

Weather Conditions in August

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The peak of the monsoon is in early August and marks the wettest time of year. Be prepared for lots of rain and wet trails At higher altitudes, the weather is cool and damp. But the clouds are usually the most frustrating part of monsoon trekking. High altitude passes get lots of snow during the monsoon making some passes increasingly difficult to cross.

At a glance
On average there are 22 days with precipitation in August. The highest point on the trek is Lamjura La at 3530 m. During August, expect high temperatures of around 16.2°C (61°F) and lows down to 7.2°C (45°F) at Lamjura La.

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Thu Aug 11 (day 1)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 29.4°C (85°F) and lows of about 20.4°C (69°F) in August.

Kathmandu

Highlights: Pikey Peak

Sir Edmund Hillary is said to have declared Pikey Peak is favorite trekking view point in Nepal. On a clear day it is possible to see as far as Dhaulagiri to the west and Kanchenjunga to the East.

Difficulty: moderate
The closest road head to the Everest Region, this route gets you to Lukla from Kathmandu in about 3 days overland.

Shared vehicle from Kathmandu to Bhandar (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $15.00
Travel time: about 10 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Bhandar (2190 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 24.3°C (76°F) and lows of about 15.3°C (60°F) in August.

Fri Aug 12 (day 2)

Chaulakharka (1460 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 28.6°C (83°F) and lows of about 19.6°C (67°F) in August.

Kinja (1630 m)

About 2.5-3 hours from Bhandar
Expect typical high termperatures of about 27.6°C (82°F) and lows of about 18.6°C (65°F) in August.

Sete (2600 m)

About 2-2.5 hours from Kinja or about 5-6 hours from Bhandar
Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.8°C (71°F) and lows of about 12.8°C (55°F) in August.

Sat Aug 13 (day 3)

Dakchu (2985 m)

About 1 hour from Sete
Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.5°C (67°F) and lows of about 10.5°C (51°F) in August.

Goyam (3220 m)

About an 1 hour from Dakchu or 2 hours from Sete.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.1°C (65°F) and lows of about 9.1°C (48°F) in August.

Goyam

Lamjura La (3530 m)

About 1 hour from Goyam or 3-3.5 hours from Sete
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.2°C (61°F) and lows of about 7.2°C (45°F) in August.

Junbesi (2700 m)

About 6 to 7 hours from Sete
Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.2°C (70°F) and lows of about 12.2°C (54°F) in August.

Junbesi
Sun Aug 14 (day 4)

Salung (2953 m)

About 2 hours from Junbesi
Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.7°C (67°F) and lows of about 10.7°C (51°F) in August.

Ringmu (2805 m)

About 1.5-2 hours from Salung or about 3.5-4 hours from Junbesi
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.6°C (69°F) and lows of about 11.6°C (53°F) in August.

Ringmu

Taksindu La (3071 m)

About 1 hour from Ringmu or about 4.5-5 hours from Junbesi
Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.0°C (66°F) and lows of about 10.0°C (50°F) in August.

Taksindu (2930 m)

About 15-20 min from the Taksindu La or about 5-5.5 hours form Junbesi
Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.8°C (68°F) and lows of about 10.8°C (51°F) in August.

Nunthala (Manidingma) (2194 m)

About 1-1.5 hours from Taksindu or about 6-7 hours from Junbesi
Expect typical high termperatures of about 24.2°C (76°F) and lows of about 15.2°C (59°F) in August.

Mon Aug 15 (day 5)

Jubing (1676 m)

About 2-3 hours from Nunthala
Expect typical high termperatures of about 27.3°C (81°F) and lows of about 18.3°C (65°F) in August.

Kharikola (2072 m)

About 2 hours from Jubing or about 4-4.5 hours from Nunthala
Expect typical high termperatures of about 25.0°C (77°F) and lows of about 16.0°C (61°F) in August.

Bupsa (2350 m)

About 1-1.5 hours from Kharikola
Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.3°C (74°F) and lows of about 14.3°C (58°F) in August.

Bupsa
Tue Aug 16 (day 6)

Chaurikharka (2600 m)

About 7 hours from Bupsa or about 8 hours from Kharikola
Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.8°C (71°F) and lows of about 12.8°C (55°F) in August.

Cheplung (2660 m)

About 30 min from Chaurikarka
Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.4°C (71°F) and lows of about 12.4°C (54°F) in August.

Phakding (2860 m)

About 1.5-2 hours from Cheplung
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.2°C (68°F) and lows of about 11.2°C (52°F) in August.

Phakding
Wed Aug 17 (day 7)

by Andrew (United Kingdom) on Nov 5, 2018

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