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Climatology


Undoubtedly one of the main attractions of the EVEREST TRAIL RACE is the impressive setting in which the race develops.

During stages is possible to see several of the Himalayan giants, such as Everest, Lothse, Ama Dablam, Tamserku, Kagtega, Kongde ... and a number of peaks over 6,000 and 7,000 m. altitude. In many cases, at an overwhelming proximity.

A favorable weather is essential of enjoyment. The most appropriate period covers the months of October and November, marking the beginning of the dry season. During this period, the weather is nice, the air clean, the visibility perfect… and the setting is absolutely spectacular and lush after spending the monsoon.

As part of the dry season, the ETR organization has specifically chosen the race dates when the weather is more favorable from the point of view of both statistical and knowledge of the country, ie, when the days are clearer and weather with the lowest rate of rainfall throughout the year.  

Although climate conditions in the chosen dates are optimal, in any case we must rule out the possibility of not sunny days or a rain appearance during the development of the race, although these are unlikely factors with little importance if they occur, but we must not discard them. So participants must provide, from the point of view of material, such an eventuality.

Likewise, we must also bear in mind that the race route moves between 2,000 and 4,100 m of altitude, so the variability thermal is wide and can go from 15 to 18 ºC during the day or even more, until -2 or- 3 ºC at night, rising exceptionally -10 ºC at night on some parts of the race.

Therefore, participants should also pay special attention to warm clothing to be worn at the end of the stage, as same as the sleeping bag, which is essential for good recovery during the night and of course, its relationship thermal / weight