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Everest Base Camp on a Full Moon

Both for reasons of beauty and atmospheric aesthetics, as well as to maximise the available light when ascending, some climbers like to coordinate their summit attempt with the full moon.

Where in the sky will the full moon be?

Nonetheless, instead of merely selecting the nearest full moon date that is convenient, it is beneficial to have a visual representation of where the moon will be in the sky while approaching the summit from high camp prior to the climb.

To achieve this, we suggest using the following tool. By entering your proposed climb dates, you can determine when the moon will be full and then use a straightforward slider to observe the moon's position and elevation in the sky as you progress through the night towards the summit.

πŸŒ• Use the moon tool 

Why some like to summit at night on a new moon

Not all climbers embarking on a nighttime summit attempt will consider climbing during a full moon as the most favourable option. In fact, a new moon offers superior conditions for stargazing, which is why many astronomy enthusiasts strive to synchronise their summit bid with a time when the weather is clearest and the night sky is darkest.

For those who prioritise star viewing, it is recommended to plan the climb during the period when the weather is expected to be the driest (June to September) and aim for a summit attempt during a new moon phase.

Full Moon Dates & Times at Everest Base Camp

Timings for full moon are detailed as Everest local time, ie. GMT+5:45 hours.



Month πŸ‘‡ Moon phase πŸ‘‰ New Moon πŸŒ‘ Full Moon πŸŒ• Elevation & bearing
July 2023 17th June at 1939 3rd July at 1440 -48Β° @ 138
August 2023 (Supermoon) 17th July at 2133 1st August at 2133 39Β° @ 117
August 2023 16th August at 1239 30th August at 1637 -23Β° @ 108
September 2023 14th September at 1640 29th September at 1258 -81Β° @ 105
October 2023 14th October at 2055 28th October at 1124 -80Β° @ 323
November 2023 13th November at 1227 27th November at 1216 -69Β° @ 000
December 2023 12th December at 1432 26th December at 1533 -35Β° @ 058
January 2024 23rd December 2022 at 1318 6th January at 1410 -35Β° @ 007
February 2024 21st January at 1155 5th February at 2130 23Β° @ 078
March 2024 21st February at 0009 7th March at 1542 -48Β° @ 031
April 2024 21st March at 2027 5th April at 1937 -03Β° @ 090
May 2024 19th April at 1916 5th May at 2037 0.3Β° @ 109
June 2024 19th May at 1856 3rd June at 1844 -21Β° @ 106
July 2024 17th June at 1939 3rd July at 1440 -82Β° @ 091
August 2024 (Supermoon) 17th July at 2133 1st August at 2133 5Β° @ 120
August 2024 16th August at 1239 30th August at 1637 -49Β° @ 084
September 2024 14th September at 1640 29th September at 1258 -60Β° @ 331
October 2024 14th October at 2055 28th October at 1124 -44Β° @ 319
November 2024 13th November at 1227 27th November at 1216 -35Β° @ 335
December 2024 12th December at 1432 26th December at 1533 -28Β° @ 029

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SESH 1601
February 2024

On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, once you've passed through Immigration and retrieved your luggage, please look out for your Team Mount Everest driver carrying a placard with your name who will transfer you to Hotel Buddy for overnight on bed and breakfast basis.

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February 2024

On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, once you've passed through Immigration and retrieved your luggage, please look out for your Team Mount Everest driver carrying a placard with your name who will transfer you to Hotel Buddy for overnight on bed and breakfast basis.

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CIDJ 1101
December 2023

On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, once you've passed through Immigration and retrieved your luggage, please look out for your Team Mount Everest driver carrying a placard with your name who will transfer you to Kathmandu Marriott Hotel for overnight on bed and breakfast basis.

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December 2023

On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, once you've passed through Immigration and retrieved your luggage, please look out for your Team Mount Everest driver carrying a placard with your name who will transfer you to Hotel Buddy in Kathmandu for overnight on bed and breakfast basis.

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JORE 1401
December 2023

Day 1: On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, once you've passed through Immigration and retrieved your luggage, please look out for your Team Mount Everest driver carrying a placard with your name who will transfer you to Hotel Buddy for overnight on bed and breakfast basis.

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At high altitudes, it is common to experience acute mountain sickness (AMS). Approximately three-quarters of individuals at elevations above 3,000 metres can expect to encounter mild symptoms. The occurrence of altitude sickness depends on various factors, including elevation, rate of ascent, and individual susceptibility. During the normal process of acclimatisation, many people may experience mild symptoms of altitude sickness. It is important to understand that the mild discomfort accompanying this adaptation is considered normal and acceptable.

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Once you have cleared Immigration and collected your baggage upon arrival at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport, please keep an eye out for a Team Mount Everest driver holding a sign with your name. The driver will transport you to Hotel Buddy in Kathmandu, where you will spend the night on a bed and breakfast basis.

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Assuming climbers are able to obtain competitive flight fares all the way into Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) this is almost always the best means of reaching us and getting into position to begin your climb or safari. During the process of booking with us we will request your flight details and will sENd one of our drivers to meet your flight. Our driver will usually be wearing a black Team Mount Everest T-Shirt and carrying a placard with the name of the main correspondent representing your climb group.

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A BMI (Body Mass Index) calculator is a tool used to estimate an individual's body fatness based on their height and weight. It provides a numerical value that indicates whether a person is underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese. The BMI calculation is based on the principle that a person's weight should be proportionate to their height. To use a BMI calculator, you input your weight and height, and the calculator calculates your BMI by dividing your weight in kilograms by the square of your height in metres. The resulting BMI value is then compared to standard ranges to determine the person's weight category. While BMI is a useful screening tool, it doesn't directly measure body fat percentage or consider factors such as muscle mass or distribution of fat. It serves as a starting point for assessing an individual's weight status and can be a helpful tool in monitoring overall health and weight management.

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We don’t operate out of Kathmandu, but when we collect you we ask you to sign a declaration and conditions of participation. Let us know if you wish us to email this to you.

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Climbing to Everest Base Camp during the rainy months of June to September is possible, but it's important to be aware of the conditions and challenges you may face. Here are a few things to consider:

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Day 1: Drive to Chitwan National Park (165 Km / 5 hrs)

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