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Is Mount Everest snowsure?

The snowiest week in Mount Everest is week 1 of July. There are typically 6.8 snowy days during this week with 101cm of snowfall. Check out the Mount Everest Snow History graphs below. Select any week of the year to see the typical Ski Conditions, Snowfall Amount and Temperature based on nowcast weather data over the last 11 years.

Average monthly snow in Mount Everest

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December1cm0.5 days
January3cm1.4 days
February6cm2.4 days
March14cm3.7 days
April24cm4.7 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Mount Everest during September (week 4):

The average snowfall forecast during week 4 of September for Mount Everest is 55 cm. There are typically 5.5 snowy days during this week. Mount Everest expected weather and snow conditions during the last week of September at the middle elevation of the ascent of the mountain at 6564m, based on historical averages over the last 10 years: At this time of year the typical freezing level (5365m) is well bellow the mid altitude of Mount Everest. Very snowy weather in Mount Everest at the end of September. Based on long term weather statistics for Mount Everest, five or six days with fresh Snowfall is typical. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 55cm. Pretty cold temperatures with the average maximum temperature in Mount Everest in week four of September of just -7.9°C at the mid altitude and minimum temperatures typically falling to -8.9°C. On average, two days out of seven will have some sunshine. Generally light winds (average 14km/h).

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Snow Depths

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Mount Everest and (2007 – 2018).


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Lower Slopes
Upper Slopes
Fresh Snow

Average Snow Conditions in

Best ski days per week in Mount Everest and (2007 – 2018)


Bluebird Powder Day
(Fresh snow, mostly sunny, light wind)
Powder Day
(Fresh snow, limited sun, any wind)
Bluebird Day
(Average snow, mostly sunny, light wind)
Very windy days

The most cherished days on the mountain in Mount Everest are Bluebird Powder days when it is mostly sunny with light winds following very recent snowfall. Poorer weather conditions may prevail on Powder days when the visibility can be limited but the snow is significantly deep and fresh for keen powder-hounds. Bluebird days can suit many skiers that aren’t necessarily hunting powder but want to enjoy the snowy mountains in sunnier conditions and light winds.

Average Snowfall in

Graph showing the average precipitation (snow/rain) in Mount Everest and (2007 – 2018)


Snowfall amount
(bar chart)
Days with significant snowfall.
Days with significant rainfall.

The snowiest weeks of the year in Mount Everest are shown but also bear in mind the number of days that it typically snows each week if you want regular fresh tracks. The risk of a rainy day is shown but be sure to switch between elevations to see if lower lifts are rain affected or higher lifts remain snowy despite any rain further down the mountain.

Average Temperature in

Graph showing the average temperature and freezing level at Mount Everest and (2007 – 2018)


Average temperature
Above freezing
Below freezing
Freezing level
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The highest and lowest temperatures averaged for each week of the year in Mount Everest are shown. Check out the risk of freze-thaw conditions prevailing at different elevations for any given week. We also show the extremes of temperature (blue/red dots) that reveal the chance of unusually warm or cold conditions.