Everest Base Camp Trek in April
Nepal indeed serves as the best tourist destination in the world throughout the whole year. However, each month of the year portrays different spectacular Landscapes and pleasant environments. Despite possessing the small physical structure in the world, Nepal is always welcoming to the lap of Himalayas. Nepal offers a plethora of adventure options to the traveler Geek. Everest Base Camp trek in April is the best trek destination with the right combination of weather and temperature. The trek to Everest Base Camp begins from Lukla after approx. 40 mins trip from Kathmandu, which lies at an altitude of 2,860m/9380ft, sightseeing the aerial view of snow peaks east of Kathmandu.
Nepal possessing dozens of mountains is known as the country of Mountains. Among them, Mount Everest is the highest mountain peak in the world, attracting thousands of tourists annually. The beautiful, marvelous, and dazzling mountain is the pride of the country. Many travelers, hikers, and trekkers make a trip to Nepal to visit Everest Base Camp. Everest Base Camp trek is undoubtedly the best travel destination due to its overwhelming scenic beauty. Talking about the best time to visit Everest Base Camp Trek, usually pre-monsoon and post-monsoon favors the trekkers to enjoy the spectacular view of mountains. The weather condition during pre-monsoon is dry, favoring trekkers more suitable for high altitude trek.
April is the best time for trekking
April is the time of the year, which is best known for favorable weather and moderate temperature. Thus EBC trek in April is preferred by most of the visitors. This time of the year never disappoints you and always tries to fulfill your traveling dreams. You will be observing blooming rhododendron, lush alpine, and any varieties of vegetation along the trekking trails. The time of the year where chances of the rain and snow are pretty low and the days are mostly warm and sunny. Hence, the surrounding will invigorate energy in you and motivate you to reach your destination.
If you want to go trekking in the mountains, then you should choose spring and autumn when it is possible to avoid cold winter as well as intense heat from the plains. This gives you the lifetime opportunity to discover the remote monastic caves, the life of Sherpa’s, their culture & traditions. The journey takes you to the Khumbu Ice Fall and its towering seracs to the 5600 meters summit of Kalapathar.
Reasons to explore Everest Base Camp Trek in April:
Visit Namche Bazaar, the gateway of Mt. Everest:
Namche Bazar is located at the altitude of 3440 meters, is also known as the Gateway of Everest Base Camp. Namche bazaar serves as the market area, which is surrounded by the green hills and beautiful environment scenario. Nowadays, Namche bazaar has become the most essential commercial site. Many local people are engaged in the tourism industry, working as a tourist guide and porters. This place is full of bakeries and alpine resort with bars. Anyone can enjoy its luxurious facilities by enjoying a calm and serene environment.
Explore the Sherpa culture and lifestyle in Khumjung:
You will get the opportunity to explore the Sherpa culture, their lifestyle, and enjoy the variety of Sherpa dishes. Moreover, inhabitant Sherpa offers peace hospitality in the comfort of beautiful and clean lodges and hotels. They have excellent leadership skills and involve in business around Namche bazaar. Not only this, they will guide you to the trek as a tourist guide with full of responsibility.
Challenging for Climbers:
If you are a challenge taker, then Everest Base Camp trek is what you need to do. The Everest Base Camp Trek lies at the altitude of 2,860m/9380ft; and requires a massive gut to trek. It will be rather an experience you will cherish forever. Get the lifetime achievement that will help to discover yourself and make you proud. People with high altitude sickness problems can trek slowly and should spend enough time for acclimatization.
Stunning Mountain Views:
Kala Patthar is known as the best vantage point as the closest view of the Mt.Everest can be seen from here, including Khumbu Glacier.
From the highest point of Kala Patthar, called the Everest View Point also Mount Pumori and AmaDablam are seen. Added, anyone can enjoy the marvelous and panoramic Mountain View from Kala Patthar, including Mount Everest (8848 m), Lhotse (8,516 m/24,940 ft), Makalu (8,463m/27758ft), Mt. Amadablam (6,812m/22349.08ft) and many more.
Everest Base Camp Weather in Spring Season:
Spring is known as Nepal’s first peak season for heading towards trek. It comprises of March, April, and May in Nepal and the weather gets gradually hotter at the end of the season. Spring season, which is also known as the blooming season, will expose you to the wide variety of wildflowers. You will forget all the chaos of life and live a relaxing and peaceful life in the lap of Himalayas.
In this season, the average maximum temperature in the day time may rise to 15C, and the minimum may drop to -14C. To make a trip pleasurable, you must choose the season that suits your choices and comfort. Planning the trip based on the assumption may not be much enjoyable.
The Everest Base Camp trek is full of an adventure and a bit arduous job that starts at Lukla Airport and ends at Everest Base Camp. Traveling such places will relieve your stress and brings back some adventure and excitement in your owns lives.
The table below shows the rough approximation of weather in the Everest region (in April):
|Place||Elevation||Avg Temp||Min Temp||Max Temp|
|Lukla||2,829 m/9281 ft||11°C||5°C||16°C|
|Namche||3,463 m/11,361 ft||7°C||0.6°C||13°C|
|Dingboche||4,483 m/14,708 ft||0.7 °C||-7°C||-8.5°C|
The weather of Everest Base Camp Trek in April:
April, being the second month of the spring season, always encourages travelers to accumulate the enthralling mountain views. April offers pleasant and favorable weather conditions for the trekkers to trek on the Everest Base Camp. This month is marked as the best time to summit Mount Everest due to its moderate temperature. Each season has its peculiar characteristics to depict. Visitors can enjoy the different landscapes each season.
The lower sections of the Everest Base Camp may be too hot sometimes that you may feel uncomfortable somehow. Thus, hydrating yourself by serving plenty of water may be the best idea.
Most importantly, climate and weather conditions play a vital role in making a fruitful journey. That is why it is essential to be well prepared by getting all the necessary information about the weather conditions at Everest Base Camp so that you can enjoy most of its panoramic views. The temperature at this time is neither too hot nor too cold.
The temperature is in April is moderate with max 10°C in the daytime to min -5°C in a night. This time of the year has a warmer temperature. At the lower elevations, it is mildly warm, while there is a crystal clear view of the mountains at the higher elevations due to its moderate temperature. The temperature at this time increases day by day.
The weather is dry at this time, resulting in very little chance of snowfall. Talking about the wind condition in April, the intense wind will start in late Feb and gradually decreases in April. The fierce wind can reach up to 38 km/h in March month, while the wind blows at average speed, around 15 km/hr in April.
The days are mostly clear with a tiny cloud offering the sparkling view of mountains, and the temperature gets warmer day by day. You will have breathtaking views of the giant mountains in the clear sky.
April is not the month of monsoon in Nepal. Luckily, there is a slim chance of rain at this time of year. However, there may be random rainfall at the lower elevation.
Main Attraction of Everest Base Camp Trek in April:
• At this time, the Khumbu region takes one to the world that is beyond the imagination. You will feel like if there is a heaven, it is there. Feel the ecstasy with the sight of dying sun spreading its rays over the face of Mount Everest from Kala Patthar. We can observe the major magical mountains such as Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Amadablam, Thamserku, Cholatse, Island peak, Lobuche peaks, and enjoy the bright sunrise. Excellent view of Rhododendron and pine forests. This month has moderate temperatures to pursue the Everest Base Camp Trek.
April is noted for a snowy free month. It offers much sunny hour at day time, with the longest day and shorter nights gives you enough time to explore the scenic beauty. During this time anyone can enjoy mountain villages, trek through ancient & mysterious landscapes. Enjoy the sweet fragrance of different species of flowers along the Everest Base Camp trail, and you will see the national flower of Nepal, the Rhododendron flower blooming in April in the lower altitude of the paths which will give Heavenly feeling. Walk through the highest suspension bridges above the river.
All in all, April is the best’s month for its transparent weather so that you could see the maximum of the snow-capped mountains.
April will provide you the vibrant photographic vibes that will be remembered throughout lifetime!!
Your trek to Everest Base Camp will be worth remembering if you travel in April months. You also know the best part of trekking in this month is, you will rarely face the freezing temperature. Even the night’s temperature will not reach below the cold at the lower altitude of the treks.
The whole trekking trail is covered with colorful flowers and lots of the windflower in April. All over the forest, you will watch colorful rhododendron. Photography will surely be splendid this season.
Everest Base Camp trekking is one of the most famous treks in the world due to its incredible panoramic and breathtaking views of nature, Himalayan scenery. April gives you beautiful scenery, splendid mountain views, and a fantastic lifestyle, which surely will be worth to visit Nepal.
Nevertheless,” April puts the spirit of youth in everything,” a saying by Shakespeare, is what you need to experience. Everest View Trek and Gokyo Lake Trek are some of the popular treks; you can choose as an alternative to Everest Base Camp Trek. Enjoying the panoramic views of the alpine forest, fresh rivers, and exploring the famous Tengboche Monastery will be another best part of visiting Everest Base Camp Trek in April.
“Live life with no excuses, travel with no regret”!!!!! That is possible only when you trek at Everest Base Camp.
You will feel the childhood dream come true after visiting the close-up view of Mount Everest!!