The Everest Base Camp Trek in April. Spring is here and so is the trekking season in Nepal. If you did not know, the Spring and Autumn seasons are best for trekking.
April brings many enthusiastic trekkers in the world’s most popular trek.
April is the peak of spring. Which means that it is dry, sunny and the best time to trek. The temperature at the Everest Base Camp in April averages around -10°C.
However, the temperature only falls drastically at nighttime. You will encounter considerable temperature change between night and day in the Everest region.
The minimum of which averages to -7°C, and the maximum temperature averages to 10°C.
This month you will be greeted with bright sunny days with a little to no clouds. Also, the sun shines more than 7 hours a day. Resulting in pleasant trekking experiences.
Still, make a note that the weather is unpredictable in the Everest region. Sudden wind chills might trouble you. But what is a trek without a small adventure?
Why the Everest Base Camp Trek in April? Pros and Cons
You can observe people who are going to summit Mt. Everest
April brings in the dry and crisp weather of spring. As the sky becomes bright and clear, you will be able to observe the trekkers going to summit Mt. Everest.
Along with the view of Everest, you will be able to see the breathtaking view of the landscape.
The view is splendid on the trails of the Everest Base Camp. The April sky is clear, fresh, and breathtaking. You can see the mountain ranges without any obstruction of the clouds.
You will find that April is one of the best times to trek. As the weather is ideal and so is the view.
April is the peak month for trekkers to explore the mountain ranges of Nepal. Therefore, trekkers from all around the world gather this month to check off their most awaited trek.
This results in busy trails leading up to the Everest Base Camp. To avoid any stress, we suggest you walk at your own pace.
Hence, you will be able to relax and enjoy your trek optimally.
Numerous tents around the Everest Base Camp
Similar to the previous point, there is an abundance of trekkers on the Everest Base Camp in April.
You will discover many trekkers already on the Everest Base Camp. Moreover, trekkers have to wait their turn to take a picture among the prayer flags in the Everest Base Camp.
Recommended routes in April
If you are considering trekking in April, these are the best routes suitable in the Everest region.
Everest Panorama Trek
The Everest Panorama Trek is a 10-day trek. It is one of the easier routes to take in the brilliant view of mountain ranges. The apex of the trek is Tengboche (3,873m).
Hence, you will be able to relish in the glory of Everest, Lhotse, Kwangde, Tawache, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku. Due to the spring breeze of April, the clouds don’t obstruct your view.
Everest Base Camp Trek
The Everest Base Camp Trek is of 15 days. It is the world’s most popular trekking destination. The highest point of the trek is Everest Base Camp (5,364m).
Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri
The Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri is a 24-day trek. If you want to experience the fresh spring views among the mountain ranges, this trek is for you.
You will cross high passes such as Deurali, Lamjura, and Trakshindo. Similarly, you will get the views of additional peaks like Ganesh, Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, and much more.
Everest Three Passes Trek
The Everest Three Passes Trek is a 19-day trek. It is one of the more challenging and most rewarding treks in the Everest region. Trekkers find it rewarding because of its natural and cultural beauty.
This trek in the Khumbu region of Nepal grants one of the greatest experience of incredible scenery while surmounting the altitudes of the three high passes: Renjo La (5,360m), Cho La (5,420m) and Kongma La (5,535m) along with Kala Patthar (5,545m) and the Everest Base Camp (5,364m).
Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lake
The Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lake is an 18-day trek. This trek takes you on four different high altitudes in the Everest region.
Gokyo Ri (5,360m), Cho La Pass (5,420m), Kala Patthar (5,550m), and Everest Base Camp (5,364m).
It provides you with heavenly views of Mt. Everest along with Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, and other mountain ranges rising above 6000-8000 meters above the sea level.
The Ultimate Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek is a 13-day trek. As the name suggests, you will be provided with the highest quality of services and accommodations. This includes a helicopter ride back from the Everest Base Camp.
Travel Tips for Everest Base Camp Trek in April
Although April treks are not difficult, there are various things that you need to take into account to get the best experience.
One of the most important aspects of trekking is to hydrate. As April is warm, you will sweat profusely after walking for hours. Bringing your bottle and carrying water purifying tablets will help.
You must make sure to drink about half a liter of water every hour. We also don’t recommend the consumption of alcohol and meat during the trek.
Alcohol’s effects get magnified in high altitudes resulting in less oxygen to your brain. Similarly, the consumption of meat may result in diarrhea.
Book in Advance
As it is the springtime, you will experience difficulty in finding accommodations while on the trek. To avoid this, book in advance.
Moreover, flight tickets are comparatively cheaper when booked in advance.
Walk at your pace
Since you will be traveling to high altitudes, walking at your own pace is key. Remember that it is not a race. You don’t have to get intimidated by other trekker’s speed or stamina.
Pace yourself and enjoy the view at your leisure. Walking too fast or overexerting yourself will get you sick the next day. It might also cause altitude sickness.
Things you need to pack for the April Everest Base Camp Trek
Since you will be trekking during spring, you should be ready to pack light.
The basic needs for your April trek are mentioned below:
· A good quality sleeping bag
· Fleece Wind-stopper Jacket
· Warm Down Jacket
· Trekking tops
· Trekking trousers/ shorts
· Trekking Poles
· Water Bottle and water purifying tablets
· Insulating gloves
· Sunscreen, sun hat, and sunglasses
· Hiking socks
· Hiking Boots/ Waterproof trekking shoes
· Rucksack Bag with a waterproof shell
· Basic First Aid Kit (Include Diamox – for altitude, anti-nauseant, and Immodium – (in case of diarrhea))
· Trash bag and Whistle
· Toiletries (soap, shampoo, tissues, wet wipes, Moisturizers, sanitizers, toothbrush, toothpaste, washing powder, etc.)
Events in April
Nepal’s national New Year falls in mid-April (Usually either 13th or 14th). This is the day for excursions, picnics, celebrations, and gatherings.
If your visit to Nepal coincides with the Nepali New Year, you will be able to enjoy them before, after, or even on your trek. The perfect way to experience the flourishing spring season.