Everest Base Camp Trek in April

22 Dec, 2018   |   posted by Ishwar

Everest Base Camp trek in April is mesmerizing. The alluring Himalayas, landscape, glacial lakes, and green forests are at their best in the stable climatic conditions.

This Everest Base Camp Trek isn’t only about natural beauty but the socio-cultural beauty as well. While immersing in the biodiversity, you will also get to learn about the lifestyle of Sherpa people.

April means spring season in the Everest region. April introduces the colorful nature. There are no more bare lands. You’ll see the tiny sprouts of grasses growing day by day. You’ll be friends with the blooming mountain flowers and the exotic wildlife en route.

The April trek is pleasing to your eyes. This blooming month offers you plenty of photographic opportunities. Walking past the dense rhododendron forests and incredible Sherpa villages is a remarkable experience.

Starting at Lukla, the EBC trek in April qualifies you to witness the most spectacular views of popular summits. Some of them are Mount Everest 8848 m, Mount Lhotse 8516 m, Mount Pumori 7161m, Mount Nuptse 7885m, and many others. You’ll also see the incredible Khumbu Glacier, the world’s highest glacier.

The clear and elegant skies give you picture perfect views of the surrounding. The daytime temperature tends towards a warmer and pleasing one. You will have a pleasurable walk.

April has pleasant and comfortable weather for the EBC trek. The weather remains stable for long. However, the region gets little windy during midday. We recommend you to start your trek early every day to avoid the wind.

April is the most popular spring months for the EBC trail. Prepare to share the trekking trail with lots of trekkers like you. You must also prepare for your food and lodging prior to the trek. And check about the Everest Base Camp packing list to prepare this trip well.

April, being months of colors of wildflowers and joys of festivals is a beautiful time for EBC trek. All the glorious and magical experiences of your trek will definitely add to your stories of Himalayan adventures.

Everest Base Camp Trek in April

Highlights of the Everest Base Camp Trek in April

April brings bright sunny days and clear skies in the Khumbu region. The mountain vistas are so captivating. Everest Base Camp trek in April is an awesome trek to do. The trek is immensely beautiful.

Here we have listed some of the major highlights of EBC trek in April:

  • Trekking to the footstep of the majestic Everest, Everest Base Camp at 5,380 meters is a major highlight in itself.
  • The thrilling flight to and from Kathmandu- Lukla. The eagle eye views of mesmerizing mountains and Himalayas during flight are lovely.
  • Stable weather, suitable temperature, clear blue skies and beautiful vistas along the trekking route.
  • Take a walk around Namche Bazaar (3,450 m), the busiest Sherpa town in Khumbu region.
  • Visit the famous Tengboche Monastery. (3,867m) and collect blessings form the Sherpa priests in the monastery.
  • Stand at the highest point of this trek at Kala Patthar (5,545 m), the most beautiful and closest Everest viewpoint.
  • Explore the unique Sherpa culture, lifestyle, and hospitality of the Sherpas and other local ethnic communities.
  • Enjoy the magnificent view of the majestic peaks like Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Changtse, Ama Dablam in the region.

If you are planning to trek Everest Base Camp in February and need help, do not hesitate to contact us. We will help you to make your trip memorable.

Weather Conditions of Everest Base Camp in April

April is one of the best times to trek to the Everest Base Camp. It is a mid-spring time. The weather is stable and the temperature is mild. This time is a perfect time for experiencing the close-up and undisturbed views of glorious Himalayas.

The weather and the climate are just perfect. Nature is at its best in April. The Everest region tends towards a warmer temperature day by day. With a warmer climate, April becomes a favorable time for lots of vegetation, exotic wildlife, and migratory birds.

  • Temperature

April has mild temperature ranges. During bright sunny days, the temperature at the Everest Base Camp reaches highs of around 10°C.

Nights at Everest are much colder than the days. The average minimum temperature drops down to around -5°C during nights. The temperature is rarely freezing at night.

The early mornings can be a bit chilling. Wear warm clothes for cold temperatures.

The estimated hours of sunshine per day during April averages around 6 to 7 hours. The sky is clear most of the time. Thus, the sun remains unobscured by the clouds.

  • Wind

The Everest Base Camp gets windy in the mid-day during April. The average speed of daily wind is roughly 15 kilometers per hour.

Note: The weather at Everest Base Camp is really unpredictable. The Everest Base Camp trek in April is generally not affected due to the bad weather conditions. The trekking routes rarely get obstructed temporarily in case of heavy rainfalls or avalanches. The trek is absolutely safe and doable otherwise.

Why Everest Base Camp Trek in April?

Season of Flowers

April is the month where you will see the forests and the hillocks blooming in rhododendrons and other wildflowers. This is the time of mid-spring where the flowers and the vegetations all come into life. While trekking in the lower regions you will walk through the rhododendron blossoms.

Dry Weather

This is the dry time of the year with the least chances of rainfall. You will get to walk in the dry trails where the winter snow has melted and the monsoon rain is yet to arrive. So, while trekking in this time you will have much pleasurable time where you can trek in the light clothing and comfortable gears. You do not have to worry either of the slippery trails or the bugs on the trail.

Bearable Temperatures

This is the season after the winter season has ended in the Everest region. By this month the surrounding starts warming up with the glazing sun and the most stable weather conditions. The daytime temperature is usually hot while it drops at nights and morning but is absolutely bearable.

Clearest Views

This is among the less humid month with the lower chances of precipitation. And this season offers the clearest views with minimum chances of the hazes and clouds disturbing the mountain views. The stunning views of the snow-covered mountain peaks on the backdrop of the glowing hillocks in rhododendrons.

Everest Base Camp Trek in April

Tips for Everest Base Camp Trek in April

Prepare for altitude sickness. Anyone is prone to altitude sickness during the Everest Base Camp trek. Maintain a steady walk, and hydrate yourself throughout the trek. You can also carry medicines for altitude sickness by consulting with your medical advisor.

Be ready for the trek, both mentally and physically. It is you, your health, confidence, and determination that aids to a successful trek. Get some physical training before weeks to maintain your physical fitness. Being mentally prepared is equally necessary.

Take time to make a checklist of items that you want to carry on the trek. Acquire some ideas on the packing lists for EBC trek in April. This will help you in getting your packaging gears.

Wear clothes in layers. Daytime is sunny and hot. You might even sweat sometimes. By dressing in layers, it is easier to manage your clothing as per the need. Wear windcheater jackets and thin gloves to protect you from cold mountain wind.

Hiring a porter and an experienced guide can be more helpful. Carrying all your gears yourself is nothing but burdening yourself with your own baggage. Hire a porter to help you with the load. Also, trekking with an experienced guide in EBC trek ensures proper guidance and help.

Start early in the morning. Trekking early in the morning will protect you from the daytime heat of the sun. Also, you can escape a windy trek.

Get a long vacation. April is the best time to enjoy many festivals in Nepal. Nepali New Year, Bisket Jatra, Chaite Dashain, and Ram Navami are some. You shouldn’t miss the chance of enclosure to Nepalese culture, traditions, and norms.

If you are planning to trek Everest Base Camp in February and need help, do not hesitate to contact us. We will help you to make your trip memorable.

Packing Lists for Everest Base Camp Trek in April

  • UV Protection Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen creams and lotions
  • Sun Hat and a Warm Cap (for nights and early mornings)
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Lip Balm
  • Comfortable trekking shoes
  • Trekking socks (3-4 pairs)
  • Trekking Tops and Trousers
  • Trekking Poles
  • Down and Fleece Jackets
  • Thin Insulating Trekking Gloves
  • A good quality Sleeping Bag
  • Thermal flask or a refillable water bottle
  • Water purifying tablets or liquids
  • Personal Hygiene Kits: Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Shampoo, Sponge, Towels, Toilet paper, etc [get some tampons or pads if you are menstruating]
  • Medical kit box with general medicines for cold, diarrhea, etc.
  • Camera and accessories (extra batteries, tripod, memory cards, power bank)
  • Notebook and Pen (only if you are writing in your notepad)

Final Say,

Flowers, Flowers, dancing in the wind, vibrant colors and their Swings! April is simply beautiful in the Everest region!

It is one of the best time for EBC trek. This month assures you pleasing weather. You’ll enjoy each and every second of your trek. The beautiful flowers blooming with grace, the sugar-coated Himalayas standing bravely!

Put on your hiking shoes and set off on the lifetime adventure. Dare to stand at the base of the gigantic peak, The Mount Everest. Capture the best picturesque vistas of Himalayas kissing the clear blue sky.

Have a lovely time! We wish to see you in our Everest Base Camp Trek in April.
To book this trip, contact us.

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