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Everest Base Camp Trek in April

  • 12-Mar-2021
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Everest Base Camp Trek in April is one of the most trekked months that offers the most delicate nature, charming weather conditions, and magical views of the snow-capped peaks, lustrous green hilly landscapes, and vast graze lands.

April is the peak spring month of Nepal, with spectacular crystal skies flowers blossoming in the Himalayan foothills, and the temperature is warm and quite favorable even in the high altitudes. An ultimate dream of nature lovers to peak at the base of the tallest peak of the planet comes true with getting Everest Base Camp. And each year, thousands of travelers choose to summit it during this month.

Traversing via a well-trekked trail, one enters Sagarmatha National Park- the most elevated national park on the planet, exploring diverse wildlife and vegetation with a glimpse of world-class peaks. Even though numerous mountains are visible and are spectacular, Mount Everest (8,848.48 m) is the core attraction for everyone opting for Everest Base Camp Trek. Besides, trekkers witness summits such as Mount Lhotse (8,516 m), Mount Pumori (7,161 m), Mount Nuptse (7,855 m), Mount Ama Dablam (6,856 m), and several others.

Exploring the Sherpa villages along with the culture and the way of living, visiting numerous religious shrines, prayer flags, prayer wheels, encountering several mountaineers, getting the glimpse of the majestic first rays of the sun over Himalayan ranges, being isolated from the hectic cities where basic accommodation and eateries, encountering frequent airy suspension bridges over giant rivers and passing several dazzling waterfalls makes your journey to Everest special, memorable and enjoyable during April. 

Not only Everest Base Camp Trek, but it is also possible to trek other high passes journeys this month. Alternatively, trekking enthusiasts and adventure lovers set their journeys to Everest High Passes Trek and Gokyo Lakes Trek.

Everest Base Camp Trek in April: Highlights

  • Enthralling and adventurous mountain flight to and from Tenzing Hilary Airport, Lukla.
  • Explore exotic ethnic settlements, antique monasteries, Chortens, Mane walls, prayer wheels, and prayer flags.
  • Pass airy suspension bridges over torrential Dudh Koshi and other small rivers and streams.
  • There are scenic views of glittering peaks as Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Ama Dablam, and several other neighboring peaks.
  • Diverse flora and fauna in the Sagarmatha National Park spotting rare and endangered flora and fauna of the Everest region
  • Incredible sunrise and sunset view from numerous vantage points
  • Trek at the foothills of the world-class peaks.
  • The Himalayan Sherpa people's religious, cultural, and social aspects are explored.
  • Test local cuisines of Nepal, especially of the Himalayas.

Everest Base Camp Trek in April: Getting There & Away         

Numerous ways are available to get to the Everest region in April. The easiest and fastest way to reach is to fly from Kathmandu to Lukla either in-plane or in a helicopter. It only takes 35 minutes to land Lukla from Kathmandu. Sometimes, the flights may get delayed or even canceled due to the weather conditions in Kathmandu or Lukla. But in the case of April, the chances of such incidents are less as the weather is favorable and there is less possibility of precipitation and getting smoked. Instead, Flights also fill up quickly in April, so it's important to book as far ahead as possible.

If you want to avoid the thrilling flight to Lukla, you can walk from Jiri. It is a classic route that approximately takes eight more days to reach Lukla from Jiri- a day destination from Kathmandu in a jeep. Jiri to Lukla is a pioneers’ route as early mountaineers would use this trail to access Everest before the airport of Lukla was established.

Next, you shall choose to take a flight to Phaplu Airport and then walk 4-5 days to reach Lukla. It's not a highly-frequented trek, but those travelers who make an effort tend to appreciate the more gradual ascent to the high altitudes of the Khumbu. As the gateway of Everest is Lukla and Namche, you must reach there before heading ahead to the base camp.

If you want to avoid everything but want to land at Everest Base Camp directly, you can charter a helicopter. It is the fastest way to get to Everest Base Camp within a single hour. You shall have panoramic views of the Himalayas, landscapes, and everything within the shortest period.

Everest Base Camp Trek in April: Weather Conditions

It is mid-spring in April, making it the perfect time to explore the scenic beauty. The climate is slightly warm this month, and the forests are green. Not to forget the flowers, spring means flowers, so a lot of exotic mountain flowers bloom this time of the year. Since this month is warmer, you will also get glimpses of exotic wild animals and birds along the trekking trail.

The weather conditions at higher altitudes are unpredictable. Monsoons are quite a mess, whereas winters are a challenge. And April is entirely safe. The weather and climate complement the beauty of the place.

The temperature is about 17 to 25-degree centigrade in the daytime and will lower down to 10 to 15 degrees centigrade in the morning and night. So the days are a bit longer, with more than 7 hours of daylight. This is just perfect for a lot of sightseeing.

Everest Base Camp Trek in April: Why to Trek?

It is needless to mention that trekking in Nepal in April is a perfect choice and is worth visiting. Here are some regions why one should trek Everest Base Camp (EBC) in April.

Flawless Temperature and Weather

A month of the spring season with a mild temperature, stable weather conditions, longer and sunny days makes your Himalayan journey pleasant along with memorable. Trekkers can enjoy the trip without worrying about extreme cold, slippery trails, or heavy precipitation. Undoubtedly, it is an ideal month for adventure seekers and nature lovers to trek the base of Mt. Everest-the tallest peak on the planet.

Celebrate Nepali New Year

According to the Nepali calendar, New Year falls on 1st Baishakh lies around mid-April. An entire nation rejoices a new year. You can celebrate this ceremony in the Nepalese Himalayas if you trek in April.

Flowers and Colors

Throughout the hills and trekking trails, one can find dyed in colors and aroma of wildflowers including rhododendron, cherries, and others.

Along with them, Everest Base Camp Trek offers to sightsee diverse birds, animals, and vegetation inside the Sagarmatha National Park.

More Sunny Hours in a Day

Longer days, stable weather conditions, a favorable climatic atmosphere, and shorter nights make your journey to Everest Base Camp doable. You shall get more time for hikes and you can enjoy the sightseeing until the sun goes down.

 Participate in Dumji festival of Sherpas

In the Everest region, Sherpa people celebrate a festival named Dumji in April. You can experience being a part of their lifestyle, culture

Sherpa people living at Everest celebrate a festival called the Dumji festival in April. Thus, April can be the best time to experience and be a part of their lifestyle, culture, and unique rituals. You can see their cultural dances too.

Everest Base Camp Trek in April: Recommended itinerary

Day Highlight Overnight
Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu(1,350m/4,429ft) Kathmandu
Day 2  Kathmandu city tour and trek preparation Kathmandu
Day 3 Fly Kathmandu to Lukla (2,860 m/9,383ft) and trek to Phakding (2,652 m/8,700 ft) Phakding
Day 4 Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft) Namche Bazaar
Day 5 Acclimatization Day: Hike to Syangboche (3,780 m/12,402 ft)-Everest View Hotel for acclimatization Namche Bazaar
Day 6 Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860 m/12660 ft) Tengboche
Day 7 Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4410 m/14464 ft) Dingboche
Day 8 Acclimatization day at Dingboche: Acclimatization hike to Nagarjun Hill (5,100 m/16,728 ft) Dingboche
Day 9 Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,910 m/16,105 ft) Lobuche
Day 10 Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,181 m/16,994 ft) to EBC (5,364 m/17,594 ft) and return Gorakshep Gorakshep
Day 11 Trek from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar (5,545 m/18,188 ft) and descend to Pheriche (4,210 m/13,809 ft) Pheriche
Day 12 Trek from Pheriche to Pangboche to Tengboche and Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,280 ft) Namche Bazaar
Day 13 Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800 m/9,184 ft.) Lukla
Day 14 Fly Lukla to Kathmandu (1,338 m/4,390 ft) Kathmandu
Day 15 Contingency Day -an extra day given in case the targeted day has unfavorable weather for Lukla flights  
Day 16 Final Departure. Airport Drop  

Everest Base Camp Trek in April: What to Pack?


  • Thermal Innerwear
  • Sun Hat
  • Quick Dry Fleece Jacket
  • Trekking Boots and Spare Laces
  • Hat (Warm), Scarf, and Gloves
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Trousers
  • Running shoes, Sandals, or Flip flops
  • Wool blend socks, socks liner
  • T-Shirts (we provide one for each to our clients)
  • Down Jacket (Thickness depends upon the region you choose)


  • Sleeping Bag and Duffle bag (Icicles Adventure Treks provide you)
  • Backpack
  • Trekking Maps
  • Headlamp with spare batteries
  • Water Bottle

Miscellaneous Items

  • Quick-drying small Towel
  • Water Purification Tablets
  • Laundry Soup Powder or bar
  • Toiletries
  • Sunblock Cream and Lip warm
  • Polarizing Sunglasses
  • Medical and First Aid Kit Box
  • Locks for your Bags during the trek

Final Say

April is one of the most favorable months for trekking the Everest region of Nepal. The weather conditions and climatic atmosphere are best, and the chances of precipitation and snowfall are less. The entire hills are filled with wildflowers, and the chances to see the panoramic Himalayan ranges are very high.

You can enjoy the journey as you have longer days and shorter nights so, you need not rush while trekking. At least 7 hours a day, you can trek under the crystal blue sky viewing gorgeous mountains dazzling waterfalls, encountering distinct flora and fauna of Sagarmatha National Park, and glacial lakes and glaciers.  


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