Trekking in Nepal in April

trekking in Nepal in April

The period from March to May is suitable for the tourists who come to Nepal for trekking. Trekking in Nepal in April might not be the most favorite season for those thinking to trek just at best season of the year, but of course, it is the second-best season for trekking after Autumn months.

In this article we will give you overview of trekking in Nepal in April, reasons to choose this month, weather conditions, and best treks in Nepal in April.

In Nepal, in April, the weather is super cozy with crimson rhododendron flowers sprite out their blossoms covering the mountain valleys just like an artistic work makes your trekking fantastic.

The climate will energize you to climb the highest peaks with less effort.

No worries of sudden rain or moisture, no slippery cliffs is another reason to plan your Nepal trekking in April.

Weather in Nepal in April

It is one of the Hottest Month in Nepal and is suitable for adventure activities.

The Maximum Temperature is around 30-degree Celsius(86 degrees Fahrenheit) in cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara during this time, making it very convenient for foreign tourists.

The minimum temperature is 12 degrees C (54 degrees F) during nighttime.

It is mainly a dry climate where the tourists can enjoy Sunlight for 6 to 7 hours a day.

In the mountains, whether in lower altitudes like Ghorepani, Tengboche will be quite warm, whereas higher elevations above 4000 meters temperatures would be 5-7 degrees Celcius.

Best Treks in Nepal in April

You can do any trek you like in April. Because it is mid-spring, one of the best time to trek in Nepal. Short treks like Poon Hill, Mardi Himal, Annapurna base camp can be done every month of the year so that here we mentioned the best treks in Nepal in April you might choose if you are looking for high altitude treks in Nepal.

Everest Base Camp Trek

The Himalayan Base Camp of Mount Everest is always fascinating to the trekkers across the world. The temperature here in April (4000 meters above sea-level) stays around -15 degrees C (the minimum temperature), while the Maximum Temperature is 25 degrees C during the daytime.

There are several reasons to choose Everest Base Camp trekking in April, among which the climate is the main factor. It is not chilly and not so moisty during this season. Usually, the frequent rain and the landslides are the biggest threats for trekking, which is unavailable in April.

Khumbu Glacier, tallest Mountain views, Sagarmatha National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Buddhist Monasteries, Tyangboche and Pangboche, Dingboche, Namche Bazaar, Sherpa Colonies are the main attraction of the trek.

Annapurna Circuit Trek

As discussed earlier in this article, April has one of the best climatic conditions in Nepal, which is much convenient for any high altitude trekking. Annapurna Circuit trek is one of those.

It’s not too hot during the daytime, while the night is cozy and a bit chilly sometimes. That is the reason you might need to carry a pack of warm clothes. Don’t worry about the down jacket and sleeping bags; trekking agencies will provide them.

So, all you need to do is to enjoy the spectacular scenic view of Annapurna and the most famous rhododendron flowers covering the mountains during April, magnolia being the cherry on top.

Mount Annapurna, Mount Machhapuchhre, Mount Dhaulagiri are some of the wildest attractions to be covered within the Annapurna Circuit Trek in April.

Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang valley is one of the best treks in Nepal in April. Thousands of observers come for this trek to explore the Sunrise from Tserko Ri, and the views of peaks like Dorje Lakpa(6690 Meters), Lang Tang Ri (6370 meters), Langtang Lirung (7245 Meters).

The weather in April at Langtang Trek is truly fantastic. At the lower heights, you might not need warm clothes (a layer above the usual sleeves is enough), but as you start climbing upwards, the air begins freezing. You will probably need layers of warm clothes and sleeping bags at the higher altitudes.

It is alluring to witness the twigs and blossoms coming out from the sprouts and the landscape of Langtang Valley getting covered with beautiful rhododendron flowers.

Upper Mustang Trek

The region is one of the driest areas in Nepal. The Upper Mustang region is arid, rocky, and deserted. Himalayan Deer, Himalayan Pheasants, Himalayan Bears, Red Pandas (if you saw on the way) will make your journey more enjoyable.

Apart from the regular visits, you will also find some extra observations like the view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Ranges, the famous pilgrim place Muktinath, and Lo Gekhar Monastery (The oldest Monastery in the world)

April, the period between the mid of March to the middle of May (which is Spring in Nepal), is to enjoy the pre-monsoon climatic conditions. Upper Mustang trekking in Nepal is favorable during this period as you will not face any landslides, heavy rain, snowfall, or you will enjoy very warm weather.

The clear sky will allow you to explore the trans-Himalayan landscapes from very close.

Manaslu Circuit Trek

Several natural attractions are spread across the wilderness of Manaslu, which brings thousands of tourists to this destination throughout the year.

Mount Manaslu, Mount Lungjung Himal, Mount Annapurna II, Cheo Himal, Heilung Himal, Nanjing, Gyaji Kang, Kang Guru mountains you can see during the trek. Furthermore, Buddhi Gandaki River Gorge, Snow Leopard (very rare, If you are lucky) are some of the most enchanting beauties you explore in this trekking in Nepal in April.

The Spring season, mainly April, is the time you must have to do Manaslu Circuit Trek, where there are chances you get to enjoy the natural views along with the wild animals just coming out from their hibernation period.

Larky La Pass is breathtaking, and so as the beautiful rhododendron blossoms, along with the wild animals like yak, Himalayan monkeys.

The lower regions like Deng and Shyala rejoices Spring with colorful rhododendron flowers-the yellow, orange, red, crimson, white, pink blossoms. To experience such once-in-a-lifetime offer, you have to do Trekking in Nepal in April.

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

Kanchenjunga trek region is in the eastern part of Nepal. There are Tibetian monasteries like Ramtang and Okta, The Tamor River, which is truly fantastic with the enigmatic front end, and a view larger than life.

The wild animals such as Snow Leopard, Musk Deer, Red Panda are a sheer delight to watch passing by frequently, on the course of your journey.

The view of above-8000 meter peaks like Mount Everest (8848 Meters), Mount Makalu (8201 Meters), Mount Lhotse (8516 Meters) is mesmerizing.

There are no chances of snow or rain during Spring (the pre-monsoon season, generally from March to May). During the winter, you cannot reach the Sylle la Pass, which is one of the main reasons to choose Kanchenjunga Trekking in Nepal in April.

Ghunsa and Pangpema are famous for land-sliding activities, which are entirely harmless and thoroughly enjoyable in April. Nevertheless, the climate is soft, moderate, balanced, and favorable in April for trails like Kanchenjunga South and North Base camp.

Upper Dolpo Trek

There are so many wild attractions scattered around Upper Dolpo. You can cover a few awesome places during this trek, such as Lake Phoksundo, Shey Gompa (800-year-old Monastery), Yang Ze Gompa, Bon Gompa, Yarchagumba, Shey Phoksundo National Park, and more.

You can observe wild animals like Blue Sheep, Musk Deer, Red Panda, Himalayan Monkeys, and experience the red and orange rhododendrons amidst the quiet, pleasant humble natural gravity.

It looks incredible as the bare tree branches start getting new leaves, and the sprouts start blossoming into colorful rhododendrons.

Not only that, there is no rough sketches in nature. Whatever you see, you enjoy it completely.

The lush green enchanting valleys, the snow-covered mountain peaks, fantastic cozy breeze blowing all around, the eyes of the wild animals lurking through the dark- the view is beyond a regular traveler’s imagination.

This place falls under the rain-shadow area of Dhaulagiri, not getting enough rainfall throughout the region. Thus the site has known as a high altitude desert with free-flowing rivers and never-ending waterfalls.

Not to forget Things to carry While Trekking in Nepal in April

  • Carry Raincoat/Umbrella to avoid sudden rain at lower elevations.
  • Though it is Spring in Nepal in April, you might still get cold at higher altitudes. So don’t miss to carry warm clothes.

Conclusion

Spring is adorable, so as of April. But as May approaches, there can be sudden snowfalls which cause destruction, the barriers for a convenient trail. So remember this, that Spring means it’s April, the best season for a trek. Choose one from our list of best treks in Nepal in April if you are thinking to trekking in Nepal in spring season.

Trekking is the fundamental goal, that’s true. Instead of that If you are here for trekking in Nepal in April, you can also enjoy a local festival, the Nepali residents, the local street food, religion, and the Nepali culture- make your holidays even more memorable.

Local festivals like Rato Machchendranath, Nepali New Year, Buddha Jayanti take place at this time. So why not be a part of these celebrations at the same time as trekking? Start planning your next vacation for Nepal in April. If you need any help, feel free to contact us or leave a comment below.

About Author

Sudeep is a co-founder of Up To Himalaya. He has trekked almost all mountains in Nepal including Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, Manaslu, Kanchenjunga & many more. He would love to help people to make their holiday unforgettable by sharing his own experiences on the Himalayas of Nepal. If you want any information related to different trekking trails of Nepal while planning your trip, You can directly contact him on +977-9817223143.

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