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Everest Base Camp Trek in April: Temperature, Tips, Difficulty, and Packing List

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Everest Base Camp Trek in April: Temperature, Tips, Difficulty, and Packing List

Everest Base Camp Trek in April (or Everest Base Camp in April) offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with the most adventurous and thrilling experience.  
Spring season – March, April and May – is the best time to trek to Everest base camp where you are greeted by spring flowers and plants like rhododendron, peach and pear etc. Days are warm during this season and Nepal is ideal for trekking and trekking as the famous Mount Everest climb starts in April and ends in May. pre-monsoon season; Where nature stands for new creation. Desolate forests and plants get a new lease of life, wild flowers bloom everywhere, cool fresh air spreads natural fragrances far and wide and nature spreads its majestic beauty.

While trekking in the Everest region, the sight of snow-capped mountains, glaciers, wild animals, ancient villages, stupas and gompas helps to forget the rigors of the trek. EBC Trek in April is the best package to trek Everest region with Nepal's most experienced and leading local company. Mountain Magic Treks assures smooth travel, route safety, best value and highly experienced local guides to successfully complete your Everest Base Camp trek. 

Everest Base Camp Trek Weather in April

The month of April – which is the middle of spring season – is the perfect time to trek in the Himalayas. The days are long and the temperature is warm. It is a dry season and the climate here is neither too cold nor too hot. The temperature (Mt Everest Base Camp April) rises up to 7°C during the day and it drops to around -10°C at night.
As the air is dry, there is less chance of snow. Skies are often clear in April but spring rains should occur at lower elevations. Everest base camp season in April is the perfect weather condition, where you can get an opportunity to experience the high landscape with its colorful forests, wild flowers and the best view of snow capped mountains. It makes your trek more adventurous and memorable.

Trips

Walk at your own pace:
Don't worry about the walking pace of other trekkers, walk at your own pace. You're not in a race, so you need to take it easy, following the motto 

Slow and steady wins the race.
When moving from lower to higher altitudes, you have to adjust to the higher altitude air pressure. We advise you to join a small group; 8 persons in total which gives more flexibility and privacy during the trek. If you try to rush, you may fall victim to Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). If you feel uncomfortable please advise your guide, listen to your body and dismount immediately 

Hydrate yourself

Hiking at high altitude causes the body to sweat. So you should hydrate well to avoid dehydration. We recommend that you drink no more than 4 liters of water per day. Your mind and body work best when you have enough water. It also increases the oxygen level in your body which helps you to avoid Acute Mountain Sickness. 

Pre-booking

Pre-booking is required to secure your spot for trekking. Everest Base Camp Trekking in April is the best time to trek to Everest Base Camp. During the trekking season, the route becomes busy, and it is difficult to get a room in the lodges and tea houses of the trekking trails. 
Despite this, domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is essential as morning weather is safe in hilly areas and there is less possibility of flight cancellation. Advance booking of Everest Base Camp Trek offers you a well-informed guide, early morning flight, good view, and comfortable room.

Everest Base Camp Eco Friendly Trek

Hundreds of people visit Everest Base Camp every year. Food, beverages and housing materials produce waste. This increases pollution and affects the natural beauty of the Everest region. We organize eco-friendly treks that encourage pollution control. 

Mountain Magic treks bring back waste which helps make Everest treks cleaner. And we also follow the simple trick of providing safe drinking water that avoids pet bottles. 

Packing list

In April, where the days are warmer than in March and before, but the morning and night still depend on the altitude. Despite this, global warming sometimes changes the weather contrary to regular predictions. It is the middle of spring so there is little chance of rain at higher altitudes.

So, spring season doesn't mean you have to wear one layer of clothing. But you need to dress in layers. Compared to different seasons of the year, this is the best time to trek in the Everest region. So you need to pack the right gear, items and gadgets according to the month. You can get the overall list by following this link, Packing list for Everest Base camp trek.

Difficulty in trekking and flying to Lukla

Everest base camp trek is tough and challenging. You need to prepare in advance. If you prepare effectively you can easily conquer Everest Base Camp. After a scenic 30 to 40 minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, your trek begins. A buffer day is required for flights to/from Lukla. This rural flight is completely weather dependent and may be delayed by a few hours, even canceled for a day or more. In worst case sharing helicopters with fellow trekkers are available. Everest base camp trek requires you to walk for 6 to 7 hours per day.

But if you feel that you are not confident about your physical condition then you can opt for private tour and Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek. To prevent financial loss you should purchase travel insurance that covers baggage loss, flight cancellation and health emergencies.

Lukla

The name Lukla actually means "place of goats and sheep". But now due to urbanization the place has completely changed, so no animals can be seen in this area.

Lukla is the starting point for trekking in the Everest region. It is home to the world's most exciting airport, Tenzing-Hilary Airport. During the peak trekking season, this place is packed with trekkers. Most trekkers take a tea break for a few hours and proceed to further trekking destinations.

But the natural beauty of this small town makes it worth spending at least one night. Despite this, the landscapes here are also enough to appreciate the beauty of this small town. 

Namche Bazaar

Initially, Namche Bazaar was the trading center of the entire Khumbu region. But nowadays, it has become the biggest commercial site for the entire region. Nowadays, many locals are involved in the tourism industry, working as porters and guides.

Namche Bazaar is famous for trekking as it is a perfect place for acclimatization. The bitter truth is that Namche Bazaar is the ultimate place to get all the luxury amenities and facilities. Just like on the trail, you will get basic accommodation facilities.

The place is full of alpine resorts with bars and bakeries. After or before the trek, you can easily spend a day or two and enjoy the cool and refreshing atmosphere. 

Tengboche Monastery

Tengboche Monastery, also known as Thangboche or Dawa Choling Gompa, is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery. It is located at an altitude of 3,867 meters. It is one of the most prominent and largest monasteries in the entire Everest region.

From the top of the monastery one can see panoramic views of the nearby Mt Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku mountains. 

While traveling to Everest base camp, you should not miss visiting this monastery. It is the most important holy place in the entire region. A visit to this holy place gives you a great opportunity to understand the Sherpa culture, their pride and traditions. 

Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar

Everest base camp is the final trekking destination of the journey and the ascent of Everest also begins from here.

Kala Patthar is a huge black rock at a height of 5,643 meters. It is also known as the best place to see Mount Everest. 
The view of Everest can be seen from the base camp but not so clear from Kala Patthar. Kala Patthar offers the closest and most amazing view of Mount Everest.

From this place you can see the entire views of Mt Everest i.e. from the base camp to the summit including Khumbu Glacier.

Events

Most of the people living in the Everest region are Sherpas and they are mainly Buddhist in culture and religion. Sherpas celebrate various festivals. However, in this month, the people living in the hilly areas celebrate Hindu festivals. Different festivals celebrated in Nepal have their own importance and recognition. So all festivals are important for Nepalese. You can experience the following festivals while visiting Nepal in April

Ram Navami / Chaite Dashain: Hindus celebrate this festival on the ninth day of Chaitra Navratri to mark the birth of Lord Rama, the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Nepali New Year: Nepal uses Bikram Samvat instead of AD Samvat. Different tribes in Nepal celebrate their own New Year, but the National New Year falls in mid-April. 

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Prepare for altitude sickness

  • The bitter truth is that no matter how great shape you are, altitude sickness can hit you hard on the trail.
  • One of the most important Everest base camp trek tips is to make sure to bring diamox pills (altitude sickness medicine).
  • Apart from this, you should drink plenty of water throughout the journey.

Why Trek to EBC in April?

Experience an unforgettable flight to Lukla on long hot days. Explore the Namche Bazaar and Sherpa culture. Visit Tengboche Monastery which is one of the highest monasteries in Khumbu region, high suspension bridge walkthrough. Visit Kala Patthar for a close-up view of Mount Everest and the sunrise.
conclusion
Everest Base Camp Trek in April is a great opportunity to explore the natural beauty, ancient culture and highest base camp in the world for keen trekkers like you. An excellent weather condition with moderate temperature makes it a perfect time for the trek. Snow-capped mountains, glaciers, colorful forests and ancient gompas are the major attractions of the Everest trek. 

The pleasant atmosphere and warm welcome on the trails helps you forget the pain and rigors of the trek. Welcome to Nepal to immerse yourself in the womb of nature. Contact us if you have any questions?

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