April in Nepal is spring. Spring has three months: March, April and May. March is the starting of spring season in Nepal. The environment goes through different changes like welcomes beautiful migratory birds, new blossoms, beautiful fragrance of flowers and specifically, flowering rhododendron make the entire nature mesmerizing. Presenting the fact, majority of trekkers make trekking trips to different regions of Nepal to see flowering rhododendron blanketing the entire hills and mountains.
Exactly the same changes occur on the Everest Base Camp Trekking trail. The weather tends to be pleasant. Everest Base Camp trekking trail seldom receives rainfall during April. The arrival of new birds and insects in the nature make the Everest Base Camp Trekking trail more spellbinding. The weather is astonishingly clear. Do you know one thing that the climbers or the mountaineers love to do climbing in April or in March because there is less snow on the mountain and also the mountains receives no snowfall? This makes the climbing or trekking more convenient.
Spring is relatively warmer in Nepal and the same rule is applied for the Everest Base Camp Trek. In other seasons like winter and autumn, the trekkers will suffer of freezing cold in the morning, evening and night. But during April, there will not be snowfall and the temperature rises up to 15 degree Celsius. So, we do not need to worry about chilling cold if you are making your Everest Base Camp Trek in April.
Most significantly, the rhododendron in different colors especially red will cover the entire hills of Everest Base Camp trekking trail. Your naked eyes and the cameras will find hard to believe such astonishing nature. Likewise, diverse species of other vegetations, birds and wildlife in Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the national park located at the highest elevation of the world.
Definitely, the mountain views will be breathtaking. The clear sky provides the background to the silver shining mountain peaks including Mt. Everest( 8848m), the top of the world. The combination between spotlessly clear sky and the giant mountain peaks will absolutely spectacular.
Day 01: Fly to Lukla (2,800 m), trek to Phakding (2,651 m): 30 min flight/3 - 4 hours trek
Day 02: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar: 5 - 6 hours trek
Day 03:Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar
Day 04:Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche: 5 - 6 hours trek
Day 05:Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche: 5 - 6 hours trek
Day 06:Dingboche-Acclimatization day.
Day 07:Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche: 5- 6 hours trek
Day 08:Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170 m), visit Everest Base Camp(5,364 m): 6- 7 hours trek
Day 09:Trek from Gorak Shep to Pherice (4,288m) via Kala Patthar (5,545m): 7- 8 hours
Day 10:Trek from Pherice to Namche Bazaar: 6 - 7 hours trek
Day 11:Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 6 - 7 hours trek
Day 12:Fly to Kathmandu from Lukla: 30 Min Flight
Autumn and Spring are the two best seasons of the year for Everest Base Camp Trek. These two are the most favorable weathers for not only Everest Base Camp Trek, but also for every kind of trekking in the Himalayas in Nepal.
Do you know one thing that the normal Everest Base Camp Trek can upgraded into Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek? The availability of luxury lodges and hotels on the trail make same Everest Base Camp Trek a luxury. This is just to inform to the luxury seekers.