April is one of the best peak trekking months during the spring in Nepal.
This is the middle of the second most popular trekking season in Nepal.
If your trek runs from March into April then you will be trekking during some of the most colorful (flowers, trees) seasons in Nepal.
Early rains are usually light which kick start the spring blooms.
For the most part at 2,000m expect day time temperatures of 22+ degrees and temperatures at night around 7 degrees.
April trekking tips
- Bring a light rain jacket and backpack rain cover
- Dress in Layers
All treks are accessible during April in Nepal from Everest to the Annapurna Region. Expect lush valley greens along with spring flower blossoms. This season is completely different to the September seasons in terms of scenery so it's certainly worth considering if you have already gone trekking at a different time of year. This is an excellent time of year to visit Upper Mustang.
Warmer weather has arrived with 20+ degree* weather in the mountains not unheard of during the day. During the night it rarely hits freezing with temperature often around the 5-7 degree range*. Occasional hail showers, thunderstorms or rain can occur.
* weather temperatures and conditions change as you go up in altitude or descend. Likewise there are variations depending on the trek. Always expect passes and base camps to have more extreme conditions. The temperatures listed here are only used as rough indications.
Since publishing my guidebooks we've been keeping an accurate record of both GPS data for trails and the weather to try and help trekkers make decisions.
The following information is correlated based on real trekking guides and trekkers who were in the following areas. The weather data is broken down into the year of the trek, weeks in the month and a note on what a guide or person experienced in terms of weather. We've used EBC, ABC and the APC for weather examples as they cover the widest range of areas.
EBC = Everest Base Camp. ABC = Annapurna Base Camp. APC = Annapurna Circuit. WK = Week.
* Blank years or weeks just means the guide or data is/was not available. It may also mean we've not had the time to update the data here (we have a lot of data on all treks). We are trying to keep this information as accurate as possible. If you are looking for specific data you may contact us, however you can best support this site by purchasing a guidebook first.
Trek / DateEBC
April 2017Wk 1: Good views, no snow.
April 2018Wk 2: Good views, snow on the ground but light
Trek / DateABC
WK 2: Cloudly but great views in
April 2016WK 2: No rain or snow with great views all day.
WK 1: Good views & weather. Wk 2: Good mountain views with light snow from Thugla to Gorek shep.
Wk 3: Good weather with clear views.
WK 3: Good views all the way to Base Camp.
Trek / DateAPC
April 2017Wk: 3 Clear views
WK 2: Good views, some clouds.
This historical climate/weather data may be useful to some but do remember that that the weather can change on an hourly basis in Nepal.
Dressing in layers is always recommended. Good strong trekking boots would be advisable due to any rain you might come across. A windproof jacket and rain jacket will be needed along with rain proof backpack covers. Trekking shirts, shorts, pants and a fleece (for the evenings). Keep in mind that humidity can build up in April with sunny, wet and hot days. Dressing in loose clothing can help with the warmer days. A light sleeping bag is a great addition or a sleeping bag liner.
All accommodation along the trekking routes will be open in March.
Accommodation rarely gets filled up in April.
All accommodation along the trekking routes will be open in April. Accommodation can get busy along popular trails in April. However it should not get as booked out as it might in the September – November season later in the year.
Do read my guidebook trekking in Nepal to understand about restaurants when trekking you may not be allowed to stay in your accommodation if you eat elsewhere when trekking!
Yes, trekking permits are available year round in Nepal including April. Permits are available in both Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Yes you'll need travel insurance when trekking in April. Wet, slippery paths often lead to many ankle strains and slips so do take care.
Do read about getting proper travel insurance for trekking in Nepal.
Do read my full article on when is the best time of year to go trekking in Nepal for a full overview which it makes it easy to pick the best season to go trekking. Meanwhile here's a monthly breakdown.
Again, if you are trying to make plans it'll be easier to read when is the best time of year to go trekking in Nepal first, then the monthly breakdown.
The above information should give you a brief outline and understanding about trekking in Nepal in April.
I've compiled more detailed articles on the specifics of trekking in Nepal below.
You will find them to be a great place to thoroughly research your trip to Nepal, be sure to bookmark them so you don't forget!
|You might find my following free guides helpful:|
My guide on trekking in Nepal
|Check out my guide on equipment & gear needed for trekking in Nepal|
|Check out my list of treks to do in Nepal complete with maps||Check out my guide on how to travel overland into Tibet for a lot more!|
|How to choose a trekking guide in Nepal||My Day by day account of trekking to Everest Base Camp in the off season (winter)|
|Check out my How to travel overland into Nepal guide||Check out my country Guide to Nepal|
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