Without a doubt, flowers looks incredibly beautiful and ravishing in their natural environment, rather than in a vase. No surprise, the poets and author mention these masterpiece creations of nature in their work. As spring knocks door, many enthusiastic travelers’ visit different places to garner an experience of a lifetime.
The world always seems a magical place to live in when you explore the flowers, stretching as far as you can see on the white backdrop of Himalayan peaks. Comes spring (April) and Whole Country is alive with grand display of wildflowers (especially rhododendron).
The beauty of Nepal in April is associated with many things. Incredible Himalayan views, abundant sunshine hours, display of grand wildflowers and untouched wilderness.
April in Nepal
Good News for flower and mountain lovers! April is the best time to witness flowers and Himalayan peaks in Nepal. Trekking in Nepal in April allows you to enjoy the ethereal beauty the nature brings to this spectacular landscapes.
Delight yourself enjoying the magnificently bloomed rhododendron in April. The flower looks like a blanketed layer over the hill which is simply mesmerizing to witness. Trekking in Nepal in April is famous among adventure enthusiast for its great weather, dramatic landscapes, blooming flowers and great views.
Weather in Nepal in April
Get your bag packed and proceed for one of the best journey of your life. The average daytime temperature is around 30 degree Celsius and the average minimum temperatures is about 12 degree Celsius.
However some nights are quite cold; even drops down to freezing temperature, make sure you pack warm clothes to shield you.
The sun rises from 6 – 7 hours a day and you may need t-shirts and shorts. But nights are cold so it is wise to pack warm jackets.
The clouds are rare and the clear blue sky dominates most part of the day. The temperature is perfect for both alpine and low altitude trekking.
It is quite warm until 4,000m and mild at alpine elevation. You don’t need to carry any extra warm clothes.
Good part is that days are quite long. It means you will have more extra time to explore the trekking region.
Best Trekking Destination in Nepal in April
Since April is the second best month to trek Nepal, you will have plenty of choices for your adventure vacation. Mark my word, you will discover the best of Nepal.
Here are the list of top trekking destination in April 2018:
Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest Base Camp Trek is one of most sought and popular trekking destination in Nepal. With its straggling height (5,364m), the trek offers superb panorama of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori and more.
Everest Base Camp Trek starts with a scenic trans-Himalayan flight to Lukla. It is the major entry point of Everest region. You will walk along the bank of Dhudhkoshi River and make a climb to Namche Bazaar. Namche is the heart and soul of Khumbu region. Here you will spend one more night to assure proper acclimatization and rest. Next climb to Dingboche via Tengboche and spend another night for acclimatization. Then gradually climb to Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar.
Everest Three Pass Trek
Everest Three Pass Trek is the ultimate Everest experience in Nepal. The trekking route features all the highlights: mountain views, local Sherpa Culture and surrounding landscapes. Note – Everest three pass trek is one of the challenging teahouse treks in Nepal.
There are three major passes – Cho La Pass, Renjo La Pass & Kongma La Pass; all above 5,000m altitude. The Three Pass trekking trail goes through Gokyo Valley, Everest Base Camp and Thame Valley.
Crossing Kongma La Pass (5,535m), Lobuche (4,925m), Cho La Pass (5,420m), Gokyo (4,790m), Renjo La Pass (5,360m) and Thame Village (3,820m) is an incredible Himalayan experience. Moreover, the cultural hospitality of Legendary Sherpa is really intriguing.
Gokyo Lake Trek
The shimmering, pristine blue and green water of Gokyo Lake is the most memorable sights to explore in Nepal. The glacial fed lakes surrounded by snowy peaks is really magical place to visit.
Gokyo Lake trek is perfect for those people who wants different experience in Everest region with unique views and fewer nights spend at very high elevation.
Apart from six glacial fed lakes, you can climb to the summit of Gokyo Ri which is almost at same height as Everest Base Camp. The Gokyo Ri summit features the magnificent views of Everest and other mountains and glaciers.
Everest View Trek
If you are only few day on disposal but want an Everest experience, then Everest view trek is perfect option for you. Everest view trek is one of short and easy trail in Everest region. It goes through isolated Sherpa village and lush vegetation with spectacular view around.
The trek starts with a scenic Tran-Himalayan flight to Lukla and follows the Dudhkoshi River until you climb Namche Bazaar. Next morning, you will hike to Everest view hotel for excellent view of Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam. Also you will visit Khumjung village, an authentic dotted with ancient monasteries and religious sites. On the last day of trek, you will climb down to Lukla from Namche for a flight the following morning back to Kathmandu.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the best trekking trail in Nepal. This trek offers an opportunity to enjoy the magnificent Annapurna region and the life it supports. You will enjoy the stunning view of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Machhapuchhre and Mt. Dhaulagiri.
There are very few treks in Nepal that takes you so close to Himalayas in such short time period like Annapurna Base Camp.
You will experience unique Gurung and Magar community who are famous in British Gurkha Regiment. Moreover, the trail goes through lush forest which allows you to get close insight local floral and faunal species.
Langtang Valley Trek
Langtang Valley is also known as the valley of glaciers. It is the closest trekking destination from Kathmandu where you can witness might Himalayan peaks and glaciers. The beautiful landscapes, lush terraced farm, rhododendron forests and dramatic mountains will mesmerize you throughout the trek. The mighty Langtang Lirung, Langshisha, Ganja La Peak and many lowland glaciers are the major attraction of this trek.
Trekkers will walk through different villages inhabited by Tibetans, Tamang and Sherpa People. It offers you the close insight of local culture and tradition. Once you reach the Langtang valley, you will discover flapping prayer flags, chortens and Mani walls.
From Langtang valley, Continue to Kyangjin Gompa for upclose view of Himalayan peaks and glaciers.
Manaslu Circuit Trek
Manaslu Circuit Trek is less crowded trekking trail than other treks in Nepal. Because of its remoteness and isolation, the region offers true remote adventure and wilderness experience. Manaslu Circuit Trek offers all the great aspects of a classic treks in Nepal: marvelous scenery, high passes, cultural insights and Himalayan views.
Manaslu region is popular for its extensive collection of floral and faunal species, which are revealed in their full glory during the months of April.