Nepal is at its best in April. The weather is dry and clear, the crowds have mostly left and the landscape is greening up nicely. This is a great time to enjoy Nepal’s wonderful trekking routes. Not only are they less busy than during peak season, but you’ll also be able to experience them with smaller groups and at lower costs than at any other time of year. As well as being one of Nepal’s best months for trekking, April also offers plenty more opportunities to get out there on foot: you can hike through rice paddies in Chitwan National Park or hike around Pokhara Lake on just about any day of the week.
Table of Contents
- 1 Trekking in Nepal in April
- 1.1 Trekking in Nepal in Spring
- 1.2 A month-by-month guide to trekking in Nepal
- 1.3 The best trekking routes in April
- 1.4 Treks in the Annapurna Region
- 1.5 Poon Hill trek
- 1.6 Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking (5 days)
- 1.7 Annapurna Base Camp Trek (13 days)
- 1.8 Mardi Himal Trek (8 days)
- 1.9 Annapurna Panorama Trek (7 days)
- 1.10 Machhapuchhre Base Camp Trek (9 days)
- 1.11 Khopra Danda Trek (12 days)
- 1.12 Khopra Ridge Trek (10 days)
- 1.13 Treks in the Everest Region
- 1.14 Everest View Trek (8 days)
- 1.15 Everest Panorama Trek (5 Days)
- 1.16 Gokyo Valley Trek (12 Days)
- 1.17 EBC Helicopter Tour and Luxury Lodge Stay (14 Days)
- 1.18 You can enjoy beautiful trekking routes at lower costs, with smaller groups and fewer crowds than at any other time of year.
- 2 Last Word
Trekking in Nepal in April
Trekking in Nepal in Spring
The best time to trek in the Himalayas is in spring, when you can see wildflowers, birds and mountain views.
Spring is the best time to visit Nepal. It’s a great time to see the Himalayas at their most colorful, as well as birds and wildflowers in bloom. Spring is also when many trekkers come together for one of Nepal’s most popular treks: The Annapurna Circuit.
The Annapurna Circuit is a trek through the central Himalayas of Nepal that takes you along high-altitude trails over rocky terrain and snowy mountain passes. You’ll see some of the most stunning mountain views in the world and get a chance to experience Nepali culture on your journey.
A month-by-month guide to trekking in Nepal
Nepal is great any time of year but trekking in Nepal in April is particularly special. Here are some of the reasons why:
- The Himalayan weather is more predictable than other regions of the world. You can predict weather patterns for your trip to Nepal with a high level of accuracy. This means you don’t have to worry about getting caught out by sudden rain or snowstorms (though it does happen!).
- There are many different kinds of treks available in Nepal—and many different seasons when you can take them! You’re not limited to just one route during your stay; there are many options depending on what kind of experience you want out of your journey.
The best trekking routes in April
The best time to trek in Nepal is from March to May, when the weather is good and there are fewer crowds. However, if you’re looking for an adventure during springtime travel in Nepal, April is your best bet as well! This month will give you warm days and cooler evenings, which makes it perfect for walking around with a backpack on your back.
Apr/May is also one of the most popular months among tourists because of the beautiful scenery that surrounds you while hiking through Nepal. You get to see amazing views of Mount Everest (8,848m) from base camp or even from Poon Hill (5,397m), where people go up just after sunrise and enjoy their morning tea together at this stunning spot before returning back down again.
Treks in the Annapurna Region
The Annapurna region is one of the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal. It offers a wide range of trails, from short and easy to long and challenging. There are also many options for families or those looking for something more relaxing.
The shorter treks start at around $300 USD per person, but you’ll want to look into longer ones if you’re interested in getting some good sightseeing done while also having a challenge ahead of you. The Annapurna Circuit will take about 12 days total, with some spots that have small shops along the way where you can restock on supplies if needed (though it’s best to do this once or twice instead of stopping every day). If this sounds like too much work for your trip itinerary, there are plenty other options across different regions and seasons that may work better!
Poon Hill trek
Poon Hill trekking is a moderate trekking route in Nepal. The Poon Hill trek is considered as the best trekking route for beginners. This is also a good option if you want to take your family along or go with your loved ones on this trip.
The trail starts from Besi Sahar and ends at Chomrong and covers an altitude ranging from 1470 mts to 4563 meters above sea level (MASL). The length of this trail is around 60 km, which can be covered in 10 days if you don’t wish to take any rest during these days then it will take about 15-17 days for complete Poon Hill Trek.
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking (5 days)
The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking is one of the most popular treks in Nepal. It starts from Beni, which has a small town with few facilities. The trek follows the Marsyangdi River and crosses through beautiful villages like Pisang, Marpha, Manang and Tatopani.
The trek can be done in 5 days or 6 days depending on how much time you have. We would recommend you to do it in 6 days so that you have some extra time for exploring other places around Pokhara Valley such as Kopan Monastery or Nagarkot near Kathmandu valley.
The best time to do this trek is during April because it’s not too cold yet but still not raining heavily as well (low chances of landslide).
Annapurna Base Camp Trek (13 days)
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular treks in Nepal. The trek is a moderate hike that can be done in 13 days and begins in Pokhara, Nepal’s second largest city after Kathmandu. This beautiful trekhead starts at about 1,200 meters above sea level and climbs to about 5,300 meters at the highest point along its path. The trail passes through villages and rice terraces before reaching Annapurna Base Camp, which sits at an elevation of 4,130 meters (13,500 feet) on top of Manaslu mountain.
The trail then continues to Lamjung district for another 12 kilometers before ending in Besisahar—a small town with limited amenities but plenty of accommodation options if you need it.
Mardi Himal Trek (8 days)
This is the most popular trekking route in Nepal and undoubtedly one of the best treks to do in Nepal. It has an excellent reputation among trekkers worldwide as a classic, fully supported trek with all facilities available and one that can be completed comfortably within 8 days. The high passes are relatively easy and are suitable for beginners who want to try their hands at Himalayan trekking for the first time.
- Best Time to Go: April to June or September to November
- What to Expect: Beautiful landscapes surrounded by greenery, stunning views from high passes like Thorong La Pass (5416m), Langsisa Ri (5575m), Tharepati (6011m), Chharka Peak (5920m) etc., wild animals such as blue sheeps, mountain goats etc., colorful villages inhabited by friendly locals, huts on camping sites where you can relax after a day’s walk with hot showers provided free of cost at most campsites.
- What to Bring: A pair of good hiking boots or shoes plus adequate socks recommended; sufficient cash since ATMs are difficult to find along some stretches; basic medical kit including band aids; sunscreen lotion; sun cap/hat; sunglasses and extra batteries if needed (camera).
Annapurna Panorama Trek (7 days)
The Annapurna Panorama Trek is a moderate trek that starts in Chame and follows the Thorong La Pass to get to Annapurna Base Camp. It takes 7 days to complete, but if you want to make it a longer trek, you can add on another day or two. This trek is perfect for beginners because it’s not too strenuous and offers plenty of scenic views along the way.
Machhapuchhre Base Camp Trek (9 days)
Machhapuchhre Base Camp Trek is a 9-day trek that starts from around 3000m and climbs up to the top of Machhapuchhre (6993m), a holy mountain in Nepal. The trek is not too long, but it can be challenging if you are not physically fit or have never done any serious hiking before. It’s also not too difficult, as most people can do it with minimal training or preparation. It’s also not too expensive, with food and accommodation costing around $20 per night for two people splitting everything between them; this includes all meals, accommodation at guesthouses along the way (there are no campsites), and transportation by bus from Pokhara to Jomson every morning (that leaves early enough so you don’t miss any days).
The trek is also definitely not crowded—you’ll usually only run into about 10 other groups on your entire trip! In fact, many times there won’t even be anyone else besides yourself on some parts of this hike! And lastly: It’s certainly not cold! In April temperatures range between 15-19 degrees Celsius (59-66 Fahrenheit) during day time hours with some rain showers thrown in here and there to keep things interesting…
Khopra Danda Trek (12 days)
Khopra Danda is one of the most beautiful places in Nepal to watch the sunrise over the Annapurna range. The trek starts from Nayapul and crosses through several villages, terraced fields, forests, and offers spectacular views of mountains including Manaslu (8163m), Langtang Lirung (7310m) and Ganesh Himal (7166m). The trek is not very hard but there are some steep climbs which can be demanding if you don’t have any experience trekking in Nepal.
The vast majority of people who go on this trek are locals who live in the area or foreigners who want to see what it’s like living there so it is not crowded at all! The cost for this hike ranges between $40-$60 depending on how many days you do it for since there isn’t much accommodation along this trail other than small guest houses that charge around $5 per night per person in dormitory style rooms with shared bathrooms outside each room by themselves – we spent about $20 each time when we stayed here so keep that in mind when planning your budget!
Khopra Ridge Trek (10 days)
The route passes through the village of Marpha, the beautiful villages of Kagbeni and Tyakula, the villages of Manang, Chame, and Thame. From here you will trek to Pisang via Birethanti.
You will trek through western Nepal’s Himalayan landscape through some spectacular scenery with high mountains on one side and green valleys on the other. Along this trek you will see many monasteries along with ancient temples but there are no roads or motor vehicles so everything seems very peaceful – this makes it a great place for hiking!
Treks in the Everest Region
During April, the Everest region is one of the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal. The weather is warm and pleasant and great for trekking.
You could choose to go on any one of these treks:
- Gokyo Valley Trek – This is one of the most rewarding treks in the world where you get to see a number of lakes, glaciers, mountains and waterfalls in an extremely beautiful setting. It is also a very safe place for beginners as well as those who have been trekking before.
- Everest Panorama Trek – If you want to see some amazing views from different perspectives then this is the best trail for that purpose! You will be able to see Mt. Everest Base Camp from various locations during this hike making it truly memorable experience!
- Everest View Trek – One of my favorite trails because it gives me chance not only enjoy beautiful landscape but also meet friendly locals living around Himalayas while staying at beautiful lodges along way too!! Also very easy trail so anyone can do it without much effort 🙂 .
Everest View Trek (8 days)
The Everest View Trek is one of the most popular treks in Nepal. It’s also a short trek, which makes it an ideal choice for beginners and families. This trek features a wide variety of landscapes including high-altitude forests, rhododendron forests, grasslands, lakes and glaciers.
The Everest View Trek will take you through small villages where you’ll see locals cooking in their front yards or tending their cows as they walk up and down the hillsides. You’ll pass by many monasteries that are home to monks who have chosen to live there in order to study at one of these monasteries—and there may even be monks sitting outside reading or meditating when you go by!
Everest Panorama Trek (5 Days)
The Everest Panorama Trek is a 5-day trek that will take you through the beautiful Khumbu region. The trek starts in Lukla and ends in Namche Bazaar, where you can enjoy the beauty of Everest, Ama Dablam and several other peaks. This trek is not suitable for children or people with health problems, as it involves strenuous climbing at high altitudes.
This is an ideal itinerary for those who want to see the Everest region from close range or have already made their way to base camp on Mt. Everest itself but haven’t yet seen much else of this beautiful part of Nepal.
Gokyo Valley Trek (12 Days)
The Gokyo Valley Trek is a popular trekking route that takes you to the Everest region and usually starts from Jiri or Lukla. It’s a good option for those who want to see Everest or simply hike at high altitude and enjoy the scenery. In 12 days, you will get to know some of the most beautiful places in Nepal like Mt. AmaDablam and Cho Oyu base camp.
The hike itself can be challenging with its steep ascents, but it’s also great fun! The views are stunning, so make sure you bring your camera along with hiking boots and suitable clothing (it can get quite cold at night). Make sure to check out all my travel guides before heading on this trip – I’m planning on writing about other treks in coming weeks!
EBC Helicopter Tour and Luxury Lodge Stay (14 Days)
- Trekking in Nepal is one of the most popular activities for tourists.
- There are many treks to choose from, but if you have limited time, it’s better to pick one that is not too long. If you’re looking for a challenge, then try the Annapurna Base Camp trek or Everest Base Camp trek. It takes around 12 days and 13 days respectively to complete these treks and they both offer great views of the Himalayas.
- Choose a trekking route that’s not too busy! It’ll give you a more authentic experience in Nepal as well as avoiding any possible delays in transportation or accommodation issues because other tourists are coming along with you on your itinerary too!
- Check out our weather forecast before planning anything – especially if you’re interested in seeing Mt Everest!
You can enjoy beautiful trekking routes at lower costs, with smaller groups and fewer crowds than at any other time of year.
April is the best time to visit Nepal, with the weather being pleasant and less humid than in the summer months. You can enjoy beautiful trekking routes at lower costs, with smaller groups and fewer crowds than at any other time of year.
The air is fresh, the people are warm and friendly and the views breathtaking! The mountains are green from all the freshly fallen snow that has accumulated during winter months.
Now that you know when to go and which route to take, it’s time to start planning your own trekking in Nepal adventure. If you’re looking for a guide, we recommend contacting an experienced tour operator who can help craft the perfect itinerary for your group. They will also be able to give advice about what gear and clothing items are necessary for each trek so that everyone has everything they need for safety.