Annapurna Base Camp Trek in April: Weather and Temperature

April is the second Spring month and the best time for trekking in Nepal. So, most trekkers prefer Annapurna Base Camp Trek in April due to the perfect weather and temperature. The crystal clear viewing experience, snow-capped mountains, rain- and snow-free days, and warm temperatures in Annapurna make April every trekker’s favorite month.

Beautiful Annapurna South captured during Annapurna Base Camp Trek in April
Beautiful Mt. Annapurna South captured from Annapurna Base Camp Trek in April

Most trekkers prefer trekking here in April, so the trail gets crowded. And tea houses get jampacked with trekkers, guides, and trek porters. Thus, for peaceful trekkers, April may not be the best time to plan ABC Trek. Also, independent trekkers may experience some challenges in finding accommodation at tea houses.

In this blog, we’ve included authentic information on weather, temperature, precipitation, and things to expect on this trek. Also, we’ve covered why you must plan your Annapurna Base Camp Trek in April with a trekking agency like us. Once you find this blog informative, you can write to us at mailtoneptrek@gmail.com to plan this trek.

ABC Trek in April- Keynotes to know

  • Walk along rhododendron blossoms and green lush forest
  • Cheerful weather and warm temperatures, ideal for an all-day walk.
  • Picturesque view of snow-capped Annapurna mountains from the base camp.
  • Crowded trail with many trekkers.
  • Challenging time for independent trekkers to get accommodations due to jam-packed tea houses.

Annapurna Base Camp Weather in April

Spring itself is a beautiful time of the year for trekking. On top of this, April, the mid-spring month, is graced with stable weather. You’re trekking the mountains and get a picturesque glimpse of elegant mountain peaks on a fine weather day. How beautiful does it sound? This is what you’ll experience during clear weather at Annapurna Base Camp Trek in April.

Ran-free days in April

One great advantage of trekking in April is that there won’t be any rainfall. With no rainfall, there won’t be any snow showers. Hence, you’ll have a pleasant walk throughout, from Jhinu Danda to the base camp of Annapurna.

Crisp View

April is a less humid month. And on mountains, it remains dry at its fullest. Hence, there’s a very negligible chance of overcast in the mountains. And with no overcast, the weather remains crisp from morning to evening.

You’ll get an unobstructed glimpse of the beautiful Annapurna mountains from the trail and base camp area. Also, with no clouds at night, you’ll get amazing windows to capture awe-struck night-lapse and star trails.

Windspeed in April

In April, the wind picks up speed around 8-10 mph at the base camp region. The reason for this is it’s a very less humid and dry month. Hence, if you’re considering Annapurna Base Camp Trek in April 2024, remember to put a decent windproof jacket in your backpack. You’ll need it most during the day hike more than anything.

Windspeed of 8 mph during mid-day
Windspeed of 8 mph during mid-day at Annapurna Base Camp in April (Source: Ventusky)

Annapurna Base Camp Temperature in April

In April, the temperature starts getting warmer in the lower Annapurna regions. Likewise, the temperature at Annapurna Base Camp, Deurali, and Himalaya, also rises.

Annapurna Base Camp Temperature in April 2023
Temperature at Annapurna Base Camp in April 2023 (Source: Ventusky)

The daytime temperature in lower regions like Jhinu, Chhomrong, and Sinuwa averages around 17˚C. The nighttime temperature at these places averages 5-6˚C during April.

At higher regions like the base camp region, the daytime temperature averages 4-5˚C throughout April. The nighttime temperature, however, remains below freezing, around -5˚C.

Considering this temperature, it’s much warmer than in March. The Annapurna Base Camp Temperature in April rises by 4-5˚C than that in March.

Place

Avg. Daytime Temperature

Avg. Nighttime Temperature

Jhinu

17˚C 5˚C
Himalaya 12˚C

2˚C

Annapurna Base Camp

4˚C

-7˚C

Annapurna Base Camp Trek in April: Busiest month

April in Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the busiest month. On average, around 300 trekkers leave Pokhara each day for this trek. Thus, with more trekkers on the route, the tea houses get busier than ever before. Also, the trekking route gets crowded and often leads to human traffic jams at the narrow sections of the trail.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek in April is not for you if you don’t prefer trekking with many trekkers. It’ll be better to plan ABC Trek in January, where there’ll be almost zero trekkers en route.

With the flood of trekkers, all tea houses get occupied. Only those who pre-book the tea houses get the accommodation in April. And most of such pre-books are possible only through trekking agencies like us. Hence, we recommend booking this trek with us for convenient accommodation and a hassle-free experience.

Annapurna Base Camp Weather in April: Best for landscape photography

Remember to bring your camera while on Annapurna Base Camp Trek in April. Benefiting the clear weather, you’ll capture beautiful images of the Annapurna mountains and landscapes.

Bueaitiful image of Mt. Machhapuchhre captured during Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Beautiful after-sunset moments at Machhapuchhre mountain captured from Annapurna Base Camp

As the base camp is a true haven of mountains, it’s a dreamy place for landscape photographers. Beautiful mountains like Machhapuchhre look spectacular in the evenings. You’ll get an ideal angle for capturing the perfect landscape photo and timelapse of Machhapuchhre.

In the morning, you’ll walk to the viewpoint for a sunrise view. Also, you can take beautiful photos of sunrise colours over Annapurna South and Annapurna I while viewing the sunrise.

Trekking gears you need for ABC Trek in April

If you plan for Annapurna Base Camp Trek in April 2024, you must know what trekking gear you should carry. As the temperature rises, the wind picks up the speed, and the weather becomes crisp, you must have appropriate gear, no more and no less.

Here’s a list of must-have trekking gears for Annapurna Base Camp Trek in April.

For the upper body, you must carry:

  • Windproof jacket
  • Decent down jacket
  • Two pairs of thermals
  • Tshirts
  • Neck buff, gloves, hat, and beanie

For lower body:

  • Trekking pants
  • Underwears
  • Woollen socks
  • Knee cap
  • Decent waterproof trekking boot
  • Trekking poles (sticks)

Gadgets:

  • Camera, batteries, and power bank
  • Mobile phone, charger, and a power bank

Want to trek with NepTrek?

Plan with us if you have plans for Annapurna Base Camp Trek in April. Our exciting trek guide team is ready to take you to this beautiful location. This year, we’ve devised long and short Annapurna Base Camp Trek itineraries. With our multiple trek itinerary options, you can find the right one that matches you.

Moreover, our fixed departure ABC Trek is the most affordable. And we deliver that we promise you the utmost adventure and the best available service.

Want to enquire about the trek’s availability and price? We have an email address where you can write about everything you want to learn about Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Please write to us at mailtoneptrek@gmail.com.  We’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Thank you for reading our blog. We hope you find some helpful information.

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