Apr 13 - Apr 19, 2020 | Change

Overland Start side trek (7 days)
Everest Region, Nepal

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Highlights: Junbesi

Difficulty: challenging
Overland Start

With roads being extended further into the region there are now a few options for those who want to trek in rather than fly. Starting from Dhap allows you to take in the famed views of Pikey Peak on the trek in before joining the main trail at Junbesi. For the traditionalist, with bus service now extending to Bhandar the classic Jiri start can now be reduced by a day. Starting from Bhandar allows you to follow the route of early climbing expeditions into the Khumbu. While not that high by Himalayan standards, the trekking routes into the Khumbu are surprisingly strenuous. Since the path cuts across the valleys that descend from the high Himalayas, there is a lot of up and down climbing as you climb out of one valley and descend down to a river only to climb out the other side. This area sees far fewer trekkers than the trails above Lukla, but still has a pretty good lodge infrastructure.

Weather Conditions in April

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April is the peak of the ‘Spring Season’, with more moderate temperatures and still relatively few days of precipitation. Clear mornings and cloudy afternoons are typical, with clouds clearing up just before or just after sunset. Trekkers should also be prepared for the occasional rain shower, especially towards the end of the month. At high altitudes occasional snow storms are possible.

At a glance
On average there are 6 days with precipitation in April. The highest point on the trek is Lamjura La at 3530 m. During April, expect high temperatures of around 15.2°C (59°F) and lows down to -0.8°C (31°F) at Lamjura La.

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Mon Apr 13 (day 1)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 28.4°C (83°F) and lows of about 12.4°C (54°F) in April.

Kathmandu

Highlights: Pikey Peak

Sir Edmund Hillary is said to have declared Pikey Peak is favorite trekking view point in Nepal. On a clear day it is possible to see as far as Dhaulagiri to the west and Kanchenjunga to the East.

Difficulty: moderate
The closest road head to the Everest Region, this route gets you to Lukla from Kathmandu in about 3 days overland.

Shared vehicle from Kathmandu to Bhandar (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $15.00
Travel time: about 10 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Bhandar (2190 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.3°C (74°F) and lows of about 7.3°C (45°F) in April.

Tue Apr 14 (day 2)

Chaulakharka (1460 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 27.6°C (82°F) and lows of about 11.6°C (53°F) in April.

Kinja (1630 m)

About 2.5-3 hours from Bhandar
Expect typical high termperatures of about 26.6°C (80°F) and lows of about 10.6°C (51°F) in April.

Sete (2600 m)

About 2-2.5 hours from Kinja or about 5-6 hours from Bhandar
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.8°C (69°F) and lows of about 4.8°C (41°F) in April.

Wed Apr 15 (day 3)

Dakchu (2985 m)

About 1 hour from Sete
Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.5°C (65°F) and lows of about 2.5°C (37°F) in April.

Goyam (3220 m)

About an 1 hour from Dakchu or 2 hours from Sete.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 17.1°C (63°F) and lows of about 1.1°C (34°F) in April.

Goyam

Lamjura La (3530 m)

About 1 hour from Goyam or 3-3.5 hours from Sete
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.2°C (59°F) and lows of about -0.8°C (31°F) in April.

Junbesi (2700 m)

About 6 to 7 hours from Sete
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.2°C (68°F) and lows of about 4.2°C (40°F) in April.

Junbesi
Thu Apr 16 (day 4)

Salung (2953 m)

About 2 hours from Junbesi
Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.7°C (66°F) and lows of about 2.7°C (37°F) in April.

Ringmu (2805 m)

About 1.5-2 hours from Salung or about 3.5-4 hours from Junbesi
Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.6°C (67°F) and lows of about 3.6°C (38°F) in April.

Ringmu

Taksindu La (3071 m)

About 1 hour from Ringmu or about 4.5-5 hours from Junbesi
Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.0°C (64°F) and lows of about 2.0°C (36°F) in April.

Taksindu (2930 m)

About 15-20 min from the Taksindu La or about 5-5.5 hours form Junbesi
Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.8°C (66°F) and lows of about 2.8°C (37°F) in April.

Nunthala (Manidingma) (2194 m)

About 1-1.5 hours from Taksindu or about 6-7 hours from Junbesi
Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.2°C (74°F) and lows of about 7.2°C (45°F) in April.

Fri Apr 17 (day 5)

Jubing (1676 m)

About 2-3 hours from Nunthala
Expect typical high termperatures of about 26.3°C (79°F) and lows of about 10.3°C (51°F) in April.

Kharikola (2072 m)

About 2 hours from Jubing or about 4-4.5 hours from Nunthala
Expect typical high termperatures of about 24.0°C (75°F) and lows of about 8.0°C (46°F) in April.

Bupsa (2350 m)

About 1-1.5 hours from Kharikola
Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.3°C (72°F) and lows of about 6.3°C (43°F) in April.

Bupsa
Sat Apr 18 (day 6)

Chaurikharka (2600 m)

About 7 hours from Bupsa or about 8 hours from Kharikola
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.8°C (69°F) and lows of about 4.8°C (41°F) in April.

Cheplung (2660 m)

About 30 min from Chaurikarka
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.4°C (69°F) and lows of about 4.4°C (40°F) in April.

Phakding (2860 m)

About 1.5-2 hours from Cheplung
Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.2°C (67°F) and lows of about 3.2°C (38°F) in April.

Phakding
Sun Apr 19 (day 7)

by Andrew (United Kingdom) on Nov 5, 2018

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