Best Time for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Best Time to Visit Annapurna Base Camp


Best Time for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most famous trekking destinations in the world. Best Time for Annapurna Base Camp Trek is explained in this article.

With more than 1 million trekkers arriving every year, Annapurna Base Camp is a paradise for trekkers. The beautiful mountain view, the mix of Nepali and Tibetan culture and is easily accessible makes it a popular destination among tourists and trekkers.

Few people have not heard of Mt Annapurna and few do not want to visit the Annapurna Base Camp even once.  Therefore selecting the best time and seasons for this trek/tour/hike is important.

Also, if you are not decided when to go to this ABC camp, you need to learn about the best months and seasons suitable for you and the tour. Here, we talk about the best times to visit the Annapurna Base Camp.

Highlights for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The highlights of Annapurna Base Camp are:

  1. Friendly, traditional local Gurung village
  2. Beautiful rural landscape
  3. Rhododendron and Oak forests
  4. Views of Mt Macchapuchere and Annapurna Mountain Range
  5. Rural Nepali Life/Traditional Nepali Cusine
  6. Drier than Everest base camp

Best Time for Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Seasons.

In this list, we will be listing the best Time for Annapurna Base Camp Trek in the seasons that you may travel on :

Annapurna Base Camp in Spring:

The Spring season in the Annapurna region has been well known for its milder weather than in other seasons. With less crowd and warm nights, it is best suitable for people who prefer to trek peacefully with less noise and pleasant scenery.

  1. Temperature ranges from 16 to 23 celsius.
  2. Less crowded than during the Autumn season.
  3. Pleasant weather on the day and warm nights.

Monsoon in ABC trek

Monsoon in ABC is very famous. The continuous rain in the monsoon clears many clouds of dust and pollutants from the previous season creating a cleaner view than in other seasons. The mountain views are also clearly seen than before. As long as you prepare well, you can enjoy a beautiful and insightful trip on the ABC trek.

However, you also should be prepared for leeches and muddy roads.

  1. Less dust and pollutants
  2. Clear mountain Views
  3. Less crowd

Autumn in Mt. Annapurna

Autumn is one of the best seasons to travel in the Annapurna region. It is also the trekker’s favourite. Stable weather, clear skies and stunning views make it a choice for many. As long as you cope with high crowds this season, you may have the best trek in your life.

  1. Stable Weather
  2. Warmer Days
  3. Temperature ranges from 15-24 celsius.

Winter in Annapurna Base Camp

The Winter region is one of the favourite regions of photographers and trekked in ABC. The clear skies, snowcapped mountains and flora and fauna make it one of the best choices for many.  As long as you prepare well, this is the best time of your life.

  1. Clear Skies
  2. Suitable for Photography
  3. Quiet Route
  4. Can celebrate New Year and Christmas with the locals

Best Months to visit Annapurna Base Camp

Among the months of the trek in Annapurna Base Camp, the Early springs are cold but suitable to trek in the lower Annapurna Region. The month of April is one of the favourite months of many trekkers to trek in the Annapurna Region. April provides clear views of the mountain and beautiful scenery along with them. March and May are also good for trekking on Annapurna.

June, July and August are also suitable for trekking on the Annapurna Base Camp trek if you can avoid the rain. Though, it is best if you do not trek during these months.

October, November and December are also suitable for a trek in the Annapurna Base Camp. These months are well known for less heat haze and clouds and clearer views of the mountains. But, there may always be rainfall in the lower elevation. It’s good if you can trek in Annapurna Base Camp with the right gear.

Weather/Seasons best for ABC

Among seasons, we with our years of experience have found that the best time for Annapurna Base Camp Treks is Autumn, Pre-Monsoon, Spring and Summer. While trekking in winter is also possible, we would also remind you to take precautions against avalanches, cold weather and snowstorms.

Also, you can trek to Annapurna in the Monsoon region. However, you have to be prepared for occasional rainfall. Though, if you are not caught in the rainfall you may get to view the best landscape with rain keeping the pollution and dust away.

If you trek to the ABC in spring, the temperature, weather and crowd may be beckoning you. The mild weather and less crowd may make this trek a pleasure. However, the trek may be hot and sweaty with occasional downpours.

Autumn may have the best weather, but there may be a huge crowd. 

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