The best months for trekking to Annapurna Base Camp

The best months for trekking to Annapurna Base Camp.  This depends on the experience you are looking to have. Trekking up Poon Hill and trekking to Annapurna Base Camp is one of my favorite things to do. I have climbed to the top of Everest and trekked to Annapurna Base Camp 5 times. I prefer when there are going to be less people on the trial.

The Annapurna region has it all, sheer beauty, dramatic massive mountains, small villages, warmer temperatures and hot springs. Most of the Annapurna trail is steps up and down so you need to come fully trained and prepared for this trek. The intoxicating mountain views will leave you dedazzled. Standing at the base camp of the world’s most dangerous mountain and trekking up around the famous Annapurna Sanctuary is truly astonishing. If you really want to enjoy going to altitude you need to do our 10 day trek. Our Itinerary has it all.

There are two distinct trekking seasons. The best months to trek to Annapurna base camp are pre-monsoon (February, March, April and May) and post monsoon (late September, October, November and December) It is possible to make the journey in January and early September but we prefer the above months for our treks into Annapurna Base Camp. My personal favorites are February, March, November and December.

You can trek to Annapurna Base Camp in December and January but it can be a little cold higher up (-10C/14F to – 15C/ 5F) and it can dump snow on the trail at any time of year. If you are planning on trekking to Annapurna Base Camp in these months, you are definitely going to need warmer gear. Weather conditions can be more challenging in these winter months.

The best months for trekking to Annapurna Base Camp

The best months for trekking to Annapurna Base Camp

When planning your trek into the Annapurna region you need to consider the months listed above. You also need to consider the function of our trip. Do you want to be there when base camp is busy and alive with trekkers and climbers?  Do you want to have clearer sky’s for good photography? You need to consider this in your planning. Check out our 2019 dates. Read some REVIEWS.

The best months for trekking to Annapurna Base Camp

The best months for trekking to Annapurna Base Camp

The main trekking season in the Annapurna region is April and October each year. A reminder of the danger and risks of climbing and trekking in Nepal. I was in Kathmandu when the earthquake hit. Feel free to read more about that HERE. The trail is back to full capacity with lots of people in the Annapurna region after the 2015 earthquakes. The better weather months are always going to have more people on the trail and you need to consider this along with weather in your decision making.

The best months for trekking to Annapurna Base Camp

The best months for trekking to Annapurna Base Camp

Nepal is rich in culture, history and the highest mountains in the world.  You might want to watch hundreds of climbers descend on Everest Base Camp in their attempt to stand on top of the world. The Annapurna valley, Annapurna Sanctuary do not have the chaos of the Everest Region. No yaks, less people on the trails add to a better over experience in the Himalaya’s.  If you feel the cold that little bit more you should really only consider April, May and September and October. We can never guarantee the weather in any month. It can be cloudier in May and it can still snow in Annapurna Base Camp in May.

The best months for trekking to Annapurna Base Camp

The best months for trekking to Annapurna Base Camp

Traditionally you will find October, November and December will provide better views of the mountains, less heat haze, cloud and clearer views of these world class mountains can be spectacular.  This is not always the case but the trend usually follows this pattern. The weather can be crisp, but clear higher up as you make your way up to Annapurna Base Camp. There is always the risk of rain at lower elevations on the Annapurna side and snow higher up on the trail. Be prepared for all weather conditions and have the right gear.

The best months for trekking to Annapurna Base Camp

The best months for trekking to Annapurna Base Camp

These are just a couple of things to consider when you plan your trek to Annapurna Base Camp. For more information about trainingpreparation and making a safe and enjoyable journey to Annapurna Base Camp feel free to CALL US or keep reading our blogs which have years of experience built into the content. We can get you up to speed and ready to go on your own personal adventure to Annapurna.

The best months for trekking to Annapurna Base Camp

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