What is the best time of the year to trek Annapurna Base Camp?Posted on October 24, 2018
What is the best time of the year to trek Annapurna Base Camp?
What is the best time of the year to trek Annapurna Base Camp? – depends on the experience you are looking to have. Annapurna base camp trek is one of the most popular trek route in Nepal Himalayas. It is an easy and shorter trek than other high altitude treks in Nepal.
This trek incorporates diverse terrain, tradition, and wildlife. Along with the most spectacular and close up view of Annapurna mountain range including Annapurna first, Fish Tail, and Dhaulagiri.
Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp and hike to Poonhill viewpoint is one of most favorite things to do. I have trekked to Annapurna base camp and Poon hill over 30 times taking the foreigner group. I always prefer when there are going to be fewer people on the trial.
The Annapurna region has it all, sheer beauty, dramatic massive mountains, friendly people, adventure trails and an experience that will stay with you forever. The exciting expansive views will leave you mesmerized. Standing at the base camp of the world’s tallest mountain and trekking up to the famous and classic view of Mount Annapurna family including Fish Tail is truly breathtaking.
There are two specific 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 this iconic journey in February and September but we prefer the above for our treks into Annapurna base camp. My personal favorites are March, April, Mai, late October, November, and December.
You can trek to Annapurna Base Camp in January and February but it can be very 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 more time for weather delays. Weather conditions can be more challenging in these winter months.
When planning your trek into the Annapurna region you need to consider the months listed above. Do you want to be there when base camp is very busy and alive with climbers aiming for the summit? Do you want to have clearer sky’s for good photography? You need to consider this in your planning.
In addition, many people know a few about Nepal but they know much about Mount Annapurna. And trekking in the Annapurna region is the dream for everyone. This trek starts from Pokhara – a gateway to the Annapurna region. You can reach pokhara city either by bus or 25 minutes flights from Kathmandu.
Spring and Autumn are the preferred time to trek to the Annapurna region. During this time, you can see the trail is very busy with trekkers caravan. Sometimes difficult to get cozy rooms. To avoid all these, and walk in the complete wilderness, why not trek in December? This time when many avoid treks fearing the cold. But trust us! You will not regret on decision.
Best time of the year to trek Annapurna Base Camp is either on Spring (March to May) or Autumn (October to December) stays clear skies. Moreover, There are many other popular trek routes connecting with abc. Take a review about abc trekking in Tripadvisor.