Before planning any trek, it’s important to understand the risk factors of the tour. Among many risk factors, the local climate and weather are the key factors. This is why you should learn about Annapurna Base Camp Weather, Annapurna climate, and Annapurna temperature.
Depending upon the season and the region, whether in Nepal varies drastically. The high altitude climate is almost unpredictable and you need to be prepared. Like other high altitude treks, Annapurna Base Camp trek is also preferred by thousands of tourists. You will be able to witness the amazing range of Himalayan vista, that includes Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), ), Gangapurna (7,454 m), Singu Chuli (6,501 m), Annapurna III (7,555 m), Annapurna I (8,091 m), Annapurna South (7,219 m), Hiunchuli (6,441 m) and may other. Here is the detail of Annapurna Base Camp Trek Weather and Temperature.
Not just the 4 major climates, but Nepal has 6 seasons- Monsoon (Rainy) and Pre-winter add to the list. The detail of each Annapurna Base Camp Weather in each season is given below:
Annapurna Base Camp Weather in Autumn:
Autumn season is considered as the peak season for trekkers in Nepal. Autumn starts from September and continues till November. The mountains view of Annapurna region will remain fresh and the forest still remains alive. The sunrise and sunset look beautiful with clear skies and the magnificent view. The endpoint has few cold days and nights and the day is warmer.
The temperature ranges from 14 to 17 degrees and there is no any rainfall or snowfall. The best month for trekking in Nepal is October. Since the place is crowded, plan your trek early and also book the rooms.
Annapurna Base Camp Weather in Spring:
After autumn, spring is the second best season in Nepal. The weather is warmer and the forest blossom with Rhododendron flowers is amazing. The aroma of different flowers along the trail will keep you enchanted while the chances of spotting the wildlife are also higher.
Spring in Nepal starts in March and ends in May. The trekking trail will be crowded with trekkers and the tea house is also all packed. The skies remain clear due to which you can have amazing Mountain View.
The average day temperature is spring from 17 degrees.
Annapurna Base Camp Weather in Summer:
June to August is Summer in Nepal- and monsoon as well. Pokhara, the starting point to ABC witnesses the most rainfall in the country.
Due to the rain, the way is slippery and thus termed “off-season” by some trekking agency. But if you plan well, trekking in Nepal is possible in any season. The skies aren’t clear in the day, but the morning has amazing glimpses of clear snow-capped mountains.
The trail is not crowded and you can enjoy nature all by yourself. You get to choose the best place to stay and will also get amazing discounts.
The average day temperature can go above 20 degrees while the mornings and evenings are still chilly. Proper management of the trekking gears is very important for this season.
Annapurna Base Camp Weather in Winter:
December till February is considered winter in Nepal. The temperature generally reaches the freezing point. Mornings are foggy and also get some light rain but the nights are bright. The Himalayas are all covered with snow and you might also experience some snowfall in the lower region. The whole area is covered with a thick layer of snow. The high passes as Thorong La are closed from December till March.
The trekking trail is not as crowded and you can choose the best accommodation. You will need crampons with your shoes to make the hike possible.
The daytime temperatures might be 9 to 12 degrees but nights are very cold mornings- reach below zero to -15 to -20 degrees.
Interesting facts of Annapurna Base Camp
- Breathtaking panoramic views of whole Annapurna and Dhaulagiri region, including Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), Gangapurna (7,454 m), Singu Chuli (6,501 m), Annapurna III (7,555 m), Annapurna I (8,091 m) and Annapurna South (7,219 m)
- Amazing 360-view of the magnificent range and sunset view from Poon Hill,
- Unique flora and fauna throughout the region
- Exploring the culture, and lifestyle of the local ethnic people like Magar, Gurung other tribes
- Passing through the lush rhododendron forest, alpine, bamboo, and other trees
- Relaxing in Pokhara, city of Lakes
That was everything about Annapurna Base Camp Weather. Hope to plan the trek in right time. Contact us here to book any trip across Nepal. We can make your Nepal stay awesome.