Autumn which falls in the month of September, October and November, is one of the most popular trekking seasons in Nepal. It is a season where the amount of rainfall is low, the temperature is not too high and neither too low. Such awesome November weather attracts thousands of trekkers to the Annapurna Base Camp.
Annapurna Base Camp is one of the most beautiful locations for trekkers. Lying at the base of the Annapurna Massif, this trek can be completed by beginner as well as professional trekkers. And if you are looking for trekking in Annapurna Base Camp, you should keep an eye out of the weather of this region.
Let us look at the weather of the Annapurna region in general as well as its weather in the month of November.
Seasons in Annapurna Base Camp
Annapurna Base Camp has four seasons- Summer, Winter, Autumn and Spring.
Summer season falls in the month of June, July and August. Summer is the month of the hottest temperature and therefore has the most pleasant trekking conditions. But the monsoon that coincides with the summer means that you have to be more careful with your preparation as the trekking trails might be wet and slippery.
Winter (December-January) treks in the Annapurna region are not as popular as the Spring or Autumn treks. The places along the Annapurna Base Camp trek can be extremely cold during the winter. The temperature of Annapurna Base Camp itself can be as low as -10 degree C which tempts trekkers to visit this region in pleasant climatic conditions.
However, trekking in Annapurna Base Camp in the winter has its own benefits. The skies are clear with little or no chances of rain. The accommodation is easier to find and cheaper too as there are off-season discounts. Further, the views of the mountains during the winter season is the best amongst all seasons.
Spring (March-May) is a season in which trekkers and travel enthusiasts come to Annapurna Base Camp in a large number. In this season, the temperature is mild, the rainfall is low and the trekking conditions are perfect. The mean daily temperature in the Annapurna Base Camp is between -8 to 0 degree C. Lower regions along the trek are even warmer making it pleasant for any trekking enthusiast.
Autumn(September, October, November), like Spring, is a season that invites travelers around the world to trek in the Annapurna Base Camp. Moderate temperatures, mild wind, and low precipitation makes Autumn a season of wonderful trekking conditions.
Annapurna Base Camp September Weather and Temperature
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In September, you are likely to encounter 5 days of overcast conditions in the Annapurna Base Camp. Further, 13 September days will be sunny while 12 will be partially cloudy.
Annapurna Base Camp October Weather and Temperature
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In October, only one day will have overcast conditions. 26 days are likely to be sunny while only 3 days will be partially cloudy.
Annapurna Base Camp November Weather and Temperature
Annapurna Base Camp has an altitude of 4130 meters. Other places along the trek have even lower altitudes. As the average temperature of Annapurna Base Camp during November is -5 degree C, lower regions of the trekking trails have even lower temperature. Let us take a look at the temperature in detail.
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This table might give you a rough idea as to why trekking in Annapurna Base Camp during November is popular among trekking enthusiasts.
In Annapurna Base Camp in November, you are likely to encounter around 28 sunny days, 2 partly cloudy days and half a day in which precipitation can be observed. Thus, your trek won’t be interrupted and the chances of encountering wet trails are next to none.
Popular Treks in Annapurna Region during Autumn
Annapurna Complete Trek
Annapurna Complete trek was opened for foreign trekkers in 1977. This three week trek allows you to get lost in the beauty of the Annapurna Mountains, surrounding villages and its culture completely. Therefore, it is considered to be a remarkable trek by anyone who has completed it.
Annapurna Complete trek will take you to some of the most popular short trek destinations in Nepal such as Poon Hill, Ghandruk as well as Manang village. You will also get to go to the holy temple Muktinath, which is a junction of Hindu as well as the Buddhist faith.
In addition to going to Annapurna Base Camp, you will also get to go to Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Other major attractions of the Annapurna Complete trek include Kaligandaki- the world’s deepest valley and Tatopani- a naturally occuring hot spring.
Further, you will also get to be close with the culture of Gurung and Thakali society that is prevalent in the places along your trek.
Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Short Annapurna Base Camp trek will take you to Annapurna Base Camp in fewer number of days than the regular Annapurna Base Camp trek. And the good part is that you won’t have to miss out on any of the places.
The Short Annapurna Base Camp trek has been made for anyone who wants to go to Annapurna Base Camp but is looking for a shorter, intense trekking experience. The classic Annapurna Base Camp will take you two weeks to complete. However, the Short Annapurna Base Camp trek is only 10 days long.
The short Annapurna Base Camp will take you through wonderful villages like Ghandruk and Chhomrong. These villages and the trekking trails along the way are full of scenic views of mountains, suspension bridges, as well as chirps of beautiful birds like woodpeckers, babblers, and minivets.
Annapurna Circuit Trek
Annapurna Circuit trek is another very popular trek in the Annapurna Region. This trek will give you stunning views of the Himalayas as well as the chance to explore the traditional rural life in the Annapurna region.
Annapurna Circuit trek will take you 16 days to complete. The trek starts from Besisahar and follows the Marsyangdi river. Incredible views of Mt. Manaslu and Hiunchuli will greet you along the way.
You will also go to the deeply religious town of Muktinath- a place that is worshipped by Hindus and Buddhists alike. Further along your trek, you will also cross Thorung La Pass which is located at an altitude of 5410 meters. You will also get to view the Dhaulagiri Ice.
Other highlights of the Annapurna Circuit trek include your visit to the deepest valley in the world- Kaligandaki. The natural hot springs of Tatopani, mesmeric views of sunrise and mountains from Poon Hill region are some of the major attractions of the Annapurna Circuit trek.
The weather of the Annapurna Base Camp in November is close to perfect for trekkers. Clean fresh air, mild temperatures, and unobstructed views of the mountains are waiting for anyone who wants to complete the ABC November trek.
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