Annapurna Base Camp Trek in September
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Annapurna Base Camp Trek in September

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Annapurna base camp trek in September

Annapurna base camp trek is one of the well-known trekking and hiking experience. The trekking towards the Annapurna region consists of the wonderful village o the cultural communities, daily, lifestyle, costumes and rituals. Green vegetation, Fauna and Flora are the other things that allure tourists toward trekking Annapurna base camp. Annapurna Base Camp trek in September involves an exciting and thrilling adventure. September is the most suitable month for trekking among trekkers with favorable weather and perfect climatic condition. September is the month where you will get a clear view of the amazing high mountains.

You can see the breathtaking view of the amazing mountains like Mt. Nilgiri(7041m), Mt. Hiunchuli(6441m), Mt. Manaslu(8163m), Mt. Tukuche(6920), Mt. Gangapurna(7454m), Mt. Machhapuchhre(6993m), Mt. Nilgiri South(6839m), Mt. Annapurna III(7555m), Mt. Annapurna I(8091m), Mt. Singu Chuli(6051m), Mt. BarahaShikhar(7647m), Mt. Annapurna South(7219m), Mt. Lamjung Himal(6986m) from Annapurna base camp.The temperature of the Annapurna base camp in September is about 20degree at day and 5 degrees at night.

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Annapurna base camp trek is considered as the medium level trekking experience. Everybody with good physical and mental health conditions can do this trek. Any kind of special trekking experience is not required for this trek. Under four seasons of Nepal, autumn is considered the best and excellent month for trekking. September and November fall on this season. People from around the whole world come to visit the beauty of Annapurna base camp during autumn.

The weather condition of Annapurna base camp during September

September is one of the best times to trek Annapurna base camp weather-wise. Annapurna base camp falls on the rain shadow region. So there is no chance of usual wind and rain by a large range of mountains. During early September the Annapurna base cap region receives less rainfall however the southern section of Pokhara valley receives more amount of rainfall. Summer and monsoon of Nepal fall at the same time in Nepal so when the autumn starts in early September the tail gets clean and refreshing.

Since autumn falls in early September the temperatures during this month range from 20 degrees Celsius in the day time ad 5 degrees during night time. This is the best time of the year for trekking Annapurna base camp, the weather will not affect your journey. You can enjoy the enormous mountain and trail. In September monsoon has just faded away so occasional rainfall may happen. You can enjoy a billion stars that appear every night in bright clarity.

So the trail to Annapurna base camp is a bit crowded. The main festival of Nepali culture Dashain, Tihar and Chhat which is celebrated all over Nepal falls in September, which adds excitement to this trek. The autumn season falls after summer and near winter season so the weather is neither too cold nor too hot.

The vegetation of Annapurna region during September

With the start of September, the vegetation starts to change. The sky looks clear and blue. The clouds fade away. But the weather becomes a little hazy and humid, the whole land revitalizes in full of energy. It is also said that the mountain peaks go to sleep in winter and wakes up in autumn that’s away during the month of September the mountain peak blooms and looks refreshing.

Raging rivers, green forests with lush vegetation, and flowing waterfalls have always provided delighted to the trek. Another great thing about September is green yak pastures on the higher altitude places offering the best glance of the mountain. You can also see the beautiful red rhododendron blossom throughout the trekking trail.

Food, drinks, and accommodations during September

Annapurna base camp lies on the high altitude. You will not find more variation in food and drinks. You will only find common foods like Dal, Bhat, and Tarkari on all the hotels. There is a much small tea house throughout the trail. However, the hotel and tea houses are not satisfactory for some luxury seekers. September is the busy month for trekking, you may not find hotels nearby easily and may have to share the room with other trekkers.

Some people want to enjoy camping trekking too so September is the favorable months for doing camping trekking. Some tea house has the acclamation with some basic facility like bed and bathrooms. The more elevation you will gain the lesser hotels and tea houses you will find. But if you trek Annapurna base camp trek in early September you may not face these problems.

Advantage of trekking Annapurna base camp in September

1) Welcoming weather

Having proper knowledge of the weather before traveling to any place is very important. The finest season of the trekking Annapurna base camp in September. The weather on these days is warmer and the trail will not be muddy or snowy.

2) Very low precipitation

Autumn is the time where there is very little rainfall. The tail also remains dry during this month. The snow of the road will melt due to the sun which will make your walk easier. September is a starting month of the autumn season because the residue rainfall of monsoon may happen.

3) Observing the culture

There are lots of Buddhists Gumbas on the way to Annapurna base camp. The trail is also decorated with the flag where Buddhist inscription is written. The main festival of Hindus like Dashain, Tihar, and Chhat is celebrated during the month of September. The whole of Nepal celebrated this festival with lots of excitement. So if you visit Annapurna base camp in September you can observe and enjoy a variety of Nepali culture.

4) Awesome view of the mountains

You will get an awesome view of the mountains in September. You will get a clear view of the Annapurna massif. The view of sunrise and sunset from poon hill is amazing. You will get the vibrant view of mountains as you will not get disturbed by the cloud and fog during September.


The disadvantage of trekking Annapurna base camp during September 

  • Because being the finest season for trekking, the trail of Annapurna base camp becomes busy during this month.
  • Most of the people suffer from the problem of high altitude sickness.
  • Weather is never predictable, early September you will experience the monsoon climate and it’s a little difficult to trek so rainfall may occur anytime.
  • The temperature during night time is low and day time is hot, so you will need to carry both warmer as well as light clothes.
  • You may not find a place for accommodation as there are very fewer rooms in the hotel.
  • It will be very difficult to find a guide and a porter.
  • You can carry some chocolates in order to maintain the energy level from your body.
  • The temperature in the daytime is higher so, you will be sweaty and hot which will make it difficult to climb uphill.

Gearing up for trekking Annapurna base camp in September  

Reserve early 

September is the crowd’s month of the year for trekking Annapurna base camp. It is very important that you reserve the trek early. Since there are few and limited options for accommodation in the Annapurna camp trekking route. In order for trekking to Annapurna base camp in September, you must book early for your accommodation and food.


Carry insect killer perfumes 

Although Annapurna base camp lies on light altitude, you will find lots of insects that may be poisonous. The insect of monsoon may not disappear. Mainly on the tea house, you may suffer from mosquitoes. Summer bugs can catch you as they are very active throughout the tail. So precaution should be taken against the insects.


Pack a pair of trekking boots 

The trail to Annapurna base camp is pretty rough. People outside Nepal can get problems while walking such routes. If you wear normal shoes while trekking your feet might swell and pain. So if you carry a pair to trekking boots with you then you can enjoy your trek without any pain. Trekking boots also make your feet comfortable to walk on rough roads and it also increases the trekking speed.


Avoid hard drinks 

Hard drinks like alcohol, liquor, the beverage must be avoided while traveling to high altitude places like Annapurna base camp. Drinking hard drinks makes your heartbeat rates higher. If you have such drinks in high altitude place your heart may get serious damage.


Carry purifying tablets 

It is very important that you drink plenty of water while trekking. You can find water everywhere throughout the route but it may not be clean and safe for drinking so if you carry purifying tablets with you can avoid dehydration.


Do not hurry 

Annapurna base camp trek is a very enjoyable and doable trek. Do not hurry while walking it will affect your body as well as your health. Relax and enjoy every second of this trek. Start your trek early in the morning so that you can reach to your destination early.

Highlights of Annapurna base camp in September

  • Watching the breathtaking view of sunrise and sunset from poon hills.
  • View of the amazing Annapurna massif
  • Staying overnight at Annapurna base camp.
  • Gurung and Sherpa village
  • Relaxing bath at Jhinu danda
  • The trail to Annapurna base camp goes through the fishtail (Machhapuchhre) base camp.

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Annapurna base camp in September is one of the most popular for trekking, hiking, and peak climbing. The trekking towards the Annapurna region consists of the wonderful villages of the cultural communities, daily lifestyles, costumes, and rituals. Green vegetation, Fauna and Flora are the other allure of trekking in the Annapurna region. September is the most suitable month for trekking among trekkers with favourable weather and perfect climate conditions. September will welcome you with perfect weather and clear views of mountains.

Nepal has four seasons such as autumn (September, November, and October), spring (March, April, and May), winter(December, January, and February) and monsoon (June, July, and August). Among them, the autumn season is the best season for trekking. In the autumn season, the nights are cold in the mountains, but the clear sun makes lovely daytime temperatures. Morning is usually clear, and the clouds swelling during the afternoon, vanishing at night to tell fabulous bright skies. Autumn has a surprising place in nature`s art. The shade of the leaves changes and everywhere throughout the good looking trees are discovered. Beautiful dramatic colors on the trees make the environment gorgeous.

It is the season where the amount of rainfall is low, the temperature is not high and neither low. Most of the trekkers want to do trekking in autumn because of awesome weather. Annapurna base camp trekking gives you striking views of the Himalayas and the possibility to travel around traditional rural life. The treks can experience the variety of season of Nepal on this trek.

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