Annapurna Base Camp Trek in September

Annapurna Base Camp Trek in September

Annapurna Base Camp is the popular trekking destination of Nepal that can be done all around the world. However, Autumn is considered the best time for Annapurna Base Camp trekking. Since September is the month of Autumn, it is one of the popular months for trekking. September is the beginning month of Autumn after the monsoon which results in a clean atmosphere and a clear view of mountains. 

You will see greenery everywhere and the water bodies along the trek route like rivers, waterfalls, streams, etc are alive during September. The best benefit of trekking in September is the clean air which enhances the images of surrounding mountains like Annapurna, Mount Machhapuchhre, Mount Manaslu, and other mountain peaks. You will be trekking through the lush forests and diverse terrains along the stunning Himalayan 

Highlights

  1. Trekking through the beautiful ancient monasteries, narrow paved path, Gompa and prayer flags
  2. Close up view of mountains like Annapurna, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre and others. 
  3. Crystal clear blue sky and beautiful lush forest
  4. Exploring the unique Gurung and Magar culture, tradition and lifestyle of the Annapurna region
  5. The Annapurna Base Camp itself
  6. Wonderful landscapes and Himalayan flora and fauna in the Annapurna region
  7. Picturesque view of sunrise from Poon Hill

Reason for trekking Annapurna Base Camp Trek in September

Weather and Temperature

During September, the weather in Annapurna Base Camp is of 2 types i.e. early September and late September. The early September lasts for the first 2 weeks of the month when you will experience the rain of the previous monsoon. The weather will be stable in late September through trekking is possible for the whole month. After the second week, the weather becomes more stable which provides less chance of snowfall and rainfall. The temperature in Annapurna Base Camp is usually freezing temperature however you will experience different weather conditions. Generally, the temperature during September is 4 degrees celsius to 7 degrees celsius. The temperature during day time is mild which is suitable for trekking and at night temperature drops to zero. 

Clear view of Mountains

The atmosphere during September is clear, clean and free from dust due to the previous monsoon which offers clear closeup views of spectacular Himalayas without any disturbance. The temperature and weather is in your favor which inspires you for trekking. You will see the incredible close-up view if Annapurna massifs. Similarly, you will see the snow-capped peaks without any disturbance. You will be amazed by the scenic views of the sunrise from the famous vantage point, Poon Hill. 

Greenery Everywhere

Due to the monsoon rain of the previous months, the region is blessed with dense, lively and greener vegetation. You will be amazed by lush green forests that look dense with the buds and shrubs bloom. While walking the trails of Annapurna Base Camp, you will also see the herd of yaks grazing over the green pastures. The branches and leaves of the trees along the route are more grown and green. The clean, peace and green surrounding is one of the best highlights of trekking in the Annapurna region in September.

Few crowed

During early September, the region is still affected by the monsoon so September is a less popular month than other months of the monsoon. Therefore, the trail is more peaceful and undisturbed. If you are a peace lover and want to trek in less traffic on the trail then September is the best month for you. The early monsoon can make rain sometimes so be well prepared to face the unexpected rainfall. 

Easy Accommodation

In September, the destination has less number of trekkers than other months of Autumn. So in Annapurna Base Camp trek during September you have a wide range of choice of accommodation and you can also have a room all along. Due to few trekkers, you can freely trek with the adequate facilities of accommodation and foods. Similarly, during September the costs of rooms are very cheap. 

Difficulties of Annapurna Base Camp during September

Annapurna Base Camp is not extremely difficult but not easy as well. Some of the difficulties that you will face during the Annapurna Base Camp trek are listed below:

Weather

Weather in Nepal is not constant, especially in September. The first two weeks of the  month are supposed to be rainy and cloudy which causes challenges for trekking. And after the second week the weather will be clean and nice. But you can be 100% sure so prepare for any challenges caused from the weather. 

Altitude

Altitude is another challenge during the Altitude Base Camp which lies at the altitude of 4150 meters. You might face some attitude problems like altitude sickness. So you need to take proper acclimatization time and way slowing  with gradually increasing altitude. You need to be hydrated while trekking. 

Temperature at Night

The temperature during the day is warm and mild for trekking. But at night the temperature is very cold and freezing. Similarly, at night there is a high chance of rainfalls. Cold temperatures can cause challenges if you haven’t carried warm gears. 

Basic Equipments 

If you are trekking Annapurna Base Camp trek during September you need to be well prepared with the right trekking gear,clothing and equipment. Following are some necessary gear and clothing for the trek

Clothing

  • Waterproof and windproof jacket
  • Waterproof and windproof pants
  • Undergarment
  • Lightweight pants
  • Hiking socks
  • Gloves
  • Hats
  • Scarf
  • Thermal dress
  • Down jackets

Equipment and Gear

  • Sleeping bag
  • Touch
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Trekking poles
  • Trekking shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun Lotion or sunscreen 
  • Water bottle
  • Backpack

Conclusion

September is a wonderful time for trekking in the Annapurna region. You get the chance to explore the greenery and beauty of nature. The trekking is not so difficult if you have the right trekking gear and strong determination. You can also prepare yourself physically and mentally through various training, meditation, and exercise. September offers a pleasant and wonderful state of the Annapurna region. You can also experience the local culture, tradition, and lifestyle of the region.  At this time, you can enjoy the majestic mountain views from the pleasant weather. 

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