Annapurna Base Camp Trek in November

Annapurna Base Camp Trek in November

If you are interested to visit in Nepal for the Annapurna base camp trek in November this will be proved the best choice. Trekking in the mountain then Annapurna base camp trek can be only an ideal place in the world where you can fulfill your desires enjoying with the beautiful scenery of diversity of culture and nature.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is absolutely a perfect place for trekking/ hiking to all the adventure lovers, and it’s one of the most rewarded and popular trekking routes within the Annapurna region situated at an altitude of 4130 meters high above the sea level.The Annapurna base camp trek in November usually offers a clear sky with a magnificent mountains view of some of the world’s highest peaks including the Annapurna I, Annapurna south, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchare, Himchuli and many other peaks. However, during this trek you will be greeted by majority of hospitable Gurung people and their unique culture as well.

Trekking in Annapurna base camp in the month of the November is consider as the pick month of the trekking as during time weather will be moderate.  On your November trekking, you will encounter the end month of peak season in Annapurna region.

Here, you will have the merits of clear blue skies, unobstructed mountain views, and the lush forests. Plus, the end of November will show you the traces of snow in the higher altitudes and in base camps ie ABC and MBC.November is among the best month to trek to ABC where you get to walk under the clearer sky on the drier paths. And, enjoy the liveliest views of the surrounding landscapes and the mountains.

The moderate temperature makes your trek simply amazing. While during the late November you will experience the traces of winter as you start gaining the altitude. But with your warm clothing and proper preparations, this is not a problem at all.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Highlights

Annapurna base camp trek highlights
Annapurna base camp trek highlights
  • You get heavenly chance to walk to the base of one of the highest peak- Annapurna and Machhapuchhre
  • You will a chance to witness the magical sunrise views from the base camps
  • The base camps blanketed in snow makes the place a winter wonderland
  • You get to catch the most mesmerizing sunrise and sunset views from the Poon hill
  • Have a hospitable encounter with the locals: Gurungs, Magars, Ghales, and other ethnicities en route
  • You get a sharp glimpse of the mountain peaks including Annapurna ranges. Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, Hiunchuli, Nilgiri, and many others.
  • You will enjoy the sightseeing tour in the Pokhara valley- the starting point of the trip
  • You walk past the typical villages. Ghorepani, Ulleri, Chhomrong, Deurali, and the like
  • You get to enjoy the lush vegetation and the warm surrounding

Temperature and weather condition of ABC Trek in November

Annapurna Base Camp trek is among the most preferred and favorable trekking routes in Nepal. And, November is the best month for this venture.And, in November trek you do not have to worry at all. This is the driest time with less humidity and the moderate temperature. The days are generally hotter than the nights and mornings.

In an average, the temperature at the Annapurna Base Camp remains around -5 degree Celsius while it is even hotter in the lower altitudes.The average temperature of the trip-head Pokhara is around 18 degree Celsius. The nights and mornings are quite chilling with soft breezes but with warm thermals and base layers along with down jackets, this is not a problem.

Attraction of Trekking ABC in November

Crowded Trails

November is popular month for trekking in Annapurna region. This is the months from post monsoon and pre- start of the, weather will be very moderate and adjustable. During this month trail will be packed as it is considered as the best month for the trekking in Annapurna region. Thus, you will get to interact with many people and their experience. Trekking Annapurna Base Camp in November is the best option.

Serine view

Annapurna Massif Views
Annapurna Massif Views

The air will be clean and fresh out from the atmosphere due to the previous monsoon months.  We will experience the amazing breathing air on the atmosphere. The last month monsoon will left some green and serine vegetation. During this month you can have the magnificent Himalayas closer view.  You may get the glimpse of the yak herding in the green grass land which is one of the attractions of the trip. The clean and green surrounding is the best highlight of trekking Annapurna Base Camp in November.

Fewer Chances of Flight Delays and Cancellation

Weather condition during this month is very stable and clear so, there is very less chance of the flight delays and cancellation. This is also the main factor that attracts many tourists during this month for trekking in Annapurna region.

Dry season

It is among the dry season of the year with least chances of rainfall. So, you do not have to fear of getting wet or slipping off the trail during this time.

You can do the day trekking in light shorts or cotton clothes without taking the burden of warmer jackets or raincoats.

Less cloud cover

This is the time of the year when the temperature usually remains stable with the deep blue skies and the cloudless surroundings.

This time benefits you with the most stunning and crisp views of the mountains unblocked by the clouds and fogs.

Things to consider before Trekking Annapurna Base Camp Trek in November

Crowded routes

Since it is a peak time for ABC trek, you may find hundreds of fellow trekkers walking with you. This may result in crowds on the trek route.

Sometimes, you may not get to click the best pictures in special places because of the heavy traffics. So, it is better to look for alternate ways if you want to enjoy the crowd-free trek.

Or, you can start your trek early in the morning before others usually set-off for the trek.

Fewer choices for food and accommodation

With the increasing number of trekkers, the teahouses en route remain packed every day. So, once you are in the trail you have very limited choices for food and accommodations.

Instead of bargaining, you may have to adjust with what they have to offer. So, we recommend you not to forget to pre-book for the food and accommodation.

Snowy trails

In the first two weeks of November, you will enjoy the hotter days with chilly nights and mornings on the trek route. But towards the end of the month, you will start to witness the arrival of winter.

The base camps and the trails in higher altitudes start to get covered in snow. You may have to put on extra warm layers long with the crampons in your shoes.

So, you must be very careful not to slip off in the snow.

Altitude sickness

Altitude sickness is quite a common problem everyone experiences as s/he starts ascending the heights above 3000 meters. In this trek, you will be gaining the maximum height of 4100 meters at the Base Camp.

Plus, the cold may affect your respiration in the higher altitudes. So, you have chances of getting altitude sickness.

If you notice symptoms like nausea, headache, shortness of breath, sleeplessness, and lethargy immediately inform your guide. And opt for the appropriate preventive measures.

Budget Management

When the altitude rises, then it challenges to budget too. The cost of food, facilities and accommodation increases along increasing in altitude. So, we suggest you to carry extra money for the trip. It avoids the budget problem.

Annapurna trekking permits available in November

Trekking permits are the most for trekking in any parts of Nepal. For Annapurna Base Camp Trek in November, you must attain the necessary permits.

And, they are available any time of the year in Nepal Tourism Board Office in Kathmandu and Pokhara. You do not have to worry about its availability.

By submitting your copy of passport, and two passport size photo you can easily obtain the permits.

For Annapurna Base Camp trek in November you need the following permits:

TIMS card: NPR 1,000

ACAP entry permit: NPR 2265

And, do keep your permits handy. There are various checkpoints on the trails where you have to show and verify your trekking permits.

Accommodation for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

November is the peak month for trekking in Nepal. Most of the tea houses will stay open for business. The tea houses on the trails will witness a large number of trekkers during this month.

You definitely need to pre-book your rooms. You may have to camp or even move on to the next village for accommodations.

Travel Insurance for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Most of the travel agencies will not accept you if you don’t have travel insurance. You should get a travel insurance before you go trekking anywhere in the world. You should do this from your home country. Having travel insurance is a must. Make sure you have a travel insurance that covers treks to Nepal including high altitude treks like Everest Base Camp trek. You should get insurance that includes emergency evacuation and rescue. Also, be sure to check the maximum altitude stated in your insurance policy. The weather in the upper regions of the trek is unpredictable. Having well-rounded travel insurance is a great safety precaution.

Guides and Porter for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The temperature gradually decreases during November. You will need to pack clothes for both cool, summer weather and cold weather. You might also have to take some winter-climbing equipment if you trek during the end of November. A porter is a great help. A porter can help lighten your load leaving you free to explore the trails and villages.

Having a guide in November is a great advantage. They know the trails very well. They can call and help pre-book the best tea houses for rooms and meals. This way you will not have to queue for your meals or worry about getting the best rooms. They can also recommend you the best places for great views, the local festivals that take place in the villages during this month and so on.

Packing list for November trek to ABC

When it comes to packing for your trek, you must be very careful. And you must be very choosy on what to pack. And, packing is completely subjective. But there are a few things you must not forget to carry on your trek.

Here’s a general list you must not forget to pack before you set off for this trek

  • Beanie or head scarf
  • Thermals
  • Fleece jacket(waterproof)
  • Trekking t-shirt
  • Trekking trousers
  • Down Jacket
  • Breathable underwear
  • Gloves
  • Trekking socks
  • Gaiters
  • Sleeping bags
  • Sunhat
  • UV glasses
  • Sturdy trekking boots
  • Camp shoes
  • Rucksack bag with waterproof shell
  • First aid kit
  • Water bottles
  • Sunscreen creams and moisturizers
  • Personal hygiene kits

Documents and other necessaries:

  • Passport, passport size photographs, and your ticket for permits
  • Copy of your Visa, passport, and travel insurance
  • Enough Nepali cash for your complete stay
  • Credit cards to withdraw cash

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