Annapurna: massif one of the highest peaks over the world. Annapurna Base Camp Trek below the Annapurna massif is the best trekking route ever to experience the mountain climbs. Thousands of climbers and mountaineers visit Nepal throughout the year just to experience the mountains. Dreaming the success to the point every climber enters the mountainous country Nepal. Similarly, Annapurna is also one of the points where trekkers keep their target. People busy on their life wants some leave from their work and spend time with nature. Nepal is the best country to enjoy and play with the natural beauty which makes people fresh and will.
Annapurna base camp trek is one of the best and beautiful locations for all the trekkers. Annapurna base camp trek can be completed by beginners as well as professional trekkers also. If you are willing for the trek to Annapurna base camp then keep an eye on the weather. October is the perfect month to trek in Annapurna region. It offers the best season. Generally there is less rainfall, neither too hot nor too cold in October month. It is a month of autumn. So, you can trek perfectly Annapurna base camp in October.
Major Highlights of the Trek
- We will start a trek from capital city; Kathmandu
- Travelling enjoy(Kathmandu-Pokhara)
- Wander around Gurung Villages
- Lush forests of oak and greenery forests
- Perennial rivers and suspension bridges
- Natural Hot springs
- Best place to view sunrise and sunset
- Glimpse of Nepalese Lifestyle of rural people(Gurung)
- Flavorful Nepalese Daal-Bhaat
- Diverse Flora and fauna species
- Stunning view of Mt. Machhapuchre and Massif Annapurna
- Overnight in the shadow of Annapurna at base camp
How to Reach ABC?
As you will departure in Kathmandu. Your trek begins from the Kathmandu. Annapurna Base Camp trek begins from Pokhara. You can travel Pokhara from Kathmandu either by bus or flight. It takes around 7-8 hours by bus. You get chance to enjoy the travel of Nepal, the scenic views of rivers and local people, enjoying the drive. If you prefer flight then there’s provide a daily flight from Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport to Pokhara Airport. 17 flights are provided on a day in 25 min duration. It takes around 30-35 min to reach Pokhara Airport. Then you can begin your trek according to the map or path shown by guides.
Weather of Annapurna Base Camp Trek in October
Although, October is the best season to trek in Annapurna base camp, everyone desires to trek in the best season. Here’s the table content of weather of Annapurna in October:
|Place||Elevation||Avg Temp(°C)||Max Temp(°C)||Min Temp(°C)||Precipitation(mm)|
|Annapurna Base Camp||4130 m||-1||16||-6||6|
Benefits of Annapurna Base Camp Trek in October
During October, monsoon gets time for ending. You will face less rainfall. The sun gets shining little bright through which sky becomes clear and blue with clouds. You will get chance to view the greenery around the villages. The lush forest blooms around which gives you the best glimpse view of nature. The mountains can be viewed clearly nearly to eyes. The shape of mountain gets full support with the nature during autumn season. Fog and wind gets clear. The dust remains silent on the ground which helps you more to enjoy the scenic views.
Ideal Climate for trek
In October, the weather becomes temperate on level. The weather becomes neither too cold nor too hot. It influences you more to trek and this weather doesn’t affects on trek. It makes your trek easier. October is the right month to walk away long for hours without getting tired and chilly.
Interacting with Diverse Group of Trekkers
Diverse group of trekkers enters Nepal for trekking in October every year. This is a chance to interact with the professional trekkers. You can be friends with each other. You get a chance to interact between countries to countries and people to people.
Festival Month in Nepal
October is the month of festival in Nepal. Major festivals of Nepali people Dashain and Tihar falls in this month. You can view and experience the Nepalese people celebrating their festival with own rituals and traditions
Greenery and Flowers
Due to the time when rainy season gets to end the forest starts to seem green and lush. The new flora and fauna gets increasing. The greenery around the villages makes you mind fresh. The new buds for the tree greenery forests blooms which welcomes you from the distance. The slow mind wind provided by the green trees gives you the real nature experience. You get a chance to explore the greenery and flowers diversely.
Things to Consider during Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Proper Gearing Up
October is season for the trekking in Annapurna circuit. It is equally important to gear up you packages properly. Though the rainy season ends morning and nights remain colds comparing with the days. Be sure you packed all your necessary equipment in your bag packs before you walk ahead for the trek. Your clothing layer should include three layers which are base layer, insulation layer and outermost layer. Make sure your outermost cloth is windproof which will protect you from wind and snows in Annapurna base camp. Be ready along with sleeping bag and the entire necessary packaging list. Use hat for the lower regions because lower regions are sunny.
Guide and Porters
It is necessary to know that guides and porters are important for the trek. They can ensure you the safe trails and safe paths. Porter helps you to carry out your baggage. It gives you relief from your burden. Our Nepal Trekking offers one porter for every two trekkers. The experienced guide can suggest you the safe resting stops and teahouse on the way. They know about the cheap and expensive, well and unknown teahouses. They can suggest you the better and suitable one. Guides also can book them in advance as October is the busiest season. They can inform you about the blooming flora and faunas around. Be relax we will offer you the proper experienced and professional guides and porters which will also help trekkers to interact with local villages people and traditions.
A travel insurance policy to cover any theft or any loss of money is the best idea to trek over the Nepal. Choose a policy that covers medical and emergency services, helicopter evacuation and more. There are wide varieties available in the list check and insurance your name carefully. Some policies may also exclude dangerous activity. In Nepal, most of the medical treatment must be paid at the time of delivery treatment time. If your insurance company does not provide you upfront payment be sure to obtain receipts later so you can reclaim it for future.
If you are planning for the trek in Annapurna base camp trek be sure you are prepared well. There are lots of difficulties in the trail. You may face huge responsibilities and difficulties during the trekking period. Make sure you can walk 6-7 hours daily for the trekking time. You can reach to your aim if you are prepared well. Though, don’t lose your hope. Nothing is impossible.
Difficulties during Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Difficulty in finding Lodges and Tea-house
As October is best season to trek over the Annapurna base camp, huge number of trekkers’ visits there. The large number of tea-houses and lodges even get booked earlier. There will be problem if you couldn’t get lodges in time. It will be better if you inform your Travel Company or guide to book the lodges or teahouses earlier. Sometimes you also have to share your room with other group of trekkers of same sex.
There will of course be the altitude problem for the weak people. Though we have to trek at the altitude to 4,130m many of the trekkers may face altitude sickness. This is the major difficulty for the altitude base camp trek. There are many altitude variations in ascending and descending trekking trails.
As you are trekking towards the mountainous rock base camp, it becomes really difficult part. The trekking paths are not well developed till. You should face many difficulties in path as well. Somewhere you may found rocky way, stone path, muddy, snowy, icy lands and many others. So preparing well is best idea for this problem.
Permit and Fees
Permit and Fees is the most important thing while trekking. Without permit and fees you can enter for the trekking in Annapurna as well as whole place in Nepal for foreigners as well as locals. One need to obtain respective permit card for the Annapurna base camp. You should compulsory have TIMS card which costs US $10/person. Local charge is not necessary for the Annapurna base camp Trek.
Annapurna Conversation Area Permit
It is second necessary permit. Annapurna lies under the Annapurna Conservation Area. So, to walk towards the Annapurna base camp trek you need to enter the Annapurna conservation area where you need permit. The whole process requires 4 passport size photo and photocopy of passport. You need to pay US $20/ person for permit of Annapurna conservational area.
Group Size for ABC Trekking
Our price term is decided according to the group size of people. We can organize the trekking with minimum 2 people and maximum 12. It will be easier to you if you have your group. If you are solo traveler the price will be bit expensive. If you trek in group, price will be cheap as well. The more number of trekker, the less you should pay.
Packing List for Annapurna Base Camp Trek
- Base Layers
- Trekking shirts (6-7)
- One Trekking Shorts and two Trousers
- Fleece Jacket
- Insulated Jacket
- Hard shell jacket and Rain Gear
- Inner gloves and outer gloves
- Hat for sun protection
- Head Band or beanie
- Neck Gaiter or Bandana
- Hiking boots
- Trekking Shoes and sandals
- Hiking socks
- Thermal socks
Duffel Bags and Bag packs
- Duffel Bag
- Bag pack
- Day pack
- Sleeping Bag
- Sleeping Bag liner
- Trekking poles
- Head lamp
- Water Bottle and Hydration lamp
Personal Gear and Medication
- Trekking Towel
- Small Locks
- Power Bank and batteries
- Solar Torch
- Book and Note(Pen)
- Water Purification Tablet
- Isotonic Powder
- General Medication
- First aid Kit
- Lip balm
- Sun Cream and Baby wipes
- Hand sanitizer
- And other personal hygienic materials
- Money (there are less ATM in this regions)
- Favorite Snacks (Chocolate bars, nuts, Etc.)
- Toilet papers
- Thermal Flask
- Trekking Map