Annapurna Circuit Trek in September

Annapurna Circuit Trek in September

Annapurna the massif point of Himalayas over the top gives the best offer for trekking. Similarly, September is known as the best month for trekking in Annapurna Circuit Trek in September. September is the beginning month of trekking. As, Annapurna region is famous route of trekking throughout the whole year, autumn is taken as the perfect month for trekking comparing to other seasons.

September is the beginning of autumn season. Annapurna region is second best place to trek over Nepal in September month. Thus, September is a popular tie for Annapurna Circuit Trek. The clean air over the atmosphere given by previous monsoon season is really great. It adds glimpse to your trip. Annapurna Circuit Trek in September is the beautiful trekking month you will experience ever. You will get a chance to experience the greeneries everywhere. The water body along the trek routes like after streams, river, pond and waterfalls gives you to feel the real livement of human nature.

You will get a chance to see the image of brilliant Himalayas like Annapurna, Mt. Machhapuchre and many others. Trekking through the lush forests and diverse flora and fauna brings you amazingly in the different mode. The click with vibrant pictures of white Himalayas feels wonderful. Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp is not only about viewing only the natures. The trekking route is equally rich in diverse traditions and culture. Trekking to Annapurna is also trekking and walking along different villages where people lives in a simpler way. You will find people very gentle, kind hearted, hospitable and golden heart.

Most of the people are Tamangs and Gurung there. You also may see people with other ethnicities. The settlements are full of beautiful rituals, traditions and cultures. Thus, Annapurna is welcoming you with big huge hugs and love with beautiful weather.

Highlights of Annapurna Circuit in September

  • Wander around Gurung Villages.
  • Lush Forests of Rhododendrons and oaks.
  • Numerous Perennial Rivers and suspension bridges.
  • Glimpse of rural Nepali lifestyle.
  • Flavorful Nepali food Daal and Bhaat.
  • Gaze at stunning views of Mt. Machhapuchre and massif Annapurna.

Temperature and Weather condition of Annapurna Base Camp in September

In September, the weather in Annapurna Base camp is of two parts.  The early September like for two weeks may have experience of previous monsoon rain. There will be stable weather on last September whereas, both weather are equally applicable for Annapurna Circuit Trek in September. According to legends September faces monsoon rain which not fixed weather up to half early months. After that, the weather becomes stable. You will face less chance of having rainfall and snowfall. Those rains clears the dust away and makes the environment clean away which gives pleasant view of Himalayas and mountains.

Annapurna circuit Trek is a trekking point where trekkers meet the zenith at Thorong La Pass at the altitude of 5416m. The temperature of Annapurna Circuit Trek in September is close to freezing temperature even any time of the year though, September is the month you will find a different experience. While trekking to Annapurna circuit in September you can experience a temperature of 4 degree Celsius to 5 degree Celsius.

In lower parts the temperature daytime are flavorful for trek. Nights are usually cold than days. In altitudes blow 2500 m the temperature walks around 23 degree Celsius.

Attraction of trekking Annapurna Circuit in September

Less Crowded Trails

September is less popular month for trekking in autumn rather than others. The post monsoon weather can make rain sometimes. Though the region still remains affected by monsoon weather, the trail becomes peaceful. Thus, the trails are less crowded. If you love quieter trails than September it is good for you to travel in this month rather than other. Trekking Annapurna Circuit in September is the best option.

Clear Views

The air and dust are clean away from the atmosphere due to the previous monsoon months. The views on the atmosphere get so clear and amazing. You can view the magnificent Himalayas closer to you. The sunny sky for the amazing inspiration inspires you along the whole way. Diverse flora and fauna on hills are major attraction for trekking Annapurna Circuit in September.

Greenery Everywhere

The beginning monsoon rains give the life for vegetation on the autumn over the trail. The greenery forest starts blooming with buds and looks denser. Leaves and branches of trees grow on green and beautiful. The pastures even grow with shrubs and small grasses. You may see herd of yaks grazing on the green pastures on the trail. The clean and green surrounding is the best highlight of trekking Annapurna Base Camp in September.

Easy Accommodation

September is the starting month of trekking season. There will be lesser number off trekkers on the Everest trails. You will have many options in food and accommodation in the trail. You won’t have to stand in queues for food and other things unlike in popular months like October. Trekking Everest Base Camp in October is very seasonal month. There you may face many problems regarding accommodation. Trekking Annapurna Circuit in September is the actual month for trekking freely with adequate facilities of accommodation and foods.

Fewer Chance of Flight Delay and Cancellation

The weather in September remains stable generally. So, you will not face problem of flight delays and cancellation. Trekking Annapurna Circuit in September is easy due to this climatic sense.

Difficulties during Trekking in Annapurna Circuit in September

Altitude

You have to reach at the altitude above 5416m of sea level for Annapurna Circuit trek. Altitude is one of the biggest challenges during the trek. You may face altitude sickness in the trek along Annapurna circuit trek in september. The altitude also may vary with ascending and descending trail. So, be safe with this problem. Do not try to ignore the symptoms of altitude sickness if you start feeling it. It may take you to serious sickness later. It may be better if you take rest if such problems instead of trekking hardly.

Unpredictable Temperature at Base Camp

The massif Annapurna Circuit has unpredictable weather and temperature. The first half, almost 15 days of September experiences with monsoon season. The trails become difficult when it rains. It may slip your feet on way of path during trail. The temperature in night becomes cold severely rather than in days. It will be tough to stay in cold temperature at base camp.

Trail Itself

As, the Annapurna Circuit trek- trek to the one of the highest mountain of course the trail becomes difficult. The trail routes are not well developed still. The paths are rough and not well managed. In September, sometimes it may rain. It more causes difficulty in travel. You may fell low in energy walking through some difficult section in trek. We suggest you to carry some energy drinks and bars which will supply you some instant energy.

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.

Tips for Annapurna Circuit Trek in September

Start Early

There are high chances of raining in early September. It may rain in lower altitudes. It may snow in higher altitudes.  Mornings usually becomes clear. Generally, we see raining in noon only like in evening and during late afternoons. So, we give you a tip that starts your trip early to reach your destination before you encounter with rain and snow. It will be better to start your trip since morning time for Annapurna Circuit Trek in September. You can enjoy the views more clearly in the morning time. The cloud blocks the enchanting peaks in noon if it is going to rain.

Carry Insect Repellent and Tablet Salts

You need to carry some insect repellent and tablet salts while you may find some leeches and earthworms in the way at lower altitude. Due to previous monsoon regions those insects appear till mid-September on the lushes’ way. So, carrying insect repellants help you to escape from leeches. Though, density of leeches gets low on ascending altitude. Tablet salts help you to avoid leeches to stick on your body.

Carry a piece of Leech socks

It will be worse to find blood thirsty leeches attaching on your feet during the trek. You have to prevent yourself during the trek in leech bites at lower terrains. You can get pair of leech socks. It will be perfect to avoid leeches.

Permit and Fees for Trekking Annapurna Base Camp in September

Every trekker needs two types of permit anyone wishing for trekking Annapurna base camp.

TIMS

Trekkers Information Management System is most important for every trekker to trek in Nepal. It is basically implemented by Nepal Tourism Board and Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal to ensure the safety and security of every trekker wishing to trek in Nepal.

SAARC nationals: NPR 600, about $6

All other nationals: NPR 2000, about $20

It is to be noted that this prices excludes 13% VAT (Value Added Tax) compliance.

Note: Any individual trekker below the age of 10 doesn’t require purchasing this permit.

ANCAP

The second permit is Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit.

Cost: SAARC nationals: NPR 200, about $2

ALL other nationals: NPR 2000, about $200

It is to be noted that this prices excludes 13% VAT (Value Added Tax) compliance.

Note: Any individual trekker below the age of 10 doesn’t require purchasing this permit.

Packaging List for Everest Base Camp Trek

Miscellaneous

  • Passport
  • Money (there are less ATM in this regions)
  • Pen and Note (to note the details and account of the experience of the trek)
  • Sunglasses (UV protection)
  • Water Purification Tablets
  • Goggles
  • Favorite Snacks (Chocolate bars, nuts, Etc.)
  • Toilet papers
  • Thermal Flask
  • Trekking Map

Clothing

  • Two base layer shirts (long sleeves)
  • Two trekking shirts (short sleeves)
  • Two pairs of trekking pants
  • Down jackets or fleece
  • Fleece pants
  • Sweat Shirts
  • Shorts
  • Rain proof jacket and pants
  • Winter hat
  • Gloves
  • Disposable underwear
  • Leech Socks

Footwear

  • Hiking boots
  • Tennis Shoes (optional)
  • Flip Flops
  • Thick socks

Hiking Gear

  • Hiking poles
  • Stuff Sacks
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Liner for Sleeping bags
  • Headlamps

Personal Hygiene

  • Soap
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Mouthwash
  • Sanitary napkins/tampons
  • Hairbrush
  • Wet wipes
  • Face Towel
  • Sun block
  • Body Lotion
  • Lip Balm
  • Moisturizer

Electronics

  • Camera
  • Mobile Phones
  • Battery
  • Power Banks/ Adapters
  • Solar torch

Medication

  • Personal Prescriptions
  • Ibuprofens
  • Medical Tapes (for blisters)
  • Antibiotics (for diarrhea)
  • Diamox (for altitude sickness)
  • First Aid Medical kit
  • Oxygen
  • Insect Repellant and Tablet Salts

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