Annapurna Circuit Trek is considered as one of the best long-distance treks in the world. This Annapurna trek takes you around the Annapurna region and offers the flavors of natural beauty and cultural variations.
When is the best time to do Annapurna Circuit Trek? It is the most common question we get about this trek. So, that is what I’ll be explaining in this article.
Trekking in the best time means you can trek under perfect weather conditions. Also, you can get the best scenic views of the Himalayan ranges and the surrounding landscapes. In addition to that, you won’t have to face challenges due to unpredictable weather.
Annapurna Circuit Trek in Autumn – Best Time for Annapurna Circuit Trek
Autumn is the best time to trek in the Annapurna circuit. Autumn season span between three months; September, October, and November. And the time between mid-September to mid-November is the peak time to go.
The Autumn season in Nepal offers the most stable weather and temperature conditions of the year. At this time of the year, the weather is usually bright and sunny with a cloudless sky. You can get the picturesque view of the surrounding landscapes. It is a popular time for star watching as well since the nights are mostly clear during Autumn.
There is a very low chance of rainfall. However, you might encounter a few occasional downpours. You will have easy trekking under the nice and warm sunlight. The daytime temperature is mild. At nights, the temperature can drop to zero. However, with some warm gear, you will do great.
Annapurna Circuit Trek in Spring – Best Time for Annapurna Trekking
Spring is the second-peak season for trekking in the Annapurna circuit. March, April, and May mark spring in Nepal. Spring is also considered as the season of colors. The trails are covered with colorized wildflowers and Rhododendron blossoms. The combo of fresh air with the sweet fragrance of wildflowers is refreshing.
Skies are clear with frequent white and low clouds making illusive images on the sky. The weather tends to remain stable for a long span of time. During Spring, there are very few chances of snowfall and rainfalls in the Annapurna region.
You will see the dazzling views of Himalayan ranges, valleys, hills, and mountains. Spring arrives after winter. With the arrival of Spring, the wildlife and plants in the region rejuvenate after their winter hibernation. You’ll see the sprouts of grasses tearing the ground. Likewise, you’ll see the trees grow buds that grow into infant leaves.
Annapurna Circuit Trekking in Winter – Off-Season
The Annapurna Circuit Trek is a moderate level trekking. You can go on this trek whenever of the year. Be that as it may, Annapurna circuit trek in this of the year (Winter and Monsoon) isn’t as famous as in the peak seasons (Autumn and Spring).
The Annapurna circuit trek takes you to the height of 5416 meters at the Thorong La Pass and the weather at this point is unpredictable. Because of its high elevation, the temperature can be freezing. Subsequently, the pass encounters blanketed climate. The pass remains dipped inside the huge piles of snow and thus remains closed for trekking.
Hence, we don’t recommend trekking in the Annapurna Circuit in winter. Trekking in winter implies you will see overwhelming snowfalls at other higher regions on the trek as well. The snowfalls are commonly joined by cruel snowstorms. Indeed, even the nearby local in the higher altitude move towards the lower rises to get away from the horrid winter.
To the challenging trekkers, the Annapurna circuit trek in winter is an ideal experience.
Annapurna Circuit Trekking in Monsoon – Off-Season
Rainstorm and Summer coincide in the Annapurna area. This implies the Annapurna area will get hot and wet simultaneously in Monsoon. Rainstorm is the point at which you will see visit overwhelming storms in the Annapurna area.
In monsoon, it usually rains during the evenings and continues till the following morning. Due to this, the path in monsoon turns out to be excessively wet and dangerous. Likewise, the storm downpour causes the water in the waterways, streams, and cascades to rise.
Annapurna Circuit Trek is doable at any time of the year. But you need to be well-prepared for the difficulties you may face in the trek. However, if you want to trek in the perfect season then, Spring and Autumn if the best time for you. And if you love adventure and want to avoid the crowd then, monsoon and winter is the best time for you.
Furthermore, if you have any more questions regarding this trek or any other trek in Nepal, please feel free to contact us.