The Annapurna Base Camp Trek (ABC) is the most renowned short-medium length trek in Nepal. Height is hardly an issue on this trek though there’re abundant close mountain sights. The hike itself isn’t much strenuous. Nonetheless, physical fitness will obviously help a lot. The 1st few days of the hike engage uphill hiking which could be the toughest part. Nevertheless, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek provides a magnificent mixture of landscape over a considerably easy route guiding to mesmerizing scenery.
Climate along the Annapurna trail is volatile and subject to change. However, there’re peak seasons and the below mentioned months have typically been employed as a guide for favored times of the year to go for Annapurna Base Camp trekking.
Mid September to October – November/ (early) December – This is the best time to go for not just Annapurna trekking but also any kind of trekking in Nepal.
Feb-Mar-Apr – This is the conclusion of the dry season and the 2nd most favorable time of the year to go hiking in Nepal.
Nov/Dec to Jan/Feb – During these periods the skies remain clear but it may get very chilled out there and there’s also jeopardy of passes being shut down because of heavy snow fall.
May-June – This’s Nepal’s pre-monsoon season and it may get pretty warm actually. The valleys nonetheless will start to bloom for a picturesque visit.
June – Mid September – This’s Monsoon period in Nepal and the least renowned time to Annapurna circuit trekking in Nepal.
What to bring for a successful Annapurna base camp trekking?
If you’re traveling on a package tour, then chances are your trekking company will provide you with some basic equipment; otherwise you need to bring it on your own. However, the following are necessity:
• A pair of hiking boot with excellent grip
• A wind cheater style of jacket
• Long-sleeve shirts
• Trekking pants or shorts
• Water bottles
• Trekking poles (because of the amount of steps during this trek).
Well, the list mentioned above is not the comprehensive one, rather a basic. You must consult with your trekking agency on what to bring or what not to. Since they are the professional they can recommend you the best thing to bring and things to avoid as well. Heavy baggage is a strict “NO” since once you trek a few kilometers your energy level starts to drop and you can’t afford such load on your back, even though the porters will be there to help you. No matter whether you are looking to Annapurna trek or Everest Base Camp trek, the basic must be followed. Happy trekking!