Annapurna Base Camp weather September

Thinking of trekking in Annapurna Base Camp in September? Do you want to know the Annapurna Base Camp weather in September?

Then here’s a guide to the Annapurna region’s weather patterns to help you choose the best time to visit.

When it comes to weather, Nepal is renowned for having the most desirable climate on the planet.

Nepal is famous for the variety of trails which provide stunning trekking opportunities. Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) trekking is also known as Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. It takes to you base camp of Mt. Annapurna and Holy Mt. Machhapuchhre.

The Annapurna Base Camp trek is most easy, short and quick reachable base camp trek of Nepal.

September is the favorite among trekkers with the most favorable weather and perfect climate conditions. The sun shines brightly the skies are clear and you will get a superb view of mountains. And the temperature is also perfect for the daytime trek.

In Nepal, the monsoons will be over by early September and the weather ranges from mild to warm days. Daytime temperature can reach up to 20°C at high altitudes. The nights are colder with temperatures may go down around 5°C.

Before planning any trek, it’s very important to understand the local weather and climate. Depending on the region and time of trekking, weather and temperature can change drastically.

The weather in the Annapurna region of Nepal can be fickle at any times. So, it is best to plan ahead based on the weather forecast.

Trekking in the Annapurna regions is possible to operate all the time in the year because of its location.The temperatures vary greatly from Kathmandu to Pokhara to the mountain village on the trail.

The general rule, as you gain 1000 ft, the temperature will drop on average by 3.5°F.

So, following this rule, if you start the ABC trek from Nayapul at 1060 m to the highest point of trek ABC at 4,130 m. You could expect an average temperature drop around 19°C or 10°F.

Annapurna Base Camp weather September

The Annapurna region lies in rain shadow-area. This area is protected from prevailing wind and rain by a large range of mountains.

In early September, the southern section around Pokhara receives rainfall. But, in the north section of Annapurna region, you will receive less rainfall.

As the September month is the end of the monsoon season, everything along the trails is clean, refreshed and vibrant. The daytime temperature is warm and night temperatures drop below freezing.

In Annapurna Base Camp, weather remains pretty much fine in September. So, many people come to Trek Annapurna Base Camp in September. At the end of this month, the rainy season has just been stopped.

So, the rain would have carried all the dirt away and the sky remains pretty clear. So, that you can enjoy the best views of stunning snow-capped mountains.

In the early time, you will find few trekkers and the trekking route is not crowded.

The average temperature will be around 25.6°C. The maximum temperature rises up to 30.8°C and minimum temperature down to 20.5°C.

During September, the night at the high altitude is cold but not as cold as winter. Between 2500 m to 3500 m, the day temperature is 20°C and night temperature is 5°C.

Trekking in the Annapurna regions is possible to operate all the time in the year because of its location.The temperatures vary greatly from Kathmandu to Pokhara to the mountain village on the trail.

The general rule, as you gain 1000 ft, the temperature will drop on average by 3.5°F.

So, following this rule, if you start the ABC trek from Nayapul at 1060 m to the highest point of trek ABC at 4,130 m. You could expect an average temperature drop around 19°C or 10°F.

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Basic Equipment list: Annapurna Base Camp Weather September

Actually, September is the right time for trekking in this region. You need to be well prepared with the right trekking gear and equipment.

Here are the equipment and packing list for Annapurna Base Camp Trek:

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection

Lower Body

  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants
  • Waterproof shell pant

Feet

  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers/sandals)

Upper Body

  • T-shirts
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket
  • Waterproof shell jacket
  • Down vest/jacket

Hand

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell

Accessories

  • Sleeping bag
  • Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Duffel bag
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Large plastic bags
  • Daypack
  • Trekking Poles
  • Water bottle or camel bag

Toiletries

  • 1 medium-sized quick-drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste
  • Multipurpose soap
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Feminine hygiene products

Personal Hygiene

  • Wet wipes
  • Tissue / Toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial hands wash

Trekking Tips: Annapurna Base Camp Weather September

  • In early September, chances of rain in the lower altitude is high. So, you should prepare yourself, as the trails might get a bit slippery.
  • At the higher altitudes, your body will get dehydrate faster. So, you need to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
  • You need to back good hiking boots.
  • You need to be physically fit to hike the trails.
  • During trekking, altitude sickness can be a major problem. If you have symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), you need to seek immediate medical help.
  • Since the September is crowded trekking season, you will need to do advance booking for accommodation.

Conclusion

Trekking in Annapurna Base Camp in September is one of the best outdoor activities. September will provide you a pleasant temperature for trekking in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It also offers a clear view of the sky and the mountain peaks.

Additionally, you can get a glimpse of the rich festival and cultures of the local mountain people in September.

I personally hiked in the early of September and found it to be perfect weather on Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Note:

In the past few years, the weather pattern of the Himalayas has been changed because of the Global warming. Unseasonal heat or cold, unexpected heavy rain, sudden storms and snowfalls have been recorded.

So, weather conditions in the Himalayas are unpredictable, even during the best trekking seasons. Sometimes bad weather conditions can affect the flight schedule, resulting in flight delays.

So, to be on a safe side, you can add a few extra days and luggage to your trip’s plan.

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