Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp in August is not so good time because the first week of August will be affected by the monsoon. From the second week of August, the weather will be improving slowly then trekkers can start Annapurna base camp trek more or less most of the lodges are not busy and this time is the right time to renovate their teahouse-lodges and restaurants a route to ABC. The climate zone in Nepal monsoon arrives mid-June and this month is fully rain along with the Annapurna region and can’t find good visibilities. What to expect in the Annapurna region trek in August, this experience shared by expert Nepal Spirit Adventure.
Annapurna Base Camp’s Weather in August
While last week of June-July and the first week of August the weather will be completely affected by monsoon is called also in Nepal monsoon season, from the second week of August the weather will be improving slowly sunny, stat clean sky. The temperature in the month of August is very hot in the lowland below 2,000 meters and cools a day, still can find cold weather in the morning and night along the Annapurna Base Camp Trek in August month due to the high altitude zone.
The monsoon usually arrives in Nepal in early June, and certainly, by mid-month, rainfall for June is lower than for July or August, but that’s mainly because the monsoon hasn’t yet hit in the first week or two of the month. Rain cloud and humidity build to uncomfortable levels in Kathmandu, Pokhara as well could not able to see the best mountain views during this time in Annapurna region.
Remember that once the rains have started, it doesn’t rain all day in every day along the ABC trip. If you are fully prepared for wet conditions and understand that humidity and rain clouds May unclear your views, the benefit that you can get plus, the higher you go in altitude, the less likely the change of rainfall during August.
Accommodation & Foods
There is more than enough lodge-teahouse along the Annapurna base camp trek and get easily order any kind of food such as Nepalese, Indian, Chinese and continental in a local restaurant, normally breakfast and dinner are available in every teahouses-lodge where we make the overnight sleep. If we do not eat breakfast and dinner at an overnight place, the lodge will charge a high bill for the night stay because every lodge is also dependent on the food shell business.
During August month, all the accommodation will not be busy, and easily can get the room along with the Annapurna Base Camp Trek in August. Some teahouses will be closed due to monsoon and off trek season everywhere open trail would be busy crowd by tourist as like main season time March, April and May in Spring then September, October, and November in the autumn season. Always trek with an experienced guide that one of the best ideal and you can highly get the benefits is that they’ll know which of the best places are open in the low-season.
While August month is rainfall in Annapurna Base Camp would not be a good idea to trek ABC until the first week of August. If you have your spirit set on trekking all the way to Annapurna Base Camp-ABC, you will probably find that it rains most at lower elevations part and walk to higher part you go, less rain there will be along the abc-foothill journey. So, if you are eager to brave a few days of trekking in the rain, you may still be able to check out ABC itself in decent conditions.
A good trek route in the Annapurna region during August, could be the best way Annapurna circuit trek still you will get wet condition below 3,000m and above will not be affected but mountain views are not guaranteed can be able to seen every day. The optional trip route would be Upper Mustang Trek, a short trek toGhorepani Poon Hill hot spring trek.
What to Bring
It is important to have good waterproofs for trekking in August, and enough changes of clothes that you do not risk having to re-wear the previous day’s wet clothes. May trekkers find an umbrella to be more convenient and comfortable for showers, though if it looks as though the rain is setting in for a while, a comfortable raincoat and even rain pants are a good idea for the trek to Annapurna base camp.
Before you have planned this trip, check out this handy guide to the packing list for a trek in the Himalaya: Trekking gear list for Annapurna Base Camp in August.
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