July month is not the perfect time for a trek to Annapurna base camp even trek trail and all lodges are not buys, some time no tourist at all along the ABC trek in July, climate zone in Nepal monsoon arrives mid-June and this month is fully rain along with the Annapurna and can’t find good visibilities. What to expect in the Annapurna region trek in July, this experience shared by expert Nepal Spirit Adventure.
Weather In July- Annapurna Base Camp
The climate-weather would be raining day along the Annapurna base camp trail in July August month is monsoon time in Nepal. The temperature in the month of July 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 July 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 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, as per my personal previous experience July is not the best time to trek in the Annapurna region (or Annapurna base camp trek in July). The benefit that you can get plus, the higher you go in altitude, the less likely the change of rainfall during July.
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 July month, all the accommodation will not be busy and easily can get the room along the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. 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 July month is heavy rainfall in Annapurna Base Camp would not be a good idea to trek ABC in July. 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 July, could be the best way Annapurna circuit trek and 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 to Ghorepani Poon Hill.
What to Bring
It is important to have good waterproofs for trekking in July, 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 a 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 the Nepal ABC trip.