Annapurna base camp trek in September

  • Updated on Dec 16, 2020
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Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the most beautiful and adventurous trekking in the Himalayans, as well as trek to Annapurna base camp in September, is a perfect season in Nepal, where you can see colorful dense forests, unique landscapes, and magical mountains. During this month the ABC Trek is full of travelers. If you have not time to trek in September, spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are great options for Annapurna region trekking.

Annapurna base camp trek is the best option to have insight into the culture and nature of Nepal. Annapurna Base Camp Trek is also known as  Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking. The trail is not as difficult as other treks like Everest Base Camp Trek, however, you have to walk for on average 5 to 6 hours a day and that does need good health and fitness.

Annapurna Base Camp trek in September, being an autumn month is thus a famous time for this trek, and monsoon rain cleans up the atmosphere makes it delightful in September. Around the route, you will see brilliant images of the Annapurna range, greeneries hills, rivers, streams, waterfalls, etc.

The September month provides clean air enhances the astounding mountain vistas and discovers the rare diverse flora and fauna. This ABC Trek is not only for awesome natural views, it also offers the traditional culture of the Gurung and Magar community with warm hospitality. A lot of trekkers want to trek the Annapurna base camp trek in September because this month is perfect to get wide views of Himalayan ranges.

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ABC Trek in Autumn (September To November)

Autumn (September-November) is one of the perfect seasons to trekking with hiking in Himalayan Nepal, so thousands of trekkers choose these months. In fact, September, October, and November months are will be full of excellent atmosphere as well as beauty, enjoys your journey with joy and beauty. The Autumn season provides reference weather with clear magnificent mountains. The temperature is good than another season. September-November is a great time to express your adventure in Himalayan Nepal. It will also be free from natural disasters such as floods and landslides these months. It's the most famous season to goes high altitude area of Himalayan.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Highlights in September

  • The September month provides clean air enhances the astounding mountain vistas.
  • Takes a bath at the Natural hot spring in Jhinu Danda.
  • Colorful forests of Oak, rhododendron, bamboo forests, and stunning landscapes.
  • Explore a wide range of diverse flora and fauna.
  • Reach the base camp of the world's 10th highest mountain, Mount Annapurna.
  • See the amazing sunrise and sunset views over the massive Annapurna.
  • Up-close panorama views of Himalayan ranges. 
  • Explore the unique culture of Gurung and Magar.
  • Great festivities and celebrations.
  • Huge Annapurna glacier and icefalls valleys.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek 9 Days Itinerary

Day 01:Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara 800m/8 hrs

Today is the first day of this 9 days Annapurna base camp trek, you'll take 7 hours scenic drive to Pokhara by tourist bus. The drive will be the most excited and comfortable. During the drive, you get to see beautiful views of rivers, small settlement areas, lush green hills, and waterfalls. Upon reaching Pokhara, you head to the hotel. Feel free to explore Phewa lake and the mountains of Annapurna with Machhapuchare mountains of Annapurna and Machhapuchare views.

Day 02:Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul 1/2 hrs and trek to Ghandruk 1,940m/4 hrs

After having breakfast, you'll take a short and scenic drive to Nayapul. From Nayapul, begin trekking towards Ghandruk. The trail is most fantastic and you walk through the alpine woods with a peaceful atmosphere. Upon reaching Ghandruk there you can explore the Gurung culture museum and enjoy seeing a magnificent view of Annapurna South and Fishtail.

Day 03:Trek from Ghandruk to Sinuwa 2,310m/6 hrs

Leaving the Ghandruk village, begin trekking towards Sinuwa. You'll descend Kimron Khola then walk along the rising terrain to reach Chhomrong village. From Chhomrong, you'll get to see mesmerizing mountain views of Annapurna south, Machhapuchare (Fishtail) Himchuli, and Nilgiri. Likewise, you'll descend Chhomrong Khola and cross the suspension bridge. Then trail ascent to Sinuwa, where you stay at a trekking lodge.

Day 04:Trek from Sinuwa to Deurali 3,150m/6 hrs

After having breakfast at Sinuwa lodge, you'll walk through the bamboo and rhododendron forest to the village of Bambo and Doban. The trail follows along the Modi river and a jungle area. On the way, you'll get to see amazing waterfalls and mesmerize Mount Machhapuchare's views. After passing the Himalayan Hotel you reach Deurali. Overnight stay at a trekking lodge.

Day 05:Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp 4,210m/6 hrs

You will begin walking along a steep riverbed path and reach Bagar. From here, the trail gradually ascends to Machhapuchhre Base Camp along with offering stunning views of the Himalayan mountains like Mt. Annapurna I (8,091 m), Mt. Annapurna South (7,219 m), Mt. Annapurna III (7,555 m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455 m), etc. Leaving MBC behind, the trail moves along Annapurna Sanctuary and leads you to the base of Mt. Annapurna, Annapurna Base Camp. Here, you get to relish panoramic views of the Annapurna Himalayas.

Day 06:Trek back from Annapurna base camp to Bamboo 2,310m/7 hrs

Today early morning, you'll see an amazing sunrise over the Annapurna and surrounded mountains views with a glacier. After having breakfast, the same trail descends to Bamboo. Overnight you stay at a Bamboo trekking lodge.

Day 07:Trek back from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda Hot Spring 1,780m/6 hrs

Leaving Bamboo behind, once you pass Khuldighar and walk through the rhododendron and bamboo fields until Chhomrong. From Chhomrong, the trail descends to Jhinu danda, where you have a great opportunity to bathe in the natural hot spring. Overnight stay at a Jhinu trekking lodge.

Day 08:Trek from Jhinu Danda to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara 800m/6 hrs

After having breakfast, you walk through the Modi Khola to Birethanti and pass beautiful green woods, several small villages, wonderful landscapes, and reach Nayapul. From Nayapul, you take a scenic drive to Pokhara. Pokhara city has different kinds of adventure activities like; paragliding, City tour, Ultralight flight, Bungee jumping, hot balloons, and many other activities. If you like to do any adventure activities let know us. In the evening, you are free to explore the bustling Lakeside Market and do boating on tranquil Fewa Lake.

Day 09:Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu 1,300m/7 hrs

After a quick breakfast, you will drive back to Kathmandu today. The drive will be long and scenic. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you will move to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to shop and relax. In the evening, you join the farewell dinner organized by the company for you. For more information about 9 days Annapurna base camp.

Annapurna Base Camp weather in September

September is the best time to trek in Annapurna base camp (ABC). This month is the official beginning of Autumn in the Himalayans. Starting of September month you may experience the pre-monsoon rain slightly and enjoy the trip with perfect weather conditions in September. September weather is the most perfect to walk and see the views. So trekkers choose the Autumn season because it is considered the best for trekking as well as clear skies with spectacular landscapes. This September month is a mix of light monsoon rain and the beautiful Autumn season, so that, it's one special season of natural lovers trekkers.

Annapurna Base Camp temperature in September

During the Annapurna base camp trek in September, the day and night temperatures are different but this month favorable temperatures to ABC Trek are perfect for all of the age trekkers. This September month day temperature will average around 8 to 15 degrees and the night below the freezing point -0 degrees, so manage the warm gears for the nights. The base camp becomes colder day by day as September signs of progress as well as get experience of pre-winter weather and temperature.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Accommodation in September

Annapurna base camp accommodations are Lodge and Teahouse. Around Kathmandu and Pokhara, we can find a good facility with comfortable accommodation at the Hotel. At the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, all accommodations are on a twin-shared basis. During the trek, Himalayan frozen Adventure will manage a room with attached washrooms. In the teahouse, we have to share the toilet. A single room is available in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and the lower elevation trekking region but might be impossible in higher elevations.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Meals in September

The Kathmandu and Pokhara have included only breakfast. During the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, all meals will be provided. In the Annapurna region, we can enjoy Nepalese food with international cuisine like Tibetan, Continental, Indian, Tibetan, Italian, etc. Throughout the trek, we have breakfast/lunch at the teahouse and Dinner will be at the lodge. You can choices different kinds of breakfast, lunch, and dinner by the menu. 

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

AMS or altitude sickness is one of the main risks while traversing at a high altitude. The main region behind getting AMS is when the body doesn't adjust to the lower level, and the result can be deadly. So it is very important to take proper measures on time. Gaining altitude with constant pace and proper acclimatization days will help reduce the chances of getting AMS.

Similarly, you also have to keep yourself hydrated during the trek, therefore, drink enough water and avoid alcoholic drinks as it dehydrates the body. If you are planning to trek in one of the adventurous trails of Nepal then do keep the above things in your mind.

Symptoms of altitude sickness

  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Dizziness or light-headedness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Shortness of breath with exertion

Preventive measures

  • Include an adequate number of rest days in the itinerary
  • Keep yourself hydrated
  • Do not drink alcoholic beverages
  • Do not gain more than 500 meters in a day
  • Try to spend the night in lower altitude
  • Acclimatize properly at a lower altitude
  • Inform your guide immediately if any of the symptoms you see
  • Do not push yourself

Trekking Equipment

Trekking equipment is the essential material used during the trip to the Himalayas, which is used on a daily basis. Without trekking equipment, your trip may be unsuccessful so we request you please follow the list. If you have not time to buy in your country, so don't worry we can help to buy trekking equipment in Kathmandu. Himalayan Frozen Adventure Pvt.Ltd will make your precious time reference and entertainment.

Trekking Equipment Lists

Head

  • Headlight
  • Sun hat
  • Warm hat and scarf

Face

  • Face wipes and towels
  • Sunscreen +40
  • Sunglass

Hands

  • Waterproof & Snowproof Gloves
  • Lightweight gloves

Body clothing

  • Sleeping bag
  • Down jackets
  • Sport hiking t-shirts, preferably quick-drying
  • Fleece jacket and sweaters
  • Poncho and rain jacket
  • Socks preferably cotton –mix
  • Lightweight cotton trekking pants with folding option

Lists of Footwear

  • Water/Snowproof Trekking Boots
  • Socks preferably cotton sports socks but take some extra pairs
  • Crampon (optional)

Essential gear

  • Day Backpack above the 30 L
  • Pack covers
  • Thermos Bottel- hard bottle that can be used for boiled drinking water

Water peals

  • Umbrella / Poncho
  • Walking pole if you need it
  • Thick Sleeping bag
  • Deodorant
  • Laundry soap
  • Antibacterial Gel
  • Toiletries
  • Toothbrush
  • Shampoo

Personal accessories

  • Cell phone
  • Watch
  • Camera
  • Money wallet with Money
  • Padlocks
  • Plastic bag
  • Sewing kit
  • Extra p photos and passport photocopies

First-aid Kit

  • Diamox (acetazolamide)
  • Lozenges
  • Elastic bandages
  • Moleskin
  • Cotton bandages and band-aids
  • Lancing needle
  • Antibiotic eye-drops
  • Thermometer
  • Sling
  • Paracetamol
  • Antiseptic antibacterial cream or solution
  • Painkillers
  • Anti-emetic for nausea (not at high altitude)
  • Loperamide to control diarrhea
  • Norfloxacin or Cipro to cure diarrhea, other infections
  • Oral rehydration salts

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