Annapurna Base Camp Trek Weather, Difficulty and Season
The Himalayas don’t just have the power to take your breath away but they also have the power to dictate the climate of a subcontinent. The annual burst of monsoon that hits the Indian subcontinent is made even more dramatic by the Himalayas. Moisture laden wind from the Bay of Bengal while rushing towards the north to Tibet is forced to hike up the Himalayas and sweat out almost all of its moisture content leaving Tibet high and dry.
During the Spring(Mar-Apr), the day starts nice and clear but progressively gets more windier and cloudier which leads to frequent afternoon showers. This to and fro of weather dance finally ends up to the monsoon reaching its full glory around mid-June.
Monsoon seasons signals a grinding halt to the trekking sector of Annapurna region but in contrast, the wildlife are in full vigor. Wild flowers eagerly anticipate the monsoon, Himalayan Tahrs get busy tending to their newborns and Himalayan Monals work hard displaying to prospective mates. The whole land rejuvenates during Monsoon season which ends in September.
When September rolls around, the clouds leave their hold of the sky creating a perfect backdrop of clear and blue skies. The mountains wake up from their deep slumber during Monsoon season and display their full bloom of beauty. This makes for a perfect trekking season up until November a bit crowdy.
By December, winter is in full swing with occasional heavy snow. Since there are a lot less people and more wildlife, it is a perfect time to trek for the prepared. However, caution must be exercised to its fullest to prepare completely for the winter weatherperson of the Himalayas.
Annapurna base camp trek difficulty level. In fact this trek is not a difficulty trek. We can say that it is accessible to all age group. We do organize this trek for all groups even for children and older people.
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