Annapurna Base Camp Trek in October

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the most sought trek after the legendary Everest Base Camp Trek. The journey to the world’s 10th highest peak, i.e. Mt Annapurna”s base camp is a once in a lifetime journey. This trek has answers to most of your natural longing from beautiful diverse terrains, sky-touching peaks, enriched floras & faunas to the never stopping rivers & streams.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek in October is the best deal available in Nepal. October, the best time for trekking Nepal and Annapurna Base Camp Trek, the best trekking destination. October, a stable weather month, introduces Annapurna Base Camp Trek like no other period. The terrain views are dust-free and crystal-clear due to Monsoon rains. With ideal temperature and weather, there are very low chances of rainfall and snow falls which means unobstructed views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.

No rainfall also means the trails are dry and comfortable to walk on. Walking on easy trails, you will land at the dramatic Annapurna Base Camp(4130m) to view breathtaking views of Annapurna massifs. The sunrise view from the base camp is a must thing to do. But before that, what comes first are the regular ups and downs of Annapurna landscape amidst the green and enriched vegetation. Throughout the trails, you will enjoy the scenic and irresistible views of hills and mountains.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek, probably the best trekking journey in Nepal is most favorable during the October month. Read the full article to find out why October is called the best month for Annapurna Base Camp Trek. And after going through all the information, if you are now thinking for Annapurna Base Camp Trek in October, we have the best package, Annapurna Base Camp Trekking, reach out to us, Good Vibe Adventure.

Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • Passing through traditional settlements of Tamangs and Gurungs
  • Viewing Annapurna massifs and other peaks from near
  • Magnificent time spending at Annapurna Base Camp(4130m)
  • Breathtaking views of Machhapuchhare(6,993 m), Dhaulagiri(8,167m), and other peaks
  • Tasting the rural life of Nepal
  • Trekking amidst the enriched floras of Annapurna region

Annapurna Base Camp Trek in October’s Weather and Temperature

October is a supreme time for Annapurna Base Camp trek. This is one of the months of the travel-friendly Autumn season where the conditions and climates are perfect for trekking in Nepal. And due to these perks of October, it is considered as a peak month for Annapurna Base Camp Trek. People from all over the world come here during October to see the beautifully decorated Annapurna Base Camp trials. Constant and ideal weather, No or few rainfalls, and very low chances of snowfalls are the overall conditions of the Annapurna region during October.

Now, let us look at the temperature and precipitation of the various stops of Annapurna Base Camp Trek in October:

Place: Pokhara(1400m) | Avg Temp: 21.6°C | Min Temp: 16.7°C | Precipitation: 140mm 

Place: Ghorepani(2750m) | Avg Temp: 10.3°C | Min Temp: 4.7°C | Precipitation: 39mm

Place: Chhomrong(2340m) | Avg Temp: 8°C | Min Temp: 3°C | Precipitation:43mm

Place: Dobhan(2600m) | Avg Temp: 5°C | Min Temp: 1°C | Precipitation: 43mm 

Place: Annapurna Base Camp(4130m) | Avg Temp: -1°C | Min Temp: -6°C | Precipitation: 6mm 

In total, the weather and temperature of Annapurna Base Camp Trek in October is just the way every trekker wants it to be. The trekkers want a stable climate and unobstructed views of terrains and mountains and here is the October month to satisfy all the needs.

With 26 days, i.e. 95% days of October are clear and sunny and only 3 days, i.e. 5 % days are cloudy. From this data also, you can know why October is the perfect month for trekking in Nepal. However, there can be very few chances of rainfall so it is handy to carry some rain gears for the unexpected climate turnaround.

Why do Annapurna Base Camp Trek during October

Everyone, trekkers, trekking companies, and even Google says that the Annapurna Base Camp Trek in October is the best deal. So, you may want to know the reasons for October being the best month to travel. Here are the top why’s for Annapurna Base Camp Trek in October.

Ideal Climate for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The climate and weather are just perfect in October. October’s temperature is warm and travel-friendly to walk on long trails. The trails are also dry, not slippery making your trek easier. Rather you will enjoy the clear views of the most beautiful terrains of Nepal.

There are very fewer chances of rainfall, snowfall or any overclouds. You will not see any drastic weather changes like the monsoon season. October is the middle month of the best trekking season, i.e. Autumn season, you need not worry a bit also this month will not disappoint you.

Festive Season

October is the most happening month of Nepal in which two grandest festivals, i.e. Dashain and Tihar occur. During this month, all the family members gather up to share love, blessings and spending good time. The streets are clear and the houses are bright with candles and lighting.

The whole of Nepal is happy and celebrating in the month of October. Hence, October provides a once in a year trekking experience to the visitors. The trekkers can be part of the festivals and Nepal during October. October offers the next level exploration of Nepal’s cultural and natural beauty.

Clear and Unobstructed views

Clear blue skies and undisturbed mountain views are the main highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trek in October. You will get to see the clear views of beautiful landscapes and snow-capped mountain views. The view during the days of October is unbeatable and incomparable with any other days of years.

The Monsoon rain washes away all the dust and stain of terrains and makes the view clear like never before. There are also no or few chances of overcloud conditions which means the mountain views will not get hidden by the clouds. You will enjoy unobstructed and consistent breathtaking views of Annapurna region mountains.

Happy Trials

The month of festivals means a month of smiles and greetings. Hence, October is the month of happiness, you will feel happiness in the air. The locals are happier during this month, they will show true love and hospitality to you. You will enjoy walking and spending time along the trekking trails. The smiles will be from all around to enchant you and make you enjoy every second of trekking.

The October month attracts a number of trekkers from all over the world. Hence, the trails will be walked by diverse peoples. Along the trails, you will make some new friends and share your experience with them. You’ll share smiles and greetings with other trekkers. So, due to these reasons, October is a Happy trail month.

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Difficulties during Annapurna Base Camp Trek in October

Annapurna Base Camp Trek in OctoberEvery trekking month has its own kind of advantages and disadvantages, so does the October month. Being the peak month of trekking, October can make you face some difficulties during Annapurna Base Camp Trek in October. So, the possible hardship for trekkers in the month of October are as below:

Foods & Accommodations

First thing first, finding food and accommodation facilities are very troublesome to find during the October month. Although there are many lodges and tea houses for food and lodging services the peak month of October makes every place occupied. The lodges and teahouses are packed with an ample crowd of trekkers. To find desired accommodation for the night stay is almost difficult during October. It is competition everywhere, the first come the first served is applicable in all of the lodges.

The foods and meals are neat and delicious with varied food menus, the problem is that you have to wait in a queue for food. So, October treats this way with its visitors in the food and accommodations part.

Altitude Sickness

Altitude Sickness is another possible difficulty for Annapurna Base Camp Trek in October. Annapurna Base Camp lies at an altitude of 4130m which means you have to trek down base camp starting from the elevation of 1400m(Kathmandu). This stretch will see a significant change in altitude from 1400m to 4130m and this variation can cause altitude sickness.

The higher the altitude the lower is the oxygen level, the locals are only used to this altitude. To adapt any new elevation is a bit difficult for foreign trekkers and can result in altitude sickness. And altitude sickness can turn deadly incase of no precautions and immediate treatments.

Crowded Trails

Well, Crowded trails are not a problem for everyone but for some of the trekkers. There are walkers who love to walk in peaceful and less-crowded trails. So, this is a difficulty for such trekkers. October fascinates a large number of trekkers to overcrowd the trails. The peace lover can choose off-seasons like Monsoon and Winter season. Offseason seasons are difficult and risky but the trails are peaceful and less crowded than the peak seasons.

Essential Tips for Annapurna Base Camp Trek in October

A life without difficulties is like a lake without fish. Overcoming the difficulties is the true meaning of Life. In this way, Overcoming the difficulties of Annapurna Base Camp Trek in October makes the trip more meaningful. Scoring out the difficulties of this trek is an easy thing to do with several tips.

So, here are the essential tips for Annapurna Base Camp Trek in October:

Pre-book

Pre-Book! Yes, right this can save your pain in the head during Annapurna Base Camp Trek. During October, it is very hard to get picked packages, Air flights, food, and accommodation due to peak season. Hence, pre-booking comes handy and worthy here. There are pre-booking services of tour packages, food, and accommodations to avoid these problems.

The booking will safeguard your tour, room, and food-table in advance to make your Annapurna Base Camp Trek an enjoyable experience. All you have to do is ring us, Good Vibe Adventure Pvt. LTD, we can do all of the pre-bookings for you.

Pack smart and light

Your backpack also decides the difficulty level of Annapurna Base Camp in October. The heavier your bag is the slower your walk will be due to the overweight on the back. Hence, to decrease load and make the trek easier you have to pack smart and light.

While packing, start with the basic ones only, exclude the unnecessary items. Check the equipment list required for Annapurna Base Camp Trek in October and pack accordingly. Pack light but warm clothes instead of heavier and big clothes. Pack some rain gears for the unexpected rains. Overall, you have to be smart while backpacking.

Drink Water

Drinking plenty of water is a must-do of any trekking and more important in higher altitude treks. The human body becomes dehydrated quickly in the higher regions. And, dehydration is the major arousal of Altitude sickness.

Staying hydrated lowers the chances of Altitude sickness or any of its symptoms. Avoid the altitude sickness and avoid the most difficult problem of Annapurna Base Camp trek. So, carry the bottle of water and drink it periodically. Please avoid drinks and smoking as these things dehydrate your body fast.

Don't rush play it easy

Most of the trekkers take trekking as a race and they walk it so rapidly that they get caught by altitude sickness. So, this is the most important tip to avoid altitude sickness and make the tour pleasantly, “Don’t rush Play it easy”. Drink water and take rest whenever you need to because your life is more important than trekking.

The easy walk of 6 to 7 hours per day is enough for Annapurna Base Camp Trek. You have to cover a distance of 10 to 20 km per day which is obtainable in a day with regular short rests.

Packing List for Annapurna Base Camp Trek in October

Annapurna Base Camp Trek in October

As mentioned earlier, you have to Pack your backpack light and smart. To make your backpack lighter and filled with all essentials, here is the full equipment/packing list for Annapurna Base Camp Trek in October:

Upper Body

  • Long-sleeve t-shirts
  • Short sleeve t-shirts
  • Fleece jacket
  • Insulating jacket
  • Beanie or headband
  • Sunglasses(UV)
  • Trekking hat

Lower Body

  • Fleece Pant
  • Undergarments
  • Trekking trouser
  • Trekking pants
  • Inner Layer trouser

Hand

  • Inner gloves
  • Outer gloves

Feet

  • Hiking boot
  • Thermal socks
  • Gaiters
  • Flip-flops

Miscellaneous

  • Duffel bag
  • Daypack
  • Daypack cover
  • Trekking Poles
  • Water bottles
  • Sleeping bag
  • Hand trekking towel
  • Baby wipes
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm

Toiletries

  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste and Toothbrush
  • Hairbrush
  • Shampoo
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Toilet rolls
  • Quick-drying towel

Medication

  • First-aid kit
  • Diamox(Altitude sickness)
  • Bandages and tapes
  • Antibiotics
  • Water-purification pills

Other possible treks of Annapurna region during October

Annapurna Base Camp Trek in October

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is not the only trekking option of Annapurna region during the month of October. Annapuran region plays a significant part in the overall Nepal tourism. The reason is this region is full of natural beauty with snow-capped peaks, vast green terrains, semi-deserted landscapes, many fast-flowing rivers, and pristine lakes.

We, Good Vibe Adventure, have designed some trekking packages that take you through the and to the beautiful land of Annapurna. Some of the most selling Annapurna region packages of ours are as below:

Annapurna Circuit Trekking

Trip Facts:

Duration: 17 days | Trip Difficulty: Moderate | Max Altitude: 5416m | Min Altitude: 1330m

Best season: Spring and Autumn | Walking Hour: 5-6 hours | Group Size: 2 to 15 peoples

Annapurna Circuit Trekking is the most popular and selling package of ours. This is a 17 days long trek which takes you to the scenic land of Annapurna region. We have designed the Annapurna Circuit Trekking itinerary in a way that you can explore all of the major sites and attractions of the Annapurna region. Ascending the historic Thorung La Pass(5416m) is a major highlight of this Annapurna Circuit Trek.

Some other main highlights of Annapurna Circuit trekking are as below:

  • Exploring the Buddhist settlements of Manang region
  • Ascending the world's highest Himalayan pass, Thorung La Pass(5416m)
  • Paying a visit to the most sacred Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage site: Muktinath Temple
  • Crossing by the world's deepest gorge: Kali Gandaki Gorge
  • Breathtaking sunrise view just over mountains at Poonhill(3210m)
  • Trekking through iconic settlements like Jomsom, Kagbeni, Ghorepani

To learn more about this trip, the cost of this trip, to book this trip or customize this trip follow this link: Annapurna Circuit Trekking

Jomsom Muktinath Trekking

Trip Facts:

Duration: 14 days | Trip Difficulty: Moderate | Max Altitude: 3800m | Min Altitude: 850m

Best season: Spring and Autumn | Walking Hour: 5-6 hours | Group Size: 2 to 15 peoples

Jomsom Muktinath Trekking is also a popular and most selling package of ours after Annapurna Base Camp Trek. This trek of 14 days will take you to the most sacred pilgrimage site of Buddhist and Hindus, Muktinath Temple. This package will direct you to the scenic semi-deserted land of Nepal, Mustang. But before all this, you will do observable sightseeing of Kathmandu valley, the tour of UNESCO world heritage sites.

Some main highlights of Jomsom Muktinath Trekking are as below:

  • Kathmandu’s heritage sightseeing: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swaymbhnath Stupa
  • Visiting the most sacred Temple: Muktinath Temple(3800m)
  • Awe-inspiring views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain range
  • Best sunrise view at Poon Hill viewpoint
  • Trekking through traditional settlements like Ghorepani, Poonhill, Marpha, Kagbeni, Jomsom
  • Scenic air-flight from Jomsom to Kathmandu via Pokhara

To learn more about this trip, the cost of this trip, to book this trip or customize this trip follow this link: Jomsom Muktinath Trekking

Tilicho and Mesokanto La Trekking

Trip Facts:

Duration: 15 days | Trip Difficulty: Moderate | Max Altitude: 5315m | Min Altitude: 1330m

Best season: Spring and Autumn | Walking Hour: 5-6 hours | Group Size: 2 to 15 peoples

Tilicho and Mesokanto La Trekking is the newest tour package of ours. This 15 days long Tilicho and Mesokanto La Trekking takes you to the northern edge of Annapurna region. This is a level up trek than classic Annapurna Circuit Trekking i.e. similar in duration but vast in beauty. Tilicho Lake(4,919 m), one of the highest lakes in the world and Mesokanto Pass(5315m), one of the highest passes in the world are the two major attractions of this trek.

Some other main highlights of Tilicho and Mesokanto La Trekking are as below:

  • Exploration of Tibetan influenced Buddhist settlements
  • Hike to one of the world highest lake, Tilicho Lake(4,919m)
  • Ascending one of the world's highest pass, Mesokanto Pass(5315m)
  • Trailing through semi-deserted and rain shadowed Mustang region
  • Enjoying the views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range
  • Passing by several indigenous settlements of Annapurna region

To learn more about this trip, the cost of this trip, to book this trip or customize this trip follow this link: Tilicho and Mesokanto La Trekking

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