Annapurna Base Camp Trek in March, April, May

  • Dec 19, 2019
  • Ishwar Pyakurel
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Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the most famous and interesting treks in Nepal. The route is diverse and multicultural with interesting landscapes. Annapurna Base Camp trek in Spring (March, April, May) is the most appropriate time as you will experience the stable weather conditions.

In this springtime (March, April, May) the temperature is quite moderate than other seasons like summer and winter. In this time, you can see amazing, crystal clear views of the great scenario of Annapurna region. You can see national flower rhododendron, alpine trees, and lush forests.

During spring trek into ABC, you can utilize your time to view Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and 360-degree Mountain View of Annapurna ranges.

The Annapurna Base Camp trek in Spring becomes more interesting when you will pass through the MBC (Machhapuchhre Base Camp). When you complete this trek you can feel more contended because you can visit two base camp in one trip. Such an extravaganza for your lifetime memory!

The suitable temperature of spring, various topography and culture add to the beauty of the trek. Alongside with the spectacular wildlife and very beautiful waterfalls. On the way, you can meet a different ethnic group. Explore their lifestyle, behavior, attitude, and different ethnic practices.

Highlights of Spring Trek to Anapurna Base Camp

  • Great outstanding closeup view of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Machhapuchhre and Mt. Dhaulagiri when you approach the Annapurna region.
  • Feel the superb view of the mountains and breathe the mouth-watering icy cool air closely.
  • Be a guest in the local's village. Get distinct knowledge of various cast, ethnic groups, and tradition. It's all about of hospitality of Nepalese tradition.
  • You will get a chance to see splendid glimpses of sunrise and sunset as an advantage of this trek.
  • See the view of beautiful peaks to feel most blissful lifetime memory.

Annapurna Base Camp Weather and Temperature in Spring (March, April, May)

Spring (March, April, May) is the time of the year when the winter has just ended while without any traces of monsoon. It is the time of flowers and butterflies in the bearable weather. The weather during these months usually remains stable. March may have chilly morning and nights while day remains hot. While April and May's months are quite hotter.

During the daytime, the Spring temperature in lower altitude remains around 20 degrees whereas nights may drop to 5 degrees. While in higher altitudes the daytime temperatures may remain around 16 degrees whereas the temperatures may drop to the freezing points in the nights and mornings.

This is among the best time to trek in the Annapurna region where you will get to walk under the heart of rhododendrons accompanied by millions of flora and fauna en route. The soft breezes, the chirping of birds, warm and dry weather with least chance of unexpected weather changes, Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Spring is simply awesome and doable.

Benefits of Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Spring (March, April, May)

  • No risk of rain.In this springtime no need to take heavy luggage of heavy jacket or rain gears. With the warm and pleasant weather, you need not worry about slipping off the routes.
  • Bearable temperature. In this time it is neither too hot or nor too cold. You can feel most of the suitable temperature for the trek. With this temperature, you can feel the joy and happiness of the lifetime.
  • Clear vision. This is the time that offers the sharp and clearest scene of stunning landscape of great Himalaya trails. During the spring you will see fewer clouds these days so the view of the mountain will be clear.
  • Dry season. Spring season is the end of the winter season that's why this season can be a more joyful time to trek. You will face neither the snow nor the rain. There is no chance of worrying about muddy way and slippery trails.

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Accommodation and Food for Springtime Trek to Anapurna Base Camp

On the way to trek, you can feel homely environment. As for food, you will get typical Nepalese food Dal-Bhat with seasonal vegetables. You can eat Indian and Chinese food too. Different foods like MOMO, Chow Mein and noodles with soup etc. are available in different teahouses.

You will find different teahouse and lodges that help you to kill the hunger on the way. On these stopovers, you can spend free time to surf on the Internet to kill tiredness of your feet.

You can find a lot of lodges where you can take rest. There you will find hot and cold water to make you fresh and kill your lethargy.

You can find normally two beds in one room and you have to share one toilet with group/ room partners. With these facilities, you can share your experience and knowledge with your room partners.

Difficulties During Springtime Trek to Anapurna Base Camp

  • In this time, trekking can be hot and sweaty at the lower altitude, therefore, you may hesitate trekking.
  • During the afternoon, occasional downpours and clouds may appear. In that case, you will feel difficulty in trekking. You may not enjoy the scenery clearly.
  • It is more laborious to walk uphill and you will burn fatter so you can feel a flood of sweat.
  • High altitude sickness is common for the trekkers. On this trek, you will ascend to a maximum height of 4200 meters. So to avoid the risk of altitude you have to take more rest while going up.
  • As you go higher there are fewer numbers of hotels and lodges so you have to adjust to the available services and compromise your desires.
  • Since Spring is a peak season you may have to compete with the fellow trekkers for the room and food. Some tea houses may run out of the rooms as well.

Tips for Springtime Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp

  • You should use lightweight trekking boots to feel easier to walk and it can be more comfortable in any kind of trekking trails.
  • You should take the best ultralight packable down jacket, which can be more comfortable and easy to adjust in your trekking bag.
  • A waterproof map of Annapurna Base Camp is more important when you are going there because sometimes you can be alone and map can be your best pathfinder.
  • Different toilet paper, hand sanitizer, water purifier tablets, sunscreen lotion, toothpaste, toothbrush, power bank, emergency lights, and sunglasses will be needy materials for your trek.
  • You have to take one light water bottle to drink water in different time of trek.
  • Please do not forget to pre-book hotels and lodges for your food and rooms to feel easy to take rest. Since it is the peak trekking season, you may face difficulty in finding rooms.
  • You have to carry enough cash because there you are no any ATMs in trails once you leave from Pokhara.
  • You have to take your important documents like citizenship doc. photos, passport, permits to make sure that you are going legally.

Packing List for Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Spring (March, April, May)

Before starting your journey you have to review your backpack to make sure if you have needy materials or not? Your backpack should be handy and easy to carry. Some basic packing lists for Annapurna Base Camp trek in Spring are as follows:

  • Trekking Map
  • Trekking Cap/ Hat
  • Headlamp, emergency light
  • Hiking pants
  • Trekking T-shirt
  • Breathable Underwears
  • First aid kit
  • Trekking Poles
  • Light down jacket
  • Trekking boots
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sunglass
  • Water bottle, water purification tablets
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Charger, Power bank

Are Annapurna Base Camp trek permits available in the Spring (March, April, May)?

You need Trekking permits for the legal underpass to the Annapurna Base Camp and for other conservation areas of Nepal. You can easily get the permits for ABC trek in Spring by submitting your photos and copy of passport to the Nepal Tourism Board.

Or, you can allow us to obtain the necessary permits for you. Please contact us and supply the copy of your passport and photograph to get the permits for you.

You need two types of permits for this trek:

Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permit: USD 20

Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card: USD 20

You should keep these permits handy as you have to verify these permits in various checkpoints in the trek route.

Concluding,

During Annapurna Base Camp trek in Spring, you can see a stunning view of the natural landscape of Annapurna region. You will feel more comfortable temperature and pleasurable weather to make your trek awesome.

Before starting your journey you can review and collect more information about your destination to spend quality time over there. For extra help, hit us a mail.

If you are planning your trip to Annapurna Bas Camp, Let us know your details, We can be your trek partner. Contact Us.

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