Annapurna Circuit Trek in May

  • Jan 9, 2024
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Annapurna Circuit Trek in May is an appropriate time to trek for a lot of reasons for the trekkers. This is the feasible time with the bearable temperatures and the stable climatic conditions for this trek to the rainshadow area of Anapurna region.

Annapurna Circuit trek allows you to know about mountainside cultures, different tribes, their unique cultural behavior and practices on the other side of Annapurna ranges. And, in May the whole surrounding comes to life.

In May you can see clearest views of a lot of Himalayan range like Machapuchhre and Dhaulagiri Mountains. This is one of the general views of Mountains but the 360-degree panoramic view of Mount Annapurna is really special for any trekkers.

During your May trek to Annapurna Circuit, you will enjoy the quite clear season like no fear of rain nor any tension about the weather changes. Even though it is the time of pre-monsoon in some parts of Nepal the Annapurna Circuit stays aloof from it.

In the Annapurna Circuit trek, you can find a lot of variation from the splendid desert-like views to the lush farms and scattered settlements of Thakali, and other mountainside people.

May is the time of Rhododendron flower and warmer time to breathe in Annapurna Circuit trail. And the splendid natural beauty makes your journey enjoyable.  The crystal clear view of sky and landscape is a really amazing thing to view throughout the trek during May.

In this time of May, you can feel the suitable temperature with a warm connection of natural, cultural, and wildlife experience along with the superb waterfall views.

The temperature is quite warm in the daytime but it will be much colder at night. So, you should pack well for the dropping temperatures during the night time.

Highlights of Annapurna Circuit in May

  • Get the view of various mountains from a stone-throw distance ie very closely.
  • Collect enormous knowledge about different tribes, ethnic groups and traditional perspective of Nepalese indigenous people living in the mountains.
  • See the splendid and outstanding view of great mountainside settlements and farms.
  • Get the in-depth knowledge about the unique and Tibet-influenced culture and religions of the people in the region.
  •  Look up the spectacular sunrise and sunset views on the lap of mountains. It is more meaningful for the trekking enthusiasts.
  • Catch the great incredible view of alpine vegetations, bushes and desertified lands in that great Annapurna trekking trails.
  • Walk along the snowy paths of the Thorung La Pass, the highest point of the trek, on a moderate temperature.

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Annapurna Circuit Weather and Temperature in May

Annapurna Circuit trek takes you to the world on the other side of the Annapurna ranges. This rainshadow area is different from other parts of Nepal and so the trek is doable in May as well without having to fear of rainfalls.

May is the hottest months in Nepal with more stable weather conditions. So is the condition of the trekking trails of Annapurna Circuit in May.  You will feel the warm temperatures in the trekking trails during the daytime. But as the night approaches the region becomes chilling cold.

On average, the lower altitude regions of the Circuit has the temperatures of 20 degrees the daytime whereas the nighttime temperature drops to 5-degree Celsius or even less during the colder days.

May is the last month of Spring season in Nepal where you get to enjoy the unobstructed views of the mountains and the surrounding landscapes of Annapurna Circuit trails. The precipitation is low in this season that means you will get the sharpest views of the crisp blue skies and nature.

However, the trail is quite windy than other trekking trails of Nepal. So, you must go prepared with the windproof gears and walk cautiously to avoid accidents on the trails.

Why Annapurna Circuit Trekking in May?

Better Weather

The weather of Annapurna trail is quite good in the day while in nighttime you can feel cold weather but it is quite bearable. You will catch the crystal clear views of the surrounding area of Annapurna trail. With this advantage, you can feel more comfortable because you don't need to manage for rainy stuff or worry about the snow-covered trails. Also, the weather remains quite bearable during his time.

No Fear of Rain

The Annapurna Circuit trial lies in the rainshadow area of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs. So, May trekking in this region keeps you away from the leeches and the slippery trails on other trekking destinations. You can experience the dry weather and the pleasant temperatures.

For Splendid Landscape View

In this time of May, you can see a lot of amazing crystal clear view of mountains on the trail of Annapurna trekking route.  Annapurna Circuit trails are renowned for the beautiful amazing natural views of the green barley field, alpine trees, and great geographic scenario of natural view of Nepal.

And May season is a really good advantage for the visitors who are going to trek in that area. You get to experience and witness the different behaviors of the endangered bird species, animals and vegetation in the region.

For Better Hospitality as a Guest

There you can feel pleased to see the well-managed civilization of different cast and tribes of Nepal like Thakalis and Sherpas. During your trek to Annapurna Circuit in May, you will have an amazing time in the guest houses and at the homestays too. The chilling night and warm hospitality is the moment to cherish in this trek.

Difficulties you may feel during the Annapurna Circuit in May

  • In the nighttime, some people can feel much colder as the temperature may drop to zero degrees.
  • When you go up to the trail you can feel a little bit laborious walk because of the sun than other walks. During such lethargy, your trekking poles come handy.
  • Sometime Himalayan areas can be cloudy and as a result, you may be unable to view the natural views.
  • With this dry season, you can feel little thirstier so you have to manage more water to overcome that problem.
  • You can find the least number of hotels and lodges as you ascend higher so you need to adjust your preferences according to the place.
  • You will face some problems of mineral water and you may not find shops for water so you have to get some purification tablets to purify your water collected from the natural sources.
  • As for hotels, you won't find any star hotels so you have to compromise your personal luxuries like the desire to use the single bedroom and attached bathroom.

If you are planning to trek Annapurna Circuit Trek? Do not hesitate to contact us. We will help you to make your trip memorable.

Tips for Annapurna Circuit Trek in May

Trekking is fun as you get to explore the rustic world and spend time in solitude. But it brings few challenges or difficulties as well. To overcome the Annapurna Circuit trek difficulty, here are some tips for your better trekking in May

  • You can take some pre-trip training for better trekking experience which can make you a mature trekker.
  • You have to maintain your basic fitness level suitable for the trek and which prepares you to walk anywhere.
  • Prepare yourself for all weather conditions that may add trek difficulties like humid, windy, cold, rainy and warm weather etc.
  • If you do not come mentally prepared to fight the difficult condition that you may face in upcoming time then you will feel low and you may feel like quitting the journey. So, you should come prepared for the upcoming challenge.
  • You need to carry some essentials materials are like mobiles, camera, charger, power bank, some snickers chocolates, water, and sunscreen etc. that can make you easy in every condition.
  • You should keep the good quality sleeping bag, warm down jackets, medicines, head torch etc. that often come handy.
  • Sometimes some person can befall sick by high altitude. In that time you should not be weak rather feel strong drink enough water, take rest and proceed gradually.
  • Some reusable water bottle is really useful to trekker because everywhere you cannot get pure water, in that case, you have to take some purification tablets and with this tablets, you can use everywhere and you can feel safe everywhere.
  • You have to be with cash in the remote areas of Nepal as you cannot find any ATMs to withdraw cash.  So you have to take enough money you may need on the trail.
  • You should get waterproof trekking shoe and cotton shock to ease your walks on the snow and rock terrains.

Packing List for Annapurna Circuit Trek in May

When you start your trekking you have to review and check your material to be sure about the needy materials.  Before you pack for the May trek to Annapurna Circuit, you should consider the hot temperatures at the daytime and the chilling cold at the night. So, you must pack wisely for this trek. But remember, whatever you pack, pack wisely and pack lightly.

Packing for the trek is completely subjective, but there are a few things you must not miss out on the list. So, some of the general packing lists for the Annapurna Circuit Trek are as follows:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Light down jacket
  • Trekking trousers
  • Trekking t-shirts
  • Breathable underwears
  • Windcheater/ fleece jacket
  • Trekking shoes and shocks
  • Cap/ hat
  • Water bottle, water purification tablets
  • Emergency light
  • Trekking Poles
  • Goggles
  • First Aid kit
  • Mobiles
  • Map
  • A high SPF sunscreen
  • Lip Balm
  • Moisturiser
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Wet wipes

Final Say,

May is a suitable time to trek in Annapurna trekking region. It is the best way to explore the trans-Himalayan region of Nepal with a closed view of different cultural practices, natural scenario, beautiful landscape views.

In this time you can see and feel the stunning view of the natural landscape of the Annapurna region and the corresponding part of other areas. You will feel more comfortable temperature and warmer days with the joy of natural beauty of Mount Annapurna.

For the May trek to Annapurna Circuit, you need to collect more information and do some research about where you're going and where you are intending to stay during your trek. You have to review and gather more ideas about your destination.

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