Annapurna Circuit Trek in September

10 Apr, 2019   |   posted by Ishwar

Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the diverse trekking destinations in Nepal which is very popular among tourists who are adventurous and loves to take new challenges. This trek will take you to the world’s deepest gorge, Kali Gandaki River Gorge. Opened in 1977 AD, the trek is one of the most challenging treks in Nepal whose highest point is at Thorung La Pass which sits at an altitude of 5416 meters.

The trek starts from less than 1000 meters taking you to the fine villages of the Annapurna region such as Chame, Pisang, Manang, Marpha, Ghore Pani, Ghandhruk and many more. Annapurna Circuit trek will give you a chance to explore the Himalayan ranges from bottom to top through various angles and perspectives. Peaks such as Mount Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Machhapuchre look magnificent that will take your breath away.

Annapurna Circuit Trek in September is one of the best time of the year for enthusiastic trekkers like you. Trekking to the Circuit in September will give you a wonderful experience as the September has very favorable weather and climatic condition. High Camp Adventures can provide you with a suitable Annapurna Circuit Trek in September packages which can be customizable according to your choice.

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Annapurna Circuit Trek in September

Trip Highlights of the Annapurna Circuit Trek in September

  • Magnificent views of the different Himalayan ranges which are above the height of 8000 meters such as Annapurna, Manaslu, and Dhaulagiri range.
  • Walking along the Marshyangdi river and Kali Gandaki River, which is the deepest river gorge in the world.
  • Exploring the local villages of the Annapurna region such as Chame, Pisang, Manang, and Mustang.
  • Soothing your tired muscles in the natural hot spring at Tato Pani.
  • Crossing the adventurous Thorung La Pass.

If you are planning Annapurna Circuit Trek in September, do contact us. We will make your trip memorable. 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Chamje (1430 m) Driving 8-9 hours. Overnight at guest house.

Day 03: Chamje to Dharapani (1860 m) Walking 5-6 hours. Overnight at guest house.

Day 04: Dharapani to Chame (2670 m) Walking for 4 hours. Overnight at guest house.

Day 05: Chame to Pisang (3300 m) Walking for 5 ½ hours. Overnight at guest house.

Day 06: Pisang to Manang (3540 m) Walking for 5 hours. Overnight at guest house.

Day 07: Rest day in Manang for acclimatization & exploration. Overnight at guest house.

Day 08: Manang to Yak Kharka (4050 m) Walking for 5 hours. Overnight at guest house.

Day 09: Yak kharka to Throng Phedi (4450 m) Walking for 4 hours. Overnight at guest house.

Day 10: Thorang Phedi to Muktinath (3800 m) via Thorang-La pass (5416 m) Walking 7-8 hours. Overnight at guest house.

Day 11: Muktinath to Marpha (2670 m) Walking for 6 hours. Overnight at guest house.

Day 12: Marpha to Tatopani /Hotspring, (1189 m) Driving 4-5 hours. Overnight at guest house.

Day 13: Tatopani to Sikha (1935mt). Walking for 5 hours. Overnight at guest house.

Day 14: Sikha to Ghorepani (2835 m) Walking 4½ hours. Overnight at guest house.

Day 15: Early morning hike to Poon Hill (3210 m) trek to Tadapani (2520 m) Walking for 5 ½ hours. Overnight at guest house.

Day 16: Tadapani to Syane via Ghandruk (1920m) Walking for 5 ½ hours. Drive to Pokhara. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 17: Drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara. Driving 6 hours by tourist bus. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 18: Transfer to airport for your final departure from Nepal.

Weather and Temperature of Annapurna Circuit in September

September falls in the Autumn season in Nepal which is one of the peak seasons for trekking to the Annapurna Circuit. During September, the weather and temperature of the Annapurna region are quite favorable for trekking to the Annapurna Circuit. The average daytime temperature of the Annapurna region below 2500 meters during September may range from 15- 23 degrees while the night temperature may fall to 10 degree Celsius or even lower.

As you climb up to a higher altitude, the temperature gets colder. The temperature of Annapurna Circuit, especially at Thorung La Pass which is the highest point of this trek, may range between -4 to 5 degrees in September. The temperature may not be chilly in other parts of the region such as the Temperature of Mustang in September maybe 8-11 degrees. The temperature may be higher in a lower altitude of the Annapurna region.

September marks the end of monsoon season in Nepal. So you can expect some light rainfall during early to mid-September. The paths may also get muddy and slippery because of the rain. So it would be better to carry some rain gears with you when trekking in the month of September. As September is one of the most popular seasons for Annapurna Circuit trek, you may find many people along the same route.

Difficulties of Trekking to the Annapurna Circuit in September

Annapurna Circuit trek is quite a challenging trek but it also depends upon the type of trekker. If you are someone who is used to trekking to a high altitude, this trek may not be too difficult for you. But, if you are a beginner in trekking, you may have to face some challenges.

The weather and temperature of the Annapurna region during September are quite unpredictable these days. During early September, light rainfall may shower in the Annapurna region which will make your trekking trails wet and slippery. Especially for beginners, walking in a slippery trail may be very difficult.

One of the most difficult parts of Annapurna Circuit trek is crossing the Thorung La Pass. Many trekkers find crossing this pass very challenging. It takes a lot of courage and physical strength too. While trekking up to the height of 5416 meters, you may have to face the Altitude Sickness as well. Altitude Sickness is very common when trekking above the height of 4000 meters. The amount of oxygen present in the air becomes thinner as you trek to a higher altitude due to which you may have difficulty in breathing.

Annapurna Circuit Trek in September difficulty

Food and Accommodation during Annapurna Circuit trek in September

During September, you can find many trekkers trekking to the Annapurna Circuit. So, most of the teahouses and restaurants are opened along the Annapurna Circuit. But, these teahouses might get crowded as September is one of the peak times for trekking. You may also have to share your rooms.

Since the teahouses and lodges might get full, it is better to book for your teahouse and accommodation facilities earlier to avoid some possible problems. The restaurants will provide you with variety of food items from local food such as Dal, Bhat, and Tarkari to international food items such as pizza, burgers, sandwiches, pasta and many more. The accommodation facilities are quite proper.but, as you trek to a higher altitude, the food and accommodation might get costlier.

Tips for Annapurna Circuit Trek in September

  • While trekking to the Annapurna Circuit in September, especially in the early September, the weather condition of the region might be cloudy. Therefore, it would be best to carry appropriate rain gears with you.
  • Altitude is very common when trekking to the Annapurna Circuit. So, carry some Diamox tablets with you. Look out for the symptoms of altitude sickness such as headache, dizziness, nausea, and vomiting. Descend to a lower height if you face any of these symptoms.
  • Some basic training such as walking, swimming, cycling, and some physical exercises will be very helpful before trekking to the Annapurna Circuit.
  • The temperature of the Annapurna region during September is quite warm so you do not have to carry too heavy clothing items with you.
  • You can always hire a guide and a porter for an easy and comfortable Annapurna Circuit trek.
  • When trekking in early September, check the weather forecast before you start your trekking journey.
  • For a best Annapurna Circuit Trekking experience, go for mid to late September.

If you are planning Annapurna Circuit Trek in September, do contact us. We will make your trip memorable. 

Packing List for Annapurna Circuit Trek in September

When talking about trekking, packing your items are one of the necessary things to do and one of the most frustrating tasks at times as well. Carrying an appropriate amount of trekking items is significant in making your trekking experience wonderful. Here are some of the items listed that you need to pack for your Annapurna Circuit trek in September.

Clothing

During September, the weather of the Annapurna region may not be too hot nor too cold. So, you may not have to carry very heavy clothes with you. But, since you may have to face rainfall during September, carrying waterproof clothing items and rain gears would be appropriate. Some of the things you need to carry are as follows:

  • Waterproof Hiking shoes
  • Trekking socks
  • Trekking trousers
  • waterproof/ windproof jackets
  • Fleece jackets
  • Some cotton t-shirts
  • caps/ hats

Toiletries

Most of the teahouses in the Annapurna region may not provide you with proper toilet facilities. Therefore, it is better to carry your own items that you need.

  • Toilet papers
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Shampoo
  • Soaps
  • Moisturizers
  • Sanitary pads/ tampons
  • Cotton towels

First Aid Kit

While trekking to the Annapurna Circuit, you may face some minor accidents. So, carrying a first aid kit is very important while will help you to cure such minor problems. First aid box should contain the following items.

  • Diamox tablets
  • Antiseptic creams
  • Antibiotic creams
  • Bandages
  • Scissors
  • Hand sanitizers
  • Tweezers

Other extras

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Batteries
  • Chargers
  • Waterbottles
  • Rain gears

Conclusion

If you are thinking of trekking to the Annapurna Circuit in September, you have made the right choice. The atmosphere of the Annapurna region in September will be clear except for some early days in September. The scenic beauty of the Annapurna region during September looks beautiful and eye-catching. If you are someone who loves peace and solitude, trekking to the Annapurna Circuit in the early September may be the right choice for you. You may find fewer trekkers trekking to the Annapurna Circuit during September than in October and November.

High Camp Adventures is a travel company who has been serving its customers for many years. We have very good representatives to help you along your trip to the Annapurna Circuit. Feel free to contact us if you have any confusions regarding your trip.

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