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Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek is among the most sought-after trek in Annapurna region of Nepal. The diverse flora and fauna along with the permanent shelter of giant snow-covered peaks make this trek popular. And, November is the perfect time to trek Annapurna Base Camp to witness this lively natural beauty.

Autumn and Spring marks the peak season for trekking in this region. And, on your November trekking, you will encounter the end month of peak season in Annapurna region.

Here, you will have the merits of clear blue skies, unobstructed mountain views, and the lush forests. Plus, the end of November will show you the traces of snow in the higher altitudes and in base camps ie ABC and MBC.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Novemer

November is among the best month to trek to ABC where you get to walk under the clearer sky on the drier paths. And, enjoy the most lively views of the surrounding landscapes and the mountains.

The moderate temperature makes your trek simply amazing. While during the late November you will experience the traces of winter as you start gaining the altitude. But with your warm clothing and proper preparations, this is not a problem at all.

All you do in November trekking to the ABC is enjoy the trek to its best.

Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek in November

  • You get heavenly chance to walk to the base of one of the highest peak- Annapurna and Machhapuchhre
  • You will a chance to witness the magical sunrise views from the base camps
  • The base camps blanketed in snow makes the place a winter wonderland
  • You get to catch the most mesmerizing sunrise and sunset views from the Poon hill
  • You will have a hospitable encounter with the locals: Gurungs, Magars, Ghales, and other ethnicities en route
  • You get a sharp glimpse of the mountain peaks including Annapurna ranges. Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, Hiunchuli, Nilgiri, and many others.
  • You will enjoy the sightseeing tour in the Pokhara valley- the starting point of the trip
  • You walk past the typical villages. Ghorepani, Ulleri, Chhomrong, Deurali, and the like
  • You get to enjoy the lush vegetation and the warm surrounding

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek in November

Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek Weather and Temperature during November

Annapurna Base Camp trek is among the most preferred and favorable trekking routes in Nepal. And, November is the best month for this venture.

Unlike, the Everest Base Camp trek, you do not have to fear much of altitudes and extreme weather conditions.

And, in November trek you do not have to worry at all. This is the driest time with less humidity and the moderate temperature. The days are generally hotter than the nights and mornings.

In an average, the temperature at the Annapurna Base Camp remains around -5 degree Celsius while it is even hotter in the lower altitudes.

The average temperature of the trip-head Pokhara is around 18 degree Celsius. Whereas the temperature in Chhomrong village is around 4 degree Celsius during November.

The nights and mornings are quite chilling with soft breezes but with warm thermals and base layers along with down jackets, this is not a problem.

This is among the most stable months so you do not have to fear much of the rain and wind.

Note: The weather conditions in the mountains and in high altitudes are usually unpredictable. So, you must prepare yourself to encounter any unexpected situation like rains and winds in the trail.

Why Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek trek in November?

Low humidity

During this time of the year, you will experience low humidity in the surrounding. It means you will have the most amazing views of the snow-covered peaks and the stunning landscapes.

The sharp vision offers the most pleasurable relief after your week’s longer treks to the Base Camp.

Less cloud cover

This is the time of the year when the temperature usually remains stable with the deep blue skies and the cloudless surroundings.

This time benefits you with the most stunning and crisp views of the mountains unblocked by the clouds and fogs.

Dry season

It is among the dry season of the year with least chances of rainfall. So, you do not have to fear of getting wet or slipping off the trail during this time.

You can do the day trekking in light shorts or cotton clothes without taking the burden of warmer jackets or raincoats.

Moderate temperature

During this time of the year, the temperature remains at its best. It is neither much hot nor too cold. Days are quite warmer than the nights but not unbearable.

While nights and morning are quite chilly but with warm fleece and down jackets you can combat the chilly cold.

Accommodations and food for Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek in November

There are quite a lot of tea houses in the trails of Annapurna Base Camp trek. But, since November is the peak season you may find them pack. And may have to adjust with the fellow trekkers for the room.

Yet, the trail is much advanced where you will get most of the desired facilities like attached bath, hot water, wifi services, and many choices on food. However, as you ascend further towards the base camp the choice may get limited.

Most of the tea houses serve different Nepali, Indian, Chinese and continental dishes. You will have multiple choices for food.

Also, the Nepalese staple food: Dal Bhat with seasonal vegetables is very common in all tea houses en route. On your demand, they also serve you tea, coffee, and soups to warm your body.

While the rooms normally have twin beds where you usually have to share the room with fellow trekker since it is a peak season and there will be many trekkers.

Also, since there will be many trekkers you may not get rooms if you forget to pre-book. So, always carry a lightweight sleeping bag so that you can adjust in the dining in case you do not get a room.

Almost every tea houses have western toilets with hot water every time. So, you do not have to bother much for the showers as well.

 Annapurna Base Camp Trek in November

Difficulties during Annapurna Base Camp Trek in November

Crowded routes

Since it is a peak time for ABC trek, you may find hundreds of fellow trekkers walking with you. This may result in crowds on the trek route.

Sometimes, you may not get to click the best pictures in special places because of the heavy traffics. So, it is better to look for alternate ways if you want to enjoy the crowd-free trek.

Or, you can start your trek early in the morning before others usually set-off for the trek.

Fewer choices for food and accommodation

With the increasing number of trekkers, the teahouses en route remain packed every day. So, once you are in the trail you have very limited choices for food and accommodations.

Instead of bargaining, you may have to adjust with what they have to offer. So, we recommend you not to forget to pre-book for the food and accommodation.

Snowy trails

In the first two weeks of November, you will enjoy the hotter days with chilly nights and mornings on the trek route. But towards the end of the month, you will start to witness the arrival of winter.

The base camps and the trails in higher altitudes start to get covered in snow. You may have to put on extra warm layers long with the crampons in your shoes.

So, you must be very careful not to slip off in the snow.

Altitude sickness

Altitude sickness is quite a common problem everyone experiences as s/he starts ascending the heights above 3000 meters. In this trek, you will be gaining the maximum height of 4100 meters at the Base Camp.

Plus, the cold may affect your respiration in the higher altitudes. So, you have chances of getting altitude sickness.

If you notice symptoms like nausea, headache, shortness of breath, sleeplessness, and lethargy immediately inform your guide. And opt for the appropriate preventive measures.

You do not want to risk your life in the mountains, away from home. Do you?

Tips for Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek in November

  • Since it is the peak season of trekking in the region, do not forget to pre-book for the food and accommodation
  • Drink enough water as you may feel lethargic due to the sun. Also, hydration is a must to prevent altitude sickness
  • Dress in layers so that you can take off or put on as the temperature in the trail changes
  • Pack wisely, pack lightly
  • Buy the super comfortable pair of trekking shoes and trekking bag
  • Start early so that you will reach the final destination of the day before it turns dark and the temperature starts falling down
  • In high altitudes, you may encounter snow so be careful as you walk further. Or, you may slip off the cliff
  • Always stand on the hillside as you see the mule caravans otherwise they may kick you off the trail
  • To prevent slipping off in the snow you can use crampons in your shoes and proceed carefully

Packing list for Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek in November

When it comes to packing for your trek, you must be very careful. And you must be very choosy on what to pack. And, packing is completely subjective. But there are a few things you must not forget to carry on your trek.

Here’s a general list you must not forget to pack before you set off for this trek

  • Beanie or head scarf
  • Thermals
  • Fleece jacket(waterproof)
  • Trekking t-shirt
  • Trekking trousers
  • Down Jacket
  • Breathable underwear
  • Gloves
  • Trekking socks
  • Gaiters
  • Sleeping bags
  • Sunhat
  • UV glasses
  • Sturdy trekking boots
  • Camp shoes
  • Rucksack bag with waterproof shell
  • First aid kit
  • Water bottles
  • Sunscreen creams and moisturizers
  • Personal hygiene kits

Documents and other necessaries:

  • Passport, passport size photographs, and your ticket for permits
  • Copy of your Visa, passport, and travel insurance
  • Enough Nepali cash for your complete stay
  • Credit cards to withdraw cash

Are you planning your Annapurna Base Camp Trek? Don't hesitate to contact us. Tell us your requirements, we can help you to make your trip memorable. 

Are Annapurna trekking permits available in November?

Trekking permits are the most for trekking in any parts of Nepal. For Annapurna Base Camp Trek in November, you must attain the necessary permits.

And, they are available any time of the year in Nepal Tourism Board Office in Kathmandu and Pokhara. You do not have to worry about its availability.

By submitting your copy of passport, and two passport size photo you can easily obtain the permits.

For Annapurna Base Camp trek in November you need the following permits:

TIMS card: NPR 1,000

ACAP entry permit: NPR 3,000 

And, do keep your permits handy. There are various checkpoints on the trails where you have to show and verify your trekking permits.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek in November

Final Say about Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek in November,

November is the best time for trekking in the rugged terrains of the Annapurna Base Camp. You will enjoy the moderate and stable temperature plus the best landscape views during this time of the year.

All you have to do is pack your bags wisely and set off for this trek. This is the most ideal time for this trek.

For further inquiry on this trek or any other treks in Nepal, contact us.