annapurna circuit in june?
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Mar 19, 2012 12:43 PM Last Post By: rdccomments
Mar 17, 2012 3:00 PM
annapurna circuit in june?hi everyone,
i plan to do the annapurna circuit in june. it is the only time i could ever really do it. however, my concerns lie in the weather. i know this is either monsoon time, or the beginning of monsoon season. with that said, what should i expect? is there snow? rain? all of the above? will i even get a nice view of the mountains? or will the clouds obstruct them?
i plan to hire a guide to go with. and maybe one other person.
any advice you could provide would be greatly appreciated. please share your thoughts. is it foolish to even attempt the circuit in late may/early june?
Mar 18, 2012 12:17 AM
1Annapurna circuit trek you may able to do June July too, First few days you will suffer by rain but up to Pisang not much rain. Up to Pisang valley till Jomsom is rain shadow valley, you will see mountain view but don’t expect clear as like October November and March April,
Good idea to hire guide /or porter, it will make your trip more pleasant.
Thanks and wish you have great trip
Mar 18, 2012 12:54 AM
You are welcome to Nepal. There are few places where you can do trek even in monsoon period. Round annapurna is also one option for you. Up to Manang you will suffer from monsoon clouds but later on you will feel i choose best time for this trek. There are a lot of flowers are booming in this area. Greenery on the deserted land makes you happy. You can continue to Tilicho Lake one of the best time to visit there.
No more snow on the way then cross the Throng- La pass , you can do some extra side trips on the way to Jomsom then walk all the way to Tatopani . No need to worry about dust on the way to Tatopani but you need to wear rain proof jacket. It will be quiet and lovely time beyond the monsoon some days. still you can see the mountains views on these days.
Have a nice trek and have a good fun.
Mar 18, 2012 3:52 PM
3j6tran, if you can do your trek in late May and early June, it will be better than waiting until mid to late June. June is the beginning of the monsoon season so expect to get wet (with rain - low elevations & snow at higher ones). The mountains are likely to be obscured by clouds on most of your trek. However, if you are lucky, you will have some glimpses of them and maybe even a couple of glorious days, but just don't count on it. At Lower Pisang, take the upper trail to Upper Pisang, and spend the night in Ghyaru. Continue on to Ngawal before returning to the main trail. This area is certainly drier and you will be less likely to experience rain or snow, but the Annapurna's may still likely be clouded in. However, if there is visibility, you will have a spectacular view! You can have a great cultural experience on the Annapurna Circuit, so if you are into that, you can still experience the culture in the rain and clouds.
Mar 18, 2012 4:36 PM
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Mar 19, 2012 6:20 AM
Mar 19, 2012 12:43 PM
7Though I have not trekked in Nepal in June (as mentioned in my PM) I believe that quite a bit of the AC trek is in the rain shadow.
I trekked AC for a second time in April (2008), and was surprised how much warmer it was, especially at night, compared with when I did the same trek in Oct (2005). Even when I stayed at the high camp (before the Thorung La pass), it was not cold at night, and was generally very pleasant during the day even high up - June should be even better in that regard.
If you do AC, do try and visit Ghyaru above Pisang and Tilicho Tal lake - the views from both are stunning, and the lake is very close to the Annapurna "wall". A lot of guided groups don't go to either (thus missing out on perhaps the best 2 views on the AC trek), so if you engage a guide directly, you can set your own itinerary.
Reports on the effects of the road construction seem to be quite mixed - many still feel that AC is well worth doing.
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