Annapurna Circuit Trekking in October and November| Nature Explore Trek

August 4, 2020 By Admin

Annapurna circuit trekking in Sept- October, and November is autumn in Nepal and Annapurna region. Autumn season is very famous for trekking in Nepal for clear weather, less rain, sunshine day, clear mountain view, events of festival like Dashaen  Tihar, and Chhat many more..

Annapurna circuit trek is one of the most famous trekking routes among many trekking routes in Nepal. This is full of adventure and joy, excitement for the trekkers. Annapurna circuit trek route offers you a beautiful landscape, fertile paddy field, Hills, waterfall, snowy cape, and a magnificent Annapurna mountains view from a close distance including mixed ethnic groups culture, religions, and their daily basic lifestyle from the beginning of the trek to end of the trek.

This trek route is a beautiful massive mountain range, wide open, landscapes, several villages, and charming people. Annapurna Circuit Trek is the best place to take a nice photograph for trekkers.  This trek is a great chance to discover the fascinating culture, colorful and painted habitation, stumbling environments, glamorous peoples, and their basic lifestyle, including, walking through the magic mountain view of Nepal. another interesting part of this trek is crossing the world’s highest and longest pass Thorong – la (alt.5416m) and meeting the side of Annapurna mountains to Muktinath Temple where you can see 108 natural taps and Buddhist monasteries, prayer flags, and Dhaulagiri mountains(Alt.8167m) ranges which are bordering with upper mustang valley.

Annapurna circuit trekking  in September, October, and November is the best idea to make a plan for all adventure lovers and trekkers from around the globe, because of the sky will be very clear and crystal so you can see a very clear mountains view, no rain, most of them it will be the sunshine days, reliable temperature, stimulating environments, and September, October, and November is the events of festival in Nepal made your trip more fun and excitements, and unforgettable experience of  Annapurna circuit trek for your lifetime.

Annapurna circuit trek route is becoming a shorter route nowadays because the car rode reaches close to the mountain. Generally, this route took three weeks before for complete whole trek, but nowadays you can finish the same trip in two weeks, begging part of the trek and finishing point of the trek there is car rode where you can take jeep, car, and airplane from Jomsom to Pokhara for hiding driving rode.

A new, and our suggested itinerary of Annapurna circuit trek begins after a long drive from Kathmandu to Bagarchhap (alt 2030m) full day drive 10/11 hours) via Beshishar- Bulbule- Jagat- Darapani, The car rode is gone more further then our suggesting itinerary here, but we don’t suggest you go directly high altitude from low altitude, because it’s dangerous from high altitude sickness,  if you go by drive a long way up directly.  So we highly suggest you please start your trek around 2000m and continue your trek further slowly day by day. After Pisang villages (alt 3140m)  you will see several mountains view of  Annapurna range between  8000m and 7000m including hundreds of above 6000m higher mountains peaks, such as Annapurna  I  II, III, IV and continually   Gangapurna, Tlicho peak, Pisang peak, Thorong- la peak, Chulu east and west peak from a close distance, you shall be an encounter with the six to seven hundred years of old Tibetan habitation, culture and religions, monastery – museum Chorten and beautiful landscapes.

Another highlight of Annapurna circuit trek is cross the longest and highest pass call Thorong- la alt. 5416m. And get another side of Annapurna Mountains to   Muktinath temple and mount Dhaulagiri ranges, after visit Muktinath temple and enjoy watching the 7th world highest mountain mt. Dhaulagiri ranges (alt.8167m) you will trek continue to Jomsom- Marpha and then you can take a jeep drive back to Pokhara. Or you can fly back to Pokhara from Jomsom.

Annapurna circuit trek highlights:

  1. The perfect season and weather.
  2. Encounter with mixed culture and religions, meet fascinating people, and their daily lifestyle.
  3. Amazing view of the whole Annapurna mountains ranges from a close distance like Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Gangapurna, Tilicho peak, Pisang peak, Chulu east, Chulu west Thorong peak many more.
  4. Cross famous pass of Annapurna region Thorong- la (alt. 5416m,) and this is the best viewpoint o watch the whole Annapurna mountains view.
  5. The Tilicho lake is the highest lake in the world
  6. Visit popular Muktinath temple and monastery in the Muktinath area.
  7. You can see on this trek three above 8000m higher mountains like Annapurna I alt 8091m. Mt. Dhaulagiri alt 8167m. and Mt. Manasalu alt. 8186m)
  8. Natural hot spring bath in Tatopani after a long walk during the trek
  9. A magnificent Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain view from Poonhill viewpoint
  10. Celebrate many festivals like Dashaen, Tihar, many more
  11. Visit world-famous world heritage site like the city of lake Pokhara, pristine old history Kathmandu, Chitwan national park many more …


Tal villages in manag district
One the way to Annapurna circuit trek Marsyangdi river.

 September, October, and November Annapurna circuit trek Itinerary:

Outline itinerary

  1. Drive from Kathmandu to Bagarchhap via Beshishar 2000m), 10 to 11 hours
  2. Trek to Chame (4 to 5 hours), alt. 2600m.
  3. Trek to Pisang (5 hours), alt.3300m.
  4. Trek to Manag via Upper trail (7 to 8 hours), alt. 3500m.
  5. Rest day (hike to Gangapurna glacier viewpoint )
  6. Trek to Yak Kharka (4 to 5 hours) alt 4050m.
  7. Trek to Thorong Phedi or High camp ( 3, 4 hours), alt 4500m Phedi, and 4800m high camp.
  8. Trek to Muktinath via Thorong La pass (alt 5416m) 9 to 10 hours, (alt. 3800m)
  9. Trek to Jomsom – Marpha ( 6 to 7 hours) alt 2700m
  10. Drive to Tatopani, 5 hours, (alt 1190m.)  (if you want to hide a long drive then you can take an airplane from Jomsom to Pokhara.)
  11. Drive to Pokhara (5 hours) alt 740m. Or you can extend your itinerary to Ghorepani Poonhill trek fewer more days.

Your trek is end here if you want to stay more in Nepal and explore a beautiful side of Nepal like Chitwan national park, Lumbini birthplace, Bardia national park, motorbike tour, cycling, rafting any activities we can help you for easy arranging.

Pack list for Annapurna circuit trek in October, November.

  1. 1 hiking boots
  2. 1 Medium size backpack ( for your most of the stuff carry like main luggage )
  3. 1 Day pack ( for important personal carry, like camera, documents, etc..)
  4. 1 Sleeping bag (- 20C)
  5. 1 Down Jacket/Gore tax Jacket
  6. 1 Light wind & waterproof jacket
  7. 1 Inner sleeping sheet
  8. 2 Long-sleeve T-shirts
  9. 1 Water bottle
  10. 1 Pair gaiters/over trousers
  11. 1 Pair sports shoes or sandal
  12. 2 Pairs of lightweight trousers
  13. 1 Pair shorts
  14. 1 Fleece / warm sweater
  15. 2 T-shirts
  16. 2 Pair’ light socks
  17. 3 Pairs of heavy wool socks
  18. 1 Sweatshirts/light sweater
  19. 1 Torch & spear batteries
  20. 1 Swimming costume/bathing suits (not for Everest region)
  21. 1 Medium size towel
  22. 1 Washing kit including washing powder, small clothes, and pegs, insect repellents, etc. & personal toiletries
  23. Moleskin for blister
  24. Toilet paper, biodegradable soap/shampoo(toilet paper you can buy every place in Nepal)
  25. Personal medication. (if you are taking rebury otherwise for high altitude we provide)
  26. Underwear (including thermals)
  27. Warm hat/ gloves
  28. Sunglasses, sun hat, and sun cream
  29. Spear plastic bags for wrapping clothes

Note: even high altitude medication you can bring in your favor like Diamox otherwise Nepalese taste we do have always (but we treat naturally all the time go slowly and drink lots of water)

Climate, and Temperature of Annapurna circuit trekking  in September /October / November:

Manag - Ghunsag
Between Manag and Yak Kharkha.

Climate :

The climate in September, October, and November are best, it’s autumn during this month in Nepal and Annapurna region, we have hundreds of years of experience about good weather in October and November every year. Still, the cold wind will be stay above 5500m above, not properly descending to the hillside from High Mountain, most of the day it will be sunshine days, and almost no rain in any region of Nepal, very few chances to have clouds in mountains, bright, blue and clear crispy mountains view in this fall, in the beautiful days of this season fascinating Nepali people celebrate major Nepali festival like Dhasaen, Tihar, and Chhat many more, you would have a great chance to involve in Nepali festival, here people are very charming and happy to welcome you as their special guest with warm hospitality. So in this season definitely you will have a great memory of trekking an Annapurna region or any trekking route of Nepal.


September: Trekking an Annapurna circuit in September is a good choice, and about the temperature it depends where you are,  if you are in mountain area then it will be bit chill in morning and evening but if you are in the lower part of Nepal then September is in  Nepal just cross the monsoon and starting autumn and we can fell still a bit of monsoon temperature so in September, an Annapurna circuit trek will be 23 to 25 degree during the day and at night 17 to 20 in the begging of the trek and when you reach near Annapurna Mountains then it will be 15 to 17 during the day and at night 12 to 13 Celsius in September.

October:  Trekking an Annapurna circuit in October the temperature is always as good. So in October, the temperature will be bit decries then in September, because the winter is coming after autumn here, begging of the trek during the day it will be 18 to 20 degrees and at night 13 to 15. But when you go higher near the mountain then it will be fell in 12 to 13 during the day and at night 8 to 10 degrees.

November: Trekking to Annapurna circuit in November is the best time of the year, the temperature will colder then October in Nov during the day it will be  12 to 13 in begging of the trek and when you go mountainside it will be 8 to 10 and at night 5 -7 Celsius till the mid-Nov, but if you are still going in let Nov then temperature could be fell more like 3 to 4 during the day and – 2 to 5 during the night above 3500m an Annapurna Circuit trek.

Annapurna circuit trek food and Accommodations in September/October/ November:


Thangshep -Manag
In thangshep villages Manag (alt 2500m)


An Annapurna circuit trek you can get verities of food and drinks, in every tea house and homestay you can choose food from the menu card, they gave fixed food and drinks menu, with fix price,  they can cook all types of food like Nepali, chemises, Indian, American continental, but we suggest you please ask them to cook organic Nepali food, like bread items, vegetable, rice, Champa porridge, fruits which they grew up in their won investments in the garden and your money will go directly to them and it will be a big support to them. we shall also say, in the beginning, part of the trek you can get a fresh vegetable and more fresh food, and when you go in mountain then you can’t get as much like before, because of they can’t grow the fresh vegetable every time in mountain due to the climate and temperature change, and they have to store then food and vegetable for pick season.

 Accommodation: an Annapurna circuit trek you can stay at the local tea house in twine sharing beds in the room most of the nights, someplace you can also get an attached room with toilet and hot shower in the begging of the trek, but less chance in the mountain area, if you book your trip an advance then we can book you good rooms an advance. Generally, you have to book an advance most of the places, especially in high pick season. Otherwise in high big season sometime you can’t get a room in a nice place. Basically you have to eat in the same tea house restaurant in the mountain, there is no choice to go out for special dinner or drinks accept very few places during the Annapurna circuit trek.

Annapurna circuit trek with a guide or without a guide in September, October, and November:

one the way to Thorong la pass
In between Yak Kharka and Thorong Phedi, in showing time.

With Guide: Annapurna circuit trek with a guide is much better and comfortable for you, and if you are looking for your safety and security into the mountains anytime guide will help you anytime. The guide can explain culture, nature, and religions of the region, he can also book your food and accommodation an advance every places before you reach in tea house or lodges. Take a professional guide who can explain all about the region and if encase avalanches or landslides happen they can rescue you anytime, especially when snowing and cover the trail, then the guide can find the trail where to go and how to get another place, No buddy knows about mountain weather and conditions, it can be a change anytime. Also, hire a guide means you are giving a job for Nepali and make him busy that is your great support for the nation. So we strongly suggest you take a guide and make your trip lifetime memorable without any problems in the mountains.

Without guide:  yes we have seen many individual trekkers go an Annapurna circuit trek without a guide, and during the trek, they have a big problem for arranging accommodation, food, and difficulty in finding the trail where and how to get the next destination, and other big problem for individual trekkers when heavy snowing, landslides, the rock fell from mountains makes them difficult, not safety and security well, and we have many examples many people lost the trail and got an injury and, missing for whole life an Annapurna circuit trek, and latest in 2014 October in throng la pass-heavy snow and winds kill hundreds of without guide trekkers, those who have a guide they are safe, because of the guide make a good decision and make a plan every day. Guide cam make the trail and walk ahead if snowing and block the route, so without a guide is very difficult to complete the Annapurna circuit trek

 Important Tips for Annapurna Circuit Trek:

Kangbeni - Mustang Nepal
In between Muktinath temple and Jomsom an Annapurna region

  1. Carry – 10 to 15-degree warm slapping bag.
  2. Pack your bag with warm enough clothes and water and windproof trekking boots.
  3. Ask extra blankets at the tea house, which you can use on top of your sleeping bag.
  4. Take wind and waterproof jackets, trousers, and gloves.
  5. Wear the right cloth
  6. Drinks more hot water and hot tea (minimum 3 letters per day)
  7. Pack some dry snacks and energy bars. You can eat them anytime when you feel hungry.
  8. Pack your bag Light as much as you can. (only necessary clothes, rest you can store them in Kathmandu or Pokhara)
  9. Do not walk fast in the high place, go slowly as you can, do not push your self
  10. Eat hygienic food and drinks and stay in a nice tea house.
  11. Don’t be excited; go to the same level of walk always.
  12. Respect for local and be friendly with them.
  13. If you want to make a photograph of local people then first ask them.
  14. Support locals with eating organic food and drinks, your money will go directly to them.
  15. Do not use plastic bags, or mineral water bottle, buy treated water from the community
  16. Safe nature we want to keep this nature for our next generation.

Altitude sickness in Annapurna circuit trek:

One the way back to Muktinath from Thoronga la pass
(Descending from throng la top alt. 5416m. to Muktinath temple alt 3800m)

Altitude sickness is very dangerous in mountains, generally, altitude sickens is start after 2500m above, when we left behind forest level. Altitude sickness can get any types of people, no matter you have been before higher than Annapurna circuit trek, normally altitude sickens start after lack of oxygen in your buddy in higher elevation.

High altitude Symptoms:

Vomiting, Headache, Tiredness, Difficult sleeping, Dizziness, Shortness of breath, loss of appetite.

High altitude privation:

  • As much as fast go lower elevation at list 4 to 500m.
  • Take a Diamox, 250 gm every 6 hours.
  • Drink plenty of water
  • When you feel symptoms then Tell your friends or guide who are with you.
  • Do not stay alone when you start altitude sick, stay with a friend, and be communicating.
  • Do not sleep in the day time, because you can’t sleep at night.
  • If it’s going worse then evacuate quickly to a big hospital.

At what height people get altitude sickness?

Generally, people feel altitude sickness after 2500m high, and when oxygen is a lack in your buddy then you will feel more, and get headache, vomiting, dizziness, tiredness, shortness of breath are then symptoms of altitude, this mountains sickness can get any types of people,  even if you are reached before higher then you are now. So we always have to stay careful and walk slowly in the mountain, not push yourself, drink more water, stay warm with cold temperature, always flow your friends or guide who are with you. If you get an altitude sickness then do not go more higher-stop there or acclimatize low altitude with guide or friends,  take high altitude medicine(Diamox), if you feel worse then call the rescue and go to the hospital.

 Trip Conclusion

If you are planning to Annapurna circuit trek in autumn season this is a perfect idea and good decision for all trekkers from around the globe. In October and November trekking in Nepal, you shall feel much better and great experience than another season in Nepal.  With perfect weather, and reliable climate of this season you will have a lot of chances to see many good things about Nepal, Nature, culture, and religions. October and November is a great opportunity for the good photographer with clear, crispy with a magic mountain’s view and several festival events.

So if you want to visit Nepal and plan for trekking and Climbing in Nepal an Annapurna, Everest region, Langtang region, Manaslu region, Kanchenjunga region and many more then contact us anytime we are happy to be your help anytime.