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Annapurna Circuit Trek in July & August

Annapurna Circuit Trek in July and August is possible even the weather in Nepal is monsoon season. The lower part of the trekking route might be affected by heavy rain but the upper part from Manang valley is less raining and lies in the rain shadow area.

The Annapurna Circuit Trek or Around the Annapurna Trek is one of the most popular treks in the world, which comprises the entire Annapurna massif reaching the summit at Thorang La Pass. On this route, the decor and culture vividly change from subtropical forests, terraced farmlands, world’s deepest river george to ice flows, mountain pass , cliffs, and mountains views.

With the varied landscapes, villages, interesting people the majestic mountains; Annapurna Circuit Trek is a photographer’s paradise. It is another way to discover the different aspects, cultures, traditions, and landscapes of the country in one trip. Exploring through the beautiful village, there are many interesting culture history of Nepal. The temple with 108 water taps at Muktinath, villages of Jharkot and Kagbeli plunge the visitor back into a complete Buddhist culture of monasteries and prayer flag.

July and August is a monsoon season at Nepal and in Annapurna region. It is an offseason trekking month. The month of July in day is relatively warm and sunny while evenings experience rain showers. The temperature falls down due to rain. The temperature of July and August is a little humid and mild. These months see very little number of visitors and trekkers, so you can enjoy all the highlights of this trek on your own company.

Thus it is a monsoon season, and there is a huge chance of lightening, thundering and even landslides in the way during trekking. So, very few number of trekkers prefer to trek in this season. But if you are fully determined about trekking then you should have to be fully prepared to face the obstacles that you may face your way.

Highlights of Annapurna Circuit trek during July and August

The Annapurna circuit trek has the following highlights:

  • The awesome views of a series of mountain ranging from 6000m to 8000m like Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Gangapurna, Tukuche, Nilgiri, Tilicho, Manaslu, and other peaks of this region.
  • The highest point of Annapurna Circuit, Thorong La Pass is one of the famous view point in the Annapurna region.
  • The Tilicho lake a the highest altitude of 4919m in the world.
  • Kali Gandagi Gorge, the deepest canyon in the world.
  • Muktinath temple with 108 water-taps is a famous Hindus and Buddhists temple.
  • Natural Hot Spring at tatopani to relax.
  • Poon Hill is another view point after Kala Patthar in Nepal.
  • Sunset and sunrise view from Poon hill and Thorang la pass.
  • Pokhara, the city of lake.
  • Beautiful village ethnic groups of Gurung and magars.

Annapurna Circuit Trek Weather and Temperature in July and August

July and August is monsoon months in Nepal. However the beginning of June and end of August do not get much rain. You can experience rainfalls during July. You can expect leeches, mosquitoes and other insects in the lower regions. The rainfall occurs landslides, flight cancellation and delay on the trails. Thus this months are least favorable to trek. The southern part of the Annapurna region receives an average of 600-800mm of rain per month during this season. However the areas like Jomsom, Upper Mustang get 50mm. The temperature is 25℃ in daytime while temperatures at night are around 16℃.

Conclusion

July and August is one of the best times to trek to Annapurna Circuit Trek, if you want to experience more adventure. Most of the travelers avoid trekking in this season due to leeches, landslides, rainfall and slippery routes. You may experience rainfall almost every day in the month and the mountains will be hidden behind the clouds during daytime.

Trekking trails may be much muddy which is affected by monsoon, but you should always prepare yourself accordingly. It is considered as one of the best time to trek as you can easily find accommodation, and you can enjoy the highlights of this area in your own company.

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