Are you looking to trek the magical landscapes of the Annapurna region in June? Read on to know more about Annapurna Base Camp Trek in June and other information in detail.
Annapurna region is one of the most sought after trekking destinations in the world. Hundreds of trekkers take this incredible high altitude trek every year in the Annapurna region. This incredible trek is ideal during the months of Spring and Autumn. The month of June lies in the offseason and is less popular for trekking.
However, trekking the Annapurna Base Camp in June is possible with proper packing. June is the beginning of the wet monsoon season in the region. If you are a botany enthusiast or love the rain, you will love this trek. Trails of this exciting trek pass through the Annapurna Conservation Area.
Standing tall at an altitude of 8091 m, Mt. Annapurna is the tenth highest mountain in the world. The wild and diverse flora and fauna of the region is another beautiful aspect of this trek. Trekkers will also pass through village settlements of the Gurung, Tamang, and Magar community. You can observe the rural lifestyle and agriculture activities of villagers.
We are offering this magnificent trek at a reasonable price. Read further to learn more about Annapurna Base Camp Trek in June and other relevant information.
- Highlights of the Trip
- Weather Around the Annapurna Base Camp In June
- Why Take The Annapurna Base Camp Trek In June?
- Difficulties of Annapurna Base Camp Trek in June
- Food and Accommodation Along the Trek
- Trekking Itinerary – Annapurna Base Camp Trek in June
- Day 1: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara, drive to Nayapul, and trek to Ulleri.
- Day 2: Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani
- Day 3: Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill and Trek to Tadapani
- Day 4: Trek from Tadapani to Sinuwa
- Day 5: Trek from Sinuwa to Deurali
- Day 6: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp
- Day 7: Trek from Annapurna Base Camp down to Sinuwa
- Day 8: Trek from Sinuwa to Siwai and drive to Pokhara
- Things To Consider For Annapurna Base Camp Trek In June
- Training For Annapurna Base Camp Trek In June
- Some Essential Tips for Annapurna Base Camp Trek in June
- Annapurna Base Camp Trek in June – Packing List
- Annapurna Base Camp Trek in June – Final Say
Highlights of the Trip
- Trekking beautiful landscapes in a quiet and peaceful atmosphere.
- Magical Himalayan sunrise from the Poon Hill viewpoint.
- Observing snow-capped mountains, including Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Nilgiri, Hiunchuli, Mardi Himal, and others.
- Jhinu Danda natural hot water dipping.
- Discounted prices of meals, accommodation, transportation, and others.
- A cultural exploration of heritage and lifestyle of Gurung, Tamang, and Magar ethnic communities.
- The warm hospitality and welcome of the Nepalese people.
- Exploring green vegetation ideal for lovers of nature.
Weather Around the Annapurna Base Camp In June
The month of June brings heavy rainfall to the region. This makes the routes slippery and muddy, which further increases the risks of injuries and accidents along the trail. The chances of precipitation are low in the upper Northern part of the Annapurna region. However, in the lower region, there is heavy rainfall in the mornings and nights.
The chances of flights getting delayed or even canceled are quite high. Landslides and avalanches can pose a threat to trekkers. However, flora and fauna get a new lease of life in this season. Green vegetation along the trail will enchant you especially if you are a botany enthusiast.
Moreover, there are rain shadow areas in the region as well. The chances of heavy rainfall in the first week of June is less. You can still experience spring weather in some parts of June. However, by mid-June, the weather turns into a monsoon and there are landslides and avalanches in the region. Therefore, you must check the weather forecast before you start your trekking adventure.
Also, you must be careful of the slippery terrains and leeches. The temperature of the ABC region ranges from 3 to 16 degrees Celsius in the month of June. You can experience hot, wet, and humid atmospheres during the day. The night time temperature drops significantly making it colder in the region. A raincoat and waterproof trekking gear are essential for this trip.
Why Take The Annapurna Base Camp Trek In June?
June is an off-season for trekking in the Annapurna region. However, there are various reasons that you should trek this month. Some of them are as follows:
Quiet and peaceful trails
The offseason means that there are few number trekkers. The quiet, less crowded trails provide you with a peaceful adventure in a tranquil atmosphere. If you love to trek without any disturbance, this Annapurna Base Camp trek in June is ideal.
The magnificent views of the Himalayan vista are one of the highlights of this trek. You will get to hear natural sounds like water flowing and birds chirping in the region.
Magical views of the snow-capped mountains
After heavy rainfall, the sky clears, and you will get majestic views of the mountains. You can also observe the green environment all-around in its glory. The clear blue skies and unobstructed views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and others will enchant you along the trail.
Gorgeous Sunrise vista
The evenings and nights are overcast with heavy rainfall throughout. However, the skies remain clean early morning, providing you with magnificent views of the mountain peaks. The golden sunrise over silver mountains and turning them golden is a once in a lifetime experience. The green hills, vast meadows, and water streams look beautiful in the region.
Discount and bargain offers
Backpackers can take advantage of the off-season. The accommodation and transportation costs will reduce significantly in off-seasons. Trekkers will get special discounts offered during this season.
The fewer crowds mean that you will get to pick your accommodation and meal facilities. If you can bargain, you will get additional discounts as well. Some tea houses also offer free accommodations in the condition that you will eat your meals in the same teahouses.
Variety of food and accommodation
The tea houses and lodges remain empty in most parts of the trail. You can choose your desired room with the facility at a fair price. Trekkers will get blankets, electronic charging, hot water, and other facilities.
You don’t have to share your rooms. You also don’t have to queue in long lines to enjoy solo rooms with attached bathrooms. However, the higher elevation settlements will cost you more as there are no transportation facilities. Food ingredients need to get carried by a porter or a yak.
You will get served Nepalese “Dal Bhat” which is a healthy meal that will keep you charged. Hydration with fluids is essential to tackle altitude sickness and you should drink at least 2-3 liters of water. You can carry water purifying tablets and mix them with water you get at teahouses.
Difficulties of Annapurna Base Camp Trek in June
Annapurna Base Camp trek is a challenging trek for all age and skill levels. If you have not trekked at high altitude before, you will find these trekking routes strenuous. Trekkers need to trek for around 6-7 hours a day. The monsoon season provides you with extra challenges of heavy rainfall and slippery trails.
There are leech-infested trails, which is another added challenge. Physical strength, stamina, and a basic level of fitness is another essential part of this trek. Proper training is hence an integral part of your preparation. This trekking trail moves above an altitude of 5000 m and above, so altitude sickness is a considerable risk among trekkers.
You should check for any underlying heart condition before starting your trek. Acclimatization at regular settlements and hydration is essential. Dehydration can cause altitude sickness in the high altitude region. Hence, these are some of the difficulties of the Annapurna base camp trek in June.
Food and Accommodation Along the Trek
The Annapurna Base Camp is a beautiful trek that takes you through beautiful landscapes. Meal and accommodation facilities like the room of your choice are available at bargain costs. You can also enjoy various facilities like an attached bathroom, Hot showers, warm heaters, Wi-Fi, charging, etc.
“Dal Bhat” is a typical Nepalese cuisine that gets served twice a day for lunch and dinner. The high-calorie dish is ideal as they provide energy for the taxing trek. Hydrating is essential and you can use purification tablets or chlorine solutions to purify water. Hot beverages, including tea, garlic soup, coffee, rhododendron tea, mint tea, and others, are also available.
You can also get these facilities of accommodation at bargain prices in the offseason. Some tea houses also offer free accommodation, but you have to have your meals in the same teahouses. Besides that, you can also carry protein bars, granola bars, Chocolate bars, and others to get energy for trekking.
Trekking Itinerary – Annapurna Base Camp Trek in June
Day 1: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara, drive to Nayapul, and trek to Ulleri.
Trekking duration: 6-7 hours
Maximum Altitude: 1960m
Our representative will pick you up from a hotel in Kathmandu (1400m). You will get transferred to Tribhuvan International Airport, from where you can fly to Pokhara (1400m). You will arrive at Pokhara airport after around 25 minutes of flight. Besides, you can observe snow-capped mountains and green hills of the region.
Nayapul is our next destination where you will after a short 2-hour drive from Pokhara. We will trek through various settlements after arriving at Nayapul from Pokhara. From Nayapul, we will start our Annapurna Base Camp trekking journey. There are various settlements and steep ascent along the trail from where we arrive at Birethanti (1100m).
This beautiful village settlement lies near Modi and Burundi Khola. From Birethanti, we will continue our trek through steep uphills to arrive at Tikhedhunga (1520m). After a hike of around 5 hours via the Sudame route, we will reach Tikhedhunga. From Tikhedhunga, we will hike uphill for 2 hours to arrive at Ulleri.
The spectacular views of snow-capped mountains are incredible from various viewpoints along the trail. We will stop our trek after arriving at Ulleri (1960m), which is our destination for the day. After arriving at Ulleri, we will rest and stay overnight at the teahouse.
Day 2: Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani
Trekking duration: 5-6 hours
Maximum Altitude: 2850m
After having breakfast in Ulleri, we will hike uphill to Ghorepani (2874m). Ghorepani, located at the top of a hill, is a beautiful settlement. The trail starts with a hike through forests of rhododendron and oak trees.
We will arrive at Banthanti (2200m), a beautiful Gurung settlement, after a trek of around 2 hours. After a further 2 hours, we arrive at Nang Thanthi (2500m). We can observe beautiful views of snow-capped mountains, including Annapurna I, Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, and others.
After Ghorepani, we will pass through various settlements of the region. Different snow-capped mountains, including Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri, and Machhapuchhre are an attraction along the trail. There are various tea houses along the trail where you can stay overnight in Ghorepani.
Day 3: Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill and Trek to Tadapani
Trekking duration: 5-6 hours
Maximum Altitude: 2630m
We will trek to Poon Hill early before dawn. After ascending for 45 minutes, we will arrive at Poon Hill viewpoint. You can observe one of the best sunrises overlooking snow-capped mountain vista. After observing the Himalayan sunrise, we trek back to Ghorepani.
We descend to Tadapani (2630m), enjoying the views of sun-kissed mountains like Annapurna South, Manaslu, Annapurna I, and more. We will trek around 5-6 hours to arrive at Tadapani, passing through beautiful forests. You will pass through beautiful suspension bridges, streams, and cascades.
There are various birds and orange orchards that you can find on your route to Tadapani. Tadapani provides you majestic views of Manaslu, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna I, and Hiunchuli. We will rest and spend the night at a teahouse in Tadapani.
Day 4: Trek from Tadapani to Sinuwa
Trekking duration: 5-6 hours
Maximum Altitude: 2360m
We will start our trek after having a sumptuous breakfast early in the morning. We will continue our tour to Sinuwa, passing through an easy downhill trail to Sinuwa (2360m). Sinuwa provides an incredible view of Modi and Chhomrong Khola. There are tea houses in the region with beautiful architecture that attract many trekkers in Sinuwa.
After downhill trekking, we will reach a crossing with a suspension bridge over the Modi River for some time. We will finally arrive at Chhomrong, a village settlement just below Annapurna I. We will trek for around 2 hours from Chhomrong to reach Sinuwa. After arriving at the village, we can observe the beautiful scenery of snow-capped mountains north to Sinuwa. We will stay in a local teahouse in Sinuwa.
Day 5: Trek from Sinuwa to Deurali
Trekking duration: 5-6 hours
Maximum Altitude: 3230m
We observe the beautiful Himalayan sunrise from Sinuwa and its beautiful surroundings. Thereafter, we will have our breakfast in Sinuwa and continue our trek.
We will begin our trekking journey from Sinuwa to Deurali (3230m). After hiking for around 45 minutes, we will arrive at Bamboo.
We further pass through rhododendron and dense bamboo forest with many wildlife and birds. Deurali is a beautiful settlement where we will arrive after crossing Hinku cave. You can observe various glacier rivers, streams, and suspension bridges, on your trekking route to Deurali. After arriving at Deurali, you will stay overnight at a tea house.
Day 6: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp
Trekking duration: 5-6 hours
Maximum Altitude: 4130 m
We will start our trek to Annapurna Base Camp early in the morning. After having breakfast, we continue our walk on the Modi Khola bank to arrive at Machhapuchhre Base Camp. There are beautiful mountains all over in this Base Camp area that will spellbind any trekker.
After taking pictures and exploring Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m), we make our way to Annapurna Base Camp. The spectacular views of Annapurna I, Mardi Himal, Dhaulagiri, and others, will enchant you. Avalanches are quite common in the region. Hence, you should stay cautious in avalanche-prone areas.
After hiking for around 7 hours, we will arrive at Annapurna Base Camp (4031m). The trek provides you with an incredible mountain vista, including massif Annapurna. The view of the gorgeous sunset from Annapurna Base Camp is magical. We will explore the area and stay overnight at a teahouse in Annapurna Base Camp.
Day 7: Trek from Annapurna Base Camp down to Sinuwa
Trekking duration: 7-8 hours
Maximum Altitude: 2360m
We will enjoy the majestic golden sunrise overlooking the surrounding vista from Annapurna Base Camp. After breakfast, we will trek down to Sinuwa (2360m), passing through sparse forest and stony trails. We will trek downhill and pass through various settlements.
The descending trail is relatively more comfortable than other routes in the region. The view of the Annapurna Range of mountains is another exciting aspect of this trek. After arriving at Deurali, we will then pass through various settlements via Hinku Cave and Bamboo. We will stay in Sinuwa.
Day 8: Trek from Sinuwa to Siwai and drive to Pokhara
Trekking duration: 3 hours
Maximum Altitude: 1250m
We will start our trek from Sinuwa for around 2 hours to arrive at Siwai (1250m). The breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains, scenic farmlands, cascades, welcome you to Chhomrong.
From Chhomrong, we will start our trip to Jhinu Danda after having lunch. We will cross Kimrong Khola to arrive at Siwai. Our trek comes to an end in Siwai, and we will drive to Pokhara via Nayapul. We will take a further 2-hour scenic drive from Nayapul to Pokhara from where you can drive to your destination.
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Things To Consider For Annapurna Base Camp Trek In June
Acclimatize and hydrate
Adapting to a higher altitude trail is essential to tackle altitude sickness along trails. Acclimatization is a process of adjusting to high altitude conditions with lesser oxygen levels. Acclimatization helps your body adjust to the current environment. Therefore, you should take proper rest, acclimatize and hydrate regularly.
Hire a guide
Annapurna Base Camp is an excellent region for trekking. But solo trekking is not favorable in the monsoon season. The unpredictable weather means that there are higher chances of injuries and accidents. Hence, it might be hard to find help in emergencies.
Hence, you should consider either trekking in a group or hire a professional guide. These locals guides are also handy when it comes to navigating along trails. It can get quite confusing at times and interaction with locals also gets easy with them.
Annapurna Base Camp trek can get quite challenging at times. You can trek this route even as a beginner. But you must undergo a rigorous training regime to build stamina and gain fitness levels. Strength and endurance training and cardiovascular activities are essential. You can perform activities like swimming, hiking, cycling, jogging, and others at least 2-3 weeks before the trek.
Pack well with essential items
The weather can frequently change in high altitude regions as it can get both hot and cold. The heavy rainfall brings damp and humid conditions. The night time remains colder in the area.
Raincoats and waterproof jackets are essential to pack during the trek. You need to pack clothes that are easy to wear and take off based on weather conditions.
Get a Travel insurance
Travel insurance is another important factor when it comes to high altitude trekking. You must ensure that it covers injuries, flight delays, thefts, and others. You might also require emergency evacuation. Make sure your travel insurance covers altitude over 6000m.
Training For Annapurna Base Camp Trek In June
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a lovely trek in the foothills of Annapurna massif. A basic level of fitness is essential to complete this trek. Therefore, strength and endurance training and mental preparation will help you immensely.
Strength and endurance training
Training including strength and endurance exercises is essential for trekking in the Annapurna region. These exercises will provide you incredible stamina and fitness levels. Cardiovascular activities, including jogging, hiking, swimming, cycling, hiking, and others, provide you with energy and breathing ability in high altitude conditions.
Mental preparation is a significant part of the trek in the Annapurna region. A positive attitude through motivational exercise will help you in this trek. You can also go on researching about this trek by asking veteran trekkers or on the internet. A practice hike with backpacks will give you an overall idea of this trek.
Some Essential Tips for Annapurna Base Camp Trek in June
- Acclimatize well during the trip and hydrate with water and other liquid drinks.
- Sleeping bags are essential as teahouses do not have enough blankets
- Check weather forecasts before you start on this trek.
- Carry cash in Nepali rupees and beware of pickpockets
- Renting trekking gears is quite efficient.
- Carry water purifying tablets to purify water along with tea houses
- Training routine is essential to gain stamina and fitness levels.
- Booking in advance allows you to trek without any hassle.
- Carry granola bars, protein bars, chocolate bars, and others during your trek
Annapurna Base Camp Trek in June – Packing List
- Short-sleeved Trekking shirts
- Long-sleeved Trekking shirts
- Trekking pants and jackets
- Thermals underwear
- Woolen cap
- Trekking Gloves
- Trekking boots
- Insulating down jackets
- Anti-nausea Medicines
- Diamox tablets
- Mosquito and insect repellents
- Toilet Paper
- Hand sanitizer
- Power Banks
- Solar Chargers
- Extra Batteries
- Sleeping bag
- Water Bottle
- Hot water Thermos
- Travel Permits
- Travel Insurance
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Annapurna Base Camp Trek in June – Final Say
Annapurna Base Camp trek in June is a challenging adventure but doable with proper packing and preparation. Heavy rainfalls in the lower region provide major threats to trekkers with landslides and slippery trails. You should trek with appropriate caution and be wary of the leech-infested trails.
Also, there is cheaper food, accommodation, and transportation with discounts. You will get the room of your choice. The trails of this trek are peaceful, with fewer trekkers. We hope you got some information about the Annapurna Base Camp trek in June through this article. You can contact us for more details about this trek and book your trip now.