Annapurna Base Camp Trek in December

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December is the starting month of the winter season. Annapurna base camp trek in December is the perfect choice for the pleasant weather and beautiful trekking trail. From December the less number of tourists along the trail. Those who are looking less crowed, peace and more time to explore nature, this month will be the ideal time for the trek. 

Annapurna base camp trek is the most preferred trekking destination after the Everest base camp trek. ABC trek can be done within 10-12 days. This is a moderate level of trekking trail in Annapurna conservation. The trek can take part throughout the year. 

Besides, Annapurna base camp trek offers outstanding beauty of nature with crystal clear mountain range. One the other hand you will experience the cultural beauty of different religious groups along the trekking trail. 

Plus, during the trek, you can enjoy the awesome viewpoint Ghorepani Poon hill, where you can get the opportunity of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan range view. Also, you had an experience of a natural hot spring natural bath. 

The peak season is the Annapurna bases camp trek in the spring and autumn season. However, Annapurna base camp trek in December also stunning beauty of nature and pleasant weather with no colder than the January and February months. And there is less chance of snowing and getting more visibility to get the perfect views of nature.

Therefore the tea houses also provide the hospitality service that makes the memorable journey. They will provide the local organic food with comfortable accommodation because of the less crowded trekking trail. Thus trekking in Annapurna base camp trek in December is the perfect time to explore nature. 

Highlights of the Annapurna base camp trek

  • Less crowded trekking route
  • Walking with Pleasant weather and nature
  • Picturesque surroundings landscape 
  • Breathtaking views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges
  • Visit Gurung and Magar villages and collect the traditional beauty of culture and lifestyle
  • Enjoy the snowing trekking trail
  • Experienced the Poon hill and ABC amazing sunrise and sunset views

Weather and Temperature

December is the beginning of the winter season. The weather is cool and pleasant to walk during this period. There was less chance of rainfall. This is the dry month of the winter season trek in ABC. However, Mid-December start a snowing along the trekking trail in the Annapurna region. 

Weather and temperature are in Annapurna base camp trek remain stable and cool during December month. But we are not assured in mountain region weather may change anytime. However, during December month mostly favorable and good visibility of the climate in ABC trek.

Besides, you have to bring warm trekking gear for the December time trek. The temperature starts getting decreasing below 0 degrees in a higher elevation trek. Annapurna base camp temperature will be on average -5 degrees Celsius. Also, sunny and clear days offers the amazing beauty of snowcapped mountains. 

December also offers the fresh snow views on top of mountains range in your surroundings, which is the lovely views of nature. 

We highly recommend bringing warm clothes during the winter season trek. Please kindly check the packing list of ABC trek in December.

Here the list of temperature some of the significant places during December month trek

Trekking Place           Elevation              Min Temp (°C)                         Max Temp (°C)

Pokhara                        900 m                       4                                                 14

Ghorepani                    2860                          0                                                 10

Chhomrong              2140                                -2                                               8

Dobhan                    2600 m                            -4                                                   5

Annapurna Base Camp    4130 m                  -10                                                0


Annapurna base camp trek can be possible throughout the year. However, the limited number of tea houses is open in higher elevation trek during the winter season.

Besides, the price of the Annapurna region trek bit higher up than the city areas hotel. These tea houses export all the necessary items from the Pokhara, so it will be quite more expensive than the city areas. 

Annapurna base camp trek in December most of the tea houses are open but few numbers of tourists along the way. You may have a chance to provide some tea houses discount for the accommodation service.

In December the tea houses provide the fireplace in dining halls. If you are trekking in peak season dining hall is overcrowd and they can’t provide the good service. Also, tea houses provide comfortable accommodation and extra layers of blankets for a warm sleep. Thus December will be the best month trek in the winter season in Annapurna base camp. 


For the altitude trek, you have to use energy and hygienic food. Food provides the major stamina to do an Annapurna base camp trek. If you want to overcome the altitude sickness problem, you have to have energy and local food. 

However, along the ABC trek tea houses provide the menu and you can select the food items to want your choice. Annapurna base camp trek in December is the starting an offseason, so you have less choice of food. Because of the fewer tourist, they only store less amount of food items. Anyway, they provide the best local food and hygienic for the higher altitude trek.

Annapurna base camp trek highly recommend to take soup items like garlic soup will help to overcome the altitude sickness. You have a proper rest and slow walk for the higher altitude trek. And regular having plenty of water to hydrate your body. Thus tea houses provide the best food for the traveler along the trek. 

Tips of Annapurna base camp trek in December 

Comfortable backpack: A purchase comfortable backpack will help your journey easier and enjoyable otherwise spoiled your destination. You can easily backpack all the necessary trekking items in your bag. It should be durable and comfortable to carry.  

Start a trip early in the morning: From the December days are getting shorter. If you want your journey more adventurous and fun, you have to start a trek early and arrive on time at your destination. Also, you can easily find good accommodation and proper rest after a long hike.

Appropriate route selection: you have to select a trekking route appropriate your time frame and walking speed. The days are shorter during the December month trek. Thus you have to make a plan or itinerary which makes your journey comfortable to accomplish on time. 

Bring well-made trekking boots: During the winter season trek, you may have to walk in the snowy trail. So you wear trekking boots which help to walk easily and comfortably. It should be durable and warm while walking in the cold season.

Warm clothes: December is the pre-winter season month in Nepal. So, you have to bring a warm cloth to proctor your body from the colder weather. During the time, the day temperature is pleasant and mild to walk. However, night and morning weather is cold, so you must bring warm Jackets, upper and lower parts of the body, which help to overcome the cold weather.  

AMS (Acute mountain sickness): Trekking in higher altitude you might be suffering from altitude sickness. While trekking over the 3000m above the Himalayan region, you can suffer from the AMS. Thus you have to take care of the symptoms and precautions to overcome the altitude sickness. We suggest that you have to acclimatization your body to a new environment by using soup items meal during altitude trek. 

If you feel uneasy your body feels like Headache, vomiting, dizziness, etc. In this situation, you have to take a rest, drink water or soup items. Plus you can use medicine and it is not workout your body as soon as possible back to the lower elevation of the trek.  

Be aware of weather change: you have update weather conditions while trekking in higher elevation. There may be a chance of snowing and avalanche along the trek, so we have to keep update the weather condition in ABC region trek. It will help us to keep in safe places.  

Stay hydrated: Trekking in higher altitude you dint feel thirsty. But drinking water is very important for higher altitude trek, you have to hydrate your body to walk in higher elevation. You have to drink plenty of water during the trek. Also, you can use tea, coffee or soup items to help you to overcome the altitude sickness. 

The attraction of the Annapurna base camp trek in December 

Less crowed in trekking trail

December is the starting month of offseason. So few numbers of tourists take part in trekking in Nepal. Individual and peace lovers can part during this season trek in the Himalayan region in Nepal. You can get more time to explore nature.  

Beautiful sunrise views of mountains 

Because of the pleasant weather reflect the amazing natural beauty, when was sunrise and sunset time in Mountain region. You will enjoy the breathtaking views of Snow-covered Mountains during the sunny and clear days. Along the trek, you can get a picturesque view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain RANGE. 

Good accommodation

Due to less number of trekkers along the trek, you will get good and comfortable accommodation. You don’t need to share with Stanger. If you are a solo traveler in peak season, you have to share a room. 

Fresh snow everywhere 

From Mid-December start snowing along the Annapurna base camp trek. If you want to ply with snow it will be the perfect time to trek. When it was snowing on the Himalayan region, the mountains make crystal clear views on top of snow cover peaks. It was an amazing movement to get heavenly views of nature.   

Natural hot spring bath 

Annapurna base camp trek passes the natural hot spring in Jhinu Danda. In cold season trek, which gives you a warm and pleasant memory having a natural bath. A warm bath at the hot spring will boost your tired body.

Diversity of nature with wildlife

A less number a tourist along the path and you have sufficient time to explore nature with a diversity of flora and fauna. Annapurna base camp trek offers amazing beauty of nature. Also, you will enjoy the beauty of wildlife, it reflects the diversity of nature. 

Equipment list of Annapurna Base Camp trek in December 

Here is the essential pack list of Annapurna Base Camp trek below:

Trekking Bag/ Duffel bag 

Sleeping Bag


Caps/woolen and sun hat 

Trekking Pole

Waterproof Trekking Shoes


Warm T-shirt

Water bottle

Sun Screen

Sun Glass


Trekking Trousers

Down Jacket


Water Purifier Tablet


First aid kit 

Trekking Map



Annapurna base camp trek in December is the best time for the individual traveler. If you want to explore the unique nature of the Himalayan region winter season also the best time to trek ABC. 

To proper arrangement of trekking gears as per the seasonal demand. Also, you have to make a trip physically and mentally determine to accomplish offseason trekking in altitude.

December trek to Annapurna base camp trek is not easy as spring and autumn season but you can make it a very special journey with friends and family. Plus, you can make it your journey more special to celebrate New Year and Christmas lap of mountains. 

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