The Air Up There: Weather in the Annapurna Region

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Begining and wrapping up the trip

As in all mountain regions, weather is most impacted by changes in elevation and topography. As you begin your expedition in Pokhara, you consistently gain elevation and the temperatures gradually drop with each gain in altitude and warms up each day as you come back down to Pokhara. The days are warmed by the mountain sun and nights get chilly.

Current weather in Pokhara.

 

Weather in the Annapurna Region

The Weather on the trail will vary at different altitudes, but in the town of Ghorepani, which is located at 9,393 feet; June is the hottest month of the year with averages as high as 68 °F.  Winter months like January can get a cold as 25.9 °F.

Most of the year is pretty dry in the Annapurna region, but during the wet season of July and August rainfall can be as high as 5.5 inches.

Current weather on Machhapuchre.

ViewWeather.com – World weather forecast | Ghorepani

 

Climate Overview in Pokhara

May is the warmest with an average temperature of 85 °F at noon. January is coldest with an average temperature of 45 °F at night. Pokhara has temperate cold and warm seasons.  Overall, winters are mild in temperature, with the coldest month most often being January. November is on average the month with most sunshine. The wet season has a rainfall peak around July, the dry season is around the month of November.

source: http://www.chinci.com/travel

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