Sep 20 - Sep 24, 2019 | Change

Classic Start from Besi Sahar side trek (5 days)
Annapurna Region, Nepal

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Highlights: Bahundanda

Difficulty: challenging
Classic Start from Besi Sahar
Starting at $192 usd
For 1 person -Guide & Permits
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees
$31.06 /day per person for guide
+ $36 per person for permits

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

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Included Services
  • Permits ACAP
  • Guide Guide's wages, food, lodging, and insurance

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If you do not specify a guide, a request will be sent to all available guides (once a payment is made and the trek is confirmed). Once confirmed, you can choose from the guides who indicated that they would like to lead your trek, or ask us to recommend a guide.

Before the road existed, trekkers would start their journey around Annapurna from the market town of Besi Sahar. This journey takes you from lush rice paddy clad hills to the ice and rock of the Thorung La. To experience the full range of Nepal’s diverse mountain ecology, begin your trek at this classic start point.

Weather Conditions in September

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Mid-September marks the start of the ‘Fall Season’ historically the monsoon would end in mid-September, however in recent years the monsoon has officially withdrawn in early October. While there is a good chance of precipitation, clear skies and lush, rice paddy terraced hills are your spectacular when it is not raining. The chance of rain decreases as the month progresses.

At a glance
On average there are 15 days with precipitation in September. The highest point on the trek is Chame at 2710 m. During September, expect high temperatures of around 20.1°C (68°F) and lows down to 10.1°C (50°F) at Chame.

Classic Start from Besi Sahar Side trek
(Elevation Profile)

Extra rest days and overnights can be added once the itinerary is created. However any side trips must be added in this step before the itinerary is created.

Fri Sep 20 (day 1)
Public bus from Kathmandu to Besi Sahar (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $6.00
Travel time: about 6 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Besi Sahar (800 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 31.6°C (89°F) and lows of about 21.6°C (71°F) in September.

Bhulbhule (840 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 31.4°C (89°F) and lows of about 21.4°C (71°F) in September.

Sat Sep 21 (day 2)

Bahundanda (1270 m)

About 3-4 hours from Bhulbhule
Expect typical high termperatures of about 28.8°C (84°F) and lows of about 18.8°C (66°F) in September.

Bahundanda

Ghermu (1140 m)

About 2-3 hours from Bahundanda
Expect typical high termperatures of about 29.6°C (85°F) and lows of about 19.6°C (67°F) in September.

Sun Sep 22 (day 3)

Syange (1080 m)

About a half hour from Ghermu or About 6-7 hours from Bhulbhule
Expect typical high termperatures of about 29.9°C (86°F) and lows of about 19.9°C (68°F) in September.

Syange

Jagat (1290 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 28.7°C (84°F) and lows of about 18.7°C (66°F) in September.

Chamje (1410 m)

About 3-4 hours from Syange
Expect typical high termperatures of about 27.9°C (82°F) and lows of about 17.9°C (64°F) in September.

Chamje

Tal (1700 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 26.2°C (79°F) and lows of about 16.2°C (61°F) in September.

Tal

Dharapani (1960 m)

About 5-6 hours from Chamje
Expect typical high termperatures of about 24.6°C (76°F) and lows of about 14.6°C (58°F) in September.

Dharapani
Mon Sep 23 (day 4)

Bagarchhap (2160 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.4°C (74°F) and lows of about 13.4°C (56°F) in September.

Chame (2710 m)

About 6-7 hours from Dharapani
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.1°C (68°F) and lows of about 10.1°C (50°F) in September.

Chame
Tue Sep 24 (day 5)
you can add extra rest days after the itinerary is created

Oct 6 - Oct 22, 2019  confirmed

Private trek
3 confirmed trekkers

$242 usd
For 1 person to join this trek
Guide & Permits Only
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees:
$9.32 /day per person for guide
+ $7.50 per person for guide's insurance
+ $11.75 per person for guide's transport
+ $48 per person for permits
+ $15 for private trek surcharge

by Robert-jan (The Netherlands) on Dec 29, 2018

Annapurna Circuit Classic Start from Besi Sahar and Classic finish via Poon Hill led by Sanjaya Tamang

by Tania (Canada) on Dec 18, 2018

Annapurna Circuit Classic Start from Besi Sahar and Classic finish via Poon Hill led by Dawa Sherpa

This is unfortunately bypassed by a lot of folks. The scenery is unique the villages feel more authentic because they are less visited by people. Climbing through the different eco-systems and landscapes is interesting, you'll have plenty of time to acclimate, and your first site of the snow capped peaks is that much more special. Also, there are lots of opportunities for taking alternate trails to avoid the road. Make sure you buy a good map and plan out your routes otherwise you can be stuck walking on the road.