• Feb 13, 2020
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Ghorepani Poon Hill is known to be a short trek. It is located at an altitude of 3200 meters. There are wonderful villages like Birethanti, Hile, Tikhedhunga, Ghorepani, Tadapani throughout the trek. To know more about the culture and traditions of the region you will go through these villages.

Likewise, you will spend a night in Ghorepani in order to get to Poon Hill. Ghorepani is lower in altitude than Poon Hill. It lies within the Annapurna Conservation Area.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek takes you to the Annapurna region with a burning desire to observe the beauty of snow-capped mountains. It is suitable for those who do not have much time for a long trek.

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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Weather

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The trek is relatively at a low altitude so you don’t need to worry much about Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek weather. The weather in that area never gets really cold like in the upper region.  Most of the year-round you can get away with trekking in short sleeves during the day.  Obviously warmer clothes are needed for morning and evenings and rain gear is required during the monsoon.

Highlights of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

  • Best Sunrise and Himalayas View, Poonhill 3210m.
  • One of the biggest Gurung village (Ghandruk) and Magar Village (Ulleri).
  • View of Dhaulagiri Range (8167M), Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Machhapurchre and the other Himalayas ranges.
  • Small villages Birethanti, Hile, Tikhedhunga, Ghorepani, Tadapani.
  • Waterfall, Rice Terrace.
  • Easy and Short trek in the Annapurna region.

Weather and Temperature during Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

The weather and temperature are usually mild in the lower altitude of Ghorepani Poon Hill. It is neither too hot nor too cold.

When you go to a higher altitude to trek, you have to be careful about the temperature differences between the daytime and nighttime. But for the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek, this does not imply.
If there is an increase in altitude even slightly, it does not affect the temperature and weather of the trek route since it is a low altitude trek. Also, the temperature does not change extremely, during summer or winter. The temperature here is quite moderate.

There are chances of the temperature going slightly below the mark of 0 degrees in some winter months. But, this should not be a matter of concern with smart and sensible packing.

Also, the temperature in Summer is high and it allows you to make the trek with just a t-shirt and a pair of shorts.

Spring- March, April, and May

Place: Pokhara, Min Temp:3°C, Max Temp: 30°C, Elevation: 900m
Place: Ulleri, Min Temp:8°C, Max Temp: 25°C, Elevation: 1960m
Place: Ghandruk, Min Temp: 3°C, Max Temp: 31°C, Elevation: 1931m
Place: Ghorepani, Min Temp: 5°C, Max Temp: 15°C, Elevation: 2874m

One of the most suitable seasons to trek in Nepal is during Spring. Mild temperatures, lush vegetation, clear skies, low precipitation, serve as a perfect blend for an amazing trekking experience.

In the month of May, the precipitation is highest and in the month of March, the precipitation is lowest during the spring season. This is expected during the Monsoon season. As the Monsoon season in Nepal begins from the month of June.Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Weather

Autumn-September, October and November

Place: Pokhara, Min Temp:8°C, Max Temp:29°C, Elevation: 900m

Place: Ulleri, Min Temp:6°C, Max Temp: 25°C, Elevation: 1960m

Place: Ghandruk, Min Temp: 8°C, Max Temp: 28°C, Elevation: 1931m

Place: Ghorepani, Min Temp: 2°C, Max Temp: 22°C, Elevation: 2874m

Autumn is another season besides Spring which is most favorable for the purpose of trekking. This is the reason why Nepal’s trekking routes are considerably full during this time.

Autumn falls in the month of September to November.

After the summer season, rainfall in the Poon Hill trek decreases significantly and reaches to the lowest in the month of November. The rainfall in the month of November in Ghorepani is less than 6 mm.

Also, the temperature tends to drop a bit with winter just around the corner. But it doesn’t matter when you are involved in trekking in mid-day.

Summer-June, July, and August

Place: Pokhara, Min Temp:17°C , Max Temp: 30°C, Elevation: 900m 
Place: Ulleri,  Min Temp: 14°C , Max Temp: 26°C, Elevation: 1960m
Place: Ghandruk, Min Temp: 17°C, Max Temp: 30°C, Elevation: 1931m
Place: Ghorepani, Min Temp: 11°C, Max Temp: 23°C, Elevation: 2874m

The summer season falls in Poon Hill from June to August. Weather in Ghorepani Poon Hill is warm in summer. So you can trek in shorts and t-shirts during this season.

 As summer in Nepal coincides with the monsoon. You must carry the required gear for any chances of rain.

The maximum amount of rainfall is during the month of June, July, and August. The amount of rainfall in July is almost twice as in the month of June. 

However, trekking in summer should not be a problem with a good trekking guide and proper trekking gear.

Winter-December, January and February

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Weather

Place: Pokhara, Min Temp:2 °C , Max Temp: 22°C, Elevation: 900m
Place: Ulleri, Min Temp: 3°C, Max Temp: 15°C, Elevation: 1960m
Place: Ghandruk, Min Temp: 2°C, Max Temp: 21°C, Elevation: 1931m
Place: Ghorepani, Min Temp: 11°C, Max Temp: -1°C, Elevation: 2874m

The month of December to February is when there is Winter in Nepal.

At certain places in Poon Hill, the temperature does go below the freezing point during this time. But these temperatures are not as cold as Base Camp regions.

During this time you don't have to worry about the rain interrupting your trek. This also means there are less cloudy mountains in winters.

You can get great pictures and picturesque views if the weather is clear.
So, you can experience some of the greatest views of the Annapurna region if the chill in the mountains doesn’t bother you. However, you will be indoors in the morning and in the evening and it is still sunny in the daytime.

Furthermore, you shouldn’t worry about trekking in this region even in the winter. As the temperature rarely goes below zero.

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In how many ways can we Trek to Poon Hill?

Poon Hill 2 Days Trek

  • Day 1: Drive to Ulleri from Pokhara to Nayapul, Hile, and trek to Ghorepani
  • Day 2: Hike from Ghorepani to Poon Hill, trek back to Tikhedhunga and drive to Pokhara

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

  • Day 1: Arrival to Kathmandu (1,350m).
  • Day 2: Fly/Drive to Pokhara.
  • Day 3: Drive to Nayapul from Pokhara and trek to Hile.
  • Day 4:Trek to Ghorepani from Hile.
  • Day 5:Trek from Hile to Poon Hill and back to Nayapul then drive to Pokhara.
  • Day 6:Fly/Drive back to Kathmandu.
  • Day 7:Final departure from Kathmandu.

Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Ghandruk Trek

  • Day 1:Arrival at Kathmandu (1,350m).
  • Day 2:Go on a scenic drive to Pokhara.
  • Day 3:Drive to Nayapul and trek to Hile.
  • Day 4:Trek from Hile to Ghorepani.
  • Day 5:Hike up to Poon Hill and enjoy the sunrise and trek to Tadapani.
  • Day 6:Trek to Ghandruk & Kimche from Tadapani and drive to Pokhara by jeep.
  • Day 7:Drive back to Kathmandu.
  • Day 8:Departure to International Airport.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Weather

FAQs

Do you recommend trekking alone in the rainy season?

No, you will find very few people on the trail. We recommend you hire a guide or go in a group during this season.

Why is the autumn season so special?

You might get a chance to be a part of the main Nepali festival – Dashain and Tihar if you come around October November. And the weather is better in Autumn than in any other season.

Is there any place to relax during the trek?

You can do it at the end of the trek in Pokhara.

What expectation should I have during the rainy season?

You should expect leeches and rain. It is possible to trek Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek if you don’t have a problem with that.

Will there be a landslide on this trail?

No, This is not a landslide area so it is very unlikely to happen.

Can we check the weather before trekking?

Yes, you can check the weather but you cannot rely on it. The weather is unpredictable. So, we recommend you to prepare for the rain as things change very quickly in the mountains.

How crowded will be the trail?

The trail will be mostly busy.

Note: This is detailed information about the weather of Ghorepani Poon Hill trek designed for you to make your trek easy. You can customize your trek according to the places you want to visit. Index Adventure provides you with a complete plan of your trek through many ways and organizes a hassle-free trip.