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  • June 21, 2020
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Poon Hill Trek in November and December

Poon hill trek is one of the most popular short and sweet trekking destinations in the Annapurna region trek. Those who have limited time to get into the wild adventure will be the perfect destination. Thus Poon hill trek in November and December will be the best time to explore the natural beauty and snow-capped mountains. It is the easiest in terms of duration as well as the level of difficulty of the trek.

From the beginning of November weather in Poon hill getting colder rest of Himalayan region trekking trail in Nepal. However, poon hill trek is lower altitude, and weather during November and December is not unbearable like Annapurna base camp trek and Everest base camp trek. Also, the chance of altitude sickness during the trek is low.

November falls on the autumn season and December is the month of the beginning of winter season. But you will not find any vast differences during Ghorepani Poon hill trek. This month offers pleasant weather while walking in the Poon hill trekking trail.

Poon hill is the highest point of the trek and it is located at a 3,210m altitude. At that time weather and temperature are mild along the trekking trail. The chances of perception are low during September and December trek. Moreover, from mid-November to December few trekkers along the trek. So you can enjoy the calmness of the trekking trail.

In fact, the Poon hill trek offers the astonishing sunrise and sunset views of snow-capped mountains. You can see the stunning views of nature with mesmerizing 360 views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain range with many more peaks. Here, you can experience different ethnic community culture and tradition with a lifestyle.

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Poon Trek in November and December weather

Duration and Route of the Poon Hill Trek

Advantages of Poon Hill Trek in November and December

  • Suitable for all kind of Trekkers
  • Less Risk of Altitude Sickness
  • Thrilling Views of Mountains
  • Less Crowded
  • Accommodation and Service

Additional Information

  • Guide and Independence Trek
  • Accommodation
  • Food and Drinks
  • Cost of Poon Hill Trek

Packing List of Poon Hill Trek in November and December

Tips for the Poon Hill Trek in November and December

Conclusion

If you have bit preparation of the poon hill trek in November and December will offer an adventurous and enjoyable journey.

 

Poon Trek in November and December weather

November and December are the favorable time to trek in Poon hill. It offers amazing beauty of nature. That’s why a lot of trekkers came to visit all around the world.

November is the last month of the autumn season. You feel little bite winter season chill weather and temperature will start to drop a bit.

The weather of November and December is mostly dry with few chances of rainfall. The average precipitation during November is around 6mm.

The temperature of the Poon hill will be around 5 degrees Celsius in the day time. This is a nice time to trek in Pleasant weather. While approaching December it will be colder. Hence the temperature of the Poon hill during December trek will be around 2.7 degrees Celsius.

The maximum temperature will be around 8.1 degrees Celsius and minimum drop to the minus 3.4 degree Celsius.

Plus, some of the places during the trek the temperature will be a drop below 0 degrees Celsius. But the temperature will not bother your trek because the tea houses provide a warm and cozy room with a fireplace of the dining hall.

You mostly indoor during night and morning time and you likely for you to fell chill. December is the beginning of winter season but you don’t need to worry about the low altitude Ghorepani Poon hill trek.

However, overall weather is very nice to trek Poon hill during November and December.

 

Duration and Route of the Poon Hill Trek

Poon hill trek is the short and easy trekking trail in Nepal. It can be done from anywhere 4-8 days trek. Also, it will depend upon your walking pace and place you want to explore. The duration can vary your selection of the starting point of the trek. Thus you can decide yourself how long do you want to take part in the Poon hill trek.

If you are planning a short duration trek November will be a perfect time. Few tourists along the trekking trail.

However, if you are uncomfortable with climate and cold weather December will be slightly difficult to trek.

Hence, choose a long duration trek, it can be very comfortable to trek because of the proper rest and adjust with the new environment in altitude trek.

Here are the two best suitable itineraries for the poon hill trek in November and December.

Option One

Day 01 Arrival at Kathmandu (1340m)

Day 02 rive to Pokhara (800m), 6-7 hour drive

Day 03 Drive to Nayapool (1070m) and trek to Ulleri (1900m), ½ hour drive and 4-5 hour walk

Day 04 Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani (2860m), 4-5 hour walk

Day 05 Trek to Tadapani (2650m) from Ghorepani, early morning hike to Poon hill, 4-5 hour walk

Day 06 Trek to Ghandruk (1600m) from the Tadapani, 4-5 hour walk

Day 07 Trek to Nayapool and drive back to Pokhara, 4-5 hour walk

Day 08 Fly or drive back to Kathmandu 6-7, hour drive or 25 minutes flights

Day 09 Departure

Option Two

Day 01 Drive to Nayapool (1070m) from Pokhara and trek to Ulleri (1,900m), 1/2 hour drive and 4-5 hour walk

Day 02 Trek from Ulleri to Ghorapni (2,860m), 4-5 hours walk

Day 03 Trek to Ghandruk (1600m) 7-8 hour walk

Day 04 Trek to Nayapool and drive back to Pokhara (8,00m), 4-5 hour walk and ½ hour drive

 

Advantages of Poon Hill Trek in November and December

 Suitable for all kind of Trekkers

Poon hill trek is suitable for any age group of people novice to experience. You can trek with your family and friends during November and December.

This is an easy trekking trail you don’t need any technical climbing skills. Yet, you have to walk some part of the stone staircase from Thikungda to Banthanthi (above 3000 stone staircase) trek is quit challenging part. However, if you have a bit of training it will be very helpful during the trek.

You have to walk around 4-5 hours daily. The trekking trail is well maintained with signboards helps to you navigate the trekking trail.  Thus you can easily accomplish the easy trekking trail.

Less Risk of Altitude Sickness

The Poon hill trek is the lower altitude trek. So, trekking in Poon hill during November and December is less risk of altitude sickness.

The trek starts from the lower altitude. The trek starts from the Nayapool which is located at 1,070m. From here trekking trail gradually takes you to the Ghorepani Poon hill.

Generally, altitude sickness will suffer above the 3,000m altitude trek. On the trek, Poon hill 3210m is the highest point of the trek.

So, the chance of altitude sickness problems during November and December is quite low and it should not be a matter of concern.

Thrilling Views of Mountains

The month of November and December offers stable and favorable weather. These are the dry and low perception months. In summer rain makes the trekking trail slippery and muddy with unclear views.

During this time you will not face any difficulty during the trek. The blue clear skies reflect the amazing beautiful views of the snow-capped mountain with nature. You will enjoy the greenery, clear views of mountains, and clear skies.

Less Crowded

Trekking in Poon hill during peak season autumn and spring over crowed of the trekking trail. However, November and December will not have crowed of trekkers. And you will enjoy the pleasant environment with more time to explore the natural beauty.

If you are looking solo and peaceful trek in Poon hill September and December will be the perfect month of a trek in Nepal.

Accommodation and Service

The number of trekkers and accommodation directly liked each other. Less crowed means of trekkers means you don’t need to rush to book the accommodation. You can choose your interest and you can get as your choice.

Along the trekking trail plenty of tea houses. During these months few tourists along the way and you get the good facilities rooms with a discount for the food and accommodation.

 

Additional Information

Guide or Independence Trek

While planning your Poon Hill trek trip, depending on your budget, time-frame, and trekking experience.

Hiring a trekking guide for your easy and safety trek for your adventurous journey. They will provide the proper information on the trekking region. It will be a great option for the beautiful journey, they will manage all the things necessary during the trek.

In November and December, you can hire a trekking guide from Pokhara and Kathmandu.

If you are experienced trekkers it can be possible independence Poon hill trek.

However, we highly recommend a guide and porter service. The cost of a guide service will be around 20-25USD per day and for porter 15-20USD.

Accommodation

The Poon hill trek is based on the tea house accommodation. The tea houses are beautiful and traditional. They provide comfortable accommodation. They are based on the twin sharing rooms. You can get common rooms with bathroom service. Some of the tea houses provide attached bathroom service. If you pre-book you can get easily. During November and December, you can get easily available accommodation service because of the few trekkers along the trek.

On the trek, the tea house will cost around USD 2 to 6. You can get a discount during the trek because of the less crowded. During December since it is cold. You can ask for extra blankets. Also, you can get a hot shower but you have to pay an additional more.

Food and Drinks

You have to understand the remote villages trek cost is increased, the price of the meal also increased.

The tea houses provide the menu and you can choose your choice. They provide healthy and hygienic food along the trekking trail.

We are recommended for the local food, it will give you more energy for the walk. For lunch and dinner, they provide local food Dal Bhat with curry as well as you can choose some internationals continental foods.  For breakfast, you will usually get Tibetan bread or toast, Hash brown potatoes, and eggs.

During November and December cold nights you can try Thukpa (local hot noodle soup) and verity of soup items it will help you stay warm. You have to pay around USD 2 to 6 per meal.

Ghorepani Poon hill trek you can get mostly hot drinks of a verity of tea and coffee.

Don’t forget to bring a reusable water bottle. You can pour water along the trek from the tea house and you can use it after the purification. Bottled water costs USD 1 or above. So best to carry a water bottle with purified medicine.

Cost of Poon Hill Trek

Poon hill trek is the cheaper trekking trail than the other Annapurna region trekking trail. Because of the lower altitude trek.

There are many tea houses, lodges and homestays along the trek, so accommodation cost will not be so high.

However, a lot of factors determine the poon hill trek cost, duration of the trek, route, and season of the trek. Poon hill trek can be done 4-10 days depending upon your walking speed with a time frame.  But it is the affordable trekking trail for all the trekkers.

Besides, the estimated cost of the Poon hill trek will be around 400USD and can rise as per your trekking packages. The cost includes accommodation, permits, transportation, and meal.

 

Packing List of Poon Hill Trek in November and December

The weather in the Himalayan region trek is unpredictable. It is always advisable to dress in layers while trekking. Wear layers of clothes so that you can take off a layer if the weather gets warmer and add a layer if it gets colder. You have a backpack wisely according to the trekking season while starting a trip to have a look weather forecast.

Here is the packing list of clothing during Poon hill trek in November and December.

Few pairs of hiking pants.

Some pairs of yoga pants.

A pair of outdoor shoes.

Socks for each day.

T-shirt for each day

Neck buff

Fleece Jacket

Rain shell

Camera

Water bottle

Small backpack or fanny pack

Laundry powder

Hand warmers

Tylenol

Phone + Charger

Headphone

Towels

 

Tips for the Poon Hill Trek in November and December

  • Start early your trek during the winter season it gets dark very soon.
  • Carry all necessary trekking clothes tackle with cold weather and do not forget to bring a sleeping bag.
  • Dress layers to stay warm.
  • Wear comfortable hiking boots.
  • Walk slowly and enough rest. Do not rush along the trek.
  • Drink enough water while trekking. Since it is cold you may not feel the urge to drink but keep reminding yourself.
  • Keep extra days for the in case of an unplanned situation.
  • Bring enough local cash. You may not find the ATM service along the trekking trail. Most of the tea houses do not accept master card for the payment.

 

Conclusion   

Poon hill is the famous viewpoint of the Annapurna region trek, perhaps in the world. This is the short easy trekking trail that is appropriate for anyone without any fitness level.

You will observe the stunning mountain views along the trekking trail passing through the different villages with the different ethnic groups of people culture and tradition.  And this is the best view of nature during November and October trek.

All in all Poon hill trek is a truly adventurous journey with a bit preparation, it is worthy defying November and December trek.

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Namaste from the lap of Himalayan country Nepal!!!

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