Poon Hill Trek in November and December

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Poon Hiil Trek

For those who are looking for short and easy trips, Poon hill trek will be the perfect destination in Nepal. It is the short adventure in Annapurna conservation trek, every year thousands of tourists visit along the trek. So, Poon hill trek in November and December is also possible. It even the most accessible trekking route in terms of difficulty.

From November the Poon hill weather is starting colder like the rest of the part of our country Nepal. Poon hill is the lower altitude trek, so it does not get unbearably cold-like Annapurna and Everest base camp trek. Also, you will not get altitude sickness on this trek.

Poon Hill

During this time trek, the chance of precipitation is low, and you will get amazing and unobstructed views in your surrounding environments. However, Poon trek in November and December a few trekkers along the way. So you can get a pleasant time to experience the environments with enjoying the trek.

The highest altitude of this trek lies at 3210m from the sea level. So Poon hill temperature and weather is mild. There will not be any differences between daytime and nighttime temperature.

Besides, the early in the morning hike to Poon hill offers the spectaculars sunrise views of the Himalayan range. Here you enjoy the astonishing views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain range.

Poon Hill Trek weather in November and December 

November and December are one of the perfect and favourable time to trek in Poon hill. On this trek that is way, you will the domestic and international trekkers along the trek. 

After the summer season, rainfall is decreased significantly in Poon hill trek. In November you will feel a little bit cold at night and morning. However, you don’t need to layer of clothes during the walk at day time. 

At Poon hill trek in November precipitation is 6mm. The temperature will be a little bit down because the winter season is a corner. But you will enjoy the trip because of the pleasant weather while walking along the trek. This is the perfect time to trek in Poon hill. 

December is the starting month of the winter season. Some of the places during this time the temperature will be falling below freezing point. But it will happen on the Himalayan region higher altitudes base camp regions.
The winter season also the lowest chance of perception at Poon hill region trek. So, you don’t need to worry about rainfall, and your trip will not spoil the bad weather condition.
In December there are low chances to cover the cloud in your surrounding mountains.
Besides, on Poon hill trek most of the tea houses have a fireplace, where you can warm your body.
If you enjoy the cold weather, you had a fantastic experience of Himalayan regions snowcapped mountains.
During winter season trek you have to keep the mind on harsh weather conditions. So you have to carry warm clothes, you have to make your body warmer inside. You need to bring warm jackets, shirts, pants during winter season cold weather.

Poon Hill Trek Duration and Routes

The Poon hill trek can be done 5-10 days duration. It will depend upon the walking pace and trekking trail you choose. The duration also varies from that where you wish to the starting point of the trek. So, it will depend upon your time frame. 

Poon Hill Trek Itinerary/Route Option 1

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu 1340m

Day 02: Drive to Pokhara 830m, 6/7 hour drive 

Day 03: Drive to Nayapool (1070m) and trek to Ulleri (1900m), ½ hour drive and 5-6 hour walk

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

Day 05: Early morning hike to Poon Hill (3210m) and trek to Tadapani (2640m), 5-hour walk

Day 06: Trek to Ghandruk (1951m), 4-hour walk 

Day 07: Trek to Nayapool and drive back to Pokhara, 5-hour walk and ½ hour drive

Day 08: Fly back to Kathmandu, 25 minutes flight 

Day 09: Departure 

Poon Hill Trek Itinerary/Route Option 2 

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu 

Day 02: Drive to Pokhara (860m), 200KM 6-7 hour drive 

Day 03: Drive to Nayapool (1070m) and trek to Ghandruk (1951m) 5-6 hour walk 

Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani (2860m) 7-8 hour walk

Day 05: Morning hike to Poon Hill (3210m) and trek to Ulleri (1900m) and drive to Pokhara

Day 06: Drive back to Kathmandu 

Day 07: Departure 

Sunrise View From Poon Hill

Advantage of Poon hill trek in November and December 

Less Crowed 

During peak season in autumn and spring, the Poon Hill trek route crowed of trekkers. Because of the crowd, you can’t find a peaceful trekking trail, and most of the tea houses are rush.

While trekking to Poon hill in November and December, a few trekkers along the trekking trail is one of the significant advantages. So you can enjoy the pleasant views of nature and more time to explore the beauty of the trek. 

If you are looking peaceful trekking trail, it will be the perfect time to experience the uniqueness.

Thrilling views of Nature and Mountains 

November and December are the dry months with low precipitation. Because of the stable weather and moderate temperature offers unobstructed views of mountains. During this time, you don’t face any difficulty and fully enjoy the magnificent views of beautiful nature and mountains. 

Less Risk of Altitude Sickness 

The Poon hill trek is the 3210m highest altitude trip, which is a lower elevation trip. The trek starts from Nayapool 1070m and then you will be gradually heading towards a higher altitude of the trek.  

Generally, the higher altitude trip start from the 3000m above from the sea level and the poon hill trek highest elevation is 3210m from the sea level. 

So, the lower elevation Poon hill trek is not the matter of altitude sickness

Suitable for all kind of Trekkers 

Poon hill trek can be ideal for the beginner and experience. You can trek with family and friends, all age group of people in November and December. 

This is an easy and moderate level of trekking trail, and that doesn’t need any technical skill for the trek. But you have to climb more than 3000 steps, which is a challenging part of the trek in-between Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani. However little training can be helpful to walk in this trekking trail. 

On the other hand, the trekking trail is well maintained and proper signboard along the trekking trail. You have to walk around 5-6 hours a day, which is easily accomplished by the journey.

Accommodation and service 

In the Poon hill trekking trail, there are plenty of tea houses for the traveller. It is less crowded trekking trail in November and December, it means you will get accommodation quickly. Also, you can choose accommodation as you like. The tea houses provide the best service of accommodation and food because they have few trekkers and more time to take care of them. You can have facilities for charging battery and internet service without any cost as well as you don’t need to wait for the food for a long time. They provide on-time service.

Packing List for the Poon Hill Trek 

While starting a trip, you have to careful on its packing list. You have to arrange trekking gears as per the trekking season you choose. However Poon hill trek in November and December is starting colder time, so you have to bring warm clothes. 

Lower altitude trek is no colder, but the higher altitude in the Himalayan region is getting colder day by day. We cannot predict the weather condition in the Himalayan region trek. So you have to carry a layer of clothes for the changing weather used. 

Here is the list of packing for the 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

Few Tips for the Poon Hill Trek in November and December 

  • Start a trip early in the morning because days are getting shorter in winter season trek.
  • Wear comfortable trekking boats 
  • Walk slowly and take enough rest. Do not rush while walking in the Himalayan region trek.
  • Carry layer of warm clothes 
  • Take trekking gears and equipment as per the trekking season. Do not forget to bring a sleeping bag.
  • Drink plenty of water to keep your body hydrated
  • You might be suffering from altitude sickness, so keep reminding yourself because you might be forgotten while walking in the cold weather. 
  • Bring first aid, and you might be get injured along the trek. We don’t find hospital services easily in remote villages. 
  • Bring plenty of local cash, because you do not find the ATM service along the trek, etc.  
Conclusion

Poon hill is one of the most famous viewpoints treks in the Annapurna region. It stands second after the Everest region trek Kalapatther. Here you can observe the panoramic 360 views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain peaks. 

Also, you have an opportunity to experience different ethnic cultures and traditions during the trek. The Poon hill trek in November and December is a perfect time, but rest of trekking reason are suffering from the harsh weather condition of winter. 

This is all in all poon hill trek is a fantastic trip with little bit preparation will help you to make your trip memorable and adventurous during November and December. 

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