Best Time For Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

  • Dec 30, 2022
  • Rajesh Thapaliya

You can trek to the Ghorepani Poon hill throughout the year but of course, choosing the right season make a wonderful visit for you. You won’t reach very much higher elevation during this trek, so you can even go there during winter, but there will be lots of difficulties during monsoon season.

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When is the best time for the Ghorepani Poon hill trek? You must be curious about the season when I should visit this beautiful short trek in the Annapurna region. No doubt! Autumn and spring are the best time to trek to the Ghorepani Poon hill, but you can even trek during winter. Trekking in summer is not recommended because it will be rainy days and clouds. Also, there are lots of leeches along the way of the Poon hill region in monsoon.

Ghorepani Poon Hill in Autumn

Autumn is one of the best trekking falls in Nepal, so it can be the best time for crystal-clear mountain views. The autumn months are September, October, and November. Although, the first half of September has some rainy days.

October and November don’t have rain mostly and offer clear mountain views. You meet hundreds of trekkers on this route every day during October and November. Not just clear weather, the temperature in these months is also bearable. You can also see blooming Himalayan cheery (Sakura) along the way to Poon hill in November.

Why Poon Hill in Autumn

Most trekkers like to visit Ghorepani in autumn because they can fully enjoy the trip with clear visibility and perfect temperature. Check here why you should trek to Poon hill in autumn.

  • Amazing weather and eye-captivating mountain views
  • Smooth temperature conditions
  • Meet lots of friendly people and share experiences
  • Enjoy the most popular Hindu festival Dashain
  • Experiencing Gurung and Magar culture and lifestyle
  • Unblocking sunrise from Poon hill

Pon Hill Trek Difficulties in Autumn

The Ghandruk circuit is an easy trek, although there might be some difficulties while doing this trip in Autumn. What kinds of difficulties you may face during the Ghorepani visit in autumn then? Check them out here:

  • Some rainy days in September
  • Getting cold temperatures in November
  • Crowd trail and lodges

Poon Hill Trek in Spring

Spring begins in March and stays until May. It is also a special trekking season in Nepal to the mountain region. Spring is the season when you can see blooming colorful flowers in the forest. The forest around the Ghorepani trekking region has been covered by rhododendron forest, so you can see a beautiful forest with blooming rhododendron during your poon hill trek in spring.

Spring is a dry season, so there will not be a chance of rain, but it might be some big wind and hail stone in the evening sometimes. There might be hazy days during spring in the lower region and you might not see clear visibility from a far distance, but you can see amazing views from Poon hill.

Highlights of Ghorepani Trekking in Spring

  • Trekking in warm temperature
  • Stunning mountain views and unblocking sunrise from Poon hill
  • Blooming rhododendron in the forest
  • Meet lots of new people from all around the world and share experiences
  • Explore festivals like Chaite Dashain, Buddha Purnima, and more with the Nepalese new year

Poon Hill Trek in Winter

You can also trek to Ghorepani Poon hill in winter. The winter starts in December and stays until February. It will be a cold temperature these times, so you need to have super warm trekking gear. It will be colder in December compared to November and spring, but the views are even better from morning to evening.

The views in the morning during winter are beautiful because of the fog in the valley with mist. It lifts higher after the sun's heat and covers the mountains during the day.

If you do not like to trek in crowded, and do not mind cold temperatures, winter can be one of the best times for you. The lodges are mostly empty during the winter, so you do not worry about booking accommodation during the winter Ghorepani trek.

Ghorepani Trek in Summer

The Summer months are June, July, and August in Nepal. It rains a lot during these months, so trekking to the Ghorepani Poon hill is not a perfect season at these times. The visibility is not good, so you might not have amusement from the trek during the summer.

The trekking trails are slippery and lots of leeches along the way. You may not see mountain views, but it might be a clear day sometimes also in the monsoon. You can see greenery surroundings, beautiful waterfalls, and other natural beauties during trekking to Poon hill in summer. You need to bring rain gear and waterproof hiking boots if you are planning a trek to Ghorepani Poon hill in summer.

Note: Take a salt pouch to remove leeches from your boots.

Conclusion

March to May in spring and September to November are considered the best times to trek to the Ghorepani Poon hill. Although, December could one of the best months because the weather remains clear from morning to evening. You can even trek to Poon hill during January and February. It will be cold temperatures, but the views are still nice in winter. Like the other 3 seasons, summer may not be a perfect time for Ghorepani Pon hill, but if you love greenery and other natural beauties with a peaceful environment, you can still trek during monsoon season.

Rajesh Thapaliya

Rajesh Thapaliya

Namaste! I am Rajesh, a Nepal travel blogger who provides Nepal travel tips to travellers who are planning to visit Nepal and know about Nepal.

I am a tourism service provider in Nepal So far, I have been to the Nepalese Himalayan base camps as a tour leader and collected lots of information about the Nepalese Himalayas. You can find my experiences in my travel blogs, so it may make it a lot easier for you to travel to Nepal.

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