Trekking Gear for Ghorepani Poon Hill

  • Dec 16, 2022
  • Rajesh Thapaliya

Poon hill trek is not a physically demanding trek and usually won’t be freezing temperatures except for the winter season, so you do not need to worry about taking lots of warm equipment. It is recommended for non-adventurous trekkers, families, and elderlies. Ghorepani Ghandruk circuit trek offers one of the best aspects of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna massifs.

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The Ghandruk circuit trek is a 5-day mountain in the Annapurna region, which starts from a beautiful lake city Pokhara with a drive to Nayapul and treks to Ulleri on the first day. After that, it goes to Ghorepani, hikes to Poonhill, and walks to Tadapani and Ghandruk before making a circuit and arriving back in Napulll to catch the final drive to Pokhara. It is one of the best altitude practice treks for trekkers who are planning longer mountain treks such as the Everest base camp or other high pass treks.

The requirement for the trekking gear and clothing for the Poon hill trek depends on the season. You need to pack warm clothes for winter and November compared to spring and summer. You can see detailed information about the Ghorepani trek gear below in this post:

Backpacks

Rucksack or Duffel Bag

The duffel bag is to pack all the trekking gear which we provide for you and it is carried by a porter. But, if you do not want to hire a porter, you better use a rucksack.

Daypack

You need to have a daypack for the trek, where you can put your valuables, day snacks, water, rain gear, and one set of warm clothes for the day.

Head Wear

Sun hat

The trek begins from a low region and ends back at the same elevation. There will be sharp sun rays in these areas, so you need to have a sun hat to protect your face and head from these rays. Also, you might be dehydrated from the direct heat.

Winter Hat

The winter hat, made of wool/fleece or other materials covering your ears is compulsory for the Ghorepani trek if you are on a trek from November to February. You can have them the other times also, but it is not very needy for spring and summer.

Body Wear

Thermal Layer

If you are on the Ghorepani Ghandruk trek during November, December, January, and February, you must have to bring thermal layers. You might not need to wear them during the day while you walk, but it is compulsory for the morning and evening.

Trekking Shirts

You can pack 2 full and 1 half sleeve trekking shirts for the Ghandruk circuit trek. The shirt should be light and quickly drier because you will get sweet and need to be dry for the next day's use. Although you can hang them close to the fire heater at the lodge in the evening. You can wear a half t-shirt at the lower regions like at the beginning and end of the trek.

High Neck T-shirt/Fleece Jacket

It will be cold in the morning especially when you go Poon hill for sunrise, so you need to wear a high neck t-shirt or fleece jacket. Also, you can wear them during walking in winter and November temperature. But, it is not mandatory if you are on a trek during spring and summer.

Windstopper

It will be windy in December, January, and February, so packing Windstopper before going to the Poon hill trek is a smart idea. You can wear it while you walk in the higher region above the fleece layer.

Down Jacket

A down jacket for this short Poon hill trek is compulsory if you are visiting after mid-October to the end of February, but you can trek with another regular winter jacket during September, spring, and summer. We provide down jackets for our clients for the trek if you do not have any.

Winterproof Trousers

It is not very essential, but it is good to bring. Some people can not adore freezing, so bringing windproof trousers is highly recommended for those people. You can wear this while you hike Poon hill early morning.

Trekking Trouser

Two trekking trousers will be enough for the Ghorepani trek and a zip-off one will be better.

Extra Changing Clothes

You will sweat during the walk, so you need to change dry and warm clothes when you reach the lodge. Take one set of extra clothes to change for the evening.

Hand Wear

Thin Lightweight Gloves

The gloves are not compulsory if you are on the trek in spring, summer, and September, but you need to have them for October, November, and winter.

Heavyweight Winter Gloves

You do not need heavyweight gloves all the time for the Poon hill trek, but it is compulsory for November and the winter season especially when you hike to Poon hill in the morning.

Footwear

Hiking Boots

Hiking boots are the major footwear for the trek that you use for walking during the trek. It should be a perfect size for your feet other you might get blisters with an up and downhill walk.

Sport Shoes

Sports shoes are really useful while you are in the lodge during the evening and morning. We recommend using sport shoes in the guesthouse rather than sandals because it keeps your feet warm.

Water Sandals

Do not forget to pack water sandals for the trek. You need them when you go for a shower and washroom at night.

Trekking Socks

You need to have 2 pairs of warm trekking socks and one extra pair for the guesthouse used with sports shoes for the Ghorepani Poon hill trek.

Other Essentiels

Besides the listed equipment list from above for the Ghorepani Poon hill trek, you need to pack some other essentials like your daily usage things, medications, toiletries, and more. See below that you need to take extra things for the Poon hill trek.

  • Rain gear
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun lotion
  • Moisturizer cream
  • Lipbalm
  • Headtorch
  • Water bottle
  • Quick drier light towel
  • Toilet rolls
  • Baby Wipes
  • Soap, shampoo, toothbrush, and toothpaste
  • Multi usages power socket
  • Nepalese rupees
  • Extra camera battery

If you are doing any other short treks in Nepal like the Mardi Himal trek, Khopra Danda trek, or Mohare Danda trek in the Annapurna region, you can use the same trekking equipment. You can contact us and ask any other questions about trekking equipment, difficulties, or any subject before you are traveling in the Nepalese Himalayas.

Rajesh Thapaliya

Rajesh Thapaliya

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