Poon Hill Weather November and December

Poon Hill Weather November and December

Poon Hill attracts thousands of trekkers each year. The trek offers captivating views of the Himalayan mountain ranges. This short trek is not bothered by the weather or the altitude.

The weather at Poon Hill is quite mild because it is at a lower altitude (3200m). As compared to the Annapurna Region or the Everest Region it is quite comfortable and rewarding.

The best part is the early morning hike to Poon Hill for a spectacular sunrise over the Himalayas. This short trip is equally popular locally and for the international tourists.

Poon Hill trek is suitable for every trekking enthusiasts and in any time of the year, But for the success, you must prepare appropriately. The trek is absolutely doable in November and December as well.

As November approaches, it starts to get colder in Poon Hill like the rest of the country.

It is offseason for tourists flying to Nepal during winter and monsoon but Poon Hill is unaffected by that. With some insulating jackets and some winter gear, this spectacular journey is possible.

Actually, the views are captivating during the winters, it is due to the snowy mountain ranges. Sunshine over those snowy mountains is breathtaking. And such views are best in winters.

Poon Hill Weather in November and December

November is the last month of the autumn season. It is mostly dry and there are very fewer chances of rain during November and December. After summer, rain decreases significantly so there is very less chance of rain during November. The precipitation during November is around 6 mm.

You can begin to feel the chill starting the end of October. The temperature in November tends to drop a bit.

The average temperature of Poon Hill during the day is around 5 degree Celsius. This is quite a nice time for you to involve in walking. As winter approaches, the temperature starts dripping.

It definitely starts to get colder as winter is just around the corner.

December is quite colder. The average temperature during the day in Poon Hill is 2.7 degree Celsius. The maximum temperature for the day is around 8.1 degrees and reaches -3.4 degrees minimum.

Yes, some places along the trekking trails reach the temperature below 0 degrees too. The tea houses along the way are cozy and warm. So, this temperature drop should not bother you.

Afterall you will be walking during the day and will be indoors at night. It is very less likely for you to feel the chill.

Winter in Poon Hill lasts from December to February. December is the first month of the winter in this region.

Don’t get alarmed! Winters are gentle at Poon Hill because it is not at a high altitude.

Also, the precipitation is lowest in December. The chance of rain during December is about nill.

The weather in November and December remains pretty good. Many consider November a great time to trek to Poon Hill but December too is an amazing time of the year.

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Highlights of the Poon Hill trek during November and December

There is always a debate on which season is the best. Well, each season is unique and you will need to find one that will best suit your need.

November and December is best for taking absolutely gorgeous pictures. Some of the major highlights of Poon Hill trekking are as follows:

  • The climatic conditions along the trek are just about perfect. A great time to enjoy the pristine beauty.
  • You will get the best panoramic view of the snow-capped mountains and the landscapes.
  • It is a month when the trekking traffic is low. So, people who are looking for a peaceful trek can have a wonderful time trekking in season.
  • The tea houses are not packed during the trek. So, you can have all the extra mattresses, pillows, and blankets without having to rush.

Poon Hill Weather in Other Seasons of the Year

Poon Hill experiences four seasons in a year. So, let us give you a brief information on each one:

During Spring (March to May) the temperature at Poon Hill sees a maximum of 20 degrees and a minimum of 2 degrees Celsius

Spring is generally one of the most suitable months to trek in Nepal. It is one of the most comfortable time to trek to Poon Hill.

The combination of the mild temperature, lush vegetation, and clear skies is absolutely perfect.

Chances of rain is very low in spring too. It is lowest in March but reasonably high in May. This is because monsoon approaches by the end of March.

During summer (June to August) the temperature at Poon Hill sees a maximum of 20 degrees and a minimum of 14 degrees Celsius.

Summer during Poon Hill trek is warm, making it possible for you to trek in t-shirts and shorts. It is also an offseason so you can feel free to enjoy the perks at tea houses and a peaceful trek.

Be sure to be well geared for the rain, June and July experiences a lot of rain. But as August approaches, it tends to decrease and you will be surrounded by lush green surrounding.

Autumn (September- November) is another great time to trek to Poon Hill. After summer, the monsoon halts making it the best time to be outdoors. The weather is cool and soothing.

During autumn the temperature at Poon Hill in autumn sees a maximum of 17 degrees and a minimum of 0 degrees Celsius.

While winters are a bit cold, it seen a maximum temperature of 8 degrees and minimum temperature of -3.4 degree celsius.

Tips for Poon Hill Trek in November and December

  • Do not forget to carry sleeping bags.
  • Dress in layers.
  • Drink enough water. Although it is winter, you can not compromise on your health.
  • Pack light, pack wise.
  • Walk slowly, take enough rest. Do not rush in the trails.

Packing for Poon Hill in November and December

It is very important to pack wisely for the best trekking experience. After a couple of hours of uphill, you will start to be burdened by your own weight. Why add more to it? Pack light yet effective.

Here are few packing essentials to carry for Poon Hill trek that you might consider for November-December.

  • A pair of really good Hiking Boots or shoes
  • A pair of Sandals for bathroom use
  • Multiple Socks
  • Two Pair of Hiking Pants
  • A comfortable pair of pajamas
  • Three or four T-Shirts
  • A Long Sleeve Shirts can be suitable for night
  • Fleece Top
  • A Rainproof Jacket in case
  • An insulating Jacket
  • A nice warm Hat to keep your head warm.
  • A pair of warm Gloves
  • Trekking Poles
  • Water Bottle
  • Water Purification Tablets
  • A beauty case including basics such as Face Lotion, sunscreen etc.
  • Roll of Toilet paper
  • A good pair of Sunglasses
  • Backpack
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Head Torch
  • Quick Dry Towel
  • First aid kit in case of injury
  • Phone and Camera
  • USB Power bank
  • Power Plug Adapter
  • Cash Money – There are no ATMs along the way.

Note: This is just a general idea of what you might need, please feel free to personalize it.

Accommodation for November, December

Trekking in Nepal is possible all year round. Of course, there are peak season and offseason.

Spring and Autumn are the most popular seasons for trekking in Nepal. It is the time when the trials are crowded with trekkers. During these times of the year, you will need to pre-book your accommodation and flights.

The trekking traffic in Poon Hill is low in November and December. The Tea Houses, however, are always open and welcome to any trekker any time of the year.

The best part of trekking during November December is that you don’t need to rush for accommodation. And you will get the full service and undivided attention from the locals.

Feel free to browse along the tea-houses to suit to your need. You can do this as you get there. Choose the one with the best view and service.

What a great way to enjoy your trip.

Last Say,

Poon Hill is a short trek and is not bothered by the local weather or temperature. It is blissful no matter when you choose to get there.

Since November-December is not a peak time, you could get accommodated at good rates. But, if choose to trek Ghorepani Poon Hill in this time of the year, it might be a bit colder. Prepare yourself with warm clothing and proper gear.

You will find several Tea Houses on the way to Ghorepani. Spend some time in some of those teahouses for some rest and to take a moment to enjoy the nature.

If winter is your thing, do not miss out on November-December trek to Poon Hill. The experience is amazing and unmatched with any other season.

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