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As this trek is at a relatively low altitude it never gets really cold.  Most of the year-round you can get away with trekking in short sleeves during the middle of the day.  Obviously warmer clothes are needed for morning and evenings and rain gear is advised during the monsoon.

Here is a breakdown of the weather throughout the year.

Spring – March, April, May

ghorepani poon hill

Temperatures will range between 10 to 24oC, with the temperature on Poon Hill itself dropping to freezing point.  In March it is cooler than in May, with the temperatures gradually rising as the season goes on.  There is no rain during this time and the skies will be clear.  The average temperature in Ghorepani is 13oC.  This is an excellent time to trek.

FAQ trekking PoonHill in Spring

What is the best things about March April, May season?

Weather and rhododendron flower is the best thing

Do I have to prepare for cold?

You don’t have to be super prepared. It won’t be cold in this season

Is there any place to chill out and relax during the trek?

You can do it at the end of the trek in Pokhara.

How crowded will be the trail?

The trail will be mostly busy.

Summer/ Monsoon – June, July, August

Temperatures are not so different from those of the springtime, being perhaps a bit less cold at the higher points of this trek. Expect temperatures around 9 to 24oC, with drops when it rains.

Unless you are unlucky, it is most likely to rain only for a short period every day.  You might have no rain at all or it might be a particularly wet week when you go.  If you are flexible, you can check the weather forecast ahead of time, bearing in mind this change rapidly.  Or just embrace the cool monsoon rains!

But be prepared for slippery paths.  The average temperature in Ghorepani is 17oC. It’s a personal choice – either you like rain or you do not!

What shall I expect during the raining season?

Expect the rain and leeches. If you don’t have problem with that, it is still viable to trek Ghorepani Poon hill Trek

Is there anyway to check the weather before trekking?

Yes, you can check the weather forecast. However, it is not reliable. Things change very quickly in the mountain and we recommend you to prepare for the rain.

Will there be landslide on this trail?

No, This is not a landslide area. It is very unlikely to happen.

Do you recommend to trek alone in this season?

No, there will be very less people in the trail. We recommend you to find a trekking partner or hire a company during this season.

What shall I expect during the raining season?

Expect the rain and leeches. If you don’t have problem with that, it is still viable to trek Ghorepani Poon hill Trek

Is it safe to trek with children in rainy season?

Yes, It is completely safe to trek with children in rainy season assuming that they have prior hiking experience.

Autumn – September, October, November

Temperatures are similar to spring, getting cooler as the season gets later. But expect in the region of 10 to 24oC, with the temperature on Poon Hill itself dropping to freezing point.  The weather is, overall, very temperate and lovely.

There is some rain in September but by November, the sky is clear blue.  With the average temperature in Ghorepani of 12oC, there is a reason this is the most popular trekking season!

What is so special about this season.

If you come around October November, You might see the greatest Nepali festival – Dashawn and Tihar. Make sure to check Nepali Calendar for this. Please note Nepali Calendar is different. Weather is good.

Any recommendation for this season?

Book a trek in advance. It is one of the busiest seasons in Nepal

See Also: What kind of food is available in Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek?

Winter – December, January, February

poon hill tower in december

As the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a low altitude trek the trails are open during the winter.  Temperatures will drop to freezing some mornings and evenings. The average temperature at Ghorepani is 4oC.

But at lower altitudes, you can still get day time temperatures around 15oC.  It is unusual for there to be any rain at this time of year. There may be some snow.  Although it will not be heavy snowfalls, in the forested areas the snow may lie for some time making the trails slippery.

With no clouds in the sky, this is a lovely time to trek and not nearly as cold as Annapurna Base Camp or other higher altitude trekking areas.

If you need more information on this trek or any other trek, please get in touch with us here at Magical Nepal.

FAQ – Trekking Ghorepani Poonhill trek in Winter

I don’t mind cold. Can I trek in Winter?

Yes, If you don’t mind cold. You can completely trek Gorepani Poonhill in Winter.

Is it hard to find accommodation in Winter?

No, It is easy to find accommodation in Winter. Most of the teahouses are open in winter.