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Ghorepani Poon hill trek during October and November

August 30, 2019

Ghorepani Poon hill trek during October and November

Ghorepani poon hill trek is for those trekkers who are short on time and passionate to explore the Remote life, Culture and wilderness. No doubt it is one of the most visited short treks in Nepal, which offers you a majestic Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain range.

Also, this short trek takes you from Low Altitude- 850 m up to 3210 m passing so many Local houses, water falls, Rivers, sky touching landscapes and leafy forest of Rhododendron and oak. Therefore, Ghorepani poon hill trek is suitable for all age group travelers as it is rich is wilderness, culture and numerous mountains.

This trek can be done within 3 days now from Pokhara if you are really tight in budget and time.

The Ghorepani poon hill trek is a lower loop holiday of massif Annapurna conservation area so that if you have doubt of acute mountain sickness than be assured it is not kind of trek where you will get hazard of AMS.

Season ways, The Autumn season, September to November and spring, march to May are the best time to trek but if you want to skip the crowd of trekkers than winter and monsoon season will be the great choice of trekking seasons. However, this short trek can be done during whole year without any obstructions.

Ghorepani is a name local mountain village, covering more than 40 tea houses and located at an altitude of 2875 m, likewise, poon hill is at 3210 m high. In this trek, the temperature will be mild thus, family tour, student tour, trek with kids, aged people, adventure hikers all differences of hikers visit this trip.

Table of content:

  1. Ghorepani poon hill trekking major highlights
  2. Ghorepani poon hill trekking weather during October and November
  3. Tea house Accommodation
  4. Trekking Equipment for Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking
  5. Beneficial Tips for Ghorepani Poon hill trekking in Oct & Nov
  6. Final Conclusion

1.Ghorepani poon hill trekking major highlights:

  • Trekking and walking experiences through the cultural villages and verdant forest,
  • Up close introduce with pure wilderness,
  • Beautifully made stone made steps from Thikhedunga to the top of Ulleri Village,
  • Visits Colorful Ghorepani village and Poon hill slope for sunrise view,
  • Enjoy more than 10 white mountain view from Ghorepani and Poon hill,
  • Sunset view from Tadapani,
  • Village walking around Ghandruk including Gurung Museum,

2. Ghorepani Poon hill trekking weather during October and November

If you are visiting Nepal for the purpose of trekking and hiking the best trekking months are October and November, equally for Ghorepani poon hill trek.

In the morning and evening of those months you can feel some cold but not that bad cold and while you are walking by afternoon time you can walk with your half paint and normal t-shirt. Only your day 2nd and 3rd will be little bit cold otherwise temperature during October and November will be perfect under the crystal clear blue sky.

However, each and every settlement you are staying on day 2nd and 3rd coldest night, you can have wooden hit in the dining hall, which makes you warm and at night there will be very warm blanket provided by the lodge.

According to our Guide, Porter and trekkers in the past we roughly determine the temperature of all different settlements.

Trekking camp                    Avg. Temp           at Night              Mid-day

Pokhara- 850 m                      23 °C                     13 °C                     29 °C

Ulleri – 1920 m                       18 °C                      7 °C                      21 °C

Ghorepani- 2875 m                 11 °C                     1 °C                       15 °C     

Tadapani – 2600 m                 13 °C                     3 °C                       17 °C

Ghandruk- 1850 m                  18 °C                     7 °C                       24 °C

3. Tea house Accommodation:

Ghorepani poon hill trek during October and November is really busy and crowded so that your Accommodation has to be reserved before reaching to your destination every day.

Rooms are relatively small in size than city hotel but you will have enough space to sleep and to keep your luggage. There will be twin beds in general but on request if there is space in the room you can add more beds and share with friends.  Mostly the tea houses are wooden made but since few years there are some modern concrete  buildings with room attached bathroom but only very few lodges provides this services.

Charging electric plus are not available in the room thus, you have to ask with hotel manager where to charge and also ask price for charging is important.

If you are following 4 night 5 days Ghorepani poon hill trekking itinerary, you can have better accommodation on day 2nd at Ghorepani and Day 4th at Ghandruk relatively than other two nights.

Price of Ghorepani trekking tea house accommodations are cheap but standard ways since few years there are some differences for the cost of accommodation but in general it cost about 3 to $15 US for twin bed room.

4. Trekking Equipment for Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking:

The most searching words during this short trekking is Trekking equipment. What to wear in this trek, what not to also any seasons during the year does not affects really for clothing because of very similar temperature. Although, if you are trekking in End of December and January, you should take warm cloths similarly trekking in monsoon (June to August) you should take rain cover and coat, however, entire years in this beautiful trek you can wear similar categories of cloths.

Our many years of trekking experiences recommend you to bring following list of trekking equipment for Ghorepani poon hill trekking in Oct & Dec:

  • Sleeping liner and Fleece Jacket,
  • Pairs of Socks, trekking paints and t-shirt,
  • Trekking shoes- normal shoes are fine,
  • Buff for neck to be warm,
  • A poncho for rain and Cap/ Hat,
  • Good camera and chargers,
  • Metal water bottle,
  • All Toiletries items,
  • Small bag for sight walking after reaching lodge,
  • Towel, sun glass, sun block cream, Glove and warm woolen hat
  • Trekking poles- if you first time hiker or over 60 aged,

Note: If you are city girl you may need hair dryer, Make up box, city dress etc. but in the mountain you cants use easily these items cause of cold and limits electrical power thus, you are suggested to keep in Pokhara for few days.

5. Beneficial Tips for Ghorepani Poon hill trekking in Oct & Nov:

  • Trek with Guide and Porter, that will makes your meaningful trek,
  • There is no money exchange; ATM machines in the Mountain hence, bring enough local currency (Nepalese Rupees).
  • Tea houses and lodges does not provides toilet papers in the mountain therefore you should buy either in Pokhara or buy from the small store near tea house/ at tea house,
  • You may get many leeches along the way during monsoon so, you are suggested to keep some salt or insect nauseating.
  • Internet services are provided from tea houses but payable cost 100 up to 200 for unlimited time,
  • Bring your own electrical devices charger,
  • Keep some changes with you for hot shower and battery charge,
  • Incase if you need general medication in the mountain there are some health post at Ulleri, Ghorepani and Ghandruk,
  • Don’t eat your proper dinner or breakfast out of your lodge otherwise they might charge you penalty,
  • Respect local people and culture,
  • Don’t fly drone in this conservation area,
  • Necket pictures are strictly prohibited otherwise you may  arrest from locals and pass to police,
  • Most of the villages does not sale plastic bottle due to the rubbish problem therefore, your personal water bottle is required to bring,
  • Bring two p.p size photo each trekker along your passport copy for trekking permit,
  • If you want to see the super clear sky and mountains than weak up early in the morning,
  • Don’t Bargain for food and Accommodation in the mountain, as they have fixed price on the menu.
  • Don’t get in to the Kitchen, it is not allow,
  •  Ask the price only if that is not mentioning on the menu,
  • Ask with local people first than take picture if you they say yes/OK.

6. Final Conclusion:

Ghorepani poon hill trekking is truly a best short trek in Annapurna region and poon hill is probably the 2nd popular view point IN Nepal after Kalapathar.  Different group of ethnic people, remote life styles, high Mountain View, rolling green hill view and exotic wilderness are the heart of this trek.

The best time for Ghorepani trekking is in Oct. and Nov than March to May but if you want to skip the crowd than rest of the months during the year can be your great choice to enjoy the trek in tranquil environments.

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