Poon Hill trek December

  • Updated on Feb 23, 2020
  • Ram Khadka
Poon Hill trek December

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December is the month in Nepal when the winter has set in. This means that certain parts of the country are going to get extremely cold. So you might be tempted to ask, ”Can I trek in Poon Hill in December?” Well, why not?

Poon Hill trekis one of the easiest in terms of the number of trekking days as well as the difficulty of the trek. Furthermore, it is located at an altitude which is reasonable and the chances of altitude sickness are also low.

The lower altitude also results in the fact that the places along the trek do not get unbearably cold. Also, the winter allows you to have awesome viewing conditions as the precipitation is quite low.

Trekking in December is Poon Hill is a wonderful experience. Let us take a look at the various things you have to consider before you start the Poon Hill trek.

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Poon Hill trek altitude

Poon Hill trek starts from a very altitude. Pokhara, the place where you go the starting point of the actual trek is merely 1400 meters above the sea-level. You actually descend to an altitude of 1070 meters when you start from Nayapul.

There is a gradual way in which you gain altitude as you go along the Poon Hill trek. The altitude gain is not significant enough to give you problems in terms of acclimatizing to the climate. Besides, the altitude sickness starts having a toll on your body as you go over 3000 meters mark.

In the Poon Hill trek, the highest you reach is 3200 meters. And there is the fact that you climb down to a lower altitude on the same day. So, altitude and the sickness caused by it must not be a problem at all.

The highest altitude you gain is in the day you trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani. The altitudes you gain while trekking from Ulleri to Ghorepani is almost 900 meters in a day. This is something a normal body manages to deal with easily.
 

The weather of Poon Hill in December

December is the month of winter in Poon Hill. Yes, some places along the trekking trails have a temperature below 0 degrees but this is not a concern at all. The tea houses along the way are cosy and warm. Besides, when do you expect your packing to come to rescue you?

Winter in Poon Hill lasts from December to February. As December is the first month of the winter in this region, this month is not even the coldest of the year. The coldest the Poon Hill region gets is in the month of January.

Poon Hill Trek Temperature in December:

PlaceElevationAvg TempMin TempMax Temp
Pokhara1400 m/4593 ft13.8°C7.7°C19.9°C
Ulleri1960 m/6430 ft8.7C3.3°C14.2°C
Ghandruk1931 m/6361 ft8°C2.6°C13.5°C
Ghorepani2874 m/ 9429 ft3.3 °C-2.3°C8.9°C

As you can see, none of the places along the trekking route has an average temperature below 0 degrees. Yes, there are possibilities that such a dip could be observed, but you can prepare accordingly.

Besides, the precipitation in Poon Hill in the month of December is the second-lowest- next only to the month of November. You also have to note that these differences are marginal and practically the difference of precipitation between these months is merely 1mm.
 

Highlights of the Poon Hill trek in December

  • The climatic conditions are just about perfect with little precipitation, moderate temperatures along the trek and clear view of the mountains.
  • It is a month when the trekking traffic is low. So all the people who are looking for solitude while trekking can have a wonderful time trekking with peace and serenity.
  • The tea houses are not packed during the treks. So you can grab all the extra mattresses, pillows and blankets and have a wonderful night at the tea house.

if you are planning to trek Poon Hill in December, you can tell us your requirements and we can help you to manage your trip. 
 

FAQs about Poon Hill trek in December

1. Will trekking trails in the Poon Hill region be open in December?

Most definitely the trekking trails will be open. If you go to the Base Camp regions, there might be trails that are closed in the winters because of the fact that heavy snow occurs in places of higher altitudes. But, Poon Hill trek lies in a lower altitude. Therefore, such problems don’t arise.

2. Will I find accommodation in the Poon Hill region in December?

Trekking in Nepal doesn’t shut down in any season. That is not to say that there are no peak trekking seasons. Spring and Autumn are the most popular seasons for trekking in Nepal. Although the trekking traffic is low, the teahouses are open and welcome to any trekker.

3. How should I pack for Poon Hill December trek?

You should take into account the cold climate that you are likely to encounter in Ghorepani where the temperature can go down below the 0-degree mark. So you should bring a down jacket, trousers that will warm you in temperature below 0 and other woolen items to cover the areas of your body that might be bare.

4. Should I hire a guide for Poon Hill trekking in December?

It is a lot better if you do. What this does is allow you to feel comfortable and safe even when you are alone along empty trekking trails and give you a companion while you’re bored along the trek.
 

Conclusion

After reading this article, you should have no doubt that the Poon Hill trek in December is doable. Unlike the treks in Base Camps where you might have difficulty coping with the cold climatic conditions in December, you will not be faced with any difficulties of that sort. With a good guide, an eye on the weather forecast and proper packing, Poon Hill Trek will be a wonderful trip in December.

If you are looking for trekking in Poon Hill at any time of the year or other wonderful trekking destinations in Nepal, you can contact us easily.
 

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Ram Khadka

Ram Khadka

Hi there! I'm Ram Khadka, Founder of Sublime Trails Ltd. My main focus is to help travelers plan a perfect holiday in Nepal through trekking in sacred regions of Himalayas and tours in radiant cities with various historical and cultural sites. Besides, I am passionate about helping solo and guided travelers in Nepal find out about the best time, weather conditions and many more. Blogs I write are mainly about tips, facts, and suggestions about trekking in the Himalayas to help you make your trip a perfect one!