Poon Hill Weather

  • Updated on Feb 23, 2020
  • Ram Khadka
Poon Hill Weather

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Very close to the gorgeous city of Pokhara lies a place full of beautiful villages, friendly people, friendly climatic conditions as well as relatively low altitude called Poon Hill. This place is an ideal destination for people who are looking for a short trek and an awesome view of mountains in theAnnapurna region.

Poon Hill lies in the western part of Nepal. You can get to the starting point of thePoon Hill trek from Pokhara in a taxi or a private jeep. From there, in a time of about 4 to 5 days only, you will have completed the Poon Hill trek.

The fact the Poon Hill lies in a low altitude makes it safe to travel for anyone who is worried about altitude sickness. Besides, the trek can be completed in a relatively short duration. This means that you don’t have to spend any time training to complete this trek.


Geography of Poon Hill

Poon Hill lies at an altitude of 3200 meters. This means that it lies in the lower altitude as the Annapurna Region. The Poon Hill region has other wonderful villages that along with its trek. These villages are classic Nepali villages with a lot of people who reflect the tradition and culture of the region.

In order to get to Poon Hill, you will have spent a night in a village called Ghorepani. Ghorepani lies within the boundaries of the Annapurna Conservation Area and is lower in altitude than Poon Hill.

Altitude Sickness- something that many trekkers are watchful of, is not a practical threat when you trek in the geography of Poon Hill and the surrounding areas. Besides, you will have taken the only small gain in altitude in your trekking route thereby reducing the chances of altitude sickness.

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Weather in Poon Hill

Lower altitude of Poon Hill also means that the weather and temperature are going to be mild. When you go to high altitude to trek, you have to constantly be careful of the temperature differences between the daytime and nighttime but this is not the case for the Poon Hill trek.

Also, the small gain in altitude means that the temperature differences between various places along the trekking route are not high. Besides, the summer and winter temperatures are not wildly varying.

There might be chances of the temperature going slightly below the mark of 0 degrees in some winter months but with sensible packing, this is not a major worry. Also in the summers, the temperatures are in the mid 20’s making it possible for you to trek in a t-shirt!!

Let us take a look at the weather and temperatures according to the seasons:


Poon Hill Weather - Spring (March, April & May)

Spring is perhaps one of the most beautiful months to trek in Nepal and lasts from March to May. Mild temperatures, low precipitation, lush vegetation, clear skies, and wonderful trekking experience- just what you are looking for while trekking.

The temperature is lowest in Poon Hill in the month of March and highest in the month of May.

In May it can get as high as 25 degrees in some parts of your path. The lowest temperature gets in March is in Ghorepani.

Poon Hill Trek Temperature in Spring:

PlaceElevationAvg TempMin TempMax Temp
Pokhara1400 m/4593 ft22.1°C12.8°C29.7°C
Ulleri1960 m/6430 ft15.7°C7.4°C24.6°C
Ghandruk1931 m/6361 ft14.2 °C6.7°C24.1°C
Ghorepani2874 m/ 9429 ft10.1°C1.5°C

19.6°C

The precipitation is the lowest in the month of March for the spring season. The precipitation is the highest in the month of May and this is expected as the Monsoon season begins in Nepal from the month of June.

Poon Hill Weather - Summer (June, July & August)

The summer in Poon Hill lasts from June to August. Summer during your Poon Hill trek is really warm making it possible for you to trek in t-shirts and shorts. How convenient!!

But you also have to make sure that you are geared up for any chances of rain in this season. Summer in Nepal coincides with the monsoon.

Poon Hill Trek Temperature in Summer:

PlaceElevationAvg TempMin TempMax Temp
Pokhara1400 m/4593 ft25.3°C20.7°C29.1°C
Ulleri1960 m/6430 ft19.3°C14°C24.6°C
Ghandruk1931 m/6361 ft18.7 °C13.6.7°C24.1°C
Ghorepani2874 m/ 9429 ft14.1°C9.6°C20°C

June, July and August are the months with the highest amount of rainfall too. The amount of rainfall in June is almost half as that in the month of July. July experiences the highest rainfall. The rainfall also decreases in August.


Poon Hill Weather - Autumn (September, October & November) 

Autumn is another month besides Spring which is the most favorable for the purpose of trekking. This is the reason why Nepal’s trekking routes are visibly full of domestic and international trekkers as well as hikers.

Autumn falls in the month of September to November. After the summer season, rainfall in the Poon Hill trek decreases quite significantly and reaches to the lowest in the month of November.

The precipitation in the month of November in Ghorepani is a mere 6 mm.

Poon Hill Trek Temperature in Autumn:

PlaceElevationAvg TempMin TempMax Temp
Pokhara1400 m/4593 ft21.6°C11.6°C28°C
Ulleri1960 m/6430 ft16.3°C6.3°C22.7°C
Ghandruk1931 m/6361 ft14.8°C5.4°C22.1°C
Ghorepani2874 m/ 9429 ft9.6°C0°C17.4°C


Poon Hill Weather - Winter (December, January & February)

Winter in Nepal, and therefore Poon Hill, falls in the month of December to February. The temperatures at certain places in the trekking route to Poon Hill does go below the freezing point of water. But these temperatures are nowhere as cold as that in the Base Camp regions.

Also, the chances of cloud covering the mountains are minimum in the winters. So if you can bear a bit of the cold that the mountains offer you, you can experience some of the most splendid views of the Annapurna region.

Poon Hill Trek Temperature in Winter:

PlaceElevationAvg TempMin TempMax Temp
Pokhara1400 m/4593 ft13.2°C7.3°C21.2°C
Ulleri1960 m/6430 ft8.3C2.2°C14.8°C
Ghandruk1931 m/6361 ft8.7°C1.6°C14.2°C
Ghorepani2874 m/ 9429 ft2.7°C-3.4°C8.1°C

As in the month of November, the precipitation is some of the lowest in the Winter season in Poon Hill. This means that the chances of rain to disturb your trek or cloud covering to stop you from capturing some splendid pictures are extremely low.

Furthermore, the temperature barely goes below zero. So you shouldn’t worry about trekking in this region even in the winters


Final Word

Poon Hill weather & temperature is perfect for trekking in any season- whether it be Summers, Winters, Spring or Autumn. All of these seasons have their own specialty. Yes, when you travel in the monsoon, you have to bring a waterproof shell jacket. But what else is there to worry about? Come to this wonderful trekking route and see the splendid Annapurna mountains in all its beauty.

Do not hesitate to contact us in case you want to trek to Poon Hill or other trekking routes in Nepal.

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!