This Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a popular, short and easy adventure at Annapurna region of Nepal. This trek can be experienced without much effort. The main destination, as well as the major highlight of this trek, is the Poon Hill Viewpoint located at 3210 m above sea level that offers stunning views of Annapurna Himalayan range along with Machhapuchre and Dhaulagiri Himalayas.
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek begins as we take a drive from the scenic lake city of Pokhara to the starting point of the trek at Nayapul. We will then hike towards Tikhedhunga, Ulleri and Ghorepani as we climb 3300 stone steps and cross the beautiful bamboo and rhododendron forests that blossom in spring. (March, April)
In this way, we finally hike up to Poonhill before sunrise to experience a magical sunrise view. Views of snow capped mountains from Poon Hill can’t be described in words when the warm rays of early sun gradually strike the Himalayan giants including Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Annapurna I (8,091 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,040 m), Annapurna south (7219 m), Annapurna II (7937 m), Annapurna III (7555 m), Annapurna IV (7525 m), Hiunchuli (6441 m), Fishtail or Machhapuchhre (6,997 m), Lamjung Himal (6,986 m), Tukuche peak (6,920 m), Dhampus peak (6,012 m) among others.
After experiencing the best of sunrise views, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek now gives us an insight into the local Gurung and Magar culture, tradition and lifestyle as we descend through culturally affluent and naturally blessed villages of Ghandruk and Birethanti.
Anyone with moderate level of fitness can join this trip without any risk of altitude sickness.
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