good hike, don't go organised or with porters/guides. Do the trek independent, there are more than enough tea houses along the way
I will tell you a secret that my guide ( Ram Chandra Adhikari) revealed to me. We were planning to go up to Poon hill at dawn to see the sun rise, but he said to us the day before that we should be going there during the sunset. The secret is that during sunset the orange light projects on... More
Poon Hill was made part of our trip to Annapurna Base Camp. A slight detour but well worth it. Anyone averagely fit can do this. We trekked via Nayapul - Hille - Gorephani. One the first day, we met some people coming down lamenting that they saw nothing, all fogged up and that it was wasted time. Well, in any... More
From Ghorepanni you depart very early, around 5.30am for Poon Hill. You will need a torch but don't worry too much as every other person at Ghorepanni will be taking the early morning trek. I went with my 9 year old twins. It was a very steep uphill hour and a bit. there are no toilets or anything, just walking... More
Most people seem to visit Poon Hill at dawn when it is cold and seems a big 300m climb. The views are wonderful and justify the effort. Poon Hill is an excellent warmup leading in to Annapurna base cam because it is a touch of altitude and of cold.
Both Sunsets and Sunrises are stunning - If you prefer there to be less people take the walk up to see the Sunset when there will be a few dozen people, whereas for the Sunrise there can be hundreds of people. If you visit for the sunset you will be making the returning downwards journey in the dark so take... More
Worth the walk under the moonlight, worth the cold...just worth it! The views are spectacular. The first light hitting the top of the Annapurna range is something I will never forget. Set your alarm and make the effort - you won't regret it.
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