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“ABC Poon Hill Trek”

Annapurna Mountain Range
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Owner description: One of Nepal's famed mountain ranges, the Annapurna consists of several peaks of varying heights. Of these, Annapurna I and Annapurna II are the tallest at almost 8000 meters providing a spectacular panoramic view for anyone visiting the Himalayas.
Reviewed February 20, 2013

We had an unforgettable five-day trek to Poon Hill and back around the Annapurna region, rigorous enough to be exciting and filled with absolutely breathtaking views, without being too challenging for beginners like we were. Puru's an excellent guide -- professional, extremely knowledgeable and dependable. Highly recommend the Poon Hill trek for beginners looking for a bit of steep climbing, rain forestry and of course views, and of course even more advanced trekkers who'd like a shorter four or five day jaunt. It's a well-trodden path and at night times you sleep in little village guesthouses along the way, cheap places with identical menus (but prices the rise the higher you climb) and clean beds. Don't forget to wake up early for the Poon Hill sunrise. I won't forget it.

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Reviewed February 7, 2013

Highly recommend this trek. You need a medium amount of fitness and plan to walk up to elevation of 4100 meters ( from about 1000 m start point). You will cover about 80 km ( plan to walk about 4-6 hours / most days) over 9-10 days and plan on walking up & down thousands of well constructed stone steps and some trails. The accommodation is lodges/ tea houses ( very inexpensive, delightful/ friendly/ basic but comfortable. Food is "set tourist menu" is identical at all lodges in the conservation park area, includes pizza, pasta, eggs of every style, cost is inexpensive and served with friendly smile. Best route/ faster route is probably more direct naya pul - ghandruk to chhomrong options on way up/ down. Other versions are longer hours and harder work for the unprepared!! Enjoy its brilliant.

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Reviewed February 5, 2013

Ghorepani Poon-hill trek is a colorful and challenging short adventure into the Annapurna region. Which is one of the famous short trekking In Nepal.The trail winds through patchwork valleys, dense mossy forests and past icy waterfalls where you can stop to cool your face? Around every corner is a tantalizing glimpse of the high mountains, whole horizons of which will be revealed to you as you reach the high points of your trek. This trek in the Annapurna foothills to the astounding viewpoint on Poon Hill offers all the best of trekking in Nepal. Enjoy trekking in the spectacular mountain scenery through charming villages inhabited by the Gurungs, Magars dense rhododendron forests full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys, all set below the Annapurna with the picturesque peak of Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail Peak) dominating the skyline. At the climax of this trek you will climb Poon Hill at dawn to enjoy one of the most spectacular mountain views on Earth. As the sun touches the snow-capped summits the Himalayan giants, Dhaulagiri (8167m) and Annapurna (8091m) along with a maze of other peaks, slowly begin to appear, like magic, before our eyes. A rewarding trek that can be enjoyed by every lover of nature and beautiful landscape.

1  Thank Raj N
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

I had a very good experience with "Nature House Treks and Expedition". I had detailed prior information about the trek before actually going there which helped me to prepare for the trip in advanced. It was an amazing experience trekking in Annapurna Base Camp.

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Reviewed January 26, 2013

We are smitten! Being Norwegians, of course we have a flair for the mountains, but this is something else completely. Our first trip was in November and a 4 days hike in front of the fantastic Annapurna mountain range and covered Ulleri, Ghorepani, Tadepani, Ghandruk and finally the city of Phokara. The sunrise over the whole mountain range at Poon Hill is a memory that haunts and comforts us on a rainy day. Kaji is from the district and has been walking these mountains for many years. He arranged the best housing and food for us every place we came as he knows everybody along the route. The second trip was in March and an 8 days hike up the eastern route all up to Humde. Breathtaking scenery - along with fresh air and great exercise. Due to snowstorm on Thorung La we had to turn around. Kaji kept informed about the conditions all the way through his wide guide network and managed to get us back in time for our plane. He has guided groups and couples ranging from youths to seniors, so you do not need to be an experienced hiker. He does not recommend the hikes for young children unless they can be carried when they get tired. We are now planning our third trip and would recommend such an experience to anyone out there.

1  Thank Hedda Hoiland A
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