A Fleeting Look at Poon Hill
Poonhill Trekking also known as Annapurna Sunrise Trekking is one of the most popular and relatively easy hikes that wind through the beautiful ethnic villages of the Annapurna region. The view of the sunrise from Poon Hill is magnificent, which would be one of the best views of the Annapurna trek and easily accessible from Pokhara. Invigorating through some rhododendron forests, Poonhill Trekking in Nepal will let you feel the Himalayan Panorama while providing you the opportunities to get close to the local. The spectacular panorama stretches from Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Tukche peak (6920m), Nilgiri (6940m), Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna I (8091m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Machhapuchhre (6997m) and the LamjungHimal and Manaslu to Far East.
World highest trek has been organizing Poon Hill trek starting from Nayapul after one and half hour drive from Pokhara. It is a spectacular retreat that combines the incredible beauty of nature with the flavour of the unique local culture that makes your trip so healthy.As you pass by the path retains mosaic valleys, dense moss covered with frozen waterfalls. It also offers picturesque mountain villages, brilliant rhododendron forests and an expansion of ethnic groups and cultures.The warm welcome of the local Gurung and Magar villages is equally as enjoyable.This trek is includes the famous challenge at Ulleri where there are more than 3000 stone steps to ascend. There are also the hot springs at Jhinu to enjoy after a day’shike and time spent in the colourful vibrant town of Pokhara.
Poon Hill is the most popular hiking spot in Nepal, and as a result, there are plenty of places to stay, but they vary.You shouldn't need a guide esp if there's two of you, the locals are so used to tourists walking through if you are unsure of the way they will point it out for you. And there are hundreds of teahouses all the way up so you will be sure to find somewhere.Most of the treks in Nepal offer good food along the trails.Nepal's most distinctive dishes are dal bhat (rice and lentils) and the popular momos (dumplings) which you will find out along the trail. There is no better way to understand Nepal and the Nepalese people, than through their cuisine. Nepal does not have one distinct cooking style. However, food habits differ depending on the region.
However, since this trek is an easy to moderate hike, you should hike 4 to 6 hours a day climbing the stairs and steep hills. In addition, the weather on Poon Hill is extremely impulsive, which can add a brick to the difficulty level.The best time to trek to Poon Hill is from April to May and September to early December. At this time, the climate is wonderful, the sky clear, and it's not too cold. Expect sunny hot days around 18 degrees Celsius and nights dropping to close to freezing point. The rainy or snowy period you may need to face more challenges as the ways are muddy and the skies are cloudy even raining/snowing which may miss the panoramic views.
So if you would like to take a short hike to Poonhill, please contact us to book this trip immediately. Our team at World Highest Trek ensures you will live up to the experience of your life time.