Poon Hill

Description

  1. Length in days 3 days
  2. Traildino grading MW, Moderate walk, backpacking trail
  3. Hut tour grading T1, Walk

Poon Hill, Annapurna South - by Henk

3 days one way

A popular hike from Pokhara is the climb to Poon Hill, or Ghorepani. This climb is also part of the Annapurna Circuit. But tourists who lack time like to choose this short trek, particularly for the marvellous views of the Himalaya from this 3194 m high hill. Starting from the west, the panorama includes Dhaulagiri (8167 m), then Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna South (7219 m) and Machapuchare (Fishtail Mountain, 6993 m), as far as Manaslu (8156 m) in the east.

The climb itself is an infinite series of stairs, with equally infinite caravans of mules, lovely villages, rice fields and subtropical landscapes in the lower regions, and forests of  rhodondendron higher up. The descent into the Kali Gandaki valley passes through these biotopes all over again in reverse. Once down in the valley, you can catch a bus and return to Pokhara, to relax in an internet café and upload your adventures to your page on Facebook.

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Poon Hill

Books

De Zwerver
Netherlands
2012
  • Wandelgids Annapurna Treks | Rother verlag | Stephan Baur,Susanne Kauper
  • > Der Himalaya, das Dach der Welt, zieht viele Bergsteiger und Wanderer magisch an. Kein anderes Land wird so eng mit Trekking im Himalaya verbunden wie Nepal; das Annapurna-Gebiet zählt wohl zu den bekanntesten Trekkinggebieten der Erde. Es sind die Gegensätze, die diese Region so einzigartig machen: schneebedeckte Eisriesen und grüne... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
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  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
  • Cicerone Press , United Kingdom
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2013
  • Wandelgids Annapurna - A Trekker´s Guide - Nepal | Cicerone |
  • Trekkinggids met de gedetailleerde beschrijving van de klassieke Annapurna-trek, maar ook vele varianten en dagtochten. Goede etappe-beschrijvingen met veel praktische info. Seen from the lakeside town of Pokhara in central Nepal, a tremendous wall of snow and ice-capped mountains dominates the northern horizon; the Annapurna Himal. With no... Read more
Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2013
  • Annapurna
  • An essential guidebook to the Annapurna region; the most popular trekking area in Nepal and a magnet for those who love mountains. 14 diverse treks update old favourites such as the classic Annapurna Circuit, and introduce exciting new routes in the Himalayas. Packed full of information on trekking seasons, local culture and recommended equipment. Read more
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Walking holidays

Sawadee
Netherlands
  • ANNAPURNA SANCTUARY
  • The Annapurna Himal is a vast massif with several peaks above 7000m. Part of the range forms a natural amphitheatre known as the Annapurna Sanctuary, ringed by such giants as Annapurna 1, Glacier Dome, Gangapurna, Fang and Machhapuchhare. We trek through forested hillsides to Ghorepani where we ascend Poon Hill for a magnificent panoramic... Read more
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