POON HILLS TRAVERSE

Poon Hill is situated north of the lake city of Pokhara and just
below the mighty Annapurna Range in central Nepal. From the summit, at 3210m, over 60 peaks higher than 6000m can be seen including the three giants of Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna I (8091m) and Manaslu (8163m) – ranked 7th, 10th and 8th of the world’s highest peaks. The sacred mountain of Machhapuchhare (the fish tail, 6997m) is visible in front of the range.

REgion

Central Nepal

FIRST TRIP

September 2018 

Trip Grading

2

Trip DURATION

5 days 

Best Period

April - May, September - November

Side TRIPS

Combine on to Annapurna Basecamp

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  1.  For those short on time the Poon Hill Traverse is a short circular trek offering a look into central Nepal

  2.  The Poon Hill summit offers one of the grandest mountain views of various peaks in central Nepal

  3.  Pokhara is a great place to start and end a trek located on a lake with excellent hotels and dining option

Poon Hill Traverse Gallery

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The town of Pokhara is short 25 minute flight away from Kathmandu

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Fish Tail dominating the view from Pokhara

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The trek starts at 1000m and the first two days of the trek involves a steady climb to 2850m

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Trail gradually moves above the tree line

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The longe cluster at Ghorepani 2850m from where the climb to the top of Poon Hill 3210m takes place

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Dramatic view of Dhaulagiri on the route to Poon Hill

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Wide view from the top of Poon Hill 3210m

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On the descent after the Poon Hill climb

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The trek is circular and descends down to Dhampus which offers a road connection for a ride back to Pokhara

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