Poon Hill || One of Nepal’s Most Famous View Points

Poon Hill || One of Nepal's Most Famous View Points

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Poon Hill

Poon Hill पून हिल is a Hill station to see the Annapurna Massif range and Dhaulagiri mountain range which is in the border of Myagdi and Kaski District in Gandaki Pradesh of Nepal. It is a hill station located at an altitude of 10,475 feet above the upper Ghorepani village. People also call it as Ghorepani Poon hill trek.

Mountains such as an Annapurna South 7,219 Meter, Machapuchare 6,993 Meter, Hinchuli, Annapurna III, Dhampus peak, Dhaulagiri II, and many other tall peaks can be seen from here.

It is located 270 km west of Kathmandu (The capital of Nepal). People hike up to here from Pokhara which takes 2–3 days depending on their strength to see the beautiful Himalayan Range.

This trekking is the best idea to see the splendid mountain vistas and traditional local Gurung and poon villages. For this reason, Poon Hill Trekking has been undoubtedly No: 1 Destination for a short trek in Nepal. One of the surprising things is here we can see there is the big and dense rhododendron forest. Certainly, this is very special at the March-end and the beginning of April.

The Poon Hill viewpoint is on the way to Annapurna Sanctuary which lies in the center of Annapurna Conservation Area. Trekkers need to take the ACCAP Permit from Kathmandu.

Major attractions

  • Marvelous mountain scenery which includes two 8,000 meters tall mountains (Mt.Annapurna 8,091 meter, Mt. Dhaulagiri 8,167 Meter), Annapurna South, Nilgiri, Dhampus peak, Tukuche peak, Hinchuli, Gurja Himal and the most delighted and holy mountain Mt. Fishtail.
  • Amazing Rhododendron forest along the trekking trail, local lifestyle, unique culture and traditions
  • Panoramic sunrise views of Himalayan giants Annapurna and Dhaulagiri from a relatively modest altitude.

Activities

  • Enjoying the magnificent natural view
  • Mingling with trekkers from all corners of the world
  • Taking a selfie at the famous Poon Hill sign

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