Poon Hill

Poon HillGrade: moderate
Duration: 13 days Land Only
Trekking Days: 7
Maximum Altitude: 3,210m
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The ridges north of Pokhara are renowned for their stunning views of the Annapurnas. One of the most famous viewpoints is Poon Hill, where trekkers gather at sunrise to gaze at a sensational panorama of towering peaks, from Dhaulagiri to Annapurna and Machhapuchhare.

Poon Hill Scenic Trek

Detailed Itinerary

On this well-paced trek, which follows established trade routes, we walk by the centuries-old terraces of rice paddies which surround the tidy villages of the Gurung people. Dipping into deep, shady valleys, we descend through moss-clad rhododendron and oak forests to the tumultuous rivers that drain off the central Himalaya to the north, rewarded with spectacular views of the Annapurna range and Dhaulagiri. In all, this low-altitude trek offers a wonderful introduction to a part of Nepal that has charmed and enticed back many of its visitors to discover more. With just a week of trekking, there is still plenty of time to enjoy the city of Kathmandu and its valley, and the lake-side town of Pokhara.