Visiting the Famed Poon Hill on Nepal’s Annapurna Circuit

Story by Himalayan Smile Treks & Adventures

Posted: June 15, 2018
 
Poon Hill

                                                     Poon Hill

“Poon Hill is a public visitor park area you’ll visit during Annapurna Poonhill trekking trip. This hill is 3,210m high offering you a spectacular panoramic view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna massifs. From Poon hill, you can observe both sunrise and sunset that connects into the Himalaya.”

 

 

Poon Hill is the best short trek and most famous hill in the Annapurna region. The hill is located in a beautiful village of Ghorepani which links to several villages as well as the Annapurna Base Camp. Ghorepani used to be a resting point for ancient traders who found water (pani) here for their horses (ghora). Hence, referring to the name Ghorepani. You will explore unique culture, lifestyle, and traditions of Gurung community in this village. Whereas, the hill is related to sub-caste of Gurung known as Poon. Below are some beautiful pictures as taken from Poon Hill.

Annapurna Poon Hill

                                               Annapurna massifs including Fishtail mountain to the right

Dhaulagiri range as seen from Poon Hill

                                                               Dhaulagiri range as seen from Poon Hill

Poon Hill during snowy season

                                                                         Poon Hill during the snowy season