Poon Hill 7 Day Trek Brian Vu Thursday, July 13, 2017 No Comment

The Himalayas is famous for majestic Everest peak, but not only the difficult trekking trails, you still can experience an easy trail in Poon Hill (Nepal).


1. Poon Hill is for amateur climbers? Poon Hill (Pokhara, Nepal), 3,210 m high, is the easiest trekking route in the Himalayas. The trail is flat and consists of stone steps. The trail is not long - only four days, so it did not make the trek too tired. This is a low level trip, so the Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) syndrome is not a problem. The highest peak of Poon Hill at 3,210m, which is lower than the point where AMS can cause health problems.


2. Why not call Poon a mountain but a hill? The term "hill" seems strange when it refers to a 3,210 m steep surface, which is higher than the "Indochina roof" - Fansipan - nearly 100 meters. Nevertheless, the people here call Poon a hill, because by their definition, the mountain ranges covered by snow are called “mountain” (himal) and the seasonally snow-covered ones are called “hill” (pahar).


3. Where is the starting point of the famous staircase leading to Ulleri? From the village of Birethanti, this is where the Modi Khola and Bhurungdi Khola rivers meet. As soon as you can, you can hear murmuring murmurs and murmuring winds, follow the path trail and then start passing through some of the small villages of Ramghai, Sudame, Hille, and Tirkhedhunga with stone houses. The two sides of the road, and the terraced fields tilted on the hillside so beautiful that the legs do not walk. This is where the famous ladder begins. Local people said there were 3,280 stone steps to Ulleri.


4. The beautiful primeval forest of Banthanti village? You will find yourself lost in a tropical jungle covered with ferns and green moss that look like fairy tales as you step into the woods of Banthanti. Sunshine goes through the jungle and create mysterious scenes of the oak forest. The sound of birds roaring overhead, the rhododendron flowers (Nepal's national flower) glows in the sunshine, the rustling of the air as if bringing tourists into Alice's fairyland.


5. You will walk on the famous "Indiana Jones Bridge": From Ghorapani, you will continue down the village of Sikha, from here will leave the main trail. From Sikha, guests follow the eastern end along the trail and across the Khara Ghola River on the famous Indiana Jones Bridge. It's the Indiana Jones Bridge version, because of the look of the bridge í similar to the famous ones at many details: the river flows below, the mountains behind you, the rocks in front of you and you are walking on the bridges. The emotions in the scene along the road will occupy your mind.


6. Friendly people and the stories beside the flames: There will be nothing to bring people closer together by telling stories. After a long day of walking, guests will stop at a cozy local house with traditional milkshakes, rice, dal and curry ... with the local people, making you become like a part of that strange place. After each trip, the things you take back home are not only  pictures, but more wonderful things are stories from which we mix in to feel the life and the culture of the people here. These are things we can never know on the Internet, in daily newspapers. The stories are part of the bag when you return, in order to remember that you are looking forward to return.


7. Watch the sunrise on the top of Poon Hill: The moment the sun rises over a hilltop and the golden sun shines on a giant snow-capped peak in the Himalayas, Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and Annapurna (8,091m) along with a labyrinth of other peaks, like a slow motion film of time, like magic, dancing sunshine creates magical fantasy. Anyone experienced this moment may never forget.
When is the best time to go to Poon?


Poon Hill Trek can be taken any time of the year, although it is best to avoid the summer months (mid June - mid September), when it is rainy season.

- Winter (through February) may be cold at night, but the day is warm and pleasant.

- Autumn (mid September to November) is a great time, as the rivers rise from summer rains, and there are waterfalls everywhere along with beautiful wildflowers.

- Spring (March - early June) the weather is very warm and the clear blue sky.

- Note: A permit must be obtained at the Annapurna Protected Area Project (ACAP) before climbing Poon Hill Road.




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