Poon Hill Trek- Ghorepani Doerali to Tadapani

MODERATE 2 reviews

Poon Hill Trek- Ghorepani Doerali to Tadapani is a 15.6 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ghorapani, Dhawalagiri, Nepal that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
15.6 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1377 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

Day 3 of Annapurna 5-day trek to Poon Hill. This section's destination is first Poon Hill, early morning Sunrise, and after breakfast to Tadapani, 10.7km, about a 6 hour day hike. The climb to Poonhill is a few hundred meters up, in the dark (at 5-5:30am); so bring a flashlight. Then you arrive in time to see the sunrise light up the main Annapurna & Dhaulagiri mountain range. That is, if you're lucky to have a clear day. After breakfast back in Ghorepani, the rest of the day begins with a gradual climb over a ridge -back to Poon hill height- after which you descend sometimes with steep stairs. The final stretch to Tadapani is down a valley and up another 130m climb in less then 1km. Tadapani offers a great view on Annapurna South and Fishtail mountain; you get a second chance next morning if you've missed the view at Poon Hill.

hiking
24 days ago

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Most of the uphill is in the first third of this trail. Absolutely stunning scenery.