Poon Hill Trek: Ghorepani Doerali to Tadapani

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Ramche, Gandaki Pradesh, Nepal

Poon Hill Trek: Ghorepani Doerali to Tadapani is a 9.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ramche, Gandaki Pradesh, Nepal that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Length9.5 miElevation gain3,900 ftRoute typeOut & back
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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.

Wiki travel Annapurna circuit http://wikitravel.org/en/Annapurna_Circuit Everytrail Map of the complete 5 day circuit http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=1012174

Stop for lunch at restaurant Tranquility, or a bit earlier in Banthani 2. Hotel Panorama in Tadopani does not have the best food, but the view is great. If you liked the apple pie in Ghorepani; don't try it here! Because you'll get a big deep-fried momo filled with apple-chocolate mush.

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Rauch E
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Early morning in the dark to see the sunrise. Tough hike but totally worth it. Hot chocolate at the top.

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Matt Bowden
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Sensational but crowded views for sunrise at Poon Hill. Equally amazing views as you head out of Ghorepani ascending to similar altitude.

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

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Marc Liverman
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Wantic Wolf
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Henry Wolf
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Allegra Biagioni
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Hayly Stein
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Maya Pandey
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Seng Foo Kuan
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Abdulaziz Alnemer
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David Loh
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Joe Lam
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Laramy Cate
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Conor Duff
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Phobthum Yingpaiboonsuk
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Kevin Brown
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Kevin Chen
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Sean Youssefi
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Peera Pakuthai
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Joshua Lowe
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Greg Santanna
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Daniel R
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Isabel Cantalapiedra
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Fabio Maciel
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Er Naveen Singh
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Christian Hedegaard
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