Poon Hill Trek: Naya Pol to Tikhedunga is a 12.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Salyan, Gandaki Pradesh, Nepal that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

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This is one segment of a multi-day trek through Poon Hill (highest point at 3210m). The main attractions of the trek is the view at Poon Hill on the nearby mountains (Annapurna, Dhaulagiri I, Annapurna South, and Fishtail Mountain) and the ancient Rhododendron forests thickly covered in moss. The Rhododendron trees can be seen blooming in spring around March.

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

Best time to go is March (Rhododendron blossoms) or September (clearest views), June/July is the rainy season. Foreign tourists need an Annapurna permit and TIMS card to enter the Annapurna national park. Residents don't need the TIMS card. These can be obtained through trekking agents or by yourself. Nayapul is 35km South west of Pokhara, about 1,5hr by taxi or bus. It's possible to do this trek without a guide, however you'll miss the extra information and a chance to invest in Nepali people. Try to bring water purification tablets, to avoid buying plastic bottles, which are polluting the mountain range. The trek can be done lightly equipped, because the trails are well made; alternating stairs, big flat stones and dirt tracks. It is very well possible to do it on sneakers. The guest houses all offer clean sheets and blankets, so even a sleeping-bag is not really necessary. Bring some warm clothes (a fleece & jacket) because Ghorepani & Poonhill can be chilly, and you migh encounter some rain (depending on the season & weather up in the mountains).

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Henry Wolf
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Matt Bowden
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Nice views of hills, rivers and farms. Lots of steps up to Ulleri - a busy, charming village with a cute school. The food is excellent at the lower altitudes around here.

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yoyo Leong
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this my first experince trek in Nepal, with amazing view & beutiful scenery along the trails, eyes never in bored.

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Wayne Alexander
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We extended this trek to 5 days and did a big circuit of about 60 kms.Started at Nayapul and got to Tikhedunga first day an easy start.Started early next morning with a gruelling 3300 steps to Ulleri than off to Ghorepani for the night.Up 4am next morn to Poon Hill for sunrise over the Annapurna ranges.Spectacular views.Next off to Deurali and then Tadapani for the night.Beautiful day seeing wild monkeys swinging in the magnificent forests.Just beautiful throughout. Next day wandering through Rhododendron forests and following mountain streams to Ghandruk for the last night.Last day nice and easy walk through farm lands and valleys back to Nayapul.Magnificent trek with the best guide and porter that one could wish for,all organised through a great company in Pokhara.All up about 60 kms of pretty hard hiking at times but well worth it.

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Sean Youssefi
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Be ready for a lot of steps!!

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Kirk Noble
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A wonderful first leg for an Annapurna trek.

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Christina Lorenz
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Vanessa Ní Fhearghaíl
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Zack Hale
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Allegra Biagioni
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Hayly Stein
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Renata V
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Jason Xiao
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Abdulaziz Alnemer
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Lauren Plunkett
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Lauren Plunkett
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Joe Lam
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Phobthum Yingpaiboonsuk
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Sophie Bergland
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Kevin Chen
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Mirte Spit
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Greg Santanna
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Daniel R
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sabir khan
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Isabel Cantalapiedra
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Fabio Maciel
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Roxanne Chu
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Roxanne Chu
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Clayton Gambril
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