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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Ė A great alternative to Annapurna Base Camp Trek
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By: Sandip Sharma Email Article
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At 3,210m, the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is the great alternative to Annapurna Base Camp Trek. For its spectacular beauty and natural sceneries, it is worth taking every grueling step to reach there.

This trek is a great introduction to Himalayas and rural Nepal. Poon Hill is perfect for those with limited time but have keen desire to enjoy lush mid hill sceneries and mountain peaks and the life it protects.

Usually Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek takes 5 - 7 days hike in mountain terrain; while Poon Hill Short Trek takes just 3 days starting and ending from/at Pokhara. Pokhara is the closest main access city to begin the trek in Poon Hill and other part of Annapurna region.

Ghorepani Poon Hill, also known as Annapurna Poon Hill Sunrise Trek, goes through ethnic villages, Torrent Rivers, waterfalls and lush rhododendron forest; all at the backdrop of Annapurna massifs Ė an adventure not less than Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Poon Hill at 3,210 is a grassy summit offering the superb view of Annapurna (I, II, III, IV & V), Hiunchuli, Machhapuchre (fishtail), Dhaulagiri and numerous other peaks. The sunrise view over the Himalaya horizon is equally fascinating.

If you are unsure to undertake week long rigorous trek to ABC but want up-close Himalayan views with some hiking experience; then Poon Hill Short trek is the perfect option for you. The lushness of the trail, dramatic views, high valleys, chirping of birds and warm villages will entice you throughout the trek.

You will stay at local teahouse which allows you to get firsthand experience of local culture and tradition. You will get the close peek to the origin of Gurkha who are famous for their bravery in British regiment.

Unlike Annapurna Base Camp, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek makes a gradual climb and allows you enough time to rest and acclimatization. So there is zero risk of altitude sickness.

When we talk about the vacation, the cost always comes first in our mind. Poon Short Trek in Annapurna region is far less-expensive compared to ABC trek; so donít worry it will not dent big hole in your wallet.

Likewise, Poon Hill Trek is for novices Ė very easy mountain trek in Nepal while ABC trek is for seasoned hikers having ability to walk on rugged mountain terrain.

In addition, Annapurna Base Camp Trekking trial is less developed compared to Poon Hill trail. As we rise above Chhomrong, you will find small teahouses offering basic facilities. They charge extremely high. While the entire Poon Hill Trekking trial is well-established with luxury teahouses offering extensive services. But donít count it with the Pokhara and Kathmandu.

In short, if you are willing to experience mountain hiking in Nepal but are limited by time and physical abilities; then Poon Hill Short Trek in Annapurna region is best option for you.
Donít forget to carry good Camera to capture the Giant Mountains and sunrise!

Donít forget to carry good Camera to capture the Giant Mountains and sunrise!

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