Poon Hill

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  • Address: Poon Hill, Dhaulagiri, Western Region, Nepal, Pokhara
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, View Point, Hiking Trail, Hill, Nature

Poon Hill - Review

Breathtaking views and spectacular scenery awaits you when you reach atop Poon Hill. In most countries, Poon Hill would be called a mountain, but here in the Himalayas it is certainly a hill. Poon Hill is one of the most famous viewpoints in the world and in Nepal, it is probably the second most famous viewpoints after Kala Pattar.

There are many options to extend a trip here, and the only limits to the length of the trek are time and imagination. There are lodges all along the route so there’s little need to carry a huge pack. The trek is very popular and can be very crowded, so in other words, expect a great trip with lots of mountain views, but don’t expect solitude. The trail passes through several interesting villages and different cultures, and the scenery is also very spectacular.

Poon Hill Information

  • 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.
  • Bring some food and water with you in case you get dehydrated.
  • If you want to catch the sunrise which offers the best views ever, plan in advance and start your ascend 1.5 hours before.
  • For amateurs and novices, it is better to hire a guide to accompany on your trek.
  • Carry warm clothes.

How To reach Poon Hill by Public Transport

  • It is better to hire a cab to get to the foothills of Ghorepani Hill from where the trek begins.

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TripHobo Highlights for Poon Hill

  • Poon Hill Address: Poon Hill, Dhaulagiri, Western Region, Nepal, Pokhara
  • Poon Hill Timing: 24-hrs
  • Poon Hill Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Poon Hill(preferred time): 06:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Poon Hill: 04:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Poon Hill

  • 95% of people who visit Pokhara include Poon Hill in their plan

  • 57.59% of people start their Poon Hill visit around 06 AM - 07 AM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Poon Hill

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

88.02% of people prefer walking in order to reach Poon Hill

People normally club together Begnas Lake and World Peace Pagoda while planning their visit to Poon Hill.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Poon Hill, Pokhara Reviews

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  • Wonderful view! Simply magnificent! Was lucky that the skies were clear and the clouds weren't blocking the mountain peak sights! Crazy climb though so be mentally prepared! And quite cold as well so some warm clothing would be good.

  • We took a five day trek that culminated at Poon Hill. The best time is to reach there is early morning when it is dark and then you can witness the sunrise over the Himalayan peaks. It gives some amazing view.

  • If you have just finished the Annapurna Circuit (AC) I really wouldn't bother with this. There are hordes of people heading up this trail every morning for the sunrise view. It was a system shock for me after 16 days of peace and quiet on the AC. Gives you a good idea of how busy the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) trek is. 50 Rupee entrance fee was ridiculous as was the ticket everyone is given as a receipt which ends up as trash.

  • Can be a wonderful place for those who havent trekked Annapurna Circuit. The view is pretty amazing over here. I would recommend everyone to be here once in a lifetime ;)

  • Look at the picture. Should I say anymore? I would just say that the picture does not do justice. It's even more beautiful

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