Poon Hill

Elevation (feet): 10,531
Elevation (meters): 3,210
Continent: Asia
Country: Nepal
Range/Region: Central Nepal Himalaya
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Nearest major airport: Pokhara
Convenient Center: Ghorepani

Thanks to Matt King for adding this peak.

Poon Hill lies in the foothills of the Annapurnas in the Himilayas. Whilst it is below the snowline in Nepal year-round, it is a wonderful hill to walk up for sunrise. Located to the south-west of the Anapurna massif and across a large river valley, it commands spectacular views of all four Anapurnas, Machupuchre, Nilgiri South and Daulagiri. The walk from Ghorepani to the summit is short, but if approaching from the north (as I did) be prepared for a long, uphill day prior to the sunrise expedition with a 1,500m steep ascent. Also be prepared for the possibility that you may suffer from slight altitude sickness at this level, though the symptoms are not that impairing.

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Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 3 trip reports for Poon Hill.

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  • Log #16264 - by Lim Yeng Kiat on Aug 20, 2004
    My full description of trekking to Poon Hill in Nepal in my homepage. A relaxing and scenic hike. Check it the stated url and not to forget signing my guestbook. Thanks.
  • Log #16265 - by Scott Patterson on Mar 05, 2003
    We did the Jomsom Trek and Annapurna Base Camp visiting Poon Hill along the way (22 days including side trips). We originally planned to do some technical climbing, but Kimberly got pregnant after we...
  • Log #16266 - by Joe Green on Jan 20, 2003
    The sunrise walk was superb - heralded by a massive meteorite that lit the sky for about 5 seconds. Lots of crowds at the top but as it was cloudy most disappeared very quickly. And with the...