Hiking the Gorepani Poon Hill Trek

Early morning we set off with the local bus heading up towards the trails leading to Annapurna Base Camp which we had decided that we wanted to walk to.

The roads took us almost the whole way to the new bridge, where we just had to walk a couple of hours until we reached village where we had decided to spend out first night. We were then told that the Annapurna Base Camp trail had been closed due to fatal avalanches, so we just chilled out by the hot springs for a day and decided to do the Gorepani Poon Hill trek instead.

Each day of trekking brought new and better views of the 8000meter tall mountain range and every day we did a casual 4-5 hour hike stopping for tee and food on the way.

My favorite part of the trail was the sunrise at Tadapani, where we were standing at almost 3000meters elevation watching the sun come up behind the so called fish tail mountain.

The whole way was scenic and peaceful. The lodges usually cost just a dollar or two as they wanted to compete of who would get the few tourists who chosing to trek in the low season.

We reached the top of our hike at the Deurali pass which had an altitude of around 3200meters. From there it was just a short walk to Gorepani, and the short poon hill trek to get a 360 degree panorama view of the mountains.

On top of Poon Hill it was very snowy and cloudy so we didnt get the best views, but going back down we got some good views from inside the valley and finished off with another steaming hot natural spring bath in Tatopani before hitchhiking our way down from the mountain.