Destination – Poon Hill, Nepal

We both had opted for the 5-day trek, and for 6 to 8 hours of trekking each day. During the trek we break for lunch (most days lunch had been Dal Bhat, i.e. rice, dal in a bowl, some vegetable or potato, chicken curry, papadam and sometimes mint) and at times for tea break, as well. Our dinner is provided at the accommodation we are at for the night.

The following morning after breakfast at our accommodation at Silver Oaks Inn, we met with our guide and porter, who are with Village to Village Trekking, a family run business.

DAY 1

That morning we went by car from Pokhara to Nayapul. We started our journey on foot from Nayapul. Our first stop was at TIMS Check Post at Birethanti where trekkers need to check in before beginning their trek.

After having checked in, we continued on foot, walking through a village.

We were grateful that our guide and porter carried our hiking backpacks for us, while we both carried our smaller backpacks. When we started trekking, we had clear blue skies, then came the rain. We felt big droplets….and we both thought….Oh no! Our guide advised us to put on our rain coats, which we quickly did, afraid there was going to be a downpour, and we were going to get drenched.

We continued walking, though it was a little bit challenging due to the rain, and the terrains being rough and uneven. We did not stop, as we needed to reach our accommodation before it got dark. So, we made it through in the rain (thankfully it was not a downpour) after having walked across a hanging bridge that was over a river, to our first stop for lunch. Lunch was at a little hut like place where we had Dal Bhat.

After lunch we continued on our trail, though the rain had not let up. After sometime we were glad to see the dark clouds clearing, and the rain had eventually stopped.

Here are some pics during our trek.

We passed through guest houses, villages and communities along the way. Families always have big smiles on their faces when we come across them. Also not forgetting coming across our four legged friends.

Before dark, we finally arrived at Hill Top Ulleri for the night. Run by a family. We had our own room that was equipped with a bathroom, however there was no hot water available. We had our meal in their dining area, that was cooked by the family. The family were lovely people.

DAY 2

The next morning after breakfast (prepared by the family) we were all set for day 2 of our journey, after bidding our goodbyes to the family.

Below are some pics from our trek during the day.

At Ghorepani, we walked around the village, came across many vendors selling souvenirs, bracelets etc. We then headed towards Hill Top Ghorepani, our accommodation for the night.

On arriving at Hill Top, we saw a sea of faces that evening. We never expected to see so many people here. Room is again basic, two single beds and a bathroom. We were thankful we had our own bathroom. We were informed of the availability of hot water for a bath, unfortunately hot water only trickled from the tap for seconds, before it turned into cold water. Our excitement was short lived…lol.

Even with heat available at the ground floor, at the dining area, it was still very cold.

All guests were informed to go to bed by 9pm that night, so we could have an early start the next morning, to begin trekking up to Poon Hill at 4.45am for sunrise.

DAY 3

The trek to Poon Hill is close by to the accommodation we were at. We all started the steep trek up, that morning. It was kind of exciting, everyone of us walking up together, whilst using a head torch, as it was pitch dark.

Pics below are of the stunning views of sunrise and the mountain range from Poon Hill. The pics taken may not do much justice to capture the beauty in comparison to seeing it with our own eyes. We felt blessed to have had this opportunity to have made this trip.

We returned to our accommodation for breakfast. We felt blessed to have made it up to Poon Hill for the spectacular view of the sunrise and having had the opportunity to immerse ourselves in the breathtaking views of the mountain range.

In my next post soon, is the next leg of our journey and the adventure continues.

I end this post with wishes of Happy Valentine’s to all!

Thank you for reading this post.

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