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Poon hill trek, Day 2

Annapurna 5-day trek to Poon Hill. Day 2: 10.4km, 1400m up.
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Strenuous
Length: 6.462 miles
Duration: Half day
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Overview :  Todays destination is Ghorepani. 10.4km, about 6hrs of which effectively 3,5hrs walking.
Probably the 2nd day is the toughest,... more »

Tips:  You can stop for lunch at the Hungry eye restaurant, or just behind it are a few more restaurants. After this, Ghorepani is pretty... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Tikhedhunga

From Tikhedhunga the trail goes down and crosses the river (Bhurungdi Khola) with a suspension bridge. After this a steep climb on stone stairs start until Uleri. Along the way are several tea houses offering cold or hot drinks.

2. Uleri

Uleri (1960m) is a village of the Magar. After Uleri you encounter the first Rhododendron trees.

3. Banthanti

A small village at 2250m, with tea houses.

4. Nangethanti

A small village at 2460m, only an hours walk from the end-point Ghorepani.

5. Hungry Eye restaurant

Go for Dhal Bhat or Chow mein noodles. You can have lunch here, or walk a little further for a few more restaurants.

6. Ghorepani

Ghorepani has many large hotels. The center offers shops, a bakery and a volley ball court. You'll find the hotels scattered along the hill and ridge.

7. Poon Hill

3210m. Climb up at 5am in the dark with a flashlight, to see the sunrise on the Dhaulagiri and Annapurnas.

Many rooms and a big heated dining room.
The large wood stove in the dining heats the water for the showers. They have good food and fresh apple pie.