Poon Hill - One of Nepal's most Famous View Points

Offering epic Himalayan views, Poon Hill (3210m / 10,532 ft) is a popular destination for trekkers in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Most people arrive here in the early morning to enjoy the beautiful sunrise views.

Poon Hill Highlights

  • Take in panoramic sunrise views of Himalayan giants Annapurna and Dhaulagiri from a relatively modest altitude
  • Mingle with trekkers from all corners of the world
  • Take a selfie at the famous Poon Hill sign

Poon Hill is among Nepal's most popular view points. Most trekkers hike to Poon Hill from the village of Ghorepani in the early morning to see sunrise. The views on Annapurna and Dhaulagiri are spectacular and well worth the hour-long early morning climb along stone stairs through rhododendron forest. 

Trekkers at Poon Hill
You likely won't have Poon Hill to yourself as trekkers from all over the world come to enjoy the sunrise here

It can get quite crowded on Poon Hill, especially during the peak trekking seasons in Spring and Autumn. Expect to share the views with several hundreds fellow trekkers. There is even a coffee stand on top, serving hot and cold drinks. 

Stone Stairs Poon Hill
Stone stairs leading up the final part of Poon Hill

There are several ways to trek to Poon Hill:

Via the Ghorepani Trek

The most common way to trek to Poon Hill is along the 5-day Ghorepani trek, which takes trekkers from Nayapul via Ghorepani / Poon Hill to the village of Ghandruk and then back to Nayapul. 

At the end of the Annapurna Circuit Trek

While many Annapurna Circuit trekkers bus our jeep back to Pokhara after they reach Jomsom, some trekkers choose to extend their Annapurna Trek by making a left turn at Tatopani following the Ghar Khola towards Ghorpani to admore Annpurna and Dhaulagiri one last time from Poon Hill. 

Via the community trail of Poon Danda

If you want to avoid most of the crowds you can opt for a much more quite trekking route on the backside of Poon Hill via Poon Danda (Poon Ridge).

Selfie at Poon Hill
The Poon Hill sign is a popular spot for selfies