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Day 3 – Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani (2520m/8268ft)
The accomodation was very cosy and in the evenings they lit a fire in a big barrel in the dining room so that we could dry our wet clothes and get warm. The rooms as such were freezing cold. (No heater in the room). We all have to sneeze in the sleeping bag and cover up with the heavy blanket. An early start and an hour hiking to Poon Hill (3195m) leads us to a brilliant spectacle, this vantage point provides an unobstructed view of sunrise over the high Himalayas. We will see the paramount of Annapurna 1, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchhre from here. There is an observation tower for you to climb up for a better 360 degree view. After spending about 40 minutes on the hillside (it is freezing up here), we come back to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast, and start walking to Tadapani. Which meant we had to climb down again. I couldn’t believe it. I had just mastered all the stairs and steep climb up and now we descended again towards Tadapani. After hundreds, no thousands of steps, my left knee gave up. It really wasn’t happy. From Ghorepani the trail climbs along ridges and through pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali (2960m). We descend to reach Banthanti, before winding our way to Tadapani (2540m). Overnight at View Top Lodge. This is the place where you have the best view of Machhapuchhre (Fish Tail).
Day 2 – Ghorepani (2850m/9350ft) (Tikhedhunga > Landruk > New Bridge > Jihnu > Ghorepani)
Trek to Ghorepani. Leaving Tikhedunga, we begin our journey with steep climb to Ulleri. The trail ascends a steep stone staircase (which has about 3300 steps). This is the most difficult part. We almost give up on this part. We keep sitting at the side of the “stone staircase” where ever there is people, goats or mules crossing us. (This is the only excuse for us to take a rest, if not our Tour Guide have to make sure we keep walking). Over there we saw the local people especially kids running up and down. That is the time you feel embarrassed. Ulleri is a large Magar village at 2070 m. Then the trail continues to ascend towards Banthanti at 2250 m. Then we make our trek towards Nangethanti (final climb) at 2460 m. From Nangethanti climb to Ghorepani at 2750m, from here we can see the spectacular panorama of Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Tukuche Nilgiri (6940m), Annapurna South, Annapurna I (8091m), Hiunchuli (6441m) and Tarke Kang (7193m). After an hour walk brings you to Ghorepani at 2775 m. Overnight at The Sunny Guest House
Day 1 – Nayapul to Tikhe Dhunga(1495m/4905ft) (Phokara > Nayapul > Duerali > Tikhedhunga)
One hour drive to Nayapul by private Van, we then begin trek to Tikhedhunga. We begin our trek at Nayapul, driving to the road head. After 15 minutes short walk along the bank of the Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti (1065 m) a large village that has many shops and teahouses. From there, the trail continues through the village. The trail follows the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola. From there, the trail climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hille at 1495 m and after the short climb, we reach Tikhedhunga at 1525 m. This trek offers a short and relatively easy day, during journey and allows us to become used to the experience of trekking in Nepal. Overnight at Annapurna Guest House.