Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking (Day 3)

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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking

Day 3 (Ghorepani – Poon Hill – Nayapul)

The last day of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking (Day 3) was indeed something for us. This was the day which was going to pay us for the previous two days’ agony. Yes! The sunrise from Poon Hill at the altitude of 3210 m.  

It was around 4:30 am in the morning, when the sounds of people walking around the corridor and down the alley took ourselves out of our deep sleep. It was very hard to unwrap our bodies out of those warm blankets. But, we had no option; we had to. The first thing that came in my mind after being conscious was the sunrise, which just swept away the lethargic feeling. Quickly, we jumped out of the cozy beds. As most of the trekkers staying in our hotel were already heading towards Poon Hill, we were not in the condition to waste any more time there.  

The dark horizon and range of Himalayas before sunrise

It was exactly 5:10 am while we started the uphill journey all the way from Ghorepani to Poon Hill. The narrow way was all crowded by the trekkers. We could even feel each other’s heavy breathing. As it was still quite dark all around, some were using the torch-light tied to their head (specially tourists) while others were just following them. But, we did not need anything like that; we were just walking as the excitation was overflowing at the moment. We wanted to reach there, earlier than others so that we could make ourselves a space on that view tower; so, we had to rush actually. Moreover, maybe because it was the last day and we were heading for living the most valuable moment of that particular trek, the feeling of tiredness wasn’t with us anymore.  

Being at Poon Hill

For us, it took exactly 30 min.to reach to the landmark; Poon Hill although people were suggesting that it takes around 45 min. to 1 hour (not bragging though :D). Being there at the most fascinated place was just amazing. The pain we carried with us throughout the Day 1 and 2 were all just relieved. The view tower and the premises; it was crowded as expected. Everyone was busy taking photographs and rejoicing the moment there with the cool breeze swirling around. We did the same.

The Sunrise

Waiting for around 30 min., at exactly 06:09 am, the sunrise happened behind the golden horizon. It was like something coming into the life; so pristine and pure it was. Oh! yes, I remembered the first ever sunrise experience I had from Chisapani trekking. 

..the sunrise happened behind the golden horizon. It was like something coming into the life; so pristine and pure it was.

Then, locking those beautiful memories in our gadgets and off-course in our heart, we returned to Ghorepani. We had to reach down to Nayapul, Kaski by the evening anyhow. So, wasting not much time there, we had our breakfast and started to climb down the hills immediately.

Ghorepani to Nayapul

It was indeed a painful walk. Climbing down can be equally or more painful as climbing up; we realised it. Walking down via ‘Nayathati’ and ‘Banthati’, we reached ‘Ulleri’. Every trekker knows what ‘Ulleri ko ukalo’ is like. One has to climb uphill for around 2-3 hours  continuously to pass Ulleri. We could feel what those trekkers travelling to Ghorepani were going through. Thank God! We were having downhill journey. We were happy with our Day 1 decision (taking Ghandruk to Ghorepani route). 

But, the feeling one gets after the hard walk is just out of the world. This is what trekking is all about.

Finally! Our tired feet got ourselves to ‘Tikhedhunga’ and then ‘Hille’, from where we managed a Jeep up to Pokhara. With the relieved mind and distressed body, we had fantastic lunch there at ‘Hille’ and travelled back to Pokhara ending our three days Ghorepani poon Hill trekking. 

**Thank you for going through this post. If you haven’t checked the Day 1 and 2 stories, you can find the link just below.**

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