• Mark J
    Mark J
    Australia Published: Monday, November 24, 2014

    Ghorepani Poon Hill Panoramic Trek

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    Have just finished the trip of a lifetime on the 6 day Nayapol to Ghorepani (Poon Hill) & return through Ghandruk. Very lucky with the weather and views of the Annapurna's were better than we could ever had imagined. The accommodation was really great as well. Our guide - Saran Adhikari - was the best. His English is very competent, his knowledge of the Annapurna region was incredible and his friendly manner was fantastic. Our porters Binod Ghastri & Bhimsen Banjara were always laughing and joking and we were the envy of every other group. They taught us a Nepalese card game which we played every night with them. We are 50 plus and spent time training for the trek which we strongly advise you to do! Especially going up and down steps. We were fortunate to have two lovely Thai girls in our group and though they were much younger than us, we got on really well and have become good friends. To sum up no photo can do justice to the beauty and majesty of these mountains, it was worth every hard step of the way. The Nepalese people themselves are always beautiful and friendly, smiling always, even though you can see how hard their lives are. We cannot recommend the trek and Himalayan Social Journey highly enough as they made our journey a wonderful experience.