Insights into Hike the Himalayas in Nepal
How is the trek to the summit of Poon Hill? Do you have any tips on how to prepare?
The Poon Hill trek is one of the best and the quickest trips that tourists can enjoy in Nepal. At the height of 3,200m, you’re surrounded by the majestic views of world famous mountains, like Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and many more.
Depending on the fitness level of the clients, the trip can be considered mild or moderate. Every day, we trek for 4-6 hours on average.
For those who aren’t used to walking or trekking, it would be good if they trained for the trip. You need not visit the gym, you can simply start walking for a couple of hours around your local area, while wearing your backpack and up hills if you can. as we have lots of ups and downs on our challenge.
The more you train at home, the better you’ll enjoy the mountains.
What should tourists expect when coming to the region?
I would say, come with an open mind and welcome all the good and the bitter experiences, you’ll enjoy every moment of your trip in the mountains. Just a smile on your face can solve your worst problem. Talk to the locals, explore the culture and place, enjoy the nature and you’ll learn to beat all the cold in the mountains.
What are the highlights of Hike in the Himalayas?
Our trek to Poon Hill in the Nepalese Himalayas is one of the most enjoyable and mesmerising trips that we conduct every trekking season. The trip includes people from around the globe, who enjoy travelling and meeting new people.
The trip offers trekking in the Annapurna region of Nepal, known as one of the best trekking destinations in the world. In a short period of time, you’re in midst of the majestic and spectacular natural and cultural scenes. It’s a truly incredible life time experience to travel in the land of Everest and be close to its nature and people.
The trekking is always fun and when we eventually reach Poon Hill, its staggering natural beauty renders many people speechless. I have noticed many of our clients get emotional and happily shed their tears for being able to make it to the Poon Hill, a major achievement in life.
Can we expect to see much wildlife?
The wildlife you encounter in the Himalayas depends on the season and if you’re travelling in the winter, you can also see the yaks. But generally, you might expect to see rhesus monkeys, common langurs (also a type of monkey), deer, jackals and the occasional wolf. You’ll also encounter many species of beautiful birds and insects.
Here at Dream Challenges, we’re so pleased to be working with Dawa. He has led a number of our treks in the Himalayas and makes our charity challenges in this stunning mountain range extra special as he gives us an unmatched insight into mountain life and culture. Our trekkers not only get to explore one of the most beautiful parts of the world while supporting their favourite charities; they also learn a great deal about the life of the locals in Nepal.
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