For myself, visiting Poon Hill came at the tail end of the full Annapurna Circuit trek, one that features the worlds highest trekking pass at over 5,400m. Poon Hill was spectacular in the sense that it offered wonderful views of some of the mountains that i had recently been hiking around. What i didn't enjoy as much is that i went from seeing very few tourists for the majority of the trek to being saturated by them. The previous two and a half weeks i virtually had the mountains to myself except for the odd nomadic traveller and locals who called this harsh environment home.
Suddenly even getting up at 4.30am to make the hour hike to the summit before sunrise, im battling queues of day trekkers who have fresh legs and are full of enthusiasm to get a glimpse of what i have been experiencing for weeks.
Anway the views were spectacular even if i had to crop other photographers out of this shot. Feel free to download this high-res wide screen wallpaper if you wish to imagine you were there as well.
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