Second time was the charm as we made it to the top of Poon Hill (3,210m/10,531ft) before 5:40a. Weather was fine and we got great views of both the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, as well as the sunrise just after 6am.
Headed back down to Ghorepani for breakfast and then our longest day of trekking to Ghandruk (2,000m).
Started from Ghorepani at around 4:45. Arrived Poon Hill in less than an hour. 320m climb.
To our north are Annapurna South and Machhapuchchhre (Fish Tail).
Annapurna South (7,219m/23,684ft).
Machhapuchchhre or Fish Tail (6,993m/22,943ft).
Looking west towards the Dhaulagiri Range. Lots of clouds.
They valley between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, at only around 1000m.
Clouds finally moving off Annapurna I (on left).
At 8,091m/26,545ft, 8th tallest peak in the world. Deadliest of the 8000m peaks for climbers.
Dhaulagiri emerging from the clouds and catching the first rays from the sun.
Dhaulagiri I (8,167m/26,795ft), 7th tallest peak in the world. 11m higher than Annapurna I and 34km away.
The rest of the Dhaulagiri range on left, separated by 5,355m French Pass.
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