I am so glad I took the time to do this! The photographs do not do the landscape justice and I am extremely satisfied with the company and expertise of my guide.
I appreciated the ease of organizing the trip from Australia, the details of the trek were accurate, and the communication was excellent. Mingmar, my guide, was excellent, you can tell that he has had years of experience, and as a solo traveler, I always felt secure and comfortable with him. It was as if he had a sixth sense of knowing when I was too tired, needed a rest, or a change of pace without me having to say anything (haha I wasn’t as fit as I hoped!). In addition to being easy to talk to, he also had a way about him that made silence comfortable, in fact, he seemed to know when just concentrating on walking or looking around at some of the most beautiful scenery and changing landscapes was enough for him. It is not my intention to provide much information regarding the actual trek to Poon Hill, as you really just need to see it for yourself! As a matter of fact, I will not be adding any photos of sunsets since they do not do it justice. Every day is beautiful. In addition, Mingmar ensured that the homestays were in good condition and that we had a great place by the fire on cold nights. I chose the Jhinu Springs as an additional option, I would not say these were exceptional as construction is still being done in this area (so it may be better in a few years) and the pools were not very warm. As well as walking down quite a distance to reach them, you must also walk back up when you have finished. There are many other directions to choose from, I just would not choose this route again if I were doing the Poon Hill Trek again. I would like to thank you for a wonderful experience in Nepal, Mingmar.