Photographer's Note

This is the early morning view of Dhaulagiri (8167m) from Poon Hill, one of the most popular, spectacular and easy to get to viewing points in the Nepal Himalaya.

It is only a couple of days walk from the nearest town, Pokhara, which can be reached easily by bus, taxi or plane from Kathmandu.

Many people get up before dawn to ascend Poon Hill from the village of Ghorepani to experience the spectacular panaroma which includes the mighty Himalayan peaks of Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Tukuche peak, Dhampus peak, Annapurna I (8091m - the first 8000m peak to be climbed), Annapurna South, and the very beautiful and sacred "fish-tail" peak of Machhapuchre (6993m) amonst many other snowy white peaks.

The experience was made all the more special by the rising sun lighting up the oak and rhododendron forest in all the surrounding valleys with their red and pink blooms just emerging, on the two times I visited there at the end of March.

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