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Annapurna Poon hill Hot spring trek


Overview The Annapurna Poon Hill Hot Spring Trek is a captivating journey through the stunning landscapes of the Annapurna region in Nepal. This adventure also combines the thrill of trekking with the therapeutic experience of hot spring bathing, providing a unique and rejuvenating trip for outdoor enthusiasts. Starting from the vibrant city of Pokhara, the trek takes you through picturesque villages, lush rhododendron forests, and terraced farmlands. The trail also gradually ascends, allowing for acclimatization and stunning panoramic views of majestic Himalayan peaks such as Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail). The highlight of the trek is undoubtedly the ascent to…

Overview

The Annapurna Poon Hill Hot Spring Trek is a captivating journey through the stunning landscapes of the Annapurna region in Nepal. This adventure also combines the thrill of trekking with the therapeutic experience of hot spring bathing, providing a unique and rejuvenating trip for outdoor enthusiasts.

Starting from the vibrant city of Pokhara, the trek takes you through picturesque villages, lush rhododendron forests, and terraced farmlands. The trail also gradually ascends, allowing for acclimatization and stunning panoramic views of majestic Himalayan peaks such as Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail). The highlight of the trek is undoubtedly the ascent to Poon Hill, a vantage point offering breathtaking sunrise views over the snow-capped mountains.

After soaking up the mesmerizing mountain vistas, the journey continues to the natural hot springs in Jhinu Danda. Nestled amidst a serene forest setting, these thermal springs provide a blissful opportunity to relax and unwind. The warm, mineral-rich waters are believed to have healing properties, soothing tired muscles and invigorating the body and mind.

Throughout the trek, you’ll also have the chance to interact with the friendly locals, predominantly Gurung and Magar communities, known for their warm hospitality. You’ll get insights into their unique culture, traditions, and daily way of life.

Accommodation during the trek ranges from cozy teahouses to basic lodges, providing comfortable resting places after a day of trekking. The local cuisine, including dal bhat (rice and lentils) and momo (dumplings), will also keep you energized for the journey.

Conclusion and Summary

The Annapurna Poon Hill Hot Spring Trek is also suitable for trekkers of various fitness levels, making it an excellent choice for both beginners and experienced hikers. The trek typically spans around 5-7 days, depending on the chosen route and pace. It offers a remarkable blend of natural beauty, cultural immersion, and therapeutic relaxation, making it a truly unforgettable adventure in the heart of the Himalayas.

Trip Highlights


  • Impressive sunrise views and Annapurna Himalaya range from Poon Hill 3210m.
  • Best panoramic views of Annapurna, Nilgirl, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak, Machhapucchre, Hiunchuli and more.
  • Great view of 7th world’s heights mountain Mt. Dhaulagiri.
  • Cultural traditional and typical living practices of Gurung people in Ghandruk Village.
  • Beautiful Pokhara Valley with Lakes and Mountains
  • Food, Cultures, Lifestyle, People, Scene, and Serenity
  • Incredible Mountain view
  • Natural Hot Spring in Jhinu Danda
  • Amazing Landscapes
  • Colorful Rhododendron Forest during spring
  • Enchanting Sunrise view from Poon Hill (3210m)

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A scenic 1 hour drive from Pokhara takes us to the starting point of our trek. Crossing the suspension bridge over the Modi Khola River, we ascend slowly through terraced fields and classic mountain villages. Along the way we will encounter mule or goat caravans carrying supplies to the mountains, heralded by the musical bells they wear. The stunning peaks of Machhapuchare and Annapurna peaking over the green ridges will greet us from time to time as we continue up to Tikhredhunga.

Today begins with a real heart-starter! We have a steep ascent to get us going and then a more gradual uphill walk takes us to our camp at Ghorepani. We will pass through some delightful villages and the beautiful, dense rhododendron forest so characteristic of Nepal at these altitudes! If the weather is clear we will see stunning mountain views from Ghorepani, making the climb well worth it! At Gorepani, we are on the main Annapurna Circuit route and there are likely to be lots of travellers passing through this ridge-top settlement in both directions. Ghorepani literally means “horse water” and is a popular stopping place for the mule trains which ply the route from Pokhara to Jomsom and beyond. The impressive peak which can be seen across the broad valley of the Kali Gandaki to the northwest is Dhaulagiri.

It is an absolute must for those who stay at Ghorepani to make the walk up to the celebrated view point of Poon Hill [3195m], which overlooks the village. Dawn is the best time to go so we arrange a wake up call for 5 am and head up the well marked track by torchlight. The first light of dawn illuminates Dhaulagiri and Tukuche Peak with a surreal pink glow.
You may be able to buy coffee and breakfast from an enterprising local who has carried his produce up to Poon Hill to take advantage of the morning trade. Otherwise, we return to Ghorepani for breakfast, before trekking on to Tadapani through rhododendron forest. If we are lucky we will see some wild animals, such as langur monkeys climbing through the trees. There are excellent views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhare from Tadapani.

After breakfast in the Tadapani we will be descending to Jhinu danda today to enjoy the relaxing bath in a natural hot spring. We start going steeply downhill towards the Jhinu following the trail that offers the great view of natural glamor of the Annapurna region. Upon reaching Jhinu we take a relaxing bath in the natural hot spring. We may choose to walk around Jhinu later in the evening. Overnight at Tea House.

Trek Jhinu Danda to Ghandruk (1940m). approximately 4 hrs. Ghandrul is one of the biggest town and local village. we can explore High school, Heli pad, Tibetan Monastery, Local meseum, Local gurung dressup, etc.

Trek Ghandruk to Nayapul (1070m) approximately 5-6 hrs. from Nayapul by private transport to Pokhara (820m) approximately 1:30 hrs.

You have the option to fly or drive back to Kathmandu. Flying takes about 20 minutes compared to about 7-8 hours by road. Overnight in Kathmandu.

What's Included


1. Airport Pick-up and Drop Off,
2. Licensed and trained trekking guides,
3. potters for carrying goods and supplies,
4. 4 Nights Accommodation in the 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu with B & B. (Bed
& Breakfast)
5. All accommodation during the trek.
6. All meals and hot beverages during the trek.
7. Transportation to and from trail head.
8. All necessary documents and permits for trekking (where applicable)
9. National Park/Conservation Area entry Permit, Equipment such as tents And Mattresses, Cooking Equipment, Camp site charges, Insurance, and
equipment for the staffs.
10. Coordination of quick Rescue service (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)
11. Trekking staffs wages etc.
12. 1 hr. trekker massage after your trek.

What's Excluded


Services and Cost Does not Included in Price:
1. International Airfares,
2. Travel/Trekking Insurance,
3. Excess baggage charges More than 16kg and hand bag more than 5 kg in
domestic flights.
4. Visa fees.
5. Airport Departure Taxes.
6. Drinks (Cold and Alcoholic) Rescue charge.
7. Tips for The staffs.
8. Expenses of Personnel nature and Permit and Liaison officer fee (where Applicable.
9. Meals during stay in the Kathmandu.
10. Domestic Ticket Etc.

Trip Information


The trek usually starts from Nayapul and goes through beautiful villages like Tikhedhunga, Ghorepani, and Tadapani, before reaching the natural hot springs in Jhinu Danda. Along the way, trekkers will have the opportunity to witness stunning views of the Annapurna range, including sunrise views over the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges from the Poon Hill viewpoint.

The hot springs in Jhinu Danda are a great way to relax and rejuvenate tired muscles after trekking. The natural hot springs are located by the Modi Khola River and offer beautiful views of the surrounding forested hills. Trekkers can spend an evening soaking in the hot springs and enjoying the tranquil surroundings.

The trek can take anywhere from 5 to 7 days, depending on the route and itinerary. It is suitable for both experienced and novice trekkers who are looking for a moderate level of physical activity. The trail is well-maintained and has basic teahouse accommodations and facilities along the way.

The Annapurna Poonhill Hot Spring Trek is a perfect way to experience the natural beauty, culture, and hospitality of the Annapurna region, while also offering the opportunity to relax in natural hot springs.

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Trip Facts


Duration 7 Day(s)
Activities Trekking
Group Size 1 to 20
Best Season March to May, September to November
Start/End Point Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Difficulty Level Easy
Max Altitude 3200M
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