Annapurna Poonhill Hot spring Trek

Trip Duration 8
Max Altitude 3210M
Group Size 1-15
Best Time for Visit Feb-May and Sept-Dec

Trip Overview


The Annapurna Poonhill 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 Poonhill 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 Highlight

  • Beautiful Pokhara Valley with Lakes and Mountains.
  • Food, Cultures, Lifestyle, People, Scene, and Serenity.
  • 360 Panomeric View Of Massiv Himalayas
  • Breathtaking view of the morning sunrise
  • Pokhara: Phewa Lake, David’s Fall, and Mahendra Cave
  • Amazing Landscapes, Mountain Ranges.
  • Take in the distinctive culture and hospitality of the Himalayas.
  • Colorful Rhododendron Forest during spring
  • A picturesque trip to Pokhara and witness the magnificent views of profound valleys and scenes of Nepal
  • Stroll around the vibrant city of Pokhara.
  • Visit the Ghorepani– a vibrant town joined with different ethnic gatherings, for example, Gurung, Magar, Chhetri, and some more.
  • Appreciate the magnificent and stunning sights of Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna Massif, and more.
  • Take a reviving plunge at the natural hot spring of Jhinu Danda
  • Observe traditional Gurung and Magar villages.
  • Don’t miss the dazzling perspective on dawn from Poon Hill


To welcome you at the airport, you will meet our office representative. He will move you to your outing lodging in private transportation. At the hotel, we will hold a little meeting to brief you about the trip. Thereafter, there are no booked plans, so you may utilize the remainder of the time doing whatever you like. Overnight at the hotel.

Your guide will set up a car or taxi to take you to the bus park after breakfast in Pokhara. He will book a local bus or jeep from Pokhara to the trekking starting place. Follow the schedules and guidelines of your guide. After an hour and a half of driving, we will arrive in Nayapul. From Nayapul, we will follow the Modi river walking on our trail to Ghorepani Poon hill Trekking. We will pass across several villages like Birethanti, Sudame, Hile, and Tikhedhunga before reaching our destination for the day, Ulleri.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 1970m.|6462ft.

The wake-up call from the animals and birds makes the start of our first morning in the mountain. We will enjoy our breakfast with the majestic views of the Annapurna Himalayan Ranges. Then, we will embark on our journey across the lush rhododendron forest to Ghorepani.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 2860m.|9380ft.

We will wake up early and start to hike to the Poon Hill vantage point, which offers astonishing views of the mountains with the reflection of the beautiful sunrise. Ghorepani to Poon Hill viewpoint is about 45 minute to 1-hour hike. After relishing the sunrise view, we will move ahead on our trails towards Tadapani. The pathway looks magical in the spring, with beautiful rhododendron flowers of different colors blossoming. Passing through Banthanti, getting a scenic view of mountains from several places, we will arrive at Tadapani.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 3210m.|10530ft.

Tadapani offers the exquisite sunrise and the nearest vistas of Mt. Fishtail, Annapurna South, and Himchuli. After breakfast at Tadapani, we begin our walk following the route that includes beautiful Gurung Village, Ghandruk, and Chhomrong. Strolling along the trail down the hills, we will reach Jhinu Danda. We can spend a couple of hours in the Jhinu hot spring.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 1780m.|5839ft.

After breakfast at Jhinu Danda, we will have a short walk and then catch the sharing jeep to return to Pokhara. We will conclude our trip by getting to Pokhara. If you like to join extra activities like rafting, kayaking, bungee, etc., or trekking to some other region, you can reach out to us.

  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • 822m.|2696ft.

Early morning we depart from Pokhara to Kathmandu. The 200 km route follows the Marsyangdi River first and then the Trishuli River while offering a good view of the natural scenery and farmland. The bus will make one last climb, and you will enter Kathmandu Valley.

Later in the day, Friendship World Trek will host a farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

  • Included standard meal (Breakfast

Around 3 hours before your scheduled flight, our office representative will pick you from the hotel and transfer to the airport. From there, you will depart with some of the best experiences of your lifetime in Himalayas.

Departures & Availability

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Start Date Price Availability

All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy, are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.

Price include

  • All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport transfers.
  • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu.
  • One night accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in pokhara
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  •  Trip flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara including departure taxes.
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • One highly experienced, helpful & friendly guide,  porter (a porter between 2 clients)& their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance etc.
  • A comprehensive first aid medical kit.
  • Annapurna conservation and TIMS Fees- Trekkers’ Information Management System. (Please bring 3 passport photographs)
  • Government taxes & office service charge.

Price Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the ‘Meal Inclusions’ in the itinerary’.
  • Travel insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 50 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 125. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • Hot showers during the trek.
  • All kind of cold drinks e.g. water, coke, fanta, juice etc.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is appreciated but it is not mandatory)

Gears And Equipment

Trip Information

Poon Hill Trekking Difficulty, Cost, Best Time & Info

Poon Hill Trip package | Complimentary Airport Transfer

Friendship World Trek representative will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport. They will be holding a pamphlet with your name on it, and as a welcome gesture, they will offer you a Marigold garland. After welcoming you, our representative will take you to your hotel in a private vehicle.

However, you need to arrive at Kathmandu by three pm at least one day before the trip departure date for last-minute preparations. If, in case, you missed the online trip briefing, it will also provide us time to conduct an in-person trip briefing. During the trip briefing, we will recheck if everyone is carrying the essentials or not. The trip leader will also brief you about the trek and conditions in the trekking regions.

The following day, we will take a bus to Pokhara, which is the gateway to the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek. The tourist bus departs around 7 a.m. every day from Chakrapath, Kathmandu.

Tourist bus for Kathmandu- Pokhara – Kathmandu is included in the package. You can choose to fly or take private transport for an extra cost. Overnight stay at Kathmandu is not included in the Ghorepani Poon hill trek package.

Poon Hill Accommodation | Lodge & Tea House

Poon Hill Trek includes three nights of lodge-to-lodge stays in the finest lodges in trekking regions and two nights in Pokhara. You will be staying in twin-sharing rooms with attached bathrooms for two nights at Ghorepani, and Jhinu Danda, and a one-night twin-sharing standard room at Tadapani.

You will spend two nights in a hotel in Pokhara. The room comes with an attached bathroom, TV, 24-hour hot water, power, and laundry facility.

Solo trekkers will be staying in a single private room with an attached bathroom wherever possible and in a single private room elsewhere. 

Two nights of Hotel stay in Kathmandu before and after the trek may be required but not included in the package. Kathmandu has a wide range of hotels for all budgets and tastes.

Hot showers, Wi-Fi are available at lodges/hotels for an extra cost.

The Meals during Poon Hill Trek Route

Ghorepani Poon Hill Hike takes you to high elevations in the Annapurna region, so you require nutritious food. We will provide you with healthy and nutritious food, but you will not have as many choices as you would get in the cities.

We will provide you with 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 3 dinners during the trek.
Some of the popular menu items are –

Five breakfasts – Oatmeal, Corn Flakes, French toast with Jam, Butter, Cheese, Honey Tibetan bread or Chapati, Local Tsampa porridge, Eggs, Pancakes, Muesli Breads, fruits, Vegetables, Hot drinks (varieties of teas and coffees, hot chocolates, etc.)

Four lunches – Dhal, Bhat, Tarkari, Tibetan Bread, Various Soups, Sherpa Stew, Steaks, Sandwiches, Momo (dumplings), Macaroni dishes, Tenduk Spaghetti Noodles, Thukpa, Pasta, Vegetable curry, Potatoes, Vegetables, Salad Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed), Snacks (Papad, Prawn), Desserts, (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), etc

Three dinners – Dhal, Bhat, Tarkari, Tibetan Bread, Various Soups, Sherpa Stew, Steaks, Sandwiches, Momo (dumplings), Macaroni, Tenduk Spaghetti, Noodles Thukpa, Pasta, Vegetable curry, Potato items, Vegetable and salad Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed), Snacks (Papad, Prawn), Korean Raman, Desserts items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), Hard Drinks Steaks, etc

We select the best tea houses/ lodges that serve fresh, hygienic, tasty, and nutritious food. The menu consists of traditional, Asian, and Western food items. However, as we climb up menu gets shorter and shorter. 

We highly recommend you take fresh vegetables and liquids (green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, garlic soup (must), and ginger tea) at high altitudes. 

Though plenty of non-veg items will be available in the trekking regions, we do not recommend them because the meat in the hiking regions might not be hygienic. We also encourage you to avoid alcohol, caffeinated items, hot chocolates, and dairy items. 

Note- Lunch and dinner at Pokhara are not included in this package. 

All personal bills (alcoholic drinks, hot (tea, coffee), and cold drinks) in tea houses/ Lodges/cafes except standard meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner with seasonal fruits) are excluded from the package.

Best Time For Poon hill trek

The best time to trek to Poon Hill is during spring (March-May) and autumn (September – November). During this time, the skies are clear, and the views are fantastic.

However, people trek to Ghorepani and Poon Hill throughout the year, and Friendship World Trek conducts the Poon Hill trek during all seasons.

The trek during winter gets challenging due to low temperature and snowfall, while in the summer the monsoon rains cause the trails to be wet and slippery. Some adventurous trekkers find these challenges exciting and trek to Ghorepani and Poon Hill during these seasons too.

The temperature in the mountains also depends on altitude – the higher the elevation – the colder it gets. Here are the weather conditions at the high altitudes of the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek.

March-May (spring)

Spring (March-May) is a perfect season to trek to Poon Hill, and trekkers from all over the world come to visit these destinations during this time. In this season, the climate is mild, the rainfall is low, and the trekking conditions are perfect.

The mean daily spring temperatures in the Poon Hill high elevations are between 5°C to 15 °C. Lower regions are warmer. The trekking season begins after March, and by April, the trek route passes through rhododendron flower blooms that add red, pink, and white colors to the sub-tropical forest.

June – August (summer)

If you trek to Poon Hill between July and August, your trek falls in summer. Though summer temperatures are high in the trekking regions, it is also a monsoon period, which brings a lot of rain. Due to the rain, the trekking trails can be wet and slippery. 

Monsoon generally begins around the end of June and continues up to the second week of August. The daytime temperatures, at high altitudes, during the summer range from 15°C to 25°C. The nights are colder, with temperatures in between 5°C to 15°C.

Though the rain may cause some problems, it also provides much-needed water for plants that makes them bloom. If you enjoy the lush vegetation, this is the trekking season for you.

September – November (autumn)

Autumn is also a favorable season for the Poon Hill trek. Moderate temperatures, mild wind, and low precipitation make trekking in autumn pleasurable.

During this season, the sun shines brightly, the skies are clear, and you get a superb view of the mountains. The nights are also cloud-free, providing you with great views of night skies.

The monsoons will be over by early September, and the temperatures are mild. Daytime temperatures can reach up to 20°C in high altitudes. The nights are colder at temperatures around 5°C

In this season, the greens that grew during the monsoon fade to golden/amber providing a spectacular contrast against the crystal blue skies. The grains in terraced fields are ripe and ready for harvesting.

The environment is clean, and the lowlands are lush. 

The biggest Nepali festivals –Dashain, and Tihar – fall during this season. This brings in a festive mood to the trekking regions and all over Nepal.

December – February (winter)

Winter treks in the Annapurna region are not as popular as the spring or autumn treks. The Ghorepani trek regions are cold during winter with snowfalls, but it excites some trekkers.

The coldest time is from late December through early February. After late February, the climate gradually gets warmer. Daytime temperatures can get as low as -5 °C at high altitudes. 

Despite being cold, the winter skies are usually very clear, and mountain views are at their best with snow caps. The trails are the least busy during this time. While new trekkers might find this trek very challenging, experienced trekkers will find no problem completing this trek in winter. 

The weather in the Himalayas is unpredictable and changes quickly.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

Poonhill Trek is an easy-grade trek in the Annapurna region. The hiking is generally 4 to 5 hrs a day, taking regular breaks to enjoy and appreciate the stunning mountain views.

Ghorepani trek trails are not very steep but ascend and descend fairly. Trekking at higher altitudes is more physically demanding than trekking at lower altitudes. So you need to have average physical fitness and strong determination.

Trekkers who can hike 4 to 5 hours a day at a reasonable pace with a light day pack can complete this trek. Some days may require longer waking hours.

Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood disease should inform us before booking the trek.

Annapurna Poon Hill Hot Spring Trekking Route

The Annapurna Himalaya has the little settlement of Tikhedhunga. It frequently serves as the primary rest station along the AnnapurnaPoon Hill Trekking. From Pokhara, you can reach Tikhedhunga by a scenic drive to Nayapul and a few hours of walking. You can enjoy a wonderful experience during AnnapurnaPoon Hill Trekking from Pokhara towards Tikhedhunga.

The Poon hill trekking, which includes the Tikhedhunga to Annapurnahike, offers an exceptional perspective of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. The distance from Tikhedhunga to Ulleri is 4-5 kilometers (2-3hours). The entire journey from Tikhedhunga to Annapurnais through Ulleri, Banthanti, and Nange-thanti and takes 6 to 7 hours.

You may reach Ulleri, a Gurung settlement, from Tikhedhunga by ascending a set of stairs cut into the side of a sizable hill. One of the hardest walks on trekking is this one. The phrase “Bistarai, Bistarai!” means to ascend or descend the steps slowly. Follow the stone steps all the way to Annapurnafrom Ulleri. Since the route covers rhododendron blooming in the spring, this section is arguably the most picturesque. When you need a break, pause to take in the breathtaking views of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Peak) and Annapurna South.

The main attraction of the walk, the sunrise over the Himalayas, can be seen at Ghorepani, Poon hill viewpoint, so we should get up early and go up there before the sun rises. All of the trekkers will remember this particular moment. From the highest vantage point, you may take in breathtaking views of the nearby snowy peaks, including Machhapuchhre (6,993m), Annapurna (8,091m), Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Hiunchuli (6,441m), and Annapurna South (7,219m). The main appeal of the trekking is the view from Poon Hill, but it also includes a visit to the picturesque Ghandruk hamlet, the second-largest Gurung town in Nepal. While living in the village, you will get the opportunity to learn about Gurung culture and customs. You will enjoy our stay at Jhinu Danda and the Jhinu hot springs.

Views During Annapurna Poonhill Trekking With Hot Spring

Poon Hill, which is at an elevation of 3,210 meters (10,530 feet), provides breathtaking views of the Himalayan range, including the Annapurna (8,091 meters), Dhaulagiri (8,167 meters), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441 meters), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455 meters), Mt. Nilgiri (7,061 meters), Mt. Fishtail (6,993 meters), and many others. During the AnnapurnaPoon Hill Trekking, you will get regular views of these mountains from various locations.

In the same way, the scenery of the trekking is magnificent. You will get to see different views at every turn on the trail. During the AnnapurnaPoon Hill Trekking, there are several attractions to look forward to, including waterfalls, stunning streams, and lovely villages.

What Makes Friendship World Trek Unique?

In Nepal, we provide the best 5-day AnnapurnaPoon hill trekking with hot springs. We are a recognized trekking company in Nepal because of our affordable rates, knowledgeable staff, and superior service. Similar to how we actively support the local community in the mountains, you may indirectly help the residents improve their lot in life. We have started taking early bookings for the 5-day AnnapurnaPoon hill trekking with hot spring in 2024 and 2025. Contact us at any moment with concerns or to make a booking for the trip.

Are you getting ready for tough trails? Let us say you have already completed this AnnapurnaPoon hill trekking with hot springs and are seeking more difficult choices. If so, we advise you to try one of our other Annapurna treks, like the 11-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek,13-day Annapurna Circuit Trek13-day Annapurna Sanctuary Trek via Poonhill, and 9-day Mardi Himal Trek and 9-day Khopra Ridge

Entry Permits & Requirements

You require entry permission for the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) and a (Tourist Information Management System) TIMS card for the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking. The TIMS Card and the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Entry Permit card are available at the Nepal Tourism Board’s offices in Kathmandu and Pokhara, respectively.

Note: Children under the age of 10 do not need permits.

Annapurna Conservation Area Project Fees (ACAP) Entry Permit: For foreigners, NRS 3000; for residents of SAARC nations, NRS 1000; and for Nepalese, NRS 100. If you are with a guide, the TIMS Card is worth NRS 2000. Free individual trekker NRS 2000 (FIT). Nationals of SAARC nations must pay NRS 300 for trekking with just a guide and NRS 600 for trekking alone.

Our guides will take care of all the permits. You do not need to bother about standing in line to obtain them.

Annapurna Poon Hill Hot Spring Trek Route Map

Ghorepani-Poonhill-trek Route Map


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