Annapurna Poonhill Hot spring Trek

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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 Highlights

  • 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


Day 01: Arrived at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu

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.

Day 02: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and hike to Ulleri (1970m.|6462ft., 6 - 7 hrs)

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.

Day 03: Trek to Ghorepani from Ulleri (2860m.|9380ft., 4 - 5 hrs)

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.

Day 04: Hike to Poon Hill Viewpoint (3210m.|10530ft.) and then trek to Tadapani (2,600m.|8,528ft.) 7-8 hrs

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.

Day 05: Trek to Jhinu Hot Spring Via Chhomrong (1780m.|5839ft., 5 - 6 hrs)

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.

Day 06: Short walk from Jhinu Danda and Drive to Pokhara (822m.|2696ft.)

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.

Day 07: Drive from Pokhara (820m) to Kathmandu (1400m) (6-7hrs)

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

Day 08: Final Departure from Kathmandu

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.

Price Includes

  • 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)
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