Poon Hill Hot Spring Trekking (Tatopani)

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Poon hill Hot spring trekking, with one of the best viewpoints in the world, is truly a trekker’s paradise. One cannot rave enough about the views from Poon hill. This trek is marvellous for the amateur trekkers and for those trekkers who would not want to go to a high altitude and learn the unique culture and lifestyle of the Himalayan people. Poonhill with hot spring trekking is the best option for those clients who would like to explore the high mountain peaks and take a deep bath into a hot spring without going too high.

Poon hill hot spring trekking is a comfortable and short trek into the Annapurna region. The guest houses in this trek are decent and the trail winds through terrace farming villages, thick mossy forests and beautiful Icy waterfalls where we can stop to cool our faces. Every corner of this trek provides an amazing view of the high mountains and dramatic landscapes with the magic green hills. The sunrise view from Poonhill is unbelievable.

Poon hill hot spring hiking surely will not disappoint you as it is filled with amazing views of the high mountains and dramatic landscapes along with the magical green hills. Talking about the main highlights of the trip, it is the sunrise from Poon Hill and a hot spring bath at Tatopani. All that we can say is, that it is incredible.

Why Poon Hill Hot Spring Tour with a Local Company?

 Alpine Eco Trek is a local sustainable and responsible trekking tour operator in Kathmandu for that we incorporate the universal principles of tourism: protect the environment and benefit the local communities by respecting their culture and religion. With this in mind, we have trained all our guides and porters to know, understand and respect the local places and their people and culture. Read more 

Highlights

  • Walkthrough the terrace farming villages, thick mossy forests cooling-off yourselves at stunning Icy waterfalls 
  • Explore the ancient villages and unique cultures, traditions and lifestyles of Gurung and Pun Families 
  • Enjoy the breathtaking Himalayan ranges and grand sunrise from Poon Hill's viewpoint.  
  • take a deep bath into a Hot Spring in Tatopani, near Beni Bazaar

Outline Itinerary

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Day 01:Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (2 hours) and trek to Ulleri, 4 to 5 hours walking

Almost two hours drive to Nayapul and starting walking through the lush, green Modi river valley. Past waterfalls with plunge pools that invite you to swim. We continue walking through a step stone staircase to the ethnic Ulleri village. Overnight at guest house. 

  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Ulleri
  • Maximum Altitude:2,020m

After breakfast at Ulleri, a gentle climb through pasture and cultivated fields as you climb up you walk up beside the cascading river through refreshingly cool oak and rhododendron forest. Overnight at guesthouse in Ghorepani. 

  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Ulleri to Ghorepani
  • Maximum Altitude:2,860m

Wake up early morning and start hiking to Poon Hill (3210m). The viewpoint provides better-unobstructed views and sunrise over the high Himalayas. We can see lots of White Mountain peaks from Poon Hill. After sunrise, return to our guest house and time for breakfast. Ghorepani means horse water and it is no doubt a welcome watering stop for the teams of horses, mules and ponies that carry loads between Pokhara and Jomsom. From Ghorepani, the trail downhill trail follows the Jomsom route. Across the rhododendron forest, we pass some small villages and walk alongside the Ghara Khola. In Tatopani (Hot Spring) there is natural hot water springs - time for a Scrub-up. Overnight at guesthouse

  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Ghorepani to Tatopani
  • Maximum Altitude:1,190m

Three hours walking from Tatopani to get a van to go into Galesor from there it will be one hour drive to Beni after here we will get a bus to Pokhara. Reach Pokhara. End Services.

  • Accommodation:On your own
  • Meals:On your own
  • Place:Pokhara
  • Maximum Altitude:8,10m

Inclusion

  • Annapurna Conservation fee with trekking permit.
  • Tims card (trekking information management system card).
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking period.
  • Accommodation (guest house) during the trekking period.
  • English speaking guide and highly experienced staffs.
  • Staffs food, clothing, salary and their insurance.
  • All necessary grounded transportation.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Our service charges with VAT and Local, Government Taxes.
  • Sightseeing or any extra activities except the above program.
  • Personal nature expenses.
  • Bar bill and all kind of drinks.
  • Rescue & Evacuation.
  • Gratitude (tip) for staff.

 

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Useful Information

Ghorepani Poon Hill

Ghorepani also is known as Gode Pani, situated at an elevation of 2870 meters, is one of the prettiest villages in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The village contains a wide range of hotels and guesthouses that provide accommodations and meals to adventure trekkers, many of whom spend the night before a pre-dawn hike to the top of nearby Poon Hill (3210 meters) to watch the charismatic sunrise and Himalayan panoramas.

Ghorepani village was a rest stop, in the past, where ancient traders found water (Pani in Nepali dialect) for their horses (Ghoda in Nepali dialect) thus leading to the nomenclature Ghorepani.  The village is renowned for being one of the best trekking spots in Nepal which provides breathtaking views of some of the most majestic Himalayan Mountains of Nepal. It is a gateway to the various beautiful treks in the Annapurna region and is also rich in flora and fauna, surrounded by lush green jungles blazing with beautiful red rhododendron forests. You may see 360° views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayas on a clear day. Mount Dhaulagiri I, II, III, IV, V, Tukuche Peak, Dhampus Peak, Mount Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Barah Sikhar, Machhapuchhre (aka Fishtail) are some of the major peaks seen from this village. The culturally rich Ghorepani village is mostly inhabited by the Pun Magar and Gurung inhabitants, an indigenous hill-tribe. Both the ethnic groups have a great reputation as fearless warriors in the British and Indian Army Regiments. One can witness their culture, unique lifestyle, architecture, and authentic cuisines in this village. Ghorepani village is reachable after a pleasant 12 to 15 hours walk from the ancient village of Birethanti and Birethanti village is reachable after two hours of a scenic drive from the lake city of Pokhara.

Tatopani Hot Spring in the Annapurna Region 

The Tatopani Hot Water Spring of Beni Bazaar in Myagdi district which is about 190 kilometres west of Pokhara is the best Hot Spring destination in the Annapurna region. It is said that in a year, around sixty thousand people from all over the world visit this Hot Spring. This Hot Spring can hold around hundred people at a time. It is said that bathing in this Hot Spring cures many diseases of the skin and also paralysis. It is also considered a holy dip for remaining healthy and fit.

Nepal Visa Information

The international airport in Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport has Visa arrival facilities. With E-Visa machines standing ready at the Visa counters of the airport, it’s never been easier to get your tourist visa. Also available in the online service where you can preprint your Visa application and bring it with you to the airport. Another option would be to request your Visa at the Nepalese Embassy of your respective country pre-departure. For those who are going for Visa on arrival please note to bring two passport size photos, a valid passport and some cash for the Visa fee.

  • 15 Days – 30 USD
  • 30 Days – 50 USD
  • 90 Days – 125 USD

For more information about Tourist Visa, you can also visit http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/page/tourist-visa the official website to apply. Want to extend your holiday in Nepal? Alpine Eco Trek can help you to extend your Visa so you can enjoy more activities, treks, or tours in Nepal.

Need any other type of assistance or additional information about on arrival instructions, making your holiday longer, passport rules and regulations, latest permit updates please feel free to contact us.

FAQs

How can I book Poon Hill Hot Spring Trekking?

Once you confirmed the trip, we need a photocopy of your passport and a 20 percent down payment of the total price for advance booking and permit processing.

Can I do Poonhill hot spring trekking?

This trek is suitable for any walker looking for something little adventure and a mountain trek with stunning views of the Annapurna Himalayas. It does not require that you have any previous trekking or mountaineering experience. Although, daily jogging or walking exercise is useful and you need to be in good physical condition and able to walk for 5-6 hours daily.

When should I come for Poonhill hot spring trekking?

This trek is good for all seasons so any months from Jan to Dec are the best time to do this trek. Although, Feb, March, April,  May and September, October, November and also December are the very best months to do a trek in this area. 

What kind of equipment do I need to bring with me?

Poonhill hot spring trekking is an exciting and easy trip. We trek up to 3100m walking through villages, rivers and green hills, so you need to have the right equipment with you. Find below a packing list: 

01) A fleece jacket
02) A pair of comfortable trekking shoes, sandals and socks
03) Down jacket
04) A pair of easy drying trousers
05) A pair of waterproof trousers
06) Lightweight and fast-drying two T-shirts (synthetic fabrics – not cotton)
07) Lightly broken-in trekking boots
08) A lightweight, fast-drying pullover or fleece
09) 2 sets of underwear
10) Raincoat
11) A hat and a set of Glove
12) A scarf or balaclava
13) A lightweight waterproof jacket
14) An insulating jacket or vest  

What kind of meals I can have during the trip?

All Meals on a full board basis will be provided during the trekking. Freshly cooked food is served at all times (western, continental and Nepali meals are available in all places). Three meals a day will be provided.

Are we dropped back at our hotel after the trek?

Definitely, we will drop you back at your hotel in Pokhara at the end of the Poon Hill Hot Spring Trekking. Please feel free to let us know the name of your hotel in Pokhara. So that, our guide will drop you off accordingly. 

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