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Poonhill Hot Spring Trekking - Poon Hill Tour Holidays

Hike through thick mossy forests cooling off yourselves at beautiful waterfalls, enjoy a natural hot spring, sunrise at Poon Hill

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10 Days Kathmandu to Kathmandu

  • Max. Altitude: 2800 meters
  • Group Size: Min. 1 / Max. 12
  • Best Time: Feb to Jun, Sep to Dec
  • Daily walking Hour: Approx. 4-6
  • Accommodation: Local lodge

Trip Grade: Trip Grade

Moderate

Moderate trekking involves 4 to 6 hours a day walking at a steady pace below 4000 meters for around 3 to 10 days trekking trip.

Poonhill 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. Poonhill Hot spring trekking is marvelous for the amateur trekkers and for those trekkers who don't want to go to a high altitude and dive into hot water spring.  During the comfortable and short Poonhill Hot spring trekking, the guest houses that you will be staying at will be relatively decent but with homely owners. As we walk through the trails, light winds blow across our faces through the terrace farming villages, walking through thick mossy forests and cooling off yourselves at beautiful icy waterfalls are only a few of the things that you can enjoy during the Poonhill Hot spring trek. The Poonhill Hot spring trek surely won't 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 highlight of the trip, it is the sunrise from the Poonhill. All that we can say is, that it's incredible.

Poonhill Hot Spring Trek short itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1350m).
Day 02: Rest day or sightseeing of Kathmandu valley. 
Day 03: Drive or fly from Kathmandu to pokhara, 200km/6 hours drive or 25 minutes flight.
Day 04: Trek from Pokhara to Ulleri, 4 to 5 hours walking.
Day 05: Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani, 6 hours walking.
Day 06: Trek from Ghorepani to Tatopani, 5 to 6 hours walking.
Day 07: Trek from Tatopani to Pokhara, 3 hours walking. 
Day 08: Free day in Pokhara and sightseeing of major places. 
Day 09: Drive or fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu. 
Day 10: Final departure.

Trip cost:Please write us and let us know how many of you are there in your group to do this trek so that we can send you a quote and other information according to your group size.

Note: If above itinerary couldn't meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as Tibet tours, Bhutan tours, and Jungle safari in Nepal.

Poonhill Hot Spring Trek – itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1350m).
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by one of our trek leaders and transfer to hotel. Our trek manager will give you pre-trek information. In the evening join the welcome dinner. Overnight at hotel.  

Day 02: Rest day or sightseeing of Kathmandu valley.  
After breakfast, we start a full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley including the Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a UNESCO World Heritage site) & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. Also visit Monkey Temple the Swyambhunath (2000 years old temple) and visit Patan city of fine arts. Or full day rest, shopping and packing on your own. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Drive or fly from Kathmandu to pokhara, 200km/6 hours drive or 25 minutes flight.
We take a scenic drive from Kathmandu through countryside to Pokhara, this is about six hours journey. Or take a mountain flight via the northern Himalayas to Pokhara. In the Evening stroll around Lakeside and enjoy the dinner at one of best eating place. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Trek from Pokhara 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.

Day 05: Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani, 6 hours walking.
After breakfast at Ulleri, a gentle climb through pasture and cultivated fields as you climb up you walk up besides the cascading river through refreshingly cool oak and rhododendron forest. Overnight at guest house in Ghorepani.

Day 06: Trek from Ghorepani to Tatopani, 5 to 6 hours walking.
Wake up early morning and start hiking to Poon Hill (3210m). The view point provides better unobstructed views and sunrise over the high Himalayas. We can see a 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 guest house.

Day 07: Trek from Tatopani to Pokhara, 3 hours walking.  
Three hours walking from Tatopani to get a van to go in to Galesor from there it will be one hour drive to Beni after here we will get a bus to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Day 08: Free day in Pokhara and sightseeing of major places.  
A free day to discover the pokhara valley, early in the morning we can take a taxi to the Sarangkot hill for viewing sunrise and spectacular snowcapped mountain ranges. After lunch back to Pokhara and visit Devis fall, Tibetan refugee camp, Cave and boating in the lake…Overnight at hotel.

Day 09: Drive or fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu.  
Drive back or fly out to Kathmandu. In the evening join the farewell dinner with Cultural show programme. Overnight at hotel.

Day 10: Final departure.
After breakfast at hotel, we transfer you to international airport for your flight back to home. We wish you have a safe and sound flight back home. Hope to see you again in the future.  

Note: The above information is just a guide and standard pattern of what we provide. The trip can be tailored at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. On adventure trips of this type, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are needed the person in charge will make a decision what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does arise, we do everything we can to reduce its effect, but we cannot be liable for the results of changes or delays.

Service Includes

  • The entire airport picks up and drops
  • Standard hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Necessary flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara return trip or one way.
  • 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.
  • Welcome and fare well dinner in Kathmandu serve by Ram Kumar.
  • Our service charges with VAT and Local / Government Taxes

Service Excludes

  • 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

Trek FAQ

Some essential questions and answers about Poonhill hot spring trekking:

How can I book Poonhill hot spring trekking?
Once you confirmed trip, we need photo copy of your passport and 20% down payment of the total price for advance flight tickets and hotel booking and permit process.

How can I enter in Nepal?
Nepal is a popular tourist destination in south Asia. Several airlines have direct and none-stop flights from Middle East and Asia to Kathmandu, Capital of Nepal.
There are direct flights from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Doha, Osaka, Shanghi, Mascow, Bangkok, Singapore, Hongkong, Karachi, Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta, Paro, Dhaka, Lhasa, and Varanasi.

Can I do Poonhill hot spring trekking?
This trek is suitable for any walker looking for something little adventure and mountain trek with stunning views of Annapurna Himalayas. It does not require that you have any previous trekking or mountaineering experience. Although, daily jugging 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.

Do I need to stay in Katmandu and Pokhara?
Kathmandu valley, one of the historical cities as well as the capital of Nepal, and Pokhara, is a beautiful city with lakes and caves, at least, you need to spend two nights in Kathmandu and two nights in Pokhara before and after your trip. In our program we are providing you the standard accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara on bed and breakfast basis.

Can I join with group?
Yes, you can join with group, we guarantees a series of fixed group departures dates for Poonhill hot spring trekking. We can arrange small group trekking trip to suit your requirements. Please contact us for group departure dates.

Do I need to join with group?
It is not necessary that you need to follow our fixed group departures dates, because private trip departs every day upon your request which are best suited to couples, families and small groups of friends. We are happy to organize your holiday according by your selecting starting date.

Do you also offer Tailor-made Departures?
Yes, we do offer Tailor-made Departures, if our holiday packages are not perfect or the group departure dates are not convenient as per your travel plan.

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 2800 walking through villages, rivers and green hills, so you need to have right equipments with you. Click here to have more info

What kind of meals I can have during the trip?
All Meals on full board basis will be provided during 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.

Do I have pre-departure meeting?
Yes, at first, our staff will receive you at the airport and transfer to the hotel and our tour leader will brief regarding about the trip. The briefing will cover the itinerary and introduced your trek Leader.

Can I charge camera batteries along the trek?
Yes, Most of the places, you can charge batteries along the trek (per hour USD 2-3 for charging).

Is someone going to meet me at the airport? Are transfers included?
Definitely, our Airport Representative will come to the airport to pick you up. We will be displaying a play card of company with your name on it. Airport transfer is included.

Travel Insurances

Travelling is an investment and we believe that an insurance makes your investment secure. It is a condition of joining any of our adventure trips that be protected against comprehensive expenses potential to incur due to medial issues or accidents (to include helicopter rescue, air ambulance, and treatment costs). Please be noted that we do not arrange or sell insurance.

A relaxed trip is not possible without good travel insurance. In the event of any sickness or injury, the cost of emergency treatment and evacuation is shocking. Therefore, travel insurance is strongly recommended for everyone who signs up with us. We strongly recommend that you be careful while choosing a policy as some makes special exceptions for adventure travel. Before buying your insurance make sure your insurer is aware of our adventure itinerary that you are going to undertake and is agreeable to cover all activities being undertaken in the trip. Such as if you are planning trekking or climbing/expedition in Himalayas your insurance must cover emergency air ambulance/helicopter rescue including medical expenses. For a group tours in urban areas, your insurance coverage of ambulance or helicopter rescue is not mandatory, however better to have with them too. Again, in Tibet trips there is no possibility of helicopter rescue, so no need to buy the air ambulance coverage in Tibet trips. Also, check your insurance policy firmly to even include trip cancellation, as all deposits paid are non-refundable.

Please kindly provide us your copy of insurance policy (e.g. your insurance certificate) or carry it with you while you come on the trip.


Acclimatization

Alpine Eco Trek is professionals at operating at high-altitude. Each trip we run has a realistic acclimatization programme. Our entire adventure trips are designed to allow gradual height gain, spread over a number of days. High altitude is not predictable sickness, so there is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude but, for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent to height will produce minimal effects. We can provide 'Gamow Bag' as a precautionary measure as per your request on renting basis. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. All trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude sickness, and our leaders, guides and staffs are well trained to administer them and to know the symptoms.

Check out "Altitude illness" by Dr Jim Duff

http://www.treksafe.com.au/medical/altitude_illness.htm


Food during the trip

Food on full board basis will be provided during the spent on trekking. Three meals (Sherpa, Nepalese and Tibetan, Continental, Italian and Indian dishes) a day will be served from the guesthouse/lodge menus or at camp cooked our master cook. Every day dinner and breakfast are used to take in the same guesthouse/lodge we spend the night. Lunch will be taken on the way to destination. Reception, farewell dinner with culture show will be provided during your stay in Kathmandu.


Trek Checklist

Equipments & Packing List for Poonhill Hot spring trekking

Gears are pretty much essential for your great trip. Please click here for the comprehensive packing list for this trip.

Trip Map

Map for Annapurna trekking

Annapurna Region Map

Further Information
Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you have any questions regarding trip, please feel free to contact us. We answer all enquiries within 24 hours. If you want to book a trip, you can send us an email or contact us directly by phone: 0977 98510 36844 (Ram Kumar Adhikari).

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