Annapurna Panorama With Hot Spring Trek

Duration: 5 Days
At a Glance
  • Duration 5 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Destination Nepal
  • Start/End Pokhara
  • Group Size 1-12
  • Max. Altitude 3210

Highlights

  • A perfect short trek under a week in the Annapurna region
  • It is ideal for travelers who are bound by time and looking for a quick getaway from Pokhara
  • Beginner-friendly trail, so all ages of trekkers can do it without previous experience
  • Spend time in nature, enjoy tranquility, the soothing scent of forests, fresh air, chirping of birds, and steams
  • Trek through lush forests and cross thrilling suspension bridges
  • Witness beautiful landscapes, breathtaking snow-capped mountains, lovely terraced fields, and verdant hills
  • Explore authentic Nepali villages and experience the mountain lifestyle
  • Enjoy the warm hospitality and kindness of the locals
  • Come across many species of flora and fauna along the way
  • Witness a gorgeous sunrise from Poon Hill, along with a spectacular mountain panorama
  • Relax in natural hot springs in Jhinu Danda

Annapurna Panorama Hot Spring Trek: 5 Days

Are you in Pokhara and want to go on a short, adventurous, yet easy trek? Then our Annapurna panorama with hot spring trek 5 days is one of the best options. You will explore the beautiful Ghorepani village, hike to Poon Hill, and relish the natural hot springs in Jhinu Danda. Bookings are open for 2024 and 2025 departure. Get in touch with us for more information.

The Annapurna panorama with hot spring trek explores the lower part of the Annapurna Himalayas. Thanks to that, you will enjoy a warmer climate and crisp air in the mornings and nights. Likewise, it is a low-altitude trek, so the risk of altitude sickness is also shallow. Trekkers enjoy delightful walks through lush forests, beautiful villages, and terraced fields.

Few trekking packages under a week offer this kind of adventure and experience, so we highly recommend Annapurna Panorama with a hot spring trek. A professional guide and porter will accompany you during the trek, making the journey more seamless and enjoyable. Witness stunning mountain panoramas and relish several gorgeous sunrises and sunsets.

One of the unspoken attractions of the Annapurna panorama with a hot spring trek is the welcoming local communities. Regardless of the mountain views and other natural wonders, the interactions with the locals, warm hospitality, and unique mountain lifestyle will impress you the most. Are you ready to travel in the Himalayas and make memories to cherish forever? Join us for your adventure.

What can you expect during the Annapurna panorama with the hot spring trek?

Your journey will begin from Pokhara, where our guide and porter will pick you up from your hotel. A short drive will take you to Nayapul, the starting point of your trek. You will start your trek from here, passing through small settlements and terraced fields. The trail is dotted with suspension bridges. You will spend your first night in the picturesque Ulleri village.

From Tikhedhunga, you will climb numerous stairs to reach Ulleri. The following day, trek to Ghorepani village. Trek through dense rhododendron and pine forests. Ghorepani is a beautiful village and offers stunning mountain views. From here, hike to the Poon Hill viewpoint. It is the most popular viewpoint in the lower Annapurna region.

The sunrise and the 270-degree mountain panorama from here are jaw-dropping. Descend to Tadapani to spend the night. The trail then continues to Jhinu Danda via Chhomrong village. From Chhomrong, you can extend the trek to Annapurna Base Camp. If not, follow a downhill route to Jhinu Danda to enjoy natural hot springs.

A few meters below this village, there are natural hot springs. You have to pay a few bucks to enjoy it. On the last day, you will descend through lush forests and verdant hills to Siwai, where the trek ends. A short drive will bring you back to Pokhara. Our crew will drop you off at the hotel.

Major attractions of the Annapurna panorama with hot spring trek

A short trekking package

Travelers can complete this trek in just five days. You must be present in Pokhara. This itinerary is an excellent option if you are on a short holiday or need help going on a long trek. Even though the trek is short, trekkers have a lifetime experience.

Easier than most of the treks in Nepal

If you have heard about the Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek, or Manaslu Circuit Trek, you must know about these entry-level trekking routes in Nepal. Still, these treks are moderate and require decent fitness. However, our Annapurna panorama with hot spring trek is like multi-day hiking. It is much more manageable and ideal for trekkers of all ages.

Perfect gateway in the nature

If you feel disconnected from you and want to spend time in nature, join this trek. You will travel away from the city's noise and pollution, enjoying tranquility, soothing scents of forests, fresh air, and nature.

Backpackers will love this quick gateway. You do not have to do much to join the trek. Rent some trekking gear, get the essentials, and hit the trail. In the blink of an eye, you will be surrounded by nature.

Beautiful landscapes, jaw-dropping mountain views, and serenity

The Annapurna panorama with hot spring trek route is very scenic. Trekkers get to see diverse landscapes. Lush hills, verdant valleys, terraced fields, streams, rivers, waterfalls, and snow-capped mountains make the scenery wonderful.

You will see breathtaking views of mountains such as the Annapurna range (8,091 m/26,545 ft), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m/26,795 ft), Mt. Fishtail (6,993 m/22,943 ft), Mt. Nilgiri (7,061 m/23,166 ft), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441 m/21,132 ft), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455 m/24,459 ft), Tukuche (6,920 m/22,703 ft), and many others.

Many travelers trek to Ghorepani in the peak trekking seasons (spring and autumn), so the trail is quite bustling and joyful. It doesn't mean you cannot unwind and relish peace. Everyone has their own pace and rhythm, and so do you. You will get plenty of chances to immerse yourself in nature and its serenity.

Nepali village experience

On the way to Ghorepani village and Jhinu Danda, you will pass by many Nepali villages. These traditional villages offer an authentic experience. You will meet with many communities, such as Chhetri, Brahmin, Newar, Magar, Gurung, etc.

The locals are friendly and kind. You will love their hospitality and modesty. The villages are small but beautiful, with flowers, trees, terrace fields, green hills, and mountains surrounding them.

Flora and fauna of Annapurna Conservation Area

The Annapurna panorama with hot spring trek route is within the Annapurna Conservation Area, home to numerous flora and fauna. Along the trail, you will see different vegetation and birds, from rhododendron trees to pine, oak, bamboo, etc. The vegetation changes with the increase in elevation.

Likewise, you will see beautiful waterfalls and streams, cross suspension bridges over rivers, and share trails with mules. You may also see many species of birds and butterflies. Do not disturb the flora and fauna while trekking. Stay on the human trails.

Natural hot springs in Jhinu Danda

Jhinu Danda is a famous natural hot spring on the Annapurna Base Camp and Ghorepani route. It is situated at 1,650 meters above sea level. The hot springs are natural geothermal water ponds. Trekkers have to spend a few bucks to use the hot springs. This money is used to maintain the springs.

Trekkers love to sit in these natural hot springs to relieve fatigue after their long trek. These hot springs also have natural healing properties that benefit your skin.

Annapurna panorama with hot spring trek from Kathmandu

We can curate the Annapurna panorama with a hot spring trek itinerary if you want to start and end the journey from Kathmandu. It will add two more days to the itinerary, and you must be present in Kathmandu. The price of the package will change accordingly.

Trek difficulty and how to manage elevation gain

The Annapurna panorama with hot spring trek is on the easier side. It is a relatively easy trek among the beginner-friendly trekking packages in Nepal. You have to walk 5 to 6 hours a day. Good health and decent walking habits are needed. The trail is adventurous and beautiful, so you will notice hiking less than 5 to 6 hours daily.

The trail passes through lush forests. The terrain is rugged and steep in some sections. You will frequently ascend and descend. The most challenging part is climbing over 3000 stairs from Tikhedhunga to Ulleri. Likewise, you will ascend to 3,210 meters throughout the trek.

The low elevation can trigger altitude sickness, so you must be cautious. Drink plenty of water and trek slowly. Avoid alcohol and smoking while ascending. Likewise, listen to your body and get ample rest every day. Some early symptoms of altitude sickness are vomiting, headache, insomnia, difficulty in breathing, nausea, and dizziness.

Itinerary

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You will begin the journey early in the morning with a delicious breakfast. After that, get ready to leave your hotel. Enjoy beautiful mountain views and lush scenery while driving to Nayapul.

From here, you will start walking with your guide. The trail goes through Birethanti and other small settlements to Tikhedhunga. You will pass by lush forests and cross small suspension bridges.

From Tikhedhunga, climb several staircases to reach Ulleri. This part of the trail is challenging, so take frequent breaks and maintain your pace.

  • Overnight: Guest House
  • Meals: Lunch and Dinner
  • Distance: 40Km drive and 12Km walk
  • Travel Time: 2 hours drive and 5-6 hour walk
  • Altitude: 1960m

    Leaving Ulleri, you will continue trekking to Ghorepani village. Along the way, you will discover Nepali-style slated roof houses, terraced fields, and the daily lives of the locals. You will mostly trek through rhododendron and pine forests.

    Ghorepani is one of the famous villages in the lower Annapurna region. Inhabited mainly by Magar and Gurung tribes, this beautiful village is surrounded by rhododendron forests and snow-capped mountains.

    You can see stunning views of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Fishtail, Mt. Gangapurna, Mt. Hiunchuli, and several others from here. The locals are friendly and welcome.

    • Overnight: Guest House
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Walk Distance: 11Km
    • Travel Time: 4-5 hours
    • Altitude: 2860m

      On this day, you will hike to Poon Hill, renowned for its spectacular mountain panorama. You will start ascending before sunrise to witness a gorgeous sunrise and a jaw-dropping view of the western Himalayan range.

      The hiking route is well established. You will trek through rhododendron trees and gradually ascend to the viewpoint. Mountains like Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Hiunchuli, Nilgiri, Fishtail, Gangapurna, Tukuche, and numerous others are visible here.

      After enjoying the view, descend to Ghorepani village and continue trekking to Tadapani. You will follow a downhill trail via rhododendron and pine forests to Banthanti. From here, the trail ascends steeply through forests to Tadapani.

      • Overnight: Guest House
      • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
      • Walk Distance: 13Km
      • Travel Time: 7-8 hours
      • Altitude: 3210m

        You are almost at the end of the trek. From Tadapani, descend to Kimron Khola. From here, the trail goes through oak, rhododendron, and bamboo forests. You will reach Chhomrong village and continue trekking along a downhill trail to Jhinu Danda.

        Nearby Jhinu Danda, there are natural hot springs. These hot springs have healing properties. It will soothe your muscles and help you relieve any skin issues. You must pay a few bucks to use the hot springs, so carry some Nepali cash.

        • Overnight: Guest House
        • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
        • Walk Distance: 8Km
        • Travel Time: 6-7 hours
        • Altitude: 1750m

          Start the morning with a warm breakfast and leave Jhinu Danda. You will follow a plain dusty road along the Modi Khola. Enjoy a relaxing walk and beautiful scenery on the way. Trek past small villages and descend to Siwai, where the walking part ends.

          You will drive from Siwai to Pokhara. It will be a short and comfortable ride. The evening is free in Pokhara. Explore the Lakeside Market and enjoy a lovely sunset at Phewa Lake.

          • Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
          • Walk Distance: 5Km
          • Travel Time: 6-7 hour
          • Altitude: 630m

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            Inclusions

            • Private transfers from Pokhara to Nayapul and return
            • Four nights of guest house accommodation on a trek
            • Annapurna conservation and TIMS permits
            • Experience and helpful trekking guide
            • Meals (4 breakfasts, five lunches, and four dinners)
            • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service (paid by travel insurance company)
            • Sleeping bag, down jackets if necessary, and return after the trek

            Exclusions

            • Your personnel expenses, water, hot and cold drinks & bar bills
            • Laundry, telephone, hot shower & internet charge
            • Trekking porter
            • Tips for the guide
            • Anything not mentioned in the included section

            Add-Ons & Options

            Reaching Pokhara

            • The Best way to reach Pokhara is by taking a short flight from Kathmandu or there are options to go by a tourist bus or hire a private vehicle.
            • Please find add-on options if you want to book a flight to Pokhara or return and consult if you want to go by a tourist bus or private vehicle, we can also book these transports for you.

            Add a Porter

            A trekking porter carry about 22-22 Kg and we suggest to hire a porter for each 2 trekkers which cost US $100.00 for the trek.

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