|Trip Duration:||9 days|
|Trek Start Point:||Phedi|
|Trek End Point:||Nayapul|
|Accommodation:||Teahouse / Camping|
|Meals:||Breakfast, lunch , Dinner with tea/coffee|
|Mode of Travel:||Land|
|Transportation:||Car / Bus / Flight|
|Best season:||March - June / September-November|
Ghorepani via Tatopani Hotspring Overview
Ghorepani Circuit Trek via Hot Spring is one of the interesting and shortest treks. In this trek, we can get close looks at some of the highest peaks of Nepal. An exciting activity in this trekking is that we will be passing through the Kaligandaki river which is one of the deepest gorges in the world. Hot Spring Trek covers Ghorepani Poon Hill and Natural Hot Spring at Tatopani. Ghorepani Hot Spring trekking begins from Nayapul after one and a half hours drive from Pokhara.
We can see the Majestic views of Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, 8,167, Tukuche peak, Annapurna south, Himchuli, Fish-tail, Lamjung Himal, Annapurna IV, III and Dhampus Peak from Poon Hill. Ghorepani Poon hill is the best viewpoint to enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of mountains from the lower elevation. It is also an easy trek which offers you the opportunity to interact with Magars, Thakalis, Gurungs as well as enjoy the views of villages, forest, and different species of flora and fauna. Tatopani (Hot Water) is the famous hot spring in Annapurna Region Nepal. Hundreds of trekkers relax there after doing the Annapurna Circuit trek.
As in a different place in Nepal, Ghorepani Circuit via Hot Spring Trek mostly follows the deeper valley streams. And the Kali Gandaki River which flows between the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Mountain ranges is no exception. The other hot springs in this area are near the Modi Khola and Myagdi Khola rivers.
Though I have seen Kodari mentioned as the number one place in Nepal for soaking. The Tatopani (Tatopani means hot water in Nepali) is located along the Kali Gandaki and until recently, was the last place visited on many of the local treks.
In another place in the same region, along the Myagdi Khola are a number of hot springs that see many Nepali tourists and hardly any foreigners.
Day 01: Kathmandu to Pokhara: Fly or drive to pokhara (200m.) over night camp at the lakeside.
Day 02: Pokhara to pothana
Day 03: Pothana to Ghandrung
Day 04: Ghandrung to Ghorepani
Day 05: Rest at ghorepani and Excursion to the poon hill
Day 06: Ghorepani to Tatopani (Hot spring)
Day 07: Tatopani to Beni following the banks of Kaligandaki for 3hrs
Day 08: Beni to Pokhara by bus and over night in Pokhara.
Day 01. Kathmandu to Pokhara: Fly or drive to Pokhara (200m.) overnight camp at the lakeside.
Day 02. Pokhara to pothana: 45-minute drive to sunkhet Phedi then walk ascending the trial for 2 hrs. Than reach Dhampus and take lunch. After lunch, ascending the trail for 1hrs. And reach to pothana and camp for the night. From here have a closer view of Mt. Machhappuchhre and Annapurna south.
Day 03. Pothana to Ghandrung: Walking for 3hrs. Into the dense forest, the trek stops for lunch at Landrung. The trail takes 40 minutes down to Modi River ascending the steep trail and villages then reach Ghandrung and camp. It is the biggest Gurung settlement having closer views of Annapurna and Machhapurchhre (Fishtail).
Day 04. Ghandrung to Ghorepani: Ghandrung to Tadapani 3hrs. walk through rhododendron forest and lunch at Tadapani. After lunch, 1.5 hrs. Treks down then climb up the steep ridge of Deourali 3260m. For 3hrs and 1hrs. A pleasant walk through easier trail and forest reach Ghorepani and camp. From here one can see the beautiful scenarios of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri.
Day 05. Rest at Ghorepani and Excursion to the poon hill. Today is the rest day and sometimes in the morning climb the Hill to enjoy the birds-eye view of Mustang pan Pokhara valleys. As well as the highest mountain of west Nepal poon Hill is the highest point in the whole trek.
Day 06. Ghorepani to Tatopani (Hot spring): Today walk for at least 5hrs. Downhill to reach Tatopani. Throughout the trek on can see Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Kaligandaki valley. Lunch is searched on the way at sikha or Ghara. Tatopani in Nepal meets the hot water spring where one can take a bath.
Day 07. Tatopani to Beni following the banks of Kaligandaki for 3hrs. stop for lunch at Garamdi Bridge. On proceeding for 3hrs. More than stop at Beni for the night halt.
Day 08. Beni to Pokhara by bus and overnight in Pokhara.
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• Food in Kathmandu ( Lunch & Dinner)
• Bakery food during the trek
• Nepal Visa fee
• International airfare from your country to Kathmandu and from Kathmandu
• Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
• Travel and rescue insurance if guest get mountain sickness and need to rescue helicopters.
• Personal expenses example (phone calls, laundry service, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
• Tips for guide and porters
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