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Ghorepani Circuit via Hot Spring Trek 10 Days

Facts of the trip

Trip Code: BTA-04
Trip Duration: 9 days
Max. Altitude: 3200m
Grade: Moderate
Program Type: Trekking
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
Minimum Pax: 2+
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.

  • Natural Hot Spring in Annapurna.
  • Amazing Landscapes, Mountain Ranges.
  • Panoramic Himalayan ranges from PoonHill Ghorepani.
  • Food, Cultures, Lifestyle, People, Scene, and Serenity.
  • Beautiful Pokhara Valley with Lakes and Mountains.

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 09: Pokhara to Kathmandu by fly or by tourist bus.
Day 10: final departure.

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.

Day 09. Pokhara to Kathmandu by fly or by tourist bus.
Day 10. Final departure from the hotel to international airport for your on destination.
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A private departures on any day all around the year can be arranged for this trek/tour, for more details and dates E-mail info@nepalfreelanceguide.com

AVAILABILITY OPTIONS

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Your Program Duration = 9 days Days
All the Prices are in GBP (£) Per Person.

Cost Include

Cost Included

  • All airport, hotel airport  transfers
  • National Park permit & TIMS permit ( Trekking Information Management System)
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara by Tourist bus and Pokhara to Nayapul by car Beni to Pokhara by bus.
  • Accommodation in the tea house, food,  tea/coffee during the trek
  • Guide:- including salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food, and lodging
  • Porter:- including salary, insurance, equipment, food, and lodging
  • For guest:-Down jacket, Good sleeping bag (down jacket and sleeping
  • bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • All government and local taxes

 

Cost Exclude

COST EXCLUDES

• 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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  • Dammaru Niraula was our guide and confidant for our recent visit to Nepal. We went on a humanitarian visit to build a hothouse in the village of Phortse in the Khumbu region of Nepal but also included some trekking on a personal level before and after our project. Dammaru was a vital link in getting the project off the ground and…

    Testimonial from Bell Howse with hothouse group  Australia
    • Testimonial from Bell Howse with hothouse group Australia
  • Dammaru Niraula Trekking Guide Trip Leader I have had an association with Dammaru over the last three years. My first trek with Dammaru was to the Solu Khumbu region where he tailored a trek to suit our request to climb some remote passes and stay off the main tourist routes where possible. His knowledge of the area was very impressive and his attention to our safety was always his major concern. The second trek I did with Dammaru two years…

    Ian Thwaity with hothouse group Australia
    • Ian Thwaity with hothouse group Australia
    • Australia
  • Dear Dammaru I have been trekking to Ghorepani poon hill on Jan 07 for 6 days with Mr. Dammaru. Poonhill is so beautiful, so all I can do is just taking pictures on poon hill. If you were planning to trek in Nepal, I…

    Testimonial from Hajime / Tokyo.
    • Testimonial from Hajime / Tokyo.
    • Japan
  • I was a member of a group of nine friends from Northamptonshire in 204 from the UK, on a trek of the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal. Apart from one member, we were all approaching or over the age of 60 and were all well aware of the difficulties we could encounter at Thorong La which sits at an altitude of 5,416 meters (17,769…

    Philip Pomeroy  Holcot, Northamptonshire, UK.
    • Philip Pomeroy Holcot, Northamptonshire, UK.
    • British
  • My husband and I embarked on a trip to Nepal in October 2006. We were hoping to avoid the large tour groups and were referred to Himalayan Holidays based in Kathmandu as a provider of customized tours. We had looked on the net to determine the tour we wanted to undertake and spoke to many people and eventually decided 6-day on Ghorepani Poon…

    Peter Smith & Jane Fairlie  South Australia
    • Peter Smith & Jane Fairlie South Australia
    • Australia
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  • Dammaru Niraula was our guide and confidant for our recent visit to Nepal. We went on a humanitarian visit to build a hothouse in the village of Phortse in the Khumbu region of Nepal but also included some trekking on a personal level before and after our project. Dammaru was a vital link in getting the project off the ground and then as a support person in Nepal before, during and after. He completed the following tasks with the utmost professionalism and patience. Arranged transfer of a large number of funds from Australian bank account to Nepalese bank account. Communications with the village before we arrived to ensure the walls were built. Organized our itinerary and necessary bookings for the trekking part of our journey for 8 adults. Once we arrived in Nepal he then assisted us in purchasing all the gear we needed for the finishing of the hothouse. e.g. Polycarbonate roof sheeting and the many other bits of hardware necessary. Transport of the roofing etc to Phortse village via helicopter, plane, yak, and porter. As well as being a part of the project Dammaru also was our trekking guide for the duration of our trip of 5 weeks. He organized everything for us from the hotel, in Kathmandu and everything in between our trek to base camp. He is honest, reliable and always puts the customer first. I would have no hesitation in recommending Dammaru to anyone who is considering a trip to Nepal.

    Testimonial from Bell Howse with hothouse group  Australia
    • Testimonial from Bell Howse with hothouse group Australia
  • Dammaru Niraula Trekking Guide Trip Leader I have had an association with Dammaru over the last three years. My first trek with Dammaru was to the Solu Khumbu region where he tailored a trek to suit our request to climb some remote passes and stay off the main tourist routes where possible. His knowledge of the area was very impressive and his attention to our safety was always his major concern. The second trek I did with Dammaru two years later. This trip was the culmination of a long term project to build hothouses in a village deep into the Solu Khumbu region. www.himalyanhothouse.org To complete this project Dammaru had a pivotal role in developing contacts, sourcing materials helping to manage the project finances. During the preparations for the Hothouse project, we found Dammaru to be honest, prompt and very hardworking. He also showed a great understanding of our requests and needs for the project to be successful. During the trek, itself Dammaru co-ordinated seven of our group and six porters as well as an extra climbing guide. He also acted as a very effective interpreter and liaison with the people of the village of Phortse. On a personal level, Dammaru is the most genuine man with a big heart. He shared the passion for our project and its humanitarian ideals. Once again our safety during the whole trek was his main concern. A phrase often used by Dammaru sums up his professional work ethic. Service is most important. I would not hesitate to recommend the services of Dammaru Niraula if you plan to undertake a trek or similar activity in Nepal.
    Ian Thwaity with hothouse group Australia
    • Ian Thwaity with hothouse group Australia
    • Australia
  • Dear Dammaru I have been trekking to Ghorepani poon hill on Jan 07 for 6 days with Mr. Dammaru. Poonhill is so beautiful, so all I can do is just taking pictures on poon hill. If you were planning to trek in Nepal, I would recommend you as one choice. His personality and professional guide skill makes me fun of Trekking and Nepal. so I am planning to go to Nepal again this August. He may meet all demand of you request on your trekking trip even though you join in the big group.  Because he has more over 10 years experience of  trekking guide for Many English and Japanese speaker. Actually, I have never met such a good Japanese speaker guide and I had no chance to speak in English with him. I can recommend him to all people who need great experience guide with English or Japanese. so you can get satisfaction for a great guide. Very Thanks,
    Testimonial from Hajime / Tokyo.
    • Testimonial from Hajime / Tokyo.
    • Japan
  • I was a member of a group of nine friends from Northamptonshire in 204 from the UK, on a trek of the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal. Apart from one member, we were all approaching or over the age of 60 and were all well aware of the difficulties we could encounter at Thorong La which sits at an altitude of 5,416 meters (17,769 feet). Our group was led by Dammaru Niraula and we were most impressed by his leadership qualities. He introduced us gently to the lower altitudes and gradually encouraged us on longer and more arduous days of trekking. At Manang, he encouraged us to take a day trek up the lower slopes of Gangapurna and Annapurna III (see my photo below) and afterward to attend an altitude safety lecture in Manang. We are all convinced that, without his careful attention to altitude safety, we would not all have completed the trek over Thorong La and some of us at least would have joined the many trekkers who are forced to descend suffering from altitude sickness. We will always be eternally grateful to Dammaru and his team of Sherpas. Like many Nepalese, Dammaru has a very quiet and gentle nature with a keen sense of humor and fun. At first, he appears to be shy and reserved but is constantly attending to the needs of his guests, assessing their temperaments and abilities and adjusting the itinerary accordingly. After a few days in his care, you come to realize that you are in the hands of an experienced, competent and understanding mountain guide. I can recommend him too highly and know that he will continue to offer excellent trekking facilities in the Himalayas.
    Philip Pomeroy  Holcot, Northamptonshire, UK.
    • Philip Pomeroy Holcot, Northamptonshire, UK.
    • British
  • My husband and I embarked on a trip to Nepal in October 2006. We were hoping to avoid the large tour groups and were referred to Himalayan Holidays based in Kathmandu as a provider of customized tours. We had looked on the net to determine the tour we wanted to undertake and spoke to many people and eventually decided 6-day on Ghorepani Poon Hill trek. We live in a plain and therefore training for the trek was a challenge in itself. We spent our weekends climbing up and down a 700metre high hill that was regarded as sufficiently steep for our training needs. However, we were unsure of what to expect in Nepal and were concerned about our levels of fitness for the trek that we had in mind. We were introduced to our guide, Dammaru at the hotel we were staying in Kathmandu and our anxieties were quickly alleviated. This diminutive gentleman exuded confidence and assured us that he was able to accommodate our individual fitness levels and ensure that our time in his country was hassle free. And indeed he did! Without it being particularly noticeable, Dammaru controlled the tempo of our daily treks in order that the enjoyment factor always exceeded any physical discomfort. His relationship with the locals was both real & genuine which meant we never felt like intruders or uncomfortable in their presence. Dammaru's keen negotiation skills with the local tea house proprietors' meant the delay between arriving & unwinding from the challenges of our daily treks was minimal with the accommodation always being appropriate to our needs. His professionalism was faultless. He provided us with a wealth of information on all aspects of the history, culture, flora, and fauna of this remarkable country. Not only was he a fantastic guide, but his cheeky grin and sense of humor ensured Dammaru to be a fantastic traveling companion. Our dealings with Dammaru exceeded all expectations and we hope to make a return visit to this stunningly beautiful country.

    Peter Smith & Jane Fairlie  South Australia
    • Peter Smith & Jane Fairlie South Australia
    • Australia
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