Poonhill Hot spring trekking

Poonhill is a trekker’s paradise, this is one the best viewpoints in the world. The views from Poonhill are just marvelous. 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 in to hot sprig without going too high. Poonhill 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 face. 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.

Poonhill Hot spring trekking

Attraction of Annapurna Region

Annapurna conservation Area Project
Annapurna Region is one of the captivating lands of bio diversity in the world. The region is the largest reserved and protected area of Nepal. The unique biodiversity, the scenic grandeur in combination with the multi cultural and multi ethnic diversity make it the world's most popular trekking destinations. With the objectives of achieving a balance between the environment conservation and socio economic development, through people's participation, the Annapurna conservation area project (ACAP) was launched from 1986 under the aegis of the national trust for nature conservation... See more.

The trust is governed by a board of trustees. Tourism is an essential for locals and the fastest growing industries in the Annapurna conservation area. The project serves as a new approach in the protected area management with its modalities based on the integrated conservation and development programs. Owing to its fame that it has gained in the history of the protected area management, the government of Nepal has given the trust the mandate for the management of the Annapurna conservation area.

Meaning of Annapurna
Annapurna is a Sanskrit name which literally means full of food (feminine form), but is normally translated as Goddess of the Harvests. In Hinduism, Annapurna is Devi, the universal and timeless Kitchen goddess, the mother who feeds her kids. Without her there is starvation, a universal fear: this makes Annapurna a universal goddess. Her most popular shrine is located in Kasi, on the banks of the Ghats. Her association with the giving of food (wealth) led her in time to be transformed into Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth.

List of mountains we can see in the Annapurna region trekking
Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m),
Mt. Annapurna I (8091m),
Mt. Manaslu (8163 m),
Mt. Annapurna II (7937 m.) ,
Mt. Annapurna III (7555m),
Mt. Annapurna IV (7525m),
Mt. Annapurna south (7219m),
Mt. Nilgiri (7041m),
Mt. Fishtail also called Mt. Machhapuchhare (6998m),
Mt. Hiunchuli (6441m),
Mt. Lamjung Himal (6986m),
Tukuche peak (6920m),
Tilicho peak (7134m).

Culture and People of the Annapurna Region
One of the unforgettable experience of this region is culture and life style of local people. During trekking, trekkers encounter villages of different ethnic people. According to last census over 45,000 thousand people of different ethnic and tribal backgrounds with various religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Bon Po, Shamanism and Animism represented live in the Annapurna region. The dominant groups are Gurung, Magar, Thakali and Manangi. Generally, these people are subsistence farmers who depend on the forests for fuel, fodder and timber. Almost each of group have their own dialect and own cultures and traditions. Trekkers who go for trekking in Annapurna region are fascinated by the local people's culture and tradition.

Flora and Fauna
In Annapurna region, we can see the diverse flora and fauna. The range of geographical and climatic regions has led to this diversity. Below 1000 m in altitude the climate is tropical. These areas are heavily cultivated and the landscape, therefore, largely consists of terraced paddy fields for most of the year. As we  go to higher the natural vegetation changes from the tropical species to more temperate stands of forest trees including oak, beech and rhododendron. These finally give way to coniferous forests of pine and, ultimately, juniper just below the tree line.

Annapurna conservation area is the home of 102 species of mammals, 488 species of birds and 40 species of reptiles.  In this region, we can see pheasants named Danphe, Monal, Kaliz, Cheer, Kokilas, and Blood Pheasants, etc. Among mammals, blue sheep and Himalayan Thar can be seen in the area.

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Poonhill Hot spring trekking 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 trekking - 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.  

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Poonhill Hot spring trekking Facts:

 Activities: Trekking

Start/End: Kathmandu/Pokhara

Destination: Poonhill and Tatopani hot spring

Trip Duration: 10 days

Max. Altitude: 2800m meters

Group Size: Min. 1 / Max.20

Best Season: February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November & December

Trip Grade: Moderate

Daily walking Hour: Approx. 4-6

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