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Hot Spring Trekking Around Annapurna Himalayas

Trip code
Package name Hot Spring Trekking Around Annapurna Himalayas
Duration 8
Max. elevation 2230.00 m
Level EASY
Transportation Private vehicles and domestic flight (KTM-PKR-KTM)
Accomodation 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu and Lodge/Guest House during the trekking
Starts at Kathmandu
Ends at Kathmandu
Trip route Kathmandu-Pokhara-Nayapul-Jhinu village-Chuley village-Ghandruk village-Kimche-Pokhara-Kathmandu
Cost USD 899 per person



Trip Introduction: 08 Days Hot Spring Trekking Around Annapurna Himalayas

Hot Spring Trekking Around Annapurna Himalayas, a pleasant country walks of less than a week duration. Allows visitors to witness the local immense culture of ancient heritage in the backdrop of towering snow-clad peaks.

Hot Spring Trekking around Annapurna Himalayas is a perfect and ideal way to spend your holiday in Nepal. Without the problem of catching high altitude sickness, walking to a maximum height of 2,230 m / 7, 316 feet. 

An enjoyable holiday around the mid-hills of Annapurna Himalayas, where all types of people can fit in. On these lovely scenic and cultural walks following the mountain village trails with some ups and downs. Some of the village paths are nicely stone-paved, which makes the walking much more pleasant. 

 A wonderful and exciting hike exploring from a lovely village to another exciting settlement, inhabited by Gurung hill tribes. The main ethnic inhabitants of Annapurna Himalayas, are interwoven with Buddhism and the old sect Bon of pre-Buddhism. Worships of nature and mountain spirits, an interesting culture to observe on this wonderful walk.

Around the foothills, valleys, and mid-hills of Nepal Himalayas with many various places with natural hot springs. A precious gift of nature, where Nepalese from all parts of the country. Visits hot spring for a dip in a warm pool which is called “Tatopani” in Nepal. The local belief is that it cures many types of diseases and is good therapy for tired bodies and aching muscles. 
This Hot Spring Trekking around Annapurna Himalayas leads you not too far from the beautiful Pokhara city. A few hours of exciting drives to reach the natural hot spring of Jhinu village, located on a high hill. Overlooking grand views of surrounding rolling green hills with snow-capped peaks of Annapurna Himalayas.

At Jhinu spending an overnight in the comfort of a nice mountain lodge, having time for a refreshing dip in warm pools. The journey continues heading further high visiting the nice farm village of Chuley and then reaching Ghandruk.
One of the largest villages around the Annapurna Himalaya range, a great place to explore and witness the local custom. Slowly our marvelous trekking comes to an end taking a drive back to scenic Pokhara. After a great experience on Hot Spring trekking around Annapurna Himalayas.

Best Season for Hot Spring Trekking Around Annapurna Himalayas:

The best season is in spring, which starts from March to May as well as autumn to pre-winter seasons from September to November till December. 
Spring season, morning till mid-day is mostly clear for pleasant walks as well for the views, can get cloudy in the late afternoon. Cold in the morning and late afternoon till night time and chances of snowfall sometimes. 
During spring the hills are lively with wildflowers in full bloom, especially the rhododendron of various species from tall trees to a bush. 
 Rhododendron is also the national flower of Nepal. 

Autumn and pre-winter are the best time for excellent views and scenic walks, where days are crystal clear. But shorter days due to sunlight hours, one can expect snowfall sometimes, with much cold morning and nighttime besides the wind-chill factor.

Climate of Hot Spring Trekking Around Annapurna Himalayas

Nepal has four major seasons, namely, (1) spring (2) summer: June to August, (3) autumn/fall: September-November, and (4) winter: December-February.

Nepal can be visited the whole year, for tours and short hikes, but not for high-altitude treks. Unless interested in exotic flora and fauna, will be a paradise for botanists and naturalists.

Outline Itinerary of Hot Spring Trekking Around Annapurna Himalayas:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1,350 m / 4,430 feet and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Morning sightseeing tour and fly to Pokhara 820 m / 2,690 feet.  
Day 03: Drive to Nayapul, trek Jhinu village with hot spring 1,700 m -06 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Chuley village 2,230 m / 7, 316 feet- 05 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Ghandruk village 1,990 m / 6,529 feet- 05 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Kimche and drive to Pokhara 820 m / 2,690 feet - 04 hrs.
Day 07: Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 08: Depart Kathmandu for international departure.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu 1,350 m / 4,430 feet and transfer to hotel.

On arrival in Kathmandu from respective country at the Nepal International Airport. Trekking Planner staff, guide receives you for short drive to the hotels at Thamel, in the heart of Kathmandu city. An exciting location, one can find all needful items with fancy shops and well stocked stores. Having world class restaurants and hotels. 

On reaching at the hotel, check into your rooms after a refreshing rest join with other members of the group. The briefing is held at meeting place in the hotel lobby or in a conference room. The guide and leader will provides with full information of the treks, tours with other necessary details. Making your stay in Nepal enjoyable and more interesting. Evening a group welcome dinner in an authentic Nepalese restaurant in the harmony of local folk cultural program.

Day 2 : Morning sightseeing tour and fly to Pokhara 820 m / 2,690 feet.

Enjoy second day in Kathmandu, morning a sightseeing tour around places of great historical, and religious interest. An introduction to Nepalese cultures of both Hindu and Buddhism. Visiting various exciting areas, most places are listed in world heritage, tour includes famous old Durbar Square and palace courtyard. From here a short drive to Swayambhunath Stupa, the oldest monuments of more than 2,600 years old history. Includes tour of Bouddhanath a large dome stupa, allows you to get taste of Tibetan and Buddhism culture. As well visit of holy Pashupatinath Hindu temple. 

After a wonderful tour back to hotel for refreshing break, then depart from the hotel to Kathmandu domestic airport. On reaching the airport terminal check in for exciting short flight to Pokhara, during air enjoy spectacular mountain panorama. As plane lands at Pokhara airport after a short flight of 30 minutes, then transfer to a nice hotel. Located nearby beautiful Phewa Lake side, afternoon browse the streets around the lake side. An interesting and lively place with many shops and world class restaurants.  

Day 3 : Drive to Nayapul, trek Jhinu village with hot spring 1,700 m -06 hrs.

Having breakfast facing views of Annapurna Himalayas, depart from the hotel for few hour drive. Heading beyond Pokhara valley to Nayapul town and at lovely Bhirethati village. From here walk starts heading past farm village facing views of cascading waterfalls, then trail follows the Modi River upstream. 

Walk through several farm villages then reaching a newly built long bridge, a short climb over the bridge. As walk ends for the day at Jhinu village, located atop a high ridge, with many nice lodges. After checking into a lovely simple and neat rooms, walk down for less than 40 minutes reaching the hot spring.

Enjoy refreshing bath and a dip in a warm pool, having relaxing time and then up to the lodge.

Day 4 : Trek to Chuley village 2,230 m / 7, 316 feet- 05 hrs.

After a pleasant and refreshing overnight at Jhinu village, a slow climb on a stone steps reaching the mid-point. The east trail leading to Chomrong village on the way to Annapurna Sanctuary and base camp. Our route heads west, walk on pleasant path for few hours with short climb to Chuley village for overnight.

Here the lodge is quite simple, as few trekkers seldom use this trail, but an interesting small Gurung farm village. Enjoy the overnight and explore the surrounding areas, facing views of hills and beautiful valley of Kimrong Khola / stream.

Day 5 : Trek to Ghandruk village 1,990 m / 6,529 feet- 05 hrs.

From Chuley village walk on gradual trail, and down to Kimrong River valley, after crossing a small wooden bridge. The trail follows to a steep uphill into dense forest of rhododendron and pine trees. After an hour of steady climb reaching on top of ridge at Kimrong Danda, a small settlement with few tea-shops.

Having rest for a while, walk down on a pleasant winding path as trek continues to a descent. Then end the day on reaching Ghandruk village for overnight stop.

Ghandruk, a large Gurung village and the gateway to various adventure around Annapurna region. At Ghandruk explore the village and interact with the local and observe the typical farm life and culture. Visit the small museum with good information of the Annapurna region and of Gurung tradition heritage.

Day 6 : Trek to Kimche and drive to Pokhara 820 m / 2,690 feet - 04 hrs.

Last day walk of the lovely short trek, at Ghandruk enjoy breakfast facing views of Annapurna peaks. Morning walk leads down to Kimche surrounded by terraced farm fields, from here drive back to Pokhara for last overnight. After an enjoyable time on Hot Spring Trekking around Annapurna Himalaya.

Day 7 : Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

As per time for flight to Kathmandu either in morning or afternoon, depart from the hotel in Pokhara. A short drive to Pokhara airport for half hour scenic flight to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu domestic airport transfer back to your hotel, rest of the day at leisure for individual activities. 

Day 8 : Depart Kathmandu for international departure.

After a great experience around high green hills of Annapurna Himalaya, with exciting experience on Hot Spring Trekking Around Annapurna Himalayas. 

Leaving the hotel for final departure homeward bound or to respective destinations.


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