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Poon Hill Jhinu Hot Spring Trek

Duration 10 days
Max-Altitude 3210 mtr
Transportation Tourist Coach/Car/Jeep
Grade Moderate
Accommodation 3 * category hotel in kathmandu and Pokhara and Teahouse During Trek
Meals Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara and all meals during the trek
Best Season Round the Year
Communication Avialable
Group Size Any

Poon Hill Jhinu Hot Spring trek is an easy trek in Annapurna Region. Our 10 days trek starts by drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Pokhara is also a famous tourist city in Nepal. From Pokhara, we take a jeep to reach Nayapul. Nayapul is also the starting point of our trek. Our trail passes through Birethati, with the beautiful and panoramic view in the trail we finally reach Tikhedhunga. Next day early morning after breakfast we start our trek to Ghorepani via Ullari . Ghorepani Poon Hill is the best viewpoint in the world. Early in the morning, from Poon Hill (3210mtrs) we can able to catch the magnificent views of the sunrise over the Himalayas. So, we climb along the steep trail to the Poon Hill to enjoy wonderful panoramas of more than 20 snow-covered highest mountain.

Jhinu Hot Spring is also a famous attraction for the natural hot spring place. It takes about 30 minutes down from the Jhinu Danda to rich that place. It is located on the bench of the Modi Khola. After the natural hot bath, it helps to relief pain and tiredness of the trek.

This Poon Hill Jhinu Hot Spring Trek is very suitable for those trekkers who do not have enough time in Nepal. And for the first time in the Trekking and want to observe the beauty of the Annapurna Himalayan range. In Annapurna Trekking Jhinu natural hot spring is the very famous attraction place.

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu(1350m)

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara 900m, 7-8 hrs drive

Day 04: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (2hrs driving) and Trek to to Tikhedhunga (1540m), 4-6 Hrs

Trek Day 05: Trek from Tikedhunga to Ghorepani (2850m), 5 hrs Trek

Day 06: Hike to Poon Hill and back to hotel and Trek to Tadapani (2700m) 4-5 hrs Trek

Day 07: Tadapani to Jhinu (1750m), 6 hrs Trek

Day 08: From Jhinu Danda to Naya Pul (5 hrs Trek) and drive back to Pokhara, 2 hrs drive

Day 09: Pokhara to Kathmandu, 7-8 hrs drive

Day 10: Departure Day

Day 01: Arrival  Kathmandu
Arrival at Tribhuvan International airport in Our Representative will be waiting you outside the arrival terminal gate by our representative. You will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight at your hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Kathmandu Vally Sightseeing(4-6hrs)
Full – day tour of Kathmandu city, you will be Proceed on to Pasupatinath Temple , Boudhnath Stupa ,Patan Darbar Square and Swayambhunath Stupa. Swayambhunath is a Buddhist Stupa said to be more than 2000 years old, is perched on a hillock 77 meters above the valley floor and offering a bird’s eye view of the Kathmandu City. Afternoon, tour of Patan, also known as Lalitpur or the “city of beauty” is the oldest city in the valley. A great center both of the Newari Buddhist religion and of traditional arts & crafts with 136 bahals or courtyards and 55 major temples. Overnight at your hotel in Kathmandu
Included Meals : Breakfast

Day 03: Kathmandu – Pokhara (910m/2986ft.)
After Breakfast 6 hrs Drive to Pokhara about 200km by Tourist Bus through good scenery of River and countryside. Check in to the Hotel. Free afternoon on your own. Take a walk around Lakeside or you can do boating at fewa lake.

Included meals: Breakfast,

Day 04: Pokhara – Tikhedhunga (1577m)
After Breakfast an hour drive to Nayapul (50km). Then start your Trek about 20 minutes to Birethati, a prosperous town beside the Modi River. Again heading your Trek to hille, then trek to tirkhe dughga. This day you will Trek about 3-4hrs. O/N at Guest House.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 05: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2,750m/9,020 ft): 4 – 5 hours trek
After breakfast, we ascend to the Ghorepani village. The name Ghorepani in Nepali means ‘horse-water’ due to it being an important campsite for traders before it became a trekker’s stop. Ghorepani is an interesting place with small shops and stalls for selling local products and crafts. The town has two parts: one in a saddle and the other a few hundred feet lower. We stop at the higher part of the Ghorepani village that offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains including Annapurna South and Nilgiri mountains. Since Ghorepani lies quite higher than our previous stop, we begin to feel the chilly weather especially in the evenings. Overnight in Ghorepani.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 06: Ghorepani to Tadapani (2,700m/8,860ft) with Poon Hill: 5– 6hrs
To catch the sunrise over the Himalayas, we make an early morning climb along the steep trail to the viewpoint of Poon Hill (3,210m/10,529ft), the most popular trekking destination of the Annapurna region. It is also a great viewpoint to enjoy the amazing views of Mustang, Pokhara and more than 20 of the highest mountains including the close-up views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. The snowy peaks of the high mountains loom above and around us glowing in the morning light. After taking photographs and having some coffee or tea or hot chocolate, we return back to Ghorepani. After breakfast, we head east and climb a nearby ridge. We descend through rhododendron forests, pass by spectacular waterfalls along the way and reach Tadapani to spend the night.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 07: Tadapani to Jhinu (1750m), 5-6 hrs Trek
After breakfast in the Tadapani we will be descending to Jhinu danda today to enjoy the relaxing bath in a natural hot spring. We start going steeply downhill towards the Jhinu following the trail that offers the great view of natural glamor of the Annapurna region. Upon reaching Jhinu we take a relaxing bath in the natural hot spring. Overnight at Tea House.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 08: Jhinu Danda to Naya Pul (5 hrs Trek) and drive back to Pokhara, 1 hrs drive
For the last day of the trek we start by passing New Bridge and Kyumi village, where we stop for lunch. After lunch, we trek to Syauli Bazaar and then down to Birethanti. After 30 m from Birethanti we will arrive at Naya Pul, and drive back to Pokhara.
Included meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 09: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Early in the morning, after breakfast, we will have a scenic drive back towards Kathmandu by Tourist bus.
Included meals: Breakfast

Day 10: Departure Day
Our Driver will transfer you to the International Airport to connect the international flight.
Included meals: Breakfast

What Is Included

  • Airport Pickups and Drops .
  • 3 star Category Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara Including Breakfast.
  • Teahouses/Lodge Accommodation including Breakfast/Lunch /Dinner during the trek.
  • Himalayan Sanctuary AdventureDuffel Bag
  • Farewell dinner at the end of Trek .
  • Transportation by Tourist Coach(Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu)
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), and porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • All necessary paper work and permits (ACAP, TIMS )
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

What Is Excluded

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Entrance Fees and Tour Guide for Sightseeing
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and/or Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, All kind of hot and Cold Drinks, Tea, Coffee , WiFi, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, hot shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters

Our main paramount is to offer safe and enjoyable trek for your clients. Experienced trekkers will often take only a selection of these items based on what has worked in the past. Please find the Clothing and Equipment List below for your personal use during your traveling period.

Foot wear:

  • Walking boots,
  • Wool and liner socks,
  • sandals

Clothing:

  • Waterproof jacket and trousers,
  • Trekking trousers,
  • Long sleeve shirts,
  • Micro fleece,
  • Mid to heavyweight fleece,
  • Sleeveless or body warmer type fleece,
  • Thermals or base layer for top & bottom (merino wool or synthetic),
  • Fleece pants,
  • Medium weight down jacket

Hand wear:

  • Fleece gloves,
  • Warms mittens and/or gloves

Head wear:

  • Wool or fleece hat,
  • Sun hat, Scarf,
  • Head torch and extra batteries,
  • Sunglasses

Personal Equipment:

  • Sleeping bag,
  • Backpack large enough to carry water bottles,
  • Camera and extra clothing,
  • Stuff sacks for keeping your gear dry and organized,
  • Two water bottles (Nalgene wide mouth bottles are the best),
  • Sunscreen and lip salve with a high SPF,
  • Insect repellent, Water purification tablets (Pristine, Biox Aqua or Aqua Mira),
  • Favorite snack food,
  • Books, iPod and cards etc,
  • Trekking poles,
  • Camera with spare batteries and memory cards,
  • Insurance certificate.

 

Medicines and First Aid Kits

  • Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches.
  • Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
  • Immodium or Pepto Bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
  • Diamox 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness.
  • 1 small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as moleskin, band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc.

Miscellaneous but Important

  • Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies)
  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
  • Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks.
  • Sun’s cream with SPF 40 is recommended
  • Pocket knife.
  • Water purification Iodine tablets
  • Toiletry kit and be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.

Will somebody come to pick me up from the airport upon my arrival ?
Yes, our airport representative from himalayan sanctuary adventure will be there to to pick you up  at the airport. S/he will be displaying your name outside the arrival terminal than you will be transferred to your hotel for overnight..

Can I extend my trek to Annapurna Base Camp?
Yes, you can extend your trek to Annapurna Base Camp. However, it might get harder to extend the schedule in the peak seasons as our team members might be in a tight schedule. But you can do it nevertheless and the price will be changed accordingly.
 

Is there any risk of Altitude Sickness?
No. There is little chances of  risk of altitude sickness during Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. 3000 m is the safe mark for altitude sickness and you will be crossing it only when you hike to Poon Hill. As you will not spend the night at that altitude, it will not be much of a problem. But you can always take precautions.

What opportunities will I have for shower along the trek?
Yes, most of the guesthouses provide proper running common cold shower and toilet facility.

Are the guesthouses heated ?

The guesthouse does not facilitate with heater or air conditioner. However as it gets colder above 3,500m, they do have facility of hitting the dining area by providing kerosene or metal heater. USD 1 to USD 3 per person would be applicable to use this service and this is payable directly to the guesthouse.

Where do we go to toilet along the trail ?
Wherever possible we utilize the toilet facilities provided by the tea houses/lodges on the trail. However, in case of emergency trekkers are recommended to find a private, scenic spot!

What are the Toilet facilities in the tea house/guesthouse ?
Most of the tea houses do have western style flushing toilets however tea houses at higher elevations you could find the squat toilets made of either a ceramic basin on the ground or few planks precariously positioned over a hole in the ground which is always outside.

What is the best season for this trekking ?
From early September the monsoonal rains decrease. By the end of September through to December, the weather is usually stable with mild to warm days, cold nights. February, March, April, May, October, November, December is the best time

Can I obtain a visa for Nepal upon arrival at the airport?
YES, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.  

How much additional money do I need per day ?
It depends on your spending habits. Generally, in Kathmandu and Pokhara you can allocate USD 10 to USD 15 for a lunch and a dinner. USD 20 to USD 30 per person a day will be enough to buy meals, bottles of water, chocolates, pay for the hot shower and a few drinks during the trekking.

Can I use credit cards in the places I visit in trekking?

Yes, you can use your credit card in Kathmandu and Pokhara,  Once you are out of the cities, all you need is cash. Please change the currency in local Nepali Rupees before you go to the mountains

What mode of transportation do you use ?
We provide you only those options, which enhance your local experience while allowing you to travel comfortably and efficiently. We use private tourist vehicles for sightseeing, city tours and pickups. Depending on the group size we use cars, minibus, vans, tourist bus to and from Kathmandu/ Pokhara

Is water provided and is there still water available at higher altitudes ? Is it filtered/boiled ?
Bottled water is easily available at the lodges and tea houses. You can buy bottled water at the cost of USD 2 to USD 3  per litter. You can also drink the normal tap or spring water if you bring the purifying aid with you.

What immunizations will I need ?
No vaccinations are compulsory in Himalaya, but we do recommend you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, *malaria, typhoid, polio, and tetanus. We also recommend you to know your blood group in case of emergency. 
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