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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The trek is for 3 overnight stops and 4 days walks with short drive both ways to start the trek. As well at the end of trekking, a moderate grade walks, with some steep climb for an hour or less. The trek is much pleasant with some ups and more downhill on this scenic and cultural walks.
Various good things that one can expect on this wonderful Hot Spring Trekking around Annapurna Himalayas. Located on the scenic southern hills of Annapurna Himalaya range, facing views of famous Machhapuchare Himal. Includes towering peaks of Annapurna, enough time to explore around traditional hill villages.
Yes, certainly quite different from other popular mainstream trekking, the first part of the adventure leads on easy trails. Encountering less people as most trekkers pass by Jhinu village on their way to Chomrong village.
After Jhinu one can notice the difference from off the beaten tracks and walking on main busy trail. From Ghandruk with more trekkers to encounter, but worth the views through the walk.
Most large villages do have hydroelectricity power. Facilities for electric power are available to charge your electronic gadgets and items.
Yes, for using hot/cold showers as for charging electronic items one needs to pay a fee. The price differs from one village lodge to another, first ask your guide if the cost is reasonable.
Very hot, but on pools mixed with cold water to neutralize the heat to normal warm temperatures. So all can enjoy the refreshing bathe and dip in a pool.