Poonhill Tatopani Trek / Tatopani Loop Trek​

Tatopani means hot water in Nepali languages . It is naturally comes up hot spring and good therapy for curing skin diseases and rheumatic while diving into Tatopani Pool.

Tatopani loop Trekking  route is  easy and short trekking in Annapurna Region . Trekking to Tatopani hot spring through Gurung villages and forests of rhododendron,bamboo and pine with moss offer excellent mountain views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna and Fishtail with a great sunrise at Poon hill and relaxing at hot springs of Tatopani. these are the main features of Tatopani loop trekking route

Tatopani loop trekking have no any risk of altitude sickness can done this trekking staying well manage mountain guest houses in Annapurna.

Why tatopani loop trekking route ?
Tatopani is popular among the people of Nepal who wants a refreshing bath in the hot water as it is said to have medicinal and healing powers. The healing effects that the hot springs have because of the high mineral content in the water which makes it popular and its benefits include blood purification through elimination of toxins in the body and reactivation of delayed metabolism in those who are suffering from Rheumatism. It also acts as a muscle relaxant for stiffness and rehabilitation. The reasons for the natural hot springs are the tectonic movements deep below the earth’s surface that produces geothermal energy. The underground sources of water come into contact with the heated rocks which can be seen inside the temple warm significantly and rise up sometimes reaching to the boiling point in the areas with volcanic activity.Tectonic movements deep below the earth’s surface are responsible for the geothermal energy that forms hot springs such as Tatopani. Underground sources of water coming into contact with the heated rocks warm significantly and rise up, sometimes reaching boiling point in areas with volcanic activity.

Why Tatopani???
Sulfur is excellent for your skin. For example, sulfur-based face cream is helpful during those acne-prone teenage years. The minerals in the waters at Wilbur have positive therapeutic effects on skin disease, women’s diseases, asthma, neuralgia, arteriosclerosis, rheumatism and shoulder, neck and wrist pains. They also have a detoxifying and mucolytic effect. Sulfur is a mineral naturally occurring near hot springs and volcanic craters. The “rotten egg” smell of sulfur mineral baths is caused by sulfur dioxide gas escaping into the air. Sulfur has been used medicinally since ancient times, and it’s contained in every cell in your body. It’s a component of three different amino acids (the building blocks that make up protein). Approximately 0.25 percent of your total body weight is sulfur. It’s most concentrated in keratin, which gives you strong hair, nails, and skin. And it’s known as “nature’s beauty mineral”, because your body needs it to manufacture collagen, which helps with skin elasticity and keeps us young-looking.
Sulfur is primarily used to ease red, itchy skin. It also helps protect your body against toxins in the environment. In addition, people with arthritis may find pain relief from taking a soothing bath in hot sulfur springs. Sulfur aids in certain digestive disorders, especially acid reflux, indigestion made worse by milk, chronic diarrhoea and vomiting in the morning. It can also help gynecological problems such as premenstrual syndrome and menopausal discomforts. Soaking in a hot spring need not be solely reserved for a relaxing vacation or a weekend getaway. These mineral-rich baths offer a slew of natural health benefits you may not know about. The healing powers of hot springs have been used for thousands of years and are widely accepted in Europe and Japan as natural treatment options for various common ailments. The therapeutic use of water, or balneotherapy, could be just what the doctor ordered when it comes to relieving pain, stress, skin woes and more.

Briefly the importance can be stated as below:

Boosts Blood Circulation
The water found in natural hot springs contains a variety of different minerals, including calcium and sodium bicarbonate. When you bathe in a hot spring, your skin soaks in these minerals and your hydrostatic pressure rises. As this process continues, circulation and oxygen flow increases — much like when you exercise. An oxygenated circulatory system is beneficial in keeping not only your heart, but your body’s other vital organs and tissues, healthy and strong.

Reduces Stress, Promotes Sleep
Stress relief doesn’t have to come in the form of a pill. Excess stress can be remedied naturally by immersing your body in a hot-spring water bath. The minerals in the water can contribute to the psychological healing process, while heat relaxes tense muscles. Improved sleep can be an added benefit; when you soak in warm water, your body temperature rises, then quickly cools down when your bath is complete. This body-cooling process can help you relax and fall into a deeper sleep.

Relieves Pain, Naturally
If you suffer from chronic muscle pain, arthritis or even fibromyalgia, soaking in a pool of hot-spring water can effectively improve pain. An Israeli study found in the journal “Rheumatology International,” shows evidence that hot mineral baths may aid in pain relief and fibromyalgia fatigue. Additionally, when your body is submerged in hot-spring water, the buoyancy encourages freer movement by naturally supporting your joints.

Solves Skin Problems
When applied directly to the skin, mineral-rich hot-spring water can help to naturally relieve certain skin conditions. The high silica content found in hot springs can smooth and soften dry, rough skin. Similarly, the medicinal properties of the water’s sulfur content can relieve uncomfortable eczema and psoriasis symptoms.

Ghorepani Poonhill and tatopani trek Fact:
Activities:  Trekking & Hiking
Start/End: Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Destination: Ghorepani/Poon Hill / Tatopani
Trip Duration: 12 days ( All Nepal trip )
Max. Altitude: 3210 meters
Trekking type : Tea house
Group Size: Min.1/Max.20
Himalayan sights : Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, Annapurna range, Manaslu, Nilgiri
Extra Activities : Paragliding and City tour in Pokhara Natural Hot spring
Best Season: This trek is best for all season
Trip Grade: Moderate or Grade B
Most Attraction of trek : Close Mountain View, Villages
Daily walking Hour: Approx. 4-6

Outline Itinerary of Tatopani Loop Trekking Route 
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m)
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek Preparation
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara (800m)
Day 04: Pokhara to Ghandruk  (1990m)
Day 05: Ghandruk to Tadapani (2540m)
Day 06 : Tadapani to Ghorepani ( 2850m)
Day 07 : Ghorepani to Poon Hill ( 3210m  )
Day 08: Tatopani Rest day
Day 09: Tatopani to Beni and Pokhara
Day 10: Pokhara Free day
Day 11: Drive Pokhara  to Kathmandu
Day 12: Departure

Detail Itinerary of Tatopani Loop Trekking Route 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m)
Upon arrival at the airport, meet and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, you have an option to be escorted stroll around Thamel and the local streets of Kathmandu.

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek Preparation
After breakfast, start sightseeing covering the UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu, which are Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath Stupa.  Kathmandu Durbar Square area holds the palaces of the medieval Kings who ruled over the Kathmandu Kingdom. Swayambhu meaning the “the self-existent” is popular among the foreigners as Monkey Temple owing to the large number of monkey population residing in this area. It is said that Swayambhunath Stupa is more than 2,000 years old, and it symbolizes knowledge. The painted eyes on all four sides symbolize the all-seeing power of Buddha. It is an important Buddhist place where pilgrims from all over the world come. In the afternoon you will get short briefing and discussion regarding your trek.

Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara (800m)
Distance 200kms – Approximately 6 Hours Drive 
Early morning after breakfast, drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu (200km) via Prithvi Highway, takes 6hrs approximately (option to fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara, takes extra cost). Along the way we will stop in scenic spots, for lunch and to get fresh as well, en-route we see more about countryside of Nepal that offers greenery, rivers, local villages, farm lands and beautiful mountain scenarios. In the evening, you have option to stroll around the Phewa Lake and local market in Pokhara.

Day 04: Pokhara to Ghandruk  (1990m)
Drive 42km, Approximately 1:5 Hours and walk 12 km  ,6 hours walk 
Early morning drive to NayaPul and start the trek. From Birethanti, we trek uphill on the trail to Ghandruk. While on the trail, we again enjoy the panoramic views of the mountains, pass along various small villages  Along with enjoying the stunningly close-up towering views of Fishtail, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli. We also acquaint ourselves with the simple but rich cultural traditions of the Gurung people at the Gurung Museum in Ghandruk.

Day 05: Ghandruk to Tadapani (2540m) 
Trekking distance 7 kms – Approximately 3.5 Hours walk 
Today we ascend to the village of Tadapani, The trail leads us through the village and stone paved trail , when we finish the stone paved trail we entered to the deep forest and we reach in Bhaisi Kharka and still climb up to Tadapani , from where we can see beautiful Annapurna himalayan range

Day 06 : Tadapani to Ghorepani ( 2850m) 
Trekking distance 11 kms – Approximately 7  Hours walk 
Today we trek over the small gorge up and down. , First we descend to the river and climb up to Banthanti after that we climb up to Deurali through the rhododendron forest , After Deurali the scenery was complete change we can see wide view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan range and we can see poon hill in front, Ghorepani is a big settlement of Magar People , most of the house are built for business purpose

Day 07: Ghorepani to Poon Hill ( 3210m  )  and Trek to Tatopani (1200m) 
Trekking distance 14 kms – Approximately 7  Hours walk 
Wake up early morning prepare for the sunrise , suggest wear warm clothes and take headlight  start to Hike up to Poon Hill  (3210m) 45 minute climb. from Poon Hill we can see beautiful sunrise and beautiful mountain from poon hill we can see Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhre (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snowcapped mountains Descend back to Ghorepani and after having breakfast After that, Continuing the further trail to Tatopani, we descend steeply to reach to large beautiful village Sikha (1935m),and then further descend to Ghara(1700m) village. After crossing suspension bridge trail passes slightly up to Tatopani. The meaning of Tatopani is hot water in Nepali originates its name from the hot springs and the hot springs are popular among the trekkers.

Day 08: Tatopani Rest day 
This is our main point of the trekking so this day we take a rest and go to hot spring for play water and take a shower and enjoy full day

Day 09: Tatopani to Beni and Pokhara
Driving distance 18+82 kms – Approximately  2+4 hours drive 
Before Breakfast we can Visit Hot Spring pond and we will drive to Beni along the Kaligandaki river, when we arrive in Beni we will take a bus to Pokhara by prithvi Highway, passing some beautiful village and some Hydro power , same time we will pass the Nayapool and arrive in Pokhara

Day 10: Pokhara Free day
After finish trekking pokhara is a really nice places for chill out , pokhara is very popular for paragliding so suggest for that and you can enjoy the boat ride in phewa lake  which is beautiful lake in Nepal or if you like to do city tour we can do city tour and visit most popular places like Bindivashini Temple , Devi’s Fall Gupteshwor cave , Tibetan refugee camp , Mountain museum old Bazaar Etc , in evening if you are interested for shopping it a best places for shopping

Day 11: Drive Pokhara  to Kathmandu 
After breakfast, drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu(200km/6-7hrs). we can enjoy the diverse landscape and scenery en-route. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Day 12: Departure
You will be transfer to the International airport by Private vehicle according to your flight schedule.