When you trek with Nepalorama to Ghorepani Poon Hill or Annapurna Base Camp, you’re in for a real treat! After a strenuous trek you’ll have the chance to bathe in the natural hot springs at Jhinu Danda!
After checking into your teahouse, hike steeply down for 30 minutes through lush forest rich with flora and fauna including spectacular rhododendrons in full bloom in Spring. You might spare a thought for the hike back up, but you’ll soon forget when you reach the hot springs!
The pools are built into the riverbank of the powerful Modi Khola. Relax in the therapeutic hot water and enjoy magnificent views of the river and trees all around you. Close your eyes and become part of nature as you let the sound of the river fill your head. Feel your body getting heavier as you finally let go and relax after your trek.
You will see other tourists in the pools, but we’ve never had to wait for a spot in the hot water. Many tour companies trek through Ghandruk instead and skip the hot springs. But we think they’re far too good to miss!
Take an Icy Dip! (Conditions Permitting)
Depending on the time of year and amount of water in the river, it’s possible to climb out of the hot pools and dip in the icy water of the river if you dare! Quickly scramble back into the hot pools and feel the exhilarating rush of heat fill your body! Your guide will let you know if it’s safe to do this. Sometimes the river current is too strong or the river too high – we’ll never risk your safety.
In Nepal, what goes down, must come up! After soaking in the natural hot springs for a good hour, followed by a quick shower, head back for dinner and a great night’s sleep! You’ll be so elated and refreshed by your experience, that you won’t even mind the 45-minute steep climb back to the teahouse.
We always recommend the natural hot springs at Jhinu Danda in our Ghorepani Poon Hill and Annapurna Base Camp itineraries, so unless you want to skip this trek highlight, you don’t need to do anything!
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