Welcome to Tatopani
Tatopani (1190m) means 'hot water' in Nepali and the village gets its name from the hot springs that emanate from the rocks beside the Kali Gandaki River. Tatopani has long been a favourite stop with weary trekkers, and while the road has lured away some of these visitors, it now also brings folks up from Pokhara on short overnight trips. After crossing the river at Tatopani, the Annapurna Circuit trail heads up to Ghorepani (2750m) on the greatest ascent of the entire trail. In the other direction, the road and the trail – often the latter is on the opposite bank of the river to the former – continue north towards Jomsom. Tatopani is a great place to break the journey no matter which direction you are headed. There is a TIMS checkpoint at the southern end of town beside the road.