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13 days Mardi Himal Trek/Poon Hill and Ghorepani is a great adventure trek will take you to Poon Hill and Mardi Himal Base Camp. Ghorepani Poon Hill with Mardi Himal is a popular treks in Annapurna region brings you the best panoramic view of the Himalayas. The trek is more attractive, famous and easy than other Annapurna treks in Nepal. The best trek in order to discover Poon Hill and Mardi Himal together in 13 days. The trip is designed for those are searching for a short and simple trek in the Annapurna region. Ghorepani Poon Hill to Mardi Himal trek begins from Pokhara, and passing by beautiful villages, forests, hide and seek with Annapurna, Mardi Himal and Fishtail. This is a perfect blend of two most popular treks in Annapurna region. For last minute booking and any queries regarding this trek, please email us at [email protected] and call or message on WhatsApp at +977 9851023742.

Trek Facts

Name: Poon Hill Mardi Himal Trek

Duration: 13 Days

Difficulty: Moderate

Season: March/June and Sep/December.

Altitude: 850m- 3300m

Cost: USD 810-USD 1360

Group Size:1 - 12 pax

Trek Package: Lodge to Lodge Trek

Transfer: Bus/Jeep

Start/Ends: Kathmandu/Kathmandu

12 nights 13 days Poon Hill Mardi Himal Trekking Package price with trip departure dates.

  •  Poon Hill Mardi Himal Trek
  • 13 Days Itinerary
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13 days Mardi Himal Trek via Poon Hill takes a different approach to the regular trekking journey.This trek takes to the famous vantage point to Poon Hill of Annapurna. The panoramic views of the majestic mountains from Poon Hill are simply magnificent.The highlights of the trek is the ethnic village of Ghorepani. Poon Hill is famous for morning sunrise view as it also offers panoramic views of the entire Annapurna massif. It is something that should not miss.

The Poon Hill Mardi Himal Trek begins from Pokhara city. At the city, trekkers can enjoy a leisurely boat ride on the beautiful Phewa Lake as well.This is a trek of moderate difficult. No previous trekking requires. Poon Hill Mardi Himal trek highly recommends for beginners to adventure trekkers.The memory of this trek that will forever stay in the minds for years. This is a perfect teahouse trek. We stay in mountain guest house and eat at the mountain guest house during 13 days Ghorepani Poon Hill Mardi Himal Trek. In the package price, all road transfer, guide, meals and accommodation, permit includes but  drinks, insurance, porter, personal expenses like wifi, bottle or boiled water, hot shower excludes in the package price. 

Once arrive in Kathmnadu airport, we receive you there and transfer to hotel. Next day we travel by tourist bus to Pokhara, and also the following day short drive to Nayapul and to continue trek to Ghorepani Poon Hill, the first part of the trek. Once visit Poon Hill and Ghorepani, we continue trek to Mardi Himal, the second part of the trek. Mardi Himal is a newly open beautiful trekking route in Annapurna. Once we visit Mardi Himal Base Camp, and enjoying the close up view of Fishtail and Annapurna range, we then trek to Sidding and drive back to Pokhara. 

September to November in Autumn, December in winter, February to May in Spring and June in Summer are the best time trekking in Poon Hill  Mardi Himal. Trekking in Spring, rhododendron blooming in forest can see. Winter offers crystal clear view mountain with blue sky. Autumn offers best view with contrast landscapes and also a moderate temperature.

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu 
On arrival receive you at airport and transfer to the Hotel. Free day and Overnight stay at the Hotel.  
Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara (910m, 6 Hours)
A 6-hour drive to Pokhara gives you the chance to enjoy Nepal’s countryside life. Vast mustard and rice farms line the way. Pokhara is a great place to relax and enjoy the lake-side ambiance. Views of the Annapurna massif from the city are also quite spectacular. You can also enjoy a leisurely boat ride in the Phewa Lake in the evening. Overnight stay at the hotel at Pokhara.
Day 03: Pokhara to Tikhe Dhunga (1495m, 9 km,4 hours)
After breakfast, you will have a drive to Nayapul, passing the village of Lumle. From here, the trekking path begins towards Birethanti. As the village is left behind, the path then converges through beautiful bamboo groves. Further ahead still lays green Himalayan pastures. Views of the Machhapuchhre Himal and other Annapurna massif are a constant majestic presence throughout. The path then reaches Ramghai village and from here, a gradual upward ascent leads to Tikhedhunga. Overnight stay at the guesthouse.
Day 04: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2850m, 13 Km, 7 Hours)
From Tikhedhunga, the path continues further onward, into a suspension bridge over the river. From there, it is time to climb the 3300 stone steps to the renowned Magar village of Ulleri. Although the climbing might seem daunting, it is quite pleasant and all the while, caravans and mule carts keep passing up and down the stairs. After reaching Ulleri, you will then continue onward to Nangethanti, and further still from here, lays Ghorepani. The views of mountain peaks from Ghorepani, like Hiunchuli, Tukuche Peak and Dhaulagiri along with the Annapurna peaks are dramatically magnificent. Overnight say at the guesthouse at Ghorepani.
Day 05: Hike to Poonhill and Trek to Tadapani (2500m, 9 Km, 6-7 Hours)
From Ghorepani, you will wake up early to trek to Poon Hill, the most famous vantage point of the country. The sunrise view from the vantage point amidst the mountain peaks is quite fantastic. After taking in the gorgeous view of the peaks, like Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Tukuche Peak (6920 m), Nilgiri (6940 m), Varaha Shikhar (7847 m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Annapurna III (7855 m), Machhapuchhare (6993 m), Annapurna IV (7525 m), Annapurna II (7937 m) and Lamjung Himal (6931 m), you will then return back to Ghorepani. From there, the trek then continues towards Tadapani, passing along terrace farms and streams. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Tadapani.
Day 06: Trek to Landruk (1430 m, 5-6 Hours) 
From Tadapani, the trekking trail zig-zags its way through thick rhododendron woodlands and oak and maple trees. It is here that the regular trekking trail is discarded and instead a less-trodden rail is taken up. The vegetation becomes very verdant and the environment very peaceful and isolated. All the while, the Annapurna Mountains loom down against the skyline. Eventually, you will reach Ghandruk. From here, another small village is passed, called Phedi, and crossing the Modi River, the small village of Landruk is finally reached. Overnight stay at the guesthouse. 
Day 07: Landruk To Forest Camp (2500m, 4-5 Hours)
From Landruk, it is a steady ascent through hamlets of pine and juniper to Forest Camp. The views of the mountain peaks become more prominent along the journey. Forest camp has a sparse scattering of basic lodges and is very peaceful and isolated. Overnight stay at the lodge at Forest Camp.
Day 08: Trek to Low Camp (3,150m, 5 Hours)
From Forest camp, you will follow the trekking trail along moss and lichen covered woods to Low Camp. The terrain is mostly filled with rhododendron bushes and the horizon is decorated with awe-inspiring views of the Annapurna, Machhapuchhre and Dhaulagiri Mountain Peaks. Like Forest Camp, Low Camp also has few basic lodges, and the panoramic view of the Himalayan valley accompanies the scene. Overnight stay at the lodge at Low Camp.
Day 09: Trek to High Camp (3,600m, 4 Hours)
An hour or so above Low Camp, the trail breaks out above the tree line. Towards the west- there is a good view of the Annapurna South and the Hiunchuli Himal. The trail continues along the Mardi Himal ridge, ornamented with isolated rhododendron bushes along the way. You can look out for the colorful Danphe pheasants along the trail. The lodge at High Camp is larger than lodges at Low Camp and Forest Camp; the view from the lodge is also very breath-taking, as the Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) looms overhead. Overnight Guest house.
Day 10: Day hike to the Upper View Point (4,200m, 4 Hours)
After an early breakfast, you will walk up the ridge towards Mardi Himal. There is a well-established trail through the grass with a couple of steeper sections. It is a bit difficult, however, overall, it is not too challenging. Here, dzos (yak/ cow crossbreds) tend to graze in the beautiful pastures. In the summer, the sheep and goats from lower villages are brought up to graze in this area, so you will likely pass a number of herder’s huts along the way. After three hours, you should reach the Upper View point at 4,200m; this is where one can look into the Annapurna Sanctuary. The panoramic view is spectacular; the south face of Annapurna and all of the peaks in the Sanctuary as well as Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) stand magnificently looking down on the sanctuary. Overnight Guest house.
Day 11: Trek to Siding Village (1,750m, 6 Hours)
On the return trek, we will take a different route, thus completing a circuit. From Low Camp, there is a trail that goes down to siding village, and we shall take this path rather than going back down to Kokar. Siding is a traditional Nepalese village and still is very isolated and hidden away from the busier tourist treks. It is likely you will stay at a home in Siding owned by the person who runs one of the lodges at Low Camp. Overnight Guest house.
Day 12: Trek to Lumre and Drive to Pokhara (910m, 3 Hours Walking and 2 Hours Driving)
From Siding, you will walk out to the road head at Lumre; on the way from Siding you will pass the villages of Kalimati and Ghalel. Kalimati is mainly a Brahmin village, while Ghalel and Siding both being a mix of Brahmin and Gurung. At Lumre, you will meet your jeep organized by us in advance to drive you back to Pokhara. Overnight stay at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 13: Pokhara to Kathmandu
Today, we will drive to Kathmandu from Pokhara. On the way, from the left side of the vehicle, we will get to see enjoyable sight of the river gorges, mountains, rustic settlements and green terrace landscapes. Then you will be transferred to the hotel where you can just relax once you arrive at Kathmandu. Overnight stay at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 14: Kathmandu Airport
Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight, we transfer you to Kathmandu airport to get your flight back to home.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and departure transfer by private car
  • Two nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu
  • Two nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star hotel in Pokhara
  • Road transfer Kathmandu/Pokhara/Kathmandu by tourist bus and by private car to and from trek start/end point to Pokhara.
  • 3 times meals -breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek
  • Twin sharing Tea house lodge accommodation during the trek
  • An experienced English-speaking including their salary, insurance, equipment, meals.
  • All necessary trekking permit ACAP and TIMS.
  • All government and local taxes
Cost Not Includes
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Travel insurance
  • Nepal entry visa Fee
  • All kind of cold/hot drinks including bottle or boiled water, coke, Fanta, juice etc.
  • Expenses of personal nature like WI-Fi internet, hot shower during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for guide
  • Porter to carry your personal luggage.
  • All the cost not mention on above cost includes.

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