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Ghorepani Poon Hill and Mardi Himal Trek-14 days Poon Hill Mardi Himal Trek 2023.

Ghorepani Poon Hill and Mardi Himal are two beautiful treks in Annapurna nearby Pokhara. A combine trek of Poon Hill and Mardi Himal is a new popular trekking trail in Nepal. If you are searching for a beautiful trek in Nepal, Poon Hill to Mardi Himal is the best trek in the world.The Ghorepani Poon Hill and Mardi Himal Trek is suitable for family with children to seniors and adults solo and small group trekkers.The trek offers you a up close Himalayas views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail and Manaslu with Sunrise view from Poon Hill and Badal Danda.  A famous and an easy trek has been the attractions for solo and small group hikers in Annapurna. For booking inquiry regarding 14-day Poon Hill Mardi Himal Trek departure dates/cost for 2023, 2024, please email us at [email protected] and call or leave message on WhatsApp at +977 9851023742.

Trip Fact

Name: Ghorepani Mardi Himal Trek via Poon Hill

Trek Duration: 14 Days

Trek Difficulty: Medium

Trek Season: Sep to Mar, Jan to June

Trek Altitude: 850m- 4500m

Trek Cost: USD 865-USD 1505

Group Size: 1 - 12 people

Trip Package: Lodge to Lodge Trek

Mode of Transfer: Bus /Car / Flight

Start/End of Trip: Kathmandu /Pokhara

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The 14-day trekking around Ghorepani Poon Hill and Mardi Himal is the best treks in Nepal. You will first trek to Ghorepani and Poon Hill, then to Mardi Himal Base Camp. Poon Hill and Badal Danda is the best vantage point for the Sunrise view over the Himalayas of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Fishtail.The best short trek in Annapurna-Poon Hill to Mardi Himal Trek is so popular now in Nepal.Mardi Himal Trek is becoming popular because of pleasant hike through rhododendron forest offering wonderful mountain views. Poon Hill to Mardi Himal Trek is designed for those trekkers who have an average fitness level and want to discover nature, landscapes and culture of Nepal.

Mardi Himal Trek is off the beaten track and also a less touristic area in Annapurna. So, the trek is good if you would prefer to trek is a less crowd trails.The trip begins with a tourist bus drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Then, we drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga. Walking up and down of the hills and crossing the beautiful Rhododendron forest, we reach Ghorepani. In the morning, we hike to Poon Hill. It welcomes you with breathtaking views of sunrise and the mesmerizing view of golden mountain with the first touch of sun rays. The second part of the trek to Mardi Himal that begins from Ghandruk. 

 Poon Hill Mardi Himal Trek Package
We offer budget, standard and full fledged package to Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek.Please write us email to know about these package price and what is inclusion in the cost. We come to see you soon by mail with all details price of budget, standard and full fledged trip. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking Package price ranges from USD 350 to USD 950. 

Ghorepani Poon Hill and Mardi Himal Trek with guide
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek with guide is much easier, more secure and enjoyable.The trail is well marked for most of the trek, but there are parts where it’s not clear which way to go.Guides aren’t expensive in Nepal that US$ 30 a day).They provide you with some company and their expertise will help you. Moreover, if something should happen, you will have someone to help you.

Accommodation and food on the trek
Most of the guest houses, hotels and tea houses in this area are very basic and provide minimum comfort.The bathrooms are communal with no toilet paper and in some of the hotels hot water is limited.Restaurants and hotels serve mostly vegetarian meals, the most popular dish is Dal Bhat (steamed rice and lentil soup that is generally served with vegetables), but you can also find dishes with beef or chicken.

Ghorepani Mardi Himal Trek Permit
All trekkers in Nepal must acquire the Trekkers’ Information Management Systems (TIMS) Card. The TIMS Card is mandatory to ensure the safety and security of trekkers in the general trekking areas. In addition to the TIMS Card, you also need a to get a ACAP permit to do the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek.A copy of your passport and two passport-size photographs are required to obtain a TIMS Card and ACAP permit.

Private and Group Trek
We organize group and private trek to Ghorepani Poon Hill. The bigger your group, the more discount you can get. We handle all group sizes and assign one assistant guide for a group of 12 or more trekkers. Each group will lead by a guide and porters.We assign one porter for every two trekkers. The luggage weight limit is 9 kg per trekker. Hence, a porter will not carry more than 18 kg of combined weight.

Communication on Poon Hill Mardi Himal Trek
During the Poon Hill Trek, you can use the internet at lodges/tea houses for an extra cost. However, at high altitudes, we will communicate using the phone. Depending on the kind of network you use, you might get signals at trekking regions, but they might not be strong enough. If you wish, you can buy a local sim card in Kathmandu

Ghorepani and Mardi Himal Trek Difficulty and Preparation
Poonhill is an easy grade trek. You need to walk generally 4 to 5 hrs a day, taking regular breaks enjoying stunning mountain views. Ghorepani trek trail ascend and descend fairly. So you need to have an average physical fitness and strong determination. Some days may require longer waking hours.Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood disease should inform us before booking the trek.

Last Minute Booking Trip
For those unable to book a trip in advance, We do accept a last-minute booking. To take advantage of this facility, you need to pay 100% of the trip cost 24 hours before the trip departures. We do our best to operate a trek at any time, but in case of last-minute booking, we can not be responsible for delays due to circumstances beyond our control such as bad weather or the unavailability of lodging. Contact us at 977-9851023742 (Jitendra) or email us at [email protected] for more information. 

Drive by bus and car or flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara
The distance from Kathmandu to Pokhara is just 210 Km (130 mi), so the bus travel time is around 6 to 7 hours.The hilly road from Kathmandu to Pokhara is quite dangerous with many curves and old trucks overtaking buses and cars at high altitude.On the top of it, the buses are old and can break down at any time and make your travel time even longer.If you can, you should definitely take a 45 min flight. Even though it’s more expensive than the bus, you will be safer and save your precious time.

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, we will meet you at outside the airport terminal, and  transfer to your hotel. Free day on your own in the afternoon, meeting with guide will also brief you about your trek as well as other related information about the trek.
Day 02: Drive to Pokhara (820m, 6 – 7 hrs) 
You will head out to the awesome valley of the Pokhara. You will head out to the touristic paradise called Pokhara on a 6-7 hour bus drive from Kathmandu. This bus ride is scenic as you get to see some lovely hills along the way. And in between the hills, there are gushing rivers that flow. These rivers flow out of the Himalayas. You can also have the first glimpses of mountains although they are quite far.
Day 03: Drive to Nayapul, Trek to Ulleri (1070 m, 4-5 hrs walk)
Today, there will be a mixture of a bus drive and a trek. First, you will head out to Nayapul (1070 meters). This ride is quite pleasant and lasts 2 hours only. Nayapul is also where many trekkers gather to trek. This is the entry point to many other treks like Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Khopra Danda Trek, Mardi Himal trek and plenty other in this region. After that, you will go to Ulleri on a 4-5 hours trek.
Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani (2860m, 6 – 7 hrs walk).
You will head out to the place with the largest rhododendron forests today. This place is called Ghorepani. It will take about 6-7 hours, for you to reach Ghorepani(2860 meters). The first part of your trek will take you along an uphill ride to Ulleri. The walk up to Ulleri is around 2 hours long and exclusively uphill. From Ulleri, you will walk around 4 hours or so to get to Ghorepani. Ghorepani is set beautifully amidst the mountains of the Annapurna region. It also has close access to Poon Hill, which is an awesome hill station in the Annapurna region.
Day 05: Hike to Poon Hill(3210m) for sunrise and trek to Tadapani or Ghandruk (2630m, 6 – 7 hrs walk).
Today, you will wake up early in the morning, This is because you will head out to Poon Hill before the sun is up. You will trek around 1 hour or so before you reach Poon Hill(3210 meters). The trail to Poon Hill is almost elusively full of stairs. After you reach there, you will get to see glorious views of mountains like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre etc. You will also get to see some staggering sunrise views from there.
Day 06: Trek to Landruk (1565m)
Today’s walk from Ghandruk to Landruk (1565 meters) is 5-6 hours long. The walk initially leads through some beautiful forests of the ACAP region. You will also get to see the Annapurna mountain range occasionally along the way.
Day 07: Landruk to Forest camp (2520m, 4-5 hrs)
Our trail passes through lush forest dotted with the red rhododendrons. The flowers are a common sight in Nepalese hills and it is no surprise that its Nepal’s national flower. Our trail is very quiet until we reach a clearing of the forest camp. We can take rest and explore the area which is also known locally as Kokar. Overnight in Forest Camp.
Day 08: Forest camp to Badal Dada (4-5 hrs)
We continue to walk through dense forests admiring Nepal’s rich biodiversity and reach the low camp. From here, the fantastic view of Mt. Machapuchhre (Mt. Fishtail) up the valley is mesmerizing. We can spend some time in the evening observing the local lifestyle. Overnight in Badal Dada.
Day 09: Badal Dada to High camp (3-4 hrs)
We trek uphill alongside a ridge towards Mardi Himal and Macchhapuchhre. The tree lines start getting thinner and the area mostly consists of shrubs with isolated rhododendron bushes along the trail. If lucky, we might even come across the Daphne pheasant (national bird of Nepal) on our way to high camp. We ascend up to the high camp, which the final destination of the day. From here the mountain views are stunning. Overnight in high camp.
Day 10: High camp to Mardi base camp back to Badal Dada (4500m, 5-6 hrs)
On our trek to the upper viewpoint we ascend and descend, and sometimes on a steep and narrow trail. Our trail passes through pastures and we hike along a narrow ridge before reaching the Upper Viewpoint. The view of the Himalayan vista from here is astonishing. We see Mardi Himal (5587m), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna south (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Baraha Shikhar (Mt. Fang) (7647m), Tent Peak (5695m), Singhachuli (6501m), Machapuchhre (6993m) and others. We trek back to the Badal Dada for an overnight stay.
Day 11: Badal Danda to Sidding( 4 to 5 hours)
Breakfast with enjoying the view and trek downhill to Sidding village.
Day 12: Sidding to Pokhara(850m, 4 hours drive)
Breakfast and get a sharing jeep drive to Pokhara for 4 hours, and stay night at Pokhara.
Day 13: Pokhara to Kathmandu
Breakfast and get tourist bus drive back to Kathmandu. It takes 6 hours scenic drive.
Day 14: Kathmandu airport
Breakfast and free day on your own and final transfer to Kathmandu airport to get your flight back to home.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and departure transfer
  • Twin Sharing standard hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist transfer
  • Pokhara to Nayapul by private car transfer
  • All the necessary trekking permit-ACAP and TIMS card.
  • English speaking guide during the trek and all his expenses like meals, accommodation. salary, insurance and transfer.
  • Tea house lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • 3 times meals-breakfast, lunch and dinner during trek.
  • Sidding to Pokhara by sharing jeep transfer
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus transfer.
  • All the government taxes and company service charge
Cost not Includes
  • Private Transfer and Flight Cost-  Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • Porter to carry your luggage
  • Travel insurance in case of emergency for medication and rescue evacuation.
  • Lunch, dinner and sightseeing in Pokhara and Kathmandu.
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Personal expenses like wifi, hot shower, telephone, cost for charging battery of camera.
  • Any kind of drinks like coke, fanta, beer, whisky, bottle of mineral water, tea, coffee and hot water
  • All the cost not mention on above cost includes.

Best Season for trekking Poon Hill and Mardi Himal
The Ghorepani Poon Hill trek can be done all year round, however it’s easier when there isn’t rain or snow on the trails.So, the best time to do the Poon Hill trek is from March to June and September to December. In these months, the weather is clearer and the temperature moderate, when only the morning and evenings are a bit chilly, leaving the days perfectly clear for splendid views of the mountains.

Equipment for Poon Hill Mardi Himal Trek
In case that you’re travelling just with a carry-on suitcase or backpacking in Southeast Asia, you don’t need to worry about the clothes you need to bring for the trek because you can rent everything you need in Kathmandu and Pokhara. And the prices are really good.But you must bring:

Head
Sun hat or scarf
Warm fleece hat
Sunglasses with UV protection
Feet
Thin, lightweight inner socks
Thick, warm woolen hiking socks
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Gaiters for hiking in winter
Hands
Lightweight gloves
Lower Body
Under Garments
Hiking shorts
Lightweight cotton long pants
Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Upper Body
T-shirts
Light weight thermal tops
Fleece jackets or pullovers
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jackets
Accessories
Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F
Headlamp with spare batteries
Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
Basic First Aid Kit
Large plastic bags – for keeping Items dry inside the trekking bags
Trekking Poles
Water bottles
Toiletries
Toiletries
Tooth brush/paste
Multipurpose soap
Nail cutter
Small mirror
Personal Hygiene:
Wet wipes
Tissue /toilet roll
Anti-bacterial hands wash

Altitude Sickness
The Ghorepani Poon hill trek has a very low chance of altitude sickness. The highest point is Poon Hill at 3250 meters high. Here you might experience some mild symptoms like being tired and more easily out of breath. However, as you will descend to lower altitudes on the same day this should not pose a problem. 

Passport and Visa
All foreigners except Indian nationals need a visa to enter Nepal. You can get an on-arrival visa at Tribhuvan International Airport or Nepal border regional offices. For a visa application, you need a passport valid for at least six months, a passport size photo, and visa application fees.The current visa cost for 30 days is US$50 which you have to pay in USD cash. Children under the age of 10 will get a free visa. Chinese citizens and citizens of SAARC countries:Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka get a free visa.The citizen of Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan will not get visa on arrival in Nepal.

Tipping in Nepal
Nepali culture accepts tipping and views it as proof of good service. However, tipping is at the traveler’s discretion and should reflect the quality of service provided.We advise you to tip at the end of the trek. 

Trip Extension
After completion of Poon Hill Trek, if you have extra days, we can arrange sightseeing tours around Kathmandu. Also cater your 2 nights 3 days Chitwan Jungle Safari tour, paragliding, rafting, canyoning, Everest Mountain Flight, Heli tour to ABC, EBC and Langtang.

Money Matter
Nepali Rupees (NPR/Rs) is the local currency and 1 USD =Rs 120 NPR.You can exchange most foreign currencies in banks and other financial institutions or money exchanges in Kathmandu or Pokhara. Money exchanges display exchange rates visibly for the public.

Please note that only Indian Rupee Notes (INR) of 100 and 2000 denominations are legal in Nepal. We recommend you to bring cash and exchange them for Nepali Rupees at money exchanges instead of traveler's Cheque are not accepted now in Nepal.You can also withdraw cash in Nepalese Rupees using your credit/debit card from ATMs in Kathmandu or Pokhara. You can withdraw up to Rs. 35,000 for a fee of Rs 500. Most banks in Asia do not accept old, torn and faded foreign currency notes so bring clean new notes.

Travel Insurance 
Travel insurance is compulsory for Poon Hill Trek. Though this is an easy trek with low risk of AMS. However, this mountain journey is not a normal visit due to the possibility of unforeseen or unexpected events such as injury, illness, flood, landslide and sudden climate changes.All trekkers must provide a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy certificate. The policy must cover medical and emergency repatriation - including helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitudes. We kindly request you to send your detailed insurance policy copy before trekking departures. In case of emergencies, we will use the documents you sent us for rescue. It will help us arrange a quick and effective rescue operation, transfer for emergency medical help, etc. Please make sure with the insurance company that they cover helicopter evacuation at high altitude trek along with medical costs. 

Expenses of Personal Nature
Our package does not include meals and accommodation costs in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Moreover, all our valuable clients need to bring personal spending money to cover visa fee, travel insurance policy purchase, beverages, snacks for the trek, hot (tea/coffee) and cold drinks, tips to guide and porter, souvenirs and so on. We recommend you to bring cash in major currencies which you can easily exchange for rupees in Nepal. Poon Hill Trek accept only Nepalese currency.

Water and Electricity
Electricity is available for camera and mobile battery recharge at an extra cost. You can buy either packed mineral water from local lodges and en route shop or fill your water bottle with boiled water at an extra cost. If you require, we can provide you with water purification pills. You shouldn't drink water from rivers, taps and wells in trek as the water might not be drinkable.

Solo Travelers-Single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.

Minimum Age-You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a our tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

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