Mardi Himal Trek via Poon Hill

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Max Elevation: 4,200m
  • Duration: 14
  • Grade: Challenging
  • Starting Price: $1100
  • Accommodation: $Tea-house

Trip Overview

Mardi Himal Trek is a breath of a fresh air in the most popular and the most crowded trekking destination Nepal. It is located in the Annapurna region which receives thousands of travelers within a week during the season. The region is comprised of a massive land portion which includes several trails and paths suited for every type of travelers for different purposes. It consists of trails of different categories and difficulty level that a trekker can easily select from any that suits his or her liking, physical and even mental attributes. Annapurna is almost a replica of heaven and a romantic gift for travelers to open a gate to the knowledge of nature.

Best Features of the Mardi Himal Poon Hill trek

Mardi Himal via Poon Hill trek is newly introduced route in Annapurna region. Probably one of the best trekking routes due to its isolation and unexplored terrains, this trekking is gaining its popularity among the exploratory trekkers. The way to Mardi Himal is filled with beautiful rural villages; walk through the new dense forests of rhododendron and many unknown flowers and plants. The landscapes are still pure and unvisited with complete wilderness at its best. The high point of Mardi Himal provides a new perspective and an unadulterated view of great Himalayas of Annapurna Massif, Mt. Machhapuchhre and Mt. Hiuchuli.

Poon Hill trek is a short trek in the region that takes you to Ghorepani which is perfectly suitable for the family trip, refreshment journey to strengthen friendship or self-motivation purpose, for a perfect vacation, etc. You will get the opportunity to observe the extraordinary beauty of the great Himalayas turning colors and stature with the progression of every moment as the sun rays fall on their snowy tips and body.

Himalayas Hiking Brings you a Mardi Himal via Poon Hill trek packages, a perfect blend of two different trekking destinations in Annapurna region. This trek will take you to in the unique world of a balanced ecosystem that transcends natural beauty and cultural diversity coexisting. You will enjoy the fascinating trail that passes through dense forests of rhododendrons and pines, beautiful landscapes and majestic mountains forming an amazing background for deep gorges. Varieties of vegetation and flowers make the walk peasant as you hike through old villages and terraced fields.

Poon hill provides the memorable views of immortal mountains changing colors from golden to volcanic red as the rays of light touches their snow caps. Similarly, a close-up view of beautiful Mt. Machhaapuchhre is the moment to behold for years. This is a one-time opportunity that only this trekking package can offer to humankind. It surely is a gem only Nepal possesses.

Detail ItineraryExpand all

An early tourist bus drive to Pokhara. Enjoy scenic views of countryside life. Arrival at Pokhara city of lakes and enjoy lake-side scenery on the background of Machhapuchhre and Annapurna Massif. You can also take a boat ride on the Phewa Lake.

An early drive passing through the village of Lumle to Nayapul, the starting point of the trekking. Trek towards Birethanti then to pastures and reach Ranghia village. Slow ascend towards Tikhe Dhunga for overnight stay.

Trek from Tikhe Dhunga with gradual ascend. Cross a suspension bridge to climb the array of stone staircases to Ulleri village of Magars. Always give way to caravans and mule carts as they pass by. We will continue walking to Nangethanti and eventually reach Ghorepani. We enjoy the marvelous views of Hiunchuli, Tukuche Peak and Dhaulagiri along with the Annapurna.

Today we will wake up early. We will take an hour hike towards Poon Hill for the sunrise view from this wonderful vantage point. After the mesmerizing panoramic view of popular peaks like Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Annapurna III (7855m), Machhapuchhare (6993 m), Annapurna IV (7525 m), Tukuche Peak (6920m), Nilgiri (6940m), Varaha Shikhar (7847 m), Annapurna II (7937 m) and Lamjung Himal (6931 m) retrace back to Ghorepani. We will continue trekking towards Tadapani.

We will trek zig-zags trail through thick rhododendron and oak forest. The walks are peaceful and long as a feeling of isolation kicks in. We will eventually reach Ghandruk from where we pass Phedi village. After that crossing Modi River, we finally reach Landruk.

Today we will take steady ascent through hamlets of pine and juniper. We can enjoy the views of the mountain peaks as we proceed. We finally reach Forest camp in a peaceful and isolated place.

We will start the trekking by following the trail to Low Camp. Walking through the terrain filled with rhododendron bushes we can enjoy the amazing views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Machhapuchhre in a glance. Enjoy strolling around in the Low Camp along with amazing panoramic views of the Himalayan valley.

As we ascend from Low Camp, the route heads towards west. You can have the best view of Annapurna South and Hiuchuli up close from here. We continue our excursion along Mardi Himal ridge passing through rhododendron forest. If we are lucky we can also see Daphne along the trail. The view of mountains (Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) ) from the lodge is breath-taking.

Today we start early. We ascend the ridge towards Mardi Himal on a well-established trail through some steeper sections. We pass through pastures and if possible interact with shepherds as we reach the upper viewpoint. We can take several photos with a spectacular background of massive mountains of Annapurna, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhre and all other peaks.

We take a different route to return from the main pint. We take a trail from Low camp that passes Siding village a beautiful traditional Nepali village. This village is hidden from the busier tourist routes and kept in isolation.

We walk towards the road from Siding and head towards Lumre. We pass beautiful villages at Kalimati and Ghalel. We will arrange a jeep for a ride back to Pokhara.

We will take an early tourist bus ride from Pokhara for Kathmandu and transfer you to your respective hotels.

Very good morning and a good breakfast. Our company’s representative will receive you for a drive to airport three hours prior to your scheduled flight back home. Have a safe and pleasant journey.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up/ drop
  • Ground transportation during the trip
  • Pokhara to treks start point Nayapul and trek finish point Nayapul to Pokhara transport by Private vehicle
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu transport by Tourist Bus. (if you want to take a flight or want to travel by private vehicle is available, by adding extra cost)
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Accommodation in a three star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation in guesthouses on stopping point during the trek
  • Trekking permit
  • Entry fee and permits to enter into national parks, heritage sites and other places.
  • Entry fee and permit fee to Annapurna Conservation area
  • Government license holder experienced, Guide (trained in Wilderness First Aid& altitude sickness) and porters (1 porter for between 2 trekkers basis) with their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance, clothing, and medicine.
  • Welcome/Fare well Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Trekking Map.
  • A first aid medical kit
  • Local Mobile Phone SIM Card.
  • All government and local taxes.

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare tickets
  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Personal refreshment expenses like soft drinks, hard drinks, mineral bottled water, etc
  • Personal Utility expenses like telephone, internet, laundry, etc
  • Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
  • Tips for support crew members

Fixed Departures

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Client Reviews

WOW! it has been an amazing experience with the team of Himalayas Hiking. Wonderful place, amazing vibes, amazing people with wonderful team. Kudos to the team Hiimalayas Hiking.

George Thompson,
UK, London
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