Mardi Himal trek via Poon Hill

Mardi Himal trek via Poon Hill

Duration
14 days
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Strenuous 
  • Max Altitude
    4200 Meters
  • Group Size
    Min. 1 Pax
  • Best Time
    March-May and Sept-Dec. 

Trip Overview

From the beautiful Annapurna Mountains to the rich ethnic Rai and Limbu culture, the Mardi Himal Trek via Poon Hill is the best short trek of the Annapurna region. The Mardi Himal lays east of the Annaournas Base camp. It presents the best features and regional attributes of the remote zone of the Annapurna. This trek is a beautiful balance between a commercial trekking hub and isolated areas. 

Best Features of the Mardi Himal Poon Hill trek:

This hike takes a different approach to the regular trekking journey.  Correspondingly, it takes trekkers to the famous vantage point of Poon Hill. The panoramic views of the majestic mountains from Poon Hill are simply magnificent. Similarly, another major highlight of the trek is the ethnic village of Ghorepani. As such, Poon Hill has earned its fame as one of the best vantage points in the country because it presents panoramic views of the entire Annapurna massif. Moreover, the view of the rising sun from Poon Hill amidst the mountains is a phenomenon indescribable in words. It is something that should not be missed!

Similarly, along with the pristine natural beauty, this adventure also presents a myriad of villages occupied by the ethnic Rai, Magar and Limbu people. It is a great way to experience the diverse culture of the Himalayan people. Mani stone walls, chortens and colorful prayer flags line the trekking path. Furthermore, mountain peaks like the Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna range contrast the natural beauty of the Himalayan foothills and green hemlocks.

Additionally, the Poon Hill Mardi Himala trek begins from the tourist hub of the country- Pokhara city. At the city, trekkers can enjoy a leisurely boat ride on the beautiful Phewa Lake as well.  

Is the Mardi Himal trekking difficult?

This is a moderate trekking journey. To boot, trekkers do not need prior experience to do the adventure. With Nepal Hiking Team, you will get the best services at each step of the way. The package is carefully made with ample acclimatization time and the best services in terms of accommodation, transportation, food and guidance.

Thus, join Nepal Hiking Team for the best adventure of your life! The adventure of Mardi Himal Trek via Poon Hill is a journey that will forever stay in the minds for years.  

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive At Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu 

Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara (910m/2,984ft) Duration: 6 Hours

Day 03: Pokhara to Tikhe Dhunga (1495m/4905ft) distance: 9 km, walking duration: 4 hours

Day 04: Tikhe Dhunga to Ghorepani (2850m/9348ft) Distance: 13 Km, Walking Duration: 7 Hours

Day 05: Hike to Poonhill Then Trek to Tadapani (2500m/8200ft) Distance: 9 Km, Walking Duration: 6-7 Hours

Day 06: Trek to Landruk (1430m) Duration: 5-6 Hours 

Day 07: Trek from Landruk To Forest Camp (2500m) Duration: 4-5 Hours 

Day 08: Trek to Low Camp (3,150m) Duration: 5 Hours

Day 09: Trek to High Camp (3,600m) Duration: 4 Hours

Day 10: Day hike to the Upper View Point (4,200m) Duration: 4 Hours

Day 11: Trek to Siding Village (1,750m) Duration: 6 Hours

Day 12: Trek to Lumre and Drive to Pokhara (910m) Duration - 3 Hours Walking and 2 Hours Driving 

Day 13: Pokhara to Kathmandu

Day 14: Farewell/Depart Home

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop off by private vehicle
  • Two nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu, normally at Woodapple Hotel and Spa or Similar.
  • Two nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara
  • Surface transfer to and from Pokhara by tourist bus then by private car to and from Nayapul.
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • An experienced English-speaking (trekking guide), porter to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, meals, and
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion).
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (ACAP and TIMS, please bring 3 passport size photographs)
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa Fees: You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • All kind of cold drinks including water, coke, Fanta, juice etc.
  • WI-Fi internet during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for airport representative, tour guide, trekking staff, driver etc.

Cost & Dates

  • Small Group Journey
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Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Reviews

Mike, USA I went with my girlfriend to the Everest Base Camp with a guide and porter from Nepal Hiking Team. Right from the pick-up from the airport, we felt like valued clients, and we were made to feel very welcome and relaxed in an otherwise hectic city. From the moment the trek started, our guide Bheg ensured we were comfortable and constantly checked on our physical state throughout each day and provided advice and assistance where we needed it. Overall, the experience was one I'll never forget, primarily because I proposed at the top and because the Nepal Hiking team made the experience as stress-free and as organized as possible, all with a smile on their face at all times. I highly recommend NHT.
Megan Y., China Ganga, Balaram, and the team were fantastic; even when we had a 24-hour flight delay, they re-scheduled everything without fuss or fee. We had an excellent driver for just us (and guide where we had them). We even changed things along the way, and whether the driver, guide, or agent, they were more than willing to help and be flexible. :) The trip took in some hiking, some sightseeing, some relaxing, the jungle, and for each occasion and location, we were provided a specialist guide for the event/location. The hotels they chose for us were precisely our requirements based on the activity we were experiencing on any given day. Balaram even met us many times in person to round off the experience and ensure all was well and take honest feedback in person - the personal touch makes you feel even more appreciated and welcome as a customer. We would recommend anyone contact the team if they are planning a trip to Nepal. Thank you, guys, for a memorable vacation.
Jonathan, USA The team NHT provided the best possible service. They were attentive in every aspect in the months leading up to the trek through emails and were responsive and thorough in addressing my questions and concerns. During our tour, Bheg (our guide) and our porter were there to take care of our (myself and one other trekker) needs and always smile and graciously. I have used other more expensive and well-known trekking teams in the Himalayas in the past and would rank NHT on an equal or higher plain. Bheg has many years of experience, as did our porter, and was very competent in their roles and Bheg in his knowledge of the area and the trek. Though our porter did not speak very much, Bheg was kind enough to translate when asked, and our porter was equally attentive in assisting Bheg and us to ensure a successful trek. Very competitive price and an excellent team and experience. I highly recommend them.
Marcello, Brazil Nepal is one of the places in the world everybody MUST go. I've been to Nepal 3 times in just five years. Living in Brazil, so far away from Nepal, I wouldn't travel so much to the country had I not enjoyed the place very much. It's the best place in the world for trekking, and the people are amazing, the food is delicious, and the views of the Himalayas are gorgeous. I book my tours with Nepal Hiking Team, which is a reliable company. The first time I visited Nepal, I booked my trek to Annapurna Base Camp and an overland tour to Tibet. Everything was previously arranged. Nothing to worry about. They applied for the permits, put me in a group (we are requested to join a group to enter Tibet), and booked a perfect hotel in Kathmandu. One month ago, I traveled to Nepal to trek the Annapurna Circuit and the Nar-Phu trek. For the second time, I booked my tour with Nepal Hiking Team. I went trekking in a very remote area with scenic spots and charming villages. In the middle of the trek, I began to feel a little uncomfortable by the cold weather, and my left foot was in pain, so I had to finish my hike earlier than expected. I told my guide I was not feeling good, and then Nepal Hiking Team gave me all support I needed on my way back to Kathmandu. NHT care of everything, so you can enjoy your trek with no worries. From the moment you are picked up at the airport to the moment you leave the country, you are in good hands. Their representatives will greet you at the airport, and you'll soon be briefed on everything about the trek you are going to enjoy. Guides from the Nepal Hiking Team are helpful and speak excellent English. I especially recommend Raj, a friendly guide, and Lalman if you want to request a Porter. Both do an outstanding job. So, if you're going to have a great time in Nepal, be sure to choose Nepal Hiking Team as your local travel agency from beginning to end. It's a reliable company, and I recommend it.
Sara, sweden We went on Everest Base Camp trek with Gokyo Lake back in March of 2019. When I first contact NHT, they were so nice enough to have an hour long chat on what’s app arranging a trip for us for late autumn of that year. However, due to personal reason, we decided to go on a trip earlier than the planned date. NHT had only few weeks to make all the preparations. But they managed everything smoothly. From our hotel reservation to flight tickets and guesthouse on the trek, everything was planned out carefully. We were thoroughly impressed with how they organized everything in a short notice. Ganga, was very polite and always accessible to have chat whenever we were on the trek. From the beginning to the end of our trek, Ganga made sure everything was Ok with us. Also, we cannot forget Bhim our guide on the trek. He made us laugh all through the journey. He is very skilled and has lots of knowledge about mountains and about the people and culture. Because of him and his good network of people, we were able to enjoy the local experience of the Everest region. Also, our porter, who spoke who very took good care of us. Whenever, we stopped on the trek, he always asking if our bag were heavy on us. Everything went well on the trek because of these two amazing people. If our friends or relatives ever decide to visit Nepal, we will strongly recommend them to go with NHT and to choose Bhim. I am forever grateful towards everyone involved in organizing our trek. We completely enjoyed our trek and had exceptionally wonderful time in the Himalayas. These people are professional and know what they are doing. So if anyone is looking for a reliable and a good travel agency in Nepal, they should not hesitate to go with Nepal Hiking Team. They really are the best!