MARDI HIMAL VIA POON HILL

  • Days:11 Days
  • Difficulty:Moderate
  • Country:nepal
  • Activity:Trekking & Hiking
  • Max Altitude:4250m/13943ft
  • Accomodation:Tea House/Lodges
  • Best Season:Mar-May, Sept-Nov
  • Meals:B/L/D
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MARDI HIMAL VIA POON HILL-11 Days Day/s

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Duration

11 Days

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Trip Introduction

Mardi Himal Trek via Poon Hill is a stunning trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal, offering a unique off-the-beaten-path experience. The trek starts and ends in Kathmandu and Pokhara respectively and takes approximately 9-12 days to complete. The trekking difficulty is moderate, making it suitable for most trekkers with a reasonable level of fitness.

 During the trek, you’ll walk through rhododendron forests and traditional villages, with opportunities to interact with local communities and learn about their culture and lifestyle. The trek offers breathtaking views of the Annapurna range, including the majestic Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), and the highlight of the trek is undoubtedly the sunrise views from Poon Hill.

 One of the unique features of the Mardi Himal Trek is the stunning views of Mardi Himal and the surrounding peaks. You’ll get to experience the beauty of the Himalayas up close and personal, as you make your way through the rugged terrain and scenic landscapes.

 

 

Trip Highlights

  • Breathtaking views of the Annapurna range, including Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail)
  • Walking through rhododendron forests and traditional villages
  • Sunrise views from Poon Hill
  • Off-the-beaten-path trekking experience
  • Stunning views of Mardi Himal and surrounding peaks
  • Opportunity to interact with local Gurung communities and learn about their culture and lifestyle.
11 Days of walking
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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and s/he will be displaying a Company signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle. Overnight at Kathmandu Marriott Hotel.

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Day 2

We will take a drive for 3 to 4 hours from Pokhara to Hile before starting the trek. The road until Nayapul is paved in concrete. After the drive we will walk 2 hours to reach in Banthati. It will be a bumpy ride, so be prepared mentally for the challenge. Today’s walk provides a short and relatively easy day and the journey familiarizes climbers with the experience of trekking in Nepal.

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Day 3

We move on towards our destination Ghorepani, a popular scenic village at an altitude of 2,840 m. The trail ascends more gently from Banthati through fine forests of oak and rhododendrons we trek towards Nangethanti at 2,460 m. After another 2 hour walk we arrive at Ghorepani.

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Day 4

Today, very early in the morning, we start an hour hiking to Poon Hill at an elevation of 3,210 m, a brilliant mountain range spectacle; this vantage point provides an unobstructed view of the sunrise over the high Himalayas. There we spend about 1 hour and returning to Ghorepani, we take a hot breakfast. Then we make a climb along ridges, and through pine and rhododendron forests, towards Deurali (2,960 m). After that, we descend to the Banthanti, then turn off to Tadapani.

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Day 5

Enjoy the morning breakfast with the glorious sunrise, and morning mountain views from your teahouse. It’s a different kind of experince having a local breakfast seeing the snowy peaks after breakfast starts our hike towards Landruk village. We will pass through Ghandruk village, one of the biggest Gurung in this area. The trail is almost downhill and the last gently push to Landruk village.

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Day 6

After taking breakfast in the morning, we head out to Forest Camp that will take about 6 to 7 hours of long walk. The trail is slightly ascends to Deurali (2,100 m). At Deurali there is a signboard pointing towards right saying “Forest Camp”. We follow that path to reach our next destination. The trail enters a quiet jungle of oak trees, maples, rhododendrons etc. After hiking for few more hours under the shades of trees, and chirping of birds, we will reach Forest Camp where we spend our night there.

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Day 7

The exciting walk to High Camp is one of the scenic walk throughout the trek. After early breakfast, we head on to the trekking trails. We walk under the shades of Rhododendron forest until we reach Badal danda and then the trail continues on the grassy ridges. The trail gradually ascends throughout the hike to the High Camp. We walk above the line of hills and the temperature reduces along the path. After walking for almost 5 to 6 hours, we finally reach High Camp.

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Day 8

Today we wake up early in the morning and walk for few hours to reach the Upper view point or Mardi Himal Base Camp. The view of the Annapurna Sanctuary can be clearly seen. The panoramic views of South face of Mt. Annpaurna, Himchuli and Machhapuchhre (Mt Fishtail) is truly rewarding. It’s time to experience the accomplishment of our journey to Mardi Himal base Camp. After spending few hours here, we return back to the High Camp for breakfast. After having lunch and resting for some time at High camp, we walk down for 2 hours and reach Low Camp.

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Day 9

Today is the last day of trekking. We start our day with a leisurely walk down to Siding. The trail further continues towards Siding where we will take our drive back to Pokhara in tourist vehicle. Upon reaching Pokhara, we celebrate the successful trek to the Mardi Himal.

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Day 10

Fly to Kathmandu from Pokhara, upon arrival in Kathmandu, you’ll be transferred to your hotel. You’ll have the rest of the day free to explore the city, do some souvenir shopping or relax after the trek. We have a farewell dinner with the team.

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Day 11

Our 11 day Madi Himal Trek finally ends today. Our Airport Representative will drop you off to the Kathmandu International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal. Good bye and have a safe journey.

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NOTE:

During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors,that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

Join our Fixed Departure

Included

  • Arrival & Departure: Airport – Hotel transfers – Airport (Pick Up and Drop)
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara: Hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara on bed & breakfast Basis- Twin Bedroom
  • Permit: All necessary paper works: National Park permits, TIMS permit & conservation entry fee
  • Insurance: Insurance for all involved Nepalese staffs during trek
  • Member transportation: Air and Ground Transportation with Guide as per itinerary. Stuffs Transportation: Necessary all equipment Transportation for all.
  • Member Luggage:  Up to 15 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek carrying by porters
  • Lodging & Food: Food 3 meals a day (BDL) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge during the trek
  • Guide and Porter: 1 English speaking Guide, Porters (2 trekkers: 1 porter) during the trek
  • Staff Salary and allowance: All Nepalese staff daily wages, salary and food and accommodation
  • First Aid Kit: A well-stocked first aid kit will be available for emergencies.

Excluded

  • Airfare and Visa: International flight fares to/from Kathmandu and Nepal entry visa fees.
  • Personal Transportation: Any personal transportation beyond the aforementioned programs.
  • Lunch and Dinner: Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara and during early returns from the trek.
  • Extra Night in Kathmandu & Pokhara: Any extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara due to early arrivals, late departures, or early returns from the trek.
  • Rescue Evacuation: Medical insurance and emergency rescue evacuation costs if required, including rescue, repatriation, medication, medical tests, and hospitalization costs.
  • Personal Expenses: Telephone, internet, battery recharge, shower, laundry, alcoholic beverages, boiled water, beer, coke, and personal trekking gear and equipment.
  • Tips: Tips for guides, porters, and staff.

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Accommodations

Trekking Gear

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Quantity

Type

Remarks

1

Woolen Cap

  1

 

 

2

Sunglasses

  1

 UV protected

 

3

Bob Scarf/buff Mask

  1

 

 

4

Warm down Jacket

  1

 

 

5

Thermal Inner Layer

 2 pairs

 

 

6

Gloves

 1 pair

 

 

7

Sleeping Bag

  1

20 + Degrees

 

8

Trekking Trousers & Inner Vest

As per necessity

 

 

9

Trekking Shoes

 1 pair

  Full Ankle

 

10

Woolen Socks

3/4 pairs

 

 

11

Trekking Poles

 1 pair

 

 

12

Water Bottle

  1

  Thermos

 1 L+

13

Waterproof Jacket

  1

 

 

14

Slippers

 1 pair

 

 

15

Sun Block

  1

  SPF 30

 

16

Personal First Aid Kit

  1

 

 

17

Trekking Bag

  1

  Rucksack

 50 L+

18

Area Map

  1

 

 

19

Head Light with extra battery

  1

 

 

General Trekking Info

  1.  Trekking at high altitudes requires warm clothing to protect you from the cold. A down jacket with a hood is a must for altitudes above 4,000 m. You can rent a down jacket for USD 30-40, but please note that in case of loss or damage, you will need to reimburse the cost of USD 150 per item.

  2. A good quality sleeping bag is essential for a comfortable night’s sleep during the trek. You can rent a 4-season sleeping bag for USD 30-40, but again, if you lose or damage the sleeping bag, you will need to reimburse the cost of USD 150 per item.

  3. Before embarking on your trek, make sure to acclimatize to the altitude by spending a few days in Kathmandu. This will help your body adjust to the change in altitude and reduce the risk of altitude sickness.

  4. It is essential to have proper trekking shoes that are comfortable and provide good traction. Make sure to break in your shoes before the trek to avoid blisters and discomfort.

  5. The weather in the Himalayas can be unpredictable, so it is crucial to pack for different weather conditions. Layers of clothing, including a waterproof jacket and pants, are recommended.

  6. Trekking poles can be a lifesaver, especially when trekking uphill or downhill. They help reduce the pressure on your knees and provide extra stability.


  7. It is important to stay hydrated while trekking. Carry a water bottle or bladder with you and make sure to drink enough water throughout the day. Avoid drinking untreated water and carry water purification tablets or a water filter.


  8. Toiletries like wet wipes and hand sanitizer are essential, especially when there is no access to running water. It is also important to carry toilet paper and dispose of it properly.


  9. Trekking in the Himalayas can be physically demanding, so it is essential to be in good physical shape. Regular exercise and cardiovascular training can help prepare your body for the trek.


  10. Respect the local culture and traditions by learning a few words in the local language and dressing modestly. Avoid giving money or sweets to children, as it can encourage a culture of begging.


  11. Trekking in the Himalayas can be an unforgettable experience, so take the time to enjoy the scenery and immerse yourself in the local culture. Take plenty of pictures, but remember to be respectful of the local customs and traditions.

FAQ

You can apply visa to Nepal through embassy or other diplomatic mission to your country also you can obtain tourist visa upon arrival at Kathmandu airport. If you prefer to use a visa service you will find many by searching on the internet, one in particular we have found reliable is CIBT: https://cibtvisas.com

Yes, it is compulsory you should arrange your travel insurance and please insure your chosen policy also covers helicopter and medical rescue and repatriation costs.

In Kathmandu or in other cities we use 5-star hotels and in trekking or in remote areas we provide the highest quality available

Between 1000m and 3500m the temperature could be as high as 20 deg C to 5 deg C low. At higher altitude, the temperature ranges from 20 deg C to -10 deg C. During winter it is around 10 deg colder.

Nepal is Greenwich Mean Time plus five hours and 45 minutes. That means if it’s 8:00pm in Kathmandu, it’s 9:15am in New York and 6:15am in California.

Nepal is on the 220V system. Sockets are usually the three-pin variety, but they vary. If you are planning to use something like a hairdryer or electric shaver at the hotel, bring a converter and a selection of plug adapters.

There are varieties of Food item so menu will be provided to all the clients and they can order their food according to the menu

As long as you are in good physical shape, you do not require any hiking experience for short treks. If you are planning a trek longer than a week, you should work out or do long day hikes at home.

You should bring a one-litre water bottle with you on the trek. We prefer that you purify water yourself using iodine in order to save scarce fuel. You can also buy mineral water bottles or boiled water during the trek.

Yes, we will provide you a domestic sim card or a satellite phone from which you can make international calls. You can also buy a domestic sim card on your own in Kathmandu.

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