Poon Hill – ABC – Mardi Himal Trek

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Poon Hill – ABC – Mardi Himal Trek gives you delightful views of towering peaks like Mt. Annapurna (26,545ft-8,091m) Mt.Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu, Annapurna South (23,693 ft-7,219m), and Gangapurna (24,457 ft.-7,455m) amongst others. The scene and the landscape are spectacular and captivating. It changes from lowland terraced fields to magnificent pine, oak, and rhododendron. As you climb higher, the mountain views get better. Moreover, the early morning sunrise view from Poon Hill is a cherry on top of a cake. The best thing about the trek is that it is doable at any time of the year. Also, it is easily accessible from the lake city Pokhara.

Annapurna Base Camp lies in the central-western part of Nepal. Blessed with some of the most gorgeous views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range alongside Machhapuchhre, it is the most popular trekking destination in Nepal. This wonderful Annapurna Base Camp trek customized by The  Great Adventure Treks takes you to some of the most picturesque Gurung villages in the Annapurna region. These villages include Ghandruk, Chhomrong, Himalaya, Dobhan, Bamboo, etc. From almost all of these villages, you will be able to see some towering mountains in this region. You can meet travelers from all across the world while you are trekking to Annapurna Base Camp organized by The Great Adventure Treks.

So, you will have a chance to interact not only with the hospitable local people but travelers from all around the world. Therefore, you will learn the culture of the villages along the way and the cultures from all around the world in this trek by The Great Adventure Treks. You can also explore two of the most popular cities – Kathmandu and Pokhara- during your trek to Annapurna Base Camp. These two cities are full of many religious, natural, and cultural beauty.

Mardi Himal is the name given to the feature of the long rising ridge and its summit that from the southwest lower slope of Mount Machhapuchhare(Fishtail), the famous triangular skyline that is seen from the Phewa Lake at Pokhara. As we shall soon see from a closer and more westerly vantage point, the mountain hold wins peak – thus its name, Machhapuchhare, which in English means “Fishtail”. Mardi Himal trekking is a relatively short and easy trek in the Annapurna Region.

Machhapuchhare is the most southern high point of the Annapurna Massif, the awesomely majestic grouping of mountains in the central Himalaya that includes 5 of the 12 highest mountains in the world – all at the close of very close quarters to our route. In fact, we have eight-day hiking through the forest and on above the tree line. Up to high altitude camp at 4,100 m, from here it is the most amazing close quarter’s views of all.

Mardi Khola (River)

Now, descending first through the forest, a different route takes us steeply down to the upper Mardi Khola. The torrent that has been the ice and the snow of the Mardi Himal. As we know, it is remote and still away from all the much-used trekking routes. Our expedition now takes on the moods of the warm valleys and the friendly villages. Here, as we make our way along the bank of the Mardi Khola from the hillside village of siding. We move down through the lovely fields, past the simple farms, and over the “interesting” bridges. Finally, we have no doubt that this indeed is the idyllic Nepali countryside.

Overview

Day 01: Pick up from Airport and drive to your hotel (1,300m/4,264 ft) Hotel Accommodation.

Day 02: Drive to Pokhara (827 m/ 2,712 ft) 7- 8 hrs by bus, Hotel Accommodation.

Day 03: Pokhara to Nayapuland Trek to Ulleri  (1910 m/ 6,264 ft) 5 – 6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 04: Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani ( 2,875 m /9,430 ft )6 – 7 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 05: Ghorepani to Poonhill (3210m / 10,528 ft) sunrise view and trek to Tadapani (2,610 m/ 8,560 ft ) 5-6 hrs,  Tea House Accommodation.

Day 06: Tadapani to Sinuwa (2360 m/ 7,740 ft ) 5-6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 07: Sinuwa to Deurali (3250 m/ 10,660 ft)  5 – 6-hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 08: Deurali to ABC (4130 m / 13,546 ft) 4-5 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 09: ABC to Sinuwa  (2360 m/ 7,740 ft ) 6-7 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 10: Sinuwa to Landruk (1,565 m / 5,133 ft) 5-6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 11: Landruk to Forest camp (2520 m / 8,265 ft) 4-5 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 12: Forest camp to Badal Dada (1770 m /5,805 ft) 5 -6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 13: Badal Dada to High camp (3700 m/ 12,136 ft) 3-4 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 14: High camp to View point and Back to Badal Danda (1770 m /5,805 ft) 5-6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 15: Badal Danda to kalimati (1700 m/ 5,576 ft) 5-6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 16: Kalimati to Pokhara via Lumre 2 – 3 hrs walk , 30 min drive to Pokhara, Hotel Accommodation.

Day 17: Drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu on a comfortable tourist bus. 7 – 8 hrs, Hotel Accommodation.

On availability of your time and interest after your trek,  please feel free to choose our DAY TOURSNEPAL TOURS , Jungle Safaris or other options from our website. Here are some trip extensions that might interest you.

Day 01: Pick up from Airport and drive to your hotel (1,300m/4,264 ft) Hotel Accommodation.

You will arrive at the international airport in Kathmandu, Nepal- Tribhuvan International Airport. Our representatives from The Great Adventure Treks will meet you outside the airport terminal. They will then help you to transfer to your hotel. You can also find all the relevant information about the hotel you will be staying with your guide. The guide will also brief you about your trek as well as other related information about the trek.

Day 02: Drive to Pokhara (827 m/ 2,712 ft) 7- 8 hrs by bus, Hotel Accommodation.

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: Pokhara to Nayapuland Trek to Ulleri  (1910 m/ 6,264 ft) 5 – 6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

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 others in this region. After that, you will go to Ulleri on a 4-5 hours trek.

Day 04: Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani (2,875 m /9,430 ft) 6 – 7 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

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: Ghorepani to Poonhill (3210m / 10,528 ft) sunrise view and trek to Tadapani (2,610 m/ 8,560 ft) 5-6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

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. After that, you will descend to your teahouse in Ghorepani for having breakfast. After that, you will head out to another picturesque village called Tadapani(2630 meters). The trek to Tadapani is about 4-5 hours long. This makes today’s trek of 6-7 hours long. You will pass some uphills and downhills along the way. You will also pass some rhododendron forests along the way giving you glimpses of some beautiful flora and fauna of the Annapurna region.

Day 06: Tadapani to Sinuwa (2360 m/ 7,740 ft) 5-6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

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 it’s Nepal’s national flower. Our destination for today is Sunuwa. We will reach there in 5 to 6 hours.

Day 07: Sinuwa to Deurali (3250 m/ 10,660 ft) 5 – 6-hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

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 at Deurali.

Day 08: Deurali to ABC (4130 m / 13,546 ft) 4-5 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

An hour walks from Deurali and Climb gently through a river bed then over a steep trail over to the mountain side. The hike from Bagar to Machhapuchhre Base Camp is somewhat strenuous. From Machhapuchhre base camp, we get excellent views of the majestic Machhapuchhre along with Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharvachuli and Gangapurna which is certainly a rewarding experience. The vegetation disappears on our way to ABC and the path widens as we enter the Annapurna sanctuary. From here, we get sensational views of the near-vertical south face of Annapurna towering above us. The sanctuary boasts of a dynamic view without anything impeding the 360-degree panorama. From the base camp we again get to savor mesmerizing views of the Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and other peaks. Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.

Day 09: ABC to Sinuwa (2360 m/ 7,740 ft) 6-7 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

From the Annapurna base camp, we retrace our steps to Sinuwa. Today’s trek is downhill, so it shouldn’t be very difficult. Besides, we will always have the company of the extraordinary landscape to cheer us up. Overnight in Sinuwa.

Day 10: Sinuwa to Landruk (1,565 m / 5,133 ft) 5-6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Today’s walk from Sinuwa to Landruk is 5-6 hours long. The walk initially leads through some beautiful forests of the ACAP region.

Day 11: Landruk to Forest camp (2520 m / 8,265 ft) 4-5 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

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 it’s 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 12: Forest camp to Badal Dada (1770 m /5,805 ft) 5 -6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

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 13: Badal Dada to High camp (3700 m/ 12,136 ft) 3-4 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

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 ascended up to the high camp, which was the final destination of the day. From here the mountain views are stunning. Overnight in high camp.

Day 14: High camp to View point and Back to Badal Danda (1770 m /5,805 ft) 5-6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

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 15: Badal Danda to Kalimati (1700 m/ 5,576 ft) 5-6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

We continue our trek from Badal Danda to Kalimati. We will stay overnight in Kalimati.

Day 16: Kalimati to Pokhara via Lumre 2 – 3 hrs trek, 30 min drive to Pokhara, Hotel Accommodation

The final part of the trek is a lovely trek from Kalimati to Lumre and then drive back to Pokhara from there.

Day 17: Drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu on a comfortable tourist bus. 7 – 8 hrs, Hotel Accommodation.

On this day, you will drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara. The route of the bus takes you along the beautiful, scenic hills along with sights of Trisuli and Marsyangdi River. It is also possible for you to catch views of Ganesh Himal and the Manaslu peak during this bus ride. After a ride of 6-7 hours from Pokhara, you will reach Kathmandu. You can go for some last-minute shopping in Thamel to buy some souvenirs or other items you might need. We will also organize a farewell dinner for you for a successful completion of your trek.

  • Pickup from airport and drive to hotel.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu (3-star level hotel)
  • Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara in tourist bus.
  • Accommodation in Pokhara (3-star level hotel)
  • Drive to Nayapul from Pokhara in a private transport.
  • Experienced Trekking guides with government license
  • Food, salary  Transport, clothing for Guide.
  • Necessary Trekking permits
  • Porters (2 guests 1 porter)
  • All Accommodation during Trekking(Tea House/ Camping)
  • Food during Trekking(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • Drive back to Pokhara from Lumre.
  • Drive to Kathmandu from Pokhara
  • All program as per itinerary.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Airport Departure
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Your travel insurance
  • Kathmandu monuments fees
  • International flight and departure tax
  • Any expense of personal nature
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Any kinds of Bar bills
  • Any other special accommodation.

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Poon Hill – ABC – Mardi Himal Trek

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