Ghorepani Poon Hill with Mardi Himal Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill with Mardi Himal Trek

  • Destination
    Nepal
  • Region
    Annapurna Region
  • Duration
    10 Days
  • Group Size
    1
  • Max Height
    4500m
  • Activity
    Mardi Himal trek
  • Grade
    Easy
  • Accomodation
    Tea House
  • Best Season
    September - December & February to June
  • Start / End Point
    Nayapul and Mardipul
  • Meals Included
    Various
  • Transportation
    By Tourist Bus
  • Activity Per Day
    Approx. 6-7 hrs walking

Trip Overview

The journey of Ghorepani Poon Hill with Mardi Himal Trek is an enticing trekking activity to do in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The trip combines two of the most popular trekking trails in the region. Moreover, the scenery and the natural attractions along with the cultural excursions make the trip a marvelous walking experience. Nepal High Trek takes great pride in knitting a beautiful itinerary for the trekkers to enjoy the Annapurna region‘s two majestic trekking routes in one single trekking trip.

Trekking in the Annapurna region of Nepal endows great experiences of diverse Mother Nature, mountains, and multi-ethnic cultures. Therefore, the region is one of the most popular trekking destinations for many trekkers across the globe. For years, travel operators are researching the best way to provide a sumptuous trekking experience to trekkers. Therefore, there are different styles of walking holidays as well as different styles of trekking routes. Among several short trekking routes of Nepal, Mardi Himal and Poon Hill Route are pretty famous. However, the Mardi trail is recently opened yet it is as popular as the Poon Hill.

Itinerary of Ghorepani  Poon Hill with Mardi Himal Trek Route

The itinerary of Ghorepani Poon Hill with the Mardi Himal Trek route is divided into two phases. The first phase accommodates the Poon Hill Hike and the second includes the Mardi Hike. Both of these places are in the same region and in the same geographical settings. Therefore, it is an acceptable walking journey for trekkers. Though the trekking is doable, one needs to meticulously plan the number of days. In order to knit the perfect itinerary for the trekkers, Nepal High Trek presents the most scientific trekking itinerary combining both of these remarkable places. The agency also takes in suggestions from the clients too. If you would like to customize the trip, let the travel planners know and knit the itinerary itself.

Poon Hill Hike

The hike is the most trekked and preferred short walking activity to do in Nepal. With the unparalleled view of mountains and the serene experience of green lush forests in the cascading hills settings, the trail is a perfect walking route. At an altitude of 3210 m, Poon Hill offers a breathtaking view of the mountains. The morning sun kisses the tip of the mountain and lights up the whole area. The scene to behold is simply awesome. Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Himchuli, Dhampus, Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre, etc. mountains are seen spectacularly.

En route to the top of Poon Hill, trekkers trek through the villages of Tikhedhunga, Ulleri, and Ghorepani. In fact, Ghorepani is the last densely habituated village before Poon Hill. The majority of people in the village are involved in the tourism business as they own either a lodge or a restaurant.

How to reach Mardi Himal from Poon Hill?

Yes, people may wonder about the trail leading up to Mardi Himal from Poon Hill. However, it is well-sorted and documented nowadays. Trekkers will trek to Tadapani from Poon Hill or Ghorepani. This small town is located in a very scenic place that offers a great view of Annapurna South. The trail is mostly downhill and a few meters uphill up to the village of Tolka. The trail passes by either via the beautiful Ghandruk village or Landruk Village. The following day, trekkers meet the main Mardi Himal Trek route as they reach the Forest Camp.

Mardi Himal Hike

The trail is relatively quieter in comparison to the Poon Hill Trek route. Therefore, trekkers get an ample amount of time to relish the serene green lush forest environment. Listen to the sound of chirping birds and breathe the fresh mountain air. The overnight places at Low Camp and High Camp are on the most spectacular hilltops. In comparison to Poon Hill, the hike goes even higher. Therefore, the scenery of mountains and hills in this section is slightly more and beautiful than in the Poon Hill section. The cascading hills under the clouds and the towering mountains enthrall everyone. After visiting Upper View Point, trekkers head back on the same trail to Sidding. There is the provision of road transportation from Siding to Pokhara.

Best Season to do the Trek

The trail of Ghorepani Poon Hill with Mardi Himal Trek is mostly through green lush forests. The vegetation is mainly of rhododendron, juniper, firs, and birch. The spring season is the time of the year for the rhododendron to bloom. Therefore, the spring season (March, April, and May) is the best season to do the trek. However, trekkers can do the trek throughout the year. Another best time to do the trek is in the autumn season too.

People of the Annapurna Region

The Annapurna region is home to multiethnic people. There are people of different origins and castes ranging from Brahmins, Chhetris, and Dalits, to Mongolian tribes. Major people living in the area are of Mongolian ethnicity. These people are Magars and Gurungs. On this trail, trekkers get a chance to encounter and understand the culture, traditions, and values of these people. The majority of these people are involved in either farming or in an Army. The villages of these people have added a cultural dimension to this trekking.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek vs Mardi Himal Trek Experiences

The experience of trekking in both these trekking routes is heavenly. As a trekking operator, we don’t want to distinguish these two trekking routes. The Poon Hill Trek route is popular worldwide as the most serene short trekking route. Additionally, the route has well-established amenities and infrastructures for the service of trekkers. On other hand, Mardi Himal Trek is new yet serene and remarkable. If you prefer tranquility, then do the Mardi Himal Trek.

The best way to knit the momentous trekking tale of the region is to do the Ghorepani Poon Hill with Mardi Himal Trek. This trekking trail linked the popular Annapurna Base Camp Trek Route. It is undoubtedly the most satisfying trekking to do in Nepal. The travel planners of Nepal High Trek have worked immensely in creating the perfect harmony for the joyous trekking in both these trekking routes. At a reasonable rate, relish the trip to two iconic trekking destinations of Nepal.

Details Itinerary

Depart from the hotel in Pokhara, for a short drive to the starting point of the trek at the lovely village of Bhirethati. From here onward following on the old Trans Himalayan Salt Trade Route of Nepal to Tibet, beyond Ghorepani. The walk follows through a farm village with views of waterfalls, slowly the path leads to a short climb on reaching Tirkhedhunga. Overnight in a nice simple lodge and close to beautiful waterfalls.

Morning a steep climb on thousands of stone steps takes you to the top at Ulleri village. From here walk gets much better following a gradual winding up into enchanting woodland of rhododendron and pine trees.

After lunch on route, a few hour walks brings you at lovely Ghorepani village with many good lodges for overnight stay. A nice settlement facing views of the Dhaulagiri Himalaya range, located amidst forest surroundings.

Early morning before breakfast, an hour climb up to Poon Hill at 3,210 m high. One of the most popular view-point in Nepal Himalayas rewards striking sunrise views over the 360° Himalayan chain of peaks. Includes the world’s three highest mountain ranges with Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Annapurna Himalayas with famed
Machhapuchare Himal, known as Fish-Tail.
After a refreshing morning down to Ghorepani for breakfast, and continue the trek uphill to the Deurali top. Facing grand views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks, and then down and up to Tadapani for an overnight halt.

Morning enjoys the views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Machhapuchare Himal. Having breakfast walk on serene forested trail downhill to Ghandruk village for a lunch stop, an interesting village to explore. Here visit the Gurung tribe’s small museum adorned with ancient artifacts and relics with traditional handicrafts.

From Ghandruk down to Modi River, and then short up another nice village of Landruk. After a brief stop, the walk gets better winding up to Tolka village for an overnight halt. Enjoy grand views of Annapurna South from the lodge at Tolka.

Morning a short gradual walk and then up to Pritam Deurali offers a superb view of Dhaulagiri, Ghandruk, and Landruk villages with Annapurna peaks.
From Pritam Deurali, our route diverts from the main trekking trail heading north through a lovely dense forest. As the climb continues on reaches at a small clearing within the forest at a small settlement called Forest Camp. Check into a simple nice lodge and enjoy the surrounding scenery.
After breakfast, start the day with an uphill climb as the walk leads into a forested trail.
A lovely trek within the cool shade of the forest, slowly the path meanders to a steep climb for a short while. Finally, the day walk completes on reaching a scenic ridge at Low Camp, also called Badal Danda. The name Badal Danda means a misty hill, where clouds and mist normally hang around this isolated spot.
A short morning walk to High Camp, the adventure leads to a steep climb leaving the forest and tall trees behind. Where vegetation gets sparse with dwarf bushes of rhododendron and high altitude shrubs. As walk proceeds to a wide exposed small plateau at High Camp for lunch and overnight stop.

At High Camp for extra overnight, morning hike having early breakfast and carrying pack lunch. The walk leads to a gradual climb as the trail gets

steep walking on a high ridgeline and then reaching at Mardi Himal viewpoint.

The base camp is located at a far distance, from the scenic viewpoint, enjoy the spectacular panorama of the whole Annapurna Himalaya range. A great scenic spot with views of Mardi Himal and towering Machhapuchare Himal at close distance. Includes an array of snow peaks, after an overwhelming experience of reaching the highest point of the adventure. The return walks down to High Camp for the last overnight on the high ridges of Annapurna Himalayas.

Return journey a long day walk downhill to low farm areas, enjoy the last day walk of the adventure. Taking an alternative route from the High Camp, the trail follows with steep descent reaching back into a dense forest. After a steady walk of more than 5-6 hours. Finally, completing the walk downhill reaching a nice farm village at Siding for an overnight halt in the comfort of a nice lodge.
After a long adventurous walk of the previous day, from Siding village a short easy walk to a road-head. Then board in a vehicle for an exciting drive of a few hours back to Pokhara, where our marvelous adventure Annapurna Panorama and Mardi Himal Trekking concludes.
  • Airport Pick up drop (Airport /Hotel/Airport) by private car.
  • Two night’s standard selected Hotel in Katmandu with Breakfast
  • Two night’s standard hotel in Pokhara with Breakfast
  • Meals During Trek: Your stander meals in the mountain (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trekking.
  • Trekking permit: ‘Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS)  and ACAP Permit.
  • Domestic airport picks up and drops by car.
  • Pokhara to Kande and Mardi Pul to Pokhara by private vehicle.
  • Tourist bus ticket From Kathmandu to Pokhara / Kathmandu.
  • Accommodation during the Trekking
  • Fresh fruit during the trek
  • NHL’S Dawn jacket and sleeping bag
  • An experienced, expert, helpful, and friendly guide included a well-paid Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation, and Insurance
  • The arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Medical kit bag.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner.

Includes:

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Katmandu).
  • Your Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal porter.
  • All the Food in Kathmandu. Also in the case of early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled Itinerary.
  • All the expenses in mountain over than scheduled itinerary (due to strike, delay or canceled flight)
  • Extra night Hotel in Kathmandu if arrive early or late departure than scheduled Itinerary.
  • All the Bar bills and personal expenses (phone call, laundry service, battery recharge, a bottle of water, hot water, shower.
  • Tips for the guide and porter.

Ghorepani Poon Hill With Mardi Himal Trek Route Map

Ghorepani Poon Hill With Mardi Himal Trek Route Map

FAQ'S

If you are traveling to Nepal you will get an arrival tourist visa. The Nepal visa will be provided by Nepal Immigration at Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu, Nepal.
Yes, all ground transportation is included in the ABC Trekking package, and Nepal High Trek & Expedition’s staff will pick up & drop you before and after trek at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu Nepal.
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is situated in mid-west Nepal and the ABC Trek is into the Annapurna Region of Nepal. The Annapurna Trekking Region is the largest and most popular trekking route in Nepal.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a moderate walking journey that leads you at 4130m a maximum height. The ABC trek is not a difficult and high-altitude trek in the Annapurna region. This trek can easily complete everybody without AMS.
ABC Trek is a safe and moderate trek in the Annapurna region. Nepal High Trek team highly provides professional crews and quality necessary gear with first aid kits.

Usually, The Annapurna Base Camp Trek can be completed within 9 to 11 days from Kathmandu. If you want to start ABC Trek from Pokhara the trek can be completed within a short day.

The Pokhara is a major gateway of the Annapurna region treks. Before starting the ABC trek you must ½ hour drive to Nayapul and a real walking journey begins and ends at Nayapul.

Usually, travelers must walk 5 to 7 hours per on the ABC Trek but you don’t have to walk at a high altitude. If you can or possibly start the walk early in the morning.

To complete the ABC Trek you have needed Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) and Annapurna Conservation Area of Project (ACAP).

March to May and September to till December would be the best time to trek to Annapurna Base Camp and around the Annapurna region.
Travel Insurance is mandatory to trek around the Himalayas Nepal. Your travel insurance must be cover emergency rescue and medical expenses too.
Annapurna region treks are completely based on tea houses like Guesthouses and twin sharing beds available on the ABC Trek.
Whatever you like the meals and along the trek, you can have various meals and also available Nepalese typical meals too. Usually, around the mountain meals will be fresh and hygienic.
It is not recommended to drink the tap water on the trek but you fill the tap water and use to water tablet or water pill. Each Guesthouse has paying purified boiled drinking water, but also available bottled mineral water along the ABC Trek.
Mobile coverage (4G service) and paying internet connection are accessible along the ABC Trail. Paying wifi service available at each hotel during the trek.
Credit cards can be used only till Pokhara but on the trek, some hotels accept credit cards. It would be easy to carry some cash.
Yes, we have a special package for solo travelers for ABC Trek. We can make or design an itinerary according to your physical condition and preference plans. Nepal High Trek is happy to leads all types of travelers.
You need to pay 10 to 15% in advance for ABC Trek. We can guarantee the trip when we get the amount in advance. In addition, you can pay the remaining amount on arrival in Kathmandu. If you can bring the remaining amount in cash. We accept credit cards but a 4% extra fee takes by the card center.

When completed the trek guide and porter highly appreciated a tip. However, tips are a common reward for the service staff during the trek and are honored with this kind of traditional gratitude at the end of your trek.

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Client Reviews

Ak Pk boss
Ak Pk boss
2022-07-11
We completed the Everest Base Camp trek with Anjan from Nepal High Trek and Expedition, in May. It was incredibly beautiful and very well organised. Anjan took care of everything from airport transfers to accommodation and food. Anjan even helped us organise a little side trip to Pokhara at the end of our stay. The advantage of trekking with Nepal High Trek and Expedition is that you go with your own private group, you trek at your own pace and you get an amazing experience at a great cost (much cheaper than the big trekking companies). I highly recommend Anjan and Nepal high trek and expedition. I will be back to trek with Anjan again in the future.
Christian Pirotte
Christian Pirotte
2022-07-06
Anjan and Pawan orchestrated a life changing trip. From beginning to end, they had a handle on all the logistics, even with the monsoon season continuously complicating travel. Pawan was extremely accommodating and managed the pace of our trek to make it as painless as possible. Anjan was fantastic at communicating, punctual, and extraordinarily personable. I highly recommend Nepal High Trek--Pawan and Anjan will ensure a memorable trip.
Manju Gurung
Manju Gurung
2022-06-22
The Nepal High Trek is One of the best Trekking Agency in Nepal. When I search best local Trekking Company I found Nepal High Trek and i directly contact. they are fully support and Best deal with me. Excellent guide and wonderful trip in Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
Nepal High Trek & Expedition Pvt. Ltd.
Nepal High Trek & Expedition Pvt. Ltd.
2022-06-22
One of the best and trustworthy agency in Nepal. If you are looking for trip to Nepal in near the future let's choose a local professional Nepal High Trek Team.
Oliver Simon
Oliver Simon
2022-02-07
My first trek in Nepal was great, all thanks to Mr. Anjan. Nepal High Trek & Expedition provided a good rate, comprehensive package and good company by Mr. Anjan himself! Throughout the trek, my friend and I felt very safe, thanks to his professionalism and knowledge about the terrain, the mountains, and the region. There was never a point where we felt that anything was amiss and it was wonderful. I liked that everything was provided for in your package price – from airport transfer, accommodation to daily meals and even toilet roll! It makes things so much easier this way and you can hike in peace without any worries. He also provided trekking poles which helped a lot. Mr. Anjan was knowledgeable about the mountains and where we were going. He kept the pace slow and steady as we gained altitude. Our porter that accompanied us was good company as well and so strong, carrying our heavy bags over the rocky terrain. Mr. Anjan also made sure that we were well looked after each day, settling our meals and making sure we had blankets to tide us through the cold nights! All your needs are taken care of. If you are going on a trek to Nepal, I highly recommend Mr. Anjan and his company. You’ll surely be in for a fantastic time. Cheers! Name: Audrey NG
Robbin Leonel
Robbin Leonel
2022-02-05
Especially a lot of thanks to Nepal High Trek & Expedition as organized a wonderful and experience guide for Everest Base Camp Tour in April 2018. Our trip of a lifetime was made even more special after meeting our amazing guide and Nepal High Trek & Expedition. We could not have asked for a better guide than Pawan. He looked after us every step of the way, organizing every aspect of the trek. His friendly, positive attitude totally made the trek for us all. Would not want to do a hike with anyone else.
Kerraynn Hayes
Kerraynn Hayes
2022-02-05
In 20118 completed the Annapurna Circuit Trek walk over about 21 days with two friends (we are all over 50 years old) and with Anjan as our guide. As a professional tour guide in Australia, I know how hard it is to make such a trip work and I recommend him without reservation. We had the best time of our lives and throughout the walk, Anjan was a complete professional making it one of the most carefree holiday of my life. Apart from being a great and friendly source of information on the country and its people, he smoothed out all the little problems that come up on this kind of adventure. Thanks so much, Anjan and Nepal High Trek & Expedition Team.
Oliver Jones
Oliver Jones
2017-07-24
It was the first time I visited Nepal with my mother and the experience was enthralling. The Nepal High Trek team has arranged every accommodation possible to make sure my old mother does not feel exhausted. During the trek to Annapurna Base Camp, I was able to explore the ravishing beauty of Nepal. Looking forward to plan my next trip with them.

Vanda Gooley

Australia, NSW

In 2010, my son, husband and I did the Langtang Valley Trek with Anjan as our amazing guide. His knowledge of the area was extensive, including walking expectations, weather and terrain conditions, and the best places to stop, rest, eat and sleep. So much so, that other Trekkers called on his advice despite having their own guides. He was a very acknowledges an expert mountain guide. On the trek, Anjan was nurturing, fun and extremely amicable with everyone. He had a very endearing personality, and over the two-week trek, he became a member of our family. I highly recommend Anjan to anybody considering undertaking any trek in Nepal.

Robert Francisco

USA, California

I have done 3 treks with Anjan and Nepal High Trek & Expedition Langtang gosainkund Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek and Island peak climbing and Annapurna circuit Trekking 5 years before in Nepal. That’s was wonderful and lifetime trip in my life. Due to weather conditions, we had to change our plans and return to Besi chair and then do the Annapurna Base Camp with a few extra places along the way. My guide was Anjan and he was so helpful. When our itinerary had to change he was helpful, suggested other options and did what he could to make the best of a situation beyond all human control. Anjan is very proud of his country and willing to share all his knowledge and experience with his clients. Nepal High Trek & Expedition is trustworthy, takes all responsibility and all problems The staff at Nepal High Trek are very helpful and willing to help you with any information or anything else you may need. I would highly recommend this agency as they are professional, competent and helpful! I will definitely be back and trekking with them in the future.

Rajan Riv Turck

German, Munich

Ghorepani poon hill trek “Lieber Anjan, das Trekking mit dir war super! Es hat uns sehr viel Spaß gemacht! Die Kombination aus Abenteuer, Natur und Wandern ist ideal zum Abschalten! Du bist ein großartiger Führer!!!”

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