Ghorepani Poonhill & Mardi Himal Trek - 12 Days

Trip Introduction:-

Ghorepani Poonhill and Mardi Himal Trek is a complete trekking package blended with Ghorepani-Poonhill and Mardi Himal Base Camp. This 12 days trek takes us, first, to Poonhill and then to Mardi Himal Base Camp. Both Poonhill and Mardi Himal Base Camp are spectacular vantage points to imprison the enigmatic mountain panorama of Annapurna region. The views of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna Massif, Hieuchuli, Lamjung Himal, Dhaulagiri, Ganesh Himal and Manaslu will be fabulous throughout the trek.

This is completely a new concept of combining two short treks of the same region: one easy and the other moderate in one comprehensive package so that trekkers will rejoice in both flavors. The Ghorepani Poonhill is very popular among the trekkers and Mardi Himal Trek is still not much exposed, so that, known as wilderness trek or a trekking to less populated area of Nepal. Most importantly, those who choose to venture on this trek, will, definitely, be memorable with distinct experiences of trekking in Nepal.

Not only the dramatic mountain views of Annapurna region but also the walk through deep woods of rhododendron, magnificent high pastures, local villages and soothing waterfalls will dramatically delight you during the trek.

Drive or fly to Pokhara to begin this trek if you are planning it from Kathmandu. Take another jeep drive up to Ulleri and ascend up to Ghorepani. On the trail, we pass beautiful local villages; enjoy magnificent landscapes, rhododendron forest and melodious waterfalls. We climb Poonhill from Ghorepani for stunning sunrise and mountain views. Poonhill provides us an opportunity to witness the entire Annapurna range with massive Dhaulagiri and alluring Machhapuchhre. Then, we, slowly, board the Mardi Himal Trekking trail passing Tadapani and Landruk. Further, ascending through Forest Camp and High Camp, we get to our final destination, Mardi Himal Base Camp. While retracing, we walk past Badal Danga and Sidding and arrive in Pokhara.

How difficult is the trek?

 This is a moderate adventure taking you first to Poonhill located at 3200m and then to Mardi Himal Base Camp at 4500m. Trekking up to Poonhill will be like doing an easy hike for the preparation of Mardi Himal Trek. People with a good level of stamina of walking 6-7 hours in a day above 3000m high can undertake this trek. The final section of the trek while getting to Mardi Himal Base Camp turns to be a little bit technical; otherwise, you will have a spectacular time during the trek.

Required Permits:-

Every individual trekker except Nepali citizen requires collecting two different types of permits for this trek. Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit (ACAP) and TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) Card are the two necessary permits for Ghorepani Poonhill and Mardi Himal Trek. For this, you can simply ask your local travel partner by providing your recent photographs and copy of passport.

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Overview

Outline Itinerary:-

  • Day 01: Arrive at T.I.A. Kathmandu.
  • Day 02: Trek preparation and Kathmandu valley sightseeing.
  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu and Pokhara by Tourist bus (840 M. / 7 Hours).
  • Day 04: Drive from Pokhara to Ulleri by private jeep & same day trek to Ghorepani (2860 M. /6-7 hours).
  • Day 05: Hike to Poonhill (3210 M.) & same day Trek to Tadapani (2660 M. / 6-7 hours).
  • Day 06: Trek from Tadapani to Landruk (1430 M. /5-6 hours).
  • Day 07: Trek from Landruk to Forest camp (2500 M. /5-6 hours).
  • Day 08: Trek from Forest Camp to High Camp (3580 M. / 5 hours).
  • Day 09: Mardi Himal viewpoint to Base Camp (4500 M.) & Trek down to Badal Danda (3250 M. / 7-8 hours).
  • Day 10: Trek from Badal Danda to Siding and drive to Pokhara by local bus (6-7 hours).
  • Day 11: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus (7 hours).
  • Day 12: Departure.

Trip Highlights

  • Experience a complete trekking package blended with Ghorepani-Poonhill and Mardi Himal Base Camp
  • Dramatic views of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna Massif, Hieuchuli, Lamjung Himal, Dhaulagiri, Ganesh Himal and Manaslu
  • Rejoice the the walk through deep woods of rhododendron, magnificent high pastures, local villages and soothing waterfalls
  • Hit the less beaten trails to Mardi Himal Base Camp

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive at T.I.A. Kathmandu

A representative from Pariwar Holidays receives you at the airport. Then, we take a short drive to the hotel with a private transport. You will take rest and get refreshed after that. If you have time, you can go for a short walk around and explore the city.

Day 2
Trek Preparation and Half-Day Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing

Today, first, we will visit four UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu Valley and then prepare for the trek. We drive to Swyombhunath Stupa, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple and Bouddhanath Stupa with our guide one by one. We observe the things while visiting and also our guide tells you about the sites you visit. Then, we meet for a short talk about the trek and go to prepare for it. You can go to the market located in Thamel and buy the equipment you need. Go to the restaurant and have a lovely dinner in the evening.

Day 3
Drive from Kathmandu and Pokhara by Tourist bus (840 M. / 7 Hours)

You will follow Prithvi Highway until you get to Pokhara for this drive today. After you leave Kathmandu through Thankot, you begin to experience beautiful landscapes and local villages. Pass Malekhu, Mugling, Dumre and Damauli before you arrive in Pokhara. Sometimes, you may get big traffic on the way.

As an option to escape this drive, you can go with short domestic flight

Day 4
Drive from Pokhara to Ulleri by Private Jeep & Same Day Trek to Ghorepani (2860 M. /6-7 hours)

Majority of the trekkers begin their formal walk from Nayapool but as there is road access up to Ulleri, we directly take a jeep drive from Pokhara passing Nayapool, Birethanti and Tikhedhunga. We leave the jeep drive and begin to walk towards Ghorepani. We ascend up to Banthanti and trek through deep rhododendron. We also rejoice of seeing delightful waterfalls. Arrive at Lower Ghorepani and finally, you will ascend up to main Ghorepani village.

Day 5
Hike to Poonhill (3210 M.) & Same Day Trek to Tadapani (2660 M. / 6-7 hours)

Today, you have to get up around 4.30-5 and walk up to the top of Poonhill and we capture the best views of the entire Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu , Machhapuchhre and Ganesh Himal. Then, we take short walk down to Ghorepani and have our breakfast. After we have our breakfast, we trek towards Tadapani. First, we ascend up to the top of the hills which offers us magnificent mountain views and landscapes. We, further, trek via lush forest and walk down to the river. We cross the river and climb up to Tadapani.

Day 6
Trek from Tadapani to Landruk (1430 M. /5-6 hours)

Today, first, we descend to Ghandruk, a large Gurung village, have lunch there and walk down to the river. We cross the river and ascend up to the village of Landruk. Landruk also is the village inhabited by Gurung people. You can take a walk around the village and explore the local people’s lifestyle.

Day 7
Trek from Landruk to Forest camp (2500 M. /5-6 hours)

Today, we have our breakfast at Landruk and ascend all the way up to Forest Camp. The trail passes through lush rhododendron forest today. The path turns to be steeper while approaching Forest Camp. Arrive at Forest Camp and explore the local area.

Day 8
Trek from Forest Camp to High Camp (3580 M. / 5 hours)

Initially, we pass lush forest until we get to Low Camp. Walk past Low Camp and the forest gets thinner and turns into alpine bushes. The landscapes become drier with beautiful pastures. We pass the ridges and walk towards Mardi Himal and Machhapuhhre. From High Camp you can see dramatic mountain views.

Day 9
Mardi Himal Viewpoint to Base Camp (4500 M.) & Trek down to Badal Danda (3250 M. / 7-8 hours)

Initially, we walk up to the viewpoint and capture astonishing Annapurna-I, Annapurna South, Mardi Himal, Machhapuchhre, Hieuchuli and Tent Peak. Next, we trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp and finally to Badal Danda.

Day 10
Trek from Badal Danda to Siding and drive to Pokhara by Private jeep (6-7 hours)

You still can enjoy some dramatic mountain views and the walk through lush forest. Arrive at Sidding village and take a drive towards Pokhara by private jeep. Arrive in Pokhara, check in the hotel, take a rest and relax. Do shopping, take a walk around the city, go to Lakeside and enjoy serene Phewa Lake in the evening.

Day 11
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus (7 hours)

We take another return drive to Kathmandu from Pokhara along the Same Prithvi Highway. It is 6-7 hours drive by tourist bus. Arrive in Kathmandu, check in the hotel, take rest and you will enjoy a cultural farewell dinner in the evening with us.

Alternatively, you can fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu.

Day 12
Departure

This is the last day of your Nepal stay. So, we, according to your international flight schedule, drop you safely to the Tribhuvan International Airport and you can board on your flight promptly. Have a safe flight ahead.

Trip Cost

The Trip Cost Includes

  • All airport/hotel transfers.
  • Kathmandu city tour by private car and driver with an experience tour guide.
  • 03 night’s basic hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • All nights in standard guest house/lodges in mountain.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner.
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • All land transport by local and tourist bus included bus station drop and pick up.
  • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide including his salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging.
  • Private porter (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging.
  • 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 paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS ).
  • All government tax and service charge.

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu(and also in the case you return early from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary).
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, tea/coffee, snacks and all kinds of hard and soft drinks).
  • Tips for guides and porters.

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Trip Facts

  • 1-12 Pax
  • Moderate
  • 4500 M
  • Annapurna Region Nepal
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek.
  • Hotel accomodation in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek.

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