Poon Hill Mardi Himal Trek: Best Itinerary with affordable Cost

Trip Overview


Poon Hill and Mardi Himal Trek are two separate well-known trekking routes in Nepal. Poon Hill Mardi Himal Trek can be combined in a single trip. Very few people know about it. Thus, Poon Hill Mardi Himal Trek is still a lesser-known trekking trail. This trek offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas. It takes you through lush forests, traditional villages, and rolling hills, with the highest point reaching Mardi Himal Base Camp at an altitude of 4500 meters.

Poon Hill Mardi Himal Trek is a moderately challenging trek. Everyone who can walk around 6 hours in a day can join this trek. The trek begins in Pokhara and takes you through lush forests, picturesque villages, and traditional Gurung and Magar communities. The attraction of the trek is the sunrise view from Poon Hill, which offers a breathtaking panorama of the Annapurna Massif, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, and other surrounding peaks at an altitude of 3,210 meters.

The trek also takes you to visit Mardi Himal Base Camp at an altitude of 4500 meters. Hiking to Mardi Himal Base Camp is a bit challenging but rewarding, offering stunning views of the entire Annapurna region. After visiting Mardi Himal Base Camp, you’ll descend back to High Camp and continue the trek to Siding Village where you end the trek and then drive back to Pokhara.

Overall, Poon Hill Mardi Himal Trek is an ideal option that provides an unforgettable experience for those seeking a mix of adventure and cultural exploration with its diverse landscapes, rich culture, and stunning mountain vistas. It’s a must-do for any hiking lover traveler looking to explore the best of Nepal’s Annapurna region.

Highlights of Poon Hill Mardi Himal Trek

Breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Machhapuchhre ranges: The trek offers stunning views of these iconic Himalayan peaks, including the majestic Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) and Annapurna ranges.

Panoramic views from Poon Hill: The summit of Poon Hill (3,210 meters) offers a 360-degree view of the Himalayas, including the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri range, and Manaslu range.

Unique culture and traditions: The trek passes through traditional villages and valleys, offering a glimpse into the unique culture and traditions of the local communities.

Trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp: The trek reaches Mardi Himal Base Camp at an altitude of 4,500 meters, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and glaciers.

Scenic valleys and forests: The trek passes through lush forests and scenic valleys, including the Modi Khola River valley and the Mardi Valley.

Diverse flora and fauna: The trek offers opportunities to spot a variety of flora and fauna, including rhododendron, oak, and pine trees, as well as Himalayan wildlife such as musk deer and snow leopards.

Off-the-beaten-path adventure: The Poon Hill Mardi Himal trek is a lesser-known route that offers a more off-the-beaten-path adventure for trekkers looking to explore new destinations.

Itinerary of Poon Hill Mardi Himal Trek

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport. We welcome you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel in our car. Orientation of the trip. Preparation for the trek. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (Alt 800m/2,624ft.) by Tourist Coach, 200 km west of Kathmandu. Driving 7 hours. Evening walk around Phewa Lake. Overnight at Hotel in Pokhara.
Day 3: Drive from Pokhara to Naya Pul by car. Driving 1:30 hour. Trek from Naya Pul to Ulleri (Alt 1960 m/ 6400 ft). Average walking 6 hours. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 4: Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani (Alt. 2860m/9295ft). Average walking 5/6 hours. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 5: Early morning hike to Poon Hill to see the sunrise and panoramic views. Back to Ghorepani. Then trek to Tadapani. (Alt. 2630m/8548ft). Average walking 6 hours. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 06: Trek from Tadapani to Landruk (Alt. 1430m/4660ft). Average Walking 6/7 hours. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 07: Trek from Landruk to Rest Camp (Alt 2600m/8530ft). Average Walking 5/6 hours. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 08: Trek from Rest to High Camp (Alt 3600m/11800ft). Average Walking 5/6 hours. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 09: Trek from High Camp to Mardi Himal Base Camp (Alt4,500m/14,760ft) and back to Badal Danda (Alt 3210m/10531ft). Average Walking 7 hours. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 10: Trek from Badal Danda to Siding Village (Alt. 1700m/5440ft). Average Walking 3 hours. Drive from Siding to Pokhara. Driving 2-3 hours. Overnight at Hotel in Pokhara.
Day 11: Drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist Coach. Driving 7/8 hours. Overnight Hotel in Kathmandu
Day 12: We drop you at Kathmandu International Airport by car for your flight to your country. Final Departure from Nepal.

Note: The above itinerary is from arrival in Kathmandu to departure from Kathmandu. If you want only from Pokhara to Pokhara, it is possible.

Poon Hill Mardi Himal Trek Cost: USD 650 PER PERSON

The above Poon Hill Mardi Himal Package Cost includes:
• Your arrival airport pickup by private car.
• Two-night accommodation in Kathmandu at a tourist standard hotel with breakfast.
• Two-night accommodation in Pokhara at a tourist standard hotel with breakfast.
• Accommodation in Tea House during the trekking.
• 3 meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) in a day during the trekking.
• Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara & from Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus.
• Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul by Car
• Drive from Sidding to Pokhara by Jeep.
• Expenses for food, accommodation, insurance, transport, and the wages of the trekking guide.
• Trekking Permit fee (TIMS).
• Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) Fee.
• Altitude medicines, Oximeter, first aid medicines.
• Map of trekking route.
• Trip Achievement Certificate (If you need it).
• All government taxes, local taxes, and tourist service charges.
• On your departure day airport drop service by car.

The above Poon Hill Mardi Himal Package Price does not include:
• Airfare for your international flight.
• Nepal Visa Fee
• Your travel insurance which includes Heli evacuation.
• Alcoholic beverages, hot and cold drinks, bottled water, boiled water, dessert.
• All kinds of personal expenses like phone calls, internet use, laundry, battery charge, hot shower during trekking, etc.
• Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara except for one farewell dinner in Kathmandu after the trek.
• Tips for Trekking Guide.
• Porter
• Any expenses arising due to unforeseen situations like personal sickness, natural calamities, political strikes, etc.
• Cost of any extra services, if you use which are not mentioned in the above package, includes section.

Excellent Himalaya Trek is a leading trekking operator in Nepal run by local tourism experts and Sherpas who have been organizing Poon Hill Mardi Himal at affordable prices providing the best services. Please contact us by email at [email protected] or WhatsApp at +977 9851203181 for further information about this trek and need any changes in the above itinerary. We move ahead according to your interests and requirements.

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