Mardi Himal Annapurna Base Camp Poon Hill Trekking

Trip Level
Moderate
Destination
Nepal
Trip Duration
22 Days

Overview

Trekking Highlights:

Enjoy best of Annapurna Himalaya southern region with amazing scenery From the hidden trail of Mardi Himal to scenic Annapurna base camp with Poon Hill Stunning panorama of whole Annapurna range of mountains on daily walks Adventure on high hills and into the heart of Annapurna at beautiful sanctuary Sweeping views of world’s highest mountains with striking sunrise views Beautiful walk within deep green forest rhododendron and pine tree lines Starting and ending marvelous trekking at picturesque Pokhara and its lakes.”

Trip Profile:  

Trip Mode:  On hotels and lodge basis on treks.

Trek Grade: Moderate to Adventurous walks

People and Culture:  Populated by Gurung and Magar Poon people on high green hills of both Hindu and Buddhism religions of varied colorful impressive cultures.

Highest spot:  At Mardi Himal 4,495 m and ABC 4,130 m high.

The region of Trekking:  Nepal Far North Mid-West Annapurna Region.

Duration of walks:  16 Nights and 17 Days (Pokhara to Pokhara)

Total Trip: 21 Nights and 22 Days (Arrival to final departure)

Seasons: March to May and September to December months March to May wild-flowers in blooming season with clear morning for views and pleasant day for walks, October to December another best months for clear views of mountain scenery, morning and night times will be cold as per altitude wise.

Introduction:

Mardi Himal with Annapurna Base Camp and Poon Hill Trekking a unique combination where you will immerse within magnificent landscapes of rolling green hill and high mountains of Annapurna Himalaya.

A great magnificent walk that covers all the best areas of southern scenic places of massive Annapurna range of peaks in the harmony of local villages enriched with age-old heritage and culture of traditional farm life, where trek leads around Gurung and Magar-Poon people areas, the hill tribes of Annapurna and Western Himalaya.

Mardi Himal with Annapurna Base Camp and Poon Hill Trekking starts from scenic and beautiful Pokhara city and its verdant valley enclosed within green hills and views of Annapurna peaks that reflects on its serene lakes.

Where walk leads you from warm low farm field to enter high green hill covered with enchanting woodland of tall rhododendron and pines trees visiting first to Mardi Himal, where trek leads away from the main trail to enter perfect wilderness of forest and mountains within serene surroundings at the bottom of Mardi Himal and magnificent Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’ peak.

After Mardi Himal exploring the high ridge of Annapurna region then route diverts on the main trail back into farm villages and river gorge to reach Annapurna Sanctuary and base camp hidden within the array of giant peaks of Annapurna range with exciting moments and then heading towards our next adventure to reach high Poon Hill.

Walk leads through many impressive farm villages and beautiful woodland along with fabulous views to reach at Ghorepani village the home of Poon / Magar tribes where Poon Hill located, morning an hour hike to reach at famous Poon Hill that offers stunning sunrise views over wide range of Himalayan peaks from Dhaulagiri-Annapurna as far towards Manaslu range in the east direction.

With enjoyable and scenic time at Poon Hill facing dramatic scenery of landscapes and mountains with sunrise then downhill to a warmer country where drive brings you back at lovely Pokhara by its Phewa Lake, after a mesmerizing experience and adventure on Mardi Himal with Annapurna Base Camp and Poon Hill Trekking.

Trek Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu trek preparation with an optional tour around world heritage sites.

Day 03: Fly or drive to Pokhara 860 m (30 mins on air) -06 hrs overland ride.

Day 04: Drive to Dhampus 1,540 m - 02 hrs, trek to Potana 1,895 m - 03 hrs.

Day 05: Trek to Kokar Forest camp 2,515 m via Deurali 2, 050 m - 05 hrs.

Day 06: Trek to Low Camp 2,968 m - 025 hrs.

Day 07: Trek to High Camp 3,710 m - 05 hrs.

Day 08: At High Camp for hike to Mardi Himal basa e camp above 4,495 m.

Day 09: Trek to Low Camp - 06 hrs. 

Day 10: Trek to Landruk village 1,520 m - 05 hrs.

Day 11: Trek to Chomrong 1,955 m - 06 hrs.              

Day 12: Trek to Dovan 2,130m via Bamboo 2,050 m - 06 hrs.

Day 13: Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp 3,720 m -06 hrs.

Day 14: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4,130 m - 04 hrs.

Day 15: Trek to Bamboo 2,050 m - 06 hrs.

Day 16: Trek to Gurjung village 1,760 m via Chomrong- 06 hrs.

Day 17: Trek to Tadapani 2,630 m - 05 hrs.

Day 18: Trek to Ghorepani village 2,880 m - 05 hrs.

Day 19: Hike to Poon Hill 3,210 m and trek to Tirkhedhunga 1,460 m - 06 hrs

Day 20: Drive back to Pokhara 860 m - 2 hrs ride.

Day 21: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 22: Depart Nepal for international flight home-ward bound.


Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

On reaching Kathmandu international airport received by our staff and guide with a warm welcome then transfer to your hotel in the center of Kathmandu city, after getting refreshed in your rooms join for group briefing regarding your stay in Nepal, where guides will provide information about the trek-local lodge-hotels-culture and other necessary information related to this trekking.

Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu trek preparation with an optional tour around world heritage sites.

In Kathmandu, a free day preparation for trekking with optional sightseeing around Kathmandu, as the valley is steeped with many world heritage sites and important monuments and religious-historical sites.

Day 03: Fly or drive to Pokhara 860 m (30 mins on air) -06 hrs overland ride.

The morning after early breakfast transfer for a long drive of 5 to 6 hours of exciting drive to reach the scenic city in Pokhara, located Nepal Mid-West a warmer country but with incredible views of Annapurna Himalaya that reflects on its calm Begnas and Phewa Lakes. On reaching Pokhara then transfer to a nice hotel by the lakeside of Phewa Lake, with to wander around the lakeshore full of stores, shops, restaurants, and hotels. (For interested people can take 30 minutes of scenic flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu).

Day 04: Drive to Dhampus 1,540 m - 02 hrs, trek to Potana 1,895 m - 03 hrs.

Morning short drive takes you beyond Pokhara valley to reach at the foot of Dhampus Hill at Phedi, located on the road of Pokhara and Beni Highway. From here starting our first day walks with a gradual climb for few hours past rural farm fields and villages to reach on top of a hill ridge at Dhampus village with the spectacular panorama of Annapurna-Dhaulagiri-Manaslu with towering Machhapuchare Himal or Fish Tail peak, After enjoying super views walk to Potana village along with views of Annapurna peaks then our route leads to climbing reaching another scenic spot at Deurali for overnight stop facing tremendous views of Annapurna Himalaya.

Day 05: Trek to Kokar Forest camp 2,515 m via Deurali 2, 050 m - 05 hrs.

Catch lovely morning views of Annapurna range and then taking a slow climb into forest to reach at Deurali situate above 2,050 m high rewards you with super views of scenic landscapes and mountains, from here our route diverts away from the main trail heading into hidden pockets of Annapurna Himalaya to reach Forest or Jungle Camp also called Kokar located in the midst of beautiful forest. 

Day 06: Trek to Low Camp 2,968 m - 05 hrs.

From Forest Camp, morning walk leads higher on the uphill path with a steep climb to reach a pasture land for an overnight stop on route Mardi base camp at Low Camp also called as Badal Danda, a high ridge with a couple of nice simple lodge facing super views of surrounding landscapes and mountains at close range.

Day 07: Trek to High Camp 3,710 m - 05 hrs.

From peaceful spot, morning walk leads with climb into dense woods of tall rhododendron-hemlocks-oaks-magnolia and pine trees, as walk slowly follows the hidden trails within tranquil environment with glimpse of peaks and then heading closer to mountains where tree lines stops for short alpine bushes and shrubs with dwarf rhododendron known as azalea, junipers and Burberry  facing towering Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’ with Mardi Himal at close distance. Slowly walk leads to high ridges at High Camp for an overnight stop, afternoon enjoy marvelous views of grand landscapes and snow-capped mountains. 

Day 08: At High Camp for a hike to Mardi Himal base camp above 4,495 m.

Another overnight stop at High Camp, where hike takes you at the base of Mardi Himal, walks follows a faint trail on the high ridge of Mardi Himal facing grand panorama of Annapurna Himalayan range, leading at the bottom of Mardi Himal located right beneath the towering peak of Machhapuchare ‘Fish Tail’. Here great views and on the highest spot of the adventure above 4,495 m high within mountains and then retrace walk back to High Camp for last overnight around high Mardi Himal area.

Day 09: Trek to Low Camp - 06 hrs.

From High Camp enjoying wonderful time around high hills of Mardi and Annapurna Himalaya, where morning walks leads on the same path retracing the journey back at Low Camp for an overnight stop.

Day 10: Trek to Landruk village 1,520 m - 05 hrs.

Morning from Low and High Camp with last day around Mardi Himal areas as walk takes you on the new fresh trail within forested areas on a gradual winding path and then descend to a large Gurung village at Landruk with views of Annapurna South and Huinchuli peaks. A nice place for an overnight stop and explore the village and witness the local Gurung traditional farm life.

Day 11: Trek to Chomrong 1,955 m - 06 hrs.              

From Landruk morning walks downhill on the stone paved steps all the way to reach at River Modi, after crossing a bridge on nice trail with short climb past Jhinu village, where few hours climb reaches you at Chomrong, a large Gurung village as well last permanent farm settlement on route to Annapurna Base Camp and Sanctuary.

Day 12: Trek to Dovan 2,130m via Bamboo 2,050 m - 06 hrs.

Morning at Chomrong facing views of Annapurna peaks, where walks heads with short descends to cross a bridge over Chomrong stream and then climb to Sinuwa, located on a high ridge with a couple of Tea-House and shops. After a short refreshing stop at Sinuwa where walk leads to forested areas with winding ups and then downhill into dense woodland within bamboo stalks to reach at Bamboo, a small settlement to cater the needs for trekkers with many good lodges to stay, located in a river gorge surrounded by forest of rhododendron trees with pines and bamboo. From Bamboo, walk leads on gradual ups with an uphill to reach at Donovan for an overnight stop, located above Modi River in a gorge a small place with few lodges for travelers.

Day 13: Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp 3,720 m -06 hrs.

After a peaceful overnight at Donovan, our adventure heads closer to our highlight as walk leads with winding ups into the forest to reach Himalaya Hotel, located close to a large overhanging cave called Hinko, which is beneath Annapurna South and Huin-Chuli peaks. From Himalaya Hotel downhill near Modi River and then short climb reaching Deurali, here onward tree lines drops for short alpine bushes after Deuarli walk continues with climb following Modi River to Machhapuchare base camp for an overnight stop after a long day walks. Machhapuchare Base Camp located at the bottom of Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’ North Face.

Day 14: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4,130 m - 04 hrs.

After overnight stop at MBC (Machhapuchare base camp) an easy and short morning walk to reach at Annapurna base camp, from Machhapuchare where Annapurna Sanctuary begins all the way to base camp, walk leads with short ups to reach a flat ground on a plateau reaching into Annapurna Sanctuary enclosed within a series of giant peaks, and then walk leads you right at Annapurna Base Camp. Reaching our final destination and the highest point of the adventure at 4,130 m high situated beneath towering Mt. Annapurna and range of other peaks of Vara-Shikar, Gangapurna with Annapurna South. Annapurna Base Camp, the only base camp in all Himalaya regions having the facility of the nice and cozy lodge with nice food menu and rooms facing grand views of Annapurna peaks.

Day 15: Trek to Bamboo 2,050 m - 06 hrs.

Today a long walk after enjoying beautiful views of mountains at Annapurna base camp, walk leads to more than six hours on the downhill with few short ups to reach a Bamboo place for overnight stop within back into tree lines and lush vegetation.

Day 16: Trek to Gurjung village 1,760 m via Chomrong- 06 hrs.

Return journey leads you back at Chomrong walking ups with downhill and then from top of Chomrong hill our route diverts to new trail to reach at nice hill village at Gurjung located on the base of Tadapani hills and mountains.

Day 17: Trek to Tadapani 2,630 m - 05 hrs.

Morning walk leads past farm village of Gurjung to reach a bridge over Kimrong River, and then climb into cool rhododendron and pine forest as walk continues heading past few cattle herders shades and grazing land, with few hours steep climbs to reach Tadapani, located in the midst of the lovely forest with grand views of Annapurna peaks.

Day 18: Trek to Ghorepani village 2,880 m - 05 hrs.

From Tadapani with a pleasant overnight stop, as morning walk leads to short descend and then climb into woodland to reach a small place Bhanthati located on a gorge, and then climb to Deurali a high hill with excellent views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna peaks. After Deurali a short climb and then long downhill to reach at Ghorepani within oaks-pines and rhododendron forest, where walk slowly nears at Ghorepani village, a nice place offers fabulous views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, and Vara-Shikar also called Annapurna Fang, village with blue painted houses serving as good lodges located at the base of Poon Hill, populated with Poon people of Magar ethnic tribe.

Day 19: Hike to Poon Hill 3,210 m and trek to Tirkhedhunga 1,460 m - 06 hrs.

Starting the early morning with an hour hike to reach on top Poon-Hill at 3,210 m and 10,531 ft high, offers stunning views of the sunrise over a range of mountains from Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu to Annapurna and as far towards Ganesh Himal includes Mt. Machhapuchare “The Fish Tail”. After an enjoyable view of mountains with striking sunrise walk back to Ghorepani and then continue trek downhill with last day walk of the adventure to low warm areas walking past Ulleri village and towards Tirkhedhunga a nice palace with beautiful waterfalls nearby.

Day 20: Drive back to Pokhara 860 m - 2 hrs rides.

Our last day within farm areas of Annapurna, where morning take few an hour drive to reach Pokhara, as journey heads through many smaller farm villages and towns and then reaching at scenic Pokhara for overnight stops by the famous and scenic Phewa Lake.

Day 21: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Having early breakfast where interesting drive brings you back in Kathmandu, as drive departs from Pokhara (either tourist coach or in private vehicles), as journey leads past many nice farm villages and town, from Mugling Bazaar following Trisuli River for sometimes, and then on winding uphill to reach into Kathmandu valley as well back to your respective hotels. 

Day 22: Depart Nepal for international flight home-ward bound.

Last day in the country of Himalayan wonders, after an amazing experience and wonderful memories of Mardi Himal-Annapurna Base Camp and Poon Hill trek with great services of Nepal High Point Trekking and its friendly guide, then depart from the hotel as per your flight time our staff transfers you to Kathmandu international airport for your homeward flight or to the next respective countries.

Note:  There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara - every hotel rates are affected by standard and ranking. We will be happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara as per your interest and budget. Thus, please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of accommodation that you would like to stay in.


Cost Details

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle.
  • Hotel or Tea Houses accommodation during trekking.
  • All Meals - Breakfast / Lunch and Dinner during trekking.
  • All ground transportation on comfortable private vehicles as per the itinerary.
  • A well trained and experienced, English speaking, Government licensed holders trekking guide.
  • Porter services (2 guest = 1 porter) would carry 20 - 25kg.
  • Staff cost - Their insurance, Food and accommodation, salary and insurance and airfare.
  • All necessary paper works - National park permit and Nepal Government permit ( Trekkers information management system (TIMS) permit.
  • Farewell dinner.
  • Trekking equipment - Sleeping bag and Down Jackets but to be returned after the trekking trip completion.
  • Two nights Hotel accommodation in Pokhara with bed and breakfast included. 
  •  All Government and local taxes.
  •  Your personal nature expenses and travel insurance.
  •  Drinks, Beverage, Hot shower and heater charge.
  •  Meals while you are in Kathmandu and Pokhara as well as Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
  •  TIPS.

Departure Dates

No fixed departures.