Bharal Adventure
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Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek With Poonhill

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Duration
13 days
Max. Elevation
4500m
Group Size
Min 2
Level
MODERATE
Transportation
Private Transportation,Tourist Bus & Local Bus
Best Season
March to May and Sep to Dec
Accomodation
Hotels and teahouses
Meals
Breakfast in city & BLD during the trek
Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route

Highlights

Overview

Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek With poon hill offers you the chances to witness the view of the mountains peak from two places namely Ponhill and the base camp of mardi.You will have a double advantage from this trek as you will get a chance for the best view. This trek is a good alternative to the crowded treks of Annapurna,it also offers you the stunning views of the Himalayas within the short duration of time. It is also a relatively new trekking route in Annapurna region which is peaceful since there aren’t many trekkers who know about this route. This trekking route offers the eastern view of the magnificent Annapurna Mountain. Annapurna Base Camp Trek is an outstanding journey to Foothill of world’s 10th tallest mountain in the world. Mardi Himal Trek journey offers a better view of Annapurna Sanctuary from the top.

Between two popular treks  Annapurna Base Camp Trek and Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, Mardi Himal Trek is sandwiched. This is new trekking route.This trek requires several hours of trekking inside the lushly forested paths. Also, It is accompanied by the views of Himalayas as well as sights of Himalayan birds. It gives you an opportunity to explore the villages and settlements. There are numerous places in Nepal other than the popular trekking trails. You can find the spirituality and virgin beauty of Nature. In conclusion, you can have the experience of the Forest Camp, High Camp, and the snow-covered ridges in this Trek.

If you want a quiet and peaceful trekking amidst the mountain region of Nepal, this 09 days Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek With Poonhill   is the best choice for you. Therefore, Bharal Adventure Pvt. Ltd. offers this package for the best experience of the tranquility in the trails of Nepal. Hence, Bharal Adventure assures you best hospitality and quality services.

Trip Itinerary

A representative from Bharal Adventure will pick up the guests at the airport and escort them to their hotel. They will be explained about the program for their journey, however, no activities are planned for the day. Nevertheless, an evening stroll could be arranged if the guests show an interest.

Soon after breakfast, the group will set off on a long scenic drive to Pokhara, the second largest city of Nepal. Two stops will be made on the way for snacks and lunch. After checking in to the hotel and taking rest, leisure boating on the picturesque Fewa Lake will be arranged for making the evening pleasant.

After a quick breakfast, we will take a 42km drive to Naya Pul via Lumle village from where a walk of about 20 minutes will proceed up to Birethanti. From here, the trail traversing through bamboo forests, large waterfall and swimming hole takes us to Ramghai where lunch will be served. After the relaxing lunch, a gradual climb along the trail up on the side of the valley is followed which takes us to Tikhe Dhunga.

Crossing a stream on a suspension bridge near the camp site, we walk from Tikhe Dhunga ascending a steep stone staircase of about 3300 steps to a large Magar village of Ulleri at 2,080m. Above the village, the trail climbs gently through pastures and cultivated fields taking us to a camp site for rest and water stop after an hour’s walk. The trail crosses two sparkling streams before making a short final climb to Nangethati where we will be stopping for lunch. Thanti is a Nepali word for “rest house”. From here, we will climb to Ghorepani at 2,850m where we will be welcomed by the picturesque sight of Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Tukuche Nilgiri (6,940m), Annapurna I (8,091m), Hiunchuli (6,441m) and Tarke Kang (7,193m).

We will hike to Poonhill early in the morning to catch the captivating view of sunrise radiant over the Annapurna Himalayan Range. After enjoying the sunrise, we will descend to Ghorepani for a hot breakfast before carrying on our trek to Tadapani.

Tadapani to ghandruk is a descending down along the green forest .Its the easy part of the day .We will spend some time in Ghandruk visiting the local villages and we will have a lunch at this beautiful village .After the lunch we will make our way towards Landruk.The way isn't that difficult before we will be in landruk we have to ascend for a while.Landruk is one of the most popular village to spend a night.

With the breakfast in Landruk we will make our day start towards Forest Camp.It is the ascending part for today.we will have a good time in forest camp in silence and enjoying the nature as there are very few lodges.

Forest camp to low camp is not the hardest part as we start trekking throughout the green forest full of rhododendron trees.We will witness the wide range of Annapurna,Mardi & Dhaulagiri on this day.So this will make you more energetic  for the next day.

Leaving the Low camp and Badal Danda behind today we step our step forward towards high camp.The tree line will go on declining with the increasing altitude and the bushes can be seen.We may even be able to see the colourful bird “Danphe” which is also the national bird of Nepal.You may stop at several places as today you will have the most mesmerizing view of the Mt. Mardi and Mt.Fishtail.Hiking through the mardi ridge will definitely feel like you are in heaven with the amazing view of surroundings.Later in the evening you can witness  the sunset with a cup of coffee in a hand.

Before an early morning breakfast we start to hike up to Mardi View Point  :our final destination of the trek. We will be at the Mardi View Point after 3-4 hours of the hike. We will spend some time to capture the memories at the Mardi View Point and enjoy the surroundings by seeing closest view of Machapuchare Himal (6,993 m), Annapurna South(7,219m), Himchuli Himal (6,441m). If you have carries your flags that would be more better as you can wave your national flag in the Mardi Base Camp. However, we shouldn’t forget the other half of the day. From basecamp to Sidding is a way steep down so you have to careful with that. But you will feel different being in Sidding as you have two options whether to spend a night in local teahouse or spend a night in local homes. Homestay can be the other choice here which  you can experience in the warm welcome of the locals along with some local music's and dances in the late evening. You can be the part of this wonderful celebration.

Our goal on this day will be in pokhara and enjoy a short walk on the late evening along the lakeside.It will take you like 2 to 3 hours depending upon road and weather conditions.Missing the mountains and with the strong determination to be back in the mountains we start our way towards Pokhara.You can visit the restaurant of yours choice in Pokhara and spend a relaxful nights after several days of treks.

Depending upon road and weather conditions and the pressure of traffics on the way it will roughly takes you 6 to 7 hours to be in Kathmandu

We will drop you to the airport for your flight towards your onward destination.After the boarding pass with the good memories and happy face you will leave Nepal with a determination to be back in this beautiful land.

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Includes

  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • Two nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star categoryhotel in Kathmandu
  • Two nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
  • Bharal Adventures duffel bags and t-shirts are yours to take.
  • Sleeping bag (to be returned after the completion of trekking)
  • Trekking completion certificate from the company
  • All necessary paper work and permits ( permit, TIMS )
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

Doesn't Include

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu,Highway and Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, hot and cold drinks, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

Equipment List

This list is a guideline to help you pack for your adventure. Also understand that the items listed below will vary a little according to the season and the trek duration. Those items marked by an asterisk are provided by Bharal Adventure inclusive in the service. The weight limit for your luggage is 33 pounds or 15 kg. Remember that your luggage will be carried by your porter but you are required to carry a day-pack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. We also suggest that you pack only what is necessary.

Important documents and items
  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.
Head
  • Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
  • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)
Upper Body
  • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket
  • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable
Hands
  • 1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves.
  • 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
  • 1 pair of mittens, consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)
 Lower Body
  • Non-cotton underwear briefs
  • 1 pair of Hiking shorts
  • 1 pair of Hiking trousers
  • 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
  • 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
  • 1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric
Feet
  • 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
  • 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  • 1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”)
  • 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
  • Cotton socks (optional)
  • Gaiters (winter only), optional, “low” ankle high version
Sleeping
  • 1 sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C or 14 degrees F)*
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
Rucksack and Travel Bags
  • 1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon)
  • 1 large duffel bag *
  • A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding
  • Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
  • 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)
Medical
  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  • Water purification tablets or water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs
  • Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies
Practical Items
  • 1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
  • 1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box of matches
  • 1 compass or GPS(optional)
  • 1 alarm clock/watch
  • 1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries
  • large Ziplocs
  • 2 water bottles (1 liter each)
  • 1 small folding knife
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • 4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks
Toiletries
  • 1 medium-sized quick drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multi-purpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Female hygiene products
  • Small mirror
Personal Hygiene
  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial hand wash
Extras/Luxuries
  • Reading book
  • Trail map/guide book
  • Journal and pen
  • iPod
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards (to help you pass the time at teahouses and/or camps)
  • 1 modest swim suit
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  • Lightweight pillow case (in case your teahouses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow

Frequently Asked Questions

The itinerary can vary, but a common one might include starting in Nayapul, trekking through Ghorepani and Poon Hill, then continuing to Mardi Himal Base Camp. The exact route and duration may depend on the trekking agency and your preferences.

Trekkers typically need the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card.

The trek is generally considered moderate, but the difficulty can vary based on the specific route and weather conditions. Both Poon Hill and Mardi Himal Base Camp involve ascending and descending trails.

The trek offers stunning panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges from Poon Hill and a unique perspective of Machapuchare from Mardi Himal Base Camp.

The combined trek usually takes around 10 to 14 days, depending on the specific route chosen and the trekker's pace.

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