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Poon Hill ABC Mardi Himal Trek

12 Days, Moderate

5 - Excellent
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Grading:
4,500 meters (14,764 feet)
Activities
  • 12 Days trek
Best Season

spring and autumn

Meals

11 Breakfast

12 Lunch

11 Dinner

Accommodation

Lodge/TeaHouse

Transportation

private taxi, jeep or public bus

PRICE STARTS FROM

USD 825 775

Per Person

X =

We Offer Group discount

No of PAX Price / PP
More than 10 675
5-9 725
2-4 775

Overview

Poon Hill, ABC, and Mardi Himal trek combine three of the most popular pathways of the western Himalayan range into a single route. The trek takes you into the Annapurna mountains, passing through tiny Gurung and Magar towns. Annapurna Base Camp, Poonhill, and Mardi Himal are among the most incredible treks in the Annapurna region, with some breathtaking vistas.

You start with Poon Hill, famous for its stunning sunrise views over the Himalayas. Next, you trek to Annapurna Base Camp, where you stand at the foot of one of the world's highest peaks, surrounded by incredible mountain scenery. Finally, you explore the quiet Mardi Himal trail, which offers peaceful paths and beautiful views. This trek perfectly blends gorgeous landscapes, from forests and villages to high mountains, making it a great way to experience the natural beauty of Nepal.

Trip Highlights

  • You can enjoy the breathtaking views of the Himalayan mountains, including three towering peaks over 8,000 meters high: Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri, and Mansalu of Nepal.
  • You can walk through landscapes, from green forests to dry, desert-like areas.
  • Experience local communities' cultures and ways of life, such as Gurungs, Thakalis, and Magars.
  • You can relax in the hot springs at Jhinu Dada, which are known for their healing properties.
  • You can save time and money by combining this trek with three major trekking spots in the Annapurna region in 12 days.

Poon Hill ABC Mardi Himal Trek Details

Accommodation and Food During ABC via Ponnhill with Mardi Trek

During the Poon Hill - ABC - Mardi Himal trek, you will travel through beautiful Gurung villages. Along the way, you can find many teahouses. The Gurung and Magar people handle these traditional lodges, which provide minimal services to trekkers. Twin beds, foam cushions, pillows, and blankets are often seen in the rooms. While most teahouses have individual restrooms, some at higher elevations may have shared facilities.

To keep warm, teahouses utilize a Bukhara stove, a cylindrical iron structure with a chimney duct that burns wood. The furnace is usually found in the dining room, where you can gather to enjoy the warmth of the fire. A power supply, internet, and cellphone service are available throughout the trek, but they are unstable due to repeated distortions.

The Annapurna region borders Tibet to the north, and Tibetan culture has had a significant impact on the food habits of the local Sherpa people. While every tea house serves the typical Nepali Dal Bhat (rice and lentils), other options include noodles, vegetables, french fries, soup, pie, and pasta.

Best Time for the Trek Mardi, Poonhill with Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The best time for the Poon Hill ABC Mardi Himal Trek is spring and autumn. The spring season (March-May) is Nepal's second busiest time of year for trekking. The days are long, and the daytime temperature ranges from mild to hot, with only rare rains. The trails leading up to the first line are bright with colorful rhododendrons and flowers.

Autumn is the best time to trek in Nepal. Autumn starts from September to November. These months offer pleasant daytime temperatures, high visibility, and long periods of favorable weather. It is the finest season to appreciate the breathtaking Himalayan vistas; thus, the trails are the busiest.

Things to Prepare for Mardi, Annapurna Base Camp via Poonhill Trek

  • It would help if you understood the trekking terrain, elevation gain, and trail conditions.
  • You should obtain all the permits required for the trek.
  • It would help to be physically and mentally prepared by building endurance through hiking, cardiovascular exercises, and staying positive.
  • Carry enough water and pack lightweight, high-energy snacks and meals.
  • You should have all the necessary gear.

Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara

We have not include Kathmandu and Pokhara Hotel in our package for you flexibility. We recommend Hotel Thamel Park in Kathmandu and Hotel White Pearl in Pokhara. You may book it directly or through us.

How to get Pokhara

Sofa Tourist Bus: USD 15 per person one way. The tourist bus leaves 7am from Kathmandu and 8am from Pokhara. It takes  200km or 7-8 hours drive.

Private Car, Jeep, Van: USD 110, USD 150, USD 200 one way. You leave any time.

Flight: USD 100 per person one way. The flight is available from 7am to 7pm. It is 25 minutes flight. If you take a flight , you can start the trek on the same day.

Outline

Day 01: Drive Pokhara – Birethanti and trek to Ulleri (1960m, 9 km or 5-6 hours walk)

Day 02: Trek Ulleri – Ghorepani (2860m, 8km or 5-6 hours walk)

Day 03: Trek Ghorepani – Poon Hill – Chuile (2308m, 13.8 km or 7-8 hours walk)

Day 04: Trek Chuile – Sinuwa (234om, 9.9km or 5-6 hours walk)

Day 05: Trek Sinuwa – Deurali (3200m, 11km or 6-7 hours walk)

Day 06: Trek Deurali – ABC (4130m, 6.8km or 5-6 hours walk)

Day 07: Trek ABC – Bamboo (2340m, 14km or 6-7 hours walk)

Day 08: Trek Bamboo – Jhinu (1780m, 9.2km or 5-6 hours walk)

Day 09: Trek Jhinu – Forest Camp (2600m, 10km or 6-7 hours walk)

Day 10: Trek Forest Camp – High Camp (3600m, 7.5km or 6-7 hours walk)

Day 11: Trek High Camp – Mardi Himal Base Camp – back to Low Camp (2970m, 15.4km or 7-8 hours walk)

Day 12: Trek Low Camp – Sidhing (1700m or 4km or 3-4 hours walk) and drive back to Pokhara

Daily Itinerary

Whats Included?

  • Pokhara-Birethanti and Sidhing-Pokhara can be reached by private taxi, jeep, or public bus.
  • All the Meals (11 Breakfast, 12 Lunch, and 11 Dinner) and accommodation during the trek.
  • Trekking permit.
  • One experienced and qualified English-speaking guide and trekkers 2:1 porter.
  • Guide and porters: food, lodge, transportation, salary, insurance, equipment, etc.
  • First Aids Kit.
  • Duffel Bag if you need it.
  • Fingertip Pulse Oximeter (we use every day to check your oxygen level and pulse in your body to avoid high risk).
  • Himalaya Trip T-shirt.
  • Local fresh fruit like Pomegranates and apple etc.
  • 13% Government VAT and official charge.

Whats not Included?

  • International airfare and visa fees ((15 Days US$30 and 30 Days US$50.
  • Hotels and meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara (We arrange hotels if you ask).
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara- Kathmandu by flight/ tourist bus/ private car (We arrange if you ask).
  • All the drinks include tea, coffee, coke, beer, Drinking water, WIFI, Hot Shower etc.
  • Your travel insurance should include emergency rescue.
  • Your trekking gear.
  • Tips for your guide, etc.

Trip Reviews

5 - Excellent Based on 1 Review
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Hyunjung KIM
Korea - Republic Of, 2024

11 days Poonhill, Mardi and ABC Trek

Since we didn't have any friends around us who had trekked in the Himalayas, the only information we could find was on the internet. Among several local agencies, we decided to undertake the 11-day long journey with Himalaya Trip Agency, which was the most responsive and created a customized trekking itinerary according to our wishes. I was worried because it was a two-woman trip, but thanks to the attentive consideration of Harka, the Himalaya Trip team leader, Surpa, an experienced guide, and Meshak, a porter who carried our luggage all the way to the top of the ABC with only Crocs sandals, we were able to focus fully on our schedule and enjoy trekking. It was surprising that guide Surpa's weather forecasts and predictions about the expected arrival time were always correct. The lodges were cleaner than expected and the food was good. Potato dishes were especially delicious, so for the first few days, we only ate various potato dishes. I still vividly remember the morning I had at Poon Hill, the first summit on my itinerary, and the scent of the warm coffee I drank there. On the way up from MBC to ABC, I was out of breath and my legs were heavy, so I had no choice but to walk slowly, one step at a time, but my Surpa guide was right next to me, matching my strides until the end and giving me courage, so I was able to keep going without giving up. We would like to thank guide Surpa and Meshak porter once again for always being considerate and helping us during our 11-day itinerary. Although there are people who have never been to the Himalayas, there is no one who has been there just once... I am already thinking about plans for my next travel destination, and I hope to be able to work with a Himalaya Trip agency again next time.


Korea - Republic Of, 2024
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Frequently Asked Questions

Choose the Mardi Himal Trek if you like peaceful, less busy paths with beautiful ridge walks and panoramic views. Pick the Annapurna Base Camp Trek if you want a traditional trek with varied landscapes, cultural experiences, and good trekking facilities.


Important Note

Available of the trip

We organise small group private trip. If you are 2 or more people in your group, you may book any dates.

Travel Insurance

The travel insurance is need in case of any emergency. It is recommend to have.  If you are doing short  and low elevation trek, you can do normal insurance. But if you are doing high altitude or adventure trek, you should have emergency rescue.

Last Minute booking

Normally, trekkers plan the trip before 3-9 months.  Some trekkers decide the trip in last minutes. It is also possible to book your trek at last minutes. For the Last minutes booking, you need to make a full payment.

Tipping

Tipping is highly expected. Our staffs try their best during the trip. After the trip, Tipping is expected. It is not fixed amount or percentage. We recommend the tipping according to their services.

Safety

When you are travelling, the safety is most important. For the safety of our clients, we trained our guide and porters. They are all register trekking / Tour  / Climbing guide and experience porters.

Extra personal expenses

For the extra expenses, it is good to bring USD / Euro / Pound Sterling or ther currency. You may change to Nepali Rupees (NPR) at Tribhuwan International Airport or near your Hotel in Kathmandu. You will use only Nepali rupees during the trip.

Nepal visa

Accept few countries , you will get on arrival Nepal’s Visa at the Tribhuwan International Airport or Nepal board. I recommend to fill up Nepal Visa online form and bring it with you. It will be faster and easy for you and visa fee is recommended to bring cash US dollar. You can’t pay by using credit card.

Trip extension or Itinerary Disclaimer

We organize small group private trip. The trip extension is possible but you have to figure out when you booking the trip.

Group joing and Fixed departure

Most of the time, we have small group private trip. Group joining or fixed departure will be available only at the clients request. 

Luggage store

You are not taking all the lugguage on the trek. You will take only necessary gears on the trek and rest of the gears, you will store at your Hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara or in our office in Kathmandu. All the Hotels have free luggage store services. It is more convenient to store at your Hotel.

Responsible travel

  • Ask permission to photograph people.
  • Do not remove or purchase antiques, it is illegal.
  • Avoid wearing revealing clothes and avoid outward displays of physical affection.
  • Do not anything to disturb environment or wild animals.

Domestic flight

Normally, domestic flight is not on time. If you have international flight with domestic connection flight. It is always better to keep some gaps.

Trek Booking

For the Booking, we need passport copy, passport size photo by email or What's App  and 20% deposit.

Why Himalaya Trip ?

  • Fast response
  • Small group private trek
  • Safety is top priority
  • Recommended on TripAdvisor
  • Tailor made itinerary
  • Seasonal package
  • 200 plus  trekkers take service every year
  • 30-40% repeated customer

 

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