Poonhill & Mardi Trek is one of the most adventurous trek in Nepal. High in the Himalayan Mountains, lays the small Kingdom of Nepal. The lofty mountains, deep valleys, and exotic wildlife in the lush forest make it a paradise. Diverse peoples along their unique cultures have increased Nepal’s beauty. Poonhill & Mardi Trek will provide you with an opportunity to meditate in the serenity of the Himalayas. Also, you get a full insight into the cultural, traditional, and historical aspects of this place.
Poon Hill is the beautiful ridge located inside the Annapurna Sanctuary. It offers the best sunrise view that sets against the backdrop of majestic mountains. Mardi Trek is a famous destination in the Annapurna region. The trek is positioned at the base of the Mardi Himal and Fishtail Mountain. The trek goes along small winding paths through dense rhododendron forests.
Highlights of Poon Hill & Mardi Trek
- Fascinating Sunrise view from the top of Poon Hill
- Learning about local inhabitants and their lifestyle
- Passing along villages of Ghorepani, Ulleri
- Adventurous trek in Annapurna Sanctuary
- Enjoy the best panoramic views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapucchre, Hiunchuli, Nilgiri, and Mardi
- Walking through the beautiful rhododendrons and lush forests
- An experience that you’ll remember forever, the Poon Hill & Mardi Trek
How to Trek Poon Hill & Mardi
Poon Hill and Mardi Trek begins from Kathmandu, as we drive for 5-6 hours to Pokhara. On the way to Pokhara you can observe various terrains and scenic views. Pokhara is one of the touristic places of Nepal. From Pokhara we need to drive for 2 hours to reach Nayapul. Nayapul is one of the gateway to Annapurna Region. To reach Tikhedhunga from nayapul, you’ll need to hike 4 hours. Moving forward, we hike 6-7 hours to reach Ghorepani PoonHill. Walking through dense rhododendron forests and capturing beautiful scenes. Start 1 hour hike to Poon Hill early in the morning for the best sunrise view. You can observe 360 degree views of Himalayas like Annapurna Massif, Dhaulagiri range.
After observing fascinating sunrise view and himalayas, hike towards Tadapani. Now, ascend towards Landruk which connects to Mardi Himal trail for 6-7 hours. Pass through dense rhododendron forests to reach Low Base Camp from Lnadruk. After reaching Low Base Camp, it takes around 1 hour to get to Badal Danda. From Badal Danda it takes 2-3 hours of hike to reach High Camp. After reaching High Camp, you can see Annapurna and Fishtail mountain upclose. After enjoying the fascinating view of mountains, hike towards Upper Viewpoint and from there to Mardi Himal Base Camp.
Later, head back towards to High Camp. Early in the morning, you can enjoy the sunrise with coffee and head towards Sidhing Village. The hiking trail is relatively easier as it is continous downhill. After reaching Siding Village, we drive towards Pokhara. And from Pokhara, enjoy the scenic view while we drive back towards to Kathmandu.
Best Time to Trek
The best time for trekking the Poon Hill & Mardi Trek is Spring (March – May) and Autumn (September – November) with comfortable temperature and clear blue sky. In this ideal time, the weather and temperatures are generally steady, clean and clear and the forests are vibrant and offer a stunning views over the Himalayas.
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