Mardi Himal and Gorepani Trek

Days 13
Medium Family Adventure, Small Group, Trekking Trips
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Mardi Himal sits beneath the Fishtail Mountain (Machhapuchhre). Gaze on the mesmerizing views of the Himalaya from Poon Hill.

Mardi Himal Trek is one of the shortest newly opened routes. Before 2011, this route is famous among the campers in the Annapurna region. After 2012, different homestay has been constructed for the services of trekker’s up to the High Base Camp. Mardi Himal sits beneath the Fishtail Mountain (Machhapuchhre). The mesmerizing view of Annapurna Range, Hiuchuli, Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre and entire Annapurna mountain ranges can be seen from various chunks of the series. Throughout the treks, you have to walk along the dense forest with splendid flora and fauna. Although this trek is short, but have to walk away through high altitude i.e 4500 meters at Mardi Base Camp. So there may be the problem of altitude sickness. The entire trek duration is 5 days. Throughout this trail, you have to walk different uphill and downhill of the Annapurna regions. One should have to follow the blue and white marks which lead to the destination.

Trekking to Poon Hill gives a chance to witness the spectacular view of the Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Nilgiri and Machhapuchhre from a relatively low altitude. This trekking can be done throughout the year but is not recommended from July to August and you can gain much better experience in February to June and September to November. Dense rhododendron forests reside along the trekking trail. Blend in with the locals and enjoy the panoramic view of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Machhapuchre, Nilgiri and Tukuche along the path. The trek is easy and doesn’t involve high climbing making it one of the popular short treks in Nepal. This expedition is designed for people who have limited time to travel and is suitable for all age groups.

Day by Day


  • Day 1

    Today we start the scenic journey from Kathmandu (1350m) to Pokhara (820m) by bus, it will take 7–8 hours. Alternatively, to be faster, you can choose 25 minutes. flight. Upon arrival, one can choose to relax by the calm waters of the lake or soak up the bustling nightlife of the city.

  • Day 2

    Today we will embark on the beginning of our trekking journey. We will start with a filling breakfast at 7:00 am, and then pack only the essentials for the trek. We will leave the rest of our belongings at the hotel and head to Nayapul (1,050 m) by car, which will take approximately 1 and a half hours. Upon arrival at Nayapul, we will commence our 5 to 6-hour trek to Ulleri (1,960 m) and spend the night in an eco-lodge.

  • Day 3

    After a rejuvenating night at Ulleri, we will have breakfast at 8:00 am. Then, we will embark on a 4–5 hour trek to Ghorepani (2,860m). Our journey will take us through breathtaking landscapes, and we will have the chance to experience the authentic Magar lifestyle with traditional houses and farms. At Ghorepani, we will stay overnight in an eco lodge and be greeted by the stunning views of Annapurna South, Hiun Chuli, and Machhapuchchhre (Fishtail).

  • Day 4

    Rise early and embark on a 40-minute hike to Poonhill (3,200 m), where, weather permitting, you will be treated to a stunning sunrise amidst the towering mountain ranges. En route, take in the diverse species of Rhododendron and be amazed by the sight of ranges such as the Gurju Himal, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, Nilgiri, Barha Sikhar, Annapurna South, Hiun Chuli, Fishtail, Annapurna II, Annapuran IV, Lamjung Himal, Manaslu and many more. Make a lasting impression in your travel diary with the breathtaking view from Poonhill. After relishing the moment, return to the hotel for breakfast and then proceed on a leisurely 6 to 7 hour walk to Tadapani (2,630 m), where you will spend the night.

  • Day 5

    Embark on a 5 to 6 hour trek to Jhinu Danda (1,780m), where you can indulge in the natural hot springs known for their therapeutic properties. After arriving at the lodge, freshen up and head down to the hot springs to bathe and soothe any muscle soreness. Rejuvenated, spend the night in the comfort of an eco lodge.

  • Day 6

    Following a hearty breakfast, we'll embark on an invigorating trek down to Landruk at altitude 1565m, The journey will take around 3 to 4 hours, during which we'll traverse through the verdant forest area and relish the stunning vistas that unfold at every turn. As we near Landruk, we'll be captivated by the enchanting natural beauty of the region, and eagerly anticipate our arrival at this charming destination. Get ready for a journey that will rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul!

  • Day 7

    As the sun rises, you'll savor a delicious breakfast and prepare to embark on your journey uphill from Landruk following Forest Camp to Rest Camp. This picturesque path takes you through lush forested areas, and the journey is expected to take approximately 5 to 6 hours. Along the way, you'll have the opportunity to soak in stunning mountain views and savor a sumptuous lunch. Prepare to be awe-struck by the incredible beauty of the natural world as you settle in for a peaceful and restorative night's sleep.

  • Day 8

    After having breakfast, we will then trek to Badal Dada. Along the way, we'll pass through the idyllic Middle and Low Camps, soaking in the breathtaking beauty of the forested trail and enjoying the unparalleled views of the surrounding mountains. We will have lunch at Middle Camp. The journey will take around 5 to 6 hours, during which we'll traverse through the verdant forest area and relish the stunning vistas that unfold at every turn.

  • Day 9

    Following a hearty breakfast, we will embark on a scenic trek from Badal Dada to High Camp, located at an altitude of 3600m. The journey will take around 3 to 4 hours, and will commence with a trek through the forested trail. As we venture higher, the landscape will transform, and we'll eventually emerge from the treeline. En route, we'll be treated to unparalleled panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. There's also a chance of catching sight of majestic yaks grazing along the way, adding to the allure of the journey. Upon arrival at High Camp, we'll be greeted by a warm and inviting campfire, adding to the cozy and welcoming atmosphere. We'll savor a delectable lunch and spend the night surrounded by the serene beauty of the mountain ranges, resting up for the adventure that lies ahead.

  • Day 10

    As the morning sun rises, we'll savor a delicious breakfast before embarking on an exhilarating hike to the viewpoint at an altitude of 4042m. The round-trip journey is expected to take 4 to 5 hours, with a brief stopover at a charming tea shop nestled along the way. Upon reaching the viewpoint, we'll be greeted by an awe-inspiring panorama of stunning mountain vistas. The breathtaking views are sure to leave an indelible mark on our hearts. We will further trek down to Low camp, where we end our day.

  • Day 11

    From Low Camp 3050m, we will trek down to Sidhing which will take around 3 to 4 hours. Then after having lunch at Sidhing, we will drive around 3 hours to Pokhara. Then we will rest there.

  • Day 12

    We'll start our day with an early morning drive to Sarangkot, a popular viewpoint to watch the sunrise. After taking in the stunning views, we'll head back to Pokhara to explore some of its famous local attractions. We'll spend half of the day visiting places such as the Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, Devi's Fall, and the International Mountain Museum. It'll be a day filled with natural beauty and cultural immersion.

  • Day 13

    After our time in Pokhara, we will travel back to Kathmandu by either flight or vehicle. In the evening, we will have the opportunity to experience a traditional Nepali cultural program and savor a delicious dinner.

What is included?

  • Conservation and national park Entry permit fee.
  • TIMS pass (trekking information management system).
  • Vehicle service.
  • Supporting staff as well as necessary insurance meals and allowance.
  • 3 meals per day for guest and accommodation hotel and lodge along the trail.
  • Comprehensive first aid kit pack.
  • One porter each per two Guest.
  • All Gov. Taxes.

What is excluded?

  • Domestic Flight, City sightseeing and food at city
  • Travel / Medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
  • Personal expenses telephone, alcoholic beverages, drinks shower and hot water, donation, and tips etc.
  • Additional costs extra days stay in case of the bad weather forecast and other unforeseen circumstances.

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