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Mardi Himal Khopra Ridge Poon Hill Trek-17 days Annapurna Trekking Nepal

Mardi Himal Khopra Ridge Poon Hill Trek is newly discovered, the best trekking route in Annapurna including Ghorepani Poon Hill, Mardi Himal and Khopra Danda. The 17 days Annapurna community trek also offers the best view of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and Machhapuchhare mountain range from Badal danda, Muldai Hill, Khopra danda and Poon Hill. The sunrise and sunset view from these point are also wonderful. We cater 17 days Mardi Himal Khopra danda and Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking package cost and departure dates for 2021.22.23.24.25.

Trip Fact

 Name: Mardi Himal Khopra Ridge Poon Hill Trek 

Trek Duration: 17 Days

Trek Difficulty: Easy 

Trek Season: Aug to Nov, Feb to Jun

Trek Altitude: 850m-4600m

Trek Cost: USD 880-USD 1530

Group Size: 01 - 12 people

Trek Package:  Private/Group Trek

Mode of Transfer: Bus/Jeep

Start/End of Trek: Kathmandu/Kathmandu

Mardi Himal Trek Khopra Ridge/Danda Poon Hill Trek is a new, best trekking route in Annapurna.

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17 days Mardi Himal Khopra Ridge Poon Hill Trek conveniently locates adjacent to Annapurna Sanctuary. Khopra Ridge lies in an area just to the west of Annapurna Sanctuary and north of Ghorepani Poon Hill while Mardi Himal is the ridge that forms the eastern bound of the Annapurna Sanctuary approach valley just south of Machhapuchchhre. It is thus feasible to link all three treks into a single journey. The trekking route passes through Mardi Himal, Khopra ridge and  Ghorepani, climbing Poon Hill offer much closer and more impressive views of the same peaks without the crowds. Khopra Ridge attains 3800m while Mardi Himal attain 4300m  and Poon Hill is at an altitude of overall, this is an excellent trek with many impressive views.  Mardi Himal Khopra Ridge Poon  Hill  Trek 17 days package is a good combination of three famous treks - Mardi Himal, Khopra Ridge and Poon Hill.

Mardi Himal Trek is short and pristine trek follows the ridge climbing gradually to the buttresses of Mardi Himal Base Camp. This is relatively easy scenic trek in Annapurna. Khopra Ridge is more common and easier. Khopra Ridge with Khayer Lake also call Khopra Danda Trekking. This is also the most scenic and unspoiled short trek in the Annapurna Himalayas. The trek goes off the busy trekking trail. It also offers brilliant mountain scenery, wilderness landscapes in the Himalayas. 

We then trek to the mail route of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. This is the most famous short treks in Annapurna. Poon Hill is famous for sunrise and also the Himalayan Panorama. After watching the spectacular view of sunrise and the magnificent Himalayas, we then trek down to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara. 

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
On arrival at Kathmandu airport, we receive you at the airport and drive to hotel.  Prepare for trekking and meeting with guide, and stay night at hote in Kathmandu. 
Day 02: Kathmandu  to Australian Camp
Early breakfast and get tourist bus drive to Pokhara for 6 hours, and then drive for an hour by private car to Kade and trek for an hour to Australian camp, one of the best view for sunrise and sunset and also all the Himalayan panorama including Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Manaslu, Fishtail and Hiunchuli peak. 
Day 03: Trek to Forest Camp (2554 m)
After a hearty breakfast, we start our trek with a steep uphill climb through thick forest along the beautiful views of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. The forest is home for many rare wildlife and we may see rare birds and animals along the way. After walking for around five hours, we will reach Forest Camp. Overnight at Tea house
Day 04: Forest Camp to High Camp (3900m)
The trail from Forest Camp to the high camp follows a steep ascent through rhododendron and Juniper forests. The pattern for the day is a steeper climbing to get over a hillock, then relatively flat for a while and again start the ascent. On reaching the top, we will be highly rewarded with the magnificent, breathtaking views of the Annapurna range and Mount Macchapuchre. Overnight at teahouse
Day 05: High Camp to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500m) and back to Badal Danda
Today we get up early in the morning. After breakfast and with a lunch packet in our bags we hike to the absolute highlight of our trek, the Mardi Himal Base Camp located at 4500m. We walk steeply upwards on the grassy slopes. Reaching the Upper View Point the path becomes very narrow for some hundred meters. When it is covered by snow it could be difficult and slippery because both sides of the ridge are very steep. If the weather is good we will see the magnificent peaks of Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchre and Mardi Himal. From the Upper View Point it takes around 30 minutes to Mardi Himal Base Camp. Coming down to the High Camp it would take us 3 to 4 hours. We stay overnight in High Camp at teahouse
Day 06: Badal Danda to Landruk village (1,565m)
Today we follow a trail to Landruk village. This is huge village that is on the way to Annapurna Base Camp. We will come to a junction that separates us between the trail heading to Low Camp on the left and Landruk on the right so we take the right one. Descending further will again bring us back inside the forest where the trail is so peaceful and quiet. Turning one and another circle we will then reach Landruk village for overnight stay. Overnight at Tea house
Day 07: Landruk to Tadapani (2610m)
Today first part we walk down to the river side then steep climb up to Ghandruk Village and continue trek to Tadapani, it is quite long walking. Ghandruk is quite a big village in the Annapurna, Nepal. Ghandruk is a popular place for treks in the Annapurna range of Nepal, with easy trails and various accommodation possibilities. After Ghandruk village we are walking through the huge green jungle with different trees and animals. Finally you reach at Tadapani; most of walking time sees the excellent mountains views and vistas. Overnight at teahouse
Day 08: Tadapani to Bayeli Kharka (3450m)
After breakfast, you will leave the main trail for next five days we will walk in a more remote area on the Annapurna region. We begin our trek by entering into the beautiful rhododendron and oak forest on upward trail. Then after small decent we continue climb gradual and soon you will emerge above the tree line to superb views of the Annapurna range. You will take lunch on the way and then continue to climb gradually we cross several pass, where the trail descends through rhododendron to an open clearing known as Bayeli Kharka, and the lodge. From the lodge, we enjoy great views of Dhaulagiri which is the seventh highest mountain in the world. Overnight at community lodge
Day 09: Bayeli Kharka to Chistibung (2975m)
After breakfast, we will descend through open ground and beautiful forest to reach pastures of Lower Chistibung. Then the trail continues through forest, ascending gradually and passing through several buffalo grazing pasture before reaching Upper Chistibung which is a temporary herder´s settlement. It is high chances to see the Himalayan pheasant and Himalayan Thar on the grassy ridge above the trail. Overnight at community lodge
Day 10: Chistibung to Khopra Ridge (3660m)
To reach the ridge of Khorpa, we embark on a steady climb above the tree line through alpine meadows and pastures. This area is noted for wildlife. As we approach Khopra, we go for a short walk down to viewpoint overlooking Kali Gandaki river far below in the deep valley and we can see the majestic views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range. Overnight at community lodge
Day 11: Khopra excursion trip to Khayer Lake(4600m, 6 to 7 hours)
Today is long exploring day to Khayar Lake (4600m) from where we attain excellent views of mountains, green valley and river George but it is long day trip and only strong people able to do this trip. Khayar Lake is very famous for Hindu belief on the occasion of Janai Purnima. It is also believed that bathing in the lake will help attain Nirvana. Along the side of lake, we can see a number of Hindu and Buddhist shrines. The views of nature´s beauty are mesmerizing. The client who does not want to walk all the way to the lake, a half day walk from Khopra can also be arranged. Overnight at community lodge
Day 12: Khopra Ridge to Swanta Village (2270m)
After Khopra you will descend off the hillside and continue downhill on steep trail. You will retrace the route back to Chistibung. You will then head to the village of Swanta, where you will stay overnight. Along the way we get more views of Dhaulagiri with lovely terraced fields and traditional houses in the village. We will explore local school and nearby area and have supported the local school over the years, and there is time to pay a quick visit and Stay overnight at Tea house
Day 13: Swantha to Ghorepani(2800m, 4 hours)
Breakfast and a short downhill and uphill trek to Ghorepani, the best view point of Annapurna treks.
Day 14: Ghorepani to Tikhedhunga(1600m)
Wake up early in the morning, hike up to Poon hill to see the sunrise view and the Himalayan panorama of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Manalsu and Mount Fishtail, back to Ghorepani, have breakfast and continue downhill trek to Tikhedhunga.
Day 15: Tikhedhunga to Pokhara(850m, 4 hours trek and 2 hours drive back to Pokhara)
Breakfast and trek for 4 hours downhill trek to Nayapul and drive for 2 hours to Pokhara.
Day 16: Pokhara to Kathmandu
Breakfast and get tourist bus drive to Kathmandu for 6 hours. It is also possible to get flight to Kathmandu, but the cost will be addtional on the package cost.
Day 17: Kathmandu airport
Breakfast and free day on your own, walking around Thamel market and transfer to airport to get your flight back to home.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and departure transfer
  • Twin Sharing standard hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus transfer
  • Pokhara to Galeshwor by sharing jeep transfer
  • Sidding to Pokhara by sharing jeep transfer
  • All the necessary trekking permit-ACAP and TIMS card.
  • English speaking guide during the trek and all his expenses like meals, accommodation. salary, insurance and transfer.
  • Tea house lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • 3 times meals-breakfast, lunch and dinner during trek.
  • All the government taxes and company service charge
Cost not Includes
  • Private Transfer and Flight Cost-Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • Porter to carry your luggage
  • Travel insurance in case of emergency for medication and rescue evacuation.
  • Lunch, dinner and sightseeing in Pokhara and Kathmandu.
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Personal expenses like wifi, hot shower, telephone, cost for charging battery of camera.
  • Any kind of drinks like coke, fanta, beer, whisky, bottle of mineral water, tea, coffee and hot water
  • All the cost not mention on above cost includes.

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