We started the Mardi Himal walk in Ghandruk after finishing the walk on Poon Hill. As with most trekking routes within the Annapurna Sanctuary, you have several options from where to start and end the hike. Most of the people we met on the hike made Poon Hill or Annapurna Base Camp before Mardi Himal. It seems quite popular to combine the route with one of the other hikes in the sanctuary.
The Mardi Himal used to be the least known hike at the Annapurna Sanctuary and seeing many people doing this route was a surprise to us, there are still far fewer people on this route compared to Poon Hill, the Annapurna Base Camp or Annapurna Circuit but it’s definitely not as off the beaten track as it used to be.
Mardi Himal trek overview
- Distance – 40 km / 25 mi
- Time – 4 days
- Allow – TIMS card and permission from the Annapurna Sanctuary is required
- Guide – can be done independently, with a guide / loader or in groups
- Main starting points – Kande / Ghandruk / Landruk
- Main finishing points – Siding / Landruk
- Highest point – Mardi Himal Base Camp, 4500 m
- Total ascent – 3274 m
- Total descent – 3731 m
- Cost – $ 24.5 per person per day (including licenses)
- Accommodation – inns, camping (at lower altitudes)
- food – Nepalese, Indian, Western, Chinese
* All trekking data is for our trekking route from Ghandruk / ending at Landruk.
Mardi Himal route options
Starting at Kande / ending at Siding. It is the standard route for the Mardi Himal, trekkers who come from Pokhara or Kathmandu usually do it that way. The route starts at Kande and goes through Australian Camp to Landruk and then to Forest Camp. On the first day, I suggest walking from Kande to Landruk, it is about 12 km with moderate ascent. The next day, continue to Forest Camp. Siding Finishing it is probably the best option for the route, if you don't plan to take other hikes in the park and if you don't want to walk the same way from Landruk to Forest Camp and vice versa. You can take a Siding Jeep to Pokhara for about NPR 1000 / $ 9 pp.
Starting at Ghandruk / Kyumi / ending at Siding. Trekkers arriving at the Mardi Himal after the hike at Poon Hill or Annapurna Base Camp usually follow this path. We started in Ghorepani, it was a very difficult day of walking from there to Forest Camp, with a very steep descent in the beginning and even more in the second half. We did not finish the route at Siding because we were still planning to hike to Annapurna base camp, after the Mardi Himal went down to Landruk. Most of the people we met on the route returned to Siding. There is an option of Landruk bus or jeep to Pokhara, but the road is really bad, we took a bus from Tolka (the next village after Landruk) and this ride was definitely the worst ride in our lives (on a terrible dirt road beside the edge), so I didn't would recommend it.
Starting at Landruk / ending at Siding. It is the shortest hike option in the Mardi Himal if, for some reason, you do not have much time, but if it is your first hike in the area, I recommend an extra day for acclimatization at about 3000 m to ensure you are not sick of altitude in high camp or base camp. If you want to start in Landruk, you will need to take a bus or a jeep to get there, and this trip is very bad. I would say that walking 12 km further from Kande to Landruk is a much better option.
Starting at Ghandruk / ending at Kande. The longest route option you can see more, in addition to escaping irregular units, either from Siding or Landruk. From Kande, the road is far from perfect, but it is much better than the roads within the park. To complete this route, you will need 5 days.
How to get to Mardi Himal and back
Kande – There are many buses from Pokhara that go to Kande, the trip takes 1h30min., Price NRP 200-300 / US $ 2-3 pp. Buses run all day in both directions. Note! Sometimes, after heavy rains, the road gets very muddy (it is not paved) and the same trip can take four to five hours (we had this experience on the way back from the Annapurna circuit, it took us 5 hours to get from Nayapul to Pokhara).
Landruk – there are few buses and a few jeeps going from Pokhara to Landruk, but not in the monsoon season, it will be difficult to find transportation to get there or back. Buses leave in the morning between 8 am and 9 am, but from a different bus station (outside Pokhara), taxi drivers usually know where the buses leave from. Bus price NPR 500 / US $ 4.5, jeep – NPR 1000 / US $ 9.
Siding – to get to Pokhara (or otherwise), you need to take a jeep, the price depends on the number of people, the station and your negotiation skills, usually between NPR 800-1000 / US $ 7.5-9 pp.
Licenses for Mardi Himal
As with any other walk within the Annapurna Sanctuary area, to take a walk in the Mardi Himal, you need the Annapurna Conservation Area Authorization (ACAP) and the TIMS card. You can get both at Tourist Information Center in Pokhara (about 1.5 km from Lakeside) or in Kathmandu. We have ours in Pokhara, the office is open Monday to Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm. We prefer to do paperwork in Pokhara; it's a much better place than Kathmandu, you can walk around.
To obtain a TIMS card (trekker information management system) and a license, you will need a passport, insurance (no one asks to show it, but you will need the details to complete the form), a contact person in Nepal (usually give details of the hotel) and 4 photos (can be taken at the office for free).
To obtain the TIMS card;
- First, fill out the form you receive at the counter
- Second, take a picture. You do not need to bring your own photos, they are taken on site and are free (four passport size photos, included in the price of your TIMS card).
- Third, provide the completed form, two photos and NPR 2000 / $ 18 pp. (paid in Nepalese rupee only) at the counter
- Forward, get your TIMS.
Note! The TIMS card and licenses are only valid for entry to the park every time you leave, you will need to obtain a new TIMS card and a new permission to enter the park again. It was checked and proven, we met some people trying to get their old documents, but it didn't work and they had to pay NPR 6000 / $ 55 at the point of entry.
Obtain permission from the Annapurna sanctuary;
- First, after obtaining your TIMS card, go to the next room and obtain the form
- Second, fill the form
- Third, deliver the completed form, passport, two photos and NPR 3000 / US $ 27 pp at the counter. (paid in Nepalese rupee only).
- Forward, get your permission.
Important! Don't lose your TIMS and keep it until you leave the park. There are control points throughout the park.
Safe for walking
The Mardi Himal is a high altitude hike through remote and difficult to reach areas of the Annapurna Conservation Area, it is highly recommended to have travel insurance. In fact, it is necessary to obtain a TIMS card and a permission. No one has ever asked us to show you our insurance, but when you fill out the form, it asks you to provide your insurance company's name and phone number.
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Best time for trekking
April and Can are considered the high season of hiking in Nepal when you receive the better weather conditions as a result, all trekking routes are very busy. We always try to walk at the border station; March or November. There are significantly less people but sometimes you can be quite unlucky with time. We covered the Mardi Himal in early March and caught a lot of snow on the route. Base Camp was closed, no one could walk, you couldn't even see the route that was buried under the snow. Some other routes like Annapurna Base Camp and parts of the circuit were also closed, so we had to wait Pokhara for about a week before we started walking. It was the biggest snow in February and March that they've had in Nepal for the past 30 years, so I don't think that happens every year just with our luck.
From May to September it's the monsoon season with a lot of rain, the roads and trails have a very muddy and not pleasant climate for hiking in the mountains. As for the winter months, I read that some people like to walk December February because there are very few people, but it is very cold and on routes like the Mardi Himal, where there are no local villages, can be difficult to find accommodation and food because the places are closed for the off season.
Guided vs. Independent Walk
The trail is well marked with white and blue bands most of the time, it is the only route. In the rooms, there are signs pointing the directions. Finding accommodation is easy, just go to a guest house and ask if they have a room. Although for inexperienced hikers, this hike can be quite challenging; high altitude, unpredictable weather, steep climbs and descents, so we recommend taking part in a tour. has trekking excursions from Kathmandu to the Mardi Himal which include accommodation, transportation, permits, guides, full board etc. It is a great option if you want to go hiking without stress.
If you don't want to go for group hikes, you can hire a guide or a porter (or both) for the hike. Guides usually charge $ 25 a day, including food and accommodation. You can share a guide between two people. Porters charge $ 20 a day, including food and accommodation. Loaders carry up to 25 kg. If you don't pack a lot, you can hire a porter for two trekkers.
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Mardi Himal walk cost
Accommodation prices change according to the season, in April and October are the highest. In March, we paid NPR 300 / US $ 3 for accommodation for two, but in high season, it can be between NPR 400 / US $ 4 and NPR 500 / U $ 5 on average.
Food prices at Mardi Himal they are fixed (at least on the menus), they constantly increase with altitude and depend on how long it takes to deliver supplies to a specific location. From Landruk onwards, there are no roads, people and donkeys carry things, obviously, the higher you get, the more expensive everything gets.
- Breakfast (eggs, porridge, muesli etc.) – between NPR 300-400 / US $ 3-4 pp.
- Meal (noodles, rice, Dal Bhat, noodles etc.) – between NPR 400-600 / US $ 4-6 pp.
- Tea – from NPR 40 to NPR 120 / $ 0.4-1 per cup
- Drinking water – from NPR 40 / US $ 0.4 to NPR 120 / US $ 1 per liter
The facilities on the route are quite basic compared to the most popular routes around Annapurna, for example. on the Poon Hill or Annapurna circuit, where you can get free wi-fi, hot shower and electricity basically everywhere, in the Mardi Himal most of the time, for all that pay extra and many places at high altitudes do not have these facilities.
Mardi Himal budget for hiking (2 people, 4 days, independent walking)
Allow (TIMS and Annapurna Sanctuary allow) – NPR 10,000 / US $ 90 (NPR 5000 / US $ 45 pp.).
Accommodation (3 nights) – NPR 900 / $ 8, we pay standard NPR 300 / $ 3 for two people everywhere.
food (meals, tea, snacks) – NPR 9500 / US $ 85 or 1186 / US $ 10.5 per person, per day, for 3 meals.
Transport – NPR 1520 / US $ 13.6; bus from Pokhara o Kande – NPR 400 / US $ 4 (US $ 2 per person); bus from Landruk to Pokhara – NPR 1040 / US $ 10 (US $ 4.5) pp.; return bus from Lakeside to the bus terminal – NPR 80 / US $ 0.8 (US $ 0.2 pp.).
Total: NPR 21920 / US $ 196 or NPR 2740 / US $ 24.5 per person, per day.
Note! we didn't have a guide or porter and we didn't buy water on the walk because we had our LifeStraw filter bottle. If you add to our budget; guide – $ 25 per day per group; porter – $ 20 can carry 2 to 3 people (up to 20 to 25 kg); 1 liter of drinking water in between NPR 40 / $ 0.4 and NPR 150 / $ 1.3 (the higher you go, the more expensive it gets).
Money saving tips for the hike
The higher you go, the more expensive food gets bring some snacks and chocolate with.
Bring water filter or any other water purification system that saves between $ 2-4 per person per day.
Try it negotiate accommodation price if it seems too high, we usually say that we will eat three meals on site (we don't stop for lunch on the way) and get a room for the price.
Make sure bring enough money com there will be no place on the route to withdraw money.
Accommodation on the route
Unlike other routes in the Annapurna conservation area, The Himal carnival does not pass through local villages all stops on the route from Landruk to Base Camp are defined only for the season and exclusively for trekkers, no one lives there permanently. Explains poorer infrastructure on this route without electricity, without gas shower, etc.
Accommodation on the Mardi Himal walk is cheap as on any other route in Nepal, but you must eat at your house twice, usually dinner and breakfast. Food is the main source of income for the local community. At Mardi Himal, accommodation was slightly more expensive between NPR 300-400 / $ 3-4 compared to the most popular routes, for example. in Poon Hill, we paid NPR 200 / $ 2 for two, on the circuit, sometimes they didn't charge us for accommodation.
Trekkers can stay in guest houses or camp there are some campsites at lower altitudes, for example Forest Camp, Low Camp I don't know if it's worth it, because you pay basically the same for camping and staying in the room, so it's not really a money-saving option. The hostels are enough pattern; a simple room with beds, external bathroom and shower, dining room. On this route, there are more shared than private rooms, for example rooms for 4-6 people. We have never had this on any other trekking route in Nepal, we usually have our own double room. We share a room with other people (4 beds) at Forest Camp and High Camp. It is different at the lower altitude, for example. in Landruk, Siding etc., you can get a private room with electricity and power outlets.
In high season (April and October), it is recommended book hostels in advanced especially at High Camp, you can do this over the phone (2-3 days before should be fine) if you arrive without a reservation, they will find a place for you to sleep, but it could be a bench in the dining room or something similar. Outside these months, you will be able to get a place without prior reservation.
You usually charged extra for hot bath, charging the phone or using wifi therefore, before using any of these items, make sure you need to pay more and how much, they do not always put signs on prices when you check out. You may be in for a surprise.
All the places we were had blankets but at High Camp, it can get very cold, we use our sleeping bags and blankets.
Food on the walk
Typical foods you usually go hiking in Nepal; Nepalese, Indian, Chinese and Western food. The local Dal Bhat (rice, lentil soup, chapati, grilled vegetables and spinach) is the best value for money that you guarantee, that you get bottomless rice and sometimes vegetables, so it's the best meal if you want get full and don't pay too much. Soups are a great option for the beginner, they are always good and tasty. For hungry trekkers who need a lot of calories, I recommend a spring roll, it's not a traditional fried roll, it's more like a big fried pie usually stuffed with what they have in the kitchen (spaghetti, vegetables, rice, etc.).) .
Another greasy and stuffed thing is the Mars roll or tennis, it is a chocolate bar inside the fried dough, a good addition to the main meal. The day's menu is quite diverse, the main problem is finding something fresh, like vegetables or fruits, you end up eating a lot of pasta, rice, bread and sweets, but after a hard day in the mountains, I think that's what your body needs .
The Mardi Himal itinerary
As I mentioned before, we took this hike between two other routes, for this reason, we started in Ghandruk and ended in Landruk. If after Mardi Himal you plan to leave the sanctuary and return to Pokhara or Kathmandu, you can end at Siding, this option is included in the itinerary.
Day 1. Ghandruk – Forest Camp, 9.5 km
Ghandruk (2780 m) – Kyuni (1358 m) – Landruk (1673 m) – Forest Camp (2459m), 9.5 km / 6 mi
- Starting point – Ghandruk
- Finishing point – Forest Camp
- Distance – 9.5 km
- Time – 4h16min.
- Total climb – 1110 m
- Total descent – 754 m
The route was marked as very good in some places, there were arrows pointing to the Forest Camp on some white and blue markers on rocks or trees (all secondary trails in the park are marked in white and blue). We do not use any GPS navigation, except to leave Ghandruk.
We started the day in Ghandruk, it is not the most traditional start of the hike in the Mardi Himal, but we just finished the hike in Poon Hill and happened to be there. The first part of the hike was long and went up steep to the river. It took about 1h30min. to get there. On the way there are some places to stop for food and water.
In Kyuni (a small spot on the river), you can stop for lunch or rest and start a long and steep climb. After about 240 m, you will arrive at Landruk, we suggest you stop here too, rest for a while and refill the water. After Landruk, there will be no more places to buy or get water until Forest Camp. Landruk's rise is very long and steep, you will be very thirsty. It is possible to reach Landruk by jeep or even by bus from Pokhara and start walking from here.
The climb from Landruk to Forest Camp is very long and tiring, with about 870 m high, it takes about 1h45min. to get to Forest Camp.
The views of Forest Camp were not nearly as impressive as Ghandruk or even Landruk. Unlike other places on the way, Forest Camp is not a real village, it is basically just some inns built for tourists, there are no local people who live there permanently.
Guesthouse in Forest Camp
We stayed in a new, unnamed place at the top of the hill, it was the only option available. Price NPR 300 / US $ 3 for two people (shared room with 3 beds) if you dine and have breakfast here. They asked for NRP 500 / $ 4.5 first, but agreed to NRP 300 / $ 3. To our surprise, food prices here were a little cheaper than in Ghandruk.
Day 2. Forest Camp – High Camp, 8.5 km
Forest Camp (2459 m) – Rest Camp (2621 m) – Low Camp (2985 m) – Middle Camp (3250 m) – High Camp (3550 m), 8.5 km / 5.2 mi
- Starting point – Forest Camp
- Arrival point – High Camp
- Distance – 8.5 km
- Time – 3h45min.
- Total climb – 1100 m
- Total descent – 75 m
The first half of the day was through the forest, where it was possible to see many different birds hidden among the tree. From the base camp, we started to see some snow peaks and distant mountains. There were many places to stop on the way for rest, tea, food, water, etc. At Low Camp, the views were getting better and better if you are lucky with the weather, you can see several peaks, for example. Machhapchhre, Annapurna South, Mardi Himal. The hike is difficult, but not as difficult as the day before, the climb is quite long, but not as steep and tiring as on the way to Forest Camp.
If you feel tired or weak, you can stop at the low camp, it is about 1h30min. from Forest Camp, there are some tea houses there. The facilities are very similar everywhere on the trail. Room NPR 300 / US $ 3 for two, hot shower – NPR 200 / US $ 2, wi-fi – NPR 200 / US $ 2, charging the phone free of charge.
From the low camp, you spend more than 3000 m climbing, getting more and more challenging. The best you can do is to walk slowly, stop frequently to rest and drink enough water, as there will be several tea houses on the way. If you start to have a headache or any symptoms of altitude sickness, instead of staying at a lower altitude at night, dedicate more time to your body to adjust and continue the next day.
After the Middle Camp, the scenery was breathtaking, you could see mountains and canyons around, snow peaks seemed very close, huge vultures glided in the skies, etc. some of the best views in this part of the park.
As I mentioned, at the beginning, there was a lot of snow on the route due to the fact that Base Camp was closed, High Camp was the last place to stop. Even in High Camp, snow reached the roofs, the water in the pipes was frozen, so that there was no running water in the entire village, the residents melted the snow to cook and make tea. High Camp has the most basic facilities on the route, but the views from up here are spectacular, if you're lucky, you can see the incredible night sky and stunning sunrise.
There are four or five small inns at High Camp in high season. It is highly recommended to reserve a location in advance by phone.
Bed & breakfast Namaste
We paid NPR 300 / US $ 3 for two, but it is actually NPR 250 / US $ 2.4 per person. You can reduce it to NPR 400 / $ 4 for two people. There are no private rooms, the smallest room is for 4 people, so be ready to share it with other trekkers. It was very cold at High Camp, the only hot place was the dining room, where everyone sat all day drinking tea and playing cards, it was probably one of the most social teahouses on the route. The rooms were very cold, our sleeping bags were very useful here.
Day 3. Alto Camp – Base Camp – Alto Camp, 9 km
High Camp (3550 m) – Base Camp (4500 m) – High Camp (3550 m), 9 km / 5.5 mi
- Starting point – High Camp
- Arrival point – High Camp
- Distance – 9 km
- Time – 5-6 hours
- Total climb – 950 m
- Total descent – 950 m
As I said, the base camp was closed; due to a lot of snow, the route was very dangerous and slippery a few days before we arrived, a hiker from Japan slipped on the way to the base camp. We saw a helicopter looking for him or more likely for his body for two days (I'm not sure if they found him). We decided not to take any chances, and we didn't even have crampons or trekking poles.
We walked early in the morning to one of the views and back, it took us about 1 hour. After breakfast, we decided to go down so that our itinerary was 1 day shorter than it should have been, but we couldn't do anything about it. We plan to return to the Annapurna region this year in October and will try our luck again with the base camp.
Usually, people start walking to base camp in the dark before sunrise for two reasons; first, the weather is better in the morning (less cloudy and windy) and, second, to see the sunrise on the way.
Alternative! Depending on how long it takes to travel all the way to base camp and back, and how tired you can stay at High Camp or start going down and spend the night at Middle Camp or Low Camp, it will take between 1h30min.- 2h. to get to one of those places.
Day 4, option 1. Camp Alto – Landruk, 12.7 km
High Camp (3550 m) – Medium Camp (3250 m) – Low Camp (2985 m) – Rest camp (2621 m) – Forest camp (2459 m) – Landruk (1673 m), 12.7 km / 7.8 mi
- Starting point – High Camp
- Finishing point – Landruk
- Distance – 12.7 km
- Time – 4h30min.
- Total climb – 114 m
- Total descent – 1952 m
It was a long day of descent, almost 2000 meters below, it is not advisable if you have a knee problem. Optionally, you can divide it into two days; overnight at Forest Camp and continue down the next day. The part of Forest Camp to Landruk is the steepest part of the hike. The descent was fast and almost effortless, compared to two days that took us to get up and, in fact, we were able to enjoy the scenery and saw many birds in the forest on the way.
We really liked this city on the way and thought we would like to stay here. There are several inns, some very expensive and expensive starting at NPR 700 / $ 6.5, but there are traditional tea houses for NPR 200-300 / $ 2-3 for two. To find cheaper options, get off the jeep station a bit.
Maya Guest House
We like this place, it has a beautiful garden with great views, a cozy dining room. It was neat and clean, with a basic room, hot shower and external bathroom. Price NPR 300 / US $ 3 for two people.
Day 4, option 2. Campground Alto – Siding, 8.5 km
High Camp (3550 m) – Medium Camp (3250 m) – Low Camp (2985 m) – Siding (1885 m), 8.5 km / 5.2 mi
- Starting point – High Camp
- Finishing point – Siding
- Distance – 8.5 km
- Time – 4h.
- Total climb – 120 m
- Total descent – 1744 m
If you don't plan on taking other hikes after finishing the Mardi Himal, the best option is to go to the Siding and take a jeep back to Pokhara. At Low Camp, there is a divided route, one route goes to Forest Camp and another to Siding. Note! There is an alternative route to Siding from High Camp. We saw a sign pointing the direction, but the route itself was buried under the snow. I would not recommend taking this route, it didn’t look safe and it’s very isolated on the map. it didn't seem to be any shorter than going down the low camp.
Packing list for the Mardi Himal walk
It's a four-day walk in teahouses, so try to turn on a light to make walking easier.
Schoolbag – depending on how much you pack, I would say that if you pack light – the 40l backpack will be enough if you walk in the winter and need more warm clothes and a bigger sleeping bag – 50l pack.
Smartphone – I downloaded audiobooks on my smartphone and at night before going to bed listening for 15 to 20 minutes.
LifeStraw or any other water filter or purification pills – you'll save money. There are many taps on the route where you can refill the water and it is environmentally friendly. Foi a primeira vez que usamos nossa garrafa e a única coisa que lamentamos não foi comprá-la há muito tempo.
Lanterna de cabeça – a maioria dos lugares em que ficamos nessa rota não tinha eletricidade nos quartos, e você precisará de uma lanterna ou farol se começar a caminhar cedo para o acampamento base.
Saco de dormir – todas as casas de chá em que ficamos tinham cobertores, era muito frio apenas no High Camp, então usamos nossas sacos de dormir de verão com cobertores e nossa casa de chá em Landruk não tinha cobertores, mas estava bem quente.
Sapatos de caminhada – você não precisa de botas pesadas para o Mardi Himal; os sapatos de caminhada normais serão bons o suficiente, eu entrei no meu Salomon Ellipse 2 (já andamos mais de 2000 km nesses sapatos e eles ainda estão vivos), Campbell usava seu novo Merrell Chameleon.
Meias para caminhadas – sempre usamos meias de lã merino para caminhadas, eles são ótimos; durar muito tempo, não absorva odores, proteja seus pés de bolhas.
Bastões para caminhadas – a rota inteira é basicamente uma longa e íngreme no início e outra longa e íngreme no final, de modo que os postes serão bastante úteis.
- Capa de chuva/jaqueta dependendo da estação, eu arrumei minha jaqueta de chuva, mas acabei nunca usando, estava muito frio, então minha jaqueta estava perfeita.
Buff – usamos principalmente para proteção solar, em vez de colocar protetor solar em todo o rosto e pescoço.
Roupas de dormir, por exemplo calças de pijama de algodão longo and uma camisa térmica para dormir e usar em casas de hóspedes após o banho, é sempre frio lá fora, é ótimo ter algo quente e reconfortante. As opções de senhoras estão aqui; calça and camisa.
Toalha de caminhada – a maioria das pousadas tem um banho quente, embora geralmente você precise pagar mais por isso.
Bolsa impermeável para documentos, dinheiro, telefone, etc.
Kindle – Campbell sempre leva seu Kindle Paperwhite com caminhadas. Se você é proprietário do Kindle, participando Programa ilimitado Kindle pela Amazon, você terá acesso a centenas de milhares de e-books e audiolivros.
GoPro HERO7 usamos muito isso para tirar fotos e vídeos, todas as fotos nesta postagem foram tiradas com a GoPro.
Garmin Fenix 5X para nós, valeu a pena comprar este relógio, usamos muitos de seus dados para escrever este post.
Mapa de trekking de Annapurna (certifique-se de comprar uma versão atualizada) ou mapa de trekking do Mardi Himal (se você quiser um mapa de rotas realmente detalhado). Usamos muito o primeiro em todas as nossas caminhadas, compramos em Pokhara, existem algumas pequenas livrarias em Lakeside com muitos mapas de trekking e guias.
Kit de primeiros socorros – sempre aconselhamos levá-lo em caminhadas que você nunca sabe o que pode acontecer de uma bolha a um problema repentino de estômago ou dor de cabeça.
Lugares para ficar em Pokhara
Lakeside é a principal área turística de Pokhara, cheia de hotéis, pousadas, restaurantes, bares etc. Aqui você pode encontrar acomodações com preços acessíveis, desde casas de família baratas a hotéis com spa sofisticados. Ficamos algumas vezes em OYO 11460 Hotel Romantica e guardamos nossa bagagem toda vez que íamos caminhar. O hotel era bom; limpo, com boas instalações, a equipe foi ótima, as meninas que trabalham lá são muito agradáveis e prestativos. Outro lugar em que ficamos era Hotel Lake Shore; os quartos são menores, mas um pouco mais sofisticados, ótimo chuveiro (o melhor chuveiro que tivemos no Nepal), um menu muito bom para o café-da-manhã.
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