Mardi Himal

Nepal Beginner Travel & Treks Expedition P. Ltd.

Samakushi, Kathmandu, Nepal                                                                                                                 

 

Mardi Himal Trek

 

The Mardi Himal hike is a extremely observed Eco-tourism way in the Annapurna Himalaya area. Mardi Himal is located east of the Modi Khola River, across the valley from Hiunchuli. The trek takes you off the beaten track, away from busy trails and has the essence of exploration and adventure, not a teahouse or restaurant in sight as we will camp and cook all our meals on the campfire! Mardi Himal Trek offers an opportunity to escape the Annapurna Region's tourist trails and venture into the deep forests and high alpine pastures at the base of Machhapuchhare Himal (the famous Fish Tail Mountain). There are very basic tea houses or lodges therefore this is a camping trek. After a short drive to Phedi from Pokhara, you climb steeply up to Dhampus. From here the trail follows a ridge covered with enchanted forest of birch, giant rhododendron, mountain oak and maple trees. You will encounter breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Machhapuchhare ranges and valleys. As we climb higher, the flora and fauna change until we come to an excellent alpine camp site at Guhe. From here you can do a day trip to Mardi Himal base camp experiencing excellent views of Annapurna I and the south face of Machhapuchhare.

We ascend through traditional villages and pristine oak and rhododendron forests to an alpine campsite that has an up-close view of Mount Machhapuchhre, Mardi Himal and Mount Annapurna. The great rice fields and the blue glaciers of the Annapurana sanctuary walls lie below the trail. Descent is via a different route, through a lush valley and picturesque villages on the bank of the River Mardi.Untouched by modernization, this trekking route is a unique experience offering magnificent mountain views and a chance to venture into thick forests, mountain wildernesses and villages that have not felt the full impact of tourism. Along the trail, you will be treated to spectacular views of some of the world’s biggest and most beautiful mountains; Dhauglagiri (8167m), Mt. Annapurna (8091m), Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna south (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m) and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Mountain) (6988m) etc. We camp every night of this trek allowing you to sleep under the stars and the watchful eyes of the majestic Himalayas. Nepal Beginner Travels and Treks Expedition compromise Mardi Himal Trekking. If you require extra in sequence about Mardi Himal Trekking, you can undergo gratis to get in touch with us.


Itinerary

 

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Arriving in Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA),Transfer by Private car/ Van (depends on size of group) to the selected hotel at thamel in Kathmandu . Stay overnight on b/b basis.
 
Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and meeting with your trekking guide.
We will show you the delights of Kathmandu, taking in some of the wonderful historical, cultural and religious sites of the city. You will also meet with your trekking guide to discuss the itinerary. Overnight in Kathmandu hotel.

Day 3: Drive to Pokhara. (850m/6 hours.)
A seven-hour drive by tourist bus to the pretty lakeside town of Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara hotel.

Day 4: Pokhara to Pothana. (1970m/5 hours.)
We will take a private vehicle to Phedi (40 minute drive) and then begin our trek with a steep
climb through the jungle, passing local villages until we reach Dhampus, our lunch stop. If the weather is clear, we will be able to see magnificent views of the Annapurna Mountain Range. Dhampus is a Gurung village; you will be able to see traditional Nepali houses and surrounding farmland. A gentle incline after lunch brings us to Pothana where we will camp for the night.
 
Day 5: Pothana to Forest Camp. (2550m/ 7 hours.)
A steep uphill climb for most of the day through thick jungle with beautiful views of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. We may be lucky to catch glimpses of some of the abundant wildlife; leopards, deer, monkeys and many species of birds all live in this dense jungle. We reach forest camp in the afternoon and set up camp for the night.

Day 6: Forest Camp to High Camp. (4100m/ 6 hours.)
Today is a short distance but a steep climb through the rhododendron and juniper forest. As you reach the top, you will be rewarded with the most breathtaking views of Machhapuchhre (fishtail mountain), the Annapurna Range, the valley of Annaurna Base Camp and Mardi Himal. Camp for the night.

Day 7: High Camp, trek to Base Camp.
An early wake up call today so you can appreciate the most spectacular sunrise views of the mighty Himalayas. After breakfast, we climb to Mardi Himal Base Camp, which stands at 5300 meters. A challenging day walking along narrow, rocky trails, but all will be worth it for the awesome views of this majestic mountain environment. Mardi Himal is a sacred mountain for both Hindus and Buddhists and nobody to date has managed to reach the summit. Today, we should be able to see Nepal’s national bird: the lophophorus, flying above our heads. Camp for the night.
 
Day 8: High Camp to Siding Village. (1280m/ 7 hours.)
A steep descent to low camp following the same trail we went up. We then leave the trail and trek into the forest, heading to the Mardi Khola River. We descend further to Siding and set up camp for the night.

Day 9: Siding Village to Pokhara. (850m/2.5 hours trek and 1 hour drive.)
The trail now follows the contour of the river valley, gradually down between the pastures and through Tamang and Gurung villages. An easy hike today will take us to meet our transport in Lumre, from here we will drive back to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara hotel.

Day 10: Sightseeing and relaxing Pokhara.
A full day to relax and take in the wonderful sights of Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara hotel.
 
Day 11: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
We will take a drive back to the capital.After arrival, check in hotel. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

Day 12: Departure to destination.
Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for final departure

Cost Details

Price: $990 per person

Min: 2-20 pax

Service includes

* All airport/Hotel transfers service by private car or tourist mini bus according to group size.
* 2 star level Hotel in Kathmandu at Thamel touristic city with breakfast except lunch and dinner.
* All lodging or camping and hygienic food with hot drinks during the trekking.
* Salary, insurance, trekking equipment, flight tickets, bus tickets, food and lodging for all staffs.
* An experienced & professional English guide
* All necessary formalities and Trekking permits,National park fees, TIMS Card etc .
* All government and local taxes

Service Does not Includes


* Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
* Travel, Trekking and Helicopter Rescue insurance.
* Personal high altitude medicines, first aid kits, equipments, gears, cloths etc.
* Personal expenses (Phone Calls, Laundry, bar bills during the trekking, Battery *recharge of camera or mobile, extra porters if you wish to take, mineral water,  Shower etc).
* Tips for Guides and Porters according to custom of trekking in Nepal

Trip Highlights

 Trip Destination: Annapurna Region


    Group Size: Min-1, Max 12,
    Highest Altitude: Machapuchere Base Camp (4175 m)
    Grade: Challenging
    Transportation: Private Vehicle, Domestic Flight
    Type of Tour: Trekking, Hiking, Walking, Culture
    Trekking Hour: Approximately 5-6 hours each day
    Total Days: 12 Days

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