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Mardi Himal Trek

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Duration

10 days

Max. Elevation

4500m

Group size

Min 2

Level
Moderate
Transportation
All ground transportation as per itinerary
Best Season
Sept, Oct, Nov, March, April, May
Accomodation
Three Star 3*** Hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara and Tea house / lodge during the trek
Meals
Breakfast in Kathmandu & Pokhara and All meals  (B, L, D)during the trek
Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route
Kathmandu-Pokhara-Mardi Himal Base Camp - Sidhing - Pokhara - Kathmandu

Highlights

  • Mardi Himal Trek is a new trail located in the Annapurna Region. You can enjoy the quaint path for yourself.
  • Trek to the Upper View Point located below the Mardi Himal summit and catch the panoramic view of the mountains.
  • Experience observing the rich culture, lifestyle, and traditions of the indigenous Gurung and Magar tribes.
  • Enjoy the beautiful mountainous sights of Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Mardi Himal Peak.
Enjoy a short trek to Mardi Himal (5587m) along the foothills of the majestic Annapurna Himalaya! The serene trail goes through lush rhododendron forests, quaint Magar villages, and small winding paths towards Mardi Himal Base Camp. Catch the magnificent sceneries of the beautiful Himalayan panorama of Machhapuchhre (7227m), Annapurna I (8091m), and Mardi Himal.

Mardi Himal is a hidden gem. It is an extension of the southwest section of Mt. Machhapuchhre and lies few kilometers east of Annapurna I. Located close to Pokhara, a tourist getaway, many trekkers undertake the trip for fun. Unlike the Annapurna trail, it attracts a few numbers of trekkers. The Magar and Gurung villages along the trail are modest and straightforward. The trek goes past lush forested hill to rugged mountain terrain in a short time. The highest altitude of the trek reaches up to Upper View Point (4500m), located a few hundred meters above the Mardi Himal Base Camp.

Mardi Himal Trek begins with a half-day drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Continue driving 20km northwest of Pokhara to reach Kande village. The trek starts through the beautiful Magar village of Kande and goes through the decorated forested path towards Forest Camp. The trail rises through the beautiful rhododendron forests towards the Bamboo thickets. Leaving Low Camp (2970m) and High Camp (3550m), you’ll begin trekking through the rugged terrain towards Mardi Himal Base Camp.

Located below the massive Mardi Himal’s riff, you will further climb up towards Upper View Point (4500m) to catch the panoramic view of the Annapurna Region. Enjoy the magnificent Himalayan panorama of Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Machhapuchhre, and Gangapurna from the top. Retrace your path and begin trekking downhill through the quaint Magar and Gurung settlements towards Siding Village. A short drive through the Baglung Highway will bring you back to Pokhara. The modest teahouses along the trail offer a comfortable stay with excellent choices of meals.

Everest Extreme Adventure specializes in tailored treks around Nepal. We conduct all kinds of treks. Our inclusive trek package covers transportation inside the country, a tour of Kathmandu city, three meals a day, an experienced guide, porter, permits, and entire logistics.

Trip Itinerary

Day

1

Welcome to Nepal! Enjoy the beautiful aerial view of Kathmandu Valley as you approach the city. You will meet our representative outside the airport. He will greet you and bring you to your hotel. You will stay in a Three Star Rated Hotel in Kathmandu. In the meantime, you will visit our office to talk about the trek in detail. Meet your trek guide and exchange necessary documents. You can spend the rest of the day purchasing any needed gear and equipment or relax at the hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day

2

The trip begins with a half-day scenic drive to the popular tourist destination, Pokhara. Pokhara serves as the primary stop for trekkers heading towards Annapurna and Mustang Region. After breakfast, you’ll embark on a jeep and begin driving through the scenic Prithvi Highway along the massive Trishuli River. It may take 5-6hr to reach your destination. Upon arriving, you’ll head to the hotel. After refreshment, you can choose to explore the beautiful evening life at the lakeside, Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day

3

The morning will welcome you with the grand view of the massive Annapurna I and Machhapuchhre at a distance. Enjoy your delicious breakfast, and get ready to embark on the first day of the trek. You’ll begin driving through Baglung Highway. 40-55 minutes of the drive will bring you outside Kande Village. Kande is a Gurung village with over 100 houses. There are almost 700 inhabitants in the village. You’ll begin trekking along the beautiful village and climb the forested path towards Annapurna Conservation Area. A short uphill hike will bring you at the famous trekker’s stop, Australian Camp. Catch the magnificent sights of the nearby mountains before climbing further towards Forest Camp via Deurali village.

Day

4

After early morning breakfast, you’ll begin trekking. The day ends below 3000 meters at the Low Camp. This will help you acclimatize before approaching the high altitude trekking. From the Forest Camp, the trail continues through the forested paths and climb towards the beautiful Rhododendron forest. An easy hike will bring you to Low Camp. Spend the rest of the day enjoying the magnificent sight of Machhapuchhre Peak and Mardi Himal. If you wish to trek further, you can consider doing a short hike from Low Camp towards Badal Danda that offers a closer view of the nearby mountains. Overnight at Low Camp.

Day

5

Leaving Low Camp, the trail rises towards the High Camp situated at 3550 meters. You’ll leave the forested path and begin climbing through lush rhododendron bushes towards the bamboo forests. High Camp lies below Mardi Himal Base Camp. Continue trekking along the rocky trail towards the High Camp. The vantage point at High Camp enables you to witness the beautiful sights of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Machhapuchhre Peaks. Overnight at High Camp.

Day

6

The day begins early as you have your breakfast and embark on the trek towards Upper View Point. The trail rises almost thousands of meters in altitude. The trail starts to increase from Upper View Point and turns steeper as you approach the base camp. Continue hiking for approximately 2hr until you arrive at Mardi Himal Base Camp. Catch the breathtaking panoramic view of the entire valley. A further two hours of the climb will take you towards the Upper View Point. The elevated region at Mardi Himal offers the magnificent view of Mardi Himal summit, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Annapurna I, Gangapurna, and Annapurna III peaks. Enjoy the scenery along with your packed lunch. Afterward, you’ll begin descending along the same path and stop at High Camp.

Day

7

After breakfast, you’ll begin trekking downhill. The trail continues to descend through bamboo and rhododendron forests. A few hours of trek will bring you back to the forested path. A short detour will bring you to Siding Village. Siding village remains famous for its inhabitants who hunt for wild-honey. The honey hunters from the village indulge in a traditional medium of hunting wild honey. You can buy a jar from the villagers. Siding is home to the indigenous Magar tribe. Overnight at Siding.

Day

8

After breakfast, you’ll bid adieu to Siding village and begin heading downhill towards Lumre village. The forested path goes past Kalimati and Ghalel village. The traditional villages are home to the people of mixed-races. Once at Lumre, you’ll catch your commute and drive 1.5hr through Baglung Highway to arrive at Pokhara. Enjoy the completion of the trek with your colleague and staff. Overnight at Pokhara.

Day

9

On the last day in Pokhara, you’ll enjoy your breakfast and indulge in a brief boat ride at Phewa Lake. Afterward, you’ll bid adieu to the mountainous scenery and head back to Kathmandu. A scenic half-day drive will bring you back to Kathmandu City. Overnight in hotel.

Day

10

On the last day in Kathmandu, you can enjoy the day shopping, roaming, or relaxing. We’ll drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport exactly 2hr before your flight time. If you need to buy a souvenir, you can visit the nearby Thamel area

Inclusions

Includes

  • Ground Transportation: All necessaries ground transportation including Airport to Hotel and Kathmandu Sightseeing
  • Government Permit: Government Trekking Permit including National Park Entry Permit, TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System) and Local Permit
  • Kathmandu Hotel Accommodation: 3 night Kathmandu Hotel Accommodation at 3 Star hotel with BB Service.
  • Trekking Guide: A highly professional trekking guide, having 5-7 years experiences in Trekking sector of Nepal and well-speaking skill in English and related language.
  • Porter: An experienced trekking porter, Max 25 kg
  • Accommodation: Accommodation at Tea House and Local lodge during the trekking period.
  • Logistics: Three-time meals a day during trekking period including breakfast, lunch and dinner and hot water tea and coffee.
  • Nepal Visa Information and general information related to Nepal will be provided free of cost company T-shirt as a gift for each trekker
  • First Aid kit and general equipment for Porter during the adventure trip
  • Guide and porter salary
  • Refundable Duffel Bag during the trekking period
  • Guide & Porter insurance during the trek

Excludes

  • International flight
  • Nepal Visa and cargo clearance
  • Extra porter if needs
  • Alcoholic products during trekking product
  • Emergency rescue services cost

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