Mardi Himal Treks
Mardi Himal Treks is situated just east of one of the most popular treks of Nepal, the Annapurna Base Camp trek, the Mardi Himal trek is a hidden gem. As it is hardly know, few trekkers make their way to the Mardi Himal Basce Camp, spectacularly situated at the base of Mardi Himal and the impressive Machapuchhre.
The trail goes along small paths through magical rhododendron forests, until you climb out of the forest around 3,300 m. The landscape changes quite abruptly into a rough high mountain landscape, with amazing views of Mardi Himal, Machapuchre, Annapurna South and Hiunchuli.
From High Camp (3580 m) you can climb in about 3-4 hours to Mardi Himal Basecamp, which offers spectacular close up views of the entire Annapurna Range.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu.
We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu hotel.
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. Swyambhunath temple, Kathmandu durbar square, Pasupatinath temple and Bauddhanath Stupa. You will also meet with your trekking guide to discuss the itinerary. Overnight in Kathmandu hotel.
Day 3: Drive to Pokhara. (850m/6 hours.)
After breakfast drive by tourist bus to the pretty lakeside town of Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara hotel.
Day 4: Pokhara to Pothana. (1970m/5 hours.)
After breakfast, drive to Phedi and then begin our trek with a steep climb through the jungle, passing local villages until we reach Dhampus, lunch point. 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. After lunch continue trek to Pothana. Overnight at Camp.
Day 5: Pothana to Forest Camp. (2550m/ 7 hours.)
After breakfast, 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 continue trek to forest camp. Overnight at camp.
Day 6: Forest Camp to High Camp. (4100m/ 6 hours.)
After breakfast, we walk very 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. Overnight at Camp.
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. May be we able to see Nepal’s national bird: the lophophorus, flying above our heads. Overnight at Camp.
Day 8: High Camp to Siding Village. (1280m/ 7 hours.)
After breakfast, we walk 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. Overnight at camp.
Day 9: Siding Village to Pokhara. (850m/2.5 hours trek and 1 hour drive.)
After breakfast, The trail now follows the contour of the river valley, gradually down between the pastures and through Tamang and Gurung villages. From Lumle 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 sightseeing of Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara hotel.
Day 11: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
After breakfast drive to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 12: Departure to destination.
After breakfast we will transfer you back to the airport for your onward destination.
# All necessary transportation by private vehicle, Except Kathmandu –Pokhara – Kathmandu.
# Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara on twin sharing room with breakfast
# Guide for sightseeing tour in Kathmandu on private vehicle
# All Entrance fee at sightseeing spot in Kathmandu
# Kathmandu – Pokhara - Kathmandu tourist bus ticket
# Required paperwork like trekking permit, TIMS etc
# All meals like Breakfast /Lunch/Dinner during trekking.
# Tented camp (accommodation) during trekking.
# English speaking licensed guide for the trek and other helpers
# Food, transportation, accommodation, salary, equipments for guide and helpers.
# Travel insurance for our staffs.
# Sleeping bag, duffel bag and Jacket (to use during the trek)
# Tax and other official expenses
# Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu/Pokhara..
# All kinds of drinks like beer, coke/fanta/sprite, and alcohol.
# Travel insurance (Essential).
# Sweets like chocolate or deserts
# Nepal Entry Visa.
# Personal trekking equipment except stated above.
# Tips, Gratuities and other expenditure