Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek
Price inclusive $ 665
10 days

Overview

Mardi Himal Trek is one of the least trekked areas by mass flow of trekkers which is situated on well-hidden pockets of Annapurna Himalaya beyond its high scenic ridges, beneath towering South West Face of majestic Machhapuchare Himal 'Fish Tail'.

An adventure of great delights into the pristine and virgin country, this trek is slowly getting popular and well noticed where trekkers are bored with major mainstream and busy trekking routes of Annapurna region.

Mardi Himal located Nepal North Mid-West Himalaya within massive Annapurna Himalaya range of peaks on the southern flank of Machhapuchare Himal, the unclimbed and virgin peaks in whole Himalaya region stands soaring high above 6,993 m with its twin summit that appears the shape of Fish Tail.

Where Mardi Himal lies on the very bottom of Machhapuchare Himal which is below 6,000 meters peaks at 5,565 m high, which is one of the broken ridges of Fish Tail peaks a black rock peak with ice and snow, where walk leads you right at the foot of Mardi Himal.

Allowing you a free day to explore its beautiful surrounding within pristine environment in the harmony of mountains and clean fresh mountain air with incredible views of Annapurna range of peaks with Dhaulagiri towards West and Manaslu in the east horizon with array of peaks in views from the Base Camp of Mardi Himal at an altitude above 4,500 m the highest spot of the adventure which might make you breathless on climb to reach the last final destination of Mardi Himal.

Starting Mardi Himal Trek from scenic Pokhara city and its beautiful valley surrounded by tiers of green rolling green hills and lakes situated on the laps of great Annapurna Himalaya.

From Pokhara heading towards high green hills covered within thick alpine woodland of rhododendron, pines, oaks, magnolia and fir tree lines and exploring Gurung traditional farm villages of great interest.

As walk progress climbing on high scenic ridges, and then leaving the tree lines behind towards sheer wilderness at Mardi Himal base camp, enjoying the panorama of mountains and its tranquil environment then heading back to take an alternative route to Pokhara after a fabulous time and adventure on Mardi Himal Trekking.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Reach Kathmandu via respective airlines and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: In Kathmandu sightseeing tour at places of interest.
Day 03: Drive or fly to Pokhara 950m (30-minute flight and 6 hrs drive)
Day 04: Drive to Kande (trek point) with 3 hrs walk to Potana 1,900m.
Day 05: Trek to Kokar Forest camp 2,520 m via Deurali 2,100 m – 05 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Low Camp 2,970 m – 05 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to High Camp 3,700 m – 05 hrs.
Day 08: Rest day at High Camp for acclimatization and short hike.
Day 09: Trek to Siding village 1,750m | 5,740ft – 06 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Mardipul and drive back to Pokhara in the afternoon free.
Day 11: Drive to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.
Day 12: Final International departure homeward bound.

Details Itinerary

On reaching Kathmandu International Airport received by our staff and guide with warm welcome then a short drive to your hotel in the main areas of Kathmandu city, here joining with other members of Mardi Himal trekking, our guide will brief with full information about the trek - hotels-culture with do’s and don’ts, include welcome dinner in a nice Nepali restaurant with folk programs.
As per the given time for sightseeing tour around Kathmandu, after breakfast our city and tour guide will pick you with short interesting drive for an impressive and exciting tour, Kathmandu although a metropolitan city retaining its ancient culture and traditions, where most of the World Heritage Sites are located for your interest, includes medieval period custom and culture as it was for hundreds of centuries, Kathmandu valley a blend of Buddhism and Hinduism in perfect harmony, after an interesting tour afternoon free preparation for Mardi Himal trekking.
Mardi Himal trek starts with an exciting overland drive on busy highway to reach scenic Pokhara, on reaching Pokhara transfer to respective hotels by the beautiful Phewa Lake where most of the hotels are located.  (For interested people can take a short scenic flight to Pokhara of 30 minutes).

From Pokhara our adventure starts with exciting short drive towards mid hills of Annapurna to reach at Kande located on the road side of Pokhara / Beni highway.

From here an hour or more climb through cool shade of the forest brings you at wonderful spot at Thulo-Kharka popularly called as Australian Camp where you can rest with exceptional views of whole Annapurna mountain range with Manaslu peaks including magnificent Machhapuchare ‘Fish Tail’ and Mardi Himal. From this scenic spot downhill walk to Potana another village with fantastic views for overnight stop. 

After a peaceful overnight stop in Potana with fabulous views, morning walk leads on main trekking trail for few hours at Deurali with views of peaks. After Deurali heading north along the ridgeline into serene forested area with cool temperature with panorama of Annapurna I and South with Huinchuli to the east Annapurna IV -II and Lamjung Himal and then reaching our overnight stop in the middle of forest where few lodges are located for trekkers.
From this forest area, walk leads higher on uphill path with steep climb to reach a pasture land for overnight stop on route Mardi base camp with fantastic views of surrounding landscapes and mountains at close range.

This wonderful area offering grand vista of beautiful landscapes and snow-clad peaks in perfect tranquility heading higher to reach at High Camp as the air gets thinner and cooler with steep climb to reach at High Camp where tree lines fades to short rhododendron and juniper bushes. Here at High Camp with a lonely lodge for overnight accommodation with basic facilities commanding super views of Annapurna Himalaya.

Here with another night stop to explore beyond High Camp with day hike to Mardi Himal higher ridge reaching the highest point of this trek at 4,500 meters.

Walk leads to a steep climb along a ridgeline to reach a hidden plateau at the base of Mardi Himal South Face with towering Mt. Machhapuchare; this area known as 'Other Sanctuary' named by early pioneer Jimmy Roberts, when he first explored this area in early 1970's. After enjoying the views of super mountain panorama return back on same route to our overnight stop.

After a fabulous time on the high ridges of Mardi Himal with beautiful views and back into forest of rhododendron and pines trees, retracing the journey back on same trail at Jungle Camp and beyond with more downhill walk to reach at Sidang village located between the junction to another East and West route to Mardi Himal on warmer area for overnight stop before ending this lovely trek next day.
Our last day walk of this fabulous adventure on the hidden trails of Annapurna region walk follows Mardi River on the wide valley reaching warmer areas of rice / paddy farm villages and finally walk ends at Mardi village for a short drive back to Pokhara for overnight stop by the serene Phewa Lake.

Enjoying time in lovely Pokhara with glorious views, morning depart for Kathmandu with an interesting overland drive to Kathmandu after a grand time on the high hills of Annapurna around Mardi Himal trekking, in Kathmandu afternoon free for individual activities and shopping souvenirs.

(option by air 30 minutes of scenic flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu)

Your last day in Nepal, amazing country of Himalayan wonders, as per your flight time leaving your hotel where our staff transfers you to airport, after a great memorable adventure with enjoyable time on Mardi Himal Trekking.

Cost Details

  • Airport Pick up drop (Airport /Hotel/Airport) by private car.
  • Two night’s standard selected Hotel in Katmandu with Breakfast
  • Two night’s standard hotel in Pokhara with Breakfast
  • Meals During Trek: Your stander meals in the mountain (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trekking.
  • Trekking permit: ‘Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS)  and ACAP Permit.
  • All necessary paper works.
  • Domestic airport picks up and drops by car.
  • Pokhara to Nayapul and Nayapul to pokhara by private vehicle.
  • Domestic Flight Ticket From Kathmandu to Pokhara / Pokhara to Kathmandu, including airport Tax.
  • Accommodation In Trekking: All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
  • Hot shower during the trek
  • Poon Hill viewpoint entrance fee
  • Hot Spring entrance fee
  • During the trek necessary toilet paper
  • Fresh fruit during the trek
  • NHL'S Dawn jacket and sleeping bag
  • NHT’s gifts, as like a pashmina and T-shirt
  • An experienced, expert, helpful and friendly Guide. Porters: Experience Trekking Porters(1 porter for 2 clients). And Their well-paid Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter
  • Adventure Certificate: NHT provides Adventure Certificate.
  • The arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Medical kit bag.
  • All government taxes.
  • Service charge.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner with company’s Director.

Cost does not include on:

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Katmandu).
  • Your Travel and rescue insurance.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • All the Food in Kathmandu. Also in the case of early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled Itinerary.
  • All the expenses in mountain over than scheduled itinerary (due to strike, delay or canceled flight)
  • Extra night Hotel in Kathmandu if arrive early or late departure than scheduled Itinerary.
  • All the Bar bills and personal expenses (phone call, laundry service, battery recharge, a bottle of water, hot water, shower.
  • Tips for the guide and porter.

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