Mardi Himal Trek

Satisfaction:
0.0 rating
Based on 0 Reviews

Duration 10 Days
  • Holiday Type

    Trekking
  • Best Season

    Jan to May and Aug to November
  • Max-Altitude

    4450m
  • Difficulty Level

    Moderate
  • Group Size

    2-20 persons
  • Accomodation

    Tea House

Overview

Mardi Himal base camp trekking is an exotic and interesting trek in Nepal. This is very popular trekking trail in the western Annapurna region of Nepal. It is located east of Modi khola across the valley from Hiunchuli. This trail is also known as an eco tourism trail that passes through lush forests filled with Rhododendrons and other vegetation. The attraction of the trek is pristine mountains views, beautiful valleys, and mixed local culture and landscaped hills. Mardi Himal takes you off ‘the beaten path’ away from the busy trails of the region. The first discovery of Mardi Himal was made in 1961 through a route via the east flank. Only camping is possible in significant areas on this trail.

Mardi HImal Trek Route Like most of the Annapurna treks except Annapurna Circuit, Mardi Himal Trek also starts and ends in Pokhara – second biggest city and naturally blessed place to relax after the big hikes in Annapurna. It is 200km to west from Kathmandu. All domestic airlines run several flights daily from Kathmandu and about 7-8 hours drive.

Mardi Himal Trek Cost will be according to budget, standard and deluxe tour plan and group sizes. Taking flights to and from Pokhara saves your time and comfortable rather than taking tiring long bus ride though riding bus reduces the trip cost. Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara are excluded in the price. There will be neat and clean simple trekking lodge accommodation on twin sharing basis during the trek. We can book accommodation in Kathmandu and arrange transportation to/from Pokhara if you ask us.

Mardi Himal Trek Itinerary will depend on time you have and level of your physical fitness. This trek can be combined with other related treks to Annapurna; many people combine this trek with Ghandruk trek, Sikless Trek, Khopa Kair Lake Trek etc. Our carefully designed 10 days itinerary is for relaxing and comfortable trekkers. Taking domestic flights to Pokhara from Kathmandu and start the trek on same day shortens the trip as flights save your time. We also offer tailor-made Mardi Himal Trek so please send us your detail and requirements.

Itineraries

Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport at any given time, and will be welcomed by one of our representatives and transfer to hotel.


After breakfast, we will travel to Pokhara through a 25 minutes flight over the beautiful landscape. From the Pokhara airport, we drive to Kande which takes about 1 hour. As we start our trekking from Kande and trek for 1 and half hours to Australian camp. The best view point of sun rise and the panoramic Himalayas view.


From Australian camp 45 to 1 hour Pothana, we walk through trails colored in red with rhododendron. Trekking uphill with a view of Machhapuchhre (6993m), we reach Pitam Deurali. Continuing our trek on flag-stone steps, we walk uphill with the view of the Gurung village of Landruk. After trekking for a total of about 6 hours, we reach Forest Camp. Your children will thoroughly enjoy the mystical woods and serene views of the mountains and the small settlements, en route. Overnight stay at lodge in Forest Camp.


Today we start ascending uphill. The trail is interesting with lush bamboo, rhododendron and oak forests, and silent trails. As there are no settlements on the way, the trek will be pleasantly peaceful with just the chirping of birds and whistling of the Modi River flowing in distance. On reaching Low Camp after 4-5 hours of walk, you can enjoy peaceful and quality time with your children, looking at the mountains and the clear sky. Overnight at lodge in Low Camp.


This day has a lot of uphill climbs. Walking over lush green grass slopes will be a joyful moment. As we move upwards, the silver mountains will reign over the skyline whereas the river and valleys make for pleasant scenery below. The journey to High Camp takes about 4-5 hours.


Today we will reach the highest altitude of the trek at Upper View Point (4450m). From High Camp, we hike up to Upper View Point and then return back to High Camp. In case of snowfall, the trail gets even more exciting and challenging. In case of clear weather, you can enjoy the radiance of the mountains. From Upper View Point, we will be greeted with an amazing vista of Annapurna I (8091m), Mardi Himal (5553m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), Gandharwa Chuli (6248m), Annapurna South (7219m), Gangapurna (7454m), and other Himalayas of Annapurna region. After relishing the view for some time, we hike back to High Camp for the overnight stay at lodge.


Today we will slowly start to return. We trace our way back to Low Camp with the mountains on the backdrop. Descending on Nange Danda across several small streams, we arrive in Siding. Siding is a village rich in culture and also the first settlement you enter after the trek in the quite terrain. Thus, this place can be a great place to keep the children occupied. Overnight at lodge in Siding.


We head towards Lumre following Mardi Khola downstream. The day has a short trail of about 3 hours. On reaching Lumre, we will drive on our private 4WD to reach Pokhara. The drive to Pokhara will be of about 2 hours. You can enjoy around the Lakeside in the evening. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.


Today we explore the World Peace Stupa. World Peace Stupa is a peaceful Buddhist shrine from where you can get a bird’s eye view of Phewa Lake and whole Pokhara Valley along with the stunning panorama of the Annapurna massif and Machhapuchhre (6993m). In the afternoon, we will fly back to Kathmandu and drop at hotel.


After breakfast in hotel, our staff will drop you off at the airport to connect your flight back to home or other destination.


Trip Includes

  • All the surface transportation inclusive hotel and airport transfer.
  • 2 Nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu inclusive bed and breakfast.
  • 1 Night hotel accommodation in Pokhara
  • Full board meals during the trek (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner).
  • Twin sharing lodges accommodation during the trek.
  • An experienced and trekking guide license holder.
  • Required supporting porters to carry your luggage.
  • Annapurna conservation special trekking permits and other essential permits.
  • A comprehensive medical kit box.
  • Farewell dinner program at typical Nepali restaurant.

Trip Excludes

  • International Flight.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Extra night accommodation in Pokhara due to early arrival, late departure, early return from trekking (because of any reason) prior to the plan scheduled itinerary.
  • Personal expense such as shopping, snacks, bar bills, bottle or boiled water, shower, Wi-Fi, laundry, telephone call, bettery re-charge fee extra porters etc.
  • Personal clothing and gear.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Tips for guide and porters.

Reviews

Write a Review:

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*