• Mardi Himal Trekking-10 days

Mardi Himal Trekking-10 days


Trip Overview

 Mardi Himal Trekking is a spectacular venture into the off the beaten tracks experiencing solitary and wilderness in the lap of Mardi Himal( 5,587 m). This peak is relatively less visited but truly mesmerizing. Mardi Himal Trekking trail is located in Annapurna region. It means, it is a part of Annapurna Trekking.

Mardi Himal is supposed to be a hidden gem within the periphery of Annapurna. The lush forest, ethnic people and their culture, picturesque terraced farms, less populated trail, beautiful valleys and dazzling mountain views including Mardi Himal, Machhapuchhre( Fishtail), Himchuli and Annapurna are the prominent highlights of Annapurna Mardi Himal Trekking.

 Mardi Himal Trekking begins after our drive or flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. If we are at Pokhara, we drive to Phedi and begins to climb Dhampus hill. The pleasant walk through deep forest enjoying traditional settlements and picturesque landscapes is memorable. The more we get closer to Mardi Himal Base Camp, the more we experience the flavor of adventure on rocky mountain trail. However, we mesmerize to celebrate solitude and awe-inspiring mountain peaks just above us.

Highlights

  • Pokhara and its natural beauties like lake and falls
  • Serene and wild trekking trail via lush rhododendron
  • Undisturbed and virgin tradition of ethnic people
  • Annapurna Conservation Area and its diverse flora and fauna
  •  Incredible Mountain views include Mardi Himal, Annapurna massif, Gangapurna, Himchuli, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu and Ganesh Himal

Getting to the Trailhead and Backtracking

We drive or fly to Pokhara from Kathmandu first. If you choose to fly, it is 30 minutes flight. If you choose to drive, it is 7-8 hours drive.  Then, we drive to Phedi and begin our walk to Mardi Himal Base Camp. On backtracking, we trek to Lumle from Base Camp and get drive to Pokhara. Again , we either drive or fly to Kathamndu.

Accomodation

We will offer three star accommodations in Kathmandu and Pokhara. If you want to upgrade the accommodation, you have to pay some extra. Mountain accommodation during the trekking days will be very ordinary and basic. All accommodation will be on twin sharing basis. Single supplementary has to pay extra.  We spend the night at lodges and guesthouses. We occasionally get attached bathrooms. eNepaltour Pvt. Ltd. tries its best to book the A grade accommodation in the mountain prior to the trekking unlike other populated regions.

Meals

We provide breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara and all meals during the trekking days. In the trekking days, you pick up the item mentioned in the menu at the lodge or guesthouse and you will enjoy it. Sometimes, in a big group, you may have buffet service too. This takes place specially in peak season (Sept-Nov).  Breakfast will be provided at the guesthouse where we spent the night, lunch somewhere in the middle of the next destination and dinner at the guesthouse where we stay tonight. We offer you typical organic Nepali cushion which are really amazing.  

Best Time to Travel

Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and spring (March to May) are the best time for  Mardi Himal Trekking. The weather is delightful and pleasant during autumn. The mountain views are astonishing.

The hills are wrapped with beautiful flowering rhododendron during spring. Mjaority of the trekkers find Spring best time to trek to Mardi Himal since they love to see flowering rhododendron.

Winter( Dec-Feb) will be very harsh due to cold and cloudy weather which hide the mountain peaks.

Summer will be too hot for some trekkers. Heavy rainfall occurs and disturb the transportation and even walk in the mountain.

Physical Condition and Experience

Those who can walk 4-5 hours in the mountain can do this trek.Mardi Himal Trekking is an easy trek in Annapurna region. Regular exercise, jogging and short hiking enhance your stamina and confidence. No prior trekking experience and technical skills are required for Annapurna Mardi Himal Trekking. However, these prior skills will be an asset for it.

If you have serious health problem, please consult doctor or inform us before departure to the trailhead.

For more information: contact us

Required Permits 

1. TIMS Card

 TIMS Card costs USD 20 per individual.

2.  Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit

  Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit costs equivalent to USD 20. You need to provide photograph for this permit.

Itinerary

Day 1: Day 01- Arrival in Kathmandu Airport, Transfer to Hotel for Check in

Day 2: Day 02- Drive or Fly to Pokhara

Day 3: Day 03- Drive to Kande and Trek to Pothana ( 1925m, 4-5 hours trekking)

Day 4: Day 04- Trek to Forest Camp ( 2600m, 5-6 hours trekking)

Day 5: Day 05- Trek to Middle Camp (3150m, 6-7 hours trekking)

Day 6: Day06- Trke to High Camp ( 3780m, 4 hours trekking)

Day 7: Day 07 – Trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp ( 4500m, 5-6 hours trekking)

Day 8: Day08- Trek to Sidding ( 6hrs, 1700m)

Day 9: Day 09 – Trek to Lumle and Drive to Pokhara ( 3 hrs walk and 2 hrs drive)

Day 10: Day 10- Drive or Fly to Kathmandu

Detail Itinerary

Day 01- Arrival in Kathmandu Airport, Transfer to Hotel for Check in

Our representative will receive you at the airport and transfer to the hotel. After you get refreshed, we have a short orientation meeting introducing guide, porter and the description about the trip. We also prepare the necessary equipment. Be with 3 passport size photographs, passport and travel insurance.  Welcome dinner and orientation. 

Day 02- Drive or Fly to Pokhara

If we choose to fly, it is 30 minutes scenic flight or if we choose to drive, it takes 7-8 hours. The road is , indeed not good enough, Sometimes, we have heavy traffic in narrow road. If we arrive early in Pokhara, we can do some sightseeing and other activities. Overnight in hotel in Pokhara.

Day 03- Drive to Kande and Trek to Pothana ( 1925m, 4-5 hours trekking)

We first take about two hours drive from Pokhara to the place named Kande. Then we trek all the way up till we get Asutralian Camp. Australian Camp is a popular vantage point to view amazing sunrise and mountain peaks include Annapurna, Himchuli and Machhapuchhre. From Australian Camp, we further trek to Pothana, another vantage point and beautiful village at the lap of alluring mountain peaks. Overnight at guesthouse at Pothana.

Day 04- Trek to Forest Camp ( 2600m, 5-6 hours trekking)

Leaving Pothana, we walk up to Deurali. And we begin to trek via dense oak, hemlock and rhododendron. This is absolutely a pleasant walk. We finally get to Forest Camp also known as Kakar in local area. We have very basic accommodation and dining at Kakar. Overnight at Forest Camp at Kakar

Day 05- Trek to Middle Camp (3150m, 6-7 hours trekking)

We say good bye to Forest Camp and head to Forest Camp. Still, deep rhododendron is dominant in today’s trekking. We massively enjoy our walk with some changes like vegetations, climate and the people. We have very few lodges and guesthouse s at Middle camp in which we have to accommodate. Again, the accommodation will be very basic. Magnificent Mountain views include Annapurna South, Hiuchuli, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre and Mardi Himal itself are prominent from middle camp.

Day06- Trke to High Camp ( 3780m, 4 hours trekking)

The trail today takes us to the ridge of Mardi Himal with a new experience. Annapurna south and Himchuli are dominant during today’s trekking. We also can see Danfe, Pheasant , the national bird of Nepal in today’s trekking. Relatively, the lodges are better than at low and middle camp. Overnight at high camp.

Day 07 – Trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp ( 4500m, 5-6 hours trekking)

We rise early for sunrise and mountain views. Then we have our breakfast. After our breakfast, we begin our trekking to Mardi Himal Base Camp. The trail today is relatively steeper but not really challenging. You are at the same time connected to Annapurna Sanctuary. We observe yaks, sheep, goats and pheasant. It is beautiful walk in the lap of Mardi Himal and Machhapuchhre/Fishtail. Himchuli and Fishtail are absolutely alluring in today’s walk to Mardi Himal Base Camp. Overnight at Mardi Himal Base Camp.

Day08- Trek to Sidding ( 6hrs, 1700m)

We choose different trail while trekking down. It is the same way back till we get Low Camp and the trail divides and takes us to Sidding village. It is a beautiful traditional village. Sidding village is also famous for homestay. We can share the same kitchen to have Nepali dish, Daal Bhat. Overnight at Sidding.

Day 09 – Trek to Lumle and Drive to Pokhara ( 3 hrs walk and 2 hrs drive)

We trek via Gurung and Brahmin villages experiencing traditional country life. Finally we get to Lumle and get a drive to Pokhara. It is 2 hrs drive from Lumle to Pokhara. Overnight at Pokhara.

Day 10- Drive or Fly to Kathmandu

If we choose to fly, it is 30 minutes scenic flight or if we choose to drive, it takes 7-8 hours. The road is , indeed not good enough, Sometimes, we have heavy traffic in narrow road. If we arrive early in Kathmandu, we can do some sightseeing and other activities. Farewell Dinner in the evening.  Overnight in hotel in Kathmandu.

Cost Details

What's Included and Excluded?

Cost Include

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private vehicle.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara ( 2 night on B/B plan)
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • An experienced tour guide
  • Tea House hotel accommodation during the trek.
  • A highly experienced, helpful and friendly government license holder Guide and his food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments, medicine etc.
  • Porter ( porter available if more then 2 clints  only 
  • National Park permits.
  • TIMS (trekkers’ information management System.)
  • All ground transportation.
  • All our government taxes.
  • Official expanse and service charge included.
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinner 

Cost Exclude

  • Your travel insurance. (Compulsory)
  • International air fare.
  • Domestic airfare Kathmandu-Pokhara- Kathmandu 
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
  • Personal trekking Equipments.
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips to guide and porter ( as you wish/ depends on your satisfaction) 
Price From

US $ 690

* All Inclusive Price

Quick Facts

Duration: 9 Nights / 10 Days

Trip Grade: Easy

Destination: Nepal, Asia

Group Size: Minimum 2 - Maximum 12 People

Arrival On: Kathmandu

Departure From: Kathmandu

Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and All Meals During The Trek

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