Mardi Himal Trek
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Overview

Mardi Himal Trekking is a newly opened trekking trail in the beautiful Annapurna Region. The trek takes place in the area least visited and offers the unspoiled beauty making it one of the best cultural treks in the Annapurna region.

The Mardi Himal Trekking is a short, easy and allocated camping/Tea House trek that explores the beauty of the Annapurna region. The Mardi Himal is located towards the east of the Modi Khola across the valley from Hiunchuli. The trek follows the least trodden trail away from the trekkers madding crowd, traverses thick rhododendron forests, unspoiled terrain up and takes you high as 4100m within few days walk on the ridge running down from the Machhapuchare Peak (6993m). The region is also known for its rich bio-diversity and wildlife. Danphe (Pheasant), Himalayan Thar, Mask deer, spotted Deer, Barking Dear, Snow leopard…

The trek offers magnificent views of majestic mountains in the central Himalayas :
Mt. Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7855m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna South (7819m), Varaha Shikhar (7847m), Himchuli (6441m), Dhaulagiri I (8163m), Dhaulagiri II (7751m), Nilgiri (6940m), Thapa Peak (6015m), Tukche Peak (6920m), Machhapuchhre (6991m), Mardi Himal (5588m), Singu Chuli (6500m), Tharpu Chuli (5663m), Gangapurna (7483m), Lamjung Himal (6931m)…

The Mardi Himal Trekking starts from Kande, one hour away from Pokhara City. The trail crosses cool rivers, lush green valleys, terrace farms and warm, pristine Juniper and Rhododendron forests, hospitable villages to reach the Mardi Himal Base camp at 4100 m. The base camp offers an amazing view of the spectacular mountains of the Annapurna range. From there, we take a different trekking trail to return back to conclude our trekking at Saidighatta.

Nepal Eco Adventure offers an amazing trekking experience with Mardi Himal Trekking exploring traditional villages, diverse cultures while rejoicing spectacular views of Mountains. This is an easily accessible wilderness trek and appropriate for those people who love the thrill of remote wilderness, less crowded trail, pristine beauty and freshness.

Along with Mardi Himal Trekking, Annapurna Region also offers variety of other treks like Annapurna Base camp Trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek , Ghorepani poonhill trek etc.

Mardi Himal Trekking Highlights

  • Gurung and Magar culture
  • Sights of Mt. Annapurna I-8091m., Annapurna II-7937m., Annapurna III-7855m, Annapurna IV-7525m, Annapurna South-7819m, Varaha Shikhar-7847m, Himchuli-6441m, Dhaulagiri 1-8167m, Dhaulagiri II-7751m, Nilgiri-6940m, Thapa Peak-6015m, Tukche Peak-6920m, Machhapuchhre-6991m, Mardi Himal-5588m. Singu Chuli-6500m, Tharpu Chuli-5663m, Gangapurna-7483m, Lamjung Himal-6931m
  • Pheasants nest
  • National flowers – Rhododendron
  • Himalayan Thar, Mask deer, spotted Deer, Barking Dear, Snow leopard

Itinerary

Day 1
Drive to Pokhara

We will start our day early for a 6-7 hour road trip from Kathmandu to the scenic city of Pokhara. You will enjoy beautiful hills and villages along the way. Pokhara is a beautiful city known for its stunning mountain views and serene lakes. We will spend the night in there.

Day 2
Drive to Phedi and trek to Pothana

Early in the morning, we will drive for one hour to reach Phedi and start our Mardi Himal trekk. We will climb the stairs from Phedi. The trail ascends all the way to Pothana through rhododendron and pine forests till we reach the Dhampus, a Gurung village known for the magnificent views of Annapurna ranges, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu. We will continue our ascent until we reach the small village of Pothana, surrounded by forests and exhibiting marvelous mountain views. We will also get TIMS/ACAP card at the check point in Pothana. Overnight in Pothana.

Day 3
Trek from Pothana to Forest Camp (2554m)

After a hearty breakfast, we will start our trek with a steep uphill climb through thick forest along the beautiful views of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. The forest is the home to many rare wildlife and we may catch glimpse of some of the rare birds and animals along the way. After walking for around five hours, we will reach the forest camp where we will set up camp for the night.

Day 4
Forest Camp to High Camp (3980m)

The trail from the Forest camp to the high camp follows a steep ascent through the rhododendron and Juniper forest. The pattern for the day is a steeper climbing to get over a hillock, then relatively flat for a while and again start the ascent. On Reaching the top, we will be highly rewarded with the magnificent, breathtaking views of the Annapurna range and Mount Macchapuchre. Overnight at High Camp.

Day 5
Trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4350m)

We will rise early to appreciate the spectacular sunrise view over the Annapurna range from the high Camp. After breakfast, we will start our ascent to Mardi Himal Base Camp, which stands at 5300 meters. The trek is challenging with a walk along a narrow, rocky trails. The hardship of the day is generously rewarded with the stunning mountain views along the pristine surroundings at the Mardi Himal Base Camp. After spending some time at the base camp, we will retrace our steps back to high camp. Overnight at High Camp.

Day 6
Trek to Siding Village

We will retrace our steps and follow a steep descent to low camp from where we will trek into the forest to Mardi Khola. After a delightful walk along the river and the forest, we will reach a warm and hospitable village of Siding. Overnight at Siding Village.

Day 7
Trek to Saidighatta and drive to Pokhara

After a hearty breakfast, we will start our easy descent to Lumre. The trail follows the contour of the Mardi river valley and gradually descends down the pastures through beautiful Tamang and Gurung Villages. Our transport will wait for us at Lumre for a one hour drive to Pokhara. Overnight at Pokhara.

Day 8
Drive back to Kathmandu

After exploring the beauty of Pokhara city, we will take a six hour drive to Kathmandu. We will enjoy the beauty of the nearby villages, rivers and hills along our way back. Then, this beautiful adventure will have come to an end. May you enjoy the rest of your stay in Nepal!

What is Included

  • Two nights hotel in Pokhara with Breakfast.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during trek
  • Fresh fruit every evening after dinner.
  • Tea houses accommodations during the trek.
  • Tourist Bus Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu, Car Phedi and Jeep from Saidighatta to Pokhara.
  • Trekking Permit, Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) fees.
  • An experienced fluent English speaking guide trained and licensed by the Government of Nepal, Ministry of Tourism with his foods, wages, equipment and insurance
  • A Strong, helpful porter with his salary, food, equipment and insurance (1 porter for 2 trekkers).
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit)
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service paid by your Travel Insurance Company.
  • Optional use of sleeping bags, Down Jacket, duffel and walking poles use during the trip( to be return after the trek)
  • Nepal Eco Adventure T-shirt and branded cap.
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms).
  • Government taxes and official expenses.
  • Assistant guide group size above 6+ person.

What is Excluded

  • Meals while you are Pokhara.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport). You need 2 passport size photos.
  • Your Travel Insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Personal nature expenses. Telephone, Laundry battery charging.
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic cold drinks.
  • Hot shower and battery charging on the tea houses.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tips is expected).

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  1. Mardi Himal Trek
    My son Erik invited me to join him in Kathmandu to celebrate his 30th birthday in early May with a Himalayan trek and he hit an absolute home run picking Nepal Eco Adventure as our outfitter. Chhatra suggested that we do the Mardi Himal base camp trek in the Annapurna range based on our timeframe and he could not have given us a better recommendation.....it was a amazing hike and experience in a land of wonderful people and stunning vistas. Our guide Keshab Sapkota and porter Raj Karki made this trip so enjoyable in every way and took excellent care of us...….they couldn't have done a better job. Keshab was totally professional in all of his duties and did not push us beyond what he felt we could comfortably accomplish, simultaneously educating us regarding all of the mountains, history and people around us. We cannot thank Chhatra, Keshab and Raj enough for this out-of-this-world experience and we give them the highest recommendation possible to anyone thinking of doing a Nepal trek.....they are very professional and efficient with reasonable and competitive pricing. FYI, we ran across other groups on the trail using other outfitters/guides and Keshab/Raj totally put them to shame as to the quality of experience......this is too good of an adventure to mess around with lower quality outfitting trying to save a few bucks, trust me. Cheers, Steve Speer
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Trip Facts

  • 8 Days Mardi Himal Trek
  • Moderate
  • Minimum 01 persons
  • September to December, March to May
  • 4380m
  • Tourist Bus / Car
  • NEA-NOT -07

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