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. If you like to explore the off the beaten trek this will be the best option for you.

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 and gives an essence of exploration. The whole of the stunning Annapurna range is view able during the trek.The trek 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 and many other Himalayan wildlife can be spotted while trekking in the region.

The trek offers magnificent views of majestic mountains in the central Himalayas. The entire Annapurna Rang including 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 and many more are view able during the Mardi Himal trekking.

The Mardi Himal Trekking starts from Kande, which is one hour away from the 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 TrekAnnapurna 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 animals like Himalayan Thar, Mask deer, spotted Deer, Barking Dear, Snow leopard and many more herbs, flower.

Mardi Himal Trekking Altitude Chart

Mardi Himal Trekking Altitude Chart

Itinerary

Day 1
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu transfer to Hotel.

Nepal Eco Adventure heartily welcomes you to the beautiful Himalayan nation of Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport, look out for your name on the placard held by Nepal Eco Adventure representative. We will receive you at the airport and help you with your transfer to your Hotel. After check in at the hotel, feel free to explore your vibrant surrounding or rest in the comfort of your hotel.

Day 2
Day 02: Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.

Wake up to a brand new day to experience the Kathmandu City. After the breakfast, we will start our sightseeing tour in the Kathmandu valley.The Kathmandu Valley is known for its art, architecture and culture. The valley hosts several temples and palaces, which are listed under the UNESCO World heritage sites. We will visit the Durbar squares decorated with ancient art and architecture and shrines like Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, and Swayambhu that showcases the unique blend of Hindu and Buddhist culture in the valley. After the insightful tour around the valley, we meet up with the trek leaders and team members for a brief discussion on the trek and raise questions and get insights on the adventure. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 3
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara

We will start our day early for a road trip from Kathmandu to the scenic city of Pokhara which will take about 6-7 hours. We can view the beautiful hills and the villages along the way to Pokhara. Pokhara is a beautiful city known for its stunning mountain views and serene lakes. The beauty of Pokhara will fuel you for the trek that lies ahead. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 4
Day 04: Drive to Phedi and trek to Pothana(1990m)

We will start our day early and take an hour long drive to Phedi, from where we will commence our Mardi Himal trekking. We will start the trek by climbing the stairs from Phedi which will eventually level level. 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 5
Day 05: Trek from Pothana to Forest Camp (3050m)

After a hearty breakfast, we 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 6
Day 06: Forest Camp to High Camp (3600m)

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 7
Day 07: High Camp to Upper view point (4380m) back to high Camp.

We will rise early to appreciate the spectacular sunrise view over the Annapurna range from the high Camp. After the breakfast, we will start our ascent to Mardi Himal upper view point, which stands at 4380 meters. The trek today 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. The view of the Himalayan vista from here is astonishing. We trek back to the high camp for an overnight stay.After spending some time at the base camp, we will retrace our steps back to high camp. Overnight at High Camp

Day 8
Day 08: Trek from High Camp to Kalimati Village.

We will retrace our steps and follow a steep descent to Forest 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 Kalimati. Overnight at local Lodge.

Day 9
Day 09: Trek down to Lumre then 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 from where we will take an hour drive to Pokhara. Overnight at Pokhara.

Day 10
Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu

After exploring the beauty of Pokhara city, we will take a six hour long drive back to Kathmandu. We will enjoy the beauty of the nearby villages, rivers and hills along our way back. Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 11
Day 11: Fly back to home.

The beautiful adventure in the mountains of Nepal had come to an end today! We will be helped with our transfer to International Airport for our flight back home. On our way to home, we will replay all the wonderful memories offered by the wonderful country. Nepal Eco Adventure will love to welcome you for any trekking tour services in Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet in the future.

What is Included

  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle.
  • Three nights Hotel in Kathmandu and two nights hotel in Pokhara including breakfast.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) including a cup of tea/coffee.
  • Fresh fruit every evening after the dinner.
  • Tea houses accommodations during the trek.
  • Tourist Bus Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu.
  • Private transport Pokhara-Phedi and shared Jeep from Lumre 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 foods, wages, equipment and insurance (1 porter = two trekkers).
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel Insurance Company.
  • Use of sleeping bag, down Jacket and walking Poles (if you don’t have your own, To be return after trip completed).Using these 3 items you pay $10 USD each as maintenance and washing charge
  • Nepal Eco Adventure T-shirt cap cap and duffel bag.
  • Guided Kathmandu sightseeing tour with private vehicle.
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) Which will ensure you trek is in the safest hands possible for all levels of trekker.
  • Government taxes and official expenses.
  • Assistant guide group size above 6+ person.

What is Excluded

  • Meals while you are in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Nepal entry visa on arrival $30 USD for 15 days visa on arrival.
  • 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).
  • Kathmandu sightseeing monument entrance fees($30USD)

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Trip Facts

  • 11 days Mardi Himal Trek
  • Moderate
  • Minimum 01 person
  • September to December and March to May.
  • 4380m.
  • Tourist Bus/car
  • NEA-NOT -03

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