Mardi himal Trek

  • 11 Days, 10 Nights
  • Annapurna

Tour Description

Mardi Himal trek is an unseen gem untill now. Few trekkers make their way to the Mardi Himal Base Camp outstandingly positioned at the base of Mardi Himal and the Annapurna region´s most iconic and magnificient peak Machapuchhre also known as "Fish tail". The trail goes along small winding paths, through enchanted rhododendron forests until you climb out of the forest at an elevation around 3,300 meter. The landscape changes quite abruptly into a rugged high mountain landscape, with amazing views of Mardi Himal, Machapuchre, Annapurna South and Hiunchuli. *This trip can be personalized as per your requirements that meet your time frame. The trip price will be according to Deluxe, Standard, Budget and group size so please kindly provide us your details for tailor made program.

Included

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground/Air transportation as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)

All government and local taxes

Not Included

  • Nepalese visa fee 
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

Additional Info

Duration

Min People

Max Alt.

Tour Grade

11 days

2

4550

Medium

Tour Itineary

1

Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to the hotel.

After arriving in kathmandu, a representive from Altitude trails and adventures will pick you from the airport and take you to the hotel.

2

Sighteeeing and Trek Preparation

the group will visit few of the cultural heritages in kathmandu valley which includes, swyambhunath stupa, bouddhanath stupa and kathmandu durbar square. in the evening the group will prepare for trekking

3

Kathmandu to Pokhara

6hrs drive from kathmand to pokhara via tourist bus

4

Pokhara to Deurali

After breakfast; we drive to kande/dhampus. we'll commence our trek from Kande/dhampus, have lunch at pothana , afterwards we’ll head towards Deurali afteraward leaving main Annapurna Sanctuary trail and take an off the beaten trail to Mardi Himal Base camp to the right side and continue along a quiet trail through a dense forest of oak, maple, hemlock and rhododendron.

5

Deurali to Low Camp

Some 4 hours of jungle walk will bring us at the in a clearing of the forest at Forest Camp or also known by the locals as Kokar, here we take a lunch break then we still continue to up to Low Camp through the forest however as we ascend the vegetation starts to change with more rhododendron and the trees are covered with moss, lichen and tree ferns. At Low Camp there are now four lodges. You may find it long and tough day. Overnight in Low Camp

6

Low camp to High camp

1.5 hours climb the through rhododendron forest takes us to Badal Danda offers stunning view of Mardi Himal, Annapurna South, Hiuchuli, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre and Mardi Himal itself. An hour or so above Low Camp the trail breaks out above tree line and towards the west there is a good view to Annapurna South and Hiunchuli. The trail continues along the Mardi Himal ridge mainly on grass with some isolated rhododendron bushes along the way. Look out for the colourful Danphe pheasant on this section of the trail. The view from the lodge is superb to Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail).

7

High camp to viewpoint/Mardi himal Base Camp back to Low camp

The plan for today is to wake early for sunrise view of the mountains then after an early breakfast walk up the ridge towards Mardi Himal Base Camp. There is a well-established trail through the grass with a couple of steeper sections however overall not too challenging. Look out for the dzokpo (yak/ cow crossbreds) grazing up here as well as Danphe pheasant.

8

Low camp to Pokhara

On the way back we take a different route so completing a circuit, from Low Camp there is a trail that goes down to Siding village rather than going back down Mardi Himal back to Kokar. Siding is a traditional Nepalese village and still very much away from the busier modern tourist treks. From sidhing , we’ll drive back to pokhara.

9

Rest day in pokhara

Rest day in pokhara. you can either rest the whole day in hotel or go around lake side or participate in different adventure activities like paragliding, bunjy jump, boating. you can consult our guide so that he'll manage it for you.

10

Pokhara to Kathmandu

we'll take early morning flight to Kathmandu, Leisire Day in Kathmandu

11

Transfer to Airport

Map Tour