Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek is an easy yet adventurous trekking trail in the Annapurna region of Nepal. This trek takes you to the east of Annapurna range and Mt. Machhapuchhre (6997m). This trek is fairly popular because it takes a short time and you can experience the Gurung culture as well. Likewise, the trek offers amazing views of the mountains in Annapurna and Lamjung Himal ranges.

The trip starts with a drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. The next day, you drive to Phedi and then start your trek to Pothana. Further, you trek to forest camp at Kokar via Deurali. You can relish the views of the Machhapuchhre (6997m) and Mardi Himal (5553m) on the trek. Then, you head to Low camp and trek further north towards the High Camp. Finally, you trek to the Mardi Himal Base Camp on the next day. Here, you can enjoy the views of Annapurna South (7219m), Machhapuchhre (6997m), and Annapurna I (8091m). Furthermore, you descend to Siding village and enjoy the Gurung culture and lifestyle.

per adult from

$994

NZD

Duration

11 days

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  • What's included :
    • 10x Breakfast
    • 7x Dinner
    • 7x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 10 nights
    • Pick up from Airport and Transfer to the hotel by private car.
    • Two night’s 3* Hotel in Kathmandu and pokhara on BB plan.
    • Lunch,Dinner & Breakfast during trekking.
    • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porter (1 porter for 2 clients)
    • Trekking permit.Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
    • All necessary paper works.
    • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
    • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
    • Arrangement of Travel rescue.
    • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
    • All government taxes.
    • Last Night farewell dinner at authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural performance
    What's excluded :
    • Nepal Visa fee you may obtain easily in Kathmandu airport.
    • International air fare to and from Kathmandu.
    • Travel and rescue insurance.
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)

  • Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport.

    Pass By: Thamel, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
    Your arrival in Kathmandu will be marked by landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). A company representative of Himalayan Adventure Treks & Tours will receive you and transfer you to your hotel. Evening you can meet the participants and the trek members. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: 3 Star hotel on twin sharing room.

    Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara by Tourist Bus 6-7 Hours. (B)

    Pass By: Pokhara Lakeside, Lakeside Rd, Pokhara 33700 Nepal
    Today early morning will take a tourist bus to get in Pokhara and it takes about 6-7 hours from Kathmandu. We can enjoy a beautiful scenic view of terraced rice field, eye-catching landscape, Trisuli, and Marysngdi Rivers and spectacular panoramic view of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Lamjung Himal and Most of the Annapurna range are seen.

    Evening you can walk around the lakeside and boating in Fewa lake to visit the Tal Barahai Temple (Island Temple)

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: 3 Star hotel on twin sharing room.

    Day 3: Drive from Pokhara to Phedi and Trek to Pothana (1925m) 4-5 Hours. (B/L/D)

    Pass By: Pothana View Point, Dhampus 33700, Nepal
    We start the walking for 4-5 hours after driving for 30 min to astounding Pothana (1925m) Gurung village is our today`s destination. We are able to see the panoramic view of Machhapuchhe, Annapurna south, and Himchuli in today`s journey. Overnight stay at Tea House.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Tea houses on twin sharing room.

    Day 4: Trek from Pothana to Forest Camp at Kokar (2600m) 4-5 Hours. (B/L/D)

    Pass By: Annapurna Mountain Range, 33500 Nepal
    From Pothana you walk up to a place called Pitam Deurali where you will turn off the main Annapurna Sanctuary trek and continue along a quiet trail through a dense forest of oak, maple, hemlock, and rhododendron. Tonight we stay at one of the lodges in a clearing of the forest at Forest Camp or also known by the locals as Kokar.

    The lodges at Kokar are quite basic and there is no dining room so you will probably have meals in a kitchen with the owner, so in some ways, this is more like a home-stay and is a good opportunity to get to know this friendly family from Siding village.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Tea houses on twin sharing room.

    Day 5: Trek from Forest Camp at Kokar to Low Camp (3150m) 5-6 Hours. (B/L/D)

    Pass By: Annapurna Mountain Range, 33500 Nepal
    The trail continues from Forest Camp 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 two basic lodges one with a dining room with open fire. The view from Low Camp is superb with Mount Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) visible up the valley.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Tea houses on twin sharing room.

    Day 6: Trek from Low Camp to High Camp (3700m) 4-5 Hours. (B/L/D)

    Pass By: Annapurna Mountain Range, 33500 Nepal
    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 Himchuali. The trail continues along the Mardi Himal ridge mainly on grass with some isolated rhododendron bushes along the way. Look out for the colorful Danphe pheasant on this section of the trail.

    The lodge at High Camp is larger than lodges at Low Camp and Forest Camp, this one has eight rooms and a separate dining room with heater. The view from the lodge is superb to Annapurna South, Himchuali and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail).

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Tea houses on twin sharing room.

    Day 7: Excursion to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500m) (B/L/D)

    Pass By: Mardi Himal, Chame Nepal
    The plans for today are to wake early for a 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 crossbred) grazing up here as well as Danphe pheasant.

    After three hours you should reach Base Camp at the elevation of 4500 m this is where one can look into the Annapurna Sanctuary and the panorama view is spectacular looking at the south face of Annapurna and all of the peaks in the Sanctuary, as well as Himchuali and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail). After three hours you should reach Base Camp at the elevation of 4500 m this is where one can look into the Annapurna Sanctuary and the panorama view is spectacular looking at the south face of Annapurna and all of the peaks in the Sanctuary as well as Himchuali and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Tea houses on twin sharing room.

    Day 8: Trek from MHBC to Siding Village (1750m) 5-6 Hours. (B/L/D)

    Pass By: Mardi Himal, Chame Nepal
    On the way back we take a different route to complete 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 and it is likely you will stay at a homestay in Siding owned by the person who runs one of the lodges at Low Camp.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Tea house on twin sharing room.

    Day 9: Trek from Siding Village to Lumle and Drive to Pokhara 3-4 Hours. (B/L)

    Pass By: Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake), Pokhara Nepal
    From Siding, you walk out to the road head at Lumle for 3-4 hours, on the way from Siding you will pass the villages of Kalimati and Ghalel. Kalimati is mainly a Brahmin village with Ghalel and Siding mixed Brahmin and Gurung. From Lumle we catch the taxi to Pokhara which is around an hour's drive.

    Pokhara is the tourist’s paradise full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, Buddhist and Hindu temples along with the magnificent views of mountains. Overnight stay at Hotel.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: 3 Star hotel on twin sharing room.

    Day 10: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus. (B/D)

    Pass By: Thamel, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
    On the way, you will be head up to Damauli, Dumre, Muglin, and Kurintar, where Nepal’s first cable car joins the Manakamana Temple. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to the capital city of Kathmandu.

    Evening you can do shopping in Thamel for your friends & family. Evening we will celebrate the farewell dinner at an authentic Nepalese restaurant with a cultural performance. Overnight stay at Hotel.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: 3 Star hotel on twin sharing room.

    Day 11: Departure to Airport. (B)

    Pass By: Thamel, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
    A representative from Himalayan Adventure Treks and Tours will take you to the airport, approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Tribhuvan International Airport, Ring Rd, काठमाडौँ 44600, Nepal
    Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Himalayan Adventure Treks and Tours Pvt Ltd

Activity ID: V-64910P20

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