About Mardi Himal Trekking
Highlights Of Mardi Himal Trekking
- You will go for a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu that includes UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square.
- As the Mardi Himal is not as popular as Annapurna Base Camp or Annapurna Circuit Trek, the places along the way are serene. Therefore this trek will be a mystical experience in the wonderful off-the-beaten-track landscape of this region,
- You’ll get to be close to the majestic mountains of this region like Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Machhapuchhare (6,993m), Mt. Hiunchuli(6,441m) and Annapurna South (7,010m).
- A visit to some of the most wonderful villages like Phedi, Deurali Dhampus, and Siding is bound to fall in love with the culture here.
- Mardi Himal trek connects two major trekking destinations in the Annapurna Region- Annapurna Base Camp and Poon Hill.
Mardi Himal Trekking Overview
Officially opened to trekkers only in 2012, Mardi Himal Trekking is a serene trek in the Annapurna region. Mardi Himal trek is the perfect setting for anyone who wants to get a feel of ‘off-the-beaten-path” trekking experience in Nepal.
The number of days it takes to complete the Mardi Himal trek depends upon the number of places you want to see and how many days you are willing to spend trekking in this gorgeous trekking destination. The Mardi Himal Himal actual trek is 5 days and it will take total 10 days including the time in Kathmandu and Pokhara. The itinerary of Mardi Himal trek can be customized depending upon your preference.
As the Mardi Himal trekking trail lies in the northern Himalayan part of the country, it receives less rainfall than the lower parts of the country. Therefore, the trek can be completed all year round. Having said that, the best season to complete the Mardi Himal Trek is the Autumn season- in the months of September, October and November.
Starting after a one hour drive from Pokhara, Mardi Himal will take you to Mardi Base Camp which is located at an elevation of 4500 meters. Although 4500 meters might sound a bit challenging, with good trekking preparation you won’t find the Mardi Himal trek difficult.
During Mardi Himal Trek route, you will also visit other camps like Forest Camp, Low Camp, and High Camp. As the trekking trail has been opened recently, you are unlikely to encounter many trekkers along the way. You can choose to travel solo if you are interested in, but we advise you to consult a travel company while trekking to Mardi Himal.
You will also get a taste of authentic Nepali Gurung villages and Buddhist culture that dominates this region. During your trek, you will get to experience the stunning beauty of mountains such as Mardi, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, and Himchuli.
Our representatives will be at the airport to pick you up and take you to your hotel. You can rest after the long flight. Later in the evening, you can enjoy in the tourist hub of Kathmandu which is known as Thamel.
On the 3rd day of the trip, we will head to the lake city of Pokhara. The bus ride will give you an idea of rural life in Nepal. You will also see the landscape drastically over the due course of time. After reaching Pokhara you can spend your evening in Lakeside.
Pokhara is one of the most popular cities in Nepal which attracts a large number of tourists. It has beautiful lakes and offers a spectacular view of the mountain ranges of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Also, you have the option to take a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
On this day we will take a bus ride from Pokhara to Kande. From Kande, we will start our trek. One hour from Kande we will reach the first point, Australian Base Camp. from here we will be able to catch the first view of mountains. We will then reach Pothana and then to Pitam Deurali where we will enjoy our lunch.
After Pitam Deurali we will take a heavily forested trail. This will take about 4 hours. We will finally reach Forest Camp which is perched on the side of the hill. We will spend the night here.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse
At Forest camp, we will have breakfast and then set on for the trek. The trail through the dense forest for 3 – 4 hours will be quite fun. Without even knowing the time we will reach the Low Camp (3540 m). From the Low camp we can have a captivating view of mountains that root down in our memory for our lifetime. At this place, we can also observe the local area and lifestyle of the people.
Now the trek starts to get bit more interesting. Leaving behind the horizontal trails, we will be ascending uphill towards ridge of Mardi Himal and Mt Machapuchare. As there is less vegetation in higher altitude so, the tree zone gets thinner than the path we have walked so far. On our way, we can observe various species of plants including shrubs and some medicinal herbs. We might even get a chance to observe beautiful Himalayan monal (Danphe) which is the national bird of Nepal. After ascending to High camp, we will be endowed with remarkable view of mountains closely.
On this day we will move forward to the Upper view point from where the wonderful panoramic view of mountains can be observed. The trail leads to varying land topography where we will be ascending, descending and traversing through steep and narrow trails. There will be various pasture lands which is beautiful enough to win one’s heart. Also the view of marvelous mountain vistas will be increasing the adrenaline content within us.
Mardi Himal (5,587 m), Annapurna I (8,091 m), Annapurna south (7,219 m), Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Baraha Shikhar (Mt. Fang) (7,647 m), Tent Peak (5,695 m), Singhachuli (6,501 m), Machapuchare (6,993 m) and others are clearly visible from this place. After filling ourselves up with this experience we trek back to High camp and rest there.
From this day we will be retire our way towards Pokhara. For this we will be taking different route rather than going the same way we came up to High camp. We will head for Sidhing village which is completely different route from other route where we hiked. This will help to remove boredom of seeing same thing and help us to experience more new exciting things. This village is cloaked from other busy trails so; it will be greater place to stay.
Finally, after having breakfast we head towards Lumre which is 2 to 3 hours walk from Sidhing village. From Lumre we will have 2 hours drive to Pokhara then continue to move towards domestic airport of Pokhara in order to return back to Kathmandu. The flight will be 25 – 30 minutes long and we will be able to view amazing sceneries during the flight. As we reach Kathmandu, we will then return to our hotel where we will take some rest.
Later you can do souvenir shopping and enjoy walking at the streets of Thamel. At evening we, Sublime Crew, will conduct small farewell dinner program to celebrate our successful trek to Mardi Himal.
We head back to Kathmandu on this day. The bus ride will be about 7 hours. We spend the night in Kathmandu and go around Thamel which is tourist hub in Kathmandu and enjoy the night.
Our representatives will drop you at the airport. Share your wonderful memories of Nepal with your friends and family.
- All airport pick up and transfers
- Accommodation and breakfast in Kathmandu
- Accommodation during Mardi Himal Trek
- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during Mardi Himal Trek
- Well experienced guide and porter throughout the trek
- Annapurna Conservation area entrance permit & TIMS card fee
- All the necessary land/air transportation for the trip
- Sublime First Aid kit carried by our Guide
- Salary, food and accommodation for Sublime crews
What's not included
- Any meals other than breakfast in Kathmandu
- Monuments entrance fees
- Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects. We strongly advise you to get a personal travel insurance.
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain due to any reason than the scheduled itinerary.
- Items of a personal nature.
- Personal expenses in the form of phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, cold drinks, bottle or boiled water, hot shower etc.
- All alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks as well as drinking water during the trip.
- Chocolate, dessert, and sweet items.
- Your Nepal entry visa fee.
- Tipping for the sublime crews.
Departure is Available every day from Kathmandu and Pokhara
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