MARDI HIMAL TREK
- Address : Mardi, Nepal
- Difficulty : Easy
Enliven Mardi Himal Trek is a newly open route of Annapurna Region. Mardi Himal trek is unseen gem yet. As you trek along the ridge it’s nearly possible, but imaginable, to look down at Annapurna Base camp itself. 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.
When the trail takes on a rugged mountain setting with spectacular views of Mardi Himal, Machhapuchhre and Annapurna South. There’s a low camp with probably the best views of Machhapuchhre anywhere in Nepal along with accommodation for those all important sunrise and sunset views. From High Camp (3580 m) you can climb up to Mardi Himal Base Camp in about 3-4 hours, which offers spectacular close up views of the entire Annapurna Range. There are simple guesthouses and homestays along the entire route.
General Package Details
Altitude : 1300
Our representative will meet you and directly transfer you to the hotel
Altitude : 800m
In the morning, we take a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara for half an hour. Take the right hand seat, it is a wonderful chance to see mountain ranges. Another option is to taking 6 hours drive. You can enjoy the scenery while driving on road following the Trisuli River where you might see people doing rafting. After around 6-7 hours (200km) drive you will reach beautiful and peaceful town Pokhara. You will get another chance to do some last minute shopping for the trek and explore around the lake and town. (Overnight at hotel on BB basis).
Duration : 7-8 HRS
Altitude : 2500m
We will took car/ jeep for Kande after having our breakfast and begin our trek. The route is friendly and quiet and few trekkers heads through this trail.From here we will start our trek towards Pothana first. The trail is enjoyable throughout the villages. We will have some views of villages in the horizon. Continuing further will take us to Pitam Deurali, our lunch stop, after lunch we will walk to Forest camp. The trail is mostly inside the green forests of oak, maple, hemlock and rhododendron. The section includes some ups and downs and takes about 3-4 hours to reach Forest Camp. Forest camp is known as Kokar among local people.
Duration : 3-4 HRS
Altitude : 2970
We will have to walk inside the forest for another day but as we reach higher the vegetation changes with more rhododendron trees. This is another pleasant day for us letting us walk in the peaceful route. The trail is steep at the beginning however changes to gradual climbing after awhile. We will have some random views of snowy Himalayan peaks. The views of Machhapuchhre peak is superb from Low Camp. This is very small places with only couple of lodges opened for providing basic meals and accommodation to trekkers.
Duration : 4 HRS
Altitude : 3580m
We have another pleasant walking here with stunning views of close Himalayas in front of us. As we climb higher the route also becomes open and spacious as there is no forest anymore. The trail continues through grasslands of high region with occasional rhododendron trees. Spotting the beautiful bird called Himalayan Monal; also known as the impeyan monal, impeyan pheasant and danphe in Nepali is easy around here. This is a colorful Himalayan bird represented as the national bird of Nepal. Finally, we will arrive to High Camp to spend a night here.
Duration : 7 HRS
Altitude : 4550m
After enjoying sunrise and warm breakfast, we start trek to Base camp, where we take packed lunch as there is no tea house on the way. The trail is well marked through the grassland involves few steep sections. In overall this is moderate walk, not too easy and not too challenging as well. In summer season this area is full of yaks and sheep along with several yak herder’s huts. We will back to High camp for overnight.
Duration : 5-6 HRS
Altitude : 1855m
This is a precious morning to view breathtaking sunrise. After having breakfast we start trek down to Sidding to pie forest and Rhododendron forest.The trail is pretty flat include small andshort gradual ups and downs.
Duration : 1-2 HRS
Altitude : 800m
From Sidhing, hike about 1 and half hour to Ghale village, where we will catch our transportation that will take us to Pokhara for overnight stay.
Altitude : 1300m
We will do local sightseeing of Pokhara and took a last flight for Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu or we will have our last meal in Pokhara before heading to tourist Bus Park to catch our bus that will carry us to Kathmandu. (Or its possible to fly as well) The road is same that we took on our way to Pokhara. We will be driving via beautiful green hills, small countryside towns and thundering rivers.
- Airport-hotel-airport pick and drop by private car/van
- 2 night rooms in Kathmandu, clean, peace and standard hotel with BB basis.
- 2 night room in peace, clean and standard hotels in Pokhara with B&B basis.
- Kathmandu Valley sightseeing with private car/van
- All meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek.
- Tea, coffee, cookies and fresh fruits are served during the trek.
- Two-way flight from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu
- Lodge accommodation during the trek.
- TIMS permit, ACAP entrance permit.
- All government taxes, vat and office service charge.
- All bar bills, beverages such as coke, fanta, mineral water
- Hot shower, hot water during the trek.
- Personal insurance, laundry service, phone calls and internet.
- Rescue operation charge in case of emergency.