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The Mardi Himal Trek

The Mardi Himal Trek was officially opened only in 2012 and has yet to attract many tourists and trekkers like other treks in Nepal. It is also known as the hidden treasure in the Annapurna region and you can explore many unexplored regions of Annapurna. The trek offers you an amazing view of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchre and Manaslu ranges. The major attractions of this trek are The Mardi Himal Base Camp, Siding village, Lwang, and the beautiful mountain ranges.

This trek provides you the opportunity to explore the off beaten track trail while enjoying the hospitality of the local people. You can get an opportunity to get up close and personal with the Himalayan ranges in a novel route of The Mardi Himal Trek. The trekking route lets you walk through the diverse landscapes filled with dense rhododendron forest. You can even get to visit the untouched lakes, beautiful villages and observe the jaw-dropping view of the Himalayan mountains. Moreover, it helps you to explore the hidden side of the Annapurna region and takes you on a journey inside a less explored region. If you enjoy walking on the scenic Himalayan trail and want to discover the charm of the Himalayan region of Nepal, then you should be a part of The Mardi Himal Trek.

The trek starts at Kande which is an hour drive from Pokhara. The trail is good, first slowly up and then even steeper to the Australian Camp (2060m) which takes about an hour. Then we should head downwards to Pothana (1950m) and then up again to Deurali (2100m). After that, we head to the forest camp through the jungle and then we reach the low camp. As we start to climb upwards the trees start to get smaller and after an hour we will see the spectacular view of Machhapuchhre and Annapurna south. Finally, after trekking along with the ridge for 4-5 hours, we reach our destination, The Mardi Himal Base Camp.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m)

One of the members of Northern Trekking Team will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, upon your arrival. He will receive you warmly and transfer to the hotel.

If time permits, you will get ample time to roam around Thamel—prominent tourists hub of the country.

We will introduce you with a trek guide who will accompany you while on your Mardi Himal Trek that will begin shortly.

Day 02: Drive to Pokhara (850m)

Following Prithvi Highway and witnessing scenic beauty of countryside of Nepal, we proceed toward Pokhara—The City of Lakes. The ride of six-hour will reveal the beauty of Trishuli and Marshyangdi River.

The towering mountain before entering Pokhara will capture your hear.

Today, you will get time to roam around lakeside and can experience boating in the majestic lake of Phewa. Awesome experience.

Day 03: Drive to Kande/Trek to Deurali (2,100m)

After breakfast, we head toward Kande—the starting point of our much-awaited trek. It is a ride of an hour.

From here begins our hike! Australian Camp is our first on the way stopover to Deurali. This beautiful village will unfold the beauty of Annapurna, Manaslu, and Dhaulagiri.

Further three hours of walk from Australian Camp will bring us in Pothana from where Deurali is not that far away.

Day 04: Trek to Forest Camp (2,550m)

It is really a pleasant walk as you will be walking through woods dotted red because of blossoming rhododendrons (in Spring). You will get a marvelous view of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) Himal (Mountain).

Passing a picturesque village of Landruk, we walk further to get in Forest Camp.

Day 05: Trek to Badal Danda via Low Camp

Huh! Uphill climb, life is fine! These are some of the statements delivered by a guide while on the trek and you are also likely to listen it at some point of the trek.

Walking amid bamboo, rhododendron and oak tree, we will head toward Badal Danda. We arrive at Low Camp. It is such a silent and peaceful site where you would like to spend a couple of hours just witnessing the scenic beauty and landscape of this naturally blessed area. Badal Danda is at close proximity from here.

Day 06: Trek to High Camp (3,900m)

Did you hear that what your guide said? Uphill climb, life is fine!

Yeah, like today is full of an uphill climb but is rewarding as well because you will get an astounding view of a couple of snow-capped peaks. A walk of nearly five hours from Badal Danda will lead you to High Camp.

Day 07: Explore High Camp and Upper View Point (4,450m)

It is a pleasant day of your hike as the site will enfold you with the mesmerizing beauty of this destination.

The vistas observed from Upper View Point are:

  • Annapurna I (8,091m)
  • Gaganpurna (7,454m)
  • Annapurna South (7,219m)
  • Machhapuchhre (6,993m)
  • Gandharwa Chuli (6,248m)

After enjoying the spectacular views of renowned peaks of the world from Upper View Point, we retrace the path to High Camp where we will spend the night.

Day 08: Trek to Siding Village (1,700m)

Congratulations! Why? We will be following the downhill trail from today onward. Must be released, right?

We pass through range Danda and cross few streams before entering into the village of Siding. It will take you roughly six hours to get into Siding village.

Day 09: Trek to Lumre/Drive to Pokhara

Walk to Lumre from Siding village is interesting and Mardi Khola downstream will add colors to your trail. It is just a trail of around three hours.

From Lumre, we hire a jeep to Pokhara. It is a drive of nearly two hours.

Day 10: Drive to Kathmandu

We will catch a tourist bus to Kathmandu early in the morning and following the same highway—Prithvi Highway—we arrive in Kathmandu.

You will get a couple of hours to stroll around the street of Thamel.

In the evening, we will offer you dinner and would like to listen your experience regarding Mardi Himal Trek.

Day 11: Back to your Destination

Well, here ends your Mardi Himal Trek. We will drop you at TIA three hours prior to your scheduled flight. See you next season!

Include

  • Airport Pick up and Drops by car/van.
  • 2 Night’s Standard Hotel in Kathmandu twin sharing basis with breakfast. (on the arrival day and after the Trekking)
  • Daily Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) During the Trekking.
  • Local fresh fruits like orange, apple, banana, and grapes.
  • All necessary permits & TIMS card.
  • All accommodations in lodges/Tea Houses During the Treks.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 trekkers) with Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance).
  • Oxygen bottle and Medical Supplies (First aid kit will be Available).
  • Sleeping bag, Down jacket and Duffie bag. ( Refundable)
  • Trekking T-shirt, Trekking map and Waterdrop.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara and return back Pokhara to Kathmandu tourist bus ticket.

Exclude

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • International Airfare/Airport tax, City tour Sightseeing entry fees.
  • Alcoholic, and cold drinks, and hot showers.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, camera, and mobile battery charging.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Personal trekking gears.
  • Tips for trekking staffs.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.

Equipments list

1. Water Bottle

3. Day-pack or Backpack

4. Trekking Shoes or Hiking Boots

5. Swiss Knife

6. Torchlight or Flashlight

7. Hand Sanitizer

8. Trek Pants or Trousers

9. Cap or Hat

10. Sunscreen, Sunblocks, and Lipbalms

11. Hiking Pole

12. Smart-phone or Compact Camera

13. Power-bank

14. Sunglasses