Mardi Himal Trek - 9 Days

Mardi Himal Trek in Nepal

Mardi Himal Trek (4500m) is an ideal choice for those adventure lovers who are looking for an off-beaten path trekking experience in Himalaya. It is the lowest and perhaps the least visited trekking peak in Nepal. This trek routs us quietest parts of the Annapurna region of Nepal, leading up to Mardi Himal Base Camp and finally the high camp. The trek takes us throughout the forest, typical villages, valleys, terraced farms, dazzling rivers and the amazing views of the Annapurna, Machhapuchre (Fishtail in Nepali) and Hiunchuli mountains. Another benefit of this trekking route is that the trail makes a small circuit up to the base camp of Mardi Himal so that we don’t have to backtrack over the same terrain. During the trek, we stay in tea-houses (lodges), try local food, appreciate the excellent hill and mountain landscape; and marvel at the panoramic views of the massive Himalayan mountains including Annapurna, Machhapuchre, Hiunchuli and Mardi Himal and conclude the trip with sightseeing of Kathmandu city.

Itinerary

Day 1
ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU

Welcome to Kathmandu airport. Meet and greet by our team and transfer to the hotel. Check-in and rest the remaining day on your own for relaxation. Depends upon your arrival time, our team will introduce and present the next day’s activity briefly at your hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Accommodation: Double / Twin sharing bedroom inclusive Dinner.

Day 2
KATHMANDU – POKHARA – KANDE – DEURALI | BY ROAD 6 HOURS

Have your early morning breakfast at your hotel. At 6 am our team will pick you up from your hotel and transfer to the luxury tourist bus station at Kathmandu. After then check-in and ride the bus to Pokhara. It depends upon the traffic situation; our ride may be about 5 to 6 hours to reach Pokhara. During the drive, you will see beautiful Trishuli river valley, villages, waterfall and rice terraced.

On arrival in Pokhara, our team will welcome you and drive to the trekking starting point Kande. Prepare your trekking gear then brief information about your trek, precaution and start your solo leaded trek to Mardi Himal. Our trail climbs for about one hour thirty minutes to the ridge at an altitude of 2,060 meters. We will reach the most famous camp after clearing the forest with lodge settlement which is known as Australian camp. From the Australian camp, you will enjoy a scenic panoramic view of the Annapurna range and beautiful valley of Pokhara.

Our trail continues to wind throughout the rhododendron forest to the mountain pass knows as ‘Deulrali’ which is overlooking into the Modi River valley wedged between the Annapurna South, Mardi Himal and Mt. Fishtail. Today, we will overnight at Deurali.

Accommodation: Double / Twin Sharing local Guest House | Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 3
DEURALI TO LOW CAMP (2,950M) – 6 HOURS

Enjoy the beautiful morning breakfast in the ridge-top village of Deurali. After breakfast, we will continue our trek to the main Annapurna Trekking trail and follow the forested ridge via the Forest camp to Low Camp. As mentioned, this is an off-beaten trekking trail which are newly discovered, there are no teahouse along the way, and we need to be well prepared having packed lunch and sufficient water for today’s trek. Our trek gradually climbs the uphill throughout the beautiful rhododendron forest following the ridge.

After reaching the low camp, we will have limited tea houses around. You will enjoy an amazing view of Mardi Himal and Mt. Fishtail which stands just in front of your forehead. A beautiful impression and atmosphere where you stand just below the clear blue sky with the view of layers of Himalayan foothills and sweeping valley toward the South. Today, we will make our overnight station at Lower Camp.

Accommodation: Double / Twin Sharing local Guest House | Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 4
LOW CAMP – HIGH CAMP (3,555M) – 3 HOURS

After breakfast, we will start our trek towards the High camp today. We will be ascending our trek trail along the ridge towards Mardi Himal and Mt. Fishtail then reach finally the Badal Danda which means Cloud’s hill. We will continue our trek leaving the tree line and reach the scrubby alpine zone. We will be enjoying amazing scenery of snowcapped peaks of Hiuchuli, Annapurna south and Fishtail very close above the valley. The High camp is a small pasture which we will reach after a trek of 3 hours from Low Camp to High camp but we will limit today’s first-day high altitude trek within High camp for acclimatization. Here we will find only 3 local lodges that accommodate all the adventure trekker to the Mardi Himal.

Today, we will make our overnight station above the clouds and closers to the snowcapped peaks. Enjoy an amazing snowcapped mountain from the high camp.

Accommodation: Double / Twin Sharing local Guest House | Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 5
HIGH CAMP – BASE CAMP EXPLORATION (4500M) – HIGH CAMP (6 HOURS)

Today, we will have the most challenging trek than other days with a steep climb to the Base Camp. The first part of the trek may take us about 2 hours to reach the Mardi Himal Base Camp (MBC) and finally, we will complete the main base camp in another 2 hours. From the top, you will enjoy great scenery of Mardi Himal and Mt. Fishtail just above us whereas amazing peak of Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gangapurna stands another hand.

After the exploration of Mardi Himal Base Camp, we will descend our trek to High camp and overnight.

Accommodation: Double / Twin Sharing local Guest House | Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 6
HIGH CAMP TO SIDDING ( 6 HOURS)

After breakfast, we will descend our trek about 5 hours to Sidding. Since it is a bit steep and slippery descending trail, we will not keep us under pressure today.

Finally, our descending trekking trail takes us into a beautiful traditional village of Siding and overnight.

Accommodation: Double / Twin Sharing local Guest House | Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 7
SIDDING – LWANG GHALE VILLAGE (1,500M) – 4 HOURS

Have your breakfast and prepare to continue the trek towards the beautiful Gurung village. Today our trail passes through steep rhododendron and Maple forest to the permanent settlements which is closer to valley basin.

Finally, we will reach the Lwang Ghale village is known by the rich culture and friendly villagers which are the best place to watch the Nepalese countryside lifestyle and the most exciting canyoning adventure waterfall. The village produces and supplies itself organic food which is farmed in 5o hectors of land. The local people offer homestay accommodation a well.

Accommodation: Double / Twin Sharing local Home Stay | Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 8
LWANG GHALE VILLAGE – POKHARA – KATHMANDU | BY FLIGHT

Today morning, have your breakfast. Then, our team will pick us up at Lwang Ghale village and drive back to Pokhara domestic airport. After reaching Pokhara airport, you will fly back to Kathmandu. In Kathmandu’s domestic airport, our team will pick you up and transfer to the hotel in Kathmandu or in the city of Patan.

At evening dinner at your hotel and overnight in Kathmandu or in Patan.

Accommodation: Hotel Accommodation | Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9
TRANSFER TO KATHMANDU INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

After breakfast, check out. Our team will coordinate for your departure flight and transfer you to Kathmandu international airport to take your flight to further destination.

Accommodation: Breakfast

Inclusions

  • 2 Nights’ Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with daily breakfast as per your chosen category of Hotel. The dinner will be arranged at hotel or at a restaurant as per the arrangement by our team.
  • 6 Nights’ Trekking local lodge accommodation inclusive breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • 1 porter to assist your bag and trekking gear for each 2 PAX.
  • 1 Experienced licensed Trekking guide for your trek to Mardi Himal.
  • Private transfer in Kathmandu Airport to hotel – Kathmandu airport & Pokhara Airport to hotel – Pokhara airport.
  • One-way Luxury Tourist Bus Ticket from Kathmandu – Pokhara.
  • Jeep transfer from Pokhara – Kande trek starting point & Ghale Gau – Pokhara airport.
  • One-way domestic air Ticket from Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • ACAP Fees for the Trek.
  • TIMS Fees for the Annapurna region.
  • 10% Service charge and 13% VAT.

Exclusions

  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Visa Fees for Nepal. Possible to obtain on arrival at the airport.
  • Personal Expenses such as Liquor, Laundry, Late-check out and phone calls.
  • Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like flight delay/ cancellation/ hike in fare, strike, Rescue or any other natural calamities.
  • The Beverage and Dinner not included in Itinerary.
  • Personal Expenses such as Liquor, Laundry, room Services, phone calls etc.
  • Trekking gears.
  • Medical evacuation in case of Emergency.
  • Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like flight delay/ cancellation/ hike in fare, strike or any other natural calamities.

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Mardi Himal Trek
Price From USD $ 985 / person
985
Total $ 985 USD

Trip Facts

  • 9 Days
  • SIC Group Tour
  • 4,250m (13,600ft)
  • Moderate
  • 7+ years old
  • Hotels in Cities & Guesthouses during the Trek
  • Full Board. All 3 times a day meals inclusive.
  • 2 - 12 Persons
  • Experienced Licensed Guide
  • Kathmandu Airport

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