Mardi Himal Trek


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You need to be in average physical condition, able to walk up to a maximum of 5 hours a day on unpaved trails and track.

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Mardi Himal Trek / Mardi Base Camp Trekking, an adventure that leads you to explore the hidden areas of massive Annapurna Himalaya range of peaks, beneath towering South Face of magnificent Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’ peak where Mardi Himal base camp located.

An exciting and interesting country where walks leads you into the serene and tranquil wilderness away from main busy trekking trails and villages in the harmony of the beautiful scenery of high peaks of Annapurna, Mardi Himal, and Machhapuchare. Truly an enjoyable walks leading you into the enchanting woodland of tall trees of rhododendron-oaks-pines and fir tree lines, as walk progress heading higher where tree lines fade for short alpine bushes within scenic small plateau at Mardi Himal Base Camp.

Overall Views of Mardi Himal Trek:

Truly an exciting and scenic walks with varied changes with people-culture-vegetation and temperatures, within a short period of a week duration, certainly an adventure that leads you to fresh and clean mountain air one of the few adventures never to be missed when you plan your trips in Nepal Himalaya.

Mardi Himal Trek leads you to enjoyable and exciting walks with the varied and exceptional scenery of unique landscapes and awesome views of Himalayan peaks in the comfort of local village lodges with the warm hospitality of the native of Annapurna.

What to expect?

Mardi Himal trek rewards you with glorious close views of towering Machhapuchare Himal known as Fish Tail peak, due to its twin summit which is a virgin mountain the unclimbed peaks of Himalaya. Machhapuchare Himal, a respected mountain that dominates the Pokhara valley and on walks to Mardi Himal base camp.

The walk leads you into cool serene alpine woodland facing daily views of snow-capped peaks and dramatic landscapes with rolling green hills and valley, where our route leads away from main busy trekking trails. Trek to Mardi Himal, one of the main highlight of the adventure where you can enjoy views in the harmony of the total bliss of Mountain clean air.

Places and Culture of interest:

Mardi Himal Trekking where walking route leads you into nice traditional farm villages of Dhampus and Potana inhabited by hill tribe Gurung people famous as legendary Gurkha soldiers in foreign legions British and Indian Army since more than hundred years of history.

Gurung people the main occupation is farming and cattle herding apart from menfolk joining as soldiers, Gurung one of the largest tribe within mid and high hills of Annapurna and Lamjung Himal areas. Gurung practice Buddhist religion and culture with own special worship of natural spirits known as Bon practice. An interesting to observe local cultures and age-old custom before heading into marvelous Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek, most of the villages encountering in the beginning and at the end of the trek towards beautiful Pokhara and serene Phewa lakes blessed with mountain views.

Trail and Seasons:

Walking trails are well established till Deurali and Potana after the last village of Deuralin where our route leads into dense woodland with single narrow tracks within the complete wilderness of mountain vague and faint path in some section of the walks.

Trek starts with a drive to Pokhara and beyond where walk leads you from warm low areas to cooler alpine hills then into the mountainous zone. The best seasons for this trek to Mardi Himal, March onward to May, which is one of the high seasons, where you will witness wildflowers in bloom which makes the country alive with riots of colors from rhododendron and other wildflowers, morning till midday almost clear with sunshine late afternoon can get cloudy with chances of few showers and sometimes can get snowed.

September, October to December another best months and as well a high season for walks around Himalaya region with almost clear days can be cold in the morning and night times with full views of peaks with short sunlight from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.

On arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, received by View Nepal Treks staff and guide and then transfer to your hotels.
After checking into rooms and getting refreshed joining at meeting place for Mardi Himal Base Camp treks briefing with hotels, lodge on the route with do's and don’ts includes welcome dinner.

Meal

Dinner

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

Altitude

1,400 m

Today in Kathmandu preparation for the great trek, with last day to buy and hire gears required for the treks, for interested people can join in our half day tour around Kathmandu at places of great interest within world heritage sites.
Afternoon free at leisure preparation for Mardi Himal Base Camp trekking where exciting drive takes you to Nepal Mid-West Himalaya area.

Meal

Breakfast

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

Altitude

1,400 m

The morning starts with a drive on tourist coach or smaller vehicle as group size for an overland journey that takes you away from Kathmandu valley, heading into low warmer areas with views of snowcapped mountains. As drive continues on busy main highway past farm villages and town then heading Nepal Mid-West to reach at scenic Pokhara city. At Pokhara transfer to nice hotels by the serene lake Phewa with views of Annapurna and Manaslu mountain range with towering peaks of Machhapuchare ‘Fish Tail’.
(Options by air 30 minutes of scenic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara)

Meal

Breakfast

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

Altitude

1,400 m

After a wonderful overnight stop at Pokhara with grand views of Annapurna Himal and Machhapuchare peaks 'Fish Tail', completing breakfast then taking a drive beyond Pokhara valley to start our first days' trek. Drive along facing views of Annapurna Himalaya as ride leads past farm villages and towns and then drive leads ups on winding zig-zag road to reach at scenic hill ridge at Dhampus village, offers a super panorama of Annapurna-Manaslu range of mountains with magnificent Machhapuchare Himal the Fish Tail peak. From Dhampus one of the large Gurung villages adorned with Buddhist prayer flags on houses, where our first day walk starts with slow climb into cool shade of forest to reach at Potana village overlooking fabulous views of Annapurna peaks. After a brief stop at Potana few hours, walks leads to climbing into forested areas to reach at Deurali Hilltop for an overnight stop in this lovely scenic spot with the grand panorama of mountains and landscapes views.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

2,150 m

After a pleasant overnight stop in Deurali with fantastic morning views, walk begins heading north away from main trekking trail along a ridgeline into cool shade of forest facing views of Annapurna I and South with Huinchuli, towards east Annapurna IV-II and Lamjung Himal and then finally ending the day walk at Forest Camp for overnight stop, located in the middle of forest with number of simple lodges.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

2,520 m

From here, walk leads higher climb leads to steep uphill trail into forest walking past pasture land to reach at Low Camp for an overnight stop, as our walk leads closer to Mardi base camp at low Camp enjoy views of surrounding landscapes and mountains at close range.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

2,970 m

Morning walk leads with grand vista of beautiful landscapes and snow-clad peaks in perfect tranquil surrounding, as walk leads higher to reach at High Camp, where air gets cooler with steep climb to reach at High Camp, from here tree lines fades for short rhododendron and juniper bushes, High Camp located on remote and isolated spot with some nice simple lodge for overnight accommodation with basic facilities commanding super views of Annapurna Himalaya.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

3,700 m

Today walk leads to our final destination and as well the highest point of the adventure at above 4,500 m high.
The morning starts with a steep climb along a ridgeline to reach on a hidden plateau at the base of Mardi Himal just beneath towering Mt. Machhapuchare; this area is known also called as 'Other Sanctuary' named by early pioneer Jimmy Roberts when he first explored this in early 1970's. After enjoying the views of super mountain panorama return back on the same route for an overnight stop.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

4,500 m

Morning enjoys the super views and then retrace the walk back on the same route entering back into rich green vegetation and tall tree lines as walk reach you at Kokar or Forest Camp for last overnight stop in high hills of Mardi and Annapurna Himalaya.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

1,810 m

After a fabulous time on the high ridges of Mardi Himal with beautiful views and back into forest of rhododendron and pines trees, retracing the journey back on same trail at Jungle Camp and beyond with more downhill walk to reach at Sidang village located between the junction to another East and West route to Mardi Himal on warmer area for overnight stop before ending this lovely trek next day.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

1,750 m

From Siding village where our fabulous walks complete with morning drive of an hour takes you back to Pokhara after a great and wonderful time up in the high mountains.
At Pokhara with ample time to enjoy the views of Annapurna and as well for free individual activities by the shore of Phewa Lake.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

1,400 m

Enjoying lovely and pleasant overnight in magnificent Pokhara by the serene Phewa Lake with a super panorama of Annapurna range of mountains, where drive brings you back at Kathmandu with memorable moments around high hills of Mardi and Annapurna Himalaya with rest of the afternoon free at leisure.

Meal

Breakfast

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

Altitude

1,400 m

Today, last day in amazing Nepal with great experience and fond memories of excellent adventure on Mardi Himal Base Camp trekking, as per your time for international flight, View Nepal staff transfer you to the airport for your final departure homeward bound or to your next destinations.

Meal

Breakfast

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

Altitude

1,400 m

What is Included ?

    • All arrival and departure transportation airport / hotel / airport.
    • Three Star (Tourist Standard) hotel in Kathmandu with bed / breakfast basis.
    • A guide who can speak English and government licensed.
    • Porter (2 clients: 1 porter).
    • Food in Trekking (B-L-D).
    • Lodge accommodation during trekking.
    • Applicable TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems) card.
    • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) permit.
    • Transportation to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu with deluxe tourist bus before and after the trip and Pokhara - Dhampus -Pokhara by private car.
    • Welcome or Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural programs.

What is Excluded?

    • Nepal Visa-International airfare-personal travel / medical insurance.
    • Drinks items (soft & hard), personal expenses and clothing.
    • Emergency evacuation by any means of transportation including Heli services and personal medical kit.
    • Tips for guide and porter.
    • Early return from the trip due to personal / medical problem in this case clients should bear his / her own expenses on return from trek and in Kathmandu including expenses of accompanying guide / porters.

The given cost are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you. We also organizes trips on small groups, so we recommend you to reserve a seat for yourself by booking with us right away. Hurry! The adventure awaits you.

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