Overview

Slightly off the beaten, Mardi Himal trek is relatively newer route in Annapurna region which offers mesmerizing views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchre and Manaslu ranges.

The trek passes through a various villages and forests which ensures a true blend of village lifestyle and natural experience. The trekkers who prefer to avoid the busy trekking trail, this trek fits really well.

A. Itinerary in Detail (10 Days)

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m)

Warm welcome and pick up from the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. We take a short drive from the airport to our hotel then briefing about the trip

Day 02: Drive to Pokhara (827m): 6-7 hours

We can enjoy the beautifully terraced farms, little shops by the side of the road and the raging Trishuli River on our drive to Pokhara also referred to as the ‘City of Lakes.’ From the city, we get great views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre, the five peaks of Annapurna. Pokhara is also a tourist destination, so we take some time out in the evening and enjoy!  Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 03: Drive to Phedi and trek to Deurali (2100m): 30 minutes drive, 4-5 hours trek

After an early morning breakfast, we start our adventure with a drive to Phedi and start trekking from there. We walk on stone steps, terraced fields and through villages and forests before reaching Dhampus where we have lunch. We continue our walk to Deurali which is a small village beautifully located on a ridge with good views of the Annapurna South, Mardi Himal and Macchhapuchhare. Overnight in Deurali.

Day 04: Deurali to forest camp (2,520m): 6-7 hours

Our trail passes through lush forest dotted with the red rhododendrons. The flowers are a common sight in Nepalese hills and it is no surprise that its Nepal’s national flower. Our trail is very quiet until we reach a clearing of the forest camp. We can take rest and explore the area which is also known locally as Kokar. Overnight in Forest Camp.

Day 05: Forest Camp to low camp (2970m): 5-6 hours

We continue to walk through dense forests admiring Nepal’s rich biodiversity and reach the low camp. From here, the fantastic view of Mt. Machapuchhre (Mt. Fishtail) up the valley is mesmerizing. We can spend some time in the evening observing the local lifestyle. Overnight in low camp.

Day 06: Low camp to high camp (3540m): 3-4 hours

We trek uphill alongside a ridge towards Mardi Himal and Macchhapuchhre. The tree lines start getting thinner and the area mostly consists of shrubs with isolated rhododendron bushes along the trail. If lucky, we might even come across the Daphne pheasant (national bird of Nepal) on our way to high camp. We ascend up to the high camp, which the final destination of the day. From here the mountain views are stunning. Overnight in high camp.

Day 07: High camp to upper viewpoint (4250m), return back to high camp: 2-3 hours

On our trek to the upper viewpoint we ascend and descend, and sometimes on a steep and narrow trail. Our trail passes through pastures and we hike along a narrow ridge before reaching the Upper Viewpoint. The view of the Himalayan vista from here is astonishing. We see Mardi Himal (5587m), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna south (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Baraha Shikhar (Mt. Fang) (7647m), Tent Peak (5695m), Singhachuli (6501m), Machapuchhre (6993m) and others. We trek back to the high camp for an overnight stay.

Day 08: High camp to Sidhing Village (1700m): 6-7 hours

We take a different route in high camp that takes us to Sidhing instead of going back down to Mardi Himal. The different route lets us experience something different and makes our trek exciting.  Siddhing offers a quiet stay for trekkers as it is tucked away from the busier trails. Overnight in Siddhing.

Day 09: Trek to Lumre, drive to Pokhara and fly to Kathmandu: 2-3 hours trek, 2 hours drive and 25 minutes flight

After an early breakfast, we walk towards Lumre finally reaching the road from where we begin our drive to Pokhara. After reaching the city, we continue our drive to its domestic airport and fly back to Kathmandu. Someone from Himalayan Glacier will pick us from the airport and drop us off at our hotel. We take a rest and freshen up. In the evening, there will be a farewell dinner to celebrate the successful completion of our Mardi Himal Trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 10: Final departure

Drop off to the airport with beautiful memory back home

Cost: Please contact us for a quote

(The cost varies with the number of trekkers in the group. Please contact us with the number of trekkers for the exact quote)

B. Itinerary in Detail (14 Days)

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu. Welcome and pick up from airport and transfer to hotel. Trip introduction.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu that includes the visits to many historical and cultural monuments.

Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus.
Day 04: Drive Pokhara to Kande and trek to Deurali, 2100m
Day 05: Trek Deurali to Forest Camp, 2600m
Day 06: Trek Forest Camp to Low Camp, 2970m
Day 07: Trek Low Camp to High Camp, 3550m
Day 08: Trek Hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp, 4500m and return to High camp.
Day 09: Trek High Camp to Forest Camp
Day 10: Trek Forest Camp to Jhinu Hot Spring
Day 11: Trek Jhinu Hot Spring to Ghandruk
Day 12: Trek Ghandruk to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara
Day 13: Drive back Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 14: Departure to home.

 

Cost: Please contact us for a quote

(The cost varies with the number of trekkers in the group. Please contact us with the number of trekkers for the exact quote)

Cost Includes

  • Accommodation in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis as per the itinerary
  • City tour in Kathmandu with guide by private vehicle
  • Entry fees when sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • National Park Trekking/Entry Permit
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) registration fee
  • Round trip / internal flights / overland transport / if needed / as per the itinerary
  • Accommodation in guest tented camp during the trek
  • Three meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) a day during the trek and seasonal fresh fruit after every dinner
  • Qualified and experienced trekking guide and porter services
  • Transportation, accommodation, meal allowance, equipment and insurance for trekking staff
  • All the official paper work and all the applicable government taxes
  • Airport transfers for internal flights
  • Sleeping bag, down jacket and rucksack if required
  • Farewell Dinner with typical local cultural program
  • Airport pick-up on arrival and drop-off on departure 

Important Note and Optional Activities

Please note: All the trekking itineraries are flexible and can be revised in order to best meet your requirements i.e. your time, interests etc. Please make contact with us if you have any special requirements or interest.

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