Trip Facts
Activity
Moderate
Maximum Elevation
4260 M
Trip Length
12 Days
Trip Mode
Tea House
Minimum Pax
+2
Best Time
Oct - May

Overview

Total Trip – 12 Days
Trekking – 08 Days
Kathmandu – 3 Nights
Pokhara – 2 Nights

The Mardi Himal Trek is one of the most picturesque, untouched and basic lodge or Lodge trek in the Annapurna region. Mardi Himal Trek on many others treks, we do not get such a rich diversity of stunning panoramic views. Moreover, the remoteness, sence of peaceful and close experience of various Himalayan cultures. The trail goes through remarkable, traditional villages, beautiful rhododendrons and oak forests and offers wonderful views of the magnificent Annapurna and Manaslu ranges.

On your arrival day in Kathmandu, Himalayan Trails Trekking & Climbing organizes an authentic Nepali welcome dinner with ethnic cultural entertainments. Likewise, also to know your guide close up and can talk more details about your Mardi Himal trek. We explored the sights, and sounds of world heritage sites in the Kathmandu valley before we drive or fly to the peaceful lake city of Pokhara. You can interact with your guide before you fly or drive to the natural peaceful city of Pokhara. Once you checked in Hotel at pokhara then will explore around the Fewa Lake in the afternoon, and spend a night in Pokhara.

However, next morning after the breakfast we drive about 30 minuets from Pokhara and our adventure starts to Mardi Himal. The trail starts up gradually through the rice fields and traditional cultural villages. The remote and less trekked high alpine settlement through pine and oak forest then you will reach to Pipa. Which offer you the stunning views of high Himalayas ranges including above 8,000 m peaks. Like, Annapurna and Manaslu range including most beautiful mountain (Machhapuchre) Fish Tail.

 Mardi Himal Trek is New destinations in Annapurna

The destination of your trip to Mardi Himal Base camp will be a joyous one through Thulo kharka. And viewing the misty lower valley, paddy filed and a part of pokhara valley. Consequently, the spectacular lofty peak of Machhapuchre, Annapurna range include terrific Manaslu range.  Once meet your destinations, we descend through the beautiful forest and follow the route which is steep descend towards the upper Mardi Khola. Certainly, white water of Mardi Khola’s white water is formed by the snow and Ice of Mardi Himal. It is untouched and new area, the tracks are not often used like commercial Annapurna trekking route. This holiday trips takes us through the farmland, over bridges, warm valley, and friendly people and traditional villages.

Short Itinerary

  • Day 01: KTM Arrival pick up from Airport and welcoming by garland and transfer to Hotel
    O/ N Hotel -BB
  • Day 02: Half day city Tour/ trek briefing and preparation and welcome dinner
    O/ N Hotel – BDB
  • Day 03: Drive/ Fly to Pokhara (820 m)
    O/N Hotel B/B
  • Day 04: Drive to Kande (1770 m) and Trek to Pothana via Australian Camp (2,065 m)
    O/N Lodge – (BLD)

  • Day 05: Pothana – Forest camp (2,625 m) 6-7 hours
    O/N Lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 06: Forest Camp – Bandal Danda (3,250 m) 4-5 hours
    O/N Lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 07: Bandal Danda – High camp (3,600 m) 3-4 hours
    O/N Lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 08: Morning excursion to upper viewpoint (4,250 m) 2-3 hours and back to Bandal Danda
    O/N Lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 09: Bandal Danda – Sidhing Village (1,710 m) 5-6 hours
    O/N Lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 10: Sidhing Village – Lwang
    O/N Home–Stay – (BLD)
  • Day 11: Lwang – Drive back to Pokhara
    O/ N Hotel –(BLB)
  • Day 12: Drive / Fly to KTM
    O/N Hotel – (BDB)
  • Day 13: Departure day to airport by privet vehicle and back to home share experiences with family and friends unforgettable memory of Mardi Himal trek.

Important Note

The above itinerary is a guidelines and a standard outline we advise to help you to plan your trip, we can be Expand, modified and also offer Tailor–Made trips according to your requirements and availability of the time frame, before trip booked. But when trip starts your Leader or guide only legally responsibly to change itineraries foremost group interest.

Itinerary

On your arrival day in Kathmandu, You will be received by the representative staff from Himalayan Trails Trekking & Climbing P Ltd with proper greeting. You will be taken to the hotel where you have your time to settle in and freshen up.

Overnight at Hotel –B/D

The very next morning, after breakfast you will leave for a Half day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath) which is one of the largest stupas in the world. After city tour we get together for trek briefing as per the time given by your leader. After short briefing you can hang out to the necessary places you might need to go before trekking like, Money changer, ATM, Market ETC. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Himalayan Trails Trekking & Climbing. For dinner, you will be served excellent cuisine.

Overnight at Hotel B/B

After having your breakfast, we will drive you to the Domestic Airport we take an early morning 30 minutes Pokhara flight and enjoy amazing views of the Himalayas from the right side of our plane. Or you can take a Tourist bus to Pokhara about 6-7 hour drive via scenic Prithivi Highway enjoying short stops for lunch and breakfast and scenic beauty all the way around. Check in to the hotel, after freshen up, you will be free to explore the city by yourself.

Overnight at Hotel B B

 

After breakfast, we take an early morning drive to Kande to begin our trek. We ascent gradually towards Australian Camp, If the weather permits you can have a magnificent views of Annapurna South, Hiun Chuli, Annapurna I and IV, Fishtail and Lamjung Himal then after that slightly downhill to Pothana.

Overnight at Lodge (BLD)

After breakfast we continue our start our trek leaving villagers behind. We enter an enchanted forest of birch, giant rhododendron, mountain oak, maple, and hemlock. If the weather is clear we will see stunning mountain views while trekking.

Overnight at Lodge (BLD)

After breakfast we start our journey towards Bandal Danda. After walking we will reach Rest Camp. From where we can see the mountains view. Hiking through the Rhododendron forests, closer view to mountains will ease the pain we will start our hike to Low Camp. From here trek continues to Badal Danda from where you could excellent panoramic views of snow Himalaya.

Overnight at Lodge (BLD)

After having breakfast our trails continue through the midst of green forest, beautiful villages, amazing landscapes, brooks we will reach Low Camp from here we get spectacular views of Machhapuchhre ahead and Annapurna South to left. The trail then undulates along the ridge and after about 3 hours trekking we arrived at High Camp (3,600m).

Overnight at Lodge (BLD)

Wake up early in the morning to get to viewpoint from high camp. The trail heading to Upper View Point 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 herders’ huts. The view of the Himalayan vista from here is outstanding. 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 Bandal Danda for night stay.

Overnight at Lodge (BLD)

After having breakfast our journey continues from Bandal Danda to Low Camp. From here we start to trek through the pine and rhododendron forest to reach Sidhing Village. Sidhing is a traditional Nepalese village and still very much away from the busier tourist treks. The Village is situated on a junction to other East and West route of Mardi Himal as the walk leads to warmer area.

Overnight at Lodge (BLD)

After having Breakfast in Sidhing Village we have to start our trek downhill.The trail climbs down steeply through rhododendron and Maple forest till arriving Lwang Village. Lwang is a self-sufficient Gurung village with rich culture and happy people. The village is the best place to watch Nepalese countryside lifestyle and enjoy the organic food. The village farmers also grow organic tea in 50 hectors of land.

Overnight at Lodge (BLD)

After having Breakfast we will drive from Lwang to Pokhara. . Upon reaching Pokhara you may choose to walk around the lakeside or spend couple of time buying token of love to your loved ones.

Overnight at Hotel (BLD)

After Breakfast transfer to airport and fly back to Kathmandu or we can also drive back via Tourist bus.

O/N Hotel (B B) 

One of our company representatives will assist you to get to the airport by privet vehicle as per your flight departure time and back to home share experiences with family and friends unforgettable memory of Mardi Himal Trek.

Dates & Cost

Date & Cost 

Trip Start Date Trip End Date Price Status Book
25 April 2018 8 May 2018 US$ 950 Book Now

Inclusive

Mardi Himal Trek :- 09 Days 

Cost Includes

  • Arrival airport pick up and Departure transfers on both domestic and international flights
  • Accommodation 3 stars Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara on a twin share bed with B/B plan
  • According to CHOICE of menu 3 times meal B/F, Lunch & Dinner with 2 cups of tea or coffee in
  • breakfast and every meals a cup of while the trekking.
  • Responsible trekking policy of two Trekkers: One porter.
  • Accommodations at clean and comfortable local Tea House / Lodge during the trek
  • English speaking guided half day city tour with world heritage sites
  • All domestic flight, Airport taxes, private transportations starting & ending points of trek.
  • English Speaking Experience local Mountain Guides – by Himalayan Trails trained and Nepal
  • government licensed holder as well as First Aid Eco trained, along the trek basic complete First Aid Kits
  • Assistants Guide and other support staff if indeed
  • Annapurna Trekking Map
  • Insurance of all staffs Guide, Assistants, Porters, Accommodations, food and reasonable salary during the treks
  • All necessary officials pepper work
  • TIMS  and Annapurna Conservation Fee (ACAP)
  • Warm clothing and required trekking gear for porters
  • Travel and Rescue arrangements
  • All the Government VATs & Taxes
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner as per itinerary

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal Entry Visa fees (US$ 40 per person for 30 days)
  • International Airfare
  • Your Travel Insurance
  • Lunch, Dinner & Drinks in the cities.
  • Any kind of drinks & personal expenses on trek
  • Hot shower, Electricity Bills during trek
  • Personal gear & clothing
  • Medical evacuation encase of Emergency
  • Tips and Items of a personal nature like postage and laundry
  • Expenses deserve due to Natural or manmade hazards like landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. will be charge extra as per actual and anything not specify on the cost above.

Fitness

Mardi Himal Trek

TRAIN AND FITNESS 

Physical fitness is one of the most key elements on the trek. The trekking in the Himalayan is not forced on it and pacing is always slow, most of the days generally being shorter than a hiking day at your home country. We believe that should be you’re imaginable of its kind of holiday trip literally than a contest to provide evidence of the travelers. We maintain situated so as to allow easy access to your trip can be demanding but not a difficult. You can make your own speed and enjoy your trip stunning atmosphere rather than following to other to catch. Himalayan Trails, recommend that you assume on a good fitness agenda proceeding to your trip although and one that builds up general strength and specific leg muscle groups. There is nothing like hiking with a bag pack to train for trek in Himalaya. So our best advice is to get out into the Hills or Alps as often as you can. You better ware your hiking boots and carry about 5-6 kg in your day bag-pack; this is a good weight to walk with it.

If you are doing Gym then which can be helpful and work on the thigh and calf muscles but better to build your heart rate over 50%. Any kind of heart breed activities are good but swimming will not add it doesn’t train right muscles groups better added other exercise to be effective. Hiking in Hills, Alps would be the best preparation for a trek in Nepal.

EXPERIENCE FOR THE NEPAL TREK

The trekking trail and area of Nepal mostly well trodden and natural path most of the regions, even though it can be rocky and rough in some parts. It is not precipitous and there is no rock climbing or Mountaineering which is requiring equipments. It is hike most of the way in Himalaya, but some parts of the hills can be steep up and down and can be longer!

On the way you may meet many people along the trails as well as Donkeys, Yaks and heavy load porters. Walking in the Himalaya there is rule of the way when meet an approaching Donkeys, Yaks and porters always make sure you step to always on side where wide enough to passes through each other,( towards slopes side of the hill or inside of the Trail). Note: never ever stand ridged sides of the trail. If you stand, it means, we call (outside standing is suicide and inside is safe site) because it can be push by them down to mountains or rivers.

The trekking poles are very useful, if you have problems with knees, depending on weather or personal choice for using them. Even though higher up, ice path, moraine, open slopes may give you extra support from it, also quite easy to follow the path.
Always final sections are can be Glacier itself and high elevation, it is bit difficult and occasionally slippery under trails. The ice is covered in water stones and dirt, so where a coolant produces cold temperatures in the surface below.

Comfortable, good sole, ankle support (4 seasons) trekking boots water proof are recommended for the high passes trek but for the lower trek light weight hiking boots are fine to protect you beside, probably going over an ankle, low altitude trek heavy boots will be hot and unwieldy.

ACCOMMODATION ON THE TREK

Tea house trek accommodation will be in comfortable tea houses and lodges run most of the area by local families, except people specify a preference for tents. Every tea house or lodge has a common heated Chimney in the dining hall, although the bedrooms are not heated with mattresses, pillows and two beds in a room. We recommend you to bring your own sleeping bag (3 seasons in normally fine) but possibility is also you can buy and hire in Kathmandu.

Generally most of the tea houses have hot showers by gas gizzards and they have squire toilets but some area have and use drop toilets with flush systems.

For the Camping/ Tent trekking we use branded company tents which are for two persons comfortably can sleep and can put your luggage on side, and we provide you the mattresses. Tents are fixed always near the guest house and eating in our own dining tent, sometimes eating can be indoors, depends on possibility. So toilets sometimes you will use from the lodge but obvious we will have our privet toilet tents too.

Himalayan Trails support 

Our main back bones of the trek are porters, will carry your main duffle bag up to a maximum weight of 12-14 kg per guest and supply for all the groups needs, if you need to go back down to the valley together with assisting you. Apart from specially camping, all the accommodations are in local lodge or Tea houses which are well prepared, warm and friendly environment.

Our entire trip we run by permanently Guides or Leaders, who have been employed over ten years with us and been training personally high standard leadership and first aid by our company. They know how to deal with emergencies and speak fluently English. They are always helpful and look after you so many years have been working with tourist and westerns, they know the westerns needs and understanding. Our porters are always who works with us forever all our teams are dedicated and they will provide high standards services.