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- star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
- teahouse lodge during the trek.
- Welcome dinner in a famous Nepali restaurant.
- all meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
Mardi Himal is a one of a kind treks in the Annapurna Region of Nepal best known for the easy trails which are equally mesmerizing and adventurous. The path takes you to unravel the geographically amazing Annapurna Region with dense flora and fauna along with high standing Himalayas.
The highlight of the Mardi Himal Trek is perhaps the views of Mardi Himal, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and the Annapurna Massif. From the wildly beautiful valleys to the green forests, swift-flowing streams, milky white waterfalls, and alpine meadows the Mardi Himal trail is a full wanderlust package that is yet to be discovered.
The Mardi Himal Trek starts from the city of Pokhara and heads to the upper Mardi Khola crossing the forest of pines, juniper, and rhododendron. The landscape slowly and eventually changes as you move ahead. The white Himalayan ranges peeking from between the tree lines give a sense of calmness. The trek then heads Forest Camp, a rest camp, Badal Danda, High camp and ultimately the Mardi Himal Viewpoint which is the base camp and the highlight of the entire trek.
The Mardi Himal Trek is best suited for all nature lovers both amateur and experts to discover the wild yet subtle side of Nepal.
Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu city
Day 2: Trek preparation and sightseeing
Day 3: Drive or fly to Pokhara (825 m) 6 hrs
Day 4: Drive to Phedi and trek to Pothana (2006 m) 4 hrs
Day 5: Trek to Forest Camp- Rest camp (2560m) 6 hrs
Day 6: Trek from Rest Camp to Low Camp and then Badal Danda (3250 m) 5 hrs
Day 7: Trek from Badal Danda to High Camp (4100m) 6 hrs
Day 8: Trek from High Camp to Mardi View Point- Mardi Base Camp and then to Low Camp (2990 m) 6 hrs
Day 9: Trek from Low Camp to Siding Village (1280 m) then drive to Pokhara (850m) 4 hrs
Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 11: Departure
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Arrival at Kathmandu city
You will be welcomed by our staff at the Tribhuvan international airport in Kathmandu. You will then be transferred to your respective hotels. After taking refreshment, you can head outside and enjoy the evening market of Thamel. Enjoy some Nepali meal and drinks at dinner and then join in for folk cultural dances.
Trek preparation and sightseeing
This day has been set for sightseeing around the Kathmandu valley. The guide will brief you about Nepal’s unique geography and culture and will also suggest the checklist for pacing your bags for the trek. After the preparation, you can head out for an excursion on the UNESCO world heritage sites situated in Kathmandu. If you love ancient history and architecture, then you can visit the courtyards of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Lalitpur. If you are seeking for some knowledge on the religion and heritage of Nepal, then you can visit Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, or Pashupatinath temples. Return to your hotel, and enjoy some Nepali food.
Drive or fly to Pokhara (825 m) 6 hrs
You will be leaving the Kathmandu valley and heading towards Pokhara. You can either take a tourist bus to Pokhara or can take a flight. The drive takes around 5 to 6 hours but is filled with scenic views of the green hills and distant mountains. However, the flight takes approximately 30 minutes and offers a birds-eye view of the mountain range below. Upon reaching Pokhara, you can take some rest at your hotel, and the set out to enjoy boating at Phewa lake. The spectacular views of Macchapuchre and Mt. Annapurna are visible.
Drive to Phedi and trek to Pothana (2006 m) 4 hrs
This is the day when you will begin your actual hike for the Mardi Himal Trek. After having breakfast, you take a tourist bus and head to Phedi. The drive is mesmerizing since you will be offered with naturally astounding views of hills, forests, and mountain ranges at a far distance. You will then head to Pothana as you hike towards Dhampus village. Stay overnight at a hotel in Pothana.
Trek to Forest Camp- Rest camp (2560m) 6 hrs
On this day, after having breakfast, you will take the trail that leads to the Forest Camp. The path is filled with a dense forest of birch, giant mountain oak, rhododendron, maple, daphnia, and hemlock. You will then take a climb towards a cloud filled misty forest where you will be welcomed with beautiful mosses, lichen, orchids and tree ferns. Due to the dampness and occasional sunshine, the trees are taller, denser and larger around here. From here on, you will see the views of Mt. Machhapuchrey, Annapurna massif, and the Mardi Himal. You will finally reach the Rest Camp. Stay overnight at a lodge.
Trek from Rest Camp to Low Camp and then Badal Danda (3250 m) 5 hrs
You will be getting closer to the Mardi Himal Base Camp with each passing day. On this day, you will head to the low Camp and then Badal Danda from the Rest Camp. O the way you will be passing through the lush green jungle with trees of Pines, oaks and even spot rhododendron bushes. The Annapurna’s southern ridge will be on full display on this day. You will head to the Badal Danda which in English means the hill of clouds so that you can expect mesmerizing scenery from high above. Stay overnight at a lodge in Badal Danda.
Trek from Badal Danda to High Camp (4100m) 6 hrs
Early in the morning, you will head to the High Camp which is a challenging walk. You will pass tree lines from where you will see the panoramic views of Annapurna and Hiunchuli. The trail will then take you to the Mardi Himal ridge where you will be offered with pictures of lush rhododendron bushes. You will also get to see the national bird of Nepal, Danphe if you are very lucky.
Trek from High Camp to Mardi View Point- Mardi Base Camp and then to Low Camp (2990 m) 6 hrs
On this day, you will begin your trek towards the Mardi View Point/Mardi Base Camp which is the highlight of the entire trek. Since you will have to reach the low camp at the end of the day, this day’s trek is known to be a little challenging than other days. The trail will slowly take you uphill to the Mardi Himal Base Camp where many of the trekkers take numerous photos. On a clear day, the view of the Mardi Himal is on full display along with other surrounding mountain range. The panoramic views of Mt. Macchapuchrey and Annapurna range are also seen clearly from the viewpoint. After getting the views imprinted in your mind, you will head towards the low camp at 2990. Upon reaching low camp, you can have some refreshments and take rest.
Trek from Low Camp to Sidding Village (1280 m) then drive to Pokhara (850m) 4 hrs
After having breakfast, you will be leaving the low camp and heading towards Sidding Village by following the Mardi Khola. Along the path, you will pass through lush green forest and crop fields with a few settlements nearby. After crossing a suspension bridge, you will walk down to the Sidding village which is an authentic and traditional Nepali village. The locals are known to be very hard working and rely mostly on agriculture for livelihood. After taking some rest at Sidding Village and enjoying their lifestyle, you will then board on a bus and drive to Pokhara. In the evening, you will be greeted with delicious food and drinks at your respective hotel.
Drive back to Kathmandu
You will be heading back to the lovely Kathmandu valley on this day after having breakfast. You will board on a tourist bus that will take you through lush greens, distant mountains, and hills, passing large crop fields and then to the city area of Kathmandu. In the evening, you can do some souvenir shopping at Thamel.
After the beautiful and adventurous Mardi Himal Trek, you will head back home to share your memories and adventurous time here in Nepal. You will be dropped off at the Tribhuvan International Airport. You can also make further plans to trek in the Annapurna, Everest, Langtang and other diverse regions in this beautiful country of Nepal shortly.
The Trip Cost Includes
- Airport pick up drop service
- 2nights accommodation in Kathmandu & 2nights accommodation in Pokhara on 2* 3* star hotel with breakfast (twin sharing base)
- Kathmandu city sightseeing
- Welcome dinner in a famous Nepali restaurant with Nepali culture dance program
- entry permits for Annapurna conversation area
- Tims permits (trekking information management system)
- teahouse accommodation during the treks( Twin sharing Base)
- 3 times meals a day such as breakfast, lunch, dinner and (3 times cup of tea) during the trekking
- stuffs insurance,well paid salary,equipment,food &hotel etc...
- trekking map ( 3 people one)if needed
- adventure certificate of achievement
- English speaking and government-licensed holder guide with first aid bag
- 1Porters between 2 people (who will help to carry your backpack)
- sleeping bag during the treks, if needed (to be returned after the trip completion)
- private transport to Pokhara treks start point & treks endpoint to Pokhara
- tourists bus comfortable transport Kathmandu to Pokhara&Pokhara to Kathmandu
The Trip Cost Excludes
- International airfare &nepali visa fee
- lunch and dinner in Kathmandu&Pokhara
- personal insurance & personal expenses(phone calls,internet,laundry,bar bills,battery recharge,extra porters,bottle or boiled water,hot shower,treks equipment, etc..)
- private transportation (car, vehicle, jeep, tourists bus by groups size,)if you needed fly tickets extras paid.
- tips for staffs( it is expected)
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