Mardi Himal Trek

Duration: 12 Days(5)of 7 reviews

Overview

  • Duration 12 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max. Altitude 4,500 Meter | 14,764 Ft
  • Trip Start and End Kathmandu- Pokhara
  • Trip Area Annapurna Region
  • Best Season February - May | September - December

Highlights

  • Sightseeing around Kathmandu including cultural heritage sites
  • Panoramic views of Mardi Himal, Annapurna, and Mt. Machhapuchhre.
  • Reach the Mardi Himal Base Camp (4,500m) and High camp (3,700m)
  • Stunning View of a mountain while on Sunrise and Sunset
  • Stunning views of terrain landscape and terraced farmlands
  • Interact with local people, their traditions and culture
  • A trail that has only been explored by a few trekkers.
  • Local Home stay and Tea garden.

Mardi Himal Trek is a newly discovered trek in the Annapurna region. It is one of the most stunning treks despite being the shortest trek in the Annapurna region. The trekking trail of Mardi Himal includes terrain, hidden, and the most beautiful landscape with some breathtaking glacial valleys.

While trekking in Mardi Himal you will pass through the dense forests of miraculous rhododendron and eventually reach the trail dominated by the hard rock formation. Trekking through the tough trail of Mardi Himal we can see the panoramic views of Mardi Himal, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli. The main objective of this trek is to reach the base camp of Mardi Himal from where you can view the entire Annapurna region. As the trek was recently discovered there are limited no of the tea house and some stops even lack tea houses. So, while on this trek we have to camp overnight at some stops which makes the trek even more interesting and adventurous.

NOTE: It is recommended that you should arrive in Kathmandu a day earlier before you start your trek (if you do not have a day tour of Kathmandu scheduled). And If you have scheduled a Kathmandu day tour you should arrive two days prior to the actual day of trekking.

If you are able to arrive a day earlier, it will be best for you as you will get some time to rest, know about the trekking you are doing, get info about the trekking routes, and get time to buy trekking equipment if necessary. Adding some extra days beside actual trekking days will help you enjoy your trip to Nepal to the fullest without having to worry about any preparations, flight delays, and missing international flights.

Itinerary

If you are planning your Mardi Himal Trek it's best if you go through the detailed itinerary. The detailed itinerary below has information about the altitude of various places you are going to be at, about the trail you will be hiking, and many other important factors which will be helpful for you while doing the actual trek. 

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In accordance with your flight schedule, we will be at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu to extend a warm welcome to you in our beautiful country for the beautiful trip. After exchanging warm welcome greetings at the arrival section, we will lead you to our vehicle to drop you off at our trip hotel. It’s a day at complete leisure, you will be on your own and you can do whatever you want to do for refreshment. But we definitely will be happy to guide you around the city.

On the second day of arrival, we will be interacting with each other. After early breakfast, every guest needs to arrive at the Company to review their trip so that they can buy and manage the required stuff for their trips.

After talking about the trip, we will be taking our guests for a cultural sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. The destination for sightseeing includes Swoyambhunath - the oldest monument in Kathmandu valley, Kathmandu Durbar Square – to see the temple of Living Goddess and other medieval architectural wonders, Pashupatinath – to immerse into Hindu death rites on the bank of a holy river, and Boudhanath – a massive Buddhist shrine considered as the biggest in the world.

As for the second day, we will travel to Pokhara either by bus or by flight. As we reach Pokhara we will have plenty of time to sightsee around the Pokhara. We will be staying overnight at a local guesthouse in Pokhara. If you are taking the bus route then you will be able to see the stunning views of terraced rice fields, beautiful landscape, Trisuli and Marsyangdi Rivers, and spectacular panoramic views of Ganesh Himal, Lamjung Himal, Manaslu, and most of Annapurna Himalayan Range.

After finishing up with our breakfast we will be driving to the Phedi. It will take us about half an hour and from here on we will be trekking to our final stop i.e. Pothana. Today’s trek will be steep uphill until we reach Dhampus. Starting from the Dhampus it will be an easy and pleasant trek in fresh air until we reach Pothana. We will be staying in the local teahouse.

Starting today we will be exploring the trail which has only been discovered by a few. After finishing up with breakfast we will walk until we reach the place called Pitam Deurali. From here on we will turn off the main trail for the Annapurna Sanctuary trek and continue on a new trail through a quite dense forest of rhododendron, maple, oak, and hemlock. We will have to hike for about 4 hours until we reach the final stop for the day. We will be staying at local lodges at the Kokar. Lodges around Kokar don’t have any separate dining rooms so we will be having dinner in the kitchen with the locals.

We will ascend to the Low Camp on today’s hiking. As we start climbing uphill we will get changes in the vegetation and the environment around the path. We will pass through the dense forest of more rhododendron and the trees are covered with lichen, tree ferns, and moss. As we reach the Low Camp we can see the stunning view of Mt. Machhapuchhre visible from the valley. We will be staying at local lodges overnight which have a dining room with an open fire.

As we are going to ascend above 3000 meters it is good for us to drink plenty of water. Today we will hike for about three and a half-hour. The final stop for today’s trek will be High Camp which is located at an altitude of 3,700m. The trail proceeds with the Mardi Himal ridge fundamentally on the grass with some detached rhododendron bushes along the route. Passing along the trail you will notice some stunning villages such as Ghandruk village and Chhomrong village. You will be seeing the panoramic view of the snow-capped mountains of Hiunchuli, South Annapurna, and Mt. Fishtail.

Early in the morning, we will wake everyone up for the view of the mountains in the sunrise. After that, we will be having our breakfast and starting another trek to the Mardi Himal Base camp.

The trail towards the Mardi Himal base camp is not too tough with the grass and a couple of steeper sections.

We will be seeing various kinds of flora and fauna. You will notice yak grazing on the grassland and various beautiful birds with stunning views of the landscape.

As we reach the Mardi Himal base camp we will be able to see the panorama view of the spectacular south face of Annapurna and all of the peaks in the Sanctuary as well as Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) and Hiunchuli.

We will be staying in a local Teahouse for the Overnight Stay.

As we have reached the final destination for our trekking we will start to descend to return bask to Kathmandu.

Today we will be descending towards the Siding village. It will be a long trek as it will take us about six hours to reach the Siding village from Mardi Himal base camp. Siding village is a traditional Nepali village still untouched by the modern lifestyle.

You can experience the local lifestyle of Nepali people in remote areas of Nepal. You can explore the traditional Nepali culture and tradition in this village.

We will be staying in Siding village for an overnight while having the traditional Nepali food as dinner.

Today we will be going back to Pokhara. We will be trekking to Lumre. While trekking we will pass through various traditional villages along the way. As we reach the Lumre you will see a jeep awaiting us. We will then check our stuff and drive back to Pokhara.

Today we will be staying overnight in Pokhara.

Today we will return to Kathmandu from the Pokhara. We will be returning on the tourist bus enjoying the fresh air and stunning views along the way.

We will have our launch along the way. After returning to Kathmandu you will get free time to roam around Thamel city. You can wander around Thamel and can buy the stuff you like.

On the last day of this trip, we drive you to the airport as per your flight schedule back to home or onward destination.

We will definitely hope that you enjoyed the Mardi Himal Yoga Trek and hope to see you for another adventure soon.

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Cost Details

Included

  • Airport pick up and drop off by private vehicle
  • Three-night accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara
  • Surface transfer to and from Pokhara by tourist bus then by private car to and from Nayapul.
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Kathmandu city tours, tour guides, and private transportation
  • One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide.
  • Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, and equipment. 
  • Accident insurance for all staff
  • Trekking map/ Trekking T-Shirt, and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medical kit, Oximeter to check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
  • ACAP Permit & TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
  • Government taxes & office service charge

Excluded

  • Personal Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa. You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 40 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 100. Please bring 2 passport-size photos.
  • Snacks /Drinks and other personal expenses
  • Hot showers during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • WiFi internet and phone call unless it’s free.
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

Useful Info

In Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition, your safety precedes every other thing. As this adventure entrails traveling in the remote mountainous region, we are always at mercy of nature. During the trip, the factors such as weather, natural disaster or a multitude of other factors which are beyond our control can subsequently bring the changes in the itinerary. Although all the itinerary we provide to you is guided and standard; please note that your team leader has the authority to alter or even drop the planned itinerary of any part if it is necessary due to safety concern. All the alternations or changes of the standard itinerary are made by the leader by taking into consideration the best interest of the whole group. We give our best effort to stick with the above-mentioned itinerary; however, in case of any unpredicted event which is beyond our control, you need to be flexible and take after the guideline as instructed by your leader.

Note that the company won’t be responsible for any result of alterations on itineraries or any delays due to unforeseen circumstances.

Hotel and Accommodation:

Trek to the Himalayas is one of the favorite destinations for travel enthusiast and adventure seekers all around the globe. Although the Himalayan region of Nepal is the most popular trekking destination in the world; there are a lot of things people don’t have a clue. While trekking to the high mountain region, you will not find the hotels and accommodation as you see in the city areas. The hotels and accommodation around the high Himalayan have fewer services and facilities. The hot shower may turn out to be simply a bucket of lukewarm water and the toilet may be a latrine behind the hotel. The private room can be a wooden cell with no furniture except a bed, mattress, and curtain in place of the door.  So, while trekking to the mountainous region of Nepal, you need to be ready to stay in the less fancy and minimum facilitated hotels.

We provide you with the 2 to 3-star standard hotel while you are at Kathmandu (i.e. for 3 Nights). During your Mardi Himal Trek, we provide you with the basic lodges and tea houses for your accommodation. The room of these lodges and tea houses are less fancier with just a bed, a pillow and a blanket. We put us every effort to make your trek as cozy as possible. However, you need to stay flexible in some cases. We will accommodate the groups in local lodge available each day. We send the porters ahead of us to pre-book the room for the next day (rooms cannot be pre-booked on all places). 

In Kathmandu beside the 2 / 3 stars hotel, some 4 / 5 - star luxury accommodation is also available. If you want to change the accommodation plan for the luxury, please do let us know so that we can arrange and book the hotel for you for your Kathmandu stay.

Food and Beverages:

All the food and Beverages included on the package of Mardi Himal Trek are provided by the company itself. The foods are provided in the tea houses or lodges on the trail. We will have breakfast and dinner at the lodge where we stay overnight. On the everyday trek, our guide will decide the available place and stop for lunch. We highly recommend you bring the water purification pills, to cleanse the water and drink during the trek. During the trek, there are options for buying the bottled water and boiled water as well.

Transportation:

We at Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition provide all the necessary transportation facilities for your trip. We provide private vehicles for airport pick up and sightseeing tour around Kathmandu. Likewise, we provide tourist bus transportation for your trip. However, you have the other options as a direct flight to Pokhara or traveling through private vehicles such as cars or van.

You have to pay additional for the transportation which is excluded from our package. You can send us an inquiry for the latest price details for private transportation and flight tickets.

Luggage and Backpack:

The main luggage of yours will be carried by your porters during the trek. For your personal things, we highly recommend you, to carry a small handbag containing water bottles, cameras, sunscreen and other things which you require daily during the trip. Making the backpack small and lighter will unquestionably assist you to enjoy the trip to its fullest. You should simply convey the thing which is basic for your outing and the rest of the garments and different things can be left in the locker room/safe store of hotels. The hotels provide the locker room / safe deposit for free. So, don’t hesitate to leave things which are redundant. While making the backpack or luggage for your trip to ensure that the luggage doesn’t exceed more than 15 Kg. Weight allowance at Nepal’s domestic airlines is 15 Kg including your handbag. Excess weight is chargeable of USD 1.5 or more which will be the additional cost of our trip.

Guide and Porters on Trek:

We provide you with the well trained and experienced guide and porter for your trek.  Our guide will assist you in every possible way to make your trips remarkable and memorable. Talking about the porter, we provide one porter for 2 trekkers each. The porters carry 20 Kg of total luggage (10 Kg form each trekker). We provide the one guide for the smaller groups and if the group size surpasses 10 individuals; we will provide the additional guide for your trip.

Personnel Expenses:

Personnel Expenses largely influenced your habit of expenditure. We provide you with all the necessary food and accommodation facilities inside the cost of your Mardi Himal Trek. So, you only need money to pay for your drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages) and snacks while strolling on the trail. You will get a significant number of smaller shops on the trail to buy drinks and snacks. Likewise, you can also use the money to buy you souvenirs of the trip, entrance tickets, hot showers, tips and many more. Note that, tips and gratuities are not mandatory, but it is fine if you wish to. If you feel like the service provide to you is excellent, then you can tip directly to staffs. Of course, there is no obligation to tip if you are disappointed with the service you receive. As a suggestion, we advise you to allocate an amount of 5 - 10% of the total package price for tips. The amount you give depends on your budget and appreciation of their work.

Rescue and Evacuation:

Nepal is the country full of heart-warming natural beauty and a magnificent travel destination for the thrill and adventure seeker all around the globe. In spite of the fact that Nepal is an adventure paradise for the nature lover, thrill seeker. But in some cases, the thrilling experience comes up with a serious hazard. The most exciting, and the joyful trip may backfire on us and we may have to be the victim of nature. Not only that while trekking in the high altitude rough terrains may also occur afflictions like a sprained ankle or even broken leg, appendix ruptures, hypothermia, skin infection and respiratory infection. If any of this misfortune happens to you, then it should be treated on time. If left untreated then you may even lose your life. If any of the above-mentioned affliction happens during your trip, we at Himalayan scenery treks and expedition will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital ASAP. All the expenses made to rescue and evacuate you, are entirely liable to us. So, before departing off to your trip, make sure that your travel insurance company has the policy to cover up all the expenses in case of any misfortune arises during the trip so that you can enjoy the trip to the utmost. If not, be ready to pay on your own once you arrive at the Kathmandu. To learn more about the Travel Insurance for the Trip in Nepal, please do visit Travel Insurance page in Nepal Travel Guide.   

Join a fixed date group trek or private departure:

The Mardi Himal Trek is available on both fixed departure and private basis, If you are looking for a group to join then please check our fixed departures dates and ask for availability or if you would like to travel independently, or with your friends, families & colleagues then you are invited to choose any date at your convenient timeframe for any number of people.

Booking Requirements

Please provide us your full credentials or a copy of your passport. Give your weight so that preplan your group’s trips for proper weight distribution. You may deposit 20 to 30 percent advance of the total package amount while booking. You may pay rest of the amount before the trip. You can also pay us by card, bank transfer or online. Please visit here for payment details.

Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to make your trip, let us know in advance. We will refund you as per our booking terms and conditions and available time frame. At times, there might be delays or cancellation of flights due to weather and unforeseeable reasons. In such cases, we will make our best effort to adjust your bookings and rearranging the schedule.

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