Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek

  • Trip Duration9 Days
  • Trip GradeModerate
  • Max. Altitude3210 Mt./10531ft.
  • Cost Starting FromContact Us
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Accommodation: Local Mountain Lodge
  • Max. Altitude: 3210 Mt./10531ft.
  • Min. Group Size: 01 Minimum - 10 Maximum

Highlights

  • Tour of the naturally endowed Pokhara valley with pristine lakes and mountain views
  • Experience off the beaten trails with dense forests of rhododendrons, magnolia, and oaks
  • Views of mountain giants like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Mardi Himal, Hiunchuli, and others
  • Reach High camp of Mardi Himal at an elevation of 4250 meters

Mardi Himal trek is a paradise for nature and adventure for those who prefer wilderness. Mardi Himal trek gives an opportunity to get closer as much as Machhapuchare Himal (Mt. fishtail,6997m) the famous triangular skyline which is seen from Pokhara, Annapurna II (7937m), of course Mardi Himal(5393m) east of Modi Khola, Annapurna IV (7523 m) Mardi Himal is located in the east of the Modi Khola other side of valley from Mt. Hiuchuli. Mardi Himal trek is considered to be an ideal trekking introduction in the high Himalaya, particularly if you have limited time available. 

Passing through dense forests of rhododendrons, magnolia, pine, and oaks with the picturesque views of snow-clad mountains like Annapurna, Fishtail, Hiunchuli, Tent Peak, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and others, the trek reaches the maximum elevation of 4250 meters at High camp. It is a moderate level trek with ample time to acclimatize to the rising elevationsNo previous experience of high altitudes is necessary, as every precaution will be taken to ensure gradual and thorough acclimatization during the trek to the mountain. Trail follows through the rhododendron and oak density forest with many different wildlife en-routes.  Mardi Himal trek is designed to provide outstanding mountain profile and to venture into the forests and villages that have not felt the impact of tourism. Mardi Himal trekking offers superb Himalayan scenery including the Mt. Dhauglagiri 8167m, Mt. Annapurna 8091m,Annapurna II 7937m, Annapurna III 7555m, Annapurna IV 7525m, Annapurna south 7219m Hiunchuli 6441m, Fish tail (Machhapuchhare 6997m) and many more. Mardi Himal trekking is less touristy wilderness trekking destination in Annapurna.

We make uphill climbs and walk along high ridges as we make our way to the base camp of Mardi Himal. The trek is ideal for spring with bloomers adorning the trails and clear skies with tantalizing views of the mountains and surrounding landscape. The warm people with their unique cultures and warm hospitality make the trek a cultural and enriching experience. The trek is for those who seek natural beauty and tranquility in their trip.

Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu

Our Mount Trails representatives will receive you at the airport and take you to the hotel. After freshening up, you are briefed about the trek as well as about Nepal. You can enjoy authentic Nepali cuisine for dinner. We spend the night at 1300 meters.

We begin our trek with a drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. We make the trip in a bus or a jeep as we pass through rivers, fields, and villages on the way. We reach Pokhara after 6 – 7 hours where we spend the night at an elevation of 850 meters.

Pokhara is a beautiful lake city with tremendous views of Mt. Fishtail, Annapurna and other peaks. Phewa Lake and the viewpoints are famous tourist destinations known for their beauty and serenity. We spend the night strolling around the lakeside area with its beautiful souvenir shops and fun restaurants and bars.

From Pokhara, we take a jeep to Phedi. It takes about 30 minutes to reach there. From Phedi, our walk on stone steps, through terraced fields, forests, and villages to reach Dhampus for lunch. As we continue our trek, we reach Pothana 1890 Meters. It is a beautiful village located on a ridge. We enjoy the mesmerizing views of Annapurna, Fishtail, and Mardi Himal from here. After 4-5 hours of the first day’s trek, we are very tired and spend the night here.

From Deurali, the trail passes through dense forests adorned with the national flower of Nepal, rhododendron. The red bloomers adorn most of the trekking trails of Nepal. The trek moves from the usual trekking trails to complete wilderness. We walk through a quiet trail till we reach the clearing of Forest camp. The area is locally known as Kokar and has a few basic lodges where we can have dinner and spend the night. After exploring the village and interacting with the locals, we spend the night at an elevation 2520 meters.

From the forested area of Kokar, we make a steep uphill climb to reach a pasture land. It is the low camp where we spend the night before proceeding to Mardi base camp. The short walk and rest at low camp also help us to acclimatize to the increasing altitudes. We enjoy the beautiful landscape and mesmerizing snow-clad mountains along the way. We spend the night at an elevation of 2970 meters.

After resting at low camp, on this day we make our way along the ridges of Mardi Himal hills. We pass through tall trees, rhododendrons, and other bloomers along the way. We enjoy the views of the surrounding hills and snow-clad mountains as we approach High camp. Pheasant, called Daphne in Nepal, can also be spotted along the trails. Finally, after a steep climb, we reach the High camp with breathtaking views of Mardi Himal and Fishtail. We spend the night at an elevation of 3540 meters with the cool air of the camp.

We pass through up and down roads on steep and narrow trails on our way to the upper viewpoint. We pass through pastures and hike along a ridge before reaching the upper viewpoint at 4250 meters which is also the highest point of our trek. The astonishing view from the upper viewpoint includes Mardi Himal, Annapurna, Himchuli, Baraha Shikhar, Tent peak, Singhachuli, Fishtail, and others. From here, we trek back to High camp to stay the night.

From High Camp, we take a trail through dense forests of rhododendrons and pines early in the morning. We retrace our way to low camp and then descend to Sidhing village. We reach a warm area compared to the previous days and spend the night at an elevation of 1700 meters.

Trip Cost Details

Cost Include

  • All airport transfer 
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis 
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Full meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek with tea and Tea or Coffee
  • Accommodation in Pokhara for on bed and breakfast basis 
  • Domestic flight (Kathmandu/ Pokhara / Kathmandu) or tourist bus on choice
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (Govt. registered trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Guide & porter salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • All necessary paper work and permits(Annpurna Conservation  permit, TIMS )
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes
     

Cost Exclude

  • Trekking equipment such as down filled sleeping bag, walking poles and duffel bag
  • Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks
  • Mineral water
  • Personal expenses
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • Travel insurance & evacuation
  • All other expenses which are not mentioned on cost include section. 

Trip Map

Useful Info

Meals

Eating is a big part of Holiday. Travelling with Mount Trails , you experience the vast array of wonderful local  fresh Nepalese , Chinese, Continental, Italian and several local cuisines. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included in the package. Your guide will suggest delicious, hygienic and each place special food during your trip. Mountain restaurant owner prefer not to order many dishes and waste food as they would like to cater more trekkers with limited food before run off stuck. Its a week or more days hard work to porters and caravans to bring food to these places. During this trek you will usually have breakfast and dinner at the same Lodge, lunch will be eaten at one of the trail side restaurants en-route.

Accommodation

A Local Tea House is the combination of guest house in Himalayas, restaurant. Private rooms are available in most Tea Houses, except for high altitudes ones where it will be just dormitories. The lodges are fairly basic and the rooms are spare with twin beds and very little additional furniture. Blankets are generally provided at the local lodge. There is a large dining room-cum-lounge, warmed by the bukhara stove (an iron cylinder, fitted with a chimney duct, in which a log fire is lighted. There is normally no electric lighting in the rooms unless the village has hydroelectric power. The dining room usually hassolar lighting. Most teahouses now also have electricity for charging mobile phones and cameras and it will be extra chargech which will be minimun

Drinking water

Mount Trails provides unlimited chlorine/Iodine treated water during the trek. All tea houses have mineral water and boiled water for trekkers upon additional cost. We discourage the purchase of Mineral water and bottled water while on the Trek as plastic bottles aredifficult to dispose off and have become an environmental problem

Route Map

Mount TrailsnTrekking and adventures offers you complementary route map of the trekking region.

Trip Note

This itinerary is only a guideline pattern which we can offer; this is a potentially difficult climb under rigid conditions that will test your patience to the limits; a trekking tour of this type is prone to unpredictable calamities related to mountain weather, local politics, and transportation etc, which will be beyond control in the event of any unseen circumstances which may occur and as a result, this may require a change in your itinerary. However, it is very unlikely that such circumstances may occur but our effort is to minimize its effect, and Mount Trails will not be responsible for any situation developing in delays or changes to your program. In the event of any changes, your senior guide will make the final decision after consulting with the group.