Mardi Himal Trek - Annapurna Mardi Trek - Mardi Trekking Cost & Itinerary
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Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek

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  • Trip Code : NHT 04
  • Max Elevation: 4250 mt.
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Best Time: September to November & March to May
  • Group Size Min: 01 Pax
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Start & End: Tea House
  • Destination: Nepal

‘scenic country walk and adventure on high ridges of Mardi Himal within Annapurna Himalaya’

Mardi Himal Trek takes you to Nepal North Mid-West Himalaya region within Annapurna Himal mountain range which includes magnificent Machhapuchare peaks due to its beautiful twin shaped summits, one of the virgin unclimbed peaks in whole Himalaya where Mardi Himal located. Mardi Base camp trek areas also are known as ‘Other Sanctuary’ when early pioneer and explorer discovered this awesome spot way back in the early 1960’s reminded of main Annapurna Sanctuary and christened with the same name. Mardi Himal situated right beneath towering South Face of Machhapuchare Himal that rises high at above 6,997 m high one of the broken rocky and ice ridges of Fish Tail peaks, was first noticed by early mountaineers and explorer as a different and separated peak of Machhapuchare Himal. Mardi Himal Trek certainly delights you on daily walks once a remote hidden corner of Annapurna areas, at present slowly getting popular where few good lodges are found all the way near to its base camp facing super panorama of mountains.

Mardi Trekking begins from scenic Pokhara valley located on the laps of Annapurna Himalaya with serene Phewa and Begnas Lakes, where walk leads with a short drive to the starting point of the trek heading into mid hills around traditional Gurung villages, the tribe of Annapurna region. Walking on high ridges in the shade of Annapurna and Machhapuchare Himal and then entering into lovely cool rhododendron-oaks and pine forest, soon leaving tree lines as our route leads higher area at Mardi Himal base camp, where you can marvel amazing panorama of white-snow capped mountains of Annapurna-Dhaulagiri and Manaslu in the east direction. After an enjoyable thrill and adventure return journey takes you to long descend back into villages for short drive to scenic Pokhara city and by its serene Phewa Lake with wonderful memories and experience on Mardi Himal.

Main Highlights:

“An adventure on off the beaten tracks away from popular trekking trails to Mardi Himal
Walking on high ridges covered within enchanting alpine woodland facing incredible views
From low warm paddy fields to cooler alpine hills to arctic zone of ice and glaciers
Short and scenic trek on the foot of Mardi Himal and towering Machhapuchare Himal
Explore traditional Gurung villages enriched with colorful Buddhist culture of old heritage
Lovely serene woodland of tall rhododendron-magnolia-pines-holly oaks and silver fir trees
Amazing walks with constant views of peaks to beautiful areas at Mardi Himal base camp”

Trip Preview:

Mode of accommodation:  Hotels and local Lodge on treks.
Trek Grade:  Moderate to Adventurous with a touch of high altitude.
Highest spot on treks:  At Mardi Himal Base Camp 4,490 m.
Trek Duration:   06 Nights and 07 Days (Pokhara to Pokhara).
People and Culture:  Populated by Gurung people of Buddhism religion and colorful culture with ancient traditional heritage and custom.
Best Seasons: Nearly all months of the year except the wet months from June to mid-September, where’s March to May lively with wildflowers and rhododendron (Nepal national flower in blooming times, where days are clear for views. October to December another best months for clear views but with short lights, cold in the morning and night times chances of snow on route walk.

Total Trip: 11 Nights and 12 Days (arrival to final departure)

Short Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu with transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Drive or Fly to scenic Pokhara 860 m and transfer to hotel- 06 hrs journey.
Day 03: Drive to Dhampus 1,530 m and trek to Potana village 1,900 m – 04 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Kokar Forest camp 2,515 m via Deurali 2, 050 m – 05 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Low Camp 2,968 m – 05 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to High Camp 3,710 m – 05 hrs.
Day 08: At High Camp for a hike to Mardi Himal base camp above 4,490 m.
Day 09: Trek to Siding village 1,680m  – 06 hrs.
Day 10: Drive to Pokhara-03 hrs afternoon free at leisure.

Day 11: Fly or drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Day 12: Final departure from Kathmandu homeward bound or to respective destinations.

Detail Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu with transfer to hotel.
On arrival at Kathmandu international airport get transferred to hotels after received by our guides and staff, at hotel check-in and join in for group briefing regarding treks and other useful information, with welcome dinner.

Day 02: Drive to Fly to Pokhara 860 m – 06 hrs ride and 30 mins via air.

An early morning departure from the hotel taking an overland drive to reach Nepal Mid-West at scenic Pokhara, during six hours drive views of snow-capped peaks, then arriving by the lakeside of Phewa in Pokhara, where many good hotels located with grand views of Annapurna peaks. (Flying options of 30 mins panoramic flight to land at Pokhara from Kathmandu)

Day 03: Drive to Dhampus 1,530 m and trek to Potana village 1,900 m – 04 hrs.

After an overnight stop in Pokhara with views of Annapurna Himalaya range and Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’, having breakfast drive beyond Pokhara to begin our first day walks. A short drive facing views of Annapurna past farm villages and towns and then route climbs at a lovely nice village at Dhampus, populated by Gurung people the native of Annapurna region facing vista of Annapurna-Manaslu and Dhaulagiri mountain range. From here a short walk of few hours up takes you to overnight stop at Potana village situated on a high ridge facing fabulous views of Annapurna.

Day 05: Trek to Kokar Forest camp 2,515 m via Deurali 2, 050 m – 05 hrs.

Enjoy morning views from Potana, the second day walk on the main path few hours climb to a hilltop at Deurali, from here our route heads north leaving main trekking trails into the sheer wilderness to reach our overnight stop in the middle of woodland at Forest Camp with few lodges.

Day 06: Trek to Low Camp 2,968 m – 05 hrs.
From Forest Camp, walk heads leads to the steep climb to reach a pasture land for an overnight stop on route Mardi-Fish Tail base camp with super views of surrounding landscapes and mountains at close range.

Day 07: Trek to High Camp 3,710 m – 05 hrs.
This scenic spot offers a grand panorama of beautiful landscapes and snow-clad peaks in perfect tranquillity heading higher to reach at High Camp as the air gets thinner and cooler with a steep climb to reach High Camp where tree lines fade to short rhododendron and juniper bushes. Here at High Camp with a lonely lodge for overnight accommodation with basic facilities commanding superb views of Annapurna Himalaya.

Day 08: At High Camp for a hike to Mardi Himal base camp above 4,490 m.
At High Camp with spare day to explore then unexplored areas of Mardi Himal close to Machhapuchare Himal or Fish Tail peak base camp, morning hike climb on high ridge then reaching the highest spot at Mardi Himal base camp above 4,485 m high. After an enjoyable and exciting moments return on the same route back to the lodge at High Camp for last overnight around tranquil areas of Mardi Himal.

Day 09: Trek to Siding village 1, 680 m – 06 hrs.

Last day of walk, after time on Mardi Himal with scenic views walk leads back into forest back on same trail to Jungle Camp and beyond with more downhill walk to reach at Sidang village located at the junction of East and West route towards Mardi Himal areas, at Sidang farm village for overnight stop ending our long day nice walks.

Day 10: Trek to road head and drive to Pokhara-05 hrs.

From Siding where the walk ends taking a morning interesting drive to reach scenic and beautiful Pokhara for overnight stops by famous serene Lake Phewa.

Day 11: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu afternoon free at leisure.
Morning from Pokhara an exciting overland journey back to Kathmandu on route observe farm villages and towns and then reach Kathmandu by afternoon, rest of the day free for individual activities and shopping souvenirs.

Day 12: Final departure from Kathmandu homeward bound or to respective destinations.
Last day in the land of Himalayan Wonders, as per your international flight time depart from the hotel for an airport for your international flight back to home countries or other respective destinations.