On arrival at Kathmandu international airport via respective airlines, where you will be received by our office staff and guide with warm welcome then transfer to your hotels in the hub of the city.
After checking into your rooms and getting refreshed join the other groups for briefing on Mardi Himal Trekking, our guide offers you with useful important information regarding trek and your stay in Nepal with us.
Evening includes welcome dinner in a nice and authentic Nepalese restaurant with Folk Culture program of Nepal while having your dinner.
Morning taking coach or in tourist standard bus for exciting drive towards Nepal Mid-West at Pokhara, as ride leads to warmer farm areas past many town and villages with views of snow capped peaks, then reaching at scenic Pokhara for overnight stops close to Phewa Lake.
(Flying options of 30 mins panoramic flight to land at Pokhara from Kathmandu)
After a pleasant overnight stop at Pokhara facing views of Annapurna Himalaya range of mountains with Machhapuchare peaks 'Fish Tail', having hearty breakfast in the hotel then drive beyond Pokhara to commence our first day walks.
Journey with grand views of Annapurna heading past farm villages and towns and then a cooler hill village at Kande, where our walk begins following uphill path into cool shade of forest for an hour to reach a beautiful and scenic spot within a large meadow a grazing field named as Australian Camp, original and local name Thulo Kharka, means large cattle grazing field, a scenic spot surrounded by alpine woodland with super panorama of Annapurna-Manaslu with top of Dhaulagiri Himal includes views of towering Machhapuchare Himal or Fish Tail.
From here walk continues downhill and short ups to Potana village for overnight stop facing glorious views of Machhapuchare Himal with Mardi rock and ice peak.
Morning views of Annapurna range morning a slow climb into forest to reach at Deurali at 2,150 m high facing grand views of landscapes and mountains, our route diverts from the main trail at Deurali heading into hidden pockets of Annapurna Himalaya to reach at Kokar or Forest / Jungle Camp for overnight stop after a pleasant scenic walk of the day.
From here into dense woods of tall rhododendron-hemlocks-oaks-magnolia and pine trees where some of the time during walks on high ridges view of peaks blocked by tall tree lines, as our walk slowly follows the hidden trails within tranquil environment with glimpse of peaks around open areas then reaching a small place within a forest clearing at Low Camp for overnight stop.
Morning views then head towards mountains where tree lines stops for short alpine bushes and shrubs with dwarf rhododendron known as azalea, junipers and Burberry facing towering Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’ with Mardi Himal at close distance.
Slowly walk leads to higher ridges to reach at High Camp for overnight stay, a place with few simple good lodges for trekkers and adventurer, afternoon at leisure to enjoy marvelous views of grand landscapes and snow capped mountains.
At High Camp leisure day for hike to the base of Mardi Himal, morning walk follows on a faint trail with grassy path then reaching high ridge of Mardi Himal Base facing panorama of surrounding peaks of massive Annapurna range.
Located right at the bottom of towering South Face of Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’. Enjoy the grand views on the highest spot of the adventure at above 4,495 meters high within pristine wilderness of giant mountains and the retrace the walk back to High Camp.
After completing walk to reach our main highlight destinations where morning walk follows downhill back on the same route to reach into forest areas at Low Camp for overnight stop.
Morning walk with long descend further down lower warmer valley to reach at Sidang village, as walk follows on same route for sometimes within dense forested area, and then taking a new fresh route with more downhill towards farm areas and villages to Sidang for overnight stop, located near to the road head for next morning drive towards Pokhara.
Last day around rural farm villages morning drive of few hours to reach Pokhara, where journey leads past smaller farm villages and towns and then at beautiful scenic Pokhara for overnight stops by famous serene Lake Phewa.
Morning from Pokhara an exciting overland journey back to Kathmandu on route observe Nepalese country life as drive leads past farm villages and towns and to reach Kathmandu around afternoon time, rest of the day free for individual activities and shopping souvenirs .
Last day in Nepal, country of Himalayan wonders and as per your international flight time depart for homeward bound or to next respective connecting destinations.
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Mardi Himal falls within Annapurna Himalaya which is North Mid-West Nepal of 6 hrs drive to reach the starting point of the trek at beautiful Pokhara, a renowned city as well famous for its beauty natural scenery.
Where air distance about half hour to reach at Pokhara and then taking a short drive to reach the starting point of the trek to Mardi Himal.
Since it was pioneered in early 1960’s few explorer and adventurer have trekked to Mardi Himal area, from past decades gaining much attention as one of the best short scenic destinations, as the area lies hidden behind high hills of Annapurna and its mountains range.
Mardi Himal located beneath towering Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’ peak a great walk to reach its base camp with excellent panorama of mountains and away from main stream trekking trails and villages.
Depends upon the season of trekking April to May warm during day time with cooler air in the morning and night time, October to December another best months for clear views but much colder during morning and night time as well in shades, chances of snow during mid autumn and even in spring time sometimes but wonderful time for trekking in April to May when wild flowers are in season time.
Simple and basic lodges on route treks to Mardi Himal base camp, as the area falls on remote and isolated far from main trekking routes and villages, in early days trekkers used camping when there was no lodge to stay.
Past decades few lodges has been established comfortable and cozy but simple with common rest rooms and bathrooms.
Meals served according to the menu provided with simple Dal-Bhat (Nepalese daily basic main meals) of boiled rice and lentil soups to go with along with some vegetable curry and hot sauce to add.
But one can find Chinese-Tibetan to Continental meals served by the lodge where meats items can be scarce around high mountain areas.
As for charging your gadgets where lodges provides electricity run by Solar power and batteries, where one can charge at a fee as per the lodge price stated as per hour basis.
Yes depending upon physical fitness and with sound health and medical background, family with children from above 7-8 years to elderly age of 60-70 years can join in for the trek, as altitude wise it gains slowly not much problem with altitude sickness but leads you to much ups and downhill walks.
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