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Mardi Himal Trekking

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Duration
12 days
Max. Elevation
3700.00m
Group size
2+
Level
EASY
Transportation
Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus/Flight
Best Season
March-June and September- December
Accomodation
3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu/Pokhara and Lodge/Guest House during the trekking
Meals
Breakfast basis in city and full board during the trek
Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route
Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kande-Thulo Kharka (Australian Camp)-Deurali-Kokar Forest camp-Low Camp-High Camp-Mardi Himal base camp-Low Camp-Siding village-Pokhara-Kathmandu

Highlights

    • On least ventured hidden path to high Mardi Himal facing grand mountain views
    • Enjoy walks within serene alpine woodland of tall rhododendron and pine trees
    • Daily fantastic scenery with green hills and white snow peaks of great contrast
    • Start and end at picturesque Pokhara a famous city bless with natural beauty
    • Walk beneath towering peaks of Machhapuchare (Fish Tail) and Mardi Himal
‘enjoy adventure on rolling green hills and high ridges of Annapurna Himalaya’

Mardi Himal Trekking a great way to spend a your holiday adventure within high Annapurna Himalaya range with amazing experience walking right at the bottom of towering peaks of Machhapuchare ‘Fish-Tail’ and Mardi Himal.

A great enjoyable walk from start to an end of the trek, adventure begins from picturesque Pokhara city set in a beautiful location of high snow capped mountains of Annapurna and Machhapuchare with rolling green hills and serene lakes.

Walk commence after a short drive towards mid hills and then entering into lovely forest laden with tall rhododendron-oaks and pines tree lines in spring time the hills are alive, when wild-flowers are in full bloom especially the rhododendron of different species (national flower of the country).

Adventure continues towards high ridges covered within green woods and with overnight stops in nice lodge facing views of snow-clad peaks of Annapurna and Manaslu range.

On leaving main human settlement and villages of Gurung natives of Annapurna region, then into complete wilderness of mountains where tree lines fades on reaching our high destination at Mardi Himal base camp, situated right beneath towering South Face of magnificent Machhapuchare Himal the famous Fish-Tail peak.

Enjoy awesome and super panorama of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri to Manaslu range of mountains then downhill to road-head within low warm farm areas for short drive back to Pokhara, after fabulous time and adventure on Mardi Himal Trekking.

Short Information of the area Mardi Himal:

Mardi Himal was exposed to the world by Col Jimmy Roberts and Mike Cheney when they explored the area looking for new fresh route around Annapurna region and discovered this beautiful spot of Mardi Himal.

Mardi Himal was christened as ‘Other Sanctuary’ by early pioneers and explorer after Annapurna Sanctuary. Western Mountaineers first noticed this mountain by photographs of Basil Good fellow, taken in 1953.

It was climbed to its summit by a route on its east flank by Jimmy Roberts with two Sherpa. As seen from the south, Mardi Himal terminated the Southwest ridge of Mt. Machhapuchare as a distinct and separate mass, at right angles to that ridge.

On Mardi Himal South West Face are three well-defined ridges rising from rock buttresses and separated by hanging glaciers. It is the most southerly of these is said to have been climbed, but no such details has been recorded.

Mardi Himal East Face separated from Mt. Machhapuchare ridge by col (circa 5,200m/17,060ft). Located approximately 45 k.m. / 15 miles north of Pokhara as the crow flies.

Mardi Himal with two main routes to reach its base camp the other east route from Lwang, Dhiprung via Mardipul to reach at Simre Kharka, Khorchon and towards the base of Mardi Himal, where this route does not have lodge facilities requires camping facilities.

Main and popular route at present, as set and planned the itinerary from Potana and Deurali to Mardi Himal North West Base Camp.

Important Note

Trip Itinerary

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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Includes

    • All airport pick up drop by private vehicle (for both international and domestic flights)
    • 02 night twin/double sharing accommodation in BB in Kathmandu
    • Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus
    • National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card)
    • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking, well-trained, Government license holding guide. Price includes his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
    • 02 guest to 01 porter with their insurance, salary, food, accommodation and equipment
    • We provide an assistant guide his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance walking with group to support where necessary as per the group size
    • Accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
    • Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch and dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
    • safe drinking water
    • Pokhara to Phedi and Sidang village to Pokhara by private vehicle
    • All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary

Doesn't Include

    • Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
    • All the International air fare to and from Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and in Pokhara 
    • Personal travel and health insurance as well as insurance for helicopter evacuation
    • In case of extra nights’ accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary. We can help you arrange extra nights accommodation.
    • Your personal expenses such as (laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc)
    • The tips to the trekking crews and drive
    • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
    • Anything not included in service includes column

Complimentary

    • Welcome dinner in an authentic restaurant
    • first add kit box
    • Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
    • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
    • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trek (very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms). This helps ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible.

Upcoming Departures

To provide you a reasonable price, we need some number of persons into a group to minimize your cost on hotel, transportation and any other alternation in your itinerary. Departure dates available for online booking are as below where price given is per person and international flight is not included. If given date is not appropriate for you, Please CONTACT US (Call/email now for private trip, info@nepaltrekkingplanner.com, Mobile +977 98510 71767 (24 hrs) - WhatsApp and Viber)so that Trekking Planner will happily manage your trip on dates favorable for you.

Trekking Planner also organizes various trips in small groups that can suit for you. We recommend you to reserve a seat for you by booking with us right away for a wonderful experience with us. Hurry up! Adventure is waiting for you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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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