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Mardi Himal Trek A newly opened trekking trial to a secluded area of Annapurna region

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Trip Facts

Best Season :
March to May & September to November
Trip Grade:
Moderate
Altitude:
4500m, Mardi Himal Base Camp
Per Day Hiking:
4-7 hrs
Accomodation:
Guest house
Transportation:
Flight and Drive

Highlights

 
  • A scenic drive to/from Kathmandu
  • Walk along newly opened Mardi Himal Base Camp via Deurali trail
  • Awe inspiring views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu ranges
  • Visit Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Interact with people and get some insights about their unique culture and lifestyle

Overview

Mardi Himal Trek, an escape away from the popular and crowded trekking routes. A new trekking trail to a secluded area of the Annapurna region of Nepal. A place where you can experience the splendor of magnificent mountains. Together with that rejoice the Himalaya terrain of Nepal in its real form. Also, the splendid beauty that lies in the mountains will revive you. By all means when you cross the sparkling rivers, lush terraced rice fields you can get very close with nature which is one of the specialties of trekking through this area. Also, venture the dense rhododendron and oak forest enjoying the warm hospitality of the locals.

In general, this trek is an opportunity to experience the real essence of adventure and exploration. Put on a tent on an autonomous way and sleep under the grazing stars in the sky. Get pleasure from the majestic mountains in a peaceful way. It is a beautiful journey that will take you through the pristine oak and Rhododendron forests. Along with that, you can get the best view of Mardi Himal, Mt. Annapurna, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Lamjung Himal, Tent peak, Gandharva chuli, Mardi Himal and Mt. Machhapuchhre. Furthermore, you can also witness the beautiful rice fields, lush valley and blue glaciers of the Annapurna sanctuary. Moreover, Annapurna Sanctuary is a home to various rare birds, animals, and plants. If you are lucky you can encounter some rare species too.

The trek starts from Phedi after an hour’s drive from Pokhara. We gradually ascend up through the traditional villages and pass beautiful oak and rhododendron forests to viewpoint via Pothana, Kokar, Low camp, and high camp. After the walk, we get the dramatic views of Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mardi Himal and Annapurna. The views of mountains are rewards after such hard work. Conversely, we head back to the Pokhara after the awe-inspiring views of mountains from the viewpoint. So, pack your bags and come along with your travel companion – Himal Eco Treks. The Mardi Himal along with Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Macchapucchre awaits.

 

 


Detail Itinerary

A representative from Himal Eco Trek will receive you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. As you check in the hotel, rest for a while and learn about your journey plans ahead. Spend the night at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Today, we take an early flight to Pokhara. After around thirty five minutes flight, we will find ourselves at the airport in Pokhara. You will be transferred to the hotel for check in. After lunch and rest, you will be guided to some beautiful places of Pokhara for sightseeing. Walk along the PhewaLake and enjoy boating. Visit a temple in between the lake and make your way to Gupteshwor temple, a famous Hindu temple in Pokhara. Your sightseeing tour is followed by visit to David’s fall and International Mountaineering museum. Overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.

After the breakfast, we take a short driveto Phedi, from where we start our actual trekking journey. We walk along the terraced farmlands, villages and rhododendron forests to Pothana. On the way, we can get some glimpse of PhewaLake too. As we reach Pothana, we will be blessed with some wonderful views of mountains in Annapurna region. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Pothana.

Today, we climb uphill through the jungles with the beautiful views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges for most of time. As we pass through the dense jungle, we can get a glimpse of some birds and animals living inside it. We can see animals like leopard, deer, monkeys and many other if lucky. We continue our walk until we reach forest camp which would be our halting point for the day. Overnight at a guesthouse in forest camp.

Today, we start ascending up to Badal Dada. As we ascend up, we can feel the vegetation growing thinner and thinner. The birch, oak and rhododendron trees are slowly replaced by fern trees, lichens and mosses. As we pass the forest, we can catch a glimpse of Himalayan panorama through the gaps in between the trees which is truly an amazing experience. As we reach Badal Dada, we can see some admirable views of mountains with the sensual breeze blowing on the Dada. Overnight at a guesthouse in Badal Dada.

Our destination next is High Camp. Our journey for the day is quite short but full of adventure and glorious views. On the way, we will be blessed with some appreciable views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, Khangsar and Tare Kang. As we reach the High camp, we enjoy our lunch and rest for the other part of the day. Overnight at High Camp.

Today is an exciting day of our journey. We wake up early in the morning under the backdrop of beautiful Himalayas. The glorious sunrise amidst the Himalayan panorama is spectacular. We take our breakfast and get set for our climb to Mardi Himal Base Camp which rises tall at the height of 4500m. Though exciting, our climb can be quite challenging. We walk along the narrow and rocky trails but the climb will be worth it. The fantastic views of Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Annapurna III, Gangapurna, Hiunchuli, Kang, Khangsar and Macchapucchre from the top is rewarding. After reaching the top and applauding the beauty of mountains, we descend down to the High Camp for overnight stay.

Today we retrace our journey back. We descend down to the Low Base Camp and pass the dense forest to Mardi Khola. We further walk through beautiful Gurung and Tamang villages and pass Siding village to Lwang. On the way, we will pass through beautiful views of rice fields and forests. Overnight at a guesthouse in Lwang.

From LwangGhalel, we catch a vehicle which takes us back to Pokhara city. Overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.

Today, we take a drive to Kathmandu along the scenic Trishuli river route. You can also take a direct flight to Kathmandu as per your preference. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Finally, it’s time to bid you a goodbye! Hope you had a very good time with us!


Service Includes

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Accommodation for nights spent at the hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara inclusive of breakfast at the hotel.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing tour inclusive of all the entry fees, a travel guide and a private vehicle
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader
  • Domestic flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Fees to be paid for Trekkers Information Management System - TIMS. (Note: You are required to bring two passport size photo for this purpose)
  • All necessary trekking euipment
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

Service Excludes

Items that are not covered in the cost of trip price.

  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Meals (lunch and Dinner) in a hotel in cities
  • Airfare from your country to Nepal
  • Snacks, soft drink during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipment are not provided by HET
  • Tips to the guide, porter, driver or any other trekking staff

Essential Infos

Regarding your arrival

As you arrive at the airport in Kathmandu, you will have to pay the Visa charges to enter in to Nepal. Two passport size photos are necessary for this purpose.

Your guide will be there at the airport to pick you up and escort you to the hotel for check in. After a bit of refreshment, your guide will explain your itinerary and your plan ahead.

Accommodation

We offer you the best accommodations possible. The rooms will be clean, comfortable and homely. In Kathmandu, you will stay at a hotel with deluxe rooms. During the trek, you will stay at the best guesthouses or lodges. Generally, accommodation during the trek in guesthouses are on sharing basis. However, the rooms are clean, comfortable and the warm welcome of the people in the guesthouses will make you feel greeted and homely.

Meals and Drinking water facility

The meals during the trek are included in the package that we offer. The meals include breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek. Other snacks and personal preference items are not included in our package.

Currency Exchange

If you want to exchange your currency with the Nepalese currency, you can exchange it at the counters in airport. It is reliable when you exchange the currency through banks or other certified money exchangers. You can find the exchange rate for the day in website of Nepal Rastra Bank.

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is highly recommended as it is for your own safety and security. Our package doesn’t include the cost of travel insurance. You are responsible for your travel insurance.

Import and Export during the travel

You can import some duty free items prescribed by the Custom Act in Nepal. You can bring a 1.15ml bottle of distilled liquor, 200 cigarettes and 50 cigars. Also you can also bring laptop, video camera, binoculars and other portable items that are essential for you. In case of export, it is prohibited to carry the paintings, manuscripts or other things of cultural importance which carries over 100 years of history. In case you purchase any kind of statues of paintings, you need to verify it at the Department of Archaeology before export.

High altitude sickness

Many people suffer from high altitude sickness while they opt out for trekking in high altitude regions. There might be various causes for high altitude sickness. It may be due to lack of your body endurance or due to lack of proper acclimatization and many more, Therefore, one needs to be alert about the possible risks. Himal Eco Treks (HET) team always carries a first aid tool with them in case of emergencies. However, it is recommended for you to keep the knowledge of high altitude sickness.


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The itinerary listed is a guideline and standard pattern which we provide you. This trekking can be modified according to your time and requirements. We will be pleased if you provide every minor details about your trip.

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