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Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek

12 days

Trip fact

Overnights:

Hotels &Lodges 

Trek Grade:

Moderate 

Highest point:

4,500 m at Mardi Base Camp

Activities:

cultural tour- scenic trekking 

Trekking duration:

12 Day

Season:

All season except July and August wet months.March to May 

Group size: 2+

  • Overview
  • Highlights
  • Detail itinerary:
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“adventure on hidden ridges of Mardi Himal beneath towering face of Fish Tail Peak”

Introduction:

Mardi Himal Base Camp trek is a short a spectacular trip in the Annapurna region. The Mardi Himal trek stands at 5,587 m high and newly opened route and hidden treasure in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Mardi Himal trek is less touristic destination of Nepal Himalaya because it is officially opened on 2012 and avoids a crowd in this region. Mardi Himal is located at Nepal Mid-West Himalaya around Annapurna Himalayas massive range of mountains, beneath majestic Mt. Machhapuchare (Fish Tail). This trek is one of the least area trekking regions enhanced with the amazing views of the snow-capped mountains such as the Mardi Himal, Machhapuchare, Annapurna south, Ganga Purna, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and other mighty peaks.

Mardi Himal Base Camp trekking leads you to absolute wilderness in the harmony of nature hidden within giant peaks of Annapurna Himalayas. It offers an opportunity for trekkers to walk around the calm and less beaten areas of this region which is relatively unexplored with the stunning views of fascinating surrounding peaks. The major attractions of this trek are spectacular close up views of the entire Annapurna Range, lush green forests, Pine and Rhododendron forest, picturesque villages, Community Home stays, tranquil landscapes, snowy high passes, ice covered peaks, sunrises and sunsets, diversified flora and fauna, the Gurung and Magar people and their culture and traditional lifestyle of the inhabitants of the region, Mardi Himal base camp, Sidhing & Lwang village and so on. The best season to trek Mardi Himal base camp is March-June and September-November. Trek to Mardi Himal is an easy trek and can be organized on the basic of both camping and tea house trek. Although Mardi Himal route lies away from mainstream trekking trail, but slowly getting popular among trekkers due to its incredible beautiful environment around pristine surroundings.

Our journey to Mardi Himal trek starts with an exotic overland drive or flight to Pokhara, one of the most popular touristic destinations. After a short drive outside Pokhara valley we reach to Kande and our trek begins heading towards high mid hills exploring Gurung villages and traditional old culture. The trial goes slightly up a bit steeper to Australian Camp. Then we slightly go downhill to Pothana and follow the trail to Deurali. Continuing our trek, the trekking trial through the forest of rhododendron and pine tree lines; soon vegetation fades to alpine bushes we reach Forest Camp. After the trekking trail of Forest Camp the new trail leaves to Low Camp that lies in the jungle and ends in the open ridge following the route to High camp. From the High Camp we move forward about 3-4 hours to reach Mardi Himal Base Camp. As our walk progress we on the high ridges of Mardi Himal Base camp at 4,500 meter high  we will seek spectacular close-up commanding views of entire Annapurna ranges, Dhaulagiri, Mardi Himal and Mt. Machhapuchare. Then we descend to Low Camp and follow the next route of Sidhing, Ghale and Lwang Villages. From Lwang village we trek to Hemja and short drive to back at Pokhara. Our wonderful Mardi Himal trekking journey ends with a scenic drive or flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu. 

Life Himalaya Trekking Pvt. Ltd as the best Mardi Himal base camp trekking operator in Nepal provide quality services with Professional Guides & Sherpa’s who holding lots of experience that they could make the trip easier, valuable memories with wilderness experience in the lifetime. We can also be flexible with the itinerary and can adjust many more details according to your demand, availability, and time frame. 

Brief itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 02: In Kathmandu sightseeing tour and trek preparations.

Day 03: Overland to Pokhara 820m (220 k.m) - 06 hrs drive (options by air of 30 mins).

Day 04: Drive to Kande (trek point) with 3 hrs walk to Potana 1,900m.

Day 05: Trek to Kokar Forest camp 2,520 m via Pitam Deurali 2,100 m - 05 hrs.

Day 06: Trek to Low Camp 2,970 m - 05 hrs.

Day 07: Trek to High Camp 3,700 m - 05 hrs.

Day 08: Rest day at High Camp for acclimatization and short hike.

Day 09: Trek to Sidding village 1,750m | 5,740ft - 06 hrs.

Day 10: Trek to Sidding Village to Lwang Village 1460m-6 to 7 hrs

Day 11: Trek to Lwang village to Hemja-4hrs Trek, Short drive to pokhara.

Day 12: Drive Pokhara To Kathmandu 6-hrs drive. (Option 30 m Flight)

Day 13: Final International departure homeward bound.

The Cost include

  • Airport picks up and drops international and domestic.
  • Complete departure information, about trek, flight ticket, guide, altitude sickness and reconfirmation and extend visa service (if necessary) and extra tour service before the trek starting.
  • 03 nights 3 star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • 02 night’s hotel in Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara or Drive Private car.
  • Trek flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara for member and involved Guide. 
  • Private car to picks up and drops trek point.
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu tourist bus for guest and Staffs 
  • Best Lodge accommodation & full board meals throughout the trek.
  • Breakfast,  lunch and  dinner included chosen from lodge menu.
  • twin share accommodation during the trek.
  • As per group size experience, government licensed holder trek guide, helpful and friendly strong, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff.( 5 trekkers 1 assistant guide )
  • Warm Down jacket and four seasonal sleeping bag will be provided during the Mardi Himal trekking ( down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after the trip )
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permits)
  • Conservation trek permit fee. Mardi Himal base camp trail map.
  • First Aid kits for the staffs and the groups.
  • Services coordination for emergency and rescue operations 
  • Government taxes & office service charge
  •  Farewell dinner at reputed restaurant 

The Cost exclude

  • Meals not quantified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary.
  • lunch and dinner not included Pokhara and Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa charge.
  • All beverages and others personal expenses.
  • Snacks and other personal expenses.
  • Battery charge,hot shwors & international phone calls.
  • Service not mentioned above.

Highlights:

“A wonderful experience on the high ridges with stunning panorama of Mid –West Himalaya

Exploring farm villages of interesting culture and custom around pristine environment

Charming forest of tall rhododendron and pine trees in the shade of snowcapped peaks

Super views of Mardi Himal with range of Annapurna and Manaslu mountains

A short-scenic walk to Mardi Himal and around Other Sanctuary of Annapurna Himalaya”

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

At Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport on fresh arrival where you will be warmly received by Life Himalaya Trekking staff and then with transfer to your hotels in the hub of Kathmandu city, after refreshment our guide / leader will brief you on Mardi Himal Trekking, with other information related to this trip, includes welcome dinner in a nice Nepali restaurant with culture programs.

Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.

A free day in Kathmandu after your long flight from home countries, morning tour of Kathmandu at places of interest around world heritage sites with time in the afternoon preparations for Mardi Himal trek.

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara 950m - 06 hrs journey distance 220 k.m.

Morning starts with an overland drive on Nepal’s main busy and interesting highway towards picturesque Pokhara valley, drive leads through Himalayan foothills around towns and farm villages with wonderful country landscapes, after an exciting drive reaching at famous touristic Pokhara, and then transfer to your hotels near beautiful Phewa Lake with afternoon free for short walks.  (options by air of 30 minutes scenic flight to Pokhara).

Day 04: Drive to Kande 1,770 m and begin trek to Potana village 1,900 m - 04 hrs.

Starting this wonderful and exciting Mardi Himal & Machhapuchare Trekking with a short drive on the outskirt of Pokhara to reach at Kande, after getting organized a steep climb leading to farm areas of terrace field, offering great views of snow peaks and valley below entering a patch of cool forest with last climb to reach at the ridge top at Thulo Kharka or Australian Camp with fantastic views of Annapurna and Manaslu range of mountains.

From this lovely spot walk downhill into cool shade of forest to Potana offering super panorama of Annapurna Himalaya and Manaslu range including majestic Mt. Machhapuchare “Fish Tail” and small peak of Mardi Himal towards North West. 

Day 05: Trek to Kokar Forest camp 2,520m via Pitam Deurali 2,100m - 04 hrs.

After a pleasant overnight stop at Potana village with fantastic views, walk begins on the main trekking trail reaching at Pitam Deurali with super views of landscapes and snow-clad peaks. After Deurali heading north along the ridgeline into serene forested area with cool temperature with panorama of Annapurna I and South with Huinchuli to the east Annapurna IV -II and Lamjung Himal and then reaching our overnight stop in the middle of forest where few lodges are located for trekkers.

Day 06:  Trek to Forest camp to Low Camp 2,970 m - 04 hrs.

From this forest area, walk leads higher on uphill path with steep climb to reach a pasture land for overnight stop on route Mardi base camp with fantastic views of surrounding landscapes and mountains at close range.

 Day 07: Trek to High camp 3, 700 m - 05 hrs.

This wonderful area offering grand vista of beautiful landscapes and snow-clad peaks in perfect tranquility heading higher to reach at High Camp as the air gets thinner and cooler with steep climb to reach at High Camp where tree lines fades to short rhododendron and juniper bushes.Here at High Camp with a lonely lodge for overnight accommodation with basic facilities commanding super views of Annapurna Himalaya.

 Day 08: Explore beyond High Camp to Mardi West Base Camp 4,500m.

Here with another night stop to explore beyond High Camp with day hike to Mardi Himal higher ridge reaching the highest point of this trek at 4,500 meters.Walk leads to a steep climb along a ridgeline to reach a hidden plateau at the base of Mardi Himal South Face with towering Mt. Machhapuchare; this area known as 'Other Sanctuary' named by early pioneer Jimmy Roberts, when he first explored this area in early 1970's. After enjoying the views of super mountain panorama return back on same route to our overnight stop.

Day 09: Trek to Siding village 1,750m | 5,740ft - 06 hrs.

After a fabulous time on the high ridges of Mardi Himal with beautiful views and back into forest of rhododendron and pines trees, retracing the journey back on same trail at Jungle Camp and beyond with more downhill walk to reach at Sidding village located between the junction to another East and West route to Mardi Himal on warmer area for overnight stop before ending this lovely trek next day.

Day 10: Trek to Sidding Village to Lwang Village 1460m-6 to 7 hrs

In this day we walk through sidding village to Lwang village following the beautiful landscape and enjoying the traced field and varied climates. Lwang Village is about 30 km north east of Pokhara. Lwang village is famous for home-stay, traditional culture and lifestyle of local people, tea garden, almonds farming & adventurous canoeing. Lwang community Home stay is located beneath the massif Annapurna Himalaya and towering peaks of Mt. Machhapuchhre “Fish Tail”. This is another typical charming village with Gurung and other mid hills tribes and after long trek we will be warm welcome by local people and overnight at Home stay.

Day 11: Trek to Lwang village to Hemja-4hrs Trek, Short drive to pokhara.

Our last day walk of this fabulous adventure on the hidden trails of Annapurna region walk follows through the river on the wide valley reaching warmer areas of rice / paddy farm villages and finally walk ends at Hemja about 3-4 hours trek and  a short drive about 2 hrs back to Pokhara for overnight stop by the serene Phewa Lake.

Day 12: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu. 

Morning a scenic overland drive back to Kathmandu with great experience and fond memories of  Mardi Himal trekking, an exciting six hour drive brings you at Kathmandu with afternoon free for individual activities or at leisure. (Options by air of 30 mins flight to Kathmandu from Pokhara)

Day 13: International departure homeward bound.

Last day in amazing Nepal and its massive Himalaya, after a memorable and fantastic journey Mardi Himal trekking, Life Himalaya staff transfer you to Kathmandu international airport for your flight back home or to next respective countries.

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