Trip Highlights
  • Relish the natures beauty with the majestic peaks like Himchuli, Annapurna South and others
  • Wander and explore the lush forests of rhododendron
  • Get to know the Nepali Culture and become one with the local home stay.
  • Have fun on the Trisuli River.

Mardi Himal Trek is a concealed treasure based on the east of the classic treks that is the Annapurna Base Camp trek. With the magnificent Machhapuchhare and the impressive base of Mardi Himal, the Mardi Himal Base Camp can be trekked by only few trekkers. With an elevation of the 3300m and through the miraculous forest of the rhododendron, the trail goes along the winding routes.

You don’t have a sufficient time but aspire to come close to the mountains? Che Bello! Mardi Himal Trek is the right journey for you. Right in front of you, there is majestic peaks of the Machhapuchhare, Himchuli and Annapurna South

The spectacular sight of the Annapurna South, Machhapuchhare, Himchuli and the Mardi Himal hike makes the trek journey more wonderful, the landscape alternates into the rough high mountain landscape. You can climb to the Mardi Himal Base Camp in about3-4 hrs from the high camp where you can be on the edge of the seat to get the close sight of the spectacular Annapurna Range. Along the entire path, you can get the beautiful views of the home stays and the guest houses. An eco tourism trail that surpasses the diverse and the dense forest of the rhododendrons and the lush forests is the Mardi Himal Trek. The highlight of the trek is unquestionably the landscape hills, mixed local culture, pristine mountain views and the spectacular valleys. Out from the busy and bustling path of the regions, Mardi Himal Trek takes you to off the beaten path. Through the Mardi Himal route via the east flank, the discovery of the first ever Mardi Himal was founded back in the 1961. In the significant path of the areas has the camping area.

From the bustling road of Kathmandu to the city of lakes Pokhara, our journey is initiated. We ultimately begin our trekking adventure when we drive to Phedi. The world renowned mighty mountains containing of the Annapurna South (7219m), Fishtail (6988m), Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna I (8091m) and Dhaulagiri (8167m). With the warm welcome and the hospitality of the local folks, this is definitely a unique experience for the trekkers. You can get to appreciate the mountain landscapes and try the local delicacies with the Mardi Himal trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Bearing huge smile of the locals in the traditional dresses will surely excite you and take you on the whole another level of happiness as you descend down from the Ghandruk where the peaks keep getting nearer. You are bound to sense the mountains holding you as you get closer to the mountains.

We head to the Forest Camp after breakfast and go on a hike for about 3 hours to reach. It is almost slope and we have to ascend in the most places. You will be stunned with the rich biodiversity and the splendid wildlife. We can take some cool pictures and take in the breeze on the path as this is the energy that drives us closer to the Forest Camp. As the lodges are of the more ability, Forest Camp is the suggested place to the stop over for moving forward to the Mardi Himal.

At Nepal Nomad trekking, you can meet our experienced climbing crew who were born and bred on rugged mountains. Our team includes all the members with the same goal to provide an amazing trekking experience. The reason why you should trust us and our trekkers is here. Join the venture now to any massive peaks and you will certainly be pleased with the journey. If you are searching for a specific or different mountain to climb then contact us at Nepal Nomad. We can give you tailor made Mardi Himal Trek itineraries that will be suitable according to your time for the listed peaks or any other peaks that may excite. We will be replying within 24 hours of your inquiry. We as a Team of Nepal Nomad promise you that you will have an amazing journey while we go through the paths and hardships. An experienced guide is needed for the trekkers as the Mardi Himal trekking is not well accommodated and marked. Certain sections are risky, so you need mountain experience and the knowledge for this particular journey.

Itinerary

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On the first day of your arrival, our representative with our office vehicle will be on a standby .After you are transferred to the hotel a pre-trek briefing on the trekking program and any last minute arrangements will schedules. You will get familiar to the surroundings as you go down the streets for a walk. Then a delicious local Nepali dinner will be served accompanied by cultural dance performed by the local belles.

  • Meals: welcome dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300m

On this particular day, we explore around Kathmandu City and visit to the two world heritage sites. This includes a visit to the Boudhanath Stupa known for its unique structure and as the biggest shrines in the world. For a more lighthearted day, a visit to Pashupatinath, situated on the banks of the holy Baghmati River which is considered as a home to the hundreds of thousands Hindus people and as the famous Hindu temple across the country where you will see Hindu holy men (sadhus) and pilgrims performing ritual bathing, and occasionally, funeral pyres burning on the Ghats. The cremation site here is used by the royal family and also for the simple man living next door. In the early afternoon you can relax to your hotel or do last minute shopping. Trekking Departure Information shall be provided.

  • Meals: breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300m

From Kathmandu, we take an early flight to Pokhara after an early breakfast and get moved to the hotel. After relaxing and wandering around we will head to dine out at lake side restaurants (cost not included).

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Pokhara
  • Altitude: 850m

After arriving in Pokhara, check into your hotel and then head out to explore the lakeside and relax over dinner. Pokhara, set on Phewa Lake, is an enchanting city. From there, you can see Mt. Machhapuchhare (22,890 ft. / 6977 m.), also known as Fishtail Peak. The city is the starting point for many treks in Nepal. The valley surrounding Pokhara is home to thick forests, gushing rivers, clear lakes, and world-famous views of the Himalaya.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Pokhara
  • Altitude: 850m

After breakfast, drive for about an hour from Pokhara to the starting point of the trek. Descending to the Pothana (6397 ft. / 1950 m), at the Australian Camp you get the beautiful sight of the majestic mountains after an unhurried lunch. With the amazing sight of the Machhapuchhare, you will spend the first night at the lodge.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Pothana
  • Altitude: 1950 m

Today's trek heads off into the wilderness, leaving tourists, other trekkers, and even villagers behind. You will be stunned by the lush forest of the maple, hemlock, red rhododendron and birch. While trekking is you come across a clear weather, you will also come to the clear view of the mountains.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Forest Camp
  • Altitude: 2600m

Variety of high-altitude vegetation on display As the route climbs, the flora turns to classic ‘cloud forest’ with mosses and lichen, tree ferns, and orchids hosted by the hardier trees. Towards the Annapurna South and Himchuli, you can view the natural windows that bring you closer to the thrilling panoramas. Far below, to your left, you will be able to see the Modi Khola Valley leading up into the Annapurna Sanctuary. Though still surrounded by forest, there are spectacular northerly views of the ever-closer ‘Fishtail’.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Badal Danda
  • Altitude: 3550m

Before setting up to the Mardi Himal Base Camp, we will enjoy our early breakfast. If conditions are favorable you will trek up to 16,404 ft. From the south face of Machhapuchhare only the crest of Mardi Himal separates you. The great ice fields and blue glaciers of the Sanctuary Wall lie below. Annapurna I, highest of all, is beyond, and the surrounding panorama sweeps from Dhaulagiri to Ganesh Himal.

In the early afternoon, it will be time to descend. At the middle camp at the tea house, enjoy a warming drink and hot food.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Middle Camp
  • Altitude: 4500m

Descending to 5249 ft (1600m) we gently trek through the lush forest and to the terraced fields after a breakfast. We then go to the distinct route where the there was snow of Mardi Himal and that is the upper Mardi Khola and then to the tea house on the remote and into the Kalimati which has the friendly village.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Kalimati
  • Altitude: 1600m

The path from Siding gradually follows the contour of the river valley, down between the pastures and through Tamang and Gurung villages. You will stay overnight at the Lwang Village. Here, there are organic tea gardens. In the evening, meet a mothers' group that works to raise money for local projects.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Lwang Village
  • Altitude: 1500m

On day 11, we get up early in the morning to be ready for the arrival of your aircraft for the flight back to Katmandu. We will meet at the airport and shall be transferred to hotel. Please remark, our flight will be subject to good weather for the sake of our overall safety. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300m

Today is the final day so you can relax until your departure or you can also initiate any supplementary trips or activities that you may have booked. In case of departure, you will be transferred to the international airport for fight back home

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300m

What's Included

  • 3 night's accommodations in Kathmandu on BB plan.
  • Everything on meals as specified for trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
  • All internal local transport as per the itinerary.
  • Internal l flights from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu for client and Trek Leader.
  • National Park entrance fees, trekking permits accommodation in twin sharing local basis lodges or best available places for accommodations, trek leader and porters-salary, insurance, food, accommodations and other allowances included in trekking arrangements.
  • Basic first aid, Trek bag kit carried by your leader.
  • None of the single supplement is required in Kathmandu or in the mountain.
  • Arrival Airport Pick and departure Drop.
  • Food (Kathmandu) - lunch and dinner, International flights from your home to home.
  • Airport Taxes, car, taxi or van, Visa fees.
  • Medical examination (if required) and vaccination costs.
  • Own Expenditure(Personal) , .all bar bills, laundry, telephone calls, hot shower in the mountain, mineral water, sweet deserts, we recommend bringing .water purifier and neutralizer tabulates to reduce your cost of traveling and to become responsible traveler.
  • Drinks or meals except 3 meals or not specified in the itinerary, Personal clothing and equipment, Travel insurance, Optional trips. Tipping in general for trek crew (driver, Trek leader and porter-tipping is not mandatory but expected).

DEPARTURE DATES & PRICE

Trip DatesAvailabilityPrice  
28 Feb, 2020 - 10 Mar, 2020GuaranteedUS$1300
29 Feb, 2020 - 11 Mar, 2020GuaranteedUS$1300

USEFUL INFORMATION

Experience Required:

A good level of fitness and experience of mountain walking is required for the Mardi Himal Trek. These tend to be longer treks with some more difficult days, some of which may involve walking at increased altitudes and more difficult terrain. Occasionally, there may be a longer day when negotiating the more challenging sections such as a mountain pass or viewing peak.

Pre-Trip Meeting:

Prior to set off to Mardi Himal Trek, we host a Pre-Trip meeting here in Kathmandu office on the 2nd day of your itinerary which starts in the evening during the dinner and introduce your trek Leader. It is an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about your Mardi Himal Trek as well as introduce yourself to one another.

Equipment Check List:

The specified basic equipments check lists should help you with your packing. Remember to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. At the start of the trek your packed trek bag should not weigh more than 20 kg.

Head:-

For the head protection: Sun hat or scarf - Light balaclava or warm fleece hat - Sunglasses with UV protection.

Lower Body: -

Under Garments - Hiking shorts - Lightweight cotton long pants - Light weight hiking thermal bottoms - Fleece or wool pants – Waterproof trekking trousers -

Feet: - lightweight thin inner socks - Thick, warm wool hiking socks - Hiking boots with spare laces - Camp shoes – Gaiters (optional)

Upper Body:-

As for the upper body’s shirts – Hiking and light weight thermal tops - Fleece jacket or pullover - Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional) - Waterproof shell jacket - Down vest and/or jacket - Base layer shirts - Warm jacket (down)*

Hands: - gloves that are Lightweight - Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer.

Accessories:-

Sleeping bag (comfort rated –10ºC)*- Sleeping bag liner - Head torch with spare bulbs and batteries - Small pad or combination.

Trekking Bags: - Large bag for keeping items dry inside trek bag, Daypack 250 to 30litres. - Thermarest sleeping pad - Water bottles - Water purification tablets.

Basic First Aid Kit: - Antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets are also a good idea.

Toiletries:- 1 medium sized quick drying towel - Tooth brush/paste - Multipurpose soap - Deodorants - Nail clippers - Face and body moisturizer - Feminine products - Small mirror - Wet wipes - toilet roll/Tissue Extras - Antibacterial hand wash

Luxuries - Binoculars - Reading book - Trip Map/Guide book - Trekking poles – Camera - Repair kit: needle, thread, duct tape.

A typical day:

At 6.30 am your Sherpa knocks on your door with a cup of good morning tea. Time for the Breakfast, tight up your bag pack and head off for today's trekking hiking for the next three to four hours then at pleasant spot we shall stop for an hour along the way for a well-prepared hot lunch. Later, a walk another three hours or so before you stop for the over night. The evening can be spent reading or chatting with your fellow hikers or trekking crew about the trip of the day. An asset can be pack of games to these nights; your trekking crew love teaching various Nepali card games and learning new Western games. Eventually, it's time to bed for a well deserved night.

Accommodation:

While at the Mardi Himal Trek, lodging options are limited so please do not expect the Ritz! Nepal Nomad utilizes simplistic family run lodges, with a large sociable central dining area and a cozy chimney burning fire. Lodges are on a twin share basis and we recommend you use your own sleeping bag. Accommodations in the Mardi Himal Trekking tend to have shared bathroom facilities and you may not always have access to a shower. Regardless of the lack of facilities, these lodges certainly have a rustic charm, most are blessed with spectacular views and being family run operations, they offer a great insight into the daily life of the Mountain people.

Insurance:

Nepal Nomad's booking terms & conditions of joining Mardi Himal trekking includes that you must be fully insured with medical, emergency rescue evacuations including trip cancellation insurance which should cover over 3000m to 6000m.

Altitude Sickness:

Itinerary of the Mardi Himal Trek is designed to ensure that there is plenty of times for adequate occurs as a result of acclimatization and cases of mountain sickness are rare. The common Symptoms are headaches, nausea, irregular breathing, insomnia and the swelling of fingers and glands. Medical Treatment is to descend to a lower altitude as quickly as possible which normally results in rapid improvement and recovery.

Meals:

On Mardi Himal Trek, three meals on full board basis will be provided (Nepali, Sherpa, and Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Chinese and Indian cousins). Every day dinner and breakfast will be placed and taken in the same lodge you spend over night but Lunch will be taken on your way to next village. Farewell dinner, breakfast and reception will be provided in Kathmandu.