Mardi Himal Trekking

Price:$800.00

12 Days 11 Night
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Mardi Himal is popularly known as a hidden gem in one of the most popular trekking trails in Nepal, Annapiurna Base Camp trek. It is located to the East of Annaourna Base Camp trek. Mardi Himal Base Camp itself offers you spectacular views of snow-capped mountains in Annapuran region and your climb to the summit of  Mardi Himal (3-4 hours)  will be more rewarding since it offers more fantastic and stunning mountain panorama. It is one of the perfect vantage points to witness breath-taking views of Himalayas closer up in the horizon. The classical Mardi Himal trek takes you to a mysterious lap of the mountain where Annapurna South, Mount Machhapuchhre (also known as Fishtail) and Mount Hiunchuli will warmly be welcoming to be seized with your eyes and camera as well.

As other trips to Annapuran region, Mardi Himal trekking also commences after a short and scenic drive from Pokhara to Phedi. Pokhara itself offers you some amazing experience of natural splendor. The trails then ascends along small winding path through various deep forest, especially, beautiful rhododendron, will be more beautiful during March and April since the entire hill will be reddish with flowering rhododendron. Then, you will begin to experience rugged mountain landscape with some amazing mountain views including ‘a hidden gem’, Mardi Himal , Annapurna South, Mount Machhapuchhre (also known as Fishtail) and Mount Hiunchuli.From High Camp (3580m.) you can climb up to Mardi Himal Base Camp in about 3-4 hours, which offers magnificent close up views of the entire Annapurna Range. Nowadays, you can find teahouse accommodation easily while trekking to Mardi Himal.

Short Itinerary

Day 01:On arrival at Airport in Kathmandu [1,338m] our representative will receive you and transfer to hotel.
Day 02:Kathmandu valley sightseeing
Day 03:Take Early flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara, check into the Hotel and Rest time Pokhara City sightseeing-Overnight in Hotel-
Day 04:Drive from Pokhara to Phedi  then start trek to Pothana. Overnight in a camp (1,620m.).
Day 05:Trek from Pothana to Forest Camp walking through the forest full of birch, giant rhododendron, mountain oak, maple, hemlock and daphnie and viewing the Close up view of Annapurna II. Overnight at Camp at (2,550m.)
Day 06:Trek from Forest Camp to Low camp walking through the Tree fern and orchid forests, Modi Khola valley. Overnight at Camp (3,400m.)
Day 07:Trek from Low Camp to High Camp climbing steeply up out of the forest crossing the tree line. Overnight at Camp (4,100m.)
Day 08:Take a day rest at High Camp for exploring the vicinity up to the (5,000m.) altitude from where you gat fine glimpse of the Mountain like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machapuchare and many more.
Day 09:Trek from High camp to Siding Village walking through the picturesque terraced fields . Overnight at camp (1,700m.)
Day 10:Trek from Siding village to Pokhara walking through the beautiful pasturelands, ethnic Tamang and Gurung villages and within a few hours you will meet road from where you take a bus to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11:Drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu. It takes 6 hrs for drive via tourist Bus.
Day 12:Departure to Tribhuwan International airport for your onward destination.

 


SERVICE INCLUDE
1. All airport/hotel transfers
2. 3 night hotel in Kathmandu and 2 night in pokhara
3. All accommodation and meals during the trek
4. Tourist Bus/Domestic flights (Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu)
5. An experienced English-speaking trek leader and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
6. All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
7. A comprehensive medical kit
8. All government and local taxes


SERVICE EXCLUDE
1. Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
2. Airport departure tax (Rs. 170 per person)
3. International airfare to and from Kathmandu
4. Excess baggage charges
5. Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu or Pokhara (Main city)
6. Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
7. Travel and rescue insurance
8. Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)


Different travelers have different minds; it means different perspectives on travelling. Accordingly, considering such different preferences of travelling according to their budget and time frame, this trip program also can be customized. 

Day 01:On arrival at Airport in Kathmandu [1,338m]

This the very first day that you step in Nepal for the trip. You will be received by our representative in the airport. Our representative will be at the arrival holding placard with your and our company name (Magic Expedition. And then, you will be transferred to the hotel. It is around 30 mins drive from the airport to the hotel. There may some hassles like offering taxi or hotel or something like that. Do go with them. And sometimes, in international flight, your luggage may be missing. Be very careful. We hope it will not disturb your trip.

After your arrival at the hotel, you will get refreshed and we will have a short orientation meeting regarding the trip. We will introduce guide or trip leader. For this, be with   4 pieces of recent pp sized photographs, copy of passport and copy of travel insurance-Overnight in Hotel-

Day 02:Kathmandu valley sightseeing ( a visit to popular UNESCO World Heritage sites)

This sightseeing tour commences after breakfast at around 8. You will have lunch during the tour in the afternoon. So, you have better have some money, Nepali currency is expected. For the whole day  You will be exploring Kathmandu valley, a valley of temples, major historical  cultural heritages  like swoyambhunath, kathmandu durbar square, buddhnath, Pashupatinath which are enlisted in UNESCO World heritage sites. The tour ends at around 4 pm-Overnight in Hotel-

Day 03:Take Early flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara, check into the Hotel and Rest time Pokhara City sightseeing-Overnight in Hotel-

It is a 35 minutes scenic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara . The domestic airport from Thamel to fly to Pokhara is 35 mins drive. After arrival in Pokhara, you will go for city sightseeing like visiting David Falls, Fewa lake, Gupteswor Cave-Overnight in Hotel-

Day 04: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul then trek to Pothana. Overnight in a camp (1,620m.).

It is an hour drive from Pokhara to Nayapul  which is the beginning point of our trek. After that, the trek commences. Now, you are going to climb steep hill up to Dhampus. Dhampus is a beautiful village and also a vantage point for Mountain View including Annapurna massif and, specially, magnificent Machhgapuchhre, (Fishtail). The trail, then, is mild for you for half an hour and again the trail divides from the trail going up to Australian Base Camp and ascends through lush rhododendron woods. Then the trail descends till you get beautiful village Pothana. -Overnight in Lodge-

Day 05:Trek from Pothana to Forest Camp

Today, it is a walk through the forest full of birch, giant rhododendron, mountain oak, maple, hemlock and daphnie and viewing the Close up view of Annapurna II and other mountain views Overnight at Camp at (2,550m.)

Day 06: Trek from Forest Camp to Low Camp

You will be trekking  again through beautiful Himalayan flora including  the tree fern and orchid forests, Modi Khola valley. Overnight at Camp (3,400m.)

Day 07:Trek from Low Camp to High Camp

Relatively, the trekking today is tougher to climbing steeply up out of the forest crossing the tree line. However, the climb will totally be pleasant. Overnight at Camp (4,100m.)

Day 08: Take a day rest at High Camp

This is the special day for exploring the vicinity up to the (5,000m.) altitude from where you witness fine glimpse of the Mountain like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machapuchare and many more. The mountain views and exploration of the region will be marvelous.

Day 09:Trek from High camp to Siding Village

This is a walk through the picturesque terraced fields and beautiful traditional settlements exploring the region further-Overnight in Lodge- (1,700m.)

Day 10:Trek from Siding village Phedi and drive to Pokhara

Today, you will be walking through beautiful pasturelands, ethnic Tamang and Gurung villages and within a few hours you will meet road at Phedi and from where you take a bus or private van or jeep or car to Pokhara. It is one hour drive form Phedi to Pokhara.Overnight at hotel-Overnight in Hotel-

Day 11:Drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu.

Tourist bus station is around 15-20 mins..walk from Lakeside, Pokhara or optionally, you can take taxi to bus station. The leader will help to get the bus station. The tourist bus leaves at 7.30 for Kathmandu every morning. It takes around 7-8 hours to get Kathmandu form Pokhara. On the way, you will see winding country road, river, woods and local people and their life style. However, we must say, the condition of the road is not good. Sometimes, bumpy and dusty…. To escape it, you, optionally, can go with flight. It is a 35 minutes flight from Pokhara  to Kathmandu

In the evening , after you get to the hotel, we will have dinner together and review the trip and exchange the experiences during your trip and you can feedback us-Overnight in Hotel-

Day 12: Farewell and Departure

.According to your flight schedule, we will drop you to the airport for the onward flight towards your country or next destination.


SERVICE INCLUDE
1. All airport/hotel transfers
2. 3 night hotel in Kathmandu and 2 night in pokhara
3. All accommodation and meals during the trek
4. Tourist Bus/Domestic flights (Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu)
5. An experienced English-speaking trek leader and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
6. All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
7. A comprehensive medical kit
8. All government and local taxes


SERVICE EXCLUDE
1. Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
2. Airport departure tax (Rs. 170 per person)
3. International airfare to and from Kathmandu
4. Excess baggage charges
5. Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu or Pokhara (Main city)
6. Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
7. Travel and rescue insurance
8. Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)


Different travelers have different minds; it means different perspectives on travelling. Accordingly, considering such different preferences of travelling according to their budget and time frame, this trip program also can be customized. 

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Destination : Annapurna Region
Duration : 12 Days
Max Elevation : 4000m
Grade / Difficulty : Medium
Start : Kathmandu.
Finish :Kathmandu
Highlight : Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna, Gangapurna, Annapurna 3 and Machhapuchhre
Best Season : Sep to Nov, March to April.
Accomodation Type : Tea House

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