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Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek is one of the most polular Trek in Nepal. It is situated in Annapurna region. It is a hidden trek so far. Mardi Himal Trek is newly opened trek as well.Trekkers can take full of joy with the beautiful view of Machhapuchhare (Fish tail), Annapurna ranges, Dhauglagiri, Himchuli and many more. Few trekkers choose this beautiful trek to Mardi Himal. Mardi Himal starts from 2000m to the 4500m will be the highest elevation from the sea level. This beautiful Trek starts from the beautiful Lake city Pokhara and ending there. It takes 6-8 days hiking to complete this trek. You can hike low camp (2990 m) to high camp  - High Camp (3580 m) 3 hrs. Trekkers can enjoy their hiking through the forest of rhododendron and wooded with bamboo. Mardi Himal Trek less crowded compare with other trekking routes in Annapurna region but it is really worthy to choose this trek. Lodges of this trekking simple basic but neat and clean. Trekkers can enjoy the simplicity of this area. 

Nepal Tibet Tours & Treks arrange your Mardi Himal Trekking with our expert Trekking guide and experience porter to support you. Come and enjoy the best Trekking route in Annapurna Region – Mardi Himal Trek. !!

Mardi Himal Trek - Outline Itinerary

Day1] Arrive Kathmandu.

Day 2] Fly (Half hr) or Drive Kathmandu – Pokhara (7hrs)

Day 3] Pokhara – drive to Kande (1hr), trek to Pitam Deaurali (2100m) 3 hrs.

Day 4] Pitam - Deurali (2100 m) trek to Forest Camp (2550 m) 4-5 hrs

Day 5] Forest Camp (2550 m) trek to Low Camp (2990 m) 3 hrs

Day 6] Low Camp (2990 m) trek to High Camp (3580 m) 3 hrs

Day 7] Day hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500 m) and return to High Camp (3580 m) 6-7 hrs

Day 8] Rest day and explore at high camp (3580 m)

Day 9] High Camp (3580 m) - Sidhing (1850 m) 6 hrs

Day 10] Sidhing (1850 m) - Lumre 3 hrs - drive to Pokhara 3 hrs

Day 11] Flight or drive Pokhara - Kathmandu-

Day 12] Departure

 

Note:
The above program can be tailor made as per your request, We can use morning 8 am flight to Pokhara which is only 30 minutes flight so we can start the trek in same day, can take a fly back to Kathmandu also late afternoon when finished the Trek.We can adjust the program as per the time and interest such as we can add Rafting, Chitwan National Park, Paragliding in Pokhara, jeep flyer, Mountain flight in Kathmandu and many more. Please do not hesitate to write us your interest; we will make the itinerary to suites your needs. 

Cost Includes

Accommodation as per Different standard of your choice in City and simple lodge or Tented Camp at Trekking.
English Speaking Trekking Guide & porter.
All the ground transportation as per Group Size & standard of Tour/Trek starting to end of Tour or Trek.
Every day 3meals Trekking portion. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner),
Camping Trek Our Cook prepare & Tea House Trek will provide on local Lodge.
All fees on Trek.

Cost Excludes

Travel insurance
All the expenses of personal nature, drinks,
Lunch and dinner city portion,
All the Delay due to weather, situation beyond our control
Nepal Visa, (USD30 for 15days,) and Airport Tax, Tipping, etc.

 

Mardi Himal Trek - Detailed Itinerary

Day1] Welcome to Kathmandu (1400m.)
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by our representative at the airport and then s/he will transfer you to hotel. You will be briefly described about your tour and check in to the Hotel. Rest of the day is all yours and overnight at hotel.

Day 2] Fly (Half hr) or Drive Kathmandu – Pokhara (7hrs)
After breakfast, you depart from Kathmandu and driving for 7 hours you will reach Pokhara by tourist bus, or private car or bus depending upon the size of your group. You will be passing through mesmerizing scenery of river and countryside. Alternatively, you may fly to Pokhara from Kathmandu which takes only half an hour. Then, you will sign in to the Hotel and you have free afternoon on your own. You can go around lakeside area or you can do boating at Fewa Lake and overnight at hotel.

Day 3] Pokhara – drive to Kande - Pitam Deaurali (2100m) 3 hrs.
After Breakfast drive to Kande takes 1 hr drive by private vehicle, then start your Mardi Himal Trek at your very first day about 3 hrs trek to Pitam Deaurali. Overnight at Trekkers Lodge.

Day 4] Pitam - Deurali (2100 m) - Forest Camp (2550 m) 4-5 hrs
Start your trek about 7-8 am after Breakfast. Trek about 4 to 5 hrs though the rhododendron forest. Overnight at Lodge / Guest house.

Day 5] Forest Camp (2550 m) - Low Camp (2990 m) 3 hrs
After Breakfast start to slight climbing with spectacular view of Annapurna ranges, Machhepuchare and Mardi Himal. Overnight at guesthouse in Low camp.


Day 6] Low Camp (2990 m) -  High Camp (3580 m) 3 hrs
We start the trek after early breakfast for our valuable day to see best view of Mardi Himal Trek. During 3 hrs trekking you will encounter with the best view of Annapurna sanctuary with beautiful glaciers. Overnight guest house.

Day 7] Day hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500 m) - High Camp (3580 m) 6-7 hrs
Today is hiking day to Mardi Himal base camp back to high camp. Overnight at guest house.


Day 8] High Camp (3580 m) - Sidhing (1850 m) 6 hrs
6 hrs Trek to Siding through the forest to the Upper Mardi Khola region. This is different route to complete the Mardi Himal circuit. Siding is a small tradition village away from busy trekking route. Overnight guest house.

Day 9] Sidhing (1850 m) - Lumre 3 hrs - drive to Pokhara 3 hrs
Today 3 hrs walk to Lumre by passing small villages of different ethnic group of people Gurung and Brahmin. Your vehicle is waiting there to drive to Pokhara about 3 hrs. Overnight at Hoel of beautiful Pokhara.

Day 10] Flight or drive Pokhara – Kathmandu
You’re half an hour flight or 7 hrs. drive can bring you back to Kathmandu. Afternoon last minute shopping or hang around the city. Overnight Hotel.


Day 11] Departure
Today is your last day of Mardi Himal Trek; we will take you to the Airport for your journey back home.

 

trip information

Clothing and equipments

Certain basic trekking equipment is essential on all routes we described in this site. Depending on the area and season, we will provide you with a comprehensive list of necessities. Here is some recommended Equipments List for trekking in Nepal.

Clothing

1. Boots

Lightweight walking boots. If new one is being bought, “walk then in” to avoid blisters. Also bring spare laces.

2. Track shoes

A pair of track shoes. To wear in the camp at night or when the boot is wet.

3. Jacket

Warm jacket. Fiber fills or down should be adequate. This is especially necessary during winter from December to February. A rainproof jacket with hood or a poncho. Get the one that is guaranteed waterproof.

4. Shirt and Sweaters

Woolen shirts and thick sweaters. During winter months, December through February these items are essential. Thick sweaters can be purchased in Kathmandu. 1 lightweight long sleeved -shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sun burn.

5. Trousers

A pair of lightweight/ heavy weight trousers. Jeans are unsuitable to wear on treks. Cheap loose cotton pants are available in Kathmandu. Heavyweight trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night. Windproof/ waterproof trousers are necessary on all treks going above 10.00ft.

6. Underwear

Thermal underwear. These are excellent to sleep in at night in the winter months thermal underwear are quite invaluable.

7. Tracksuit

A tracksuit useful for wearing in camp and in the tent. 2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/ skirts.

8. Sleeping Bag

As you do not carry it yourself this may be synthetic or down, but it must be 4 season. As most treks pass through a variety of climatic conditions, a long zip is a good idea. A cotton/fleece liner helps keep your sleeping bag clean. Good sleeping bags are expensive but can be rented easily in Kathmandu (Only for treks starting and finishing there)

9. Sun Hat, SunCream/Block & Lip Salve

Choose a high factor suncream (Factor 20 or stronger) to protect your skin against the sun at high altitude. A combination sunblock/lip salve is ideal for facial protection.

10. Personal First Aid Kit

You should have your own supply of plasters, aspirin, diarrhea tablets and also a comprehensive blister kit. (Please do not give medicines to local people without consulting the trek leader.)

11. Hat/ Glove/ Sandle/ Shocks/ Underwear

a) A woolen hat to wear in the morning and at night. During winter it is an essential item.
b) A sunhat and ensure it has a wide brim to cover the face and neck.
b) A pair of gloves. Leather with lining and woolen are best. c) 1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in camp.
d) 4 pairs of thin and 4 pair of thick woolen socks.
e) Underwear” normal quantity and swimming costume, hankies.

Equipments and Accessories

a) Duffle bag or kit bag to carry to gear while trekking
b) Daypack: This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirement for the day e.g. toilet items, camera, film towel, soap, a boot etc.
c) Water bottle.
d) Snow glasses and sunglasses
e) 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones.
f) 6 -10 smaller plastic bags to dispose garbage.
g) Wallet and /or money belt with compartment for coins.
h) Toiletries with large and small towels. Toilet paper can buy in Kathmandu and some villages in the mountains.
i) Small headlamp and/ or torch with spare batteries and bulbs
j) candles and lighter to burn toilet paper.
k) Snow gaiters essential during wither and all treks going over at other times.
l) An umbrella (optional), which is quite useful to as a sunshade and useful when it rains.
m) Reading materials, camera and film, game items (optional), note book, rubber band, pen and pencil, envelopes, a diary, a calendar, a pocket knife, binoculars (optional), a small pillow or headrest (optional). Thermoses (optional)- an inflatable sleeping mat, trekking map, adequate quantities of passport photograph

Trip Photos

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