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Mardi Himal Trek 7 Days
Mardi Himal Trek 7 Days
Mardi Himal Trek 7 Days
Mardi Himal Trek 7 Days
Mardi Himal Trek 7 Days

Mardi Himal Trek 7 Days

Duration

7 days

Group size

2-10

Activities

All Trekking

Country

Nepal

Region

Annapurna Region

Destination

Kathmandu, Pokhara, Kande, Australian Base Camp, Forest Camp, High Camp, Landruk
Start/End point

Start/End point

kathmandu
Max Altitude

Max Altitude

3550
Meals

Meals

Included
Activity

Activity

5-6
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Trip Highlights
  • Begin your trek from the beautiful city of Pokhara, known as the gateway to the Annapurna Region, and set off on a less crowded trail towards the Mardi Himal Base Camp.
  • Trek through lush rhododendron and oak forests, enjoying the vibrant blooms during the spring season and immersing yourself in the tranquility of nature.
  • Marvel at the panoramic views of iconic Himalayan peaks, including Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), and Hiunchuli, as they dominate the skyline throughout the journey.
  • Experience the warm hospitality of the local communities in traditional Gurung and Magar villages, gaining insights into their unique culture, traditions, and way of life.
  • Reach the Mardi Himal Base Camp, surrounded by pristine snow-covered landscapes and offering breathtaking views of the Annapurna Sanctuary.
  • Enjoy the peacefulness of the trail, as it is less crowded compared to other popular short treks in the Annapurna region, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the serenity of the mountains.
  • Encounter a variety of flora and fauna along the way, including diverse bird species and the chance to spot Himalayan wildlife such as deer and langur monkeys.
  • Trek through terraced fields and traditional settlements, witnessing the daily lives of the locals and experiencing the authenticity of rural Nepalese living.
  • Explore the cultural and historical sites in Pokhara, including the famous Phewa Lake and the World Peace Pagoda, offering a perfect way to relax and reflect after the trek.
  • Create lasting memories and a sense of accomplishment as you complete the Mardi Himal trek, capturing stunning photographs and forging friendships with fellow trekkers from around the world.

The Mardi Himal Trekking package specially designed for a week's vacation i.e., 7 days is a captivating and relatively less crowded trekking adventure that takes you to the base camp of Mardi Himal, a stunning peak located in the Annapurna region of Nepal. This trek offers a unique opportunity to explore pristine landscapes, untouched forests, and panoramic mountain views, providing a memorable experience for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts.

The journey begins in Kande or Phedi, a short drive away from Pokhara. From here, you'll start your trek, gradually ascending through picturesque villages, terraced fields, and lush rhododendron forests. The trail winds its way through the peaceful surroundings, offering glimpses of the magnificent Annapurna range, including Annapurna South (7,219 meters), Machhapuchhre (6,993 meters), and Hiunchuli (6,441 meters).

One of the highlights of the Mardi Himal Trek is reaching the Mardi Himal Base Camp (4,500 meters). As you ascend, the landscape transforms into alpine meadows and rugged terrain, creating a sense of adventure. At the base camp, you'll be rewarded with breathtaking views of Mardi Himal (5,587 meters), Machhapuchhre, and other neighboring peaks. The serene ambiance and the proximity to the mountains create a truly magical experience.

Along the trail, you'll encounter traditional villages such as Landruk and Forest Camp, where you can immerse yourself in the local culture and witness the warm hospitality of the villagers. You'll have the opportunity to interact with the Gurung and Magar communities, learn about their customs, and gain insights into their way of life. These cultural encounters add depth and authenticity to your trekking experience.

Accommodation during the Mardi Himal Trek is in comfortable teahouses or lodges along the trail. These lodgings provide basic amenities and serve delicious local meals, offering a cozy place to rest and rejuvenate after a day of trekking. The teahouses also serve as social hubs, allowing you to connect with fellow trekkers and share stories of your adventures.

Experienced guides will accompany you throughout the trek, ensuring your safety, providing valuable insights into the local culture and environment, and taking care of all logistical arrangements. Their knowledge and expertise enhance your trekking experience, allowing you to fully appreciate the beauty and significance of the Mardi Himal region.

The Mardi Himal Trek is a short moderate-level adventure suitable for trekkers with a reasonable level of fitness. 

By embarking on the Mardi Himal Trek, you'll have the opportunity to explore lesser-known trails, witness stunning landscapes, and enjoy panoramic mountain views. This trek is an ideal choice for those seeking a quieter and off-the-beaten-path adventure, allowing you to connect with nature and experience the serenity of the Himalayas in a relatively shorter period.

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Detailed Itinerary

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Day 1:

Drive to Pokhara (900 m) by tourist bus – 7 to 8 Hours. Overnight at a Hotel

Arrive in Pokhara and check into your accommodation. Spend the day exploring the vibrant city, visit various cafes and bars, and take care of any last-minute necessities.

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Day 2:

Drive to Kande (1,770 m)– 2 to 3 hour. Trek to Pitan Deurali (2,100 m) – 4 to 5 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse

Drive from Pokhara to Kande, the starting point of your trek, which takes about 1 hour. Begin the trek from Kande, walking through green hills and rhododendron forests. Reach the mountain pass of Deurali, offering views of the Annapurna south range and Mardi Himal/Mt. Machapucchre. Continue the trek through villages, enjoying the distant snowcapped peaks. Overnight stay in a lodge.

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Day 3:

Trek From Pitan Deurali to Low Camp (2,985 m) – 6 to 7 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse

Trek over grasslands with stunning views of Mt. Machapucchre, Mardi Himal, Dhaulagiri, and the Annapurna range. Pass through the forest camp and proceed to Low Camp, encountering exotic wildlife such as Himalayan Thar and spotted deer. Enjoy the rhododendron flowers along the way. Overnight stay in a lodge.

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Day 4:

Trek to High Camp (3,550 m) – 6 to 7 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse

Trek along the Mardi Himal edge to reach High Camp, presenting majestic views of Mardi Himal and Mt. Machapucchre. Cross rhododendron bushes as the tree line thins out. Look out for the "Daphne," the national bird of Nepal. Overnight stay in lodges at High Camp.

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Day 5:

Trek to Upper View Point (4,250 m) – 2 to 3 hours/Base Camp (4,120 m) – 4 to 5 hours. Trek Down to Badal Danda (3210m). Overnight at a Guesthouse

Embarking on the crucial day of the Mardi Himal trek, the early wake-up call signals the start of a challenging ascent to the Mardi Himal Base Camp. Navigating rocky ridges and slippery paths for about two hours, trekkers reach an elevation beyond 4000 meters, where the mesmerizing panorama of Annapurna unfolds. The base camp, renowned for its unforgettable sunrise views, becomes a sanctuary of accomplishment. After soaking in the celestial beauty, the descent to Badal Danda allows for reflection, rest, and a well-deserved meal, marking the trek's culmination.

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Day 6:

Trek to Siding and drive back to Pokhara. Overnight at a Guesthouse

Descending from the Mardi Himal Trek, we follow the familiar path of our ascent, making our way gradually down from Badal Danda. The journey takes us through dense jungles at the foothills of Mt. Machhapuchhre, and the trail becomes steeper, presenting a more challenging descent. After about five hours of hiking, we reach Sidhing, where a waiting jeep transports us back to Pokhara. The day concludes with a well-deserved overnight stay at your chosen hotel in Pokhara.

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Day 7:

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Your Mardi Himal Trek concludes. Depart from Pokhara, marking the end of your adventurous journey.

Costing Details
What is Included in Mardi Himal Trek ?
  •  Accommodations in Teahouse/lodge and three meals a day during the trek
  •  Experience trekking guide
  •  First Aid Kit
  • All the necessary paperwork and Annapurna Conservation Area permit entry permits
  • All government taxes during the trek
  • Farewell dinner
  • Trekking porter/ Sherpa to carry your bags during the trek, one porter shares between 2 trekkers
  • Land transportation is mentioned in the itinerary.
What is Excluded in Mardi Himal Trek ?
  • Lunch and dinner at cities
  • Tips for Porters/ tour guides
  •  All kinds of drinks during trips, hot showers in the tea house, and other extra services
  •  Personal trekking equipment
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport – Kathmandu ($25 for 15 days visa)
  • Hot Shower and battery charging on the tea house
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