Mardi Himal Trek

   11 Days    Trip Id ( 001-A-122)

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The Mardi Himal trek is a newly opened eco-tourism, trekking trail that takes trekkers to the base camp of Mardi Himal offering an extraordinary view of the majestic Annapurna massif, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre and Manaslu. It also offers opportunity to enjoy the blue glaciers of the Annapurna sanctuary. The location lies east of the Annapurna Base Camp in the Annapurna region of Nepal. This, off the beaten track takes you away from the busy trail through the forest of Rhododendron and Juniper and the pristine little settlements of Tamang and Gurung people, all the way up to the base of Mardi Himal. Camping every night, sleeping under the stars and the mighty Himalayas offer utmost adventure to the trekkers. 4,500m is the maximum altitude achieved during this trek.

11 days Mardi Himal trekking itinerary designed by Amigo Treks and Expedition also includes a full day guided tour to some of the major sites of the Kathmandu  Valley.  The package includes full board during the trek and bed and breakfast before and after the trek. Due to the unavailability of tea houses and lodges, the nights are spent in a te house during the trek. Cooks are hired to serve your choice breakfast, lunch and dinner. In Pokhara and Kathmandu, the accommodation and meals are arranged in the hotel itself. The package also includes the benefit of a free map. Moreover, the package can be customized to your requirements and all the customized packages guarantee flat rates, no hidden charges, special group discount and 100% departure date.

March-May and September-November is the right time to enjoy the trek, as these months are very supportive in terms of weather, temperature, trail and visibility. Moreover, if you are looking to explore more areas of the Annapurna region try our other packages like the Annapurna Base Camp trek 16 days, or even the Annapurna Circuit Trek 20 days.

This hike to the base camp of Mardi Himal starts with a 40 minute ride from Pokhara to Phedi. The trail passes through Pothana, Forest Camp, and High Camp and finally up to the base camp of the Mardi Himal, which then retraces the same path till the Low Camp, where the trail heads towards Sidhing Village. The trail then follows the line of the river valley and heads towards the end point of the trek Lumre, where we catch a vehicle to Pokhara. Enjoy!


Include

  • Airport Pick-up and Drop-off service in a private vehicle
  • 3 nights twin-sharing accommodation in Kathmandu at 3* standard hotel with breakfast
  • 2 nights hotel in Pokhara with breakfast
  • Full day guided city tour in a private vehicle
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at one of the best Nepalese restaurants with traditional, ethnic music and dance
  • Accommodation during trek (lodge/tea house)
  • Trekking permit and TIMS permit
  • Tourist (Deluxe A/C) bus from kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Fresh fruits after dinner
  • Tea/Coffee (Served in a cup)
  • Government licensed and well trained English speaking guide and his entire expenses
  • Porters (One porter for each 2 members) and his entire expenses
  • Insurance of Guide and Porter
  • All required local and government taxes
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (if required)
  • Amigo Duffel bag (you can use it for Sherpa bag) and Trekking Map (As a souvenir)
  • First Aid Serviuce (Basic)
  • Oximeter - To determine your oxygen level
  • Adventure certificate (after completion the trek)

Exclude

  • Nepal arrival visa
  • Meals in the city except breakfast and other mentioned special dinner
  • Personal expenses like all kinds of drinks including mineral water, and  alcoholic and soft beverages
  • Monument entrance fees (USD26 per perosn)
  • Your travel insurance that covers Helicopter evacuation
  • Tips (as an appreciation) and any other extending trips and accommodation

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and trek preparation.

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara. (850m/6 hours.)

Day 04: Pokhara to Pothana. (1970m/5 hours.)

Day 05: Pothana to Forest Camp. (2550m/ 7 hours.)

Day 06: Forest Camp to High Camp. (4100m/ 6 hours.)

Day 07: High Camp, trek to Base Camp.

Day 08: High Camp to Siding Village. (1280m/ 7 hours.)

Day 09: Siding Village to Pokhara. (850m/2.5 hours trek and 1 hour drive.)

Day 10: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu.

Day 11: Departure day

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu.

Welcome to Nepal as well as Amigo Treks and Expedition family. Today, upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, one of our company representatives will receive you and escort you to the tourist standard hotel booked for you. If time permits, we also schedule a meeting at our office for the briefing regarding the trek, followed by an introduction session with other members (especially Sherpas and guides) of your team. Today, we also host a welcome dinner in one of the most popular local restaurants, where you can enjoy ethnic dance and cultural music along with authentic Nepali food. If your flight arrives late, both the meeting and the dinner can be scheduled for the following day.

Meals included: Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Authentic Nepali food, Cultural Music, and Ethnic dance, which is also a short introduction to Nepal.)

Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and meeting with your trekking guide.

The capital, Kathmandu valley itself, is a big storehouse of exclusive natural, cultural and historical sites. Therefore, today, we take you on a few hour tours to the major attractions of Kathmandu valley. After spending a few hours observing these wonderful sites, we again meet for a few hours to finalize your clothing and trekking gear (down jacket, trekking boots, sleeping bags, etc.) required during the trek. The night will be spent at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Meal included: Breakfast

(Highlights of the day: World Heritage sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square (a historical structure offering architectural wonders), the Pashupatinath temple (a Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva- lord possessing the power of destruction), Swyambhunath and Boudhanath (a Buddhist shrine dedicated to Lord Buddha- Light of Asia.

Optional site: Another World Heritage site ‘Patan Durbar Square’ along with other historical masterpieces like Mahabouddha Temple, Krishna Temple, Golden Temple, and Kumbeshwor Temple.)

Day 3: Drive to Pokhara. (850m/6 hours.)

Today, in the morning our guides will come to pick you up at your hotel and escort you to the bus station to catch an early morning, comfortable tourist bus to Pokhara. The bus will head towards the west of Kathmandu Valley and continue the journey towards the western part of Nepal following the Prithvi Highway along the Trisuli River. The bus will stop twice – one for breakfast and one for lunch and then continue until we reach Pokhara. The evening can be utilized to explore the lake area. The night will be spent at a tourist standard hotel in Pokhara.

Meals included: Breakfast

(Highlights of the day: Comfortable tourist bus, the windy highway along the Trisuli River, breathtaking view of waterfalls, rivers, jungles, hamlets higher up on the hills, terraced fields with the seasonal crop, different vegetations, curious faces of people running motels, restaurants and lodges, Lake area in Pokhara.)

Day 4: Pokhara to Pothana. (1970m/5 hours.)

Pothana is the destination set for the day. After having breakfast, the trip continues with a 40-minute bus ride to Phedi. The upward hike begins from here. A climb through the jungle, passing several small villages takes us to the beautiful Gurung village -Dhampus. From Dhampus, a steep climb will first take us to the Australian Camp, passing Deurali. We further walk up to Pothana situated on the Annapurna Circuit trail. The evening can be spent exploring Pothana and enjoying the views of the mountains. The night will be spent in a tented camp at Pothana.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Spectacular view of the Annapurna Mountain range and Machhapuchhre, several beautiful Gurung settlements; their lifestyle and traditional houses surrounded by the farmland.)

Day 5: Pothana to Forest Camp. (2550m/ 7 hours.)

The Forest Camp is the destination set for the day. From Pothana, the upward hike continues on the stone-paved trail till Deurali. On reaching Deurali, we leave the circuit trail and catch an off-the-beaten trail that heads east. The trail passes through the dense forest, presenting glimpses of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna massif and some wildlife en route to the Forest Camp. We reach the forest Camp around the afternoon, where we set up the tent for an overnight stay. The night will be spent in a tented camp at the Forest Camp.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Magnificent, closer view of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges, glimpses of leopard, deer, monkeys, and various species of birds, dense forest, and the experience of a tented camp along with the meals prepared by local cooks)

Day 6: Forest Camp to High Camp. (4100m/ 6 hours.)

The High Camp is the destination of the day. Leaving the Forest Camp we proceed towards the High Camp. Though the distance is short the climb through the forest of Rhododendron and Juniper forest is quite steep. The settlement is almost nil around this area. We first pass Manjh Danda to reach the low camp, and then we pass the Nangge Danda to reach the high camp. The top greets you with the most spectacular view of Machhapuchhre, the Annapurna Range, the valley of Annapurna Base Camp, and Mardi Himal. The night will be spent in a tented camp at the High Camp.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Dense forest of Rhododendron and Juniper, splendid views of Machhapuchhre, the Annapurna Range, the valley of Annapurna Base Camp, and Mardi Himal.)

Day 7: High Camp, trek to Base Camp.

Mardi Himal Base Camp is the destination set for the day. Today we wake up earlier than usual to enjoy the sunrise view from the High Camp. Today is a challenging day as the day requires walking on a narrow, rocky trail. Leaving the High Camp, we ascend for about 4 hours to reach the base camp of the Mardi Himal. After enjoying the views from the base camp, we walk back to the High Camp. The night will be spent in a tented camp at the High Camp.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the day: The spectacular sunrise view from the High Camp, view of the great ice fields and the blue glaciers of the Sanctuary wall, the stunning Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri, Ganesh Himal with a dozen glistening snow-bound giants, and also the hovering Lhophophorous above us.)

Day 8: High Camp to Siding Village. (1280m/ 7 hours.)

Siding Village is the destination set for the day. From the High Camp crossing the Nangge Danda, a steep descent brings us back to the Low Camp. From the Low Camp, we leave the trail used earlier and head towards the Mardi Khola River through the dense forest. The walk continues till Sidhing. The night will be spent in a tented camp at Sidhing.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Dense forest, friendly little settlements, lovely fields, and the experience of pristine Nepali countryside.)

Day 9: Siding Village to Pokhara. (850m/2.5 hours trek and 1 hour drive.)

Pokhara is the destination set for the day. Leaving Sidhing, we now hike down following the line of the river valley, passing various small settlements of Gurung and Tamang people until we reach Lumre. At Lumre, we catch a vehicle that will take us to Pokhara in one hour. The evening can be spent exploring the Lake area. The night will be spent at a tourist standard hotel in Pokhara.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

(Highlights of the day: Beautiful view of mountains, the cute little settlements of Tamang and Gurung people, attractions of Lakeside in Pokhara.)

Day 10:Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, 7-8 hrs drive (1,300m/4,264 ft) 6-7 hours

Kathmandu is the destination set for the day. Today we fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu, which leaves you enough time to spend your day in Kathmandu. A private vehicle will be awaiting your arrival at the airport, which will escort you to your hotel in Kathmandu. The day can either be spent resting at the hotel or exploring the cities of Kathmandu. In the evening, we again meet for the farewell dinner and discuss the trek and the feedback. The night will be spent at a tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

(Highlights of the day: 25-30 minutes scenic flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu, a comfortable tourist standard hotel, and a farewell dinner in Kathmandu)

Day 11: Departure day

Today, from Pokhara we catch a tourist standard bus to Kathmandu. Leaving Pokhara we head east toward the capital city, Kathmandu. After 7 hours of driving all the way through Prithvi Highway, we reach Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu you will be escorted to your hotel, where you can freshen up and rest for some time. Around the evening, the company representatives conduct a short meeting to discuss the trip, your experience, and the feedback. By the time dinner will also be ready. The night will be spent at a 3 * standard hotel in Kathmandu.

Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner

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