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Mardi Himal Trek - 9 Days

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Mardi Himal Trek is a new short and amazing trekking route in the east of Annapurna Base Camp (4130m). This circuit trek leads you too dense forested areas through rocky hilly terrains with no human settlement en route. This is a perfect trek for travelers who want to spend time in nature with no crowd. This trek offers breath-taking views of valleys and beautiful landscapes of the Annapurna region. The trek also features gorgeous views of the Annapurna massif, Machhapuchhre (6993m), and Mardi Himal (5553m) making it a visually satiating retreat.

Your trek will start from Pokhara. You will drive to Kande which is a 1-hour drive and begin your trek. The trail will give you an amazing view of the Himalayas. The trail will lead you to Australian Camp (2060m), and after a little walk downhill, you will reach Pothana. Climbing up ahead you will reach Deurali, and after an hour walk through pine forests and rhododendron forests, you will reach Forest Camp. It is a quiet walk from Forest Camp to Low Camp as there are no settlements along this route. The trek moves through tranquil bamboo, rhododendron, and oak forests with the peace only broken by the hissing of streams and chirping of birds. The trail gives you exceptional views of snow-capped mountains like Annapurna South (7219m) and Patal Hiunchuli (6441m). The final destination of the trek, Upper View Point, offers a mind-blowing vista of the Annapurna massif along with the peeking peak of Machhapuchhre (6993m) and a close-up view of Mardi Himal (5553m). The return trail takes you to the Sidding village which is located very close to beautiful waterfall from where you retrace your way to Pokhara and then to Kathmandu.

Day 1
Day 01 : Arrive at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel.

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be picked by our representative and then transfer to hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 2
Day 02 - Tourist Bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara.

Distance: 200 km

Duration: 7 Hours

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

This city is full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. As you approach the city, there are wonderful views to the north across the hills and Phewa lake to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. This drive will take most of the morning, leaving much of the afternoon for a relaxing boat ride on Phewa Lake

Day 3
Day 03: One hour drive from Pokhara to Kande and trek to Deurali

Duration: 3-4 Hours

Accommodation: Guest House

Today after breakfast, you will drive to Kande via Pokhara Baglung Highway which will be about 1-hour drive. From Kande, you will start the trek as you ascend past Australian Camp with a stunning view of Machhapuchhre (6993m) in the backdrop. The trail will give you a panoramic view of the Annapurna range and Pokhara valley that will further lead you to Deurali.

Day 4
Day 04: Trek from Deurali- Low Camp

Duration: 7-8 Hours

Altitude:

Accommodation: Guest House

From Deurali, you will climb uphill towards Forest Camp. Trekking through a forested trail full of rhododendron trees, you reach Forest Camp and then you will gradually climb through beautiful rhododendron, bamboo, and oak forests to reach Low Camp. The walk will be 4 hours long, and you will get stunning views of Machhapuchhre (6993m) and Mardi Himal (5553m). You will stay overnight at Low Camp.

Day 5
Day 05: Trek from Low Camp to High Camp

Duration: 4-5 Hours

Altitude: 3,600m

Accommodation: Guest House

Today you will climb to High Camp (3600m) through the lush forest of rhododendron and oak. The uphill climb will provide you with gorgeous views of the snow-capped Himalayas like Annapurna South (7219m), Patal Hiunchuli (6441m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), and Mardi Himal (5553m). The trail has no settlements whatsoever, so it will be a quiet journey through the forest to reach High Camp. Overnight at High Camp.

Day 6
Day 06: High Camp - Mardi Himal Base Camp or Upper View Point (4,200m)- High Camp - Sidding

Duration: 8-9 Hours

Altitude:

Accommodation: Guest House

After having breakfast, you will climb uphill through a forested trail to reach the Upper View Point (4200m). After reaching Upper View Point, you will have a magnificent view of Mardi Himal (5553m), Annapurna I (8091m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), and other mountains. You will trek back to High Camp and and continue to Sidding.

Day 7
Day 07: Drive from Sidding - Pokhara

Duration: 3-4 Hours

Main Attractions: Waterfall

Accommodation: Hotel

Today after having a delicious breakfast, you will you will drive to Pokhara by a private jeep. After reaching Pokhara, you will stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 8
Day 08: Drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus. 7-8 hours.

Duration: 7-8 Hours

Accommodation: Hotel

Early in the morning, we leave Pokhara as we drive back to Kathmandu on a tourist bus. (You can either drive or take flight). Enjoying the amazing greenery and the villages along the highway, we arrive in the capital. Upon arrival, you can either rest in your hotel room or explore the nearby markets.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 9
Day 09: Transfer to International Airport for your onward destination.

You will be transferred to Airport 3 hours before your scheduled flight.

Cost Include(s):

  • Airport pickup and drop-off.
  • Kathmandu hotel with breakfast.
  • Three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • Best available guest houses accommodation during the trek (mainly in twin sharing).
  • A local government licensed English speaking trekking guide during the trek.
  • The required number porters to carry your luggage (1 porter for 2 trekkers).
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine and transportation for all trekking staffs.
  • All necessary trekking permits and entry fees.
  • Down Jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag.
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate.
  • First aid medical kits.
  • Mardi Himal Trek route map.
  • Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu.

Cost Exclude(s):

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Your travel insurance.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, laundry.
  • Personal trekking Equipment.
  • Tips for trekking staffs.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.

Trek Equipment:
We are advised to consider the following equipment as these are essentials while packing for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Adjustments to the list can be managed according to the requirements, interests, duration of trip, and season of trip. We can find variety of these gears to rent or buy in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Majority of the gears which are in sale in Kathmandu and Pokhara are locally manufactured and some are imported from china and they are much cheaper. And there are some famous branded gear shops in Thamel, Kathmandu.

Check List:

– Lightweight and comfortable hiking boots: fit them with hiking socks and wear them wherever possible before you go to trekking. Get the best hiking boots for plantar fascists, if you face plantar fascists problem.
– Sleeping bag and liner
– Sandals/ Flip flop
– Hiking socks – at least 4 pairs of cotton socks and 2 pair of wool socks
– Lightweight long sleeve hiking shirts
– Windproof/Waterproof pants and jacket
– Plastic rain poncho
– Light weather protection and warmer weather
– Hat for sun and wind
– Windproof gloves
– Warmer clothes
– Long underwear
– Thermals (socks, t-shirts, sweater)
– Wool hat/beanie (for winter)
– Shorts
– Hiking trousers
– Best down jacket

Accessories:

– Sunglasses with good UV protection
– Sunscreen
– Lightweight bag to carry your personal needs during the day
– Insect repellent
– Camera with extra battery
– Flashlight
– Backpack
– Aluminum water bottle
– Head lamp
– Trekking Poles

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