Mardai Himal Trek

Duration

10 Days

Grade

Leisurely (2)

Altitude

** m / ** ft

Service Level

Basic

Rating

Overview

The Mardi Himal Trek is an ideal choice for those of us who are looking for an ‘off the beaten path’ trekking experience in the quieter parts of the Annapurna region of Nepal. It is the lowest and perhaps the least visited of the trekking peaks in Nepal.  While trekking on this route, leading up to Mardi Himal base camp and finally the high camp, we get to appreciate the solitary trails complete with verdant forests, interesting villages, valleys, terraced farms, dazzling rivers and the extraordinary views of the Annapurna, Machhapuchre (Fishtail) and Hiunchuli mountains. Another benefit about this trekking route is that the trail makes a small circuit up to the base camp of Mardi Himal so that we don’t have to backtrack over the same terrain.
In conclusion, Mardi Himal trek is a short trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal where we stay in teahouses (lodges), try local food, appreciate the excellent hill and mountain landscape; and marvel at the panoramic views of the massive Himalayan mountains including Annapurna, Machhapuchre, Hiunchuli and Mardi Himal.

Trip Itinerary

01 Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

02 Drive to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft): 6-7 hours

03 Drive to Phedi and trek to Deurali (2100m/6,720ft): 30 minutes drive, 4-5 hours trek

04 Deurali to forest camp (2,520m/8064ft): 6-7 hours

05 Forest Camp to low camp (2970m/9504ft): 5-6 hours

06 Low camp to high camp (3540m/11,328ft): 3-4 hours

07 High camp to upper viewpoint (4250m/13600ft), return back to high camp: 2-3 hours

08 High camp to Sidhing Village (1700m/5440ft): 6-7 hours

09 Trek to Lumre, drive to Pokhara and fly to Kathmandu: 2-3 hours trek, 2 hours drive and 25 minutes flight

10 Final departure

Inclusion

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • All ground transportation in a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Domestic flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

Exclusion

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