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Mardi Himal Trek

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Trek through the dense forest of rhododendron, pine and oak to collect the best views of mountains including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Manaslu and Mardi Himal with our Mardi Himal Trek.
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Trip Introduction

Tour Duration 11 Days Days Group Size 1-10 pax
Grade beginner Max Altitude 4250M/13600ft
Starting Point Kathmandu Ending Point Kathmandu
Accommodation 3***hotel in kathmandu & pokhara and tea house/lodeg during the trek
Meals Breakfast, in kathmandu & pokhara and all meals during the trek
Transportation all ground transportation as per itinerary

Mardi Himal Trek is a newly operated trekking route in Nepal. The less crowded trekking area in Annapurna, Mardi is the fine choice for the trekkers wishing to trek an off the beaten route. The trek to Mardi Himal offers to explore the Unspoiled cultural and traditional experiences of Annapurna. One of the best trips in Annapurna to explore the way of life, culture, custom, and friendliness of the local ethnic group, particularly Gurung and others.

 

The trek includes trekking through the sublime forest of Rhododendron, magnolia, pine, and oak. Regarded as the moderately short and easy trekking in Annapurna, this trek offers the greatest views of The Himalayas including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Manaslu and Mardi Himal and more. Due to the finest views, the route offers it is regarded as the best alternative to Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. The diverse forests, green hills, rocky landscape keeps amazing the trekkers all the trip. Like other trekking in Nepal, this trip is a teahouse type trekking. The tasting of local food and explore the local living style and the culture of the mountain people is interesting. Mardi Himal Trekking is also a seasonal trekking in Nepal. The best time to trek around Mardi Himal are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). Mardi trip can be done in the months of winter (December to February) as well. Although, trekking Mardi in monsoon is not feasible. 

 

The permits needed for the Mardi Himal Trek are ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit) and TIMS cards. The cost for the permits is US$ 30 and US$ 10 respectively. The permits can be issued either in Kathmandu or Pokhara at the Tourism Board office.

 

Mardi Himal Trek Highlights.

  • An easy, short and finest trekking in Nepal.
  • Explore the most beautiful city of the lake and mountain of Pokhara.
  • Trek the less crowded trekking route of Nepal.
  • The best alternative of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
  • Explore the local cultures and the traditions of the Annapurna region.
  • Collect the best views of mountains including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail),
  • Manaslu and Mardi Himal and more.
  • Trek through the dense forest of rhododendron, pine and oak.
  • Create a lifelong memory of trekking in the Himalayas.

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Detail Itinerary

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Upon your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport; you will be welcomed by one of our representatives with traditional Nepali garland then you will be transferred to the hotel in Thamel. Later in the free time, you can take a good rest in your hotel

Accommodation: at a 3-star category hotel on twin/double sharing basis.
Meals: Not included this day.

After breakfast in the hotel; you will be transferred to the tourist bus park to catch your bus to Pokhara. The drive to Pokhara is an interesting one through the green hills via the Trishuli river along with the beautiful local settlements. In Pokhara, you can walk around the Phewa lake to collect the stunning sunset views in the Himalayas.

Accommodation: at a 3-star category hotel on twin/double sharing basis.
Meals: Breakfast included.

Grab the early morning breakfast, then start the short drive to Phedi from Pokhara. Phedi is the starting point of the trek. From Phedi, the route goes on stone steps, terraced fields and through villages and forests to reach Dhampus. From there we walk further to Deurali. Deurali offers superb views of Annapurna South, Mardi Himal, and Macchhapuchhare.

Accommodation: at a local lodge on twin/double sharing basis
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

The trek resumes after breakfast. Today you will be trekking through the dense forest of rhododendron passing the green hills and superb landscapes. The route to the forest camp is easy and exciting through the jungle. Upon arriving at forest camp, you will take a good rest.

Accommodation: at a local lodge on twin/double sharing basis
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

The route from forest camp to low camp is again mostly through the dense forest of rhododendron. Although, the route is gentle uphill. You can also get the finest view of Mount Fishtail as well. Later in the evening, you will have time to explore the local village and the lifestyle of low camp.

Accommodation: at a local lodge on twin/double sharing basis
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

The route from Low camp to high camp gets tougher as you are starting to get a higher elevation. The mesmerizing views of Mount Fishtail and Mardi Himal is very pleasing. Occasionally, the spotting of wildlife and the national birds are expected. From high camp, you can collect the best views of the mountains in the evening.

Accommodation: at a local lodge on twin/double sharing basis
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

Grab the delicious breakfast and get ready to climb the upper viewpoint- the final destination and the best place for the mountain views. The route to the upper view point is steep and narrow. The viewpoint offers the best views of Himalayas including Mardi Himal (5587m), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Baraha Shikhar (Mt. Fang) (7647m), Tent Peak (5695m), Singhachuli (6501m), Machapuchhre (6993m) and others. After collecting the stunning views, you will come back to high camp for the overnight.

Accommodation: at a local lodge on twin/double sharing basis
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

Take a slightly different route from High camp and start trekking to Sidhing village. Sidhing offers to explore the true local life and lifestyles.

Accommodation: at a local lodge on twin/double sharing basis
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

Take a swift downhill to get to Lumre first. From Lumre, you will then take a scenic drive back to Pokhara. In Pokhara, you can around the streets and can do some shopping.

Accommodation: at a 3-star category hotel on twin/double sharing basis.
Meals: Breakfast and lunch included.

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Pokhara tourist bus station. The journey from Pokhara to Kathmandu will be of six to seven hours a bus drive. There will be several toilet breaks and a lunch break. Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel. Later, you can do the last-minute shopping in Thamel.

Meals: Breakfast Included
Accommodation: at a 3-star category hotel on twin/double sharing basis.

After the finest trekking in Nepal; today you will be transferred to the Kathmandu International airport to catch your returning flight. Our representative will do the farewell with the hope to welcome you back to Nepal soon.

Meals: Breakfast Included
Accommodation: not included this day.

Trip Includes/ Excludes

  • Airport pick up and drop off by a private vehicle (2 times)
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu at a 3-star category hotel on twin/double sharing basis with breakfast.
  • Transportation (Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu) by tourist bus.
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in Pokhara at a 3-star category hotel on twin/double sharing basis with breakfast.
  • Private transportation (Pokhara to Phedi and Lumre to Pokhara)
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and Trekkers’ Information Management System
  • (TIMS) Card for the trekking.
  • An experienced English-speaking guide and his all expenses during the trekking.
  • One porter per two trekkers and his all expenses during the trekking.
  • Meals during the trekking
  • Tea house accommodation on twin/double sharing basis during the trekking
  • All the government taxes and the company service charge.
  • International airfare
  • Nepal visa ((15 Days – 30 USD/ 30 Days – 50 USD /90 Days – 125 USD- more details at:
  • http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/page/tourist-visa)
  • Travel insurance
  • Food and drinks in Kathmandu and Pokhara except for breakfast.
  • Personal expenses (bar bills, mineral water, hot shower, WI-FI, laundries, etc.) of any kind during the trip.
  • Tipping to guide(s), porter(s), driver(s) etc.
  • Anything does not mention in the inclusion list.

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