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Mardi Himal Trek

Trip Facts

Trip Duration: 11 days
Max. Altitude: 4,500m
Grade: Moderate
Accommodation: Tea house / lodges
Minimum Pax: 2 pax
Best season: Spring and Autumn
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Overview

Mardi Himal is located in the east the of the Annapurna Base Camp trail. Mardi Himal Trek is one of the short and fascinating treks. This trek is just a week long and also it is a newly opened off the beaten path trek. Mardi Himal trek is an unseen treasure yet. Few trekkers reach Mardi Himal Base Camp by following outstandingly positioned at the base of Mardi Himal and the Annapurna region´s most iconic mount  Machapuchhre literally meaning “Fishtail”. The trail passes through small winding paths, enchanted rhododendron forests until you climb out of the forest at an elevation of around 3,300 meters. The landscape also changes quite abruptly into a rugged high mountain landscape. It provides an amazing view of Mardi Himal, Machapuchre, Annapurna South and Hiunchuli.

Eight-Day hiking through the forest and on above the tree line and on up to from our high altitude camp at 4,100 m is lifetime experience in the Himalaya. From where could observe most amazing views of the different mountain.

    Day 01: Arrive in Nepal
    Day 02: Drive / fly to Pokhara
    Day 03: Kande-Deurali
    Day 04: Deurali-Forest Camp
    Day 05: Forest Camp-Low Camp
    Day 06: Low Cap-High Camp
    Day 07: High Camp-Mardi Himal Base Camp – Sidding village
    Day 08: Sidding Village-Pokhara
    Day 09: Pokhara-Sightseeing in Pokhara
    Day 10: Pokhara-Kathmandu
    Day 11: Back to sweet home.

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Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal. At Nepal airport you will be meet GHZ team and transfer to hotel. An evening followed welcome dinner at Thamel .

Day 02: Drive / Fly to Pokhara, one of the most beautiful and second largest tourist destinations place in Nepal .also known as a “city of Lakes “. by drive 7 hours and by flight will take 25 minutes from Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Pokhara –Kande to Deurali (2232m), After breakfast at the hotel we will drive to Kande which is just 45 minutes drive from Pokhara Lakeside. Kande is trekking start point after reaching Kande we will start our trek up to Deurali. overnight at guest house.

Day 04: Deurali to Forest Camp ( 2600m), After breakfast at Deurali guest house we will start our trek up continue to Forest Camp along the trail we will pass by a dense forest of oak, maple, hemlock and rhododendron flower. Overnight at guest house.

Day 05: Forest camp to Low Camp (2950m) , The trail continues from Forest Camp to Low Camp through the rhododendron forest however as we ascend the vegetation starts to change with more rhododendron and the trees are covered with moss, lichen and tree ferns. The view from Low Camp is superb with Mount Machhapuchhre visible up the valley.

Day 06: Low Camp to High Camp (3550m), An hour or so above Low Camp the trail breaks out above the tree line and towards the west, there is a good view to Annapurna South and Hiunchuli. The trail continues along the Mardi Himal ridge mainly on a grass with some isolated rhododendron bushes along the way. Look out for the colorful Danphe pheasant on this section of the trail. The lodge at High Camp is larger than lodges at Low Camp and Forest Camp, this one has eight rooms and a separate dining room with heater. The view from the lodge is superb to Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail).

Day 07: High Camp –Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500m) and back to Sidding village, The plan for today is wake early morning for a sunrise view of the mountains then after an early breakfast walk up the ridge towards Mardi Himal Base Camp. There is a well-established trail through the grass with a couple of steeper sections however overall not too challenging. Look out for the mountain yak grazing up here as well as Danphe pheasant ( national bird ). In the summer the sheep and goats from lower villages are brought up to graze in this area so you will pass a number of herder’s huts along the way. After three hours you should reach Base Camp at the elevation of 4500m this is where one can look into the Annapurna Sanctuary and the panorama view is spectacular looking at south face of Annapurna and all of the peaks in the Sanctuary as well as Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail).after sunrise with beautiful photos we will back to down to guest house and we will process to back Sidding village .

Day 08: Sidding Village to Pokhara, After breakfast, we will process to back down Pokhara Lakeside.

Day 09: Pokhara rest day and sightseeing, Today you will have a free and easy day, can do many adventures like paragliding, zip line and boating in Phewa lake.

Day 10: Pokhara to Kathmandu, We ride the tourist bus / take a flight back to Kathmandu and have lunch on the way. Upon arriving in Kathmandu, do some shopping souvenirs for loved ones back home and enjoy last hours in Nepal. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 11: Back to sweet home, Golden Himalayan Zone Treks will drop you in the airport for your flight back to sweet home.

Cost Includes

  • All airport/Hotel transfers service by private car or tourist minibus according to group size.
  •  2-star level Hotel in Kathmandu at Thamel touristic city with breakfast except for lunch and dinner.
  •  All lodging or camping and hygienic food with hot drinks during the trekking.
  • Salary, insurance, trekking equipment, flight tickets, bus tickets, food and lodging for all staffs.
  •  An experienced & professional English guide
  • All necessary formalities and Trekking permits, National park fees, TIMS Card etc.
  •  All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  •  Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel, Trekking and Helicopter Rescue insurance.
  •  Personal high altitude medicines, first aid kits, equipments, gears, cloths etc.
  •  Personal expenses (Phone Calls, Laundry, bar bills during the trekking, Battery recharge of camera or mobile, extra porters if you wish to take, mineral water,  Shower etc).
  •  Tips for Guides and Porters according to custom of trekking in Nepal

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