“On less ventured areas within the hidden path to Mardi Himal base camp Walk from low country to cooler green hills with fascinating mountain views Away from main villages and human settlement into the complete wilderness Adventure within the tranquil surrounding of green forest and snow-capped peaks Enjoy the panorama of Far Western to Mid West Himalaya range of mountains Trekking into remote and isolated high country within Annapurna Himalaya”.
Mardi Himal Trekking leads you to awesome scenery of whole Nepal Western and Mid-West Himalayan mountain range with incredible dramatic landscapes of rolling green hills dotted with farm villages and verdant valley, one of the fresh new areas to venture within week duration walks to scenic high Mardi Himal.
An interesting and wonderful country walk takes you to hidden corners of massive Annapurna Himalaya range, where Mardi Himal located right beneath towering South Face of magnificent Machhapuchare Himal the Fish-Tail peak.
Mardi Himal first visited in the early 1970s by adventurer and explorer and found this spot an amazing place enclosed by high snow-capped peaks of Annapurna and christened this beautiful area as ‘Other Sanctuary’ after the first one on route Annapurna Base Camp located closeby towards further North-West blocked by high ridges of Mardi Himal.
Mardi Himal Trekking where Nepal High Point Trekking guides will show you the wonders of this marvelous region enriched with flora-fauna, cultural Gurung farm villages and a scenic panorama of mountain views.
Mardi Himal Trekking, slowly getting popular as nice local lodge has been established drawing trekkers to visit and marvel the country’s beautifully landscaped and mountain scenery, where walk leads you to maximum heights at above 4,495 m high without any high altitude difficulty.
Starting from picturesque and renowned touristic Pokhara located Nepal Mid-West in the shade of massive Annapurna Himalaya with calm Phewa and Begnas Lakes.
As journey proceeds beyond Pokhara valley heading towards high hills following the nice trail and exploring local Gurung village interwoven with Buddhism religion and culture and then into deeply forested areas with a climb to reach Mardi Himal Base Camp rewards you with stunning views of mountains beyond your imagination.
After a great scenic and exciting times on high ridges and hills around Mardi Himal, where walk leads back then taking an alternative route to low warm farmland of Siding for short interesting drive to beautiful Pokhara on completing a wonderful Mardi Himal Trekking with exclusive services of Nepal High Point Trekking.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, gretted by one of our airport representative and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu city tour world heritage sites.
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara again drive to Kande and trek to Potana.
Day 04: Trek to Low Camp 2,968 m - 025 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to High Camp 3,710 m - 05 hrs.
Day 06: At High Camp for a hike to Mardi Himal base camp and back to low camp.
Day 07: Trek to Lumre and drive back to Pokhara.
Day 08: Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 09: Depart Nepal for international flight home-ward bound.
On reaching Kathmandu international airport received by our staff and guide with a warm welcome then transfer to your hotel in the center of Kathmandu city, after getting refreshed in your rooms join for group briefing regarding your stay in Nepal, where guides will provide information about the trek-local lodge-hotels-culture and other necessary information related to this trekking.
Sightseeing around Kathmandu, as the valley is steeped with many world heritage sites and important monuments and religious-historical sites. You will visit Pashupatinath (Hindu Temple), Baudanath stupa, Swyambhunath stupa (Mokey temple), Patan durbar square.
The morning after early breakfast transfer for a long drive of 5 to 6 hours of exciting drive to reach the scenic city in Pokhara, located Nepal Mid-West a warmer country but with incredible views of Annapurna Himalaya that reflects on its calm Begnas and Phewa Lakes. On reaching Pokhara then further drive to Kande and trek to Potana.
From Forest Camp, morning walk leads higher on the uphill path with a steep climb to reach a pasture land for an overnight stop on route Mardi base camp at Low Camp also called as Badal Danda, a high ridge with a couple of nice simple lodge facing super views of surrounding landscapes and mountains at close range.
From peaceful spot, morning walk leads with climb into dense woods of tall rhododendron-hemlocks-oaks-magnolia and pine trees, as walk slowly follows the hidden trails within tranquil environment with glimpse of peaks and then heading closer to mountains where tree lines stops for short alpine bushes and shrubs with dwarf rhododendron known as azalea, junipers and Burberry facing towering Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’ with Mardi Himal at close distance. Slowly walk leads to high ridges at High Camp for an overnight stop, afternoon enjoy marvelous views of grand landscapes and snow-capped mountains.
Another overnight stop at High Camp, where hike takes you at the base of Mardi Himal, walks follows a faint trail on the high ridge of Mardi Himal facing grand panorama of Annapurna Himalayan range, leading at the bottom of Mardi Himal located right beneath to the wearing peak of Machhapuchare ‘Fish Tail’. Here great views and on the highest spot of the adventure above 4,495 m high within mountains and then retrace walk back to High Camp for last overnight around high Mardi Himal area.
Morning from Low Camp with last day walk of the adventure to reach low warmer areas and fertile valley at Sidang village, after a last moment on high hills of Annapurna and Mardi Himal, where walk follows on the same the route for sometimes within densely forested area, and then on a new trail with long descend to Lumre and drive to Pokhara.
Having early breakfast where interesting drive brings you back in Kathmandu, as drive departs from Pokhara (either tourist coach or in private vehicles), as journey leads past many nice farm villages and town, from Mugling Bazaar following Trisuli River for sometimes, and then on winding uphill to reach into Kathmandu valley as well back to your respective hotels.
Last day in the country of Himalayan wonders, after an amazing experience and wonderful memories of Mardi Himal trek and great services of Nepal High Point Trekking and its friendly guide, then depart from the hotel as per your flight time our staff transfers you to Kathmandu international airport for your homeward flight or to the next respective countries.
What is Included?
Kathmandu airport pickup and drop
3 nights hotel accomodation in tourist standard hotel in kathmandu with breakfast.
Kathmandu sightseeing with well trained city tour guide (Pashupatinath, Syambhunath, Baudanath, Patan city)
Kathmandu- Pokhara & pokhara to Kathmandu AC toruist bus transportation
1 nights hotel accommodation in tourist standard hotel in Pokhara with breakfast
Pokhara to Kande transportation in private vehicle
A well trained and experienced, English speaking, trekking guide (his food, accomodation, insurance, salary).
Two guest = 1 porter (his food, accomodation, insurance, salary) included .
All meals during trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
Annapurna conservation area permit (ACAP).
Government permit (Trekkers information management system (TIMS) permit.
Accomodation during trekking (tea house/lodges/hotel).
Trekking equipments (sleeping bag and down jacket).
Trek completion certificate
First Aid Kit.
All Government and local taxes.
1. If you would like to reduce any service included in package like, airport pick up drop, hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara, poter, Kathmandu sightseeing, the cost will be reduced accrdingly.
2. If you would like to add any service which is not included in the package such as: Kathmanu - Pokhara, Pokhara-Kathmandu by flight or private car, Luxurious star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara, white water rafting, Paragliding, Pokhara tour, we will arrange accordingly and that is subjected to extra cost.
What is Excluded?
Your personal nature expenses and travel insurance.
Food during your stay in Kathmandu
Drinks (tea, coffee, coke, beer), beverage, hot shower and heater charge during trekking.
Entry permit for temple and stupa during Kathmandu sightseeing
Here’s a complete rundown of what to bring if you’re planning a trek to Everest Base Camp or any other tea-house trek in Nepal. Proper preparation and equipment for the conditions will go a long way to ensuring you have a great trekking experience. What follows is a pretty comprehensive list and will make sure you are covered in the coldest months of the year. If you have questions on what you might need just ask us and keep in mind that Kathmandu is a great place to buy trekking gear at affordable prices.
IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND ITEMS
Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.
ON THE TRAIL DAYPACK
Extra layers, gloves, wind breaker and poncho
Lip Balm with Sunscreen
Broad brimmed hat or bandana (for sun protection)
Iodine Water Tablets (personal preference)
Water Bottles or Camel Back
Headlamp with extra batteries
Waterproof bags to protect electronics or paperwork
Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
Umbrella (works great in a light rain or to protect from the sun)
Duct tape or moleskin for blisters
Trekking Poles (optional)
Thermos (optional for hot beverages)
CLOTHING: BASE, MIDDLE AND OUTER LAYERS
Moisture wicking long sleeve tee-shirts (2)
Moisture wicking tee-shirts (1)
Long underwear pants (2)
Underwear (5 to 7)
Heavy Fleece or Down Jacket
Long sleeve shirts (2)
Trekking Pants (2)
Gortex or Waterproof Jacket with hood
Rain Poncho that covers your day pack
Wide brimmed hat
Wool hat (Should cover ears) or Balaclava
Insulated Wool or Down Mittens
FOOTWEAR: SHOES AND SOCKS
Hiking boots with ankle support
Camp shoes or Tennis Shoes
Plastic bag to carry spare shoes
Hiking socks (10)
Sock Liners (optional)
Sleeping bag rated to -15° C/ 0° f
Sleeping bag liner (optional)
Sleeping bag stuff sack
DUFFEL BAGS AND DAY PACKS
Duffel Bag for Carrying Your Gear (we provide this for the trek)
Day Pack for Carrying what you need on the trail
Small Lock(s) for duffel bag and day pack
Waterproof cover for daypack
Drybags in several sizes
Stuff sacks for dirty clothes/shoes
FIRST AID KIT AND TOILETRIES
Our team brings along a basic first aid kit but we recommend you also carry the following;
Advil or Ibuprofen
Diamox (for altitude sickness)
Medical Tape (for preventing treating blisters)
Antibiotics (Cipro for travelers’ diarrhea)
Diaper Rash Cream (Can treat rashes or chaffing)
Basic toiletries (Soap, Deodorant…)
Panty Liners and Tampons
Ear plugs for sleeping
Portable Solar Charger
Journal, pen and paper
Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
Lightweight pillow case (in case your teahouses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow