+2 People above
Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
- Bird eye view of Pokhara valley
- Close up view of Mt Machhapuchre 6997m
- Panoramic view of giant mountain Annapurna
- Beautiful Sunrise view in the morning
- Typical culture of local people
- Walk through lush green forest
Trip Overview of Mardi Himal Trek
One of the newly opened trekking routes in Nepal, Mardi Himal trekking takes you through least crowded area in the serene Annapurna Region to Mardi Mountain. Located at an altitude of 5587m, Mardi is the southernmost peak of Annapurna Mountain Range which was conquered for the first time in 1961.
Mardi Himal Trekking highlights include walk through the isolated lands with striking views of Annapurna and other mountains. Mardi Himal trekking route encompasses lush green valleys, high land meadows, rhododendron forest, ethnic villages and waterfalls.
One of the best alternative to classic Annapurna Base Camp trek, Mardi Himal Trek is the popular for the wilderness where majority of our trekking continues in the lichen laden dense forest where we get rare opportunity to witness several species of flowers, birds and animals.
Tourist Link Treks & Expedition organizes Mardi Himal trekking itinerary as 13-days package. After Kathmandu sightseeing tour, we will drive to Kande via Pokhara. Trek begins from Kande and continues through Forest Camp to High Camp of Mardi Mountain. We will enjoy spectacular sunrise from the View point located above High Camp before returning via Jhinu Danda to Nayapul where the trek ends. March to May and September to November are best season for Mardi Himal Trekking. This is the easy trek and hence it is recommended as the family package. There is limited lodges for accommodation so it is best suitable as the camping trek. Our expert guide and professional service is sure to make your adventure holiday in Nepal a memorable one.
Once you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport of Kathmandu, you need to go through custom formalities. You will find our representative waiting for you with a placard displaying your name. You will be transferred to the three star category hotel in a private vehicle for comfortable stay.
You will be taken to our office on the next day for documentation work. You will be introduced to your guide and fellow trekking members. The guide will give you briefing regarding Mardi Himal Trek itinerary. Enjoy Full Day Guided Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour. The tour begins with visit to Nepal’s holiest Hindu temple of Pashupatinath and continues with visit to Nepal’s largest Buddhist Stupa at Bouddhanath. We will also stop by Nepal’s oldest Swayambhunath Stupa. Our day Tour concludes with visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square.
Distance from Kathmandu to Pokhara is 200 km. These two popular cities are linked together by Prithvi Highway. Early in the morning, we will reach Tourist Bus Station at Kantipath to catch a bus. We will follow the meandering path that offers exquisite views of green hills, Trishuli River and forest. We will reach Pokhara in about 5 hours. You can go for boating in Phewa Lake in the evening and row the boat by yourself to reach the Island Temple of Tal Barahi that exists at the middle of Phewa Lake. Stay overnight in hotel.
After breakfast, we will leave our hotel and drive towards Kande. Perched high above on hill, Kande is famous for the spectacular mountain views. Mardi Himal Trekking begins from Kande. We will follow the ascending trail to the tiny Pothana village. The trail continues further to Deurali. After brief rest at Deurali, we will head towards Forest Camp. The trail leads us through the dense oak, maple and rhododendron forest to the clear area in the middle of forest where we will stay overnight.
After an early morning tea, we will proceed through the forest area. The trail stretches higher and higher and rhododendron trees become more dominant over other vegetation. Enjoy the pleasant walk in peaceful forest with an opportunity of bird watching. We will follow the steep narrow trail to the Low Camp. Enjoy the breath-taking view of Machhapuchhre Mountain. Stay overnight in Low Camp.
This is going to be the difficult day as we will reach the High Camp of Mardi Himal. We will walk past lush green highland meadows. We can enjoy views of pheasants like Munal and Danphe. We will exit from the forest area and reach to the High Camp and enjoy spectacular panorama of Himalayas. Stay overnight in High Camp.
View Point is the highest altitude for Mardi Himal Trek. We will begin our trek early in the morning as we do not want to miss sunrise view from view point. The trail is neither easy nor too difficult. We will pass through grass land and cross few steep section to reach view point. Enjoy the 360 degree panorama of mountains and return to High Camp for overnight stay.
From High Camp, we will descend to the Low Camp. We will be following the descending trail. After breakfast, we will walk through the dirt trail to Low Camp. The trail branches after Low Camp. We will continue walking to Forest Camp where we will stay overnight.
Leaving Forest Camp early in the morning, we will lower down to Landruk village. Moving further, we will arrive at the newly constructed bridge. Crossing this bridge, we will make gradual descend to Jhinu Danda. Near to Jhinu Danda is a natural hotspring known as Tatopani. We can bath in Tatopani which is believed to have medicinal value. Stay overnight in Jhinu Danda.
Lowering down from Jhinu Danda, we will arrive at Kimrong River. We will cross this river and choose an escalating path to Ghandruk village. Homestay facility is available in Ghandruk village. Ghandruk is the largest Gurung village in the region. We will visit Ghandruk Museum and enjoy the cultural show in the evening.
Walking past the terraced fields of Ghandruk, we will lower down through Birethanti village to Nayapul. We will catch a vehicle and return back to Pokhara. You can explore the nearby marketplace to buy souvenir items. Stay overnight in a hotel in Pokhara.
We will return to Kathmandu on this day. Follow the meandering Prithvi Highway for 5 hours to arrive at Kathmandu. You will be transferred to the hotel for luxurious stay.
You will be transferred to Airport three hours before your scheduled flight. Safe journey.
- Airport pick up and drop off by private vehicle
- Sightseeing at Kathmandu Valley (Monkey Temple, Pasupapati Tample, Boudhanath, Durbar square)
- Two night accommodation with breakfast at 3 star category Hotel in Kathmandu
- Two night accommodation with breakfast at 3 star category Hotel in Pokhara
- Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek
- Three daily meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek
- Surface transfer to and from Pokhara by Tourist Bus and private car to and Nayapul
- One highly experienced helpful and friendly guide (English speaking and Government licensed holder guide)
- Porter service (2 Trekker: 1 Porter) there food, accommodation, Salary, equipment and including staff insurance
- Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
- Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
- Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
- All necessary paper work and permits (ACAP and TIMS) please bring 3 passport size photographs
- All Local/Government Taxes and office service charge
- Medical Supplies (First Aid Kit will be available)
- Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance Company
What's not included?
- Nepal Visa fee
- Meal not specified in the “meal inclusions” in the above itinerary
- Personal trekking equipment
- Snacks and other expenses
- International airfare to & from home town
- Excess baggage charges
- Hot showers during the trek except when in Pokhara
- Personal travel insurance
- Personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, bar bills and extra porters
- Tips and donations for guides and porters.
- Optional trips and sightseeing if extend
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When to Go?
March to May and mid-September to November are ideal times to go on trekking in Nepal. However, you can do the trek throughout the year, excluding harsh winter and heavy monsoon period for better experiences. Read more...
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Food, drinking water, and accommodation facilities
The menu for everyday foods gets slimmer with a significant rise in altitude. One can always find a warm tea and basic local staple in the lodges or teahouses operating here. Natural drinking water sources, as well as Drinking water taps, are available throughout the trail. Accommodations might lose even some of the basic facilities as we move higher up in the trails of Himalayas. Read more...
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