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Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek

There are lots of popular small peaks inside Annapurna range. One of the popular small peak is MardiHimal (5587m). Mardi Himal considered trekking peak as they issue permits to climb Mardi. Mardi Himal is the newly opened trekking and still getting popular among the trekkers. It is located on the southeast flank of Machhapuchhre and easily accessible for trekking and climbing. The trip starts relatively low elevation and reach up to 4500m., giving opportunity to gaze a view of Annapurna and Dhawalagiri Area. Spectacular view of Mount Dhawalagiri, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Annapurna south, Hiuchuli and Machhapuchhre is seen during the trip.

Mardi Himal Trek at a glance

Maximum elevation: 4,250 meter

Number of Days: 7 days of walking

Difficulty level: Easy to strenuous, involves walking above 3,000 m.

Accommodation: Tea house during the trek and hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara

Transportation: Private transfer and tourist bus

Price:  $750 per person

Best time to go: March- May and September-November but can be done throughout the year

Highlight of the Mardi Himal Trek

A guided city tour in Kathmandu makes you familiarize with the world famous monuments in Kathmandu,

A scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu which follow bank of Trishuli River and follow the bank of Marshyangdi River as well as pass through many different towns and villages,

Takes you to the higher elevation in short span of time, the trek gives opportunity to observe unparalleled beauty of Fishtail and Mardi,

Walk through pristine forest and ridges gives unbelievable views of the Annapurna Mountains,

Relatively short, easy and unspoiled trek so it is considered off the beaten route and recently opened for foreigners,

Active pasture land,

Time to stroll around Phewa Lake in Pokhara, a serene lake and very popular destination for locals as well as foreigners,

Cultural and natural diversity as the trek pass through the villages of different ethnic group and forest of great variety, even the orchids are very common in this area.

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Mardi Himal Trek Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu. Meet and greet by our representative/ guide and transfer to your allocated hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu. Introductory trip to Kathmandu including sightseeing of one of the old palace complex, popular by the name Patan Durbar square, a Buddhist temple popular by the name monkey temple among the foreigners but is called Swoyambhunath and a Hindu temple Pashupatinath, a popular cremation ground for many hindus of Kathmandu. All these places are listed by UNESCO as world heritages. Afternoon time free for doing trek preparation.

Day 03:  Drive to Pokhara (820m.). A scenic drive leaving Kathmandu mostly follows the riverbank. About 200km but depend with traffic might take 7-8 hours in the bus.

Day 04: A short drive from Pokhara to Kande and trek to Deurali (2100m.), 4-5 hours of walking.After an hour drive to Kande, a trekking starting point and hike to Australian camp (2060m.), which itself is one of the special location to observe the Annapurna Range. Few minutes trek down to Pothana an ideal lunch place of the day and continue trekking to Deurali for overnight stay.

Day 05: Trek from Deurali to Forest Camp (2600m.), 4-5 hours of walking.  A nice start of the day enjoying the nature as trail ascends through forest. After reaching the ridge the trail goes steeply down and again ascends to reach Forest camp. Overnight at Forest camp in guest house.

Day 06: Trek from Forest camp to Low camp (2970m.), 3-4 hours of walking. The trail ascends at the beginning but doesn’t last after reaching the ridge. Beautiful trees and vegetation with some orchids on the way. Unbelievable view of Mt Fishtail can be observed today.

Day 07: Trek from Low camp to high camp (3550m.), 3-4 hours of walking. The trail ascends following the ridge to reach the high camp. Vegetation keeps changing as elevation keeps going up. Patches of rhododendron forest with some shrubs are very common. Mountain view from here are simply stunning.

Day 08: Trek from high camp to upper view point (4250 m.), and return back to high camp. 2-3 hours of walking. A steep and narrow ascend for an hour leads to upper view point from where one can see the unparalleled beauty of the mountains. The view of Annapurna, Singuchuli, Barhashikhar, Tent peak and Machhapuchhre is really stunning.

Day 09: Trek from high camp to Sidhing village (1700m.), 6-7 hours of walking. A nice descends down to Sidhing and overnight there. Sidhing is the typical gurung village of the area.

Day 10: Trek from Sidhing to Lumre and drive to Pokhara, 2-3 hours of walking and an hour of driving. Trek down to Lumre and take a transfer to Pokhara and overnight in Hotel.

Day 11: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu.

Day 12: Departure from Kathmandu. On a proper time transfer to the airport or transfer for another trip with us.

Price Includes:

  • All transfer as per itinerary.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Tourist bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara and from Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Private transfer from Pokhara to trek starting point and from trek ending point to Pokhara
  • Full board meal during the trek
  • Comfortable & clean accommodation on teahouse/lodge during the trek on twin sharing basis
  • Local English-speaking trekking guide
  • Every two trekkers one porter to carry your bags
  • All the necessary permits
  • All government and local taxes

Price Excludes:

  • Nepal Visa fees. Most of the countries obtain the visa in the airport. Visa fees are $30 for 15 days, $50 for one month.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu except mentioned in itinerary
  • Bar and beverage bill during the trek
  • Hot shower and battery recharge during the trek
  • Insurance for evacuation and medical facilities
  • Expense of personal nature like phone calls, laundry, extra porter
  • Tips for guides, drivers and porters (you can see the tipping guideline in our tipping page)
  • Trekking equipment like trekking poles, water bottles etc.

Mardi is one of the popular new destination.