Trekking in Nepal | Adventure Altitude Treks & Expedition

Duration

11 days

Activities

  • Trekking in Nepal

Accomodation

  • 3* rated hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara with b/b plan and  normal lodging during trek

 

Meals

  • breakfast in Kathmandu & Pokhara during the trekking[ B.L.D].

 

special offer

from $850
$830 USD

Mardi Himal Trek highlights

  • Panoramic vie of Annapurna Range
  • Mardi Himal 5,553 m.
  • Amazing view of three mountains over eight thousand meters high, Dhaulagiri (8,167 m),  Manaslu (8,163 m), and Annapurna I (8,091m
  • Eco-friendly environment and substantial wilderness hike of rhododendron forest.
  • Get to know about Magar and Gurung ethnicity and their local culture.
  • if the customer has additional days then can continue to Sikles Village Trek via Dhibrang.
 

Mardi Himal Trek Overview

Mardi Himal trek is one of the best and short trekking destinations in the Annapurna region. Being the hidden treasure in the Annapurna region, this trek offers trekkers the closest look of various majestic mountains like Annapurna South(7,219 m), Machhapuchhre(6,993 m), Hiunchuli(6,441 m), Annapurna I (8,091 m), Annapurna South (7,219 m), Mardi Himal (5,553 m), Annapurna III (7,555 m), Gangapurna (7,454 m), Dhaulagiri Himal (8,167 m) etc.  Mardi trekking destination lies just east of one of the most popular treks of Nepal,  Annapurna Base Camp trek.

Mardi Himal Base camp trek starts after a short drive to Phedi from Pokhara city. The trail will lead uphill to a beautiful landscape of Dhampus village, which is well known for beautiful and vibrant culture of Gurung indigenous peoples inhabiting the town. It is a good place to stay overnight for the view of the beautiful town, surroundings with the snow-capped mountains and green hills around.

Mardi Himal Trail trail will lead you through winding paths, magical rhododendron forest at an elevation around 3,300 m. Ascending slowly towards the hilltop, you will notice change in vegetations and landscape of the area. Mostly you will have to walk into the forest with different kinds of trees, Bamboos, and chirping of different kinds of birds. .You will be staying overnight in small teahouses with typical Nepali food and can get a chance to interact with local people. This trek covers the Annapurna region offering magnificent views of tall snow-capped mountains peaks and crystal clear blue sky view within a short time frame. Walking through the lust jungle may provide a chance to see creatures like HImalayan Thar, monkeys, butteflies, birds, Lophophorous, Himalayan Monal etc.

Though being a short hike, this trail provides you an amazing hiking experience and memories to fill you adventurous soul.

 

The Best time to trek Mardi Himal: Basically this trek can be done at any season, but we recommend our clients to this trek during autumn season(mid-September to mid-November). Apart from autumn, this trek can be done during spring but prepare yourself for a little warm temperature. The best thing about doing this trek in spring is weather is stable with deep blue skies and greenery all around.

Difficulty Level: This trail is considered easy to moderate. Like all the treks in the Himalayas, this trek also requires you to walk up and down mostly. The difference is you will do this in high altitude which requires normal physical fitness. 

Equipment and packaging lists for Mardi Himal:

  • Clothing: Trekking boots, Short-sleeved Trekking shirts, Trekking pants and jackets, Thermals underwear, Long-sleeved Trekking shirts, Insulating down jackets, Woollen cap, Trekking Gloves, Raincoats, Crampons 
  • First Aid: Diamox (Acetazolamide tablets for preventing High Altitude Sickness), Sanitary pads / Tampons, Anti-nausea Medicines, Band-aids, Mosquito and insect repellents
  • Toiletries: Soap, Toilet Paper, Shampoo, Sunscreen, Hand sanitizer
  • Accessories: Sunglasses, Sleeping bag, Camera Batteries, Water Bottle, Solar Charger, Hot water Thermos
  • Important Documents: Passport, Travel Permits

Transportations: Transportation is mainly by luxury tourist bus upto Pokhara. But if you want a private vehicle, we can provide you with a little extra cost. There is also an option to take flight to Pokhara upon request. It will take 30 minutes to reach Pokhara via plane. From Pokhara we will take public vehicle (private vehicle upon request).

Meals and Accommodation: Accommodation is better compared to treks like Everest base camp, Manaslu Base camp. Though you will stay overnight at local lodges and tea-houses, they are facilitated with better beds, better toilets, all time electric power, internet etc. Most of the accommodation are facilitated with electricity and internet. You will find a variety of dishes, from traditional Nepalese to continental, Italian etc. But everything turns basic as we go higher. 


Guides and Porters: 

The team of Adventure Altitude Treks and Expedition co. is one of the most experienced, reliable, hospitable and respected in Nepal. The agency and team members are all affiliated to Trekking Agency's association of Nepal (TAAN)Nepal Mountaineering Association(NMA)Nepal Tourism BoardMinistry of Culture, Tourism and Civil  Aviation of NepalSustainable Tourism Network and Himalayan Rescue Association. We will provide a professional and an experienced English-speaking guide with sound knowledge of place and trek. With an experience of more than 10 years in this field, we can guarantee your satisfaction.If you need a porter, we will provide you 1 porter/2 guests. The porter will be carrying 25 kg maximum(12 -13 kg per person). You will need to carry your day pack yourselves to keep your personal belongings like wallet, mobile and accessories, cameras and accessories, water bottle, dry snacks, torch/headlights and other personal belongings. For us, the safety of our clients and members comes first. And it is our collective responsibility to ensure safety and security to porters, guides and guests. You can help to bring safety to our team members by taking only those things which are absolutely necessary. We will always be thankful for your acknowledgement.

Feedbacks: 

Since we are growing and relatively new as a company, we always put customer feedback as our inspiration towards making this company a great travel partner. We are where we are now because of the client's feedback. We have always appreciated negative feedbacks and use them to build our company. At the end of the trek, while you are with the crew during farewell dinner, we would appreciate if you give us your valuable feedback, an account of good and bad experiences, recommendations, and also your honest rating to our trip advisor page. 

Mardi Himal Trek Itinerary

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, our representative will be there for your warm welcome and will help you to transfer to the hotel. In free time take good rest and get refreshed of the jet-lag. In the evening join welcome dinner.

On our second day, we will start preparing for your trek. One of Our representative will remind you to get all the permits necessary for this trek. You will be reminded to check your trek  insurance policy and provide us a copy of it. You will  meet your Team leader and other support professionals who will check your trekking gears to make sure they meet the requirements. After a brief introduction with the crew, one of our tour operator will take you to a city tour. You will be visiting 4 heritage sites, that hold historical, religious and cultural significances.

1. Boudhhanath: 

Boudhanath, also called as Jharung Khasor, is situated 8 km to the east from the city center . It is one of the seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites located in Kathmandu. It can be viewed from the premises of TIA as you are about to land from your flight. The great Boudhanatha Stupa was built in 5th century which makes it one of the ancient and magnificent Stupa in the world. It is also the largest Stupa in the world. Considered the most holy pilgrimage for Buddhists all around the world, it is believed that the power and blessings of The Great Stupa  are far beyond the understandings of human beings. It is widely believed that whoever prays and worship with a pure heart at Boudhanath creates good karma therefore the way to hell and dark realms are closed to them, fulfilling their wishes.

An early morning or late evening visit to The Great Stupa gives you a vibe of Tibetian culture . The smoke from butter candlelights and incandescents fill the aura with pleasing smell, offering peace to your mind and soul. You can stroll around the area for buying souvenirs, metal handicrafts, Thangkas etc. or just catch a good breakfast or dinner with an aerial view of Boudhanath from the rooftop cafés and restaurants. 

2. Patan Durbar Square:

Patan , also called Lalitpur, is considered to be the oldest city among the three cities of Kathmandu valley. It is a home to the city's, better to say Nepal's finest craftsmen who have been able to preserve the ancient Newari culture and ancient technique of metal handicrafts. The city inherits one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Patan Durbar Square. Patan Durbar Square is an old palace of the Malla kings who ruled the city during Malla regime. The artistic handicrafts and metal crafts seen everywhere makes this place a living historical museum. Another place to see inside the Durbar square area is the Patan Museum. The museum lies inside the palace and has a collection of fine historical metal craft, wood carvings and historical Malla throne of the Malla regime. The Krishna Temple in the west premises of Durbar Square is another fine example of this artistic heritage. The temple was built by King Siddhi Narsingh Malla in 1637. Another must see place is the Mahabouddha , a magnificent terracotta temple built with Sikhara style containing 1000 images of Buddha. Filled with historical crafts and monuments that can be traced back to the 16th century, the Square is a home to 136 bushels (courtyards) and 55 temples. It is one of the major sacred sites for both Buddhists and Hindus. Beyond the temples, lie a lot of restaurants and cafés with rooftops, who serve different continental foods along with Newari traditional food. 

3. Pashupatinath :

Considered to be one of the four most important religious heritage for Hindus around the world, specially for the devotees of Lord Shiva, it is another UNESCO World Heritage Site worth a visit when you are at Kathmandu. Located 3 km north-west from the city, Pashupatinath is a home to 492 temples, 15 Shivalayas (shrines of Lord Shiva) and 12 Jyotirlinga (phallic shrines) which carry significant religious values. It is considered that the place has been existed there long before the millennia after the appearance of Shiva Linga. But the temple was built in 5th century by King Prachanda Dev of Lichhavi Dynasty and later renovated by the Malla kings of the Malla Dynasty. The temple is a common sacred site to Hindus and Buddhists. The main temple is fortified within the walls guarded by Nepal Police and Nepal Army and is denied entry to non-Hindus. Another new experience for the non-Hindu visitors is to watch the cremation ceremony. Though it is not recommended to faint-hearted people. 

4. Swoyambhu Mahachaitya :

Situated on a hilltop from a distance of 3 km from the main city, Swoyambhu Mahachaitya (Swoyambhunath) is one of the holiest Buddhist site in Nepal. The stupa has  been a paradigm of faith and harmony for centuries with Hindu temples and deities carved within  this  holy Buddhist site. It is believed that the glory and prosperity of Kathmandu valley was started from this point of time. Apart from being a sacred place, the hilltop also act as an overlook from where one can enjoy the panoramic view of the extensive valley.  Swoyambhu "self-existent one" was built by King Manadeva of Lichhavi Dynasty in 460 A.D. By the 13th century, it had become an important centre of Buddhism. Since then a lot of Hindus and Buddhists of whole world visit this place every year for prayers. The largest image of the Sakyamuni Buddha in Nepal rests on a high pedestal on the western side of Swoyambhunath. A temple dedicated to Saraswati (often called ManjuShree by Buddhists), goddess of learning is built behind the hilltop. The stupa premises is filled with Buddhist shrines, and statues of Hindu deities. The prayer wheels, the vibrant prayer flags, chanting of Buddhist Monks, the monkeys chattering, gives this place a combination of natural and religious vibe. One can feel the inner pace and tranquillity after visiting this Sacred place.

After visiting all those places, we will head back to the office. We will hold a final pre-trek brief. After that either you want to explore the city on yourself or you want to go straight back to your accommodation, depends on your choice.

Travel to Pokhara overland to see the green hills and wonderful settlements along the way. Our trip via luxury bus is accompanied by river Trishuli up to Mugling and Marsyangdi from Mugling. In Pokhara, we can walk around the beautiful city of Lakes. Visit to Mountain museum, caves, David's falls and other surrounding lakes for refreshment. Overnight at Hotel

Option: you can also take by flight Kathmandu to Pokhara, Additional cost around $105

After breakfast, we will continue our trip to Phedi on vehicle. From Phedi, we will start our first day trek. We will walk on stone paved steps, terraced fields and through small villages and lush green forest before reaching Dhampus. We will stop at Dhampus for lunch and some rest and continue our hike towards Pitam Deurali. Pitam Deurali is a small and beautiful village located on a riddge of a hill. It provides a good view point for seeing Annapurna South, Mardi himal and Machhapuchhre. Overnight at Pitam Deurali. 

This day we will continue ascending towards Forest Camp. The trail passes through green forest with rhododendron trees scattered here and there. The trail is thoroughly unique until we reach Forest Camp. After reaching forest Camp, we will take some rest and wander the area locally known as Kokar. Overnight stay at Forest Camp.

We will start our trek towards high camp early as usual. The trail passes through vibrant forest of rhododendron and sub-alpine vegetation. As we pass low camp, we will see the majestic fishtail/ Machhapuchhre mountain. The trail from low camp starts ascending alongside the ridge towards Mardi himal and Machhapuchhre. As we continue ascending, the tree line starts getting thinner leading to more shrubby areas. We might even be able to see HImalayan Monal along the way. Upon reaching High camp, we will take a little rest and continue exploring the areas. The mountain views from High camp will amaze you. Overnight at High camp.

Comparatively, a long trekking day. Today we will start our trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp as early as possible. The trail to here is winding with some ascents and descents on  steep and narrow trail. We will trek through pastures and a narrow ridge before reaching the Upper view point, Kali danda. The mesmerizing view of the Himalayan snowscape from here is admiring. The view of Mardi Himal(5587 m), Annapurna I(8091 m), Annapurna South(7219 m),Baraha Sikhara(7647 m), Hiunchuli(6441 m), Tent peak(6501 m), Singhachuli(6501 m) , Machhapuchhre(6993 m) and many other mountains is one of the greatest reward. Spending some time at Mardi himal Base camp, we will trek back to High camp. Overnight at High Camp.

From High Camp this day we will trek to Bhiujung via low camp. We will stay overnight at Bhiujung.

From Bhiujung we will first descend to Sidhing. From Sidhing, we will drive back to Pokhara. In Pokhara, we can walk around the city in free time. Overnight at hotel.

Travel back to Kathmandu overland to see the green hills. We will have enough time for rest and for some gift shopping. 

Option: you can also return by flight Pokhara to Kathmandu, Additional cost around $105

You will be transferred to Kathmandu Airport to catch your returning flight.

Activities:
Trekking in Nepal
Grading:
2
easy

Route Map

Includes & Excludes

  • Airport pick up drop off by a private vehicle
  • 2 Nights hotel in Kathmandu at 3-star category hotel with breakfast in twin sharing basis
  • Transportation by tourist bus (Kathmandu-Pokhara, and Pokhara-Kathmandu) by tourist bus
  • Transportation (Pokhara-Kande and Lumre-Pokhara) by a private vehicle
  • 2 Nights hotel in Pokhara at 3-star category with breakfast in twin sharing basis
  • 4 Nights teahouse accommodation during the trekking
  • Full board food during the trekking
  • An experienced English-speaking guide and his all expenses during the trekking and tour including insurance
  • Porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers and carries 15-20 kgs.) and their all expenses including insurance
  • Trekking route map
  • Complimentary sleeping bag and down jackets (return after the trekking)
  • First aid kit
  • All the government taxes and service charges
    • International airfare
    • Nepal visa fee
    • Travel insurance
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu, Pokhara and on the way to Pokhara, Pokhara, and Kathmandu
    • Extra nights accommodation in Pokhara, Kathmandu in case of change of plans, unforeseen circumstances, and others.
    • Personal expenses (WIFI, Device charging during the trekking, laundries, bar bills, etc).
    • Tipping to the guide(s), porter(s) and driver (s)
    • Anything does not include in the cost.

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