Go Nepal, Kathmandu Nepal
The Mardi Himal Trek is an ideal place for, a hiking experience, hiking in the surroundings and scenery of the Annapurna region, Nepal. The Annapurna range, in central Nepal, is home to some of the most iconic mountain scenery in the world and is crisscrossed by some of the country's most popular hiking trails. For those looking for a less travelled and smoother journey of this spectacular terrain, the 9 to 10 day walk through the Mardi Himal is perfect. Slightly more rigorous than your average mountain hike, the trek consists of walking up to the ridge that reaches the Annapurna. A breath-taking view of the lesser-known side of one of the most famous peaks - the Machhapuchhre (fishtail), 6993 meters high alone make the trek worth doing.
Located just at the east of Nepal's, the most popular treks Mardi Himal is a hidden gem in the Annapurna region. Few hikers go to the Mardi Himal base camp located dramatically at the base of Mardi Himal and the impressive Machapuchhre. Another benefit of this trekking is that the trail has a small circuit to the Mardi Himal base camp so that we do not have to go back to the same terrain. The 10 day Mardi Himal trek is an easy and moderate level of travel for all travel enthusiasts. In conclusion, Mardi Himal trek is a short hike in the region of Annapurna in Nepal where we stay in lodges, try local dishes, enjoy the excellent landscape of hills and mountains; and awaken to the panoramic views of the massive Himalayan Mountains, including Annapurna, Machhapuchre, Hiunchuli and Mardi Himal.
1. Kathmandu Sightseeing.
2. Views of Annapurna, Fishtail and Mardi Himal.
3. Mardi Himal Base Camp and High Camp.
4. Sunrise and Sunset View.
5. Stunning Terraced Fields.
6. Picturesque Landscape and Rhododendron Forest.
7. Local Home Stay and Tea Garden. 8. Less Touristic Area.
Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
Today you’ll arrive at Kathmandu international airport. Our agent will pick you and take you to the respective hotel where you refresh and rest. All the necessary information of tour provided in hotel. In the evening a welcome dinner will be hosted by Taleju Adventure. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 2 : Drive to Pokhara (827m/2,700ft): 6-7 hours
We can enjoy the farms with beautiful terraces, small roadside shops and the furious Trishuli River on our trip to Pokhara, also known as the 'City of Lakes'. From the city, we have excellent views of the Himalayas, including Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre, and the five peaks of Annapurna. Pokhara is also a tourist destination, as we take time in the late and enjoy. Overnight in Pokhara.
Day 3 : Drive to Phedi and trek to Deurali (2100m/6,720ft): 30 minutes’ drive, 4-5 hours trek
After early morning breakfast, we start our journey with a drive to Phedi and start trekking from there. We walk on stone steps, terraced fields, through small villages and forest before reaching dhampus where we have lunch. We continue our walk towards Deurali which is a small village beautifully situated on a ridge with a beautiful view of Annapurna, Mardi Himal and Macchhapuchhare. Night in Deurali.
Day 4 : Deurali to forest camp (2,520m/8064ft): 6-7 hours
Our trail crosses a lush forest lined with red rhododendrons. Those flowers are common in the Nepalese hills and they are the national flowers of Nepal. Our path is very calm until we clear and pass through the forest camp. We can rest and explore the area which is also known locally as Kokar. Night in a forest camp.
Day 5 : Forest Camp to low camp (2970m/9504ft): 5-6 hours
We continue to walk through dense forests admiring Nepal's rich biodiversity and reaching the low camp. From here, the fantastic view of the Mt. Machapuchhre (Mt. Fishtail) in the valley is hypnotic. We can spend time in the evening observing the local way of lifestyle in low camp. Night in low camp.
Day 6 : Low camp to High camp (3540m/11,328ft): 3-4 hours
We climb along a ridge towards Mardi Himal and Macchhapuchhre. The tree lines start getting thinner and the area mostly consists of shrubs with isolated rhododendron bushes along the trail. If we are lucky, we could even meet pheasant Daphne (Nepal's national bird) on the way to the camp. We climb up camp, the final destination of the day. From here, the view of the mountain is magnificent. Night in High camp.
Day 7 : High camp to upper viewpoint (4250m/13600ft), return back to high camp: 2-3 hours
During our hike to a higher point of view, we go up and down, sometimes on a narrow and steep path. Our path crosses pastures and we walk along a narrow ridge before reaching the Upper viewpoint. The view of the Himalayan from here is amazing. We see Mardi Himal (5587m), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna south (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Baraha Shikhar (Mount Fang) (7647m), Pico Tent (5695m), Singhachuli (6501m), Machapuchhre (6993m) ) and others. We return to camp for one night.
Day 8 : High camp to Sidhing Village (1700m/5440ft): 6-7 hours
We take a different route in the high camp that takes us to Sidhing instead of going back down to Mardi Himal. The different route lets us experience something different and makes our trek exciting. Siddhing offers a quiet stay for trekkers as it is tucked away from the busier trails. Overnight in Siddhing.
Day 9 : Trek to Lumre, drive to Pokhara and fly to Kathmandu: 2-3 hours trek, 2 hours drive and 25 minutes flight
After an early breakfast, we head towards the Lumre and finally reaching the road from where we start our journey towards Pokhara. After reaching the city, we continue on to our national airport and return to Kathmandu. A person from Taleju Adventure will pick you up at the airport and drop you at the hotel where you can rest and refresh yourselves. In the evening, we will have a farewell dinner to celebrate the successful completion of our Tuesday Mardi Himal Trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 10 : Final departure
Our adventure on Mardi Himal Trek in Nepal ends today. A representative from Go Nepal will drop you off at the Tribhuwan International Airport a few hours before the scheduled flight.
o All arrival and departure transfer in private vehicle
o 3 star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara and during trekking will be local tea house/ guests house
o All meals (lunch and dinner) as described in itinerary
o A private vehicle as per group size
o An English-speaking guide throughout the tour
o Trekking TIMS and permit.
o 2 guests = 01 Porter
House Trekking package (Room + Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
o Any kind of medical and personal insurance
o Any kind of personal nature items like bar and Laundry bills.
o Evacuation in case of emergency
o Domestic flights
o Tips to the guide and driver
o Entrance Fees
o ANY ITEMS NOT MENTIONED ABOVE
1. The Mardi Himal Trek is one of the Annapurna Region's hidden gems when it comes to trekking.
2. The Mardi Himal Trek provides spectacular views of the Annapurna Massif's lesser-known sides.
3. The average Mardi Himal Trek is not difficult, but hikers and trekkers should be in good physical condition.