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Mardi Himal Trek 2019
Annapurna Area / (Skill Level: Medium Level)
Trip Facts
  • Location: Annapurna Area
  • Trip Grade : Medium Level
  • Min Altitude : 4,560m
  • Best Time : Sep-Oct-Nov & Mar-Apr-May
  • No of Trip Days: 10
  • Group Size : 2-15
  • Transportation: Flight
  • Accomodation: Lodge or Tent
  • Entry : Phedi
  • Exit : Pokhara

Mardi Himal trek is the newly opened trekking route and less crowded, eco-tourism with a panoramic experience of untouched Himalayan landscapes in Annapurna region. It is located just east of one of the most legendary trekking destination. Everyone with moderate fitness level can do for trekking in Mardi Himal.

It provides one of the best side trips around Annapurna region. View from there is outstanding. Even the path to Mardi Himal Basecamp is awesome, through magical rhododendron forests until you climb out of the forest at an elevation of around (3,300m). Which is comparatively easy than the Annapurna Base Camp and Everest Base Camp trek. These trek starts and ends second in Pokhara – biggest city of Nepal and naturally blessed place to relax after the big hikes in Annapurna, it is 210km to west from Kathmandu.

Both tea house and camping trek are possible during Sep-Oct-Nov and Mar-Apr-May.8000expedition design suitable itinerary for these trip, if you are interested in these trip please contact us. We make travel fun safely!!

Today we welcome you to Nepal! Hope that you had a smooth flight. We’ll be waiting with a warm greeting and easy transfer to your hotel, then we will briefing on last minutes about the specific trip (Trekking or Peak climbing) with coffee in the hotel.

 Overnight at hotel

After having breakfast in the morning today, we will transfer KTM airport for flight to Pokhara. By flight, it gives the scenic view of Ganesh Himal, Mansalu 30 minutes.

After arriving in Pokhara you can see a beautiful Annapurna range mountain. Pokhara is the touristic place where all adventure activities, and accommodation and food choices galore. Welcome to this beautiful town of serene lakes that gives fantastic meaning to your holidays.

Overnight at hotel

In this day, after breakfast, we will drive 1 hour up to Phedi. The route from Phedi is a good one and very few trekkers choose to start the trek from here. The track goes steeply until Dhampus and pleasant easy walk up to Deurali. From here we can see majestic sunrise views.

Overnight at lodge

On the second day, we will walk up Deurali where you will turn off the main Annapurna Sanctuary trek and continue trek will consist of ascents as well as descents in some places and passing through beautiful rhododendron, oak forests. Although we will take rest and explore the area which is also known locally as Kokar.

Overnight at lodge

On the third day, we will have a very short trek up to low camp. The trail is initially quite steep leaving Forest Camp but soon gets less steep as you again get upon the ridge. In addition, it is possible to continue high camp another 3-4 hours more from low camp, depend on you.

 Overnight at lodge

After breakfast leaving just a short and steep climb then we are out of the forest. The trail continues along the Mardi Himal ridge mainly on the grass with some isolated rhododendron bushes along the way. The High Camp (3,580 m) is a natural viewpoint tower, where the lodge is larger than lodges at Low Camp and Forest Camp. From here you can see a beautiful view of Annapurna South, Himchuli, and Machhapuchre.

Overnight at lodge

On this day we will hike-up Mardi Himal base camp after suit breakfast. During the hike, we can experience Mountain View of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchre and Manaslu ranges. About half day hiking feels you best trek on lifetime, where the path is well-established through the grass with a couple of steeper sections however overall not too challenging.

Overnight at lodge

After breakfast, we will retrace until low camp before going way to Siding. The track goes down mostly downhill, and pass through the beautiful fields and farms over the interesting suspension bridges we reach to Siding village, which is a traditional Nepalese village and still very much away from the busier modern tourist treks. Most of the lodges are like homestay in Siding.

Overnight at lodge

After an early breakfast, we walk towards Lumre village about 3:30 hours, which finally reached the road. From here drive to Pokhara 2-3 hours. After reach in Pokhara hotel then you will have free time to relax or enjoy.

Overnight at lodge

In these days you will have free days explore, also the rest of the day for leisure or for looking around the local market for last minute shopping or personal activities. Although, there are several museums to visit, including the International Mountain Museum and the Gurkha Museum on this day.

Overnight at hotel

Now it’s time to say goodbye to Pokhara, today we are back to Kathmandu by flight. Arriving in Kathmandu you are transferring to the hotel and take rest. Then in the evening, we will host farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant.

Overnight at hotel

Today is Trip Ends – we will Drop off at the airport for final departure to selected destination, before 2 hours ago. We ensure that you leave Kathmandu with lifetime memory with us and see up next trip.

What you will get
Includes

  • Airport pick up /drop in Kathmandu
  • 2 nights 4* category hotel in Kathmandu on B/B basis
  • Domestic flight to and from Pokhara with tax
  • Trekking lodge accommodations throughout the trek
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner with hot drinks) during your trek
  • Experience trekking guide
  • All accommodation, transportation, Wages, equipment, insurance and other facilities to guide & porter
  • All necessary paperwork, Permits, national park fees, and TIMS card
  • Medical kit service
  • welcome/farewell dinner

What you wont get
Excludes

  • International round airfare
  • Lunch/Dinner while in Kathmandu (breakfast provided at hotel)
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport-Kathmandu) - $40 USD for 30 days Visa
  • Personal expenses items (snacks, Soft/hard drinks, battery charge, Phone, bottle or boiled water, shower etc.)
  • All expenses incurred in the event of early departure (evacuation fees, transport, extra hotel nights, etc.)
  • Tips for guide and porters

Things You Need

Everest High Pass Trekking - Trip Map