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    Mardi Himal Climbing

    Mardi Himal Climbing

    • Destination
    • Durations
      15 days
    • Max. People
    • Trip Mode
      In Hotels and local nice lodge with camping on climb
    • Climbing Grade
      F ‘Facial Easy’ French, Swiss Alpine Climbing Systems
    • Trek-Climb area
      Nepal North Mid-West around Annapurna region
    • People / Culture
      Populated by Gurung tribes with ancient culture and traditional life of Buddhism religion.
    • Mode of Transport
      Exciting drives from Kathmandu to Pokhara onwards.


    “One of the least climbed and explored trekking in Nepal adventure. Enjoy mesmerizing views from Mardi areas known as the ‘Other Sanctuary.’ Mardi Himal closest peaks of towering Machhapuchare ‘Fish Tail’ peak. A climb of less technical skill but tough and scenic climb on top Mardi Himal. Grand scenery of Annapurna with Dhaulagiri and Manaslu from Mardi Himal. Walk from deep coniferous forest to barren and open country at Mardi area”.

    Mardi Himal Climbing 15 days

    'Amazing views around pure wilderness within high Mardi Himal’

    Mardi Himal Climbing is an adventure into remote and isolated corners of Annapurna's massive Himalayan peaks. It is located on the foot of majestic Machhapuchare (known as ‘Fishtail’ due to its unique twin summit tops) Himal.

    Mardi Himal stands above 5,587m high, hidden and enclosed lesser mountains often climbed/ ventured by other trekkers and adventurers. It’s situated on the high scenic hills of Annapurna Himalaya, a broken Machhapuchare Himal southern ridge.

    Mardi Himal Climb and Trek, where all interested trekkers and adventurers can participate in short adventurous activities. This week(or a little more) duration leads you to exciting and scenic areas of the massive bulk of Annapurna Mountain within well-hidden trails from main trekking routes.

    Mardi Himal Climbing takes you directly north of beautiful Pokhara city and its verdant valley. Then, after a short drive and walk leads you to the traditional farm villages of the Gurung people, an indigenous tribe of the Annapurna region.

    On this trek, we walk on hills and forests with amazing mountain range scenery. Then, we leave the villages behind for sheer wilderness within dense coniferous woodland of tall rhododendron pines and oaks. Then, we reach an open wide area where tree lines disappear for rocky hills and mountains at Mardi Base Camp.

    Allowing enough rest days with short walks for some days, we take time for practice and preparation for the classic climb on top of Mardi Himal. The grade taken from French and Swiss Alpine Climbing for climbing Mardi Himal is F which means ‘Facial Easy.’ That means a peak of less technical effort, but this climb leads to a strenuous climb on ice rocks and snow to reach Mardi Himal.

    After a great effort and skill to reach the apex, we enjoy a fantastic panorama of the beautiful high Himalayas. The view includes the whole Annapurna range with Dhaulagiri and Manaslu towards the west and east of Mardi Himal.

    Enjoying great success, departing from the base camp with a long downhill to a road head at Dhampus village. Then, we take a short drive back to beautiful Pokhara for an overnight stop. We enjoy the lakeside of Phewa after completing a fabulous adventure on Mardi Himal Climbing.

    Best Seasons to climb Mardi Himal:

    Nearly all months of the year except the monsoon. Monsoon starts from mid-June to mid-September.

    March to May is the best time for clear views till the afternoon, when wildflowers bloom with fantastic views of mountains. A day will be pleasant with cooler morning and nighttime.

    Nevertheless, the other best time for Mardi Himal Climbing is from October(a famous month for Festivals in Nepal) to December. The main reason is clear views of peaks, but short sunlight hours can be cold in the morning and night.

    • Day01

      Reach Kathmandu via various international airline and transfer to hotel.

      On arrival received by our staff and guide with transfer to your respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu. After checking into your lovely rooms getting refreshed from jet-leg, join in with other members of Mardi Himal Climbing and Trekking.

      Our guide / leader will delivers a briefing regarding local lodge, walks, view, history and culture with few important do’s and don’ts while you are with us having enjoyable times.

      Evening includes a nice dinner(which includes most popular Nepali foods) in a pleasant Nepalese restaurant with local cultural programs.

    • Day02

      In Kathmandu with optional tour and preparation for trek and climb.

      A free day to prepare for the upcoming treks to high Annapurna area. But in the morning there is an optional tour to explore around Kathmandu world heritage sites for few hours and back at hotel.

      Afternoon at leisure and free for individual activities and getting ready with packing for next early morning drive to Pokhara. It’s the place where our walk begins towards Mardi Himal from scenic Pokhara within Annapurna Himalaya.

    • Day03

      Drive to Pokhara 860 m – 06 hrs.

      Morning starts with drive on tourist coach or smaller vehicle as group size for overland journey takes you away from Kathmandu valley. We head into low warmer areas with views of snowcapped mountains.

      Our drive continues on busy main highway past farm villages and town and reach beautiful Pokhara city finally. It’s an amazing place within green valley by the serene lake Phewa.

    • Day04

      Drive to Dhampus 1,540 m – 02 hrs trek to Potana 1,895 m – 03 hrs.

      After enjoying views of Annapurna Himal and Machhapuchhre peaks ‘Fish Tail’ from the scenic and beautiful Pokhara, we take a drive beyond Pokhara valley. Then, we start our first day walks to high hills of Annapurna Himalaya.

      Drive leads along with views of Annapurna heading past farm villages and towns. And then towards high hill reaching a large farm village at Dhampus facing grandpanorama of Annapurna, Manaslu range includes towering Machhapuchhre Himal ‘Fish Tail’. From this beautiful view spot, we walk towards high hills into forest areas to reach another scenic spot, Potana. It’s a place for todays overnight stop with great views of Annapurna mountains.

    • Day05

      Trek to Kokar Forest camp 2,515 m via Pitam Deurali 2, 050 m – 05 hrs.

      After a nice and enjoyable overnight at Potana, the morning walk continues on main trail reaching a hill top of Pitam Deurali. We keep on facing views of landscapes and snow peaks.

      From Deurali our route heads north leaving the main trekking trails into sheer wilderness. From here walk leads along a ridgeline into serene forested area with cool temperature. Also the trail covers views of Annapurna I and South and Huinchuli, including Annapurna IV -II and Lamjung Himal towards east. After a good walk reaching our overnight stop in the midst of forest surrounding at Kokar Forest Camp with few basic lodges for trekkers.

    • Day06

      Trek to Low Camp 2,968 m – 05 hrs.

      From Forest Camp, the morning walk heads to steep uphill path with steep climb to reach a pasture land for overnight stop on route Mardi-Fish Tail base camp. The place offers a super views of surrounding landscapes and mountains at close range.

    • Day07

      Trek to High Camp 3,710 m – 05 hrs.

      This scenic spot offers grand panorama of beautiful landscapes and snow-clad peaks in perfect tranquility. Then, we head higher to reach High Camp. As the air gets thinner and cooler with steep climb to reach High Camp, the tree lines fades to short rhododendron and juniper bushes.

      Here we find a lonely lodge for overnight accommodation with basic facilities commanding super views of Annapurna Himalaya.

    • Day08

      Trek to Mardi Himal base camp at 4,490 m to set camp – 03 hrs.

      From High Camp, walk leads to our actual adventure heading on foot of Mardi Himal, within towering Machhapuchhre Himal or Fish Tail peak. Then, the walk leads towards high ridge on highest point above 4,490 m to set up our base camp for the climb to the summit of Mardi Himal.

      After then, the walk leads to a steep climb along a ridgeline to reach a hidden plateau at the base of Mardi Himal South Face with Mt. Machhapuchhre. That’s the area known as the ‘Other Sanctuary’ named by early pioneer Jimmy Roberts, when he first explored this area in early 1960’s.

      Then, we start experiencing camping with all facilities of cook-kitchen staff, climbing/ trekking guide and porters.

      Afternoon at leisure preparation for the climb and checking gear where our guide will brief with climbing technique and skill required for the climb.

    • Day09

      Trek and climb to Mardi Advance High Camp at 4,650m – 04 hrs.

      From base camp, we start heading slowly as altitude grips on steep path climbing towards a col between East Face of Mardi Himal that connects a ridge of Mt. Machhapuchhre. Here high camp will be established for final ascent on top Mardi Himal summit. And the advance camp at 4,650 m right beneath Mardi Himal and majestic Machhapuchhre. Afternoon with enough times to practice climb on ice and rock and then planning for next early move to summit the top of Mardi Himal, as weather stays on our good side.

    • Day10

      Climb Mardi Himal and return to High Camp overnight in lodge – 08 hrs.

      A Big Day! Starting early at the break of dawn climb and heading to a Col with some steep section of 45 degrees climb to encounter. From the Col, the climb carries on further within snow slopes to reach at the top of Mardi Himal summit.

      On top feeling high and in good spirit with panorama of mountains includes green valleys of Pokhara. After a stunning view and strenuous climb descend back to base camp using the same safe route.

    • Day11

      Trek to Forest Camp – 05 hrs.

      After enjoying lovely scenic views from the high ridges of Mardi Himal and it’s summit , the morning walk leads back into forested areas. Now, we start retracing the journey on the same trail to reach Forest Camp for overnight stop on downhill walk.

    • Day12

      Trek to Dhampus for overnight stop – 06 hrs.

      Today, the walk leads again into deep forest of rhododendron and pines trees to retrace the journey back on same trail at Deurali. And beyond with more downhill walk to reach at Potana unto Dhampus village for overnight stop.

    • Day13

      Drive back to Pokhara 860 m short walk with 2 hrs rides.

      In the morning, we catch fantastic views of snow peaks, the last day walk leads to the road head for short drive back to Pokhara. The drive past Phedi and Shuikhet with views of mountains on route Pokhara. On reaching picturesque Pokhara with the calm lake of Phewa Lake, our Mardi Himal trekking and climbing concludes.

    • Day14

      Drive or fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

      Depending upon size of the group to travel, we take a Tourist Coach/ private car to reach back to Kathmandu. Morning after breakfast in Pokhara hotel, the drive leads you on busy and exciting highway past farm villages and towns to reach Kathmandu. The afternoon for leisure or engage in personal activities and shopping.

      (Options to choose by air from Pokhara to reach Kathmandu 30 mins flight with panorama of mountains and dramatic landscapes, at Kathmandu airport transfer back to your hotels.)

    • Day15

      Depart Kathmandu for international departure homeward bound.

      Finally all good things must come to an end. It’s your final day in Nepal, the land of best Himalayas trekking. With grand glorious memories of Mardi Himal  Climbing, our staff and guide transfer you to Kathmandu international airport for your flight home or to respective countries.

    Cost Details

    What's Included in Mardi Himal Climbing

    • Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle.
    • Two night’s tourist standard twin sharing Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
    • Two night tourist standard hotel in Pokhara.
    • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek and climbing.
    • Tea or Coffee during the breakfast in Mountain.
    • Fresh fruit every evening after the dinner.
    • Necessary Tea house and tented accommodation.
    • All necessary paper works trekking permit and climbing permit.
    • All ground transports during trek with sharing basis.
    • Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu by tourist bus.
    • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking, Government License holder Climbing guide. All his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance are included.
    • Necessary climbing equipment.
    • Comprehensive medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
    • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service (paid by your Travel Insurance Company).
    • Use of sleeping bag, down Jacket and Duffel bag. (if you don’t have your own, need to return after trip completed).
    • Necessary Porter.
    • Eco Holidays Nepal T-shirt and cap.
    • Government taxes and official expenses.
    • Route map.
    • Oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily. (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS) symptoms.) Which will ensure you trek is in the safest hands possible for all levels of trekker.
    • Assistant guide group size above 8 + person.

    What's Excluded in Mardi Himal Climbing

    • Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu and Pokhara (Lunch and Dinner).
    • Your Travel and Medical Insurance.
    • International Airfare.
    • Flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu
    • Your Personal Expenses.
    • Personal climbing equipment. Can be rent while yu are in Kathmandu($160)
    • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic cold and hot drinks on trek (those you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in the Tea Houses).
    • All desserts sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
    • Hot shower and battery charging on the tea houses.
    • Kathmandu sightseeing monument entrance fees ($25 USD per person).
    • Extra night hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
    • Single supplementary $380

    Departure Dates & Price

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