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    Mardi Himal Trekking

    Mardi Himal Trekking

    • Destination
    • Durations
      12 days
    • Trip Difficulty
    • Activities
      Adventure Trekking
    • Accommodation
      Tea House
    • Meals
      Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Vehicle
      Local Transports
    • Max. People
    • Trip Mode
      Hotels and local nice lodge.
    • Mode of transport
      Overland from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back.

    Mardi Himal Trekking 12 days

    Mardi Himal-Fish Tail Base Camp Trekking actually, Mardi Himal is broken southern ridges of majestic and towering Machhapuchare Himal. This is called a Fish Tail peak due to its twin summit tops.

    Enjoy walking into both base camps of Mardi Himal and Fish Tail Base. Which is one of the few hidden areas within the massive Annapurna Himalaya range of mountains. The area was first explored in the early 1960s by British Expedition to Machhapuchare Himal climb. So, the early pioneer also named this beautiful and scenic area ‘Other Sanctuary’ after the original and famous Annapurna sanctuary.  The Annapurna sanctuary is situated close to Mardi Himal towards the northwest.

    A fabulous walk leads you to enjoy the perfect harmony of tranquil nature and high mountains on this fantastic adventure. The walk leads you to high hills after an exciting short drive from scenic Pokhara city and its lovely valley.

    Hike from low, warm rice fields to reach cooler alpine hills covered with thick, dense forests of tall rhododendron-oaks-magnolia-pines and fir tree lines. The Mardi Himal trek route leads past beyond farm villages of the Gurung people, the domain tribe of the Annapurna region.

    Then, enter into a complete wilderness of forest and high green hills, and soon tall trees drop for smaller bushes. Afterward walk leads to the Mardi Himal height of 4,490 meters, the tallest point of the adventure.  Next, enjoy the incredible panorama of the Annapurna range of peaks with close views of Mardi and Machhapuchare Himal.

    After a glorious and enjoyable time around the highest spot, stop for an overnight stay. The accommodation will be in a nice and simple mountain lodge with fabulous views. Then, head back to Pokhara on the scenic alternative route into the low warmer of paddy fields and a farm village. And a short drive to your hotel by the serene Phewa Lake in Pokhara, after a great adventure and experience on Mardi Himal trekking.

    Also, if you want to experience this amazing trekking within 5 days then you are recommended to go through the short Mardi Himal Trekking package.

    Best Seasons for Mardi Himal Trekking:

    Nearly all months of the year except the monsoon wet months from mid-June to mid-September. March to May best time for clear views till the afternoon, when wildflowers are in bloom with fantastic views of mountains. Moreover, a pleasant day with cooler morning and night time.

    Another best time for clear views of peaks is October to December. With short sunlight, days can be freezing cold in the morning and night time, depending upon the altitude and overnight stop.

    Similar trips you may like: Mardi Himal Trek 5  Days | Poon Hill Trek 5 Days | Khopra Ridge Trekking | Annapurna Base Camp Trek via Poon Hill

    • Day01

      Reach Kathmandu via various international airline and transfer to hotel.

      On arrival, we received our staff and guide with a transfer to your respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu. After that, check into your lovely rooms, get refreshed from jet-leg, and join in with other members of Mardi Himal Base Camp Trekking.

      Our leader will brief us with information about the hotels-including detail of trekking regarding local lodges, walks, views, history, and culture. Also, includes a few important do’s and don’ts while you are with us having enjoyable times.

      Afterward, the evening includes a nice dinner(including traditional Nepali foods) in a pleasant Nepalese restaurant with local cultural programs from all parts of the country to enlighten the environment.

    • Day02

      In Kathmandu with optional sightseeing tour and preparation for the trek.

      You will have free day to prepare for the upcoming treks to Mardi Himal. In morning includes an optional sightseeing tour at places of great interest. So, explore around Kathmandu world heritage sites for few hours and  get back at hotel.

      Afternoon at leisure and free time, do individual activities and getting ready with packing. The next early morning drive  takes to Pokhara where our walk begins towards Mardi Himal base camp.

    • Day03

      Drive / Fly to Pokhara 820m (220 k.m – 06 hrs rides (30 mins by air).

      Morning starts with drive on tourist coach or smaller vehicle depending upon  group size for overland journey. Thus, it takes you away from Kathmandu valley, heading into low warmer areas with views of snowcapped mountains. As drive continues on busy main highway past farm villages and town then head Nepal Mid-West to reach at scenic Pokhara city.

      At Pokhara transfer to nice hotels by the serene lake Phewa with views of Annapurna and Manaslu mountain range with towering peaks of Machhapuchare ‘Fish Tail’. If you get time you can visit around Pokhara. Here are the top places to visit in Pokhara.

      (Options by air 30 minutes of scenic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara)

    • Day04

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

      A pleasant stop at scenic and beautiful Pokhara, enjoy views of Annapurna Himal and Machhapuchare peaks ‘Fish Tail’. After breakfast take a drive beyond Pokhara valley to start our first day trek to high and mid hills of Annapurna Himalaya.

      Drive leads along with grand views of Annapurna passing farm villages and towns. And then head towards high hill around large farm village at Dhampus facing grand panorama of Annapurna, Manaslu range includes towering Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’.

      From this beautiful view spot, walk leads higher along hill trails into forest areas to reach another spot. At Potana stop for overnight stay with great views of Annapurna mountains.

    • Day05

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

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

      From Deurali our route heads north leaving the main trekking trails into sheer wilderness. Next, walks leads along a ridgeline into serene forested area with cool temperature views of mountains.Those mountains are Annapurna I and South and Huinchuli, including Annapurna IV -II and Lamjung Himal towards east. As a consequence, reach our overnight stop in the midst of forest surrounding at Kokar Forest Camp.  Over there ou will find few basic lodges for trekkers.

    • Day06

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

      From Forest Camp, morning walk heads to steep uphill path with steep climb to reach a pasture land for overnight stop. The stop on route of Mardi Himal trekking provides 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 head higher to reach at High Camp where air gets thinner and cooler with steep climb. Also tree lines fades to short rhododendron and juniper bushes in Mardi Himal Trek Nepal.

      There is only one lodge for overnight accommodation  at high camp.  So, the lodge with basic facilities commands with super views of Annapurna Himalaya.

    • Day08

      At High Camp for hike to Mardi Himal base camp above 4,490 m.

      Another day with overnight stop at High Camp,explore around Mardi Himal and Fish Tail base camp.Then, walk leads towards high ridge on highest point of the  Mardi himal trek above 4,490 m.

      Afterwards,walk leads to a steep climb along a ridgeline to reach a hidden plateau at the base of Mardi Himal. Where South Face with towering Mt. Machhapuchare. And also this area  is known as ‘Other Sanctuary’ named by early pioneer Jimmy Roberts, when he first explored this area in early 1960’s. After enjoying the views of super mountain panorama return back on same route to our overnight stop.

    • Day09

      Trek to Siding village 1, 680 m – 06 hrs.

      After marvelous time on high ridges of Mardi Himal with great views, head back into forest of rhododendron and pines trees. Thus retrace the journey back on same trail at Jungle Camp and beyond with more downhill walk to reach at Sidang village.The village is located at the junction of East and West route towards Mardi Himal areas.Finally our long walk ends with overnight stay at Sidang farm village.

    • Day10

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

      Morning catching fantastic views of snow peaks, last day walk leads for short drive back to Pokhara. So,our Mardi Himal  base camp trekking concludes at picturesque Pokhara by the calm lake of Phewa Lake for last overnight stop around Annapurna region.

    • Day11

      Drive or fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

      Depending upon size of the group wither travel on Tourist Coach or in private car to reach back at Kathmandu. In morning after breakfast in Pokhara hotel,  drive leads you on busy and exciting highway past farm villages and towns to Kathmandu. If you have time in the afternoon, go 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.)

    • Day12

      Depart Kathmandu for international departure homeward bound.

      Finally, all good things must come to an end with grand memories and exciting experience on Mardi Himal Trek Nepal. With last final day in Nepal, a country of Himalayan wonders, 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 Trekking

    • Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle.
    • All private transports during trek.
    • Two night’s tourist standard twin sharing Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast after trek.
    • Two night tourist standard hotel in Pokhara (1night before trek and 1 night after trek)
    • Three meals a day (Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner)during the trek.
    • Trekking lodge (Tea House) accommodations throughout the trek.
    • All necessary paper works Annapurna Conservation Area Project Entry permit and Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) permit.
    • Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu by tourist bus.
    • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking ,well trained, Government License holder guide. With all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
    • 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).
    • Eco Holidays Nepal T-shirt and cap.
    • Government taxes and official expenses.
    • Guided Kathmandu sightseeing tour with private vehicle.
    • Mardi Himal trek 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.


    What's Excluded in Mardi Himal Trekking

    • Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu and Pokhara (Lunch and Dinner).
    • Your Personal Expenses.
    • Porter if needed($ 180)
    • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic cold and hot drinks on trek.
    • 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.

    Departure Dates & Price

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    • Start Date24th May 2024
      End Date4th Jun 2024
      USD 695Per person
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      End Date9th Jun 2024
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    • Start Date4th Jun 2024
      End Date15th Jun 2024
      USD 695Per person
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    • Start Date9th Jun 2024
      End Date20th Jun 2024
      USD 695Per person
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    • Start Date14th Jun 2024
      End Date25th Jun 2024
      USD 695Per person
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    • Start Date19th Jun 2024
      End Date30th Jun 2024
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    • Start Date24th Jun 2024
      End Date5th Jul 2024
      USD 695Per person
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    • Start Date29th Jun 2024
      End Date10th Jul 2024
      USD 695Per person
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    • Start Date4th Jul 2024
      End Date15th Jul 2024
      USD 695Per person
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    • Start Date9th Jul 2024
      End Date20th Jul 2024
      USD 695Per person
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    • Start Date14th Jul 2024
      End Date25th Jul 2024
      USD 695Per person
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    • Start Date19th Jul 2024
      End Date30th Jul 2024
      USD 695Per person
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