For a best short hiking in Nepal, one might want to consider the recently opened Mardi himal trekking. The trekking route opened in 2012 and is a good escape route from other most crowded mundane treks in the Annapurna region. Its glorifying views and time duration parallel to Ghorepani-poon hill trekking ( 10-14 days ) is a comparable alternative way in the Annapurna region to conquer the scenic glossary of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu Himalayan range. At the side of trail, every trekker is ensured of salubrious food and accommodation through villagers run hospitable tea houses. It is really interesting and enjoyable trek compared to many other popular trekking destinations in Annapurna, Langtang and Everest regions.we here at Boundless Adventure Pvt. Ltd. Located in Kathmandu, Nepal are happy to provide you such as a Mardi himal trekking information and itinerates, trekking cost, hiring guides and permits at any time.
The trek which is full of adventure starts from Pokhara followed by a bus ride to a place called Kande. From Kande the journey begins on foot taking all the way to Forest Camp for overnight lodge stay via Australian camp and Deurali. Moving forward from the Forest camp towards Low camp which is at an altitude of 2990m the landscape changes dramatically from luxuriant woods to a rocky terrain. The low camp offers with a majestic view of the Machapuchare or Fish-tail Mountain. Three to four hours of walking therefrom leads to the High camp (3580m). Ahead of High camp is the View point where one can easily see the Machapuchare Mountain and Annapurna region at its proximity.
Due to its pristine location Mardi himal trek is considered one of the best treks in Nepal with full of adventure. Considered as a hidden gem, the trekking trail leads through the alpine and Rhododendron forests via local villages to a rocky landscape and is best to visit beginning of March to the end of May and beginning of September to the end of November. So, if you are sure to commit Mardi Himal trekking So, please feel free to contact us for more details informatation of the trekking, food and accommodatat, most of trekking area has same types of accommodatation.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)
Flying to Kathmandu is thrilling with the views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below you are almost delighted, beginning a whole chain of memorable experiences that stay with you for a long, long time.I will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. I will help you check into your designated hotel. At the hotel, you will be briefed about your daily activities.
Day 02: Drive to Pokhara (800m)
After hot breakfast drive 200km to Pokhara and it takes about 6-7 hours from Kathmandu by tourist bus. It is an exciting and romantic drive that we can enjoy beautiful scenic view of terraced rice field, eye catching landscape, Trisuli and Marsyangdi Rivers and spectacular panoramic view of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Lamjung Himal and most of Annapurna Himalayan Range are seen. The tourist coach stops for breakfast at 09:00 am and at around 12:00 for lunch on the way to Pokhara.
Day 03: Drive to Phedi and trek to Pothana (1925m, about 4 hours trek)
After hot breakfast we drive half an hour to Phedi and commence our trek to Pothana at the elevation of 1810m. The trail is steep until Dhampus and pleasant easy walk up to Pothana, where you stay in a teahouse lodge for the first night.
Day 04: Trek to Forest Camp at Kokar (2,600m) - 4 hours walking.
From Pothana you walk up to a place called Pitam Deurali where you will turn off the main Annapurna Sanctuary trek and continue along a quiet trail through a dense forest of oak, maple, hemlock and rhododendron. Tonight we stay at one of the lodges in a clearing of the forest at Forest Camp or also known by the locals as Kokar. The lodges at Kokar are quite basic and there is no dining room so you will probably have meals in kitchen with the owner, so in some ways this is more like a home stay and is a good opportunity to get to know this friendly family from Siding village.
Day 05: Trek to Low Camp (3,150m) - 5 hours trekking.
The trail continues from Forest Camp to Low Camp through the forest however as we ascend the vegetation starts to change with more rhododendron and the trees are covered with moss, lichen and tree ferns. At Low Camp there are two basic lodges one with a dining room with open fire. The view from Low Camp is superb with Mount Machhapuchhre visible up the valley.
Day 06: Trek to High Camp (3,700m) - 4 hours trekking.
An hour or so above Low Camp the trail breaks out above tree line and towards the west there is a good view to Annapurna South and Hiunchuli. The trail continues along the Mardi Himal ridge mainly on grass with some isolated rhododendron bushes along the way. Look out for the colorful Danphe (pheasant) on this section of the trail. The lodge at High Camp is larger than lodges at Low Camp and Forest Camp, this one has eight rooms and a separate dining room with heater. The view from the lodge is superb to Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail).
Day 07: Excursion to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4,500m) - 4 hours trekking.
The plan for today is to wake early for sunrise view of the mountains then after an early breakfast walk up the ridge towards Mardi Himal Base Camp. There is a well-established trail through the grass with a couple of steeper sections however overall not too challenging. Look out for the dzokpo (yak/ cow crossbreds) grazing up here as well as Danphe pheasant. In the summer the sheep and goats from lower villages are brought up to graze in this area so you will pass a number of herder’s huts along the way. After three hours you should reach Base Camp at the elevation of 4500m this is where one can look into the Annapurna Sanctuary and the panorama view is spectacular looking at south face of Annapurna and all of the peaks in the Sanctuary as well as Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail).
Day 08: Trek to Siding village (1,750m) -6 hours walking.
On the way back we take a different route so completing a circuit, from Low Camp there is a trail that goes down to Siding village rather than going back down Mardi Himal back to Kokar. Siding is a traditional Nepalese village and still very much away from the busier modern tourist treks and it is likely you will stay at a homestay in Siding owned by the person who runs one of the lodges at Low Camp. It is a wonderful cultural experience finding out more about village life and you will probably eat dhal baht in the evening with the family in their kitchen.
Day 09: Trek to Lumre and drive to Pokhara- 3 hours walking and 2 hours driving.
From Siding you walk out to the road head at Lumre, on the way from Siding you will pass the villages of Kalimati and Ghalel. Kalimati is mainly a Brahmin village with Ghalel and Siding mixed Brahmin and Gurung. At Lumre you will meet jeep organised by Wilderness Excursion in advance to drive you back to Pokhara.
Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu
We ride the tourist but to Kathmandu and have lunch on the way. Upon arriving in Kathmandu, do some shopping souvenirs for dear ones back home and enjoy last hours in Nepal. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 11: Sightseeing and afternoon shopping in Thamel. (Option)
City sightseeing tour to world heritage sites; Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath (known as a monkey temple among westerners).The area has an amazing range of fascinating highlights, whatever your interest. Excellent bookshops, extensive markets, and novelty and handicraft shops contrast with fantastic centers of cultural and spiritual significance - Kathmandu has more World Heritage sites than any other city in the world. Stay overnight in hotel.
Day 12: Fly back to home
Departure to home country, airport representative will drop you at international airport and see you off for final departure to home.
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=Pick up and drop facility from Airport to Hotel and from Hotel to Airport in Kathmandu by private vehicle (option)
=Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara (option)
=A full day sightseeing in UNSCO heritage places of Kathmandu with our experienced Guide.
=Full board meals (3 times meal a day – breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
=Hotel/Guesthouse accommodation during the trekking period.
=Trekking Permit of Annapurna Conservation Area entry fee.
=Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) card.
=All expenses of the staffs (Guides/Porters) assisting, food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment during your travel period.
=All necessary ground transportation by private car or bus depended on size of group.
=Nepal government tax.
=Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
=Your travel insurance.
=Lunch, dinner and other expenses during your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
=Alcohol and other beverages including mineral water; also, personal expenses like laundry, phone calls and internet are excluded.
=Tips and donation to guide, driver and porters.
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