Mardi Himal Trek:
|Max Elevation:||4,500m||Best Time:||Sep-Dec, March-June|
|Trekking Permits:||ACAP Permit, TIMS Card||Transportation:||Private Jeep, Public Bus|
|Guide & Porter:||Experienced||Hidden Charges:||No|
“Untouched and Virgin trek- Mardi Himal Trek may be underrated but this trek is perfect for adventure and challenge seekers.”
Mardi Himal Trek leads into the heavenly forested area of rhododendrons, pines during Spring & snow carpet during the end of Winter. Due to its distinct adaptation of beautiness during each season, Mardi Himal Trek is the best trek in my view.
- Private vehicle for airport arrival and departure
- Two-night hotel in Kathmandu on the basis of twin sharing with breakfast
- Two-night hotel in Pokhara
- Tourist bus ticket (Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu)
- Taxi to/from bus park
- Private vehicle from Pokhara to Phedi (trekking starting point)
- Private vehicle from Kande to Pokhara (after trekking)
- Lodge accommodation on mountain during trekking
- 3 meals a day Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trek
- Fresh fruits with dinner
- ANNAPURNA CONSERVATION AREA PROJECT (ACAP) permit
- TREKKERS INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (TIMS) cards for trekking
- Authentic licensed, English speaking experienced trekking guide
- One porter for two trekkers
- Guide and Porter's salary, food, accommodation, equipment, insurance
- Government and local taxes
- Water purification
- Farewell dinner at one of the reputed restaurant
- Travel insurance
- All kinds of soft and hard drinks
- Personal expenses such as laundry, bar bills, battery charge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, hot shower on the lodge, heater, phone calls, etc
- Tips for guide and porter
- Any additional night stay in hotels in case an early return from the trek or an extended stay in Nepal
Today will be the welcome day for you in the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu. After your arrival at the International Airport of Kathmandu, our team will be there to pick you up. You will be brought to the deluxe hotel of Kathmandu for one night stay.
In the evening, we will have a short meeting to discuss the information about your insurance as well as the trip. Similarly, the main focus of this meeting is to give you information and to let you meet with the guide.
Usually, most of the peoples get time to explore the Thamel area of Nepal also. So, you can explore the area after finishing our meeting.
Mardi Himal adventure trek starts with an interesting and exciting overland drive on Nepal’s busy highway to reach scenic Pokhara. This journey leads through farm villages and towns with views of mountains.
After reaching Pokhara you will then have an overnight stay in a hotel near the pristine and beautiful Phewa Lake where other nice hotels are located.
After a pleasant stop in Pokhara, your day starts with a short drive to Phedi. It is approximately 14 km from Pokhara. Similarly, Phedi is the starting point for the Mardi Himal trek.
Today, you have to climb up to Dhampus for a couple of hours. Dhampus offers a nice view of the Annapurna Himalaya range. After Dhampus, you will have forest areas all the way to Pitam Deurali via Pothana. After that, you will have an overnight stop at Deurali.
After a pleasant overnight in Deurali with fantastic views, walk leads away from the main trekking trail towards the pristine wilderness of lovely forested area of tall rhododendron, pines and oaks trees.
After a good walk on the ridges, you will reach at Kokar Forest camp for an overnight stop in a lonely lodge with incredible views of surrounding landscapes and mountains.
From this forest area, walk leads higher on the uphill path with a steep climb to reach a pasture land for an overnight stop at Low Camp on the route of Mardi base camp. It offers the fantastic views of surrounding landscapes and mountains at close range.
This wonderful area offers a grand vista of beautiful landscapes and snow-clad peaks in perfect tranquility heading higher to reach High Camp. You will feel the air getting thinner and cooler with a steep climb to reach High Camp.
Here at High Camp, you will have a single and lonely lodge for overnight accommodation with basic facilities commanding superb views of Annapurna Himalaya.
With another night stop, get to explore beyond High Camp with a day hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp on a much higher ridge reaching the highest point of this trek at 4,500 meters. Fantastic panorama of high peaks, this area is sometimes called “Other Sanctuary” first pioneered and explored by Col Jimmy Roberts in 1970’s.
From the base camp close views of Mardi Himal at 5,587 m beneath towering Mt. Machhapuchare “Fish Tail” at 6,993 m high, a highly respected and unclimbed peak. After a wonderful moment head back to High Camp for last overnight stop around Mardi Himal ridge.
From High Camp, retrace the walk back on the long downhill to Pitam Deurali through a forested area. On reaching Deuarli, head back on the main trekking trail a short descent of an hour which will bring you to Pothana village for last overnight stop on the high hills of Mardi and Annapurna Himalaya.
In the Morning catching fantastic views of snowcapped peaks, continue your last day walk into the cool forest with last uphill to Thulo Kharka known as Australian Camp. It offers a scenic and pristine spot located on a large meadow with parallel views of Annapurna and Manaslu range of mountains.
Likewise, our final walk of this adventure leads downhill to the road at Kande village. You will then have a drive back at picturesque Pokhara.
Today, you will head back to Kathmandu after a fantastic time at Mardi Himal West Ridge Trekking. After six hours of nice pleasant ride, you will then reach Kathmandu where you will be transferred to your hotels. At the afternoon leisure, you can go for shopping souvenirs.
Last day in amazing Nepal country of Himalayan wonders, as per your international flight time depart from the hotel where Pristine Nepal staff transfer you to the airport, after a greatly enjoyable and memorable time on Mardi Himal West Ridge Trekking with quality services and guidance of Pristine Nepal.