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Mardi Himal Trek - 11 Days

Mardi Himal Trek
Mardi Himal Trek
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An enjoyable and ever exciting adventure to Mardi Himal Trek with Pristine Nepal leading you to scenic hills and mountains, on day to day walks on the off beaten trails at the foot of Mardi Himal and towering Mt. Machhapuchare “Fish Tail’. This is isolated and less crowded trekking area in Annapurna region. Poon Hill trek and Annapurna base camp trek is most busy in the season so this is an alternative trekking trail for tourists.

Mardi Himal at 5,587 m high stands beneath towering Mt. Machhapuchare “Fish Tail” a 6,997 m high peak, on the southern base of majestic and virgin peak Machhapuchare. Mardi Himal trek was first noticed by Western Mountaineers from the photographs of Basil Goodfellow, taken in 1953. It was climbed to its summit by a route on its east flank by Jimmy Roberts with two Sherpas. The peak of Mardi terminated by the Southwest Ridge of Mt. Machhapuchare as a distinct and separate peak.

The area less-trekked and explored by western trekkers, as Mardi Himal location is quite steep sided and heavily wooded with bamboo and rhododendron. Above the forest, high alpine pastures provide good grazing and a habitat for undisturbed wildlife. Our short adventure to Mardi Himal West Ridge trekking starts from scenic Pokhara valley with a drive to the starting point of the trek, then following the trail into nice traditional Gurung villages on the main trail for few days, and the then our route diverts away from mainstream trekking trail. The walk leads into the heavily forested area in spring this area will turn into magic with pristine wildflowers in full bloom, as trek progress leaving the tree lines behind heading towards at the foot of Mardi Himal and Mt. Machhapuchare with incredible scenery of Pokhara valley and snowcapped peaks.

Our return journey taking an alternative route on the main trail with a short drive back to picturesque Pokhara after an overwhelming adventure to Mardi Himal trek with Pristine Nepal excellent planning and guidance.

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Outline Itinerary:

Day 01:            Arrive in Kathmandu 1,315m and transfer o hotel.

Day 02:            Drive on a tourist bus to Pokhara 820m (220 k.m) – 06hrs.

Day 03:            Drive to Phedi and trek to Pitam Deurali 2,100 m – 04 hrs.

Day 04:            Trek to Kokar Forest camp 2,520m – 04 hrs.

Day 05:            Trek to Low Camp 2,970 m- 05 hrs.

Day 06:            Trek to High Camp 3,700 m – 05 hrs.

Day 07:            Trek to Base camp 4,500 m and back to High camp – 05 hrs.

Day 08:            Trek to Potana village 1,800 m – 06 hrs.

Day 09:            Walk to Kande 1,770 m via Australian camp and drive to Pokhara.

Day 10:            Drive back to Kathmandu on a tourist bus and transfer to your hotel.

Day 11:            Final International departure homeward bound.

Day 1
DAY 01: PICK UP FROM ARIVAL & TRANSFER TO HOTEL

On arrival in Kathmandu received by Pristine Nepal staff and guide for short drive to your hotel at Thamel in the hub of Kathmandu city, where many shops, restaurants, hotels, bars, cafes, trekking gear shops, departmental stores, travel agencies etc.

Day 2
DAY 02: DRIVE ON TOURIST BUS TO POKHARA 8 20M (220K.M) - 06HRS.

Mardi Himal adventure trek starts with an interesting and exciting overland drive on Nepal’s busy highway to reach scenic Pokhara, the journey leads past farm villages and towns with views of mountains. Drive finally reaches Pokhara and then transfer to your hotel near the pristine and beautiful Phewa Lake where most of the nice hotels are located.

Day 3
DAY 03: DRIVE TO PHEDI AND TREK TO PITAM DEURALI 2,100 M - 04 HRS.

After a pleasant stop in Pokhara, your day starts with a short drive to Phedi. It is approximately 14 km from Pokhara. Phedi is a trekking starting point for Mardi Himal trek. You should climb up to Dhampus for a couple of hours. Dhampus offers a nice view of Annapurna Himalaya range and flat path. After Dhampus, you will have forest areas all the way to Pitam Deurali via Pothana. You will have overnight stop at Deurali.

Day 4
DAY 04: TREK TO KOKAR FOREST CAMP 2,520 M - 04 HRS.

After a pleasant overnight in Deurali with fantastic views, walk leads away from main trekking trail towards pristine wilderness of lovely forested area of tall rhododendron, pines and oaks trees, after a good walk on the ridges reaching at Kokar Forest camp for overnight stop in a lonely lodge with incredible views of surrounding landscapes and mountains.

Day 5
DAY 05: TREK TO LOW CAMP 2,970M - 05 HRS.

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 route Mardi base camp, offering fantastic views of surrounding landscapes and mountains at close range.

Day 6
DAY 06: TREK TO HIGH CAMP 3,700 M - 05 HRS.

This wonderful area offering a grand vista of beautiful landscapes and snow-clad peaks in perfect tranquility heading higher to reach at High Camp as the air gets thinner and cooler with a steep climb to reach High Camp where tree lines fade to short rhododendron and juniper bushes. Here at High Camp with a single and lonely lodge for overnight accommodation with basic facilities commanding superb views of Annapurna Himalaya.

Day 7
DAY 07: TREK TO BASE CAMP 4,500 M AND BACK TO HIGH CAMP - 05 HRS.

Here with another night stop to explore beyond High Camp with a day hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp on much higher ridge reaching the highest point of this trek at 4,500 meters. Fantastic panorama of high peaks this area is sometimes called as “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.

Day 8
DAY 08: TREK TO POTANA 1,800 M VIA LANDRUK - 06 HRS.

From High Camp retrace the walk back on long downhill to Pitam Deurali through a forested area, on reaching at Deuarli back on the main trekking trail a short descent of an hour brings you to Pothana village for last overnight stop on the high hills of Mardi and Annapurna Himalaya.

Day 9
DAY 09: WALK TO KANDE 1,770 M VIA AUSTRALIAN CAMP AND DRIVE TO POKHARA.

Morning catching fantastic views of snowcapped peaks, continue our last day walk into the cool forest with last uphill to Thulo Kharka known as Australian Camp, a scenic and pristine spot located on a large meadow with parallel views of Annapurna and Manaslu range of mountains. Our final walk of this adventure leads downhill to the road head at Kande village for the drive back at picturesque Pokhara by the serene Phewa Lake after an hour of exciting drive.

Day 10
DAY 10: DRIVE BACK TO KATHMANDU BY TOURIST BUS TRANSFER TO HOTEL.

Depart from lovely Pokhara for interesting and exciting overland journey to Kathmandu after a fantastic time at Mardi Himal West Ridge Trekking, after six hours of nice pleasant ride reaches you at Kathmandu, transfer to your hotels with the afternoon free at leisure for individual activities and shopping souvenirs.

Day 11
DAY 11: INTERNATIONAL DEPARTURE FOR HOME WARD BOUND.

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.

Cost Inclusion

  • • 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

Cost Exclusion

  • • 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

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Price From USD$730/person
730
Total $ 730 USD

Trip Facts

  • Private vehicle/Taxi/Public bus/Tourist bus
  • 2+
  • 4500m

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