- Newly promoted fresh trekking route.
- Less touristy and authentic nature.
- Extremely close views of peaks in the Annapurna range.
This is an out-of-the-ordinary-trek in Nepal. The open terrain bestowing immense chance to travel around long-established villages, incredible landscape, different cultures, stunning views of silvery peaks and captivating views of rivers and striking valley are some of the highlights of this trek.
Located to the east of one of the famous treks of Nepal, the Annapurna Base Camp trek, the Mardi Himal trek is a out of sight but a valued trek. Very few trekkers visit the Mardi Himal Base Camp, fabulously positioned at the foot of Mardi Himal and the striking Machhapuchhre.
The trail goes through delightful rhododendron woods, until you ascend out of the woods at an elevation of 3300m. The setting changes quite unexpectedly into a rough high peak landscape, with astonishing views of Mardi Himal, Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre and Hiunchuli. The High Camp is set at an elevation of 3580 m and bestows amazing close up vistas of the whole Annapurna Range.
This moderate and strenuous 10- days camping trek is thought to be perfect for those adventure fanatics who have very fixed schedule and is also favored by the elderly who have the desire to go up to higher elevations.
Soon after we land at Kathmandu International Airport, we meet our Nepali representatives who will clarify us about the tour. After the short description by our representatives, we are transported to our Hotels where we will be staying overnight.
Day 02: Drive to Pokhara
After our breakfast, we take a 5-6 hours drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara on a luxurious tourist bus where we can view some wonderful scenery of rivers and countryside throughout our drive.
After we arrive at Pokhara and folllowing some refreshment, we go on a sightseeing tour to places like Davi's fall, Gupteshore cave, and the famous Fewa Lake boating.
We shall be staying overnight in a hotel.
Day 03: Drive to Hyanja; and start trek to Siding, overnight at guesthouse.
Day 04: Trek to Low Camp, overnight at guesthouse.
Day 05: Trek to High Camp, overnight at guesthouse.
Today we will depart from low Camp to High Camp with a vertical climb all the way through the rhododendron and juniper jungle. As we reach the peak, you will be pleased with the most magnificent panoramic views of Machhapuchhre, the Annapurna Range, Mardi Himal and the valley of Annapurna Base Camp.
Overnight at the high camp.
Day 06: Trek to Forest Camp, overnight at guesthouse.
Today we will descend down to Forest Camp from High Camp. You will see thick jungles with striking views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. We may also be able to spot plentiful wildlife including leopards, monkeys, deer and different species of birds.
Overnight at the camp.
Day 07: Trek to Pothana, overnight at guesthouse.
Leaving Forest Camp, we will trek to Pothana today.
Day 08: Trek to Phedi and drive back to Pokhara, overnight at hotel.
We will pass through some smaller villages and reach the Gurung village of Dhampus. We will be able to see wonderful scenes of the Annapurna peak range.
Leaving Phedi, we will drive back to Pokhara, which take about 40 minutes.
Day 09: Drive back to Kathmandu, overnight at hotel.
After completing the trip, we will drive back to Kathmandu which will take about 6 hours by a tourist bus. Today you can either relax in your hotel or go for some shopping. Later you can even explore around the city and overnight at hotel.
Day 10: Departure to your destination
After breakfast, you will depart from Nepal to your next destination or your home country.
- Airport transfers.
- 2 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
- 2 nights hotel accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast.
- Land transportation Kathmandu - Pokhara - Trekking - Pokhara - Kathmandu.
- Necessary permits.
- Food in trekking: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
- Accommodation during trekking: Guest houses.
- One well experienced trekking guide with equipment, wages and allowances, insurance.
- First aid medical kit.
- All organisational requirements.
- All applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations.
- Sleeping bag and down jacket.
- International flight.
- Your proper travel insurance.
- Personal nature of expenses.
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
- Gratuities to the guide.
- Porter if required.