- duration 9 days
- tour type Private
- minimum participants 2
- age requirement 5+ years old
- max group size 12
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Excellent closeup views of the Himalayan range
- Newly developed and less crowded trekking trail
- Enjoy several forest walks and gradual ascents up to 4500m
The trek begins from scenic Pokhara lake city, where we will drive to Kande, the starting point of our hike. From there onwards immerse into beautiful walks along the culturally rich Gurung villages. During the spring season, enjoy beautiful views of rhododendrons that bloom perfectly which can be just another reason to embark on this adventure.
Stay at forest camp, low camp and high camp, where you can capture the best of sunrise and sunset views of Mardi Himal, Fishtail, and other surrounding peaks. We’ll arrive at the western side of Mardi Himal base camp, which is located at an elevation of 4500m, after which we hike back to Pokhara and finally to Kathmandu, concluding our Mardi Himal Trek.
Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (900m)
Day 2: Drive from Pokhara to Kande, trek to Pitam Deurali
Day 3: Trek Pitam Deurali to Kokar Forest Camp (2550m)
Day 4: Trek Kokar Forest Camp to Low camp (2990m)
Day 5: Trek Low Camp to High Camp (3580m)
Day 6: Trek High Camp to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500m)
Day 7: Trek High Camp to Sidhing (1850m)
Day 8: Trek Sidhing to Lumre and drive to Pokhara (900m)
Day 9: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
- Kathmandu to Pokhara and return transportation in tourist bus
- Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
- Local teahouse/lodge accommodation (twin sharing ) during the trek
- TIMS and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit
- One professional, knowledgeable and friendly English speaking trekking guide including his salary, food, accomodation, equipment, transportation, insurance
- One porter for each two trekkers including salary, food, accommodation, equipment, transportation, insurance
- Duffle bag, sleeping bag, and down jacket for use during the trek
- Icicles Adventure T-shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate
- First aid medical kit
- All government taxes & office service charge
- All drinks (alcoholic, hot, or cold)
- Personal expenses such as phone calls, bar bills, laundry, battery recharge, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, extra porters, etc)
- Personal equipment and clothing
- Accomodation, food and activities in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Tips for guides and porters (tip is expected but not mandatory)
- Earn US$ 23+ in travel credits.
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.
How much money do I need to bring with me?
Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.
How much should my backpack weigh?
A properly packed backpack (not including your day pack) should ideally not weigh more than 13 kg. It is also important to note that if you are taking a flight to the start of your trek, many smaller aircraft have weight restrictions. For example, if you are flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, you are only allowed 10kg of checked luggage, and 5 kg of hand baggage. Thus, in case of a small flight, you should ideally pack a 10 kg backpack for checked luggage, and then add 5 kg in your hand baggage. You can then re-shuffel the weigt once you start your trek at the trailhead.
- Do I need a porter?
Do I require a porter for carrying water?
On most popular treks you can expect plenty of places where you can refill your water bottle, meaning you don’t need to carry a huge water supply with you. Bring an extra bottle of water if you are concerned. If you already have a porter, you can ask him/her to carry water as long as it is within the weight limit. Another option is to carry water purification tablets or LifeStraw, both of which can be found in Kathmandu.
When should I arrive in Kathmandu before the tour?
We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the start day of the trek because the tour operators usually require one working day to arrange trekking permits. Arrive earlier if you want to explore Kathmandu on your own or acclimate to any time differences.