Mardi Himal Trek, 20 km from Pokhara, is recently opened trekking route which expose hidden treasure of Annapurna region. Situated just east of the Annapurna Base Camp, this peak as the elevation of 4250 meter. First ascent on this peak was made in 1961. This short and spectacular trek offers jaw dropping views, breathtaking glacial valleys and hidden landscape of Annapurna. This peak is less touristic area and probably least visited trekking peaks of Nepal. The southern part of Mardi Himal is covered by with bamboo and rhododendron forests along with beautiful valleys and ridges. From the top of this peak you can witness dazzling views of Mountain vistas like Fishtail, Annapurna and Hiunchuli Himal.
This adventurous trek begins with drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara then we will head towards Phedi. From Phedi our trail continues up to Mardi Himal then we will summit the peak and return back. During the trail we will experience beautiful forests of Rhododendron. Likewise mind blowing views of Himalayan vistas will be with us throughout whole period of trekking. Upon reaching in the high camp we will set a camp for us and take some rest. From High Camp we will move ahead for base camp of Mardi Himal from where we can see entire Annapurna Ranges. Those who want to experience short trek decorated by full of nature then Mardi Himal Trek is ideal choice. Though this trek is short but one should have sound physical and mental fitness in order to complete this trek.
Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
Day 02:Drive to Pokhara (827m/2,700ft): 6-7 hours
Day 03:Pokhara to Phedi and trek to Deurali (2100m/6,720ft): 30 minute drive, 4-5 hours trek
Day 04:Deurali to forest camp (2,520m/8064ft): 6-7 hours
Day 05:Forest Camp to low camp (2970m/9504ft): 5-6 hours
Day 06:Low camp to high camp (3540m/11,328ft): 3-4 hours
Day 07:High camp to upper viewpoint (4250m/13600ft), return back to high camp: 2-3 hours
Day 08:High camp to Sidhing Village (1700m/5440ft): 6-7 hours
Day 09:Trek to Lumre, drive to Pokhara and fly to Kathmandu: 2-3 hours trek, 2 hour drive and 25 minutes flight
Day 10:Final departure
Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)When you arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, one of our representatives will be there to pick you up. Then after he will take you to your hotel and drop out there. We will have short meeting in the evening about the trek with our trek leaders. Overnight stay at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02Drive to Pokhara (827m/2,700ft): 6-7 hours After having early breakfast, we will be ready to move towards Pokhara. There are two way to get to Pokhara, one via flight and another 7-8 hours ride in vehicle. Scenic drive from Kathmandu would be much better because you can witness amazing country side views. Upon reaching Pokhara you can see amazing views of Mountains from the city. Overnight stay at Hotel in Pokhara.
Day 03Pokhara to Phedi and trek to Deurali (2100m/6,720ft): 30 minute drive, 4-5 hours trek We will drive to Phedi, which is the starting point of our trekking. From Phedi we will walk through the stone steps, terraced fields, beautiful villages and forests. After reaching Dhampus we will take lunch then we continue our journey towards Deurali. Deaurali is a small village from where we can see great views of Annapurna south, Mardi Himal and Fishtail. Overnight stay at Deurali.
Day 04Deurali to forest camp (2,520m/8064ft): 6-7 hours Today our trail goes through the lush forest of Rhododendron. We continue our trail through the quiet forests until we reach forest camp. After reaching there we can take some rest and then roam around to explore the area. This forest camp area is also known as Kokar. Overnight stay at forest Camp.
Day 05Forest Camp to low camp (2970m/9504ft): 5-6 hours From forest camp, our next stop is low camp. We will walk through dense forest from forest camp to reach low camp. From the low camp dazzling views of Mt. Fishtail can be experienced. In the evening we can roam around in order to observe local life style of the people. Overnight stay at low camp.
Day 06Low camp to high camp (3540m/11,328ft): 3-4 hours From low camp we will ascent uphill alongside ridges towards Mardi Himal and Macchapuchre. During the trail we can find shrubs insulated with rhododendron flowers. We can enjoy the amazing scenic beauty during the walk. High camp is our last stop of the day. From the high camp we can see the stunning views of mountains. Overnight stay at high camp.
Day 07High camp to upper viewpoint (4250m/13600ft), return back to high camp: 2-3 hours This day is going to be fascinating one. We have to ascent and descend on a steep and narrow trail during the trail. Before reaching to upper view point we have to pass through the narrow ridges. The views from the view point is jaw dropping. Dazzling views of Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Baraha Sikhar, Machhapuchre, Tent peak, and many other peaks will surely please you. After spending some precious timer out there we will return back to high camp. Overnight stay at high camp.
Day 08High camp to Sidhing Village (1700m/5440ft): 6-7 hours From High Camp we will leave for Sidhing Village. Our trail is a bit unique and different from previous one as we may experience something unique during the trek. Overnight stay at Sidhing village.
Day 09Trek to Lumre, drive to Pokhara and fly to Kathmandu: 2-3 hours trek, 2 hour drive and 25 minutes flight After having breakfast we will head towards Kathmandu. We will have short walk up to Lumre then after we will drive up to Pokhara from Lumre. After reaching to Pokhara we will catch domestic flight and return back to Kathmandu. In the evening there is farewell dinner to celebrate our successful trek. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
Day 10Final departure Final departure.
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