Trip Details
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Tourist Bus
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Teahouses + Lodges
  • Group Size: 15
  • Max Elevation: 4100m
Highlights

- Pokhara valley and its natural and cultural blessings like lakes, caves, falls and temples

- Pleasant walk via lush rhododendron and other vegetations

- Picturesque ethnic settlements and their unique culture

- Experience of core Remoteness and wilderness

- Rhythmic natural waterfalls and creeks

- locally grown organic food items

- Annapurna Conservation Area, the largest conservation area in the world, and its diverse species of flora and fauna

- Spectacular mountain views include Annapurna- I, Annapurna-IV, Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Himchuli, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and some part of Dhaulagiri

Mardi Himal Trek is popularly famous as a hidden gem in one of the most popular trekking trails in Nepal. It is located to the East of Annapurna Base Camp trek.

Mardi Himal Base Camp itself offers you spectacular views of snow-capped mountains in the Annapurna region. Your climb to the summit of Mardi Himal trekking  (3-4 hours)  will be more rewarding. It offers more fantastic and stunning mountain panorama.

It is one of the perfect vantage points to witness breath-taking views of Himalayas closer up in the horizon. The classical Mardi Himal trek takes you to a mysterious lap of the mountain where Annapurna South, Mount Machhapuchhre (also known as Fishtail) and Mount Hiunchuli will warmly be welcoming to be seized with your eyes and camera as well. Itinerary also easiest,

As other trips to Annapurna region, Mardi Himal trekking also commences after a short and scenic drive from Pokhara to Phedi. Pokhara itself offers you some amazing experience of natural splendor.

The trails then ascend along the small winding path through the various deep forest.  Especially, beautiful rhododendron will be more beautiful during March and April.

since the entire hill will be reddish with flowering rhododendron. Then, you will begin to experience rugged mountain landscape with some amazing mountain views including ‘a hidden gem’, Mardi Himal, Annapurna South, Mount Machhapuchhre (also known as Fishtail) and Mount Hiunchuli.

From High Camp (3580m.) we climb up to Mardi Himal Base Camp following the rocky trail in about 3-4 hours. Mardi Himal Base Camp offers magnificent close-up views of the entire Annapurna Range, Mardi Himal and alluring Machhapuchhre. Actually, there used to be no local lodges on the Mardi Himal Trekking trail when it was newly discovered for trekking. But, nowadays, you can find teahouse accommodation easily while trekking to Mardi Himal Base Camp.

Itinerary

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Day 01: On arrival at Airport in Kathmandu [1,338m]

This the very first day that you step in Nepal for the trip. You will be received by our representative in the airport. Our representative will be at the arrival holding placard with your and our company name (Magic Expedition. And then, you will be transferred to the hotel. It is around 30 mins drive from the airport to the hotel. There may some hassles like offering taxi or hotel or something like that. Do go with them. And sometimes, in international flight, your luggage may be missing. Be very careful. We hope it will not disturb your trip.

After your arrival at the hotel, you will get refreshed and we will have a short orientation meeting regarding the trip. We will introduce a guide or trip leader. For this, be with 4 pieces of recent pp sized photographs, a copy of passport and copy of travel insurance-Overnight in Hotel-

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400m

 This sightseeing tour commences after breakfast at around 8. You will have lunch during the tour in the afternoon. So, you have better have some money, Nepali currency is expected. For the whole day, You will be exploring Kathmandu valley, a valley of temples, major historical cultural heritages like swoyambhunath, Kathmandu durbar square, buddhas, Pashupatinath which are enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The tour ends at around 4 pm-Overnight in Hotel-

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400m

It is a 35 minutes scenic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. The domestic airport from Thamel to fly to Pokhara is 35 mins drive. After arrival in Pokhara, you will go for city sightseeing like visiting David Falls, Fewa lake, Gupteswor Cave-Overnight in Hotel-

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Hotel
  • Pokhara
  • 884m

It is an hour drive from Pokhara to Nayapul which is the beginning point of our trek. After that, the trek commences. Now, you are going to climb the steep hill up to Dhampus. Dhampus is a beautiful village and also a vantage point for Mountain View including Annapurna massif and, especially, magnificent Machhgapuchhre, (Fishtail). The trail, then, is mild for you for half an hour and again the trail divides from the trail going up to Australian Base Camp and ascends through lush rhododendron woods. Then the trail descends till you get beautiful village Pothana. -Overnight in Lodge-

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Pothana
  • 1620m

Today, it is a walk through the forest full of birch, giant rhododendron, mountain oak, maple, hemlock, and daphnie and viewing the Close-up view of Annapurna II and other mountain views Overnight at Camp at (2,550m.)

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Forest Camp
  • 2550m

You will be trekking again through beautiful Himalayan flora including the tree fern and orchid forests, Modi Khola valley. Overnight at Camp (3,400m.)

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Low Camp
  • 3400m

Relatively, the trekking today is tougher to climbing steeply up out of the forest crossing the tree line. However, the climb will totally be pleasant. Overnight at Camp (4,100m.)

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • High Camp
  • 4100m

This is the special day for exploring the vicinity up to the (4200m.) altitude from where you witness a fine glimpse of the Mountain like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machapuchare and many more. The mountain views and exploration of the region will be marvellous.

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • High Camp
  • 4200m

This is a walk through the picturesque terraced fields and beautiful traditional settlements exploring the region further-Overnight in Lodge- (1,700m.)

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Siding Village
  • 1700m

Today, you will be walking through beautiful pasturelands, ethnic Tamang and Gurung villages and within a few hours, you will meet the road at Phedi and from where you take a bus or private van or jeep or car to Pokhara. It is a one-hour drive from Phedi to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel-Overnight in Hotel-

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Hotel
  • Pokhara
  • 884

The tourist bus station is around 15-20 mins..walk from Lakeside, Pokhara or optionally, you can take the taxi to the bus station. The leader will help to get the bus station. The tourist bus leaves at 7.30 for Kathmandu every morning. It takes around 7-8 hours to get Kathmandu from Pokhara. On the way, you will see the winding country road, river, woods and local people and their lifestyle. However, we must say, the condition of the road is not good. Sometimes, bumpy and dusty…. To escape it, you, optionally, can go with flight. It is a 35 minutes flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu

In the evening, after you get to the hotel, we will have dinner together and review the trip and exchange the experiences during your trip and you can feedback us-Overnight in Hotel-

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400m

According to your flight schedule, we will drop you to the airport for the onward flight towards your country or next destination.

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Non
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400m

What to Expect

  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • 3-night hotel in Kathmandu and 2 night in Pokhara
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek
  • Tourist Bus/Domestic flights (Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu)
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes
  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • Airport departure tax (Rs. 170 per person)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu or Pokhara (Main city)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)

Useful Info

GateWay For Mardi Himal Trek:

If you are planning to do Mardi Himal. You need to drive 200km from Kathmandu that will take an 8hrs drive to reach to Pokhara. And from Pokhara again drive to Nayapul. So Nayapul is the gateway from where you will step up to Dhampus.

Type of Accommodation During Mardi Himal Trek:

To go to trekking means you are visiting the remote area so please do not expect every trekking route you will get luxurious room same as in Kathmandu and Pokhara. During trekking, you will sleep at the Tea House. The Tea house means normal Local Lodges. where you will get a normal Bed, Blanket, and Common Bathroom. Even for a hot shower also need to pay extra.

Food And Drinks:

During Trekking in Nepal. Most of the places you will get Local Foods like Nepali Thali ( Dal Bhat), MoMo, Chowmin, Thukpa, Fried Rice etc and some international food Like Spaghetti, Macaroni, Pizza, Pan Cake, Fried Eggs etc you will get according to the menu. In drinks you can get Local Tea, Coffee, and also even if you request for the water to drinks need to pay extra.

Highlight Of The Trekking:

  • Our guides are Trained And Licensed Certify from the Government. So you are accompanied by Local experience and hospitable guides and porter during the trek.
  • When you reach the base camp of Mardi Himal. You will be surrounded by snow-capped pikes like Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Annapurna South, Annapurna Fang, Mt. Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, Khangsar Kang, and Mt. Fishtail.
  • Culinary Experience: During your trek, you will get chances to experience the fresh Local traditional Nepali food Dal Bhat (the combination of  Steam rice, Lentil soup, mix veg ) also mount watering MoMos and homemade desserts Apple Pie can get to taste.
  • Hot Spring: When you return from the Trek in the place call Jhinu. There is a natural shower Pool to wash off the blood, sweat, and tears from the trek.