Mardi Himal Trek

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Duration

12 Days 11 Nights

Meal

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation

  • Hotel
  • Eco-lodge

Activities

  • Sightseeing
  • Scenic Drive

Price From

USD 995

Reduced from 1195

USD 995

Mardi Himal Trek

12 Days 11 Nights

Overview

Mardi Himal or Peak, with a height of 5,548m, is a peak underneath the famous Mt Machapuchare(Fishtail). And the trail to reach the base camp of the peak is known as Mardi Himal Trek, a recently inaugurated trail in the Annapurna Region. We, Sabbatical Explore Nepal, are quite happy to present this incredible trek to you.

Mardi Himal Trek is a trek that got limelight lately. The walk was only popular among the locals initially, but now tourists worldwide can be found on the trail. Trekkers mainly do this trek to get breathtaking glimpses of Mt Machhapuchhre from Mardi Base Camp(4,100m). However, if you think that is the only highlight of the hike, it might be wrong.

You will start the trip with a scenic ride to Pokhara, either by air or by land. Then from Pokhara, you will head into the Wildside of the Annapurna region that is full of the lushest trees along the trail, traditional rural villages, welcoming people, buzzing rivers, terrace fields, grassy landscapes, and more. 

All of those will happen on this Mardi Himal Trek. As you trek ahead, the breathtaking displays of peaks of the region will leave you amazed. Mainly, Mt Machhapuchhre’s sight is a joy to watch as you will get a close-angled view of the beauty from the base camp of Mardi Himal(4,100m). 

Yet, trekkers will enjoy being in the deep and dense woods of the Annapurna Conservation Area. Half of Mardi Himal Trek is full of greenery and woods. If you love the feeling of breathing in the woods, this is your treat. 

And, the trek is not one of the toughest ones. If you can trek daily for 6-7hrs on the hills, you probably should not miss this one. Mardi Himal Trek is quite a great trek that offers a beautiful trekking experience. The experience can be of anything from mountains to the people of the region.    

Highlights

  • One of the shortest yet beautiful treks in Nepal
  • Experience the unique life, culture, and tradition of the Annapurna Region.
  • Unbelievable views of Mt Machhapuchre, Annapurna, Mardi and more from Mardi Himal Base Camp(4,100m).
  • Breathtaking mountain displays throughout the trek.
  • Pass along many streams, rivers, and bridges over them.
  • Experience the trail that is full of greenery and woods.
  • Walk through the region's settlements that are traditional and beautiful
  • A scenic ride to Pokhara, the land of tourist in Nepal and Phewa Lake
  • A full day exploration of Pokhara and Kathmandu, the two beautiful cities of Nepal

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2: Exploration in Kathmandu

Day 3: Drive to Pokhara

Day 4: Drive to Phedi and Trek to Pothana(1,890m)

Day 5: Trek to Forest Camp(2,554m)

Day 6: Trek to High Camp(3,980m)

Day 7: Trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp(4,500m)

Day 8: Trek to Siding Village

Day 9: Trek to Saidighatta and Drive to Pokhara

Day 10: Exploration day in Pokhara

Day 11: Drive back to Kathmandu

Day 12: Final Departure

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Just like every guest of ours, we will have you from the Airport on your arrival. We will greet you, and then we will head straight to your hotel for some rest. Once you feel refreshed, we will pick you again for a welcome dinner and the trek’s orientation. We’ll know each of the members and a detailed Mardi Himal Trekking itinerary. Later you’ll return to the hotel for the night. Overnight in Kathmandu  

Day 2: Exploration in Kathmandu

Kathmandu is a lovely city that offers historical and religious evidence of Nepal. For that reason, we’ll have a full exploration day in Kathmandu. Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Swaymbhunath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Patan Durbar Square are the places we will visit here. You’ll get an experienced city guide for the day. Overnight in Kathmandu.   

Day 3: Drive to Pokhara

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Day 4: Drive to Phedi and Trek to Pothana(1,890m)

On the fourth day of Mardi Himal Trek, we’ll leave Pokhara for Phedi via a drive. The place is the starting point of the hike. We will ascend the stairs of the place to reach a forested trail before Dhampus. The village, Dhampus, offers glorious mountain views. We’ll have a short rest at Dhampus before rejoining the trek that ultimately ends at Pothana village. Overnight in Pothana.   

Day 5: Trek to Forest Camp(2,554m)

Forest Camp will be the destination for the day. We’ll slowly climb staired uphills through the dense forest area of the region. We will reach Forest Camp by trekking through nothing but the forests of Birch, Maple, Hemlock, and Rhododendron for about 5 hours. We will settle in one of the lodges in Forest Camp amid the greenery. 

Day 6: Trek to High Camp(3,980m)

Now, we will ascend towards the High Camp of Mardi Himal Trekking. The green and lush forest will guide us upwards. We have to do steep ascents to reach the High Camp(3,980m) via Rest Camp, Low Camp, Middle Camp. We’ll take it slow and calmly. All of the grindings will be worth it when we get sights of Mt Annapurna South, Mt Fishtail, and the absolute serenity from the place. Overnight in High Camp.     

Day 7: Trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp(4,500m)

It is time to push for Mardi Himal Base Camp. The road to the base camp is steep and rough but equally offering. We will walk over narrow and rocky sections along the trail to reach the foothills of Mardi Himal. From the base camp, we will experience some unreal scenery of the mountains in the Annapurna Region. As said earlier, Mt Machhapuchhre(Fishtail) will leave your mouth all open. Following some beautiful time in the base camp, we will return to high camp for the night. 

Day 8: Trek to Siding Village

Having already achieved Mardi Himal Base Camp, we will now descend to Siding village(1280m). It will be a long downhill trek of a minimum of 7 hrs. The hike should be comfortable for anyone. We will keep on enjoying the mountains and terrains of the region all day long. Overnight in a lovely village of Siding.     

Day 9: Trek to Saidighatta and Drive to Pokhara

We will start with a descent to Lumre. En route to the place, we will pass by terraces of several Tamang and Gurung villages. Following, we will join a ride back to Pokhara. Overnight in a hotel.  

Day 10: Exploration day in Pokhara

Pokhara, the place to be for any tourist, offers many things to its visitors. Pokhara offers many things, from boat rides, paragliding, cycling, bungee jump, zipline to cave visits. It will be a free day to do any of the activities in Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.   

Day 11: Drive back to Kathmandu

By this time, we will finish all the things of Mardi Himal Trek. And we will make a return to Kathmandu through the same serpentine highway. On our arrival in Kathmandu, we will go to the hotel for a deserving rest. Overnight in Kathmandu. 

Day 12: Final Departure

We will bid goodbyes to each other at the end of this beautiful Mardi Himal Trekking. The team will drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport(TIA). Farewell! See you on your next trip with us.   

Includes/Excludes

What's included

  • Airport pick up and drop
  • Entrance fees for the places to be visited
  • A well experience trekking guide and porter to carry bags during trek
  • 3 times meal(breakfast, lunch & dinner) during trek along with tea and coffee
  • Arrangement of transportation for destined location
  • All food, accommodation, salary and insurance for trekking guide and porters
  • 3 night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB plan
  • Government tax and VAT

What's excluded

  • Nepal Visa fees
  • Personal insurance of the client
  • Any type of unanticipated expenses
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Bills for alcoholic beverages, cigarettes, cold drinks, etc.( bar bills )
  • Natural catastrophe beyond our control and expenses acquired during rescue services

Reviews

Based on 3 reviews

Harish Gupta

Harish Gupta

We have just finished the Annapurna Base Camp trek with Sabbatical Explore Nepal. Our guide Shiva and Samir  were excellent, very friendly young men with good English. The looked after us very well, staying with us and supporting us as we trekked, and making sure our meals and accommodation were sorted each day. Shiva and Samir  were very knowledgeable about the mountains, the areas we visited and Nepal in general. It was lovely to share stories with them, and I’m sure they will make excellent guides as well.


Philip

Philip

Dec-2022

Chitwan Jungle Safari was a great experience with good value for money. We hired the Car from Kathmandu and stayed for 02 Nights. Our trip was well organized with good service on time. It was rainy and animals were scarce but the driver and Guide worked hard to spot them for us. 01-hour canoeing ride in the middle of hundreds of Crocodiles & Gharial followed by Elephant Breeding Center was an amazing experience. Our Jeep Safari of 04 hrs of continuous rides on the main Jungle was quite a good experience. The excitement level goes up when any kind of Wildlife creature is spotted. We saw Peacock, One Horn Rhino, and different species of Birds but with no luck Royal Bengal Tiger missed out. Overall it was a lovely and memorable experience with good Food and will highly recommend this tour. The best season would be in Winter with good Nature. 

 

Dr. M.H. ALHAMRAN

Dr. M.H. ALHAMRAN

The trip was well worth it! I was in Nepal last Autumn with the team of Shiva and Kiran, whom I knew from my colleagues. I was confused about where to go. But my expert friends, Shiva and Kiran, suggested I do their best-selling Nepal Panorama Tour. I'm glad they suggested it. I am not a hiking person, my body does not let me be. So I went on a tour of Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan. In Kathmandu, I saw a lot of historical and time-traveling sites. Pokhara was so much vivid by Fewa Lake; I enjoyed the boat riding there. And Chitwan was unimaginably full of nature. I saw rhinos, elephants, birds, crocodiles. I was expecting the Bengal Tiger, but luck did not favor me. Except for that, Chitwan treated me quite well. Overall, the trip felt so smooth and rewarding. I traveled around Nepal panoramically. Thanks!

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