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Thursday, 21 July 2016

Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek 
The Mardi Himal Trek is one of a new and short trekking route in Annapurna region. This trekking trail is famous for its magnificent view of Himalayan panorama, dense rhododen
dron forest along the trail, alpine pastures and terraced fields, diversity on landscape and diverse Himalayan flora and fauna. Mardi Himal stands next to the holy Mt. Fishtail, displaying its superb looks. The highest elevation you gain in this trail is 4600m at the Mardi Base camp and the highest elevation you spend overnight is 3550m. This trail goes mostly along the top ridges of the hills occasionally passing through villages which prove its wilderness.

  • Fact About the mardi himal trekking 
Starting from   : Kathmandu/Pokhara
Ending at         : Pokhara/Kathmandu
Grade              : Medium
Highest access of the trek   : 4600m (over high camp hill)
Culture encounter  : Mixed
Trekking type        : Teahouse/ camping
Himalayan sights   : Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, Annapurna range in different angles, Nilgiri, Tukuche peak , and many more
Most Attraction of the trek  : Close Mountain View, Villages and local people
Best Season   : September to May (almost all over the year)

  • Outline  Itinerary of Mardi Himal trekking Route  
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m)
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek Preparation
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara (800m) 6hrs
Day 04: Pokhara to Australian Camp . (1970m)
Day 05: Australian camp  to Forest Camp. (2550m) 
Day 06: Forest Camp to High Camp. (3580m)
Day 07: Trek Mardi Himal Base Camp (4,450m) and back to High camp
Day 08: High Camp to Siding Village. (1280m)
Day 09: Siding Village to Pokhara. (800m)
Day 10: Pokhara Free day
Day 11: Drive Pokhara  to Kathmandu
Day 12: Departure


  • Detail Itinerary of  Mardi Himal Trekking Route  
  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m)
Upon arrival at the airport, meet and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, you have an option to be escorted stroll around Thamel and the local streets of Kathmandu. 
  • Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek Preparation
After breakfast, start sightseeing covering the UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu, which are Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath Stupa.  Kathmandu Durbar Square area holds the palaces of the medieval Kings who ruled over the Kathmandu Kingdom. Swayambhu meaning the “the self-existent” is popular among the foreigners as Monkey Temple owing to the large number of monkey population residing in this area. It is said that Swayambhunath Stupa is more than 2,000 years old, and it symbolizes knowledge. The painted eyes on all four sides symbolize the all-seeing power of Buddha. It is an important Buddhist place where pilgrims from all over the world come. In the afternoon you will get short briefing and discussion regarding your trek.
  • Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara (800m) 6hrs
  • Distance 200kms – Approximately 6 Hours Drive 
Early morning after breakfast, drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu (200km) via Prithvi Highway, takes 6hrs approximately (option to fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara, takes extra cost). Along the way we will stop in scenic spots, for lunch and to get fresh as well, en-route we see more about countryside of Nepal that offers greenery, rivers, local villages, farm lands and beautiful mountain scenarios. In the evening, you have option to stroll around the Phewa Lake and local market in Pokhara..
  • Day 04: Pokhara to Australian Camp . (1970m)
  • Trekking distance 5 kms – Approximately 2  Hours walk  ( 1 hour drive / 25kms )
Drive to Kande late morning and trek to Australian Camp which is best View of Annapurna Himalayas range from where we can see Pokhara city and surrounding area 
  • Day 05: Australian camp  to Forest Camp. (2550m)
  • Trekking distance 9 kms – Approximately 6 Hours walk
From Australian camp to Pothan we walk mostly flat trail then  From Pothana, the upward hike continues on the stone paved trail till Deurali. On reaching Deurali, we leave the circuit trail and catch an off-the-beaten trail that heads east. The trail passes through the dense forest, presenting the glimpses of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna massif and some wildlife en route to the Forest Camp.on the way we can see Annapurna himalayas and some part of Dhaulagiri Himalayas range  
  • Day 06: Forest Camp to High Camp. (3580m) 
  • Trekking distance 7 kms – Approximately 6 Hours walk 
Leaving the Forest Camp we proceed towards the High Camp. Though the distance is short the climb through the forest of Rhododendron and Juniper forest is quite steep. The settlement is almost nil around this area. We first pass Manjh Danda to reach the low camp, and then we pass the Nangee Danda to reach the high camp. The top greets you with the most spectacular view of Machhapuchhre, the Annapurna Range, the valley of Annapurna Base Camp and Mardi Himal. 
  • Day 07: Trek Mardi Himal Base Camp (4,450m) and back to High Camp 
  • Trekking distance 10 kms – Approximately 7 Hours walk 
Mardi Himal Base Camp is the destination set for the day. Today we wake up earlier than usual to enjoy the sunrise view from the High Camp. Today is a challenging day as the day requires walking on a narrow, rocky trail. Leaving the High Camp, we ascend for about 4 hours to reach the base camp of the Mardi Himal. After enjoying the views from the base camp, we walk back to the High Camp. 
  • Day 08: High Camp to Siding Village. (1280m) 
  • Trekking distance 7 kms – Approximately 7 Hours walk 
From the High Camp crossing the Nangee Danda, a steep descent brings us back to the Low Camp. From the Low Camp, we leave the trail used earlier and head towards the Mardi Khola River through the dense forest. The walk continues till Sidhing. The night will be spent in a tented camp at Sidhing.
  • Day 09: Siding Village to Pokhara. (800m) 
  • Trekking distance  kms – Approximately 3 Hours walk  ( 1 hours drive ) 
Leaving Sidhing, we now hike down following the line of the river valley, passing various small settlements of Gurung and Tamang people until we reach Lumre. At Lumre, we catch a vehicle that will take us to Pokhara in one hour. The evening can be spent exploring the Lake area. 
  • Day 10: Pokhara Free day
After finish trekking pokhara is a really nice places for chill out , pokhara is very popular for paragliding so suggest for that and you can enjoy the boat ride in phewa lake  which is beautiful lake in Nepal or if you like to do city tour we can do city tour and visit most popular places like Bindivashini Temple , Devi's Fall Gupteshwor cave , Tibetan refugee camp , Mountain museum old Bazaar Etc , in evening if you are interested for shopping it a best places for shopping 
  • Day 11: Drive Pokhara  to Kathmandu 
After breakfast, drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu(200km/6-7hrs). we can enjoy the diverse landscape and scenery en-route. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. 
  • Day 12: Departure
You will be transfer to the International airport by Private vehicle according to your flight schedule.

Mardi Himal trekking
Mardi Himal trekking
Mardi Himal trekking
Mardi Himal trekking 

4 comments:

Asifur Rahman said...

nice

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Bhakti Devkota said...

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Bhakti Devkota said...

Thank you so much