10 DAYS
Mardi Himal Trek
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Mardi Himal trek is a less traveled route located in the most visited destination Annapurna Region. It is best to experience the brilliance of solitary ever snowcapped peaks and the great opportunity of excellent cultural experience and venture of Machhapuchhare Base camp.

An interesting and exotic trekking trail wanders through lush valleys, alpine meadows, varieties of rhododendron, pines, lichen-laden dense forests, numerous streams, and waterfalls, with the captivating mountain sceneries glossy upon the close horizon. Mardi Himal is a hidden gem, it is less-touristy that you feel like embarking upon a discovery expedition.

The Mardi Himal Trekking trail starts from the very beautiful city Pokhara with boating in Phewa Lake and enjoying the views. It goes through the pine, juniper and rhododendron forest, and the Rivers. The route takes us to steeply down to the upper Mardi Khola. The trail of Mardi Himal Trekking ascends through the forest and actuality wildlife. Mardi Himal trekking rewards you superb Himalayan scenery including the Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna Ranges, and Mt. Hiunchuli, Mt. Fishtail (Machhapuchhare), etc.

Hiking on the trail of Mardi Himalayas will give you a great location as well as the taste of the real thing if you are light on alpine experience. The climbing trip can be more adventurous in the remote steep-sided valleys filled heavily wooded with bamboo and beautiful rhododendrons. High alpine pastures provide good grazing and undisturbed habitat for wildlife above the forest areas. Its importance on a wilderness zone of mountains is designed to provide amazing and perfect mountain views. Thus, trekking in this part is a blissful experience.


Highlights of Mardi Himal Trek


  • Magnificent sunrise and sunset view from High Camp.
  • incredible landscape, local culture, beautiful rhododendron forest during the spring season (March) 
  • stunning views of Himal Chuli, Annapurna south Mardi Himal, and Mt. Fishtail.
  • Flora and fauna diversity in the Mardi Himal trek.
  • Pothana to Low Camp rhododendron and forest.

Itinerary

  • One night.
  • 3-star Hotel
We will meet you at the airport and transfer to your hotel. As you freshen up after your long journey, you will be asked to visit our office for a briefing about your program. You will have a meeting with your trekking guide and discuss the equipment needed for the trekking and we will process for the trekking permits. If you arrive at night we will have the same discussion in next day morning after your breakfast.
  • 6 to 7 hours.
  • 3-star Hotel
After having your breakfast, we will drive you to the Domestic Airport to take a 25 minutes flight to Pokhara. Or if you wish you can take a Tourist bus to Pokhara about 6-7 hour drive exploring & enjoying with scenic beauty all the way around. In the evening, a boating trip on Phewa Lake will be followed where you can enjoy the spectacular views of Annapurna Himalaya Range reflected in all its glory in the calm green water of the lake.
  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Guest House
Take a 30min drive to roadside shacks of Phedi. The start of the trail heads up the hill on a set of steps across the road. The main part of Dhampus valley is on the top of the ridge, more than 500m above. The area is inhabited by Brahmins, Chhetris, and few Gurungs. Crossing the dirt road a couple of times and stone staircases make the trail more adventuring. The spectacular panoramic view of Annapurna Himalayan range makes your overnight camping much greater.
  • 5 to 6 hours.
  • Guest House
It’s a total of 6 hours work today. The trek enters an enchanted forest of birch, giant rhododendron, mountain oak, maple, hemlock, and daphnia. The overnight camping here enjoys relaxation after a long tough but adventuring trail.
  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Guest House
As we climb, the flora has turned to classic ‘cloud forest’ with mosses and lichen, tree ferns and orchids hosted by the hardier trees. There are windows in the woods that look out onto the thrilling panorama – close up the dramatic scenery of sacred Mt. Machhapuchhare, Mardi Himal, and Annapurna chains.
  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Guest house
We have our early breakfast and start trekking to reach our highest point of the trek. If conditions are favorable we will climb up to 15,000/16,000 ft. The great ice fields and the blue glaciers of the Annapurna sanctuary walls lie below us. The view we capture today will be never forgotten. We will return to our camp in the evening.
  • 5 to 6 hours.
  • Home-stay
After breakfast, today journey starts an unhurried descent through the shade of the forest and out on to the terraced fields, down 1600m. This is a different route down to the upper Mardi Khola. Here, as we make our way along the banks of the Mardi Khola from the hillside village of Siding, down through the lovely fields, passing the simple farms and over the interesting suspension bridges. There is no doubt that this is indeed the idyllic Nepal Countryside. Overnight at camp.
  • 5 to 6 hours
  • 3-star hotel
After a short walk now the trail skirts an outcrop- there’s the road and transport. We will be back to Pokhara for lunch. You’re free here to feel the moderate climate and sceneries of this Magic land or Dream Land of Nepal. Explore the various interesting places like Mahendra Cave, David’s fall and the various lakes of course.
  • 6 to 7 hours
  • 3-star hotel
You can take a flight or drive by tourist bus/Private car to Kathmandu. In the evening you can have your last night in Nepal enjoying the Nepali cultural dinner show, taking some beautiful snaps and making up your mind for the returning journey. You can have greetings exchanging with friends and with all Nepalese people.
  • 25 minutes
  • None
Our journey in Nepal comes to an end today! Sherpa Expedition and Trekking representative will drop us off at the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. Included meals: Breakfast Note:- Sherpa Expedition and Trekking have made every effort to keep our price as competitive as possible, by still providing an excelling service to our customer. We pay our porters and guide the legal wages agreed with the porters union, our trekking staffs are some of the best paid in Nepal which allow us to attract only the best guides and porters and we have the same amount of Insurance for guide and porter which is more than Government fixed amount. All our price are net and there is no hidden cost everything is clear on cost includes and excludes this is the main reason all our customer are happy with our service. For up to date cost for the trip please contact us.

Services

What is Included

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle.
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin sharing basis including breakfast.
  • Hotel Accommodation in Pokhara on a twin sharing basis including breakfast.
  • Government license holder experienced, trekking guide (trained in Wilderness First Aid& altitude sickness) and porters (1 porter for between 2 trekkers basis) with their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance, clothing, and medicine.
  • Twin sharing Tea house/Lodges Accommodation during the trekking
  • Daily Meals are chosen from the Menu  (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Trekking Permit.
  • TIMS Trekking Permit (Trekking Information Management System) Card for the Annapurna Trek
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Sherpa Expedition and Trekking duffel bag. ( If you need, please let us know before you book the trip and remind us in our pre-meeting at our office)
  • Pokhara to treks start point Phedi  and trek finish point to Pokhara transport by Private vehicle
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu transport by tourist bus. (if you want to take a  flight or want to travel by private vehicle is available, by adding extra cost)
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
  • Welcome/Farewell Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes

What is Excluded

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Nepal entry visa fee, you can get Nepal visa upon arrival at the Airport.
  • International Airfare/Airport tax, City tour Sightseeing entry fees.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot shower
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
  • Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Tips for tour/ trekking staffs and driver
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in Price Includes section.

Equipments

General

  • Seasonable Sleeping bag and down Jacket (If you need it but has to be returned after the trek)
  • Duffle bag (We will provide duffle bag during the trek Sherpa Expedition & Trekking need to be returned after the trek)
  • A wind and waterproof thin layered jacket (Must have for morning and evening above 3,000m)
  •  Daypack

Upper Body- Head / Ears / Eyes

  • A pair of half gloves
  • A warmer hat that covers the ears
  • Sunglasses 
  • Neck warmer
  • Sunscreen (35 to 60 SPF)
  • Headlamp and an extra set of batteries

Hand

  • A pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer)
  • Warmer shell gloves and liner

Center Body

  • long sleeve t-shirts
  • Thermal Tops
  • wool Jackets or pullover
  • Artificial sports bras for (Women and girls)
  • Water and windproof shell jacket 

Lower Body 

  • Thermal underwear (especially trousers)
  • windproof and waterproof trousers
  • warmer trouser
  • Comfortable trekking pants
  • Extra casual sport pants

Feet

  • A pair of good waterproof trekking boots
  • Pair of sandals
  • 4-5 pairs of woolen socks
  • Socks liner
  • Light shoes and sneaker

First Aid Kits and Medicines

  • Assorted Adhesive Bandages (fabric preferred)
  • Blister treatment
  • Insect testing / anti-itch treatment
  • Ibuprofen / other pain-relief medication
  • Diamox (125mg to 250mg tablets for altitude sickness)
  • Warps, splints, and wound coverings butterfly bandage
  • Water purifying pills
(Note our company guide will carry the medicines and first aid kits during the trek. However, we recommend better to  bring your personal first-aid kit as well)

Miscellaneous, but must useable

  • 4 pic passport sizes with original passport
  • Water bottle & filter
  • Flight details (please make a copy and leave one pic at our office in KTM because of if you won to change your flight date)
  • Bathroom kit (conform, should be included Toilet papers put on the plastic bag, hand wipes, towel, and soap, etc.)

Extra things

  • Comfortable trekking poles
  • Best energy dry foods (up to you)
  • Power Bank and music players 
  • Camera (Memory card, chargers, and extra batteries)

Good to Know

Accommodation

Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara will be in a 3-star category hotel. During the trek, you will be accommodated in good quality teahouses/lodges. Mardi Himal trek is a newly developed trek with only a few lodges made along the way. There won’t be standard accommodation available in higher elevation so, we have to adjust in basic rooms. All accommodation is on a twin sharing basis. On, request single supplement is also provided, an additional amount will be charged.


Meals and drinks during the trek

​​​​​​Breakfast will be served in Kathmandu and Pokhara whereas basic meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) are available in teahouses during the whole trek. Various meals including Dal Bhaat, noodles, soups, potatoes, handmade bread are served on the trek. There will be a welcome dinner in the evening with our guests.


Physical Fitness

Mardi Himal trekking is considered as easy to moderate trek that follows the gorgeous villages along the way. This trekking is appropriate for all the trekkers, from beginners to an experienced. If you do not have previous walking experiences then get involved in some exercises or practice some climbing stairs at home or in your office. This regular exercise will help you a lot during the trek in Nepal.


Best time to travel

Mardi Himal trekking is doable throughout the whole year, however, January – May, and October – December is better comparatively. We can witness the stunning Himalayan views, green scenery, and crystal clear sky during these months.
 

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10 Days
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Season
Autumn/Spring
Region
Region
Annapurna
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Altitude
Altitude
4500
Walking
Walking
5/6hrs
Accommodation
Accommodation
Hotel/Teahouse
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Autumn/Spring
Region
Region
Annapurna
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5/6hrs
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