Mardi Himal trek is a paradise for nature and adventure trekkers. Mardi Himal trekking route avoids you from mass tourism and crowd of Annapurna region trekkers. Mardi Himal trek gives an opportunity to get closer as much as Machhapuchare Himal (Mt. fishtail,6997m) the famous triangular skyline which is seen from Pokhara, Annapurna II (7937m), of course Mardi Himal(5393m) east of Modi Khola, Annapurna IV (7523 m) Mardi Himal is located in the east of the Modi Khola other side of valley from Mt. Hiuchuli. Mardi Himal trek is considered to be an ideal trekking introduction in the high Himalaya, particularly if you have limited time available. No previous experience of high altitudes is necessary, as every precaution will be taken to ensure gradual and thorough acclimatization during the trek to the mountain. Trail follows through the rhododendron and oak density forest with many different wildlife en-routes. The breathtaking views of Annapurna ranges and blue glacier make the trek extra spectacular. Trail leads different route to the trek ending point and we descend from the different route the warmer valley and friendly villages on the bank of Mardi River, still away from main tourist highways trail. Mardi Himal trek is designed to provide outstanding mountain profile and to venture into the forests and villages that have not felt the impact of tourism. Mardi Himal trekking offers superb Himalayan scenery including the Mt. Dhauglagiri 8167m, Mt. Annapurna 8091m,Annapurna II 7937m, Annapurna III 7555m, Annapurna IV 7525m, Annapurna south 7219m Hiunchuli 6441m, Fish tail (Machhapuchhare 6997m) and many more. Mardi Himal trekking is less
touristy wilderness trekking destination in Annapurna.
Now we descending through the forest, a different route takes us steeply down to the upper Mardi Khola, the torrent that has been the ice and the snow of the Mardi Himal. Although remote and still away from all the much-used trekking routes, our fabulous trek now takes throughout warmer valleys and the friendly typical villages where we have chance to experience different culture, customs and living styles. Here, as we make our way along the bank of the Mardi Khola from the hill- side village of siding, down through the lovely terrace fields, past the simple farms and over the "interesting" suspension bridges, there is no doubt this indeed the idyllic Nepalese countryside trip.
- Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
- Day 02 Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)
- Day 03 Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (910m/2,986ft), 5-6 hrs drive
- Day 04 Drive to Phedi and trek to Pothana (1890m/ 6300ft) 4- 5 hrs trek
- Day 05 Pothana – Fores Camp (2550m / 8500ft) 5-6 hrs trek
- Day 06 Forest Camp – Low Camp (3400m/ 11300ft) 4-5 hrs trek.
- Day 07 Low Camp – High Camp (3900m /12850ft) 3-4 hrs trek
- Day 08 High Camp – Mardi Himal Base Camp- High Camp (4500 m/14750ft) 5-6 hrs trek
- Day 09 High Camp – Siding village (1750m /5800ft) 6-7 hrs trek
- Day 10 Siding village – Lumre – Drive to Pokhara (910 m/ 2986ft) 3-4 hrs trek and 2 hrs drive to Pokhara
Madri Himal Trekking Detail Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
Our Mountain Mart Trekking Company Airport Representative will meet you outside the Terminal Hall. Please, look for our Treks and Expeditions play card. Transfer to hotel, introduce your trekking guide and check the necessities. Afternoon stroll Tourist colourful market Thamel down town.
Overnight in Kathmandu at 2 star Hotel with breakfast
Day 02: Full day Kathmandu City excursion
After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing tours to world heritage sites of Pashupatinath Temple-the holiest Hindu Temple on the bank of sacred Bagmati River, Bodhanath Stupa-the biggest Buddhist Stupa architecture in the world! Patan Durbar Square is the oldest city in the Kathmandu valley with age old tradition also called Lalitpur-the city of fine arts. The visit covers the Durbar Square, the Krishna temple, the Kumbheswore temple, the Golden temple and many more. Swayambhunath Stupa-the 2000 years old legendary stupa on the hillock also nick-named as monkey temple. Your day tour ends Kathmandu Durbar Square Showcasing living goddess Kumari Temple, Nautale Durbar, the Kaal Bhairav, the Swet Bhairav, the freak Street and more.
Overnight in Kathmandu at 2 star Hotel with breakfast
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (910m/2,986ft), 5-6 hrs drive
Day 04: Drive to Phedi and trek to Pothana (1890m/ 6300ft) 4- 5 hrs trek
Day 05: Pothana – Fores Camp (2550m / 8500ft) 5-6 hrs trek
Day 06: Forest Camp – Low Camp (3400m/ 11300ft) 4-5 hrs trek.
Day 07: Low Camp – High Camp (3900m /12850ft) 3-4 hrs trek
Day 08: High Camp – Mardi Himal Base Camp- High Camp (4500 m/14750ft) 5-6 hrs trek
Day 09: High Camp – Siding village (1750m /5800ft) 6-7 hrs trek
Day 10: Siding village – Lumre – Drive to Pokhara (910 m/ 2986ft) 3-4 hrs trek and 2 hrs drive to Pokhara
Trip Information Section
Eating is a big part of Holiday. Travelling with Mountain Mart Trek, you experience the vast array of wonderful food Nepalese, Chinese, Continental, Italian and several local cuisines. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included in the package. Your guide will suggest delicious, hygienic and each place special food during your trip. Mountain restaurant owner prefer not to order many dishes and waste food as they would like to cater more trekkers with limited food before run off stuck. Its a week or more days hard work to porters and caravans to bring food to these places. During this trek you will usually have breakfast and dinner at the same Lodge, lunch will be eaten at one of the trail side restaurants en-route.
A Tea House is the combination of guest house, restaurant, and social hang out. Private rooms are available in most Tea Houses, except for high altitudes ones where it will be just dormitories. The lodges are fairly basic. The rooms are spare with twin beds and very little additional furniture. Blankets are generally provided. There is a large dining room-cum-lounge, warmed by the bukhara stove (an iron cylinder, fitted with a chimney duct, in which a log fire is lighted. There is normally no electric lighting in the rooms unless the village has hydroelectric power. The dining room usually hassolar lighting.
Most teahouses now also have electricity for charging small appliances - mobile phones and cameras - and there may be a small charge for this.
Mountain Mart Trek provides unlimited chlorine/Iodine treated water during the trek. All tea houses have mineral water and boiled water for trekkers upon additional cost. We discourage the purchase of Mineral water and bottled water while on the Trek as plastic bottles aredifficult to dispose off and have become an environmental problem
Mountain Mart Trek offers you complementary route map and T-shirt
What to take
This is a very active trip, meaning you will be on the move most of the time, so pack as lightly as possible. We provide one porter for every two travellers; your trekking gear will be carried by the porter in a duffel bag that we will provide. The maximum the porters are allowed to carry 15 kgs per trekker means 30 kgs from 2 trekkers . Unnecessary luggage can left in Kathmandu Hotel and its absolutely free of cost. .
Important to note:
Please read the Checklist section of this trip notes for additional details of what you need to bring for the trek on this trip. You will need to bring a comfortable medium sized day pack to carry the things that you will need during the day. This should have a waist strap or (better) a padded waist belt. The weather is subject to change in high altitude so layered clothing is recommended throughout the year.