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Mardi Himal Trekking

Mardi Himal trekking offers the opportunity to escape Nepal's tourist trails, to venture into the deep forests and roam the high alpine pastures to the base of the sacred, fluted peak of Machapuchare. The emphasis of this trek is on the forest and wilderness zones combined with an essence of exploration. We ascend through Hindu villages and pristine forests (magnolia, oak and rhododendron) to alpine campsites that afford panoramic views of the Annapurna Range. Forays to the base of Machapuchare provide a further highlight before a delightful return through Gurung villages to Pokhara.

Trip Facts

Trip Duration 14  Days
Best Time Oct-May   Weather in Nepal
Grade Moderate+
Highest access of the trek 4,500+.meters
Culture Mixed.
Mode of trekking tour Tea House, Equipment and clothing Checklist 
Most Attraction of the trek

Great Himalayan view etc. Cost includes / excludes

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu [1,330 m]: Upon your arrival, a representative from Adventure Treks Nepal will be waiting outside the airport gates to take you to the hotel. Plans will be made for a briefing meeting once you have settled in. Please let us know if there is anything special you would like to do while in Kathmandu and we can help you arrange that. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 02: Cultural Tour in Kathmandu [1,330 m] - (B): After breakfast in the Hotel we have a sightseeing tour around Kathmandu vally which takes in the key attractions in and around Kathmandu. Including AM: Visit 2000 years old Buddhist shrine Swyambhunath, situated on the top of the hill west of the city the most popular and instantly recognizable symbols of Nepal. The temple is colloquially known as the "Monkey Temple". There are many small buildings and shrines down the hillside behind Swayambhunath. Explore the colorful Kathmandu Durbar Square - The Old Royal Palace of Kathmandu, Temple of living goddess Kumari, the Jagannath temple, 17th century temple known for colorfully painted erotic carvings, Kasthmandap temple a three story temple built from a single tree in 12th century. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 03: Fly to Pokhara [970 m] - (B): After breakfast in the Hotel we transfer to the domestic airport then we take flight to Pokhara (about 25 M), the beautiful lake city and catch great views of the Himalayas from the right side of our airplane. After landing in the Pokhara airport we drive to the Hotel, In the afternoon, we'll head to explore Bindhyabasini Temple, which is known for its fabulous view of the city and mountain ranges. Catch a glimpse of the unique waterfall, Davis Fall, and be sure to ask about its legend when you're there! If we still have time, we'll go check out the interesting Gorkha Museum which focuses on the people and mountains of the area. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 04: Pokhara drive to Hyangja - Trek to Dhampus [1,750 m] - (B/L/D): After breakfast we drive half an hour to hyangja. and then begin walking towards Milan Chock. you will climb the ridge above the Yangri Khola Valley. You will then pass through Hyengjakot and Dhital, will stay overnight in Dhampus. Here, the 6,000' elevation ensures you will enjoy incredible mountain views as you relax. 30 Minute drive then 04-05 hrs Trek. (Tea House).

Day 05: Dhampus Trek To Forest Camp [2,550 m] - (B/L/D): Dawn should bring a spectacular sunrise: Fishtail pink turning to gold, the more distant bare rock wall of Annapurna II still in shadow. Today we will start our secret trail leaving tourists, other trekkers and even villagers behind. We enter an enchanted forest of birch, giant rhododendron, mountain oak, maple, hemlock and daphnie, We are going to stay in Forest Camp. 04-05 hrs Trek. (Tea House).

Day 06: Forest Camp To Low Camp [3,400 m] - (B/L/D): 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 natural windows in the woods that look out onto thrilling panoramas - towards Hiunchuli and the knife-sharp traverse towards Annapurna South. Far below, to our left, we can see the Modi Khola Valley leading up into the Annapurna Sanctuary. We reach camp for lunch; for it is wise not to go too high too fast. Though still surrounded by forest, we have spectacular northerly views of the ever-closer Fishtail. 04-05 hrs Trek. Tea House.

Day 07: Low Camp To High Camp [4,100 m] - (B/L/D): Just a short, steep climb and we are out of the forest. A ridge, now grassy and sometimes under snow, takes us up to High Camp which we shall reach at lunch time and where a second consecutive afternoon is spent acclimatising and awestruck by the views. Annapurna South seems near enough to throw a rock at and Machhapuchare itself close enough to touch. 04-05 hrs Trek. Tea House.

Day 08: Excursion to Mardi Himal Base Camp [4,500 m] - (B/L/D): The plan for today is to wake early for sunrise view of the mountains then after an early breakfast walk up the ridge towards Mardi Himal Base Camp. There is a well-established trail through the grass with a couple of steeper sections however overall not too challenging. Look out for the dzokpo (yak/ cow crossbreds) grazing up here as well as Danphe pheasant. In the summer the sheep and goats from lower villages are brought up to graze in this area so you will pass a number of herder's huts along the way. After three hours you should reach Base Camp at the elevation of 4500m this is where one can look into the Annapurna Sanctuary and the panorama view is spectacular looking at south face of Annapurna and all of the peaks in the Sanctuary as well as Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail). 07-08 hrs Trek. Tea House.

(If weather conditions require it, we shall descend through High Camp to trek on down to a re-established Low Camp to spend the night there.)

Day 09: High Camp to Siding Village [1750 m] - (B/L/D): After a relaxed breakfast, tired bodies make an unhurried decent through the shade of the forest and out onto terraced fields, down 1600m in all. This is a different route down - down to the upper Mardi Khola, the torrent that has been the ice and snow of the Mardi Himal. Although remote and still away from all the much-used Tea-house trekking routes, our expedition now takes on the mood of the arm valley and the friendly villages. Here we make our way along the banks of the Mardi Khola from the hill-side village of Siding, down through the lovely fields, past the simple farms and over the interesting bridges. There is no doubting this is indeed idyllic Nepali countryside. (06-07 hrs Trek. Tea House).

Day 10: Siding Village To Luwang village [1500 m] - (B/L/D): The path from Siding now follows the contour of the river valley gradually down between the pastures and through Tamang and Gurung villages. About two and half hour walking after breakfast we will arrive lumbre and then we will climb up to luwang village where we can get a different hospitality as home stay of local house have our lunch and afternoon we will visit local village and tea garden. Overnight stay at home stay. (05-06 hrs Trek. Tea House).

Day 11: Luwang village Trek to Hyangja and drive to Pokhara [930 m] - (B/L): After breakfast at Luwang we start our trekking to Hyangja passing through Khormukh. After that we are continue to our trekking trail through the rice terrace and villages. Finally we arrive in Hyangja from where we take a drive to Pokhara for overnight stay. (Trek 03-04 Hrs and drive 30).

Day 12: Fly to Kathmandu [1,330 m] - (B): After breakfast in Pokhara, we drive to the airport for a mountain flight back to Kathmandu. This is a beautiful flight over forests, fields and villages with the Himalayas in the background. On arrival, Pick up and transfer to the Hotel. (25 Minute).

Day 13: Free day in Kathmandu [1,330 m] - (B): There are plenty of interesting sites to visit in the Kathmandu valley like the Old Palaces at Patan, Bhaktapur, Durbar square, Swayambhunath (the monkey temple or you may wonder down town Thamel to shop for souvenirs and sample the various restaurants of Kathmandu. We are happy to offer you some recommendations.

Day 14: Fly back home [1,330 m] - (B): We will transfer you to the airport and assist with check-in procedures.

Price Includes:

* Arrival & Departure Transfers by private on both domestic / international flights.
* Company's Trekking Duffle bags.
* Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast.
* Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara with an entrance fee.
* Meals as stated above (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch & D=Dinner).
* Accommodation in Tea houses during the trekking (Double Room Basis).
* Kathmandu-Pokhara -Kathmandu flights with airport Tax.
* Pokhara -Hemja- Pokhara Transfer by Car.
* Trekking Porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment including Insurance
* Trekking Guide with insurance.
* Trekking map.
* Trekking Permits and National Park fees.
* All Government taxes.
* Office service charge.


Price excludes:

* International flight to Kathmandu, Nepal
* Nepal Visa Fee (US$25 for 15 days)
* Your Travel Insurance
* Extra drinks, snacks and dessert on the mountain and main meals in the cities
* Single supplement fee if you are staying in a single room
* Personal expenses like battery charging at elevation, and facilities on the mountain
* Tips & gratuities

Fixed departure: Any Days (Dates).


Note:
If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.

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