Mardi Himal – The Road Less Travelled

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Mardi Himal is a mountain peak, a hidden gem located in the Kaski district of the Annapurna region of Nepal, standing just beneath the well-known Machhapuchhre peak (fishtail mountain) at a height of 5,587 meters above sea level.
The base camp offers panoramic vistas of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, creating a serene ambiance.
A relatively new trekking trail, the Mardi Himal Base Camp trek is a fifteen-day trek to the Mardi Himal base camp at an altitude of 4,500 metres which provides panoramic views of not only the Mardi Himal but also the widely known Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre and Hiunchuli.
The Mardi Himal Base Camp trail is just off the main trails of the Annapurna Base Camp, and for trekkers looking for a quieter, peaceful, relatively unexplored and easy trekking experience, the road less travelled of the Mardi Himal Base Camp is the perfect alternative.
The trail passes through dense rhododendron forests and passing through Gurung and Magar villages, where travellers can experience local hospitality, traditions, and cuisine.
The best seasons for this trek are spring and autumn, known for clear skies, mild temperatures, and vibrant natural surroundings, offering a unique and unforgettable Himalayan adventure.

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Our representative will pick you up from the airport after your landing and escort you to the hotel.
You can complete the checking-in procedure and enjoy a night’s rest. 

Day 2: Sightseeing the historical and religious sights.

After breakfast, there will be a briefing about your stay in Nepal, a detailed explanation regarding the trek, and go through a checklist of all the necessary equipment for the journey. 
Historical, cultural and traditional city tour to the World listed Heritage sights listed by UNESCO. 

Day 3: Kathmandu – Pokhara (Drive: 5-6hrs)

Depart from Kathmandu towards Pokhara after Breakfast.
The entire drive to Pokhara will be full of scenic winding roads, green hills, rushing rivers, patches of settlements, and serene wilderness. 
Upon reaching Pokhara, you can check in at the hotel and rest for a while after which we can explore the wonderful city of Pokhara. 
A gentle stroll around the Lakeside in Pokhara will take all your stress away. 

 Day 4: Pokhara – Deurali (2,100m/6,889ft)

Drive from Pokhara to Kande (1 hour).
Start trekking from Kande to Deurali, passing through Australian Camp.
Enjoy panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.

Day 5: Deurali – Forest Camp (2,550m/8,366ft)

Trek from Deurali to Forest Camp (also known as Kokar Forest).
Pass through lush rhododendron forests and enjoy the natural beauty.

Day 6: Forest Camp – Badal Danda(2,970m/9,744ft)

With more gradual climbs through the rhododendron forest following the ridge, you’ll find yourself closer to a clear blue sky with scenic views of the Himalayan foothills and a sweeping valley towards the south. 
Stop for lunch in the LOW CAMP then continue towards Badal Danda (Cloud Hill), above the tree line.
Experience breathtaking views of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) and Mardi Himal.

Day 7: Badal Danda – High Camp (3,580m/11,745ft)

Leaving the treeline ridge, follow the trail of the majestic Alpine zone to start the day.
The trail offers stunning views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Mardi Himal.
Reach High Camp and enjoy the serene surroundings.

Day 8: High Camp – Mardi Himal Base Camp (4,500m/14,763ft) – High Camp

Start early in the morning and trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp.
Witness the sunrise over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.
Spend some time exploring the base camp area.
Return to High Camp for an overnight stay.

Day 9: High Camp – Siding Village (1,750m/5,741ft)

Descend from High Camp to Siding Village.
Pass through beautiful forests and traditional settlements.
Experience the local culture and lifestyle of the Gurung community.

Day 10: Siding Village – Lumre – Drive to Pokhara

Trek from Siding Village to Lumre.
Take a scenic drive from Lumre to Pokhara.
Relax and rest in Pokhara.

Day 11: Pokhara – Kathmandu

Drive to Kathmandu from Pokhara.
Rest and explore Kathmandu.

Day 12: Departure from Kathmandu

Our representative will pick you up from your hotel (approximately three hours prior to your scheduled flight) for your departure. 

Departure from Kathmandu according to your flight schedule.

Other Activities Offered:

If time permits, you can explore more of Kathmandu or go souvenir shopping.
Mardi Himal trek offers various third-party activities in Pokhara, such as paragliding, boating, and bungee jumping.
The cost of these third-party activities is NOT included in our package, and clients interested in  participating should be prepared to cover the expenses from their own budget.
It is important to note that our company does not take responsibility for any incidents that may occur during these activities.


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