Mardi Himal trek is a newly open treking destinationin the Annapurna Range. It is an alternavive for other routes and it is still less crowded during the peak season. The Mardi Himal is derived from the mark on the mountain edge and its peaks that touches the Mt. Machhapuchhre. It offers amazing nature in many ways still untouched by the western civilization. This makes this trek one of the best for the cultural experience.
Mardi Himal it is a short and moderate trek with fes camping/ tea houses. It is located towards the east of the Modi Khola river. During the trek the whole stunning Annapurna range can be observed.
During the trek we will walk through the thick rhododendron forests. Unspoiled terrain will take you as high as 4100. You will enjoy few days walk on the ridge running down from the Machhapuchhre Peak (6993m). The region is also known for its rich wildfife and bio-diversity. If you are lucky you can spot: Danphe (Pheasant), Himalayan Thar, Mask deer, spotted Deer, Barking Deer, Snow leopard and many other.
- What Will You DoDay 1: Sightseeing in Pokhara and preparation for the Mardi Himal trek (permits)
Day 2: Pokhara to Deurali: The trek starts after 1 hour driving from Pokhara. It start slowly up, then a bit steeper to Australian Camp (2060m), then slightly downhill to Pothana (1950m)
and then up agin to Derail (2100m).
Day 3: Deurali to Forest Camp (2600m)
Day 4: Forest Camp to Low Camp
Day 5: Low Camp to High Camp with the spectacular view of Machapuchre and Annapurna South.
Day 6: Hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp and return to the same place.
Day 7: Trek down to Low Camp, then to Sidhing, Ghalel and Lwang villages.
Day 8: From Lwang drive back to Pokhara
- What To ExpectUnspoiled cultural experience.
Rich fauna and flora.
Stunning views of all Annapurna Range.
Less crowded trek.
- What Is Included- Three meals a day during the trek (breakfast, lunch and diner)
- Accommodation tea houses during the walk
- Transportation to and from trekking starting point
- Trekking Permit, Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) fees.
- An experienced fluent English speaking guide trained and licensed by the Government of Nepal, Ministry of Tourism with his foods, wages, equipment and insurance
- Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
- Sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag and walking poles use during the trip (to return after the trek)
- Government taxes and official expenses.
- Assistant guide group size above 6+ person.
- pick up from the airport in Kathmandu
- What Is Not Included- Meals and Hotel in Pokhara.
- Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu)
- Travel insurance
- International airfare.
- Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry, battery charging.
- All the alcoholic and non alcoholic cold drinks.
- Hot shower and battery charging on the tea houses.
- Tip for the trekking staff.