Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek is your cup of tea for it consists of the pristine trail of the Annapurna Region; the second most popular trekking region of Nepal, as well as of the world. Compared to other treks of Nepal, this trek is new and is quite different from others because it is a tea house trekking, as well as camping. Its trekking trail rises gradually and takes you to different landscapes, such as lush rhododendron forests, alpine terrain, and rugged mountains. At the same time, it offers you a breathtaking, stunning, and amazing view of mountains, especially of the Annapurna Ranges. These ranges, which include Annapurna I, is the world’s 10th highest mountain. The view of Mardi Himal, Hiunchuli, and others keep on coming to your sight as you trek further and further on a shepherd trail at the cliff.

Most of the trekking trail of Mardi Himal takes you to a ridge that lies above the Modi Khola (river). On the ward, there is a maple forest, where you see different species of birds. One of the highlights of walking in this forest is an unobstructed and spectacular view of Fishtail Mountain. Similarly, you see other snow-covered peaks that look spectacular and that change their colors from snow-white to golden yellow at both sunrise and sunset. This rewarding trek takes you to the base of Mardi Himal, and what could be rewarding than this to you as a trekker, who wants to put your steps by following an age-old trekking trail.

Good day, Nepal Excursion Design 19 Days Mardi Himal Trek for all of you who like most wonderful holidays in Nepal. We respect our guest and provide you our good service which you needed. Wishing you happier with your trek in Nepal.

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Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu Nepal.
Day 02: Drive to Pokhara. Around 6-7 hrs.
Day 03: Drive to Phedi Trek to Deurali (2100m/6): 30 minutes drive, 4-5 hours Walk.
Day 04: Trekking Deurali to forest camp (2,520m): 6-7 hours walk.
Day 05: Trekking Forest Camp to low camp (2970m): 5-6 hours walk.
Day 06: Trekking Low camp to high camp (3540m): 3-4 hours walk.
Day 07: Trekking High Camp to Upper Viewpoint (4250m), Back to high camp: 2-3 hours walk.
Day 08: Trekking High camp to Sidhing Village (1700m): 6-7 hours walk.
Day 09: Trekking to Lumre, drive to Pokhara. 2-3 hours trek, 2 hours drive.
Day 10: Drive to Kathmandu.
Day 11: Departure Day.

Itinerary Detail

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu Nepal.
Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, we will be greeted by a representative from Good Day Nepal. After that, you will transfer to Hotel.  At the evening Your Guide gives some information about this trek and take a rest in Hotel.

Day 02: Drive to Pokhara. Around 6-7 hrs.
After having breakfast, we have to escape from our hotel early in the morning for a drive with spectacular views along the road to Pokhara via Prithivi national highway. The drive take roughly 7-8 hrs to reach Pokhara.we have lunch time on the way to Pokhara. we have the option for a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara for 35 minutes. We will visit some beautiful places in the lake city Pokhara after refreshing at our hotel. Davids fall (if we reach early by road), and the Phewa Lake etc are the most beautiful places. After having the tour we do an overnight at our hotel by the lake in the lovely ‘city of lakes’ on BB plan.

Day 03: Drive to Phedi Trek to Deurali (2100m/6): 30 minutes drive, 4-5 hours Walk.
After an early morning breakfast, we start our journey with a drive to Phedi and start trekking from there. We walk on stone steps, terraced fields and through villages and forests before reaching Dhampus village where we have lunch. We continue our walk to Deurali village which is a small village beautifully located on a ridge with good views of the Annapurna South, Mardi Himal, and Macchhapuchhare. Overnight in Deurali.

Day 04: Trekking Deurali to forest camp (2,520m): 6-7 hours walk.
Having morning breakfast and trek our trail passes through the lush forest dotted with the red rhododendrons. The flowers are a common sight in Nepalese hills and it is no surprise that its Nepal’s national flower is called Lali Guransh. Our trail is very quiet until we reach a clearing of the forest camp. We can take rest and explore the area which is also known locally as Kokar. Overnight in Forest Camp.

Day 05: Trekking Forest Camp to low camp (2970m): 5-6 hours walk.
After our hot breakfast continue to walk through dense forests admiring Nepal’s rich biodiversity and reach the low camp. From here, the fantastic view of Mt. Machapuchhre (Fishtail) up the valley is mesmerizing. We can spend some time in the evening observing the local lifestyle. Overnight in Low Camp.

Day 06: Trekking Low camp to high camp (3540m): 3-4 hours walk.
Same did the morning, After taking breakfast we trek uphill alongside a ridge towards Mardi Himal and Macchhapuchhre. The tree lines start getting thinner and the area mostly consists of shrubs with isolated rhododendron bushes along the trail. If lucky, we might even come across the Daphne pheasant (national bird of Nepal) on our way to high camp. We ascend up to the high camp, which the final destination of the day. From here the mountain views are stunning. Overnight in high Camp.

Day 07: Trekking High Camp to Upper Viewpoint (4250m), Back to high camp: 2-3 hours walk.
In the morning having our wonderful Nepali breakfast and on our trek to the upper viewpoint, we ascend and descend, and sometimes on a steep and narrow trail. Our trail passes through pastures and we hike along a narrow ridge before reaching the Upper Viewpoint. The view of the Himalayan vista from here is astonishing. We see Mardi Himal (5587m), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Baraha Shikhar (Mt. Fang) (7647m), Tent Peak (5695m), Singhachuli (6501m), Machapuchhre (6993m) and others. So that today is our wonderful day which we excepted. Then we trek back to the high camp for an overnight stay.

Day 08: Trekking High camp to Sidhing Village (1700m): 6-7 hours walk.
After our breakfast, we take a different route in a high camp that takes us to Sidhing instead of going back down to Mardi Himal. The different route lets us experience something different and makes our trek exciting.  Siddhing offers a quiet stay for trekkers as it is tucked away from the busier trails. Overnight in Siddhing.

Day 09: Trekking to Lumre, drive to Pokhara. 2-3 hours trek, 2 hours drive.
After an early morning breakfast, we walk towards Lumre finally reaching the road from where we begin our drive to Pokhara. After reaching the city, we can take rest in Hotel and in the evening we can visit Phewa lake and another city of Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara Hotel with BB plan.

Day 10: Drive to Kathmandu.
Someone like to fly to arrive Kathmandu and some like to drive so that before booking this trek you may fix which way do you like. If you like the fly you may flight at 25 minutes to arrive Kathmandu via mountain flight. If you would like to drive around 7 hours need to arrive Kathmandu via Khaireni, Mugling, Manakamana temple, Malekhu, Dharke, Naubise, Thankot, and Kathmandu.
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Day 11: Departure Day.
Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until your departure flight/drive or to commence any extra trips or activities you may have booked with us. If departing, you’ll be transferred to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination.

Include/Exclude

Cost Includes:
Pick-up and drop-off service at Trivuwan International Airport in Kathmandu by private Car/Van/Bus.
Hotel in Kathmandu on BB Plan.
Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu by tourist bus/ private car.
Nights Hotel in Pokhara with Breakfast (before trekking & after trekking).
Pokhara-Kande and Nayapul-Pokhara by Taxi.
All the Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) Tea or coffee and accommodation during the trek.
ACAP permit and TIMS (Trekker’s Information Management System) Card.
One English speaking Government certificate holder trekking guide and required porters.
Guide/Porter’s: food, lodge, transportation, salary, insurance, equipment etc.
13% Government VAT and official expenses.
First Aids Kit.
Local fresh fruit like orange, banana, apple, grape etc.

Cost doesn’t Include:
International airfare and visa fees (15 Days US$25 and 30 Days US$40).
Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
All drinks Soft and hard coke, beer, mineral water.
Your travel insurance which should include the emergency rescue.
Your Trekking gears.
Tips for your guide and porters etc.

Equipment List

Upper Body

  •        2-Light weight thermal tops- long sleeved (medium weight merino or equivalent)
  •       3-T shirts or cool-max trekking shirts
  •       1- pull over or jacket (Merino, polartec power-stretch, soft shell, 100 weight fleece)
  •       1-200 weight fleece jacket or prima loft jacket
  •       1-Waterproof shell jacket with hood (lightweight, breathable)
  •        1-Down parka with hood

Lower Body

  •        2-Thermal bottoms (merino or polartec powerdry)
  •        1-Fleece or polartech powerstretch pants
  •       1-Light weight hiking trousers
  •       1-Heavy weight hiking trousers (wind proof soft shell for warmth at higher altitude)
  •       1-Hiking shorts (optional)
  •       Waterproof shell pants (lightweight, breathable)
  •       *Under Garments

Feet

  •       4- Warm Trekking socks (wool)
  •       *4- Lightweight Cotton Trekking socks
  •       2-Thick wool socks to wear at night in lodges
  •       *Gore-tex waterproof hiking boots- (you should buy at home and break them in before you come)
  •       *Spare laces for hiking boots
  •       Snow Gaiters (optional)
  •       Camp shoes/sandals (crocs are ideal)

Hands

  • 1-Lightweight gloves-Polypro
  • 1-Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)
  • 1 pair expedition shell gloves

Head

  •         Warm beanie hat
  •        Tubular Headwear (buff)
  •         Sun hat or cap (cap and buff all fit under your hood)
  •        Polarised Sunglasses with UV protection

Accessories:

  • 1-Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • 2-Water bottle or camel bag, 1-liter (one with an insulated cover is recommended)
  • large duffle bag (and a lock as the porters will carry this)
  • Stuff sacks, dry bags, garbage bags etc (to organise and waterproof your things inside the duffle bag)
  • Trekking pole set
  • Sleeping bag (- 30’C)
  • Head lamp and spare batteries

Personal First Aid kit (we suggest the following items):

  •         *Personal medication
  •         Broad spectrum antibiotics (e.g. Ciprofloxacin)
  •        Diarrhea stopper (e.g. Immodium)
  •        Rehydration salt sachets
  •        Medication for giardiasis (e.g. Tinidazole)
  •        *Blister kit (tiny roll of 3M medical tape/breathable surgical tape)
  •        Antiseptic (iodine or alcohol wipes for cleaning wounds)
  •       *Sterile non-stick absorbent dressing/gauze (for more serious wounds)
  •        *Antibiotic cream (sample size)
  •       10 ibuprofen tablets (anti-inflammatory; pain relief)
  •       4 antihistamine tablets (for bites, allergic reactions; e.g. Benadryl)
  •        throat lozenges
  •        Small Swiss Army knife (which has knife, scissors and tweezers)
  •        Small whistle
  •        Diamox (consult your doctor about this)

Toiletries/hygiene:

  • Toothbrush & *paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Toilet paper
  • Light weight towel and *soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • *Face and body moisturizer (the low humidity at high altitude dries the skin)
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • *Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  •  Wet wipes/ baby wipes (in case there is no warm water for a wash)
  • Antibacterial hand gel
  • Sunscreen (with a high UV factor needed for high altitude )
  • Sunblock lip balm (kept in a pocket and regularly applied)

Extras/Luxuries:

  • *Lightweight reading material
  • Trail Map/Guide book
  • Journal & Pen
  •  *Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
  •  Small pillow
  • Thermarest (optional – in case the mattress in the lodge is inadequate)
  •  *Earplugs (in case group member snores)
  • Personal treats and snacks
  •  *Zip-lock bags for snacks so you can divide each day
  •  A bag to leave these in Kathmandu (very cheap in Kathmandu)
  • Shoulder bag or small backpack for exploring around town (optional)
  • *Music player
  • *Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Town clothes and shoes
  • *Swimming costume (for Kathmandu)
  • Tips for your Sherpa guide and porter
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Trip Highlights

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  • Duration11 days
  • Starting PointKathmandu
  • Ending Pointkathmandu
  • Transportationprivate vehicle or Tourist Bus
  • ActivitiesTea House, Camping
  • Trek Stylewalking
  • Max. Altitude4500m
  • Best Season Middle of September to middle of June.

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