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Mardi Himal Trek - 12 Days

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Duration : 11 Nights / 12 Days

Destination Covered : Kathmandu

Tour Activities : Trekking

Tour Themes : Hill Stations & Valleys

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Kathmandu Tour Overview

Located just east to the most thrilling trekking destination of Nepal, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Mardi Himal Trek can be called as a hidden gem. Even though only a few trekkers make their way to the Mardi Himal base camp, those who go out there are never disappointed. This short trek provides you with the opportunity to view outstanding peaks and go through villages of Annapurna region to know the culture and traditions of that village.

The route of this region is a new one so you won’t be able to see lots of trekkers and the tea house and hotels are simple compared to other places in that region. Due to the less-developed place, it is less touristic and you can see the fantastic scenery of that region. The trek makes a small circuit up to the base camp of Mardi Himal. Hence, it also has advantages that you don’t have to backtrack over the same terrain.

At first, the trail starts out in the forest but after a few days you will have great views of the big peaks like Annapurna South and Machhapucchre or Fish Tail and the trek ends at the Mardi Himal base camp and if you have a few extra days you might even consider extending this trek and climb Mardi Himal (5,587 m)which is one of the same ridgelines as Machhapuchhre

Kathmandu Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, our representative will welcome you holding a clear sign displaying your name. You’ll then be taken to your chosen hotel in the center of the city. That evening we will provide a welcome dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant where you can taste authentic Nepali food and experience a cultural dance presentation.

Hotel
Dinner
Day 2
Our second day is for a sightseeing tour to several of the cultural UNESCO world heritage sites of Kathmandu city. An expert city guide will guide us to sacred Hindu temples, Buddhist shrines, and historical monuments as you become acquainted with Nepalese culture and traditions. Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath stupa, and their extreme art and architecture are our center of attraction. Thereafter, Trekking Mart will organize a trek orientation program and also assist you on trekking preparation (equipment’s packing, etc).

Hotel
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 3
Our journey to the hidden gem starts by driving to the beautiful city of Pokhara. We can enjoy the beautifully terraced farms, little shops by the side of the road and the raging Trishuli River on our drive to Pokhara also referred to as the ‘City of Lakes.’ We can view the Himalayas like Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Macchapuchhre, and Annapurna. Overnight in Pokhara will allow us to enjoy the nightlife of Pokhara.

Hotel
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 4
After early morning breakfast, we start our adventure 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, where we have lunch. We continue our walk to Deurali which is a small village beautifully located on a ridge with good views of the Annapurna South, Mardi Himal, and Macchhapuchhare. Overnight in Deurali.

Hotel
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 5
Our trail passes through lush forest dotted with the red rhododendrons. Regarded as the national flower of Nepal, these flowers are beautiful and a common sight in Nepalese hills. We can take rest and explore the area which is also known locally as Kokar. Overnight in Forest Camp.

Hotel
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 6
We continue our journey walking through the dense forests which will give us an opportunity to view and admire Nepal’s rich biodiversity. After reaching the low camp, we can get to see the fantastic view of Mt. Machapuchhre (Mt. Fishtail) up the valley. We can spend some time in the evening observing the local lifestyle. Overnight in low camp.

Hotel
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 7
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.

Hotel
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 8
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. We trek back to the high camp for an overnight stay.

Hotel
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 9
We take a different route in 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.

Hotel
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 10
After an early breakfast, we walk towards Lumre finally reaching the road from where we begin our drive to Pokhara. After reaching the beautiful city of Pokhara, you will then be taken to a hotel where you can take your lunch along with the mesmerizing view of the mountains. You can then rest until your energy restores

Hotel
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 11
After breakfast we’ll then return back to Kathmandu. We’ll either return by tourist bus which takes around 7-8 hours or return by flight which takes around 30 minutes.

Hotel
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 12
Our friendly representative will drop you off at the airport. We are sure that you will be inspired to visit Nepal again after this trek. We hope that you choose us to plan your next trip to Nepal.

More Details about Kathmandu Tour

Inclusions

  • Hotel
  • Sightseeing
  • Airport pickup and drop
  • Kathmandu city tour
  • Licensed trekking Guide
  • Porter to carry Luggage (2 trekkers = 1 porter)
  • Lodge to Lodge accommodation during trekking
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner in the trek
  • Salary, Insurance, food and lodging for guide and porter
  • Trekking Mart sleeping bag and down jacket.
  • Trekking permit
  • Necessary insurance for your guide and porter.
  • Local Gov. Tax
  • Welcome Dinner

Exclusions

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu except welcome dinner.
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses ( phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, Bottled or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters.

Payments Terms

  • * 20% Advance Percentage of total booking amount

Cancellation & Refund Policy

  • * Upon cancellation, refund will be made after deducting the Retention Amount.
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