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Mardi Himal Trek

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Annapurna Region
22+ booked
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Duration
12 days
Highest Elevation
4,500m / 14,763ft
Ages
0 yrs
Season
Spring/Autumn

Tour Overview

The Mardi Himal Trek is a captivating journey in the Annapurna region of Nepal that offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural exploration, and a sense of adventure. This 12-day trek takes you through diverse landscapes, from lush forests and terraced fields to rocky ridges and alpine meadows, providing breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Machapuchare (Fishtail) peaks. The Mardi Himal Trek is ideal for those seeking a moderate level trek with fewer crowds, making it a peaceful and tranquil experience.

The trek begins in the beautiful lakeside city of Pokhara, where you'll embark on a scenic drive to the starting point of the trek at Kande. As you ascend, you'll pass through charming villages inhabited by Gurung and Magar communities, giving you a chance to interact with the locals and experience their rich culture and warm hospitality. The trail takes you through dense rhododendron forests, which burst into vibrant colors during the spring season, creating a picturesque setting.

The highlight of the Mardi Himal Trek is reaching the Mardi Himal Base Camp at an altitude of 4,500 meters. From here, you'll be rewarded with stunning panoramic views of the surrounding snow-capped peaks, including Mardi Himal, Machapuchare, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli. The tranquil and pristine surroundings at the base camp offer a sense of serenity and accomplishment. The descent follows a different trail, providing a varied and enjoyable trekking experience as you make your way back to Pokhara.

The Mardi Himal Trek is suitable for trekkers with a moderate level of fitness and a sense of adventure. The well-defined trails, comfortable tea houses, and the support of experienced guides make this trek accessible and enjoyable for a wide range of trekkers. It's a journey that promises stunning natural beauty, cultural immersion, and a sense of achievement as you explore the hidden gem of Mardi Himal in the Annapurna region of Nepal.

Tour Highlights

  • Captivating views of the Annapurna and Machapuchare peaks from Mardi Himal Base Camp
  • Tranquil and less crowded trekking experience compared to other popular trails in the region
  • Diverse landscapes, from lush forests to alpine meadows and rocky ridges
  • Immersion in the rich culture and warm hospitality of Gurung and Magar communities
  • Vibrant rhododendron forests, especially during the spring season
  • Varied and enjoyable descent route, providing a different perspective of the surroundings.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival In Kathmandu (1,400m) & Transfer To The Hotel
Your Mardi Himal Trek begins with your arrival in the vibrant city of Kathmandu. After a warm welcome, you'll be transferred to your hotel where you can relax and prepare for the adventure ahead.
Day 2: Drive Or Fly To Pokhara & Transfer To The Hotel (820m)
A scenic drive or a short flight will take you to the picturesque city of Pokhara, nestled beside Phewa Lake. Here, you'll have the opportunity to soak in the tranquil ambiance and prepare for your trek.
Day 3: Drive To Kande And Trek To Pitam Deurali (2,100m)
The trek commences with a drive to Kande, followed by a hike to Pitam Deurali. You'll traverse lush forests, enjoy glimpses of the Annapurna Range, and settle into your first mountain lodge.
Day 4: Trek From Pitam Deurali To Forest Camp (2,500m)
Today's journey leads you deeper into the enchanting forests of the Mardi Himal region. The trail meanders through rhododendron-covered hills, offering a serene and tranquil atmosphere.
Day 5: Trek From Forest Camp To Low Camp (2,990m)
Your trek continues as you ascend to Low Camp, where the forest gradually thins out, allowing for stunning views of the surrounding landscape. Low Camp provides a cozy and picturesque resting place.
Day 6: Trek From Low Camp To High Camp (3,580m)
Today's ascent takes you to High Camp, where you'll experience a noticeable change in altitude and vegetation. The trail offers dramatic vistas of the Annapurna and Machapuchare peaks.
Day 7: Trek From High Camp To Madri Himal Basecamp (4,500m) And Back To High Camp
A highlight of your trek, this day takes you to the base of Mardi Himal. The majestic, snow-covered peak will leave you awe-inspired. After enjoying the breathtaking scenery, you'll return to High Camp for the night.
Day 8: Trek From High Camp To Siding Village (1,700m) Via Low Camp
As you descend from High Camp, you'll retrace your steps through Low Camp and enter a different world of lush greenery and charming villages. The tranquil village of Siding is your destination for the day.
Day 9: Drive From Siding Village To Pokhara & Transfer To The Hotel
A scenic drive will take you from the rural beauty of Siding Village back to Pokhara. You'll have the opportunity to relax in the lakeside city and celebrate the completion of your trek.
Day 10: Drive / Fly From Pokhara To Kathmandu & Transfer To The Hotel (Optional)
You have the option to return to Kathmandu by a picturesque drive or a short flight. This day allows you to choose the mode of transportation that suits your preference.
Day 11: Sightseeing Around Kathmandu Valley
Explore the rich cultural heritage of the Kathmandu Valley with visits to historic temples, ancient palaces, and vibrant markets. Immerse yourself in the captivating charm of this vibrant city.
Day 12: Final Departure From Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
As your Mardi Himal Trek comes to an end, you'll bid farewell to Nepal with cherished memories of your journey. Depart from the Tribhuvan International Airport, carrying the spirit of adventure and the natural beauty of the Himalayas in your heart.

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