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Mardi Himal is an unseen gem and an unexplored trekking destination in Nepal. Lying south to one of the most popular trekking trial which is Annapurna Base Camp trail, not many has set their foot in the trail of Mardi. This trek can be a best route to trek because of the least crowd during the favorable seasons unlike the other trails. You won’t be meeting tourists or trekkers frequently like in other treks. The major attractions of this trekking are the Mardi Base Camp, the traditional Nepali village Landruk, the up-close view of the mountains and the green luscious forest at Forest Camp.
Mardi Himal Trek is not much challenging and has good trails. Few of the times, the sections are quite steep but at the other times, the ridges are grassy and easy to walk. The maximum altitude for the trek is (4,500 m) at the view point or the Mardi Himal Base Camp. The panoramic view of the mountains Annapurna South and Machhpuchhre (Fishtail) will make you feel heavenly and rejuvenate the tired body. This trek will also impress you with the flora, fauna, wildlife, the green rich forests of Oak and Maple and the gorgeous national flower Rhododendron along the trails. Mardi Himal trek is simply the best trek not only for the views of the mountains but also to discover the traditional village life and a true countryside of Nepal.
Arrival in Kathmandu Airport (1,300 m). overnight at a hotel.
Kathmandu drive to Pokhara (820m) by tourist bus 7 hours overnight at a hotel.
Pokhara drive to Kande – 1 hour. Trek to Australian Base Camp (2,060m) 3 hours. overnight at a guesthouse.
Australian Base Camp trek to Forest Camp (2610m) 6 hours overnight at a guesthouse.
Forest camp trek to Low Camp (3,050m) 6 hours overnight at a guesthouse.
Lo camp trek to High Camp (3,900m) 4 hours. overnight at a
High camp trek to Base Camp (4,500m) Trek to Badaldanda (3,250 m) 6 hours. overnight at a guesthouse.
Badaldanda trek to Landruk (1,565 m) 6 hours. overnight at a guesthouse.
Landruk drive back to Pokhara by Local bus (3 hrs. of drive)
Pokhara drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus 7 hours overnight at a hotel.
Transfer to the International Airport for your final flight departure.
Arrival Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu (1,300 m)
Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu. he will be displaying an “Adventure White Himalaya” signboard outside the airport terminal. You will then be received and transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle.
Note: On the day of your arrival, there will be a pre-trek meeting. During the meeting we will introduce you to your trek leader/guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about the trek. We will also supply you with our trek duffel bag and cap. For the meeting, please make sure you bring your passport, three copies of passport-size photos, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. We will ask you to sign a legally binding trip form as well as a non-liability disclaimer.
Kathmandu Drive to Pokhara by tourist bus (820 m)
An early morning drive on a tourist bus takes you to Pokhara, the city of lakes. Pokhara is at a distance of 198 km from Kathmandu. It takes almost 6-7 hours to reach to this beautiful city. The drive will give you an opportunity to have a look at the beauty of flora, fauna, the diverse demography, beautiful mountain ranges, the raging Trishuli, Marshyangdi Rivers and plenty of rivulets along the way. As soon as you reach Pokhara, you will be transferred to a hotel.
Pokhara Drive to Kande 2 hrs. trek to Australian camp (2,660 m)3 hrs. of trek
After breakfast we head out for Kande on a jeep. The drive to Kande where our trek begins is of 1 hour. As we reach there, we begin our trek on the beautiful trail and walk upwards to the Australian Base Camp for about 3 hours. Australian Camp is a beautiful village best known, where on a clear day you can see an unobstructed view of the Himalayan Mountains of Annapurna range, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu range and also beautiful green hills.
Australian camp Trek to Forest Camp (2,610 m) 6 hrs. of trek
After breakfast in the morning, we head out to reach Forest Camp which will take almost 6 to 7 hours of walk. The trail is slightly downhill from Base Camp to Pothana (1950 m) and again ascends to Deurali (2100 m). At Deurali there is a signboard pointing towards right saying “Forest Camp”. This will be the path we follow to reach the destination. The trail enters a quiet jungle of oak trees, maples, rhododendrons etc. After walking for few more hours, we reach Forest Camp.
Forest camp Trek to lo camp (3,050 m) 6 hrs. of trek
After walking a steep climb for about few hours, we are out of the forest and onto a grassy ridge. The ridge is sometimes full of snow. The mountains seem to grow closer to you as you walk towards the Low Camp. After walking for around 6 to 7 hours you reach Low Camp at the afternoon. Enjoying a good sip of tea, you can acclimatize and capture the best views of the up-close Annapurna South and Mt. Machhapuchhre.
Low camp Trek to high camp (3,900 m) 5 hrs. of trek
We wake up early this day for the beautiful view of sunrise through the mountains. After early breakfast, we head on to the trekking trails. We walk on the grassy ridges which during winters are filled with snow. The trail ascends throughout the walk up to the High Camp. We walk above the tree line and the temperature reduces along the path. After walking for almost 4 to 5 hours, we finally reach High Camp.
High camp Trek to mardi Himal Base Camp (4,500 m) 6 hrs. of trek
Today we wake up early and walk for few hours to reach the Mardi Himal Base Camp. The view of the Annapurna Sanctuary can be clearly seen. The panoramic scenes of South face of Mt. Annpaurna and Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) will be worth every step taken to the Base Camp. After spending few hours here, we return back to the High Camp for lunch. After having lunch and resting for some time at High camp, we walk down to Low Camp from where it is about an hour or two’s walk to Badaldanda. We will be staying at the teahouse at Badaldanda today.
Mardi himal base camp Trek back to Landrul Village (1,570 m) 7 hrs. of trek
After breakfast we start walking towards Forest Camp from where we will be taking a side trail down to the beautiful village of Landruk. The elevation changes drastically while walking down to Landruk. Landruk is a Gurung village with traditional houses that witnesses the immensely beautiful view of snow peak Annapurna South. After walking for around 6 to hours we reach the village.
Landruk Drive back to Pokhara by jeep of Local bus 3 hrs. of drive
Today is the last day of trekking. We start our day after breakfast of whatever they have within three hours we will be Pokhara with nice views Hillock and traditional village. Upon reaching Pokhara, we celebrate the successful trek to the Mardi Himal.
We back to Kathmandu by local Bus 7 hrs. of drive
We head out for Kathmandu in a tourist bus. Enjoying the last glimpse of the beautiful Himalayas, we return back to Kathmandu. The journey will be of 7 total hours. Upon arrival at Kathmandu, our representative will meet and transfer you back to the hotel. In the evening we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances.
Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for your final flight departure .
The trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your flight departure from Nepal.
Cost Included (✓)
✓ Airport pick up(Company Name Plate) & drop off service by private tourist vehicle.
✓ Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara
✓ All your standard Meals during the lodge to lodge during the trek(Breakfasts,Lunches and Dinners).
✓ All trekking and climbing related permit & fees, (Entry Permit Annapurna conservation fees).
✓ TIMS (Trekking Information Management System)
✓ Adventure White Himalaya duffel bag/kit bag and T-shirt.
✓ Nepal Government license on holder English speaking trekking guide.
✓ The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests below 25 kg.).
✓ All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
✓ Official expenses Insurance foe guide and porters
✓ Salary for guide and porters
✓ All information about trekking, tour and expeditions.
✓ Certificate of achievement
Cost Excluded (✗)
✗ Emergency mountain medical rescue (provided by your insurance company please buy it in your country you can’t buy it in Nepal)
✗ Personal nature of expenses such as drinking water, hot shower Wi-Fi etc.
✗ Lunch and dinner in city
✗ Your personal trekking gears
✗ Food and accommodation in city
✗ Light weight trekking boot
✗ Down jacket Two pairs of loose-fitting long skirts
✗ Two pairs of cotton T-shirt
✗ Sun glass and sun hat
✗ One pairs of sandals
✗ Two pairs of thin and two pairs of thick woolen socks
✗ First aids kits
✗ Flash light
✗ Sunblock cream
✗ Water bottle
✗ Chlorine for the water purification
✗ Some dry food and candy as well
Note: Tips for the guide and porter (tips are not compulsory but this is your satisfaction with them if you are really happy with them service of them you can give as respect as tips).
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