KATHMANDU-POKHARA-KANDE-FOREST CAMP- HIGHCAMP-VIEWPOINT-REST CAMP- KALIMATI-POKHARA-KATHMANDU
Why Amazing Mardi Himal Trekking?
- Because you can explore the cultural city Kathmandu and Pokhara,
- Off the beaten path Trekking experiences with local guide,
- Visit Gurung and other cast traditional villages,
- You can Enjoy the very close mountain of from High camp and other tea house camping,
- Explore the Flora ,Faunas, truly isolated wilderness and breathtaking landscapes,
- Warm welcoming from locals and local tasty foods,
- Visit massif Dhampus villages and stunning view point Australian camp,
- Enjoy the mesmerizing view from the top of Mardi Himal hill top.
Amazing Mardi Himal Trekking is a newly opened beautiful hidden path to the Mardi Himal viewpoint. It is in the Midwest of Nepal in the Annapurna region and there are few alternative trekking routes and different perspectives to see the view of the Annapurna range and Mt. Fishtail. Mardi Himal peak lies about 20 km in the Distance from Pokhara and to the east of Modi River.
Amazing Mardi Himal Trekking is a beautiful trek that starts from a few different places, but mostly it starts from the Mardi pool and ends at the Ghachok. There are so many interesting things along the way of Amazing Mard Himal trekking such as bamboo forest, Rhododendron, Oak, and Gurung ethnicity village as it is really a beautiful area than the trails ascend to the high alpine area.
There are two different base camps upper and Lower Base Camp, it is one of the best points to see Machhapuchhre(6,993 meters) and this place is probably the best viewpoint to see Mt. Machhapuchhre anywhere in Nepal because of the view from a daytime sunrise, sunset all you can explore from the lower camp after low camp you can visit Mardi Himal base camp where you get to see all Annapurna ranges.
Although, Amazing Mardi Himal trekking is an isolated and very less touristy area trek in the Annapurna region therefore it is highly recommended to have an independent Guide, who will take care of you and also knows the trekking path.
The diverse ethnicity, flora, and faunas are also very interesting to know which will be explained by your guide if you have him/her.
If you have some more time after this trek, there are very similar hiking routes through the cultural Gurung village you may like:
- Ghorepani Poon hill trekking,
- Ghandruk loop trekking,
- Sarankot hiking via Australian camp,
- Royal trekking,
- Siklish cultural trekking,
- Short Annapurna base camp trekking
- Machhapuchhre model trek, and so on...
It is a short journey to the Himalayas but if you wish to expand your trekking days after passing Forest camp you can trek down to Landruk and then trek to Ghorepani Poon hill via Gandruk.
Amazing Mardi Himal Trekking Outline
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu-30 minute drive to your Hotel,
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara-7 hrs drive,
Day 03: Drive to Kande & trek to Deurali(2,100 m)-4 hrs Walking,
Day 04: Trek from Deurali to Rest Camp (2,600 m)-5 hrs walking,
Day 05: Trek form Rest camp to High Camp (3,550 m)-5 hrs walking,
Day 06: Hiking early morning to view point than back to High camp after that descending to Rest camp(2,600 m)-7 Hrs walking,
Day 07: Trekking from Rest Camp to Kalimati (1,800 m), then drive back to Pokhara,
Day 08: Drive From Pokhara to Kathmandu in the morning,
Day 09: Final departure day from Nepal.
- Airport pickups and drops with our airport representative,
- Trekking permit and TIMS card,
- Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Accommodation in the mountain
- 2/3- star categories' hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara for 2 night
- Guide and porter (one porter for 2 trekkers, the weight limit is 20 kg for a porter)
- Local transportation as per itinerary,
- Kalimati to Pokhara transport by jeep
- Emergency helicopter or horse management,
What's not included?
- Food in city,
- Bar bills, all drinks(Alcohol and non-alcohol)
- Rescue operation an emergency,
- your insurance and flight tickets,
- Guide and porters tip,
Day by Day Itinerary
25 Minute Drive Welcome Dinner at Local Restaurant 2-3 star Hotel in Kathmandu
On your arrival I will be already there with private transport to pick up you with your name, then I will drop to your Hotel. Once you check in to your Hotel I will also give you brief information about your Hotel area, where to eat, where to walk, where to drink and also some information about trekking.
7 Hours Drive Breakfast in Kathmandu Hotel Hotel in Pokhara
After Breakfast, I/we will drop you the tourist bus station, which currently at Sorakhutte which is about 10-minute walk from Thamel and Paknajol area. The tourist Bus to Pokhara leaves at 7 am therefore we have to be there about 6:40 am. It is comfortable wide shape Bus which is safe (relatively) than local buses of Nepal, it is recommended. The Bus will stop two times before you reach Pokhara for Food and bathroom, however, you will reach at Pokhara about 2:30 to 3 pm. You will stay at nice Hotel in Pokhara.
1 Hrs Drive & 3 Hrs Walk Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Lodge
We take an early drive from Pokhara after breakfast. It is a short drive of about an hour from Pokhara to Kande then we begin the trek following the popular trekking route through the villages and Forest ascends to the Australian camp. It is a lovely spot to see the high Mountain View and Pokhara valley.
From the Australian camp, we follow the easy descending trail to Pothana then a steep climb into the forest for the next hour to reach Deurali. We stay at the lodge here overnight.
5 Hrs Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Lodge
From Deurali today we follow the peaceful natural trail through inexperienced forest of Hemlock, maple, Oak and Beautiful Rhododendron. While you are walking from Deurali till you reach at forest camp there is no tea house except seasonal small inn, hence you are suggested to keep some dry food with and some energy bars till you reach at lunch place forest camp.
The trekking route is all shadow because of forest walking almost all day so you can wear just half easy paint, and t-shirt. It is quite tough day without having lunch for long time at least 3 to 4 hours forest walk however after that long walk you just need to walk next 30 minute to Rest camp where you will also spend a night at the lodge.
5 Hrs Breakfast, Lunch &Dinner Lodge
After warm and fresh breakfast at low camp we stats our journey to High camp. Today is our beautiful day and pleasant walking day with the up close view of Mt. Fishtail and verdant forest.
As we ascend to the higher alleviation the trekking trails becomes more open and over tree line area, the route is still continued through the grasslands on the ridge of massif mountain with some rare tress some times. Walking through the forest about a hours and half we will reach at the top of mountain called Badal Danda where we stop for tea than continue walk up to High camp along the ridge. While you are walking up to high camp today you might see some preserved birds and animals such as Himalayan Monal, Impeyan Pheasant, as it is also known as a national bird of Nepal. High camp is a small area got few and also provide us the foods as per our order and if it is clear day by evening time the sunset view is just killing on fishtail, Annapurna south and Hiuchuli.
6 Hrs Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Lodge
Today is probably the best trekking days of this trip. We just have to wake up quite early today to see a sunrise panorama over the massif Annapurna and fishtail. We begin our hike with some energy bar, dry food and bottle of water with a very light day pack, we have to climb about 2 hours to the top of the Mardi Himal view point, once you reach there you can see the entire trail of Annapurna base camp trek and deep valley similarly to the other side there is stunning green rolling hills and clouds.
After spending some time there we descend steeply down to Low camp or Rest camp there are only 30 minutes in the distance.
2 Hrs Walk & 1,30 Min Drive Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Lodge
In the morning the view from rest camp is still stationary, and the rays from the sun over the majestic Mountain are just magical. We descend also from the rest camp to Forest camper than we follow the less walked trekking trail down to climate through the forest and the village. After reaching climate, we take a jeep to Pokhara. It is about a 1.30 minute drive to Pokhara. Overnight at Pokhara Hotel.
7 Hrs Drive Breakfast, Lunch &Dinner Lodge
From Pokhara we will take tourist bus at 7.30 am than drive to Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu you will have some times still so, you may go for shopping to your family and friend than after we can go for farewell dinner at the typical Nepali restaurant in Thamel.
30 Min Drive Breakfast
As per the airport time you mentioned I will mange your Airport drop service on time from your Hotel
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Short and newly opened trek in Annapurna2018
Mardi Himal Trek is general for its backdrop of high mountains and the Annapurna Base Camp for travelers. it is a fewer traveled area associating with additional treks about Annapurna. The minor tea houses remain obtainable on inside small coldness through individual cheap and amenities.
Mardi Himal trekking FAQs
Is Nepal safe to make holiday?
Yes, it is a safe country for 10 years, especially when the rebel party involves in election and peace agreements in 2006 than all political parties is already in parliament and doing their best, it means where ever you go to Nepal you are safe. If you feel scared still you can have you authorized guide who will take care of you and give you much information.
Can I get Nepal visa on Arrival?
To get a visa for Nepal is an easy once you arrive in TIA Kathmandu you can get visa within 20 minutes, you just need to get 2 p.p size photo, your passport and some money, such as 15 Days stay in Nepal cost $25 US per person, $30 US for 30 Days and $100 US for 3 month tourist visa. All service you will get easier when you arrive at Kathmandu Airport.
Where is the best area to trek in Nepal?
There are so many trekking routes in Nepal, but few of them are really popular as it is nicer than many other treks in Nepal. Everest base camp trekking, Gokyo lake trekking, Annapurna base camp trekking, Annapurna circuit trek, Poon hill trek these are the most popular trekking route in Nepal. If you prefer to visit restricted area or, rural area to explore the localities of Nepal there are so many options that we have and you can visit safely.
Which season is the best to travel to Nepal?
Nepal is a rich in biodiversity as it has many temperature and climate within a few hour drives. So, as we have four seasons in a year we trek mostly in the winter (Sep To Dec) and spring (Mar. To June). The best season of the year is Sep to Dec, you will have clear weather and spectacular view each day this is why people used to call the best season of the year.
What type of equipment do I need to bring for the trek?
The trekking equipment will depend on where you are going if you are trekking to Everest base camp or Annapurna base camp trek you should bring proper equipment such as down Jacket, Sleeping Bag, Windproof pant so no. You have to bring this trekking equipment which is as below:
- Sleeping bag, torch,
- Down Jacket,
- Trekking poles, a pair of T-shirt and pair Pant,
- Pair of sucks and Sun Glass,
- General medicine,
- Rucksack and day bag,
- Windproof jacket, Gloves, warm hat,
- Inner Paint and thermal.
Can I trek in Nepal?
Yes, you can easily trek in Nepal because there are so many trekking routes. If you are going to trek in Nepal for the first time, you can make the easy trek to Poon hill, or Langtang trek these are an easy walking trek. If you are adventurous trekkers you can go to Everest base camp, Gokyo treks, Chola pass trekking, Annapurna base camp, Annapurna circuit trek etc. So you consult with your local travel agent when you decide to go to Nepal which is the best area upon your pace.
Can I get an experienced guide in Nepal?
Yes, you can get an experienced guide in Nepal if you book your trip by trekking company or agent. You have to check very well who is going with you through your agent than figure out he is a nice guy or not. There are so many options, but manly package, trekking and day ways salary base trekking.
What is the maximum weight for a porter in Nepal?
Nepal's tourism board published some rules and regulation for porters who used to work generally with tourist they carry 25 kg, so in general you will get one porter for two trekkers it means one trekker need to make their weight about 12.5 kg and if you have extra clothes or any extra things that you bought from your country you can leave in Hotel locker in Kathmandu once you are back you will get it, it is safe.
How much do I need to tip for the Guide and Porter?
Tipping things is not compulsory but it is highly expected from field staff during your trek in Nepal such as waiter Driver, Guide porters. Mainly if you are in Nepal and doing more than week trip with Guide or with Porter you can tip about $100 US for Guide and $80 US for Porter but if they make your special trip with lots of information take care and you feel safer all the time with them than you can add more tip on top of that.
- Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure
- 30% of the total cost of the trip will be charged if cancelled between 60 to 30 days prior to departure date
- 60% of total cost of the trip will be charged if cancelled in between 30 to 14 days prior to departure date.