The Mardi Himal Trekking is a recently opened trekking routes in Annapurna Mountain range. This tours caters you to experince Heritage zone, local culture,nature beauty,magical rhododendron forests also mountains as well. This trek is ideal for those people who want to trek in the off the beaten trails with no tourist around.Situated just east of one of the most popular treks of Nepal, Poonhill and the Annapurna Base Camp trek, the Mardi Himal trek is a hidden beauty. As it is hardly known, just a few trekkers made their way before to the Mardi Himal Base Camp, which is spectacularly situated at the base of Mardi Himal and the impressive Machapuchhre. The trail goes eventually to the high base camp, but starts ease off along small paths through magical rhododendron forests, until you climb out of the forest around 3,300 meters. The landscape then changes quite abruptly into a rough high mountain landscape, with amazing views of Mardi Himal, Machapuchre, Annapurna South and Hiunchuli.From High Camp (3.900 meters), we trek in one day to Mardi Himal Basecamp at 4.500 meters, which offers spectacular close up views of the entire Annapurna Range. The return trip is partly different since we will descend to the Mardi Khola river and by that way to Lwang.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu
Arrive Kathmandu.Flower garlands reception at the airport and transfer to hotel.Overnight.
Day 2: Sightseeing tour of Kathamndu city and Patan City
We embark sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city,also called `Kantipur`or city of glory,visiting,`KUMARI`the LIVING GODDESS,Kasthamandap,the Big Bell,Kal Bharab etc.We also visit `Swayambhunath temple.This is a Buddist temple set high on a hillock with a commanding view of the Kathmandu vally.Lunch on your own and can be had at one of the many good standard restaurants around town. Our guide will recommend the sameTour of `Patan City`one of the three queen cities of the vally.Patan is the city of fine arts,and we visit Durbar Square,Krishna Mandir,Mahavihar-Golden temple of Lord Buddha,built in the 12th century.Evening dinner at Nepali Cultural Restaurant with dance.Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Drive to Pokhara and Sightseeing
After breakfast we heading to Pokhara its take 7 hours via drive.We will have launch on the way. Shortly after lunch, will be reached around 2 pm to the picturesque, valley of POKHARA. Pokhara is a place of remarkable natural beauty. The serenity of Phewa Lake and the magnificence of the fish-tailed summit of Machhapuchhre (6,977 m) rising behind it create an ambiance of peace and magic. At an elevation lower than Kathmandu, it has a much more tropical feel to it, a fact well appreciated by the beautiful diversity of flowers which prosper in its environs. Indeed, the valley surrounding Pokhara is home to thick forests, gushing rivers, emerald lakes and of course, the world famous views of the Himalaya.Pokhara is part of a once vibrant trade route extending between India and Tibet. To this day, mule trains can be seen camped on the outskirts of the town, bringing goods to trade from remote regions of the Himalaya. This is the land of the Magars and Gurungs, hardworking farmers and valorous warriors who have earned worldwide fame as Gurkha soldiers. The Thakalis, another important ethnic group here, are known for their entrepreneurship.Arrive Pokhara and transfer to Hotel near lake side.Overnight at the Hotel.After refreshment will be visit Davils falls and Gupteshor cave and round near by lake.
Day 4: Trek to Deurali(2,232 m)
Having breakfast,then heading to Kande via drive which takes 40 Mintues from Pokhara. The trail climbs for about 1.30 hrs to the ridge at 2,060 m. The clearing in the forest with lodge settlement is known as ‘Australian camp’. The place is scenic with the panoramic view of Annapurna range and Pokhara valley. The trail further winds through the rhododendron forest to the mountain pass called ‘Deurali’. Deurali is overlooking into the Modi Khola valley wedged between Annapurna South and Mardi Himal / Mt Fishtail.
Day 5: Trek to Forest Camp (2,600 m / 5 hrs)
Having breakfast and spending beautiful morning in the ridge top village of Deurali, we head off the main Annapurna trekking trail and follow the forested ridge to Forest camp. It’s a new Trekking route so we need to carry pack lunch and sufficient water. The day’s walk in the rhododendron forest is beautiful with gradual uphill.
Day 6:Trek to Low Camp(4 Hrs / 2,950 m)
The trail gradually climbs through the rhododendron forest following the ridge. Low camp has got couple of tea houses in the clearing of the forest. The view of Mt Fishtail and Mardi Himal appears much closer. You find yourself closer to clear blue sky with view of layers of Himalayan foothills and sweeping valley towards south.
Day 7: Trek to High Camp (3 HRS / 3900 m)
After breakfast we start our trekking from Low camp to High Camp (3.900m). where you can see various snow-capped mountains likke South Annpurna, Himchuli and Machhapuchhre or also known as Fishtail. After we will walk upwards along the Nangge Danda to High Camp at an altitude of 3.900 meter where you will be staying overnight.
Day 8: Explore Mardi Himal Base(7 Hrs / 4,500 m)
The day trip is more difficult than other days with steep climb and longer walk. Trail becomes more vertiginous at some points with uneven and steep rocky steps. The first steep climb will take about 2 hrs to the ridge top which is marked as MBC (Mardi Himal Base Camp). However the real base camp will take about another 2 hrs along the ridge. The view is amazing all along the ridge. While Mardi Himal and Mt Fishtail appear right above us, view of Annapurna I, Gangapurna and Annapurna III also appears at a distance.
Day 9: Trek Back to Forest Camp (4.30 hrs)
Wake up early morning for see the sunrise which is fabulous. Having breakfast then walk down to Forest Camp.
Day 10: Trek to Lwang Ghale Village.(4.30 Hrs / 1,500 m)
Having breakfast then heading to Lwang Village which takes 4.30 hours walk. Lwang is a self sufficient Gurung village with rich culture and happy people. The village is the best place to watch Nepalese countryside lifestyle and enjoy the organic food.
Day 11: Back to Pokhara
Having breakfast then we will back to Pokhara after 1.30 min Drive. Day time relaxing and we may visit Nature place as well.
Day 12 : Back to Kathmandu
Breakfast at the hotel.Then heading to kathmandu and buy souvineer.Leisure time. Overnight at kathmandu.
Day 13 : Farewell
Leisure time until departure .As per your flight time we will transfer in the airport.