Mardi Himal trekking

Mardi Himal trekking

Mardi Himal trekking is one of the bitten Eco-tourism based trekking destination in Annapurna Himalaya region. Mardi Himal trekking offer beautiful Himalayan views of whole Annapurna Himalayan range , beautiful valley, mixed Nepalese culture follow through Annapurna trekking trails. We Himalaya Journey Trekking arrange both options Mardi Himal trip : just Mardi Himal base camp trekking or Mardi Himal climbing trip . Mardi Himal is the name given to the feature of the long rising ridge and its summit that from the south-westerly lower slope of Mount Machhapuchhare, the famous triangular skyline that is seen from the Phewa Lake at Pokhara. Mardi Himal is located in the east of the Modi Khola, across the valley from Hiunchuli. It is separated from Machhapuchhre ridge by a col. and usual route of ascent reaches this col (about 5,200m. /17,060 ft.) and reaches the summit via a route on its east flank. The climb begins by heading steeply towards the col on the connecting ridge between Mardi Himal and Machhapuchhre. The first ascent to the Mardi Himal in 1961. The first route was via the East Flank and it is the only used so far. Only camping / tented trekking is possible in relevant areas.

    Mardi Himal trekking begins at Phedi after an hour drive from Pokhara. We ascend through Hindu villages and pristine oak and rhododendron forest to alpine campsite that afford close up dramatic scenery of sacred Mt. Machapuchare, Mardi Himal and Annapurna. Himalaya Journey Trekking guide led through the beautiful valley of Dhampus Pothana Deurarli Kokar , Low camp and finally reach at Mardi Himal high camp. If trekkers / mountaineers prefer to Mardi Himal climbing , next morning HJT climbing guide will take to you Mardi Himal summit or If only Mardi Himal trekking , trail continue descend siding village saidi Ghata Hyanga then drive back to Pokhara Mardi Himal trekking is non tourist trekking trail in Annapurna region. From pokhara by overland journey or by flight back to Kathmandu or travelers can extend their journey to Chitwan National park for Chitwan Jungle safari tour. Autumn & spring is best time trekking in Mardi Himal but we Himalaya Journey Trekking arrange around the year as per travellers wish and holiday schedule. 

Mardi Himal trekking  itinerary:

Mardi Himal trekking itinerary - option I.


Day 01:
Arrival in kathmandu 1334m, transfer to hotel , Mardi Himal trekking briefing with officially arrangements. overnight at kathmandu hotel. .

Day 02: Katmandu by bus or flight to pokhara 915m. drive approximatley 5-6 hours and by flight 35 minutes only. overnight at pokhara.

Day 03: Pokhara drive to Phedi (900m) drive approximatley 1 hours then trek to  Pothana. (1970m/5 hours.)

Day 04: Pothana to Forest Camp. (2550m/ 7 hours.)

Day 05: Forest Camp to High Camp. (4100m/ 6 hours.)

Day 06: High Camp, trek to Base Camp.

Day 07: High Camp to Siding Village. (1280m/ 7 hours.)

Day 08: Siding Village to Pokhara. (850m/2.5 hours trek and 1 hour drive.)

Day 09: Pokhara by bus or flight back to pokhara

Day 10: After breakfast, our tour guide will take to for historical monuments sightseeing in kathmandu valley such as Boudhhanath: visit Bodhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa than visit Pashupatinath temple : the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here you see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. Kathmandu durbar square: you will enjoy with different Hindus Temple , Goddes Kumari, legend of kathmadu valley and in the evening farewell dinner in Nepalese Restaurant, overnight at kathmandu in Hotel.

Day 11: After breakfast, Relaxing/shopping with own activities , Himalaya Journey Treks & Expedition's representative will drop to Kathmandu international airport for onward journeys or if you have time to stay in Nepal will arrange any other trip such as Chitwan Junlge safari tour, Lumbini tour, Chitwan jungle safari tour , river rafting etc.

Mardi Himal climbing  itinerary - option I.

Day 01: Arrival in kathmandu 1334m, transfer to hotel , Mardi Himal trekking briefing with officially arrangements. overnight at kathmandu hotel. .

Day 03: Pokhara drive to Phedi (900m) drive approximatley 1 hours then trek to  Pothana. (1970m/5 hours.)

Day 04: Pothana to Forest Camp. (2550m/ 7 hours.)

Day 05: Forest Camp to High Camp. (4100m/ 6 hours.)

Day 06: High Camp, trek to Base Camp.

Day 07: High camp to trek to  camp I (4467m) 4-5 hours 

Day 08: Early in the morning Himalaya Journey Treks & Expedition's  climbing guide take to you from Camp I to Mardi Himal summit (5588m)  and overnight at Low camp

Day 09: Low camp to Saidhi Ghhata

Day 10: Saidhi Ghhata to Pokhara

Day 11: Pokhara by bus or flight back to pokhara

Day 12: After breakfast, our tour guide will take to for historical monuments sightseeing in kathmandu valley such as Boudhhanath: visit Bodhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa than visit Pashupatinath temple : the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here you see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. Kathmandu durbar square: you will enjoy with different Hindus Temple , Goddes Kumari, legend of kathmadu valley and in the evening farewell dinner in Nepalese Restaurant, overnight at kathmandu in Hotel.

Day 13: After breakfast, Relaxing/shopping with own activities , Himalaya Journey Treks & Expedition's representative will drop to Kathmandu international airport for onward journeys or if you have time to stay in Nepal will arrange any other trip such as Chitwan Junlge safari tour, Lumbini tour, Chitwan jungle safari tour , river rafting etc.

Trip Cost: USD $1075 /1565 Per person

Service includes:-

  • Airport pick up and transfer to hotel.
  • Two  night accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis ( 3 star category hotel) on twin sharing as mentioned in itinerary
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Government license holder trekking Guide
  • Kathmandu pokhara overland transportation by tourist bus as mentioned in itinerary 
  • One night hotel accomodation in pokhara on BB basis( 3 star catagory hotel) as mentioned in itinerary 
  • Pokhara to Phedi overland transportation by private vehicle as mentioned in itinerary 
  • Required trekking porter/sherpa who will carry your bag pack during the trekking ( two person will get one trekking porter ( 1 porter carry 30 kg as per rule and regulation of Nepal workers Union 
  •  One experienced trekking cook entire the trip 
  •  one trekking kitchen boy entire the trip 
  •  Trekking accommodation in tented / camp entire the trekking as mentioned in itinerary
  • Full board meal (veg. / non veg.) prepared by our expert cook who will prepare food entire the trekking/peak climbing ( Nepalese, Chinese , Indian, American , Tibetan dishes) during the camping trekking
  •  Required staff such as kitchen boy, dish washer entire the trip
  •  Kitchen equipments , trekking equipments and tents (two men tent, kitchen tents, etc),mattress during the tented accommodation as mentioned in itinerary 
  • Three time meal Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast during the trekking.
  •  Desert/fruit after having dinner as company provided 
  • Annapurna  conservation area project fee ( ACAP  permit) 
  •  Trekkers Information Managements system ( TIMS Card).
  • Mardi Himal climbing permit 
  • Saidi ghatta   to pokhara  overland transportation by private vehicle as mentioned in itinerary 
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu overland transportation by tourist bus as mentioned in itinerary 
  • Kathmandu valley guided sightseeing tour as mentioned in itinerary
  • Kathmandu valley tour with private vehicle as mentioned in itinerary 
  • All program as mentioned in itinerary
  • Overland transportation
  • Trekking guide both way flight ticket
  • Insurance for Nepalese staff. ( Trekking guide,  and porters)
  • Guide and porter fares and taxes.Government Tax and office service charge.
  • Airport drop

Service Excludes:-

  • Lunch & Dinner during Kathmandu stay
  • International flight ticket
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 40 (duration 60 days from date of issue)- you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu.
  • Disembarkation Airport Tax in Nepal -  approx. US$ 24. al equipments
  • High risk medical insurance
  • Entrance fees while sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley.
  • Alcoholic beverage and telephone calls
  • Hot drinks, Soft drinks such as cola, mineral water
  • Nepal Visa Fee
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if needed
  • Purely personal nature expenses
  • Tipping /Tips(Tipping is Expected).

Nepal Trekking Equipments

  • Trekking Bag pack.
  • Trekking day bag.( Small handbag)
  • Trekking shoes.
  • Sports shoes or sandal.
  • Trekking stick.
  • Trekking Hat, cat
  • Trekking woollen cap.
  • Trekking jacket Gore tax/ flees jacket.
  • Pullover or warm sweeter.
  • Raincoat.
  • 4/5 pairs of good qualities shock .
  • Hand gloves.
  • 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers
  • 3/4 pairs of Trekking shirts .
  • 3/4 pairs of Underwear
  • Eye glass
  • Water bottle.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Flash or Torch light.
  • Camera and batteries.
  • Sun cream.

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