Annapurna Region is popular for many trekking routes like Annapurna Base camp , the circuit, gorepani poon hill trek , panchase etc but Mardi Himal trekking is just officially opened for the tourist in 2012 and still pristine. This trek is a good alternative to escape away from the crowded treks of Annapurna Region. Mardi Himal trek is a hidden Gem only few of the tourist have visited it which is situated just east of the Annapurna Base Camp trek. Mardi Himal trek offer amazing view of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchre and Manaslu ranges.
The trail goes along small winding paths, through magical rhododendron forests until you climb out of the forest at an elevation around 3,300 m. The landscape changes quite abruptly into a rugged high mountain landscape, with amazing views of Mardi Himal, Machapuchre, Annapurna South and Hiunchuli. The Trek can be started from Fedi , Kande or Nayapul regarding your trip days.
There are simple Guest houses along the trial but will be enough for the overnight stay serving you organic vegetables and a good food.
Day 1 : Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport ( kathmandu ) Transfer to Hotel.
Day 2 : Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley (Pashupatinath/ Bouddhanath/ Swyambhunath)
Day 3 : Flight to pokhara-drive kande- trek Pitam(deurali) 2100m 3hrs
Day 4 : Deurali - Forest camp (2550 m ) 4-5 hrs
Day 5 : Forest Camp - Low Camp (2990 m) 4 hrs
Day 6 : Low Camp - High camp (3580 m) 3-4 hrs
Day 7 : Day Hike to Mardi Himal Base camp (4500 m) - return High Camp (3580 m) 4-5 hrs
Day 8 : High Camp - Sidhing (1850 m) 5 hrs
Day 9 : Siding - Lumre 3 hrs - Drive to pokhara
Day10 : Back kathmandu
THE COST INCLUDES:
- All arrival and departure transport
- Kathmandu city tour with guide and car
- 3 nights accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
- 10 days complete package trekking with guide and porter
- All land transport on buses
THE PRICE WILL NOT INCLUDE:
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- Nature of personnel expenses
- Nepal visa
- Bar and beverage bills
- Personnel clothing
- Travel insurance and
- Tips (tips are expected) but it is not mandatory