|Transportaion||Private Vehicle, Tourist Bus|
|Accomodations||Hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara, Local Lodge during trek|
|Best Seasons||Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November)|
|Activities||Trekking & Hiking|
|Meals||All meals during trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)|
Mardi himal trek is relatively less known but one of the best places to trek in the Annapurna region. Located south of the most popular trekking route, the Annapurna Base camp trek the Mardi himal trekking route is very less explored. The trek offers beautiful and fascinating experience despite the rough and rugged trails. Mardi himal trek was opened for trekking in 2012. It is comparatively recent and newest trekking route in the Annapurna region. This is an ideal trek for those trekkers who love quieter places and to be surrounded by nature. There are fewer crowds of trekkers in the trails even in the favorable seasons. Walking under tree shades and the birds crippling adds to the uniqueness of the trek than others trekking trails in the region.
You’ll appreciate the solitary trails through lush green forest, captivating village and village lifestyle, terraced farmlands in the hills, valleys in the hills and Himalayas, roaring rivers and the mesmerizing views of the majestic Annapurna, Macchapuchre, Hiuchuli, Manaslu and Dhaulagiri ranges. You’ll get to witness the typical gurung and magar traditions and cultures in the villages.
The “Off the beat trek” begins with a drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and to Phedi from Pokhara. Phedi is the place where we hit the trails with our feet. The trail goes via the village of Dhampus, Deurali, other little villages and lush rhododendron forest offering magnificent views of Annapurna ranges, Hiuchuli, Macchapuchre, Dhaulagiri peaks to reach high camp of Mardi himal at 3540 meters above the sea level. From high camp, we’ll descend down to the village of Sidhing and Lumre and then drive back to Pokhara.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu, Transfer to
Day 02: Drive to pokhara (6-7 hours Drive).
Day 03: Drive to Phedi and trek to Deurali(45min Drive, 4-5 hours Trek). (2100m/6720ft).
Day 04: Deurali to Forest camp (2520m/8064ft): 6-7hours Trek.
Day 05: Forest camp to High camp (3540m/13600ft): 5-6 hours.
Day 06: High camp to upper viewpoint (4250m/13600ft), return back to low camp: 5-6 hours.
Day 07: Trek to Sidhing village (1700m/5440ft):6-7 hours.
Day 08: Trek to Lumre, Drive to Pokhara : 2-3hrs trek and 2 hours drive.
Day 09: Pokhara - Kathmandu 6 hour
Day 10: Departure from Kathmandu.
- Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- Lightweight cotton long pants/ Hiking shorts
- Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
- Thin, lightweight inner socks
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks
- Hiking boots with spare laces
- Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
- Fleece jacket or pullover
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
- Down vest and/or jacket *
- Lightweight gloves
- Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F *
- Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries
- Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
- Basic First Aid Kit
- Large plastic bags for keeping items dry inside trek bag
- Trekking Poles *
- Water bottles
- Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
Toiletries (it’s up to your comfort label):
- 1 medium sized quick drying towel
- Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
- Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
- Nail clippers
- Face and body moisturizer
- Feminine hygiene products
- Small mirror
Personal Hygiene (it’s up to your comfort label):
- Wet wipes (baby wipes)
- Tissue /toilet roll
- Anti bacterial hands wash
- Diamox (Drugs for altitude sickness if incase)
- Water purified pills
Extras/Luxuries (it’s up to your comfort label)
- Binoculars (optional)
- Reading book
- Journal & Pen
- Pencils and small notebooks
- Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
Which Season is best for this trekking?
Normally, Mardi Himal trekking in Nepal can be done in any time of the year. However February, March, April (spring) and September, October and November (autumn) is the biggest season for this trekking. In this month the weather is clean and chance to see amazing view of Mountain peak. Most of the day is sunny gets more warm and easy for walking. While walking we see the different types of flower and fauna. While in winter (December-January-February) season most of the trekking roots are covered by Snow and have maximum cold. The view will totally covered by fogs and snow however travelers come for enjoying with snow. Whereas, Monsoon season (June-July-August) is unfavorable time for trekking. At the time there will be heavy rain. So, it will be difficult time of trekking and less chance of Mountain View.
What kinds of accommodation we get during this trip?
We provide 3-Star Hotel “Hotel BlissInternational or similar category hotel” in Kathmandu which is in the peaceful street on the edge of Thamel. Whereas “Hotel Crystal Palace or similar category hotel” in Pokhara nearby Phewa Lake. We provide basic Tea-houses or Local lodge during trekking. All accommodation is in (Twin share basis) for, single supplementary charge ($175) extra.
What sort of meals we get during this trip?
We provide Buffet Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara which is included in the cost. During trekking we provide three meals per day (i.e. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner per day) from the selected menu as per available in lodge and tea house. Food during trek is not so well decorated as Kathmandu and Pokhara however; most of the food is prepared by their local people in their field. The food is organic, delicious and quite healthy.
How fit should be trekker for this trekking?
Mardi Himal Trekking trekking is the modest trekking of Annapurna Region so it can be done by any age groups who have good and fit health. It doesn’t does not required any experience before trekking. We do not recommending travelers who are suffering from blood pressure or any disease or medical situation before one year. We highly recommend to conceding with doctor before their trekking.
Copyrights © 2021 Walkmountain Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved / Developed By : Nextmorse Technologies Pvt. Ltd.