Annapurna Foot Hills Treks and Expedition
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Mardi Himal Trekking

Mardi Himal TrekkingThis Himal has a triangular shape and its summit forms the western lower slope of mount Machhapuchhre. The mountain possesses two peaks and thus, it is named Machhapuchhre, which in English means ‘Fish Tail’. It is situated in the southern high point of the Annapurna Massif and its great skyline can be seen even from Phewa Lake in Pokhara.

We can enjoy the stunning views of majestic mountains in the central Himalayan.

We descend through the forest and follow the route which is steep and goes down towards the upper Mardi Khola. The white water of Mardi Khola is formed by the ice and snow of Mardi himal. This trek is not often used as a trekking route for it is quite remote too. This expedition takes us through the warm valley and friendly villages. The trail passes through the farm and over bridges.

Highlight sights of Mardi Himal Trekking:

Annapurna I- 8091m. Annapurna II-7937m.Annapurna III-7855m, Annapurna IV- 7525m, Annapurna South 7819m, Varaha Shikhar 7847m, Himchuli 6441m,Dhaulagiri 1- 8163m, Dhaulagiri II- 7751m, Nilgiri 6940m, Thapa Peak 6015m, Tukche Peak 6920m, Machhapuchhre 6993m, Mardi Himal 5588m. Singu Chuli 6500m, Tharpu Chuli 5663m. Gangapurna 7483m, Lamjung Himal 6931m, more

Facts of Mardi Himal Trekking:

Country Nepal
Trekking Destinatin: Mardi Himal Trekking
Trekking Starts in: Mardi Pul
Trekking Ends in: Ghachok
Trip Duration: 15 Days
Activities: Trekking & Walking, Cultural Tours & Sightseeing
Culture: Gurung and Magar culture
Transportation: Private vehicle as per itinerary | Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu by bus,
Accommodation: 4 Night in Kathmandu, 3 Night in Pokhara, 8 Nights in trekking lodge.
Trekking grade: Challenge
Max. Altitude: 4100m
Best season in Nepal: Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct & Nov
Mode of Trekking: Camping
Group Size: Min 02 PAX, Max 12 PAX

Detail Itinerary for Mardi Himal Trekking

Days Day to Day Activities
01 Arrival in Kathmandu
Flying to Kathmandu along the northern border of Nepal on a clear day is in itself an exciting and memorable experience. As you fly, the panoramic view of snow-capped Annapurna mountain range greets your sight. After the completion of Visa formalities, you have to come downstairs to collect Luggage and proceed to outside from terminal Building. Please look at your Printed Name and Our Company Signboard Annapurna Foothills Treks & Exp and follow them. Meet our representative and then you will be transferred to hotel. You will be served free welcome drinks, tea or coffee or juice at the time of check in.
The Managing Director or The Manager of company will meet you in hotel and will brief about the trip. You should clear your dues before we proceed for the trip. You are free to relax or explore around the city in the very first day.
02 Sight seeing Kathmandu
After the breakfast in the morning, our city guide will come to the hotel with vehicles and then we leave hotel to visit Kathmandu Darbar Square, the house of living Goddess Kumari, the ferocious Kal Bhairab, The Red Monkey God and hundreds of erotic carvings. Swayambhunath is the worlds most glorious Buddhist Chaityas.It is said to be 2000 years old.
Boudhanath is a huge Buddhist stupa located about 7 km east of Thamel. It stands on a massive mandala style platform and has features similar to the Swayambhunath, though it is bigger than Swayambhunath in size. It is said that this stupa was built during the 5th Century. Every year, Thousands of pilgrims from Nepal and neighboring countries visit Boudhanath, particularly in winter and Pashupatinath temple. Pashupatinath temple is one of the biggest Hindu temples.
03 Kathmandu to Pokhara
Early in the morning, transfer to pokhara bus station & drive seven hours to Pokhara, check in at hotel and evening Phew lake exploration.
04 Pokhara and Trek to Mardi Pul [1,050m]
This trek begins through the busy trail to Hyenja pass through the periphery of Pokhara and the water irrigation project. This trail is busy trading route. The trail divides as we arrive at original Tibetan refugee camp. We go towards the right side route and it leads us to north across the paddy field. This trail passes along the west bank of the Seti Khola. The trail further drops down at the river.
05 Mardi Pul to Odane Hill [2,510m]
After leaving Mardi pul, the trail goes along the east bank of the Mardi upstream and come across the Gurung village. The trail further leads to the route which then becomes steeper. The trail again divides as we move forward. We take right hand fork and it leads past cow sheds. The trail is steep till now but it develops more steeper. Then the trail passes through the Bamboo forest. The rhododendrons are seen on the trail.
Despite the steepness of the route, the ridgeline path offers ever-increasing views of the surrounding country. The path passes through a small clearing, Lalghar Kharka, and continues along a faint track to another clearing marking a high point on the ridge, which is Odane Hill.
06 Odane Hill to Kumai [3,049m]
The trek continues along the ridge line. You need to be careful of the false trails that can lead you off track. You are rewarded with the cool mountain air and stunning panorama there. The Annapurna I is on the west side, towering above Annapurna south [7,273m] and Hiunchuli [6,336m], the western bastion guarding the entrance to the Annapurna Sanctuary. You can see spectacular view of mountains such as Annapurna II [7,937m], Annapurna IV [7,525m] and Lamjung Himal [6.986m], like the bulk of a sleeping elephant. You can also see stunning views of Manaslu [8,156m], Peak 29 [7,835m] and Himalchuli [7,540m beyond Marsyangdi. Given that the distant summit snows of Dhaulagiri [8,167m] can also be seen, three of the world’s highest mountains are on view along this trek. Today, we trek for seven hours.
07 Kumai to Khorchon [3,568 m]
Leaving Kumai, you continue climbing steeply along the ridgeline to grazing pastures called Khorchon at around 3,568 meters. Today’s trek is quite steep and relatively short.
08 Khorchon to Base Camp [4,100m]
This trail now goes across the ridgeline to plateau below the south face of the Mardi Himal and south west ridge of the Machhapuchhre. This is also known as the other sanctuary. We continue the trek to reach at the base camp at an altitude of 4100m.
09 Climb to the Summit of Mardi Himal [5,555 m] and Return to Base Camp [4,100m]
You can catch the splendid view of the mountains such as Hiunchuli (6441m.), Annapurna South (7229m.), Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna III (7555m.), Gangapurna (7454m.) and Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.).
10 Mardi Himal Base Camp to Kumai [3,049m]
After leaving the base camp, we descend through the grazing land named Khorchon and follow the same trail back to Kumai.
11 Kumai to Ghachok [1,067m]
Today, we descend from Kumai which is relatively hard for weary knees, as much of the altitude gained is lost on the return to the valley. Descending on the ascent route, we reach Odane Hill. Just before the high point , a small track goes left down the east flank of the ridge, dropping steeply to grazing country and a good lunch spot at Hile. Later, the trail further descends more steeply to the prosperous farming village of Ghachok , in the valley of the Seti River . Today we descend for nearly eight hours o reach Ghachok.
12 Ghachok to Pokhara
Today is the last part of our trek, as we continue along the direct route crossing the Seti to the east bank and follow the main trail south. Descending down the east bank of the Seti, we finally reach Pokhara in about five hours. Once we reach in Pokhara, we can relax amidst the stunning natural beauty of the city.
13 Pokhara: city tours.
Your sightseeing trip will start at 9AM in the morning after breakfast. Places we visit are Fewa Lake , Devis water fall, Museum, and Gupteshower cave. You will have relaxing afternoon. Overnight stay at hotel with breakfast included. .Pokhara: city tours. Your sightseeing trip will start at 9AM in the morning after breakfast. Places we visit are Fewa Lake , Devis water fall, Museum, and Gupteshower cave. You will have relaxing afternoon. Overnight stay at hotel with breakfast included. .
14 Drive back to Kathmandu: (1345 meters)
Overnight stay at the hotel in Kathmandu . If you are interested in continuing on to Chitwan Jungle Safari, River Rafting Adventure or any other tours you can start today.
15 Sight seeing in Kathmandu
After breakfast, our city guide reaches in Hotel with Vehicles, then we drive to Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Bhaktapur is one of the oldest cities in Kathmandu valley. It is well known as Living Museum. Old brick paved enclave of old Royal palace, Nyathapola Temple, Datatriya temple, exquisite artwork offers a picture of the grandeur of medieval Nepal. And Patan is located 7 km away from Kathmandu, this city has many 15th to 17th century, Hindu and Buddhist, monuments built during the Malla dynasty. The most important area with many monuments is the Patan Durbar Square. (Culture program) Over night stay at Hotel.
16 Depart Kathmandu:
Our Nepalese support team will take you to the airport for your flight back to home. (Or stay longer for short tours such as game drive at National parks, rafting, Tibet tours, mountain biking etc).

Mardi Himal Trekking Service Includes

  1. Transportation from airport-hotel-airport
  2. 4 nights stay in hotel on B/B plan.( hotel category are of four stars) or according the program (Click for Hotel)
  3. Meals prepared by our cook
  4. Foam mattresses
  5. Sleeping bag
  6. Sleeping tents, dining tent & toilet tent
  7. Wages Sherpa's, porters, cook and sirdar
  8. Insurance's Sherpa's, porters, cook and sirdar
  9. All transportation mention above the program, costs of staff, equipment and food
  10. All trek permits, park fees and local taxes. Trek Permit & Any required permits or Official Documentation
  11. Table and chair
  12. Round trip land Transporation ( Hotel – Bus Park – Hotel ) by Car / Van / Hiace and tourist bus
  13. Transportation Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathamndu by Bus

Mardi Himal Trekking Service Excludes

  1. International roundtrip Airfare
  2. Nepal visa fee: US$ 30
  3. Travel & Health Insurance- Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance (Most recommended).
  4. Any meals ( Lunch & Dinner) in kathmandu – keep $ 8 to 12 per meal in Tourist Restaurant.
  5. Any Alcoholic Drinks, Cold Drinks, & Mineral Water, Beverages,
  6. Tips for guide, Cook, Sherpa and Porters Yak men and Donkey men ( mandatory)
  7. Any Other Cost, which is not mentioned in Cost Includes Items as above
  8. Unforeseen Cost such as Flight Cancellation or Delayed, Sick in Trek, and Helicopter rescue in Trek, Cost due to bad weather etc which is out of our control
  9. Guided sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley with all applicable entrance fees as per our itinerary. (Click for tour in Kathamndu).

Client Testimonials

Namadste!
While doing trek in the khumbu region, we will witness the different views of mountains such as Kwangde, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, the "horse saddle" of Kanteiga and of course the summit of Everest itself. We take a short rest for a while and it allows us little time for acclimatization. Here, you prepare yourself to explore the ascent of kalapatthar which is an altitude of 5545m. While climbing down from Lobuche, you will see some glacial moraine until the peak comes into view. Finally, you will be witnessing the north face of Mt. Everest . We return through a different route through Panboche to Lukla. We catch a flight for Kathmandu from Lukla.
micke, USA

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