Experience trekking to an ‘off the beaten path’ in the quieter parts of the Annapurna region of Nepal with Mardi Himal trek, this 11-day trek guides you through the amazing villages to the least visited trekking peaks in Nepal.
The Mardi Himal trek starts from the beautiful village of Phedileading up to Mardi Himal base camp and finally the high camp. Appreciate the beautiful trails complete with dense forests, interesting villages, valleys, terraced farms, dazzling rivers and the splendid views of the Annapurna, Machhapuchre (Fishtail) and Hiunchuli Mountains while trudging through the less crowded trail.
Another benefit about this trekking route is the trail makes a small circuit up to the base camp of Mardi Himal which means we don’t have to retrace our way back through the same terrain.
This trek in Annapurna region of Nepal is not as difficult and anyone in good shape can easily go through this 11-day trip.
Experience staying in teahouses (lodges), local food, the excellent hill and mountain landscape, the panoramic views of the massive Himalayan mountains including Annapurna, Machhapuchre, Hiunchuli and Mardi Himal within a short duration of time with Mardi Himal trek!
- Mardi Himal Trek is a short and easy trek with a low altitude of 4450 m.
- It is a less touristic area that proffers the spectacular views of Mardi Himal, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and many other Himalayas of Nepal.
- Passes through many camps on the way such as Australian Base Camp, Forest Camp, Low Camp, High Camp along with Mardi Himal Base Camp.
- Mardi Himal Base Camp, Sidhing Village andeLwang are the major attractions of this trek.
Why this trip
Mardi Himal Trekking takes you to the untouched and less crowded nature that is easy and short in comparison to many other trekking routes in Nepal that will amaze you with its beauty of hidden village trails with its unique flora and fauna along the way and proffers you with the wonderful views of alluring Nepal Himalayas including the Annapurna Ranges, Mardi Himal, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre and many others.
- Day 1 ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU
Upon arrival, our representative will be at the airport to greet you and escort you to the hotel. In the evening, we will brief about the itinerary and later we will go for a nice dinner.
Overnight stay at the hotel;
- Day 2 KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING
Kathmandu valley is an ancient city with diverse cultures and traditions. It has a significant part in the history of Nepal. Home to 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, it has been chosen as a cultural and historical site of study and excursions throughout history. We’ll observe some of the UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu throughout the day.
Overnight stay at the hotel;
- Day 3 DRIVE FROM KATHMANDU TO PHEDI AND HIKE UP TO AUSTRALIAN BASE CAMP (2060 M)
We leave Kathmandu early in the morning and head towards Phedi, which is about 1-hour drive from Pokhara. We will pass through lovely towns and villages alongside the Trishuli River. After reaching Pokhara, we soon depart for Phedi from where we start our trek. This will be a short warm-up hike to Australian Base Camp (2060m). This is a lovely place to take rest and enjoy the fantastic view of mountain peaks such as Mt. Machhapuchre, Mt. Mardi, etc.
Overnight at teahouse in Australian base camp;
- Day 4 AUSTRALIAN BASE CAMP TO FOREST CAMP (2600 M)
We wake up early in the morning to catch the glorious sunrise from the Australian Base camp. After the breakfast, we head towards Forest camp via Pothana (1950m), we will descend on the beautifully stone-paved path until Pothana. We will have lunch at Pothana and after leaving Pothana the trail becomes rough and passes through dense forest and we finally we reach Forest camp (2600 m) via Deurali.
Overnight at teahouse in Forest camp;
- Day 5 TREK FROM FOREST CAMP TO HIGH CAMP (3900 M)
From Forest camp, after breakfast, we head towards High Camp (3900 m). First, we will reach Low camp which has beautiful mountain views. Later, after lunch and a few hours of walking through beautiful forests, we will reach High camp. The high camp provides one of the finest views of Mt. Machhapuchhre and Annapurna south along with many other peaks. Next, we go to the view tower which provides a full view of snowcapped mountains and villages.
Overnight at High Camp;
- Day 6 HIKE UP TO MARDI BASE CAMP (4500 M)
We pack our lunch and head towards Mardi Base Camp (4500 m) soon after our breakfast. We walk to Mardi Base Camp where rewarding sceneries are waiting for us.
We hike back to High Camp to spend the night;
- Day 7 TREK FROM HIGH CAMP TO SIDDING (1700 M)
After the glorious sunrise, we will leave behind High Camp and descend towards Siding. We pass through lush forests of Rhododendron and other vegetation and after the long but easy descent, we will reach Siding (1700 m).
Overnight at Siding;
- Day 8 TREK FROM SIDDING TO LAWANG (1530M)
After a warm breakfast in Sidding, we will resume our walk towards the traditional village Lawang (1530m) which will take us 5 hrs of a walk along a beautiful trail. We pass through the small traditional village of Ghalel. After lunch at Ghalel, we resume walking all the way to Lawang.
Overnight stay at Lawang;
- Day 9 TREK FROM LAWANG TO POKHARA (850M)
After a brief walk of about an hour, we will reach at the bus stop. We will take jeep or bus and head towards the beautiful city of lakes Pokhara. Pokhara is a touristic city overflowing with wide varieties of activities to choose from. The nightlife in the lakeside of the city is very famous for amongst visitors.
Overnight at Pokhara;
- Day 10 DRIVE FROM POKHARA TO KATHMANDU
After 6-7 hours’ drive, we will reach the heart of the country where the necessary preparation for the departure day will be carried out. Overnight stay at hotel;
Optional: This is a day for you and therefore you can explore the shops and spas of the city or join the evening worship at Pashupatinath Temple which is a divine spiritual experience. If time is sufficient, we will be preparing a small farewell get-together.
- Day 11 DEPARTURE
Depending on your flight time you will be transferred to the airport. The airport check-in is 3 hours prior to the departure time and the hotel checkout time is usually 12 P.M.
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