Mardi Himal Short Trek (5 nights / 6 days)

TRIP OVERVIEW:

Trip Duration: 5 nights 6 days trek
Max Altitude: 5587
Start: Pokhara
End: Pokhara
Difficulty: moderate
Transport: Private Vehicle & Local bus
Accommodation: Tea Houses
Group Size: For individuals, friends & family members. All our treks are private.
Meals: All included

Why to do Mardi Himal Trek?

  • Quick ascend
  • Wilderness
  • Permitive
  • Less crowded
  • Full of nature and great scenery
  • Combine with home stay
  • Privacy

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ITINERARY:

DAY 1: DRIVE TO KANDE AND TREK TO DEURALI (2,232 m)
After breakfast, drive for about 40 mins to Kande on Pokhara Baglung highway. The trail climbs for about 1 ½ hrs to the ridge at 2,060 m. The clearing in the forest with lodge settlement is known as ‘Australian camp’. The place is scenic with the panoramic view of Annapurna range and Pokhara valley. The trail further winds through the rhododendron forest to the mountain pass called ‘Deurali’. Deurali is overlooking into the Modi Khola valley wedged between Annapurna South and Mardi Himal / Mt Fishtail.

DAY 2: TREK TO FOREST CAMP (2,600 m / 5 hrs)
After spending beautiful morning in the ridge top village of Deurali, we head off the main Annapurna trekking trail and follow the forested ridge to Forest camp. Since this is new trekking destination, there are no teahouses along the way and we need to carry pack lunch and sufficient water. The day’s walk in the rhododendron forest is beautiful with gradual uphill.

DAY 3: TREK TO LOW CAMP (3 Hrs / 2,950 m)
The trail gradually climbs through the rhododendron forest following the ridge. Low camp has got couple of tea houses in the clearing of the forest. The view of Mt Fishtail and Mardi Himal appears much closer. You find yourself closer to clear blue sky with view of layers of Himalayan foothills and sweeping valley towards south. Note: You can trek 1 more hr to Badal Danda (Cloud Hill) above the tree line in consent of guide for better view. There is only one lodge in Badal Danda.

DAY 4: SHORT WALK TO HIGH CAMP (3 HRS / 3,550 m)
The trail further climbs along the ridge towards Mardi Himal and Mt Fishtail. From Badal Danda, we leave the tree line and arrive in shrubby alpine zone. Snowcapped peaks of Annapurna South, Huinchuli and Fishtail looms in a distance above deep valley on the either side. High camp is a small pasture after the climb with 3 lodges. Here you find yourself above the clouds and closer to snowcapped peaks.

DAY 5: High camp to back to low camp.

DAY 6: BACK TO POKHARA from low camp.

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INCLUDES:

  • Trekking permits
  • Trekking guide
  • Food (meals include only the main course and tea/coffee. It doesn’t include starters or dessert).
  • Private lodgings
  • Water purification tablets
  • Transportation (pick up and drop services from your hotel)

 

EXCLUDES:

No alcoholic and soft drinks
No Porter

RECOMMENDED GEAR:

1) Trekking Bag (35L to 50L Maximum)
2) One pair of trousers
3) One pair of shorts / half pants
4) Hat or Cap to block strong sunlight
5) Two T-shirts
6) Medium size quick drying towel
7) Few under wears
8) One thick coat/jacket
9) Trekking boots
10) 2 pairs of socks
11) 1 pair of sandals
12) Water bottle
13) Trekking poles (I have 2 poles)
14) Sunblock cream, face and body moisturiser
15) Sunblock spectacle
16) Basic First Aid Kit
17) Tissue paper, wet wipes, and toiletry
18) Feminine hygiene products
19) Anti bacterial hand wash.
20) Toothbrush and toothpaste
21) Flashlight

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