MARDI HIMAL TREKKING HIGHLIGHTS:
Mardi Himal Trekking is one of the short and beautiful trek suitable for beginners to moderate trekkers including families of minors. This region offers some fantastic views of Annapurna, Mardi, and Machhapuchhre Himalayas throughout the trail. More than that green forests, commercially unspoiled typical villages, Himalayan birds, wild and domesticated animals, Yak herder’s traditional huts, distant views of the horizon and smiling local people are always around you. Mardi Himal Trek takes you via some of the interesting villages and will give you chances to experience how people live in the remote areas of Nepal. You will also have chances to witness the actual trails that are used for daily use by the people in the Himalayas.
Trip Duration: 7 nights 8 days trek
Max Altitude: 4500
Transport: Private Vehicle & Local bus
Accommodation: Tea Houses and Hotels
Group Size: For individuals, friends & family members. All our treks are private.
Meals: All included
Why to do Mardi Himal Trek?
- Quick ascend
- Less crowded
- Full of nature and great scenery
- Combine with home stay
DAY 1: DRIVE TO KANDE AND TREK TO PITAM DEURALI (2,100 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 a panoramic view of the Annapurna range and Pokhara valley. The trail further winds through the rhododendron forest to the mountain pass called ‘Pitam Deurali’. Pitam Deurali is overlooking 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 the beautiful morning with breakfast in the ridge-top village of Pitam Deurali, we head off the main Annapurna trekking trail and follow the forested ridge to Forest camp. The day’s walk in the rhododendron forest is beautiful with gradual uphill.
DAY 3: TREK TO LOW CAMP (3 Hrs / 2,970 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.
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 few lodges. Here you find yourself above the clouds and closer to snowcapped peaks.
DAY 5: EXPLORE MARDI HIMAL BASE CAMP (7 Hrs / 4,500 m)
The day trip is more difficult than other days with steep climb and longer walk. Trail becomes more vertiginous at some points with uneven and steep rocky steps. The first steep climb will take about 2 hrs to the ridge top which is marked as MBC (Mardi Himal Base Camp). However the real base camp will take about another 2 hrs along the ridge. The view is amazing all along the ridge. While Mardi Himal and Mt Fishtail appear right above us, view of Annapurna I, Gangapurna and Annapurna III also appears at a distance.
DAY 6: TREK BACK TO FOREST CAMP (4 hrs)
Even though the scenery is stationary, season and sunlight makes it different and interesting. Spend another morning watching the change that the sunrays bring. Walk down to forest camp after breakfast.
DAY 7: WALK DOWN TO LWANG GHALEL VILLAGE (4 Hrs / 1,500 m)
The trail climbs down steeply through rhododendron and Maple forest to the permanent settlements closer to valley basin. Lwang is a self sufficient Gurung village with rich culture and happy people. The village is the best place to watch Nepalese countryside lifestyle and enjoy the organic food. The village farmers also grow organic tea in 50 hectors of land. Farmers offer homestay accommodation. The waterfall in the outskirt of the village offers one of the most exciting canyoning adventures.
DAY 8: BACK TO POKHARA
down to the Mardi River basin and drive back to Pokhara. It will take about 1 ½ hrs to get to Pokhara in a 4WD. The first 1 hr is drive on the dirt road.
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- 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)
No alcoholic and soft drinks
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