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Mardi Himal Trek

Trip Introduction

Mardi Himal trek is set in the middle of Annapurna Region which is named after Himal called “Mardi” the location is the east of Modi Khola River. It is one of the most interesting trek in the region. Trails to be followed are so typical and The lodges and tea houses are very basic and are home-stay. This of course allows you to experience Nepal at a more basic level and be close to the natural surroundings.

 

Mardi Himal trek is a new path in the Annapurna region and unlike some of the others is not as developed; It allows trekkers to have the best available views of the Annapurna ranges, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri and Mt. Mardi among many others. In the spring time the trail offers amazing flowers and the rhododendron trees give fantastic views and photo opportunities.

 

Mardi Himal trek starts and ends in the second largest and most beautiful city of Pokhara.Pokhara is set around Fewa Lake and has many sightseeing opportunities and is the perfect place to relax and recharge the batteries after many days trekking.

 

Facts Of Trip

Trip GradeModerate

Best Month: March / May ,September / December

Per Day Average  walking : 5  hours

Trek Type: Lodge, Tea House Trekking

Maximum Elevation: 4,500m

Duration : 13 Days

Region:  Annapurna Region

The Route: KTM- Pokhara – Mardi Himal -Pokhara

Mode of Travel: Flight and Ground transportation

 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival In Kathmandu

Welcome to the country of Top of The World! As you arrive in Tribhuvan International Airport, our representatives will receive you and transfer to the hotel and check into the hotel there is time for a cup of tea, shower and then a chance to see the tourist district of Kathmandu by night as we go for dinner before an early night!

 

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing

A day in Kathmandu where we will take you to Swayambhunath which is a Buddhist stupa and Monastery, which is over 2000 years old and one of the oldest in the world. Here is a great chance to see across the valleys, see some monkeys and begin to learn about this fascinating country. The afternoon will be spent getting for the trek and some time to relax and make sure all the kit and packing is complete. Also the first time you can go shopping which in Thamel is an adventure in itself!

 

Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara to Pothana

After you arrive at Pokhara either by air or bus, we visit Pokhara. Lakeside is very famous for boating, restaurants, shopping, cycling and many more. Then, we pass through Kande, Australian Camp (2060m – About one hour), then downhill to Pothana (1950m) and to the village of Deurali. It is a typical village where most of the people are Brahmans.

 

Day 04: Pothana to Forest Camp (2600 M)

We leave this village following the trail through jungle. The jungle is thick but full of fun also you need to be careful with extended roots and high rocks. As you move on the trail goes steeply down and later it gains height and into Forest Camp (2600m) after about 4 hour trekking. Overnight at a lodge.

 

Day 05: Forest Camp to Low Camp [3100 M]

The trail we follow to get to low camp is deep rain tracks i.e. Gullies where our walk should be very attentive and careful. The trail is initially quite steep as we follow the trails to low camp and gets steeper and steeper. After about half hour, we see spectacular Annapurna South high and wide. The path continues through scrub forest, Meadow, deep Valleys and we can see Modi Khola River Valley, Seti river valley and villages leading to Annapurna Sanctuary at around us. It is possible to see all the way back to the Pokhara Valley and Lake Phewa, if the weather is clean and clear. The flora and fauna has turned to classic cloud forest with mosses and lichen. As we climb there are natural windows in the woods that view out onto thrilling and finally we settle at Low camp.

 

Day 06: Low camp to High Camp (3900 M)

The way up from Low Camp to High Camp is very steep and the trail itself is basically a series of deep rain gullies in the forest so we need to be careful with our footing. You will see Hiunchuli Peak and the knife-sharp traverse towards Annapurna South. Far below, we can see Modi Khola Valley leading up into the Annapurna Sanctuary (Left) and magnificent Fishtail at very close. The trek continues and finally we take our shoes off at High Camp.

 

Day 07: High Camp to Mardi Himal Base Camp [4500m] and return to High camp

We will rise early in the morning to start our climb along the narrow Mardi Himal range up to the high viewpoint at 4500 meters. We see beautiful Mardi Himal, Annapurna South, Fishtail mountain looms directly overhead with sunlight splattered all over them which is astonishing. From there we head back to High camp which is quite challenging task and we’ll spend another evening at High camp.

 

Day 08: High Camp to Siding Village (1885m)

We head downward very steep and difficult trails through the forest. The trail continues down  to  Low Camp  and  continues down steeply to the village of Siding which is 500 meters above the river valley. which is typical Gurung village where we will arrive on time  and will explore the real culture  and people. we will stay overnight at Siding Village. 

 

Day 09: Siding Village to Luwang Village (1500m)

After breakfast we leave Siding Village and the trail continues  we gear up crossing valley, several rivers, waterfalls, green hills, village of Ghalel, rice fields, Mardi Khola we arrive and stay at Gurung’s village called Luwang with a very typical hospitable local family.

 

Day 10:Luwang Village to Pokhara (950m)

Before breakfast we visit tea plantation at this village and view of Machhapuchhre at top of valley we return Luwang village for breakfast and passing through Khor Mukh within an hour you’ll be driven to Pokhara and you can enjoy the moments you had at Pokhara. Overnight is at a lakeside hotel.From there we drive back to Pokhara. Overnight stay.

 

Day 11: Pokhara to Kathmandu.

We will get up early and after breakfast head tor the Tourist bus park for back to Kathmandu. In Kathmandu you will be able to spend time relaxing and shopping.

 

Day 12: Kathmandu sighteeing

Today after a leisurely start we will continue the tour of Kathmandu by visiting the largest Buddhist stupa in the world. Boudhanath stupa is a world heritage site and a place which is an amazing place to see Buddhism and understand more about not only the religion but the Nepali culture.A group dinner will be had in the evening to celebrate the end of the trek.

 

Day 13: Depart

Return to the home. Extra days are available at your own cost but we will be happy to arrange this for you.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE

Please be aware that your safety while in Nepal is our number one propriety.  All itineraries are subject to change if there are safety concerns, health concerns of people in the group and/or weather concerns.  This will be decided by the trek leader but we will always discuss the options with the group where possible to ensure peoples wises are taken into account, however the Treks leader decision is final.

Cost Includes

We believe that after a day trekking it is important to have the best available accommodation and food. This is why we use only the best lodges and hotels and allow our customers to choose the food they wish to eat from the menu available.Unlike many other trekking companies our price includes all meals on trek.

 

This price includes the following:

Four nights accommodation in a three star Hotel in Kathmandu  and One night in Pokhara including breakfast. This will be for the two nights before trek and two nights after trek and One night pokhara after trek.

Flight ticket pathmandu to Pokhara  and private jeep to phedi.

Airport taxes.

All accommodation whilst on trek.

You are able to choose any food, any tea and coffee from menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Return transport to the beginning and end of the trek to Kathmandu.

Trekking Permits.

An Annapurna conservation permit is also required for this area.

Trekking leader, guides accommodation and food.

Porter accommodation and wages while on trek.

Trekking Leader, guides and porters insurance.

An English speaking tour guide for Kathmandu sightseeing

Private transportation in Kathmandu including all airport arrivals and departures. This is also for the sightseeing tours.

All government texes and Service Charge.

Medical supplies (Frist aid kit).

Cost Not Includes

Flights to and from Nepal.

Visa to Nepal. (Available when you land).

Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu/Pokhara.

Extra night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu if arrive early or late departure.

Personal expenses( bar bills, coke, beer, bottle of water, phone call, laundry service etc.

All the hotel accommodation or meals in Kathmandu.( in the case return early from trek due to any reason).

Tip for Guides and Porters.

Your travel and rescue insurance.

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    Equipment Check – List

    What clothing and equipment to take is one of the things that people worry the most about!  We can advise you and help you and it does of course depend on the time of year, the area, the altitude and how many days you are trekking/climbing. When you arrive in Kathmandu we will go through all your equipment to ensure that it is correct for your trip. In Thamel (the tourist area of Kathmandu where you will be staying) there is an abundance of shops seeling equipment and clothing so if anything is forgotten it can easily be sourced.It is also possible to hire climbing equipment and also items such as down jackets, and sleeping bags saving you a large purchase.

     

    The following equipment list is suggested and necessary for both camping and tea house  treks. Use this list as a guide line.The basic check list should help you with your packing for any of our trips. Please remember that you  should always try to keep the weight of your clothing equipment down to a minimum. Your packed trek bag,  should weight no more than 15kg. Please remember this is just a check list and you do not necessarily need to bring everything that is listed bellow. 

     

    GENERAL CHECK - LIST

    The following  basic check list should help you with your packing for any of our trips. Please remember that you  should  always try to keep the weight of your clothing equipment down to a minimum. Your packed trek bag,  should weight no more than 15 kilograms. Please remember this is just a check list and you do not necessarily need to bring everything that is listed bellow. Use your own experience and judgment  to make your decision.

    -Light and expedition weight thermal tops.

    -Fleece jacket or pullover.

    -fleece wind –stopper Jacket (optional)

    -Waterproof  sheel jacket (preferably breathable fabric)

    -Lightweight thermal gloves.

    -Underwear (4)

    -Shorts (2)

    -Lightweight cotton long trousers / pants .

    -Light and expedition  weight thermal bottoms.

    -Sun hat or Scarf.

    -Warm fleece hat or light balaclava.

    -T- shirt (2)

    -Thin, light weight (inner socks) (4).

    -Sunglasses with UV protection.

    -Sleeping bag rated to 0 degrees ¾ season

    -Head lamp (eg petzl) Spare bulbs and batteries.

    -Small padlock  to lock trek bag.

    -Basic first aid kit(see First aid medicine bellow)

    -Plastic bags –for keeping items dry inside trek bag.

    -Daypack ( 35 to 40 litters/ 2500 to 3000 cubic inches.)

    -Camping mattress, eg thermarest pad.

    -water bottles.

    -Tolietries.

    -Small wash towel.

    -Footwear appropraite to the trip.

    -Waterproof  shell trousers / pants. (Preferably  berathable fabric)

     

    TREKKING  CHECK LIST

    In addition to the items listed in our general check list you will need to take the following on your trekking trip:

    -Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof sheel  outer.

    -Down vest and/ or jacket (optional).

    -Fleece or wool trousers/ pants.

    -Trekking/ hiking boods with spare laces.

    -Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)

    - Footwear for around camp, eg running shoes and /or sandals.

    -Gaiters (optional).

    -Telescopic trekking/ ski poles (optional)

     

    MOUNTAINERING / CLIMBING CHECK LIST

    In addition to the checklists for general trekking equipment above, and depending  on the trip you have chosen, various items of mountaineering equipment may also be required, eg:

    -Plastic boots and crampons (preferably step – in bindings ) with front points.

    -Mountaineering  Safety harness.

    -Mountaineering  Ice axe(60 to 75 cms long – depending on your height and personal  preference).

    -120 cms (4ft) climbing sling and to locking and unlocking  caravines.

    -Telescopic ski – sticks (optional).

    -Prussik loops .

    -Climbing helmet (optional).

    -Jumer (Ascender & Descender).

    -Pocket Knife.

    -Head lamp.

    -Mattress.

    -Rope and Snow bars.

    -Ice crew.

    -High altimeter.

     

    Most if not all of this equipment will be needed  for any  trip that  crosses steep, snow – covered  ground, or which includes sections  of glacier travel. Our recommendation that you take no more than fifteen kilos of trekking equipment dose not include your plastic boots, ice axe , Crampons ot herness/ carabiners . During the trek, climbing hard wear will be carried separately from your personal trek bag, in group bags untill needed.

     

    EQUIPMENT  RENTAL

    In order to minimize your expense outlay for trekking and climbing equipment you may never use  again, equipmeent rental and buying is possible in Kathmandu. You find them lot cheaper  than you find in europe and in Usa. Shops in Thamel offer a wide range of equipment available for rent and buy. Here is some cost which give you an aidea of the cost to rent in Kathmandu.

    -Sleeping bags.

    -Down Jackets.

    -All purpose mountaineering Ice axe (60 – 70 cms)

    -Ice hummer.

    -Climbing Harness .

    -2 looking Carabiners , Climbing Sling.

    -12 – point Crampons.

    -Plastic Climbing boots.

    -Helmet.

     

    FIRST AID MEDICINE

    -Bandage for Sprains.

    -Plaster/ Band- aids.

    -Iodine or Water filter(optional)

    -Moleskin/ Second skin – for blisters.

    -Antiseptic ointment for cuts.

    -Anti- bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)

    -Aspirin/ paractamol- general painkiller.

    -Oral rehydration salts.

    -Broad – spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxin).

    -Anti  - diarrhea medication (antibiotic).

    -Diarrhea stopper (Imodium – optional).

    -Antibiotic for Giardia or similar microbe or bacteria.

    -Diamox  (Altitude sickness – can be  bought in Kathmandu.

    -Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution).

    - For more details  please see our  staying healthy  topic.

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