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Mardi Himal Trek- 11 Days

Trip Introduction

Mardi Himal Trek:
Mardi Himal trek presents an overwhelming and picturesque adventure to Mardi Himal. You will be completely soaked with the views of; snowcapped peaks, green rolling hills, and walking into a pristine forest of lovely rhododendron-magnolia-pines and oak tree lines.
Mardi Himal Trek; where you will be walking on high ridges with constant grandeur views of Annapurna Himalaya and Dhaulagiri towards the west and Manaslu Mountain rage in the east with the towering south face of Mt. Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail) and Mardi Himal trekking in Himalaya.
Mardi Himal Trek is a moderate to adventurous trip without the problem of getting AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), where our itinerary days are flexible with ample time to get acclimatize and to enjoy the surrounding views, as the walk progress on the high ridges towards Mardi Himal located beneath towering Mt. Machhapuchhare, the forbidden mountain which is one of the unclimbed peaks so far.
Our Mardi Himal adventure starts from the Himalayan capital Kathmandu with a scenic overland drive to reach the famed and popular touristic spot at Pokhara, blessed with natural beauty where Annapurna Mountains reflect on its serene Phewa and Begnas lakes.
From Pokhara where our real adventure begins walking along the high ridges of Annapurna area hills past traditional Gurung people farm villages of Buddhist culture and then entering into pristine woodland where in spring and summer this whole area turns into a natural garden when wildflowers are in full bloom.
Finally, our walk leads to our highlight and destination at Mardi Himal West Base Camp which will be the highest point of this wonderful journey at 4500m high, here enjoying the awesome panorama of mountains and marvelous landscapes and then heading downhill back to scenic Pokhara for the drive back to Kathmandu after a great fantastic and mesmerizing Mardi Himal Trek with great service and guidance of Swagat Holiday Treks & Expedition.

Group Size : minimum 02 Pax Max - altitude : 4500m/14763ft
Destination : Destiny Country Fitness level : Moderate
Arrival : Kathmandu Departure from : Kathmandu
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation : Double/Twin Sharing in Hotel/Lodge
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1400m/4593ft)
Day 02: Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m/2690ft) Duration: 7 Hrs
Day 03: Trek to Deurali (2100m/6889ft), Walking Duration: 3 Hrs
Day 04: Deurali to Kokar Forest Camp (2520m/8267ft), Duration: 5 Hrs
Day 05: Kokar forest camp to Low camp (2970m/9744ft), Duration: 4 Hrs
Day 06: Low Camp to High Camp (3700m/12139ft), Duration: 5 Hrs
Day 07: High Camp to Mardi Himal West Base Camp (4500m/14763ft), back to High Camp, Duration: 6 Hrs
Day 08: Trek to Siding (1850m/6069ft), Walking Duration: 6 Hrs
Day 09: Trek to Lumre and drive to Pokhara, Duration: 3 Hrs walk and 3 Hrs drive
Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu, Duration: 7 Hrs
Day 11: Final departure to home country
Note: This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be “tailor-made”. The Trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your need and taste, for more information please contact us at i[email protected]

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1400m/4593ft)
After your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in medieval and modernized Kathmandu, you will be warmly greeted by our Swagat Holiday Treks & Expedition’s representative and transferred to your Hotel. After check-in and some refreshments, our senior Sherpa Guide will come to meet you and give you a brief orientation about the Mardi Himal Trek. You can then go for a stroll down the street to get familiar with the neighborhood, have supper, and go to bed. This is your overnight in the valley of temples and cows, probably the most in the world.
Included: Bed and Breakfast                                    
Day 02: Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m/2690ft) Duration: 7 Hrs
After breakfast, we leave our hotel early morning for a drive with scenic views along the road to Pokhara via Prithivi National Highway. The drive could take roughly 7-8 Hrs to reach Pokhara. We also have the option for a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara for 35 minutes. We will visit some prime spots in the lake city after refreshing at our hotel, we will do a tour of some beautiful places in Pokhara that include David’s fall (if we reach early by road), and the Phewa Lake, etc. We then do an overnight at our hotel by the lake in the lovely ‘city of lakes’
Includes: Bed & Breakfast
Day 03: Trek to Deurali (2100m/6889ft), Walking Duration: 3 Hrs
You trek gently and ascend through Bamboo forests with varieties of rhododendron and Oak trees. The first town you reach is Dovan (2630m). Where there are few lodges and campsites. Now you pass through the muddy trail which traverses high above the river. It takes approximately twenty minutes to reach Deurali (3230m). we will stay overnight at Deurali.
Includes: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 04: Deurali to Kokar Forest Camp (2520m/8267ft), Duration: 5 Hrs
Today we will start on our discreet trail, leaving other trekkers and even the villagers behind. The trek climbs gently through birch, giant rhododendron forest, mountain oak, maple, hemlock, and Danphe which make this a lovely enchanting trail to forest camp. Where there are great views across a steep valley to Ghandruk, a large Gurung settlement. We then continue uphill through foggy forests of more mountain oaks and these scenes are astounding to watch in spring when in bloom. We set up camp in a spot that’s off the beaten track and get lost into another world of the forest camp.
Includes: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 05: Kokar forest camp to Low camp (2970m/9744ft), Duration: 4 Hrs
After an early breakfast, we set for a hike that climbs up pretty easily through magnificent moss-covered trees in a classic cloud forest with swirling mist. We also come across lichens, trees ferns, and orchids set amidst tougher oaks; there is a great variety of flowers and shrubs hereabouts as well, including the very fragrant Danphe. As we hike the routes, we find some natural windows in the woods that open up fascinating vistas of Hiunchuli and deep cutting traverse towards Annapurna south. Beyond the horizons as we look down to the left, we see the Modi Khola valley leading up to the Annapurna Sanctuary (another famous trek), at low camp, you can spend hours relishing the sight of Machhapuchhare, which now looms almost overhead so near but yet so far. We will stay at hereabouts...
Includes: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 06: Low Camp to High Camp (3700m/12139ft), Duration: 5 Hrs
Just a short steep climb and we come out of the protecting shady forest, brings us to a ridge, now grassy and sometimes under the snow, takes us up to high camp which we reach sometimes close to lunch for a well earned haul up and some rest. This is a second consecutive afternoon of some breathtaking views we enjoy on the way as we acclimatize naturally. Annapurna South seems near enough to almost touch. The views of the Annapurna Range are exasperating from this point onwards. We take much of the afternoon soaking in the flabbergasting landscapes and exploring this awesome spot. We bunk out here for the night under starry moonlight skies.
Includes: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 07: High Camp to Mardi Himal West Base Camp (4500m/14763ft), back to High Camp, Duration: 6 Hrs
This is a lovely area to spend the entire day and give our weary bodies a breather. But this doesn’t mean we spend all of our time lazing around. Moving around a bit will be good to explore our nearby surroundings and imaginative landscapes. We also do some washing and cleaning and even catch up on some reading.
Includes: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 08: Trek to Siding (1850m/6069ft), Walking Duration: 6 Hrs
Retracing our steps to low camp, we then descend steeply through moss-covered rhododendron forest to the scenic Gurung village of Siding. We make an easy-going descent through the shades of the forest and out onto terraced fields, down 1600m on the count; this is a different route that’s a roller coaster all the way down to the upper Mardi Khola, the torrents that get its source from the Mardi Himal. Although isolated and off the much-used ‘teahouse trails’ our journey now takes into different geographical settings of a warmer valley with welcoming friendly villages. We hike along the banks of the Mardi Khola from the hillock village of vibrant Siding, down through well-cultivated fields, past simply thatched farms and over some enjoyable bridges; we are now into typical Nepali countryside where the buffaloes and cows roam free under sunny skies.
Includes: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 09: Trek to Lumre and drive to Pokhara, Duration: 3 Hrs walk and 3 Hrs drive
Today we trek down to Lumre. A lot of the earth is more flat than mountainous. And we see it in this area; the path from siding now takes a flat course of the river valley that goes gradually down and down between lush pastures through friendly ethnic villages of Tamang and Gurung in Lumre. After this, we board our vehicle for Pokhara. We will stay overnight by the lakeside in Pokhara.
Includes: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu, Duration: 7 Hrs
After breakfast, we will take the bus to Kathmandu. While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, we head up to Damauli, Dumre, Mugling, and Kurintar where Nepal’s first cable car is operated to reach Manakamana Temple, this is a temple where most Nepalese come to have their wishes granted before leaving home or getting married. From Naubise we climb up to Thankot, the gateway to Kathmandu, and finally, reach our hotel and a lovely soft warm bed.
Includes: Bed & Breakfast
Day 11: Final departure to home country
After breakfast and our last day in Kathmandu, our vehicle and escorts will be on standby to drop you to the international airport three hours before of flight schedule. At Swagat Holiday Treks & Expedition, meeting you has been a great honor and we pray for your safe journey home and will reflect on the wonderful times we spent together. Bon Voyage!!! We hope to see you again in the future too…
Includes: Bed & Breakfast

Cost Include
  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off service by a private tourist vehicle. (for both international and domestic flights).
  • Welcome Dinner at Typical Nepalese Restaurant with a cultural dance show.
  • 2 Night standard twin-sharing accommodation in a hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • Basic guesthouse accommodation during the trek in mostly twin-share and occasionally dormitory-style rooms.
  • Three meals a day: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during the trekking.
  • A Highly experienced, Helpful, Knowledgeable, friendly, well-trained Government license holding English-speaking trekking guide.
  • We provide an assistant guide for walking with the group to support where necessary as per group size.
  • National Park entrance fee and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS card).
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests.)
  • Food, accommodation, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all staff.
  • Everest National Park permits and Khumbu permit for trekking.
  • Airfare from Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu including airport departure tax in Kathmandu and Lukla airports.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your Travel Insurance Company).
  • All applicable government taxes, vat, tourist service charges as per Itinerary.
 Cost Exclude 
  • Your Nepal Visa Fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
  • All the International airfare to and from Kathmandu ( no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
  • Lunch and Dinner during staying in Kathmandu
  • Personal travel and Health insurance as well as insurance for helicopter evacuation
  • In case of extra night’s accommodation, Lunch and Dinner in the city due to early arrival or departure as well as early back/return from Mountain/Trekking(due to any reason) than the given time period of Itinerary. We can help you arrange extra nights’ accommodation.
  • Your personal expenses such as (soft beverages, confectionaries, laundries, phone calls, bar bills, Extra porter, etc.)
  • Extra baggage excess while flying to Lukla.
  • Medical expenses and trip cancellation.
  • Any other extended trips and accommodation.
  • Tips of the guide, porters, and driver as a token of appreciation.
Any other expenses or charges that are not mentioned in the “cost includes” list.

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Important Note:
This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be “tailor-made”. The Trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your need and taste, for more information please contact us at [email protected]
Your safety is our paramount concern while traveling with Swagat Holiday Treks & Expedition. In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swagat Holiday Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd. for rescue. The charge must be paid by the client or their travel insurance company.
 Please note that your leader/guide has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails traveling in remote mountain regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health conditions of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc. can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader/guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

Equipment and Gears
  • Duffle Bag\Rucksack Bag\ Suitcase (We provide one complimentary Swagat Holiday Duffle Bag that is to be returned after the trip)
  • One pair of a walking stick
  • Trekking Shoes
  • Sports shoes or sandals
  • Sun Hat/Cap
  • Basic Medical Kits
  • Head Lamp
  • Hand Sanitizers
  • Trekking towels
  • Sunglasses (UV Protection)
  • Warm Hand gloves ( Inner & Outer)
  • Warm woolen cap
  • Warm fleece jacket or puffy jacket
  • Waterproof Gore-Tex layer
  • Pullover or warm sweeter
  • Raincoat
  • 5/6 pairs of good quality socks
  • 2\3 pairs of trekking trousers
  • 3\4 pairs of trekking shirts
  • 5\6 pairs of underwear( non-cotton preferred)
  • Water bottle
  • Good quality Sleeping Bag
  • Camera and Batteries

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