Mardi Himal Trek is a unique trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal, which is recently opened. It goes through off-the-beaten trail that has become a highly demanded trip. The landscape is undisturbed and peaceful. The trail is dotted by the rhododendron forest and passes beautiful lodges.
Trek to Mardi Himal base camp begins from Kande, after about an hour drive from Pokhara. The trail is untouched and rewarding. The first day, you stay at the Forest Camp, then to low camp and finally high camp. In a short time, you reach to the base camp of the Himalaya. Mardi Himal base camp is a day hike from the high camp. This is a huge day of the Mardi Himal trek. The outstanding views of Mt Annapurna, Fishtail and Mardi Himal range are breathtaking. Alpine meadows, grassy route and glacial moraines can be seen in the upper part of the trek. Vertex holiday recommends spring season of trek to Mardi Himal. Then you trek down via Sidhing, Lwang and Hyangjakot and conclude the trek.
Basic lodges are available on the Mardi Himal trekking. Days are warmer where morning and night time are chilling. The trek is also highly popular for the trekkers who want to reach into the Himalayas that are undisturbed and less trafficked. Please, contact Vertex Holiday for more details and to organize the trek.
Namaste and welcome to Nepal. After your arrival Kathmandu, Vertex Holiday’s airport representative receives you at the airport and transfer to the hotel. After getting refreshed, we give you a short briefing and orientation by our trekking leaders. The evening is wonderful with a dinner with the Nepali cultural program. Overnight at hotel.
After the breakfast at the hotel, set out for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, these include UNESCO listed world heritage sites. Kathmandu is a city of temples and mediaeval arts and architectures. There is Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square in Kathmandu. However, there are in total seven world heritage sites in the Kathmandu valley. Returning back from sightseeing tour, you get a short trip briefing. Overnight at hotel.
From Kathmandu, we drive to the tourist town of Pokhara. As an option of the driving, you can take a flight and see the views of Langtang, Manaslu and Annapurna region peaks. If driving, tourist buses leave at 7 am and you have to check in at 6.30 am. Through the winding road, we drive for 6 hours and reach to Pokhara. Walking throughout the lakeside city is fabulous. Overnight at hotel.
After the breakfast, we begin to drive at the outskirts of the Pokhara valley. The Fishtail peak at the backdrop can be seen awesome. About an hour drive, we reach to Kande, the gateway of the Mardi Himal Trek. It goes through the lush forest of oak and rhododendron. The trail is undisturbed and rewarding. Gradually, we reach to the Forest Camp and take a rest. Overnight at lodge.
One of the fascinating aspects of the Mardi Himal trek is that we get to high altitude in a short time. Thos is the second day of the trek we reach over 3000 meters. We walk through off-the-beaten trail, dotted by the orchid forest. The pen pointed peak of Annapurna south and spectacular Himchuli are surprising. The streamline of the Modi Khola can be seen downwards. We stop at low camp. Enjoy the warm dining hall. Overnight at lodge.
The ratio of our climb is around 600 meters. After the breakfast, we begin to ascend through the open cattle grazing meadow. The trail is a steep climb up from low camp to the high camp. To deal with the high altitude region, we need to acclimatize. We are just in front of the massive Annapurna and pin pointed Fishtail peak. Though the lodge is basic where we stay, it has gotten a warm dining hall, where we can feel the warmth of sitting around. Overnight at lodge.
This is a huge day of the Mardi Himal trek. After the breakfast at the Highcamp, we gradually climb up to the Mardi Himal base camp, which is rugged and prevailed with the alpine panoramas. The route is undisturbed. Reaching base camp, the sceneries of Mt Annapurna, Fishtail and Mardi Himal range are breathtaking. Spending some remarkable moment, we begin to descend to the High camp and take a rest. Overnight at lodge.
After breakfast, we trek down gradually from the high camp through the lush woods. The descend is faster and even the trail becomes nice as we walk towards the downhill trail. Through the dense forest, we walk gradually to Sidhing. Overnight at lodge.
The trail goes through the terraced fields. The greeneries entice trekkers extremely. Passing mixed communities, we reach to Lwang. As it is a lower altitude part, the trek is easy and the sceneries on surroundings are awesome. Overnight at lodge.
This is the last day of the Mardi Himal trek, we walk from Lwang to Hyangjakot. The trail is wide and fine, sometimes down and up. We continually trek down to Banskot. This is the place where we meet the road. Further, we drive to Pokhara. The evening at Lakeside is amazing. Overnight at hotel.
Today, we drive back to Kathmandu. It’s a scenic drive through the Prithvi Highway road. Or if you take a flight, its half an hour flight. After your arrival at Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Note: If you are going for the jungle safari tour in Chitwan, you drive to Chitwan and enjoy the safari trip. We offer 2 Nights/3 Days package for your wonderful holidays in Nepal.
Having a good memory with Vertex Holiday our representative drops you at the airport for your final departure.