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Mardi Himal Trek

Duration 11 days
Max-Altitude 4,500m/14,400ft
Transportation Tourist Bus
Grade Easy to Moderate
Accommodation 3* Category accomodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara and Tea houses during trek
Meals Breakfast in Kathmandu,Pokhara and All meals during the trek
Best Season Every week through out the year how ever (June - Aug) is not recommended.
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Group Size Any

Mardi Himal Trek is one of the most chosen moderate trekking destinations in Nepal. This trek showcases different shades of the Annapurna massif alongside many others in the region. A well-managed route takes you to the lap of the Himalayas and you can delve into the beauty of Mardi. Passing by small local settlements and peeking into the local art of living, travelers can get a complete trekking experience from this trek. The delightful rhododendron forests and mesmerizing sunset views are added bonus to the trek. Stopping at local teahouses and homestays, authentic experiences are abundant in the Mardi Himal trek.

Located just east of the trail to Annapurna Base Camp, Mardi trek has its own beauty to behold. Starting at Phedi near Pokhara, the trail gradually rises to the high hills and alpine forests. Natural viewpoints are abundant throughout the trail. Smooth uphill will lead us to the high camp and beyond to the base of Mardi Himal. Trekkers are gifted with picturesque sceneries and views now and then. Upon the completion of this wonderful trek, one can remember beautiful slides of cultural, natural, and spectacular bits from the Himalayas. Witness the best of Mardi Himal with Himalaya Sanctuary

Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Day 02: Kathmandu Vally Sightseeing

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara(820m/2690Ft)

Day 04: Drive to Phedi and Trek to Deurali (2,100 m)

Day 05: Deurali to Forest Camp (2,550 m)

Day 06: Forest Camp to High Camp (3,700 m)

Day 07: Trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4,500 m)

Day 08: High Camp to Siding (1,700 mt)

Day 09:  Siding to Pokhara

Day 10: Drive to Kathmandu

Day 11:  Departure Day

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
Our representative from Himalaya Sanctuary will meet you after landing and custom clearance in the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). Following a brief introduction and Nepali welcome, we will drive you to the hotel in Thamel. Thamel, as located in the heart of the city, you can have a first-hand experience of the valley from the drive. After reaching the hotel rest for the day there. Overnight at a hotel in Thamel Kathmandu.

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing ( 4 – 6hr)
Your guide for the Mardi trek from Himalayan Sanctuary will pick you from the hotel after breakfast today. Visit our office for a quick orientation session for the Mardi Himal trek and complete the preparation. From here you will head for a heritage tour of the Kathmandu Valley. You will visit the major world heritage sites and beautiful attractions around the valley throughout today. Some of these might be:- 
Swayambhunath Temple: Also known as the ‘Monkey Temple’, this is one of the oldest heritage sites of Nepal. From the Temple viewpoint at the top, you can have a full-extent view of the Nepalese capital.
Durbar Squares: Three palace squares in the valley representing the major cities of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Lalitpur (Patan) here resembles the rich history, art, and culture of the Kathmandu Valley. 
Pashupatinath Temple: The Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most significant Hindu temples of Asia with over 500 small and big shrines, Lingams, and temples in the temple complex. 
Boudhanath Stupa: The largest stupa and center of Tibetan Buddhism in the Kathmandu valley. One of the best places to relax and take a hint of Buddhist culture in Kathmandu. 
After the Sightseeing, we will drive you back to the hotel. Overnight at Thamel Kathmandu. 

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
After breakfast, our guide will take you to the bus station near Thamel. You will take a scenic highway drive out from Kathmandu to the beautiful city of Pokhara. This thrilling road is packed with wonderful scenery and views to enjoy. Throughout the drive, we will take small breaks for snacks and lunch too. You will drive straight to your hotel here and rest for the day. In the evening you can take short walks to the lakeside area near your hotel. Overnight at Pokhara. 

Day 04: Drive to Phedi and Trek to Deurali (2,100 m)
The trek starts from Phedi today which is about 45 minutes’ drive from the Pokhara valley. After reaching Phedi we will start walking in a bit relaxed trail to Deurali. This well-managed path passes through the iconic Dhampus village. Stone patched trail lead us to Dhampus village. We will have our lunch here and continue the trek to a small ridge. After about an hour we will reach the small village of Deurali. We will rest for the day in a lodge/teahouse here. Overnight at Deurali.

Day 05: Deurali to Forest Camp (2,550 m)
Enjoy a beautiful view of Machhapuchhre (fishtail) and Mardi from Deurali before starting the trek. In clear weather, one can have a majestic and clear view of these peaks. We will pass through red rhododendron forests and small villages before reaching the Forest camp. This area is locally known as Kokkar. From the camp, one can have a fantastic view of the surrounding landscape and natural scenery. Overnight at a lodge/teahouse in Forest Camp. 

Day 06: Forest Camp to High Camp (3,700 m)
From forest camp, we have a steady uphill walk to High Camp today. Stopping briefly at the low camp we will have our lunch in a teahouse here. Nearing the high camp we can experience the change in vegetation and landscape as well. The alpine flora and fauna start to show up clearing the fantastic views all around the trail. After three hours of a climb from the low camp will see us reaching the High Camp. Overnight at a lodge/teahouse in High Camp.

Day 07: Trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4,500 m)
We will start the hike to the Mardi Himal base camp early and view a mesmerizing sunrise over the snow-capped peaks. Heading first to the upper viewpoint the sublime view of Himalayas dominates the skyline. After some fantastic time here we will continue our trek to the highest point of the trail. Walking in a gradual uphill path we will reach the base camp after a couple of hours. From the base, we can have alluring views of Mardi, Fishtail, Tent peak, Annapurna Massif, Hiunchuli, Baraha Shikhar and many other snow-capped peaks of the region. After a fantastic time in the base camp, we will return to High Camp. Overnight at a teahouse in High Camp.

Day 08: High Camp to Sidhing (1,700 mt)
We will follow a different route back to Pokhara via Sidhing village. Today we will be walking mostly downhill from the High Camp losing about 2000 meters in altitude. The views are fantastic from this segment of the walk too. Passing numerous small forests dominated by rhododendron patches we will drop down from the camp. Nearing the Sidhing village we will go pass small shrines and monasteries. Sidhing is one of the major villages of the area and one can get a taste of the village lifestyle here. Rest for the day at a hotel/lodge here. Overnight at Sidhing village. 

Day 09:  Siding to Pokhara
For the last section of the Mardi Himal Trek, we have a pretty relaxed downhill walk to Lumre. The terraced fields and green hills with a glimpse of snow-capped mountains behind prove this portion picturesque. Short but livelier we will complete the trek at Lumre and catch a cab to Pokhara. Rest for a while in the hotel after reaching there and head out to explore the city. You can walk in the lakeside areas in the evening to view a beautiful sunset over Phewa Lake here. Try some Thakali cuisine and enjoy the nightlife of Pokhara. Overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.   

Day 10: Drive to Kathmandu
You can visit some of the local attractions early today before the drive back to Kathmandu. After breakfast, your guide will take you to a local bus station where you will catch a bus back to the capital. Enjoy the refreshing hill highway segment to the valley. We will drive you to your hotel in Thamel. In your spare time head out to explore the lively Thamel market and do some souvenir shopping. Join us for a farewell dinner and share your experiences with the whole team. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 11: Departure
We will pick you up and drive you to the TIA from your hotel a couple of hours before the departure. With some exciting stories and wonderful memories from the Himalayas, the Mardi Himal Trek with Himalaya Sanctuary will remain with you forever. 

 

Price Included

  • Pick up and drops from Airport
  • 3-star category Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara including breakfast.
  • Teahouse /Lodge  Accommodation  including Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner during the trek
  • Farewell dinner at the end of the Trek 
  • Kathmandu  Valley  Sightseeing
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu  Transportation by  Tourist Coach.
  • Himalayan Sanctuary Adventure Duffel Bag
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), and  porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food, and lodging
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (ACAP, TIMS )
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

Price Excluded

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Entrance  Fee for  Sightseeing
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, All kind of hot and Cold drinks, battery recharge, extra porters, Tea, Coffee, bottle or boiled water,WiFi, hot shower, etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters

Our main paramount is to offer safe and enjoyable trek for your clients. Experienced trekkers will often take only a selection of these items based on what has worked in the past. Please find the Clothing and Equipment List below for your personal use during your traveling period.

Foot wear:

Walking boots, Wool and liner socks, sandals Clothing: Waterproof jacket and trousers, Trekking trousers, Long sleeve shirts, Micro fleece, Mid to heavyweight fleece, Sleeveless or body warmer type fleece, Thermals or base layer for top & bottom (merino wool or synthetic), Fleece pants, Medium weight down jacket

Hand wear:

Fleece gloves, Warms mittens and/or gloves

Head wear:

Wool or fleece hat, Sun hat, Scarf, Head torch and extra batteries,Sunglasses

Personal Equipment:

Sleeping bag, Backpack large enough to carry water bottles, camera and extra clothing, Stuff sacks for keeping your gear dry and organized, two water bottles (Nalgene wide mouth bottles are the best), Sunscreen and lip salve with a high SPF, Insect repellent, Water purification tablets (Pristine, Biox Aqua or Aqua Mira), Favorite snack food,  Trekking poles, Camera with spare batteries and memory cards, Insurance certificate.

Travelling:

Bring a small combination padlock to secure the bag, Travel clothes. You will need casual clothing for air travel days and time spent in Kathmandu, Toiletry bag include toilet paper, soap, towel, toothbrush, etc.

Personal first aid kit:

Any personal medications, Diamox (optional) helps with acclimatization.

Each trekker should carry one backpack for items required during the day. Your day backpack will contain items such as warm clothes, jacket, camera, water bottles, and personal first aid kit and day snacks. The maximum weight allowance is 15 kgs/33 pounds

What type of shape do I need to be in, is this trip for me ?
Mardi Himal trek is suitable for average people who are moderately fit, thus no previous experience is required. Some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, hiking is recommended before you embark on your journey.
Persons suffering from a pre – existing medical condition must seek medical advice/consent before considering the trek. Whilst on the trek, it is common to experience some discomfort before being fully acclimatized.

Is it possible to reserve a trip now and pay a deposit later or do I Have to pay a deposit at booking/reservation?
Yes ! The trip will be confirmed only when we receive the completed final booking form and a 30% deposit payment. You can pay the balance of the money when you arrive in Kathmandu.

Will somebody come to pick me up from the airport upon my arrival ?
Yes, our representative from himalayan sanctuary adventure will be there  displaying your name outside the arrival terminal than you will be transferred to your hotel for overnight.

What sort of accommodation can I expect in Kathmandu, Pokhara and in trekking ?
We use standard rooms at 2- star Category hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara including breakfast . Along the trekking routes, teahouses/lodges generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quilt or blanket. We recommend you to have sleeping bags, it is a good idea to always have your own sleeping equipment. The lodges in trekking routes usually provide single and double rooms, or occasionally a dormitory style. At times when possible, dining will be around a bon fire. In teahouses, food will be prepared in the kitchen, which you should not enter without permission. The toilet in teahouses provides essential and basic facilities and is always outside the room.

Are the guesthouses heated ?

The guesthouse does not facilitate with heater or air conditioner. However as it gets colder above 3,500m, they do have facility of hitting the dining area by providing kerosene or metal heater. USD 1 to USD 3 per person would be applicable to use this service and this is payable directly to the guesthouse.

Where do we go to toilet along the trail ?
Wherever possible we utilize the toilet facilities provided by the tea houses/lodges on the trail. However, in case of emergency trekkers are recommended to find a private, scenic spot!

What are the Toilet facilities in the tea house/guesthouse ?
Most of the tea houses do have western style flushing toilets however tea houses at higher elevations you could find the squat toilets made of either a ceramic basin on the ground or few planks precariously positioned over a hole in the ground which is always outside.

What is the best season for this trekking ?
Our trekking season extends from mid- September to May. From early September the monsoonal rains decrease. By the end of September through to December, the weather is usually stable with mild to warm days, cold nights. February, March, April, May, October, November, December is the best time to do Everest base camp deluxe trek

Is the food in the mountain prepared to international standard in terms of safety?
Yes, the food is very safe during the trekking but we recommend you to eat vegetarian and local food. Please follow the suggestion of our guide on the trek.

Is water provided and is there water for drink available at higher altitudes? Is it filtered/boiled ?
Bottled water is easily available at the lodges and tea houses so you can buy bottled water at the cost of USD 1 upto USD 3. You can also drink the normal tap or spring water if you bring the purifying aid with you.

Is there a possibility of getting separate rooms for the trip? If so how much extra will this cost ?
Normally the lodges have twin sharing and dormitory styled rooms. The lodges will provide a private room for one person when available. In Kathmandu, USD 45 Per Room per Night would be added as a single supplement fee. The single supplements are always guaranteed in Kathmandu but not in the mountains especially during the peak time.

What immunizations will I need ?

No vaccinations are compulsory in Himalaya, but we do recommend you are covered for diphtheria, TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, Malaria, typhoid, polio, and tetanus. We also recommend to you know your blood group in case of emergency.

What if I am very sick in the mountain ?
Our guides are 24 hours available for the services during the trek. They are trained to use the first aid kit and have the knowledge to use Oxy meter. Guides carry local sim cards both Nepal Telecom and Ncell in order to update whereabouts and the situation of every client. During the time of emergency, our guides are alert and keep updated to head office in Kathmandu that is available 24 /7 to arranging from horse to mules or helicopters in the must needed cases especially when the client is seriously sick in the mountain and needed to be hospitalized.

Can I obtain a visa for Nepal upon arrival at the airport?
Yes, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.

How much additional money do I need per day ?
It depends on your spending habits. Generally, in Kathmandu and Pokhara you can allocate USD 10 to USD 15 for a lunch and a dinner. USD 20 to USD 30 per person a day will be enough to buy meals, bottles of water, chocolates, pay for the hot shower and a few drinks during the trekking.

Can I use credit cards in the places I visit in trekking ?
In Kathmandu and Pokhara, yes – to some extent. Once you are out of the cities, all you need is cash. Please change the currency in local Nepali Rupees before you go to the mountains

What mode of transportation do you use ?
We provide you only those options, which enhance your local experience while allowing you to travel comfortably and efficiently. We use private tourist vehicles for sightseeing, city tours and pickups. Depending on the group size we use cars, minibus, vans, tourist bus to and from Kathmandu/ Pokhara.

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