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Mardi Himal Trek

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13 DAYS

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Group Size 2 person above
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Mardi Himal trek is off the beaten track, this trek we discover the different moods of the Himalayas, from villages and rice fields of medium mountains with dense forests of rhododendrons. The arrival at the base camp of Mardi Himal 4450 M/14,5100ft in the middle of the high peaks of the Annapurna range is simply magical!

We begin our 9 days Mardi Himal trek from pokhara & trek towards the base camp of Mardi Himal. The first part of the trek, we explore the average Nepalese mountains. We are going from village to village and discover the rice fields and terraced fields.We reach through dense rhododendron forests, the ridge that leads us to the foot of the high peaks of the Annapurna range. A gradual climb leads us to the High Camp, then to the base camp at 4450 M/14,5100ft. We are here in the heart of the high mountains of Nepal! Especially the views of the Machhapuchare (Fishtail Mountain) are certainly impressive. A trek to Mardi Himal additionally brings you into an unknown corner of the Annapurna where you can meet in peace with villagers still live in all authenticity. Mardi himal trek is a trek to discover the different landscapes of the Himalayas with breathtaking views throughout the trek on the mythical Himalayan peaks: Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Annapurna, Macchapuchare. This trek offers a great variety of landscapes: green forested ridges and rhododendron forests, but also some wild alpine valleys where huge snowy peaks tower above the landscape.


At a Glance

  • A route off the beaten track & remarkable diversity of landscapes.
  • Atmosphere high mountains to the base camp of Mardi Himal
  • Night with local in the beautiful villages of average Nepalese mountains.
  • Stunning views of the highest peaks of the world

What's Included?

  • [Best 3/5 Star] Hotel Accommodation in city
  • Mountain Lodge Accommodation during trek
  • [3 times] healthy & hygienic meals on trek
  • Flight Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu Taxes
  • [4 times] airport transfers by Private vehicle
  • Expert Local Sherpa guide[ Certified by Gov.]
  • Strong & honest Porters [1 Porter for 2 Person]
  • Duffel bag,Trek map,T-shirt & group Medical kit
  • TIMS Card and Mardi trekking permit fee
  • Guides and porters pay, meals and insurance
  • Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu on [day 02]
  • Welcome dinner & healthy breakfast in KTM
  • Quality sleeping bag and down jacket
  • Private Car,Guide & Entrance fee for City Tour

What's Not Included?

  • International Airfare and Nepal Visa fee
  • Travel & Health Insurance-most recomended
  • Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu: $ 5-10 Per Meal
  • Meals in Pokhara city : US$5-10 Per Meals
  • Any Alcoholic Drinks, Water and deserts in Trek
  • Gratitude for Guide & Porter after end of trek
  • Phone, internet & Battery Charges bills on trek
  • Unforeseen Cost such as Flight Delayed/Sick

Itinerary

At Kathmandu international Airport, After Visa formalities complete, we have to come downstairs to collect Luggage and proceed to outside from terminal Building. Please check our Company Name board, Our Guide will be waiting with Mountain Sherpa Trekking & Expeditions display board at the arrival gate. Upon our arrival at Kathmandu international airport, we will be warmly welcome by our Airport representative guide with Silk scarves as per Sherpa customs.

You will be transfer to hotel by Private Vehicle. Check in at Hotel, free welcome drinks tea/coffee or any cold drinks/Juices. Company Manager will meet you as per your prefer time & will provide detailed Plans and Briefing about the trip. At the Evening we will offer you welcome dinner at best authentic Nepali restaurant where you can enjoy the best Nepali food and cultural show.

Dinner included overnight stay at best hotel in the Kathmandu.

At Kathmandu international Airport, After Visa formalities complete, we have to come downstairs to collect Luggage and proceed to outside from terminal Building. Please check our Company Name board, Our Guide will be waiting with Mountain Sherpa Trekking & Expeditions display board at the arrival gate. Upon our arrival at Kathmandu international airport, we will be warmly welcome by our Airport representative guide with Silk scarves as per Sherpa customs.

You will be transfer to hotel by Private Vehicle. Check in at Hotel, free welcome drinks tea/coffee or any cold drinks/Juices. Company Manager will meet you as per your prefer time & will provide detailed Plans and Briefing about the trip. At the Evening we will offer you welcome dinner at best authentic Nepali restaurant where you can enjoy the best Nepali food and cultural show.

Dinner included overnight stay at best hotel in the Kathmandu.

 Fly from Kathmandu west to Pokhara, 25 mins, lunch in Pokhara then drive to Khari (1hr). We then hike to the camp site at Australian Camp for the night (2hrs). This is an easy day and there is no need to rush. We will have time at the end of the day to relax and enjoy the view of Annapurna South and Machapuchare, the sacred peak of the region. Overnight Stay at Lodge. All Meals included

The morning views from our campsite are excellent. Today as you walk, the peaks of the Annapurnas will be visible through the rhododendron forest. Reaching Deroli (2200m), our lunch spot, we get our first views of Dhaulagiri, the world’s 6th highest peak. Then it is a gradual ascent to our camp at Kooker. Overnight Stay at Lodge. All Meals included

Today in the distance are the terraced fields and villages that cling to the hillsides. We climb through the forest to our campsite where stunning views of Annapurna and Machapuchare are waiting. Take time in the afternoon to rest and reflect on what you have seen so far and sit and enjoy the magnificent view. Overnight Stay at Lodge. All Meals included

The mountain views this morning are among the best on earth. We have time to appreciate the enormity of these mountains, with their jagged profiles and huge tumbling glaciers. The views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Machapuchare get better with each step we take upwards through the lush forest of rhododendron and birch. We enter a zone of dwarf rhododendron before breaking into the grass hills above the tree line to our ridge-top campsite.

We wake this morning to even more spectacular mountain views. As we are not moving camp today you have a choice to relax at camp and savour the views in the vicinity, or join a day hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp. The options are of course weather dependent, but which ever you choose you will be well rewarded with an exceptional day in the mountains. As you climb you get closer to the gigantic face of Machapuchare. If time allows, you may be able to traverse close to the glaciers, or view the giant sanctuary of Annapurna 1 or Annapurna 4.

After a relaxed breakfast we descend reluctantly, stopping often to soak in the mountain views. This is a leisurely day as we return through the forest.

We take a separate route to Landruk village. This is huge village that is on the way to Annapurna Base Camp. We will come to a junction that separates us between the trail heading to Low Camp on the left and Landruk on the right so we take the right one. Descending further will again bring us back inside the forest where the trail is so peaceful and quiet. Turning one and another circles we will then reach Landruk village for overnight stay. 

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Our destination today is easily seen across the valley, the attractive Gurung village of Ghandruk, We descend the valley floor through terraced fields and cross steel suspension bridge to commence our ascent. As we trek up the staircase, we enjoy the beauty of Himalaya at a relatively close range and observe the glaciers flowing from them to form the river below us. It really is a magnificent location and a photographer's delight. On our approach along these ridges we savor the magnificent scenery with fine mountain views.Ghandruk is the second largest Gurung settlement in Nepal and provides a further insight into the lifestyles of villages that have traditionally provided the backbone of the famous Gurkha regiments. The afternoon can be spent at leisure, or take a tour of the old village

After soaking in the early morning views of Annapurna South, we head down the Modi Khola to Syauli Bazar where we stop for lunch by the river side. We pass through the village of Birethanthi and cross a steel suspension bridge before continuing a short distance to board our private vehicle to Pokhara. We will have the afternoon at leisure in Pokhara before our final dinner with our trekking crew.

A gravel road extends until the village called Kimche. So, we can drive to nayapul by Jeep as a optional. Kimchi can reach after an hour walk from the Ghandurk village. 

After breakfast, our guide and office vehicle will be on standby at our hotel to transfer us to the airport for our connecting flight home. Serving you was a wonderful joy and pleasure, we at Mountain Sherpa Trekking and Expeditions will cherish the bonds of our relationship created over the time you spent with us and we thank you for choosing us as your travel partner and for visiting this amazing country Nepal. We are sure that trekking in this beautiful region of the Annapurna region [ Mardi Himal trek] will give you lifetime memories of a vacation well enjoyed. Ciao friends! Till we meet again. Breakfast

 

Please Note: that although we try to follow the itinerary given above, at times local trail or weather conditions may necessitate slight changes if necessary. The trekking itinerary may also vary slightly depending on our trekkers' acclimatization rates. This adventure goes into wild territory above the timberline, so we seek to request maximum flexibility if and when required for the safety of your trip and your life. Thank you so much for your understanding.

Accommodation

yes 3 Nights Deluxe accommodations in Kathmandu at 3 Star/ 5 Star Category Hotel as per itinerary

yes 1 Nights Deluxe accommodations in Pokhara at 3 Star/ 5 Star category Hotel as Per itinerary

mail 9 Nights best Mountain lodge room & we also provide you hot shower where available

mail All accommodation is on a twin sharing basis [Single rooms can be organized during trek with extra cost]

mail For the 3 Nights hotel in Kathmandu & 1 night Pokhara single rooms are available at a supplementary cost.

What kind of food I can expect during lodge trek??

------------------- Morning Breakfast [6:30-7:30 AM] -----------------------

  • Tea or Coffee, Hot chocolate, lemon tea, hot milk or green tea
  • Eggs items- Fried Eggs, Boiled Eggs, scramble eggs, Omelet etc
  • Bread items- Toast, Pancakes, Chapati & Tibetan Bread etc
  • Porridge with Honey, musli with milk etc

--------------   Afternoon Lunch [12:30 – 1:00 PM] -------------------

  • Curry with Rice, Pasta, Noodles item, fried rice and fried Potatoes, Mo.Mo etc

----------------- Evening Dinner [6:00-8:30 PM] ----------------------

  • Sherpa Stew, vegetable Soup, mixed Soup, Potato Shop
  • Dal bhat tarkari – a soup of lentils with rice and a vegetable curry, Lassani, Pizza, Home Made Pasta etc
  • Fried potatoes with vegetables, MO. MO, fried Noodles, Pasta, mash potatoes with Chesse

Extra special from Mountain Sherpa Trekking

  • Seasonal Fresh fruits after lunch & Dinner [ Where Available ]
  • Enough boiled water after dinner
  • Welcome/farewell Dinner with live Cultural Show at typical Nepali Restaurant

--------------------------- Safe Drinking Water -----------------------------

You can get bottled water all the way up to base camp but the price per liter goes higher and multiplies significantly. It is recommended to bring steripen (UV filtration) or iodine tabs for water purification with soft plastic bags so that you can purify the water from local source and make it safe for drinking purposes. At tea houses you will be served with boiled water. And please be noted that don’t drink water from local taps and resources as it would prone you to water borne illness and affects the whole trekking journey.

Vital information

******* Climate and Seasonality *******

Nepal is subject to monsoon which determines the choice of trekking areas depending on the season: Spring Seasons [March to May] is ideal to watch the explosion of vegetation, including rhododendrons, and from around the Annapurna sanctuary trek to Everest, Generally clear skies in the morning, marked cloudiness in the late afternoon. The more we advance towards the month of May (monsoon), the more clouds rise early.

[Mid September to November] This is the main trekking season in Nepal. Day temperatures in Kathmandu are approx. above 20degC. Skies are usually clear and days on trek are sunny and mild with clear mountain views. Nights will be colder with temperatures dropping as low as to -5degC at the higher altitudes.

Summer Season Starts from June to September. Dolpo trekking and Mustang trekking of Nepal, and Tibet tour can be done in the monsoon.

Winter, from Mid December to late February, the cold is dry, the clear sky, the sunshine ... Many benefits without the tourist season. For example, short trek like chisopani and nagrkot trek,ghorepani poonhill trekking,Ghandruk Village trek would ideal for Winter Treks.

******* Travel Insurance *******

It is a condition of joining any of our holidays that you are insured against medical and personal accident risks (to include repatriation costs, air ambulance and helicopter rescue services). We also strongly recommend that you take out delayed departure and cancellation insurance, as all deposits paid are non-refundable.

A relaxed trip is not possible without good travel insurance. In the event of any sickness or injury, the cost of emergency treatment and evacuation is shocking. Therefore, travel insurance is strongly recommended for everyone who signs up with Mountain Sherpa Trekking & Expeditions.

We strongly recommend that you be careful while choosing a policy as some makes special exceptions for adventure travel. Before buying your insurance, please ensure that your insurer is aware of your MSTE itinerary and can agree to cover the activities being undertaken in the trip to Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan & India. Such as if you are planning trekking or climbing/expedition in Himalayas your insurance must cover emergency air ambulance/helicopter rescue including medical expenses.

For a group tours in urban areas, your insurance coverage of ambulance or helicopter rescue is not mandatory, however better to have with them too. Again, in Tibet, Bhutan & India trips there is no possibility of helicopter rescue, so no need to buy the air ambulance coverage.You need send us your copy of your insurance policy (e.g. your insurance certificate) or carry it with you while you come on the trip.

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Incredible Mardi Himal Trek with Mountain Sherpa trekking

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Linda Wainwright

Incredible Mardi Himal Trek with Mountain Sherpa trekking

Returned just over a week ago from a memorable trek to Mardi Himal. I am so impressed with this company! Our needs were specific - our trek needed to be challenging enough for my super fit son, but easy enough for me (the trip was a 70th birthday present from my son), and we wanted "a road less traveled." Mountain Sherpa trekking matched our needs to this adventure perfectly. Our guide and porter could not have been more helpful or sympathetic, and kept us informed about everything we saw en route. We were absolutely delighted with every aspect of the trip.

Posted on : December 25th, 2016 7:29 AM

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