Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Located at the east of the Annapurna Base Camp trek, with awe inspiring views of Mardi Himal, Machapuchre, Annapurna South and Hiunchuli, the Mardi Himal trek is one of the most outstanding trekking destinations in Nepal. Experience the tranquil Mardi Himal Base camp, the stunning flora and fauna and the warm hospitality in the guest houses and home stays on this route.
Trekking along small winding paths blanketed with rhododendron forest, only a handful of trekkers make their way towards Mardi Himal - making the trek even more enthralling, intriguing and hypnotic. After an elevation of 3300 m, the forest landscape changes drastically to a dry and jagged Himalayan setting with mesmerizing views of the dominant Mardi Himal, Machapuchre, Annapurna South and Hiunchuli. Climbing up to the Mardi Himal High Base Camp gives an exceptional view of the legendary Annapurna range. The carefully drafted 10 day itinerary offered by Soul Himalaya Treks and guarantees trekkers a unique, exceptional and safe trekking experience.
Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Kathmandu.
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m.) by tourist bus, takes about 7 hours. Depends on traffic
Day 03: Drive from Pokhara (820m.) to Nayapul (1070m.) by care or Taxi 40km takes 2 hours and start treyk to Tikhedhunga.(1480m) 4 hours.
Day 04: Trek from Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani (2860 m.) 6 hours.
Day 05: Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3180m.) and then to Tadapani (2675m.) takes about 7 hours.
Day 06: Trek from Tadapani (2675m.) to chhomrung (2170m .) 4 /5 hours.
Day 07: Trek from chhomrung to himalaya (2940 m.) 5 /6hours.
Day 08: Trek from himalaya to Annapurna base camp (4130m.) 6/7 hours.
Day 09: Trek from Annapurna base camp to Bamboo 2310m 5/6 hours
Day 10: trek from bamboo to jhinodana 1750m 4/5 hours there hot spring too
Day 11: trek from jhinudada to naya pul back to pokhara
Day 12: pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus 6/7 hours
Day 13: Kathmandu valley tours evening fear well dinner
Day 14: denture
This is the itinerary with same destination but different route.
Day1 Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel
Day 2 Road Katmandou - Kande then trek to Australian Camp
Day 3 Australian Camp - Landruk (1565m)
Day 4 Trekking Landruk - Jhinu Danda – Chomrong (2170m)
Day 5 Chhomrong - Bamboo (2320m)
Day 6 Bamboo - Deurali (3200m)
Day 7 Deurali - Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m)
Day 8 Annapurna Base Camp - Bamboo
Day 9 Bamboo - Chomrong (2170m)
Day 10 Chomrong - Gandrung (1950m)
Day 11 Gandrung - Pokhara
Day 12 Road to Katmandou -
Day 13 Swayambhunath – Patan
Day 14 Depature
UPER BODY LAYERS
Walking t-shirt -2 merino wool, capilene or synthetic fabric over cotton t-shirt which is quick dry.
Sleeping t-shirt -1 it is can be cotton
Thermal base layers top -1mid weight long sleeved t-shirt of merino wool or polyester ,capilene or polartec power dry
Insulating layers -1mid wight fleece that can be worm over other layers
Fleece vest optional -advisable for those who feel cold
Rain jacket -1 essential
Down jacket -1 essential its very cold up high or depend how high are you going.
LOWER BODY LAYERS
Underwear - enough for trek (notice you can wash along them along the way)
Hiking trousers -2 quick dry and light wight trousers no cotton but zip offs are good.
Sleeping trousers 1 light wight yoga style evening sleeping but no jeans.
Trekking shorts -1 if no zips off trousers . below the knee for ladies.
Rain pants -1 advisable
Thermal long johns 1 for evening or sleeping.
Duffle bag pack 1 to store excess luggage in at hotel. but SHTT provides duffel bags for the duration of trek these are easier for the potters to cary.
Day pack with rain cover -1for cary your personal items during the treks eg camera and chocolate water.
Sleeping bags -1 3season (4season oct-feb).
Compression stuff sack -1 for sleeping bags.
Trekking boots -1 must be well worm and comfortable with ankle support.
Socks -3 good and worm enough
Flip flops or camp shoes-1 light wight for evening use.
Water bottles -2 one or two liters nalgene or sig style or a bladder as you like.
Water purification drops -1 it is cheep and easy to buy in kathmandu (piyous).
Lip balm -1 with SPF factors.
Sunglass -1 essential good uv protection.
Suncream we recommend SPF 30 greater.
Bandana -1 this useful for a variety of purposes.
Baseball head (cap) it is useful for sun during the hiking.
Worm woolen head -1 it is very useful evening and morning when we hike above the 3500m.
Flash light or head torch -1head light is best as it leaves your hand free and extra batteries.
Personal first aid kit -1 include any prescribed medication (should be your all personal medication).
Travel towel -1 light wight and compact.
Wash kit -1 travel itms for the trek.
Instant hand sanitizer -enough for trek and alcohol based for keeping your hand clean.
Camera with charge and enough batteries for your treks
Book or journal as you like.
Pack of cadrs for evening fun.
Trekking snacks enough for trekking and good selection available in kathmandu.
Toilet roll and rubbish bag it is very important we don’t leave rubbish in mountain.
Trekking poles optional advisable for anyone with knee issues.
Gloves worm enough.
Nack wormer \Buff.
Amazing Annapurna Base Camp trekking with Soul Himalaya
Amazing Annapurna Base Camp trekking with Soul Himalaya
We were a group of four Norwegians and had an amazing trek with Soul Himalaya!
Before travelling to Nepal we actually met Pemba Sherpa two times in Oslo, Norway. He is so nice and helped us tailor the trek to Annapurna Base Camp perfectly.
When we arrived in Kathmandu, both Pemba and Phula Sherpa (our guide) met us at the airport and drowe us to the hotel. This service continued throughout our trip and we felt taken care of all they way until we were drowen to the airport for our departure.
The next day we also met Kami Sherpa our assistent guide and Chhiring Sherpa our strong porter before the drive to Pokhara. From Pokhara we went on a 9-days trek starting in Nayapul, via Ghorepani, to A.B.C. The scenery along the trek is just breathtaking.
The arrangements were perfect and our guide, assistent guide and porter were very friendly and efficient. They were also flexible in terms of changing our route along the trek and arranged everything according to our needs.
We would highly recommend using Soul Himalaya to anybody and will most definitely use them on our next trek in lovely Nepal.