Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek

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destination
Annapurna Region
duration 15 days
maximum altitude 4500m
trip difficulty moderate
total cost $1950
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Group Size Price Per Person
2-3 Pax $1850
2-3 Pax $1800
2-3 Pax $1750
2-3 Pax $1650
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On arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, Katmandu, one of our team will be there to welcome and greet you, then drive to the hotel so you can unwind and rest, hook into the free wifi or explore the local area.During the evening there will be a welcome dinner to meet and greet with your ‘trekking guide team’ members and all other trekkers going o the Mardi Himal adventure trek.

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Breakfast included  

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Good Hotel Included  

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4500M

After a delicious breakfast in the hotel we will have a trip orientation meeting to learn about your stay in Nepal and answer any questions/concerns about the itinerary.Most importantly after the briefing, we will go through the checklist of all the required gear and items to make sure you are equipped for the journey. If you require more items, there are many local trekking shops to accommodate what you need.When all are satisfied each person is fully equipped, we’ll go out on a Katmandu Sightseeing Day Tour, around one of the important cultural hubs of the valley.  Katmandu city alone holds four heritage sites that are listed under the UNESCO World Heritage Sites List.

For Meals

Breakfast included  

For Accommodation

Good Hotel Included  

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4500M

Duration 6-7 hours Distance 20km   After breakfast we will set off to Pokhara by coach/bus, departing at 7am.You can enjoy the magnificent views along the Prithivi Highway passing terraced farms, villages, rivers, dense forests and views of the Himalaya.We have two stops along the way for breakfast and lunch (great coffee stop) before arriving in Pokhara.Pokhara is an idyllic lakeside township highlighted by the majestic Annapurna mountain range forming a masterful snowcapped backdrop to the scenic lake. After resting at the hotel we’ll take a short walk to ‘lakeside’ to get our bearings and enjoy the scenery, then return to the hotel for dinner.

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Included  

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Guest House 

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4500M

Duration  4 hours distance 5 kmWe drive to the first part of our adventure after breakfast from the hotel, for approx. 40mins to Kande along the Pokhara Baglung highway to start our trek to Mardi Himal.The trail climbs for about 1 ½ hrs to the ridge at 2,060m. Through a clearing in the forest we have our first break at a lodge settlement known as ‘Australian camp’ with panoramic views of the Annapurna range and Pokhara valley.After a break we wind through the beauty of the rhododendron forest to a mountain pass called ‘Deurali, which overlooks into the Modi Khola valley, which is wedged between Annapurna South and Mardi Himal(Mt Fishtail) to camp for the night.

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Included  

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Guest  House 

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4500M

Duration  6/7 hours distance 8.2 km 

Waking up to a spectacular morning on the ridge top village of Deurali, we head off the main Annapurna trekking trail to follow the forested ridge to our next destination, Forest camp.Today we will have a packed lunch on hand and sufficient water as there are no teahouses along the way.It’s a gradual uphill climb (tiny ups) walking in the rhododendron forest to seeing tiny waterfalls in the freshness of the rainforest.

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Included  

For Accommodation

guest house 

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4500M

Duration 5 hours Distance 5km  

More gradual climbs through the rhododendron forest following the ridge, you’ll find yourself closer to clear blue sky with scenic views of the Himalayan foothills and the sweeping valley towards the south.We stop for lunch at ‘Low Camp’ then continue onto Badal Danda (Cloud Hill), above the tree lines. There is only one lodge in Badal Danda and its views are a stunning panorama to Mt Fishtail-Mardi Himal and appears very close on the horizon.

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included  

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guest house 

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4500M

Duration  3 hours Distance 3km From Badal Danda, we leave the tree line ridge and trek along the majestic alpine zone.Snowcapped peaks of Annapurna South, Huinchuli and Fishtail looms in the distance above deep valley’s on either side of the alpine ridge.After some climbing we stop at ‘High camp’ which has three lodges to bunk in. Here you’ll find yourself above the clouds and closer to the snowy mountains.

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included  

For Accommodation

guests house  

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4500M

Duration 5 hours  base camp  1000m meter ascent distance 5km and 4 hours  back to High Camp 1000m descent Today the trek is a steep climb and longer walk. The trail becomes more vertiginous at some points with uneven and steep rocky steps.The first steep climb will take about two hours to the ridge top Mardi Himal Base Camp (MBC).However, our overnight base camp will take about another two hours along the ridge. The panoramic views are amazing all along the alpine ridge.While Mardi Himal and Mt Fishtail appear right above us, the view of Annapurna I, Gangapurna and Annapurna III also appear in the distance.

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included  

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guest house 

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4500M

Even though the scenery is stationary, the season and sunlight make it different and interesting.Enjoy the morning watching the change that the sunrise bring and we then walk down to forest camp after breakfast.

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included  

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guest house 

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4500M

The trail climbs down steeply through the rhododendron and maple forest to the permanent settlements closer to valley basin.Lwang is a self sufficient Gurung village with rich culture and happy people. The village is the best place to watch Nepalese countryside lifestyle and enjoy organic food.The village farmers also grow organic tea in 50 hectares of land and offer homestay style accommodation.The waterfall in the outskirts of the village also offers one of the most exciting canyoning adventures.

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included  

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guest house 

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4500M

We wonder on down to the Mardi River basin to meet up with our 4WD ride back to Pokhara. It will take about 1 ½ hrs to get to Pokhara on an adventurous dirt road track.Back to the luxuries of our last day stay in Pokhara.

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included  

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good  hotel 

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4500M

After an early breakfast, we'll leave Pokhara and head south to Chitwan National Park. On arrival in the national park, we'll have a sightseeing trip - this is an exceptionally stunning area of a country overflowing with stunning views and wildlife. In the evening, there's a dinner and a 'Tharu' cultural program to welcome you to this area of the world. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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included  

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good hotel 

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4500M

Today will be filled with many activities, so make sure you have a hearty breakfast! Canoe trip, jungle walk and jeep safari! This is going to be one of the highlights of your trip to Nepal, so make sure that you and your camera are both fully charged! 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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included  

For Accommodation

good hotel 

Maximum Altitude shown

4500M

After an early breakfast, we'll leave Chitwan for the transfer back to Kathmandu.All being well, we'll arrive back early afternoon, so there'll be plenty of time to do some final shopping or sightseeing and get yourself looking pretty before we have a final night dinner together at one of Kathmandu's best restaurants. This has to be a night to remember to finish off the most unforgettable team-trip in Nepal. Meals Included: Breakfast

For Meals

breakfast incloude

For Accommodation

good hotel 

Maximum Altitude shown

4500M

You are saying good bye to the mountains as your journey in Nepal comes to an end today!There is nothing to do but swap emails with your travel companions and organise your photos.If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing in Kathmandu, and please ask if you require any more of our services.

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Breakfast include in Kathmandu 

For Accommodation

good  hotel 

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4500M

excludes

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International air tickets
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Emergency evacuation costs
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu (due to unforseeable reasons):
  • Early arrival or late departure
  • Early return from a trek (due to weather etc)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (also in the case of early returns or late departures than scheduled program)
  • Personal expenses
  • phone calls,
  • laundry,
  • bar bills,
  • extra drinks,
  • battery recharging,
  • extra porters,
  • bottle or boiled water,
  • hot shower, etc.
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)