• Mardi Himal

    Mardi Himal

  • Best Trek Season

    Best Trek Season

  • Mardi Himal

    Mardi Himal

  • MARDI HIMAL TREK

    MARDI HIMAL TREK

  • DISCOVER MARDI

    DISCOVER MARDI

  • SUNISE HIMALLAYA

    SUNISE HIMALLAYA

MARDI HIMAL BASE CAMP TREK

Trip Overview

Trip Facts

  •    Country: NEPAL
  •    Trip grade: ESSY
  •    Destination: ANNAPURNA CONSERVATION AREA
  •    Activities: TREKKING & CULTURAL TOPURS
  •    Accommodation: TWO NIGHT HOTEL IN KATHMANDU& GENERAL TEA HOUSE DURING THE TREK
  •    Meals: INCLUDED TOURING THE TREKS
  •    Maximum altitude: 4500M
  •    Group size: MINUMUM 5/MAXIMUM 15
  •    Best Season: SPRING & ATUM

Mardi Himal Trek is newly opened popular trek in the Annapurna region. It is located to the east of the Annapurna Base camp virtually under the spectacular Machhapuchhare(Fishtail). This trek is the best destination to avoid the crowd. The trek goes through quiet stone built villages past wonderful rhododendron forests blooming in many different colours. The forest path continues until about 3,300m. On the way you can see astonishing mountain views and landscape. When the trail takes on a rugged mountains setting with spectacular views of Mardi Himal, Machhapuchhre and Annapurna south. There are simple guesthouses and Homestays along the entire route. The trail takes you to a very close distance of Mount Macchchapuchhre. The Mardi Himal provides everything like a local cultural experience, beautiful forests, hilly terrain, and panoramic views similar to classic Nepali trek.

 

Important note:

Your safety is of paramount concern while travelling with soul Himalayan treks. please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary ; however , since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions , we cannot guarantee that will not deviate from it. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to the plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

 Included

  • Airport picks up s and drops in private vehicle
  • Good hotel accommodation during the trek
  • All meal (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek
  • Farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on the comfortable private vehicle as per the
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced English speaking and government likened trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Power service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)    
  • Staffs cost including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Soul Himalaya trek bag/duffel bag, t-shirts and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permit (national park permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local tax

Excluded

  • Personal equipment for trekking
  • Personal insurance for travel to Nepal
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Emergency rescue evacuation
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping (tips) for guide and porter
  • Bar and Beverage bills

Gear list

  • Upper body layers
  • Walking t-shirts -2 merino wool, capilene or synthetic fabric over cotton t-shirt which is quick dry
  • Sleeping t-shirt -1 it can be cotton.
  • Thermal base layers top-1weight long sleeved t-shirt of merino wool or polyester, capelin or polar Tec power dry.
  • Insulating layers -1 mid weight fleece that can be worn over other layers
  • Fleece vest optional-advisable for those who feel cold
  • Rain jacket -1 essential
  • Down jacket -1 essential it’s very cold above 4,000 meter
  • Lower body layers
  • Underwear-enough for trek (notice you can wash along them along the way)
  • Hiking ttousers-2 quick dry and light weight trousers no cotton, but zip offs are good.
  • Sleeping trousers 1 light weight 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
  • Packs and bags
  • Duffle bag packs 1 to store excess luggage in at hotel. Soul Himalaya provides duffel bags for the duration of the trek. These are easier for the porters to carry.
  • Day pack with rain cover-1 to carry your personal items during the treks e.g. Camera and chocolate, water.
  • Sleeping bag-1 3 season (4 season oct-feb)
  • Compression stuff sack -1 for sleeping bags
  • Footwear
  • Trekking boots – 1 must be well worn and comfortable with ankle support.
  • Socks-3 good and warm enough and worth spending money on quantity socks.
  • Flip flops or camp shoes-1 light weight for evening use.
  • Miscellaneous items
  • Water bottles -2 (one or two liters) Nalgene or sig style or a bladder. Bladder is preferred
  • Water purification drops – 1 it is cheap and easy to buy in Kathmandu (pious)
  • Lip balm- 1 with SPF 30 greater
  • Bandana – 1 this useful for a variety of purposes.
  • Baseball head (cap) it is useful for sun during the hiking.
  • Warm woolen hat-1 it is very useful evening and morning when we hike above the 3500m.
  • Flash light or head torch-1 head light is best as it leaves your hand freehand extra batteries
  • Personal first aid kit -1 include any prescribed medication (should be your all personal medication).
  • Travel towel-1 light weight and compact.
  • Wash kit-1 travel items for the trek.

 

 

 

 

Detail Itinerary

 

 

 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu International Airport 

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.

Day 02: Trip Orientation  and Briefing at Hotel 

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.

Day 03:Drive from Kathmandu  to Pokhara 

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.

Day 04: Pokhara to Kade then onto Deurali Trek 2100m

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.

Day 05: Trek to Forest Camp 2500m

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.

Day 06: Trek to Badal Danda 3200M

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.

Day 07: Trek to High Camp  3500M

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.

Day 08: The Big to Reach and Explore  Mardi  Base Camp 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.

Day 09: Trek to Forest Camp 3/4 Hours.

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.

Day 10: Walk Down to Lowang Gurung  Village 4/5 Hours 

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.

Day 11: Back to Pokhara By Jeep 3 Hours  

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.

Day 12 : Pokhara to Chitwan National Park

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

Day 13: Chitwan National Park

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

Day 14: Chitwan National Park to Kathmandu 

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

Day 15: Departure Day & Fearwells  

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.

Cost Details

What is included?

 

  • Airport pickups and dropoffs in a private vehicle including before and after the trek
  • Tourist standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast as per the itinerary
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek as per the itinerary
  • Meals on full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner with up to 3 cups of hot drinks) during the trek
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu including for the guide) with all applicable taxes
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (eg, 6 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) with meals and accommodation.
  • Strong, experienced, porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter) with all meals, accommodation.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Comprehensive first aid medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner at a cultural restaurant in Kathmandu (Optional)
  • All government and local taxes, company service charges

 

What is not included?

  •  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)

Gear list

UPPER 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 can be cotton.
  • Thermal base layers top -1 mid weight long sleeved t-shirt of merino wool or polyester, capilene or polartec power dry. 
  • Insulating layers -1mid weight fleece that can be worn over other layers 
  • Fleece vest optional -advisable for those who feel cold 
  • Rain jacket -1 essential 
  • Down jacket -1 essential it’s very cold above 4,000 meters.

LOWER BODY LAYERS

  • Underwear - enough for trek (notice you can wash along them along the way)
  • Hiking trousers -2 quick dry and light weight trousers no cotton, but zip offs are good.
  • Sleeping trousers 1 light weight 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.
  • PACKS&BAGS
  • Duffle bag pack 1 to store excess luggage in at hotel. Soul Himalaya provides duffel bags for the duration of the trek. These are easier for the porters to carry.
  • Day pack with rain cover -1to carry 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.

FOOTWEAR 

  • Trekking boots -1 must be well worn and comfortable with ankle support.
  • Socks -3 good and warm enough and worth spending money on quality socks.
  • Flip flops or camp shoes-1 light weight for evening use.

MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS 

  • Water bottles -2 one or two liters nalgene or sig style or a bladder.  Bladders are preffered
  • Water purification drops -1 it is cheap 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. 
  • Warm woolen hat -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 weight and compact. 
  • Wash kit -1 travel items for the trek. 
  • Instant hand sanitizer -enough for trek and alcohol based for keeping your hands clean. 
  • Camera with charge and enough batteries for your treks 
  • Book or journal as you like. 
  • Pack of cards/travel board games 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 the mountains. 
  • Trekking poles optional and advisable for anyone with knee issues.
  • Gloves warm enough.  Preferably warmers as well 
  • Neck warmer \Buff. 

 

A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR AND ATTITUDE IS ESSENTIAL -DONT COME WITHOUT IT NAMASTE.

 

All of above the equipment you can get cheaply in Kathmandu. If you have any queries please feel free to ask.

                       www.soulhimalayatreks.com                                    info@soulhimalayatreks.com

 

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