• 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 Trek

Trip Overview

Located at the east of the ABC trek, the Mardi Himal Trek is one of the jeweled trekking regions in Nepal. With the awe inspiring views of Mardi Himal, Machapuchre, Annapurna South and Hiunchuli, the Mardi Himal trek is fulfilling in itself. The excursion of the intriguing wilderness, the tranquil Mardi Himal Base camp, the stunning flora and fauna blotched in a few areas, and the warm guesthouses and homestays add up to the thrill of the trek.

Moving alongsmall winding paths blanketed with rhododendron forest, only a hand full of tourists make their way towards the Mardi Himal Trek making it even more cryptic, undisturbed and hypnotic. After an elevation of 3300 m, the landscape drastically changes to a dry and jagged Himalayan setting with the mesmerizing views of the dominant Mardi Himal, Machapuchre, Annapurna South and Hiunchuli. Climbing the Mardi Himal Base Camp from the High Camp gives an exceptional view of the legendary Annapurna Range. The warm and friendly people offering homestays and guesthouses add to the reputation of the Mardi Himal Trek.

The carefully drafted 10 day itinerary offered by SOUL HIMALAYA TEKS AND TOURS guarantees safety amidst the  worth-while time for both the veteran trekkers and the amateur and fervent trekkers who want to embark on an cheerytrek towards the stimulating and fascinatingMardi Himal.

 

TRIP ITINERAY

TRIP ITINERAY

Day 1: Flight Kathmandu – Pokhara (or drive 7 hrs) – drive to Kande (1 hrs) – trek to Pitam-Deurali (2100 m) 2.5 hrs

Day 2: Pitam-Deurali (2100 m) – Forest Camp (2550 m) 4-5 hrs

Day 3: Forest Camp (2550 m) – Low Camp (2990 m) 3 hrs

Day 4: Low Camp (2990 m) – High Camp (3580 m) 3 hrs

Day 5: Day hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500 m) and return to High Camp (3580 m) 6-7 hrs

Day 6: High Camp (3580 m) – Sidhing (1850 m) 6 hrs

Day 7: Sidhing (1850 m) – Lumre 3 hrs – drive to Pokhara 3 hrs

Day 8: Flight or bus Pokhara – Kathmandu

INFORMATION ABOUT TRIP

INFORMATION ABOUT TRIP

Accommodations

In Kathmandu, we will have a 3-star hotel room which will be shared in a twin-share basis and will have a supplement of breakfast alongside. The rooms will have attached bathrooms and will have all the facilities that will at least help you have a semi-urban experience judging from where you come. But, during the trek, we will have to forfeit the luxury of a 3-star hotel in the pursuit of what nature has in store for us and travel through the wildlands in local teahouses, which will be very comforting as well but just not luxurious enough in terms of the facilities provided.

Meals

We can have a myriad a local and international cuisines to choose from during the trek though the list of meals will not be as elaborate as you might think, but still we do have options and they surely do taste awesome. We are very careful for providing you with food that is both hygienic and heavy for sustaining your energy throughout the trek. All kinds of meal fall under the package costs during the trek except for when you stay in Kathmandu where we will only be able to offer the breakfast. And, we will also end our lovely soulful trekking experience with a lovely farewell dinner at the end of our trek in Kathmandu.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

Though it might seem very daunting in the face of it, but we are pretty sure an average human being with average walking capability will be able to complete the trek with no trouble. Our guides are very supportive in terms of your walking abilities during the trek and if needed, s/he will change the entire trek stuructre for you as well. (But, that will come alongside its own repercussions, like longer trekking days). Walking in higher altitude will surely be more tiresome than in lower altitude but the transition between the two will be as smooth as possible. We do recommend to consult with your personal doctor before making the trip though just to make sure.   consult your doctor(s) before the trip.

Trip Start Dates and Cost

We have a perfectly customisable trip flexibilty depending upon your preferred dates and times. We are extremely you-specific in providing our services because we think that is what ultimately matters at the end of the day, how much you enjoy the trip.

Additional Information    

We will be more than happy to discuss whatever aspects you find confusing in mail or directly in phone if you prefer.

Visa Information 

Tribhuvan International Airport is the only international airport of Nepal. Immigration Office, TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) under Department of Immigration has been facilitating tourists flying to Nepal by providing Visa on Arrival. 'On Arrival' visa procedure is very quick and simple. You can expect some queues during peak Tourist season. If you wish to skip those queues, you can also consider getting Visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed abroad prior to your arrival. Choice is yours.

If you have obtained visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions, then you must enter Nepal within six months from the visa issued date. Your total stay is counted starting from the day you enter into Nepal.

Visas obtained on Arrival at the Entry and Exit points are 'Tourist Visas'.  They bear multiple Re entry facility. Tourist Visa 'On Arrival' is the only entry visa to Nepal. If you are visiting Nepal for the purposes other than Tourism (sightseeing, tour, travel, mountaineering, trekking, visiting friends and families), you should still get ' Tourist Visa' to get into the country.  However, you must change the category of visa as per your purpose and length of stay in Nepal from Department of Immigration by producing required documents.

Nationals of designated countries are requested to acquire Visa prior their arrival from their nearby Diplomatic missions (Embassies/consulates) of Nepal Government.  

Please follow these simple procedures for Tourist Visa on Arrival at the airport (TIA)  if you have not acquired Visa prior to boarding the plane.  

You can visit online information for visa: http://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/content/visa-information.html                For tourist visa application link: http://ttp://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa  

 

BEST TREK SEASON

BEST TREK SEASON

Generally the two best known trekking season of Nepal are after falls and after winter. The month mid of the September to mid of December is considered as the best trekking season in Himalayas. During this time period, the condition of the weather is neither hot nor cold so the mountains are visible crystal clear. Another best season for trekking on Nepal is after winter. Due to the sun the climate gets warmer in spring time and trekkers can enjoy the comfortable climate condition. 
 
#Autumn (September-November)
This season is considered as the best trekking season for the trekking in Nepal. Fall season is held on the month of September, October and November. During this time period of season, it offers excellent weather and breath-taking mountain views and making it a good time for trekking. The sky is generally clear which helps to offer outstanding views. 
 
#Winter (December-February)
The days are clear in winter season in Nepal. December, January and February months are cold days in mountain. During this season in Nepal it usually snow fall in the higher altitude with colder temperatures. Hence, if you are looking for suitable time period and incredible scenery, this would be a great time to Trek in lower elevations. 
 
#Spring (March-May)
Spring season in Nepal is one of the most beautiful time period for trekking and mountain climbing. This season offers varieties of flora blossoming of giant rhododendrons above 3000m. During this time higher altitude trekking are more comfortable and provides excellent mountains view. 
 
#Summer (June-August)
The main rainy season month in Nepal is June, July and August. Due to the heavy rainfall the trekking condition on this time period is unfavorable. However this season is ideal for trekking in Tibet and the regions of Nepal connected to Tibet and parts of Nepal like Mustang and Dolpo regions which are alternative behind Himalayas.

 

DAY TOURS

DAY TOURS

Kathmandu, the city of temples and pilgrimages, is incredibly rich in historic as well as well cultural diversity. This city is filled with temples and remains of the Hindu and Buddhist religious sites. These religious sites and cultural diversity makes Kathmandu unique city and stepping into Kathmandu is like coming altogether to a different world.Traveling in Kathmandu is like traveling in the Gods own kingdom. The temples and traditional monuments keep you wondering that may be god himself lived here centuries ago. Kathmandu is a big city yet you can capture the most of Kathmandu in a single day.

#Pashupatinath Temple Tours 

Pashupatinath means "the load of the animals". This temple is the biggest temple in Nepal and is one of the four most important religious sites of Asia. The temple is dedicated to the Hindu God Lord Shiva and is one of the most ancient temples of Nepal built in the 5th Century. This religious site is believed to have existed from the beginning of the millennium when the Shiva Lingam was discovered here. Pashupatinath is situated on the banks of the holy Bagmati river. It is believed that taking a bath in the Bagmati river will help people cleanse soul so thousand and devotees can be seen taking a bath on the bank of this holy river.

#Boudhha Stupa Tour

What do you get to do here? Circle the gigantic stupa while rotating the prayer wheels. Climb the white dome to view the entire square. Visit Bouddhanath at night to see 100 of burning candles and lamps being lit. Shop in the vendors around the stupa and find a perfect souvenir for yourself.

Boudhanath was built in the 14th century and after the arrival of Tibetans following in the year 1959, this stupa has been the center place of the Tibetan Buddhism. Today it is a place for medication, pilgrimage, and a popular tourist site. From the top, Bouddhanath stupa looks like a giant mandala. In all the Tibetan mandalas, four of the Dhyani Buddhas mark the cardinal points, with the fifth, Vairocana, enshrined in the center (in the white hemisphere of the stupa). The five Buddha represents the five elements (earth, water, fire, air, and ether) which are represented in the stupa's architecture.

#Bhaktapur Tours 

Bhaktapur, a city where the past breathes into the present. This glorious city used to be the ruling throne of the Kathmandu valley until the ruling king, Yakshya Malla, divided the valley among his three sons. This division in the kingdom broke the unity among the bothers which lead to fall of the kingdom in the hands of the Shah dynasty ruler from Gorkha. Before the kingdom was lost to the Shah dynasty kings, the kingdom was especially renowned for its Malla Yuddha which was a fierce combat between the two wrestlers. Hence one can observe the idols of the muscular wrestles as the trademark of the city. These carved wrestles are found in the various temples as the guardian of the and the Gods.

 

Fixed Departures

GROUP TOURS

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11th March, 2019 18th March, 2019

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US$ 1,200

15th April, 2019 22nd April, 2019

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US$ 1,240

11th April, 2019 18th April, 2019

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US$ 1,250

  • Trip start: 11th March, 2019
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  • Trip end: 18th April, 2019
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  • Price: From US$ 1,250

Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Flight Kathmandu – Pokhara (or drive 7 hrs) – drive to Kande (1 hrs) – trek to Pitam-Deurali (2100 m) 2.5 hrs

Day 2: Pitam-Deurali (2100 m) – Forest Camp (2550 m) 4-5 hrs

Day 3: Forest Camp (2550 m) – Low Camp (2990 m) 3 hrs

Day 4: Low Camp (2990 m) – High Camp (3580 m) 3 hrs

Day 5: Day hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500 m) and return to High Camp (3580 m) 6-7 hrs

Day 6: High Camp (3580 m) – Sidhing (1850 m) 6 hrs

Day 7: Sidhing (1850 m) – Lumre 3 hrs – drive to Pokhara 3 hrs

Day 8: Flight or bus Pokhara – Kathmandu

Cost Details

What is included?

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Good hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Farewell dinners.
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Toiurist Buse or car or zeep  (Kathmandu- Pkhara -Kathmandu)
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • soul himalaya trek  bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

What is not included?

  • Personal equipment for trekking
  • Personal Insurance for travel to Nepal
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping (Tips) for guide & porter
  • Bar & Beverage bills

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

 

FROM US

$1,150

8 days

Trip at-a- Glance

  •    Country: Nepal
  •    Trip grade: Easy
  •    Destination: Annapurna region
  •    Activities: Trekking and Cultural Hike
  •    Accommodation: Two night hotel in Kathmandu BF and local guest houses during the trek.
  •    Meals: included during the trek
  •    Maximum altitude: 4500m
  •    Group size: 2 min
  •    Best Season: Spring And Atum

Trip Higlights

The view of the Annapurna Base Camp from Mardi Himal.
The hike off the beaten path through the terraced fields and forests of rhododendrons.
An approach to the mountain in 14 days.
The night homestay siding, village authentic Gurung.

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