• Easy
  • 4,450 M
  • 6 Days Tea House
  • 5 Days Hotel Days
  • 7 Days Trekking Days

Mardi Himal Trek is a short and adventurous trekking route to the lowest and least visited Mt. Mardi Himal in the Annapurna region. Mardi Himal is situated just to the south of Mt. Machhapuchhre which is popularly known as Fishtail Mountain. Few trekkers have visited the valley and the ridge to the south of Mardi Himal.

 

Mardi Himal trek also offers the golden sunrise view over the famous mountain Machhapuchare and leave you breathless moment. Machhapuchhre or Fishtail Mountain is sacred to the Queen of Nepal and has never been climbed. Your trek in the Annapurna region will show you this most picturesque of all peaks from many different angles.

New Mardi Himal Trek is the name of the long rising ridge and its summit at 5,580 m, that forms the southwesterly slope of Mt. Machhapuchhre immediately below its sheer south face. Machhapuchhre towers majestically over the very good valley in Pokhara is best known as Fishtail Mountain because of its twin peaks that mirror the image of the fishtail. It is superbly beautiful and is considered sacred, so no permits have yet been issued to climb this mountain.

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Day to day schedule to Nepal: 12d Mardi Himal Trek

  • Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu and transfer to hotel o/n in Hotel +D

    On your arrival at the airport, we will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel.

  • Day 02: Kathmandu o/n in Hotel +O

    The very next morning, after breakfast you will be taken for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You can visit center of pilgrimage Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient and essentially enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhnath might make you feel calm and peace.

  • Day 03: Drive or fly to Pokhara o/n in Hotel +O

    Today after having breakfast, we take 30 minutes flight over the himalayas or we take the private vehicle to Pokhara. On route to pokhara we explore Kulintar to visit Manakamana holy place and darsan with cable car and then continue drive to Pokhara. In afternoon you are free to explore the pokhara.

  • Day 04: Drive to Phedi about 45 mins and trek to Pothana (1950m, 4hrs, 20 km) o/n in Guest house +O+L+D

    Today after breakfast we drive to Phedi. From Phedi trail start ascending through jungle and highland rice fields generally walk up to the valley of Dhampus and Pothana with exploring. The area is inhabited by Brahmins, Chhetris and few Gurungs. Crossing the dirt road a couple of times and stone staircases makes the trail more adventuring. The spectacular panoramic view of Annapurna Himalayan range makes your trip much greater.

  • Day 05: Trek to Forest Camp (2500m, 5 hrs, 10 km) o/n in Guest house +O+L+D

    Trek start through gradually up with forest and rocky wall, exploring view of Machhapuchhare and Annapurna Himal.

  • Day 06: Trek to Low camp (3150m, 4/5 hrs) o/n in Guest house +O+L+D

    As we climb, the flora has turned to classic ‘cloud forest’ with mosses and lichen, tree ferns and orchids hosted by the hardier trees. There are windows in the woods that look out onto the thrilling panorama – close up dramatic scenery of sacred Mt. Machhapuchhare, Mardi Himal and Annapurna chains.

  • Day 07: Trek to High Camp (3580m, 4 hrs) o/n in Guest house +O+L+D

    Just a short, steep climb and we are out of the forest. A ridge, now grassy and sometimes under snow, takes us up to High Camp. Annapurna South seems near enough to throw a rock at and Machhapuchare itself close enough to touch.

  • Day 08: Trek Mardi Himal Base Camp (4,450m, 6hrs) o/n in Guest house +O+L+D

    Our breakfast will be earlier than usual. Then we take a packed lunch as we are hiking to Mardi Himal base camp. The great ice fields and blue glaciers of the Sanctuary Wall lie below. Annapurna I, highest of all is beyond, and around us, and an arc from horizon to horizon, from Dhaulagiri to the Ganesh Himal, are a dozen or more glistening snow-bound giants. And return back to High Camp.

  • Day 09: High Camp to Siding Village (1280m, 6/7 hrs) o/n in Guest house +O+L+D

    After breakfast, today Trail descent down approximately 1600m from High camp with different route then previous route. Trail lead through shade of the forest, terrace field and walk along the banks of Mardi Khola to hill side village of Siding Village.

  • Day 10: Trek and drive to Pokhara(6 hrs) o/n in Hotel +O+L+D

    Today we trek about 4 hrs and 2 hrs drive to pokhara. The path from Siding now follows the contour of the river valley gradually down between the pastures and through Tamang and Gurung villages.

  • Day 11: Drive or Fly to Kathmandu, Take a 25 minutes flight or 6/7 hour Drive. +O

    You can take a flight or drive by tourist bus/Private car to Kathmandu. At the evening you can have your last night in Nepal enjoying the Nepali cultural dinner show, taking some beautiful snaps and making up your mind for the returning journey. (Or stay longer for short tours such as drives at National parks, rafting, Tibet tours, mountain biking etc).
    You can have a greetings exchanging among friends and buy some souvenirs.

  • Day 12: Departure +O

    Today after breakfast you are free until the time of your departure to the onward destination.

What is included?

  • Arrival and transfer transport from to international and domestic airport in Kathmandu
  • Hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Government licensed guide for sightseeing in Kathmandu valley
  • Government licensed trekking guide and porters during trekking
  • 3 meals a day during trekking (B, L, D)
  • Staff insurance, pension fund, wages, equipment and local transport
  • Trekking permit and conservation fee
  • Accommodation in lodge, guesthouse and hotel
  • Transport from Kathmandu to Pokhara with tourist bus

What is excluded?

  • Travel insurance incl. Repatriation by helicopter rescue in case of emergency
  • International Airfare
  • Personal expenses and tips for staff
  • Nepal visa fee USD 40 for 30 days and 4 passport sized pict
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Monument entrance fees during sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Any extra services which is not included above

Trip Customization

All our programs are just one example of what is possible. Himalayan Leaders since 1989 (!) Experience in organizing tailor made tours. Therefore, contact us for your personal desire program! Send us an email  and we are glad to help!

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Best Season
March to June
September to November

What is included?

  • Arrival and transfer transport from to international and domestic airport in Kathmandu
  • Hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Government licensed guide for sightseeing in Kathmandu valley
  • Government licensed trekking guide and porters during trekking
  • 3 meals a day during trekking (B, L, D)
  • Staff insurance, pension fund, wages, equipment and local transport
  • Trekking permit and conservation fee
  • Accommodation in lodge, guesthouse and hotel
  • Transport from Kathmandu to Pokhara with tourist bus

What is excluded?

  • Travel insurance incl. Repatriation by helicopter rescue in case of emergency
  • International Airfare
  • Personal expenses and tips for staff
  • Nepal visa fee USD 40 for 30 days and 4 passport sized pict
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Monument entrance fees during sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Any extra services which is not included above

Trip Customization

All our programs are just one example of what is possible. Himalayan Leaders since 1989 (!) Experience in organizing tailor made tours. Therefore, contact us for your personal desire program! Send us an email  and we are glad to help!

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