Mardi Himal base camp trek
Mardi Himal base camp trek is the newest travel destination and best Eco-tourism trekking trail in central Nepal in the Annapurna region. This trekking area is well famous for world amateur adventure lovers. Trek to Mardi Himal is a quite interesting and wonderful panoramic view from the high camp. The high of the high camp is around (3,582 m), from here you will have great views including Mt: Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna south, Machhapuchhare, and Lamjung Himal it is not a big mountain but it’s really unexpectedly forceful High wall.
Mardi Himal base camp trekking trails go through along the small path of supernatural Rhododendron forest till the climb up to around (3,200 m). Mardi Himal is considered to be an ideal introduction to trekking in the high Himalayas, above all if you have limited time available. If you have no previous experience of high altitudes, it is necessary as every safety measure will be taken to guarantee slow but sure and careful acclimatization during the trek to the mountain. The variety of Mardi Himal trekking is in the forest and wilderness region of these mountains.
This trekking follows the least trodden trail away from the trekker’s madding crowd with and fundamental nature of discovery. Mardi Himal is the name known as the aspect of the lengthy rising ridge and its peak that from the southwesterly inferior hill of Mt: fishtail (“Machhapuchhare”), the well-known skyline mountain that can be seen from the complete region of Pokhara valley. Normally the Mardi Himal trekking is a smaller amount touristic trekking path in the Annapurna area.
- Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car
- 2 nights' accommodation in Kathmandu Tourist Standard Hotel with BB plan
- 2 nights accommodation in Pokhara tourist standard hotel with a BB plan.
- 3 Meals breakfast, lunch, and dinner, accommodations during the trek.
- Kathmandu City Tours with a tour guide, privet car/van.
- experienced, English speaking Guide, and porters.
- accommodation, salary, equipment's and their insurance.
- All grounded transportation by tourist bus or private car/van.
- First Aid Kit, and all necessary permits.
- Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
- Travel insurance, International airfare.
- Items of personal expenses like tea, coffee, alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, etc.
- Nepal entry visa fee you can issue on your arrival at Kathmandu Airport.
- Nepalese Embassies overseas on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in KTM.
- Helicopter Rescue if incase an Emergency.
- All the meals while you are in Kathmandu.
- Tips for trekking staff and drivers.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu international airport (1,350m). (Hotel B.B Plan)
Day 02: Drive to the beautiful Leisure City of Pokhara (910m). (Hotel B.B Plan)
Day 03: Drive to Kande and trek to Pothana (1,700m). (Full board meal)
Day 04: Trek from Pothana to Forest Camp (2,500m). (Full board meal)
Day 05: Trek from Forest camp to high Camp (3,991m). (Full board meal)
Day 06: Trek from High Camp to mardi base came (4450m).then back down to low camp (Full board meal)
Day 07: Trek from low camp to Siding village (1,700m) then dive back to pokhara (900m) with BB plan..
Day 08: From PKR we drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 09: final Departure day trip to end .
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu international airport (1,350m). (Hotel B.B Plan)
Your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport and our guide pick up you and transfer to the hotel by private vehicle. After you freshness, you can visit the office meet your guide and talk about the program evening welcome dinner overnight hotel with bed and breakfast plan.
Day 02: Drive to beautiful Leisure City of Pokhara (910m). (Hotel B.B Plan)
Early morning drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, by tourist bus it takes 6-7 hours. Today you can enjoy the view of the countryside of our Nepal. This day you can also enjoy the view of popular rafting river Trishuli. On the way, you will stop for the lunch after reaching Pokhara transfers to hotel overnight at hotel with B, B plan.
Day 03: Drive to Kande and trek to Pothana (1,700m).3/4hrs
This day after breakfast drive from Pokhara to Kande by private vehicle and hiking to Pothana. From the Kande, the trail leads you ascending path till to Australian camp which is a beautiful small settlement it lies in over the hill present amazing view of Pokhara valley and picturesque view of Mt. Fishtail. After enjoying the view continue trek to Pothana overnight at lodge.
Day 04: Trek from Pothana to Forest Camp (2,500m).5/6hrs
Today trails lead you on the wilderness, from the beginning trail goes gradually ascending passing through beautiful Rhododendron, Oak and Hemlock forest if weather support can see the stunning view of Mt. Annapurna range. This trail is very good for the Bird watcher, you can sport many verities of the bird species including rarest Bird “Satyr tragopan” overnight Lodge Camp.
Day 05: Trek from Forest camp to high camp (4100m). 5/6 hrs
Today trails go towards to the Lower camp passing through changed flora with Mosses and lichen, hardy evergreen hierarchy woods. After lunch we can walk in hill side we can see the left and wright side views mountain annapurna rainge .and if clear whether we can see pokhara as well and laft side mount annapurna soouth and himchuli north towards the closest view of Mt. Fishtail, overnight at lodge.
Day 06: Trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4,450m) and back to low camp. 4/5hrs
Today is the main day of the trek, you can have early breakfast and heading towards Mardi Himal base camp (5,000 meters) top from where you can see the best sunrise view gold ray over the Himalaya. The trails are always steep ascending passing through grassy land. To reach the base camp it takes around 3 hours from there you can have the best Panorama views including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna range, Manaslu with Ganesh Himal. After enjoying the view return to the high camp bit a rest then heading down to low camp overnight at lodge.
Day 07: Trek from low camp to Siding village (1,700m). 3/4hrs
This is the biggest day to descend Siding village around 2000 meters passing through grassy land and dense forest along the Mardi Khola river bank. Just below the village you can see the beautiful terraced fields and exciting suspension bridges .we have lunch stop in siding village then drived back to pokhara over night at hotel with BB plan.
Day 08; early morning deiving or fly back to kathmandu overnight at hotel with BB pla.
from pokhara 200 km drive to kathmandu bye tourist bus .is takes 6/7 hours .
Day 09; Final Departure day trip to end.
Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is adventure travel in a remote mountain region, we cannot guarantee it! Weather conditions and the health of trekkers can all contribute to changes. The guides and their Sherpa assistants will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary.
Experience Required: This Trek is suitable for keen walkers who are able to walk for 6 – 7 hours in a day, with a light rucksack. Some of the days are quite long, and the walking feels more strenuous at altitude. Generally, the trail is a good track, but occasionally it will be uneven and rocky.
Food & Accommodation: You will be accommodated in the tea house & during trekking. Tea houses are simple, local-run guesthouses with twin-share or single rooms. Toilets and showers are of varying standards.
Typical food available for lunch and dinner is Nepali rice & lentils, pasta, potato dishes, soups, or pizzas. Delicious pancakes, porridge, toast, and eggs are the main breakfast fare, while tea, coffee, and hot chocolate are always available. You will probably be pleasantly surprised at the variety of food at the lodges.
What about our luggage?
1 Porter will be shared between 2 participants, they take a maximum load of 12kgs per participant.
You may keep things you will not use on the trek at our hotel in Kathmandu.
What will the temperature be like?
Basically, the atmospheric temperature fluctuates between -10 to 25 degrees throughout the day.
When we are trekking, the temperature would be on the high. For trekking, our concerns are focused on sun and wind exposure. To protect yourselves, you can wear long trekking pants or convertibles, in case it gets too warm, and a dry-fit long sleeve top and have the rain shell or outer waterproof layer accessible.
You’ll need your fleece or maybe the down jackets for those who are more afraid of cold when we reach the lodgings or at night to keep warm.
How much money should we bring?
You will need to carry Nepali Rupee if you decide you want to more shower than 3 times or have additional hot water on the trek. At the trekking lodges, you may wish to buy specialty menu items as well, or pick up souvenirs on the trek. Shopping can be done on your last day in the Thamel area.
What about Acute Mountaineering Sickness (AMS)?
AMS occurs to different people differently at different altitudes due to our tolerance level.
Signs of AMS include Dizziness, Nausea, Loss of Appetite, Fatigue or weakness, Shortness of breath, Drowsiness, and Fluctuation.
Peripheral Edema (Swelling of extremities)
Fluctuation in body temperature
Prevention of AMS:
Adequate REST prior to the trip.
Adequate HYDRATION during the trek or activity. (It is alright to keep going to the look, it is good for you)
Adequate SALT AND SUGAR in your bloodstream. (Basically, EAT)
Adequate WARMTH. (Keep yourself warm and try to not lose as much heat as possible to maintain bodily functions)
PROPER BREATHING. (Breathe deep into the diaphragm, breathe slow and steady. Breathe through your nose. Do not pant.)
PROPER EXERTION. (Go at a constant, manageable pace, do not chase after the person in front, and try not to keep stopping and starting)
All in all, sound out when you do not feel well. We are only human.