Mardi Himal trek is a short, newly- explored trekking route in the Annapurna region. This trek would be the best option for those who are looking for an ‘off the beaten track’ trekking experience in the secluded part of the Annapurna region of Nepal. Very few trekkers make their way to the Mardi Himal Base Camp situated at the foothills of Mardi Peak and the spectacular Machapuchhre. The trail goes along small labyrinthine paths, through deep rhododendron forests until we climb out of the forest at an elevation of 3,310 m. The landscape changes quite unexpectedly into a rugged high mountain landscape, with tantalizing mountain views of Mardi Himal, Machapuchre, Hiunchuli, and Annapurna South. While trekking, we will pass through hidden valleys, terraced farms, sparkling rivers and local settlements where we will come across unique cultures and traditional way of life.
There is an advantage to do this trek as the trail makes a small circuit up to the base camp of Mardi Himal. When we return from the base camp we do not need to backtrack over the same path and terrain. Though this trek looks ‘off the beaten track’ you don’t need to stay in camps. Along the entire trekking route, you will find simple guesthouses and homestays where you can spend nights and get basic food. In winter most of the lodges remain closed.
9 days Mardi Himal trekking package would be a perfect holiday for beginners, family group and for those who want extraordinary experience in the Annapurna region.
Arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport where you will be welcomed by Adventure Blossom Treks & Expedition ( Pvt,) Ltd representative and transferred to your hotel. This day is simply an arrival day and there will be no organized activities. So, you will have some free time to relax or walk around for local sights. A pre-departure meeting will be held early evening and you will be introduced with your trekking guide. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Today after breakfast, we start guided sightseeing to major historical and religious sites in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites that include the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) and Buddhists shrine (Buddhanath) which is one of the largest Stupas in the world. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
On this day, Tourist Standard Bus/Car/Van/Jeeb will transfer you to Pokhara, the Lake City of Nepal. It is the starting point of treks in Annapurna region, like, Ghorepani Poon-Hill Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Ghandruk Village Trek, Khopra Dada Trek, Mardi Himal Trek etc. If time permits, evening walk to exploring Lake Side or Market surrounding there.
The first day of Trek, our destination is Deurali. After having breakfast, the trip continues with a 45 minutes car/taxi/bus ride to Phedi. The upward hike begins from here. A climb through the jungle, passing several small villages takes us to the beautiful Gurung village -Dhampus. From Dhampus, We further walk up to Deurali. The evening can be spent exploring Deurali and enjoying the views of the mountains. The night will be spent in a lodge.
Our Destination today is Forest Camp. From Deurali, we leave the Annapurna circuit trail and follow the east trail. The trail passes through the dense forest, with the intoxicated view of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. If you are lucky you might able to see some wildlife on the way. Overnight at the Forest Camp.
Our destination of the day is The High Camp from where on the clear day you could have the most spectacular view of Mardi Himal, Mt. Machhapuchhre, the Mt. Annapurna Range, and the valley named Deurali which lies on the trail of Annapurna Base Camp. After the Forest Camp we ascend towards the High Camp. Even being in the short distance the climb through the forest of Rhododendron/ Juniper is quite tough. Due to the lack of lodges on the way we need to take more water with us from Forest Camp. We first pass the low camp, and Nangee Dada to reach the high camp. The night will be spent in a tea house at the High Camp.
Our destination today is Mardi Himal Base Camp(Upper View Point). Today your Guide will knock your door early to enjoy the sunrise view of many enchanting snow-capped mountains . Today is a tough day as we need to walk on a narrow, rocky trail. After high camp, we ascend for about 4 hours to reach the Mardi Himal base camp. By enjoying the luring views from the base camp, we walk descend back to the High Camp. Overnight in tea house at the High Camp.
Our Destination today is Sidhing Village. Our trail today from High camp is mostly steep descend. We follow the Mardi Khola River through the dense forest to Sidhing. Today we will encounter few tiny settlements on the way. The night will be in a nice lodge at Sidhing.
Our destination today is Pokhara. After Sidhing, we trek down to Lumre following the river, passing few small valley of Gurung and Tamang people . From Lumre, we take a transportation i.e. Bus/Car/Van/Jeep/Taxi as per group size to Pokhara. Transfer to Tourist Standard Hotel, hot shower and refresh. Exploring the Lake Side in the evening. Overnight at Hotel.
You will be driven back to Kathmandu from Pokhara by Tourist Bus/Car/Van. Transfer to Hotel, rest and refresh. About evening you have short meeting with Office Team to say goodbye and thank you for your noble efforts by being a parts of Adventure Blossom's family.
We will drop you to the International airport to catch your flight back to your home and wish for your safe journey.