Mardi Himal Trek lies on the famous Annapurna region of mid- hill Nepal with easy access to the starting & ending point. This newly opened trekking trail is decorated with breathtaking view of great Himalayas encompassed with awesome landscape & raging rivers that passes through the typical villages. The Mardi Himal Trek also considered as off the beaten path trek that offers less number of visitors compare to other trails of same region but absolutely brilliant trek for Mountain vista with blossoming rhododendron forest and many dainty settlements & village.
You will be easily encountered with locals & observe the day to day life of the people blessed to live on such a peace of heaven on earth. This stunningly beautiful trek is good for the beginner as well as family with juniors and senior citizens. This easy but full of character trek would be a best option for the people wish to escape with crowed, but your satisfaction will not be limited. Come on & join us for this marvelous Mardi Himal Trek & experience the difference into the Himalayan corner !
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Arrival in Kathmandu at anytime according to your flight schedule. Upon arrival, you will be greeted & welcome by our representative at arrival exit gate & transfer to Hotel, a briefing will be given on following day program. We do not have any specific activities planned for today. Later check in, refresh & enjoy looking around nearby area on own, O/N hotel in Kathmandu
In the morning our guide will meet you at hotel & deliver the trip briefing, check your trekking gears, necessary stuffs & help to arrange if anything missing. You can interact & ask any information if you have. He will be happy to share his knowledge. Later proceed for guided cultural tour around the historical UNESCO World Heritage sites of Kathmandu: Kathmandu Durbar Area-the former Royal palace complex that holds several Temples, Monuments & old Palace with full of traditional arts & cultural marks. Kumari Temple (The living Goddess residence) is major highlight of this area. Next we visit Bouddhanath Stupa– probably the biggest Stupa of its kind in the world. We can find large Tibetan population around the stupa as people consider this as Tibetan Stupa. More than 50 Tibetan Monasteries lies nearby this Stupa & offers wonderful atmosphere around the area. Later we visit Swyambhunath Stupa– is another highly respected Buddhist site in Kathmandu. Located over a ridge in the north- west corner of city, Swayambhunath (Self- existed) Stupa offers breathtaking views of Kathmandu Valley, green hills & mountains in the distance. Widely popular as Monkey Temple among foreigner, a large number of Monkey make their home around the Stupa & surrounding Jungle; O/N hotel in Kathmandu
Breakfast at hotel then drive approx 6 hours to Pokhara by SIC Coach- A popular town on the lap of Himalayas & Lakes. On the way enjoy beautiful landscape, scattered village, Local market place & Revarine valley. Arrival, Check in, Leisure & stroll around the market place or Lake, O/N at hotel in Pokhara
After Breakfast we take a short drive (half an hour) to Trekking starting Point called Phedi & commence trekking towards Pothana crossing permit check point, beautiful Dhampus village, awesome terraced farmland with awesome views of local village & Annapurna Himalayan Range, O/N at Local lodge
Breakfast & commence trekking with wonderful views & wonderful landscape. Enjoy the great time all the way crossing many local village & talking with small kinds on the way. Arrival Forest Camp & leisure or looking around, O/N at Local lodge
Today the trails continues towards the Low Camp along the Rhododendron forest, covered with bush, lichen & tree ferns. You will allured with the views of Himalayas along the way, O/N at Local lodge
About an hour or so above Low Camp, the trail breaks out above the tree line and towards the west- there is a good view of the Annapurna South and the Hiunchuli. The trail continues along the Mardi Himal ridge mainly on grass with some isolated rhododendron bushes along the way. Look out for the colorful Danphe pheasants on this section of the trail to High Camp. Views from this point is simply superb as Annapurna South, Fishtail, Hiuchuli & several others are just like a mirror at your fore front, O/N at Local lodge
Wake up early for stunning Sunrise over the mountain, take quick breakfast, then walk up towards the Mardi Himal along the ridge. There is a narrow trail but well enough to walk along as we can see cattle grazing in the pasture. During the summer, herders brought up cattle for graze there & set up several huts as we see walk past the way. Approx three hours of wonderful walk you will arrive Upper view point at 4200m. This is where your ultimate dream is gonna realize as you can overwhelmed to see panoramic views of Annapurna Sanctuary. Later walk down to High camp for overnight stay at local lodge
On our return, we take another route making it like a circuit. Few hours of wonderful down hill walking we will arrive Siding village. The village is a symbol of traditional Nepali village still keeping its faces as typical as it was in the past and away from the modern theme, O/N at Local lodge
Today is the final day of walking & we are heading to Pokhara. As we leave siding will cross couple of nice typical village & arrive Lumre. Will catch a Jeep & drive back to Pokhara in less than an hour, O/N at hotel in Pokhara
After B/F at hotel, drive back to Kathmandu on Tourist on SIC Coach. Leisure or looking around local market for last minute shopping or personal activities on own, O/N hotel in Kathmandu
(Note: Can take flight to return Kathmandu instead of drive | Cost extra !)
Breakfast at hotel, enjoy till airport time & transfer to Airport on time for your final departure. Your wonderful Nepal trekking holiday has come to the pleasant end, fly home with great memories to cherish through the lifetime…
This is just a template itinerary we offer on our site. However, we are happy to modify the trip according to your interest & choice. Please feel free to write if you wish to shorten, extend or adding more places of interest. We take no time to modify at the best of your interest & comfort.
|Sep to Dec | Mar- May
|02 to 12
|Hotel/ Lodge/ Guest House
|Car/ Van/ Bus
|Nepali/ Gurung/ Magar
|Culture, Landscape, Remote Village, Hills, Lakes & Mountains
|Kathmandu- Pokhara- Pothana- Low Camp- High Camp- Siding- Pokhara- KTM
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I have taken Chitwan Wildlife Safari as a family vacation with my two little girls & hubby in early October. The time is perfect to visit this famous National park probably the best animal sighting safari in south Asia. The day we arrive Chitwan is bit late and couldn’t do much. However, our wildlife excursion begins early morning following day as we ride giant Elephant and explore the deep Jungle. My girls are really curious to encounter with Rhinoceros as they always talks about it’s horn (nose) rise above the mouth & bending skins. They wish to see it live.
Luckily, we saw a mother & baby taking sunbath on the bush within 15 minutes ride inside National Park. As we proceed, saw several species of Deer, sloth Bear, Peacock, Mars crocodile, reptiles, birds & many more during our 3 our trip. Later, we have another experience while crossing the Rapti River on a small Canoe where two Crocodile was just a meters away, but they looks calm & relaxed. We ended up the day by observing Tharu Cultural show where they usually perform with sticks & fire. Final day we have Jeep Safari deep into the National park with more animal sights, beautiful Lakes and of course dense forest & exotic plants.
All in all this is perfect family vacation for us. This trip is choice of my bigger girls & hope they enjoy the vacation & learn much about the wildlife & mother nature… Thanks Himalaya Trekking for organizing the fabulous trip to us… Cheers !
I have planned a Mardi Himal Trek in Nepal with some colleague in October. The Himalaya Trekking drive you away from the main path to isolated areas of the Annapurna Himalayas. fabulous landscapes on the walks along the high ridges of Mardi and Fishtail mountain. Walk from lower and rice fields to reach higher alpine hills covered with thick dense forests of tall rhododendrons, oak and magnolia pines and fir lines. We are more than happy to recommend RAM & his team for an incredible panoramic tour of the Annapurna peaks with close views of Mardi and Fishtail Mountain. They are fantastic to fulfill your desire & no words to describe the natural vistas you have in Nepal.
We did the “BEST OF NEPAL” tour with Himalaya Trekking company and had such a wonderful time. Ram’s planning to the whole trip was excellent, making everything seems easy. He was very patient handling all the changes I had made in dates, hotels, etc. His guides were very informative and decent and his driver was safe and always on time.
Would definitely use them on my next trip.