Tour Details

  • 11 Days(s)

  • professional Trekking Guide

  • English, Chinese, French

  • 4,500m

overview

Mardi Himal Trek takes us to the less-traveled path of the Annapurna region which has been gaining popularity among trekker last few years. This is a great route for those you love to walk along a solitary trail that has to offer amazing views of the snowy peaks of the Himalayas. This will be an amazing natural as well as cultural exploration and experience journey. 

This trekking journey moves along the lush green valleys, meadows, dense forests, pristine streams as well as waterfalls and picturesque mountain sceneries. This path is less crowded and has to offer solitude all the way.  This trek begins from the city of lakes, Pokhara. We walk across rhododendron, pine and juniper forests, and many rivers. We get the chance to see the Mount Annapurna ranges, Hiunchuli, Dhaulagiri, and Fishtail. This is a great trekking option to enjoy the scenic beauty of the Himalayas, the wildlife as well as vegetations along with the rich culture of the local people who occupy the nearby villages. We walk past the alpine forests, pasturelands and across several beautiful villages.

Tour Highlights

  • Picturesque view of sunrise and sunset from the High Camp
  • Diverse landscape, culture, lush green rhododendron forest in spring (March)
  • Amazing views of the Annapurna south, Mardi Himal, Fishtail and Himal Chuli
  • Unique flora and fauna along the path
  • Beautiful rhododendron forest from Pothana to Low Camp

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Itinerary

  • 1 day
  • 3 Star Hotel

You will be received by our representative at the airport who will transfer you to your hotel conveniently. After you take rest and relax, you will be briefed about the trekking journey at our office. You will be introduced to the trekking leader where you can discuss the equipment necessary and the trek permits. If you arrive late to Kathmandu, you will be given the briefing on the following day after breakfast. Overnight stay at the hotel in Kathmandu.

  • 6 to 7 hrs
  • 3 Star Hotel

After breakfast, you will be taken to Pokhara either by flight or drive.  After we reach Pokhara, you get transferred to the hotel. In the evening, you can go for boating in Phewa Lake where you can relish the sight of the Annapurna range which is reflected in the pristine water of the lake as well. Overnight stay in Pokhara at a hotel.

  • 6 to 7 hrs
  • Guest House

We move towards Phedi which will be a thirty minutes drive. As we start our trek, we move up the hill on stone-filled steps on the road. Dhampus lies on the top of a ridge around five hundred meters above. This place is occupied by Gurung, Chettri, and Brahmins. W cross-stone staircases as well as a rugged road enjoying the views of the Annapurna range.

  • 6 Hours
  • None

We walk for around six hours on this day. We move across the lush green forest with rhododendron, birch, hemlock, maple, daphnia, and oak.  We do camping for overnight stay.

  • 6 to 7 hrs
  • Guest House

On this day, we walk along a forest filled with tree ferns, lichen, mosses, and orchids on trees. W catch glimpses of the amazing panorama from the forest.  We also witness the views of the Mt. Mardi, Machhapuchhre and Annapurna ranges.

  • 4 to 5 hrs
  • Guest House

Early in the morning, w get breakfast and start our journey to get to the highest point of our trek. If weather and other circumstances allow we climb till 15000/16000 feat. We move along ice fields and glaciers of Annapurna that are below us. We will witness an unforgettable scenic view here. We retrace our steps back to the camp later in the evening.

  • 1 day
  • Guest House

We rest on this day as we have covered a lot of distance on previous days. We have short hikes to the nearby areas which give us time to explore the surrounding.

  • 6 to 7 hrs
  • Guest House

After having breakfast, we continue our journey and move down to the forest and on terraced fields which is 1600 meters down.  We follow the banks of the Mardi river along the hillside of the village Siding. We walk across beautiful fields, farmlands as well as suspension bridges.  This is a great opportunity to experience the rural side of Nepal. Overnight stay at a camp.

  • 4 to 5 hrs
  • Guest House

A short walk takes us to the roadside. We drive to Pokhara and eat lunch there. You have the choice to take rest or go outside exploring the major tourist sites in Pokhara. These sites include Davis Fall, Mahendra cave and the different lakes.

  • 6 to 7 hrs
  • 3 Star Hotel

On this day, we head back to Kathmandu from Pokhara via flight or by driving. We enjoy the farewell dinner in the evening alongside Nepali cultural show while capturing the fun moments and mentally preparing for the journey on the following day.

  • 1 day
  • None

This day marks the end of your journey with us in Nepal. One of our representative from Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will help you get to the airport around three hours before the flight.

Meals included: Breakfast

What’s included/excluded

Included

  • Airport pickup and drop off facility via private vehicle
  • Accommodation facility in a twin sharing facility at Kathmandu inclusive of breakfast
  • Accommodation facility in a twin sharing facility at Pokhara inclusive of breakfast
  • Licensed trekking guide with experience and proficiency in English (training in wilderness first aid and altitude sickness)
  • Porter (1 porter= two clients)
  • Salary, lodge, transport, equipment, insurance, food and medication for guide and porter
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner while trekking
  • Permit to Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Trekking Information Management System card (TIMS)
  • First aid kit
  • Duffel bag from Sherpa Expedition and Trekking (please mention if you need it on pre-meting or before you book the trek
  • Pokhara to Phedi and back to Pokhara via private vehicle
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu by tourist bus or flight
  • Trip dossiers and pre-departure information
  • Welcome or farewell dinner at Kathmandu
  • Important paperwork, government taxes, and service charge

Excluded

  • Lunch and dinner at Kathmandu as well as Pokhara
  • Nepal Visa fee (can be acquired at the airport upon arrival)
  • Airfare for international flight and entry fee for sightseeing tour sites
  • Expenses for personal items like telephone calls, beverages (alcoholic and cold and hot drinks), batteries, hot shower, snacks and so on
  • Travel insurance (must cover emergency evacuation arrangement till 5500+ meters)
  • Personal gears for trekking
  • Tipping to guide and porters
  • Costs not mentioned in the service column

cancellation

Kindly contact your tour operator if you want to cancel your trip.

Good to know

Given that you are trekking along a region with a different culture and environment. There is some consideration for this trekking journey.

Dos

  • Smile and greet the locals by saying the phrase “Namaste” or “Tashidelek”
  • You have to be well alert to make yourself either to pace in a group as well as keeping the distance from the people you see walking either behind or Infront of you.
  • Please refer to your guide if you are planning on trying something new throughout the trek.
  • Make certain you are well set for the upcoming day; Demand the guide about the things you might need next day as you can pack it in your pouch while rest is carried by the porter for expediency
  • Make sure you provide at the donation boxes at monasteries around the trekking zone as they do not have ticket charges for the guests around this trek.
  • If you feel uncomfortable and irregular makes sure you report your guide while climbing higher altitude as your well-being is the most principal factor while ascending higher altitude.

Don't

  • Make sure you admire the local culture and beliefs although it is uncomfortable for you to believe it and do not criticize their beliefs and values
  • Without preceding authorization of the local people in the trek, do not take pictures of the local people.
  • Do not sense clumsiness when folks gaze at you; they are just concerned in tourists and have no ill intents.
  • Do not expect profligate services round the trekking zone; basic services can only be provided given the geographical complications.
  • Make sure you do not destroy the floras and faunas during the trek; be answerable about the environment around you.
  • Make sure you do not be generous by providing money to people; such an act will only enhance children and beggars because it may increase them to beg more from visitors around the trek.

Note about itineraries

We will try to follow the timeline mentioned in the itinerary while they are subject to change if any external events occur in the trek which is beneath our control. Such external events can be an alteration in weather, campsite availability, and group’s health condition. Please remember that this trek is complex logistically so adjustments may have to be made. Our trekking leader or guide will orient you to the next day’s plan each evening and note that their rational judgment has been the key to the successful trips offered by our company. Please note that these alterations are made to ensure maximum safety and for successful accomplishment of the trekking journey.