Located east of Annapurna, Mardi Himal Trek is a newly opened trial suitable for those trekkers who have less time to explore long trekking routes. Mardi Himal Basecamp is dramatically positioned at the base of Mardi Himal and astonishing Mt Machhapuchre (Fishtail). The trial is a combination of lush Rhododendron forests to rugged high mountain landscape. 3-4 Hours of climb from High Camp (3580m) to Base Camp (4500m) gives you a chance to witness spectacular views of entire Annapurna Massif, Mardi Himal, Fishtail and Mt Hiunchuli.
Mardi Himal Trek is designed especially for every kind of trekkers without any problem of getting Acute Mountain Sickness as you will get enough time to acclimatize and adjust with high altitude. This trip starts from Nepal's cultural city, Kathmandu. You will be driven 200km to the city of lakes, Pokhara. From Pokhara, you will be walking on some of the Nepal's most beautiful villages to high rugged mountain terrains of Annapurna region. Culture experience in Kathmandu to fascinating Himalayan Vistas, Mardi Himal Trek gives you an ample opportunity to understand Nepal in such a short time period which you are going to anticipate.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu (1350m/4429ft)
Day 2: Drive to Pokhara (200km/5-6 hrs)
Day 3: Drive to Kande and trek to Australian Camp (2060m/6758ft, 4 hrs)
Day 4: Trek to Forest Camp (3051m/10009ft, 6 hrs)
Day 5: Trek up to High camp (3900m/12795ft, 7 hrs)
Day 6: Trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500m/14763ft) and return back to High Camp - 6-7 Hrs
Day 7: Trek to Sidhing (1700m/5577ft, 6 hrs)
Day 8: Trek Sidhing to Lumre and drive to Pokhara (3 hrs walk and 2 hours of drive)
Day 9: Drive back to Kathmandu (200kms/6 Hrs)
Day 10: Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city
Day 11: Departure
You will be welcomed by a Great Nepal Representative at the airport. From there, you will be transferred to the hotel. Freshen up and meet the representatives once again to get the brief about the trekking itinerary. In your free time, you can stroll around the capital city of Kathmandu. Overnight in a hotel in Kathmandu.
Early in the morning after breakfast drive to Pokhara by Tourist Bus. Upon arrival at Pokhara, you move to hotel for check in process. In evening, boating on Fewa lake to visit Tal Barahi Temple. Overnight stay at Hotel in Pokhara.
After breakfast, we will take a hour long drive to Kande (Our trek start point). Then, we will trek to Australian Base Camp (2060m/6758ft) for 4 hours through friendly, quiet and steep route. Overnight stay at Local Guest House Lodge.
After breakfast, we will trek to Forest Camp passing through Pothana and Deurali. We will walk through the pine and Rhododendron forest which make us feel as if walking on a graffiti route. Overnight stay at Local Guest House Lodge.
After breakfast, we will trek to High Camp passing through the Low Camp (2970 m). We will enjoy the majestic view of Mt. Fishtail. Then, we will ascend to reach High Camp enjoying the majestic view of snow-capped Himalayas along with the stunning villages. Overnight stay at Local Guest House Lodge.
After breakfast with the spectacular view of sunrise, we will trek to Mardi Base Camp via View Point enjoying mountain views. Our trek is 7 hours walking through the steep trail and rocky climb. On this day we will enjoy our packed lunch with the magnificent view of Mardi Himal, Annapurna I, and other mountains. Overnight stay at Local Guest House Lodge.
Our day starts with the breathtaking view of sunrise along with the warm breakfast. We will descend to Sidhing through pine forest and Rhododendron forest. After having lunch at Low Camp, we will trek down to Siding. Overnight stay at Local Guest House Lodge. Overnight stay at Local Guest House Lodge.
After breakfast, we will trek for Pokhara walking through the beautiful pasturelands, Brahmin and Gurung villages. We will trek to Lumre which link us to the way to Pokhara. Overnight stay at Hotel in Pokhara.
After breakfast, we will drive back to Kathmandu, upon arrival transfer to Hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Today you will be going for sightseeing around the world heritage sites in the Kathmandu valley including, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bouddhanath Temple and Pashupatinath Temple. Later in the evening, a farewell dinner will be served in a Traditional Nepali Restaurant where you will be able to enjoy authentic cuisine with a brief cultural program as a celebration of your completed trek. Overnight stay at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Your trip concludes. A Great Nepal representative will escort you to the airport 3 hours before your scheduled flight.