Mardi Himal Trek - Sherpa Wonder Pvt. Ltd . hdhd

Mardi Himal Trek

11 days

From US$999

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An unseen gem with an outstanding position and enchanting views of Annapurna Sanctuary

The Mardi Himal Trek is a great option if you are looking for a shorter trek in the Annapurna Region that still offers an extraordinary view of the majestic Annapurna massif.

This, relatively new and off the beaten trail, takes the trekkers away from the other busy trail through the forest of Rhododendron and the pristine little settlements & villages of Tamang and Gurung people, all the way up to the base of Mardi Himal. If you have a few extra days you might even consider extending this trek and climbing Mardi Himal (5,587 m) which is on the same ridge line as Machhapuchhre.

Trek Facts

Difficulty level

Medium

Max. Elevation

4,130 m/ 13,549 ft

Trip Length

11 days

Comfort

Tea house

Location

Annapurna Region

Itinerary

  • 1Welcome to Kathmandu
  • 2Drive to Pokhara
  • 3Drive to Phedi & trek to Deurali
  • 4Trek to Kokar
  • 5Trek to Low camp
  • 6Trek to high camp
  • 7Hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp & back to Low camp
  • 8Trek to Jhinu Danda
  • 9Trek to Nayapul & drive to Pokhara
  • 10Back to Kathmandu
  • 11Departure day

DAY 1 – KATHMANDU ARRIVAL DAY

Elevation: 1,350 m/4,428 ft
Accommodation: Local hotel


Welcome to Nepal and the start of our adventure!
We will be on hand to greet you upon your arrival and be with you every step of the way till the adventure ends. After transferring you to your hotel in Kathmandu, depending on your arrival time,  you can enjoy the rest of the afternoon and evening at your leisure. We’ll have a final briefing in the evening and then turn in early in advance of a big day tomorrow.

DAY 2 - KATHMANDU TO POKHARA

Elevation: 1,000 m/3,280 ft
Driving Distance: 6 to 8 hours
Accommodation: Local hotel


Rise and shine in buzzing Kathmandu! After breakfast at your hotel, we’ll embark on the first leg of our adventure – a 6 to 8 hours bus ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara. You’ll spend a night at Pokhara; a scenic town at the base of the Annapurna Range before we start our trek the following morning.

 

DAY 3 - TREK TO DEURALI

Elevation: 1,925 m / 6.386 ft
Walking Distance:  5 hours
Accommodation: Tea house


After our breakfast, we will take a 30 minutes drive to a small village named Phedi where we commence our treks to another small village of Deurali for an overnight stay.

DAY 4 - TREK TO FOREST CAMP AT KOKAR

Elevation: 2,600 m / 8,530 ft
Walking Distance: 4 hours  
Accommodation: Tea house


From Deurali we leave the main Annapurna trail and trek through a dense but beautiful forest of oak and and rhododendron which typically blooms in April to the Forest Camp of Kokar. The tea houses in Kokar are quite basic but cozy and you get to enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal in the kitchen. Overnight stay in Tea house.

DAY 5 - TREK TO LOW CAMP

Elevation: 3,150 m / 10,335 ft
Walking Distance: 5 hours
Accommodation: Tea house


The trail up to the Low Camp continues through the forest. As we ascend, the forest gradually thins and the vegetation starts to change with more rhododendron and the trees are covered with moss and tree ferns. Once you get to the Low Camp you get to see the first stunning view of Machhapuchhre.

DAY 6 - TREK TO HIGH CAMP

Elevation: 3,600 m / 11,811 ft
Walking Distance: 4 hours
Accommodation: Tea house


The trail continues through the forest for another 1.5 hours and you are out of the forest as the elevation goes above tree line. On the way to Mardi Himal high camp you can enjoy views of both Annapurna South and Hiunchuli.

DAY 7 - TREK TO MARDI HIMAL BASE CAMP & BACK TO LOW CAMP

Elevation: 4,500 m / 14,764 ft (Mardi Himal Base Camp), 3,050 m / 10,007 ft (Low camp)
Walking Distance: 7 hours
Accommodation: Tea house


With an early morning wake up call, we climb along the narrow Mardi Himal Base Camp ridge up to witness the most spectacular sunrise views of the majestic Himalayas. From the base camp, the sun rises and light up the full face of Annapurna South while Fishtail Mountain looms directly overhead with a fantastic panorama view of the south face of Annapurna and all of the peaks in the Annapurna Sanctuary. After taking the view all in, it’s a challenging descent back to to Low Camp where we’ll stay overnight.

DAY 8 - TREK TO JHINU DANDA

Elevation: 1,780 m / 5,840 ft
Walking Distance: 7 hours
Accommodation: Tea house


The trail continues down steeply to the low camp and we will take a different route to complete a circuit. Instead of going back down Mardi Himal and back to Kokar, we take to a hillside village of Siding, about 500 meters above the river alley. Trail continue to descends through the village of Landruk – an ethnic group of Gurung settlement and reach to Jhino danda. We spend the rest of our time to relax on a natural hot spring.

DAY 9 - TREK TO NAYAPUL & DRIVE TO POKHARA

Elevation: 1,000 m/3,280 ft
Accommodation: Local hotel


Today’s trail is a fairly easy one from Jhinu Danda to Nayapul. On the way, we get to enjoy the beautiful hill landscape of Western Nepal before we board our transport back to Pokhara where we’ll be staying for a night. Driving from Jhinu Danda to Pokhara can be another option for your tired legs. Overnight in Pokhara and depending on the time you arrived, you may have time to do more sightseeing, relax, or check out one of the Pokhara’s coffee shops. 

DAY 10 - POKHARA TO KATHMANDU

Elevation: 1,350 m/4,428 ft
Driving Distance: 6 to 8 hours
Accommodation: Local hotel


We will take an early morning bus back to Kathmandu. You’ll be transferred to your hotel upon reaching and enjoy the rest of the afternoon and evening at your leisure to catch up on your much-needed rest. Otherwise, you have the entire capital at your fingertips for sightseeing before you depart tomorrow. Your conquest of the Himalayas is complete! We’ll meet up one last time for a celebratory dinner at one of the town’s finest Nepalese restaurants.

DAY 11 - KATHMANDU: DEPARTURE DAY

It’s your last day in Nepal! Grab some breakfast and take in some last-minute shopping in Kathmandu before we’ll say our goodbyes and bid you farewell. We’ll make sure you arrive at the Airport with plenty time before your flight home and have everything you need to leave well!

NOTE: The above route and walking hours serve as a guide only. This itinerary may change at any time due to weather, trail conditions or other reason.


If  you have extra days after the trek and would like to extend your trip?

 

Let us know and we will be able to help you to arrange day tours around the city or even a 3-day trip to Chitwan for safari tour.

What's covered

Accomodation
Meals
Local Experts
Gears
Permits
Experience
What’s Included
The following is included in your package:
  • Arrival / Departure transfers on both domestic and international flights.
  • Standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara on twin-sharing basis
  • Full board meals while trekking (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
  • Accommodation at local Tea house while on this trek.
  • Farewell dinner as listed in the itinerary.
  • Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as applicable .
  • Tourist bus transportation to and from Pokhara and Kathmandu.
  • Loaning of Gears such as sleeping bag, fleece inner liner, down jacket & duffel bag for use during the trip.
  • Complimentary Sherpa Wonders specially-designed T-shirt.
  • Professional and experienced Trek Leader/Guide trained in Wilderness First Aid
  • Comprehensive medical kit box
  • Other support staff such as Porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment.
  • Proper Insurance of all staff including porters.
  • Warm clothing and trekking gear for staff including porters.
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers.
  • Government taxes and application of trekking permits such as TIMS
  • National park fees

What’s Not Included
You’ll need to pay for these separately:
  • International Airfare to and from Nepal.
  • Nepal entry Visa fees (Can be obtained on arrival)
  • Your travel insurance of any kind.
  • Meals not specified in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Alcoholic beverages 
  • Tips for the crew and any other personal expenses (ie: hot shower, laundry, SIM card, charging devices at tea houses along the trail) 
  • Additional one day tours in or near Kathmandu

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