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Mardi Himal Trek

Trip Overview

Our trek to Mardi Himal is a typical trek itinerary compared to most walks in this region. The particular route is designed for world travelers who wish to hike to the glacier but are walking in an off  beaten path trek in Annapurna than this itinerary will be great for them. 

Outline Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival day Kathmandu

Day 2 : Fly to Pokhara, trek to Deurali (2,100m/6,867 ft) , 5 hours

Day 3:  Deurali to Forest camp trek (2,500m/8,175 ft), 6 hours

Day 4: Forest Camp to High Camp trek (3,550m/11,609 ft), 6 hours

Day 5:  Explore  Mardi Himal  Base Camp.

Day 6 : High Camp to Siding hiking (1,700m/5,559 ft), 6 hours

Day 7  : Lumre village trek (almost 2 hrs). Drive out to Pokhara. 

Day 8:  Drive back to Kathmandu.

Day 9: Final departure day
 

Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival day Kathmandu
Receive you in Kathmandu international airport. Then transfer to hotel by private vehicle. 

Day 2 : Fly to Pokhara, trek to Deurali (2,100m/6,867 ft) , 5 hours

After Breakfast, we will fly to Pokhara for about 25 minutes.Then  We start our trek to Deurali.An hour of an easy walk through the rhododendron and oak forest we reach Deurali. It offers an outstanding view of Annapurna South and Hiun Chuli to the north, and Pokhara and Phewa Lake.

Day 3:  Deurali to Forest camp trek (2,500m/8,175 ft), 6 hours


On the way from Deurali to Forest camp, you will have easy trek  through the Pine Forest trail which is again steep ascend hills.

Day 4: Forest Camp to High Camp trek (3,550m/11,609 ft), 6 hours


Trek to Low Camp where you can see the most amazing and clear view of Mt. Fishtail. Between the journey of Low camp and High Camp, there is a hill station to explore the Himalayas like Annapurna south, Hiun chuli, Chhomrong Village, Ghandruk Village, Mt.Fishtail, Annapurna region, flora and fauna, beautiful village view, alpine forest, Gurung and Thakali culture.

Day 5:  Explore Mardi Himal Base Camp.


The trek starts up having Breakfast at High camp to Mardi Base Camp. An almost whole day you will be a hike and have an excellent view of Mardi himal, Annapurna-I, South Annapurna, Hiunchuli, Ten Peak, Gangapurna and Gandarbhachuli, Mt.Fishtail at a side and descend to high camp and stay overnight there.

Day 6 : High Camp to Siding hiking (1,700m/5,559 ft), 6 hours
Walking back straight descend to the same fine forest you can again see the beautiful red Rhododendron forest. You will get your lunch at Low camp which is on the way back to Siding village. 

Day 7  : Lumre village trek (almost 2 hrs). Drive out to Pokhara. 


Early morning after breakfast, walk towards the Lumre village where the bus is waiting for you . Then we can take a private vehicle transfer to reach Fewa lakeside of Pokhara city.

Day 8:  Drive back to Kathmandu.
We will drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus through the road passing terraces, streams, rivers, local settlements, high hills and along the riverside. 

Day 9: Final departure day
Drop you to the Airport onward your final destination.

Equipment List

Document List:

  • Valid passport
  • 2 extra passport size photos
  •  Photocopies of passport and visa form 
  • Dollars in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport
  • Credit cards, bank/ATM/cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines

Accessories:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Headlight with batteries
  • Water bottles
  • Toiletries
  • Small wash towel                 

Personal Clothing items:

Head:

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • warm fleece hat
  • Black Sunglasses

Upper Body:

  • T-shirts
  • Weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket 
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Down vest or jacket 

Hands:

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Lower Body:

  • Underwear
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants
  • Waterproof pants

Feet:

  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers or sandals)

Personal Hygiene:

  • Two tubes lip sun cream, at least 1 large tube regular sun cream (min. factor 30), some after-sun lotion in case you do get a sunburn
  • toothpaste/brush set;
  • hand sanitizer gel
  • 1 synthetic towel

Medical Supplies:

  • First-Aid kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills (Imodium) 
  • Anti-headache medication (Aspirin or Ibuprofen)
  • cold medicine.
  •  antibiotics for stomach infection
  • anti-altitude sickness medication: Diamox (Acetylzolamide)
  • water purification tablets

Useful Info

This trek can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at mountainsunvalley@gmail.com.

FAQ

What will I eat in the mountains?
For breakfast you have the option of porridge, fruit, omelettes, pancakes, toast with fried eggs, or tsampa (Tibetan porridge). For lunch and dinner you have the option of dahl batt (a tasty staple that consists of rice, a lentil soup, pickled vegetables, and curried potatoes), curried potatoes, pasta, spring rolls, lasagne, momo dumplings, or stir fry. It is not recommended to eat meat in the mountains.

Weight limits for internal flights?
If you are flying internally in Nepal (Everest Trek and Annapurna Circuit) there is a 12kg weight limit per person and this is the total weight of both the hand luggage and the checked in luggage.

Do I need adventure travel insurance?
It is important that you have adequate travel insurance that covers helicopter airlifts whilst trekking. The need for a helicopter is unlikely, but the mountains are remote and not accessible by car. It is essential that you get insurance for the altitude of your trek as some companies only cover treks to only 2000m or 4000m.

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Duration 9 days
Transportation Bus/Jeep
Group Size 1-12 people
Difficulty Easy
Max Elevation 4,250m/13,600ft
Accomodation Teahouse
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