Nepal, Mardi Himal
Situated just east of one of the most popular treks of Nepal, the Annapurna Base Camp trek, the Mardi Himal trek is a hidden gem. Few trekkers make their way to the Mardi Himal Base Camp spectacularly situated at the base of Mardi Himal and the impressive Machapuchhre.
The trail goes along small winding paths, through magical rhododendron forests until you climb out of the forest at an elevation around 3,300 m. The landscape changes quite abruptly into a rugged high mountain landscape, with amazing views of Mardi Himal, Machapuchre, Annapurna South and Hiunchuli.
From High Camp (3580 m; some maps incorrectly mention 3900 m) you can climb up to Mardi Himal Base Camp in about 3-4 hours, which offers spectacular close up views of the entire Annapurna Range.
There are simple guesthouses and homestays along the entire route. If you plan to do this trek in the winter months please check with a local tour operator if the lodges are open.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu. Check-in to hotel. Evening at the touristic hub. Night in Kathmandu.
Day 02: After breakfast, full day Kathmandu Valley City tour including Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath and Swayambhunath Stupa. Trek preparation. Night in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Early breakfast, drive to pokhara by Tourist Bus. Check-in to hotel. After refreshment, boating at Phewa lake & visit Tal Barahi. Night at Pokhara.
Day 04: After breakfast, drive to Kande and start treking to Forest Camp at the elevation of 1810m. The trail is steep until Dhampus and pleasant easy walk up to Pothana. Overnight stay in Pothana
Day 05: After breakfast,the trail continues from Forest Camp to Low Camp. The view from Low Camp is stunning with Mt Machhapuchhre which is visible up the valley. Night in Low Camp.
Day 06: After breakfast, the trek continues along the Mardi Himal ridge. The view of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) is breathtaking. Night in High Camp.
Day 07: Early morning walk for sunrise view of the snow capped mountains. After an early breakfast trek towards Mardi Himal Base Camp. On the way, the view of landscapes and animals grazing in Himalayas is stunning. The 3hrs of trekking took us to the Base Camp at the elevation of 4500m,where one can look into the Annapurna Sanctuary and the panoramic view of the spectacular Mt.Annapurna(south) and all of the peaks in the Sanctuary as well as Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail). Overnight Stay at Low Camp.
Day 08: Trek to Siding village (1,750m,6hrs):: On the way back,taking a different route to completing a circuit. From Low Camp, there is a trail that goes down to Siding village. Siding is a traditional Nepalese village and still very much away from the busier modern tourist treks. One ca experience the different culture and tradition up in the Himalayas. Night at Siding village.
Day 09: Trek to Lumle and drive to Pokhara- (3 hrs walk, 2 hrs drive):: From Siding, walking out to the road heading to Lumle. On the way from Siding, passing the villages of Kalimati and Ghalel. Kalimati is ethnically diverse. Drive from Lumle to Pokhara. Night in Pokhara.
Day 10: Pokhara-kathmandu:: After breakfast, drive back to Kathmandu. Farewell dinner at Night. Night in Kathma
Day 11: After breakfast, transfer to Airport. Happy See off
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