From
£790

Trip Overview

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 4 nights standard hotels accommodation in Kathmandu and 10 nights teahouses
  • The perfect first Himalayan trek through classic high mountain scenery
  • Highly experienced Sherpa leaders
  • 10 days point-to-point walking with full porterage
  • Group normally 2 to 10, plus leader and local staff. Min. age 16 yrs
  • Altitude maximum 4130m, average 2440m
  • Travel by private bus and one internal flight
  • Between 5 and 8 hours walking per day
  • Numerous stone steps

Trip Introduction
The Mardi Himal Trek is an ideal choice for those of us who are looking for an ‘off the beaten path’ trekking experience in the quieter parts of the Annapurna region of Nepal. It is the lowest and perhaps the least visited of the trekking peaks in Nepal. While trekking on this route, leading up to Mardi Himal base camp and finally the high camp, we get to appreciate the solitary trails complete with verdant forests, interesting villages, valleys, terraced farms, dazzling rivers and the extraordinary views of the Annapurna, Machhapuchre (Fishtail) and Hiunchuli mountains. Another benefit about this trekking route is that the trail makes a small circuit up to the base camp of Mardi Himal so that we don’t have to backtrack over the same terrain.
In conclusion, Mardi Himal trek is a short trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal where we stay in teahouses (lodges), try local food, appreciate the excellent hill and mountain landscape; and marvel at the panoramic views of the massive Himalayan mountains including Annapurna, Machhapuchre, Hiunchuli and Mardi Himal.

Cost of the trip
The exact price of your trip depends on the date of travel and the number of travellers. We will quote you a price based on two people traveling together and sharing a twin/double room at a standard hotel in Kathmandu. If you require a single room or superior or deluxe accommodation please let us know. All prices quotes are starting from and ending in Kathmandu. The cost we quote you will include Pokhara to Kathmandu flights. Please see our pages on Visas and Flights.

Create your own trekking and tour Itinerary
The exact price of your trip depends on the date of travel and the number of travellers. We will quote you a price based on two people traveling together and sharing a twin/double room at a standard hotel in Kathmandu. If you require a single room or superior or deluxe accommodation please let us know. All prices quotes are starting from and ending in Kathmandu. The cost we quote you will include Pokhara to Kathmandu flights. Please see our pages on Visas and Flights.

 

Trip Itinerary

 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
On your arrival at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan Airport, you will be met by a representative of Sacred Himalaya and taken to your hotel in the Thamel district of Kathmandu.
Included meals: Dinner

Day 02: Drive to Pokhara (827m/2,700ft): 6-7 hours
We can enjoy the beautifully terraced farms, little shops by the side of the road and the raging Trishuli River on our drive to Pokhara also referred to as the ‘City of Lakes.’ From the city, we get great views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre, the five peaks of Annapurna. Pokhara is also a tourist destination, so we take some time out in the evening and enjoy! Overnight in Pokhara.
Included meals: Breakfast

Day 03: Drive to Phedi and trek to Deurali (2100m/6,720ft): 30 minutes drive, 4-5 hours trek
After an early morning breakfast, we start our adventure with a drive to Phedi and start trekking from there. We walk on stone steps, terraced fields and through villages and forests before reaching Dhampus where we have lunch. We continue our walk to Deurali which is a small village beautifully located on a ridge with good views of the Annapurna South, Mardi Himal and Macchhapuchhare. Overnight in Deurali.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 04: Deurali to forest camp (2,520m/8064ft): 6-7 hours
Our trail passes through lush forest dotted with the red rhododendrons. The flowers are a common sight in Nepalese hills and it is no surprise that its Nepal’s national flower. Our trail is very quiet until we reach a clearing of the forest camp. We can take rest and explore the area which is also known locally as Kokar. Overnight in Forest Camp.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 05: Forest Camp to low camp (2970m/9504ft): 5-6 hours
We continue to walk through dense forests admiring Nepal’s rich biodiversity and reach the low camp. From here, the fantastic view of Mt. Machapuchhre (Mt. Fishtail) up the valley is mesmerizing. We can spend some time in the evening observing the local lifestyle. Overnight in low camp.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 06: Low camp to high camp (3540m/11,328ft): 3-4 hours
We trek uphill alongside a ridge towards Mardi Himal and Macchhapuchhre. The tree lines start getting thinner and the area mostly consists of shrubs with isolated rhododendron bushes along the trail. If lucky, we might even come across the Daphne pheasant (national bird of Nepal) on our way to high camp. We ascend up to the high camp, which the final destination of the day. From here the mountain views are stunning. Overnight in high camp.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 07: High camp to upper viewpoint (4250m/13600ft), return back to high camp: 2-3 hours
On our trek to the upper viewpoint we ascend and descend, and sometimes on a steep and narrow trail. Our trail passes through pastures and we hike along a narrow ridge before reaching the Upper Viewpoint. The view of the Himalayan vista from here is astonishing. We see Mardi Himal (5587m), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna south (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Baraha Shikhar (Mt. Fang) (7647m), Tent Peak (5695m), Singhachuli (6501m), Machapuchhre (6993m) and others. We trek back to the high camp for an overnight stay.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 08: High camp to Sidhing Village (1700m/5440ft): 6-7 hours
We take a different route in high camp that takes us to Sidhing instead of going back down to Mardi Himal. The different route lets us experience something different and makes our trek exciting. Siddhing offers a quiet stay for trekkers as it is tucked away from the busier trails. Overnight in Siddhing.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 09: Trek to Lumre, drive to Pokhara and fly to Kathmandu: 2-3 hours trek, 2 hours drive and 25 minutes flight
After an early breakfast, we walk towards Lumre finally reaching the road from where we begin our drive to Pokhara. After reaching the city, we continue our drive to its domestic airport and fly back to Kathmandu. We take a rest and freshen up. In the evening, there will be a farewell dinner to celebrate the successful completion of our Mardi Himal Trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Included meals: Breakfast Dinner

Day 10: Final departure
Depending on the time of your flight departure, you may have time for a lttle more sightseeing or shopping in Kathmandu. We will then take you to Tibhuvan airport 3 hours before the departure time of your flight home and see you to your departure terminal where we will say goodbye and hope very much, that you will have enjoyed your time with Sacred Himalaya.

Dates and Prices

Start Date End Date Price Pax Book Now
March 15, 2018 March 25, 2018 £790 Per Person 2-12 Book Now
April 5, 2018 April 15, 2018 £790 Per Person 2-12 Book Now

What's Included

What is Included:

  • Airport pickups and drops to and from hotels
  • Accommodation in our standard hotels in Kathmandu & Pokhara according to trip itinerary – twin share basis.
  • Normal Trekking Guest House accommodation during the trek – twin share basis.
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • All meals during the trek and in the countryside village like breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide and Sherpa porters to carry luggage including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging with all the transportation.
  • All transport in Nepal, including domestic air ticket from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
  • Sightseeing around Kathmandu according to trip itinerary and all entry fees in Heritage Sites.
  • All necessary paper work and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS )
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

What is not Included

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Cold drinks like coke, fanta, juice, water, bar bills .
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountains (due to any reason) outside the scheduled itinerary.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc).
  • Tips for guides and porters.

Cost of the trip
The exact price of your trip depends on the date of travel and the number of travellers. We will quote you a price based on two people traveling together and sharing a twin/double room at a standard hotel in Kathmandu. If you require a single room or superior or deluxe accommodation please let us know. All prices quotes are starting from and ending in Kathmandu. The cost we quote you will include Pokhara to Kathmandu flights. Please see our pages on Visas and Flights.

Create your own trekking and tour Itinerary
The exact price of your trip depends on the date of travel and the number of travellers. We will quote you a price based on two people traveling together and sharing a twin/double room at a standard hotel in Kathmandu. If you require a single room or superior or deluxe accommodation please let us know. All prices quotes are starting from and ending in Kathmandu. The cost we quote you will include Pokhara to Kathmandu flights. Please see our pages on Visas and Flights.

Trip Overview

Trip Itinerary

Dates & prices

What's included