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Mardi Himal Trekking

Start from US$ 748 598 Group Discount

No. of people Price Per Person
0 - 1 799
2 - 4 598
5 - 8 549
9 - 12 499
13 + 484
  • 10 Days
  • Moderate
  • 2 - 4 People

Destination: Nepal

Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner

Transportation: Private Vehicle / Tourist Bus

Accommodation: Homestay+Camping+Hotel

Max. Altitude: 4,200m

Activities: Trekking, Cultural Tour

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The Mardi Himal is recently open Tea House trekking destinations in Annapurna, travelers who would like to experience the splendor of solitary snow capped peaks and excellent cultural experiences at Machhapuchhare base camp. This is one of the best trips of Nepal to access highest elevation in shortest walk. The name of the Mardi Himal comes from the long rising ridged summit, which part of the southwestern lower slope of the triangular skyline Mt. Machhapuchhare (6,993m). The mountain possesses twin peaks - hence its name, Machhapuchhare, which in English means "fish tail".

The first part of Mardi Himal Trek trail goes to through dense pine, juniper, and rhododendron forest with raging rivers in the background. Then a different route takes us steeply down to the upper Mardi Khola. The stream has previously been the ice and the snow of the Mardi Himal. It offers you isolation and is still far enough away from other populated trekking routes. This trek tends to take on the moods of the warm valleys with kind hearted friendly people. The trail goes along the bank of the Mardi Khola from the idyllic Nepali hillside villages through the lovely rice terraces and unique traditional villages. The trail to Mardi Himal ascends through the forest with a variety of wildlife up to the Mardi Himal Base Camp (4,500 m). If you already visited Annapurna Base Camp; then you will be wondering ABC scenery just below from here. It offers views of the hillock of Mardi Himal (5,588m) and the Mt. Annapurna massif. Around these appears a majestic grouping of mountains in the central Himalayan that includes most amazing close up views of 5 of the 14 highest mountains in the world.  The highest accommodation of Mardi Himal is at 3,580 meters. Since 2011 this trip has opened, then several tea houses have built now a day, where you can sleep and having meal.

The Annapurna Mardi Himal Trek is perhaps the least visited trekking area among all trekking routes and offers the opportunity of an excellent cultural experience alongside the adventure of making it to Machhapuchhare base camp. The Mardi Himal Tea House trek, also known as the Machhapuchhare trek, is one of the better ecotourism trekking destinations in the Nepali Himalayas. As this is recently open Tea house trek in Annapurna, the nature and surrounded atmosphere is away from cloud of tourist. This is virgin tea house trek. This trek allows the opportunity to escape Nepal’s tourist trails to venture in to the deep forests and travel the high alpine pastures on edge of the Annapurna Himalayas. Normally this trip starts from Phedi or Kande then through the Dhampus, Pothana, Deurali, Pritam Deurali, Forest Camp then Mardi Himal Base Camp. And back to through the Siding most popular for Eco-Trekking Trail known as Lwang Glalel Eco-Trekking visit Lwang and Glalel Village. It can do at list in 6 days from Pokhara but if you like to extend then, you can combine with Ghandruk or Pun Hill depends on your choice and requirements.

The Mardi Himal trekking is a highly recommended as short trek which can be arranged throughout the whole year.  But mid of September early December is best time at autumn and March-April –May are best time during spring.  While trekking at raining time you need to be careful with leeches. It would be our great pleasure to make your holidays more enjoyable and relaxing through the service of our experienced and friendly staff. Nepal Mother House Treks organizes all itineraries according to our client’s holiday schedule and interest. Therefore every itinerary is customizable.

Trip Highlights

  • Recently open tea house at off the bitten trekking trail.
  • Virgin trekking trail in Annapurna.
  • Who would like to experience the snow capped peaks and excellent cultural.
  • Experiences at Machhapuchhare base camp in Annapurna Region.
  • Access of highest Elevation (4,200m) at shortest time from Pokhara.
  • Breathtaking mountain range including Manaslu, Fishtail, and Annapurna.
  • Drive beautiful city Pokhara to Phedi about 45 munities.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arrive at Kathmandu (1350m), transfer to the Hotel. & trek preparation and permit paper work day.

Day 02:Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara (950m) – 6 to 7 hours by tourist bus

Day 03:Drive to Kande (1,706m) 1 to ½ Hours, & Trek to Forest Camp (2,540m) – 8 to 9 Hours

Day 04:Trek Forest Camp to Low Camp (3,050 m) - 4 to 5 hours

Day 05:Trek Low Camp to High Camp (3,600m) -4 to 5 hours

Day 06:Explore day at High View Point (4,200m) back to High Camp - 4 to 5 hours

Day 07:Trek High Camp to Siding (1,690m) -6 to 7 hours

Day 08:Drive Back Siding to Pokhara (950m) -3 to 4 hours

Day 09:Drive back to Kathmandu early in the morning by Tourist Bus - 6 to 7 hours

Day 10:Your own destination.


Alternative Itinerary

Cost Include

  • Free Airport picks up and drops all transportation (airport to Hotel to airport).
  • Star level 3+2 nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara twin bed sharing basic.
  • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project), TIMS (Trekkers Information System) Cards.
  • Pokhara to trekking starting point (Phedi) & trekking ending point to Pokhara by private/Public Bus/Taxi/car/van/Bus.
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu by comfort tourist bus.
  • Trekking equipments (worm down jackets, sleeping bag & Duffle Bag) during the trekking if you needed.
  • Nepal Mother House T-shirt /Cap and Appreciation Card of Trip (after trip end).
  • Three times meals (breakfast, Lunch, Dinner), tea coffee in a cup each meal during trek.
  • Soft & comfort private accommodation entire Mountain twin bed sharing with share toilet.
  • Government license holder English Speaking experienced Local Guide with their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments.
  • A porter (between every 2 person basic) carries max.20-25 kg. Plus their food, accommodation, wage, insurance, all transportation.
  • One Sherpa (assistance guide) if group size more than 6 people. Plus their food, accommodation, salary, insurance and equipments.
  • Guide & porters insurance for their happy journey.
  • A Trekking Map of Annapurna Trip for a Group.
  • Supplementary snacks (cookies, fresh fruits) on the trek.
  • First Aid medical kit during trip & welcome and Fare well program.
  • Tourist service charge, vat, Governments Tax and official expanse if necessary.

Cost Exclude

  • All kind of beverage including mineral water, Chocolate, Cookies, desert, Phone calls, laundry, hot shower during Trek.
  • Clients travel Insurance and evacuation (compulsory).
  • If incase, flight cancel and charter helicopter or plane.
  • Tipping for Guide & porter, yours meals at Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Personal expenses like Shopping, souvenirs or gift, personal mountaineering gears.
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend.
  • International airfare, airport departure tax and Visa fee.
  • Things which not mention above our services.
  • Visa fee, you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu.

Trip Note

If you do not need porter for the trip, the trekking cost will be reducing from the original price. Nepal Mother House gives you some clue to make less cost for the Solo traveler also. Please contact us in our email for more details with your requirements. 

If you wish to stay longer, we can offer plenty of suggestions: Bungee Jumping, mountain biking in the Kathmandu valley, white water Rafting, Jeep Flyer, Paragliding, Rock climbing, Jungle Safari tour, Skydiving, Mt. Everest view flight, Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar square, the Kathmandu valley's other historic cities Sightseeing, or a night at the Fort Hotel in Nagarkot for a bit of luxury and some worth able sunset and sunrise mountain panoramas. We help to arrange any of these excursions for you. Namaste and see you during your next trip to the Nepal Himalayas!

Day 01 : Arrive at Kathmandu (1350m), transfer to the Hotel. & trek preparation and permit paper work day.Upon arrival at international airport, our waiting support team will meet and greet you at the airport assist and transfer to the Hotel. Trekking preparation and permit organize day. Please, check your insurance details and have a copy of your travel medical insurance policy with you.

Day 02 : Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara (950m) – 6 to 7 hours by tourist bus Our trekking guide will come to the hotel in the morning at six o’clock to pick you with private transport. We’ll drive to Pokhara (200 km) which will take us about 6 to 7 hours on a very scenic route. Along the journey you will witness some stunning scenery of snow capped mountains, green hills, rivers in rafting, and villages. Pokhara is a beautiful valley with panoramic views of Annapurna, Machapuchare (shape of fish tail), Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu. The town of Pokhara is set on the banks of the Phewa Lake. It is smaller and much less hectic than Kathmandu providing the perfect starting point for our trek. Stay overnight at a hotel.

Day 03 : Drive to Kande (1,706m) 1 to ½ Hours, & Trek to Forest Camp (2,540m) – 8 to 9 HoursAfter a one to one and half hour drive by private vehicle, get in Kande (1706m) via Naudanda, the trails steeply climb through forests alive with birds, ferns, and orchids into denser forests and get in Australian Camp (1,999m), a breathtaking view point whole range of Annapurna. In the distance the Pokhara valley can be seen. The houses here are picturesque with their traditional architecture. The sunsets and sunrises are some of the best from here. You are rewarded with great views of the mountain and Nepali culture. You will get in beautiful place Pothana (1,990m) and heading to Pritam Deurali (2,142m), from where the trail leaving main tourists route and even villagers behind. The trail leads us to the an enchanted forest of rhododendron, mountain oak, maple, hemlock, and daphnia in a small clearing far from the beaten trail. The place where we set our camp is tranquil and offers breathtaking view. We’ll stay overnight at tea House.

Day 04 : Trek Forest Camp to Low Camp (3,050 m) - 4 to 5 hours After breakfast, we climb through the dense forest, where birds are chirping, and some others wildlife can encounter. The flora has turned to classic cloud forest with mosses and lichen, tree ferns and orchids hosted by the hardier trees. The trail follows the natural windows in the woods that look out on to thrilling panoramas towards Hiunchuli. We can see fascinating scenery of Fishtail and the knife-sharp traverse towards Annapurna South. Far below to the left we can see the Modi Khola valley leading up into the Annapurna sanctuary. We set up our camp after a 5 hour walk in an area surrounded by forest and spectacular views of the Fishtail Mountain. Low camp (3,050m) is very small places with only couple of tea houses, where they provide basic meals and accommodation for you.

Day 05 : Trek Low Camp to High Camp (3,600m) -4 to 5 hours This is one of the more enjoyable trails which will take us through the forest on a short and steep climb. A ridge, now grassy and sometimes under snow, takes us up to the high camp where we shall reach at lunch time. This is also where a second consecutive afternoon is spent enthralled by the views of Annapurna panorama. Annapurna south seems near enough to touch of us! The trail goes through grasslands of high Himalaya with occasional rhododendron and pine trees. Spotting the beautiful bird called Himalayan Monal; the national bird of Nepal also called Danphe. The view today is unforgettable. Stay overnight in the tea house at High Camp (3,600m).

Day 06 : Explore day at High View Point (4,200m) back to High Camp - 4 to 5 hours After having hot breakfast, we hike up to over 4000 m elevation with several ups and down through pasture land on the ridge. After passes pastureland and hike the narrow ridge, we get in High View point (4,200m). The view point is only the crest of Mardi Himal itself separates from the south face of Machhapuchae and the great blue glaciers of the Sanctuary Wall lie below. The Mt. Annapurna I, the highest of all, sits in an arc from horizon to horizon, from Dhaulagiri to the Mustang, is a dozen or more glistening snow giants. The Mardi Himal (5587m) is can see just above us and Mt. Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna South (7,219m), Hiunchuli (6,441m), Baraha Shikhar (Mt. Annapurna Fang) (7,647m), Tent Peak (5,695m), Singhachuli (6,501m), Machapuchhre (6,993m) and others many mountas can see from view point. Standing on the spot at 4,200m elevation is the primary aim of our today journey. This place is has a view that is almost impossible to equal anywhere else in short walking from city. This is moderate walk, not too easy and not too challenging as well. During the summer season this area is full of yaks and sheep along with several yak herders’ huts. You will back to tea house for overnight stay.

Day 07 : Trek High Camp to Siding (1,690m) -6 to 7 hoursDue to yesterday’s long walk, our tired bodies make an unhurried descent through the shade of the forest and out onto terraced fields. Down 1,600m we take a different route down to the upper Mardi Khola. The violent flow that has once been the ice and snow of the Mardi Himal rushes past us. Although it is remote and still away from the much used teahouse trekking routes, our expedition now again takes on the mood of the warm valleys and the friendly villages. Here, we make our way along the banks of the Mardi Khola from the hillside villages, down through lovely fields, past the simple farms, and over bridges to Siding (1,690m). There is no doubt this is indeed the idyllic Nepali countryside experience. We are staying at tea House at Siding.

Day 08 : Drive Back Siding to Pokhara (950m) -3 to 4 hoursThere are other option walks more days from Siding as well. But we are drive back to Pokhara by local jeep or bus; it takes about 3 to 4 hours. This last afternoon is spent showering and relaxing. Some might have enough energy for rowing on the lake, others only for lounging in pie shops. Rest of the day hang around the beautiful city Pokhara or boating on the Fewa Lake. You may visit touristic attraction places; World peace Stupa, Patale Chhaga, Tibetain Village, Gupteswar Mahadev Cave, International Mountaineering Museum, Sarangkot for adventures activities ( Paragliding, Bunge Jumping, Jeep flyer). Stay overnight at Hotel.

Day 09 : Drive back to Kathmandu early in the morning by Tourist Bus - 6 to 7 hours We should be ready by 6:00 in morning in hotel lobby in order to have breakfast or seek advice from your trekking guide. We will drive back to Kathmandu through on the main road passing terraces, streams, rivers, local settlements, and high hills. It takes about 7 hours (conditional) to reach your hotel in Kathmandu. If you are interested to fly from Pokhara to Katmandu (bear in mind the extra cost of the plane tickets) please request Nepal Mother House Trekking to book your flight ticket in advance. It takes about 30 minutes flying time with spectacular views of the Himalayas, high hills, terraces, local settlements, and forests. This can indeed make it worth flying.

Day 10 : Your own destination. In this pleasant day you may have full day at leisure either relax at hotel or explore the around Thamel. Today is day of ending your journey, so we would like offer you farewell dinner in Nepali typical Restaurant and hand over you Trip Certificate, Trekking Permit and TIMS Card for memory of Nepal trip. Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until departure flight/drive. Our assist will be transfer to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination, taking with you the memory of a life time.

Note:

Except fixed departure date, we have every day departure according to your requirements.

Departure Date and Price

Start Date End Date Status Cost  
16 November, 2018 25 November, 2018 Limited USD 598
20 November, 2018 29 November, 2018 Available USD 598
22 November, 2018 01 December, 2018 Available USD 598
26 November, 2018 05 December, 2018 Available USD 598
30 November, 2018 09 December, 2018 Available USD 598
03 December, 2018 12 December, 2018 Available USD 598
18 December, 2018 27 December, 2018 Guaranteed USD 598
21 December, 2018 30 December, 2018 Available USD 598
24 December, 2018 02 January, 2019 Available USD 598
02 January, 2019 11 January, 2019 Guaranteed USD 598
04 January, 2019 13 January, 2019 Available USD 598
08 January, 2019 17 January, 2019 Available USD 598
09 January, 2019 18 January, 2019 Available USD 598
12 January, 2019 21 January, 2019 Limited USD 598
21 January, 2019 30 January, 2019 Available USD 598
27 January, 2019 05 February, 2019 Available USD 598
12 February, 2019 21 February, 2019 Available USD 598
14 February, 2019 23 February, 2019 Limited USD 598
17 February, 2019 26 February, 2019 Available USD 598
21 February, 2019 02 March, 2019 Guaranteed USD 598
26 February, 2019 07 March, 2019 Available USD 598
12 March, 2019 21 March, 2019 Available USD 598
17 March, 2019 26 March, 2019 Available USD 598
23 March, 2019 01 April, 2019 Guaranteed USD 598
28 March, 2019 06 April, 2019 Available USD 598
01 April, 2019 10 April, 2019 Limited USD 598
08 April, 2019 17 April, 2019 Limited USD 598
09 April, 2019 18 April, 2019 Available USD 598
12 April, 2019 21 April, 2019 Available USD 598
15 April, 2019 24 April, 2019 Available USD 598
17 April, 2019 26 April, 2019 Available USD 598
18 April, 2019 27 April, 2019 Guaranteed USD 598
21 April, 2019 30 April, 2019 Available USD 598
23 April, 2019 02 May, 2019 Available USD 598
29 April, 2019 08 May, 2019 Available USD 598
01 May, 2019 10 May, 2019 Available USD 598
12 May, 2019 21 May, 2019 Available USD 598

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Useful Info

Few things are worth arranging while you are at home. Please note down these list details before your departure, this tips will help to make your trip enjoyable:

  • Read travel advice, inform yourself before travelling and get advice locally when you arrive.
  • Make sure your passport valid date during your travel and consult about visa processing.
  • Estimate your budget and fixed holiday period then chose suitable destination.
  • Note down travel check list before leave home and preparer accordingly.
  • Inform your friend and family about your trip and itinerary details.
  • Make copies of your important documents as a backup in case you lose the originals.
  • Buy Guide book and study about Nepal’s general information (culture, custom, political, people, geography, weather, festival, religion, rule and regulation).
  • Buy insurance which will cover all overseas medical, emergency evacuation costs.
  • Batter to know at list few Nepali words while traveling in Nepal.
  • Make reservations with advance payment, especially during peak season, for trip, accommodations and local guides.
  • Call your bank for debit- and credit-card to let them know about fees and your travel destination. Get your bank’s emergency phone number if you have a problem.
  • Visit the doctor for your health report and take medicine and vaccine accordingly.
  • Remember, the local laws apply to you as a visitor and it is your responsibility to follow them.
  • Be sensitive to local customs, traditions and practices as your behavior may be seen as improper, hostile or even illegal.
  • Never step over anyone feet/legs, and pull in your own legs when somebody wants to pass.
  • Never touch anybody with your feet, also never point in a direction using your feet. The feet are considered the most impure parts of the body.
  • When entering a house, somebody's kitchen, temple or monastery take off your shoes.
  • As a woman you should always be dressed avoiding provocation, so keep shoulders and legs covered.
  • It is very polite to give and accept with your right hand, and even more so when you use your left hand for supporting the elbow of your right hand.
  • When in doubt how to behave in certain situations; keep a low profile, do not shout and keep your dignity.
  • It is better not to touch offerings or persons when they are on way to shrines.
  • Beef is prohibited among both the Hindus and Buddhists. No female animal is killed for food.
  • You may not be allowed entry to the inner sanctuaries of temples and Stupas.
  • You may be interested to take snaps of temples, Stupas and monuments. Generally temples, Stupas and monuments are permitted to be photographed, but it is better to have permission before using your cameras.  

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