Key Infomation

  • Duration:11 Days
  • DestinationTIA Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude4,500 m
  • ActivityTrekking , Hiking
  • Group Size1-15 Person
Price fromUS$790US$890
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1 person - 15 peopleUS$ 790
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  • No booking or Credit Card Fee
  • Free Cancellation

Highlights

View of Annapurna Range,Gangapurna, Dhaulagiri,Himchuli, Nilgiri etc.
Passes  through the mumerous of mountain passes
Incredible Himalaya Landscape with wild animals
Test the local dishes and delicacies food
 Pass through the dazzling terraced farm field
The charming settlements of various ethnic groups

Mardi Himal (5,587 m) Trek is least known but hidden gem as it offers an amazing up-close stunning view of the range of mountains namely the Annapurna Himalayan range, incredible landscapes, more importantly, first time experience of trekking mountain peak.

Located in the north-western Nepal, just o the south of Annapurna massif; is undoubtedly a hidden gem, as it offers the splendid view of up-close view of the non-stop mountain range of Annapurna Himalayan range including Mt. Fishtail. Mardi Himal is the southwest ridge of Mt. Machhapuchre famously known as Mt. Fishtail, and best seen from the south. Footprint Adventure has been organizing Mardi Himal peak climbing trip for long years with carefully designed itineraries so that every one of you will have the successful ascent of the peak and have the life experience.

It is one of the peaks in Nepal managed and granted permission by Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) for climbing. Relatively it is a newly opened route in the Annapurna region and therefore, many travelers still do not know about this peak, therefore, only a few trekkers make it to the Mardi Himal, which is spectacularly situated at the base of Mt. Machhapuchre. Mardi Himal is located very close to Pokhara and offers the amazing opportunity for photographs. This peak is said to have drawn into attention in the year 1953 and was climbed successfully in the year 1961 for the first time from its east ridge.

Mardi Himal trekking trip no doubt offers amazing mountain vista of numerous of majestic mountains namely Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m) Mt. Annapurna II (7937 m), Mt. Annapurna III (7,555 m.), Annapurna IV (7,525 m.), Mt. Annapurna south (7,219 m) Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441 m.), Mt. Machhapuchhre known as Mt. Fishtail and so forth.

Besides exploring mountain, the Mardi Himal trekking trip offers many other things, as the trail goes through magical rhododendron forest, full of rare birds and animals throughout the path in the jungle you will enjoy with the chirping of birds, crossing alongside picturesque hillside you will pass through a few mountain passes, sloppy and rocky hills finally takes you to the Mardi Himal base camp (3,580 m), as you climb up alongside slippery icy trail, beating the hurdle of slippery of ice and thick fog, you will reach the top of the Mardi Himal, from where you will have amazing up close mountain views of entire Annapurna range. In the bellow, you will pass through beautiful village settled by different ethnic groups namely Gurung, Thakali and others offering you simple guesthouses and home-stay facilities. Their unique style houses thatched by stone, farm field like artistically carved, flora and fauna and wide varieties of natural wonders are worth exploring.

Mardi Himal peak trekking trip begins with a short flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara, the picturesque valley, after landing at Pokhara you will start trekking via Kande and then continue trekking to Forest camp and finally reach at Mardi Himal base camp at 2990 meter height, subsequently trek to the high camp of Mardi Himal (3,580 m) and then finally ascend to the top of the peak, from where you will sneak around the magnificent views around and then retrace back to high camp, subsequently to Siding and via Lawang, you will get down to Lumre and finally drive back to Pokhara. You will have sightseeing tour all around Pokhara around the magical caves, waterfalls and finally fly back to Kathmandu.

Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 
You will be met by Footprint Adventure Treks and Expedition’s representative at Airport and transferred to the hotel. The remainder of the afternoon at leisure for you to explore, and shopping for trekking. A pre-trek briefing will be given this evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley or Trekking prefer 

Next morning, after breakfast you will leave for a whole day sightseeing and visiting around Kathmandu valley. You can visit sacred Pashupatinath Temple and swyambhunath, especially old and fundamentally enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage Sites and  Just perfer for trekking gear after 3 pm  and stay overnight at KathmanduDay 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m, 6-7 hour)

Day 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus (6-7 Hours ) 
Enjoy a scenic drive in a tourist bus for about 8 hours. Then you will find yourself in Pokhara or I will organized your hotel in Pokhara stay overnight at Pokhara nice and clean 2 /3 star  hotel depend on your budget
 Comfortable tourist bus ride on windy highway along the Trisuli River with breathtaking view of waterfalls, river, jungle, hamlets higher up on the hills, terraced fields with seasonal crops to Pokhara, it takes 5/6 hours drive stay overnight Pokhara
Comfortable tourist bus ride on windy highway along the Trisuli River with breathtaking view of waterfalls, river, jungle, hamlets higher up on the hills, terraced fields with seasonal crops to Pokhara, it takes 5/6 hours drive stay overnight Pokhara


Day 4: Drive to Phedi and trek to Pothana Deurali (2150m)
Drive for an hour to reach Phedi. Then trek to the Deurali (a low pass) of Pothana village. You make a gradual ascent to your destination in about 4 hours. stay overnight nice and clean guest house

Day 5 : Trek to Forest Camp ( 2,950m) 3 Hrs
After spending beautiful morning in the ridge top village of Deurali, we head off the main Annapurna trekking trail and follow the forested ridge to Forest camp. Since this is new trekking destination, there are no teahouses along the way and we need to carry pack lunch and sufficient water. The day’s walk in the rhododendron forest is beautiful with gradual uphill.

Day 6 : Forest Camp to Low Camp (3150m)
You will experience the thrill of walking in the total wilderness of thick forests covered with rhododendron and other trees. Mostly the trees are covered with mosses and lichen. Occasionally the thick foliage opens into small windows, from which you will stare at the stunning sceneries of in the direction of Hiunchuli and Annapurna South. On the left side far below lies the Modi Khola Valley. As you approach the camp, captivating views of the northern face of Mt Fishtail greet  stay overnight nice and clean guest house

Day 7 : Short walk to High Camp (3 HRS / 3,550 m)
The trail further climbs along the ridge towards Mardi Himal and Mt Fishtail. From Badal Danda, we leave the tree line and arrive in shrubby alpine zone. Snowcapped peaks of Annapurna South, Huinchuli and Fishtail looms in a distance above deep valley on the either side. High camp is a small pasture after the climb with 3 lodges. Here you find yourself above the clouds and closer to snowcapped peaks.


Day 8 : High Camp to Siding (1280m)
The return route is different. You will walk through thick forest and then see the terraced farmland as you return to the Upper Mardi Khola region. You will see the original rural Nepal with its life at ease and proximity of Mother Nature. Stay overnight nice and clean guest house . 


Day 9 : Siding to Pokhara
Treat yourself to magnificent sceneries of the Himalayan region from this place and return to Pokhara then stay overnight at pokhara

Day 10 : Pokhara to Kathmandu (by Tourist bus) 5 to 6 hrs
If you are interested in extending the trip, there are many options such as Chitwan jungle safari, river rafting adventure, Kathmandu shopping tour, mountain biking and other activities.

Day 11: Final depature to Kathmandu  Internation Airpot 

The trip concludes today. Our airport representative will drop you at the international airport in Kathmandu for your flight departure from Nepal.
 

You will be met by Footprint Adventure Treks and Expedition’s representative at Airport and transferred to the hotel. The remainder of the afternoon at leisure for you to explore, and shopping for trekking. A pre-trek briefing will be given this evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation Three Star Standard Hotel
  • Maximum Altitude1400 m

Next morning, after breakfast you will leave for a whole day sightseeing and visiting around Kathmandu valley. You can visit sacred Pashupatinath Temple and swyambhunath, especially old and fundamentally enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage Sites and  Just perfer for trekking gear after 3 pm  and stay overnight at KathmanduDay 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m, 6-7 hour)

  • Accommodation Three Star Standard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Maximum Altitude1400 m

Enjoy a scenic drive in a tourist bus for about 8 hours. Then you will find yourself in Pokhara or I will organized your hotel in Pokhara stay overnight at Pokhara nice and clean 2 /3 star  hotel depend on your budget
 Comfortable tourist bus ride on windy highway along the Trisuli River with breathtaking view of waterfalls, river, jungle, hamlets higher up on the hills, terraced fields with seasonal crops to Pokhara, it takes 5/6 hours drive stay overnight Pokhara
Comfortable tourist bus ride on windy highway along the Trisuli River with breathtaking view of waterfalls, river, jungle, hamlets higher up on the hills, terraced fields with seasonal crops to Pokhara, it takes 5/6 hours drive stay overnight Pokhara

  • Accommodation Three Star Standard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Time6-7 hrs
  • Maximum Altitude822 m

Drive for an hour to reach Phedi. Then trek to the Deurali (a low pass) of Pothana village. You make a gradual ascent to your destination in about 4 hours. stay overnight nice and clean guest house

  • Accommodation Standard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time4-5 hrs
  • Maximum Altitude2100m

After spending beautiful morning in the ridge top village of Deurali, we head off the main Annapurna trekking trail and follow the forested ridge to Forest camp. Since this is new trekking destination, there are no teahouses along the way and we need to carry pack lunch and sufficient water. The day’s walk in the rhododendron forest is beautiful with gradual uphill.

  • Accommodation Standard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6 hrs
  • Maximum Altitude2550 m

You will experience the thrill of walking in the total wilderness of thick forests covered with rhododendron and other trees. Mostly the trees are covered with mosses and lichen. Occasionally the thick foliage opens into small windows, from which you will stare at the stunning sceneries of in the direction of Hiunchuli and Annapurna South. On the left side far below lies the Modi Khola Valley. As you approach the camp, captivating views of the northern face of Mt Fishtail greet  stay overnight nice and clean guest house

  • Accommodation Standard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6 hrs
  • Maximum Altitude3580 m

The trail further climbs along the ridge towards Mardi Himal and Mt Fishtail. From Badal Danda, we leave the tree line and arrive in shrubby alpine zone. Snowcapped peaks of Annapurna South, Huinchuli and Fishtail looms in a distance above deep valley on the either side. High camp is a small pasture after the climb with 3 lodges. Here you find yourself above the clouds and closer to snowcapped peaks.

  • Accommodation Standard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7 hrs
  • Maximum Altitude4500 m

The return route is different. You will walk through thick forest and then see the terraced farmland as you return to the Upper Mardi Khola region. You will see the original rural Nepal with its life at ease and proximity of Mother Nature. Stay overnight nice and clean guest house . 

  • Accommodation Standard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7 hrs
  • Maximum Altitude1860 m

Treat yourself to magnificent sceneries of the Himalayan region from this place and return to Pokhara then stay overnight at pokhara. 

  • Accommodation Three Star Standard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast & Lunch
  • Time6-7 hrs
  • Maximum Altitude822 m

If you are interested in extending the trip, there are many options such as Chitwan jungle safari, river rafting adventure, Kathmandu shopping tour, mountain biking and other activities.

  • Accommodation Three Star Standard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Time6-7 hrs
  • Maximum Altitude1400m

The trip concludes today. Our airport representative will drop you at the international airport in Kathmandu for your flight departure from Nepal.

  • MealsBreakfast
  • Maximum Altitude1400m

What's Included

  • Airport Pick up and drop by necessary transport
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu, Pokhara
  • Full board meals ( breakfast, Lunch, dinner ) in trekking
  •  During the trekking region Lodge or Guest House accommodation
  •  English speaking guide.
  •  One porter Can help two trekkers
  •  Food, Accommodation, Salary, Equipment, Medicines and insurance for trekking staff
  •  Annapurna Conservation Permit (ACAP) and TIMS
  •  Surface ground transfer on necessary place
  •  Farewell dinner with culture show program in typical restaurant
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Your travel and rescue insurance, Helicopter rescue
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu if need necessary
  • International flight tickets
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu, Pokhara
  • Tips for guide, porter, and driver
  • Hot Drinks , Mineral water, soft drink and hard drinks, laundry
  • Donation for local people, hospital, school (not compulsory)
  • Rest of expenses which are not mentioned on Cost includes.

Additional Info

High Altitude Sickness-
Mardi Himal Trek is not much height. Poon hill height is 3200m so there is not the problem for high altitude sickness.

Trekking Grade -
Mardi Himal Trek is very adventure easy and short trek feet for every age people.

Weather-
The best seasons for Mardi Himal Trek start from September until November end and from the beginning of March until the end of May. The morning time usually clear, with clouds building up during the afternoon, & disappearing at night. Trekking during the monsoon and winter is also possible.

Food-
We will provide freshly cooked food from the local guest house or restaurant. You will have breakfast and dinner at the lodge and lunch available along the trail. You can find a  variety of Nepali and Western food as well as drinks.

Transportation-
Mardi Himal Trek start transport from Airport Pick up to the hotel, Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kande according to the necessary transport by bus, car, flight, Jeep etc.

Telephone and Internet-
There a few places available for Telephone and the Internet. You can get internet password from the hotel counter for telephone and internet cost would be extra.

Drinking Water-
The bottles water is available along the trail until the last village. You can take buy boil water from the lodge or restaurant or you can use Iodine or water purifying medicines.

Luggage -
In Kathmandu, you will get 4 to 3-star standard Hotel or resort accommodation. During the trekking part,  rooms will be basic, normally just a bed with a pillow and blankets. You will have a private room but the bathroom will be outside. There are some guest houses with attach bathroom as well as but they will cost extra.

Group Leader and Crew-
We promise we will provide Trained Experienced with honest with local Trekking Guide and Sherpa staff when there are 8 or more members in the Group and porters to carry your luggage and there will be 1 porter for 2 members.

Trekking Equipment-
It's not necessary to spend a lot of money for extra equipment and clothing before your trip. The majority of these gears can be bought at reasonable rates in Kathmandu.

Trekking Days-
The time schedule is very important for enjoy the trip with among the Guide porters and trekkers Each morning after packing our bags and hot breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk. After walking for 3-4 hours we stop for lunch at around midday. The afternoon’s walk.  The remainder of the afternoon can be spent exploring the village, doing a bit of washing or simply relaxing with a good book. On some days we will arrive at our destination by lunchtime and the entire afternoon will be free.

Customize Itinerary-
As per your time schedule if there is not the suitable date for trekking departure from Kathmandu so place to mention your suitable time and date then we will organize your great trip to Mardi Himal Trek.

Trip Extensions-
In addition to Mardi Himal Trek, we can organize  trip to Langtang, Everest, Ghorepani Poon Hill, Manaslu, Mustang  trekking, Mountain Flight , the water rafting,  jungle safari, City tour (Kathmandu, Pokhara  or Lumbini ) ,home stay Tour, Nepal Cultural Tour, Tibet tour ,Bhutan tour  or India tour  extension as per your time limit.

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