Mardi Himal Yoga Trek

Mardi Himal Yoga Trek

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  • Duration:11 Days
  • Trip GradeModerate
  • DestinationTIA Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude4500 m
  • ActivityTrekking , Yoga , Hiking
  • Group Size2-10 Maximum
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The Mardi Himal Trek is one of the newest and most popular short treks in the Annapurna region. This is the hidden gem of the Annapurna Himalayas range, which offers awe-inspiring views of snowy peaks, amazing landscapes, valleys, and beautiful terrain, along with phenomenal yoga sessions surrounded by those beautiful views. Trekking with yoga is widely popular these days in the mountains. Yoga is a Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline that includes breathing control, simple meditation, body stretching, and many more postures that heal your body. Yoga is getting popular for the health and relaxation of your body in Nepal. Mardi is one of the best places to do these kinds of things because it has a good altitude for breathing, a nice atmosphere, and is surrounded by nature. It is one of the shortest treks in Nepal where you can trek with the least risk of altitude sickness.

Trekking on the less-traveled trails in the Annapurna region and doing yoga, which connects your inner soul with nature, are great ways to spend time there. Most people trek in the Annapurna Region so they can do yoga every day and see the beautiful mountains. The Mardi Himal Yoga trekking trip begins with a short flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara, the picturesque valley. After landing in Pokhara, you will drive to Dhampus and start trekking towards the Pothana, then continue trekking to Forest Camp, Low Camp, Badal Danda, and finally, Mardi Himal base camp. After that, hike to Mardi Himal's high camp and then climb to the peak's summit, where you can take in the amazing views. Then, walk back to the high camp, then to Siding, then to Lumle, and then to Pokhara. You will have a sightseeing tour all around Pokhara, around the magical caves and waterfalls, and finally, fly back to Kathmandu.

Major Highlights of Mardi Himal Yoga Trek

Mardi Viewpoint

Mardi Upper Viewpoint is the best section of this short and typical Mardi Himal trek since it offers panoramic views of nature. The northern side offers stunning mountain vistas, while the east and west offer harsh terrain and high heels. The southern side offers views of Pokhara city and its lakes. Sunrise and sunset are intriguing because you can see the sun's golden splendor. Mardi Himal offers breathtaking views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machapuchhre, Nilgiri, and more. 

Pokhara

Pokhara, in western Nepal, is a major tourist city in the Annapurna Himalayas. It's a great place to view mountains, lakes, and other natural treasures. Annapurna Base Camp, Poonhill Ghorepani, and Mardi Himal begin at Pokhara. Pokhara is also the starting point for most tourism, trekking, and adventure activities in Nepal, including boating, rafting, Annapurna trekking, paragliding, bungee jumping, ziplining, canyoning, and skydiving in Annapurna. 

Yoga class with breathtaking mountain vistas

The most amazing aspect of this trip is the opportunity to practice yoga in the mountains, in the clean air of the mountains, where you will be able to achieve inner peace, get rid of any kind of negative thoughts that have been plaguing your life, and develop a mind that is more comfortable and peaceful. When you are doing yoga in the mountains with complete concentration, the experience has a huge impact on you. During the trip, you'll also get to see the area's beautiful glacial valleys and a wide range of plants and animals.

Highlights of Mardi Himal Yoga Trek 

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site excursion in Kathmandu before the trek.
  • Scenic and picturesque flight to the beautiful touristic city of Pokhara. 
  • Trekking through the vibrant and less crowded trail that offers majestic views of valleys, mountains, landscapes, forests, and lakes.
  • Every morning Yoga and meditation practice in the foothills of the Annapurna Himalayas. 
  • Stunning views of the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri, Hiunchuli, Fishtail, and many more snowy peaks. 
  • Explore the local culture, traditional villages, and warm hospitality from the local people. 
  • Experience sunset and sunrise from the Mardi High Camp above snowy peaks.

Best Season for Mardi Himal Trek

The Mardi Himal walk is possible throughout the year, although September, October, and November are the best months to go. These three different months come in Nepal's post-monsoon autumn season, which offers a beautiful blue sky, breathtaking mountain vistas, and lush landscapes. You still have the spring season if you can't complete your adventure in these three months (March, April, and May). Autumn and spring are the best times to go trekking on Mardi Himal because you can see the Annapurnas, the scenery is green, and there are rhododendron flowers everywhere.

Fitness for the Mardi Himal Trek

A good training schedule prior to your journey will make it much more pleasurable. The Mardi Himal Yoga Trek is comparable to other hikes in the Annapurna region. It doesn't require any climbing expertise. We have seen people of all ages, including the young, overweight, and underweight, complete this trek, and they all express great appreciation for it being a non-difficult trek that does not call for technical gear like ropes, oxygen cylinders, crampons, or walking poles.

Difficulty of the Mardi Himal Trek

You will only be walking through a jungle for one or two days on the Mardi Himal Journey, so it is an easy trek. You might come across a wild yak, a leopard, or other animals. Once you arrive at the Mardi Himal base camp, be cautious of the avalanche.

Mardi Himal Yoga Trek is without a doubt a once-in-a-lifetime trek for people who love adventure and yoga. When you go on a yoga trek in the Annapurna area, you can enjoy a peaceful walk and unobstructed views of the Himalayas. Aside from that, you can continue your trek from Pokhara to Annapurna Base Camp, Ghorepani Poonhill, and many other destinations. ara. To know more about the customized and interesting packages of Nepal tours, treks, and adventure sports, you can check out the complete guidebook for Annapurna Region or feel free to contact us anytime.

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Itinerary

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This is the regular itinerary for Mardi Himal Yoga Trek. If you are looking for a customized trip to Mardi Himal, please do contact us

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

  • Accommodation Kumari Boutique Hotel
  • Maximum Altitude1,350 m

Next morning, after breakfast you will leave for a whole day sightseeing and visiting around Kathmandu valley. You will be taken to the sacred Hindu temple Pashupatinath, Boudhanath Stupa, Swyambhunath Stupa, and Patan Durbar Square which all are enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. After the long day of sightseeing, you can pack your bag for the next day's drive to Pokhara. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation Kumari Boutique Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast &Welcome Dinner
  • TimeFull Day
  • Maximum Altitude1,350 m

After early morning breakfast, we will be flying towards the Pokhara. The 25 min flight would be scenic and picturesque. After landing at Pokhara airport, we'll drive towards Dhampus via Jeep. After 2hrs of driving, we will again start our trek which would be a short warm-up day for our Mardi Himal Yoga Trek. 

On this day, we'll stay at Pothana and practice some Yoga and stretching before dinner. From here, you can experience the magical sunset over Mt. Fishtail and Annapurna South along with other snowy peaks. Overnight at a normal guest house. 

  • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time25min flight, 2hr drive & 1hr walk
  • Maximum Altitude1,890 m

After spending the 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 a new trekking destination, there are no teahouses along the way and we need to carry a packed lunch and sufficient water. The day’s walk in the rhododendron forest is beautiful with a gradual uphill.

In the evening, our Yoga instructor will organize a Yoga & stretching session in front of the giant Himalayas range. 

  • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time4-5 hours
  • Maximum Altitude2,550 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 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.

A Yoga session will be organized by your guide in the evening. 

  • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time4-5 hours
  • Maximum Altitude3,150 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 the shrubby alpine zone. Snowcapped peaks of Annapurna South, Huinchuli, and Fishtail loom in a distance above the deep valley on 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 Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7 hrs
  • Maximum Altitude3,580 m

Early morning, we will depart towards the Mardi upper viewpoint and base camp for the best views of mountains and landscapes. We can also experience the sunrise from the upper viewpoint. Stunning mountain views, amazing landscapes, and terrain will definitely amaze you. Later, we will come back to Mardi High camp the lunch. After lunch, we'll gradually descend down to low camp for a night's stay. 

A Yoga session will be organized by your guide at the top of the Mardi Viewpoint. 

 

  • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7 hours
  • Maximum Altitude4,500 m

We will be coming down from the same trail until low camp and we will hike towards the village called Siding. On the way, we can see the dense rhododendron forest, villages, and valleys that can inspire you in your whole day. From the Siding village, we will take a jeep to come back to Pokhara. 

  • Accommodation Three Star Standard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast & Lunch
  • Time4-5 hours trek and 2hours drive
  • Maximum Altitude830 m

On this day, after breakfast, we will take you for the Pokhara sightseeing such as World Peace Stupa, Davis Falls, Gupteshwor Cave, International Mountain Museum, and at the end boating at Phewa lake. 

If you still want to practice Yoga and meditation, we can organize a short one near the lakeside. 

  • Accommodation Three Star Standard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • TimeFull Day
  • Maximum Altitude830 m

After breakfast, we'll leave for the Pokhara airport to fly back to Kathmandu. It will be another beautiful and scenic flight with mountain views, landscapes, and scenery. 

  • Accommodation Kumari Boutique Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Time25 min
  • Maximum Altitude1,350 m

Your journey in Nepal comes to an end today. We will transfer you to International Airport for your final departure. Please note that you have to be at the airport before 3 hours of flight time. 

  • MealsBreakfast

What's Included

  • Airport/Hotel pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 2-night accommodation in Kathmandu, and 2-night in Pokhara on a twin sharing bed and breakfast basis
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara valley with private vehicles
  • All accommodations in a standard guest house during the treks on a twin sharing bed and breakfast basis
  • All the group transportation in private vehicles
  • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara with a professional tour guide and private car
  • Kathmandu - Pokhara -Kathmandu round trip flight
  • All necessary paper works, Conservation entry permits, and TIMS permit fees
  • All the meals during the trekking (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) 
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation, and Insurance for the Guide and Porter
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu in a typical Nepali restaurant with a cultural dance performance in the evening
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government taxes and official expenses
  • Professional Yoga guide who leads the team and porter who carry your bag 
  • Yoga Equipment like Mat, Neti pot is included in the package 
  • A trip completion certificate, trekking map, and duffel bag (to be returned) will be provided from company
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Your travel and rescue insurance, Helicopter rescue
  • International flight tickets and Nepal visa
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu, Pokhara
  • Tips for guide, porter, and driver
  • Hot Drinks, Mineral water, soft drink, and hard drinks, laundry.
  • Donations for local people, hospitals, and schools (not compulsory).
  • The rest of the expenses which are not mentioned in Cost includes.

Dates & Price

Departure DateTrip StatusPrice 
dateDecember 10, 2022 - December 20, 2022StatusAvailablepriceUS$1499

FAQs

Q1. What is the fitness level requirement for the Mardi Himal Yoga Trek?

A good training schedule prior to your journey will make it much more pleasurable. The Mardi Himal Yoga Trek is comparable to other hikes in the Annapurna region. It doesn't require any climbing expertise. We have seen people of all ages, including the young, overweight, and underweight, complete this trek, and they all express great appreciation for it being a non-difficult trek that does not call for technical gear like ropes, oxygen cylinders, crampons, or walking poles.

The Mardi Himal trek path normally starts from Kande, which is 1275 meters above sea level, and within a few days the trip brings you directly up to the Mardi Himal View point. The highest point you may reach is Mardi Himal Base Camp at 4500 meters, but it is unsafe when there is ice or snow, so the majority of trekkers climb to Mardi Himal Viewpoint, which is at 4250 meters.

 

Due to the fact that the Mardi Himal trek is a recently opened trail that passes through a lush forest and wilderness and that no clothing or equipment can be purchased there, you should be well-prepared from Kathmandu or Pokhara. You don't need the right equipment for this walk, though. You may complete this journey with ease if you have a pair of T-shirts, trekking shoes (regular shoes will do), a sun hat or cap, sunglasses, trekking paint, a pair of Sucks, a headlamp, normal gloves, a down jacket, sunscreen cream, general medication, a water bottle, sandals, novels, etc.

The base of the Mardi Himal hike now has a tea house. There was camp base trekking prior to 2012, but now there are numerous tea houses and lodges in every town. You don't need to bring a tent for the Mardi Himal hike, but you can set up your tent close to the tea house and eat there if that's how you like to sleep. It is much warmer to remain in the lodge rather than in a tent.

 

Travel insurance is required for all clients taking part in our Mardi Himal Yoga Trek. We strongly advise all of our clients to purchase a comprehensive travel insurance package. The insurance must cover helicopter rescue and evacuation costs at high altitudes for trekkers to the Everest region; otherwise, inadequate protection will not be provided for personal injury, medical costs, repatriation costs, or any type of illness.

 

You will only be walking through a jungle for one or two days on the Mardi Himal Journey, so it is an easy trek. You might come across a wild yak, a leopard, or other animals. Once you arrive at Mardi Himal base camp, be cautious of the avalanche.

 

Yes, you can take your family and children on a journey to Mardi Himal. It is a simple journey; you will have a cozy hotel, hot food, a shower, Wi-Fi, and a helpful local guide, so what more could you ask for? You can certainly hike to Mardi Himal with your kids. It is lovely to introduce students or young children to the different wildernesses in this area, including the snow-covered mountains, flowers, streams, wild creatures, scenery, gorges, etc. In addition to trekking and strolling, we believe the Mardi Himal hike will serve as a research location for children and students.

 

Although the Mardi Himal Trek is not a very chilly route, it will be chilly if you go in December or January. You will experience temperatures between -8 and -10, although other months will be warm. Typically, the temperature rises to 20 degrees centigrade during the day and falls to -4 to -5 degrees centigrade at night.

The Mardi Himal walk is possible throughout the year, although September, October, and November are the best months to go. These three different months come in Nepal's post-monsoon autumn season, which offers a beautiful blue sky, breathtaking mountain vistas, and lush landscapes. You still have the spring season if you can't complete your adventure in these three months (March, April, and May). Autumn and spring are the best seasons for Mardi Himal trekking since they provide spectacular views of the Annapurna Himalaya, lush scenery, and rhododendron flowers everywhere.

 

Mardi Himal is not a particularly high-altitude trek. The best advice for preventing high altitude sickness is to avoid spending the night at an elevation that is more than 3500 meters above where you spent the previous night. For further safety, it is always preferable to have one acclimatization day after climbing every 1000 meters.

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