Mardi Himal Trek
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Facts of this Trip

Duration 11 Days
Trip Grade Moderate
Max Altitude 4500 M
Trip Type Tea house Trek
Accommodation *** Hotel/ Tea house on Trail
Meals Full board on trek
Transportation Comfortable Vehicle
Season Spring / Autumn
Group Size Minimum 2 pax

Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek is an unseen gem and an unexplored trekking destination in Nepal. Lying south to one of the most popular trekking routes which is Annapurna Base Camp trail, not many have set their foot in the trail of Mardi. Mardi trek can be the best route to trek because of the least crowd during the favorable seasons, unlike the other trails. You won’t be meeting tourists or trekkers frequently like in other treks in the Annapurna region. The major attractions of this trekking are the Mardi Base Camp, the traditional Nepali village Landruk, the up-close view of the mountains and the green luscious forest at Forest Camp.

Mardi Himal Trek is not much challenging and has good trails. Few of the times, the sections are quite steep but at the other times, the ridges are grassy and easy to walk. The maximum altitude for Mardi trek is 4500 m at the viewpoint or the Mardi Himal Base Camp. The panoramic view of the mountains Annapurna South and Machhpuchhre (Fishtail) will make you feel heavenly and rejuvenate the tired body. Mardi trek will also impress you with the flora, fauna, wildlife, the green rich forests of Oak and Maple and the gorgeous national flower Rhododendron along the trails. Mardi Himal trek is simply the best trek not only for the views of the mountains but also to discover the traditional village life and the true countryside of Nepal.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival at Kathmandu

Upon your arrival at the Tribhawn International airport, Kathmandu our representative from Alfresco Adventure Travel wait for you outside at the airport terminal with your Name card. Our team will welcome and collect your baggage at the airport. By formal introduction s/he transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle. Note: On the day of your arrival our representative will brief you about the preparation of trekking have a short time gathering with your trekking guide and support staff. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about the trek. We will provide our trek duffel bag. Please make sure you bring your passport, three copies of passport-size photos, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. In the evening you will enjoy complimentary welcome dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with Nepalese cuisine. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2

Drive to Pokhara by tourist bus- 7 Hours.

After breakfast we start our onward journey to Pokhara after Scenic 6-7 hours (200 km) drive you will encounter different landscape of hills and mountains, climate variation, housing pattern of village people, farming land on a seasonable crops and the highway goes along on the bank of Trishuli river and Marsyangdi river, In the rafting season you can see Rafting on that river. Then after you will reach the beautiful and peaceful town Pokhara. Or you may take a 30 min flight to Pokhara enjoying the non-stop mountain scenery and valleys. This option costs an extra $109. A city with a large lake that offers us the magnificent views of various mountains. Dhaulagiri, the whole Annapurna range, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) among others. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3

Drive to Kande -1 hour. Trek to Australian Base Camp (2060 m)-3 hours.

After breakfast we head out for Kande on a jeep. The drive to Kande where our trek begins is of 1 hour. As we reach there, we begin our trek on the beautiful trail and walk upwards to the Australian Base Camp for about 3 hours. Australian Camp is a beautiful village best known, where on a clear day you can see an unobstructed view of the Himalayan Mountains of Annapurna range, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu range and also beautiful green hills.

Day 4

Trek to Forest Camp (2600 m) - 6 to 7 hours.

After breakfast in the morning, we head out to reach Forest Camp which will take almost 6 to 7 hours of walk. The trail is slightly downhill from Base Camp to Pothana (1950 m) and again ascends to Deurali (2100 m). At Deurali there is a signboard pointing towards right saying “Forest Camp”. This will be the path we follow to reach the destination. The trail enters a quiet jungle of oak trees, maples, rhododendrons etc. After walking for few more hours, we reach Forest Camp.

Day 5

Trek to Low Camp (3050 m) - 6 to 7 hours.

After walking a steep climb for about few hours, we are out of the forest and onto a grassy ridge. The ridge is sometimes full of snow. The mountains seem to grow closer to you as you walk towards the Low Camp. After walking for around 6 to 7 hours you reach Low Camp at the afternoon. Enjoying a good sip of tea, you can acclimatize and capture the best views of the up close Annapurna South and Mt. Machhapuchhre.

Day 6

Trek to High Camp (3900 m) – 4 to 5 hours.

We wake up early this day for the beautiful view of sunrise through the mountains. After early breakfast, we head on to the trekking trails. We walk on the grassy ridges which during winters are filled with snow. The trail ascends throughout the walk up to the High Camp. We walk above the tree line and the temperature reduces along the path. After walking for almost 4 to 5 hours, we finally reach High Camp.

Day 7

Trek to Base Camp (4500m). Trek to Badaldanda (3250 m) – 6 to 7 hours.

Today we wake up early and walk for few hours to reach the Mardi Himal Base Camp. The view of the Annapurna Sanctuary can be clearly seen. The panoramic scenes of South face of Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) will be worth every steps taken to the Base Camp. After spending few hours here, we return back to the High Camp for lunch. After having lunch and resting for some time at High camp, we walk down to Low Camp from where it is about an hour or two’s walk to Badaldanda. We will be staying at the teahouse at Badaldanda today.

Day 8

Trek to Landruk (1565 m) – 6 to 7 hours.

After breakfast we start walking towards Forest Camp from where we will be taking a side trail down to the beautiful village of Landruk. The elevation changes drastically while walking down to Landruk. Landruk is a Gurung village with traditional houses that witnesses the immensely beautiful view of snow peak Annapurna South. After walking for around 6 to hours we reach the village.

Day 9

Trek to Syauli Bazar (1220 m) – 3 hours. Drive to Pokhara – 2 hours.

Today is the last day of trekking. We start our day with a descent down the trail to Syauli Bazar. The hike will be quite tough with many steep steps down. On arrival at Syauli Bazar we drive to Pokhara in a public vehicle. Upon reaching Pokhara, we celebrate the successful trek to the Mardi Himal.

Day 10

Drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus- 7 hours

We head out for Kathmandu in a tourist bus. Enjoying the last glimpse of the beautiful Himalayas, we return back to Kathmandu. The journey will be of 7 total hours. Upon arrival at Kathmandu, our representative will meet and transfer you back to the hotel. In the evening we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances.

Day 11

Transfer to the International Airport for Your Final Flight Departure.

The trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your flight departure from Nepal.

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Trip Cost Includes

  • Arrival and Departure by comfortable Private vehicle
  • All necessary paperwork, trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • 3 star accommodation in Kathmandu on BB plan (with breakfast)
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek (Include breakfast, lunch, Dinner)
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner in typical Nepal restaurant with Nepal food
  • All land transportation is arrange as pre the itinerary in a comfortable vehicle
  • Potter service (2 trekkers = 1 porter)
  • Staff cost including their salary, insurance and allowance
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader or guide)

Trip Cost Exclude

  • Your Medical and travel insurance
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Personal Belong items
  • Personal expenses, shopping, Beverage bills and so on.
  • Tips for staffs

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