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Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek

  • All Around the year( Except Rainy Season)
Mardi Himal Trek, situated at the east of the world's most popular Trekking trail Annapurna Base Camp Trek. It is the hidden gem as only a few trekkers make their way to Mardi Himal. This trek has amazing landscapes and dramatic changes in the view in a few walking hours. If you are looking for short, easy and amazing view trek then this is the best trekking trail.


Highlights

  • Moderate
  • All Around the year( Except Rainy Season)
  • Trekking
  • Hotel/ Tea house lodges
  • Private Vehicle
  • Trek


Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1 Kathmandu Arrival - 1400 m altitude, approx. 30 minutes’ drive
  • Day 2 Drive Kathmandu- Pokhara 900m altitude, 6 to 7 hours drive depending on traffic: 211 Km (B)
  • Day 3 Drive to Phedi: 45 minutes, Trek to Australian Camp via Dhampus: 4 hours walk, 6.5 km (B, L, D)
  • Day 4 Australian Camp- Deurali (Pritam Deurali- 2540 m altitude) - Forest Camp (2600m altitude) 6 hours wa
  • Day 5 Forest Camp- High Camp 3550 m altitude - 6 hours trek, 7 km (B, L, D)
  • Day 6 Explore Mardi Base Camp 4500 m altitude - 7hours trek (B, L, D)
  • Day 7 High Camp- Sidding Village 1750 m altitude – 6 hours trek, 7 km (B, L, D)
  • Day 8 Sidding- Lwang Ghalel, 1460 m altitude-6 hours trek, 8km and drive to Pokhara: 2 hours, 17.3 km (B,
  • Day 9 Pokhara-Kathmandu, 210 km & approx. 6-7 hrs drive, typical Nepali dinner with live cultural show (B,
  • Day 10 Departure (B)

Includes

Cost Includes:
1. Transport in private Vehicle
• Airport transfers
• Kathmandu – Pokhara-Kathmandu transfer
• Transfer to Phedi from Pokhara
• Transfer from Lwang ghale to Pokhara in private Jeep

2. Accommodations:
• Kathmandu (2Ns):
• Pokhara (2Ns):
• Tea House Accommodation during trekking (5Ns)

3. Meals:
• All breakfasts
• Lunches: 6 lunch during trekking
• Dinner: 5 dinners during the trekking


4. Trekking Package:
• Tea House Accommodations, English Speaking License Holder Guide, all his expenses and limited hot water will be served

5. Guide
• A representative from Aarya Village Travel for arrival and departure assistance
• An experienced English Speaking licensed holder guide during trekking and sightseeing in Kathmandu.

6. Taxes and Permits:
• All the applicable services charges, government taxes, ACAP, TIMs card

Excludes

Cost Excludes of the above program:
1. International Airfare, Nepal VISA Fees ($30 per person), Excess baggage charge in Domestic flight, Travel Insurance
2. Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary
3. Cost for Porter: who can carry a maximum of 20 kg of luggage
4. Meals not listed in the itinerary
5. Gratuities, tips to guides, drivers, etc
6. Personal expenses such as laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc
7. Payment Transfer Charge
8. Hotels check out as per the hotel rules.
9. Any extra expenses incurred from flight cancellation or delay, sudden price escalations in hotels, transport, flight or any other items, any form of rescue

Detail Itinerary

1Day 1 - Kathmandu Arrival - 1400 m altitude, approx. 30 minutes’ drive

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport at Kathmandu, one of our representatives from Aarya Village Travel shall meet, assist and transfer you to your hotel. You will enjoy welcome drinks while you will be briefed about your Nepal adventure trek itinerary. The rest of the day will be at your leisure.

 Kathmandu Arrival - 1400 m altitude, approx. 30 minutes’ drive
 Kathmandu Arrival - 1400 m altitude, approx. 30 minutes’ drive
2Day 2 - Drive Kathmandu- Pokhara 900m altitude, 6 to 7 hours drive depending on traffic: 211 Km (B)

Your journey on the second day begins with a drive to Pokhara right after breakfast which may take approximately 6 hours of drive. Located 210 km west of Kathmandu, this beautiful lakeside city is a prime tourism destination in Nepal offering with spellbinding and hypnotic natural beauty, stunning panoramic views of Himalayan peaks. The drive on the way itself is going to be an amazingly unique experience as you travel beside the mighty river with some strong current almost throughout your journey with scenic greenery on both sides of the road along with human settlements thick and thin at different places. After you reach Pokhara you check in to your hotel, get yourself refreshed and have some rest. During the evening you might enjoy walking along the bank of Phewa Lake, admiring the stunning reflection of the Fish Tail Peak over the bluish Phewa Lake water.

Drive Kathmandu- Pokhara 900m altitude, 6 to 7 hours drive depending on traffic: 211 Km (B)
Drive Kathmandu- Pokhara 900m altitude, 6 to 7 hours drive depending on traffic: 211 Km (B)
3Day 3 - Drive to Phedi: 45 minutes, Trek to Australian Camp via Dhampus: 4 hours walk, 6.5 km (B, L, D)

Our guide will escort you to Phedi on a drive that lasts for 45 minutes. Walking through beautiful villages, terraced farms and a short stretch of woods we reach Dhampus hill. Dhampus is a small, ethnic Gurung village. The Gurungs are known for their welcoming nature and bravery. A hike to Dhampus will give you an opportunity to witness the daily lives of the villagers from milking the buffalos to their daily chores on their farms. We will have Lunch at Dhampus. After lunch walk across the village towards the Australian Camp which takes about an hour. The camp is at the center of the Dhampus. The Australian Camp provides amazing views of Annapurna South, Fishtail, Mt Dhaulagiri, Tukuche peak, Dhampus Peak, Nilgiri, and Himchuli. Overnight at Australian Camp.

Drive to Phedi: 45 minutes, Trek to Australian Camp via Dhampus: 4 hours walk, 6.5 km (B, L, D)
Drive to Phedi: 45 minutes, Trek to Australian Camp via Dhampus: 4 hours walk, 6.5 km (B, L, D)
4Day 4 - Australian Camp- Deurali (Pritam Deurali- 2540 m altitude) - Forest Camp (2600m altitude) 6 hours wa

After breakfast, we head out from the Australian camp continuing through forests to Pothana village and continue trekking to a ridge of Mardi and Mordi River, Pritam Deurali. We will have lunch at Deurali. From (Deurali) we are leaving the trail of the ABC trek and following the trail through quiet forests with mixed vegetation. We pass the Pine Forest road which is again steep ascent. We pass through scenic Rhododendron forests. The entire trail ascends in a dense forest filled with birds whistling and chirping. Since this is a new trekking route you will find no tea houses in between. Overnight at Forest Camp.

Australian Camp- Deurali (Pritam Deurali- 2540 m altitude) - Forest Camp (2600m altitude) 6 hours wa
Australian Camp- Deurali (Pritam Deurali- 2540 m altitude) - Forest Camp (2600m altitude) 6 hours wa
5Day 5 - Forest Camp- High Camp 3550 m altitude - 6 hours trek, 7 km (B, L, D)

After Breakfast, we start our trek from Forest Camp to Low Camp and then to high camp. We stop for lunch at Low camp (2970m), here you can see the amazing and clear views of Mt. Fishtail. After lunch, between the journey of Low camp and High Camp, there is a place called View Point where you can see various snow-capped mountains like South Annapurna, Himchuli, Mt. Fishtail and villages like Chhomrong Village, Ghandruk Village, and Annapurna region. From here we start walking upwards to High Camp (3550m) where you will be staying overnight.
High camp is a small pasture where you find yourself above the clouds and closer to snowcapped peaks. Overnight at High Camp.

Forest Camp- High Camp 3550 m altitude - 6 hours trek, 7 km (B, L, D)
Forest Camp- High Camp 3550 m altitude - 6 hours trek, 7 km (B, L, D)
6Day 6 - Explore Mardi Base Camp 4500 m altitude - 7hours trek (B, L, D)

The most thrilling and astonishing day of Mardi Himal Base Camp trek with a long descent to Mardi Himal Base Camp. Most portions of this trail is ascending up on rocky pebble paths, following the footprints of Yak. It takes 4hrs to reach the base camp of Mardi Himal, the base camp is right below Fishtail and the altitude alpine base camp approach provides amazing views of Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Flute Peak, Mt. Hiuchuli, sacred mountain Machhapuchhare and Manaslu with a massive canyon. We then trek down to the guesthouse and spend extra night at high camp.

Explore Mardi Base Camp 4500 m altitude - 7hours trek (B, L, D)
Explore Mardi Base Camp 4500 m altitude - 7hours trek (B, L, D)
7Day 7 - High Camp- Sidding Village 1750 m altitude – 6 hours trek, 7 km (B, L, D)

There is no better way to start your day than with the most precious Sunrise view where the sun's rays hit the peaks with a golden yellowish hue. Have your breakfast at High camp and descend towards Sidding, it is a 6-hour walk. This is a different route down to the upper Mardi Khola. Here, as we make our way along the banks of the Mardi Khola from the hill-side village of Siding, down through the lovely fields, passing the simple farms and over an interesting suspension bridge. There is no doubt that this is indeed idyllic Nepal Countryside. Overnight at Sidding

High Camp- Sidding Village 1750 m altitude – 6 hours trek, 7 km (B, L, D)
High Camp- Sidding Village 1750 m altitude – 6 hours trek, 7 km (B, L, D)
8Day 8 - Sidding- Lwang Ghalel, 1460 m altitude-6 hours trek, 8km and drive to Pokhara: 2 hours, 17.3 km (B,

After a leisurely breakfast at Sidding we walk towards Lwang which is a gradual ascent with flat portions too. From this point the trail contours and is undulating. Lwang is a Gurung village with rich culture and traditions. After a short walk now from Lwang Ghalel the trail skirts an outcrop. Here your transport awaits you. We will be back to Pokhara after lunch. Check-in the hotel and relax. Evening you can stroll around the lakeside and mingle with travelers.

Sidding- Lwang Ghalel, 1460 m altitude-6 hours trek, 8km and drive to Pokhara: 2 hours, 17.3 km (B,
Sidding- Lwang Ghalel, 1460 m altitude-6 hours trek, 8km and drive to Pokhara: 2 hours, 17.3 km (B,
9Day 9 - Pokhara-Kathmandu, 210 km & approx. 6-7 hrs drive, typical Nepali dinner with live cultural show (B,

After Breakfast drive back to Kathmandu for around 6-7 hours (depending on traffic). Check in hotel. You can rest and prepare for an exciting evening.
In the evening we will go for Typical Nepali Dinner with a live cultural show performed by different ethnic groups. It lasts for 3 hours.

Pokhara-Kathmandu, 210 km & approx. 6-7 hrs drive, typical Nepali dinner with live cultural show (B,
Pokhara-Kathmandu, 210 km & approx. 6-7 hrs drive, typical Nepali dinner with live cultural show (B,
10Day 10 - Departure (B)

Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight a representative from Aarya Village Travel will transfer you to the airport for your onward journey.