10 days Mardi Himal Trek is a hidden gem. Fantastic Mardi Himal Trek is located just ease of one of the most legendary trekking destinations of Nepal, the Annapurna Base Camp trek. Mardi Himal Trek Presents an Amazing and Picturesque Journey to Mardi Himal, Wherever You’ll Be Fully Soaked with the views of snowcapped peaks and walking into a pristine forest of beautiful Rhododendron-magnolia-pines and oak lines and extraordinary views of Annapurna, Machhapuchre(Fishtail) and Hiunchuli mountains.
Mardi himal trekking journey begins from Pokhara and officially initiating trek from Phedi to Deurali. The trail goes along small winding paths, easy at the beginning transforming into steep hills up to Forest Camp. Through the alpine forests with magical rhododendron blooming, the trekkers start stepping in the jungle on the top of a ridge. The trail drops steeply and then slowly gains height and then back onto the ridge escalating to High Camp. The landscape changes quite abruptly into a rugged high mountain landscape, with amazing views of Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,997m) ahead and Mt. Annapurna (8,091m) in the south. The most favorable months to trek here are Mar-May and Sept-Nov as the skies get clear and the trails are dry.
Mardi Himal Trek - 10 Days route is a short and fairly new trekking destination in Annapurna region of Nepal, where we expect less trekker than other trekking routes of Nepal, while we traveling in this area we stay at teahouses and have an experience of local food and culture. A wonderful trekking destination provides massive Mountains View of including Annapurna, Machhapuchre, Hiunchuli and Mardi Himal. And thrill landscape.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft)
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International airport, you will be welcomed by the Messenger Travels and Tours staff and transferred to your hotel, overnight at the hotel.
Day 02: Drive to Pokhara (827m/2700ft):6-7 hours
We will have an early morning scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara through the Prithvi highway. From the city, we get great views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre, the five peaks of Annapurna. Pokhara is also a tourist destination, so we take some time out in the evening and enjoy. Overnight in Pokhara.
Day 03: Drive to Phedi and trek to Deurali (2100m/6,720ft): 30 minutes drive, 4-5 hours trek
After an early morning breakfast in our Hotel in Pokhara, we take a short drive to Phedi and start our adventure, our trail leads us through the breathtaking typical local villages and forests and we going to walk on few stone steps, terraced fields. We continue our walk to the beautiful village of Deurali which is a small located on the top of the small hill with good views of the Annapurna range, Mardi Himal and Macchhapuchhare. Overnight in Deurali.
Day 04: Deurali to forest camp (2,520m/8064ft):6-7 hours
Today our hiking goes through the lush forest dotted with the beautiful flowers trees of rhododendrons which is a national flower of Nepal. Our trail is very quiet until we reach a clearing of the forest camp. We can take rest and explore the area which is also known as kokar. We stay overnight at Forest Camp.
Day 05: Forest camp to low camp (2970m/9504ft):5-6 hours
Our trek will continually go through oak and dense forests admiring beautifully Nepalese culture and rich biodiversity along the way and we finally reach low camp, as we reaching we really surprised while seeing a fantastic view of Mt. Machapuchhre (Mt. Fishtail) and Mardi Himal even closer. We can spend some time in the evening observing the local lifestyle. We stay overnight at low camp.
Day 06: Low camp to high camp (3540m/11328ft):3-4 hours
Today our trail leads us the high region of a valley as we hike alongside a ridge valley towards thrill mountain view of Machhapuchare and Mardi Himal. The tree lines start getting thinner and the area mostly consists of shrubs with isolated rhododendron bushes along with the trail. As we making our ascent continually towards the high camp the final destination of this trek we might see the Daphne pheasant (the national bird of Nepal), once we arrive at high camp than we will observe the breathtaking view of mountain range with an isolated valley of Annapurna region. Overnight in high camp.
Day 07: High camp to upper viewpoint (4250m/13600ft), return back to high camp: 2-3 hours
Today is a final day of our ascend while trekking in this region, after reaching to upper viewpoint than we descend, as we hike on our way to the Upper viewpoint the trails is sometime on a steep and narrow. From this point we can a stunning mountain view of Mardi Himal (5587m), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna south (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Baraha Shikhar (7647m), Machapuchhre (6993m) and many other exotic peaks and we come back to high camp and stay overnight.
Day 08: Trek to Sidhing village (1700m/5440ft):6-7 hours
We are taking an exciting trek back to Siding villages; Siddhing village is less crowded and outstanding villages where you can spend a night with the glorious view of a green valley. We stay overnight at Siddhing.
Day 09: Trek to Lumre and drive to Pokhara and fly to Kathmandu:2-3 hours drive and 25 minutes flight
Today is our final trek day. We take an early morning breakfast at the same tea house here and walk towards Lumre village and finally reaching the road from where we begin our drive to Pokhara. After reaching the city, we continue our drive to its domestic airport and fly back to the Kathmandu. We take a rest and freshen up. In the evening, there will be a farewell dinner to celebrate the successful completion of our Mardi Himal Trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 10: Final departure
Our representative will drop you off at the airport. We are sure that you will be inspired to visit Nepal again this trek. We hope that you choose us to plan your next trip to Nepal.
We will be staying at 3 Star Standard hotels which have deluxe suite in Kathmandu for 2 nights and the best available teahouses during the trek. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 300.
All meals will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners for guests. While on the short trek, we have breakfast and dinner in the tea-houses/lodges we spend the night and lunch on our way to the next destination. The teahouse menu includes Nepalese, Tibetan and the more common continental cuisines for us to choose from.
This trek’s itinerary is planned with a high degree of awareness of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Experts agree that gaining elevation without proper consideration of AMS could be fatal. The higher the altitude, the less oxygen will be in the air. Therefore, our body needs time to adapt to an environment with less oxygen.
For Mardi Himal Trek, there will be one leader, assistant leader (5 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and porters for luggage carrying (2 trekkers: 1 porter). This arrangement ensures that even if anybody in the group gets sick or is unable to carry on, the trip can still go ahead as planned for the rest of the group. We can run the trek for groups of any size, but usually, it is a maximum of twelve people as we've found this to be the best size for a successful trip. If you would like to make a group booking for more than twelve people together, we can arrange this too.
Messenger Travel & Tours is definitely committed to porter rights. We make sure that all our porters are well treated, well paid and we provide the level of shelter, clothing and footwear that these harsh environments demand. Porters who become sick are treated with the same care and attention as other team members and we have previously used helicopters - at our expense - to rescue porters from dangerous situations. We support the work of the International Porter Protection Group (IPPG), making our resources available to them to help improve the working conditions of the porters.
Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
Mardi Trek 10 days is a moderate trek. Travelers who can walk up to 6-7 hours a day on an uphill and downhill trail will find this trek fulfilling. It is best that we prepare ourselves for the trek by jogging and exercising regularly at least a month prior to the start of the trek. Trekking to the Mardi Himal should be relatively easier for those who have experience walking/trekking in a high altitude environment. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Messenger Travel & Tours before booking the trek.
Best Time to Travel
The best time for the Mardi Himal Trek is spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. The temperature is moderate in these seasons and guarantees amazing views through the trip. Although this trek can be undertaken during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.
Note:There will be 2(percent) additional discount per person, if the group of people exceeds the minimum group of people (Min. 2 Pax)