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Mardi Himal Short Trek
Mardi Himal Short Trek
Mardi Himal Short Trek

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Mardi Himal Short Trek

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Country
Nepal

Duration
12 days

Maximum altitude
4500 m.

Activity
Trekking

Difficulty
Moderate/Difficult

Best Season
October, November, December, February, March, April

Accomodation

Meals
Excluded

Start/End Point
Kande / Dhampus Phedi

Trek Highlights

Seven-hour scenic drive to Pokhara

Walk around the tourist hub in lakeside of Pokhara

Outstanding view of Mt. Mardi, Mt. Machhapurchhre and Mt. Annapurna range

Walking through forest and wilderness zone of mountains

One of the best option to get away from the tea house trails

Beautiful villages that have not felt the impact of tourism

Rural Nepalese lifestyle and traditional farming system

Explore farmer daily lifestyle and traditional farming system very closely.

Get experiences sleeping on the tent, have spectacular Mountain View.

Trek Overview

Mardi Himal short trek is the alternative route of the Ghorepani Poon hill trek in the Annapurna region. It is around seven days trek. Mardi Himal trek offers spectacular close-up views of Mt. Fishtail(6,993 m), Annapurna South (7,219 m), and Himchuli (6,441 m). Mardi Himal Nepal is a newly open trekking route in the Annapurna region trekking. Mardi Himal name is derived from Mount Mardi (5,587 m). Now is possible to do tea house trekking and here in the main trekking season also fewer people are travel because of fewer tea houses and facilities. In the Mardi Himal short trek, you will lead towards the base camp of Mt. Mardi at an altitude of 4,500 m and return back. While trekking you will get splendid mountain views, cross sparkling rivers, and walk through lush green terraced fields. Trekkers also pass through beautiful forests and interesting villages having cultural diversity along the route ofAnnapurna.

Today is an adventurous and exciting day hike high camp to Mardi Himal base camp. The day excursion can explore the hidden ridges of the Mardi Himal area in complete wilderness, morning hike to Mardi Himal following a high ridge-line to reach the highest point of this trek at 4,500 meters.

Mardi Himal Nepal trek route you will feel the warm hospitality and friendly behavior of local people giving extra flavor to trekkers participating in Annapurna Mardi Himal trekking. Also, you can enjoy the spectacular mountain view of the Machapuchhare and the Annapurna mountain range.

The best season for Mardi Himal trekking is Autumn and Spring. Autumn starts from September to November. This season also is known as peak season in Nepal. The sky gets clear and the warm temperature brings the autumn with breathtaking Himalayas views. Likewise, the second peak season in Nepal is Spring it falls between March to May. The temperature is mildly warm you have plenty of opportunities to have clear mountain views. Spring season also for flowers to blossom and capture the vividly bloomed wildflowers during this season.

Mardi Himal short trek starts from the kade, driving one and a half hours drive from Lakeside. Your first-day trek will be the short and warm-up hike to Pothana.The next day trek to forest camp. You walk all the way throughout the densely forested area. We reach the high camp on the third day which has an elevation of 3150m. Keep your body acclimatization properly by eating soups and drinks. Next morning you have a great day ahead. We do an early morning hike in Mardi Himal Base Camp. Approximately 4 hours hike from high camp. Appreciate the rewarding view of Mardi Himal, Mount Fishtail, Gangapunra, Annapurna South, and Himchuli.Capture the amazing view of the Himalayas. Hike back to the same hotel, Breakfast after a trek to Badal Danda, As you reach to hike back in lower elevation, you feel much better and more comfortable with your breathing. We have two more days ahead, We trek down to Siding and Lwang, and then we end our treks. Mardi Himal short trek is also connected with Annapurna base Camp, Khopra trek, Ghandruk trek, If you have flexible time please contact the Himalayan smile treks manager to extend your trekking days.

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Outline Itinerary

1:

Arrival day in Kathmandu

2:

Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley

3:

Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara

4:

Drive to Kade and trek to Pothana

5:

Trek Pothana to Kakar Forest Camp

6:

Trek Forest Camp to High Camp

7:

Hike Base Camp and trek Badal Danda

8:

Trek Badal Danda to Sidding

9:

Trek Sidding to Lwang

10:

Drive Lwang to Pokhara

11:

Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu

12:

Final Departure

Prices - Prices are per person and excluding all International flight.

Gold price:

Gold Price - US$ 1035.00 Per Person (Twin sharing)

Silver price:

Silver Price - US$ 765.00 Per Person (Twin sharing)

Price
1 Travelers
GoldUS$1035
SilverUS$765
  • Airport to hotel pick and drop by private vehicle
  • Three-night accommodation in Kathmandu at three-star hotel with breakfast
  • Two-night accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast
  • Accommodation in Mountain lodge run by local people during the trek
  • Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during trekking
  • One highly experienced mountain Guide and porters (1 porter for 2 people),
  • Accommodation food, drinks, salary, insurance, transportation of both trek guide and porters
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit)
  • All necessary paper works and Annapurna conservation area entry permit
  • TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System card)
  • All additional government tax
  • Kathmandu/ Pokhara / Kathmandu tourist bus ticket.
  • Other ground transportation
  • Nepal entry visa fee (USD 25 for 15 days/ USD 40 for 30 days from the date of issue) (You may easily get Nepal visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu)
  • International airfare
  • Travelers insurance
  • All kind of drinks (Alcohol, hot and cold drinks)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara (Approx 10-12 USD)
  • Bar bills, telephone bills and other personal expenses (shopping/ laundry)
  • Tips to guide and porter
  • All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. Personal illness, strike etc.
  • Helicopter evacuation charge in case of emergency whilst trekking
  • Airport  to hotel pick and drop by private vehicle
  • Three-night accommodation in Kathmandu at three-star hotel with breakfast
  • Two-night accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast
  • One highly experienced mountain Guide and porters (1 porter for 2 people),
  • Accommodation food, drinks, salary, insurance, transportation of both trek guide and porters
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit)
  • All necessary paper works and Annapurna conservation area entry permit
  • TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System card)
  • All additional government tax
  • Kathmandu/ Pokhara / Kathmandu tourist bus ticket.
  • Other ground transportation
  • Nepal entry visa fee (USD 25 for 15 days from the date of issue) (You may easily get Nepal visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport,
  • All Meal (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during trekking
  • International airfare
  • Accommodation in Mountain lodge run by local people during the trek
  • Travelers insurance
  • All kind of drinks (Alcohol, hot and cold drinks)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara (Approx 10-12 USD)
  • Bar bills, telephone bills and other personal expenses (shopping/ laundry)
  • Tips to guide and porter
  • All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. Personal illness, strike etc.
  • Helicopter evacuation charge in case of emergency whilst trekking

Trek Map

Detailed Itinerary

Arrival day in Kathmandu'

Himalayan Smile representative will greet you in the airport. He/ she will transfer to the hotel. At the hotel, we give you a short orientation about your overall activities in Nepal.If you have any question, query or any kinds of problem, feel free to share with us. O/n at hotel in Kathmandu hotel.

Kathmandu hotel
Orientation program
Breakfast
Kathmandu
Transfer to hotel
Transfer to hotel
Included
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Orientation program
Orientation program
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Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley'

Full day Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley includes four historical and UNESCO world heritage site in Kathmandu valley. Visit Swaymbunath Stupa, Pasupatinath temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and the medieval period complex – Kathmandu Darbar Square. O/n at Kathmandu hotel.

Kathmandu hotel
Sightseeing
Breakfast
Kathmandu (1,350m)
Monkey temple
Monkey temple
Included
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Pashupatinath temple
Pashupatinath temple
Included
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Bouddha
Bouddha
Included
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Kathmandu Durbar Square
Kathmandu Durbar Square
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Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara'

Drive form Kathmandu to Pokhara is around 6-7 hours drive by tourist Bus. The depart from Kathmandu at 7:00 am. The bus from kathmandu to Pokhara is cozy and comfortable which stops for your breakfast and lunch in between to Pokhara in the very good hotel and restaurant. O/n at Pokhara hotel

Lakeside Retreat
Driving (7hrs)
Breakfast
Pokhara (827m)
Drive to Pokhara
Drive to Pokhara
Included
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Drive to Kade and trek to Pothana'

Drive from Pokhara to Kade, it takes one and hours by driving. The road is reasonably good. Then trek from Kade to Australian Camp (2060m) and walking half hours you will be at Pothana. Your first day of your trek is compare with other days, its easy and short trek. Have a lunch at Pothana. O/n in Mountain lodge.

Mountain lodge
Trekking , Driving
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Pothana (1,950m)
Drive to Kade
Drive to Kade
Included
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Trek to Pothana
Trek to Pothana
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 Trek Pothana to Kakar Forest Camp'

Walking half and hours after we reach to Pitam Deurali (2,200m), Then,their is no tea houses en route to Kakar forest camp.Continue walk along a peace and quite trail throughout the ridges of dense forest.Carry some foods and plenty of water for a day hike. O/n at mountain lodge.

Mountain lodge
Trekking
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Forest Camp (2,600m)
Trek to Forest Camp
Trek to Forest Camp
Included
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Trek Forest Camp to High Camp'

After breakfast at Kakar forest Camp, We start our trek though the rhododendron forest, as we reach to low camp, we will have lunch and walk towards the high camp.From Badal danda, the weather is shrubby alpine zone,enjoy the chill and closer mountains views in every steps. O/n at Moutaian lodge.

Mountain lodge
Trekking
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
High camp (3,580m)
Trek to High Camp
Trek to High Camp
Included
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Hike Base Camp and trek Badal Danda'

Wake up early morning, hike two hours steep uphill to reach the first view point at 4,200 m. After that, we walk still 2 hours to reach to the Base camp of Mardi Himal (4,500m). Capture the close up view of Annapurna South, Himchuli, Fistail along the way. Get back to the hotel and trek to Badal Danda. O/n at mountain lodge.

Mountain lodge
Hiking,Trekking
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Badal Danda (3,550)
Early morning hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp
Early morning hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp
Included
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Trek back to Badal Danda
Trek back to Badal Danda
Included
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Trek Badal Danda to Sidding'

You have one more days to see the sanctuary of Himalayas views, wake up early morning and walk 5 minutes to reach view point at Badal Danda and see the amazing sunrise and exhilarating mountain view. After breakfast, we walk gradually down to stay overnight at sidding. O/n at mountain lodge.

Mountain lodge
Trekking
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Sidding ( 1,700m)
Trek to Sidding
Trek to Sidding
Included
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Trek Sidding to Lwang'

Lwang village is one the best place to watch Nepalese countryside lifestyle, culture and enjoy the organic food. We follow the trail via Ghale, it is a quite trail though the forest, Suspension bridges, villages and you see the typical Nepalese farming en route to Lwang. stay overnight at homestay.

Homeatay
Trekking (6hrs)
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lowang (1,550m)
Trek to Lwang
Trek to Lwang
Included
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Drive Lwang to Pokhara'

After breakfast visit tea garden from your homestay – it is just 45 minutes to one hours walk. Observe the organic fields as well as you can also participate to learn milking cattle, churning of yogurt and making butter in the traditional way. And drive back to Pokhara. O/n at Pokhara

Pokhara hotel
Drive (1/2hrs)
Breakfast
pokhara
Drive back to Pokhara
Drive back to Pokhara
Included
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Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu'

Walk towards the tourist bus station with trekking guide. Then set for Kathmandu. After reach in Kathmandu. you have free time to explore your own. Have a rest, Massage your body, go to the bar or enjoy enjoy the live music, you have free time to explore. O/n at kathmandu hotel.

Kathmandu hotel
Driving (7hrs)
Breakfast
Kathmandu (1,350m)
Drive to Kathmandu
Drive to Kathmandu
Included
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Final Departure'

Your trips come to end today. Our officer will come to the hotel and escort you to Kathmandu International Airport. You will leave the hotel three hours before your scheduled flight. With the adventure memory of trekking in Nepal, we would like to wish for your onward journey! All the BEST!

Departure
Breakfast
drop to airport
Drop to airpport
Drop to airpport
Included
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Trek FAQs

You don't need to carry all your stuff which is not required for trekking. You can be left at your hotel or Himalayan Smile Treks office in Kathmandu. Nearly all hotels have a luggage deposit but we do not store clients valuables in our office. Also the hotel you will provide locker their you can store your valuables things. After you come back from trekking, we handover your luggage and other stuff to you.

We assign one of our officers to look after you, who constantly stay in touch with you during your stay in Nepal. We give you his mobile number. Or you may directly contact to our office number also.

In fact you don't need to be a mountaineer with rippling muscles to enjoy trekking. If you are reasonably fit, have a spirit of mountain journey and like walking, you are always qualified for any trekking in Nepal. You do not need any previous experience. However we suggest you some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, hiking before you embark on journey.

If you're doing camping trek we offer standard meals as well as a vegetarian meal option. Just let us know if you want vegetarian meals when you book your trek. But we can't fulfill every trekkers requirement(i.e., dietary requirements or special meals ). Also tea house trekking you will get vegetarian meal. Please tell about your trekking guide about details of your food allergy.

If your solo trekkers we will provide you on single room in tea house. In peak season (October, November, December , March, April) you have to share room with a member of the same sex but it is rarely.

You will be served freshly cooked food during trekking. In all tea houses/ lodges along trekking trail Western, Continental and Nepali dishes are available. Three meals a day will be provided you in full board (Gold) package

Up to a maximum of 5-6 hours a day with lunch breaks along the trail. The maximum altitude is depends upon which trek you are going. In Nepal normally the maximum altitude of most of the trekking falls between 3500m to 5000m

To some trekkers when they go over 3000 m they may feel some affect of altitude sickness like shortness of breath and possibly a light headed which is fairly common. Sometime they may also get diarrhea as well as sprains and muscle aches. In such case our guide who is experienced in first aid treatment and high altitude sickness will advise you about any health requirements and also treat you. Altitude sickness is dangerous but it can be avoidable. If your follow a few simple rules you will not suffer from altitude sickness. Rules are trek slowly with your guide, drink at least two liters of water per day (not including beer or soft drinks), If you feel shortness of breath, a slight headache or dizziness, tell your guide and rest immediately. Lie down, drink water. If you are still feeling unwell you may consider going down a few hundred meters. Do not pretend you are okay, and do not go down alone. For further information of altitude sickness.

You must disclose at the time of booking any medical condition that could affect your ability to do the Himalaya trekking. The Himalayan Smile Treks advise to do trek who has with heart conditions, knee problems, severe asthma or pregnant should not participate in the trek. The Himalayan Smile Treks could not be responsible in Himalaya trekking due to the lack of the medical facilities any problems due to your special dietary requirements or medical condition

There is no government restriction on the age limit for the Nepal trekking. If the trekkers children under the age of 8 years old and adults over 70 years old. The Himalayan Smile Treks recommend to hire an extra porter(our package price including one porter for two people).

In our trek packages one porter is including for two people. The one porter can carry 20-25 kg your luggage( per person 12 KG). If you're interested to hire extra porter we will recommend to hire in Lukla for Everest base camp trek. The porter cost approximately USD 15. If you want to hire a porter then please let us know at the time you make your trek booking. After Lukla it is very difficult to get porter. if your hire porter above the Lukla or Namche bazaar the porter cost USD 20 to 30 but they cannot always be reliable.

As general rule, it is hot enough during the days to wear an open-neck shirt with shorts and you will not be cold. During the evening, it gets cold so, long trousers and a warm jersey is essential.

Please consult your local doctor and follow his advice. However, if you are taking any particular medicines, it would be best to bring them with you.

There are trekking shops at Thamel, in Kathmandu, where you can easily rent or buy items like sleeping bags, down jackets, walking sticks, rucksacks, duffel bags and other equipments on reasonable price.

We will recommend you to rent or buy sleeping bags as low as -30 °C. This temperature is suitable for Everest base camp trekking(above 4000m). We will suggest to buy /rent sleeping bags and so you can try it out. Also you can rent /buy sleeping bag in Kathmandu trekking store.

If you are flying from a remote mountain airstrip like Lukla, Jomsom, Simikot, Taplejung and Dolpo, you should keep at least two spare days before your departure for home.

Trekking areas like Everest, Annapurna and Langtang, all most tea houses/ mountain lodges have telephone facilities. From there you can make international calls to your home and friends staying any part of the world.

Nepal is absolutely safe country to travel. Our staffs do take every precaution to ensure the comfort and safety of the trekkers. Before 2006 when Maoist movement was going on, there was a kind of fear in few trekking destinations. But today they have also come to peaceful political stream. So there is no more any fear and need to give donation for any party.

We offer you an experienced trekking guide. He is in charge of your overall trekking. This is the person you should go to with all problems, concerns and questions. He is well trained in all aspects of trekking, high altitude medicine, first aid and emergency procedure. He is selected in terms of his professionalism. Remember that trekking guides are local citizens and their English may be basic and limited to trek related topics. About porters, they carry your luggage. They are also local citizens. Normally one porter carries 20 to 25 kg of stuff. Normally we provide one porter for every two trekkers.

Our group size is minimum 2 and maximum 12 however we will start trek from One people. We can organize trek according to customer requested date.

In Everest region trekking we offer you accommodation in tea house (mountain lodge). A Tea House is the combination of guest house, restaurant, and social hang out. The rooms are spare with twin beds and very little additional furniture. Around 5000 m trekking you don't need crampons but if you're going cross the high pass like Larkya la pass(5,235 m), Throng la Pass(5216 m) and Cho La Pass( 5,420 m) it is recommended. We will provide clean sleeping bag during the trekking.

Most of the Tea Houses have running water facility. Many of them also available hot water for shower. The hot shower is bucket shower(not running hot shower) except Namche bazaar. Most bathrooms are shared and toilets can be either squat type of the western version.

In tea House serves the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice and lentils), as well as a variety of different food items, such as rice, vegetables, noodles, potatoes and soup. In tea house your will get vegetarian food. Also we will recommend to eat Vegetarian food. Also in tea house has western food such as pizza, pasta and French fries. Soft drinks, snacks and beer are available in most of the Tea Houses and trail side restaurants

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