Mardi Himal Trek – An newly developed Eco lodge trek into the natural den forest off the beaten trail and Gurung villages with great panoramic views of Mt. Fishtail and Pokhara valley, Mardi Himal and Mt. Annapurna Himalayan Range including Pokhara and Annapurna Sanctuary grand Valley.
The trek is relatively newly opened and less touristic, eco lodge and family owned guest house stay hiking route in Annapurna Region . Mardi Himal trek begin from nearby Pokhara after short drive to Kande or Phadi. It is kind of short and moderate hike goes up to 4440m Mardi Himal Base Camp from 900m. It is just a perfect trek for week long taking. You begin from the plains, lakes, mountain villages, rhododendron forest and wildlife and peace of the great holy mountain Mt. Fishtail Machhapuchhre , Mardi Himal and all Annapurna Massif. The trek located east or Annapurna Base Camp and north from Pokhara. Only few trekkers make their walking holidays to this destination and Base Camp Hike where you can have spectacularly views of Mardi Himal and Machhapuchhre mountain very close.
During the 7 days hike, you will follow the famous Annapurna Base Camp Route to Deurali via Dhampus or Australian Camp, Pothana and Deurali. After that, follow the forest trail to Forest Camp slowly step up. Net day keep continue trek to Low forest Camp which is a fantastic day in Forest. Overlooking Mardi Himal and Mountain Range with the Glory of sunshine, Evening sunset in Mt. Fishtail and pokhara valley is memorable. Another day, you will hike up to High Camp which is our final goal and most important day during the trek. You need to walk about 8 hours great views of Himalayas, Mardi Himal, Fishtail and you will reach the highest point of this trek 4440m. After that keep walking through the village Siding, Lwang and Khora Muk are popular traditional Gurung/Magar Villages where you can view 100 years of their culture and lifestyle.
Arrival Kathmandu, Hotel Transfer, Evening Welcome Dinner. Hotel B/B plan.Day 2
Day exploration in Kathmandu city, Temples, Monastery and Local lifestyle encountering by Guide. Hotel B/B plan.Day 3
Drive/Fly to Pokhara, Explore around Pokhara city. Walk around the Fewa lake and hanging around. Get Ready for Mardi Himal trek. Hotel B/B plan.Day 4
Drive to Phadi/Kande about 40 minutes on the top of hill. Along the way you can have great panoramic view of pokhara valley, Annapurna Range and Machhapuchhre Mt. Fishtail View. Set up your bag for you and for your porter, continue trek up to Drurali/Pothana.2200m. along the rhododendron forest trail and ridge. Hike about 4 to 5 hours. Local Guest House with Private room, sharing toilets and bathroom. Great View of Pokhara Valley and Mountains Mt. Dhaulagiri 8167 m, Annapurna South summit 7240m and other Annapurna range. B/L/D.Day 5
Trek to Forest Camp 2600m. Today we walk along the secret trail insight the forest, left the villages and main trails behind. The enchanted forest of Mountain Oak, Pine, Rhododendron and maple with the very much Orchid flowers, full time we walk off the beaten trail. In afternoon from guest house, you gone see dramatic view of Mt. Fishtail. It will became golden color form the white snowy peak . About 4 to 5 hours trek and enjoy with beautiful sunset B/L/D.Day 6
Trek to Badal Danda (Middle Camp) via Low Camp 3150m. Another great hiking along the dense forest include green orchids, mosses and lichen, the forest will be going more alpine and rocky. When you going more higher the view are more wider, closer and it bring fresh himalayan winds. Blowing the winds in jungle look like a music. Grand view of Annapurna valley with Annapurna South Face, Hiunchuli and other relevant massif and more closer north view of Mt. Fishtail. We stop for lunch in Lho Camp and another 1 hours hike up to Badal danad for spend night. About 4 to 5 hours hike. B/L/D.Day 7
Badal danda to High Camp. 3550m, Going high and high near to Mardi Himal, Machhapuchhre and grand view. Another great place to see the mountain view and valley. If good weather, you can have fantastic sunset and sunrise view including Annapurna summit 9096 m. Today we walk only 2 hours. Rest time we explore around and enjoy with nature and beauties. B/L/D.Day 8
Trek to Mardi Himal High Camp 4440m above, walk about 8 hours day trips and back to High Camp. Great view of Mardi Himal, Mt. Fish Tail and other Annapurna Range including Mt. Annapurna. Get very close form Fishtail and view of pokhara valley. B/L/D.Day 9
Trek down to Siding Village . A Gurung ethical village, where you can explore the authentic culture and lifestyle. About 6 to 7 hours trek . All the way down trails to 1900m. Family owned guest house. B/L/D.Day 10
Trek to Lwang Village 1500m. About 5 hours. Gradually mixed easy trail along the jungle with view of Pokhara valley. In March and April you will enjoy with rhododendron flower. Stay at family owned community lodge. Explore village around. Evening culture show by local women group. You can ware gurung dress to experience their tradition and enjoy with traditional delicious food. B/L/D.Day 11
Trek down to Khora Muk about 2 hours. An easy walk to the bus stand win the ultimate view of green forest and valley. Than drive to Pokhara another hours. Free time in Pokhara Lake Site. Stay in Hotel. B/L Only.Day 12
Drive Fly to Kathmandu, hotel transfer B/B plan. Evening Farewell Dinner.Day 13
Free and Final Departure.
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