Situated close to the popular Annapurna Base Camp, the Mardi Himal is a hidden jewel in the Himalayas. The Mardi Himal trek was opened up for trekking only as soon as 2012 and is a spectacular chance of being some of the few trekkers to experience the mesmerizing Mardi Himal Base Camp and the impressive mountain vistas of the Mt. Fishtail(Machhapuchchhre), the Annapurna range and the Dhaulagiri range. Since the Mardi Himal trek is newly opened, offers a less crowded and amazing scenery, Nepal Trekking Experts highly recommend you to do it and organize all necessary trekking permits etc.
After driving an hour from Pokhara, we will arrive to Phedi then the trail will ascend right from the highway towards to one of the beautiful Gurung Village Dhampus. Dhampus is one of the amazing town in term of typical Gurung society and nearest view point from Pokhara. Then the trail will head another beautiful town to Pothana for overnight. Next morning the trail will separate from Annapurna trek and lead through massive jungle towards to Forest Camp. If we are in spring season then the national flower of Nepal Rhododendron will bloom, which makes our trip extra fascinating ever. Day by day we will gain the height then the tree line will stop which offer really being in Himalaya and let you feel something different from daily life.
From today onward the Mardi Himal Trek will offering undisturbed view of snow-covered peaks, including the most spectacular Mt. Fishtail, Annapurna range and Dhaulagiri range. The ever changing colors of the peaks at sunset and sunrise appear heavenly. Eventually you will be rewarded with a massive view of Dhaulagiri (7th highest peak in the world), Annapurna I (8,091 meters, 10th highest peak in the world) and many more stunning peaks surroundings. On the way back we will continue same way up to Low Camp and head to Sidhing then drive back to Pokhara.
Day 01: Welcome at airport and transfer to the hotel.
Day 02: Free day for trekking preparation.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara drive by tourist bus (820m, 6/7 hrs)
Day 04: Drive from Pokhara to Phedi by Car then trek to Pothana. (5hrs)
Day 05: Pothana to Forest Camp (2550m, 4/5 hrs)
Day 06: Forest Camp to Low Camp (3150m, 4/5 hrs)
Day 07: Low Camp to High Camp (4100m, 4 hrs)
Day 08: Trek up to 4500 m for breathtaking views then trek back to Low Camp (3150m, 6/7 hrs)
Day 09: Low Camp to Siding (1750m, 6/7 hrs)
Day 10: Siding to Mardi Pul (1160m, 4 hrs), then drive back to Pokhara (1:30 hrs)
Day 11: Leisure day
Day 12: Drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus (7hrs)
Day 13: Join with different program or farewell.
Note:- Above itinerary is just a guideline. If you are not satisfied please feel free customize your own.
Our representative will greet and welcome you at airport then transfer to you hotel in Kathmandu by private car.
You can spend the way you prefer and it will be great opportunity to have final preparation of trekking before start.
Kathmandu to Pokhara Drive by tourist Bus(7hrs). Then have a small sightseeing around the naturally beauty city Pokhara, Phewa Lake.
After taking breakfast, drive to Phedi by car(30 minute) then hike to Pothana via Dhampus. During the trail we will pass beautiful terrace, Annapurna and Fishtail Himalaya surroundings. Pothana itself has located at the best view point and offer amazing view of sunrise with white Himalaya vistas.
The trail will lead via beautiful forest and arrived Deaurali. Some trekkers might split towards to Annapurna Base camp from Deaurali and we will continue to Forest Camp. Since Mardi Himal is newly opened and less explored, we will meet less trekkers than other route like Poon Hill or ABC. The trail will offer diversity of flora and fauna. In Mardi Himal route we will pass Rhododendron(Nepalese national flower), Pine trees, Oak trees etc.
Since we are ascending higher day by day, the landscape and flora will change dramatically. The views opened and invite trekkers taking more beautiful clicks.
Trekkers will have massive opportunity of exploring mesmerizing views of Fishtail, Annapurna South and Hiuchuli closer ever.
This is the most waited day of entire trip of Mardi Himal route. We will hike early morning towards to the view point to observe better views with beautiful sunrise. The trek will offer undisturbed magnificent views of towering white Himalaya vistas just in front of you. The scenic views let trekkers explore without blinking their eyes. Then ultimately we will back to Low Camp.
After taking hot breakfast, we will descend towards to Siding via amazing shaded forest and rice field terrace.
After walking couple of hours, we will arrive at road from where we drive to Pokhara.
Free day in Pokhara
Drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus.
If you have time Nepal Trekking Experts love to offer you different program or farewell.