Fitness Level : Gentle Max-Altitude : 4250m / 13943.40ft
Country : Nepal Group Size : 2-12 people
Trip Start : Kathmandu Trip Finish : Kathmandu
Meals : Breakfasts in Kathmandu and Pokhara, all meals on trek
Accommodation : 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara, standard tea houses on trek

What's Included

  • Airport transfers to/from hotel
  • 2 nights twin share accommodation at 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • 1 nights twin share accommodation at 3-star hotel in Pokhara with breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner
  • 6 nights accommodation in standard, comfortable and clean tea houses on trek
  • All meals during trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Fully, trained English speaking trekking leader
  • Assistant trek leaders (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter)
  • Staff salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • T Shirt, and trekking map which can be taken home
  • Transfer: Kathmandu- Pokhara transfer on a tourist coach
  • Domestic flight Pokhara-Kathmandu
  • Trekking permits and fees
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

Trip Highlights

  • Explore the less quieter region of Annapurna
  • Interact with the friendly locals on trek
  • Trek from forest of rhododendron to alpine region
  • Visit the Mardi Himal Base Camp
  • Stay at local tea houses on trek
  • Trek through rustic villages with stunning scenery
  • Superb views of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Mt), Annapurna South and Mount Hiunchuli

Trip Description

In the Annapurna region there is another hidden gem the Mardi Himal Trek that is gaining popularity in Nepal.  You’d be walking in an area that is less travelled with few trekkers but meeting friendly locals en route. With lots of home stays and local tea houses to stay on the trail you can uncover the lifestyle of the locals and immerse in their fascinating culture.

You can experience what one can in a classic trek traversing through quaint villages, rich wildlife, stunning mountain vistas and varied terrain from forest of rhododenron to alpine. You’d get to see the best view of Machhapuchhre (Mt. Fishtail) in whole of Nepal. Of course, amazing views of Mardi Himal, Annapurna South and Huinchuli can be seen, too; your breath will be taken away.

The Mardi Himal Trek, definitely, is a spectacular trek in Nepal any trekker would enjoy and gather a lifetime experience.  It’s a perfect blend of outdoor adventure and cultural exploration leaving you with indelible memories that you can cherish forever.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02 : Drive to Pokhara
Day 03 : Drive to Phedi and trek to Deurali
Day 04 : Trek to Forest Camp
Day 05 : Trek to Low camp
Day 06 : Low camp to High Camp
Day 07 : Trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp (Viewpoint) & return to High camp
Day 08 : Trek to Sidhing
Day 09 : Trek to Saiti Ghatta, drive Pokhara and flight to Kathmandu
Day 10 : Final Departure

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu

Altitude: 1300 m/4264 ft
Welcome to the land of Himalayas! As soon as you arrive, we will be there to receive you and escort you to your hotel room. Once rested and settled down, you can take a lazy stroll around your hotel and take in as much of Kathmandu as you can without getting any culture shock. We make sure that your first acquaintance with the capital city is a memorable one! Overnight in Kathmandu.

Included meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Aryatara Kathmandu Hotel
Day 02 : Drive to Pokhara

Altitude: 823m/2,700ft | Drive 6-7 hrs
Drive to Pokhara takes about 6-7 hours from Kathmandu. You will enjoy the winding road with some of the most gorgeous landscapes and inspiring images reflect in your rear-view mirror. Peaceful Pokhara is so well placed next to a lake green in colour, nestled among  hills with forests and  snow-capped Himalayan mountains shining brightly as the backdrop to make it look like a postcard.  From Pokhara you can see the lovely peaks like Manaslu, Machhapuchhare, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu,   Annapurna range and others. Take a boat ride in the pristine Phewa Lake, the second biggest lake of Nepal and pay your respect to Tal Barahi Temple right in the heart of the lake! You’ll feel blessed. Overnight in Pokhara.

Included meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Crystal Palace
Day 03 : Drive to Phedi and trek to Deurali

Altitude: 2100m/6,720ft | Drive 30 minutes drive | Trek 3-4 hrs trek
After breakfast, your adventure begins with a 30 minute drive to Phedi. Then, you’d commence your trek to Deurali. Firstly, the trails goes up climbing on stone steps passing by terraced fields, villages and forests, then the village of Dhampus is reached. Here, you can stop for lunch as there are many tea houses so you can try a local lunch at one of the tea houses. Then, you proceed to Deurali, a village located on a ridge, to halt for the night. You can enjoy the views of the Annapurna South, Mardi Himal and Macchhapuchhare. Overnight in Deurali.

Included meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse
Day 04 : Trek to Forest Camp

Altitude: 2520m/8064ft | Trek 6-7 hrs
Your day starts with a hearty breakfast, and then we leave the village of Deurali. The trail climbs taking you through forest of rhododendron, which blooms in the spring making area lovely to look at. You’d be walking along a quieter trail till you reach a clearing of the Forest Camp and spend the night there, also locally known as Kokar. Overnight in Forest Camp.

Included meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse
Day 05 : Trek to Low camp

Altitude: 2970m/9504ft | Trek 5-6 hrs
Today, you continue walking through the forest as the trail ascends you’d see more and more rhododendron and trees covered with lichen, tree ferns and moss.  As you carry on walking you’d reach Low Camp, this place has basic lodges where you’d be staying for the day. From here you can see the superb view of Mt. Machhapuchhare up the valley. Overnight in Low Camp.

Included meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse
Day 06 : Low camp to High Camp

Altitude: 3540m/11,328ft | Trek 3-4 hrs
After breakfast, be ready to trek uphill walking along the ridge towards Mardi Himal and Macchhapuchhare (Mt. Fishtail). After an hour walk you’d leave the tree line and enter more of a shrubby area.  You’d carry on walking along the Mardi Himal ridge mostly on grass and some isolated rhododendron bushes along the trail. If you are lucky you can also spot a colourful Daphne pheasant as you are on the way.  The trail climbs up to connect the High Camp the final destination of the day; from here the mountain views are just too amazing. Overnight in High Camp.

Included meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse
Day 07 : Trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp (Viewpoint) & return to High camp

Altitude: 4250m/13600ft | Trek:2-3 hrs
Today you’d be waking up early to enjoy the sunrise over the snow-capped mountains, and then walk towards the Mardi Himal along the ridge to reach the Base Camp. You’d trek along a well established trail with some steep sections to climb though it’s less challenging. Here you can see yaks grazing and also get to spot the Danphe pheasant. Goats and sheep from the lower villages are brought to graze here in the summer season so you can pass some herders’ huts en route. After three hours you’d reach Upper View point at 4,200m this is where you can look into the Annapurna Sanctuary and the panorama view is spectacular looking at south face of Annapurna and all of the peaks in the Sanctuary as well as Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail). Thereafter, you’d trek back to High Camp. Overnight in High Camp.

Included meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse
Day 08 : Trek to Sidhing

Altitude: 1700m/5440ft | Trek 6-7 hrs
Following breakfast, you’d be walking a different route that connects to the village of Sidhing instead of the usual one that heads back to Forest Camp via Mardi Himal. Sidhing is a very traditional Nepalese village less crowded with trekkers and not so busy, too. Here you can explore more about the village life which is an interesting cultural exploration. With less lodges in the area you’d end up staying at a home stay which can be a real, local experience probably eating dal bhaat with the families in their kitchen. Overnight in Sidhing.

Included meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse
Day 09 : Trek to Saiti Ghatta, drive Pokhara and flight to Kathmandu

2-3hrs trek| Drive 2hrs| Flight 25 min
After breakfast, you’d leave Sidhing walking towards Saiti Ghatta (1430m) reaching the road where you’d will meet your vehicle arranged by us in advance to drive you back to Pokhara.  Once you are in Pokhara you’d be transferred to domestic airport to fly back to Kathmandu. Once you reach Kathmandu, you’d be transferred to your hotel. Free to explore on your own, indulge in some last minute shopping or visit some UNESCO Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley.  It’s time to get triumphant of your journey, so a farewell dinner in the evening will be arranged for you. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Included meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Accommodation: Aryatara Kathmandu Hotel
Day 10 : Final Departure

Our cheerful representative will drop you off to the airport three hours prior to the flight departure. The mystic land of the Himalayas holds many more secrets to be told. Come back again for another adventure visiting our spectacular mountains.

Included meals: Breakfast

Want to customise this trip? You can contact us

What's Included

  • Airport transfers to/from hotel
  • 2 nights twin share accommodation at 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • 1 nights twin share accommodation at 3-star hotel in Pokhara with breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner
  • 6 nights accommodation in standard, comfortable and clean tea houses on trek
  • All meals during trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Fully, trained English speaking trekking leader
  • Assistant trek leaders (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter)
  • Staff salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • T Shirt, and trekking map which can be taken home
  • Transfer: Kathmandu- Pokhara transfer on a tourist coach
  • Domestic flight Pokhara-Kathmandu
  • Trekking permits and fees
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

What's not Included

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photograph)
  • Extra night accommodation if required
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Any optional activities other than above included ones during free time
  • International flights
  • Insurance for rescue and travel
  • Personal trekking equipments, down jacket and sleeping bag (can be either bought or rented in Kathmandu)
  • Personal expenses (battery recharge, laundry, beverages, telephone calls, if extra porters needed, shower, bottled and boiled water etc)
  • Gratuities for porters and guides
  • Services not mentioned in the ‘Trip Cost Included’ section

Accommodation

You will be staying 2 nights at Aryatara Kathmandu Hotel in Kathmandu, 1 night at Hotel Crystal Palace in Pokhara 6 nights at standard, comfortable and clean tea houses on trek. Accommodation will be based on twin share accommodation basis. Single supplement will be provided on request which will be additional USD 120. Any solo traveller or opposite genders requiring single room will not be charge any additional costs. Breakfast will be served in Kathmandu and Pokhara. All meals will be served whilst the trek. There will also be a Farewell Dinner hosted by Wind Horse Adventures. The meal can be selected from a well crafted multi cuisine menu.

Meals

Breakfast will be served in Kathmandu and Pokhara. All meals will be served whilst the trek. There will also be a Farewell Dinner hosted by Wind Horse Adventures. The meal can be selected from a well crafted multi cuisine menu.

The given prices are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.

Wind Horse Adventures also organizes trips on small groups, so we recommend you to reserve a seat for yourself by booking with us right away. Hurry! The adventure awaits you.

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