Located at the base of the Mt. Macchapuchrre and Mardi Himal, this trek is like no others. With the rocky terrain to the beautiful grasslands and the lush rhododendron forest, the amount of nature one can grace on this journey is immense. Also hailed as one of the most beautiful treks in all of the Eastern Himalayan region, Mardi Himal Trek has been increasing in its popularity.
Through the thick forests and the rocky trails, we move to the High Camp(3,600m). Trekking further we reach Mardi Himal Base camp (4,500m). From the base camp, the view of mountains is too surreal. From the unique fishtail mountain- Mt. Macchapuchhre(6,993m) to the Annapurna ranges, the mountains look absolutely majestic that is worth a great picture.
Since the route was not opened until recently, trekkers can expect less crowd. The best month to travel would be March- May, and September- November. Rainy season is not recommended due to the difficulty in traversing due to slippery road and leeches. Talking about difficulty, this is one of the easy routes and combined with the beauty, it is one of the best blends of nature and difficulty.
Our guide from Happy Land Trek will pick you up from the airport and drop you at your hotels. Some preparation and we are ready to take on this journey. We will take care of all our accommodation, food and luggage so you can focus truly on the journey.
Short itinerary :
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel and overnight in Kathmandu preparation for trekking.
Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus and overnight in Pokhara. (820m)
Day 03: Pokhara to Phedi by private transport 45 minutes and trek to Deurali. (2010m)
Day 04: Trek Deurali to Low Camp. (3050m)
Day 05: Trek Low Camp to High Camp. (3900m)
Day 06: Trek High Camp to upper view point (4200m) to Badal Danda. (3250m)
Day 07: Trek Badal Danda to Forest Camp. (2550m)
Day 08: Trek Forest Camp to Siding to Pokhara. from Siding (1700m) by Jeep to Pokhara. (825m)
Day 09: Pokhara to Kathmandu (1336m) by tourist bus.
Day 10: Departure to international airport or if you have few days extra in Kathmandu you can chill, shopping, sightseeing, etc.
What is Included?
- Airport pick up and drop by car/van/ bus/
- Tims Card (Trekkers Information Management System)
- Annapurna conservation area entry permits.
- All your standard meals while in the trekking (Breakfast/Lunches/Dinners) with three cup of tea or coffee a day.
- Tea house accommodation during the treks.
- Friendly English speaking guide.
- Accommodation, Food, Salary, Insurance, and medicine for all staff.
- Porter service (1 porter between 2 person basic)
- Medical kit.
- Happyland treks certificated.
- Company Duffel bag and a t-shirt.
- Two night accommodation in Pokhara.
- All ground transportation like: Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu by tourist bus/
- Pokhara – Phedi by private transportation/ Lumre – Pokhara by local transportation.
- All government and local taxes.
What is not Included?
- Any food during the Kathmandu and Pokhara stay.
- Accommodation in Kathmandu.
- Travel medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
- Nepal entry visa fee. International air fare.
- Personal equipment.
- Tips for guide and Porter (Tipping is expected)
- personal expenses such as: Alcoholic beverages, hot shower, water bottle, cold drinks, hot water, battery charge, donation.
- Any other expenses which are not mentioned on price include' section.
Sun hat / warm fleece hat / Sunglasses / Head torch / headband
Few pair of T-shirt / Cotton t-shirt / Light thermal / leggings
Fleece jacket / down jacket
Light weight walking pant / Hiking Shorts / Under garments
Inner Socks / Thick warm wool hiking socks / Comfortable Hiking boots / Sandals
Fleece Gloves / waterproof wind fleece gloves
Sleeping bag liner / Pancho rain cover / Trekking poles / Headlamps and spare batteries / camera batteries with chargers / watch with light alarm / Water bottle or Camel bag / money belt / Dry Packs
Toiletries and Personal Hygiene:
Shampoo / conditioner
Tooth brush and paste / Face and body moisturizer
Nail clippers file / Clothes washing shop
Toilet paper you can by more on a trek / hand sanitizer / Sunscreen / body high UV Protection.
See yours doctor for complete travel medical include High altitude medicine Diamox.
We trek per day between 4 to 8 hours it’s depending on the walk, we can always tailor the date to you and your needs. While trekking with Happyland Treks we recommends you to drink 3 to 5 liters water per day. Water is known to help when combating mountain altitude sickness.
During the trek almost every village you will have access to boiled purified drinking water, bottle of water and hot water for the drink which is cost started from 60 – 500 rupee per liters depends where you are. Cold shower is free but we are not recommends cold shower during the trek because it too cold up there, so it’s better to have hot shower which is possible by Gas Geysers or Hot Bucked and prices started from 100 – 500 rupee per head.
For the camera/mobile battery we always recommends you bring some extra batteries if possible, you can have Mobile/Camera Battery charge almost every tea house the places where you staying in the night. When trekking you will go through terrain that can be flat, downhill uphill and at points with lots of stairs. We are always there to help and support you and your journey.
Learning about local culture and their people. Great Annapurna Range and amazing view. Reaching to Mardi Himal Base Camp 4500m. During the trip we will sleep at a maximum altitude of 3580m. High Camp.
We are in the tea house trekking
Tea house trek basically means small hotel with cozy room established along the trekking route that provide room and food. Most of this established family owned and home cooked meals are serve as well as different type of food European and western food its bit of different but it’s good.
Mountain Sickness and prevention
Mountain Altitude Sickness can affect anyone above 3000 meters. Altitude Sickness affects people regardless of sex. Age and fitness. If you are showing signs of mountain altitude sickness your safety is our first priority and we will facilitate you getting down as fast as possible. We suggest prior to trekking to ensure you are in good health and have consulted with your GP. It is recommended prior to departing walking training is done so you have the most enjoyable time whilst trekking. Please don’t hesitate ask more.
ACUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS!
Many people suffer from mild symptoms of AMS (ACCUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS)
A light headache, loss of appetite and disturbed sleep may occur when suffering from AMS. If you experience any of these symptoms do not continue ascend. Instead, stay where you are or go down to acclimatize.
Hace – High Altitude Cerebral Edema (swelling of the brain)
Hape – High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (fluids in the lungs)
Persistent severe headache, difficulty breathing, confused thinking, loss of appetite, rapid breathing or breathlessness at rest, vomiting, coughing up pink, brown or white sputum, sound of liquid in the lungs, blueness of face and lips, severe lethargy (not wanting to do anything), persistent bubbling cough, or persistent increased heart rate (110 per minute)
Prevention:- Drink plenty of water (not alcoholic beverage) and eat fruit - especially when crossing high pass.
Accommodation in Kathmandu
(Accommodation in Kathmandu not include in this prices because accommodation in Kathmandu always different prices according to the tourist season and it’s depends where would you like to stay. But we are always happy to help you if you need any help for book the accommodation or any information according to your choice.)
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"Annapurna Mardi Himal "
I love the whole trip !
Mardi Himal got my heart! Definitely going there again ! our guide Bimal become a good friend for us. He was a true professional. Thank you Happyland Treks for arranging trip for us !