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Mardi Himal Trek (11)

Basic Info ( MHT )

Duration 11
Group Size 2 or more
TransportaionPrivate Vehicle, Tourist Bus
Altitude 4250m/13600ft
Accomodations Hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara, Tea house/Lodge during Trek
Best Seasons Autumn (October to December)
Activities Trekking & Hiking
Meals Welcome & Farewell dinner, All meals during trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Basic Intro

Mardi Himal is newly open Offbeat adventure trek on Annapurna region. It is the popular short trek in Nepal which is about 6 Days trek from Pokhara. It is popular because of its nature beauty, Cultural diversity, and trekking up to 4250m only in 6 days. So, we can spot the closer view of Mt.Macchapuchre, Mt.Annapurna.

Our trek start from about 45 minute drives from Pokhara to Phedi and Trek to Deurali. We walk to Deurali by following our trekking trial with the view of landscape, high hills and village community house. We walk by the Rhododendron and oak forest. From Durali we walk to Forest Camp, High Camp and upper view point on day 7 which is the highest point of trekking with the height of 4250m. Then, we walk back to pokhara. On the way, we get chance to have a home stay with siding village local people and share their kitchen. Overall, this 10 Days Nepal tour & trek provide you the beauty of Nepal, our culture, living style and everyday work of village people for their living.

Day 01:- Arrival at Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel.
Day 02
:- Kathmandu Sightseeing (6-8 hours Tour).

Day 03:- Drive to pokhara (6-7 hours Drive).

Day 04:- Drive to Phedi and trek to Deurali(45min Drive, 4-5 hours Trek). (2100m/6720ft).

Day 05:- Deurali to Forest camp (2520m/8064ft): 6-7hours Trek.

Day 06:- Forest camp to High camp (3540m/13600ft): 5-6 hours.

Day 07:- High camp to upper viewpoint (4250m/13600ft), return back to low camp: 5-6 hours.

Day 08:- Trek to Sidhing village (1700m/5440ft):6-7 hours.

Day 09:- Trek to Lumre, Drive to Pokhara : 2-3hrs trek and 2 hours drive.

Day 10:- Drive back to Kathmandu.

Day 11:- Depature. 


Includes


·        Airport Pickup/Drop.

·        3 night 3-star and 2 night 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with Breakfast.

·        Welcome dinner.

·        Kathmandu valley guided sightseeing with private Air-condition car.

·        Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu by tourist bus.

·        Pokhara – Phedi and Lumre – Pokhara by private car.

·        Three times meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trek.

·        An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek Guide including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.

·        All necessary paperworks and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS).


Not Includes


·        Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

·        Exra night accommodations in Pokhara in case of early arrive, late depature and early return from the mountain (Due to any reason) then the scheduled itinerary.

·        Travel and rescue insurance.

·        Personal expenses (Phone calls, laundry, bar, bills, battery recharge, extra porter, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)

·        Tips to guide(s), Porter(s), driver(s).


Equipment List


Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Sunglasses with UV protection

Lower Body: 
- Lightweight cotton long pants/ Hiking shorts 
- Fleece or wool pants (seasonal) 
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet :
- Thin, lightweight inner socks 
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks 
- Hiking boots with spare laces 
- Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Upper Body: 
- T-shirts 
- Fleece jacket or pullover 
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket 
- Down vest and/or jacket *

Hands: 
- Lightweight gloves

Accessories: 
- Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F * 
- Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries 
- Trekking Bags/Duffel bag 
- Basic First Aid Kit 
- Large plastic bags 
- for keeping items dry inside trek bag 
- Trekking Poles * 
- Water bottles 
- Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)

Toiletries (it’s up to your comfort lable): 
- 1 medium sized quick drying towel 
- Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable) 
- Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable) 
- Deodorants 
- Nail clippers 
- Face and body moisturizer 
- Feminine hygiene products 
- Small mirror

Personal Hygiene (it’s up to your comfort lable):
- Wet wipes (baby wipes) 
- Tissue /toilet roll 
- Anti bacterial hands wash 
- Diamox (Drugs for altitude sickness if incase) 
- Water purified pills

Extras/Luxuries (it’s up to your comfort lable) 
- Binoculars (optional) 
- Reading book 
- Journal & Pen 
- Pencils and small notebooks 
- Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble


Useful Information


Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons for the Mardi Himal Trek. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. If you wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature then taking this trip during winter (Dec., Jan. and Feb.) could also be an option. However, the temperature during winter could be harsh for most guests. Trekking in the Summer or Monsoon seasons (June to Aug.) will be affected by rain but the Summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist.