Feel high when you reach to mountain particularly Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek in Annapurna. Experience walking through villages, camps, forests, hills and snow to reach the majestic view of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and most significantly, the Machhapuchhre Peak.
From Pokhara, a two hour drive towards Kande brings us to the start point of Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek. We pass through the small village and climb up to the Australian Camp, and later continue towards Low camp, forest camp and High Camp for the next few days.
The route follows from pokhara- Dhampus- pothana-forest camp -badal danda and then Mardi High Camp (4,500 meters) is the maximum elevation that we reach in this magnificent trek around Mardi Himal, before returning back. Mardi Trek is praised by many for its beautiful journey and majestic views. If not a lot, this trek provides a unique travel perspective in the Annapurna Region of western Nepal.
Wake up stunned to the view of Mardi Himal, Annapurna South, Ganesh Himal and the most Majestic Mount Machhapuchhre (also called Mt. Fishtail representing the peak shape) on your mornings at Badal Banda and High Camp. Catch both the sunrise and sunset with a glassful of hot tea or coffee easily available in the tea house. At night, gather around the fireplace in the dining room and share your experience with other fellow trekkers.
Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek is graded moderately easy. Food and sleeping arrangements are pretty good in the local tea-houses. No hot water in the mountains though. For that luxury, treat yourself in the Lakeside of Pokhara at the beginning or end of the trek. Take beautiful pictures and leave no trace !
We spend 7-hour via highway or 40-minutes via air to reach Pokhara from Kathmandu. Fewa Lake, Tibetian villages in the west, Peace Pagoda, Tibetan Refugee Camp, Davis Falls and several other beautiful spots are worth visiting once in the valley. You can also drive up Sarangkot Hill for eye-stunning sunrise.
Mardi Himal Trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal is a climb with the view it promises. Check itineraries and other details of this trip by scrolling below. Book this trek and you will not regret it.
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From Kathmandu Airport (TIA), our staff will pick you up and arrange your transfer to a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu. Welcome Dinner in the evening. Rest until the next day.
Explore the beautiful World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu. We will visit Pashupatinath, Swayambhu, Patan and Kathmandu Durbar to better understand the history and culture of Nepal. We will pack and prepare for the journey the next day. 7-hour bus ride to Pokhara. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel in Kathmandu
We will take the Prithvi Highway early in the morning to reach Pokhara.The drive is scenic with views of Trishuli River, rafting & kayaking activities in the Trishuli River, Cable Cars as we drive towards Muglin and head west towards Pokhara.
Enjoy the evening comfortably at the Lakeside or explore the nostalgic town. Overnight in Pokhara.
From Pokhara, we will drive to Kande, which is the starting point of trek. 2-hours of trekking up the local village and lush forest will bring us to the famous Austrian Base Camp and later to Pitam Deurali. It will be a delightful evening with shining stars on a clear night.
Overnight: Pitam Deurali / Tea-house
Trek in similar terrain for around 6 hours to reach Forest Camp, and then to Low Camp. Rhododendrons color the forest before and during spring season. It is equally captivating to trek around mid-February when the snow has just started melting.
Overnight: Low Camp / Tea-house
Continue among the trail. Mostly uphill. The mountain views already start to appear. At Badal Dada View Point, spectacular view of the mountains can be seen. After breakfast, we will continue towards the High Camp for some more mountain watch. Watch beautiful sunset over the west with Mount Machhapuchhre at the north.
Overnight: Badal Danda / Tea-house
We wake up early morning for stunning sunsrise view. Mount Machchapuchhre looks stunningly close with Mount Dhaulagiri and Annapurna on its left. We will continue our trek towards base Camp of Mardi Himal for an even closer look of the mountains. Later we will return to High Camp.
Accommodation: Tea-House Lodge
We start downhill trek leaving the mountains behind. Mount Machhapuchhre peaks now and then as we descend into open areas. Today's trek is downhill and we recommend hiking poles to balance the weigh on the knees. At the base is a beautiful village of Sidhing with well facilitated Lodge.
Accommodation: Lodge in Sidhing
After breakfast, we will trek south towards the highway. Once there, we will drive back to Pokhara and spend the rest of the evening. Fewa lake boat-ride-sunset in the evening.
Overnight: Pokhara / 3-star Hotel
We will spend the whole day touring popular places in the Pokhara. Areas around Fewa Lake, Tibetan Refugee Camp, Peace Pagoda, Sarangkot Hill and other famous places.
Overnight: Pokhara / 3-star Hotel
You have the option to take a comfortable drive to take a flight from Pokhara back to the capital city, Kathmandu. Once in Kathmandu, you can choose to explore the city, its streets and its culture which provides a unique ambiance.
Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel / Kathmandu
Congratulations! Your trek has come to a beautiful end. Our representatives will aid you in your departure. We hope that you have had a wonderful time and will join us in the future for such treks and expeditions once again.
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