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    Nepal
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    Moderate
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    Lodge to Lodge Trek
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    Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
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    Lodge To Lodge
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    Group Size: 1-16 Pax
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    4250m.

About Mardi Himal Trek

Located at an altitude of 4,250m, Mardi Himal Base Camp, the culmination of the Mardi Himal trek, boasts stunning views of the Annapurna Region and the majestic Annapurna Himalayan range. Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441m), Mt. Fishtail (6,993m), Annapurna South (7,219m) and the great massif of Annapurna (8,091m) itself all accommodated by the majestic Himalayan range which surrounds the region. All this without the crammed trails, viewpoints, and teahouses packed to the brim on the Mardi Himal trek. The small winding paths in the short Annapurna Trek lead up to vibrant hamlets each boasting unique cultures and a different way of life passed down by their ancestors which in a way gives a true definition of Hilly Nepal.

The itinerary of Mardi Himal Trekking Route starts from Kathmandu heading towards the captivating city of Pokhara either via bus which takes about 7 hours and winds through eye-catching landscapes and the raging Trishuli River or flight which takes about 30 minutes and gives us a birds-eye view of the region. The true trail-head, however, lies at Phedi from where we head to Deurali for our first night on the go. Trekking through enchanting forests and stunning landscapes we head towards forest camp followed by low camp finally resting at high camp at an altitude of 3,540m just in time to enjoy a memorable Himalayan sunset. Surrounded by enchanting views of the Himalayas we make our way up towards the upper viewpoint to enjoy the best views of the entire Annapurna Himalayan Range. The dark sky gives way to a red line and the snowy summits of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441m), Mt. Fishtail (6,997m) and Mt. Annapurna (8,091m) slowly turn golden to orange offering the best Annapurna mountains view. The journey then winds down towards Siding and Lumre from where we head towards Pokhara, finally ending our 11-days affair in the Annapurna region.

We here at Frolic Adventure treks love the Annapurna Region as much as you do and no matter how many times we trek into the region are still awed by the mesmerizing beauty of it. With well-constructed itinerary and trained guides, we will make sure you will enjoy the Mardi Himal Trek as much as we do.

Highlights of Mardi Himal Trek

  • Trek to the heart of the Annapurna region along mesmerizing trails with incredible biodiversity
  • A chance to witness the esteemed Himalayas in the country on the flight to Pokhara
  • Relish the views of sunset and sunrise from the Mardi Himal Base Camp and various other vantage points
  • Enjoy the home-stay and exotic Gurung culture at the villages in the trekking trail

Itinerary

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At Tribhuvan International Airport our representatives will be awaiting your arrival from where you will be taken directly to the Hotel. After much-needed refreshments, a short introduction session with the guides and other members of the office will follow. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1350m.
Today, we tour the premium destinations the stunning city of Kathmandu boasts off most of them enlisted in the UNESCO world heritage sites. The journey begins from Swayambhunath perched atop a hill reached through the stone staircase. We then head towards the opposite end to Pashupatinath. Beckoned by the cultural heritages, we make our way towards the fabled courtyard of Kathmandu Durbar Square rich in ancient history. The journey ends at Boudhanath with its tranquil views of the sunset. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1350m.
The journey towards the Annapurna region begins. We head out of Kathmandu early in the morning leaving behind the bustling city to reach the wide bends of Prithvi Highway. Accompanied by the raging Trishuli we ride through stunning landscapes and upon reaching Pokhara get our first view of the Himalayas. Alternatively, we can also board a flight away from Kathmandu which takes about 30minutes soaring through stunning landscapes and also gives us a chance to tour the city of Lakes. Overnight stay at a hotel in Pokhara.
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Pokhara
  • Altitude: 820m.
From Pokhara, we begin our early morning ride towards the trailhead at Phedi. After a bumpy ride for about half an hour, we begin our trek heading towards Deurali. Surrounded by stunning Hilly landscapes the treks winds through lush green forests filled with oak, juniper and rhododendron trees. The trail gradually ascends to reach Australian Camp which hosts stunning views of Annapurna Himalayan range. We then descend to Deurali for the night.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Deurali
  • Altitude: 2100m.
Leaving the Annapurna Sanctuary trail, we begin our journey towards Mardi Himal following the ridgeline towards the right. The lone trail heads through deep forests filled with oak, maple, juniper and rhododendron trees. The dense forest gives way to reveal forest camp at 2,520m after 6 hours of trekking pleasant trekking through forested lands. The camp was also known as Kokar is an ideal destination to camp for the night.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Forest Camp
  • Altitude: 2520m.
The journey heading out of forest camp climbs onto the ridge following the dense forests packed with rhododendron trees. Guided by the mesmerizing views of Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,997m), we continue our journey surrounded by pleasant landscapes and enchanting forests often alive with wildlife. The journey to low camp is our final trek falling under the 2,000m altitude. Upon arrival at Low Camp, we are greeted by the stunning views of Mardi Himal (5,553m) and Machhapuchhre (6,997m). Overnight stay at Low Camp.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Low Camp
  • Altitude: 2970m.
The journey out of Low Camp leads towards Badal Danda above the tree line beyond which the lush green forests give way to alpine vegetation. Enjoying stunning views of Mardi Himal (5,553m), Gangapurna (7,454m), we continue our journey towards the west where the tree line breaks displaying the mesmerizing views of Annapurna South (7,219m) and Hiunchuli (6,441m). We continue the journey surrounded by alpine bushes before ending the day-journey at High Camp. Overnight stay at High Camp.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: High Camp
  • Altitude: 3540m.
Today, we begin our day early heading towards the upper viewpoint to witness a pleasant Himalayan surprise. The trail is well established and avoids steeper sections making it more accessible and enjoyable. The sight of the majestic Annapurna Himalayan range basking in the early morning sun is not one you can see every day. After having our fill of the Himalayan sunrise we descend back to High Camp where a warm meal awaits us. Overnight stay at High Camp.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: High Camp
  • Altitude: 3540m.
Abandoning the trail leading down towards Low camp, we set off on the one which leads towards Siding Village completing the circuit. The trail heads down through stunning landscapes and disappearing views of the Himalayas to once again enter lush green forests leading towards Siding. The hamlet of Siding is a perfect place to observe the authentic cultures and way of life of rural Nepal and also for home-stay. Overnight stay at Siding.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Siding
  • Altitude: 1700m.
Our final day of the trek we head back towards Lumre from the quaint hamlet of Siding. Trekking along the isolated trail we come across the vibrant hamlets of Kalimati and Ghalel which like Siding are far from the busy trekking destinations yet boast a tranquil environment. The trail finally ends at Lumre from where we board the bus once again heading back towards Pokhara. In Pokhara, the successful completion of the Mardi Himal trek can be followed by a boat ride on the Phewa Lake. Overnight stay at a hotel in Pokhara.
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Pokhara
  • Altitude: 820m.
The final day of our trip we head back to Kathmandu valley. Alike to the time we arrived there are two options. You can either take a bus back enjoying the calming and pleasant landscapes of Hilly region or take a flight back to Kathmandu which gives you one last chance to bid farewell to the Himalayas. The later will also give you enough time to enjoy the farewell dinner with Frolic Adventure in Kathmandu and ample time for hunting souvenirs. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1350m.
We hope you had a lovely time with us. After a warm breakfast, our representatives will once again drop you back at Tribhuvan International Airport with best wishes just in time to catch your flight back home.
  • Meals: Breakfast

Cost Details

  • Airport picks up and drops by private car/van/bus.
  • 3 nights accommodation in tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast as per the above itinerary twin sharing basis.
  • 2 nights accommodation in Pokhara in tourist standard hotel including breakfast as per the above itinerary twin basis.
  • Private car/van/bus and a guide for the cultural tour
  • All the ground transportations during the trip.
  • Your standard meals BLD during the trek with a cup of hot tea/coffee in breakfast
  • Fresh fruit after every dinner in the mountain
  • All necessary paper works, conservation area entry permits, TIMS card and monument entrance fees
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
  • Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation and insurance for the guide and porter.
  • An arrangement of an emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
  • Frolic Adventure invites a farewell dinner last night.
  •  We help you to hire a Sleeping bag, down jackets, duffle bags if you don't have (with extra cost)
  • All government taxes (Gst) and Stationery expenses.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan international airport  (Kathmandu).
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Lunch and dinner while you are in cities Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • All entry fees for the cultural sites.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
  • Sweet things like dessert/chocolate.
  • Hot shower/batteries charge/heater during the trek.
  • International airfare.
  • Tips for the guide, porter & driver. 
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in including section.

PRICES & DATES

Trip DatesAvailabilityNotesPrice  
05 Apr, 2020 - 16 Apr, 2020Guaranteedsingle supplement 100 usdUS$765
10 Apr, 2020 - 21 Apr, 2020Guaranteedsingle supplement 100 usdUS$765
16 Apr, 2020 - 27 Apr, 2020Guaranteedsingle supplement 100 usdUS$765
20 Apr, 2020 - 01 May, 2020Guaranteedsingle supplement 100 usdUS$765
27 Apr, 2020 - 08 May, 2020Guaranteedsingle supplement 100 usdUS$765
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