Mardi Himal Trek is a hiking package, which takes you away from the more busy trekking routes in the shadows of the great Himalayas. This trekking trail is in the western region of Nepal. Mardi Himal is somewhat precisely located to the east of Modi Khola, opposite to the valley of Hiunchuli. Nevertheless, you are taken away from the busier of trails, giving you the peace of mind to absorb in, the sights, sounds and feels of the Himalayas truly to yourselves and those around you.
The trekking trail is taken as a part of eco-tourism, for all good reason, as you hike through the lush green forest of Oak, Rhododendron trees and other natural vegetation unique to the Himalayan region, giving you frequent encounter with some docile species of animal life. Better more, you get to trek through villages and rural communities that are still untouched by the modern consumerism world. They protect their environment and it gives them the bounties of the natural world. Their culture has evolved taking inspiration from the flora and fauna they have lived in.
Thought, you are not on one of the regular trails, you get to view many of the mountain ranges on the hike, such as Mount Dhaulagiri (8168m), Mount Annapurna (8091m), Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna South (7219m), Mount Hiunchuli (6441m), and Mount Machhapuchhre (Fish Tail in Nepali) (6993m) in all their awe and wonder, through the green vegetation on the comforting daily hikes.
Inveigled by what you hear, then Breakfree Adventures can make this come into reality with a ten day hiking trip among its unforgotten crooks, corners and hidden natural secrets. Our adventurous Mardi Himal Trek, begins with a cool scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (the lakeside city). The following day, we drive you to Phedi where your trek begins in earnest. It is now on foot to Pothana via Dhampus. On the way, we begin to ascend, all the ranges of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna creep into view, enlarging itself. Any fatigue is slowly evaporated by the sights, sounds and majestic views. The night is spent in camps to trek the following morning to a higher elevated camp, that day. This is alleviated by the breath-taking views of the lush forest you are in and by as if by magic, the mountain ranges breaking from its morning slumber. We reach Mardi Himal base camp at an altitude of 5300m. Mardi Himal is a mountain peak revered by both Hindus and Buddhists alike. We trot down to Siding Village and off to Pokhara. This package of ten days has all the adventure, fun and thrills that you might be looking for in an eco-trek. The Mardi Himal Trek is wrapped up with a drive back to Kathmandu. Our professionally and eco-friendly designed itinerary takes your comfort and security to the maximum.
There is much that you would in this short trek of 10 days unless you take the longer ones in the Annapurna Region like Annapurna Circuit Trek and Ghorepani Poonhill and Annapurna Base Camp Trek. First of all, you get to get to stay a night at a base camp of Mardi Himal. It gives you a feel of what it is like to train to summit one of the Himalayan peaks in Nepal. Then the trek gives you some wonderful views of the various Annapurna ranges while on the trek. Then you get to feel first-hand the natural world such as the vegetation, and animal life. The best part of it all, it is one a trail less frequented by others in the world of hiking so you are left mostly to the crowd with whom you are with.
Where do we stay on the trek?
On the trek, you stay mostly at lodges which are in fact teahouse and have accommodation with all the necessary comforts for a peaceful night’s rest after a day’s walking. It is here that you take both you supper/dinner and breakfast. Lunch is usually on the way. All of these teahouses served food compatible with western taste, but from the two it would be advisable to try out the local foods, they are not less nutritious but quite wholesome and organic. The accommodation has toilets in most of them.
Outline Trekking Itinerary for Mardi Himal Trek
Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu
Day 02 : Kathmandu to Pokhara (6 hrs drive)
Day 03 : Pokhara to Pothana (1,970m) 5 hrs walk
Day 04 : Pothana to Forest Camp (2,550m) 7 hrs walk
Day 05 : Forest Camp to Low Camp (3,035m) 4 hrs walk
Day 06 : Low Camp to High Camp (3,590m) 4 hrs walk
Day 07 : Hike to Upper View Point (4,200m) & back to High Camp (3,590m) 4.5 hrs walk
Day 08 : High Camp to Siding Village (1,280m) 7 hrs walk
Day 09 : Siding Village to Pokhara (2.5 hr walk & 1 hr drive)
Day 10 : Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 11 : Transfer to the Airport for your onward destination
- Enjoy scenic drive from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu
- Carry out Adventure Trekking in the Annapurna Region
- View of beautiful Himalayas including Annapurna south, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhre Himal
- Witness exotic landscape and geography
- Discover rural customs, traditions and lifestyle
- Explore varieties of floras and Faunas
- Explore Mardi Himal Base Camp
- Perform Camping and Campfire in the serene Himalayan region