Mardi Himal Base Camp Trekking

TRIP OVERVIEW

Trip Information

This trekking Mardi Himal is at an altitude of 4100meter is one of the recently opened and it is located in the eastern part of the Annapurna Himalayan range on the south west ridge of Machappuchre (fishtail) mountain. This trekking is one of the excellent cultural treks in the Annapurna region.

This trekking offers you the whole Annapurna range like Mt. Annapurna 8,091meter,  Annapurna III 7,555 m, Annapurna IV 7,525 m, Annapurna II 7,937m, Annapurna south at 7,219meter , Hiunchuli 6,441 m and Machapuchare 6988 m(due to its sacred site of the queen of Nepal one has never attempted  to climbed in this fishtail mountain ), Dhaulagiri 8,167 m etc. There are diverse kinds of flora and fauna where you can perceive all the way through your trail like thick dense rhododendron forests and different wild species like musk deer, Himalayan Thar, snow leopard etc. The special magnetism of this trek is you get to experience the varied culture of Magar, Brahmin, tamang and Gurung culture varied with the practices of Buddhists and Hindus.

This trek can be accomplished within a week initially we will be heading to pokhara by an airstrip or a private vehicle which will take almost 6 hours to reach and  by flight it take only 30 minutes to reach the pokhara airport. Next day our trekking to Mardi Himal begins from phedi we will lead to the trail to deurali after that we will be passing through the thick forests one of the forested camp and finally we will reaching the Mardi base camp and from here we will be ascending down to Jhinu where there is hot spring where we can relax and from here we head towards the Ghandruk mostly inhabited village by the gurung communities. And then we will be back to the pokhara city if you have some vacation left we can roam around the beautiful city of pokhara where we resting in the Phewa Lake also visit Davis falls, Mahendra cave and many other recreational sports can be done.

Specific month to do this trek is on the month of February-May and September to December which will give the clear view of this magnificence mountain the other remaining month is also feasible but you want get the picture-perfect vista you assumed about it so, it is better to trek during the specific month. 

Our GHHT (Ganesh Himal Hiking Team) are one of the best trekking agencies providing such facilities according to the travelers wish by prolonging the itineraries or abbreviating the itineraries according to your vacation schedule so , if you any enquiries about this trek you are free to email us.

ITINARARY

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu at the altitude of 1,300 meter &4,264 feet

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport and at the airport our representative from the GHHT- Ganesh Himal Hiking Team will be there waiting for you and they will welcome you and drive you to the respective hotel. After checking into the hotel you can relax and refreshed up and in noon time you can visit our GHHT office where we will be discussing about the trip and if you have any enquiry you can share with trek leader. In evening the GHHT will be hosting a welcome dinner in excellent Nepali restaurants which serve you delicious Nepali cuisine which is the introduction of Nepali food culture. We will spend our night in Kathmandu hotel rating at 2-3 star hotels.

Dinner is included.


Day 02: Drive toward Pokhara at 823 meter &2,700 feet: 6-7 hrs.

After breakfast we take a drive towards beautiful lake city named Pokhara city which is the attraction center for tourists. During our drive we will be enjoying splendid scenery of terraced fields, local shops close by. We enjoy our drive along the Trishuli River and within few hours we will reach at Pokhara city where we will be rewarded with spectacular Himalayas plus Manaslu, Machapuchre- fishtail, Dhaulagiri and range of Annapurna. In evening we will relish around the Pokhara city. We will spend our night at Pokhara city.

Breakfast is included.


Day 03: Drive toward Phedi and trek to Deurali at 2100 meter &6,720 feet: 30 minutes drive, 4-5 hours trek

After breakfast we will began our actual adventure where we will drive towards Phedi and begin our trekking from here. We will be walking on steep stone trails and terraced fields and trek via lush forests and pass by few villages and then we will reach at Dhampus where we will stop for a lunch. After lunch we will continue our trek towards Deurali a beautiful tiny village situated at the ridge which offers magnificence view of Mardi Himal, Annapurna south and Machapuchre- fishtail mountain. We will spend our night in Deurali.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.


Day 04: Deurali toward forest camp at 2,520 meter &8064 feet: 6-7 hrs.

Today we will be trekking on the trails via thick forests of rhododendron and in spring season your will be observing red and pink rhododendron flowers everywhere which is common flower as well as national flower of Nepal. Continuing trekking through forested trails we will reach at forested camp and then we will relax or explore the area which is even called as Kokar. We will be spending our night in forest camp.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.


Day 05: Forest Camp toward low camp at 2970 meter& 9504 feet: 5-6 hrs.

Today also we will be continuing our trek via lush forests and enjoy the walk through Nepal rich bio- diversity and within a while we will reach at low camp. From here we will get breathtaking view of mount Machapuchre- fishtail. Later we will be spending some time with the local people and explore their culture and their lifestyles. We will spend our night in low camp.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.


Day 06: Low camp toward high camp at 3540 meter &11,328 feet: 3-4 hrs.

Today we will trek uphill along the ridge to Machhapuchre and Mardi Himal. On the way our path gets thinner and the trail are mostly covered by dense rhododendron bushes. On the trail we might also get to spot national bird of Nepal Danphe- pheasants and continue our trek we will reach at high camp. After that we will climb up to high camp and from here one will be amazed by outstanding view of mountains. We will spend our night at high camp.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.


Day 07: High camp toward upper viewpoint at 4250 meter &13600 feet, return back to high camp: 2-3 hrs.

Today we will trek towards the upper viewpoint where we will be ascending and descending on narrow and steep trail. Before reaching viewpoint we will be passing via pastures and trek alongside the narrow ridge. From the viewpoint one will get captivating view of Himalyas including with Mardi Himal at 5587 meter, Annapurna south at 7219 meter, Annapurna I at 8091 meter, Mt Fang at 7.647 mter, Hiunchuli at 6,441 meter, Machapuchre at 6,993 meter, Tent peak at 5695 meter and many more. After enjoying the view we will retrace back to high camp. We will spend our night in high camp.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.


Day 08: High camp toward Sidhing village at 1700 meter &5440 feet: 6-7 hrs.

Instead of retracing back to the trail of Mardi Himal we will trek from the different trial route from high camp that leads towards Sidhing. We will be experience new trekking trails which are not so crowded and it is quiet and peaceful where our trek will be more exciting. We will spend our night in Siddhing.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.


Day 09: Trek toward Lumre, drive to Pokhara and fly to Kathmandu: 2-3 hours trek, 2 hours drive and 25 minutes flight

Early morning after breakfast we will trek for awhile to Lumre and within a while we will reach at the road side and from here we will drive towards Pokhara and reaching Pokhara city airport we will take a scenic flight to Kathmandu and our representative will drop you at the hotel. You can relax and freshen up at the hotel and in evening the GHHT will be hosting a farewell dinner as well as also celebrate for successfully completing the trek. We will spend our night at Kathmandu.

Breakfast and dinner are included.


Day 10: Final departure

Today your journey to Mardi Himal Trek comes to an end and one of our representatives from the GHHT will be dropping you at the airport three hours earlier than your flight schedule.

Breakfast is included.


 

INCLUDES & EXCLUDES

What is included?

  • All the transportation between airport and hotel
  • 3 nights in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Tashidharke inn or any other hotel of similar standard) and 3 nights in a 3 star hotel in pokhara with breakfast
  • 8 nights in standard lodges/teahouses during the trek
  • Transportation from Pokhara to Kathmandu and Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All accommodation and meals during the stay in the trek
  • All domestic flight fares and airport taxes
  • An experienced English speaking guide and one porter for 2 persons each of the group
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS)
  • All government and local taxes

What is not included?

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters

TRIP INFO


Trip Note

Hotel and Lodge:

Ganesh Himal Hiking team arranges the best comfy and pleasant accommodation and provides you the well-nourished hygienic foods. Throughout your stay in Kathmandu i.e. 3 nights you will be staying at the best standard hotel which will be rating at 2- 3-star hotel. Although if you want to stay at 4- 5-star hotel in the well sumptuous hotel and are able to pay for this expenses then you have this kind of choices but for the luxurious hotel the payment should be deposited by the clients itself. As the Ganesh Himal Hiking team company can only afford the hotel which is the rate at 2-3 star hotels. However once you are set for your trek there will be no such facilities like in the city of Kathmandu and one should not expect like Kathmandu as we are trekking to the remote area so, we will be staying at tea houses and local lodges. In such hotel there will be a usual bed and of course pillow. Most of the lodges of this region depend on lanterns or candle only a few has the facility of electric lights nonetheless you will be getting clean hygienic food which is most important. Most of the lodges will be already booked earlier before your trek however in some situation we will be not able to book in advance but not to worry we can book -in while reaching there because there are ample of lodges and some tea houses in this region and if not we can easily set a camp which will the most adventurous part of the trek itself is interesting and adventurous.

Meals and Drinks:

We the company totally focuses on client’s meals by making sure that each and every client get the same portion which is clean hygienic and nourished which is most necessary while trekking. While trekking all the meals i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided but in the Kathmandu city sometimes breakfast and sometimes dinner are included where you can go through the each detail itinerary below. During trek breakfast and dinner will be served in the lodges or teahouses and for the lunch our expert trek leader or guide will be taking you the best clean hotels. However we suggest you carry a water purification tablets to purify the water as on the way you will get normal water but if you want bottled mineral water you will easily get in some shops or tea houses but the expense of the bottled water should be paid by the client itself as it is not included in package.

Best Season to Travel:

The flawless seasons for Nepal visit will be in the spring season in the month of March to May and autumn season on September and November. Even in winter one can travel but only if you can bear the cold weather season. We strongly recommended the clients not to trek on the monsoon season on the month of June, July and August because during this period it rains heavenly and in day afternoon the sun rays will be extremely blazing heat so, it will be difficult to trek. So, we suggest every client trek in the specific seasons.

Luggage/Backpack:

Throughout your trekking your luggage will be carried by our porters and you have to carry your own small baggage containing your own water bottle, towel, tissue or toilet paper, camera or any other stuff which you usually carry and this small baggage should be carried by yourself. Some of the gears and clothes which are not needed during your trek can be left in the hotel safe deposit box carefully locking it properly and for the deposit there will be no charges so, you can freely keep your belongings which are not needed. The Nepal domestic airlines do not exceed more than 15 kg which also includes your hand baggage. If your baggage exceeds more than 15 kg then some charge should be deposit which is not included in the package.  

Guide/Porter on Trek:

We the company Ganesh Himal hiking team will be providing you the well expert trained trekking guide who will be handling all your trip issue. Also we will be providing you a cordial and sincere porter who will be carrying your 10 kg luggage of each client. Like if you are trekking in a huge group like more than 10 people than we will be providing you an extra guide which will be divided into two groups or more than three according to the number of people in the group. 

Group Size, Guide and Crew Member:

Ganesh Himal hiking team arranges trek with the minimum solitary client to maximum 16 clients in a group. In the larger group we will be arranged by dividing the groups. However one can stay in the same lodge but during your trek you will be having a different guide. We the Ganesh Himal Hiking team offers one guide for maximum 10 people in the group and if the number exceeds more than 10 till 16 then we will be providing you 2 guides. 

Personal Expenses on Trek:

Your personal expenses should be deposited by yourself like if you addicted to alcohol and all the alcohol you consume during your trip should be paid by yourself that goes to snacks or any other additional meals. Though the cost of accommodation and meals are included in package but such additional meals and drinks- alcohol and non-alcohol beverage, snacks, tips for guide and porters, hot shower- accessible only in some hotel, entrance fee around $ 25 for visiting heritage sites of Kathmandu, meals while you are in Kathmandu and the normal meals will cost around $ 5-7. It is up to you whether you like to give tips to the guide and porter, if you are satisfied with their services then you can tip them.

Gears Available in Kathmandu:

For the trekking equipment you can easily get it at Nepal country stores at the reasonable price and if you like you can also rent the trekking equipment. You don’t have to carry or buy from your hometown because all the trekking gear can be easily available in this country –Nepal.  

A Typical Day on Trek:

On a customary day you are necessary to trek for 4-6 hours each day. After breakfast we will start to walk and then we will be stopping for a lunch and after lunch we will walk for 3-4 hours to reach our destination. After lunch we will be trekking only for few hours and we will reach our trekking destination in 1—2 hours. Like in some days you will reach your destination in afternoon hours and then you can have lunch and then relax, or take shower, read a novel or wander around the area and even you can play cards with the group, guide and all.

Our Greetings at Airport:

We suggest you that when you are confirmed for this trip we advise you to give us your international flight schedule so, we the team can easily get to you and pick you up from the airport on time. As soon as you finish processing the customs formalities and come out from there and there you can find our representative carrying a signboard of Ganesh Himal Hiking Team and the team will greet you and take you to the hotel in private vehicle. Like if you have already booked the hotel by your own then we advise informing the hotel that you are staying so it will be easy for our representative to drop you at the hotel.

Itinerary and Possible Changes on it:

Our usual itinerary of the trek is 11 days which is main customary and pragmatic. In this 11 days itinerary it has also included your arrival day, departure day or Kathmandu sightseeing day tour are all included in this package itinerary. If you like to adjust the itinerary we can set it for you as per your desire so, before that let us know before booking the trip and then we will arrange the itinerary and the cost. Like if you like to extend more days then we will even manage it for you as in our package we have kept extra day because we don’t know the situation of Himalaya weather it suddenly changes and faces problems like delayed flights or cancellation of flight.

Insurance/Rescue/Evacuation:

Client’s safety is our main priority and makes sure that each and every client is well taken care of.  If by chance anyone got sick during trek we will take you to the hospital and if one is seriously ill then we will rescue a helicopter and then they will take you to the hospital and all the expenses are carried out by the travel insurance company so, make sure to cover the insurance policy. For the further information you can go to the Nepal Travel Insurance page.

Booking and Payment:

For booking any trip, trek, expedition first you have to deposit 20% in advance if you are confirmed for the trek you have to send even your flight detail schedule, a passport photocopy and if you cancel the booking then this 20% is not -refundable.  The remaining 80% can be paid when you reach Kathmandu and if you want to pay in advance you can deposit it by transferring through a bank, credit card so, lets us know then we will be sending you the detail for payment.

Customer Reviews

Rating:


An amazing trip with Ganesh Himal Hiking to Kathmandu, Mt. Everest BC, Pokhara and Chitwas

hil32015 | Spokane, Washington | October 26 , 2014

Rating: 5 - Excellent

We received outstanding personal service from Binod and his team at Ganesh Himal Hiking Team. It was an exceptional experience in every way. We were met at the airport, he gave us personal transportation along with many great tours to cultural sites in Kathmandu, he took us to some wonderful restaurants and he set us up in a very nice hotel in Thammel. Binod really knows how to take great care of his clients with a personal touch. We also loved meeting his mother, father and his family which added greatly to our cultural experience in Nepal.

Additionally, Binod's brother Bishnu, was our guide on our trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp. Bishnu took excellent care of my trekking partner and me throughout the trek to Everest Base Camp and back. Our trek was also an amazing cultural experience as well as a remarkable trekking experience! We loved the Nepalese people and, of course, we loved seeing the incredible scenery. Also, Binod personally guided us on a trip to Pokhara, Nepal where he arranged for us a guided rafting trip, a paragliding trip and a trip to Chitwan National Park where we did a tour on the back of an elephant spotting wildlife and we were able to attend a nice cultural program. The accommodations in Pokhara and the food were fantastic. I highly recommend Binod and his Ganesh Himal Hiking Team to anyone who is interested in receiving the best service and the best trekking and cultural experience in Nepal.

Visited October 2015

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Duration: 11 Days

Difficulty: Easy-Moderate

Activities: Sightseeing, Hiking, Excursion & Trekking

Departure City: Kathmandu

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Trip style: Lodge and Camping

Country: Nepal

Region: Annapurna

Price: USD 1,020

Group size: Min 1 pax

Best Season: Feb to Jun & Sep to Dec

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