If you are looking for a short, marvelous, and quieter trekking trip then Mardi Himal Trek is just the most suitable one for you. It is short trek nonetheless full of adventures. The sceneries you get to observe includes glacial valleys and amazing landscape of Annapurna region – as your trekking route follows the ridge east of Annapurna Sanctuary.
You walk through beautiful Rhododendron Forest, rugged yet adventurous trail with rocky paths up to the Base of Mardi Himal. As the trekking trail is in the high edge you will get panoramic views of the Mardi Himal (5,587 m/ 18,330 ft), Annapurna South (7,219 m/ 23,684 ft), Himchuli (6,441 m/ 21,131 ft) and Fishtail or known as Machapuchhre (6,993 m/ 22,942 ft). Furthermore, you will enjoy the sweeping vistas of Himalayan foothills, and numerous villages and settlements. You can experience local homestay and engage yourself into typical local lifestyle. This treks without any doubt beings you an experience of a lifetime.
Arrive in Kathmandu – Nepal’s only international airport so far is located. On the arrival platform, our friendly representative will be there to receive you and transfer you to your hotel. After you complete check-in formality, and taking short rest, we introduce you to the market of Thamel, where you can eat your supper, change money, buy some stuffs from supermarket, or buy trekking gears – if you need to do. Later we take you to our office for the trip briefing. Overnight at your hotel. Delay of any kind will postpone the events for next day according to feasibility.
You will enjoy your delicious breakfast in the hotel and drive to airport for a flight to Pokhara. You fly to Pokhara – small beautiful city situated in the lap of the Annapurna massif – parallel to the central Himalayas in which in a clear day you can see the Himalayan ranges of Langtang, Gandesh Himal, Manaslu or Gorkha massif, and Annapurnas. From Pokhara we drive to Kande – a small town located in the jungle along the highway . Once you reach Kande, you are all set for the trek. You might meet other trekkers during your walk or may not since this trail is used by few trekkers. We pass through Australian Camp and Pothana. After checking in at the ACAP – Annapurna Conservation Area Project has check-posts to register you – hike up to Deurali and spend the overnight in local lodge.
Once you eat your breakfast, your day starts. You walk through unique settlements where you can observe the village lifestyle of the Himalayan foothills. You make a stop at Ghalel for lunch, which is a beautiful Gurung village – the ethnic community who live in the foothills of Annapurna and Gorkha massif – with home-stay facility to experience ethnic life. The trek is gradual up. You are to stay your night in a home-stay at Lwang. You will be spending your evening singing and dancing on folk music and experiencing local life at the fullest. This village offers a beautiful tea garden and ACAP office/check-post.
You will start your day early for a short to enjoy the tea garden and the magnificent mountain views along with. Then you come back to your homestay for the breakfast. After breakfast, trek to Koramukh from where you drive back to Pokhara. The drive will provide you with beautiful views of agricultural farms, rivers, streams, hills and local life to watch all the way. Once you are transferred and checked-in for the night at hotel, you can roam around beautiful city of Pokhara. Some attractions of city are Devi’s fall, Caves, Lakes and many more. You spend your night at the hotel.
After breakfast if you happen to be mountain enthusiast, you will be taken to Mountain museum. The museum is informative on the high mountains, and alpine life and contains historical artifacts of many climbers. You could explore the museum and get information on mountaineering through documentaries and resources available. After the brief tour of museum you will be taken back to hotel and then to airport for flight to Kathmandu. You spend your night at hotel in Kathmandu.
This list outlines the required things to bring during the trekking tours. There are various selections and brands that you can choose as per your interest. All required trekking equipments can be bought or even hired easily at a reasonable price in Kathmandu.
Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes
Lower Body – Legs
Medicines and First Aid Kits
(Our guide will carry first aid kit bag during the trek. We still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit as you feel it necessary).
All garments should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large puncture resistant plastic bags.
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