Duration : 14-15 Days
Mardi Himal Trekking
“Adventure on a fresh and off the beaten trail towards Mardi Himal around Mt. Machhapuchare- Fish Tail”
BUNA Treks & Expeditions presents fascinating and magnificent adventure on the high ridges of Annapurna Mountain range at Mardi Himal located beneath majestic and towering Machhapuchare ‘Fish Tail’ Peak, one of the unclimbed, unconquered mountain in whole Himalaya.
Explore Nepal the Spirit of Adventure presents an awesome destination to Mardi Himal & Machhapuchare Trek on the hidden ridges of Annapurna Himalaya and towering Machhapuchare “Fish Tail Peak”.
Mardi Himal Trekking an adventure that suits all types of interested travelers to witness grandeur panorama of Annapurna-Manaslu as far to Dhaulagiri range of mountains with Machhapuchare peak, walk leads from moderate to adventurous trekking to Mardi Himal base camp at 4,400 m high, without a problem of getting AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) where you can enjoy views of dramatic landscapes with snow capped peaks in the shade of Gurung traditional and cultural villages.
Mardi Himal Trekking of a week duration where you can enjoy the views and walks in the comfort of nice and simple cozy lodges on route trekking, the area offers enchanting woodlands of tall rhododendron-oaks-magnolia-pines and fir tree lines and then soon fades as the walk advance above 3,000 m into colder arctic region at Mardi Himal base camp beneath towering Mt. Machhapuchare.
Our journey starts from picturesque Pokhara a beautiful famous and popular touristic spot blessed with warm climate and close views of mountains with serene Phewa and Begnas Lakes, from here heading higher on the green rolling hills and into rocky zone of mountains.
After a fabulous time around perfect wilderness at Mardi Himal area, return journey back to Pokhara where this marvelous and fascinating Mardi Himal concludes with a drive back to Kathmandu.
“Adventure on off the beaten trail seldom ventured by other trekkers around beautiful Mardi ridges
Around hidden ridges of Annapurna Himalaya towards Mardi Himal base camp beneath Mt, Machhapuchare
Fabulous panorama of world’s four highest mountains from Annapurna-Dhaulagiri to Manaslu range
Walking into pristine forest of rhododendron, birch and pine trees within complete wilderness,
Exploring traditional and cultural Gurung villages interwoven with Buddhism and ancient Bon practice”
- Arrival and Departure Transfer in Kathmandu as per the itinerary.
- Transportation before and after trekking as per the itinerary.
- Accommodation in tourist standard or 3 star hotels on bed and breakfast basis in Kathmandu and at Pokhara.
- Full guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu at places of interest.
- Applicable Trekking-National Park or Conservation Permit Fees.
- Wages-meals-insurance and transport allowance of all trekking staff and porters.
- Comprehensive medical kit and service of guide and porters.
- Trekking on Teahouse / Lodge or camping basis includes all meals with accommodation on twin sharing basis (for single supplement in rooms / tents at extra cost).
- Nepal entry Visa-Travel and Medical Insurance, airport taxes.
- Expenses of personal nature (laundry, drinks and tipping or gratitude)
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and at Pokhara.
- Personal Trekking gear, sleeping bags and down jackets.
- Emergency evacuation by any means of transportation (including Heli services) and personal medical kit.
- Early return from the trip / trekking due to personal / medical problem in this case no-refund clients has to bear won expenses all the way to Kathmandu including expenses of accompanying guide / porters.
( BUNA Treks & Expeditions will issue a strong supporting letter, so that you can claim from your insurance company of all extra expenses occurred )
Day to Day Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
On arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuvan International airport, where BUNA staff receives you with warm welcome and transfer you to respective hotels in the heart of Kathmandu city around exciting Thamel area, where most of the hotels-shops and world –class restaurants located.
After getting refreshed our guide and staff briefs you with information regarding your stay in Nepal with us includes full details of Mardi Himal Trekking, with evening welcome dinner in an authentic Nepalese restaurants with culture programs.
Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour and trip preparations
Morning after breakfast our city guide will take you on a tour for few hours where you will be thrilled with interesting historical and cultural places, as Kathmandu valley steeped with history and world heritage sites, after an enjoyable tour back to hotel with free afternoon for individual activities and trek preparations for next early morning.
Day 03: Drive or fly to Pokhara 950m - 06 hours journey 200 k.m
Moring travel by overland to Pokhara drive leads on Nepal main busy and interesting highway. This is an interesting drive on the foothills of Himalaya, after an exciting and scenic journey reaching at Pokhara, transfer to your hotels by the Phewa Lake side with afternoon free for a stroll around the lake side.
(Flying options 30 mins by air to Pokhara)
Day 04: Drive to Kande and trek to Potana village 1,900 m - 04 hrs.
Starting this wonderful and exciting Mardi Himal Trekking with a short drive on the outskirt of Pokhara to reach at Kande, after getting organized with uphill climb into forested areas leading to farm areas of terrace field, offering great views of snow peaks and valley below entering a patch of cool forest with last climb to reach at the ridge top at Australian Camp or Thulo Kharka a huge grazing pasture with few lodges overlooking grand panorama of Annapurna Himalaya with Manaslu including magnificent Machhapuchare ‘Fish Tail’ peaks.
From here an hour downhill and short up to reach our overnight stop at Potana village offering another tremendous views of mountains.
Potana village located on the high green hills with cooler temperature offering super panorama of Annapurna Himalaya with Dhaulagiri and Manaslu range including majestic Mt. Machhapuchare “Fish Tail” and small peak of Mardi Himal towards North West.
Day 05: Trek to Forest camp to Low Camp 3,150m - 05 hrs
After a pleasant overnight in Potana with fantastic views, walk begins on the main trekking trail reaching at Deurali with super views of landscapes and snow-clad peaks. After admiring the surrounding scenery leaving the main trekking trail heading north along the ridgeline into serene forested area with cool temperature with panorama of Annapurna I and South with Huinchuli to the east Annapurna IV -II and Lamjung Himal and then reaching our overnight stop in the middle of forest where few lodges are located for trekkers.
Day 06: Trek to Forest camp to Low Camp 3,150m - 05 hrs.
From this forest area, walk leads higher on uphill path with steep climb to reach a pasture land for overnight stop on route Mardi base camp with fantastic views of surrounding landscapes and mountains at close range.
This wonderful area offering grand vista of beautiful landscapes and snow-clad peaks in perfect tranquility heading higher to reach at Base Camp as the air gets thinner and cooler with steep climb to reach at Base Camp where tree lines fades to short rhododendron and juniper bushes.
Here at Base Camp with a lonely lodge for overnight accommodation with basic facilities commanding super views of Annapurna Himalaya.
Day 08: Explore beyond High Camp 4,400m |14,432ft
Here with another night stop to explore beyond High Camp with day hike to Mardi Himal higher ridge reaching the highest point of this trek at 4,400 meters / 14,432 ft.
Walk leads to a steep climb along a ridgeline to reach a hidden plateau at the base of Mardi Himal South Face with towering Mt. Machhapuchare; this area known as ‘Other Sanctuary’ named by early pioneer Jimmy Roberts, when he first explored this area in early 1970’s. After enjoying the views of super mountain panorama return back on same route to our overnight stop.
Day 09: Trek to Siding village 1,750m | 5,740ft - 06 hrs
After a fabulous time on the high ridges of Mardi Himal with beautiful views and back into forest of rhododendron and pines trees, retracing the journey back on same trail at Jungle Camp and beyond with more downhill walk to reach at Sidang village located between the junction to another East and West route to Mardi Himal on warmer area for overnight stop before ending this lovely trek next day.
Day 10: Siding to Mardi Bridge and drive back to Pokhara - 05 hrs.
Our last day walk of this fabulous adventure on the hidden trails of Annapurna region walk follows Mardi River on the wide valley reaching warmer areas of rice / paddy farm villages and finally walk ends at Mardi village for a short drive back to Pokhara.
Day 11: Drive of fly back to Kathmandu
From Pokhara drive back to Kathmandu, after a wonderful experience on Mardi Himal trekking, on reaching Kathmandu transfer to your hotels with afternoon free at leisure.
(options by air 30 minutes scenic flight to Kathmandu)
Day 12: International Departure homeward bound
Today your last day in Nepal the land of amazing Himalaya depart for your international flight homeward bound after a fond memory and overwhelming experience on Mardi Himal Trekking with expert guidance of BUNA Treks & Expeditions.