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Trip Facts

  • Duration11 Days
  • Difficulty LevelModerate
  • DestinationNepal
  • Best SeasonSept to Nov - March to May
  • Major ActivityTour & Trekking
  • Max Altitude4500 m

Highlights

  • Newly most popular destination for short trekker in Nepal
  • Discover Nature : (Forest, Valleys, Landscape, Rhododendron, Flora & fauna)
  • Closest & Panoramic view of Annapurna Range & Dhaulagiri from Base Camp
  • A local lifestyle of Gurung and Magar people.
  • Historical and Religious place in Kathmandu & Pokhara

About Trip

Mardi Himal Trekking is a short trek that is suitable for all age group and fitness level. Mardi Himal Region offers majestic views of Annapurna Mountain, Mardi Mountain and Fishtail Mountain. The trail passes through green forests rich in Himalayan wildlife including National bird of Nepal Lophophorus and wild beasts.

At Alaya Holidays, we follow the same route that is used by locals for their daily use. We will pass through Yak herder’s traditional huts and visit local villages to understand the lifestyle of these friendly locals. Mardi Himal Trekking is a relatively new trek route in Annapurna region, beginning from remote and least crowded, where one can experience authentic lifestyle of this region. Few lodges are available for accommodation in the area, that provide very basic services and yet it offers experience of some of the best trekking routes, far from commercial trekking routes of Annapurna. Mardi Himal Base Camp is located under the Fishtail Peak. Spring (March to April) is the best season for Mardi Himal Trek to witness blooming rhododendron forest in its full glory. Visit to Upper view point which is located above Mardi Himal Base Camp will reward us with incredible views of Annapurna Range. Enjoy the taste of unspoiled culture and villages.

Itinerary

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  • Stay In: Hotel
  • Meals: B&B

Our representative will be there to welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. You will find him waiting for you with a placard written Alaya Holidays outside the Airport terminal. He will then escort you to the hotel. Once you get refreshed, you will get brief instructions about your itinerary for the trek. Enjoy cultural dinner with dance at a typical Nepali restaurant.

  • Stay In: Hotel
  • Meals: B&B

On this day you will be viewing the medieval city Kathmandu with our tour guide. Out of 10 cultural heritage sites declared by UNESCO in Nepal, 7 lie in Kathmandu Valley while 4 of these sites exist in Kathmandu. You will visit Nepal’s largest Buddhist shrine of Bouddhanath, Holy temple of Hindus Pashupatinath, 2,500 years old Buddhist shrine of Swayambhunath and the ancient Royal Palace at Kathmandu Durbar Square. You will get time for trek preparation and shopping in the afternoon.

  • Stay In: Hotel
  • Meals: B&B

 After meeting at Tourist Bus Park at Kantipath, we will drive through scenic Prithivi Highway that is full of exciting greenery of the hills, rice fields, rivers, forest and rustic villages. The clean and green city Pokhara is one of the best holiday destinations of Nepal. Pokhara is located 200 km far from Kathmandu and can be accessed in 5 hrs by a private vehicle. We will visit Phewa Lake in evening for boating and stay overnight in Pokhara.

  • Stay In: Lodge
  • Meals: Full Board

After breakfast, we will drive to Kande, located at the top of a hill. Kande is famous for attractive mountain views. Mardi Himal Trek begins from Kande. We will gradually climb to Pothana by passing through several tiny villages, where the trail stretches further to Pitam Deurali, where we will stop for lunch before heading to Forest camp. The trail for Forest Camp from Deurali continues through oak, maple and rhododendron forest. Forest Camp is a small village which is popular as Kokar among locals and stay overnight at the Forest Camp.

  • Stay In: Lodge
  • Meals: Full Board

Leaving Forest Camp early in the morning, we will walk through the forest, where you can see rhododendron trees at higher altitude. Enjoy your walk through the quaint place. The path is less steep at the beginning but the slope continues to increase with the increasing altitude. Enjoy the views of Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and other peaks and mountains.

  • Stay In: Lodge
  • Meals: Full Board

Enjoy walking with the Himalayas, as we climb higher. The trail opens to a wide valley with no forest and only grassland. Our journey continues through grassland at high elevation with occasional rhododendron trees where Himalayan birds like Monal and Daphne are a common sight. We will reach at the High Camp where we will stay overnight.

  • Stay In: Lodge
  • Meals: Full Board

We will walk to a nearby ridge for sunrise views early in the morning. Later, we will return to a hotel for breakfast and then hike up to upper view point that allows epic views of surrounding mountains. The path to Upper View Point is marked through grassland and steep sections. You can also see yaks and sheep grazing in the area during summer. And we'll return to High Camp for overnight stay.

  • Stay In: Lodge
  • Meals: Full Board

From High camp, we will take a different route to Landruk village. Landruk is a huge village that exists on the way to Annapurna Base Camp. We will arrive at a meeting point where the left path continues to Low Camp while the right path takes us to Landruk via forest, and stay overnight in Landruk village.

  • Stay In: Hotel
  • Meals: B&B

We will lower down to Modi River. Walking alongside the river, we will pass through series of ups and downs and pass along right edge of Modi River to Birethanti. Modi River meets with Bhurungdi River at this certain place. Our journey then continues to Nayapul where our trek ends, as we catch a bus back to Pokhara.

  • Stay In: Hotel
  • Meals: B&B

We will lower down to Modi River. Walking alongside the river, we will pass through series of ups and downs and pass along right edge of Modi River to Birethanti. Modi River meets with Bhurungdi River at this certain place. Our journey then continues to Nayapul where our trek ends, as we catch a bus back to Pokhara.

  • Meals: B&B

We will return back to Kathmandu on this day, either by bus or flight. It takes around 5 hrs to reach Kathmandu by bus or you can board 20 minutes flight back to Kathmandu. You will be dropped to the hotel. Spend the day on your own by relaxing our by shopping in Thamel.

What's Included
  • Airport pickup and drop in a private vehicle
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara (Bed and Breakfast)
  • Guided Sightseeing Tour
  • Entrance fee during the tour
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu transportation
  • Pokhara – Kande and Nayapul – Pokhara transportation by private vehicle
  • Three Board Meals (Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner)during trek
  • Accommodation on tea houses during trek as per itinerary
  • One experienced and government licensed French or English guide
  • Required number of other staffs
  • Meals, Accommodation, Salary and Insurance of guide and porters
  • TIMS and Permit for the trek 
  • Comprehensive first aid medical kit carried by the guide
  • All paper work and government and local taxes
  • All ground transportation in private and comfortable vehicle
  • Farewell Dinner by Alaya Holidays
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Nepal visa fees
  • Travel, Rescue and medical insurance
  • Extra night accomodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Personal expenses (phone bills, laundry, beverages..., etc.)
  • All other cost not mentioned in Cost Include section.

Useful Information

LANGUAGE

English

Nepali

Hello!

Namaste

Nice to meet you!

Tapai lai bhetera khushi lagyo

Excuse me

 Hajur

Please

Kripaya

Thank you

Dhanyabad

How much?

Kati?

Less

Kam

More

Badhi

I did not understand

Maile bujhina

Post office

Post afis

Tourist Office

Turist afis

Police

Prahari

Pharmacy

Ausadhi pasal

Numbers:

  1. Ek
  2. Dui
  3. Teen
  4. Char
  5.  Panch
  6. Cha
  7. Saat
  8. Aath
  9. Nau
  10. Dus

TIME AND COMMUNICATION (According to Nepal’s local time):

 

Montreal *

-9:45 hours

Mumbai

-0:15 hours

London *

-4:45 hours

Paris *

-3:45 hours

Québec *

-9:45 hours

New York *

-9:45 hours

Tokyo

+3:15 hours

Oslo *

-3:45 hours

You can buy a SIM card on site. This prepaid local card is available at Ncell which you can easily find anywhere in Kathmandu. To do this, you must fill out a form, with a copy of your passport, visa, and a photo ID! But for about 100-150 Rs, you are assigned a local phone number, to which must be added a credit of communication. Ncell offers different formulas with or without the Internet that also passes in the mountains! Throughout your trek, you can recharge your cell phones. You can also use database internet which gives faster internet access when you are out of the Wi-Fi zone.

ELECTRICITY
You will need a power adapter/converter. The socket works with two plugins. Battery-powered devices are also recommended.

CLIMATE
Our trek season runs from mid-September to May. From the beginning of September, the rain of the monsoon decreased. From mid-October to December, the climate is generally stable, with warm and pleasant days and cold, clear nights. The temperature can reach 25 ° C during the day at low altitude and at night the mercury will drop to 0. Above 3000 meters, the temperature can fall to -10 ° C at night.
Climatic conditions are never predictable, but there is a well-established pattern. Temperatures of day and night at low altitude vary according to the season, but the night at high altitude is cold, no matter the season. Modern equipment and appropriate clothing will keep you warm.

Average Temperature in Nepal (Degree Celsius) Average Min / Max

 

Among
Himalaya

August

September

October

NovemberDecember

January

FebruaryMarch

April

1400m

16/28

14/26

7/22

1/20

1/18

4/20

7/25

12/2

16/30

1000m

20/28

16/25

11/22

6/20

5/19

8/20

11/25

15/29

17/30

2000m

13/22

10/21

4/17

1/14

0/13

1/14

4/18

8/22

12/23

3000m

11/19

6/18

1/15

-2/13

-3/12

-1/13

2/16

5/19

8/20

4000m

1/13

-4/12

-8/8

-10/6

-12/4

-10/5

-7/9

-13/12

-2/13

5000m

-3/10

-9/8

-13/6

-15/4

-20/3

-15/5

-10/7

17/11

-3/12

Trip Map

Mardi Himal Trek map

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