“You can’t move mountains by whispering at them.” – Pink
For a long time, only a few trekking groups with tents and a culinary team could access the Mardi Himal Trek. The trip follows shepherds' well-worn paths, which still supply summer grazing. The trail was first opened in 2012 and is still in excellent condition. Only a few teahouses with rudimentary amenities are available. Not far from Pokhara, this is a short, very easy, and unspoilt walk. Despite this, it offers a wide range of experiences, including cultural insights, magnificent forest treks, and alpine scenery. Because the trail largely follows the ridge, the ascent is relatively gradual.
Our Mardi Himal base camp Trek route follows the western ridge of Mt Fishtail and progressively ascends to the Mardi Himal base camp at 4,500 meters.
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Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu [1,330 m]. A representative from MountainMate Trek & Tour Nepal will be waiting outside the airport according to your flight schedule to transfer you to the hotel. A short briefing will be done about the trip once you have checked in. If you have any queries always feel free to ask us. Overnight stay at Hotel (Car).
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing Programme (5-6hrs). Today from late morning(9-10 0clock) we will be heading towards observation of historical,religious,artistic and cultural spots of the city in our tourist cars. Kathmandu Durbar Square: The Durbar Square of Kathmandu is in the old city and has heritage buildings representing four kingdoms (Kantipur, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Kirtipur); the earliest being the Licchavi dynasty. The complex has 50 temples and is distributed in two quadrangles of the Durbar Square. The outer quadrangle has the Kasthamandap, Kumari Ghar and Shiva-Parvati Temple; the inner quadrangle has the hanuman Dhoka palace. The Durbar Square of Kathmandu is located in the old city and is home to over 50 temples. we will observe the following important in our programme. ♦ Kumari Ghar (Kumari Bahal) ♦ Kasthamandap Temple ♦ Mahadev Parvati Temple ♦ Jagganath Temple ♦ Hanumandhoka Palace ♦ Kakeshwar Temple ♦ Degu Taleju Temple ♦ Tana Deval Temple Pashupatinath Temple: Pashupatinath Temple is the oldest Hindu temple in Kathmandu. It served as the seat of national deity, Lord Pashupatinath, until Nepal was secularized. However, a significant part of the temple was destroyed by Mughal invaders in the 14th century and little or nothing remains of the original 5th-century temple exterior. The temple as it stands today was built in the 19th century, although the image of the bull and the black four-headed image of Pashupati are at least 300 years old. The temple is a UNESCO World Heritage site.Shivaratri or the night of Lord Shiva, is the most important festival that takes place here, attracting thousands of devotees and sadhus. Boudhanath stupa: It is a very popular tourist site. Boudhanath is known as Kh?sti by Newars and as Bauddha or Bodhn?th by speakers of Nepali. About 11 km (7 mi) from the centre and northeastern outskirts of Kathmandu, the stupa's massive mandala makes it one of the largest spherical stupas in Nepal.Boudhanath became a UNESCO world heritage sites in 1979. The base of the stupa has 108 small depictions of the Dhyani Buddha Amitabh. It is surrounded with a brick wall with 147 niches, each with four or five prayers wheels engraved with the mantra, om mani padme hum.At the northerentrance where visitors must pass is a shrine dedicated to Ajima, the goddess of smallpox. Swayambunath Temple:Swayambhunath is a Buddhist stupa atop a hillock at the northwestern part of the city. This is among the oldest religious sites in Nepal. Although the site is considered Buddhist, it is revered by both Buddhists and Hindus. The stupa consists of a dome at the base; above the dome, there is a cubic structure with the eyes of Buddha looking in all four directions.There are pentagonal toran above each of the four sides, with statues engraved on them. Behind and above the torana there are thirteen tiers. Above all the tiers, there is a small space above which lies a gajur.
Day 03: Drive To Pokhara [930 m] - (B). After breakfast at the Hotel we begin our drive towards Nepal’s lake city, Pokhara. The drive will take about 6-7 hours where we follow meandering road over the valley. We then drive along the Trishuli River followed by another river, MArshyangdi River after we cross the half way. Crossing many local settlements we reach Pokhara normally in the afternoon. The rest of the day is at leisure after you have checked in. Overnight stay at Hotel Peninsula or Similar.
Day 04: Pokhara drive to Hyangja - Trek to Dhampus [1,750 m] - (B/L/D). This is the first day of our Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek. We will begin our day with a drive to Hyangja, from where we set on a trail towards Dhampus where we will be spending our first night in the mountain. Trekking on a gentle path we climb the ridge above the Yangri Khola valley and trek through fields and houses of local people which offers great trekking experiences. The glimpse of Annapurna Himalayan Range is just breathtaking from Dhampus. 30 Minute drive then 04-05 hrs Trek. (Tea House).
Day 05: Dhampus Trek To Forest Camp [2,550 m] - (B/L/D). Early in the morning the rising sun brings an extraordinary views of Snowcapped mountains. We can witness sunrise over Annapurna I, Machhapuchre (Fish Tail), Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and many more peaks. We then leave towards Forest Camp on comparatively less trekked trek leaving the crowd behind. The trail is one of the lately discovered trekking trail in the Nepal’s Himalayas which is still able to escape the crowd of trekkers. We trek through captivated forest od Rhododendron, maple, mountain oak and daphnia. We will have overnight stay in forest camp. 04-05 hrs Trek. (Tea House).
Day 06: Forest Camp To Low Camp [3,400 m] - (B/L/D). After your breakfast we will continue our trek towards the Low Camp. The flora will change the more we climb higher and the rhododendron forests will now be less as mosses and lichen will take over the nature on today’s trail. The view of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli is just imposing. We will reach Low Camp in the afternoon where we will be spending the night. Though still surrounded by forest, we have spectacular northerly views of the ever-closer ‘Fishtail’. 04-05 hrs Trek. Tea House.
Day 07: Low Camp To High Camp [4,100 m] - (B/L/D). The first part of the day is a short, steep climb which takes us out of the forest followed by a grassy (sometimes snowy) trail that leads us to High Camp where we will reach for our lunch.This is also acclimatizing day as we will be at altitude of 4,100 m above sea level. Great views of the Himalayas are always with us throughout the day. 04-05 hrs Trek. Tea House.
Day 08: Excursion to Mardi Himal Base Camp [4,500 m] - (B/L/D). Today is the highlight of the trek. We will wake early to catch the sunrise over the Himalayas which turn snow into gold with the first rays of the sun. After breakfast we will hike up to Mardi Himal Base Camp. The trail is mostly covered with grass where some of the parts are steep. We will pass numbers of herder’s herd on our way to Base Camp as during summer sheep and goats are brought up to graze from lower villages. After 2- 3 hours we will be at base Camp from where we will have panoramic view of Annapurna Himalaya range including the south face of mighty Annapurna. Return back to high Camp after spending sometime at the Mardi Base Camp. 07-08 hrs Trek. Tea House. (If weather conditions require it, we shall descend through High Camp to trek on down to a re-established Low Camp to spend the night there.)
Day 09: High Camp to Siding Village [1750 m] - (B/L/D). Today we will retrace our footsteps and head towards Siding descending 2,750m in altitude. We take a different route to return back. The trail today is mostly downhill leaving the grassy highland behind and entering into the dense forests once again. We make our way along the banks of the Mardi Khola from the hill-side village of Siding, down through the lovely fields, past the simple farms and over the interesting bridges. (06-07 hrs Trek. Tea House).
Day 10: Siding Village To Luwang village [1500 m] - (B/L/D). After your breakfast with magnificient view of Machhapuchre/ Fishtail (6,993m) we head in the direction of Luwang village where we will be staying at a Home Stay with a local family experiencing their lifestyle. The trail today is a wide motor able road at the beginning followed by a trek inside the dense forests and terraced fields. In the evening we hike up to Luwang Tea Garden and return back to Luwang village for overnight stay. Overnight stay at home stay. (05-06 hrs Trek).
Day 11: Luwang village Trek to Khormuch and drive to Pokhara [930 m] - (B/L). After breakfast at Luwang we start our trekking to Khormukh from where we take a drive to Pokhara. (Trek 02-03 Hrs and drive 02-03 hrs).
Day 12: Drive Back to Kathmandu [1,330 m]. Today early morning we take cab to tourist bus stup to Kathmandu.
Day 13: Departure - (B). A representative from MountainMate Trek & Tour will drop you to the airport according to your flight time. Return back home with memories that last lifetime. “NAMASTE!”
Note: If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.
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Raj my guide and I went on a Mardi himal trek a few months back, and it was fantastic! the trek was around a week, short but naturally very beautiful! When it came to organizing everything and interacting with locals, raj was incredibly helpful. The night before I started the walk, I became really ill, but with Raj's assistance, I was still able to complete it! He always made sure I was doing well and had access to the medicines I needed to feel better. He is a very nice and approachable man! He is definitely someone I would suggest as a mentor! And I want to thank Mr. Giri, the manager, for being so accommodating in planning such a great trip and for listening to me. The MOUNTAINMATE TREK AND TOUR PVT. LTD. staff has my highest recommendation for booking trip around Nepal.