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Mardi Himal hiking holidays 19 Days

This adventure trek lies in the Annapurna region. It is one of the least famous trekking routes. So if we wish for distant wilderness, immaculate beauty of nature, peace and calm, this trek may be the best option for us. As it is one of the most adventurous treks in Nepal we will climb to lonely high points that offer fantastic views of the various Himalays like Machapuchare, Annapurna Range, Lamjung Himal and Dhaulagiri. During the trek, Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition leader leads us to such places from where we see no human dwellings for far along this track but green hills i,e rhododendron forest and therefore our camps will be in astonishingly far-flung areas. But on the way back we can see some small villages of Tamang and Gurung people. The Highest Camp will be at 3900m and the track is a little sheer at some places. This trek is appropriate for the adventure loving fairly fit trekkers.

Itenerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1306)
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu (1360)
Day 03: Kathmandu-Pokhara (820m) 6-7  hours travel by tourist bus
Day 04: Pokhara-Pothana  (1 hour drive and then 1.30 hours walk
Day 05: Pothana-Forest Camp 6-7hours
Day 06: Forest Camp- Low Camp (A) 4-5 hours
Day 07: Low Camp-High Camp 4-5 hours
Day 08: High Camp-Low Camp (B) (2840m) 7-8 hours
Day 09: Low Camp- Saiti Ghatta 5-6 hours
Day 10: Saiti Ghatta- Mardi Pul (Bhindabari) 7-8 hours
Day 11: Mardi Pul- Pokhara 2 -3 hours walk then drive 3-4 hours
Day 16: Sightseeing in Pokhara
Day 17: Pokhara –Kathmandu 6-7  hours travel by tourist bus
Day 18: Shopping /Rest in Kathmandu Sightseeing in Bhaktapur 3-4 hours
Day 19: Departure from Kathmandu (1360m)

Important Information:

Our Guest’s security is of dominant concern while traveling with Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition. The trekking leader has the authority to adjust or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is necessary due to unfavorable circumstances. Unfavorable weather conditions, the health condition of a group member, or an unexpected natural disaster can force changes to the itinerary. However, every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary. The lead guide will try his/her best to ensure that the trip goes smoothly and according to plan, but please be ready to be flexible if necessary.

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1306)

You are welcomed to Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal renowned for historical monuments, Hindu Temples, and Buddhist Stupas/Monasteries. We meet our guests at the Tribhuvan International Airport. A representative will be waiting with a Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition placard with our guests’ names displayed. After dropping luggage at the hotel, guests are taken for a short sightseeing tour. In the evening, guests are invited to a Welcome Dinner at a Nepali restaurant.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu (1360)

A local guide will be available. According to your wishes, the guide will escort you for sightseeing. Sightseeing may include the Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupati,  Boudhanath, Patan Durbar Square, and the Swoyambhunath areas.  Starting after breakfast, usually at 9.00am, the exploration of Kathmandu Valley can continue until 5.00pm. Lunch and dinner, you will be responsible for.

Day 03: Kathmandu-Pokhara (820m) 6-7  hours travel by tourist bus

This day we travel for 6-7 hours if we are going bus. But if we are going by air it will take just 35min to fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Immediately after you left Kathmandu you climb to the pass over the mountain ridge that surrounds Kathmandu valley. If it is a clear day, you can enjoy the phenomenal view of Ganesh Himal, Lamjung Himal, Manaslu and Annapurna on the way. The road descends to about 400 meters and runs along the Trishuli River. Sometimes we can see group of people in rafts in the Trisuli River. The bus stops for lunch on the way. Finally we reach Pokhara the most beautiful city of Nepal by the afternoon. From today onwards, after the dinner or before we go to bed, the Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition trekking guide will take report and give briefing in every evening about the trek that we are going to make next day.

Day 04: Pokhara-Pothana  (1 hour drive and then 1.30 hours walk

 After breakfast, about one hour’s drive takes us to the starting point the trek: a small village of Kande. Then we start a gentle climb to our first destination, Pothana (1950m) where we arrive by early afternoon.
Day 05: Pothana-Forest Camp 6-7hours

 Today the trekking trail takes us deep into the greenery of mountain oak, birch, rhododendron and hemlock of Gorujure Danda. This day we walk for 5 hours – our destination is the Forest Camp (2600m).

Day 06: Forest Camp- Low Camp (A) 4-5 hours

Today is steady gentle climbing through the ridge of Majh Danda with only small sections in isolated parts. After a lunch break we walk for another 2 hours to Lower Camp (3050m).

Day 07: Low Camp-High Camp 4-5 hours

 Today we make our way through the ridge of Nagge Danda to the highest camping point on the ridge (3900m). We leave the forest behind and reach the meadow, Suselbukeni Kharka where we may see the sheep grazing. Again the views are breathtaking as we can see the widespread Gurung villages of the high hills. Now we follow the trail up to Annapurna Base Camp.

Day 08: High Camp-Low Camp (B) (2840m) 7-8 hours

 Today we wake early in the morning and climb to the highest point of our trek (4500 m), the base camp of Mardi Himal. The great ice fields and the blue glaciers of the Sanctuary Wall lie below and we are encircled by a dozen or more glistening mountain giants. We descend to Lower Camp again after lunch as this part of the mountains doesn’t allow for an overnight stay.

Day 09: Low Camp- Saiti Ghatta 5-6 hours

After the excitement that we experienced in the previous days, we slowly make the descent through shady forest and terraced fields to Saiti Ghhata. We camp on the bank of the Mardi river (1300 m).
Day 10: Saiti Ghatta- Mardi Pul (Bhindabari) 7-8 hours

 Today we follow a gentle winding path along the contour of the river valley. We gradually descend between pastures and through remote Tamang and Gurung villages. We spend the night at Mardi Pul (bridge) (1010 m), we set the camp again on the banks of the Mardi River.

Day 11: Mardi Pul- Pokhara 2 -3 hours walk then drive 3-4 hours

 Today we leave the mountains behind us. We walk for about 2 hours, as a last part of our trek. Then as soon as we reach the road, we get on the bus to Pokhara. The drive will take about half an hour to reach Pokhara.

 Day 16: Sightseeing in Pokhara (820)

We are in a naturally beautiful city Pokhara. After breakfast we go to Lakeside where we enjoy boating for sometime go to visit Peace Stupa on a hillock across the Fewa lake. We come back and have lunch in one of the restaurants in the Lakeside. After lunch we go to visit Devis Fall.  Then we visit some natural caves called Gupteshwor Mahadev cave, Mahendra Gufa and Chamere Gufa (Bat Cave).

 Day 17: Pokhara –Kathmandu 6-7  hours travel by tourist bus

We take the pleasant and comfortable Tourist Bus back to Kathmandu. Arriving about 4pm, a Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition staff member will meet us and drive us to our hotel.  The rest of the day is unscheduled and you are free to spend it as you like.

Day 18: Shopping /Rest in Kathmandu Sightseeing in Bhaktapur 3-4 hours

This day is free too. If you wish, a sightseeing trip to the ancient temple/king’s seat of the world heritage site of incredible Bhaktapur can be arranged.  The tour lasts 4 hours, and will cost an additional upcharge. In the evening, a Farewell Dinner is given by Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition.

Day 19: Departure from Kathmandu (1360m0

A Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition staff representative will take our valuable guests to the airport (3 hours prior to your flight) and bid goodbye. It will be not only goodbye, but also the welcome for next visit to Nepal.