Mardi Treks is highly admired short treks in Nepal located on the lap of Annapurna region. The Mardi Himal Trek goes around the vicinity of the Macchapuchre Base Camp from Pokhara, otherwise known as Mt. Fishtail.
Mardi Treks features beautiful villages which are typically Nepali in style and architecture. Aside from that, you will also experience wildlife and panoramic views of the most beautiful mountains in Nepal, including Annapurna South, Mt Machhapuchhre (also known as Fishtail), and Mt Hiunchuli.
The Mardi Himal Trek is one of the hidden gems when it comes to trekking in the Annapurna Region. It is the combination of amazing views, high altitude, eco tourism, beautiful scene, wildlife, jungle, flora, fauna, lifestyle and adventure. Due to its remote location and wilderness, it is less crowd and is often taken as an alternative option to Annapurna Base Camp trek.
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Highlights: Amazing view of Fishtail and Annapurna with typical Nepali villages
08.00am: Pick up from your hotel and drive to Milan Chowk
08.30am: Start the trek.
09.30am: Arrive at Dhital. An old village in this area.
10.30am: Arrive in Hyangakot. From here, you will be able to see amazing view of tge Annapurna mountains and Manaslu range of mountains. We will have tea break here while you are enjoying the views.
12.30pm: We arrive at Dhampus. We will have the lunch with great views of the mountains views in Dhapus, which is also known as one the most photogenic villages in the region.
01.30pm: Continue the trek after lunch
03.30pm: Arrive in Pothana. Overnight at local lodge in Pothana
Highlights: Views of snow-peaked mountains and walking though jungles, and Rhododendron and pine forests.
07.00am Breakfast at your hotel.
09.00am Begin your trek to Forest Camp.
11.00am Arrive at Pritam Deurali (2300m) and have your packed lunch here. NOTE: There are no tea houses for lunch between Pitam Deurali to Forest Camp.
12.00pm Start your trek to Forest Camp after lunch.
NOTE: While you head towards Forest Camp, you will be on the main trail heading towards the Annapurna Base Camp. You will begin an uphill trek in the deep Rhododendron and pine forest.
There is no permanent trail from Pitam Deurali to Forest Camp, because this trail used to be the shepherds’ trail to bring their cattle to higher pastures during summer.
Please be aware of several trails that lead to neighbouring villages such as Tolka, Landruk, Lwang and Siding Village. Please carry enough water for the next 4 hours because you won’t find any water source between Deurali and Forest Camp.
03.00pm: Arrive at Forest Camp. You will spend the night in one of the 3 lodges available in Forest Camp. NOTE: Forest Camp is located in the middle of Rhododendron and pine forest.
03.30pm: Check into hotel. Rest & relax. Dinner at hotel.
Highlights: Amazing views of Mardi Himal and the Annapurna Region
07.00am: Breakfast at your hotel.
08.00am: Start your trek to Rest Camp.
NOTE: This place was named Rest Camp because of the challenging uphill trail. Trekkers can hence stop for a break on the way to High Camp at Rest Camp. So it is named – Rest Camp. You will see glimpses of Fishtail Peak and Annapurna III and IV.
09.00am: Arrive at Rest Camp and continue the uphill trek to Low Camp.
10.30am: Arrive at Low Camp (2970 m). Continue the trek to High Camp. On the way you will see the Himalayan mountains such as Annapurna South, Fishtail, and Hiunchuli.
12.00pm: Arrive at Badal Danda. Have your lunch here.
NOTE: Badal Danda is above the tree line (above the clouds) on clear days. You can see amazing views of Fishtail, Mardi Himal, Annapurna South, the top of Ghorepani, and Pokhara Valley clearly from here. If you are staying at Badal Danda, you will be able to witness some of the most amazing of sunsets and sunrises. Please make your hotel’s reservation as early as possible because there is only one hotel in this area.
01.00pm: Continue the trek after the lunch to High Camp.
03.30pm Arrive at High Camp. Check in hotel/lodge. NOTE: Dinner will be prepared at the hotel/lodge.
Highlights: Feel the altitude and be above the clouds
05.30am: Wake up and have your tea at the lodge/hotel.
06.00am: Bring your packed breakfast and begin your uphill trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp. NOTE: This is an uphill trek. On the way you will see close views of Annapurna South and Fishtail.
09.30am: Arrive at Mardi Himal Base Camp. Feel the altitude and enjoy close up views of Mardi Himal Peak.
10.30am: Our mission is over. Continue the downhill trek to High Camp.
12.00am: Arrive at lodge/hotel in High Camp. Have your lunch before heading to Low Camp.
01.00pm: Begin your downhill trek to low camp
03.00pm: Arrive at Low Camp. Overnight at local lodge in Low Camp. Dinner at the lodge.
Highlights: Explore the beauty and lifestyle of Lwang village
07.00am: Wake up for breakfast at the lodge.
08.00am: Begin downhill trek to Siding Village (1885m).
11.00am: Arrive at Siding Bazar. Have your lunch at local restaurant.
12.00am: Continue the trek to Lwang Village. Lwang is a Gurung Village with rich culture and tradition. You will not only see it, but you will be able to feel the vibes too.
03.30pm: Arrive at Lwang Ghalel Village (1600m). You will have a good opportunity to experience the culture and tradition of the Gurung Clan. Spend the night at a homestay with the locals.
NOTE: You will stay and eat at a local house with locals. They will make the traditional Nepali meal call Dhal Bhat (lentils, rice, and seasonal vegetables with fresh organic ingredients). Enjoy the meal and with the local chicken curry. A local cultural dance program can be organised for a small fee. In your free and easy time, you can explore the village until night falls.
Highlights: Observing the lifestyle and culture of traditional villages
07.00am: Wake and have breakfast at the lodge.
08.00am: Begin your downhill trek to Astham Village.
11.00am: Arrive at Astham Village. Have your lunch here. NOTE: On the way to Astham, you have a good opportunity to observe the local culture and tradition. You might not get this opportunity in the other trekking routes.
12.00am: Continue the trek to Milan Chowk.
01.00pm: Arrive at Milan Chowk and visit the Tibetan Monastery on Hyanja.
03.00pm: Drive to Pokhara after visiting the monastery.
03.30pm: Arrive in Pokhara. Check in your hotel. Congratulations! Your trek ends here.
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