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MARDI HIMAL TREK 12 DAYS


Trip Details


Group Size: 1- 15 People Max-Altitude: 4,250m/13,600ft
Region: Annapurna
Duration: 12 Days Trekking Style: Tea House

The Mardi Himal trek is situated in Annapurna region of Nepal where you will see few other trekkers and meet friendly locals along the way. A number of new basic lodges and homestay have been built along Mardi Himal ridge therefore it is now possible to do this as a lodge based trek. Our Mardi Himal trek is designed to provide outstanding mountain views, villages, wildlife, panoramic mountain views and range of landscape from forest to high alpine. The mountain views from Mardi Himal are superb including Annapurna South, Mount Machhapuchhre (also known as Fishtail) and Mount Hiunchuli.

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

All airport transfers from arrival to departure
Two nights of deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu wtih breakfast
Two nights of deluxe accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast
One way bus service between Kathmandu and Pokhara
Private, round-trip land transportation between Pokhara and Kande
Teahouse accommodation and three meals a day while trekking
Domestic flight (Kathmandu- Pokhara as per itinerary)
All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP Permit, TIMS)
An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek guide
Necessary porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment(2 trekkers: 1 porter)
Respective region (Annapurna) trekking map
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, food and accommodation
All government and local taxes

DAY 1 - KATHMANDU: ARRIVAL DAY

Welcome to Kathmandu, the lovely and historic capital of Nepal! We'll be at the airport waiting for you when you step off the plane, ready to transfer you to your hotel. You've had a long flight, so get some rest: your adventure begins tomorrow!

DAY 2 - FLIGHT TO POKHARA

Hotel in Pokhara
Leave your hotel for a quick morning flight to Pokhara. Spend the rest of the day relaxing in this beautiful mountain city and prepare for the trek the following day.

DAY 3 - POKHARA TO PHEDI AND POTHANA

Altitude: 1,925m/6,314ft - 4 hours trekking
We drive to PHEDI a small village about 30 mins from Pokhara where we start the days trek to the small village of Pothana where we take rest in local tea house.

DAY 4 - POTHANA TO FOREST CAMP

Altitude: 2,600m/8,528ft - 4 hours walking
The trek is through a beautiful forest of oak and and rhododendron which typically blooms in April. The tea houses in Kokar are quite basic but cozy and you can enjoy a home cooked meal in the kitchen.

DAY 5 - FOREST CAMP TO LOW CAMP

Altitude: 3,150m/10,332 - 5 hours walking
We continue hiking through the forest which gradually thins as elevation increases. Once you get to Low Camp you get your first good views of Machhapuchhre. The lodges here are basic and one even has an open fire in the dining area where you can enjoy a hot cooked meal before retiring.

DAY 6 - LOW CAMP TO HIGH CAMP

Altitude: 3,600m - 4 hours walking
Today you are out of the forest as the trail goes above tree line and you can enjoy views of both Annapurna South and Hiunchuli. Continue along the main ridge line leading to Mardi HImal to High Camp for the night where you will find a comfortable tea houses with some fantastic views.

DAY 7 - DAY WALK TO UPPER VIEWPOINT

Altitude: 4,200m/13,776 - 4 hours walking
Today is the high pint of the trek and from the Upper View point you get a fantastic view the south face of Annapurna as well as of the Annapurna Sanctuary and surrounding peaks.

DAY 8 - TREK TO SIDDING VILLAGE

Altitude: 1,750m/5,740 - 6 hours walking
Heading back down it's a different route and we will visit Siding which is a traditional village that is not often visited by trekkers so it retains some of its historical charm. Enjoy a home cooked meal of traditional dal bhat in the family kitchen.

DAY 9 - TREK TO SIDDING VILLAGE

Altitude: 1,750m/5,740 - 6 hours walking
Heading back down it's a different route and we will visit Siding which is a traditional village that is not often visited by trekkers so it retains some of its historical charm. Enjoy a home cooked meal of traditional dal bhat in the family kitchen.

DAY 10 - TREK TO LUMRE AND DRIVE TO POKHARA

3 hours walking
It's a short walk down to Lumre and you will pass some traditional villages before you get back to the road where we will have a car waiting to take you back to Pokhara for the evening.

DAY 11 - POKHARA TO KATHMANDU

The six-hour drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu brings us back the way we originally came, ending again in a comfortable hotel. Your long trek is complete: it's time for some rest! After an afternoon to nap and relax, we'll meet up one last time for a celebratory dinner at one of the town's finest Nepalese restaurants.

DAY 12 - KATHMANDU: DEPARTURE DAY

Every great journey must, unfortunately, come to an end. After breakfast at your hotel, there'll be a last bit of time to return any rental equipment, pick up souvenirs, and grab your things. We'll get you to the airport for your flight home with time to spare!

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

​​ All airport transfers from arrival to departure
Two nights of deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu wtih breakfast
Two nights of deluxe accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast
One way bus service between Kathmandu and Pokhara
Private, round-trip land transportation between Pokhara and Kande
All entrance tickets/fees encountered while sightseeing ​ Teahouse accommodation and three meals a day while trekking
Domestic flight (Kathmandu- Pokhara as per itinerary)
All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP Permit, TIMS)
An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek guide
Necessary porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment(2 trekkers: 1 porter)
Respective region (Annapurna) trekking map
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, food and accommodation
All government and local taxes

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?

Nepal entry Visa fees
Your travel insurance (compulsory)
International airfare and airport tax
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu/Pokhara
Trekking equipments
Tips for trekking staff
Items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, telephone, beverage drinks, desserts, laundry etc.
Any other expenses which are not mentioned on the service included section.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Proof of travel insurance is mandatory before starting the trek. Standard policies often only cover medical evacuation to 4000m so make sure the policy you get covers up to 6000m. We usually suggest World Nomads which costs around $125. You only need to be covered on the policy for the days you will actually be trekking.

EXTRA COSTS AND EXCLUSIONS

Nepal entry visa ($40 USD). Sleeping Bag Rental $12 and Down Jacket $12 if needed. All the meals are included on the trek but we only include breakfast while you are in Kathmandu. We suggest a tip for the guide and porter after the trek - Plan on a at least $80 (more will be appreciated). We don't include drinking water on the trek which you can buy a number of places for between $1 and $3 a bottle (it gets more expensive towards base camp). A better solution is to buy water tablets in Kathmandu for around $2 and treat the water (your guide can help you find the good places to fill your water bottle). The other things not included on the trek are like Wifi, charging batteries and hot showers. Wifi is available in some tea houses for $3 to $5 an hour. Hot Showers are also available in a few for around $4 and charging costs about $1.50 an hour. Unforeseen cost due to flight cancellation, weather conditions etc. You are responsible for extra hotel nights ($30/night) and meals in Kathmandu for any extra days in Nepal due to flight delays.

SOLO TRAVELERS

We generally don't charge solo travelers any extra fees. Solo travelers can expect their own hotel room in Kathmandu but will need to share a room with other group members during the trek. If availability allows we will arrange private rooms on the trek as well upon request. If you are a solo travelers and planning and not joining one of our group treks you will be charged an extra $10 a day for a porter.

CANCELLATION POLICIES

We understand things happen and plans change and will refund your fund minus a 25% cancelation fee. Once we have booked your flight between Kathmandu and Lukla your deposit is non-refundable. If your travel dates change we can generally reschedule you at no extra charge, but please provide at least 7 days advance notice.

HEAD

* Sun hat or scarf
* Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
* Sunglasses
* Head torch

UPPER BODY

* Cotton t-shirts or thermals
* Fleece jacket
* Waterproof jacket
Down jacket

LOWER BODY

* Lightweight cotton pants (long)
* Waterproof pants

FEET

* Thin inner socks
* Thick, warm wool hiking socks
* Comfortable hiking boots

HANDS

* Gloves

ACCESSORIES

* Sleeping bag rated to 0°C
* Trekking bag/duffel bag
* Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
* Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
* Water bottle or camel bag
* Toiletries

All inclusive price.

$999USD


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