The Mardi Himal Trek Package is a short and jovial hiking trip in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The Mardi region exhibits some marvelous forms of Mother Nature in a pristine and lively environment.
The highest point on the trek is the Base Camp, at an altitude of 4500 m. Before, the trail used to be a way for the shepherds to take their sheep and goats for grazing.
Later in 2012, the route to Mardi Himal was accessible to everyone. Only a few trekking groups used to go there with their tents and catering teams. Now, you can find new teahouses built on the way. Thus, the number of trekkers keeps rising each year.
The Mardi Himal Trek Package is one of the most popular short hiking tour Package in Nepal and is one of the easiest and shortest routes. But in terms of natural glory, Mardi Himal is nothing less than any other trek in the Annapurna region.
Besides, the trekking courses are unspoiled and full of surprises along the way. As the Mardi Himal trekking trails go around the Mardi Himal, we don’t need to repeat the same route on the whole trekking journey.
These days, the Mardi Himal Trek Package has become the best alternative to the ghorepani poonhil trek. Unlike the Poonhill Trek, the route to Mardi Himal is less crowded, with a few recently opened accommodation sites on the way.
In the peak trekking seasons, Poonhill Trek is one of the most frequented trails that is too crowded with tourists. Thus, many people opt out of the Mardi Trip to glimpse the marvelous Mt. Machhapuchhre, along with other mountains in the Annapurna range.
A representative from our team will wait for you at the arrival terminal of Kathmandu airport. Make sure that you look after a person with your nameplate! The representative will welcome and transfer you to your hotel in Kathmandu. As you check into the hotel, the representative will give you a synopsis of our plans. Tonight, spend your time at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Today, we are getting set to leave the Kathmandu valley. After breakfast at the hotel, your guide will pick you up for an overland drive to Pokhara city. The vehicle follows a route along the Prithvi Highway that is full of countryside views of Nepal. Most of the time, we will drive along the Trishuli River with fascinating views of terraced farmland, traditional villages, and lush hills in sight. We even pass the rafting spot on the way to Pokhara. Finally, we arrive in Pokhara, Nepal's beautiful tourist hub, after about seven hours of driving. We check into the hotel, freshen up, and get ready for a relaxing exploration around lakeside Pokhara. With the pristine air, serene lake water, and mountains, lakeside Pokhara is a heavenly place to be. In the evening, we return to our hotel. Spend your time at the hotel in Pokhara for the night.
After breakfast, we take a short drive to Phedi and start walking towards Pothana. We climb up to Australian Base Camp, which is one of the beautiful viewpoints in the region, famous for sunrises and sunsets and mountain views. After enjoying some appealing views of mountains from the Australian Base Camp, we make our way along the lush hills, lush hamlets, and woods to Pothana. For our stay at the guesthouse in Pothana for the night.
Leaving Pothana, we follow a trail that leads us to Pritam Deurali. We diverge from the primary route to Annapurna Sanctuary and start walking along a trail that leads us to Mardi Himal. The course is more secluded than the path that we had taken earlier. We follow a trail full of wilderness that passes through the forests of rhododendron, maple, oak, and hemlock to the Forest Camp. The locals also refer the forest camp to as Kokar. There are only a few simple lodges in Kokar that offer the essential services of food and accommodation. Spend your night at a basic lodge in Kokar.
We leave Kokar and head towards High Camp today. Then, we follow a forested trail and ascend, enjoying the lush views of rhododendron forest and other trees covered with lichen and mosses. We stop at Low Camp for lunch accompanied by stunning views of Mt. Macchapucchre right before us. After lunch, we ascend enjoying the magnificence of Annapurna South and Mt. Hiunchuli towards the ridge of Mardi Himal. The trees disappear, and the trail is full of rhododendron bushes. If lucky, you can catch a sight of colorful Danphe at this point. Further, we climb up to High Camp and stay at a lodge in High Camp.
It’s a special day ahead that starts with a mesmerizing view of sunrise amidst the snow-clad mountains in the Annapurna region. A gentle walk follows the glorious light of dawn up towards the Upper View Point via the ridge. As we move higher, the trail gets steeper, with spellbinding views of amazing landscapes all around. The sight of dzopkyos grazing in the pastures with pheasant gibbering in the fields looks magical. From the high camp, the panoramic view of mountains looming over the clouds seems spectacular. Today, we spend our night amidst the stunning landscapes at a lodge in High Camp.
Beholding the magnificence of the mountains from Mardi Himal, we descend via a different route. After dropping at Low Camp, we take a trail that leads us to the Siding village. Siding is a beautiful village that lies far away from the busy trekking routes of Annapurna. It is a traditional village with traditional people engaged in agriculture and animal husbandry for livelihood. Today, we stay at a guesthouse in Siding, exploring the people, their culture, and lifestyle. Spend your night at the hotel, enjoying the great hospitality of the locals.
After breakfast at a guesthouse in Lumre, we take a path that descends along the river valley. We traverse through different Tamang and Gurung villages on the way to Lumre. It is a great day to walk along with some exciting communities with fantastic views of lush nature and mountains on sight. Upon reaching Lumre, we catch a vehicle that will drive us back to Pokhara. Tonight, spend your time at the hotel in Pokhara.
Today, after breakfast at the hotel, we get into our ride for a drive back to Kathmandu. We follow the same scenic route along the Prithvi Highway to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, we will transfer you to a hotel in Kathmandu. Tonight, spend your time at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Today, fly home from Kathmandu or continue your travels to some other destinations around the globe. We will drop you off at the airport three hours before your scheduled flight. We hope you had a great time with us. Thank you, and have a safe journey home.