The Mardi Himal Trek is a newly opened route with amazing view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan ranges located on the Annapurna region with about 5200m in altitude. Mardi Himal trek is derived from Mount Mardi. This trek is best destination to avoid the crowd as we have to spend most of our trekking hours throughout the forest and the Pasture land. Mardi Himal trek offer best view of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre and Manaslu ranges.
The trek starts at Kande which is near to Lumley (the Chherapunji of Nepal) after 1 hours driving from Pokhara. The trail is good, first slowly up, then steeper a bit to Australian Camp (2060m) , The trail is steep; through stone staircase for about 1.5 hours gets to Australian Camp, located on the ridge and having an incredible view of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre and Lamjung Himal. Then after that we will be trekking slightly downward to Pathana (1950m) then up again to Deurali (2100m). There is a right turn in Deurali sign posted “Forest Camp” the trail is through jungle, at first up then undulating on the top of a ridge, there is a section just over half way where the trail drops steeply and then slowly gains height and then back onto the ridge and into Forest Camp (2600m). The trail is initially quite steep leaving Forest Camp but soon gets less steep as you again get upon the ridge. The trail leaves Low Camp again in jungle, after walking a while the dense forest become a bit thinner. After that walking about one more hours it will lead us to the open area with spectacular views of Machhapuchhre ahead and Annapurna South to our left. It is possible to continue trekking for another 4 to 5 hours to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500m) and return to High Camp in around 4 hours – This makes a long day but there is also a viewpoint about half way. After that, we return all the way down to Forest camp. After that we will trek to Landruk and end our trek in Nayapul.
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DAY 1: Arrival to Kathmandu
Arrival at Trivuwan International airport in Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel and free activities in evening.
DAY 2: Drive to Pokhara (7 hrs.) (820 m altitude) While heading towards Pokhara we will be driving through the pleasuring and beautiful hills and Mountain. The road mostly takes on nearby the Trisuli River which is famous for Rafting. We will be driving via several green hills with views of houses and villages in the cliffs. After driving near about 7 hrs, we will be welcomed by beautiful city Pokhara.
DAY 3: DRIVE TO KANDE, TREK TO FOREST CAMP (2540 m) (7-8 hrs.)
After having Breakfast at Pokhara we will head towards Kande. Kande is the peak point near Pokhara, from where we can have some beautiful sceneries and views of Machhapuchhre himal. We will have some view of village in horizon, and then we start our trek which will lead us to Pathana Deurali for lunch. After that we will head towards forest camp. The trial to forest camp is mostly inside the green forest of Oak, Maple, Hemlock and Rhododendron. The section includes some ups and down and take us 3 to 4 hours to reach forest camp, where we can see small village with few guest house. Forest camp is also known as KOKAR.
DAY 4: TREK TO LOW CAMP (3035 m) (3-4 hrs.)
We will continue our trek after having breakfast from Low Camp. This day we will reach to higher altitude and find more Rhododendron trees. The trial is step at the beginning and it changes to gradual climbing after a while. We will have some views of snowy Himalayan peak from here. The view of Machhapuchhre peak is awesome from here.
DAY 5: TREK TO HIGH CAMP (3500 M) 4 hrs.
There is one more walking day to reach High Camp as we will have to walk most of the time through the pasture land. We can have cool fresh air with stunning views of Himalayas. The walking continues through pasture land with some Rhododendron trees, if we are lucky enough we can get chance to see beautiful Himalayan bird called Himalayan Munal (DANPHE).
DAY 6: HIKE TO UPPER VIEW POINT(4200 m)
On the very day We have to wake up early and climb up to the view point for beautiful sunrise. Then we will return back to our lodge and have our breakfast. After that we start hiking up to upper view point for magnificent views of beautiful Himalayan peaks. The way heading to upper view point is well marked through the grassland involving few steep sections.
DAY 7: TREK TO LANDRUK VILLAGE (1560 m) (6 -7 hrs.)
On this day we will be heading towards Landruk village. Landruk village is among one of the famous and beautiful Gurung village. We take a separate route to Landruk village. We will come to a junction that separates us between the trial heading to low camp on left and Landruk on right. We will choose the right direction to Landruk village. Descending further will again bring us back inside the forest where the trial is quiet and peaceful. We will have our overnight at Landruk village
DAY 8: TERK TO NAYAPUL AND POKHARA( 7 hrs.)
We walk downward to Mardi River before we start walking on another side. The trial is almost plain all the way to Nayapul with some ups and down. After walking for 5 hrs, we will reach to Nayapul. From Nayapul we will take vehicle to return back to Pokhara .It will take near about One and half hour to reach Pokhara with some stunning views of green forest, hills and some beautiful villages. We will have our overnight at Pokhara.
DAY 9: Drive back to Kathmandu (1310 m)
After having breakfast in hotel we will be heading towards tourist Bus Park to catch the bus to return Kathmandu. The road is same that we take on our way to Pokhara. . We will be driving via beautiful green hills, small countryside towns and rivers.
DAY 10: Departure from Kathmandu.
Well this will be the last day of our trek .We will catch a cab to reach Trivuwan international airport from where you proceed to return back to your native Country.