Mardi Himal trek is one of the nonspoil trekking in Nepal. This is one of the pristine treks where you can experience trekking and wildlife too. Nepal's national bird; Pheasant nest, national flowers; Rhododendron, Himalayan Thar, Mask deer, Spotted Deer, Barking Deer, Snow leopard and much more wildlife, some herbs, and wildflowers are welcoming in this region. This is one of the nation- a touristic area where you can fully enjoy your vacation with nature.This is the lowest and perhaps the least visited of the trekking peaks in Nepal. While trekking on this route, leading up to Mardi Himal base camp and finally the high camp, we get to appreciate the solitary trails complete with verdant forests, interesting villages, valleys, terraced farms, dazzling rivers and the extraordinary views of the Annapurna, Machhapuchre (Fishtail) and Hiunchuli mountains. Another benefit about this trekking route is that the trail makes a small circuit up to the base camp of Mardi Himal so that we don’t have to backtrack over the same terrain.
Day 1: Greetings at Kathmandu Airport.
We will meet you at the airport and transfer to your hotel. As you freshen up after your long journey, you will be asked to visit our office for a briefing about your program. You will have a meeting with your trekking guide and discuss about the equipment needed for the trekking and we will process for the trekking permits. If you arrive at night we will have the same discussion in next day morning after your breakfast.
Day 2: A full day recreational tour of Kathmandu, the capital valley.
The very next morning, after breakfast you will be taken for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You can visit the center of pilgrimage Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient and essentially enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhnath might make you feel calm and peace and visit Patan the city of fine arts and Durbar Square is full of Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments. On the journey back to the hotel, you can explore the local areas, gullies and lifestyle. After your dinner, you can perhaps take a leisurely stroll through the famous streets like Thamel and Durbarmarg.
Day 3: Flight or Drive to Pokhara.
After having your breakfast, we will drive you to the Domestic Airport to take a 25 minutes flight to Pokhara. Or if you wish you can take a Tourist bus to Pokhara about 6-7 hour drive exploring & enjoying with scenic beauty all the way around. In the evening, a boating trip on Phewa Lake will be followed where you can enjoy the spectacular views of Annapurna Himalaya Range reflected in all it's glory in the calm green water of the lake.
Day 4: Pokhara to Dhampus (1600m).
Take a 30min drive to roadside shacks of Phedi. The start of the trail heads up the hill on a set of steps across the road. The main part of Dhampus valley is on the top of the ridge, more than 500m above. The area is inhabited by Brahmins, Chhetris and few Gurungs. Crossing the dirt road a couple of times and stone staircases makes the trail more adventuring. The spectacular panoramic view of Annapurna Himalayan range makes your overnight camping much greater.
Day 5: Dhampus to Forest Camp (2480m).
It’s a total of 6 hours work today. The trek enters an enchanted forest of birch, giant rhododendron, mountain oak, maple, hemlock, and daphnia. The overnight camping here enjoys relaxation after a long tough but adventuring trail.
Day 6: Forest Camp to Low camp (3150m).
As we climb, the flora has turned to classic 'cloud forest' with mosses and lichen, tree ferns and orchids hosted by the hardier trees. There are windows in the woods that look out onto the thrilling panorama - close up dramatic scenery of sacred Mt. Machhapuchhare, Mardi Himal and Annapurna chains.
Day 7: Low Camp to High Camp (4100m).
We have our early breakfast and start trekking to reach our highest point of the trek. If conditions are favorable we will climb up to 15,000/16,000 ft. The great ice fields and the blue glaciers of the Annapurna sanctuary walls lie below us. The view we capture today will be never forgotten. We will return to our camp in the evening.
Day 8: Rest day.
Today will be our rest day as we hike a lot on the previous day. Also, you can make a short hiking over around viewing and have an essence of discovery expedition.
Day 9: High Camp to Siding Village (1280m).
After breakfast, today journey start an unhurried descent through the shade of the forest and out on to the terraced fields, down 1600m. This is a different route down to the upper Mardi Khola. Here, as we make our way along the banks of the Mardi Khola from the hill-side village of Siding, down through the lovely fields, passing the simple farms and over the interesting suspension bridges. There is no doubt that this is indeed the idyllic Nepal Countryside. Overnight at camp.
Day 10: Siding Village to Pokhara.
After a short walk now the trail skirts an outcrop- there's the road and transport. We will be back to Pokhara by the lunch. You're free here to feel the moderate climate and sceneries of this Magic land or Dream Land of Nepal. Explore the various interesting places like Mahendra Cave, David's fall and the various lakes of course.
Day 11: Pokhara to Kathmandu, Take a 25 minutes flight or 6/7 hour Drive.
You can take a flight or drive by tourist bus/Private car to Kathmandu. At the evening you can have your last night in Nepal enjoying the Nepali cultural dinner show, taking some beautiful snaps and making up your mind for the returning journey. You can have a greetings exchanging among friends and with all Nepalese people.
Day 12: Final Departure.
We will take you to the International Airport with due respect Wish you a happy journey back to our home and hope to see you again.