Mardi Himal Trek – 11 Days

11 Days

Trip Overview

Mardi Himal Trek trial is situated in the Annapurna region and incorporates exquisite views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchre, Manaslu ranges along the  Mardi Himal Base Camp. This adventurous and challenging trail is devoid of modernization and is a newly found, off beaten, exotic trekking location. Proper lodging facilities aren’t much available having to rely upon camping.

the drive from Pokhara to Phedi marks the commencement of this trekking trial which falls east to the traditional Annapurna Circuit Trek. Great  views of rhododendron and oak forests and some villages brings Dhampus. A decline through Dhampus accompanied by the views of the Annapurna Mountain range brings Pothana. This is followed by a walk through Deurali and the Forest Camp and then a steep climb through the rhododendron and Juniper forests to reach the High Camp. The High Camp offers spectacular scenery of the pristine Annapurna Range and the Mardi Himal and is a perfect sunrise and sunset viewing viewpoint. To reach the peaceful Mardi Himal base camp, a steep trek needs to be carried out. Mardi Himal has not been ever climbed as of now.

The same path is retraced back to reach Deurali after which a visit can be planned to the amazing Jhinu Hot Springs via Tolkha. As the name suggests, the Jhinu Hot Springs is home to natural hot water from the springs which are best to relax and soothe the tired and aching muscles. The trek can be further extended into the Gurung Village of Ghandruk which is another destination for close up views of the Mountain ranges including the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Macchapuchre etc.

This trek, being an off beaten, challenging and unique one, provides trekkers with a never before experience and will certainly be worth all the time and money spent.

Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu.Bold Andventures representative will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu hotel.

Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and meeting with your trekking guide.
We will show you the delights of Kathmandu, taking in some of the wonderful historical, cultural and religious sites of the city. Kathmandu Durbar square,Swayambunath.You will also meet with your trekking guide to discuss the itinerary. Overnight in Kathmandu hotel.

Day 3: Drive to Pokhara. (850m/6 hours.)
A seven-hour drive by tourist bus to the pretty lakeside town of Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara hotel.

Day 4: Pokhara to Kande drives by car/jeep 30 to 40 minu8tes and trek to Pitam Deurali 4 to 5 hrs. 2100m.
Day 5: Pitam Deurali to Forest Camp. (2550m/ 4 to 5  hours.)

Day 6: Forest Camp to High Camp. (4100m/ 6 hours.)
Day 7. High Camp to Mardi Himal Base Camp and back to High camp for lunch and trek to  Badal Danda 3268m. 6 to 7 hrs walk.

Day 8: Badal Danda to Siding Village. (1280m/ 4 to 5  hrs.)

Day 9: Siding Village to Lumre  4 to 5 hrs walk and take car or jeep to  Pokhara 1.5hrs.

Day 10: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
We will take a late morning flight back to the Kathmandu.

Day 11: Departure to the destination.
A Bold Adventures representative will transfer you back to the airport.

Cost Include

#  A Professional trekking guide and A professional trekking porter.
# Trekking permits and TIMS card.
# 3 times meal in a day during the trekking: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with accommodation.
# 2 nights hotel in  Pokhara.
# Transportations from Pokhara Hotel to Trekking start point Kande and from Lumre to Pokhara end of the trek.
# Tea, Coffee.
# Insurance for Nepali guide and porter with salary and foods, accommodation etc.
# First Aid Kid bag.
# 13% government tax.

Cost not Include

# Hard and soft drinks: Beers, coke, Fanta, and wine etc.
# Emergency rescue.
# Insurance of clients.
# visa fee.
# Tips for Trekking guide and Porter and Car/Jeep drivers.

Equipment List

TREKKING SUGGESTED EQUIPMENT UP TO 5,500m.

1 pair strong mountain /hiking boots
1 Sleeping bag(comfortable to 15C)
1 Medium/Large rucksack/backpack
1 Down Jacket/all weather Anorak
1 Light water & windproof jacket
1 Pair waterproof gaiters/ overtrouser
1 or 2 1-litre water bottles.
1 Inner sleeping sheet.
1 Torch/Flashlight and spare bastteries.
2 Long sleeve cotton shirts
1 Medium sized towel
1 Washing kit:Inlude personal toiletries,Talcum power
Moleskin for blisters
Toilet paper
Bio degradable soap/shampoo
Any personal medication
1 Pair shorts.
1 Fleece/warm sweater
1 Pair sports shoes/sandals
2 Pair lightweight trousers
1 Sweatshirt/light sweater
2 T-shirts
1 Small day pack
2 Pairs light socks
3 Pairs heavy wool socks
1 cotton Headscarf/bandanna
1 Warm hat/Gloves(waterproof)
1Sunglasses and sunhat
1 Money belt
Underwear(including thermals)
3/4 Plastic bags for wrapping clothes
Water purification tablets/solution(Preferably Iodine)
Sun-block(30-50 SPF)

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