Destination: Annapurna Region
Group size: Min. 2 - Max 10
Length of trip: 14 days
Grade: Easy to Moderate
Highest Alt: 4175 m
Accommodation: Tea house/ Camping
Transportation: Private Car/Tourist Bus from Kathmandu/Beshishahar/Pokhara/Kathmandu
Best season: March - June and Sept - Nov
Average walking: 5 - 7 hours per day
Excellent views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna, and Machapuchere, Dense rhododendron oak forest, chirping birds along the trail, mixed culture (Gurungs, Magars, Chhetris, Brahmins etc.)
Mardi Himal Trek is one of the challenging treks in the Annapurna region with a maximum altitude of 4200m. This was one of the least visited trekking trails in the past due to the lack of accommodation and amenities but there are now tea houses and amenities. The trek affords many panoramic views, including Mt Fishtail, and you will experience the life and culture of the Gurung and Magar groups who live in this region.
The trek begins at Suiket Phedi towards the south western lower slope of Mount Machapuchere. The trail passes through Dhampus, the second largest Gurung village, through deep forests to above the tree line that flanks the Annapurna range. From high camp, we climb up towards the knoll of Mardi Himal (5500 m), enjoying stunning views of Mt. Machapuchere (6997 m), the Annapurna Mountain ranges and Lamjung Himal.
Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel by our representative from TIA.
Day 02 : Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (910m/2986ft.) by tourist bus that takes 6 hours to reach there and overnight stay at hotel.
Day 03 : Drive from Pokhara to trailhead Phedi and then trek to Dhampus (1600 m) that takes 3-4 hours and overnight at Camp.
Day 04 : Trek from Dhampus to Forest Camp (2100 m) that takes 5-6 hours and overnight at Camp.
Day 05 : Trek from Forest Camp to Humaal (3150 m) that takes 5-6 hrs and overnight at Camp.
Day 06 : Trek from Humaal to Guhe (4100 m) that takes 4-5 hrs and overnight at Camp.
Day 07 : Trek from Guhe to Machapuchere Base Camp (4175 m) that takes 3-5 hours and overnight at camp.
Day 08 : Trek from MBC to Humaal that takes 7-8 hrs and overnight at camp.
Day 09 : Trek from Humaal to Sedding (1500 m) that takes 4-5 hrs and overnight at camp.
Day 10 : Trek from Sedding to Thulo Chaur (1600 m) that takes 4-5 hrs and overnight at camp.
Day 11 : Trek from Thulo Chaur to Ghochock (1150 m) that takes 3-5 hrs and overnight at camp.
Day 12 : Drive to Pokhara (960 m) that takes 3 hrs and have rest in hotel.
Day 13 : Drive from Pokhara to Katmandu by tourist bus that takes 6-7 hours driving, overnight at hotel.
Day 14 : Departure from Nepal.
The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide.Mardi Himal Trek can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.
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