Mardi Himal trek, Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek is newly opened and less crowded trek located in east of Annapurna Base Camp. It is nearest base camp trek became one of the most popular destination in Nepal for the excellent and close view of Mardi Himal (5587m), Annapurna South (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m) and fishtail/Machhapuchhre (6993m). Mardi Himal Base camp trek route offers total wilderness, massive landscape, daily life style of local indigenous community and dense alpine forest. Still this area you are not getting fancy hotels and Teahouses means only available basic Homestay and teahouses facilities. It is easy Base Camp trek compared to other Base Camp treks of the country, suitable for those who love to experience the beauty of flora and fauna, stunning views, walk through thick jungle with dense Rhododendron forest and even more beautiful in Spring. Mardi Himal Base Camp trek is the perfect trekking trail to the real trekking enthusiast who wants to escape from crowed and dive into the peace of Nature.
DAY 1: ARIVAL KATHMANDU 1365m
Our representative from Nepal glory treks will receive you at the Tribhuvan international airport as your arrival schedule then transfer to your hotel. Trek preparation for tomorrow and meeting with your adventure staff at evening.
DAY 2: DRIVE TO POKHARA 827m
After breakfast drive to Pokhara which takes 7 to 8 hours. Drive journey to Pokhara from Kathmandu is amazing itself. Driving through an awesome rice fields, passing through several small towns and several rivers as well. After arrive in Pokhara you will have an amazing walk in lakeside to feel the tourist atmosphere.
DAY 3: DRIVE TO KANDE AND TREK TO DEURALI 2,232 m
After breakfast, drive for about 40 mints to Kande on Pokhara Baglung highway. The trail climbs for about 1 ½ hrs. to the ridge at 2,060 m. The clearing in the forest with lodge settlement is known as ‘Australian camp’. The place is scenic with the panoramic view of Annapurna range and Pokhara valley. The trail further winds through the rhododendron forest to the mountain pass called Deurali. Deurali is overlooking into the Modi Khola valley wedged between Annapurna South and Mardi Himal / Mt. Fishtail.
DAY 4: TREK TO FOREST CAMP 2,600 m / 5 hrs.
After spending beautiful morning in the ridge top village of Deurali, we head off the main Annapurna trekking trail and follow the forested ridge to Forest camp. Since this is new trekking destination, there are no teahouses along the way and we need to carry pack lunch and sufficient water. The day’s walk in the rhododendron forest is beautiful with gradual uphill.
DAY 5: TREK TO LOW CAMP 3 hrs. / 2,950 m
The trail gradually climbs through the rhododendron forest following the ridge. Low camp has got couple of tea houses in the clearing of the forest. The view of Mt Fishtail and Mardi Himal appears much closer. You find yourself closer to clear blue sky with view of layers of Himalayan foothills and sweeping valley towards south. Note: You can trek 1 more hr. to Badal Danda (Cloud Hill) above the tree line in consent of guide for better view. There is only one lodge in Badal Danda.
DAY 6: SHORT WALK TO HIGH CAMP 3 hrs. / 3,550 m
The trail further climbs along the ridge towards Mardi Himal and Mt Fishtail. From Badal Danda, we leave the tree line and arrive in shrubby alpine zone. Snowcapped peaks of Annapurna South, Huinchuli and Fishtail looms in a distance above deep valley on the either side. High camp is a small pasture after the climb with 3 lodges. Here you find yourself above the clouds and closer to snowcapped peaks.
DAY 7: EXPLORE MARDI HIMAL BASE CAMP 7 hrs. / 4,500 m
The day trip is more difficult than other days with steep climb and longer walk. Trail becomes more vertiginous at some points with uneven and steep rocky steps. The first steep climb will take about 2 hrs. to the ridge top which is marked as MBC (Mardi Himal Base Camp). However, the real base camp will take about another 2 hrs. along the ridge. The view is amazing all along the ridge. While Mardi Himal and Mt Fishtail appear right above us, view of Annapurna I, Gangapurna and Annapurna III also appears at a distance.
DAY 8: TREK BACK TO FOREST CAMP 4 hrs.
Even though the scenery is stationary, season and sunlight makes it different and interesting. Spend another morning watching the change that the sunrays bring. Walk down to forest camp after breakfast.
DAY 9: WALK DOWN TO LWANG GHALEL VILLAGE 4 hrs. / 1,500 m
The trail climbs down steeply through rhododendron and Maple forest to the permanent settlements closer to valley basin. Lwang is a self-sufficient Gurung village with rich culture and happy people. The village is the best place to watch Nepalese countryside lifestyle and enjoy the organic food. The village farmers also grow organic tea in 50 hectors of land. Farmers offer homestay accommodation. The waterfall in the outskirt of the village offers one of the most exciting canyoning adventures.
DAY 10: BACK TO POKHARA
down to the Mardi River basin and drive back to Pokhara. It will take about 1 ½ hrs. to get to Pokhara in a 4WD. The first 1 hr. is drive on the dirt road.
DAY 11: TRAVEL BACK TO KATHMANDU
well after an amazing adventure in the Annapurna zone, now it's time for head back to normal life step by step. Well getting back to Kathmandu there are options, either way by road or by air. Farewell dinner program will be conduct at evening
DAY 12: DEPARTURE
Well our representative will drop off you at the international terminal for you further flight couple of hour before your flight schedule.