Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek
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Trip Facts

  • Destination:Annapurna Region, Nepal
  • Trip Grade:Moderate
  • Max Elevation:4,200M
  • Total Duration:10 days
  • Best Time:March to May and Sep to Dec
  • Group Size:Minimum 2 pax

About Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek is a good alternative to the crowded treks of Annapurna. Mardi Himal Trek offers you the stunning views of the Himalayas within the short duration of time. It is also a relatively new trekking route in Annapurna region which is peaceful since there aren’t many trekkers who know about this route. This trekking route offers the eastern view of the magnificent Annapurna Mountain. Annapurna Base Camp Trek is an outstanding journey to Foothill of world’s 10th tallest mountain in the world. Mardi Himal Trek journey offers a better view of Annapurna Sanctuary from the top.

Between two popular treks  Annapurna Base Camp Trek and Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, Mardi Himal Trek is sandwiched. This is new trekking route, only a few trekkers could make their way to Mardi Himal Base Camp each year. This trek requires several hours of trekking inside the lushly forested paths. Also, It is accompanied by the views of Himalayas as well as sights of Himalayan birds. It gives you an opportunity to explore the villages and settlements. There are numerous places in Nepal other than the popular trekking trails. You can find the spirituality and virgin beauty of Nature. In conclusion, you can have the experience of the Forest Camp, High Camp, and the snow-covered ridges in this Trek.

If you want a quiet and peaceful trekking amidst the mountain region of Nepal, this 10 days Mardi Himal Trek is the best choice for you. Therefore, Bharal Adventure Pvt. Ltd. offers this package for the best experience of the tranquility in the trails of Nepal. Hence, Bharal Adventure assures you best hospitality and quality services.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,300m/4,264 ft]
  • Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara [910m/2,985 ft]: 6 hrs
  • Day 03: Drive to Kande and trek to Forest Camp [2,540m]: 8 – 9 hrs
  • Day 04: Trek to Low Camp [3,035m]: 4 hrs
  • Day 05: Trek to High Camp [3,590m]: 4 hrs
  • Day 06: Hike to Upper View Point [4,200m] and back to High Camp: 4 and half hrs
  • Day 07: Trek to Landruk Village [1,560m]: 6 and half hrs
  • Day 08: Trek to Nayapul [1,070m] and drive to Pokhara: 7 hrs trek and 1 hr drive
  • Day 09: Pokhara to Kathmandu: 6hrs
  • Day 10: Farewell

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,300m/4,264 ft]

A representative from Bharal Adventure will pick up the guests at the airport and escort them to their hotel. They will be explained about the program for their journey, however, no activities are planned for the day. Nevertheless, an evening stroll could be arranged if the guests show an interest.

Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara [910m/2,985 ft]: 6 hrs

Soon after breakfast, the group will set off on a long scenic drive to Pokhara, the second largest city of Nepal. Two stops will be made on the way for snacks and lunch. After checking in to the hotel and taking rest, leisure boating on the picturesque Fewa Lake will be arranged for making the evening pleasant.

Day 03: Drive to Kande and trek to Forest Camp [2,540m]: 8 – 9 hrs

After having our breakfast, we head on the drive to Kande, a village on top of a hill near Pokhara which offers magnificent views of the Himalayas. We start our trek to Pothana from here following the trail through various small hamlets. We continue further to Pitam Deurali where we stop for lunch and after lunch, we head on to Forest Camp following the trail through oak, maple, hemlock and rhododendron forests. Forest Camp is known as Kokar among the local people. The walk to here from Pitam Deurali is quite difficult and requires physical fitness among the travelers.

Day 04: Trek to Low Camp [3,035m]: 4 hrs

Walking inside the forest for a while will bring us to higher vegetation area with more rhododendron trees. The trail is steep at the beginning but as we move further, it changes into comparatively easier trail. After walking for few hours, we reach Low Camp from where we get the magnificent views of Macchapuchhre (Fishtail Mountain).

Day 05: Trek to High Camp [3,590m]: 4 hrs

Climbing up the route, we continue through grasslands of high region with occasional rhododendron trees along the path. We can spot Himalayan Monal, also known as Impeyan Monal and Impeyan Pheasant or Danphe birds. Danphe is the national bird of Nepal. Walking further, we arrive at High Camp where we will spend the night.

Day 06: Hike to Upper View Point [4,200m] and back to High Camp: 4 and half hrs

Before sunrise, we start our walk so that we can catch the first glimpse of golden rays of sun falling on the mighty Himalayas. After witnessing the enchanting sunrise, we head back to our lodge and have our breakfast. Then we rest for a while and start our hike up to the Upper View Point for witnessing the majestic views of the Himalayan peaks. We walk through a moderate trail passing across some narrow and steep routes.

Day 07: Trek to Landruk Village [1,560m]: 6 and half hrs

We trek to Landruk village, a huge village on the way to Annapurna Base Camp, on this day. As we descend, we come to a junction separating us between the trail heading to Low Camp on the left and Landruk on the right. From here, we take the trail on our right and descend further entering into the forest path until we reach Landruk village where we will stay overnight.

Day 08: Trek to Nayapul [1,070m] and drive to Pokhara: 7 hrs trek and 1 hr drive

Descending down to Modi Khola, we start walking on the next side and follow the flat trail all the way to Nayapul from crossing Birenthanti from where it takes about a thirty minutes walk to reach Nayapul. From Nayapul, we take an hour long drive to Pokhara.

Day 09: Pokhara to Kathmandu: 6hrs

A scenic drive from Pokhara will bring the team back to Kathmandu where the evening is spend either relaxing or shopping for souvenirs. You can also choose to fly to Kathmandu if you desire. A farewell dinner will be organized to commemorate the closer of the exciting journey.

Day 10: Farewell

This day marks the end of trek in the Annapurna region and the memorable journey amidst the Himalaya. A representative from Bharal Adventure will escort you to the airport approximately three hours before your scheduled flight.

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Please use this checklist as a guideline for getting information on the required equipment to carry on a trekking. Adjustments could be made to the list according to your needs, interest and duration and season of the trip among other factors. Variety of these gears could be hired or bought in Kathmandu. Since the majority of these gears found in sale in Kathmandu are locally manufactured, they are a lot cheaper. Also some gears are imported from China which are of better quality.

If you have enough money, you can buy very high quality branded gears too, in some of the famous stores in Nepal. It is advised that you keep your luggage as light as possible. You extra luggage could be left back in your hotel inKathmandu which you can claim back at your return. We normally provide one porter for two trekkers to carry the luggage and the limitation of the weight is approximately 25 kg from two people.

Please go through the checklist below to learn what equipments you require during the trek:

General

  • Duffel or rucksack bag: Although Bharal Adventure will supply complimentary water and wind proof duffle/kit bag, one extra big duffel bag/suitcase is necessary for non-trek items that will be left at the hotel
  • Daypack of approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches
  • Down jacket (in case you don’t bring one, you can borrow one from Bharal Adventure which you have to return at completion of the trek)
  • 4 seasons’ sleeping bag (you can borrow one from Bharal Adventure if you forget to bring one, although it is strongly recommended for you to bring one)

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection

Feet

  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
  • Gaiters for hiking in winter

Hands

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens
  • With a waterproof shell outer

Lower body

  • Under Garments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Upper body

  • T-shirts
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (Optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket

Accessories

  • Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F *
  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Small pad or combination lock-to-lock
  • Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Large plastic bags – for keeping Items dry insidetrekbag
  • Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • Trekking Poles
  • Water bottles
  • Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
  • Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)

Toiletries

  • Tooth brush/paste
  • Multipurpose soap
  • Nail cutter
  • Small mirror

Personal hygiene

  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti bacterial hands wash

Extras/luxuries

  • Binoculars
  • Reading book
  • Trail Map/Guide book
  • Journal & Pen
  • Pencils and small notebooks
  • Travel game i.e., cards

Cost Includes

  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • Two nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Two nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner.
  • AMeals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
  • Surface transfer to and from Pokhara on tourist bus
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, Bharal Adventure’s Trekking duffel bag, t-shirt,Cap and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paper work and permits ( permit, TIMS )
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

Atemberaubend und immer wieder schn

Everest view Trek mit schnen Aussichten und einem Guide, der auf alles achtet. Ich crate immer wieder in Nepal , nur habe ich mich in solche Hhen noch nie getraut. Es braucht schon etwas Vorbereitung , denn man muss fit sein fr thus ein Vorhaben. Schon allein der Flug nach Lukla ist ein Abenteuer fr sich . Man sieht Berge und Menschen , die mit wenigen Worten nicht zu beschreiben sind . Mit Suman act ich auf einen wunderschnen Weg unterwegs .Jedes mal, wenn er merkte, dass ich an meine Grenzen gekommen box, wurde erst mal eine kleine Rast eingelegt, in view of that dass ich mich immer wohl und gut aufgehoben gefhlt habe. So konnte ich den ganzen Weg geniessen. Vor allem suit ich sehr fasziniert, wie die Menschen da oben leben und wie herzlich sie doch sind. Der Weg alleine, ist mit all seinen Aussichten und seiner Geschichte , diese Reise wert. Noch einmal vielen Dank fr die liebe Beratung und einen Freund, der mir immer zur Seite gestanden hat.

Jonbon,
Germany

Solo travelers welcome!

I went to Nepal on a 9-day trek in the Langtang region a couple years ago. I was traveling on my own so I really appreciated to be with a trustworthy and friendly guide Sujan. I would definitely recommend his agency and would like to go back myself!

Maellelh,
France

Annapurna base camp

We did our trekking to Annapurna base camp & Muktinath with Arjun from Bharal Adventures. Quite a well-organized trip and both Arjun and porter Hari presented themselves with professionalism and we enjoyed the trip. It was awesome to watch Annapurna and Machhapuchare

Jaishree,
India

Recommander l’Agence Bharal Adventure

Je tiens à recommander l'Agence Bharal Adventure que nous avons eu l'occasion d'utiliser dans le cadre de notre Trek au Népal.

En effet, nous n'avons eu qu'à louer le professionnalisme, l'accueil, le sérieux et la capacité d'écoute des différents interlocuteurs rencontrés au sein de l'Agence. Notre binôme Guide Sujan e a été omniprésent et rigoureux pour nous permettre d'atteindre nos objectifs personnels et de découvrir les charmes et secrets du Népal. La capacité d'adaptation, l'écoute, la sécurité, la gentillesse et la connaissance de leur métier sont les principales caractéristiques de ceux-ci. Notre satisfaction n'en ai que plus grande.

Au de-là d'un rêve qui a pu devenir réalité, ce trek qui partait de Shivalaya après Jiri jusqu' au Kala Patthar en passant par GokyoRi et le col du Cho La, est finalement une des meilleures approches de la découverte de ce pays et des paysages de haute montagne. 
C'est sur la recommandation de Base Camp que nous avons pu l'aborder, l'envisager et finalement le reussir. De fait, je retiens que si je devais avoir de nouveaux objectifs montagneux dans l'avenir au Népal, je n'aurai aucune hésitation à les contacter pour envisager avec eux ce projet

Pascal,
France

Everest Base Camp – Wonderful Trekking Experience 26 Nov – 7 Dec 2017

Me and my friends did EBC trekking from 26 Nov to 7 Dec and we had the best experience with Arjun from Bharal Adventure. I am The Snail Queen and I am not a strong climber and hiker but Arjun and the porters Robin and Sham helped me a lot so I can fulfill my dreams to reach Everest Base Camp. Thanks A lot for making this a memorable journey, thank you for sharing your knowledge on all the mountains and thank you for really showing me Nepal and its people and wonderful nature and of cos the magnificent and majestic mountains . I definitely recommend the services from Bharal Adventure if you are looking for more than just a hiking trip but a memory that lasts a life time

Liza,
Malaysia

EBC trekking with Bharal Adventure

We team of 6 from Malaysia undergoing our trekking journey guided by our professional tour guide, Arjun Dhakal & 3 good porters. We managed to make it to EBC on 19 May 2018. Arjun he is well in arranging our itinerary included route, accommodation, meal and even care about our safety. I was having bad cough and walking very slow far behind my teammate on my last day of trekking down to Lukla. And he was walking next to me, never left me alone. Together we finally reached Lukla within estimated time. Due to bad weather, we were stuck at Lukla for 1 day, as our flight is on the day after. Arjun had been trying his best to get us helicopter ticket on the next day. Once ticket confirmed, we went down hill to Sukey to catch our helicopter. From there I saw some others feeling upset as they waited for 6 hours but couldn’t get their helicopter ticket back to Kathmandu. We are blessed that Arjun never dissappointed us. He had make us a wonderful and unforgettable trip. Thanks to Arjun! Highly recommended tour with Bharal Adventure

Suk wang,
Malaysia

Excellent people!

After many searches on the internet, fate took me to contact Arjun, one of the founder of Bharal Adventure. After emailing for 2 months, I eventually took the trip to EBC. 

Arjun, despite being on the road or enroute to EBC always did his best to reply to my email or whatsapp and patiently responded to my question. He did that in between is trekking whenever he got internet access. This includes giving me a very good price for the trip.

So, I took the trip in Apri to May 2018. I was met by Bharal Team at the Airport and took my hotel. The first impression was really good as the Team really looked after me well. They ensure everything was ok and constantly checking with me if everything was ok. They also ensure that I contact them if I needed assistance.

I met Arjun the night before the trip. He is a very nice, pleasant and polite young man. He is very open to all the situations that I might face including the additional costs that might be incurred such as personal shopping, extra meals and coffees, tipping, etc.

There were 5 of us in a group that trekked to EBC. We met at the airport in Kathmandu heading for Lukla. In Lukla, we were accompanied by 2 porters and 1 Sherpa and a group leader. So, there were 9 of us together as a team.

The trip went very well despite we had to medivac 2 of our team members at Gorekshep. The Team organized the helicopter the night before and constantly in contact with their team member in Kathmandu to ensure our team members are looked after when they reached Kathmandu by helicopter. The rest of us, continued our trip to Cho La Pass and Gokyo Ri Lake.

The view was fantastic. I promise myself, circumstances forbid, that I will be coming back and heading for higher altitudes.

We completed the trip and along the way we built not only friendship with the entire team (including the sherpa and porters) but also a small family that travel and solve the issues together.

When we arrived back at Lukla, we were stranded for 1 day due to bad weather. Our team leader ensured that we eat and sleep well and did his best through his connections to get us on the first flight the following day, despite we missed our original flight and there were many other passengers.

In summary, the trip went very well and we were looked after extremely well by professional team of Bharal Adventure.

My recommendation to potential clients of Bharal Adventure, if you have needs or concerns (including cost) please just be open to them. They are open, respected and young people who place trust and honesty very high in their business dealings.

Mahamod,
Indonesia

Perfect Everest Base Camp Trek

Really beautiful vacation - I intensely suggest this! You meander through this long beautiful river valley in the environment of steep slopes that begin out at 15-22,000 feet.Yet, soon enough you can see your destination off far afield away - the every highest mountains in the world. Its as a result marvelous to both be where you are but to as well as see where your journey is to comply to you. Also unbelievable are the 500 year pass sweet, easy, astonishing Buddhist Sherpa villages. And don't forget to fade away into the Tengboche Monastery - what a treat. I'm going protection!

Bernard,
France

Recommend Bharal Adventure to everyone

I travelled with my family in a Swiss Group to Nepal. We went on the Dhaulagiri Trekking Tour organized by Bharal Adventures. It was an amazing ...

Katharina Zurschmiede,
Switzerland

Great Trekking Company

Bharal Adventure does an amazing job facilitating and organizing trips of all kinds. They're a very personal tour company and from the moment yo...

Coralie,
Paris, France

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