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  • Trip Code:
  • HRMHT10
  • Country:
  • Nepal
  • Duration:
  • 10days
  • Trip Level:
  • Easy
    Just about anyone can participate in one of these holidays. Minimum walking time is 2 hours and maximum walking time is approximately 5 hours a day. By the time you walk around a number of historical sites you’ll be surprised at how quickly the time passes. You do have the chance to take your time and there are plenty of places where you can rest if needed.
  • Max Altitude:
  • 4,130 m/13,550 ft
  • Activity:
  • Sightseeing and High Altitude Trekking
  • Start at:
  • kathmandu
  • End at:
  • kathmandu
  • Trip Route:
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara - Australian Base Camp - Forest Camp – Low Camp – High Camp – Mrdi Himal Base Camp – Badaldanda - Pokhara -Kathmandu
  • Best Season:
  • February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November & December

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From the bedazzling Himalayan peaks rising to colossal heights to world’s deepest gorges and exuberant river valleys, Annapurna’s geomorphologic riches are utterly unprecedented. As such, the Mardi Himal Trek is one of the most amazing off-the-beaten-paths treks in the Annapurna region. It is a short trekking journey that takes trekkers into the heart of the Annapurna region and presents the rather obscure treasures that beautiful Annapurna possesses.

The journey begins from the amiable lake-side city of Pokhara, the famous tourist hub of the country. All along the journey, views of Himalayan peaks like the Annapurna massif, the Hiunchuli (6441m), Gangapurna (7454m), the Mardi Himal (5553m) and the Machhapuchhre (6997m) among many others tower over the path in a spectacular fashion. The Mardi Himal Trek diverts away from the more crowded settlements and villages of the region to change courses that lead towards the hidden gems of the Annapurna, like Lumle, Phedi and the Siding villages. The rich culture of the most-southerly area of the Annapurna remains untouched by modernization and thus, the journey presents trekkers with authentic traditional experiences of an unadulterated Himalayan life. Separating the southwest ridge of the Machhapuchhre Peak (6997m), the Mardi Himal (5553m) rises from the rock buttress to loom over the steep valley heavily wooded with bamboo and blossoming rhododendrons home to a rich wildlife. The trekking region is also home to extremely unique natural biomes of ecological diversity. All these and many more factors play the role in presenting Mardi Himal as one of the most amazing trekking destinations. Similarly, the Mardi Himal Trek is a moderate trekking journey which can be done quite easily without any previous trekking experience necessary.

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From Kathmandu, you will drive to Pokhara, which is a 7-hour ride. The journey is filled with terrace farms, vast fields of mustard and rice plantations, and amazing hills with meandering rivers. You will be driving alongside the Trishuli River and when you near Pokhara, you can also see the views of the Machhapuchhre and Annapurna Peaks. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Today you will be walking along the side of Dudh Koshi River passing many small villages. You will reach Monjo, which is  the entry point of Sagarmatha National Park, and our guide will take care of the permits. Then crossing a suspension bridge and walking a bit ahead, you will arrive in Namche Bazaar. You can enjoy the bustling town’s rich Sherpa ambiance as the town’s streets are lined with small Chortens and prayer wheels. Stay overnight in the hotel.

From Deurali, you will trek on the narrow trail, passing through the thick woodlands of alpine trees. The moss-covered trees of pine, cedar, and birch grow tall and provide a dark shade of emerald canopy over the trail. The path is quite steep but manageable with proper pacing. Upon reaching Forest Camp, you will get amazing views of the mighty Himalayas. Overnight at Forest Camp.

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From Forest Camp, you will wind through the valley hill upwards towards Low Camp. The journey is mostly upwards on an inclined terrain, but the lush woods and the rich avifauna of the forests provide a beautiful journey complemented by the view of the Machhapuchhre (6997m) and Annapurna Peaks as they decorate the skyline like snowy tapestries. Overnight stay at Low Camp.

From Low Camp, you will finally get out of the woods and continue on a trail that is now adorned with colorful rhododendrons and herbaceous shrubs of balsam and honeysuckle. The grassland terrain also begins to get wet with snow as you climb up the elevation. From High Camp, the view of the Annapurna Himalayas is one of the most spectacular in the trekking journey. Overnight stay at High Camp.

From High Camp, you will make your way to the Upper Viewpoint from where the sight of mountain peaks like the Mardi Himal (5553m), the Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m), the Hiunchuli Peak (6441m), the Baraha Shikhar (7647m), Mount Machhapuchhre (6997m) and the Lamjung Himal (6983m) among many more are seen quite wonderfully. After taking in the mountain views, you will return back to High Camp. Overnight stay at High Camp.

From High Camp, you will gradually descend down the terrain back into the crevasse of the valley and trek towards the village of Siding- a traditional quaint settlement where ethnic Gurung people reside. The village is very atmospheric, with traditional houses and occasional terrace farms of potatoes and barley. Overnight stay at the guesthouse.

From Sidhing, you will make your way to Lumle, a village that finally shows a connection to a road on which you will then drive to Pokhara on. From Pokhara, you will finally say goodbye to the Annapurna Mountains and catch your flight back to Kathmandu. You can roam around the local marketplaces and alleys in the city to stop for souvenirs or take a walk. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Approximately three hours before your scheduled flight, you will be dropped off at the airport by one of our team members from where you will depart.

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