Mardi Treks is highly admired short treks in Nepal located on the lap of Annapurna region. Mardi Treks features beautiful villages which are typically Nepali in style and architecture. Aside from that, you will also experience wildlife and panoramic views of the most beautiful mountains in Nepal, including Annapurna South, Mt Machhapuchhre (also known as Fishtail), and Mt Hiunchuli.
Mardi Himal Trek is one of the hidden gems when it comes to trekking in the Annapurna Region. This trek consider as one of the shortest treks that take you at the height of 4500 m. It is the combination of amazing views, high altitude, eco-tourism, beautiful scene, wildlife, jungle, flora, fauna, lifestyle and adventure. Due to its remote location and wilderness, it is low crowded and often taken as an alternative option to Annapurna Base Camp trek.
Day 01: International Arrival
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, our tour guide will receive you and escort you to your hotel. Our tour manager will conduct a short briefing session about the tour.
If you are experiencing jet lag, we suggest you to take a proper rest. If you are still energetic, we will take you to the following places on a short sightseeing tour:
1. Ason (vegetable and spice market)
2. Indrachowk (Ancient trading point)
3. Kathmandu Durbar Square (UNESCO world heritage site featuring medieval palaces, wood and stone carvings and Kumari Ghar)
Note: If you’re arriving late, this program will be postponed to the day of your departure. We ensure that you will not miss any interesting places. Dinner at your own expenses.
Day 02: Kathmandu-Pokhara
Have your breakfast at hotel and complete the check-out procedure. Start your drive to Pokhara. Kathmandu to Pokhara drive spans a distance of over 210 m. The 6 hrs highway journey involves travelling through Trishuli River and enjoying the beautiful scenery views of mountains & rivers. Arrive to Pokhara and transfer to your hotel. Remaining time is free for you. You can enjoy evening walk around the Phewa Lake in Pokhara.
Note: Highway lunch and dinner at your own expenses
Day 03: Pokhara- Potana
After morning breakfast pick up from your hotel and drive to Milan chowk. Once you arrive to Milan chowk your trek start. Your 1st day stay will be at Pothana. Check in at your hotel. Rest and relax. Dinner at your hotel.
Note: Lunch will be provided at Dhampus, one of the most photogenic village in the region.
Day 04: Potana-Forest Base Camp
Breakfast at your hotel and start your trek to forest camp .Arrive to pritam deurali and have your lunch.While you will head toward Forest Camp, you will be at the main trail going to Annapurna Base Camp and start uphill trekking in the deep Rhododendron and pine forest. There is no permanent trail from Pitam Deurali to Forest Camp because this trail used to be the shepherds’ trail to bring their cattle to higher pastures during summer. Note1: Please be aware of several trails that lead to neighboring villages such as Tolka, Landruk, Lwang and Siding Village. Please carry enough water for the next 4 hours because you won’t find any water sources between Deurali and Forest Camp. Overnight stay at forest camp.
Note 2: Lunch and dinner will be provided during your tour.
Day 05: Forest Base camp- High Camp
After breakfast your trek to high camp starts. After 1 hours of walking you will arrive at rest camp and continue the uphill trek to low camp and high camp. Overnight stay at high camp. Dinner at your hotel.
Note: You will have lunch at Badal Danda. It is above the tree line (above the cloud) on clear days. You can see amazing views of Fishtail, Mardi Himal and Annapurna South, Ghorepani top and Pokhara Valley can be seen clearly from here.
Day 06: High camp-Mardi Himal Base camp-Low camp
Get ready, carry your pack breakfast and start uphill trek to Mardi Himal Base camp. On the way, you will witness the close view of Annapurna south and Fishtail. Arrive in Mardi Himal base camp and enjoy the view. After few hours trek back to high camp and have your lunch and trek downhill to low camp. Overnight at Low camp. Rest and relax.
Note: Lunch and dinner will be provided.
Day 07: Low camp-Pokhara
After morning breakfast, start your trek to siding and after lunch in siding you will drive back to Pokhara .Arrive to Pokhara. Remaining time for rest and relax.
Note: Lunch will be provided. Dinner at your own expenses.
Day 08: Pokhara Sightseeing
Breakfast at your hotel and enjoy pokhara sightseeing including Davis falls, one hour boating in phewa lake, Mahadev cave, Tal Bahari Temple and World peace pagoda.
Optional Paragliding tour
After breakfast, at around 9.30am you will be picked up from your hotel and take you to Sarangkot for a paragliding flight. Paragliding is probably the best and most popular adventurous activities in Pokhara. 30 minutes flight from Sarangkot hill over Phewa Lake will leave you breathless.
After paragliding tour, you will be return to hotel and rest till 2 pm. You can utilize this time for lunch break and then carrying out other activities such as Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter tour, Zipline tour or Ultralight.
We will pick you up at 1pm for following activities:
1. Fewa Lake Boating
2. Visit to Davis Falls
3. Visit to Mahadev Cave
4. Hike to World Peace Pagoda
5. Tal Bahari Temple
At about 6 pm, we will drive you back to your hotel. The rest of the evening is on your own.
Note: Lunch and dinner at your own expenses.
Day 09: Pokhara-Kathmandu
Have breakfast at your hotel and get ready to travel back Kathmandu. After breakfast check out from your hotel and drive to Kathmandu. Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel. Remaining time for rest and relax.
Note: Lunch and dinner at your own expenses.
Day 10: International Departure
Have your breakfast at your own pace since there is no special program today. Feel free to go shopping or spa or anything you wish to do
Note 1: Note that we will pick you up from your hotel 3 hrs before the flight departure time. Usually the checkout time in Nepali hotels is before noon (12.00pm).
Note 2: Lunch at your own expenses.