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Mardi Himal Trek

Destination:Nepal

Total Duration:12 Days

Trip Grade:Moderate to Strenuous

Transportation:Private Vehicle / Aeroplane

Max. Altitude:4500m

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Mardi Himal is the name of the long rising ridge and its summit (5588 m), that forms the South Western slope of Mt. Machhapuchhre, immediately below its sheer south face. Machhapuchhre, which towers majestically over the Pokhara Valley, is best known as Fishtail Mountain’ because of its twin peaks that mirror the image of a fish tail. It is superbly beautiful and is considered sacred. Permission to climb it has, so far, always been denied keeping it a virgin mountain.

This trek climbs through forests and above the tree lines to follow the ridge that takes us up to High camp(4100 m), where time is spent acclimatizing while being awestruck by the views. Annapurna South seems near enough to throw a rock at and Machhapuchhre close enough to touch. Finally, we enter the wilderness territory as we go beyond 4500 meters, where the great ice fields and blue glaciers of Annapurna Base Camp lie below. Around us, in an arc from east to west, are a dozen or more glistening snow-capped giants, with Annapurna I being the highest of them all, which provide a view that is almost impossible to beat. Conquering this wilderness territory and the incredible proximity of some of the highest mountains in the world leaves one feeling they have explored. This is an “of the beaten path” trek and you will pass through rugged country side with its serene natural beauty and authentic cultural charm.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Pick up from the airport and transfer to the hotel/ Briefing about the trip

Day 02:Kathmandu Sightseeing: UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Day 03:Fly/ Drive to Pokhara (885m) 25min/ 6-7 hours

Day 04:Drive to Phedi (1130m) and trek to Pothana (1990m) 45 minutes drive and 4-5 hours trek

Day 05:Pothana to Forest Camp (2550m) 4-5 hours

Day 06:Forest Camp to Low Camp (3150m) 3-4 hours

Day 07:Low Camp to High Camp (4100m) 3-4 hours

Day 08:Trek up to 4500 m for breathtaking views then trek back to Low Camp (3150m) 6-7 hours

Day 09:Low Camp to Siding (1750m) 6-7 hours

Day 10:Siding to Mardi Pul (1160m) and drive back to Pokhara (885m) 3-4 hours trek and 1:30 hours drive

Day 11:Fly/ Drive back to Kathmandu (1335m) 25 minutes flight/ 6-7 hours drive

Day 12:Extend the trip for preferred activities or transfer to the airport for farewell and departure

Cost Include

  • Necessary ground transportation and airport transfers on private vehicle
  • Three nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Two nights hotel accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing including all entry fees, tour guide and private transportation
  • Lodge/ Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner with hot drinks) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners in Traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural program
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle and/or tourist coach as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek Guide and necessary number of strong and friendly Trekking Porters
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, meals and accommodation
  • Necessary trekking equipments including down jacket, sleeping bag, trek poles, gaiters, water bottles, emergency blanket, duffel bag, waterproof bag covers, micro spikes etc. (to be returned after the trek completion)
  • Authentic Adventures stickers, trekking map and Trip Achievement Certificate are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP Permit and TIMS Card)
  • Basic First-Aid Medical kit
  • Government taxes and office service charge

 

Cost Exclude

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International and excess baggage charge
  • Domestic flights and excess baggage charge (if any)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and/or Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and diners in Kathmandu and Pokhara besides welcome and farewell dinner
  • Expenses of personal nature like communication bills, laundry bills, spa, bar bills, cold drinks, mineral and boiled water, extra snacks, special coffee drinks (espresso, latte, mocha, cappuccino, americano etc.) during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipment and clothing
  • Extra expenses due to unexpected and unavoidable circumstances
  • Heli evac (if in case of emergency)
  • Tips and gratuities to the staffs

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