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Mardi Himal Peak Climbing14 Days

Minimum Participants 2 minimum
Mode of Travel Adventures
Accommodation Tea House,Camping during trek & Hotel on cities
Meals BB Plan in cities
Transportation Private Vehicle & flight

trip Overview

Mardi Himal Peak Climbing (5580m) is located North-West of Kathmandu and 15 miles North of Pokhara and around the Annapurna range. It comes under the lowest and least climbed visited area. This trek is the perfect destination for those people who want to avoid overcrowded trekking routes. On the way, we can enjoy the magnificent views of Annapurna I, II, IV, Annapurna South, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Mt. Fishtail, and Lamjung Himal. We also traveled through many more beautiful snow-capped peaks, rivers, and green terraced fields.
Mardi Himal Peak Climbing with Nepal Dream Path Treks and Expedition takes you through a beautiful rhododendron forest, a beautiful village to show you an exotic view of Himalaya around the Annapurna region i.e. Mardi Himal, located east of Modi Khola and across the valley from Hiuchuli. As it is the least and lowest visited area it doesn’t require experience of high altitudes. With everything in order, the climb begins by following the steps of climbing experts, using ropes, crampons, and ice axes to climb the summit. After achieving the summit we headed back through the base camp descending steep snow slopes from the summit, and back to Pokhara with a big Memory.

Short Itinerary

Day 01:- Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02:- Full day sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley and World Heritage sites.
Day 03:- Drive or fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara. [6-7 hrs drive/30 mins fly]
Day 04:- Drive to Khare and trek to Pothana (1900m). [3-4hrs walk]
Day 05:- Trek from Pothana to Forest Camp (2500m). [4hrs walk]
Day 06:- Trek from Forest Camp to Badal Dadha. [4-5hrs walk]
Day 07:- Trek from Badal Dadha to Base Camp (4450m). [6hrs walk]
Day 08:- Rest day at Base Camp and prepare for the expedition
Day 09:- Summit Mardi Himal and back to Base Camp.
Day 10:- Trek from Base Camp to Low Camp (2990m). [6hrs walk]
Day 11:- Trek to Siding Village. [4-5hrs walk]
Day 12:- Trek to Mardi Khola & drive back to Pokhara. [3hrs walk & 2hrs drive]
Day 13:- Drive or fly back to Kathmandu. [6-7 hrs drive/30 mins fly]
Day 14:- Final Departure.

Detail Itinerary

35 min drive BB plan Hotel/resort

Nepal Dream Path Treks staff will meet you on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, and help you to transfer to the hotel until the check-in procedure ends at Hotel. We arrange a meeting or discussion program which includes your daily schedule of Mardi Himal Peak Climbing in Nepal and a brief introduction as well as rules and regulations regarding the Nepal Trip.

10am - 4pm BB plan Hotel/resort

On the first day or night in Kathmandu, you will be well-informed regarding the time for your sightseeing tour in Kathmandu at places of interest.

Click here for detailed information about where to visit Kathmandu Valley.

6-7 hrs drive/30 mins fly BB Plan Hotel/Resort

Morning travel by bus or a car to Pokhara on the scenic highway, an interesting drive on the foothills of the Himalayas, on reaching Pokhara transfer to respective Hotels nearby Lake Phewa for an overnight stay. We can also use the flight option to reach there from Kathmandu.

3-4hrs walk All meals includes- Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner, Tea/Coffee Tea House

A morning drive from Pokhara up to the Khare where Nepal Dream Path Treks Adventure begins with about 3-4 hours of trekking. First, we reach Brahmin village where the houses are very closely bordered by rice and millet fields. The trail continues steeply up to Australian Basecamp from where we can greet by the panoramic views of the Annapurna peaks. From here, the trail is well constructed by stoned upstairs in this area so that we can easily hike to Pothana. We check in at the tea house in Pothana for the night's stay.

4hrs walk All meals includes- Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner, Tea/Coffee Tea House

After the permit checking at Pothana, we continue our hike on stone trails to Deurali from where we can see the fabulous views of Annapurna South. From Deurali, we continue our Basecamp to the Forest Camp through the enchanted forest of birch, giant rhododendron, mountain oak, maple, and hemlock. If the weather remains clear we can see the stunning views of different mountains. Overnight stay at Forest Camp.

4-5hrs walk All meals includes- Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner, Tea/Coffee Tea House

Today, we start our hike with the music of birds singing at Forest Camp. The trail is very steep and we should be careful to pass this rocky and steep trail. As we continue our foot for the Low Camp through the forest of rhododendron and oaks, we can see the face of the Annapurna South rise high and wide. From here, the trail breaks into a combination of scrub forest and open meadows. As we continue walking for 2 hours walk we hit the destination, Badal Danda for the overnight stay.

6 hrs walk All meals includes- Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner, Tea/Coffee Camping

We reach the High Camp after a short and steep climb through a ridge, grassy and sometimes under snow. As we continue our climb, the ridge becomes narrower from where we can see the clear view of valleys on both sides. To the left, we can see Modi Khola River Valley which leads up to the Annapurna Sanctuary whereas to the right side we can see Mardi Khola and Seti River Valleys below. If the weather remains clear it is possible to see the Pokhara Valley and Phewa Lake too from here.  The trail continues up to the narrow with fabulous views of Annapurna, Mardi itself, Machhapurche, and other peaks till Mardi Himal Base Camp. Once get to the Base Camp we set up the camp for the overnight stay.

Today is the big day for the successful summit of Mardi Peak. We may get rest the whole day or explore around the Base Camp. On the same day, we have to prepare ourselves for the summit the next day and check all the climbing gear.

5-6 hrs walk All meals includes- Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner, Tea/Coffee Camping

We have a morning breakfast earlier than usual because today is the summit day of the Mardi Himal Peak. We will start our climb along the narrow ridge of Mardi Himal up to the high viewpoint at 5580 meters. From the top of the peak, the sun will be lighting up all the full faces of the Annapurna South and the walking Face of Machhapurchhere also. We can see the great ice fields and the blue glacier of the sanctuary wall lying below Annapurna I, an arc from horizon to horizon from Dhaulagiri to Ganesh Himal while at the summit. With this, and a lifetime achievement we retrace all the way back to Base Camp for the overnight stay.

6hrs walk All meals includes- Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner, Tea/Coffee Tea House

After the successful summit of the Mardi Himal, we retrace the journey all the way to Low Camp via High Camp and Badal Danda with stunning views of the Annapurna South and Machhapuchhere and other snow-capped peaks. We can see the beautiful Mardi Khola Valley and the Modi Khola Valley on both sides of the ridge of Mardi Himal. We overnight stay at Low Camp.

4-5hrs walk All meals includes- Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner, Tea/Coffee Tea House

We start and descend from Low Camp after having morning breakfast. The trail is very steep and somewhere difficult to walk through the forest of rhododendron oak and pine. We can pass several Sherpa’s herders and the trail continues down steeply through the lovely fields, passing the simple farms and the bridge to the hillside village of Siding. We check in at the tea house on the walk for the overnight stay.

3hrs walk & 2hrs drive BB Plan Hotel/Resort

After having morning we start our hike along the western wall of the valley. We cross several streams and rivers and the waterfalls also. We continue walking by passing through the charming village of Khalil, rice fields till Mardi Khola. Then we will take a jeep over walk down the road for 2 hours to Pokhara where we will celebrate our trekking adventure. Overnight stay at Lakeside Hotel/resort.

6-7 hrs drive/30 mins fly BB Plan Hotel

The means of transportation for the return journey to Kathmandu from Pokhara can choose either surface transport or flying, depending on your interest, budget, time, and requirements.  Evening joins with Nepal Dream Path Trek’s farewell dinner program which helps to share the experience of the trek.

Your journey in Nepal is going to end from today. Nepal Dream Path staff will escort you to the airport for the final departure. We will be there in 3 hours according to the flight schedule. Nepal Dream Path Will give you a bid farewell greeting and wishes for the next visit to the Himalayan country Nepal.

Equipment List

  • Sun Hat
  • Worm hat (it mean worm one to protect your head from cold)
  • Headlight
  • Sun Cream/lip guard
  • Sunglasses
  • Tooth pest/Brush/soap
  • Gloves
  • Down Jacket
  • Long sleeved shirt
  • Jumper/fleece jacket
  • T-shirt
  • Long underwear
  • Windbreaker trouser
  • Towel
  • Wool socks
  • Cotton socks
  • Trekking boots
  • Sewing kits
  • Water bottle
  • Swiss knife
  • Extra batteries
  • Flip flops
  • Raincoat/ Umbrella
  • Rucksacks(For a Day)
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Medical & first aid kit
  • Trekking Crampon (If you are going to do a trek in winter then you need Crampon for your trekking.)

What's included?

  • All transportation and Arrival, Departure transfers are as per the Itinerary.
  • Hotel accommodation with BB plan in city and Tea house or Camping in Trekking as per itinerary.
  • Full-day guided tour of Kathmandu including private vehicle, Entry permits, and a well-experienced city guide.
  • All meals are included during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Tea/Coffee).
  • Guide, porters, and other support staff as per your requirement and our agreed price.
  • National Park Fees, permits fee, expedition permits fee.
  • General First-Aid Kits for All.
  • All taxes and fees are required for the program.

What's not included?

  • Meals in the cities.
  • Personal expenses (Laundry, bar bills, water etc).
  • Travel Insurance (Essential).
  • Personal trekking gears not mentioned in the contract.
  • Tips for staffs.
  • Personal first aid Kit.