Mardi is one of the new open trekking trails in Annapurna region. This trek start from Pokhara and drive to the Kande or Phedi, both of the road to Nayapul. From either, you climb on well-made trail to the village of Pothana (1890m) and Bhichok Deurali (2100m). From here we will ascend the incredible ridge that drops south from Mardi Himal (5555m) between the Mardi and Modi Khola. There are stunning view from the ridge top, while rhododendron forest drop away on either side and guest house appear every 4/5 hour. These are the place along the tril, Kokar (2550m), Low camp (3050m) and High camp (3400m). From the high camp you can on up the ridge as high as you dare, its snowy from around November to February. From Low camp, a good steep trail drops east through the forest toward Shiding village on the Machhapuchhare Modle trek. If you have time you can extend your trip to Annapurna Base camp or Ghorepani poonhill trekking. Shikhar adventure always open to appreciate your thought to design the perfect holidays package in Himalaya of Nepal.
A representative from Shikhar Adventure will welcome you our hotel. We will prepare you with information and gear for your trek.
After you take breakfast, we’ll brief you on our upcoming adventure and then take you on a sightseeing tour around Kathmandu, including several UNESCO World Heritage sites. You can spend the rest of the day preparing for your upcoming trek.
Today we drive to the Pokhara after the breakfast, which is 210km northwest from Kathmandu. It is really scenic drive along the famous rafting River Trisuli and takes 5/6 hours to reach in Pokhara. If you are interested in rafting we can manage upon you request on the way.
We begin our in the Annapurna Himalaya from today. After the breakfast we drive to about an hour and start our trekking toward forest camp via several popular place such as Australian camp,Deurali, Kakar and finally we reach to the Forest camp. Today we walk to the deep forest of oak, maple, hemlock and rhododendrons. Overnight in Guesthouse.
Today we continues walk through the forest, however as we ascend, the vegetation starts to change with more rhododendrons and trees covered with moss, lichen and tree ferns. At Low Camp, there are four basic lodges, we spent the night one of them. The view from Low Camp is superb, with Mount Fishtail visible up the valley. Overnight at Guesthouse.
After a few hour climb up the trail breaks out above the tree line and towards the west- there is a good view of the Annapurna South and the Hiunchuli. The trail continues along the Mardi Himal ridge mainly on grass with some isolated rhododendron bushes along the way. In the area very chance to see the Nepalese national bird Danfe.There are several lodge in High camp, we spent the night one of them. The view from the lodge is superb of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail). Overnight at Guesthouse.
Today we reach our dream destination so wake up early in the morning for sunrise view of the mountains, then after an early breakfast, walk up the ridge towards Mardi Himal. There is a well-established trail through the grass land with a couple of steeper hour. In the summer, the sheep and goats from lower villages are brought up to graze in this area so you will pass a number of herder’s huts along the way. After three hours we will reach the Upper View point at 4,200m; where one can look into the Annapurna Sanctuary and the panoramic view is spectacular Annapurna and all of the peaks in the Sanctuary as well as Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail). After capture some memorable view we will come back to high camp for our overnight stay. Overnight at Guesthouse.
After the breakfast we trek down to Dhampus by same way via Low camp, Coker, Forest camp, Deurali and finally we reach to Dhampus villge. Today long but it is pleasant walk down to Dhampus. Dhampus is very popurlar Gurung village, from where we can see all Annapurna Himalaya range include Mt.fishtail. Dhampus is the very popular for day hiking, where we can do throughout the year. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Today we have breakfast at Dhampus and trek down to Phedi about two hour and drive back to Pokhara. We check in our hotel and after then we will go for Pokhara valley sightseeing. The sightseeing covers the following place, Bidhabasini temple: This temple dedicated to goddess Bhagawati ,another manifestation. Davis Fall: Davis fall located at the southern part of pokhara valley. In this fall the water from Fewa lake and surges down the rock into a deep gorge. This place widely famous for domestic and international tourist. Gupteshor Mahadev Cave: This cave also closed to Davis fall and it almost three Km. long. It has big room and some passage where you have the crawl on all four. This cave special for Hindu people and inside the cave phallic symbol of lord shiva. Tibitan refugee camp: Thre are two Tibetan refugee camp in pokhara valley. The original Tibetan settled here in 1950 AD. The Tibetan people product woolen carpet and handicrafts and they trade to the domestic and international market. Seti river gorge: It is one of the natural wonders of pokhara carved by Seti River. From the Mahendrapul nearby bus park we can see the perfect view of rivers dreadful rush and the deep gorge made by rapid flow of white water.
After breakfast, we drive towards Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu we have the rest of the day and in the evening we will provide fare well dinner in typical Nepali restaurant with culture program. Overnight at hotel.
Transfer to Tribhuvan Airport. Thank you for choosing Mardi Himal Trek as your trekking guide! We look forward to your next adventure with us.
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