Mardi Himal trekking

Duration : 7 days

Nepal, Annapurna

Level : intermediate

from 725 € / p. from 2 to 20 persons

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Description

The Mardi Himal trek is a newly opened route and a hidden treasure in the Annapurna region.

This trek is the best destination to avoid the crowds. It offers spectacular views of the Annapurna range. It is a peaceful trekking route currently used by few trekkers.

Although food and accommodation options on the route are still limited, the Mardi Himal trek is an ever-pleasant trekking route that requires a minimum of effort. The route takes about a week for a long trip in the Himalayas, through small Nepalese villages that offer breathtaking views of snowy peaks, making it an interesting trek compared to other popular treks in the Annapurna region.

In short, this is one of the best treks away from the crowds and more commercial routes.

Program

D1: Kathmandu.
Arrival and welcome at the airport then transfer to your hotel.

D2: Kathmandu-Phedi-Dhampus (1650m).
About 8 hours by Deluxe bus to Phedi. Then a 1-2 hour walk through lush forest and countryside to the village of Dhampus where you spend your first night.

D3: Dhampus-Pothana-Camp forest (2550m).
The trail passes through a forest populated by birch, giant rhododendrons, mountain oaks and maple trees, then through the jungle, before reaching the top of a ridge. On the way we can see the South Annapurna.
About 6 hours of walking, overnight in lodge.

D4: Forest Camp-Low Camp (2900)-High Camp (3550m).
We continue walking through the rhododendron forest to Low Camp, then we reach the ridge of Nangge Danda, with extraordinary views of the Annapurnas, the Machapuchare and the Manaslu.
About 6 hours walk, overnight in lodge.

D5: High Camp-Low Camp-Sidhing (1700m).
Beautiful descent first on the ridge and then back to the rhododendron forest which blooms in late March/early April.
About 6 hours of walking, overnight in lodge.

D6: Sidhing-Lwang (1460m).
A beautiful descent brings us to Lwang, a beautiful Gurung village in the heart of the Nepalese "hills". You will discover the life of the villages surrounded by numerous rice terraces. In the distance we can still see the snowy peaks of the Annapurnas.
About 3 to 4 hours of walking, overnight in lodge.

D7: Lwang-Pokhara.
Small walk to find the track and our vehicle which brings us to Pokhara.
About 2 hours drive, overnight at the hotel.

D8: Pokhara-Katmandou.
At 7.30 am we take the bus from Pokhara to Kathmandu (200km, 6 to 7 hours drive).
Night at the hotel.

The price includes

  • The transfer airport/hotel/airport.
  • The Kathmandu/Phedi trips by private bus from 4 people, otherwise by collective bus.
  • Private 4WD from Lwang to Pokhara.
  • Bus from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • Full board in the lodge, as well as all meals with tea or coffee (except drinks, mineral water, coke, beer, etc).
  • Supervision by the experienced English-speaking guide.
  • An assistant guide from 4 people.
  • One porter for every 2 participants (in accordance with the rules of the Nepal Porters' Union: a porter carries a maximum of 20kg with his belongings, so your luggage should not exceed 10kg. In case of excess you will have to hire an extra porter).
  • Annapurna Conservation Permit (ACAP).
  • TIMS (Trekking Information Management Service).
  • One night in Pokhara hotel in double room with breakfast.
  • Insurance for the entire Nepalese team.

The price does not include

  • International flights.
  • Meals in Kathmandu.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Meals in Pokhara.
  • Personal equipment (sleeping bag, water bottle, backpack, sunglasses, sunscreen, etc).
  • Mandatory personal insurance. Make sure your insurance covers all medical expenses, as well as evacuation and repatriation.
  • Drinks.
  • Tips.
  • Entry visa to Nepal (check that your passport is still valid 6 months after your return date).
  • Transport and visits in Kathmandu.
  • Tickets to enter the city (museum, monument, monastery).
  • Any interrupted or shortened trip, any change of programme at the request of the participants (accident, illness, altitude sickness, early return, shortened trek....) will not give rise to any refund.
  • Anything not mentioned in "The price includes".

Accommodation

  • Lodge during the trekking.
Next departures :

No scheduled departure, but you can contact me to book your dates.

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