Mardi Himal Trek - A pristine trek in Nepal, best offer for 2017
Mardi Himal Trek 7 days, a newly opened trekking trail, getting popular among the pace and adventure lovers is not remote but still untouched region that begins from Pokhara and suitable for those trekkers who wish to walk on a peace and pleasant Eco trails.
6 nights 7 days Mardhi Himal trek is a pristine trek in the Annapurna region offers the wonderful mountain scenery the traditional villages, infinite and diversity of culture and tempting views of rivers, also, the wonderful exotic valley on the way of trekking trail. The emphasis of the treks is on the forest and wilderness zone of these mountains.
Short trek to Mardi Himal leads you through the beautiful cities, villages, terrace farmlands, rivers, waterfalls, flourishing forests and alpine hamlets to the high view points of Mardi Himal from where we get rewarded by the stunning views of the high Himalayas including Dhaulagiri, fishtail and Annapurna ranges.
Mardi Himal trekking tour is completely non touristic trekking holidays in the Annapurna region. You can see watchful eyes of Shepherd. We organize this trek as tea-house trek. There are basic and eco-friendly gust house facilities available in each and every stop on the trails so that this trek is now much more affordable and getting very popular among peace lovers day by day.
Attraction of Annapurna Region
Annapurna conservation Area Project
Annapurna Region is one of the captivating lands of bio diversity in the world. The region is the largest reserved and protected area of Nepal. The unique biodiversity, the scenic grandeur in combination with the multi cultural and multi ethnic diversity make it the world's most popular trekking destinations. With the objectives of achieving a balance between the environment conservation and socio economic development, through people's participation, the Annapurna conservation area project (ACAP) was launched from 1986 under the aegis of the national trust for nature conservation... See more.
The trust is governed by a board of trustees. Tourism is an essential for locals and the fastest growing industries in the Annapurna conservation area. The project serves as a new approach in the protected area management with its modalities based on the integrated conservation and development programs. Owing to its fame that it has gained in the history of the protected area management, the government of Nepal has given the trust the mandate for the management of the Annapurna conservation area.
Meaning of Annapurna
Annapurna is a Sanskrit name which literally means full of food (feminine form), but is normally translated as Goddess of the Harvests. In Hinduism, Annapurna is Devi, the universal and timeless Kitchen goddess, the mother who feeds her kids. Without her there is starvation, a universal fear: this makes Annapurna a universal goddess. Her most popular shrine is located in Kasi, on the banks of the Ghats. Her association with the giving of food (wealth) led her in time to be transformed into Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth.
List of mountains we can see in the Annapurna region trekking
Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m),
Mt. Annapurna I (8091m),
Mt. Manaslu (8163 m),
Mt. Annapurna II (7937 m.) ,
Mt. Annapurna III (7555m),
Mt. Annapurna IV (7525m),
Mt. Annapurna south (7219m),
Mt. Nilgiri (7041m),
Mt. Fishtail also called Mt. Machhapuchhare (6998m),
Mt. Hiunchuli (6441m),
Mt. Lamjung Himal (6986m),
Tukuche peak (6920m),
Tilicho peak (7134m).
Culture and People of the Annapurna Region
One of the unforgettable experience of this region is culture and life style of local people. During trekking, trekkers encounter villages of different ethnic people. According to last census over 45,000 thousand people of different ethnic and tribal backgrounds with various religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Bon Po, Shamanism and Animism represented live in the Annapurna region. The dominant groups are Gurung, Magar, Thakali and Manangi. Generally, these people are subsistence farmers who depend on the forests for fuel, fodder and timber. Almost each of group have their own dialect and own cultures and traditions. Trekkers who go for trekking in Annapurna region are fascinated by the local people's culture and tradition.
Flora and Fauna
In Annapurna region, we can see the diverse flora and fauna. The range of geographical and climatic regions has led to this diversity. Below 1000 m in altitude the climate is tropical. These areas are heavily cultivated and the landscape, therefore, largely consists of terraced paddy fields for most of the year. As we go to higher the natural vegetation changes from the tropical species to more temperate stands of forest trees including oak, beech and rhododendron. These finally give way to coniferous forests of pine and, ultimately, juniper just below the tree line.
Annapurna conservation area is the home of 102 species of mammals, 488 species of birds and 40 species of reptiles. In this region, we can see pheasants named Danphe, Monal, Kaliz, Cheer, Kokilas, and Blood Pheasants, etc. Among mammals, blue sheep and Himalayan Thar can be seen in the area.
Mardi Himal Trek - short itinerary
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport (1350m), reception and transfer to Hotel. Overnight at standard hotel with breakfast.
Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu or rest day for shopping and packing for Mardi Himal trek. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (850m), 200km, 6 hrs drive. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Drive to Phedi and trek to Dhampus (1600m), 30 minutes drive and 3 hrs walking. Overnight at guest house.
Day 05: Trek from Dhampus to Forest Camp (2480m), 6 hrs walking. Overnight at guest house.
Day 06: Trek from Forest Camp to Low Camp (3150m), 5 hrs walking. Overnight at guest house.
Day 07: Low Camp to High Camp 4100m, 4 hrs walking. Overnight at guest house.
Day 08: Rest day at high camp. Overnight at guest house.
Day 09: High Camp to Siding Village 1280m, 5 to 6 hrs walking. Overnight at guest house.
Day 10: Trek from Siding Village to Pokhara, 3 hrs walking. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.
Day 11: Fly or drive back to Kathmandu, flight 25 minutes or drive 200km/6hrs driving. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12: Final departure to international airport for your onward flight.
Trip cost: Please write us and let us know how many of you are there in your group to do this trek so that we can send you a quote and other information according to your group size.
Note: If above itinerary couldn't meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as Tibet tours, Bhutan tours, and Jungle safari in Nepal.