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.

Mardi Himal Trek

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.

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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.

Mardi Himal Trek - itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport (1350m).
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport you will be greeted by one of our trek leaders and transfer to hotel, rest and refreshment till evening. Join the welcome dinner and enjoy a local meal with short brief about your trekking to Mardi Himal. Overnight at hotel.  

Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu or rest day for shopping and packing for trek.
Upon your request, we can organize a guided tour to Kathmandu valley including the Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. Also visit Monkey Temple the Swyambhunath (2000 years old temple) and visit Patan city of fine arts. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (850m), 200km, 6 hrs drive.  
After an early breakfast, we take a tourist ride to Pokhara. As an option we can take a 35 minute flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara.  A scenic drive will take about 6 hours to reach Pokhara with a Prithvi High way. By flight will take 35 minutes with majestic view of high Himalayas. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Day 04: Drive to Phedi and trek to Dhampus (1600m), 30 minutes drive and 3 hrs walking.
After breakfast at hotel, half an hour drive to Phedi via Tibetan camp and steep climb up to Dhampus village one of the big Gurung village Spectacular panoramic views of Annapurna Himalayan range.. Overnight at guest house with a full view of Annapurna Ranges.

Day 05: Trek from Dhampus to Forest Camp (2480m), 6 hrs walking.
Our trek today enter an enchanted forest of birch, giant rhododendron, mountain oak, maple, hemlock and daphnia, camping in a small clearing far from the beaten trail overnight at guest house.

Day 06: Trek from Forest Camp to Low Camp (3150m), 5 hrs walking.
As we climb, the flora has turned to classic 'cloud forest' with mosses and lichen, tree ferns and orchids hosted by the hardier trees. Now and then, there are windows in the woods that look out onto thrilling panorama – towards Himchuli, Annapurna South and we have spectacular northerly views of the ever-closer 'Fishtail'. Overnight at guest house.

Day 07: Low Camp to High Camp 4100m, 4 hrs walking.
Morning breakfast at camp and we start trekking to reach our highest point of the trek, if conditions are favorable, up to 15,000 /16,000 ft. In the afternoon we return to our camp. If the weather is clear, the view we have today is marvelous. Overnight at guest house.

Day 08: Rest day at high camp.
We can make a day hiking over there having a good view. Overnight in a camp 4100m.

Day 09: High Camp to Siding Village 1280m, 5 to 6 hrs walking.
After breakfast, today's journey start an unhurried descent through the shade of the forest, and out onto terraced fields, down 1,600 m. This is a different route down –to the upper Mardi Khola. Here, as we make our way along the banks of the Mardi Khola from the hill-side village of Siding, down through the lovely fields, past the simple farms and over the 'interesting' bridges, there is no doubting this is indeed the idyllic Nepali countryside. Overnight at guest house.

Day 10: Trek from Siding Village to Pokhara, 3 hrs walking.
After a short walk now the trail skirts an outcrop – there's the road, there's our transport, and soon we are back in Pokhara for our afternoon lunch. Overnight stay at hotel in pokhara.

Day 11: Fly or drive back to Kathmandu, flight 25 minutes or drive 200km/6hrs driving.
After breakfast at hotel, we transfer to airport for a flight to Kathmandu, explore valley on your own, evening join the farewell dinner. Or take a scenic 200km drive from Pokhara to Katmandu.  Overnight stay at hotel.  

Day 12: Final departure.
After breakfast, we will transfer you to international airport for your flight back to home. Wish you have a safe and sound flight back home. Hope to see you again in the future.

Note: The above information is just a guide and standard pattern of what we provide. The trip can be tailored at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. On adventure trips of this type, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are needed the person in charge will make a decision what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does arise, we do everything we can to reduce its effect, but we cannot be liable for the results of changes or delays.

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Mardi Himal Trekking Facts:

 Activities: Trekking

Start/End: Kathmandu/ Pokhara

Destination: Mardi Himal

Trip Duration: 12 days

Max. Altitude: 4100 meters

Accommodation: Tented Camp

Group Size: Min. 2 / Max.20

Best Season: February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November & December

Trip Grade: Moderate

Daily walking Hour: Approx. 4-6

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