Mardi Himal Peak Climbing (11 days)
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Mardi Himal Peak Climbing (5587 M) is one of the smaller peaks among trekking peaks of Nepal which lies 15 miles north of Pokhara at Annapurna region. Mt. Mardi Himal is least climbed peak which separates the southwest ridge of Machhapuchhre as a separate mass at right angles to the ridge and is best seen from the south. The southwest face of the mountain has three well-defined ridges rising from rock buttresses and separated by hanging glaciers. This climbing trip can be combined with trekking in remote areas through dense forest of bamboo and rhododendron and pasture land away from human civilization and exploring those areas with real adventure. The summit of this Mardi Himal Peak offers splendid vistas of the Annapurna Range, the Fishtail Mountain, Mt Dhaulagiri and Mt. Machhapuchhre and the valleys down with rhododendron forest.
To reach Mardi Himal Peak Climbing , you drive about 6/7 hour from Kathmandu valley to Pokhara and again from there you start our trek through Deurali, beautiful villages and forested areas to this Mardi Base camp and climb it. You will be passing through agricultural area, green paddy fields, thick rhododendron forests, and small ancient villages with typical Nepali lifestyle untouched by any modernization, beautiful snow caped mountain view of Annapurna Range, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Mt. Mardi and many more are its highlights too. Since there is no any sign of accommodation facilities, you will be making bed and meal by yourself which will be a whole new fun. The grade of this climbing will be medium. Spring and autumn are the best season for this climbing trek.
Outline Itinerary of Mardi Himal Peak Climbing
Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara to Deurali
Day 4: Deurali to Forest Camp
Day 5: Forest Camp to Low Camp
Day 6: Low Camp to Mardi Himal Base Camp to Mardi Himal High Base Camp
Day 7: Mardi Himal High Base Camp to Summit & Back to Mardi Himal Base Camp
Day 8: Mardi Himal Base Camp to Siding
Day 9: Siding to Pokhara
Day 10: Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival
You will be warmly greeted by Well Nepal at your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu and escorted to hotel. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Kathmandu Tour and trek Preparation (1360m)
Today you are going to explore the several cultural and natural sightseeing in this ancient city Pashupatinath, Boudhanah Stupa, Swayambunath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square. After exploring this places you will do preparation for trek. Stay overnight at hotel.
After you arrive at Pokhara either by air or bus, you visit Pokhara. Lakeside is very famous for boating, restaurants, shopping, cycling and many more. Then, youpass through Kande, Australian Camp (2060m – About one hour), then downhill to Pothana (1950m) and to the village of Deurali. It is a typical village where most of the people are Brahmans. stay overnight at Deurali.
Day 4: Deurali to Forest Camp (2600 M)
Today you will leave this village following the trail through jungle. The jungle is thick but full of fun also you need to be careful with extended roots and high rocks. As you move on the trail goes steeply down and later it gains height and into Forest Camp (2600m) after about 4 hour trekking. Stay overnight at Forest Camp.
Day 5: Forest Camp to Low Camp [3100 M]
The trail you follow to get to low camp is deep rain tracks i.e. Gullies where your walk should be very attentive and careful. The trail is initially quite steep as you follow the trails to low camp and gets steeper and steeper. After about half hour,you see spectacular Annapurna South high and wide. The path continues through scrub forest, Meadow, deep Valleys and you can see Modi Khola River Valley, Seti river valley and villages leading to Annapurna Sanctuary at around us. It is possible to see all the way back to the Pokhara Valley and Lake Phewa, if the weather is clean and clear. The flora and fauna has turned to classic cloud forest with mosses and lichen. As you climb there are natural windows in the woods that view out onto thrilling. Stay overnight at Low Camp.
Day 6: Low camp to Mardi Base Camp to Mardi High Base Camp (3900 M)
The way up from Low Camp to High Camp is very steep and the trail itself is basically a series of deep rain gullies in the forest so we need to be careful with our footing. You will see Hiunchuli Peak and the knife-sharp traverse towards Annapurna South. Far below, you can see Modi Khola Valley leading up into the Annapurna Sanctuary (Left) and magnificent Fishtail at very close. The trek continues and finally you take our shoes off at Mardi Base Camp then you take some brief demo on climbing from our guides and climb this peak and tent at High camp.
Day 7: Mardi High Base Camp to Summit and back to Mardi Base Camp
You sheaded to climbing through steep paths we arrive at the summit of this peak from where magnificent view Annapurna Range, the Fishtail Mountain, Mt Dhaulagiri and Mt. Machhapuchhre and the valleys down with rhododendron forest is seen. You take pictures and enjoy the moment and head back to Mardi Base Camp. Stay overnight at Mardi Base Camp.
Day 8: Base Camp to Siding
You leave Mardi Base Camp and trail to Siding through small forested area. Stay overnight at Siding.
Day 9: Siding to Pokhara
Today you will visit tea plantation at this village and view of Machhapuchhre at top of valley you return Luwang then headed to Pokhara passing through Khor Mukh within an hour you’ll be driven to Pokhara and you can enjoy the moments you had at Pokhara. Stay overnight at Pokhara.
Day 10: Pokhara to Kathmandu.
You will enjoy Pokhara at its best and comfort yourself with shopping and entertainments, foods and so on and recall what you have achieved from that trek, those beautiful natures, kind peoples and their lifestyle, different cultures and many more. And then you will depart to Kathmandu. Say overnight at hotel
Day 11: Departure
Today your Mardi Himal Peak Climbing comes to an end so collects the photographs and gadget. Then our representative will help you to drop to the airport or if you have plenty of time to spend in Nepal, then feel free us to join another trip or adventurous activities like hiking, river rafting, bunjy jumping, paragliding etc.so that you can make your travel to Nepal memorable.
Services include:Necessary Local Transport by Private vehicle
Services exclude:Nepal entry visa fee
A trekker who is able to hike and trek normally 5-6 hours per day with a light weight backpack will be very fit enough to perform this trekking. There may be stone steps, ups and downs, rocky paths and which are very uneven and also because of long trails your leg may feel tired and shaky so we strongly recommend you to use walking poles and trek sticks to feel safer and to maintain the pace. You will be informed about altitude and you should be more careful about your health and altitude related risk. To get rid of it, acclimatize as well as walk slowly and have more water and other drinks to maintain yourself hydrated.
Footwear - Trekking shoes, Camping Shoes, Sports shoes or comfortable sandal, 4/5 pairs of good qualities socks, etc
Cosmetics - Sun cream, Body Lotion, Moisturizers, lip balm, Mirror Wet Tissue Papers, Soap, Perfumes, and Tooth brush etc.
Clothes - Pullover or warm sweeter, Sun Hat, Warm woolen cap, Raincoat, Hand gloves, 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers, 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts, 3/4 pairs of Underwear, etc.
Gears - Flash or Torch light, Head Torch lights, lighters, Chargers, Camera and batteries, Eye glass, Water bottle, etc.
Extra – IPods, Binoculars, First Aid Kit, Ear Plugs, Pen & diary, Travel Map or GPS, etc as per your requirements and necessities.
1 Alpine climbing harness.
1 Ascender 1 Belay device (Black Diamond ATC or ATC Guide)
1 Mountaineering axe with leash
1 Pair expedition style gaiters which fit perfectly over your boots
1 Pair of Steel crampons
1 Pair plastic shell mountaineering boots with high altitude liners
2 D-Shaped locking carabineers
2 Non-locking carabineers
Climbing helmet (optional)
Ski goggles (optional)
Body Gears (Synthetic Recommended, No COTTON)
Light expedition thermal tops.
Fleece jacket or pullover.
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional).
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket.
1 pair liner gloves, 1 pair of warm gloves, shell gloves.
Warm wool or synthetic hat to covers your ears, warm neck warmer, 100% glacier glasses, balaclava, headlamps,
2 pair of nylon hiking pants, synthetic underwear’s, 2 pair of trekking pants, waterproof baggages, light long trousers, liner socks, 1pair of sandles, etc.
Optional like Binaculors, stainless steel thermos, hydration bladder, ipods and cards, fav. Snack foods, trekking poles, etc.
Extra Strength Excedrin, Ibuprofen, Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules, Diamox, mole skin, band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments,
Always Drink Safe Water
Well Nepal Treks suggest you to have purified drinking water. Basically, we can get mineral water bottles in lower places but we might not find it in higher ground. In such cases we suggest you to drink boiled water which might charge very tiny fee in tea houses. Bring chlorine tablets to purify water. Recommend yourself to use boiled rather than mineral water which will be helpful for protection of you and healthy environment.
About Recharging Your Batteries & Electronic Devices during Trek
Hydro electricity may not be available in every location, so solar power sources are used to charge your electrical items like camera, batteries, iPod, I phone etc. Several Tea houses or lodges may charge small fee per hours for charging facilities for consumption of electricity or solar power. Well Nepal Treks recommends you to have adaptors and chargers before the trip since plugs are limited. In Nepal 220-240 volt power is used and sockets fit round and flat plugs.
Well Nepal Treks suggest you to use dustbins and do not throw anything into the fire. Carry a separate garbage carrier in the way and dispose it where dustbin facilities are available and promote the healthy environment.
Well Nepal Treks reminds you on your sufficiently protected and have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, lost items, liabilities, injuries and medical treatment. Ensure the insurance covers all the activities in the Himalayas. Trekking Planner can offer the appropriate medical response based on your policy and insurance.
Washing and Toilet facilities
Every guest houses offer hot showers in bathroom or can be a bucket of hot water. But please note that at higher altitude there may not be enough hot water for all the trekkers. So you must limit the use of hot water unless the water is solar heated or firewood for the ecological reason. Every lodge has some kind of washing facilities but you must carry a bar of soap. Don’t feel hesitated to get warm bowl of water If the water frozen.
Toilets here are mainly Asian squat style. Basically toilets are outside your room and vary in how clean they are. You should not throw toilet paper in the toilet hole rather you should use rubbish bin that is kept inside the toilet.
On this trekking route local people have built tea houses lodge with food and beverage facilities. A simple room usually has two narrow beds. Note that while staying in the tea houses you will see the charming local people with their good hospitality services so be friendly in every way possible.
Extra Advice from Well Nepal Treks
You may see some beautiful, sweet children and poor ones that might make you to distribute balloons, chocolates, money and other stuffs. But, Well Nepal Treks suggest you better not to do so because it directly encourages them towards beggary and ask to every trekker which is also a sign of negative practice.
While on trekking, don’t forget to keep your valuables safe and secure. Do not left anything anywhere. Ensure that you lock your door when you leave your room and do not hang anything’s outside at night. We strongly recommend you to do double check always and anywhere possible.