Mardi Himal Peak Climbing (11 days) - days

Overview

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 11:Departure

Itinerary

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.

Day 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara to Deurali

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.

Cost Details

Services include:

Necessary Local Transport by Private vehicle

 Accommodation in Kathmandu at standard hotels with breakfast.

 Sightseeing in Kathmandu with tour guide. 

Entrance fee of all sightseeing spots in Kathmandu, National park fees on Treks

 Accommodation on Lodge/Guest House/Tent while on treks. 

Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking including Tea/coffee.

 Experienced government license holder trek guide and porter to carry your luggage.

 Insurance of our field staff.

 Permits and Group medical supplies (first aid kit) 

Kathmandu- Pokhara-Kathmandu flight ticket including 15 kg Baggage’s 

TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System card)

All additional government tax & Permit.

Climbing Permit, Climbing Guide & Camping Equipment

Services exclude:

Nepal entry visa fee 

 International / any air fare. 

 Travelers insurance 

 Alcohol, hot and cold drinks) 

 Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu 

 All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. flight cancellation, personal illness, strike, Political Disturbances etc.

Trip Facts

 Trip Name: Mardi Himal Climbing

Trip Duration:  19 Days

Trip Area: Annapurna Region

Maximum Altitude:  5587 M

Minimum Altitude: 827 M

Trip Type: Trekking, Climbing & Camping             

Trip Grade: Easy                    

Price: Starts from 2200 USD

Suitable For: All Fit Trekkers

Best Season: Aug - Dec & Feb - May (12 Month Possible)

   

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