Mardi Himal trekking - 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 in a camp 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 in a camp.
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 in a camp.
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 in a camp.
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 in a camp.
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.