Ktm - Pokhara - Pothana - Forest Camp - High Camp - Forest Camp - Landruk - Ghorepani - Hille - Pohara
Mardi Himal Trek is the less touristy area, eco-tourism and natural trekking trail in the popular Annapurna region. Mardi Himal trekking is spectacularly on the base of Mardi Himal 5587m, and impressive holy mountain Mt. Machhapuchchhre, Annapurna range, Himachuli and scenic valley of ABC trek as well as beautiful Pokhara city with Fewa Lake. Mardi Himal is a real peace trekking trail due to no villages and fewer trekkers. This trek is open in 1961AD. And the month of March and April trekkers can enjoy with colorful rhododendron flowers along the trip.
Mardi Himal trek map is the star from Pokhara to Phedi 45m drives then ascending to Dhampus Gurung village 1650m. There is the stone-paved trail to Pothana 1890m, Deurali (view of Annapurna South and Hinchuli), Kokar Forest Camp (Close view of Ghandruk), Low Camp, High Camp and Kali danda (Excellence view of Mountains Peak, View of Annapurna Trek and Pokhara Valley) to Mardi Himal Base Camp West 4500m. Such way we descent to Kokar Forest Camp through to Landruk, Ghandruk, and Ghorepani then trek descending to Pokhara.
30 Min. Hotel
Our office staff will be waiting in the International airport to pick up you with private vehicle and transfer to booked hotel in Kathmandu, after rest, we will brief about Mardi Himal trek and introduce with your guide and porters.
35 m and 6-7 hrs Hotel
Many options to go Pokhara where air, private and deluxe tourist bus. We manage our guest as our guest interest what they prefer for their travel to Pokhara.
5-6 hrs Lodge
We left the Guesthouse in Pokhara around 7 am and drove to the trailhead, Dhampus Phedi, arriving there just before 8 am, the route from Phedi is a good one and very few trekkers choose to start the trek from here. The trail is gradually up to Dhampus village then flat and then after an early lunch slightly uphill to Pothana (1950m) and the ACAP / TIMS checkpoint, then up again to Deurali (2100m).
6 hrs Lodge
There is a right turn in Deurali signposted “Forrest Camp” the trail is through jungle, at first up then undulating on the top of a ridge, there is a section just over half way where the trail drops steeply and then slowly gains height and then back onto the ridge and into Forrest Camp (2600m) after about 4 hour trekking. There are now 3 lodges in Forrest Camp.
4-5 hrs Lodge
The trail is initially quite steep leaving Forrest Camp but soon gets less steep as you again get upon the ridge, about an hour up from Forrest Camp there is a new teahouse called “Rest Camp” which doesn’t as yet appear on the trekking maps, this would make a viable alternative if you arrive at Forrest Camp and have both strength and daylight available – From Forrest Camp to Low Camp is only a short days trekking through more jungle with occasional glimpses of Annapurna South before getting into Low Camp (2970m) after around 2 ½ to 3 hours. Although there are 2 lodges in Low camp only as two lodges also they open just one.
5 hrs Camping Trek
The trail leaves Low Camp again in the jungle, but the trees soon start to get smaller and after about one hours trekking I broke out of the jungle and onto the open ridge with spectacular views of Machhapuchhre ahead, and Annapurna South to my left. The trail then undulates along the ridge and after about 3 hours trekking we arrived at High Camp (3700m).
Hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500m) and return to High Camp in around another 4 -5 hours. This makes a long day but there is also a viewpoint about halfway, from where you can see awesome view then continue to Mardi Himal Base Camp West and overnight at High camp.
5-6 hrs Camping Trek
Having a hot breakfast in high camp, trek descending to low camp then inside the jungle then if group feel hungry can have lunch then trek down to Forest camp for overnight.
5-6 hrs Lodge
Forest Camp to Jhinu trail takes a 5-6hours for trekkers which roughly and the trail is easy and Nepali flat. The trail Landruk is down then all the way flat to Himalpani, slightly up to new bright then straight to Khomrong River after that slice of cake uphill to Jhinu Danda. Jhinu danda is the famous place for natural hot spring all trekkers love to stay inside the natural hot water pool then overnight at lodge.
4-5 hrs walk 2 hrs drive Lodge
Having breakfast in Jhinu then trek start to walk all the way to Nayapul then take private to Pokharovernightht at the lodge.
6-7 hrs Hotel
By deluxe tourist bus, it takes 6-7 hours from Pokhara to Kathmandu. There is another option airway, private vehicle too.
- Airport picks up and drops services arrival day and departure.
- 3 nights standard hotel on BB plan (1 night in Kathmandu and 2 nights in Pokhara).
- Kathmandu to Pokhara by deluxe tourist bus.
- Pokhara tourist bus station to hotel by car.
- Pokhara to Dhampus Phedi by car.
- Nayapul to Pokhara by car.
- All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Tea/Coffee in a cup during the trek).
- Accommodation along the trek.
- License holder guide ((Including his food, lodge, insurance, transportation, equipment, salary etc.)
- Require porters (Including their food, lodge, insurance, transportation, equipment, salary etc.)
- All require legal documents (TIMs and ACAP Permit).
- Trekking equipment; (Sleeping bag and Down jacket)
- Gov taxes.
- Trekking and city map.
- First aid medical box.
- Fresh and dry fruits during the trek.
- Token of love from company.
- Farewell lunch or dinner as a suitable time.
What's not included?
- Extra night hotel in Kathmandu/Pokhara.
- Travel Insurance
- Drinks: coca, mineral water, beer, hot shower, battery charge, wifi etc.
- Some snacks; chocolate, bars etc.
- Tips for guide and porters.