Mardi Himal Base Camp Trekking trial is located at Annapurna region. It is a kind of wilderness trek in the region. This trek offers exquisite close views of the Mt. Annapurna South, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Fishtail, Mt Lamjung Himal, Manaslu ranges.This adventurous and challenging trail is devoid of modernization and is a newly found, off beaten, exotic trekking location. The month of March is a best time to trek in this area, there will be lots of rhododendron and oak forests blooming with spectacular view of snow capped Mountains ranges. The High Camp offers spectacular scenery of the pristine Annapurna Range and the Mardi Himal and is a perfect sunrise and sunset viewing viewpoint. To reach the peaceful Mardi Himal base camp, a steep trek needs to be carried out.
Day 01 Travel from Singapore -Kathmandu 1300m (D)
Assemble at Changi Airport for our flight by Thai Airways – Arrive KTM 12:35) meet & greet by Brothers Team and transfer to hotel, dinner and overnight at hotel. Side excursion can be done around the Thamel area, or visit world heritage sites Syambhunath temple. Dinner & overnight at Hotel.
Day 02 Kathmandu – Pokhara by Private A/C coach ( Fewa Lake & view of Snow capped Mt) 850m- B,L,D
After breakfast, 5-6hrs drive to Pokhara passing through beautiful Nepal countryside..Upon arrival in Pokhara, check in to the hotel,. Fresh up then proceed for 1hrs boating at Fewa Lake. Dinner & overnight at Hotel in Pokhara.
Day 03 Pokhara -Drive to Phedi -Trek to Pothana 1970m-B,L,D
After breakfast, scenic drive to Phedi (30 minute drive) and then begin our Mardi Himal trek with a steep climb through the jungle, passing local villages until we reach Dhampus, our lunch stop. If the weather is clear, we will be able to see magnificent views of the Annapurna Mountain Range. Dhampus is a Gurung village; you will be able to see traditional Nepali houses and surrounding farmland. A gentle incline after lunch brings us to Pothana where we will camp or stay at lodge for the night.
Day 04 Pothana – trek to Forest Camp 2550m-B,L,D
After breakfast, we will begin our journey to Forest Camp, a steep uphill climb for most of the day through thick jungle with beautiful views of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. We may be lucky to catch glimpses of some of the abundant wildlife; leopards, deer, monkeys and many species of birds all live in this dense jungle. Overnight at Lodge or Camp.
Day 05 Forest Camp- trek to High Camp 4100m-B,L,D
Breakfast at Camp site, start our trek steep climb through the rhododendron and juniper forest. As you reach the top, you will be rewarded with the most breathtaking views of Machhapuchhre (fishtail mountain), the Annapurna Range, the valley of Annaurna Base Camp and Mardi Himal. Camp for the night.
Day 06 High Camp, trek to Base Camp (5-6hrs walk) 5300m-B,L,D
An early wake up call today so you can appreciate the most spectacular sunrise views of the mighty Himalayas. After breakfast, we climb to Mardi Himal Base Camp, which stands at 5300 meters. A challenging day walking along narrow, rocky trails, but all will be worth it for the awesome views of this majestic mountain environment. Mardi Himal is a sacred mountain for both Hindus and Buddhists and nobody to date has managed to reach the summit. Today, we should be able to see Nepal’s national bird: the lophophorus, flying above our heads. Camp for the night.
Day 07 High Camp -trek to Siding Village (6hrs walk down hill) 1280m-B,L,D
After breakfast, we will descent to low camp following the same trail we went up. We then leave the trail and trek into the forest, heading to the Mardi Khola River. We descend further to Siding and set up camp for the night.
Day 08 Siding Village -trek to Pokhara (2hrs trek and 1hrs drive) 850m B,L,D
After breakfast, start our trek gradually down between the pastures and through Tamang and Gurung villages. An easy hike today will take us to meet our transport in Lumre village, from here we will drive back to Pokhara. Upon arrival, transfer to Hotel for dinner & overnight. Pm free at leisure your own scroll around lakeside village.
Day 09 Pokhara – Kathmandu By private coach or ( by flight optional US$110) -B,
upon arrival in Kathmandu, free at leisure for your final shopping. Overnight at Hotel
Day 10 Leisurely breakfast in the hotel, drive to airport & fly home-B
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