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Mardi Himal Trek

A short trek in the Annapurna Region

  • Courtesy - Jay San
  • Courtesy - Jay San
  • Courtesy - Jay San
  • Courtesy - Jay San

Starting off with few days in Kathmandu, you will be driving to Pokhara and starting the trek the other day. The 7 days Mardi Himal Trek is a new off beat trek and best done in April and March. And later with couple rest days in Pokhara, you will drive back to Kathmandu and spend couple days in the capital before departure.


Includes

  • All transfers
  • All ground transportation
  • Domestic Flight (Chitwan - Kathmandu)
  • Greenline Bus (Kathmandu - Pokhara)
  • During Tour: guide, entrance fees and transport
  • During Trek: accommodation with all meals, guide and porter, permits, crew insurance
  • In Kathmandu: accommodation with breakfast at Hotel Radisson or similar
  • In Pokhara: accommodation with breakfast at Hotel Barahi or similar
  • In Chitwan: accommodation with all meals at Sapana Village Lodge or similar
  • All Nepal government taxes

Excludes

  • Bar Bills
  • Emergency evacuation charges
  • Personal medication
  • Personal insurance
  • Tips and gratitude
Day 1 | ARRIVAL DAY

On you arrival, one of us will be at the airport to receive you holding a Socialtours placard with your name on it. Then the drive from the airport to your hotel is of around 30 minutes but depending on the traffic. Later in the evening, you will be taken to an old palace restaurant where you will be eating all authentic Nepali foods.


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  • radisson hotel
  • car
Day 2 | HINDUISM AND BUDDHISM

This is the standard orientation tour. This tour connects two of the most important heritage sites of Kathmandu and learn more about Buddhism and Hinduism. The walk takes you from Pashupatinath, famous amongst Hindus, to Boudhanath, famous amongst Buddhists.


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  • radisson hotel
  • car
Day 3 | FREE DAY

Today is the free day. You can meet your friends on this day.


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  • radisson hotel
Day 4 | DRIVE TO POKHARA

The drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara is approx. 8 hrs long but depending on traffic. You can spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing and walking around the lakeside.


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  • hotel barahi
  • tourist bus
Day 5 | TREKKING | DAY 1 | DHAMPUS

Followed by breakfast, we will drive to Phedi. From this point our trekking starts. The 1 -2 hours of waking trail before Australian camp is gradually ascend. Then with few hours of Nepali falt level of trail we will reach our designation - Pothana.


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  • lodge
  • land | trek
Day 6 | TREKKING | DAY 2 | FOREST CAMP

This day will totally be Jungle walk. Most of the section is ascend. With sound of birds and fresh air inside jungle you will have a wonderful campsite at Konar Forest Camp with beautiful of Ghandruk on the southern side.


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  • lodge
  • trek
Day 7 | TREKKING | DAY 3 | LOW CAMP

Few hours of forest walk will lead us to the top of the hill where you will have amazing view of Annapurna Region with Mt. Machhapuchhere (fishtail). If lucky with weather we will able to see all the way to Manaslu. Total hours of trek is about 4 -5 depending upon the pace of the group.


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  • lodge
  • trek
Day 8 | TREKKING| DAY 4 | HIGH CAMP

Today is the day where we will be ascend more than 4000 meters. The distance will be shorter but time frame will be quite similar to other days. With slow pace we will try to make our campsite during the afternoon.


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  • lodge
  • trek
Day 9 | REST DAY| DAY 5 | HIGH CAMP

Today we will enjoy the beautiful sunrise from High Camp. During afternoon we will try to accommodate ourselves. We will be hiking about 3 -4 hours, in which we will try to reach Mardi Base Camp 4300m. Rest of the day will be enjoying environment.


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  • lodge
  • rest
Day 10 | TREKKING | DAY 6 | SIDHING

Today we will hike down to Sidhing from High Camp.


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  • lodge
  • trek
Day 11 | TREK AND DRIVE | DAY 7 | LUMRE | POKHARA

And today is the ;last day of trek, we will hike to Lumre and then drive to Pokhara.


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  • hotel barahi
  • jeep | trek
Day 12 | FREE DAY

You can walk around by the lakeside and just relax and chill.


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  • hotel barahi
Day 13 | DRIVE TO CHITWAN

On this day, you will be driving to Chitwan which takes around 6 hrs.


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  • sapana village lodge
  • car
Day 14 | ACTIVITIES AT CHITWAN

You will be spending the day doing many jungle activities like bird watching, canoeing, jeep safari, walking with the giants, visiting Tharu Villages and more.


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  • sapana village lodge
  • car | tourist bus
Day 15 | JUNGLE ACTIVITIES

You will be spending the day doing many jungle activities like bird watching, canoeing, jeep safari, walking with the giants, visiting Tharu Villages and more.


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  • sapana village lodge
  • car
Day 16 | FLY TO KATHMANDU

Today, you will be flying back to Kathmandu. You are on your own for the rest of the day. You can visit the markets and shops that are around and later we will treat you for a little farewell dinner.


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  • lodge
  • air | car
Day 17 | DEPARTURE

As per your flight schedule, you will be transferred to the airport.


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  • car
Day Location Activity Transport Hotel Meals
1 Kathmandu Arrival Day car radisson hotel D
2 Kathmandu Hinduism and Buddhism car radisson hotel B
3 Kathmandu Free Day - radisson hotel B
4 Pokhara Drive to Pokhara tourist bus hotel barahi B
5 Pothana Trekking | Day 1 | Dhampus land | trek lodge L | D
6 Forest Camp - Kokar Trekking | Day 2 | Forest Camp trek lodge B | L | D
7 Low Camp Trekking | Day 3 | Low Camp trek lodge B | L | D
8 High Camp Trekking| Day 4 | High Camp trek lodge B | L | D
9 High Camp Rest Day| Day 5 | High Camp rest lodge B | L | D
10 Sidhing Trekking | Day 6 | Sidhing trek lodge B | L | D
11 Pokhara Trek and drive | Day 7 | Lumre | Pokhara jeep | trek hotel barahi B | L
12 Pokhara Free Day - hotel barahi B
13 Chitwan Drive to Chitwan car sapana village lodge B | D
14 Chitwan Activities at Chitwan car | tourist bus sapana village lodge B | L | D
15 Chitwan Jungle Activities car sapana village lodge B | L | D
16 Kathmandu Fly to Kathmandu air | car lodge B | D
17 Kathmandu Departure car - B
Brief Itinerary Detailed Itinerary
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  • "Kathmandu - Thamel"

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  • Annapurna South and Humchuli seen at the background from Low Camp.

GEAR LIST | What to bring on this Trek?

Think only safety. Safety from the rain, the cold, the heat and the altitude. So simply put the bare essentials would be

  • RAIN - a rain jacket and if required during monsoon, rainproof pants
  • COLD - layers of clothings - thermals, tee shirt, fleece, windstoppers and down. Sleeping bag and liner for the night
  • HEAT - Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses
  • ALTITUDE - Water bottle, snacks and a great Attitude! The rest is all about building an itinerary thats going up slow!

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