'on high ridges of Mardi Himal beneath towering Machhapuchare Fish Tail peaks'
Mardi Himal Trekking, an exclusive walks on high ridges of Mardi Himal beneath towering South Face of magnificent Machhapuchare Himal as known ‘Fish Tail’, due to its twin fork summits, one of the unclimbed and virgin peaks in whole Himalaya region.
Mardi Himal Trekking suitable for all types of travelers from family-school /college groups to corporate people, to escape for a week in complete bliss of wilderness in the harmony of pristine nature and cool-fresh mountain air.
This short adventure of week duration Mardi Himal Trekking certainly the best way to enjoy your time in Nepal, as the walk leads you into impressive rural Gurung farm villages within cool shade of alpine forest covered with tall rhododendron (national flower of Nepal), pines, oaks and pine tree lines with ever-present Mardi Himal and Annapurna range of mountains.
Our wonderful Mardi Himal trekking starts from outskirts of scenic Pokhara heading towards North West to reach an isolated and remote corner of Annapurna at Mardi Himal base camp, our highest spot of the adventure at 4,500 m high offering spectacular panorama of mountain views.
After a grand time on the high hills and ridges of Mardi Himal areas, walking back on alternative and more scenic route visiting cultural Gurung village to reach back at scenic Pokhara where magnificent and mesmerizing Mardi Himal Trekking concludes.
On arrival at Kathmandu international airport via respective airlines, where you will be received by our office staff and guide with a warm welcome greeting and then transfer to your hotels in the hub of the city.
After checking into your rooms and getting refreshed join the other groups for the briefing on Mardi Himal Trekking, our guide offers you with useful important information regarding trek and your stay in Nepal with us.
The evening includes welcome dinner in a nice and authentic Nepalese restaurant with Folk Culture program of Nepal while having your dinner.
Morning, depart from the hotel for exciting tour around Kathmandu at places of great interest, Kathmandu city and its valley steeped with historical and religious monuments temples and monasteries listed as World Heritage Sites.
After an interesting tour afternoon free to relax and preparation for Mardi Himal Trek next early morning overland drive to Pokhara.
Morning depart from your hotel for interesting drive towards Nepal Mid West with exciting views past farm villages and towns on Nepal's main highway to reach Pokhara city.
On reaching at Pokhara after six hours of the interesting ride, transfer to hotels by the Phewa lakeside with time to stroll around where most of the hotels-restaurant-stores and shops located.
Pokhara a touristic and scenic spot blessed with natural scenery of mountains-green hills-valley with serene and calm lakes of Phewa and Begnas.
(Flying options to Pokhara of 30 minutes scenic flights)
Moringa short drive takes you further west to reach Dhampus Phedi, and then ride continues on winding uphill to reach a high ridge at Dhampus village with stunning panorama of Dhaulagiri-Annapurna-Manaslu with majestic Machhapuchare Himal 'Fish Tail'.
On reaching Dhampus with the sweeping panorama of mountains the first-day walk follows a ridge line heading North West on gradual uphill for few hours, walking past farm villages and terraced fields on the stone paved steps to reach at Potana for fist overnight stop with views of Annapurna Himalaya.
After a wonderful stop in Potana village catching views of Annapurna peaks, morning walk leads on main trekking trail for few hours to reach Deurali a hilltop, offering views of snow-clad peaks.
From Deurali leaving the main trail as our route heads north along a ridgeline into serene forested area with cool temperature and panorama of Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Huinchuli, with Annapurna IV-II and Lamjung Himal as walk leads on isolated areas then reaching at Kokar Forest Camp for overnight stop in the midst of forest surrounding in the comfort of nice and simple local lodge.
From here, morning walk leads higher with the climb to reach a summer pasture area for the overnight stop on a scenic spot named as Low Camp, with houses serving as lodges on route Mardi base camp, offers fabulous views of green landscapes and mountains.
This wonderful area offering the grand vista of beautiful landscapes and snow-clad peaks in perfect tranquility heading higher to reach at High Camp as the air gets thinner and cooler with a steep climb to reach High Camp where tree lines fade to short rhododendron and juniper bushes.
Here at High Camp with a lonely lodge for overnight accommodation with basic facilities commanding superb views of Annapurna Himalaya.
A free day at High Camp for the local excursion beyond High Camp to Mardi Himal as walk leads on the much high ridge to reach our highest point of the adventure at above 4,500 meters high.
The walk leads to a steep climb along a ridgeline to reach a hidden plateau at the base of Mardi Himal South Face with towering Mt. Machhapuchare; this area known as 'Other Sanctuary' named by early pioneer Jimmy Roberts, when he first explored this area in early 1970's. After enjoying the views of super mountain panorama return back on the same route to our overnight stop.
After a fabulous time on high ridges of Mardi Himal with scenic views where morning walk leads and back to forested areas, retracing the journey on the same trail to reach at Forest Camp for the overnight stop on the downhill walk.
Morning catching superb views of peaks, our last day walk leads downhill into forested areas following a newly built trails leading at lower areas at Landruk, a moderate size Gurung village where an exciting drive takes you back to picturesque Pokhara for last overnight by serene and calm Phewa Lake on completing our fantastic short and moderate walks on Mardi Himal trekking.
From Pokhara overland drive leads on the same route back to Kathmandu with amazing and wonderful time on Mardi Himal Trekking, on reaching Kathmandu transfer to your respective hotels with free afternoon for individual activities.
(Flying options of half hour on air to Kathmandu with sweeping panorama of mountains)
Your last day in Nepal, country of Himalayan wonders and as per your international flight time depart for homeward bound or to next respective connecting destinations.
Our staff and guide transfer you to Kathmandu airport after a mesmerizing memory and great time on Mardi Himal Trekking.