On first arrival at Kathmandu-Nepal international airport, our staff and guide will receive with traditional welcome. A short drive to your hotel in the hub of Kathmandu city, on checking into your nice rooms. After getting refreshed from the jet-lag, join at the hotel lobby and at meeting room for trek briefing provided by our guide or leader. Information about the hotel, lodge on treks with full details of trekking trails, food and accommodation on treks. As well with do’s and don’ts with welcome group dinner in an authentic Nepali restaurants with local cultural program along with Nepali meals.
Morning after breakfast, the city / cultural guide will meet you at the hotel for tour around Kathmandu World Heritage Sites. As well visiting interesting places of steeped with history and culture. After the tour back at the hotel, preparation for Mardi Himal base camp Trekking
Morning leaving the hotel for exciting overland journey to beautiful Pokhara, the renowned tourist city in Nepal. The drive leads on the main highway following the Trisuli River, quite popular river for rafting. On reaching Mugling Bazaar, then heading due west facing views of Manaslu and Annapurna Himalayas.
As the drive reach Pokhara city, and then transfer into a nice hotel by the calm Phewa Lake side. Where all good hotels, restaurants and shops are located.
Morning after a good breakfast, a few hours of interesting drive leads beyond the Pokhara city and the valley outskirt. During drive enjoy views of Annapurna range of peaks with majestic Machhapuchare Himal the famous Fish Tail that dominates the Pokhara valley. The drive leads on Pokhara-Baglung, Beni highway reaching Kande village, situated on the roadside. From here walk begins with climb leaving the low warm farm land of paddy fields.
The uphill walk continues through several farm settlements and thin forest to a beautiful spot at Australian Camp, also called as Thulo Kharka. A wide grazing field with number of nice lodges, facing grand vista of Annapurna, Manaslu and Dhaulagiri peaks. After enjoying the views of Himalayan peaks, walk leads down on the main trail with short climb to Potana. A small nice settlement with many good lodges facing magnificent views of Machhapuchare Himal. At Potana having lunch, afternoon walk uphill into cool forested path to Pritam Deurali.
A small place, situated on a high ridge with few nice lodges, where our route diverts from this scenic hill top. Check into a lodge, rest of the afternoon marvel the surrounding beautiful dramatic landscapes of rolling hills with snow-capped peaks.
Morning with lovely views of Mt. Dhaulagiri above the ridges of Ghandruk village, today a short moderate walks to Forest Camp. After good breakfast, the walk heads north from the main trails of Dhampus and Landruk routes.
Leaving the lodge at Deurali, walk starts heading north following off the beaten trail, seldom trekked by few trekkers. The walk leads to short climb and on gradual winding path amidst dense woods. Then slowly the walk ends on reaching a small forest clearing at Forest Camp for overnight stop. Enjoy the afternoon with short walks facing views beautiful rolling hills and snow-clad peaks.
Another short day walk to Lower Camp, before reaching towards higher terrain the morning walk follows through lovely woodland. After few hours of exciting and pleasant trek with short uphill to reach Low Camp. Enjoy the overnight in the comfort of a nice simple lodge, after lunch free at leisure for rest or short hike.
From Low Camp, the walk enters the higher ridges of Mardi Himal, as tree lines slowly fades for short alpine bush. The trek follows the high trail through a small settlement of Badal Danda camp. As trail leads to climb on dry and barren terrain reaching High Camp for lunch and overnight halt for two overnights.
Afternoon at leisure and relax around the high altitude areas, a good place for rest and acclimatization.
Leaving High Camp, after an early breakfast then setting off towards our main goal and highlights to Mardi Himal Base Camp. Follow our guide walking on high ridges reaching at a wide spot, where Mardi View Point located.
Having a refreshing break, continue walk further up on vague path, seldom used only by trekkers for Mardi Himal climb. After a tough strenuous walks of few hours reaching at the bottom of Mardi Himal and close to towering peaks of Machhapuchare Himal. Enjoying the surrounding spectacular panorama of snow-capped peaks, head back to High Camp for last overnight around Mardi Himal.
From High Camp a long descent to Badal Camp, means a misty place where most afternoon is filled with thick mist. The trail follow on the same route till the small settlement of Badal Camp is reached for overnight halt.
Today, one of the longest walks of the journey, leaving the Badal Camp on the downhill trail to Siding village. Walk follows through dense woodland crisscrossing on the winding path with more downhill. As walk continues to reach a nice farm village at Siding. Enjoy the last overnight around the foot-hills of Mardi and Annapurna Himalayas. Staying in the comfort of a nice simple country lodge before heading back to Pokhara.
Having breakfast walk towards the motor stand on the road-head for drive to Pokhara. Board on vehicle for exciting drive back to beautiful Pokhara for lunch and overnight stop. Enjoy the afternoon exploring the lakeside facing grand views of Annapurna and Manaslu Himal range. Pokhara offers wide range of short Adventure Sports activities, like Para Gliding, Bungee Jumping, Zip Line and Ultra-Light flight etc.
Morning leaving the hotel in Pokhara, drive in a private vehicle or on regular Tourist Bus, as per size of a group. The scenic and interesting overland journey to Kathmandu on the same exciting highway. After hours of driving reaching back to your hotel in Kathmandu, rest of the day at leisure.
Enjoy an extra day in Kathmandu with individual activities or get into shopping spree. Interested people can join for another interesting tour of other cities of Kathmandu valley. Sightseeing around Patan / Lalitpur or the famous Bhaktapur city Durbar Square, worth a visit.
After an enjoyable and most mesmerizing time in Nepal, around the Himalayas on Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek. As time for departure, our staff transfer you to international airport for flight homeward bound or to next port of call.
Age is no bar for this short moderate trek for a week duration, family with young kids and elderly people can join. But all needs to be physically fit and in sound health to cope with ups and downhill walks. Rest of the walks is normal spending overnights in a nice lodge with comprehensive food menu to enjoy.
For young infants, can hire extra porter to carry the kids if required, especially on ups and downhill.
Nearly all villages and lodges have electricity from Hydro or Solar power, where one can charge their electronic items. Where client needs to pay an extra fee for using the power as per gadgets charged. As for internet and cell phone communications, every lodges have the Wi-Fi and internet services, but can be quite disturbing sometimes due to weather and location wise.
From Potana onwards to Mardi Himal and High Camp, accommodation are simple and basic till the end of the trek at Siding village. All lodges en route are simple with basic rooms, having common bathe and toilets. But serves good foods as per the menu provided on every lodge restaurants in a nice large dining rooms.
The foods includes from Continental, Chinese, Indian, Tibetan to Nepali meals and refreshing hot drinks of choices.
The itinerary we have provided, allows much time for acclimatization, although a high altitude walk. Where steep climb involves for some days, but taking short rest and enjoying the surrounding views will overcome the toughness. As well enjoying the climb to reach Mardi Himal base camp. Overall it is a moderate adventure, taking slow and following the itinerary days we have set to make the trek enjoyable and most interesting for all trekkers.
Yes, certainly of course a short panoramic flight of 30 minutes to land at Pokhara domestic airport, and vice versa on the way back. But the flight airfare depends upon the cost as set on the itinerary days. If the flight is not included on trip cost, it will be at extra cost, where trekkers needs to inform the Trek Landers Adventure on early booking.