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Nepal - Mardi Himal Trek (13 Days)

Mardi Himal trekking is a famous destination in the Annapurna region. The trek is positioned at the base of the Mardi Himal and Fishtail Mountain. The path goes along small winding paths through dense rhododendron forests. Then, you further climb out of the forest at an elevation of around 3,300 meters. The landscape changes quite abruptly into a rugged high mountain landscape. Then, you can enjoy the amazing views of Mardi Himal, Machhapuchre, Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri.


This program allows you to experience the same. While trekking to Mardi, you can walk through prosperous villages and remote settlements. With the view of Annapurna, Machhapuchre, Dhaulagiri, and their ranges, this trek is perfectly suitable for the trekkers. If you like to avoid the crowd and love to trek in isolation, it's the ideal place for trekking. Indulge yourself in the beauty of Mardi Himal and this trekking route.

This itinerary is a guideline only and we will follow the itinerary as far as possible but due to weather conditions, health conditions, natural disasters and other unfavorable phenomenon your guide might decide to amend or cancel the itinerary for your own safety. Your guide will help you at any time with providing information regarding conditions and safety during the treks.

Welcome To Kathmandu Nepal!
As you arrive, Asian Heritage Treks & Travel representative will welcome you at the Airport with your nameplate. Then, you shall immediately be transferred to the hotel. On the way to Hotel, you will pass by the Open cremation Place (Pashupatinath temple), Royal Palace Museum i.e. Narayanhity and Garden Of Dream before you reach Thamel. Your hotel will be in downtown of Touristic Hub. Our representative will facilitate you and discuss your travel itinerary. There will be enough time to stroll through the street of Thamel. 

Accommodation: Overnight in Yatri Suites and Spa or similar

After Breakfast, our tour guide will pick you up along with the driver and a vehicle. Firstly you will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, a UNESCO world heritage site where you can observe the typical wood-carved temples and buildings reflecting the ancient Kathmandu city. Afterwards, we will head towards Swyambhunath- the monkey temple where you can observe the panoramic view of Kathmandu city.
Then after, you will visit the Pashupatinath Temple, one of the biggest pilgrimage sites for the Hindu religion people in south-east Asia. You will explore the surroundings and observe the ritual body cremating ceremony process of the Hindu people. We can also visit another pilgrimage site nearby to the Pashupatinath Temple i.e. Guweyswori Temple. Lastly, we will visit Boudhanath Stupa, another UNESCO world heritage site. The stupa was built in 600 A.D. and is the only one of a kind of Stupa which reflects Buddhism in the world. We shall explore the surroundings of Boudhanath Stupa. After completing our sightseeing, you can get back to the hotel and enjoy some rest. 

Accommodation: Overnight in Yatri Suites and Spa

Today, we will drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. On the way, you can enjoy the greenery of the beautiful hills. Pokhara is rich with its pure and intact natural beauty. Just imagine the joy of observing the shadow of the Himalayas reflecting on Fewa Lake.
The valley is equally outstanding with elevated close-ups to the snowy peaks. Pokhara is famous for sightseeing, mountain views, and many adventurous outdoor activities. We will visit David’s Waterfall, Gupteswor Mahadev, and International Mountain Museum.

Accommodation: Overnight in Hotel White Pearl or similar

You will walk through the forest of red sandalwood and Rhododendrons. Today, you have to walk through flat land followed by a gentle climb and then descend. On the way, you also have to walk through the dense forest. If the weather is clear, you will see the panoramic view of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu and some other ranges.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available local lodge

You will walk through the forest of red sandalwood and Rhododendrons. Today, you have to walk through flat land followed by a gentle climb and then descend. On the way, you also have to walk through the dense forest. If the weather is clear, you will see the panoramic view of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu and some other ranges.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available local lodge

Today, the trail gradually climbs through the rhododendron forest following the ridge. You can enjoy a closer view of Mt Fishtail and Mardi Himal. You find yourself closer to a clear blue sky with a view of Himalayan foothills. It's a sweeping valley towards the south. There are couples of local lodges in the Low camp for overnight stay. 

Accommodation: Overnight in best available local lodge

The trail further climbs along the ridge towards Mardi Himal and Mt Fishtail. Now, you will leave the tree line and arrive in the shrubby alpine zone. Snow capped peaks of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Fishtail loom in a distance above the deep valley. High camp is a small pasture after the climb. Here, you find yourself above the clouds and closer to Snow capped peaks. 

Accommodation: Overnight in best available local lodge

Today, the trekking is more difficult than other days with a steep climb and long walk. The trail becomes more vertical at some points with uneven and steep rocky steps. The first steep climb will take about 2 hrs to the ridge top which is marked as MBC (Mardi Himal Base Camp). However, the real base camp will take another 2 hrs along the ridge. The view is amazing along the ridge. While Mardi Himal and Mt Fishtail appear right above you, view of Annapurna I, Gangapurna and Annapurna III appears at a distance.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available local lodge

Today, you will return down to Forest Camp. Even though the scenery is stationary, the sunlight makes it different and interesting. You will spend some time in the Base camp and enjoy watching the change in sun rays. You will commence walking down to a forest camp after breakfast. On reaching the forest camp, you can spend your time resting on the surrounding areas of Forest Camp.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available local lodge

After breakfast, you descend through the rhododendron and Maple forest. Then, you reach to the permanent settlements closer to the valley basin to Lawang village. Lwang is a Gurung and Ghale village with a rich culture and happy people. The village is the best place to watch the Nepalese countryside lifestyle.
The village farmers also grow organic tea in their meadow. The waterfall in the outskirt of the village offers exciting canyoning adventures. You will enjoy the organic Lunch served by the local people in Lwang village. After lunch, you will rest for some time and walk down to the Mardi River basin. Here, you will catch the vehicle and drive back to Pokhara. Check-in to the Hotel. 

Accommodation: Overnight in Hotel White Pearl or similar

This day, you will have a scenic drive back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Kathmandu, you will be then transferred to your hotel. In the evening, you can stroll around the downtown area in Thamel. and enjoy the evening.

Accommodation: Overnight in Yatri Suites and Spa  or similar

Today, our guide will receive you and then drive you to Patan. You’ll be driven to one of the ancient cities inside Kathmandu valley i.e. Patan Durbar Square. In Patan, you will be visiting other UNESCO World Heritage sites. We will visit Krishna Temple and Patan Durbar Square. Later on, visit the Patan Museum, where you can learn more about the history of Patan and the kings who reigned here.
Later, visit the Golden Temple, a major attraction for both Hindu and Buddhist people. Then-after, we will be visiting Bhaktapur. You will be amazed by the architecture of the place. Until today, the city has been able to be kept intact in its old form. You can observe the old wood carved buildings all around Bhaktapur. 
We will visit the Nyatapola Temple, one of the biggest temples in Nepal. Here, you can also take the pottery making class using the traditional methods. You will visit the Pottery Square. Here, you can also take the pottery making class using the traditional methods. Here, you will be taught to design your own pot. Once you have your basic shape hammered out, you can even choose to adorn your creation.

Accommodation: Overnight in Yatri Suites and Spa or similar


Your trip will come to an end today. First, you will be advised and assisted with your onward travel arrangements. Then, we shall transfer you to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport. You will reach the airport 3 hours before your flight schedule.

Have a safe journey onward.

Includes

All land transportation by private vehicle.
5 night accommodation throughout the trek on room only basis in the best available hotel, lodge or camp.
4 night accommodation in 4* Yatri Suites & Spa or similar in Kathmandu on breakfast basis
2 night accommodation in Hotel White Pearl or similar in Pokhara on breakfast basis
ACAP, TIMS,Trekking permit  & other necessary permits.
An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed holder trekking and tour guide.
All Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, and accommodation.
All government and local taxes.
First aid kit.


Excludes

Your Personal Expenses
Food, Drinks/ Beverage bills.
Entrance Fees for Heritage Sites & others (Approx. 50$ per person)
Tipping (Tips for guide, drivers and supporters)
Travel Insurance.
International Flights.
Extra costs for upgrading rooms and services at hotels if/when available
Donation in temples, schools, monasteries, etc.
Personal Hiking gear, personal kits.
Emergency rescue evacuation insurance of any kind.
What's not mentioned in Includes

To enhance your experience in Nepal, we give you the possibility to add one or more extra activities to this travel package. The step of adding these is available in the "Book now" process.

Do not hesitate to check each extra activity. They can be booked also separately.

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