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Looking for the trek to know the real Nepal. White Lotus Adventure brings you to the Mardi Hill Package. Especially designed to help you know the real culture of Nepal. Mardi Himal base camp Trek is one of the many treks in the Annapurna region. It takes you to the the base camp of Mardi Himal (5587m) at an altitude of 4500m.

The trail can be accessed from Pokhara. Pokhara is lake city famous for its Mountain views. Such as Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchhre views and Phewa Lake. The actual trekking takes about 7 days. The gain in altitude is quite rapid especially from beyond the village of Pothana. The entire trail is within the territory of Annapurna Conservation Area. The trail crisscrosses the forests of rhododendron and pines, streams, rivers, terraced farms and rural villages.

Magnificent glimpses of Annapurna Himalayan range helps you to create beautiful memories. Once you reach the High Camp at 3900m you will be able to see the full view of the Mountains. The closer view of Machhapuchhre and Annapurna becomes breathtakingly beautiful at Mardi Himal Base Camp. You will be close to Mt. Machhapuchchhre, Annapurna I, II, III & IV, Dhaulagiri and Himalchuli. So close that you feel like you can touch it.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu via various airlines and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: In Kathmandu options for sightseeing tour and trek preparation.
Day 03: Drive or Fly to Pokhara 860 m (30 mins by air) with 6 hrs overland.
Day 04: Drive to Dhampus 1,540 m and trek to Potana 1,895 m - 04 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Kokar Forest camp 2,515 m via Deurali 2, 050 m - 05 hr
Day 06: Trek to Badal Danda / Low Camp 2,970 m - 05 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to High Camp 3,700 m - 05 hrs.
Day 08: At High Camp for hike to Mardi Himal base camp above 4,495 m.
Day 09: Trek to Low Camp - 05 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Siding village 1,750m - 05 hrs.
Day 11: Drive back to Pokhara 850 m -04 hrs walk and ride.
Day 12: Drive / Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 13: International Departure homeward bound or respective countries.

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Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu via various airlines and transfer to hotel.

On reaching at Kathmandu international airport received by White Lotus staff / guide for short transfer in the heart of Kathmandu at Thamel area an interesting place after checking into your hotel room, meet at hotel lobby for group briefing regarding Annapurna Base Camp Trekking with other information to make your stay in Nepal enjoyable.

Evening includes welcome dinner in authentic Nepalese restaurants with culture programs of the country.

Day 02: In Kathmandu options for a sightseeing tour and trek preparation.

Free day in Kathmandu for leisure activities where you can join in our sightseeing tour around the city places of Interest as Kathmandu valley steeped with world heritage sites, rest of the day preparation for Mardi Himal Trekking

Day 03: Drive or Fly to Pokhara 860 m (30 mins by air) with 6 hrs overland.

Morning overland journey to Pokhara of about 5- 6 hrs drive to reach Nepal Mid- West where ride leads past interesting farm villages and towns with views of snow capped mountains till you reach Pokhara.

On arrival transfer to your hotel by the lake side of Phewa, with time for short walk around the lake side with views of Annapurna peaks. Dinner either in respective hotels or outside restaurants near the lake side (Flight options 30 minutes to reach Pokhara by air from Kathmandu)

Day 04: Drive to Dhampus 1,540 m - 02 hrs trek to Potana 1,895 m - 03 hrs.

After a pleasant stop at scenic and beautiful Pokhara enjoying views of Annapurna Himal and Machhapuchare peaks "Fish Tail", after breakfast taking a drive beyond Pokhara valley to start our first day trek to high and mid hills of Annapurna Himalaya. Drive leads along with grand views of Annapurna past farm villages and towns and then heading towards high hill around large farm village at Dhampus facing grand panorama of Annapurna, Manaslu range includes towering Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’.

From this beautiful view spot, walk leads higher along hill trails into forest areas to reach another scenic spot in a village at Potana for overnight stop with great views of Annapurna Mountains.

Day 05: Trek to Kokar Forest camp 2,515 m via Deurali 2, 050 m - 05 hrs.

After a nice and enjoyable overnight at Potana, morning walk continues on main trail reaching at a hill top at Pitam Deurali, facing views of landscapes and snow peaks.

From Deurali our route heads north leaving the main trekking trails into sheer wilderness where walks leads along a ridgeline into serene forested area with cool temperature views of Annapurna I and South and Huinchuli, including Annapurna IV -II and Lamjung Himal towards east after a good walk reaching our overnight stop in the midst of forest surrounding at Kokar Forest Camp with few basic lodges for trekkers.

Day 06: Trek to Badal Danda / Low Camp 2,970 m - 05 hrs./h5>

From Forest Camp, where morning walk heads to steep uphill path with steep climb to reach a pasture land for overnight stop on route Mardi-Fish Tail base camp with super views of surrounding landscapes and mountains at close range.

Day 07: Trek to High Camp 3,700 m - 05 hrs.

This scenic spot offers grand panorama 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 steep climb to reach at High Camp where tree lines fades to short rhododendron and juniper bushes.

Here at High Camp with a lonely lodge for overnight accommodation with basic facilities commanding super views of Annapurna Himalaya.

Day 08: At High Camp for hike to Mardi Himal base camp above 4,495 m.

Another day with overnight stop at High Camp to explore around Mardi Himal and Fish Tail base camp, walk leads towards high ridge on highest point of the trek above 4,490 m.

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 1960's. After enjoying the views of super mountain panorama return back on same route to our overnight stop.

Day 09: Trek to Low Camp - 04 hrs.

After being in high areas of Mardi Himal downhill towards deep forested areas reaching at Low Camp with free afternoon for short walks around this nice peaceful surroundings.

Day 10: Trek to Siding village 1, 680 m - 05 hrs.

After marvelous time on high ridges of Mardi Himal with great views heading back into forest of rhododendron and pines trees, retracing the journey back on same trail at Jungle Camp and beyond with more downhill walk to reach at Sidang village located at the junction of East and West route towards Mardi Himal areas, at Sidang farm village for overnight stop ending our long day nice walks.

Day 11: Drive back to Pokhara 860 m short walk with 2 hrs rides.

Morning catching fantastic views of snow peaks, last day walk leads to the road head for short drive back to Pokhara, leading past Mardi Pul with views of mountains on route Pokhara, where our Mardi Himal and Fish Tail base camp trekking concludes at picturesque Pokhara by the calm lake of Phewa Lake for last overnight stop around Annapurna region.

Day 12: Drive / Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Morning after breakfast drive back to Kathmandu on the same interesting highway past farm villages and town with last few hour climb to reach the valley rim that takes you into the city of Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.

(Flight options 30 minutes to reach Kathmandu from Pokhara by air)

Day 13: International Departure homeward bound or respective countries.

As per your international flight time for homeward bound or to next respective destinations, depart from the hotel where White Lotus staff transfer you to Kathmandu International airport with final farewell after a great adventure and experience on Mardi Himal Trekking.

13 Days

Trip Highlights

  • Trek to Mardi Himal Base camp at 4500m
  • Magnificent views of Mardi Himal, Annapurna and Macchapuchhre
  • Explore world famous Annapurna conservation region
  • Enjoy the culture of Gurung and Magar ethnic groups
  • Trek through the forests of pine, oaks, cedar and rhododendron

Cost Includes:

The inclusion is constant until some changes. Changes such as Group size may vary the inclusion.

  • All airport/hotel/land transfers by private or public vehicle unless otherwise requested Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner.
  • Teahouse/Lodge accommodation during the trek with all meals included.
  • Sightseeing tours in Kathmandu, Paten and Bhaktapur including a tour guide and entrance fees.
  • Experienced trek leader, assistant guide and Sherpa porters including their salaries, insurance, equipment, flight, food and accommodation.
  • All necessary permits (national park entrance fee, TIMS).
  • A comprehensive medical kit.
  • All government and local taxes wherever applicable

Cost Excludes:

  • Nepal visa fee ($30 and two passport photographs are required).
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch in Kathmandu, unless requested for Extra accommodation nights other than stated in the itinerary.
  • Travel and rescue insurance