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Mardi Himal Trek

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  • Destination:Nepal
  • Trip Grade:Easy
  • Max Elevation:4200 m
  • Total Duration:7
  • Geography:Mountain/ Forest/ Village
  • Religions:Hinduism/Buddhism
  • Ethnic People:Gurung/ Magar/Chhetri
  • Region:Annapurna
  • Transportation :Tourist Bus/Private Car/Flight

Mardi Himal Trek route was open to travelers in 2012. In the short time, it was introduced, it has garnered much praise from trekkers from in and out of the country due to its short trek route along with magnificent sceneries.

Mardi Himal Trek will take you through the Annapurna region of Nepal, to the highest point of your journey which is the Upper View Point at 4200m. From the Upper View Point, you will be able to witness a breath-taking panorama of Annapurna Ranges, Mardi Himal, Machhapuchhre, Himchuli, Tent Peak, and so on. Against the backdrop of blue skies and barren hills adorning the snowy peaks, this is certainly a once in a lifetime view you will be able to witness.

Mardi Himal Trek will start at the capital city, Kathmandu where you can witness the perfect blend of culture with modernity. As you move on to Pokhara, the ambiance changes to a more scenic serenity due to the giants- Machhapuchhre and Annapurna looming at the skyline of the city, rising from the view of green hills that surround the valley. Your trek will take you through forests of oak and rhododendron which is common around this region, but nonetheless very beautiful. You will visit some of the best view-points such as the Low Camp and High Camp at an altitude of 3035m and 3590m respectively. You will also be able to witness the traditional village of Siding and experience the culture of rural Nepal.

Independent Trekking Guides Adventure brings you Mardi Himal Trek with a beautifully planned itinerary, with the perfect balance of trekking and recreation. An experienced guide will trek with you throughout your journey to help you understand the culture as well as the trails of this trek. Independent Trekking Guides Adventure hopes that you will have a wonderful time with memories you will cherish for a lifetime to come, which will further prompt you to explore the beautiful country of Nepal even more.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu, 1350m.
  • Day 02: Fly/Drive to Pokhara, 820m, 7hrs drive
  • Day 03: Drive to Kande1 hr, trek to Forest Camp 2,540m 7-8 hrs.
  • Day 04: Trek to Low Camp 3,035m, 4 Hrs
  • Day 05: Trek to High Camp 3,590m, 4 hrs.
  • Day 06: Hike up to Upper View Point 4,200m, back to High Camp 4.5 hrs.
  • Day 07: Trek to Siding Village1280m, 5 to 6 hrs.
  • Day 08: Siding Village to Pokhara
  • Day 09: Fly/Drive to Kathmandu
  • Day 10: Departure to International Airport.
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Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu, 1350m.

You will arrive at the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu through the country’s only international airport, Tribhuvan International Airport. Our representatives will aid you towards your hotel. Kathmandu is a busy city where you can witness a great diversity in terms of culture. You can visit a few cultural heritages located in the city such as Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, and Swayambhunath. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Fly/Drive to Pokhara, 820m, 7hrs drive

From Kathmandu, you will drive or take a flight to the city of Pokhara. Pokhara is a scenic city with famous view-points such as Sarangkot hill. The view from the banks of Phewa Lake is amazing as the beautiful hills surrounding the lake is crowned with two mountains- Annapurna and Machhapuchhre. You can enjoy the lively atmosphere of Lakeside. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 03: Drive to Kande1 hr, trek to Forest Camp 2,540m 7-8 hrs.

From Pokhara, you will take a short drive of 1 hour to Kande. The drive will be beautiful, with scenic views of hills. You will then trek towards Forest Camp. The trail will take you through dense forests of oak and rhododendron. From Forest Camp, you can see a panoramic view of Manaslu range and Dhaulagiri. Overnight in Forest Camp.

Day 04: Trek to Low Camp 3,035m, 4 Hrs

From Forest Camp, you will trek for 4 hours towards the Low Camp. The trail will take you through dense rhododendron forests which is a beautiful sight to see when in full bloom. Located at an altitude of 3035m, Low Camp offers you beautiful views of Machhapuchhre and Mardi Himal against the backdrop of hills, forests, and clear blue skies. Overnight in Low Camp.

Day 05: Trek to High Camp 3,590m, 4 hrs.

From Low Camp, you will trek towards High Camp which will take you around 4 hours. The trail will take you through rhododendron forests, grassy slopes as well as pastures where yak and sheep graze. High Camp is one of the most beautiful places with a 360-degree view of Mardi Himal, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna ranges, Himchuli. Below, the entire Modi River Valley can be seen. Overnight in High Camp.

Day 06: Hike up to Upper View Point 4,200m, back to High Camp 4.5 hrs.

You will trek for 4 to 5 hours to reach Upper ViewPoint from High Camp. You will reach the highest point in your journey at an altitude of 4200m. The view from here is absolutely exquisite. On a clear day, with the backdrop of blue skies, you can witness several mountains such as Mardi Himal, Annapurna Ranges, Himchuli, Tent Peak, and Machhapuchhre and so on. Overnight in Upper View Point.

Day 07: Trek to Siding Village1280m, 5 to 6 hrs.

You will take a trail that will take you to Siding Village from Upper View Point in 5 to 6 hours. Siding is a traditional Nepali village that lies tucked away in the folds of lush, green hills. You can interact with the locals to get a glimpse of their lifestyle and culture. Overnight in Siding Village.

Day 08: Siding Village to Pokhara

From Siding Village, you will trek back to Pokhara which will take you around 3 hours. You can explore the cuisine and lifestyle of Pokhara city as it mainly caters towards tourists from both in and out of the country. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 09: Fly/Drive to Kathmandu

You can either take a flight or drive back to the capital city, Kathmandu, Either way, the journey will be scenic with the views of hills and rivers, the latter of which seems to snake its way throughout the route. Overnight in Kathmandu. 

Day 10: Departure to International Airport.

Our representatives will aid you towards Tribhuvan International Airport for your departure. We hope to see you again, as you explore the beautiful country of Nepal through further treks and expeditions.

Our trip to Nepal such a memorable one

I am part of a group of 4 girls who coordinated with Jagat for our 'mini' version of the Annapurna Circuit in early September 2017. We wanted to do the circuit badly but did not have enough time. Jagat and his team came up with a customized itinerary for us to start the trek from Jagat and end at Jomsom which we then flew to Pokhara to take a bus back to Kathmandu. The whole itinerary was very flexible and day to day arrangements can be altered by just communicating with our guide, Gopi. He will come up with the best plan to accommodate our wants and needs. 

From the moment we landed at the airport in Kathmandu to the moment we flew out of Nepal, everything was extremely well taken care of by Jagat and his team. Our guide, Gopi and porters, Raju and Tej (whom we call Dada) were like family to us during the entire trek. They were always checking on us to see if we have enough to eat, enough drinking water or can we cope with the trek. They even offered to carry our day packs when they saw us struggling. In fact, I think at most times, if not all, our interests were placed above theirs. They will go all the way out just to help you if there is anything you need at all on the trek. 

I don't think we'll be able to find another more patient, caring, trustworthy and detailed team of guides and porters. It was our pleasure to be able to trek with them. They had made our trip to Nepal such a memorable one that all of us didn't want the trip to end. Thank you for the great hospitality. I really look forward to visiting and trekking in Nepal again.

I would readily recommend Jagat and his team to anyone planning to trek in Nepal.

Love from Malaysia,

WanLing  

WanLing ,
Malaysia

This was my third trip to Nepal and most enjoyable.

I recently had the great pleasure of climbing Island Peak in the Khumbu, Nepal. Jagat Lama was a passionate and dependable resource for trekking and mountaineering in Nepal. He was on the spot as far as preparation for the trip. This was my third trip to Nepal and most enjoyable. Hiring a light and independent team allowed for a cost-effective, flexible and efficient way to climb in Nepal. His assistance was with me from the airport arrival through to departure. He took care of my every need and allowed me to focus on my goal of the summit of Island Peak. My climbing guide, his brother Lal, was competent, caring and successful. I left Nepal with new friendships. I readily endorse his services and would encourage anybody to go with the Independent Trekking Guides. They are honest, caring and willing to make your holiday the most memorable you have ever had. Please, don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about my experiences in Nepal.
Mark Lui,

It was my dream trip come true.
2010

I am 66 years old and have done a lot of hiking in the USA as well as climbing Mt. Fuji, Orizaba and Iztaacchuatl volcanoes in Mexico. We have hiked to the bottom and back of the Grand Canyon at least 25 times on most of the various trails to the bottom. For me, the crowning trek was to hike in the Himalayan range. We contacted Jagat Lama in Kathmandu, Nepal and signed up for our adventure to hike for two weeks with porters and guides. Our group of friends included three men and three women aged from 60 to 75. I'm sure this would be a daunting task for Jagat and his guides.

We all hiked from Lukla to Namche which was Bill's goal (he's the 75-year-old). One of the guides stayed with Bill, and we continued with the two outstanding guides, Chet and Chandra. These two guides did everything for us; got all of our bags from the porters and put in our rooms, took our menu selections to the cooks, and discussed the plans for the following day. The guides made allowances for some who were having some altitude adjustment issues and gave positive feedback to everyone. They were very patient with all of us and really tried hard to ensure we stayed healthy and happy. I can honestly say that these were two of the best guides weíve ever had. On our hikes, the guides had to work around some of us who liked to take pictures but needed to do some additional acclimation at higher altitude. As a result three of us were able to hike all the way to Mt. Everest base camp. It was like a moonscape. We met the Korean team that was going to climb Everest as soon as the weather looked better. The base camp is awesome with tents all over the place with prayer flags, and ice towers and rocks everywhere.

At 5:00 am we were going to climb Kalapathar (5545m.) When we went out it was snowing and foggy. The weather in the valley is usually clear in the morning, foggy in the afternoon, and big clouds in the later afternoon. Chandra said we should start for Kalapathar as he felt it would clear up - and sure enough, the snow stopped and the sun came out. We made it to the summit in snow and ice.

From this mountain, we took fantastic views of Mt. Everest and Lhotse. We saw an avalanche and heard the cracking sounds coming from the Khumbu glacier. The valley we hiked was very interesting. It surpassed my expectations. I had no idea how many memorials there would be erected for the Everest climbers. It's a sight to see. There were many stupas and monasteries. There are many rock faces that have a Buddha painted or adorned with prayer flags and the rows of prayer wheels to spin. The landscape goes from lush vegetation to flower trees, to pine trees and then the tree line to tundra and almost a moonscape. The children were fun to play with and photograph. As we headed down the valley to Lukla, my wife became sick and we saw that she couldn't hike all the way down. Our great guides arranged for a horse for her to ride so we wouldn't miss our plane. At Lukla, I took my wife to a new, wonderful hospital where she was treated and given medicine. When we reached Kathmandu, there was a strike by the Maoist Communist Party that closed all of the businesses. Jagat again came to our rescue by getting a van and getting us to the airport. He, Chet and Chandra babysat us to make sure we got through the security hassle and on to the right plane. I can't imagine anyone doing anything more or better that Jagat, Chet, and Chandra could have done to make this a wonderful experience that exceeded our expectations. I recommend his services to you if you're planning to go anywhere in Nepal or Tibet. It was my dream trip come true.
Everest Base Camp Trek
Bob Hacken / Catherine L. Bordner,
HOOD RIVER, OREGON 97031 USA

Dreams of trekking in the Himalaya.
May 2010

In April/May 2010 I was part of a group of nine individuals who used Jagat Lama to coordinate our trek to Kala Pattar and Everest Base Camp. From taking care of obtaining our TIMS cards on the first day all the way through to seeing us off to the airport in Kathmandu when our trip was finished, Jagat took care of everything. Trust me when I say that there are a lot of details that need tending to in between the two above events. Jagat and his crew exceeded all expectations and made our trip stress free. This fact allows one to concentrate of the arduous task of getting to Base Camp while trusting Jagat and his crew to care of the daily details such as obtaining food and shelter. I highly recommend that you do as I did and have Jagat and his crew work with you to meet your Nepali dreams of trekking in the Himalaya.
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Tom Tracey,
Rose Valley, WA USA

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