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Mardi Himal Trek
- Scenic Beauty: The trek offers stunning vistas of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, with panoramic views of iconic peaks like Fishtail (Machapuchare), Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli.
- Ridge Walks: Trekkers can relish the thrill of walking along picturesque ridges, providing an immersive experience with diverse landscapes, lush rhododendron forests, and pristine alpine meadows.
- Cultural Immersion: The trek allows for interactions with local communities and provides opportunities for a homestay experience, offering a glimpse into the rich culture and traditions of the Nepali people.
- Variety of Routes: Mardi Himal Trek offers multiple trekking options, including the Mardi Himal Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit, and Poon Hill Trek, allowing trekkers to customize their adventure based on their preferences and time constraints.
Mardi Himal Trek
During your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara, you will reside in comfortable 3-star hotels. However, once you embark on the trek, your nights will be spent in tea houses. These tea houses, reminiscent of lodges or guesthouses, retain their historical moniker from four decades ago when they primarily served tea to travelers. Today, they offer nourishing meals and cozy bedrooms to trekkers and climbers. This traditional term “tea house” still prevails in the parlance of Nepalese trekking agencies, hence the label “tea house trek.” The amenities at these tea houses vary from one village to another. While some feature attached bathrooms and hot water facilities, others offer more basic accommodations, necessitating shared toilet and bathroom facilities. Given their high-altitude and remote locations, some tea houses provide dormitory-style lodging. However, they all supply a bed, pillow, blanket, and bedsheet, although it is advisable to carry your own sleeping bag.
- Kathmandu: 2 Nights in a 3-star hotel
- Pokhara: 2 Nights in a 3-star hotel
- Mountain Tea House/Guesthouse: 6 Nights during the trek
Your trip package includes transportation fare, ensuring a hassle-free experience in Nepal. This fare covers airport pickup and drop-off via private vehicle, as well as the convenience of a tourist bus for the Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu route.
Arrival and Briefing:
Upon arrival at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport, our team will be readily visible, holding a signboard bearing our company name. You will be promptly transferred to your hotel, where one of our representatives will provide you with detailed trip information. If time permits, you may also visit our office or receive the briefing in your hotel lobby.
In Kathmandu and Pokhara, we provide daily breakfast at your hotel. While trekking in the mountainous terrain, your body requires ample energy due to the higher altitude. Consequently, we offer meals that balance carbohydrates, protein, and fat content. You will receive three hearty meals a day: breakfast, lunch, and dinner, along with tea or coffee.
- Breakfast: 10
- Lunch: 6
- Dinner: 7
The farewell dinner serves as a momentous occasion for both you and us. We will enjoy an authentic Nepali dining experience in a traditional restaurant. This is an opportunity for you to share your Nepal experiences, get acquainted with our company team, and express your thoughts about our services while savoring a delightful meal together.
As a token of appreciation and affection, our company will present you with an accomplishment certificate along with traditional Nepali gifts. This gesture symbolizes our gratitude for entrusting the Travel Max Guide team with your journey.
About Travel Max Guide Team:
Travel Max Guide comprises a team of dedicated professionals with over a decade of experience in the tourism industry. We are passionate about adventure and committed to sustainable tourism practices. Our journey began with a noble purpose, initially involved in social work to support the education of underprivileged children in Nepal. Recognizing the need to raise funds, we devised a strategy to establish our own travel business, thereby generating local resources by organizing trekking, tours, and outdoor activities in Nepal.
Our team consists of local experts and licensed guides certified by the Nepal Government. We are well-versed in first aid, climbing and trekking techniques, and possess comprehensive knowledge and training relevant to our field.
Given the trek’s high-altitude nature, with elevations exceeding 3,000 meters, travel insurance is imperative. It is essential to secure comprehensive insurance coverage in your home country before arriving in Nepal, prior to commencing your trek. Your insurance policy should include provisions for medical expenses, helicopter evacuations from altitudes between 5,000 and 6,000 meters, and other health-related contingencies. Please furnish a copy of your insurance policy to our company, which will facilitate the process in case of a mountain rescue operation as described above.
Passport and Visa:
Before embarking on your journey to Nepal, ensure that your passport maintains a validity of at least six months. Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, you can obtain a Tourist Visa ‘On Arrival’ by following a swift and straightforward procedure. It is advisable to carry four passport-sized photos. If you hail from China or SAARC countries, you are eligible for a free visa.
Nepal offers trekking opportunities throughout the year, catering to a wide range of preferences. Below are the recommended trekking seasons, each with its unique charm:
- Autumn Season (September to November)
- Winter Season (November to February)
- Spring Season (March to May)
- Rainy Season (June to August)
As a trekker, you can choose from various trekking styles in Nepal, including Tea House Trekking, Camping, Home Stay, and more. Travel Max Guide provides a comprehensive list of trekking experiences, categorized for your convenience. Please visit our website for further details, and if you require customization, do not hesitate to contact our travel planner.
Extend Your Holiday and Optional Services:
At Travel Max Guide, we heed our previous clients’ suggestions and our vast experience in the tourism industry to offer exclusive extension holidays, optional itineraries, and additional services. These optional add-ons provide you with the flexibility to tailor your Nepal experience to your liking. You can incorporate these options at the time of booking, or if you have specific holiday plans, simply send us an email, and our travel planner will respond promptly.
Group Trekking and Private Treks:
For group treks, we typically accommodate a minimum of two people and a maximum of 30 participants. Our group treks are led by knowledgeable guides, with one porter assigned for every two trekkers and an assistant trekking guide for groups of eight or more. However, if you prefer a private trek tailored to your schedule and requirements, we are pleased to accommodate solo trekkers and create customized itineraries to suit your needs.
Supporting a Worthy Cause:
Travel Max Guide is an initiative of First Act Nepal (FAN), an organization dedicated to creating a positive impact. You may wonder why we are contributing to social causes when there are already numerous such organizations. The answer is simple: we believe in sharing our blessings. Our guiding principle is “Love Your Neighbor as Yourself,” and we aim to live by it.
Travel Max Guide allocates a portion of its income to support FAN’s child sponsorship program, which assists the children of Nepal. Our small contribution can make a significant difference in the lives of those longing for love and support. We aspire to build a more inclusive community where everyone has opportunities for growth and development. Let’s share what we can and act on our heartfelt intentions.
We consider volunteering to be a pivotal aspect of our work. If you are interested in volunteering or engaging in social initiatives during your visit, please feel free to contact us. We can guide you on how to contribute meaningfully to the local community.
Special Events and Travel Photography:
If you wish to capture your travel moments in a special way, Travel Max Guide offers travel documentaries and travel photography trips throughout Nepal. We can create a captivating documentary of your journey and capture extraordinary moments for you. This special service is not included in the standard price package, so please inform us of your group size, timeframe, and requirements.
Travel Photography Tours:
Upon request, we can organize travel photography tours in Nepal. These tours include the expertise of a photographer who will lead you through the picturesque landscapes of Nepal. Whether you are a seasoned photographer, part of the filming industry, or simply interested in learning photography, Nepal offers an ideal backdrop. Please contact us for further details.
We look forward to being part of your extraordinary journey in Nepal and sharing unforgettable experiences together. Travel Max Guide is here to transform your travel dreams into cherished memories.
Detail Itinerary of Mardi Himal Trek
Embark on an unforgettable journey that begins and concludes in Kathmandu. Our 11-days Mardi Himal Trek includes top-tier accommodations, hassle-free transportation, the guidance of certified and expert local trek leaders, and all the necessary permits for your trekking adventure.
Vital Note for Your Itinerary:
Upon the successful completion of your 7-day journey, you will return to Kathmandu via a tourist bus from Pokhara. To ensure a smooth and well-prepared start to your trek, we highly advise all travelers to arrive in Kathmandu at least one day prior to the departure date, ideally in the afternoon. This additional day will provide ample time for essential guidance, equipment checks, comprehensive weather briefings, and emotional support.
Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal
Welcome to Kathmandu, the enchanting city of temples. As the most developed city in Nepal, we are strategically located here to cater to your every need. Your journey with us begins right at Tribhuvan International Airport, where our dedicated team stands ready to greet you with our distinctive TRAVEL MAX GUIDE SIGN BOARD bearing your name. This ensures you can easily spot us upon your arrival.
From the airport, we will swiftly transport you to your designated hotel in a comfortable vehicle. Alternatively, you can opt to visit our office, where you are encouraged to inquire about any aspects of your trip. While at our office, you can relax with a cup of tea or coffee. If time permits, you may choose to explore Thamel, the bustling tourist hub conveniently located just outside our office doors.
We are here to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Whether you have specific culinary preferences or activities you’d like to experience, simply let us know, and we’ll introduce you to the delights that travelers like you most cherish when exploring new destinations. Your comfort and satisfaction are our top priorities.
Drive to Pokhara (827m/2,700ft) Duration: 6 hours
Following this warm reception, your journey continues as you make your way to the tourist bus station. Along this scenic route, you’ll traverse charming towns, quaint villages, and picturesque landscapes. The journey will treat you to terraced farmlands and the meandering beauty of rivers.
After a few hours of travel, you will arrive in the enchanting City of Lakes, known as “Pokhara.” Pokhara proudly holds the distinction of being Nepal’s second most popular tourist destination, following closely behind Kathmandu. This vibrant city offers a plethora of exciting tourism activities, including paragliding, zip-lining, and bungee jumping. Pokhara is also renowned for its captivating tourist attractions, such as Davis Falls, the World Peace Pagoda, and Bindhyabasini Temple, among others.
Upon your arrival in Pokhara, you will proceed to check in at your designated hotel. In the evening, you are encouraged to take a leisurely stroll around the serene Phewa Lake, immersing yourself in the tranquility and natural splendor that graces this remarkable city.
Drive to Phedi and trek to Deurali (2,100m/6,720ft) Duration: 30 minutes' drive, 4-5 hours trek
Your journey continues from Pokhara as you board a bus destined for Phedi. Phedi serves as the starting point for your trek, marking the initial leg of your adventure. As you embark on the trekking trail, you’ll initially encounter a path composed of well-crafted stone steps. This initial portion of the trail presents its own unique charm.
As the trail progresses, it undergoes a transformation, leading you through terraced fields, quaint villages, enchanting forests, and eventually, to the charming village of Dhampus. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture and take in the sights and sounds of this picturesque setting.
Continuing your trek, you will reach Deurali, where you will spend the night. At Deurali, you’ll be treated to a breathtaking panoramic view of the Modi Khola Valley, with the towering peaks of Annapurna South (7,219 meters), Mardi Himal (5,587 meters), and the iconic Macchhapuchhare (6,993 meters) dominating the landscape.
En route to Deurali, you will also pass through the Australian Camp, offering you an expansive and awe-inspiring vista of the Annapurna Ranges, which includes the beautiful city of Pokhara in its backdrop. This remarkable viewpoint promises a mesmerizing spectacle of nature’s grandeur.
Deurali to forest camp (2,520m/8064ft) Duration: 6 hours
The trekking trail guides you into a lush green forest adorned with abundant rhododendron trees. It’s worth noting that the rhododendron holds the esteemed status of being Nepal’s national flower. As you marvel at these beautiful blooms, you continue your journey along the trail, eventually arriving at Forest Camp. Upon your arrival, you’ll find yourself with a few precious hours to explore the surrounding area.
The trekking path remains tranquil, and your footsteps lead you past a tapestry of oak, maple, and hemlock trees. Forest Camp, also known as Kokar, serves as a serene oasis within this enchanting natural setting. It’s a place where you can immerse yourself in the tranquility of the forest, appreciating the rich diversity of plant life that flourishes here.
Forest Camp to low camp (2,970m/9,504ft) Duration: 5 hours
Continuing your trek, you ascend along a winding trail that leads you through a lush forest. This forested terrain unveils the diverse facets of biodiversity, offering a fascinating journey through the region’s rich natural tapestry.
From this forested expanse, your path guides you to Low Camp, a charming village that doubles as a spectacular viewpoint. At Low Camp, you’ll be treated to a jaw-dropping panoramic view of the majestic Fishtail Mountain (6,993 meters), a sight that will undoubtedly leave you breathless in awe.
En route to Low Camp, the trekking trail meanders through a landscape adorned with abundant rhododendron trees. As you venture deeper into this pristine wilderness, you’ll encounter the lush beauty of moss, lichen, and the elegant presence of tree ferns, adding to the enchantment of your journey.
Low camp to high camp (3,540m/11,328ft) Duration: 4 hours
Continuing your ascent along the uphill trekking trail, you’ll soon find yourself approaching the majestic peaks of Mardi Himal (5,587 meters) and Fishtail (6,993 meters). As you make your way towards these iconic summits, you’ll gradually leave behind the lush vegetation zone and transition into a more rugged terrain.
This area also serves as the habitat for the Daphne pheasant, which holds the esteemed title of being the national bird of Nepal. The trail leading you to High Camp offers glimpses of these magnificent birds and their natural habitat.
From the trekking trail, you’ll be treated to awe-inspiring vistas of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli, two prominent peaks in the Annapurna Range. The sensation of walking across the grassy hillside to reach Mardi Himal is akin to embarking on a wholly new and captivating experience.
In summary, the highlight of today’s trek encompasses the breathtaking views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and the iconic Machhapuchhre, ensuring that your journey is filled with remarkable natural wonders and awe-inspiring vistas.
High camp to upper viewpoint (4,250m/13,600ft), return back to high camp Duration: 3 hours
Today’s trekking trail continues with the same uphill and downhill terrain, but it takes on a new character as it becomes steeper and narrower. However, it’s important to note that while the trail may be steep, it is not considered challenging. Walking on such a path provides a unique and invigorating experience, adding an extra layer of adventure to your journey.
This trail will lead you to the Upper Viewpoint, where you will be rewarded with a breathtaking panoramic vista. From this vantage point, you’ll be able to marvel at the grandeur of Mardi Himal (5,587 meters), Annapurna I (8,091 meters), Annapurna South (7,219 meters), Hiunchuli (6,441 meters), Baraha Shikhar (Mt. Fang) (7,647 meters), Tent Peak (5,695 meters), Singhachuli (6,501 meters), and the iconic Machapuchhre (6,993 meters). It’s a sight that will leave an indelible mark on your memory.
En route to the Upper Viewpoint, you may also encounter dzos, which are remarkable hybrid creatures combining the traits of yaks and cows. Additionally, you’ll come across numerous small huts belonging to local herders, providing a glimpse into their traditional way of life. This leg of your trek ensures a rich and immersive experience in the heart of nature’s wonders.
High Camp to Siding Village (1,700m/5,440ft) Duration: 6 hours
Both Low Camp and High Camp offer their own unique charm and highlights that make them special destinations on this trek. After savoring the splendors of these two locations, your journey takes you back along the same trekking trail you followed to reach High Camp. However, the key difference this time is that you’ll be descending, which typically makes the trek easier and allows you to appreciate different perspectives of the landscape.
Your first stop on the way down is Low Camp, where you can relish the serene atmosphere and scenic beauty once more. From Low Camp, you’ll continue your descent, heading towards Siding, a picturesque traditional village. Here, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture and enjoy a homestay experience, gaining insights into the authentic way of life in this charming village. It’s a wonderful way to connect with the local community and create lasting memories of your trek.
Trek to Lumre, drive to Pokhara Duration: 2-3 hours trek, 2 hours' drive
Today, your journey continues along the descending trekking trail, which is notably easier and more relaxed than the uphill trek. Along the way, you’ll pass through charming villages such as Kalimati and Ghalel, each offering glimpses of local life and culture.
After several hours of trekking, you’ll arrive at Lumre, where a jeep awaits to transport you to Pokhara. In Pokhara, you will catch a flight to Kathmandu, making your return to the capital city more efficient.
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you’ll find our team eagerly waiting for you at the airport. From there, we will be pleased to assist you either by taking you to your designated hotel or to our office, based on your preference. This marks the conclusion of your remarkable Mardi Himal Trek adventure.
Pokhara to Kathmandu by the tourist bus Duration: 6-7 hours
Today, you’ll embark on a scenic drive from Pokhara, often referred to as the City of Lakes, to Kathmandu, known as the City of Temples. The landscape transforms as you leave behind the lush forested regions and enter areas with less vegetation. Along the way, you’ll encounter picturesque rivers, streams, and breathtaking hilly landscapes, providing a visually captivating journey.
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you will proceed to check in at your designated hotel, marking the beginning of your stay in the capital city.
In the evening, you’ll have the pleasure of enjoying a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepali restaurant. This special evening will be enhanced by vibrant Nepali dance performances, providing a cultural and memorable conclusion to your Mardi Himal Trek adventure.
As your remarkable journey in Nepal comes to an end, you’ll be departing from the bustling city and the awe-inspiring natural landscapes. Your departure process begins with our team picking you up from your hotel.
Where your trekking adventure was a paradise, your journey back home is a return to your native land. Three hours before your scheduled flight, our team will ensure that you are comfortably picked up from your hotel and transported to the airport. This marks the final chapter of your incredible Nepal experience, but the memories and experiences you’ve gained will stay with you forever. Safe travels on your journey back home!
- Twin sharing accommodation with Breakfast plan in Kathmandu and Pokhara at 3-star hotel
- Guesthouse/ Mountain Teahouse/ Homestay accommodation during the time of trekking
- Pickup from the airport and a hotel as well as drop off in a private vehicle
- Tourist bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu
- Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Full board meal (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) with tea/coffee during the time of trekking
- As indicated in the itinerary
- Nepal Government certified English speaking local trekking guide
- ACAP Permit and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) Permit card for trekking
- Official paper documents Government taxes and local fees
- Insurance of Guides, including their meals, salary, lodging, and transportation.
- A comprehensive medical kit.
- Farewell dinner in a restaurant with a cultural show.
- Trip accomplishment certificate.
- All government taxes
- International flights tickets
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Nepal entry visa
- Personal trekking equipment and expenses like water, laundry, phone and bar bills
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from your trip (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary. Expenses due to unavoidable events, like flight cancellation, strikes, and others
- Tips to your guide, porter, and driver
- Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the “cost include” section
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