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Mardi Himal Trekking

Mardi Himal is the name of the long rising ridge and its summit (5,588m), that forms the south westerly slope of Mt. Machhapuchhre, immediately below its sheer south face. Machhapuchhre, which towers majestically over the Pokhara Valley, is best known as ‘Fishtail Mountain’ because of its twin peaks that mirror the image of a fish tail. It is superbly beautiful and is considered sacred. Permission to climb it has, so far, always been denied.

Trip Facts
  • Difficulty : Moderate
  • Duration: 9 Days
  • Trip Grade :
  • Destinations : Nepal
  • Activities : Trekking
  • Departure Date :
  • Best Seasons :Mar - May, Sep - Dec
  • Highest Altitude :4500 m
  • Start - End :Kathmandu - Pokhara

Mardi Himal is the name of the long rising ridge and its summit (5,588m), that forms the south westerly slope of Mt. Machhapuchhre, immediately below its sheer south face. Machhapuchhre, which towers majestically over the Pokhara Valley, is best known as ‘Fishtail Mountain’ because of its twin peaks that mirror the image of a fish tail. It is superbly beautiful and is considered sacred. Permission to climb it has, so far, always been denied. This trek climbs through forests and above the tree lines to follow the ridge that takes us up to 'High camp'(3,620m), where time is spent acclimatizing while being awestruck by the views. Annapurna South seems near enough to throw a rock at and Machhapuchhre close enough to touch. Finally, we enter the wilderness territory as we go beyond 4,500 meters, where the great ice fields and blue glaciers of Annapurna Base Camp lie below. Around us, in an arc from east to west, are a dozen or more glistening snow-capped giants, with Annapurna I being the highest of them all, that provide a view that is almost impossible to equal. Conquering this wilderness territory and the incredible proximity of 5 of the highest mountains in the world leaves one feeling they have explored.

Day 01 - Arrive in Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel.Day 02 - Drive to Pokhara (6-7hrs). Alt. 820m / 2,
689ft.
Day 03 - Drive to Phedi (30mins) and trek to Pothana Alt. 1,890m / 6,199ft. (3 1/2 hrs)
Day 04 - Trek to Forest Camp Alt. 2,500m / 8,200ft. (4hrs)
Day 05 - Trek to Low Camp Alt. 3,170m / 10,397ft. (2 1/2 hrs)
Day 06 - Trek to High Camp Alt. 3,620m / 11,873ft. (2 1/2 hrs)
Day 07 - Trek up to 4,500m for breathtaking views & trek to Low Camp Alt. 3,170m / 10,397ft. (5 1/2 hrs)
Day 08 - Trek to Lwang Alt. 1,280m / 4,198ft. (7hrs)
Day 09 - Trek to Anante Thati (2 1/2 hrs) & then drive back to Pokhara (1hr & 15mins) 

(Our trips end in Pokhara for your further stay, on request we can help arrange your return ticket to Kathmandu)

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When it comes to money we would like to explain to you what you are paying for. We are a local company providing world-wide travelers with internationally qualified services. We provide you with the lowest prices possible for fully inclusive trips that have no hidden fees. As one of the leading trekking companies in Nepal, we guarantee your safety, satisfaction, and long-lasting memories of your experience. You can check our feedback on two of the world's most trusted travel advice websites - Trip Advisor and Lonely Planet's Thorntree.

Cost Includes

  • International & domestic airport transfers as per the itinerary.
  • Internal transport and flight within Nepal as per the itinerary.
  • 3 meals a day while trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) as indicated by the itinerary.
  • Accommodation while trekking in twin sharing basis tents or local lodges / guesthouses.
  • All trekking and climbing related permit & fees.
  • Professional English speaking guides and porters.

Cost Excludes

  • International air fare to/ from Nepal.
  • Lunch and dinner prior to the trek, please allow US$ 20 per day.
  • Meals at airports and whilst in Kathmandu/ Pokhara - allow per day.
  • Entry Visa fees - at present for 15 day, US$ 40 for 30 day, and US$ 100 for three month visa on entry into Nepal.
  • Insurance which covers, medical, emergency evacuation, lost, theft expenses.
  • Drinks: both alcoholic and bottled other than sterilized drinking water.
  • Laundry fees.
  • All foods and beverages other than on the itinerary. 
  • Personal gear and expenses.
  • Tips and gratitude provided to staff.

Note:  Airfare is not included in the tour price.