One of our team representatives will pick you up at the Tribhuvan International Airport after your arrival. He/she will take you to your hotel. After check-in, you can relax for the rest of the day. In the evening, you will meet with other team members and your guide. You will also have traditional welcome dinner along with cultural Nepali dance. Overnight in the hotel.
Mardi Himal Trek Itinerary
Day 01 Arrive in Kathmandu 1,350m and transfer to hotel.
Day 02 Drive to Pokhara 820m, 6-7 hrs.
After having breakfast, you will begin your drive towards Pokhara. The drive will be long and offer scenic views along the way. You will get to see beautiful views of lush green hills, rivers, terraced fields, and small settlements. Upon reaching Pokhara, you will move to your hotel. In the evening, you will do boating on the lovely Fewa Lake in the shadow of Mt. Machhapuchhre (6993 m) and explore the bustling streets of Lakeside. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 03 Drive to Kande 1,770 start trek to Potana 1890 m via Australian Camp, 4 hrs.
Today, you will drive to Kande, which will take around an hour to reach. After reaching Kande, you will begin your trekking towards Australian Camp. The trail will not be too long. You will ascend steeply towards Australian Base Camp and continue to reach Potana. On the way, you will see a beautiful view of the surrounding and Himalayan mountains. Overnight in the lodge.
Day 04 Trek to Kokar Forest Camp 2,520m via Deurali, 6-7 hrs.
You will begin trekking on a plain path, which goes through a lovely pine forest. Further, you will trek through enchanting rhododendron, birch, maple, hemlock, and daphnia forests that make the trail even more thrilling. You will stay overnight in the lodge at Kokar Forest Camp.
Day 05 Trek to Low Camp 2, 4-5 hrs.
You will ascend along a wonderful forest of orchid, mosses, fern, rhododendron, and lichen to reach the Low Camp. On the way, you will get to witness panoramic views of Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), Annapurna Range (8,091 m), and Mardi Himal (5,587 m). You will stay overnight in the lodge.
Day 06 Trek to High Camp 3, 5-6 hrs.
You are going to trek towards the High Camp today. The trail will be short yet present one of the best views of the entire trek. You will trek through Mardi ridge along with the stunning views of Mt. Annapurna South (7219 m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6441 m), and Mt. Machhapuchhre (6993 m). Moreover, gorgeous rhododendron bushes and colorful Danphe (national bird of Nepal) is another major attraction during the trek. Upon reaching the High Camp, you will check-in the lodge, freshen up, and later explore the region.
Day 07 Hike to Mardi Himal West Base Camp 4500m.
Today is the most exciting day of your trek as you will trek up to the Mardi Himal West Base Camp, which is located at 4500 meters. You will wake up early in the morning and begin ascending gradually towards the base camp. Upon reaching the base camp, you will get to witness breath-taking views of Mt. Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6441 m), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6993 m), Mardi Himal (5587 m), Tent peak (5663 m), Baraha Shikhar (7647m), Singhachuli (6501m), and many other snow-capped mountains. After spending some time at the Mardi Himal West Base Camp, you will descend back on the same route to reach Low Camp where you will spend the night.
Day 08 Trek to Siding village 1700m via Low Camp – 4 hours, Drive back to Pokhara via Mardipul , 2-3 hrs.
After having breakfast, you will begin descending towards Siding Village. The trail can be slippery and sloppy so, you have to be careful while descending. Trekking on the hillside of the Siding village along the bank of the Mardi Khola, you will also go through beautiful farms and a suspension bridge to reach the picturesque Siding village. From here, you will drive back to Pokhara on the same day via Mardipul. The drive will be scenic, and upon reaching Pokhara, you will be escorted to your hotel. You can explore the nearby areas on your own. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 09 Pokhara to Kathmandu by flight evening farewell dinner
Today, you will return back to Kathmandu. You have to options either drive or fly to Kathmandu. the flight will be short and present you bird-eye views of the snow-capped mountains, hills, rivers, forest, and small settlements. In the evening, you will have delicious farewell dinner. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 10 Transport to airport for departure.
You will be escorted to the Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight back to home.