Mardi Himal Trekking
Mardi Himal Trek course is quickly developing its notoriety for being the best off the beaten trekking way of the Annapurna district. It is situated in the east of the Modi Khola. Mardi Himal is one of the minimum went to trails in Annapurna Region. It is an ideal condition to experience the genuine embodiment of trekking enterprise. During the Trekking course you can see the incredible of Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Annapurna South, Himchuli, Machhapuchhre and different pinnacles. The recently opened trekking course would raise the soul of excite inside any spirit. Astonishing perspectives of grand mountain ranges with a few high pinnacles (Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchre and Manaslu) will welcome the trekker all through this low to high elevation Himalayan climb. The trek bears numerous all encompassing perspectives, including Mt Fishtail, and you will encounter the life and culture of the Gurung and Magar bunches who live in this locale.
The trekkers proceeds higher and subtropical woodland is replaces by the elevated backwoods. We will spend the day at the High camp with the chance to investigation more higher edge toward the base of Mardi himal and Fishtail crest on the sensational Annapurna himalayan range. The trail experiences the settlement of different ethnic gatherings where you can appreciate distinctive societies. Climbing through the towns of indigenous groups, eating two course dinners of staple Daal Bhat and strolling through the trails grasping wild blossoms and Rhododendron and never leaving massif of Annapurna at the back stage, is an existence adjusting brave trek that you could never at any point run over in life.
Day to Day Itenary
Day 1 Kathmandu Arrival and Transfer to hotel
Day 2 Sightseeing of Kathmandu City
Day 3 Flight or drive to Pokhara (820m). 6-7 hours.
Day 4 Trek from Pokhara to Pothana (1970 m), 5 hrs.
Day 5 Trek from Pothana to Forest Camp (2550 m), 7 hrs
Day 6 Trek from Forest Camp to High Camp (3,580 m), 6 hrs.
Day 7 Trek from High Camp to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4,120 m), 5 hrs
Day 8 Trek from High Camp to Siding Village (1280 m), 7 hrs
Day 9 Trek from Siding Village to Pokhara (850m), 3 hours trek and 1 hour drive
Day 10 Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, 7 hrs.
Day 11 Departure to the International Airport
Day 01 Kathmandu Arrival and Transfer to hotelWe heartily welcome you to Nepal. Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, our representative waiting you outside, greets you with great reverence and earnestly transfers you to the hotel. Before dinner, you could walk around Thamel or spend time as you wish. Overnight at Kathmandu
Day 02 Sightseeing of Kathmandu CityKathmandu Valley is full of historic and cultural place. Our City Guide will take you for Kathmandu Valley City Tour. This tour include 4 places inside Kathmandu Valley including world heritage Patan Durbar Square, Pashupati Nath Temple, Boudha Stupa and Syambhunath Stupa also known as Monkey Temple. As well as we visit typical local newari homes and culture. At the same day we prepare necessary backpack for Trekking.
Day 03 Flight or drive to Pokhara (820m). 6-7 hours.The 6-7 hours drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara gives us scenic pleasure of terraced farmland and countryside. Passing many rural settlements, following the Trishuli River and Marshyangdi, we reach to Pokhara. If we fly, it is an interesting flight over the peaks about half an hour.
You can enjoy the night city tour in pokhara and lake side of pokhara on the beach of fantastic Fewa lke. Overnight at Pokhara.
Day 04 Trek from Pokhara to Pothana (1970 m), 5 hrs. After breakfast, we drive from Pokhara to Dhampus. These days, there is rough, dusty road direct to Dhampus via Shimpani, and after 18 km Ghatte Khola. After Dhampus, it is an hour walk up hill then we reach to Pothana. It is the good location for the Mountain View. We can trek from Phedi to Pothana as well. We can drive to Kande and start our trek to Dhampus, We pass through the rhododendron forest, terraced field, little hamlet en route.
Day 05 Trek from Pothana to Forest Camp (2550 m), 7 hrsAfter breakfast, we climb steep way through beautiful forest along with the amazing views of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. The vegetation and wild life of this region can be great resource for the researchers. We arrive at Forest camp and take a rest. Overnight at Forest Camp.
Day 06 Trek from Forest Camp to High Camp (3,580 m), 6 hrs.Having breakfast, we follow the trail that goes through the forest enriched by mosses, lichen, tree ferns, and orchids. The trail traverses towards the Annapurna South and far below, towards our left we see the Modi Khola Valley that leads up to the Annapurna Sanctuary. After short, steep climb we get out of forest and hit the ridge, grassy and some parts full of snow, takes us to the High Camp. From here, the Annapurna South and Machhapuchre seem very close. Overnight at High Camp.
Day 07 Trek from High Camp to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4,120 m), 5 hrsMardi Himal Base Camp is the highest point of this trek. We get up early I the morning and set out for the hiking. The sunrise over the mountains would be fantastic. We follow the narrow paths through the Rocky Mountains. We finally reach to the point, and view the great Himalayan range. Overnight at Mardi Himal Base Camp.
Day 08 Trek from High Camp to Siding Village (1280 m), 7 hrsAfter breakfast, we descend down through the forests and terraced fields. We arrive at Mardi Khola. From Mardi Khola, we take the trail following the bank of Mardi Khola to the village of Siding. The picturesque sight of farmland, paddy fields and less walked trail show the virginity of this region. After this, we reach into the idyllic countryside- Siding. Overnight at Siding.
Day 09 Trek from Siding Village to Pokhara (850m), 3 hours trek and 1 hour driveAfter breakfast, we follow the river valley gradually down between the pastures and the settlements of Gurung and Tamang people. After this the trail goes round an outcrop and we meet the road. From there, we drive back to Pokhara. Overnight at Pokhara.
Day 10 Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, 7 hrs.It is 200 km from Pokhara to Kathmandu and takes about 6-7 hours. The drive is unforgettable through villages, terraced fields and the forested hills above the road. More than that, on the way back to Kathmandu, we follow the river and streams, cross many bridges and junctions. After arrival, we go to hotel to check in and in the evening, we will have dinner together with typical Nepalese Cultural Show. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 11 Departure to the International Airport We transfer you 3 hours before your flight time. You could utilize the rest of the time for buying dainty gifts to your family members, friends and relatives.
- Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
- Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
- Teahouse accommodation during the trek
- All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with tea/coffee during the trek
- All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
- An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek guide
- Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
- Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
- Sleeping bag to each trekkers (to be returned after trip completion)
- All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS card)
- Medical kit
- Farewell dinner at typical Nepali restaurant
- Trekking certificate
- All government and local taxes
- Travel & rescue arrangement (Helicopter evacuation available if required, at clients cost based on clients insurance policy).
- Nepalese visa fee
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Excess baggage charges
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and/or Pokhara
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
- Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
Himalayan Gateway Trek is a reputed adventure travel company that has been serving thousands of trekkers from all around the world. We are situated in Thamel, Kathmandu ,registered under license number 2126/073. Bunch of experienced guides and focused stuff has made the company this trust worthy up to date. The company is under the supervision of Mr Bipin Lamichhane (Head) which has been providing facilities such as Trekking, hiking, tours and peak climbing. We are fully approved and licensed under Ministry of Tourism, Government of Nepal. We are also an active member of Trekking agents association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Assocation (NMA).
- When you confirmed the trip,you should pay 25 % (Non- Refundable) down payment from total trip cost advance as per the company’s policy,it help us to reserve Hotels in city, domestic flights and all other trip arrangements for final trip booking. with your deposit we need your details of scan passport copy by e-mail for all trips in Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan,which is more secure for you to book flight ticket or more things in your real name, gender, date of birth and passport number with home address.
- All clients are request to have a valid passport, relevant visa/s and conform to the health regulations required by the country/s that will be visited during the trip
- You should clear rest of the amount on your Arrival day.
- Any trip booking Payment process is very easy with Himalayan Gateway Trek (P.) Ltd, We accept your last minute booking also, but you should pay total tour cost in advance.
Insurance strategy takes care of the expense of a save helicopter from rocky or remote districts of the nation and covers all outrageous exercises for your excursion, for example, boating, endeavor, trekking, canyoning and so on.
On the off chance that you fall sick or have a mishap amid your trek in Nepal, the cost can end up noticeably over the top on the off chance that you need travel protection.
Numerous insurance agencies from everywhere throughout the world are giving travel protection administrations at a sensible cost and on the off chance that you are travlling in a gathering, you might have the capacity to get further rebates.
We firmly prescribe you to purchase a travel protection that comers Rescue and Evacuation at that point bring your strategy subtle elements (eg approach number, contact telephone, scope, and so forth) since save administrations will seldom go to your guide without money store or a guarantee in Kathmandu however when you are doing visit with us, we orchestrate helicopter departure in crisis case because of height ailment or enduring damage amid campaign/trekking/Climbing or potentially wellbeing conditions.
You have to either send your duplicate of travel protection approach authentication or basically convey alongside you amid your excursion. Himalayan Gateway Treks don’t offer or mastermind any kind of Travel Insurance Policy.
At long last, please dependably have a printed duplicate of your protection strategy helpful while going in Nepal
High mountain ranges such as the Himalaya and Andes offer some of the most spectacular hiking opportunities on the planet. That being said, walking at high altitude brings with it certain inherent risks. Good advice is to make sure that you are well prepared for the trek since lack of fitness can often lead to discomfort or illness. The most common health issues that trekkers have during the trekking is altitude sickness so we should always ready for these risks. Something as simple as a foot blister can totally ruin a trek, not only for you but also for your companions.
->You are healthy and mental and physical wellness at the season of booking this visit
->A standout amongst the most well-known grievances endured by guests to Nepal is stomach issue. Drink just packaged beverages with the seals in place, boiled and filtered water. Maintain a strategic distance from extremely spicy foods in the event that you are unused to it.
->Before beginning, do warm-up activities. Extending slowly builds heart rate, temperature and flow to your muscles. Likewise, following a decent night’s rest, your muscles require warming.
->Altitude sickness is the name given to the collection of symptoms which can happen, when a man endeavors to rise too rapidly at heights over 2500 m (8202 ft). If you take the necessary precautions and listen to your body, chances are you will be fine.
->Wearing good, comfortable and softened up footwear will go far to dodging foot issues like blisters which is one of the probability issues among trekkers.
->You should have taken the necessary precautions to immunise/vaccinate for the destination you are travelling to. If you fail to comply with the duty of disclosure in this condition and if Escape Trekking Adventures would not have permitted you to undertake the tour, or continue participation of the tour, had you made full disclosure under this condition, Himalayan Gateway trek will not be liable, except to the minimum extent.
Medical survival kits are often a boring subject and many hikers don’t give it much attention. However, a survival kit is one of the most important items you carry and should not be compromised. Carry a first aid kit with you. Every outdoor person must have a personal first aid kit with proper medical background information inside, namely: emergency contact info, blood type, allergies and current medication. Trekkirs should carry followings things.
->Analgesics. Aspirin, Advil or Tylenol – for headaches etc.
->Thermometer (to check for fever) – mercury thermometers are prohibited by airlines
->Antibiotic eye drops (one bottle)
->Tweezers (for removal of splinters)
->Adhesive waterproof tape (3-4′ long of 1″ wide tape rolled onto a popsicle stick or sewing thread bobbin)
->Safety pins (2 large pins; can be used for gear, to secure bandages, dig out a splinter, etc)
->Medical gloves (1 pair, nitrile surgical or non-latex barrier gloves; the sanitary option if you need to help someone that is bleeding, or you want them to help you!)
->Muslin Triangular Bandage in a compressed package (handly as a sling of to fashion different types of splints)
- • Fleece beanie
• sun glasses
• Chap stick / Sunscreen
• Face mask or Scarf
• Hand towel
• Wind stopper / waterproof top and bottom
• Cold weather down jacket below waist
• Fleece jacket and trouser
• Trekking trouser
• T-Shirts(short or long sleeves) dry fit is better
• Polypropylene thermal tops and bottom, at least 2pairs,
• Wind stopper and fleece gloves
• Socks and under wears
• Trekking boot
• Snow Gaiter (optional)
• Runners / Snickers for camps
• Head torch
• Personal medical kit
• Water Bottle/Camel Pak
• Trekking / Ski pole (optional. Handy for anyone with knee problem)
• Spare batteries for Camera andflash light. Check charging facility along your journey
• Day pack Minimum25L with side pocket for water bottle
Tourist who intends to visit Nepal must hold a valid passport and visa.
You may get your tourist visa in your home country or on arrival. We recommend you to get your tourist visa on arrival as it is very easy. To get your visa on arrival, you must have a valid passport and 2 passport sized photo with a light background.
Tourist Visa fee for visitors who enter Nepal for the first time in a visa year, from January to December:
- Multiple entry visa for 15 days US$ 25
- Multiple entry visa for 30 days US$ 40
- Multiple entry visa for 90 days US$ 100
Tourist visa extension facility:
- Visa extension fee for the period of 15 days us US$ 30
- Visa extension fee for the period of more than 15 days US$ 2 per day.
- Visa can be extended for a maximum period of 150 days in a visa year (January – December) at the Department of Immigration.
No visa required for:
- Children below 10 yrs.
- Any foreigner, who has stayed in Nepal up to fifteen (15) days continuously and re-enters Nepal during the same visa year.
- Any tourist who is entering Nepal for three days or less.
Entrance fees must be paid before touring heritage sites around Kathmandu Valley
|Narayanhiti Durbar Museum||Rs. 500||Rs. 250||Rs. 100|
|Kathmandu Durbar square||Rs. 750||Rs. 150||free|
|National Museum Chhauni||Rs. 200||Rs. 25||Rs. 20|
|Patan Durbar Square||Rs. 500||Rs. 100||free|
|Patan Museum||Rs. 250||Rs. 25||Rs. 10|
|Patan Golden Temple||Rs. 50||Rs. 20||free|
|Mahabouddha Temple||Rs. 50||Rs. 30||free|
|Bhaktapur Durbar Square||Rs. 1,500||Rs. 500||free|
|National Art Museum, Bhaktapur||Rs. 100||Rs. 50||Rs. 20|
|Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple)||Rs. 200||Rs. 50||free|
|Bouddhanath Stupa||Rs. 250||Rs. 150||free|
|Pashupatinath Temple||Rs. 1,000||Rs. 1,000||free|
|Changu Narayan Temple||Rs. 100||Rs. 25||free|
|Ethnographic Museum, NTB||Rs. 200||Rs. 100||Rs. 30|
Entrance permits fees for National parks and Conservations areas
|Makalu-Barun national park
Sagarmatha national park
Langtang national park
Rara national park
Shey Phoksundo national park
Khaptad national park
|Rs. 3,000/person +13% VAT||Rs. 1’500/person + 13%VAT||free|
|Bardia National Park
Parsa Wildlife Reserve
Koshi Toppi Wildlife Reserve
|Rs. 1,000/person||Rs. 500/person||Rs. 50/person|
|Chitwan National Park||Rs. 1,500/person||Rs. 500/person||Rs. 100/person|
|All Conservation Areas||Rs. 2,000/person||Rs. 200/person||free|
Jungle drives / vehicle entry fees
|Chitwan National Park||Rs. 2,000/day||Rs. 4,000/day||Rs. 5,000/day||Rs. 5,000/landing|
Koshi Tappu wildlife reserve
|Rs. 1,000/day||Rs. 2,000/day||Rs. 3,000/day||Rs. 5,000/landing|
Himalayan Gateway Trek usually books hotel accommodation for you in cities on Bed and Breakfast basis as your requirements. During your trek you can stay in a local tea house or camp. It depends on your wishes. While you are on a tea house trek, Himalayan Gateway Trek invites you to choose the food you like for your breakfast, lunch and dinner from the menu. Our experienced guide will help with selecting and ensure that you get hygienically prepared, plentiful and healthy food. Most tea houses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as seasonal vegetables. A variety of cereals, bread and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast, properly Hot drinks like Tea/coffee,Hot chocolate and others are available with all meals, and you can also buy mineral water in most of the areas where you find tea houses.
- Trip Grade
- Starting PointPothana
- Ending PointSidding
- TransportationBus/Private Car/Flight
- Group Size1-20
- MealsBreakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara , your 3 meals during trekking.
- Max. Altitude4450m