Mardi Himal Trek



DAY 01: Arrive Kathmandu

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, meeting & assistance at the airport by Kora’s representative and transfer to Hotel.

(Normal check-in time of Hotel is 1400 hrs - early check-in is subject to availability of room).

Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
DAY 02: Drive to Pokhara (B)

Breakfast at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Then drive Pokhara which takes 8 hrs under normal road condition

Overnight at the hotel in Pokhara.
DAY 03: Drive to Phedi 45 minute, and trek to Dhampus 3-4 hours (B, l, D)

Breakfast at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Then drive to Phedi, which take 45 min under normal road condition. Again trek to Dhampus from Phedil, which takes 3-4 hrs

After breakfast, we drive to Phedi, start climb to Dhampus. 2 hour’s and half hour of trek will take you to the beautiful Gurung village of Dhampus at an altitude of 1,700m. Dhampus is a beautiful village with a number of slate-roofed house, paved country yard and Buddhist monastery and is blessed with grand views of the Annapurna range. Our first nights are situated in full view of Machhapuchare(6,997m 2,2956ft).

Overnight at Hotel in Dhampus.
DAY 04: Dhampus to Forest Camp Kokar (3050m/10,006ft): 6-7 hours (B,L,D)

Breakfast at Hotel.
Then trek to Forest Camp Kokar, which takes 6-7 hrs

Thus dawn should bring a spectacular sunrise; the “ Fish Tail” turning pink, to gold. The more distant bare rock wall of Annapurna 2 is still in shadow. Today we start our “Secret Trial” leaving tourists, other trekkers and even villagers behind. We trek on following the ridge on wards and upwards this is the ridge that will bring as up in front of Machhapuchare.

Overnight at Hotel in Kokar.
DAY 05: Forest Camp to Low camp (2970m/9504ft): 5-6 hours) (B,L,D)

Breakfast at Hotel.
Trek to Low camp, which takes 5-6 hrs

Trekking on the flora as we climb has turned to classic cloud forest with mosses and lichen, tree farms and orchids hosted by the hardier trees. Now and then there are window in the woods that look out to the thrilling panorama-towards Himchuli (6,441m21132ft), and the knife sharp traverse towards Annapurna South (7219m.23684ft).

We have spectacular northerly views of the ever close "Fish Tail", while behind us to the south the Himalayan foothills roll in a Smokey blue haze down and away to Indies flat gigantic Plain.

Overnight at the hotel in Low camp.
DAY 06: Low camp to High camp (3,600m/11,811ft): 3-4 hours (B, L, D)

Breakfast at Hotel
Then trek to High camp, approx. 4 hrs

Just a short, climb and we are out of the forest. The view is best and the most exhilarating yet, for everywhere we turn the world is either at our feet or towering above us. The ridge, now grassy and under snow for several months, takes us up to "high camp" at 3,600m. (11,811 ft ) which we shall reach at lunch time and where our second rest afternoon is spending awe-struck with the views and acclimatizing.

Overnight at Resort in High Camp.
DAY 07: High camp to upper viewpoint (4,500m/14,764ft), return back to high camp: 2-3 hours (B, L, D)

Breakfast at Resort
Then hike to Upper View Point again back to High Camp, approx 2-3 hrs

Our breakfast will be earlier than usual. Then with a well-packed lunch we set off to reach our objective. The year round snow-covered knoll before the saddle that is all that separates us from the triangular south face of Machhapuchare looming now just in front of us. The great ice field and ice blue glaciers of the Sanctuary wall lie below in the northwest, Annapurna 1, highest of all, is there beyond. And, around us in an arc from horizon, from Dhaulagiri (8 167m.26,794ft) to the Ganesh Himal (7429m.24,374ft), are a dozen or more glistening snow-bond giants.

You are standing on a spot that has been your constant aim for days now, a place a time, a view that is almost impossible to equal- and you've earned it.

Overnight in High camp.
DAY 08: High camp to Sidhing Village (1700m/5440ft): 6-7 hours (B, L, D)

Breakfast at resort.
Then trek to Sidhing Village approx. 6-7 hrs

After a relax breakfast, tried bodies make an unhurried descent down through the shade of the forest, out into terraced field and down 1000m.(3,280ft.) in all, amongst the cottages of Siding near the tumbling Mardi Khola.

Overnight in Sidhing Village.
DAY 09: Trek to Lumre, drive to Pokhara (B, L, D)

Breakfast at resort.
Then trek to Lumre & drive to Pokhara

So the earth has flatfish places! The path from Siding follows the contour of the river that follows the river gradually down through the pastures. The trail between the Tamang and Gurung villagers is a live wire of gossip and of porters and farming fold bent over loads.

There are just a few hours of walking, the trail skirts an outcrop, there's the road, there's our transport and we're back in Pokhara, and transfer to hotel.

Overnight at Hotel in Bamboo
DAY 10: Drive to Kathmandu(B)

Breakfast at Hotel.
Then drive to Kathmandu, which take 7 hrs under normal road condition.

Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
DAY 11: Departure (B)

Breakfast at Hotel.
Free till departure.

Normal check-out time of Hotel is 1200 noon.

Transfer to airport for flight to onward destination.

  • Country
  • Duration
    8 Days
  • Difficulty Level
  • Accommodation
    Overnight at the Hotel
  • Guide
    English Speaking Nepali Tour Leader


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