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Kathmandu: 7-Day Mardi Himal Trek

1. Kathmandu: 7-Day Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek is an ideal trek for travelers who want to spend time in nature and in the Annapurna region of Nepal. This trek follows the less traveled routes in the Annapurna region, which offer a sense of wild remoteness. The beautiful views of valleys, gorges, landscapes, and stunning views of Mt. Mardi (5,553 meters), along with Mt. Annapurna (8,091 meters), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,997 meters), and Mt. Putha Hiunchuli (7246 meters) make this trek memorable. The deep dense forests and the high alpine plains along with the stunning Annapurna Range offer extraordinary opportunities for exploration on this trek. You'll proceed from Pokhara, which along with bubbling streams and grassy campsites create a peaceful surrounding. The forest trails of Kokar unveil oak and rhododendrons along with the views of snowy ridges and mountains. Lower down, the trail meanders through terraced fields of agrarian life. From the low camp (3,050 meters) the trail includes moss-covered trees and feels completely primordial, while the high camp (3,600 meters) has tremendous views of Annapurna South and Mt. Hiunchuli (7,246 meters). On the way, the trail passes through lovely Gurung Villages which are full of warm and welcoming people and offer the chance to experience the lifestyle, traditions, and cultures of the Gurung. The trail is short but difficult until you reach Mardi Himal Base Camp (4,120 meters), from where you will proceed to Mardi Himal West (4,500 meters). The spectacular views of Mardi Himal and the Annapurna range from up close are simply astounding.

From Pokhara: 7-Day Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek

2. From Pokhara: 7-Day Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek

The Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek is a recently-opened pristine trail in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The trail was walked only by shepherds and cattle before 2012. Trekkers follow the ridge above the Modi Khola river draining Annapurna Base Camp. The trail at first winds through dense rhododendron and maple forests rich in bird life. The clearings in the forests offer magnificent view of the Annapurna range. The trail soon climbs above the tree line, offering undisturbed view of snow-covered peaks, including the most spectacular Mt. Fishtial. The changing colors of the peaks at sunset and sunrise appear heavenly. Eventually you will be rewarded with a view of Annapurna I (8,091 meters, 10th highest in the world) and other peaks seen from Annapurna base camp. On day one, after breakfast, drive 40 to Kande to begin the trek. Day two heads to the forest camp at 2,700 meters. The trek branches off from the main trail towards Annapurna base camp. The forest camp has three teahouses in the middle of the forest. On day three, head to Badal Danda camp, at 3,300 meters. This offers undisturbed views of snow peaks and sweeping valleys. On day four, trek to High Camp at 3,600 meters - on this day the vegetation is mainly grass, allowing unbroken views of the range. Day five is the toughest of all, with an altitude gain of almost 1,000 meters. Mount Fishtial and Mardi Himal appear closer. You will also see Annapurna III and Annapurna I at a distance. On the way back, go further to Badal Danda for the overnight stay. Day six is a trek back to Deurali, and on day seven you will trek down to Dhampus Phedi for the drive back to Pokhara.

From Kathmandu: Mardi Himal Trek

3. From Kathmandu: Mardi Himal Trek

Join your guide on the lesser-known Mardi Himal trek and take in the sweeping views of some of Nepal's most beautiful mountain ranges. Opened in 2012, this trek offers beautiful views with rough and rugged trails and fewer crowds. Start your adventure with pickup from Kathmandu and head to Pokhara and onward to Phedi. Hit the trails in Phedi and take the scenic trail via the villages of Dhampus and Deurali, along with other small villages. Traverse lush forests, rural villages, terraced farmland, and roaring rivers. Experience the Gurung and Magar traditions and cultures in the villages. Trek through rhododendron forests with views of the Hiuchuli, Macchapuchre, and Dhaulagiri Peaks. Reach the high camp of Mardi Himal at 2 miles (3540 meters) above sea level. From there, descend to the villages of Sidhing and Lumre and then drive back to Pokhara and then on to Kathmandu.

Kathmandu: 9-Day Mardi Himal Trek

4. Kathmandu: 9-Day Mardi Himal Trek

Embark on a 9-day Mardi Himal trek that takes you across the unspoiled lands of the Annapurna Region. Providing spectacular vistas of the mountain ranges and central hills, find an off beaten experience with no crowds and secluded trails. Day 1: Fly to Pokhara (884 meters/2900 feet) Drive to Phedi and Trek to Deurali Eat breakfast and head towards the domestic airport andto catch a flight to Pokhara. Along the way, witness spectacular views of the snowcapped mountain ranges to the north. Upon reaching Pokhara, proceed on a short drive toward Phedi. Phedi is the starting point of various treks of the region. From there, following a series of well-maintained stone stairs start the trek. As you progress on the trail, traverse along the deep wilderness of the region before reaching the village of Dhampus. After a short lunch break, start the trek. Passing forested sections and agricultural belts, you reach the small village of Deurali perched on a ridge. After a brief rest relax and enjoy the grand views around you of the snowcapped peaks of Annapurna South, Mardi Himal, Machhapuchhre, and the lush colorful hills of central Nepal. Day 2: Deurali to Forest Camp (2,500 meters/ 8,202 feet) Day 3: Camp to Low Camp (2,990 meters/ 9,809 feet) Day 4: Low Camp to High Camp (3,580 meters/ 11,745 feet) Day 5: High camp to Upper viewpoint, Return back to High Camp (3,580 meters/ 11,745 feet) Day 6: High camp to Sidhing Village (1,885 meters/ 6,184 feet) Day 7: Trek Siding Village to Lwang village (1,460 meters/ 4,790 feet) approx. 5 hours Day 8: Lwang Village to Khora Muk (1 hour) and drive back to Pokhara (820 meters/ 2,690 feet), approx. 2 hours. On the last day of the trek, head towards Khora Muk. Next, head on a short drive towards Pokhara. Along the way witness views of the central hills and greater Himalayan range. Once there, find your accommodation. In the afternoon, head out to explore the city of lakes. Stroll by the banks of Phewa Lake and visit various pubs and restaurants around. Day 9: Fly back to Kathamandu

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