During this trek experience Mardi Himal, an unseen gem on Annapurna region. Few trekkers make their way to the Mardi Himal Base Camp, which is outstandingly positioned at the base of Mardi Himal, and also happens to be the Annapurna region´s most iconic Mount Machapuchhre, meaning “Fishtail”.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, our staff member will meet at the airport and drop to hotel.
Day 02: Drive to Pokhara
Today early morning will take a tourist bus to get in Pokhara, and it takes about 6-7 hours from Kathmandu. We can enjoy the beautiful scenic view of terraced rice field, eye-catching landscape.
Day 03: Drive to Phedi and trek to Pothana
After breakfast, we drive half an hour to Phedi and commence our trek to Pothana. The trail is steep until Dhampus and pleasant, easy walk up to Pothana.
Day 04: Trek to Forest Camp at Kokar (2,600m) 4 hours walking
From Pothana you walk up to a place called Pitam Deurali where you will turn off the main Annapurna Sanctuary trek and continue along a quiet trail through a dense forest of oak, maple, hemlock, and rhododendron.
Day 05: Trek to Low Camp (3,150m) 5 hours trekking
The trail continues from Forest Camp to Low Camp through the forest; however, as we ascend, the vegetation starts to change with more rhododendron and the trees are covered with moss, lichen and tree ferns.
Day 06: Trek to High Camp (3,700m) 4 hours trekking
An hour or so above Low Camp the trail breaks out above tree line, and towards the west, there is a good view to Annapurna South and Hiunchuli. The trail continues along the Mardi Himal ridge mainly on grass with some isolated rhododendron bushes along the way.
Day 07: Excursion to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4,500m) 4 hours Trekking The plan for today is to wake early for a sunrise view of the mountains then after an early breakfast walk up the ridge towards Mardi Himal Base Camp
Day 08: Trek to Siding village (1,750m) 6 hours walking
On the way back we take a different route so completing a circuit, from Low Camp there is a trail that goes down to Siding village rather than going back down Mardi Himal back to Kokar.
Day 09: Trek to Lumre and drive to Pokhara 3 hours walking and 2 hours driving
From Siding, you walk out to the road head at Lumre, on the way from Siding you will pass the villages of Kalimati and Ghalel.
Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu
We ride the tourist bus to Kathmandu and have lunch on the way. Upon arriving in Kathmandu, Last Minutes shopping in Thamel and farewell dinner in Nepalese cultural dance Restaurant.
Day 11: Departure
Wilderness Excursion representative will drop you at the international airport and see you off for final departure to home.