The Annapurna region holds some world class treks, the Mardi Himal Trek is one of those. This is a wonderful tea house trek for those looking to head off the beaten track. It is a short circuitous trek in a quieter area of the Annapurna region. There are no roads and so there is no noise pollution. There are less trekkers on this route.
The advantage of this circuit trek, is that the views are spectacular and you don’t retrace your steps making each day different. The mountain views are spectacular. We walk through villages with terraced farming, forest, cross or walk beside rivers, enjoy the most amazing mountain views of Annapurna, Machapuchare, Hinchuili and Mardi Himal and so much more on the way.
We have an award winning team of trusted staff who deliver every time. Ian has trekked to Annapurna region numerous times and happy to help you training and prepare for this amazing adventure. READ MORE information trekking in the Annapurna region and the Mardi Himal Trek. Making the journey through the Annapurna region is not only a visually stunning region, you will discover amazing cultural diversity, adventure and enjoyed the relaxed town of Pokhara. Trekking in the Annapurna region is rated one of the best mountain regions in the world to experience. The Mardi Himal Trek has some of the best mountain viewing anywhere in the world.
A little bit more about our Mardi Himal Trek
The quickest route into the region is by air, leaving from Kathmandu on a twenty-five minute flight into the city of Pokhara. People have been visiting the Annapurna region since the 1960’s and this picturesque mountains region has grown extensively over the past 50 years. The Annapurna base camp trek has wide range of animal and bird species as well as world famous mountains that people come from all around the world to see. You will receive a warm welcoming into the villages as you move up the valley towards Annapurna base camp. Recent statistics and research show that an extra day acclimatization will give you the best chance at making a safe journey into low oxygen environment and reaching your goal of reaching Annapurna Base Camp.
Come prepared for your Mardi Himal Trek
Our Mardi Himal Trek is by no means an easy task and previous hiking experience is important. With our expertise and experience and unique itinerary, we will provide you with all the necessary information you need to make your trip a success. You need to be training hard and getting prepared to make it a successful and enjoyable adventure. We are available to help you get prepared both physically and mentally, helping you receive the best training advice to make your Mardi Himal Trek an enjoyable and unforgettable experience. So get in touch today.
|We stay in the Yatri Suites and Spa Hotel or similar in Kathmandu. We use the White Pearl Hotel or similar in Pokhara. We use Tea houses on trek, these are smaller and more basic than those in the Everest region. We would use a jeep or hiace van on your transfer to Kare, same from Lumre. It would be using porters for carrying bags. On our trips you would have your choice of Food each day. Our Price start from $2,400.|
What people said about our Mardi Himal Trek
“I trekked to Annapurna Base Camp in 2010 and have been going back ever since. I met some his amazing staff in the Annapurna region and decided to join them on the Mardi Himal Trek. I had heard great things about this trek. The scenery was outstanding and the experience, dancing and fun environment made the trip so rewarding. The service set up and staff were all amazing and want to recommend Ian and team to everyone.”
John Williams, Mardi Himal Trek 2012
“I was really amazed by this region of Nepal. I had been to Everest Base Camp with the team and enjoyed that immensely, but I really enjoyed Pokhara and the trek. Ian talked me into it and glad he did. I love the Annapurna region now and will be back again to join the Ian Taylor Trekking team. A great group of people”. Sandy Miller, Mardi Himal Trek 2013
“I had been to the Everest region and always wanted to visit Pokhara and the Annapurna side. I found Ian Taylor Trekking on You Tube and found the information inspiring. Ian himself was available to talk training advice and this advice was critical in my success. The service on the ground was nothing short of quality. A great team, trip and can not wait to trek in Nepal again soon. If I go it will be with Ian Taylor Trekking” Jack King, Mardi Himal Trek 2014
“I used to be a mountaineer and age cough up with me and trekking became my only route into the mountains. I found Ian Taylor Trekking on google, the video’s and information helped to find out more about Nepal. I am really impressed with this organization. I really enjoyed the Poon hill trek and and the Mardi Himal Trek was also worth the effort. The Annapurna region is my new favorite place in the world.” Mervyn Cooper , Mardi Himal Trek 2016 Read some more Reviews
Arrive in Kathmandu. You will be met at Tribhuvan International Airport by Ian Taylor Trekking representatives, they carry a banner and wear black caps with the ITT logo. You will be transferred to your hotel in Thamel and are free to explore the local area until the briefing in the early evening by your Guide and local representatives.
After breakfast we take a short drive to the domestic airport for our flight to Pokhara and transfer to a local hotel. Pokhara is a favourite for both international and domestic tourists. It has a vibrant tourist area around Phewa Lake, with many restaurants, bars, cafes and shops. We stay in a local hotel not far from lakeside. In clear weather we can enjoy views of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machapuchare mountains.
After breakfast we have a short drive of about an hour and a half to Khare. As soon as we leave our transport the adventure begins. Today is a gentle and relaxing walk to Deurali, taking our time to best appreciate the day. We walk on stone paving and steps upwards through villages to our tea stop at Australia Camp, where the valley opens up and we have time to relax and enjoy the mountain views. Macchapuchhare, Annapurna 4, Lamjung Himal. We continue on through forest for about 30 – 40 minutes until we reach the small village of Pothana for lunch and more enjoyment of mountain views. After our lunch stop we have a gentle climb through forest to Deurali. Views here of Annapurna South, Mardi Himal and Macchapuchhare are stunning. Khare to Deurali 2100m/ 6,890 feet 4-5 hours hiking today.
We will be up early for breakfast. Starting the day is essential to fully enjoy the beauty of the views in the early morning light. The trail today is through beautiful forest. It is steeper and more challenging than yesterday. There are many rhododendrons and magnolia trees which in the spring season means the forest is awash with colour, also there are tempting glimpses of the mountains as we walk, eventually reaching a clearing known as Forest Camp where we stay for the night, there is time to rest and do a little exploring. Deurali to Forest Camp 2,520m/ 8,064 feet 6 – 7 hours of hiking today.
After and early rise.We continue to climb up hill, there are some steep ascents, walking through dense forest and have time to enjoy the rich biodiversity of Nepal. Today the walk is a mixture of steep and gentle climbs. The forest at the start of the day is dense but as we continue to climb it thins out. Walking in to low camp is beautiful, with its teahouses, surrounding forest and the stunning views of Macchapuchare and Mardi Himal. Forest Camp to Low Camp 3,540m/ 11,328 feet 5 – 6 hours hiking today.
Today we trek alongside a ridge leading to Mardi Himal and Macchapucchare. The tree line thins out and there is more shrubbery and occasional rhododendron bushes. We may spot the beautiful Danphe pheasant with its stunning iridescent colouring. We have a tea stop at Badal Danda with its panoramic views of Macchupuchare, Mardi Himal, Himchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna 1 and more. After our tea break we continue walking uphill to high camp. We have lunch, unpack our bags and relax and enjoy the spectacular mountain views. The scenery is truly breath taking. Low Camp to High Camp 4,250m/ 13,600 feet 3 – 4 hours of hiking today.
We can either wake up early before breakfast to walk up on a steep and narrow trail through pastures and along a narrow ridge before reaching the upper viewpoint with its breath taking sunrise views of Mardi Himal 5,587/ 18,30 feet, Annapurna 1 8,091m/ 26,545 feet. Annapurna South 7,219m/ 26,864 feet. Hinchuilli 6,441m/ 21,132 feet. Bahara Shikhar 7,647m/ 25,088 feet. Tent Peak 5,850m/ 19,192 feet. Singachuili 6,501m/ 21,329 feet. Macchapuchare 6,993m/ 22,943 feet and more. We then retrace our steps to high camp. Or stay in high camp for sunrise and walk to Upper view point after breakfast. Spending the rest of the day enjoying the mountain views before leaving tomorrow to trek down to Siddhing. High Camp to Upper View Point 4,250m/ 13,600 feet back to High Camp 2 – 3 hours hiking.
Today we start to walk downhill to Siddhing Village. We leave high camp and return to low camp where we have our lunch stop. We walk through forest and lose the beautiful mountain views, but are rewarded with views of terraced fields and gorgeous valley views. Siddhing is a village of mixed cultures. This is the largest village of the Mardi Himal Trek and enjoy the local culture which is interesting to experience. High Camp to Siddhing Village 1,700m/ 5,540 feet 6 – 7 hours hiking today.
Today we enjoy a short walk to Lumre where our trek meets the road and we journey back to Pokhara. Today we have two river crossing,, walking along riverside, passing villagers going about their daily lives. Sidhing to Lumre 2 – 3 hour hike, then drive from Lumre to Pokhara 2 – 21/2 drive and you are back in our hotel to relax and hit the streets of Pokhara.
After breakfast we fly back to Kathmandu. Transfer to the hotel in Thamel and then spend free time or you can enjoy a city tour. In the evening we enjoy a farewell dinner to say goodbye to each other, the trekking team and the wonderful adventure that was the Annapurna region and Mardi Himal Trek.
We will be transfer you to the Tribhuvan International Airport for your onward journey by one of our team members.
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Does this information excite you to take the next step towards achieving your goals of getting some of the best Himalayan views on offer and embracing the Mardi Himal Trek. If so, get in touch today. We pride ourselves on making sure that our clients have every opportunity to succeed in the mountains, including professional training advice, gear lists and video links on how to pack your bag, and much more. We are always available to answer any questions you may have by email, phone or skype, so contact us today!