Trip Facts

Country: Nepal
Region: Annapurna Region
Activities: Nepal Peak Climbing -
Group size: 2 - 14 pax
Max Alttitude: 5663 m.
Difficulty:
Seasons: Mar - May, Sept - Nov

Mardi Himal Peak Climbing (18 Days)

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  • Detail Itinerary
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Mardi Himal, situated less than 15 miles from Pokhara, is the most southerly peak of the Annapurna range. It is the lowest and the least climbed or visited peak. Photographs of Mardi Himal taken in 1953 by Baisl Good fellow first drew the attention of western climbers, and the mountain received its first ascent in 1961. The first route was via the East Flank and is the only one used so far.

 

The mountain separates the southwest ridge of Machhapuchhare as a separate mass at right angles to the ridge and is best seen from the south. Mount Mardi Himal, lies to less than fifteen miles north from Pokhara; which is the most southerly mountain around the Annapurna range. It is counted as the smallest; and most probably one of the rarely climbed or visited trekking peaks in Nepal. Around to this trek you will get the exquisitely beautiful mountain views, enchanting rivers and lusted green terraced fields. Mardi Himal trek takes you through beautiful woods, enthralling village valleys; and the cultural diversities are the main attraction of this trek. Mardi Himal is best seen from the south. The southwest face of the mountain has three well-defined ridges rising from rock buttresses and separated by hanging glaciers. Its east face is separated from the Machhapuchhare ridge by a col at 5,200m. The normal climbing route to the summit of Mardi Himal passes through this col from a glaciated amphitheatre that rises above a hidden plateau. The summit offers spectacular views of the Annapurna Range and sacred Machhapuchhare, commonly known as ‘Fishtail’.

 

Itinerary

Day Program Accommodation Meal
01 Departure from Homeland. - -
02 Arrival in Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel. Hotel -
03 Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara. Hotel B, L, D
04 Drive to Phedi and then start trek to Pothana Camp B, L, D
05 Trek to Forest camp Camp B, L, D
06 Trek to Bhaisi Kharka Camp B, L, D
07 Trek to Mardi Himal Base camp Camp B, L, D
08 Climb to high camp Camp B, L, D
09 Summit Mardi Himal and back to base camp Camp B, L, D
10 Trek back to Forest camp Camp B, L, D
11 Trek to Siding village Camp B, L, D
12 Trek to Mardi Pul Camp B, L, D
13 Trek to Hyanja and drive out to Pokhara Hotel B, L, D
14 After lunch fly back to Kathmandu Hotel B, L
15 Kathmandu sightseeing tour Hotel B
16 Free day in Kathmandu. Hotel B
17 Final Departure - B
*P.S. B - breakfast, L - lunch, D - Dinner
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Mardi Himal, situated less than 15 miles from Pokhara, is the most southerly peak of the Annapurna range. It is the lowest and the least climbed or visited peak. Photographs of Mardi Himal taken in 1953 by Baisl Good fellow first drew the attention of western climbers, and the mountain received its first ascent in 1961. The first route was via the East Flank and is the only one used so far.

 

The mountain separates the southwest ridge of Machhapuchhare as a separate mass at right angles to the ridge and is best seen from the south. Mount Mardi Himal, lies to less than fifteen miles north from Pokhara; which is the most southerly mountain around the Annapurna range. It is counted as the smallest; and most probably one of the rarely climbed or visited trekking peaks in Nepal. Around to this trek you will get the exquisitely beautiful mountain views, enchanting rivers and lusted green terraced fields. Mardi Himal trek takes you through beautiful woods, enthralling village valleys; and the cultural diversities are the main attraction of this trek. Mardi Himal is best seen from the south. The southwest face of the mountain has three well-defined ridges rising from rock buttresses and separated by hanging glaciers. Its east face is separated from the Machhapuchhare ridge by a col at 5,200m. The normal climbing route to the summit of Mardi Himal passes through this col from a glaciated amphitheatre that rises above a hidden plateau. The summit offers spectacular views of the Annapurna Range and sacred Machhapuchhare, commonly known as ‘Fishtail’.

 

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01 Departure from Homeland.
  • Day 02 Arrival in Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel.
  • Day 03 Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara.
  • Day 04 Drive to Phedi and then start trek to Pothana
  • Day 05 Trek to Forest camp
  • Day 06 Trek to Bhaisi Kharka
  • Day 07 Trek to Mardi Himal Base camp
  • Day 08 Climb to high camp
  • Day 09 Summit Mardi Himal and back to base camp
  • Day 10 Trek back to Forest camp
  • Day 11 Trek to Siding village
  • Day 12 Trek to Mardi Pul
  • Day 13 Trek to Hyanja and drive out to Pokhara
  • Day 14 After lunch fly back to Kathmandu
  • Day 15 Kathmandu sightseeing tour
  • Day 16 Free day in Kathmandu.
  • Day 17 Final Departure
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Price Includes:

  • All domestic flight, hotel/airport transfer
  • 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu on Bed & Breakfast Basis
  • 2 nights hotel in Pokhara on Bed & Breakfast Basis
  • All ground transportation by private vehicles
  • Pokhara - kathmandu flight tickets
  • All accommodations in lodges/ tent / camp and all meals during the treks
  • Down jacket, 4 seasonal sleeping bag & Mountaineering gears (down jacket, sleeping bag and mountaineering gears are to be returned after trip completion)
  • Welcome & farewell dinner
  • All porterages costs
  • All cost for a Adventure Connexion leader(First Aid and Eco trained English Speaking) and sherpa, a sherpa assistance leader(s) and assistance trek leader help each individuals while on trek
  • All necessary paper works and permits
  • Travel & Rescue arrangements
  • Exclusive Medical Kit Bag
  • All government and local taxes if necessary

 

Cost not Includes

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare to & from home city
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch & evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Persanal Mountaineering gears
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend
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