Mardi Himal Climbing
Mardi Himal is located in the Annapurna region along the side of the holy mountain of fishtail. Similarly, Mardi Himal is 5587m. So, it can be a beautiful climbing journey for mountain lovers. Similarly, it can be a suitable destination for passionate climbers. Furthermore, it is fifteen miles north of Pokhara. So, it is easily accessible. This climbing is perfect for those who want to experience the ultimate climbing experience in Nepal. In addition, it is very popular among national and international tourists. Annually, a lot of visitors do the Mardi Himal Climbing.
The scenery that Mardi Himal provides is extremely beautiful this is the main reason for its popularity. Similarly. Mardi Himal is the most southerly mountain in the Annapurna range. It is the reason that it is the least visited and climbed peak in Nepal. But, if you climb here you will be mesmerized by the beauty of its surrounding at Mardi Himal Climbing.
Similarly, Mardi Himal Peak Climbing is a hidden treasure and a newly established trekking route of the Annapurna Region. Furthermore, the first route takes you from Kathmandu (1400m/4,600ft) to Lukla (827m/2713ft), then onto Potana (1950m), Forest Camp (2500m/8202ft), Low Camp (2990m/9809ft), and High Camp (3580m/11,745ft), base camp (4450m/14,599ft). There you can enjoy the surrounding and beautiful hills of Nepal.
Likewise, the trek of Mardi Himal is not that challenging everyone can do this you just need to be physically fit and should have some knowledge about trekking. Furthermore, this trek can be more fun if you travel here with your friends rather than doing it alone. Its curvy roads and the beautiful yet challenging uphill climb is the main source of attraction to the tourist. Furthermore, when you are here in the Annapurna region of Nepal you will get to explore the different cultures of Nepal. Similarly, you can meet the local Thakali, Gurung, and Braman communities and enjoy their hospitality. In addition, when you fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara you can enjoy the scenic flight from above. You can enjoy different traditional local foods of Nepal when trekking to Mardi Himal.
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Climbing Mardi Himal
The first ascend to Mardi Himal was in 1961 by Basil Goodfellow. After that, a lot of passionate climbers climb here but Mardi Himal was officially opened by Nepal Government in 2012 A.D. While you are doing Mardi Himal Climbing we provide you with every facility possible. Similarly, if you want to attempt big Expedition such as Everest and Kanchenjunga then this can be the perfect exercise for you. Likewise, this climbing is perfect for rookie trekkers. Mardi Himal is the trek you can find on the side trail of Annapurna Base Camp. But, this trek is a little rougher and more exciting for adventurous people. In addition, Mardi Himal provides you with a great view of the lesser-known side of Annapurna massif which can add to your climbing journey.
Lastly, if you do this climb in the spring and autumn season then you will travel in a clear sky with clear visibility of the surrounding. Similarly, this trek to Mardi Himal will be an unforgettable experience for you for your entire life. Likewise, you will travel in the beautiful environment of Nepal.
Highlights of Mardi Himal Climbing
- Experience rich local culture
- Explore the diversity of flora and fauna
- Get to interact directly with local people
- Explore the famous Annapurna Base Camp
- Experience the scenic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara
- Get the ultimate trekking in Nepal
- Observe the magnificent view of the Himalayas
- Travel with an experienced guide
- Stay at a comfortable and suitable accommodation
- Enjoy the great local hospitality and food during the trek
Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel
Today is the first day of your expedition. So, today after your airport arrival, our representative will pick you up and transfer you to your preferred hotel. Where the hotel staff helps you settle.
Preparation and briefings at Departments of Tourism
On the second day, you will be doing the necessary preparation for the journey and you will be given a briefing at the department of tourism and start doing the necessary shopping for the climb after all the work at the department. Similarly, you can do last-minute shopping and get every essential thing to you for the expedition. Likewise, visit some of the famous temples of Kathmandu.
Drive or fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara (915m/3002ft.)
Today, we will fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara which takes about seven hours by bus and 25 mins from the flight, we will travel the transportation which is available at that moment and it can be adjusted according to the visitor. If you travel by bus you will get to see the beauty of the Hills and River. Similarly, if you travel on a flight then you will get a scenic view from above. Furthermore, after reaching Pokhara you will rest in a comfortable hotel and rest there for the night.
Drive from Pokhara to Khoramukh and Trek to Lwang (1100m/36081.ft
Today, after breakfast at Pokhara we will drive to Khoramukh which takes around 1 hour. After we reach Khoramukh we will have lunch and rest for a bit. Similarly, after lunch, we will do our first trekking to Lwang at an altitude of 1100m enjoying the scenery of the surrounding. Furthermore, this trek takes around 2 hours so you will get plenty of time to spend in nature which will make you closer to nature. In addition, after trekking, you will rest in a comfortable lodge facility and enjoy the hospitality of the place.
Trek from Lwang to Siding (1,280m/4200ft,)
After a good night’s sleep at Lwang, we will continue our trek to Siding through a slightly steep uphill climb where you will pass through a beautiful forest. At an altitude of 1280m. Similarly, after a delightful walk through a forest which in total takes around 4 hours. Likewise, after you reach Sidling you will be resting in a comfortable lodge, where you will get to have tasty local foods along with some western food.
Trek from Siding to Low camp (3,150m/10335ft.)
Today, we will trek from Siding to Low Camp. Similarly, The trail from the Sidling to Low Camp follows a steep ascent through the rhododendron and juniper forest. Likewise, the trail is slightly steep throughout the trek from Sidling to Low Camp. Furthermore, this trek takes place at an altitude of 3150m which is a very high altitude. So, you might feel a little uncomfortable. Therefore, you have to hydrate yourself throughout your trek. In addition, after you reach Low Camp you will be resting at a comfortable lodge for the night.
Rest and Acclimatization day before climbing above 4000m elevation.
Today is an important day in your climb. Similarly, today you will be familiar with the environment of the high peaks. Which is very important for your further journey of Mardi Himal. Furthermore, this is important because after this you will be climbing above 4000m elevation where there is a chance you can fall victim to altitude sickness. In addition, you can visit different historical places, monasteries while acclimatizing for the further journey.
Trek from Low Camp to Mardi Himal Base camp
Today we will trek from Low Camp to Mardi Himal Base Camp at an altitude of 4500m. The trail from Low Camp to Mardi Himal Base Camp is mostly uphill and steep. Similarly, while you travel here you will pass a beautiful pine forest which will add to your climbing experience. Similarly, at Mardi Base Camp you will see a magnificent view of Mardi Himal and other peaks. Furthermore, after you reach Mardi Base Camp you will do an overnight stay at camp.
Climb from base camp to High Camp (4,700m/15420ft.)
Today, we will ascend to the col between the East Face of Mardi Himal and the connecting ridge of Machhapuchhre with a slightly slow walk. After leaving the Base Camp we reach a snow color leading to the col with a steep section of climb perhaps at 45 degrees. After enjoying your hard-earned climb, we will ascend to the High Camp and later that day relish the wonderful camp at the High Camp. In addition, this trek takes around 3 hours and is at an altitude of 4700m.
Summit day of Mardi Himal (5,553m/18219ft.) and descend down to Low camp (3,150m/10335ft.).
Today is a beautiful and exciting day of your climb to Mardi Himal. Similarly, today you will summit Mardi Himal. After you reach the summit of Mardi Himal you will feel like you are in heaven and you can see the beauty of the surroundings. Furthermore, after summiting the Mardi Himal you will descend down to Low Camp which is at an altitude of 3150m.
Trek from Low camp to Forest camp (2,480m/8136ft.)
After the summit of Mardi Himal, you will descend from Low Camp to Forest Camp, similarly, the trail is mostly downhill. Furthermore, the trek from Low Camp to Forest Camp takes around 5 hours. In addition, after 5 hours of the downhill climb, you will rest in a comfortable lodge at the Forest Camp at an altitude of 2480m.
Trek from Forest camp to Australian camp (2300m/7546ft.
Today you will trek from Forest Camp to Australian Camp after breakfast at Forest Camp. Similarly, the trek from Forest Camp to Australian Camp takes around 4 hours and is slightly steep in some places. Furthermore, this trek is almost downhill with an exception of some uphill climbs at some places. In addition after 4 hours of a long walk, you will rest comfortably at the Lodge for the night.
Trek from Australian camp to Phedi (950m/3117ft.)
Today, we will trek from Australian Camp to Phedi at an altitude of 950m. Similarly, the trek takes about 3 hours. Furthermore, on the same day, we will start our driving journey from Phedi to Pokhara which takes around 25 minutes. While you are on this journey you will see the beautiful nature and environment of our country. In addition, after you reach Pokhara you will rest in a comfortable hotel at Pokhara.
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
After a good night’s sleep at Pokhara, we will drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu which takes around seven hours. Similarly, you can even take a flight that takes around 25 minutes from Pokhara if you want to save time and visit Kathmandu. Furthermore, after you reach Kathmandu you will rest in a comfortable lodge. Similarly, you will have a farewell celebration dinner with a culture program in the evening. Where you will experience different cultural foods with some cultural traditions. Similarly, you can share your experience with your colleague about your Expedition journey.
Transfer to the airport for final departure.
Today is the last day of your expedition. So, your airport departure representative will leave you at the airport for your final departure. Similarly, until your flight has not arrived you can visit Kathmandu city.
- Arrival & Departure: Airport - Hotel transfers – Airport (Pick Up and Drop).
- Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu: 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu (3 Star Category) on bed & breakfast Basis- Sharing Twin Bed Room.
- Welcome Dinner: One Welcome Dinner in a tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Office’s Staff.
- Permit All necessary paperwork: Pumori climbing Permit from NMA, Sagarmatha National Park entry permit, TIMS CARD & Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality entry fee.
- Garbage Management: Garbage Deposit fees.
- Insurance: Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Nepalese staff during the trek and climbing.
- Map: Trekking and climbing map.
- Air Transportation: (Domestic Flight) Fly from Kathmandu – Pokhara and while returning Pokhara - Kathmandu, as per itinerary.
- Climbing Stuffs Transportation: Necessary all equipment Transportation for all Members and Staffs from Kathmandu to Pokhara(by air cargo) and to Base camp (by Porters)– While returning: Base camp to Pokhara(by porters) and Pokhara to Kathmandu (by air cargo).
- Member Luggage: Up to 25 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek carried by porters.
- Food and Lodging: 3 Food 3 meals a day (BDL; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge during the trek.
- Drinking: 2 liters of boiled water to carry on thermos per day per member. Porter: Porters (1 member: 1 Porter) during the trek.
- Climbing Sherpa: Veteran and Government Licensed Climbing Guide.
- Climbing Sherpa Salary & Allowance: Climbing Sherpa Salary, Equipment, Food, and Clothing.
- Staff Salary and allowance: All Nepalese staff & porters daily wages, salary, equipment, foods & clothing.
- Oxygen Bottle (O2): Oxygen bottles will be in stock at base camp in case of an emergency (with appropriate charge).
- High camp service: Necessary cooking gas, cooking pot for members, high altitude tent (sharing basis), high food for members, Sherpa, and climbing crews. Group climbing gears, fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period as required.
- Light: Necessary light at all tents. * if required.
- Guide: Government licensed Guide (English speaking) during the trek and sight-seeing in Kathmandu valley.
- Valley Sightseeing: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley [Swoyambhu (Monkey Temple) and Kathmandu Durbar Square] by a professional guide.
- Comprehensive Medical kit.
- Certificate: Mardi Himal Climbing certificate issued by Nepal Mountaineering Association (after climbing the Mardi Himal successfully).
- Air Fare: International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
- Nepal entry Visa fee: Nepali Visa fee is USD 60 per person for 30 days and to be applied for 60 days is USD 120.
- Lunch & Dinner: Lunch & dinner during the stay in Kathmandu (also in case of early return from Trekking / Expedition than the scheduled itinerary).
- Extra night in Kathmandu: Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking / Expedition (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
- Insurance: Travel and high altitude insurance, accident, helicopter medical & emergency evacuation. *Mandatory
- Rescue Evacuation: Medical and emergency rescue evacuation costs if required. (Rescue, Repatriation, Helicopter, Medication, Medical Tests and Hospitalization costs.)
- Personal Expenses: Telephone, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, any Alcoholic beverages (during the trek and in Kathmandu but we will serve soft drinks for members in base camp).
- Personal Equipment: Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking /Climbing Gears.
- Toiletries: Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.
- Filming: Special Filming, Camera, and Drone permit fee.
- Internet Service: Not included during the trek.
- USD 25 for an extra porter per day (If extra porter demanded).
- Summit Bonus: Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa.
- Tips: Tips for Basecamp and other staff.
- Extra: Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary. Any other item not listed in the “Cost Includes” section.
Best Time for Mardi Himal Climbing
Spring and Autumn seasons will be the best period of the year for this trek. March, April, May, September, October, and November months are highly recommended. Similarly, during this time you will find a suitable and stable climate. In addition, you will also travel with clear visibility of the surroundings. Which can double your trekking and climbing experience. So, make sure you visit here during his time of the year.
The difficulty of Mardi Himal Climbing
This trek is difficult. You have to do a lot of uphill climbs during this trek. You will travel from some suspension bridges and rough roads. Similarly, you might fall victim to altitude sickness. In addition, to all that this trek is 15 days long which will fully push the physical and mental state of your body. Furthermore, this trek will test your stamina too. Furthermore, if you travel here during on season it might be difficult for you to find suitable accommodation. In addition, if you travel here during off-seasons then the climate and weather might affect your climbing experience.
Travel insurance for Mardi Himal Climbing
We don’t provide you with personal insurance. you should have your insurance with you. So, you make sure that your insurance company has covered all your trekking-related facilities. Including all medical expenses, repatriation expenses, rescue mission, loss of property. Likewise, make sure that your insurance is not expired. In addition to all that make sure your insurance policy has covered all your medical and hospital bills in case anything bad happens to you during the trek.
Meals and Accommodation at Mardi Himal Climbing
We provide meals three times a day including breakfast, lunch, and dinner and the accommodation we provide are lodging facilities that are also top class. We take full care of our consumer’s needs and essentials. We also provide facilities according to our consumer’s desires and comfort. Similarly, we also provide you with Nepali and Western foods. All of them are healthy and top class. So, feel free and enjoy yourself.
Fitness and experience requirement for Mardi Himal Climbin
This is a very long trek so you should be physically fit. In addition, you should have at least the experience of climbing small peaks. Not everyone can do this trek. Most importantly, you should be passionate about the trek. Furthermore, you should not have any heart or lung diseases. Most importantly, you should also not have any blood-related diseases.
Climate and weather at Mardi Himal Climbing
The best time for you to travel is during the spring and monsoon seasons. These seasons provide you with the best scenery of the surrounding. Similarly, the temperature is also moderate. If you want to experience the perfect weather and climate these seasons are perfect. Similarly, if you travel here during this time then this can multiply your fun and trekking experience during the trek.
Safety and security at Mardi Himal Climbing
Your safety and security are very important to us. We constantly monitor every area of our travel. So, you can feel free and enjoy your time trekking with us. In addition, we take full care of our consumers and their property. Similarly, our trip constantly operates under the supervision of an expert who will fully guide you during your tour. Furthermore, the lodging facility we provide is also secure for our consumers.
When is the best time for the Mardi Himal Climbing?
Autumn (September, October, November) and spring (March, April, May) are suitable for Mardi Himal Climbing Climbing. However, it is possible in monsoon seasons too.
How difficult is the Mardi Himal Climbing?
The Mardi Himal Climbing Expedition is difficult. But, almost anyone can complete it. You just have to be confident and believe in yourself.
How much will it cost to climb the Mardi Himal Climbing Expedition?
The average cost of the Mardi Himal Climbing Expedition is about USD 1500 per person for a 15 days itinerary.
Can you climb the Mardi Himal Climbing alone?
It is not possible. Similarly, this trek and climb would be very difficult for a single person. So, we would recommend hiring a guide.
Do I need a climbing permit for the Mardi Himal Climbing?
Yes, it’s compulsory to have a Mardi Himal Climbing Expedition permit from Kathmandu.
Can you have altitude sickness on the Mardi Himal Climbing?
Altitude sickness is a common problem during the Mardi Himal Climbing Expedition. So, you should drink a sufficient amount of water.
What is the food price at Mardi Himal Climbing?
Food Prices differ from place to place. But, it usually costs USD 25 for lunch, dinner, and breakfast.
How many hours do I need to walk per day on the Mardi Himal Climbing?
You usually walk about 5-6 hours on most of your trek days. The walks must be slow and
Can I carry children on the Mardi Himal Climbing?
It is an unwise decision to carry your children with you to the Mardi Himal Climbing Expedition. But, exceptions are made if they are old enough then you can take them with you following necessary protocols.
Is the Mardi Himal Climbing trail crowded?
Usually, the walking trail is not crowded but it is generally jam-packed with travelers during the peak trekking and climbing seasons.
What will happen If I get sick during the Mardi Himal Climbing?
While climbing it is possible that you feel uncomfortable. But, don’t worry, your guide will be there for you.
Is charging my phones and batteries possible in the route of the Mardi Himal Climbing Expedition?
It is certainly possible to charge your phones and batteries in the tea houses and lodges during your trip to Mardi Himal Climbing Expedition but they might charge you some money.
Can I buy or rent gear while trekking?
Big cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara have lots of trekking stores where you can buy any type of gear. There are also dedicated stores in Kathmandu that only rent gear required for the trekking at a very reasonable price.
What should be the weight of a backpack?
Your backpack should only have your necessary gear and your important documents. Eg camera, battery, identification cards, passport, permits, cell phone charger, cash, credit cards. If you feel you need something that comes in handy while trekking – please feel free to grab it!
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