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Mardi Himal (5587m) 14 Days

Mardi Himal (5587m) 14 Days

Mardi Himal is the name given from long rising ridge and its summit from south-westerly lower slope of Mount Machhapuchhare or Fishtail. The area is much quieter and short colorful venture into the Annapurna region. The trail passes through patchwork valleys, dense mossy forests, raging rivers and waterfalls where you can stop to cool yourself. Around every corner is a tantalizing glimpse of the high mountains, whole horizons of which will be revealed to you as you reach the high points of your trek. Now lodges are built by friendly local making this trek as lodge/teahouse trekking. We’ll experience off the bitten eco-tourism and reach until high camp at 4,100m and get close views of 5 of the 14 highest mountains in the world.

WHAT ARE INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE

- All Airport – Hotel – Airport transfers (Pick up and drops)
- Nights as mentioned above in hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara, b/b plan
- Mardi Peak Permit, Annapurna Conservation area fee, and applicable permits & taxes.
- Camping Equipments - Tents, Dining tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, Mattresses
- Food : 3 meals a day during the trekking day, tea and coffee
- Twin sharing accommodation in tea house/lodge
- One English speaking experienced Climbing Sherpa/guide
- 1 cook & his assistance, necessary helpers.
- Nepali staffs wages, daily allowances and insurance
- Welcome and farewell dinner
- Rescue evacuation co-ordination (covered by your travel insurance)
- All transportation as per the itinerary
- Government tax, vat & office service charges


WHAT ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE

-International air ticket and airport taxes
-Lunch and dinner while stay in Kathmandu & Pokhara
-  Nepal entry visa fee
-  Personal Trekking Equipments for trek
-  All expenses of personal nature like: bar and beverages bills, telephone calls etc
-  Personal Travel insurance
-  Staffs tips
-  All not mentioned in cost includes


Mardi Himal (5587m) 14 Days Itinerary

Day 01- Arrival in Kathmandu
Welcome to Nepal! Ramdung Expedition representative will meet you at the airport and bring you to your hotel in Kathmandu. You can take a rest or if you are arriving earlier, can visit around the city.
In the evening we will hold a briefing session regarding your trip and get to know your Nepali trekking companion. We’ll be happy to answer any question you may have. O/N Hotel.  

Day 02 - Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara
At around 7am you’ll leave Kathmandu to reach Pokhara through green valley, Trisuli River alongside and scattered villages. It takes 6-7 to reach Pokhara. You check-in at your hotel, freshen up and have lunch. Walking along the Lakeside would be a good idea for the evening. You are advised to get some good sleep to begin trekking next day. O/N Hotel (B)

Day 03 – Drive Pokhara to Phedi and trek to Pothana (1925m). 4 hrs
After breakfast, we drive and heat to Phedi and start trek to Pothana, first night stop. O/N Teahouse (BLD)

Day 04 – Pothana to Forest Camp. 5-6 hrs
After walking for sometimes, you will arrive to Pitam deurali from where we leave Annapurna base camp route and continue trail through peace dense forest of hemlock, rhododendron, maple, oak. We the reach at Forest camp built by local clearing the forest. Local call this place as Kokar. Here lodge are very basic and more like homestay. O/N Camping (BLD)

Day 05 – Forest Camp to Bhaisi Kharka 5-6 hrs
The trail continue through forest. We will notice the changing of vegetation starts to appear and trees are covered with moss, tree ferns and lichen. There are few basic lodge in Bhaisi Kharka. You can enjoy viewing Mt. Machhapuchhre up the valley. O/N Camping (BLD)

Day 06 – Bhaisi Kharka to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4100m) 5-6 hrs
Walking for about hour, the trail breaks above tree line continuing towards the west where good view of Annapurna south and hiunchuli welcomes. If you are lucky, might view Danphe pheasant, national flower of Nepal. After about 4 hour of walk bring you to Mardi Himal Base camp. O/N Camping (BLD)

Day 07 – Mardi BC to Mardi Himal Summit (5587m). Back to Base Camp
Finally, the summit day today. We wake up early to climb the peak. We target to stand on summit before afternoon and be back in Base camp. O/N Camping (BLD)

Day 08 - Contingency or spare day
Contingency day in case of bad weather. If good weather we retrace our way back.
O/N Camping (BLD)

Day 09 – Base camp to Forest Camp. 5 hrs
We retrace our way back to the forest camp. O/N Camping (BLD)

Day 10 –
Forest camp to Siding village (1750m). 6 hrs
After we reach our main destination, we follow different trail to return. Siding is traditional Nepalese village just emerging to serve the tourist coming through. It is much like home stay. We take short trip around the village and enjoy Dal bhat with family in their kitchen. O/N teahouse/homestay (BLD)

Day 11 – Siding to Lumre. 3hrs and drive to Pokhara. 2 hrs
We start walking passing through Kalimati and Ghalel village. Kalimati is Brahmin village whereas Ghalel and siding are mix Brahmin and Gurung village. From Lumre, we drive back to Pokhara by jeep. O/N Hotel (BL)

Day 12 – Rest and relax in Pokhara
It’s all up to you visiting different places around Pokhara valley such as Fewa Lake, Devi’s water fall, Museum, Tibetan refugee settlement, Gupteshower cave and many more places as per the choice. O/N Hotel (B)

Day 13 – Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu
It takes 7hrs long drive along Trisuli river and various settlements to get back to Kathmandu.
You can spend time resting/buying souvenirs back to home. In the evening, we will host farewell dinner in traditional restaurant with cultural dance performances in celebration of your amazing trip. O/N Hotel (BD)

Day 14 – Trip ends, farewell and departure
The journey in the mountains of Nepal comes to an end today ! At last approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight, a representative from Ramdung Expedition will drop you to the airport. (B)

Extra days: Ramdung can offer you plenty of suggestions, if you wish to stay more days in Nepal. We arrange day tours inside historic city of Kathmandu valley, the mountain hill stations Nagarkot and Dhulikhel, rafting and jungle safari packages, helicopter and mountain flights tour etc.


Mardi Himal (5587m) 14 Days Cost Detail

VISA REQUIREMENT
All foreigners require a visa for entry into Nepal. The passport must be at least 6 months valid from return date. Nepalese visas can be obtained from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or directly upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport.

You will need two passport photo and following fees
- US$ 25 for 15 days or equivalent convertible currency.
- US$ 40 for 30 days or equivalent convertible currency.
- US$ 100 for 90 days or equivalent convertible currency.

ACCOMMODATION
Normally, we use following 3-4 star standard hotels in Kathmandu depending on availability in our  peak climbing package.
Hotel Manang. Located in touristic hub, Thamel.  www.hotelmanang.com
Hotel Utse. Located in touristic hub, Thamel. www.utsehotel.com
Hotel Manaslu. Located in Lazimpat near to Thamel area. www.hotelmanaslu.com

On the trekking and climbing it may make you feel tired and exhausted. So, we are committed to arrange you a home away from your home. While on trek, the lodges are fairly basic but perfectly adequate for the mountain type service. Two people will be accommodated in each room mostly in twin beds with foam mattresses. If you prefer private accommodation, you can choose “single supplement” option. It is important to consider that some places in the trek do not have sufficient lodges and rooms; in this case you’ll have to share room. Some lodges now have showers (charged at $3-$5).

For camping, comfortable two men tent with foam mattress will be provided. Camping will be fixed at designated camp site with pleasant and scenery place.

PRE TRIP MEETING
Prior to all our peak climbing and expedition program, we arrange a Pre-Trip meeting in Kathmandu. Mostly on the 2nd day of your itinerary. It will be in morning during the breakfast. We introduce with you our leader. It will provide face to face platform to ask anything about your trip and knowing each other for nice trip.

TRAVEL INSURANCE
it is mandatory to have travel insurance for the trekking and climbing and please submit us photocopy before departure to mountain. The insurance should cover comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue and treatment cost).

TREKKING DAYS
You are expect to trek about 5-7 hours covering distance of 10-15 kilometer daily depending on trial conditions and state of the weather. You’ll be traveling through wilderness, remote countryside and high elevations. Trekking with a guide is not only safer but also for more enjoyable experience. Our guides and porters are expert in Himalayan treks and have more than one decades of experience in average.
It is recommended that you prepare for trek with suitable training such as climbing hills/stairs, jogging, exercise and gym to improve your stamina few months prior to trek. The trek will be more enjoyable if you are fit.

MEALS AND DRINKS
There are plenty of excellent restaurants to serve food and drinks in Kathmandu such as Rum doodles, Fire & ice, La Dolce Vita, Ktoo Steak House, Everest Steak, New Orleans, Gaia etc. Breakfast is provided at your hotel every morning. It will cost $ 3-7 per meal depending on meals item chosen and restaurant.

While on trek, the lodges or teahouse provide good quality food in sufficient quantities. Meals whilst on trek are included in the package which is breakfast, lunch, dinner and hot drinks. You can choose your meal from hotel menus. Meals in lodges are varied ranging from traditional Nepalese daal bhaat to pizza, apple pie, steak, pasta and so on.

While on camping, our cook and kitchen staff will provide fresh, hygienic foods. 3 meal (breakfast, lunch, dinner) will be provided accompanying timely tea breaks and snacks. You can have Nepali, Tibetan, Sherpa, Italian and Indian varieties as per daily menu. We use locally produced foods which is free of chemicals and pesticides.

It is safer to drink bottled, boiled and filtered water. A reasonable variety of both hard and soft drinks are available in cities and while on trek. You can purify your own water if you carry a canteen or water bottle and iodine drops or tablets.

GUIDE AND STAFF ARRANGEMENT
Ramdung Expedition employs and train Nepalese guide and local staff. Our guides have done following trainings.

- Wilderness First Aid - KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Educational Project)
- Trekking Guide Training - Nepal Government's Ministry of Tourism & Civil Aviation department of Hotel Management & Tourism Training Centre of Nepal.
- Eco Trekking Workshop & Adventure Meet - TAAN (Trekking Agents Association Of Nepal)
- English Language - KEEP
- Conservation & Biodiversity - KEEP
- Rock & Ice Climbing & Mountaineering (optional) - Nepal Mountaineering Association
Our trekking guides posses good speaking English language skills. This is not our mother language and so sometimes we suggest traveler to pick up and use a few of local greetings and get firsthand experience of the local culture. Our guides and porters know the route direction like the back of their hand, they practice the local culture themselves and they are passionate about their country and job.

For safety concern there will be one climbing Sherpa/guide and one assistance guide to each 4 clients. This will ensure no disturb in itinerary, if in case one get sick. The trip still runs as plan as in itinerary. Our minimum group requirement is 2 and maximum goes up to 12 to ensure good team and to communicate and facilitate in every manner.

CLIMATE
Spring starts from March until May where temperature fluctuated between 20°c to 30°c. From June to August is summer season which is also time of monsoon with occasional thunderstorms and hot temperatures. From late September to end November is autumn and is best for trekking activities. Winter is from late November to February.
The trek will have a wide range of temperatures depending on the elevation and time of the particular day. In the mountains between 1000m-3500m, the night generally will be cool around 5°C and during the day temperatures every so often rise to 20°c. At the higher altitudes, temperatures range from 15° to -15°c.

TIPS
Tips is not mandatory but generally after hard work something extra is expected. We recommend a tip for guide and porter as at least $70 (more will be appreciated).

ACCLIMATIZATION
Our itinerary is planned carefully to cope with AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Most of the time you’ll be trekking or going over 3000m and acclimatization is very important. You may be likely to experience some of the minor symptoms and discomfort of altitude sickness (headaches, mild nauseas, loss of appetite) until your body adjusts to the elevation.  This can take from a few hours to a couple of days depending on the individual. Do not exert yourself and drink plenty of non-alcoholic liquids. It is very important to drink at least 4-5 liters of liquids daily to avoid any altitude sickness; this is probably the best remedy for AMS.

We advise specially the guests with known heart or lungs or blood diseases to consult their doctor before traveling. Mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorder are symptoms of AMS.

Do not forget - the common effects of altitude such as:
- You may feel breathlessness on exertion.
- Some headache which is treatable by aspirin.
- May be some difficulty sleeping and a little loss of appetite.
- You might also wake up suddenly at night trying to catch your breath. Do not panic! Your metabolism has simply slowed down.
- You may also experience an exaggerated thumping headache, which will not go away, breathless even at rest, extreme nausea. The lack of oxygen in the system will first affect either the brain (HACE - Height Altitude Cerebral Edema) causing loss of physical and mental coordination OR the lungs (HAPE - Height Altitude Pulmonary Edema), coughing up persistent sputum or both.
- Do not drink any alcohol on the outward trek. It seriously impairs the ability to acclimatize, and confuses the symptoms of AMS.

Do drink copious quantities of water-even 5 liters a day is recommended by some medical sources. Dehydration through perspiration and increased breathing rate seriously inhibits acclimatization, and is the most common cause of altitude related problems.

Do not drink any alcohol if you are above 3000m It seriously impairs the ability to acclimatize, and confuses the symptoms of AMS.

Read Altitude Sickness notes by Dr. Jim Duff on : http://www.treksafe.com.au/medical/altitude_illness.htm

CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT LIST
The following are what we recommend to bring as clothing and equipment needed for the trekking and climbing.  Most of the gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu at cheaper price; we can assist you with necessary arrangement. Except for your day pack, your luggage will be carried by porters. You’ll have strong and hospitable porter for two people. The weight limit for trek is 25kg per person. One porter can carry 20-25kg weight.  Before the trek, you can store all your excess baggage in Kathmandu at hotel or at our office and take only which is required for the trek. It is also recommended to carry your own medical items too.

Personal Climbing gears
Harness
Crampons
Ice axe
Screw gate carabineers (2lock, 2 unlock)
Tape Slings (2)
Descender/eight figure
Ascender/Jumer
helmet
Mountaineering boots

Group Climbing gears (we provide)
Snow Bar
Rope
Ice Hammer
Ice Screw

Headwear

Head torch, extra batteries & bulb
Sunglasses of UV protection
Warm hat (fleece, wool, synthetic)
Sun Hat, Bandana or scarf

Upper Body
Cotton tees or thermals
Light expedition weight thermal tops
Fleece wind-stoper jacket
Waterproof jacket (breathable fabric)
Down vest and jacket
Gore-tex Jacket
Gloves for hand

Lower body
Non-cotton underwear
1 pair of hiking shorts
1 pair of hiking trousers
1 pair of Lightweight thermal pants (long)
1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric

Footwear
Thin inner socks
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Comfortable Trekking boots
Cotton socks
Gaiters

Sleeping
Sleeping bag rated to -30°C
Sleeping bag liner (fleece)

Accessories
1 medium rucksack or 1 large duffel bag
Day backpack with good shoulder support (35-50 liters)
Small Padlocks for duffel-kit bags
Large plastic bags (keeping items dry inside trek bag)
Trekking poles (recommended, optional)
Water bottle
Toiletries

TOILETRIES
Toilet facilities will be there nearby your tent is an comfortable distance covered with tent. And we properly dispose all the waste.

READING LIST
- Lonely Planet Nepal: A guide book of Nepal.
- Annapurna: A book by Reinhold Messner about his expedition experience in the dead zone of Annapurna.
- Annapurna by Maurice Herzog
- Trekking in Nepal: Written by Stephen Bezruchka is an nice book for all treks with and bibliography of additional books.
- Trekking and climbing in Nepal: Written by Steve Razzetti, this book gives comprehensive knowledge of major trekking trails and climbing peaks.
- Nepal Handbook: By Kerry Morgan. Recommended specially for Kathmandu Valley sightseeing’s.
- Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya: By Stan Armungton. This book has detailed trek descriptions including restricted areas of Mustang, Manaslu, Dolpo and kailash.
- Into Thin Air: By Jon Krakaur. A personal account of the Mount Everest disaster.
- Travelers’ Tales: Edited by Rajendra Khadka, Traveler’s Tales, and San Francisco.
- Mustang: A lost kingdom by Michel Peissel.
- Into Thin Air: By Jon Krakaur. A personal account of the Mount Everest disaster.
- Travelers Tales: Edited by Rajendra Khadka, Traveler’s Tales, and San Francisco.
- Mustang: A lost kingdom by Michel Peissel.


  • Price: $ 2100

    - The price of each trip differs as per the group size, hotel category, clinet's interest of service and modification in the itinerary
    - Group Discount Available
    - 100% departure guranteed.
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  • Duration: 14 days
  • Physical
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Type: Peak Climbing
  • Route: Pokhara-Kokar-Mardi peak-Siding-Lumre-Pokhara
  • Max Altitude: 5587m

Trek Highlights

  • Best Season: March, April, May, September, October
  • Trip Style: Camping + homestay 
  • Quieter area in Annapurna region
  • Night stay in basic lodges and meet friendly locals
  • Experience village life, wildlife, panaromic mountain view and landscape.
  • Superb mountain view of Mardi himal, Annapurna south, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Hiunchuli

Itinerary

Day 01 – Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02 – Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 03 – Drive Pokhara to Phedi and trek to Pothana (1925m). 4 hrs
Day 04 –
Pothana to Forest Camp. 5-6 hrs
Day 05 – Forest Camp to Bhaisi Kharka 5-6 hrs
Day 06 – Bhaisi Kharka to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4100m) 5-6 hrs
Day 07 – Mardi BC to Mardi Himal Summit (5587m). Back to Base Camp
Day 08 – Contingency day
Day 09 – Base camp to Forest Camp. 5 hrs
Day 10 – Forest camp to Siding village (1750m). 6 hrs
Day 11 – Siding to Lumre. 3hrs and drive to Pokhara. 2 hrs
Day 12 – Rest and relax in Pokhara
Day 13 – Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 14 – Trip ends, farewell and departure