In the high Himalaya, Mardi Himal is supposed to be an ideal introduction to the mountaineering. It holds truer when you have got little time at your disposal. You need not to have any experience of high altitude for this. We have set some precautions that ensure the safety and gradual acclimatization during the trek in the mountain.
This expedition is very short and easier too. This trek may add more enjoyments in your journey. The advantage of climbing this peak is all about your ability to climb this peak in a round trip with in couple of weeks. This trial really offers you an opportunity to join the longer expedition, particularly for those who have not been able to find adequate time to join longer expedition.
Facts of Mardi Himal Climbing
|Destinatin:||Mardi Himal Climbing|
|Peak Climbing Starts in:||Mardi Pul|
|Peak Climbing Ends in:||Ghachok|
|Peak Climbing Duration:||16 Days|
|Activities:||Tours & Sightseeing, Trekking & Walking, Peak Climbing|
|Culture:||Different Community with majority of Sherpa, Tamang, Chhetri, Brahamn & Tibetan.|
|Transportation:||Private vehicle as per itinerary | Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu by bus|
|Max. Altitude:||5555m (Mardi Himal)|
|Best season in Nepal:||Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct & Nov|
|Mode of Trekking:||Camping|
|Group Size:||Min 02 PAX, Max 12 PAX|
|Cost starts:||US$ 1400 - US$ 2100 per person|
Mardi Himal Climbing
|Days||Day to Day Activities|
|01||Arrival in Kathmandu
Flying to Kathmandu along the northern border of Nepal on a clear day is in itself an exciting and memorable experience. As you fly, the panoramic view of snow-capped Annapurna mountain range greets your sight. After the completion of Visa formalities, you have to come downstairs to collect Luggage and proceed to outside from terminal Building. Please look at your Printed Name and Our Company Signboard Annapurna Foothills Treks & Exp and follow them. Meet our representative and then you will be transferred to hotel. You will be served free welcome drinks, tea or coffee or juice at the time of check in.
The Managing Director or The Manager of company will meet you in hotel and will brief about the trip. You should clear your dues before we proceed for the trip. You are free to relax or explore around the city in the very first day. Overnight stay at Hotel
|02||Sight seeing Kathmadu
After the breakfast in the morning, our city guide will come to the hotel with vehicles and then we leave hotel to visit Kathmandu Darbar Square, the house of living Goddess Kumari, the ferocious Kal Bhairab, The Red Monkey God and hundreds of erotic carvings. Swayambhunath is the worlds most glorious Buddhist Chaityas.It is said to be 2000 years old.
Boudhanath is a huge Buddhist stupa located about 7 km east of Thamel. It stands on a massive mandala style platform and has features similar to the Swayambhunath, though it is bigger than Swayambhunath in size. It is said that this stupa was built during the 5th Century. Every year, Thousands of pilgrims from Nepal and neighboring countries visit Boudhanath, particularly in winter and Pashupatinath temple. Pashupatinath temple is one of the biggest Hindu temples. Overnight stay at Hotel
|03||Kathmandu to Pokhara
Early in the morning, transfer to pokhara bus station & drive seven hours to Pokhara, check in at hotel and evening Phew lake exploration. Overnight stay at Hotel
|04||Pokhara and Trek to Mardi Pul [1,050m]
This trek begins through the busy trail to Hyenja pass through the periphery of Pokhara and the water irrigation project. This trail is busy trading route. The trail divides as we arrive at original Tibetan refugee camp. We go towards the right side route and it leads us to north across the paddy field. This trail passes along the west bank of the Seti Khola. The trail further drops down at the river. Overnight stay at tent
|05||Mardi Pul to Odane Hill [2,510m]
After leaving Mardi pul, the trail goes along the east bank of the Mardi upstream and come across the Gurung village. The trail further leads to the route which then becomes steeper. The trail again divides as we move forward. We take right hand fork and it leads past cow sheds. The trail is steep till now but it develops more steeper. Then the trail passes through the Bamboo forest. The rhododendrons are seen on the trail. Overnight stay at tent
Despite the steepness of the route, the ridgeline path offers ever-increasing views of the surrounding country. The path passes through a small clearing, Lalghar Kharka, and continues along a faint track to another clearing marking a high point on the ridge, which is Odane Hill. Overnight stay at tent
|06||Odane Hill to Kumai [3,049m]
The trek continues along the ridge line. You need to be careful of the false trails that can lead you off track. You are rewarded with the cool mountain air and stunning panorama there. The Annapurna I is on the west side, towering above Annapurna south [7,273m] and Hiunchuli [6,336m], the western bastion guarding the entrance to the Annapurna Sanctuary. You can see spectacular view of mountains such as Annapurna II [7,937m], Annapurna IV [7,525m] and Lamjung Himal [6.986m], like the bulk of a sleeping elephant. You can also see stunning views of Manaslu [8,156m], Peak 29 [7,835m] and Himalchuli [7,540m beyond Marsyangdi. Given that the distant summit snows of Dhaulagiri [8,167m] can also be seen, three of the world’s highest mountains are on view along this trek. Today, we trek for seven hours. Overnight stay at tent
|07||Kumai to Khorchon [3,568 m]
Leaving Kumai, you continue climbing steeply along the ridgeline to grazing pastures called Khorchon at around 3,568 meters. Today’s trek is quite steep and relatively short. Overnight stay at tent
|08||Khorchon to Base Camp [4,100m]
This trail now goes across the ridgeline to plateau below the south face of the Mardi Himal and south west ridge of the Machhapuchhre. This is also known as the other sanctuary. We continue the trek to reach at the base camp at an altitude of 4100m. Overnight stay at tent
|09||Climb to the Summit of Mardi Himal [5,555 m] and Return to Base Camp [4,100m]
Today, we climb Mardi himal. Technically, this climb is little difficult for route finding is seen as the main problem. The difficulties can be found in the couloirs leading to the col below the East Face. This trail might present avalanche danger under fresh snow condition.
From the Base Camp, you ascend steeply towards the col between the East Face of Mardi Himal and the connecting ridge of Machhapuchhre. A high camp can be placed at 4,650 meters. From camp, you reach a snow couloirs leading to the col with a steep section of perhaps 45 degrees. At the col further steep snow slopes lead to the summit of Mardi Himal at around 5,555 meters.
After enjoying hard earned climb, we then descend by the same route to the Base Camp. Overnight stay at tent
|10||Mardi Himal Base Camp to Kumai [3,049m]
After leaving the base camp, we descend through the grazing land named Khorchon and follow the same trail back to Kumai. Overnight stay at tent
|11||Kumai to Ghachok [1,067m]
Today, we descend from Kumai which is relatively hard for weary knees, as much of the altitude gained is lost on the return to the valley. Descending on the ascent route, we reach Odane Hill. Just before the high point , a small track goes left down the east flank of the ridge, dropping steeply to grazing country and a good lunch spot at Hile. Later, the trail further descends more steeply to the prosperous farming village of Ghachok , in the valley of the Seti River . Today we descend for nearly eight hours o reach Ghachok. Overnight stay at tent
|12||Ghachok to Pokhara
Today is the last part of our trek, as we continue along the direct route crossing the Seti to the east bank and follow the main trail south. Descending down the east bank of the Seti, we finally reach Pokhara in about five hours. Once we reach in Pokhara, we can relax amidst the stunning natural beauty of the city. Overnight stay at Hotel
|13||Pokhara: city tours.
Your sightseeing trip will start at 9AM in the morning after breakfast. Places we visit are Fewa Lake , Devis water fall, Museum, and Gupteshower cave. You will have relaxing afternoon. Overnight stay at hotel with breakfast included. .
|14||Drive back to Kathmandu: (1345 meters) Overnight stay at the hotel in Kathmandu . If you are interested in continuing on to Chitwan Jungle Safari, River Rafting Adventure or any other tours you can start today.|
|15||Sight seeing in Kathmandu
After breakfast, our city guide reaches in Hotel with Vehicles, then we drive to Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Bhaktapur is one of the oldest cities in Kathmandu valley. It is well known as Living Museum. Old brick paved enclave of old Royal palace, Nyathapola Temple, Datatriya temple, exquisite artwork offers a picture of the grandeur of medieval Nepal. And Patan is located 7 km away from Kathmandu, this city has many 15th to 17th century, Hindu and Buddhist, monuments built during the Malla dynasty. The most important area with many monuments is the Patan Durbar Square. (Culture program) Over night stay at Hotel.
Our Nepalese support team will take you to the airport for your flight back to home. (Or stay longer for short tours such as game drive at National parks, rafting, Tibet tours, mountain biking etc).
Unforeseen Cost such as Flight Cancellation or Delayed, Sick in Trek, and Helicopter rescue in Trek, Cost due to bad weather etc which is out of our control.
The safety and security of clients is a matter of great importance for us. All of our trips are led by qualified professional government license holder guides and they have received adequate training from the government of Nepal. We always carry first aid kits in our trip. Out duty is to work hard for you safety and comfort, no matter where we go. Therefore, we work very honestly to provide you the Himalayan experience that suits your needs. Please feel free to put forward your queries for making your trip more significant and memorable.
|Group Size||1 pax||2-4 pax||5-8 pax||9-12 pax|
|USD (US$) per person||Inquiry||2100||1745||1400|
- Climbing boots, Crampons
- Ice axe, Harness
- Rock pegs, Helmet (crash hat)
- Warm climbing trousers, Long cotton hiking shirts
- Waterproof climbing jacket, Gaiters,
- Sun hat, Light cotton athletic socks and wool,
- climbing socks, Long sleeved cotton/woolen shirts,
- T-shirts, Wool long underwear
- Down high altitude, Sleeping bag
- Down jacket/ trousers/vest, Climbing sunglasses
- Sunscreen, Lip salve
- Lightweight fleece, Fleece/wool for climbing
- Head torch /batteries/bulbs, Lightweight thermal/ insulated ski gloves
Equipments are available in Kathmandu on sale and parts of this equipment can be rented too.
While doing trek in the khumbu region, we will witness the different views of mountains such as Kwangde, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, the "horse saddle" of Kanteiga and of course the summit of Everest itself. We take a short rest for a while and it allows us little time for acclimatization. Here, you prepare yourself to explore the ascent of kalapatthar which is an altitude of 5545m. While climbing down from Lobuche, you will see some glacial moraine until the peak comes into view. Finally, you will be witnessing the north face of Mt. Everest . We return through a different route through Panboche to Lukla. We catch a flight for Kathmandu from Lukla.