The Mardi Himal trek is a hidden gems situated just east of one of the most popular treks of Nepal, the Annapurna Base Camp trek. Since this is a newly opened trek route, few trekkers make their way to the Mardi Himal Base Camp, spectacularly situated at the base of Mardi Himal and the impressive Machapuchhre.
Panchase trekking, a solid panoramic trek, is getting popularity as being one of the shortest trek from Pokhara offering great views of the longest chain of mountain range: Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Annapurna South, Mt Hiuchuli, Mt Lamjung, Mt Dhaulagiri, Mt Manaslu, Fish Tail Mountain locally known as Machhapuchare and many others. From the top of Panchase, Mt Fishtail seems to be cuddled by Mt Annapurna in her arms.
This trek combines the two popular and new trekking routes (Panchase + Mardi), of Nepal into one short and very beautiful treks in Nepal!
This trek starts from Pokhara, and this itinerary also begins from Pokhara. You can come to Pokhara from Kathmandu with a 6 hour drive or a 30 mins flight. Or we can arrange your pickup from Kathmandu Airport upon request, and also organize a few days of visit around the cities of Kathmandu and Pokhara before the trek.
Day 1: Pokhara to Bhumdi
Day 2: Bhumdi to Panchase
Day 3: Panchase to Australian Camp
Day 4: Australian Camp to Forest Camp
Day 5: Forest Camp to High Camp
Day 6: Exploration, back to Low Camp
Day 7: Low Camp to Lumre, drive to Pokhara
Drive from Pokhara to Peace Stupa and trek for 5 hours to the beautiful village of Bhumdi (1600m)
Trek to Panchase Bhanjyang through Rhododendron forest area observing beautiful Mountain View all the time. Hike for 6 to 7 hours. (2030m)
The next day we trek for 5 hours to Australian Base Camp via Kande, see the beautiful sunset at ABC and over night stay.(2030m)
Trek to forest camp. We follow ridge all the time, watch views of Modi khola valley on the left and Mardi Khola on the right. We get a closer view of Mt Fishtail and Mardi Himal. It is a quiet trail along the forest of rhododendron and pine trees. Overnight at forest camp (Kokar) at 2660m. Kokar, a local name, will have homestays for the night.
Trek to High Camp early in the morning via dense forest of rhododendron. On the way, we stop for quick lunch at Low Camp. The view from Low Camp is superb, with Mount Machhapuchchhre visible up the valley. Then we move forward to High Camp. (3600m) Overnight stay at a guest house.
5 hour round trek and exploration of Mardi Himal Base Camp/ Upper View Point (4200m). Great view of Annapurna Sanctuary, Hiunchuli and Machapuchchhre and Mt Fishtail Base Camp. Return back to Low Camp for Night Stay.
Trek downhill to Siddhing Village(1700m) for 6 to 7 hours. This place has a rich habitat of Himalayan Langoor, Barking Deer, Black Bear and many varieties of pheasants like Danphe and Munal. A two hour short trek to Lumre and drive to Pokhara for 2 hours.
- Land transportation from Pokhara to World Peace Stupa and Lumre to Pokhara.
- Accommodation at Trekkers Lodge/ Guest House along the Trail.
- Foods (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) while on Trek.
- Well experienced English speaking and other native language speaking trekking Guide.
- Porter service and support staff for above 4 person.
- Food, wages, accommodation, equipment's, medicine and insurance coverage for all trekking staffs.
- All Government taxes.
- Travel insurance and other expenses like costs incurred due to any unforeseen circumstances, emergency evacuation and rerouting, flight change, airport taxes.
- Alcoholic, hot and cold beverage, laundry.
- Personal trekking Equipment's.
- Tips for trekking staff - Tipping are expected
The itineraries are merely a guideline and are prearranged on the basis of their popularity with our previous guests. We can easily customized it to suit your own schedule and requirement.
We can organize combination packages to explore various regions and attractions throughout the country if you have an interest to explore Nepal further. Popular destinations and activities.