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Mardi Himal Peak Climbing

Mardi Himal Peak Climbing

Annapurna Range from Mardi Himal

Overview

Trip Highlights;

  • Summit Mardi Himal Peak 5587m/18325ft.
  • Magnificent views of Annapurna I 8078m, Annapurna II 7937m, Annapurna IV 7525m, Annapurna South 7273m, Manaslu 8156m, Dhaulagiri 8167m, Himalchuli 7540m, Machhapuchhare (Fish-Tail) 6997m, Lamjung Himal 6986m and Hiunchuli 6336m.
  • Experience the local culture and traditional villages away from main trekking trail
  • Explore the remote and isolated area with breathtaking views of valleys and stunning views of high mountains.

Trip Introduction;
Mardi Himal 5587m/18325ft is located 15 miles north of Pokhara and lies south of the Annapurna Region. The peak is categorized among the smallest trekking peaks in Nepal. Also, the trail that leads to Mardi Himal is less visited, making it a perfect option for trekkers who wants to avoid overcrowded trekking routes while enjoying magnificent views of Annapurna I 8078m, Annapurna II 7937m, Annapurna IV 7525m, Annapurna South 7273m, Manaslu 8156m, Dhaulagiri 8167m, Himalchuli 7540m, Machhapuchhare (Fish-Tail) 6997m, Lamjung Himal 6986m and Hiunchuli 6336m. Since the ascend to the peak is less technical, Mardi Himal Peak Climbing is an excellent opportunity for beginners and those seeking to gain climbing experience.

Mardi Himal Peak Climbing with Nepal Guide Treks starts with a scenic drive to Pokhara. From Pokhara, we take a short drive towards Hyenja - the starting point of our trek. Passing through the dense forest and exploring the less visited trails we reach Mardi Himal Base Camp after a few days of walking. Once we reach the High Camp, we make sure that we are properly acclimatized and make the final check of the climbing equipments before climbing the summit. With everything in order, we head out for climbing the summit of Mardi Himal. Using ropes, crampons and ice axes we ascend towards the summit. Following the steps of our climbing experts, we build a successful climb to the summit. After achieving the summit, our return journey heads back through Base Camp, Hyenja and to Pokhara. The adventurous and memorable experience of Mardi Himal Peak Climbing with Nepal Guide Treks ends with a scenic drive from Pokhara back to Kathmandu.
Check out equipment lists requires for Peak Climbing. 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] & Transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara [820m/2,690ft] [5-6 hours drive]
Day 03: Drive from Pokhara to Hyenja [1030m/3378ft] and Trek to Gyachok [1420m/4657ft] [45Min Drive & 3-4 hrs Trek]
Day 04: Trek from Gyachok Sano Khoban [1600m/5248ft] [5-6 Hrs Trek]
Day 05: Trek from Sano Khoban to Pipa [3150m/10332ft] [4-5 Hrs Trek]
Day 06: Acclimatization and free exploration
Day 07: Trek from Pipa to Thulo Kharka [4120m/13513ft] [5-6 Hrs Trek]
Day 08: Trek from Thulo Kharka to Mardi Himal Base Camp [4100m/13448ft] [2-3 Hrs Trek]
Day 09: Climb Mardi Himal High Camp [4650m/15252ft] [2-3 Hrs Trek]
Day 10: Mardi Himal Summit [5587m/18325ft] and descend to Base Camp [7-8 Hrs Climb]
Day 11: Trek from Base Camp to Korchon [3680m/12070ft] [5-6 Hrs Trek]
Day 12: Trek from Korchon to Riban [1780m/5838ft] [5-6 Hrs Trek]
Day 13: Trek to Hyenja and drive back to Pokhara [3 Hrs Trek and 45 Min Drive]
Day 14: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 15: Free and leisure day at Kathmandu
Day 16: International Departure as per flight schedule 

Note: The above itinerary outline can be easily tailor-made according to your preference, purpose of visit, and length of stay.  Contact us to customize this trip as per your requirement 

Additional Information

Accommodations:
Sophisticated hotels and resorts from normal tourist standard category to five star categories are available in Kathmandu and Pokhara for your accommodation, where you can choose your suitable one. But you will not have those star rated accommodations during the trekking and climbing period, even this Mardi Himal Peak Climbing has not any accessibility of such tea house/lodges too. During the entire trekking periods and climbing periods we have to stay in tented camps which set up by our Sherpa crew. All accommodations can be Single/Double/Triple or twin sharing basis as per your preference.

Meals: 
Our each and every trekking and peak climbing package trips are inclusive of all meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) including the package trip of this Mardi Himal Peak Climbing during the entire trekking and climbing period, apart from the BB plan stay in Kathmandu. We will have Dinner and Breakfast in the same tented Camp where we spent overnight and Lunch will be en-route of trekking towards next destination since we have to leave our accommodation after breakfast to continue the trek. You can enjoy the taste of varieties of cuisines; Nepali food, Tibetan, Continental, Indian, Italian etc. During the entire trek and climbing period, our kitchen team will prepare hygienic foods to serve you. There might not be several choices of foods during the camp as in the tea house trek and restaurants in cities; you have to understand that our crew have to carry all camping gears and kitchen equipments from available places but we are sure we will provide as much services and facilities as we can do to make your adventure holiday awesome. 

Physical Conditions and Experience Required: 
Every Peak Climbing is a technical adventure activity in Nepal which requires previous trekking experience and technical skills about peak climbing gears to have successful summit. The trip is very suitable for adventure motivated trekkers who have ability to walk in snows ridges and adventurous trails. Walking in high altitudes might attract by high altitude sickness, slow and steady walk would be the perfect solution. We suggest every adventure seekers who are planning to come Nepal for trekking adventure to do daily around an hour physical workout (jugging, hiking, cycling, gym, etc) prior to a couple of weeks.
 
Best Seasons for Mardi Himal Peak Climbing:
Peak Climbing in Nepalese mountain is a seasonal. Basically 3 months in autumn – September, October & November and 3 months in spring – March, April & May are the perfect time for this Mardi Himal Peak Climbing adventure holiday. During the time, weather would be clear, sunny and warm in Himalayas thus we can have great views of mountains. Monsoon season three months (June, July and August) will be ruined by rains.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] & Transfer to Hotel
Our airport arrival and departure representative will meet you at Tribhuwan International Airport on your arrival schedule. You will be transferred to hotel and our staff will help you until check-in procedure ends at Hotel. Either you can have a rest at the Hotel or visit NGT’s office. In the evening, join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition Team. 
Accommodation: 
Hotel/Resort 
Meals: 
BB Plan + Welcome Dinner 

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara [820m/2690ft] [5-6 hours drive]
Today we will drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara along the scenic zigzag hilly roads that takes approximately five to six hours. Pokhara is a beautiful town set on the banks of the Fewa Lake. Pokhara is tourist's paradise with full of natural wonders as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with the magnificent views of surrounding mountains. It is smaller and much less hectic than Kathmandu.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan

Day 03: Drive from Pokhara to Hyenja [1030m/3378ft] and Trek to Gyachok [1420m/4657ft] [45Min Drive & 3-4 hrs Trek]
From Pokhara we will take another short drive towards the village of Hyenja - the starting point of the trek. We will start our trekking from Hyenja, following the trail that goes along the bank of Mardi Khola before crossing the river. We will continue our trek along the banks Seti Khola, passing through beautifully terraced farmlands to reach the village of Gyachok. From Gyachok we can enjoy great views of Machhapuchhre (Fish-Tail) and Mardi Himal.  
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 04: Trek from Gyachok to Sano Khoban [1600m/5248ft] [5-6 Hrs Trek]
Leaving Gyachok, we will continue to trek higher up through paddy field terraces towards the village of Dhiprang. We will pass along two more villages - Mirsa and Kaduwa, which are the last settlements that we will come across. We will continue to follow the trail that gradually ascends at first and then steeply at the end to reach the pasture land of Sano Khoban where we will set up our camp for the overnight stay.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 05: Trek from Sano Khoban to Pipa [3150m/10332ft] [4-5 Hrs Trek]
From Sano Khoban we will make a steep climb through the dense forest. We will continue to ascend into higher altitude through dense forest until we reach towards a break out point into the open air. During our up-hill struggle we will have opportunity to spot several species of birds and wild animals. A final climb over a steep ridge will lead us towards a small lake at Pipa where we will be camping for the overnight stay.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 06: Acclimatization/Exploration day at Pipa.
Acclimatization is very essential especially in higher altitudes. Both mental and physical sickness may arise while gaining higher altitudes. So, today we will spend our day acclimatizing and exploring around Pipa before heading further up to the higher altitudes. Besides, proper acclimatization is a must for a successful peak climbing experience.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 07: Trek from Pipa to Thulo Kharka [4120m/13513ft] [5-6 Hrs Trek]
After spending a good acclimatization day at Pipa, we will continue our trekking that climbs up the ridge line with striking views of Manaslu Himalayan ranges to the East and the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan ranges to the West. Our forward trekking eventually leads us to the pleasant grazing grounds of Thulo Kharka, where we will set up our camp for the overnight stay.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 08: Trek from Thulo Kharka to Mardi Himal Base Camp [4100m/13448ft] [2-3 Hrs Trek]
The entire route connecting Mardi Himal Base Camp is visible from our campsite at Thulo Kharka. Leaving Thulo Kharka we will follow the trail towards the base camp that takes approximately around 2 - 3 hours of walking. Mardi Himal Base Camp is situated in the valley between the south and southeast ridges of Mardi Himal. Once we reach the base camp, we will quickly set up our camps and our Sherpa crew will make necessary checks concerning proper acclimatization and necessary climbing equipments before heading up to high camp.      
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 09: Climb to Mardi Himal High Camp [4650m/15252ft] [2-3 Hrs Trek]
We will leave the base camp and start climbing steeply up for 200 meters and then traverse around the south-east ridge. From there we will continue to make a steady climb over the rocks and perhaps with some snow towards a good camping site. As soon as we reach our campsite, we will set up our camps, check that everyone is properly acclimatized and make necessary arrangements of the climbing equipments for climbing the summit tomorrow.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 10: Summit Mardi Himal [5587m/18325ft] and descend to Base Camp [7-8 Hrs Climb]
Today is the day that we have been waiting for. We will start early for the successful climb, as the strong winds after midday will make it almost impossible to summit the peak. The first part of the climb leads to the East Col at 5400 meters between Mardi Himal and Machhapuchhre (Fish-Tail) which is approximately 4 hours of tiring climbing. Using our climbing equipments and following the footsteps of our experienced climbing experts we will make a very long snow climb which is not steep but very tiring. So, resting every now and then is very important as we head towards the top of the Col. From here it will take about one more hour of climbing over a pleasant snow ridge to the top of the summit . Once at the summit, we are rewarded with great views of Annapurna mountain ranges and surrounding high peaks. After spending quality time at the top we will descend following the same route and head back to reach base camp.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 11: Trek from Base Camp to Korchon [3680m/12070ft] [5-6 Hrs Trek]
From the base camp we will follow the trail that traverses around the south ridge towards a col at 4280 meters with magnificent views of surrounding high peaks. Along with the great views we continue to trek towards the grazing pastures of Korchon where we will camp for our overnight stay.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 12: Trek from Korchon to Riban [1780m/5838ft] [5-6 Hrs Trek]
Leaving the pastures of Korchon we will descent steeply downhill towards the col below Odane Hill. During our trek today, we will have magnificent views of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna IV, Manaslu, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Himalchuli and Dhaulagiri. We will continue to follow the ridge line that heads south and passing through dense forest we will arrive at Riban.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 13: Trek to Hyenja and drive back to Pokhara [3 Hrs Trek and 45 Min Drive]
From Riban it is a pleasant walk as we pass through Lachock. From there we will cross the Mardi Khola and Mardi Pul to reach Hyenja. From Hyenja we will take a scenic drive over zigzag hilly roads that will take us back to Pokhara. Pokhara is home to thick forest, emerald lakes and a place of remarkable natural beauty. The reflection of the Machhapuchre (Fish-Tail) Himal over the serene Fewa Lake makes this place truly magical. Besides, visiting sacred places and sightseeing around the city in Pokhara could be a good way to spend your day.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: Breakfast+Lunch

Day 14: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
It takes approximately four to five hours drive to reach Kathmandu from Pokhara. We will drive along the Prithivi Highway which offers scenic hilly zigzag roads through the banks of Trishuli River. We can see the daily activities of the local people for their survival, along the road when we pass through several villages and towns during our drive journey.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan 

Day 15: Free day at Kathmandu
You would surely like to see as much of Kathmandu as possible. An early start is practical to visit the temples of Kathmandu. Also, walking around the shopping area of Thamel is worth spending quality time at Kathmandu. We will have a final meal together in the evening.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner

Day 16: International Departure as per flight schedule 
Our Airport representative will drop you at the Airport as per your flight schedule. 

Date & Price

The given rates are per person with guaranteed departure schedules. If the given dates are not appropriate for you, please feel free to contact us for requesting a new dates, we will gladly personalize the itinerary and schedule of the trip that fits for you.

Check our assured departure schedules given bellow:

Start Date End Date Price in USD Availability Booking
September 20, 2017 October 5, 2017 $ 2199 OPEN Book Now !
October 2, 2017 October 17, 2017 $ 2199 OPEN Book Now !
October 15, 2017 October 30, 2017 $ 2199 GUARANTEED Book Now !
October 25, 2017 November 9, 2017 $ 2199 OPEN Book Now !
November 2, 2017 November 17, 2017 $ 2199 OPEN Book Now !

Avabillity Options

OPEN: This date is available and open for bookings. Go for it!

GUARANTEED: Guaranteed departure. Seat Available.

LIMITED: Guaranteed departure, Limited seat. You can send booking request for availability.

FULL:This date is currently unavailable. Please contact us if you are interested in traveling on this date.

Your Program Duration = 16 Days

All the Prices are in USD Per Person basis.

Service includes

  • 2 Nights stay in Kathmandu & 2 Nights stay in Pokhara with BB Plan 
  • All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport arrival and departure transfer
  • Climbing and trekking permits for Mardi Himal Peak CLimbing and Trekking
  • Tea House + Camping combined accommodation during trek – as per itinerary
  • All meals during trek & climb– Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 
  • Experienced trekking & climbing guide
  • Required number of porters
  • All necessary climbing gears
  • Kitchen equipments and camping equipments during climbing period 
  • General first aid kids 
  • Insurance, clothing and salary for staffs
  • All government taxes and necessary paper work 
  • welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu 

Service does not includes

  • Medical/personal high risk insurance (suggest have rescue coverage policy as well)
  • International airfares and departure tax.
  • Personal climbing gears.
  • Major meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Cost of personal expenses
  • Tips

Useful Info

Accommodations:
Sophisticated hotels and resorts from normal tourist standard category to five star categories are available in Kathmandu and Pokhara for your accommodation, where you can choose your suitable one. But you will not have those star rated accommodations during the trekking and climbing period, even this Mardi Himal Peak Climbing has not any accessibility of such tea house/lodges too. During the entire trekking periods and climbing periods we have to stay in tented camps which set up by our Sherpa crew. All accommodations can be Single/Double/Triple or twin sharing basis as per your preference.

Meals: 
Our each and every trekking and peak climbing package trips are inclusive of all meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) including the package trip of this Mardi Himal Peak Climbing during the entire trekking and climbing period, apart from the BB plan stay in Kathmandu. We will have Dinner and Breakfast in the same tented Camp where we spent overnight and Lunch will be en-route of trekking towards next destination since we have to leave our accommodation after breakfast to continue the trek. You can enjoy the taste of varieties of cuisines; Nepali food, Tibetan, Continental, Indian, Italian etc. During the entire trek and climbing period, our kitchen team will prepare hygienic foods to serve you. There might not be several choices of foods during the camp as in the tea house trek and restaurants in cities; you have to understand that our crew have to carry all camping gears and kitchen equipments from available places but we are sure we will provide as much services and facilities as we can do to make your adventure holiday awesome. 

Physical Conditions and Experience Required: 
Every Peak Climbing is a technical adventure activity in Nepal which requires previous trekking experience and technical skills about peak climbing gears to have successful summit. The trip is very suitable for adventure motivated trekkers who have ability to walk in snows ridges and adventurous trails. Walking in high altitudes might attract by high altitude sickness, slow and steady walk would be the perfect solution. We suggest every adventure seekers who are planning to come Nepal for trekking adventure to do daily around an hour physical workout (jugging, hiking, cycling, gym, etc) prior to a couple of weeks.
 
Best Seasons for Mardi Himal Peak Climbing:
Peak Climbing in Nepalese mountain is a seasonal. Basically 3 months in autumn – September, October & November and 3 months in spring – March, April & May are the perfect time for this Mardi Himal Peak Climbing adventure holiday. During the time, weather would be clear, sunny and warm in Himalayas thus we can have great views of mountains. Monsoon season three months (June, July and August) will be ruined by rains.

Reviews

Awesome Trek & Climb - Mardi Himal !!! Thumbs UP

Many thanks to Nepal Guide Treks for arranging our climb to Mardi Himal Peak.
Ang-Dendi, our guide and expert was very devoted and experienced climber. He always took right decisions and care for everyone in the group.
The trekking route towards the peak was wonderful. Very less people visit this area so, it was worth exploring this region. We just don't have words to express how thankful we are to Nepal Guide Treks for providing us professional service.
Highly Recommended Nepal Guide Treks !!
Martin & Group - Canada    


Many Thanks to NGT team !!!

We just did Mardi Himal Peak  with Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions. It was wonderful to trek along the traditional villages in a non-commercial trekking route. Heart-touching views and terrific feeling at the summit of Mardi Himal. Thanks to our guide and climbing expert who made this climbing trek memorable. Warmly recommended for those seeking true adventure. We would like to do more climbing treks with NGT.
With Love from Germany !!!
Sarah, Juliana & Thomas


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