"The Hidden Jewel"

Mardi Himal- 15 days

Enjoy local hospitality in an environment of peace and beauty.

Away from the main tourist routes, in a privileged enclave in the center of the Annapurna mountain range.

This area is an opportunity to quietly enjoy the surroundings and the simple contact with the locals … Take the opportunity to walk in solitude and silence, even in high season.

The views from the Mardi Himal base camp 4,200m are extraordinary, since we can see towards 2 different valleys: To the west the Annapurna I 8,091m, which rises above the South Anapurna 7.219m and the Hiunchuli 6,441m. To the east the Anapurna II 7,937m, Anapurna IV 7.525m, the Lamjung Himal 6,986m and the Gangapurna 7.575m. We can also see beyond the river Marshyangdi, the Manaslu 8.156m and the Himalchuli 7.879m. And of course the majestic Machhapuchhare 6,993m, which will accompany us throughout the trek.

The route goes along a ridge that always offers us views towards two beautiful valleys ... Impressive.

This area is ideal to spend 4 days camping under the stars, and from the base camp you can go up to the Mardi Himal 5,553m and go down the same day.

You can add this trek with the Annapurna Base Camp.

We will finish the trek in Pokhara, where we can canoe on its wonderful Pewa lake and visit the Mountain Museum and the Peace Pagoda.

Of course, we will visit Kathmandu and all its monuments declared as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.

There is not much risk of suffering from altitude sickness, since the ascent will be slow and steady and with enough time to acclimatize also the highest altitude at which you stay overnight is 3,500m.
The trekking days are usually about 5 hours and you walk from 10 to 15 km / day, although there are harder days than others.

1,930 € / 2*

15 days

Hostel

Trekking

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* Indicative price for two people (varies depending on the season, number of people, extra activities, etc …) Ask us for a quote, it’s free.

The Mardi Himal Trekking is another of the little-frequented routes and a hidden treasure in the Annapurna region.
This trekking is a little different because it does not go through a valley, but through an elevated ridge with spectacular views at all times. It is not a very difficult route, but that does not mean that you won’t be tired on some sections.

Aside from providing exceptional views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machapuchre and Manaslu, this route is perfect for anyone who wants to get away from tourists and have a calmer experience crossing towns that have not yet felt the great impact of tourism.

Until 2012 there was no accommodation in the upper areas of this route, so you could only go with a tent and bring your own food and cooking tools. This means that it is a relatively new area for tourism and that is why the environment that we are going to experience during this route is special.
During the trek we stay in guest houses attended by local families who have opened the doors to the adventurers who pass through here. It is a very close way to live during your trek, sharing the life of the locals and their customs.
The counterpart is that everything is usually quite basic in terms of infrastructure. They do not usually have a shower or electric light, and there is usually no varied menu as in other routes adapted to tourism. For 4 days you must adapt a little to their customs, their meals, their beds and toilets … In the high altitude fields there are even more basic mountain refuges.

For those who want to live an expedition experience we can spend several days camping outdoors and cooking our food with camping gas. It is an opportunity to feel like the pioneers who opened new routes.

The highest point at which you spend the night is 3,500m, but you can get to the viewpoint of the imposing Mardi Himal at 4,200m of altitude. From here you have the possibility to try a more alpine experience by climbing to the top of the Mardi Himal (5,587m), or even, if you have more time, you can decide to continue the route to the Annapurna Base Camp by extending your trek for 8 days more … I personally consider it a great choice for those who do not have the time to join a longer expedition, but do not want to miss the experiences that an adventure in the Himalayas has to offer.

Enjoy a very authentic experience.

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Included in the price

  • Transportation from the airport to the hotel.
  • Trekking permits and TIMS (Trekking Information Management System).

  • English speaking guide and porters required.
  • Salary, insurance, equipment and accommodation for the guide and porter.

  • Food and tea during the trekking.
  • Accommodation, both in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Accommodation during the trekking.
  • Trasportation from Lumre to Pokhara.
  • Bus from pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • First aid kit.
  • Guided tour in Kathmandu and surroundings.

  • Entrance to the main temples and monuments of the city.
  • Transportation from the hotel to the airport.
  • Farewell Dinner / Show.

Not included in the price

  • International flight.
  • Visa.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, snacks ...

  • Boiled water or water bottles.
  • Battery charging for mobile phones, cameras, etc …
  • Wi-fi
  • Tips.

Additional information

Extra Activities

If you wish to complement your itinerary with other activities, we have selected a wide and varied offer for you.

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