Mardi Himal Trek is the newly opened trekking area in Nepal which is also commonly known as Fishtail Model Trek. This fabulous trekking offers scintillating views of snowcapped mountains, diversified vegetations along with the lifestyle and traditions of the gurungs communities.
Mardi Himal Trek initiates as we drive from Pokhara to Phedi and start trekking towards Pothana. Machhapuchhre Mardi Himal Trek is the perfect blend of rich cultural heritage of diverse ethnic groups like Gurung, Tamang and Magar etc with the magnificent views of nearby Himalayas like Mt. Mardi, Mt. Machhapuchre, and Annapurna Himalayan ranges. We also get an opportunity to experience the combinations of rich flora & fauna, mountain forest, varied birds species, wild flowers, wild animals, and natural hot spring are supplementary attractions for visitors of all kinds. The Mardi-river Valley in Rivan & Lahachok area is an appropriate place for swimming, fishing and watching migrant birds. A natural Cave formed by rock and limestone and tea garden are the other attractions of the areas.
- Hike in the middle of unique landscapes, fascinating ethnic groups, scenic villages.
- Enjoying lovely sunrise views and colorful rhododendron forests.
- This trek offers excellent views of Dhawalagiri , Nilgiri, Annapurna South and Mahchapuchre.
- lake city in pokhara
DAY 1 – Arrival day – B&B Plan (Bed and Breakfast)
DAY 2 – Trek preparation day – B&B Plan (Bed and Breakfast)
DAY 3 – Drive to Pokhara – B&B Plan (800m) 5/6 hours
DAY 4 – Trek to Pothana – B&B Plan (1925) 3/4 hours
DAY 5 – Trek to Forest – B&B Plan (2600m) 4/5 hours
DAY 6 – Trek to Low camp – B&B Plan (3150m) 5/6 hours
DAY 7 – Trek to high Camp – B&B Plan (3600m) 4/5 hours
DAY 8 – Day walk to upper view point – B&B Plan (4200m) 4/5 hours
DAY 9 – Trek to Siding Village – B&B Plan (1750m) 5/6 hours
DAY 10 – Trek to Lumre and drive to Pokhara – B&B Plan (800m) 3 hours
DAY 11 – Drive back to Kathmandu -( B&B Plan ) 5/6 hours
DAY 12 – Back to Home – B&B Plan (Bed and Breakfast)
We will be accommodated in Yatri Suites, Yello pagoda Hotel or Hotel Moonlight or Similar in Kathmanduand teahouses during the trek. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional.Summit Reisen will arrange rooms; however, teahouses in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.
Bed and breakfast will be provided during the trek whereas breakfast will be served in Kathmandu. During our trek, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well as Tibetan, Indian and the more common continental cuisines. We have breakfast and dinner on guest houses where we spend the night and have lunch on the way. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners.
Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
Mardi Himal Trek is a normal trek suitable for passionate walkers who have the ability to walk at least 5-6 hours a day with a light rucksack. In some days we might even need to walk 8 to 9 hours. Walking in higher altitude is more physically demanding than walking in the lower altitudes; however, if we are in excellent health with average physical fitness, positive attitude, self confidence and strong determination, we can accomplish the trek successfully. Exercising and jogging regularly for a few months prior to the trip is a good idea as it will enhance our strength and stability. Past hiking experience is preferred but no technical skill is required. It is important that we consult with our doctor before booking this trek. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood disease should inform Summit Reisen Nepal before booking the trek.
Best time to visit
Autumn (Sept to December) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons for the Trek. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views.
BB plan = Bed and breakfast
- All Transport according to program.
- English Speaking Guide.
- Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara B&B Plan (Bed and Breakfast).
- Accommodation in normal lodges with Bed and Breakfast (B&B Plan).
- TIMS Card and ACAP permit fees.
- Insurance Coverage for Guide and Porters.
- Nepal entry visa fees.
- Any Beverage and Tips.
- Lunch and dinner.
- Any expenses of Personal Nature.
- Any cost occurred due to landslide, political disorder or natural calamities, flight cancellation or any unforeseen reason, etc.
- Travel Insurance.
DAY 1 – ARRIVAL DAY – B&B Plan (Bed and Breakfast)
Pick up from international airport. Overnight at Hotel. Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital and cultural hub of Nepal! We’ll be waiting with a warm greeting and easy transfer to your hotel. Plan on an evening briefing on last-minute specifics about your trek.
DAY 2 – TREK PREPARATION DAY – B&B Plan (Bed and Breakfast)
Optional sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
DAY 3 – DRIVE TO POKHARA – B&B Plan (800m) 5/6 hours
Leave your hotel for a quick morning to Pokhara. Spend the rest of the day relaxing in this beautiful mountain city and prepare for the trek the following day.
DAY 4 – TREK TO POTHANA – B&B Plan (1925) 3/4 hours
We drive to Phedi a small village about 30 mins from Pokhara where we start the days trek to the small village of Pothana where we take rest in local tea house.
DAY 5 – TREK TO FOREST – B&B Plan (2600m) 4/5 hours
The trek is through a beautiful forest of oak and and rhododendron which typically blooms in April. The tea houses in Kokar are quite basic but cozy and you can enjoy a home cooked meal in the kitchen.
DAY 6 – TREK TO LOW CAMP – B&B Plan (3150m) 5/6 hours
We continue hiking through the forest which gradually thins as elevation increases. Once you get to Low Camp you get your first good views of Machhapuchhre. The lodges here are basic and one even has an open fire in the dining area where you can enjoy a hot cooked meal before retiring.
DAY 7 – TREK TO HIGH CAMP – B&B Plan (3600m) 4/5 hours
Today you are out of the forest as the trail goes above tree line and you can enjoy views of both Annapurna South and Hiunchuli. Continue along the main ridge line leading to Mardi HImal to High Camp for the night where you will find a comfortable tea houses with some fantastic views.
DAY 8 – DAY WALK TO UPPER VIEWPOINT – B&B Plan (4200m) 4/5 hours
Today is the high pint of the trek and from the Upper View point you get a fantastic view the south face of Annapurna as well as of the Annapurna Sanctuary and surrounding peaks.
DAY 9 – TREK TO SIDING VILLAGE – B&B Plan (1750m) 5/6 hours
Heading back down it’s a different route and we will visit Siding which is a traditional village that is not often visited by trekkers so it retains some of its historical charm. Enjoy a home cooked meal of traditional dal bhat in the family kitchen.
DAY 10 – TREK TO LUMRE AND DRIVE TO POKHARA – B&B Plan (800m) 3 hours
It’s a short walk down to Lumre and you will pass some traditional villages before you get back to the road where we will have a car waiting to take you back to Pokhara for the evening.
DAY 11 – BUS TO KATHMANDU AND OVERNIGHT IN KATHMANDU -( B&B Plan ) 5/6 hours
The six-hour drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu brings us back the way we originally came, ending again in a comfortable hotel. Your long trek is complete: it’s time for some rest! After an afternoon to nap and relax, we’ll meet up one last time for a celebratory dinner at one of the town’s finest Nepalese restaurants, where you can give us your feedback on the trek.
DAY 12 – DEPART KATHMANDU – B&B Plan (Bed and Breakfast)
Every great journey must, unfortunately, come to an end. After breakfast at your hotel, there’ll be a last bit of time to return any rental equipment, pick up souvenirs, and grab your things. We’ll get you to the airport for your flight home with time to spare!
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The equipment and clothing you require depends on where and when you trek. Of course, you will not need the same equipment for going up to the Everest Base Camp in the middle of winter and doing a short, low altitude trek.
- One backpack to be carried by the porter with a large plastic bag to put inside the backpack in case of rain
- One light day pack
- One warm sleeping bag, especially if you camp. In tea houses, there is no heating in the rooms
- One pair of waterproof broken in trekking shoes
- Three pairs of socks
- One rain coat
- One down-jacket
- One pair of long pants and one pair of short pants
- Three T-shirts, long and short sleeves
- One sweater
- Three pairs of underwear
- One bathing suit (there may be hot springs along the trek)
- One pair of gloves
- One warm hat / one sun hat
- One pair of sunglasses, with good eye protection if you intend to climb glaciers
- And also: head torch with extra batteries, multi-purpose knife, sun tan lotion, towel, soap, toothpaste, toilet paper, a large reusable water bottle, purification drops/tablets to treat the water, medicine (band-aids, blister pads, painkillers, stomach pills, anti-diarrhea tablets, antibiotic, sterile plain and crepe bandages, tube of antiseptic cream, decongestants/antihistamines, throat lozenges, paracetamol or aspirin, camera equipment, binoculars, walking stick
Remember that all this equipment can also be bought or rented in Kathmandu
For Peak Climbing
In Addition To The Equipment Above Referenced, You Will Also Need:
- Climbing boots
- Ice axe
- Ice screws
- Snow bars
- Rock pegs
- Helmet (crash hat)
- Warm climbing trousers
- Waterproof climbing jacket
- Lightweight thermal/ insulated ski gloves
- Down high altitude sleeping bag
- Climbing sunglasses
- Lightweight fleece
- Fleece/wool for climbing
A typical trekking day
A typical day’s walk lasts from five to seven hours and involves a number of ascents and descents. It is rare to spend much time at the same level. On an organized camping trek, the day is run to a remarkably tight schedule: up at 6 am with a cup of tea, pack the gear before breakfast, start walking at 7 am, stop for lunch around 12 o’clock for about half an hour, start after lunch at noon and stop walking at about 3 pm. The dinner is served around 6.30 pm and followed by a briefing for the next trekking day and then it is time to go to sleep.
Please be aware that this time table may be adjusted according to weather conditions, availability of camp sites, water supply etc.
To ensure you will fully enjoy your trek and make the most of it, we also advise you about the following points which should seriously be taken into account:
Food and Water
Lodges and tea houses are carefully chosen by our staff all along the trek. We will make sure that excellent food will be provided to you and that water is boiled or adequately treated, as this is one of the basic rules for healthy trekking. On a camping trek, your only concern with food is sitting down to eat it! The porters carry all the food along with them and there will be a cook with assistants who can turn out meals of often stunning complexity, like baking a cake
Acclimatization is very important for trekking above 3500m. Our trekking schedules have been carefully designed to maximize your ability to acclimatize safely. We ascend slowly and ensure an adequate number of rest days.
However, it is still possible for mountain sickness and your guide will be watching for symptoms with an experienced eye throughout the trip. These symptoms are commonly headache, nausea, lethargy and sometimes breathlessness. If you or any of the group members display any of these symptoms, we will be able to provide informed advice and ensure a proper course of action.
Please make sure that your medical insurance policy will cover a helicopter evacuation if needed since the fee for such an evacuation can amount to US$ 2000.00 per rescue. Please also check the maximum altitude to which you are covered. Sometimes, you have to subscribe a complementary insurance above 4000 m.
First aid kit
Although a first aid kit is provided, we strongly recommend that you take with you the medicine we listed in the equipment check-list as well as your personal medicines as prescribed by your physician
A valid permit is required for certain areas. In order to obtain it (upon your arrival), two working days and two passports size photographs are required.
Everything is included in the price of the trek, except for the purchase of water and soft / hard drinks so we advise you to always carry Nepalese rupees during your trek. The amount to be carried depends on the area and the duration of the trek.
Be A Responsible Trekker And Minimize Your Impact
- Although trekking in the Himalayas plays a vital role in the economy of many mountain areas, it also may have a negative impact which has become a major concern.
- From an ecological point of view, always carry your rubbish with you, drink treated water instead of mineral water in order to reduce the use of plastic bottles.
- Be respectful of the flora and the fauna.
- From a human point of view, please respect Nepalese culture and traditions. It is a good thing before leaving for the trek to have a look at the “Do and Don’t” since an inappropriate behavior, though considered normal in Western countries, could severely shock or hurt local people.
- Do not “steal” pictures and always ask permission from the person before photographing them.
- Please do not give money or sweets to the children directly on your trip, as this encourages them to beg and may contribute to dental problems. If you would like to give something back, you can assist with our charity work by volunteering or giving a donation.
- Cost: € 865
- Duration: 12 days
- Country Visited: Nepal
- Trip starts in: Kathmandu
- Trip ends in: Kathmandu
- Max Altitude: 4155 m
- Activity: Trekking
- Trip grade:
- Accomodation: Lodge, Hotel
- Transportation: Car, Bus
- Group size: 1-12pax
- Activity per day: Daily Walking - 5 to 6 Hrs