Panoramic View of Annapurna Range and holly Mountain mt. Fish Tail, Two Technical Mountain: above 8000 m. height from sea level Mt.Annapurna I And Mt.Dhaulagir, Pokhara City Sightseeing: International Mountaineering Museum water Fall Mahendar Cave.
Mardi Himal Trek takes place at the foothill of the beautiful Machhapuchhre (6,993 m) and Mardi Himal (5,587 m). With the beautiful western Himalayas and lush Rhododendron forest, this trek in the Annapurna region is one of the most beautiful ones we will venture into. This short trek covers the beautiful backdrop of Annapurna Massif. This off the beaten path takes us to the Mardi Himal Base Camp (4,300 m) and also the High Camp,from where the snow clad mountains seem to reach heavens, Sunrise is reflected by the beautiful Annapurna Mountains, Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mardi Himal and the beautiful hills and panoramic view makes it seems unreal. Initially, the trail is easy to cover, with not many rocky terrains through thick forests but abruptly to rugged mountains. Trekkers will also move through many ethnic villages inhabitated by the local Gurung people.
High Altitude Sherpa welcomes you to this godly trek to the Annapurna region. The trek would take somewhere around 9/10 days.The best time to cover this awesome trek would be September-November or March-May. The difficulty level is easy to moderate, however, due to the high altitude, we suggest caution. High Altitude sickness can be a problem if acclimatization is not done. Prior trekking experience can provide fruitful, however, with our expert guides we will ensure that every trekker will see the end of the journey.
BEST SESSION TO VISIT NEPAL
Autumn Session: September – November
The autumn months of mid-September, October and November are known for being Nepal’s mountaineering and the best time to go trekking. The monsoon rains have cleared the sky with outstanding the views are often remarkable. The valleys are still green and the weather is trifling so trekking is far more pleasurable at this time.
Winter Session : December – February
Winter season is usually snowfall at higher elevations in Himalayas. Though it gets colder in night, often it offers the clear day / blue sky and comparatively less trekkers on the trail. Winter Treks like Ghorepani pun hill trek, Mardi Himal trek, Everest base camp, Annapurna Panorama, Annapurna Sanctuary, Everest base and Langtang reason treks are always comfortable to trek even in winter season.
Spring Session: March – May
Spring is the best trekking season for the trekking and mountaineering in Nepal. Weather is mostly perfect and temperature is moderate which offers beautiful views without any obstruction. Spring collects beautiful flowers, plants and rare animals Walking is also very much suitable during this season.
Summer Session: June – August
Though summer collects heavy monsoon rainfall it is very much clear to trek around upper and lower Mustang, lower and upper Dolpo and Nar- Phu valley since they are rain shadow areas. Tibet is much more favorable for Tibet trek. Everest, Langtang and Annapurna are always comfortable to trek even in summer season.
Team Composition in Trek
There will be one English speaking high altitude experience trek leader. There will be one assistant guide if required. Guide have inclusive knowledge of wilderness medical training. this arrangement ensure that if anybody in the group get sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned for the rest of the group. Porters for luggage carrying: two trekkers: one porters. It is depend number of porter how long you doing trek and Depending on the nature of the travel,
Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
This is a moderate trek suitable for trekkers who have the skill to walk at least 5-7 hours a day with a light bag. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks earlier to the trip to improve our strength and stability. Past hiking Experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. Walking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking in lower altitudes. You are in excellent health with average physical fitness and have a positive attitude. Self-confidence and strong determination best way to complete this trek successfully.
|Day 1||Kathmandu to Pokhara (Drive)||830 m||Lodge|
|Day 2||Pokhara to Phedi (Drive) to Pothana||1950 m||Lodge|
|Day 3||Pothana to Forest Camp||2500 m||Lodge|
|Day 4||Forest Camp to Low Camp||3210 m||Lodge|
|Day 5||Low Camp to High Camp||3580 m||Lodge|
|Day 6||High Camp to Mardi Himal Base Camp||4450 m||Lodge|
|Day 7||Mardi Himal Base Camp to Siding village||1885 m||Lodge|
|Day 8||Siding village to Lwang village||1460 m||Lodge|
|Day 9||Lwang Village to Pokhara (Drive)||830 m||Lodge|
|Day 10||Pokhara to Kathmandu (Drive)||1380 m||Lodge|
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu: (1,300m).
High altitude Sherpa Trekking Company Airport Representative will meet you outside the Terminal Hall. Transfer to hotel brief you about tomorrow’s activities and collect your needed documents for our official needs. introduce with your trekking guide check the requirements and briefing about the Mardi himal trek each day program. O/n at hotel.
Day 02: Drive to Pokhara (827m): 6-7 hours.
little shops by the side of the road and the raging Trishuli River on our drive to Pokhara. From the city, we get great views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre, the five peaks of Annapurna. Pokhara is also a tourist destination, so we take some time out in the evening and enjoy! O/n at hotel.
Day 03: Drive to Phedi and trek to Deurali (2100m): 30 minutes drive: 4-5 hours trek.
After an early morning breakfast, we start our adventure with a drive to Phedi and start trekking from there. We walk on stone steps, terraced fields and through villages and forests before reaching Dhampus where we have lunch. We continue our walk to Deurali which is a small village beautifully located on a ridge with good views of the Annapurna South, Mardi Himal and Macchhapuchhare. O/n at hotel.
Day 04: Deurali to forest camp (2,520m): 6-7 hours.
Our trail passes through lush forest dotted with the red rhododendrons. The flowers are a common sight in Nepalese hills and it is no surprise that its Nepal’s national flower. Our trail is very quiet until we reach a clearing of the forest camp. We can take rest and explore the area which is also known locally as Kokar in Forest Camp. O/n at hotel.
Day 05: Forest Camp to low camp (2970m): 5-6 hours.
We continue to walk through dense forests admiring Nepal’s rich biodiversity and reach the low camp. From here, the fantastic view of Mt. Machapuchhre (Mt. Fishtail) up the valley is mesmerizing. We can spend some time in the evening observing the local lifestyle. O/n at hotel.
Day 06: Low camp to high camp (3540m): 3-4 hours.
We trek uphill alongside a ridge towards Mardi Himal and Machhapuchhre. The tree lines start getting thinner and the area mostly consists of shrubs with isolated rhododendron bushes along the trail. If lucky, we might even come across the Daphne pheasant (national bird of Nepal) on our way to high camp. We ascend up to the high camp, which the final destination of the day. From here the mountain views are stunning. O/n at hotel.
Day 07: High camp to upper viewpoint (4250m), return back to high camp: 2-3 hours.
On our trek to the upper viewpoint we ascend and descend, and sometimes on a steep and narrow trail. Our trail passes through pastures and we hike along a narrow ridge before reaching the Upper Viewpoint We see Mardi Himal (5587m), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna south (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Baraha Shikhar (Mt. Fang) (7647m), Tent Peak (5695m), Singhachuli (6501m), Machapuchhre (6993m) and others. We trek back to the high camp. O/n at hotel.
Day 08: High camp to Sidhing Village (1700m): 6-7 hours.
We take a different route in high camp that takes us to Sidhing instead of going back down to Mardi Himal. The different route lets us experience something different and makes our trek exciting. Siddhing offers a quiet stay for trekkers as it is tucked away from the busier trails. O/n at hotel.
Day 09: Sidhing to Lumre, drive to Pokhara: 5-6 hours.
After an early breakfast, we walk towards Lumre finally reaching the road from where we begin our drive to Pokhara. O/n at hotel.
Day 10: fly/drive back from pokhara Airport a to Kathmandu: 28 minute.
High altitude Sherpa will pick us from the airport and drop us off at our hotel in kathmadu. O/n at hotel.
Day 11: sightseeing : We tour Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa and Bouddhanath stupa which are all world heritage sites.Pashupatinath temple is one of the most important places of pilgrimage for all Hindus. Swayambhunath is also known as the Monkey Temple and Baudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world. O/n at hotel.
Day 12: Final departure:
Generally 3 hours before your flight time to get Kathmandu airport is needed in Nepal. So you transfer you to Kathmandu airport for your own destination.
The following basic equipments check lists should help you with your packing. Below are just lists for your information and ideas of clothing’s.
1. Sun hat or scarf
2. Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
3. Sunglasses with UV protection
(B). Upper Body:
4.T-shirts ( According to length of your trip, normally 2 and above)
5. Light and expedition weight thermal tops
6. Fleece jacket or pullover
7. Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
8. Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
9. Down jacket [you can rent in Kathmandu]- must necessary
10. Lightweight gloves
11. Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
(D). Lower Body:
12. Underwear ( minimum 4 and according to length of your trip)
13. Hiking shorts ( minimum 2 and according to length of your trip)
14. Lightweight cotton long pants
15. Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
16. Fleece or wool pants
17. Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
18. Thin, lightweight inner socks (minimum 3 and according to length of your trip)
19. Thick, warm wool hiking socks (minimum 3 and according to length of your trip)
20. Hiking boots with spare laces
21. Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
22. Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F [Can rent in Kathmandu]
23. Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries
24. Basic First Aid Kit
25. Water bottles (2)
26. Small wash towel
27. Sun block cream
28. Leap guard
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If you are Going Trekking and Climbing in Nepal, you Should Carry the Complete Medic kit.
1. Povidone-iodine cream –1 tube.
– Antiseptic cream.
2. Cotton- 1 roll.
– For dressing wounds.
3. Dressing gauze – 5 pcs.
– For dressing.
4. Crepe bandage – 2.
– Sprains and strains,also great as a sling for arm fractures.
5. Band- aid – 10.
6. Dressing tape – 1.
– Great not just for dressing but falsifier mild soft tissue injuries especially in the knee and ankles.
7. Moleskin second skin- 1 packet:
– Great for treating chaffing and blisters.
Finger Pulse Oximeter:
1.Normal arterial oxygen is Approximately 75 to 100millimeters of mercury (mmHg).
2.Values fewer than 60 mm Hg usually indicate the need for supplemental oxygen.
3. Normal pulse oximeter readings usually range from 95 to 100percent.
4.Values under 90 percent are considered low.
8. Paracetamole 500 mg- 20 tablets:
– For mild headaches.
9. Ibuprofen 400mg –10 taplets:
– To relieve moderate to severe pain.
10.Throat lozenges –20:
– For cough and sore throat. Given the cold dry mountain air,it is a good idea it have one in your mouth even without any discomfort.
11.Decongestant -10 tablets:
– For nausea congestion. Non-drowsy kinds like pseudo ephedrine recommended.
12. Antihistamine –10 tablets:
– For allergies.
13. Antiemetic –10 –tablets:
– To control the vomit and nausea.
14. Azithromycin 500mg – 10 tablet:
– For bacterial diarrhea.
15. Omeprazole 200mg –10 tablets:
– For minor gastric upsets and acidity.
16. Tinidazole 200 mg-3 taplats(500mg-12 tablets):
– For giardia and amoebic diarrhea.
17. Acetazolamide 250 mg –20 tablets:
– For helping with acclimataization and treating mild AMS.
18. Dexamethasone 400mg-10 tablets:
– To be used only under expert supervision to treat AMS.
19. Nifedipine 60mg- 10 tablets:
– To be use only under expert supervision to treat HAPE.
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