Trip Facts

Trip Duration 11 Days
Trip Difficulty Moderate
Maximum Altitude 4100m at High Camp
Best Season To Visit Autumn, Winter, Spring

Trip Overview

The Mardi Himal and Machhapuchhare Trek is a unique and interesting trek. Offering an opportunity to explore traditional villages, incredible scenery, and diverse cultures. The trek will lead you through astounding views of snow-capped mountains, gushing rivers, and resplendent valleys. The emphasis of the trek is on the forest and wilderness zone of these mountains. This trek takes you through some of the most unexplored regions of the Himalayas. A few villages that will be visited during the last days of the trek are known for their well-preserved traditions as they do not lie on the over-exposed tourist trail.

Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Meet at TIA Airport in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu Valley.

Day 03: Fly to Pokhara and drive to Kande / trek to Australian Camp: 1 hour drive and 3 hour walk

Soon after breakfast, we will take a flight to Pokhara from Domestic terminal. Once we land at Pokhara, a vehicle will be arranged to take you through Pokhara town to Kande. There the trek will  begin going through forests of oak, rhododendron and silver birch trees enjoying astounding views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Lamjung. At the end of the day’s trek you arrive at the beautiful camp site popularly  known as the Australian Camp.

Day 04: Trek to Forest Camp (2,480m) approx 6 hour walk.

This day, embark on a trek that leads through an enchanting forest of birch, giant rhododendron, mountain oak, maple, hemlock and daphnia fnally arriving at the camp site on a small clearing far from the beaten track. Overnight at the camp.

Day 05: Trek to Low Camp (3,150m) approx 3 to 4 hours walk.

The ffth day brings a refreshing change in fora and fauna: Classic forest with moss and lichen are encountered and as we climb higher, there are natural windows in the woods through which you can gaze at panoramas of the Hiunchuli massive and the knife-sharp traverse towards Annapurna South. Far below, to the left, is seen the Modi Khola Valley leading up into the Annapurna Sanctuary. Although the Low Camp is enclosed by forest, a magnifcent view of the ‘Fishtail’ mountain can still be had.

Day 06: Trek to High Camp (4100m) approx 4 to 5 hours walk.

After breakfast we take a 2 hour hike up to high camp which happens to be the highest point on our trail.

Day 07: Trek to Forest Camp.

On this day we trek back to the Forest Camp in approximately 6 hours.

Day 08: Trek to Dhampus (1,750 m) approx 6 hours walk.

Today we hike back to follow the route from Annapurna Sanctuary at Deurali. The trail follows the ridge through a treks forest and green pastures on the way to Dhampus via Pothana. The views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhare, Annapurna and Lamjung Himal are breathtaking.

Day 09: Trek to Phedi and drive to Pokhara - 1 hour walk and a 30-minute drive

From Dhampus, the trail descends to Phedi where the driver will be waiting to take you back to Pokhara.  Overnight at the hotel.

Day 10: Fly to Kathmandu.

If the Weather is clear, we will catch an early morning fight from Pokhara back to Kathmandu. The rest of the day in Kathmandu you are free to relax or go shopping. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 11: Fly back home.

Transfer to TIA in Kathmandu for the fight back home. End of trip.

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