Mardi Himal is considered to be an ideal introduction to mountaineering in the high Himalaya, particularly if you have limited time available. No previous experience of high altitudes is necessary, as every precaution will be taken to ensure gradual and thorough acclimatization during the trek to the mountain.
Although Mardi Himal is the shortest and probably the easiest of our expeditions to Nepal, to maximize both your enjoyment and your chances of success, you need. A major benefit of Mardi Himal is the ability to climb it in a round trip of a little over 2 weeks. It therefore makes a visit to the Himalaya a real possibility for those who hither to have not been able to find the time to join a longer expedition.
This peak is located in the east of the Modi Khola, across the valley from Hiunchuli. It is separated from Machhapuchhre ridge by a col. and usual route of ascent reaches this col (about 5,200m. /17,060 ft.) and reaches the summit via a route on its east flank. Although the mountain rises above the entrance to the Annapurna sanctuary it is not often visited. The trek reaches and then follows the Mardi Khola for 2 days before turning and climbing the ridge line for 3 more days before reaching base camp around 4,100 m. /13,451 ft.
The climb has problems with route finding and effort but little technical difficulty: the couloirs leading to the col on the East Face can present an avalanche danger with fresh snow. The climb begins by heading steeply towards the col on the connecting ridge between Mardi Himal and Machhapuchhre. High camp is usually placed just below the final steep (45 degrees) couloirs leading to the col (about 4,650 m. /15,256 ft.) From high camp, climb to the col and turn west, ascending steep snow slopes to the summit. Descend the same route.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu. Welcome in the airport and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu, Free day. Doing preparation for trek departure.
Day 03: Kathmandu- Pokhara (850m) 7hrs by bus O/N at hotel.
Day 04: Pokhara- Milan Chowk, ½ hrs and to Ghachowk (1250m), 2hrs walk & O/N in Camp.
Day 05: Ghachowk- Hile Kharka (2100m) 5hrs, O/N at camp.
Day 06: Hile Kharka- Khomein (3200m) 6/7 hrs walk, O/N Camp.
Day 07: Khomein- Korchon peak (3670m) 3/4hrs, O/N Camp.
Day 08: Korchon peak- Mardi base camp (4200m)- Korchon Peak, 4/5hrs, O/N Camp.
Day 09: Korchon- Tagro valley/ Mardi Khola, 6/7 hrs, O/N Camp.
Day 10: Tagro valley- Pokhara, 3/4 hrs, O/N at hotel.
Day 11: Pokhara – Kathmandu, 6/7 hrs, by bus, O/N at hotel.
Day 12: Day free
Day 13: Departure
Transfer: Airport / Hotel pick up & drop by private car/van as per group size.
Transportation: traveling by local bus, tourist bus/ private vehicle.
Full board basis during the trekking in tent, camping equipment will be provided such as two-men tents, dining tent, foam mattresses, stools and all cooking and kitchen gear, meals will be prepared by our kitchen staff (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea and coffee.), (Except beverage).
An Experienced & Professional Government license holder English speaking trained Trekking guide.
Entry permit for Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP)
New Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) permit to the trekking region.
4 nights in hotel at Katmandu on a twin sharing bed and BB basis.
2 nights at tourist class hotel in Pokhara on twin sharing basis with breakfasts
First aid kit will be available during the trek.
All personal gears and group equipments will be carried by porters
Lunches and dinners in Katmandu and Pokhara (Near about $US 10 – 15 per day/person)
Nepal entry Visa Fee (You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Nepal ’s Airport in Katmandu).
International Airfare and Airport Taxes.
Entrance fees in the Historical site /Monument at KTM.
Any kind of Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks or bar menu.
Personal trekking Equipment, travel and medical insurance & helicopter in case for emergency Rescue evacuation, personal expenses,
Any expenses caused by reason beyond our control such as roadblock due to natural climates and accidents and unforeseen events etc…
Tips and Gratitude.