Mardi Himal Trek
Trek through many ethnic group village seeing their culture, custom, ritual & norms. After finishing village walk you will enter in the jungle area where you can see many types of the orchids and enjoy of the wildlife observation along the dense rhododendron forest. Your destination is up to brown pasture land via top ridge of the hill seeing many other trekking trail as Annapurna sanctuary, Ghandruk loop, Annapurna panorama, Machhapuchhare taan model trek, Tara hilltop trek other places to be seen from here are sarangkot,pokhara valley,7 districts of the western Nepal. In the mountain whole Annapurna range (Annapurna i-iv, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Tent Peak, Gandarwa Chuli, Singu Chuli, Holymount Fishtail, Mardi Himal, Lamjung Himal, Manaslu & Dhawalagiri) can be seen from the nearer point with enjoying peaceful &non crowded environment. Mainly Brahmin, Gurung, Chhetri, Tamang & blacksmith caste people stay in this area.
DAY 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,300m/4,264 ft]
Upon our arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, we will be warmly greeted by a representative from Rising Star. We will be then escorted to Hotel in Kathmandu. After check in, we can rest or hang around in the city site. It all depends upon our interests and condition. At the evening upon our reception, Beauty Nepal Adventure will organize a Welcome Dinner at an excellent traditional Nepalese restaurant where we enjoy a Nepalese cultural program as well as a fine meal.
DAY 02 : Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft):
We take an early morning flight to Pokhara and catch great views of the Himalayas from the right side of our airplane. After arriving in Pokhara, the beautiful lake city we are again greeted with great views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre, the five peaks of Annapurna and others. After taking rest for some time we will go for sightseeing in Pokhara. evening at Pokhara.
DAY 03: ( Trek Starting Day ) Pokhara To Pothana Village
Drive to drop-off point and set off on foot to Suikhet.we climb from Phedi steeply up to the main trail along the ridge to Dhampus.after that walking to Pothana village.overnight at Pothana.you could see beautifull sunrise and mountain views.this small village by Gurung settlement.
DAY 04: Pothana Village To Forest Camp
(O/nt Altitude 2,550m/5 hrs approx.) Dawn should bring a spectacular sunrise: ‘Fishtail’ pink turning to gold, the more distant bare rock wall of Annapurna II still in shadow. Today we will start our ‘secret trail’ leaving tourists, other trekkers and even villagers behind. We enter an enchanted forest of birch, giant rhododendron, mountain oak, maple, hemlock and daphnie, camping in a small clearing far from the beaten trails.
DAY 05: Forest Camp To Low Camp
(O/nt Altitude 3,400m/4.5 hrs approx.) As we climb the flora has turned to classic ‘cloud forest’ with mosses and lichen, tree ferns and orchids hosted by the hardier trees. There are natural windows in the woods that look out onto thrilling panoramas – towards Hiunchuli and the knife-sharp traverse towards Annapurna South. Far below, to our left, we can see the Modi Khola Valley leading up into the Annapurna Sanctuary. We reach camp for lunch; for it is wise not to go too high too fast. Though still surrounded by forest, we have spectacular northerly views of the ever-closer ‘Fishtail’.
DAY 06: Low Camp To High Camp
(O/nt Altitude 4,100m/4 hrs approx.) Just a short, steep climb and we are out of the forest. A ridge, now grassy and sometimes under snow, takes us up to High Camp which we shall reach at lunch time and where a second consecutive afternoon is spent acclimatising and awestruck by the views. Annapurna South seems near enough to throw a rock at and Machhapuchare itself close enough to touch.
DAY 07: Above High Camp
(O/nt Altitude 5,000m and beyond/5 hrs approx.) Our breakfast will be earlier than usual. Then with packed lunch we set off to reach our objective. Conditions being favourable, our party should reach up to 5,000m and only the crest of Mardi Himal itself separates us from the south face of Machhapuchare. The great ice fields and blue glaciers of the Sanctuary Wall lie below. Annapurna I, highest of all is beyond, and around us, and an arc from horizon to horizon, from Dhaulagiri to the Ganesh Himal, are a dozen or more glistening snow-bound giants. You are standing on a spot that has been your constant aim for days now. A place, a time, a view that is almost impossible to equal – and you’ve earned it. Whatever our achievement, by 1300 we need to descend, returning to the welcome steaming mug, the hot food, the shelter of High Camp.
DAY 08: High Camp To Siding Village
(O/nt Altitude 1,750m/6-7hrs approx.) After a relaxed breakfast, tired bodies make an unhurried decent through the shade of the forest and out onto terraced fields, down 1600m in all. This is a different route down – down to the upper Mardi Khola, the torrent that has been the ice and snow of the Mardi Himal. Although remote and still away from all the much-used ‘Tea-house’ trekking routes, our expedition now takes on the mood of the arm valley and the friendly villages. Here we make our way along the banks of the Mardi Khola from the hill-side village of Siding, down through the lovely fields, past the simple farms and over the interesting bridges. There is no doubting this is indeed idyllic Nepali countryside.
DAY 09: Sidding to Lwong(1460m) 6hrs of walk
Breakfast at sidding walk towards Lwong which is gradual up and some where flat too. On your way to Lwong you reach a place called Ghalel, you can have your lunch at there. Ghalel is the a small traditional villages with some small restaurants and homestay. After lunch again start up walking towards Lwong. Lwong is also a traditional old village. There is tea garden and ACAP office with some homestay for you to stay overnight. At the night time at your homestay the mother group will welcome you by singing and dancing in some folk songs.
DAY 10: Lwong to Astam(1530m) 5hrs of walk
Early morning walk to tea garden to see the panaromic view of green tea garden and also the view of mountains. After that come back to Lwong for the breakfast and walk towards the Astam. You will reach astam until your lunch time. So have your lunch at Beautiful Astam Village. From this place you can view many of the peaks like Annapurna Range, Mt.Fishtail, Lamjung Himal. Stay overnight at there.
DAY 11: ( Trek Ending Day ) Astam to Melbot ( 3hrs Walk) to Pokhara(827m)45 mintues of drive
Early Morning view the most amazing sunrise at Astam Village and have your breakfast at the homestay. Walk towards the Melbot where the company's Vechicle will be waiting for you to drop upto Pokhara. On the way back to pokhara you will be crossing Seti river so you can see the Seti River. After you reach Pokhara you can visit many places. As Pokhara is second tourist area there are numerous places where you can enjoy your moment. The day in kathmandu either will be for leisure to rest or for perhaps some shopping before further trek to Everest Region or explore any sights we missed during our first day in Kathmandu. Overnight stay in Pokhara.
DAY 12: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu: 30 min flight
We choose an afternoon flight to Kathmandu. Till some hours before flight, we may take an optional sightseeing tour within Pokhara or enjoy adventure activities such as boat riding, paragliding, etc. While returning to Kathmandu from Pokhara, we have to be sure to catch the left side of airplane for the best views of Himalayas. Upon our arrival in Kathmandu, we will be escorted into our hotel. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
DAY 13: Farewell To Our Guest
Our journey in Nepal comes to an end today! Beauty Nepal Adventure escorts us to the airport for our flight time. Approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight, a representative from Beauty Nepal Adventure will escort us to the airport and bid farewell greetings. On our way to home, we will have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country like Nepal.