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|Elevation in Meters & Feet
|Trekking / Walking
|Arrive at Kathmandu
|1,400m / 4,600 ft
|Drive to Pokhara
|822m / 2,697 ft
|8 hr Drive
|Drive to Kande Then Trek to Landruk
|1,500 m / 4,921 ft
|4-5 hr Trek
|Trek to Rest Camp
|2,650 m / 8,694 ft
|4-5 hr Trek
|Trek to High Camp
|3,580 m / 11,745 ft
|4-5 hr Trek
|Day hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4,500 m / 14763 ft) and return to High Camp
|3,580 m / 11,745 ft
|6-7 hr Trek
|Trek to Siding then drive to Pokhara
|822 m / 2697 ft
|5-6 hr Trek
|Drive to Kathmandu
|1,400m / 4,600 ft
|8 hr Drive
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our representative from Namaste Nepal Trekking & Research Hub will pick you up from the airport. He will be displaying your full name sideboard outside the airport's arrival terminal. Transfer to the selected hotel.
In the afternoon the pre-trip meeting will be held. During this meeting we will introduce your trek and or tour leader/guide, so please make sure that you ask all the questions and concerns. For the meeting please make sure you bring your passport, 2 copies of passport-size photos, and your travel insurance policy copy (if you haven’t sent it by email before). And sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer.
Then head out and visit one of Kathmandu's cultural highlights. In the evening, the tourist hub of Thamel is a good place to grab your first meal, with a variety of restaurants to choose from offering both Western and local Nepali dishes.
A road trip from Kathmandu to Pokhara is a truly unforgettable experience. With its awe-inspiring landscapes, riversides, cultural treasures, and the chance to witness Nepal's natural beauty up close, this journey offers a captivating adventure. So, sit back, relax, and let the road unveil the wonders of Nepal as you embark on this remarkable expedition.
Pokhara is also known as the gateway to the Annapurna region, Pokhara is blessed with stunning lakes, including the famous Phewa Lake, and magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhare, Annapurna, and Lamjung Himal. Upon arrival, you can indulge in a range of activities, such as boating on the lake, paragliding from Sarangkot, or simply strolling along the lakeside promenade, enjoying the tranquility and majestic views.
Our Mardi Himal Base Camp journey begins here. After the morning breakfast, the 1-hour drive will take us to Kade, the trekking starting point. The trek from Kande to Landruk Village is renowned for its diverse terrain, magnificent views, traditional villages, and the warm hospitality of the locals. The trail stretches for approximately 10 kilometers.
As we begin the trek from Kande, you'll find yourself surrounded by lush green forests, where rhododendron blooms in vibrant colors during the spring season. The trail gradually ascends to the Australian Camp and further to the Potana and Pritam Deurali Village, offering stunning panoramas of the Annapurna mountain ranges. The snow-capped peaks include Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) and Annapurna South, Himchuli, Annapurna III, Gangapurna, and many more. from Prittam Deurali it's an easy Downhill & flat to reach Landruk Village.
The Landruk village offers a serene and tranquil atmosphere, allowing you to unwind and connect with nature. This charming Gurung village also offers an opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture and experience traditional Nepalese hospitality with terraced fields, picturesque traditional stone houses, and panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.
Our second day of the trek. We already left all the city crowd, village, and Roads. Yes, we are all in nature. The trail ascends gently through the deep mixed forest of Rhododendrons, Oak, maple, hemlock, and many more flora and faunas. After about 3 hours of ascending into the dense forest, the small settlement of Forest camp will be welcoming us for a filling lunch. From where we can have a stunning view of Annapurna massive on one side and the beautiful village of Ghandruk on the other side.
After the lunch break, we will continue our way to the Rest Camp which will take about an hour from Forest Camp. Along the way, keep an eye out for unique flora and fauna, including colorful birds and elusive wildlife, adding to the trek's natural allure.
Rest Camp, serves as a resting point for trekkers on their journey to Mardi Himal Base Camp. The camp offers a comfortable teahouse, providing cozy accommodations and nourishing meals to refuel your energy. Engage in conversations with fellow trekkers, share stories, and relish the warmth of the teahouse ambiance while taking in the breathtaking views of the Annapurnas and surrounding hills.
After enjoying the sunrise view and breakfast, we start to ascend alongside a ridge towards Mardi Himal and Machhapuchre mountains. Soon the forests will start to get thinner and the sky opens more and we get to see more views. As we look down the left, we see the Modi River valley and the Annapurna sanctuary area until the horizon. This area is also famous for many different varieties of flowers, Birds, and Wildlife. We might be able to spot the national bird of Nepal Danphe/Lophophorus. The low Camp offers the towering overhead views of Machhapuchere, where you can spend hours even without realizing it, so Close, but at so far!
Leaving the mesmerizing campsite of Low Camp is almost heartbreaking. It was being incredibly photogenic spot but soon we will be getting closer to the mountains and the views will be even more beautiful.
After about 1:30 hours of a gradual climb through the forest, we will get into the Badal Dada one of the finest views of the trek, from where we can have delightful views of Annapurna South, Hiuchuli, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Mardi Himal itself. Soon we will be trekking above the tree line. The trail continues along the Mardi Himal ridge. We should be able to kick high camp. The high camp also offers a wide range of mountain views. We will have enough time to acclimatize, rest and explore the awesome spot on the lap of the mountain.
We wake up early today for sunrise view. After enjoying the beautiful sunrise view with a hot cup of tea and the breakfast we start our day to Mardi Himal base camp. It is almost 1 km up from here but no worries, about 3 hours of walk through the well-established trail on the grassy ridge will take us to the dreaming Mardi Himal base camp. a pleasing view of the Mardi Himal (5,587m / 17,060 ft), Annapurna I (8,091m / 26,545 ft), Annapurna South (7,219m / 23,684 ft), Hiunchuli (6,441/ 21,132 ft), Bhara Shikhar (7,647m / 25,088 ft), Tharpu Chuli/Tent Peak (5,695 m / 18,684 ft), Gandharba Chuli (6,248m / 20,498 ft), Machhapuchhre / Fishtail (6,997m / 22,956), Annapurna base camp (4,130m / 13,550 ft) and many others will sine above everything else. After spending some time in this awesome site we will trek back to High Camp and enjoy the rest of the evening glance at the unique site sorrowing.
It’s again heartbreaking to leave the unforgettable sight of High Camp. Trekking back to sidhing is mostly easy downhill. From low camp, we take left and continue descending. It’s about 1600 meter down on the count. Soon we will be in a different geographical land with a warmer Slade with friendly and welcoming villages. Siding village also offers homestay facilities where you can experience wonderful Nepali culture, their daily lifestyle and spending time with Host family members. By the time you finish your Lunch at Shiding our private tourist vehicle will be waiting for us to spin back to Pokhara.
Upon Your arrival at Pokhara, It's Time to celebrate a sucessful trek to the Mard Himal Base Camp with your Trekking Team.
We will take an early morning deluxe tourist bus/afternoon flight to Kathmandu. If you have time and interested in extending the trip, White water rafting, Chitwan jungle safari, visit Lumbini: Birthplace of Lord Buddha, paragliding, sightseeing will be ideal.
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, Transfer to the selected hotel. In the evening to celebrate the successful completion of our journey, the farewell dinner will be served in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances.
Your adventure to Nepal comes to the end today! It’s time to say goodbye to Nepal until the Next Time! Enjoy your last moments in Kathmandu, a city stroll, and-or souvenir shopping. NNTR representative will meet you at your hotel and drive you to the airport for your return flight home. On the way to your home, you have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful land of the mystic Himalayas.
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Anything can happen anytime during the trek. If you need to leave your trek on the middle of the trail we will provide maximum effort to make sure your safe return to Kathmandu. And we will assist with your travel arrangements for your home. you have to know that we will not be able to refund any money to you.
Yes, it’s our job – Leave it to us! every trekker who wants to trek in around Annapurna's reason of Nepal needs to get 2 different permits. 1) TIMS Card, and 2) Annapurna Conservation Area Project permit(ACAP) All of them will cost 40 us dollars for foreigners, 13 us dollars for SAARC Nationality, and 50 us dollars for the free individual trekkers.
This package, you will find that most of the things are included. However, we suggest you estimate $ 10 to $15 per person per day as your miscellaneous expenses.
Following are the major expenses they are extra on top of the package price.
Lunches and Dinners in Kathmandu and or before start the trek: Except the welcome and farewell dinners in Kathmandu, your lunch and dinners are not included, from the day you start the trek everything will be included, check your quote to see which meals are included.
Drinking-Water: drinking water for your entire trip is not included in our package. We are Eco-friendly Trekking Company, we encourage you to keep mountains safe from garbage and use the reusable bottles and water purification tablets.
Other Drunks: Every meal included in the itinerary comes with a cup of tea or coffee, Apart from that any of your hot/cold drinks will be your own.
Overweight backpack: NNTR provides 1 support staff for every 2 trekkers, if one of your backpacks weighs more than 15 kg, you will need to pay a bit extra to compensate your porter or get another porter.
Tips for your guide and support staff.
Optional extra expenses on your guesthouses: Nowadays most of the famous trekking trails of Nepal have got the internet and electricity asses, it is normal for guesthouses to charge extra for wifi and battery charging, most of the guesthouse offers hot showers (or hot buckets), you will have to pay extra for the shower too.