10 Days of Nepal. An 8-day trek. 4500 Meters high.
The Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek is a recently-opened pristine trail in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The trail was walked only by shepherds and cattle before 2012. Trekkers follow the ridge above the Modi Khola river draining Annapurna Base Camp. The trail at first winds through dense rhododendron and maple forests which could be one of the best places for bird watching. The clearings in the forests offer magnificent view of the Annapurna range. The trail soon climbs above the tree line, offering undisturbed view of snow-capped peaks, including the most spectacular Mt. Fishtail peak. The changing colors of the peaks at sunset and sunrise mesmerize the visitors. Eventually visitors will be rewarded with a view of Annapurna I (8,091 meters, 10th highest in the world) and other peaks seen from Annapurna base camp.
March 17–27, 2017
$1,200—does not include tips, international flight, or insurance (required)
Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to TGH/Hotel in Thamel area. Orientation by Deepak.
B/F and Drive to Pkr (6/7 hrs) and to Kande (1 hr.) From here we ascent gradually to our destination Australian Camp 2040 m (1:20 Hrs) If the weather permits you can have a magnificent views of Annapurna South, Hiun Chuli, Annapurna I and IV, Fishtail and Lamjung Himal. At Trekking lodge.
B/F trek down Pothana 1080m (25 Mins) After a short easy hike we start climbing gradually and hike down to Pitam Deorali 2100m (1:30 Hrs) Here you can enjoy trekking style food. At trekking lodge.
B/F trek to Forest Camp 2520m (4 hrs) The trail is mostly inside the green forests of oak, maple, hemlock and rhododendron. The section includes some ups and downs and takes about 3-4 hours to reach Forest Camp, a small village with few guest houses. Forest camp is known as Kokar among local people. It is a difficult walk from Pitam Deurali to Forest camp. At Trekking Lodge.
B/F trek to Low Camp 2970m (3 hrs) and to Batashe Danda (1.5 hrs) Here we'll be walking through the Rhododendron and Oak forest. The trail is steep at the beginning however changes to gradual climbing after awhile. The views of Machhapuchhre peak is superb from Low Camp. This is a very small place with only couple of lodges opened for providing basic meals and accommodation to trekkers. We still ascend gradually until we reach Batashe Danda (meaning windy hill). At trekking lodge.
B/F trek to High Camp 3700m (1.5 hrs) We'll have a pleasant hike along the grassy ridge with some rhododendron trees. There will be high chances of spotting the Himalayan pheasants on our way to High Camp. At trekking lodge.
Early morning hike up to View Point 4300m and to base camp (2.5 hrs) with packed B/F. Kodak time and B/F. Hike back to High Camp (2 Hrs.) and trek down to Batashe Danda (1 hr.) Lunch. And trek down to Low Camp (1 hr.) At Trekking lodge.
After B/F trek down to Siding 1700m (4 hrs). Rest day at trekking lodge.
After B/F trek down to Lumre (3 hrs) and transfer to Milan Chowk by Local Jeep/bus and Transfer to Lake Side, Pokhara by van. At Hotel.
B/F Drive back to Kathmandu and rest day and shopping in Thamel area. A TGH/Hotel.
B/F and transfer to TIA for departure.
What's Not Included
- Any costs incurred in emergency evacuation due to any reason (usually insurance covers this expenses)
- Your insurance
- Drinking water/Mineral water/Boiled water, other beverages and deserts (We have a very good filter made in USA we can filter water for drinking if you are okay with that)
- Tips for guides
- Any expenses of personal nature
- B&B basis while in Kathmandu (three nights)
- Three meals a day and accommodation at trekking lodge while on trek
- Trekking guide charges (their food and insurance)
- Local transportation (to & from TIA airport, Kathmandu to Pokhara, etc.)
- ACAP and TIMS cards
$200 deposit due by December 31, 2016
If adventurers want to customize their time in Kathmandu we can make arrangements with you for an additional cost.