Mardi Himal Trek/Machhapuchhare Kiss Trek

Mardi Himal Trek/Machhapuchhare Kiss Trek

Remote wilderness If you long for remote wilderness, pristine beauty, peace and tranquillity, this is the trek for you. Feeling like the first adventurers to Nepal you will ascend to isolated high ridges that offer spectacular views of Machcapuchare, Annapurna Range, Lamjung Himal and Dhaulagiri. This trek is suitable for the moderately fit.

Tour Package Overview

Pokhara (820m) - Pitam Deurali (2100m).

Ascent/Descent : 1280m Ascent Kms : 36 km drive & 10 km Duration : 1hrs drive & 4hrs walk

An hour drive takes us to the starting point: the small village of Kande. Then 2 hours steep climb to our first destination, Australian Camp (2000 m) where we arrive by early afternoon for lunch. A 2hrs gentle walk from Dhampus, Pothana reach to Pitam Deurali (2100m).

Pitam Deurali (2100m)– Forest Camp (2550m)

Ascent/Descent : 450m Ascent Kms : 10km Duration : 5hr

The trail takes us deep into greenery of mountain oak, birch, rhododendron and hemlock. Today destination is Forest Camp (2550 m).

Forest Camp (2550m) – Badal Danda (3200m)

Ascent/Descent : 650m Ascent Kms : 7km Duration : 5hr

Today is steady gentle climbing with only small sections in isolated parts. After an hour walk we stop for a short tea break at rest camp to enjoy the fishtail view. Gentle walk through the forest take us to Low Camp where we can have lunch. After lunch we can walk 2 hours further steep up take us to our destination Badal Danda (3200m). Where we can view close view of Fishtail, Hinchuli, and Annapurna South and also this place is famous for sunrise and sunset.

Badal Danda (3200m) – High Camp (3900m)

Ascent/Descent : 700m Ascent Kms : 8km Duration : 3hr

Today we make our way to the highest camping point on the ridge (3900 m). We leave the forest behind and reach the meadows with grazing sheep. Again the views are breathtaking as we can see the widespread Gurung villages and follow the trail up to Annapurna Base Camp.

High Camp (3900 ) - Mardi Himal View Point (4200m) - Lower Camp (3400m)

Ascent/Descent : 300m Ascent 1200m Descend Kms : 15km Duration : 7hr

In the morning we climb to the highest point of our trek (4200 m) – the crest of Mardi Himal. The great ice fields and the blue glaciers of the Sanctuary Wall lie below and we are encircled by a dozen or more glistening mountain giants. We descend to Lower Camp again after lunch as this part of the mountains doesn’t invite an overnight stay

Lower Camp (3400m) – Sidding/Kali Mati (1700m)

Ascent/Descent : 1700m ascent Kms : 11km Duration : 4hrs

After the exhilaration of the previous day we slowly make the descent through shady forest to Siding village. (1700 m). Home stay.

Siding/Kali Mati (1700m) - Lwang (1400m)

Ascent/Descent : 300m Descend Kms : 12km Duration : 5hr

We follow a gentle meandering path along the contour of the river valley. We gradually descend between pastures and through Gurung villages. We spend the night in Lwang, home stay (1400 m).

Lwang (1400m) – Phedi via Dhampus Phedi (1090m) - Pokhara (820m)

Ascent/Descent : 580 Descend Kms : 12 kms & 18kms drive Duration : 6hr & 30min Drive

Today we leave the mountains behind us. We make our way to Milan Chowk where vehicles wait to take us back to the relaxing Lakeside of Pokhara.

We provide bagpacks, crampons, and maps. Price Includes: Guide, assistants, 3 meals per day, afternoon tea & snacks, accommodation for the duration of the trek(2 persons per room).

However, during high season one room per two clients may not be always available. If this should happen we request our clients to be flexible and share a triple or room with four beds. Annapurna Park entry and TIMS fees, staff insurance, transport to and from the trailhead, two nights' accommodation pre and post the trek and a complimentary massage after the trek from Seeing Hands, a blind organization. (proud to introduce one of our product) and can supply 75 liters backpack for the main trekking stuff, light crampons, gaiters and trekking map.

Assistant - (maximum weight to carry is 10 kg for female assistant guide and 13 kg for male assistant guide).

Doesn't include: Soft beverages, air tickets & client insurance.

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Mardi Himal Trek/Machhapuchhare Kiss Trek

The Mardi Himal trek is a highly recommended trekking route in the Annapurna Himalaya region. It is located east of the Modi River, across the valley from Hiunchuli. The spectacular trek takes you off the beaten track, away from busy trails and has the essence of exploration and adventure. This stunningly beautiful trek through ancient rhododendron forests, high ridges and traditional Gurung villages is a trips of a lifetime.

Trek Duraiton : 6 – 8 days
Level of Difficulty : Moderate
Trail Open : Whole year
Highest Point : 4200m

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