Mardi Himal – 5587m

Mardi Himal Peak Climbing - 19 Days

INTRODUCTION

Mardi Himal, lying less than fifteen miles north of Pokhara, is the most southerly mountain of the Annapurna range. It is the lowest and perhaps the least climbed or visited of the trekking peaks in Nepal. Taking on this trek you will get to sight beautiful mountain views, sparkling rivers and lush green terraced fields.  Mardi Himal trek takes you through beautiful forests, interesting villages and valleys, the cultural diversity being the main attraction of this trek. 

The attention of western mountaineers was first drawn to Mardi Himal by the photographs of Basil Goodfellow, taken in 1953. However, it was not until 1961 that the mountain received its first ascent. Jimmy Roberts, with two Sherpas, first climbed to the summit by a route on its west flank. Though there have been rumors of another route being made on the South-West Face, Robert’s route is the only recorded route for the ascents.   

The peak provides a commanding view of the Annapurna Range along with a spectacular vista of the Himalayan Matterhorn, Machhapuchhre. Despite its lowly latitude the mountain obviously has a great deal of potential for those interested in small-scale exploratory mountaineering and the ridges already mentioned present obvious climbing challenges at a reasonable standard.

Trip Fact

Trip duration :        19 Days

Grade :                    Strenuous   

Srarts in :                Kathmandu

Ends in :                  Kathmandu

Accommodation : Hotel/Lodge & tent

Trek typle :             Tea House & Camping

Transportation :     Private vehicle

Max Altitude :         5587m

Activity :                  Trekking, Climbing

ITINERARY

Day 01:Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu.

 On your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be met and welcomed by our airport representative. You will be greeted traditionally with flower garlands. The representative will then take you to your hotel where you will be served welcome drinks. In the afternoon, you can take a stroll around and visit shops, restaurants and bars. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 02:Free day in Kathmandu for preparation of the trip.

Free day in Kathmandu for preparation of the trip. Checking your climbing equipment’s, and discussing the climb with the climbing/trekking guide. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 03:Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) takes about seven hours.

After early morning breakfast, our guide will pick you-up from your hotel to bus station. Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) takes about seven hours. This drive will take most of the morning, leaving much of the afternoon to explore the various sites of Pokhara.

Pokhara is tourist’s paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. You can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 04:Drive and trek from Pokhara to Gyachok.

Drive and trek from Pokhara to Gyachok. Stay overnight in camp.

Day 05:Trekfrom Gyachok to Sano Khoban (1,600m).

Trekfrom Gyachok to Sano Khoban (1,600m). Stay overnight in camp.

Day 06:Trek from Khoban to Pipa (3,150m).

Trek from Khoban to Pipa (3,150m). Stay overnight in camp.

Day 07:Acclimatization day.

Acclimatization day. Stay overnight in camp.

Day 08:Trek from Pipa to Thulo Kharka (4,120m).

Trek from Pipa to Thulo Kharka (4,120m). Stay overnight in camp.

Day 09:Trek from Thulo Kharka to Base Camp (4,100m).

Trek from Thulo Kharka to Base Camp (4,100m). Stay overnight in camp.

Day 10:Acclimatization day.

Acclimatization day. Stay overnight in camp.

Day 11:Climb from Base Camp to High Camp (4,650m).

Climb from Base Camp to High Camp (4,650m). Stay overnight in camp

Day 12:Climb from High Camp to Camp 1.

Climb from High Camp to Camp 1. Stay overnight in camp.

Day 13:Camp 2.

Camp 2. Stay overnight in camp.

Day 14:Climb Mardi Himal (5,555m) and back to Base Camp.

Climb Mardi Himal (5,555m) and back to Base Camp. Stay overnight in camp.

Day 15:Trek from Mardi Himal Base Camp to Korchon (3,680m).

Trek from Mardi Himal Base Camp to Korchon (3,680m). Stay overnight in camp.

Day 16:Trek from Korchon to Riban (1,780m)

Trek from Korchon to Riban (1,780m). Stay overnight in camp.

Day 17:Trek from Riban to Hyenja, drive to Pokhara.

Trek from Riban to Hyenja, drive to Pokhara. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Day 18:Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu takes about seven hours.

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu takes about seven hours. While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where Nepal’s first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to capital city of Kathmandu.

 

Day 19:Departure

As per your flight schedule, our airport representative will transfer you from your hotel to the airport for your final departure.

The price includes the following services:

  • All airport pick-up and drop-off services by private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Tented accommodation during the climb
  • English speaking, trained and experienced trekking guide(leader), climbing guide (leader) and assistant guides
  • Porter/s (1 porter for each 2 participants to carry 25 kilograms of luggage)
  • All meals three times a day during the trek/climb (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Accommodation in lodges during the trek
  • Entry permit for Annapurna Conservation Area Project
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card
  • Insurance and equipment for the trekking staffs
  • Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your own travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost in case required.)
  • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • All tax, VAT and company service charge

    The price does not include :
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips

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