Mardi Himal (5,587 m) lies less than 15 miles from Pokhara, and is the most southerly peak of the Annapurna range. It is the lowest and the least climbed or visited peak. Photographs of Mardi Himal taken in 1953 by Baisl Goodfellow first drew the attention of western climbers, and the mountain received its first ascent in 1961. The first route was via the East Flank and is the only one used so far.
The mountain separates the southwest ridge of Machhapuchhare as a separate mass at right angles to the ridge and is best seen from the south. The southwest face of the mountain has three well-defined ridges rising from rock buttresses and separated by hanging glaciers. Its east face is separated from the Machhapuchhare ridge by a col at 5,200 meters. The normal climbing route to the summit of Mardi Himal passes through this col. the summit offers a splendid view of the Annapurna Range and the Fishtail Mountain – Machhapuchhare.
Region: Annpurna Himal, Gandaki
The route: Kathamndu-Pokhara-Milan Chowk (Hemja)
Best Season: Sept. to Nov.& April to May.
Facility: Camping only
Program duration: 18 day
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu meet our staff and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Drive to Pokhara 950m 5-6 hours journey 200 k.m.
Day 03: Pokhara to Dhiprung 1,675m via Mardipul.
Day 04: Trek to Simre Kharka.Approx. 2,400m.5-6 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Khorchon (3,682m)
Day 06: Rest Day at Khorchon.
Day 07: Trek to Mardi Base Camp 4,100m.
Day 08: At BC for acclimatization and preparation for the climb.
Day 09: Trek and climb to High Camp at 4,650m/15,256ft.
Day 10: Climbing Day and return to BC.
Day 11: Trek all the way to Kumai.
Day 12: Trek all the way to Mardipul.
Day 13: Trek and drive to Pokhara.
Day 14: Drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 15: Departure.
*Private Arrival and Departure transfers on both domestic and international flights.
*Standard Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin share bed- and- breakfast basis as per the itinerary.
*Full board meals while trekking (breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner) .
*Freshly cooked Full board meals prepared by our cook while on peak expedition.
*Accommodation in teahouse or lodge while on trekking.
*Accommodation in Tented camp while on the peak climbing.
*Welcome dinner as listed in the itinerary.
*Half day guided city tour with world heritage entrance fees as listed in itinerary.
*Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as applicable.
*Peak climbing expeditions Permit Royalty and other government tax.
*Climbing Clinic Course at base camp.
*All required Personal and Group Climbing gear: LESPOTIVA EVA climbing boot, EXPED downfilled mattress, Black daimond crampons, ice axe, zoomer, harness, figure of eight, carabineer, helmat, climbing rope etc.
*We provide all camping gear including – tents for member, dining tent with table and backrest chair, Kitchen tent with utensils, staff, porter and toilet tents on whole trip.
*Trip Gears – sleeping bag, fleece inner liner, down jacket, duffel bag etc for the use during the trip.
*Professional local experienced Trek Leader / Guide trained in Wilderness First Aid.
*Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) / Gamow Bag (A life saving device in case of Acute Mountain Sickness) along *with the comprehensive First Aid Kit.
*peak climbing trip map.
*Well-experienced Climbing guide with all his allowance and expenses.
*Trekking cook, kitchen staff, Trek Sherpa and other support staff while on peak climbing.
*Porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment on peak base camp trek.
*Proper Insurance of all staff including porters.
*Warm clothing and trekking gear for staff including porters: Gortex jacket, gortex trousers, fleece jacket and pant, trekking shoes, woolen hat, gloves, shocks, sunglasses etc.
* Peak climbing certificates issued from the respective body of Nepal Government.
*Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers.
*Trekking permit, National park entry fees requried for the peak & expedition.
*Nepal entry Visa fees, Your travel insurance of any kind.
*All Drinks and main meals in cities.
*Tips and Items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, telephome, beverage drinks etc.
*All Domestic flights and airport tax as listed in the itinerary .
*Service other then mentioned above.