Description

Mardi Himal is considered to be an ideal introduction to mountaineering in the high Himalaya, particularly if you have limited time available. No previous experience of high altitudes is necessary, as every precaution will be taken to ensure gradual and thorough acclimatization during the trek to the mountain.

Although Mardi Himal is the shortest and probably the easiest of our expeditions to Nepal, to maximize both your enjoyment and your chances of success, you need. A major benefit of Mardi Himal is the ability to climb it in a round trip of a little over 2 weeks. It therefore makes a visit to the Himalaya a real possibility for those who hither to have not been able to find the time to join a longer expedition.

This peak is located in the east of the Modi Khola, across the valley from Hiunchuli. It is separated from Machhapuchhre ridge by a col. and usual route of ascent reaches this col (about 5,200m. /17,060 ft.) and reaches the summit via a route on its east flank. Although the mountain rises above the entrance to the Annapurna sanctuary it is not often visited. The trek reaches and then follows the Mardi Khola for 2 days before turning and climbing the ridge line for 3 more days before reaching base camp around 4,100 m. /13,451 ft.

The climb has problems with route finding and effort but little technical difficulty: the couloirs leading to the col on the East Face can present an avalanche danger with fresh snow. The climb begins by heading steeply towards the col on the connecting ridge between Mardi Himal and Machhapuchhre. High camp is usually placed just below the final steep (45 degrees) couloirs leading to the col (about 4,650 m. /15,256 ft.) From high camp, climb to the col and turn west, ascending steep snow slopes to the summit. Descend the same route.

Max-Altitude : 5555 m.
Duration : 18 Group Size :2-12
Best Season : Sep-Nov, Mar-May

 Itinerary Outline

Day 1 :Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel

Day 2 :Guided Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley

Day 3 :Fly/ Drive to Pokhra, O/N in Hotel.

Day 4 :Trek to Ghachok 1300m./6hrs.

Day 5 :Trek to Sano Khoban (1,600m)./6hrs.

Day 6 : Trek to Pipa (3,150m)./7-8 hrs.

Day 7 : Acclimatization day.

Day 8 : Trek to Thulo Kharka (4,120m)./6hrs.

Day 9 :Trek to Base Camp (4,100m). /5hrs.

Day 10 :Acclimatization day.

Day 11 :Climb to High Camp (4,650m)./5hrs.

Day 12 :Climb Mardi Himal (5,555m).-Back to Jungle camp/8hrs.

Day 13 :Trek to Korchon (3,680m)./6-7hrs.

Day 14 :Trek to Riban (1,780m)./6hrs.

Day 15 :Trek to Hyenja, drive to Pokhara.

Day 16 : Fly/Drive to Kathmandu.

Day 17 : Extra /Reserve Day

Day 18 : Departure.


 Accomodation

Nepal visa fee and International airfare

Extra night accommodation (Late arrival/Early arrival, Due to weather)

Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen

Food in Kathmandu accept Breakfast

Travel and rescue insurance

Extra Porters, Horses, Rescue Flight

Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge)

Any kind of cold Drinks

Personal climbing equipment

Extra tour/Activities in Nepal

Tips for guides and porters


Day 1 : Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel
When you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), our company representative will welcome you and drive towards the designated hotel. After a rest for a while, we will give a short briefing about our program and you will be provided with a Typical Nepali welcome Dinner in the evening.

Day 2 : Guided Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
Next day, we provide sightseeing guided by an expert to visit many beautiful places listed in the UNESCO heritage sites such as the Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swoyambhunath Stupa, Durbar Square and many more.

Day 3 : Fly/ Drive to Pokhra, O/N in Hotel.

Day 4 : Trek to Ghachok 1300m./6hrs.

Day 5 : Trek to Sano Khoban (1,600m)./6hrs.

Day 6 : Trek to Pipa (3,150m)./7-8 hrs.

Day 7 : Acclimatization day.

Day 8 : Trek to Thulo Kharka (4,120m)./6hrs.

Day 9 : Trek to Base Camp (4,100m). /5hrs.

Day 10 : Acclimatization day.

Day 11 : Climb to High Camp (4,650m)./5hrs.

Day 12 : Climb Mardi Himal (5,555m).-Back to Jungle camp/8hrs.

Day 13 : Trek to Korchon (3,680m)./6-7hrs.

Day 14 : Trek to Riban (1,780m)./6hrs.

Day 15 : Trek to Hyenja, drive to Pokhara.

Day 16 : Fly/Drive to Kathmandu.

Day 17 : Extra /Reserve Day

Day 18 : Departure.

Cost Include

Airport Pickups and drops by Tourist Vehicle

Welcome dinner at typical Nepali Restaurant

Guided Sightseeing in Kathmandu by tourist vehicle

4 nights' Accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast

 Lodges and tents during trekking and climbing

All ground transportation as per the itinerary by tourist vehicles

Trekking permit and Climbing Permits

English Speaking Climbing Guide During the trip

Necessary of Porters/Yak/Mules during trip

Nepali staff's Salary/Equipment/Insurance/Food/Accommodation

All domestic flights if necessary

Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner with Hot Drinks during trip

Good quality Tents and Kitchen utensils for camping

Down jacket, sleeping bag, Trekking duffel bag and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)

Group mountaineering (climbing) equipments

Travel and rescue arrangements

All needed service charge, government taxes/royalties


Cost Exclude

Nepal visa fee and International airfare

Extra night accommodation (Late arrival/Early arrival, Due to weather)

Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen

Food in Kathmandu accept Breakfast

Travel and rescue insurance

Extra Porters, Horses, Rescue Flight

Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge)

Any kind of cold Drinks

Personal climbing equipment

Extra tour/Activities in Nepal

Tips for guides and porters