DESTINATION: Mardi Himal Base Camp, Nepal / MAX ELEVATION : 4300 m. / TREKKING LEVEL: Moderate – Strenuous
TREK DURATION: 9 days, TREK ACCOMMODATION: Tea-house lodge, home-stay / BEST TIMES: February – June & September – November / STARTING POINT: Kathmandu / ENDING POINT : Kathmandu
Mardi Himal trail walks through different ethnic villages and Rhododendron forest. It is the trail with beautiful combination of Nature and Culture where trekkers are welcomed into local cultures, customs and rituals, though, for a short period of time. The path leads trekkers up to a brown pasture land via top ridge of the hill, looking down to other snaky trekking trails such as Annapurna Sanctuary, Ghandruk Trail, Annapurna Panoramic trail, Machhapuchhare trek, and Pokhara valley.
The spectacular view of whole Annapurna range– Annapurna I to IV, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Tent Peak, Gandarwa Chuli, Singu Chuli, Fishtail (Holy Mountain), Mardi Himal, Lamjung Himal, Manaslu & Dhaulagiri–is one among the attractive features of this trail.
Mardi trail is one of the richest trails in natural bio-diversity and cultural colourfulness that has characterized Nepal’s natural and cultural heritage. The trek starts from tropical zone walking upwards to the alpine region at Mardi Base Camp. Because of this climatic diversity, the area hosts quite an interesting mixture of flora and fauna.
More than 200 species of trees, 100 species of wild flowers, 7 species of Rhododendron have been recorded in the area, so far. Among the wild animals, the region is a habitat to Yellow throated marten, Jungle Cat, Leopard, Antelopes, common Ghoral, mainland Serow, Himalayan Thar, and Nepali Grey Langur.
The trek can be blessing for the birders, for the rare birds are the major attraction of the forest trails. Among the rare species of birds, four species of pheasants, Eagles, Vultures, snow pigeon and Himalayan Monal have been recorded in this trail. Above all, the cultural programme by local mother’s group is something one should never miss in this trek.
Mt. Fishtail / Mardi Himal / Mardi Base Camp / Yak Shed & Pastures / Annapurna Mountain Range / Terraced Landscape
Birding / Gurung hospitality / Lwang Village / Fishtail Tea Garden / Folk Culture Show / Dal-Bhat / Sunrise & Sunset
TRIP PRICE: 87 per person per day
MINIMUM GROUP SIZE: 2 Trekkers
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: 25 USD per day
-Accommodation at Teahouse lodge on twin sharing basis
-Two Course Vegetarian Meals (Soup and Main Course)
-A cup of Tea/ Coffee with meal
-Guide porter Insurance
-All overland Tourist Bus transfers
PRICE NOT INCLUDED:
-Trekking Permit fees & TIMS (40 USD per person)
-All drinks & beverage
-Medical Insurance, Emergency evacuation
-Extra expenses caused by natural or political incidents beyond Samsara Trekking’s control
-Sleeping bag required for trek
-Hot Shower and other materials not mentioned
-Expense on Generosity: i.e. tipping trekking staffs (equal to 3 days wage)
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