Mardi Himal & Annapur Base Camp Trek

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Trip Facts

  • Destinations: Nepal
  • Total Duration: 17 days
  • Trekking Duration: 12 Days
  • Trip Grade: Medium Hard
  • Max Elevation: 4200m
  • Best Season: October to December, February to May
  • Walking Hours: 5-6hrs
  • Styles: Tea House
  • Starting point of trek: Phedi
  • Finishing point of trek: Naya Pul
  • Meals and Drinks: Guest houses managed by local people
  • Group Size: 2 to 16

Trip Map

  • Destination:Nepal

Mardi Hima & Annapurna Base Camp Trek route is created to explore the entirely Himalaya ranges of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. This trekking route runs on the southern face of Annapurna Himalayas and the western side of Dhaulagiri range. The trail figures out massif views of popular mountains of Annapurna and also a historic in life to be in three base camps such as Mardi Himal Base Camp (4110m), Machhapurchare Base Camp(3700m) and Annapurna Base Camp (4130m). 16 days trek includes amazing walking on impressive forests, ridgelines, and alpine grassy lands. It is an option trek to have extra time to see the magnificent mountain views either from the Mardi Himal trail then if not from the Annapurna Base Camp path.

Medium style of the trek offers the best tea house with luxurious lodges and guesthouses in wonderful and charming prosperous villages where inhabitants are mixed of different tribal but dominated by Gurung community who are friendly people show respect in highly good culture.

The village used an uneven path with stone-paved steps leads meandering on through cultivated land terraces. Encountering some charming villages of Siding, Landruk, Jhinu, Chhomrong, Sinuwa, Kimche, Shyauli Bazaar and the other more to Annapurna Base camp. In Jhinu, there is a natural hot spring on the bank of the Modi River to enjoy a bath and dip in it. Annapurna Base camp (4130m) is situated at the bottom of Hiunchuli and Annapurna South on the part of Annapurna Glacier. Every trekker feels endeavors to be put their footsteps on the base camps, which are festooned with colorful prayer flags and numerous cairns.

Fascinating views of the mountains to watch very closely from Mardi Himal, MBC and ABC lined up mountains in and out direction are Machhapuchhare (6997m) Gandharva Chuli (6248m) Annapurna III (7555m) Gangapurna (7454m) Tharpu Chuli (5695m) Singu Chuli (6501m) Dhaulagiri (8172m),Annapurna I (8091m) Fang (7647m) and Hunchuli (6441m). Sunrise and sunset on mountains are delightful views from three base camps if the weather is fine. Mt. Dhaulagiri (8172m) can be seen to the west. This trek also presents an amazing landscape of Annapurna glacier.

 

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu (1200m)
  • Day 02 Sightseeing  Swayambhu and Boudha Stupa
  • Day 03 Drive to Pokhara by car (max 6hrs)
  • Day 04 Pokhara to Phedi by car then Hike to Petam Deurali (2100m) (5hrs)
  • Day 05 Petam Deurali to Forest Camp (2530m) (4-5hrs)
  • Day 06 Forest Camp to Low Camp (2970m)(3-4hrs)
  • Day 07 Low Camp to High Camp(3540m)(4-hrs)
  • Day 08 High Camp to viewpoint / Low Camp(2970M)(6-7 hrs)
  • Day 09 Low Camp to Landruk (1565m(5-6hrs)
  • Day 10 Landruk to Sinuwa (2310m)(5-6hrs)
  • Day 11 Sinuwa to Deurali (3236m)(6-7hrs)
  • Day 12 Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m)(4-5hrs)
  • Day 13 Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (6-7hrs) (descent 1820m)
  • Day 14 Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1780m)(5- 6hrs)
  • Day 15 Jhinu Danda to Pokhara via Marku by jeep (4hrs)
  • Day 16 Fly to Kathmandu
  • Day 17 Departure from Kathmandu

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu (1200m)

When you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport then transfer to your hotel. A short briefing is given concerning the trekking itinerary.

Day 02 Sightseeing  Swayambhu and Boudha Stupa

Day 03 Drive to Pokhara by car (max 6hrs)

Kathmandu to Pokhara is by car. Rest at the hotel and then visit the market. Pokhara is one of the busiest tourist center and the most beautiful city of Nepal. Mt Fishtail and some parts of the Annapurna range are attractively seen from here. It is both trekking starting and ending point. There are trekking shops, banks, all kinds of standard hotels for tourists. Phewa Lake has joined to the Pokhara city. People enjoy boating, paragliding, golf and horse riding.

Day 04 Pokhara to Phedi by car then Hike to Petam Deurali (2100m) (5hrs)

The first day of trekking starts with steep through a forest from Phedi. It is a stoned step about 45 minutes walking to a village. The trail heads up through fields and villages to Dhampus village mixed inhabitants of Gurung, Brahmins, and Chetri. Fishtail and Lamjung Himal can be seen from here. There are many lodges and guest houses. Local bus and hire jeeps are available but the road is gravel. Passing through the village end of its TIMS and ACAP register office arrives to present permit then the trail climbs up through the forest to Pothana(1990m). There are about half a dozen lodges. The trail gradually heads through the forest on a ridge and 40 minutes walking reach at Petam Deurali where there are two lodges. From Petam Deurali the trails split left side down is to ABC and north side trail is to Mardi Himal.

Day 05 Petam Deurali to Forest Camp (2530m) (4-5hrs)

The Forest Camp trailheads to the north on the ridge through a thick and beautiful forest. The first step of climbing up is bout 45minutes and then walking on gradually passing through forests of rhododendron and maples. Beautiful walking in the forest on the ridge. About an hour climbing up from Petam Deurali the trail descends down on the left side and climbs up again. While walking in the forest we can see huge trees dripping with mosses and in some places, there are viewpoints for villages valleys and mountains. Just before reaching Forest Camp the trail descends through forest to Forest Camp where there are 6 lodges are in a group surrounded by jungle.

Day 06 Forest Camp to Low Camp (2970m)(3-4hrs)

After breakfast trekking starts climbing the trail of High Camp again through a dense forest of rhododendron. After 45 minutes you reach Rest Camp where there is a lodge to serve rooms and food. The trail continues to follow up in a dense forest and take attention interlace roots of trees on the path. Zigzag path but comfortable heading inside the magnificent jungle walk to Low Camp where there are cluster lodges old and new. It is surrounded by rhododendron trees.

Day 07 Low Camp to High Camp(3540m)(4-hrs)

From Low Camp, the path heads to north inside the rhododendron forest. One hour and a half walking up we arrive at Badal Danda where 4 lodges are lined up along the ridge. From this point nice views of Annapurna ii, Mardi Himal, Fishtail, Hiunchuli, and Annapurna South. Ridge trail past grassy land gradually climbing up 2hrs eventually at High Camp. The High Camp is situated on a ridge where there are about half a dozen good guest houses.

Day 08 High Camp to viewpoint / Low Camp(2970M)(6-7 hrs)

Early in the morning leave for viewpoint better to see the sunrise on mountains. The trail a few minutes ahead northeast splits left and right sides. Most of the trekkers use right-side trail reason is its easy but long way. we continue on the ridge to a viewpoint. As we reach the viewpoint and the mountain views are excellent. Two small bamboo house tea shops serve you tea and coffee. If you want to see a wide range of Mountain then walk on ridge trail to Upper view Point another 1 hour further. Enjoying a nice view of surrounding snow-capped mountains are Annapurna South (7219m) (Hiuchuli) (6141m), Tarekang (7069m), Gangapurna (7454) and Annapurna iii (7555m), Fishtail (6997m) and Mardi Himal. Exploring the panoramic views we descend to High Camp and reverse to Low Camp.

Day 09 Low Camp to Landruk (1565m(5-6hrs)

We follow back to the Forest Camp trail. Just before Forest Camp the trail to Landruk separates to the right side on the forest trail. As the ridge is crossed then steeply descends to Landruk village about 2 hours following the jungle trail. Views of valleys and villages are remarkable while walking on the trail. The natural walking local path drops to Landruk village of Gurung. The village is a beautiful adorable and recommended a place to spend a night.

Day 10 Landruk to Sinuwa (2310m)(5-6hrs)

The trail ascends passing lovely forests and waterfalls. New Bridge is crossed over Modi Khola after 10 minutes of climbing up there are three lodges. Above the lodges forest and bamboo bushes to Kimrong Khola (river). An attractive long suspension bridge is used to cross the river to Jhinu Danda (1750m) has some comfortable lodges. From Jhinu Danda 20 minutes walk down through a forest at the bank of Modi Khola where there are two hot spring ponds with cement bathing pools. Hot water natural comes out from the ground. Pick up Jhinu Danda trail to Chomrong one of the very steep climbing paths joinsTaglung this place is a meeting point of main Ghandruk Chhomrong route. we escort Chomrong trail just about 5 minutes to be at Chomrong is a beautiful settlement Gurung ethnic. The village exhibits an excellent view of Hiunchuli (6441m). Now stepping down on a stone staircase through village, forest and bamboo bush to Chhomrong Khola and then a suspension bridge is crossed. The trail climbs up to Sinuwa (2460m) where there are two lodges.

Day 11 Sinuwa to Deurali (3236m)(6-7hrs)

The trail climbs steeply through bamboo bush and rhododendron forests. It is possible to see Langur big white hairy-faced monkey jumping and hanging on trees. You reach Dobhan (2600m) means ‘confluence’ where 4 lodges are run by local people. Beyond Dobhan the trail leads through standing and lurching bamboo and forests. Dobhan to Himalaya (2920m) distance is about 2 hours. From Himalaya, it’s about 1hour and 3o minutes walk to Deurali. A rocky trail through forests then up a steep ravine to Hinku Cave which is a huge hanging rock. Snowtime the tail is glacier causes it difficult to walk. In Deurali 4 lodges are comfortable and common rooms busy with trekkers.

Day 12 Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m)(4-5hrs)

The trail between Deurali and Machhapuchhare is a dangerous avalanche area. The trail diverts northeast along Modi Khola. A few minutes walking ahead a flat grassy land meets Bagar. From Bagar climb across avalanche path through forests of birch and bamboo. A stone staircase leads you to MBC where there are cozy and comfortable 4 lodges run by Gurung people. The mountain views of Machhapuchhare, Gnagapurna (7454m), Annapurna iii(7555m), Annapurna South and Hiunchuli.Two hours climb to ABC. One hour ascend is difficult and then walk on the grassy route is pleasant to walk if there is no snow. The trail follows up a stream. There are panorama views of Annapurna I, Mapchhapuchhare, Annapurna South, Singu Chuli (6501m), Tent Peak (5695m) and Bhartha Chuli (fang) (7647m). The Base Camp is just the left side of Annapurna South Glacier. Early morning excellent sunrise on Annapurna i.

Day 13 Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (6-7hrs) (descent 1820m)

You are heading back down to Bamboo. Reverse down is easier and exploring mountains, forests, and rocks on the way.

Day 14 Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1780m)(5- 6hrs)

Reverse back the trail to Sinuwa, Chomrong and to Jhinu. Two times climbing up at Bamboo to Kuldhighar and another is to Chomrong village. As we arrive Jhinu Danda on time and then go down to the hot spring to dip into the ponds. It is a paid system entry for everyone. Sometimes the spring is crowded with trekkers. This area is suitably inhabited for monkeys and birds.

Day 15 Jhinu Danda to Pokhara via Marku by jeep (4hrs)

Day 16 Fly to Kathmandu

Day 17 Departure from Kathmandu

You are assisted to reach at the airport by our staff. You have to reach the airport 3 hours before your plane leave.
Cost Includes

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick-up and drop off
  • Three nights hotel accommodation B & B in Kathmandu
  • Two nights in Pokhara with B & B
  • Licensed trained trekking guide
  • Porters to carry goods
  • Accommodation (breakfast, lunch, dinner in trekking) coffee & tea
  • Transportation by land and air
  • All necessary documents permit for trekking
  • National park/ conservation area entry permit
  • City tour in Kathmandu ( Swayambhunath and Boudha stupa)

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare
  • Travel trekking insurance
  • Major meals, lunch, dinner during stay in Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charge more than airlines allowed both domestic and international
  • Personal expenses such as alcoholic beverages, drinks, phone & laundry
  • Visa fee (easily get on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport)
  • Tips and gratuities for field staffs
  • Rescue travel insurance trips cancellation costs
  • Lost theft and damage to baggage, Accident or health emergency

Equipments & Gears

trekking shoes, down jacket, trekking pant, gloves, hat, woolen cap, sunglasses, raincoat, headlamp, walking stick, water bottle, sleeping bag, trekking bag waterproof and changing clothes

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