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Mardi Himal Peak Climbing

Mardi Himal Peak Climbing

Mardi Himal Peak Climbing

Mardi Himal Peak Climbing is an extra stimulation and adventurous to the trekkers. The name is given to the feature and it is situated south west of lower slope of Mt. Machhapuchhare, which can be seen from Phew Lake Pokhara in a triangular shape. As we shall soon see from a closer and more westerly vantage point, the mountain hold win peak - thus its name, Machhapuchhare, which is English, means "Fish tail". Machhapuchhare is the most southerly high point of the Annapurna Massif, the awesomely majestic grouping of mountains in the central Himalaya that includes 5 of the 12 highest mountains in the world – all at close of very close quarters to our route.

Mardi Himal is the name given to the feature of the long rising ridge and its summit that from the southwesterly lower slope of Mount Machhapuchhare, the famous triangular skyline that is seen from the Phewa Lake at Pokhara. e. An eight-day hiking through the forest and on above the tree line and on up to from our high altitude camp at 4,100 m. from where there are the most amazing close quarter's views of all.Now descending first through the forest, a different route takes us steeply down to the upper Mardi Khola, the torrent that has been the ice and the snow of the Mardi Himal. Although remote and still away from all the much-used trekking routes, our expedition now takes on the moods of the warm valleys and the friendly villages. Here, as we make our way along the bank of the Mardi Khola from the hill - side village of siding, down through the lovely fields, past the simple farms and over the "interesting" bridges, there is no doubt this indeed the idyllic Nepali countryside. When we descend through the forest we find a different route down to the upper Mardi Khola.

Mardi Himal Peak Climbing / 15 Days - Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu (1300m).

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara fly 25 min or drive 6-7 hrs (850 m).

Day 04: Pokhara to Odane Hill (2510m) 5-6 hrs.

Day 05: Odane Hill to Kumai (3049m) 6-7 hrs.

Day 06: Kumai to Khorchon (3568m) 5-6 hrs.

Day 07: Khorchon to Mardi Base Camp (4100m) 5-6 hrs.

Day 08: Mardi Base Camp to High Camp (4650m) 3-4 hrs.

Day 09: Summit Mardi Himal (5587m) and return to Base Camp, 7-8 hrs.

Day 10: Reserve day for unforeseen condition.

Day 11: Mardi Base Camp to Kumai (3049m) 4-5 hrs.

Day 12: Kumai to Ghachok (1067m) 7-8 hrs hrs.

Day 13: Ghachok to Pokhara (850m) 4-5 hrs.

Day 14: Pokhara to Kathmandu fly 25 min. /drive 6-7 hrs.

Day 15: Farewell Friend (Final departure to your onward destination).

Mardi Himal Peak Climbing / 15 Days - Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu (1300m).
Namaste & welcome to Mountain Guide Trek of Nepal. Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by a representative from Mountain guide Treks (MGT). After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) pick up your luggage and look for our representative with a Mountain Guide Treks and Expedition with Group leader's name display board at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred to Hotel. After check in, if time allows, you will visit MGT office to meet your trekking leader as well as other participants and for final preparation for the trip. It all depends upon your arrival time. (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis)

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.
Normally, you need to be trained for rock climbing a day course before start your trek, so you will be taken to a natural rock climbing spot Balaju which is 3 Km drive from Thamel. We will offer excellent opportunities to learn how to use climbing equipments like; rope, harness, Ice axe, crampons although maintain your physically fitness. Alternatively we will start half day sightseeing tour with our professional tour guide to the several of most historical and spiritual Place in Kathmandu. Some of this place is considered the World Heritage historic Sites such as Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambunath) and Buddhists shrine (Buddha Nath) which is one of the largest Stupas in the world. After come back from the tour there will be a pre-trip discussion with our trek guide and other team members. Mountain Guide Trek will brief you regarding your trek as well as we may have an opportunity to discuss about any difficulties regarding our upcoming adventure. Rest of the time you could use for travelling around the Thamel and shopping of needed equipments and other necessaries. (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis)

Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara fly 25 min or drive 6-7 hrs (850 m).
Start your travel early in the morning at 7:00 am, we will arrange ticket in tourist coach at river side seat to enjoy the scenery; the road follows by Trisuli River where you see many people rafting on the river. Around 6/7 hours (200km) drive we reach Pokhara (a city of Lake, literally); or 30 min. fly to Pokhara as per departure time. A city that offers us the magnificent view of various mountains namely Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchre and other mountain of Annapurna range. You have good chance to do some last minute shopping and self exploration around the town (walk around few lake, boating etc). (Overnight in Pokhara at deluxe hotel on BB basis)

Day 04: Pokhara to Odane Hill (2510m) 5-6 hrs.
After breakfast leaving the Mardi Pul, the trail then follows the east bank of the Mardi upstream before turning right up the hill to the Gurung village of Riban (1676m). You move ahead along the route which now becomes much steeper as it climbs uphill from the village, past a Chautara, shortly after which the trail divides. You take the right-hand fork which leads past some cow sheds. Until now the trail has been steep, it further becomes even steeper. You climb through bamboo forest towards a massive slab of grey rock. The path bears around to the left on to the rhododendron-covered ridge. Despite the steepness of the route, the ridge line path offers ever-increasing views of the surrounding country. The path passes through a small clearing, Lalghar Kharka, and continues along a faint track to another clearing marking a high point on the ridge, which is Odane Hill. (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)

Day 05: Odane Hill to Kumai (3049m) 6-7 hrs.
The route continues along the ridge line, but you need to be careful of false trails that can lead you astray. This day you are rewarded of the previous day's hard work with cool mountain air and a stunning panorama, with Machhapuchare (6997m) straight ahead. To the west is the Annapurna I(8091m), towering above Annapurna South (7219m) and Himchuli (6441m), the western bastion guarding the entrance to the Annapurna Sanctuary. To the east are views of the granite mass of Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna IV (7525m) and Lamjung Himal (6886m). Given that the distant summit snows of Dhaulagiri (8167m) can also be seen, three of the world's highest mountains are on view along this trek. (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)

Day 06: Kumai to Khorchon (3568m) 5-6 hrs.
Leaving Kumai, you continue climbing steeply along the ridge line to grazing pastures called Khorchon. This day is a relatively short, although once again, steep trek. (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)

Day 07: Khorchon to Mardi Base Camp (4100m) 5-6 hrs.
The trail now leads steeply across a ridge line to a hidden plateau beneath the south face of Mardi Himal and the South-West Ridge of Machhapuchhre; this is the 'Other Sanctuary', so called by Jimmy Roberts. (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)

Day 08: Mardi Base Camp to High Camp (4650m) 3-4 hrs. 
You ascend steeply towards the col between the East Face of Mardi Himal and the connecting ridge of Machhapuchhre. From camp, you reach a snow colour leading to the col with a steep section of perhaps 45 degrees. At the cool further steep snow slopes lead to the summit of Mardi Himal (5555m). After enjoying your hard earned climb, you then descend by the same route to the Base Camp.We practice around the glacier for next day climb and Guide will teach you some methods/technique of climb and brief you details. (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)

Day 09: Summit Mardi Himal and return to Base Camp, 7-8 hrs.
As instruction by your guide, if the weather is perfect then early about 2/3 AM we wake up and have a breakfast then ready to leave for achieve your dream on the top of summit (5587m). This climb is of little technical difficulty, where route finding and effort are the major problems. Late in the day, this might present avalanche danger under fresh snow conditions. (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)

Day 10: Reserve day for unforeseen condition.
This day we most kept for the reserve day for the unforeseen condition as weather problem or weakness then you can take this day as your reserve day. (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)

Day 11: Mardi Base Camp to Kumai (3049m) 4-5 hrs.
Leaving the Base camp, you descend through the high grazing country called Khorchon and follow the same trails back to Kumai. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

Day 12: Kumai to Ghachok (1067m) 7-8 hrs hrs.
This day, you descend from Kumai which is relatively hard for weary knees, as much of the altitude gained is lost on the return to the valley. Descending on the ascent route you reach Odane Hill. Just before the high point a small track goes left down the east flank of the ridge, dropping steeply to grazing country and a good lunch spot at Hile. Later, the trail further descends more steeply to the prosperous farming village of Ghachok, in the valley of the Seti River. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

Day 13: Ghachok to Pokhara (850m) 4-5 hrs.
This day is the last part of your trek, as you continue along the direct route crossing the Seti to the east bank and follow the main trail south. Descending down the east bank of the Seti, you finally reach Pokhara in about 4-5 hrs you will in Pokhara than you will have lunch. Finally if you have time our guide will take you for sightseeing in Pokhara valley and visit the highlights of Pokhara and the surrounding areas. The place to visit pilgrimage sites of Hindus temple Bindabashini, which one most important popular Hindu temple in Pokhara. Two hour boating in Phewa Lake and visit the Barahi temple which one in island in Phewa Lake and others popular place David fall (Water fall), Ghupteshower cave etc. (Over night at deluxe hotel on BB basis)

Day 14: Pokhara to Kathmandu fly 25 min. / drive 6-7 hrs.
You could choose afternoon flight to Kathmandu, till some hours before flight; you may take an optional sightseeing tour around Pokhara or enjoy adventure activities such as boat riding, paragliding, etc. While returning to Kathmandu from Pokhara, be sure to catch the left side of airplane for the best views of Himalayas. Or if you would like to choose by bus, we will arrange ticket in tourist coach at river side seat and start your journey at 7:30 am from Pokhara. Left sites seats of vehicles are nice to enjoy the scenery; the road follows by Trisuli River where you see many people rafting on the river. After 6/7 hours you will arrive at Kathmandu (beside Thamel) and transfer to your hotel. The day at leisure to rest, perhaps catch up on some last minute shopping or explore any sights you missed during your first day in Kathmandu. ! Remember, we will be hosting a fantastic celebration "Farewell dinner" at traditional Nepalese restaurant together with Mountain Guide Trek staffs for successful completion of Mardi Himal Climbing! (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis)

Day 15: Farewell Friend (Final departure to your onward destination).
Today is last day in Nepal for this trip; you are saying good bye to the mountains as journey in Nepal, comes to an end today, There is nothing to do but trade emails with travel companions and organize the photos. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight a representative from Mountain Guide Treks will take you to the airport.

Cost Include

  • Airport pick up drop service
  • All land transportation as per itinerary
  • One day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with license holder tour guide
  • 3 night's hotel accommodation at Kathmandu in deluxe hotel on BB basis.
  • 2 night's hotel accommodation at Pokhara in tourist standard hotel on BB basis.
  • "Farewell dinner" before a day your departure from Nepal.
  • Guest house/tented accommodation according to given itinerary (sharing in 2 bed-room) and 3 meals (Breakfast, lunch, Dinner) during the trek
  • Domestic flight ticket (Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu)
  • Domestic air fare Tax
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging.
  • Down jacket, for seasonal sleeping bag, Mountain Guide treks & Expedition kit bag / duffel bag, trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
  • A comprehensive medical kit

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal entree visa: you can get a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by Paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos)
  • International airfare
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu or Pokhara (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, water bottle, hot shower during the trekking etc.)
  • Personal trekking equipments & clothing
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fee

Note:- Cost includes and exclude section may give you better idea on how the trip is organized. Once you let us know the number of interested traveler and departure date we would get back to you with actual cost for the trip.

The following is a list of equipments, clothing and accessories that we recommend for Mardi Himal Peak Climbing in Nepal. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list; rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we are feel necessary for your comfort and convenience. However we recognize that you may have your own personal preferences for equipments and clothing which may be equally as suitable.

Head

  • Light or warm fleece hat.
  • Watch with light & alarm
  • Sun hat and scrap
  • Sunglasses

Upper Body

  • T-shirts (4)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or sweater
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and / or jacket (optional)
  • Body lotion / Anti-sunlight cream

Hands

  • Playing cards
  • Lightweight gloves (water / wind proof)
  • Trail map and guide book
  • Heavy weight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Lower Body

  • Underwear (4)
  • Hiking shorts (4)
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet

  • Thin, lightweight inner socks (4-pairs)
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4-pairs)
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and / or sandals)

Accessories

  • Sleeping bag
  • Tent and all necessary camping equipments
  • Money belt
  • Head touch and batteries
  • Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
  • Water bottle
  • Toiletries
  • Small wash towel

Optional Items

  • Swiss Knife
  • Playing cards / backgammon / chess set
  • Trekking map
  • Books (Highly Recommended)
  • Binoculars
  • Camera & extra batteries
  • Binoculars
  • Reading books
  • Journal & pen
  • Photos of home / family
  • Energy / protein bars (optional)
  • Walkman

Mountaineering Kit

  • Plastic or leather mountaineering climbing boot (one Pair)
  • Crampons (one pairs each)
  • Ice Axe (one each)
  • Harness (one each)
  • Carabineer / Three (2 screw gate, 1 plain)
  • Rope (50-60m)
  • Prussic Loops (3 meters)
  • Helmet (one each)
  • Snow Gaiter (one pairs each)
  • Jumer / Ascender (one each)
  • Gear tape Seattle
  • Figure 8 / Decender (one each)

Note: If the above schedule does not meet your requirements, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.

Trip Photos

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