Explore one of the most beautiful regions in Nepal- the Annapurna! Most of the popular treks in this region lies on the busy touristic trails. However, Mardi Himal trek- officially opened in 2012, has yet to draw large crowds thus giving you a true sense of exploration.

With remote trails through rhododendron forests, to sublime ridges, along with stupendous views of the dramatic Annapurna range,  this trek offers an escape from the busy touristic trails with crowded lodges, thus providing a wilderness experience in the high alpine landscape.

This is the best trip we can offer for those who wants an off the beaten track experience in Nepal, in a short period of time and with moderate level of difficulty.

Rhododendron in full bloom
Rhododendron in full bloom

Highlights:

  • Exploration of one of the most beautiful region in Nepal
  • Off the beaten track with moderate difficulty
  • Mardi Himal Base Camp
  • Sunrise view from Poonhill- views of three 8000 m+ mountains and several 7000 m+ peaks
  • Exploration of Pokhara with optional activities as paragliding/ biking/ or just relaxing
Mardi Himal BC
Mardi Himal BC

Itinerary:

Day 1. Arrive Kathmandu/ transfer to hotel/ welcome dinner
Day 2. ½ day sightseeing around Kathmandu/ lunch/ trek briefing.
Day 3. Fly to Pokhara and drive to Kande/ trek to Australian camp (1930m)
Day 4. Trek to Kooker (2590m) 6hrs
Day 5. Trek to Humaal (2950m) 4 hrs
Day 6. Trek to Guhe (3680m) 5 hrs
Day 7. Hike to Mardi Himal BC and back to Guhe 7 to 8 hrs
Day 8. Trek to Kooker (2590 m) 5 hrs
Day 9. Trek to Tolka (1800m)
Day 10. Trek to Ghandruk (1950m) 3 hrs
Day 11. Trek to Tadapani (2700m) 5 hrs
Day 12. Trek to Ghorepani (2830m) 6 hrs
Day 13. Hike to Poonhill (3200m) and trek to Birethanti (1100m) 7 hrs
Day 14. Drive to Pokhara
Day 15. Free day in Pokhara
Day 16. Drive to Kathmandu
Day 17. Departure

Sunset from Badal Danda, Mari Himal trek.
Sunset from Badal Danda, Mardi Himal trek.

Price includes:

  • All internal transportation, in private vehicle.
  • Services of English or/and Swedish speaking guide.
  • Porter’s and sherpa’s assistance.
  • 3 nights in tourist class hotel on bed and breakfast basis while in Kathmandu.
  • 2 nights in tourist class hotel on bed and breakfast basis while in Pokhara.
  • Welcome dinner.
  • Half day guided city tour with lunch.
  • Use of a personal trek pack consisting of a duffle bag, down jacket and sleeping bag with a fleece inner-liner.
  • All meals while on trek.
  • Afternoon tea/coffee service on arrival at the lodge.
  • Twin share accommodation in trekking lodges with shared bath and toilet facilities.
  • National Park fees.
  • Staff insurance, tourist service fee and all taxes applicable as per state law.

Price excludes:

  • Personal accident and rescue insurance. You must provide your own rescue insurance
  • Mineral water, beer, soft drinks and extra tea/coffee outside of normal meal times.
  • Private room accommodation in Kathmandu unless a single supplement is paid.
  • Optional tips to guides and porters.
  • International airport departure taxes.
  • Visa costs.
  • Helicopter evacuation in the unlikely situation, although we do arrange for it and
    make the necessary documents so that you can claim from your insurance.
Breakfast with a view at Australian Camp
Breakfast with a view at Australian Camp
View from your hotel at Pokhara
View from your hotel at Pokhara

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Grading

Our grading system for trekking:

There are many different factors that contribute to the difficulty of a particular trip
Our grading are based on various factors such as length of trek and walking day, trail conditions, maximum altitude and average altitude, elevation gain/loss per day, prevailing weather conditions, temperature range, remoteness and general level of comfort.
Although we have tried to make our grading system as clear as possible, it cannot take into account your personal interests, abilities or experience. If you have any questions about the nature of a particular trip or its suitability for you, please contact us at info@hionlifeadventures.com

Grade A: Leisure

These adventure tours are our least demanding trips suitable for people with a basic level of fitness and good health. These trips may involve long drives usually on private transport. Sightseeing trips are conducted on foot. The itinerary may also take you to remote places with basic lodging facilities and may also involve a day or two of hiking. We expect you to carry a small back pack weighing about 4 to 5 kgs.
Recommended preparation: Walking on undulating terrain for an hour, for at least 2-3 months prior to departure.

Grade B: Easy to moderate

These adventures involve trekking between 7 to 10 days in remote areas where facilities are often basic. These trips involve some camping or basic lodging. The trekking days are often between 3 to 6 hours of walking each day on good trails with plenty of time for sightseeing. The itineraries often include 1 or 2 rest days. The trails are generally well defined and relatively easy, but it doesn’t mean it will be a walk in the park. In the Himalayas, flat trail are extremely rare sights, so there will be plenty of ascents and descents on rocky terrains and often on stony steps. The altitudes are moderate and rarely go above 3800m. The average daily ascents and descents will be about 300m to 400m with perhaps an odd day ascending/ descending about 800m. There are no extremes of weather and the daytime temperatures generally do not get lower than 5C with exceptional cases during bad weather when it can get down to 0C.

Recommended preparation: Walking or jogging 45 mins to 1 hour for at least two times a week on undulating terrain or on a tread mill with inclined angle for at least 3 months prior to departure.

Grade C: Moderate

These treks are slightly more difficult. Our moderate treks are between 11 to 15 days in remote areas with camping or basic lodging. The trekking days are often between 4 to 7 hours of walking each day on good trails with plenty of time for sightseeing. The itineraries often include 1 or 2 rest days. The trails are generally well defined but with plenty of ascents and descents on rocky terrains and often on stony steps. The altitudes are moderate and rarely go above 4500m. The average daily ascents and descents will be about 300m to 500m with occasional harder days ascending/ descending about 800m. There are no extremes of weather and the daytime temperatures generally do not get lower than 5C with exceptional cases during bad weather when it can get down to -5C.

Recommended preparation: Walking or jogging 45 mins to 1 hour for at least two times a week on undulating terrain or on a tread mill with inclined angle for at least 3 months prior to departure.

Grade D: Challenging

These adventures are more challenging and remote and with altitudes up to 5600m. Our challenging treks are between 13 to 24 days in remote areas with camping or basic lodging. The trekking days are often between 5 to 7 hours of walking each day with some days involving crossing a pass with up to 10 hours walking. Generally the trails are well defined, but there will be days which involve climbing steep rocky terrains at high altitudes and crossing icy and rocky glaciers in harsh weather conditions.
The average daily ascents and descents will be about 300m to 500m with a few harder days ascending/ descending about 1000m. The itineraries often include rest days after such big ascents.
Temperatures can get below Zero in the daytime at high altitudes and can fall down to -10C at night.

Recommended preparation: Stamina is essential, as walking days are long. We recommend previous trekking experience, preferably at altitude. Walking or jogging 45 mins to 1 hour for at least two times a week on undulating terrain or on a tread mill with inclined angle for at least 3 months prior to departure. Cycling is recommended. Long day hikes on weekends with a daypack in variable weather conditions is also recommended.

 

 

Booking terms and conditions

What are the booking procedures, terms and conditions?

The following procedures, terms and conditions apply if you are joining one of our trip.

Booking:

At the bottom of each tour/trek/ expedition page that you wish to participate, you can click the link to book that trip and you will come to a page with instructions on how to book a trip with us. We will then send you an invoice for deposit payment of 250 USD, which is non-refundable. Once we receive this payment we will send you a confirmation on your reservation of the trip.

Balance Payments:

The balance payment is to be made at least 45 days prior to departure, payable by bank account transfer. If the balance is not paid when due, Hi On Life Adventures reserves the right to regard the reservation as canceled.

Cancellations & Refunds:

In case you should cancel your reservation, the following cancellation charges apply:

Days prior to trip Start date                      Cancellation Fee

31-45 days                                                              50% of trip price
16-30 days                                                              75% of trip price
0-15 days                                                                 100% of trip price

Exceptions to these policies cannot be made for any reason. However, if you wish to transfer from one trip to another, we are happy to assist you at no extra charge, provided that it is done before 60 days prior to the trip start date. Thereafter, our cancellation policy applies. Hi On Life Adventures reserves the right to cancel a trip for any reason. In such an instance, we will refund all payments received, which will be regarded as full settlement.

 

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Quick Facts

Destination:
 Nepal
Trip Code:
 HS-MH
Trip Grade:
 C- Moderate
Duration:
 17 days
Trek Distance:
 85 Kms approx.
Starting Elevation:
 1750 m
Peak Elevation:
 3200 m
Accommodations:
 Oct till Dec
Best Season:
 Feb till April

Map

If you have extra days in Nepal, you can book an extension.

Available Extensions

Pokhara and Close up with Annapurna

Grade: A- Leisure

Duration: 7 days

Pokhara & Bandipur

Grade: A- Leisure

Duration: As per package

Chitwan Jungle Safari

Grade: A- Leisure

Duration: According to package

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