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Mardi Himal Trekking - 7 Days

Destination Nepal
Activity Annapurna Treks
Accomodation Selected hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara
Duration 7 Days
Region Annapurna Region
Start / End point Kathmandu/ Kathmandu
Goup size 2 - 35
MAX. ALTITUDE 4500m Mardi Himal Base Camp
MEALS INCLUDED Breakfast in pokhara and all meals during the trek
TRIP CODE dwt18
NATURE OF TREK Tea House Trekking
BEST SEASON Feb, Mar, Apri, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov
GRADE Moderate
ACTIVITY PER DAY Approx. 4-6 hrs walking

About the Trip

Mardi Himal Trekking, a newly explored trip in the Annapurna, is a great introductory to isolated and off- beaten trials for breathtaking scenery, traditional rural village, lush forests, rhododendrons in full bloom, diverse range of dramatic landscapes in the high alpine and complete wilderness with the backdrop of the soaring snow capped majestic mountains, Annapurna, Machhapuchre (Fishtail) and Hiunchuli.

Highlights

  • Spend a day Clean, Green and peaceful city of lake, Pokhara
  • Reach Mardi Himal base camp(4500m)
  • Relaxing Hot spring at Jhinu danda
  • Short and suited for any aged group
  • Trek to High camp (4600m)
  • First hand experience of rural village life at homestay in mountain lodges’
Benefits
  • Airport  arrival and departure transfer to/from Hotel by private transportation.
  • Provide pulse oximeter for blood oxygen saturation level monitor to high altitude. It is an important indicator to recognize early signs of impending altitude sickness and other potentially health risks.
  • Medical Kit.
  • Arrangement of sleeping bags and down jackets if you do not have your own.

Overview

Mardi Himal Trekking, a newly explored trip in the Annapurna, is a great introductory to isolated and off- beaten trials for breathtaking scenery, traditional rural village, lush forests, rhododendrons in full bloom, diverse range of dramatic landscapes in the high alpine and complete wilderness with the backdrop of the soaring snow capped majestic mountains, Annapurna, Machhapuchre (Fishtail) and Hiunchuli.

The newly explored trek route to hidden treasure in Annapurna area, Mardi Himal trekking through the remote off-beaten trial leads us to Mardi himal base camp standing at an elevation of 4500m for the spectacular mountains view of Annapurna south, Mount Machhapuchare and Mount Hiunchuli. This trek is considered as an alternative trek route for Annapurna circuit trekking as trek encompasses all of the elements of a classic Nepal trekking experience of villages, wildlife, panoramic mountain views and range of landscape from forest to high alpine.

Opened in 2012, Mardi Himal at the east of Annapurna under the impressive Machhapuchre is the lowest, the least climbed and visited peak in Nepal. Trekking around its base camp is a shorter trek making it a great for first timers and more experienced trekkers, as it takes around the least explored trail much away from the crowd of trekkers through south of Annapurna then towards Mardi Himal (5587m), a prominent peak lying directly under the inspiring summit of Machhapuchare and directly opposite the massive south face of Annapurna 1.

Around six hours of drive from Kathmandu takes us to pokhara, the naturally blessed city of Nepal. Then drive to trail head at Phedi, the starting point of our trek. The walk goes on through the forest until low camp with the best views of Machhapuchare.  During the spring season, routes are in its best with the blossom rhododendron forests offering a spectacular demonstration of pink and red. The landscape changes into a rugged high mountain landscape with views of Mardi Himal, Machapuchare, Annapurna south and Hiunchuli. We arrive at high camp which again offers stunning views overlooking entire Annapurna range.  Reaching at base camp of Mardi Himal rewards us with the views of overlooking Annapurna ranges- an excellent introduction to trekking in the Himalaya. Leaving High camp we descend to natural hot spring at Jhino Danda to have refreshed. We drive back to Pokhara where our trek package completes.

Trekkers visiting Mardi Himal trekking can experience Himalayan ranges, mountain landscapes, natural hot springs, mixed indigenous lifestyle, rhododendron forest, alpine meadows, an abundance of wildlife,  ancient caves, waterfalls, various species of flora and fauna- truly wilderness experience.

 

Its Notice to all our valuable clients who are joining Mardi Himal trek with us that our journey begins with 6-7 hour bus ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara (approx 200 km)which is included in package, however, if you want to take a domestic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara (20 mins approx) and aslo from Pokhara to Kathmandu, we can provide that with an additional flight cost which is not included in package. Discovery world Trekking would like to recommend all our Valuable clients that they should arrive Kathmandu a day earlier at afternoon before the day we departure and start our Mardi Himal Trek next day, To make sure that you’ll attend our Official Briefing as a important Pre-meeting. The Reason we do so is we want to make sure that you get proper mental guidance and necessary information just to have a recheck of equipment and goods for the journey so that if you have forgotten something than we'll provide you with that ASAP.

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Day to Day Itinerary

day 1
Drive to Pokhara (850M)- 6 /7hrs

After an early breakfast we go to Pokhara by a tourist bus (6-7 hours drive). On our way we can see the picturesque Trishuli and Marsyangdi rivers.Pokhara is a beautiful valley set on the banks of the Phewa Lake,also known for its panoramic views of Annapurna, Machapuchare in the north, Dhaulagiri in the west, Manaslu and Lamjung Himal in the east. Pokhara is a lakeside tourist's paradise with many facilities for travelers.

  • Accommodation at Hotel near Lakeside.
day 2
Drive to Phedi (1130m)-30 minutes and trek to Deurali (2100m)- 4 hrs

After the early breakfast, we will drive to Phedi. We will start trekking in less than an hour. From Phedi, the trial goes uphill through the small villages inhabited by Brahmin, Magar and Gurung communities. The trail climbs steeply for about an hour until cresting at Thula Karkha where you are greeted by first panoramic views of the Annapurna peaks. From Dhampus the trail follows through Rhododendron forest to our camping site in Pothana. Pothana is a small settlement in between the Pine trees offering the great view of Pokhara valley. The trails are very well-constructed in this area so it’s an easy half-hour hike to Pothana and the checkpoint for the Annapurna trekkers. We continue on broad stone trails to Deurali (2100m) where the views of Annapurna South loom before us.

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 3
Trek to forest camp (2600m)- 5 to 6 hrs

Leaving Pothana, trial becomes steep uphill climb for most of the day through thick forest of Rhododendron, birch, oak, maple, hemlock and daphnia to the forest camp- these are the high glaciers of one of the greatest Himalayan peaks - Annapurna South – looming in the distance. We may encounter to have occasional glimpses of some of the abundant wildlife; leopards, deer, monkeys and many species of birds all live in this dense jungle. When we finally emerge from the forest into a clearing that is Low Camp (3100m) the sacred Machepucherare with its distinctive fishtail-shaped peak rises before us, its lower flanks skirted by the Mardi Himal ridge that is now visible as a separate mountain apart from Fishtail.

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 4
Trek to high camp (3600m)- 4 to 5 hrs

Today is a short distance but the way up from Low Camp to High Camp is very steep rewarded with the most breathtaking views of Machhapuchhre (fishtail mountain), the Annapurna Range, the valley of Annapurna Base Camp and Mardi Himal. With gradual walk of the forest finally opens into a clearing where we see the face of Annapurna South rise high and wide – an astounding view. From here the trail breaks into a combination of scrub forest and open meadow. As we climb the ridge becomes narrower and soon we can clearly see the deep valleys on both sides. To our left we look straight down on the Modi Khola river valley and the villages leading up to the Annapurna Sanctuary; to our right we peer down on the Mardi Khola and Seti river valleys over 2000 meters (6500 ft.) below. On very clear days it’s even possible to see all the way back to the Pokhara Valley and Lake Phewa. The trail continues up the narrow ridge line to High Camp (3900m) where we stop for the evening at a mountain lodge.

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 5
Trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500m) and back to low camp (3050)-7 hrs

With early morning wake up, we will appreciate the most spectacular sunrise views of the mighty Himalayas. We will climb along the narrow Mardi Himal Base Camp ridge up, which stands at 5300 meters. From here the sun will be lighting up the full face of Annapurna South while Fishtail Mountain looms directly overhead. From here it’s a challenging descent back to High Camp for a mid-day meal before descending down to Low Camp where we’ll spend another evening. A challenging day walking along narrow, rocky trails, but all will be worth it for the awesome views of this majestic mountain environment. Mardi Himal is a sacred mountain for both Hindus and Buddhists. Today, be able to see Nepal’s national bird, the lophophorus, flying above you will be back to High for overnight stay.

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
day 6
Trek to Jhino Danda (1780m) - 7 hrs

We descend from Low Camp down a very steep trial through the forest. We pass a shepherds hut in a broad clearing after an hour’s hike where we can stop to rest our legs. The trial continues down steeply to the hillside village of Siding, about 500 meters above the river alley. Trek descends through the village of Landruk- an ethnic group of Gurung settlement and reach to Jhino danda. We spend our time to relax on natural hot spring.

day 7
Trek to Nayapul (1,050 m/3,445 ft) – 6-7 hrs, and drive to Pokhara (820 m/ 2,690 ft) - 1½ hrs

We have reached our final day on the trekking trails. Today we make a pleasant hike along the Modi River as we head down the beautiful valley. We gradually descend through fertile landscape to an ACAP checkpoint and cross the river to Nayapul. We then say goodbye to the trails and make a return drive through picturesque countryside to Pokhara.

  • Accommodation at hotel near the lake.
  • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch )

What is Included?

  • Both way transportation service between Kathmandu and Pokhara by Tourist bus.
  • Private transport from Pokhara’s bus station to Phedi, from Nayapul to Pokhara.
  • Two night’s accommodation in selected hotel in Pokhara with Breakfast.
  • Tea House/ Lodge accommodation including meals Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during trek.
  • Government License holder Discovery World Trekking experienced and qualified trek leader (guide), assistant trekking guide, (12 or Above trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and porter to help trekkers luggage (2 trekkers: 1porter).
  • Coverage of guides and porters meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation and other necessary equipment.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) Fee.
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee.
  • Catering extra dietary requirements.
  • All Government and Local Taxes.
  • Assistance in arranging rescue operation in case of complicated health condition (funded by travel insurance)
  • Discovery World Trekking’s appreciation of certificate after the successful trek
  • Farewell dinner.

What is Excluded?

  • International Flight.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Pokhara.
  • Extra night accommodation in Pokhara due to early arrival, late departure, early return from trekking (because of any reason) prior to the plan scheduled itinerary.
  • Personal expense such as shopping, snacks, bar bills, bottle or boiled water, shower, Wi-Fi, laundry, telephone call, bettery re-charge fee extra porters etc.
  • Personal clothing and gear.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Tips for guide and porters (Recommended by the Culture)
  • Additional costs or delays caused by management out of control like landscape, bad weather condition, in case of itinerary modification with a view to safety concern, illness, change of government policy, political instability raises strike, moment etc.

Route Map

route map

Equipment Checklist

Equipment list for Mardi Himal trekking

Depending on the season you wish to go trekking you may have to make adjustments to clothing and equipments however these are the necessities list we prepared keeping keeping your comfort and utility in mind. We never recommend our clients to bring over equipments which are not necessary for the trek

Head
  • Sun hat or scarf

  • Winter hat or insulating hat or a wide-brimmed hat

  • Headlight with extra batteries

Face
  • Sunscreen

  • Sunglasses with UV protection

  • Face/body wipes

Hands
  • Lightweight gloves

  • Heavyweight winter gloves

Body
  • Hiking shirts

  • Long sleeved shirt made of synthetic fibre

  • Hooded rain jacket

  • Fleece jacket

  • Lightweight cotton pants

  • T-Shirt (bring lightweight wool)

  • Polypropylene underwear

  • Down jacket (available for rent in Kathmandu)

  • Sweater

  • Waterproof jacket and pants

Footwear
  • Hiking Boots that been worn in

  • Thick wool socks (Take an extra pair of thick light socks)

Essential gear
  • Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not)

  • Thermal bottle

  • Water purification

  • Trekking pole

  • Sleeping bag (-15 degree bag is best in the high altitude trekking)

  • Toiletries (toilet papers, toothpaste, toothbrush)
Toiletries
  •  Medium size drying towel
  •  Tooth brush
  •  Toothpaste
  •  Deodorant/ floss
  •  Bio degradable bar soap
  •  Nail clippers
  • Small mirror
Personal accessories
  • Money

  • Watch

  • Cell phone

  • Camera

Extra items
  • First aid kit

  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport

  • Notebook and pen

  • Binoculars

Trip Information

Getting There

You will arrive to Nepal, Kathmandu in Tribhuwan International Airport as that is the only international airport. An overnight stay in a hotel in Kathmandu is required upon the arrival.From Kathmandu we head to on a Pokhara where we get a bus to Nayapul,the starting point of our trek.You can choose to go to Pokhara either via 25 minute domestic flight (cost not included in package) or a 6 hours drive via tourist bus that departs early in the morning everyday. Pokhara is the gateway to Mardi Himal trek Taking the bus will require you to stay overnight at a hotel in pokhara to start trekking next morning

Free transfer

Discovery World Trekking offers free airport arrival and departure transfer on any flight for Mardi Himal trekking.. Upon arrival you'll be warmly welcomes by our Discovery world trekking crew with a traditional offering of Khata or marigolds garland (symbolizing purity, goodwill, auspiciousness and compassion), then directly transfer you to your hotel. To make use of this service please submit full flight details of arrival and departure in advance by mail.

Accommodation

Mardi Himal Trek package starts and ends at Nayapul, it requires two nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu (Upon arriving night and after completion of the trek) the cost of which is not included in the package.Accommodation during the trek are at teahouses which are essentially hotels but with a more homely feel.They are run by the locals and provide all the basic facilities including hot shower at a small extra charge.The rooms are simple but comfortable usually with two beds with mattress blanket and pillows.some will have en suit bathroom but most have shared bathroom with squat toilet .you will get a chance to experience the renowned nepalese hospitality as well as interact with them Discovery World Trekking have good public relation with local service providers; the company makes sure prior arrangement for the accommodation. At pokhara the accommodation is more luxurious. we stay at hotels with single room and attached bathrooms, TV, 24 hours hot water, power and laundry facility 7 days Mardi Himal Trek Package starts and ends at Nayapul, although, two nights accommodation in Kathmandu is required once before and after the trek ,not included in the the package as there are plenty of hotels in kathmandu that you can select according to your requirements

Meals

All meals during the trip are included in the package . the menu is a blend of traditional local , Asian and continental cuisines the foods will be all home cooked,fresh, hygienic, tasty and nutritious . We select only the best dishes available at the teahouse or lodge.We highly recommend liquids green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea and garlic soup(must) etc for health benefits at high altitudes. we provide breakfast during the 2 overnight stays at pokhara to make it convenient for getting ready for departure .for other meals you are free to choose from the various diners available all over Pokhara Meals in Kathmandu are not included in the packages as there are variety of Nepalese and international cuisine readily available for you to choose according to your taste.

Best Season

Although trekking is possible throughout the year each season has different advantages and attractions and advantages offer for trekking in Mardi Himal. The temperature in the mountains also depends according to the altitude range – higher the altitude, lower the temperature.

March-May

Trekking season begins after March. By April, the trek route throughout the Himalayas will be rewarding with different full blossom rhododendron of red, pink and white even at an elevations of over 3,000 metres. Temperature starts rising from mid March up to mid May.Weather is cool at this time. Sky is very clear and you can enjoy the clearest views of mountains.

June-August

It usually rains during this season. Monsoon generally begins around the end June and continues up to the second week of August. The temperature during the days usually ranges from 10°C to 23? and gets relatively colder at night ( 5°C to 10?) mornings are usually clear with clouds building up during the afternoon and disappearing again at night. Though the rain may cause some problems .Various plants bloom during this season , the valleys will be green and totally different view than during other seasons.

September-October

This is a favourite among tourists with the most favorable weather and perfect climate condition. The sun shines bright the skies are clear you get a superb view of mountains and the temperature is perfect for daytime trek. you can enjoy spectacular starry skies since the sky is clear at night. The monsoons will be over by early September and the weather ranges from mild to warm days. Daytime temperatures can reach upto 20c in high altitudes,the nights are colder with temperatures may go down around 5c.the greens that grew during monsoon fade to golden/amber proving a spectacular contrast against the crystal blue skies,grains are ripen in the enclave. The environment is clean and lowlands are lush. The biggest festivals of Nepal like Dashain, Tihar also fall during this season's.

November

November is a busy season, the clearest month, with crisp and sparkling sky.The daytime temperatures at this month is usually the most stable,from mild to cool conditions ,the humidity is aso pretty dry with very cold nights

December-February

The coldest time is from December through early February, after late February,climate gradually gets warmer Temperatures get extremely cold dropping to -5 degree C at high altitudes. daytime is pleasantly and relatively warm with sunshine. Despite being cold the skies are usually very clear, mountain views are at their best.with snowy caps the it might snow and the ground will be snow the trails are the least busy at this time.it may not be the best season for beginners but experienced trekkers will have no problem. Please Note: Weather in the Himalaya can be unpredictable and change quickly; temperature can vary vastly from day to night.

Acclimatization

Our 7 days Mardi Himal trekking package provides 2 days at over 3500m for acclimatization, where there is significant risk of being affected by altitude sickness also called acute mountain sickness. Altitude sickness is preventable but can be fatal if the symptoms are ignored .our trip itinerary is designed for slow and steady ascending so the body can adapt to the new altitude All Our trekking leader and guide have extensive first aid training and well -experienced in the Himalaya we urge to inform your group leader and guide at first signs of the symptoms, we guarantee your health will be at reliable hands. Your trek leader or guide will suggests precautions. The best way is to take your time and drink plenty of water at least 4 liters a day. If it is severe the only cure for altitude sickness is to descend immediately. Please note that your group leader has ultimate responsibility to decide or stop your ascent based on your overall condition. It is essential to keep in mind that some are more vulnerable than other.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

7 days Mardi Himal trekking is an moderate grade trek in Annapurna region. The hiking is generally 5 to 6 hrs a day, taking regular breaks to capture the stunning mountain views. Trek routes on Mardi Himal are fairly ascent, descent and straightforward following a well-established trials but this is high mountain journey have to walk along the remote trials in the Himalaya.Trekkers who are able to hike 5 to 6 hours a day at a reasonable pace with a light day pack can take part in our 9 day Mardi Himal trekking.some days require longer waking hours. So you must be reasonably fit and prepared for long days. Trekking in higher altitude is physically demanding than trekking in the lower altitudes.To join our 7 days Mardi Himal trekking, all participants should be in good health condition with normal physical fitness and have positive attitude, self confidence, and strong determination. It is very important to make sure you are as healthy as possible before starting trek. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung and blood disease should inform us before booking the trek.

Trekking group /single

The group will be minimum 2 to maximum up to any number on trek. The group of twelve and above will be accompanied by a leader, who will be supported by an assistant guide and porters. We also organize single private trek in Ghorepani with your own holiday timeframe and this will be led by one of our highly competent and well experienced guides.

A typical day in Trek

A day on trekking will be rewarding with unique experience providing to trek leisurely with plenty of time to enjoy scenery, take photos and explore the local village. During the trek you are accompanied by experienced, friendly and qualified expert guide along with porters to carry out your baggage. You need to take your small regular day pack on hiking days.The day starts with an early morning cup of tea. Each morning after packing our bags and having a wholesome breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk ar around 7 am -8am,depending on the duration and nature of the day’s walk. after trekking 3 to 4 hours, lunch will be served around midday on the route to the next destination and we continue after an hour rest.. The afternoon walk is generally shorter being only 2 to 3 hours when we read our overnight lodge we snack on the pre prepared extra dietary snacks ,then after dinner, we will have free time to explore nearby places. Dinner is provided around 6 to 7 pm. In the evening before going to bed, we discuss each group member hiking experience of that day. And the guide will brief the next day trip plan. After completing of trip briefing we enjoy fun and games and entertainment.trekkers love learning Nepalese language from our Discovery World Trekking crews, playing card, talking to and chatting with the crew members, reliving the day adventure or reading books before heading off to the bed for well-deserved sleep.

Communication on trek

There is mobile phone coverage on the most of the routes, But this service may not be reliable, depending on which network you use. Upon your request, we can provide you with separate local SIM card with good access for talking to family and surrounding friends through your cell phone.although Some days at high altitude, there is no mobile network facility.

Electricity and battery recharge, water on trekking

Almost all tea houses on the trail route to Mardi Himal have electricity. You can charge your devices for a small amount of extra charge.we recommend you also bring your own solar powered charger.For drinking water, it's best to take water purification pills and use it on filling local boiled water instead of packed mineral water. Boiling water on local lodges may take extra charge.

Extra personal expenses on trekking

Discovery World Trekking tries to provide all extra expenses excluded from the package.Meals and accommodations in Kathmandu will have to be arranged by self. All meals, transfer and accommodation required for Mardi Himal trekking are included except lunch and dinner in Pokhara Trekkers will have to bring personal spending money with them to cover costs of accommodations in Kathmandu, visa process, travel insurance policy purchase, beverages, snacks for the trek, tips to the trekking crew members,souvenirs etc. We recommend to bring cash (dollars) which can be changed to rupees here..r bringing a cash card you can use to withdraw from an ATM (bear in mind your bank may charge for this service).

Travel insurance

We do not cover insurance but it is required for this Mardi Himal trek. make sure that you do get insured . Although we ensure the trails are safe and the facilities are of good standard. the mountains are a very unpredictable place and small sickness can easily turn fatal. Make sure your insurance company accepts the cost incurred for mountain rescue service even at the highest elevation of the trek.Travel insurance a part of booking requirement for an adventure trek in Nepal. All clients taking part in Mardi Himal trekking must provide a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy certificate to Discovery World Trekking.The policy must cover medical and emergency repatriation with inclusive of helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses for trekkers at high altitude. In case of emergency circumstances of our valued client will send your travel documentation to the insurance company based information provided by you in order to arrange rescue and hospital treatment. You can contact us for recommendations but we personally do not sell any insurance policy

Passport and visa

All foreigners except Indian nationals must have a valid visa to enter into Nepal. Visa is available on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport upon entry in Kathmandu, Nepal and at nepal borders of India and Tibet. Visa can be easily extended at the central immigration office.

www.immigration.gov.np ; Visa application requires a passport with at least 6 months until expiration and one passport-size photo. The current cost of visa for 30 days is US$40(to be paid in cash) for 30 days that is required to make in cash. Other currencies are also accepted although rates may differ. Other nationalities should check entry requirements. visitors are requested to specify return flight tickets, time intended stay in Nepal. we recommended you schedule at least 1-2 day extra at the end of the trip just incase there is a delay. If no delay occurs we can arrange additional activity for your time in Nepal To help calculate the exact dates of these crossings we have found the website www.timeanddate.com to be very useful. The children under the age of 10 will get free visa.Please be advised to check the current regulation. Visa regulation can change without prior notice. Citizens of china as well as citizens of south Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) get free visa. countries not entitled to get a visa upon arrival are Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe,Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan If you are a citizen of one of these countries, please contact your local Nepalese embassy.

Money exchange

You can exchange most foreign currencies Through the banks and through the money exchanges. money exchangers are also legitimate. You might be able to also exchange small amounts of cash at the hotel you are staying. Money exchange facilities are available in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Money changers or Money exchangers in Kathmandu are found all over Thamel . The going rate is normally displayed in the front of the stores on a board. The official currency of Nepal is the Nepali Rupee (NPRs). Its symbol is often displayed as Rs.The government of Nepal has banned the import, export and use of 500 and 1000 Indian Rupees in Nepal. You should ensure you are not carrying these notes on arrival in Nepal as they will be confiscated and you may be fined. Despite having the security advantage of traveler’s cheque, many hassles problems like a lengthy process and high rate of commission may take place during the processing at banks. You can withdraw cash (in Rupees only) from one of many ATMs in Kathmandu and Pokhara (if you card is linked to the International Cirrus System), or by exchanging your travel cash at a bank in Kathmandu, the service fee charge will impose on around four percent or more depending up on the bank. There is a day transaction limit on cash withdrawing if you use the bank. Please note that most establishment banks in Asia will not accept foreign currency notes that are old,torn or faded and they can be very difficult to exchange or extra fees added when exchanging at banks. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes.Please refer to www.xe.com/  for up to date rates

Luggage

The weight limit for your luggage ,Porters will be assigned to carry your luggage .Two people will be assigned one porter , combined luggage should not exceed more than 18 kgs. We never overload our porters. but a should carry your own knapsack or backpack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. Only carry what the essentials,You can leave any excess baggage either at your hotel or at Discovery World Trekking store for free.

Responsible Travel

"Take nothing but pictures.
Leave nothing but footprints.
Kill nothing but time."
We have a very strong commitment to environmental sustainability for protecting our fragile ecosystems,.Without a doubt, tourism has brought many positive impact in terms of wealth generation, employment opportunities, infrastructure, healthcare and education etc. But with an increase of tourists’ negative impact has also become noticeable on the community and the environment. Please make sure you think about the environment and not carelessly litter. Furthermore, Discovery World Trekking works together with Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) and organizes eco friendly trips about most environmentally sensitive and culturally rewarding that meet the expectation of both travelers and communities.

Discovery World Trekking Crews

During the Mardi Himal Trekking, you will be accompanied by our local best trained and well experienced guides / sherpas to make your journey even more comfortable and memorable.All guides are well trained licensed with prior experience they have spent years rekking / climbing the peak all over the world. Porters will also be assigned to carry your luggage .Two people will be assigned one porter , combined luggage should not exceed more than 18 kgs.We never overload our porters. A proportion of one porter for two members and one assistant guide with 8 members. If required we can also have one porter per person. Our crew members are the local people of high Himalaya remote areas and their physical endurance and heredity nature can live easily and comfortably at high altitude without being affected. All our staff are very valuable to us , they are well paid and we take care of their insurance ,clothing, food and lodging throughout the expedition. All our Guides and Porters receive Medical care when ill or injured. We always make sure that they are happy as we believe that only happy people can make others happy The local expert trek leader to guide you is specialized under the following subject. We provide basic accommodation for our guides and porters or tent with sleeping gear we also provided them food and warm drinks.

  • Intensive wilderness first Aid
  • Authorized certificate of Trekking Guide Training
  • Fluency speaking English and other major Languages
  • Conservation and biodiversity
  • Rock climbing
Tipping

Tipping does not form any part of wages for your Guides, porters and crew although they are very much appreciated. In Nepalese culture, tip is the accepted and a lovely way of saying thank you (“Dhanyabad”) for good service. Normally the tips are offered at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. Most groups will give the trips in farewell dinner on the last evening or last day of the trek, to mark the end of the trip. The amount of the trip is entirely personal preference that may be more or less depending upon your perception of service quality, length of trip, budget and appreciation of their work. It is important to Discovery World Trekking crews who take care of and play an important role in your trekking Experience,who provide excellent service and offer enriching trip thats a once in a lifetime experience. We ensure that all of our crews including guides and porters are paid well and treated fairly with respect.

Booking and payment process

Discovery world trekking is a government authorized, registered, licensed and bonded as trekking and touring operator in Nepal. The company registered number is 87657/068/069. We are member of Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Therefore, book Discovery World Trekking trip with confidence as we are reliable.10 percent of payment in advance and other necessary documentations like passport copy, passport size photos, travel insurance policy, arrival and departure flight detailed can be made later but must not exceed within two weeks’ period from booking date. Payment is to be made by bank transfer ,western union and online payment directly from our website.. Remaining trip cost can be paid whether in cash or by bank transfer and credit card when your arrival in Nepal. Furthermore, we put forward necessary modes of payment details as per your convenient by mail.

Last minute booking

It is best to book in advance but for those who aren't able to for whatever reason Discovery World Trekking has a special provision for last minute booking.In the case of last minute booking with 100% percent trip payment within 24 hours is accepted. We do our best to operate a trek at any time but in case of last minute booking we can not be / responsible for delay due to changes beyond our control such as the weather, availability of lodging .contact us for more information at 977- 9851054143 / 9840055491 (Paul) or email us.

Trip Extensions

After completion of Mardi Himal trekking,If you have extra days in nepal we can arrange tours of Kathmandu valley ,sightseeing, trip to Nagarkot the perfect getaway Chitwan jungle safari, paragliding, rafting, canyoning, another trek and much more!

Feedback

After complete of Mardi Himal trekking, there will be farewell dinner hosted by Discovery World Trekking,we will and provide company t-shirt, digital printed certificate of trek achievement along with key ring. We expect nothing in return but suggestions (positive or negative) about our services and team performance. As a service provider, we will make amendments based on your feedback on our overall performance. Your feedback helps us to execute future plans by improving weaknesses as well as continuing strength aspects. We encourage you to share your real feeling and experience through the popular social networking sites and on trip advisor.

USEFUL INFO

The Mardi Himal Trek includes fixed departure dates from Kathmandu and Pokhara and can be tailored to accommodate your specific requests and schedule. Please review our designated departure dates for this trek .If our designated departure dates do not suit your schedule please contact us and we will arrange it according to your timeframe. Please note that the Itinerary listed above may be modified in the events of changes beyond our control such as the weather, availability of lodging . new itinerary will be made based on the best interest of the whole group.we will do our best to make sure the new itinerary suits the everyone and will will not affect the trip experience


We look forward to guiding you to the famous viewpoint of Poon Hill and the Mardi Himal, through some of the most dazzling landscape on the planet with unforgettable Himalayan panoramas along the way!

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Trip Reviews

“Everest Base Camp Trek”
Jay R
5 - Excellent
07/02/2014

I came for the Everest Base Camp Trek, but learned so much more about Nepal and it's delightful people. Yes, every bend in the trail brought new and more brilliant vistas, but the time spent the Nepal people was a superb added benefit

Unforgettable trip in the Himalaya ”
Yuko
5 - Excellent
05/10/2016

I had a great week in mountains with Discovery World Trekking! They are super helpful and supportive to make my trip the best experience. My guide was very kind and professional and he was a great company for my solo trip. And of course, the scenery through the trekking was fabulous. I highly recommend everyone who wants to trek Himalaya mountains with them!

Unforgettable trip in the Himalaya ”
Yuko
5 - Excellent
05/10/2016

I had a great week in mountains with Discovery World Trekking! They are super helpful and supportive to make my trip the best experience. My guide was very kind and professional and he was a great company for my solo trip. And of course, the scenery through the trekking was fabulous. I highly recommend everyone who wants to trek Himalaya mountains with them!

“Everest Base Camp Trek”
Jay R
5 - Excellent
07/02/2014

I came for the Everest Base Camp Trek, but learned so much more about Nepal and it's delightful people. Yes, every bend in the trail brought new and more brilliant vistas, but the time spent the Nepal people was a superb added benefit

FAQ’s

Trip Grading

Unquestionably Nepal is renowned as best destinations for novice and adventures lovers. Thus, various popular destinations in the world are situated in Nepal available for trekking in the Himalayan for the trekkers all across the world. Trekking in Nepal can easily be achieved by the all levels of trekkers who have strong desire and determination. We are familiar with the fact that trekking demands different level of physical fitness, efforts and even acclimatization or rest day based on the level of trekking nature. We ensure that our trip grading would be a great idea or method for our valued guests while choosing an appropriate trek package that is suited perfectly to your capabilities and present health condition. It is advised that people who are suffering from the diseases like cardiac or respiratory problem have to consult with doctor before deciding to do trek in Nepal. However, in the context of Nepal trekking, it is difficult task to determine the trip grade preciously due to trek has not made different from one place to another only the elevation of place that has significant role in its trip grading but also the other contributory factors needs to be concerned well. The given below contributory factors need to be considered in determination of trek grading.

  • Average elevation (height) of the trek.
  • Trekking routes features or conditions
  • Total duration of trek and average walking per day in trek.
  • Backpacking level.
  • Temperature range based on climate and weather conditions
  • Acclimatization or rest day.
  • General level of comfort, remoteness as well as level of service.

Grade: Easy

This grade trekking consists of elevation below 3000m. This type of trekking involves short duration at lower altitude along with several ways of ascent and descent trials. Previous experience does not require at this level of trekking. Thus, any age group can adjoin who is in good health, physical fit and can walk at least 4 to 5 hrs per day in the plain place. Discovery World Trekking has designed easy grade trek in which you can assign Nagarkot Trek, Ghorepani trek , Sarankot trek and Langtang trek .

Grade: Moderate

This moderate level of trekking covers at an altitude between above 2000m to 3500m below. No previous hiking experience is required however trekking demands well fitness of physical conditions and duration of days involve both shorter and longer to complete overall trek. Trekkers need walking at least 5 to 6 hrs capabilities with longer ascent and descent trails through the involvement of some rough routes conditions. Discovery World Trekking has typical holiday package at moderate grade trek are Annapurna base camp trek, Muktinath trek and Ganesh himal trek (Ruby valley trek), Langtang trek, Tamang heritage trek etc.

Grade: Difficult

This level of trekking involves an altitude of above 3000m to 4500m below. Trekkers need to walk for 6-7 hrs daily at cross steep hilly terrain, rough round, some backpacking and high passes on some routes with daily ascent and descent. Trekking in the remote environment might be possibility of facing altitude problem in the higher elevation. Physical fitness is essential along with hill walking experience to enjoy trekking. Everest Base camp trek, Gokyo via Everest base camp trek, Gosainkunda trek, Helambu trek etc.

Grade: Strenuous

In this type of trekking at least 6-7 hrs per day walking require at high altitude with daily ascent and descent. The altitude of strenuous grade trek ranges between 4600m to 5600m. Altitude sickness problem is likely to happen at any time therefore high level of both mentally and physically fitness as well as stamina is considered to enjoy in such type of trip. Acclimatization or rest day is essential to adjust with low level of oxygen environment. Previous trekking experience is added as an asset that trek passes through the remote, wild environment with extreme weather condition and snow covered route. Discovery World Trekking has prepared typically one of the best trekking holiday packages including Everest via Kalapathar, Annapurna Circuit, Manaslu trek, Makalu trek, Kanchanjunga trek etc.

Grade:  challenging

Altitude remains around 6000m at this level of trekking. Trek might be longer enough in the remote pace and highly mountains. This challenging grade trek is limited which demands an excellent level of personal experience, physically fitness and stamina as walking day is supposed to be 7 to 8 hrs with ascent and descent. Trek involves the pass crossing the snow covered glaciers, ice and need to climb up to small peak. Trekkers therefore require basic climbing skills. This type of trekking ultimately joins with peak climbing. Discovery World Trekking challenging grade trek are Everest base camp trek via Island peak, Everest base camp trek via Mera peak etc.

What Exactly is Trekking

Trekking is an adventurous way of traveling through the hills and mountains and in Nepal, trekking often includes world-famous views of the Himalaya and scenic surroundings. Trekking is a favorite activity for tourists to Nepal and is a great way to get to know the land and its residents. It involves getting up close and personal with nature while hiking for multiple days through hills and valleys to areas that are often far away from vehicle travel.

As an adventure activity, trekking is mostly done for entertainment, excitement, cultural interaction and education – getting to know a country and its people, culture, landscape and scenery among other highlights. For mountain climbing expeditions, trekking is often the first part of the journey where the mountaineers get used to the increasing altitude as well as the climate and landscape. Nepal’s renowned trekking regions include the Everest region, Annapurna and Langtang with many more areas that have been developed and that are up and coming including the whole rest of the hills up to the Himalaya!

Routes take trekkers travel through picturesque farmland and villages, remote hills, forests and valleys with Himalayan fed streams and rivers. Visitors can take in some of the most beautiful scenery on earth while trekking in Nepal. Facilities along trekking trails are usually more basic than facilities in urban areas and overnight accommodation is in lodges, teahouses and tents and sometimes a combination depending on location and availability of facilities. Now a days, accommodation and meals can be arranged along most trails at lodges and teahouses, especially on the popular routes. In the not so distant past, travelers and porters traveled together with sufficient tents, food and equipment because of a lack of facilities and accommodation, especially in the more remote, uninhabited areas. Our teahouse treks are organized with accommodation and meals along entire routes.

The government regulates most of the areas where trekking is done and permits are required for entering Nepal’s extensive range of national parks and conservation areas. Discovery World Trekking takes care of everything, including arranging permits, allowing you to savor every moment on the enchanting trails!

Discovery World Trekking offers the whole range of trekking packages for Nepal. We look forward to sharing with you the magnificence of the Himalaya and its world famous attractions along with the legendary kindness of the people that populate the hills and mountainous regions.

Rural life in Nepal follows a natural pace depending on season and weather. While trekking, you can travel at your own pace along the scenic trails that link each day’s way points. Many of the trekking routes are in fact ancient trade routes that link Tibet, Nepal and India! The trails often pass through groves of rhododendron, Nepal’s national flower and grazing areas for cows, sheep, water buffalo and even yaks! The mountain panoramas will be unforgettable as well the scenic villages along the way graced with Hindu temples and Buddhist monasteries. These settlements will allow trekkers an insight into the traditional ways of life cultural heritage of Nepal along with the wide range of biodiversity of the landscape.

An average day of trekking involves around five to six hours hiking including breaks for meals and as needed. The average distance covered can be a bit relative given the terrain and altitude but figure on about 10 to 15 kilometers. Along the way you will have many chances for photography and perhaps other personal interests such as bird watching and discovering the local flora.
Discovery World Trekking has many options from newly promoted trails to the classic routes and we look forward to hearing from you and satisfying your desired trekking styles and destinations.

Trekking with Children and Family

You do not need to leave children at home to enjoy a trek in Nepal! A tour with children along will definitively be a different experience from a tour without children. That said, trekking with your children can be just as enjoyable and even more culturally rewarding. Discovery World Trekking has much experience with children on our treks and we have safety and well-being as the highest priority.  We have found that children really open up social situations as they have fewer reservations to interact and they enable easy, meaningful connections with the local people and thoughtful cultural exchange.

We would be honored to cater to your needs to enable bring your family to trek along the enchanting trails of Nepal. With children aboard we pay particular attention to food, lodging, trail activities, and other day-to-day aspects of trekking that are suitable for all. Flexibility in the itinerary is particularly important when traveling with children to cover contingencies and hiking rate. The pace of a trek is usually slower than the pace of adults, but that time can be used with other activities including photography, bird-watching, and many other things along the way. Like nearly everything in life as a parent, there will be new challenges with new insights, and many stories to tell to family and friends back home.

Discovery World Trekking looks forward to organizing a family trek for you!

Needed Essential Documents

We request the following in order to arrange permits and documents:

  • A copy of your passport and travel/health insurance documents with contact details, three passport size photos.
  • Please have a notepad and pen handy in order to note information regarding the upcoming trek/tour.


Additionally, we recommend that you maintain a separate photocopy of all important documents including traveler’s cheques and bank/ATM card contact numbers, international flight tickets, emergency contact numbers.

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