Mardi Himal Trekking Expedition
Mardi Himal trekking and Machhapuchhare (Fishtail) is off the beaten Eco-Tourism destinations in Nepal making it a dream destination for all Eco lovers.
Mardi Himal is a long ridge whose summit 5,588m (18,500 ft) forms the southwesterly slope of Mt. Machhapuchhare below its sheer south face. Mardi Himal trekking is a newly opened trekking route in the Annapurna region, so the trail remains unspoiled by the outer world influences.
Machhapuchare peak also known as Fish tail Mountain because of its twin peaks that mirrors the image of a fish tail. The mountain considered sacred, so no permits have been yet issued to climb this mountain. The trek provides outstanding mountain views, walk through the forests and villages that have not felt the impact of tourism. There is an essence of exploration on this trek.
Day 02: Full day guided sightseeing around the Kathmandu valley. (B)
Day 03: 7 hrs drive or 30 min fly to Pokhara (B)
Day 04: Trek to Muktinath (3800m) 5 hrs (B.L.D)
Day 05: Gyachok to Sano Khoban (1600m) 6 hrs tent camp (B.L.D)
Day 06: Sano Khoban trek to Pipa (3150m) 7 hrs tent camp (B.L.D)
Day 07: Rest day for Acclimatization tent camp (B.L.D)
Day 08: Pipa to Thulo Kharka (4120m) 6 hrs tent camp (B.L.D)
Day 09: Thulo Kharka to Base camp (4100m) 5 hrs tent camp (B.L.D)
Day 10: Base camp to Korchon (3680m) 5 hrs tent camp (B.L.D)
Day 11: Korchon to Riban (1780m) 6 hrs tent camp (B.L.D)
Day 12: Riban to Hyenja and drive to Pokhara (B.L)
Day 13: 7 hrs drive or 30 min fly to Kathmandu. (B)
Day 14: Final departure to the Airport for return home (B)
- Airport pickup and drop off by our private vehicle
- Kathmandu/Pokhara Hotel room on bed with Breakfast (B) basis
- All land transfer as per above itinerary
- Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) entry permits fee
- Trekkers Information Management System (T.I.M.S) permits fees.
- Accommodation and 3 meals a day while on the trek in lodge
- Fully escorted trek with English speaking license holder trekking Guide and porter
- All program according to itineraries on full board.
- Wages, equipment, insurance and other facilities to staffs
- Nepal entry visa fee
- Kathmandu/Pokhara Hotel Lunch and Dinner (L, D)
- Domestic Airfare from Kathmandu to Pokhara (One-way) per person US$ 92 only (If required)
- Items of personal nature ie. Soft/hard drinks, tips etc.
We have travelled many places around the world and prefer to use local companies. After some Internet searching I came across Skyline treks. They put together a great itinerary for us. We travelled for 5 weeks in Nepal including treking to Annapurna base camp, rafting the Seti river, Chitwan National Park, and most of the local attractions around Kathmandu, Pokhara, and everywhere in between. We had a fantastic experience.
We have travelled as a private group with local companies and with international travel companies before. I have to say I much prefer local companies and Skyline treks in no exception. What you gain by traveling with local groups is getting to know people including your guides, drivers, and many people along the way. There is a much greater interaction with local people that will enrich your trip. Having the same driver and guides, porters etc over many weeks allows good friendships to be formed and for a much more personal trip. Raj, the owner of the company took great care of us. When the going got tough on the abc trek with ice and snow, there was always a helping hand. We always had hot drinks shortly after arriving at the tea houses. Go and have a great adventure in Nepal with skyline treks if you haven't been or try them if you are returning. We would love to return in the future to see more of this charming country and friendly people.
Name: Hobart Family.