Mardi himal base camp

The Mardi Himal Trek is a newly opened route and hidden treasure in the Annapurna region. This trek is best destination to avoid the crowd. Mardi Himal trek offer imaging view of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchre and Manaslu ranges. Mardi Himal base camp, Jhinu Hot Spring and Ghandruk village is the major attraction of this trek.

 

The trail is good, first slowly up, then a bit steeper to Australian Camp (2060m – About two hour), then after that slightly downhill to Pothana (1950m) then up again to Deurali (2100m). There is a right turn in Deurali sign posted “Forest Camp” the trail is through jungle, at first up then undulating on the top of a ridge, there is a section just over half way where the trail drops steeply and then slowly gains height and then back onto the ridge and into Forest Camp (2600m). The trail is initially quite steep leaving Forest Camp but soon gets less steep as you again get upon the ridge. The trail leaves Low Camp again in jungle, but the trees soon start to get smaller and after about one hours trekking broke out of the jungle and onto the open ridge with spectacular views of Machhapuchhre ahead and Annapurna South to my left. It is possible to continue trekking along the ridge for another 4 to 5 hours to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500m) and return to High Camp in around 4 hours – This makes a long day but there is also a viewpoint about half way, the imaging view can be from here. After that, we return all the way down to Landruk. When we arrive to Landruk, we trek to Ghandruk. After this, you will end your trek at Nayapul.

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With a morning weak up guide will pick you up and transfer to the tourist bus station and drive ( approximately ) seven hours with breaks) through the beautiful river view and  Nepalese countryside to reach the Pokhara Lakeside and transfer to the hotel and rest of the time explore the surrounding lakeside areas. O/N at hotel in Pokhara
After breakfast you will drive to Kande, the trek initiation point. The route from Kande begins s easy with steeps steps for approx. half an hour, trails is easy all the way to Australian camp (takes approx. for 2 hours ).You will have breath taking view of villages. Australian camp has plenty of beautiful lodges and the view of Annapurna south, Himchuli, Fishtail, Manaslu etc are awesome. After Lunch here and continue walk will take you to Pothana and the ACAP/TIMS check point, then up to Deurali. Deurali has only two lodges but they are nice and clean. This will take you about 2-3 hours walk from Australian camp. O/N at Lodge in Deurali (EP)
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There is a right turn in Deurali signposted “Forest Camp” the trail is mostly inside the green forests of oak, maple, hemlock and rhododendron, at first up then undulating on the top of a ridge, there is a section just over half way where the trail drops steeply and then slowly gains height and then back onto the ridge and into Forest camp. The section includes some ups and downs and takes about 5 – 6 hours to reach Forest Camp, a small village with few guest houses. Forest camp is known as Kokar among local people. O/N at Lodge in Forest Camp (EP).
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After breakfast, you will trek through the dense forest. Vegetation changes gradually at the higher elevation and you will find forest of Rhododendron trees. This is another pleasant day, walk in the pristine forest enjoying the nature. The trail is steep in the beginning and later becomes easier. We will have some random views of snowy Himalayan peaks. The views of Machhapuchhre peak are superb from Low Camp. This is very humble village with only couple of lodges will be providing us basic meals and accommodation. O/N at Lodge in Low Camp (EP).
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You have another pleasant walking day with stunning close-up views of Himalayas in front of you. As you climb higher the trail becomes wider and open as there is no forest anymore. The trail continues through high grasslands with occasional Rhododendron trees. There is an ample chance of spotting the beautiful bird called Himalayan Monal; also known as the Impedance Monal, Impeyan pheasant and Danphe.  This is a colorful Himalayan bird represented and it is the national bird of Nepal. Finally, you will arrive to High Camp to spend a night here. O/N at Lodge in High Camp (AP).
We will wake up early in the morning before the sun rises. The plan is to watch sunrise over the Himalayas. We will then return back to lodge where we will be served with our breakfast. We have time to rest before we start hiking up to the upper view point for magnificent close-up view of Himalayan Peaks. The trail heading to Upper View Point is well marked through the grassland involves few steep sections. In overall this is moderate walk, not too easy and not too challenging. In summer season this area is full of yaks and sheep along with several yak herders’ huts. There are few narrow and steep trails required full attention and to watch each others for precaution. O/N at Lodge in High Camp (AP).
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Today you will trek down to Forest Camp, stop for tea at Low Camp and continue trek down to Forest Camp. O/N at Lodge in Forest Camp (EP)
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Continue to trek down to Landurk. Today will be a shourt day. You will have your lunch at Landruk. At landruk you can have hot water shower and hotel also has the facility of mobile charge and wifi. O/N at Lodge in Landruk (EP)
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After an early morning breakfast at the lodge, you will trek slowly down hill to Landruk from where the trail descends all the way to Modi Khola (River). After crossing Modi Khola stream on a suspension bridge with a view of wild honey bee hives on the rocky cliff, from here the trail leads all the way up to a Ghandruk. Ghandruk is a big Gurung Settlement, this rich and well developed village is belong to ethnic community of Thakali and Gurung community.  There is a local museum and Buddhist Monasteries for you to visit. O/N at Lodge in Ghandruk.
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Today you have chance to see Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), and Himchuli etc. You will hike from Ghandruk to Nayapul. It is about 4 hours walk to reach Nayapul from there you will drive to Pokhara. This will take about 1.5 hrs. O/ N at hotel in Pokhara (EP)
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After breakfast, your Guide will pick you up, and then drive to Kathmandu.
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Priya ShyamsundarProgram Director South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics

“Thank you very much for organizing the Poon Hill Trek for us.  It was an absolutely fabulous trek for us and our German friends.  Climbing 4000 steps to Ulleri was a bit tough for the kids (and us), but we all made it.  The help we got during the trip made all the difference –   our guide and wonderful porters helped with the children and we didn’t have to worry about any of the trek related details; everything worked as it was meant to.  The kids still talk about Subash.  We enjoyed every moment of it – the walking, the company, the tea house lunches, the clean beds and good meals at night, and the fabulous Himalayas.”

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David Wells, United Kingdom

“The service provided by Basanta Adventures was excellent from the time we were met at the airport and taken to the Hyatt where Basanta Adventures came to our hotel with a detailed itinerary including 2 days sight seeing and then a 6 night trip from Lakpa to Nanche Bazaar with Gelzing acting as the Sherpa guide and 2 porters for a group of 3. We stayed at comfort lodges and the trip was excellent in terms of organisation and the trek itself to the base of Everest.

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Edwige and Martine, Solveil Vert, France

“We like to share our experience with Basanta Adventure in Tibet. First we met Basanta during the heavy monsoon of August 2002. We did not have one drop of rain during our 10 days in lower Mustang and the organisation was great even if prepared only one day before! This encouraged us to choose Basanta Adventure for our trip to Tibet. Here the organisation was even greater than expected. Things are not really smooth in Tibet due to the control of the Chinese, particularly at the time of the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Tibet, and also due to bad weather conditions in this huge Himalayan region. We really appreciated our driver Denpa. Without his experienced driving all people in our car would have left their life in the river. Our young guide Dorge was like a friend, a brother, a mother. His day started early in the morning and he never went to bed before he had settled everything for us for the day and prepared for the following day, everything in the smallest details. Guide and driver were available almost day and night.”

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“I can’t find the words to express a big enough Thank You to you for organising such a fantastic holiday for us. Everything was just such and wonderful experience. The first days with Kristian and his friends, the Trekking with Yam’s and Prem’s consideration, the scenery, villages and people, and finally our stay at Dwarika’s. We couldn’t have hoped or asked for anything more.

This is definitely a holiday I’ll never forget and would like to repeat. “

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Thomas Wells, Chairman of Future For Nepal.

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David Finnegan, United Kingdom

I was very grateful to Basanta Adventures, six years ago, for arranging my first visit to Nepal, the trek from Lukla to Chukhung and my climb of Island Peak….the company was superb in every way. So it was with total confidence that I asked them to help me put together a much longer and more varied trip for 2016.

What resulted was a totally bespoke trekking and climbing package for ‘two old gits’ that was not just substantially cheaper than the usual UK company offerings but was delivered with more professionalism, safety awareness and customer consideration than anything we had received from larger companies. Oh – and Gyalzen Sherpa brings another dimension with his cultural insights and explanations of living in the Khumbu region.

Highlights of our four week expedition? The 4WD journey from Kathmandu to where the road(?) ends and we start walking….the week we spent travelling through the foothills and learning about non-commercial life where few trekkers visit since the airport at Lukla opened….crossing all three major passes (17,000’+) made much easier by Basanta’s carefull preparation and acclimatisation…the blue of Gokyo Lakes……Everest, of course – but Ama Dhablam is more beautiful…..the Khumbu Icefall…the views from the three 18,000’+ peaks we climbed….Island Peak summit…….but above all these natural wonders is the highlight of meeting so many fantastic people and learning so much from them.

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Edwige Martine, Founder, Solveil Vert, France

We like to share our experience with Basanta Adventure in Tibet. First we met Basanta during the heavy monsoon of August 2002. We did not have one drop of rain during our 10 days in lower Mustang and the organisation was great even if prepared only one day before! This encouraged us to choose Basanta Adventure for our trip to Tibet. Here the organisation was even greater than expected. Things are not really smooth in Tibet due to the control of the Chinese, particularly at the time of the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Tibet, and also due to bad weather conditions in this huge Himalayan region. We really appreciated our driver Denpa. Without his experienced driving all people in our car would have left their life in the river.

COST INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation as per the itinerary in lodge en – route during trek.
  • Trekking Guide
  • Assistant Guide
  • Necessary porters
  • Daily allowance for trekking staff
  • Insurance for trekking staff
  • Tourist bus Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu
  • Transportation to and from trek initiation points by private vehicle
  • Fully loaded emergency medical kit
  • Kit bag

COST EXCLUDES:

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Personal trekking gear
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, showers on trek)
  • Gratuity to trekking staff on conclusion of trek
  • Service not mentioned  herein

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