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Mardi Himal Yoga Trekking – 6 Days

Trip Facts

Weather

Weather -5°C to 22°C View Weather Detail

Duration

Duration 6 Days

Difficulty

Difficulty Easy

Accommodation

Accommodation Lodges/Hotels

Meals Included

Meals Included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Best Season

Best Season March, April, May, Sept, Oct, Nov

Transportation

Transportation Overland

Daily Activity

Daily Activity Approx. 5 - 6 hours

Religion

Religion Buddhist

Ethnic People

Ethnic People Gurung

Geographic Terrain

Geographic Terrain Mountain, Forest, Hill

Region of Nepal

Region of Nepal Annapurna Region, Kaski

Max. Altitude

Max. Altitude 4500m

Firstly, the trip begins in Kathmandu and heads to Pokhara on an overland drive across the Prithvi Highway. The City of Lakes sits to the south of Mt. Machhapuchhre (6993m) and houses various tourist attractions. Then, the trip begins as you drive to Deurali and begin the trek. Next, the trek continues across isolated trails and reaches Forest Camp. From this stop, the trek resumes its original course and ascends north. The next part of the trek takes you to High Camp. From, here the views of the surrounding landscapes and mountains are quite sublime.

Finally, you begin the trek to the Mardi Himal Base Camp. The base camp offers a grand panorama of the Mardi Himal, Machhapuchhre, and the mountains in the Annapurna range. Then, the return trek begins as you take a different route and head to Siding village. The village houses Gurung ethnic people and offers excellent insight into the lifestyle of the locals. For the final part of the trek, you descend to Lumre from where you drive back to Pokhara. Finally, a long drive back to Kathmandu settles the trip.

Background

The practices of yoga and meditation have been around for centuries. Dating back to the 1500s where they appeared first in the Vedas. Then in between 3500-5000 in the carvings of the temples. Fast-forwarding to the 1970s, the Western world caught on the benefits of Hatha yoga practices, meditation, and mindfulness. Eventually, these practices became highly popularized in the western part as well. Since then, thousands of studies have been devoted to highlighting the many benefits of yoga, meditation, and mindfulness in various sectors including Trekking and Hiking.

Practicing Yoga Can Benefit Trekkers – Both Experienced and New

● Yoga helps reduce both the risk of being sore after trekking and the risk of injury during trekking.

● It helps build strength and stamina for longer trekking, more intense trails with ease.

● Yoga helps with your balance, and balance is great for trekking!

● Finding a deep connection with nature and things inbound.

●  Helping to pace and preserve energy for a longer period of time through breathing techniques.

●  Yoga helps you become more aware of self and lets one know to take a break so ensuring not to push one too hard.

●  Yoga helps to cope better with tighter air and higher altitude training that mountains demand.

●  Yoga increases the awareness of the beautiful natural environment around you.

About Us

At Nepal Alternative Treks and Expedition, we put our efforts to create and operate a robust blend of adventures of yoga & trekking to Mardi Himal. Yoga and trekking are two independent and beautiful adventures that give us wonderful experiences. Although they may seem to differ in nature, they complement the essence of each other eventually. The peace of mind, lightness of heart and strength of the physical body are the primary goal of these adventures in essence. We have a great team of well-trained International Yoga trainers, skilled guides and porters to assist travelers. Thus, we provide our finest people and services to cater to your needs. Also, we allow you to easily change the itineraries as per your liking.

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Trip Highlights:

  • Regular Morning and Evening Yoga/Meditation sessions.
  • Majestic views of the Fishtail, Annapurna and Lamjung Himal ranges
  • Explore the Mardi Himal Base Camp and enjoy the views of Mardi Himal
  • Relish the newly opened trail to the east of Annapurna Base Camp trail
  • Enjoy the ethnic Gurung culture and lifestyle
January
-5°C to 10°C
February
-3°C to 12°C
March
0°C to 15°C
April
5°C to 17°C
May
10°C to 20°C
June
12°C to 22°C
July
12°C to 22°C
August
12°C to 22°C
September
10°C to 20°C
October
5°C to 18°C
November
0°C to 15°C
December
-3°C to 12°C

Day-to-day-Itinerary

Day 1

Drive to Deurali - Trek to forest Camp

Day 1 Facts

Trekking Time Average

12km Uphill hike
(Av. 5hr)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in
Forest Camp

Altitude

(2200m./7260ft.)
(2600m./8580ft.)

Today, We first drive to Deurali. It is a short drive that takes us to the starting point of the trek. We drive through small settlements on the way. From Deurali, we start the trek and ascend through the beautiful forests of the rhododendron. We first arrive at Lovely Hill (also known as Gauda in the local community) after an hour’s walk then a steep climb to Pani Khaldo. The trail gradually ascends to Dond Kharka after walking for one and a half hour. We then will reach Musalbari after about another 45 minutes walk.  It takes another 45 minutes to arrive at Jungle camp finally. Overnight in the Forest camp.

Day 2

Trek to Badal Danda

Day 2 Facts

Trekking Time Average

13km Uphill hike
(Av. 5hr)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in
Badal Danda

Altitude

(3300m.10890ft.)

The trek becomes more exciting, and the views get better as we ascend to Badal Danda. The trek to Badal Danda from Forest camp takes us through the silent trails through the rhododendron and oak forests. As we gain altitude, the weather, and the vegetation change. We will pass by the rescue camp and rest camp and low camp then reach Badal Danda finally. We will have wonderful view of clouds under the hill and snowcapped mountains as Fishtail, Annapurna South, Himchuli, and Mardi himal at the top. You will have a dramatic view in the afternoon at this place. Overnight in Badal Danda.

Day 3

Trek to High Camp

Day 3 Facts

Trekking Time Average

9km Uphill hike
(Av. 3hr)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in
High Camp

Altitude

(3,700m./12210ft.)

Have breakfast with the morning view from Lodge. As we head to High Camp, we get even better and panoramic views of the mountains around us. The fishtail will be seen a really huge and just over your head. You will enjoy the walk.  Overnight in High Camp.

Day 4

Excursion to Mardi View point – Visit Mardi Himal Base Camp – walk down to Badal Danda

Day 4 Facts

Trekking Time Average

04 hours walk

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in
Badal Danda

Altitude

( 4250m.)
(4,500m/14850ft.)
(3300m./10890ft.)

On this day, We take pack breakfast and an early morning hike to Mardi Viewpoint to catch Sunrise.  Then we will walk to the Mardi Himal Base Camp, the highest point on the whole trek. After breakfast, we start the trek across the stony trails that take us to the feet of Mardi Himal (5553m). From the base camp, you can enjoy the panoramic view of mountains like Annapurna (8091m), Machhapuchhre (6997m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), and Manaslu (8163m) among others from here. After spending some time and taking photographs at the base camp, we return to High Camp. We have lunch there then trek to Badal Danda. Overnight in Badal Danda .

Day 5

Trek to Lwang Village

Day 5 Facts

Trekking Time Average

24km Downhill hike
(Av. 7hr)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in
Lwang Village

Altitude

( 1550m./5115ft.)

Have a wonderful breakfast at the lodge then ee descend through the steepest and most challenging part of the whole trek today. The trek will provide you with a beautiful view of mountains, forests, and small settlements on the way passing Low Camp, Rest Camp, Forest camp and Dod Kharka. We will then walk downhill to Lwang Village . Overnight in Lwang Village home stay.

Day 6

Drive to Pokhara

Day 6 Facts

Trekking Time Average

60km Drive
(Av. 2:30hr)

Accommodation

Luxury Hotel in
Pokhara

Altitude

( 820m./2706ft.)

After breakfast, you will jump on the jeep toward Pokhara. You will drive on gravel road about two hours then join the paved road at Hyangja. You will reach Pokhara after 30 minutes drive. Overnight in Pokhara.

What do you get in the Trip?

Included

  • Tribhuwan International Airport ( Airport – Hotel – Airport) transfer in Kathmandu .
  • All meals during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
  • Lodge accommodation ( twin share basis)  during the trekking.
  • One experienced, well trained, fluent English speaking, friendly, specialized in Mardi himal trekking  region and government authorized trekking guide, One International Yoga Instructor ( Female : Riya Thapa/ Male : Caron Dhoju )  and required porters (one porter for persons).
  • Guide and staff’s food, accommodation, salary, insurance and transportation .
  • Overland transportation as per mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Yoga and Meditation Package for 6 days.
  • ACAP( Annapurna conservation area project) .
  • A Trekking map, duffle bag, Oxygen saturation check up everyday, water purification, company t-shirt, first aid medical and trekking completion certificate etc.
  • Assistance for emergency rescue evacuation.
  • Government tax and service charge.
  • Public Liability Insurance.

Excluded

  • Hotel accommodation and meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Hard and soft table drinks such as tea/coffee, coke, fanta, mineral water, alcoholic drinks, laundry, phone bill etc.
  • Personal Travel insurance.
  • Tips for guide and staff .( Highly suggested ).

Route Map

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Currently, we do not have any scheduled group trips, but you are welcome to embark on the journey on a date that suits you best.

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ESSENTIAL INFO

When to visit

The climate of Nepal is unpredictable. Similarly, it is the same for the Himalayan region. Likewise, the best time to visit is during the spring and the autumn season. Therefore, if you choose the right time to visit this trek then the time during the spring and autumn season is the best.  During this time of the year the climate, temperature, and weather are stable and suitable in Nepal. Besides, if you travel here during this time of the year you will fully enjoy the beauty of the surroundings. Similarly, if you travel here during the rainy season then you might not even be able to complete the trek. Because during the rainy season it rains and it makes the trail slippery and hard to travel. If you travel at Mardi Himal Yoga Trekking in the spring and the autumn season then you will find a mesmerizing view of Mardi Himal.

Travel insurance

You are traveling at a higher altitude. You are at a risk all the time. So, your travel insurance is very important for the climbing journey. The chances of uncertainty are very low but there is still a small possibility. Therefore you have to be very careful. Your travel insurance plays as a backup for your losses during the journey. So, your travel insurance is foremost for you. Similarly,  your travel insurance helps you cover your medical bills,  repatriation expenses, rescue mission, loss of property e.t.c. Most importantly,  make sure that your travel and adventure over 3000m is covered. If these things are not with you then it will be difficult for us to cooperate with you.

The difficulty of this trek

Traveling at a high altitude is not that easy. It unquestionably has some difficulty that can challenge you on your journey. So, you have to be very careful and fully prepared for the trek. Likewise, if you travel here during on season you might not find suitable accommodation facilities. In addition, if you travel here during the busy seasons you will find fewer guides and porters. Furthermore, the trial can be long and difficult as well. Most importantly, traveling to a high altitude can be troublesome because it increases the chance of altitude sickness. It is a common problem among climbers. Furthermore, the difficulty of this trek adds up if you are not physically and mentally tough. Likewise, the climate and weather might also challenge you on your journey if you are not fully prepared. Similarly, the weather of the Himalayas changes without a hint. So, trekkers should be very careful planning their trip.

Meals and Accommodation

Your meals and accommodation at a higher altitude are important for you to complete your trek. We provide you with a healthy and suitable meal for your trek because we understand that the health of your visitor is very important to us. Similarly, your meals play a vital role in the productive experience of your trek. Similarly, we provide meals three times a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner). Likewise, we provide local foods with some western food. But, western foods are slightly more expensive than local or Nepali foods because the ingredients for making western food are imported from the cities. Whereas most of the local foods are made with locally produced ingredients and spices. While you are at the lodges of trails on Mardi Himal then you will get to explore the Sherpa and Tamang culture of the place. Similarly, you will also get to taste some cultural foods.

Climate and weather

The climate of Mardi Himal is mostly cold throughout the year. So, we recommend you travel during the spring and monsoon seasons. These seasons provide you with the best scenery of the surrounding. Similarly, the temperature is also moderate. Furthermore, If you want to experience the perfect weather and climate these seasons are perfect. In addition to this if you travel here at this time then you will see the beautiful scenery of the Himalayas including the Mardi Himal. However, the winter seasons are usually cloudy and foggy. So, you might not fully enjoy your journey. So, we recommend you book your trek around April, May, and during September, November.  At this time of year, you can travel in a clear sky.

Safety and security

At Mardi Himal trekking you will be safe with us. The safety of our consumers is very important to us. Similarly, we take full care of our visitors. Likewise, we take good care of their belongings as well.  In addition, the lodges that you will be staying in are also very safe and secure. We fully take off that. Furthermore, we carefully check the trail and make sure they are safe for your visitors.

Required Permits

ACAP: NPR. 3000 for foreigners and NPR 1000 for SAARC.

Note: Child below 10 years are free

Gear List

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. A comprehensive list of gear for all activities is listed on our dedicated page of Trekking Gear List

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