Peak Climbing

Mardi Peak

 Peak Climbing, Nepal
 15 Days
  0.0/5 (0 Review)
 07th Jun - 06th Jun
$1,000
$900 / Person

Trip Facts

Duration

15 Days

Peak Type

Normal Peak

Starts In

Kathmandu (1337m)

Ends In

Kathmandu (1337m)

Maximum Altitude

5587 m

Grade

Strenuous, PD

Trek Type

Hotels/lodges & camping

Best Season

March to May; September to November

Attractions

Sightseeing and trekking/climbing

Group Size

12 pax Maximum

Transportation

Flights, private car or tourist bus

Accommodation:

Hotel, Camping

Overview: Mardi Peak

Mardi Peak is located just east of one of the most legendary trekking destination of Nepal, the Annapurna Base Camp trek. Mardi peak is still an unseen gem. Few trekkers make their way to the Mardi Himal Base Camp outstandingly positioned at the base of Mardi Himal and the Annapurna region´s most iconic mount Machapuchhre literally meaning “Fishtail”. The trail goes along small winding paths, through enchanted rhododendron forests until you climb out of the forest at an elevation around 3,300 meters. The landscape changes quite abruptly into a rugged high mountain landscape, with amazing views of  Machapuchre, Annapurna South and Hiunchuli.

Talking about the history of Mardi Himal, Photographs of Mardi Himal taken in 1953 by Basil Goodfellow first drew the attention of western climbers, and the mountain received its first ascent in 1961. The first route was via the East Flank and is the only one used so far. As per the local information, the present trail of Mardi Himal was the only way to ABC (starting from Dhampus). It was very difficult and underdeveloped trail then. Some old locals remember Mardi trail as a necessary evil. It was their way to Pokhara market and up. But after the establishment of Baglung Highway, people started raveling through Nayapul and the trail was abandoned by trekkers. Later in the year 2012, the trail was re-established as a short trekking route up to the base camp and regained its popularity steadily.

Included

  • Arrival & departure transfer from and to the airport & hotels
  • 3 nights bed & breakfast accommodation in a 3* hotel in Kathmandu (twin share)
  • Mostly camping accommodation, where teahouses are not available, on full board (breakfast, lunch & dinner) during the trek
  • Teahouse accommodation, wherever available, on full board during the trek
  • Surface transportation as per the itinerary in a private vehicle
  • Permits & other local taxes
  • Experienced English speaking guide
  • Required number of porter/s
  • Transportation, accommodation, food, salary and insurance for guide and other local staffs
  • Farewell dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu

Excluded

  • Travel & medical insurance including insurance for emergency rescue & evacuation
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu & Nepal visa fee
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry, bottled water, bar bills, etc.
  • Trekking gear (also available on hire)
  • Tips for guide & local staffs
  • Any extra cost arising out of natural calamities or cancellation of the program
  • Any extra services or products or offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary
  • All other items not mentioned in the list of ‘Included’
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