Mardi Himal (5587m) Peak Climbing

Mardi Himal (5587m) Peak Climbing

Overview And Highlights

Trip Facts

Trip Type

Camping

Grade

Strenuous

Altitude

5,555 m

Transportation

Land , Flight

Group Size

1+

Best Season

Spring and Autumn

Mardi Himal (5,587m), is located in the Annapurna Range. It lies 15 miles north of Pokhara and is the smallest peak expedition. It is also one of the easiest peak climbing and doesn't necessarily require previous peak climbing experience. The peak was first climbed by Jimmy Roberts in 1961 through the route on it's West flank. It is the only recorded route on climbing the peak. Machhapuchhre is located on the South-West side.This peak provides splendid view of the Annapurna range, Mt, Fishtail, dense rhododendron forest, bamboo bushes, beautiful valley to the south and alpine pastures that provides habitat for wild animals.

Itinerary Expand All Close All

Food
Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

On your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, you will be greeted with flower garlands/Khadas. Our representative will then take you to your hotel. If time prevails, you will visit office for paperwork.
Stay overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Today, you will visit popular world heritage monuments in Kathmandu including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath, Swoyambhunath, and Pashupatinath. Alternatively, you can choose Bhakatapur and Patan sightseeing.  By late afternoon you will drive back to your hotel.
Stay overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
914

After early morning breakfast, you will be picked up from the hotel and taken to the tourist bus station. Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) takes about seven hours. The drive will take most of our morning time, leaving much of the afternoon to get a warm glimpse of Pokhara Valley and its beauty. If you choose to fly, you can reach Pokhara in 25 minutes. There are several flights from morning to afternoon available from Kathmandu to Pokhara.

Pokhara is the tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, Buddhist monasteries and Hindu temples along with the magnificent views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and many other mountain peaks.
Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2060

Today, you will drive to Kande and trek to Australian Camp (2060m) takes about another 2 hours. The camp offers an excellent view of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Maccapuchre and other peaks. You can also view majestic sunrise views.
Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2990

Trek from Australian Camp to Low Camp (2990m) via Forest Camp (2,500m) takes approximately 6 hours. In the beginning, the trail passes through Pothana and Deurali. Trek will consist of ascents as well as descents in some places and passing through beautiful rhododendron, oak forests. After reaching Forest Camp, you will continue your trek to Low Camp (2990m) which requires next 2 and half hours. Along the way you will be carrying packed lunch.
Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4100

En route, you will have the opportunity to watch beautiful views of Annapurna South, Annapura I, Glacier Dome, Gangapurna and Hiunchuli.
Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4650

Trek from Mardi Base Camp to High Camp (4650m) that takes about 3-4 hrs.
Stay overnight at camp.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
5587

Summit Mardi Himal (5587m) and return back to Base Camp that takes about 7 hours.
Stay overnight at camp.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
camp
Elevation
5587

Reserve day for unfavorable weather condition.
Stay overnight at camp.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1885

Trek from Base Camp to Siding Village (1,885m) takes about 8 hours.

The trail is very steep and difficult.  You pass through Ghalel Village, a big village inhabited by Ghale Gurung and Magar, where you will be having lunch. This is the last village before Lwang.
Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1460

Spend rest of the day exploring local culture and life style of Lwang Village (1460m). The village is inhabited by Gurung ethnic people. You will pass Ghalel village before reaching Lwang. Lwang Village also hosts the office of Annapurna Conservation Area Project and a high school.
Stay overnight at traditional home stay facility enjoying local cuisine. 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1350

You will then drive back to Pokhara via Hyangja takes about another 1 hour.
Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

En route, you will enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. If you choose to fly back to Kathmandu, it takes about 25 minutes. There are several flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara from morning to afternoon.
Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

Food
BLD

As per your flight schedule, our airport representative will transfer from your hotel to the airport for your final departure.

What Is Included ?

 

a) Kathmandu

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private vehicle
  • 3 night hotel accommodation with breakfast
  • One day city sightseeing with an English speaking tour guide and private vehicle
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenirs (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)

 

Trekking and Climbing

  • 2 night hotel accommodation in Pokhara as per the itinerary
  • Entry permit for Annapurna conservation Area (ACAP)
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • Climbing guide (Sirdar)
  • Equipment fees for climbing guide
  • Required porters including a cook (some nights will be camping and will require cook and cooking utensils)
  • All meals three times a day during the trek/climb
  • Accommodation in teahouses (lodges) for some nights and some nights camping
  • Necessary trekking/camping equipment such as tents, mattresses, sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, rope, snow bar, rock piton, Carabineers Crampons, Ice axe, Helmet, Harness, cooking utensils, etc.
  • Cooking fuel
  • Transportation:  Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist deluxe bus and Pokhara to Kande and Vedabari to Pokhara by private vehicle
  • Insurance and equipment for the guide and porters
  • First aid kit
  • Tax, VAT and our service charge
  • Rescue assistance (In case of emergency, we will organize prompt and professional rescue services. To arrange timely evacuation/rescue by helicopter, you must be well insured from a reliable travel insurance company that covers both helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost.)

What Is Excluded?

  • Personal nature expenses (Telephone calls, toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers and any alcoholic beverages)
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for involved staffs
  • Sherpa summit bonus
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Entrance fees while sightseeing in and around Kathmandu
  • Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu (even in case of early arrival or late departure, early return from trekking due to any personal reason than the scheduled itinerary)

Mardi Himal (5587m) Peak Climbing Altitude Profile

Additional Information

Mountaineering Equipments

Crampons, Ice axe, Helmet, Harness, Lock and unlock Carabineers, Shovel, Climbing pack, Rope, Ski poles, Desender/abseil device, Jummer  (Asender) , Tapes, Prusik Loops, Rappel device, Hand Warmer (if possible)

Clothing and Wears

Trekking shoes with spare laces, Mountaineering Boots, Plastic or leather for mountaineering boots, Gore-Tex pants, Long shorts, Insulated Parka, Jumper, Waterproof Jackets, Down Jacket, Fleece Vest, Wool cap, Neck Gaiter, Gloves, Climbing Socks, Thermal Underwear, Sandals, Snow Goggle

Essential Gears

Backpack, Duffle bag, Sleeping Bag, sleeping pad, Tents

Gadgets

Map, Compass, Camera, GPS, Two way radios, Binoculars, Head Lamp, Flashlight

Sun Protection Items

Sun glasses, sun scream, Lip balm

Medical

First aid Kit (Brufen / Ibuprofens, Antibiotic, Diamox, Paracetamol, Handy Plaster, Crack Bandage, Tincture Iodine, etc.)

Other Essentials

Energy Bars, Water bottle, Water Purification Tablets, Toiletries, Trekking poles, Pocket knife, raincoat, Satellite Phone, Altimeter

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