Mt. Mardi Himal peak 5,587m lies southern part of Annapurna range. The mardi Himal peak is the lower and the least climbed peak. First ascent was made in 1961 via the East Flank and is the only one used so far. Mt. Mardi Himal separates the southwest ridge of Machhapuchhare as a separate mass at right angles to the ridge and is best seen from the south. The southwest face of the mountain has three well-defined ridges rising from rock buttresses and separated by hanging glaciers. Its east face is separated from the Machhapuchhare ridge by a col at 5,200 meters. The normal climbing route to the summit of Mardi Himal passes through this col. The summit offers a splendid view of the Annapurna Range, the Fishtail mountain, Mt Dhaulagiri and Mt. Machhapuchhare and the valleys down heavily wooded with bamboo and rhododendron.
Introduction and trip briefing
On our all tours, trek, expeditions and other adventures, we give a short brief about the trip in Kathmandu on the same day of your arrival and introduce your trip leader and team members. At the mean time, we provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions if any about the trip.
Meals during Mardi Himal peak climbing
Hygienic and freshly cook meals on full board basis will be provided both on trekking and climbing sections. We provide high level of balance diet, hygiene and safety meals three times in a day. Dishes we prepare are normally Nepali, Tibetan/Sherpa, Indian, Continental and Italian.
Things to know
Our first concern is your safety while traveling with Holiday Mountain Treks. Please be informed that your trek leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Our every effort will be made for a safely completion of the planned itinerary, however as this is adventure travel into the remote mountain region, we cannot guarantee it! Other factor like weather conditions, the health of member can be the reason to changes the itinerary. In such a case, please be prepared to be flexible. Your trek guide will accompany you on all scheduled activities and you will have free time to pursue your own interests too. Your trek guide will assist you with information about your options but please be informed that any additional activities you undertake are not part of our itinerary.
We suggest and t is a condition of traveling with us that you must be fully insured, including air rescue services and all medical expenses. You decide and choose what amount and types of is insurance is suitable for your trip nature as some does buy cancellation and only for certain period of time.
Believing that every successful trips have been possible because of the team work, Holiday Mountain Treks employs experienced and trained Nepalese trekking/climbing guide and other staffs. Our staffs are organized and professional. Trekking/climbing guide will be fully trained of the following course who will assist you in your summit attempt.
Trekking guide training from Nepal government's ministry of tourism & civil aviation department of hotel management & tourism training center of Nepal.
Intensive wilderness first aid from Kathmandu Environmental Educational Project
Eco trekking workshop & adventure meet from Trekking Agenci’s Association of Nepal
English language, conservation & biodiversity from Kathmandu Environmental Educational Project.
Rock & ice climbing & mountaineering training from Nepal Mountaineering Association of Nepal and well experience on mountaineering.
Good care of porters
Believing that the porters are important and impossible to complete the trip. We do not allow porters to carry exceeding 20 kgs in tea-house and 30kgs weight in camping trek. It is because of human being respect, their rights and against any exploitation on it's operation. We provide good health insurance, good equipments, working training and of course good pay with lots of encouragements. We are working with porters progress of Nepal and other organizations concerning about the porters.
Responsible tourism concept
Holiday Mountain Treks is taking concern of economy, social, environment and culture while running its trips. Our staffs are trained on this and try for minimum impact on the natural environment and native peoples. We try to support local economy by using their products, making aware and our clients will have to respect the local culture and traditions. We always try to make the areas more cleaner and friendly environments after we travel. This is possible by your understanding and our trained crews.
A successful trek/climb requirement
As other adventure trip, Mardi Himal peak trek/climb also requires previous experience of trekking and ice/rock climb, sound health & fitness, experience for using Ice axe and crampons, ascending/descending. Of course there will be some Ice climbing course at the base camp make you skillful of using ropes, ice pick, harness, crampons and other essential gears. Mardi Himal peak climb usually require maximum 10hrs of walking and average 4-8 hrs in a day; You should be prepared 7-10 Km of walking or jugging exercise everyday at least 2 months before your trip starts. With lot of willpower, strong determination, reasonable fitness in health and hiking experience make surer of your successful trip. However medical and evacuation expenses are your responsibility so we suggest you to consult your doctor for medical requirements. To ensure for a safety and successful trek; we will provide one trek leader, one assistance leader on every group trek so that if in case one get sick, it would not be canceled the trek and run as plan as in itinerary.
A day on the trek
Day starts with warm greeting and bed tea. Then you will be offered a basin of hot water to wash and take breakfast then you are off to trek for more then 3 hours through the forests, hills, mountain and local villages. You will stop at pleasant surroundings for hot lunch for an hour. You will then walk 3 or more hours depends on the places and facilities for camping places, stop for the night camp, you will then offer tea or coffee some light snacks then explore the area or relax until dinner is served at the warm dining hall. Most of the evening you will be encouraged to sing and dance in a traditional way. Sometime you will spend time playing cards, reading books and learning Nepali.
Finally, go to bed served with hot water rubber bag to keep you extra warm in the cold temperature.
We suggest and t is a condition of traveling with us that you
must be fully insured, including air rescue services and all medical
expenses. You decide and choose what amount and types of is insurance is
suitable for your trip nature as some does buy cancellation and only
for certain period of time.
Deluxe private vehicle are provided while on city tour, airport transfers, tourist buses to and from Pokhara.
Day 1: Welcome to Kathmandu
Arrive in Kathmandu airport; you will be met by the staff from our agency then transfer to Hotel.
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing
The following morning you will be taken on a half day sightseeing tour of the many
temples and interesting Surrounding sights of Kathmandu.
Day 3: Kathmandu - Pokhara
Transferred by tourist bus for about 6 -hour to Pokhara, a beautiful town set on the banks of the Phewa Lake. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy either doing last minute shopping for the trek or packing your kitty bag for the following day's departure.
Day 4: Pokhara - Dhampus
A short drive to Phedi and trek uphill to Dhampus.
Day 05: Dhampus - Forest camp
Leave the main trail to Annapurna base camp and trek through the forest and few settlements and camp.
Day 06: Forest camp - low Camp
Trek through the forest with great views to the north and reach to base camp of the Mardi Himal peak.
Day 07: low Camp - high camp
Start climbing passing some glacier and rocky section to get to the high camp.
Day 08: High camp - summit and back to Siding
Early morning start to climb with full preparation for a successful ascent of the peak. Finally get to to the summit of the Mardi Himal peak and descent base camp then trek to Siding.
Day 09: Siding – Mardipul
Trek through the forest and some summer settlement and along the Mardi Khola bank and reach to Mardipul.
Day 10: Mardipul – Pokhara
Trek to main road then drive back to Pokhara and rest.
Day 11: Pokhara – Kathmandu 6hrs drive
Early morning start driving through the beautiful country side scenery along the way. Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 12: Rest day at leisure or final souvenir shopping. Join the farewell dinner in the evening most probably with live cultural program.
Day 13: Departure
If you have time and are interested for other adventure like white water rating, wild life safari or any other activities can extend your holiday or transfer to airport and fly back to sweet home.
Trip cost includes:
Trip cost excludes
I have climbed 4 trekking peaks in Nepal with support of Holiday Mountain. Abir has got a great professional team work for a successful climbing expedition. Climbing guide Mr. Tenzing is super man with lots of experience, confident and energy. Porters are really hard working, smiling and helpful. All I can say is if anyone plans to climb trekking peaks in Nepal, make all your arrangements with Holiday Mountain Treks-good and safe hands actually. All the best!!!
Nayaknaga, Chulu, Mera, Mardihimal and Pisang peak
Min alt: 1470m.
Max alt: 5587m.
Walking hrs: 4-9 hrs.
Trek Style: Lodge/tent
Grade: Medium and Climb
The best times: spring (March –May) and autumn (Sep - Nov).