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18 Days

Mardi Himal Peak Climbing

  • Country
  • Duration
    Duration18 Days
  • Max-altitude
    Max. Altitude5,587 M.
  • Best season
    Best SeasonMar-May/ Oct-Nov
  • walking
    Per Day Walking4-5 Hours
  • accommodation
  • Level
  • Group
    Group Size10 Pax

Mardi Himal is a popular peak of Nepal situated at the lower southwest side of Mt. Machhapuchhre. It lies inside the Annapurna Conservation Area with an altitude of 5,587 m. The name of this peak “Mardi Himal” is given after its physical feature of the long ridge adjoining with Mt. Machhapuchhre. The summit of Mardi Himal looks fabulous with Mt. Machhapuchhre, also known as Mt. fishtail, which can be seen in a triangular  shape from Pokhara. Machhapuchhre is a majestic peak and the highest point of southern side of the Annapurna Mastiff located in the Great Himalayas. Mardi Himal is one of the popular and beautiful peaks of Nepal attracting numbers of trekkers and climbers every year. Mardi Himal climbing trip is an adventurous extraordinary trip for the adventure lovers.

Mardi Himal climbing trip takes you inside the Annapurna Conservation Area, home of the great central Himalayas of Nepal, and follows the famous trekking route of Mardi Himal trek. A lot of trekkers come to Nepal for this beautiful trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp. The trail to the Base Camp of Mardi offers spectacular views of the Himalayas passing through dense rhododendron, pine forests, human settlements with a lifetime experience of the highlands.

Starting all the way from the capital city of Nepal, this climbing trip will take you to the summit of Mardi Himal. Firstly, you will arrive in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, where you will spend some day for trip preparation and sightseeing tour. After that, you will fly to Pokhara, which is a popular place for tourist. Pokhara is also known as the lake city of Nepal as this city is a home for various natural lakes. Driving up to Kande from Pokhara, you will start the trek heading towards High camp passing Australian Base Camp, Pothana, Deurali, Forest Camp, Low Camp and Badal Danda. You will walk through the beautiful lush forest of rhododendron and pine trees. You will pass various hotels and human settlements during the trek. You will enjoy beautiful view of Gurung villages like Ghandruk and Landruk from the trails. After High camp, you will ascend uphill towards the base camp and finally scale the summit. To scale the summit, you will use various climbing gears and equipments and challenge yourself upto the top. Some parts are strenuous and challenging but once you are on the summit of Mardi Himal, you can enjoy spectacular views of the great Himalayas and landscapes. While returning back, you will trek up to Low camp and then head towards Ghandruk. Ghandruk is one of the largest settlements of Gurung community. From Ghandruk, you will have an overland drive to Pokhara.

As Mardi Himal is not so challenging and high climbing peak, it requires some physical fitness and stamina. It is an adventurous trip where you can learn some basic climbing techniques and handling the climbing equipments. Due to this, Mardi Himal peak climbing trip can be a good initiative for beginner climbers who are willing to join mountaineering. They will learn to use climbing equipments like ice axe, crampons, harness, ropes in a proper way. Beside that, they will learn some techniques like rappling and abseiling. The best time for this peak climbing is during the spring and autumn. Spring lies between the month of March and May while Autumn between September and November. During winter there is excessive amount of snow and cold.

Mardi Himal Climbing Trip with our company is best as we provide quality services and hospitality to our clients. We have been organizing these types of climbing trips since decade with a keen focus to our client’s satisfaction. We have experience Sherpa guide and crew members who have been in mountaineering field since a long time. Also, we provide the best equipments for the climbing trip. We also customize the trip itinerary with our client’s need and preference. Always remember us for climbing trips and tours inside Nepal.

Why Mardi Himal Peak ?
  • One of the amazing peaks of the Annapurna region located at the lower southwest side of Mt. Fishtail.
  • An adventurous summit scale of the Mardi Himal with an altitude of 5,587 m which is best fit for beginner climbers and experienced trekkers.
  • Stunning landscapes of the highland offering panoramic views of various mountain peaks including Mt. fishtail, Mt. Annapurna south, Hiuchuli, Gangapurna and other peaks of the Annapurna range.
  • Wilderness walk to the famous Mardi Himal trek.
  • Dense lush forest of rhododendron, pines to bushes of juniper.
  • Diverse flora and fauna.
  • Exploration of the rugged and rough landscapes of the nature’s wilderness.
  • Close interaction with the local people and their living style.
  • Explore Ghandruk, one of the largest settlements of Gurung community.
  • Sightseeing tour around the UNESCO world’s heritage site of Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal.
  • Sightseeing tour around Pokhara city, one of the popular tourist hub and lake city of Nepal.
  • Warm hospitality of the people from the Himalayas.

Day 1

Arrival at Tribhuwan Int'l Airport, Kathmandu.

On your arrival at Kathmandu, our office representative will be waiting for you. Private vehicle according to your group size will be provided for the hotel transfer. You will drive all the way to your hotel which will be around Thamel, a popular tourist hub of Kathmandu. We will meet you at the hotel for small meeting and follow up. You can spend remaining part of the day taking some rest at the hotel. In the evening, we will enjoy a warm welcome dinner together at a typical Nepali restaurant.

(Overnight at the hotel, Kathmandu)

Day 2

Trip preparation day.

This day will be the preparation day of your climbing trip. Our Sherpa guide will meet you at the hotel where he will list all the necessary climbing gears and equipments for the trip. This is crucial for the safety and successful completion of the trip. If you have no idea on hiring personal equipments, he will assisst you on that as well. After that, if you have some remaining time then you will have some sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley with our city guide or you can explore around Thamel Bazar.
(Dinner and overnight at the hotel, Kathmandu).

Day 3

Fly Lukla; Trek to Paiya (Trek 5 hrs, 8 km).

Early morning, you will fly from Kathmandu to Lukla which is one of the best flights to experience. The Kathmandu-Lukla flight offers amazing views of the Himalayas so make sure you reserve the window seat. Lukla is considered as the gateway to Everest. You will land on Tenzing-Hilary Airport of Lukla where you will meet some of our crew members and then heads towards Paiya for the overnight. Paiya is approx. 8 kms away from Lukla and takes about 5 hours of normal walk. You will pass beautiful forest and bridge over the Handi Khola. Then, you will pass Surke, ascend across the Chutok LA pass and finally reach Paiya. Paiya is also known as Chutok. Reaching there, you will check in at the hotel and explore around the village for the rest of the day.(Dinner and overnight at the hotel, Paiya)

Day 4

Trek Paiya to Panggom (Trek 8 hrs, 12 km).

This day, you will have your early breakfast and head towards Panggom which will be today's overnight destination. The trail first descend and then gradually ascend uphills. The trails are slippery and narrow passing dense rhododendron and bamboo forest. You will cross the Kari LA pass (approx. 3145 m) this day. From there, you will descend and reach Panggom. Reaching Panggom, rooms will be assigned.

(Dinner and overnight at the hotel, Panggom)

Day 5

Trek Panggom to Ningsow (Trek 4 hrs, 7 km).

After breakfast, we will begin the trek. Firstly, you will trek out from Panggom and then cross Panggom LA pass located at an altitude of approx. 3174 m. Then you will ascend uphill towards the north, cross Peseng Kharka Khola and then ascend Peseng Kharka Danda. You will pass Sibuje village this day. Before reaching your overnight destination, you will cross Nongsow stream. Reaching Ningsow, you will check-in at the hotel and remaining part of the day, you can enjoy the view around the village.
(Dinner and overnight at the hotel, Ningsow).

Day 6

Trek Ningsow to Chhatra Khola (Trek 8 hrs, 12 km).

After an overnight at Ningsow, you will start the trek with some up and down trails and ascend up to Ramailo Danda. The view from Ramailo Danda is stunning. Mera Peak and Salpa looks amazing from this point. From there, you will again walk some ups and downs to enter Makalu Barun National Park. The trail from the starting point of this national park to Chattra Khola is named as Pasang Lhamu trail. Hence, you will walk through the Pasang Lhamu trails to reach the village of Chattra Khola.
Reaching there, rooms will be assigned and rest of the day, you can relax at the hotel.

(Dinner and overnight at the hotel, Chattra Khola).

Day 7

Trek Chhatra Khola to Kothe (Trek 7 hrs, 11 km)

At Chattra Khola, you will have an early breakfast and then walk towards Kothe for the overnight stay. You will walk through the main trail to Mera Peak this day. The trails takes you along the Majhang Khola and then along the Hinku Khola. You will then pass Tashing Ongma, cross Sanu Khola and finally reach Kothe.

(Dinner and overnight at the hotel, Kothe)

Day 8

Trek Kothe to Thangnag (Trek 4 hrs, 7 km).

After an overnight at Kothe, this day you will head towards Thangnag. You will trek out from the village and walk along the Hinku Khola. You will pass Gandishung which is located at the bank of Hinku Khola. It is also the settlements of herders during the summer season. After that, you will pass an ancient old cave monastery i.e. Lungsumgba monastery. After some walk from the monastery, you will reach Thangnag. Thangnag is actually a herd grazing pastureland which have some teahouses and lodges. Reaching there, you will check-in at the hotel.(Dinner and overnight at the hotel, Thangnag).

Day 9 

Trek to Khare (Trek 3 hrs, 5 km)

This day, you will have a short trek to Khare which will take around 3 hours. Firstly, you will have breakfast at Thangnag and then trek out from there. You will walk through the moraine which leads from the glacier to Dig kharka. This point of the trek offers amazing view of Charpate Himal. You will walk through some glacial trails to finally reach Khare. From Khare, you can enjoy the sutnning northern face of Mera Peak. Reaching Khare, you can explore around the village and enjoy the spectacular views.

(Dinner and overnight at the hotel, Khare).

Day 10

Acclimatization day at Khare. Pre-climbing training.

This day will be an acclimatization day at Khare. As Khare is located at an altitude of 5045 m, an acclimatization day should be included in the itinerary. The main reason for this day is to balance your body temperature with the surrounding. Also, our Sherpa Guide will provide you some important information for the climbing day and the routes. He will also organize a pre-climbing training which includes the proper use of gears and equipments like ice axe, boots, crampons and vice versa. Beside that, you will also learn to ascend, descend, rappling, abseiling and jumaring taught by our Sherpa Guide. This is an important part of the trip so please co operate with our Sherpa Guide.

(Dinner and overnight at the hotel, Khare)

Day 11

Trek Khare to Mera High Camp (Trek 8 hrs)

After an early breakfast at Khare, you will leave the village and walk towards Mera Peak base camp. You will ascend steep uphills to reach there. From the base camp, you will continue walking towards Mera LA pass, cross it and finally reach Mera High Camp. The trail this day is rocky, rough and gradual uphills. It will be more difficult if there are snow on the trails. Our Sherpa guide will lead the way upto the high camp so please follow his lead as there will be number of crevasses.
Reaching high camp, our crew members will set up the camp and then you can relax enjoying panoramic view of Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Baruntse and many more.

(Dinner and overnight at the campsite, Mera High Camp).

Day 12

Mera Peak High Camp - Summit - Trek back to Khare.

Today is the day you will be scaling the summit of Mera peak, the highest and one of the beautiful peaks of Nepal, with an altitude approx. 6500 m. This day, you will wake up early morning at 2 am as it is the summit day. Early morning approach is necessary because the wind is strong and harsh during the evening time at highlands. After breakfast at the campsite, you will start ascending uphill. Enjoying the first sunray hitting the peaks can be an amazing moment of your lifetime. There are fixed ropes upto the summit. Our sherpa guide will guide you upto the summit leading the way and fixing ropes when required. After around 5 hrs of uphill through the rocky and snowy trail, you will finally reach the summit. The summit view offers amazing 360 views of the mountain peaks including Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Nuptse, Baruntse and other peaks. You will enjoy the summit view, spend some chilling time at the summit and then retrace you way back to the high camp. Reaching high camp, you will take some rest while our crew member pack up the camps. Then, you will head towards Khare retracing the trails for the overnight stay. At Khare, you will be celebrating successful summit scale of Mera Peak with our Sherpa guide and the crew members.

(Dinner and overnight at the hotel, Khare).

Day 13

Contingency day at Khare.

For the successful scale of the summit, we have reserved a contigency day in the itinerary. This day is important as there is no any guarantee of the weather or any other hindrances. If things go as planned then we don't need this reserved day.

Day 14

Trek back to Kothe.

After an overnight stay at Khare, you will trek back to Kothe retracing the trails. It will be a total walk of 4-5 hours normally. Reaching Kothe, you will check-in at the hotel and take some rest.

(Dinner and overnight at the hotel, Kothe)

Day 15

Trek Kothe to Thuli Kharka.

After an early breakfst at Kothe, you will head towards Thuli Kharka for the overnight stay. Thuli Kharka is located at an altitude of approx. 4300 m. There are many ups and downs during the trek this day. You will cross various bridges over the tributaries of Inkhu khola. During the trek, you will pass various small chorten and stupas. After some downhill and uphill climbing, you will finally reach Thuli Kharka where rooms will be assigned. Remaining part of the day, you can simply enjoy the scenery and village lifestyle.

(Dinner and overnight at the hotel, Thuli Kharka).

Day 16

Trek Thuli Kharka to Lukla via Zatrwa LA pass.

After an overnight stay at Thuli Kharka, you will head towards Lukla. This is the last day of the trek. Breakfast will be provided at Thuli kharka. After that, you will start the trek. This day, you will cross Zatrwa LA pass located at an altitude of approx. 4600 m. The pass offers magnificent view of Lukla and the surrounding mountain peaks. You will descend down to Chutang and finally reach Lukla for the night stay. Reaching Lukla, you can relax at the hotel strechting those sore legs.

(Dinner and overnight at the hotel, Lukla).

Day 17

Fly back to Kathmandu.

Early morning, you will fly Kathmandu from Lukla enjoying the scenic mountains for the last time. You will greet goodbye to our crew member and fly Kathmandu. On your arrival at Kathmandu, our office representative will transfer you to the hotel. If you are interested then you can have some sightseeing tour around the UNESCO world's heritage site of Kathmandu with our city guide.

During the evening, we will celebrate your successful summit of Mera Peak enjoying some local Nepali cuisine around Thamel.

(Overnight at the hotel, Kathmandu.)

Day 18

Final departure.

This day, you will return to your own country. You are free to do shopping and explore around the market until final transfer to the Tribhuwan International Airport. Our office representative will drop you at the airport around 3 hrs before you flight schedule for airport formalities. Safe flight.

Services Include
  • All airport transfers as per the itinerary.
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis on BB (Bed and Breakfast) plan. 
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with tea or coffee) during the trek and climbing period.
  • Full board Accommodation of Lodges, Guesthouses in Twin Sharing bases during the trek.
  • Tent will be available during the climbing period.
  • All camping equipment in Base camp.
  • All necessary ground transportation as per the itinerary.
  • ACAP Permit (National Park entry fee).
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System) Permit.
  • Mardi Himal Peak Climbing Permit.
  • Government license holder climbing guide.
  • Necessary porters to carry your luggage and necessary stuff.
  • Facility of Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all trekking staff.
  • Medical supplies (First Aid medical kit will be available).
  • One tent will be available in the Base Camp for 2 people on shared basis.
  • High altitude food and all climbing crew will be available above base camp.
  • Necessary fixed and dynamic ropes will be available during climbing period.
  • Necessary kitchen crew will be available in base camp.
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and Government Taxes.
  • Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and extend visa service(if necessary).
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu before departure.
Services Not Include
  • International airfare and Nepal visa Fees.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  • All alcoholic and cold drinks.
  • Personal trekking and climbing Equipment.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Price Includes’ section.

When is the best time for Nepal Peak Climbing?

In Nepal, there are two major seasons which are considered prime time for Peak Climbing. These times range from March to May and October to November. During this spring and fall seasons temperatures are moderate and weather tends to be very clear and blue sky. Yela Peak can also attempted during the winter but it is extremely cold and very challenging for the climbers.

Who is the leader ?

Our climbing Sherpa guides are decayed experienced and highly qualified with knowledge of high altitude climbing. Most of our climbers were born in Himalaya and have spent most of their live above the 4000 meters. Our guide are well trained about the technical climbing, customer relationship and responsibilities, altitude sickness, international languages and wilderness First Aid. They are all certified by Nepal Mountaineering Association.

What skill and fitness level are required ?

Training in advance can help you greatly. We recommended you to start your journey before you arrive Nepal. Do your everyday exercise, training on steep ground, off trail etc before the trip. This will not only increase your fitness level but also provides you with the knowledge of similar routes and trails. Start your basic training will improve your fitness level and aerobic capacity for altitude climbing.

We also request you to provide us your honest description of relevant experience and current fitness level. Upon we receive,  we will review your level and respond you accordingly. About this point if we consider there to be any suggestion then we provide a training support Plan to achieve your goal.

What about the meals?

During in Kathmandu: You can enjoy typical Nepali food, different ethnic cuisine like Chinese, continental, Italian and Indian. The breakfast will be provided in Hotel and one farewell dinner will be provided during in Kathmandu.

During the trekking: During in mountain your breakfast and dinner will be provided in same guesthouse where you stay overnight. Lunch will be taken en route to the next destination.

During the climbing: We will cook hygiene and fresh food in our camp and serve you in our dinning tent.

What about the accommodation ?

You will be accommodated 3 star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and best available guesthouse during the trekking and tents while climbing. Most of the teahouse accommodation provide you sharing a bathrooms facilities. For tent accommodation you will be provided foam mattress and toilet will be managed with necessary natural preservation. All our accommodation are twin sharing basis and if you require single room the there will be charge of single supplementary.