Discover the best of Nepal on our 12-day Mardi Himal Trek with Pokhara and Kathmandu Tour. Uncover the mystical charm of Kathmandu's ancient temples and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Experience the tranquility of Pokhara's lakeside paradise, surrounded by awe-inspiring mountain vistas. Embark on a trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp, where you'll witness panoramic views of the Annapurna range. Immerse yourself in local culture, traverse rhododendron forests, and encounter traditional Gurung villages. Conclude your journey with a rest day in Kathmandu, indulging in a farewell dinner that celebrates your incredible adventure. Create unforgettable memories in the land of the Himalayas.
Embark on an incredible 12-day journey that combines the best of Nepal’s cultural heritage, natural beauty, and trekking adventure. This carefully crafted itinerary takes you through the enchanting cities of Kathmandu and Pokhara, allowing you to immerse yourself in their rich history, vibrant culture, and breathtaking landscapes. The highlight of the trip is the Mardi Himal Trek, an off-the-beaten-path adventure that offers stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.
The adventure begins in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. Explore its ancient temples, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and bustling markets. Discover the spiritual significance of Pashupatinath Temple, the tranquility of Boudhanath Stupa, and the panoramic views from Swayambhunath Stupa. Marvel at the architectural wonders of Kathmandu Durbar Square, where ancient palaces and intricately carved temples tell stories of a bygone era.
After soaking in the cultural riches of Kathmandu, we drive to Pokhara, a city renowned for its serene lakeside setting and majestic mountain vistas. Enjoy a boat ride on Phewa Lake, visit the sacred Barahi Temple, and explore the fascinating Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave. Witness a spectacular sunrise over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges from Sarangkot viewpoint, an experience that will leave you in awe.
Now it’s time for the trekking adventure to begin. Drive from Pokhara to Kande, where your trek to Mardi Himal commences. As you ascend through lush rhododendron and oak forests, you’ll encounter charming Gurung villages and interact with the friendly locals, immersing yourself in their culture. The trek takes you through pristine forests, alpine meadows, and awe-inspiring landscapes. Marvel at the panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, including Mardi Himal and Machhapuchhre, from High Camp and Mardi Himal Base Camp. This off-the-beaten-path trek provides a sense of solitude and tranquility, as you witness the raw beauty of the Himalayas.
After reaching Mardi Himal Base Camp, descend to Siding village and bid farewell to the mountains. We drive back to Pokhara, where you can celebrate your successful trek and relax by the lakeside, taking in the serene ambiance of this beautiful city.
The journey concludes as we drive back to Kathmandu, allowing you to reflect on the memories and experiences of your adventure. Enjoy a rest day in Kathmandu, exploring its vibrant streets, souvenir shops, and delicious local cuisine. And to make your trip truly memorable, we’ll organize a delightful farewell dinner where you can share stories and laughter with your fellow trekkers and our team.
Join us for an extraordinary adventure that combines the cultural treasures of Kathmandu, the natural splendor of Pokhara, and the breathtaking Mardi Himal Trek. Let our experienced guides and staff take care of all the details, ensuring a safe and unforgettable journey through the heart of the Himalayas.
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our friendly team will warmly welcome you at the airport and ensure a smooth transfer to your hotel. Take the rest of the day to relax and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the city.
After a delicious breakfast, embark on a full-day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu. Visit the iconic Pashupatinath Temple, a sacred Hindu site, and witness the spiritual rituals conducted by devotees. Explore the magnificent Boudhanath Stupa, an architectural marvel that radiates peace and tranquility. Climb up to Swayambhunath Stupa, also known as the Monkey Temple, to enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the Kathmandu Valley. Conclude the day with a visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site brimming with historical temples, palaces, and exquisite Newari architecture. In the afternoon, take the time to prepare for your upcoming adventure. Acquire the necessary trek permits, review your trekking gear, and meet with your knowledgeable trekking guide who will accompany you throughout the journey. Attend a comprehensive briefing session to familiarize yourself with the trek itinerary, safety guidelines, and any additional information.
Leaving the bustling city behind, embark on a picturesque drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, a city renowned for its stunning lakeside scenery and close proximity to the Annapurna mountain range. Enjoy the captivating views of rural landscapes, terraced fields, and traditional villages along the way. Once in Pokhara, check into your hotel and spend the evening exploring the serene ambiance of Phewa Lake and the lively Lakeside area.
Witness a magnificent sunrise over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges from Sarangkot viewpoint. Capture the breathtaking panoramic views and cherish this magical moment. Return to Pokhara and embark on a city tour, starting with Davis Falls, a mesmerizing waterfall cascading into an underground cavern. Explore the mystical Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, adorned with sacred Hindu shrines. Immerse yourself in the rich mountaineering history of the region at the International Mountain Museum. Take a boat ride on Phewa Lake, surrounded by lush hills, and visit the Peace Pagoda, offering stunning vistas of Pokhara and its surrounding mountains.
After a hearty breakfast, we drive to Kande, the starting point of the Mardi Himal Trek. Begin your trek, ascending through enchanting rhododendron and oak forests. Pass through traditional Gurung villages, interacting with the friendly locals and immersing yourself in their culture. Enjoy the scenic beauty and spend the night at a comfortable teahouse in Deurali.
Continue your trek through pristine forests, witnessing the rich biodiversity of the region. As you gain altitude, the landscapes gradually change, offering magnificent views of the Annapurna and Machhapuchhre peaks. Arrive at Forest Camp (Kokar) and unwind in a cozy teahouse.
Embark on a picturesque trail, traversing alpine meadows adorned with colorful wildflowers. Relish the serenity of the surroundings as you ascend to Low Camp. Enjoy stunning vistas of the Annapurna range and spend the night at a comfortable teahouse.
As you venture higher, the landscape transforms into a rugged terrain. Marvel at the panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, including Mardi Himal and Machhapuchhre, from High Camp. Take in the pure mountain air and spend the night in a teahouse.
The highlight of the trek awaits as you trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp, situated at the foot of the magnificent Mardi Himal peak. Bask in the awe-inspiring views of the Himalayan panorama, and savor this unforgettable moment. Descend to Siding village and bid farewell to the mountains as we drive back to Pokhara. Celebrate the successful completion of your trek and spend the night in Pokhara.
After breakfast, enjoy a scenic drive back to Kathmandu, reflecting on the memories of your incredible journey. Once in Kathmandu, check into your hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Explore the bustling streets of Thamel, indulge in some souvenir shopping, or simply relax and unwind.
Take the day to rest and rejuvenate in Kathmandu. Catch up on some well-deserved rest after your trek or explore more of the city's cultural attractions. In the evening, join us for a memorable farewell dinner at a traditional Nepali restaurant. Indulge in delicious local cuisine and reflect on your journey with your fellow trekkers and our team.
After breakfast, our team will transfer you to the airport for your departure. Bid farewell to the enchanting land of Nepal, carrying with you the cherished memories of your adventure and the majestic beauty of the Himalayas.