Mardi Himal situated in the Annapurna region and this mountain is the most southerly of the Annapurna range. From some viewpoints it seems little more than an outlier on the south-west flank of Machhapuchhare. Once again it was Col. Jimmy Roberts who, with two Sherpas, climbed to the summit by a route on its East Flank in 1961. The normal route of ascent reaches a col from a glaciated amphitheater that rises above a hidden plateau; the 'Other Sanctuary', as Roberts calls it. Although another route has been made on the south-West Face, Roberts' route is the only recorded line and the one used on most subsequent ascents.
Apparently, the peak has commanding view of the Annapurna ranges and undoubtedly a spectacular one of Machhapuchhare the "Himalayan Matterhorn", better known as Fish Tail Peak. Few westerners visit the valleys and ridges south of Mardi Himal. They are steep sided and heavily wooded with bamboo and rhododendron. Above the forest high alpine pastures provide good grazing and a habitat for undisturbed wildlife. Despite it lowly altitude the mountain obviously has a great deal of potential for those interested in small-scale exploratory mountaineering and the ridges, already mentioned, present obvious climbing challenges at a reasonable standard.
Destination: Mardi Himal
Trip duration: 15 Days
Grade: Strenuous Plus
Activity: Sightseeing, trekking and climbing
Starts in: Kathmandu
Ends in: Kathmandu
Accommodation: Hotel, camping or lodge (tea house)
Transportation: Flights, private car or tourist bus
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport, transfer to the selected hotel.
Day 02: Half day sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.
Day 03: Drive or fly to Pokhara (850m)
Day 04: Pokhara to Phedi by car, Phedi to Dhampus trek (1600m)
Day 05: Dhampus to Machhapuchre forest.
Day 06: Camp at 2250m
Day 07: Camp at 3400m
Day 08: Camp at 4100m
Day 09: Camp at 4600m
Day 10: To summit at (5587m) and back to low camp (4100m)
Day 11: Camp at Near to Mardi River (2800m)
Day 12: Trek to PKR, transfer to hotel.
Day 13: Drive or fly to Kathmandu (1300m). Overnight hotel.
Day 14: Free day at Kathmandu. Evening join the farewell dinner.
Day 15: Transfer to the airport for final departure to your home.
Note: The above information is just a guide and standard pattern of what we provide. The trip can be tailored at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. On adventure trips of this type, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are needed the person in charge will make a decision what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does arise, we do everything we can to reduce its effect, but we cannot be liable for the results of changes or delays.
The cost of each climbing differs as per the size of group, choice of hotel, client's interest of service and amendments in our itinerary. Our prices are very reasonable for the services we cater.
|Group Size||Rate US$||Additional P/P US$|
|1-4 persons||350.00 only|
|5-8 persons||350.00 plus||40.00(per person)|
|9-12 persons||510.00 plus||25.00(per person)|
Note: Maximum number of members in team is 12.
Garbage deposit for all 33 NMA Peaks
An amount of US$250.00 should be deposited to NMA as garbage deposited to get permit to all 33 NMA peaks except the Thorang peak which we have to deposit USD 500 to Nepal Bank Limited.
The refund shall be made as per the provisions made by NMA.
Freshly cook food on full board basis will be provided both on trekking and climbing sections through the best provided lodges and by our experienced and trained cook during the climbing respectively, foods are high level of balance diet, hygiene and safety. Three meals (Nepali, Sherpa, and Tibetan, Continental, Italian and Indian cusions) will be provided both in lodges and during the camp. Each day dinner and breakfast will be provided in the same lodge/camp you spend the night. Lunch camp will be fixed on a pleasant surrounding…
While packing for "Peak Climbing in Nepal" certain gears are essential to be considered. Please click here for the comprehensive packing list for this trip.
Mardi Himal Climbing itinerary is a mixture of lodges and tents accommodations while you are on the mountain. Actually trek part we accommodate on the best lodges/guest house and has been chosen according their eco-friendliness, best location, hygiene and friendly nature. On climbing section will accommodate with comfortable two men camping tent, foam mattress, 4 season sleeping bag. We maintain standard & comfort in every means with best of our knowledge, experiences and costs. All accommodations on trekking/climbing lodge & tent is based on twin share. We provide standard hotels in Kathmandu with breakfast.
Mission Eco Trek is professionals at operating at high-altitude. Each trip we run has a realistic acclimatization programme. Our entire adventure trips are designed to allow gradual height gain, spread over a number of days. High altitude is not predictable sickness, so there is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude but, for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent to height will produce minimal effects. We can provide 'Gamow Bag' as a precautionary measure as per your request on renting basis. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. All trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude sickness, and our leaders, guides and staffs are well trained to administer them and to know the symptoms.
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