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Machapuchare Mardi Himal Trek

| 16 Days

“Traveling Tends to Magnify all Human Emotions.”

Machapuchare Mardi Himal Trek is a newly opened trekking route in Nepal which is also commonly referred as Machapuchare Model Trek. Trekkers are presented with eye-catching brilliant views of snow-capped mountains, diversified flora and fauna along with a personal look at the lifestyle and traditions of the local communities.

The beginning phase of our journey takes us to Pokhara from Kathmandu city and then continues onward to Phedi town where we start our trekking towards Pothana village. With a perfect blend of rich natural trails and cultural heritage of diverse ethnic groups like Gurung, Tamang, Magar, Damai, Kami, Sarki, and Brahmins, the magnificent views of nearby Himalayas like Mt. Mardi, Mt. Machapuchare, and Annapurna Himalayan ranges can be thoroughly enjoyed during the trekking period.

Moreover, the west base camp of Mardi Himal is one of the major viewpoint of this trek where stunning Himalayan sceneries can be relished upon by it’s visitors. Additionally, we get an opportunity to experience the fascinating combination of rich flora & fauna, mountain forest, varied bird species and natural hot springs which are some of the supplementary attractions for all kinds of travelers and explores. The Mardi river valley in Rivan & Lahachok area is an appropriate place for activities like swimming, fishing and watching various species of migrant birds. Other attractions include a tea garden and a natural cave formed by rock & limestone. Later, after reaching Mardi Himal Base Camp, we are planned to descend back down by passing through villages of Karchon, Hile Kharka, Annate Thanti and ultimately get back to Pokhara city where we plan on ending our trek.

Even though this trek can be done all throughout the entire year, it is largely recommended during Spring months of March to May and Autumn months of September to November. Contact Euro-Asia right now to join our Machapuchare Mardi Himal Trek for unforgettable trekking experiences at newly discovered trails.

Trip Map

Trip Facts

  • Duration: 16 Days
  • Country visited: Nepal
  • Trip starts from: Kathmandu
  • Trip End in: Kathmandu
  • Max. Altitude: 4500m
  • Activity: Trekking
  • Trip Grade:
  • Accommodation: Lodge, Hotel
  • Transpotation: Car, Bus, Plane
  • Group size: Min. 2 pax
  • Activity Per Day: Daily Walking – 5 to 6 Hrs

Price include

  • Guided City Tour in Kathmandu Valley and Pokhara.
  • Country side drives Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu.
  • Scenic views of Mountains and Landscapes.
  • Melodramatic villages and terraced farmlands.
  • Several Tibetan village settlements before reaching Mardi Himal

Price Exclude

  • Guided City Tour in Kathmandu Valley and Pokhara.
  • Country side drives Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu.
  • Scenic views of Mountains and Landscapes.
  • Melodramatic villages and terraced farmlands.
  • Several Tibetan village settlements before reaching Mardi Himal

Day to Day itinerary

    Day 01: Arrival
  • Welcome by our representative at the airport, transfer to hotel in Kathmandu. In evening welcome dinner.

    Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
  • After breakfast we are going to do some sightseeing activities today. As planned, we are going to explore some of the most iconic UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu city: Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple and lastly Kathmandu Durbar Square and evening drive back to hotel.

    Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

  • Day 03: Drive to Pokhara
  • After breakfast drive to Pokhara. A very scenic drive lasts for about 6 hrs through the beautiful riverbanks & gorges. After reaching to Pokhara you will visit Seti george, Davis fall & Bindubasini temple.
    Known as the city of lakes and the starting point for trekking destination and the second largest city of Nepal is Pokhara. The Barahi temple in the middle of the big lake which is the most fascinating landmark in Pokhara and the reflection of snow-capped mountain in the lake is so serene and magnificent that you will remember it for your entire life. With the closer view of Annapurna range and Mt. Fish tail you will feel close to nature and mysticism. The other destinations in Pokhara that you will not want to miss out are Devin’s fall, Bindabasini Temple, Seti George, Buddhist monasteries and the hike to Peace Pagoda which brings you close to the nature and to the different spectrum of life style in this magnificent city.

    Stay overnight at Pokhara.

  • Day 04: Drive from Pokhara to Phedi and trek to Pothana(1950m)
  • We start our Machhapuchhre Mardi Himal Trek as we take 30 minutes of drive from Pokhara to Phedi on a good road and then start our trekking activity towards Pothana which is 1950 meters above sea level. It would take around 4 hours to reach our destination.

    Stay overnight at Pothana.

  • Day 05: Trek from Pothana to Koke (Forest camp 2600m)
  • After having our breakfast, we make our way passing through beautiful forests for around 6 hours with lunch break and short stops on the way to finally arrive at forest camp which is also locally known as Koke.

    Stay overnight at Koke.

  • Day 06: Trek from Forest Camp to Eakle Deurali (3500m)
  • We start our day with a healthy breakfast and ascend gradually through beautiful landscapes, forests and river streams towards Eakle Deurali which is 3500 meters above sea level.  Today our trekking activity would be around 6 hours and finally we take a rest at local tea house.

    Stay overnight at Eakle Deurali.

  • Day 07: Trek from Eakle Deurali to Bagale deurali (3900m)
  • Leaving behind Eakle Deurali we follow the trails towards our next site, Bagale Deurali which is just couple of hundred meters above the first one. We get there enjoying the great mountainous and landscape views. Trekking activity would be approx 6 hours today.

    Stay overnght at Bagale deurali.

  • Day 08: Trek from Bagale Deurali to Mardi Himal base camp west (4452m)
  • Today is the most important day of our Machhapuchhre Mardi Himal Trek when we reach an altitude of 4452 meters above sea level after making 7 hours of walking through beautiful villages.  We arrive at Mardi Himal Base Camp West which offers the spectacular views of snow capped mountains like Annapurna Himalayan range, Machhapuchhre, Himchuli and others. We get the most beautiful, unique and close view of Mt.Machhapuchhre from here. Finally after rewarding day of trek.

    Stay overnight at Mardi Himal base camp west.

  • Day 09 :Trek back to Sirkha Kharka (3460m)
  • From today, we start gradually descending towards low altitudes. And we trek back towards Sika Kharkha today. It is a beautiful pasture land with amazing views of landscapes, villages, and nearby glorious Himalayas. It will be around 8 hours of walking.

    Stay overnight at Sirkha Kharka.

  • Day 10: Trek from Sirkha Kharka to Karchon (3682m)
  • After having our instant meal, our Machhapuchhre Mardi Himal Trek descents through beautiful forests to Karchon which is 3682 meters above sea level. After 7 hours of downhill trek.

    Stay overnight at Karchon.

  • Day 11: Trek from Karchon to Samsur deurali (2939m)
  • As we descend further, we get to explore local cultures and traditions of Gurungs, Magars.  We arrive at Samsur deurali at the end of the day.

    Stay overnight at Samsur deurali.

  • Day 12: Trek from Samsur Deurali to Hile kharka (2160m)
  • The day begins with great breakfast at our tea house and we start further exploring the nature along with local cultures and head towards Hile Kharka. It would normally take around 7 hours of walk.

    Stay overnight at Hile kharka.

  • Day 13: Trek from Hile Kharka to Rimdang village (1430m)
  • Today the trail descends drastically around700 meters through relaxing forests and beautiful terraced farmlands and lovely villages. After getting completely immersed into best of nature and culture, we towards Rimdang Village after 7 hours of trekking activity.

    Stay overnight at Rimdang village.

  • Day 14: Trek from Rimdang Village to Annate thanti and drive back to Pokhara
  • Today is the final day of our beautiful short and easy Machapuchare Mardi Himal Trek and we trek for around 5 hours from Rimdang village to Annate Thanti. From there we drive for half an hour on private vehicle towards scenic lake city of Pokhara.

    Stay overnight at Pokhara.

  • Day 15: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Have breakfast in Pokhara and drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu. Lunch on the way to Kathmandu.

    At evening Farewell Dinner.

    Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

  • Day 16: Departure
  • After breakfast transfer to the airport to fly to onward destination.



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