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We will be staying at Manaslu hotel, Hotel Tibet or similar hotel 3 star in Kathmandu: and guesthouses during the trek. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional. Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.
All meals will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners for guests. While on trek, we have breakfast and dinner in the tea-houses/lodges we spend the night and lunch on our way to the next destination. Nepalese, Tibetan, the more common continental and Indian cuisines are common choices in the menu.
PHYSICAL CONDITION REQUIREMENT
Discovery Mountain Trek can offer advice and recommendations about health requirements but it is the individual responsibility of each trekker to acquire any necessary documents and medical care. The information on the technical sheet provided is indicative, it is your responsibility to check with the authorities concerned for the exact requirements for your chosen destination at the time of travel. If you do not obtain any necessary medical consultations or travel documents and are not allowed to enter a country, or suffer personal injury or death as a result, we have no liability to you for any cost, loss or damage which you suffer nor will we refund you the cost of any unused portion of your travel arrangements. It is your responsibility to comply with the regulations and procedures of police, customs and health at all times throughout your trip.
BEST TIME TO TRAVEL
The best time to travel in Nepal is in spring (February to May) and autumn (September to November). The temperature is moderate in these seasons and guarantees amazing views through the trip. Although this trek can be undertaken during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.
GUIDE & STAFF ARRANGEMENT
The most significant thing that makes this trek enjoyable and memorable is the skilled, experienced and helpful Guide and crew member who have the ability of guiding our trek on the mountain smoothly. Our trip will be led by the best and most professional Guide. All of Discovery Mountain Trekking Guide’s are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, skills and personal aptitude. With an objective of sustaining local communities, Discovery Mountain Trek only employs local Staff, who have knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of their local region.
We are firmly committed to porter rights. We make sure that all our porters are well treated, well paid and we provide the level of shelter, clothing and footwear that these harsh environments demand. Porters who become sick are treated with the same care and attention as other team members and we have previously used helicopters – at our expense – to rescue porters from dangerous situations. We support the work of the International Porter Protection Group (IPPG), making our resources available to them to help improve the working conditions of the porters. International Porters Progress Group.
Nepal is stunningly beautiful, but equally fragile in the mountain region. Future generations have just as much of a right to appreciate it as much as we do. Therefore, we believe that the tourism industry has an obligation to protect and preserve it. Discovery Mountain Trek employs a ‘zero impact’ policy on the natural environment and the traditional communities that live there. Discovery Mountain Trek, therefore, enforces a number of do and don’t. Please talk to your trek Guide to avoid environmental impacts.
It is a condition upon joining any of Discovery Mountain Trek trips that all clients be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please note that we don’t arrange or sell insurance.
This trek’s itinerary is planned with a high degree of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Going up at higher altitudes too fast causes a medical condition serious enough to result in death. The higher the altitude, the less oxygen will be in the air. For example, at an altitude above of 5000m, there is 50% less oxygen than at sea level. Therefore, our body needs many days to adapt to an environment with less oxygen. During this trip, one day we take rest in somewhere which will help us acclimatize to the high altitude.
This list is a guideline to help you pack for your adventure. Also understand that the items listed below will vary a little according to the season and the trek duration. Those items marked by an asterisk (*) are provided by Discovery Mountain Trek inclusive in the service. The weight limit for your luggage is 15 kg.
1 sleeping bag: -10° or -15° (*)
Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
FROM HEAD TO TOE
A cap or sunhat
2-pair of thermals
Thick walking socks
Hat and scarf
A pair of high rise walking boots
Lightweight waterproof over trousers
Discovery Mountain Trek’s down Jacket (*)
Discovery Mountain Trek’s half T-shirt (*)
Long sleeve thermal tops and full-length long johns
A light fleece or equivalent (plus extra warm layers if necessary)
A breathable windproof, water proof jacket (Gore-Tex…)
A pair of sandals or equivalent casual shoes for cities, villages and evenings
Long-sleeved and short sleeved t-shirts, preferably in quick-drying technical material.
1 medium shoulder bag: 50-70 liter cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon
A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables,
Tissue /toilet roll
Wet wipes (baby wipes)
Female hygiene products
Anti-bacterial hand wash
1 compass or GPS (optional)
1 medium-sized quick drying towel
1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries
1 skin-blister repair kit
Cough and/or cold medicine
Water purification tablets or water filter
Small personal first-aid kit simple and light
Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Discovery Mountain Trek & Expeditions Company is a trustworthy and registered Company under the laws of Nepal Tourism Industry and accepts your bookings under the following terms and conditions.
booking your trip with Discovery Mountain Trek accept with terms and conditions of sale. Every trekker is required to complete the form of registrations. At the time of registration, Trekker’s are expected to pay a deposit 25% of total cost to complete your booking. Please note the trip cost is required to make in advance as per the company policy, this deposit help us to make confirm reservation of Hotels in City, domestic flights and all other trip arrangements for final trip booking. Along with deposit we need detailed name lists of participants, same as passport, Gender, Nationality, Date of birth, passport number, passport issue, expiry dates and profession. You need to send us passport copy, photo identity and e-ticket by e-mail for all trips in Nepal.
If any reason you have to cancel your trip, we Discovery Mountain Trek require written confirmation of your decision. The amount you have paid to us will be refunded according to the following terms:
I reserve the right to revise pricing rates declared under any circumstances, or on the pressure of various external factors that are further than our control, for instance changes in exchange rate, government action etc. But, I declared forth effort to keep on the present rate. In case of minor increase in flights fares, hotels or other related factors, we don’t revise the cost of the trip which was already confirmed and booked by deposit.
RISK & RESPONSIBILITY
Your safety and enjoyment is my prime concern. I therefore carry out my responsibility honestly & sincerely to ensure your holiday trouble – free as well as you have desired. Nevertheless, unless stated otherwise, trip may be change under uncertain and inherent circumstances such as land-slides, road blockage, flood, snow political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay arrival, sickness or accidents etc. Any extra cost incurring there is your personal responsibility and should be borne on the spot.
Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Discovery Mountain Trek. Please note that your guide has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. The guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required. Bad weather in mountain regions can cause domestic flight delays, particularly in the Everest, Lukla, Jomsom, phaplu, Kanchenjunga and any other remote mountain regions in Nepal
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The Mardi Himal trail is one of the least frequented trekking routes in western Nepal. This trek offers you untouched and pristine beauty of the Annapurna Region. As it is still less exposed when compared to regular routes, you will come across far less trekkers visiting Mardi Himal. The untrodden tracks of the majestic valleys are waiting to be explored. The rough roads to Mardi are lined with quaint villages with equally diverse lifestyle laden with panoramic views of the Annapurna Range.
This program can be booked for spring when the rhododendrons are in full bloom, offering you an added delight of the trek. Also, if you want to book it for autumn, you will see clear skies against the mesmerizing views of mountains ahead. You need a regular walking habit to go on this moderate trek. If you want to have a beautiful introductory tour of the Annapurna Region, this is probably the best program in Nepal.
Laden with unique and diverse natural grace, the villages and viewpoints along the way will offer you panoramic views of the peaks. The rich biodiversity mixed with hospitality of the people will leave you enriched with a unique experience of Nepal. The green hills, captivating waterfalls, dense mossy forests of oak and juniper – will inspire you to trek further in an immensely beautiful experience. And if it was not enough, the gushing rivers that you’ll pass through and the stunning mountain views that you’ll witness, will leave an indelible mark in your memory.
Mardi Himal trekking program is known for its views of Annapurna Range and the immersive experience of a beautiful region of Nepal. Some of the peaks visible during this trek are Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail (or Machhapuchhre), Hiunchuli, and other peaks. The lofty views will be some of best you can have of the Annapurna mountain range. We will begin from Pokhara and takes you through the scenic villages Pothana, Sidhing, Landruk, and other time-worn villages – all of which have unique experience in store.
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our staff will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. You can have the rest of the day to yourself. Later, you’ll be given a brief about the trip ahead.
To reach Kande first you have to drive to Pokhara. You will be taking a scenic route along Trishuli River. The drive will take around six to seven hours through winding hilly roads. Once you arrive at Pokhara, take a brief stop. Then coming out of Pokhara, it’s a scenic drive along the rivers and hills. After an hour or so we arrive at Kande where we take a break and start the actual trekking. The trek from Kande takes more than an hour to Australian Camp. It’s in fact a village known for its beautiful views of Annapurna an Manaslu Mountain Ranges. Stay tonight at Australian Camp.
Start early after a good breakfast. The scenic journey will take you along a gradual ascending trail at first. Then we will descend to a place called Pothana. Slightly ahead is the entry point of ACAP, or Annapurna Conservation Area Project where the entry tickets and TIMS cards are registered. We will formally enter Annapurna Region and gradually climb up to Deurali. Take a brief break here, then proceed through a thick forest to arrive at Kokar, aka Forest Camp. Stay overnight in a lodge among the forest clearings.
As soon as we have breakfast, we will begin the six hour trek to Low Camp. First the trail passes through the dense woods to a place called Rest Camp. Aptly obeying the name, we will take a break at Rest Camp, and then head to “Cloud Forest” – a thick vegetation of orchids, ferns, mossy trees, and lichens. Intermittently through the woods, we’ll have glimpses of Hiunchuli and other peaks of southern Annapurna. Arriving at Mardi Low Camp we will have wonderful close-up views of Machhapuchhre. Here, we will stay for the night.
Today we will actually trek up a portion of Mardi Himal – to a place called Mardi High Camp, or simply, High Camp. Leaving behind Low Camp, we will trek through the thin forest. Coming out of the forest, we will come to “Badal Hill” or “Cloud Hill”. As if the naming conventions were reserved for this program, “Cloud Hill” is where you can see mesmerizing views of clouds floating below your eye level. Take a break here and head to High Camp. At 3,900 meters, the High Camp has rare and astonishing views of the peaks ahead. Camp here for the night.
Wake up before sunrise and begin the walk up a ridge towards Mardi Base Camp. Again, the naming system! How can you trek towards the Base Camp when you are already starting from High Camp? It’s like this – the High Camp we start from today lies outside the periphery of the actual mountain (Mardi Himal), the real base of which is Mardi Himal Base Camp. So, you will be starting from outside the mountain – and be walking towards the real base of Mardi Himal. Along the way you will walk through grassy roads that slope on either side. Tread carefully through the ridge where you might see Danphe, the national bird of Nepal. Trek along the ridge to reach at a vantage point (Mardi Himal Base Camp) located at an elevation of 4,500 meters. From here, you can enjoy superb panoramic views of Annapurna peaks. After a session of rest and relaxation, return to High Camp for the night.
On our way back from the High Camp, we will take a slightly different route. Once we arrive at Low Camp, we will descend on the trail to Sidhing. This beautiful village is serene and untouched by modernization. Tonight you will probably sleep in a homestay.
Start at leisure in the morning. First you will descend from Sidhing enjoying the wonderful views of the snowcapped peaks. You will pass through some villages. For a couple of hours you will trek and take brief rests along the way until we arrive at Lumre. Here, you will get on a bus or a private vehicle and drive to Pokhara. In Pokhara, you can enjoy the rest of day sipping beer by the lake or, if you feel like it, resting in the hotel room. In the evening though, do not miss the “Thakali” daal-bhaat.
Today you drive to Kathmandu from Pokhara. Once you are in the capital, have a free day enjoying shopping, hot-water bathing, relaxing in a sauna, or simply seeing around town.
Today after breakfast we will start visit you to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu which are also listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. you visit the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath), which is also one of the largest stupas in the world. At noon, we get our equipment checked by our climbing leader.
According to your schedule, we will take you to the airport for your flight ahead.