Mardi Himal Trekking with Children, 10 Days
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Mardi Himal Trekking with Children, 10 Days

Days: 10 / Difficulty: 3 of 5 (Moderate to strenuous)

Mardi Himal Trekking with Children is a short and quite trek in the Annapurna region which allows your children to thoroughly enjoy vivid faces of nature. Mardi Himal Trekking trail lies in the east of Annapurna Base Camp trail and offers a stunning view of snow-capped mountains such as Annapurna (8091m), Mardi Himal (5553m), Hiunchuli (6443m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), and other peaks visible form Annapurna region. This sight of exquisite beauty and purity in the off-the-beaten trails of Mardi Himal will make you and your children spellbound. 

On this short 10 days of Mardi Himal Trekking with Children, you get to trek on the solitary trail with no human settlements and only unspoiled and tranquil nature. The forests are deep, dark, and magical giving you feel no less than a fairyland. The rhododendron forests, on the other hand, are colorful and beautiful, with the pink, red and white carpet of petals on the ground. The waterfalls, suspension bridges, and many other elements are sure to make the journey interesting. Mardi Himal Trek is a hidden gem that people are yet to discover. Therefore, the trail is not crowded at all with all of the natural setting intact in its true form, giving you and your child an opportunity to feel close to nature and also to understand the importance of nature. In the lower areas of the trek, your children may get to interact with the local children of the Himalayas and maybe understand about hardships of life, and find beauty in simple living. Petting the horses, yaks, donkeys, dogs, and other animals of the Himalayas, the children will forget all the pain and fatigue of this moderate trek. 

Swiss Family Treks and Expedition believes that no experience is more fulfilling than traveling with your family, and trekking in the remote Himalayas is just the cherry on top. Our experienced guides and porters who are fluent in speaking English will surely keep your child entertained as they are extremely friendly. For this trek, you can hire a porter to carry your child (we provide carriers imported from Europe). 

Highlights of the Trekking:  

  • Panoramic and closed views of Annapurna massif, explore in the valley, 
  • Unobstructed sunrise and sunset view, picturesque villages, 
  • Experiencing with life style and culture of Gurung people who is very famous for Gorkha arm, 
  • Walking in the narrow and stone paved trail, waterfalls, walking through dense Rhododendron forest and even more beautiful in Spring,
  • Scenic mountain flight to and from Pokhara, explore lake city of Pokhara, 

Facts of the Mardi Himal Trekking
Trek Region: Annapurna Region
Types of Trek: Trekking 
Duration: 10 Days
Highest Elevation: 4450m
Mode of Trek: Lodge or Tea-house
Grade: Strenuous 
Average Walking: 5-6 hours in a day
Trek Start/End: Kathmandu
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations: 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara and normal tea-houses/lodges during the trek
Best Season: Autumn (Sep-Oct-Nov) and Spring (March-April-May) 
Transportation by: Domestic Flight and Private Vehicle
Culture Experience: Majority of Gurung and mix culture
Major Mountain Sights:  Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) 6993m, Annapurna I 8091m, Annapurna South 7219m, Hiun Chuli 6441m, Mardi Himal 5553m, Annapurna III 7555m, Gangapurna 7454m.

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Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, we will pick you up and transfer you to hotel. After resting at the hotel for some time you can utilize your time to walk around the inner gullies of Kathmandu. Overnight at a 3-star hotel.

Day 2: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara 820m/25minutes and drive to Kande and trek to Pothana 1950m/3hours,
After breakfast, we will travel to Pokhara through a 25 minutes flight over the beautiful landscape. From the Pokhara airport, we drive to Kande which takes about 1 hour. As we start our trekking from Kande, we will first reach Australian Camp, a pretty village with marvelous views of the Annapurna, Manaslu, and Dhaulagiri ranges. A total of 3 hours walk will take us to Pothana. Overnight at lodge.

Day 3: Trek from Pothana to Forest Camp 2550m/5-6hours,
From Pothana, we walk through trails colored in red with rhododendron. Trekking uphill with a view of Machhapuchhre (6993m), we reach Pitam Deurali. Continuing our trek on flag-stone steps, we walk uphill with the view of the Gurung village of Landruk. After trekking for a total of about 5-6 hours, we reach Forest Camp. Your children will thoroughly enjoy the mystical woods and serene views of the mountains and the small settlements, en route. Overnight stay at lodge in Forest Camp.

Day 4: Trek from Forest Camp to Low Camp 3000m/4-5hours,
From Forest Camp, we start ascending uphill. The trail is interesting with lush bamboo, rhododendron and oak forests, and silent trails. As there are no settlements on the way, the trek will be pleasantly peaceful with just the chirping of birds and whistling of the Modi River flowing in distance. On reaching Low Camp after 4-5 hours of walk, you can enjoy peaceful and quality time with your children, looking at the mountains and the clear sky. Overnight at lodge in Low Camp.

Day 5: Trek from Low Camp to High Camp 3900m/4-5hours,
This day has a lot of uphill climbs. Walking over lush green grass slopes will be a joyful moment. As we move upwards, the silver mountains will reign over the skyline whereas the river and valleys make for pleasant scenery below. The journey to High Camp takes about 4-5 hours. Overnight at lodge in High Camp.

Day 6: Explore from High Camp — Upper View Point 4450m — High Camp, 5-6 hours
On this day, we will reach the highest altitude of the trek at Upper View Point (4450m). From High Camp, we hike up to Upper View Point and then return back to High Camp. In case of snowfall, the trail gets even more exciting and challenging. In case of clear weather, you can enjoy the radiance of the mountains. From Upper View Point, we will be greeted with an amazing vista of Annapurna I (8091m), Mardi Himal (5553m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), Gandharwa Chuli (6248m), Annapurna South (7219m), Gangapurna (7454m), and other Himalayas of Annapurna region. After relishing the view for some time, we hike back to High Camp for the overnight stay at lodge. 

Day 7: Trek from High Camp to Siding village 1,750m/5-6 hours
From High Camp, we will slowly start to return. We trace our way back to Low Camp with the mountains on the backdrop. Descending on Nange Danda across several small streams, we arrive in Siding. Siding is a village rich in culture and also the first settlement you enter after the trek in the quite terrain. Thus, this place can be a great place to keep the children occupied. Overnight at lodge in Siding.

Day 8: Trek from Siding to Lumre and drive to Pokhara- 3 hours walking and 2 hours driving.
From Siding, we head towards Lumre following Mardi Khola downstream. The day has a short trail of about 3 hours. On reaching Lumre, we will drive on our private 4WD to reach Pokhara. The drive to Pokhara will be of about 2 hours. You can enjoy around the Lakeside in the evening. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Pokhara.

Day 9: Morning Hike to World Peace Stupa and afternoon fly back to Kathmandu
After a successful trek to the Mardi Himal, we hike one more day to the World Peace Stupa. World Peace Stupa is a peaceful Buddhist shrine from where you can get a bird's eye view of Phewa Lake and whole Pokhara Valley along with the stunning panorama of the Annapurna massif and Machhapuchhre (6993m). In the afternoon, we will fly back to Kathmandu and our staff will drop you at hotel. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu. 

Day 10: Final Departure from Kathmandu
After breakfast in hotel, our staff will drop you off at the airport to connect you with your flight back to home or other destination. 

Note: Depending on the ages of children, they get discount in trek cost and domestic flight ticket cost accordingly. 

Booking open now. Join us on a Mardi Himal Trekking in 2018 or 2019

Customize Your Mardi Himal Trekking: The package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at snftnepal@yahoo.de

NOTE: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks & Expedition GmbH. The charges must be paid by clients themselves.
Trip is available

Price Adult below 12 years below 6 years
USD 1,255 1,035 935
EUR 1.182 975 881
SFr 1.259 1.038 938

Our Mardi Himal Trekking Package includes;
* Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up and transfer by private car/van.
* 3 nights accommodation in twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at 3* hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
* Domestic flight tickets from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu and airport tax.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot/cold filter water during the Lodge trek.
* Lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
* 1 experienced helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples), their food & accommodation, salary, equipment & insurance.
* All transportation by private vehicle.
* Annapurna Conservation Area Permit.
* All necessary permits.
* Office Service charge
* All Government Tax.



Our Mardi Himal Trekking  Package doesn't include;
* Any meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu and Pokhara other than breakfast.
* Travel insurance (if you want us to arrange your travel insurance, we would greatly be happy to assist).
* International air fare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fee.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet.
* Personal Trekking Equipment like sleeping bags, jackets (can all be hired in KTM)
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, domestic flight delays, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Horse renting and additional porters during the trek.
* Tips for guide, porters, driver...                                                
                                                     Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.


Mardi Himal Trekking with Children, 10 Days


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