Mardi Himal and Khopra Ridge Trek

13 Days

Outline Itinerary:-

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m /4,264 ft).
  • Day 02: fly to Pokhara then drive to Dhampus Phedi then trek to Pothana (1900m)
  • Day 03: Pothana trek to forest camp (2554m)
  • Day 04: Forest Camp trek to High Camp (3900m)
  • Day 05: High camp to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500m) and back to High Camp 
  • Day 06: Trek to landruk village (1565m)
  • Day 07: Landruk trek to Tadapani (2610m)
  • Day 08: Tadapani trek to Bayeli Kharka (3450m)
  • Day 09: Bayeli Kharka trek to Chistibung (2975m)
  • Day 10: Trek to Khopra ridge (3660m)
  • Day 11: Khopra excursion trip (maximum 4600m)
  • Day 12: Trek from khopra danda to tatopani (from sea level 1250 M. (nature hot spring)
  • Day 13: early morning drive from tatopani (nature hot spring) to pokhara (from sea level 860 M.) by private four wheel jeep 

Welcome to the beautiful city of Kathmandu!!! Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, and after the completion of your custom formalities, a representative of Pariwar Holidays will meet you at the arrival gate and escort you to one of the best hotels of Thamel. After your check-in at the hotel, you can either visit our office or hang around the hotel. At the evening, upon our reception, Pariwar Holidays will organize a welcome dinner and cultural shows program at an excellent traditional Nepalese restaurant of Thamel.

Overnight Kathmandu hotel with breakfast.

After the breakfast drive to Kathmandu domestic airport then 30 minute flight to pokhara and same day We will start our day early and take an hour long drive to Phedi, from where we will commence our Mardi Himal trek. We will start the trek by climbing the stairs from Phedi. The trail ascends all the way to Pothana through the rhododendron and pine forests until we reach Dhampus, a Gurung village known for its magnificent views of Annapurna range, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu. We will continue our ascent until we reach the small village of Pothana, surrounded by forests and exhibiting marvelous mountain views. We stay Overnight at Teahouse.

After a heavy breakfast, we start our trek with a steep uphill climb through thick forest along the beautiful views of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. The forest is home for many rare wildlife and we may see rare birds and animals along the way. After walking for around five hours we will reach Forest Camp .Overnight at Teahouse.

The trail from Forest Camp to the high camp follows a steep ascent through rhododendron and juniper forests. The pattern for the day is a steeper climbing to get over a hillock, then relatively flat for a while and again start the ascent. On reaching the top, we will be highly rewarded with the magnificent, breathtaking views of the Annapurna range and Mount Macchapuchre. Overnight at tea house.

Today we get up early in the morning. After breakfast, packing lunch in our bags we hike to the absolute highlight of our trek, the Mardi Himal Base Camp located at 4500m. we walk steeply upwards on the grassy slopes. Reaching the Upper View Point the path becomes very narrow for some hundred meters. When it is covered by snow it could be difficult and slippery because both side of the ridge are very steep. If the weather is good we will see the magnificent peaks of Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchre and Mardi himal. From the Upper View Point it takes around 30 minute to Mardi Himal Base Camp. Coming down to the High Camp it would take us 3 to 4 hours. We stay overnight in High Camp Teahouse.

Today we follow a trek to landruk village. This is huge village that is on the way to Annapurna Base Camp. We will come to the junction that separates us between the trail heading to Low Camp on the left and Landruk on the right so we take the right one. Descending further will again bring us back inside the forest where the trail is so peaceful and quite. Turning one and another circle we will than reach Landruk Village for overnight stay. Overnight at Teahouse

Today first part we walk down to the river side then steep climb up to Ghandruk Village and continue trek to Tadapani, it is quite long walking. Ghandruk is quite big village in the Annapurna, Nepal. Ghandruk is a popular place for treks in the Annapurna range of Nepal, with easy trails and various accommodation possibilities. After Ghandruk village we are walking through the huge green jungle with different trees and animals. Finally you reach at Tadapani; most of walking time sees the excellent mountains views and vistas. Overnight at Teahouse

After breakfast, you will leave the main trail for next five days we will walk in a remote area of the Annapurna region. We begin our trek by entering into the beautiful rhododendron and oak forest on upward trail. Then after small decent we continue climb gradual and soon you will emerged above the tree line to superb views of the Annapurna range. You will take lunch on the way and then continue to climb gradually we cross several pass ,where the trail descends through rhododendron to an open clearing known as Bayeli Kharka, and the lodge. From the lodge, we enjoy great views of Dhaulagiri which is the seventh highest mountain in the world. Overnight at community lodge

After breakfast we will descends through open ground and beautiful forest to reach pastures of lower Chistibung. Then the trail continues through forests, ascending gradually and passing through several buffalo grazing pasture before reaching upper chistibung which is temporary herder’s settlement. It will be high chances to see the Himalaya pheasant and Himalayan Thar on the grassy ridge above the trail. Overnight at community lodge

To reach the ridge of khopra, we embark on a steady climb above the tree line through alpine meadows and pastures. This area is noted for wildlife. As we approach Khopra, we go for a short walk down to viewpoint overlooking Kali Gandaki river far below in the deep alley and we can see the majestic views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range. Overnight at community lodge

Today is long exploring day to Khayar Lake (4600m) from where we attain excellent views of mountain, green valley and river George but it is long day trip and only strong people able to do this trip. Khayer Lake is very famous for Hindu belief on the occasion of Janai Purnima. It is believed that bathing in this lake will help to attain Nirvana. Along the side of lake, we can see a number of Hindu and Buddhist shrines. The views of nature’s beauty are mesmerizing. The client who does not want to walk all the way to the lake, a half day walk from Khopra can also be arranged. Overnight at community lodge

Get a good glimpse of the landscape views and walk downhill to get to the village of Tatopani. The walk is mostly in a managed path. We will relax and enjoy the hot springs at Tatopani.

Overnight at tea house.

We will get back to the lake city of Pokhara with a short drive on the Beni-Jomsom Road to get duly on the Pokhara-Baglung Highway.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • All airport and hotel transfers.
  • Good hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Welcome and farewell dinners.
  • Tea house/Lodge accommodation during trek.
  • All meals during trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Tea/Coffee)
  • All private transport with driver regarding itinerary.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara to kathmandu round trip flight tickets and airport departure taxes.
  • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging.
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion).
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS ).
  • A comprehensive medical kit.
  • All government and local taxes.

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs).
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary).
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc).
  • Tips for guides and porters.

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Mardi Himal and Khopra Ridge Trek
From $890
/ Adult
  • 1-12 people.
  • 4600
  • Nepal
  • Moderate
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek.
  • Hotel accomodation in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek.
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