you can be done within a eight days trek from Pokhara. You will be travelling to Pokhara from Kathmandu either by tourist bus (7 hours drive) or the plane (30 minute flight) and your trekking starts from the next day when you arrive at Phedi after an hour of drive from Pokhara. Trekking trails leads you to Deurali, forest camp, and High Camp and Mardi Himal base camp and when you return you will be trekking down through the different villages like Sidhing, Lwang and Kharamukh to finish the trekking or back to Low camp turn the left to Landruk, Jhinudanda Hot spring, Syauli bazaar, Birethanti & Nayapul to finish the trekking. You are free after the trek either you stay few more days to enjoy the beauty of Pokhara city (most beautiful city of Nepal) or you can head back to Kathmandu the following day.
Mardi Himal Trek is situated in the eastern part of the Annapunrna Himalayan Range. It is one of the best cultural treks in Annapurna region which is still not popular. That’s why it is a getting famous of the Annapurna region. Mardi Himal Trek is the few trekkers in this region where you will be able to experience real local culture along with great mountain scenery of Mardi Himal, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Annapurna south and Hiuchuli. Mardi Himal trek is the way quieter trekking in Annapurna region where you hardly meet other tourists so Zen Adventure Nepal treks connects you with the friendly local people and offers homestay along the trek. It has just been opened as lodge trek so you have no problem of your food and lodge but you have to go with the way they live and they eat. If you are expecting fancy lodge and food, you better choose other parts of Annapurna trek. Mardi Himal trek can be attempted by any inexperienced trekkers too, you will be walking through the dense forest, with the beauty of flora and fauna. beautiful villages, amazing landscapes, wildlife, panoramic mountain views and unforgettably forest of the Rhododendron flower. This trek leads you up to 4500 meters, the Mardi himal base camp and starts from 800 meters, Phedi. Mardi Himal base camp offers beautiful mountain views of the entire Annapurna range.
In this package, we have included 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu & 3 nights in Pokhara at 2-3 star hotels on BB plan, meals and accommodations during trekking, farewell dinner in Kathmandu, domestic flights from Jomsom to Pokhara, all ground transportation by private car, an experienced guide and porter and all of the government taxes and necessary permits.
Day to Day Itinerary
Day 01:- Arrival in Kathmandu & transfer to hotel (1310m):-
Welcome to the city of temples and the country of Himalayas. Zen Adventure Nepal Treks will happily welcome you at the only Tribhuvan International Airport of Nepal. Our airport representative will be waiting for your arrival with a placard written Zen Adventure Nepal Treks (ZANT) & yours Name, outside the airport terminal. From there you will be transferred to the Hotel by private vehicle. Depending on the flight time and activities we will be joining for a cultural dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant. Enjoy cultural shows, singing, dancing and typical Nepali meals before heading back to hotel.
DAY 02:- Drive to Pokhara (820M), explore lakeside in the evening (7 Hours Drive):-
If the hotel will be able to prepare our breakfast before we head to tourist bus station to catch our transport. The drive is pleasuring through beautiful countryside of this country. The road mostly takes on nearby the thundering rivers that might give us some views of rafters enjoying another part of Nepal. We will be driving via several green hills with views of houses and villages in the cliffs. We will be also welcomed by snowy peaks from the distance in some places. It’s beautiful drive though the road condition is not good everywhere. We will basically have two stops for snacks and lunch along the way. Finally, after reaching Pokhara bus station we will take a cab to drive to hotel. If time permits then we can walk around local markets and lakeside in the evening.
Day 3:- Pokhara to Deurali (2100m/3hrs):-
You drive to the trailhead, the route fromPhedi or Kande is a good one and very few trekkers choose to start the trek from here. The trail is good, first slowly up, then a bit steeper to Australian Camp (or Dhampus ), then after an early lunch slightly uphill to Pothana (1950m) and the ACAP / TIMS checkpoint, then up again to Deurali (2100m). And then overnight at Lodge.
Day 4:- Deurali to Forest Camp (2600m/4 hours):-
There is a right turn in Deurali signposted “Forest Camp” the trail is through jungle, at first up then undulating on the top of a ridge, there is a section just over half way where the trail drops steeply and then slowly gains height and then back onto the ridge and into Forest Camp (2600m) after about 4 hour trekking. There are now few lodges in Forrest Camp. Simple but clean so again a good choice.
Day 05:- Forest Camp to Low Camp (3035m/4 Hours):-
We will have to walk inside the forest for another day but as we reach higher the vegetation changes with more rhododendron trees. This is another pleasant day for us letting us walk in the peaceful route. The trail is steep at the beginning however changes to gradual climbing after awhile. We will have some random views of snowy Himalayan peaks. The view of Machhapuchhre peak is superb from Low Camp. This is very small places with only couple of lodges opened for providing basic meals and accommodation to trekkers.
DAY 06:- Low Camp to High Camp (3590m/4 Hours):-
We have another pleasant walking here with stunning views of close Himalayas in front of us. As we climb higher the route also becomes open and spacious as there is no forest anymore. The trail continues through grasslands of high region with occasional rhododendron trees. Spotting the beautiful bird called Himalayan Monal; also known as the impeyan monal, impeyan pheasant and danphe in Nepali is easy around here. This is a colorful Himalayan bird represented as the national bird of Nepal. Finally, we will arrive to High Camp to spend a night here.
DAY 07:- Hike to Upper View Point (4200m), back to High Camp (4.5 Hours):-
We will wake up early in the morning before the sun rises. The plan is to watch sunrise over the Himalayas. We will then return back to lodge where we will be served with our breakfast. We have time to rest before we start hiking up to the upper view point for magnificent views of close Himalayan peaks. The trail heading to Upper View Point is well marked through the grassland involves few steep sections. In overall this is moderate walk, not too easy and not too challenging as well. In summer season this area is full of yaks and sheep along with several yak herder’s huts. There are some narrow and steep trails that extensive care is required.
Day 8:- High Camp to Forest Camp (2600m/4 hours):-
This day, we trek down to Forest Camp. We stopped for tea at Low Camp then continued on down to Forest Camp arriving there after around 4 hours trekking. And then overnight at Lodge.
Day 9:- Forest Camp to Jhinu Danda (Hot Spring) via Landruk (1780m/5 hours):-
This day, we trek down to Landruk and New Bridge. From New Bridge, the trail is gradual up to Jhinu Danda. This afternoon, we relax on natural hot spring. It takes 5 hours walking from Forest Camp to Jhinu Danda & enjoys Hot Spring, then overnight at Lodge Jhinu Dada.
Day 10:- Jhinu Danda to Nayapul (1070M), drive to Pokhara (6 Hours/1 Hour Drive):-
We descend down to New Bridge & flow Modi River. The trail is pretty flat all the way to Nayapul with small and short gradual ups and downs. We will be walking on the right of Modi Khola until we reach Birenthanti, where Modi Khola meets Bhurundi Khola coming from another side. Here we will cross the river once again making the Modi Khola on our right. In about 30 minutes from Birenthanti we will reach Nayapul from where we will catch our transportation that will take us to Pokhara for overnight stay.
Day 11:- Drive or flight back from Pokhara to Kathmandu or extend other activities:-
Combine with other trip from Pokhara like white water rafting or safari tour at Chitwan Park, Paragliding in Pokhara. Mountain flight form Kathmandu, Mountain Bike in Kathmandu etc. The cost would be extra for rafting, safari, Paragliding, mountain flight &mountain Bike etc.
Day 12:- the Last day:-
You are transfer from hotel to international airport to board onward journey flight to your next destination.
Above itinerary can be designed according to your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make it a shorter or longer trek. Also, if you would like to stay more than 12 days, we offer Paraglidg in Pokhara, city guided tour in Pohara & Kathmandu white water rafing wildlife jungle safaris, Bungee jump or Mt.Everest flights from Kathmandu.
For your information, you must stay two nights in Kathmandu before and one night after the trek & 3 nights in Pokhara. That is why we have included them. They are 2-3 star hotels. You may upgrade your accommodations for a surcharge.
How can I enter in Nepal?
Nepal is a popular tourist destination in south Asia. Several airlines have direct and non-stop flights from Middle East and Asia to Kathmandu, Capital of Nepal. If you want to come by land, you will entry from China & India.
Is someone going to meet me at the airport? Are transfers included?
Yes, our Airport Representative will come to the airport to pick you up. We will be displaying a play card of Unique Path trekking company with your name on it. Airport transfer is included.
Do I have pre-departure meeting?
Yes, you do have pre departure meeting. Please, bring two copies passport size photos, photo copy of the passport and travel insurance while meeting.
What is our daily routine while in trekking?
We wake-up call at 7 am an early morning then order your breakfast & do your own refreshing
, dress up & repack your duffel bag and leave it with our Sherpas.
We are normally on the trail before 8 a.m. Trek at your own pace; all you need carry is a daypack and camera. Sherpa guides hike along to point out interesting flora, fauna and sights. Along the trail are spots to relax, purchase a snack or drinks, and use toilet facilities.
We will have lunch between 12:30 pm to 1:30pm afternoons. A typical day’s hike usually ends in the early afternoon about 3:30 pm to 4 pm. Time to read or nap before dinner.
After dinner there is time to play cards, reflect on all the wondrous moments of your day and talk about tomorrow plan.
What kind of accommodation can I expect in Kathmandu and in trekking?
We do provide 2-3 stars hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan and in trekking tea house (mountain lodge) in AP plan (accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner). Tea Houses (mountain lodge) are more like hotels, with hot showers, western food, and private rooms (twin sharing). In this arrangement overnight halt with dinner and breakfast will be same Tea-houses (Lodges) and lunches in local restaurants en-route. Freshly cooked food is served at all times (western, continental and Nepalese, Chinese, Indian and Tibetan meals are available in all places).
Furthermore as you will be staying in locally owned lodges you will be benefiting and interacting with the local community. It will give you a true feel for the Nepalese people and their lives.
Is there any communication while we are on trekking?
There are telephones service in all trekking routes and some place internet service in Everest, Annapurna and Langtang areas.
Can I re-charge camera batteries along the trek?
Yes, Most of the places, you can charge batteries along the trek (per hour USD 2-3 for charging).
What about water – are they available at each teahouse? I know we supposed to bring iodine tablets.
Regarding about the water, you can buy mineral water, boiled water or filter water during the trekking. If you are going to bring iodine tablets, it would be great.
What kind of meals I can have during the trip?
All Meals on full board basis will be provided during trekking. Freshly cooked food is served at all times (western, continental and Nepalese, Chinese, Indian and Tibetan meals are available in all places). Three meals a day will be provided.
Sample of the Menu at the tea house
Hot Drinks Black tea, Milk Tea, Lemon tea, Hot Lemon, Ginger Tea, Masala Tea, Jasmine Tea, Black Coffee, Milk Coffee, Hot Chocolate
Soup TomatoSoup, Vegetable Soup, Mushroom Soup, Chicken Soup, Chicken -, MushroomSoup, Onion Soup, Garlic Soup, Potato Soup, French Onion Soup, MixSoup( Veg, Chicken, Mushroom, Cheese), Noodle Soup, Egg-Veg-Noodle Soup
Potato Variety BoiledPotato, Fried Potato, Fried Potato with Veg., Fried Potato with eggTop, Fried Potato with cheese, veg & Egg, Potato Chips, French fry, Massed Potato, Potato bread
Delicious Noodle / Pasta DeliciousNoodle/Pasta, Fried Noodle plain, Fried Noodle with veg, Fried noodlewith Egg, Fried Noodle with Cheese, Mix Fried Noodle( Veg, Cheese,Chicken, Egg)
Italian Taste CheeseTomato Pizza, Cheese Veg Tomato Pizza, Salami Pizza, Mushroom Pizza,Tuna Piza, Mix Pizza, Spagatti Cheese, Macaroni Cheese, Lazani Cheese
Maxican Gourmet Chhese Bean Burrito, Cheese been Inchilada, Tacco
Indian Kitchen Indian Kitchen, Veg Curry with rice, Chicken Curry With Rice, Egg Curry With Rice, Chapati & potato Curry
Chinese Dine VegThukpa, Veg Egg, Chicken Thukpa, Chinese noodle, Tibetan Bread, VegMo:Mo, Chicken Mo:Mo, Mix Mo:Mo( Veg, Cheese, Egg), Fried Rice Plain,Chicken Fried Rice, Mushroom Fried rice, Veg Fried rice, Mix Fried Rice
Nepali Traditional Special Rice, Veg & Dal soup (serve with Picle, Papad , Salad)
Breakfast Boiled Egg, Fried Egg, Scrambled Egg, Poached Egg, Omlet plain, Veg Omlet, Cheese Omlet, Emlet Tomato, Potato Omlet Chapatiplain/jam/honey/butter, Toast Plain/Jam/Honey/Butter, TibetanBreadPlain/Jam/Honey/Butter, Musley fruit curd, Mushley With Milk orCurd, Corn Flask with Curd or Milk, Granola with Milk or Curd, Porridgewith Milk, Plain Porrige
From Bread Item Pancake plain/Jam/honey/Butter, Apple Pancake, Cinamon Rool, Apple Strudle, Brown/ white bread plain/jam/Honey/Butter
Mouth Watering Desert Apple Pie, Custard pudding, Rice Pudding, Lemon Sugar Pancake, Chocolate Cake
Occasional Teste Chicken Sizzler, Chicken Fried, Chicken Tawa, Chicken Curry, Chicken Steak, Yak Steak.
What happens if there is an emergency?
All of our guides are trained in basic first aid and can deal with the basic ailments that may occur on trek. In the event of an emergency Zen Adventure Nepal Treks will cover initial expenses of any rescue operation. It is a condition of booking that you are adequately insured for such an event as these expenses will need to be recovered from your insurance company. In the more frequented regions there are health posts, which have been established by foreign doctors and many are staffed by overseas personnel. Zen Adventure Nepal Treks is associated members of The Himalayan Rescue Association.
Are the Zen Adventure Nepal Treks’s staffs insured?
Our company insures all our trekking staff, including guides, cooks, sherpas and porters are insured. Please, click here (We take pride in the fact that every single porter and guide employed by us is not only well paid but also protected by a life insurance policy. They are provided with warm clothing and proper shelter on all high altitude treks. All our treks benefit the village economics by using local services (manpower, produce, lodges and other services). We ensure that all our staff is well paid, insured and properly equipped).
Could you give us some information about the guide?
All of our guides are highly skilled professionals who have been selected based on their technical proficiency, proven safety records, careful judgment, patient and supportive teaching styles and great personalities. Our guides are trained by the Nepal Mountaineering Association, the Ministry of Tourism and at the High Altitude Medical Training Center. Our guides are very experienced in dealing with the effects of higher altitudes and since they are natives of Nepal, they easily acclimatize and therefore can better care for their clients. They are equipped with necessary medical supplies and can assist you with basic first aid treatment.
What kinds of banking facilities in Nepal?
Nepal has modern banking facilities and some international banks even have offices in Kathmandu. Almost all foreign currencies along with credit cards such as American Express, Visa, and Master card are accepted in Nepal. Nepal has also ATM facilities as well.
How safe traveling alone women with your company?
We ensure all safety and security for individual woman traveller while with us, we are more confidence for this issues, believe us. We have train our guides, the way our clients want. We give you personal room on lodge trek and personal tent for camping (tented camp) trek.
What happens if I need to leave the trip early?
Communication is sometimes difficult in the mountains. However our guides will make the necessary efforts to obtain the necessary transportation and reservations to get you home as quickly as possible if for any reason you need to depart early.
Does your company arrange domestic and international flight and other services?
We are Nepal based company. So we suggest you to arrange your destination International flight from your hometown. Domestic flight ticket is included in our packages tour. If you need extra domestic flight, we will arrange different activities like river rafting, city guided tour, Mountain flight, jungle safari, paragliding etc according to your requirements.
Does Zen Adventure Nepal Treks accept credit cards?
We accept American Express, Visa and Master cards. If you are paying in person in Nepal, we request that you pay in cash or Travelers cheques as the bank charges for credit cards are quite high.
What if I arrive early or depart late? Can you arrange extra night lodging? Is there a single room option?
We are happy to make arrangements such as personalized tours, extra hotels rooms, airport pick up and arrange for private rooms. Please indicate that you would like a private room on your application and we will contact you with information on single room supplement costs.
Can I bring some food from home?
You may bring power bars, Gu, Power Gel, cereal bars or similar high energy foods, powder Gatorade is also recommended to fight dehydration.
How much extra money should take with me except trip price?
It depends on your spending habits, you should allocate US$ 15 to 20 per meal in Kathamndu. On the trek, US$ 12 to 15 a day should be enough to buy water, hot drinks, hot shower, chocolates, Coca Cola.
Do I need a visa to travel to Nepal? What do I need to get my visa?
All foreign nationals, except Indian Citizens, need to obtain visas to enter Nepal. You need a valid passport, two passport size photos and US$ 40 for 30 days.
The best way to apply for visa is from the Nepalese diplomatic missions in your home country or from Immigration office at the entry points of Nepal.
What’s the common form of greeting in Nepal?
It is called Namaste or Namaskar. You can say the greeting in words as well as do it using a gesture. Join your palms together and bring them close to your chest and about 5 to 7 inches below your chin. The word Namaste has many meanings such as Hello, How are you?, I am glad to see you, nice to meet you, good morning, etc.
What are some basic Nepali customs that I should know about?
Take off your shoes before entering a temple or some one’s home.
Ask for permission before entering a Hindu temple.
Taking photographs inside the most temples are considered illegal.
Ask for permission before taking photographs of objects, and including Nepali people.
Nepali people are friendly by nature. Have a genuine interest in them. Talk to them. Be friendly as you travel.
What time is it now in Nepal and what’s the phone code?
Nepali time is GMT/UTC plus 5 Hours 45 minutes. Area code for dialing to Nepal: Country Code: 977 Kathmandu City Code: 1 (e.g. 977-1- ****** First three digits is the country code, second is the area code, the last (6 or 7) digits are telephone numbers. if you want to call in cell phone dial 977 & then cell number.
What is the currency of Nepal?
Nepalese currency is spelled as Nepalese Rupees or Rupee (Rs) or Nepali Rupee, and in short it is written NRS or RS. 100 Paisa equals 1 Rs. Currently Notes of the following denominations are used: 1000, 500, 100, 50, 25,20, 10, 5, 2, and 1 rupees. Coin hasn’t been popular in Nepal and hence is almost always ignored in business. The coins of the following denominations can be found:
1 Rs, 2 Rs, and 5 Rs. It is recommended that you travel with smaller notes in less populated areas, while large notes are easily accepted elsewhere.
Are there ATM facilities in Nepal?
Yes, in Kathmandu and Pokhara. International credit cards (Master Card, Visa Card etc) are also accepted in all leading hotels, shopping centers, bars and restaurants in Nepal.
Will my Cell phone (mobile phone) work in Nepal?
Please, Contact your service provider and check if Nepal country is included in their ‘Global roaming’ package. Please note, not all parts of Nepal are covered by the GSM Network in Nepal.
What are health requirements to visit Nepal?
Nepal does not require any specific immunization for visitors. It is however best to have vaccine before coming to Nepal. Your doctors can advise you on the type of vaccine to be taken to travel to third world countries like Nepal.
How can I book this trip?
When you confirmed trip, we need photo copy of your passport or your personal information (Surname, Name, and date of birth, Passport number, nationality and gender) and 20% down payment of the total price for advance domestic flight tickets and hotel booking and permit process. Remaining balance can be paid after your arrival in Nepal. For the details, please visit at: