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Mardi Himal Yoga Trek - 9 Days

Mardi Himal trekking
Mardi Himal Yoga Trek
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Highlight of the Mardi Himal Yoga Trek –
  • Mardi Himal Yoga Trek is becoming one of the great main destinations for trekkers. Especially for those who want peaceful yoga sessions in the Himalayan environment.
  • Yoga trekking to Mardi Himal offers you panoramic views of many stunning Himalayas like Annapurna (8091m\26545ft.), Himchuli (6441 m\21131 fits.), Dhaulagiri (8167m\26794 ft.). View of Macchapuchrey (6993m\22942 ft.) Many more along with amazing wild habitat and beautiful landscape.
  • Beautiful lush green forests including fascinating rhododendron flowers. Enjoy different cultures of Gurung, Magarand find out the hidden gem of Mardi Himal trek.
 
Trip Summarize –
 
Mardi Himal Yoga Trek is one of the most famous and legendary trekking destinations in the western Annapurna region. It has a lot of beautiful sceneries to provide to the trekkers, fascinating mountain views. lowing upon the close horizon with alpine meadows, dense forest and many streams and waterfalls. Here you can explore the panoramic views of many stunning Himalayas like Annapurna (8091m\26545ft.), Himchuli (6441 m\21131 fits.), Dhaulagiri (8167m\26794 ft.), Macchapuchrey (6993m\22942 ft.). It is one of the striking, interesting and romantic treks in the Annapurna region. You can get a great chance to observe the culture and beauty of this region.
 
Lush green forest including the beautiful rhododendron and wildlife like Snow leopard, Barking deer, Spotted deer and many more provide you the unexpected moments. You can also do Ghorepani/ Poonhill yoga trek. Mardi Himal yoga trek provides you with a great chance to explore the local culture of the Annapurna region with various floras and faunas. Mardi Himal trek provides you unforgettable moments of your life.
 
Similarly, yoga is usually known as practices or activities done for spiritual relief. There are various types of Yogas according to the desire of people, among where many people admire the spiritual relief in the great tall and the vast Himalayas like Mardi Himal. Nowadays, many of us living in stressful life because of our busy routine of daily life. Therefore, Trekking with a Yoga retreat in the Himalayas comes to rescue this situation and provides you with an unbelievable relief. Our yoga sessions are mainly done in morning and evening time by a professional.


Outlined Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu / 1400 m (4593 ft.)

Day 2: Drive to Pokhara – B.L.D

Day 3: Drive to Phedi and trek to Pothana (1925m, about 4 hours trek) .B.L.D

Day 4:Trek to Forest Camp at Kokar (2,600m) – around 4 hours walking. .B.L.D

Day 5:Trek to Low Camp (3,150m) – 5 hours trekking. .B.L.D

Day 6: Trek to High Camp (3580 m) – 5 hours hours trekking. .B.L.D

Day 7: Excursion to around Mardi Himal Base Camp (4,500m) and trek back to high camp – around 7 hours Trek.  B.L.D

Day 8: Trek to Siding village (1,750m) -5 hours walk and finally drive back to Pokhara .B.L.D

Day 9: Finally drive back to Kathmandu .B.D

Day 10: Departure/ Farewell .B.L.D

(Note:  B.L.D, Plan Including / B: Breakfast, L: Lunch & D: Dinner.)


Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu / 1400 m (4593 ft.)

Once you arrive in Kathmandu at Tribhuvan International airport a representative from Sunrise Adventure trek airport will come to pick you with warm welcome and transfer you to your hotel. Later, you will have briefing about the details trip program at your hotel.

Day 2
Drive to Pokhara

We take a drive early in the morning after having the breakfast from Kathmandu to Pokhara (200 km) which takes around 6 hours’ to reach there. This is a scenic drive with amazing views of lush green forests surrounding the highway all around. Pokhara is the heaven place of Nepal as the city is full of natural beauties and ancient caves. Spectacular views of snowcapped mountains, charming lakes, amazing caves and local cultures of people are the best things to observe in Pokhara. If we have some time we roam around the city area with observation of these beautiful sites.

Overnight stay in Hotel breakfast, lunch included

Day 3
Drive to Phedi and trek to Pothana (1925m, about 4 hours trek) .B.L.D

Once we reach to Pokhara, we have to drive to Phedi from Pokhara which also includes the scenery of lush green valleys and some remote settlements of local people from different ethnic communities and then our trek starts, walking through the trail takes us through small villages with the panoramic views at Australian camp at 2100 meters. We hike via forest to reach Pothana at 1900 meters and after reaching at Pothana we attend evening yoga sessions.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Day 4
Trek to Forest Camp at Kokar (2,600m)- around 4 hours walking. .B.L.D

Take the session in the morning, we starts our trek to forest camp (2600 meters) by leaving the main Annapurna trail and climbing in the rhododendron forest. We walk on the ridge of the Goruzure Danda which takes us through the steepy trail filled with trees of pines and oaks. We walk continuously till Forest Camp as there is no any lodge or tea house on the way. Walking downhill through the flat trail takes us at Kokar finally.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Day 5
Trek to Low Camp (3,150m)- 5 hours trekking. .B.L.D

Having yoga sessions in the morning, we start our trek to low camp with the panoramic views of many stunning Himalayas. The trail is little bit steepy for the first 30 minutes which takes us in front of the excellent Mardi Himal and Mt. Macchapuchrey. After this we walk upwards through the forest trail. So, we also get a chance to see beautiful deer. Now, walking for some hours we reach at Low Camp. You can enjoy the sunset views in the evening and sunrise in the morning between the stunning snowcapped mountains.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Day 6
Trek to High Camp (3580 m)- 5 hours hours trekking. .B.L.D

With morning yoga sessions, we start our trek to the high camp with the small shrubs above the Himalayas.With morning yoga sessions, we start our trek to the high camp with the small shrubs above the Himalayas. This trek is best part for observing the remote culture of Nepalese people as we walk mostly through the mid hill regions. Walking through the forest trail filled with enchanting rhododendrons flowers also offers the amazing views of Chhomrung village along with spectacular views of Himchuli and Annapurna South. It is also consider under the best short hiking trek from Low camp, just to explore the mountain views with lush green environment.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Day 7
Excursion to around Mardi Himal Base Camp (4,500m) and trek back to high camp - around 7 hours Trek. B.L.D

Here you can explore the fantastic views of many panoramic Himalayas walking through the ridge of the hill. How far we go for exploring depends upon the weather, trail and individuals fitness. Attending the yoga sessions between beautiful Himalayas, we trek back to the low camp and have the evening yoga sessions. In this trek we get to observe the stunning views of Mt. Fishtail, Mardi Himal, Himchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I and many more

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Day 8
Trek to Siding village (1,750m) -5 hours walk and finally drive back to Pokhara .B.L.D

We take our yoga sessions in the morning, after this we take a breakfast and start our trek to Siding village. Sidding is a Gurung village with is very rich in cultural values. Explore the cultural and traditional values along with the lifestyles of local Gurung people. Trek is very beautiful as we walk through the forest trail filled with charming rhododendron flowers. Then, drive back to the Pokhara and take some rest in hotel.

Day 9
Finally drive back to Kathmandu. .B.D

We take a early drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara, enjoy the drive with same scenic views. After reaching at Kathmandu take some rest, do shopping and at evening and enjoy the cultural show and dinner program by our side.

Day 10
Departure/ Farewell .B.L.D

Today is your departure date and our airport representative drop you to the airport before 3 hours of your departing time. Or you can join another adventures trip in Nepal or outside the country with Sunrise Adventure Treks. We are always here for operating your trip.

Have a safe flight!

Cost included

  • All airport pick up and departure
  • All transportation in A/ c car, van or tourist deluxe bus
  • Yoga Mat & Yoga Guru
  • Daily Yoga class
  • Three star category hotel in the city in twin sharing bed with breakfast basis & standard trekking lodge during trekking
  • Kathmandu sightseeing with city tour guide
  • Whole accommodations during trips
  • Sleeping bag, down jacket during trek, T- short and trip achievements certificate
  • Full board meals during trekking as mentioned in the itinerary (Breakfast,Lunch, Dinner )
  • First aid medicine item ,
  • Trekking permit & TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System)
  • Necessary staff, guide & porters their salary, accommodation, meals and their insurance, professional guide (for two guest one Sherpa porters to carry baggage)
  • One especial farewell dinner program
  • Our government tax & official expenses

Cost excluded

  • All your personal expenses & any types of drinks
  • Tour entrance fee in the city, your extra meals in the Kathmandu, bar bills etc,
  • Clients international air ticket
  • Clients travel insurance & tips for the trekking crew

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Useful information

Trekking Group Size

We organize trekking in Kanchenjunga region for any number of people. If the group consists of more than 16 pax, we will split the group and arrange accordingly. We will assign one trek leader, one assistant leader for the group of four pax and porters (one porter between two members ) to carry members luggage. This arrangement ensures that the group can still go ahead as scheduled itinerary despite any member gets sick on the way in the trekking.

Experience and Health Requirements

Kanchenjunga trekking is considered a moderate trek suitable for those who can hike for 5 – 7 hours a day. Obviously hiking in the high altitude will not be so easy rather physically more demanding, however our itinerary is scheduled for the proper acclimatization while gradually gaining the altitude in the trekking. It will be advisable to have some walking and hiking or other outdoor activities for more than two weeks which will contribute to comfortable accomplishment in reaching Kanchenjunga No technical skills or use of crampons are required for this trekking. It is highly recommended for the trekkers to consult with the doctors before coming for this trekking. Trekkers who have asthma, allergy or any other diseases related to hurt, lungs should take more precaution for this trekking.

Travel Insurance

Trekkers need to have traveling insurance which covers the comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and medical treatment costs). Insurance companies in Nepal do not provide travelling insurance for the foreigners and the trekkers need to get the travelling insurance from one of the international insurance companies. Sunrise Adventure Trek will have accident insurance for the trekking staff.

Accommodations

Accommodation in Kathmandu will be arranged on twin sharing basis on BB plan except the extra cost for the single supplement (depending on the room availability ) according to the choice of the standard of the hotels before and after the trekking. Accommodation during the trekking will be arranged at standard teahouses/ lodges with unheated rooms with wooden beds and foam mattresses on twin sharing basis. The trekkers will have to share washing and toilet facilities. If the trekker is a solo traveler, he/she will have to share a room with the trekker of same sex.

Meals

Trekkers are provided three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during Kanchenjunga trekking. They can enjoy wide variety of food from typical Nepali food, Tibetan food to all types of international cuisine (Continental, Italian, and Indian.). Unlike other trekking companies, Sunrise AdventureTrek allows trekkers to choose the food from the menu at the hotel / lodges in the trek. When the group is too big for the hotels/ lodges to provide individual dishes, set menu will be arranged in most places. We use the lodges / hotels which serve hygienic, nutritious and good food for the trekkers for them to get enough energy for the hiking.

Acclimatization

Any trekker can get altitude sickness while trekking in the high altitude despite strong physically fitness. What is important is giving enough time for the proper acclimatization for the trekking. Sunrise Adventure Trek has planned the itinerary with gradual altitude gain giving enough time for acclimatization for the trekkers. Hiking slowly specially in the high altitude help prevent AMS ( Acute Mountain Sickness ). If anyone feels dizzy, suffer palpitation or severe headaches and loss of appetite, he / she will be moved to the lower altitude immediately or arrange the helicopter rescue in the severe case of AMS and the client has to pay for it.

Equipment and Packing List

A variety of clothing is necessary for the Kanchenjunga trek. While choosing the equipment trekkers need give emphasis on two simple aspects: Lightweight and Functional. The items should be lightweight, dependable, and adaptable to a variety of extreme weather conditions. The quality of the trekking equipment you choose has a lot to do with how warm, dry, and safe you will remain. For this reason you have to be critical of quality and the proper fit of clothing

Clothing and personal

- T – shirts - Hiking shorts - Undergarments - Full sleeves shirts - Long light weight cotton pants - Fleece or wool pants (seasonal) - Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants. - Insulated pants / nylon windbreaker - Light and expedition weight thermal tops. - Fleece jacket or pullover - Waterproof shell jacket - Down jacket - Light warm fleece hat / woolen hat - Sun hat - Lightweight gloves. - Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal). Foot Wear - Hiking boots - Light and comfortable camp shoes - Thin, lightweight inner socks. - Thick, warm wool hiking socks Accessories - Yoga mat - Down Sleeping bag - Trekking bag / Duffle bag ( to carry for the porter ) - Day pack ( to carry with the trekkers to put the things required during the day time ) - Large plastic bags ( to keep items dry inside the trekking bag ) - Water bottle - Head lamp with spare bulb and batteries - Trekking poles - Personal medicine box - Sunglasses with UV protection. - Books, dairy, pen, walkman and any other game instruments Toiletries and Personal Hygiene - Quick drying small towel - Toothbrush / paste - Soap - Face and body moisturizer - Sun block for lips - Tissues / toilet rolls - Wet wipes - Feminine hygiene products - Anti bacterial hands wash

Trek Leader(s) and Staff

All our trek leaders are well experienced who have led trekking in Kanchenjunga region for more than eight years. Their in-depth knowledge about culture, custom, the geological surroundings as well as their professionalism, sincerity, and their hospitality make your dream of successful trek a enjoyable, memorable event in your life. Although our trek leaders are not highly educated, they are well experienced, professionally trained and posses good leadership skills to operate the trip smoothly. Their smiling faces, loving and caring attitude will make your even a hard walking day a pleasant one. All trekking staff of Sunrise Adventure Trek are locally employed and have the adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, history and the safety measures in running the trips. Their attitude and the efforts will be always concentrated on the less impact of the trekkers to the local culture, custom, nature and the eco system.

Porter Care

We are strongly committed to the porters rights. We make sure that they are well paid and have the proper clothing, foot ware and shelter. We are aware that no porter should be asked to carry a load that is too heavy for their physical abilities and the weight limit should be adjusted for altitude, weather and trail condition. We request our members not to have more than 15 kg weight of luggage to give to the porters. Porters who become sick while in the trekking are treated with high priority just like the other trekking staff or the members. If needed helicopter is sent and rescued in case of sever condition of sickness or accident. All porters are insured for sickness and accident.

Season

Nepal, as a tourist destination is good for all seasons, however, the best seasons for trekking to Kanchenjunga region are Spring (March – May) and Autumn (mid Sept. – mid Dec. ). Trekking in autumn season is noted for clear weather and excellent views of silvery mountains against blue sky. It gets colder towards the end of December. This trek can be done in any month except January and February.

  • 1. How difficult is trek to Everest Panorama and how can we prepare?

    Trekking to Everest Panorama is an easy trek as compared to others. And our company also provides well skilled guides and potters to help you during the trek. People with weak ankles, lungs, hearts problems may suffer more difficulty on trekking. Well preparation is needed for every trek.

  • 2. What about safety measurements and altitude sickness do the guides and porters have their insurance in Everest Panorama trek?

    Worrying for safety measurements? Our guides having long experience are much professional for handling such issues with various means of safety measurements. For common health issues like: headache, common cold, diarrhea, vomiting, we provide you first aid medicines. In case of being sick in the mountain, Sunrise Adventure Trek will make proper arrangements rescue by helicopter, for this you should have better travel insurance. If our guide and porters may suffer from sickness, they have also travel and medical insurance and we will also rescue by helicopter.

  • 3. What about guide & porter, do they have well training?

    Guides and potters provided to our guests had complete accomplishment of several trainings required for their professions by the Ministry of Nepal Tourism. Having well experience in tourism sector as a guide or potter, make easy to explain all the information required for trekking and can create very familiar environment to the guests.

  • 4. What about communication system during trek?

    As all the porters and guides are well certified by the Ministry of Nepal tourism they can easily understand and speak English languages during the trek. On the other hand, we can also provide you guides and potters according to your own understanding languages.

  • 5. Do I need to give tips to guide and potter and if how much?

    It’s difficult to mention about tipping which is up to your happiness, but guides and potters do expect the tips at the end of the trip. However, normally people can give minimum 10% of their total payment to the guide and porter.

  • 6. What kind of food, drinking water and accommodation do we have on Everest Panorama trek?

    Trek to Everest Base Camp with Sunrise Adventure Trek includes trekking lodges or guest houses as accommodation with twin bed sharing room, if you are in a group and if you are solo traveler, you have private room. Regarding meals, we will have some options to choose like: continental foods, Italian, Indian and Chinese cuisine etc. For drinking water, you can buy the mineral bottles or safe drinking water from hotel either you can bring water tablets.

  • 7. How many hour should I walk per day and what happened if I am slow walker in the group?

    Normally, we have to walk around 5 to 7 hours per day, if you are slow in walk the team leader will professionally manage to you walking with our assistance guide and potter.

  • 8. What about the weather conditions and Lukla flight?

    Firstly, we have to take a flight to Lukla in the morning then we start trek from Lukla but sometimes due to the air traffic and weather problems, the flight may be delayed or canceled. Due to uncertainty of Lukla weather, we are not sure about untimed flight. If there will be frequent weather problem, we do arrange a flight by helicopter chopper and for this you have to pay additionally.

  • 9. What is the limitation of weight to Lukla flight and where do I store my extra bags?

    You can carry 10 kg luggage plus 5 kg hand bag and if you want to carry more than the limit you have to pay extra charges. You can keep your extra bags in your hotel or in the office in Kathmandu.

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Trip Facts

  • Trekking, Sightseeing, Himalayan views, culure
  • Nepal
  • 4450 m
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Easy to moderate
  • 5 to 7 hours
  • September- December and March - May
  • Private vehicle, Tourist bus or flight
  • Lodge to Lodge Trek
  • 9 Days
  • 1-18 Pax
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