Mardi Himal Yoga Trek is a spiritual experience at its finest. It is an opportunity to trek the less visited Mardi Himal region in Annapurna while rejuvenating your mind, body, and soul with daily yoga practice in the Himalaya. Mardi Himal Yoga Trek is popular for the best views of Mt. Machapuchhre(fishtail) and the spectacular landscape. Add the spiritual experience of yoga to it, and the trek becomes perfect.
We start the trek at 1,000 m and scale up to 4,500m in just five days, this level of altitude gain without any risks and trouble in the Annapurna region is possible in this trek only. We start Mardi Himal Yoga Trek with a scenic drive from Pokhara to Kande. We then walk from Kande to Pothana. The first few days of Mardi Himal Yoga Trek takes you through lush forests with views of the glorious mountains in the Annapurna range, from Annapurna South to Mt. Machhapuchhre. Not just the mountains, the layer and layer of hills that lie close to the Himalayan peaks are just as breathtaking.
We start each morning with rejuvenating and healing breathing yoga and meditation practice amongst the Himalaya and walk through a forest of rhododendron, chestnut, wallichii and schima trees among others. We reach the viewpoint and the Base camp on the 6th day off of Mardi Himal Yoga Trek. Enjoy the deep gorge towards Annapurna Base Camp as seen on your walk from the viewpoint to the base camp.
Right before you reach the base camp, there is a ridge with stunning views of the Himalaya. We can practice some yoga poses and meditation here as well. We get back to Pokhara via Low camp where we practice some more yoga and meditation with the guru. Adventure Club Trek has an experienced and spiritually inclined yoga guru who will teach you various yoga poses and meditation techniques throughout Mardi Himal Yoga Trek. We also offer Annapurna Base Camp Yoga Trek-. 15 Days, Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek-16 Days and Yoga and Meditation Tour-12 Days.
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), you will be welcomed by a representative from Adventure Club Trek. After sorting out your custom formalities (visa and so on), you will be then transferred to your respective hotel in Adventure Club Trek’s private vehicle and give you some time to freshen up. After this, you will attend an orientation about your trek led by the trekking leader over a welcome dinner. Overnight at hotel.
We leave Kathmandu after breakfast and take a tourist bus to Pokhara. It takes around 7 hours to reach Pokhara via Prithvi Highway. A windy hill road amidst the green hills, we follow the Trishuli River. On the way, we will stop for lunch. Upon reaching Pokhara, you’ll be transferred to your hotel.
Overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.
In the morning our Yoga guru will teach us a set of yoga which we will follow throughout the trip. After a relaxing yoga session, we have breakfast and carry on with our planned activity.From Pokhara, we drive to Kande. It is an hour's drive, and upon reaching there, we walk to Pothana. The trail starts with a steep climb through lush green forest, and after two hours of walking, we reach Dhampus. We continue on the trail which now descends towards the village of Pothana. Overnight in a guesthouse at Pothana.
Stretch your tired muscles with a morning yoga session before breakfast. Then, we get going to our next destination, Forest Camp. We continue on the main trail of Annapurna Base Camp(ABC) until we arrive at crossroads.
We leave the trail to ABC and take the other path which takes us through a pine forest. If luck favors us, we will get to see some wildlife. The trail climbs up at first, and half way through it drops down and again climbs up. After the forest clears out, we reach Forest Camp. We again climb up to Rest Camp.Overnight in a teahouse at Rest Camp.
In the morning, we practice yoga surrounded by nature, magnificent views of Machapuchhre and Mardi Himal. Fresh air and the birds singing make the experience even more beautiful.
We leave Rest Camp and descend to Low Camp and then ascend alongside the lush green forest. After a few hours of walk, you’ll realize the landscape is now of instead small trees, and it gradually opens up to the spectacular view of Machhapuchhre(6,993m) and Annapurna South(7,219 m). The trail now climbs up to BadalDanda( Cloud Hill). Badal Danda is at an altitude of 3250m. Overnight at a guesthouse in Badal Danda.
We start our day with yoga and meditation, and after breakfast, we head towards High Camp.
It is at an altitude of 4,000m, so it is advised that you maintain a steady pace to avoid altitude sickness. Today we mostly climb up passing through rhododendron forest and bask in the spectacular mountain views along the way. Overnight in a teahouse at High Camp.
Today is the highlight of the trip. We start early at dawn to catch the sunrise over the Himalayas from Mardi Viewpoint/Upper Viewpoint (4,450m). The first ray of the Sun exposes the fantastic views of Annapurna I (8091m), Gangapurna (7454m), Annapurna South (7219m), Machapuchhre (6993m), Gandharva Chuli (6248m) and Mardi Himal (5553m) among others. We do yoga amidst some of the world’s highest mountains and soak in the beauty before we head towards Mardi Base Camp which is at an altitude of 4,500m. We retrace our steps back to Low Base Camp from Mardi Base Camp for a good night’s sleep.
A relaxing yoga session in the morning before descending to Nange Danda. Continue on the trail crossing many small streams to arrive at Siding, a village with a rich culture. We follow the Mardi Khola towards Ghalel, a beautiful Gurung village. Enjoy the fantastic view of the Machhapuchhre in the backdrop.Overnight at a homestay in Ghalel.
A relaxing yoga session in the morning followed by breakfast before we board a vehicle to head back to Pokhara. It takes around 2 hours to reach Pokhara. Upon reaching Pokhara, you can enjoy the day chilling on the Lakeside or shopping for souvenirs as they are no planned activities for the day.Overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.
Early morning, we will drive back to Kathmandu for about 6 hours and you will transfer to the hotel. Getting refreshed, you will be invited for the farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant hosted by Adventure Club Overnight at Hotel.
Adventure Club Trek will manage a farewell drive to the international airport for your final flight departure. Meeting you and serving you was a wonderful experience over the weeks. We are sure you enjoyed a wonderful holiday in beautiful Nepal. We hope you will remember us in the years ahead.
Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are traveling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. We thank you for your understanding.
Prior to all the treks and expeditions, Adventure Club Trek hosts a pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The primary purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about the forthcoming trek and to introduce other team members. The meeting covers topics as diverse as personal equipment and acclimatization and usually involves a hike and some skills training. Pre-trip meeting is very important in order to have a better preparation of the trekking.
The quoted costs are per person but don't include International flights if you are a single person and want to be in a group you can join our fixed departure schedule if the schedule dates are not suitable for you, please contact us, and we will be happy to customize our trips to suit your needs. If any individuals/group don't want to join our other group, we can comply with your wishes and requirements. We are ground operators Himalayan destinations and can arrange your trip to suit your dates and choices.