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Madri Himal (5587m) trek is one of the best treks in the Annapurna region. It’s a beautiful long expanding ridge on the southwest of the holy Mountain of Nepalese called Macchapuchure. Macchapuchure (6993m, 22943ft) is a gorgeous mountain similarly looking like a twin fishtail. The high base camp is located at the altitude of 3620m from where the splendid view of Annapurna South (7219m, 23684ft) and Macchapuchure Himal, Himchuli (6430m) and various other mountain range can be seen.

You will be surrounded by high peaks and Annapurna being the tallest of all standing majestically with Dhaulagiri and Ganesh Himal. Along with Magars, Gurung and Chhetri community, you’ll come across diverse cultural and religious aspects. The trek also offers various landscapes, suspended bridges, Rivers, Waterfalls and scenic Hills and environment absolutely worth seeing.

Short Itinerary

DAY 1: TO VILLAGE CAMP – 1,620M.

DAY 2: TO FOREST CAMP – 2,550 M.

DAY 3: TO ‘LOW CAMP’ – 3,400 M.

DAY 4: TO ‘HIGH CAMP’ – 4100 M.

DAY 5: ABOVE ‘HIGH CAMP’ – 5,000 M. & BEYOND

DAY 6: TO SIDING VILLAGE –1750 M.

DAY 7: TO MARDIPUL 1,160 M. (3,800 FT.)

DAY 8: TO POKHARA

DAY 1: TO VILLAGE CAMP – 1,620M.

Depart Pokhara, 915 m. (3,000 ft.) approx. 8:30 a.m. after our first ‘expedition breakfast together. Short drive to The Tibetan Refugee Camp Kaski. We then set off on foot to Suikhet and in the afternoon, after an unhurried lunch, we climb from Phedi steeply up to the main trail along the ridge to Dhampus. Here our first night’s camp is in full view of Machhapuchare.

DAY 2: TO FOREST CAMP – 2,550 M.

We will observe a spectacular sunrise in which ‘Fishtail’ pink turning to gold, the more distant bare rock wall of Annapurna II still in shadow and start our ‘secret trail’ leaving tourists, other trekkers, and even villagers behind. We enter an ‘enchanted forest’ of birch, giant rhododendron, mountain oak, maple hemlock and daphnie, camping in a small clearing far from the beaten trails.

DAY 3: TO ‘LOW CAMP’ – 3,400 M.

As we climb, the flora has turned to classic ‘cloud forest’ with mosses and lichen, tree ferns and orchids hosted by the hardier trees. Now and then, there are windows in the woods that look out onto thrilling panorama – towards Hinchuli and the knife-sharp traverse towards Annapurna South. Far, far below, to our left, we can see the Modi Khola Valley leading up into the Annapurna Sanctuary. We reach camp at lunchtime, for it is wise not to go too high too fast. Though still surrounded by forest, we have spectacular northerly views of the ever closer ‘Fishtail’.

DAY 4: TO ‘HIGH CAMP’ – 4100 M.

Just a short steep climb and we are out of the forest. A ridge, now grassy and sometimes under snow, takes us up to ‘High camp’ which we shall reach at lunchtime and where a second consecutive afternoon is spent awe-struck with the views and acclimatizing. Annapurna south seems near enough to throw a rock at and Machhapuchare itself close enough to touch.

DAY 5: ABOVE ‘HIGH CAMP’ – 5,000 M. & BEYOND

Our breakfast will be earlier than usual. Then with packed lunch, we set off to reach our objective. Conditions begin favorably; our party should reach up to 5,000m.  (16,400 ft.) and only the crest of Mardi Himal itself separates us from the south face of Machhapuchare. The great ice fields and blue glaciers of the Sanctuary Wall lie below. Annapurna I highest of all is beyond. And around us, in an arc from horizon to horizon, from Dhaulagiri to the Ganesh Himal, are a dozen or more glistening snow-bound giants. You are standing on a spot that has been your constant aim for days now, a place, a time, a view that is almost impossible to equal – and you’ve earned it.

Whatever our achievement, by 1:00 p.m. we need to descend, returning to the welcome steaming mug, the hot food, the shelter of High Camp. (If weather conditions require it, we shall descend to High Camp to trek on down to a re-established Low Camp to spend the night there).

DAY 6: TO SIDING VILLAGE –1750 M.

After a relaxed breakfast, tired bodies make an unhurried descent through the shade of the forest, and out onto terraced fields, down 1,600 m. (5,250 ft.) in all. This is a different route down – down to the upper Mardi Khola, the torrent that has been the ice and snow of the Mardi Himal.

DAY 7: TO MARDIPUL 1,160 M. (3,800 FT.)

So the Earth does have flatish places! The path from Siding now follows the contour of the river valley gradually down between the pastures and through the Tamang and Gurung villages. Our tents, familiar to us in rugged mountain landscape, this evening look a little incongruous planted here among the paddy.

DAY 8: TO POKHARA

There are just a few hours of walking – the trail skirts an outcrop – there’s the road, there’s our transport, and soon we’re back in Pokhara for our last lunch.

Cost Includes On:
Hotel at Kathmandu and Pokhara
An experienced English speaking guide trained by government of Nepal.
Highly experienced trekking staffs.
Staffs food, clothing, salary, insurance, equipment, flight etc.
All governmental procedure permits fees and local taxes.
Accommodation during trekking period.

Cost Does Not Include On:
Visa fees/ international airfare to and from Kathmandu.
Meal in Kathmandu and Pokhara (Lunch & Dinner)
Travel and Rescue insurance
Personal trekking equipment/ gears.
Personal expenses (Phone calls, Laundry, Bar bill, Extra porters cost, Dessert, Chocolates, Camera battery charges).
Tips for Guide Porter and other staff.
All others expenses not mentioned on price includes section.
minimum pax: 2
maximum pax: