Mardi Himal Yoga Trek

  • Duration 8 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trek Style Yoga & Spiritual Trek
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Transportation Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
  • Meals Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation Hotel + Teahouses + Lodges
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Price USD 611 (April - May) | USD 695 (Oct)

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Mardi Himal Yoga Trek explores majestic spirituality, nature, and Himalayan view in the less trodden Mardi Himal region of Annapurna range. Yoga, nature and the Himalayas throughout this trip bring you an experience that you will never forget. You can simply call it your trek of a lifetime. Our 8 days Mardi Himal Yoga Trekking starts and finishes in Pokhara.

What you will find more amazing is the elevation gain without trouble in just a few days. Start the trek from about 1,000 meters above sea level and reach 4,500 meters at Mardi Himal Base Camp in just five days that you do nowhere else in Annapurna region of the Himalaya. And imagine the joy of practicing yoga and meditation in this wonderful natural surroundings. It’s just a pure bliss.

First few days of lush forest walk with occasional yet magnificent views of the snow-capped mountains are to experience a spiritually uplifting, peaceful nature walk in the middle hills stretch parallel to the Himalayan peaks. The walk traverses peaceful trail mostly through rhododendron forest in addition to several other trees like chestnut, schima wallichii etc. It feels a different world to listen to the chirping of birds, buzzing of cicadas and whistling of breeze while walking through a lush forest.

Deeply immersed in the practice of yoga, meditation and breathing help to make the trip even more wonderful. First few days of the nature walk is highly rewarded with breathtaking views of the mountains in Annapurna range, from Fishtail to Annapurna South and much more in between. Once you reach the viewpoint and walk towards the base camp, you can see the deep and beautiful gorge towards Annapurna Base Camp much lower than where you will be standing. The final ridge walking to the base camp brings unprecedented Himalayan views to you where you can mix some yoga postures; sit on meditation and practice some breathing to make the moment touch your heart and leave a lasting memory.

If you are in a group and the Mardi Himal Yoga trek dates are not flexible contact Rugged Trails Nepal team leader to make your own dates. Also if you want to do normal trekking than visit this link for Mardi Himal Trekking

One more thing maybe you want to go quite big for Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek " Fixed departure trips, check for dates and price"

Trip Highlights

  • Incredibly beautiful walk through a serene forest
  • Breathtaking Himalayan Views of the Annapurna range
  • Amazing Landscapes, Mountain villages
  • Unbelievable elevation gain in a short time
  • Yoga and Meditation practice in nature and mountains
  • Everlasting memories of walk, yoga, nature and Himalayan views to cherish

Outline Itinerary

  • Day01 Arrive in Pokhara.
    • Walking Hour NA
    • Foods Dinner
    • Altitude 830 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day02 Pokhara - Kande - Pothana.
    • Walking Hour 3-4
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 1970 M
    • Accommodation Tea House
  • Day03 Pothana - Forest Camp - Rest Camp.
    • Walking Hour 5-6
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 2560 M
    • Accommodation Tea House
  • Day04 Rest Camp - Low Camp - Badal Danda.
    • Walking Hour 4-5
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 3250 M
    • Accommodation Tea House
  • Day05 Badal Danda - High Camp.
    • Walking Hour 3
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 4100 M
    • Accommodation Tea House
  • Day06 High Camp - Mardi View Point- Mardi Base Camp (4500 M) - Low Camp.
    • Walking Hour 5-6
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 2990 M
    • Accommodation Tea House
  • Day07 Low Camp - Sidding - Ghalel.
    • Walking Hour 4-5
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 1392 M
    • Accommodation Home Stay.
  • Day08 Ghalel - Milan Chwok - Pokhara.
    • Walking Hour 1
    • Foods Breakfast, Dinner.
    • Altitude 830 M
    • Accommodation Hotel

Trip Map

  • Day01 Arrive in Pokhara.

    It is the first day of the trip when we all meet in Pokhara. After your arrival in Pokhara, we will transfer you to the trip hotel. There will be a trip briefing and preparation meeting and also will have your questions (if any) answered. You can take some relaxing walk around the Lakeside and the town in Pokhara.

    • Walking Hour NA
    • Foods Dinner
    • Altitude 830 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day02 Pokhara - Kande - Pothana.

    Get ready to start the first day of the trek after breakfast. The day starts with a one hour drive to Kande to embark on trekking journey. Your destination walk for the day is to Pothana, a beautiful overnight place with the spectacular Himalayan view from the viewpoint just above the camp. The walk is short and peaceful today. Only after about four hours of walk, you reach Pothana to stay overnight. This is one of the beautiful parts of Mardi Himal Yoga Trek – short walking day yet incredible experience. You will enjoy the walk through a lush forest, local village, and peaceful surroundings.
    Practice Yoga and Meditation at Pothana.

    • Walking Hour 3-4
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 1970 M
    • Accommodation Tea House
  • Day03 Pothana - Forest Camp - Rest Camp.

    Wake up for an early morning Yoga practice to prepare you for a wonderful day. Practicing yoga amidst natural surroundings will make you feel all reenergized.
    Trek for the day starts after breakfast and advances towards Rest Camp via Pitam Deurali and Forest Camp. It is another day of serene forest walk, first towards Pitam Deurali and then aiming to Forest camp before going on the final uphill walk to Rest Camp to stay overnight. It is a beautiful experience of listening to the birds and breeze while walking through the forest.
    Once you reach Rest Camp, get ready for another revitalizing yoga and meditation session.

    • Walking Hour 5-6
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 2560 M
    • Accommodation Tea House
  • Day04 Rest Camp - Low Camp - Badal Danda.

    You will have another refreshing yoga session in the morning with a spectacular view of Mt. Fishtail, Mardi Himal and the surrounding valley.
    The walk starts after breakfast and it is another short day walk through the beautiful lush forest. You are heading to Badal Danda today that goes past Low Camp. It is just about 3 hours of walk before you reach Badal Danda. The overnight place truly stands for its name – Badal Danda. Badal is the Nepali word for cloud and Danda, the hill. When you reach Badal Danda you will be high above lush forest line just to find more of grassy pastures or simply bare hill.
    You will spend time doing yoga, meditating, breathing and allowing yourself more time to acclimatize at Badal Danda.

    • Walking Hour 4-5
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 3250 M
    • Accommodation Tea House
  • Day05 Badal Danda - High Camp.

    Enjoy yet another invigorating yoga session in the morning before you proceed for your mountain breakfast.
    You are now ready to walk higher to the High camp and it is another short and easy walking day of the trek. It is only about two hours of a walk at the most to reach High Camp that will allow you to spend more time at High Camp. Walk through the grassy pastures, rhododendron bushes (yes now you will see the rhododendron trees getting smaller) with spectacular surroundings to the High camp only to be exposed to the breathtaking view of the Himalayan peaks.
    Allow yourself time to explore around the high camp; breathe the high elevation air; soak into the charisma of mountains and get ready for the final day hike to the Mardi Himal base camp early morning tomorrow.
    You will have calming yoga and meditation session in the evening.

    • Walking Hour 3
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 4100 M
    • Accommodation Tea House
  • Day06 High Camp - Mardi View Point- Mardi Base Camp (4500 M) - Low Camp.

    It’s an early start of the day and also the highlight of the trip. You will start the day at around 4 in the morning and hike towards the viewpoint to enjoy a spectacular sunrise over the Himalayan peaks. Walk in the light of your flashlight at traverse the narrow, grassy trail up the hill towards viewpoint. But the final target is to reach the Mardi Himal Base Camp. The daylight dawns upon to expose you to the wonderful mountains as you walk up towards the viewpoint.
    Once you reach the viewpoint, you will be awestruck by the panoramic and unexpectedly close up views of the mountain peaks in Annapurna range of the Himalayas. Enjoy the views as you look down at the high camp far below just to realize how high you have come.
    Later, enjoy the ridge walk towards the base camp looking the Annapurna gorge below and mountains just in front of you. You can find a suitable place in between the viewpoint and base camp to have a short yoga and meditation session before returning back down to the high camp for lunch. You trek further down to low camp after lunch to stay overnight.

    • Walking Hour 5-6
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 2990 M
    • Accommodation Tea House
  • Day07 Low Camp - Sidding - Ghalel.

    Early morning yoga session will prepare you for the downhill walk to Ghalel today.
    The first part of the trek today goes steeply down through the forest to Sidding village. From Sidding village onwards to Ghalel village, it’s a beautiful cultural trekking where you can get to walk through small local villages; see the local life and experience mountain culture.
    Ghalel is a beautiful ethnic village where you will have a nice family homestay experience. You will be able to walk around the village to explore the cultural and lifestyle wonders of local people.

    • Walking Hour 4-5
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 1392 M
    • Accommodation Home Stay.
  • Day08 Ghalel - Milan Chwok - Pokhara.

    Find a place to enjoy morning yoga session before you embark on the final day of walk and of this trip as well. The walk today will take you to Lumre on the bank of a small and beautiful river. The walk will bring you beautiful waterfalls and surroundings to your view.
    Once you are in Lumre, the walking part is over and about 1.5 hours of drive awaits you. You will take a four-wheel jeep ride back to Pokhara along the river bank.
    This beautiful Mardi Himal Yoga Trek comes to end when you reach Pokhara. You will have plenty of time to laze around the lakeside after you freshen up.

    • Walking Hour 1
    • Foods Breakfast, Dinner.
    • Altitude 830 M
    • Accommodation Hotel

Cost Includes:

  •  Full Board (breakfast, lunch, and Dinner) in Trekking
  •   Accommodation during the trek (local lodge, guest house).
  •  The government registered English speaking local expert guide, porters.
  •  Annapurna Conservation park fees, & TIMS Card.
  •  Accommodation in Pokhara on twin sharing with breakfast.
  •  Welcome and farewell dinner in city
  •  Equipment clothing for porter & staffs.
  •  Insurance for all staff & porters.
  •  Private transportation for arrival, departure, and sightseeing.
  •  First Aid Kit, Yoga Mat.
  • Yoga Instructor
  •  Mardi Himal Yoga Trekking Map for Each Member
  •  Salary, allowances, expenses & insurance for all staff including porters

Cost Excludes:

  • Nepal visa - Multiple Entrée 30 days - USD 40
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/road block due to any reason.
  • Table drinks, snacks in whole trek & walking.
  • Personal insurance, medical evacuation in case of emergency.
  • Service other than mentioned above
  • International airfare and airport taxes, excess baggage charges.
  • Hot shower, battery charge (during the trek), telephone etc….
  • Items of a personal nature expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, mineral water
  • Entrance fees during the sightseeing in the city (Expect 25 USD).
Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
09 April, 2018 16 April, 2018 US $655 Available Book Now
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27 May, 2018 03 June, 2018 US $611 Available Book Now
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11 October, 2018 18 October, 2018 US $695 Available Book Now
  • Marie Petite
    Marie Petite
    France Published: Thursday, November 9, 2017

    Perfect Mardi Himal Yoga Trek

    Rating:

    For our first trip to Nepal we all wanted to organize in France (including a trek) and from the start, Nirajan was very attentive. He offered us a trek as we wanted (for 5 to 6 days in Annapurna with yoga and not too touristy! Brief required)> Yoga Mardi…

Trip Note

Yoga Instructor 
Yoga practice and the instructor style will be different than you are learning back your home. It's a group trip so the instructor will only teach on his / her way, be clear this is not a private yoga tour.

Trip Cancellation 
Once you book the Mardi Himal Yoga trip deposited amount will not be refunded, for this kind of Yoga Retreat we have our policy not to refund. 

Meals on Mardi Yoga Trek

Rugged Trails Nepal will only serve 3 times vegetarian meals during the trip.

Guide & Yoga Instructor Right

Once the trip departed from the city guide will have rights to change and take over the itinerary to modify in case. It's a group tour if someone goes aggressive and don't follow the guide and Yoga Instructor, both of them has rights to take you out from the trip. At that time Rugged Trails Nepal will not take responsibility for the refund.

Unexpected Conditions 

Rugged Trails Nepal haven't faced this kind of situation yet but in case of any unexpected situations like if our Yoga Instructor gets sick while doing the trip we cannot send Yoga Instructor in mountains within days. In this situations, the trip will go in normal trekking way. We are human anything can happen in mountains without knowing but our Yoga Instructors are well known for Yoga Hikes in Nepal Himalayas.