Mardi Himal 5555m.: USD$1350

Description:

Mardi Himal is considered to be an ideal introduction to mountaineering in the high Himalaya, particularly if you have limited time available. No previous experience of high altitudes is necessary, as every precaution will be taken to ensure gradual and thorough acclimatization during the trek to the mountain.

Although Mardi Himal is the shortest and probably the easiest of our expeditions to Nepal, to maximize both your enjoyment and your chances of success, you need. A major benefit of Mardi Himal is the ability to climb it in a round trip of a little over 2 weeks. It therefore makes a visit to the Himalaya a real possibility for those who hither to have not been able to find the time to join a longer expedition.

This peak is located in the east of the Modi Khola, across the valley from Hiunchuli. It is separated from Machhapuchhre ridge by a col. and usual route of ascent reaches this col (about 5,200m. /17,060 ft.) and reaches the summit via a route on its east flank. Although the mountain rises above the entrance to the Annapurna sanctuary it is not often visited. The trek reaches and then follows the Mardi Khola for 2 days before turning and climbing the ridge line for 3 more days before reaching base camp around 4,100 m. /13,451 ft.

The climb has problems with route finding and effort but little technical difficulty: the couloirs leading to the col on the East Face can present an avalanche danger with fresh snow. The climb begins by heading steeply towards the col on the connecting ridge between Mardi Himal and Machhapuchhre. High camp is usually placed just below the final steep (45 degrees) couloirs leading to the col (about 4,650 m. /15,256 ft.) From high camp, climb to the col and turn west, ascending steep snow slopes to the summit. Descend the same route.

Overviews:
Duration      18 Days          
Elevation      5555 meter.
Season         Sep-Nov, Mar-May
Group size    Minimum 2, Max:12 People
Region          Annapurna Region
Tented Camp  10 nights (Camping Trail)      
Peak Permit    Only Trekking Permit 
Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel
Day 02: Guided Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley UNESCO Heritage sites.
Day 03: Fly/ Drive to Pokhra, O/N in Hotel.
Day 4: Trek to Ghachok 1300m./6hrs.
Day 5: Trek to Sano Khoban (1,600m)./6hrs.
Day 6: Trek to Pipa (3,150m)./7-8 hrs.
Day 7: Acclimatization day.
Day 8: Trek to Thulo Kharka (4,120m)./6hrs.
Day 9: Trek to Base Camp (4,100m). /5hrs.
Day 10: Acclimatization day.
Day 11: Climb to High Camp (4,650m)./5hrs.
Day 12: Climb Mardi Himal (5,555m).-Back to Jungle camp/8hrs.
Day 13: Trek to Korchon (3,680m)./6-7hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Riban (1,780m)./6hrs.
Day 15: Trek to Hyenja, drive to Pokhara.
Day 16: Fly/Drive to Kathmandu.
Day 17: Extra /Reserve Day
Day 18: Departure.

Includes/Excludes:
Airport Pickups and drops by Tourist Vehicle
Welcome dinner at typical Nepali Restaurant
Guided Sightseeing in Kathmandu by tourist vehicle
4 nights' Accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast
 Lodges and tents during trekking and climbing
All ground transportation as per the itinerary by tourist vehicles
Trekking permit and Climbing Permits
English Speaking Climbing Guide During the trip
Necessary of Porters/Yak/Mules during trip
Nepali staff's Salary/Equipment/Insurance/Food/Accommodation
All domestic flights if necessary
Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner with Hot Drinks during trip
Good quality Tents and Kitchen utensils for camping
Down jacket, sleeping bag, Trekking duffel bag and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
Group mountaineering (climbing) equipments
Travel and rescue arrangements
All needed service charge, government taxes/royalties
Excludes:
Nepal visa fee and International airfare
Extra night accommodation (Late arrival/Early arrival, Due to weather)
Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
Food in Kathmandu accept Breakfast
Travel and rescue insurance
Extra Porters, Horses, Rescue Flight
Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge)
Any kind of cold Drinks
Personal climbing equipment
Extra tour/Activities in Nepal
Tips for guides and porters 
Equipments:
Seat Harness, Jumar
Helmet, Altimeter, Ice Axe, Crampons, Ice-Crew
Gaiters, Locked and unlocked Carabineers, snow baa
Climbing boots, Pocket knife, Head lamp, Mattresses
Rope, Rain gear, Ice hammer, Helmet, Ice/rock piton
Day pack for your personal important things
Good Trekking Boots, Camping shoes, Gloves
Socks-polypropylene, Down Jacket, water bottle
Fleece-shirts, trekking trousers, Rain coat
Shorts, Sun Hat, Woolen cap, Sleeping Bag,
Nylon Windbreaker, Gloves, Snow Gaiters
Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
Toiletries/soap, Toilet paper, Sun block

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