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Peak Climbing in Nepal: Mardi Himal Expedition (5587m)

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 15 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 20 people
Destination(s): Nepal  
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking   Mountain/Rock Climbing  
Season: April - November
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 976 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 976 US Dollar (USD)

Less than fifteen miles north of Pokhara, as the crow flies, this mountain is the most southerly of the Annapurna range. From some viewpoints it seems little more than an outlier on the south-west flank of Machhapuchhare. Once again it was Col. Jimmy Roberts who, with two Sherpas, climbed to the summit by a route on its East Flank in 1961. The normal route of ascent reaches a col from a glaciated amphitheater that rises above a hidden plateau; the 'Other Sanctuary', as Roberts calls it. Although another route has been made on the south-West Face, Roberts' route is the only recorded line and the one used on most subsequent ascents.

Obviously, the peak has commanding view of the Annapurna ranges and undoubtedly a spectacular one of Machhapuchhare the "Himalayan Matterhorn", better known as Fish Tail Peak. Few westerners visit the valleys and ridges south of Mardi Himal. They are steep sided and heavily wooded with bamboo and rhododendron. Above the forest high alpine pastures provide good grazing and a habitat for undisturbed wildlife. Despite it lowly altitude the mountain obviously has a great deal of potential for those interested in small-scale exploratory mountaineering and the ridges, already mentioned, present obvious climbing challenges at a reasonable standard.

Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrival and transfer to hotel/welcome dinner. (D)
Day 2: Kathmandu to Kande (1770m) by vehicle and trek to Australian Camp (2000m). (B,L,D)
Day 03: Trek from Australian. Camp to Forest Camp 2550m/6hrs (B,L,D)
Day 04: Trek from Forest Camp (Kokar) to Low Camp 3000m/5hrs. (B,L,D)
Day 05: Trek from Low Camp to High Camp 3900m/5hrs. (B,L,D)
Day 06: Climbing pratic day; Explore from High Camp – Upper View Point 4450m and back to High Camp (3900m);8hrs (B,L,D)
Day 07: Climb Mardi Himal (5588m) and back to High Camp. (B,L,D)
Day 08: Trek from High Camp to Siding village (1750m); 6hrs (B,L,D)
Day 09: Trek from Siding to Lumre and drive to Pokhara; 3hrs trek and 2hrs driving/ Hotel. (B,L)
Day 10: Drive to KTM (1350m) /Hotel. (B)
Day 11: Day at leisure/ farewell dinner /Hotel. (B, D)
Day 12: Drive to Airport for Return flight. (B)

Supplemental Tour Information:
Season: April till May, October till November. Tour grade: Trekking Grade: Moderate (B). Climbing Grade: Moderate.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Airport pickup and drop
- Welcome/farewell dinner
- Hotel accommodation
- Transport by bus
- Meals as mentioned
- Tent stay (day 4-11)
- Conservation permit
- Royalty of Mardi Himal
- Equipment of climbing guide
- Insured-equipped guide
- Insured-equipped porter

Price Excludes:
- Personal climbing equipment
- Meals other than mentioned
- Drinks and bar Bill
- Tipping
- Personal insurance
- Airport departure tax (USD 23)
- Other things not mentioned

About This Supplier
Location: Nepal
Joined InfoHub: Oct 2007

Activity: Trekking; Rafting; Safari; Rock climbing; Biking; Bungee Jumping; Canoing; Fishing; Cannoning; Vehicle hire; Accommodation; Air Ticketing; Mountain flight - Flora and Fauna Study - Climb to Everest and other Himalaya - Educational tours for students - Trip for people involved in environment awareness...

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