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Max Elevation

4,500 m

Best Season

September to November
February to June

Duration

8 days

START/FINISH

Pokhara

Difficulty

medium
Tour Details

The Mardi Himal yoga trek remains a well-kept secret, offering a breathtaking Himalayan hiking adventure within the heart of the Annapurna region. This incredible journey guides us through charming local villages, dense, ancient forests, and along a majestic, high mountain ridge. The pinnacle of the expedition unveils a striking, up-close panoramic vista of renowned Himalayan giants as we approach the newly accessible Mardi Himal Base Camp. This trek spans a duration of 8 days.

Price Includes

  • Pre-trek online personal advice
  • Daily yoga and meditation classes during the trek
  • Round trip vehicle from Pokhara to the trekking region
  • All permits
  • Bedroom in teahouse lodges during trek
  • Three meals per day during trek
  • Government registered, well experienced, English speaker and friendly local trekking guide
  • Staff fees with all their expenses and necessary insurance
  • Welcome dinner

Price Excludes

  • Nepal visa fee
  • Health insurance with heli-rescue up to 4,500m (compulsory)
  • Any expenses which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, political trouble, and strikes etc.
  • Personal expenses (phone charging, WiFi, hot shower, laundry...)
  • Drinks and Bar Menu
  • Yoga Mats and Blankets
  • Breakfast on the first day, dinner on the last day
  • Gratuity (optinal)

You can add to your pack

  • Guide in your own language
  • Porter (20kg max)
  • Private room during trek
  • Private yoga class prior to or after the trek
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Three meals per day in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Round trip vehicle or flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Private vehicle during trek
  • Taxi service
  • International flight

Complementaries

  • Firante's gift
  • Combine several treks and extend your trip
What to Expect

Explore a captivating path that winds along slender, meandering tracks, leading you through the enchanting embrace of ancient rhododendron forests. As you ascend past the treeline, roughly around 3,300 meters, the landscape undergoes a breathtaking transformation. It becomes rugged and mountainous, revealing astonishing vistas that encompass Mardi Himal, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli.

Your journey takes a thrilling turn as you trek along a mountain ridge, ascending to the lofty Mardi Himal Base Camp at an elevation of 4,450 meters. Here, the grand spectacle of the entire Annapurna Range and the majestic Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) mountain unfolds before your eyes. This sacred peak, unclimbed by humankind, stands closer to you than ever before. The recent unveiling of its Base Camp promises a journey of relative seclusion and pristine landscapes, offering abundant opportunities for encounters with the local wildlife.

On your descent from Mardi Himal Base Camp, you’ll venture down an alternative route on the opposing side of the hills. As you progress, you’ll immerse yourself in the time-honored traditions of local villages such as Siding and Lwang. Here, you’ll witness the use of traditional tools and techniques for food preparation, such as the art of hand-churning butter and the time-honored methods of processing maize and wheat into grit and flour. Lwang is celebrated for its organic tea plantations, cobblestone-lined streets, and captivating mountain panoramas.

  • Daily yoga and meditation classes during the trek.
  • You will be accompanied by a spiritual guide and a mountain guide, both renowned in Nepal.
  • Prepare to be amazed by the awe-inspiring vistas of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), and Dhaulagiri, along with other snow-capped mountains.
  • Witness gorgeous sunrises and sunsets from various scenic viewpoints along the trail, providing breathtaking moments of natural beauty.
  • Explore the rich cultural heritage of the local Gurung community, delving into their traditions and way of life.
  • Embark on quiet and comfortable trails that offer a peaceful and enjoyable trekking experience.
  • Experience the warm welcome and hospitality of the local people, who will make you feel at home during your adventure.
  • Traverse through the region's rare and endangered flora and fauna, immersing yourself in a sanctuary of diverse and captivating wildlife.
Itinerary

Day beforeWelcome Dinner

The day before our yoga trekking expedition begins, we’ll gather for a memorable welcome dinner. It’s a perfect occasion for us to connect and become acquainted with one another before we set off on our exciting adventure. This dinner also provides a valuable opportunity for you to approach your guides with any final questions or concerns you may have.

Day 1Pokhara – Phedi – Pothana

Max altitude: 1,950m // 40min drive, 5 h trek

The day begins with an invigorating Meditation & Hatha Yoga class to center the mind and energize the body. Following a wholesome breakfast, we embark on our journey by driving to Phedi, where our trek commences with a steep ascent through the lush jungle, passing through local villages until we reach Dhampus, a Gurung village, where we pause for a satisfying lunch. This location offers breathtaking mountain views, weather permitting. Afterward, we continue our adventure along a gentle trail to Pothana, with the added delight of a teahouse lunch and nutritious snacks en route. As the day winds down, we indulge in restorative relaxation and meditation, followed by a nourishing dinner. The evening concludes with an overnight stay in a comfortable teahouse.

Day 2Pothana – Forest Camp

Max altitude: 2,600m // 6h trek

The day commences with a Meditation & energizing Hatha Yoga class to invigorate both mind and body, followed by a satisfying breakfast. Our journey unfolds with a challenging uphill trek through dense jungle, presenting captivating vistas of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges throughout most of the day. By afternoon, we arrive at Forest Camp (2,600m), where, with a stroke of luck, we may catch glimpses of the abundant wildlife that inhabit the area, including deer, monkeys, and a variety of bird species. Along the way, we enjoy a nourishing teahouse lunch and energizing snacks. As the day progresses, we engage in restorative relaxation and meditation, followed by a wholesome dinner. The day concludes with a comfortable overnight stay in a teahouse.

Day 3Forest Camp – Low Camp

Max altitude: 3,100m // 3h trek

The day commences with a revitalizing Meditation & Hatha Yoga class to set a centered tone, followed by a fulfilling breakfast. Our trail for the day covers a relatively short distance, but it’s a steep ascent through the enchanting rhododendron and juniper forest. Along the way, we’re treated to occasional glimpses of the majestic Annapurna South before we reach Low Camp (3,100m) in about 3 hours. Nourishing teahouse lunch and wholesome snacks keep us fueled. As the day winds down, we engage in restorative relaxation and meditation, followed by a nourishing dinner. The evening concludes with a comfortable overnight stay in a teahouse.

Day 4Low Camp – High Camp

Max altitude: 3,550m // 5h trek

The day kicks off with a rejuvenating Meditation & energizing Hatha Yoga class, preparing us for the adventures ahead. A hearty breakfast fuels us as we set out on the trail, which leads us toward the tree line, offering ever-changing scenery. Approximately one hour into our journey, we reach an open ridge, treating us to breathtaking views of Machhapuchhre in the distance and the majestic Annapurna South. The trail continues to undulate along the ridge, and after about 3-4 hours, we reach High Camp (3,550m). Along the way, we refuel with a nourishing teahouse lunch and healthy snacks. As the day draws to a close, we partake in restorative relaxation and meditation, followed by a satisfying dinner. The evening concludes with a restful overnight stay in a teahouse.

Day 5High Camp – Mardi Himal Base Camp – High Camp

Max altitude: 4,450m // 6h trek

The day begins with a Meditation & energizing Hatha Yoga class, preparing us for the day’s adventures. A hearty breakfast fuels us as we rise early to witness a breathtaking Himalayan sunrise. After breakfast, we embark on a challenging ascent along a narrow and rocky trail. The trail leads us to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4,450m), where we are rewarded with indescribable views of the majestic surrounding mountains. Notably, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), a sacred mountain for both Hindus and Buddhists, looms before us, untouched by climbers. We enjoy a packed lunch here before returning to High Camp for the night. Along the way, we refuel with healthy snacks. As the day winds down, we engage in restorative relaxation and meditation, followed by a satisfying dinner. The evening concludes with a comfortable overnight stay in a teahouse.

Day 6High Camp – Siding Village

Max altitude: 1,880m // 6h trek

The day commences with a grounding Meditation & energizing Hatha Yoga class, setting the tone for our journey. Following a satisfying breakfast, we opt for a unique return route, bypassing Forest Camp, and descending to the charming village of Siding. Siding is a quintessential Nepalese village nestled away from the bustling trails, providing an authentic glimpse into Nepal’s rich culture and traditional village life. Along the way, we savor a nourishing teahouse lunch and refuel with wholesome snacks. As the day progresses, we indulge in restorative relaxation and meditation, followed by a satisfying dinner. The evening concludes with a comfortable overnight stay in a teahouse.

Day 7Siding Village – Lwang Village

Max altitude: 1,450m // 5h trek

The day begins with a grounding Meditation & energizing Hatha Yoga class, preparing us for the day’s journey. Following a wholesome breakfast, we continue our path, passing through the villages of Kalimati and Ghalel, ultimately arriving at Siding in the evening. While Kalimati is primarily a Brahman village, Ghalel and Siding are home to both Brahman and Gurung communities. Siding welcomes us with its enchanting charm, boasting stone-paved streets, traditional architecture, and picturesque mountain vistas. This village is renowned for its thriving organic tea plantation. Along the way, we savor a nourishing teahouse lunch and enjoy wholesome snacks. As the day draws to a close, we engage in restorative relaxation and meditation, followed by a satisfying dinner. The evening concludes with a comfortable overnight stay in a teahouse.

Day 8Lwang Village – Phedi – Pokhara

5h trek, 40min drive

The day begins with a serene Meditation & energizing Hatha Yoga class, allowing us to soak in the beauty of the sunrise over the majestic mountain panorama one last time. Following this, we engage in a revitalizing breakfast before commencing our descent. After bidding farewell to the mountains, we continue our journey, descending to Phedi. From Phedi, we arrange transportation for the return trip to Pokhara. Along the way, we enjoy a nourishing teahouse lunch and replenishing snacks. As the day comes to a close, we indulge in restorative relaxation and meditation. To mark the end of our journey, a special farewell dinner is served. We cap off the day with a comfortable overnight stay in a cozy hotel in Pokhara.

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About our Yoga & Meditation retreats

Yoga is all about making your body, mind, and soul feel relaxed and peaceful. Now, imagine doing this while walking through mountains, lush forests, and stunning landscapes – that’s Yoga Trekking in the Himalayas. With every step, you become one with nature. Practicing yoga amidst the Himalayas adds an extra dose of refreshment and spirituality. In our busy lives, stress can pile up due to our daily routines. This is where a Yoga retreat combined with trekking in the Himalayas comes to the rescue, offering incredible relief. Our professional instructors lead yoga sessions mainly in the morning and evening.

Nepal, a land of mountains, vast landscapes, and rich culture, is a perfect destination for travel, hiking, and yoga. It’s like a piece of paradise, blending beauty in all its forms. Nepal has something to offer every traveler. Each day is a new adventure, filled with traditions, culture, and scenic beauty. Yoga Trekking is a wonderful way to explore both the external beauty around you and the internal beauty within you.

The combination of Yoga and trekking allows you to experience the diverse wonders of nature. Daily meditation and hatha yoga practice help open your mind and body while you savor breathtaking views of the spiritual Himalayan range. Walking through scenic paths, encountering alpine trees, and immersing yourself in the Himalayan cultures and traditions while meditating in serene surroundings create lasting memories.

During your yoga trekking journey, each day starts with an hour of meditation and traditional hatha yoga. This is followed by a delicious breakfast in the morning and dinner in the evening. Regular yoga practice not only soothes your mind and body but also keeps you healthy and prevents stiffness.

Various destinations in the Annapurna region, such as Ghorepani Poon Hill, Annapurna Base Camp, Australian Base Camp, Mardi Himal Base Camp, Panchase Trek, and Ghandruk Ghorepani, are ideal for yoga trekking. We tailor our yoga practices according to the destination, offering unique experiences that suit each place.

Firantes invites you to join us for an amazing holiday experience. Our skilled guides and porters will lead you through this mesmerizing region, ensuring your holiday becomes an unforgettable memory.

If you are planning your next travel to Nepall, make sure to explore our latest blogs and consider subscribing. Our collection of travel blogs offers valuable insights to help you better understand your trek and the destination you’re heading to. If you have any questions or need more information, feel free to reach out to us via email. We’re here to assist you in every way possible.

Veg menu

Our choice to offer vegetarian menus during our yoga treks is inspired by the ancient relationship between diet and the spiritual practice of yoga. Vegetarianism is traditionally associated with purifying the body and mind, fostering greater harmony and balance. We strongly believe that a plant-based diet is not only environmentally respectful but also provides all the essential nutrients for a healthy and fulfilling experience. Our vegetarian menus are thoughtfully crafted to offer a wide variety of delicious options that will tantalize your taste buds while providing the energy and nutrients required for your journey.

What is the best time to trek?

The Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek in Nepal offers a perfect blend of adventure and natural beauty. With its sweeping landscapes, towering hills, lush forests, and ravines, it never fails to captivate trekkers. While spring and autumn are the recommended seasons for this trek, it can be undertaken at other times as well. However, it’s crucial to exercise caution and take necessary precautions while climbing the trail during these seasons. Safety should always be a top priority to ensure an excellent and memorable experience.

Mardi Himal Trek in Spring:

Spring is the prime time to embark on the Mardi Himal Trek, offering a perfect blend of favorable weather and breathtaking views. With temperatures ranging from 17 to 20 degrees Celsius during the day and slightly colder nights, trekkers are advised to carry warm clothing. As the days become longer after the spring equinox, there is ample sunlight, gentle breezes, and clear skies, making it ideal for outdoor activities. The hills come alive with vibrant, blooming flowers, particularly rhododendrons, creating a picturesque landscape. The melodious songs of birds further enhance the immersive experience of this season.

Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek in Autumn:

Autumn is an ideal time for the Mardi Himal Trek. The weather remains warm during the day (around 20°C), with cooler nights (around 10°C). You can witness colorful autumn leaves along the trail, creating a picturesque landscape. Additionally, this season offers cultural festivities and a chance to interact with the friendly locals. However, as December approaches, the weather gets colder, and wildlife sightings decrease. So, maintaining a steady pace is crucial. Enjoy the stunning beauty and vibrant experiences of autumn on this trek.

Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek in Off-season:

Trekking Mardi Himal in winter and monsoon requires extra preparation and caution. Winter brings snow-covered trails and cold temperatures, while monsoon brings heavy rain and damp conditions. Despite the challenges, winter offers cozy moments by the fireplace and mesmerizing snowy views. In monsoon, improved visibility after rain showers enhances the experience. Although not the ideal seasons, with proper planning, these treks can still be enjoyable for adventurous hikers.

Acclimatization

Acclimatization during the Mardi Himal Trek is crucial for adapting to higher altitudes. Key acclimatization points include Forest Camp, Low Camp, and High Camp. It’s important to listen to your body, stay hydrated, eat well, and avoid overexertion. Descend if experiencing symptoms of altitude sickness. Consult with a guide or medical professional for personalized advice.

Trek travel insurance

Travel insurance is compulsory for the trek. All the trekkers must provide a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy certificate. The policy must cover medical and emergency repatriation- including helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitudes (up to 4,500m).

Trekking members are kindly requested to send their detailed insurance information after trek booking. In case of emergencies, we will be using the insurance policy and informational documents you sent us. It will help us arrange a quick and effective rescue operation, transfer for emergency medical help, etc. Please ensure that your insurance covers all costs incurred during mountain rescue service.

Before buying travel insurance, make sure to call the insurance company and recheck if they have heli-rescue up to 4,500m.

Drinking water

We recommend you bring a container for one liter of water. In the teahouses we can buy boiled water suitable for drinking with which to fill our bottles. Another option is to refill the water from the fountains that we find along the way or from the tap of the teahouses themselves, for this we have to count on water disinfectant tablets that we can find in pharmacies.

Team
Meet Your Spiritual Guide and Yoga Instructor for this Adventure

YOGI ACHARYA AUM BABA

Certified Yoga Instructor / Meditation Expert / Alignment & Adjustment Specialist

Join Yogi Acharya Aum Baba on an authentic and transformative journey of self-discovery, mindfulness, and inner transformation. Embrace the path of yoga and meditation, and experience the profound peace and happiness that lie within you.

Yogi Acharya Aum Baba is a seasoned yoga instructor with profound expertise in various yoga disciplines, including Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, and Yoga Nidra. With an unwavering dedication to the art of yoga, he places a strong emphasis on alignment and adjustment techniques. Aum Baba’s teachings encompass pranayama, meditation, kriyas, and mantra chanting, offering a comprehensive approach to holistic well-being.

मन्त्रमुद्राः (With Mantra Blessings),

🕉️ Hari Om 🕉️

Meet Your Mountain Guide for this Adventure

Kumar Tamang

Founder / Trekking Guide

Biography

Hello! I’m Kumar Tamang, and I’m an energetic, determined, and passionate individual. I was born on October 16, 1997, in a remote village in Dhading, Nepal. At the young age of 16, I started my career in the trekking industry as a Porter, following in the footsteps of my father, who also worked in the same field.

As I gained experience and knowledge, I progressed from being a Porter to becoming a trekking guide. With a strong desire to work independently, I founded Firantes, an adventure travel company that aims to offer exceptional experiences while promoting sustainable tourism.

Upholding values such as integrity, excellence, and customer satisfaction, I am committed to expanding Firantes and establishing it as a leading name in the industry, providing a wide range of adventure activities and creating unforgettable journeys amidst the awe-inspiring beauty of the Himalayas.

Chronology

2011-Present
Trekker

Skills

English Speaker100%
Trekking guide100%
Leadership100%
Friendly90%

Contact Info

Phone: +977 9869380180
Email: iamtamangkumar@gmail.com

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Pilar Garay

Group Traveller

My experience on the Mardi Himal Yoga Trek with Firantes has been truly unforgettable. From the moment I arrived, I felt cared for and supported at every step of the journey. The combination of yoga and trekking in the majestic Himalayas was a transformative experience. The sunrise yoga classes amidst the mountains were a spiritual experience that I will always cherish.

The landscapes we witnessed along the trek were simply stunning. From the dense rhododendron forests to the panoramic mountain views, each day offered a new natural wonder. Reaching Mardi Himal Base Camp and gazing upon the awe-inspiring beauty of the mountains, especially Machhapuchhre, was a magical moment that I cannot put into words.

Firantes’ organization and logistics were impeccable, allowing me to fully immerse myself in the experience without worries. The local team, including guides and porters, were friendly, knowledgeable, and always ready to assist.

The journey concluded with a warm farewell dinner, which was a nice touch to share experiences and reflections with my fellow travelers. I am grateful for this opportunity and highly recommend Firantes to anyone seeking a unique Himalayan experience, combining yoga, trekking, and spirituality in a spectacular setting.

October 2, 2023

Miguel López

Group Traveller

My Mardi Himal Yoga Trek with Firantes was nothing short of spectacular. The blend of yoga and trekking in the Himalayas was a spiritual journey like no other. The sunrise yoga sessions amidst the mountains left me in awe, and the landscapes we traversed were breathtaking. Firantes’ flawless organization made the trip stress-free, and their local team was both knowledgeable and hospitable. The experience reached its peak at Mardi Himal Base Camp, where I witnessed the stunning mountain vistas, particularly the sacred Machhapuchhre. A heartfelt farewell dinner with fellow adventurers was the perfect ending to this extraordinary journey. I wholeheartedly recommend Firantes to anyone seeking a unique Himalayan adventure.

September 17, 2023

Sarah Sands

Couple Traveller

Unforgettable! The Mardi Himal Yoga Trek with Firantes is a journey of a lifetime. The combination of yoga, trekking, and breathtaking mountain landscapes is simply magical. Highly recommended!

August 31, 2023

Simone F.

Group Traveller

WOW, the Mardi Himal Yoga Trek by Firantes was EPIC! 🏔️🧘‍♂️ The yoga sessions in the mountain’s embrace were pure Zen. The trek was like an adventure movie, with thrilling trails and Instagram-worthy views. 😍 The team was like family, always looking out for us. And don’t get me started on Mardi Himal Base Camp – it’s like touching the sky! 😲🌄 Thanks Firantes for this unforgettable journey! 🙌👏

July 29, 2023
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