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Mardi Himal Yoga Trek

The Mardi Himal Yoga trek is ideal for beginners to seasoned adventurers. Yoga combined with meditation helps make you more aware of your surrounding. With each passing day, you will find yourself appreciating the beauty of Mardi with mindfulness.

  • Activity Level Easy
  • Fixed Departure NOT AVAILABLE
    Price
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  • Trip Duration 12 Days
  • Vacation Style Small Group
  1. Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

     

    A representative from Adventure Kora will escort you from the airport to your hotel. In the afternoon, you can opt to take a short excursion through the city, especially the Kathmandu Durbar Square for a cultural and historical tour of the ancient city.

  2. Day 2: Trek and Yoga Preparation Day in Kathmandu

     

    Right before breakfast, we’ll have an early morning yoga class. This class will mainly focus on the basic concept of breathing, and meditation. If you have some last minutes supplies to purchase, our guide will take your around the outdoor sports stores after lunch. Before dinner, we’ll again practice yoga and meditation.

  3. Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (Kande) and hike to Australian Base Camp (1800m/2624 ft): 6 hrs drive to Pokhara, 1 hour drive to Kande, 1. 5 hours trek

     

    Before leaving the hotel in the morning, we’ll have an early morning yoga class. Pokhara is a 6 hours drive away from Kathmandu. As you near Pokhara, you will be greeted by the peaks of Machhapuchhre (Mount Fishtail). At Pokhara we will transfer to a jeep which will drive us to Kande, the starting point of our trek. The trail to Australian Base Camp is very pleasant and relatively easy. In the evening we’ll practice yoga surrounded by the ranges of Manaslu, Annapurna and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail).    

  4. Day 4: Australian Base Camp to Forest camp ( 2600m/ 8530 ft): 6-7 hours

     

    Waking up to the view of the mountains, we’ll start our day with an early morning yoga class.  The lesson will focus on our breathing and then to the various yogasana ( postures) that will help us stretch and relax our muscles. This will help while we trek to the Forest camp. The forest camp area includes an open area with a few lodges. Before dinner, we’ll practice yoga asanas that will help you relax your muscle after the long trek

  5. Day 5: Forest camp to High camp (2970m/9504 ft): 5-6 hours

     

    We’ll only have a short 30 minutes yoga session as we’ll need to head out early. As we ascend higher, you’ll notice a change in the vegetation with more rhododendron trees lining the path. Enroute, you’ll be greeted by spectacular views of Mt.Fishtail, Annapurna South and Hiunchuli. Continuing along the trail along the Mardi Himal Ridge, we head towards the High Camp. Keep a lookout for the Lophophorus (danphe) along the way. In the evening, we’ll practice yoga with a couple of additional asanas followed by meditation.

  6. Day 6: High camp to upper viewpoint (4250m/13600 ft), return back to high camp: 4-5 hours

     

    Today we’ll head out to the upper viewpoint which provides spectacular view of the Himalayan range. Walking through grassy trails and a few steep uphills, we reach the upper view point. Revel in the spectacular sunrise over the Fishtail, Annapurna south and a peaks of the Himalayan range. You can practice meditation at this point for a short time. Head back to the high camp. We’ll have a longer session today with yogasana which includes a slightly challenging postures than the one we’ve been practicing followed by meditation.

  7. Day 7: High camp to Forest camp: 5-6 hours

     

    Retracing our steps back to forest camp, we’ll descend down the trail. Feel free to practice yoga and meditate on your own before the evening class.

  8. Day 8: Forest camp to Australian Base Camp: 5-6 hours

     

    Wake up early to watch the sunrise at Australian Base Camp. We’ll then have a yoga class before we descend down towards the Australian Base Camp.  In the evening, we’ll convene as a group to practice yoga and meditation.

  9. Day 9: Australian Camp to Pokhara (after lunch)

     

    After lunch, we’ll head back to Pokhara again. At Pokhara feel free to spend the day at leisure.

  10. Day 10: Rest day at Pokhara

     

    After yoga and breakfast, you have the whole day on your own to explore Pokhara. There are many activities that you can do at Pokhara. The lakeside offers boat rides, paddle boating, and even kayaking at the Phewa Lake.  If you are not tired, you can hike up to the Peace Pagoda. The Pagoda surrounded by hills and the spectacular view of Mount Fishtail is an ideal place to meditate. If you’re looking for a slightly more adventurous activity, paragliding is highly recommended.

  11. Day 11:Drive to Kathmandu: 6 hours

     

    We'll head back to Kathmandu after breakfast. You can spend the day at leisure in Kathmandu or opt to take a city tour with our guide or finish some last minute souvenir shopping. We’ll have one last session of yoga as a group. The evening calls for a celebratory dinner.

  12. Day 12: Final Departure

     

    Adventure Kora's representative will drop you off at the airport.

 

 

Price Details
 
Please email us for prices at adventurekora@gmail.com

Price Includes

  • All ground transportation by private vehicle for airport and hotel pick up/drop off, and transfers
  • Domestic flight if needed
  • Experienced guide fluent in English
  • Accommodation in teahouses and hotels
  • All meals during trek
  • Entry permit to parks, monuments and cultural landmarks
  • All staff costs included -Trekking guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
  • Comprehensive medical kit carried by our staffs
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara if needed
  • Welcome kit by Adventure Kora - t-shirt

Price Excludes

  • International airfare and airport departure tax
  • Travel insurance covering medical treatment and evacuation by ground and air
  • Nepal entry visa, obtained upon arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu
  • Rescue and evacuation
  • Extra road transport/flight cost in case member returns earlier
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and if applicable, in Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and incase of early return from the trek than the scheduled itinerary
  • Items of personal nature like laundry, communication and bar bill
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s), and driver(s)
  • Other expenses not mentioned in the Price Includes the section