an adventure on off the beaten trails with stunning views of whole Annapurna range of peaks
Explorer Adventure offers a pleasant country walks where all age groups and interested people from veteran trekkers to beginners can join in this marvelous Annapurna Mardi Himal Trekking which leads you in sheer wilderness with daily views of Annapurna Himalaya on a week duration adventure.
Annapurna Mardi Himal located just a mere distance from scenic Pokhara a popular and leading city and touristic destinations where all treks and adventure around Annapurna starts and ends on this beautiful Pokhara situated on the laps of Annapurna Himalaya with calm serene lakes.
A moderate walks with touch of high altitude which makes Annapurna Mardi Himal trekking adventurous, as this beautiful journey leads you on high hills and ridges covered with dense rhododendron (national flower of Nepal), oaks, magnolia, hemlock and pine tree lines with other rich vegetations.
As our adventure progress leaving the lush green tree lines disappears for smaller alpine shrubs and dwarf rhododendron (azalea)into exposed areas at High Camp and beyond at Mardi Base Camp the highest point of the trek above 4,500 m high standing beneath towering Mt. Machapuchare ‘Fish Tail’ and Mardi Himal which is Southern West flank of Fish Tail peak.
Starting Annapurna Mardi Himal from Pokhara with short drive heading towards high hills to reach at Dhampus and Potana villages inhabited by Gurung the hill tribe of Annapurna Himalaya, walk leads into beautiful forest with views of Annapurna and Manaslu Himalaya including Machapuchare and small rocky and ice peaks of Mardi Himal.
After days of good walk leaving the mainstream trekking trails entering into remote and isolated areas to reach our final destination at Mardi Himal base camp with breath-taking panorama of mountains that surrounds this high scenic ridge facing towering peaks of Machapuchare directly towards north with Mardi Himal.
Enjoying glorious and grandeur views of dramatic scenery of mountains and landscapes heading back to Pokhara taking an alternative route past Jungle and Low Camp towards low warm country of paddy fields and terraces for short exciting drive back to Pokhara with magnificent adventure on Annapurna Mardi Himal Trekking.
I did a customized 6 day trek with Bam and everything was fine. We had a great time, I could ask a lot & he explained me everything and we laughed a lot every day. I also had time every day to walk on my own without talking and in the teahouses he was around every second I needed him.
Our itineraries of any trips are based on our leading experience in the Himalayas. But, we also organize the trips according to your special requests or your personally given itinerary. Please, feel free to contact us for your questions and queries.
Traveling to Himalayan countries specially on treks and other adventure with Nepal-Bhutan and Tibet, where clients should purchase travel and medical insurance covering immediate evacuation by any means of transportations, like helicopter or fastest way vehicle to reach nearest city and town hospitals.
Insurance Policy should cover all medical expenses incurred during your holidays in Himalayan countries, including travel insurance where sometimes Himalayan weather even in best times can be unpredictable, where trekking routes can be re-routed of cancelled in this case local company will not entertain you with refund, however provides you with letter so that one can claim from your respective insurance companies.
Should cover medical insurance for illness and emergency evacuation by Helicopter or other means of transportations including other expenses on treatment at respective countries hospitals, as for travel insurance against bad unfavorable weather conditions, delay or cancellation of domestic flights on mountainous area where flight involves on the start of trek and at the end.
Travel and Medical Insurance also needs to cover when clients break the journey in the middle of the trip, due to sickness-personal domestic problem etc………
On treks or climb where you will be accompanied by our expert guide who knows the area on route of the trek chosen, we have professional and veteran guides to led the trek where you can feel comfortable, as our guide are knowledgeable offers you various information of the country from history-geography, culture to flora and fauna.
All guides have gone through basic medical training that includes high altitude symptoms or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) can help you with simple medical First Aid and for severe condition will support taking you to safe area or to nearest hospitals by any means of quick transportation.
Our guides are well versed in Eco-Trekking and Responsible Tourism as well and are committed in keeping the environment on trekking route in pristine form as it was.
Porters are picked can be regular porter of the company of hired in Kathmandu-Pokhara or in Lukla on start of the trekking, with always a strong and cheerful porters to carry your heavier luggage, baggage of 15 to 25 kg maximum weights to carry by each porters, we do not allow underage porters of below 16 years of age or above 50 years.
Porters and guide are well looked after by the company with good wages, medical insurance, travel allowance including meals on treks and climb company also provides warm gear in winter as well for high and cold altitude trips.
We are also member of PACT (Porters Act commitment).
High Altitude or Acute Mountain Sickness for short as AMS a symptom faced and can catch any people on high altitude adventure walks.
Due to high pressure and low oxygen level as certain height where some people feel uneasiness with shortness of breathiness, light headache, nausea, dizziness, lack of good sleep and with less appetite.
To avoid these whole symptoms where we always designed itinerary days accordingly with enough space, flexible days for acclimatization at high elevation, taking short walks up and sleeping and resting at low places.
The other good way to avoid AMS taking slow and steady pace on walks, stopping frequently to catch your breath and adding lot of fluid or safe drinking water at least 2-3 liters a day to support against AMS.
On high altitude take enough rest and with short slow hike above high hills to catch views as well to support acclimatization and sleeping and resting at low altitude will certainly helps you in avoiding AMS.
The company provides as precaution measures against AMS with comprehensive medical kit, oxygen and Gamma Bags / Pressure Bags in some high altitude adventure treks, where some people as per their own doctor advice use Diamox also known as Acetazolamide to prevent and reduce symptoms of AMS can lower headache when in high altitude walks and climb
Useful in situations when you cannot make high ascent, the best ways to prevent altitude sickness doing it slowly, stopping for overnights at certain altitude to adjust to the new height, and taking it easy for first one or two 2 days.
This Diamox also used for other medications to treat certain type of eye problem (open-angle glaucoma).
Acetazolamide a "water pill" (diuretic), it decrease amount of fluids that can build up in eyes, also helps to decrease buildup of body fluids (edema) caused by congestive heart failure or certain medications. Acetazolamide can work less well over time, so it is usually used only for a short period of time.
Using this pill should get advice from your doctor before trip departure to high Himalaya.
In our list we always mention general medication to bring from home as well from your doctor advice also, your doctor might recommend you some basic medication list like medicine against diarrhea, headache, fever, cold-flu as well constipation including first aid for cuts-wounds and burns as well.