Day 1: Drive to Kade and trek to Deurali.
Total Duration: 5 hours
Elevation : Kade (1,770 meters) / Deurali (2,125 meters)
The trek commences with a one-hour drive from Pokhara to Kade via the Pokhara-Baglung highway. From Kade, we start ascending towards Forest Camp. The trail is a moderately steep climb leading to the ridge at the top.
After an hour or so of climbing, we clear the forest and reach the Australian Base Camp. You get to witness a magnificent panorama of the Annapurna Himalayan range from here. Our trek further takes us through winding paths full of rhododendron trees until we reach a small settlement known as ‘Deurali’ we will be staying overnight.
Day 2: Deurali to Low Camp.
Total Duration: 6 hours
Elevation: Low camp (3,150 meters)
we start early as we pass through the lush rhododendron forests following the ridge. reach to Forest Camp, After clearing the woods, we arrived at the Low Camp (2,950m). The views of Mt Macchapuchre and Mardi are much more up close from here.
Day 3: Low Camp to High Camp to Mardi Himal Base Camp back to High Camp.
Total Duration: 4 hours
Elevation: High Camp (3,580 meters)
The trail continues along the ridge as we exit the Low camp and head towards Badal Danda (3,210 m). The landscapes slowly contrast from the verdant tree line to alpine pastures. As you reach High Camp, you witness incredible up-close views of the Annapurna South, Huinchuli, and Macchapuchre as you stand above the floating clouds.
Day 4: Morning hike to sunrise View point - Mardi Himal Base Camp back to badal danda .High Camp to Siding
Total Duration:8 hours
Elevation: Mardi Himal Base Camp (4,500 meters)
the main highlight of the trek and the relatively most difficult one with steep uphill climbs and strenuous walks. We start early with the first steep climb that takes about 2 hours to reach the View Point top, which most people refer to as MBC (Mardi Himal Base Camp).
The actual base camp, however, lies ever higher when there is another 2-hour steep climb along the ridge. However, the breathtaking views of Mt Macchapucchre and Mardi up close and Annapurna I, Gangapurna and Annapurna III looming in the distance welcome you!
After exploring the Base camp, we start descending slowly through the steep trails to High Camp, and we head down to Badal Danda where we will be staying the night.
Day 5: Trek to Siding & Drive to Pokhara
Total Duration:3 hours of Trek and 3 hours of Drive
Elevation: Siding (1,850 meters) / Pokhara (900 meters)
Today we will descend all the down to Siding. We follow the same route until we reach Low camp, and take a different route towards Siding. The descent can be harsh with steep stone stairs and slippery surfaces in some places.
We walk across a dense forest with nothing but trees and bushes around us. After about 3 hours of continuous descent, we will finally arrive at Siding. Siding is a small village with traditional houses and lifestyle. Upon reaching Siding, we will take a 4WD and travel towards Pokhara. You can see the upper viewpoint and the ridge you walked upon the past few days. A 3 hours drive, and we reach our destination. You will be taken to your hotel. Enjoy your leisure time in there.
We stay overnight in Pokhara.