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      Mardi Himal trek - eastern side

      Annapurna Himal Aug 26, 2015 at 3:56 AM

      Mardi Himal trek - eastern side

      I'm planning to do the Mardi Himal trek around late Sept. this year. Rob into-thin-air has posted an excellent guide here on VT covering the main trail on the western side up to Mardi Himal Base Camp West, doable as a teahouse trek all the way:
      "Mardi Himal Trek" - Nepal Travelogue by into-thin-air

      But if possible I'd also like to get a bit more to the east toward MHBC South, teahouse-style w/o camping. I'd originally thought of going up that way and returning on the western side to finish up at Jhinu Danda hot spring, as Rob did (great memories from the ABC trek!). But now I'm leaning toward starting on the main western trail since it's more gradual -- seems the eastern route is steeper, more appropriate for a quick descent. Also the west is definitely doable teahouse-style, making for a good leisurely start, and it may be possible to get pointers from the staff there, maybe even a local guide. (I'll be going as a FIT if it's still allowed.) So far all the info I've found about the eastern side is for organized camping treks (part is included in the Machapuchare Model Trek).

      So if anyone has been on that side recently or can provide links, any general info or specific info about teahouse accommodation would be much appreciated, particularly on these routes:
      1) High Camp (West) > MHBC South > Korchon > Khumai Danda > Mirsa/Kharpani
      2) High Camp (West) > MHBC South > Korchon > Premo-Shyo > Pilicho > Karuwa

      The 2nd route is longer but another viewpoint is marked above Premo-Shyo. For both, only campsites are shown on my map (Nepal Map Publisher 'ABC-Mardi Himal'). ... Maybe possible to carry a bit of food & bivvy one night but I won't be packing a tent.

      Finally, is anyone familiar with the little hot spring at Kharpani? (always nice to finish the trek with a soak!) ... the organized-trek notes seem to indicate the area has recovered from the devastating 2012 flood.

      P.S. Here's a sketch map that shows the main western & eastern routes (heavy gray lines indicate ridgelines):

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      traveling Kathmandu

      Kathmandu Aug 29, 2015 at 6:19 AM

      My husband has the opportunity to travel for work aiding The World Hunger Group into Kathmandu. Someone else turned the trip down because he thought travel was unsafe. What are the current conditions?

    • Mode of travel from Ranipauwa Muktinath Airport to Temple

      by T.KOTAYYA Online Now Mar 27, 2015 at 8:04 AM

      Kindly inform us a grop of eldery persons visiting Muktinath by pvt Helecopter from member has Arthritice problem lacking firm gripping in both hands to hold blke driver.I am told they tie waist with some rope or such thing.I also want to know how is road condition if we choose to walk.kindly inform ur experience to my email HYDERABAD TELENGANA PH 9885354774(91)

    • Can I travel to Muktinath by Jeep in the middle of January ?

      by PuspenduBhattachary Online Now Jul 30, 2014 at 5:32 AM

      1) Can I travel to Muktinath by Jeep in the middle of January ?
      2) During the period can i hire car from Pokhra to Mukthinath ? What would be the cost ?
      3) Can I avail the flight from Pokhra to Jomsom in winter ? Jeep service will be available from Jomsom to Mukthinath ?

      1 Answer Apr 3, 2015 at 8:10 AM
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      how to reach from pashupatinath to muktinath

      by rknagraj Online Now Jul 20, 2014 at 10:28 PM

      how to reach from pashupatinath to muktinath, do we have accomodation near muktinath.

      2 Answers Jul 21, 2014 at 8:16 AM
    • hw to reach gorakhpur to muktinathtemple

      by balaji0021 Online Now May 1, 2012 at 6:01 PM

      hw to reach gorakhpur to muktinathtemple via bus rout? what r the fecilities available?hws the climate may month...wrs available in hotels in lowest & good hotels? wt is the torism attaction placers in mukthinath

      1 Answer May 4, 2012 at 8:43 AM
    • Muktinath Altitude

      by madhavmanikal Online Now Dec 26, 2010 at 12:00 PM

      Helicopter travel to Muktinath has been said to carry some risk of Altitude Sickness - How significant is this problem , if at all ? Mid March travel planned. Jomsom to Ranipauwa jeep travel OK ?
      Please advise. Healthy 75 year old and 65 yr old travellers.

      5 Answers Apr 26, 2014 at 2:14 AM
    • Hotels in Mukthinath

      by lochanlak Online Now Feb 12, 2010 at 2:22 AM

      Hi, I am Lakshmish from Mysore. I am planning to visit Mukthinath with my family members and we have small kids in our troup so we need some good hotel with vegetarian food. Please suggest me and help me out in planning the trip. Also I would like to know whether it is better to stay in Jomsom or Mukthinath. Your response can be sent to Regards. Lakshmish

      2 Answers Feb 20, 2010 at 3:57 PM
    • Visit to Muktinath

      by UmaHrishi Online Now Apr 24, 2004 at 3:03 AM

      Hi, I would like to go to Muktinath from New delhi. My plan is to go to Pokhara from where an helicopter cud be taken. Pl advice which travel agency i shud bew contacting out there in Nepal for the same.

      3 Answers May 27, 2004 at 9:23 PM