Here is how mardi himal trek by italian people on mid October 2018
On October 20 2018 I (Shreeram Thapaliya) did Mardi Himal trek with my 4 fantastic and helpful guide. We led the 7 Italian people to 7 days most fantastic and magnificent trek of Annapurna region.
Day 01: Pokhara to Deurali
First of all that was the festival time in Nepal. We were in pokhra during the last day of dashain and we should had to start our trek the next day. We were quite worried about the vehicle, because the next day we had to start early in the morning. I was trying to manage the vehicle. Finally I could manage but was double expensive than normal time. I said ok, let’s go with this. 20 October we waited 1 hour more than we scheduled because of festival time was still going.
We rode on the jeep at 8.30 am and we were at our trekking starting point around 10.00 am . Perfect time we did just three hour easy trek until Deurali via beautiful village pothana. We had some good view of mountain too. I had already booked the big hotel in Deurali so we actually got 4 Rooms for that night. We stayed there and had a wonderful moments. My boys was playing the Italian cards to spent the time. We had a great dinner and good sleep too.
Day 02: Deurali to Forest Camp
21 October 2018: we woke up early in the morning around 7 and had a breakfast. We became ready at 7.30 then began our trek through very beautiful lush, rhododendron, oak trees forest. The trail was pretty good . the worker was doing there work to maintain and upgrade the trail conditions. I was pretty impressed with this so I tipped them 100Rs which was small amount but was great from Nepalese. Some followers behind of us as well as some forwarders who were co trekkers with us. I was so much worried about the hotel often I was trying to call the Hotel in Forest camp but getting a lot of disturbances because of poor network. Finally I was able to call and booked the hotel in Forest camp which was forest camp guest house. We were there at 11.45 am. It was quite early but it is normal plan to stay in forest camp. We stayed there had lunch and dinner there but the thing was there were so many Nepalese local visitors than we expected 100 of them were passing to get the hotel which was already occupied. Some of them they slept in castle while others were just spent there night with campfire for whole night. I got some space in the dining room where I slept it was just for one people but that time we were two in small one bed. I was not able to move my body and change my position of sleeping. I hold pee for 2-3 hours because everybody was just lying on floor.