Mardi Himal Trek

11 Days

The Mardi Himal Base Camp trek, also known as the Mardi Himal trek, is a relatively easy and short trek located in the Annapurna region of Nepal. This trek provides a wonderful opportunity to escape the noise of the city and immerse yourself in the pure and fresh air of the countryside. Standing proudly to the east of Modi Khola, Mardi Himal offers awe-inspiring views of glacial valleys and the surrounding Annapurna region.

One of the main highlights of the Mardi Himal trek is the chance to witness the breathtaking snow-capped peaks of Annapurna I, Hiunchuli, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Machhapuchre (Fishtail), and Annapurna South. Additionally, this trek allows you to experience the rich cultures of the Nepali Gurung and Magar communities, adding a cultural aspect to your journey.

The Mardi Himal trek is well-known for its focus on eco-tourism, and along the way, you will come across charming teahouses that provide basic facilities for trekkers. The trail takes you through various types of vegetation, enhancing your overall trekking experience.

Typically, the Mardi Himal trek itinerary spans 10 days, making it an ideal choice for a quick getaway. This trek takes you on an adventurous path away from the hustle and bustle of city life. As you follow the Mardi trek route, you will be captivated by the beauty of the western Annapurna region, with its dense Rhododendron forests, rocky landscapes, and peaceful surroundings.

In terms of cost, the Mardi Himal trek is relatively affordable, making it accessible to a wide range of travelers. Since its launch in 2012, this trek has been steadily gaining popularity due to its unique combination of natural beauty and cultural experiences.

Overall, the Mardi Himal trek offers a short and flawless journey that allows you to escape to the serene mountains of Nepal. Whether you are an experienced trekker or a beginner, this trek in the Annapurna region is guaranteed to leave you with unforgettable memories of the majestic Mardi Himal and its high camp, all while enjoying the tranquility of the Himalayan wilderness.

Mardi Himal Trek itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu  (1400 m) 
  • Day 2: Exploring and Sightseeing Kathmandu Valley.
  • Day 3: A scenic drive to Pokhara by tourist bus/ Option: Flight  (820 m)  6-7 Hrs Drive / 30 Min Flight
  • Day 4: Pokhara to Kande and trek to Potana (1950 m)  4-5 Hrs Trek
  • Day 5: Trek from Potana to Forest Camp  (2600 m)  4-5  Hrs Trek
  • Day 6: Trek from Forest Camp to High Camp (3600 m)  5-6 Hrs Trek
  • Day 7: Hike to Mardi Base Camp (4500 m) Or Upper Viewpoint (4450 m) Trek Back to Low Camp (2970 m) 7-8 Hrs Trek
  • Day 8:  Low Camp to Siding (3 Hrs Trek) & drive back to Pokhara  (820 m)  2-3  Hrs Drive
  • Day 09:  Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus / Option: Flight  6-7 Hrs Drive / 30 Min Flight
  • Day 10: Departure to your homeland

Mardi Himal Trek Trip Info

  • Some Places
  • 4500m
  • 5-7 hours/day
  • Annapurna Region
  • Thamel, Kathmandu
  • Whole Year
  • 16

Mardi Himal Trek Overview

  • Trek duration: 10D/ 09N
  • Trek grade: Moderate
  • Highest altitude: 4500 meters
  • Accommodation: Teahouse/ Lodge
  • Transportation: Flight/Bus
  • Group size: 1 to 15
  • Best seasons: Spring and autumn
  • Per day walk: 5- 6 hours

Mardi Himal Trek Highlights

  • Sensational view of sunrise and sunsets from cliffs.
  • Witness great scenes of the Annapurna range and other mountain peaks like Dhaulagiri, Mardi Himal, Machhapuchre, etc.
  • Pass through vivid rhododendron forest along with other vegetation on the way to the trek trail.
  • It is the ideal trip for solo trekkers.
  • Observe enthralling flora and fauna.
  • Interaction with the local people and know the way of life, local people, diversified culture, etc.
  • Natural diversity that will impress your soul.
  • A glowing opportunity to enjoy authentic Nepali cuisine.
  • A satisfying glimpse of white glaciers, snow-capped peaks, landscapes, and scenarios

Itinerary

You will be entering Kathmandu, and our agents will be plucking you up at the airport and accompanying you to a motel near Thamel. You can unwind yourself from all the jetlags for some time and have your meal on time. Our agents may stroll you around the Thamel area where you can buy some souvenirs. After that, we will serve you authentic Nepali cuisine as your supper. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Maximum Altitude: Kathmandu (1400m/ 4593.17 ft.)

Meal: Breakfast

You will be eating your breakfast and commence your day. Then your trek guide will take you for a visit to different and famous places around the valley. You will observe ancient and historical temples and buildings, some heritage sites like Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa. You will have a pre-consultation with our agents and tour guide in the evening.

The day also marks for last trek preparation. There are nearby markets where you can visit and buy some trekking gear as per your requirement. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Maximum Altitude: Pokhara (822m/ 2696.54ft)

Traveled Kilometer: 200.5 km

Trip Duration: 6-8 hours (driving)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Commence your day with a delicious breakfast in the luxe hotel of Kathmandu. Be ready because our representatives will come to pick you up. Today, we will have a scenic ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara. The high hills and breathtaking scenery while driving on the highway will make you fall in love with Nepal.

However, if you want to reach Pokhara by flight then we can arrange that for you.

Dinner and Overnight in standard hotel of Pokhara

Maximum Altitude: Deurali (2860m/9385ft)

Traveled Kilometer: 25 km

Trek Duration: 1 hour (drive) + 4-5 hours (trek)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

When we reach Pokhara, we will revive ourselves. After you arrive at Pokhara, we will ride for approximately 1 hour to enter Kande. We will be moving through the Pokhara Baglung highway at the starting point of our Trek. After that, you will move through green slopes to reach Kande.

Then we will cross the lush rhododendron jungle. Finally, the trekking route will direct you to Potana. Deurali proceeds along the Modi Khola, located between Annapurna from the south and Mardi Himal. We will be passing through many villages on your way to reaching Deurali. The view of the Annapurna mountain and the Pokhara valley from this vantage point is breathtaking. Finally we will be reaching to Potana and stay overnight and Dinner at the lodge in Potana.

Maximum Altitude: Forest Camp (2600m/8530ft)

Traveled Kilometer: 5-6 km

Trek Duration: 3- 4 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You will rise early morning, observe an astounding sunrise view, and have an appetizing breakfast at the lodge. Our target for today is Forest Camp. You will be walking from the plains with the marvelous panoramas of Mt Fishtail and Mardi Himal. Those mountains will seem to appear beside you as you climb.

We will stroll through a jungle camp where you may recognize Himalayan Thar, snow leopard, musk deer, etc. You will find not only wildlife species, but you will notice different vegetation. Then, we will have our snacks at the forest camp.

Dinner and Overnight stay in a lodge in forest Camp.

Maximum Altitude: High Camp (3850m/12631ft)

Traveled Kilometer: 5-6 km

Trek Duration: 4 – 5 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will have a healthy breakfast in the hotel and incline towards High Camp. Then, we will be trekking continuously along the ridge of Mardi Himal. Eventually, you will reach Middle Camp after ascending the lush Rhododendron jungle for about 1.5 hours.

Thus, you will be witnessing an excellent panorama of the majestic Mardi Himal and Machhapuchre. Finally, you will reach High Camp. High Camp allows a perfect viewpoint for spectacular cliffs. There are 3-4 lodges or guesthouses which you will enjoy.

Dinner and Overnight in High Base Camp in tea-house

Maximum Altitude: Mardi Base Camp ( 4500m/14763.77ft)

Traveled Kilometer: 5-6 km

Trek Duration: 4- 5 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After eating our breakfast, we will travel towards your ultimate end, Mardi Base Camp. Mardi base Camp will be the highest and up-most elevation we will be gaining from this Trek. You will enjoy a fascinating glimpse of the Natural environment at the base camp. You will be dazzled by the flora and snow-capped mountains.

We will have sufficient time to travel to Mardi Base camp. Make sure you click pictures and capture beautiful memories. After then, you will eventually retrace back to High Camp. The trail is quite steep and dangerous, so be safe.

Maximum Altitude: Pokhara (822m/ 2696.54ft)

Traveled Kilometer: 23.8 km

Trip Duration: 4 – 5 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Wake up to your last uncluttered destination. From the high camp, you will move to siding at first and then drive to Pokhara.

Get refreshed by the beautiful view of the Siding. We will soon get back to the city. Today, we will ride back to Pokhara by bus. Make sure you enjoy the scenic ride. After that, our agents will drop you at your hotel. Then, explore the vicinity of beautiful Pokhara.

Dinner and Overnight Stay in Kathmandu

Maximum Altitude: Kathmandu 1,350m/4,428 ft.

Traveled Kilometer: 200.6 km

Trek Duration: 7-8 Hrs Drive /30 mins (flight)

Meals: Dinner

Today you will be driving back to Kathmandu. The bus follows the same route as before; you will get to enjoy the view of green hills along with the Trishuli River.

So you can relax and have a great time in Kathmandu for the last time. So make sure you make this day count. Enjoy your day around the wonders of Kathmandu. Make sure you experience the nightlife in Kathmandu. Explore some bars, pubs, motels in the Thamel area. You could also go and buy some souvenirs. In the evening enjoy the farewell dinner including the famous Newari food of Kathmandu.

Dinner and Overnight stay in Kathmandu

Meals: Breakfast

Enjoy your last day in Nepal. We hope you had good memories with us. We will have a farewell dinner on behalf of our agency. Enjoy the authentic Nepali Cuisine with us. At the time of the flight, our people will drop you at the airport. Have a great flight, and choose us if you want to revisit Nepal.

Includes/Excludes

Price Includes

  • Airport pick up & final departure by private vehicle.
  • Welcome & farewell cultural dinner.
  • A full Day Kathmandu Valley Sightseen Tour with local tour guide and Private vehicle
  • All needed ground transportation mention on the itinerary.
  • Three nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu and 2 Night at Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Standard tea house during the treks.
  • A day three meals (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) on your choice from the menu during the treks.
  • An excellent government licensed holder guide including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance & many more…
  • A strong porter (2:1) one porter carrying two member’s bags including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance & many more…
  • Sleeping bags and down jackets provided and to be returned after the trip is complete.
  • All needed permit & national park fees.
  • Trekking route map.
  • First aid kid box including oximeter & pulse meter checker.
  • Seasonal fruits.
  • An achievement certificate.
  • An emergency helicopter rescue services, if in case.
  • Government tax & service charge.

Price Excludes

  • Personal expenses as like the phone & camera charging, hot shower, wifi
  • All kind of drinks as like mineral water, beer, tea, coffee, juice, Coke, Fanta, and hard drinks.
  • Lunch & dinner during stay in city.
  • Extra an activities, in case if you have an extra day on your holidays.
  • Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu, in case if you return earlier from the treks.
  • Tips to guide & porter
  • Travel insurance.
  • UNESCO entrance fee

FAQ's

What kinds of problems might develop while trekking?

This is not one of the most challenging treks in the region. However, if you suffer from altitude sickness, this could be the source of your problem. Furthermore, if you are traveling during the off-season, there may be a variety of chances of the impediment in the trip.

Is it possible to travel during the rainy season?

When it comes to the rainy season, we don’t recommend it to our visitors. Travelers will encounter a variety of obstacles if they travel during this season. The weather will not be cooperative. There will be the danger of slick roadways, among other issues.

Is it required to obtain insurance when hiking in the Annapurna Region?

Although no insurance is necessary, it is the most secure way to trek in the Himalayas. If your Annapurna trip is less than five days, you can avoid the insurance; however, insurance is suggested if your Trek is longer than five days.

What kind of experience is the Trek to Tea House?

Teahouse walks indicate that you spend your hike in a small native lodge or a mountain home each night.

The accommodations are basic, with only 5-10 rooms and a common space. The bulk of Nepalese treks are teahouse treks with locals managing the accommodation.

Is it safe to travel in Nepal after the massive pandemic?

Covid-19 created one of the threats to every voyager’s mind. However, because the situation is small, you can rapidly travel to other countries. The priority, though, should be safety precautions.

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Mardi Himal Trek
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