Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek

Trip At Glance

Destination Nepal
Name of Trail Mardi Himal Trek
Duration 12 Days
Grade Moderate
Maximum Altitude 3500m
Per Day Walking Approx 5-6 Hours
Trek Style Moderate
Transportation Private vehicle in city and sharing during trek
Accommodation 3 star in City and Tea house during trek
Best Time Autumn

Outline Itinerary

Day Acitivity
Day 1 Welcome to Kathmandu (1360M)
Day 2 Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820M)
Day 3 Drive from Pokhara to Kade Pothana (1890M)
Day 4 Trek from Pothana to Forest Camp (2600M)
Day 5 Trek from Forest Camp to Low Camp (3150M)
Day 6 Trek from Low Camp to High Camp (3700M)
Day 7 Explore High Camp (Upper View Point - 4450m) (4450M)
Day 8 Trek from High Camp to Siding (1750M)
Day 9 Trek from Siding to Lumre and drive back Pokhara (820M)
Day 10 Exploration day at Pokhara (820M)
Day 11 Drive back to Kathmandu (1360M)
Day 12 Departure

Overview And Highlights

Mardi Himal Trek is one of the Annapurna Region's hidden gems when it comes to trekking. Where most people would trek to Annapurna Base Camp, you have the option of going around the map and getting off the beaten path. The Mardi Himal Trekking adventure takes you to the Mardi Himal base camp, which is located right in the laps of Mardi Himal and Machhapuchhre(Fish Tail mountain).

Trekking in Mardi Himal Nepal offers some of the best undiscovered Annapurna landscapes. The scenic beauty of iconic mountains such as Machapuchare (also known as the "Fish Tail Mountain"), Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Manaslu can be explored. After an hour's drive from Pokhara, our journey begins in Kande. Following the winding trail to Mardi Himal Base Camp, you will pass through magnificent rhododendron forests, rice terraces, rivers and streams, Jhinu hot springs, and Ghandruk villages.

Highlights Of Mardi Himal Trek

  • Breathtaking panoramic views of Annapurna Range, Machapuchare, Dhaulagiri, and Hiunchuli.
  • Less crowded, providing a peaceful trekking experience.
  • Cultural immersion in Gurung and Magar villages.
  • Stunning Mardi Himal and Machapuchare Base Camp experience.
  • Diverse accommodation options - teahouses and camping.
  • Off the beaten path, away from commercialized routes.
  • Perfect blend of adventure and solitude in the Himalayan wilderness.

Best Time To Trek In Mardi Himal Trek

The finest seasons to hike in the Mardi Himal region are the pre-monsoon (spring) and post-monsoon (fall), which normally last from late February to early June and September to November, respectively. During the spring, the pathways are alive with blossoming rhododendrons, making the scenery colorful and lovely. The weather is typically consistent, with clear skies that allow for superb viewing of the neighboring peaks. Temperatures are mild, making for pleasant hiking conditions throughout the day, however evenings may be cool at higher elevations. This is also the best time to go climbing because there is less possibility of rain.
 

From September to November, the weather is dry and steady, providing beautiful sky and breathtaking vistas of the Himalayan peaks. The weather is also ideal for trekking, with pleasant days and chilly evenings. The paths are in excellent shape, and the post-monsoon season has left the sceneries lush and verdant. This is considered the peak trekking season in Nepal, with many trekkers seeking ideal weather and spectacular landscape. It is crucial to remember that the winter (December to February) and monsoon (June to August) seasons are less desirable owing to harsh weather and higher hazards of avalanches and landslides.


 

Detail Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Kathmandu

Welcome to Nepal. Our team member will be waiting for you at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Our team member  will welcome you and transfer you to a three-star hotel in Kathmandu (in a private vehicle). You can relax for a while after checking into the hotel. We will meet you at our office and introduce you to your guides and brief you on the trek. The meeting will be followed by a warm welcome meal at one of Kathmandu's best traditional Nepali restaurants. Along with the meal you will get to experience ethnic dancing and cultural music of Nepal.

 
Elevation
1360
Day 2

Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara

On second day of our visit, we will move ahead towards the Pokhara from Kathmandu in a private vehicle. It will be early morning drive through the beautiful Nepalese countryside to reach the Pokhara. Along the way, we can have the chance to experience the calmness of the less traveled places in Nepal, and also to have a glance on the village, rivers, and greenery of the hill stations.

 
Elevation
820
Day 3

Drive from Pokhara to Kade Pothana

After having breakfast, we will begin our journey by driving to Kade, the place where we start off the main trek. The sequence may be a bit hilly and physically challenging at the beginning of the trek but it is not that harder. We will reach Kade after few hours of walking. We will stay overnight at the teahouse of the Kade where you can relax yourself.

 
Elevation
1890
Day 4

Trek from Pothana to Forest Camp

After having breakfast, we will leave the Pothana behind us and move ahead towards our journey on a plain flat route. Succeeding reaching Pritam Deurali, we will again take a step towards our journey to main trek and set our foot step on the road less traveled by with the stunning view of oak trees, maple leaves and rhododendrons and other kind of flora along the way. After 4 hours we will reach to the forest camp and stay overnight at the lodge there.

Elevation
2600
Day 5

Trek from Forest Camp to Low Camp

We will trek for 4 to 5 hours from the forest camp to low camp & move up the flora around also changes throughout the trek. The more we  walk more we will get a chance to see denser and greener vegetation, gorgeous rhododendron trees and the best is yet to come. We will rest overnight at the low camp and arrange upcoming ascend tomorrow. At low camp, we can also enjoy the view of the machhapuchhre Himal (Fish Tail Mountain).

Elevation
3150
Day 6

Trek from Low Camp to High Camp

After the breakfast, we’ll take a step towards low camp & continue our ascend journey. We walk along the mardi Himal ridge, we will get to see clearer and beautiful view on the machhapuchhre and the south Annapurna range. The more we travel to the higher altitude, the natural beauty of the Mardi Himal will be  gradually replaced by a more barren land.

Elevation
3700
Day 7

Explore High Camp (Upper View Point - 4450m)

After breakfast, we will start our hiking to the upper view point. The trail is hilly and thus more physically challenging than the previous walks, but it’s definitely worth it because we will get to see and  get chance to experience the beauty of this trek. We will get to  see  the  clear view on Annapurna including Himchuli peak, Singachuli, Gangapura, and Machhapuchhre.

Elevation
4450
Day 8

Trek from High Camp to Siding

After breakfast, we will leave High camp and head towards the  Siding Village. Most of the trail for the day gradually descends in the shade of dense forest. Siding village is a traditional Gurung village with a quiet atmosphere. The settlement is not crowded even during peak trekking season. We will Stay overnight there and we will have authentic Nepali food cuisine as well.

Elevation
1750
Day 9

Trek from Siding to Lumre and drive back Pokhara

After the breakfast, we will leave Siding and  move  to Kumre. It is a flat and easy way. Along the way, we will pass through the beautiful village of the Ghalel. We take a short break at Lumre & then we will drive back to Pokhara by private vehicle. Stay overnight Pokhara.

Elevation
820
Day 10

Exploration day at Pokhara

Pokhara has several places to visit and each one is amazing. Pokhara is an ideal and energetic travel destination for all tourists, regardless of age group or type of entertainment they are looking for. From hills to waterfalls to pristine lakes to markets to shrines, there is absolutely nothing to miss at this place. You can visit many places like Phewa Lake, Begnas Lake, Devi's Fall, Bindhyabasini temple, Mahendra cave, Tal Barahi, Rupa Taal, International Mountain Museum, Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, Chamero Gufa, Seti River, Gorkha Memorial Museum, Matepani Gumba, and many more places.

Or you can fly back to Kathmandu in Evening. We can discuss about this.

Elevation
820
Day 11

Drive back to Kathmandu

After breakfast, we will head towards Kathmandu city. On the way we will see the local lifestyle, Marshyangdi river, Trishuli river, the local Dhaba(Highway restaurant), views of Mountains along with the Hills. Snatch the last moment to enjoy the vibes of Kathmandu and grab the last chance to capture memorable moment in Nepal. Stay overnight at hotel.

Elevation
1360
Day 12

Departure

We will serve you breakfast in the morning. If your flight is planned for the morning. In accordance with your travel plans, our team member will go with you to drop you at the Airport(In a private vehicle). If your flight is in the evening, you may go for shopping and pick up some souvenirs for your loved ones, or you can just hang around the Kathmandu city. Additionally, if you wish to stay in Nepal for a few extra days, we can set up some of the best adventure activities there.

What Is Included ?

  • Everything you need Actually
  • Airport pickup & Drop with private vehicle
  • Star accommodations in city with breakfast
  • Tea House during trek
  • Meals 3 times a day during trekking
  • All transportations
  • Trekking permits and TIMS Card

What Is Excluded?

  • Visa cost
  • International Airfare
  • Drinking and Beverage cost
  • Additional porter or Equipment cost
  • Personal expenses, tips and Shopping cost

Route Map

Route map of Mardi Himal Trek

Altitude Graph

FAQs

Autumn is the best time for the Mardi Himal trek (September, October and November). It is one of the peak seasons for trekking in Mardi Himal. Autumn is the post-monsoon season, when the area around Annapurna clears up from the summer rains.

The Mardi Himal trek takes an average of 6 to 12 days. But we provide 12 days Mardi Himal Trek as we not only trek we try to explore hidden gems located during the trek.

Except for meat items, other meals are healthy and fresh. Every kind of hot drinks and cold drinks can be served according to your order. When you are in the higher altitude, it is better to have soupy foods like garlic soup, mushroom soup, vegetable soup & noodles etc. according to the rules and rituals outside foods are not allowed. But no worries you can still take outside food if you want for example normal snacks, water & drinking things.

Yes, the Mardi Himal trek is possible without a guide. Trekking can be done independently at any time of the year. But we recommend a guide as our guides are professionals and if you will have any problem during the trek you  will have a guide with you or else you can directly contact the company.

 

Yes, permits are required for trekking in the Mardi Himalayas. You will require a TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card, which can be obtained in Kathmandu, as well as an Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP), which may be obtained in Kathmandu or Pokhara. Furthermore, depending on your country and special rules, a restricted area pass may be required.

Additional Information

About Nepal Visa

Nepal visas can be easily obtained from the Government of Nepal, Nepalese Embassy or Consulate office located in your country. You can get a visa from the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu on your arrival or from any other entry point in Nepal. Make sure to bring a few sets of your passport size photos. Visa fees are inexpensive.

You can also apply for a visa in a near embassy or either you can travel to Nepal and get a visa on arrival. We will assist you to settle your visa work too.

Accommodation in Kathmandu and Trek

We offer you a star rated accommodation with comfort and cozy. You will be amused with the facility and warmth we offer you including facility like (attached bath, A/C, 24 hours running hot and cold shower). During the trek your accommodation is includes Mt. Lodge and local tea houses but we do our best for providing the best available lodges on a twin- sharing basis, some tea house are basic with shared washing and toilet facilities. If you are prefer a single room in Kathmandu and trek you may indicate your preference on request and pay a single supplement cost. Contact us

Meals and Drinking Water

We provide you only Bb facility in city as preferred in itinerary. Full board meals are included (breakfast, Lunch and dinner with cup of tea or coffee) throughout the trek.  We provide you food from the local tea house Mt. Lodge en route chosen from a menu. Breakfast and dinner is to be provided from the same tea house we would overnight but lunch would be en route in between. You can enjoy the Nepalese style cuisine or any other continental food as per required. You are to be giver from pizza to snacks. Most teahouses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup and seasonal vegetable. A variety of cereals, bread and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast.

Health and Fitness Required

Health is the most important part of traveling or trekking. One must possess good physical condition before and while commencing Himalaya’s tour. If you don’t have any trekking experiences better grab one or be physically prepare for the trek. Before commencing adventurous trek you can commence a short hike, cycling or a short walking tour, this may help you a lot throughout the trek.

The highest height you will reach on this trip is 5545m from the sea level. The walk may be ups and down passing various villages, high land, wilderness and much more difficult and rough trail.

We strongly advise travelers to consult with your medical doctor before travelling and do the regular check up of your health and report us while booking a trip with us.

Guide and Porter

Trained, license holder, English speaking, honest and friendly...

Our porter are fully equipped and insured for each trip they are responsibility with us. As you know that we are very honest with the porter issues and their condition while on trek thus we make sure that our porter are fully prepared for the trip. We are closely working with international porter Progress Association for the welfare and befit for the touristic porters.

It is our company’s management system; the maximum load carried by our porter is 20 to 25 KG so be sure that your trekking bag is not loads more 20 KG.

Travel Insurance

One of the most important factors of trekking is the travel insurance. To be sufficiently protected in terms of insurance, you will need specialized travel insurance for participation in risky activities.

Your travel insurance policy must be covers emergency evacuation, trip injury, lost baggage, medical treatment and expenses, theft, liability is recommended. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking your stay in Nepal such as trekking and climbing including others trip.

Group Size

We organize any route of Nepal trek with fix departure basis or private trip, the minimum group size would be two and maximum group size is ten of more on request. We can also organize private trip to solo person with single supplement cost. Else, join our estimated group departure dates available online market or ask us with your personal suitable flexible dates, we will open group date on the same date.

How to Book Your Trip with Us

While if you are interested to trek or tour the natural and cultural beauty of Nepal you must go through online product.

If you have gone through online product and want a booking, write and ask the information or phone us on our phone number for the trip booking confirmation.

To be very clear understanding about the trip services we have also online trip booking. Once your trip booking request reached to us, sincerely we will suggest you the final trip booking procedure with advance payment of the trip, Non-refundable deposit of 20 percentage (per person) is required to confirm a place on your selected adventure Nepal activities.

Please feel free to contact us in relation to any questions you may have regarding our trip booking process.

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