Trip Duration:

11 Days

Region:

Annapurna Treks

Country:

Nepal

Group Size:

2 to 15 person.

5 / 5 from 4 reviews

Nepal Trekking
Nepal Trekking

Arrival On

Kathmandu

Departure From:

Kathmandu

Best Season

Spring and Autumn.

Max Altitude

4500m

Trip Overview

Mardi Himal Trek takes you to the western region of the geographically diverse and prosperous country, Nepal. Trek there is a relatively more straightforward trekking route in Annapurna Region and is often opted for by amateur trekkers. However, the views along the fascinating trail even attract avid trekkers from around the world. Mardi trek has been getting prominence in recent years as one of the exciting trekking locations. This trek takes you around 4500m high to enchanting you with marvelous landscapes. Mardi Himal Base camp, Forest Camp, High camp is the wonderful Place of these treks.

The trekking route begins from Phedi and heads to the settlement of Deurali. Eventually, it reaches Forest Camp. With lush green forest and wildlife, the trail leads to the High Camp and descends to the Low Camp. From thereon, the main highlight of the trek of the Mardi Himal viewpoint is reached. After enjoying the majestic views from there, the route heads back to High camp and then into Siding Village. From Siding, you head on to Lumre and then take a scenic drive back to Pokhara.

The major highlight is the views seen from Mardi Himal Base Camp altitude at 4100m. Additionally, the Mardi Himal viewpoint offers the views of Mardi Himal, Mt. Macchapuchrey, and the Annapurna Massif blanketed in snow. Mardi Himal weather is cold in the winter season but is pleasant most times of the year. Walking alongside the swiftly flowing rivers to the views of waterfalls, alpine meadows, and the Himalayan range makes treks a spectacle on their own.

Trip Highlights:

Walk through the thick forest and rocky trails of the Forest Camp, High Camp, Low Camp, and Badal Danda.

Walk beside the Mardi Khola.

Reach the highest point of 4500m at the High Camp.

Views of the majestic Mardi Himal(5587m) from the Mardi Himal viewpoint.

Witness the panoramic views of the Annapurna Massif, Dhaulagiri, Mt. Macchauchre, and Manaslu.

One of the most accessible and affordable trekking experiences in the Annapurna Region.

Get in touch with the lifestyle, culture, and traditions of the Ethnic groups of Gurungs and Magar.

Walk past the villages of Siding, Lumre, Potana, and Phedi.

Short Itinerary of Mardi Himal Journey:

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu.

Day 02: Flight from Kathmandu towards Pokhara (905m) and Trek to Deurali (2060m).

Day 03: Trek from Deurali to Forest camp (2500m above sea level).

Day 4: Trek from Forest Camp to Low Camp (2970m above sea level).

Day 05: Hike from Low camp to High Camp (3550m).

Day 06: Trek from High Camp to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500m) and back to High Camp.

Day 08: Trek from Sidding to Lwong(1460m).

Day 09: Trek from Lwong to Pokhara.

Day 11: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and final departure.

Difficulty:

Mardi Himal is generally categorized as a moderate to easy trek. This trek's difficulty is also denoted by the accessibility from the nearest tourist hub of Pokhara. The trek can be completed in a week. It does not require too much physical fitness and strength. The trek is suited for all age groups from 10 to 50 years. A slow and steady pace is perfect for the trek.

One does not need prior trekking experience, to go on the trek. The trail sees only a few ascends and descends. It reaches the maximum altitude of 4500 m at the Mardi Himal View Point. Some might experience symptoms of Altitude sickness as they reach an altitude over 3000m. However, it can be minimized if you take a slow pace, some time to acclimatize, and have medication. On average, you do not need to walk more than 6 hours per day, which is a moderate trekking experience in terms of challenge.

Furthermore, the trek has come to the limelight only recently. The trekking route is eventually getting recognition. There are tea houses and guest houses that have opened in parts of the trail. It will not be very difficult to find accommodation.

This trek is indeed one of the best trekking experiences in the Annapurna Region of Nepal for both amateur trekkers and avid trekkers. This trek's best season is known to be spring that lasts from September to November. The Spring season brings out the best of the mountains in Nepal. The views are unobstructed, with low chances of a sudden change in weather. Trek in December is equally adventurous. The trail is covered with snow at higher altitudes. Mardi Himal Base Camp Height at 4500m offers an exceptional view of the Mardi Himal and Mt. Macchapuchre in the front face.

Furthermore, you can even opt for other trekking destinations in the Annapurna region like the Annapurna Base Camp trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek, and Ghorepani Poon Hill trek along with our team.

Trekking permits:

This trekking route is located inside the Annapurna conservation area project so for this trekking also similar permit needs to buy from the Nepal Tourism board. ACAP issues the permits called ACAP permits which cost US$ 30 around for the international visitors and For SAARC countries NPR1500 will be charged. For this trekking also need the TIMS for individual trekkers US$ 20 and for Office organized trekkers US$ 10 charged by the Trekking Agents Association of Nepal. Mission Himalaya Treks and Expedition Issue your permits before your arrival in Nepal from the respective office so you need to send us your passport copy and photos with fixed travel dates. We will confirm all the permits in advance.

Trek Insurance:

Nepal trekking is situated at a higher elevation and Mardi is also located in a higher elevation and its moderate difficult and remote area trekking package. Mission Himalaya Treks and Expeditions suggested all our trekking to buy an insurance policy before coming to Nepal. There are no checking points for insurance in mountains or city but for your safety, we hardly request to buy a reputed company trekking insurance. Some insurance does not cover high altitude emergency evacuation so ask your agents prior its covers high altitude rescue or not?. You can buy insurance of high altitude from the day you start the trek and until the day your itinerary trekking ends the day.

Itinerary

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Day 01:

Arrival Kathmandu:

30min Drive.

Breakfast

3 star Category Hotel.

After finishing your arrival visa processing at Kathmandu airport you will be greeted by our office Representative or by your guide and take you to Thamel. After check-in at your hotel, you can be stretching some moments with enjoying with shower. Then we will explore the surrounding Thamel exchange Money. Depending on your arrival time you can choose city walking. Explore the narrow street of the city. The Capital city is a melting pot between old and New Fascinating architecture and experiences the bustling crowds.

Day 02:

Flight from Kathmandu towards Pokhara (905m) and Trek to Deurali (2060m)

30 Min Flight/ 40 min drive and 3 hours Trek.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

3 star Category Hotel.

We will take the best available morning flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Then we will drive from Pokhara to Kande then your trekking starts. Today trekking trails are initially relatively comfortable but a little steeper until Australian camp (2060) meter. We will lunch here and stretch our body for a while then trail downwards towards Potana then further trails gradually uphill to Deurali. Overnight at Deurali.

Day 03:

Trek from Deurali to Forest camp (2500m above sea level)

6 hours trek.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Tea Houses/ Lodge.

After Mountain hearty breakfast you will be ready to hike from Deurali to Forest Camp. Today hiking for around 6 hours. Beginning of trek today on a flat road that takes you through Coniferous forests then which turns into a colorful Rhododendron Forest. This flower flew in 32 different colors of red white and pink. Today Lunch is probably what we ate with us or eaten outdoors. Otherwise, you can take lunch after finish. We spent today night at the tea house or guesthouse in the forest camp.

Day 04:

Trek from Forest Camp to Low Camp (2970m above sea level)

4 Hours Trek.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Tea House/Lodge

Probably the hiking today shorter slightly because we hike till 3000 and acclimatize. Today trekking after breakfast through the mixed forest. We will lunch in low camp and also sleeping at low camp overnight. Today afternoon for our rest and enjoy surroundings. Today you can explore the Fantastic view of Machhapuchhre also called fishtail in English. This holy secret mountain is most beautiful during sunrise and sunset time.

Day 05:

Hike from Low camp to High Camp (3550m)

4 Hours Trek.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Tea House/Lodge

Today is also short hiking for you which is quite good due to over 3000m altitude. We will warmly request our trekkers to drink extra fluid and water due to away Altitude sickness. Today around you are full of Snowcapped Himalayan ranges like Annapurna Himchuli and Fishtail. Today hike through several charming villages. After reaching our lodges at High camp rest and enjoy the beautiful sunset in the mountains if the weather is clear.

Day 06:

Trek from High Camp to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500m) and back to High Camp.

7 Hours Trek.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Tea House/Lodge

After enjoying the hearty breakfast in the Himalayan front you start heading towards Mardi Himal base camp. Today trekking we pass a vantage point where you can get an amazing view of Himalayan peaks. Lunch was taken today in the open air because there is no place along our trekking trails. Today hiking is most challenging as compared to other day hikes or the entire hike we will going to do due to high altitude. We leave the soft grassy roads and takes steps into a rocky glacier landscape surrounded by lush Himalayan peaks. Finally, hike back down to high camp where we spent last night heading to.

Day 07:

Hike from Highcamp to Sidding(1700m)

6 Hours Trek.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Tea House/Lodge

After enjoying a hearty mountain breakfast in higher elevation today trekking starts downwards to sidding. The first trails through the pine forest and the Rhododendron forests. We lunch at low camp depending on timing. After we continue to mother Sidding where we spent overnight.

Day 08:

Trek from Sidding to Lwong(1460m)

6 Hours Trek.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Tea House/Lodge

Hiking today is probably the best hiking in a pleasant a relatively flat terrain trail. We trek first to Ghalel where you can have lunch and Lwong is the picturesque village of old beautiful traditional houses. Today evening here can explore by melodic with folk songs and dancing by locals you can participate. Overnigy6 today Homestay a unique experience.

Day 09:

Trek from Lwong to Pokhara.

2 hours trek and 1 hour drive.

Breakfast and Lunch.

3 star Category Hotel.

Today get up early and then walk around the beautiful tea fields outside the Lwong while enjoying the fantastic view of sunrise. Then back to the hotel and enjoy the last breakfast in the Himalayas. Finally, trek a short distance to Khoramukh and catch our private car and drive to the beautiful city Pokhara.

Day 10:

Pokhara sightseeing till afternoon and fly back to Kathmandu

5 Hours Tour and 25 Min. Flight.

Breakfast

3 star Category Hotel.

After a city good breakfast in a lakeside touristic place, it’s your time to explore the beauty of Pokhara. We have sightseeing tours such as Davis waterfall, Gupteswor Mahadev Cave, International Mountain Museum, World peace pagoda, and so on. Afternoon you can also take a boat trip to Phewa Lake and enjoy a beautiful lakeside walk. Then we will drive to the airport and flight back to Kathmandu. Evening we will treat you to a farewell dinner with your guide. We will share your experience of trekking with us.

Day 11:

Sightseeing in Kathmandu and final departure

6 Hours Tour.

Breakfast

None.

Today all of our time in a day goes to exploring the beauty of Kathmandu culture and history. Our city guide brings you all the well-known places, Local markets, Kathmandu durbar square which is listed in world heritage sites but despite being damaged due to an earthquake that happened in 2015. There are a lot of things to see in this area include the living goddess Kumari. For learning Fantastic wood carvings and Nepalese world traditional culture it’s one of the best places for study too.

Finally, depending on your flight time you can head to the airport for your journey back home.

  • International and Domestic Airport pick up and drop by deluxe private vehicle.
  • Deluxe accommodation with Free breakfast, Wifi, Hot shower in Kathmandu.
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu on an air-conditioned tourist bus.
  • Deluxe accommodation with Free breakfast, Wifi, Hot shower in Pokhara.
  • Pokhara-Phedi(trek start point)  and Siprung {Trek end point} to Pokhara drive on a private vehicle.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project( ACAP Entry permit)  and Trekkers Information management permits (TIMS information permit).
  • 3 Main course meals { Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner} and 3-4 hot drinks per day during trekking.
  • Accommodations in Tea houses/lodges during the trekking.
  • English speaking guide 10+ years experienced (with their salary, accommodation, meals, transportation, and insurance).
  • assistant guide if the group has more than 6 people (with their salary, accommodation, meal, transportation, and insurance).
  • Strong Porters for the trek - 1 porter will carry 2 guests' baggage. (with their salary, food, accommodation, Insurance, and transportation).
  • Equipment for trekking such as a down jacket, sleeping bag, and a duffel bag ( Duffel Bag, down jacket, and sleeping bag, must be returned after the trek).
  • First aid kit bag with a guide.
  • Government taxes, paper works, and company service charges for the trek.
  • A complimentary traditional welcome or farewell Nepali dinner in a typical Nepali traditional Restaurant with a cultural dance show.
  • Certificate of achievement with the signature of the company director and your trekking guide.
Reviews
Alvin Andes
Alvin Andes
Texas, America

Our First time trekking trip in a group of seven to Nepal. The trekking is full of joy and best memories and we had a great deal of fun with joker guide Pradeep. We are lucky to have Pradeep and his porters Sundar to take care of us throughout the whole trip to Annapurna. Pradeep had taken care of us during the trek and showing us around the Pokhara. The trip had been so smooth because of Birendra who organize well. thanks, Birendra Pradeep and Sundar.

Jose Mimium
Jose Mimium
Spain.

My son organized a Mardi Himal Trekking trip with this company Mission Himalaya Treks And Expeditions PVT LTD for me.  My guide, Mr. Duwadi Birendra, is well knowledgeable, perfect funny and informative in explaining the history of Mountain religion of Hinduism and Buddhism. Also guiding us in Pokhara and Kathmandu world heritage and other sites. Also, her attitude was extremely Happy and joyful and friendly respective.

Regards

Jose Maria

Francisco Marin Jose.
Francisco Marin Jose.
Spain.

My Nepal Trekking experience doing the Mardi Himal in the Annapurna region with Raju was an incredible experience. He was a fantastic guide for us, very knowledgeable about mountain hotels and foods & friendly respectful behavior. Our trip was an incredible experience with Nepal culture history and mountain that featured spectacular views. Highly recommend mission Himalaya to provide us such an experienced guide.

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