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Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek - 11 Days

Mardi Himal trek is an ideal choice for trekkers who are looking for quiet and isolated routes in the Annapurna Region. The trek is also is a good choice for those who are looking for an ‘off the beaten path’ trekking experience in Nepal. Since it is bit isolated the trek is less touristy but there is presence of tea house for overnight stays.  The trip covers some of the breathtaking glacial valleys and the hidden landscape of Annapurna. The trail is quite rough and slippery till Mardi Himal Base camp but after all the effort, the scenery is amazing. This route which lead up to Mardi Himal base camp has beautiful views of Forests, beautiful villages, valleys, rivers, terraced farms and the mesmerizing views of Annapurna, Machhepuchhre (Fishtail) and Huichuli.

We start this trip with a drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and then a short drive from Pokhara to Phedi on the next day. Phedi is the starting point of our trek which will later lead us to Deurali, Forest Camp, Low Camp, and High Camp with upper view point from where we can have excellent views of Mardi Himal and other Himalayan panoramas.

Mardi Himal Trek - 11 Days
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Upon arrival at International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be welcomed by our representatives and transferred to hotel. Today you are free and easy to spend time on your own.  You may also wish to buy some trekking gears such as Jackets, hats, t-shirt, walking stick, trekking bags etc which is easily found near your hotel. In the evening we will proceed for welcome dinner hosted by our company.
Dinner included

Today we will drive to Pokhara valley which is also known as the “Dreamland of Nepal” due its beautiful landscape, lakes and amazing mountain views. After arriving in Pokhara, check in to the hotel. In the evening we will proceed for boating in Fewa Lake for an hour and free time to explore the lake side area.

Breakfast included

After breakfast, we will take a short drive to Phedi from where our trek to Mardi Himal Commence. The very beginning of the trek starts with steep stone steps and later we pass by villages, terraces fields and forests to reach Dhampus. Dhampus is a popular short trek in the Annapurna region. From Dhampus we will march ahead to Deurali, which is a small beautiful village situated on a ridge.  Deurali offer panoramic views of Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre and Mardi Himal. Enjoy the spectacular views from your tea house and overnight.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Today we will start our trek from Deurali to Forest Camp. We will walk on the plain way for about an hour and pass through the road which is dotted with Pine forest before entering the Rhododendron forest which looks very colourful.  Later we will walk through the quiet trail to reach Forest Camp.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Today’s walk is also a beautiful and interesting walk as the path is full of beautiful forests. We will walk for around 5 hours to reach Forest Camp where we will have fantastic views of Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail). We can explore the area if we are free.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Today we will trek uphill alongside a ridge towards Mardi Himal and Macchhapuchhre. The area starts to look drier as the he tree lines start getting thinner and the area mostly consists of shrubs with isolated rhododendron bushes along the trail. We may have a chance to spot the Daphne pheasant (national bird of Nepal) on our way to high camp. We ascend up to the high camp, which will be the final destination of the day. From here the mountain views are stunning.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

On our trek to the upper viewpoint we ascend and descend, and sometimes on a steep and narrow trail. Our trail passes through pastures and we hike along a narrow ridge before reaching the Upper Viewpoint. The view of the Himalayan vista from here is amazing and beautiful. We will see Mardi Himal (5587m), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna south (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Baraha Shikhar (Mt. Fang) (7647m), Tent Peak (5695m), Singhachuli (6501m), Machapuchhre (6993m) and many other peaks. We trek back to the high camp for an overnight stay.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

We take a different route in high camp that takes us to Sidhing instead of going back down to Mardi Himal. The different route lets us experience something different and makes our trek exciting.  Siddhing offers a quiet stay for trekkers as it is tucked away from the busier trails. Overnight at Siddhing.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.

Today we will have an early breakfast and walks towards Lumre from where we will take a drive back to Pokhara. On reaching Pokhra check in to your hotel and you are free for the day to explore the beautiful Lake side area.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.

After breakfast, we will drive back to Kathmandu enjoying the beautiful sceneries and crossing many hills and rivers. After reaching Kathmandu check in to your hotel and you have short time to refresh. In the evening we will proceed for farewell dinner with cultural show in a traditional Nepalese restaurants hosted by our company to celebrate the successful completion of your trek.

Breakfast & Dinner included

Today you will have free time until your flight time. Our representative will come to pcik you up from your hotel and transfer to the Airport.

Breakfast included

Cost Includes:

  • 02 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu inclusive of breakfast on a twin shared basis
  • 02 nights’ accommodation in Pokhara inclusive of breakfast on a twin shared basis
  • 06 nights’ accommodation during trek in a Tea House on a twin shared basis
  • All meals while on trek (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Airport – Hotel – Airport Transfers (Arrival & Departure)
  • Half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu inclusive of entrance fees
  • English speaking Trek leader/Guide
  • Porters to carry your bags (1 porter for 2 guests)
  • Sleeping bags
  • Duffel bags, T- Shirt (Yours to keep)
  • Food, Accommodation, Salary, Insurance and equipment’s for all staffs
  • All necessary permits for the trek
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner
  • All ground transfers on a comfortable private vehicle
  • Government, hotel and all applicable taxes

Cost Excludes:

  • International Airfare and taxes
  • Travel Insurance with rescue and emergency evacuation
  • Nepal Entry visa (Visa is obtained in Nepal Airport immigration on arrival. USD 30 for 15 days Visa, USD 50 for 30 days Visa and USD 125 for 90 days visa. All the visas are multiple entry visas. Please carry 02 passport sized photograph for the visa.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • All items of personal nature like telephone bills, laundry, drink etc.
  • Items such as hot water for shower/drinking; Mobile phone and camera charging etc will be extra during trek which can be paid to the tea house/lodge owner directly.

Is Mardi Himal good for trekking?

The Annapurna Circuit in Nepal is renowned for its stunningly varied scenery. As you traverse the trail, you will come across plunging valleys, deep gorges, rivers, lakes, glaciers and snow-topped peaks, as well as Gurung, Manangi and Thakali villages. Mardi Himal is located in the Annapurna Himalayan ranges and is good place for trekking.

How long is Mardi Himal trek?

The Mardi Himal Trek Itinerary can range from 5 to 7 days, depending on the time available and the physical fitness of the participants, with 1 to 2 days for transportation from/to Kathmandu and Pokhara.

How difficult is Mardi Himal trek?

People rate it as easy due to its brevity and the manageable path. However, novice trekkers consider it a moderate challenge, given the lengthy and arduous climbs. Every day involves a five to six-hour walk in the region of Mardi Himal.

How much does it cost for Mardi Himal trek?

The Mardi Himal trek cost is one of the best alternatives to Poon Hill and Annapurna circuit trek, with prices approx. US$ 980 per person with minimum two person travelling together.

What is Mardi Himal famous for?

Mardi Himal in the Annapurna region has become a popular trekking destination in recent times. The establishment of teahouses has seen a surge in the number of trekkers making their way to Mardi. Trekking to the base camp of Mardi Himal, situated just below Machhapuchhre or Mt. Fishtail, is a beautiful short adventure.

How long does it take to reach Mardi Himal?

From High Camp (3,580m) you can climb to Mardi Himal Base Camp in approximately 3-4 hours, offering spectacular close up views of the entire Annapurna Range. There is also an amazing viewpoint located around two hours from High Camp. Fly to Pokhara (25 mins), drive to Khande and walk to Pitam Deurali (2,100m/5 hours).

Which month is best for Mardi Himal trek?

Autumn and Spring is an ideal time for Mardi Himal Trek. It falls within the months of September, October, November and March, April, May making it the most popular trekking seasons in Nepal. The post-monsoon period brings clear skies to the Annapurna region, with summer rainfall having passed.

What is the height of Mardi Himal Base Camp?

Mardi Base camp elevation is 4250m / 13600ft

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$ 980 Per person per couple
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1-1 1230
2-2 980
3-6 960
7-12 910
13-18 890
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Trip Highlight

  • duration Trip Duration : 11 Days
  • difficulty_level Trip Grade : Moderate
  • accommodation Accommodation : 3 star hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara; and Tea House during trek.
  • altitude Max. Altitude : 4250m/13944ft
  • best_season Best Season : January, February, March, April, May, June, September, October November, December

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