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Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek

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Trip Overview of Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek

Mardi himal base camp trek is getting popular day by day. Nearby Pokhara, this trekking, is a less-traveled route located in the most visited destination, Annapurna region. It is best to experience the brilliance of solitary ever snow-capped peaks. Get the great opportunity of an excellent cultural experience and venture of Machhapuchhare Base camp. The exotic and exciting trail wanders through lush valleys, alpine meadows, lichen-laden dense forests, numerous streams, and waterfalls. The fascinating mountain sceneries are glossy upon the close horizon. The path not so busy and non-touristy that you feel like embarking upon a discovery expedition.

Running through the beautiful Annapurna Himalayan Region of Nepal, the Mardi Himal  base camp trekking course has a lot to give to its visitors, mostly the stunning views of its surroundings. The trek is a majestic way to dissolve all of your strains in life. Leaving no residue and start a completely new life after an extraordinary milestone. The trip takes you up to the Mardi Himal Base Camp, providing you alluring views of the Mardi Himal [5,587 m/18,330 ft.] itself. The stunning Mount Machhapuchhre [6,993 m/22,943 ft.], Annapurna South [7,219 m/23,684 ft.] and Hiunchuli [6,441 m/21,132 ft].

Climbing mountains to the summit is not an easy thing to accomplish. However, getting to the base of any peak is much more comfortable. For sure, the Mardi Himal Trek takes you to the base camp of Mardi peak so that you enjoy surreal views unlike to everything that you had ever before. Want to get close to the mountains but don’t have enough time? Then, Mardi Himal trek is an excellent choice for you.

This is most popular trek in Annapurna

Mardi Himal base camp trek is in the most popular destination Annapurna Region. The trek offers you the prospect to experience picturesque mountainous environment soaked view of green hills, snow-capped mountains. We will walk into the pristine forest of lovely rhododendron and oak. On your way to Mardi Himal, there is Annapurna South, Himchuli, and Machhapuchhre peaks. You will find them standing tall right in front of you. Mardi Himal is the shortest trek. The trail starts from Pokhara, boating in the beautiful few lakes, walking through the pine, juniper and rhododendron forest, and the Rivers. The route takes us deeply to the upper Mardi Khola. On this route, you will get the taste of the real thing if you are light on alpine experience.

The climbing trip can combine with a trekking adventure in the remote steep-sided valleys heavily wooded with bamboo and rhododendron. Above the forest, high alpine pastures provide good grazing and undisturbed habitat for wildlife because of its prominence on the wilderness zone of mountains designed to provide outstanding mountain views. Get away from the tea-house trails and into the forests and villages that have not felt the impact of tourism.

In conclusion, the Mardi Himal base camp trekking route will give you a great place to get a taste of the real thing if you are light on alpine experience. If you are looking for a short trekking experience, get ready to experience the magic of this trekking holiday.

Mardi Himal Base Camp

Mardi Himal base camp 4500 meters ( 14,763 ft)  is the highest point of this trek. At the Mardi Himal base camp, we will enjoy the beautiful nature. We will spend some time there exploring the lustrous Himalayas and snowy landscapes.

What is the best time to go

Nepal’s weather is generally predictable and pleasant, and the weather during the trekking season is somewhat more stable. The country levels are from 60 m above sea level to the top of the world (Mt. Everest.

February, March, April, May, June, September, October, and November is the best month to enjoy Annapurna Base camp Trek. Trekking is possible in July & August too. However, clear visibility may not be as consistent as in other seasons due to unfavorable weather conditions.

 Mardi Himal trek highlights

  • The highest sleeping point along the Mardi Himal trekking is at high camp, which is 3580 m lower camp is 2990 m.
  • Best mountain views after 2/3 days trek
  • Snow at high camp, in wintertime, there is snow also at low camp.
  • Best view of Mount Fishtail.
  • Splendid views of Mount Annapurna base camp.
  • The trekking route is not too many tourist and less commercialized and budget-friendly

Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek - Trip Info

Duration: 12 Days

Max. Altitude: High Camp (4,250m/13,600ft)

Trek Grade: Moderate

Best Travel Time: February to Mid June, September – November are the best seasons. Dec & January are Winter and cold can be snow on the trail, July & August are rainy time, trekking can be done, but visibility can be poor due to rain.

Trip Snippets: 12 days, 5 night’s hotels, 6 nights Lodges, Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara, 3 meals a day ( breakfast lunch and dinner ) during the treks included.

Departure Dates: We can offer this trek on any dates during the months Feb, March, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, November, and December for a group of 1 to 16 people.

Equipment rental: We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home, however in Kathmandu there are many shops to buy and rent trek related equipment

Your trek Backpack/duffle bag: Our porters will carry your baggage on the trek, the maximum weight per trekkers is 15 kg, including your sleeping bag, and down jacket; other items not required on a trek can be stored in our office or your hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

Your Guide and Porter: You will have a Government license holder English speaking trekking guide and one porter for every two trekkers. You will meet your guide before your trip to Kathmandu and porter when you start the journey.  Porter will carry a maximum of 30 kg of weight. Both guide and porter are fully equipped and insured. Trekking with guide and porter means you value the Nepali culture, you are providing an extended Nepali family with an income, and at the same time, you are making a friend and trekking with a local person. Our guide will know how to modify your trek or handle emergencies if needed.

Your day pack:  Porter will carry your trek pack, on your day pack you can take extra warm clothing (depending on the altitude, location, and weather), a rain jacket, hat, water bottle, camera gear, valuables and personal items such as sunscreen, lip‑bam, etc.

Transportation: Tourist Bus, Private Car/Van, Plane.

Activity: City tour, Trekking

Detailed Itinerary of Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek

We will meet you at the airport and transfer to your hotel. As you freshen up after your long journey, you will be asked to visit our office for a briefing on your program. You will have a meeting with your trekking guide and discuss the equipment needed for the trekking, and we will process for the trekking permits. If you arrive at night, we will have the same discussion the next day morning.

After having your breakfast, we will drive you to the Domestic Airport to take a 25 minutes flight to Pokhara. Or if you wish you can take a Tourist bus to Pokhara about 6-7 hour drive exploring & enjoying with scenic beauty all the way around. In the evening, a boating trip on Phewa Lake will follow where you can enjoy the spectacular views of the Annapurna Himalaya Range reflected in all its glory in the calm green water of the lake.

Meals included: Breakfast

Take a 30min drive to roadside shacks of Phedi. The start of the trail heads up the hill on a set of steps across the road. The central part of the Dhampus valley is on the top of the ridge, more than 500m above. The area is inhabited by Brahmins, Chhetris, and a few Gurungs. Crossing the dirt road a couple of times and stone staircases make the trail more adventuring. The spectacular panoramic view of the Annapurna Himalayan range makes your overnight staying much higher. Overnight at Deurali at a local guest house.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

We will trek about 6 hours today. The trek enters an enchanted forest of birch, giant rhododendron, mountain oak, maple, hemlock, and daphnia. The overnight camping here enjoys relaxation after a long, tough but adventuring trail. Overnight at Forest in a local guest house.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner.

As we climb, the flora has turned to classic ‘cloud forest’ with mosses and lichen, tree ferns, and orchids hosted by the hardier trees. There are windows in the woods that look out onto the thrilling panorama – close up the dramatic scenery of sacred Mt. Machhapuchhare, Mardi Himal, and Annapurna chains. Overnight at local guest house.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

We have our early breakfast and start trekking to reach our highest point of the trek. If conditions are favorable, we will climb up to 15,000/16,000 ft. The vast ice fields and the blue glaciers of the Annapurna sanctuary walls lie below us.

We can visit Mardi Himal Viewpoint to view sunrise In the mountain range. You can see Yak, sheep, and goats from lower village grazing in the land. After a great view, you will trek down to High camp to sleep at a local guest house. The look of the Himalayan vista from here is astonishing. We 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 others.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.


After breakfast, today’s journey starts a slow descent through the shade of the forest and out on to the terraced fields, down 1600m. This is a different route down to the upper Mardi Khola. Here, as we make our way along the banks of the Mardi Khola from the hillside village of Siding, down through the lovely fields, passing the simple farms and over the new suspension bridges. There is no doubt that this is indeed the idyllic Nepal Countryside. Overnight local tea house.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Today after breakfast, we start walking passing through Kalimati  Village where Brahmins inhabitant leaves; after Kalimati, we will reach Ghalel mixed with Brahmin and Gurung people; we will trek till Lumre, we drive back to Pokhara by jeep. O/N Hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch.

You can take a flight or drive by tourist bus/Private car to Kathmandu. In the evening, you can have your last night in Nepal, enjoying the Nepali cultural dinner show, taking some beautiful snaps, and making up your mind about the returning journey. You can have greetings exchanging with friends and with all Nepalese people.

Meals included: Breakfast

We will drop you at the International Airport for your journey back to our home.

Meals included: Breakfast

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Above the Himalaya Trekking have made every effort to keep our price as competitive as possible, by still providing an excelling service to our customer. We pay our porters and guide the legal wages agreed with the porters union, our trekking staffs are some of the best paid in Nepal which allow us to attract only the best guides and porters and we have the same amount of Insurance for guide and porter which is more than Government fixed amount. All our prices are net, and there is no hidden cost; everything is clear on cost includes and excludes this is the main reason all our customers are happy with our service. For up to date cost for the trip, please contact us.

Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle.
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu. On twin sharing basis, including breakfast.
  • Guided Tour of Kathmandu City with an expert tour guide and private vehicle
  • Hotel Accommodation in Pokhara on a twin sharing basis, including breakfast.
  • Government license holder experienced, trekking guide (trained in Wilderness First Aid& altitude sickness) and porters (1 porter for between 2 trekkers basis) with their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance, clothing, and medicine.
  • Twin sharing Tea house/Lodges Accommodation during the trekking
  • Daily Meals can choose from the menu. (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Trekking Permit.
  • TIMS Trekking Permit (Trekking Information Management System) Card for the Annapurna Trek
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Above the Himalaya duffel bag. ( If you need, please let us know before you book the trip and remind us in our pre-meeting at our office)
  • Pokhara to treks start point Phedi  and trek finish point to Pokhara transport by Private vehicle
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu transport by tourist bus. (if you want to take a  flight or want to travel by private car is available, by adding extra cost)
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
  • Above the Himalaya Gifts (T-shirt for Gents & Pashmina shawl for Ladies, Trekking certificates)
  • Welcome/Farewell Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner  in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Nepal entry visa fee, you can get a Nepal visa upon arrival at the Airport.
  • International Airfare/Airport tax, City tour Sightseeing entry fees.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot shower
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
  • Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Tips for tour/ trekking staffs and driver
  • Any other expenses not mentioned in the Price Includes section.
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    High Camp (4,250m/13,600ft)

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