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Trip Overview of Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal trek is getting popular day by day. Nearby Pokhara, this trekking, is a less-traveled route located in the most visited destination, Annapurna region. We have the great opportunity to experience the excellent cultural experience of the Annapurna region. Mostly the trekking 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 has the course has a lot to give to its visitors. mostly the stunning views of its surroundings. The trek is the best way to reduce all of your strains in life. Leaving no residue and start a completely new life after an extraordinary milestone. While you are in the  Mardi Himal Base Camp, It provides you alluring views of the Mardi Himal [5,587 m/18,330 ft.] itself. We will get a magnificent view of  Mount Machhapuchhre [6,993 m.], Annapurna South [7,219 m], and also Hiunchuli [6,441 m].

Mountain climbing and reach its summits is no easy task to accomplish. . However, you can get to the base camp more easily in a comfortable way. For sure, this trek takes you to the base camp of Mardi peak so that you enjoy surreal views, unlike everything that you had ever before. Want to get close to the mountains but don’t have enough time? Then, this trek is the best option for any trekker.

Mardi Himal  trek from Pokhara

This is the shortest trail to reach the close of Himalaya. Trekkers can return to Pokhara by entering the Mardi base camp (4500 m)within five days. The trail is love for this best view and fantastic nature and culture. The less used and less crowded trail gives an immense peaceful experience. It lies within the Annapurna region with an elevation of 5587m. With its exceptional views and a short time to reach the Base camp, these regions are getting popular day by day. If you have not much time to reach either ABC or EBC, this trek 6ays is a better option.

The 6 days Mardi trek starts from Pokhara and also ends at Pokhara. We can get the best views of snow-capped mountains on the trail when we will reach Pothana. And we are moving forward from there on the way from Low Camp to High Camp.

We will be beautiful mountains, forests, valleys, lakes, waterfalls, and so forth. Within two days of the trek, you can experience a picturesque mountainous environment immersed in view of green hills, snow-capped mountains, and walks into the pristine forest of stunning rhododendron and oak. On the way to the Mardi Himal trek, the sight of Annapurna mountain ranges, Dhaulagiri, Mt.Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), and Manaslu mountain range will be a fantastic moment.

Mardi Himal Trek Vs  Annapurna Base Camp

It is in the most popular destination Annapurna Region. The trek offers you the prospect to experience a picturesque mountainous environment soaked view of green hills, snow-capped mountains. We will walk into the pristine forest of lovely rhododendron and oak. You will find them standing tall right in front of you. Mardi Himal is the shortest trek. walking through the pine, juniper, and rhododendron forest, and the Rivers. During the Mardi Himal trek, you will get to taste the real 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. Enjoy the rough trail into the forests and villages that have not felt the impact of tourism.

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

Enjoy the best view from high camp

Mardi Himal high camp is situated at an elevation of 3850 m height. This is the highest sleeping point of the trek. You can see the mount Annapuran South so near as you can throw the rock there, the mount Fisthails Annapurna South seems itself close enough to touch.

The bunch of photographic scenes on the trail gives a pleasant experience. Sometimes trekkers have to delete some photos from memory cards for taking photographs at the Mardi Himal Base camp as trekkers have clicked plenty of pictures on the way. The Mardi Himal short trek route will give you a great place to get a taste of the real thing if you are light on the alpine experience. If you are looking for a little trekking experience, get ready to experience the magic of this trekking holiday.

Highlights of Mardi Himal Trek

Forest camp

The trek to Mardi Himal goes through the forest camp which is located at an altitude of 2600 meters from the sea level. The forest camp is filled with different types of flowers and trees. During spring season forest camp glows with rhododendron and oak treks. Forest camp will allow you to explore the wilderness. This place is commonly known as Kakkar among the local villagers. Forest camp is the best place for accommodation thorough out this whole trek.

High and low camp

Low and High camp is the absolute highlight of the trek to Mardi Himal. The low camp is filled with the true mosses and clouded forests. If you trek on to the Mardi Himal during the favorable season then you might get a chance to see the miraculous view of dancing Danphe. The low camp is also known as the door to Mardi Himal trek. From here you can get an exclusive view of the Annapurna range. You can reach high camp within 4 hours from low camp.

Mardi Himal Base Camp

Mardi Himal base camp trek which lies about the height of 4500m is the highest point of this trek. At the Mardi Himal base camp, we will enjoy the beautiful nature.  You can spend your time here by exploring the best Himalayas and snowy landscapes.

Ethnic and cultural group

Through this trek, you will also get the chance to get close to the culture and ethnic diversity of Nepal. Trek to Mardi Himal goes through the remote village so, you will also get to observe the local lifestyle of Nepal people. Chhetri’s, Brahmins, Gurung, Tamang are the main inhabitant of the people in the Mardi Himal. You will love this trek if you do this trekking during the time of festivals like Dashain, Tihar, Losar, and others.

  • Spectacular views of the mountains of Annapurna ranges, Lamjung Himal, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri.
  • Easily Accessible and Affordable Trekking trail
  •  Great countryside hills, terrace farming, and mountain landscapes.
  • Passing through beautiful Rhododendron forest blooming in many different colors.
  • Enjoy the different trekking route from Annapurna Base Camp and Poon Hill Trek

 

 Mardi Himal Trek Route Map from Pokhara

Out of many treks in Nepal Mardi Himal Treks routes map starts from Pokhara. One of the easy and fast treks is the Mardi Himal trek. It lies on the eastern side of the Annapurna base camp. Mardi Himal is also a rare gem of Nepal in the context of trekking however, it is an unseen and underrated destination.  There are very few trekkers for trekking to Mardi Himal.  But some of the trekkers trek to Mardi Himal on their trek to Annapurna base camp. You will get to see the outstanding view of eye-catching mountains like Annapurna I (8091m), Mardi Himal (5587m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Baraha Shikhar, Annapurna South (7219m), Tent Peak (5695m), Singhachuli (6501m), Machhapuchhre (6993m) and many more.

On starting from Pokhara, The trek goes through the amazing path filled with the enchanted rhododendron forest.  You will also be going through the forest at an altitude of 3,300 meters.  The trip to Mardi Himal covers a wide variety of vegetation and landscape because for this reason this trek is also known as eco-tourism trek.  A survey shows that this place was opened in 1961 but for officially opened for trekking since 2012. This trek is not that hard and can be completed within 5 – 6 days.

Once you reach the high camp which is at an altitude of 3700 meters it takes about 3 – 4 hours to reach Mardi Himal from there. Mardi Himal is also the best point which provides an incredible view of the Annapurna range.  Mardi Himal trek is also taken as the shortest and exciting trek destination. We will finish the trek to Pokhara and you can enjoy your free time there.

 

How Mardi Himal Trekking itinerary looks like

This is not that preferred trek. Since trek to Mardi Himal is also taken as the side trek to Annapurna base camp and Machhapuchhre base camp. The trail to Mardi Himal trek is never empty. This trek starts from Tribhuwan airport. After arriving at the airport you can rest or roam around to see Kathmandu. After that the next day you will be driving to Pokhara. You will be stunned to see the incredible view of the mountains which surround the Pokhara valley. From Pokhara, your next destination will be Deurali which is located at an altitude of 2100m. Afterward, you will be going to the forest camp. It takes 5 – 6 hours to reach a forest camp from Deurali.

Forest is filled with a variety of vegetation like birch, giant rhododendron, mountain oak, maple, hemlock, and daphnia then enjoying the vegetation and natural beauty you will be heading toward to low camp.  From the low camp, you can enjoy the view of Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mardi Himal, and Annapurna chains.  The next day you will have to walk off the for at least 5 hours from low camp to high camp.

You can get the mind-blowing glance of the snow Peak Mountains from the high camp.  Enjoying the miraculous view of the mountains you will be moving forward to siding village. You will be staying in a siding village overnight. You can see the local lifestyle and Nepali culture after that following the Mardi Khola you will be moving toward Lumre. And from Lumre you can find a vehicle to Pokhara and from Pokhara, you will be having your final departure.

Permits for Trekking Mardi Himal

Mardi Himal was to trek and no permit ere required for trekking before 2012 but, from 2012 you will need to have certain trekking permits for trekking to Mardi Himal. Since Mardi Himal also falls on Annapurna sanctuary you will need to have ACAP and TIMS. ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit) which will help you enter the Annapurna region. The second one is TIM’s card (Trekkers Information and Management System card) which is required for trekking to any Himalayan region of Nepal. You can make both of the passes at Tourism Information Centre in Pokhara or in Kathmandu.

To get a TIMS card permit

First of all, you will have to fill a form for TIM’s card. For filling that for you will need to have at least 4 passport size photos. In case you do not have a photo they will click your photo themselves. After filling every detail on that form you will have to pay NRP 2000 or the US $18 for the card. Then you can take your card.

To get an Annapurna conservation permit

After you get your TIMS card you can go next door to making your ACAP card. Again you will have to fill a form for ACAP also. After filling the form you will have to show your password and two photos. After that, you will have to pay NRP 3000 or the US $17 for making this card. Then you can collect both the card and go trekking. And make sure that you do not lose these cards because you will have to remake it which is very expensive.

Best time for Mardi Himal Trek

Before trekking any place you will have to know proper information about the place.  Since the weather of a place does not remain constant, you need to know the weather condition of Mardi Himal before trekking. Mardi Himal is open for trekkers throughout the year.

Spring season

Spring season is the best season for trekking any place in Nepal. This season the weather and temperature become favorable for trekking. During this season the sky becomes clear and you can get a clear view of the mountains. The trail is filled with blooming rhododendron and oak plants. The average temperature of Mardi Himal during this season ranges up to 20 degrees and temperature may decrease to 17 degrees.  There is no chance of precipitation during the spring season so, you can enjoy the trek without any disturbance.

Monsoon/summer season 

In Nepal, both Monsoon and summer season falls at the same time of the year. Monsoon season starts from the end of June and lasts till the start of August. Monsoon season is not the best and most preferred season for trekking. But if you are a kind of loner and want to avoid the crowd then trekking during this month is best for you. The view of the mountains after the rainfall is so relaxing and refreshing. The average temperature ranges from 10 – 20 degrees during day time and 5 -10 degrees Celsius during night time.

Autumn season

Another best time for trekking to Mardi Himal trek is during the month of the autumn season. The autumn season is best, especially for trekking mountains. The thing about the autumn season is that it provides the finest view of sunrise and sunsets. The view of the mountains is superb during this month. The temperature ranges from about 20 degrees Celsius during day time and falls to 5 degrees Celsius during night time.

Winter season

Trekking the Himalayan region in the winter season is not an easy thing to do but if you want to see and observe the real beauty of the mountains then it is the best time. The Winter season falls in the month of December to November. You will get to enjoy the trek with the fun of snowfall. The temperature ranges from the maximum to 5 degrees Celsius and even to minus in minimum. The mountains look so beautiful during the winter season. The trail is filled with white snow.

Food and Accommodation during Mardi Himal trek


Food and accommodation is a very important thing before doing any trekking. Although Mardi trek falls under the Annapurna region unlike Annapurna base camp there are not many villages on the trail. There are many tea houses and guesthouses on the trail. The cost of a guest house and tea house on the Mardi Himal trek is slightly low than another trekking trail. Since Mardi Himal is located at a high altitude you will not find various food and accommodation. Almost all the hotel will provide you the typical Nepal food Dal Bhat and Tarkari.

Nepali food is believed to give essential energy and protein to your body while trekking. You will not find hotels and a place for accommodation on other trekking places during peak season but you will not be facing this problem while trekking to Mardi Himal trek. The guest house on the trail to Mardi Himal also provides an adequate facility for the trekkers. Some of them also provide the facility of Wi-Fi. In addition to this, the cost of food and accommodation is negotiable during the off-season like the monsoon and winter season. On the higher altitude places like high camp, you may have to stay at a tea house

Travel Insurance

Medical insurance is very important for trekking to the Himalayas in Nepal. While trekking to higher altitude places like Mardi Himal trek there are some risks. There may occur sudden accidents so, as a precaution to cover everything you will need to have travel and medical insurance. Many insurance companies provide you different policies for trekking. It not compulsory to have insurance however we recommend you to have to reduce the risk. While doing the insurance you must know the policy of the insurance company.

But if you are connected with the travel company they will help you to get it. There are different insurance policies for different treks. JS Insurance and world Nomads are the company that will provide you insurance for trekking to Mardi Himal trek. Also, the insurance policy depends on the cost you pay. If you pay a high amount for your insurance then it will cover the large loss but if you cannot pay a high amount then the insurance will cover the minimum loss.

Altitude sickness

Altitude sickness is a very common problem while trekking to higher altitude places. Mardi Himal is situated at an altitude of 4,500 meters. Though altitude increases at a lower rate many people tend to have altitude sickness while trekking. To minimize altitude sickness you will need to be prepared mentally and physically for this trek. The symptom of altitude sickness is shortness of breathing. Nausea being the most common symptoms of altitude sickness along with Diarrhea, weakness, insomnia can also be the symptoms. Altitude sickness is also caused due to the lack of rest.

So if you are getting the symptoms of altitude sickness then you can make your trekking rate slower. Dehydration is also one of the causes of this, to keep your body hydrated you should drink lots of water.

Mardi Himal  trek 4 days

Reaching the close of the Himalayas is a real dream for everyone. Thus, Mardi Himal is the perfect choice for those who want to explore the sparkling Himalayas within a short period. From starting your trek from Pokhara to Kande, you can reach the Base Camp in 3 days and can return on the next day. You will be surrounded by beautiful landscapes and the Himalayas as well.

For your kind information, this trekking destination is the hidden treasure of Nepal. Thus it is always fun and exciting to travel in the unspoiled trail. Moreover, you will get a great peaceful environment with fewer people.
Other than that beautiful environment view, natural diversity, and culture are the real part of this trekking. Nowadays Mardi Himal trekking is getting lots of popularity due to its easy access and shortest duration. People traveling to ABC or EBC also travel to the Mardi Himal trek.

We are sure that your 4 days Mardi Himal trek would be extraordinary. Starting your trek from Pokhara and ending to Pokhara only takes 4 days, and gives you a chance to explore the beautiful city Pokhara. You can initiate your trekking by boating in Phewa Lake. Then moving towards Kande will be your second task. After that, the amazing snowcapped mountains would be happy to serve you while reaching Pothana. The trail then continues to Low camp, which finally goes to High Camp and Mardi Himal Base Camp.

 

Mardi Himal Trek 3 Days

If You have a very short time and still wanted to be at the Mardi Himal high camp then you can plan for 3 Days Mardi Himal Trek. As it’s quite tough if you are not used to trekking and hiking around. you need to be properly fit and able to trek 9 to 10 hours each day. These 3 days Mardi Himal trek is only recommended for fit and experienced trekkers. the trekking till 2 Days will be moderately easier to walk but the last day from Mardi Himal High Camp to Viewpoint and Back to Siding is quite long. The last part of the trail is all the way ascending but for those who love walking downhill last day is quite fun. We are taking a local jeep from Siding to Pokhara on the same day.

The exciting trail will offer you mountains, forests, lakes, valleys, waterfalls, and many more amazing nature factors. Seeing those would be peace for your eyes. Get ready for capturing thousands of pictures on your camera. And the moment you spend there would be a memorable and exciting one. Throughout the trekking trail, you will encounter stunning rhododendron, oak forest, picturesque, and so on. Boredom is easily avoidable in such places.
Walking into the pristine forest, all covered by lush green rhododendron, all smiling and greeting to you is wonderful to see.

Getting close insights into Annapurna mountain ranges (8091m/26545ft.), Dhaulagiri (8167m/26794 ft.), Mt.Machhapuchhre (Fishtail/6993m/22942 ft.), and Manaslu mountain range would make you feel like what heaven looks like.

 

Mardi Himal trek in December

In Nepal, December is the beginning of winter, and getting cold in the mountain. If you wanted to get in snow and ok with cold weather this is a good time to do the Mardi Himal base camp trek. December is also the less travel time for trekking so the trail is quite nad less crowded.

Mardi Himal trek February and in January

January and February are the coldest months in Nepal. Yet, the Mardi Himal trek in February and in January is absolutely possible with proper preparations. During January and February, it is very cold in the high altitudes. Whereas, in lower altitudes, the days are sunny and warm. The day is ok with the sun but the temperature will go lower at night and will be colder once you cross the 3000m mark. So you can go for shorter and easier treks this month. Besides, low altitude treks are suitable for trekkers of all age.  During the winter month, you can do the lower altitude trekking with standard equipment and proper clothing. As trekking the trail is less crowded, you can get the room of your choice, timely good quality services, and a peaceful environment. The temperature ranges are from 15 to -15 degrees celcious.

 

 

 Equipment  list

Mardi Himal trek is 6 days moderate level trek package so trekkers no need to carry a big backpack. You will sleep in the tea house and eat there so you just need to carry your personal belongings and warm clothing. Below are some suggested items to take with you while trekking in the Mardi Himal

 

  • Hiking Shorts (2): Quick drying type, not cotton!
  • Trekking Pants (2), preferably that zip on/off at the knees so you can use them as shorts also.
  • Lightweight underwear – Capilene or other synthetic.
  • Cotton pants or (loose jeans/khakis).
  • T-Shirts: Cotton for lower altitude walking. the synthetic is good above 2500m.
  • Thermal Underwear: Synthetic polypropylene
  • Waterproof Jacket. Quality waterproof clothing is essential. A proofed nylon or Gore-Tex jacket is recommended
  • Fleece jacket or pullover.
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional).
  • Goretex or warm jacket for winter trekking bring the down jacket
  •  women sports bras, Synthetic
  • Rucksack
  • Plug adapter  2 round pin
  • Trail Map/Guide book
  • Journal & Pen, Pencils, and small notebooks
  •  Extra contacts or glasses
  • Quick-drying towel (medium-sized)
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap/handwash
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • Wet wipes
  • Sanitizers
  • Water purification tablets or  iodine
  • Refillable Water bottles
  • Hat
  • Towel
  • Sun lotion
  • Lip balm
  • Sunglasses protect from day sunlight
  • Sleeping bag rated -15 to 20-degree celsius, you can get sleeping bag liner also.
  • Some Extra pairs of T-shirts and also shorts.
  • Trekking pole
  • Camera
  • Flashlight and battery


Why Trek to Mardi Himal?

Trekking to Mardi Himal possesses dozens of reasons. Some of them are listed below:

  • Most beautiful hiking trail
  • Dynamic landscapes and the serene forest is the best part of this trek
  • Along with trekking, you can do yoga in a pristine environment
  • This trek is the perfect destination for the nature lover
  • Yoga and meditation is an exciting part of this trek
  • Getting the opportunity to explore the unique culture and tradition of Nepal
  • Watching the magnificent view of the giant Himalayas — Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Dhaulagiri.
  • Getting insights into the Gurung community and culture
  • Traveling through narrow twisting paths, rhododendron forests, high valleys, and rocky Himalayan terrain will be one heck of an adventure.
  • Adventure lover would adopt this venture with great pleasure
  • An even combination of yoga, adventures, and the fantastic Himalayan
  • Sparkling sunrise and sunset views are worth watching

  Alternative Route Options for Mardi Himal Trek

The best parts are various alternate routes to travel. Unlike other trekking trails, which particularly have only one common route. People traveling in this region can choose different routes according to their wishes.

Mostly Traveled Route (Kande – Siding)

Total Distance-42 km
Kande to siding is the most popular trekking route traveled by people. Your trekking route starts with driving from Pokhara to Kande. Then on the first day of the trek, the trekkers walk towards Deurali. You can find a bus that goes directly from Siding to Pokhara which costs approximately US$9-US$10.

Joining Route (Ghandruk/Kyumi – Siding)

Total Distance- 35/31 km
This is the second trial option to travel for Mardi Himal Trek. This trekking trail is mostly adopted by those who want to extend their trek from Annapurna Base Camp Trek or Poon hill trek. You can extend your trek either from Kyumi or from Ghandruk. Then diverging from ABC trek your trail then join the trail at Forest Camp. Traveling through this trail will cover about 31km to reach to Mardi Himal Trek.

Shortest Route (Landruk – Siding)

Total Distance– 30 km
Landruk to Siding is the shortest route to reach the base camp. But be prepared for the off-beaten and bumpy road. However, the right gear and proper planning would make your journey successful. Only fewer young people travel through this trail.

Long Route (Ghandruk – Kande)

Total Distance– 52 km

The route from the trek Ghandruk to Kande is also the longest distance of this trek. The total distance from Ghandruk to Kande is 52 km. This trail is opted by those who have enough periods to explore the area. Traveling through this road would help to avoid rough roads. Thus, if you want to explore with ease, then opting for this route is the best option for you.


Mardi Himal Trek - Trip Info

Duration: ( 06 Days from Pokhara to Pokhara )

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

When to Travel: February to May, September – Mid December are the best seasons.  During the winter months from December to Mid February, it is cold and can be snow on the trail, July & August are rainy time, trekking can be done, but visibility can be poor due to rain.

Trip Details: 06 days, 5 nights Lodges, Breakfast lunch, and dinner during the trek.

Our trek 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 2 to 12 people.

Trek Grade: Moderate

Our Mardi Himal trek is a moderate level of trekking is about 5/6 hours walking with the lunch stop en-route and arrive at your camp in the late afternoon. Most trek days are 5 to 6 hours long so we may take a lunch stop en-route in this grade we will also use some smaller, less well-traveled trails that may be rockier underfoot and a little steeper. These Moderate grade treks go up to 4100m height and durations are 5 to 08 days.

The moderate grade trek overall is not that long, usually 7 – 10 days in total. There will be we can have a chance to get the altitude sickness above 3000m. making sure to climb high and come to sleep at low after 3000m We suggest that if you are a reasonable level of fitness. You don’t need to be an experienced trekker to enjoy this trip – it might be your first ever trek.

Equipment Renting and buying: We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home for the Mardi Himal trek, however, in Kathmandu, there are many shops to buy and rent trek related equipment. 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 trekking luggage:  You will have 1 porter for 2 trekkers basis to carry your luggage. the maximum weight per trekkers is 15 kg as we never overload our porters. however, you only carry your valuables in your backpack., 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 Trek Leader and Support staff

Your Mardi Himal trek is leading by or experience trekking guide and porter who are joining you from Kathmandu. All of our guides have trained for and attained a Trekking Guide license provided by the Government. The license exam is organized by TAAN and Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management (NATHAM) every year. They have vast knowledge about the trekking trails and kinds of medical treatments and emergency services of first aids, altitude sickness, and other relevant issues. Your belongings will be safely taken by our Porter, making your walk easy, more pleasant, and comfortable. Our porter will carry a maximum of 30 kg in total for 2 trekkers’ bag. If you have any extra weight, We suggest you hire another porter and will cost extra cost.

Transportation on the trek

For the Mardi Himal trek, there are different means of transport. our trip starts from Pokhara and end there so we use private car transport. it is for the trek start point and finish point to Pokhara. If you are travel to Pokhara from Kathmandu you can take 25 minutes flight or 6/7 hours drive by bus or by private car. the main way to get there is by driving. Above the Himalaya, trekking is always careful to choose the best transport options available for your travel period. We choose the transport means as per your package itinerary and budget also.

Passport and Visa info

First, be sure you have a valid passport with at least 6 months’ validity from the return date.  You can obtain visas for Nepal from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport. USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency for 15 days for single/multiple entries. If you get a visa for 30 days It is USD 50 or equivalent convertible currency. USD 125 or equivalent convertible currency for 90 days for single/multiple entries

You can get a Nepal visa before arrival from the Nepalese Embassy in your home country. Likewise, you can easily get an upon arrival visa at Kathmandu airport and other different borders from Nepal.

We find that most travelers find themselves in difficulty as sometimes; they don’t carry money to get a visa at the time of their arrival. There is no ATM inside the visa section. Though there is a provision of ATM outside, it is more likely that sometimes it doesn’t work. So, for your comfort, we recommend you bring the cash US$ to get them on arrival visa.

Money Exchange for the trek

for your extra expenses for your Mardi Himal short trek, you can exchange for Nepali rupees. Nepal banknote that comes in Rupees, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 250, 500, 1000 denominations. Coins come in Rupees 1, 2, 5, and 10 denominations. Foreign currencies must be exchanged only through banks or authorized money exchangers. The receipts of such transactions are to be obtained and retained. Visitors can exchange foreign currency at the foreign exchange counter at the airport upon arrival too, Although their rates are quite low so better you can exchange in the city.

You can also get money from ATMs there are many in the city and it allows you a maximum of 40,000 per day. Visitors other than the Indian nationals have to make the payment in foreign currency (non-Indian currency) in the hotel. It also applies to book your trekking and tour. During the Mardi Himal trek, you need local Nepali rupees for your extra expenses. So you can carry enough amount for the trek there are no ATM facilities along the way except Dhunche.

Note: Most of the bank and money changers in Nepal will not accept old foreign currency notes, torn, or faded. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes

Drinking water during your trek

On the Mardi Himal trek, We suggest you at least drink 3/4  liters of water per day while you are on the trail. While bottled mineral water can be purchased all over Kathmandu and along popular trekking trails, plastic water bottles are a significant problem in Nepal’s mountain areas. So instead of relying on bottled water, travelers should instead purify their water.

Get the water purification iodine or tablets. They are small, cheap, and light to carry, another better way is to get water filters they are low to carry and easy to use. You can bring two reusable water bottles. So that you always have one bottle to drink from, while the water in your other bottle is being purified.

 Showers and electricity – Most of the tea houses in the Mardi Himal trek have a solar hot shower and have cold showers available. Few of them have gas Guizar or electricity hot shower. Few places every charge the cost for hot showers for the extra cost of around USD 3 to 4. Electricity is usually available in most parts of the route with hydropower, you can charge your battery for camera and phone, normally they charge an extra cost of about USD 1 to 2 for full battery charging.

Mardi Himal trek group size

Our Mardi Himal trek group sizes are quite small and from 2 people to 10. We always make a small group to reduce the impact on the environment and to enable us to provide a more personal service. The maximum group size on most of our treks/tours is 12 and the minimum group size is 2. if you are a single traveler we also operate a private solo trip for you. After the COVID 19 pandemic, we are now making our trekking group size a 10-person limit, this also makes it easy to provide you the best service and look after all of you from your trekking guide and porter. So any number are you are don’t matter you can book your trip with us we are happy to run the best holiday for you.

Health and Fitness: The main thing to trek in Mardi Himal is to need your positive thinking and you need to able to walk 5/6 hours on the rocky trail. You can be fit for the trek before you arrive here by doing small exercises in your home country. The more stamina you built up is easier to trek for Nar Phu valley. To boost your stamina you can do running, cycling, Zumba, or some yoga practices. You will be walking 5 to 7 hours a day during the so be prepare for your legs. The best exercise you can do in-home is squats and lunges.

Communication  during Mardi Himal trek

In the Mardi Himal trek, the use of internet service will be available at the lodges with some extra service charge. while you are in Mardi Himal trek there are telephones facilities in many villages. Our guide has a cellular phone and We’ll communicate with them frequently to know the trek and your health. Furthermore, we are making sure to make sure you’re fine, safe, feel right, and have everything up there. Also, the easy way now is you can get the local sim card on arrival at the airport which has a 4g/3g network in most of the routes.  Now Most of the places in the trekking route have wifi service available Normally Wi-Fi works for every part of the trek in lodge/lodges which will be provided with a minimal fee or someplace have free.

Mardi Himal short trek package Cost

Mardi Himal trek cost depends on your group size how you travel by bus or private car and your trekking staff. Our package includes a trekking guide, porter, transportation by private car. It also includes the necessary trekking permits, accommodation meals, all service charges, and taxes. You can do the half board package also just hiring a guide, porter, get permits. for your meals and accommodation during the trek, you can pay by yourself also. You can browse these pages more for detailed prices and trip dates.

Tipping Info:

In the hospitality industry of Nepal, the workers except for some tips while you are in your Nepal tour or Trekking

While you are on the tour and trekking, you can tip the guide and porter. Normally, people tip 10% of their payable amount. If you have booked the full board package for your trekking and tour. but if you just hire guide and porter service you can tip differently like a per day calculation basis.

We don’t suggest tipping while you have something to eat at the restaurant as they have already taken a 10% service charge, and 13% Government Taxes. However, while you enter the hotel, the bell boy may expect some tipping.

Trip extension

After completing your Mardi Himal trek and if you have more time you can do different activities in Nepal. You can go to Chitwan National park for a Jungle safari tour or can do a day Rafting trip.  Pokhara is a famous place for different adventure activities like Paragliding, Ultralight flight, Bungy Jump. We can arrange different tours and put these extra activities as optional tours and They are not included in your package cost.

You can arrange these activities with us at a good discounted price.  If you need hotel or flight ticket services after the trek we can arrange them at a reasonable cost. you can do the tour in Kathmandu city also or join a 1-hour scenic flight over Mount Everest. Furthermore, we are also offering Tibet and Bhutan tours.

 

 

 

Detailed Itinerary of Mardi Himal Trek

Take a 30min drive to the roadside shacks of Phedi. The drive takes you through the scenic small mountain road. When we start climbing the upper stairs we will see glimpses of the village of Dhampus valley is on the top of the ridge, more than 500m above. The area is inhabited by Brahmins, Chhetris, and a few Gurungs. During the down part of the trail, we will cross the dust road and meet the mountain bike riders. We will pass by stone staircases which make the trail more adventuring. You will get spectacular views of the Annapurna and Manaslu Himalayan range makes your overnight staying much higher. Overnight at Deurali at a local guest house.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Enjoy your first mountain breaks with the mountain views. We will trek about 6 hours today. Our first part of the trekking goes with an enchanted forest of birch, giant rhododendron, mountain oak, maple, hemlock, and daphnia. We will stay overnight here and can enjoy relaxation after a long, tough walking but adventuring trail. We will stay overnight at Forest in a local guest house.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner.

As usual, have our breakfast in the mountains. Today our destination is towards Low Camp, which is at the height of 3,150m. We will enjoy the view of beautiful rhododendron trees, and the main attraction is the view of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) mountain Nepal.

The trekking goes higher you will enter the cloud forest’ with mosses and lichen, tree ferns, and orchids hosted by the hardier trees. From your room winder just get the thrilling panorama – close up the dramatic scenery of sacred Mt. Machhapuchhare, Mardi Himal, and Annapurna chains. There is a fewer number of hotels and lodges in Low Camp, but the facilities they provide are great with Wi-Fi, hot shower, etc. We stay there overnight. Overnight at local guest house.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

We will get the early morning and ready to reach our highest point of the trek. If conditions are favorable, we will climb up to 15,000/16,000 ft. Enjoy the best mountain snowy view of Annapurna sanctuary walls lie below us.

We can visit Mardi Himal Viewpoint to view the sunrise In the mountain range. Along the trail, you can meet with Yak, sheep, and goats from the 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. Enjoy the best view of  Mardi Himal (5587m), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Baraha Shikhar, and other mountains such as  Tent Peak (5695m), Singhachuli (6501m), Machapuchhre (6993m).

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

 

Today our trekking starts with mostly going downhill. The low descent through the shade of the forest and out onto the terraced fields, down 1600m. We will go through another route of upper Mardi Khola. Now we are following the banks of the Mardi Khola and the hillside village of Siding. We trek 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.

Enjoy your last breakfast in the mountain lodge with the low land view of the valleys. We will pass by small villages. In the low land of Nepal, 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. end of our Mardi Himal trek.

Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch.

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Cost Includes

  • Trekking guide who certified and licensed from Government and got training on high altitude sickness, first aid.
  • Trekking porter to carry your luggage. 1 porter for 2 people basis.
  • Trekking staff, food, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, clothing.
  • Twin sharing Tea house/Lodges Accommodation during the trekking.
  • Local Tea house also called guest house/ lodges twin sharing during your journey.
  • Your daily meal   (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). you can choose your meals from the menu, there are different types of food available.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Trekking Permit.
  • TIMS Trekking Card Permit for the Annapurna Trek
  • The guide will carry basic medical supply first aid.
  • Trekking transfer from Pokhara to start point and trek finish point to Pokhara by private vehicle.
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge, and all Government Taxes

Cost Excludes

  • For any services in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Airfare to Nepal
  • Nepal entry visa fee, you can get a Nepal visa upon arrival at the Airport.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot and cold showers.
  • 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 equipment, you can buy and rent in Pokhara trekking stores
  • gratitude trekking staffs
  • Other of your personal expenses not mentioned cost includes section.
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Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration

    Trip Duration
    06 days

  • Tri Destination

    Destination
    Nepal

  • Trip Group Size

    Group Size
    2-12

  • Accomodation in Trip

    Accomodation
    lodge in Trek.

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    Maximum Altitude
    High Camp (4,250m/13,600ft)

  • Trip Difficulty

    Trip Difficulty
    Moderate

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where in Nepal is Mardi Himal?

Mardi Himal is a hidden treasure of Nepal, situated on the eastern side of the most popular Annapurna Base Camp trek. It lies in the western Annapurna region of Nepal and lies on the eastern side of Modi Khola.

What is Mardi Himal Trek?

Mardi Himal trek is the most fascinating and exciting trek. It covers breathtaking views of the Annapurna region and a stunning glacial valley. Furthermore, it is mostly kept in the category of the short and unspoiled trekking route.

How many km is Mardi Himal trek?

Mardi Himal is the less traveled trek and comprising a distance of 40 km short trek. This shortest trek can be completed within 4-5 days. However, the off-beaten and random road may consume some of your valuable time.

What is the maximum altitude of Mardi Himal Trek?

Undoubtedly, Mardi Himal short trek is the best way to explore the sparkling Himalayas. Lying at the altitude of 4500 m, Mardi Himal serves you the best view of the entire Annapurna Range. Mardi Himal trek altitude is 4500m height. the altitude of the Mardi Himal peak is 5587m.

How high is Mardi Himal?

Mardi Himal lies at an altitude of 5587 meters/18,330ft under the most bulging Machhapuchhre in the Annapurna region.

Who first summited Mardi Himal?

Mardi Himal was first Summited by Basil Good fellow in 1961 AD. This trekking is marked as the eco-tourism trail which also passes through the lush green forest.

Do I need to hire any guide/porter?

Guide and the porter is always a wise decision to take if you are traveling Nepal for the first time. However, it is not mandatory to take a guide or porter if you are in big groups and wants to explore the Mardi Himal region on your own. But carrying a guide with you gives you lots of tips and trekking ideas as well as important information about the place you are going to trek. While hiring a guide you will have to make sure if he is registered. In addition to this hiring guide and porter is not that expensive.

How long is Mardi Himal trek?

Mardi Himal trek is categorized as a short duration trek destination. It can be accomplished within 4 days. In total, you will cover 50 km on this trek. Walking around 4-5 hours a day is enough for this trek. The journey however may be tiresome, but the beauty of nature makes your tiredness fade away.

Do I need to get some special training for this?

Trekking in the Himalayan region is not a cup of tea for novice travelers. However, fulfilling some criteria can help you a loss for completing this trek. A healthy body and strong mental health are the basic criteria for this trek. Some of the basic exercise that you need for this trek is running, cycling, short hiking, etc.

How difficult is Mardi Himal trek ?

Well, Mardi Himal trek does not need any technical skills to have. And the trek difficulty level is categorized in the moderate level trek. However, hiking from the high camp to the Mardi Himal Base Camp is the most challenging task of the whole trek. The route is slippery as well as steeper on this day. Apart from this, you will enjoy this trek.

How do you get to Mardi Himal Trek?

Mardi Himal Trek is the easiest trek starting from Pokhara. However, the actual trekking starts from Deurali. It takes 30 minutes easy drive from Pokhara to the roadside tracks of phedi. Then you have to go trek from 4-5 hours to reach Deurali.

Which is the quickest route to go to Mardi Himal?

Mardi Himal itself is a short trek and it can be completed in 4 days. For this trek, the quickest trek route is from Deurali to Low Camp. Afterward, trek from Low camp to high camp which will take approximately 5-6 hrs. To reach there. From the high camp you will have to walk about 5 hrs. to reach there.

What are the camps like on the Mardi Himal Trek?

Mardi Himal treks have two camps: firstly low camp and High camp. You have to trek to both camps to reach your actual destination. The low camp lies at an altitude of 2,900. Whereas the height of the high camp is 3,585. Talking about the trekking trail hiking from high camp to Base camp is the slippery and steeper road.

What are the Accommodations on Mardi Himal Trek?

Well, the Accommodation cost during your stay at Kathmandu and Pokhara is more expensive. But during your trek, the lodges and teahouse cost is cheaper. You can find accommodations easily during your trek unless you are traveling in peak season. The Accommodation in Mardi Himal trek is a tea house and quite basic.

Can you get Altitude Sickness in Mardi Himal Trek?

Well, Altitude sickness is a prominent risk for traveling in a high altitude area. The problem of altitude sickness arises from above the height of 3500m. In Mardi Himal trek you are going to trek up to 4500m.  Hydrating yourself enough and acclimatization could help you to cope with the environment and lessen the risks of altitude sickness.

What are the cost of Mardi Himal Trek?

Mardi Himal trek cost varies according to the group size, months of travel, and duration you are traveling for. Above the Himalaya also offers you for joint group trek if you want to cut down your cost. For this joint group (2-16 max), the cost for each person is $490 for a period of 5 days. for 12 days full package cost USD 850

What Permits are required for Mardi Himal Trekking?

For trekking in Mardi Himal base camp, you need to have two different permits. They are the TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System) and the ACAP permit (Annapurna Conservation Area Project). Other than these two you don’t need any other special permit.

 

 

Do I have to tip my guide/porter?

In Nepal tipping a guide/porter is a way of expressing thankfulness to the guide. Not only this, but those tips also give them motivation for their job. You should remember is, your guide may not ask for any tips but you have to give them a small amount of money as gratitude.

Mardi Himal Trek cost for Indian?

Our Mardi Himal Trek cost for Indians is a little less than for foreigners as Indian trekkers get some discount on trekking permits. Other costs are similar. We can offer the best cost for Indian travelers for both private and small group travelers. You can contact us for up to date cost for Indian trekkers.

Mardi Himal Trek weather how it is?

Mardi Himal trek weather is pleasant most of the time of the year. The weather is clear with a crystal clear sky. The forest areas welcome you with a bunch of rhododendron flowers and oak trees. The weather is quite cold and you need to bring enough clothes. While the Rainy season the views are quite poor and recommend to bring rain clothing. Overall the weather is good for this trek and we can go throughout the year.


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