• Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Sight Seeing & Trekking
  • Transport: Private Tourist vehicle & Tourist Bus
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner on Trek & Breakfast in Cities
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel and Mountian Guest House
  • Group Size: 1-12

Highlights:

  • Visit seven World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu.
  • Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
  • Explore Pokhara, the city of lakes.
  • Trek through picturesque villages and dense forests.
  • See lovely landscapes throughout the trek.
  • Experience rich culture and lifestyle of the locals.
  • Less crowded trail.
  • Witness the stunning view of the Himalaya.

About Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek

Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek is a new and very popular trekking route in the Annapurna region. Opened in 2012, Mardi Himal Trekking is a less explored trail that goes through dense forests and beautiful villages while offering tempting Himalayan landscape.

Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek is a short trek in the Annapurna region that presents a perfect blend of adventure and comfort on the trail. Mardi Himal Trek 12 Days is the best option for any travel enthusiasts who are tight on time and can not go on a long trek, still looking to behold the stunning beauty of the Annapurna region. Moreover, Mardi Himal Trekking is also a good choice for beginners who are putting their feet into the trekking world.

Trekking through dense forests and high alpine pastures, you reach the Mardi Himal from where you see wonderful views of snow-capped Himalayan mountains. Basic lodges and tea houses are built now in Mardi Himal Trail so the trek now is easily accessible. Less traveled trail yet presents the most beautiful views, what can be better than this?

Mardi Himal Base campTrek starts with a drive or flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu. From Pokhara, drive to Dhampus-Phedi and begin trekking towards the Mardi Himal. Deurali is the first place where you stay overnight. Further, the trail passes through numerous dense forests and takes you to Mardi Himal Base Camp. Reaching the viewpoint, the trail descends to Low Camp and then to Sidding. Continue trek to Lumre and drive back to Pokhara. And, this ends the adventurous Mardi Himal Trek.

Be a part of Mardi Himal Trek 12 Days with us, Outfitter Nepal Treks & Expedition. We organize both private and group departure. Suit yourself with one of our departure dates or contacts us for tailor-made Mardi Himal itinerary. We assure you to give the most authentic service in the market.

Things you will get to see & experience during the Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Base Camp

Located at 4,500 meters Mardi Himal Base Camp is the main highlight of Mardi Himal Trek. Without going on the long and tough trekking trail, Mardi Himal Base Camp presents you exceptional beauty of Annapurna Himalayas and Himalayan landscape.

Traditional Gurung Villages

During the Mardi Himal Trek 12-days, you will trek through various villages. These villages are dominated by mostly Gurungs. Their rich Buddhist culture and warm hospitality will win your heart. The villages will present to you the lifestyle of the locals.

Exceptional Views of Himalayan Mountains

You will get to see breath-taking views of Himalayan mountains through the Mardi Himal Trek. Every next village will open up to you a new view of snow-capped mountains. You will get to see mountains like Mt. Annapurna, Annapurna South, Mardi Himal, Ganesh Himal, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), Tent Peak, Mt. Hiunchuli, Mt. Fang, Mt. Singhachuli, etc.

Abundant Flora & Fauna

The trail passes through numerous lush and dense forests, where you will get to see various species of plants ranging from tropical to sub-alpine. Likewise, these forests are home to various species of e animals and birds.

    Itinerary

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    Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel

    You will be met & greeted by our airport representative who will be on standby to pick you up and transfer you to hotel; your evening is free.

    • Accomodation:Hotel
    • Place:Kathmandu
    • Altitude:1345

    After having breakfast at hotel, we take you for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley; you will be escorted by a professional tour guide, we will take you to visit Kathmandu Durbar squire, Monkey Temple, Pasupatinath Temple and Bouddhanath Stupa and return to hotel, you will have some time to shop your trekking equipment.

    • Walking Hours:6
    • Food:B
    • Accomodation:Hotel
    • Place:Kathmandu
    • Altitude:1345

    We drive along the scenic Trisuli and Marsyangdi River to reach Pokhara, it’s a pretty good drive as we go by the beautiful river which is also good for rafting.

    We view Ganesh Himal and the Manaslu peak as well during the driving. Pokhara is a tourist's paradise full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, & temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with her lovely mountains; after 6 hours of driving; we will arrive in Pokhara, the city of lakes…Welcome to this beautiful town of serene lakes that gives so much meaning to your holidays.

    Option: If you are interested for rafting then you have options to take 3 hour rafting in Trisuli river on the way to Pokhara – you do not need extra day to do this Raft as we can stop and do the Raring and continue on our journey.

    • Walking Hours:6
    • Food:Breakfast
    • Accomodation:Guest House
    • Place:Pokhara
    • Altitude:850

    After having breakfast at hotel in Pokhara, you will have short drive to Phedi then the real trek will start. You will trek through the stone steps, terraced fields and villages. You will stop at Dhampus for lunch and another few hours trek to Deurali.

    • Walking Hours:5
    • Food:B, L, D
    • Accomodation:Guest House
    • Place:Deurali
    • Altitude:2100

    After having breakfast at lodge, you will start your trek for today, the trail today passes through lush forest scattered with the rhododendrons. You will have some time to explore around the once you reach and check into the lodge.

    • Walking Hours:7
    • Food:B, L, D
    • Accomodation:Guest House
    • Place:Forest Camp
    • Altitude:2520

    After having breakfast at lodge, you will start the trek for today, the third day of the trek. Then continue trekking to Low camp and you can view the nice views of Mt. Machapuchhre (Mt. Fishtail) up and the valley down will be mesmerizing.

    • Walking Hours:7
    • Food:B, L, D
    • Accomodation:Guest House
    • Place:Low camp
    • Altitude:2970

    After having breakfast at lodge, we start the trek for today and you will have great view of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli on the trail. The trekking trail continues along the Mardi Himal ridge mainly on grass with some isolated rhododendron forest and reaches at High camp- the final point of the trek.

    • Walking Hours:6
    • Food:B, L, D
    • Accomodation:Guest House
    • Place:High camp
    • Altitude:3540

    After having breakfast at lodge, we trek to the view point to have the great view of the Himalayas including 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 mountains then you will return to high camp and rest of the days are free.

    • Walking Hours:7
    • Food:B, L, D
    • Accomodation:Guest House
    • Place:High camp
    • Altitude:4120

    After having breakfast at lodge, you start your trek and you will take a different route from high camp that will take you to the Sidhing village and the trekking through this trail different for other common trails.

    • Walking Hours:7
    • Food:B, L, D
    • Accomodation:Guest House
    • Place:Sidhing
    • Altitude:1700

    After having breakfast at lodge, you will star the trek toward Lumre and where you will meet road then drive to Pokhara- rest of the days are free and you can explore the Pokhara yourself.

    • Walking Hours:6
    • Food:B, L
    • Accomodation:Hotel
    • Place:Pokhara
    • Altitude:850

    We take tourist bus at 7 AM after b/fast to drive to Kathmandu and the driving will be a fantastic experience as we drive past many satellite towns on the way and we are able to see rural settlements, gushing rivers, terraces and green rural landscapes; after 6 hours driving we will arrive Kathmandu and its overnight at your hotel.

    If you want to take other tours in Nepal such as Chitwan Jungle Safari, Pokhara Day Tour or Lumbini tour then you can start from today and do let us know if you want to take any tour as we also arrange those tours.

    • Walking Hours:6
    • Food:B
    • Accomodation:Hotel
    • Place:Kathmandu
    • Altitude:1345

    You will be transferred to the international airport for your final departure to your loving home. We have taken pleasure in serving you all of these weeks; you counted on us & we didn’t let you down because we know how hard you’ve worked to enjoy this holiday. Meeting you was an immense pleasure & we do hope you will remember us down the years with memories of the time you’ve spent in this amazing country that’s Nepal. A safe BON VOYAGE home…take care!

    • Food:B

    What's Included

    • Airport transfers.
    • 3 night hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast.
    • A day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
    • 2 night hotel in Pokhara including breakfast.
    • Meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) on trek.
    • Accommodations in lodges on trek.
    • A guide & porters (1 porter for each 2 trekkers and a porter carry about 20-22 KG from 2 of you).
    • Paper works, National park entry permits, & TIMS permit.
    • Ground transportation Kathmandu – Pokhara - Kathmandu by tourist bus.
    • Arrangement of emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
    • Sleeping bag, down jackets and duffel bag – if Necessary (return after the trek).
    • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport - Kathmandu).
    • Your Travel insurance (compulsory).
    • Meals (lunch & dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara).
    • Your personal expenses, drink water, hot and cold drinks & bar bills.
    • Laundry, telephone, hot shower & internet charge.
    • Entrances Fees while visiting Kathmandu on second day.
    • Tips for the guide and porters.
    • Anything not mentioned in included section.

    Price & Dates

    Price Menu
    No. of peoplePrice P.P
    1 - 1 US$ 850
    2 - 5 US$ 775
    6 - 12 US$ 650
    Departure Note:
    • We have set date to departure the Mardi himal base camp trek. So, select your date and book the trek.
    • If your preferred date is not listed then contact us for the further process to book on your own date as the trek is available on any date of the year.
    • We have listed the price for up to 12 people only so, if you are more than 12 people then please contact us for the group price and further process to book the trek.
    • Private trek is available on any date of the year, contact us for the booking.
    • Guaranteed dates are guaranteed to departure and we already have people booked for date.
    • Available dates are available to book and become guaranteed once you book for that date.
    • Closed dates are closed and not bookable on that date however if you are available only on that date then contact us as we may have some other alternatives.
    • The departure dates are your arrival dates in Nepal.
    DatesStatusPrice FromNote  
    02 Nov, 2020 - 13 Nov, 2020AvailableUS$650
    08 Nov, 2020 - 19 Nov, 2020AvailableUS$650
    14 Nov, 2020 - 25 Nov, 2020AvailableUS$650
    20 Nov, 2020 - 01 Dec, 2020AvailableUS$650
    26 Nov, 2020 - 07 Dec, 2020AvailableUS$650

    Useful Information

    Mardi Himal Trek location

    Located at the east of Annapurna Base Camp beneath stunning Machhapuchhre, Mardi Himal Trek will take you to the base camp of Mardi Himal. On the way, you will cross Low Camp from where you will see the best view of Mt. Fishtail.

    Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek best season

    Spring from March to May and Autumn from September to November is the best time to go on Mardi Himal trek 12-days. The weather is mostly stable and the sky is clear. Plus, the moderate climate makes the journey more joyful.

    Mardi Himal Base camp Trek difficulty

    Mardi Himal Trek is a moderate trek. Most of the trail goes through a forested path. The trail is not tough, yet includes a few steep sections. The chances of altitude sickness are very low. You have to walk for around 6 to 7 hours a day, therefore good physical fitness is needed. Mardi Himal Trekking is a good option for novice trekkers.

    Also, do know that trekking in the Himalayas is always risky. The weather is unpredictable, and you can face extreme weather conditions. You have to prepare your mind for any situation beyond our control.

    Food & Accommodation during the Mardi Himal Trek

    Mardi Himal Trek is a tea house trek. The tea houses offer basic facilities and clean but small rooms to spend the night. You will get a nice mattress, blanket, and pillow along with a few other pieces of furniture in the room.

    The meals will be served as per the menu of the tea house. You can expect to find dishes like momo, noodles, rice, curries, soup, tea, coffee, etc.

    Permits for Mardi Himal Trek

    There are two permits that you need to take to go on Mardi Himal Trek. One is the Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit (ACAP) and another is TIMS Card. Both permits will be arranged for you in advance.

    • Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit (ACAP): USD 30
    • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS): USD 10

    Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek cost

    Mardi Himal Trek cost ranges as per the requirements of yours during the trek. You can expect the cost to range from 900 USD to 1100 USD. This is the basic cost of the package and can vary if there will be changes in the itinerary and facilities. You can check out costs include and exclude sections to know more in detail.

    Mardi Himal Packing List

    • Down Jacket
    • Windcheater
    • Nice fleece
    • Trekking shirt, pants, and shorts
    • Pair of comfortable trekking shoes and socks
    • Trekking sandals (for walking around while in the tea houses)
    • Sunglasses
    • A Hat
    • Sunscreen Lotion
    • A comfortable backpack with a cover
    • Thermal wears
    • Breathable underwear
    • Trekking Gloves
    • Sleeping bag
    • Trekking Pole
    • Reusable water bottle
    • First aid kits
    • Toiletries (hand sanitizer, tissue paper, towel, toothbrush and paste, shampoo, soap, sanitary pads, etc)
    • Journal, cards, extra battery, snacks

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