Things you should know before going on Mardi Himal Trek
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.
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.
Mardi Himal Packing List
- Down Jacket
- Nice fleece
- Trekking shirt, pants, and shorts
- Pair of comfortable trekking shoes and socks
- Trekking sandals (for walking around while in the tea houses)
- 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