Mardi Himal Trek

11 Day(s) From USD $ 1390 per pax Dates

Overview

Group Size Min 2 - Max 10
Accommodation 4-star hotel in city area and Teahouse during trek
Difficulty Moderate
Max Alt. 4500

Follow the lesser known side of fascinating Annapurna base camp trek as you hike & weave through Maple forests With Rhododendron blossoms before emerging abruptly into rugged mountain terrain.

Mardi Himal trek is considered as a hidden gem of Nepal after making its official debut in 2011 alongside other mainstream routes. Since then, Mardi Himal route is taken as a great alternative to Annapurna base camp that offers rewarding views of Fishtail(Machhapuchhre) Mountain.

Positioned virtually under dazzling Machhapuchhre, Mardi Himal lies east of Annapurna Base Camp. Mardi Himal trek fulfills all the elements of classic trek including village settlements, farmlands, river streams featured with dramatic views of Snow Capped mountains.

Although Mardi Himal remains overlooked, this trek has able to come on the forefront by now as it has been getting a lot of attention.

There is a fair share of lodges & homestays in this trail where you can easily spend overnight with hygienic food to eat. No camping required!

History

  • Mardi Himal is officially opened to trekkers in 2011
  • It was photographer Basil Goodfellow who encountered the delight of Mardi Himal in 1953
  • Mardi Himal Trek is located to the east of Annapurna Base Camp
  • It is named after a small mountain-which goes by the name of well, Mardi Himal.
  • Mardi Himal (5587m) is on one of the ridges of Mount Machhapuchhre.

Highlights

  • Views of Mardi Himal, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna I and Hiunchuli
  • Quiet & peaceful trail
  • Can be done in week 6 or 7 days at most
  • Trip led by Local, professional English-speaking guides
  • Can be combined with other treks: ABC, Poon Hill
  • No-altitude sickness

Top things to do

  • Schedule a perfect trek to reach Mardi Himal during a full moon & just stare at those glowing mountains at Night.
  • Snap the aerial shot of Machhapuchhre from Mardi base camp
  • Write your name on the rock while at base camp
  • Put your country flag at the top of Mardi base camp
  • Sample some Authentic Nepali dishes: Dal Bhat
  • Visit Australian Base camp
  • Try locally made apple pie.

Physical fitness

Don't stress much for Mardi Himal trek, as it's achievable with your least effort.  Stay at local lodges, spend some time to enjoy the beauty & walk at your own pace. There are some exhausting stairs up & down which could slow you down other than that, there's nothing stressful. A light warm-up exercises or jogging is advisable for this trek.

Best time to go

The Mardi Himal trekking is best preferred during spring & autumn i.e in between march-may & sept-nov. Amid these seasons, the weather is most pleasant which is good for hiking.

What to Expect

  • Fairly comfortable lodging
  • Shared toilets & bathroom
  • Common dining place to eat & drink
  • A wide variety of food menu on top of Nepalese food
  • Hot lemon ginger tea
  • Extra charges for hot showers in all the teahouses.

Includes & Excludes

What's included ?

  • Accommodation at 3-star Hotel or similar category in Kathmandu
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • All your standard Meals (B, L and D) during the trek
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trekking Guide
  • Domestic flights (as per the itinerary)
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Guest House or Tea House During the trek-twin sharing basis
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation

What's excluded ?

  • Additional Add-ons to this trip*
  • Any other expenses or charges that are not mentioned in “cost includes” list.
  • Gratuities for staff (as an appreciation)
  • Hot Shower, Wi-Fi, Power charging during the trekking or mountaineering
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Meals in the city except for breakfast and other mentioned special dinner.
  • Nepal arrival visa (USD25 for 15 days and USD40 for 30 days in Cash) and two passport photographs
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Your travel insurance that covers Helicopter evacuation as well as medical expenses and trip cancellation.

Detailed Itinerary (11)

  • Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmanu, Transfer to Hotel

    We are delighted to provide an airport pickup service as an innovative customer offering, so our chauffeur will assist you with baggage & escort you to your Hotel. He will also help you with the check-in. Later in the evening, we will be hosting a welcome dinner

    Highlights:  Music, Cultural dance, the lively Thamel, one-stop shop for backpackers, clubs & pubs, an array of restaurants.

    Accommodation: 4-star hotel

  • Day 2 : Fly to Pokhara. Afternoon at leisure

    Flight Kathmandu to Pokhara:  25 minutes

    Accommodation: Pokhara 4-star Hotel

    Highlights: Bird's eye view of Green Hills, breathtaking flight

    Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch & dinner

  • Day 3 : Drive to Kande & trek to Pitam-Deurali

    Driving hours: 1

    Walking hours: 2-3

    Difficulty: Moderate

    Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

    Elevation: 2100 m

    Topography:  Farmlands, Green Hills

    Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch & dinner

  • Day 4 : Trek to Forest Camp

    Walking hours: 4-5

    Difficulty: Moderate

    Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

    Elevation: 2550m

    Topography:  wider trails, Stone steps, gradual uphill walk,  forested lands

    Highlights: Rhodendron forest, forested ridge, species of birds

    Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch & dinner

  • Day 5 : Trek from Forest Camp to Low Camp

    Walking hours: 3-4

    Difficulty: Moderate

    Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

    Elevation: 2550m

    Topography:  gradual uphill climb, forested lands, wider trail

    Highlights: rhododendron forest,  Badal Danda, views-view of Mt Fishtail and Mardi Himal

    Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch & dinner

  • Day 6 : Trek from Low Camp to High Camp

    Walking hours: 3-4

    Difficulty: Moderate

    Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

    Elevation: 3580m

    Topography:  uphill climb, shrubby alpine zone

    Highlights: Badal Danda, views-Mardi Himal, Mt Fishtail, Annapurna South, Huinchuli

    Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch & dinner

  • Day 7 : Day hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp and return to High Camp

    Walking hours: 6-7

    Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous

    Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

    Elevation: 4500m at Mardi Himal Base Camp & High Camp (3580m)

    Topography:  steep rocky steps, uneven steps, ridge walk

    Highlights: 360 views of Mardi Himal and Mt Fishtail, views-Annapurna I, Gangapurna and Annapurna III

    Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch & dinner

  • Day 8 : Trek from High Camp to Sidhing

    Walking hours: 5-6

    Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous

    Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

    Elevation: 3580m at High Camp & 1700m Sidhing

    Topography:  Downhill trail, steep ways

    Highlights: Upper Mardi Khola, Traditional village

    Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch & dinner

  • Day 9 : Trek to Lumre and drive to Pokhara

    Walking hours: 2-3

    Difficulty: Easy/moderate

    Accommodation: 4-star Hotel

    Elevation: 1850m

    Topography:  Dirt road, river crossings

    Highlights: Small village settlements, local traditions, Gurung settlements

    Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch & dinner

  • Day 10 : Fly to Kathmandu - Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley

    Highlights: Any 4 World Heritage sites:

    Pashupatinath, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath and Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Basantapur Durbar Square

    Accommodation: 4-star Hotel

  • Day 11 : Departure from Kathmandu

    Today as per your flight schedule,  our chauffeur will take you to the airport from this amazing country Nepal.

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