Mardi Himal Trek - 9 Days

Breathtaking views of Fishtail Mountain
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  • 1 PAX US$597
  • 2 PAX US$499
  • 3 PAX US$482
  • 4 PAX US$465
  • 5-10 PAX US$454
  • 11-20 PAX US$445
Price Per Person US$ 445 All included Services

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  • Stunning views of the Annapurna range, including Mardi Himal itself, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail).
  • Off-the-Beaten-Path Experience: The Mardi Himal trek is less busy and provides a chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of major trekking routes than other well-known treks in Nepal.
  • Combination of Jungle walk and Himalayas scenery.
  • Vast range of scenery, including lush forests, alpine meadows, glaciers, and snow-capped summits.
  • Offers a chance to witness a diversity of flora and fauna as it travels through varied habitats like rhododendron forests, bamboo groves, and high-altitude deserts.
  • Provides a chance to interact with local communities(traditional Gurung and Magar villages) and experience the rich culture of the Nepalese people.
  • Provides trekkers with the opportunity to explore less-visited areas of the Annapurna region.
  • Starry night sky from the High Camp is a sight to behold and adds a touch of magic to the trek.
  • Mardi Himal Base Camp, situated at an altitude of approximately 4,500 meters (14,764 feet) rewards you with panoramic views of the surrounding peaks and a sense of accomplishment.
  • Offers a remarkable adventure in the heart of the Annapurna region, showcasing the beauty of the Himalayas and the cultural richness of Nepal.

Mardi Himal Trek – Introduction #Mardihimaltrek #GuidedtrekstomardiHimal

The glorious Mardi Himal Trek is a popular trekking route located in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It is named after the Mardi Himal, a beautiful peak situated in the eastern part of the Annapurna Sanctuary. The Mardi Himal Trek begins in the picturesque lakeside city of Pokhara, which is easily accessible from Kathmandu by bus or flight and takes about 9 days. From Pokhara, trekkers travel by road to Kande, which serves as the starting point of the trek. The Mardi Himal Trek offers stunning views of the Annapurna range, including the prominent peaks of Machapuchare (Fishtail), Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Mardi Himal. The Mardi Himal Trek usually starts and ends in Kathmandu.

On the Mardi Himal Trek, you will pass through several traditional Nepalese villages, including Landruk, Deurali, and Siding. These villages offer a glimpse into the local culture and way of life. The traditional houses, friendly locals, and terraced fields create a charming atmosphere that adds to the overall beauty of the trek. This cultural exchange adds depth and meaning to the trekking experience. The trek offers a diverse range of terrain, keeping the journey exciting and engaging. From terraced fields and rhododendron forests to rocky trails and alpine meadows, each day brings a new and captivating landscape. The contrast of these different terrains adds to the overall beauty of the trek.

The base camp offers a sense of accomplishment and a close encounter with the majestic peaks. Reaching the Mardi Himal Base Camp or other high points along the trek provides a great sense of accomplishment. Overcoming physical challenges, pushing one’s limits, and witnessing the stunning views from these vantage points instill a feeling of achievement and gratitude. The Mardi Himal Trek offers a wonderful opportunity to explore the beauty of the Annapurna region, witness breathtaking mountain views, and immerse yourself in the local culture. It is a trek that combines natural wonders with cultural experiences, personal growth, and a sense of accomplishment, making it a memorable adventure in the heart of the Himalayas.

Mardi Himal Trek Route and Schedule: #MardiHimalBaseCamp #MardiHimalTrekDifficulty

After arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), you will be welcomed by a representative from our office who will carry your name and “Touch The Himalaya” written banner. They will take you to your 2- or 3-star hotel in Kathmandu (Thamel). The rest of the day is free to explore the city at your own pace. In the evening, You will also have time to shop for the most important equipment, receive a brief explanation of the trekking program, and enjoy a delicious welcome dinner at a local restaurant. The next day, you will embark on a scenic journey to Pokhara, also known as the “City of Lakes,” and explore other popular places before overnighting in a luxurious hotel.

Mardi HImal Trek

The next morning, we will head to Phedi and trek up to Dhampus, a charming village with stunning views of the Annapurna range. After a restful night, you will wake up to a magnificent sunrise over the snow-capped peaks. The next day, you will explore the Sarangkot Forest and the Pothana Forest, where you will find hidden gems like the Peace Pagoda and the Australian Camp. Along the way, you will learn about the rich tapestry of the Annapurna Conservation Area and its diverse ecosystem. As night falls, you will find solace in the peaceful embrace of the forest camp. This is a journey that will leave you in awe of nature’s grandeur and rejuvenate your spirits.

The trek from forest camp to high camp continues through lush greenery, revealing distant mountain ranges and snow-capped peaks. The hike is less arduous, providing respite and a 30-minute break at Low Camp. Tea shops and a tapestry of tea shops offer refreshment. The next day,you will reach your final destination, High Camp. It offers panoramic views and simple amenities. The trek takes 4 to 5 hours, allowing for a serene experience.

A midway viewpoint offers a captivating vista before returning to High Camp. The day continues with a descent to Badal Danda (3210m), where clouds dance in the sky. This itinerary promises an unforgettable expedition, combining breathtaking landscapes with options tailored to individual preferences and creating cherished memories.

The next morning, after breakfast, we embark on a scenic walk down to Siding, a charming traditional Nepalese community (takes 3–4 hours), then we drive back to Pokhara by jeep, have fascinating cultural experiences, and connect with the welcoming community. The next day, you will drive back to Kathmandu. In the evening, indulge in the vibrant atmosphere of Thamel Bazaar, where you can engage in some shopping, immerse yourself in the local culture, and pick up souvenirs to commemorate your adventure. As the day draws to a close, relish a heartwarming farewell meal while sharing stories and creating lasting memories with your fellow trekkers. Bid the day farewell as you settle in for a peaceful night in Kathmandu.

Forests and biodiversity of the Mardi Himal Trek #ScenicMountainViews #TrekkinginNepal

The Mardi Himal Trek takes you through lush rhododendron and oak forests, which are especially vibrant during the spring season (March to April) when the rhododendrons are in bloom. You can enjoy the beautiful colors and immerse yourself in the rich biodiversity of the area. This Mardi Himal Trek provides diverse landscapes, including lush forests, charming villages, terraced fields, and high alpine meadows. You’ll be surrounded by stunning views of snow-capped peaks, pristine valleys, and cascading waterfalls throughout the journey. #MardiKholaRiver #MardiHimalTrekDifficulty #MardiHimalPhotoGallery

Local Culture and Traditions in the Mardi Himal Trek #HighAltitudeTrek #NatureandWildlife #HimalayanAdventures

As you pass through the villages in Mardi Himal Trek, you’ll have the chance to experience the unique culture and traditions of the Gurung and Magar communities. You can visit monasteries, observe traditional ceremonies, taste local cuisine, and even stay in homestays to get a deeper insight into the local way of life.

Overall, the Mardi Himal Trek is a rewarding adventure for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. It combines stunning natural landscapes, close-up views of majestic mountains, and cultural encounters with local communities. It is an excellent alternative to more crowded trekking routes in the Annapurna region, providing a quieter and more serene experience. However, as with any outdoor activity, it is essential to plan well, follow safety guidelines, and respect the environment and local communities while undertaking the Mardi Himal Trek. #MardiHimalTrekReviews #IndependentTrekkinginNepal

Trek Permits for the Mardi Himal Trek #TeaHousesonMardiHimalTrek #BestTimeforMardiHimalTrek

We assist you in obtaining the necessary permits for the Mardi Himal Trek. This typically includes obtaining the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card, which are required for trekking in the region.

Equipment for the Mardi Himal Trek #AnnapurnaRegion #HimalayanTrekking

On the hike, you must have the proper clothing and equipment. It’s imperative to have sturdy hiking boots, a warm jacket, a sleeping bag, a backpack, and a trekking pole. A first-aid kit, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a water bottle are also advised.

Insurance for the Mardi Himal Trek #MardiHimalRoute #MardiHimaltrekItinerary

We highly recommend travel insurance for the Mardi Himal Trek, and we can assist you in acquiring suitable coverage. We work with reputable insurance providers to help you obtain comprehensive insurance that includes high-altitude trekking and helicopter evacuation in case of emergencies. We want to ensure that you are adequately protected throughout your trekking journey.

Accommodations and logistics are available on the Mardi Himal Trek

Tea House: The most typical accommodation option on the Mardi Himal hike is a tea house. These are modest lodgings that provide simple accommodations with community restrooms. There is no certainty that all tea houses will have private rooms with bathrooms. Most tea houses also include a community dining area where trekkers can gather to eat and chat.

Camping: For those who want more privacy or a more rustic experience, camping is another choice. Trekkers can sleep in tents while camping and prepare their own meals with the assistance of a support crew. Camping, however, needs more planning and gear than teahouse lodging.

Food and drink: Although the quality and selection may vary, most tea shops and camping grounds will provide food and drink. To ensure that the water is safe to drink, it is advised to bring water filtration equipment or water purification tablets.

Climate of the Mardi Himal Trek #MardiHimalTrekCost #MardiHimalWeather

The climate in the Mardi Himal region is similar to other parts of the Annapurna region. Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are considered the best seasons for trekking due to clear skies and mild temperatures. During these seasons, temperatures at lower altitudes range from 15°C to 25°C (59°F to 77°F), while temperatures at higher altitudes can drop to around -5°C to -10°C (23°F to 14°F) at night. Winter (December to February) brings colder temperatures, especially at higher elevations, with daytime temperatures ranging from 5°C to 10°C (41°F to 50°F) and much colder nights. Monsoon season (June to August) experiences heavy rainfall, making trekking challenging and increasing the risk of landslides.

Difficulty Level of the Mardi Himal Trek #MardiKholaRiver #MardiHimalTrekDifficulty

The Mardi Himal trek is considered a moderately difficult trek suitable for trekkers with a reasonable level of fitness and some previous hiking experience. The trail involves both ascents and descents, with some steep sections and uneven terrain. The highest point of the trek is the Mardi Himal Base Camp, which sits at an altitude of about 4,500 meters (14,764 feet). Altitude acclimatization is necessary to prevent altitude sickness, and it is recommended to maintain a steady pace and take regular breaks during the ascent.

Duration? #LocalCultureandTraditions #MardiHimalSummit

The duration of the Mardi Himal trek can vary depending on the chosen itinerary and individual trekking pace. On average, the trek takes around 5 to 7 days to complete. The trek typically starts and ends in Kande or Phedi, which are accessible by road from Pokhara. The trail passes through picturesque villages, dense forests, and offers stunning views of the Annapurna range. The highest point of the trek, Mardi Himal Base Camp, is usually reached on the fourth or fifth day of the trek. Some trekkers choose to extend the trek by adding side trips or exploring nearby areas.

Porters and guides? #AnnapurnaConservationArea #TrekkingPermits

Our team from “Touch the Himalaya” will provide experienced trekking guides who are knowledgeable about the Mardi Himal Trek. These guides would lead the trek, provide guidance on the trail, ensure your safety, and share insights about the region.

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Welcome at Tribhuvan International Airport, then transfer to your hotel.

Max. Altitude: 1,400m/4,593ft. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: 2/3 Star Hotel
Max. Altitude: 820m/ 2,690ft Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: 2/3 stars hotel
Max. Altitude: 1,750m/ 5,741ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/ Lodge
Max. Altitude: 3,410m/ 11,187ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/ Lodge
Max. Altitude: 3,540m/11,328ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/ Lodge
Max. Altitude: 4,500m/ 14,763ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guesthouse/Lodge
Max. Altitude: 1,700m/5,440ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guesthouese/Lodge
Max. Altitude: 1,400m/4,593ft. Meals: Breakfast/Lunch Accommodation: 2/3 Star Hotel
Max. Altitude: 1,400m/4,593ft. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: 2/3 Star hotel

Itinerary Note:

This itinerary is just the guide line, it can be changed (longer or shorter) as per our client's wishes, fitness, ground reality and weather condition. If you're not satisfied or have an alternative plan please feel free to discuss it with us By Clicking :- ASK QUESTION or COSTOMIZE YOUR TRIP.

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What's Included / Excluded

Cost Incluldes

  • Airport pick up and drop off by Car, jeep, Hiace or Bus. Depends on the number of arrives.
  • Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner according to the suitability of our client’s time.
  • Beginning two nights stay on arrival in Kathmandu in tourist standard hotel with breakfast included (twin share basis)
  • Two nights hotel in Pokhara with breakfast (Before and after the Trek) twin sharing basis.
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara- Kathmandu  by tourist bus, Pokhara to Phedi (trekking starting point) and after end the trek from Siding to Pokhara  by private vehicle.
  • All necessary trekking and area permit & fees, (National Park area special permit and TIMs cards).
  • Three meals a day during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner )
  • All accommodation during trek ( in the best Local Tea house or in the guest house available in shelter)
  • An experienced, English-speaking, government-licensed, first aid trained trekking guide and assistant guide (if the group size over 8 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Expert local porters (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Duffel bag, (to be returned after trip completion), complementary trekking maps. If needed down jacket and sleeping bag will be provided in rent.
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, Equipment, transport, food and accommodations
  • Rescue arrangements if necessary.
  • Basic First-aid kit (carried by trekking guide)
  • All government and local taxes for Trekking, Agency service charge and government tax/vat.
  • Achievement Certificate

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare and Nepal visa fee.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than in the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal insurance which covers medical, emergency evacuation, loss or theft of property.
  • Personal gears and equipment.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, hot showers, battery charging, Wifi, etc
  • Entry fees and costs in sightseeing (temples, monasteries, etc)
  • Tips and gratitude provided to guide and porter.

Fixed Departure


Can't find trip as your Schedule Date?

  • Above mentioned departure dates “AVILABLE”‘ means these dates are currently open for bookings for the particular Trek. If the mentioned dates are not suitable with your preferred date, you can make your own private trip by clicking the box billow in the bottom.
  • A date “GUARANTEED” means that we give guarantees that the costumers will be able to start theirs trek on the specified date, regardless of whether the seats are fully booked or not.
  • “LIMITED”‘ Status refers to a type of seats booking for the trek, that has been certain seats available to book
  • In the status, “CLOSED” means that the Trekkers seats are fully booked and there are no more seats available for new booking. Trekkers may be put on a waitlist for a chance to get a seat if there are cancellations unless your are requested to plan your own private trip by clicking the box billow in the bottom.

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Trekking Mardi Himal Anapura

November 11, 2018

We only have thanks for Raju (our guide) and Hom (our goalkeeper) in the accompaniment on our Anapurna Mardi Himal Trekking.
We were accompanied, guided and helped to make our trekking in an unforgettable way
We will always have them in our minds

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