Mardi Himal Trek

Trip Facts
  • Duration:8 Days
  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Max. Altitude: 4500 Meters
  • Start at: Kathmandu
  • End at: Pokhara
  • Group Size: 12
  • Best Season: Spring - Autumn

Highlights

  • Splendid view of Annapurna & Lamjung Himalayan Range.
  • Short and easy Trekking route in Annapurna Nepal.
  • Beautiful Village & Impressive Nepali Hospitality.
  • Dense & Colorful Rhododendron Forest.

Trip Background

Mardi Himal trek without a doubt offers an off-beaten path trekking experience along the Annapurna Himalayan region of Nepal. As this trekking route was officially opened for trekkers in 2012, it provides access to relatively pristine natural and cultural heritage.

It is one of the short and easy treks in the Annapurna region where one can observe the marvelous Annapurna Sanctuary from a great top angle. The Mardi Himal Trek route provides access to Nepal's cultural and natural diversity. With such diverse offerings, this is a trek that is totally worth the 8-day time it takes.

Our travel planners traveled the route before creating a route map. When it opened the Mardi Himal Trek route was not up to the standard but nowadays because of various teahouses/lodges being opened on the way, the quality of its offerings has also improved drastically.

What's involved

Mardi Himal Trekking starts with a bus drive from Pokhara to Khare. Walking starts from this place towards Deurali. En route to Deurali trekkers will trek past the wide grassy meadow hamlet of Australian Camp. And before heading to Pothana you can enjoy the first panoramic mountain vistas.

Once your permits are checked the easy walking along the stone-paved trail leads trekkers to the first rest camp of Deurali. The outstanding view of Annapurna South looms large from this place. The journey will head to Forest Camp from this place. The trail follows the outstanding forests of rhododendron and varieties of other vegetation.

During Winter the route to Mardi Himal will be snow-covered, therefore, heed the instructions of the trekking guide. Rain gullies could be a hindrance while walking which requires careful walking on the trail.

As we keep trekking forward the trail from Low Camp to High camp will be the epitome of wilderness adventure. It is rugged and rocky with a danger of falling stones. But once we reach high camp, the trail from High Camp to Mardi Himal endows an amazing view of Annapurna Sanctuary from the top. The Mardi Trekking offers a top-angle view. Moreover, viewing the most craved touristic destination from untainted and less explored places really assists in creating virgin holiday moments.

Mardi Himal – Is this Trek suitable for you?

The Mardi Himal trek route is one of the short and easy trekking in Nepal. almost everybody who is utilized to hiking and carrying some load (5-6 kilogram) can confront the trip. If you are physically fit and do not suffer from any serious illness, then you can prepare yourself for this Himalayan adventure in Nepal. As a preparation, you must do some exercise and one hour of hiking a day with some load month before the trip start. This training will make you feel easier to accomplish the trip.

Connect us and make the Himalayan experience extraordinary recollections of a lifetime

Trekking to the Nepalese mountain is a common goal for each experience searcher to encounter otherworldly existence and new nature. The wide landscape, mountains, and wealthy culture of Nepalese individuals give a wonderful involvement.

This short and easy trek to Mardi Himal is a remarkable experience. Book the adventure trip with the experienced and vibrant team of Green Society Adventure. The journey with us is similar to all the trekking agencies in terms of places on the trekking route but services and hospitality are no match. Impeccable hospitality and quality services that enable sustainable tourism in Nepal are the major features of this company.

Itinerary
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If you are not satisfied with our trip plan, we can Customize the trip to suit your interest and help you make it fit your budget.

Soon after your flight lands at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International airport, you will be welcomed by the Green Society Adventure representative and transferred to the hotel in a private tourist vehicle.

  • Max. Altitude:1320 Meters
  • Accommodation:Deluxe Hotel
  • Meals:Welcome Dinner

The journey begins with an exciting drive to Pokhara. Pass by beautiful countryside, snowy peaks, and roaring rivers. However, the road is not in the best condition, in some places.

We'll stop for snacks and lunch, on the way. On arrival in the beautiful lake city Pokhara, spend your free time boating or hiking around the lakeside.

  • Max. Altitude:820M/2690FT
  • Accommodation:Deluxe Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast

After breakfast, drive to Dhampus, from where our trek begins. Make your way through mountain villages and forests to reach Pothana and then on to the Forest Camp, via Deurali. Overnight in a teahouse.

  • Max. Altitude:2550M/8364FT
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, continue hiking through thick forests which are mostly covered by rhododendrons. In the afternoon, gradually start climbing to Low Camp. This is the best place to get views of Mt. Machapuchhre. Overnight in Low Camp.

  • Max. Altitude:3050M/ 10004FT
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today is a demanding day, as you will be ascending 850m to the High Camp. The trail goes through the Rhododendron forests and after a two-hour walk, we will reach the Middle camp.

Enjoy the lunch break with a scenic view of mountains and forests. After lunch, continue the trek to high camp. You will reach your destination in about one and a half hours. Overnight in High Camp.

  • Max. Altitude:3900M/ 12792FT
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Early in the morning, start hiking to the Mardi Himal base camp. Once there, you can see the magnificent sunrise over the panorama of Annapurna (8091m), Annapurna south, Hiunchuli(6441m), Mardi Himal, and the Machapuchre (6997m).

After spending some time at the Base Camp and taking photos, trek back to high camp, must breakfast, and continue trekking to Siding village. Descend through rhododendron forests, passing by the Middle Camp and Low Camp. After a 4-hour downhill hike, reach Siding. Overnight in Siding.

  • Max. Altitude:4500M/ 14760 FT
  • Accommodation:Guest House
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, drive back to Pokhara. Reach Pokhara in two hours and check in to a hotel. Spend the day at leisure, by the lakeside. Overnight in Pokhara.

  • Max. Altitude:820M/2690FT
  • Accommodation:Deluxe Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast

Drive back to Kathmandu and use your free time for last-minute shopping around the tourist town of Thamel. In the evening, enjoy the farewell dinner.

  • Max. Altitude:1320M/ 4330FT
  • Accommodation:Deluxe Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast and Farewell Dinner
Cost Details
Includes
  • All Airport and hotel transfers as per itinerary in private vehicles.
  • Accommodation in a Deluxe hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara on twin sharing basis.
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu by the Deluxe Tourist bus, And Pokhara to Dhampus & Siding to Pokhara.
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch, & dinner) and accommodation during the trek.
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food & lodging
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag, GSA duffel bag, t-shirt, trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion).
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (ACAP, TIMS).
  • All government & local taxes and office service charges.
Excludes
  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • All bar bills along the trek.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc
  • Tips for guides and porters.
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Client Reviews
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    MeaganUnited StatesApril 19, 2019

    Exactly what I wanted

    My friend in Chicago recommended Green Society Adventures to me several months ago. I reached out to Raj and told him we had 9 days, and want to be in nature, eat good food and meet some Nepali people. As it turns out, it was the perfect length of time to take on Mardi Himal at a leisurely pace. First of all, it was the most beautiful hiking I have ever done and as I hear it, it is some of the most beautiful hiking in Nepal.

    Raj made an itinerary and as the time got closer, he revised our itinerary to reflect weather patterns and other factors. He was communicating with other guides and people along the way to make sure we would have the best weather and experience possible. Very serious about customer satisfaction and safety. I would highly recommend Green Society Adventures for an experience tailored to your needs and requests.

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    gsatreksNepalMay 09, 2018

    An Amazing Mardi Himal Trek!

    Words doesn't really describe what was like to organize a trip with Green Society Adventure in the Amazing Himalayas! one of the best trekking experience which I never forget. Super knowledgeable people and their warm hospitality impress me lots. Looking forward to booking a trip with them again and Highly recommend them for any kind of adventure trip in Nepal.

    TripAdvisor
Useful Information

What Should You Pack for This Short Mardi Himal Trek?

Planning is fundamental when you book the 8-day Mardi Himal Trek. For easy and comfortable travel, do get prepared as early as you can. Some of the equipment can hire when you arrive just before the trip's starting date. So, keep in mind that you don’t have to buy all the equipment, which is very expensive and not usable after the trip.

Basically, you need a comfortably fitted day backpack since you are carrying it every 4-5 hours. Make sure your backpack is waterproof, or it has a special cover. Check this link for the trekking equipment list and pick up all the essential needs for yourself. And if you need to discuss more the equipment, please feel free to ask us.

How to Prepare Yourself for the Trip to Mardi Himal trekking

On this journey to Mardi Himal base camp, you will have to walk on up and down an uneven path every day together with your 4-5 kilos stack day rucksack. So, begin building yourself to create your trip to the mountains simpler. A month before the trip start, plan for 4-5 days of training a week. The more you do exercise your legs and muscle get stronger.

At the same time, mental preparation is a very important part of the trip. And prepare yourself for basic conditions.

Best Time for Mardi Himal trek

Essentially, there are two best seasons for the short Mardi Himal trek. One is from March to May, currently, the weather ordinarily gets clear, and the view of the Mountains is breathtaking. And this is the blooming time of Rhododendron if you love flowers then the mesmerizing colorful forest steals your heart. The temperature (30 °C to 5°C) during this season is pretty much warm.

September to November is another best time for trekking to the Mardi Himal trek. During this time, we can expect some rain and snow, but the weather normally gets clear & cooler, and the view of the mountains is amazing.

Drinking Water

Drinking sufficient decontaminated water and keeping your body dihydride is very important while you are on the journey to Mardi Himal. During the trek, one should drink 3-4 liters of water every day.

Along the route to the Mardi Himal base camp buying bottled water is not available. Water bottle adds up to the thrashing problem in the mountain, so the local teahouse avoids bottled water, and they offer boiled decontaminated drinking water at lodges at additional cost. It cost anywhere between $1 to $3 dollar.

We highly recommend carrying a reusable water bottle with you. You can fill the water bottle in lodges, or one can use an inbuilt filtration system like Life Straw or Steripen. You can also use water purification tablets to treat the water.

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