Mardi Himal Trek

Annapurna Region
Trip Days
6 Days
Max. Elevation
4,500 M
Lodging
hotel/teahouses
Difficulty
Easy to Moderate
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Transportation
car/bus

Trip Overview

OVERVIEW

Mardi Himal is located in the Annapurna Himalayan range of Nepal which is usually shadowed because it lies beneath the much more prominent Mount Machapuchare. The elevation of Mardi is 5,587m (18,330 ft) from the sea level. Mardi Himal was only opened in 2012 AD for trekking since it’s attracted visitors with its magnanimous trekking trail and the glorious landscape of nature. Lodges and teahouses opened to an elevation of 3,350 m making this trek comfortable logistically. This trek is a lovely fusion of glorious sunrise/sunset, green nature, rich Gurung/Magar culture, and the mightiest mountains.

The peak point we reach while trekking is a base camp at 4,500m elevation. Mardi Himal is also known as a “trekking peak”. Mardi Himal is a quieter trail among Annapurna region’s trekking routes.

You will witness beautiful Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre, and Hiuchuli en route to the top. The final reward of the trek will be a phenomenal view of Mardi Himal from the upper viewpoint.

Just like any other trek in Nepal best season for Mardi Himal Trek is Autumn and Spring. Autumn and Spring seasons are well known for the best climate and clear mountain view. This is a refreshing trek for those who want to escape from the hustles of city life and is ideal for beginner trekkers.

Mardi Himal’s total trekking days will be six days and the total program days will be ten days. If you are already in Pokhara, we can customize the itinerary and cost for you.

Highlights of Mardi Himal Trek

  • Explore and stroll around the beautiful Lakeside and Phewa Lake in Pokhara
  • Scenic ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • The unique and spectacular trekking trail to reach the Mardi Himal Base Camp
  • Breath-taking mountain view, waterfalls along the trekking route of Mardi Himal
  • Enchanting sunrise from the Mardi Himal View Point
  • Mardi Himal Base Camp
  • Phenomenal picturesque of Mardi Himal, Annapurna South, Hiuchuli, and Machhapuchhre.
  • Get to know the local culture of the ethnic community and their food culture
  • Experience the heavenly Annapurna Region to the fullest
  • Accessible and easy trekking route for beginner

Itinerary

Day Day 01.: Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport one of our representatives will be there to pick you up and drop you at the designated hotel. He or she will give you a short overview of your trip from tomorrow. You may rest and relax at your hotel. Overnight stay will be at Hotel inclusive of Bed and Breakfast.

Day Day 02.: Kathmandu to Pokhara (910m) Duration: 6 hrs

You will be picked up by your guide from your hotel to the tourist bus station. Your bus departs for Pokhara at 7:30 am in the morning. Your bus ride to Pokhara will be scenic. You will get to see rivers, green hills, agricultural fields, and towns en route to Pokhara. You will reach Pokhara by 2 to 3 pm, your guide will take you to your hotel, where you may check-in, rest, and relax. As there is no planned work to do so you may spend your evening boating in Phewa Lake or strolling around in the street of Lakeside and along the Phewa Lakeside. From Lakeside you can notice the beautiful view of Machhapuchhre and Annapurna Himal.

Your overnight stay will be at the hotel in Lakeside. Breakfast included.

Day Day 03.: Drive to Phedi and trek to Deurali (1,925m) Duration: 6 hrs

After having an early morning breakfast at the hotel your day will start. We will take a ride to Phedi, from where our trek will officially begin. We will trek towards Dhampus (1,650m), which is a beautiful Gurung Village. After having delicious lunch at Dhampus, we will head towards Pothana Village. We will further move ahead of Pothana and end our trek for today at Deurali.

Our overnight stay will be at Deurali.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner are included.

Day Day 04.: Deurali to Low Camp (3,150m) via Forest camp (2,600m) Duration: 6 hrs

From Deurali initially, we will trek towards Forest Camp. Up to Deurali, we were walking along the trail of Annapurna Sanctuary. Our trail will navigate through a lush forest of Rhododendrons, hemlock, and oak maple till we reach Forest Camp (2,600 m). We will have our Lunch at Forest Camp and then further walk towards Low Camp. After a few hours of walking Low Camp will welcome us with a gorgeous view of Machapuchhre. You can see a significant change in the type of trees from forest camp to Low camp.

Our overnight stay today will be at Low Camp.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day Day 05.: Low Camp to Badal Danda (3,210 m) to High camp (3,600m) Duration: 5 hrs

After having a warm breakfast we will walk towards Badal Danda (3,210 m). you will get to walk through slightly steeped and stone-carved stairs. From Badal Danda, you will see clouds beneath you covering the mountain gorges. Annapurna South and Hiunchuli will be smiling at you from almost all places on the trekking trail. As you further hike up towards High Camp, you can see giant grasslands around you. If we are lucky enough we can spot Danphe (The Himalayan Monal); the national bird of Nepal. Surrounding enveloped by enchanting mountains looks heavenly.

Our tonight’s stay will be at the teahouse at High Camp. We will reach high camp for our lunch today so you will have plenty of time to explore around after lunch.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day Day 06.: Trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4,500 m) and Return to High Camp Duration: 6 hrs

Today’s going to be your special day. We will wake up really early in the morning and start our hike toward the Mardi Himal viewpoint around 3 am. Who would want to miss the golden rays of the sun falling over the snow-capped mountains right? Sunrise along with the magnificent panorama of Mardi Himal (5,587 m), Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Baraha Shikhar (7,647 m), Annapurna South (7,219 m), Machapuchhre (6,993 m) and many more peaks of Annapurna Sanctuary.

After witnessing sunrise we will trek toward the upper viewpoint. The upper viewpoint will also satisfy us with 360 views of the Himalayas and the valley beneath. We will further head towards Mardi Himal Base camp following the ridge. Mardi Himal Base camp will be the top destination of our entire trek. It is located at 4,500 meters altitude from the sea level. Base camp will present us with the closest view of the mountain. After getting fully drowned in the mountain glory we will descend down toward High Camp.

Tonight’s stay will be at High Camp.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day Day 07.: High Camp to Low Camp then Sidhing Village (1,750m) Duration: 6 hrs

After a delicious breakfast with sunshine and mountains in front of High Camp, we will descend. Our descent will also be loaded with numerous sceneries to witness. Today’s lunch will be at Low Camp. We will follow the same route till we reach Low Camp then will head towards Sidhing village.

Overnight stay will be at the guest house at Sidhing Village.

Breakfast, lunch, and Dinner are included.

Day Day 08.: Trek to Lumre and Drive back to Pokhara (910m) 3 hrs walk & 2 hrs drive

Today is your final day of the trek. After breakfast at Sidhing village, we will trek towards Lumle village to get to the Highway. We will take a ride from Lumle to Pokhara. There is no scheduled plan after reaching Pokhara so you may enjoy your free time. You may go shopping or, walk, or simply relax at your hotel.

Breakfast and lunch are included.

Day Day 09.: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

After having an early morning breakfast at the hotel, you will be taken to the tourist bus park for the return ride to Kathmandu. Our driving route will be the same as before. We will reach Kathmandu around 3 pm and then the guide will drop you to your hotel. The entire evening is yours to enjoy freely. Your overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Breakfast included.

Day Day 10: Farewell

One of our representatives from BMS Adventures will pick you up from your hotel to drop you at the airport. You will be taken to Tribhuvan International Airport approximately three hours before your scheduled flight.

It was our pleasure serving you in Nepal; we will hope to serve you again in the future. May you have a safe flight back home.

Includes/Excludes

What’s Included?

  • Airport Pick up and Drop
  • Two-way transportation from Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu
  • Two beds and breakfasts at a hotel in Kathmandu
  • Two-night stay at a hotel in Pokhara inclusive of Breakfast
  • Three meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • Twin-sharing accommodation during the trek
  • A guide and porter (one porter will be assigned for two trekkers, one porter can carry a total of 20 kg)
  • Guide, porter, and driving staff’s Salary
  • Guide, Porter’s insurance
  • All government taxes and fees
  • National park permit, TIMS permit

What’s Excluded?

  • Your Nepal entry visa fee, you will get an arrival visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport
  • Your travel insurance
  • Your medical emergency bill
  • Meals not mentioned in itinerary
  • Your personal expenses during the trek such as phone bill, Bar bills, internet bills, hot shower, laundry etc.
  • Any hot or cold drinks during the trek
  • Tips to guide, porters or any other staffs involved.

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Useful Info

What to pack in your bag?

If you are planning your trip to a Himalayan country you should consider packing some warm clothes. in mountain weather keeps changing, we can find different weather on the same day. Weather in the mountains tends to be windy to sunny to wet so we have listed a few things as a checklist for you.

For head:

  • hat or p-cap to prevent the face from sunburn
  • woolen cap to keep warmth
  • scarf or muffler
  • the face mask as a virus precaution and protects your nose from heavy wind
  • sunglasses to protect the eyes and to see better in mountain

For feet and hands

  • warm gloves
  • Sandal and sneakers
  • Thin cotton socks and thick woolen socks

Trekking special items

  • sticks (which you can hire at Thamel, Kathmandu as well)
  • Waterproof thin jacket
  • Windproof down jacket
  • Stretchable and warm trousers
  • breathable cotton t-shirts and pullovers
  • breathable cotton thermal wear
  • hiking shorts
  • Trekking boot
  • comfortable backpack and duffle bag
  • Sleeping bag (lightweight and appropriate for zero or below temperature)

Others:

  • tissue papers
  • sunscreens
  • shampoo and soaps
  • moisturizers
  • towels
  • inner garments
  • Reusable water bottle useful for hot and cold water
  • medicines (if you are taking any medicines or supplements)
  • other personal belongings

Food during the trek

Any kinds of food are available during the trek. Guesthouses have a menu that consists of both international cuisine and local Nepali cuisine. You can also try new cuisine which you haven’t tried before. Here are a few breakfast, lunch, and dinner options that are commonly found during the trek.

Breakfast

We can have a wide range of options for breakfast such as omelets, bread, cornflakes, cookies, oats, pancakes, milk, tea, coffee, hot lemon, boiled or fried beans, etc. somewhere you get traditional breakfast items such as Gurung bread (famous breakfast in Annapurna region), cell roti, puri, roti curry, etc.

Lunch and Dinner

Traditional Nepali lunch and dinner is Nepali khana consisting of Lentil soup, Rice, curry, pickle, and some salad. There is a famous saying around trekking areas “Dal Bhat power twenty-four hour” which means Nepali khana’s strength remains for twenty-four hours. For instance other than Nepali khana you can have varieties for lunch like; pizza, momo, chowmein, fried rice, noodles, spaghetti, soups, naan roti, etc. lunch and dinner menu look similar you can choose as per your comfort, and preference.

Note: If you are vegan or in any diet restriction or allergic to anything, let your trek guide know beforehand.

 

FAQ

Do you have Yoga trek option for Mardi Himal?

Yes, we do, we can customize the itinerary and cost including yoga for you. If you wish to have a yoga trek we will send an experienced yoga teacher to make yoga/meditation classes during the trek.

I haven't been in Nepal before and I am new for trekking, can I do this trek?

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