Mardi Himal Trek
- Country: Nepal
- Trip grade: Moderate
- Destination: Mardi Himal
- Activities: Trekking
- Accommodation: Hotel, Teahouse
- Meals: Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners
- Maximum altitude: 4500m
- Group size: 1+
- Best Season: Mar-May / Sep-Nov
Mardi Himal Trek is a short yet wonderful trekking adventure in the Annapurna region. The trek has fewer trekkers than other popular routes in the region. Yet, more and more trekkers have started trekking to Mardi Himal in recent days. Although a short trekking adventure, its beauty is simply unparalleled.
From pristine nature to a breathtaking view of the Himalayas, the trek has incredible wonders of nature to offer to the trekkers. Walking through beautiful forest and the views of the mountains make the adventure a wonderful experience.
Things you see during Mardi Himal Trek
As you trek towards the Mardi Himal Base Camp, you will trek past beautiful nature. The trek goes through a forested trail and peaceful surroundings. You can enjoy the panoramic view of the Annapurna range of the Himalayas as soon as you start the trek. The entire trek brings you a wonderful view of the mountains and other beautiful surroundings.
Another wonderful part of the trek is its elevation gain. The highest elevation you are going to reach on the trip is 4,500 meters above sea level. Breathtaking Mardi Himal Base Camp stands at the elevation and offers an unbelievable view of the mountains in the Annapurna. You can see the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking route and the base camp far below from the Mardi Himal Base Camp.
It is an absolutely joyful experience to witness a sunrise from the Mardi Himal View Point. An early morning hike to the base camp from High camp brings you the chance to enjoy the sunrise and view of the mountains.
This trip can be a perfect alternative option for the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek in the region. And it is an ideal adventure for people who love to trek in less-crowded mountains.
Reasons this trip becomes an Experience
Nepal Climbing Adventure always strives to offer an adventure traveling experience that you can cherish. While the Mardi Himal Trek is beautiful in its all essence, your experience of trekking there becomes even more beautiful with us.
By the time we take you to the base camp and bring you back, we take one step ahead to offer you a beautiful experience. We keep your safety and happiness as our top priority and you will experience the same during the trip.
Trekking to Mardi Himal with us is traveling in safe hands.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m)
Normally, your arrival in Kathmandu is day one of this trip. We will come to pick you up at the airport as per your flight time and transfer you to the hotel. There are no activities today apart from a trip briefing meeting. The information about the meeting time will be available upon your arrival at the hotel.
You have time to relax and go for any last-minute preparation for the trip. Welcome to Kathmandu!
Day 02: Kathmandu - Pokhara
On the second day of the trip, we have a long day drive to Pokhara. Our day starts pretty early in the morning and gets ready for the drive. We will go to the tourist bus station to board the bus to Pokhara.
It takes us 6-7 hours to drive 200 kilometers from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Although the drive is long for the distance, the scenic surroundings of the highway will ease the travel a bit. We will drive past small and beautiful towns and villages along the highway. Most of the time, we will drive along beautiful rivers.
Once we reach Pokhara 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu, we will have enough time to go around and explore the Lakeside. Pokhara offers an incredibly beautiful view of the Annapurna range. This peaceful city has various natural attractions like lakes, caves, mountains, and green surroundings.
We will spend quite a relaxing time in Pokhara after checking into the hotel.
Day 03: Pokhara - Pitam Deurali (2,100m)
We are going to start the trekking adventure towards Mardi Himal today. But before starting the trek, we need to drive to Dhampus Phedi for about half an hour. The first day of the trek takes us to Pothana village along the trail. We start the trek with a steep uphill walk through a forest and eventually emerge to a village and terraced farms. The walk continues to Dhampus village that brings us a wonderful view of the mountains and the valley down below. Later, we walk further to Pitam Deurali past Pothana village to stay overnight.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 04: Pitam Deurali - Forest Camp (2,600m)
We continue the trek to Forest Camp through a beautiful forest. The entire walk today is going to be through a lush forest. The forest has rhododendron, birch, hazelnut, and many other different types of trees. We will enjoy the beautiful nature walk for around 6 hours before reaching the Forest Camp to stay overnight. Staying overnight amidst pristine natural surroundings is a beautiful experience.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 05: Forest Camp - High Camp (3,550m)
It is about 5 hours of walk that takes us to the High Camp through majestic surroundings. We will traverse the uphill trail all the way to the destination for the day. Lush forest walks in the beginning and later walking through the bushes and grassy pasture takes us to the High Camp. The walk today also brings us a wonderful view of the mountains. Once we reach the destination for the day, we will find ourselves in the unbelievable surroundings of the massive Himalayan peaks. We exploit and enjoy the beauty of the mountainous surroundings and stay overnight here.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 06: High Camp (3,550m) - Base Camp (4,500m) - Low Camp (2,970m)
The most awaited highlight of the trip comes today to us. Our day starts pretty early in the morning. We set off on a hiking adventure to the Mardi Himal Base Camp before the break of the dawn aiming to reach the viewpoint to enjoy the sunrise. As we walk up towards the viewpoint, the sun gradually breaks the darkness over the sky, and mountains start to appear. When we reach the Viewpoint on the ridge, we will be awestruck by what we see. We will exploit the overwhelming beauty of the Annapurna range and the base camp before returning back to the High Camp.
We will continue our trek down to the Low Camp after lunch and stay overnight there.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 07: Low Camp - Pokhara
After exploring the wonderful Mardi Himal, we are on the final day of the walk today. We walk all the way down to Sidding and then to Kalimati before getting on a jeep ride back to Pokhara. The walk is of about 4 hours and the jeep ride of about 2 hours back to Pokhara.
Once we are back in Pokhara we will have time to relax and wander around the Lakeside.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 08: Pokhara - Kathmandu
As we have completed our trekking journey, it’s time now to return back to Kathmandu. We will get ready for the early morning bus ride back to Kathmandu. It will take another seven hours to reach Kathmandu.
Day 09: Departure Day
The trip has come to an end today. We have to bid farewell for this time hoping to meet again for another adventure soon. We will drive you to the airport for your departure flight as scheduled.
What is included?
- Pick up and drop off on arrival and departure
- Private Overland Transportation
- All hotel accommodation on twin sharing basis in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Simple teahouse accommodation on twin sharing basis in the mountains
- Breakfasts in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- All breakfasts, lunches, and dinners included in the trek
- Trekking guide and the necessary number of porters
- Any entry fees and charges on activities included
- Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
- First Aid Kit
What is not included?
- International airfare and travel insurance
- Any kinds of drinks
- Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Any other foods than the major meals in the mountains
- Expenses of personal nature like souvenir etc. purchase
- All other costs other than mentioned in the ‘Includes’ section
- Tips to guide and porters
Frequently Asked Questions - Trekking in Nepal
Are you a licensed trekking agency?
Do the guides speak English and have first aid training?
How big are the groups?
Are permits included in the price of the trek?
Do you arrange private treks?
Do you provide any equipment while trekking?
How difficult are the treks?
How long do we walk each day?
What is exactly 'teahouse' trekking?
What do we mean by FOT trek?
What is security like during trekking?
Security for our clients is always a foremost priority for us. All our guides and other support crew are carefully chosen for your trips. Our guides hold licenses issued by the Nepal Government. They are very honest and reliable. But we would also advise you to take care of your own personal belongings. If you are on ‘camping treks’ please do not leave your bags unattended at any time for your own safety. Take your main bag inside the tent once you reach the campsite. At night, all bags and belongings are kept in the middle of the tent. Your guide assigns a Sherpa on a rotation basis to guard the campsite throughout the night. If you are on a ‘Tea house or GAP trek’ arrangement, you will be sleeping in local teahouses. You need to take sensible precautions yourself at all times. Never leave your baggage unattended and keep your lodge room locked when you go out.
What happens if I fall ill during the trek?
What type of food is served during a trek?
Do I need to carry my own gear?
How much could porters carry?
What is the overnight accommodation like?
Can we change the itinerary?
Depending on the prevailing situation, you can modify it to some extent after consulting with your senior guide. However, the date of trek completion should always coincide with the original itinerary. You should keep in mind that this is an adventure trip into some of the most remote regions in the world, where many unforeseen circumstances may contribute to the need for a change in itinerary. In such cases, we or your guide will suggest the best alternative similar to your original itinerary.