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Trip Facts
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Trip Duration 9 Days
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Mode of trekking: Tea house
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Maximum altitude: 4350m
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Grade : Easy / Modrate
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Best Time Feb- Jun and August - December


Mardi Himal  Trek is a Relatively newer trekking trail in Annapurna Region. Its popular is growing because of the peculiar geography and spellbinding mountain ranges. Mardi Himal Trek is the best destination for those trekkers who wish to encounter and embrace nature from up-close. Gurung culture and hospitality is the major feature of the trek.

Mardi Himal Trek  journey begins from Pokhara and officially initiating trek from Phedi to Deurali. The trail goes along small winding paths, easy at the beginning transforming into steep hills up to Forest Camp. Through the alpine forests with magical rhododendron blooming, the trekkers start stepping in the jungle on the top of a ridge. The trail drops steeply and then slowly gains height and then back onto the ridge escalating to High Camp. The landscape changes quite abruptly into a rugged high mountain landscape, with amazing views of Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,997m) ahead and Mt. Annapurna (8,091m) in the south.

After the witnessing the mesmerizing view from the Base camp of Mardi Himal, we head back to High Camp and then head to Siding. From Siding the trek follows the trail towards Lwang. Basically a village, Lwang offers home stay inhibited majorly by the Gurung, Magar, Brahmin, and so on. Eventually, the trekkers will trek to Pokhara and later to their destination i.e. Kathmandu. The most favorable months to trek here are Mar-May and Sept-Nov as the skies get clear and the trails are dry.

Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek is a distinct 10 days trek package organized by Adventure Great Himalaya to trek a pristine base camp lavishly offering the trekkers who prefer secluded places like this. Different from accustomed trekking trails, Mardi Himal Trek is spaciously unique in its geography and is designed trekker-friendly to create a brilliant trek experience.

Highlight of Mardi Himal  Trek

  • One of the best short trekking trails in the Nepalese Himalayas.
  • Magnificent views of the Annapurna Massif, Mount Fishtail (Macchhapucchre), and Mardi Peaks.
  •  trekking in the Annapurna Sanctuary to experience the best of teahouse experiences here.
  • A proper adventure going through lower hills to forests and finally the scenic ridges to the Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500m).
  • A cultural trip to witness the Gurung culture passing by small settlements of this region.
  •  Balanced walking days with well-planned high-altitude sections for best trek results while keeping altitude sickness in check.
  •  Wildlife and vegetation encounter opportunities from the lower hills to the alpine zones of Nepal.

Mardi Himal Trek Difficulties

We will grade the Mardi Himal Trek in the Moderate category while discussing different trekking trails of the Nepalese Himalayas. One of the main reasons this trek is doable to travelers is well-segmented  walking hours each day. Our Itinerary here is planned in such a way that you don’t have to push harder any day to reach the destination. Similarly, by following it you can also keep altitude sickness in check.

Another factor in favor of the Mardi Himal Trek is the flexibility of the trail. You can plan to complete this trek anywhere between 5 to 15 days. So, the itinerary here is customizable accordingly. Similarly, the presence of tea houses in regular intervals also makes trekking easier. However, you have to trek for a few days over the 3000 meters mark. With all these taken under consideration, we suggest this trek to everyone alongside local guides to assist you.


Best time for Mardi  Himal Trek

Unlike the Annapurna Circuit, Mardi Himal Trek is possible to complete throughout the year. However, for the best experience, we suggest you start the trek during the spring or autumn season in Nepal. Autumn lasts from September till November and spring from March to May. The post-monsoon period during autumn sees clear trails and views to enjoy for trekkers. Similarly, spring brings out the colours and scenery of blooming flowers and forests to enjoy as well from the trail.

Off-season Mardi Himal Trek

Off-season treks to Mardi Himal are gaining popularity in recent times. There are small windows during these times when you can complete this trek safely and witness a different shade of the Annapurna region here. Just before extreme winter trekkers can enjoy a snow-covered trail with some magical landscape views nearing the Mardi Himal BC.
The close view of Macchapuchre peak alongside the surrounding peak is also majestic while trekking in these times. However, only some tea houses operate and the weather is uncertain during off-seasons at Mardi.

Accommodation in Mardi Himalaya Trekking

Annapurna region as a whole is known for its Tea house trekking experiences. Mardi Himal Trek is no exception. This trail allows a proper tea house adventure for trekking enthusiasts. Tea houses are locally operated businesses providing food as well. The dining room is communal and in higher elevation heated by a large stove. Your rooms are simple with single-person beds and a table.
Teahouses do provide you with blankets and mattresses. As for the bathroom, you might find an attached room or share a communal bathroom. You might have to pay extra for services like hot water and wifi. Make sure you ask the tea house owners about these before settling for them.

Meals In Mardi Himal Trek

Meals during the Mardi Himal Trek might vary according to the elevation. The tea houses in lower elevation can boast a large selection of menus with organic local produce. In the tea houses over the low camp, you can still find good quality food but the menu is limited.

The standards of the tea houses are maintained by the designated officials so you don’t have to worry much in these regards. Similarly, you can also try some Gurung and Tibetan delicacies while staying in the tea houses. Tibetan bread, Dal-Bhat (Nepali Traditional Food), Dhindo, Millet Porridge, and Tongba are some of our top picks for you to try here.

Mardi Himal Trek Itinerary -5 Days

Day 1

Arrival in Nepal, Kathmandu (1,396 m.)

We welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to the hotel, check-in and rest for the day. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Transportation :  Car / Van
Accommodation :- 3 Star Hotel
Meals:-                     No

Day 2

Travel from Kathmandu to Pokhara 820m

Traveling on a Tourist bus for approximately 6-7 hours along the Trishuli River and other famous places like Naubise, Mahadev Besi, Kurintar, we reach Pokhara. We also enjoy beautifully terraced farms and the little grocery shops by the road on the way to Pokhara. The magnificent scenery of the Himalayan ranges of Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, and Annapurna add delight to our journey on the way. Overnight stay at Pokhara.

Transportation :  Tourist Bus
Accommodation :- 3 Star Hotel
Meals:-                   Breakfast

Day 3

Pokhara to Kande by drive and trek to Deurali, 2100m, ( 5 Hour, 3050m )

We start our day initially by driving to Kande on a private vehicle. Being the first day of the trek, we walk for a few hours and begin as we start walking through terraced fields, small streams and villages to reach to Australian Camp. We continue walking to reach Deurali located with the enchanting views of the Annapurna South (7219m), Mardi Himal (5553m) and Machhapuchhre (6997m).

Transportation :  Jeep / Van / Car as per group size
Accommodation :- Lodge / Tea House
Meals:-                   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

Trekking From Deurali To Forest Camp, 5 Hour, 2600m,

Today Our Trekking destination to Forest camp Taking the trail that goes right from Deurali, we see a sign posted as “Forest Camp” which leads through an alpine forest covered with red rhododendron and later, a jungle. The trail towards forest camp ups and downs, which makes this day interesting to trek. Finally, we stop by the Forest Camp for the day. Overnight stay at Forest Camp.

Accommodation :- Lodge / Tea House
Meals:-                   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

Forest Camp to High Camp (3900 m) 6 to 7 hours trek.

The trail first touches the Low Camp and the trees start to get thinner with shrubs and after about one-hour trekking, we reach an open ridge with spectacular views of Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,997m) ahead and Annapurna range to the left. The way provides an alluring scene of the isolated red rhododendron trees and a wide bio-diversity until we reach High Camp (3,580m). Overnight stay at High Camp.

Accommodation :- Lodge / Tea House
Meals:-                   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6

Explore the Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500M) and Return To BadalDanda,

This day marks to conquer Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500m) trekking along the ridge for another 4 to 5 hours. get up the hill to the viewpoint at sunrise. There is a small bamboo hut at the top with tea offerings. From the viewpoint, you’ll travel onward to the Mardi Himal Base Camp site, Following the ascending and descending narrow ridges, this place treasures the landscape view of the whole Annapurna range and the other mountain ranges like Mt Machhapuchhre (6997m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Manaslu range, Mardi Himal (5553m), and numerous others in the Annapurna region. We return to the Badaldanda after relishing the views. Overnight stay at High Camp.

Accommodation :- Lodge / Tea House
Meals:-                   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7

Badal Danda to Sidhing – Pokhara , 5, 6 hours trek and Drive 2 Hour.

Enchanted by the viewpoint of the magnificent mountain peaks, the landscape and nature about halfway to Siding, the five hours long day trip completes at Siding. Siding is basically a village which offers a quiet stay for the trekkers as this village is away from the busier trekking trails. Taking lunch at Siding and We drive back to Pokhara by Jeep. It takes about 2 Hour. Overnight stay at a hotel in Pokhara.

Accommodation :- 3 Star Hotel
Meals:-                   Breakfast, Lunch,

Transportation:   Private Jeep

Day 8

Drive back to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus

This day, we leave Pokhara the early morning towards Kathmandu relishing the beautiful view of the flowing Trishuli River and the hills along. We reach Kathmandu after 6-7 hours travel for an overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu. Upon reaching the valley, we can opt to rest or roam around the markets to shop for gifts and souvenirs. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Accommodation :- 3 Star Hotel
Meals:-                   Breakfast
Transportation:-   Tourist Bus

Day 9

Transfer to the airport and departure from Nepal to your destination

Our representative will transfer you to Kathmandu International Airport for your way back to your country.

Meals:-                   Breakfast
Transportation:-    Car / Van

Cost Include/Exclude

What’s include

  • Airport/ hotel airport transportation
  • 2 Nights Hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast
  • 2 Night Hotel in Pokhara including Breakfast.
  • Kathmandu to pokhara  / Kathmandu tourist bus
  •  Pokhara to kande and after trek siding to pokhara jeep
  • Trekking Permit : Annapurna Conservation Fees and TIMS Permit
  •  Trekking Guide: An Experience, English Speaking Trekking Guide
  • Trekking Porter: One porter between 2 Members ( No  porter for Solo Trekkers)
  • Meals : 3 meals a Day ( breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) with  Tea Coffee
  • Lodge Accommodation:  4 Night Twin sharing Lodge to Lodge Accommodation
  • Trekking Equipment: Sleeping Bag, Down Jacket, walking poles ( refundable after the trek)
  • Government Tax and vat
  • Office Service charge.
  • Welcome Dinner

What’s excluded

  • International air fare and Travel Insurance
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • All bar bills and Bottle of drink
  • Lunch / Dinner In Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara / Kathmandu flight ticket $ 190 per person
  • Tipping

Fixed Departure

Note: The below Price and Travel date is for the Group Join Basis.if you take private trip all travel dates are guaranteed

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