Mardi Himal Trek

  • Trip Price: $880 pp
  • Trip Reviews:
    2 Reviews
  • Total Duration:10 Days
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Max Elevation:4200 M
  • Max Group Size:1 - 20 Person
  • Best Time:March - May & Sep - Dec
  • Trip Mode:Tea House/ Lodge
  • Start Point:Phedhi
  • End Point:Lumre
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  • Explore the heritage sites in Kathmandu valley
  • Striking views of iconic Annapurna, Macchapucchre, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu Himalaya ranges
  • Picturesque landscape and appealing terrain in the backdrop of beautiful Himalayas
  • Off the beaten trail, isolated and virgin
  • Glorious sunrise/ sunset views amidst the Himalayas
  • Airport transfers – pick up and drop
  • All ground transportation
  • Your accommodation in a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast plan
  • Your accommodation in best guesthouses available (on twin sharing basis) during the trek with breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout the trekking journey
  • All paper works
  • National park and heritage sites entry tickets
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) and trekking permits
  • A licensed, English speaking, experienced and professional guide along with a porter (1 for two clients)
  • All the costs of guide and porter including accidental insurance
  • Duffel bag, sleeping bags (to be returned to us after trek)
  • T-shirts, route map and a travel completion certificate
  • All applicable government taxes and service charges.
  • First aid kit
  • Meals (lunch and dinner) in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • International airfare
  • Visa costs
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal refreshment items like cold drinks, snacks, etc.
  • Personal utility items like laundry, telephone expenses electricity charges, etc.
  • Personal trekking gears.
  • Tips for guides and porters

Overview

Mardi Himal Trek is a short and jovial trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal that exhibits some marvelous form of Mother Nature in a pristine and lively environment. It is a recently introduced trial that has gained a lot of attention in just a few years.

The highest point in the trek is Mardi Himal Base Camp at the altitude of 4500 m. The trails used to be a way for the shepherds that take their sheep and goats for grazing. Later in 2012, the route to Mardi Himal was accessible to everyone. Only a few numbers of trekking groups used to go there with their tents and catering teams. Later, new teahouses were built on the ways, and the number of trekkers kept rising.

It’s one of the easiest and short treks in Nepal. But in terms of natural glory, Mardi Himal is nothing less than any other treks in the Annapurna region. Besides, the trekking courses are unspoiled and full of surprises on the way. As the Mardi Himal trekking trails go around the Mardi Himal, we need not repeat the same route in the whole trekking journey.

These days, Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek has become the best alternative for Ghorepani Poonhill Trek. Unlike Ghorepani Poonhill Trek, the route to Mardi Himal is less crowded with few recently opened accommodation sites on the way. Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is one of the most frequented trails that are too crowded with tourists in the peak trekking seasons.

Eco-rich Mardi Trekking in Nepal

Mardi Himal Trek route starts from the foothills of Annapurna. It takes you along the prominent ridges to Mardi Himal from where one can witness some fantastic views of mountains like Annapurna Himal, Dhaulagiri Himal, Manaslu Himal, and Dhaulagiri Himal with other adjacent peaks in the region. It is an excellent way to experience diverse cultures and geography.

The trail traverses from lush lowland to alpine mountains in just a few days, which is a distinct feature of this trek. We pass verdant valleys, lush hills, forests, and farmlands on the way to high ridges that lie above the tree line area. The route from Mardi Himal Low Camp to High Camp is full of short bushes. It is almost barren and wild with strong winds blowing each time afternoon.

Cultural Significance of the Mardi Base Camp Trek

On the way, we pass various ethnic villages inhabited by people from different ethnic groups. It’s truly an insightful phenomenon to interact with locals and get to know more about their cultures, custom, festivals, lifestyle, and practices. The people are very cheerful, and one can receive the best hospitality from locals on the route. You will feel so happy and homely. One can also notice the unique blend of Buddhism religion on the way. The colorful prayer flags, mani walls, and stupas on the road add a positive and vibrant aura to your journey.

Best time to go on a Mardi Himal Trek

The best time for trekking to Mardi Himal be the seasons when the atmosphere is dry, and visibility is clear. The best season for this trek is Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November). In like manner, it might be difficult to trek during Monsoon and Winter Seasons. The trail is very slippery in the monsoon, and winters are freezing out there.

Heaven Himalaya conducts Mardi Himal Trek regularly. If you want to join our group at Mardi Himal, please let us know. On the off chance that you have fewer number days accessible for the trek, you can likewise go for our short Mardi Base Camp Trek. In case, you want a private trek, and we shall organize a well-managed private trek at your kind pursuance. We are even ready to customize our trip as per your specifications.

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A representative from our team will be waiting for you at the arrival terminal of Kathmandu airport. Make sure that you look after a person with your nameplate! The representative will welcome and transfer you to your hotel in Kathmandu. As you check into the hotel, the representative will give you a short synopsis on our plans ahead. Tonight, spend your time at a hotel in Kathmandu

Today, we get set to leave the Kathmandu valley. After breakfast at the hotel, your guide will pick you up for an overland drive to Pokhara city. The vehicle follows a route along the Prithvi highway that is full of countryside views of Nepal. Most of the time, we will be driving along the Trishuli River with fascinating views of terraced farmland, traditional villages and lush hills on sight. We even pass rafting spot on the way to Pokhara. After around seven hours of drive, we reach the beautiful touristic hub of Nepal – Pokhara. We check in the hotel, freshen up and get ready for a relaxing exploration around the lakeside Pokhara. The pristine air, serene lake water and mountains, lakeside Pokhara is a heavenly place to be at. In the evening, we return to our hotel. Spend your time at the hotel in Pokhara for the night.

After breakfast, we take a short drive to Phedi and start walking towards Pothana. We climb up to Australian Base Camp, which is one of the beautiful viewpoints in the region famous for sunrise/ sunset and mountain views. After enjoying some appealing views of mountains from the Australian Base Camp, we make our way along the lush hills, lush hamlets and woods to Pothana. We spend our time at the guesthouse in Pothana for the night.

Leaving Pothana, we follow a trail that leads us to Pritam Deurali. Further, we diverse from the main route to Annapurna Sanctuary and start walking through a trail that leads us to Mardi Himal. The course is isolated and secluded that the path that we had taken earlier. We follow a trail full of wilderness which passes through the forests of rhododendron, maple, oak and hemlock to the Forest Camp. The Forest Camp is also referred to as Kokar by the locals. There are only a few simple lodges in Kokar that offer essential services of food and accommodation. Spend your night at a basic lodge in Kokar.

We leave Kokar and head towards High Camp today. We follow a forested trail and ascend enjoying the lush views of rhododendron forest and other trees covered with lichen and mosses. We stop at Low Camp for lunch accompanied by stunning views of Mt. Macchapucchre right before us. After lunch, we ascend enjoying the magnificence of Annapurna South and Mt. Hiunchuli towards the ridge of Mardi Himal. At this point, the trees start to disappear, and the trail is full of rhododendron bushes. If lucky, you can catch a sight of colourful Danphe at this point. .Further, we climb up to High Camp and stay at a lodge in High Camp.

It’s a special day ahead that starts with a mesmerizing view of sunrise amidst the snow-clad mountains in the Annapurna region. A gentle walk follows the glorious light of dawn up towards the Upper View Point via the ridge. As we move higher, the trail gets steeper with spellbinding views of amazing landscapes all around. The sight of dzopkyos grazing in the pastures with pheasant gibbering in the fields looks magical. From the high camp, the panoramic view of mountains looming over the clouds seems spectacular. Today, we spend our night amidst the stunning landscapes at a lodge in High Camp.

Beholding the magnificence of mountains from Mardi Himal, we descend through a different route. After dropping down to Low Camp, we take a trail that leads us to the Siding village. Siding is a beautiful village that lies far away from the busy trekking routes of Annapurna. It is a traditional village with traditional people engaged in agriculture and animal husbandry for livelihood. Today, we stay at a guesthouse in Siding exploring the people, their culture and lifestyle. Spend your night at the hotel, enjoying the great hospitality of locals.

After breakfast at a guesthouse in Lumre, we take a path that descends along the river valley. We traverse through different Tamang and Gurung villages on the way to Lumre. It is a great day to walk along with some exciting communities with fantastic views of lush nature and mountains on sight. Upon reaching Lumre, we catch a vehicle that will drive us back to Pokhara. Tonight, spend your time at the hotel in Pokhara.

Today, after breakfast at the hotel, we get into our ride for a drive back to Kathmandu. We follow the same scenic route along Prithvi Highway to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, we will transfer you to a hotel in Kathmandu. Tonight, spend your time at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Today, fly home from Kathmandu or continue your travel to some other destinations around the globe. We will drop you at the airport, three hours before your scheduled flight. Hope you had a great time with us. Thank You, Have a safe journey home.

The trek itinerary can be customised according to your vacation timeframe, so if the above plan does not satisfy you, please let us know here. We will build a new itinerary based on your interests and the number of days.

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When deciding what goes into your bag, it is important to check out the characteristics of the trek as well as the season/month in which you are coming to Nepal. If you are thinking about what to pack, then here’s our recommended packing list and equipment.   

“Mardi Himal Trek is an overwhelming journey enriched with enchanting views of snow-clad mountains in the Annapurna region! Witness the magnificence of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu and Mt Macchapucchhre, etc. at its best from Mardi Himal. The trek allows you to dissolve into a charming beauty of lush hills, valleys, forests, ethnic villages, people, their culture, lifestyle and above all the Himalayas!”

Reviews

Top Service, Great Experience with Heaven Himalaya

We trekked to Mardi Himal Base Camp with Heaven Himalaya early this year. It was a marvelous and unforgettable experience. Their customer service from pre-trip communication until we bid farewell at the airport was impeccably professional, sincere, and really live up to their statements!! We are planning another trip to Gokyo Lake & EBC with them once we are able to fly again!! High recommended to anyone who wishes to visit and trek in Nepal!

Ho Phooi Leng,
TrustPilot Malasiya

An incredible Trip, An Incredible Guide

Back in April 2019, we went on a brilliantly organized trip with Ram as our guide. He was knowledgeable, helpful, funny, and insightful into the Nepali culture as well as tell us stories and tales of the mountains. He was also extremely helpful when one of our party started to develop severe altitude sickness and helped organize a helicopter transfer back to the capital with minimal fuss.

This was the trip of a lifetime and huge thanks to Ram for making it so.

nanners329,
TripAdvisor London, United Kingdom

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