Short Mardi Base Camp Trek

  • Trip Price: $860 pp
  • Total Duration:8 Days
  • Trip Grade: Easy, Moderate
  • Max Elevation:4500 M
  • Max Group Size:1 - 20 Person
  • Best Time:March - May & Sep - Dec
  • Trip Mode:Tea House/ Lodge
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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 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

The Short Mardi Base Camp Trek is a hidden treasure in the Annapurna region that is newly opened to travelers around the world. It’s a short version of the Mardi Himal Trek. The route is less crowded as it is a young trekking track and left with ample room for exploration.

Further, the panoramic landscape and the scenery, along with the different dimensional views of the massifs of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchre, and Manaslu ranges, add to the raw beauty of this enchanting journey. On this trek, you will visit the beautiful Mardi Himal base camp, Siding village, and Lwang.

Trip Grade

Mardi Base Camp Trek falls into the difficulty category of moderate. Although it is a newer trek compared to the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, it is absolutely stunning. This short trek will surprise you with some of the best views you can have on any trek. It is suitable for people of all age groups and easy to plan for a quick trip with your family members, friends, and loved ones. Well, there are a lot of factors that contribute to their difficulty. The duration of the trek, your financial constraints, the route you choose and many more affect any trek. The highest elevation that you will climb is 4500 m. And autumn and spring are the peak seasons for Mardi Gras hiking, just like with other treks.

Short Mardi Base Camp Trek at its Finest

The Short Mardi Base Camp Trek is one of the best short treks in the Annapurna Region. This trek gives you a mesmerizing view of mountains like Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, and more. The region is full of natural beauty and picturesque landscapes. Walking past the traditional Gurung villages and witnessing Buddhist culture is truly blissful. The warm hospitality of villagers in villages like Kande, Pothana, Siding, Deurali, etc. is remarkable. This wonderful journey takes you to 4,500 meters of display.

The route to Mardi Himal Base Camp

The Short Mardi Himal Base Camp trek begins at Kande, following 1 hour of driving from Pokhara. At first, the path is acceptable, first gradually up, at that point somewhat more extreme, to Australian Camp (2060m)—about 60 minutes. Then we trek marginally downhill to Pothana (1950m) and back up again to Deurali (2100m). At first, it is very steep, leaving Forest Camp. However, before long, it gets less steep as you again get up on the ridge.

Again, we leave Low Camp in the wilderness. However, the trees soon get smaller and round. After an hour of trekking, we get into the wilderness and onto the open edge, with spectacular views of Machhapuchhre ahead and Annapurna South. From that point onward, we trek down to Siding through Low Camp. From Siding, we drive back to Pokhara.

This is a short, week-long trekking journey to the Mardi Himal Base Camp. However, if you have 2 more vacation days, you can choose Mardi Himal Trek.

Itinerary Expand all

A representative from our team will wait 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 synopsis of our plans. 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 a flight to Pokhara city and move to the Airport to catch a flight. Upon reaching Pokhara, the pristine air, serene lake water and stunning mountains will welcome you there. Then we drive to Kande which an hour's drive from Pokhara city. Upon reaching Kande, we will start our trek to Pothana. Tonight, Spend time at a Guesthouse.

We head further and come across signpost “Forest Camp” at Deurali. Passing through the jungle, the trail at first ascends and then undulating on the top of a ridge, there is a section just over halfway where the trail drops steeply and then slowly gains height and then back onto the ridge and into Forest Camp (2600m) after about 4-hour trekking.

The trail leaves Rest Camp again in the jungle, but the trees soon start to get smaller and after about, one-hour trekking broke out of the jungle and onto the open ridge with spectacular views of Machhapuchhre ahead and Annapurna South to my left. The trail then undulates along the ridge and after about 5-6 hours trekking we arrived at High Camp (3550m). And then overnight at Lodge.

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 view of sunrise 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 looks 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 descending 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. We catch a vehicle that will drive us back to Pokhara. Tonight, spend your time at the hotel in Pokhara.

Today, we will fly back to Kathmandu in the late morning. Upon landing at Kathmandu airport, we will transfer you to your hotel in Kathmandu. Tonight, spend your time at a 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. We hope you had a great time with us. Thank You, Hope you have a safe journey home.

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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.   

Reviews

Great Trekking Experience

I did the ABC Trek with them. It was a great trekking experience. We only had 12 days, so we customized their 14-day trip to make it a 12-day trek to Annapurna. The company had everything organized carefully, and the trip was very well executed. Ram, the guide, was very helpful throughout the whole trek. Thank you, Ram.

Belina T.,
TripAdvisor Singapore

This Was By Far One Of Best Services

This was by far one of the best services I'd gotten. The trip was super challenging and super rewarding all at once! Sanjib and Ram were both excellent and knowledgeable. We trekked to Annapurna Base Camp in November, and it was by far our best trekking experience. They were also incredibly caring, which is important when you are trekking to high altitudes where you have never been before. They always ask how we feel and always check our pulses. Thank you for caring for us throughout the trek. I highly recommend using Heaven Himalaya for any hikes in Nepal.

Peter Tye,
TrustPilot United States

Arranged An Amazing Trip to Annapurna

Heaven Himalaya arranged an amazing trip to Annapurna. They were very communicative and always provided prompt responses to our questions. Plus, Ram is an excellent guide. He was always concerned about us. Overall, I am not disappointed about booking the trip with them.

Ahmad S,
Google Netherland

I totally loved the holiday package

I totally loved the holiday package organized by Heaven Himalaya. It was very well executed. The driver, our guide, porters, and other people who are responsible for running the trip were very caring and professional. Thank you for the experience.

James Miller,
Trust Pilot United States

Amazing Post-COVID EBC Trek

Thank You for making our post-COVID EBC trek amazing. The guides, porters, and Mr. Ram did a great job from the beginning of our COVID test at a hotel in Kathmandu till our farewell in a restaurant in Thamel. We were at our own pace and never hurried. We felt safe and immensely enjoyed our Nepal vacation. With heaven Himalaya, nothing goes wrong. I highly recommend them to other travelers who will book Mt. Everest Base Camp Trek.

Ahmad Tan,
TrustPilot United States

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