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Mardi Himal Trek

To traverse the Himalayas is a blissful journey and Mardi Himal Trek provides you an opportunity to gain this experience. Amongst many treks in Nepal, the Mardi Himal Trek stands out with its incomparable beauty and is becoming more popular by the day. Mardi Himal Trek takes you to the heart of the Annapurna region. Home to giants such as the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Himchuli, Machhapuchhre and many more, the Mardi Himal Trek allows you to witness much of the Himalayas within a short amount of time.

The Annapurna region is a jewel of Nepal. Possessing immense natural as well as cultural beauty, trekking in the Annapurna region is a wonderful experience. Amongst many treks, the Mardi Himal Trek route takes a perfect way to traverse the Himalayas in the Annapurna region. Alongside, you can find various other treks that are equally beautiful. Some popular treks in the Annapurna region are Annapurna Circuit Trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, etc.

Journey to Mardi Himal

The journey of the Mardi Himal Trek begins from the lively city of Pokhara. At around 800 meters of altitude, Pokhara is a city known as a tourist hub. The trek stretches out from here to a maximum altitude of 4,200 meters at the viewpoint of the Mardi Himal High Camp. The major highlights of the Mardi Himal Trek include lush green forests, colorful valleys, cultural exposition and glacial rivers flowing right from the mountains with the views of marvelous snowcapped Himalayan peaks such as Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Hiunchuli, etc.

Outline for Mardi Himal Trek

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
  • Day 02: Drive to Pokhara (820M) explore lakeside in the evening (7-hour drive) O/N at 3 Star Hotel (A.B)
  • Day 03: Drive to Kande, trek to Forest Camp (2,540M) 6-7 Hrs, O/N at Tea House (A,B,L,D)
  • Day 04: Trek to Low Camp (3,035M)| 4 Hrs, O/N at Tea House (A,B,L,D)
  • Day 05: Trek to High Camp (3,590M)| 4 Hrs, O/N at Tea House (A,B,L,D)
  • Day 06: Hike to Upper View Point (4,200M), back to High Camp | 5Hrs, O/N at Tea House (A,B,L,D)
  • Day 07: Trek down to Phedi and drive to Pokhara. 6 Hrs (Trek) 1 Hrs (Drive), O/N at Hotel (A,B,L)
  • Day 08: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel (1,310M) | 7 Hrs (Drive) O/N at 3 Star Hotel (A. D)
  • Day 09: Departure from Kathmandu (B)

 

Detailed Mardi Himal Trek Itinerary 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 

  • Altitude: 1,300m/4,264ft
  • Highlights: Explore the vibrant city of Kathmandu
  • Accommodation: Kathmandu 3 Star Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

The Kathmandu city welcomes you with a gush of rich culture. Kathmandu is populated with vibrant markets, bustling busy streets and a bundle of colorful temples and grand pagodas. Representatives from My Everest Trip will receive you from the airport and transfer to your hotel. You will be briefed about the trek during the afternoon. You may also go shopping for necessary trekking gears.

 Day 02: Drive to Fly to Pokhara 

  • Altitude: 820m/2,690ft
  • Highlights: Breathtaking scenery of diverse landscapes both on flight and drive. Winding highway hills and lush green hills close up views on drive. Tranquil lake of Phewa and views of mountains afar at Pokhara.
  • Accommodation: Pokhara 3 Star Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Today, you will be heading for Pokhara. Pokhara may just be the gateway to most treks in the Annapurna region. You have two options to reach Pokhara; either by flight or drive. The drive is approximately 7 hours whereas the flight is about 30 mins. Nevertheless, both methods will give you amazing scenery of the dramatic landscapes. As you reach Pokhara, the busy streets and the warm lights provide for a wonderful atmosphere. You may choose to explore the city or relax beside the tranquil Phewa Lake enjoying the cool breeze.

 Day 03: Drive to Kande, trek to Forest Camp

  • Altitude: 2,540m/8,333ft
  • Highlights: Transition from a bustling city environment to a beautiful serene natural environment. Lush dense forests of oak, maple, and rhododendrons.
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Today you will be driving to Kande leaving the bustling environment of the city. Upon reaching Kande, you will begin trekking towards the forest camp. Forest camp is about 6 to 7 hours away from Kande. The trails are quiet and follow through dense forests of oak, maple, and rhododendrons. You will stay overnight at a tea house at the forest camp where you will be served with lunch, dinner, and breakfast.

Day 04: Trek to Low Camp 

  • Altitude: 3,305m/10,843ft
  • Highlights: Diverse vegetation of groves, and ferns. Mountain views of Machhapuchhre and neighboring peaks
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

From Forest Camp, the trail continues to ascend towards Low camp. Low Camp is situated approximately 4 hours away from forest camp. Following trails filled decorate with forests, you find lush vegetation of rhododendrons covers with moss groves and twisted ferns. Mount Machhapuchhre and several other snow-clad peaks are visible from the low camp.

Day 05: Trek to High Camp 

  • Altitude: 3,590m/11,778ft
  • Highlights: Views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli Himal, Machhapuchhre and many more peaks. Occasionally sighting of the Himalayan Monal.
  • Accommodation: Tea house
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Today you make your way to High Camp. Approximately after an hour of trekking, the trail breaks out above the tree line. From this altitude, you get good views of the snow-clad peaks afar. As the trail continues along the Mardi Himal ridge, keep an eye out for the colorful Himalayan Monal. Upon reaching High camp, you get marvelous views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli Himal, Machhapuchhre and many more peaks. You stay overnight at a tea house here and prepare for your hike to Viewpoint tomorrow.

Day 06: Hike to Upper View Point and back to High Camp 

  • Altitude: 4,200m/13,779ft
  • Highlights: Sunrise view over the mountains, sighting Himalayan Monal. Panoramic views of mountains such as Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, etc.
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

The day starts with an early sunrise viewing over the mountains. Soon after breakfast, you start your hike up the Mardi Himal. The well-established trail is not too challenging and contains occasional steep sections. En-route, you will meet Dzos and other domestics’ animals grazing in the pastures. You might also find some colorful Himalayan Monal sputtering around the fields. After approximately 4 hours of hiking, you will reach the upper viewpoint. The Upper viewpoint is located at an altitude of 4,200m/13,779ft; which also makes this the highest point of the trek. Upon reaching here, you get a wholesome view of the Annapurna Sanctuary. The Panoramic view of mountains such as the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli and many more is a phenomenal sight. After a heartfelt session of mountain viewing, you return to High camp and spend the night there.

 Day 07: Trek down to Phedi and drive to Pokhara.

  • Altitude: 1,925m/6,315ft
  • Highlights: Local villages to meet the culturally rich communities, lush green forests and landscape sceneries
  • Accommodation: Pokhara 3 star hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Today, you make your return to Pokhara via Phedi. Phedi is approximately 6 hours of trek from High camp. En-route, you go through several villages where you meet people from different communities. Most villages here are populated with people from Gurung and few Brahmin ethnicities. Upon reaching Phedi, you get on a vehicle and drive back to Pokhara. It is a short one hour drive that runs amidst nature giving you a few scintillating landscape sceneries.

Day 08: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu

  • Altitude: 1,310m/4297ft
  • Highlights: Breathtaking scenery of diverse landscapes both on flight and drive. Winding highway hills and lush green hills close up views on the drive
  • Accommodation: Kathmandu 3 star hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

You will be heading back to Kathmandu today. Again, you may travel either by flight or by road. Nevertheless, both trips provide amazing scenery. Upon arriving at Kathmandu, you may rest at your hotel or explore the city. You will spend the night at your hotel getting ready to go home tomorrow.

Day 09: Departure from Kathmandu

Today you finally leave for home. Our representatives will drive you to the airport. With wonderful memories of adventurous moments from your journey, you will board your flight. As the flight takes off, you will take one last look at the diverse landscapes below you and wave goodbyes to the Himalayas.

Conclusion

The best time to go for the Mardi Himal trek is during spring or autumn. Early spring occurs from April to May and autumn occurs from October to November. These seasons offer clear weather for spectacular views and a suitable trekking atmosphere.

My Everest Trip provides you the great opportunity to opt for the Mardi Himal Trek. Our services are always in favor of customer satisfaction. At My Everest Trip, we offer a 9 day Mardi Himal Trek journey for the cost of $650 per person.