Mardi Himal Trek
Mardi Himal Trek Facts
- Trip Duration: 9 days
- Walking duration: 5 days
- Lowest altitude: Pokhara (800m)
- Highest altitude: Mardi Base Camp height of 4500 meters
- Starting/ Ending Point: Pokhara
- Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
- Permit: ACAP and TIMS card
- Accommodation: Tea house (local guest house)
- Mardi Himal Trek cost range: $650
- Group size: 1 to 30
- Walking hours: 6-7 hours/ per day
- Mardi Himal trek distance: 64 km
Mardi Himal Trek Highlights
- Exciting Panorama of dozens of mountain peaks, including Mardi Himal Peak, Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri, which is among the world’s tallest mountain vistas
- Sunrise before the mountains at the Mardi Upper Viewpoint.
- It begins with exciting sightseeing around Kathmandu and a scenic drive to Pokhara.
- Pokhara visit, including boating in Phewa Lake and dinner at the lakeside
- Encounter many waterfalls and rivers that are hidden within the sub-tropical forest of the Mardi Himal Trek map
- Witness the rich bio-diversity of the Annapurna Conservation area while spotting the rear flora and fauna
- Comfortable stay and great food in the newly built tea houses along the trail
- Avoid the crowd of Annapurna Base Camp Trek in the peak season and enjoy the solitude of nature all by yourself.
Mardi Himal Trek is a new but emerging trekking route in the Annapurna region that offers a real taste of adventure hiking with a taste of local culture at the best time for the Mardi Himal trek.
Are you seeking an exciting yet easy and shorter trek in Annapurna? Then, this mardi himal short trek is the perfect trekking route for you. Mardi Himal trek in Nepal an emerging destination in the Annapurna region of Nepal, gaining popularity among trekkers seeking shorter and easier treks. Mardi Himal (5587m) is situated just east of the Annapurna Base Camp and is known as the hidden treasure of the Annapurna Region – the ‘Unseen Jewel’ –making it perfect for those who want to avoid the crowds and experience trekking on the beaten off the path. If you seek a budget adventure, Mardi Himal Base Camp awaits you.
This moderately arduous 5-day Mardi Himal trek is an adventure that covers impressive landscapes, dense forests, and stunning snow-capped peaks. Known as the Mardi Himal Base Camp trek, this hike passes through the heavily forested area and wilderness of the mountains. Starting at Kande, the landscape of the Mardi Himal Trek Map changes into the high Rocky Mountains as you pass through the forests filled with rhododendrons, pines, juniper, bamboo, and oaks. The forest is all green and fresh until Low Camp. Beyond that, as you approach the high camp, you can see the alpine grassland being dominant. From high camp, we climb to the Mardi Viewpoint and then to the Mardi Base Camp before walking down to Phedi.
Trek to Mardi Himal to witness the stunning views of some of the most famous mountains and mountain ranges in the world, such as the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri (8167m), Manaslu mountain range, Mount Machhapuchhre (6988m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6441m) and of course, Mardi Himal Peak (5587m) will accompany you. This Mardi Himal trail lets travelers experience Nepal’s unique traditions and culture. We come across several villages like Siding, Lwang, Ghale land, terraced farms, and sacred rivers.
My Everest Trip ensures you stay safe and comfortable while trekking in Nepal – with our highly experienced Mardi Himal trek Nepal guides always available to help. Or, if you want to know more about what it’s like to take this trip, you can check out our Mardi Himal trek blog below.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
- Altitude: 1400m
MyEveryTrip Mardi Himal Trek starts as soon as you land at the airport in Kathmandu. You will find our driver waiting with a car right outside the airport gate so you can quickly drive to your hotel in Thamel. We have an explanatory session for Mardi Trek in the evening and a welcome dinner planned for our guests. Before that, you can engage yourself in personal activities. If we have enough time you can also go sightseeing around Kathmandu. Our guide will help you with the remaining shopping and prepare your bags for Mardi Himal Trekking.
Day 2: Drive to Pokhara
- Altitude: 800m
- Duration: 8 hours/25 mins
Pokhara, a beautiful city of lakes west of Kathmandu at about 200 km away, is the starting point of our Mardi Himal Trekking. We drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara in a tourist bus or fly from Kathmandu Airport to Pokhara airport. Driving along the Trishuli highway with the site of the lush green forest takes about 8 hours. Or, you can choose to fly directly into Pokhara. This is about 25 minutes of a flight accompanied by the views of the Mountains.
If we reach Pokhara early, we shall stop around Phewa for boating. We can also join the evening prayer (Arati) in Phewa and then enjoy the charm of the Lakeside and get lost in the nightlife of Pokhara.
Day 3: Drive to Kande and trek to Forest Camp
- Altitude: 4500 meters
- Duration: 7 hours walk
After breakfast on the bank of Phewa Lake, we hop in a private car that drives us from Pokhara to Kande via Hemja Kande, a small settlement of 10 to 15 houses, where we start the Mardi Himal Trek on foot. From Kande, we walk on a path leading us to the Australian base camp. After this challenging part, we stop for an exciting lunch at the Australian base camp or Deurali. From Deurali, the trail is rather relaxing as we walk through the thick forest. They are a few uphill and downhill walks before we reach forest camp for the night. Forest camp has about ten tea houses where we can get good food and comfortable sleep.
Day 4: Trek to Low Camp
- Altitude: 2540 m
- Duration: 3 to 4 hours
After the long walk to the forest camp, the 4th day of the Mardi Himal Base Camp trek is rather relaxing and fun. We enjoy a leisure-ish breakfast at forest camp and then start walking. After half an hour, we stop at a viewpoint for the mountain Panorama. The Mardi Himal trail is not marked well as we walk upwards in the forest. So, make sure that you listen to your guide. Carefully. We reach Low Camp at about 1 pm. Although many trekkers prefer to head towards Low Camp on the same day, we let our acclimatize. MyEverestTrip Mardi Himal Trek Itinerary is quite relaxing.
Day 5: Trek to High Camp
- Altitude: 3580 m
- Duration: 4 hours
Since the walking duration from Low Camp to High Camp of Mardi Himal Peak is only about 4 to 5 hours, we start the walk quite late in the morning. After breakfast at low Camp, we start walking uphill. The forest has now changed into landscapes with small glasses all around. We climb beyond the middle Camp on a newly made stone path and see the fantastic mountain views. From 2 to 3 pm, we find ourselves resting in one of the most beautiful hotels available at High Camp. Incredibly, locals have built such a comfortable hotel even in the rough landscape of mountains at high Camp.
Day 6: Trek to Mardi Base Camp/ viewpoint and back
- Altitude: 3580 m
- Duration: 5 hours
Today is the most challenging day of your Mardi Himal Base Camp trek. We wake up around 3:30 or 4:00 am to climb to the Mardi upper viewpoint before Sunrise. If you manage to climb the tough hill from High Camp to the Mardi viewpoint with the help of a flashlight, you will be at the perspective before Sunrise. The views of entire mountain vistas turning Golden in the morning are the most fantastic sight of Annapurna, Fishtail, and Mardi during the trek.
From the upper viewpoint, we can either walk to the Base Camp or return to the High Camp. Walk to base camp is about 3 hours from the perspective, and the views of the mountains are not that clear, so many trekkers prefer to skip it. However, we suggest you climb to the base camp and return to the high command in the daytime. You might want to carry some food in your handbag as there are no restaurants beyond high Camp. As you return to the high Camp, we have our lunch and the rest of our snacks. We will start to produce only tomorrow.
Day 7: Trek to Phedi and Drive to Pokhara
- Altitude: 800 meters
- Duration: 5 hours walk and 2-hour drive
Keep your knees strong, as you have a long walking day today. We walk from high Camp to low Camp and then walk towards Phedi. The Mardi Himal trail to Phedi is quite steep, and you must be careful about falling rocks. After 4 to 5 hours of walking, we finally crossed Modi Khola and reached Phedi. At Phedi, a private Jeep will be waiting for us. The Jeep shall drive us to Pokhara in less than two hours. Plus, you will enjoy the vibrant streets of Lakeside once again in the evening.
Day 8: Drive to Kathmandu
- Duration: 8 hours ride
As the journey ends, we plan to drive back to Kathmandu for the 8th day of the Mardi Base Camp trek. After breakfast at our hotel in Pokhara, we hop into the tourist bus along the Prithvi highway. Witnessing the excellent Trishuli River and the lush soft tropical forest, we reach Pokhara to Kathmandu by evening. Even then, you shall have time for shopping and roaming around Thamel. We shall all gather for short interaction and a farewell dinner in the evening.
Day 9: Departure
Today, you fly back to your respective country; it’s your final morning in Nepal. Please inform us about your flight schedule so we can send you a car to the airport. We wish you a safe journey home and will probably meet again.
Accommodation in Mardi Base Camp
In the trek: Mardi Himal Trek is a famous tea house trekking in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Don’t know what a tea house is? It’s a small guest house owned by the locals where you can get a comfortable bed a good food. The tea houses in the Mardi base camp trek route have been recently built. So, they have facilities like a hot shower, a shareable bathroom with a western seat, and a centrally heated dining room.
The rooms are also large enough for 2 to 3 single beds. You will get a clean mattress, pillow, and blankets. If you are lucky, the rooms shall have a mirror as well. The newly built tea houses in High camps are also very comfortable. Make sure you look for a couple of options before booking your stay. It’s essential to book your room well in advance. Especially in the peak season, spring and autumn, the rooms are quickly filled, and you might miss the best ones. Or, just let your guide for the Mardi Base camp trek do the bookings as you stay back and relax.
Best time for Mardi Base Camp Trek
Trekkers claim spring and autumn to be the best time for the Mardi Himal trek. Along with unleashing the true beauty of mountains, it’s also when the flora’s color and fauna’s activities take your heart away. The picturesque foreground of sub-tropical Rhododendron and Pine forest filled with spectacular mountain vistas in the backdrop makes a perfect setting. The mornings are warm enough to stroll around, and the days are cool enough for the hike. You can walk freely carrying a bag load, and the entire path of Treks in Nepal is vibrant. That’s perfect.
Summer trek in Mardi is not so popular. That’s because people are yet to acknowledge the beauty of the after-rain view. The newly born grasses, cleaner environment, and great after-rain views are the perks of the summer trek. However, you must avoid the evening walk and aim to reach the destination quickly. With raincoats, bag covers, and rain boots, summer treks to Mardi Base camp are easily achievable with the right gear. You will need significantly less packaging, and the walk gets easier. Similarly, the clear views of winter with the thick layer of snow are second to none. All the regions above 3000 to 3500m are covered in snow, and you will be surrounded by paradise. All you need is some extra pair of clothes and good guidance from the expert in the MyEverestTrip team. These being the off-season for trekking in Nepal, the trails are quiet and peaceful. The tea houses are mostly empty; you can enjoy the utmost attention and maybe some discount. Good luck…
MyEverestTrip is a Nepalese Travel and Trekking Agency based in Kathmandu. We have been operating in different trekking regions for more than a decade, traveling with hundreds of trekkers and travelers all around the world.
With the pure intention to bring trekkers to Nepal’s safety and comfort, we have an entire team of travel planer, guides, and porters. We also have connections to hotels and restaurant lines all over Nepal for ensuring that our trekkers get the best possible facilities.
So, here is the reason why you should travel with MyEverestTrip.
Customize your itinerary:
We have designed a well-planned Itinerary for all travel destinations around Nepal. However, this Itinerary is customizable as per the need and requests of our trekkers. Just let us know when and how long you are staying so that we can arrange the rest.
Our Expert guide:
Although all travel agency claims to have a good guide, many of them are not informed about the place you are traveling to. However, MyEverestTrip has its own licensed guide in Nepal. They have been working in this field for over three decades, collecting all the information about the place/ culture, and learning to keep the travelers safe. Also, our guide is good at the English language. Upon special request, we can even hire a guide who can speak Chinese and other European languages for trekking in Nepal.
Fair and reasonable Cost:
MyEverestTrip has been known for its very economic trek packages in Nepal. You can compare the price we offer with any other travel agency in Nepal and only book with us if you are satisfied with our cost. We try to include all needed expenses during the tour so that you will not be overwhelmed with hidden expenses after the packages are booked.
Your safety is our priority:
Obviously, the safety of our trekkers and our team is the utmost priority of MyEverestTrip. Our guide and porters who shall accompany you for the trip will have insurance of their own. We also encourage Travel insurance for our trekkers. Our treks and trip have been so designed that you only walk an appropriate distance. In any case of emergency, you will always have our back.
Responsible and Eco-Friendly
MyEverestTrip operates with the belief in responsible tourism. This includes
- We are transparent about the services covered on the trip. There shall be no hidden cost (informed in advance if there’s any)
- We cover all the places that have been promised before the trek (the trend of skipping places once you book the package has to be discouraged).
- All our guides and porter are above 18yrs. We highly discourage child labor in the tourism industry
- We do not leave any wastage behind on the trekking routes. We either dispose of the waste appropriately or carry them back with us and send it to the municipality
- We do not engage in any activities that affect the people in the trek places of Nepal we stay.
How Difficult is Mardi Himal Trek?
MyEverestTrip neatly designed Mardi base camp trek package is nine days long. However, the Mardi Himal trek duration is only five days long. The trail from Kande is about 64 km. Covering this duration in 6 days is no big deal. You will walk for 4 to 5 hours daily and reach the tea house before evening. Trekking from the high camp to the base camp is the hardest part of the journey. The rest of the Mardi Himal trek route is among the easiest treks in Nepal.
What are the Permits for Mardi Himal Trek?
You need two kinds of permits for the Mardi Himal trek. The first is ACAP, an entry card to the Annapurna Conversation Area. This $30 permit (Rs 200 for SAARC country) can be issued from Kathmandu/ Pokhara or even at the entry point while you are traveling. The money goes for the management of the conversation area itself. The following permit is called a TIMS card and costs $20 for solo trekkers and $10 for group trekkers. This Mardi Himal Permit permit is issued by the government and helps to trace your movement within the country.
Is there Internet Service in Mardi Base Camp Trek
Internet in the Mardi Himal trek is available but relatively slow. There’s no issue with free Wi-Fi in Deurali. The Wi-Fi costs a few dollars ($1 to $3) in low and high-Mardi base camps. But the internet is volatile and slow. It might just be helpful to send some texts. But you cannot stream or upload high-quality videos with such a connection. Back to Siding, you might find free Wi-Fi with a not-so-good link.
In Kathmandu and Pokhara, there will be internet with good speed. The hotels provide internet for free, and you can easily do your work.
You might still have a million questions in your head. If so, you can mail MyEverestTrip for any queries. If you want us to book your Mardi Himal Trip, we will be more than delighted to do that for you.
Let us know how we can be of help.
- Light and expedition weight thermal tops
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- Fleece jacket or pullover
- Sleeping bag rated to 0 degrees (3/4 season)
- Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
- Head lamp (eg Petzl) spare bulbs & batteries
- Lightweight thermal gloves
- Small padlock to lock trek bag
- Underwear (4)
- Basic First Aid Kit (see First Aid Medicine below)
- Waterproof shell jacket (preferably breathable fabric)
- Plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
- Shorts (2)
- Daypack (35-40 litres/2500-3000 cubic inches)
- Lightweight cotton long trousers/pants
- Camping mattress, eg thermarest pad
- Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
- Water bottles (2)
- Sun hat or scarf
- Warm fleece hat or light balaclava
- Small wash towel
- T-shirts (2)
- Footwear appropriate to the trip
- Thin, lightweight (inner socks) (4)
- Waterproof shell trousers/pants (preferably breathable fabric)
- Airport/hotel pick up and drop off by private car.
- At least two nights 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara Bed and Breakfast plan
- Meals on the entire board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the whole trekking
- Trekking map
- An experienced Government license holder guide
- Trekking porter/Sherpa who will carry your bags during the trekking
- Insurance, salary, equipment, transportation, local tax for guide and porter
- Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
- All necessary paper works and national park entry permits
- Travel and rescue arrangement
- TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System)
- All government taxes and tourist service charges
What's not included
- Meals in Kathmandu before and after trekking.
- Your travel insurance ( Rescue )
- Nepal entry visa fee.
- Tips for trekking staff and driver
- Drinks (hot, cold, and alcoholic)
- Personal shopping and laundry etc
- Personal trekking equipment
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These reviews are from the travellers who have travelled with us previously.
Vi er en aktiv familie med to sønner på 11 og 13 år. Vi har altid rejst meget og vil gerne have fuld fart på vores ferier. Jeg havde egentlig aldrig tænkt på Nepal som et land hvor man rejste hen med børn, men da et ungt familiemedlem kom hjem og fortalte om sine oplevelser i landet blev vi alligevel nysgerrige og begyndte at undersøge hvad man egentlig kunne gøre sammen med børn i Nepal. Vi fandt My Everest Trips hjemmeside og indså hurtigt at der var masser af aktiviteter der var velegnede for børn på vores alder.
Efter et par mails frem og tilbage med manageren fandt vi frem til et fint lille trek som knægtene sagtens ville kunne klare, nemlig Mardi Himal.
Mardi Himal trekket var et rigtigt godt valg, man får udfoldet sig fysisk, men det er ikke hårdere end at man også kan hygge sig mens man vandrer. Både vores guide og vores portere var utroligt opmærksomme på vores sønner, lavede sjov og spillede kort med dem. Det var virkelig dejligt at se den gensidige glæde der udspillede sig mellem dem, på trods af sprog og kultur forskelle og det havde en utrolig afsmittende effekt på os som forældre at vi bare kunne nyde turen i ro og mag.
Trekket bare var en del af vores ferie i Nepal og vi besøgte også Chitwan nationalpark, Pokhara og selvfølgelig Kathmandu med alle dertilhørende seværdigheder, men der hersker ingen tvivl om at Mardi Himal var turens højdepunkt.
Nepal er et rigtigt dejligt land at rejse i med børn. Vi mødte så meget velvilje og godhed over alt.
Vores tur var sammensat af My Everest Trip i samarbejde med os, så vi fik set et bredt spekter af dette vidunderlige land. Det hele var så fint tilrettelagt og planlagt på forhånd at vi ikke skulle bekymre os om noget som helst.
Jeg kan varmt anbefale at tage børnene med til Nepal og jeg kan i dén grad anbefale My Everest Trip.
Great service with My Everest Trip
Good itinerary, skilled staff, reasonable price, and excellent service provided by My Everest Trip and the manager Puru added so much to this Trek.
The safety and well-being of the clients are a top priority. During the whole Trek, our guide and porters showed respect and kindness.
The daily walks between 4 and 6 hours leave you time to admire the gorgeous surroundings. The Mardi Himal trek sure is excellent, and since we did this Trek in the spring, the blooming rhododendrons were at their peak. Being in the Himalayas region is always a pleasure, and being with good people makes it more joyful.
I appreciate everything My Everest Trip did to make this a great trip, and I highly recommend this company.
First trek in my Life
Puru recommended this trek to me as I was a first-time trekker and didn’t want to do the long and arduous trek. This was a perfect choice, and Puru arranged everything so I did not have to worry about anything. He provided me with a lovely guide who always had my well-being in mind.
The Mardi Himal is a beautiful trek with gorgeous views and lovely walking trails. My guide was very helpful in taking pictures with my camera and pointed out the good spots for photos. He did this trek many times but did not scatter over it but told me many stories. When we returned to Pokhara after the tour, I wanted an extra day in Pokhara to relax and explore the surroundings. This was no problem, I just contacted Puru, and he made the arrangements quickly.
I will recommend the Mardi Himal trek, but most of all, I will recommend My Everest Trip as they provide top service, makes you feel good taking care of, and all the staff I met were excellent and kind people. I would love to do another trek with you guys again.
Thank you so much.
We Offer Group Discount
|No. of Persons||Price per Person|
|3 - 5||US$ 580|
|5 -12||US$ 549|
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FAQs for Trekking in Nepal
If you’re planning to go trekking in Nepal, here are some frequently asked questions to help you prepare for your adventure.
When is the best time to go trekking in Nepal?
The best time to go trekking in Nepal is between September to November and March to May, when the weather is clear, and the sky is blue. The monsoon season from June to August is the least ideal time due to heavy rainfall and the possibility of landslides.
Is trekking in Nepal difficult?
The level of difficulty varies depending on which trek you choose, but trekking in Nepal can be physically demanding and mentally challenging. It’s essential to do proper training and select a route that matches your skill level. Trekking at higher altitudes may lead to altitude sickness, so it’s crucial to acclimatize properly and take precautions.
How safe is trekking in Nepal?
Trekking in Nepal is a safe adventure if you take proper precautions and follow safety guidelines. Some treks are safe to do without a guide, but it’s recommended to have experienced guides, especially for high-altitude treks above 4,000 meters. Health hazards like altitude and weather changes can make trekking dangerous, but following safety procedures can minimize the risks.
Can I trek in Nepal without a guide?
It’s possible to trek in Nepal without a guide, but it’s recommended to hire a guide or porter, especially if you are a first-time trekker. The guide can help you navigate the trails, communicate with locals, and assist you with any emergencies that may arise during your trek. They provide valuable insights into local culture, customs, and even help carry your belongings.
Hopefully, these FAQs have provided some clarity and helped you plan your trekking adventure in Nepal with more confidence.
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