Mardi Himal TrekkingMardi Himal Trekking

Mardi Himal Trekking

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  • DestinationNepal
  • Duration7 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max. Altitude4500 meters
  • Starts/EndsKande/Siddhing
  • Trip StyleTrekking
  • Group SizeMin. 1 Pax
  • Best SeasonAutumn, Spring and Winter
Highlights
  • Exotic views of Annapurna Massif, Mt. Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, Hiunchuli, and Mardi Himal.
  • Untouched trekking trails and the unique culture of local people.
  • Relatively easy trek for beginner hikers.
  • Experience the warm hospitality of the Gurung ethnic group.
  •  Hike to the Base Camp of Mardi Himal at 4500 meters elevation.
  • Walk through the off-beaten path and enjoy the tranquility of this classic trekking trail.

Trekking to Mardi Himal is a real adventure to the classic trekking trail of Nepal. Situated on the lap of gigantic Mt. Fishtail and Mardi Himal, the trek takes you through the lush green forests, Gurung village, and mountain views of course. The trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp is the hidden gem in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Only a few trekkers make it to the base of the Mardi Himal and enjoy the views of mountains, and landscapes. Mardi Himal Trekking is a relatively moderate-level trekking that requires sound physical fitness. 

The trek to Mardi begins with the 30-minute drive from Pokhara to Kande. Then, your trek begins with the first stop at Pittam Deurali. Pitam Deurali is a small village, mostly tea houses, which is also the trekking point of ABC trek. Leaving Deurali, the trail leads you through Low Camp, High Camp, and to Mardi Himal Base Camp. The highest point of this trek is Mardi Himal Base Camp at 4500 meters. Capture the staggering views of mountain vistas while spending quality time at the Base Camp. Some trekkers, just hike to the upper viewpoint of the Mardi Himal trek and return. 

Permit for Mardi Himal Trekking

Trekkers apart from Nepali citizens need to have permit cards to trek in the Mardi Himal trekking trail. The permit cards are available at the Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu or Pokhara. You need two permits for Mardi Himal Trekking. Classic Trek Nepal arranges your following permit card to trek to Mardi Himal.   

TIMS Card: Trekkers Information Management System is one of the permit cards you need to do all kinds of trekking in Nepal. It costs you 15 USD which is equivalent to NPR 2000.

Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit Card: ACAP is the entry permit to enter the Annapurna Conservation Area. The ACAP costs you around 25 USD which is equivalent to NRP 3000.

Note: To get the permit card we need your Passport size photos and your passport copies.

What to expect in Mardi Himal Trekking?

The Mardi Trek is a newly founded trekking trail in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It takes you to the heart of the Annapurna Himalayas. Trek to Mardi Himal offers scenic beauty of Mountain vistas like Mt. Annapurna, Mardi Himal, Mt. Fishtail, and Hiunchuli. Similarly, the trail to Mardi Himal Base Camp is easy to Moderate. The beginning part of the trek is quite easy but while walking to Mardi Base Camp, you can find some difficulty. The hospitality and the culture of the local people make this trek even more fascinating. They offer you warm greetings and teach you the local culture, offering you local meals, traditions, and lifestyle. Although the tea houses and lodges are basic, their hospitality is incomparable.

When to trek to Mardi Himal?

Autumn Season (September- late November) and Spring season (March- mid-May) are the best times to trekking in the Himalayas of Nepal. So, the best time to do Mardi Trek is either Autumn or Spring. Some trekkers choose to do this trek during the winter (December-February) as well. But there is always the risk of snowfall and cold during the winter. However, if you are planning to do a trek during June-July, the monsoon season, we don’t recommend it. During monsoon, the trails are muddy and full of leaches.

Tips for Mardi Himal Trek:

  • Requires Necessary Permits: Attain the necessary trekking permits before heading to Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek. Annapurna Conservation Area Project and Trekkers Information Management system are the two required trekking permit cards. Classis Trek Nepal will arrange the necessary permit cards and paperwork.
  • Stay hydrated: Make yourself hydrated and drink plenty of water during the whole trek to avoid altitude mountain sickness. Moreover, eat healthy and hygienic as well. Focus on eating veg items throughout the trek.
  • Always plan a good itinerary: Planning your itinerary which is suitable for you always plays a crucial role in your successful trek. We help you to make a tailor-made itinerary that suits your time and interest.
  • Hike at your own pace: Walking slowly by acclimatizing yourself is very crucial. It avoids from getting sickness or dizziness. If you feel the symptoms of sickness climb down to a lower altitude immediately.
  • Always trek with a guide: Classic Trek Nepal provides you with a licensed and professional guide who helps you to get knowledge about the whole trek. Even if trekkers get altitude sickness, our guides are trained to handle the situation and help the trekkers. And, in case of emergency guide helps you to manage the emergency rescue from a Helicopter.
  • Don’t overpack: Always remember, the Mardi Himal trek is 5 to 7 days of the trek. So, pack your gear wisely. Better to have warm jackets, sleeping bags, thermal layers, gloves, trekking poles, etc. You don’t need big trekking gear.
Itinerary

Upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, our representatives will be waiting for you at the airport to pick you up. He will transfer you to your hotel in a private Vehicle. In the evening, we introduce you to our guide and give a short briefing about the Mardi Himal Trek.

  • Max Altitude:1400 meter
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast

Get ready for the exciting drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara through the countryside highway. You will drive in a Tourist Bus enjoying the views of Rivers, waterfalls, and green hills. It takes around 7-8 hours to reach Pokhara.

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Time:7-8 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast

Your exciting trip to Mardi begins with a short drive of half an hour to Kande. From Kande, you start to walk towards Pittam Deurali via Australian Base Camp and Pothana. Australian Base Camp is one of the short hiking from Pokhara. Overnight stay at Pitam Deurali.

  • Max Altitude:2100 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:4-5 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Leaving Deurali, we also leave the trail of ABC Trek behind and move ahead to Forest Camp. Climbing uphill from Deurali, it takes around 4-5 hours to reach Forest Camp. We stop to have lunch at Forests camp and move ahead through the green forest to reach Low Camp. If you are trekking in Match-April the whole trail is covered by Rhododendron flower. And, if you are lucky, you will get a chance to see mountains while monkeys. Walking after an hour we arrive at Low Camp. Overnight stay at Low Camp.

  • Max Altitude:3600 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:6-7 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast,Lunch, Dinner

Today’s trek will take you to High Camp and might be a bit more difficult walk than the previous days. After walking for an hour, we reach Badal Danda, which offers astonishing views of Mt. Fishtail, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli. The trail goes along the forests and some dry sections of the trail after Bandal Danda. From Banda Danda, the route goes through the ridge up to the High Camp. Overnight stay at High Camp.

  • Max Altitude:3585 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:3-4 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today is the exciting and challenging part of the trek at the same time. Wake up early in the morning grab some light snacks like bars and coffee and start our trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp. The route is newly opened and well established through the steeper and dry section. Walking for 2 hours or so, you will reach Upper View Point at 4200 meters. Trekkers who start to feel tired and weak stop at the viewpoint and enjoy the panoramic views of the mountains. However, if you feel okay to continue then move ahead for an hour to reach the Mardi Himal Base Camp. After spending some time at Base Camp, we trek down to Bandal Danda which takes around 3-4 hours. Overnight stay at Badal Danda.

  • Max Altitude:4500 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea house
  • Time:7-8 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After having early breakfast, today we trek down to the Siddhing for 2 hours. The trail is almost throughout the forest climbing the steep trail. Upon reaching Siddhing, we take a private Jeep and drive for an hour to return to Pokhara.

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Time:3-4 hours
What's Included
  • Airport Pick up and Drop from Tribhuwan International Airport.
  • 2 night hotels in Kathmandu
  • Trekkers Information Management System Permit Card.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit Card.
  • 6 Days guide expenses.
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu Tourist Bus Tickets.
  • Pokhara-Kande and Siddhing-Pokhara Private Vehicle costs.
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) and Accommodation during the trek.
  • All government and local taxes
What's not Excluded
  • Personal Expenses like drinks and beverages.
  • Emergency rescue and evacuation.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Hotels in Pokhara ( we can arrange or recommend on request)
  • Tips for Guide and porter.
  • Porter ( USD 20 per day If you need we can arrange it.)
FAQs
  • The trek typically around 5-6 days to complete, depending on the pace and itinerary chosen.

  • The best time to do the Mardi Himal Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons.

  • Mardi Himal Trek falls within the Annapurna Region. So you need to obtain two permits, Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) cards are required and can be obtained in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

  • Mardi Himal Trek is moderately challenging and suitable for both beginners and experienced trekkers.

  • The highest point of the Mardi Himal Trek is the Mardi Himal Base Camp at an altitude of approximately 4500 meters (14,764 feet).

  • Carry Nepalese currency as much as you can. There are no ATMS or other swiping machines in the mountains.

  • While trekking along the Mardi Himal trail, you will encounter mobile network coverage and intermittent internet connectivity in certain sections. However, at higher elevations, the connection may be slow and less reliable.

  • Yes, it is possible to combine the Mardi Himal Trek with other treks in the Annapurna region, such as the Annapurna Base Camp Trek or the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek.

Clients Reviews
  • Best Time with Mountain Eco Trails in Mardi Himal

    When I visited Kathmandu I stayed at Karma Hotel and they recommended Classic Trek Nepal (Mountain Eco Trails). They have been amazing, especially as a solo traveler, they discussed the itinerary with me, and told me what to expect in terms of the weather too, extremely straight forward and everything went according to plan! I have seen breathtaking views and they offered to take so many pictures too. Very helpful too! Recommend them! Enjoy your trip with them!

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    LilianaUnited Kingdom,July 2023
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