Mardi Himal TrekMardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek

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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

Attractions of Mardi Himal Trek:

  • Exotic views of Annapurna Massif, Mt. Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, Hiunchuli, and Mardi Himal.
  • Untouched trekking trails and unique culture of local people.
  • Relatively easy trek for the 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.

Mardi Himal Trek at a glance

Trekking to Mardi Himal is 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 Annapurna region of Nepal. Only few trekkers make it to the base of the Mardi Himal and enjoy the views of mountains, and landscapes. Mardi Himal Trek is relatively moderate level trekking which requires sound physical fitness. 

The trek to Mardi, begins with the 30 minutes’ drive from Pokhara to Kande. Then, your trek begins with the first stop at Pittam Deurali. Pitam Deurali is a small villages, mostly are tea houses, which is also the trekking point of ABC trek. Leaving Deurali, the trail leads you through Low camp, High Camp and all the way 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, they just hike to upper view point of the Mardi Himal trek and return back. 

Permit for Mardi Himal Trek

Trekkers apart from Nepali citizens need to have permit cards to trek in the Mardi Himal trekking trail. The permit cards are available at 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 one of the permit cards you need to do all kind 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 Trek?

The Mardi Trek is newly founded trekking trail in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It takes you to the heart of 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 makes this trek even more fascinating. They offer you warm greetings and teach you the local culture, offers 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 time to do trekking in the Himalayas of Nepal. So, the best time to do Mardi Trek is either Autumn and Spring. Some trekkers choose to do this trek during the winter (December-February) as well. But there is always risk of snowfall and freezing cold during the winter. However, if you are planning to do 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 card. Classis Trek Nepal will arrange you the necessary permit cards and paper work.
  • Stay hydrated: Makes 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 crucial role for your successful trek. We help you to make tailor made itinerary that suits your time and interest.
  • Hike at your own pace: Walking slowly by acclimatizing yourself is a very big crucial. It avoids from getting sickness or dizziness. If you feel the symptoms of sickness climb down to lower altitude immediately.
  • Always trek with a guide: Classic Trek Nepal provides you licensed and professional guide who helps you to get the knowledge about the whole trek. Even if trekkers get altitude sickness, our guide are trained to handle the situation and help the trekkers. And, incase of emergency guide helps you to manage the emergency rescue from Helicopter.
  • Don’t overpack: Always remember, Mardi Himal trek is 5 to 7 days of 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.

Upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, our representatives will be waiting you at airport to pick you up. He will transfer you to your hotel in private Vehicle. In the evening, we introduce you with our guide and give 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 countryside highway. You will drive in 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 short drive of half and 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 take lunch at Forests camp and move ahead through 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 mountain 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 difficult walk than the previous days. After walking for an hour, we reach Badal Danda, which offer astonishing views of Mt. Fishtail, Annapurna South and Hiunchuli. The trail goes along the forests and some dry section 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 the challenging part of the trek at the same time. Wake up early in the morning and 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 the Upper View point at 4200 meters. Trekkers who starts to feel tired and weak stop at the view point and enjoy the panoramic views of 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 back 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 18 per day If you need we can arrange it.)
  • 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 Classic Trek Nepal in Mardi Himal

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

    LilianaUnited Kingdom,July 2023
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