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Mardi Himal Trek - 10 Days

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10 Days

Trip Facts

Group Size

1+

Trip Grade

Moderate

Accommodation

Lodges/Tea houses

Max Altitude

4259 m

Meals

all kinds of western food and local food.

Transportation

Flight/bus/Car.

Trip Highlights

  • Spectacular view of Annapurna region
  • Fresh and clean trek routes
  • Villages view and its pure culture
  • Fishtail mountain shining during sunrise and sunsets
  • Pokhara Phewa lake and its unique formations
  • Clean, Silence and well mention city and treks.

Mardi Himal Trek throughout the year has been attracting people by its beauty, no matter how slippery and harsh the trail is. This trek is a hidden gem that is situated on the east of another popular Annapurna Base Camp Trek. ABC trek is also a legendry trekking destination of Nepal. It is a high altitude trek that passes through remote traditional villages and gives you majestic views of several peaks in the Annapurna range. Since Mardi Himal base camp trekking is fairly new, one can see very few trekkers along the way. Mardi Himal base camp trek is popular on fewer people. Many numbers of trekkers do this trek with a tent for a Long time. The trek is on the east of the legendry trekking destinations of Nepal. Trek to Mardi base camp follows the beaten trail of Shepherds. The trek route was officially opened in 2012.

Mardi Himal base camp Trek is a good alternative to escape from the crowed trekking of Annapurna. The trek provides stunning views like Ghorepani poon hill trek and its possible on around the same trekking days. It is clean fresh as well as outstanding views of Annapurna ranges. Mardi Himal Trek is slowly getting popular not only because of its beauty but because this is one of the shortest treks with the less crowded and untouched serenity around in comparison to much other trekking. The unusual and interesting trail wanders through glacial valleys, mystical scenery, sparkling rivers, and lush green terraced fields. The trek starts from Pokhara and goes through Kande, Deurali, Low Camp, and High Camp and to Mardi Base camp.

Trip Cost by Group Size

Contact us for the best cost of the Mardi Himal base camp trek. We offer from Kathmandu as well as Pokhara. The cost of Kathmandu is more than Pokhara. We include Kathmandu hotel as well as the Pokhara hotel from Kathmandu. The trek from Pokhara only includes trek sections. Contact us for one of the Best Trekking in Nepal.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport (1400 m)
Day 02: Drive to Pokhara (827 m) 6-7 hours drive
Day 03: Drive to Phedi and trek to Deurali (2100 m) 30 minutes drive and 5 hours walk.
Day 04: Deurali to Forest camp (2520 m) 6-7 hours.
Day 05: Forest Camp to low camp (2970 m) 5-6 hours
Day 06: Low camp to high camp (3540 m) 3-4 hours
Day 07: High camp to Upper viewpoint (4250 m) and back to high camp -3 hours
Day 08: High camp to Shiding village (1700 m) 6-7 hours
Day 9: Drive to Pokhara by jeep and fly to Kathmandu.
Day 10: Final Departure:

Itinerary

01

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, we will pick you from the airport and transfer to the hotel in Thamel. In the evening we will take you to Magic Himalaya treks office where we will discuss and brief you about the trek. In the evening we will have a welcome dinner together. Accommodation and Dinner included.

02

Today after breakfast our guide will pick you from the hotel and transfer to the tourist bus station where you will drive to Pokhara city. We will spend our night in Pokhara city. Accommodation and breakfast included.

03

After breakfast car or private vehicles will transfer to Phedi where you will start your trek towards Deurali. Stay in Deurali village. Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner is included.

04

Today we will walk to the fresh and clean way towards forest camp. We can see lots of red Rhododendrons on the way. Because of fewer people and forests, it is quite until reaching the forest camp. We will walk around and stay there for the night. Accommodation, breakfast, lunch, and dinner is included.

05

We continue through the forest until reaching the low camp for our night to spend. We will see outstanding Himalayan ranges in low camp. Accommodation, breakfast, lunch, and dinner is included.

06

Today we walk upwards to high camp. The higher we go we can see the tree line thinner and thinner. There is also a possibility to see Danphe (Pleasant) on the way. High camp is the final destination of the day so we stay there watching the stunning view. Accommodation, breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided.

07

While going to the upper viewpoint we ascend, descend & some time on the steep and narrow trail. Our trail passes through pastures and we hike on the narrow ride of the trail to reach the upper viewpoint. We can see beautiful Mardi Himal (5587 m), Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna south (7219 m), Hiunchuli (6441 m), Baraha Shikhar (Mt Fang) (7647 m), Singachuli (6501 m) and fishtail (6993 m) and other many more. We will turn back to high camp for staying the night. Accommodation, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

08

Instead of following the same Mardi Himal trail we do something’s different from here. We will trek around 7 hours to reach Shiding Village. We will stay overnight in this village. Accommodation, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

09

Today after breakfast we drive to Pokhara city for flying to Kathmandu.

Accommodation, breakfast, lunch, and dinner is included.

10

Today is the last day of your trip to Nepal. Today you will fly home with some outstanding memories about your trek and think about your next adventure to Nepal.


What's included?

  • Airport picks up and drops in private vehicle
  • 3-star Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara on BB plan.
  • All meals breakfast lunch and dinner during Mardi Himal trek included.
  • All Ground transportation required.
  • Flight tickets from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • All government tax and Vat
  • A Medical kit box carried by a trek leader.
  • All necessary paper works such as Permits and TIMS
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag to us during the trek.
  • Company duffel bag to us.
  • Trekking map each person.
  • Staff cost including salary, insurance, food, transportation.
  • Porters service (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • An English speaking Mardi Himal trek guide.
  • welcome and farewell dinner from the company.

What's not included?

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage charge
  • International airfare
  • lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara (except Welcome and farewell dinner).
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Extra bills such as drinks laundry, bar bills, etc
  • Extra night in case required.
  • Tips for guide porter and driver

Departure dates

Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.

Start Date End Date Price Availability Booking

Private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with us via bellow contact us form.

Essential Information

Annapurna Region

Annapurna region is known for the best mountain views which hold several peaks with more than 8000m such as Ghorepani Poon Hill, Jomsom, Mardi Himal, etc. This region embraces Nepal's most iconic mountains, including Machhapuchhare and huge Annapurna itself, with excellent trekking infrastructure and easy access. Gurung, Magar and Thakali villages add a cultural highlight in this region.

You can get from three-day village treks to month-long treks of the high-altitude Annapurna Circuit and Sanctuary trails in this region. And if you want to beat the crowds then, Khopra and Mardi Himal are the best treks.


Other Trekking In Nepal

Mardi Himal trek highlight is the Mardi Himal trek pictures. There are other many trekking in Nepal which are the best know for the picturesque landscapes and view. Those are Ghorepani poon hill trek as well as Khopra ridge trek. Other popular treks here are Annapurna circuit as well as Annapurna base camp trek. Everest base camp trek as well as Everest base camp helicopter tour, are mostly done and searched tours.

Mardi Himal Trek route map help to do this trek easily. Don’t forget to take a map from our company. Remember for Mardi Himal trek cost for Nepalese. We Organize for local people too. See the trek view on youtube.


Why choose Magic Himalaya company for Mardi Himal trek?

Why go with Magic Himalaya treks for Mardi Himal Trekking may be a question for many people. The reasons that make people to trek with Magic Himalaya treks are as follows.

  • Magic Himalaya has professional and experienced guides who have done treks in many high altitudes passes. Few of our guides are experts in expeditions during the climbing time of the year. Although there are many trekking companies that you will easily find, we do not think you will find the best as Magic Himalaya who has a great team.
  • Magic Himalaya Treks works with local staff. We are the best service provider who makes sure all required documents, equipment for the guides, and the team and full insurance are provided. We as a company feel that all our team is equally important for the success of the company as same as to have successful trekking.
  • Magic Himalaya hires some great Sherpas every year. We treat all of them with respect and pay well for their best works. They like working with our teams and we like working with such professional people. Most of these people go climbing and expeditions. All hardworking and well knowledge teams make differences.
  • Our Itinerary for Mardi Himal trek is longer (10 days) in comparison to others presented on the market. The company knows how to make its clients acclimatize well which is the most important for a successful and enjoyable Journey. We don’t want to rush for any of our trekking itineraries.
  • Our company provides the best hotels with clean and sanitized rooms with mosquito repellent liquid for safety.

​Best Time to Travel Mardi Trekking area

Mardi Himal trek best season is all the year. January to May as well as October to December is better comparatively. Mardi Himal trek in July also possible but need to face the rain. Mardi Himal trek in November is what many people prefer. This trek gives you the unspoiled taste of Villages as well as cultures of this area. Mardi Himal trekking location is near Pokhara. The trek to Mardi Himal is easily accessible as well as suitable for all people. It is also possible for people who have less time as well as experience. It is also for people who want to experience trekking in the Annapurna region. We can see the closest Mountain View. This trek is suitable for little trekking experience peoples too. It is nice as well as suitable for people having great trekking experience as well as climbers.


​Why Confirm Trek with Magic Himalaya and How?

Magic Himalaya Treks is a government licensed trekking company in Nepal. You can see the proof on the legal document's sections just below the company. You can also find us on different government sites. We are also listed in TAAN and VITOF as a member. If you need any other legal documents then contact us. We are available 24*7 online on different social sites and emails. We accept the following terms and conditions for booking with us. You can book with us online by sending some deposit on Our account and let us know the deposit slip. After we receive the amount on our account we will send you confirmation emails of your Mardi Himal trek booking. We have these possibilities for bookings.

  • Booking must be done 48 hrs in advance
  • Free Cancellation
  • No Down payment
  • No Deposit
  • Accept Cash payment, Bank Transfer, Western Union Money Transfer, Money Gram, or a credit card.

For More info, you can check our Terms and conditions page.


​Immunizations Needed before Trekking

Here are some of the Immunizations that trekkers should have before doing Mardi Himal Trek. This will keep you stay from the diseases and sickness after you finished the trek and you can fly back with no problems.

  • Tetanus/Diphtheria: Like other people, you also have it already but check if you need a booster
  • Polio: Like other people, you also have it already but check if you need a booster
  • MMR: Like other people, you also have it already but check if you need a booster
  • Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B: Most of the people in Nepal already get vaccinated. It is recommended in Nepal so ask and Consult with your Physician.
  • Typhoid: It’s a good idea to be safe but only a few peoples use tablet Vivotif Berna.
  • Malaria: Malaria chemoprophylaxis is recommended to be safe
  • Dengue: No medicine for dengue so stay away from mosquitoes by staying in clean places.

​Insurance for Trekking Mardi Himal base camp of Nepal

Insurance is always an important thing to have while traveling to any place. Mardi Himal trek highest point the upper viewpoint which is on high elevations. So insurance is very important to carry. The best insurance policy will cover everything if there are any accidents or other altitude-related illness. We need the insurance that will cover for hiking up to an altitude of 6,000 meters. The insurance will not cover high elevations coverage so it is important to buy a proper insurance policy. The insurance which covers delays, accidents, and high altitude-related problems is the best one. While buying insurance we need to make clear about the thing which is covered and what not cover is. Don’t forget to add hiking up to 6000 meters as an additional activity. JS Insurance and world Nomads are the Insurance Company that provides Insurance for Mardi trek.

Insurance is highly recommended for solo travelers as well as group travelers.


Mardi Himal Trekking season Possibilities

March –April- May

This month of the year has excellent weather and taken as the best time to explore. The temperature is moderate which wonderful weather for Mardi Himal trekking. At this time we will get to see blooming colorful Rhododendrons and can smell nice around surroundings. Rhododendrons are the national flower of Nepal and it is found around 30 species in Nepal. The skies are blue and clear which provides a clear and detailed view of mountains around.

September-October-November

In early September we will just pass the Monson season but some drops of rain still possible. We can see a lot of newly blooming flowers along the trek. We will have opportunities to see nice landscapes, as well as few beautiful drinks of waters, falls while doing a trek. These activities and weather make this Mardi Himal trekking beautiful and successful.

December-January-February

This month is the cold time but generally has clear skies. Trekking Mardi Himal this time is a very beautiful time to discover this area. We will see only a few trekkers on the trail. The nights are colder in comparison to other months but the environment is fresh and beautiful. We recommend doing this trekking on these months too.

June-July-August

These months are known as Manson season in Nepal so Travel in Manson months is not good enough for hiking. There we can see lots of grassy landscapes and can get leeches in lower elevations. It is not the best idea to trek in months of Monsoon time. Still, many people do Mardi Himal trek on this months. We need to be careful while doing a trek because we have to walk on the ride and definitively slippery.


Yoga possibility in Mardi trek

Mardi Trek has a huge possibility for yoga. This beautiful Mardi Himal trek is a mixture of yoga, nature and majestic views of Himalayas. Each morning will be started with yoga and meditation with a breathtaking view of Himalayas, then we walk through a lush forest of rhododendron Schima, Wallichii and chestnut trees. While trekking, we will find a suitable place to practice yoga. Open grounds, a garden of a tea house and can easily found for yoga on this trek.


Mardi Himal Trek view point

An entire Annapurna range can be enjoyed from Mardi Himal trek points. As you get up close you will see Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre, Ganga Purna, Annapurna I, and Mardi Himal. Additionally, the trek provides an opportunity to explore the rural villages and rural communities that are yet untouched. The lifestyle of the local people and traditional customs are worth exploring. It is the best way to discover astounding sceneries.


Accommodation on Mardi Himal

Mardi Himal is a tea house trek. In this trek, you will also see very few homestays in villages like Siddhing. The tea houses and homestays are traditional and beautiful which provides the best possible services and facilities. The cost is between $2 to $6 per room for an overnight at a local tea house. The prices also change according to the season. In the month of April and October, accommodation is expensive in comparison to other months. The cost is negotiable. They may cost depends also on your needs and is negotiable.


Food on Mardi Himal

The Meal is provided three times a day during the trek on Tea houses which offer local food such as Dal Bhat, and Tarkari (vegetables) which costs between $2- $4. You may also get noodles, fried rice, dumplings, and some more local as well as continental food. But as you go higher up, the choices of food will be less but the prices will be high which costs between $3-$6. over all food on mardi himal trek is nice and with some varities.


FAQ

Answer: The cost of Mardi Himal Trek depends on the service that is provided. For example, some trekking companies offer star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara, as a result, the price range changes. Another factor that makes a difference in the price is the domestic flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara.

Answer: Mardi Himal trek is one of the easy and short treks in Nepal. There is no need for special training and physical preparations. Most people prepare on their own side by doing some workouts which help to do this easy trek easily. Regarding other equipment preparations, you can check on our required equipment on our page.

Answer: Yes, you can do Mardi Himal trek with children. But it depends on how a young child is. If a child is under five years, we recommend not to do or as an alternative, a porter is provided to carry a child in case he/she feels tired of walking. Magic Himalaya treks have organized many treks with children that are above five years to Mardi Himal and have been able to do it successfully with no issues and problems.

Answer: Yes, both facilities are available during Mardi Himal trek. You can have electricity in lower altitude areas and solar power in higher elevations. You can find 3G internet service on a phone in some places as well.

Answer: It depends on you. But, as Mardi Himal trek is a newly opened trekking destination, although the trek is safe, it might be confusing on some parts. So, it’s worth taking the local guide. A government licensed holder’s guide is provided if needed who will help you in making the trip memorable with his experience and knowledge about the place.

Answer: Anyone with a reasonable fitness level can do Mardi Himal trek. It is an easy to moderate level trek. No prior trekking experience is needed for this trek. Trekkers have to walk on rough, uneven, and rocky trails on a ridge. A person with reasonable fitness can lead to a safe and comfortable trek. If you are a beginner trekker, then you should at least start working out before doing this trek. You can train yourself by running, skipping and other exercises.

Answer: There is no age limit for Mardi Himal trek. Anyone can do it. The trekkers need to have good health and strong physical fitness. We have done Mardi Himal Trek with a child aged 10 and also with 70 years old man, and we were successful at it. This is an easy trek and with proper guidance from the company, it can be possible.

Answer: Yes, it is compulsory to have permits for Mardi Himal trek. These permits will cost you NPR 3000 per person. You can buy this permit at Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu. If you are going with the company, then the company will prepare for you. Another thing that’s needed is, TIMS (Trekker’s Information Management System) which costs the US $10. You need to have passport size pictures and passport with a valid visa date to get the permit.

Answer: Most of the country gets a visit visa/tourist visa on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport. Tourist visa with multiple entries for 15 days’ costs US $25. Similarly, the visa cost of 30 and 90 days for multiple entries costs US $40 and the US $100 respectively. The Nepali visa is also possible to obtain online.

Answer: Yes, there is a risk of getting altitude sickness above 3000 m elevations and you will be walking and sleeping many days above 3000 meters. But it also differs according to people since some people react in different ways on different elevations. Mardi Himal Trekking is above the elevation of 3000 m, so, you need to care about altitude sickness. It is highly suggested learning and knows about altitude sickness and their symptoms which you can learn in Kathmandu or online about it. Some symptoms that you can learn are:

  • Sleeping Difficulty
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Headache
  • Rapid Pulse
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Shortness in Breath.
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