Are you searching to less crowded trekking in Annapurna region? Do you want to see amazing view of Annapurna from high elevation? If so , this trail is best for you. Here I am going to explain about Mardi Himal Trek, which is a short trek near from the Pokhara.
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This Trek lies in Annapurna trekking region from where you can see astonishing mountain view and landscape. Trekkers who like to enjoy at the quiet environment and less touristic area, Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek is the best choice.
Mardi Himal hiking offers the panoramic up-close view of mountains like Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Annapurna Fang, Annapurna I, Mardi Himal and Machhapuchhre. There are simple guesthouses and Homestays along the entire route.
The most of the trail at Mardi lies in Forest. We can do either Teahouse or camping trek in for this trek. This trek provides cultural experience, delightful forests along with rocky mountain terrain, and panoramic views of the mountains, astonishing landscape, and a stunning waterfall.
Stunning Mardi Himal Trek 5 to 8 days is best to explore newly open trekking trail at Annapurna Range. For short trek in Annapurna, Mardi Himal is best.
Mardi is not crowded compared to other popular treks in Nepal. The trail is awesome and the view from the base camp is absolutely outstanding.
The trail takes you to a very close distance of Mount Machchapuchhre. The Mardi Trek provide everything like a local cultural experience, beautiful forests, hilly terrain, and panoramic views similar to classic Nepali trek does.
Mardi Himal offers an eye-catching up-close view of mountains like Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Annapurna I, Annapurna Fang, Gangapurna, Hiunchuli, and Machhapuchhre. We can get to the top of the ridge in just a couple of days and complete the whole trek in a week’s time.
Here are some key facts of Mardi base camp trek.
|Max Elevation||3540m High Camp|
|Trekking Difficulty||Easy to Moderate|
|Best Time/Season||March to May and also October to Dec.|
|Permits||TIMS and Permit|
Except for Annapurna Circuit, most of Annapurna region treks starts and ends in Pokhara. Pokhara is second biggest city and naturally blessed place to relax after the big hikes in Annapurna. It is 200km to west from Kathmandu. The flights take Kathmandu to Pokhara also return route takes 25 minutes flights from the domestic plan and tourist bus takes 7 to 8 hours. Local micro bus leaves every hour from Kathmandu till 3 pm.
|Days||Itinerary||Altitude in ft||Hour|
|Day 1||Arrival day at Kathmandu||4265ft||Your own time|
|Day 2||Drive to Pokhara||2625 ft||8 Hour|
|Day 3||Drive to Phedi and trek to Deurali||6890 ft||5 hour|
|Day 4||Trek to Forest Camp||8268 ft.||4 Hour|
|Day 5||Trek to Badal Danda||10,335 feet||4 - 5 hr|
|Day 6||Trek to High Camp||11,614 feet.||4 hr|
|Day 7||Outing to Mardi Himal Base Camp||13,944 feet.||6 hr|
|Day 8||Trek to Siding Village||5577 feet.||7 hr|
|Day 9||Trek to Lumre and Drive to Pokhara||2625 ft||7-8 hr|
|Day 10||Drive back to Kathmandu||4265 ft.||7-8 hr|
|Day 11||Fly back to Your Home||Your own||NA|
For the printed map you can find on Thamel shop but for the Google Map is here.
Middle of September to November:This is Autumn Season which is peak season for trekking in Nepal.
December to February: The weather will be good but at that time because of cold its difficult to trek at high altitude. At that, it will also hazardous for trek due to snowfall. March to May: This is the second best season for trekking in Nepal because of weather and at that time rhododendron will bloom on the forest of trekking area.
May - June: This is Nepal's hot pre-monsoon season, and it can get very warm indeed. The valleys are starting to bloom with flowers though green leaves come up, still a good time to trek.
June to the middle of September: This is the time of the monsoon. In the monsoon, it will risky for the trek because of the monsoon. The risk of leeches ,landslides and more.
It takes 5 to 10 days from Kathmandu to Pokhara and 1 to 2 days transportation days. Our carefully designed 11 days itinerary is for relaxing and comfortable trekkers. Taking Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu flights and start the trek on the same day is ideas is suitable for the tourist who has holidays about a week. We also provide tailor-made for this trek, so please contact us giving your detail and requirements.I can also offer you this trek itinerary 8 days.
Sure, you can do Mardi Himal Trek Guide Hire. We have local expert guide for the MHT.
The total cost for Mardi Himal trek is 280 USD per person for 8 days trekking. It is the price after seasonal discount 25%. This is cheapest price that i mentioned here.It will be more if you want to get more service than i offer here and it will less if you want get less service for cheap package. Please contact me to get quick answer.This cost include and exlude things are as below .
For the comprehensive day by day plan for Mardi trek here is the detaild itinerary
In my opion Mardi Himal Trek is best for Fishtail view as well as another Annapurna mountain view including beautiful forest.
We had a great time with the trek team, who both looked after us well. Our guide Ram was very good at adjusting our schedule on the trek, to make the best use of the sometimes bad weather, and taking account of our abilities.
The tea houses were better than we expected and were generally well organized too. The hotels organized in Thamel, Pokhara, and Bhaktapur were all perfect for us. The trek up through the forest to the final mountain ridge was very enjoyable, and we did get some fine views of the rain, hail, and snow.
This was my first time in Nepal and taking a hike of this length. Our trek lasted 7 days went along the Annapurna panorama and Poonhill. The views were indescribable! At times it felt like you were looking at a poster or Macbook screensaver. Although parts were challenging, overall the experience was incredibly rewarding. Also a great workout! Everything was planned out so we could enjoy the journey. It gives you peace of mind knowing you have a professional guide, good food, and proper accommodations. Special thanks to Ammar and our guide Ram - He is incredibly helpful, knowledgeable and kind. He went above and beyond any expectations.
We were two friends who did the Annapurna Basecamp trek include Poonhill with guide Ram and porter Dipendra Jan/Feb 2018. It was very comfortable, familiar and professional with these guys. We had a great tour and a lot of fun. Everything individual to our personal needs and a lot of additional local information.Before and after the tour we stayed in Ammar's House in Kathmandu.Outstanding warm hospitality!100% Recommendation! Support this small local trekking company in Kathmandu. Thank you, Ammar, for this perfect trip.