Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal trek is rising popular trekking trail in Annapurna.During the trek, you can see astonishing mountain view and awesome landscape. Trekkers who love to enjoy in touristic area, Trek to Mardi Himal the best choice.

Mardi Himal hiking offers the panoramic views of mountains such as Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Annapurna Fang, Annapurna I, Mardi Himal and Machhapuchhre.

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Overview

The trail takes you to a very close distance of Mount Machchapuchhre. During the hiking, you can taste local cultural experience, beautiful forests, hilly terrain, and panoramic views.

Mardi Himal Hike offers an eye-catching view of 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.

Most of the trail on this trek lies inside the Forest. We can do either Teahouse or camping. There are simple guesthouses and Homestays along the entire route. This trek provides cultural experience, delightful forests along with rocky mountain terrain, and panoramic views of the mountains, astonishing landscape, and a stunning waterfall.

For short trek in Annapurna, Mardi Himal is one of the best. Within 5 to 8 days time, you can do it from Kathmandu to Kathmandu.

If we compared other older trekking trail in Annapurna,Mardi Himal Hiking less crowded. The trail is awesome and the view from the Mardi Himal Base Camp Hike is absolutely outstanding.

Higlights

  • To see Marvelous Annapurna Himalayas.
  • Get amazing view of Landscapes,waterfall and Forests.
  • The excellent viewpoint for Mt. Fishtail.
  • Sunrise and Sunset viewpoints, diversity
  • Experienced Local Cultures,Nepali food and lifestyle of Mardi Areas.

Getting there and away

Our Trekkng Guide pick up you from your hotel and your team will drive Kathmandu Newbuspark to Phedi-Pokhara By Micro Bus. It takes approx 7 hours to get Phedi( trekking starting point.) And your trekking will be finished at Lumre,Kaski. From Lumre you can get Local Bus to reach Pokhara City.

Trek facts

Max Elevation3540m High Camp
Trip duration6 Days
Trekking DifficultyEasy to Moderate
Best Time/SeasonMarch, April and May and also October to Dec.
Lodge TypeTeahouse
PermitsTIMS and Permit

When is best time to do Mardi Trekking ?

Middle of September to November:The Autumn Season is peak season for trek in Nepal. There will be tourists traffic at this season.

December to February: The weather will be good but at that time because of cold difficult to trek in the Himalayas. It will also hazardous for trek due to snowfall.

March to May: This is the second best season for trekking in Nepal. Because weather will be perfect and at that time rhododendron will bloom on the forest of trekking area.

May - June:The valleys are starting to bloom with flowers though green leaves come up. It's still a good time to trek.

June to the mid of September: This is the time of the monsoon season in Nepal. During the monsoon season, it will risky for the trek due to landslies and floods.

6 Days Mardi Himal Trekking itinerary

DaysItineraryAltitude in meter Hour
Day 1Drive to Dhampus Phedi and Trek to Dhampus 1650m 9 Hour
Day 2Dhampus to Forest Camp2520m7 hour
Day 3Forest Camp to Badal Danda3150m 6 hr
Day 4Trek to High Camp 3540m3 hr
Day 5 Hike to Mardi Himal Base camp and trek to Low Camp3150m.8 hr
Day 6Trek to Lumre and Drive to Pokhara800m7-8 hr

How long does it take trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp ?

You can do Mardi Trek within 5 days to 10 days. If you have limited time like 6 days in Nepal then you can fly in and Fly out to Pokhara to Kathmandu. It can save your 2 days time. From Pokhara you can do Mardi Himal trek also 4 nights 5 days. But if you have more than weeks time then you can extend your trip.

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 less than week. We also provide tailor-made for this trek, so please contact us giving your detail and requirements. We can also offer you this trek itinerary 3 night 4 days from Pokhara to Pokhara.

Cost

The Mardi Himal Trek cost 498 USD per person for 6 days trekking Kathmandu to Pokhara. This is the chepest offer from Base Camp Hike Pvt Ltd. If you are in group, you'll get some discount for the Mardi Trekking

Cost Include:

  • Airport transposition by private vehicles.
  • 1 nights tourist standard Hotel in Kathmandu (BB plan)
  • 1 night Tourist standard Hotel in the Pokhara
  • 3 Meals on Trekking: (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner).
  • Seasonal Fruits
  • Sleeping Bag for trekking (If required)
  • Teahouse basis trekking accommodation on trekking duration.
  • Tourist bus transfer from Pokhara to Kathmandu for guest and guide.
  • Communicative English speaking license holder guide.
  • One porter for two guests who carry maximum 25 kilograms.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permits and TIMS permits.
  • Pokhara hotel to Phedi and Lumre to Pokhara hotel by Private vehicle.
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, and allowances of Nepali trekking staffs.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
  • Mardi Himal Map.
  • One Nepali simcard(Ncell) for local communication.
  • Trekking completion certificate from company.

Cost Exclude :

  • International Airfare and Airport taxes.
  • Visa fees.
  • Lunch and Dinner during staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Any kinds of charges like battery charges, laundry, phone calls, any drinks .
  • Hot shower during trekking
  • Trekking Equipment and clothing.
  • Travel insurance which is incased of emergency (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Donation and temple entrance fees.
  • Tips for the trekking staffs which is not compulsory but highly expected.
  • Any other things which are not specified above.
"Price is what you pay; value is what you get."

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Drive to Pokhara and trek to Dhampus

  • 1650m
  • 8 Hours drive
  • Guest House
  • Breakfast,Launch,Dinner
  • We will use Micro Bus to go Phedi-Pokhara. Trekking Guide will come to pick up at the hotel then you will go together buspark to catch Micro Bus. During the drive(KTM to Pokhara), you'll see beautiful rice field, landscape, Trisuli River and Also Marsyandi River. If the weather is clear, you will also see the Panoramic view of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Machhapuchhre and as well as Annapurna mountain range. On the to Phedi we will have breakfast and lunch.From Phedi we will start our trek and it takes 2 hours to reach Dhampus Phedi. We'll stay first night at Dhampus.

    mountain view from pokhara
    view from dhampus

    Day 02: Dhampus to Forest Camp.

  • 2520m
  • 7 hours
  • Guest House
  • Breakfast,Launch,Dinner
  • After having breakfast at Dhampus, we'll start our jorney to Forest Camp. Around 3 hours trek from Dhampus, we'll be in Deurali.After lunch at Deurali, our trail passes through the forest of Rhododendrons, Oak, Maple, and Hemlock. Stay overnight there at Forest Camp. There are four simple teahouses in Forest Camp.

    Day 03: Trek to Badal Danda

  • 3150m
  • 5 hour
  • Guest House
  • Breakfast,Launch,Dinner
  • From Forest Camp to Low Camp, trekking passing more jungle with a superb view of Annapurna South before getting into Low Camp. One and half hour walking from forest camp, you'll be at Badal Danda. There are 4 simple teahouses in Badal Danda. We can get WIFI at the teahouse of Badal Danda. Some minutes walking from Badal Danda, we leave the tree line areas. .

    view from badal danda
    view from high camp mardi

    Day 04: Trek to High Camp

  • 3540m
  • 4 hour
  • Guest House
  • Breakfast,Launch,Dinner
  • After Badal Danda, the trail breaks out above the tree line and towards the west. From there we can see a good view of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli. Sometimes we can also see the Daphne pheasant (national bird of Nepal) on our way to high camp. The teahouses at high camp are also simple but they have WIFI. View from the lodge is superb to Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail).

    Day 05: Hike to Mardi Himal Base camp and trek to Low Camp

  • 4250m
  • 6 hour
  • Guest House
  • Breakfast,Launch,Dinner
  • Today we'll wake up early morning to see the sunrise view at the mountains. We'll hike through narrow way before reaching the Upper Viewpoint. We can see Mardi Himal (5587m), Machapuchhre (6993m), Annapurna south (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Annapurna I (8091m), Baraha Shikhar (Annapurna Fang) (7647m), Tent Peak (5695m), Singhuchuli (6501m) and more others from Upper Viewpoint. After reaching Mardi Himal Base Camp, we'll trek back to High Camp.

    view from mardi base camp
    view from lumre

    Day 06: Trek to Lumre and drive to Pokhara

  • 5 hours walking and 2 hours driving
  • Guest House
  • Breakfast
  • Trail from Low Camp Camp to Siding is steep down. It takes approx 3 hours to reach Siding from Low Camp Hotel. Siding to Lumre is easy way which takes about 2 hours to reach Lumre. On the way to Lumre, we will see the beautiful waterfall and landscape. From Lumre we can use a private jeep or local bus according to our choice to go Pokhara. Overnight stay at Lakeside, Pokhara.

    Reviews

    Outstanding journey to Mardi Himal

    Name :tonyL4527DS From: London Reviewed Date : 6 May 2018

    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.


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    Name:Asish DasFrom :California Reviewed Date : December 22, 2016Excellent

    Extremely friendly and cooperative operator with very nice staff. fully customized package carefully designed with every customer requirement in mind. And very flexible in service without any extra cost. Best quality service at most economical price.

    Mardi Himal

    AhlynnnnnFrom: Germany Reviewed Date : September 28, 2017 Excellent 5 Star

    Thank you Base Camp Hike for your excellent service! We booked a Mardi Himal Hiking with them and everything was arranged with perfection. From the domestic flights to the pick ups and the most wonderful guides we had with us on our trek. Som, Rajesh and Vishnu were the the best companions we could ever asked for. Thanks again for the experience guys!