Mardi Himal Trek


  • Mardi Himal Trek
  • Mardi Himal Base Camp
  • Trek in Mardi Himal
  • Mardi himal base camp
  • View on Mardi Himal Trek
  • Annapurna South view from Mardi Himal trek
  • Annapurna South view from Mardi Himal trek


The Mardi Himal Trek is a newly opened route and hidden gem in the Annapurna region. This trek is best destination to avoid the volume of trekkers. Mardi Himal trek offer impressive view of Annapurna south (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Gangapurna (7455m), Annapurna III(7555m), Machhapuchre (6997m) and Mardi himal(5587) .

The trek starts at Kande after a 1 hours driving from Pokhara. The trail is nice, initial slowly up, then a bit steeper to Australian Camp (2060m – About one hour), then after slightly downhill to Pothana (1950m) then up again to Deurali (2100m). There is a sign uphold in Deurali sign posted “Forest Camp” the trail is through jungle, at first up then undulating on the top of a ridge, there is a section just over half way where the trail descend steeply and then slowly gains height and then back onto the ridge and into Forest Camp (2550m). The trail is initially quite steep leaving Forest Camp but soon gets less steep as you again get upon the ridge. The trail leaves Low Camp (2970m) again in jungle, but the trees soon begins to get shorter and finally above tree line then after about one hours trekking broke out of the jungle and onto the open ridge with magnificent views of Machhapuchhre ahead and Annapurna South to left. It is possible to continue trekking along the ridge for another 4 hours to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500m) and return to High Camp in around 3 hours. This makes a long day but there is also a viewpoint, Super viewpoint and Upper viewpoint on the way, the stunning view can be from here. Then after, we trek down to Low Camp.  When we arrive to Low Camp, we head to left towards Sidhing, Ghalel villages. From Ghalel, we drive back to Pokhara.

Attraction of the trip

  • Kathmandu Durbar Square (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • Swayambhunath (Monkey) Temple (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • Nature Queen “Pokhara”
  • Rowing Boat on Fewa lake (Second biggest lake of Nepal)
  • Close view of snow capped mountains
  • Trekking routes offer an incredible variety of terrain and landscape

Reason to Book this trip

  • Sightseeing around UNESCO World heritage sites of Kathmandu valley
  • To know details of Nepali art and architecture, history, festival, culture about Hinduism and Buddhism
  • Stunning views of Himalayan range
  • Amazing Himalayan views in short days
  • Close view of Annapurna range
  • Within few days we touch Altitude

Checklist for Trip

Head:

  • Sun Hat
  • Fleece/Wool hat (to cover ears)
  • Sunglasses & reading glasses
  • Scarf to cover face (dust/wind)

Upper Body:

  • 3x T-shirts
  • 2x lightweight thermal tops
  • 2x Merino/Fleece long shelve tops
  • Waterproof shell jacket
  • Down vest/jacket*
  • Poncho rain cover

Lower Body:

  • Under garments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight walking pants
  • Fleece or tracksuit pants
  • Waterproof shell pants

Feet:

  • 3x thin cotton inner soaks
  • 3x thick warm wool hiking socks
  • Sunglasses & reading glasses
  • Walking sneakers
  • Scandals
  • Walking poles

Hands:

  • Lightweight fleece gloves or waterproof/wind fleece gloves

Sleeping:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping bag liner

Medical Kit:

  • See your Doctor for compete medical kit
  • Including Diamox

Accessories:

  • Headlamp & spare batteries
  • Dry packs
  • Water bottles x2
  • Watch with light & alarm
  • Day pack 33litre with waist strap
  • Money belt

Toiletries & Personal Hygiene:

  • 1x quick dry towel & face cloth
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Toothbrush & paste (biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose wipes (face & body)
  • Deodorant
  • Face & Body moisturizer
  • Nail clippers/file
  • Small comb/brush
  • Small mirror
  • Clothes washing soap (biodegradable)
  • Anti-Bacterial wipes (4x packs)
  • Hand sanitizer (small bottle)
  • Sun block face/body high UV protection
  • Lip block with UV protection
  • Feminine hygiene products

Extra Items:

  • Camera & extra batteries
  • Binoculars
  • Reading books
  • Journal & pen
  • Energy/protein bars (optional)
  • Walkman

Recommended Time to Travel

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Tour Duration: 12 night / 13 days

Kathmandu : 4 Night

Pokhara : 3 Night

Trekking : 6 Night

Day Over Night Activities

Day 01

Kathmandu

Arrive at Kathmandu International Airport.
Welcome to Himalayan country, Nepal. We display your name plate at airport for easy arrival. Our representative welcomes you and transfer to your hotel at Kathmandu. Refreshment drinks, briefing you about program details and check In. Overnight stay at the hotel. 

Day 02

Kathmandu

Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour

Today we go for Half day sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. You will be escorted by a professional guide and tour you Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath stupa. Kathmandu Durbar Square is popular for its ancient temple and monuments construction from 7th century to early 20thcentury. Focus attraction of this heritage site is “Kumari”, only living goddess in Hindu religion. Different structure of temples like Shikhara style, Pagoda style and Stupa style seems so unique. Swayambhunath Stupa is situated on top of hillock where everybody can see view of Kathmandu valley. Another name of this Stupa is Monkey temple because of real monkeys down here. (Note: Do not go so close to them and picture small babies of Monkey. Mama can angry with you. Be careful while walking too close to them). Afternoon Trek preparation. Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 03

Pokhara

Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara – 6 to 7 hours by tourist bus/ by Air

We come to pick up you from hotel and drive to Pokhara by Tourist bus. It is 6-7 hrs drive. You will enjoy scenic views of mountain, Trisuli and Marshyangdi river. Some places you can see rafting on these rivers. Check in at the Hotel. Rest a while and evening exploration around Lake side area. Overnight at the Hotel. 

Day 04

Trekking

Drive to Kande [1 hr], Start trek to Pitam Deurali (2100 m) [2.5 hours]

We will start our drive to Kande. From here we start our trek approaching Australian Camp first. It is up hill climbing approx 1 hr [2000m]. We check in permit at Pothana counter. The trail is enjoyable throughout the villages. We will have some views of villages in the horizon. Continuing further will take us to Pitam Deurali. Overnight stay (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 05

Trekking

Trek to Low Camp (2970 m) [7 hours]

Today we continue our trek to Low camp. The trail is mostly inside the green forests of oak, maple, hemlock and rhododendron. The section includes some ups and downs and takes about 3-4 hours to reach Forest Camp, a small village with few guest houses. It is comparatively difficult walk from Pitam Deurali to Forest camp. We take rest and have our lunch at forest camp. After lunch, we will have to walk inside the forest, as we reach higher the vegetation changes with more rhododendron trees. This is another pleasant day for us letting us walk in the peaceful route. The trail is steep at the beginning however changes to gradual climbing after awhile. We will have some random views of snowy Himalayan peaks. The view of Machhapuchhre peak is superb from Low Camp. Overnight stay (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 06

Trekking

Trek to High Camp (3540 m) [4 Hrs]

We have another pleasant walking here with stunning views of close Himalayas in front of us. As we climb higher the route also becomes open and spacious as there is no forest anymore. The trail continues through grasslands of high region with occasional rhododendron trees. Finally, we will arrive to High Camp to spend a night here (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 07

Trekking

Hike to Mardi Base Camp (4500m), back to High Camp [5 Hrs]

We start hiking up to the Mardi Base Camp for magnificent views of close Himalayan peaks. The trail heading to Mardi Base Camp is well marked through the grassland involves few steep sections. In overall this is moderate walk, not too easy and not too challenging as well. We will see close view of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Fishtail, Mardi and more (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner). 

Day 08

Trekking

Trek to Sidhing (1850 m) [6.5 Hrs]

We take a route to Sidhing. We will come to a junction that separates us between the trail heading to Low Camp and Sidhing on the left. Descending further will again bring us back inside the forest where the trail is so peaceful and quiet. Overnight stay (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 09

Pokhara

Trek to Lumre [3 Hrs]. Drive to Pokhara [2 Hrs]

We descend down to Lumre. The trail is pretty flat all the way to Lumre with small and short gradual ups and downs. In about 3 hrs walk from Sidhing we will reach Lumre from where we will catch our transportation that will take us to Pokhara (Breakfast, Lunch).

Day 10

Pokhara

Explore day around Pokhara Valley

Today we explore around Pokhara valley. We do sightseeing at Devi’s fall, Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, Tibetan refugee camp and more. If you like we will arrange you adventure activities like Paragliding, Ultra light flight, bungy jump, jeep flyer etc. afternoon free time. Overnight at hotel.

Day 11

Kathmandu

Drive or fly back to Kathmandu Fly

It is short and scenic flight where you can see, long range of Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh and Langtang range. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay at the Hotel. 

Day 12

Kathmandu

Free day for shopping around kathmadnu. Evening Farewell dinner

Today relaxing and free for shopping and exploration day at your once. Evening we pick you up from hotel for farewell dinner. We treat you at authentic Nepali restaurant with cultural dances. Overnight at hotel.

Day 13

Departure 

Final Departure to your Destination

Today is your final day in Nepal. Free till final departure. We pick up you from hotel for your final departure transfer. Not only departure our staff can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.



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What is included in the cost ? 

  • Airport Pick up & Drop by Car/Van/Bus Depends on Group size
  • Deluxe star Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu in BB Plan
  • Sight Seeing around Kathmandu Valley 
  • Expert English speaking guide for Sightseeing (any language)
  • Transportation all Needed as per itinerary
  • Government License holder Trekking Guide during the trek 
  • strong & funny Porters (It depends on group size)
  • 3 Meals a day with hot drinks on trek
  • Accommodation in Tea houses during the trek
  • All needed Trekking Permit and National Park fee
  • Food/Salary/Insurance/Trekking/Gears/Transport (all) for the Nepali Staff.
  • Group medical kit
  • Comprehensive Trekking Map
  • Farewell  Dinner at Typical Nepali Restaurant to Know the Nepali Culture

What is not included in the cost ?

  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara accept Farewell  dinner
  • Bottled water, alcoholic drinks & Cold Drinks
  • Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, etc.
  • Trekking clothes/gears/equipments.
  • Your travel Insurance and Nepal Visa
  • International flights and if in case rescue flight/helicopter charter
  • If In case extra days due to the weather/flight cancelation....
  • Additional Activities, Like as: Everest Flight, Paragliding, Jungle Safari, rafting and so on
  • Donation and distribution to the local community
  • Gratuities/Tip for the staffs


All inclusive per person price

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Trip Information
Trip Code HMTk204
Duration 13 days
Start from Kathmandnu
End at Kathmandnu
Max Altitude 4,500 m
Trip Category Culture Nature and Adventure
Difficulty Leve 6/10
 


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Mardi Himal Trek

Laura van Gessel
Amstelveen, The Netherlands  
Aug 10, 2017

"This was my first trek ever, and I loved it!!

I did volunteering work at Swarga Children's Home in Bhaktapur (same owner as Himalayan Moment) for 10 weeks. After this amazing experience I went on the Mardi Himal trek with my boyfriend in April 2017.
He made a summary of our trek:
On the first day I arrived in Bhaktapur in the evening and I was picked up by Krishna from the airport. I was very tired from my journey, but Krishna and his wife Roshni made me feel immediately at home at their guest house “The Heart of Bhaktapur”. The rooms there were excellent with an en-suite bathroom and shower. The breakfast is freshly prepared every day and is absolutely delicious; a great way to start your day! Especially the secret-recipe Kurd is out of this world.

The next day we met our guide for the week: Sanjeet. We immediately saw that Sanjeet is a amicable and very friendly person who speaks English really well. Sanjeet would be our go-to-guy for the entire week and that would prove very helpful during the trek and the stays at the tea lodges, but more on that later on.

After we had met Sanjeet we went to the airport to catch our domestic flight to Pokhara. When we arrived at Pokhara, a car was arranged ahead by Himalayan moments and we could immediately get into the car that drove us to the hotel. When we arrived at the hotel, the only thing we had to do was check in and refresh ourselves in the room. The rest was taken care of by Himalayan Moments. After a quick lunch we were shown the plan for the trek of the coming week and after that we took a walking tour of city of Pokhara with Sanjeet. He asked us what we wanted to do and for how long the walking tour should last beforehand. We decided that we would take a walk of about 3 hours through Pokhara. After that, we split for dinner and we met the following morning to leave for our trek.

That morning our trek finally began. We met our porter and the four of us were driven to Kande. Again, Sanjeet had arranged a car to Kande, the starting point for our trek. Our porter took care of our backpack and the only thing we had to carry was the day backpack with our water bottles and camera’s. The porter and his salary and expenses were included in the price and was taken care of by Himalayan Moments.

Sanjeet adjusted the walking pace to our capabilities and the morning flew by. We had to stop at the check point to get our permits for the trekking area but that was all taken care of by Sanjeet so all we had to do was rest for a bit. Shortly after we arrived at the lunch site and all we had to do was order our lunch and relax. Breakfast lunch and dinner was included at all the tea lodges and Sanjeet was our translator to Nepalese so we would not have to invest our energy in ordering the food in a different language. In the afternoon we reached the first overnight place at Forest Camp. Again, Sanjeet had reservations on the room so all we had to do was place our bags in the room and head for dinner and relax.

The following days were very similar; we would give Sanjeet our orders for breakfast the evening ahead and he would make sure that the breakfast was served on time when we woke up. Every day was very well planned with well-timed rests in between during trekking.

On days the climbs were steeper, we would walk a bit shorter on that day and the days that the trail was a bit flatter we would make more hours. Even though we were not extremely high, Sanjeet was very careful with possible altitude disease. From the third day on we would reach our overnight staying place and have lunch and after lunch we would climb to about 500 meter higher to acclimatize at that altitude and then descend down again to the tea lodge. Since we were inexperienced trekkers and did not know a lot about altitude disease it was very assuring that Sanjeet took precaution with the height and acclimatization."

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Brigitte Heylen
Antwerp, Belgium   
Jul 20, 2017

"I am a Mountain lover, my passion is to do trek close to Himalayas and see the great sights of high snow capped mountains. I did some research online about trekking in Nepal then found Himalayan Moment. From the very first e-mail they did quick response and provide us detail information we required. They were always available to answer my queries. I was sure my trek will go safe and very enjoyable.
Our guide Sanjeet was very nice, he was always available and made sure that everything we needed in teahouse and on the trail always ready to help us. He was extremely knowledgeable about the region, trekking trail, mountains name and their height. Every evening he explain following days plan and schedule that was very reassuring and kept us focused and relaxed.
We have done Everest Cho-la Pass trek, it was a great trip and I already planned to go back after couple of years for next adventure with Himalayan Moment.
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bimalendra
Barcilona Spain  
Jul 14, 2017

"Hiking from close to Jiri to Lukla was my route, while my partner continued on to Base Camp. Although my trek was shorter, the magnitude of what I experienced was life-changing. The service provided by the company, the guide and the Sherpas can only be described as being well above anything expected.The coordination of the entire trip - from arrival to Kathmandu to leaving Nepal - was amazing.Absolutely everything was scheduled to the point where one didn't have to do anything more than to be on location.The actual trek was very demanding, but our guide Mann supported us at every turn.His professionalism, knowledge and personality were a treat. I would recommend this company to anyone and would be glad to provide personal details to whoever might need more information....either call or email me"

 

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