This Mardi Himal Trek is suitable for the people who seek to do a wonderful trek but are short in time as the route can be completed in approximately one week. Trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp, also called Hidden Gem Trek, is a new trekking route which is beautiful as well as easy and therefore is gaining rapid popularity.
This 6-days Mardi Himal trek is one of the best cultural treks in the Annapurna region which is still unspoiled. Although the trek continues along with the spectacular view of Mardi Himal, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Annapurna south and Hiuchuli, it is the least visited route in the Annapurna region. This gives the opportunity to enjoy the trek without congestion as you hardly meet other tourists.
Mardi Himal Trekking takes you to the untouched and less crowded part of the nature that is easy and short in comparison to many other trekking routes in Nepal. This trek will definitely amaze you with the beauty of hidden village trails, unique flora and fauna along the way and proffers you with the wonderful views of alluring Nepal Himalayas including the Annapurna Ranges, Mardi Himal, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Hiuchuli, Machhapuchhre and many others.
The trek to Mardi Himal starts at Kande from where we will take a short warm up hike to Australian Base Camp(2060 m). This place is the lovely plce to take and enjoy the chill weather with terriffic views of Mountains. You will get to catch the amazing sunrise from the cliff. You wil descend throught the beautifully paved stone path enjoying the beautiful dense forest.
This 6-day Mardi Himal trek takes you to the Mardi Himal Base camp which will reward you with the beautiful mountain views. This trek is best for the begineers with adventure in their soul. You can extend the trekking days as per the requirement and your comfort.
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4450 m/ 14599.7ft
Mardi Himal Trek is short and easy trek with a low altitude of 4450m.
It is a less touristic area that proffers the spectacular views of Mardi Himal, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, Hiuchuli, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and many other Himalayas of Nepal.
Passes through many camps on the way such as Australian Base Camp, Forest Camp, Low Camp, High Camp along with Mardi Himal Base Camp.
Mardi Himal Base Camp, Sidhing Village, and Lwang are the major attractions of this trek.
Why this Trip
Mardi Himal Trekking takes you to the untouched and less crowded part of the nature that is easy and short in comparison to many other trekking routes in Nepal that will definitely amaze you with its beauty of hidden village trails with its unique flora and fauna along the way and proffers you with the wonderful views of alluring Nepal Himalayas including the Annapurna Ranges, Mardi Himal, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Hiuchuli, Machhapuchhre and many others.
•We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
•What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible
•A trekking permit is a must to travel to controlled areas. Permit, however, is issued only to groups. Individual trekkers will not be issued trekking permit.
We leave Kathmandu at the dawn on the way to Pokhara. We pass through lovely towns and villages alongside the Trisuli River.After reaching Pokhara, we soon depart for Kande from where we start our trekking. This will be a short warm up hike to Australian Base Camp (2060 m) which is a lovely place to take rest and enjoy the chill weather with terrific views of Mountains.
We wake up early in the morning to catch the scenic Sunrise and from the cliff. It’s a beautiful moment that will boost your energy to start your trek to Forest Camp. After the breakfast we head towards Forest camp via Pothana(1950m), you will descend on beautifully stone paved path until Pothana. We take snacks and drinks with us and we leave Pothana the trail becomes rough and passes through dense forest and we finally we reach Forest Camp (2600m) via Deurali.
From Forest Camp we head to High Camp (3900), first we reach Low Camp which has beautiful mountain views and later we reach High camp. We go to the view tower from where we can see snow capped mountains and villages. Overnight at High Camp;Highlights: Low Camp, View Tower in High Camp etc.
We pack our lunch and head towards Mardi Base Camp (4500m) soon after the breakfast. We walk to Mardi Base Camp where rewarding sceneries are waiting for us. We hike back to High Camp to spend the night.
After the Glorious Sunrise we leave High Camp and descend towards Sidhing. We pass through lush forest of Rhododendron and other vegetation and after the long descend we reach Sidhing (1700m). After we reach Sidhing we take a jeep ride towards the Pokhara. Pokhara is a touristic city of Lakes and other beautiful places. Overnight at Pokhara
We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the trek hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their need and suitability. We do not incorporate more than 14 People in a group, unless we get special requests from our clients.
Mardi Himal trek is a recently opened route in Annapurna region, it is an easy yet rewarding trek that has immensely beautiful sceneries that will amaze you. Best trekking option for those who want to trek less and view the wonderful, beautiful scenery. You must be fit, strong and healthy while doing this trek.
Yes, Nepal can proudly boast as one of the safest countries in South Asia for women, you will find people very friendly and respectful especially towards women. Mardi Himal Trek is newly opened trekking areas in Nepal. In general, locals are very respectful and welcoming.
We make sure to take security measures during trek to make your trip delightful. We hire experienced and license holding guides to safeguard your life in mountains. We suggest you to follow the guide’s instruction carefully and take responsibility for personal belongings. Always keep your valued belongings near you and lock the door from inside during the night.
Mardi Himal trek is trekking region and mostly we spend our night at Guesthouses. Dal Bhat (Rice, Lentils and Vegetables) are great way to gain energy for the strenuous trek so you will provide this food during the trek. We recommend to avoid meat on high altitude
As it is difficult to do so you will only get drinking water where you have lunch and dinner. You can fill the bottle after paying an amount or simply bring water purifier tablets to purify the spring water in case of emergency. They also sell bottled water which is not recommended.
Before coming to Nepal make sure that you are covered by insurance policy for the altitude of 5500 meters. In the case of an emergency like altitude sickness, dehydration or any medical conditions ask your tour leader/guide to contact us as soon as possible so that we can manage/arrange vehicle for the rescue. Then you will be transferred to hospital for the treatment.
Trekking is a tiresome activity that requires a lot of physical movement so pack your active wears and trekking pants for at lower altitudes. Weather at high altitude is unpredictable so carry a lightweight waterproof jacket along with thick down jacket, pant, and thermal innerwear t to escape the severe cold. Needless to say that, Good shoes are very important for trekking in rough and snowy terrain, so invest on good quality shoes or rent it from us at a minimum price. As you are trekking in remote village try to wear modest clothes to quickly gel up with the local people without hesitation.
All our Guides are trekking experts holding license from Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Government. They are the most valuable assets of the company. Guides know the trekking route like the back of their hand and use their expertise in ensuring your safety in the mountains.
If you need extra day to complete the trekking, you'll need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to trekking can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guides' schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all, so we really don't recommend this to our clients unless there's an emergency cases. But it's true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
Before coming to Nepal make sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Make sure you are in best shape to complete the trekking without any complications.
We follow the popular trek to go there but also we have to walk about 6-7hrs. We also take few days for acclimatizing to the higher altitude. Side trips are available on the days when you need to acclimatize.
To confirm your booking, a deposit of 15% of total trip amount is required if you are booking at least a year in advance before trip departure date. If booking is made between 100-364 days before the trip departure, you'll need to pay 20% to confirm the trip. If payment is made between 99-60 days, 25% of the total trip amount will need to be paid and if booked between 59-30 days, 50% of the total trip amount needs to be paid and finally, if you are booking 29 days prior to trip departure, then 100% payment should be made. The payments can be easily made by the bank transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash (preferably USD/EURO) or card on POS/credit card machine. Please note that non refundable fee is 10% or $200 whichever is greater.