6 Days Mardi Himal Trek

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.

It 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.
Trip Code: 6DMHT23
Starts: Kande
Finishes: Pokhara
Duration: 6 Days
Difficulty: Moderate
Group Size: 1 - 14
Age: Minimum 16
Seasons: Mar-May,Sep-Nov
Elevation: 4450m/ 14599.7ft
Trip Views: 769
Activities: Trekking
Trip popularity:
Travel Style: Budget check Confortable Luxury


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Breakfast: 5
Lunch: 4
Dinner: 4
Bus
Jeep
Hotel: 1 Night(s)
Guesthouse: 4 Night(s)
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Trip Facts

  • 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.

speaker_notes Trip Notes

  • • 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.

Location

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Brief Itinerary

  • placeDAY 1 : DRIVE TO KANDE,TREK TO AUSTRALIAN BASE CAMP
    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.

    Meal:

    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

    • Transportation to Kande
  • placeDAY 2 : TREK TO FOREST CAMP
    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.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

    • -
  • placeDAY 3 : TREK TO HIGH CAMP
    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.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

    • -
  • placeDAY 4 : HIKE TO MARDI BASE CAMP
    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.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

    • -
  • placeDAY 5 : TREK TO SIDHING
    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

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Jeep ride towards Pokhara
  • placeDAY 6 : DRIVE TO KATHMANDU
    The coach departs to Kathmandu at 7 AM, therefore it is requested to be at bus station by 6:30 in the morning. After 7-9 hours of drive, the coach will drop you near Thamel.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accommodation:

    • -

    Activities:

    • Transportation to Kathmandu
  • Detail Inclusions
    • Accommodation during trek.
    • Transportation by tourist bus.
    • All meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek.
    • Authorized English speaking guide.
    • All applicable government tax.
    • All necessary paperwork and Annapurna Circuit Trekking Permit, Trekkers' Information Management System fees (TIMS).
    • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader).
  • Complimentary
    • Detailed map of Mardi Himal Trek.
    • Sim service.
    • Souvenir from Nepal.
    • Photos and videoes of the trip.
    • Certificate of appreciation.
  • Exclusions
    • International flights; Nepalese visa fee.
    • Excess baggage charge(s) for the domestic flight.
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure or early return from mountain due to any reason other than the scheduled itinerary.
    • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
    • Travel and rescue insurance.
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.).
    • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s).


FAQS

  • 1. What is the overnight accommodation like ?
    During the trek, we use lodges/tea houses/guesthouses/home stay for our clients, and whatever is available and accessible.
  • 2. How big are the groups ?
    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.
  • 3. Is this a popular trek ?
    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.
  • 4. Can I do solo trek ?
    Nepal is a safe country for anyone who wants to explore on their own although professional guidance is highly recommended by our team for the safety in remote mountainous lands.
  • 5. Is Travelling in Mardi Himal Trek safe for women ?
    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.
  • 6. What about security during trekking ?
    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.
  • 7. What sort of food can I expect in trekking ?
    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. As you trek higher it’s better to avoid meat because non-vegetarian is heavy meals which may cause food poisoning so we avoid it.
  • 8. Is the drinking water safe in trekking region ?
    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.
  • 9. What mode of transportation do you use ?
    We use tourist bus to drive towards Kande and to back from the Sidding we use Jeep.
  • 10. What is the best season for trekking in Mardi Himal Trek ?
    Spring season (March to June) and autumn season (September to December) are the best time to do this trek, in winters it’s difficult to trek in snow and harsh cold.
  • 11. Will I be taken care of during emergency ?
    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.
  • 12. What is appropriate dress for trekking ?
    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.
  • 13. Is it possible to alternate or change the day trips ?
    We customize the trip according to your preference but if you need to change plan during the trek consult the guide.
  • 14. Are we sure to get room while trekking ?
    We contact the lodge/guesthouse owner for reservation of the room before trekking on a particular day.
  • 15. Are your guides reliable and certified ?
    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.
  • 16. How can I charge my electronics during the trip ?
    While trekking in higher lands you need to pay for charging the electronics upon request to the owner. The best idea always is to bring your power bank with you. It's easier and cheaper.
  • 17. Is there any communication while we are on trekking ?
    In same village, you can make local and international calls from telephone provided by the guesthouse owner after paying the price directly.
  • 18. Can I add extra days to my trekking trip ?
    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.
  • 19. What immunizations will I need ?
    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.
  • 20. How far do I trek each day ?
    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.
  • 21. How will my booking be processed ?
    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.
  • 22. Can we use the credit card during the trek ?
    No, you cannot use the credit card during the trekking you have to transfer the money in rupees before you start the trek. You can use credit card only in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • 23. Do we need to carry our bags by our self or you will provide porters ?
    You have to carry your personal bags with water bottle and medicines remaining bags will be carried by porters to make you easy to trek. The weight limit for porters is 15 KG.

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