Experience trekking to lesser-known trekking destination in comparatively quieter parts of the Annapurna region of Nepal with Mardi Himal trek. This 11-day trek guides you through several amazing villages leading to the least visited trekking peaks in Nepal.
The Mardi Himal trek starts from the beautiful village of Phedi leading up to Mardi Himal base camp and finally the high camp. Appreciate the beautiful trails complete with dense forests, interesting villages, valleys, terraced farms, dazzling rivers and the splendid views of the Annapurna, Machhapuchre (Fishtail) and Hiunchuli Mountains while trudging through the less crowded trail.
Another benefit about this trekking route is the trail makes a small circuit up to the base camp of Mardi Himal which means we don’t have to retrace our way back through the same terrain.
Mardi Himal trek involves high altitudes, unpredictable weather, steep ascends and descends. This trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal is not as difficult but for young children and inexperienced trekkers, it is fairly challenging. One must remain cautious of altitude sickness during the trek through the chances are minimal.
If you wish to trek to lesser-known parts of the Annapurna region within a short time then this Mardi Himal trek is Just the trek for you.Experience staying in tea houses (lodges), local food, the excellent hill, and mountain landscape, the panoramic views of the massive mountains including Annapurna, Machhapuchre, Hiunchuli, and Mardi Himal within a short duration of time with Mardi Himal trek!
2 - 14
4450 m/ 14599.7ft
Mardi Himal Trek is a 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, Hiunchuli, 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 andeLwang are the major attractions of this trek.
Why this Trip
Mardi Himal Trekking takes you to the untouched and less crowded 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, Hiunchuli, 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
Upon arrival, our representative will be at the airport to greet you and escort you to the hotel. In the evening, we will brief about the itinerary and later we will meet for a welcome dinner. Overnight stay at the hotel;
Kathmandu Valley is an ancient city with diverse cultures and traditions. It played a significant part in the history of Nepal. Home to 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, it has been chosen as a cultural and historical site of study and excursions throughout history. We’ll observe some of the UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu throughout the day. Overnight stay at the hotel;
We leave Kathmandu early in the morning and head towards Phedi, which is about 1-hour drive from Pokhara. We will pass through lovely towns and villages alongside the Trishuli River. After reaching Pokhara, we soon depart for Phedi from where we start our trek. This will be a short warm-up hike to Australian Base Camp (2060m). This is a lovely place to take rest and enjoy the fantastic view of mountain peaks such as Mt. Machhapuchre, Mt. Mardi, etc. Overnight at teahouse in Australian base camp;
We wake up early in the morning to catch the glorious sunrise from the Australian Base camp. After the breakfast, we head towards Forest camp via Pothana (1950m), we will descend on the beautifully stone-paved path until Pothana. We will have lunch at Pothana and after leaving Pothana the trail becomes rough and passes through dense forest and we finally we reach Forest camp (2600m) via Deurali. Overnight at teahouse in Forest camp;
From Forest camp, after breakfast, we head towards High Camp (3900m). First, we will reach Low camp which has beautiful mountain views. Later, after lunch and a few hours of walking through beautiful forests, we will reach High camp. The high camp provides one of the finest views of Mt. Machhapuchhre and Annapurna south along with many other peaks. Next, we go to the view tower which provides a full view of snowcapped mountains and villages. Overnight at High Camp;
We pack our lunch and head towards Mardi Base Camp (4500m) soon after our 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 will leave behind High Camp and descend towards Sidding. We pass through lush forests of Rhododendron and other vegetation and after the long but easy descend, we will reach Sidding (1700m). Overnight at Sidding;
After a warm breakfast in Sidding, we will resume our walk towards the traditional village Lawang (1530m) which will take us 5 hrs of a walk along a beautiful trail. We pass through the small traditional village of Ghalel. After lunch at Ghalel, we resume walking all the way to Lawang. Overnight stay at Lawang;
After a brief walk of about an hour, we will reach at the bus stop. We will take jeep or bus and head towards the beautiful city of lakes Pokhara. Pokhara is a touristic city overflowing with wide varieties of activities to choose from. The nightlife on the lakeside of the city is very famous for amongst visitors. Overnight at Pokhara;
After 6-7 hours’ drive, we will reach the heart of the country where the necessary preparation for the departure day will be carried out. Overnight stay at the hotel;Optional: This is a day for you and therefore you can explore the shops and spa of the city or join the evening worship at Pashupatinath Temple which is a divine spiritual experience.
For nights in cities, we use standard/superior standard/deluxe rooms whereas, during the trek we use lodges/tea houses/guesthouses/home stay for our clients, whatever is available and accessible. We also arrange sleeping bags for our clients, on their request.
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.
We use private car for sightseeing inside the Kathmandu Valley and to drive towards Pokhara we used car, Minibus or Van depending on the number of people. We also drop and pick up from the starting and ending point of trek on private car or Jeep depending on the number of travelers.
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 helicopter 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.
We contact the lodge/guesthouse owner for reservation of the room before trekking on a particular day, on other days porters reach the destination on advance and book the rooms for you. But there are always going to be exceptions but even in those cases, we may have to be flexible about very basic sleeping arrangements. We always try to make sure that we have everything well arranged.
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.