Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal trek is best for the people who want to do a wonderful trek in less time. Trekking to Mardi Himal Base Camp is also called hidden gem trek and is a new trekking route which is gaining quite a popularity because of its beauty and easier route that can be completed in approximately one week. It is one of the best cultural treks in the Annapurna region which is still unspoiled.

Although Mardi Himal Trek is the least visited trekking in the Annapurna region you will observe the local culture from close added spectacular mountain scenery of Mardi Himal, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Annapurna south and Hiuchuli. Mardi Himal trek is also quieter trekking in Annapurna region where you hardly meet other tourists, so you can enjoy the trek without the traffic of tourist.
Trip Code: MHT31
Starts: Kande
Finishes: Pokhara
Duration: 11 Days
Difficulty: Moderate
Group Size: 1 - 14
Age: Minimum 16
Seasons: Mar-May,Sep-Nov
Elevation: 4450m/ 14599.7ft
Trip Views: 1600
Activities: Trekking
Trip popularity:
Travel Style: Budget Comfortablecheck Luxury
Special Discount: 2 %


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Breakfast: 10
Lunch: 8
Dinner: 7
Bus
Jeep
Hotel: 4 Night(s)
Teahouse: 6 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, 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 compare 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.

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 : ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU
    As soon as the airplane lands, you’ll sense the beginning of an adventure. Our representative will be at the airport to greet you and escort you to the hotel. Savor the taste of hustle and bustle in Kathmandu, where everyone would seem busy but never too busy to greet you with a smile. In the evening, we will brief about the itinerary and later we will go for a nice dinner. Overnight stay at the hotel;

    Meal:

    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Airport Pick Up Services
  • placeDAY 2 : KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING
    Kathmandu valley is an ancient city with diverse cultures and traditions. It has 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 hotel;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Guided full day sightseeing Food and wine tour (Optional)
  • placeDAY 3 : AUSTRALIAN CAMP
    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 star our trekking. This will be a short warm-up hike to Australian Base Camp (2060m). This is a lovely place to take rest and enjoy the chilly weather with a fantastic view of mountain peaks such as Mt. Machhapuchre, Mt. Mardi, etc. Overnight at teahouse in Australian base camp;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Teahouse

    Activities:

    • Drive to Kande
    • trekking
  • placeDAY 4 : TREK TO FOREST CAMP
    We wake up early in the morning to catch the glorious sunrise. 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), we will descend on 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;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Teahouse

    Activities:

    • trekking
  • placeDAY 5 : TREK TO HIGH CAMP
    From Forest Camp, after breakfast, we head towards High Camp (3900m). First, we will reach Low Camp which has beautiful mountain views and later after lunch in a few hours of walking through beautiful forests, we will reach High camp. High camp provides one of the finest views of Mt. Machhapuchhre and Annapurna South along with many other peaks. We will go to the view tower from where we can see snow-capped mountains and villages. Overnight at High Camp;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Teahouse

    Activities:

    • Trekking
  • placeDAY 6 : HIKE TO MARDI BASE 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;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Teahouse

    Activities:

    • trekking
  • placeDAY 7 : TREK TO SIDDING
    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 good descend, we will reach at Sidding(1700m). Overnight at Sidding;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Teahouse

    Activities:

    • Trekking
  • placeDAY 8 : TREK TO LAWANG
    After a warm breakfast in Sidding, we will resume our walk towards the traditional village Lawang (1530m) which will take us 5 hrs of walk along the beautiful trail. We pass through the small traditional village of Ghalel. After the Lunch at Ghalel we resume walking all the way to Lawang. Overnight stay at Lawang;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Teahouse

    Activities:

    • Trekking
  • placeDAY 9 : TREK TO POKHARA
    After a brief walk of about an hour, we will reach the bus stop. We will take jeep or bus and head towards the beautiful city of lakes Pokhara. Pokhara is a touristic city of lakes. It has been dubbed as the 2nd cleanest city in Nepal. The lakeside area is even more energetic in the night time. Overnight at Pokhara;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • trek and drive
  • placeDAY 10 : DRIVE TO KATHMANDU
    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. This is a day for you and therefore you can explore the shops and spas of the city or join the evening worship at Pashupatinath Temple which is a divine spiritual experience. If time is sufficient we will be preparing a small farewell get-together. Overnight stay at hotel;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Drive to Kathmandu
  • placeDAY 11 : DEPARTURE
    Depending on your flight time you will be transferred to the airport. The airport check-in is 3 hours prior to the departure time. Our representative will meet you at the hotel and transfer you to the airport.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch

    Accomodation:

    • -

    Activities:

    • Airport drop
  • Detail Inclusions
    • Airport transfers with an escort by private vehicle;
    • Deluxe rooms in standard hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara on twin/double sharing with breakfast
    • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
    • Accommodation during trek
    • All meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek
    • Authorized English speaking friendly guide along with Porters for the trek
    • Equipment clothing for porters and guide including their insurance;
    • All applicable government tax
    • All expenses for all staff –meals, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, transportation
    • All necessary paperwork and Annapurna Circuit Trekking Permit, Trekkers' Information Management System fees (TIMS)
    • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Complimentary
    • Arrangement of tea, coffee during the trek
    • Get-to-know (welcome) and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
    • Detailed map of Mardi Himal Trek
    • Sim card services (zero balance)
    • Certificate of appreciation (if requested)
    • Occasional hot Shower during the trek
    • Photos of the trip (if requested)
    • Souvenir from Nepal
  • Exclusions
    • International flights; Nepalese visa fee
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain due to any reason other than the scheduled itinerary;
    • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara;
    • 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. Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon arrival ?
    Yes, our representative will be there to greet you at the airport. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by a private car/jeep.
  • 2. Is there an Orientation program ?
    Yes, there is going to be a small orientation/briefing program before we embark on our adventure by the tour manager, leader/guide.
  • 3. What is the overnight accommodation like ?
    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.
  • 4. 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.
  • 5. 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.
  • 6. 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.
  • 7. 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.
  • 8. 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.
  • 9. 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.
  • 10. 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.
  • 11. What mode of transportation do you use ?
    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.
  • 12. 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.
  • 13. 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 helicopter for the rescue. Then you will be transferred to hospital for the treatment.
  • 14. 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.
  • 15. 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.
  • 16. 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, 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.
  • 17. 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.
  • 18. 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.
  • 19. 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.
  • 20. 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.
  • 21. 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.
  • 22. 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.
  • 23. 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.
  • 24. 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.
  • 25. 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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