Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek

Trip Overview

Mardi Himal trek is the less traveled route in Annapurna region. It is best to experience the brilliance of solitary ever snow capped peaks and the great opportunity of an excellent cultural experience and venture of Machhapuchhare Basecamp. The exotic and interesting trail wanders through lush valleys, alpine meadows, lichen-laden dense forests, numerous streams, and waterfalls, all the while the fascinating mountain sceneries glossy upon the close horizon. The path is so less used and non-touristy that you feel like embarking upon a discovery expedition.

the trail starts from the very beautiful city Pokhara having the chance to boat in Phewa Lake and enjoy spectacular views. The trail goes through the pine, Juniper and rhododendron dense forest with raging rivers making a sound then different route take us steeply down to the upper Mardi Khola. The stream has been the ice and the snow of the Mardi Himal. The trail follows through the lovely rice terrace, unique culture villages and spectacular views of livery mountains. The journey of Mardi Himal Trekking ascends through the forest and actuality wildlife. Mardi Himal trekking offers superb Himalayan scenery including the Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna Ranges, Mt. Hiunchuli, Mt. Fishtail (Machhapuchhare) etc.

hiking on this route will give you a great place to get a taste of the real thing if you are light on alpine experience. The climbing trip can be combined with a trekking adventure in the remote steep-sided valleys heavily wooded with bamboo and rhododendron. Above the forest, high alpine pastures provide good grazing and undisturbed habitat for wildlife. It’s prominence on the wilderness zone of mountains designed to provide outstanding mountain views, and to get away from the tea-house trails and into the forests and villages that have not felt the impact of tourism.

Outline Itinerary

Days Program Altitude Distance / Duration Accommodation
1 Arrival in Kathmandu 1,400 m / 4,593 ft. N/A Hotels in Kathmandu
2 In Kathmandu 1,400 m / 4,593 ft. N/A Hotels in Kathmandu
3 Drive to Pokhara 820 m / 2,690 ft. approx. 6 hrs. 200 kms Hotels in Pokhara
4 Drive to Kade and Trek to Kokar 2,520 m/ 8,268 ft. approx. 1 hrs. drive, 7-8 hrs. trek Simple Lodge
5 Trek to High Camp 3,780 m / 12,401 ft approx. 6-7 hrs. trek Simple Lodge
6 Excursion to Mardi Himal View Point and trek to Middle Camp 3200m / 10,499ft. approx. 6-7 hrs. trek Simple Lodge
7 Trek to Siding and drive back to Pokhara 1700m / 5,577 ft approx. 5 hrs. trek, 2-3 hrs. drive Hotels in Pokhara
8 Drive back to Kathmandu 1,400 m / 4,593 ft. approx. 6 hrs. 200 kms Hotels in Kathmandu
9 Final Departure 1,400 m / 4,593 ft. N/A Transferred to the airport for your final departure.

Trip Itinerary

  • 1

    Arrival in Kathmandu

    Welcome to Kathmandu, Nepal. Upon arrival at the airport, clear all the immigration formalities and outside the airport, our team members will be waiting outside with the Pla-card. You will then be transferred to the hotel. Remaining day at leisure or stroll around the area. Overnight at Hotels in Kathmandu (-/-/-)

  • 2

    Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu

    Breakfast at the hotel. Today we will visit some of the UNESCO heritage site along with some last minutes trekking shopping. First visit the Pashupatinath. The magnificent Pashupatinath temple which with its astonishing architectural beauty is situated on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Pashupatinath is also Nepal's most renowned Hindu cremation site. Then we will visit Swayambunath. Swayambunath a UNESCO WORLD Heritage Site is an ancient stupa is the most sacred Buddhist shrines of Nepal and is also known as a Self-Created stupa. The stupa lies in the heart of the valley above a hill. Later visit Kathmandu Durbar Square. Kathmandu, the largest city of Nepal is the political as well as the cultural capital of the country. Kathmandu is blessed by a living goddess. The Kumari Devi is the most important of several living goddesses in Nepal. Walk across the Ason Bazaar exploring the spices and vegetable market all the way to Thamel a buzzing, visitor-friendly area. Also, Thamel is the ultimate place for trekkers to buy all the trekking stuffs, ranging from local to international brand, once can buy or rent trekking items as needed. Note: The Museum is under the restoration process. Later drive back to the hotel. Overnight at the hotels in Kathmandu (B/-/-)

  • 3

    Drive to Pokhara

    Breakfast at the hotel. Today we will drive to Pokhara which take approx. 5 – 6 hrs.On the way enjoy the scenic drive along the Trishuli river. Pokhara’s bewitching beauty has been the subject of many travel writers. Its pristine air, spectacular backdrop of snowy peaks, serene lakes, and surrounding greenery make it ‘the jewel in the Himalaya’, a place of remarkable natural beauty. Upon arrival, at Pokhara, check in to the hotel. After lunch (own your own expense), we will stroll around the Lakeside and visit Bindabasini Temple, one of the oldest temples in Pokhara. Overnight at Hotels in Pokhara (B/-/-)

  • 4

    Drive to Kade, Trek to Kokar

    After early morning breakfast at the hotel, meet the trekking crew member, and you will be transferred to Kade, which is about an hour drive. From Kade, commence the trek through Australian Camp (2100m), from where one can witness the magnificent view of the Annapurna range and Pokhara valley (weather permitted). Continue the trail to Deurali passing through the beautiful, lush green jungle and towards Kokar also called Forest Camp. NOTE: From Day 4 to Day 6, the accommodation will be on a simple lodge with basic and limited facilities. Overnight at Simple Lodge (B/L/D)

  • 5

    Trek to High Camp

    Start the day early with breakfast towards High Camp. The trek passes through the beautiful rhododendron forest. If luck, one can catch glimpses of the wildlife in these regions like Himalayan Thar, Musk deer, spotted Deer, Barking Dear, Snow leopard. Once ascend begins, the landscape starts to change with the moss, lichen, and ferns covering the trees. After an hour trek to Low Camp, the trail reaches out above the tree line where once can witness the magnificent mountains like Annapurna South and Hiunchuli (weather permitted). The trail continues along the ridge of Mardi Himal and towards the Badal danda. From Badal Danda, the trail leaves the tree line and enters into the alpine zone from where the hike will be on the grassland. Continue the trail to reach our destination, High Camp. High Camp is a beautiful and small pasture land from where once can witness the beautiful snow-capped peaks in close. Overnight at Simple Lodge (B/L/D)

  • 6

    Day excursion to Mardi Base Camp and trek to Middle Camp

    Start your day real early to Mardi Base Camp to witness the sunrise view over the Himalayas, situated at the elevation 4500m. This can be a challenging day for beginners and learner as the trail is steep, rocky, and uneven; however, the amazing view all around will keep you motivated. Upon reaching the Mardi Himal Base Camp, treat yourself with the panoramic view of the gorgeous Mardi Himal, Mt. Macchahahpuchahre, Hiuchuli are right above you. Other Himalayan range like Annapurna I, II and Gangapurna can be witnessed too. After the excursion to Mardi Base Camp, we trace our way back to Middle camp (3200m) for overnight. Overnight at Simple Lodge (B/L/D)

  • 7

    Trek to Sidding and drive back to Pokhara

    Enjoy the last breakfast in the Annapurna Region and start the trek for hours via low camp to Sidding village (1700m) or Kalimati. Walk a bit further where the vehicle will be waiting for you and will be transferred to Pokhara which is approx. 2 to 3 hours drive. Upon arrival in Pokhara, transfer to the hotel, where the remaining day will be at leisure. Overnight at Hotels in Pokhara (B/L/-)

  • 8

    Drive back to Kathmandu

    After breakfast at the hotel we will drive back to Kathmandu. Remaining at Kathmandu will be at leisure. Overnight at Hotels in Kathmandu (B/-/-)

  • 9

    Final Departure

    Leisurely breakfast at the hotel. Today, depending on the flight schedule, you will be transferred to the airport for your final departure.

What's Included

  • Arrival and Departure transfer to / from the airport in private a/c vehicle
  • Sightseeing tour as per the itinerary in a private a/c vehicle
  • 3 nights’ accommodations at hotels in Kathmandu in double / twin rooms in BB basis
  • 2 nights’ accommodations at hotels in Pokhara in double / twin rooms in BB basis
  • 3 nights’ accommodation at Simple Lodge during trekking in Annapurna Region in twin sharing room in AP basis.
  • 3 nights’ 4 days’ Trekking at Annapurna Region accompanied by trekking guide and porter.
  • ACAP fees and TIMS Card.
  • 1 Local English speaking Nepali guide during city sightseeing.
  • Entrance & monument fees as per the itinerary
  • Mineral water during Sightseeing

    What's Not Included

  • Visa
  • Trekking Equipment’s.
  • International and regional airfares
  • Licensed holder tour guide during sightseeing,
  • Bar bills, Laundry bills, Airport taxes,
  • Any items of purely personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls, tips and gratuities to drives, guides, hotel’s and restaurant’s staff
  • Personal, Travel and Health Insurance
  • Refreshments, bottled drink
  • Optional Tours
  • Mandatory Gala dinner by some of the hotel in city areas during New Year Eve & Christmas
  • Cost arising out of flight cancellations or delays, road blockades/ landslides/ riots and any events that are beyond our control of Koili Tours or its associate agents
  • Photography charges
  • Any other charges which are not mentioned in the above cost.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is the Mardi Himal Trek challenging? Do we require training?

    There is a misconception that the Mardi Himal Trip is a challenging trek. The Mardi Himal Trek is really simple. If you have the right trekking supplies, a well-thought-out plan, and adequate logistical assistance, you will quickly and easily arrive at the Mardi Himal base Camp. While acclimation is important, keep in mind that your walk won't be as strenuous as some. Even a novice visitor from our trekking agency has successfully reached Mardi Himal. With an average daily walking time of 5 to 6 hours, a distance of 45 kilometers is accomplished. Through boulders and stone steps, there will be some hard ascents and descents.

  • How long would the Mardi Himal trek take?

    The Mardi Himal Trek can be completed in 4 to 10 days. The quickest trip can be completed in 4 days if you just have a small amount of time, but you must fly to Pokhara and back from Kathmandu. Your two days could be saved by it. You can take a bus to Pokhara for your journey and extend your hiking to Annapurna Base Camp with Mardi Himal if you have more than a week to spare.
    For those with vacations of less than a week, taking flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu is the best option for beginning the trek on the same day. We specialize in creating trips that fit your schedule and price range. For more information, kindly contact us.

  • What is the cost of the Mardi Himal trek?

    The Mardi Himal Trek typically costs between $500 and $700. On their schedule, however, it may vary in terms of time and money.

  • How is the Mardi Himal Trek's weather?

    The temperature in Mardi Himal Trekking ranges between -5 ° Celsius (23 ° Fahrenheit) at night to up to 15-20 °Celsius (59-68 °F) during the day. Although the greatest time of year to visit Mardi Himal for trekking is from March to June, people hike there year-round. From mid-July to mid-September, monsoon season lasts, and it is not advised for the journey. From September until November is the autumnal season.

  • What are some prevention strategies for acute mountain sickness (AMS) or high altitude sickness?

    The hike up Mardi Himal is not particularly high up. The best advice for preventing high altitude sickness is to avoid spending the night at an elevation that is more than 3500 meters above where you spent the previous night. It is always preferable to have one acclimatization day after climbing every 1000 meters for further safety. Himalayan Mountain Scenery. a stone pyramid. Hiun Chuli, Nepal, Mardi Himal trail, Annapurna South peak.

  • What kind of lodging can we anticipate while traveling to Mardi Himal?

    You could expect finding a reputable motel that meets your budget since this walk is close to Pokhara. However, when on the Mardi Himal hike, you'll probably stay in teahouses. You will pass a little teahouse on your ascent to Mardi Himal, but resting there is worthwhile due to the vistas.

  • How secure is a trek to Mardi Himal?

    Trekking to Mardi Himal is entirely risk-free. The path does not pass through a landslide or avalanche zone. However, getting from High Camp to Mardi is challenging because of the path's narrowness and danger during the winter. Beyond High Camp, the trail is extremely dangerous when it is covered in snow. You'll be safer than on a solo expedition, though, if you travel through a company. Before embarking on a solo expedition, keep this in mind because If you proceed, your path may be hazardous if you veer off course. There are few sections from Mardi Himal Base above the High Camp where you must have a guide who is familiar with the secure route. So it is always safe to trek with a guide.

Total Cost in (USD) USD 599.00 399.00
Total Price: USD 399.00

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