Trip Facts

  • Duration:10 Days
  • Trip Grade: Difficult
  • Trip Profile:Mardi Himal Trek
  • Geography:Himalayas/Hills/Forests/Valley
  • Location:Kaski
  • Accommodation:Hotel/Tea house/Lodge
  • Meals:All meals included during the trekking
  • Religious:Buddhism/Hinduism
  • Ethnic People:Magar/Gurung?Chettri
  • Transportation:Flight/Tourist bus/Private vehicle
  • Group Size:1-10 Pax

Highlight

  • Witness amazing views of the Annapurna Mountain Range and other peaks like Machhapuchhre (6997m)
  • Experience both hilly and Himalayan essence
  • Trek through the off-beaten trails in a pristine natural environment
  • Explore the lower skirts of the Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Enjoy the culture and traditions of the Gurung community

 
 

Overview

The Mardi Himal Trek is a beautiful short trekking adventure in the gorgeous Annapurna region of Nepal. Mardi Trek is a choice of many trekkers who wants to get rocky mountain way experience in a short trek. It is perfect for trekkers loving solitary way.

Trekking to Mardi trails through vegetation rich Annapurna conservation area, scenic ethnic villages, experiencing unique culture and tradition. Mardi trek is a moderate trekking journey. Anyone can access this trek as well being a short trekking destination, Mardi Himal Trekking is the choice of many travellers.

Away from the city noise Mardi trail makes you fully relished and gives you more strength.  As such, Trek to Mardi Himal by the Himalaya Land Treks is a marvellous blend of both the famous commercial trekking route of the popular Annapurna and the more obscure trekking path away from the regular trekking route. 

What are the major attractions In Mardi Himal Trek?

Mardi Himal Trekking (4500 m)

The Mardi Himal Trekking takes trekkers to the east of the Annapurna Base Camp. It is a marvellous adventure that includes amazing views of the Annapurna massif like Machhapuchhre (6997m), Gangapurna (7454m), Annapurna I (8091m), and many more. 

Since the Mardi Himal Trek route is an off-beaten-path adventure, it presents a pristine and untouched environment that presents a very isolated feel to the journey. Taking yourself to the altitude of 4500 m Mardi Himal gives you the most beautiful memory to add up in your life.

Annapurna Conservation Area

The Mardi Himal trek path lets you explore the lower skirts of the Annapurna Conservation Area. As such, you will be trekking through lush woodlands. You may encounter some wild elusive animals who reside there, like the Musk Deer and the Himalayan Thar. You can observe the view of trees roosting nests for Danphe birds and Lophophorus. 

Observing thousands of flora and fauna conservation area of the Annapurna region you will get amused with the amazing act of nature. The change in vegetation with an increase in altitude, availability of flora and fauna in accordance to increasing in temperature, lets you learn more about nature.

Explore ethnic villages

The thick forests and Himalayan Rivers make the trekking journey an unforgettable event. The Mardi Himal trekking route is specially paired with the brilliant mountain views and the ethnic Gurung and Magar villages. The trek also includes many ethnic villages and settlements occupied by the Magar, Rai, Tamang, and Limbu people. The community is decorated with a culture of behaving visitors as a god. Each travellers passing through these villages are welcomed with the warm essence of humanity.

The trekking trail passes through villages like Phedi and Pothana and includes High View Point and Forest Camp. These villages offer you a warm gesture with their own culture. All the while, the panoramic view of mountain peaks like the Annapurna (8091m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Machhapuchhre (6997m), and Lamjung Himal (6983m) greets the trekkers in glee. 

Pokhara- City of dream

The trekking journey to Mardi Himal starts from the famous tourist hub of Nepal- the gorgeous lakeside city of Pokhara. Pokhara offers you a majestic view of nature. Here trekkers can enjoy a leisurely boat ride on the Phewa Lake and relax.

This popular tourist hub also presents you with the shiny Himalayas reflected on the silent lakes. Blessed with nature its weather doesn't leave a spot to remain your heart with yourself. The dancing water of David's fall makes your heart dance in excitement. How much I explain about Pokhara will always be less. Its beauty is so catchy that trekkers never wish to take their eyes off. 

What is the best time for Mardi Himal Trek?

The month from March-May and September-November is regarded as the best time to do Mardi Himal Trek. The route way is quite strenuous during this trek, hence a feasible time to travel must be chosen. Monsoon makes the route quite slippery whereas winter creates fogs disturbing the clarity of the scene. Therefore, spring and autumn is always the best time to trek.

What are the alternative packages for Mardi Himal trek?

Apart from Mardi Himal trek if you are planning to explore the Annapurna region from a different path, or even a shorter trekking route then you can go through our other packages with the following link Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, Short Poon Hill sunrise trek, Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek

If you are willing to conquer a more adventurous trek route then please check our next trek package through the following link Annapurna Sanctuary trek, Annapurna Circuit With Tilicho Lake Thorung La Pass Trek

If you want additional adventurous features along with trekking then you can go through our other trek packages with the following link Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Safari, Annapurna Panorama Trek with rafting

Join Himalaya Land Treks for a wonderful and breath-taking adventure where you can enjoy the Himalayan views in the ethnic villages of the exotic Annapurna region of Nepal. With us, you are guaranteed the best services and unforgettable vacation!

Itinerary of Mardi Himal Trek

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu (1300m/4265ft)

Overnight at 3 star Hotel

After you arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu at any time, you will be greeted by a Himalaya Land Treks’ representative who will transfer you to your Hotel. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara |820m/2690ft|6-7 Hrs

6-7 hrs
Overnight at 3 star Hotel
Breakfast

From Kathmandu, you will board an early bus to Pokhara on a 6-hour drive where you can enjoy the scenic view of terrace farms, rivers, and vast pastures. As you near the city, you can also catch your first glimpse of the Annapurna range and Mt. Machhapuchhre (6997m). Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel, and in the evening, you can also enjoy a leisurely boat ride on the beautiful Phewa Lake. Overnight say at the hotel in Pokhara.

Day 3: Drive from Pokhara to Kande |1 Hrs and trek to Forest Camp |2,500m/8202ft|5-6 Hrs

5-6 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

From Pokhara, you will have a short drive to the village of Phedi. From there, the trek begins as you follow the path to the beautiful village of Pothana. The trekking trail is laden with rhododendron trees and the environment is lush and brim with greenery. From Pothana, the trekking trail will then lead to the settlement of Pitam Deurali. Turning away from the main trail, you will climb towards the Forest Camp. Overnight stay at Forest camp.

Day 4: Trek from Forest Camp to Low Camp |2,970m/9744ft| 3-4 Hrs

3-4 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

From Forest Camp, you will follow the trail that will take to Low Camp. The views of the Annapurna mountains along the trekking journey is quite amazing; the Himalayan peaks tower over the Annapurna Valley and look like they are floating in the air. While ascending, you will start to notice the change in the vegetation as well, as the rhododendron woods are replaced with moist forests of maple and oak. Low Camp has a sparse number of lodges. Overnight stay at Low Camp.

Day 5: Trek from Low Camp to High Camp |3,550m/11647ft|4-5 Hrs

4-5 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

From Low Camp, you will make your way to High Camp today, following a steep flat path through the wet woodlands. As you trek up to High Camp, the trail presents marvelous views of the Himalayas, with the Annapurna South (7219m) and Hiunchuli (6441m) towering beautifully in the horizon. The broken trail continues towards the Mardi Himal ridge. Finally, the trail arrives at High Camp, where there are few lodges and basic guesthouses. Overnight stay at High Camp.

Day 6: Hike up to Upper View Point |4,500m/14763ft|, back to High Camp|7-8 Hrs

7-8 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Early in the morning, you will wake up to witness the breath-taking phenomenon of the rays of the rising sun flowing down the silvery mountains of the Annapurna. After enjoying the panoramic views of the Himalayas, you will then trek along a well-established path through the grassy slope to Upper View Point. From Upper View Point, you can see the panoramic view of the Annapurna Sanctuary. The views also incorporate mountains in the Annapurna and Nilgiri ranges. Then, you will trek back to High Camp. Overnight stay at High Camp.

Day 7: Trek from High Camp to Siding Village |1,750m/5741ft|4-5 Hrs

4-5 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

While returning, you will take another route that winds around the valley, making a complete circuit. From High Camp, you will get back to Low Camp, from where the trail goes steeply towards the Siding village- a traditional settlement that is situated away from the busier trekking trails of the region. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Siding village.

Day 8: Trek from Siding Village to Lumre |3 Hrs| and Drive to Pokhara (820m/2690ft|2 Hrs

5 hrs
Overnight at 3 star Hotel
Breakfast/Lunch

From Siding, you will first trek for about 3 hours to the village of Lumre, passing by the ethnic Brahmin villages of Kalimati and Ghalel. At Lumre, a car or a jeep will take you back to Pokhara; the drive takes about 2 hours. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Pokhara.

Day 9: Drive to Kathmandu | Farewell Dinner | (1300m/4265ft)

6-7 hrs
Overnight at 3 Star Hotel
Breakfast/Farewell Dinner

From Pokhara, you will bid farewell to the Annapurna Mountains and drive back to Kathmandu. Following the same Prithvi Highway, the drive continues along the Trishuli River and heads east to Kathmandu. Here, you can shop around the local markets and prepare to head to your next destination. At the end of the day, you will indulge in a farewell dinner hosted by the Himalaya Land Treks. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 10: Departure to the international airport.

Breakfast

Approximately three hours before your scheduled flight, you will be dropped off at the airport for your departure.

What is included in Mardi Himal Trek

  • Airport pick up and drop off, upon arrival and departure
  • Pre trek meeting.
  • 3-star Hotel in Kathmandu for 2 nights. 
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu travel on a deluxe tourist bus. 
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (Annapurna Conservation permit and TIMS).
  • Trekking equipment: down-filled sleeping bag, walking poles and a duffel bag.
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Guide and porter salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food, and lodging.
  • Private Jeep transport Pokhara to Kande.
  • Private transport Lumre to Pokhara.
  • Full meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on your choice. 
  • Supplementary snacks: energy bar and cookies.    
  • Fresh seasonal fruits after dinner.
  • Unlimited Chlorine treated Safe Drinking water. 
  • Oxi-meter: To check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen saturation to Mardi Himal and return.
  • All mountain accommodation (Soft, comfort, private room with shared toilet). 
  • 3-star Hotel in Pokhara with Breakfast.
  • A comprehensive First Aid kit.
  • All government and local taxes. 
  • Souvenir: Himalaya Land treks t-shirt and Trekking Route map. 
  • Farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese Restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance.

What is excluded in Mardi Himal Trek

  • Nepal visa (USD 30 for 15 days and USD 50 for 30 days).
  • Your international flight to and from Nepal.
  • Meals in the city except for breakfast and other mentioned special dinner.
  • The cost incurred during the tour around the city
  • Cost for additional trips.
  • Hot showers, Wi-Fi & battery charging on a trek.
  • Travel insurance (for helicopter evacuation if needed whilst on trekking).
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, internet/e-mail, etc.
  • Bar and beverage bills.
  • Tip for guide, porter, and drivers.

Fixed Departure Dates

We will easily organize this trip on the dates requested by you. Please contact us for your customized departure date

Check List

  • Health Requirement arranged 
  • Money:  Cash/Credit Card 
  • Down Sleeping bag provided by Himalaya Land Treks in Kathmandu 
  • First-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band-Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea.
  • Wet wipes for cleaning can be purchased in Kathmandu.
  • Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Day pack (25-30 liter) to carry your personal needs during the day
  • Torch/flashlight - headlamp style is ideal
  • Insect repellent, sunscreen, and lip balm
  • Refillable water bottle - Min 1 Liter Aluminum or Nalgene polypropylene are best
  • Warm Hat, Sunhat/bandana,  Scarf, Sunglass, Gloves - wool or fleeced and gore-tex
  • Bag Liners to waterproof your bags (A duffel bag is provided to each trekker for trekking by Himalaya Land Treks in Kathmandu)
  • Wind and waterproof Jacket & Pants
  • Comfortable and sturdy walking shoes (worn frequently prior to departure)
  • Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination - ensure boots fit such combination
  • Running shoes or sandals for evening
  • Wool jumper/sweater/fleece. Lightweight during summer, 1 heavyweight or 2 lightweights during winter months
  • T-Shirts 3 or 4
  • Shirt - Long Sleeved
  • Reading/ writing materials
  • Thermals Upper and lower  
  • Extra warm clothing during winter ( December to March) 
     

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