Mardi Himal Trek

3 reviewsMardi Himal Base Camp
Trip Fact:
  • Duration 11 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • DestinationNepal
  • Max Altitude4200m
  • AccommodationHotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara, Tea house during trekking
  • MealsBreakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara, All meals during trekking
  • Trip Start/EndKande/Lumre
  • Group Size1-30
  • Best SeasonMarch, April, May, September, October and November are the best months.

What to Expect:

  • Witness the incredible Annapurna range and many other Himalayan mountains
  • Enjoy off-beat trekking in one of the less crowded trekking routes
  • Trek through dense forests of rhododendron, fir, pine, oak, etc
  • Experience tea house trekking
  • Unwind and relax while exploring the Annapurna region
  • Reach the Mardi Himal Base Camp that offers a gorgeous sunrise and breathtaking landscape
  • Learn about the mountain lifestyle while descending

Witness the incredible Annapurna range on the Mardi Himal trek - 11 days and explore an off-beat trekking route that goes through dense forests. Mardi Hike is an excellent venture in the east of the world-famous Annapurna Base Camp trek. To be more precise, east of Modi Khola, across the valley of Hiunchuli. It is a perfect trek for new trekkers who are looking for an adventurous journey but a less crowded trekking route.

Also referred to as the Mardi Himal Base Camp trek, the hike presents you with breathtaking landscapes and mountain panoramas of Annapurna I (8,091 m), Annapurna South (7,219 m), Mardi Himal (5,587 m), Fishtail (6,993 m), Nilgiri (7,061 m), Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), and numerous others. The entire trail ascends through dense rhododendron forests until you leave the tree line behind and walk along the ridge of Mardi Himal to the Base Camp.

The Mardi Himal trek route goes through different camps known as Forest Camp, Low Camp, and High Camp. To add the cultural essence to the Mardi Himal, we follow a different route while descending from the High Camp to Sidhing village. This part of the journey lets you experience the mountain village lifestyle and culture of the locals. Overall, this Mardi Himal is an ideal trekking package in the Annapurna region. You get to enjoy less crowded trekking, phenomenal sceneries, and off-the-beaten trekking routes. Fun fact, this Mardi Trip was only officially opened in 2012. So, you can understand why not many travelers have heard about Mardi trekking.

To book the Mardi Himal Trek 2022/2023, get in touch with us. We offer the best Mardi Base Camp trek cost along with a safe trip. If you have any queries regarding the trek, let us know freely. Similar trekking packages: here we have mentioned some similar grade trekking packages that you may like: Langtang Valley Trek, Everest Base Camp trek, Khayar lake trek, etc.

Weather and Temperature in Mardi  Himal Trek.

The weather and temperatures at Mardi Himal Trek is various throughout the year. They are defending by 4 different seasons summer, spring, winter and Autumn.

Spring Season for the trek

In Spring season the weather is perfect for trek. The sky above you head will be blue and crystal clear. The views of mountains won't be obstructed by any medias. In spring forest beauty is enhances by the colorful Rhododendron blossoms.
The average day time temperature is about 17 degree c. However it may go up to 20 degree c. The temperature at nights and early morning are colder but not so freezing.

Summer season (monsoon seasons) for trekking

Summer season is warm with heavy downpour and frequent monsoon rains. During summer season ,the views is obstructed by heavy clouds .thus usually views are not clear ,even though the weather is not favorable, if you are lucky enough you may catch the dirt free and beautiful scenic views after heavy downpours.
The summer season is warm with average temperature between 10 -23 degrees. However the temperature after rainfall and during nights and mornings drops to 5 degrees.

Trekking in Autumn Season

Autumn season arrives just after monsoon season. As monsoon has cleared the atmosphere autumn season has clean and dear environment. The mountain shines with grace when rays of sun strike it. The weather is much more favorable and satiable for trekking. There is low precipitation and hence low chance of rainfall. However it may rain little in early autumn in September. The day time temperature is around 20 degree c, whereas night time temperature is close to 5 degree Celsius.

Trek in Winter Season

Winter in mountain range means unbearable cold winter continues from December to February at Mardi Himal. The weather is extreme and unfavorable for trekking. The trekking trails are covered with piles of snow due to heavy snowfall. During winter season, the average temperature drops about to 5 degree, with every 1000m ascent in height. The days are a bit warm with temperature of 9-13degrees. But the temperature of morning and evening are freezing. At these times temperature reaches down to -10 degree Celsius.

Mardi Himal Trek Difficulty

There are many factors that make the Mardi Himal Trek a bit more difficult than the other famous long treks in the Himalayas. The terrain and the elevation play a huge role, along with no proper tourist infrastructure. A daily walk of 6 to 7 hours through the rough forested path is needed. The trekkers have to be fit.

Frankly, we believe anyone can do Mardi Himal trip package if they have the will and determination. Our full support makes the journey somewhat bearable. We arrange everything for you.

Itinerary

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You land at the Tribhuvan International Airport. One of our team members will pick you up from the airport and drop you at the hotel. Later, we meet you in the hotel lobby and brief you about the day program & prepare for the trek. In the late evening, you can meet some other team members over a welcome dinner.

  • Hotel
  • Welcome Dinner
  • 1,350m/4,429ft

After breakfast, we pick you up from your hotel and begin driving to Pokhara. It is the second biggest city in Nepal. The roadways from Kathmandu to Pokhara offer beautiful landscapes. Therefore, the drive will be comfortable and stress-free. You also get to enjoy a glimpse of snowy mountains on the way. Spend the evening enjoying the sunset at Phewa Lake.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 827m/2,713ft

Our trek begins today. We drive to Phedi. The trail starts from here. Walking on an uphill route, we reach Dhampus village. The trail then continues to Pothana and follows a forested path to Deurali. It's an easy walking day.

  • Hotel/Lodges
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2232m

We leave the ABC trekking route and follow an off-beat trail that leads to Mardi Himal Base Camp. The trail goes through dense forests of maple, oak, rhododendron, and hemlock. After walking through forests for a few hours, we reach Forest Camp. Locals call this place Kokar.

  • Hotel/Lodges
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2,520m/8,268ft

Today, we continue our trek to Low Camp. The trail steeply ascends through forests of rhododendron. You can see trees covered with ferns, moss, and lichen. As you approach Low Camp, you can see a change in scenery. The views along the way are superb.

  • Hotel/Lodges
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2,970m/9,745ft

From Low Camp, we trek through other rhododendron forests and aced to Badal Danda. This place offers stunning views of snow-capped mountains like Annapurna, Mardi Himal, Gangapurna, Fishtail, Hiunchuli, etc. Soon, we begin trekking above the treeline. The views of the mountains get prominent.

We walk along the ridge of Mardi Himal and come across some bushes. If we are lucky, we may get to see danphe on the way. It is the national bird of Nepal, also called Lophophorus. We'll spend the night at High Camp.

  • Hotel/Lodges
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3,540m/11,615ft

The trail takes us to the highest point of the trail today. From High Camp, we begin trekking through grassy slopes. We then walk on the steep uphill path to reach Mardi Himal Base Camp. From here, the views of the western Himalayan mountains are remarkable. You get to see the best view of Annapurna South from here. Later, we descend to High Camp to spend the night retracing the same trail.

  • Hotel/Lodges
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 4,500 m/ 14764 ft

While descending from High Camp, we use a different trail and drop down to Sidhing village. This part of the trail offers insight into the mountain lifestyle of the locals. The trail goes through the forested path to Sidhing village.

  • Hotel/Lodges
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 1700m

Today is our last day of the trek. From Sidhing, we descend further to Lumre where our trek ends. From here, we use a local vehicle to drive back to Pokhara. The evening we’ll spend in Pokhara relaxing and exploring the busy Lakeside market.

  • Hotel/Lodges
  • Breakfast
  • 920m / 3018 ft

Time to get back to Kathmandu. Enjoy a great ride back to Kathmandu. The remaining day in Kathmandu is leisure. Do shopping and visit nearby tourist areas. We see you in the late evening over a complimentary farewell dinner.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 1,350m/4,429ft

The trip has ended. You fly to your next destination. Our airport team will take care of your check-out and airport drop.

  • Breakfast
Note

Please be informed that flight option also available for Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu route. Please let us know if you are comfortable to pay extra for the flights.

Cost Details

Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
  • All Hotel/Accommodation in Kathmandu twin sharing on Bed and Breakfast (as per itinerary)
  • All Hotel/Accommodation in Pokhara twin sharing on Bed and Breakfast (as per itinerary)
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
  • An experienced trekking guide including salary, insurance, flight, food and lodging
  • Trekking porter including salary, insurance, flight, food and lodging ( 1 porter for 2 trekkers basis)
  • All necessary paper works, trekking permits and TIMS card.
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All trekking equipment for trekking staff
  • All government and local taxes
  • Transportation by Tourist bus for Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu
  • All land transportation by private vehicle

Excludes

  • Nepal entry Visa fee
  • International Airfare and Airport Tax
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara ( if needed)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • All Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, battery recharge, bottle, hot shower etc)
  • Tips for guides, porters & trekking staffs
  • All kind of drinks, hot water, alcoholic and soft drinks.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in cost include.

Dates & Price

Trip DatePriceAvailability 
Start DateSundaySeptember 04, 2022End DateWednesdaySeptember 14, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $847

Good to Know

Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek Permit

The Mardi Himal trek permit incles TIMS Card and Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit. Both permits are available in Kathmandu and Pokhara government tourism department offices. While trekking with us, our total trek cost covers the permit fees

Accommodation & Food in Mardi Himal 11 Days Route

You will stay in tea houses during the Mardi trekking. The tea houses have small yet clean rooms. You'll get a comfortable bed and blanket to spend the night. It gets cold at night, so it is better to carry your sleeping bag to deal with the cold. The rooms are twins shared with a common washroom.

You will have a hygienic meal during the Mardi Himal base camp trekking prepared by teahouses. You will be served three meals daily. The breakfast is prepared heavy so that you can start your day with high energy, followed by a traditional Nepali lunch that is nutritious and filling.  

Nepalese traditional lunch includes Dal Bhat. Steamed rice will be served with vegetables, spinach, lentil soup, and pickles. Dal Bhat is the most fulfilling dish as it will keep you energized for a long time. Similarly, you get boiled water to drink.

Travel Insurance for Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal base camp trek is a remot off-beat trek. So, it's better to get travel insurance for your backup. It's not necessary, but we recommend getting travel insurance to keep you on the safe side.

The trekking route has no proper health care facility. If any medical emergency occurs, the next option after giving first aid is to air evacuate you to a nearby hospital in Pokhara or Kathmandu.

Mardi Trek Modern Comforts (Wi-Fi, network, hot shower, charging, atm, etc)

  • Wi-Fi is not available along the Mardi Himal Trek route. You can use a Nepali sim card to get access to the internet, but the connection may not be as strong and stable all the time.  
  • A charging facility is also available at every tea house. You can charge your phones in the reception area as most of the charging points are in reception. You will also have to pay an extra USD 3-5 per device.
  • There is no ATM on the trail, so make sure that you withdraw enough cash required for the trip in Pokhara.
  • There are hot showers available for you to wash off your sweat. The heating system is powered by solar energy, so if it's windy and cold, you may not be able to take a hot shower. The majority of tea houses have hot showers but have to pay a few extra bucks to use the service.

FAQs

  • Q1. How much does Mardi Himal trek cost?

    The Mardi Himal trekking cost USD 750 to USD 950 and above. The cost covers your overnight stay and breakfast in cities, along with all the meals/accommodation during the trek. Similarly, all the ground transportation as per the itinerary, permits, and guide/porters expenses are covered in the package cost.

  • Mardi Himal is a moderate off-beat trek. The trail can be on a little difficult side for beginner trekkers because of the long ascents. The terrain is steep and rough. Likewise, the trekking area is very remote and has bare minimum facilities.

  • If you are good at reading a map and finding the trail, you can do trek to Mardi Himal without a guide. The problem is the steep, rugged trekking route and isolation. You may not come across any other trekker or local at some part of the trail. So, we believe it's not safe to trek alone because if any unseen situation happens to you, there may be no one to help you.

  • Including your arrival and departure, the Mardi Himal trek can go around 8 to 11 days. If you are already in Kathmandu or Pokhara, you can do the trek in 4 to 5 days as well. Contact us for more information.

  • Mardi Himal is located east of the famous Annapurna Base Camp. It is a relatively new trekking route in the Annapurna region, Gandaki Zone, near Pokhara.

  • The best month to enjoy trekking to Mardi Himal is from March to early May and late September to November. It means pre-monsoon and post-monsoon time is perfect for Mardi Himal trekking.

  • From Pokhara, you have to drive to Phedi. It's around a 40 minutes drive. From here, it's 3-4 days of walking to Mardi Himal Base Camp.

  • Yes, the Mardi Himal trek is safe for anyone in good health. You'll be trekking with a guide and porter, so there's nothing to worry about. Our crew members are experienced in leading groups in the Himalayas and will keep you safe.

  • While trekking in mountainous region you should strictly consume which keep you filled and fueled. You won't get much choice in foods the serves limited menu only. They mostly serve typical Nepalese food. The most perfumed among Nepalese menu is Dal Bhat as it is healthy and filling as well.

    Various items like corn bread, pasta, pancakes and Chopsey are available as breakfast in this region. In case of drinks, tea hot lemon, soda, coffee etc are available. The prices of these items are affordable, but luxury drinks may cost you more.

    Alcohols are also available in this region. But we suggest you not to drink alcohol during the trek, as drinking alcohols during the trek degrade your health conditions.

     

     

  • There are lots of guesthouses and tea houses providing accommodation along the trekking trail. However, this accommodation center provides basic facilities only. In peak season, due to over crowd of trekkers, you may be compelled to share your rooms with fellow trekkers. Sharing a room means sharing each of every stuffs of the room such as bathroom ,matters etc.

    The option for accommodation becomes limited as you ascend to higher altitude. In off seasons you will have more accommodation options in lower rates. They also offer discount scheme as per their terms and conditions.

Client Reviews

  • Cheong Weng
    Cheong WengSingapore |March 13, 2018
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    Mardi Himal Trek in March

    My two sisters and I did Mardi Himal trek with Shyam. It was very amazing. We start our trekking on March 02 and ends on 11 March. First day we felt quit hard due to very bad weather and a bit tired as we directly fly from Kathmandu. But second day we saw very nice view from Deurali. We all enjoyed every day with our guide and porters. DHA gave us good guide, porter & good hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara. We advise to anyone traveling Nepal to book all activities with this company. Thank you Suman and Hari for making our trip memorable!!!

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    Alana MchenryUnited States |September 05, 2017
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    Wonderful Mardi Himal Trek

    We travelled to Himalayan reason in Nepal. We did Mardi Himal 9 days trek with Dream Heaven Adventure. Our trek was very nice, our guide was very helpful, he managed everything in mountain very well and, in Kathmandu Suman organized everything. Our trek was brilliant; guide and porter both were very outstanding and have great information about the mountains route. We will definitely come back to travel to EBC with DHA next time.

  • Yukio Shigetomi
    Yukio ShigetomiJapan |May 10, 2017
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    Amazing Time in Mardi Himal

    We had amazing time in Nepal. Everything was great on the trek. Mardi Himal is best trek for those who want to go through forests. The whole trip was very well organized, and both guide and porter provided excellent service and were friendly and helpful. Suman and his agency is first class and best in Nepal.

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