Mardi Himal Trek - 8 Days

  • Duration 8 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Meals Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner During Trek
  • Accommodation Tea House or Lodge During Trek
  • Max. Altitude Mardi Base Camp (4500 Meters)
  • Activity Mardi Trekking
  • Group Type Any
  • Group Size 1 to 10
  • Best Season Spring and Autumn
  • Mardi Himal Trek offers you superb views of Mt. Dhauglagiri 8167m, Mt. Annapurna 8091m, Annapurna II 7937m, Annapurna III 7555m, Annapurna IV 7525m, Annapurna south 7219m Hiunchuli 6441m,  Machhapuchhare 6988m, etc.
  • Mardi Himal trekking is a less touristy trekking trail in Nepal
  • Visit the ancient monuments of the Kathmandu valley, which comprise sites like the Kathmandu Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath, Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square
  • Head to Pokhara and relishing at the sight of the snowy mountains like Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, and Annapurna from the viewpoint of Sarangkot
  • Do boating in the serene water of Fewa Lake
  • Visit the ancient settlements on the road to Bindhyabasini temple
  • Trek to the base of Mardi Himal and observe the gorgeous view of the Himalayan mountains
  • Visit the Siding village and learn the daily lifestyle, culture, and tradition of the locals there

The Mardi Himal Trek is a famous trekking trail in the Annapurna region among travelers as well as novice trekkers. This trek provides an unimaginable trekking experience that leads to the uninhabited parts of the Annapurna region. The Mardi Himal Trek offers an off-the-beaten trekking experience that takes you to the beautiful Mardi Himal Base Camp, which is situated at the foot of the colossal icy shard called Mardi Himal (5,587 m). The Mardi Himal Trekking journey takes you on a roller coaster ride that starts from the green hills of Pokhara, all the way to the snowy terrain of the Mardi Himal Base Camp.

The Annapurna region is heavily influenced by Gurung culture and traditions. Likewise, this region is also influenced by Tibetan culture too but to some extent. During the Mardi Himal Trek, you will get to witness Gurung cultures and festivals. If you take this trek during late December, then you can observe the Tamu Lhosar as well. Mardi Himal Trekking provides you with stunning views of Himalayan mountains like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Macchapucchre. Along with spectacular views of faraway mountains, it also provides a brief display of life in the desolate parts of the Himalayas. We at Green Valley Nepal Treks and Research Hub are glad to provide you with our professionally designed Mardi Himal Trek 10 days. We also provide tailor-made Mardi Himal Trek service, which is customized as per your need.

The Mardi Himal Trek Itinerary starts from Kathmandu, and after visiting the major world heritage sites, you drive or fly to Pokhara. Spend a day visiting the major landmarks of Pokhara and getting all the documents and trekking equipment ready. A short drive will take you to Kande, and now you shall commence the long walk to Deurali. Flanked with a view of amazing Himalayan mountains like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Mardi Himal, you reach Forest Camp. The route now sees very few people as these parts are less traveled. Fight the uphill battle and arrive at the High Camp. You will start to see traces of snow now. Finally, arrive at the Mardi Himal Base Camp, and after spending some time here, you head down to low camp. Learn the tongue of the locals in Siding, and drive to Pokhara then to Kathmandu where this Mardi Himal Trek shall end.

Benefits of Booking Mardi Himal Trek with Us

  • Free pick-up and drop-off service from/to the international airport
  • T-shirt and duffel bag from Green Valley Nepal Trek
  • Free Mardi Himal Trek Map
  • Medical kits could be required in several circumstances
  • Free Extra Luggage Storage During the Trek at Green Valley Nepal Store

Preparation for Mardi Himal Trek

Trekking to Mardi Himal Base Camp is not very simple. To reach the most stunning trekking location in Nepal, you only need to put in some practice, dedication, planning, and assistance. Anyone may participate in this trekking, but it is necessary to be in good physical condition, physically fit, and motivated. You need to go on a few short trips and walk for 6 to 8 hours a day, both uphill and downhill before you go trekking in Nepal. You may increase your stamina by doing aerobic workouts like running, swimming, cycling, and more. Try some yoga poses that will immediately improve your breathing, and before the journey, keep your body hydrated by drinking plenty of water. 

Mardi Himal Trek Cost Update for 2023 and 2024

Mardi Himal Trek Cost start from USD 555 per person.

Green Valley Nepal Treks offers Mardi Himal Trek at different prices based on the group size. Please flow for details:

No. of PaxMardi Himal Trek Cost per personInquiry
1USD 645Send Inquiry
2 to 4USD 595Send Inquiry
5 to 8USD 555Send Inquiry

If you have larger than 4 pax in the group please contact us via Whatsapp for a special group discount.

Day to Day Itinerary
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Our airport representative will meet you at Tribhuwan International Airport. He will drive you to the hotel in a private car and assist you to check in. You can take a rest after a long travel or go out of your hotel and explore some of the lovely places of Kathmandu city. You will meet your guide during the Mardi Himal Trek briefing that will take place in the evening. The hike's information and any missing equipment will be provided by the guide.

  • 3 Star Hotel in Thamel

Your domestic flight to Pokhara will depart after breakfast. To reach Kande, the beginning site of the Mardi Base Camp Trekking, you will depart from Pokhara with our guide. You will climb up from Kande to Australian Camp, then Pothana through a rhododendron forest, and finally Pitam Deurali. You are welcomed by magnificent vistas of the Annapurna peaks as you pass via ethnic Brahmin, Magar, and Gurung communities. For viewing the Pokhara valley and the Annapurna range, Pitam Deurali is the ideal vantage point. Once you've checked in, spend the night at a hotel to relax and acclimatize before the next day's hike.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 4 to 5 Hours
  • 5.5 Kilometers

You must go cautiously and slowly forward since your Mardi Himal Trek Route from Pitam Deurali will gradually climb in elevation. You will encounter more gorgeous greenery as you go to higher elevations. You will go along a trail that passes through rhododendron, birch, oak, maple, and hemlock forest. Wildlife such as leopards, deer, monkeys, and several bird species may be seen throughout your route. A steep crossing towards Annapurna South and views of Hiuchuli may be seen as you travel along the path and through the dense wood. After passing through Forest Camp (Kokar) and Rest Camp you will arrive at Low Camp, where you will be treated to a spectacular panorama of Fishtail Mountain.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 5 to 6 Hours
  • 6.8 Kilometers

Your Mardi Himal Trek journey will begin from Low Camp and travel via Badal Danda to High Camp. You must ascend through a rhododendron forest for one hour to reach Badal Danda. Although the routes are challenging, you will be rewarded with stunning views of the Mardi Himal, Annapurna Range, and Machhapuchhre (fishtail mountain). The ridge gets thinner as you go up, and you can see the huge valleys on each side. You will be facing the Modi Khola river valley to your left, which is bordered by communities that rise up to the Annapurna Sanctuary. You can see the Mardi Khola and Seti river valleys to your right. You can even see the Pokhara Valley on clear days. To get to High Camp, you must keep trudging along the ridgeline. On your trip to the high camp, if you're lucky, you could get the chance to witness Daphne, the national bird of Nepal.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 4 to 5 Hours
  • 8.5 Kilometers

In order to witness the sunrise over the mountains today, you will get up early. It will be the most memorable and challenging journey of your whole Mardi Himal Trek Itinerary today. Mardi Trek Route is more difficult than you may imagine because of a series of rapid ascents that you must accomplish on uneven and steep steps. To go to Mardi Himal Base Camp, will take you around 5 hours. At the elevation of 4500 meters, reaching the base camp while traversing a lush, green, High Mountain will make you feel extremely accomplished. You will also be captivated by the expansive panorama of the snow-capped mountain ranges of Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mardi Himal, Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna III (7,555m), and Gangapurna (7,455m). You will travel down to Badal Danda to enjoy the floating cloud that goes through you after capturing those amazing and delightful views in your heart.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 6 to 7 Hours
  • 12.3 Kilometers

It's time to descend to Siding after spending some wonderful time at Badal Danda capturing lovely memories, taking in the stunning Himalayan scenery, and discovering the natural environment with rare flora and wildlife. Instead of returning to Forest Camp, this Mardi Himal Trek alternate path descends to the remarkable settlement of Siding. You will eat lunch at Siding, and then you will take a shared jeep to Pokhara. You will have evening free time in Pokhara to go boating or explore the lovely lakeside surroundings.

  • 3 Star Hotel in Pokhara
  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • 5 to 6 Hours
  • 5.2 Kilometers

You will wake up early today and travel to Sarangkot to take in the splendor of the sunrise. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Manaslu may all be seen from Sarangkot. It also offers a wide-ranging vista of the Pokhara Valley, including the Phewa Lake. When returning to your hotel from Sarangkot, you may also tour Bindabasini, the city's oldest temple. You will take a deluxe tourist bus through the Prithvi Highway from Pokhara to Kathmandu after breakfast. Depending on traffic, it takes 7 to 8 hours to go around 205 kilometers. Along the way, you will pass through various landscapes and see the vibrant and busy bazaars of Damauli, Dumre, Mugling, etc. The Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek will be successfully concluded with a celebration that you will attend in the evening. Live ethnic music is available as you eat a typical Nepalese supper. You can purchase mementos to take home or take some photographs to remember your trip.

  • 3 Star Hotel in Thamel
  • Farewell Dinner
  • 7 to 8 Hours
  • 205 Kilometers

Depending on your departure schedule, we will often set up an airport transfer service three hours before departure. If you have additional time, we can set up some side trips for you, or you may go exploring on your own.

    Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

    Cost Includes
    • Pick-up from Kathmandu International Airport
    • 2 Nights Hotel in Kathmandu on BB Plan (Before and After Mardi Trek)
    • Flight ticket to Pokhara from Kathmandu including tax and transportation
    • 1 Nights Hotel in Pokhara with Breakfast (after Mardi Base Camp Trek)
    • Taxi to Kande (trek start point) from Pokhara
    • All the Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
    • 5 nights tea house accommodation during the trek
    • ACAP permit and TIMS (Trekker's Information Management System) card
    • An experienced and qualified English-speaking guide 
    • Guide food, lodge, transportation, salary, insurance, equipment, etc.
    • Sharing JEEP to Pokhara from Siding village (Mardi Himal Trek endpoint)
    • Deluxe Tourist Bus Ticket to Kathmandu from Pokhara 
    • Government VAT and official expenses
    • Airport transfer as your departure date and time 
    Cost Excludes
    • International airfare, visa fees and Travel insurance 
    • Lunch and Dinner in Pokhara and Kathmandu
    • All drinks include hot, soft, and hard coke, beer, and mineral water during the Mardi Himal Trek
    • Any expenses which arise due to a change of the itinerary.
    • Tips for staff (it is expected after Mardi Himal Trek)
    Departure Dates
    Start:TuesdayJun 06, 2023
    End:TuesdayJun 13, 2023
    Start:FridayJun 09, 2023
    End:FridayJun 16, 2023
    Start:SundayJun 11, 2023
    End:SundayJun 18, 2023
    Start:TuesdayJun 13, 2023
    End:TuesdayJun 20, 2023
    Start:FridayJun 16, 2023
    End:FridayJun 23, 2023
    Start:SundayJun 18, 2023
    End:SundayJun 25, 2023
    Start:TuesdayJun 20, 2023
    End:TuesdayJun 27, 2023
    Start:FridayJun 23, 2023
    End:FridayJun 30, 2023
    Start:SundayJun 25, 2023
    End:SundayJul 02, 2023
    Start:TuesdayJun 27, 2023
    End:TuesdayJul 04, 2023
    Start:FridayJun 30, 2023
    End:FridayJul 07, 2023
    Useful Info

    Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek Best Time and Season: 

    Autumn, spring, summer, and winter are the four seasons that the Mardi Himal Trek experiences. Autumn and spring are the ideal times of year for the Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek out of 4.

    • Autumn - September, October and Novemver

    For the Mardi Himal Trek, autumn is the ideal season. September, October, and November are the months that comprise autumn. One of the busiest times of year for trekking in Nepal. The Annapurna region's surroundings grow clearer in the post-monsoon season of autumn because of the summer's rainy weather. The region's picturesque splendor and visibility of the mountain ranges appear to be superb.

    • Spring - March, April and May

    The second-best season of the year for Mardi Himal Trekking is spring. March, April, and May are the months in which it occurs. Various plants sprout and bloom in the spring, including rhododendrons. It's that time of year when everything outside turns green and rejuvenated. During this month, you may experience the aroma of many flowers as you hike to the Mardi Himal. This time of year is when the splendor of the natural flora and animals is at its height. Because it is the pre-monsoon season, the sky is often clear, giving you a clearer perspective of the mountains.

    Food or Meal on Mardi Himal Trek: 

    • Breakfast

    Breakfast is the first meal you eat after the long fast from the previous night. To build up a lot of endurance for walking for a long time on the route, the first meal must be nutritious and pleasant. You will be given a variety of meals for breakfast, including bread and chapati, eggs, porridge, soup, pancakes, and more.

    • Lunch

    In Nepal, the lunchtime meal is regarded as the main course. Therefore, Dal-Bhat is prepared in all teahouses as the main dish along with many other kinds. In recent years, a significant portion of foreign trekkers has also started to favor Dal-Bhat as their lunch option. Rice, noodles, pasta, pizza, hamburgers, dumplings, desserts, and a variety of other foods are typically available at teahouses for lunch.

    • Dinner

    Dinner is a tasty meal after a strenuous day of walking. Similar types of lunch and evening meals are available at the teahouses along the trail. The majority of Nepalese enjoy eating dal baht for lunch and supper, although foreign visitors prefer to select different dishes. The teahouses make a variety of hot and cold refreshments available in addition to serving breakfast, lunch, and supper.

    Accommodation on Mardi Himal Trek: 

    The Mardi Himal Base Camp Trip is a teahouse trek that passes via guesthouses. The Mardi Himal Trek Route travels through a sparsely populated, extremely isolated area of the Annapurna range. As a result, the lodging options are also modest and provide few services. The bathrooms might be communal or private, and the rooms are typically tiny. The majority of the rooms are twin sharing, however, if you prefer a single room, please let us know in advance so that we may try to get one for you. But we can't guarantee it. The alternatives will decrease as the height rises, especially during the busiest hiking season, when hotels are fully occupied.

    Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek Difficulty: 

    One of the most underappreciated hikes in Nepal is the Mardi Himal Trek. A lot of hikers are unaware of this lovely trail. This journey has a moderate difficulty rating from novice hikers, however, it is easy in comparison to other hikes like the Everest and Manaslu Trek. The lengthy hikes uphill are sometimes a little challenging for beginners. But rest stops along the route make the trip enjoyable. High-end hiking equipment, like ropes and ice picks, is not necessary. Reaching Base Camp from High Camp is the most difficult portion. This section of the trek is difficult because of the steep, rocky slopes. The routes along this trek's itinerary are rugged and unpaved. When it rains, it might be a little more challenging since the track becomes slippery. Forests also get slick in the rain. However, getting enough rest and drinking enough water will ensure a successful and enjoyable walk.

    Travel Insurance for Mardi Trek: 

    The danger of altitude sickness is quite minimal on the Mardi Trek, which is rated as mild. However, the trip may encounter unanticipated or unplanned occurrences including accidents, illnesses, floods, landslides, or abrupt climatic changes. Therefore, Mardi Base Camp Trek requires travel insurance. Medical and emergency extradition, as well as high-altitude helicopter rescue and evacuation costs, must be covered by insurance coverage. Based on the experiences of our clients, we can suggest insurance providers to you, but we don't really offer insurance. After making your trek reservation, we kindly ask that you provide us with comprehensive insurance paperwork. In an emergency, we will quickly rescue you by using your insurance.

    Acute Mountain Sickness and Remedies during Mardi Himal Trekking: 

    In Nepal, altitude illness is sometimes referred to as acute mountain sickness (AMS) or altitude sickness. Altitude sickness symptoms often appear in Nepal at altitudes more than 3,000 meters. Due to the elevation of Mardi Base Camp (4500 meters), Acute Mountain Sickness might be a risk. Altitude sickness symptoms include headaches, exhaustion and laziness, a dislike of food, nausea, and vomiting, body tingling, dizziness, shortness of breath, and nasal bleeding.

    Stop ascending to higher elevations as soon as you begin to experience AMS symptoms and take some time to relax. Trek to a lower elevation if your condition does not improve. To keep your body hydrated, remember to consume lots of water and other drinks. Acetaminophen like Tylenol or another pain reliever like Ibuprofen 500 mg should be taken if you are experiencing extreme pain. Two times daily, take 250 mg of the altitude sickness drug acetazolamide.

    Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek Packing List: 

    Your hiking clothing and equipment are one of the most crucial and significant things during Mardi Himal Trekking. The right tools include a sleeping bag, a set of High Mountain walking boots, poles, a duffel bag, necessary warm and comfortable hiking clothing, warm socks, gloves, sunglasses, sunscreen, and so on. Another important consideration is that the finest gear for hiking in the high mountains should be light, breathable, and comfortable. Ensure that you have all the required paperwork, records, and concepts for restricted and non-restricted items. Here are some more items to consider adding to your packing list: Recommended Packing List for Nepal Trekking

    Mardi Trek Guide and Safety: 

    Our client's safety and security are guaranteed, and we are ready for everything. The following safety precautions are taken by Green Valley Nepal Treks, a reliable company:

    • Trek leaders and guides have years of expertise leading treks, so they can guarantee your comfort, safety, and security.
    • We provide intensive wilderness first aid training to all of our guides.
    • As you progress through the walk, our guide will inspire and motivate you.
    • In hiking areas, we inspect the sanitation of the meals and lodging.
    • We have all the tools, equipment, and first aid supplies we require.
    • Our trek leaders have the right to cancel or continue a tour if someone becomes ill.
    • We will send out a chopper to evacuate people in case of crises (covered by insurance).

    Mardi Himal Trek Booking Procedure: 

    Having been in business for more than 10 years, Green Valley Nepal Treks is a government-approved, registered, and bonded trek and tour company in Nepal. We are members of the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) and the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN). Therefore, you may securely make trip reservations with us. For the confirmation of your Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek reservation, we ask a 10% advance payment. Within a week of making your reservation, email us the relevant paperwork, including a copy of your passport, two passport-sized pictures, your travel insurance information, and flight information. Western Union, bank transfers, and online payments through the website are all accepted forms of payment. After you get to Kathmandu, you may pay the remaining trip expenses using cash, a bank transfer, or a credit card. Additionally, we will send you payment information and accepted methods.

    What our travelers saysClient Reviews
    • TripAdvisor

      November 2022 - Mardi Himal Trek

      Used them during the November 2022 Mardi Himal Trek. Mr. Raj provided me with excellent answers to all of my questions. Throughout our hiking days, we received attention and appreciation. Additionally excellent were the lodging and cuisine. I appreciate you all for making my vacation extraordinary. I would strongly advise hiring Green Valley Nepal Treks if you are considering a Mardi Himal trek.

      Shane AlbertNovember 16, 2022United States
    • TripAdvisor

      Mardi Himal Trek Was Just Ideal

      The trek was just ideal. The climb was converted into one of our finest life experiences by the Green Valley Nepal Treks crew. They helped us arrange for the Mardi Himal Trek. Mr. Arjun did all the preparations for us before the walk and was very informative. Sushanta, our guide, was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful. He led the way while also supporting the entire team. Since there was no pressure, we could savor each second in the mountains. Because of me, we were continuously running behind schedule, yet Sushanta never abandoned us. The rooms and cuisine met our needs and were priced quite affordably. If you ever plan to go to Nepal, definitely choose Green Valley Nepal Treks, you will be in safe hands.

      James GuruleMay 11, 2022Malaysia
    • The lodging is modest when compared to a city's finest hotel or resort. The room has basic furnishings including single, double, triple, twin, etc. beds. There will be beds with mattresses, covers, and other items. Shared bathrooms and toilets are available. You must have toilet paper, shampoo, soap, and a towel on hand. There is an additional fee for WI-FI.

    • There are showers at Deurali and Siding. Both the High Camp and the Rest Camp lack showers. You may use a bucket to take a shower if you want to.

    • In Mardi Himal, clean drinking water is provided by almost all teahouses. As a result, you don't need to worry about the water's purity when hiking. Simply bring a water bottle, and fill it up at the teahouse each morning before you go out on your hike. We do suggest that you bring water purifiers or pills, nevertheless, in order to cleanse the water before consuming. The shops and teahouses along the route also sell bottled water. However, because buying bottled water just increases the amount of plastic trash on the trekking path, we do not advise doing so. Never consume water from the tap, a nearby river, or any other natural source, either.

    • Only the urban regions of Nepal, including Kathmandu and Pokhara, accept credit cards. Credit cards are not accepted when you enter the hiking area. You must thus have adequate cash on hand.

    • In most cases, the trip leader will assist and support you to descend to a lower altitude if you fall ill. We will set up an emergency helicopter evacuation service if you are critically ill or hurt. Depending on the scenario in the mountains, our guide will respond right away. Ensure that you have travel insurance that includes coverage for both high-altitude trekking and emergency evacuation services.

    • The staff at Green Valley Nepal Treks has successfully guided several treks for women traveling alone in the Himalayas of Nepal. While seeing Mardi Base Camp with us, you will feel 100 percent protected. We promise that your vacation will remain in your memory for the rest of your life.

    • We will provide one porter for every two trekkers, depending on the size of the group. Throughout the walk, the porter will carry 12 to 15 kg of baggage per person. You must carry your daypack to store your personal items, such as your wallet, camera, water bottle, dry food, headlamp, and other electronics. Please only carry items that are absolutely necessary.

    • Yes, there are many tea houses along the walk path, however during the busy season, they could fill up. When choosing the best time to embark on the Mardi Himal trip, you must be extremely vigilant about the accommodations.

    • The Mardi Himal Trek's highest point is 4500 meters above sea level. Similar to that, the Mardi Himal Trek from Pokhara covers a total of roughly 68 kilometers.

    • The journey can definitely be extended by a few extra days. We may add days to your journey at your request, but there will be an extra charge to cover guides, porters, lodging, and food.

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