Mardi Himal Trek
Mardi Himal Trek is the least visited and popular trekking package in the Annapurna region. Mardi Himal trekking takes you to the base camp of Mardi Himal (5580 m) peak which lies to the south of the famous Fishtail Mountain to the east of the Modi Khola.
This Mardi Himal trek is one of the adventure off beaten trekking trail that leads to the base of the Mardi Peak. The name Mardi is given for its long rising ridge. Mardi Himal trekking offers superb Himalayan views of the Annapurna massifs including all summits of the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri range and Fishtail Mountain. It is the less tourist trekking route in Nepal.
Mardi Himal is considered to be an ideal introduction to trekking in the high Himalaya with very short time period in Nepal. The trekking route is comparatively easy than the Annapurna Base Camp trek and Everest Base Camp trek. You will enjoy this Mardi trek for your first time trekking in the Himalaya region.
Trekking Group Size
Trekking Group is termed for the group of people with every individuals who go for a trip. A minimum of 2 people and maximum number of 12 is highly recommended as the size of the group. This planning ensures complete safety of the trekkers and convenience as well. However, with conditions applied, the group size can be customized as per the request of our clients.
[Note: Crew members are not counted within the trekking group size. This exclusive group of crews include one leader, assistant leaders and porters. One assistant leader for every 4 trekkers and one porter for every 2 trekkers]
Meals and Accommodation
During your stay in Kathmandu city, at the initial and the final stages of the trip, you will be residing at a 4 star hotel. The meal facilities in our Cost Includessection takes account of only breakfast facilities at this particular hotel. During the trek, breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served including varieties of snacks, cold drinks, and hot chocolate especially during the mountain part.
As mentioned above, accommodation will be facilitated at a 4 star hotel in Kathmandu. Whereas, during the trek, you will be staying at standard teahouses, lodges and camps, on twin sharing basis, that is determined by the viability of accommodation facilities at overnight stops.
As a general idea, health condition in a good state is highly recommended for any kind of tour. As, Mardi Himal Trek is categorized under Strenuous Level, one should have the ability to walk for at least 5 – 6 hours a day, and 8 – 9 hours in some of the days. The highest altitude that we climb in this particular trek is 5,000m/12,473ft. Trekking in higher altitudes requires more physical effort. If you have any kind of medical condition, we urge you to receive a counsel from medical experts and formally inform us before applying for this trip.
Previous trekking experience is further admired. Even if you do not possess any, our crew members will always be there to guide for your safety concerns. We believe that you are strengthened with a positive attitude and a strong determination towards this trip.
Taking every aspects in consideration, we have come up with a squad of perfectly skilled crew members who have been recruited especially for their respective fields. You will be guided by fluently English speaking professional experts and team leaders who have gone through all possible circumstances that might occur ruining your trekking experience. Boosted with knowledge of ecology, geography, wild lives, flora and fauna, culture and history, you will be directed with maximum possible efficiency.
We wish you a happy, convenient and safe journey!
The Best Season to go for Mardi Himal Trek is between October and May. This particular timespan provides you an efficient trekking experience with provisions of remarkable views of the environment around.
This part is analytically the most important of all. It is a must to gain knowledge about equipment required for a well-planned trekking tour. These gears not only adds convenience to your trip but, also, is totally responsible for its completion. We have formulated a clean list of equipment required for trekking in Nepal.
We, personally, do not sell any kind of insurances to our clients. We are, however, concerned about your safety as much as you do. Therefore, we advise you to plan a travel insurance policy before going for any of our trips. Unfortunate events such as sickness, medical issues, injuries or any kinds of accidents are possible measures that can ruin your trip or can even add threats to your life.
We can suggest some of the reputed insurance companies that can come in handy to you. You better be careful while you choose a company and select insurance plans that includes emergency air ambulance rescue service, medical expenses and compensation for trip cancellation, as we do not provide any kind of refunds. Please, formally, provide us a copy of your insurance plans before going for the trip.
[Note: We won’t be liable for any kind of the mentioned life-threatening accidents under any circumstances]
Permits and Fees
No special fees or permits is required for trekking in this region as trekkers do not need to climb any of the peaks. Only an entrance fee is charged to gain access to Annapurna Conservational Area [US $ 28 per person]. These fees can be paid at the National Park desk in Thamel or directly at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu [Tel: 00977-1-4222453, 00977-1-4223590] or Pokhara [Tel: 00977-1-521167]
Day 01: On arrival at TIA in Kathmandu [1,338m] our representative will receive you and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing
Day 03: Take a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara at evening Pokhara City sightseeing. Pokhara to Pothana
Day 04: Drive from Pokhara to Tibetan refugee Camp at Kaski then trek to Pothana. Overnight in a camp (1,620m.).
Day 05: Trek from Pothana to Forest Camp walking through the forest full of birch, giant rhododendron, mountain oak, maple, hemlock and daphe and viewing the Close up view of Annapurna II. Overnight at Camp at (2,550m.)
Day 06: Trek from Forest Camp to Low camp walking through the Tree fern and orchid forests, Modi Khola valley. Overnight at Camp (3,400m.)
Day 07: Trek from Low Camp to High Camp climbing steeply up out of the forest crossing the tree line. Overnight at Camp (4,100m.)
Day 08: Take a day rest at High Camp for exploring the vicinity up to the (5,000m.) altitude from where you get fine glimpse of the Mountain like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre and many more.
Day 09: Trek from High camp to Siding Village walking through the picturesque terraced fields. Overnight at camp (1,700m.)
Day 10: Trek from Siding village to Pokhara walking through the beautiful pasturelands, ethnic Tamang and Gurung villages and within a few hours you will meet road from where you take a bus to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11: Drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu. It takes 6 hr. for drive via tourist Bus.
Day 12: Departure to Tribhuvan International airport for your onward destination.
- All airport/hotel transfers
- 3 night hotel in Kathmandu and 2 night in Pokhara
- All accommodation and meals during the trek
- Domestic flights (Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu)
- An experienced English-speaking trek leader and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
- All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
- A comprehensive medical kit
- All government and local taxes
- Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
- Airport departure tax (NRs. 170 per person)
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Excess baggage charges
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu or Pokhara (Main city)
- Extra night accommodation 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 guides and porters
If above itinerary couldn’t meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made trip to suit your needs. Please let us know whether you would like to make your trip shorter or longer.
Mardi Himal Trek - Best Trekking for Less Crowed Route
We have done Mardi Himal trekking in November 2016. We were really not want a busy trek like Poon Hill and Annapurna base camp. As the Life Dream Adventure suggested us the less crowed route in Annapurna to this Mardi Himal Base Camp, we agreed on their recommendation. Really the trek was superb. We also had a desire to bird watch and explore the forests of Nepal. The Mardi Himal trek was the perfect trek, we rarely saw other hikers, we spent three great days in Rhododendron forests in the foothills of the Himalayas and finished with two great alipine days above 3600m in waist deep snow. Our guide Sabin made sure our every need was looked after. I would recommend this company to anyone who is looking to do a trek for different taste. You will not be disappointed by the service you receive.