Mardi Himal Trek

10 Days from $ 699

Trip Overview

Mardi Himal Trek is a good alternative to escape away from crowded treks of Annapurna with stunning views and duration similar to Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. The name of Mardi Himal Trek is derived from Mount Mardi. It is the most southerly mountain of the Mount Annapurna range. This is wild, non tourist and not so crowded trekking route which has been recently explored by some vivid trekkers in Annapurna region. This is a striking and appealing trek in Nepal filled with magnificent routes that provide a golden opportunity to explore traditional villages with their authentic and original ethnic diverse cultures.

Mardi Himal is a newly opened trekking route in Annapurna region trekking. Mardi Himal Trekking is sandwiched between two popular treks; Annapurna Base Camp Trek and Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. It is a relatively a new trekking route in Annapurna region with spectacular views of the Annapurna Himalayan range. It’s a peaceful trekking route with very few trekkers along the way. The trek in Mardi Himal consist of short ascend and descend every day. It is an interesting trek compared to other popular treks in the Annapurna region. The Tea house on Mardi Himal Trek is basic and offers only the essential items to trekkers. Though the availability of foods and accommodation on the route is at the bare minimum, Mardi Himal Trekking is still an enjoyable trekking route which requires minimum effort. This mountain is about 5200 meter from sea level and lies less than fifteen miles north of Pokhara valley. Though the trek lacks number of services; it is one of the best treks away from the crowd and commercial trekking routes. Mardi Himal Trek is a hidden trekking route among most visitors coming to Nepal every year as only small numbers of trekkers make their way to Mardi Himal Base Camp each year. Mardi Himal Base Camp is situated under the glorious Machhapuchhre AKA Fishtail peak. The trail also includes several hours of walks inside rhododendron forests that look tremendously beautiful during March – April. The views along the route are impressive which includes Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre, Mardi Himal and Hiunchuli. And additional, the upper view point offers spectacular close up views of the whole Annapurna’s.

Mardi Himal Trek is a 10 days long trip in the Himalayas. It has a classic trekking route which is pretty quite during the whole year comparing to popular routes of Annapurna region giving you a taste of unspoiled culture and villages. It is considered beneficial to have an above average physical fitness level for this trek. Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are generally preferred as the best seasons for this trip. You don’t need previous trekking experience but a positive attitude and endurance to complete this trek. Join Himalayan Trekking Alliance now for carefully planned itinerary to explore this isolated yet truly beautiful region in eastern Nepal.

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Itinerary Overview

Day 1:  Kathmandu Arrival Day(Altitude – 1350m)

Day 2:  Kathmandu to Pokhara by Tourist Bus (Altitude – 820m, 7-8hrs Drive)

Day 3:  Pokhara to Pitam Deurali via Kande (Altitude – 2140m, Walking Time 4-5 hrs)

Day 4:  Pitam Deurali to Forest Camp (Altitude – 2550m, Walking Time 4-5 hrs)

Day 5:  Forest Camp to High Camp (Altitude – 3900m, Walking Time 6-7hrs)

Day 6:  High Camp to View Point or Mardi Himal Base Camp and Back or to Low Camp (Altitude – Max 4400m, Walking Time 5-6hrs)

Day 7:  Low Camp to Sidhing (Altitude – 1950m, Walking Time 4-5hrs)

Day 8:  Sidhing to Pokhara by Jeep (Altitude – 820m, 2-3hrs Drive)

Day 9:  Pokhara to Kathmandu (Altitude – 1350m, 7-8hrs Drive)

Day 10:  Final Departure

 

 

Price Includes

  • 6 days in the mountains which includes accommodation and 3 meals a day.
  • 3 nights of accommodation in city (Kathmandu and Pokhara) with breakfast.
  • All transportation including Airport pick up and drop off.
  • Annapurna National Park trekking permit and a Tourist Information Management System (TIMS) Card.
  • Government-licensed, English speaking guide.
  • Porter service (one porter for every two people).
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Farewell dinner.

Price Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa at Immigration at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) (approx. $40 USD) per person.
  • Trekking gear rental like sleeping bags, down jackets, trekking poles, etc.
  • All kinds of drinks and snacks.
  • Tips for the guide and porter after the trek.
  • Anything else not mentioned in the included costs above.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We believe emergency medical coverage is very essential for any traveler traveling to Nepal. Travel insurance exists to ensure that trekkers/travelers get medical help if things go wrong. For our treks and trekking peak expeditions in Nepal, you are highly recommended to get yourself insurance that takes account of trekking to 5000–6000m with helicopter evacuation. Lastly, make sure that you compare your insurance plans with others to get the right policy for you.

Yes! A 25 % deposit of the full payment is required to book the respective trip package. We have very simple cancellation policy in case of your trip cancelled.
The full payment due is after your arrival in Kathmandu and before the commencement of the particular trip package that was booked by the client. And if you deposit your full payment two month prior to your arrival we will give you the surprise gift upon your arrival at Hotel.

No, you don’t have to book anything else yourself because we provide a fully guided tour packages to all of our clients. From the airport pick up to your hotel rooms for your stay, all are inclusive to our trip packages, so, even during the entire trip, our guide will accommodate you entirely without the need to book anything yourself.

Cancellation policies are defined as the circumstances in which the “Host Company” will return (or in some cases doesn’t return) the money to their guest when the booked trip package is cancelled. Generally these policies tend to protect the “Host Company” in the event of unpredicted and unanticipated cancellations of a particular trip package. It is expected for our clients to keep in mind that each tour package available through Himalayan Trekking Alliance has a cancellation policy, and we try to do our best when you choose to cancel a tour package booked by or on your behalf.

  • $25 USD per person will be deducted and refund up until 30 days prior to your scheduled arrival.
  • $50 USD per person will be deducted and refund up until 14 days prior to your scheduled arrival.
  • $75 USD per person will be deducted and refund up until 6 days prior to your scheduled arrival.

As we asked for a 25% advance to confirm your trip, this amount will not be refunded if you don’t notify us about your cancellation or any re-scheduled date within five days before your scheduled arrival. However, if you provide us with your re-scheduled dates, we will keep your advance for up to one year from your scheduled arrival and apply it to the cost of your rescheduled trip.  We may ask for an additional advance amount if the overall cost of the trip increases.

To apply for Nepal’s entry Visa, you can submit an application for a visa directly on the official website of the Department of Immigration in Nepal before traveling to Nepal. Click here for online application. You can also acquire and obtain a tourist visa upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu.  You can also obtain an entry visa at the following border points of entry in Nepal if you traveling overland:

  • Kakarvitta, Jhapa District (Eastern Nepal)
  • Birgunj, Parsa District (Central Nepal)
  • Kodari, Sindhupalchowk District (Northern Border–for group tourists only)
  • Belahia, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi District, Western Nepal)
  • Jamunaha, Nepalgunj (Banke District, Mid-Western Nepal)
  • Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali District, Far Western Nepal)
  • Gadda Chauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur District, Far Western Nepal)

Our trekking packages are all inclusive in the basic standards, but we suggest each of you carry Nepalese currency of about Rs 40,000/- to Rs 50,000 (about $400 to $500) for extra expenses for the trip. These includes:

  • A down jacket rental ($1.5 per day) and sleeping bag rental ($1.5 per day).
  • Three meals with cups of hot tea are included, but you have to pay yourself if you want to have extra food and snacks, cold drinks, chocolate bars, bakery items, etc.
  • Tip are generally expected in the tourism industry in Nepal so we suggest you kindly tip the crew. The standard tip is at least $100 per crew for about 2 weeks trip or $15 per days for Guide and $10 per day for porter.
  • Buying mineral water in the mountains will cost $2 to $4 per bottle or you can buy water purification tablets in Kathmandu for about $5 and put them in water that we can get from the teahouses.
  • Additional costs not included while trekking includes hot shower cost ($3 to $5), battery charging ($3 to $7), Wi-Fi cost ($3 to $5 per hour), etc.
  • Extra hotel night in Kathmandu due to health issue, flight cancellation, weather conditions or an early return from the trip for any reason cost ($50 per night)

For your safety, this is the suggested trekking gear list for any type of trekking in Nepal. Either you bring most of your trekking gear with you or you can buy all of the following gear in Thamel, Kathmandu from one of the many shops open from 10am to 8pm.

  • Sleeping bag and down jacket rated for about minus 10 degrees
  • Waterproof hiking boots
  • Towel, shampoo and toiletries
  • Trekking pole
  • Camel-bag or water bottle
  • Wind breaker jacket and fleece coat
  • Warm woolen beanie, sun hat, socks (a few pairs)
  • Long and short trekking pants (a few pairs)
  • A few t-shirts (quick dry), gloves, sun glass and sun cream
  • Day bag (carry yourself with all of your valuable belongings)  size: 40L

Note: Sleeping bag and down-jacket can be rented in Kathmandu.

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