Mardi Himal Trekking in Nepal

Overview

The Mardi Himal Trekking adventure is a newly opened trekking destination of Annapurna region which is usually chosen to escape crowd and dive in to the peace of nature. The whole region is dominated by the views of Himalayas of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu Himalayas in wide open spaces. The Mardi Himal Trek was opened to tourist in 2012 and is a naturally diverse trek leading through beautiful forests advancing to rocky hills along with several base camps. In some places the travelers pass through stone built traditional villages along with a delightful walk in the rhododendron forests. The highlighted region of Mardi Himal Trekking adventure is low camp which has the best views of Machhapuchhare Himal with the facility of lodging and catering. The travelers utilize this lodging place and get accommodated to see the Machhapuchhare himal on the backdrop of sunrise and sunset.

There are various ways of enter the trekking trail to Mardi Himal Base Camp but every entry trail ends at Deurali. The travelers starting from Deurali follow the trekking trail towards Forest Camp passing through forests of rhododendrons and timber-woods. After the trekking trail of Forest Camp the new trail to Low Camp that lies in the jungle and ends in the open ridge following the route to high camp which is second last stop before Mardi Himal Base Camp. It is best for travelers to rest at Low Camp and High Camp to overcome altitude sickness. It take only 4 hours trekking from high camp to reach the Mardi Himal Base Camp. The travelers can either camp at Mardi Himal Base Camp or return at High Camp. In the end of the trip the travelers head back to Deurali and from Deurali they take vehicle to Pokhara City.

Mardi himal trek best season:

 

Best time of year to go trekking/hiking along the Mardi Himal trail the Weather along the Mardi Himal trekking range is subject to change: There are however peak seasons and the following months have traditionally been used as a guide and porter for preferred times of the year to do the Mardi Himal trek. frist Sept-October – November and still fifteen December: this is Nepal’s peak and best time to go hiking February-March-April and end of may: this is the end of the dry season and the second best time of year to go trekking. November/December to January/February: the skies are clear but it can get very cold and there is a risk of passes being closed due to snow. May – June: This is Nepal’s hot pre-monsoon season and it can get very warm indeed. The valleys however are starting to bloom with flowers though. June – frist September: this is Monsoon season and the least popular time to go trekking/hiking in Nepal. The risk of leeches, downpours increases greatly. Due to the early forested areas leeches at this time of year in Mardi Himal are quite active! (wear long trekking trousers tucked in at this time of year)  but nepal guide info team organized this trip all the year .

How much does the Mardi Himal trek cost?

 

Nepal Guide Info team organized very cheap and reasonable price for 8 Mardi Himal trek,. Full board package Cost Per Person :590$ ( ACAP fee,TIMS cards fee, Transportation, T Accommodation during the trekking, Meals Cost, Clints, Staff (Porters and Guide) and Staff Insurance )

So If you have more then 5 person in a group Cost Person:497$ and If you have more then 10 person in a group one person free for all trip Per person:485$USD

Cheapest way Mardi Himal trek just hiring a guide and porter ,Guide cost Per day 25$ USD and Por

ter Cost Per day 18$USD                                                                                                                                                                                                Mardi Himal trek is subject to many things you need Firstly you will need an Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permit which is cost 30$ or 3000 Nepali repess and a TIMS Card (Tourism Information Management System) which is USD $20 for solo trekkers or USD 10 if you are with a group. Both available via trekking company and individual trekkers by tourism board Kathmandu and Pokhara.

How difficult is the Mardi Himal trekking?

 

In terms of terrain there are no ropes needed and no ice picks needed this trekking. There is no vertical climbing involved though going from high camp to base camp is quite steep and rocky. The trails are not paved. It is rough, rocky and gravel strewn after forest camp. The forested part of your trek can get slippy if it rains lots a rain during monsoon. The hardest part of the Mardi Himal trek is going from High Camp to Base Camp. If you have an extra day it’s worth taking your time for the return trek and staying a night in low camp before going back down more easy and going down please don,t run if you come down fast you have very painful your body when you reach in Pokhara .
ccommodation and Food along the Mardi Himal Trek:
Accommodations are completely basic though the standard of sleeping room are clean and good. In a peak season, sometimes, somewhere you have to adjust in multi share basis (room sharing other group). Don’t forget to carry your own sleeping bag and warm cloth because high season they can’t provided a blanket but low season they have provide a blanket

Tea House Accommodation along the Mardi Trek and hiking

 

Foods are plain but it is a fresh, However, expensive as you go higher altitude place. For the food in this Mardi Himal trek if you estimate 25 to 28 USD per day is ok per person. Food is cooked by the local people of them family. Nepali food (Dal Bhat ), Cheese macaroni, muesli, pancake, porridge etc. are available but must of trekkers love a Nepali Dhal bhat.

 

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus

Day 2: Drive to Phedi and trek to Pothana Deurali (2150m)

Day 3: Pothana Deurali to Forest Camp (2480m)

Day 4: Forest Camp to Low Camp (3150m)

Day 5: Low Camp to High Camp (4100m)

Day 6: Exploration/Sightseeing Day

Day 7: High Camp to Siding (1280m)

Day 8: Siding to Pokhara

Day 9: Pokhara to Kathmandu

Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus
Enjoy a scenic drive in a tourist bus for about 8 hours. Then you will find yourself in Pokhara or I will organized your hotel in Pokhara stay overnight at Pokhara nice and clean 2 /3 star  hotel depend on your budget

Day 2: Drive to Phedi and trek to Pothana Deurali (2150m)
Drive for an hour to reach Phedi. Then trek to the Deurali (a low pass) of Pothana village. You make a gradual ascent to your destination in about 4 hours. stay overnight nice and clean guest house

Day 3: Pothana Deurali to Forest Camp (2480 m)
Walking through villages and forests, reach the forest camp in about 5 hours.stay overnight nice and clean guest house

Day 4: Forest Camp to Low Camp (3150m)
You will experience the thrill of walking in the total wilderness of thick forests covered with rhododendron and other trees. Mostly the trees are covered with mosses and lichen. Occasionally the thick foliage opens into small windows, from which you will stare at the stunning sceneries of in the direction of Hiunchuli and Annapurna South. On the left side far below lies the Modi Khola Valley. As you approach the camp, captivating views of the northern face of Mt Fishtail greet  stay overnight nice and clean guest house

Day 5: Low Camp to High Camp (4100m)
Pass through rhododendron forest and alpine pasture land to reach the High Camp. In clear weather, you will definitely enjoy the Himalayan panorama.Stay overnight nice and clean guest house

Day 6: Exploration/Sightseeing Day
Relax, acclimatize, and explore the surrounding areas from this high vantage point. Have your fill watching the panorama today.

Day 7: High Camp to Siding (1280m)
The return route is different. You will walk through thick forest and then see the terraced farmland as you return to the Upper Mardi Khola region. You will see the original rural Nepal with its life at ease and proximity of Mother Nature. Stay overnight nice and clean guest house

Day 8: Siding to Pokhara
Treat yourself to magnificent sceneries of the Himalayan region from this place and return to Pokhara then stay overnight at pokhara

Day 9: Pokhara to Kathmandu
You can choose between a domestic flight and a tourist bus to return to Kathmandu or stay more days in Pokhara that  be your choice

Include/Exclude

Cost Including

Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car or van. It is depend of the group.

Two nights standard accommodation in 2/3 star category hotel in Kathmandu located tourist center, or up to you.
Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the in trekking
Local fresh fruits like orange, apple, banana and grape etc.
All accommodations during the trek.
Annapurna Conservation permit
Both way tourist bus Kathmandu/ Pokhara/Kathmandu or Flight or Car
An experienced Government licensed holder guide and porter to carry your luggage during the trek.
Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter
Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
If you need we will provide you sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffle bag and, if necessary etc provide or rent ( Nepal planet treks and expedition  ) .
All necessary Government paper TIMS Card etc.
Travel & Rescue arrangement.
All government taxes and Vat.
Cost Does,t Including
Meals yourself Kathmandu (L+D).
Your Travel insurance.
International airfare.
Nepal entry visa ( You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Nepal’s Airport in Kathmandu).
All kind drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks)
Personal shopping and laundry etc.
Personal trekking Equipment’s.
Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)
If do any tour and sightseeing and other activities etc.

Equipment List

Nepal Guide Recommended trekking gear list for Mardi himal trek 2017 /18 :
Jeans or slacks
Towel and toilet kit
Underwear
Gloves or mittens
Sleeping bag, warm to 20 degrees F, either down or fibrefill (or you can rent one in Kathmandu)
Parka, down or fibre fill; a ski jacket is ok
Sweater, wool shirt or acrylic pile jacket
Duffel bag, canvas or nylon, without a frame (for porters to carry)
Daypack or rucksack, waterproof, for you to carry
Water bottle 1 liter or 1 quart; be sure that it does not leak
Flashlight
Walking Boot

Health and Insurance 2017/2018 Recommended By Nepal Guide Info

We INSIST that an appropriate insurance policy is taken out which covers travel in isolated and mountainous areas, and which also includes helicopter rescue.
We recommend that you consult a reputable travel agent or insurance specialist.
Health Issues
We recommend that all clients consult their doctor to discuss the health issues associated with their trek. We also recommend that clients bring their own personal first aid kit to supplement the comprehensive first aid kit carried by the Trek Leader
Vaccinations Required
Please ensure that you allow at least 1 month to complete a course of vaccinations. Whilst your personal doctor will be the final authority,
We recommend the following
Poliomyelitis
Tetanus
Typhoid
Rabies
Meningococcal
Immunoglobulin (for Hepatitis A)

The Mardi Himal Base Camp Trekking is a recently-opened pristine trail in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The trail was walk only by shepherds and cattle before 2012. Trekkers follow the ridge above the Modi Khola river draining Annapurna Base Camp. The trail at first winds through dense rhododendron and maple forests rich in bird life. The clearings in the forests offer magnificent view of the Annapurna range.
 
The trail soon climbs above the tree line, offering undisturbed view of snow-covered peaks, including the most spectacular Mt. Fishtail. The changing colors of the peaks at sunset and sunrise appear heavenly. Eventually you will be rewarded with a view of Annapurna I (8,091 meters, 10th highest in the world) and other peaks seen from Annapurna base camp.
 
On day one, after breakfast, drive 40 to Kande to begin the trek. Day two heads to the forest camp at 2,700 meters. The trek branches off from the main trail towards Annapurna base camp. The forest camp has three tea houses in the middle of the forest. On day three, head to Badal Danda camp, at 3,300 meters. This offers undisturbed views of snow peaks and sweeping valleys. On day four, trek to High Camp at 3,600 meters – on this day the vegetation is mainly grass, allowing unbroken views of the range.
Day five is the toughest of all, with an altitude gain of almost 1,000 meters. Mount Fishtail and Mardi Himal appear closer. You will also see Annapurna III and Annapurna I at a distance. On the way back, go further to Badal Danda for the overnight stay. Day six is a trek back to Deurali, and on day seven you will trek down to Dhampus Phedi for the drive back to Pokhara.

7 Reviews on Mardi Himal Trekking in Nepal View All

2017-02-09 09:11:01

Babken Arzumanyan says:

Now we're back from our five days trek in the Himalayas! From Phedi (1100m) to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500m) in 2,5 days and then down for a bath in a hot water spring. All the time the nature was stunningly beautiful and even if it's gonna be nice t...

2017-02-07 12:15:58

Ruby Maya says:

Breathtaking views to all the way to Mardi himal base camp , there is NO time to blink your eyes!!! I love it, one NOT to miss. Also short n sweet trek! thank you for great organized and guiding Namaste !...

2017-01-26 13:12:33

Dianatul Huda says:

“Mardi Himal Trek 2017 with nepal guides ” Firstly, what an amazing trek ! I've done Annapurna Circuit & EBC & this one impressed me just as much as the other two. Sanjib was very helpful with all aspects of the trek and organizing it fo...

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