What to Expect

  • The scenic drive between Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Closest view of the Annapurna Himalayan range.
  • Trek into off the beaten track.
  • Diversity in Nature and Culture.
  • Traditional villages and sophisticated hospitality.
  • Picturesque landscape and dense Rhododendron forest.

About Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek is one of the common tourist attractions of Nepal. People from all over the world pick Nepal as their travel destination to explore the aesthetic beauty the country has to offer. The majestic mountain peaks, panoramic views, and warm hospitality are some reasons the tourists flock in and rejuvenate amidst nature. The flourishing tourism is one of the major sources of income at all scales in Nepal. Mardi Himal Trek is of moderate difficulty and is a good trekking route if you wish to trek in short span of time and avoid overcrowded treks of Annapurna range. The best season for trekking through this route is from March to May. The blossoming rhododendron forests, the views of majestic peaks like Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre, Mardi Himal and Hiunchuli, aren’t these sufficient reasons for you to opt this trek route?

Mardi Himal trek commences with the arrival at Kathmandu from where we drive to Pokhara passing by beautiful hills and countryside views. Pokhara is a city blessed with natural beauty; rich with heritages, mountain views, and lakes. The view of sunrays on the mountains early in the morning or late in the evening is such a pretty, surreal sight. The adventure begins from Pokhara as we take the high ridges of Annapurna region passing by Gurung villages along the way. The pine and rhododendron forests, the mighty Mardi River flowing downstream and the mountain ranges so close, are treat to the eyes and mind. The highest point of this trek is Mardi Himal Base Camp at 4500m, from where one can enjoy the landscape and panoramic views of the mountain ranges. Then we descend down to Pokhara and finally drive back to Kathmandu, wrapping up the ten-day trek.

We, High Camp Adventure, have been working in this field since the past decade rendering our quality services and making pleasant memories and bonds with trekkers from all parts of the world. We put forth quality services as the priority over anything else and have been able to maintain and upgrade the standards throughout, which makes us one of the preferred and trusted companies. Our team comprises of skilled manpower who are well trained with safety drills in case of emergencies. We make sure that your stay in Nepal with us is pleasant and you take back galore of memories back to your home country. Also, we make sure that you are connected to us and come back to us for more trekking experiences.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrival at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 2Kathmandu to Pokhara by bus. Driving 7-8 hours. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 3Pokhara to Kande and trek to Deurali (2,100 mt.) Walking 3-4 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 4Deurali to Forest Camp (2,550 mt.) Walking 4 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 5Forest Camp to High Camp (3,700 mt.) Walking 5-6 hour. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 6Hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4,500 mt.) and back to High Camp. Walking 7 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 7High Camp to Siding (1,700 mtt.). Walking 6 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 8Siding to Pokhara. Walking 1 hour and driving 2 hours. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 9Pokhara to Kathmandu by bus. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 10Transfer to Airport for your final departure from Nepal.

What's Included

Price Includes

  • Pick up & Transfer to and from Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) to your hotel in Kathmandu. 
  • Two nights accommodation at 2/3 star hotel in Kathmandu (breakfasts included).
  • Two nights accommodation at 2/3 star hotel in Pokhara (breakfasts included).
  • Transportation as per the itinerary.
  • Tea-house lodging during the journey.
  • Standard Meals during the journey (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
  • Expert Guide (registered and licensed by the government) with accompanying porters (generally, one porter for every two clients). ( High Camp Adventure covers the staffs’ meals and accommodations as well as wages, transport, insurance, and essential gear.)
  • Equipment (Sleeping bag, Down jacket, Walking poles).
  • Conservation Area and National Park entry fees.
  • Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) card.
  • Trekking Map.
  • Medical kit.
  • Government taxes.
  • Our service charge.
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu the eve of your international departure.

Price Excludes:

  • International plane ticket to and from Nepal.
  • Major meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara (other than breakfast).
  • Personal Expenses including laundry,telephone calls,bar bills,drinks and snacks.
  • Personal clothing and gear.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Shower fees at lodges, fees for recharging electronic equipment, and personal expenses along the trail.
  • Tips for Guides, Porters and staff.
  • Expenses incurred by cancelation and events beyond our control, for example, weather delays, trail detours, political unrest, illness and et cetera.
Departure note

Please take a look at our fixed departure dates for this Mardi Himal trek. If they do not fit with your schedule, then please let us arrange an itinerary that is more suitable to you and your requirements. 

Useful Information

Accommodation

All the accommodation as per the itinerary is included in the package cost. We have chosen a 2/3 star hotel in the cities for your comfort and safety. The hotels can be upgraded to more deluxe ones upon your request. While trekking in the Mountain, our guides will choose the best available lodge of the village from their past experience. As some villages have limited number of lodges, in a peak season like in Spring and Autumn, you may have to share a room with some stranger trekker as well. Comfortable two men tent with mattress and four seasons sleeping bag will be provided for the camping trek. Our crew will try to set the camp in a scenic place. All the hotel and camping accommodations are as per twin sharing basis unless you are of different gender.

Meals

Nepal is such an easy place to get several vegetarian options so no worries if you are a vegetarian or vegan. You can enjoy typical Nepali food as well as continental, Italian, Indian and Tibetan. Freshly cooked and hygienic dinner and breakfast are served at the camp and lunch will be served on the way to the next destination which will be prepared by our own chef. Only breakfast is served in Kathmandu whilst farewell dinner on the eve of your international departure is served from our side. All the meals (B/L/D) are on full board basis during the trek.

Trekking Crew

An experienced and licensed Guide and necessary porters will assist you during the trek. In a group with more than 8 clients, 2 guides will be provided for the betterment in service. In a teahouse trek, generally, one porter is provided for every two clients who carry between 15 to 20 kg. However, on a camping journey, more porters are required. All the camping equipment such as kitchen, dining, dome and toilet tents, kitchen equipment, fuel, and all consumable goods has to be carried from Kathmandu which needs more manpower. All of our guides and porters are fully insured so you don't' have to worry about them in case of emergency. Our team believes that our customer care is the first priority.

Physical Fitness and Experience

Mardi Himal Trek is an easy trek which is fit for those who has the ability to walk 5-6 hours of walking uphill and downhill in a day carrying the personal day pack. Some days are longer with 7- 8 hours of walking as well. Mardi Himal Trek is low altitude trek which demands less physical, however having strong determination, positive vibe and average physical fitness can complete this trek. Doing some physical exercise a few weeks prior to the trip is better but technical skill is not required for this trek. If you are taking medicine for heart, lung or blood diseases, please kindly consult your doctor and inform to High Camp Adventure.

Travel Insurance

This is a real adventure in high altitude so obtaining a travel insurance is always a good idea for your safety and is highly recommended too. Your travel insurance policy should cover helicopter evacuation and medical expenses in an emergency. There is not any Nepalese insurance company to sell travel insurance policy so you better buy a good one from home. There are some insurance policies which covers only in low altitude below 4000 mt. and some only in high altitude above 4000 mt. So before you purchase it, please double check the policy what it covers and where are you going.

Best Seasons

Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are the best months for Mardi Himal Trek. Where normally days are sunny, the temperature is perfect, the sky is clear and Mountain remains crystal. This trek can be done in Monsoon (June to August ) but you should not expect the great weather and Mountain view.  You can do it in Winter (December to February) if you are used to with extreme cold temperature.

Ground Transportation

Highway in Nepal is safe, however, sometimes transport can be halted due to landslide, strike or by political unrest. Add a cushion of a few extra days in your onward travel schedule, advised as a margin of safety for your international flight from Nepal. We, therefore, advise that you schedule at least an extra days cushion in your itinerary to avoid conflicts with international flights out of Nepal. In that case, High Camp Adventure can arrange activities with your additional days in Kathmandu before your flight home.