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.
Day 01Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02Kathmandu to Pokhara by bus. Driving 7-8 hours. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03Pokhara to Kande and trek to Deurali (2100 mt.) Walking 3-4 hours. Overnight at guest house.
Day 04Deurali to Forest Camp (2550 mt.) Walking 4 hours. Overnight at guest house.
Day 05Forest Camp to High Camp (3700 mt.) Walking 5-6 hour. Overnight at guest house.
Day 06Hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500 mt.) and back to High Camp. Walking 7 hours. Overnight at guest house.
Day 07High Camp to Siding (1700 mtt.). Walking 6 hours. Overnight at guest house.
Day 08Siding to Pokhara. Walking 1 hour and driving 2 hours. Overnight at hotel.
Day 09Pokhara to Kathmandu by bus. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10Transfer to airport for your final departure from Nepal.
Day 1Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.Welcome to Nepal! You will be received by our office representative at the airport and will be escorted to your hotel. The afternoon is for you to explore the nearby areas of the hotel or simply relax.
Day 2Kathmandu to Pokhara by bus. Driving 7-8 hours. Overnight at hotel.We leave the hotel for Pokhara by the tourist bus. Pokhara, the City of Lakes is about 205 km away from the busy Kathmandu City. After 7 to 8 hours of bus ride, we reach Pokhara which welcomes us with its scenic views. We will check in at our reserved hotel, freshen up and take a brief stroll around the lakeside. We will return to the hotel for a delicious dinner followed by a good night sleep.
Day 3Pokhara to Kande and trek to Deurali (2100 mt.) Walking 3-4 hours. Overnight at guest house.We will start off early post breakfast to Kande which is an hour drive away. After reaching Kande, we commence our trek. We walk the stone steps passing by terraced fields, villages on our way to Dhampus. We will stop here for lunch and a short break. The walk will continue to Deurali, a small village that faces the Annapurna range, Mardi Himal, and Machhapuchhre. We stay overnight at a guest house.
Day 4Deurali to Forest Camp (2550 mt.) Walking 4 hours. Overnight at guest house.After 4 hours walk through dense rhododendron forest, we will reach an area of forest clearing, the Forest Camp which is locally known as Kokar. One can explore the area or take rest at the guest house as per one’s convenience and fatigue level.
Day 5Forest Camp to High Camp (3700 mt.) Walking 5-6 hour. Overnight at guest house.We ascend about 1200m higher from Forest Camp to High Camp which lies alongside the ridge towards Mardi Himal and Machhapuchhre. During the six hours walk along the trail, we will be able to visibly notice the thinning of a tree line and scattered patches of shrubs around. The up-close view of the Himalayas makes this trail very pleasant to the eyes. After the steep climb, we reach High Camp at the elevation of 3700m where we have our night stay.
Day 6Hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500 mt.) and back to High Camp. Walking 7 hours. Overnight at guest house.Today we walk along the high ridges of Mardi Himal area to the highest elevation of our trek i.e. to Mardi Himal Basecamp which lies at an elevation of 4500 m. The steep climb leads us to the base of Mardi Himal which gives the exotic view of Mardi Himal, Annapurna, Himchuli, Baraha Shikhar, Tent peak, Singha Chuli, Machhapuchhre, and others. We will spend quite some time marveling the beauty of the landscape in front of us. We return back the same trail to High Camp for our overnight stay at the guest house.
Day 7High Camp to Siding (1700 mtt.). Walking 6 hours. Overnight at guest house.We leave High Camp after an early breakfast taking the trail through the shades of the rhododendron and pine forests. We descend down to Low Camp and further down to Siding Village that lies at 1700 m. The path we cross today gives us the vibes of typical Nepali countryside, passing through terraced fields, the mighty river, and suspension bridges. We are welcomed by the warmth of the village and stay there overnight at the guest house before we depart to Pokhara the next day.
Day 8Siding to Pokhara. Walking 1 hour and driving 2 hours. Overnight at hotel. Our destination today is Pokhara. After a brief walk for about an hour, we reach the road and find our van waiting for us. After two hours long drive, we reach Pokhara. We have almost half the day to explore some tourist attractions like various lakes, Davies Fall, Peace Pagoda and relax in the evening in some pub, listening to good music and devouring good food.
Day 9Pokhara to Kathmandu by bus. Overnight at hotel.After an early wake-up call, we pack our bags and head for brunch in the hotel. We leave for Kathmandu on our bus as soon as we are done eating, bidding the beautiful City of Lakes goodbye. In about 8 hours we reach the capital, Kathmandu. We will check in the hotel, freshen up and head out for dinner and cultural performance at Nepali restaurant, a place renowned for its authentic Nepali delicacies and cultural dances.
Day 10Transfer to airport for your final departure from Nepal.We will help you check out from the hotel and escort you to the airport three hours prior to your flight timings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.