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    Nepal
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    Lodge to Lodge Trek
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    Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
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    Lodge To Lodge
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    Group Size: 1-16 Pax
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    4250m.

About Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Hil Trek is a beautiful short and easy trekking trail in the Annapurna region. It is a very famous hiking route among internal and external trekkers. Mardi Himal trails bring you above 4,000m above sea level within a few days from the city. If you would like to explore the best view of the Annapurna region, Mardi Himal can be a perfect package.

The Mardi Himal trek begins from a beautiful lake city Pokhara and then drives to Phedi, Ghattekhola or Kande. Alternatively, you can start the trek from Siding village. Getting off from the vehicle in Kande, the Mardi Himal trail goes to Deurali on the first day via the Australian camp. After that, the trek goes to a forest camp on the second day through a dense forest of pine, oak, and rhododendron trees. The Mardi high camp is the last place where you can get accommodation.

The Mardi Himal trekking route offers stunning mountain views of Annapurna south, Hiuchuli, Annapurna I, II, IV, Fishtail, Mardi Himal and more. Besides high snow-capped Himalayas, green nature, the edges of bonnie hills, and valleys add more prettiness to the Mardi Himal trekking route. You can also see outstanding views of the Modi river valley towards the Annapurna base camp and big villages like Chhomrong and Ghandruk on the other side.

Frolic Adventure can be a channel for you to take advantage of seeing these beauties and reaching the base camp of the Mardi Himal. We are operating the Mardi Himal trek at a reasonable cost and providing experienced trekking guides for our valued clients. You can contact us for the private departure and other essential information about the Mardi Himal trip.

Mardi Himal Itinerary

Our regular Mardi Himal trek is for 7-days, but you can do it in 5-days if you can walk fast. It goes to over 4,200m, so you might get altitude sickness if you walk fast. Our hiking route goes through Kande and the Australian camp to Deurali on the first day, then the forest camp on the second day. After that, you go to ow camp and high camp accordingly. The next day from the high camp, you hike to the Mardi base camp through the viewpoint.

You have a long day trek to Siding after spending 2-nights at the high camp. You might take transportation to Pokhara from Siding if you have a group and reserve a jeep on the same day. Or you can trek a couple of hours the next day to Lumre and catch a bus to Pokhara from Siding.

Best Time for Mardi Himal

October, November and April are the best months for the Mardi Himal trek. December offers the best visibility than the other months, but it starts cold temperature. If you are looking for a trip with not crowded and amazing views, we recommend December to go to Mardi Himal. September and May are also good months, but the beginning of September and late May might be some rainy days during the trek. Blooming rhododendrons in spring and cherry blossoms in November make the trail beautiful.

The trekking trail after Badal Danda can be risky if there is snow. So, winter and the beginning of spring can be a bit difficult to trek to the Mardi base camp. Likewise, the monsoon is not a good season for the Mardi Himal trek. There are lots of rainy days and many leeches on the trail during the monsoon.

Trek Equipment for Mardi Himal

Quality trekking equipment plays a vital role in a successful mountain trip. So, it is good to pack enough essential trekking gear for the Mardi Himal trekking. You can see a packing list for the Mardi Himal trip.

  • Thermel layers
  • Long and short sleeves trekking shirts
  • Long and short sleeves trekking trousers
  • Fleece jacket
  • Wind stopper
  • Down jacket
  • Sun hat
  • Warm hat
  • Warm gloves
  • Nice quality hiking boots
  • A few pares of trekking socks
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun lotion
  • Moisturizers cream
  • Duffel bag or rukshack
  • Daypack
  • Rain gear
  • First-Aid kit
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sport shoes and water sandals
  • Charging power bank
  • Lightweight quick drier towel
  • Toiletries

Accommodation, Food and Drink on Mardi Himal Trail

The Mardi Himal trek is a busy trekking trail in the Annapurna conservation area. There are a couple of hundred trekkers every day during the high season on this route. So, there are plenty of lodges at each stop while you are on the Mardi Himal hike. Guesthouses are basic but the rooms are clean with comfortable beds on the trekking route. You can get private accommodation in the lodges where you stay.

You can order the food from a menu, which means you do not have to stay with local foods. But you can see the same items on the menu in every place. For the drinks, you can buy bottled water or drink tap water using purification methods.

Frolic Adventure is a reputed local Mardi Himal trek organizer in Nepal. We are operating this trek with an experienced and friendly English-speaking trekking guide and helpful assistance. Please feel free to contact us if you need any information about the Mardi Himal trip.

Highlights of Mardi Himal Trek

  • Trek to the heart of the Annapurna region along mesmerizing trails with incredible biodiversity
  • A chance to witness the esteemed Himalayas in the country on the flight to Pokhara
  • Relish the views of sunset and sunrise from the Mardi Himal Base Camp and various other vantage points
  • Enjoy the home-stay and exotic Gurung culture at the villages in the trekking trail

Itinerary

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At Tribhuvan International Airport our representatives will be awaiting your arrival from where you will be taken directly to the Hotel. After much-needed refreshments, a short introduction session with the guides and other members of the office will follow. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1350m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Private Car/Van/Bus
  • Departure Time: According to the arrival time
Today, we tour the premium destinations the stunning city of Kathmandu boasts off most of them enlisted in the UNESCO world heritage sites. The journey begins from Swayambhunath perched atop a hill reached through the stone staircase. We then head towards the opposite end to Pashupatinath. Beckoned by the cultural heritages, we make our way towards the fabled courtyard of Kathmandu Durbar Square rich in ancient history. The journey ends at Boudhanath with its tranquil views of the sunset. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1350m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Private Car/Van/Bus
  • Departure Time: 9:00 am
The journey towards the Annapurna region begins. We head out of Kathmandu early in the morning leaving behind the bustling city to reach the wide bends of Prithvi Highway. Accompanied by the raging Trishuli we ride through stunning landscapes and upon reaching Pokhara get our first view of the Himalayas. Alternatively, we can also board a flight away from Kathmandu which takes about 30minutes soaring through stunning landscapes and also gives us a chance to tour the city of Lakes. Overnight stay at a hotel in Pokhara.
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Pokhara
  • Altitude: 820m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Tourist Bus
  • Departure Time: 7:00 am
From Pokhara, we begin our early morning ride towards the trailhead at Phedi. After a bumpy ride for about half an hour, we begin our trek heading towards Deurali. Surrounded by stunning Hilly landscapes the treks winds through lush green forests filled with oak, juniper and rhododendron trees. The trail gradually ascends to reach Australian Camp which hosts stunning views of Annapurna Himalayan range. We then descend to Deurali for the night.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Deurali
  • Altitude: 2100m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Private Car/Van/Bus + Walk
  • Departure Time: 8:00 am
Leaving the Annapurna Sanctuary trail, we begin our journey towards Mardi Himal following the ridgeline towards the right. The lone trail heads through deep forests filled with oak, maple, juniper and rhododendron trees. The dense forest gives way to reveal forest camp at 2,520m after 6 hours of trekking pleasant trekking through forested lands. The camp was also known as Kokar is an ideal destination to camp for the night.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Forest Camp
  • Altitude: 2520m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Walk
  • Departure Time: 8:00 am
The journey heading out of forest camp climbs onto the ridge following the dense forests packed with rhododendron trees. Guided by the mesmerizing views of Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,997m), we continue our journey surrounded by pleasant landscapes and enchanting forests often alive with wildlife. The journey to low camp is our final trek falling under the 2,000m altitude. Upon arrival at Low Camp, we are greeted by the stunning views of Mardi Himal (5,553m) and Machhapuchhre (6,997m). Overnight stay at Low Camp.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Low Camp
  • Altitude: 2970m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Walk
  • Departure Time: 8:00 am
The journey out of Low Camp leads towards Badal Danda above the tree line beyond which the lush green forests give way to alpine vegetation. Enjoying stunning views of Mardi Himal (5,553m), Gangapurna (7,454m), we continue our journey towards the west where the tree line breaks displaying the mesmerizing views of Annapurna South (7,219m) and Hiunchuli (6,441m). We continue the journey surrounded by alpine bushes before ending the day-journey at High Camp. Overnight stay at High Camp.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: High Camp
  • Altitude: 3540m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Walk
  • Departure Time: 8:00 am
Today, we begin our day early heading towards the upper viewpoint to witness a pleasant Himalayan surprise. The trail is well established and avoids steeper sections making it more accessible and enjoyable. The sight of the majestic Annapurna Himalayan range basking in the early morning sun is not one you can see every day. After having our fill of the Himalayan sunrise we descend back to High Camp where a warm meal awaits us. Overnight stay at High Camp.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: High Camp
  • Altitude: 3540m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Walk
  • Departure Time: 6:00 am
Abandoning the trail leading down towards Low camp, we set off on the one which leads towards Siding Village completing the circuit. The trail heads down through stunning landscapes and disappearing views of the Himalayas to once again enter lush green forests leading towards Siding. The hamlet of Siding is a perfect place to observe the authentic cultures and way of life of rural Nepal and also for home-stay. Overnight stay at Siding.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Siding
  • Altitude: 1700m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Walk
  • Departure Time: 8:00 am
Our final day of the trek we head back towards Lumre from the quaint hamlet of Siding. Trekking along the isolated trail we come across the vibrant hamlets of Kalimati and Ghalel which like Siding are far from the busy trekking destinations yet boast a tranquil environment. The trail finally ends at Lumre from where we board the bus once again heading back towards Pokhara. In Pokhara, the successful completion of the Mardi Himal trek can be followed by a boat ride on the Phewa Lake. Overnight stay at a hotel in Pokhara.
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Pokhara
  • Altitude: 820m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Walk + Sharing Jeep
  • Departure Time: 8:00 am
The final day of our trip we head back to Kathmandu valley. Alike to the time we arrived there are two options. You can either take a bus back enjoying the calming and pleasant landscapes of Hilly region or take a flight back to Kathmandu which gives you one last chance to bid farewell to the Himalayas. The later will also give you enough time to enjoy the farewell dinner with Frolic Adventure in Kathmandu and ample time for hunting souvenirs. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1350m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Tourist Bus
  • Departure Time: 7:30 am
We hope you had a lovely time with us. After a warm breakfast, our representatives will once again drop you back at Tribhuvan International Airport with best wishes just in time to catch your flight back home.
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Place: Home
  • Mode of Transportation: Private Car/Van/Bus
  • Departure Time: 3 hours earlier from the departure flight time

Cost Details

  • Airport picks up and drops by private car/van/bus.
  • 3 nights accommodation in tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast as per the above itinerary twin sharing basis.
  • 2 nights accommodation in Pokhara in tourist standard hotel including breakfast as per the above itinerary twin basis.
  • Private car/van/bus and a guide for the cultural tour
  • All the ground transportations during the trip.
  • Your standard meals BLD during the trek with a cup of hot tea/coffee in breakfast
  • Fresh fruit after every dinner in the mountain
  • All necessary paper works, conservation area entry permits, TIMS card and monument entrance fees
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
  • Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation and insurance for the guide and porter.
  • An arrangement of an emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
  • Frolic Adventure invites a farewell dinner last night.
  •  We help you to hire a Sleeping bag, down jackets, duffle bags if you don't have (with extra cost)
  • All government taxes (Gst) and Stationery expenses.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan international airport  (Kathmandu).
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Lunch and dinner while you are in cities Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • All entry fees for the cultural sites.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
  • Sweet things like dessert/chocolate.
  • Hot shower/batteries charge/heater during the trek.
  • International airfare.
  • Tips for the guide, porter & driver. 
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in including section.

Useful Info

Mardi Himal Trek FAQs

How hard is Mardi Himal Trek?

It is an easy trek up to the Mardi high camp, but it is quite tuff to the base camp.

When is the best time to trek to the Mardi Himal?

September to December and March to May is the best time to trek to the Mardi Himal.

What is the quickest itinerary for Mardi Himal?

5-days is the quickest itinerary for the Mardi Himal from Pokhara to Pokhara.

Is the Mardi trek dangerous?

No, it is not dangerous, but it is not recommended to trek if there is lots of snow.

Can I get accommodation easily on the Mardi Himal route?

Yes, you can get guesthouses to stay at each stop during the trek to the Mardi Himal.

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