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MARDI HIMAL & ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK

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13 Nights 14 days
Availability : 365 Days
Kathmandu
Annapurna base camp
Min Age : No Age Limit
Max People : 20

Trek Details

Combining Mardi Himal and Annapurna base camp treks allows adventurers to experience the best of the best, off-the-beaten path of Mardi Himal and the iconic grandeur of Annapurna Base Camp. Each day presents new landscapes to explore and cultural encounters to cherish, making it an unforgettable journey for those seeking adventure and natural beauty in the Himalayas. Whether you’re a seasoned trekker or a first-time visitor to Nepal, the Mardi Himal and Annapurna Base Camp combo trek promises an exciting and enriching expedition for everyone.

Combining the Mardi Himal and Annapurna Base Camp treks offers a truly immersive and diverse experience in the stunning landscapes of the Annapurna region in Nepal. The journey begins with the Mardi Himal trek, a hidden gem that takes trekkers through lush forests, picturesque villages, and serene alpine meadows. As you ascend, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of the Annapurna, Machapuchare (Fishtail), and Hiunchuli peaks. The trail gradually leads you to the Mardi Himal, offering tranquility in the towering mountains.

On the Annapurna Base Camp trek, you’ll explore deeper into the heart of the Annapurna Sanctuary. Trekking through rhododendron forests and traditional Gurung settlements, you’ll witness the rich cultural taste of the region. The highlight of this leg of the journey is reaching Annapurna Base Camp itself at an altitude of 4,130 meters (13,549 feet) in a natural showground of towering peaks. Here, you’ll be rewarded with awe-inspiring panoramic views of Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Machapuchare, and other surrounding peaks.

Departure & Return Location

Kathmandu

Price Includes

  • Airport Pick up and drop off
  • City and trekking Accommodation on twin sharing basis
  • An English speaking guide and porters
  • Trekking permits, Sleeping Bag and Duffle bag
  • 1 main course meals 3 times a day while on trekking with a cup of tea or coffee

Price Excludes

  • Flights To/From Nepal, Tourist Visa and Travel insurance
  • Meals in the City (while not on the trek)
  • Personal expenses: Boiled and bottled water, hot shower, battery charging, Wi-Fi, snacks, drinks etc.
  • Any extra costs due to unforeseen circumstances and Tips for your trekking staffs

Complementaries

  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • Company T-Shirt
  • Certificate of Achievement and Medal
What to Expect

Combining the Mardi Himal and Annapurna Base Camp treks in Nepal offers a diverse and exciting trekking experience, showcasing some of the most spectacular landscapes in the region. Here’s what you can expect from this combo trekking.

  • Stunning Scenery: Both treks offer breathtaking views of the Himalayas, including iconic peaks like Annapurna South, Machapuchare (Fishtail), Hiunchuli, and more. The landscapes vary from lush forests to alpine meadows and, snow-capped peaks.
  • Altitude: Both treks reach high altitudes, with Annapurna Base Camp sitting at around 4,130 meters (13,550 feet) and Mardi Himal reaching approximately 4,500 meters (14,764 feet). Proper acclimatization is essential to avoid altitude sickness.
  • Food and Accommodation: Both treks offer teahouse accommodation. Teahouses are established along the both trekking route, providing basic but comfortable lodging and delicious meals.
  • Weather: Weather conditions can vary depending on the season. The best time for trekking in this region is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) when the weather is generally clear, with mild temperatures and excellent visibility. However, be prepared for occasional rain showers, especially in the spring.
  • Physical Fitness: While both treks are accessible to trekkers with moderate fitness levels, they still require a reasonable level of physical fitness and endurance, especially considering the altitude gains and varied terrain.
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Itinerary
Please note that this itinerary is a general guideline and may vary depending on factors such as weather conditions, group pace, and individual preferences. It's essential to consult with your trekking agency (Sali Trekking) to customize the itinerary according to your needs and preferences. Additionally, travel insurance is highly recommended for this adventure to cover any unforeseen circumstances or emergencies.

DAY 1Arrival in Kathmandu 1350M

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you’ll be warmly greeted and transferred to your hotel. Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, is rich in cultural heritage and offers a vibrant atmosphere to kick off your adventure. Take some time to rest from your journey and explore the lively streets of Thamel, known for its colorful shops and busy markets.

DAY 2Kathmandu to Pokhara (850m)

In the morning, you’ll either take a scenic but long drive or a short flight to Pokhara, a picturesque city beside Phewa Lake. Pokhara is the gateway to the Annapurna region and offers stunning views of the Himalayas. Spend the rest of the day exploring the charming streets.

DAY 3Pokhara to Deurali (2100m)

After an early breakfast, you’ll drive  1 hour to Kande, the starting point of the Mardi Himal trek. From here, your trekking adventure begins as you ascend through lush rhododendron forests and the traditional village of Pothana to reach Deurali, a peaceful stopover in the Himalayas for the first night on the trek.

DAY 4Deurali to forest camp (2550m)

Today’s trek takes you deeper into the heart of the Mardi Himal region. You’ll navigate enchanting forests and gradually gain altitude as you head to Forest Camp. Along the way, watch for colorful bird species and wildlife.

DAY 5Forest camp to high camp (3550m)

As you leave the forest camp behind, the landscape reveals panoramic vistas of snow-capped peaks. Trekking to High Camp, you’ll be surrounded by alpine meadows decorated with vibrant wildflowers, offering a taste of the rugged beauty of the Himalayas.

DAY 6High camp to viewpoint/basecamp (4250/4500) and descend to low camp (3200m)

The highlight of the day is reaching the Mardi Himal Base Camp, situated at an altitude of 4,500 meters (14,764 feet). Wake up early to catch the sunrise over the towering peaks of the Annapurna range. After soaking in the awe-inspiring views, descend to Low Camp for a well-deserved rest.

DAY 7Low camp to Landruk (1800m)

Descending further, hike downhill through the forest via forest camp to Landruk village. You were immersing yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the region. Arrive at landruk village where you’ll be welcomed by warm hospitality by Gurung people and stunning views of the surrounding landscapes.

DAY 8Landruk to chomrong (2100m)

 As you trek towards Chomrong, you’ll pass through charming villages, encounter diverse flora and fauna, and witness the magnificent Annapurna range dominating the skyline. The trail rambles along hillsides, crosses suspension bridges over roaring rivers, and ascends through rhododendron forests, providing a diverse and immersive experience of the region’s natural beauty. Chomrong, situated at the base of the majestic Annapurna South, serves as a gateway to further exploration of the Annapurna Sanctuary.

DAY 9Chomrong to bamboo (2300m)

 Departing from the picturesque village of Chomrong, the trail descends steeply towards the Modi Khola (river), where you’ll cross a suspension bridge before ascending through dense rhododendrons and bamboo forests.  Passing through Vanuwa, Sinuwa villages, and terraced farmland, trekkers experience the region’s rich cultural tapestry, interacting with local communities and learning about their traditional way of life. Arriving at Bamboo, trekkers are rewarded with a peaceful location and a sense of natural immersion.

DAY 10Bamboo to deurali (3200M)

 Leaving Bamboo behind, the trail gradually ascends through rhododendron and oak forests, offering occasional glimpses of the towering peaks of the Annapurna range. The trail follows the Modi Khola (river), leading trekkers through narrow gorges, creating a sense of adventure and exploration.

As you trek higher, reaching closer to Deurali village, the landscape transforms into a dramatic alpine setting, with towering cliffs and snow-capped peaks looming overhead.  Arriving at Deurali, trekkers are greeted with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and guest houses offer basic amenities where you can have hot meals and goodnight sleep before continuing the ascent towards Annapurna base camp.

DAY 11Deurali to Annapurna base camp (4130m)

Leaving Deurali behind, the trail ascends gradually, offering panoramic views of the surrounding peaks following the Modi River. With the excitement, everyone is ready to continue their journey towards ABC, the ultimate destination. From MBC, the trail continues to ascend gradually towards Annapurna Base Camp, passing through pristine alpine meadows and rugged terrain

Arriving at Annapurna Base Camp at an elevation of approximately 4,130 meters (13,550 feet), trekkers are rewarded with panoramic views of the surrounding peaks, the sense of achievement and awe at reaching this iconic destination is unparalleled, making it a truly unforgettable experience for trekkers.

DAY 12Annapurna base camp to bamboo (2300M)

 The sunrise view from Annapurna Base Camp is a truly unforgettable experience, leaving trekkers with lasting memories of the majestic Himalayas and the awe-inspiring beauty of nature.

As the first light of dawn breaks over the horizon, the surrounding peaks, including Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Machapuchare, and Hiunchuli, are gradually brightened, casting long shadows and creating a mesmerizing play of light and shadow on the rugged terrain. Trekkers often gather near the glacier eagerly awaiting the sunrise and capturing the magical moment with cameras or simply soaking in the breathtaking scenery.

After a beautiful morning, it’s time to descend, gradually leaving behind the high-altitude terrain. As they make their way down towards Bamboo the trail offers sweeping views of the surrounding mountains, providing a different perspective than the ascent.

DAY 13Bamboo to jhinudada and drive to pokhara

 The trek from Bamboo to Chomrong, Jhinu Danda, and the subsequent drive to Pokhara offers trekkers a diverse blend of natural beauty, cultural encounters, and relaxation, making it a truly rewarding and unforgettable adventure in the Annapurna region of Nepal.

DAY 14Pokhara to kathmandu

 Traveling from Pokhara to Kathmandu, everyone has the option of either taking a scenic but long bumpy drive or a short flight, both offering unique perspectives of Nepal’s diverse landscapes.

DAY 15 Departure - transfer to airport or extend your stay in Nepal.

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FAQ

How difficult is the Mardi Himal & Annapurna base camp  trek?

 The Mardi Himal & Annapurna base camp trek is considered moderately challenging. It involves walking for several hours each day over varied terrain and at high altitude. While no technical climbing is required, trekkers should be prepared for steep ascents, rocky trails, and changes in weather conditions.

What is the best time of year to trek to Mardi Himal & Annapurna base camp?

 The best time to trek to Mardi Himal & Annapurna base camp is during the pre-monsoon (spring) season from March to May and the post-monsoon (autumn) season from September to December. These periods offer stable weather, clear skies, and favorable trekking conditions.

Do I need to be physically fit to trek to Mardi Himal & Annapurna base camp  trek?

 While a good level of fitness is recommended, trekkers of varying fitness levels can undertake the Mardi Himal & Annapurna base camp  trek. Regular cardio exercise and hiking preparation are advisable to ensure physical fitness for the demands of the trek.

How do I prepare for altitude sickness during the Mardi Himal & Annapurna base camp  trek?

 Sufficient acclimatization is crucial to prevent altitude sickness. Trekkers should ascend gradually, stay hydrated, and recognize the symptoms of altitude sickness. It’s recommended to include rest days in the itinerary for acclimatization and to descend if symptoms become severe.

What kind of food and accommodation is available during the Mardi Himal & Annapurna base camp trek?

 Accommodation along the trek route ranges from basic tea houses to more comfortable lodges with amenities such as hot showers and WiFi, especially in the lower elevations, but higher up, accommodation is more basic. Most of the trekkers find delicious food along the trail, with different meal options.  As the Mardi Himal & Annapurna base camp  trek is more commercial now food and accommodation facilities are getting better day by day to serve their guest in the mountains.

Can I trek to Mardi Himal & Annapurna base camp  without a guide or porter?

 While it’s possible to trek independently, many trekkers opt to hire a guide or porter for added support, safety, and convenience. Guides can provide valuable insights and assistance, while porters can help carry trekking gear and luggage, reducing physical strain.

What should I pack for the Mardi Himal & Annapurna base camp  trek?

 Essential items to pack include sturdy hiking boots, warm clothing, a good-quality sleeping bag, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a first aid kit. It’s important to pack light but ensure you have all the necessary gear for the trek.

How much does the Mardi Himal & Annapurna base camp  trek cost?

The cost of the Mardi Himal & Annapurna base camp  trek can vary depending on factors such as the duration of the trek, accommodation preferences, and whether you choose to hire guides or porters. On average, trekkers can expect to budget between $1,000 to $2,000 for the entire trek, including permits, accommodation, meals, and incidental expenses.

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Extraordinary743099

Group Traveller

Mardi himal and abc trek best in winter, I enjoyed snowy trek and beautiful clear blue sky. Trek organise by sali trekking and Niraz and Suresh guiding on the trek, both guide and porter were awesome. Well taken care throughout. I can not wait to come back Nepal for another adventure with same team. See u soon guys, Namaste!

February 16, 2024

Azmiey

Group Traveller

Annapurna and Mardi Himal base camp trek

Sali trekking and team are the best, good arrangements, profesional,well taken care. They handle big group of 23 people without any issue. Thanks guys. See you again.

December 31, 2023

Dhia S

Group Traveller

ABC AND MARDI TREK

My first to Nepal with Sali and his team for annapurna base camp and Mardi himal trek. Trek was awesome and crew were amazing helpful friendly and friendly and we were all well taken care of. Thanks sali Dinesh suresh sital and all the crew. You guys are the best. See tuu again for another adventure trip soon.

December 31, 2023

Nur K

Group Traveller

It was my first time in Nepal. Our team chose to hike up ABC & Mardi Himal. It was an excellent view & experience.

We were guided and assisted by Sali and his team. Their service was first class 👍🏼 and will be more than happy to repeat and refer to others.

December 26, 2023

Mobile15612938327

Group Traveller

SALI AND TEAM IS THE BEST

Mardi himal and annapurna base camp trek, organise by the Sali trekking aka mountain world treks, went perfectly awesome. All crew members were helpfull and friendly, trekking it self amazing, enjoyed every step. Next trip i m alredy planing for Everest base camp and surely join sali and his team.

Namaste!

December 23, 2023
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