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Mardi Himal Trek – Incredible 5 Days Trek To Mystical Trails of Mardi Himal

(13 Reviews)
  • 9 Days 8 Nights
  • Max People : 20
  • Wifi Available
  • 365 days Departure
  • Age : No Age Limit
  • Pickup: Airpot

Mardi Himal Trek Details

Mardi Himal Trek Located in the heart of the Annapurna region of Nepal, stands as a testament to the natural beauty of the Himalayas. At an elevation of 5,587 meters (18,330 feet), Mardi Himal occurs as a lesser-known yet attractive peak. Although not as well-known as its counterparts like the Annapurna Base Camp or the Annapurna Circuit, offers a mesmerizing journey through pristine landscapes and panoramic views, attracting adventurers seeking comfort in nature’s grandeur.

Mardi Himal Trek is a journey into the heart of tranquility, where the rhythm of footsteps links with the whispers of the wind and the melodies of nature. The journey typically commences from the quaint villages of Kande or Phedi, accessible by road from the lakeside city of Pokhara. From these starting points, trekkers are greeted by a mixture of experiences as they ascend through verdant rhododendron forests, twisting trails, and remote settlements.

As trekkers explore deeper into the wilderness, the scenery transforms, offering glimpses of snow-capped peaks and alpine vistas that stretch to the horizon. The attraction of the Mardi Himal Trek lies not only in its natural splendour but also in the sense of serenity and solitude that envelops the journey, away from the hustle and bustle of modern life.

One of the highlights of the trek is the encounter with local communities along the way. From the hospitable villagers to the remote settlements, each stop offers a glimpse into the traditional way of life in the Himalayas. Trekkers can immerse themselves in the local culture, savouring authentic Nepalese cuisine, and forging connections that surpass language barriers.

As the trail ascends to higher altitudes, trekkers are treated to ever-changing panoramas that leave an stubborn mark on the soul. The route to Mardi Himal Base Camp is a symphony of rugged terrain, prayer flags fluttering in the wind, and the distant echo of yak bells. Along the way, trekkers may encounter herds of grazing yaks, and the occasional glimpse of soaring eagles overhead, adding to the sense of adventure and wonder.

Reaching Mardi Himal Base Camp is the culmination of the trek, where the rewards are as vast as the surrounding peaks. From this vantage point, trekkers are greeted by unparalleled views of Machapuchare, Annapurna South, and the rambling Annapurna Sanctuary below. The silence of the mountains is punctuated only by the crunch of snow underfoot and the soft whispers of the wind, inviting self-analysis and observation in nature’s grandeur.

As trekkers descend from the heights of Mardi Himal, they carry with them memories that remain long after the journey’s end. The Mardi Himal Trek is not merely a physical endeavour but a spiritual journey, where the mountains become both a challenge to conquer and a sanctuary for the soul. Whether it’s the friendship forged along the trail, the beauty of the natural world, or the sense of accomplishment upon reaching the view point, every moment spent in the embrace of the Himalayas is filled with a sense of wonder and awe.

 

Departure & Return Location

Kathmandu

Price Includes

  • Airport Pick up and drop off
  • 4 Nights’ accommodation in the city and 4 nights in the Mountain
  • An English speaking guide and porters
  • 1 main course meals 3 times a day while on trekking with a cup of tea or coffee
  • Trekking Permits, Sleeping Bag and Duffle bag

Price Excludes

  • Flights To/From Nepal, Tourist Visa and Travel insurance
  • Meals in the Cities
  • 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

 

The Mardi Himal trek offers trekkers a more off-the-beaten-path experience compared to other popular routes in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Expect an unforgettable adventure filled with natural beauty, cultural experiences, and a sense of achievement as you conquer the Base camp of the Mardi Himal.

  • Stunning Scenery: Prepare to be mesmerized by the breathtaking beauty of the Annapurna region. You'll trek through lush forests, verdant hillsides, and alpine landscapes decorated with rhododendron blooms (especially in spring).
  • Moderate Difficulty: While the trek is not as challenging as some of the more strenuous treks in the region, it still involves ascending and descending trails. Expect daily hikes of around 5 to 7 hours, with gradual ascents and descents.
  • Tea House Accommodation: Along the trail, you'll find tea houses or lodges offering basic accommodation and meals. Rooms and bathrooms are simple, with shared facilities, but they provide a cozy shelter for trekkers.
  • Variable Weather: Weather conditions can change rapidly on Mardi Himal Trek. While spring and autumn generally offer clear skies and pleasant temperatures, be prepared for occasional rain showers and colder temperatures at higher altitudes.
  • Panoramic Views: Mardi Himal Trek offers stunning panoramic views of the Annapurna range, including MT Machapuchare, MT Annapurna South, MT Hiunchuli, and more . The highlight is reaching Mardi Himal Base Camp, where you'll be rewarded with awe-inspiring vistas of the surrounding peaks and Valleys.
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Itinerary

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 BASE CAMP 4500M 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 POKHARA (850m)

 The last day of the trek, a 3 to 4-hour trek through lush forests to reach the charming Siding village, marking the finale of your scenic journey.  One can take a 4-wheel drive to Pokhara, upon your arrival in Pokhara, treat yourself with good food and drinks. Take the time to explore the city’s attractions and immerse yourself in its vibrant ambiance, creating unforgettable memories.

Day 8POKHARA 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 9DEPARTURE

 TRANSFER TO AIRPORT OR EXTEND TRIP

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FAQ

How difficult is the Mardi Himal trek?

The Mardi Himal trek is considered an easy to moderate trek, It involves walking for several hours each day over varied terrain and at high altitudes. 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 Trek?

The best time to trek Mardi Himal 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.

What should I pack for the Mardi Himal 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 necessary gear for the trek.

Do I Need To Be Physically Fit To Trek To Everest Base Camp?

 While a good level of fitness is recommended, trekkers of varying fitness levels can undertake the Everest 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 Everest 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 HimalTrek?

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 Himaltrek 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 HimalWithout 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.

How much does the Mardi Himaltrek cost?

The cost of the Mardi Himaltrek 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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achariyasilp_k

Solo Traveller

Without a doubt one of the best tour service

The agency blew over my expectation in many ways. This is my second time doing a trek in Nepal and a first solo trip, Mr Sital, my guide was nothing short of excellence. Professional, observant, and very service-minded; this agency will def. do their best to cater for all your needs and comfort – so you can relax in your own way.

If i plan for future trek in Nepal. Sali Trek and his crew is definitely on top of mind. See you again Nepal

January 14, 2024

Jo L

Group Traveller

My n times with Sali Trekking. Great guides and charismatic porters despite the heavy loads. Great people that will ensure we are well taken care and will accomodate to all our needs. Thanks to Suresh and crew members for making this a great trip and memorable experience. Not forgetting the back bone of the Group, Mr Saligram. Thank you. See you all in 024 for another great adventure.

January 11, 2024

Zalina Sabu S

Group Traveller

What a beautiful trek, Mardi himal is the best. Enjoyed my hike throughout. Took thousands of pictures, cant wait for next hike in Nepal soon again. Not to forget our guide Sali, sureas and porters. You guys are the best. 5 star service! Highly recomended.

December 29, 2023

Jyothi Bhat

Couple Traveller

Incredible trekking experience with Mr.Sali’s team

We had been to Mardi himal trek with Mr. Sali’s team. It was an amazing experience and trekking with our guides Mr. Bipin and Mr. Rahul was such a fun. We will come back for more treks for sure.

December 26, 2023

liza m

Family Traveller

It was our first time visiting Nepal from Brunei, we go with my aunt family, which include two daughter of teenage age. The 5 day of trekking was a new experience and smooth all the way. Everything was well taken care of from the airport, hotel, foods and transportation. All you need is just to be there and enjoy the walk, scenery and take lots of photos. We did ours from 7 -16 dec 2023, include some free time in thamel and pokhara. The team from Mountain world treks are awesome and friendly, we were briefed prior by Mr sali, and introduced to our guide Mr Ishwor, and later meet our potters (Dinesh -sweeper, Praz, Dinesh & Sagar). The whole team was friendly and always ensure we are all fine during the the trek.

We enjoy our walk, the music, entertainment and everything about our trip, we walk at slow and steady pace, Mr Ishwor and his team always make us belief that we would reach the viewpoint, and in the end ….we all did it! despite i am being the slowest and last person too arrived..took me more than the average time. We also captured lots of memories along the way and felt like a big family. Once again, thank you Mountain world treks, especially our guide and potters whom always be there when you need them. If there are another opportunity for another trekking adventure in Nepal, i would love to go with the same team again. 🥰

p/s overall the trek was friendly and easy especially for beginners. there are lots of stairs, it is to expect on a hill climb, just walk at your own pace and enjoy the nature

December 18, 2023
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