Mardi Himal Trek
Mardi Himal Trek is less demanding trek route located in the heart of Annapurna region offers brilliant mountains view.
A trek to Mardi ridge has sparkling rivers, mystical scenery, and lush green terraced fields although the route is visited by very fewer people. Hike to mardi himal base camp altitude is 4,500 meters/14,760 feet but easy to ascend to get basecamp.
The trail offers magnificent views of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Mt. Annapurna (8,091m), Annapurna II (7,937m), Annapurna III (7,555m), Annapurna IV (7,525m), Annapurna South (7,219m), Hiunchuli (6,441m) and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Mountain) (6,988m) etc.
Furthermore, Mardi Himal trekking is also known as Mardi peak trek takes you through beautiful forests, interesting villages, and cultural diversity that one can see on the trail. Note that, if you are planning to visit annapurna trek but worrying about 1 week vacation time? or want for a short trek in Annapurna, Mardi Himal is the best. Check out the mardi himal trek pictures in our Instagram profile.
Besides that, exploring Mardi Himal is also regarded as the eco-tourism based trail passes through the lush forests filled with Oak, Rhododendron and other vegetation. Stunning Mardi peak base camp trek is possible to explore in 7 days but is the best 5-day trek Nepal. In addition, Mardi himal trek 5 days is best suits for all age tourist to explore best trekking trail to see Annapurna Range.
We spend most of our days in the camps enjoying the alluring beauty of nature. During the trek, we may spot varieties of wild animals sheltering in the lush forests. Moreover, the trek provides an opportunity to explore rural villages and rural community that are yet untouched by modernization. Traditional custom and lifestyle of the local people are really worth exploring.
mardi himal trek route map
Click the image and make a zoom to get better view of each location where you can stay overnight on your journey to Mardi Himal.
Travellers go to Mardi Himal to climb mardi peak. Foothill to Mardi Himal summit takes 2 days only. Getting summit, descend downhill to base camp in the same day is tough but many climbers choose this option. Majestic mardi peak has easy access and isolated area with breathtaking views of valleys and stunning views of high mountains.
According to Gokyo Treks Nepal describing in a mardi himal trek blog, the best months to visit this route from September until the end of June. During those months, the weather is clean, clear skies and sunny days. Off the beaten path Mardi Himal trek commonly spells as Mardi ridge trek, one of the less demanding hiking routes in Annapurna possible to complete at any time (except monsoon) throughout the year.
The best Mardi Himal trek itinerary 8 days details
Our trek to Mardi Himal journey is a typical, the trek itinerary compared to most walks in this region. The particular route is designed for world travelers who wish to hike to the glacier but are walking in an off the beaten path trek in Annapurna than this itinerary will be great for them.Day 1 Arrival day Kathmandu
Receive you in Kathmandu international airport. Then transfer to hotel by private vehicle. If you have time, just couple of hour little excursion around downtown of Thamel or prepare your trek gears.Day 2 Fly to Pokhara, trek to Pritam Deurali (2,100m/6,867 ft) hill, 5 hours
At morning, we fly to Pokhara (Takes about 25 minutes) gives you an opportunity to enjoy the breathtaking views of mountains such as Annapurna and Langtang and landscape flying to north over the snow-capped Himalaya and green Mahabharat range to the south is adventurous.
Meet the entire team here, then drive almost 45 minutes to reach on Dhampus Phedi by private taxi/car. The trek ascends all the way up to Dhampus with several stone stairs passing through terraced cultivated fields, settlements, and forests. Dhampus village offers an excellent view of Annapurna range inclusive Mt. Fishtail.
An hour of an easy walk through the rhododendron and oak forest we reach Deurali hill station. The hill station offers an outstanding view of Annapurna South and Hiun Chuli to the north, and Pokhara and Phewa Lake to the southeast. Stay overnight in lodge.Day 3 Deurali hill station to Forest camp trek (2,500m/8,175 ft), 6 hours
Early morning, you will have a great view of Mountains and as well as Pokhara city. On the way from Deurali to Forest camp, you will have easy through the Pine Forest trail which is again steep ascend hills.
The Forest is covered with the most unique flower with lovely plan and vegetation combined with colorful Rhododendron forest. You have to take the packed lunch today as there are not any tea houses or restaurants or hotels on the way to Forest camp in the community-based lodge.Day 4 Mardi Himal high camp trek (3,550m/11,609 ft), 6 hours
Trek to Low Camp where you can see the most amazing and clear view of Mt. Fishtail. Between the journey of Low camp and High Camp, there is a hill station to explore the Himalayas like Annapurna south, Hiun Chuli, Chhomrong Village, Ghandruk Village, Mt.Fishtail, Annapurna region, flora and fauna, beautiful village view, alpine forest, Gurung and Thakali culture as well as the least touristy trek. In addition, we ascend upwards again to High Camp where you will be staying overnight.Day 5 Discovering day ! either visit viewpoint or Mardi base camp hike.
The trek starts up having delicious breakfast at the high camp lodge. We take a packed lunch with drinking bottled water, begin your journey to Mardi Himal Base Camp. Mardi Himal base camp is located at an altitude in 4,500 meters, the best destination for all age tourists. But you need to walk over rough and tough rocky mountain trails. If you are a fit backpacker, you can complete this day tour within 6 hours. Through the journey to mbc, you will have an amazing view of Annapurna mountains series such as Annapurna-I, South Annapurna, Hiunchuli, Ten Peak, Gangapurna and Gandarbhachuli, Mt.Fishtail.Day 6 High Camp to Siding hiking (1,700m/5,559 ft), 6 hours
Have a breakfast with the brilliant Sunrise view at High camp and descend towards Siding village. Walking back straight descend to the same fine forest you can again see the beautiful red Rhododendron forest. You will get your lunch at Low camp which is on the way back to Siding village. Siding is a traditional but simple local village to stay overnight.Day 7 Lumre village trek (almost 2 hrs). Drive out to Pokhara Fewa lakeside. drive
Early morning after breakfast, walk towards the Lumre village where the bus is waiting for you to drop off on Hari Chowk. Then we can take a private vehicle transfer to reach Fewa lakeside of Pokhara city.
On your way back to Pokhara, you will cross milky (Seti river in Nepali). As soon as you reach in town, you can visit some of the most beautiful landmarks of Pokhara city or go shopping where you can enjoy your moment.Day 8 Explore day around Pokhara valley city sightseeing.
After late breakfast, we start our sightseeing to explore Pokhara city. The worth able places such as Fewa Lake, Devi’s Fall, Vishwa Shanti Stupa (World Peace Stupa) or Seti George, International Mountain Museum, Tibetan refugee settlement, and Gupteshower Cave. Besides that, the rest of the time, you can either take a relax at our hotel or visit the markets for shopping. Overnight stay at hotelDay 9 Fly/or drive to Kathmandu. Or extend your trip on request.
We will drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus through the road passing terraces, streams, rivers, local settlements, high hills and along the riverside. If you are interested to fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu with extra cost (USD: 110 each person) for a flight ticket.
20 minutes flight journey offers a spectacular of Annapurna Himalayas inclusive Mt. Fishtail, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu, high hills, terraces, local settlements, and forests.Day 10Final departure day
Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey.
How much does Mardi Himal trek cost?
8 days Mardi Himal trek cost is USD 695 per person but of course, the trip price will vary according to group size. Taking flights from Pokhara to Kathmandu saves your time and riding the bus reduces the trip expenses.
For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add Pokhara – Kathmandu airfare, 3-star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and 2-star hotel standard accommodation in Pokhara (BB plan) with attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.
Mardi himal trek cost includes:
- Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
- 2 nights twin sharing on tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu.
- 1 night Tourist standard accommodation in Pokhara with Breakfast Plan
- Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trekking days
- Domestic flights: Kathmandu to Pokhara local airfare with airport tax.
- Tourist Bus transfer from Pokhara to Kathmandu as a round trip.
- Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis.
- Annapurna Conservation Area permits and TIMS permits for Trekking tours
- Pokhara to Dhampus phedi and return to Fewa lake side transfer by private vehicle.
- All land transportation as per written on above itinerary.
- Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs.
- Insurance of guide and porters.
- Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
- A special gift from our company.
Mardi himal trekking cost excludes:
- Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
- Lunch and Dinner while staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
- Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
- Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
- Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
- Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
- Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
- Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
- Any other things which are not mentioned above
We can organize a private express Mardi Himal Trekking starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
Nov. 05, 2019 – Nov. 14, 2019
Nov. 10, 2019 – Nov. 19, 2019
Nov. 15, 2019 – Nov. 24, 2019
Nov. 20, 2019 – Nov 29, 2019
Nov. 25, 2019 – Dec. 04, 2019
Nov. 30, 2019 – Dec. 09, 2019
Dec. 01, 2019 – Dec. 10, 2019
Dec. 05, 2019 – Dec. 14, 2019
Dec. 10, 2019 – Dec. 19, 2019
Dec. 20, 2019 – Dec 29, 2019
Dec. 25, 2019 – Jan. 03, 2019
Dec. 30, 2019 – Jan. 08, 2019
Feb 10, 2020 – Feb 19, 2020
Feb 20, 2020 – Feb 28, 2020
Feb 28, 2020 – March 09, 2020
March 10, 2020 – March 19, 2020
March 20, 2020 – March 29, 2020
March 25, 2020 – April 05, 2020
April 05, 2020 – April 14, 2020
April 20, 2020 – April 29, 2020
April 25, 2020 – May 03, 2020
May 05, 2020 – May 14, 2020
May 10, 2020 – May 19, 2020
May 15, 2020 – May 24, 2020
May 25, 2020 – June 04, 2020
June 01, 2020 – June 09, 2020
Sept 10, 2020 – Sept. 19, 2020
Sept 15, 2020 – Sept 24, 2020
Sept 20, 2020 – Sept 29, 2020
Sept. 30, 2020 – Oct. 09, 2020
Oct. 05, 2020 – Oct. 14, 2020
Oct. 10, 2020 – Oct. 18, 2020
Oct. 15, 2020 – Oct. 23, 2020
Oct. 17, 2020 – Oct. 26, 2020
Oct. 20, 2020 – Oct 29, 2020
Oct. 25, 2020 – Nov. 03, 2020
Oct. 30, 2020 – Nov. 09, 2020
Guaranteed – Trip is Guaranteed to run.
Available – Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
Limited – Only few space available
Question: Is pick up service available if my arrival day in Kathmandu?
Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flights details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.
Question: Do I need the experience to do express Mardi Himal trek?
Answer: Actually for this kind of trekking is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours a day, with a lightweight daypack. For this trekking, if you have about a little experience would be better.
Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on express Mardi Himal Trek group?
Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. the rooms along the routes are clean with a cozy bed with a nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you to take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.
Question: What kind of food can I expect in this Mardi Himal Trek solo?
Answer: All the community based guesthouses along the routes in Mardi Himal trekking route, they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
Moreover, the dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you are going.
Question: How do I get drinking water on fast Mardi lodge trekking?
Answer: During the trekking route there are all places hotel and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you with boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in campsite/along the way.
Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?
Answer: During the lodge trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your adapters! An extra battery will be recommended.
Question: Is there any communication facilities on Mardi peak trek?
Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.
Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?
Answer: No! So, for the trekking routes, you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city areas.
Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?
Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer a 20% advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.
Question: Who will carry my luggage on express Mardi Himal Lodge Trek?
Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porters carries the maximum of 25 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12.5 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.
Question: How much distance do I walk each day?
Answer: When walking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to a gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.
Question: Do I need walking polls ?
Answer: Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.
Question: Mardi himal base camp and mardi ridge trek same ? What about mardi peak trekking?
Answer: Yes ! Of course. Mardi Himal trekking is locally called Mardi ridge or mardi base camp trekking so do not confuse.
Question: By the way, is there any possibility to rent a guide? how to hire a local trek guide?
Answer: Yes of course. If you are not happy to go with the complete full board package trip, still you can hire our expert guide to make your holiday tour safer. However, visit a guide and porter hire or email us for your detail travel inquiry.
Question: How much additional money do I need per day?
Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on trek.
Mardi Himal Trek Highlights
- Discover Annapurna Himalayas within 180 deg angle from Mardi himal.
- Walkthrough fertile landscapes, Get an excellent view of Dhaulagiri with Annapurna family & Fishtail.
- Not very demanding trail so very fewer trekkers but nice landscapes on trek routes
- Experience the Gurung and other ethnic groups and their life styles.
Mardi himal trek notice:
As the information stated above is just a guide and standard template what we provide you, however, the trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary during on trip.
Furthermore, it is, however, very incredible that the itinerary would be extensively altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.
“What makes Mardi himal trek special?”
Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in the quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern.
We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits to the local communities and helps to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.
Mardi Himal and Poon Hill Trek5 star based on – 273 Based on TripAdvisor Reviews
We had a great time with the trek team, who both looked aft er us well. Our guide Ram was very good at adjusting our schedule on trek, to make best use of the sometimes bad weather, and taking account of our abilities.
The tea houses were better than we expected and were generally well organized too. The hotels organized in Thamel, Pokhara, and Bhaktapur were all perfect for us. The trek up through the forest to the final mountain ridge was very enjoyable, and we did get some fine views between the rain, hail, and snow..- Tony Anthony Rye, London, United Kingdom
Mardi Himal and Poon Hill Trek5 star based on – 273 Based on TripAdvisor Reviews
Extremely friendly and cooperative operator with very nice staff. fully customized package carefully designed with every customer requirement in mind. And very flexible in service without any extra cost. Best quality service at most economical price.- Ashish Das, XLRI University, India
Trip Price : USD 695 Per Person
- Duration of Trek : 9 Days
- Max Altitude: 3,550m /11,609 ft
- Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
- Group-Size: 2-25 People
- Best Time: Oct -May
- Trip Mode: Guest House
- Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Transportation: Car/Plane/bus
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