Mardi Himal Trekking- 10 Days

Mardi Himal Trekking is one of the most beautiful trekking destinations in Nepal as it boasts of demonstrating the elite features of the stunning Annapurna Conservation Area. The eye appealing views of the Himalaya and because of its easy accessibility, this trek is gaining an enormous popularity within a short period of time.

The trekking trail of Mardi Himal is comparatively a newly inaugurated trail which starts from the travelers’ heart of Nepal - Pokhara. It will be approx. one hour drive to Kande where we will start the trek to Australian Camp followed by small village of Pothana. The sunset and sunrise view from Pothana is simply amazing. Then the journey continues to the junction point of Pitam Deurali where our trail to Mardi Himal separates from the Annapurna Base Camp route. It will take us another 4 hours from Pitam Deurali to reach (Kokar) Forest camp, situated in the middle of oak and rhododendron forests. It is a good camp to overnight with couple of Tea Houses.

The trek now gradually climbs in the hub of rhododendron mounds and Himalayan grasslands to the Low camp via Rest camp. It is comparatively a short day compared to the last camp. The hike from Low camp to High camp is an interesting one. With beautiful mountains showing up once we get to Badal Danda. This place is literally above the clouds with astonishing views of Mount Fishtail, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and others. High Camp is the last point up to which Tea Houses are available.  Though we can hike up to Lower, Upper View Point and finally to Mardi Himal Base Camp the following day. Definitely this day will be the major highlight of your Mardi Himal Trek.  After the wonderful experience and vistas that we have witnessed, we descend down gradually to Sidding village and then drive back to Pokhara.

This is a teahouse trek which persuades you with the witness of the tongue - tying landscapes and diverse forests in the perfectly pristine atmosphere. Also, this trek offers you an opportunity to appreciate the local ethnic culture of the people. The Gurung, Rai and Limbu villages give intuition into the distinctcustoms and culture of the indigenous people who inhabit in the Himalaya of Nepal.

Hence, this short Mardi Himal Trek is a perfect mix of natural grace, Himalayan eminence and a serene trekking journey. Our highly skilled and hiking specialist team will assure to take care of you from the very start to the end of the journey and will put their best efforts to make your trip a journey to remember for the lifetime. Mardi Himal Trekking can be done thorughout the year. Best season would be from March- May and september- December. 

 

Trip Highlights

 

  • Unmatchable views of Annapurna Ranges, Hiunchuli and Fishtail
  • Flora and fauna 
  • Landcapes and vegetations
  • Authentic cultute and lifestyles
  • Moderate Trek with outstanding scenery 
  • Off beaten trails 
  • One of best alternatives to Ghorepani PoonHill and Annapurna base camp trek 

Day 1 : Arrive in Kathmandu

Day 2 : Tourist Bus drive to Pokhara (910 m), 7 hrs

Day 3 : Drive to Kade and trek to Pothana (1,925 m) 3 hrs

Day 4 : Trek to Forest Camp (2,600 m), 4 hrs

Day 5 : Trek to Low Camp (3,150 m), 5 hrs

Day 6 : Trek to High Camp (3,600 m), 4 hrs

Day 7 : Hike to Upper view point and Mardi Himal Base Camp (4,200 m), 6 hrs

Day 8 : Trek to Siding village and drive to Pokhara (1,750 m), 6 hrs

Day 9 : Tourist Bus drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Day 10 : Happy Departure

Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
20 December, 2019 29 December, 2019 US $790 per person Guaranteed
10 January, 2020 19 January, 2020 US $790 per person Guaranteed
14 February, 2020 23 February, 2020 US $790 per person Guaranteed
05 March, 2020 14 March, 2020 US $790 per person Guaranteed
12 March, 2020 21 March, 2020 US $790 per person Guaranteed
20 March, 2020 29 March, 2020 US $790 per person Guaranteed
31 March, 2020 09 April, 2020 US $790 per person Guaranteed
01 April, 2020 10 April, 2020 US $790 per person Available
11 April, 2020 20 April, 2020 US $790 per person Available
18 April, 2020 27 April, 2020 US $790 per person Guaranteed
27 April, 2020 06 May, 2020 US $790 per person Available
14 May, 2020 23 May, 2020 US $790 per person Available
22 May, 2020 31 May, 2020 US $790 per person Guaranteed
05 June, 2020 14 June, 2020 US $790 per person Available

Cost Include(s)

 

  1. Transfer from Airport – Hotel – Airport: Car, Van, Hi-ace or Coaster in a private vehicle.
  2. Authentic Nepali welcome dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program.
  3. Accommodation in Kathmandu, 2 nights on Twin share Bed and Breakfast Basis.
  4. Accommodation in Pokhara, 2 nights on Twin share Bed and Breakfast Basis.
  5. Accommodation during Trek ; local lodges 5 nights  (Full board meals, 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches,  5 dinners  with twin-share rooms and beds
  6. English speaking experienced Sherpa guide (Govt. Trained/License Holder).
  7. One Sherpa guide-assistant if group size is more than 4 Trekkers.
  8. Porters: One porter for 2 Trekkers basis.
  9. Trek Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
  10. Personal insurance for Nepalese staff.
  11. Annapurna Foothill’s Duffle bag for Trekking.
  12. Annapurna Foothill’s T-shirt.
  13. Energy Supplies (Snickers, Mars, Bounty) and Fresh Fruits on the Trek
  14. First aid medicine kit.
  15. Annapurna Conservation Fee, TIMS permits & all required permits or Official Documentation.
  16. All ground transfers Kathmandu –Pokhara
  17. All government and local taxes.

Cost Exclude(s)

 

  1. Your Personal Travel Insurance.
  2. Nepal Entry Visa Fee.
  3. Lunch & Dinner in cities - allow $ 10 to 14 for per meal in Tourist restaurants.
  4. Beverages (soft drinks, mineral water , boiled water and beer).
  5. Tips for guide, porters and driver (customary).
  6. Additional night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early return from Trek (due to any reason) than the planned itinerary.

Equipment and Packling List for Mardi Himal Trekking:

 

Head

  • 1 Sun hat / Warm hat
  • 1 Sunglasses with UV protection
  • 1 Flash light / Head lamp


Lower Body

  • 2 Under Garments (trousers)
  • 2 Lightweight cotton long pants
  • 2 Fleece pants (seasonal)
  • 1 Waterproof pants
  • 5 underwear
  • 1 skirt


Upper Body

  • 3-4 T-shirts
  • 1 Fleece jacket or pullover
  • 1 Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • 1 Waterproof jacket
  • 1 sweater
  • 1 Down Jacket rated to minus 10-15 degrees


Hands
1 pair Lightweight gloves wool or fleeced

 

Feet

  • 3 pair Thin inner socks
  • 2 pair Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • 1 pair Hiking shoes with spare laces
  • 1 pair Running shoes or sandals for evening

 

Accessories

  • Down Sleeping bag rated to zero DC
  • Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
  • Prescription drugs if you may be taking daily
  • Daypack bag (30-40L)
  • Trekking Poles/ sticks
  • Refillable water bottle - Min 1 Litre
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Light weight towel
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti bacterial hands wash
  • Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Small mirror
  • Wet wipe
  • Poncho ( it is rainy season ) 


Extras

  • Reading/writing material
  • Camera & Binoculars
  • Protein bars, chocolate, dried fruits, candies and snack foods.

 

The Best Time to Do the Mardi Himal Trekking
The best seasons for trekking in the Annapurna region are spring (February to late April) and autumn (late September to late November). Winter trekking is also possible for Ghorepani, Poonhill, Ghandruk, Annapurna Base Camp, and Kali Gandki.  However, if there is a lot of snow the path may be quite challenging above Dovan.
 

The Mardi Himal Trekking is a Tea Houses/Lodge Trek and Home Stays

Accommodation is included in the cost of your package. Annapurna Foothills Treks takes great care to arrange the most comfortable accommodation possible throughout your stay.

In Kathmandu, our clients enjoy two nights in Hotel Holy Himalaya before and after heading into the remote regions.

During the trek, the nights will be spent in clean and comfortable tea houses with plenty of character and good food. The simple rooms usually have two narrow beds. The family run lodges are a great place to get to know the Nepalese people. In Nepalese culture, a guest is equal to god, and surely this has become even more of a reality since the tourism industry has improved their meager opportunities to earn. You will be made very welcome!

Spending Money per Day

Although it depends on your spending habits, you should allocate US$ 10 - 15 per meal in Kathmandu. On the trek, your meals are included, but you may wish to purchase extras which are not included in your package, such as chocolate bars, Coca Cola or a beer.  US$10 - 15 a day should be enough, but keep in mind the cost of all items increases proportionately with the distance from the trail head.

Drinking Water on the  Trek

While trekking, it is important to keep hydrated; you should drink at least 3 liters of water each day. Tea Houses sell water either boiled and mineral water. We suggest taking water purifier or tablets for additional safety. 

Fitness/Health for the Mardi Himal Trekking 

If you have a reasonable level of fitness, this trek should be more than manageable. The altitude becomes more noticeable the higher we go, so we walk at a slow pace and take plenty of breaks to rest and acclimatize.

Safety during the Trek

When travelling in remote mountain regions, uncertainties such as weather, health problems and natural disasters require a certain amount of flexibility.  While our goal is to follow the itinerary, that is not our first priority; your safety is always our first priority.  Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions request your cooperation to accept the decisions and advice of our trusted and experienced guides if they deem it necessary to change or cancel any part of the itinerary due to safety concerns.

Travel Insurance For the Trek

Annapurna Foothills Treks strongly recommends you have sufficient insurance coverage to go into this remote area. You need specialized travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, injury, lost baggage, liability and medical treatment. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. can organize the appropriate medical response based on your policy.

Trip Facts

Destination : Nepal

Duration : 10 Days

Price : US $790 p/p

Trip Grade : Moderate

Max. Altitude:4200m

Min. Altitude:900m

Minimum Group Size:2 Trekkers

Maximum Group size:8 Trekkers

Activities:Trekking and Hiking

Transport:Private Vehicles, Tourist Bus

Starts:Kathmandu

Ending:Kathmandu

Best Season:March- May and September- December

Permits:Annapurna Conservation Fee, TIMS Card

Accommodation During Trek:6 Nights at Tea House / Lodge

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