Mardi Himal Trekking

  • Duration 11 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trek Style Trekking and Tour
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Transportation Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
  • Meals Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation Hotel + Teahouses + Lodges
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Price USD 700 (Coaches / Car) | USD 955 (Private Car)

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The newly opened Mardi Himal Trekking route gives you unique experience of Landscape, Mountains, people, and diversity in the Annapurna region. Mardi trek route was opened in 2014, at the beginning days there were no lodges. Nowadays there is few hotels and Mardi trek is becoming the most popular trekking in Annapurna region. Mardi Himal is situated just east of the Most popular Annapurna base camp trek and on the bottom of Mt. Fishtail.

You can see in the pictures how close you can see the mountains ranges in front, Mardi Himal trekking is one the best short trek routes in Nepal. Mardi trek route is less crowded than other popular treks in Annapurna region. Rugged Trails Nepal suggested itinerary can be customized on your request, we can make it shorter or can make it longer upon your request and time frame. Mardi Himal trek goes through typical village Dhampus, Pothana, Deurali, forest camp, low camp, the rest camp, Dadal Danda, and high camp. Along the way, you will be welcomed by the Mt. Fishtail, rhododendron forest, typical villages, ships, yaks, colorful forest, and grassland. Mardi Himal trek is suitable for all kind of hikers and also suggested for the family. For more details and information about the trip feel free to contact us. 
Only Mardi Himal Trekking cost 300 USD check our fixed departure dates for Mardi Himal Trekking. Want to start Mardi Himal Trek from Pokhara? Email us our team will assist you from Pokhara.

You might like to do Yoga practice in Mardi Himal Trek. wink

Trip Highlights

  • Best view point for Mt. Fishtail.
  • World Heritage Sites visit in Kathmandu.
  • Beautiful Pokhara Valley, Lakes.
  • Amazing Annapurna Himalayas, Landscapes.
  • Sunrise view points, diversity.
  • Food, Cultures, lifestyle and more. 

Outline Itinerary

  • Day01 Arrive in Kathmandu.
    • Walking Hour N/A
    • Foods Dinner
    • Altitude 1300 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day02 Kathmandu city tour.
    • Walking Hour 3
    • Foods Breakfast
    • Altitude 1300 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day03 Drive to pokhara. 210 Km, 5-6 hrs drive.
    • Walking Hour 6
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 800 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day04 Pokhara drive to Kande Trek to Pothana
    • Walking Hour 5
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 1970 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day05 Pothana Trek to Forest Camp - Rest Camp.
    • Walking Hour 5-6
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 2560 m
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day06 Rest Camp - Low Camp Trek to Badal Danda.
    • Walking Hour 4-5
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 3250 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day07 Badal Danda Trek to High Camp.
    • Walking Hour 6
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 4100 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day08 High Camp - Mardi View Point- Mardi Base Camp (4500 M) - Low Camp.
    • Walking Hour 5-6
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 2990 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day09 Low Camp - Sidding - Drive back to Pokhara
    • Walking Hour 3
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 850 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day10 Pokhara - Kathmandu.
    • Walking Hour 6
    • Foods Breakfast, Dinner
    • Altitude 1300 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day11 Final departure..
    • Walking Hour N/A
    • Foods Breakfast
    • Altitude N/A
    • Accommodation N/A

Trip Map

  • Day01 Arrive in Kathmandu.

    Rugged Trails Nepal representative will meet and greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel and help you check into your hotel. We will introduce your trekking guide and meet with you at hotel to brief you about your daily activities etc

    • Walking Hour N/A
    • Foods Dinner
    • Altitude 1300 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day02 Kathmandu city tour.

    After breakfast proceeds our short guided sightseeing tour at the Swayambhunath Temple. After Swayambhunath temple, we will visit another UNESCO World Heritage sites Patan Durbar Square, and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath), which is also one of the largest stupas in the world.
    After sightseeing drives back to hotel and briefing of our rest of trip plan. At the same time if you have to buy any trekking gears or things for the rest of the days Guide will help take you to the trekking equipment store in Thamel.

    • Walking Hour 3
    • Foods Breakfast
    • Altitude 1300 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day03 Drive to pokhara. 210 Km, 5-6 hrs drive.

    After breakfast drive to Pokhara. The way from Kathmandu to Pokhara Only 210Km. Interesting drive through the Valley, Mountains view, River side with the nice green view, the local village. Normally it takes 6 to 7 hours but sometime it might be accident and blockade from a landslide. Check in Hotel, evening free time for walking around Fewa Lake.

    • Walking Hour 6
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 800 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day04 Pokhara drive to Kande Trek to Pothana

    Get ready to start the first day of the trek after breakfast. The day starts with a one hour drive to Kande to embark on trekking journey. Your destination walk for the day is to Pothana, a beautiful overnight place with the spectacular Himalayan view from the viewpoint just above the camp. The walk is short and peaceful today. Only after about four hours of walk, you reach Pothana to stay overnight. Short walking day yet incredible experience. You will enjoy the walk through a lush forest, local village, and peaceful surroundings.

    • Walking Hour 5
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 1970 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day05 Pothana Trek to Forest Camp - Rest Camp.

    Trek for the day starts after breakfast and advances towards Rest Camp via Pitam Deurali and Forest Camp. It is another day of serene forest walk, first towards Pitam Deurali and then aiming to Forest camp before going on the final uphill walk to Rest Camp to stay overnight. It is a beautiful experience of listening to the birds and breeze while walking through the forest.

    • Walking Hour 5-6
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 2560 m
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day06 Rest Camp - Low Camp Trek to Badal Danda.

    In the morning with a spectacular view of Mt. Fishtail, sunrise Mardi Himal, sunrise and the surrounding valley.
    The walk starts after breakfast and it is another short day walk through the beautiful lush forest. You are heading to Badal Danda today that goes past Low Camp. It is just about 3 hours of walk before you reach Badal Danda. The overnight place truly stands for its name – Badal Danda. Badal is the Nepali word for cloud and Danda, the hill. When you reach Badal Danda you will be high above lush forest line just to find more of grassy pastures or simply bare hill.

    • Walking Hour 4-5
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 3250 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day07 Badal Danda Trek to High Camp.

    You are now ready to walk higher to the High camp and it is another short and easy walking day of the trek. It is only about two hours of a walk at the most to reach High Camp that will allow you to spend more time at High Camp. Walk through the grassy pastures, rhododendron bushes (yes now you will see the rhododendron trees getting smaller) with spectacular surroundings to the High camp only to be exposed to the breathtaking view of the Himalayan peaks.
    Allow yourself time to explore around the high camp; breathe the high elevation air; soak into the charisma of mountains and get ready for the final day hike to the Mardi Himal base camp early morning tomorrow.

    • Walking Hour 6
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 4100 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day08 High Camp - Mardi View Point- Mardi Base Camp (4500 M) - Low Camp.

    It’s an early start of the day and also the highlight of the trip. You will start the day at around 4 in the morning and hike towards the viewpoint to enjoy a spectacular sunrise over the Himalayan peaks. Walk in the light of your flashlight at traverse the narrow, grassy trail up the hill towards viewpoint. But the final target is to reach the Mardi Himal Base Camp. The daylight dawns upon to expose you to the wonderful mountains as you walk up towards the viewpoint.
    Once you reach the viewpoint, you will be awestruck by the panoramic and unexpectedly close up views of the mountain peaks in Annapurna range of the Himalayas. Enjoy the views as you look down at the high camp far below just to realize how high you have come.
    Later, enjoy the ridge walk towards the base camp looking the Annapurna gorge below and mountains just in front of you. You trek further down to low camp after lunch to stay overnight.

    • Walking Hour 5-6
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 2990 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day09 Low Camp - Sidding - Drive back to Pokhara

    The first part of the trek today goes steeply down through the forest to Sidding village. After reaching sidding we will drive back to Pokhara. Afternoon free time for shopping and boating in Phewa Lake. If you want to extend your holiday in Pokhara for few days let us know.

    • Walking Hour 3
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 850 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day10 Pokhara - Kathmandu.

    Overnight in Kathmandu and join a cultural show and dinner.

    • Walking Hour 6
    • Foods Breakfast, Dinner
    • Altitude 1300 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day11 Final departure..

    Transfer to the airport.

    • Walking Hour N/A
    • Foods Breakfast
    • Altitude N/A
    • Accommodation N/A

Cost Includes:

  • Full Board (breakfast, lunch, and Dinner) in Trekking
  • Domestic Airfare as per itinerary. (Depends on price quotes)
  • Accommodation during the trek (local lodge).
  • The government registered English speaking local expert guide, porters.
  • Annapurna Conservation park fees, TIMS Card.
  • Accommodation at standard hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing with breakfast.
  • Guided Tour in a city with the Expert tour guide.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in city
  • Equipment clothing for porter & staffs.
  • Insurance for all staff & porters.
  • Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek
  • First Aid Kit Comprehensive
  • Duffel bag and Mardi Himal Trekking Map for Each Member
  • Salary, allowances, expenses & insurance for all staff including porters

Cost Excludes:

  • Nepal visa - Multiple Entrée 30 days - USD 40
  • Lunch & dinner during hotel stay in Kathmandu
  • Extra baggage charges
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/road block due to any reason
  • Personal insurance, medical evacuation in case of emergency.
  • Service other than mentioned above.
  • Items of a personal nature expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, mineral water.
  • Entrance fees during the sightseeing in the city.
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    Tammy
    United Kingdom Published: Thursday, January 19, 2017

    Mardi Himal Trek

    Rating:

    Firstly, what an amazing Mardi Himal trek! I've done ABC & EBC & this one impressed me just as much as the other two.  Nirajan was very helpful with all aspects of the trek and organizing it for me, I will defiantly use him again in the future!  My guide…

Trip Note

  • Mardi Himal Trek itinerary is customizable.
  • 300 USD trek price is for trekking only with meals, guide, and porter.
  • This trek can be organized all around the year.
  • During the winter in heavy snow fall, we will skip Mardi Base Camp.

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