Mardi Himal Trek

If you are seeking to go for short trekking trail but wanted to enjoy every bit of trekking then Mardi Himal base camp trek is the perfect choice to go for. The Mardi Himal trekking track is rather latest path to be found in the Annapurna region. The trek is a wonderful chance to stroll up all the way through very old rhododendron jungles to the extremely large peak faces. Above all, you will get to capture awesome views of Annapurna South, GangaPurna, Machhapuchhre or Fishtail, Hiunchuli, Annapurna I, Mardi Himal itself and more. It was formally introduced for trekking only in 2012 and is very minimally walked route, it known as less touristic trekking trail as well. To go for Mardi Himal trek, you just need to have normal level of fitness. However, there are certain rocky parts to walk on.

Mardi Himal trekking route is clutched in between two well-liked and popular trek routes in Annapurna Region which includes Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek as well as Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Mardi Himal trek takes you from side to side with the paths situated on the east section of the Annapurna Base Camp trek. Your trail also winds passing thick rhododendron wooded area, villages taking space by houses made up of stones. One of the enchanting divisions of the Mardi himal Trek is getting rewarded by striking bird known as Danphe. It is a vivid Himalayan bird denoted as the national bird of Nepal.

We, Musical Adventure Trekking design Mardi Himal trek that will take you to the tranquil part of Annapurna region and get to know about the welcoming nature of local inhabitants. In addition, you will perceive number of recently made guest houses or may get pleasure from home stay facilities put in offer by the locals. The best season to go for the trek is all through mid September to early December.

Hardi Himal Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Day 01:
Arrival at Kathmandu (1,350 m/4,428 Ft)
Day 02:
Kathmandu to Pokhara (850 m/2,750 Ft & 6-7hrs drive)
Day 03:
Pokhara to Pritam Deurali (2,540 m/8,330 Ft & 5hrs trek)
Day 04:
Pritam Deurali to Forest Camp (2,600m/8,528 Ft & 5-6hrs trek)
Day 05:
Forest Camp to Badal Danda (3,250 m/10,660 Ft & 5-6hrs trek)
Day 06:
Badal Danda to High Camp (3,555 m/11,660 Ft & 3hrs trek))
Day 07:
Trek to Mardi Himal Base camp and trek back to High Camp 8hrs trek
Day 08:
High Camp to Forest Camp (6hrs trek)
Day 09:
Forest Camp to Sidding village (1,885 m/6,182 Ft & 6hrs trek)
Day 10:
Sidding village to Pokhara via Lwang village (5hrs trek & 2hrs drive)
Day 11:
Pokhara to Kathmandu by 8hrs Drive or 20minute Flight
Day 12:
Departure

Note: The above itinerary is a guideline and standard pattern, which we provide you. Trek itinerary can be modified according to your interest, time and requirements. The trip cost will be according to Deluxe, Standard, Budget and group size so please kindly provides us your details for a customized program.

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428Ft)

Our official representative will receive you at the Tribhuwan International airport (TIA) with fresh wrath then transfer to hotel by private transport in midst of town. As you arrive at hotel complete check in formalities then depending on time abilities, you might like to walk around across the Thamel alley, have some drinks and look trekking and hiking equipment’s in the shops.

Overnight at hotel

Day 02:Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m/2,690ft) by 7hrs drive

As we going Pokhara by tourist bus, the bus departure at 7:30 am from Kantipath, your guide will come to receive 6: 30 am at your hotel then short warm-up walk to bus terminal. It will be more/less 7hrs drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, bus will make break twice along the Prithivi highway for breakfast and lunch. I believe it will be pleasant drive for us because of Mother Nature. You will see dramatically scenario on your drive from valley of god and goddess to lake and Himalayan city of Nepal. The drive expose beautiful Mountain View, dotted Nepalese village on green hill, adventure rafting on Trishuli River, picturesque cable-car then once we reach Pokhara if the weather and time permitted walk around lake side then do boating in Phewa lake.

Overnight at hotel

Day 03:Drive from Pokhara to Phedi then trek to Pritam Deurali (2,540 m/8,330 Ft & 5hrs trek)

We have our breakfast before we begins our scenic drive to Dhampus Phedi. From Phedi we begin physical trek through gurung village with strenuous uphill, great view of deep steamy valley all the way to Dhampus. We will see panoramic Himalayan view from Dhampus with steamy valley along the Mardi River.Then enjoyable walk through middle of gurung village with culture excursion as soon as walk out from village trek continuous in the forest to horizon Pothana village. After delicious organic lunch, trek continuing to a ridge of Mardi and Mordi River, Pritam Deurali.

Overnight at guesthouse

Day 04:Trek from Pritam Deurali to Forest Camp (2,600m/8,528 Ft & 5-6hrs trek)

From (Deurali) we are leaving trail of ABC trek and following virgin trail on silence forest with mixed vegetation. The trail will be mesmerized in spring because of blossom herbs and national flower of Nepal, Rhododendron. Entire trail is ascending in dense forest on rhythm of birds whistling. Since it is newly opened and non-touristic trekking route in Annapurna region. Does not have any teashop and guesthouse up to Forest Camp from Deurali. We should carry pack lunch and enough drinking water for entire days to Forest Camp.

Overnight at guesthouse

Day 05:Trek from Forest Camp to Badal Danda (3,250 m/10,660 Ft & 5-6hrs trek)

After breakfast at guesthouse again we climbing-up through the dense pine forest as we climbing higher altitude the vegetation changing grassy bushes to high pine trees. While walking in the thick forest often hide and seek with Annapurna Himalayan peaks and chances to see wild animals grey-money, deer etc. We stop at lower camp for lunch break then once more 2hrs climbing-up to ridge, once arrive at the open ridge, we will see closer panoramic Himalayan view from left Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna south, Annapurna I, Machhapuchhare himal and Mt. Manaslu at right end. From here tiny ascend to Badal Danda, just right above the tree lines, only one accommodation is available here but the view is awesome. Just walk 5 minute to ridge, it offers stunning and sunrise and sunset on Annapurna Himalayan range right above the great modi canyon.

Overnight at guesthouse

Day 06:Trek from Badal Danda to High Camp (3,555 m/11,660 Ft & 3hrs trek)

We have a short and easy trek day to High Camp, we will have leisure and relax morning with viewing sunrise on crystalize mountains. The view of stunning golden ray on panoramic mountain makes your morning fabulous. The gradual trail lead on the ridge of shrubby alpine territory with viewing Himalayas and classical Annapurna base camp trekking route. High camp is lie at height of 11,660Ft above the sea level and small yak meadow at base of fishtail peak. Three guesthouse with 60 people capacity always open and run by frankly, helpful and smiling gurung people from lower village. Most of evening before get dark you will see the white and dark cloud line under then the red sunray on the snowcapped peak, like a magic.

Overnight at guesthouse

Day 07:Day trip to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4,500 m/14,760 Ft & 7hrs) with ascending 945 m

The most thrilling and astonishing day of Mardi Himal base camp trek with long ascending to Mardi Mamal base camp. The most part of trail is ascending up on rocky pebble with follow footmark of Yak. It takes 4hrs to reach base camp of Mardi himal, the base camp is right bottom of Fishtail and the altitude alpine base camp approach amazing view of Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Flute Peak, Mt. Hiuchuli, sacred mountain Machhapuchhare and Manaslu with massive canyon. Then trek down to guesthouse and spend extra night at high camp.

Overnight at guesthouse

Day 08:Trek from High Camp to Forest Camp (5-6 hrs trek)

We trek back to Forest camp via Badal Danda and lower camp.

Overnight at guesthouse

Day 09:Trek from Forest Camp to Sidding Village (1,885 m/6,182 Ft & 6hrs trek)

The trail steeply descend through rhododendron and Maple forest to bottom of valley where then come to settlement of Himalayan indigenous people, Sidding village. You might tired after long steep down, we take a look cultural show at gurung village.

Overnight at guesthouse

Day 10:Sidding village to Pokhara via Lwang village (4hrs trek & 2hrs drive)

We Trek to Lwang village then drive to Pokhara, the gentle trail lead on sloppy potatoes farm then walk on organic tea garden to Lwang village. We have lunch break then jeep ride to Pokhara.

Overnight at hotel

Day 11:Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1,350 m/7hrs drive)

The bus departure 7:30 am from Pokhara bus station nearby Lake side the bus will carry us to Kathmandu. The road is same that we took on our way to Pokhara. It will stop in two places for snacks and lunch along the way. We will be driving via beautiful green hills, small countryside towns and thundering rivers.

Overnight at hotel

Day 12:Departure

Here we come to the end of our memorable a weeklong Himalayan trip. We transferred to international airport according to your flight schedule then onward journey to home.

Cost Includes:

  • Airport/hotel pick-up & drop-off services
  • Accommodation at Kathmandu as per itinerary on bed & breakfast plan
  • Accommodation at Pokhara as per itinerary on bed & breakfast plan
  • All the required ground transportation as indicated above
  • Guided Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour with private transportation
  • Trekking information management system cards
  • Annapurna conservation project area fees
  • Experienced English speaking licensed guide and experienced Porter with salary, accommodation, food and Insurance.
  • Three meals a day during the trek (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner with hot drinks)
  • Seasonal fresh fruits where available
  • Musical Adventure Trekking Complimentary trekking equipment's four seasonal sleeping bag, down Jacket etc. (should be returned upon completing the trek)
  • Pokhara - Phedi - Lwang - Pokhara transportation by private vehicle
  • Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu transferring by tourist bus
  • First aid medical kit, oximeter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude
  • Normal lodge/guesthouse base accommodation during trek in the mountain
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at typical Nepalese restaurant with live cultural show

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal visa fees 15/30/90 Day in cost of U$D 25/40/100
  • Extra Meals & accommodation at Kathmandu-Pokhara which not indicate on the itinerary
  • Travel & medical insurance which should cover sort of emergency rescues
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing entrance & monuments fees
  • Personal expenses battery charge, hot shower, phone calls, Internet, laundry etc.
  • Gratitude (Tips) to guide and porters

Frequently Asked Questions

Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek duration and walking hours is based on physical ability of travelers. Our standard pattern itinerary works and fit for 90% of travelers and it advice to trek 4-9hrs walk each day.
You should be up to date on routine vaccination where you are but the some of the health association WHO and CDC recommended get these vaccination before get into Nepal, like Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Typhoid, Japanese Encephalitis, Malaria and Rabies. These disease can be transmitted to stranger people from water, meal, sexual relationship with local, animal bites etc.
Normal and standard accommodation are available with western style toilet along Mardi Himal base camp trek. The room is cozy, neat and clean with twin sharing bed and one complimentary blanket in room. One blanket is not enough in that temperature that why should have to have -10 ºc sleeping bags with you, do not have your own sleeping bag then do not worry we arrange four seasonal sleeping bag for during your mountain trek. All the guesthouse in the mountain have chimney and it on between 5 pm to 8 pm which made dining room warm in the cold. Concerning to meal along the Mardi Himal Base Camp trek will give you open menu, choose any meals from menu card like Chinese, Indian, Mexican, Continental and Nepalese cuisine with hot drink. Our experience guide know lot about hygienic and organic meals on the trek, please talk with him about foods.
Mountain/trekking guide are educated, experienced and knowledge about the culture, history and regions of Nepal. The guide have to attend certified course that are offered by Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation and they need to attend 45Days classes.
Autumn and Spring are the best season to do trek in the year but apart of best season you can do Mardi himal base camp trek in June/July/August and December/January/February as well. July and August are the heavy monsoon month in Nepal, you can do Mardi Himal base camp trek but most time of day is raining and often get landslide and leeches along the trail. December/January are the winter in Nepal, we have snowfall above 2500mtrs height and due to the snowing, it will be cold still can do trek with well-prepared equipment’s. In winter you will get great view of Himalayas without misty and hazy.
You will not be responsible to carry your luggage from Kande – Pritam Deurali – Forest Camp – Mardi Himal Base Camp – Lwang village - Pokhara. The porters can carry load between 25kg to 30kg (sharing between two trekker's). You will be responsible to carry your day pack with the essential and personal things such as water, Camera, wind and waterproof jacket, sun lotion extra camera batteries.
Yes, you need to be fit to do Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek, first day we do trek on lower section of ABC trek then off-beaten trail into the forest. The best way to train yourself for Mardi Himal Base Camp trek is to strap a pack on your back and go hiking as long as you can with your trekking boot. By doing so your feet and joints will become habituated to the constant walking you will face on the trek. Also be sure to hit the gym and run at least a month.
Most of travelers scared to visit Himalaya’s country because of high latitude. Maximum elevation of trek will be 4,800m/15,744Ft, you will begins your adventure from height of 1,400 mtrs from Kathmandu. It takes few days to reach high camp of Mardi Himal Base Camp which will be highest sleeping places in our venture. Then we will do day hike from high camp to Mardi Himal base camp and ascend 1,200 mtrs more from lodge. We trek 4-8hrs each day and climb approximately 500-800mtrs in day, maximum 800m ascending in a day will not create any altitude problem under 3000mtrs because we are trekking in greeneries which mean lots of oxygen around you. If any altitude symptom appears your trek leader will help you to healing it.
Yes you can absolutely do Mardi Himal Base Camp trek with you kids throughout years.
You can obtain Nepal visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos and print out online form from http://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa.. You might to stay in queue for a while, if you want to stay away from line. You can obtain your Nepal visa from your home as well. Just contact to nearby Nepal embassy around your home town. Does matter weather take 15 days, 30days or 90 days, it is a multiple visa there will different price for visa according to staying duration. 15 Days: 25 USD 25 Days: 40 USD 90 Days: 100 USD.

Equipment List

Accessories

Daypack up to 50 litre.

Down jacket

Four seasons sleeping bag.

Sleeping bag liner.

Water bottle

Trekking pole

Hand

1 Pair liner gloves thin wool or synthetic.

1 Elevation water proof wristwatch.

1 Nail cutter.

1Pair wind/waterproof gloves.

Upper Body – Head/Ears/Eyes

Sun head or Gulf cap

Sun glasses 100% UV protection with side shields and hard-sided storage in case.

Headlamp or torch light with at least 1pair of extra battery.

Ear muffs

Sun Lotions /Sun cream.

Main Body

2 Cotton t-shirts.

1 Synthetic t-shirt.

2 Long sleeve polyester or synthetic lightweight for sunny days. V-neck.

Zipper provides addition venting options which are good for changing temperatures.

1 Soft shell jacket water & wind resist.

1 Women swimming dress bathing in Hot spring.

Inner cloths as required

Lower Body / Leg

1Pair nylon hiking short paints. Quick drying type not cotton.

1Pair cotton paints(loose jeans/khakis).

1Pair soft shell pants – synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferable.

1Pair waterproof/windproof paint.

2Pair inner Thermal for day and night.

Inner cloths as you needed.

Feet

3Pair of trekking socks.

1Pairs woollen socks wearing on evening.

1Pair light sport or shoes sneaker.

Trekking boots.

Medicines / First Aid

Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.

Imodium or Pepto Bismo capsules for upset stomach or diarrheal.

Diamox(commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness. Please talk to with trek leader before taking medicine.

1Small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as mole skin, band aides

Anti-infection ointments, etc.

Your guides will have more extensive medical gear, but you should have the basics for general use.

Medicines / First Aid

Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.

Imodium or Pepto Bismo capsules for upset stomach or diarrheal.

Diamox(commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness. Please talk to with trek leader before taking medicine.

1Small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as mole skin, band aides

Anti-infection ointments, etc.

Your guides will have more extensive medical gear, but you should have the basics for general use.

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Chitwan Jungle Safari (2N/3D)
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Bardia National Park (3N/4D)
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Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve (3N/4D)
Koshi Tapppu Wildlife Reaserve is one of the smallest wildlife reserve in Nepal lies in Terai region.

Trisuli River Rafting (1D)
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Trip Facts

Activities: Trekking & Sightseeing

Maximum Height: 4,500 m/14,670 Ft

Duration:12Days

Transportation: Car/Van/Bus

Grade: Moderate

Season: Spring/Autumn

Accommodation:Hotel/Lodge/Guesthouse

Meal:Full Board On Trek

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