Mardi Himal Trekking - 5 Days

Mardi Himal Trekking - 5 Days
Trip Information
  • Duration5 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Difficulty Level Easy to Moderate
  • Max Altitude4500m / 14764 ft
  • ActivityTrekking
  • Group Size1+
  • Trip StartPokhara
  • Trip EndPokhara
  • Best TimeAll time of the year
Highlights
  • During our trek through the path of Mardi Himal, we will have the opportunity to witness awe-inspiring mountain ranges.
  • Traversing serene mountain woodlands adorned with pine and rhododendron vegetation adds more beauty to the trek.
  • The landscape exhibits a beauty that can be felt rather than expressed, characterized by the association of majestic peaks decorated with pristine white snow and undulating hills adorned with lush greenery.
  • The initial and concluding point of departure and arrival would be Pokhara. The city experiences a consistent influx of tourists owing to its exceptional natural aesthetics.
  • The pathway traverses beneath the imposing Mardi Himal and Machapuchare (also known as fish-tail) Himalayan Mountain ranges.

Advantages of booking Mardi Himal Trek with Holiday Tours Nepal.

  • We provide private car transportation services for the collection and delivery of passengers to and from specified locations on both international and domestic flights.
  • We provide first-aid kits and first-aid services.
  • Holiday Tours Nepal provides a range of essential items for travelers, including sleeping bags, down coats, T-shirts, caps, duffel bags, and city and hiking route maps, as required.
  • We organize rescue and evacuation services as well which have to be paid for by the client or the travel insurance of the client.
  • We provide an oximeter to monitor one's pulse, oxygen saturation, and heart rate daily. This practice proves to be very valuable in assessing symptoms related to Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS). This measure aids in ensuring that your voyage is entrusted to the most secure and reliable individuals.
  • Holiday Tours Nepal offers SIM cards to all its guests, ensuring seamless connection throughout their journey in Nepal. The client is responsible for covering the costs associated with the data pack and the activation charge for the SIM card.
  • Fresh and seasonal fruits are provided after dinner and cookies are provided at tea/coffee time. 

Introduction: Mardi Himal Trekking 2024-2025

The Mardi Himal Trek traverses a ridge that interconnects the valleys of the Modi River and Mardi River. The trek to Mardi offers an enjoyable experience for all individuals. In addition to traversing rhododendron forests, the route traverses a series of exceptionally picturesque valleys, namely Pitamber, Deurali, and Badal Danda Peaks, which are renowned for their natural beauty. Mardi Gras celebrations may also occur during the winter season. This trek is renowned for its captivating landscape over the entire route and is commonly referred to as the Annapurna Hidden Treasure Trek.

The establishment of the Mardi Himal Base Camp Routes occurred in 2012 after a comprehensive assessment conducted by the Annapurna Conservation Area Project, the National Trust for Nature Conservation, and the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN).

Trekking to Mardi Himal provides an exceptional opportunity to witness stunning vistas of majestic snow-capped peaks, such as Annapurna South (7,219 m/23,684 ft),Machapuchare (6,993 m/22,943 ft), and Annapurna I (8,091 m/26,545 ft). This expedition stands out as the most feasible five-day trek, offering convenient accessibility. Mardi Himal, with an elevation of 5,553 meters, Himalchuli, standing at 6,441 m /25,896 ft, and Annapurna III, reaching a height of 7,555 meters, are notable peaks in the region. Additionally, the Dhaulagiri Himal, towering at 8,167 m/26,795 ft, and Gangapurna, with an elevation of 7,454 m/ 24,459 ft, are also prominent features in the area. Mardi Trek is located on the eastern side of a renowned pathway leading to the Annapurna Base Camp, adjacent to the grand and lofty Fishtail Mountain.

The initial segment of the Mardi Himal Trek involves a 40-minute vehicular journey along the Beni Baglung Highway from Pokhara to Naudanda, Kande, followed by a subsequent ascent of 1.5 hours into Australian Camp. The Australian Camp offers a remarkable vantage point from which to observe the Annapurna and Pokhara valley in exquisite clarity. The current location of the camp is Pitam Deurali, positioned amidst the Annapurna South and Mardi Himal Peaks. From this vantage point, one may see the scenic vistas of the Modi Khola Valley as well as a lush rhododendron forest.

The Mardi Himal Base Camp Climb is a highly esteemed trekking destination in Nepal, situated near the eastern region of Machhapuchhre Himal. The Mardi Himal Base Camp, located at the base of the prominent Machhapuchhre peak, often known as the "fishtail" summit, within the Annapurna Range, attracts a limited number of trekkers. The hike traverses captivating rhododendron forests along narrow, meandering pathways until reaching an elevation of around 3,300 meters, where the forest concludes.

Upon reaching the high camp, one is greeted by a visually captivating landscape characterized by elevated hilly terrain, offering a breathtaking panorama encompassing Mardi Himal, Machapuchare, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli.

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Why 5-day Mardi himal trek so popular, and why should you go on it?

The Mardi Himal Trip, which spans 5 days, is widely recognized for its several notable aspects. This expedition offers a rapid ascent to an elevation of 4550 meters. Despite its popularity among budget-conscious travelers seeking to reach higher altitudes, this trek is considered a mid-budget option because of its relatively higher cost and shorter duration, which nonetheless allows for reaching a height of 4550 meters. During our journey, we will have the opportunity to appreciate awe-inspiring vistas from Badal Danda as we make our way towards the low camp.

Additionally, we will be able to see magnificent panoramas from the Australian camp and explore many plant species at the forest camp. In instances of favorable weather conditions, it is possible to observe the brilliant heavenly view during night-time from both the low camp and the high camp where we witness the Annapurna Base Camp trail during daylight hours. The duration required to reach the high camp is very short; nonetheless, once one arrives, one is greeted with awe-inspiring vistas and panoramic scenes that are truly captivating. The morning vistas exhibit exceptional magnificence if one chooses to stay at that location. Similarly, as we elevate our position, we are presented with awe-inspiring panoramas and surroundings.

Where does the Mardi Himal Trek Start and End?

The Mardi Himal Hike begins at Kande, following a journey of around one and a half hours drive from Pokhara. The trail has creditable qualities, beginning with a consistent and moderate inclination, thereafter transitioning to a harder incline in the vicinity of Australian Camp (2060 m/6758 ft), almost two hours distant. Thereafter, the path experiences a minor descent before Pothana (1950 m/6397 ft), followed by another increase as we approach Deurali (2100 m/6889 ft). A right turn may be observed from Deurali, where a sign bearing the inscription "Forest Camp" is prominently displayed on the roadside. The trail wanders through a tropical rainforest, initially inclining and afterward declining along a crest.

The incline of the path increases notably after reaching the midpoint, afterward progressing gradually until reaching the edge of Forest Camp (2600 m/ 8530 ft). Upon departing from Forest Camp, the initial section of the path has a relatively pronounced incline. However, as one approaches the summit, the topography undergoes a rapid transition towards a less steep gradient. Upon climbing for around one hour, the trail emerges from the dense vegetation of the jungle and progresses towards an exposed ridge, offering awe-inspiring vistas of Machhapuchhre and Annapurna South, situated to the left of Machhapuchhre. The trail commences its departure from Low Camp once more, crossing through the dense vegetation.

Note: To access Mardi Himal Base Camp, situated at an elevation of 4500 m/ 14763 ft , it is possible to ascend the ridge for an additional duration of approximately 4 to 5 hours. The subsequent descent back to High Camp typically requires approximately 4 hours. While this may result in a prolonged day, there exists a perspective in which the visual panorama can be observed in the midpoint. Subsequently, we proceed from our current location towards Low Camp, ultimately reaching Siding. The mode of transportation utilized for the return journey from Siding to Pokhara is a vehicle.

Is the journey to Mardi Himal Base Camp considered challenging ?

The completion of the Mardi Himal Trek may provide challenges. Nevertheless, this does not suggest that one is incapable of achieving success. One can successfully engage in hiking activities by cultivating a genuine interest in the activity and thoroughly engaging in physical fitness training well in advance of embarking on the journey. Despite the moderate difficulty level of the customary Mardi Himal Trip, it is advised for walkers and trekkers to possess a reasonable level of physical fitness. Ultimately, one continues to traverse the majestic Himalayan region of Nepal.

Climate and Weather During the Mardi Himal Trekking.

The optimal periods for visiting or engaging in hiking activities toward Mardi Himal are the spring and fall seasons.

During the times of spring and autumn in Nepal, the presence of clear skies enhances the visual experience by offering breathtaking vistas. During this particular season, the awe-inspiring mountains and landscapes, which are noticeable through the unobstructed sky, propose a profound sense of wonder. As the altitude increases, there is a possibility of temperature variations ranging from +15 to -3 degrees Celsius (59°F to 26.6°F). In contrast to spring and fall, the summer and monsoon seasons exhibit higher levels of precipitation and increased slipperiness.

The likelihood of precipitation is reduced throughout both spring and autumn due to the presence of chilly winds and clear skies. Natural disasters can be influenced by weather conditions. Therefore, mitigating the potential dangers associated with severe weather might contribute to the successful completion of the walk within the designated timeframe. Furthermore, favorable climatic conditions contribute to an improved outlook and facilitate our cognitive and emotional reestablishment of a bond with the natural environment.

Therefore, spring and autumn are considered to be the best seasons owing to their weather patterns and temperature fluctuations, which are influenced by changes in elevation.

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Local religion and culture at the Mardi Himal Region around the trekking trail.

Visitors get the opportunity to gain further insights into the local customs and civilizations. This region exhibits a diverse array of ethnic groups residing within its boundaries. The observation of individuals engaged in bamboo craftsmanship, ghee production, food preservation, plant cultivation, and the exploration of diverse cultural practices was made possible.

The region covers a diverse range of ethnic communities, including the Brahmins, Chhetri, Gurung, Magar, and various other tribes. There exists a diverse collection of ethnic groups, which can be generally classified into the Mongolian and Aryan tribes, in summary. The primary cause impacting the selection of this particular area is the presence of a diverse and vibrant cultural environment, characterized by a crowd of customs and practices that exhibit variations based on caste distinctions. The influence of harmony in ethnicity on individuals living around the regions is widely seen.

What are the recommended physical preparations for the Mardi Himal Trek?

Preparing physically for higher heights can provide challenges, particularly for individuals coming outside of the Himalayas. Indeed, Nepal holds the distinction of being the nation situated at the highest elevation on Earth. Fortunately, the Mardi Himal Walk is characterized by a more modest duration and altitude, rendering it shorter in comparison to many alternative trekking routes available in Nepal. Preparing for the Mardi Himal Trek does not provide significant challenges.

How to prepare for Mardi Himal Trekking?

It is recommended to start preparing three to six months before the beginning of your Mardi Himal journey, walking around 1-2 hours per day for five days. After approximately three weeks, one will acquire the ability, a fitting moment arises to enhance one's capabilities. Engage in the regular practice of carrying a bag weighing between 10 to 15 kilograms, at a dedicated time slot of three hours per week for an extended climbing activity. If, by chance, this particular lifestyle departs from your own, you will promptly encounter the advantages of this gentle physical activity.

Why to select Holiday Tours Nepal?

Safety is of utmost importance to us. In terms of cost management for our hikes and treks, we obey strictly a policy of non-negotiation. Our trekking guides have been selected based on their technical expertise, proven safety record, sound decision-making abilities, friendly nature, and ability to provide valuable and informed guidance and service. Moreover, they possess a high level of skill in the use of first aid techniques and the utilization of personal protective equipment for ensuring safety. The Annapurna Region ensures the provision of first aid supplies for all guided climbs and excursions.

Is travel Insurance required for Mardi Himal?

Holiday Tours Nepal strongly recommends all our clients to obtain travel and medical insurance to protect themselves from unforeseen circumstances that may arise during the trek. Before embarking on a journey to destinations inside the Himalayas, it is important to obtain both travel and medical insurance.

Beginning any journey or high-altitude trek in Nepal requires safety and precautions, Holiday Tours Nepal recommends all its customers acquire the necessary travel and medical insurance as required by law. The policy should provide enough protection for individuals engaging in treks and tours, surrounding a complete range of coverage for physical injuries, fatalities, medical expenses, and deportation costs associated with emergency evacuations.

This coverage should extend to various modes of transportation, including but not limited to helicopter rescue, air ambulance services, and protection for personal belongings.

Note: Travel Insurance is not mandatory but incase if things goes sideways having something is better than having nothing.

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) during the Mardi Himal Trekking Expedition at High Altitudes.

Altitude Sickness can affect any individual at any time during the time of walk. The reduced availability of oxygen at elevated altitudes poses respiration difficulties. It usually occurs at an altitude above 2500 meters (8,200 feet).

The symptoms of altitude mountain sickness are as follows

  • The individual is experiencing symptoms of headache and dizziness.
  • The symptoms of nausea and vomiting.
  • The topic of discussion pertains to the state of tiredness or fatigue.
  • Experiencing fatigue yet unable to attain restful sleep.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • The emotional states of anger and tension.

To minimize the risk of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), individuals should adopt suitable clothing according to the temperature, maintain proper hydration by consuming good amounts of water, follow a nutritious diet, and engage in physical activities. In the event of physical discomfort, it is advisable to seek rest and engage in relaxation techniques. It is recommended to maintain proper hydration wake up early in the morning and have some deep long breaths.

Please do not hesitate to request a break from the leader or guide if you are experiencing any physical discomfort. Occasionally, individuals may observe their dizziness as unimportant; yet, even a seemingly little appearance of this condition could potentially facilitate the unintentional access of water into the brain or lungs which may result in High-altitude cerebral edema (HACE) or High-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE).

Hotels and Accommodation Facilities at the Mardi Himal Trek?

Each of our walks, treks, and tour itineraries involves lodgings in suitable establishments such as hotels, lodges, homestays, guest houses, and resorts. Camping in certain remote areas is conducted by a prearranged itinerary. The duration of various trails can vary depending on factors such as the fitness level and pace of customers, the occurrence of airplane cancellations, adverse weather conditions, and the condition of roads or trails.

In the context of residing in an economically disadvantaged country, it is frequently necessary for us to compromise on the quality of services available. This is because as we progress towards higher elevations in mountainous areas, there is a decrease in both the abundance of vegetation and the density of the local people.

Nevertheless, due to its status as a popular tourist route, the majority of facilities remain available, although with potential adjustments. Examples of amenities commonly found in various accommodations include access to the internet, availability of hot showers, provision of toilet commodes, availability of laundry services (owing to limited warmth and sunlight), uninterrupted 24-hour power supply, and the quality and availability of rooms (typically designed to meet necessities). Nevertheless, the crew at Holiday Tours Nepal struggles conscientiously to provide excellent facilities and services.

Hotel in Mardi

Acclimatization during Mardi Himal trekking.

The ability to adapt to various environmental circumstances, such as weather conditions, local traditions, cultural practices, and food offerings, is crucial for completing and originating satisfaction from the walking experience. When planning routes, it is important to follow the guideline of not ascending more than 1000 meters in a single day. The ability to go beyond 1000 meters in a single day is not allowed and is not considered healthy; however, such an attempt may lead to respiratory challenges and the onset of altitude sickness.

Nevertheless, by accepting a slow and measured approach, it may be conditional that we are facilitating our physiological adjustment to the ambient temperature, atmospheric conditions, and overall climatic conditions.

How can we make the Mardi Himal Trek more fun and memorable.

Inquiring about the indigenous population, their societal practices, customary norms, and cultural heritage serves as a means to get further knowledge about the traditional and cultural aspects of the destination we are journeying to. The purpose of our effort does not involve continuous ambulation, and the presence of a guide does not necessarily denote a classified dynamic where one merely trails behind.

In certain occasions, reaching a compromise on dietary choices may prove impossible, as such concessions might bring physiological and psychological strain, leading to symptoms such as headaches, gastrointestinal disturbances, and heightened irritability. Additionally, this predicament may engender a perception of inadequate provisions and a feeling of mistreatment. It is advisable for travelers to consistently disclose any food allergies or dietary restrictions when inquiring about hotel options and before embarking on a tour. This practice facilitates the development of alternative options for meals and beverages.

Water and Toilet Facilities during the Mardi Himal Trek .

Due to the scarcity of both natural and man-made amenities in the Highlands, there is a necessity to curtail the quality of services provided. Certain geographical areas experience limited availability of hot showers due to a scarcity of gas and wood resources at higher altitudes. Consequently, individuals residing in these regions are required to incur additional costs for procuring biomass, which is essential for generating the necessary heat to facilitate the provision of hot water for drinking and bathing purposes. The limited availability of transportation hinders the accessibility of mineral waters, making it more advantageous to utilise a portable water filtration system for on-the-go water purification. Water-purification tablets are also a viable alternative.

Certain establishments, such as lodges, tea shops, and motels in rural areas, are equipped with squat toilets, necessitating individuals to assume a squatting position to facilitate the elimination of bodily waste. This design choice is mostly attributed to the limited availability of water resources in these regions. In addition, it should be noted that modern Western toilets necessitate a minimum of 2 to 3 litres of water for each flush, a demand that surpasses the available water supply.

Internet and Electricity

In specific regions, the absence of electrical amenities can be attributed to inadequate infrastructure. Furthermore, even in locations where such facilities exist, the occurrence of load shedding can lead to an artificial or natural shortage of energy. To replenish the energy reserves of smartphones, cameras, flashlights, and other electronic devices, it is recommended to possess a portable power bank. Certain establishments may impose additional fees for battery recharging services due to the procurement or utilization of power from other sources. Examples of renewable energy sources include solar energy, generators, and personal hydropower systems.

The cost of internet access varies across different regions, and its availability is not universal due to factors such as infrastructure requirements, including power supply and private poles, as well as the significant financial investments required by local communities for the installation of poles, cables, and internet service providers.

Outline itinerary for Mardi Himal Trek: 5 Days

  • Day 1: Drive Pokhara – Kande and trek to Australian Camp - Pothana- Deurali (2100m/6889ft,1hr drive and 4-5hrs walk).
  • Day 2: Trek from Pitan Deurali -Forest Camp - Low Camp (3050m/10006.6ft, 6-7hrs walk).
  • Day 3: Trek from Low Camp - High Camp (3600m/11811ft, 2-3hrs walk).
  • Day 4: Hike to View Point, Mardi Himal Base Camp and trek down to Badal Danda (4500m/14764ft, 6-7hrs walk).
  • Day 5: Trek from Badal Danda to Siding (1945m/6,381ft), drive to Pokhara.
Itinerary
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Today, you will be transferred to the beautiful village of Kande via Pokhara by private vehicle, which takes approximately 1-2 hours, depending on traffic conditions. During the route, you will pass the bustling city of Pokhara and head to the urban side of Hyangja. Further on, the drive leads you towards Phedi, which is around 40 minutes’ drive. After reaching Phedi, the drive continues along the road towards Kande. Some sections can be bumpy; however, you will be replenished by the view of the hilly region of Nepal.

Upon reaching Kande, the hike to the Australian camp, also known as Thulo Kharka, starts. Australian camp is also a perfect lunch spot. The view of the Annapurna range with Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Machhapuchre can be seen during the route. You continue the walk along the forest trail to reach Potana. After Potana, you will walk towards Deurali, which marks the end of the walk for the day. Have dinner and rest in a place of accommodation.
  • Max. Altitude:2100m/6889ft.
  • Accommodation:Tea House/Lodge
  • Time:4-5hrs.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today, after waking up, get refreshed and have a fulfilling breakfast. Then, you will prepare to leave Deurali and head towards Low Camp. There will be a gradual increase in elevation as you ascend slowly uphill. Along the uphill steep climb, walk through the mountain pass between Annapurna South and Mardi Himal or Fish Tail. Moving further uphill, you will reach Forest Camp, where a splendid view of Annapurna I, Himchuli, Lamjung, and many more peaks is displayed.

Further along the steep uphill trail, you will reach Low Camp. You will pass along the rhododendron, bamboo, and oak forests. Finally, you will reach Low Camp. You can view Machhapuchre and Mardi Himal view from here. Then you will have dinner and stay overnight in Low Camp.
  • Max. Altitude:3050 m/10006.6 ft.
  • Accommodation:Tea House/Lodge
  • Time:6-7 hrs.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today, you will wake up to a marvelous view where breakfast is served in the backdrop of Machhapuchre. After breakfast, you will prepare to leave for High Camp. You will continue the steep uphill climb to reach High Camp. The trail offers incredible views of the Annapurna, Machhapuchre, and Mardi Himal peaks. As you gain altitude, take time to acclimate and enjoy the breathtaking scenery. Trekking can last about 2-3 hours; after reaching High Camp, you will settle in the accommodation place and have dinner. After dinner, you will spend the night at High Camp.

  • Max. Altitude:3600 m/11811 ft.
  • Accommodation:Tea House/Lodge
  • Time:2-3hrs
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

You can have a delicious breakfast as you wake up in High Camp. This day is one of the highlights of the trek. Start early and hike to a viewpoint that offers panoramic vistas of the Mardi Himal, Machhapuchre, and surrounding peaks. Capture the beauty of the Himalayas in your photographs. Afterward, continue your trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp, which provides a close-up view of Mardi Himal; you can immerse in the lap of Mardi Himalaya and savor the connection. As you complete your time in the Mardi Himal base camp, you will return towards Badal Dadha. The trail moves along the snow-capped mountains to reach Badal Dadha, where you rest for the day. Eat dinner and sleep in the accommodation place.

  • Max. Altitude:4500 m/14764 ft.
  • Accommodation:Tea House/Lodge
  • Time:5-6hrs.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today is your last day in the Mardi Himal Base Camp. After you finish your breakfast, head for the journey. Your final walking destination is Sidhing from Badal Dadha. As you trek back to Siding, you will start your drive towards Pokhara. You can continue driving in a private jeep or shared vehicle. You will see similar landscapes on the route, passing through rivers and waterfalls. Once you reach Pokhara, your Mardi Himal Base Camp trekking is complete.

  • Max. Altitude:1945 m/6,381 ft.
  • Accommodation:Hotel Splendid View
  • Time:6-7hrs
  • Meals:Breakfast and Lunch

The Mardi Himal Trek itinerary listed above is the standard itinerary. The typical itinerary for the 5-day Mardi Himal Trek is given above. Depending on your level of fitness, the itinerary can be modified to include shorter or longer walks each day. Additionally, certain overnight stays maght change depending on hotel availability and other circumstances.

We will stick to the schedule, but if it needs to be modified due to severe weather, landslides, or participant difficulties needing additional days, our leader and head guides will make the best decision for the safety of the participants, with full authorization from Holiday Tours Nepal.

Route Map

Mardi Himal Trekking - 5 Days map
Cost Details
What's Included
  • National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card)
  • We provide a well-mannered and trained English-speaking guide with a government license. The price includes his salary, meals, transportation, and insurance.
  • 02 guest=01 porter with their insurance, salary, food, accommodation and equipment
  • We provide an assistant guide walking with group to support where necessary as per the group size
  • Lodge/ Tea house accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
  • Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch and dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
  • First aid kit box and services. 
  • Holiday Planner’s T-shirt, cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary. Sleeping bag, down jackets and other requried gears can be purchased or rented in kathmandu or Pokhara. 
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
  • Oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trek (very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms). This helps ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible.
  • Fresh and seasonal fruits are served after dinner every night as dessert during the trek.
  • Cookies and biscuits during the trek for cookie time after reaching the tea house.
  • Pokhara to Phedi and Sidhing village to Pokhara by private vehicle
  • All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary
What's not Included
  • Our Nepal Visa fees. 
  • All the International air fare to and from Kathmandu.
  • All meals and accommodaiotn in Kathmandu, and Lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary. We can help you arrange extra nights accommodation.
  • Your personal expenses such as (laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc)
  • The tips to the trekking crews and drive
  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
  • Anything not included in service includes column
  • Lunch and dinner at Pokhara. 
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  • The trip departs every day of the year.
  • The trip is fully customisable; we can customise the trip according to the needs and necessities of our clients.
  • The trekkers can either join a fixed departure group or go on their own on a private basis.
  • We plan trekking and tour activities for your holiday in Nepal for individuals, small groups, and large groups.
  • We organise the trip for a large group and can provide service for a group of 100+ members as well.
  • If the given dates are not appropriate for the trekkers, the trip can be conducted on the customary date provided by our clients.
  • Holiday Tours Nepal advises all our clients to book at least 7 days prior so all the arrangements can be done in time, especially sometimes in the mountains where the accommodations are booked prior, so prior booking helps a lot.
  • Contact us at [email protected], or send us a text at +977-9816710843 or +977-9818178630. We are available 24/7 on WhatsApp, Viber, and WeChat for additional information.
Useful Information

We also provide unique hand-picked facilities if you choose to customise your trip rather than the entire package.

  • Tailored itineraries for our clients for Mardi Himal trek requirements.
  • Guide or porter-only service will be provided for the 5-day Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek.
  • Accommodation-only facilities for the Mardi Trek are available, if necessary.
  • Flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara and from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • Private transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back.
  • Hotel facilities in the 4- or 5-star categories, as well as generally economical hostels, are available to accommodate the various requirements of our guests.three-star hotel in Pokhara (Hotel Splendid View)

Equipment and Gear List

GeneralGeneral

  • Four-season (-20 degree) sleeping bag (We provide rental sleeping bags available for an additional USD 35)
  • Puffy down jacket (We provide rental jackets for an additional USD 35)
  • Daypack (25-30 liters recommended) with rain cover

CatUpper Body

  • Sun hat or cap (We'll provide you with a trekking cap.)
  • warm woolen hat
  • Scarf/Neck Buff (highly recommended to get saved from wind and cold)
  • Headlamp or mobile torch light for nighttime
  • Polarized sunglasses

TorsoTorso

  • Technical fabric base layer thermals are light for warmer months, heavy for colder months
  • Technical fabric t-shirts and sleeve sweaters or high-necks
  • Waterproof rain jacket
  • windproof jacket for the walk as it gets windy
  • Fleece jacket or down jacket

LowerLower Body

  • thermals inner
  • Hiking pants at least 3
  • Comfortable pants for teahouses
  • Waterproof, windproof shell
  • Hiking shorts

glovesHands

  • Woolen gloves for the tea house
  • Hard-shell windproof outer gloves for the walk

feetFeet

  • Marino Wool or comfortable, warm socks
  • Hiking socks
  • Liner socks
  • Trekking/hiking boots (waterproof recommended)
  • Crampons (For passes)
  • Casual shoes or sandals that are comfortable for the time in the tea house
  • Gaiters (lightweight for rain and snow)

undergarmentUndergarments and Inner Wears

  • Technical fabric/quick drying (can be washed during the trek)
  • Sports bras (women)
  • sleeping clothes as per the comfortability

FirstaidFirst Aid Kits and Medications

Note: Our guides carry medications, oxygen cans, and first aid kits during the trip. However, personal kits and medications are recommended.) 

  • Sunscreen SPF- 50+
  • Lip balm or Vaseline
  • ointment cream
  • Cough Syrup and strepsils (recommended for Khumbu Cough)
  • Creams and medicines (for any allergies or diseases)

Optional Other Essentials

  • Passport
  • Extra copies of passport-sized photos
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Toilet paper, small soap, and shampoo
  • Water purification tablets or UV water purifier (if you plan to treat water)
  • water bladder for the day bag
  • small towel for personal use
  • Pillowcase in case of allergies to new pillows
  • High-protein snacks (such as mountain bars or nuts)
  • Waterproof/dry bags for carrying essential documents, stuff, frequently used items, and money
  • Power bank or extra batteries
  • Cameras and mobile phone
  • Cards/book
  • Pee bottle/ pee funnel for women
  • Trekking poles
  • Whistle in case your voice is not loud enough to stop or start
  • Thermos for hot water during the nighttime
  • We give you a free duffel bag, trekking cap, maps, and t-shirt during your pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The duffel bag will be used to pack your trekking supplies.
  • For every two participants, we assign one porter. The porter will carry the duffel bag, which should weigh around 10 kg/22 lbs., throughout the walk.
  • Daypack bag for daily used stuff like cash, documents, papers, a water bottle or bladder, a camera, toiletries, sunscreen, a notebook, clothing, etc. (with a waterproof cover).
  • You can store your luggage (on-trekking items) at the hotel in Kathmandu, and we can assist and help.
  • Total luggage for the Kathmandu-Lukla flight is (15 kg/33 lbs.), including duffel (10 Kg/22 lbs.) and backpack (5 kg/11 lbs.)
  • A down jacket with a hood(cap) to be warm in altitudes above 3,000m.
  • We can provide a down jacket for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, you need to pay back the cost of USD 200 per item.
  • We can provide a sleeping bag for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, USD 200 per item must be paid.

Note: Supplies and gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu. Once you are in Nepal, you can buy supplies and gear for hiking if you have spare time. Trekking Planner Nepal representatives will assist you in purchasing the equipment. Thamel a tourist hub, offers a wide range of trekking equipment at affordable prices. Don't wear short clothes inside the monasteries and religious places.

Mardi Himal Trekking - 5 Days FAQs

  • The Mardi Himal trek is a total of 4-5 days long, while the total distance of the Mardi Himal trek is 40 kilometers /25 miles. However, extra days can be added if one intends to combine other routes, like Poon Hill or Annapurna base camp trekking.

  • The Mardi Himal Trek is considered a moderately difficult trek, and it can be completed by beginner trekkers who are moderately fit for long walks on rugged, off-beaten trails and who can easily adapt to cold temperatures in the mountain region.

  • The Mardi Himal base camp is at a distance of 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Pokhara single-way; however, the round-trip total distance is 57 kilometers (35 miles).

  • The Mardi Trek is generally a safe trek. The Mardi trek is a moderately difficult trek and the highest elevation is 4200 meters, so it is suitable for beginners. The narrow path is risky during the winter season; however, the Mardi Himal trek can be completed with minimum risk.

  • The Mardi Himal trek is famous for its moderately difficult trail, which provides a spectacular view of Mardi Himal and other snow-capped mountain peaks like Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Macchapuchre, Gangapurna, and many more. Similarly, other attractions in the Mardi Himal trek are various prominent villages like Kande, Australian Camp, Forest Camp, Low Camp, High Camp, Badal Danda, and others.

  • The Mardi Himal trek consists of teahouses that are open to an elevation of 3550 meters while the base camp resides at 4,500 meters.

  • Amazing views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South (7219m), Mt. Himalchuli (7893m), Mt. Machapuchare (6993m, Fish Tail), and Mardi Himal (5587m) can be seen by trekking the Mardi Himal trail.

  • The highest point in the Mardi Himal trekking is Mardi Himal Base Camp which is located at 4500 meters above sea level.

  • A recent trekking route in the Annapurna region is the Mardi Himal Trek. It is located on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek's eastern flank. It is located close to Pokhara in the Gandaki Zone.

  • Yes, we can climb Mardi Himal. It is an easy climb with short elevation. It can also be a great climbing experience for beginners or first-time trekkers as well as moderately skilled mountaineers.

  • Trekkers can complete the Mardi Himal trek in 4-5 days while the maximum number of days for Mardi Himal Base Camp can be seven days with moderate level of fitness.

  • Situated on the most breathtaking hilltops are the overnight accommodations at Low Camp and High Camp. The hike is even more difficult than Poon Hill. As a result, this section's mountain and hill scenery is marginally more lovely than the Poon Hill sections.

  • No, Mardi Himal cannot be undertaken solo. In March 2023, the Nepal Tourism Board banned solo trekking in the Mardi region. Now an individual must hire a guide to assist in the Mardi Himal trek. A representative from Holiday Planner Nepal can help you to accompany you in the trekking.

  • On the other hand, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek has gained popularity since the 1990s, transforming from a camping journey to a journey featuring contemporary tea houses throughout. In contrast, the Mardi Himal path still has a purer, uncommercialized vibe. Though a little further out, the mountains are visible.

  • While the Mardi Himal can be completed in 5-7 days an outline itinerary is provided to reach the Mardi Himal.

    • Day 01: Drive to Kande; Trek to Deurali (2100 m/6889 ft.)
    • Day 02: Deurali to Low Camp (3050 m/10006.6 ft.)
    • Day 03: Low Camp to High Camp (3600 m/11811 ft.)
    • Day 04: Hike to View Point, Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500 m/14764 ft.), and Trek to Badal Danda (3300 m/10827 ft.)
    • Day 05: Trek to Sidhing (1945 m/6,381 ft.) and Drive Back to Pokhara.

    However, the itinerary can be according to personal interest with addition to other various routes like Annapurna Circuit, Poon Hill and many more.

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