| Trek Grade:
|Flight, Bus, Jeep, Van
| Best Season:
|Oct to Dec, Feb to May
| Trekking Style:
| Group Size:
|Min 2 to Max 12Pax
Explore Mardi Himal Trek in Nepal with Above & Beyond Trekking!
Are you ready to embark on an unforgettable adventure in the heart of the
Himalayas? Look no further than the Mardi Himal Trek in Nepal, brought to you
by Above & Beyond Trekking. Discover the pristine beauty of one of Nepal's
best-kept secrets and immerse yourself in the enchanting landscapes of the
Why Choose Mardi Himal Trek in Nepal?
1. Unparalleled Natural Beauty: Feast your eyes on breathtaking views
of the Himalayan peaks, including the iconic Machhapuchhre and Annapurna South.
As you trek through lush forests and alpine meadows, you'll be surrounded by
pristine wilderness and stunning scenery at every turn.
2. Authentic Cultural Experience: Immerse yourself in the rich culture and
traditions of Nepal as you trek through traditional villages along the , Mardi
Himal trail. Interact with friendly locals from Gurung and Magar communities,
sample local cuisine, and gain insights into their way of life.
3. Off-the-Beaten-Path Adventure: Escape the crowds and experience true
wilderness on the Mardi Himal Trek. Unlike some of the more popular
trekking routes, Mardi Himal offers a peaceful and secluded environment,
allowing you to connect with nature and rejuvenate your spirit in solitude.
4. Flexible Itineraries: Whether you're short on time or looking for an
extended adventure, we offer flexible itineraries to suit your needs.
Choose from our range of Mardi Himal Trek packages, including short treks
for beginners and longer expeditions for seasoned adventurers.
5. Expert Guidance and Support: Our team of experienced guides is dedicated
to ensuring your safety, comfort, and enjoyment throughout the trek. With
their extensive knowledge of the region and commitment to sustainable tourism
practices, you can rest assured that you're in good hands.
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1. Panoramic Mountain Views: One of the main highlights of the Mardi Himal Trek is
the stunning panoramic views of the Himalayan mountains. Trekkers are treated to
breathtaking vistas of peaks like Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Annapurna South,
Hiunchuli, and Mardi Himal itself.
2. Off-the-Beaten-Path Experience: Unlike some of the more popular trekking routes in the Annapurna
region, the Mardi Himal Trek offers a quieter and more serene experience. The trail is less crowded,
allowing trekkers to enjoy the tranquility of the Himalayan wilderness.
3. Rich Biodiversity: The trek takes you through diverse landscapes, including lush rhododendron
and oak forests, alpine meadows, and high-altitude terrain. Along the way, you'll encounter a rich
variety of flora and fauna, including rare orchids, birds, and wildlife.
4. Cultural Immersion: The Mardi Himal Trek also provides opportunities for cultural immersion.
You'll pass through traditional villages inhabited by Gurung and Magar communities, where you
can interact with locals, learn about their way of life, and experience their hospitality firsthand.
5. Base Camp Exploration: The trek culminates at Mardi Himal Base Camp, situated at an altitude of
around 4,500 meters. From here, trekkers can enjoy stunning views of Mardi Himal and the surrounding
mountains, as well as the dramatic landscape of the Annapurna Sanctuary.
6. Photography Opportunities: With its spectacular mountain vistas, lush forests, and colorful villages,
the Mardi Himal Trek offers endless opportunities for photography enthusiasts to capture stunning
images of the Himalayan landscape and local culture.
7. Adventure and Challenge: While the Mardi Himal Trek is considered a moderate trek in terms of
difficulty, it still offers a sense of adventure and challenge. Trekkers will encounter steep
ascents, rugged terrain, and high-altitude conditions, making it a rewarding experience for those
Overall, the Mardi Himal Trek is a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural exploration, and outdoor
adventure, making it a must-visit destination for trekkers looking to experience the wonders of the
Mardi Himal Trek Itinerary
DAY 1 - Welcome to Kathmandu!
Welcome to Kathmandu, the lovely and historic capital of Nepal! We'll be at the airport waiting for you when you step off the plane, ready to transfer you to your hotel. You've had a long flight, so get some rest: your adventure begins tomorrow!
DAY 2 - Fly to Pokhara, Drive to Phedi and Trek to Pothana
Altitude: 1,925m/6,314ft - 4 hours trekking
Flight time: 25 minutes from Kathmandu
Drive time: 30 minutes
After we arrive in Pokhara, we drive to PHEDI a small village about 30 mins
from Pokhara where we start the days
trek to the small village of Pothana where we take rest in local tea house.
DAY 3 - Pothana to Forest Camp
Altitude: 2,600m/8,528ft - 5 hours walking
The trek is through a beautiful forest of oak and and rhododendron which typically blooms in April. The tea houses in Kokar are quite basic but cozy and you can enjoy a home cooked meal in the kitchen.
DAY 4 - Forest Camp to Low Camp
Altitude: 3,150m/10,332 - 5 hours walking
We continue hiking through the forest which gradually thins as elevation increases. Once you get to Low Camp you get your first good views of Machhapuchhre. The lodges here are basic and one even has an open fire in the dining area where you can enjoy a hot cooked meal before retiring.
DAY 5 - Low Camp to High Camp
Altitude: 3,600m - 4 hours walking
Today you are out of the forest as the trail goes above tree line and you can enjoy views of both Annapurna South and Hiunchuli. Continue along the main ridge line leading to Mardi HImal to High Camp for the night where you will find a comfortable tea houses with some fantastic views.
DAY 6 - Day Hike to Viewpoint and Badal Danda
Altitude: Badal Danda 3200m/10496ft, Viewpoint 4,200m/13,776 - 6 hours walking
Today is the high point of the trek and from the Upper View point you get a fantastic view the south face of Annapurna as well as of the Annapurna Sanctuary and surrounding peaks.
DAY 7 - Trek to Sidding Village
Altitude: 1,750m/5,740ft - 7 hours walking
Heading back down it's a different route and we will visit Siding which is a traditional village that is not often visited by trekkers so it retains some of its historical charm. Enjoy a home cooked meal of traditional dal bhat in the family kitchen.
DAY 8 - Trek to Lumre and Drive to Pokhara
3 hours walking, 1:30 hours
It's a short walk down to Lumre and you will pass some traditional villages before you get back to the road where we will have a car waiting to take you back to Pokhara for the evening.
DAY 9 - Pokhara to Kathmandu
The six-hour drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu brings us back the way we originally came, ending again in a comfortable hotel. Your long trek is complete: it's time for some rest! After an afternoon to nap and relax, we'll meet up one last time for a celebratory dinner at one of the town's finest Nepalese restaurants.
DAY 10 - Kathmandu: Departure Day
Every great journey must, unfortunately, come to an end. After breakfast at your hotel, there'll be a last bit of time to return any rental equipment, pick up souvenirs, and grab your things. We'll get you to the airport for your flight home with time to spare!
What is Included?
All airport transfers from arrival to departure
Private, round-trip land transportation between Pokhara - Phedi and Lumre
Teahouse accommodation and three meals a day while trekking
Domestic flight Kathmandu to Pokhara and tourist bus on the way back
All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP Permit, TIMS)
An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek guide
Necessary porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment(2 trekkers: 1 porter)
Respective region (Annapurna) trekking map
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, food and accommodation
All government and local taxes
What is Not Included?
Nepal entry Visa fees
Your travel insurance (compulsory)
International airfare and airport tax
Hotels in Kathmandu or Pokhara (if you need this service we are happy to help you booking
your hotels as per your requirements.)
Sightseeing tours (if you need this service we can help you as
per your requirements)
Tips for trekking staff
Items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, telephone, beverage drinks, desserts, laundry etc.
Any other expenses which are not mentioned on the service included section.
Proof of travel insurance is mandatory before starting the trek. Standard policies often only cover medical evacuation to 4000m so make sure the policy you get covers up to 6000m. We usually suggest World Nomads which costs around $125. You only need to be covered on the policy for the days you will actually be trekking.
Extra Costs and Exclusions
Nepal multiple entry visa 30 days ($50 USD).
Sleeping Bag Rental $12 and Down Jacket $12 if needed.
All the meals are included on the trek but we only include breakfast while you are in Pokhara.
We suggest a tip for the guide and porter after the trek - Plan on a at least $80 (more will be appreciated).
We don't include drinking water on the trek which you can buy a number of places for between $1 and $3 a bottle (it gets more expensive towards base camp). A better solution is to buy water tablets in Kathmandu for around $2 and treat the water (your guide can help you find the good places to fill your water bottle).
The other things not included on the trek are like Wifi, charging batteries and hot showers. Wifi is available in some tea houses for $3 to $5 an hour. Hot Showers are also available in a few for around $4 and charging costs about $1.50 an hour.
Unforeseen cost due to flight cancellation, weather conditions etc. You are responsible for extra hotel nights ($30/night) and meals in Kathmandu for any extra days in Nepal due to flight delays.
We generally don't charge solo travelers any extra fees. Solo travelers can expect their own hotel room in Kathmandu but will need to share a room with other group members during the trek. If availability allows we will arrange private rooms on the trek as well upon request.
If you are a solo travelers and planning and not joining one of our
group treks you will be charged an extra $20 a day for a porter.
We understand things happen and plans change and will refund your fund minus
a 25% cancelation fee. If your travel dates change we can
generally reschedule you at no extra charge, but please provide at least
7 days advance notice.
* Sun hat or scarf
* Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
* Head torch
* Cotton t-shirts or thermals
* Fleece jacket
* Waterproof jacket
* Down jacket
* Lightweight cotton pants (long)
* Waterproof pants
* Thin inner socks
* Thick, warm wool hiking socks
* Comfortable hiking boots
* Sleeping bag rated to 0°C
* Trekking bag/duffel bag
* Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
* Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
* Water bottle or camel bag