There are many different popular trekking destinations in Nepal. Mardi Himal trek is also one among them. The trek route goes through the beautiful typical Nepalese settlements, lush valleys, alpine meadows, green dense forest of rhododendrons, numerous streams, and waterfalls with magnificent mountain views.
The trek offers Superb Himalayan Scenery including Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna II(7,937m), Annapurna III(7,555m), Annapurna IV(7,219m), Mt. Fishtail or Machhapuchhare ( 6,992m) and Hiunchuli(6,441m).
During the trek, you will walk through the beautiful hills of the rhododendron forest where you can explore different Flora and Fauna from Nepal.
Mardi Himal Trekking Highlights
- Trek to the remote and untouched area of the Annapurna region.
- Gorgeous view of the mountain ranges such as Mt. Fishtail, Mt Annapurna, Annapurna South, etc
- Exploration of the Himalayan Gurung Community.
The difficulty increases if you trek during the monsoon season. During the monsoon, there are heavy rainfalls which makes the trail muddy and Slippery and you also encounter the leech. You need to be careful with your Steps. Therefore, it is best to avoid trekking there in the Monsoon if you are a beginner. If you are a well-experienced trekker, then you are sure to enjoy any season.
Brief Itinerary for Mardi Himal Trek
Day 01: Kathmandu – Pokhara; Overnight in Hotel.
Day 02: Pokhara to Dhampus village in Camp/ en Tea House( 3 hrs approx)
Day 03: Dhampus to Forest camp (2,500m); Overnight in Camp/ en Tea House ( 6 hrs approx)
Day 04: Forest Camp to Low Camp (3,400m); Overnight in camp/ en Tea House ( 4 hrs approx)
Day 05: Low Camp to High Camp (4,100m); overnight in camp/ en Tea House ( 3 hrs approx)
Day 06: High Camp to High Camp Back; Overnight in Camp/ en Tea House
Day 07: High Camp to Siding Village(1,750m); overnight in Camp/ en Tea House ( 5 hrs approx)
Day 08: Siding Village to Mardi Pul; overnight in Camp/ en Tea House ( 5 hrs approx)
Day 09: Pokhara to Kathmandu; overnight in Kathmandu
Day 01Day 01: Katmandu – Pokhara(850m); Overnight at Hotel.
After having breakfast drive by bus to Pokhara approx. 7 hrs. along the Prithivi Highway. During the drive you will catch many beautiful landscapes and Himalayan sights along the Trisuli and Marshyangdi river.
Day 02Pokhara – Dhampus village(1650m); Overnight in Tea House ( approx. 3 hrs)
After having breakfast with the Panorama of Annapurna mountains, we have Short drive approx.1/2 hour to Dhampus Phedi,the tiny village of a typical ethnic group Popularly known as “Gurung”. The trek ascends from Dhampus Phedi and it goes through the beautiful terraces and in between you will have Lunch with magnificent view of Phewa Lake and the entire Pokhara valley. Finally, you will reach the Dhampus Danda and overnight with an excellent sunset over the Annapurna Himalayas.
Day 03Dhampus – Forest camp (2500m); Overnight in Tea House ( approx. 6 hrs)
After having breakfast with wonderful sunrise, the trek begins and it Passes through the beautiful landscapes and typical villages. The trail goes through the Deurali Danda, from where the secret trail begins to go to our destination leaving other trekkers and villagers behind. We enter into the enchanted forest of birch, giant, rhododendron, mountain oak etc. Overnight in a small clearing far from the beaten trails where you could feel lonely and Peaceful.
Day 04Forest Camp – Low Camp (3400m); Overnight in Tea House ( approx. 4 hrs)
As usual, the breakfast with lovely greenery and the Panorama of Annapurna mountains, the trek goes exploring through the forests, now and then there are strange natural windows in the woods that look out onto excellent view towards Hiunchuli and Annapurna south. Far below to the left we can See the Modi Valley leading up to Annapurna Sanctuary. Finally, we reach the camp at around lunch time and Spend overnight for acclimatization with the Panorama of Mt. Machhapuchhre and many more
Day 05 Low Camp – High Camp (4100 m); Overnight in Tea House ( approx. 3 hrs)
Early in the morning you will have breakfast with the brilliant view of Annapurna Himalayas. After just a short climb from and then we are out of the forest. The ridge, now grassy and sometimes the trails under snow takes us to High camp. We can see the excellent mountain views such as Annapurna south (7219 m) and others.
Day 06High Camp (4100 m); Overnight in Tea House
As usual, after having early breakfast take an optional hike up to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4600m). After Passing the hills you will have much better views close to us and it helps us that we could have proper acclimatization to spend overnight in High camp. After all you hike down to the High camp and spend the overnight with the sunset view over the Himalayas.
Day 07High Camp – Sidding Village(1750m);Overnight in Tea House ( approx. 5 hrs)
After the hot breakfast of the highest elevation of the trek unhurried descend through the forest and into charming terraced field and spend overnight in the courtyard of the typical Nepali house.
Day 08Sidding Village – Pokhara (850 m); Overnight at Hotel ( approx. 5 hrs);.
Once you finish the usual breakfast, the trek leads you through the villages situated to the Mardi Khola riverbank. During your trek, you will have opportunities to catch the photos of the beautiful farm where the locals have been harvesting.You will have lunch in between somewhere in Mardi Khola and after Couple of hours of walking you will arrive to Mardi Pul and drive back to Pokhara.
Day 09Pokhara – Kathmandu (1350 m); Overnight at Hotel (approx.7 hrs)
After Completing breakfast with the Panorama of Annapurna Himalayan ranges including Mt. Fishtail, Annapurna South etc.and drive back to Kathmandu and overnight at Hotel
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- Arrival and departure transportation
- Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
- Kathmandu to Pokhara flight tickets
- All necessary paper work and permits (Annapurna Conservation permit and TIMS )
- Trekking poles with company T-shirt
- An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
- Guide and porter salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food and accommodations
- Pokhara to Phedi by private transport
- Nayapul to Pokhara by private transport
- Foods (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) with tea or coffee during the trek
- All accommodation during the trek
- 2 Nigh Hotel in Pokhara with Breakfast.
- Pokhara-Kathmandu by tourist bus
- Kathmandu city tour guide and entrance fees
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- Deserts (cakes, bakes and pies)
- Mineral Water
- Boiled Water
- Electronic device re- charge
- Hot shower
- Personal Expenses
- Travel Insurance and evacuations insurance
- Tips for guide and porters
Required equipments and useful tips for your Trekking/ Hiking Tours:
The Hiking /Trekking generally goes through the high Himalayan passes, it may covers with full of snow so, we advise you to accompany a porter to carry your necessary stuffs. The porter usually carries 18 kgs of your luggage.We also expect you to carry a regular backpack for your valuables and required goods.
We as a travel operator suggest you to bring the basic clothing and accessories to the trek and the remaining you can just leave/store at Himalayan Abode Trekking or at your Hotel in Kathmandu/Pokhara for free. Here are the basic list of usual equipments regarding your Trekking/ Hiking duration.
- Winter hat/ Insulating hat/ Wide-brimmed hat
- Headlight with an extra supplement batteries
- Sunglass with UV protection
- Face/body wipes
- Lightweight gloves
- Heavyweight winter gloves
- Sun hat or Scarf
- Lightweight cotton pants
- T-Shirt ( Lightweight wool)
- Polypropylene underwear
- Down jacket (available on hire in Kathmandu/ Pokhara)
- Hiking Boots
- Thick wool socks (bring an extra pair of thick light socks)
- Hiking Shirts/Long-Sleeved Shirt
- Rain Jacket or Rain Coat
- Fleece Jacket
- Water sterilization tablets or liquids
- Trekking/Hiking pole
- Sleeping bag (-15 is recommended in high altitude trekking)
- Deodorant floss
- Thermal Bottle
- Biodegradable bar soap
- First aid kit etc.
Where is it located the Mardi Himal Trek?
The MARDI HIMAL TREK IS LOCATED IN ANNAPURNA REGION.
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Oct 2018 • CouplesWe did the Mardi Himal trek with Sadhuram Ghorsaine (the guide) and Kaliparsad Dahal (the sherpa).
Was An amazing and unforgettable experience.
They took care of us during the all trek, they found always nice lodge, advice us for the food. They explained us everything. Our security was really important for them, they helped us to adapt to the altitude. We shared a lot all together about the Nepal culture. I celebrated my birthday there, Sadhu organized the all day and made my day perfect.
I highly recommend to contact them for a trek. We will definitely come back again to Nepal for another trek and I only will do it with them 2!
Thanks again to Sadhu and Kali.
Cheers.Mylène Mylène Switzerland