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Mardi Himal Trek

5 Days
  • Bus, Jeep
  • Tourist Hotels
  • 4,500 metres
  • Pokhara
  • Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Oct, Nov, Dec
  • Eco-Tour, Hiking
  • All meals during the trek
  • English, Spanish, Hindi, Nepali
  • Easy to Moderate
  • 2-10
  • 10
  • 65

Overview

The Mardi Himal Trek is a relatively new and less-crowded trekking route in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It offers breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, as well as a chance to explore the culture of the local Gurung and Magar communities. Here’s a sample 5-day itinerary for the Mardi Himal Trek starting and ending in Pokhara

Highlights

  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Machapuchare (Fishtail) mountains.
  • Trek through lush rhododendron and oak forests, and experience the tranquil beauty of the Himalayan landscape.
  • Experience a quieter and less crowded trekking route compared to some other popular treks in the Annapurna region.
  • Interact with the friendly Gurung and Magar communities, experiencing their unique culture and traditions.
  • Reach the base camp for close-up views of Mardi Himal and surrounding peaks.
  • Encounter diverse landscapes, from sub-tropical forests to alpine meadows.
  • A relatively short trek of about 4-5 days, making it suitable for those with limited time.
  • Ideal for capturing stunning photographs of the Himalayan scenery.
  • we can see the views from Mardi Himal Base Camp south Annapurna Himchuli Annapurna 1, Annapurna 2, Annapurna 4,annapurna 3 ans many more mountain,

Itinerary

Drive from Pokhara to Kande (around 1 hour).
Begin your trek from Kande and head to Deurali.
Enjoy the scenic views of the countryside and the Annapurna Range.
Overnight stay in Deurali.

Start your trek through lush rhododendron and oak forests.
Trek to Forest Camp (Kokar) and enjoy the serene forested environment.
Overnight stay in Forest Camp.

Continue your ascent through the forest and reach Heigh Camp.
Along the way, you'll start to get glimpses of the stunning mountain views.
As you gain elevation, you'll be rewarded with even more panoramic mountain views.
Overnight stay in High Camp.

Hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp (also known as the Upper Viewpoint) for breathtaking views of Mardi Himal and Machapuchhre.
Return to High Camp & trek to Badal Danda for the night.

Descend from Badal Danda to Siding Village.
Pass through the serene forest and enjoy the tranquility of the area.
Drive back to Pokhara from Siding/Kalimati, completing your trek.

Cost

The Cost Includes

  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle)
  • Transportation to and from!!
  • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trip
  • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you don’t have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
  • First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • All the required permits and paperwork

The Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu, some packages do include hotel expenses)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will too, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay a certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, a hot water facility could be free at a lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. The Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. The Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during the offseason.

It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For the Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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  • Professional Local Guide
  • Bus, Jeep
  • Tourist Hotels
  • 4,500 metres
  • Pokhara
  • Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Oct, Nov, Dec
  • Eco-Tour, Hiking
  • All meals during the trek
  • English, Spanish, Hindi, Nepali
  • Easy to Moderate
  • 2-10
  • 10
  • 65