Mardi Himal Trekking

Explore and enjoy a pristine and less trekked route, diverse landscapes, alpine hamlets and mountain sceneries on the Mardi Himal trek

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12 Days Kathmandu to Kathmandu

  • Max. Altitude: 4100 meters
  • Group Size: Min. 1 / Max. 12
  • Best Time: Feb to Jun, Sep to Dec
  • Daily walking Hour: Approx. 4-6
  • Accommodation: Local Lodge

Trip Grade: Trip Grade

Moderate

Moderate trekking involves 4 to 6 hours a day walking at a steady pace below 4000 meters for around 3 to 10 days trekking trip.

Mardi Himal Trek is a trekking trail in the Annapurna region that has been recently introduced to the adventurers and trek enthusiasts. Despite being a remote and less traversed route, it is definitely a route that is worth stepping foot on.  The Mardi Himal Trek begins from the lake city of Pokhara and is suitable for those trekkers who wish to walk through isolated peaceful and pleasant trails.
The 6 nights 7 days Mardi Himal trek is a pristine trek in the Annapurna region which rewards us with the exquisite views of the mountain sceneries, the exotic traditional villages, infinite and diverse form of culture and tempting views of rapidly flowing rivers. The emphasis of this trek is on the forests and the wilderness of the trails that telecast the views of the mountains.
The short trek of Mardi Himal leads you through beautiful and moderately modern cities, tranquil villages, picturesque terrace farmlands, whitewater rivers, crystal clear waterfalls, flourishing forests and alpine hamlets to the ultimate destination, the high viewpoint of Mardi Himal from where we are rewarded by the stunning views of the high and the majestic Himalayas including Dhaulagiri, fishtail and Annapurna ranges.

Mardi Himal trekking tour is a completely non-touristic trekking destination in the Annapurna region, hence you need not worry about crowds of trekkers. Most of the people that you will be coming across will be the inquisitive locals and the playful children of the area itself. We organize this trek as a tea-house trek. Through the trek, there are basic and eco-friendly guest houses to accommodate you. Another fun fact is that the guest houses are affordable as well. The Mardi Himal Trek is getting very popular among peace lovers, come book your trek with us and get a once in a lifetime experience. 

Mardi Himal trekking short Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport (1350m).
Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu or rest day for shopping and packing for trek.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (850m), 200km, 6 hrs drive. 
Day 04: Drive to Phedi and trek to Dhampus (1600m), 30 minutes drive and 3 hrs walking.
Day 05: Trek from Dhampus to Forest Camp (2480m), 6 hrs walking.
Day 06: Trek from Forest Camp to Low Camp (3150m), 5 hrs walking.
Day 07: Low Camp to High Camp 4100m, 4 hrs walking.
Day 08: Rest day at high camp.
Day 09: High Camp to Siding Village 1280m, 5 to 6 hrs walking.
Day 10: Trek from Siding Village to Pokhara, 3 hrs walking.
Day 11: Fly or drive back to Kathmandu, flight 25 minutes or drive 200km/6hrs driving.
Day 12: Final departure.

Trip cost: Please write us and let us know how many of you are there in your group to do this trek then we will provide you all the necessary information with the cost details as per your group size.

Note: If above itinerary couldn't meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as Tibet tours, Bhutan tours, and Jungle safari in Nepal.

Mardi Himal trekking - Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport (1350m).
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport you will be greeted by one of our trek leaders and transfer to hotel, rest and refreshment till evening. Join the welcome dinner and enjoy a local meal with short brief about your trekking to Mardi Himal. Overnight at hotel.  

Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu or rest day for shopping and packing for trek.
Upon your request, we can organize a guided tour to Kathmandu valley including the Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. Also visit Monkey Temple the Swyambhunath (2000 years old temple) and visit Patan city of fine arts. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (850m), 200km, 6 hrs drive.  
After an early breakfast, we take a tourist ride to Pokhara. As an option we can take a 35 minute flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara.  A scenic drive will take about 6 hours to reach Pokhara with a Prithvi High way. By flight will take 35 minutes with majestic view of high Himalayas. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Day 04: Drive to Phedi and trek to Dhampus (1600m), 30 minutes drive and 3 hrs walking.
After breakfast at hotel, half an hour drive to Phedi via Tibetan camp and steep climb up to Dhampus village one of the big Gurung village Spectacular panoramic views of Annapurna Himalayan range.. Overnight in a camp with a full view of Annapurna Ranges.

Day 05: Trek from Dhampus to Forest Camp (2480m), 6 hrs walking.
Our trek today enter an enchanted forest of birch, giant rhododendron, mountain oak, maple, hemlock and daphnia, camping in a small clearing far from the beaten trail overnight in a camp.

Day 06: Trek from Forest Camp to Low Camp (3150m), 5 hrs walking.
As we climb, the flora has turned to classic 'cloud forest' with mosses and lichen, tree ferns and orchids hosted by the hardier trees. Now and then, there are windows in the woods that look out onto thrilling panorama – towards Himchuli, Annapurna South and we have spectacular northerly views of the ever-closer 'Fishtail'. Overnight in a camp.

Day 07: Low Camp to High Camp 4100m, 4 hrs walking.
Morning breakfast at camp and we start trekking to reach our highest point of the trek, if conditions are favorable, up to 15,000 /16,000 ft. In the afternoon we return to our camp. If the weather is clear, the view we have today is marvelous. Overnight in a camp.

Day 08: Rest day at high camp.
We can make a day hiking over there having a good view. Overnight in a camp 4100m.

Day 09: High Camp to Siding Village 1280m, 5 to 6 hrs walking.
After breakfast, today's journey start an unhurried descent through the shade of the forest, and out onto terraced fields, down 1,600 m. This is a different route down –to the upper Mardi Khola. Here, as we make our way along the banks of the Mardi Khola from the hill-side village of Siding, down through the lovely fields, past the simple farms and over the 'interesting' bridges, there is no doubting this is indeed the idyllic Nepali countryside. Overnight in a camp.

Day 10: Trek from Siding Village to Pokhara, 3 hrs walking.
After a short walk now the trail skirts an outcrop – there's the road, there's our transport, and soon we are back in Pokhara for our afternoon lunch. Overnight stay at hotel in pokhara.

Day 11: Fly or drive back to Kathmandu, flight 25 minutes or drive 200km/6hrs driving.
After breakfast at hotel, we transfer to airport for a flight to Kathmandu, explore valley on your own, evening join the farewell dinner. Or take a scenic 200km drive from Pokhara to Katmandu.  Overnight stay at hotel.  

Day 12: Final departure.
After breakfast, we will transfer you to international airport for your flight back to home. Wish you have a safe and sound flight back home. Hope to see you again in the future.

Note: The above information is just a guide and standard pattern of what we provide. The trip can be tailored at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. On adventure trips of this type, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are needed the person in charge will make a decision what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does arise, we do everything we can to reduce its effect, but we cannot be liable for the results of changes or delays.

Service Includes

  • The entire airport picks up and drops
  • Standard hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Necessary flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara return trips or one way.
  • Mardi Himal trekking permit with Annapurna conservation fees
  • Tims card (trekking information management system card)
  • All meals (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking period
  • Accommodation (tented camp) during the trekking period
  • English speaking guide and highly experienced staffs
  • Staffs food, clothing, salary and their insurance
  • All necessary grounded transportation
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Welcome and fare well dinner in Kathmandu offer by Ram Kumar.
  • Our service charges with VAT and Local / Government Taxes

Service Excludes

  • Sightseeing or any extra activities except the above program
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Bar bill and all kind of drinks
  • Rescue & Evacuation
  • Gratitude (tip) for staff

Trek FAQ

Some essential FAQs for Mardhi Himal trekking:

How can I book Mardhi Himal trekking?
Once you confirmed trip, we need photo copy of your passport and 20% down payment of the total price for advance flight tickets and hotel booking and permit process.

How can I enter in Nepal?
Nepal is a popular tourist destination in south Asia. Several airlines have direct and none-stop flights from Middle East and Asia to Kathmandu, Capital of Nepal. There are direct flights from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Doha, Osaka, Shanghi, Mascow, Bangkok, Singapore, Hongkong, Karachi, Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta, Paro, Dhaka, Lhasa, and Varanasi.

Can I do Mardhi Himal trekking?
This trek is suitable for any walker looking for something adventure and challenging with stunning views of Annapurna massif and Mardhi Himal range. It does not require that you have any previous trekking or mountaineering experience. Although, daily jugging or walking exercise is useful and you need to be in good physical condition and able to walk for 5-6 hours daily.

When should I come for Mardhi Himal trekking?
From mid Feb to June and mid September to early December is the best season. However, July, August and Jan are also okay and climbing/trekking can be done.

Can I join with group?
Yes, you can join a group and we try our best to find some other people to do this trip as a group trek. And you can also tell your friends, families and relatives that you are going to do this trek in Nepal so maybe some of your friends would like to join the trip! We can arrange a small group trekking trip to suit your requirements. Please contact us for group departure dates.

Do I need to join with group?
It is not necessary that you need to follow our fixed group departures dates, because private trip departs every day upon your request which are best suited to couples, families and small groups of friends. We are happy to organize your holiday according by your selecting starting date.

Do I need to stay in Katmandu?
Kathmandu valley, one of the historical cities as well as the capital of Nepal, at least, you need to spend two nights in Kathmandu before and after your trip. In our program we are providing you the standard accommodation in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis.

Do you also offer Tailor-made Departures?
Yes, we do offer Tailor-made Departures, if our holiday packages are not perfect or the group departure dates are not convenient as per your travel plan.

What kind of equipment do I need to bring with me?
Mardhi Himal trekking is an exciting and adventure trip. We trek up to 4100m walking through villages, green hills, and white snow path so you need to have right equipments with you. Click here to have more info

What kind of meals I can have during the trip?
All Meals on full board basis will be provided during trekking. Freshly cooked food is served at all times (western, continental and Nepali meals are available in all places). Three meals a day will be provided.

Do I have pre-departure meeting?
Yes, at first, our staff will receive you at the airport and transfer to the hotel and our tour leader will brief regarding about the trip. The briefing will cover the itinerary and introduced your trek Leader.

Can I charge camera batteries along the trek?
Yes, Most of the places, you can charge batteries along the trek (per hour USD 2-3 for charging).

Is someone going to meet me at the airport? Are transfers included?
Definitely, one of our team leaders will come to the airport to pick you up. We will be displaying a play card of company with your name on it. Airport transfer is included.

Travel Insurances

Travelling is an investment and we believe that an insurance makes your investment secure. It is a condition of joining any of our adventure trips that be protected against comprehensive expenses potential to incur due to medial issues or accidents (to include helicopter rescue, air ambulance, and treatment costs). Please be noted that we do not arrange or sell insurance.

A relaxed trip is not possible without good travel insurance. In the event of any sickness or injury, the cost of emergency treatment and evacuation is shocking. Therefore, travel insurance is strongly recommended for everyone who signs up with us. We strongly recommend that you be careful while choosing a policy as some makes special exceptions for adventure travel. Before buying your insurance make sure your insurer is aware of our adventure itinerary that you are going to undertake and is agreeable to cover all activities being undertaken in the trip. Such as if you are planning trekking or climbing/expedition in Himalayas your insurance must cover emergency air ambulance/helicopter rescue including medical expenses. For a group tours in urban areas, your insurance coverage of ambulance or helicopter rescue is not mandatory, however better to have with them too. Again, in Tibet trips there is no possibility of helicopter rescue, so no need to buy the air ambulance coverage in Tibet trips. Also, check your insurance policy firmly to even include trip cancellation, as all deposits paid are non-refundable.

Please kindly provide us your copy of insurance policy (e.g. your insurance certificate) or carry it with you while you come on the trip.


Acclimatization

Alpine Eco Trek is professionals at operating at high-altitude. Each trip we run has a realistic acclimatization programme. Our entire adventure trips are designed to allow gradual height gain, spread over a number of days. High altitude is not predictable sickness, so there is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude but, for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent to height will produce minimal effects. We can provide 'Gamow Bag' as a precautionary measure as per your request on renting basis. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. All trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude sickness, and our leaders, guides and staffs are well trained to administer them and to know the symptoms.

Check out "Altitude illness" by Dr Jim Duff

http://www.treksafe.com.au/medical/altitude_illness.htm


Food during the trip

Freshly cooked food will be provided on Mardhi Himal trekking. Our very expert cook will cook the food during the trekking. Normally we will provide dinner and breakfast on the same camp where we will camp for overnight and lunch will be provided while walking on trail which will be packed lunch cooked by our cook. Reception, farewell dinner and breakfast will be provided during your stay in Kathmandu.


Trek Checklist

Equipments & Packing List for Mardhi Himal trekking.

Gears are pretty much essential for your great trip. Please click here for the comprehensive packing list for this trip.

Trip Map

Map for Annapurna trekking

Annapurna Region Map

Further Information
Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you have any questions regarding trip, please feel free to contact us. We answer all enquiries within 24 hours. If you want to book a trip, you can send us an email or contact us directly by phone: 0977 98510 36844 (Ram Kumar Adhikari).

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