Mardi Himal Trek

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  • E-ticket/Mobile voucher
  • duration 9 days
  • tour type Private
  • tour_type Private tour
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 5+ years old
  • age_requirement 5+ years old
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
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HIGHLIGHTS
  • Excellent closeup views of the Himalayan range
  • Newly developed and less crowded trekking trail
  • Enjoy several forest walks and gradual ascents up to 4500m
The Mardi Himal Trek in the Annapurna region is a perfect option for travelers looking for a new trekking adventure! This trek route has it all: diversity in the atmosphere, cultural highlights and great views of Annapurna Himalayas. Although the route officially opened only less than five years ago, it has received very positive reviews from trekkers. Comparatively short to other Himalayan treks, on this route, we will visit forests, base camps, and local tea houses where we will find overnight accommodation.

The trek begins from scenic Pokhara lake city, where we will drive to Kande, the starting point of our hike. From there onwards immerse into beautiful walks along the culturally rich Gurung villages. During the spring season, enjoy beautiful views of rhododendrons that bloom perfectly which can be just another reason to embark on this adventure.

Stay at forest camp, low camp and high camp, where you can capture the best of sunrise and sunset views of Mardi Himal, Fishtail, and other surrounding peaks. We’ll arrive at the western side of Mardi Himal base camp, which is located at an elevation of 4500m, after which we hike back to Pokhara and finally to Kathmandu, concluding our Mardi Himal Trek.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT ICICLES ADVENTURE TREKS AND TOURS PVT LTD
5 - Excellent
Based on 68 reviews
Aidan's review for another Icicles Adventure Treks and Tours Pvt Ltd tour
5 - Excellent
  • Aidan
  • From England
  • On Oct 03 2018
“We had a great time trekking to Annapurna Base Camp, our guide and porters were professional, friendly and always sorted us out. It rained a lot - so if you're going in the monsoon, be aware and bring lots of waterproofs! We saw beautiful views and incredible scenery when the clouds cleared, however, which made it all worthwhile. The trek is of medium difficulty, with a lot of stone stairs to climb and descend, so be fit and invest in good boots and poles!”
Samantha's review for another Icicles Adventure Treks and Tours Pvt Ltd tour
5 - Excellent
  • Samantha
  • From UK
  • On May 08 2017
“After doing this (Everest View Trek) fantastic short (but strenuous-may be because I did not train sufficiently) trek I can only say that it was an amazing experience. Didn't have to worry about anything and just enjoy the incredible journey thanks to the guys from the company. Totally recommended!”
Ravi's review for another Icicles Adventure Treks and Tours Pvt Ltd tour
5 - Excellent
  • Ravi
  • From Malaysia
  • On Jun 10 2016
“It was a great trip, first the weather was not looking good. But after we arrived in Lukla every day the weather got better and better. Stunning and spectacular Himalayan vistas, breathing in pristine air- never felt so invigorated and fresh. The beauty of the morning sunrise from Kalapatthar - you cannot describe it. The joy of reaching the Everest Base Camp was indeed great; felt we were like in heaven above the clouds.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (900m)
  • Day 2: Drive from Pokhara to Kande, trek to Pitam Deurali
  • Day 3: Trek Pitam Deurali to Kokar Forest Camp (2550m)
  • Day 4: Trek Kokar Forest Camp to Low camp (2990m)
  • Day 5: Trek Low Camp to High Camp (3580m)
  • Day 6: Trek High Camp to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500m)
  • Day 7: Trek High Camp to Sidhing (1850m)
  • Day 8: Trek Sidhing to Lumre and drive to Pokhara (900m)
  • Day 9: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara and return transportation in tourist bus
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Local teahouse/lodge accommodation (twin sharing ) during the trek
  • TIMS and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit
  • One professional, knowledgeable and friendly English speaking trekking guide including his salary, food, accomodation, equipment, transportation, insurance
  • One porter for each two trekkers including salary, food, accommodation, equipment, transportation, insurance
  • Duffle bag, sleeping bag, and down jacket for use during the trek
  • Icicles Adventure T-shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medical kit
  • All government taxes & office service charge
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • All drinks (alcoholic, hot, or cold)
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, bar bills, laundry, battery recharge, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, extra porters, etc)
  • Personal equipment and clothing
  • Accomodation, food and activities in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Tips for guides and porters (tip is expected but not mandatory)
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CANCELLATION

Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How much money do I need to bring with me?

    Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.

  • How much should my backpack weigh?

    A properly packed backpack (not including your day pack) should ideally not weigh more than 13 kg. It is also important to note that if you are taking a flight to the start of your trek, many smaller aircraft have weight restrictions. For example, if you are flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, you are only allowed 10kg of checked luggage, and 5 kg of hand baggage. Thus, in case of a small flight, you should ideally pack a 10 kg backpack for checked luggage, and then add 5 kg in your hand baggage. You can then re-shuffel the weigt once you start your trek at the trailhead.  

  • Do I need a porter?

    The decision to hire a porter is up to you and usually based on your fitness level and/or budget. One porter can be shared between two people and can carry up to 25 kg. Many trekkers hire a porter to have a more comfortable trek.

  • Do I require a porter for carrying water?

    On most popular treks you can expect plenty of places where you can refill your water bottle, meaning you don’t need to carry a huge water supply with you. Bring an extra bottle of water if you are concerned. If you already have a porter, you can ask him/her to carry water as long as it is within the weight limit. Another option is to carry water purification tablets or LifeStraw, both of which can be found in Kathmandu.

  • When should I arrive in Kathmandu before the tour?

    We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the start day of the trek because the tour operators usually require one working day to arrange trekking permits. Arrive earlier if you want to explore Kathmandu on your own or acclimate to any time differences.

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