- duration 12 days
- tour type Private
- age requirement 5+ years old
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Maximum altitude 4100 meters
- Trek difficulty Moderate
- Explore the Annapurna region with our Mardi Himal trek
- Enjoy scenic views of the Himalayas
- Discover Kathmandu during a sightseeing tour
The attention of western mountaineers was first drawn to Mardi Himal after Basil Goodfellow released the pictures he had taken of the mountain in 1953. However, it was not until 1961 that the mountain saw its first ascent. Jimmy Roberts, with two Sherpas, first climbed to the summit from the western flank.
Book this 13-day, guided trip with us and explore one of the lesser known areas in the Annapurna region. Fly to Pokhara on the third day of this tour and reach Mardi Himal Base Camp after five days of uphill slog. The route is mostly steep and follows ridge lines but the views along the way are wonderful. Accompanying you during this trip will be the mighty Himalayas while sparkling rivers, lush, green terraces, gurgling streams and forests add a variety to the scenery.
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Day 1: Kathmandu arrival
Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing tour
Day 3: Fly to Pokhara & trek to Mardi Pul
Day 4: Mardi Pul – Odane
Day 5: Odane – Kumai
Day 6: Kumai – Khorchon
Day 7: Khorchon – Mardi Himal Base Camp
Day 8: Mardi Himal Base Camp – Kumai
Day 9: Kumai – Ghachok
Day 10: Ghachok – Pokhara
Day 11: Pokhara – Kathmandu (flight)
Day 12: Kathmandu departure
- Airport pickup and drop-off on the first and the last day of the tour in a private car/van
- Flight tickets from Pokhara to Kathmandu
- Three nights' stay in Kathmandu. Eight nights in lodges/guest houses during the trek. Accommodation in Pokhara as per the itinerary
- Breakfasts as per the itinerary. One farewell dinner included
- An experienced, English-speaking trekking guide during the trek
- National park permit & TIMS card
- Down jackets & sleeping bags (to be returned after the trek is over)
- An ACH kitbag and a t- shirt for you to keep
- Nepal entry visa fees
- International airfare
- Travel insurance including high-altitude evacuation & rescue
- Expenses that are personal in nature, like phone calls & laundry
- Desserts, mineral water, hot shower, hot water & Wi-Fi
- Tips for local staff, guides & porters
- Lunch & dinner (except the farewell dinner)
- Porter during the trek
- Entrance fees to highlights during Kathmandu sightseeing tour
- Earn US$ 35+ in travel credits.
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.
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?
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?