Mardi Himal Trek

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5 Based on 3 Reviews
  • duration 7 days
  • tour type Private and Group
  • age requirement 10-85 yrs
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Maximum altitude 4500 meters
  • Trek difficulty Moderate
  • Tour Code BM-29479
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  • Operated in English
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
  • +7
  • Enjoy stunning views of the magnificent Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri & Machhapuchhare
  • Hike through a beautiful trail. Enjoy a scenic landscape and diverse flora and fauna
  • Gain insights into rich natural and cultural diversity of the Annapurna region
Mardi Himal trek is one of those out-of-the-way gems when it comes to trekking in the Annapurna region. Located to the south of one of the most popular trekking routes in the world, Annapurna Base Camp, the trail to Mardi Himal has so far been ventured by only a handful of trekkers.

The major highlights of this trek undoubtedly is Mardi Himal Base Camp, where you will reach after hiking through traditional Nepali villages while enjoying scenic landscape and stunning views of Annapurna South, Himchuli and Machhapuchhare mountains.

The journey begins with a drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu by bus on Day 1. You will reach Australian Base Camp, a popular viewpoint among travelers, on the second day. Your journey to the base camp of Mardi Himal continues via Forest Camp and High Camp. The return journey takes you to Siding, a picturesque Gurung village, where you will stop for lunch.

This trek is the perfect option for travelers who want to avoid the overcrowded Annapurna Base Camp and Poon Hill trails without having to give up on amazing scenery. We have rated this trek easy to moderate and consider it a great option for beginners. The maximum altitude during this trek 4,500 metres at Mardi Himal Base Camp.
  • Day 1: Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus
  • Day 2: Drive to Kade and trek to Australian Base Camp (2,060 m)
  • Day 3: Trek to Forest Camp (2,600 m)
  • Day 4: Trek to High Camp (3,550 m)
  • Day 5: Hike to Base Camp (4,500 m) and back to Low Camp
  • Day 6: Trek to Siding (1,600 m) and drive back to Pokhara
  • Day 7: Pokhara – Kathmandu by tourist bus
  • Airport - hotel - airport pickup & drop-off service provided by a private tourist vehicle on the first and the last day of the tour
  • Transport from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back in a tourist bus (flight can be arranged at an additional cost). Transfer from Siding to Pokhara in a 4WD jeep
  • Accommodation on twin or double-sharing basis at a hotel in Pokhara along with breakfast. Twin-share accommodation in guesthouses during the trek
  • An experienced, English-speaking trekking guide with a first-aid kit, necessary medicine and an oxymetre
  • Breakfast in Pokhara. All standard meals during the trek (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Sleeping bags and down jackets (needs to be returned on completion of the trek)
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permits and TIMS card charges
  • Free Ace the Himalaya duffel/kit bag & sun hat
  • A certificate of achievement
  • All government taxes, VAT, tourist service charges, etc
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Porter
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu (can be arranged at an additional cost)
  • All meals in Kathmandu. Lunch and dinner in Pokhara
  • Porters to carry your luggage and equipment during the trek (one porter can be used by two travelers). Porters are available in the addon section
  • Travel insurance including emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa fees. You can get a visa easily on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Please carry a copy of your passport size photo
  • Alcoholic/non-alcoholic drinks
  • Tips for staff and driver
5 - Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
  • Steve Gacheny
  • From USA
  • On Nov 11 2022
5 - Excellent
This trek was a perfect choice for a first introduction to the Himalayas and was great for a schedule that included more sightseeing around Nepal. My guide Dipak was very knowledgeable and flexible being able to cater the trip... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • From Canada
  • On Feb 09 2020
5 - Excellent
Great trek, wonderful guide, helpful porters
Ram and Sujan from our tour operator were wonderful guide! They were knowledgeable, friendly, and worked incredibly hard to make our experience amazing, 5 stars doesnt do them justice!
  • Anonymous
  • From USA
  • On Jan 18 2020
5 - Excellent
Awe inspiring trek in the Annapurna range
Awe inspiring trek in the Annapurna rangeFrom the beginning, our experience with the Ace staff was wonderful. They were very responsive to all of our questions in the planning stage and provided quick feedback and clear... Read more
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Other Practical InformationEquipment list for your reference: General Sleeping bag (We can provide one if you need it but has to be returned after the trek) Duffel bag(We will provide one complimentary Ace the Himalaya duffel bag which is yours to keep) Daypack Down jacket (We can provide one if you need it but has to be returned after the trek) Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes Sun hat (We will provide you a complimentary Ace the Himalaya hat) Wool or synthetic hat that cover the ears (For winter) Normal sunglasses Neck warmer (For winter) Hand Liner gloves Heavier shell gloves (For winter) Core Body Tshirts Thermal tops (For winter) Fleece jacket or pullover Water/windproof shell jacket (Preferably breathable fabric) Lower Body – Legs Thermal bottoms (For winter) Trekking pants and shorts Water/windproof trousers Casual pants Good Goretex pants Feet Liner socks Heavyweight socks (For winter) Waterproof hiking/trekking shoes Light shoes/sneakers/sandals Miscellaneous, but Important! Passport and extra passport photos (3 copies; one for Nepal Visa and two for trekking TIMs and permit) Airline tickets (Please make a copy and leave one at our office in KTM just in case if you need to change the date of yours) Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport Water bottle/bladder Water purification Iodine tablets Toiletry kit (Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.)
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.

  • Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?

    There are no quarantine requirements in Nepal for arriving visitors at the moment.

  • 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.

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