Mardi Himal Trek

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  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 10 days
  • tour type Private and Group
  • age requirement 5-90 yrs
  • max group size 10
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Trek difficulty Moderate
  • Tour Code BM-38443
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  • Operated in English
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
  • +6
  • Close up views of the exquisite Annapurna Himalayas
  • Traditional villages and sophisticated hospitality
  • Connected with Poon Hill longer version
  • Natural and cultural diversity
Are you seeking a less travelled route into the famous Himalayan Mountains? If so, this is the perfect trek! The Mardi Himal route is a destination that is big on beauty in a far-flung region of Nepal where few tourists venture. Enjoy the solitude in this culturally rich region that has loads of natural beauty, and the feeling of being truly off the beaten track as you trek to Machapuchare Base Camp.

The Mardi Himal Trek starts in Pokhara, the second largest city in Nepal with Phewa Tal (Lake) at its center. The trek takes you through lush valleys, high altitude alpine meadows, lichen-laden dense forests and across many streams with waterfalls cascading down from above. You will be surrounded by white snow-capped mountains that tower above you in every direction with incredible views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Mt. Himalchuli, Mt. Machapuchare (Fish Tail) and Mardi Himal.

The trail to Mardi Himal is suitable for anyone of average fitness. Climbing up from the valley floor may have you breathing hard, but the surrounding beauty will well and truly make up for it and be a welcome distraction. We guarantee you will enjoy the isolation on this unusual trek to a more remote area of Nepal that is off the regular trekking trails. You will get to appreciate the magnificent sunrise and sunset panoramic views from Mardi Himal High Camp.
  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m) & transfer to hotel.
  • Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (8,50m)
  • Day 3: Drive from Pokhara to Phedi and trek to Dhampus (1600m)
  • Day 4: Trek from Dhampus to Forest Camp (2480m)
  • Day 5: Trek from Forest Camp to Mardi Himal Low Camp (3150m)
  • Day 6: Low Camp to High Camp (4100m)
  • Day 7: Hike to Mardi Himal base Camp (4,500m) & trek Low camp
  • Day 8: Trek to Siding Village (1,280m) & drive to Pokhara.
  • Day 9: Drive back to Kathmandu (1,350m)
  • Day 10: International departure homeward bound
  • 9 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches and 5 Dinners
  • Twin sharing teahouse/lodges accommodation during the trek.
  • An experienced, helpful, and friendly Government license holder trekking guide.
  • All the surface transportation inclusive hotel and airport transfer.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus and Pokhara to Kande and Lwang to Pokhara by private car.
  • All the necessary paper works and Annapurna conservation entry fees. (Trekking permit / TIMS card etc.)
  • Down jackets-sleeping bags and comprehensive medical kits.
  • All the government taxes and company service charges.
  • Three Meals a day Breakfast Lunch and dinner during the trek
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Sherpa Trekking Porter
  • International flight fare.
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Local staffs and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (can be added as an add-on during checkout)
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Alcoholic beverages, bar bills, and bottled water
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips to the trekking crews
5 - Excellent
Based on 1 review
  • John Viva
  • From France
  • On May 21 2022
5 - Excellent
Best Guide! Amazing Trek!
We did the Mardi Himal trek in April 2022. It was a fantastic experience due to our guides Nima Sherpa and Porter Kanchha sherpa. Thanks so much, guys for becoming good friends. Will definitely book again and ask for you to guide... Read more
A Bookmundi Travel Expert responded to this review: Dear John Viva, Thank you very much for your time to leave us a comment on the Bookmundi page. We are pleased to know that you had a great time in Nepal with us. We wish to welcome you again for the next adventure in the nearest future. Have a great time ahead and once again many thanks for your recommendation! Best Regards Sherpa Expedition & Trekking Team.!
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Other Practical InformationThe following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek. It is important you do not forget the essential items, as this will determine your comfort and safety on the trek. Equally important is that you do not burden yourself with unnecessary equipment on the trek. General: all season sleeping bag and down jacket (we can provide if you need it, but has to be returned after the trek), duffle bag (we provide duffle bag during the trek but has to be returned after the trek), a wind and waterproof thin layered jacket (a musthave for morning and evenings above 3,000m), daypack Head / ears / eyewear: a pair of half gloves, a warmer hat that covers the ears, sunglasses, neckwarmer, sunscreen, headlamp and an extra set of batteries Hands: pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer), warmer shell gloves and liner Upper body: long sleeve tshirts, thermal tops, wool jacket or pullover, sports bras for women and girls, water and windproof shell jacket Lower body: thermal underwear (especially trousers), windproof and waterproof trousers, warmer trousers, comfortable trekking pants, extra casual sport pants Footwear: a pair of good waterproof trekking boots, pair of sandals, 45 pairs of woolen socks, sock liners, light shoes and sneakers First aid kits and medicines, assorted adhesive bandages (fabric preferred), blister treatment cream or similar, insect / antiitch ointment, ibuprofen or other painrelief medication, diamox (125mg to 250mg tablets for altitude sickness), warps, splints, and wound coverings butterfly bandage, water purifying pills. Please note our company guide will carry the medicines and first aid kits during the trek. However, we recommend you bring your personal firstaid kit as well. Miscellaneous: 4 passport size photos with original passport, water bottle & filter, flight details, bathroom kit (should include toilet paper, plastic bags, hand wipes, towel, and soap, etc.) Extra things: comfortable trekking poles, quality energy dry foods (up to you), power bank and music players, camera (memory card, chargers, and extra batteries)
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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