Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: Tourist Bus & Private Vehicle
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Pokhara Hotel & Teahouse
  • Group Size: 16
  • Max Elevation: Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500)

Highlights

  • A scenic bus ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
  • Exploration of lakes and caves in Pokhara.
  • Trek to Low Camp, High Camp, and Mardi Himal Base Camp. 
  • Walk in the lush rhododendron forests of ACAP
  • View flora and fauna of Annapurna Region
  • Great views of Mardi Himal, Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri massif. 
  • Delightful sunrise and sunset views. 

Description

Mardi Himal Base Camp lies to the east of one of Annapurna Base Camp trek. Although not as popular as the Annapurna Base Camp trek, Mardi Himal trek is becoming one of the most popular treks in the Annapurna region.

Mardi Himal lies to the base of the towering Mardi Himal. You can get some of the most impressive views of various mountains like Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mardi Himal, Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Baraha Shikhar, and Himchuli. 

The trail to Mardi Himal Base Camp is well-defined. The Mardi Himal Base Camp trek by Mount Mania starts after a scenic 6-7 hours bus drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. From Pokhara, you will trek to Pothana, where you will get the permit to Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP). 

You will trek through wonderful rhododendron forests of ACAP region on your way to Low Camp, High Camp and eventually to Mardi Himal Base Camp. Along the way, you can also see an abrupt change in the landscape.

After a delightful stay in these camps, you will retrace your trail along High Camp and Low Camp reaching Siding and eventually to Pokhara. 
In this Mardi Himal trek by Mount Mania, you will trek through wonderful forests, quaint villages, beautiful tea houses and lodges, and warm, hospitable people of the Annapurna region. 

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Day 2Drive to Phedi and Trek to Pothana
  • Day 3Trek to Low Camp
  • Day 4Trek to High Camp
  • Day 5Explore around High Camp and back to Low Camp
  • Day 6Trek to Siding Village
  • Day 7Trek to Milan Chowk and Drive to Pokhara
  • Day 8Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

What to Expect

  • Airport Pickup and Drop
  • Teahouse Accommodation during the trek
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • Round Trip Tourist Bus Ticket (Kathmandu and Pokhara)
  • Hotel in Pokhara with Breakfast (Twin Sharing)
  • English Speaking Trekking Guide with Food & Accommodation, Insurance, and Transportation
  • All Trekking Permits (ACAP and TIMS Card)
  • Daily seasonal fresh fruits after dinner 
  • A first aid kit carried by the guide (Oximeter to measure your oxygen and pulse in high altitude) 
  • All Government and Local taxes
  • International Flight Ticket and Nepalese Visa Fee
  • Hotel & Meals in Kathmandu
  • Meals in Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the trek (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal expenses (WiFi, Phone calls, Laundry, Bar bills, Battery Recharge, Water, Shower, and Tea / Coffee)
  • Other costs not mentioned in 'Cost Includes' section
  • Travel and Rescue Insurance
  • Tips for Guides, Porters, and Drivers

PRICES & DATES

Trip DatesAvailabilityPrice  
21 Oct, 2019 - 28 Oct, 2019AvailableUS$625
28 Oct, 2019 - 04 Nov, 2019AvailableUS$625

Useful Information

Mardi Himal Trek Difficulty 

Mardi Himal trek is one of the many moderate treks in the Annapurna region. 

You will only trek for 6 days on this trip. You will trek for an average of 5-6 hours during this trip. The altitude gains in this trek are also quite low. The trails are well marked and easy to trek in. A
On the way to Mardi Himal Base Camp, you will encounter many uphills. 

All of these makes the Mardi Himal trek a moderate one. However, you need preparation of 2-3 months in order to complete this trek with ease. 

If you complete a hike of a day or two before coming to this trek, it will be a wonderful preparation for you. 

Best Time for Mardi Himal Trek

The most popular seasons for the Mardi Himal Trek are the seasons of spring(March, April, and May) and autumn(September, October, and November).

Autumn and Spring seasons have almost identical patterns of weather and temperature. One of the best features of the weather in these seasons is the mild sunshine. Another reason for the popularity of these seasons is low rainfall and clear views of the mountains. 

The temperature in the winters season in Mardi Himal trek gets as low as -15 degrees C. So you will have to pack well in the winter season (December, January, and February) for the Mardi Himal Base Camp.

Summer season coincides with the monsoon season. So you will have to watch out for the weather to complete the Mardi Himal trek in the summer season (June, July, and August). 

Customer Reviews

  • Mr. Binod was my guide during my solo trek through Mardi Himal trek. It happened in april/18 (not 19). It was a 5 nights journey, many trails, sightseeing, small lodges, plenty of tea, dal bhat and good conversation. Binod was very friendly, responsible, and reliable during the whole time. I'm ... read more

  • The first time I met Binod was in 2014. Together with a very good friend and my parents, he was our guide during the Poonhill trek. We had a wonderful time and he took care of everything. He organized and arranged everything very well. I also went on a rafting ... read more

Write a Review