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Mardi Himal Trek

12 Days

Trip Highlights

  • A hidden gem just east of Annapurna Base Camp
  • Off the beaten trail in Annapurna Region
  • Spectacular view of Fishtail and other mountain ranges
  • Recently opened trail to Mardi Himal Base Camp

The Mardi Himal trek is the shortest and easiest trek east of the Annapurna range. The trail is newly opened, therefore only a small number of tourist visit the area each year, making it suitable for people seeking solitude. However, Mardi Himal trek is becoming popular because of its beautiful scenery and peaceful environment. The trail passes through thick forest of rhododendron, oak, juniper and pine, rocky mountain terrain and various low base camp. Along the way, you will see the best views of the Annapurna Himalayas. In some section, the trail is steep and slippery, which add a bit of an adventurous dimension to the trek but is suitable for anyone trekking up Mardi Himal.

Another Mardi Himal trek is also known as sunrise and sunset view trek as the trail takes you to the top of the mountain from where beautiful sunrise/sunset views can be observed. You will pass through small villages where you will have the opportunity to get close to the locals and learn about their traditions, culture and lifestyle. The whole area is very rich in vegetation. During the trek, you can spot a variety of wildlife and rare species of birds. Similarly, you can see a panoramic view of Annapurna First (8,091m), Annapurna South (7,219m), Mardi Himal (5,587m), Lamjung Himal (6,983m) and Machhapuchhre (6,993m).

Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,350m) and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara(827m) and explore.
Day 03: Drive to Kande 45 minutes and Trek to Deurali (2232m) 3-4 hrs.
Day 04: Trek from Deurali to Forest Camp (2460m) 4-5 hrs.
Day 05: Trek from Forest Camp to Low Camp (2985m) 5-6 hrs.
Day 06: Trek from Low Camp to High Camp (3550m) 4-5 hrs.
Day 07: Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500m) 4-5 hrs.
Day 08: Trek from Base Camp to Forest Camp (2460m) 6-7 hrs.
Day 09: Trek from Forest Camp to the Village of Lwang (1580m) 5-6 hrs.
Day 10: Trek a few hours and drive to Pokhara (827m) then enjoy the day free.
Day 11: Drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus, 6-7 hours
Day 12: International departure, or join other programs.

Price for The Trip:

We could not include the cost of each package on the company’s website. The only question most of our customers have is why AlpineTrav Treks did not include the price in the package. Because, in order to provide you with a reasonable price and try to address your every need, we want to provide you with some information. Which will help your trip budget.

Please read below for more information.

  • The trip cost always depends upon group size, hotel accommodation of category and client’s desire budget.
  • The above itinerary is a standard guideline that AlpineTrav Treks provides you with advice and tips. And this itinerary can be modified according to your time and needs.
  • After our trip is confirmed, the price will be adjusted in our contract, if the customer wants to add some services, we will charge for those additional services and if he wants to reduce some services, we will reduce the fee accordingly.
  • Itinerary is published in full board operation services for clear understanding of the customer. Among many options such as hotel facilities in Kathmandu and Pokhara, the client can make own choice.
  • Cost - also depends on the number of porters and mode of transport. Let us know through email, whatsApp or message.
  • Please do not hesitate to contact AlpineTrav Treks for any information regarding your selected package. We'll work together to customize your trip to meet your exact requirement so that you have a memorable trip.
  • We're a local travel agency. When you book with us, you get best possible price, which is middle-man free.
  • We don't add hidden extra cost. Airport to Airport services and all trips include travel permit, lodging and fooding. There are no surprises with hidden costs.

Detail Itinerary

Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal. Upon completing the visa formalities and collecting your luggages in the airport, kindly proceed to the exit of the arrival hall. Please look out for a placard of your name at the exit of arrival hall. Your trip leader will await you just outside the arrival hall and will escort you to your hotel in Kathmandu. Welcome drinks will be served and after you’ve refreshed, your trek leader will brief you about your trip.

After breakfast, we hop a 25-minute flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu airport. During the flight, the views from your window seat give you mesmerizing views of glorious Manaslu and the snow-capped Annapurna mountain range. We reach our hotel, refresh & get familiar with our surroundings. We can go for a stroll down the Fewa Lake & also do some boating. We could also visit David’s fall and visit the peace stupa.

After breakfast, we will drive from Pokhara towards Kande. From here, we will trek for about an hour and a half to reach the beautiful settlement of Australian Camp (2,100m). After this we will proceed to Pothna and then to Deurali where we will stay for the night.

Early in the morning, have a breakfast, and leaving the main Annapurna trail, we will follow a forested ridge to reach Forest Camp. From here onwards, we will not find any tea houses along the way, therefore, we will carry our lunch and be self-sufficient. Passing through rhododendron forest, we will ascend and reach Forest Camp.

We will ascend through beautiful rhododendron forest following a ridge. At Low Camp, we will find a couple of teahouses. As we move further, the view of Mt. Machapuchare (6,993 m) and Mardi Himal (5,587 m) will become prominent. From here onwards, we will find ourselves closer to the Himalayan foothills and picturesque valleys.

Leaving Low Camp behind, we will ascend to a ridge for stunning views of Mardi Himal (5,587m) and Mt. Machapuchare (6,993m). We ascend above the treeline and enter the shrubby alpine zone. On the way, we will see impressive views of Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441m), and Annapurna South (7,219m) above a deep valley. The trail will take us to High Camp, which is a small pasture with 3 lodges.

Today, the trail is going to be more compared to the previous days. We will begin ascending on a steep trail that becomes more rugged and uneven. After around two hours of ascending, we will reach a ridge top known as Mardi Himal Base Camp. However, it is not the real one. From here, we will again ascend for around two hours to reach Mardi Himal Base Camp, which will welcome us with spectacular views of Mt. Annapurna I (8,091m), Mt. Annapurna III (7,555m), Mt. Machapuchare (6,993m), Mardi Himal (5,587m), and Mt. Gangapurna (7,455m).

Today, we will wake up early and take photos of the best views of the surrounded and have our breakfast. Then we will descend to the forest camp following the same route as before.

Descending steeply through maple and rhododendron forest, we will reach a village near a valley basin. Lwang is a beautiful Gurung village with rich culture and hospitable people. We will experience the Nepali rural lifestyle and taste delicious organic food. Moreover, the waterfall on the outskirts of the village offers one of the most thrilling canyoning adventures too.

After breakfast, we will leave for Pokhara. We will trek down to the Mardi River basin and drive back to Pokhara. The first hour of the drive will be on an uneven dirt road, and later, the drive will be on a paved road. Upon reaching Pokhara, we will head to our hotel and rest for the day. If you want to visit, you can also go on a guided sightseeing.

Today we will return to Kathmandu. Kathmandu is separated from Pokhara by 200km. Prithvi Highway links Pokhara with Kathmandu. It takes 7 hrs to reach Kathmandu from Pokhara by bus. You will be transferred to the hotel where you will have a pleasant stay.

Thank you for joining us on this trek and it has been a pleasure getting to know you during this time. You will be assisted in your last-minute preparation. Our staff representative will help you pack your luggage, drop you off at the international airport. And we wish you a safe flight. Likewise we hope to see you soon again!

Services we offer in a package:

Cost Inclusion

  • AlpineTrav Treks provides pick-up and drop services from international airport on your arrivals and departures.
  • Representative of AlpineTrav Treks will be waiting for you on arrived in international airport with a your name's placard so that you can easily find our person. And you will be transfers to your demanded Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • According to the trekking package schedule, AlpineTrav Treks will arrange 2 nights demand category (from tourist star to five-star) of hotel accommodations in Kathmandu.
  • According to the trekking package schedule, AlpineTrav Treks will arrange 2 nights demand category (from tourist star to five-star) of hotel accommodations in Pokhara.
  • According to the trip program, AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions arranged flight tickets from Kathmandu to Pokhara for trekking members.
  • AlpineTrav Treks will provide Experienced and government authorized (licensed holder) high altitude trekking guide during the trekking period.
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions will provided 1 porter for every 2 trekkers with 1:4 assistant guide to client ratio.
  • Transportation we will provided during the trekking or major city for members as per the itinerary. (with staffs for during trekking)
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions will provide you with a clean and cozy teahouse/lodge to stay in and eat during the trekking.
  • Most of the trekking trail, lunch is done on the way between the starting and ending the day of hiking while dinner and breakfast at the teahouse/lodge where you have overnight stay.
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions provides a clean, Nutritious, and fresh food (B, L, D) at the lovely teahouse/lodge throughout the trekking.
  • As Mardi Himal is at the Annapurna conservation territory, AlpineTrav Treks provide you a permit for Annapurna conservation.
  • The Trekkers' Information Management Systems permit issued by the trekking agency association of Nepal is required to enter the area of Annapurna Conservation, so AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions provide you a TIMS permit too.
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions provides all wages, equipment, and insurance for elaborate trekking staff.
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions provide first aid medical kits for the group and the staff, taking care of your trekking and health safety.
  • AlpineTrav Treks for members convenience always provide maps of related trekking.
  • AlpineTrav Treks will provide clean and warm down jacket and sleeping bag during the trekking, taking care of your comfort and health. (Sleeping bag and down jacket must be returned after completion of trek)
  • The above offer package price includes our service charges, government charges, and all taxes and vat.
  • We want to offer you to have dinner with us before you departed from Kathmandu. It will be an opportunity for you to see and learn about Nepali culture and tradition.
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions offer you farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant or AlpineTrav Treks with families Kathmandu before departure.

Cost Exclusion

  • Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal and Pokhara is also the second city of Nepal. Since this city's offers high quality and delicious food from different countries and groups, we were hoping you could taste the meals you like. For that reason, during your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara, you will have to arrange lunch and dinner (except the farewell dinner).
  • Suppose you want to take any packed food, snacks, drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, and carbonated soft drinks, any types of alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, and nutria-bars during the trek. In that case, you have to buy it yourself.
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of Items of personal trekking equipment, laundry expenses, tips, Landlines, mobiles, satellite phones, and the internet service exclude in the package.
  • Trekking is an adventurous activity that always takes place in remote areas. So, safety is the primary factor for us. Therefore, you have to have your travel insurance covering the cost of emergency rescue, medical treatment, medical tests, and hospitalization before you arrive for the trip to Nepal.
  • The package cost offered above does not include your international flight ticket and Nepal's tourist visa, so that you have to pay for your international flight ticket and tourist visa yourself.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural disasters, landslides, political disturbances, changes in government regulations exclude.
  • The short sentence, "The services we provide in the above package cost inclusive," will cost extra if you want more than additional services you have to pay extra.
  • Those Employees who are involved in your trekking are hoping for tips, gifts, or something at the end of the trip, which is an opportunity to say how happy you are with our staff and what kind of service you have rendered.
  • Your guide and porters will expect the tips according to the international system in the trekking package for your information.

Price for The Trip:

We could not include the cost of each package in the company website. Most of our clients have the same query that i.e. why AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions had not include the price in the package. To provide your service in reasonable cost and attempt to address your each requirement, we desired to provide you with some information which directly affects the cost and also helps us to breakdown the cost. That’s why, we have clarified our customers that because of following reasons we have not included the cost in our website and package:

Please read below for more information.

  • Cost depends upon group size.
  • Costs may affect guide and numbers of porter.
  • The cost depends upon the category of hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • The cost depends upon the mode of transport (private car, flight or tourist bus).
  • The itinerary can be changed according to your choice.
  • Above mentioned itinerary is airport to airport service.
  • The itinerary can be designed according to your time and budget.
  • Please contact us for dates, cost and duration – days.

Trip Map

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Mardi Himal Trek

Trip Facts

  • 12 Days, 8 days trekking
  • Easy to Moderate
  • 4,500m/14,760ft.
  • Autumn (September to December & (Spring) March to May
  • TIA (Kathmandu)
  • Kathmandu, Airport
  • Mode: Private Car, Flight or Tourist Bus
  • Hotels, Teahouse/Lodges
  • 1 - Maximum 12

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