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Mardi Himal Trek - 12 Days

Mardi Himal Trek

Perhaps, it may be incomplete to describe Mardi Himal Trek, once trekkers experience themselves they can find the reality. Since experience is more powerful than descriptions. Mardi Himal (5,553 m) is very near to Machhapuchhre and Annapurna ranges. This Himal is one of the natural gifts of Nepal which lays in south Asia. The nearest city is Pokhara.

Highlights of Mardi Himal Trek

  • Great adventure
  • Annapurna area
  • View of the beautiful sunrise and Sunset
  • Variety of trees, grass, Rhododendron forests, and timberland oak
  • Stunning Landscapes views
  • Few Trekkers choice
  • Observation of Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Fishtail, Mardi and more.
  • Settlement of Ethnic village
  • Amazing route
  • Snow Falls in winter
  • 5,553 m higher form the sea level.
  • Rejuvenating experience

The Overview of Mardi Himal Trek

The Mardi Himal is beautiful and attractive as a result many trekkers feel very exciting and happier. Hikers could easily observe the wonderful views of South Annapurna (7,219 m), Gandharva Chuli (6,997 m) from Mardi Himal base camp.

Your first hikers start from Kande (1,770 m) till the base camp west (4,500 m). Absolute views of trees, okes, Rhododendron, and route offer you the rejuvenating experience, as a result, you feel energetic for heading up. Besides, trekkers could observe the charming light of sunrise and sun-setting.

Hikers encounter the classic and ethnic villages along with Pau Khola including Pilinagge Khola. Furthermore, you will cross the suspension bridge. Many who go into this place by passing Deurali to Low camp and High camp.

Ultimately, trekkers end their journey after reaching Lwang village.

Annapurna Mountain Treks welcomes all of you with a thankful heart as we have created a systematic and sensible schedule for the Mardi Trek and we have 13 Days Mardi Himal Trek Itinerary. Moreover, we have similar Annapurna Trekking packages that might be quite difficult but almost all activities would be similar to, Annapurna Circuit Trek, Upper Mustang Trek, and Nar Phu Valley Trek.

When is the best time to do Mardi Himal Trekking?

Any 12 months are worth enough to do trekking. But, summer is not good for hiking since rainfalls and cloudy weather block the natural beauty of mountains comprising spices and green trees. In addition, sometimes landslide takes place and the trekking route becomes very muddy as well also mosquitos can bite easily. If you are adventurous, then you can enjoy trekking even in Summer. If you are expecting a perfect time for the sake of trekking to Mardi Himal trek, then Autumn is the best, relatively in this season weather remains very clear and dry consequently you could see blue sky. Because of a good time, there is a swift flow of trekkers. Usually, the weather & temperatures stay in modest during this time. So, you can make a plan.

Permission Requirement for Mardi Himal Trek

All the trekkers have to go through two different permits for security and safeness.

Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit (ACAP)

The ACAP nearly charges 30 USD including VAT. When it comes to for the SAARC nationalities 5 USD for the entrance. You can do in Kathmandu either in Pokhara for Mardi Himal  Trek permission.

Trekkers Information Management (TIMS)
Very important for international trekkers. TIMS recollects a record of every trekker by the registration. It helps to find out missing trekkers. So; the TIMS charge is 30 USD.

Guide and Porter

For the riskless trekking, guides are very compulsory. Our supportive guides are highly knowledgeable about hiking even to make your trekking amazing. Besides that, they can communicate in English, Hindi, French and many more, they are Nepal government license holder Guides.

Accommodation, Meals, and drinks for Trek

Accommodation
Trekkers would have to stay mostly at Tea house and while hiking up. In addition, you could enjoy seeing some beautiful mountains, landscapes, and evergreen trees.

Food
When hiking, you need enough energy so you just need to take 3 times food. You can have breakfast along with typical Nepali Dhal, Bhat, and Tarkari depending upon your choice of food.

Drinks and Lunch
Besides, you can have selections of Organic Green Tea, Ginger Tea, Lemon Tea, Coffee and more. If would like to have lunch, then you could enjoy having Pizza, soup items such as Chicken soup or Mushroom and noodles. In addition, you can have vegetarian or non-vegetarian items during lunch hours. Trekkers can relax by drinking Himalayan natural water since your body becomes dry when walking a lot, so you need to drink plenty of water. However, you can not drink alcohol because it makes a human body so dry. In fact, if you wish to take this then it is better to drink local alcohol on your last day trekking.

Tips for Mardi Himal Trekking

  • You must need to have more energy and you can get free over 3 times once you pay for only for Nepali.
  • You have to keep Nepali money enough since there are ATM’s on this trail.
  • Keep the extra $150 for transportation and fees for monasteries and museums.
  • Come with a few more days of planning, sometimes you may need extra days to acclimatize or to explore more.
  • Do not believe in the locals because bad people could be anywhere since not all Nepalese is honest and supportive.
  • If you are willing to save money, then you could rent expensive trekking gear and equipment.
  • Do not take pictures of people without permission.
  • It could take a long time to prepare food so order early.
  • Get proper ideas about Acute Mountain Sickness or Altitude sickness.
Day 1
Welcome day!! Kathmandu Airport

Our Charming guide will wait for you at the exit door of the airport hall to welcome you with flower Malla. Our guide will hold your name on the written card before meeting each other. After that, you will head to the hotel with your guide. You can have a bath or take some rest. After sometime, the guide would lecture you about Märdi Himal Trek.

Day 2
Kathmandu city to Pokhara city 14OOM (Drive or Flight)

After finishing your breakfast, we will go to Pokhara city from Kathmandu city. You could either take a flight or by a tourist bus. It takes 7-8 hours by bus however on a flight only takes 25 minutes. It is up to your choice. The beautiful mountains and green trees make your day very memorable. Trekkers stay in this clean city. If you have free time, then you can visit Phewa lake and do some boating just for pleasure. This city is the destination for thousands of trekkers. Hikers who start their journey from this city.

Day 3
Driving to Kande (1770 m) via Deurali Village. 2080m

We shall go by bus up to Kande just after breakfast. Your real hiking begins from Kande to Deurali village and takes nearly 3-4 hours of walk. Trekkers will go by passing the Australian Camp. Hikers have to go through the checkpoint for TIMS and Permit in Pothana this is a village which is very famous. After reaching to Deurali village, the night stay will be in this village with dinner.

Day 4
Deurali Village to Forest camp 3050m

This would be the second day trek we will hike a little more after finishing our breakfast. You will see evergreen trees on this way even the name proclaims forest camp. Hopefully, you will feel fresh because of greenery. Our resting would be in this camp with the service of healthy dinner.

Day 5
Forest Camp via Low Camp 3050m

After finishing breakfast, we would hike to low camp within 3-4 hours. You will see mostly the forests even in this area. You can have a well rest at Teahouse in this Low camp with night dinner.

Day 6
Low Camp to High Camp 3600m

The green forest still continues till High camp. Perhaps, you will feel exciting and happier because of greenery. Right after our breakfast, we will again go upward to just reach out High camp within 3 hours. Trekkers could see Mt. Fishtail even Annapurna South. This is the place where we would stay 2 nights along with dinner.

Day 7
High Camp to Mardi Himal base camp ( 4500m) via High Camp.

On this day, we will hike the main target Mardi Himal Camp by just nearly walking 4-5 hours. This is the perfect place to view the Mardi Himal (5553m), Machhapuchhre and some Annapurna ranges. By seeing these himals you will feel the real nature of a gift. You can enjoy taking a lot of pictures. After viewing, Mardi Himal we will again go down to High Camp and take a rest of the night.

Day 8
High camp to Village Sidhing.

Just after the breakfast, again you will go down to the Wonderful village. We need to walk around 5-6 hours to arrive in this village. Hikers could see natural flowers even evergreen trees on the way. Perhaps, your trekking could adventure. If you wish to know more, then our guide will help you a lot. Our resting would be in this place at Teahouse.

Day 9
Sidhing Village via Lwang Village.

We will have to walk down to Lwang Village just after the early breakfast. It takes around 5-6 hours of walking. This village beautiful is also the Annapurna area. Many trekkers prefer this route very much. You shall stay at Teahouse in this place during the night. This day would be our last day trekking and hope you will re-call your trekking memories.

Day 10
Lwang Village to Pokhara city

All of us will set out to Pokhara city by the vehicle by having breakfast in the morning from this village. Nearly, takes 3 hours just arrive in Pokhara. You can visit Phewa Lake or visit some other wonderful places. Guide could help you visit the best places in Pokhara. You could make a happy evening.

Day 11
Pokhara city via Kathmandu city

You could either take a flight or travel by tourist bus. if you wish to take a tourist bus, then your drive begins via Khaireni, Mugling, Manakamana temple, Dharke, Naubise, Thankot, and Kathmandu. However, from the flight, you will see the mountains and Himalayan peaks. In your free, you can do shopping around Thamel. Your final resting would be at Hotel and G.K. Majestic will offer you typical Nepali Thali set dinner.

Day 12
Departure Day

Last day for Nepal, our G.K. Majestic staff will you take to the Airport for the farewell and wish you the best journey.

Trekking Gears or Trekking Equipment
Gears are very essential in order to set out for the best trekking
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  • A light or heavy water proved trekker boots since you will have to walk sometimes in snow or dry land area such boots offer more safety and easiness. However, you have to make sure that boots fit you well and should be comfortable.
  • A pair of crocus
  • 4 pairs of liner socks. Also, you need to keep warm socks and two pairs of socks for cold. Mainly, trekking or liner socks are very useful.
  • A few pairs of underwear. You could buy by trekking underwear while at the city or shopping center. You could use for other outdoor activities.
  • You should have to carry ultralight which is packable and portable. You can buy either or rent in Nepal. you will have to pay $1 per day.
  • You will have to bring a T-shirt and trousers for both kinds of weather cold or warm.
  • A pair of thermals.
  • Bring a Sleeping Bag which can resist more than 15 degrees Celsius. You can rent in Nepal.
  • A woolen hat, sunhat, and Sunglass.
  • Head torchlight or probable torchlight.
  • Toilet paper, water purifier, sunscreen, moisturizer, hand sanitizer, toothbrush finally toothpaste.
  • You need to bring a Large Duffel bag. So that you can keep all your trekking gears safely. The size is about 30” x 14”, with a complete long zipper including handles along with padlock. It is waterproof.
  • You will have to bring a waterproof jacket with a hood, waterproof pants, 2 pairs of gloves/mittens (1 thin and 1 thick),
  • A sweater to wear under the fleece jacket.
  • You need to bring a small duffel bag or you can buy in Kathmandu Nepal since it is easier for you to carry your stuff.
  • A set of sandals or you could bring comfortable shoes.
  • Drinking water equipment like Thermos in order to carry lukewarm water because you will come across cold places or Normal water bottle.
  • You need a 30-40-liter daypack, a rucksack with aluminum support and a waterproof bag for covering a rucksack.
  • First aid kit (Diamox, Oral Rehydration salts, all necessary medicines including bandage)
  • Trekking sticks
  • Waterproof Map
  • if wish you could bring books or a phone, tablet.
  • Bring the eatable items which you like.
  • You could bring a Camera depending on your choice.

Cost Includes

  • While using a private vehicle form Airport Terminal.
  • Two nights in Kathmandu along with breakfast.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, tea or espresso while hiking.
  • Tea House Accommodations.
  • Sleeping Sack, Down Jacket, Duffel pack, Strolling Poles (after using these in rent you can return)
  • For all ground transportation.
  • Charge for Government License Guides.
  • Potters payment (A strong potter can carry two trekkers bags or luggage so the double charge includes)
  • Entry fees of Monastery.
  • Helicopter charge in case of Emergency, payment by your travel insurance.
  • An insurance guide charge.
  • Trekking route Map.
  • Entrance charge of ABC Region.
  • Registration of fee of TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System)
  • Emergency Treatment box and Normal therapeutic supplies.
  • Evening Dinner based on Nepalese culture.
  • Two nights standard convenient on B/B in Pokhara before and after trekking.

Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu, some packages do include hotel expenses)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.
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Some Frequently Asked Questions

1. Where is Mardi Himal Trek?

It is in Nepal, mid-western, in Asia Continent, near to Pokhara city (1400m) and Mardi Himal trek is 5553 m from sea level. This is in the Himalayan Reign. Many trekkers who enjoy hiking to Mardi Himal.

When is the best time for Mardi Himal Trek?

It is possible in all seasons but Autumn and Spring are the best times. if you are adventurous and healthy, then all the months are relevant. You will have to face mostly cold weather in winter. Making systematic plan is always good for the amazing trip.

What do you need for Mardi Himal Trek?

The Mardi Himal trek route is the most comfortable and route ever. So, a healthy person would have an amazing trekking. You have to be sound psychically also mentally and you have to prepare very well by maintaining gears and guide.

How long do you have to walk each day while heading to Mardi Himal Trek?

It is up to the trekkers; you have to hike about 4-5. But, sometimes you have to walk a few hours despite walking you can take some rest.

What is the highest altitude for reaching Mardi Himal?

The Mardi Himal is 5553m from the sea level. However, the Low camp altitude is 3050 m. So you need to hike for 5000 m and a little more.

What about charging battery and shower facilities?

You could get access to charge your batteries in some places on the way. but, you will have to bring your charger, the good news is that you can get access to a hot shower or cold depending upon your choice. So, it is good to bring light and portable.

Do you get ATMs on the way to Mardi Himal Trek?

There are no ATMs on the way to Mardi Himal trek. So, you will have to withdraw from Pokhara or Kathmandu and you need to have Nepali rupees. It will be easier. While having food you to pay in Nepali rupees.

What about Internet Access?

You can have the internet in some areas on the way. Sometimes, the Internet is not faster since there is no tower. There is no line of cable.

Necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Mardi Himal Trek?

For the best hiking, it is good to go with trekking agents, a skilled guide can help you, while going to Mardi Himal trek since you may face problems in offseason or climbing to the mountains.
If you are planning to do trekking for the first time, then you have to think wisely if you go on trekking through an Agency then it will be easier because you get the help of trekking even money budget.

It is possible to do Heli Tour or Mountain Flights?

Surely, you can get access to Heli Touring and Mountain Flights in Nepal. But, you have to book early.

How much should you tip guides and porters?

No fix tipping to Potters and Guides if you offer them then they feel happy. For example, if potters or guides charge per day $20 of 10 days then = $200.You can tip 15% which means $30, this is enough. Nrs. 3000 roughly. Consequently, you might tip from Rs 2500 to Rs 4000 depending on your choice. This is only for Guides and Potters. Since trekkers already take 15% out of $900.
No need to pay for the taxi drivers and restaurant staffs since restaurant takes10% of service charge. If you have questions, then comment below.

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Trip Facts

  • Nepal
  • Kathmandu Airport
  • 12 Days
  • Moderate
  • Sep-Nov and March-May
  • 4500 Meters
  • Both Ground and Air
  • Kathmandu

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