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