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Mardi Himal Trek

10 Days

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 (5553m) is very near to Machhapuchhre and Annapurna ranges. Mt. Mardi 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
  • 5553m 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 (7219m), Gandharva Chuli (6997m) from Mardi Himal base camp.

For Mardi Himal Trek, Your first hikers start from Kande (1770m) till the base camp west (4500m). 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. We have similar options like Ghorepani Hill Trek, Muktinath, and for long route Manasulu region trek and other. We have experienced and trained guides who can help you. Please, visit our Annapurna Mountain Treks, Mardi Himal Trek itinerary.   

Welcome you even the Shining Mountains of the Himalayas sitting tight for you waiting. We are hoping to see you soon.

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.

Mardi Himal Trek Weather

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The overall temperature   of Mardi him trek is 15 degrees and  it might move -3 degree.  The Autumn time is very relevant for hiking into Mardi Himal. Yet Summer and Winter are not good times for hiking by the way.  Also, the summer is not worth enough for getting with a trek program- me unless you are adventurous, the rain falls in the summer makes the route very dusty and muddy.

While in the winter  (December to February ) snow falls very badly on the trek trail so it might create problems

The Weather condition at Lower base camp

The  lower Mardi Himal elevates at 2990 meter from the sea level. However, overall even minimum heat occur 21 degree and becomes – 2   degrees in the winter time. 

Mardi lower Base camp lies at the elevation of 2,990 meters. The average maximum and minimum temperatures of Mardi Lower Base Camp are 21-degree centigrade and – 2-degree centigrade respectively. So, it is  worth to have a relevant clothing.  

Usually, flowers bloom  in the month of March and May so the trek will be much better during these months. While in summer, even in the winter  trek will not be best.Mostly,rain falls a lot in the summer   and makes the route  very muddy  and slippery whereas  in the winter cold time brings uneasiness also the snow fall. 

Mardi High Camp Weather

This is the  main camp for trekkers which lies to 3580 meter from  the sea level. Overall, temperature that takes place at 17 degree and goes to -2 degree at night.  The Autumn which includes :September, October, November for this high camp even March and May months are the best times. The sky remains very clear and clean so, you will see the amazing views of peak and mountains. 

Hiking in the months of December, January  even February  could be amazing but the coldness will be the main problems though the weather remains. It is good to know  about weather before hiking.

The real monsoon begins  in the month of May and June  and the temperature becomes very hot and  rail falls begin, farmers  who do framing during this time. Due to the  huge rain falls, trek route very muddy and uneasy.  Yet, if you wish to do  the Mardi Himal trek then you could have a amazing time for  hiking. The mid September is the best.

Mardi Himal Trek Difficulty

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Moving to this Himal without knowing about climate will be very dangerous, the autumn and spring times are the best. Yet getting into new climate will be a little challenging for new hikers  to  this land of Mardhi himal. Temperature of Winter and Summer  is very uncomfortable for many hikers. This would be very top factor for all hikers.

Sometimes, Hikers might  face the AMS , lack of oxygen create a problem when hiking on top of hill although there are solutions.

Food could be yet another problems, you need to eat Nepali food while hiking, this food might be uneasy for you firstly.

Accommodation  will be yet another issue, you will have to take a rest at guest sometimes at tea-house it may not like your country home so the experience could be different.  Facing the new place will be another challenge since language or culture is different  so it may create some problems. Hera are the key features of the Mardi Himal Trek difficulty:

  1. Climate
  2. Temperature
  3. Altitude
  4. Food
  5. Accommodation 
  6. New Place/culture 

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu to Pokhara (Drive)

Pokhara – 830 m / 2723 ft – 7 hrs

Day 2: Pokhara to Phedi (Drive) to Pothana

Pothana – 1950 m / 6397 ft – 5 hrs

Day 3: Pothana to Forest Camp

Forest Camp – 2500 m / 8202 ft – 5 hrs

Day 4: Forest Camp to Low Camp

Low Camp – 3210 m / 10531 ft – 5 hrs

Day 5: Low Camp to High Camp

High Camp – 3580 m / 11745 ft – 4 hrs

Day 6: High Camp to Mardi Himal Base Camp

Mardi Himal Base Camp – 4450 m / 14599 ft – 6 hrs

Day 7: Mardi Himal Base Camp to Siding Village

Siding Village – 1885 m / 6184 ft – 7 hrs

Day 8: Siding Village to Lwang Village

Lwang Village – 1460 m / 4790 ft – 5 hrs

Day 9: Lwang Village Pokhara (Drive)

Pokhara – 830 m / 2723 ft – 2 hrs

Day 10: Pokhara to Kathmandu (Drive)

Kathmandu – 1300 m / 4265 ft – 8 hrs

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Pick up and drop from the international and domestic airports by private vehicle.
  • Three stars hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with Breakfast (Options)
  • Three times meals during the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
  • Private a/c transportation for sightseeing activities with a tour guide
  • Necessary trekking permits (TIMS card and ACAP entry permits)
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara by plane.
  • From Pokhara to Kathmandu by car (or flight ticket in extra coverage)
  • From Pokhara-Nayapul-Pokhara by private vehicle
  • From Nayapool to Pokhara by car (at the end of the trip)
  • A professional trekking guide with required porters (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Salary for the guide and porters, their insurance, food, accommodation, and transportation
  • Trekking map, duffel bag for trekking.
  • If require Sleeping Bag (Refundable)
  • Government tax

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Heritage sightseeing entrance fee.
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Bar bills and hard drinks
  • Soft drinks.
  • Tips for guide and porters (expected)

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Trip Facts

  • Annapurna Region, Nepal
  • Pokhara
  • 10 Days

  • 4450 Meters

  • Moderate
  • By Bus
  • Septemrber to November and March to May