With its route officially opened in 2012, Mardi Himal trek offers you the opportunity to trek through rocky terrain, amazing dense forests, and various base camps that might be accumulating snows depending upon the time you go for this trek. While trekking over the ridges in this trek, you can see the Annapurna Base Camp down below. Through forest rich in rhododendron, villages with stone built houses, you shall reach at the low camp offering you the majestic views of Machhapuchhre. Mardi Himal is the highest point you shall cover during this trek. As you will not be involved in any technical climbing, a moderate level of physical fitness is sufficient to accomplish this trek.
After Forest Camp, the accommodation you receive in this trek is basic; you will have foam mattresses and shared bathrooms. You shall be trekking through graveled, rocky, and rough route after the Forest Camp. During the rain, the trekking through the forest region can be slippery. The only tough trek you shall experience is while making to Mardi Himal Base Camp from the High Camp. You shall be staying in tea houses, enjoying typical Nepalese dishes, witnessing the staggering views of mountains and natural vistas.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
Day 3: Drive to Pokhara
Day 4: Drive to Phedi/Trek to Deurali
Day 5: Trek to Forest Camp
Day 6: Trek to Low Camp
Day 7: Trek to High Camp
Day 8: Trek to Upper Viewpoint-High Camp
Day 9: Trek to Sidhing Village
Day 10: Trek to Lumre/Drive to Pokhara
Day 11: Drive to Kathmandu
Day 12: Departure
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,320 m)
Welcome to Nepal. Our representative shall receive you from the Tribhuvan International Airport and take you to your hotel. After you rest and freshen up, you can do some shopping for the trek. After a Debrief Session, we shall be sitting together in the Welcome Dinner enjoying Nepalese delicacies. Stay overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 02: Sightseeing in the Kathmandu and preparation for the trek.
As morning rises, after early breakfast, we will manage you to visit major world heritage sites such as Pashupatinath Temple, a sacred site for Hindu and Buddhist. Syambhunath temple famous for sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley, Royal Kathmandu Durbar Square, and largest Boudhanath Stupa through the world. In the evening, you need to be well prepared for the next day trek. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Drive to Pokhara (823 m)
Throughout the 7 hour long ride to Pokhara, you shall enjoy highway shops, terraced farms, beside the highway, along the gushing Trishuli River. Pokhara offers you the best views of mountains such as Manaslu, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, etc. Stroll on the lakeside of the city. Stay overnight at Pokhara.
Day 4: Drive to Phedi/Trek to Deurali (2,100 m)
It's a 30 minutes' drive from Pokhara to Phedi. Walking through the stone steps, several villages, terraced fields, dense forest, you shall reach to Dhampus. Walking further over the ridge, you shall reach all the way to Deurali. Deurali offers you the majestic views of Mt. Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, and Mardi Himal. Stay overnight at Deurali.
Day 5 : Trek to Forest Camp (2,520 m)
Passing through a dense forest full with blooming rhododendron you shall keep on trekking silently till your arrive at the Forest Camp's clearing. You shall be amazed by the staggering views of Mt. Machhapuchhre. Explore the Forest Camp after your rest. Stay overnight at Forest Camp.
Day 6 : Trek to Low Camp (2,970 m)
Trekking further through the dense forests with rhododendrons, diverse wildlife, wildflowers, and plants, you shall reach today's destination—Low Camp. The views of mountains from this place is quite phenomenal. You can spend some time exploring the local culture and lifestyles of the villagers. Stay overnight at Low Camp.
Day 7 : Trek to High Camp (3,540 m)
Trekking alongside the ridge you shall ascend towards the Mardi Himal. As you continue to trek forward, you shall find lesser and lesser number of trees and plants, and become substituted by shrubs. You shall ascend further to arrive at High Camp. Stay overnight at High Camp.
Day 8 : Trek to Upper Viewpoint-High Camp (4,250 m)
You will make through several ups and downs, steep-comfortable, narrow-wide trail. Passing through pastures, you shall reach the Upper Viewpoint through the arrow ridge. This place is best known for the breathtaking views of Mt. Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Baraha Shikhar, Hiunchuli, Singhachuli, Tent Peak, Machhapuchhre, and Mardi Himal. After spending some time on the Upper Viewpoint, you shall retrace your steps back to High Camp. Stay overnight at High Camp.
Day 9 : Trek to Sidhing Village (1,700 m)
After breakfast in the morning, you shall descend to Sidhing rather returning back to the Mardi Himal. In this way, you shall get the opportunity to gather new experience, and view the amazing vistas through the different angle. As it is away from a busy trail, you shall enjoy your stay here in the quite environment. Stay overnight at Sidhing Village.
Day 10 : Trek to Lumre/Drive to Pokhara (823 m)
You shall trek for about three hours to reach Lumre, from where you shall catch a vehicle to Pokhara. It takes about 2 hours to arrive at Pokhara. Stroll around the lakeside of the city, and visit some of the important sites that you had missed in your starting of the trek here. Stay overnight at Pokhara.
Day 11 : Drive to Kathmandu (1,320 m)
You shall return back to Kathmandu via a 6 hour ride from Pokhara. Witnessing small shops besides the highway, scattered settlements over hills, terraced fields, you shall reach to Kathmandu. After your arrival here, you shall be taken to your hotel where you might want to rest for a while. In the evening you will enjoy Farewell Dinner. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 12: Departure
Our representative shall receive you from your hotel after you are done with packing with your bags and luggage and take you to the airport within sufficient time before your departure flight. We shall bade our goodbyes and farewell and part away from the airport. Have a happy and safe journey back to your country.
Included in the Cost
- All the Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle, car/van or bus (depends on the group size)
- Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast at a 2- Star level (3 nights)
- Hotel in Pokhara with breakfast at a 2- Star level (2 nights)
- One full day sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley (cultural Heritages, UNESCO World Heritage sites by Private Vehicle.
- Professional English-speaking Tour guide during a city tour.
- An experienced, Knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and English speaking, government-licensed trekking guide
- Porter / Sherpa services to carry your duffel bag during the trekking (2 clients 1 porter)
- kathmandu to Pokhara / Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus
- Pokhara to Nayapul / Lumre to Pokhara by private Vehicle
- All necessary paperwork such as Annapurna Conservation area entry fee, trekking permit, TIMS Card (Trekkers information Management system).
- Accommodation on the Tea House/ Mountain Lodge/Guest House Twin sharing bases with 3 times meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) with tea and coffee during trekking
- Mountain King Treks and Expedition printed T-Shirt, Duffel bag and Mardi Himal route map souvenir for you.
- Welcome and farewell denner
- Group medical Supplies (First Aid Kit) carry by the guide
- All the meals, accommodation, equipment’s, salary, transportation, Insurance and local tax for all trekking staff.
- Trip achievement appreciation certificate
- All the tax, vat, local tax, and services charge.
Not Included in the Cost
- International Airfare and Nepal entry visa
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Entrance fee for Temple, and Monuments during the city tour in Kathmandu Valley.
- Personal trekking gears
- Personal Travel Insurance
- Alcoholic beverages, hot water, mineral water during the trek.
- Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, internet, sweet snacks beverages barbill and battery charge
- Tips for tour/trekking staff and driver
- Extra night Kathmandu Hotel early arrival from Trekking and late departure.
- Any other expenses which are not mentioned on price include a section
The main essentials to bring are:
On the popular trekking routes, everyday supplies, such as toilet paper, soap, chocolate bars, and even basic hiking supplies can be purchased along the way, though prices rise dramatically as you go higher in elevation. Try to stock up lower down and buy locally-produced products such as fruit, biscuits etc. Maps are easy to find in Nepal. For the more difficult treks involving mountaineering, crampons and ice axes may be required. Simpler types of crampons, which attach to the shoe using a rubber ring, are easily obtainable in the Thamel neighborhood. These are variously known as spikes, micro spikes and chains.
- Sturdy and comfortable hiking boots, flip-flops
- Sleeping bag (depending on your accommodation) and -20 degree Celsius for colder regions
- Daypack, trekking bag pack, dry sack and camera bag
- Few changes of clothes for the varying temperatures
- For cold weather, hiking pants, thermals, gloves, neck warmer/scarf, beanie, a warm inner jacket and a windproof / waterproof outer jacket and down jacket are essential.
- Water purification supplies, a reusable water bottle and a camelback water bladder
- Sunscreen, Hat, sunglasses, moisturizing skin cream and lip balm
- Few snacks, granola bars
- Hiking stick or two
- Waterproof case, fabric bandages such as moleskin, a headlamp, altitude sickness and other medication
- Camera and binoculars.
- Hand sanitizers, toilet paper, band-aids, wet wipes
- Extra batteries (solar chargers recommended)