Mardi Himal Trek

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The Mardi Himal Trek offers an unforgettable journey through the majestic Annapurna region of Nepal. This short-duration trek can be completed in 5 days, making it ideal for travelers with limited time. The trail takes you to the base of Mardi Himal, providing breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Machapuchare (Fishtail) mountains.

Trip Highlights

  • Scenic Landscapes: Experience diverse landscapes, from lush rhododendron forests to high alpine meadows, showcasing the natural beauty of Nepal.
  • Suitable for All: Whether you're a beginner or an experienced trekker, the Mardi Himal Trek offers a harmonious blend of adventure and accessibility. Well-maintained trails and gradual ascents make it suitable for trekkers of all levels.
  • Stunning Mountain Views: Enjoy panoramic views of iconic Himalayan peaks, including Mardi Himal, Machapuchare, Annapurna South, and more, offering a visual feast for nature enthusiasts and photographers.
  • Cultural Experience: Encounter traditional Gurung and Magar villages along the trail, providing insight into the local culture and way of life in the Himalayas.
  • Flexible Itineraries: Choose from 3 to 14-day itineraries based on your time constraints and preferences. Customizable options allow you to combine the Mardi Himal Trek with other treks in the Annapurna region.
  • Expert Guidance: Trek with experienced local guides who are knowledgeable about the region's flora, fauna, and cultural heritage, ensuring a safe and enriching trekking experience.
  • Comfortable Accommodation: Stay in teahouses along the route, offering basic amenities and warm hospitality, allowing you to relax and rejuvenate after a day of trekking.
  • All-Inclusive Packages: Benefit from comprehensive packages that include transportation, meals, accommodation, permits, guide and porter services, ensuring a hassle-free trekking experience.

Itinerary

Begin your trek from Dhampus Village after a scenic drive from Pokhara. Enjoy lunch at Pittam Deurali with a chance to glimpse the Annapurna range. Then, venture into the forest, surrounded by oak, maple, rhododendron, and hemlock trees. Keep an eye out for wildlife like deer and monkeys as you trek to Forest Camp for the night.

Embark on a pleasant trek from Forest Camp to High Camp, passing through Rest Camp and Low Camp along the way. Marvel at Mount Fishtail's views and the colorful Danphe pheasant as you ascend through grasslands and rhododendron bushes. Arrive at High Camp for stunning vistas of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre, and Mardi Himal.

Set off early for a challenging hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp or Viewpoint, soaking in panoramic mountain views. Catch the sunrise over Machhapuchhre and other towering peaks before returning to High Camp for lunch. Descend to Badal Danda, reminiscing about the day's mountain adventures.

Descend from Badal Danda to Forest Camp before taking a different route to Landruk. Enjoy lunch at Rest Camp or Forest Camp and trek through diverse landscapes. Arrive at Landruk for a well-deserved rest, surrounded by picturesque scenery.

Conclude your trek with a short walk to Siwai, followed by a scenic drive back to Pokhara. Reflect on your Mardi Himal adventure as you bid farewell to the mountains and return to civilization.

Cost Includes:

  • Transportation from Pokhara to Dhampus and Siwai to Pokhara
  • Meals during trekking days (5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners)
  • Twin-sharing teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All required trekking permits
  • Experienced local guide for 5 days
  • Porter service (1 porter for 2 guests)
  • Guide and porter expenses (insurance, transportation, food)
  • First aid kit with oximeter
  • Trip achievement certificate (on request)
  • Duffel bag (return after trek)
  • Seasonal fruits and cookies after dinner
  • Nepal government tax, VAT, and company service charge

Cost Excludes:

  • Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Drinks and dessert foods
  • Personal nature expenses (snacks, laundry, telephone, Wi-Fi, hot shower)
  • Additional costs due to unforeseen circumstances
  • Trekking equipment and clothing
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Anything not specified in inclusions

FAQ

What is the maximum elevation reached during the Mardi Himal Trek?

The highest point reached during the trek is Mardi Himal Base Camp at an altitude of 4,500 meters.

How long does the Mardi Himal Trek take?

The trek typically lasts for 5 days, starting and ending in Pokhara. However, there are flexible itineraries ranging from 3 to 14 days.

Is the Mardi Himal Trek suitable for beginners?

Yes, the Mardi Himal Trek is suitable for both beginners and experienced trekkers. The trails offer gradual ascents and well-maintained paths, making it accessible to novice adventurers.

When is the best time to do the Mardi Himal Trek?

The best seasons for the trek are from March to May (spring) and October to December (autumn), when the weather is generally clear and favorable for trekking.

What type of accommodation is available during the trek?

Accommodation during the trek is in teahouses and lodges along the route, offering basic amenities such as twin-sharing rooms.

What permits are required for the Mardi Himal Trek?

Trekkers need to obtain the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Permit before starting the trek.

Is Wi-Fi and mobile network available along the trekking route?

Yes, Wi-Fi and mobile network coverage is available throughout the Mardi Himal trekking route, allowing trekkers to stay connected during their journey.

What's included in the trekking package?

The package includes transportation from Pokhara to the trek starting point and back, meals during trekking days, accommodation in teahouses, necessary permits, experienced local guide and porter, first aid kit, trip achievement certificate, and more.

What's not included in the trekking package?

Excluded expenses are accommodation and meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara, alcoholic beverages, personal expenses like snacks and laundry, trekking equipment, tips for guide and porter, and any unforeseen expenses due to weather or other circumstances beyond control.

Why choose Mardi Himal Trekking with us?

We specialize in local trekking experiences with reasonable package prices, prioritizing safety and customer satisfaction. We offer flexible trip plans, an easy booking process, and a variety of itinerary options tailored to your preferences.

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Mardi Himal Trek