Tarakeshwar, Kathmandu, Nepal
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Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek

Trip Overview

Maximum Altitude:
4160M
Trip Region:
Annapurna
Best Season:
Sep-Dec, Mar-May
Duration:
11 Days
Difficulty:
Moderate
Price from
$700
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  • 1 Person $1050
  • 2 Person $700
  • 3 Person $680
  • 4-7 Person $600
  • 8-10 Person $550

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Highlights:

  • An exclusive country walks from moderate to adventurous with touch of altitude.
  • Enchanting forested trail lined with rhododendrons, oaks, and blue pine trees.
  • Away from the main trails on off the beaten tracks to Mardi Himal Viewpoint.
  • Glorious panorama of massif Annapurna Himalayas with Machhapuchare Himal.
  • Fascinating walks with constant views of snow peaks of Annapurna Himal range.

adventures to a scenic Mardi Himal Viewpoint with an exclusive scenery’

Mardi Himal Trekking is an adventure where all people and age groups can join on this scenic walk. The trail follows to the highest Mardi Himal Viewpoint at 4,500 m/14,850 feet. Overlooks the fantastic panorama of the massif Annapurna Himalayan range of snow-capped peaks, standing close in front of towering Machhapuchare Himal.

The famous Fish-Tail Peak dominates the southern valleys and hills of the Annapurna massif. The adventure begins in beautiful Pokhara, a renowned city located on the lap of rolling green hills with the Annapurna Himalayas.

Mardi Himal is one of the shortest and most exciting walks, following the high ridges past a few farm villages. The treks progress on leaving the main popular route of the southern Annapurna range. The treks then head towards sheer mountain wilderness on off-the-beaten tracks through lovely forest.

The trail leads on the high scenic ridge lines to reach the main highlights of the adventure. At the magnificent Mardi Himal Viewpoint, stand beneath the staggering peaks of Machhapuchare and Mardi Himal.

Enjoy the incredible views of the surrounding beautiful scenery of the Annapurna Himalayan range of peaks. Mardi Himal is a lesser peak of below 6,000 m and stands at an altitude of 5,587 m/18,330 feet.

It is listed as a trekking peak, which few trekkers often visit for the climb to the Mardi Himal summit. Located on the southern flanks of Machhapuchare Himal as an individual peak. After the most exciting moments on the high ridges of Mardi Himal Viewpoint, the return journey leads on an alternative route.

Walking on a long downhill to reach the base of Mardi Himal high hill. A short interesting drive brings you to scenic Pokhara, then ending the marvelous adventures to Mardi Himal Trekking.

Itinerary

Once you land in the airport of Kathmandu, one of our representatives will meet you there and accompany you towards your hotel in a car. He will also brief out the must-know customs and cultures of Nepal to help you easily adjust to the new cultural environment. In the late afternoon, hang out in the nearby street vendors and try out different backstreet delicacies, especially the Momos. Plus, if there are any Newari restaurants nearby then, visit there and get the cultural taste of Kathmandu.

The distance between Kathmandu and Pokhara is just 200 km, but it takes over 7 hours to reach there by road. The primary reasons for this delay are the winding highways and unpredictable traffic jams. Despite that, this road trip rewards you with some of the unparalleled views of the deep valleys, traditional settlements, terraced farm fields, and lush alpine forests of Nepal.

Flight (30 min) is another option to reach Pokhara. The plane flies over the lush hills and overlooks the wonderful views of the Machhapuchre peak from the window of the airplane.

Choose the best option that fits your interest.

Leave Pokhara as early as possible in the morning through a scenic drive to Khare (1.5 hrs). From there, start your first day of trekking to Deurali. For the first couple of hours, you will be walking through the quaint traditional hamlets of local people, where the terraced green farm fields reflect a good impression on the trail. Then, it joins a brief forest section that leads you towards the exotic village of Deurali or more commonly known as the Pitam Deurali. The views from the Pitam Deurali is, indeed, something special.

Before starting the trek, be sure to carry the packed lunch as there are no hotels or restaurants in the middle of the journey. From Pitam Deurali, the trail enters into a scrubby forest, resonating the sounds of the wild birds and insects. Here, the path is rough and well-trodden by the buffalo and sheep herders, who have been guiding their caravans to the high pastures for decades. Once you reach the pastures, enjoy the surreal mountain views of Dhaulagiri and Manaslu ranges. Soon after that, the trail joins the forest and continues to the Forest Camp, a nice greeny pasture surrounded by the forest on all sides. There are only limited options for the hotel.

Leave the Forest Camp in the early morning, and head out towards the rest camp. Within an hour of gradual ascent, you will arrive at the Rest Camp, dotted with few lodges and teahouses. From the Rest Camp, the views of the Machhapuchre and Mardi Himal look very real and pure. Progress ahead from the Rest Camp towards the Low Camp through a pleasant rhododendron forest. At times, you will open up in the exposed trails, peering at the peaks of the northern Himalayas, but it doesn’t last long. Most of the time, you will walk through the forest and finally arrive at the surreal Low Camp.

Within about 10 min of walking from the Low Camp, you will arrive at the Lower viewpoint, peering at the unreal Machhapuchre and Mardi legends. These peaks are indeed one of the best views of the overall trekking in the Mardi. Continue to the grassy slope and then, enter into the aromatic rhododendron forest where the trail mostly follows the gradual ascents. Within a while, you will be walking over the top of the ridge, overlooking the peaks of Machhapuchre, Manaslu and green landscapes. Down the ridge, you can see wonderful villages of Ghandruk, Sinuwa, Chhomrong, and Dovan. When you reach high camp, there are no options for a hotel other than 1 Hotel Trekkers Paradise and Restaurant.

From the High Camp, the trail continues through the steep bluff towards the Upper Viewpoint. The path is bizarrely narrow over the ridge and is exposed on both sides, opening up the wild vistas of the overall Mardi. When you arrive at the viewpoint, you will be rewarded by the excellent views of the Machhapuchre peak, Annapurna Base Camp (ABC), Mardi Himal, and the villages of Dovan, Deurali, Sinuwa, Chhomrong, and Ghandruk. After spending some quality time on top, descend back to the Low Camp. Even the descending track is filled with excellent surprises. For the night, stay at the Low Camp.

From the Low Camp, descend to the Lwang via the trail to Ghalel. Walkthrough the pleasant forest until you make an appearance at the small but tranquil village of Ghalel. There, don’t miss out the exploration around beautiful Buddhist monasteries and Chortens, which is the major highlight of the Ghalel. From there, walk down the serene farm fields and pastures until arriving at Lwang. Explore the tea gardens and farm fields at Lwang.

Follow the natural stone stairs to the Khora Mukh. From there, catch a joyous ride to Pokhara.

Return to Kathmandu via the same route you have been before. It still has the charm to surprise you.

Finally, it is time to say goodbye to all the amazing friends and incredible mountains until next time you revisit Nepal.

Include/Exclude

Include

  • Airport pickup and drop
  • Two nights accommodation at three Star hotel in Kathmandu
  • Two nights accommodation in pokhara
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara and Kathmandu transportation by tourist bus
  • An experienced English speaking, License holder trekking guide
  • Trekking Porter for carrying your luggage is provided for a minimum group of 2 people (2 Guest Sharing 1 Porter)
  • Three time meals with hot drinks, during the trek
  • Best available accommodation during the trek
  • Sleeping bag and down jacket, use while trekking
  • Duffel bag
  • All trekking permits

Exclude

  • International flight tickets to Nepal & return
  • Nepal entry visa fees - On Arrival Visa Fee (15 Days – 30 USD, 30 Days – 50 USD, 90 Days – 125 USD)
  • Extra night accommodation in Pokhara & Kathmandu

Useful Info

Accommodation While in Kathmandu:

Himalayan Friendly provides the best accommodation in the comfort of a tourist standard hotels in Kathmandu. On a 3 Star category Hotels (Kathmandu suite home) in the hub of Kathmandu in Thamel.

One can upgrade the accommodation for 4 or 5 star deluxe standard hotels, on request. When booking with Himalaya Friendly. Which will be at extra cost.

The hotel in Kathmandu is booked according to our standard itinerary days, in Kathmandu normally will be for 3 overnights. Please remember while in Kathmandu it will be on Bed and Breakfast basis. Includes welcome or farewell dinner only.

Food on the Mardi Himal Trek:

On the Mardi Himal Trek, you’ll find lodges and tea houses along the trail that serve different kinds of food. You can enjoy tasty meals like rice with lentil soup (Dal Bhat), pasta, pancakes, soups, and dumplings (momos).

At Himalayan Friendly, we make sure the food is clean and delicious. Our packages include breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the teahouses. Though you won’t find alcoholic drinks included, you will find plenty of hot tea which is a life saver at these altitudes.

Throughout the trek, you’ll always have tea available. It’s a warm and comforting drink that keeps you hydrated and refreshed as you enjoy the beautiful Mardi region. Our aim is to provide you with good food that keeps you happy and nourished on your Mardi Himal Trek adventure.

Accommodation on the Mardi Himal Trek:

At Himalayan Friendly, we make sure you will have a very cosy and a memorable place of stay during the Mardi Himal Trek. Before the trek begins, you’ll relax in a nice and peaceful three-star hotel in Pokhara. It’s a comfortable spot to rest where you’ll get ready for the adventure that proceeds you.

During the trek, you’ll stay in teahouses along the trail. These are local lodges that offer basic but very comfortable and reliable amenities. You’ll have a twin-sharing bed and plenty of blankets and pillows to keep you warm and cosy throughout the night. The washrooms are shared but kept clean for your convenience.

Our team takes good care of your accommodation, making sure it’s all clean and tidy. We also want you to feel happy and comfortable as you make these amazing memories in the beautiful Himalayan surroundings.

Best Time

The magnificent spring (March to May) and the breathtaking fall (September to November) are the greatest seasons to go on the Mardi Himal Trek.

The weather is pleasant in the spring, with clear skies and vibrant flowers. It’s similar to crossing a rainbow,

Fall weather is dry and beautiful, providing you with stunning views of the mountains. The journey seems fantastic as the trees become golden.

To ensure a safe and pleasurable Mardi Himal Trek, always check with experts and guides for the most recent weather updates.

Packing List 

Himalaya Friendly  has always been keen about safety on the journey. We have prepared Trekking Equipment List which the trekkers will need during their trek in Nepal. The following list should help you with your packing. Generally, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum.

The following items for Trekking & Hiking. 

  • Hiking boots, Trekking Socks
  • Trekking trousers Waterproof (trousers / jacket)
  • Base layer shirts
  • Fleece jacket
  • Sunhat and Woolen hat
  • Sun protection (including total bloc for lips)
  • Sunglasses Gloves
  • Head torch (spare bulb and batteries)
  • Water bottles 1 Liters
  • Antibacterial hand wash
  • Small towel
  • Daypack (25-30 Liters)
  • Trekking poles
  • Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season (up to – 20ºC)
  • Down Jacket
  • Personal First Aid Kit.

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FAQ

1 .) Why choose Himalayan friendly?

Himalayan friendly is a small company operated by an experienced trekking guide (Mr. Ram Ghale). Ram has been trekking for 10 years. The staff in Himalayan friendly are well prepared to deal with any possible problem and make the trip beautiful.

2 .) Do I need to bring toilet paper for the trek?

Although most of the lodges and hotels provide toilet paper, we recommend carrying toilet paper as an extra safety.

3 .) Can I buy trekking gear from Kathmandu?

Yes, you can buy trekking gear from Kathmandu. Thamel is the best place to buy trekking gear.

4 .) Can I or Can I not leave my luggage in Kathmandu whilst on the trek?

Yes. You absolutely can.

Trekking in Kathmandu? No worries! Leave your luggage at the hotel and enjoy a hassle-free adventure. The friendly hotel staff will keep your belongings safe and sound for free. So, say goodbye to heavy loads and hello to carefree trekking!

5 .) How much cash should you bring for the awesome trek? Can I use credit cards along the trail?

To have an incredible time on the trek, make sure you have enough cash. You’ll need it for things like hot showers, drinking water, snacks, staying connected, and charging your devices.

We suggest bringing around 2500 Rupees per day as a rough estimate. But remember, it can vary based on how much you usually spend.

Just a heads up, only a few shops on the trail accept credit cards. So, it’s best to have plenty of cash with you before you start your journey!

6 .) Which hotel will I stay at in Kathmandu? Can I extend my stay or upgrade?

First off, you will be staying at a wonderfully pristine hotel of a three star status here in Kathmandu or Pokhara or any other central place depending on your itinerary. These three star hotels are known for their excellent service and beautifully clean rooms. They are located in very beautiful areas with easy accessibility to markets and restaurants all to make your stay convenient and enjoyable. We’ll make sure that you’ll have a comfortable room with a private bathroom, and a tasty breakfast will also be included.

If you’d like to extend your stay, we can help you make the arrangements. Please note that rates may vary depending on the hotel, that is if you decide to extend your stay.

Additionally, if you’re looking for a more luxurious experience, we can assist you with an upgrade to an even better hotel experience. Kathmandu offers a range of beautiful 4 to 5-star hotels to choose from that offer a whole bunch of luxury with it.

Let us know your preferences, and we’ll ensure you have a fantastic stay. You’ll customise your trip just the way you’d want us to.

Price from
$700
People
Prize
  • 1 Person $1050
  • 2 Person $700
  • 3 Person $680
  • 4-7 Person $600
  • 8-10 Person $550

Package Price

11 Days
from

Save $ Per Pax
No. of Persons Price per Person
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