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Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek

Facts About Trip

Days 7
Grade Moderate
Best month March- May / Sept- Dec
Maxi Elevation 4250
Group size Minimum 2 pa
Accommodation Hotel, Lodge
Meal Pay Own Meal
Starts From Drive: Kathmandu to Pokhara
End at Drive: Pokhara to Kathmandu

Overview And Highlights

Trek up to Mardi Himal Base Camp  - 4,250m

The Mardi Himal Trek is a new trekking route comparatively short and panoramic trip in Nepal. The trekking route is getting popular among domestic and international tourists.

The Mardi Himal trekking package offers a dramatic view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan range. The close-up view of Mount Machhapuchre and Annapurna is superb. The trekking route covers the Australian Camp, Pothana, Mardi Himal Base camp, Siding village, and Lwang village which are the major attractions of this trekking trail.

Mardi Himal Trek Route

Day 01 Drive to Pokhara (approx. six hours), Taxi to Kande (1,770m) (approx. one hour), walk to Australia Camp (approx. 1.5 hours) (1,890m)

Day 02 Trek Australia Camp – Forest Camp 2,520m (approx. six hours walk).

Day 03 Trek Forest Camp – Low Camp 2,970m or Badal Danda 3,268m (approx. three or four.

Day 04 Trek Bardal Danda to High Camp 3,540m (approx. three hours walk.

Day 05 Trek High camp to visit Mardi Himal Base Camp 4,250m and back (approx. seven hours).

Day 06 Trek Low Camp to Siddhing 1,700m (approx. 6 hours walk) & drive to Pokhara about 3 hours.

The Mardi Himal trek starts at Kande where we reach an hour's drive from Pokhara.

The trekking trail is an easy and smooth one. In the beginning the trek route slowly up, then a bit steeper to Australian Camp (2060m) after an hour of walking. Descending to Pothana (1950m) and hiking up again to Deurali (2100m) makes the trekking trail a more adventurous one.

We take the right turn from the signboard of “Forest Camp” and walk through the jungle, at first up then undulating on the top of a ridge, there is a section just over halfway where the trail drops steeply and then slowly gains height and then back onto the ridge and into Forest Camp (2,600m). Walking ups and down we reach the Low camp and high camp of Mardi Himal to reach the base camp.

Pokhara to Mardi Himal Trekking

The Mardi Himal base camp trek is designed to fit into just a single week while still offering spectacular views of the major peaks in the region, but away from the crowds seen on the Annapurna region trek and Everest region trek trekking routes.

The route is set in the eastern region of the Annapurna and is newly opened for trekkers. Being less frequently used the accommodation here is fairly basic in comparison to the more popular routes, but the trade-off is more peace and quiet in this beautiful area.

Starting off from Kathmandu, we will transfer first to Pokhara by bus before taking a local taxi to the starting point at Kande. The highest point where we will sleep on the trek is at a high camp, which is around 3,580 meters above sea level, but we will do a day return trip to Base Camp itself which sits at 4,500 meters – so be prepared for some thin air!

Best Time for Mardi Himal Trekking

Mardi Himal trekking is possible all year round. The best time is autumn and spring season. In spring the weather is hot and the landscape will be colorful due to the rhododendron flowers. The sky is clear and the days are warm enough.

In the autumn season, the trekking route is full of greenery. After the 3 months of the rainy season, there will be greenery everywhere. The days are warm and nights might be cool. The flowers and lush green hills make the trekking more memorable.

Optional Trekking Package to Mardi Himal

Mardi Himal Trek is possible within a week. If you are limited by time and want to shorten the trekking, then we have other short trekking packages. It's possible to complete the trek in 4, 5 and 6 days.

Join our 4 days Mardi Himal Trek, 5 Days Mardi Himal Base Camp Trekking and 6 Days Mardi Himal Trekking package for 2023 and 2024.

Day to Day Itinerary

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Day 1 : Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara - 6 to 7hrs drive - Catch Taxi Pokhara to Kande trek stating place - 1,770M - 1/1/2 hrs drive - walking - 2hrs to Australia Camp - 2100M. Lodge Stay Accommodation.
Food
Self-Food
Accomodation
Lodge Stay Accommodation
Elevation
2100

Our first day of traveling is a busy one. We will start early to tackle the long drive to Pokhara on the local bus which is an adventure in itself! After that, a short taxi transfer will bring us to the starting point of our walk. Having spent much of the day sitting in transit this is a great way to finish things off and warm up for the days ahead. Tonight at the camp, which is approximately 2100m high, we will have our first proper views of the Annapurna region as well as the jewel of the region, Macchapuchare - Fishtail Mountain.

The Australian Camp is a popular stop on the Annapurna Trek in Nepal. It's located at about 2,060 meters (6,759 feet) and offers stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. The camp is a great place to rest and enjoy the scenery. It has several lodges and teahouses where trekkers can stay overnight, enjoy meals, and experience local hospitality. The hike to Australian Camp is relatively easy and can be a good acclimatization stop before continuing on the trek.

Day 2 : Trek Australia Camp – Forest Camp Camp - 2,520M, walking 6-7hrs, 10KM, Lodge Stay Accommodation
Food
Self-Food
Accomodation
Lodge Stay Accommodation
Elevation
2520

Today we will begin the trek in full. An early rise will allow us some great views to begin the day and then we will move off towards Pothana village to our lunch venue at Deurali. This is only around two hours since beyond here there is a suitable stopping point for lunch. After lunch we will move on towards the Forest Camp, moving through the jungle which will have several ascents as well as descents, so prepare to test those legs! The second part of the day should take around four hours and we will stay in one of the simple lodges at our final destination.

Day 3 : Trek Forest Camp – High Camp 3,540M, walking - 6-7hrs, 8KM, Lodge Stay Accommodation
Food
Self-Food
Accomodation
Lodge Stay Accommodation
Elevation
3540

After enjoying breakfast at Forest Camp, you'll start your trek through beautiful rhododendron forests. After about 3 hours of walking, you'll arrive at Low Camp. Continuing on the trail from Low Camp, you'll pass through a place called "Badal Dada." After trekking for a total of 6-7 hours from Forest Camp, you'll reach High Camp, which is at 3,900 meters. Here, you'll stay overnight in cozy lodges that offer delicious meals. The journey is filled with amazing scenery and a peaceful atmosphere.

Day 4 : Trek High Camp to Visit Mardi Himal Base Camp - 4250M, Walking 6-7hrs, 10KM, Lodge Stay Accommodation.
Food
Self-Food
Accomodation
Lodge Stay Accommodation
Elevation
4250

Early in the morning, we hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp or Viewpoint. This is the most challenging and exciting day of our 5-day trek. We wake up around 3:45 AM and start hiking by 4 AM. We carry only daypacks since we return to the same place and then trek down to Low Camp to stay the night.

We need to start early to catch the sunrise at the viewpoint. If we start late, we miss the beautiful sunrise and mountain views because of clouds or fog. It usually gets cloudy by late morning. After about 2 hours of walking from High Camp, we reach the viewpoint station, where we can have tea or coffee at one of the three teashops.

We pack breakfast to eat on the way since the kitchen isn't ready when we start. The trail from the lower viewpoint to the upper viewpoint is narrow, but the stunning view at the end is worth it. Machhapuchhre, a sacred mountain in Nepal, remains unclimbed due to its sacred status.

On the way to Mardi Himal Base Camp, we see Mardi Himal, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Annapurna I, Baraha Shikhar, Tent Peak, Singha Chuli, and more. After reaching Base Camp, we return to High Camp for lunch.

Day 5 : Trek High Camp to Siddhing 1,700M, walking 7hrs, Lodge Stay Accommodation.
Food
Self-Food
Accomodation
Lodge Stay Accommodation
Elevation
1700

will descend to Sidhing from Low Camp today. Doing so, you will lose an altitude of around 400 meters. Siding is a traditional village. you make a descend down, you will come across the  Badal dada and finally  Sidhing 1700M. The trek from High Camp to Sidhing is 5 hours long.

Day 6 : Drive Sidhing to Pokhara about - 3 hrs, Hotel Stay Accommodation.

We drive Sidhing to Pokhara and stay in Pokhara.

Note: We can book any type of hotel in Pokhara based on your budget. After a long trek, you can relax and choose your preferred place to stay in Pokhara.

What Is Included ?

  • Transportation: return transfers from the International airport to your hotel
  • Hotel stay: a night hotel accommodation stay in Kathmandu
  • Entry fees: all government taxes and Annapurna conservation entry fees
  • TIMS CARD: (Trekking Information Management System)
  • Guide & porter: One experienced English-speaking guide & necessary supporter to carry your luggage (two guests = 1 porter (we pay their daily wages, insurance, trekking equipment, food, and accommodation)
  • Wages: 6 days guide wages including his insurance/meals/accommodation/insurance/equipment
  • Wages: 6 days porter (to carry your luggage) wages including his insurance/meals/accommodation/equipment
  • 5 nights mountain lodge accommodation (best available) with twin sharing basis on tea house services trek
  • Transportation: Kathmandu to Pokhara via tourist bus 
  • Transportation: Pokhara to trek starting place via taxi or local bus
  • Transportation: trek ending place to Pokhara via local jeep or bus
  • Transportation: Pokhara to Kathmandu via tourist bus
  • Trekking equipment: trekking poles, sleeping bag/duffle bag/down jacket (we provide these if necessary), to be returned after the trek completed
  • Water purification tablets: unlimited Chlorine treated Safe Drinking water
  • Supplementary snacks: energy bars and cookies at base camp
  • Fruits: Seasonal fresh fruits where is possible
  • Local SIM CARD (NCELL), to be returned after the trek completed
  • Rescue arrangements: in emergency situation & worst weather condition
  • Diamox: Additional medication for altitude sickness (Acetazolamide etc)
  • Crampons: Snow walking crampons in mountains if necessary
  • Digital pulse: Oximeters for high altitude check
  • Map: Mardi Himal trekking map
  • Rubbish disposal
  • government taxes & PNT official service charge

Water: Mineral waters are available at all stops during tea house treks (paying your own). You can also use tap water if you choose to use water purification tablets.

Medical support: An emergency first aid kit is carried by the support staff at all times.

What Is Excluded?

  • Meals: All meals (lunch/dinner/breakfast) in Kathmandu & on the trek
  • Snacks: chocolate/aerated drinks/mineral water/alcoholic drinks/nutria bars
  • Hotel stays: extra night hotel stay in Kathmandu
  • Tipping: end of the trek tips to guides and support staff
  • Rescue services: additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate medical & travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies), including helicopter evacuation & hospitalization (medical test, medicine) if required
  • extra expenses: personal expenses and any other unforeseen expenses, such as bottled water/coca-cola/WIFI on trek/hot shower/electric device recharge
  • City visit: sightseeing in Pokhara and Kathmandu entrance fees/transportation/hire guide
  • Flight ticket: Your International flight ticket airfare & Nepal entry visa fees which travel visa can get up on your arrival at Kathmandu airport, On Arrival Visa: Fee 15 Days – 30 USD, 30 Days – 50 USD, 90 Days – 125 USD
  • Services not mentioned herein Personal trekking equipment

Food on tea house trek: During tea house treks our guests pay for their own food (breakfast/lunch/dinner) at the lodge. It can be about USD $25 each day per person. You can choose your own meal from a menu in every tea house.

Travel Insurance: –

Travel Insurance is mandatory for all clients who choose to trek or climb with us. The insurance should cover you in case of emergencies like accidents, altitude sickness, and ambulance and helicopter rescue charges if required. Please carry a copy of your insurance papers while traveling in Nepal and do send us a copy as well. This will help us in making all the necessary arrangements in case of any sort of emergency.

Altitude Graph

Additional Information

Ideal Seasons for Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek: Spring and Autumn

If you're planning an unforgettable trek to the Mardi Himal Base Camp in Nepal, the best times to go are during the spring and autumn seasons.

Spring (March-May):

Spring, spanning from March to May, offers the most enchanting experience in the Nepalese Himalayas. During these months, the weather is clear, and the skies are sunny, making it a perfect time for trekking. The temperature is warmer at elevations below 3,500 meters, typically ranging from 20 to 25 degrees Celsius during the daytime. However, as you ascend beyond 3,500 meters, the nights and early mornings can get quite cold, dropping to around -15 degrees Celsius.

One of the highlights of the spring season is the vibrant display of flora and fauna, especially the national flower of Nepal, the rhododendron. Though there may be occasional rain, it is not severe enough to spoil the trekking experience; instead, it enhances the natural beauty of the surroundings.

The spring months are the peak time for tourism in Nepal, attracting trekkers and mountaineers from all over the world. If you prefer pleasant weather and breathtaking views, March to May is the perfect time to embark on your Mardi Himal adventure.

Autumn (September-November):

Autumn, from mid-September to mid-December, is another ideal season for the Mardi Himal Base Camp trek. This time of year offers similar conditions to spring, making it a popular choice among trekkers.

The weather during autumn is stable, with clear visibility and minimal rainfall. The days are mostly dry and warm, creating comfortable trekking conditions. However, at popular trekking areas, accommodations might get crowded due to the influx of tourists during this time. It's advisable to plan and book your trek in advance to secure your place.

Autumn is also a festive season in Nepal, with celebrations such as the Dashain, Tihar, and Chhad festivals adding a cultural touch to your trekking experience. Additionally, many locals return to their villages during long national holidays, making rural Nepal even more vibrant.

If you prefer avoiding the crowds while still enjoying favorable weather conditions, less explored trekking regions like Manaslu, Tsum Valley, Upper Dolpo, Mustang, and Naar Phu offer excellent alternatives during the bustling autumn season.

Below is a checklist of equipment that we advise people have with them when visiting Nepal. This is a guideline only and will depend on the type of trip you are undertaking.

While we always suggest bringing your most important equipment from home, it is possible to buy or rent equipment in Kathmandu where almost all products and major brands are available, often at cheaper rates than you might find at home.

This equipment listed is prepared by our long experiences in trekking. During the treks, our porters can carry approximately 20kg in total while we recommend that any trekker carries their own day-pack that weighs between 8-12kgs which would include a camera, snacks, and drinking water for easy access.

  • Good standard trekking boots
  • Camping shoes/thongs
  • Socks-polypropylene
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece
  • T-shirts
  • Trekking trousers
  • Shorts (both casual and for treks)
  • Swimwear
  • Sun Hat
  • Woolen Hat
  • Nylon Windbreaker
  • Gloves
  • Gaters
  • Strong Rucksack
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Water Bottle
  • Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
  • Toiletries/soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Sunblock
  • Travel Towel
  • Wet-wipes
  • Medication (cough medicine, throat soothers, water purification tablets)
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Camera & lenses
  • Memory cards
  • GPS Tracking Units may be helpful
  • Altimeter
  • Compass
  • Book/music player/pack of cards
  • Padlock
  • A plastic bag for waste
  • Energy/snack bars

What is the joining group in the Mardi Himal Base Camp trek?

Joining group departures are fixed dates and guaranteed to depart the trek with a minimum of two people to a maximum of 10 people in the group. The benefit of joining the group is sharing the cost at a lower price & sharing different experiences with other travelers during your holidays.

Are you planning for Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek with joining the group?

Yes, we have set planned joining group upcoming months and fixed dates. If you are alone or have more people & still want to join the group, you can ask our expert once. He will write a quick response as possible if the dates are available as your timing frame and suggest the best as your wish and as a budget. To make sure that to issue the special permit fees, you should arrive in Kathmandu two days before. As this is one of the special TEA HOUSE TREK in Nepal, we need Annapurna Conservation entry permission from the Nepal government to travel Mardi Himal base camp trek and TIMS CARD (Trekking Information Management System)

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Client Reviews

Gerrygerrie

Kathmandu, Nepal

Jun 13, 2024

Mardi Himal trek Thank you Nir Lama for organizing everything for us! And picked us up at the airport. Thank you for your hospitality and for making sure we feel comfortable 😊😊 also, would like to thank our guide for bringing us up, we enjoyed the trek a lot 😀 Peace Nepal Treks is a reliable company with great service, so don't hesitate to sign up with them! 😀 ... + See more ... - See less


Sib and Han

Kathmandu, Nepal

Jun 13, 2024

Mardi Himal Trek Honestly one of the best things I have ever done in my life. Nir and Prem were fantastic hosts, going above and beyond to make sure we had the best time in Nepal. The Mardi Himal 7-day package was brilliant for the price, altitude, and views. Nir and Prem, I can't really put into words how great an experience this holiday was, thank you so much!!! Sib and Han ... + See more ... - See less


BeyondTW

Kathmandu, Nepal

Jun 13, 2024

A journey worth coming back....for many reasons Embarked on a 7-day Mardi Himal trek with Peace Nepal Treks in early October. Being my first ever trekking I had no idea what to expect except maybe fear of altitude sickness. And it turned out I was perfectly ok all the way and enjoyed every single day, thanks to our guide, Bil and his team, and all the wonderful people along the way and at the rest houses. We were very well taken care of and the trekking plan designed by Peace Nepal Treks was ap ... + See more propriate for the group (of 5) and it allowed sufficient time for rest and to get used to the altitude. Already in contact with Peace Nepal Treks about my next Nepal trekking! ... - See less


Lois C

Kathmandu, Nepal

Jun 13, 2024

Mardi Himal Base Camp trek Big thank you to Nir, Bil, Asal, and Kancha who made our trip an unforgettable one! The guides are very professional, helpful and always put the safety of the trekkers as their top priority. The scenery along the Mardi Himal trek was breathtaking. My friends and I had a wonderful time in Nepal thanks to them and were really sad when we had to say goodbye. We will be back! :) ... + See more ... - See less


Leisa

Kathmandu, Nepal

Jun 13, 2024

What an amazing experience! The Peace Nepal Trek crew made this trip what it was. They were able to provide such a fantastic experience, with fun, laughter, and a great basis of knowledge. If you are planning a trek in this beautiful place called Nepal, look no further for your trek team than here....they were fantastic! ... + See more ... - See less


Hannah B

Kathmandu, Nepal

Jun 13, 2024

Beautiful experience! Friendly, professional guides who made sure we were always happy. They took us on beautiful treks and the whole team was great company. I would highly recommend this service. Thank you for an amazing experience! It wouldn't have been possible without Peace Nepal Treks. ... + See more ... - See less


FreyaN92

Kathmandu, Nepal

Jun 13, 2024

Above and beyond :) Spent a month in Nepal on a university exchange where Peace Nepal assisted and lead a trek we did. The guides were really lovely, genuine, warm people that went above and beyond (one guide even carried one of my friends up from camp to the bus when she was really sick). The food was great and always varied/options. We had one night where the guides sang traditional songs for us, a big highlight :). We also visited one of the guide's family homes in a village and their mother ... + See more served us tea! The guides are also just really friendly and help the time go past while trekking with good conversation. Really couldn't recommend Peace Nepal Treks enough! ... - See less


Katie R

Kathmandu, Nepal

Jun 13, 2024

Amazing Adventure! Mardi Himal Trek Thank you so much to the team, beyond helpful and professional! We were extremely looked after and made to feel right at home. I will be back again :) ... + See more ... - See less


Kathy P

Kathmandu, Nepal

Jun 13, 2024

Amazing Trek My husband and I spent one month on the Everest view and then a part of the Annapurna Trail in the Mardi Himal Trek. Nir and Bill and all the staff at Peace Nepal took perfect care of us- -From guides and porters to hotels and food and all of our transportation. I can't say enough about how well they took care of us. They even found someone to help me find the perfect singing bowl in Katmandu. One of our guides, Bill, even cooked us a traditional meal in his apartment !! ... + See more ... - See less


Ng Y

Kathmandu, Nepal

Jun 13, 2024

Professional and friendly! My summit attempt with Peace Nepal was a great experience! They have experienced staff who are all too willing to provide you with any assistance you require. From the moment I landed in Nepal, I was treated to their hospitality all the way up till the day that I left. Will definitely visit them again if I ever return to Nepal. Highly recommended! ... + See more ... - See less


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