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.
Mardi Himal trekking package offers a dramatic view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan range. The close-up view of Mount Machhapuchre and Annapurna are 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 Trekking 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 after an hour 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.
Short Trekking in Annapurna
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 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.
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 sat 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.
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.
Today we have a choice, we can go all the way to Badal Danda which sits at 3050m, or we can stop at the Low Camp where there are two lodges with marvelous views of Maccapuchare and the Annapurnas. The trek starts with a fairly steep climb out of the jungle, so it is fairly common for people to decide to rest up and enjoy the views upon arriving at Low Camp. All in all, though, this is not a very strenuous day and there are plenty of photo opportunities once the camp is reached, with Mardi Himal itself also coming into view.
The high camp is at 3900m, so by the time we reach here we are completely above the tree line and breathing will become noticeably more difficult with the thinner air. We will most likely complete our walking by lunchtime which will give time to explore the surroundings and take plenty of photos of the spectacular area in which we will camp.
This is the biggest day of the trek by far. We will start early in the morning to make sure we get the best of the clear weather and give us plenty of time to relax at the Base Camp of Mardi Himal. Situated at almost 4500m, it is quite an achievement to reach here. The view from Base Camp is special indeed, with all the major mountains of the Annapurna range in view. We will have lunch at Base Camp and then return to High Camp. Depending on the time it takes us, we may decide to continue back to Bardal Danda or even Low Camp (it is much faster going down!).
Assuming we stayed at Low Camp the previous night, we will aim to reach Siddhing and catch the local bus or local jeep to Pokhara.
Note: We can book any kind of a night hotel stay in Pokhara upon your request as per your budget. You can have a good relax after long walking on trekking. So for it, you have your own choice of a hotel stay in Pokhara.
Today, As our packages included, we have a tourist bus driving Pokhara to Kathmandu for 6 hours staying a night in Kathmandu, or Catch a direct International flight in the late evening if you have limited time for travel. The bus leaves at about 7:30 AM from Pokhara and arrives at about 3 PM in Kathmandu.
Note: There is an option for transportation from Pokhara by private car/Jeep or Hiace up on your services requested. It means that you can leave any time from Pokhara and can stop as you want and arrive in Kathmandu earlier than the tourist bus about 4 to 5 hours of driving. and also flight options available from Pokhara to Kathmandu at additional cost.
Note: Above holiday itinerary can be customized as our guest specific requirements and can make shorter and longer. We design your holidays accordingly.
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.
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 as a menu in every tea house.
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 emergencies.
. Trekking at this time is not ideal and we advise against anything that goes into thin air as snowfall is common and temperatures can be extremely low.
Trips that can be done in winter include trekking in the hills around Kathmandu, Ghorepani, Poon Hill, Nagarkot, Chitwan National Park, Bardia National Park, or experiencing a homestay in one of the local villages. The biggest positive of this time of year is the excellent sunsets and sunrises which can often be enjoyed in rural areas.
There is something for everyone at any time of year in Nepal and the team at Peace Nepal Treks is happy to advise the most suitable for your needs.
Check-list of personal equipment:
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.
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.
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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