Key Information

  • Destination:
    Nepal
  • Accommodation:
    3 Star Hotel + Tea House Lodge
  • Foods:
    Breakfast in City + BLD in Trek
  • Transportation:
    Private Vehicle + Tourist Bus
  • Min Person:
    1
  • Trip Plan:
    All Inclusive
  • Pick Up Details:
    Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu under your name and Sublime Trails Sign Board

About Mardi Himal Trekking

Mardi Himal Trekking route takes you to one of the most serene and rewarding treks of Annapurna region. As the trek permit was given only in 2012, this route is not as popular as other trekking routes of this region. So only a few people are aware of this route. However, it is no less in beautiful landscapes and vistas. It is an ideal route for those who love solitude. 

Mardi Himal trekking journey starts from Pokhara, where you will spend a day exploring the Lake city. Then you will be driven to Kande from where your trekking officially starts. You will cross the rivers, deep and dark forests and rocky trails full of beautiful sceneries at every step. You will stay at beautiful vantage points such as Forest Camp, Low Camp, High Camp and Mardi Himal Base Camp.

Our Mardi Himal trek package is designed in such a way that you get the most out of this package. We take you through the different trail so that you can explore more of these beautiful places. Along the way, you can explore Magar and Gurung culture and their lifestyles as well as you will be staying at tea houses run by them most of the time. You will get to explore many of the floras and faunas and wildlife in their natural habitat. So your 10 days of Mardi Himal journey will be full of beautiful vistas and exploration. 

 

MARDI HIMAL TREKKING HIGHLIGHTS

  • Opportunity to explore the diverse culture and religious places in Kathmandu and visit exotic places like lake and caves in Pokhara
  • Enjoy the scenic bus ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Explore the unique cultures and traditions of Magar and Gurung people during the trek
  • Walk through the lust forests of rhododendrons and oaks forests
  • Get to the vantage point like High Camp and Upper View Point
  • Close up view of the majestic mountains like Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Machhapuchhare (6,993m), Mt. Hiunchuli(6,441m) and Annapurna South (7,010m).
  • Explore some of the most wonderful villages like Phedi, Deurali and Siding
  • Savour the natural beauty in solitude in this less crowded trekking route

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

1. Food and Accommodation

Food during Mardi Himal trek is minimalistic as you will stay in tea houses run by local people and the region is rural, not accessible by easy transportation. Daal Bhat, pasta, noodles, potatoes, vegetable cereals, eggs, fried rice, soup, etc. are served for breakfast, lunch and dinner. These tea houses provide warm hospitality and a clean and simple place to sleep. Rooms can be a single, double or triple sharing and depending on the season of your travel, you will have various options. During Kathmandu and Pokhara, you will stay at 3-star hotels with breakfast service. Because you can find various restaurants in the cities, we let you explore these amazing places and different kinds of food.
 

2. Pokhara 

10 days Mardi Himal Trek starts from Pokhara which has many wonderful things to offer. At the city famously known as Lake City, you can explore beautiful Phewa Lake, Begnas lakes. You can explore caves such as Mahendra Cave, Bat Cave, etc. Sarangkot is the first place where you can go to watch sunrise or sunsets. Peaks of the Himalayas range including Dhawalagiri, Annapurna I and Machchapuchre can be seen clearly on a clean day. Cafes, restaurants and bars are some places you can go to enjoy yourselves in this beautiful city.
 

3. Traditional Gurung and Magar community

During your Mardi Himal trekking journey, the tea houses you will be staying at are run by Gurungs and Magars of the local villages. One major advantage of this trek is that you get to explore the culture and tradition of isolated people living in this area. This is an amazing chance to know them and observe their lifestyles closely. Our guides will be there to help you communicate with them. 
 

4. High Camp, Mardi Himal Base Camp and the views of the mountains

Since the beginning of the trek, views of mountains welcome you and as you get close to the destination, they get clearer and more majestic. High Camp is the highest place you will stay at during this trek surrounded by the beauty of nature. Moving forward to the Upper View Point gives you get the outstanding views of mountains like Mardi Himal (5,587 m), Annapurna I (8,091 m), Annapurna south (7,219 m), Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Baraha Shikhar (7,647 m), Tent Peak (5,695 m), Singhachuli (6,501 m),Machapuchare (6,993 m).
 

5. Diverse flora and fauna and birdwatching

The route of Mardi Himal trek lies in the area full of various species of animals and plants. There is a chance you will see these animals during the trek but depends upon how lucky you are. The sweet chirping of the birds you get to hear is awesome. You can save some time and go birdwatching for a while.
 

6. Breathtaking views of landscapes

Most of the landscapes during the early days of the trek is dominated by rhododendron, oak and pine forests with few settlements scattered over the village. Rivers, waterfalls and views of the snow-capped mountains make every step of this trek amazing. Along the way, you may also see several suspension bridges and stone paved routes. As you reach the destination, the landscape gets a bit rocky with fewer settlements while the mountains seem to get bigger and bigger.

Mardi Himal Trekking Itinerary & Map

DAY 01: Arrive at the Kathmandu Airport
  • Picking you up at Tribhuvan International Airport.
  • Transferring you to a three-star hotel

When you arrive at Tribhuvan International airport, our representatives will come to pick you up and drive you to your hotel. You can have your meal there and take a rest. Later, you will be given a short briefing of your upcoming Mardi Himal Trek. Rest of the day, you can stroll around the streets of Thamel which is the tourist hub of Kathmandu. You can explore cafes, restaurants and bars around. You can go shopping for your trekking journey. You will stay spend your night at the same hotel while preparing for your upcoming trekking.

Accommodation: 3-star hotel
Elevation: 1345 m

 

DAY 02: Drive/Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Have a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Explore the lakes (Phewa, Begnas), caves and vibrant  streets of Pokhara
  • Enjoy the  spectacular Sunset from Sarangkot

You will have your breakfast early in the morning and have a ride to Lake city Pokhara. During this 6-7 hour of the ride, you will have a plethora of scenic views of beautiful landscapes, river valleys and green forests. You will check into a 3-star hotel in Pokhara when you reach there. You will take a rest for a while and set out to explore Pokhara city. You can visit the beautiful lakes, caves, and enjoy the sunset from Sarangkot. You can spend your evening time exploring the rich and vibrant streets of Pokhara. You will spend your night at your hotel while waiting for the thrilling experience that begins from the next day.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: 3-star hotel
Elevation: 820m

 

DAY 03: Drive to Kande and trek to Forest Camp
  • The scenic drive from Pokhara to Kande
  • Walk past the beautiful forest and the trail to get to Forest Camp

On the third day, you will start trekking. You will have breakfast and drive to Kande. You will start trekking from there. After walking for almost one hour from Kande, you will reach the Australian Base Camp from where you will get the first-ever glimpse of the mountain range. You will reach Pitam Deurali crossing Pothana to have your lunch. You will walk through the trail covered with heavy forest for about 4 hours. Then you finally reach Forest camp where you will spend your night.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Elevation: 2900 m
Trekking Duration: 5-6 hours approx.

 

DAY 04: Forest Camp to Low Camp
  • Walk through the dense forest for a few hours
  • Catch the spectacular panorama of the mountains along the way
  • Explore the culture and lifestyle of the local people

You ascend gradually upward from the Forest camp on the fourth day. Walk the trail covered with Rhododendron forests for 3-4 hours to get to Low Camp. You will have a captivating view of Mt. Fishtail and Mardi from Low Camp. You will spend your day roaming around and enjoying the serene environment between the jungle with the panorama of the Himalayas on the horizon. You can spend your time exploring the lifestyle of local people who reside there.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Elevation: 3050 m
Trekking Duration: 3-4 hours approx.

 

DAY 05: Low Camp to High Camp
  • Ascend uphill towards the ridge of the Mardi Himal
  • Explore various floras and faunas like Danphe (National bird of Nepal)
  • Get the mesmerizing close-up view of mountains from High Camp

You will ascend uphill along the ridge towards Mardi Himal. The forest zone gets thinner and thinner as you walk further in high altitude. After crossing the forest you will walk the trail covered with alpine shrubs. The mountains get closer and clearer the higher you go. If you get lucky, you will get the chance to observe Danphe which is the national bird of Nepal. You will get the mesmerizing view of the Himalayas from High Camp. You will spend the rest of the day and night at High Camp and places around.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Elevation: 3600 m
Trekking Duration: 3-4 hours approx.

 

DAY 06: High Camp to Upper View Point and Return Back
  • Trek to the Upper View Point to get a splendid panoramic view of  the mountains

On the 6th day of the trek, you will reach the final destination of your journey i.e. Mardi  Himal Base Camp. You ascend uphill from High Camp to get to the Upper view Point. Wonderful panoramic view of the Himalayas and landscapes can be seen from there. The trail you will be walking on this day is quite narrow and steep. However, the view from the Base Camp is worth everything. You will catch the beautiful view of mountains such as Mardi Himal (5,587 m), Annapurna I (8,091 m), Annapurna south (7,219 m), Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Baraha Shikhar (Mt. Fang) (7,647 m), Tent Peak (5,695 m), Singhachuli (6,501 m),Machapuchare (6,993 m) and others. After grasping the mesmerizing view of the surroundings, you can get back to High Camp and take a rest.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Elevation: 4210 m
Trekking Duration : 3 hours approx.

 

DAY 07: High Camp to Siding Village
  • Return to Siding village from High Camp following the different trial
  • Explore the siding village and the people

You will descend to Siding village from High Camp exploring the different route. You will walk the trail with beautiful forests surrounded by mesmerizing landscapes. After walking for almost 6 hours you will reach Siding village. The village is a beautiful place to crash yourself after walking all day. You will get closer exposure to the lifestyle of the local people.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Elevation: 1750 m
Trekking Duration: 6-7 hours approx.

 

DAY 08: Trek to Lumre, drive to Pokhara
  • Trek to Lumbre from siding and drive to Pokhara
  • Enjoy exploring the Lake City (Pokhara)

After having your breakfast at Siding village, you will head towards Lumre. You will have to walk for almost 2-3 hours to get there. Then you will have a 2 hours drive to Pokhara. You can explore Pokhara city for the rest of the day. You can explore the cafes, bars and restaurants around in the evening. You can relax and relieve yourself from the fatigue of the trek here.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation: 3-star hotel
Elevation: 820 m

 

DAY 09: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu
  • Bus ride or flight to Kathmandu from Pokhara
  • Enjoy the mesmerizing landscapes and rivers along the way
  • Enjoy the farewell dinner where you get to share and hear the trip experience among other trekkers.

You will drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara on the 9th day of your journey. Your 6-7 hours of ride will be full of scenic views of the landscapes, river valleys around. Upon your arrival at Kathmandu, you can stroll around Kathmandu shopping souvenirs and handicrafts. You will attend the farewell dinner organized by Sublime Trails. You can enjoy traditional foods and cultural programs there. You can share your stories and experiences of trekking with other trekkers. You will spend your night at a 3-starred hotel.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Accommodation: 3-star hotel
Elevation: 1345 m

 

DAY 10  Farewell
  • Drive you to the airport and wish you goodbye.

On the last day of your trip, our representative will drive you to the airport for your connecting flight. We bid you a warm farewell there. If you decide to extend your stay in Nepal, you can inform us. We will be happy to help you with your next trip.

Meals: Breakfast

 

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Inclusions

  • All airport pick up and transfers
  • Accommodation and breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation during Mardi Himal trek
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during Mardi Himal trek
  • Well experienced guide and porter throughout the trek
  • Annapurna Conservation Area entrance permit & TIMS card fee
  • All the necessary land/air transportation for the trip
  • Sublime First Aid kit carried by our guide
  • Salary, food and accommodation for Sublime crews
  • Any meals other than breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Monuments entrance fees
  • Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects. We strongly advise you to get a personal travel insurance
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain due to any reason than the scheduled itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Personal expenses in the form of phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, cold drinks, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, etc.
  • All alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks as well as drinking water during the trip
  • Chocolate, dessert, and sweet items
  • Your Nepal entry visa fee
  • Tipping for the sublime crews

Departure Notes

Departure is Available every day from Kathmandu and Pokhara

Departure Dates

Sort Date
Dates Status Price Notes  
17 Jul, 2019 - 26 Jul, 2019 Available $550 USD
19 Jul, 2019 - 28 Jul, 2019 Available $550 USD
21 Jul, 2019 - 30 Jul, 2019 Available $550 USD
23 Jul, 2019 - 01 Aug, 2019 Available $550 USD
25 Jul, 2019 - 03 Aug, 2019 Available $550 USD
27 Jul, 2019 - 05 Aug, 2019 Available $550 USD
29 Jul, 2019 - 07 Aug, 2019 Available $550 USD
31 Jul, 2019 - 09 Aug, 2019 Available $550 USD

Mardi Himal Trekking Reviews

Rated 5/5 based on 1 reviews

Mardi Himal was slowly becoming a popular trekking destination in the Annapurna Region of Nepal. So I thought I would do both the Annapurna Base Camp Trek and Mardi Himal trek whilst I was in Nepal. Sublime Trails arranged both of these treks for me. Mardi Himal Trek was a fascinating one. I went to Low Camp, High Camp, and Mardi Base Camp. These places offered some of the most beautiful views of the mountains like Annapurna, Machapuchare, and Gangapurna. Frankly, it is difficult to choose whether ABC trek was better or Mardi Himal trek. Let's just say both of them were equally fantastic. A major part of why I had a great trip was down to the arrangements of Sublime Trails. The hotel, tea houses, and lodges they provided along the trek were pleasant. The food served in these places was equally terrific.  The guides and porters seemed to cater to your needs frequently. They helped us interact with the people of this region.  All in all, it was a superb trip with a superb trekking agency like Sublime Trails. There is no other trekking company that I would recommend you to take this trip than Sublime Trails.   

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