Mardi Himal Trek Highlights
Mardi Himal Trek is a relatively new and increasingly popular trekking route in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It is a moderate to difficult trek that takes about 7-10 days and takes you to the base camp of Mardi Himal(View point), which stands at 4,500 meters above sea level. The trek offers breathtaking views of the Annapurna range and the surrounding landscape, including lush forests, terraced fields, and traditional Gurung villages. Along the way, you will experience the local culture and traditions of the Nepalese people, making this an unforgettable adventure.
The best time to go on the Mardi Himal Trek is during the spring and autumn seasons, which are considered the peak trekking seasons in Nepal. The months of March to May and September to November offer the best weather and trail conditions for trekking in the Annapurna region, including the Mardi Himal Trek.
During the spring season (March to May), the weather is mild, with moderate temperatures and clear skies. The hills are covered with colorful rhododendron blooms, making it a great time for nature lovers and photographers. In contrast, during the autumn season (September to November), the weather is dry and clear, and the temperatures are cool and comfortable, making it ideal for trekking. The views of the mountains during this time are also spectacular.
However, it's worth noting that the Mardi Himal Trek can be done throughout the year, but the monsoon season (June to August) brings heavy rainfall, which can make the trails slippery and difficult to trek. The winter season (December to February) brings cold temperatures and snowfall, making it more challenging to trek, especially at higher altitudes.
The Mardi Himal Trek is considered a moderate to difficult trek, and it requires a certain level of physical fitness and prior trekking experience. The trek involves trekking through steep and rocky terrain, which can be challenging, especially for first-time trekkers. The trail also involves several uphill and downhill sections, which can be strenuous for some trekkers.
However, the Mardi Himal Trek is relatively less crowded than other popular trekking routes in Nepal, and the route offers stunning views of the Annapurna Mountain range, making it a rewarding and memorable experience. With proper preparation, trekking gear, and a positive attitude, most trekkers should be able to complete the Mardi Himal Trek successfully.
You'll arrive in Kathmandu, where you'll be greeted by a representative from Shikhar Adventure who will transfer you to your hotel. Spend the day resting and exploring the city. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, we’ll brief you on our upcoming adventure and then go on a sightseeing tour around Kathmandu, including several UNESCO World Heritage sites. You can spend the rest of the day freely or prepare for your upcoming trek. Overnight at the hotel.
You'll take a tourist bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara, which takes about 6-7 hours. You can rest and explore the city for the remainder of the day.
After breakfast, you'll take a 1-hour drive from Pokhara to Kande. From there, you'll start trekking to Deurali. The trail passes through rhododendron forests and offers views of the Annapurna range. You'll reach Deurali in about 5-6 hours and stay overnight at a teahouse.
You'll start your trek early in the morning and hike through the forest to reach Forest Camp. The trail is steep in some sections and offers views of the Himalayas. You'll reach Forest Camp in about 5-6 hours and stay overnight at a teahouse.
The trail from Forest Camp to High camp is quite steep than the previous day's trek and offers views of the Annapurna range. You'll reach High Camp in about 6-7 hours and stay overnight at a teahouse.
You'll wake up early in the morning and start your hike to Mardi View Point. The trail is steep and challenging but offers stunning views of the Annapurna range. You'll reach Base Camp in about 4-5 hours and then hike back to Low Camp for an overnight stay.
You'll start your descent from High Camp and trek down to Siding Village. The trail passes through beautiful forests and offers views of the Himalayas. You'll reach Siding Village in about 5-6 hours, from there, you'll take a jeep to Pokhara, which takes about 1-2 hours and overnight at a hotel.
You'll take a tourist bus from Pokhara to Kathmandu, which takes about 6-7 hours. Once you reach Kathmandu, you can rest or explore the city.
You'll be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.
Transportation to and from Tribhuvan Airport.
Three nights in a 2–3-star hotel in Kathmandu, breakfast included.
Two-night accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast.
All transportation for the trek.
Local guest house accommodation in the mountains.
Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) fees
Annapurna Conservation Area Permit
Government-authorized, experienced guide and porters
Insurance, food, accommodation, and wage for guides and porters
Hygienic meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
All equipment (sleeping bag, down jacket, and duffel bag)
First Aid Kit
Service charge and government taxes
Post-trek celebration dinner in Kathmandu
Meals in Kathmandu (besides breakfast)
Your personal expenses, shopping, etc.
Shower and electronic charging fees at guest houses during the trek
Alcoholic drinks, chocolates, tea and coffee
Tips for guide and porter
Extra accommodation and meals outside of itinerary
Costs from unexpected occurrences (i.e. cancellations, weather problems, damages of property, illness, etc.)
Shikhar Adventure is not responsible for any problems due to weather, damages of property, etc. However, we will help you manage your inconveniences to the best of your abilities. Transportation to and from Pokhara can be delayed due to weather conditions and delays may last up to several days. It is best to book flights to and from Kathmandu with a several-day margin to avoid missing a flight back to your home country. If flights go smoothly, we will help arrange activities for you during your margin days. If you have a tight schedule and the roads out of Pokhara are delayed, it is possible to take a flight back to Kathmandu for an additional cost.