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Mardi Himal Trek

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Best Season Best Season Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct & Nov
Trip Duration Trip Duration 09 Night 10 Days
Trip Difficulty Trip Difficulty Easy to Medium
Accomodation Accomodation Hotels in cities & Lodges during the Trek
 Max. Elevation Max. Elevation 4,500m (13,550ft)
more Facts
Arrival City: Kathmandu
Departure City: Kathmandu
Trekking Days: 05 Days
Activity Per Day: Approximately 4-6 hrs walking
Trip Route: Pokhara, Dhampus, Forest Camp, Mardi Himal Base Camp
Attractions: Massif Annapurna Range, Mt. Fishtail (Machhapuchhare), High Camp

Trip Highlights

  • Massif Annapurna Mountains range with some of the world highest Mountains, Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,176m), Mt. Annapurna (8,091m), Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) (6,993m)
  • Huge and colourful Rhododendron forest
  • Mesmerizing beautiful and greenery Landscape
  • The unique and rich culture of the different indigenous groups such as Magar, Gurung and Thakali
  • 360-degree view of Himalayas

Introduction

The Mardi Himal trek is designed for those who want to be there in a short time and lost in the sanctuary. The trail run through the different villages & forests like Dhampus, Potana, Forest Camp, playing hide and seek inside the Rhododendron, Bamboo, Oak and other more vegetation.

Total 10 days trip from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. Start after your arrival in Kathmandu. Final preparation and take adventures drive to Dhampus via Pokhara. Total 7 days from Pokhara to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500 m) and back to Pokhara. One can see the best view of the Himalayan range of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Himchuli, and the iconic Machapuchhre (Fishtail). If you have not done a trek before in your life, then this is the best trek for you.

Itinerary

Trip Itineraries are customizable according to your choice & the number of days you want to stay. Simply, Contact Us

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

    Kathmandu: (1,300m/ 4,265m)

    See for yourself if all that you have read and watched on the internet, about the tranquil beauty of Nepal and warm hospitality of Nepalese. After flying through the beautiful view of this trekkers’ paradise, you will meet our company representative at the airport. You must have an impatient heart for a breathtaking adventure. Get ready to experience Nepal up close and personal. But first, we will transfer you to your hotel.

    If you have an early arrival, you may stroll around the hippest and happening area in Thamel, where you can find restaurants with varieties of cuisine to dine.

    This first night in the country, you will be staying in Kathmandu.

  • Day 02: Fly to Pokhara and trek to Dhampus

    Phedi: (1,130m/ 3,707 ft) Dhampus: (1,650m/ 5,413 ft)

    On this day you will travel to Pokhara followed by a trek to Dhampus. (You can take an option of either fly for 25 minutes or drive for 6 hours to reach Pokhara) From Pokhara, we will again drive for 45 minutes to Phedi where we start the trek. Dhampus is a small village of ethnic Gurung community.

    Dhampus is a popular vantage point in the Annapurna region to close to Himalaya’s views, local culture as well as sunrise and sunset. Within 3 hours of trek from Phedi, you reach Dhampus with astonishing views of Annapurna South (7,219m), Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Himchuli (6,441m), and Fishtail (6,993m).

  • Day 03: Trek from Dhampus to Forest Camp

    Deurali: (2,100m / 6,890 ft) Forest Camp: (2,480m/ 8,135 ft)

    The next day you will wake up with beautiful sight of the Himalayan range and high hills.

    We will walk around the path of Rhododendron, Oak, and Maple forests. The silent and newly explored trek route does not feature much more tea houses. Our guides will show you other trekking routes that are seen on the way. After walking for 5 or 6 hours we will reach the open spaces of Forest Camp. You will take a rest here and enjoy yourself around. Overnight in the forest camp.

  • Day 04: Trek form Forest Camp to Low Camp

    Forest Camp: (2,480m/ 8,135 ft) Low Camp: (3,150m/ 10,330 ft)

    Ascend towards low camp through the dense forest with mosses and lichen, tree ferns, and orchids at the starting of your trek. From those woods, you can occasionally get a panoramic view of Hiunchuli and Annapurna South. Almost 5 hours of walk will take to low camp. Though still surrounded by forest you can expect the spectacular northerly views of the ever-closer Fishtail from this point of the trail.

  • Day 05: Trek from Low Camp to High Camp

    Badal Danda: (3,300m/ 10,825 ft) High-Camp: (3,550m/ 11,645 ft)

    Today’s ascend will pass through an eventual decline of the tree line. Beautiful high mountains; Annapurna South (7,219m), Himchuli (6,441m), and Fishtail (6,993m) can be seen on the way. The trek for this day will be a short one and will take us just 4 hours to reach high camp.

  • Day 06: Rest day at High Camp

    View Point: (4,150m/ 13,615 ft) Mardi Himal Base Camp: (5,553m/ 18,218 ft)

    You will not be traveling to any new destination but will hike up to Mardi Himal base camp and return back to high camp for the night. Keep your luggage at the tea house and start the hike after breakfast. Today is also the most difficult part of our trek as we have to climb steep rocky steps. After walking for around 2 hours we will reach viewpoint where we can see 360 degrees of mountains of the Annapurna region.

    After walking for another 1 and half hours we will finally reach the destination. You will see Mardi Himal (5,587m) and Fishtail just above us along with Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna South (7,219m), Hiunchuli (6,441m), and Gangapurna (7,455m).

    Stay for a while to admire the beauty of the Himalayas, feel nature and get back to High Camp for an overnight stay.

  • Day 07: Trek back from High Camp to Siding Village

    High-Camp: (3,550m/ 11,645 ft) Low Camp: (3,150m/ 10,330 ft) Siding Village: 1,280m/ 4,200 ft)

    While returning back you will be following a different route from mid-way. Walk down to Low Camp before lunch. Follow the trail that is straight down to Siding Village which is also another tourism destination near Pokhara. You can yet again enjoy the beauty of nature while coming down. With a total trek of around 6 to 7 hours, you’ll reach Siding village for an overnight stay.

  • Day 08: Trek and drive back to Pokhara

    Siding Village: 1,280m/ 4,200 ft) Pokhara: (1,400m/ 4,593 ft)

    After breakfast in Siding village, you will trek towards Pokhara. Alternatively, you can take a jeep ride to reach Pokhara. Through the bumpy ride, you will reach Pokhara in 2 hours. The beautiful lake city of Pokhara is the best place to be after days of trekking. You can enjoy your free time in Lakeside Pokhara till late evening. And later you can rejuvenate yourself in live music and a few drinks at the happening pubs at Lakeside.

  • Day 09: Flight or Drive back to Kathmandu

    Kathmandu (1,300m/ 4,265 ft)

    6-7 hours drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu in a private vehicle, pulling over occasionally for lunch, toilet breaks, and tea/coffee breaks. Check-in at a hotel in Kathmandu. There are few restaurants on the way which serves great food and fresh coffee. This above 200 km day ride to Kathmandu can be fun with good music and memories of the trek.

    Once you reach Kathmandu you will check-in at a nice hotel around the Thamel area. In the evening you can stroll around for souvenir shopping, drinks, and dinner. Walking around Thamel and nearby areas for shopping and self-exploring the narrow streets of this tourist hub is a good idea to spend your evening in Kathmandu.

  • Day 10: Departure/ Free Day

    Kathmandu (1,300m/ 4,265 ft)

    We will drop you at the airport according to your flight schedule.

    Trekkers Paradise hopes to take you on another exciting trek soon.

Cost Includes

  • All necessary airport arrival departure as per the itinerary.
  • 2 night’s hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin sharing basis on BB plan.
  • 1 night’s hotel accommodation in Pokhara on a twin sharing basis on BB plan.
  • Flight/ Transport from Kathmandu – Pokhara- Kathmandu for clients and guide.
  • Domestic airport tax.
  • Transportation from Pokhara – Phedi- Pokhara.
  • Breakfast – lunch, and dinner during the trekking period.
  • Six nights at best available room at Dhampus, Forest camp, Low camp, High camp & Siding accommodation during the trekking.
  • Professional English-speaking guide and his salary.
  • Porter Salary.
  • Annapurna Conservation area permit fee.
  • Trekking permit (TIMS)
  • Farewell dinner.
  • A comprehensive medical kit.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Trekkers Paradise’s appreciation of certificate after the successful trek.

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare to/ from Nepal.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees for multiple Entries on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport- (15 days – $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Insurance covers, medical, emergency evacuation, loss, etc.
  • Personal expense (shopping, snacks, boil bottle water, hot and cold drinks, hot shower, Alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee), extra porters, etc
  • Hot shower during the trekking.
  • 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.
  • Additional costs or delays caused by out of management control, for example, landslide, weather condition, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc.
  • Tips and gratitude provided to staff.

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Reviews

Mardi Himal Trek Sneha Gawade Banglore, India

Amazing Mardi Himal Trek

It was a lifetime experience for me to trek one of the most popular treks of Nepal. It was a wonderful trek, Glad we chose Mardi Himal trek. I would like to thank our guide Lakla, he was so amazing, kind & friendly. Everything went so smoothly and the arrangements were on point. I truly recommend Trekkers Paradise.

Train Yourself

Qualification/Training

Best physical condition is required to trek in Nepal’s high altitude. Without some pre-trek training or a good level of basic fitness it can be hard. We suggest running, walking, hiking in the hill, climbing stairs rather than elevator to prepare for the trek. Include swimming, rowing, biking in your daily base training.

Basic further experience and strength required for Trekking

  • One should be able to hike for 6-7 hours a day.
  • One should be able to carry 8 kg themselves on backpack for preparation.
  • We suggest you to run about 4/5 miles in home for the preparation with some load on your back for 2 to 3 months to make yours climbing much more easier. Or use treadmill for everyday running and walking.
  • If you have uphill location/mountain then once a week you should go to hike with loaded bag pack on your back. If you do not have mountain and high hills then use stairs to go up/down than elevator.
  • Regular swimming, biking, rowing is also a good way to maintain your physical strength.

FAQs

  • Will someone come after my arrival to pick me up at the airport?

    Yes, Trekkers Paradise representative will be there to greet you outside of Terminal Hall. He will be displaying Trekkers Paradise name card with your name on it. You will be moved to the pre-select Hotel after that.

  • Do I need a visa to travel to Nepal?

    All foreign nationals, except Indian Citizens, need visas to enter Nepal.

  • What is the cost of the visa application process and Visa? Should we apply for a visa from our home country or will we get it at Nepalese Airport? Which documents are important that I should bring with me?

    After landing, you can obtain a visa at Tribhuwan International Airport, furthermore, it will be easier if you are fill-up the visa form online (http://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa) before taking the flight to Nepal. Entry Visa fees- at present are $ 30 for 15 days, $ 50 for 30 days, and $ 125 for a three-month visa on entry to Nepal.

    You should bring the following essential documents on the trip:

    • Valid Passport: must be valid for up to 6 months.
    • Travel insurance: you need to provide a copy of the insurance paper to Trekkers Paradise before you start the trek.
    • Flight Tickets.
    • Emergency contact numbers for T/C’s bank, insurance, family contacts.
  • How is the Higher Himalayan toilet facilities like?

    There are generally common toilet facilities in teahouses and lodges, which are typically clean and well maintained. A limited number of tea houses and lodges now sell attached toilets. We will provide you with the best choice in this regard, as far as possible.

  • Are there porters or yaks carrying the luggage or are we supposed to be carrying it alone?

    Our porters, who are honest and experienced, will look after your luggage while on the trek. All you need to carry is your small day bag for your personal belongings like a camera, water bottle, sun cream, money, etc. Normally, we assign one porter to carry the luggage of two trekkers.

  • How long does it take to trek Annapurna Base Camp?

    The trek can be completed within 5 to 7 days however the length of the trek depends on the weather, trekker’s ability to walk, how long they take to acclimatise, whether they want to take side trips to famous places nearby like Poonhill, Annapurna Base Camp.

  • Do I need permits?

    Yes, all foreign citizens require two permits for this trek. You require Annapurna conservation permit, and trekking permit (TIMS)

  • Is Annapurna Base Camp safe to trek?

    The only potential hazard during the trek is the possibility of altitude sickness to reduce the chances of it. We suggest a single day for acclimatization. You will also be guided by an experienced trekking guide and assisted by local porters, who are there to take care of you during your trek.

  • When is the best time to travel to Nepal?

    The weather is probably the best guide for deciding when to plan your trip to Nepal. The best time to visit Nepal is between September to November and March to May.

  • What are the facilities available in case of emergencies during the trek?

    In case you suffer from altitude sickness or any other problems, we will offer you the doctor’s prescribed medicines according to the type of problem facing you. We will descend you and incise of extreme cases, you will get rescued by the helicopter.

  • Can I add extra days to my Trekking Trip?

    Yes, it is absolutely possible to add some more days to the trip. Along your trek, we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation, and food.

  • Are Trekkers Paradise’s staff insured?

    Yes, all the staff of Trekkers Paradise including guides and porters are insured to recover any kinds of casualties.

  • What are some basic Nepali customs that I should know about?

    • Take off your shoes before entering a temple or one’s home
    • Ask for permission before entering a Hindu temple
    • Taking photographs inside most temples are considered illegal
    • Ask for permission before taking photographs of objects, and including Nepali people.
    • Nepali people are friendly by nature. Have a genuine interest in them. Talk to them. Be friendly as you travel

Equipments

We will meet you at the airport and pick you up:

We organized Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) airport pick up and drop service. Upon your arrival, you are welcomed and greeted at your arrival gate (Holding your name on the company pamphlet- Trekkers Paradise) by our representative member from a company, then transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu. For departure transfer, we will come to pick you up at your hotel in Kathmandu and take you to the airport for your international flight.

Safety precaution for Mardi Himal Trek:

Aside from geographical protection, Trekkers Paradise has taken safety in following things to make travel as safe as possible making the most out of it without any worry!

  • Our guides have received extensive wilderness first-aid training.
  • Trek leaders and guides have years of trekking experience who can help you if there is any kind of uneasiness and assure happiness & satisfaction are guaranteed.
  • We’ll have High-quality masks & Gloves with sanitizers for everyday use throughout the journey for the Trekkers Paradise team assisting you.
  • Encouragement and inspiration can be a regular occurrence.
  • Food and accommodation in the mountains would be rechecked for additional hygiene.

The meals during the trek:

Our trek takes us to high altitudes near the world’s highest point, which means your body will need enough starch, protein, and nutrition, as food is the body’s fuel for hiking on such massive Himalayan trails. The food on this trek is very convenient, but not as convenient as it is in cities.

There will be Breakfasts, Lunch, Dinners, Tea & coffee will be provided in the trek. The popular menu items are:-

Breakfasts – (Oatmeal, Corn Flakes, French toast with Jam, Butter, Cheese, and Honey Tibetan bread or Chapati Local tsampa porridge, Hashed brown eggs, Varieties of eggs (Omelets) Pancakes Muesli Breads Fruits and Vegetables Hot drinks like varieties of teas and coffees Hot chocolates, etc)

Lunch – (Dhal, Bhat & Tarkari (Dal Bhat power 24 hours) Tibetan Bread Various Soups items Sherpa Stew Steaks Sandwiches Momo (dumplings) Macaroni dishes Tenduk Spaghetti Noodles Thukpa Pasta Vegetable curry Potatoes items Vegetable and salad Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed) Snakes (Papad, Prawn) Desserts items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), etc)

Dinners – ( Dhal, Bhat & Tarkari Tibetan Bread Various Soups items Sherpa Stew Steaks Sandwiches Momo (dumplings) Macaroni dishes Tenduk Spaghetti Noodles Thukpa Pasta Vegetable curry Potatoes items Vegetable and salad Pizza (, Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed) Snacks (Papad, Prawn) Pokada, finger chips, etc.

Desserts items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), Hard Drinks Steaks, etc.) are available on the menu during the trek.

The best items from the lodge’s menu are fresh, hygienic, delicious, and nutritious. Almost everywhere on the menu, there is a mix of typical local, Asian, and western cuisine, but as we get closer, the menu list will be shortened. We highly recommend liquids green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea, and garlic soup, etc. at high altitude and also the fresh vegetable items for health benefit.

Accommodation details during the Trek:

10 days Mardi Himal Trek includes four night’s lodge to lodge stay at a mountain, one-night hotel in Pokhara, and three nights in Kathmandu hotel, where we use the best available lodge and select the best accommodation in the Annapurna region. We provide a 1-night room with attached bathroom at Dhampur, five nights standard room at Forest camp, High camp, etc. (Generally twin Sharing room)

Three nights of Hotels in Kathmandu before and after the trek is required which is included in the package.

Passport and Visa:

All foreigners except Indian nationals must have a valid visa to enter Nepal. Visa is available on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport upon entry in Kathmandu, Nepal, and at Nepal borders of India and Tibet. Visa can be easily extended to the central immigration office. www.immigration.gov.np Visa application requires a passport with at least 6 months until expiration and one passport size photo.

The current cost of a visa for 15 Days – 30 USD, 30 Days – 50 USD, and 90 Days – 125 (to be paid in cash) Other currencies are also accepted although rates may differ. Other nationalities should check entry requirements. Visitors are requested to specify return flight tickets, time intended to stay in Nepal.

Visa Extension Fee: Tourist visa extension is done for a minimum of 15 days with USD 45 and USD 3 per day for additional days. In the case of a delay of less than 150 days additional USD 5 per day as of late fine.

Tipping:

Tipping is not included in the salaries of your guides, porters, or crew, but it is greatly appreciated. In Nepalese culture, tips are the accepted and a lovely way of saying thank you (“Dhanyabada”) for good service. Normally the tips are offered at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. Most groups will give the trips the last day of the trek.

Booking and payment process:

Trekkers Paradise is a government authorized, registered, licensed, and bonded trekking and touring operator in Nepal. The company registered number is 221608/076/0677. We are members of the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Therefore, the book the Trekkers Paradise trip with confidence as we are reliable.10 percent of payment in advance and other necessary documentations like passport copy, passport size photos, travel insurance policy, arrival, and departure flight details can be made later but must not exceed within two weeks’ period from the booking date. Payment is to be made by bank transfer, western union. The remaining trip cost can be paid whether in cash or by bank transfer when you arrive in Nepal. Furthermore, we put forward the necessary modes of payment details as per your convenience by mail.

Trekkers Paradise Crews:

During the Mardi Himal trek, you will be accompanied by our local best trained and well-experienced guides/Sherpa’s to make your journey even more comfortable and memorable. All guides are well trained licensed with prior experience they have spent years trekking / climbing a peak all over the world. Porters will also be assigned to carry your luggage. Two members will be assigned one porter, combined luggage should not exceed more than 20 kgs. We provide basic accommodation for our guides and porters or tents with sleeping gear and we also provided them food and warm drinks.

  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid
  • Authorized certificate of Trekking Guide Training
  • Fluency speaking English and other major Languages
  • Rock climbing
  • Conservation and biodiversity

Join Some Extra Activates:

  • A unique Mountain Flight to Mt. Everest
  • White water rafting on Nepal’s famous rivers
  • A romantic overnight stay in a mountain resort
  • A cultural show, with dinner
  • A traditional Nepali Luxury Dinner
  • The most spectacular Bungee Jump on the Planet

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