Mardi Himal Hike – Self guided trekking trip

7 Days

Mardi Himal hike is a new trekking destination of Nepal. It is one of the easiest & shortest treks in Nepal. During Mardi himal base camp trek; you will be blessed to view the majestic surroundings.

The trail starts from Phedi. 45 minutes to 1 hour of hike from Phedi will take you to Dhampus and further to check – point to enter inside Annapurna conservation area. After documents check at the check point you will walk through a lavis green jungle. During the hike to Mardi Himal you can witness the varieties of vegetation, wildlife, green landscapes and wide snow – capped mountains such as Annapurna range, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre and Mardi itself.

Mardi Himal Hike

During the hike, you will reach the place named ‘Badal Danda’ where you will be hiking above the clouds. The clouds seen below from ‘Badal Danda’ during the trek are absolutely mind – blowing. While hiking, you will be staying overnight at a teahouse on every day to day basis.

Reaching the high camp and viewing the sunset along Mount Machhapuchhre is one the major attractions of Mardi Himal. Early in the morning, from high camp you will be hiking towards Mardi base camp. The trail to Mardi base camp is an adventure which can be lifetime experiences for the trekkers. During the hike to Mardi base camp, you can also witness the beautiful scene of the surroundings at the time of sunrise.

What to expect in Mardi Himal Hike?

  Mardi Himal hike is a teahouse trek. You cannot find a hotel during the Mardi Himal hike but the teahouses you found over there are highly accommodating. Your accommodation and transportation during the trek is booked by Nepalgram Adventure. Nepalgram Adventure guide will assist you through satellite phone to reach Mardi Himal.  

    During the hike, he/she will be answering you every related question you want to ask such as about the route, time taken, essential equipment, do’s and don’ts to be followed and furthermore. During the trek, you can witness the eye – catchy views of snow – capped mountain ranges.

    Mardi Himal Hike

      The hikers can further expect to explore the flora and fauna, culture and tradition of local people and hospitable teahouses. If you face any difficulties while hiking to Mardi Himal then don’t forget to contact your guide. Nepalgram adventure team is ready to help you in every situation. We will find the best solution to help you because guests are good for us.  

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    Best season for Mardi Himal Hike

    Mardi Himal hike is done throughout the year but autumn (March – May) and spring season (August – October) are highly recommended to hike Mardi Himal rather than winter (November – February) and monsoon season (June – July).

    Autumn and spring are highly recommended because the trekkers can find the best view of the surrounding and trail easily during these seasons. In these seasons, the weather is also not so cold where the hikers can easily adjust their body temperature according to the surrounding temperature. The trekkers can get the best view of the snow – capped mountains.

    In comparison to autumn and spring, winter and monsoon are less recommended because the hikers may find the weather not so good and trail difficult. During the monsoon, the surrounding temperature is not so high but in the winter season the surrounding temperature is too high. The trail can be slippery due to the rainfall in monsoon season and slippery on the trail due to snow in winter season.

    But despite being difficult, in the monsoon season you can find the best view of the Mardi Himal surrounding after stopping continuous rainfall and in the winter season all the surrounding will be covered with snow where it seems like heaven. The use of proper equipment’s and proper guidelines will surely lead to success to hike Mardi Himal during monsoon and winter season.

    Mardi Himal Hike

    Outline Itinerary

    • Day 1 – Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (1400 meters)
    • Day 2 – Drive from Pokhara to Phedi and trek to Deurali (2100 meters) via the Australian camp and Pothana
    • Day 3 – Trekking from Deurali to Low Camp via Forest Camp (3000 meters)
    • Day 4 – Trekking from Low Camp to High Camp (3500 meters)
    • Day 5 – Trekking from High Camp to Mardi Base Camp (4500 meters) and trek back to high camp
    • Day 6 – Trekking from High Camp to Sidding
    • Day 7 – Drive back to Kathmandu (1380 meters)

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    Major things to see during Mardi Himal Hike

    • Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and vice – versa
    • Trekking through jungle and no tree Zone
    • Exploration of flora and fauna of Annapurna Conservation Area
    • Exploration of culture and tradition of local people
    • Exploration of landscapes and greenery surrounding
    • Walking above the clouds
    • View of famous Annapurna base camp trek trail
    • View of snow – capped mountains such as Annapurna, Mount Hiunchuli, Mount Machhapuchhre and Mardi
    • Sunrise and sunset over Mount Machhapuchhre
    • Hospitable Sidding village
    • Drive in private jeep from Sidding to Pokhara

    Cost of Mardi Himal Trek - General Inclusions

    • Briefing on phone every morning before the start of the trek.
    • Guide on call duty at any time during the trek
    • Arrangement of accommodation in the tea houses in the places where tea house owner is reachable.
    • Phone guidance for the bus/jeep/car ticketing.

    Cost of Mardi Himal Trek - General Exclusions

    • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at International Airport - Kathmandu). You need 30$ dollar visa fee for 15 days, cash money will be easier.
    • All Food & accommodations during the hike
    • All necessary paperwork (ACAP) entry permits & trekker`s information management system (TIMS).
    • Credit card processing fees for online payment.
    • Satellite Phone - if you want to rent we can help you.
    • Tips for your phone guide and driver (Tipping is never been compulsory though expected).
    How challenging is the Mardi Himal trek?

    Because it’s one of the shortest treks and the route avoids challenging terrain, the Mardi Himal trip is rated as easy, but novice hikers regard it as a medium-difficult hike. It’s a medium-level trek for beginners because of the exhaustingly long hikes and incline hills. You spend about 5 to 6 hours walking every day on the Mardi Himal foothills.

    How long would the Mardi Himal trek take?

    A 7-day Mardi Himal Trek is possible. If you just have a small amount of time, you can still make the shortest route, but you must fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Your two days could be saved by it. You can take a bus to Pokhara for your journey and extend your hiking to Annapurna Base Camp with Mardi Himal if you have more than a week to spare.
    For those with vacations of less than a week, taking flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu is the best option for beginning the trek on the same day. We specialize in creating trips that fit your schedule and price range. For more information, kindly contact us.

    How long does the Mardi Himal trek last?

    The Mardi Himal Trek covers a distance of 41 kilometers. Kande is the starting point, and the route goes through Australian Camp, Pothana, Deurali, Forest Camp, Badal Danda (Middle Camp), High Camp, and Mardi HImal Base Camp before returning to Low Camp, Siding Village, and driving to Pokhara.

    What is the cost of the Mardi Himal trek?

    The Mardi Himal Trek typically costs between $500 and $1000. On their schedule, however, it may vary in terms of time and money.

    What is the quickest path for the Mardi Himal Trek?

    For individuals with very little time to travel to Mardi Himal base camp, the shortest journey can be completed in 3 nights and 4 days.
    Pittam Deurali (by driving from Pokhara) is the best starting point for a Mardi Himal trek. From there, it takes two days to go to High Camp. On the third day, hike to Mardi Base Camp, then trek to Landruk, where you can then take a car to Pokhara. This is the quickest way to complete the Mardi Himal Excursion. To save two days of travel time, you can fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara and from Pokhara to Kathmandu.

    What kind of lodging can we anticipate while traveling to Mardi Himal?

    Since this walk is close to Pokhara, you may anticipate finding a respectable hotel that fits your budget. However, you are likely to stay in teahouses while on the Mardi Himal walk. While climbing to Mardi Himal, you will come across a little teahouse, but the views from the teahouse make staying there worthwhile.

    How secure is a trek to Mardi Himal?

    Trekking to Mardi Himal is entirely risk-free. The path does not pass through a landslide or avalanche zone. However, getting from High Camp to Mardi is challenging because of the path’s narrowness and danger during the winter. Beyond High Camp, the trail is extremely dangerous when it is covered in snow. You’ll be safer than on a solo expedition, though, if you travel through a company. Before embarking on a solo expedition, keep this in mind because
    If you proceed, your path may be hazardous if you veer off course. There are few sections from Mardi Himal Base above the High Camp where you must have a guide who is familiar with the secure route. So it is always safe to trek with a guide.

    What draws people to hike up Mardi Himal?

    You should trek to Mardi Himal because of the spectacular mountain vistas. You may view both sides of the hill by strolling along its ridge.

    What type of permits am I going to need to climb Mardi Himal?

    To trek to Mardi Himal, you require an Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and a TIMS card (Trekkers’ Information Management System).

    What should I bring for the trek up Mardi Himal?

    Along with other things, you should bring warm, cozy clothing, strong hiking boots, a sleeping bag, a daypack, a water bottle, and a first aid kit. It is advised to only bring the necessities and to pack lightly.

    Do I require a guide to hike the Mardi Himal?

    Although it is possible to complete the Mardi Himal walk without a guide, doing so is not advised for safety and navigational reasons.

    You can send your enquiry via the form below.

    Mardi Himal Hike – Self guided trekking trip
    From $60
    / person for Guide+B/B Trip
    • Tourist Bus-Jeep
    • 4500 meters
    • Hotel-Teahouse
    • less active
    • Kathmandu
    • Kathmandu
    • In person
    • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
    • English/Chinese/Hindi
    • Jungle Trekking
    • March-May(Autumn) & August-October(Spring)
    • 5
    • 78

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