Mardi Himal Trek from Pokhara

Price starts from

USD 300

Meal

Full Board Meals

Start & End Point

Pokhara/Pokhara

Transportation

Private Vehicle

Accommodations

Hotel & Lodge

Activity

7-8 hours

Max Altitude

4,100m/13451ft

Distance

42KM

Trip Grade

Moderate

Best Time

March to May & September to December

Overview

If you are in Pokhara already and looking for short trek which offers stunning and close views of Annapurna then Mardi Himal Trek is the best trek for you. Mardi Himal Trek from Pokhara provides a unique and off-the-beaten-path experience, passing through lush rhododendron forests, charming Gurung villages, and terraced fields.

Mardi Himal Trek from Pokhara begins scenic drive to Kande from the city of Pokhara, through the rhododendron forest to Australian Camp and to Mardi Himal Base Camp via Badal Danda then to the High Camp. Lodges are available with their own menu that offers delicious local dishes. Within short time period that trek offers very close views of the Annapurna range and neighboring mountains.

Trek Ways Nepal’s Mardi Himal Trek from Pokhara package helps you to organize this with trekking permits, TIMS card, Guide and Porter or without porter. Our package includes all meals, lodges, transportation to and from Pokhara.

 

Itinerary

Our guide will come to pick you up at 8am in the morning in your hotel or preferred location in Pokhara. 1 hour drive to Kande which is a trekking starting point then trek trail leads uphill through the forest to beautiful Australian Camp. After tea break, we continue head up to Pathana where we stop for Lunch. After good amount of rest while having lunch, we continue climb up to Forest Camp for Overnight stay.

Maximum Altitude
Altitude

2,550m/8366ft

Loding Level
Accommodation

Lodge

Single Supplementary
Meals

Lunch and Dinner

Our destination for today is High Camp. After hot breakfast in the lodge, we start our day to Badal Danda which offers fantastic views of the Annapurna. After tea break, we continue walk to High Camp through the rhododendron forest. Overnight at the lodge at High Camp.

 

Maximum Altitude
Altitude

3,550m/11646ft

Loding Level
Accommodation

Lodge

After breakfast in the lodge, we trek up to the Mardi Himal Base Camp. Generally high camp is higher than base camp, but on this trek base camp is higher than high camp. Enjoy the views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail (known as Machhapuchhare), and more. Then trek down to High Camp. After lunch we trek down to Badal Danda for overnight. 

Maximum Altitude
Altitude

3300m/10826ft

Loding Level
Accommodation

Lodge

Single Supplementary
Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today is the last day of Mardi Himal Trek. After breakfast we trek down to Siding from where we take sharing transport to Pokhara. In the evening we will arrive in Pokhara. Our trek ends when we drop you off at your location or your preferred hotel in Pokhara

Single Supplementary
Meals

Breakfast and Lunch

Include

    • Transport to Kande and back to Pokhara
    • Twin sharing accommodation during the trek (lodge/tea house)
    • Trekking permit (ACAP)and TIMS permit
    • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
    • Fresh fruits after every dinner
    • Safe drinking water (as much as you want)
    • Tea/Coffee (Served in a cup only) 3 cups per day
    • Porters (One porter for every 2 members) and his entire expenses
    • Government-licensed and well trained English speaking guide and his entire expenses
    • Insurance of Guide and Porter
    • All required local and government taxes
    • Down jackets and sleeping bags (rental basis)
    • Trek Ways Nepal’s Duffel bag
    • Trekking route Map
    • First Aid Service (Basic)
    • Oximeter – to check your oxygen level
    • Adventure certificate (once you complete the trip)

Exclude

    • Meals and accommodation in Pokhara
    • Personal expenses like all kinds of drinks including mineral water, and alcoholic and soft beverages
    • Your travel insurance
    • Tips (expected

Date & Cost

August,2024

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Map & Altitude Graph

Frequently Asked Question

The best and suggested times to trek to Mardi Himal are mid-September to December (Autumn) and Mid-February to late May (Spring). However, this trek is possible year-round. We suggest you trek during the best time of year but we can organize if you need to trek during the monsoon or winter.

Yes, you need a sleeping bag sleeping bags rated -1°C  to -5°C as per the trekking season you plan. Also, our guide can provide you with an extra blanket if needed at the teahouses. It is always good to have a liner which you can buy here in Pokhara or you can bring from home

No, on this trek you do not require Crampons. There will not be ice on the trail to Mardi Himal.

Yes, you can buy gear in Kathmandu or in Pokhara. There are some branded items like Rab, North Face, Black Yak, Marmot, etc. There are local brands which are cheaper and still good for this trek.


 

It depends on timing, weather conditions, and your health condition. In general, you will be spending 30 minutes at the base camp. However, you can spend more if time permits or if your health, and weather condition is good. This is what you and your guide decide.



 

If you get sick, we will take you down if you can walk. Or you can take horse down (you need to pay extra for horse ride).

 

Unfortunately, you cannot buy insurance here in Nepal. You need to buy from your home country that should cover trip cancelation, trip interruption, helicopter evacuation, medical and health expenses etc.

 

Tipping is not in our culture but guides, Sherpa and porter expect tipping. You can tip at the end of the trip.

 

Unfortunately, you cannot buy insurance here in Nepal. You need to buy from your home country that should cover trip cancelation, trip interruption, helicopter evacuation, medical and health expenses etc.

 

Tipping is not in our culture but guides, Sherpa and porter expect tipping. You can tip at the end of the trip.

 

Yes, all of our guides speak English fluently. Do not expect a guide as a native speaker but good enough for Nepalese standards. Besides English, our guide speaks Spanish.

Yes, our Guides are certified and have a Government certificate. Also, first aid trained, skilled, and has leading capacity with knowledge of locals.

 

Yes, we do have our staff yearly insured. Also, we do provide full trekking gears initial phase and they are well equipped.


 

We will provide you a porter who will carry your bag. We do have 2:1 porter ratio (1 porter for each 2 people).
 

Porter will carry max 25kg (12.5kg each).
 

Yes, you can have your own porter which cost USD25 per day.

Yes, we do provide you a duffel bag. Your entire trekking gears will go in to the duffel bag which porter will carry.


 

Yes, you can leave your suitcase in Pokhara hotel. The hotel in Pokhara has a free luggage store room. We can help you with this.


 

Yes, you can have your own private room but you need to pay extra USD100.


 

Yes, you can have hot shower during the trek. It is solar shower so do not expect extreme hot.

Yes, it is better to bring your own face towel and bath towel.

 

Yes, you need to buy toilet paper along the way. They won’t have toilet paper in their toilet.

 

Yes you need to bring your own soap for your personal use.

In the village there are rest rooms but not along the way. You need to find private spot along the way for emergency use.


 

In the village there are rest rooms but not along the way. You need to find private spot along the way for emergency use.


 

There are menu available with a variety of choices. You can pick up any items as per your choice but please be vegetarians. Meats are not suggested as they are not fresh. There are bread, eggs, potatoes, rice, Pasta, noodles, pizza, macaroni, different soups, and Dal Bhat (lentil and rice with curry) available along the trek

 

Yes, we do serve hot and fresh food. They will start preparing and serve once you order your meal.


 

Absolutely not. There are veg meals available and we do suggest you go for veg meals.

No it is not a problem. You can still have options but you must tell my guide if you are vegan.

Yes, you need to tell us what food you should not eat so our guide can let it know in the lodges.


Yes, it is provided which is medicated proof and safe to drink. Our guide will carry purified tablets and add in to your bottle in front of your eye.

Yes, you can buy water bottle along the way but you need to pay for that.

Yes, you can have boiled water but you need to pay extra

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