Mardi Himal Trekking - 9 Days

Overview

Mardi Himal is a 5,587-meter peak. In 2012, the Mardi Himal Trek was opened, following a ridge towards the summit. It is best known for the great views that it offers in the Annapurna region which is located to the east of the already popular trekking destination of Nepal, the Annapurna base camp. It is basically one of those short treks in this region where you can encounter beautiful rhododendron forest on the way.   There are many rest houses and appreciative homestay services which makes the route quite easy and suitable for everyone. The Mardi Himal base camp is located at an altitude of 4500m but the most important feature of this route begins at the High camp (3580m) from where you can view the entire Annapurna range. After passing through wonderful parts of the Annapurna region and On reaching the Mardi Himal base camp one can get an excellent view of Mardi Himal and Mt. Machhapuchhare As for the weather in the Mardi Himal trek, it differs throughout the year depending on different seasons. The best seasons for trekking are March, April, May, August, September, October and November, but still one can explore the beauty in all seasons. The Nepalese government classifies the peak as a “trekking peak”.

Trip Highlights

  • Stunning View of Machhapuchre Himal, Annapurna South, Himchuli
  • Hike to Mardi View point (4,200 m) for an Amazing Sunrise view
  • Trek through the the enchanted Rhododendron forests

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu (1300m) and Transfer to Hotel.

Namaste & welcome to Mandala Holidays! Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by a representative from Mandala Holidays. After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) pick up your luggage and look for our representative with a Mandala Holidays display board at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred to the Hotel. (Overnight at hotel)

Day 2
Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu ( Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath and Patan Durbar Square) and Transfer to Hotel

Kathmandu, the city of peace, lives true to this description. The city is charming, busy, bustling, serene, alive and asleep – all at once. Kathmandu, which is derived from the Pahari word for ‘wood shelter’, is an abode of serenity and tranquillity, with its monasteries, temples and spiritual melting pots. While the natural beauty of the city is more than enough for travellers to throng Kathmandu year after year. There will be a guided tour to UNESCO World Heritage Sites namely Boudhanath- the largest Buddhist Stupa in Nepal, Pashupatinath- the most popular Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva and Patan or Lalitpur (the City of Artisans), which is 5km away from Kathmandu. At Patan Durbar Square, we will delight in the architectural wonders of the Malla era. Mahaboudha Temple, Kumbeshwor Temple, Krishna Temple and Golden Temple are the major attractions at the square. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 3
Kathmandu to Pokhara by Flight , Drive to Kande (1 hour 30 min) then start trek for 1 hour 30 min approx. to Australian Camp

We take an early morning flight to Pokhara which takes 25 minutes from the capital city, Kathmandu. The flight itself is very scenic offering a glorious view of Annapurna ranges along with beautiful landscapes, rivers, and forests. After a short flight, you then headed towards Kande which takes 1 hour to reach from Pokhara. We then start hiking up to the Australian Camp (2,060m) for an hour and a half which will be our destination for the day. Overnight at Australian Camp.

Day 4
Australian Camp to Forest Camp (6-7 hours)

Early morning, after breakfast with sunrise view, we start our journey. Our trail passes through a quiet wooded area along a ridge that starts to descend after halfway. After a while, the trail starts gaining height rejoining the earlier ridge and continues till we reach Forest Camp. After reaching our stopover for the night, we explore the area which will be followed by a well-earned rest. Overnight at Tea House

Day 5
Trek to High Camp (6-7 hours)

Today’s target is High Camp, located at an elevation of 3,700m. The high Camp pathway is quite exciting as it passes through dense rhododendron forest and within the forest you can encounter flocks of Daphne or Lophophorus, the national bird of Nepal which belongs to the Pheasant family. Additionally, the marvellous view of mountains peaks. High Camp possesses only 3 hotels which are well facilitated. Overnight at Tea house.

Day 6
High camp to Upper view point (2 hours) Upper view point to Mardi Base Camp ( 4500 m) then back to Low camp

The final destination of our trip is Mardi Base Camp, located at a height of 4,500m. After a delightful breakfast, we hike 5 hours to reach Mardi Base Camp which is a beautiful viewpoint that provides a glimpse of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhree, Himchuli, and other smaller hills.

Enjoy the cool breeze that cools and refreshes your entire mind, body, and soul. Breathtaking scene of landscapes, forests, rivers, and valleys gives inner peace and happiness. After exploring the base camp, we make a downhill walk to Low camp. Overnight at Tea house.

Day 7
Low Camp to Sidhing (1700m) then Sidhing to Pokhara by Jeep (2-3 hours)

Early morning, after breakfast with sunrise view, we start our journey. We make a downhill walk to Siding (1,700m). And, trails to Siding is quite slippery so required extra awareness while walking. We then have a short trek to Lumre crossing beautiful Tamang and Gurung villages of Kalimati and Ghale. From Lumre, we head back to Pokhara on a private vehicle and drop at the hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 8
Sightseeing at Pokhara then Fly back to Kathmandu

Enjoy a free day in Pokhara to unwind, relax, and give those muscles a rest after all that trekking. Your leader can advise you of sightseeing opportunities. It is worth taking a boat for a row out on the lake, especially if the weather’s fine. The lakeside area has great shopping opportunities and internet cafes. Pokhara has an interesting old area as well as an elaborate Hindu temple and a Buddhist monastery. Perhaps visit the Peace Pagoda, where spectacular views of the mountains await. You can see the Annapurnas from here, and the famous fishtail peak, Machhapuchhare, and back across to Pokhara. You will also visit the fascinating International Mountain Museum to learn some amazing tales of past climbing expeditions. After finishing sightseeing fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 9
Depart Kathmandu

Today is your last day in Nepal. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight or you can extend your Nepal tour by joining other tour packages and activities.

Inclusions/Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Arrival, Departure and Domestic Airport transfers
  • Sightseeing Transfers
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • English speaking professional Tour guide
  • Entry fee to monumental sites
  • Trek Transfer Pokhara – Kande & Sidhing – Pokhara
  • 3-nights accommodation in Kathmandu on BB Basis
  • 1-night accommodation in Pokhara on BB Basis
  • English speaking professional Trek guide
  • 4 nights accommodation in Tea House during the trek AP Basis
  • Farewell Gala Dinner
  • First Aid Kit
  • Permit fee and TIMS card
  • Salary, Insurance of Trek Guide
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and Company Service Charge

Exclusions

  • Nepal entry Visa Cost
  • Lunch and Dinner during stay in Kathmandu
  • Trekking Gears and Equipment
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel Insurance and Rescue (It is necessary in case of emergency)
  • Extended Stay due to any natural disaster
  • Anything not included in inclusions

Gear Lists

  • TREKKING GEAR

    1. Ruck sack bag with rain cover. 

    2. Day Pack Bag – Recommended for treks with summit day

    3. Head Torch with spare batteries. 

    4. U V protection sunglasses. 

    5. Water Bottles: 2 bottles of 1 liter each

    FOOTWEAR

    1. Non-skid, deep treaded, high-ankle trekking shoes 

    2. Pair of lightweight Slipper/Sandals 

    CLOTHING

    1. Quick Dry Warm lower or Track Pants. 

    2. Full sleeves T-shirts/ Sweatshirts. 

    3. Pair of thick woolen socks. 1 pair for every two days of trekking

    4. Thermal Body warmer Upper & Lower. 

    5. Undergarments. Qty – 1 for every day of trekking

    6. Warm jacket closed at wrist & neck.

    7. Full sleeves sweater. 

    8. Rainwear ( Jacket & Pants ).

    9. Pair of waterproof, warm gloves. 

    10. Woolen cap. 

    11. Sun shielding Hat. 

    TOILETRIES

    1. Personal toiletries kit (Small Towel, Toilet paper, paper soap, Bar soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, cold cream, etc.)

    2. Sun screen lotion small pack. 

    3. Lip Balm small pack. Qty-1

    MISCELLANEOUS

    1. Camera (Optional) 

    2. Carry your medicines in plenty in case you have any specific ailment. Consult your doctor before joining the trek.

    3. Dry fruits, Nuts, Chocolate bars (Optional

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Mardi Himal Trekking

Trip Facts

  • KTM-PKR-KTM flight & Bus/Jeep/Car
  • Min 2 pax
  • 4500 m
  • Tea House
  • September - November & June - August
  • Tea House Trek
  • ACAP & TIMS
  • Easy