Mardi Himal Basecamp Trek

5.0 star out of 5 (2 reviews)
  • Beautiful trek in Annapurna
  • One of the best alternative to ABC

Duration

10 Days

DIFFICULTY

Easy

GROUP SIZE

1 - 10

MAX. ALTUITUDE

4500M / 14763FT

Overview


Mardi Himal Basecamp Trek, Sited in Annapurna Region is a top trending trek of Nepal. It offers peaceful, unexplored, beautiful parts of the Annapurna region. This route provides gorgeous views of Annapurna, Machhapuchre, Dhaulagiri ranges, verdant jungle, glaring rivers, streams, wildlife, local villages, landscapes, Mardi Himal Base Camp, which is the main attraction of this trekking.

Mardi Himal Trek goes along twisted narrow path, green woods, streams, villages, climb up into rhododendron forest at the height around 3,300m (10826.77ft). Many lodges, restaurants, tea shops are available for travelers. Total package costs depend on tour, accommodation, and transportation.

The most favorable season is the autumn season in-between mid-September-October-November, that period the weather is clear, which provides the remarkable view of snow-capped mountains.

Mardi Himal Basecamp Trek Itinerary will be 7 to 8 days depending on the requirements. It begins in Kathmandu or Pokhara. If you start from Kathmandu, you take a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and drive to Kande and start the trekking vary day, but if you start from Pokhara, you move to Kande from your hotel in Pokhara, which is a 1-hour drive. The pass is quiet, relaxing, then goes steeper up to Australian Camp (2060m) and then slightly downhill to Pothana (1950m), climbing up to Deurali (2100m) Overnight. The following day, you head to Forest Camp carrying a packed lunch and walk through dense Rhododendron forest, making the surrounding colorful and reaching Forest Camp to stay the night there at Resthouse. In the morning, you walk from Forest Camp to Low Camp (2970m), which is 4 hours walk, and stay overnight at Low Camp, enjoying the view of Mt. Machapuchre (Fishtail)—the next day, hiking through the trees, Chhomrong Village, Ghandruk Village, reaching the High Camp (3550m) and rest there for the night. The following day, hike from High Camp to Mardi Base Camp (4500m) carrying packed lunch and enjoying a magnificent view of Mardi Himal, Mt. Annapurna, and return to the same place for a Night Stay. After having breakfast, you can head to Siding (1700m) and drive back to Pokhara (830m).

Cost Includes


  • Airport pick & drop by comfortable private air-conditional vehicle
  • All tours & transfer as per the given itinerary by comfortable private air-conditional vehicle
  • All sightseeing tours with an English speaking local guide as per itinerary
  • All applicable monument entrance fees
  • TIMS Card & permit fees
  • Trekking guide & porter
  • Free Trekking Bag
  • All activities which are mentioned in the above itinerary
  • Daily buffet breakfast in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, dinner during the trekking time
  • All accommodation in the mentioned hotel

Cost Excludes


  • Nepal Visa fees
  •  International airfare
  • Tips for driver, guide &  porter [It is not compulsory but recommended]
  • Meals  in Kathmandu & Pokhara [US$ 10-20 per lunch/dinner]
  • Necessary trekking equipment and things as per check list
  • Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation
  • Any transportation cost outside of the regular itinerary
  • Personal expenses such as insurance, medical charges, laundry, shopping, liquor etc
  • Cost arising by flight cancellation/road blockades/landslides and reasons beyond our control

What to Expect?


One of the best trekking in Nepal. Enjoy beautiful Himalayan scenery and amazing holidays. Despite being one of the shortest routes, this trail significantly gains altitude with 4500 meters at Mardi Himal Base Camp which is higher than the Poonhill and the Annapurna base camp. Thus, it is comparatively more challenging for trekkers who suffer from altitude sickness. However, a little attention and precaution keep you fresh and help you for the successful completion of the trek.

Itinerary


  • We will assist you to the hotel.

    Altitude

    1310M / 4010FTM

    Accommodation

    Hotels

    Meals

    N

    Duration

    30 Minutes Hours

  • There are two options to travel from Kathmandu to Pokhara. The first option is to take a 25 minutes flight and the second is to travel by bus that normally takes 6 hours.

    Altitude

    840M / 2610FTM

    Accommodation

    Hotels

    Meals

    B

    Duration

    7 Hours Hours

  • The second day of your trip begins with an amazing breakfast at the hotel in Pokhara. A private car or a jeep receives you from the hotel and about an hours’ drive takes you to Phedi from where your Mardi Himal base camp trek officially starts.

    Altitude

    1900M / 6233.596FTM

    Accommodation

    Lodges

    Meals

    B, L, D

    Duration

    5 Hours Hours

  • Enjoy the wonderful breakfast and start the trek for Lower Camp passing through the rhododendron forest and capturing the scenic views of snow capped mountains in your camera along the trail.

    After the hike of about 4 hours, you will reach at the day’s destination, the Lower Camp that offers you the mesmerizing view of Mount Fishtail, popularly known as Mount Machhapuchhre.

    Altitude

    3035 mM

    Accommodation

    Tea Houses

    Meals

    B, L, D

    Duration

    4 Hours Hours

  • A nearly 1.5 hours hike takes you to the Middle Camp, probably the first stop of today’s trek. After an hour’s walk, you will pass Badal Danda from where you can enjoy the close views of Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre. The marvellous views of Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, and Mardi Himal really make you feel that you are in heaven.

    Altitude

    3538 MM

    Accommodation

    Tea Houses

    Meals

    B, L, D

    Duration

    6 Hours Hours

  • Most exciting as well as the most challenging day of your trek. It is an exciting day in the sense that you are exploring the major destination of the trip and a challenging day as you have to ascend for about 4 hours to reach the base camp and then descend down steep and slippery downhill nearly for another 4 hours to reach the overnight station, Siding.

    Altitude

    4500 MM

    Accommodation

    Tea Houses

    Meals

    B, L, D

    Duration

    6 Hours Hours

  • This is the closing day of your trek. After having a relaxed breakfast in the teahouse, get prepared for about 3 hours trek to Lumre where a jeep managed by Himalayan masters receives you and drops you at one of the best hotels in Pokhara. Have a refreshed afternoon and enjoy the final dinner at any best place.

    Altitude

    1900 MM

    Accommodation

    Hotels

    Meals

    B, L, D

    Duration

    6 Hours Hours

  • This is the day to say farewell to Pokhara and drive back to Kathmandu.  As we have already mentioned in Day 1 that there are two options to travel this 200 km distance either by plane or by bus. You can choose either of the options at your convenience.

    Altitude

    1310 MM

    Accommodation

    Hotels

    Meals

    B, L, D

    Duration

    7 Hours Hours

Frequently Asked Questions


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Accommodation

Almost all the Nepal’s Himalayan treks are teahouse treks so the teahouses are the common accommodation in many of the trekking routes providing just the basic requirements. The rooms in the teahouses are mostly on sharing basis. Mardi Himal Base Camp trail is not a very old route, the hotels and teahouses are comparatively less than other common routes like ABC and Poonhill. So, in some of the stations, you may have to share the rooms with 5 to 8 persons.

Food and Water

You will enjoy the delicious food along the trail of Mardi Himal base camp. While trekking on the Himalayas, you had better focus more on what your body requires rather than your favorites. The quality and quantity of food and water you consume during the trip determines the amount of stamina in your body which is essential for making your trek pleasing and purposeful.

Gear List


  • Rucksack with waterproof cover (30-35 liters capacity): The one you need at first for keeping other essentials.
  • A pair of shoes: This trip is not much difficult one so, any outdoor shoes work for you. However, if you have the official hiking boots, it is great. Whichever you take ensure that is lighter.
  • Hiking pants: these pants contain the extra side pockets and they can also be folded into knee length shorts
  • Waterproof trousers or a pair of yoga pants: it makes you more comfortable for hike. Choose having double layers that helps you keep warm
  • Thermal shirts and trousers: They should be thick enough to maintain heat but make sure they should be flexible for proper movement.
  • Shorts
  • T-shirts: better if you manage for each day
  • Fleece jacket/down jacket
  • Wind/water proof jacket
  • Socks: 4-6 pairs
  • Underwear: 4-6 pairs
  • Sunglasses and sun hat: Essential for protecting your face and neck from direct sunlight
  • Sun protection cream
  • Lip balm 
  • Woolen cap or Balaclava: It is important to protect your face and neck from bitter cold
  • Inner and outer gloves
  • Headlamp
  • Power bank/extra batteries
  •  Wet wipes/hand sanitizers
  • Towel
  • Rubber sandal 
  •  toiletries
  • Reusable water bottle and water purification tablets
  •  Sleeping bag
  • Enough cash for the trek: you rarely find ATMs in the trekking trail
  • Camera

Optional Items

  • Hiking Boots: Besides trekking shoes, if you manage a pair of hiking boots having a strong grip and ankle support, it works best for trekking in the most difficult trail too. But be sure they are perfect in size and light enough to wear for long hours.
  • Trekking pole: It might be useful for you to slippery and complicated trail.
  • Toilet paper: You can also buy on the way.
  • First-aid- Kit: No bother for organized group as your guide will carry. Still you are suggested to include some of the items like motion sickness pills, electronic thermometer, aspirin, iodine tablets, birth control, some oral rehydration packets and tiger balm which is great for bites and sting.
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Wrist watch
  • Dust mask: Useful especially for dusty section of the trail.
  • Money belt
  • Menstrual supplies for women
  • Favourite snacks/herbal teas
  • Games or books: Can be useful for ‘downtime’
  • Maps/language or guide books: Essential for independent trekkers but no bother for organized group

Essential Documents

  • Travel Insurance: It is must to make trek in the Himalayas. The Insurance policy covers you for any unexpected accidents and emergencies.
  • Passport: It is the basic document to enter in any foreign country.
  • Nepal Visa: Visa is essential for most foreigners to stay in Nepal. It can be acquired in Kathmandu or in advance at your nearest Nepali Embassy or consulate. Generally the visa fee is $40 for one month.
  • Tickets
  • We recommend you to make at least 3 copies of all your documents. Take one with you, one at house and one with your travel partner that becomes helpful at the time of emergency.

5 of 5 | 2 Reviews

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Piiter

UK | 21/11/2021

A very memorable trip! My first trek experience was so much fun and exciting with all help from “Himalayas Mountain Treks and Expedition” with very Good management

5 of 5

Sandy

United Kingdom | 21/11/2021

Best Trekking package for New Trekkers.

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