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Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek

Key Information

Trip Duration:

8 Days

Maximum Altitude:

4500m

Difficulty Level:

Moderate / Adventure

Suitable Season:

Autumn / Spring

Accommodation:

Hotel/ Tea House

Start/Finish:

TIA, Kathmandu - Nepal

Location:

Annapurna Region, Nepal

Group Size:

10+

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Mardi Himal Trek Overview

Join us and explore the hidden gem of Nepal's Annapurna region with the Mardi Himal Trek! Welcome to Lord Buddha's country, where you’ll experience warm Nepali hospitality on this off-the-beaten-path adventure.

This moderate-level trek takes you through diverse landscapes, charming villages, and rhododendron forests. Starting in Pokhara, the 50-kilometer journey offers stunning views of Mardi Himal, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli, culminating at Mardi Himal Base Camp (4,500 meters) for a close encounter with the towering peaks. Enjoy comfortable teahouse accommodations, authentic Nepali meals, and cultural interactions.

Ideal during spring and autumn, the Mardi Himal Trek is perfect for adventure enthusiasts seeking a pristine, less-traveled path. Sole Encounters provides experienced crews and runs the safest trips, ensuring responsible travel. By booking with us, you support health and education initiatives in local communities.

Trip Highlights of the Mardi Himal Trek

  • Spectacular Mountain Views: Panoramic vistas of Mardi Himal, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli.
  • Off-the-beaten-path Experience: A quieter trek, savoring the tranquility of the mountains.
  • Diverse Landscapes: Rhododendron forests, traditional villages, terraced fields, and alpine meadows.
  • Authentic Cultural Experience: Interactions with Gurung and Magar communities, experiencing warm hospitality and local cuisine.
  • Mardi Himal Base Camp: Reach the pinnacle at 4,500 meters for a close-up view of Mardi Himal peak.
  • Peaceful and Serene Environment: Escape the city's hustle and find inner peace in the serene Himalayan surroundings.

Join us for an unforgettable adventure. Namaste!

Mardi Himal Trek outline Itinerary

Day Trekking Itinerary Altitude (In Meters) Approximate Trekking Time (Hours)
1 Arrival in Mt. Everest Nepal TIA 1,400 35m drive 
2 Pokhara - Phedi  -Pothana 1990 20m fly /5hrs hike
3 Trek from Pothana to Low Camp 2,950 6hrs hike 
4 Trek from Low Camp to High Camp 3,550 4-5hrs hike 
5 Explore Mardi Himal Base Camp and return to Low Camp 2,950 6-7hrs hike 
6 Trek from Low Camp to Lumre and drive to Pokhara 1206 4-5hrs hike/ 3hrs drive 
7 Transfer from Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus 1400 7hrs drive 
8 Final Departure / Back To Your Home Town   Airport Drop 35m

Mardi Himal Trek Itinerary Expand All Close All

Welcome to Mt. Everest Nepal! As you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, get ready to embark on an extraordinary adventure.

Surrounded by the breathtaking peaks of the Himalayas, you've entered a land of rich culture, warm hospitality, and unparalleled natural beauty. Your journey is about to unfold, promising memorable experiences and a deep connection with the majestic landscapes of Nepal. Let the adventure begin!

Food
Welcome Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1400

Embark on an exciting day of your trek as you fly from Kathmandu to the enchanting city of Pokhara. Take in the panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks during this scenic flight. Upon reaching Pokhara, a picturesque city nestled by the serene Phewa Lake, you'll then drive to Phedi (1130m), the starting point of your trek. Your trekking journey kicks off with a trek to Pothana (1,990m), a charming village surrounded by lush forests and offering glimpses of the Annapurna and Machapuchare ranges.

As you traverse through diverse landscapes, get ready for a trekking experience filled with natural wonders and cultural encounters. Each step takes you closer to the heart of the Annapurna region, promising an unforgettable adventure.

Food
Breakfast / Lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation
Local Tea House
Elevation
1990

Embark on a scenic trek from the quaint village of Pothana (1,990m) to the serene Low Camp (2,950m), a journey filled with breathtaking landscapes and immersive experiences. The trail winds through lush forests, offering glimpses of towering peaks along the way. As you ascend, the air becomes crisper, and the surroundings transition into alpine beauty. The approximately 5-hour trek unveils panoramic views, creating a perfect balance of adventure and tranquility. Arriving at Low Camp, nestled amidst the Himalayan wonders, you'll find a peaceful haven to rest, surrounded by the pristine beauty of the Annapurna region.

Food
Breakfast / Lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation
Local Tea House
Elevation
2950

Embark on a captivating trek from the enchanting Low Camp (2,950m) to the elevated High Camp (3,550m), a journey that promises both adventure and awe-inspiring scenery. The trail ascends through alpine landscapes, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks. As you ascend, you'll notice the change in vegetation, transitioning into a high-altitude haven. The 5 to 6-hour trek is a delightful blend of exploration and serenity, with each step revealing the grandeur of the Annapurna region. Upon reaching High Camp, situated against the backdrop of majestic mountains, you'll experience a sense of accomplishment and immerse yourself in the tranquility of the Himalayan landscape.

Food
Breakfast / Lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation
Local Tea House
Elevation
3550

Embark on a mesmerizing adventure as you explore the ethereal Mardi Himal Base Camp (4,500m) for 5 to 6 hours, surrounded by the towering peaks of the Annapurna region. The journey to the base camp offers unparalleled views and a profound connection with the Himalayan landscape. Witness the grandeur of Mardi Himal and its pristine surroundings, creating memories that will last a lifetime. After soaking in the breathtaking vistas, descend to the tranquil Low Camp (2,950m), where you can relish the serene ambiance and reflect on the beauty of your mountainous escapade.

Food
Breakfast / Lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation
Local Tea House
Elevation
2950

Embark on the final leg of your Mardi Himal adventure with a picturesque trek from Low Camp to the charming village of Lumre (1206m). Enjoy a leisurely 6-hour walk through the lush landscapes, capturing the essence of the Annapurna region. Upon reaching Lumre, indulge in the local charm before driving to the enchanting city of Pokhara. The 6-hour trek offers a perfect blend of natural beauty and cultural experiences, preparing you for the relaxing drive and concluding your journey with lasting memories of the Himalayan foothills.

Food
Breakfast / Lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1206

Bid farewell to the serene lakeside city of Pokhara as you embark on a scenic journey back to the vibrant capital, Kathmandu. Our provided tourist bus ensures a comfortable and picturesque 7-hour ride, allowing you to relish the landscapes and reflect on the unforgettable experiences of your Mardi Himal Trek. While a flight option is available, the bus journey offers a more immersive experience, allowing you to soak in the diverse beauty of Nepal's terrain before your adventure concludes in Kathmandu.

Food
Breakfast / Lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1400

As your incredible Mardi Himal Trek adventure comes to a close, it's time for your final departure. We hope the memories of breathtaking mountain vistas, cultural encounters, and the serene landscapes of Nepal accompany you on your journey back to your hometown. The experiences you've gained and the friendships forged during this trek will forever hold a special place in your heart. We wish you a safe and pleasant journey, and we hope you carry the spirit of the Himalayas with you until we meet again. Farewell and Namaste!

Mardi Himal Trek Cost Includes

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • One-way domestic flight tickets
  • 3 nights hotel stay in Kathmandu & Pokhara with Breakfast
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permits
  • 3 meals (tea, lunch, dinner, breakfast) during the trek
  • All necessary paperwork, including local tax
  • Certified English-speaking guide and a porter for every 2 clients
  •  twin-share teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • Free emergency assistance
  • Duffle bag for the trek
  • Achievement certificate
  • Welcome and farewell dinner

 

Mardi Himal Trek Cost Excludes

  • International flight ticket
  • Travel insurance up to 5000m with medical cover
  • Nepal visa fee ($40)
  • Personal trekking equipment and own medical kit
  • Personal expenses
  • Electronic devices/Wi-Fi/Hot shower on the trek
  • Tipping for crews $180-210 per clients 
  • Optional activities and early arrival/return

Mardi Himal Trek Altitude Profile

Mardi Himal Trek Route Map

FAQs

How long is the Mardi Himal Trek?

The trek typically takes around 6-8 days, depending on the specific itinerary and trekking pace.

What is the best time for the Mardi Himal Trek?

The best times are during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when weather conditions are stable, and visibility is optimal.

Is the trek challenging?

The Mardi Himal Trek is considered moderately challenging, suitable for trekkers with a reasonable level of fitness. Proper acclimatization and gradual ascent ensure a safe journey.

What is the highest point of the trek?

The highest point is Mardi Himal Base Camp at an altitude of approximately 4,500 meters (14,764 feet).

Do I need special permits for the trek?

Yes, you need permits, including the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card.

Are teahouses available along the route?

Yes, teahouses provide accommodation and meals along the trail, offering a comfortable stay for trekkers.

What is the accommodation like during the trek?

Accommodation ranges from teahouses with basic facilities to homestays in some villages, providing an authentic experience of local culture.

Is there phone reception and internet during the trek?

Phone reception and internet services are available in certain areas, but connectivity may be limited at higher altitudes.

Can I trek independently, or do I need a guide?

While it's possible to trek independently, hiring an experienced guide is recommended for safety, navigation, and cultural insights.

What should I pack for the Mardi Himal Trek?

Essential items include sturdy hiking boots, layers of clothing, a backpack, trekking poles, a sleeping bag, and personal toiletries. A detailed packing list is advisable.

Are there ATMs on the trekking route?

ATMs are available in Kathmandu and Pokhara, but it's recommended to carry enough cash, as ATMs may be limited on the trek.

Is travel insurance necessary?

Yes, comprehensive travel insurance that covers medical emergencies, evacuation, and trip cancellation is highly recommended.

Can I extend my stay in Kathmandu or Pokhara?

Yes, you can extend your stay in Kathmandu or Pokhara for additional exploration. Additional accommodation costs are not included in the trek package.

How do I book the Mardi Himal Trek?

You can book the trek through reputable trekking agencies in Nepal or online platforms, ensuring all necessary permits and logistics are arranged.

Traveller Useful Information

Embark on the enchanting Mardi Himal trek at an affordable cost, where nature unfolds its pristine beauty in the heart of the Annapurna region.

Our meticulously crafted Mardi Himal trek packages ensure an unforgettable journey with transparent pricing that caters to various budgets.

Discover panoramic vistas of snow-capped peaks, lush rhododendron forests, and traditional villages, all while our experienced guides lead you through this lesser-known gem.

Our competitive Mardi Himal trek cost covers accommodation, meals, permits, and expert guidance, allowing you to immerse yourself in the Himalayan charm without any hidden expenses.

Unveil the magic of Mardi Himal with us, where adventure meets affordability seamlessly. Book now for an exceptional trekking experience that resonates with both nature enthusiasts and savvy travelers.

Experience unparalleled comfort during your trek with our exceptional accommodations service.

Our lodges and teahouses are strategically located to provide a cozy retreat amidst the breathtaking landscapes of your journey.

Immerse yourself in the warmth of clean, comfortable rooms, ensuring a restful night's sleep after each day's adventure.

Our commitment to visitor satisfaction extends to providing essential amenities, friendly staff, and a welcoming atmosphere.

From panoramic mountain views to convenient access to trekking trails, our accommodations enhance your overall trekking experience.

Book with us for a worry-free trek where your comfort is our priority.

Discover the perfect blend of nature and relaxation with our top-notch accommodations service.

Embark on the ultimate adventure from Pokhara to Mardi Himal, as our trek seamlessly blends convenience and excitement.

The distance from Pokhara to Mardi Himal is a thrilling journey of approximately 20 kilometers, promising awe-inspiring views and diverse landscapes.

As you traverse this scenic route, you'll be captivated by charming villages, lush forests, and panoramic mountain vistas that make the trek unforgettable.

Our carefully planned itinerary ensures a comfortable pace, allowing you to savor every moment of this trekking experience.

Trust us to turn the distance between Pokhara and Mardi Himal into a captivating exploration, where each step brings you closer to the natural wonders of the Annapurna region.

Join us for an adventure that marries the thrill of the journey with the beauty of the destination.

Embark on the Mardi Himal trek at the optimal time to witness nature's spectacle in all its glory.

The best season for the Mardi Himal trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November).

During these months, the weather is mild and stable, offering clear skies and stunning views of the surrounding peaks.

The rhododendron forests burst into a riot of colors in spring, while the crisp autumn air provides excellent visibility and a pleasant trekking experience.

Our expertly curated Mardi Himal trek packages ensure you make the most of these ideal conditions, providing a seamless blend of adventure and comfort.

Choose these seasons to maximize your trekking enjoyment and capture the breathtaking beauty of the Annapurna region.

Book your journey with us for an unforgettable experience in sync with nature's finest moments.

Elevate your trekking experience with our seamless transportation services, designed to add convenience to every step of your journey.

From the moment you arrive at the trailhead to the final descent, our reliable transportation ensures a hassle-free adventure.

Enjoy comfortable transfers from your accommodation to the trek starting point, allowing you to focus on the breathtaking landscapes rather than logistics.

Our well-maintained vehicles and experienced drivers prioritize safety and punctuality, ensuring you make the most of your trekking time.

Choose our all-inclusive packages for a worry-free expedition, where transportation becomes a seamless part of your overall trekking experience.

Explore the beauty of the Mardi Himal region with the assurance that your journey is not just an adventure but a comfortable and well-orchestrated exploration of nature's wonders.

Book with us to travel effortlessly and make lasting memories along the way.

Elevate your Mardi Himal trek with our expert guiding services, where every step is a guided exploration of the stunning Annapurna region.

Our knowledgeable and friendly guides are your companions on this adventure, ensuring a safe and enriching experience.

From navigating the trail to sharing fascinating insights about the local culture and biodiversity, our guides are dedicated to enhancing your trekking journey.

Feel confident as you traverse the landscape, knowing that our experienced guides prioritize your safety and comfort.

Whether you're a seasoned trekker or a first-time adventurer, our guiding services cater to all levels, making the Mardi Himal trek an accessible and enjoyable experience.

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Himalayas with our professional guides, turning your trek into an unforgettable exploration of nature's wonders.

Book with us for a guided trek that combines expertise with a genuine passion for sharing the magic of Mardi Himal.

Client Reviews

Jennifer Kinsel

Canada

Amaizing Trek

30th June, 2023

 

We cannot praise our experience trekking to Mardi Himal with Sole Encounters Trek enough. Our guide Suresh and assistant guide were exceptional, displaying kindness, support, and patience throughout the entire journey. With a diverse group of varying ages and experience levels, we always felt nurtured, motivated, and above all, safe. When some members of our group fell ill,  and Suresh offered invaluable assistance, discussing our symptoms, providing medication, and alleviating our concerns. Nir 's extensive medical knowledge and well-equipped supplies, including daily oxygen saturation checks, greatly relieved our anxieties. Furthermore, the guides expertly paced our hike, making even the more challenging days feel achievable. The trek itself was an absolute marvel! The breathtaking views surpassed all expectations, and the opportunity to meet fellow hikers from around the globe was truly remarkable. Undoubtedly, this adventure was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and we extend our heartfelt gratitude to Sole Encounters for making it possible.

Emily

Austria

Icreadible trek experience and Lovely time

30th June, 2023

It's difficult to know where to start when describing my trek with Sole Encounters' Himalaya tour group—there were simply too many incredible aspects to highlight. First and foremost, as a 59-year-old in decent physical condition, I embarked on this journey with a mixture of excitement and uncertainty. One can never truly be fully prepared for a challenging high-altitude hike like the Mardi Himal trek, especially if it's their first experience of this magnitude.

However, I was fortunate to have Rajendra as our guide and Rajendra as our porter, both of whom displayed exceptional qualities. They were not only kind, respectful, and patient, but also incredibly knowledgeable about the region. Rajendra's sense of humor and ability to instill confidence and strength in me were truly remarkable.

Kate

Ireland

A Trip of Lifetime

30th June, 2023

We are absolutely thrilled with the exceptional services provided by Sole Encounters Trekking Pvt Ltd during our remarkable multi-day Mardi Himal trek. The expertise and enthusiasm of our tour guide, Samjhana, made our journey truly memorable. With patience and a wealth of knowledge, Samjhana meticulously explained every detail and ensured our well-being throughout the trek. Adding to the experience was Simran, his delightful assistant, who made our time even more extraordinary. We would also like to extend our gratitude to Sujan and the entire crew for their remarkable support. The stunning landscapes of the beautiful country and the majestic Himalayas left us in awe, while the warmth and friendliness of the local people added to the charm of our adventure. The farewell party provided an unforgettable conclusion to our trip. We are eagerly looking forward to our next adventure with Sole Encounters Trekking Pvt Ltd in Nepal!

Catherine / Alex

Denmark

Reliable booking -Perfect trek company,

30th June, 2023

Amazing experience smooth and reliable booking and company, and a great guides

The experience of Mardi Himal trek is already incredible on its own, but with Sole Encounters Trekking Pvt Ltd, it becomes easy, safe, enjoyable, and tailored to your needs.

We discovered Sole Encounters through Google, and the booking process was straightforward. I would recommend paying the entire amount upfront to avoid any additional charges, as mentioned on their website. The owner of Sole Encounters is extremely helpful and ensures smooth and simple planning with detailed packing lists and a helpful pre-trip meeting.

Unless you are accustomed to roughing it, I highly recommend considering the room upgrades and solo room options. These upgrades make the first three nights much more comfortable as you gradually adapt to the challenges of the demanding hike. They are definitely worth the price, particularly since the last three nights naturally become less comfortable as you ascend to higher altitudes.

With Sole Encounters Trekking, you can rest assured that they will take excellent care of you throughout the journey.

Carol

Cambodia

Mesmerizing Mardi Himal Trek 2023

30th June, 2023

The trek through the mesmerizing Mardi Himal Trek  was an absolutely incredible experience for both myself and my girlfriend. It was a journey unlike any other we had ever embarked upon. Our guide, Prakash, played a vital role in making this adventure truly unforgettable. His friendly nature and exceptional care for our well-being were truly commendable. We couldn't have asked for a better guide.

Prakash's expertise and guidance enriched our entire trekking experience. He ensured our safety while also sharing his extensive knowledge of the region, making every step of the journey both enjoyable and informative. His presence and support were invaluable, creating an atmosphere of comfort and reassurance.

I wholeheartedly recommend this trek through the Langtang Valley to everyone, and I especially encourage you to have Prakash as your guide. His professionalism, warmth, and genuine care for his clients make him the perfect companion for this remarkable adventure.

Jeannie

Hong Kong S.A.R.

Creating such memorable experiences

2nd July, 2023

The Mardi Himal trek was truly a 'once in a lifetime' experience for me, but I'm already planning my next adventure: the Annapurna Base Camp Trek! The allure of the Himalayan Mountains is irresistible, and I can't wait to return.

Prem, the person recommended to me by a colleague, was absolutely fantastic throughout the entire process, from my initial email inquiry about the trek to my departure from Nepal. He was incredibly responsive, promptly addressing any questions or concerns I had. Upon my arrival at the Kathmandu airport, Prem personally greeted me and guided me to the hotel. He even recommended a fantastic restaurant for dinner.

The Kathmandu Tour the following morning was nothing short of amazing. We visited several UNESCO Heritage sites, including temples and palaces. After the treks, Prem arranged fantastic tours and thrilling adventure activities for us. We absolutely loved exploring Pokhara and embarking on the Annapurna trek. It was an unforgettable experience.

I am immensely grateful to Prem for his exceptional service and for creating such memorable experiences. I can't thank him enough.

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